Thank You for Visiting Our Website!


We've been waiting for you!  It's true, because we believe that every person who comes into the circle of this special fellowship was sent by God Himself.  It's not by accident that you have visited our website.  So, above all else, we want to express Christ's love to you with genuine, heartfelt warmth.  We're eager to know you, and we're excited to share with you the marvelous ways God is working in our church.

If you visit us, it won't take long for you to discover that this is truly a family, rich in the relationships that matter most.  Growing together, we worship, we serve, we laugh, we cry, we learn, and we reach out to our world with life-transforming truth.  We reach out to you, as well.  Our doors are open. Our hearts are open, too.  If you've been thinking, praying, searching, and hoping for a place to belong, we say again - 




Sunday Worship 10:00 AM - Children's Church 10:20 AM - Sermon Application Small Group Discussion 11:00 AM -  Wednesday WOL 6:30 PM 



Quiet Time Reflections

We have a sharing time immediately following the Morning Worship Service
to reflect on the passages we have studied over the last week of devotions from the WOL Quiet Time Diary. 

The devotion passages for the week of August 7 - August 13, 2022 are: 

Sunday: Romans 16:1-16  -  Monday: Romans 16:17-27
Tuesday: Proverbs 20:1-10  -  Wednesday: Proverbs 20: 11-20
Thursday: Proverbs 20:21-30  -  Friday: Proverbs 21:1-12
Saturday: Proverbs 21:13-22

Let's all get involved! You may download the Quiet Time App online at 
Or see Bob Blair for the spiral-bound WOL Quiet Time Diary. 


Think Biblically About...

This summer, on WEDNESDAY NIGHTS from 6:30-8:00 PM, we will provide a teaching series to help us think biblically about current issues. We will be using videos from some of today’s best Christian thinkers. Afterwards, we will have a panel of leaders to help answer your questions. The series dates are:

June 8 – Worldviews/Biblical Authority
June 22 – Origins
 July 6 – Identity, Gender and Sexuality
July 20 – Race & Critical Race Theory
August 10 – Life and Death Issues
August 24 – God and Government

Plan now to attend these powerful, practical, helpful seminars! Child-care is provided.




Prayer & Praise Service

Our Prayer & Praise Service will be SUNDAY, August 14, 2022, at 5:30 PM at the church. Be sure to sign up on the Bulletin Board for the food you will bring to the carry-in dinner. We look forward to seeing you there.

RailCats Game

Every Summer we enjoy a Southshore RailCats Baseball Game, at the US Steel Yard, One Stadium Plaza, Gary IN. The date for this summer's game is FRIDAY, August 12, 2022. We leave the church at 10:00 AM. Save the date and check back for more details. See Bob Blair with any questions.

Ways You Can Help

We need people who are willing to serve as greeters. Sign up on the Bulletin Board.

If you'd like to help with the landscaping and outdoor cleanup, talk to Ray Ward.

We need someone to oversee our last Free Car Wash on SATURDAY, August 20, 2022. See Becky Starett.

If you'd like to help with music, see Becky Starett.

Summer Hike

Our last Summer Hike will be SUNDAY, August 21, 2022, at 4:30 at the Duneland Prairie Trail, 515 South 15th Street, Chesterton, IN. We will be gathering after the hike at Dairy Queen, 1249 Broadway, Chesterton, IN. This is a great way to get to know one another better and enjoy the fun.

Free Community Car Wash

Our last Free Community Car Wash of the summer will be SATURDAY, August 20, 2022, from 9:00 AM - Noon in the church parking lot. This is a great way to meet some of the people in our community and show them the love of Christ. Come join in the fun.

Last Sunday Supper

Our next Last Sunday Lunch is on SUNDAY, August 28, 2022, directly following the morning Sermon Application Small Group Discussion time, at a restaurant yet to be determined. Be sure to let Bob or Lisa Blair know you're coming.

This is a great time to get to know one another better in an informal setting. You'll love it!


Special Ladies Bible Study Kick Off


Our Fall Ladies Bible Study will be each TUESDAY, September 20 - October 25, 2022, from 6:30-8:00 PM, at the church. The study will be using the Truth Matters Bible Study Book by Amy Fata.

We are excited to announce that Amy Fata will be our guest speaker at OBC, on TUESDAY, September 13, 2022, from 6:00-8:00 PM, exactly one week before our official Fall Bible Study begins. She will share her vision and passion with us as we prepare to dive deep into the study. 

What a blessing to have the author here in person! Amy is engaging, dynamic, and genuine. We have extended the invitation to ladies from area churches to join us, as well as any friends you would like to bring.  

THIS IS A BIG DEAL so we hope you will mark your calendars to be there. 

(You can order your copy of Truth Matters for a special price of $24 by signing up on the Bulletin Board in the Sanctuary. Order soon.)


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If you have questions about salvation, Biblical counseling or discipleship, baptism or church membership please contact one of our elders:

Bob Blair, Wayne Vanderwier, or Pastor Larry Starett.



Contact Us


1401 Porter Avenue
Chesterton, IN 46304

Facebook: Open Bible Church of Chesterton


  August 2022