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Church News

Friday, February 1, 2008

Church of Our Lord

The Church of Our Lord, 708 E. Hendrix, Brazil, will be having a free food giveaway for those in need, on Feb. 2 from 1-3 p.m. For more information, call the church at 446-3110.

Rosedale United Methodist Church

Benefit soup supper for Ronnie Guckenberger of Rosedale, who received head injuries when his family was involved in an auto accident. Ronnie has been in Methodist Hospital for over two months.

The event will be Saturday, Feb. 9, from 4-7 p.m. at the Rosedale Firehouse. The menu will consist of Vegetable soup, Chili soup, Hot dogs, Chili dogs, sloppy joe's, desserts and drinks.

Entertainment will be provided by the Banks of The Wabash Chorus from 5-6 pm and a silent auction will be held.

A free will offering will be accepted and donations may be made at any First Financial Bank. This benefit is being sponsored by The Rosedale U.M. Church, New Hope Church, Daily Chapel Church and The Friendly Grove Church.

For more info you may call 1-765-672-7208.

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.

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


WHOHOO! We did it again. Bee Ridge Church won the Traveling Trophy again for having the best ground display during Christmas In The Park. Praise the Lord for that, and bless all the people who took part in getting the display together. Unity, and love for God is all that it takes. We have both at Bee Ridge.

Happy February.....and a very, cold one. In this cold weather, we have a tendency to stay inside and not get out in the extreme cold. However, I would venture to say that there's not many days we don't get in a vehicle and drive or ride somewhere. Did you ever wonder about the road you were using? Someone had to make this possible.......routes had to be charted, trees cleared, etc. Roads had to be built. In a way, all Christians are road builders. We are paving the way of faith for the next generation. Our faithfulness could determine how difficult or easy the journey will be. To be good road builders, we must follow the advice found in God's Word.

We try to do that at Bee Ridge Church. Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m. till 10:15 a.m. Church services follow from 10:30 till 11:30. Pastor Jeff invites you to come and be one of our road builders. Bee Ridge Church is located 1.4 miles north of Northview High School. See you this Sunday.

God Bless You All.


Hello again from Eastside Christian Church. The flu bug has hit again, and I was one of the victims and was not able to be in church last Sunday. I missed the message, which was "How to Enjoy a Shipwreck" (a confidence that inspires). If you also were not there, I am sure we missed a great message.

The message tomorrow will be "All Aboard the Worship," which I am sure will be message that we all need to hear.?

There will be an organizational meeting for this summer's Vacation Bible School on Feb. 16. If you would like to help with this endeavor, please be there.

Please pray for two of our sisters in Christ, who have recently been injured. They are Helen Howald and Ruth Brown. Please remember, if you need prayer, let us know, and we will be happy to pray for you.?

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 childrens' worship for ages 3-7 during the 10:30 service, where they learn about God and Jesus on their level.

Our Sunday evening service is at 6 p.m., and we have a Bible study and prayer service on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m.

We would love for you to come join us. Our church is located directly behind Hardee's on Church St.?It sounds like we have some more bad weather on the way, so be careful. And until next time, may God be with you.

Carbon United Methodist Church

By Mary Egloff

Did you know that Jesus needs your help?

Usually, we are asking Jesus for His help and never think of it the other way around. But He called His disciples to help him spread the Good News, and He calls us to help, too. Do you do your bit?

The quarterly newsletter was sent out this week. If you failed to get one, there are extras at church; pick up one this Sunday. It has the year's programs listed.

Town & Country United Methodist Men met at the First UM Church in Brazil last Monday evening. They have changed their meeting nights to the fourth Monday of each month and will meet at 6 p.m., instead of the original 6:30 p.m.

They handed out 2008 schedules at the meeting.

If you did not get a schedule, check with one of the men from your church.

A new Bible Study program will begin on Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. It will be presented by Rev. Rick Pressel and is titled "Evangelism By Design." It will last for five weeks. Plan now to attend; it will be well worth your while.

The times for Sunday School and Worship Service are changing Sunday, Feb. 3! Sunday School will begin at 9:30 a.m. Worship will begin at 10:30 a.m. This is a half hour later than it has been. You can either sleep in an extra half hour or you can come a half hour early and participate in Sunday School. Please join us and help us spread Jesus' Good News.


As we begin a new month our congregation will be focusing on Colossians 3:15-17 as our new monthly theme verses. These verses teach that the Bible is to "dwell in us richly." It is our goal that having verses for the month will help us in hiding God's Word in our heart. The sermon this Sunday at 11:00 will be on Colossians 3:15-17.

Last Sunday's message was taken from Matthew 5:13 that says that Christians, followers of Christ, are the salt of the earth. Since the context is the beatitudes, it is apparent that Christians are the salt of the earth when they practice and live out the beatitudes in every day life.

The verse also said that the salt can lose its flavor. That is what happens when Christians don't live any different than the world around them. God calls us to be different, to influence our world and show those whom we rub shoulders with each day the evidence of belonging to Him.

