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: Adult Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Worship and Communion, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday: BUMPY, 6:30 p.m.


First United Methodist Church, Eighth and Poplar

Pastor Dean McPherson

Nursery available during worship services

Friday: UMW Annual Conference; Sunday: Choir Practice, 8 a.m.; Traditional Worship, 8:45 a.m.; Praise Team Practice, 10:15 a.m.; Fellowship, 10 to 10:50 a.m.; Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Coffee with Christ in Adult Ministries Room, 10 a.m.; Praise Worship -Children Sing, 11 a.m.; Monday: Finance Committee, 7 p.m.; UMW Ex Meeting, 9 a.m.; Tuesday: UMW Ex Meeting, 9 a.m.; Wednesday: House Bible Study, 12:30 p.m.; Lion’s Den, 2 to 5 p.m.; Dynamite Disciples, 2 to 5 p.m.; Confirmation, 2:30 to 4 p.m.; Grace Bells, 4:30 to 5 p.m.; Joy Ringers, 5:15 p.m.; Youth Group, 6:30 to 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 13: Communion Sunday; Choir Practice, 8 a.m.; Traditional Worship, 8:45 a.m.; Praise Team Practice, 10:15 a.m.; Fellowship, 10 to 10:50 a.m.; Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Coffee with Christ in Adult Ministries Room, 10 a.m.; Praise Worship, 11 a.m.;


First United Presbyterian Church, 616 Chestnut

Pastor Rachelle McCalla 243-2195,

Sunday: Celebrating 150 years-Sunday School for all, 9 a.m.; Worship Service with Communion, World Communion Sunday, hymns from 1869-1919; Peace and Global Witness Offering, 11 a.m.; Fellowship, 11 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, 5 p.m.; Youth Group at the Methodist Church, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 13: 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: Dorcas Circle, 9:30 a.m.; Ruth Circle at basement of St. Paul’s, 2 p.m.; Meals on Wheels Meal, 6 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 6: Worship/Communion, 9 a.m.; Eight Grade Confirmation, 10:15 a.m.; Monday: Outreach Meeting, 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday: Joy Lunch, noon; Worship Meeting, 7 p.m.; Wednesday: Ministerial Meeting, 11 a.m.; God Squad, 1:45 p.m.; Confirmation, 1:50 p.m.; “BUMPY” Youth Group at Methodist, 6:30 p.m.; Property Meeting, 7 p.m.; Thursday: Football Meal, 5 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 13: Worship/Communion, 9 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.

Sunday: Worship and Communion, 9 a.m. “Expect to See Jesus Today! Open Your Eyes!” Isaiah 6:1-4, page 1068; John 12:37-41, page 1672; Revelation 4:1-2, page 1917; No Pastor’s Bible Study; Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.; Fall Family Festival, noon; Monday: No Pastor’s Bible Study; Stephen Ministry Small Groups, 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday: CLEAN Board Meeting, 11:30 a.m.; Wednesday: AMA Meeting, 11 a.m.; Confirmation Class, 2 p.m.; Council Meeting, 5:15 p.m.; Youth Group, 5:30 p.m.; N.A. Meeting, 7 p.m.; Thursday: Weight Watchers, 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 13: Worship, 9 a.m.-led by Dave Ferry; No Pastor’s Bible Study; Sunday School, 10:30 a.m.


Zion Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, Ninth and Oak

Pastor Tompkins, 243-2927

Saturday: LWML Sat., 5:30 p.m.; Sunday: LWML Sunday; Worship/Holy Communion, 9:15 a.m.; Congregational meeting after church service; Fellowship and Coffee, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School and Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; Bible Study on Genesis, 5 p.m.; Tuesday: TV Broadcast of Service, 5 p.m.; LWML Salad Supper Buffett, 6 p.m.; Wednesday: Weekday school classes, 1:50 p.m.; Memorial Committee, 7 p.m.; Thursday: Operation Barnabas, 7 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 12: Worship/Holy Communion, 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, Lydia, 9:30 a.m.; Friday: Wedding Rehearsal, 5 p.m.; Saturday: Wedding, 4 p.m.; Sunday: Adult Sunday School, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 8:45 a.m.; Fellowship, 9 a.m.; Worship/Communion 9:30 a.m.; Deacons Meeting, 10:30 a.m.; Salem Dinner and Auction-Meal, 5 p.m. and Auction, 6 p.m.; Monday: Quilting, 1 p.m.; Darrow-Servicing Organ, 2:30 p.m.; Faith Bible Study with Eileen S., 7 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, Oct. 13: Adult Sunday School, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 8:45 a.m.; Fellowship, 9 a.m.; Worship/Communion 9:30 a.m.; WOW 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

Thursday: Women’s Fellowship, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday: Communion, 9 a.m.; Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Salem Annual Dinner and Auction at Elk Horn Lutheran, 5 p.m.; Monday: Devotions at Salem, 9 a.m.; Tuesday: Council, 7 p.m.; Wednesday: Bells, 5:30 p.m.; Adult Choir, 6:15 p.m.; Adult Study, 7 p.m.; Thursday: Lydia Circle, 7 p.m.; Friday: Ruth Circle at Care Center, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday, Oct. 13: Service of the Word, 9 a.m.; Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Crop Walk, 2 p.m.


Brayton Evangelical

Lutheran Church

Steven Frock, pastor

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

Sunday: Brayton Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Thursday: Keenagers at Brayton, 11:30 a.m.; Sunday, Oct. 13: Brayton Communion, 10:45 a.m.


Lewis United Congregational 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, 2 p.m.; Friday: Fifth Quarter; Sunday: Alumni Day- Bible School, 9 a.m.; Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Monday: Weight Loss Group, 5 p.m.; Cookson Hills Update, 6 p.m.; Tuesday: Women’s Prayer and Bible Study, 9 a.m.; Wednesday: K-5 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, Oct. 13: Bible School, 9 a.m.; Worship, 10:15 a.m.


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

Thursday: Morning Circle, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday: Sunday School, 9;15 a.m.; Fellowship Coffee, 10 a.m.; Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Soup Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.; Worship at Care Center, 6 p.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.