Religious news, March 12, 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.

Lutheran Church of Christ

Christ Lutheran Church will host a collaborative concert at 7 p.m. Friday at the church, 3401 S. Dixon Road, Kokomo. Concert organist and pianist Jonathan M. Gregoire will perform. He hails from Dallas, Texas, where he is the Founder and Executive Director of The Arts Foundation of St. Andrew and Organist and Contributing Artist at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano, Texas.

The concert will feature solo pieces by Jonathan, as well as five organ and piano duets, with Jonathan playing the piano part and CLC Music Minister Thomas Dearchs playing the organ part. This will be the first concert at the church that features organ and piano duets. The concert is free and open to the public.

CLC will also be offering Lenten recitals this year. Recitals begin at 12:10 p.m. and last approximately 30 minutes. The church will continue to monitor COVID numbers in Howard County to determine if lunch will be offered after the concerts. Recitals are offered free of charge and the public is invited.

March 16: Sarah Gran Williams, organ

March 23: Trent Whisenant, organ

March 30: Peter Douglas, organ

April 6: Dalong Ding, organ

Morning Star Church

Sunday’s sermon at 10:30 a.m. will be “A New Thing,” an ongoing series.

The church meets at The Connection, located behind the main building at 2900 E. Markland Ave. There will also be learn and play time in The Connection gymnasium for children aged 6 months to fifth grade.

Services are in person or on Facebook. For more information, visit

First meeting of friends

The Friends First Gathering will be having a chicken or beef and noodle sale at 4 p.m. today. The meal will be a drive-thru sale, with outside ordering and pick-up and no inside dining. Chicken/beef and noodles, mashed potatoes and green beans can be purchased in pints or pints. The sale is a fundraiser for the awareness committee. First Friends is located at 1801 W. Zartman Road, Kokomo.

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]

New Beginnings Christian Community

“Dedicating our lives and our building to God” will be the theme at 10 a.m. Sunday at the church, 1900 S. Berkley Road. This will be a special service of celebration and dedication.

There will also be online worship on the New Beginnings Christian Fellowship YouTube channel, Facebook page or website,

For more information or to request prayer, contact Pastor Jeff Russell at 765-776-0868.

Bon Air Church of the Nazarene

Bon 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 Church

Christ 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.

Curtisville Christian Church

Sunday at 10:15 a.m., Minister James Snapp Jr. will deliver the sermon “Take up Thy Bed and Walk,” from the Gospel of John, Chapter 5.

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

Hillsdale United Methodist Church

Hillsdale United Methodist Church will host a fish and tenderloin meal from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 19 at the church, 4893 E. 100 North. Each meal costs $10 and includes a generous portion of meat, as well as baked beans, coleslaw and dessert. The event is drive-thru and cash only. Kokomo Urban Outreach will receive 90% of the proceeds. For more details, contact Larry Smith at 765-480-2565.

First EPC Kokomo

First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 2000 W. Jefferson St. in Kokomo, will hold its annual Women in Ministries Spring Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 31 and April 1. The church will be accepting donations for sale from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. noon on March 28.

The church meets at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday in the sanctuary. Services are also on Facebook at First EPC Kokomo.

Six Mondays of Lent 2022: Faith and Our Community

Kokomo’s First Friends Meeting, in conjunction with the Carver Community Center and the Howard County Watchdog Program, offers a Lenten Series from 6-7 p.m. every Monday.

Each session offers the opportunity to dialogue with leaders from several disciplines. The next topics, in order, are: treating substance use disorders, depression and suicide, bereavement, behavioral health/mental health, and effective grandfathering.

The presenters are, in order: Dustin Delong, Community Support Manager; Shane Beal, director of recovery services, Turning Point A System of Care; Jaime Lyon, Pastor, Friends of Russiaville Meeting; Tashawnna Summers, Founder/CEO, All Out The Blue Resource Foundation; Erik Auzins, drug addiction counsellor, Ascension Saint-Vincent.

Each session will be held at the Carver Community Center, 1030 N. Purdum St. in Kokomo. All sessions are free and refreshments will be served. All are encouraged to attend any or all of the topics in the series.


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