BEE RIDGE CHURCH
Bee Ridge Church
Happy Saturday. We invite you to our Turkey Dinner this evening (Sat. Nov. 10) from 4-7 p.m. We will have all the traditional Thanksgiving foods, plus yummy home-made desserts and drinks. All of this for a Free Will Donation. Carryouts available, too. So bring your appetite and come on out.
Remember, tomorrow is Veteran's Day. A day to celebrate the bravery and sacrifice of all US veterans. They've given so much for us. Isn't it time we do something for them? Here's just a few ideas. If there is a Veteran's Day Parade performed by the color guard representing all military services, we should show our support by attending. Donations are always appreciated. Do tasks for families of troops overseas. There are many more things we can do to show our appreciation.
On closing, we invite you to visit us at Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church. We're the small country church at the top of the hill on the east side of the road. We are a God loving congregation with a big heart and the spirit of God.
Best Years Club at First Christian Church
The November meeting of Best Years Club will be Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2007, at 11 a.m. This is a monthly gathering of senior adults and retired people who usually 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. Please note that this meeting has been moved to the second Wednesday to avoid conflict with Thanksgiving plans. Bring a friend and come to the main auditorium of First Christian Church on U.S. 40 West, Brazil.
The speaker at this program will be Julie Henricks, popular radio and television broadcaster who specializes in weather reporting. Her part of the program will start at 11 a.m. There will be time to ask questions and enjoy fellowship following her speech. 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. Please 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.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
First Baptist Church
The First Baptist Church will be having their 22nd annual traditional Thanksgiving day dinner on Nov. 22 at 1 p.m. You and your family are invited to attend, at no charge. For reservations, call 812-448-8112 and leave a message. Delivery will be available to shut-ins in the Brazil area. The First Baptist Church is located at 413 S. Walnut, Brazil.
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.
The roof repairs have started and parking behind the church is at a premium. Please, only those needing handicapped parking should park behind the church for masses. During the week if you have business in the Parish Center please use the east door. We will try to make sure it is open each day. Parking is available on N. Harrison St.
Work continues on the offices in the basement of the parish center. We are trying to get the secretaries office painted this week.
If you know of anyone who would like to advertise in our bulletin or if you would like to place an advertisement, contact Ray Williams at 1-800-950-9952 ext. 2576 or email him at rwilliams@4LPi.com
We will be having a children/youth mass on Nov. 18. Our Mass of Thanksgiving will be Nov. 22 at 10 a.m.
Don't forget to put Dec. 2 at 8 a.m. on your calendar. That will be the next Devine Mercy Chaplet. If you haven't heard or participated in one you will be pleasantly surprised how spiritual this version of the rosary is.
Our next community event is the Deanery Night at the Movies on Dec. 5 at the Walnut Theatre. This is located at 24 S. Walnut St. in Brazil. The movie is "The Nativity Story".
The event is open to all deanery churches! If you want to learn more about the movie go to www.thenativitystory.com.
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.
On 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.
The raffle for the television continues this week, so you still have time to get an entry. The raffle will take place on Nov. 18. Occasionally I forget to mention the second place prize is a very nice DVD Home Theatre System.
You can see and hear both of these items every Sunday at bingo, although I do mute the sound during the games.
On Nov. 11 and 18 we will be conducting a food drive to help the less fortunate, so each person bringing in non-perishable food items will receive a first half and a second half bonanza card free.
We have more special nights coming up at bingo, this week is no-split night. Our first half jar ball is now $875 (the highest it can be because of gaming laws).
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 p.m. and regular bingo starts at 7 p.m. We are handicapped accessible and we have a lighted parking lot.
UNION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
God's purpose for our lives was the focus in a series of sermons this past week during Revival. Many attended and were touched by the word of God and beautiful music. "Christians In Action" served a delicious chili dinner the first night of Revival with a free will offering to raise money for a mission they are supporting that provides mosquito nets to countries stricken with malaria and other diseases spread by mosquito's.
This week begins the national collection of gift filled shoeboxes for "Operation Christmas Child" Nov. 12-18. Union UMC will once again be the collection center for Clay County. If you need additional information or available drop off times please contact Sara at 986-3513.
This Sunday during worship service at 10:30 a.m. will be a Veteran's Day Celebration.
Thursday, Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m. will be the annual Turkey Dinner/Worship. Please plan to attend this wonderful meal followed by a time of worship and reflection on what we are all thankful for.
Nov. 25 there will be a special service for those desiring to renew their wedding vows.
If you are interested please contact Pastor Dennis as soon as possible.
We invite you to join us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. followed by Worship Service at 10:30 a.m.
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.