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Friday, October 5, 2007


Submitted by Rosedale United Methodist Church

The Rosedale United Methodist Church will have a Jonah fish fry on Saturday the 6th from 4-7pm. We will have fish, baked beans, cole slaw, french frys, drinks and deserts. The event will be held at the Civic Center in Rosedale at the 4-way stop and the price will be $7 for adults and $3.50 for kids with deserts extra. Proceeds will go to our scholarship fund.

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.

The repair work that was supposed to start this week on the louvers has been temporarily delayed. Look for the work to start soon.

This weekend we will have a booth at the Popcorn Festival. We will have pulled pork sandwiches. You should plan on joining us for all the fun at the festival.

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.

On Sunday, Oct. 28 we will be having Halloween Activities for the children. The term Halloween (and its older rendering Hallowe'en) is shortened from All-hallow-even, as it is the evening of/before "All Hallows' Day"[1], also known as "All Saints' Day". We will be emphasizing All Saints' Day with a video. There will be games and treats. The Knights of Columbus will prepare a picnic lunch for all the children and their parents following the activities.

Other upcoming events include a fish fry, hopefully in November and a Deanery Night at the Movies in December. There will be more on these activities in the coming weeks.

We gave away $1000 to a lucky bingo player last week. This Sunday we are going to have all regular bingos pay $100. Next week we will again be playing no-split pots on all regular bingos. Look for other special nights coming up. We are planning something special for Halloween.

We are also looking for some new and exciting pull tab games.

Join us at our bingo hall at 8990 N. Kennedy Crossing Rd. across from the Northview High School baseball field. Speed bingo starts at 6 p.m., early bird bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. and regular bingo starts at 7 p.m.

We are always trying to improve your experience at bingo, so if you haven't been for a while you should come and try us again. We are handicapped accessible and we have a lighted parking lot.

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


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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.


Submitted by the Nazarene Church

Greetings from the folks at the First Church of the Nazarene, Brazil.

This past Saturday our young teen girls and their leader, Haley Bechtel, went to Plainfield for a day of shopping at the Metropolis. They ended their fun day at Chili's restaurant. All the girls agreed it was indeed fun and hope to do it again next year.

Several of our children attended Fishing Fun Day at Craig Park, Sept. 15. It was a perfect day for them as the weather was beautiful and the fishing great. They had a free breakfast, free drinks and after fishing they all won a great prize given by the Park Board, Political Candidates, and our church.

Jeff Selby won one of the grand prizes, a large CD, radio combination. It was a great prize and Jeff really has enjoyed his prize.

Thank you Brazil City Park Board for putting on this great event. We look forward to going next year.

Our own Linda Headley who has been ill for several months now is going to be able to leave the rehab center and move in to her own apartment. We can't wait to see you back in church Linda.

Our deepest sympathy goes to Rodney and Carol Brown and their family. Rodney's brother, Jim, passed away last week

Caravan is going strong and the children just keep coming and we are looking forward to having more join us. Caravan is every Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. Van and bus service is provided but you must call the church office before 6 p.m on Wednesday. Erin Hood is the Children's Ministry Director and if you have any questions you may call her at 446-0371. Leave a message if she is out of the office and she will return your call.

Our children will participate again this year in Trunk and Treat which will be held at Forrest Park Pavilion Halloween night.

Next week there will be a detailed description of this special night. Just watch this newspaper and have your child pick up a letter from the children's ministry director.

If you are not attending church somewhere we warmly and cordially invite you to attend our church. Sunday School is at 9 a.m. and Worship service is 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Wednesday is prayer meeting at 7 p.m. and Children's Service is at 7 p.m. in our church annex. We have a baby nursery and also Wee Worship for toddlers. Casual dress is appropriate and we look forward to having you join us.

Have a great week and God bless.

Carbon United Methodist Church

By Mary Egloff

What a glorious fall!

With all the things that we carry around to worry about, let's hand those worries over to God and count all the blessings He has bestowed upon us instead. We all have worries, but if we sit down and list all those blessings, I bet they would far outnumber those worries. Try it!

Last Sunday, the church recognized some of the blessings God has given us during the past year by dedicating our new organ and our new handicap ramp the enriching of our Christian experiences and the enhancement of our worship and our service to God. We thank Him for these new things.

