Epworth United Methodist Church
Epworth United Methodist Church, 2447 Ave. B, is handicap accessible and open to the public. Membership is not necessary to participate in any church activities. The public is invited to a Bible study at 8:30 a.m. Sunday followed by worship at 9:25. A coffee fellowship will follow. The finance committee will meet Monday at 6:45 p.m. followed by the administrative council. The Wacky Women will meet on Tuesday at 11:15 a.m. at Tish’s. The SPRC will meet on Wednesday at 1 p.m. On Thursday, Bible study will meet at 10 a.m.; the Afternoon and Evening Stars will meet at 5:30 p.m., and the Nightengals will meet at 6. Church office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Vacation Bible school will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. July 28 through Aug. 1. The church’s phone number is 712-323-3124. Check out the church online at epworthumccb.org and at Facebook.com/pages/Epworth.
Fé y Esperanza United Methodist Church
Fé y Esperanza (Faith and Hope) United Methodist Church, 2447 Ave. B, is handicap accessible and open to the public. Membership in the church is not required to participate in any activities. Tonight everyone will meet for prayer and Bible study at 7 p.m. The Rev. Humberto González invites the public to a bilingual Sunday worship service (in Spanish and English) at 12:30 p.m. accompanied by the church’s praise band. The youth group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday. The church’s pastor can be reached at 712-828-1340. The church is on Facebook at Fé y Esperanza UMC.
Hazel Dell United Methodist Church
Hazel Dell United Methodist Church, 23109 205th St., is handicap accessible and open to the public. Membership is not necessary to participate in any church activities. Time change: Sunday school and worship will both meet at 11 a.m. during June, July and August. The public is invited to attend. The United Methodist Women will meet at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church. The church phone number is 712-545-3021. Check out the church online at facebook.com/hazeldellumccb and at hazeldellumccb.wordpress.com. Vacation Bible school will be from 9 to 11:30 a.m. June 17-21.
Faith Lutheran Church
Faith Lutheran Church, 2100 S. 11th St., will have contemporary praise worship Sunday at 9 a.m. The Faith Praise Team will lead the congregation in uplifting praise music. On Saturday evening, Faith will host the “SWAMP IN” missionaries returning from a mission trip to the Cheyenne Nation Reservation in South Dakota. On Tuesday, adult Bible study will begin at 9:30 a.m. that is open to the public; and the horse shoe league will meet at 7 p.m. On Wednesday, there will be an elders meeting at 7:30 p.m. Faith holds Sunday worship at 9 a.m. with Sunday school and adult Bible study at 10:15. For more information about worship opportunities at Faith, contact the church office at 712-323-6445.
Peace Church of the Brethren
The public is invited to Peace Church of the Brethren, 2605 Ave. E, at 9:30 a.m. Sunday for Sunday school, followed by worship at 10:30. This is Pentecost Sunday and the focus scripture passage will be Acts 2:1-21. The Leisure Club will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday. Interested in learning more about the church? Go online to peacechurchofthebrethren.org and Facebook.
Gethsemane Presbyterian Church
The public is invited to worship at Gethsemane Presbyterian Church, 224 Wallace Ave, at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. The June liturgist is Duane Hilty. This Sunday is Pentecost and congregants are encouraged to wear something red. The Rev. Gary Eller’s message will be “The Problem with Pentecost.” Scripture readings are from Acts 2:1-21 and John 14: 8-17. The children will go to Sunday school with Colleen Durham and Shirley Meyers. Fellowship hosts are Sandy Woods and JoAnn Tanner. The New Shoes Quartet will be at the church on Father’s Day, June 16. Vacation Bible school will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. July 15-17. Bible study is held from 9 to 10 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays. The church’s food pantry is open from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays. For more information, call the church at 712-366-2513. The church is wheelchair accessible.
First Congregational Church, UCC
The public is welcome to worship and youth Sunday school at First Congregational Church, 611 First Ave., at 10 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Carol Hall will lead the worship and give the sermon message: “What Is Going On Here?” After worship, a coffee and friendship time will be held. Saturday yoga will begin at 9 a.m. and Tuesday yoga with Aubrey Nye is at 5:20 p.m. On Wednesday, the cookout in the parking lot will be held during Music in the Park at Bayliss Park at 6:30 p.m. On Thursday at 6 p.m., Raise Me To Read will be held and Family Connections will have classes. Volunteers are needed for child care and dinner preparation. Call the church for more information. The church continues to collect non-perishable food items for the food pantry, especially for students in the community who are in need. The church is also collecting gently used clothing in all sizes for the giveaway in August. Visit the church’s Facebook page at facebook.com/FCC.UCC.CB.IA.
New Horizon Presbyterian Church
New Horizon Presbyterian Church, 30 Valley View Drive, invites the public Sunday to traditional worship services at 8 and 10:30 a.m. (summer schedule) and 9 a.m. for praise service. Nursery care is available for ages 4 years and younger from 8:30 a.m. until after the last service. On Monday, prayer shawl ministry will begin at 4 p.m. On Tuesday, the facility usage team will meet at 2:30 p.m.; the building & grounds team at will meet at 4; and the fellowship team will meet at 6:30. On Wednesday, the Christian Education Team will meet at 5:30 p.m.; followed by the praise team at 6:30. On Thursday, “Good Grief” Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. On June 15, RSVP Taco Night dinner group will begin at 6 p.m.
