ROSEDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
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 N. Depot St., in Rosedale.
BEE RIDGE CHURCH
Bee Ridge Church
Brrrr! Have you got your fall wardrobe out? As I write this, it's only 49 degrees outside. Just a few days ago, it was in the 90's. Isn't it amazing how fast things can change?
Most of us need to change our attitude and our way of thinking. Which way do you think? Are you negative or positive? Do you feel your cup is half full, or half empty? Is it partly cloudy or mostly sunny today?
Whatever enters our mind, and we receive it into our heart, then that's the type of person we become. We all should be thinking about things that are true, honest, just, pure and wonderful. This is the way to live a victorious Christian life.
As you probably already know, Bee Ride Church has a Fifth Sunday Singspiration that is open to the public. Although it is still in the planning stage, it will take place Sept. 30.
Also, on Oct. 6, Bee Ridge will be sponsoring a Christian Music Fest at the park during the Popcorn Festival. More details on both of these programs will be in this article at a later date.
Come visit us at Bee Ridge Church. It will be worth the "little itty-bitty" drive.
Blessings from your friends at Bee Ridge Congregational Church located at 10100 N. Kennedy's Crossing Rd.
Carbon United Methodist Church
By Mary Egloff
Today is a big day in Carbon.
The Van Buren Volunteer Fire Department will begin serving at their annual fish fry at 4 p.m. Come early before the line gets too long!
When you are through eating and visiting, meander down the street to the Carbon United Methodist Church where we will be having a big Kidz Karnival for all the children...games and many fun activities in which everyone wins a prize.
Proceeds from the Karnival will go toward having Travis Sims, the Christian Illusionist, back for another show later in the fall.
Inside the church, there will be a Bazaar in the basement and a Quilt Show upstairs. There is no charge for the Quilt Show; just come and look.
There will be things for sale in the basement; just come there and look also. You might find just what you were looking for! Proceeds from the Bazaar will go toward repainting the basement.
We will also have chairs out for people to sit and visit while their children enjoy the carnival.
We were happy to have two visitors last Sunday, Jack and his son Earl Testy. Jack is now 89- years-old. The son of Jake and Lola May Testy, he grew up in Carbon and in our church. He showed us where he sat as a youngster and remarked that he had never moved his membership to any other church and was still a member of this church.
The last time he and Earl were in our church was in 1984 when they came up from Florida to visit. We hope they return again sooner than that.
Tomorrow, Sunday, Sept. 16, is the church's annual Homecoming.
We are looking forward to seeing folks who will return for this event. If you have been thinking of coming but putting it off, tomorrow is a good time to do so.
There will be a Social Hour over coffee and donuts starting at 9 a.m., and then the Worship Service will begin at 10 a.m. We hope to see you.
UNION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Submitted by Union United Methodist Church
Pastor Dennis will be conducting a 'membership inquiry' discussion during the 9:30 a.m. Sunday School hour. This is in addition to the regular Bible study classes of which we have four adult classes, one college, one high school, one middle school, one elementary school, one pre-school, and a nursery school.
If you are not attending regularly, we have a class where you will surely feel 'at home' as you join us in studying God's word.
Immediately following Sunday School, we will enter into our time of worship, and be attended by the Holy Spirit during our time of praise, prayer, song, and meditation on God's word.
This Sunday, Pastor Dennis will be preaching from Luke 15:1-10. The sermon, titled "Are You a Zebra?" is a SERMON OF HOPE for each of us.
Immediately following the preaching, we will conduct a Commissioning Service for those from our church who will be going to Pearlington, Mississippi with the Terre Haute District Mission team.
Last Sunday many joined us at Hawthorne Park for the baptism of Dillon Green, Bible Study and a picnic. It was a beautiful day with lots of fellowship and fun.
The previous Friday the Temple Builders class gathered for an evening of fishing, Kevin Timberman was the master angler catching a few large catfish.
Congratulations to Ben and Ashley Wegner on the birth of their son Paul Allen.
We invite you to join us for Sunday school and Worship Service this Sunday. Union UMC is 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.
Otter Creek Christian Church
Submitted 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.
