Emanuel Lutheran Church
Emanuel Lutheran Church, 2444 N. Broadway, will hold worship with Communion at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, followed by fellowship and coffee at 10:30. At 11 a.m., Connie Grunder from NAMI will give a presentation called “Ending the Silence,” followed by lunch with MOSAIC at noon and “Kicking the Stigma of Mental Health with Kickball” at 1 p.m. in the parking lot. On Monday, Tai Chi will begin at 11 a.m.; the church council and the MS Support Group will both meet at 7 p.m. On Tuesday, the Girl Scouts will meet in the community room at 5:30 p.m. followed by the Boy Scouts in the youth center at 7. On Wednesday, Mission Action Quilters will meet at 9:30 a.m.; church dinner will begin at 6 p.m. followed by a Wildlife Encounters program at 6:45. On Thursday, adult study will begin at 9:30 a.m., Tai Chi will begin at 11; choir rehearsal will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by band rehearsal at 7:30. The church office is closed on Friday. On May 26, worship with Communion will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by fellowship and coffee at 10:30. Visit the church online at emanuelcb.org or facebook.com/emanuellutherancbia.
Timothy Lutheran Church
Traditional worship services with Communion are at 8 and 10:30 a.m. at Timothy Lutheran Church, 3112 W. Broadway. Sunday school classes and adult Bible study meet at 9:15 a.m. Bible study classes will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Timothy has an elevator for easy access to worship services and other activities.
First Congregational Church
The public is invited to worship and youth Sunday school at 10 a.m. Sunday at First Congregational Church, UCC, 611 First Ave. The Rev. Carol Hall will lead the worship and give the reflection, “You Cannot Follow.” The choir will perform and Michael Deatz will provide piano selections. After worship, a coffee and friendship time is held. Saturday yoga is at 9 a.m. and Tuesday yoga with Aubrey Nye is at 5:30 p.m. The free community dinner is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. May 31. The public is invited to join the church for food and fellowship. The church continues to collect non-perishable food items for the food pantry, as well as for students in area high schools 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 to attend Sunday morning worship services at 8 and 11 a.m. for traditional service and 9 a.m. for praise service. Sunday school for adults and children will begin at 10 a.m. Nursery care is available for ages 4 years and younger from 8:30 a.m. until after the last service. On Monday, Evening Circle will be held at Linda Vander Wal residence at 7 p.m. On Thursday, the NHPC men’s breakfast group at 6:45 a.m., and Morning Star Circle will meet at 9:30.
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. Our Savior’s Lutheran singers practice at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays. Book study is held at 7:15 p.m. Mondays in the ed unit lounge. 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.
Faith Lutheran Church
Faith Lutheran Church, 2100 S. 11th St., will have traditional worship and Communion at 9 a.m. Sunday. There will be a congregational meeting following worship at 10:15 and there will be no adult Bible study. On Tuesday, adult Bible study will begin at 9:30 a.m.; and the horseshoe league meets at 7 p.m. On Wednesday, choir practice will begin at 6:30 p.m. On Thursday, the Sewing Sisters will meet for quilting and fellowship at 1 p.m. Faith holds Sunday worship at 9 a.m. with Sunday school and adult Bible study at 10:15 a.m. For more information about worship opportunities at Faith, contact the church office at 712-323-6445.
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 June 9. You do not have to be a member of the church to participate in our activities.
Gethsemane Presbyterian Church
The public is invited to attend Gethsemane Presbyterian Church’s worship service at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. The church is located at 224 Wallace Ave. The May liturgist is Gary Driver. The greeters are Claudia Falk and Paula Woods. The Rev. Gary Eller’s message is titled “Concerning Sheep, Shepherds, and the Shepherd.” Scripture readings are from Psalm 23 and Revelation 21:1-6. The children will go to Sunday school with Vicky Woods and Nancy Brooks. Fellowship hostesses are Vicky Woods and Nancy Brooks. Coming up on June 1 is the church’s annual garage and bake sale, which will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mark your calendars for vacation Bible school on July 15-17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bible study is held from 9 to 10 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays. The 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.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 517 S. 32nd St., invites the public to worship at 11 a.m. Sunday. The organist is Joyce Mynster. Worship leader will be Fran Rathke and praise leader will be Carissa Gillette. The Rev. Vicki L. Evans’ sermon will be “A New Commandment” and focus text will be from John 13:31-35. The church is handicapped accessible via the northeast door.
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 at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Guest speaker will be Cindy Harvey. The liturgist is Carol Doty and the greeters are Clayton and Carol Murphy. There will be a children’s chat. Choir practice will begin at 9 a.m. The church will collect items for the hygiene kits this month. There will be a Presbyterian women’s luncheon at Gethsemane church on May 22 at noon, contact Sue Perry if you are planning to go. 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 10:15 a.m. featuring the Rev. Scott Dalen delivering a sermon based on John 13:31-35. Bob and the Rodenburg Family will serve as greeters.
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 nursery is provided, and a coffee fellowship follows. The Cub Scouts will meet on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. A Bible study will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday. Church office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The church’s phone is 712-323-3124. Check out at 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, the congregation will meet for prayer and Bible study at 7 p.m. The Rev. Humberto González invites the public to the church’s 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 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. Sunday school will be at 10 a.m. followed by worship at 11. The public is invited to attend. The Nightengale Circle will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Toni’s. The church’s phone number is 712-545-3021. Check out the church online at facebook.com/hazeldellumccb and at hazeldellumccb.wordpress.com.
St. John’s United Church of Christ
St. John’s United Church of Christ, 400 Cloverdale Drive, will hold Sunday worship at 10:15. The Rev. Dr. Tony Potero-Paff’s sermon will be “Imagine.” Greeter will be Ellen Fritz. Church bells will meet at 11:15 a.m. On Monday, the Boy Scouts will meet at 7 p.m.