Verse 16 says that we are to live our faith, practicing Christ-likeness, so that the world around us will then "glorify our Father who is in heaven." All of us were challenged to evaluate our testimony to the world and reminded of the importance of making our faith evident.

This Sunday night we are having a fellowship night at the Pastor's house. We love having these times together because relationships with one another is important as well. Those who love football will probably watch the game while others will visit and play other games. We will be having a devotional at half-time.

For those adults who want to get away for a while, we are having a valentine's outing on Feb. 9 at 5:30 p.m. in Terre Haute. Call for details.

If you have any questions about the church or if you would like to join us for any of the events please call the church office at 442-5008 or email at pastor@brazilbible.org.

At BBFC our focus is upon growing in our love and devotion to God as well as ministering to one another. If you are in need of some encouragement, counsel or help, please let us know.

If you have a hunger for God and a desire to study the Bible, visit us. Learning more about God and becoming more like Christ as we look forward to an eternity in heaven is what we are about. We are by no means perfect. But we are all about growing and changing by God's grace. We can't change the past but we live today and toward tomorrow with hope by God's strength and help.

New Hope Fellowship

What is the biggest mistake you ever made in your life. Some mistakes have only minor consequences while others create long lasting problems which effect us deeply.

Don't sacrifice the future when you are hungry, angry, lonely, or tired. Remember you always reap what you sow. How can we protect ourselves from mistakes? God's word is the book of instruction for your life.

It provides answers and encouragement for every challenge that we may face and question we may have.

I Corinthians 9:27 But I keep under my body and bring it into subjection; lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m. and church services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening services are at 6 p.m. Wednesday night Bible Study is at 7 p.m.

We are located one block north of U.S. 40 on St. Rd. 59 in the building S.O.S. (Service on Street) has graciously allowed us to use. Please come and join us in our worship service. You will get a blessing from it. For more information, call 812-877-9018. A SMALL CHURCH WITH A BIG VISION.

Brazil First United Methodist Church

Do you consider yourself a generous person? A man named Boaz applied what we call "Wise" generosity. Many times we feel pulled to give to the area with the greatest emotional pull, but are our dollars really helping the people we think we are.

The Brazil Times has reported recently that there are people who are calling local residents claiming to be representatives of local businesses and asking you to give your money to them. In reality, they are lying to you and taking your money. God wants us to be wise with our finances so that we are taken care of and we can take care of those who need help.

Join us Sunday, Feb. 3 at 9 a.m. traditional service or 11 a.m. contemporary service to learn the lessons from the Book of Ruth and how apply them to your finances.

Soup Kitchen is open on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. for anyone that wants to eat a free meal. Open Hands Preschool has openings for its afternoon classes for ages 3-5. Contact Director Chris Pestoff at 812- 208-7957.


The First Presbyterian Church of Brazil invites all interested persons to join them for worship each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 210 N. Walnut Street. Sunday school for youth through high school is held at the same time.

On Sunday, Feb. 3, a confirmation class for all young people grades 8 and above will begin meeting at 9:15 a.m. in the board Room. This class, taught by Rev. Gary Scroggins, will be offered on six consecutive Sunday mornings ending on March 9.

During the Service of Divine Worship, Sunday at 10:30 a.m., the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper will be celebrated. All believers in Christ are invited to participate.

On Saturday, Feb. 9, the Senior Highs will be going to Indianapolis to an ice hockey game.

The Rev. Gary Scroggins and the entire congregation extend an invitation to all members of the community. For more information contact the church office at 446-2415.


Submitted by

Pastor Brattain

Greetings from your friends at Otter Creek Christian Church. It is hard to believe that this is the month of February already. It seems that the older we get, the faster time seems to fly.

Our verse for this week is from Romans 13:11-12 "And that, knowing the time, now it is high time to awake our of sleep; for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.

It is time for the Christians to stop putting our heads in the sand and thinking that there is nothing wrong in our community. We need to take the message of God's Love and the message of salvation only through the name of Jesus out to a real world that needs to hear it.

This means that you will have to get out of your padded pew, stop being just a pew warmer and being content to just listen to the preacher and think that you have did your duty to God for another week, and be the real Jesus that they need to see. Take the message out of the church house and take it to the streets.

We would like to thank all those who made our Sunday night sing on Jan. 27 such a blessing. We all felt the Spirit of God that night in every song that was played or sung.

Our youth is planning a night of skating on Feb. 11 in Terre Haute and glow bowling on Feb. 23.

On Feb. 15 the men of the church are going to bless our ladies by cooking their meal and then serving them, please pray for our ladies as they eat the men's cooking. And one other thing, Otter Creek Christian Church now has a website occc.qrp.com

Check it out, you can hear sermons from the past two Sundays and there is even a map on how to get to the church.

Our service times are Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and Worship at 10:40 a.m. and Sunday evening at 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. For more information, call the church at (812) 446-5300 or Pastor Stephen Brattain at (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.

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