ANNUNCIATION CATHOLIC CHURCH
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 to 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 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. Church office hours are 8 a.m. - noon and 1-3 p.m. Monday- Friday.
Sunday mornings after mass there is fellowship in the Parish Center with coffee and donuts.
Sunday, Sept. 16, is Catechesis Sunday. All catechists should attend.
Monday, Sept. 17, there is a meeting of the building and grounds committee at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Center.
Sunday, Sept. 23, the Lady Knights are sponsoring a trip to St. Mary of the Woods College. We will car pool from the church Sunday morning and get there in time for mass.
Following mass we will have brunch and then a tour of the college. This trip is open to anyone that may wish to join us.
There is a fee for brunch and a $5 fee for the tour.
This Sunday is the third week of our 50th anniversary of Bingo at Annunciation.
This week we plan on more door prizes and it is buddy night for regular bingo, so plan on joining in the fun. We are going to be giving away a lot of nice door prizes over the next three weeks and we also have two Indianapolis Colts jackets and a large box of Colts memorabilia to give to some lucky pull tab game winners. We will have one Colts game a week.
The door prizes have been donated by local and area merchants. See the list of contributing merchants in the bulletin and at the bingo hall.
Early bird bingo starts at 6:00 p.m. with five speed games. At 6:30 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.
THE DOOR CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP CHURCH
The Door CFC
The Door Christian Fellowship church will celebrate their second anniversary with special services Sept. 23-26.
Revival services will be in the church on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. On Sept. 24-25, services will shift to an outdoor healing crusade at 100 N. Forest Ave. in the S.O.S parking lot at 7 p.m. nightly. In case of in climate weather or cold weather service will be in the church. The revival will conclude at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the church.
The speaker will be Alan Kern of Prescott, AZ. Kern has pastored in the United States, Canada, and South Africa and has evangelized in many nations.
The Door is located at 202 N. Washington St., Brazil. For more information or transportation call 442-8470 or 201-3966.
Best Years Club
The first meeting of Best Years Club for the season will be Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 11 a.m. This is a monthly gathering of senior adults and retired people who meet together on the third Wednesday of each month, September through May, for a time of encouragement, learning and fun to attract others to a grown up lifestyle centered around the hope that only Jesus Christ gives. Bring a friend and come to the main auditorium of First Christian Church on U.S. 40 West, Brazil.
The program will be a presentation by Jenni Chamberlain, director of S.O.S. (Serving on the Streets) This is a non-denominational program focused on helping families and especially children who want to be part of a loving community.
Come to see and hear how receptive this program has been on the streets of Brazil.
The program is free and open to the public.
A delicious home cooked meal will follow the program at noon. Reservations are needed for the lunch.
A free will donation will be taken to help pay for the food.
Call the church office at 446-2214 if you want to make reservations for lunch or if you need transportation.
The Best Years Club welcomes all senior adults to this fellowship.
Brazil First United Methodist Church
Brazil First UMC
"Beware of the Dog" is a sign that communicates many things in our society. Primarily it warns us that there is a dog that may harm us if we trespass in his or her territory, but there are other meanings to the message. Perhaps if the dog is mean or unpredictable, the owner may be mean or unpredictable as well. Although many dog owners are nice people, some are not. For dog owners who are mean and grumpy, they need to add another sign, "Beware of the Owner"
The Apostle Paul writes to the Phillipians, "Beware of those dogs." Paul is speaking about people who are teaching the wrong doctrine with the wrong motives.
Today there are many messages and man y beliefs. We live in a great country where we can express ourselves without fear of being persecuted for our beliefs. As Christians we need to be tolerant of people who believe differently and show them love and grace. We must also be grounded in our own faith and willing to share our faith and defend Christian teaching.
Tomorrow's message "Beware of the Dogs" will be given tomorrow at Brazil First UMC at 201 N. Meridian St. at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. You are invited to attend and participate.
New Hope Fellowship
Submitted by New Hope Fellowship
Pastor John and the congregation would like to welcome you to the New Hope Fellowship church on N. SR 59, one block off of national Ave. We are a small congregation just starting out but, our believes are strictly on God's word. God doesn't look at numbers even though we are small, He looks at the heart. Paul showed us two characteristics that are vital for a successful body of believers-love for one another and holiness. I Thessalonians 3:12 May the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all... so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness.
