Attention Churches

To be published: all church notices and changes in church notices may be submitted no later than 10 a.m. Wednesday. Each notice will run as is until further notice is received from the church.


Atlantic Gospel Chapel, 104 East 13th Street

Sunday: Chapel hour on KJAN, 9 a.m.; breaking of bread, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School and Family Bible Study, 10:45 a.m.; Evening ministry, 7 p.m.


Evangelical Free Church, 22nd and Chestnut

Senior Pastor Donald McLean and Pastor of Student Discipleship Ministries Stephen Baxley, 243-4738

Sunday: Sunday School and Adult Bible Fellowship, 9:15 a.m.; Worship, 10:30 a.m., Wednesday: AWANA-open to all children, 6-7:30 p.m.


Our Father’s House; Meeting at the Atlantic Nursing and Rehab

Rev. Cheryl Sjolin and Rev. Jeffrey Sjolin

Saturday: Meeting at 6:45 p.m.- Welcome to public, residents and staff — Enter to Worship; Exit to service!


First Assembly of God, 1913 East 22nd Street

Lori House, office administrator pastor, Stephanie Richter, Children’s Leader, 712-243-5044,,

Sunday: Small Groups, 9 a.m.; Worship and Kids Church, 10 a.m.; Children’s Church, 11 a.m.- nursery provided; Tuesday: Beacon for ladies at Sweet Joy Shoppe, 9:30 a.m.; Wednesday: Recharge Night, 6:30-7:30 p.m.: Current (Adults), Merge (Grades 6-12), Go Kids (K-Fifth), Noah’s Park (Ages 3,4,5); nursery provided; Wednesday: The Gathering for sixth through 12th grades, 4 p.m.;

Thursday: Celebrate Recovery at 6 p.m. (Call Garry Burch at 712-249-0631)


First Baptist Church, 710 Walnut (American Baptist Church)

Pastor: Rev. Ray McCalla

Phone: 243-4651

Sunday: Worship — Guest Speaker-Rev. Jackie Saxon, 10:30 a.m.; Diaconate, 11:30 a.m.; Wednesday: Ministerial Meeting, 11 a.m.; Dinner and study with FUPC, 6 p.m.; Handbell Practice at FBC, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.


First United Methodist Church, Eighth and Poplar

Pastor Dean McPherson

Nursery available during worship services

Thursday: Sarah Circle with Becky Osborne and Judy Overton at Heritage House, 9:30 a.m.; Mary Circle at Lola Ehen, 1:30 p.m.; Friday: Esther Circle with Lucy Newton, 1:30 p.m.; Sunday: Advent; Choir Practice, 8 a.m.; Traditional Worship, 8:45 a.m.; Coffee with Christ, 10 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages. 10 a.m.; Adult Bible Study, 10 a.m.; Fellowship, 10 to 10:50 a.m.; Praise Worship, 11 a.m.; Holiday Concert, 3 p.m.; Tuesday: UMW Executive Committee Meeting, 9 a.m.; Rolands Evening of Remembrance, 6 p.m.; Wednesday: Heritage House Bible Study, 12:30 p.m.; Lion’s Den, 2 to 5 p.m.; Dynamite Disciples, 2 to 5 p.m.; Confirmation, 2 to 3 p.m.; Grace Bells, 4:30 to 5 p.m.; Joy Ringers, 5:15 to 6 p.m.; BLUMPY Youth Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m.; Friday: UMW Unit Christmas Tea-Fellowship Hall, 1:30 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 15: Advent; one service, 10 a.m. Children’s Christmas Program


First United Presbyterian Church, 616 Chestnut

Pastor Rachelle McCalla 243-2195,

Sunday: Sunday School for all, 9 a.m.; Worship Service — nursery care available, 10 a.m.; Fellowship, 11 a.m.; Deacon Meeting, 11:05 a.m.; Tuesday: Men’s Breakfast at Family Table, 6:30 a.m.; Worship Service-Channel 18, 10 a.m.; Worship Committee, noon; Wednesday: Confirmation class, 5 p.m.; Advent Supper and Study — the Angels of Advent, 6 p.m.; Hand bell choir practice at First Baptist, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 15: Women’s Breakfast/Coffee at Family Table, 7:30 a.m.


