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CHURCH NEWS

Friday, September 21, 2007

Center Point United Methodist Church

The Center Point United Methodist Church will have their food pantry open Wednesday, Sept. 26 from 2-4 p.m. for those in need. For more information, contact the church at (812) 835-2172.

BEE RIDGE CHURCH

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Bee Ridge Church

Hello everyone. Let's start out with a song today. Here are the words:

MY PEACE

My peace I give unto you.

It's a peace that the world cannot give.

It's a peace that the world cannot understand.

Peace to know, peace to live.

My peace I give unto you.

If you have ever visited Bee Ridge Church, you know that MY PEACE is the closing song that ends the service. It is a beautiful song with so much meaning. It's a promise of peace from God. What more could we want!

Pastor Jeff's sermon last Sunday was about peace and promises. He said "You cannot have peace without the Prince of Peace." If you want to find your Prince, visit us at Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church. Pastor Jeff and the Congregation will stand beside you to help you find peace.

Bee Ridge Church will be having a Fifth Sunday Singspiration on Sunday, Sept. 30. Rumor has it that the Ladies Trio from the Nazarene Church will be performing.

We invite you to come and show your support. Please come back and read this article next Saturday, and I will have more details.

Bee Ridge Church is located 1.4 miles north of Northview High School. It's the little church at the top of the hill on the right side of the road.

Take care and God bless.

Carbon United Methodist Church

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Mary Egloff

Boy, did we have a great day last Sunday during our Homecoming.

We sent invitations out to former ministers, people married in the church and people who attended our church when they were young. We had no idea how folks would respond, but they came ready to visit with us, each other and enjoyed being called back to their beginnings.

A social hour started at 9 a.m., and did they have fun greeting long-lost friends! Then at 10 a.m., the Worship Service began. Everyone was invited to share their memories with the congregation, and they did!

Nearly all the special visitors not only shared memories with us, but they ended up giving powerful testimonies about their faith.

We were so happy our friend J. C. Somers was able to attend, light the candles and serve as an usher with Pete Taylor.

It was wonderful!

Saturday, during the Van Buren Volunteer Fireman's Fish Fry, the church was busy with the Kid's Karnival outside, the Ladies' Bazaar in the basement and the Quilt Show upstairs. The weather was perfect and the crowds came. We want to thank everyone who helped make these three activities a success.

Several new friends from outside our church helped Ivy and the children set up for the Karnival while a few others stayed to help run the games well into the night.

Although the weather was nice, there were a few people with their teeth chattering as the evening wore on. There was a lot of excitement when the prizes began to run thin and children hurried to spend their tickets or get their faces painted by Ivy. Kudos and thanks to everyone that helped with the Karnival.

And remember: The proceeds from the Kid's Karnival is used to bring Travis Sims, the Gospel Illusionist, to our church. He will return for his third time to put on his "God's does Miracles, I do Illusions" magic show. It is scheduled for Oct. 19, so mark that date on your calendar.

People brought many things in for the Bazaar, which filled the tables. We had many curious shoppers who stopped by early to take a peek at the many wonderful items.

When people finished shopping they went upstairs to enjoy the Quilt Show! There were a total of 32 quilts shown. People came in and really enjoyed browsing and commenting on the various beautiful quilts.

We particularly want to thank the ones who graciously loaned us their precious quilts to show. We already have several new people who have volunteered to loan us their quilts next year.

Can you join us in worshiping our God tomorrow, Sunday, at 10 a.m.? He has been so good to us; we must remember to thank Him by our presence in His House! We hope to see you there!

Pentecostal Fellowship and Feasting

Submitted by the Pentecostal Churches of Brazil

On Saturday, Sept. 29, 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.

First Christian Church

Submitted by First

Christian Church

First Christian Church will be offering a "Total Money Makeover Class" beginning Oct. 7, for eight weeks during Sunday School, 9-10:15 a.m.

Respected financial expert Dave Ramsey will offer a comprehensive plan for getting out of debt and achieving financial health. The program is filled with both the "hope" and the "how-to," for a Total Money Makeover.

Are your finances to the point that you are sick and tired of being sick and tired? The Total Money Makeover is a necessity for everyone in need of a financial makeover. Do you want to turn those fat and flabby expenses into a well-toned budget? Do you want to transform your sad and skinny little bank account into a bulked-up cash machine? Then get with the program. It's the simplest, most straight-forward game plan for completely making over your money habits. And it's based on results, not pie-in-the-sky fantasies.

