Church activities this week in Springfield

10 a.m. High Street United Methodist Church, 230 E. High St., Springfield, in-person church service; Pastor Cynthia Atwater. Religious service also available online at https://www.highstreetunited.org/sermons.html. Updates on the website, Face Book, and through the Church office at 937-322-2527.

10 a.m. Northridge United Methodist Church, 4610 Derr Road, will meet for worship in person and on Face Book. In the next few days, the Caregiver Support Group will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday; the walking group will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday and Saturday; and the Bible study will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

10:00 a.m. First Baptist Church of Springfield worships in the church at 638 South Fountain Ave. respecting social distancing and CDC guidelines. The fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost is celebrated with a message presented by Pastor Adam Banks. The lay leader will be JoEtta Cooper. Special music will be provided by Maurice Kipimo. Joyce Webb will lead the hymn singing. The service is also available online live at 10 a.m. on the church’s website www.firstbaptistspringfield.org, or at any time thereafter. 11:00 a.m. Sunday school for children will be held. Also at 11 a.m., the Adult Forum will convene for a discussion on Creation Justice, as the First Baptist Church has chosen to be a Creation Justice Congregation. First Baptist is a diverse congregation that reflects the population of Springfield. More information about the church and its activities can be found on its Face Book page and website.

Tuesday, September 13

5:30 p.m. Central Community Kitchen at High Street UMC, 230 E. High St., Springfield. Serving hot meals indoors from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call the Central Community Center at 937-323-7597 or the church office at 937-322-2527.

Wednesday September 14

1:30 p.m. Central Community Center / Ministry of Living Waters at High Street UMC, 230 E. High St., Springfield. Shower ministry from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. For more information, call the church office at 937-322-2527.

6:00 p.m. First Baptist Church, 638 S. Fountain Ave., Bible Study is not meeting this summer.

Sunday September 18

10:00 a.m. First Baptist Church will celebrate Homecoming Sunday at 638 South Fountain Ave. Former members, friends and relatives are invited to come back to meet and greet. An invitation is also launched to those who have not found a church and feel attracted by a welcoming church for all without exception. At 4 p.m. there will be a picnic at Snyder Park near the Sprayground.

Charles K. Eckert