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CHURCH NEWS

Friday, April 4, 2008

Brazil Bible Fellowship Church

Hiding and treasuring God's Word in our hearts is an awesome way that God has provided to help keep us from sin and to guide us in daily life.

This Sunday we will be introducing our congregation to another section of verses to work on memorizing together for the month of April. The message will also be from the same passage: Psalm 119:9-11.

It is truly amazing how powerful and authoritative God's Word really is. This last Sunday's message from Matthew 5:21-26 really put a spin on how we tend to view issues in contrast to God's view. It was revealed through the text that those who have killed someone aren't the only one's guilty of murder. God says that if we are angry with someone or verbally assault someone or slander their character, we are guilty as well.

That really struck at the core of having any sense of piousness or a feeling of self-righteousness. If that wasn't enough, it was brought to our attention that resolving problems between one another is a very high priority with God. It is more important than worship itself.

Boy, that really helps us see our need for forgiveness as well as how serious God views our anger. This will definitely put a new perspective on how we view anger in our lives. What a gracious and loving God. He shows us where we need to grow and change so that we can please Him.

Our next youth SNAC is scheduled for April 27 for all teens from 6th-12th grades at 6:30 p.m.

VBS is planned for June 8-11 in the p.m. Stay tuned for the details regarding the Ladies Friendship Gathering in May. We will also be planning a Men's/Boy's cookout and games in June.

There is nothing more exciting than seeing lives impacted and transformed by the living Word of God. Lives aren't transformed overnight but little by little as the teaching is applied and practiced. We invite you to come and hear the practical teaching as well as be encouraged by others who also face the challenges of living faithfully for the Lord.

Our services are: S.S. at 10 a.m.; Worship at 11 a.m.; Evening Service and Wednesday Night Bible study at 6:30 p.m.

You may also Pastor Gordon at 442-5008 or email pastor@brazilbible.org. We don't preach that life will be problem free but that God offers hope and help for facing your problems.

Eastside Christian Church

Hello again from Eastside Christian Church. If you are not attending church anywhere else, we want to invite you to be with us.

We are a congregation of Bible believing people who are striving to put Jesus first in every area of life. Our goal is the restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ as it is described in the New Testament. We partake of the Lord's Supper each week, as did the early Christians. You visit us as a welcome and respected guest. We just want to introduce Jesus to as many as possible. We are a church that believes in prayer. If you need prayer for any reason, please let us know.

Our Sunday School for all ages is at 9:30 a.m., and our worship service is at 10:30a.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. We offer a Sunday evening service at 6p.m., and a Bible study and prayer meeting on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. God loves everyone, but do you love God? His door is always open, it is up to you to enter. Please come meet Him.

Carbon United Methodist Church

By Mary Egloff

Are you a Christian?

Do you tell people you are a Christian when they ask?

Do you say that you are a Christian because you are not necessarily anything else and it sounds good.

Or do you say you are a Christian because you are truly committed to following Christ?

There is a big difference. You are not a Christian just because you are a good person. Do not use the term loosely!

Town & Country Unite Methodist Men met at Peniel UMC last Monday. The ladies of the church had a great meal and there was a great program afterwards. But most men forgot to attend. Men, you can do better than that. This is a very worthwhile organization and it needs to be supported wholeheartedly!

The church lost another of our good and faithful members this week. Jane Atkinson passed away last Saturday in Michigan. She was brought back here for services and burial. Her funeral service will be at 11 a.m. today. Jane's husband Wayne passed away about a year ago and Jane went back to Michigan to be near her son and his family. We will miss them both greatly.

The Believer's Women's Group will meet on Tuesday, April 15 at 7 p.m.

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

We enjoyed all the Easter activities at the church -- Sunrise Service, Breakfast, Children's Easter Hunt, and the Worship Service. It was a great day. Wouldn't it be great if every Sunday were that exciting! It can be!

Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. and Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m.--every Sunday!

We hope to see you this Sunday.

Bee Ridge Church

It's Saturday already and here I am again. Did you enjoy the article last week? Basically, it was information concerning the monthly events at Bee Ridge Church. Now, I would like to let you know what we do the rest of the year.

In February we usually have a Valentine Day Dinner at a restaurant with the people of the church. Then at Easter we have a Sunrise Service, followed by a breakfast in the church basement.

Somewhere in that time range, we usually have a revival. There will be more info on that soon.

June is Bee Ridge Church's Homecoming. Besides the good food and entertainment, you can learn about the history of our church.

Summertime calls for an Ice Cream Social. We can make some delicious home-made ice cream. Of course, we have other food and desserts to go with that. There's even fun games for the kids.

In the Fall, we have a wiener roast with everything that goes with it.

There's always a Turkey Dinner around Thanksgiving that is open to the public for a free will offering.

Day after Thanksgiving, we have a float in the Christmas parade. Last but not least, we have a display at "Christmas In The Park." In fact the last two years we've won first place in our category. The traveling trophy is on display at our church.

That's about it for our yearly functions. Hope I didn't leave anything out. We've been known to throw in some surprise happenings, but if you keep reading my article you will know when and what that could be.

We do have a good time at Bee Ridge, but everything is through the grace of God. He comes first with us. He is our provider and our salvation.

We would like to thank all of you who came to our Fifth Sunday Singspiration. Certainly was a lot of talent and all of it in the Maurey family - Ron, Julie, David, Elizabeth and Rebecca. We wish Elizabeth the best at her competition in New York.

One more thing and then I'll let you go. Remember our Youth Group meets every Tuesday from 6-7PM. We would like to see it grow? Could you please help us? Come and check us out at least one time to see if it might be for you?

See you all next week! Take care and God bless.

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.

Each Saturday at 5:55 pm and each Sunday at 7:55 am we will be praying the Rosary for our Annunciation Parish Family and Vocations.

Mark your calendars for April 20, 2008 immediately after mass we will be having another pancake breakfast. The mass that Sunday will be a corporate mass with the 4th degree Knights of Columbus participating. More on this later.

This Sunday we are playing No-Split on all regular bingo pots. If there are 100 people playing at the start of regular bingo we will not play any special games, such as no-split, and we will increase the pot to $140.00 per game. The small jackpot will be increased on those nights to $175. If Jar Ball exceeds $825 on that night we will reduce the payout to $825 and will put the remainder into carry over. 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 6:00 pm each and every Sunday and our Early Bird games start at 6:30. Regular bingo starts at 7:00 pm. 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.



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