You will find genuine fellowship in New Hope Fellowship church, in loving one another in the family of God, caring for one another, sharing with one another, bearing one another's burdens, and rejoicing and sorrowing together. And of course, there is uplifting fellowship as we worship, sing, and praise together.
Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m., with church services at 10:30 a.m. and Sunday evening services are at 6 p.m. Wednesday night Bible Study is at 7 p.m.
A SMALL CHURCH WITH A BIG VISION.
First Baptist Church
First Baptist Church
Come now is the time to worship Him! We worship the Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday mornings at 10:30 am. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. We study his word on Sunday evenings at 6 p.m. and on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come and worship.
On Sept. 15, Blaze will have a camp out at Rocky Fork Lake. Blaze meets every Sunday night from 6-7 p.m. All middle and high school kids are welcomed.
A fall party is being planned for October.
In November - ABY high school convention in Terre Haute. Come join the fun.
On Sept. 16, is the Sunday School picnic right after church service. A mission dinner will be held on Sept. 30. Free will offering taken.
Awana will be starting soon. Awana is a program design to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ, train youth to serve, and focus on bible teachings. Awana kick-off is Sept. 23 from 5:30-7 p.m. All kids preschool-5th grades are welcomed. There will be food, games, prizes, and a whole lot of fun.
"For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures," 1 Corinthians 15:3-4
Eastside Christian Church
Submitted by Eastside Christian Church
What a wonderful service we had. I want to thank our organist and pianist for the beautiful music they provide.
Pastor Bill gave out Bibles to Billy and Holly, who most recently became members of God's family. We want to give praise to the Lord for their coming. I am sure their lives will be much better with the Lord being with them. The Lord is there for everyone, but you have to let him into your heart.
Ben Pennington and his wife, whom we sponsor as missionaries to South Africa, were with us in our evening service. They also had some friends with them, who have helped them in their ministry. They talked about their mission over there and showed some slides. They have been on a sabbatical, but will be returning to South Africa very soon.
Once again, I want to mention the luncheon the church will be sponsoring on Sept. 18 at the church at noon. We do this to honor the police and fire departments. We did observe the anniversary of Sept. 11 this week, and these men do deserve to be recognized. Ham and beans will be served, and all are invited.
Our second Friend Day will be Oct. 7. If you don't have a church to attend, please come be with us on that day. Special music will be provided, and a meal will be served immediately following worship service. This would be a good time for you to come visit with us.
The CPC of the Wabash Valley, another one of our missions, will be having their annual walk-a-thon on Sept. 29. If you would like to participate, please let them know.
Pastor Bill mentioned Tony Dungy's book, Quiet Strength, in his message Sunday. I have also been reading the book. If you get a chance to read the book, please do so. It gives great insight on how a person should live their life.
We want to pray for those who are having difficulties in any manner. If you need prayer, please don't hesitate to contact us. Our church number is 812-448-1500. Someone will contact you.
Our Sunday School for all ages is at 9:30 a.m., with our Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m. A separate service is available for children ages 3-7. where they learn a lot about Jesus on their level. Come be with us. We are a friendly Bible believing church and would love to see you. Until next time, God bless you.
Pentecostal Fellowship and Feasting
On Saturday, Sept. 28, 2007 beginning about noon at Forest Park Pavilion the Pentecostal Churches of Brazil anticipate a great time of sharing the love of God one with another.
You are invited to attend and become acquainted with some of the friendlious people in Brazil. Churches participating are Apostolic Church of Jesus Christ, Church of our Lord Jesus, Brazil United Pentecostal Church, First Apostolic Tabernacle, and Good Tiding Tabernacle.
Fellowship will begin about noon with dinner about 2 p.m. After dinner there will be a time of Praise and Thanksgiving to the Lord Jesus for his blessings. Our hopes are for a good Old Time Brush Arbor gathering! Can you remember those days?
If not come and join us, you'll enjoy the time of sharing God's love (John 13:45) If you have any questions, feel free to call 812-835-3000.