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Church News 9-8-07

Friday, September 7, 2007


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.

This Sunday is the second week of our 50th anniversary of Bingo at Annunciation. If you missed last Sunday's kickoff celebration you missed a lot of good door prizes, good food and cake. We had more than 90 people join us in the celebration. This week we plan on more door prizes and no-split pots on regular bingo, so plan on joining in the fun.

In last weeks news, I mentioned Charles and Cathy, and Mel for their contribution to Annunciation bingo, but we can't forget the contribution of so many others over the years. One such person is Sandy Goebel who for years not only kept Bingo running, largely by herself, but also worked for Father Spicuzza as his pastoral associate. Sandy's contribution to the church and to bingo will not be soon forgotten.

Early bird bingo starts at 6 p.m. with five speed games. At 6:30 p.m.we play five games of early bird bingo and start regular bingo at 7.

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.

First Baptist Church

Submitted by

First Baptist Church

Welcome to our church! Our friendly church is located at 413 S. Walnut St. in Brazil. Our Sunday school classes start at 9:30 a.m. Church worship service Starts at 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening Bible study is at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening Bible study is at 7 p.m. All ages are welcome. Come as you are.

Blaze is the name of our middle/high school youth group. Blaze comes from Hebrews 12:29-for our god is a consuming fire. Sonya works with the youth to allow God to set a consuming fire within each youth thru Bible study, spiritual truths, hands-on experiences, and a whole lot of fun.

Blaze meets on Sunday nights from 6-7 p.m. All kids in middle and high school are welcome. This month Blaze will have a youth lunch right after church on Sept. 9. Also Sept. 15 is a camp-out for Blaze youth group.

Looking ahead for October, a fall party is being planned. Also there is a high school convention in Terre Haute in November.

This month at First Baptist Church; on Sept. 11 and 13 Awana training from 5:30-8:30pm. On Sept. 16 Sunday School picnic right after church.

Awana Kickoff party will be on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 5:30-7 p.m. All kids from preschool through fifth grades are welcome. Food-games-prizes. Come join the fun.

There is a Mission dinner right after church service on Sept. 30 with a free will offering. Offering will be used toward the state project.

"But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you." Luke 12:31.


Submitted by First

Church of the Nazarene

This past Wednesday evening was our Caravan Kickoff. Children were enrolled for the upcoming year, treated with games and cartoons, and had treats of hot dogs, chips, cookies, grapes and cold drinks.

Caravan will be held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. and all children in our community are invited. If your child/children need transportation, please call 446-0371. Please call before 6 p.m.

Our Director of Children's Ministries is Erin Hood and if you have any questions she can be reached at 446-0371 also.

Our Prime Timers are going to Spring Mill State Park, Sept. 17-18. If you are interested or have any questions contact Carolyn Latham.

Our children will be in the K-Day Parade, Sat., Sept. 22. There will be more regarding the parade next week. Mark your calendars.

Starting Monday, Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center we will begin an 11 week Ladies Bible Study entitled, "Jesus: The One and Only" by Beth Moore. A daytime Bible study will begin on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. in the Family Life Center. Cost of the workbook for the Bible study is $15. Please sign up on the Women's Ministry bulletin board and if you do not attend our church please contact Teresa Bechtel or Mary Sue Jackson by calling 446-0371. If no one is available to take your call, please leave your name and phone number on the answering machine and our secretary will get back with you.

ATTENTION ALL CARAVAN CHILDREN, next Saturday, Sept. 15, 9 a.m.-11 p.m., there will be a Fishing Fun Day at Craig Park. Our city park board is having a fun day for all children in our community. There will be free fishing, treats, and loads of prizes. Six bicycles will be given away with lots of other great prizes. Our church is donating a bicycle as a prize. The park board wishes to show how much they appreciate our children in the community.

