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CHURCH NEWS

Friday, July 20, 2007

Jackson St Wesleyan Church

Submitted by Jackson St. Wesleyan Church

The church will be holding "Extreme Adventure" Vacation Bible School, July 30-Aug. 3 from 6-8 p.m.

CHURCH AT THE FAIR

Sunday Morning Worship will be held at the Clay County Fair in the big tent behind the Exhibition Building on Sunday, at 9 a.m.

The service is sponsored by the Harmony and Lena United Methodist Church in support of all the 4-H participants and their families. Everyone is invited to join in this community event.

BEE RIDGE CHURCH

Submitted by Bee Ridge Church

I know I'm not supposed to worry, but I'm a little concerned about something. Do people not understand or realize the true meaning of commitment? Is it just another word in our vocabulary that we take for granted? So what is the real meaning of that word? Here's some info I found on this subject. Commitment means to pledge or promise to something or someone. Commitment ignites action. It also means practicing your beliefs consistently  and being faithful to those beliefs. Do we always stand behind our commitments? The truth is demonstrating  commitment is hard work. Paying the price that commitment commands has pay-offs worth the cost----a reputation for integrity and the commitment of others in return. This is a two way street. You only  get it if you  are willing to give it. Are you willing to do that?

Now I'm going to challenge you to commit yourself to God by attending church this Sunday and hopefully every Sunday. Pastor Jeff and the congregation at Bee Ridge Church would like to help you keep this commitment. So hop in your car and take the short drive to our church. It's only 1.4 miles north of Northview High School on Kennedy's Crossing Road. Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m. followed by church at 10:30 a.m. We'll be waiting for you. God Bless.

FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE

Submitted by the First Church of the Nazarene

Greetings once more from the folks at the Nazarene Church, East National Ave., Brazil.

Our kids are looking forward to attending KIDZ CAMP July 30-Aug. 3 which is in Camby. They will be going in our church van and picked up the same way. Have a great time kids!!!!!

We will be celebrating our children August 5 and also our volunteers who make children's ministry possible. As part of this, we are asking that our church family bring in backpacks and other school supplies on this day. A collection box will be located near the Children's Ministry bulletin board.

Copies of our Vacation Bible School program are available for a donation of $1. Sign up at the Welcome Center for a DVD copy or contact Erin Hood or Jerad Heffner at (812) 446-0371.

Our sister in the Lord, Linda Headley, is doing better following her second surgery. She has been in the hospital for four weeks now and improving slowly. We have been in prayer for her healing and we miss her smiling face at church. Get well soon Linda.

Charlotte Pitts is home recuperating from a recent illness and is improving. Our prayers for a complete recovery go out to Charlotte.

Sam Ogborn is in the VA hospital in Indianapolis with several health issues and we are praying for him to fully recover and return to church soon. His wife Glenna is staying with him.

A week from this Sunday we are planning an outdoor Fellowship Sunday. This will be a street party with a slip and slide event for children and adults. There will be food, special music, and other events. Next week there will be more details in the Nazarene News. If you have any questions contact Cindy Higgins or Marilyn Branham, chairpersons of the event, at 446-0371.

EASTSIDE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

Submitted by Eastside Christian Church

Hello again from Eastside Christian Church. Pastor Bill was still on vacation, so we had Lyle Monnet as our speaker. He gave us a lot of food for thought. Our attendance was still down some, but our praises were high. The music was wonderful. Our pianist and organist do such a great job, and we need to recognize them more. I am sure the Lord is pleased.

One of our sisters in Christ started a new job this week. Our prayers are with her. Another of our sisters has been witnessing to young people through her job at the Y. I hear she is doing very well. God bless her.

Well, Pastor Bill and family will be back with us tomorrow. I hope we have a good attendance to welcome him back. I am sure they will be all tanned and refreshed. We look forward to seeing them. If you are not attending church anywhere, please come be with us.

