Columbia City UM
Sunday’s sermon title is “The House of the High Priest: Courage,” from the book, “24 Hours That Changed the World,” by Adam Hamilton.
The Scripture will be from Mark 14:53, 55, 61-68, 70-72. Columbia City United Methodist Church will be studying this book through Lent. Sunday school classes are also participating in the study.
There will be a cook-off Sunday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Columbia City United Methodist Church, located at 605 N. Forest Parkway, Columbia City.
The cook-off is opened to the public. 11 teams will vie for bragging rights, the Golden Ladle Award, and will raise funds for local missions and church ministries.
The cost is $5 at the door, per person, to taste all 11 different chili’s plus a dinner of your favorite chili, a grilled cheese sandwich, homemade cookies and beverage.
It costs a quarter to vote for a favorite chili.
The March Mission Project of the Month is UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee on Relief. This organization does not receive any World Service Funds or apportionments, so donations are a vital support.
Traditional services are Sundays at 8:30 a.m. and contemporary services are at 11 a.m., with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Pastors are David Arnold and Kent Lundy.
A Lenten meditation service is held each Wednesday at 7 p.m. with a soup dinner at 6:15 p.m. A work day will be held at the church Saturday at 9 a.m.
The food item to bring this Sunday is any kind of cereal.
All non-perishable food items are needed at the food bank and may be donated any time.
Eberhard Lutheran Church would like to say “thank you” to those who brought items for the South Whitley Food Bank Sunday.
Janet Knafel will host Abigail Monday at 6:30 p.m. Linda Trowbridge will present the lesson. Abigail ladies are collecting office supplies for Lutheran Military and Families Ministries.
Deborah Group will meet Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the Newell Nelsen lounge.
Men’s Breakfast meets Wednesday with a breakfast and a short Bible study. The community is invited to join them at 8 a.m.
The Mid-Week Lenten service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday with a soup and salad supper at 5:45 p.m.
Hope Lutheran is joining Grace Lutheran during this Lenten Season.
New Hope Wesleyan
His Instrument, a mixed ensemble from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, will sing at New Hope Wesleyan Church Sunday.
The group will sing during both the 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services.
Members of His Instrument are Dayne Gowan, Paul Hooker, Stephen Hilson, Faith Poole, Rachel Rubadiri, Kim Tapper and Trevor Kimball.
The university is sponsored by the Wesleyan Church, which has its world headquarters in Indianapolis.
New Hope Wesleyan Church is located four miles west of Columbia City at the southwest corner of U.S. 30 and County Road 400 West.
Sugar Grove will be hosting a tenderloin and fish fry fundraiser Saturday, March 29 at 4 p.m. until the food is sold out.
Attendees can choose to dine in or have a carry out meal for a free will donation. The menu includes fish and tenderloin, coleslaw, chips, applesauce, homemade desserts and ice cream, lemonade and tea.
Proceeds will help provide financial support for The Youth Mission Trip to Pennsylvania in June 2014.
Sugar Grove Church of God is located at 5019 E. 500 S-57, Churubusco. For more information, call 693-1718.
St. Matthew’s UM
The community is invited to St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church for Son of God: Who is He?
Sunday’s sermon, at 9 a.m., is entitled “The Anointed One.”
Also utilizing the “Son of God” video, a Wednesday Bible study is being offered throughout the Lenten season.
The community is welcomed for a simple meal at the church at 6 p.m. followed by a group study session at 7 p.m.
This week’s segment is entitled “The Son of God.”
For more information about this and other St. Matthew’s gatherings, go to www.columbiacitystmatthewsumchurch.org  or call 691-2800.
St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church is located at 1460 E. 500 North, Columbia City.
Contact Pastor Michael Dillon at 503-1561.
The community is welcomed 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, “Water That Quenches Thirst Forever.”
The scripture readings will be John 4:5-15 and John 4:16-26. At 2 p.m., the church will lead the worship service at The Oaks. Wednesday, Jesus For Life will meet in the Family Life Center at 6 p.m. The church is located just one-half mile East of Ind. 5 on West Lincolnway.
Wolf Lake UMC
Wolf Lake United Methodist Church will be hosting a chicken BBQ on Saturday, March 29 at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wal-Mart parking lot in Columbia City.