Asbury United Methodist Church, 2128 S. Main St., will have a guest speaker, Tim Sprouse, at the 9:15 a.m. service Sunday. The scripture is Luke 15:1-24.

Bethany Lutheran Church, 2515 Madison Ave., will have worshippers share their perspectives on “The Core Values of a Christian” followed by a baptism at the 9 a.m. service Sunday.,

Burlington Baptist Church, 1225 Hagemann Ave., will hear Kendall Adams deliver the sermon, “2 Thessalonians 1:1-12 Part 2,” at the 10:15 a.m. service Sunday and his message, “TBA,” at the 6:15 p.m. service.

Calvary Baptist Church, 2710 West Ave., will hear the Rev. Simeon Counterman continue his study of Luke in the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday and he will preach at the 5 p.m. service.

Community of Christ Church, 901 S. 12th St., will hear Lois Blythe speak on, “Who is Greatest?” using Mark 9:30-37 at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday.

Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, Burlington and West Burlington, has started its study of Acts. Sign up brochures are at the church entrances.

Faith Christian Outreach Church, 1302 E. Washington St., Mount Pleasant, will have the Rev. Monte Knudsen ministering at the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday.

Faith Lutheran Church, 3109 Sunnyside Ave., will hear the Rev. Ryan Cosgrove’s sermon, “Climbing Down the Ladder of Success,” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Sunday School is 9:30 a.m.

First Christian Church, 1221 Park Ave., will hear the Rev. David Yonker’s sermon, “Case of the Mondays; Contentment,” using James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a at the 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. services Sunday.

First Church of the Nazarene, 1015 S. Roosevelt Ave., will hear the Rev. Jeff Alexander speak on “Temptation” Sunday morning with the scripture text Mark 9:42-50.

First Congregational Church, 313 N. Fourth St., will hear the Rev. Jim Francisco’s sermon, “Finding Joy When Life Is Hard,” at the 10:15 a.m. service Sunday.

First Presbyterian Church, 321 N. Fifth St., will hear the Rev. Debra Kinney’s sermon, “Our Responsibility,” third in the stewardship series, at the 10 a.m. service Sunday, with Genesis 1:26-31; 2:1-8, 15, followed by Coffee Hour.

First United Church of Christ, 611 Columbia St., will hear the Rev. JudyAnn Morse’s sermon, “Message from a Child,” with Matthew 18:1-5 at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday. Christian Education Sunday is Sept. 30.

First United Methodist Church, 421 Washington St., will hear the Rev. Melisa Bracht-Wagner speak at the 9 and 11:11 a.m. services Sunday. Scripture is Mark 9:30-37. Confirmation will be at the 9 a.m. service.

Fort Madison United Methodist Church, 510 Ninth St., will hear the Rev. Lane Van’s message, “Welcoming the Least Among Us,” at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday.

Foursquare Gospel Church, 200 Curran St., will hear the Rev. Sam Fratt speak on “A Promise to Overcomers” referencing Revelation 2 at the 10 a.m. service Sunday. The Good News Bears and Teens Living Christ children’s and youth groups are 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Grace United Methodist Church, 1100 Angular St., will hear the Rev. David Bracht-Wagner preach at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday, with a reading from Mark 9:30-37.

Holy Family Catholic Parish, Fort Madison, will continue “The Joy of the Gospel” reflection and study at 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays and 9 a.m. Tuesdays through Oct. 22 in McAleer Hall.

Lamrim Kadampa Buddhist Center will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Art Center of Burlington, 301 Jefferson St. Joe Gauthier will lead guided meditation classes and teachings in the New Kadampa tradition.

Messiah Lutheran Church, 2411 West Ave., will hear the Rev. Paul Walker’s sermon, “Wisdom from Above,” at the 8 and 10:30 a.m. services Sunday. Monday and Thursday exercise class with Marcia Taeger is 10:45 a.m. in the social hall.

Mount Pleasant Zone of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League’s annual Fall Rally is 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 6 at Faith Lutheran Church, 910 E. Maple Leaf Drive, Mount Pleasant, starting with registration at 8:30 a.m. The Rev. W. Max Mons of Iowa City will speak. Lunch is included. For more information call (319) 653-2041.

