Eastside Christian Churchâ€¨
Submitted by Eastside Christian Church
The Covered Bridge Festival has come and gone again for another year. Our attendance was really down, but our spirits were high. And our song leader and organist did great jobs leading us in songs. We do appreciate them very much.
Do you ever think about why you go to church? Is it for you? I'll admit that the week always goes better when you have attended church, but we should be going to church for God, not ourselves. God made us to be His family, and He wants us to be with Him at all times.
God has chosen everyone, but we have to make the decision to be in His family. God does not force anyone to accept Him. Have you made your choice? Do you want to be with God or Satan?â€¨
Pastor Bill is continuing with his Sunday morning messages from I Peter, MAKING YOUR WAY IN A WHATEVER WORLD. Tomorrow's topic will be A REASON TO DEEPEN.â€¨ With what happened recently in our community and the elections getting closer, we need to pray for our local officials, our national leaders and our military.
If you have any special prayer requests, please feel free to call the church at 448-1500.â€¨
Congratulations go out to George and Phyllis Scherb and Jeremy and Amy Heading, who have recently celebrated wedding anniversaries.
One of our missions, The House of Hope, is having a banquet on Nov. 3, at 6 p.m. at First Christian Church. The cost is $12 a person, under 10 free. The residents who will be graduating will be giving their testimonies. All are invited, but reservations must be made. If you are interested in going, please call 442-0232 for more info. â€¨
Our next church board meeting will be this next Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m.â€¨ If you are not attending church somewhere else, please come be with us. We would love to see you, and God would love to have you in His house. Our Sunday School for all ages is at 9:30 a.m., with our worship service at 10:30 a.m.
We do offer a children's' worship for ages 3-7 in conjunction with our 10:30 service, where they learn about God on their level. We are located directly behind Hardee's on Church St.. Until next time, God bless you, and have a good week.
Annunciation Catholic Church
Submitted by Annunciation Catholic Church
Father Dom Chukwudi (firstname.lastname@example.org)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.
Work on the roof should begin within the next two weeks. I don't have the exact start date, but we should soon see a large dumpster behind the church, so parking will be reduced for a while behind the church. While the work is being done both entrances will be open for weekend masses. We will continue to have weekday masses during the roofing, but one of the entrances may be roped off, so please be careful.
Also, remember that parking behind the church will be limited during this project and that we discourage parking on the south side of Church Street during school hours due the need for the parents to pick up the children. Parking is available in our parking lot across from the church and on the north side of Church Street.
We have started working in the basement of the Parish Center creating some new office space. Please pardon the dust and clutter during this construction.
We now have a better view of Mary and Joseph thanks to an anonymous donor who paid to have the top section restored.
On Sunday, Oct. 28 we will be having Halloween Activities for the children. 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.
We will be hosting a fish fry at the bingo hall on Nov. 9, from 4-8 pm. The Lady Knights will be providing all of the side dishes and desserts and the Knights of Columbus Councils 541 and 4377 will be frying the fish. The cost will be $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. Everyone in the surrounding area is invited to join us.
Another community event coming up is the Deanery Night at the Movies on Dec. 5, at the Walnut Theatre. This is located at 24 S. Walnut St., Brazil.
The Lady Knights are hosting another trip. This time we will be going to Our Lady of Snows on Dec. 8. Our Lady of Snows is located near St. Louis, MO.
Dec. 15, we will be having our fourth annual Taste of Christmas followed by a Pancake Breakfast on Dec. 16. Please watch here and in the bulletin for further information on all upcoming events.
We are having a costume contest this week during bingo. Charles Hear will be doing the calling this week.
We will be giving away two Colts Jackets on a pull tab games as well as entering more lucky people into the raffle for the 42-inch television. We also are doing a buddy night. We will be giving out a free buddy pack to pairs of individuals.
Our bingo hall is located 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 and regular bingo starts at 7p.m. We are handicapped accessible and we have a lighted parking lot.
NEW HOPE FELLOWSHIP
Submitted by New Hope Fellowship
So many times we look at our youth today and say, "there are out of control, and I know we were not as bad as that when we were younger".
