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CHURCH NEWS

Friday, January 11, 2008

BEE RIDGE CHURCH

Hi Everyone! How are you feeling today? Hope you're not sitting around feeling sorry for yourself. After all, you made it through the holidays which seems to be the busiest time of the year for most of us.

That's in the past. Now we need to think about the future. Think positive not negative. Take action. Move. Do something.

Even though January is often a dreary month with gray skies, snow, extremely cold and not much sunshine, we don't need to let that control our emotions and feelings. We can make our own sunshine.

How can we do that? It's really very simple. First, examine why you feel the way you do. Is it the weather, lack of light, your financial status or your spiritual life?

If you are "shut in" due to the weather, take advantage of it by cleaning out closets and drawers, doing your spring cleaning early or whatever will keep you busy enough to keep your mind off the weather.

If it's the lack of light, purchase brighter light bulbs, turn on lights and music to shut out a dreary day. Or better yet, get out of the house and go to a mall or anywhere else there is a lot of light.

Maybe it's the way you feel spiritually. If so, pray to God and ask Him to reveal the truth to you. Open yourself to His place for the coming year. Let the Son shine in.

Pastor Jeff and the congregation at Bee Ridge Church can help you if you give us the chance. We are the little church at the top of the hill. We love our God and we want to share that love with you. Come visit us and see for yourself.

Sunday School for both adults and youth starts at 9:30 a.m. Church starts at 10:30 a.m. Bee Ridge Church is located at 10100 N. Kennedy's Crossing Rd.

God be with you till we meet again.

EASTSIDE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

Hello again from Eastside Christian Church.

A group of people came in on Saturday and took down the greens. Thanks to all who participated. Coffee and donuts were provided to those who helped. The donuts came from Casey's.

What a beautiful Sunday we had. It was good to see some familiar faces with us. Pastor's message was the "Lord-Ship of Christ."

We need to live as though Christ will come anytime. And we need to always be encouraging others.?

Brian and Kathy Fagg were with us representing the Campus Crusade for Christ in East Asia. It is so wonderful to hear of people in other countries becoming Christians under such conditions. But it does make us think of people in our own country, where we have freedom of religion, who have not come to Christ. We must work harder. ?

If you are interested in learning more about the book of Revelations, please come to our Sunday evening service, where Pastor Brock is presenting sermons on this book. ?Our Sunday School for all ages is at 9:30 a.m., and our worship service is at 10:30 a.m. We do offer a children's worship for ages 3-7 during the 10:30 a.m. service, where they learn about God and Jesus on their level. Our Sunday evening service is at 6 p.m., and we do offer a Bible study and prayer service Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m.

We are a very friendly church. Please come be with us, if you do not attend anywhere else.

?I would like us to keep Paul and Ann Atkinson in our prayers. If you need prayer, please feel free to let us know. Until next time, have a great week and be in church somewhere tomorrow.

New Hope Fellowship

As we reflect back on 2007 and on our lives, can we not see where God has been in control and involved in every area of our life.

We may not understand the purpose of our trials, but remember that God does nothing without a divine purpose motivated by His matchless unconditional love.

Roman 8:28 "And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose."

We are now in the year of 2008. In making my New Year's resolution I pray that I will never forget His presence in my life, that He is the source of all things, and that I am to trust Him in everything. When I do that, I know I will have the peace in my heart that I need to get through hardships and trials.

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. Wednesday evening services are at 7 p.m.

We are located one block north of US 40 on State Road 59, in the building S.O.S. (Service on the Street) has graciously allowed us to use.

Pastor John and the congregation extends a warm welcome to all. Please come and join us in our worship service, for more information call (812) 877-9018.

Carbon United Methodist Church

Well, it's time to move on in to the New Year. Several of us met last Tuesday and stowed the Christmas decorations away for another year. It is always rather sad to do so, but 2008 is churning on ahead.

This Sunday, there will be a Planning Session for the year 2008 immediately after church. Everyone is asked to plan to stay and give your input into our plans for the coming year.