New Hope Community Church, 2900 Summer St., will hear the Rev. Craig Holmes' sermon, “Hope Beyond Division,” using 1 Peter 1:22-2:10 in his series, “Be Hopeful,” at the 10 a.m. service Sunday.

Oak Street Baptist Church, 1303 Oak St., will hear the Rev. Ralph Wingate deliver the message, “The Church in Smyrna; The Persecuted Church,” at the 9 a.m. service Sunday.

Parkside First Baptist Church, 300 Potter Drive, will hear the Rev. Simon McBride’s message, “Climbing the Ladder,” at the 10:15 a.m. service Sunday.

Peace Lutheran Church, 13646 Beaverdale Road, West Burlington, will hear the Rev. Kathleen Wohlers' sermon, “Who is the Child Among Us,” at the 9 a.m. service Sunday followed by coffee fellowship.

Quaker Worship Group will meet at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Burlington Art Center, 301 Jefferson St., with Quaker Prayer for Worship, “Give over thine own desiring,” Isaac Pennington, 1681. A program about Quakers will be 5:15 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Art Center Meeting Room.

St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 607 S. Jackson St., Mount Pleasant, will have the Joy of the Gospel exploration at 4 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 28 in Manning Hall, starting Sunday.

St. James Catholic Church, St. Paul, will have God’s Acre Sale at 5 p.m. Oct. 6 with a pork loin dinner and auction and resuming at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 7 with the auction, a turkey dinner, raffles, bake and candy sale and more.

St. John’s Catholic Church, Houghton, will have its Harvest Festival Sept. 29 and 30 in the Knights of Columbus Hall. A roast beef dinner will be 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30. An auction will start at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29; events include food, an auction and cash raffle.

St. Luke United Church of Christ, 1403 South St., will hear the Rev. Peggy Stott’s sermon, “Like a Child,” at the 10:30 a.m. service Sunday with Solomon 1:16-2:1, 12-22, Mark 9:30-37. Ministerial Call Forum starts with breakfast at 9:30 a.m. The Organ Crawl will stop at the church Sunday afternoon.

St. Paul United Church of Christ, 303 W. Mount Pleasant St., West Burlington, will hear the Rev. Ralph Andersen’s sermon, “The Greatest,” at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday, with Mark 9:30-37 and music by Libby and Carl Snipes and Richard Webb.

St. Peter United Church of Christ, Franklin, Stewardship Sunday starts at 4 p.m. Sunday with a bazaar. A meal with beef burgers, hot chicken sandwiches and hot dogs, pie, cake, drinks and homemade ice cream is 4 to 6 p.m. To learn more, call (319) 470-3889.

Spring Grove United Methodist Church, 4502 Summer St., will celebrate its 150th anniversary with an old fashioned service at 10 a.m. Sunday followed by a light lunch and then a program on its history and future.

Sunnyside Baptist Church, 3415 Sunnyside Ave., will hear the Rev. Larry Dodds’ message, “What’s in a Difficult Week?” at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday. The scripture is Luke 22:39-46. The church will serve the Salvation Army meal at 4 p.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church, 115 S. Central Ave., will hear the Rev. Ryan Cosgrove’s sermon, “Climbing Down the Ladder of Success” at the 5:30 p.m. service today.

Unitarian Universalist Church, 625 N. Sixth St., will explore the opiod epidemic at 10:30 a.m. Sunday with a video from the Wall Street Journal that looks at families touched by the crisis.

West Burlington United Methodist Church, 300 Broadway St., will hear guest speaker Tim Sprouse’s message with scripture Luke 15:1-24 at the 10:45 a.m. service Sunday, with liturgists Janet Bowen and Eli Jordan. The WBUMC Choir will sing.

West Hill United Methodist Church, 540 Leebrick St., will hear the Rev. David Bracht-Wagner preach at the 9 a.m. service Sunday, with a reading from Mark 9:30-37.

Zion United Church of Christ, 412 N. Fifth St., will hear the Rev. Brice Hughes’ sermon, “Becoming Babies,” at the 10 a.m. service Sunday, followed by Fellowship Hour.