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CHURCH NEWS

Friday, February 15, 2008

Carbon United Methodist Church

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Mary Egloff

Saturday, a memorial service was held at our church for Rev. Ronnie Thomas. Ronnie grew up in our church, married Sandy Goshen who also grew up in our church, and committed his life to being a minister while at our church.

He then served as our minister for five years while he completed seminary. At the time of his death, he was minister at Hope, Indiana.

It was fitting that the family should come back to Carbon for a memorial service for him. The church provided the family with a meal and time for visiting and fellowship.

It was great to see folks we had not seen in years and years, and we were very happy to be able to help the family out.

Sunday, we began a new Bible Study, "Evangelism By Design," led by our minister, Rev. Rick Pressel. There are usually plenty of questions and answers, give and take, and lively discussions. Come join us this Sunday evening at 7 p.m.

There will be an Administrative Board Meeting on Monday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m., and the Believers will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. Linda Grove will host their meeting.

The Town & Country United Methodist Men will meet at our church on Monday, Feb. 25, at 6 p.m. The women of the church will provide the meal for their meeting.

Remember, our times have changed to give everyone an extra half hour in the mornings. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m., and Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. If you have been coming only to Worship, come just a half hour earlier and enjoy the lively discussions that take place during Sunday School.

We hope to see you there tomorrow.

UNION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Submitted by Union United Methodist Church

There are many struggles and dangers that we often have to deal with on a daily basis and because of these we often live in fear. What will we do? Where will we look for help?

Psalms 121 is a passage we can turn to, it was written to remind Gods people that He protects us in times of struggle and danger. This is a Psalm that Israelites would often sing while making their yearly pilgrimage to worship in the temple in Jerusalem. To many this travel was long and very dangerous. It was God that they looked to for guidance and protection.

We invite you to join us this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. to hear Pastor Dennis share the sermon "For Pilgrims".

Activities to mark on your calendars are Saturday, Feb. 23 there will be a Lenten Breakfast at 8 a.m. at Harmony UMC.

Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University will meet at 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Center, Sunday, Feb. 24 and Monday, Feb. 25, the Town and Country United Methodist Men's Group will meet at 6 p.m. at Carbon UMC.

Union United Methodist Church is 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. Come and experience a church with Open Doors, Open Hearts, and Open Minds for serving our Lord.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

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First Baptist Church

We've been quite busy at the First Baptist Church of Brazil. This past Sunday, we had our Valentine Dinner. We decided to hold it after church services on Sunday because of the weather. We had a great turn-out.

Many thanks to the hospitality committee for the delicious meal of roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn and desserts. The aroma of the freshly baked bread made it hard to keep our mind on Pastor Mark's sermon, over the rumbles coming from our stomachs!

We have also started a new study entitled, "Becoming a Contagious Christian". Those who are taking part are finding it to be quite rewarding. It will help us to tell our story to others about how and when we became a Christian, and help us to have the tools to help talk to others about Christ in a more natural, every day setting.

Our AWANA program is still going strong on Sunday evenings from 5:30-7 p.m. We have something for children from ages 2 years-old through fifth grade. They all seem to just love it!

We also have a Youth Ministry program; for the older youth led by Sonya Toppe. While all of this is going on, we have evening church for the parents.

If you haven't been to see us for awhile, please come…we sure have missed you!

Looking ahead we have the HI-SHI-NI's meeting at the church Friday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 pm.

AWANA Movie Night, Friday, Feb. 29, at 7 p.m.

If you looking for a small but friendly church to visit try us we would love to have you!

For more information, call Rev. Mark Thompson at 812-448-8112

Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m., and worship service starts at 10:30 a.m.

First Baptist Church, 413 S. Walnut St., has been called by faith in Jesus Christ to Love, Reach, Equip, and Encourage the people of Brazil, the surrounding community, and the world.

BEE RIDGE CHURCH

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Bee Ridge Church

Hello to all you wonderful people. Haven't we all been blessed? What a great life this Christian life is.

When we do sin, we have a lawyer - Jesus Christ, who will defend us before the judge, our Heavenly Father. That's because Christ paid the price for our sins with His blood. God will pronounce us not guilty. If we say we are not guilty of sin, we will be a liar. Then, our lawyer, Jesus Christ, cannot help us. So, when you do sin, ask God to forgive you right then. Our advocate, Jesus Christ will take it from there. Wow! What a message. Wish I could take credit for it, but it was sent to me and I want to share it with you.

There's something else I want to share. Mark March 9 on your calender. There's something special planned at Bee Ridge on that day. We would like to all of you to attend if possible. Return here next week for more details.

If you've never been to Bee Ridge Church, turn north at Northview High School. Go approximately 1.4 miles. We are the little church at the top of the hill on the east side of the road. This is the church that is full of the spirit and the love for our God.

