Religion calendar


• St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church will have Holy Communion and sermon at 10:15 a.m.

• St. Luke Church’s Pastor Paul Wissink will begin a new series on “Don’t Despair — Begin to Repair” based on Nehemiah 1. The worship service during the summer is at 10 a.m. beginning this Sunday at the church, 808 E. 6th St. in Newton. Childcare and children’s church are available during the service.

• Newton Christian Church, 210 Southport, offers community classes for all ages from 9 to 10 a.m., with adult classes on heaven, the end times and Song of Solomon. Worship service is at 10:30 a.m.

• First Baptist Church Sunday School will be at 9:30 a.m., followed by worship service at 10:45 a.m. as Pastor Terry Tareila continues with scripture from Genesis. Communion will be observed during the service.

• The community is invited to attend First Baptist Church’s Puppets of Praise farewell performance at 6 p.m. A reception in fellowship hall will follow the performance.

• First Presbyterian Church will have fellowship time at 10:10 a.m. Fellowship time in the narthex, followed by worship service at 10:30 a.m.

Following the worship service, 10 youth of the church will depart for Ghost Ranch in Abiquiu, N.M., for a week-long work trip with their sponsors, Pastor Jim Anderson, Ron Chaney and Michelle Coffman.

• Salem United Methodist Church will begin its summer Sunday schedule with traditional worship at 9 a.m. and Sunday School at 10:15 a.m.


• St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church’s payee program will be available from 9 to 11 a.m.


• St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church will compline and healing prayers at 7 p.m. in the chapel

• First Presbyterian Church will have bell choir rehearsal at 6 p.m. at the church

• The general meeting of Christian Women’s Fellowship of First Christian Church will meet at 7:00 p.m. Officers will be installed. Barb Runge, Disciples Women’s Regional Coordinator, with do the installing. The theme will be “You Are The Equipment.” Hostesses will be the Hannah Group.


• Walton United Methodist Women will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the church. Dorothy Peak will bring the program, and Harriet Patton and Pat Tieszen will be the hostesses.