SS Peter and Paul Catholic, Sixth and Locust

Father Trevor Chicoine

Saturday: Mass, 4:30 p.m.; Sunday: Mass, 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday: Mass at SSPP, 7 a.m.; Wednesday: Mass at Allen Place, Care Initiatives and Heritage House, 9:30 a.m.; Friday: Mass at SSPP, 7 a.m.


St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1011 E. 13th Street

Thursday: Ladies Decorate, 5:30 p.m.; Saturday: Ladies Christmas Luncheon, 9:30 a.m.; Worship/Communion, 5 p.m.; Jordan Dailey baptism, 5 p.m.; Sunday: Worship/Communion, 9 a.m.; Basketball team meal, 6 p.m.; Monday: Friends of the Museum, 6 p.m.; Tuesday: Joy Lunch, noon; Wednesday: Ministerial Meeting, 11 a.m.; God Squad, 1:45 p.m.; Confirmation Class, 1:50 p.m.; Youth Christmas Program, 5 p.m.; “BLUMPY” Youth Group at Methodist, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday: Gangstad Christmas, 11 a.m.; Worship/Communion, 5 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 15: End of Angel Tree; Worship/Communion, 9 a.m.; Eyberg Christmas, 11 a.m.


United Church of Christ, 1607 Hazel

Rev. Nancy Jensen, 243-4846

Nursery available during worship-unless it is a special holiday service; Worship services shown on Channel 18 Tuesdays and Sundays at 11 a.m.; Radio Broadcast on 96.5 KSOM Sunday at 8:30 a.m.

Thursday: Weight Watchers, 5:30 p.m.; Sunday: Worship, 9 a.m.; Pastor’s Bible Study and Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.; Monday: Pastor’s Bible Study, noon; Wednesday: Council Meeting, 5:15 p.m.; N.A. Meetings, 7 p.m.; Thursday: Weight Watchers, 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 15: Worship, 9 a.m.; Pastor’s Bible Study and Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.; Atlantic Food Pantry Collection


Zion Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, Ninth and Oak

Pastor Tompkins, 243-2927

Sunday: Worship/Holy Communion, 9:15 a.m.; Worship on KJAN, 10 a.m.; Fellowship with Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.; Bible Study, 10:45 a.m.; No 5 p.m. Bible Study/Cancelled for December; Monday: Golden Years to meet Pastor McBee/Potluck, noon-all members are invited to attend; Tuesday: Grace Circle meet at church to eat in Anita, 11:30 a.m.; Broadcast of Church Service on TV, 7 p.m.; Wednesday: Joy Circle Brunch, 9 a.m. (Put Up Christmas tree); Weekday Classes, 1:50 p.m.; Bell Practice, 4:45 p.m.; Advent Service, 7 p.m.; Thursday: Men’s Christmas Club at Heritage House, 6 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 7: Worship with shawl blessing, 5:30 p.m.


Atlantic Seventh Day Adventist Church, 63251 White Pole Road

Pastor Taariq Patel, 707-280-8757

Saturday: Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m.- adult and children’s divisions; Worship services, 11 a.m.


Sunnyside Bible Chapel, 1301 Sunnyside Lane

Contact: Chris Bancroft 712-789-0976 or Chapel Phone at 243-2744

Sunday: Breaking of Bread, 9:30 a.m.; Family Sunday School and Teaching, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m.


First Church of Christ, 1310 W. 7th St.

Pastor Anthony Smith — 712-243-2509

A nursery is available during Training For Life classes and Worship Services

Sunday: TFL classes for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service — “Stories of Grace: Chosen by Grace,” 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday: FCC Midweek, 6 p.m.


New Life Church, 600 Pine St., Atlantic

Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Worship, 11 a.m.; Wednesday: Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.