Mary Jo Archer will fill the pulpit Sunday while Rev. Rick Pressel is on vacation. We are looking forward to having her with us. We first met her as a member of the gospel group, "Souled Out", which performed for us at the Church In The Park.

The annual Gideon Banquet will be held on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. at Center Point.

The Annual Charge Conference will be at Harmony UM Church on Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. Until two years ago, the District Superintendent visited each church individually and discussed the past year's progress and talked about the coming year. For the last two years, a number of churches have met together, worshiped together, and gone over past problems and future plans together. By having all their yearly forms completed and sent in two weeks ahead of time, they are free to enjoy this group meeting.

Travis Sims' "Gospel Illusions Show" will be at Carbon on Oct. 19.

Please mark this on your calendar so you and your family can attend this great event.

Not only is Travis a great "magician", but he delivers a strong spiritual message along with his illusions, comedy, and rollicking fun. His show is one that appeals to all ages -- children and adults alike. The show is free to all, thanks to the young people's Kids Karnival last month.

The doors of the Carbon United Methodist Church are open to all. You will be warmly welcomed. Come see! Sunday School is at 9 a.m. and Worship starts at 10 a.m.


Submitted by

Union UMC

On this beautiful Sunday morning Pastor Dennis will bring us a message from the text of Luke 17: 1-10. When the disciples came to Jesus, having failed in performing miracles, they asked for more faith. But Jesus affirmed their faith and the faith they had was sufficient for any miracle they needed, including uprooting a tree and planting it in the sea. We, too, have sufficient faith for any miracle God wants to perform in our ministries. All we need to do is learn how to use it…and then use it. Our worship service includes, this Sunday, baptism and reception of three new members and we will participate in World Communion Sunday by celebrating and consuming Holy Communion.

October is a busy month with many activities of interest to plan ahead for.

Homecoming Sunday, will be held Oct. 14 with a carry-in basket lunch. Quilt and Craft Auction, this event has lots of homemade goodies and crafts, Friday, Oct. 19, at the Jackson Twp Community Center beginning at 7 p.m. Faith Promise Sunday will take place on Oct. 28 with a congregational celebration meal following the service and our Revival will begin Sunday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m.

Many churches and groups are participating in this years Operation Christmas Child missionary project.

If you wish to obtain additional information in getting involved with donating gift filled shoeboxes please contact Sara at 986-3513. We invite you to join us for Sunday school starting at 9:30 with praise and worship following at 10:30.

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

First Baptist Church

There was excitement all over the church Sunday night. Kids everywhere.

Sunday was the start of the Awana program. There were kids 2-years-old to high school plus a lot of adults. We had a great time.

Kids were learning scripture and songs. Also played games and had pizza.

Awana is a program designed to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. There are four age groups in Awana: Puggles: 2-3-year-olds; Cubbies:pre k, Sparks: K-second grades, and TnT: third - fifth grades. Awana meets every Sunday night from 5:30-7 p.m.

Kids in Blaze (middle school and high school kids) youth group meet every Sunday night from 6-7 p.m.

Adults have Bible Study on Sunday nights from 6-7 p.m. There is something for everyone on Sunday nights.

This Sat. there is a church hay ride at the Plunkett's at 4 p.m.

ABWM meets at the church at noon on Thursday, Oct. 11.

Church Directory Pictures are Monday, Oct. 22 from 3-9:30 p.m. at the church.

There will be special music on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 6 p.m.

Come worship with us on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday evening Bible study is at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come worship with us.

"for, everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." Romans 10:13


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Bee Ridge Church

Hi! October is here which tell us that there is less than three months till Christmas. That's probably not what you wanted to hear, was it?

However, something you need to hear is this. Due to circumstances beyond our control, Bee Ridge Church will NOT be sponsoring the Christian Bands during the Popcorn Festival this year.

This past Sunday, we had our Fifth Sunday Singspiration. We were blessed to have the newly-formed ladies trio from the Nazarene Church, His Voice, perform for us. We would like to extend a special thank you to them for a job well done. We hope they come back and visit us again.

Have you ever done something wrong and said "The devil made me do it?" Do you realize that Christ has given us the authority to bind satan.

