College First Church of God will celebrate Scout Sunday this week, with members of troop and pack 302 serving as greeters in the College First Frontline Ministry at all services. A new sermon series begins this week called “Our God Saves.” The Rev. Brandon Kelly’s message is based on 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 and is titled “Our God Saved Us.” Worship is at 9 and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary (1100 N. Main St.), and the contemporary service starts at 10 a.m. at Winebrenner Auditorium (950 N. Main St.). Bible Quiz meets at 4 p.m. Sunday in room 200 to prepare for the Feb. 22 home meet. Youth in grades six through 12 are invited to the fellowship hall for dinner, games and faith study at 5:30 p.m. Sunday. The Senior Fun Dinner will take place in the fellowship hall at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Sign-up is required, and those attending are asked to bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share. A presentation on the latest news of 50 North will follow. Children ages 3 through fifth grade are invited to Children’s Choir and Kids Club at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Ladies of Koinonia will meet at 10 a.m. Thursdays in room 201 for a 10-week study of the Beatitudes and the Sermon on the Mount. A new weekly Bible study for men and women begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in room 204, using the workbook and video “Mercy Triumphs: Lessons from James” by Beth Moore. Sign up by calling the church office at 419-422-7365.
First Lutheran Church, 109 E. Lincoln St., will celebrate the Fifth Sunday of Epiphany with the Rev. Chris Dittmar preaching on the “Principles of Kingdom of Living.” Services are held at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m.”¯The Kids Choir will sing and the Brass Ensemble will play special music and will accompany several of the hymns at the 10:45 service. A noisy offering will be collected at both services to benefit Lutheran World Relief, a nongovernmental organization that focuses on sustainable development projects and disaster relief and recovery. A coffee and cookie fellowship will be held in the church lounge after each service. This month, Lutheran Social Services requests are for toilet paper, dish soap and cereal. There is a cart in the elevator lobby for the collection.
BLUFFTON — The band Cloud of Witnesses will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at First Mennonite Church, 101 S. Jackson St., Bluffton. Founders Wendy Chappell-Dick and Phil Gratz match in intensity and sing a blend a folk, rock, country and pop from the soul. They will be joined by bassist Chris Gott and multi-instrumentalist Lucas Harnish.
Bill Treadway will be the guest preacher this week at First Presbyterian Church, 2330 S. Main St., with services beginning at 9:30 a.m. The church will also host this week’s community dinner. A Cabin Fever event, featuring free games and activities for children of all ages, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 15 in the great room. At 3 p.m. Feb. 16, Kathy Grady and Friends will perform a free concert in the sanctuary, featuring a selection of Broadway tunes, jazz arrangements and ballads. For more information, visit findlayfpc.org or call 419-423-2112.
A gospel concert featuring the ministries of Chris Baldwin, Chuck Kennedy, Gary Herron and Paul James Sound will be held Feb. 15 at 50 North, 339 E. Melrose Ave. Doors open at 5 p.m., with music starting at 6. A freewill offering will be taken to support the ministries. Contact Kim DeBouver at 419-423-1725 for more information.
St. Andrew’s UM
The series “Upside Down: A Different Way of Living” continues at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, 120 W. Sandusky St., focusing on Matthew 5:38-48. Services are at 9 and 11:15 a.m. and are livestreamed at saumcfindlay.org. The early services can be heard on WFIN. A free family movie will be screened at 3 p.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall, and popcorn will be served.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 935 W. Bigelow Ave., will celebrate the Fifth Sunday of Epiphany today at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m. The Trinity Bell Choir and the Senior Choir will provide special music at each service, and the Rev. Will Stenke will be continuing the “Following” series with the message of “We Bring Change.” Habitat for Humanity will benefit from the Rice Bowl collection this weekend. The SPARK! Rotation (for ages 3 through fifth grade) starts at approximately 9:30 a.m. following the Children’s Message, under February’s theme “Walking on Water.” Sunday school for all ages follows. A new study opportunity regarding baptism continues at 10:20 a.m. Sunday in the sanctuary.