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CHURCH NEWS

Friday, February 22, 2008

Annunciation Catholic Church

Submitted by 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.

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. 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.

The Knights of Columbus Father Pierrard Council 4377 will be sponsoring a pancake breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 24, from 9-11 a.m. Adults are $4 and children under 10 are $2. There will be a 50/50 raffle. The raffle will go to help support the work at Gibault in Terre Haute. Purchase your tickets at the door. Carry out is available.

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 Holy Rosary Ladies are hosting this fish fry. The Knights of Columbus will be cooking the fish. The proceeds will go to help Father Dom to make his trip home to renew his passport and work visa.

There will be a meeting for all bingo workers and those that might want to become bingo workers at the bingo hall on Monday, March 3, at 6:30 p.m. This will be a short meeting, so please attend if you can.

We will be playing special games each week so come out and see what's happening. This week we will be playing for $100 for all regular bingo pots, jackpots, bonanzas and Winner-take-all are excluded. We had two lucky Jar Ball winners this last Sunday, but still have a second half jar ball pot of over $200. If there are 100 people playing at the start of regular bingo the pot will be $140 per game. We increased our no-smoking area to accommodate more players. We have at least one door prize a week and frequently have new pull tab games, so if you haven't been for a while it's time to come again and check us out.

We play 10 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. We have a lot of good food each week also.

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

UNION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Submitted by Union UMC

In today's society it is easy to become distracted from our spiritual walk with God. We strive to keep up with what our friends and neighbors are doing and we become discouraged when life gets hard. In those times in our life many have drifted away from the spiritual connection of their faith. Made poor decisions or built an undesirable reputation. There is great hope for us all. Through Christ's love we can find forgiveness if only we seek and ask Him.

This Sunday Pastor Dennis will bring a message from the scripture of John 4:7-15 where Jesus meets the Samaritan women at the well. A woman that has been segregated from the rest of her people due to the reputation she has made for herself. Jesus teaches her about forgiveness and spiritual rebirth through accepting the "living water".

This Sunday members will be traveling to Pearlington, Miss. to aid in the Hurricane Katrina relief. We ask that you keep everyone involved in this mission project in your prayers.

A look ahead on the scheduled activities and meetings, next Saturday, March 1, at 8 a.m. there will be a Men's Lenten Breakfast at Union UMC.

Tuesday, March 6 there will be a Vacation Bible School meeting at the church at 6 p.m. This meeting will cover ideas, crafts and assign teachers and helpers. If you are interested in volunteering you time and talents please contact Valerie Linton.

Sunday, March 30, will be Confirmation Sunday, please keep those children in your prayers, Rebecca Beyers, Dylan Green, Chandler and Kristopher Damon, Nicole Linton, Patrick McVey and Shelby Timberman.

Don't forget this is the last week the CIA will be collecting Sugar Free Jell-O products for the food pantry.

We invite you to join us at 9:30 a.m., for Sunday school and 10:30 a.m., for Worship and Children's Church, Nursery is provided.

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 one-and-three-quarters 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.

BEE RIDGE CHURCH

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Bee Ridge Church

HI! How are you all today? The topic for today is money. How do you feel about money? Is it at the top of your list of priorities? Do you put it above everything else? Even God?

The Bible indicates that Jesus really had "an attitude" about money. Remember how he praised the widow who put her last two cents in a temple offering. Also, he drove out the bankers who took advantage of the poor. There are many more incidents.

Money and wealth seem to be the major topics in the Bible. Often they are spoken of in negative terms. Knowing this, what are we to make of certain facts about money and wealth today? The truth is that the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Maybe we should carry Jesus' attitude about money into the marketplace with us. After all, money is a good servant but a bad master. You cannot serve both God and money.

On March 9, Bee Ridge Church will be sponsoring an event that will be aimed especially for the youth. We feel that the adults will enjoy it, too. So mark that day on your calendar to try and attend Bee Ridge and bring your kids and their friends. I'll have more info on this in next week's article.

Bee Ridge Church is located one-and-a-quarter north of Northview High School. Sunday School for both adults and youth begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by church services for both at 10:30 a.m. Hope to see you.

REELSVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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Reelsville UMC

The Reelsville United Methodist Church will be having a Chicken and Noodle luncheon on March 9, from noon-2 p.m. at the Reelsville Vol. Fire Dept. A free will donation will be accepted.

EASTSIDE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

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Eastside Christian Church

Hello again from Eastside Christian Church.

What a blessing it was to be in church last Sunday. We want to thank Brother Ron for filling in for our regular song leader, who has had to be away for a few weeks. You are doing a great job.

We also want to remember to pray for Helen Howald, Ruth Brown, Calvin Callahan and Bill Hiatt.

