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CHURCH NEWS

Friday, January 4, 2008

UNION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Another fresh new year is here . .

Another year to live!

To banish worry, doubt, and fear,

To love and laugh and give! -- William Arthur Ward

Happy New Year and may 2008 be full of many blessings. This Sunday Pastor Dennis will bring a message titled "Epiphany" from the scriptures of Matthew 2:1-12. We invite you to join us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. followed by worship service at 10:30.

Activities to look forward to in the next couple weeks are the following; Children's confirmation will beginning Jan. 13, and Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University will also begin on Jan 13. and a second class begins on Wednesday, Jan. 16. (The public is invited to participate in the 13-week financial planning workshop. The workshop is free, but there is a $100 fee for the cost of workshop materials.) Please contact Pastor Dennis as soon as possible if you are interested in participating in this life changing program.

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.

EASTSIDE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

Happy New Year from Eastside Christian Church.

Last Sunday was quite a day. Testimonies were given by several members. One testimony was given by a lady that has been with our church for 31 years, and another was given by a lady that was recently baptized and told how her life has changed since she made that decision. What a blessing we were given by hearing these.

Pastor Brock's messages for January are about the ships in the Bible. His first one was on stewardship and used Matthew 25:14-30 as his text, the Parable of the Talents. You might read this.

We must remember that God owns everything, we are only His stewards. How well are you managing God's belongings? We should also remember that our children also belong to God. Does your child even know God?

This would make a good resolution for 2008. If you do not know God, come be with us, so we can introduce you to Him. Our goal in 2008 is to be a church that not only talks about care, but shows it. Talk is cheap, but dedication takes a lot of work.

Our theme for 2008 is Imagine The Possibilities. We would love to have you join us at any of our services, noted at the bottom of this page.

Pastor Brock is going to present messages from Revelations at our Sunday evening services. These messages will make us understand what is happening in our world today and what is to come.?

There will be a board meeting Thursday evening, Jan. 3. ?We are having some really frigid weather. If you want to be really warm, come be with us in God's house.

Our Sunday School for all ages is at 9:30, with our worship service at 10:30. We do offer a separate worship for children 3-7 in conjunction with our 10:30 service, where they learn about God on their level.

We also have a Sunday night service at 6 p.m., and a prayer meeting and Bible study on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m. Our church is located directly behind Hardee's on Church St. Until next time, God bless you.

CARBON BAPTIST CHURCH

Hello from Carbon Baptist Church. Happy New Year!

With the new year upon us. we are changing our times for services, first service will be at 9:15 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and second service will be at 10:45 a.m. The times are posted on our Information Board in front of the church. Please join us.

The youth group at our church is growing and growing. Associate/Youth Pastor Chris Lee and his wife Michelle are making a difference to so many youth not only at Carbon Baptist but the whole county. We appreciate them so very much.

Pastor Howard and Katrina and the Hughes family have suffered a loss in there family. Pastor Hughes father died on Sunday Dec. 2. Please keep them all in prayer.

Have a good week and give us a visit, you might want to stay.

BRAZIL BIBLE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH

We had a great time welcoming in the New Year with more than 50 people attending our New Year's Eve celebration at the Jackson Twp. Elementary school. We were reminded that the ending of another year was proof of God's faithfulness and we were encouraged to increase our passion and commitment to serving God faithfully in the upcoming year.

Last Sunday Pastor Gordon taught us from Deuteronomy 6 that our highest priority is to be loving God with all of our heart, soul, and might. Jesus, in answering the rich young ruler, calls it the first or greatest commandment. After identifying what our highest priority is to be, he also drew our attention to the truth as well that to truly love God one must know what God requires of us and then that we must practice them in our everyday life situations. Anyone can say they love God but the proof is in the life. He concluded his message by showing us that God promised to bless the Israelites as they obeyed. God has promised the same to us. As we serve the Lord as we are commanded, God will bless us for our obedience. Pastor also reminded us that unless we have a reconciled relationship with Him, which is only possible by admitting our sinfulness and trust in Christ's sinless sacrifice as our payment for sin, we cannot love God. Salvation first by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone then we can love and obey Him by His strength.

