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CHURCH NEWS

Friday, September 28, 2007

KNIGHTSVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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Knightsville UMC

The Knightsville United Methodist Church will be having an All-you-can-eat chili dinner on Oct. 26 from 4-8 p.m. at the church.

The menu will include Knightsville hot or mild chili and a variety of "custom chili's" from the kitchen's of members of the church. Included in the meal will be a choice of sandwich, drink and crackers.

For your enjoyment, there will be live entertainment featuring Ron Rodgers and his band, a a special appearance of Diana and Scott performing an acoustical set.

Prices are $4 in advance or $5 at the door. Tickets may be purchased from any member of the church or by calling Pastor Scott at 812-446-6683.

NEW HOPE FELLOWSHIP

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New Hope Fellowship

Have you ever wondered what talent or gift God has given you? Maybe you have a beautiful voice, you can play the piano, you can teach a class, etc.

Whatever talents or gifts you may have, God has given you gifts to use for the benefit of His kingdom. Do you want His kingdom to grow? Are you as concerned for the welfare of others as for your own?

Don't be envious of the gifts others have. Instead, look for the gifts God has given you, and use those gifts He has qualified you to do.

Luke 19:26 To those who use well that they are given, even more will be given. But from those who are unfaithful, even what little they have will be taken away.

This Sunday we will be having a pitch-in dinner after church services. It will be held at Jackson Gardens at 1 p.m. in the community rooms. Use the back door entrance.

Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., church services are at 10:30 a.m. Bible study on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. There will be no Sunday evening services this Sunday.

We are located one block north of National Avenue on north SR 59. The ministry "Serving on the Street" has graciously allowed us the use of the building.

BEE RIDGE CHURCH

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Bee Ridge Church

Wow! Another month has gone by already. Soon we will be writing 2008 instead of 2007. My grandmother used to say that the older you got, the faster time went. Now I'm beginning to understand what she meant.

Instead of writing my own article this week, I would like to share something I received in my email. If you own a computer, you may have already read it. I feel it's worth reading over and over.

GOD'S COFFEE

A group of alumni met with their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life. Offering his guests coffee, the professor returned from the kitchen with a large pot of coffee and an assortment of cups telling them to help themselves to the coffee. When all the students had a cup of coffee in hand, the professor said: If you noticed, all the expensive cups were taken up leaving behind the plain and cheap ones. While it's normal for you to want the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress. What you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you consciously went for the best cups.

Now consider this. Life is the coffee - the jobs, money and position in society - are the cups. They are just tools to have and contain Life. The type of cup we have does not define nor change the quality of life we live. Sometime, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee God has provided us. "God brews the coffee, not the cups."

Bee Ridge Church is having a Fifth Sunday Singspiration at 6 p.m. tomorrow night, Sept. 30, at the church located on North Kennedy's Crossing Road. The Ladies Trio from the Nazarene Church will be singing. We invite you to come hear them.

Then the following Saturday, Oct. 6, during the Popcorn Festival, Bee Ridge Church will be sponsoring a Christian Music Fest at the Forest Park Pavilion beginning at noon till whenever.

Groups already scheduled are Crimson Cross, Firm Foundation, Grafted (from Columbus, Ind.) and Jon Cross playing his guitar and singing. So come join us for a good time and some good music.

God bless you all.

EASTSIDE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

Submitted by Eastside Christian Church

Hello again from Eastside Christian Church.

Attendance was down a little, but we had a great worship service. It was good have Josiah Brock with us. He was home for the weekend from Lincoln Bible College. He is doing very well, and tells us it is such a blessing to be there. We want to keep him in our prayers.?

Pastor Bill's message was still on how we should witness in the work place. It is our duty to make sure we tell as many as we can about God. Of course, this is not always easy, and sometimes those we talk to shut us off, but we at least have planted a seed. The rest will be between them and God. ?

Our Friend Day/ Anniversary Sunday is only a week away now. We want to invite all who are reading this to come be with us.

There will be special music by the Samaritan Quartet from 9:30-10:15 a.m., and also during our 10:30 worship service. They are a very good gospel group.

A fellowship meal will be served after the morning worship service. The food is always good, so we would love to have you come and enjoy it.

I also want to thank Ken Turner of the Historical Society for being with us at our recent luncheon for the law enforcement and fire departments. His name was omitted in last week's column.?

If you are not attending church anywhere else, please come be with us. We are a very friendly Bible believing church, and we would love to see you. If anyone needs prayer, please feel free to call the church at 448-1500, and we will be more than happy to pray for you.