Teachers will be Eric Somheil and Grant Watts.

Contact the church office at 812-446-2214 for additional information.

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.

Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church

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Mt. Lebanon Church

Come to Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church's Awana kickoff carnival on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 5-6:45 p.m. There will be a jumping castle, putt-putt golf, games, prizes and plenty of great snacks. Everything is Free.

Awana (Approved Workman Are Not Ashamed) is an international program that is based upon memorizing scripture and is for children age 3 through 12th grade. Our regular meetings are every Sunday from 5-6:45 p.m. We also have special events throughout the year such as hayrides, Grand Prix races, a talent show, a magic show, trips to Bogeys, camp-outs and much more.

Come and have fun. If you would like more information or are in need of transportation call 442-0662.

Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church is located at the intersection of Knightsville Road and Rio Grand Road.

CLAY COUNTY CHRISTIAN LADIES DAY

Clay County Christian Ladies Day will be having fellowship, music, stories and lunch today. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the program starting at 9:30, lunch with follow.

Teens to grandmothers and all ladies in between are invited to join for Christian fellowship at the First Presbyterian Church of Brazil, 210 N. Walnut St., Brazil.

Eastside Christian Church

Submitted by Eastside Christian Church

On Sept. 18 our church once again hosted an Appreciation Luncheon for our local law enforcement officers and members of our fire department. Cornbread and beans were served. Attending from the Brazil Police Department: Todd Stemm, David Archer, Henry Wallen, J. Goldner, Chris Blila, Terry Harrison, and Amy Sponseller, an ISU Criminology student interning with the police department; from the sheriff's department were Mike Heaton, Jeff Maynard, Benny Boes, Jason Frazier, and Rob Gambill; fire department were Stoney Fisher, Roy S. Kellar, Shane Zurcher and (job shadow) Jeremy Cheesman. The Brazil Times was represented by editor Jason Moon. We were so delighted to have all of them with us.

The luncheon was organized by Mary I. Hendrickson. She was assisted by Dorothy Wright, Martha Moody, Paul Atkinson, Nellie McFarland and Holly Oehler. A patriotic theme of red, white and blue was used. Balloons were donated by Mark Adamson; pens and key chains donated by Terre Haute Savings Bank; bag clips were given by Remax; napkins from Riddell National Bank and First National Bank, and Page's donated cupcakes.

The luncheon was opened with a prayer by Calvin Callahan. Other items on the menu were salads, beets, tomatoes, deviled eggs, cottage cheese and two fruit salads. Dessert consisted of banana nut cake and a patriotic decorated angel good cake.

Each member in attendance introduced themselves telling a little about themselves. A moment of silence was held in recognition of 9/11 and the Posey Township firemen Miller, who lost his life fighting a fire.

A door prize was given, which was won by Sharon Lohrman. Also those having birthdays and anniversaries in July, August and September were honored, Alta Ooley, David Lewis, Avila Delange, Holly Oehler, Sharon Lohrman and Janice and Bill Hiatt. They were each given a cupcake with a candle.

Mary handed out a page of the Upper Room to all, which told a little about all of Jesus's disciples. Dorothy Wright accompanied us on the guitar as we sang some patriotic songs.

Others in attendance were Jack Moody, Joan Callahan, Gloria LeMay. We were happy with the amount of people that came, and I believe all had a good time. We really need to recognize these people more often, for we are safer because of them.

In closing, Mary read an article written by Red Skelton about life in earlier days.

I want to mention our Friend Day, which is coming up on Oct. 7. If you are not attending church somewhere, please come be with us on that day. There will be special music and a dinner will be served immediately following the 10:30 a.m. worship service. We would love to see you. Our Sunday School for all ages is 9:30 a.m. We also offer a children's worship for ages 3-7, during the 10:30 a.m. service. We are located on Church St., directly behind Hardee's. Until next time, God bless you.

DOOR CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP

Submitted by the Door Christian Fellowship

The Door Christian Fellowship 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. In case of inclimate or cold weather services will be in the church.

The revival will conclude Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the church. The speaker will be Alan Kern, of Prescott, Ariz. 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. For more information or transportation call 442-8470 or 201-3966

New Hope Fellowship

Submitted by New Hope Fellowship

What does faith mean to you? Faith is a belief, confidence and trust. We all think we have faith, but, personal faith in Christ comes with social obligations.

