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Church News

Friday, August 31, 2007

Carbon United Methodist Church

By Mary Egloff

We were saddened this week by the death of a lovely lady, Carolyn Keyt. She attended our church every time she was able to come to our area from Indianapolis. We will miss her. She always sat near the front with the "Front Row Gang" and was always so very pleasant.

The Town & Country United Methodist Men had their annual picnic at Forest Park last Tuesday. There was a good turnout considering how hot the weather has been. They are eager to get started on their fall program. The picnic was for the men, their wives, and their families. Usually, the monthly meetings are for men only, but once every three months, they invite the ladies to attend.

The Town & Country UM Men is a group of men from six different United Methodist churched in the area. They have a meal, sing some hymns, have a short business session, but mostly enjoy each other's company. They raise money to give to ten different charities within Clay County. This is a very worthwhile organization and it needs the support of all the men in the area.

Their next meeting will be on Sept. 25 at the First United Methodist Church of Brazil. Put it on your calendar and come out to support them.

The ministers from various Clay County churches met at Carbon UM Church on Thursday evening.

The ladies of the church are working hard getting ready for their Bazaar and Quilt Show that will be on Sept. 15 during the Carbon Volunteer Fire Department's annual fish fry. Be sure to saunter down from the fish fry to see what they have.

Ivy and the young people are also getting ready for their Kids' Karnival, which will also be going on during the Carbon fish fry. The money they raised last year went toward inviting Travis Sims, a Christian "illusionist", to put on a show for the children of all ages in Carbon. So, all the money taken in during the Kids' Karnival will actually be given back to the Carbon community.

The next few weeks will be very busy ones. Come join us and make these various activities a part of your life. Although there are a lot of activities to do and become involved in at church, it is not just "activity" oriented.

We are very serious about helping people to know the love of Jesus Christ and what He means to us. Sunday School is at 9 a.m. and Worship is at 10 a.m. We hope to see you Sunday.

Eastside Christian Church

Hello again from Eastside Christian Church. The angels were definitely singing last Sunday.

Our little ones were with us in our worship service, and they were so receptive to Pastor Bill's message to them. And one of the young adults who has been attending for some time with us decided to give himself to the Lord and was baptized during our evening service. It is always such a blessing to see someone become a member of the Lord's family.

It has been brought to my attention by Mary I. Hendrickson that our church will be hosting, once again, a ham and bean dinner in honor of our local law enforcement and fire department. This luncheon will be held on Sept. 18 at noon. All are invited. I will remind you of this again next week.

Please try to be with us. If you are not attending church somewhere, we would like to invite you to be with us.

Our Sunday School for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. and our worship service is at 10:30 a.m. We do offer a separate worship service for ages 3-7. We would love to see you.

Our church is located directly behind Hardee's on Church St. Also, if you are in need of prayer, please let us know. Until next time, God bless you.

Youth for Christ

Brazil Youth for Christ Kick-Off will be on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Carbon Baptist Church from 7-10 p.m.

Free food, games and a live band. All children grades 6 - 12 are invited to attend. Call Lisa Watler for more information at 448-9577.


There is so much suffering in the world. Suffering is not always a result of sin.

We live in a fallen world where good behavior is not always rewarded and bad behavior is not always punished. Therefore, innocent people sometimes suffer. Regardless of the reasons for our suffering, Jesus has the power to help us deal with it. When you suffer from a disease, tragedy, or disability you often asked, "Why did this happen to me?" or "What did I do wrong?". Instead, ask God to give you strength for the trial and a clearer view on what is happening.

Hebrews 2:18 Since He himself has gone through suffering and temptation, He is able to help us when we are being tempted.

Sunday School classes start at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday church services are at 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening services are at 6 p.m.

We are located one block north of National Avenue on SR 59, in building that S.O.S. (Service on the Street) has graciously allowed us to use. Pastor Montgomery and the congregation extends a warm welcome to all.



Happy Labor Day Weekend. Labor Day celebrates the achievements of workers and the Labor movement. It traditionally marks the end of the summer recreational season in America, and the beginning of the fall season.

Several years ago, it was an indication of all schools beginning after the summer vacation. That doesn't apply now. Most schools have already been in session for a couple of weeks.

I want to thank all of you who attended our Ice Cream Social this past Saturday. It was a huge success. Special thanks to Norma for organizing it and everyone else who helped. We couldn't have done it without all the workers who volunteered.

If you want to feel the Spirit and the love for God, come visit us at Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church. We are a part of the family of God.

We would like to see our family grow. How about helping us do that? We welcome you with open arms.

Bee Ridge Church is located on Kennedy's Crossing Road 1.4 miles north of Northview High School. We have Sunday School for youth and adults which starts at 9:30 a.m. The same for church services, both youth and adults, starts at 10:30 a.m. Hope to see you soon. God Bless.