There are three things that we must have and use: (1.) The Name Of Jesus. We cannot do anything without the name of our Lord. Just think what power the church would have if they would take God at His word and appropriated the power of the Holy Spirit. (2.) The Blood Of Jesus. If you have never been saved or need to renew your relationship with Jesus, then don't try to do battle with satan. He will defeat you every time. The only way we can overcome satan on a daily basis is through the blood of Jesus. (3.) USE GOD'S WORD. How are we going to use God's word properly? If we don't know it, remember, faith comes by hearing and reading the word of God. So study God's word so you will know how to use it to bind satan when he attracts you.

If you really want to hear and learn more about our wonderful God, visit us at Bee Ridge Church, located 1.4 miles north of Northview High School.

Pastor Jeff speaks directly from the Bible and explains it thoroughly. We still have Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and Kidz Church downstairs while adult church is being held upstairs at 10:30 a.m. Brenda and Speck West are doing a wonderful job teaching the children.

Come and learn with us. God bless you all.


Submitted by Eastside Christian Church

Hello again from Eastside Christian Church.

What a beautiful Sunday we had. Our little ones were with us, and Pastor Bill had a sermon for them.

Well, tomorrow is our Friend Day/Anniversary Sunday. If you are not attending church somewhere else,please come be with us.

There will be special music from 9:30-10:15 a.m. and also during our 10:30 a.m. worship service.

We will not have our regular Sunday School classes, so everyone can enjoy the concert.

A meal will be served immediately following the worship service. The food is always good, so come and enjoy the music and food.

The Lord wants us to fellowship, and this would be a good chance to do God's will. I know we would love to fellowship with you.

Our church is located directly behind Hardee's on Church St.

We are a friendly Bible believing non-denominational church, and we would love to share the gospel with you. Please come. Until next time, God bless you.


Submitted by

New Hope Fellowship

Weakness is described in the dictionary as failures, limitations and sin. We need to be aware of where our faith is strong and where it is weak. We are all weak in some areas and strong in others.

Our faith is strong if we can survive contact with sinners without falling into their patterns. In areas of strength, we should not fear being defiled by the world; rather we should go and serve God.

Weaknesses should be given special attention. Three ways we can have victory over weakness is, (1.) seek the power of the Holy Spirit and God's Word. (2.) stay away from tempting situations and (3.) seek the help of the body of Christ which is the church. Most of all ask the church to pray for you.

I John 3:9 "Those who have been born into God's family do not sin, because God's life is in them. So they can't keep on sinning, because they have been born of God.

Come and join us in our worship service. We are a small congregation just starting out.

We are located one block north of U.S. 40 on State Rd. 59 in the building that S.O.S. (Service on Street) has graciously allowed us to use. Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m. and church services are at 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening services are at 6 p.m. with Wednesday evening Bible Study at 7 p.m.

A Small Church With A Big Vision


Submitted by

Judith Hoover

The Rock Church of the Wabash Valley invites you to a Ladies' Retreat and Refreshing on Nov. 2-3. Our featured speaker will be Ann Blackburn, an anointed Bible teacher, conference speaker, and author form Athens, Tenn. This dynamic woman of God is truly in touch with the needs of women everywhere, always drawing her listeners nearer to the presence of the Lord.

We will be meeting on Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday events include a breakfast at 9 a.m., a morning session at 10 a.m., a light lunch at noon and an afternoon session at 1 p.m.

There will be inspiring special music, and a nursery will be provided for all the meetings.

For more information, or to register for the retreat, call Pastor Sherry Whitaker at (812) 241-2919 or (812) 872-2136.

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.

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


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Carbon Baptist Church

We have a high school student bible study on Wednesday evening at 7:15 p.m. at Karen and Bill Osborn's home. For more information, call the youth pastor at (812) 442-7729.

A lot is going on in October. Pastor Chris and his wife Michelle are having a "weiner roast" on Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. for the youth at their home.

Pastor Chris will be having his Sunday worship in the sanctuary Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. for the youth although everyone is welcome to attend.

"Bible in Concert", Oct. 25-27 will be at the Wabash Park Campground in Clay City at 7 p.m. nightly, doors open at 6 p.m. There is no cost. For more information, call (812) 230-1317.

Our church will also be participating in the Trunk or Treat at Forest Park on Oct. 31. More information to come.

Please come and join us at 8:30 a.m. or our second service at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings.

Thank you and God Bless.

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