Religious news, April 9, 2022 | News


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 email [email protected] The deadline is Wednesday noon. Be sure to include your event details and the church’s address and phone number.

Kokomo Zion United Methodist Church

The United Methodist Church of Kokomo Zion will host a Holy Week concert with Matt Gerhard. The concert will be a musical journey through Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter.

The concert begins at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church, 5051 E. 400 North, Kokomo.

First EPC Kokomo

Join First Evangelical Presbyterian Church for Holy Week services in the sanctuary at 2000 W. Jefferson St. Services will also be streamed live on Facebook at

April 10: Palm Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m. with special brass ensemble.

April 14: Maundy Thursday services at 7 p.m., celebrated with Communion.

April 15: Noon Good Friday Community Service, joined by Wayman Chapel.

April 17: Celebration of the Easter service at 9:30 a.m. with bells, choir and presentation of the students’ Bibles.

New Beginnings Christian Community

“Being Faithful in Dark and Doubt-Filled Times” will be the theme at 10 a.m. on Palm Sunday at the church, 1900 S. Berkley Road. It is based on Luke 19:28-40.

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.

Curtisville Christian Church

Sunday at 10:15 a.m., Minister James Snapp Jr. will deliver the sermon “Your King is Coming,” from the Gospel of John, Chapter 12. After worship, there will be a short play, “Saint Kentigern’s Easter », in the room of the fraternities.

Curtisville Christian Church meets at 737 N. 600 East in eastern Tipton County. Visit the website at to view current sermons, sermons from the past year, and other spiritual resources. For more information, to request a prayer, or to request a Bible, call 765-623-4400.

Second Missionary Baptist Church

The Second Missionary Baptist Church will hold its Good Friday service, “Celebration of Jesus Christ at Home” and “Lead Me to Calvary,” at 7 p.m. Friday. It will be held virtually on, Facebook or YouTube.

Next, the church’s Resurrection Sunday service will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 17. It will be held at Studebaker Park behind the Carver Community Center at 1030 N. Purdum St., Kokomo. After the service there will be an “Eggstravaganza” with prizes and games for youth 12 and under.

Second MBC is located at 818 N. Apperson Way, Kokomo. For more information, call the church office at 765-452-8214, or Rev. Dr. William J. Smith Jr. at 765-452-8215.

Women of the Church United

The Indiana Church Women United State Assembly was held Saturday, March 26 at Trinity Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Indianapolis. Joyce Ancil and Peggy Hollingsworth represented Greater Kokomo Church Women United. Reverend Chiyona Bourne, chaplain of IU Health and former associate pastor of Grace United Methodist Church of Kokomo, was the keynote speaker, addressing the topic of “spirituality, women’s issues and sustainability.” The afternoon speaker was Ethel Brewer-McCane of Indianapolis sharing “Voices from the Past” with dramatizations of three women from African American history.

Since its founding in 1941, Church Women United has brought together women from across the country and many faiths to “agree to differ, unite to serve, resolve to love.” Lenten Bible study sessions, educational community forums and an annual human rights award are highlights of the CWU Local Year. For more information about the CWU, contact local president Janelle Riggs.

First Baptist Church of Galveston

The First Baptist Church of Galveston is holding an Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 16 at the Galveston Community Center, 101 S. Park Road, Galveston.

The age ranges are 1-3 years and 4-8 years. There will also be activities and photo ops for children.

For more information, contact the church office between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at 574-699-6243 for more information.

First Christian Church

The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), located on the corner of Sycamore and Malfalfa in Kokomo, invites all to its Easter celebration on April 17. The “Sonrise” worship begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by brunch from 8 to 9 a.m. and another worship service at 9:30 a.m. There will be a “Holy Easter Eggs” surprise for all, with special activities for children. For more information, call the church office at 765-457-4491.

First Meeting of Friends of Kokomo The first meeting of Friends of Kokomo will host a series of Bible studies on the book of Hebrews led by the Reverend Michael C. Carson. The series will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 28 and continue at the same time every Thursday in May in the church’s Fellowship Hall at 1801 W. Zartman Road. All are welcome.Fairfield Christian ChurchFairfield Christian Church, 1476 E. 400 South, Oakford, will be hosting a garage sale and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 29. A wide variety of household items, clothing, toys and other goods will be available.St. Joan of Arc and St. Patrick Catholic Churches Anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic faith is invited to weekly information sessions at St. Joan of Arc and St. Patrick Catholic Churches. On Mondays, sessions are held at St. Patrick’s Parish Hall, 1204 N. Armstrong St. On Wednesdays, sessions are held on the ground floor patio at St. Joan of Arc, 3155 S. 200 West ( Dixon Road). Both sessions take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and dinner is offered. There is no cost and no commitment. For more information, contact Chad Grube at 765-626-7005 or [email protected]Bon Air Church of the NazareneBon Air Church of the Nazarene 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.

Christ The King Anglican ChurchChrist 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. If you would like to pray but cannot be there at the time, contact Fr. Michael Henry at 765-513-7549 or email [email protected]

Worship is held at the church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in Christ Lutheran Chapel, 3401 S. Dixon Road, Kokomo.


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