Religious news, November 19, 2022 | New

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Editor’s Note: Faith-based institutions in the area should send event submissions at least two weeks prior to the event to Kokomo Tribune Religion Calendar, 300 N. Union St., PO Box 9014, Kokomo, IN 46901, or by email [email protected]. The deadline is Wednesday noon. Be sure to include your event details and the church’s address and phone number.

Bon Air Church of the Nazarene

Bon Air Church of the Nazarene hosts Ladies Nite Out the first Thursday of each month from 6-8 p.m. Enjoy food, crafts and devotion. Everyone is welcome.

The Bon Air Church of the Nazarene also hosts a coffee club at 9 a.m. every Monday. “No pressure, just camaraderie.” The coffee club meets at the church, 2419 N. Locke St., Kokomo. Participants must enter through the northeast door. Call 765-438-0225 for more information.

Curtisville Christian Church

At this Sunday’s worship service, Minister James Snapp Jr. will deliver the “Noah – Part One” sermon, based on Genesis 6. All are welcome to attend. More information and a virtual tour of the church are available at curtisvillecc.com. If you need prayer or want to learn more about the beliefs of the church, call 765-623-4400.

Lutheran Church of Christ

The Care for Creation team will host a Thanksgiving Luncheon for visitors and the congregation on Sunday, immediately following the 11 a.m. service at the Church, 3401 S. Dixon Road, Kokomo. Soup, sandwiches and cookies will be offered to celebrate the new oven and solar panels that continue to reduce the church’s carbon footprint.

The church will again sponsor four Advent recitals. Recitals are offered on November 30, December 7, December 14 and December 21 and begin at 12:10 p.m. and last approximately 30 minutes. The concerts are free for everyone. A light dinner follows each concert, with a suggested donation of $7.

The community is invited to a Christmas concert featuring members of Indiana University’s Kokomo Cougar Choir/Harmonics at 3 p.m. Dec. 4 at the church. The concert is under the direction of Wendy Grice. There is no charge to attend this event. Please join them in ushering in the Christmas season.

First meeting of friends

Beginning on December 1 and continuing every Thursday until December 22, there will be an Advent Series study of various books of the Gospels at 6:30 p.m. at the church, located at 1801 W. Zartman Road, Kokomo. These will also be available to watch online via Zoom. December 1 will be a study of Saint Matthew; December 8 will be a study of St. Mark; December 15 will be a study of Saint Luke; and December 22 will be a study of St. John. All are welcome and encouraged to participate.

The First Friends Meeting will host an American Red Cross blood drive on Dec. 15, from noon to 6 p.m., at Kokomo’s First Friends Meeting in Fellowship Hall. Please make an appointment to donate at redcrossblood.orgor by calling 1-800-733-2767.

For more information call 765-453-9490 or email [email protected].

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church

If you plan to return to church, consider joining them for the Advent season on Sundays at 8 or 10 a.m. from November 27 to December 18 at the church, located at 602 W. Superior St., Kokomo. Come and offer the light, the prayers and the songs of Advent by invoking the gifts of faith, hope, joy and peace for the good of our world. The observance of Advent offers a holy and beautiful preparation for Christmas. The Advent theme will be “The Gifts of Light and Love Gathered from the Dark Night of the Soul”.

Grace United Methodist Church

There will be a Thankful for Heaven singing event on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the church, 219 W. Mulberry St., Kokomo. Anyone who likes to sing old hymns should take part in the event. The singers will be placed strategically seated around the sanctuary as part of the congregation. If you want to participate in the singing, join them at 5:30 p.m. to receive music and try out some songs. For more information, call 765-461-7668.

Mount Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church

Due to the pandemic, our lives have changed. The pastor of Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church, LE Anderson, saw that changes needed to be made and that involved repositioning ourselves to get out of the walls of the church and into the community. We must reposition ourselves, refocus, reconnect and respond, it’s decided.

The church is currently “launching our with expectations in 2022” with the goal of beginning to rebuild families and community by assisting not only with their spiritual growth, but also with their physical and mental needs. For more information, contact the church, located at 1599 E. Sycamore St., Kokomo, by calling 765-452-3891 or visit them on Facebook.

New Beginnings Christian Community

“The King on the Cross” will be the theme at 10 a.m. Sunday at the church, 1900 S. Berkley Road. It is based on Luke 23:33-43. There will also be online worship on the New Beginnings Christian Fellowship Facebook page. For more information or to request prayer, contact Pastor Jeff Russell at 765-776-0868.

Second Missionary Baptist Church

All are invited to join the Second Missionary Baptist Church, 818 N. Apperson Way, each Sunday at 11 a.m. for worship. Masks, social distancing and temperature and wellness checks are mandatory. For more information, visit smbchurch.com or call 765-452-8214.

Christ the King Anglican Church

Christ The King Anglican Church offers a ministry of prayer and pastoral conversation from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday mornings at Big Ben Coffee, 2130 W. Jefferson St., Kokomo. It’s free and without obligation. Anyone who would like to pray but cannot be there at the time can contact Fr. Michael Henry at 765-513-7549 or by email at [email protected].

Bible Baptist Church

The GriefShare Grief Recovery Seminar and Support Group will be hosted by the Bible Baptist Church in Kokomo every Monday evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. until December 12. For more information, call the Bible Baptist Church at 765-455-1444.

Crossroads Community Church

GriefShare and DivorceCare meetings will be held from 6-8 p.m. every Monday for the next few weeks at Crossroads Community Church, 4254 S.00 E. West, Kokomo. Join them at any time to journey towards your healing. For more information, call Dave Welsh at 765-453-4626.

Kokomo Sion Church

Come to the church, located at 5051 E. 400 North, Kokomo, at 3 p.m. on November 27 for the Christmas Concert with Matt Gerhard, featuring sacred and secular songs of the season on piano and organ. A reception will follow.

South Side Christian Church

There will be a free community Thanksgiving dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church, located at 201 E. Markland Avenue, Kokomo. Join them for a traditional seated Thanksgiving meal in the church’s fellowship room. There will be no delivery or pick-up.

First Church of the Nazarene

There will be a Sights and Sounds of Christmas concert on December 2 and 3 at the church, located at 2734 S. Washington St., Kokomo. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m. The concerts will feature an 80+ voice choir, orchestra and the Northwestern Drumline. Please bring baby items, such as wipes, diapers, rash cream, clothes, etc. to donate to the Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center.

First Evangelical Presbyterian Church

There will be a Kokomo Musicale concert at 5 p.m. Sunday at the church, located at 2000 W. Jefferson St., Kokomo. Come see the IUK Flute Ensemble present a program for the evening. Director Trudy Whitford will also teach the plays.

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