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 continue 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.
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.
December 1st will be our next cleaning day. We could use some extra hands because we are not only going to clean the church but the storage building as well. Don't forget to put Dec. 2 at 8 a.m., on your calendar as 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., Brazil. The movie is "The Nativity Story". The event is open to all deanery churches and anyone in the Brazil area that might wish to attend. If you want to learn more about the movie go to www.thenativitystory.com.
The Lady Knights are hosting a trip to Our Lady of Snows on Dec. 8. Our Lady of Snows is located near St. Louis, Mo.
December 15th we will be having our 4th 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.
This week at bingo we are having a Double prize bingo on Nov. 25. The caller will designate B or I or N or G or O as the doubling ball and if a bingo is called on the doubling ball the winner will receive double the normal prize. Winner-take-all, jar ball, Large and Small Jackpot games are not included. December 2nd will be Buddy Night and Dec. 9th, we will have a $1000 guaranteed coverall jackpot give-a-way. We are going to go back to our old format for bingo; enough people said that they didn't like the changes, so we are going to go back. The only change will be the addition of the second set of speed games at 6 p.m., early bird bingo starts at 6:30 and regular bingo starts at 7.
Our bingo hall is located at 8990 N. Kennedy Crossing Rd. across from the Northview High School baseball field. We are handicapped accessible and we have a lighted parking lot.
BEE RIDGE CHURCH
Submitted by Bee Ridge Church
Hello everyone. What a blessed Thanksgiving we had! How about you? Are you trying to recuperate from eating too much at your Thanksgiving feast? Just remember. Thanksgiving is not about all the food we have. It's just one of the many blessings we can thank God for. That's what Thanksgiving Day represents...thankfulness. So, every time you stuff your tummies, remember to thank God for everything you have. Where would we be without Him?
If you don't have a church or you are wanting to change churches, please come visit us. We are the friendly church with a big heart and lots of love for our God. We have Kidz Church in the basement while regular services are going on upstairs. Handicap facilities are available upstairs and we have a ramp for wheelchairs in addition of the outside stairs. Pastor Jeff and the congregation invite you to visit us. We are located on North Kennedy's Crossing Rd. at the top of the hill. Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m., followed by church services at 10:30 a.m. We hope to see you Sunday. Feel free to bring guests. Peace be with you.
Carbon United Methodist Church
By Mary Egloff
We hope that everyone had a warm (people warm...not weather warm) and peaceful Thanksgiving this year. We all need it, I think. Whether you feel warm and peaceful or not, stop long enough to count your blessings and you will find that you can really be thankful this Thanksgiving season!
The Administrative Board met Monday evening. Linda Grove will present a Christmas Concert on the organ on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 10 a.m., our normal worship time. Preceding the organ concert, there will be a full breakfast with eggs, sausage, doughnuts, fruit, etc. Pete Taylor reported he had inquired about three new, lighted exit signs, three new fire extinguishers, and two new emergency lighting fixtures. The board voted to have him go ahead and get them. Our yearly planning session for 2008 will be held on Jan. 13 immediately following the Worship Service. Lunch of sandwiches, salads, and desserts will be at 11:30 a.m.
The Town & Country United Methodist Men will meet at our Carbon United Methodist Church this coming Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 6:30 p.m. The women of the church will be serving dinner for them.
Several important things will be coming up in December. The Advent Season will begin on Sunday, Dec. 2. The Christmas Concert will be on Sunday, Dec. 16.
The Believers will be preparing cheer plates on Tuesday, Dec. 18. Christmas Treats will be given out on Sunday, Dec. 23. Also, Communion will be served on that date during the Worship Service.
Santa and all the Christmas trappings have appeared before Thanksgiving this year. Santa's Christmas is fun, but let's remember the real reason we celebrate Christmas and keep our minds and hearts on Christ and what He means to us.
EASTSIDE CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Submitted by Eastside Christian Church
By the time you read this, Thanksgiving will be over and the Christmas season will be in full swing. We pray you had a good Thanksgiving and counted all of your blessings. We are a blessed country and should count our blessings everyday. In retrospect of the recent tragedies in our community, we want to pray for all of those involved. Remember God is always there even when things go badly. You can always reach out to Him for support.