Church services start at 10:30 a.m. with Kidz Church downstairs at the same time. We, also, have Sunday school for adults (upstairs) and children (downstairs) at 9:30 a.m. We look forward to meeting you. God be with you.

BRAZIL BIBLE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH

Submitted by Brazil Bible Fellowship Church

What a joy it is to be encouraged and challenged in the Christian faith by God's Word.

Pastor Gordon's message was from Matthew 5:14-16. We were reminded that how a Christian lives is important. Jesus said that Christians are the light of the world. God didn't save us to hide our faith, belief and commitment to Him. He saved us so that we could show others how they need Christ as their Savior.

If Chrisitians diligently live out their faith by letting their light shine, those with whom they come in contact will give glory to God because it is clear they are followers of Jesus Christ.

Pastor reminded us that until a person comes to saving faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior from sin, Satan is blinding their minds so they won't believe and they are still in bondage to their sin and in darkness. Wow!

We really saw our need to be faithful to Christ so that others may come to the Light - saving faith in Jesus Christ. If we aren't faithful, we really lose our usefulness and fail to fulfill the purpose that God has itended for us.

The message this Sunday will be from Matthew 5:17-ff.

A few events and ministries have been scheduled. The next youth SNAC (Sunday Night After Church) will be held on the Feb. 24 for all middle school and high school students. The teens stay after the evening service for a special function until 9 p.m.

Beginning March 3, during the Sunday School hour which begins at 10 a.m., Pastor will be doing a series titled "An introduction, overview and beliefs of BBFC."

For anyone who would like to know what BBFC is, this is a great opportunity to find out.

On March 23, Easter - we will be having a Sunrise Service, a breakfast and an early worship service. The exact times are yet to be determined.

If you love to study the Scriptures, if you have questions about the Bible, if you are needing hope, or you are searching for truth, then join us this Sunday for Sunday School at 10 a.m., worship at 11 a.m. and our evening service at 6:30.

Our Wednesday night Bible study will not meet this week as Pastor is taking a seminary course on the General Epistles and Revelation. He hopes to teach on the book of Revelation later this year.

If you want to know more about the church or if you have a need for counseling, please call the church at 442-5008 or email pastor at pastor@brazilbible.org.

KIDZ KLOZET AT THE BRAZIL FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE

Our children's ministry department has begun a new outreach which supplies free clothing to any child who has a need. There are no applications to fill out. We simply take a phone call from a family with a need or a community agency and gather the size information. We then check our inventory. The family or agency is contacted by us and told if we had clothing in the sizes requested. They may then pick up their clothing. That's all there is to it. Everything is completely free and there are no strings attached.

Where does the clothing come from? From folks like you! After you've cleaned out a closet or a dresser, you may drop off any outgrown children's or teen clothing to the church. We will even pick up clothing donations if you request it.

We have filled several orders just in the past couple of weeks and our inventory is beginning to get low in some areas. Requests for boys clothing in sizes 4, 5, and 6 has been high. We also are low on girls clothing sizes 5-10. We accept donations of clothing in ALL sizes birth through teen. We accept donations of nice shoes, socks, new underwear, baby blankets, crib sheets, bottles, and other small baby items. We do ask that all clothing be clean and stain free.

If you'd like to help but don't have clothes to donate, we happily accept monetary donations to purchase items such as socks and underwear and other special requests.

For more information about our program, or know a child who is in need of clothing, or would like to make a donation, please call the church office at 446-0371 or stop by at the Brazil First Church of the Nazarene, 1002 E. National Ave., Brazil.

EASTSIDE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

Submitted by Eastside Christian Church

Oops! Last week got away from me, and next thing I knew it was too late for my article.

There is an organizational meeting for Vacation Bible School this morning at 9 a.m.

We want to keep the Harold Bolden family in our prayers. Brother Bolden went to be with his Lord. We also want to keep Helen Howald, Ruth Brown and Calvin Callahan in our prayers. They are going through some tough times right now. ?

Our service was a little different last Sunday. We had as our guests Jack and Bobbi Thomas, who were representing Gideon International. Jack gave us some very important information on the Gideons, and how they have placed over a billion Bibles in 186 countries since 1908. They placed 70 million Bibles in many places in 2007 alone.

He gave us some food for thought with this message, "you can count the seeds in an apple, but you can't count the apples on the tree". Therefore, it is so important that we do plant the seed, and placing these Bibles all over is a great step. Jack and Bobbi also manage the Brazil Airport. We want to thank them for coming and enlightening us about the Gideons. If you would be interested in donating to purchase Bibles, I am sure they would love to talk with you. Jack and Bobbi, keep up the good work. ?

On Friday, Feb. 29, at 7 p.m. Service on the Street (SOS) will be having a Silent Auction at Traditions. If you would like to attend, please call 442-0232 for more information.