If any of our caravan children wish to attend call our church at 446-0371 and we will arrange transportation to the event. If you have any questions please contact our Children's Ministry Director, Erin Hood at 446-0371 or Chair of Church Outreach Ministries, Pat Heffner at 448-1262.

Our Teen Girl's raised a nice sum of money from their Chicken and Noodle Dinner last Wednesday night. This money will go toward their fall retreat.

Our deepest sympathy, love and support goes to Darrel and Carol Harrison and their family. Darrel's mother passed away this past week. Mrs. Harrison also attended our church when she was able.

Another member of our church, Taira Jackson, died this passed week and we extend our deepest sympathy to her brother and his family, Ruth Runyon, and Taira's young son Chaise. Our prayers are with you all.

We cordially invite you to attend any or all of our services if you are not involved in another church.

Our worship service is 10 a.m. Sunday morning, Sunday School at 9 a.m., Wednesday night Caravan and prayer meeting at 7 p.m. and Sunday evening service at 6 p.m. Casual dress is very appropriate. It is our sincere desire that you feel the warmth of God's spirit and that you will be spiritually encouraged and strengthened as we worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, together. God bless and have a great week.

Eastside Christian Church

Submitted by Eastside Christian Church

Another beautiful Sunday was enjoyed by all. Our attendance was good. There are still some folks missing, but I think once summer is over, we will see them.

It was so good to have Harold Rheinfrank back with us.

?I think everyone I talk to mentions the heat we are having. Yes, it has been hot, but do you realize this heat is nothing compared to where you could go, if you do not accept Jesus.

The angels were singing again on Sunday as a young lady came forward and gave her life to the Lord as her young son looked on. What a blessing it was to witness this. ?

Our prayers are with the Lillie Taber family. Lillie went to be with her Lord on August 30.

Pastor Bill's message Sunday was about doing your job, whatever it is, joyfully. It sure gave us food for thought. Sometimes it is so easy to be negative about our jobs, but we should always think of it as doing God's work here on earth.?

I want to mention once again the luncheon we will be having to honor our police and firemen on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at noon at the church. Also, we will be having another of our Friend's Days in October. This will be a good opportunity for you to visit us. We would love to have you. I will have more details next week.?

Please, if you are not attending church somewhere, come be with us. We are a very friendly Bible believing church.

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 children ages 3-7. We would love to see you.

Until next time, may God be with you.

Carbon United Methodist Church

Submitted by

Mary Egloff

Last Sunday, we were reminded that the church is a gathering of interdependent people. Each one not only depends on the others, but also the others depend on each one. Each person has his own strong points and talents that the church is in need of.

Don't hide your light under a bushel. Together, sharing everyone's strengths and helping with everyone's weaknesses, the church can become a strong, well-run, cohesive unit for doing God's bidding.

Next Saturday, Sept. 15, the town of Carbon will come alive with hundreds of people coming in for the Van Buren Volunteer Fish Fry. This is a big time for our town. It begins at 4 p.m. and ends when they run out of fish.

There will be music and entertainment on the main street. Come and enjoy the fun of seeing old friends there.

Not only will the town provide music and entertainment, but the Carbon United Methodist Church will be having a Quilt Show upstairs, a Bazaar downstairs, and a Kid's Karnival outside on the lawn.

When you are finished eating that delicious fish, mosey down our way and see what we have to offer.

The next day, Sunday, Sept. 16, will be the church's Homecoming. There will be a visitation hour from 9-10 a.m. with coffee and donuts being served. Come in time to fellowship with old friends.

At 10 a.m., the Worship Service will begin. There will be a time for sharing remembrances and recognizing past ministers, those who were married in the church, and those who attended our church years ago and then moved on. Be sure to not miss this great time!


Submitted by

New Hope Fellowship

Unity. (Cooperation, Fellowship, Teamwork) How does unity exist between Christians? Christ's Example was putting others first. When we work together, caring for the problems of others as if they were our problems, we demonstrate Christ's example of putting others first, and we experience unity. Christians are not intended to live out their faith in isolation.