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church
The Rev. Celeste Waymire welcomes the public to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 313 Story St. The church holds worship with Communion at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. On Sundays, Sunday school for all ages begins at 8:45 a.m., worship and Communion begin at 10 and is followed by a coffee fellowship. (Sunday school is out for the summer.) Our Savior’s Lutheran food and pet pantry is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays (call between 9:30 to 11 a.m. for same day appointments) and the third and fourth Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m. (call between 4 and 5 p.m. for same day appointments). Church office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The church phone is 712-322-6655. For more events and information, check out the church online at oursaviorscb.org or on Facebook (facebook.com/Our-Saviors-Lutheran-Church-of-Council-Bluffs). OSL has an elevator and is accessible to people of all abilities.
Timothy Lutheran Church
Contemporary worship services with Communion are held at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Timothy Lutheran Church, 3112 W. Broadway. Sunday school classes and adult Bible study meet at 9:15 a.m. There will be no midweek Bible study during June, July and August. Timothy has an elevator for easy access to worship services and other activities.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 517 S. 32nd St., invites the public to worship at 11 a.m. Sunday. Sunday is the Day of Pentecost. The organist is Joyce Mynster. Worship leader and praise leader will be Carissa Gillette. The Rev. Vicki L. Evans’ sermon will be “The Holy Spirit – the Lord and Giver of Life.” Focus text will be from Acts 2:1-21. Communion will be served during the worship service and taken to the homebound in the afternoon or the first part of the week. The Board of Deacons will meet at 10 a.m. to prepare Communion and have their monthly meeting. On Thursday, Sarah Circle will meet at 11 a.m. for a potluck lunch and Bible study at Betty Simonsen’s apartment complex in Omaha. On June 15, the monthly session meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. The church is handicapped accessible via the northeast door.
Saint John Lutheran Church
Worship services at Saint John Lutheran Church, 633 Willow Ave., are held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. There is also a Sudanese worship service at 12:30 p.m. The Players Group will meet today at 6 p.m. at Uncle Buck’s inside Bass Pro Shop. On Tuesday, Esther Group will meet at 9:30 a.m.; the finance committee will meet at 4:30; the executive committee will meet at 5; and the property committee will meet at 6:30. On Wednesday, adult Bible study begins at 9 a.m. On Thursday, the Mary Group will meet at 9 a.m. Vacation Bible school will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. July 8-11. This year’s theme is “Roar” and you can register online at vbspro.events/p/0245be.
St. John’s United Church of Christ
St. John’s United Church of Christ, 400 Cloverdale Drive, will hold Sunday worship at 10:15 and Sunday school at 9 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Tony Potero-Paff’s sermon will be “Gathered and Scattered.” Greeters will be Rob and Sally Juon. There will be a church council meeting following worship at 11:15 a.m. On Monday, the Boys Scouts will meet at 7 p.m.
Broadway Christian Church
The Rev. Earlin Shanno invites the public to Sunday service at 9 a.m. at Broadway Christian Church, 2658 Ave. A. A hearing loop is installed for those who need it and the church is handicap accessible. A message for young disciples will be given so children of all ages are encouraged to stay in the sanctuary during worship service. There are Alcoholics Anonymous meetings Mondays and Fridays and Overeaters Anonymous meetings on Mondays and Tuesdays. For more information, call the church office at 712-323-7741, or go online to bcccb.org or the church’s page on Facebook.
Bethany Presbyterian Church
Bethany Presbyterian Church, 1900 S. Seventh St., will hold worship with Communion at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Nancy Ross-Hullinger’s message will be “The Pouring Out of the Holy Spirit.” The Scripture is Acts 2:1-21. Liturgist is Earl Hallberg and the greeters will be Barb Hough and Glenda Larsen. There will be a special duet on the piano/organ by Carol Doty and Carol Weis. There will be a children’s chat. Choir practice will begin at 9:30 a.m. This is Penetcost Sunday and congregants are encouraged to wear red. On Tuesday, Coffee and Conversation will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; and a vacation Bible school meeting will begin at 6 p.m. On Wednesday, a worship and music meeting will begin at noon. On Thursday, Bethany Women will meet at 9:30 a.m. The church is collecting items for hygiene kits. The church has an elevator for easy access.
Underwood Lutheran Church
Underwood Lutheran Church, at 10 Third Ave., will hold regular Sunday activities. Worship service begins at 9:30 a.m. featuring CeCe Mickels delivering a sermon based on Acts 2:1-21. Shirley Koenig, Jackie Masker and Karen Larsen will serve as greeters.
Mt. Hope United Methodist Church
The Rev. Michael Slininger of Mt. Hope United Methodist Church, 290th Street and Highway 6, invites the public to worship Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday school is at 10. Every other month is the church’s Brunch and Worship that begins at 9:30 a.m. The next Brunch and Worship will be held Sunday. You do not have to be a member of the church to participate in its activities.
Celebration of Life Choir
The Celebration of Life Choir will present its summer concert series, “One Voice,” Saturday and Sunday at various area churches. The multigenerational musical, which has a message of unity and peace, was arranged by Cliff Duren and will be directed by Jan Hoden. The Celebration of Life Choir is an all-volunteer ensemble composed of singers from throughout the Council Bluffs, Omaha and southwest Iowa area. Its mission is to be a witness to the never-ending promises of the savior it proclaims. The summer series marks the downbeat of the group’s 45th year as a nonprofit musical organization. All concerts will be interpreted for the hearing impaired. Admission is free, with a free-will offering accepted.
The schedule for the choir’s series is as follows:
Saturday – 5 p.m., Epworth United Methodist Church, 2447 Ave. B
Sunday – 10 a.m., Griswold United Methodist, 100 Cass St., Griswold
Sunday – 3 p.m., Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 600 Bluff St.