We want to extend an invitation to come and hear Pastor Gordon in person on Sunday. He is usually the adult class teacher at 10 a.m. and then he preaches at 11 a.m. If you would desire a study time, then join us on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. We also have Sunday night service at 6:30 p.m. There is also a ladies day-time Bible study that meets every other Friday at 12:30 p.m.. The next study will be Jan. 11.

Now that the holidays are over, we will be getting back into our routines and scheduling. We will keep you posted for our upcoming youth and study ministries as they are available. Our focus is not on busyness but a commitment to keeping the Bible the central focus in all that we do. If we can be of any help to you by answering a question you may have or if you are desiring gracious, confidential, biblical counseling with something you struggling with, you can call the office at 442-5008 or email Pastor Gordon at pastor@brazil-bible.org.

BEE RIDGE CHURCH

Happy 2008.

This is the time of year for new beginnings. Now take notice. I did not say New Year's resolutions. They are made just to be broken. I'm talking about "new beginnings." Making real changes that could transform your entire life.

For example, would you give 20 minutes a day to lose weight? to get in shape? to engage in a fun activity? to go shopping?

Have I given you something to think about? Good! Now, think about this? Would you dedicate 20 minutes each day to change your entire life? Twenty minutes a day is all it takes the average reader to read four chapters of God's word.

By doing this, you can cover the entire Bible in one year. In addition to this, you can get involved with God even more by attending a Bible-based church.

You can find that at Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church. Come visit us this Sunday. Sunday School for adults starts at 9:30 a.m. At the same time, it is available for children downstairs. Church services start at 10:30 a.m. with our Pastor Jeff giving the sermon. Downstairs at the same time, we have Kidz Church. We, also, have a handicapped accessible restroom upstairs, and a handicapped accessible ramp going in to the church upstairs.

Hope to see you Sunday. Have a blessed New Year.

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.-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.

Ash Wednesday is early this year, it is Feb. 6. Since Ash Wednesday is a day of fasting and abstinence, I wanted to include a little about each here.

Under current canon law in the Western Rite of the Church, a day of fast is one on which Catholics who are 18-60 years old are required to keep a limited fast.

In this country, one may eat a single, normal meal and have two snacks, so long as these snacks do not add up to a second meal. Children are not required to fast, but their parents must ensure they are properly educated in the spiritual practice of fasting.

Those with medical conditions, such as Diabetes, requiring a greater or more regular food intake can easily be dispensed from the requirement of fasting by their pastor.

A day of abstinence is a day on which Catholics fourteen years or older are required to abstain from eating meat (under the current discipline in America, fish, eggs, milk products, and condiments or foods made using animal fat are permitted in the Western Rite of the Church, though not in the Eastern Rites.)

Again, persons with special dietary needs can easily be dispensed by their pastor.

The Lady Knights are hosting a mid-winter yard sale again this year at Kennedy Crossing. The event is Jan. 26, and runs from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Tables can be renter for $10 each.

If you have something you want to get rid of this is an excellent time to do it. Everyone with cabin fever will be wanting to get out and see what they just can't live without. Call 812-443-7552 for more information.

We are now offering gift certificates for Bingo. They are available at the Parish Office and at Bingo on Sunday. These will be available all year long and can make a great birthday gift for that hard to buy for friend or relative.

We had a wonderful crowd last Sunday with almost 90 people playing bingo.

We also got a terrific amount of support from the Parish volunteers. I want to personally thank each and every one of you for your help. This past year saw a bunch of changes in bingo and bingo volunteers. Without the continuing efforts of the volunteers we could not make bingo such a pleasant experience for all of the players.