How wrong can that statement be. We have a lot of good youth today that are doing good things. If we look at the parents, the morals, and even the leaders of our country, are they good role models? What are they being taught?
Youth is a good time to begin and develop a relationship with God. A life without God can produce bitter, lonely and hopeless old age. Are we taking them to church? Are we praying with them? Being young is exciting. But the excitement of youth can become a barrier to closeness with God if it makes young people focus on passing pleasures instead of eternal values.
Make your strength available to God when it is still yours - during your youthful years. Don't waste it on evil or meaningless activities that become bad habits and make you callous. Seek God now!
Ecclesiastes 12:1 Don't let the excitement of youth cause you to forget your Creator. Honor Him in your youth before you grow old and no longer enjoy living.
Children grow in height and wisdom. Parents be patient with your children. Train your children to honor God and families pray together. The reward will be great.
Our Sunday School stars 9:30 a.m. and church services start at 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening church services are at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening services are at 7 p.m.
We are located one block off US 40 on SR 59 N where S.O.S. (Service on Street) has graciously allowed us to use. Pastor Montgomery and the congregation extends a warm welcome to all.
A SMALL CHURCH WITH A BIG VISION.
Big Walnut Baptist Church
Submitted by Big Walnut Baptist Church
On Sunday, Oct. 28, the Big Walnut Baptist Church in Reelsville will be celebrating the dedication of the newly remodeled sanctuary. The 10:30 a.m. worship service will include entertainment by Karl Hinkle and will conclude with a hog roast following the service.
CENTERPOINT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Submitted by Center Point United Methodist Church
The food pantry will be open from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31. For more information, call 835-2172.
VICTORY Baptist Church
Victory Baptist Church
The West Central Association will be hosting an exciting Missions Conference at local area churches the week of Nov 4-7. The Kick off meeting will be at Rockville First Baptist Church on US Hwy 36 south of Rockville at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 3, 2007.
There will be food from around the world with music and drama. Everyone in attendance will get to meet international missionaries from the Southern Baptist Convention.
On Sunday, Nov. 4, Victory Baptist Church will start their "On Mission Celebration" with guest speakers at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. services. Nov. 5-7 services will be held at 7 p.m. with different missionaries each night. We invite all area churches to come and hear what these people have to teach us about sharing God's love around the world.
Victory Baptist Church is located at 133 S. Washington St., Clinton. We are located directly across Hwy 63 from South Vermillion High School in Fairview Park. For more information contact the church office at (765)832-1973.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
First Baptist Church
Welcome to our church. Our worship service is at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Bible study is on Sunday night at 6 p.m. and Wednesday night at 7 p.m. All our welcomed to come worship with us.
This Sunday is friends day. We will have Sunday school fellowship from 8:45-9:30 a.m. We will have a special service for our guest. We will also have special music, extreme faith, this Sunday night at 6 p.m. Extreme Faith is a praise and worship band. Everyone welcome to come here some great music.
Walk-a-thon this Sunday at 1 p.m. at forest park for all middle school and high school kids. blaze is raising money for the mission offering. blaze meets every Sunday night at 6 p.m. Nov. 2-4 is the high school convention in Terre haute. all kids in middle school and high school are welcomed.
AWANA will meet this Sunday night from 5:30-6 p.m. all parents and kids can stay for extreme faith till 7 p.m. AWANA regular meetings are every Sunday night from 5:30 pm. all kids from 2-years-old to fifth grades are welcomed.
Choir is gearing up for Christmas. choir meets every Sunday night at 7 p.m.
A free Thanksgiving dinner at the church on Thanksgiving day at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcomed to come enjoy great food and wonderful fellowship.
There are good things happening at First Baptist Church.
But Jesus called the children to him and said, "let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of god belongs to such as these."
WESLEY CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
The Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church will be having a Jonah Fish Fry on Oct. 27, from 4-8 p.m. at the Brazil National Guard Armory. Prices are $7 for adults and $4 for children 4-10, a children under 3 are free.
Peniel United Methodist Church
Submitted by Peniel United Methodist Church
The annual Turkey and Roast Beef Supper and Baazar will be Nov. 3, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. You may have both meats if you so desire.