Philippians 2:1-2 Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from His love? Any fellowship together in Spirit? Are your hearts tender and sympathetic? Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one heart and purpose.

Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday morning church is at 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening services are at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible studies are at 7 p.m. We extend a warm welcome to all.

We are located one block North of 40 on State Road 59 in the building that S.O.S. (Service on the Street) has graciously allowed us to use.



Submitted by

Bee Ridge Church

Another week has gone by and here I am again getting this article ready for the newspaper. Time really does fly, doesn't it?

This reminds me of something I recently read. I would like to share it with you. "A man's life is like his check book. Your past is a canceled check. It has no more power for it has already been spent. Your future is a promissory note from God for the redeemed. He has promised us a home with Him in heaven. All we need to do is take care of today." Wow! How true!

There's no need to dwell on the past things we've done. We just need to take care of the present and to have faith and trust in the Lord. He will lead us in the right direction. All we have to do is listen to Him and obey His word. That can be accomplished by attending a Bible-based church.

Our pastor, Jeff Bridgewater at Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church, speaks directly from the Bible and explains it so it's easy to understand. If you come visit us, you will believe what I'm saying.

Pastor Jeff and the congregation personally invites you to come visit us this Sunday. We are a very casual church family.

If you want, you can wear jeans and tennis shoes, or you can wear your "Sunday best." Whatever your choice, you will fit right in.

We have handicap facilities, Sunday School for youth and adults which starts at 9:30 a.m. and Kidz Church which starts at 10:30 a.m. while regular church services are being held for the adults at the same time.

In case you are a newcomer to this paper, you know that Bee Ridge Church is located on North Kennedy's Crossing Rd. just 1.4 miles north of Northview High School. See you Sunday.


Submitted by Union United Methodist Church

After a much needed long weekend we all returned to the old vigorous daily routines.

The United Methodist Women have worked hours upon hours these past weeks working on a quilt that will be auctioned in the Oct. 19 UMW auction.

They have certainly out did themselves this year with a quilt made of thousands of stitches. You won't want to miss out on a chance to bid on this quilt, crafty décor and other items to many to list.

The auction will be open to the public and will be held at the Jackson Township Community Center more information will be available at a closer date to the auction.

The Christmas season is quickly approaching us and Union UMC is once again preparing to be a Relay Center to Clay County and surrounding areas for Operation Christmas Child.

Many local churches and groups will be receiving information in the mail this week regarding OCC. If you do not receive information and would like too please contact Sara at 812-986-3513.

Peanut Butter is still being collected by the children of Mary Moores Sunday School class. You may drop off your donation in the main entrance; you can't miss the tower of peanut butter already collected.

"Walk4Life" sponsor forms are still available in the entry for those of you interested in walking with the churches team.

This Sunday Union UMC will be holding church at Hawthrone Park. Church will be held at 10 a.m. followed by Sunday school and a picnic.

Everyone is welcome to join us. Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs. God Bless you all throughout your week.


Submitted by Otter Creek Christian Church

The Otter Creek Christian Church, located at 6229 N. Crow St. Brazil, would like to invite you to join us at our Homemade Ice Cream Social on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 4-8 p.m. There will be food items and fun for all.

Come and see them put their pastor in the dunking booth. There will also be a moon walk and other exciting things going on. So please come and join the fun. Our regular church services are Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and Worship service at 10:40 a.m. on Sunday and Bible study at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. God Bless You and Hope to see you soon. For info call Pastor Steve Brattain at 812-446-4007 or 812-249-3309.


Submitted by Rosedale Baptist Church

The Rosedale Baptist Church will be having a revival service from Oct. 1-4, nightly at 7 p.m.

Pastor Allen Reeves, from Lebanon, Mo. will be preaching God's word. There will be special music nightly. Nursery will be provided. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The Rosedale Baptist Church is located at 116 North Depot St., in Rosedale.