Our regular Sunday School for all ages is at 9:30 a.m., and our worship service is at 10:30.

We do offer a children's' worship for ages 3-7 during the 10:30 service, where they learn about God on their level. Everyone needs God in the lives. Until next time, God bless you.

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.

Carbon United Methodist Church

By Mary Egloff

We have just concluded a series of sermons entitled, "The Kind of Church We Need." Do you sometimes feel that you are not worthy enough to mix with "those Godly people at church? The people who attend church are certainly not perfect or saintly or sinless. They simply look to God to help them become a little more perfect, a little more saintly, a little less sinful. Churches do not need perfect, saintly, sinless people. They need people who are broken, imperfect, interdependent, teachable, forgetful, troubled, lost.

And those people need the church where they can learn of the all-encompassing love of Christ. There is no perfect person or perfect church. It is only what God has done, is doing, and will do in people's lives that creates a church community of faith.

All Annual Charge Conference forms must be turned in by tomorrow, Sunday, Sept. 30. The Annual Charge Conference will be on Sunday, Oct. 14, at Harmony United Methodist Church at 2 p.m.

There will be a meeting of the East Clay Cluster Group on Thursday, Oct. 4, at Epworth United Methodist Church at 7 p.m.

This a group of ministers and church leaders who are meeting to come up with how their churches can share ideas and programs with each other.

Friday, Oct. 19, will be a big evening in Carbon. Travis Sims, the "Gospel Illusionist" will be back at Carbon United Methodist Church for his third visit. He states very emphatically the his magic tricks are simply illusions and that God is the only one who can perform miracles. Mark this date on your calendar. This is one evening of delightful, meaningful, hilarious fun for all ages. And it is free. It is paid for by the youth group's Kids' Karnival proceeds.

At our Homecoming last week, we heard so many fond memories about young people attending our church and what that has meant to their lives.

Are you missing out on this fellowship? Come join us this Sunday. We are those imperfect, interdependent, troubled people seeking God and his all-forgiving grace.

If you feel that you need God's love and grace, come. Sunday School is at 9 a.m. and Worship Service is at 10 a.m.

First Baptist Church

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First Baptist Church

Our friendly church Worships on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Mark Thompson officiating. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Bible Study is on Sunday evenings at 6 p.m and Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. All are Welcome!

Our youth group, Blaze, meets every Sunday night from 6-7 p.m. with Sonya Toppe.

Upcoming youth events are: Saturday, Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. cookout and hayride; Saturday, Oct. 27 Bike-a-thon; and ABY High School Convention in Nov. 2-4 in Terre Haute. All kids in middle school and high school please come join the fun.

Church events: This Sunday is a mission dinner right after church (free-will offering taken); Saturday, Oct. 6 at 4 p.m. cookout and hayride at the Plunkett's house (all church members are welcomed); Sunday school fellowship Sunday, Oct. 28 at 8:45 a.m.

Awana meeting will start this Sunday night from 5:30-7 p.m. For ages 2-years-old thru fifth grades. Come join the fun. Food. Games. Lesson. Music.

Choir director is Cheryl Riddell. Choir practice is every Sunday night at 7 p.m. The choir is gearing up for Christmas.

"Jesus said to him, "Away from me, Satan! For it is written: "Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only." Matthew 4:10

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.

Last Sunday a group sponsored by the Lady Knights went to St. Mary of the Woods for a tour of the church and grounds.

We started the day with mass at St. Mary's Church followed by brunch then a tour of the church guided by Brother Barry Donahue. The tour was extremely interesting with Brother Barry explaining quite a bit of the history of St. Mother Theodore and the founding of St. Mary's.

Look for repair work to start this week on the church. Louver work begins this week followed by the replacement of the roof starting shortly afterward.

In the next couple of weeks we will also be replacing six of the windows in the rectory.

We will be having a pancake breakfast following mass on Oct. 14. The Knights of Columbus will be doing the cooking. So, ladies come and let the men server you breakfast. Oh, you can bring the rest of your family too.

This Sunday is the last week of our 50th anniversary of Bingo at Annunciation. This week we will have more door prizes donated by area merchants and we are going to be giving away $1000 to the winner of the big coverall.

There will be good food and another anniversary cake. See the list of contributing merchants in the bulletin and at the bingo hall. 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.

We will also be giving away the slot machine this week as well as having a pull tab game for a colts jacket, cooler, tailgate kit, steering wheel cover and towel.

For the next two 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.

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 Christian Church

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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.

PentecostaL Fellowship and Feasting

Today at 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. 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.



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