Submitted by Annunciation Catholic Church

Father Dom Chukwudi is the Administrator and Dr. Marsha Bialaszewski is the Pastoral Associate.The Mass schedule is Saturday 6:30 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m., Tuesday 5:30 p.m., Wednesday 9 a.m. Reconciliation is 5:45-6:15 p.m. Saturday or by appointment.

Father's office hours are Monday and Tuesday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. also on Thursday 10 am-1 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. Church office hours are 8 a.m. - noon and 1-3 p.m., Monday- Friday.

Annunciation has had bingo continuously for 50 years; Sunday marks the beginning of our anniversary celebration.

This week we will have a cake, free food and door prizes along with regular bingo jackpots of $100. Each Sunday in September you can win a chance on a legal slot machine that we will give away on the last Sunday.

We would like to thank Cathy Cunningham and Charles Hear for all of the time and energy that they have contributed in the last couple of years. Without them we might not have been able to keep bingo running. We think that because of them bingo is better than ever.

A special thank you also goes out to Mel Brown for all of his hard work getting this anniversary celebration going.

Early bird bingo starts at 6 p.m. with five speed games. At 6:30 we play five games of early bird bingo and start regular bingo at 7 p.m. We are handicapped accessible, have a lighted parking lot and always have plenty of good food supplied by the Lady Knights.

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


Submitted by Union United Methodist Church

This is Labor Day Weekend…the time for the final big bash of the summer. Some will go boating, some camping, and everyone will eat. We'll probably have brats and hamburgers with all the fixin's served on paper plates and plastic dinnerware.

The etiquette will be quite different for these picnic meals than, say, for our Thanksgiving and Christmas meals later this winter.

Our Scripture, Luke 14:1, 7-14, tells of about another kind of meal…a banquet. During the service, Pastor Dennis will share with us the proper dinner etiquette from the foremost authority… and it's not Emily Post.

We will look at the instructions from the author of etiquette, Jesus Christ. You are invited to come to our 10:30 a.m. Worship Service to hear the rest of the sermon on how the scripture relates to our lives. You are also invited to come an hour earlier, 9:30, to study God's word in one of our five adult classes, or our Sr. High, Jr. High, elementary, preschool, or toddler classes.

Just a reminder that our United Methodist Women are working on a beautiful quilt to be auctioned off at the fall auction in October, they invite anyone interested in adding a few stitches to the quilt may join them on Tuesday and Thursday mornings in the Fellowship Hall.

Next Saturday, Sept. 8 there will be a workday at the Parsonage and Sunday, Sept. 9 Worship service will be held at Hawthorne Park at 10 a.m. followed by a picnic lunch and lots of fun.

There is still time to join the churches walk team for the annual "Walk4Life" to take place on Saturday Sept. 29. Sponsor forms may be found in the entry or by contacting Sara.

We are conveniently located south of Brazil off SR-59, turn east on CR-600 proceeding toward the airport and Jackson Twp School. We are exactly 1.75 miles east of SR-59 on CR-600.

Come and experience a church with Open Doors, Open Hearts, and Open Minds for serving our Lord.


Submitted by

Ray Strange

Jimmy, Deena and Gene Nelson will be holding a tent revival from Sept. 5-14 at 7 p.m. nightly.

Performing will be the Whiteland Airs on Sept. 7, Linda Halley on Sept. 8 and The Trines on Sept. 9.

The revival will be held at the Country Junction Mission, 7 miles west on SR 42 in Cunot.


Submitted by

Tom Roeschlein

"Souled Out", a contemporary gospel music group, consisting of Karen Boes, Dave and Mary Jo Archer, Mark Archer, Rick Swearingen and Eric Vanatti, will be in concert on Friday, Sept. 7.

The concert, a part of the monthly music series, will begin at 8 p.m. at the Old Jr. High Community Center, in the gym, 202 N. Washington St.

For more information,all Tom Roeschlein at 442-8470 or 201-3966.


Submitted by

Carbon Baptist Church

Hello from Carbon Baptist Church.

We have a High School Student Bible Study on Wednesday evenings at 7:15 p.m. at the home of Karen and Bill Osborn. Please call the Youth Pastor for more information.

Once a month, starting on Sept. 16 at 6 p.m., will be a Youth Service in the Sanctuary It will be geared toward the youth, but everyone is invited.

Parent/Grandparent Awareness Night is Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. This will be led by Youth Pastor Chris Lee. It will cover topics suchs cutting, drinking, drugs, bullying, sex, eating disorders and other related topics. Special speakers are Scott McDonald and Jeff Lee. The public is invited to attend.

A Back To School Bash will be Sept. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the church. Come and see what is is all about.

Our two church services are doing well and we invite all to attend and find the one that suits your schedule. The first service is at 8:30 a.m., with Sunday School at 9:40 a.m. and the second service at 10:30 a.m.

Thank you and God Bless.

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