?Some members of Eastside Church were host to the House of Hope with a KFC dinner on Monday. I am sure it was enjoyed by all.

?The men of our church will be having a mens' fellowship at the church on Saturday at 8 a.m., after which some may go to the Pancake Breakfast being put on by the House of Hope. You are also welcome. It will be from 8 a.m.-noon. ?

Those interested in helping with Vacation Bible School met last Saturday morning. Our Bible school will be June 2-6, from 6:30-8 p.m. each evening. I will have more on this later, but make plans to attend. ?

A live music and drama presentation entitled "DEAD SERIOUS ABOUT LIFE," will be hosted by Clay City on March 8, at 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., and again on March 9, at 2 p.m. You will laugh and cry during this story, but one that all teenagers should see. For more information and tickets, please call 1-800-459-7268.?

Have you ever asked yourself, "are you in the world or are you of the world?" This is a very important question. We are put here temporarily by God, but we should live as God would want us to live, not the world. Our world today is a ME world, but we need to live so that others can see that we are different.

Once again I want to mention our Friend Day, which is coming up on March 16. We would love to see you there. There will be special music and a dinner following the service. ?

Don't forget the fund raiser for SOS at Traditions on Feb. 29, at 7 p.m. This will be a silent auction.

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

Pastor Bill's message last week was on Fellowship. God intended for us to have fellowship with others. We would love to have fellowship with you. Please come be with us. Our church is located directly behind Hardee's on Church St.. Until next time, may God be with you.

Carbon United Methodist Church

Submitted by Mary Egloff

Our sermon last week was about "God's Tree Trimming." Many of the trees that were destroyed during that big storm several weeks ago looked strong and majestic as if they could withstand anything, but when they blew over and shattered, we saw that they were rotten on the inside.

Many of us appear to be strong in our faith and able to withstand any assault made on our beliefs only to shatter like those trees when the storms of life hit us. We, too, seem invulnerable from the outside only to deal with faith that is actually eaten away and rotten inside. Do we need to clean out that rotten stuff and renew our faith?

Sunday, during the worship service, we had a small boy from around the corner come in late, march straight down the aisle, and sit down on the front pew to listen. This child shows up every so often all by himself. The next day at school, he recognized one of the ladies from our church and happily exclaimed,

"Oh, I know you. You were at MY church!" We only pray that he will always feel that we are his church and that we will be able to nurture his determination and desire to know God. I know that just the sight of him marching down the aisle warms the hearts of everyone in church.

The United Methodist Men's Lenten Breakfast will take place at Harmony United Methodist Church at 8 a.m. today. Next Saturday, it will be held at Union United Methodist Church. There was a good turnout last Saturday. Men, get ready for the Easter season by joining this group.

The Town & Country United Methodist Men will have their monthly meeting here at Carbon this Monday, at 6 p.m. The ladies of the church will be serving the meal.

Easter is just around the corner. Are you preparing your heart for this most glorious of holy days? You are invited to join us in doing so. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m., and Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m.

Center Point United Methodist Church

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Center Point UMC

The Center Point United Methodist Church Food Pantry will be open on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 2-4 p.m. For more information or questions, call the church office at 835-2172.

CARBON BAPTIST CHURCH

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Carbon Baptist Church

The Carbon Baptist Church, 14100 N. Murphy Rd., will be having a Gospel Sing on Sunday, Feb. 24, starting at 6 p.m., featuring the Hometown Gospel Connection.

BRAZIL BIBLE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH

Submitted by Brazil Bible Fellowship Church

We want to announce and extend an invitation for you to attend some of our upcoming ministries. All youth in grades 6-12 are invited to attend our Youth SNAC (Sunday Night After Church) activity this Sunday night. It begins at 6:30 p.m. with our church service and then there is an activity following until 9 p.m.

Beginning March 2, the adult Sunday School class will begin a series that will provide an overview and beliefs of BBFC.

Sunday School meets at 10 a.m.

On Easter Sunday we will be having a sunrise service with a breakfast following. We will also have an earlier worship service time as well.

BRAZIL FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Thank you to the outpouring of support that the Brazil Community has shown to Colton Jones. Colton attends Open Hands Preschool at Brazil First UMC and is battling cancer. Many people came to have dinner at Wendy's and show their support.

Tomorrow Pastor Tony Alstott will continue the series on Ruth with "Woman of Noble Character." Ruth was a widow who faced many hardships but kept her Godly character in the midst of difficulty. Ruth experienced what many widows experience today: major changes in every aspect of their lives.

Join us tomorrow at 9 a.m traditional service or 11 a.m. contemporary service. For more information go to our website at brazilfirstumc.org.

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.



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