We will serve noodles and mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, salads and dessert. Drinks are also included.
The price is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-12 and children under 6 eat free.
Brazil First United Methodist Church
Submitted by Tony Alstott
Without a microscope, dust is the smallest particle one can see. The earth is made of dust. God made humans from dust. Eventually we will again become dust. The messages is that humans and the earth are made from the same basic building blocks. Science, with the help of a microscope, has been able to see particles and animals smaller than dust. Germs, viruses and cells have all been discovered. By the 19th Century, atoms were discovered and in the early 20th Century, scientists were able to find protons and neutrons were parts that made atoms. With the advancement of science, the Biblical principle is still the same: the earth and humans are made from the same building blocks.
The Bible also tells us that one day we will exchange the body we have for a body that does not perish or decay. The new body will be ours forever in heaven. The key to receiving this heavenly body is faith in God and devotion to God. Our relationship with God is the most important relationship we have. At Brazil First United Methodist Church, we invite you to come and explore your faith and your devotion to the one who created us from dust.
Join us at Brazil First UMC at 201 N. Meridian St., at 9 a.m., for traditional worship or 11 a.m. for contemporary worship.
Carbon United Methodist Church
By Mary Egloff
Were things happening at the Carbon United Methodist Church last Friday evening! Travis Sims and his "Magic Show" was there. He had the rapt attention of all 75 people (mostly kids) who came to see his show. He not only kept everyone laughing and enjoying his "illusions", but he also presented a very inspiring message of Christian faith and love.
He tells the audience that God does miracles and he just does illusions, that God's miracles are real and his illusions are simply tricks, that God is good, that God loves us all. The children drink in every single word while marveling at his tricks. It is truly inspiring!
Today, weather permitting, a work crew will meet at the church at 8 a.m. for breakfast and then to work at sealing our new ramp before bad weather.
Everyone available is encouraged to come and help; there are a lot of spindles to be painted!
We will be showing a DVD about the Shoebox Ministry this Sunday. Our shoeboxes for this special
"Christmas Child" Operation are due on Nov. 11. Each year millions of shoeboxes are filled with toys and hygiene and school supplies and sent to children all over the world in war-torn or famine-ridden countries. A small New Testament in the child's own language is also placed in the shoebox. This project was begun by Franklin Graham, the son of Billy Graham, and has grown by leaps and bounds since its beginning.
Nov. 11 will be our Thanksgiving Sunday with a special Thanksgiving Service followed by a dinner at noon. We invite everyone who has ties with the Carbon United Methodist Church to come join us and bring someone new to the church with you.
Wouldn't it be great if all those 75 people who came to see the magic show would come to hear God's word on Sunday! Sunday School is at 9 a.m. and Worship is at 10 a.m.
BEE RIDGE CHURCH
Bee Ridge Church
Happy Halloween. This is the week a lot of youngsters have been waiting for. How much do you really know about Halloween? Here's something I found. The word Halloween comes from All Hallows Eve, which was the evening before a religious holiday in medieval England that has become known as "All Saints Day." It was a time set aside by the church to commemorate its saints. Today's celebration of Halloween, however, is more closely related to pagan customs that originated in ancient Europe. The Druids believed that the spirits of the dead returned to their former haunts during the night of Oct. 31. So they lit torches and set out food for these unwelcome visitors. They did this out of fear, thinking they would be harmed if they didn't.
The Bible warns against all dabbling in the occult and preoccupation with witches and ghosts. What then can Christians do? One enterprising pastor asked the church people to come dressed in costumes of Bible heroes and the great saints of church history. In a dramatic way they were calling to mind the suffering of God's grace in the lives of His people. What a wonderful idea! You might think about this when you are deciding on a costume for Halloween.
Then the Sunday after Halloween, we invite you to Bee Ridge Congregational Church to hear Pastor Jeff's sermon. He speaks directly from the Bible in words that we can understand. Our church is located on Kennedy's Crossing Road 1.4 miles north of Northview High School. Sunday School services start at 9:30 and regular church service starts at 10:30. We have Sunday School and Church for the youth, too. Don't take my word for it, come and see for yourself. Peace be with you.