Col. City UMSunday's sermon title is "Across the Kidron Valley: Strength," from the book, “24 Hours That Changed the World,” by Adam Hamilton. The Scripture will be from Mark 14:12, 32-42. The church will be studying this book through Lent. Sunday school classes are also participating in the study.Upcoming activities in March include the UMW rummage and bake sale Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, from 9 to 11 a.m. The Brew-Ha Book Club is reading “The Hum and the Shiver,” by Alex Bledsoe. This book was named one of the best fiction books of 2011. The club will meet to discuss it Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at Brew-Ha coffee shop. Anyone who has read this book and would like to discuss it is invited.The Chili Cook-Off will raise money for participating church activities and groups, is Sunday, March 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. The community is invited to come and support their favorite charity and vote for their favorite chili. The cost is 25 cents per vote. For $5, a patron can also get a bowl of their favorite chili, with a grilled cheese sandwich, dessert, and drink.The March Mission Project of the Month is UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief. The church will help support UMCOR's costs of doing business. This organization does not receive any World Service Funds or apportionments, so donations are a vital support.CCUMC is located at 605 N. Forest Parkway. Services are on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. (traditional) and 11 a.m. (contemporary), with Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. Pastors are David Arnold and Kent Lundy. Eberhard LutheranLenten meditation services are held each Wednesday at 7 p.m. with a soup supper at 6:15 p.m.Volunteers are needed to make the soup and accompaniments.A work day is scheduled for March 22 with time to be announced later.The Clothing Bank will be closed on Mondays until further notice.Grace Lutheran During Lent the Sunday school children will be holding a “Buck-a-Chick” sale. For $1, members can purchase and decorate a paper chick for themselves, or in honor of a friend or loved one. This gift will help ELCA World Hunger provide a family in need with a chick that will eventually produce eggs to eat and sell. This Wednesday the church will have soup and salad supper at 5:30 p.m. with Lenten services at 7 p.m. Hope Coesse are invited to worship with the church.Something Brewing at Brew’ha study group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday. All are welcome to join in the discussion facilitated by Pastor Matt.Grace Preschool has openings for the fall. Parents may register by calling the church at 244-7118.Pierceton UMPierceton United Methodist Church will hold its annual pancake and whole hog sausage supper Saturday in the fellowship room of the Pierceton United Methodist Church from 4 to 7 p.m. This is an all you can eat supper for a free-will donation. All proceeds go to the mission of the church.For those who pre-ordered sausage, the orders can be picked up at the church today from noon to 5 p.m.St. Matthew’s UMExperience the life of Jesus this Lenten Season in a whole new way at Saint Matthew’s United Methodisy Church.The community is invited to attend St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, in Columbia City, to view segments of “Son of God: Who is He?”Unique service features include:•Stunning, high-quality, video clips from the new major motion picture, Son of God•Sunday’s thought-provoking sermon is entitled, “The Sinner’s Friend”Wednesday at 6 p.m. there will be a meal offered at the church followed by Group Study at 7 p.m. The video from the movie will focus on the theme “The Son of God.” The community is invited to come to learn about the life and mission of Jesus Christ in this new way.For more information call 691-2800. St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church is located at 1460 E. 500 North, Columbia City. Pastor Michael Dillon can be reached at 503-1561.Troy PresbyterianThe community is welcome to attend Troy Presbyterian Church Sunday for Sunday school at 9 a.m. and worship at 9:50 a.m. Rev. Howard Compton’s sermon title this week is, “Bringing Health And Vitality To The Most Important Part Of Yourself.” The scripture readings will be Psalm 42:1-11 and Luke 9:23-27. On Wednesday, Jesus For Life will meet in the Family Life Center at 6 p.m.The church is located one-half mile east of Ind. 5 on West Lincolnway.Washington Center UMA discussion series entitled, “Justice System and the Church,” will be held Sunday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Washington Center United Methodist Church.The church is located at 8010 S. Washington Rd., Columbia City.A presentation and discussion about the jail and prison ministries, both locally and across the nation, will be given at this family-friendly event.