After the meeting, there will be a lunch of sandwiches, salads, and desserts. We are hoping for a good number of folks to help us. Come, stay for the meeting, and enjoy the lunch.

The Believers Women's Group will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. This will be their planning meeting for the year, also.

The Administrative Board will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 21.

We have received a flier announcing the 2008 Terre Haute District Winter Event titled "The Jesus Zone" at Mt. Pleasant UMC from 2-7:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 27.

Have you made your New Year's Resolutions yet? Have you broken them yet? Make one of them a resolve to get closer to God this year, to listen to Him, to follow Him, to do His will. He is already close to you...even if you don't know it.

Remember, the church is for you. Sunday School is at 9 a.m. and Worship Service is at 10 a.m.

We hope to see you Sunday.

BRAZIL BIBLE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH

The beginning of a new year usually initiates new ideas, plans and goals. At BBFC our desire remains the same yet we look for ways to help us develop it further and to encourage each other along the way. Our desire and purpose is to two-fold:

1) proclaim hope for sinners through the good news of the gospel, that sinners can be reconciled to God by confessing their sin and trusting in the death of Christ as their payment by faith alone.

2) To help the believer grow in their knowledge of the Word through the study of the Scriptures.

This past Sunday we began encouraging our people to memorize Scripture. Each Sunday of the month we will recite together a section of Scripture as part of our worship service. Each family and individual is being challenged to personally memorize it. Our selection for this month is Psalm 34:1-4.

This past Sunday's message revolved around our Scripture memory. Pastor Gordon showed us from the Psalm that praising God should be characteristic of a Christian. The message was broken down the following way: Verses 1-3: Praise is to be a continual practice. Verses 4-7 The reasons for praise are because God delivers from fear, rescues from danger and promises to protect His own. The big challenge came from verses 8-14. Do you wonder if God is good? Then take the challenge and taste and see. But you won't see the goodness of God if you don't have a right attitude. The attitude is fear or majestic awe and reverence towards Him.

The last point came from verses 19-22. God doesn't promise to relieve us of adversity but they He will protect us in it. What a great truth we all needed to be shown and reminded.

We are developing our plans for our Youth SNAC's. It stands for Sunday Night After Church. Our teens do something special after the evening service. Stay tune for the upcoming dates and details. There is also a ladies day-time Bible study that is held every other Friday at 12:30 p.m.

We offer Sunday School for all ages at 10 a.m. each Sunday. Our worship service is at 11 a.m. and our Evening service at 6:30 p.m. If you would enjoy a mid-week study you are invited to our study on Wednesdays at 6:30.

Pastoral counseling is available by contacting the church. If you would like to know more about the church or if you have a question you would like to ask contact Pastor Gordon at pastor@brazilbible.org or by calling 442-5008.

OTTER CREEK CHRISTIAN CHURCH

Greetings from your friends at Otter Creek Christian Church. As we progress through this year, let us look for new opportunities to witness for the Lord. We waste so many of these precious times that we will never be able to get back.

The verse that I would like to share with you today is from Galations 5:22-23. "But the fruit of the Spirit is love joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance, against such there is no law." These are the qualities of God that our lives should portray each and every day.

Sometimes we can talk until we are blue in the face, but our actions speak louder than words. So let us live our lives so that we show others the fruit of the Spirit really can be active in this hectic world that we live in.

Things are really happening at Otter Creek. We now have a chair lift that enables those people with walking problems to be able to get down into the basement to enjoy the activities that we have down there.

We are busy planning things for our youth for the coming months. On Jan. 27, we are going to have a special service at 6 p.m. There will be special music among other events for the night. Please mark the date on your calendar and plan to be with us.

Our service times are Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and Worship at 10:40 a.m. and Sunday evening 6 p.m. We also have Bible study on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. The church is located at 6299 N. Crow St., Brazil. The church phone number is (812) 446-5300, and Pastor Stephen Brattain's is (812) 446-4007.

Come and worship with us and experience that small church feeling with a big Heart for God. If you do not have a church home, please consider Otter Creek Christian Church as your House of Worship.

FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE

Greetings from the folks at the Nazarene Church.

After a wonderful Christmas season we are beginning a new year with lots of plans and activities for our church.

Today, Saturday, our church is hosting the District Teen Quiz. Our teens are going to sell snacks and lunch to benefit their NYI Fund.

This is a wonderful opportunity for our teens to fellowship with others from different churches. The teen leader is Haley Bechtel.

Jan. 30 at 11 a.m., all adults over 50 are invited to the first Adult Fellowship.

There will be a pitch-in-soup and sandwich meal followed by a time of devotions and challenge led by our Pastor, Gary Bechtel. Any questions contact Pastor at 446-0371.

Friday, Jan. 18, there will be an Emmaus Gathering. Refreshments and Fellowship start at 6:30 p.m. Praise and Worship will begin at 7 p.m. Anyone that has taken their walk is welcome to help with this fellowship and also attend the gathering. If you have any questions, call Wanda Raybould at 448-1817.

Congratulations to Brian and Jamie Paul on the arrival of a baby boy born Thursday, Jan. 10. He weighed 8 pounds and 13 ounces. He has been named Jonah Michael and he joins two sisters and a brother.

Also congratulations to Sandy and Dennis Brickert. Their new granddaughter, Avah Johnson, was born on Christmas day. What a great Christmas gift!

Caravan children's ministry is still going strong on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. All children in the community are invited to attend this service. We provide bus and van service and if your child needs a ride, please contact our church at 446-0371 before 6pm on Wednesday.

If no one is available to take your call, please leave your name and phone number on our answering machine and someone will contact your right away. You must call before 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

If you have any questions regarding our children's services please call Erin Hood, Children's Ministry Director at 446-0371.

Besides our Sunday morning worship service at 10 a.m. we also offer L.I.F.E. Classes at 9 a.m., Children's Quizzing at 5:30 p.m. and Evening Praise at 6 p.m. Tuesday-Ladies Prayer Group at 10 a.m. Wednesday-Bible Study, Dare to Care, NYI, and Caravan all at 7 p.m. Saturday-Men's Prayer Meeting 7:30 a.m.

We extend a warm invitation to attend any or all of our services if you are not attending church elsewhere. Casual dress is appropriate.

Have a blessed week and Praise the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens, Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness. Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with harp and lyre, praise him with tambourine and dancing, praise him with strings and flute, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals, Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.

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 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.

The Lady Knights will be sponsoring an Indoor Yard Sale. It will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, at the Kennedy Crossing Bingo Hall from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Food will be for sale by the Lady Knights. Donations are being accepted for the Lady Knights' table. Vendors may rent tables for $10 each. The Lady Knights reserve the right to refuse any vendor and any offensive items. For more information or to rent a table, please contact Martha at 443-7552.

Come one come all. The Knights of Columbus needs your help. Its chili cook off time and we need a few good taste buds. On Jan. 19, 2008, at 7:30 p.m., after mass we need you to decide who has the best chili. No cover charge, your kind donations decides the winner. And you get a good warm up in the process. See you there.

You won't get a chance to taste the best chili this time because I can't be there, but I have been assured that we have some good chili cooks and each one is going to be going all out to try to be the cook off champ.

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 will be announcing special weeks this Sunday. Last week we played Lucky Letter BINGO. If a player got a bingo on the Lucky Letter they received $100.

We also had someone hit the large jackpot on 53 numbers so they walked out of there $1000 richer. Our first half jar ball is $875 and has not been hit for a long, long time. It is due and you might as well be the one that wins it, so come on out and play.

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.

Best Years Club

The January meeting of Best Years Club will be Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 11 a.m.

This is a monthly gathering of senior adults and retired people who 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.

Bring a friend and come to the foyer of the main auditorium at First Christian Church on U.S. 40 West, Brazil.

The program for this meeting will give all a chance to meet the newest staff member at FCC, Ryan Freeman. Ryan recently came to FCC as the Worship Minister.

We will learn what this position includes and how Ryan has been prepared to serve the Lord through worship.

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.



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