It is hard to believe, but Friend Day and Resurrection Sunday are coming fast. These will be on March 16. There will be special music and a dinner following the worship service. We would love to have you come be with us. ?

Our Sunday School for all ages, which now includes two new classes, preschool and grades first through third, is at 9:30 a.m., with our worship service at 10:30 a.m.

We do offer a childrens' worship during the 10:30 a.m. service for ages 3-7. Our Sunday evening service is at 6 p.m., and we have a Prayer meeting and Bible study on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m.

We would love to have you at any or all of these. We all need God in our lives. Until next time, may God bless you.

BRAZIL FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Colton is an Open Hand preschooler who has been battling cancer for three years. The Open Hands Preschool has set up a fundraiser on Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Wendy's. A percentage of all sales will be donated to help medical and transportation expenses incurred while taking treatments. If you are unable to attend, but would like to donate, make checks payable to the Brazil First United Methodist Church - Colton fund, 201 N. Meridian St., Brazil, IN 47834.

Best Years Club at First Christian Church

The February meeting of Best Years Club will be Wednesday, Feb. 20, 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 main auditorium at First Christian Church on US 40 West, Brazil.

The program for this meeting will be another presentation by Ken Turner, Clay County historian. Ken's presentation will feature famous Clay County people. 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.

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.

There will be a parent meeting for first communicants on March 2 during class. Each child will need a parent or guardian to attend this meeting.

Stations of the Cross will be on Fridays during Lent at 6:30 pm. There will be a soup supper following the stations.

Reconciliation Services for the Deanery Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph in Rockville; Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at St. Benedict in Terre Haute; Feb. 21 at 1:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus in Terre Haute; Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at St. Patrick in Terre Haute and March 5 at 7 p.m. at St. Paul the Apostle in Greencastle.

Annunciation will be having a Fish Fry on Friday, Feb. 29, from 4-7 p.m. at Kennedy Crossing Bingo Hall. The Lady Knights of Annunciation and the Ladies of Holy Rosary are hosting the fish fry, and the Knights of Columbus will be cooking. The proceeds will go to help Father Dom to make his trip home to renew his passport and work visa.

The Knights of Columbus have another Pancake Breakfast coming up on Feb. 24 in the Parish Center from 9-11 a.m. The proceeds will go to Gibault.

We will be playing special games each week so come out and see what's happening. We had a lucky Jar Ball winner this last Sunday, the pot was $875 plus the bingo. The first half Jar Ball this week will again be $875. If there are 100 people playing at the start of regular bingo the pot will be $140 per game.

We play ten speed games starting 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

OTTER CREEK CHRISTIAN CHURCH

Well hello again from your friends at Otter Creek Christian Church. We sure seen come crazy weather this last week. But just have patience, spring is just around the corner.

The men of the church would like to thank all the ladies that enjoyed a fine dinner Friday night. We worked so hard to make it a huge success. Thanks again for the prayers that went up to God for that night. They were answered.

Our verse for this week is from 2nd Chronicles 7:14. [If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and forgive their sin, and will heal their land.] This verse says a lot about what we as Christians do. Notice that the verse is talking to us, not the unsaved.

It seems that a lot of so-called Christians [those that like to wear the title] seem to have their noses so high in the air that they can not see the work that is to be done back here on the ground. Bring the nose back down to the ground and humble yourselves before God. Pray [Who me!] how long has it been since you spent some time down on your knees, if your are able, talking to God like you would talk to your best friend? Try it and you will like it. Seek God, read your bible, just don't carry it to church on Sunday to impress the preacher or God. You are not going to impress anyone with that. Put God's word to work in your life, have it do more then just be an object to collect dust on your coffee table. Turn from my wicked ways [ God do I have to give up going out on Saturday night and partying, then come to church on Sunday and pray for repentance?] Do not treat God this way, He gave His only begotten Son to die for our sins, so give God the respect that He deserves. And after we do this, we will see a great movement of God in Our Land. Check out our web site www.occc@qrp.com you will find some neat stuff on it. From our on-line newsletter to the latest sermons from the sanctuary of Otter Creek Christian Church to a map on how to find the church. If you would like you can sign up for our newsletter.

This is our calendar: Feb 22 -- Glow bowl at Brazilian Lanes at 7 p.m.; March 19-21 -- spring revival at Otter Creek-special Good Friday evening service starting at 7 p.m. All revival services will start at 7 p.m.

Join us for Easter Sunrise service at 6 a.m. then breakfast to follow. No Sunday School that day but there will be church at 10:40 a.m. Please plan to attend as many of these services as you can. You will be blessed. Our Sunday service times are 9:30 a.m. for Sunday School for all ages, 10:40 a.m. for our Worship service, our evening service at 6 p.m. We have Bible study on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

For more information, call the church at 812-446-5300 or Pastor Brattain at 812-446-4007. The church is located at 6299 N. Crow St., Brazil.



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