I also want to mention the volunteers who work in the kitchen. They provide good food and beverages each and every week. We will continue to try to make positive changes throughout this coming year.

Speed games start at 6 p.m. each and every Sunday and our Early Bird games start at 6:30 p.m. Regular bingo starts at 7 p.m.

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.

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

Carbon United Methodist Church

Happy New Year! We hope that this will truly be a blessed year for all of us. Let's turn to Christ for help to make it so. Let's keep hope eternally with us. Let's keep our personal attitudes positive. Let's keep the faith!

The last Worship Service of the old year was truly great. The sermon hit home, we had several visitors, and we had old friends return ... a good finale to the year 2007.

This coming Sunday, we will be planning for our Planning Session, which will be on Jan. 13, right after church. Lunch will be served and will consist of sandwiches, salads, and desserts.

We hope everyone will stay and give some input into planning for 2008 to be the best year yet.

The Believers will meet on Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. They will be planning their calendar for 2008 also.

The Administrative Board will meet at 7 p.m., on Monday, Jan. 21. All members of the board are encouraged to attend.

Begin this New Year with a clear conscience. Come to Sunday School to learn more about what the Bible teaches us about how to be one of God's own. Come to Worship Service to be inspired with God's Holy Word, to become a part of God's family, to strengthen your faith in what God can do for you, to help strengthen the faith of others by your presence and commitment. Sunday School is at 9 a.m. and Worship is at 10 a.m.

CHRISTIAN WOMEN'S CLUB OF TERRE HAUTE

The Christian Women's Club of Terre Haute will hold a "Piecing Your Life Together" luncheon, on Tuesday, Jan 15, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Providence Center, St. Mary of the Woods, St. Mary of the Woods, Ind.

Special feature will be "White Stallion Creations," Edie Wittenmeyer, of Marshall, Ill.

Music will be provided by Maria Bursh, of Terre haute and the guest speaker will be Judy LaMotte, of Carmel.

All are welcome. Cost is $12.50 inclusive. Reservations are necessary by Friday, Jan 11. Cancellation by 4 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 13.

Call Doris (812)446-5637 or Suellen (812)232-2540.

Prayer Connection will be at Goodwill Industries, 2702 S. 3rd St., Terre Haute, on Tuesday, Jan 8, at 10 a.m.

TERRE HAUTE AFTER 5

Terre Haute After 5 cordially invites you and your friends to our January dinner event on the beautiful campus of St. Mary of the Woods at the Providence Center on Tuesday, Jan. 15 from 6:30-8:15 p.m.

The event is "Look what they wore." We will have some fun with friends telling about a special occasion in their lives. Some very familiar faces about town will be wearing special occasion outfits and will tell us all about the event. Do you have a special outfit and memory you'd like to share? Call Wendy Sanders at 812-877-6963 or Mary Sue Jackson at 812-448-2400.

Jody LaMotte, Carmel, will be our speaker for the evening. She will be discussing "Being Real in A Phony World."

Jody is a preschool teacher and also enjoys teaching calligraphy, decorating, entertaining and traveling. Jody has a contagious personality - you will be glad you set aside this evening to meet her and hear her encouraging and inspiring words.

Joan Sivley and Mary Sue Jackson will delight us with their musical talents.

Cost is $13 inclusive. For reservations or cancellations call: Linda at 812-235-3562 and Joan at 812-877-4012, or email cwcafter5@verizon.net

Coming programs will be speaker Jennifer Botkin, on "Jumps for Joy" on Feb. 19. Getting fit program and having fun.

On March 18, Susan Miller will speak on "What if I live to be a 100?" and Charlene Hardesty from Charlotte's Boutique in Linton will have a Spring Fashion Show.

On April 15, Maxine Sieleman from Des Moines, IA will discuss "Today's Woman." Looking back and remembering to look ahead and plan. Live today to the fullest. This radio personality and former professional wedding coordinator will give us great tips on "Entertaining Made Easy."



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