Grace Cornerstone Fellowship, 906 Sunnyside Lane

Pastor Doug Howell Telephone: (712) 243-2199

Sunday: Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service at 10 a.m.; Monday: Celebrate Recovery, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday: Mid-week Bible Study, 7 p.m.; First Friday of every month-Christian Movie, 7 p.m.


St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 302 Chestnut Street, Anita

Father Trevor Chicoine

Sunday: Mass, 8:30 a.m., Thursday: Mass, 9 a.m.; Third Thursday Mass at Caring Acres, 9 a.m.


Congregational-United Church of Christ, Anita, Iowa

Sharon Guffy-Lewis, pastor

Sunday: Worship, 11:15 a.m.; Wednesday: Wednesday Night Bible Study-Meal, 6 p.m. and Study, 7 p.m.; Wednesday Night Kids Klub — from September and April; first, second and third Wednesday 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.


Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Anita

Rev. Ted Weishaupt

Sunday: Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Holy Communion on the first and third; Sundays; Sunday School, 9:25 a.m.


First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, South of Wiota

Pastor Mike Bodkins

Sunday: Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Holy Communion on the first and third Sundays


Anita United Methodist Church, 501 Main Street

Pastor Garry DeGeest

Sunday: Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday: CAM Kids meet every Wednesday, 5:30 to 7 p.m.-All kids welcome!


Wiota United Methodist Church, 104 Center Street

Pastor Garry DeGeest

Sunday: Worship, 9 a.m.


Rolling Hills Baptist Church, 506 Fourth Street, Anita

Pastor Mitch Holmes

Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 7 p.m.


Brayton First Baptist, Brayton, Iowa 50042

Josh Farrell — Pastor, website: 712-549-2303

Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Evening service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday: Wednesday Patch the Pirate Club (ages 4 through sixth grade), 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday Compass (youth seventh through 12th grade), 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday Oasis (adults), 7 p.m.


Buck Creek United

Methodist Church, 51929 Buck Creek Road, Atlantic

Sunday: Worship, 10 a.m.


Cumberland United Methodist

Pastor Casey Pelzer

Sunday: Worship services, 10 a.m.; Sunday School on first and third Sundays, 9:45 a.m.


Elk Horn Lutheran, 4313 Main Street

Pastor Keith Menter

Thursday: Ruth, Esther and Lydia, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday: Adult Sunday School, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 8:45 a.m.; Fellowship, 9 a.m.; Worship, 9:30 a.m.; WOW Meeting, 10:30 a.m.; Monday: Quilting, 1 p.m.; Wednesday: Awana, 3:30 p.m.; Confirmation, 4 p.m.; Council Meeting, 7 p.m.; Thursday: 4-H Meeting, 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 15: Christmas Program; Adult Sunday School, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 8:45 a.m.; Fellowship, 9 a.m.; Worship, 9:30 a.m.; After Worship — Azylee’s Blanket Tie Party-Fellowship Hall; Music and Worship Meeting, 10:30 a.m.


Exira Christian Church

Pastor Glen Meyers, Phone: 268-5498

Sunday: Sunday School, 8:45 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Coffee time before worship on the first Sunday of the month; Wednesday: God Squad Youth (Grades 4 to 8), 3:30 p.m.


Exira Lutheran Church

Steven Frock, pastor

Communion-first and third Sunday

Saturday: St. Patrick’s’ Cookie Walk, 9 to 11 a.m.; Ebenezer Lutheran Women’s Luncheon, 9 to 11 a.m.; Sunday: Service of the Word/Sunday School Program, 9 a.m.; Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Monday: Sewing, 1:30 p.m.; Worship and Music, 5 p.m.; Meals on Wheels Group 4; Tuesday: Council, 7 p.m.; Wednesday: Bell, 5:30 p.m.; Adult Choir, 6:15 p.m.; Thursday: Lydia Circle, 2 p.m.; Friday; Ruth Circle at Care Center, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday, Dec. 15: Communion, 9 a.m.; Sunday School, 10 a.m.


Brayton Evangelical

Lutheran Church

Steven Frock, pastor

Holy Communion is second Sunday of every month; coffee fellowship is every third

Sunday: Brayton Communion, 10:45 a.m.; Thursday: Keenagers at Brayton, 11:30 a.m.; Sunday, Dec. 15: Brayton Worship, 10:45 a.m.