Weak faith tends to lack endurance. We are all week in some areas and strong in others. Our Faith is strong if we can survive contact with sinners without falling into their patterns.

Strong faith is when you depend entirely on God and a willingness to do His will. It is complete and humble obedience to God's will, readiness to do whatever He calls us to do. The amount of faith isn't as important as the right kind of faith-faith in our all-powerful God.

Romans 5:1 Since we have been right in God's sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.

Hebrews 10:38 A righteous person will live by faith. But I will have no pleasure in anyone who turns away.

Please come and join us in our worship services. We are a small congregation just starting out. We are located one block north of US 40 on State Road 59 in the building that S.O.S. (Service on Street) has graciously allowed us to use. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m. and church services are at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday evening services are at 6 p.m. Wednesday night Bible Study at 7 p.m.

ANNUNCIATION CATHOLIC CHURCH

Submitted by Annunciation Catholic Church

Father Dom Chukwudi (domojore@yahoo.com)is the Administrator and Dr. Marsha Bialaszewski (M.Bialaszewski@att.net) 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. Divine Mercy Chaplet: First Sunday each month at 8 a.m.

Father's office hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. Parish office hours are 8-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3:30 p.m. Monday -Thursday and Friday 8 a.m. to noon.

Please note the new office hours.

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 at 11 a.m. 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. I believe brunch costs $10.75 and there is a $5 fee for the tour.

Monday, Sept. 24: Spiritual Rosary 6:30 p.m. Knights of Columbus meet at 7:30 p.m. Lady Knights meet at 7:15 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 25: Parish Council meet 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday: RCIA meets 6-8 p.m

Thursday: Choir Practice at 5:15 p.m. If you like to sing please come to practice and see how spiritually rewarding this ministry is.

This Sunday is the fourth week of our 50th anniversary of Bingo at Annunciation. This week we will have more door prizes donated by area merchants and it is no split night for regular bingo, so plan on joining in the fun.

See the list of contributing merchants in the bulletin and at the bingo hall.

We will have a pull tab game for the slot machine we are giving away on Sept. 30 and also a game for a chance on a Colts jacket.

For the next three weeks we will also play a pull tab game called HOPE and each time we play it the vendor makes a contribution to be used in the fight against breast cancer.

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 call (812) 448-1901 or annunicationchurch@msn.com

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

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First Baptist Church

Extra! Extra! Read all a about it! Awana is here! Awana kick-off is this Sunday from 5:30-7 p.m. All kids 2-years-old to fifth grade are welcomed.

There will be food, games, and prizes. All parents are welcomed. Awana will be meeting every Sunday night from 5:30-7 p.m. Awana is a ministry of spreading the gospel of jesus christ. Come join the fun.

Blaze youth group meets Sunday nights from 6-7 p.m. Sonya will be seeing the youth at the Middle School and High School on Wednesday morning for "See you at the Pole."

Future happenings: oct. 6 cookout and hayride, oct. 27 bike-thon, and nov. 2-4 high school aby convention in terre haute.

There is a mission dinner on Sept. 30 right after church. Free will offering taken. Good things are happening at first baptist church!

Our church worship service is at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday evening bible study is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Evening bible study is at 7 p.m. All are welcomed to worship with us.

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." john 3:16

United Campus Ministries

Campus & Community Luncheon Series will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 2, noon-1 p.m. at United Campus Ministries, 321 N. 7th Street, Terre Haute.

The theme of this semester's series is "Religion & Politics" The topics of the five presentations will be Oct. 2, "The Rose of Religion in U.S. History" presented by Dr. Ed Warner, Professor Emeritus, Humanities, ISU; Oct. 10-"World Religions and U.S. Policies" presented by Dr. Robert H. Puckett, Professor Emeritus, Political Science, ISU; Oct. 17-"Influence of the Prosperity Gospel" presented by Dr. Robert G. Clouse, Professor Emeritus, History, ISU; Oct. 24-"Influence of Religion on Legislation" presented by Dr. Linda Maule, Associate Professor, Political Science and Women's Studies, ISU; and Oct. 31-"Influence of Religion of U.S. Elections" presented by Rep. Clyde Kersey, State Representative of Indiana.

This is a brown-bag lunch and discussion series. The public is invited.

For more information, call Jack Diel, Campus Minister at (812) 232-0186.



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