A week always seems to go better when you start it out in the Lord's house. Our Sunday  school is at 9:30, and our worship service is at 10:30. A childrens' worship is offered during the adult worship for ages 3-7. The teacher does a good job with these children. I am sure your child would enjoy being with her. Please come be with us. We would love to meet you. We are located directly behind Hardee's on Church St.. Until next time, may God be with you.

NEW HOPE FELLOWSHIP

Submitted by New Hope Fellowship

Are you looking for a new church home? If you are, we invite you to our church located one block north of US 40 on Forest Avenue. In our church you will find the love of Christ in sermons, songs and teachings. Pastor John Montgomery will bring a message and not only will you get a blessing from it but, the fellowship you will receive from the family of God and the uplift you will enjoy from the music, which by the way Pastor John plays on his guitar, will give you an uplifting in your heart and soul.

The word HOPE means, anticipation, confidence and faith. Hope grows as we depend on God in difficult times, you probably find your patience tested in some way every day. The problems that we run into will develop our perserverance - which in turn will strengthen our character, deepen our trust in God, and give us greater confidence about the future.

Hope in God; for I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God (Psalm 42:11)

Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m., and church services are at 10:30 a.m.

A small church with a big vision.

CENTER POINT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Submitted by Center Point United Methodist Church

The food pantry will be open on Wednesday, July 25 from 2-4 p.m., if you have a need, please stop in. The pantry will be open on the last Wednesday of each month.

For more information, call Becky Morris at (812) 443-2118 or the church at (812) 835-2172.

SONCATCHERS MINISTRIES

Submitted by Soncatchers Ministries

A guitar extraordinary, Michael Rose will be concert on Friday, July 27 at 8 p.m.

In the early 70's, Michael played with a group called the Elephant's Memory which had the hit song, "MonGoose". They traveled extensively with the Allman Brothers Band, as an opening act. His path would also cross with John Lennon, playing with him in some acts outside The Beatles. Raised as a secular Jew, Michael has many stories of the early hippie movement, speaking of peace and love, but also of revolution and violence.

The concert will be at the old junior high community center gym, 202 N. Washington. There is no admission charge and a love offering will be taken. For more information, call (812) 442-8470 or (812) 201-3966.

WINDOWS OF HOPE

Submitted by Windows of Hope

There will be an evening of Worship, Word and Fellowship on Friday, July 27 from 7 to 9 p.m.

"Come for an evening devoted to spending time with our Lord Jesus Christ while entering into His presence and enjoying His fruit of peace, love and fellowship."

Pitch in refreshments will follow.

The Windows of Hope is located at 200 E. 8th St., in Clay City.

Carbon United Methodist Church

Submitted by Carbon United Methodist Church

The people of the church were very saddened to hear about the fire at the Jerry Kinder home south of Carbon. A fire is a terrible thing, and the people of the area need to rally around the Kinders with plenty of love and support.

We are getting a new ramp. Tom Graverson and his men will be working on it this week. We are very excited about it because the old was was getting a bit rickety.

Today is a big day! We will be having our "Church In The Park" this afternoon beginning at 4 p.m. There will be plenty of free food, music from a band, a basketball tournament, a number of games for kids, and guest speaker, Coach Steve Barrows from ISU. Everyone is invited to join us for a fun old-time picnic in the park.

It is really a shame that someone has ripped out all the electrical outlets at the Carbon Park. Whoever did it should realize that when they destroy things, that is just that much less for them, too, to enjoy. They hurt themselves as much as they hurt others. We will still have electricity Saturday, however, and the band will play and we will have microphones.

Join us on this summer afternoon for the picnic and also join us on Sunday for Worship Service at 10 a.m.

BENWOOD MT. LEBANON CHURCH

Submitted by Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church

Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church will have a Bible School program on Sunday, beginning at 10 a.m. There will be no Sunday School. The children will sing songs and share all of the wonderful things that they learned while making a Splash with Jesus! The community is invited to attend this exciting event.