We have many events coming up. We hope you will attend all of them, or at least some of them. The Hanging of the Greens will be at 10 a.m. on Dec. 1. Some are meeting at Hardee's beforehand for coffee and/or breakfast. The evening of Dec. 2, Mary Price and Friends will be with us at 6 p.m. On Dec. 9, the Homemakers Chorus will be in concert, and the evening of Dec. 16, the Jack Bozwell Gospel Band will be with us. We are sure you will find all of these special music presentations enjoyable. On Dec. 23, at 6 p.m., we will have our Christmas Candlelight service. This is always an inspirational service and reminds us of the reason for the season.
If you are not attending church anywhere else, please come be with us. We are a non-demonational Bible believing church with the goal of living Christ-like in all things. Our services are very casual, and we would love to welcome you. Our Sunday School for all ages is at 9:30, and our worship service is at 10:30. We do offer a childrens' worship for ages 3-7 during the 10:30 service, where they learn about God on their level. The last Sunday of each month they are with us in our 10:30 service, where Pastor Bill presents a childrens' message for them.
If you need prayer, please feel free to call our church, and we will be glad to pray for you. The number is 448-1500. Until next time, have a great week and God bless you.
FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
Submitted by Pat Heffner
Greetings from the folks at the First Church of the Nazarene, Brazil.
Membership Sunday was this past Sunday and we took in eight new members and one transfer member. All of the new members completed membership classes required by our church. This was a happy Sunday for all of us and we warmly welcome each new member in to our church fellowship.
This Sunday we will welcome Dr. Mark and Nancy Pitts to our church for Deputation Service. Mark and Nancy have accepted the call to Africa Nazarene University as Assistant to the Vice Chancellor. All of us are looking forward to this service.
Our children's Christmas program will be Sunday, Dec. 2, at 10 a.m. Any questions contact Erin Hood or Haley Bechtel at 446-0371.
A reminder to our friends in the community to mark your calendars to attend our annual Christmas Candle Light Christmas Eve service at 10:30 p.m. More details later.
Did you see our children in the Christmas in the Park Parade? They were singing Christmas carols as their way of praising our Lord.
We would like to wish Lula Harris and Glenna Ogborn "get well wishes" as both of them have been in the hospital this past week. Both of these wonderful ladies have been long time members of our church. Our prayers and love go out to each one.
A reminder to all to please bring non-perishable food items and place in the Food Barrel for help those in a time of need.
If you do not attend church somewhere please accept our warm invitation to join us. Sunday worship is at 10:00am and 6 p.m., Life classes at 9 a.m., Wednesday service at 7 p.m., Caravan at 7 p.m. If your child needs a ride to Caravan on Wednesday or Sunday School, please call our church at 446-0371. If no one is available to take your call, please leave your name and phone number on the answering machine and someone will return your call.
If you chose to join us for service we sincerely hope you feel the warmth of God's spirit and be encouraged and strengthened as we worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, together.
God bless and have a great week.
UNION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Submitted by Union United Methodist Church
This Sunday Pastor Dennis will bring a message from the scripture in Luke 1: 68-79. Commonly referred to as "The Benedictus," or the blessing. At the closing of this blessing, that Zechariah gives to his son, John (the Baptist), Zechariah concludes with these words, "By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of…PEACE."
This is the thesis of Sunday's sermon, during which time we will examine the fourteen instances of PEACE made in the book of Luke. This sermon is preparatory for the Advent Season that begins next Sunday, Dec. 2.
Another successful year collecting gift filled shoeboxes has blessed us. Clay County churches, groups and individuals collect 1,002 boxes. Thank you to everyone who donated gifts and volunteered to help.
Events to look forward to in the following weeks; Wednesday, Dec. 12, Christmas Party in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30 p.m., and Jan. 13, 6-8 p.m., we will begin conducting Dave Ramsey's "Financial Peace Program." This program will run for 13 weeks. Advance registration required to ensure ample supply of materials. The United Methodist Women are collecting items for S.O.S. Christmas stockings for more details please see a UMW member.
We invited you to join us this Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. followed by church services at 10:30 a.m. Nursery is provided.