Lewis United


Methodist Church, 401 First Street, Lewis, 51544

Pastor Jerry Neal

Sunday: Bible Study, 9:30 a.m.; Meet and Greet, 10:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11:15 a.m.


Lewis Church of Christ

Dave Anderson, pastor

Sunday: Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship service, 10 a.m.


Marne United Methodist Church

Sunday: Worship service, 8:45 a.m.; Sunday School, 10 a.m.


Fellowship Church

Michael D. Kalstrup, pastor Oakland campus

Sunday: Fellowship Kids, 10:30 a.m.; J-Hi Service, 10:30 a.m.; Adult Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday: Fellowship Kids, 7 p.m.; Fellowship Youth, 7 p.m.; Midweek Service, 7 p.m.; West Campus-Looft Hall, 2700 College Road, Council Bluffs; Sunday: Fellowship Kids, 9:30 a.m.; Fellowship Youth, 9 a.m.; Adult Worship Service, 9 a.m.


Calvary Baptist Church, Corner of Summit and Walnut Streets

Walnut 784-3703

Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m.; Prayer Meeting, 6:15 p.m.; evening service, 7 p.m.; Wednesday: Joy Club, 6:20 p.m.; Pro Teens, 7-12 grades, 7 p.m. (during school year only)


St. Patrick Catholic Church, 503 Main Street, Massena

Rev. James Ahenkora

Sunday Mass, 10:30 a.m.; Weekday Mass: Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 a.m.; Holy Day Masses: 5:30 p.m.


Bethany Lutheran Church, 2453 Crane Avenue (one mile east on Highway 44, one and one half mile north), Kimballton, Iowa 51543

Sunday: Worship, 10:45 a.m.


Immanuel Lutheran Church, 204 West Second Street

Kimballton, Iowa 51543

Sunday: Worship, 8:45 a.m.


Bethany Evangelical Free Church-Exira, 2144 310th Street, Brayton, Iowa 50042

Alan Seehusen, pastor

No Sunday School during summer months

Sunday: Fellowship Time, 10 to 10:15 a.m.; Worship, 10:15 a.m.


St. John’s United Church of Christ, one mile south of Lyman

Sunday: Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m.


Massena United Methodist Church

Karen Patrick, minister

Sunday: Worship, 11 a.m.


Canby Friends Church, 1590 Fontanelle Rd., Casey, 50048 (Canby)

Pastor: Rev. Bob Zirkelbach- 217-313-0596

Sunday: Worship: 9 a.m., Sunday School: 10 a.m.


Our Lady of Grace Catholic, Church of Griswold

Father Mike Berner

Monday: Mass, 8 a.m.; Tuesday: Mass, 8 a.m.; Thursday: Mass, 8 a.m.; Saturday: Mass, 4 p.m.; Sunday: Mass, 10 a.m.


Central Church of Christ, 51 Harrison Street, Griswold

Thursday: Women’s Bible Study, 9:30 a.m.; Ladies Circle Potluck Lunch, noon; Sunday: Bible School, 9 a.m.; Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Monday: Weight Loss, 5 p.m.; Tuesday: Women’s Prayer and Bible Study, 9 a.m.; Wednesday: K-5 Rock and Middle School Gap, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; High School Ignite, 8 p.m.; Thursday: Women’s Bible Study, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday, Dec. 15: Bible School, 9 a.m.; Worship, 10 a.m.; Hildebrandt’s Lifegroup Meeting;


Griswold United Methodist Church, 100 Cass Street, Griswold; Rev. Shirley Hoffmann Will

Thursday: Morning Circle and UMW, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday: Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Fellowship Coffee, 10 a.m.; Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Worship at Care Center, 6 p.m.; Monday: Cookie plates/boxes, 8 a.m.; Tuesday: Tuesday A.M. Prayer, 9 a.m.; Lord’s Cupboard, noon to 2 p.m.; Wednesday: Bible Study, noon; Choir Practice, 7 p.m.