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Faith Briefs: Local churches plan services, events

Faith Briefs: Local churches plan services, events

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Underwood Lutheran Church

Sunday, Sept. 26, Underwood Lutheran Church, at 10 Third Ave., will hold Sunday activities. Worship videos are released online at 8:30 a.m. Education begins at 9 a.m. In-person worship begins at 10:15a.m. Rev. Scott Dalen will deliver a sermon based on Mark 10:17-31.

Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church

Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church, 1800 Fifth Ave., invites the public to participate in our live worship service at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Face masks are optional. The Sunday worship service will continue to be recorded live and can be viewed on our Facebook page: Fifth Avenue UMC, Council Bluffs. The church office can be reached Monday or Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for prayer or other requests at 712-323-7374 or through our email, Everyone is invited to “Meal and Message” on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m.

Bethany Presbyterian Church

Bethany Presbyterian Church, 1900 S. Seventh St., will have in-person worship at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday with guest speaker Rev. Cindy Harvery. The message this week will be “Our Great High Priest” with scriptures Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 and Hebrews 4:12-16. The liturgist is Shari Dillehay and the greeters are Macala Dillehay and Linda Cody. There is bingo at Gethsemane church at 6 p.m. and it’s $10 per person. Masks and sanitizer are still recommended. We are a handicap accessible facility.

Twin Cities Christian Church

Twin Cities Christian Church, 4220 Gifford Road, invites everyone to worship at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday or online at During the service, class is available for children ages 1-4 and ages 5-fifth grade. A cry room is available for families with infants and young children. Men’s Bible study meets Monday nights at 7:30 p.m. Groups for kids grades kindergarten though fifth grade and students grades sixth through 12th meet Wednesday evenings from to 7:30 p.m. as well as adult prayer group. Later this fall, TCCC is relocating to 2007 S. Seventh St. with a new name, Compass Christian Church. Details about our grand opening Sunday will be coming soon. Our first community event at the new location will take place Oct. 31 from 4 to 6 p.m. Come join us for Light Night, an event for the whole family. Bring your children in costume or come as you are. There will be carnival games, bounce house, candy and food. Complete information is available at and on our Facebook page, Compass Christian Church CB. Social distancing and increased cleaning procedures are being practiced. TCCC is handicap accessible. For more information call the church office at 712-366-9112.

Hazel Dell United Methodist Church

Hazel Dell United Methodist Church, 23109 205th St., is handicap accessible and membership is not necessary to participate. The church is open for worship at 9 a.m. on Sundays, and we will maintain social distancing. Masks are not required but are available for those who need/want one, and we have plenty of hand sanitizer. We will meet in the church sanctuary. If you are sick, please do not join us. If you decide not to attend at this time, you can join us in worship at home through Facebook Live. We are in prayer for all those affected by this virus. You can check us out at

Carter Lake United Methodist Church

Carter Lake United Methodist Church, 3025 Mabrey Lane in Carter Lake, would like to invite the public to join us in our live Sunday worship service at 11 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Sunday school for children is at 10:30 a.m. and face masks are optional. The Sunday worship can also be viewed live on our Facebook page, Carter Lake, Iowa United Methodist Church. Other events this week include AA meeting on Monday at 5:15 p.m., NA meeting on Monday at 7 p.m., Bible study on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday and the craft idea exchange on Thursday at 1 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

Timothy Lutheran Church

Timothy Lutheran Church, 3112 W Broadway, will have contemporary worship service at 8 and 10:30 a.m. The 8 a.m. service is live streamed on Timothy’s Facebook page. If you don’t have Facebook, you can connect with Timothy on it’s web page after 3 p.m. on Sunday afternoon at Sunday school classes have resumed. Adult Bible study is at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday and midweek Bible study will meet on Thursday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Timothy has an elevator for easy access to worship services and other activities.

Epworth United Methodist Church

Epworth United Methodist Church, 2447 Ave. B, would like to invite the public to Sunday worship at 9:25 a.m. and social distancing will be in place. The church is handicap accessible and membership is not necessary to participate. Masks are not required but are available for those who need or want one, and we have plenty of hand sanitizer. We will meet in the church sanctuary. If you are sick, please do not join us. The scripture for this coming Sunday is Hebrews 4:12-16 and Mark 10:17-31. There is Bible study on Thursdays at 9 a.m. We are in prayer for all those affected by this virus. Prayer requests can be made at Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office phone number is 712-323-3124. You can check us out at

Mt. Hope United Methodist Church

Mt. Hope United Methodist Church, 19022 290th St. in McClelland, welcomes all to join in our worship Service on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school at 10 a.m. The church will have a meet and great breakfast on Sunday in the church basement at 9:30 a.m. to welcome Rev. Mark Johnson. Everyone is welcome and you do not have to be a member of the church to participate in our activities.

New Horizon Presbyterian Church

New Horizon Presbyterian Church, 30 Valley View Drive, has traditional services at 8 and 11 a.m. and the praise service at 9 a.m. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. and the youth group meets Sunday evenings from 6 to 8:00 p.m. The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet on Monday from 3 to 5 p.m. On Wednesday the Dulcimer Group practices at 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., the Praise Team at 5:45 to 6:30 p.m., the Chancel Bell Choir at 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and the Chancel Choir at 7:30 8:30 p.m. On Thursday the Stephen Ministry will meet at 10 a.m. and the Good Grief Group will meet at 1:00 p.m. A new member class will be held on Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. The CDC advises everyone, vaccinated or not, to wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of high transmission such as Pottawattamie County. Please consider wearing a mask (regardless of your vaccination status), remember to use hand sanitizer frequently and maintain your social distance. Food and coffee will remain unavailable. Children are welcome to attend but the nursery will not be available. If you are ill, please worship from home by watching our Facebook page

Faith Lutheran Church

Faith Lutheran Church, 2100 S. 11th St., will have contemporary praise worship at the 9 a.m. Sunday service and the Faith Praise Team will lead the congregation in uplifting praise music. Tuesday there is a 9:30 a.m. adult Bible study that is open to everyone in the church fellowship hall — please enter by the rear door. Faith is observing social distancing but masks are optional. The Faith Life Ministry is currently collecting pencil boxes, dry erasers and markers and children’s new packaged underwear to be donated to Longfellow elementary and there is a box in the Narthex marked for this purpose the congregation can place donations in. For more information about worship opportunities at Faith contact the church office at 323-6445.

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 517 S. 32nd St., welcomes everyone to worship on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. with guest speaker Rev. Deena Candler. Her sermon is “The Rewards of Discipleship” with scriptures Mark 10:17-31. The church is handicapped accessible through the northeast door of church.

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