"Jesus said, 'Now that I have washed your feet, you also should wash one another's feet.'" John 13:14

BRAZIL FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Submitted by Brazil First United Methodist Church

"You never have a second chance to a make a first impression," is how the saying goes. What kind of impression do you make on people? What kind of impression do others make on you?

"First Impression" will be the title of tomorrow's message as Pastor Tony Alstott begins a series from the Book of Phillippians. The apostle Paul wrote a letter to the church of Philippi while he was in prison for teaching about the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Even from prison, he did not stop sharing about God's love and forgiveness.

Worship services are at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. with Sunday School at 10:10 a.m. If you do not have a church home, join us as we discover Paul's impression of the church of Philippi.

Eric Bass will lead our softball team into the church league tournament on Monday evening. We wish all the teams well.

Union United Methodist Church

Submitted by Union United Methodist Church

This Sunday wear you sandals/flip flops because Pastor Dennis will invite everyone who feels comfortable to do so, to take off their shoes, so they can relax during the sermon.

You see, everyone has been busy this past week with preparing for the 4-H Fair's Beef Manhattan Dinner, preparing 4-H projects and animals and many other events throughout this past week. Therefore we arrive at church "All Stirred Up". We often become agitated, nervous, worked up and wound up for whatever reason.

That is exactly what happened to Martha, in the scripture lesson for this Sunday. Martha became all stirred up and consequently got herself in quite a stew (not Beef Manhattan) to the point that she burst into the room….angry at both Jesus and her sister Mary. That's the setting for the sermon.

Pastor Dennis invites you to come and hear the rest of the sermon on Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m.

Today 4-8 p.m. Union UMC will be sponsoring and serving a Beef Manhattan Dinner at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds. Come with a big appetite.

Congratulations to Caroline Beyers 4-H Princess and Jessie Timberman in representing the community in the 4-H Princess Pageant. We are all so very proud of you both.

Activities and projects to remember are the following. The first and third Friday of each month is the Pizza Hut fundraiser and Operation Bare your Bookshelf is still taking Bible donations to be distributed throughout the world. May God Bless you all throughout the week!

ANNUNCIATION CATHOLIC CHURCH

Submitted by Annunciation Catholic Church

Annunication's Mass schedule is Saturday 6:30 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m., Tuesday 5:30 p.m., and Wednesday 9 a.m.

We still have a couple of openings for Annunciation Angel's Preschool afternoon classes of 3-4 year olds and 4-5 year olds for 2007/2008 school year, beginning Aug. 27. Contact the office at 448-1901 for more information.

Gibault was founded in 1921 by the Indiana Knights of Columbus to provide troubled children and families the opportunity to grow emotionally, educationally, spiritually, physically and socially. The Knights of Columbus still provide vital financial funding. The Councils raise money in multiple ways, one such way is by collecting pull tabs from soda and beer cans. These tabs are collected, sold to recyclers, the money is then contributed to Gibault. If you wish to help, just give your tabs to any Knight of Columbus member.

The Knights of Columbus will be going to the Gibault on July 23. We will be leaving Annunciation at 4:45 p.m. so we can be there for dinner at 5:30 p.m. We will have a short meeting after dinner then take a tour of the facility. Please contact Tom McCullough at (812) 448-8112 if you are interested. We can only take a limited number of Knights on this tour, so please call early.

There is bingo each Sunday at the Annunciation Bingo Hall, 8990 N. Kennedy Crossing Rd. across from Northview High School baseball field. Doors open at 5:30 pm, speed games start at 6 p.m., early bird games begin at 6:30 with regular bingo beginning at 7 p.m. Over $5000 in Bingo and Pull Tab Prizes plus $1000 coverall (on 55 numbers or less), Bonanzas, Jar Ball and Winner-take-all games. 6 faces $15, 12 faces $20 and $18 faces 25. There is plenty of parking and a lot of good food. All are welcome to come join the fun.

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church is located at 19 N. Alabama St. For more information, call the church at (812) 448-1901.



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