CARBON BAPTIST CHURCH
Submitted by Rita Stough
Hello from Carbon Baptist Church. The mission trip to Mississippi was a great success, everyone made it back safely and we praise the Lord for that.
Pastor Chris and some that went gave us some insight on how things are after the Katrina disaster. Everyone was so appreciative for all the help.
A little advanced notice on what is coming up May 5 will be our Mother's Day banquet at the church at 6:30 p.m.
Vacation Bible School will be June 2-6, and the program will be on Sunday evening June 8.
Church camp dates will be the week of July 28. Please keep these dates in mind.
Our church is having a potato bar immediately after service this Sunday for Relay for Life. Please come and enjoy a good lunch and fellowship. Love and God Bless.
BEE RIDGE CHURCH
Bee Ridge Church
Hello everyone. Bee Ridge Church is calling all teenagers. Why? We now have a Youth Group. Our goal is to have it grow. You could attend and still have lots of time afterwards to do homework or whatever. The Youth Group is held every Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. in the church basement. That's only one hour a week. That's not asking too much, is it? We look forward to meeting you.
This Sunday, at 6 p.m., there will be a concert at Bee Ridge Church. There will be Christian groups performing. I cannot tell you who. I can tell you that it will be great! There is no charge for this event, but we will be asking for a free-will offering which will be donated to the RELAY FOR LIFE. How about it folks? Wouldn't you like to help us? It's for a very good cause.
That's not all! I have more. Bee Ridge will be having a Revival April 17-19, at 7 p.m. Our Pastor Jeff will be the speaker on Thursday night followed by Pastor Ron Bridgewater on Friday and Saturday. If you were at our Revival last year, you already know that this will be worth the extra drive.
You all probably know where Bee Ridge Congregational Church is located. Just in case you are new to our town or to this article, I'll give you directions. Go west on State Rd. 340 and turn north (right) on Kennedy's Crossing Rd. You will see Northview High School on the northwest corner of Kennedy's Crossing Rd. Go approximately 1.4 miles and you will see Bee Ridge Church on the right side at the top of the hill.
Blessings to you all.
EASTSIDE CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Submitted by Eastside Christian Church
This writer was unable to be in church last Sunday, so I almost did not write this article.
I am not one to watch much afternoon television, but today is my day off from work, so I did turn it on to the Oprah Winfrey show. I was amazed to hear Jesus's name being mentioned many times. Something was said during the show that gave me the incentive to write.
We are thankful for Jesus's death and resurrection for the remission of our sins, but I think we forget about the other reason that He came. He came to show us how to live. We are to live Christ-like. We are to have compassion for our fellow man. We are to love one another. Do we as Christians do this? ?
If you are not attending church anywhere else, we would love to have you come be with us, so that God can come into your life.
Please keep Lyle Monnett in your prayers as he goes through some physical problems at this time. There are others in our church who need your prayers, so we need to pray everyday for our church. Good things are happening in our church, and we want God to continue blessing us. ?
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 childrens' worship for ages 3-7 during our 10:30 a.m. service, where they learn about God and Jesus on their level. We have a Sunday service at 6 p.m., and we meet for a Bible study and prayer meeting on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. God's door is always open, all you have to do is enter. Until next time, let God guide your way.
Best Years Club
Submitted by Jeannie Price
The April meeting of Best Years Club at First Christian Church will be Wednesday, April 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 main auditorium at First Christian Church on U.S. 40 West, Brazil.
The program for this meeting will be Johnny Tobasco, Clay County Community Corrections. You may want to be aware of all the alternatives our community offers to assist people who have been arrested for various crimes. You will have an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about this program and how it effects families in our community. 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.
BRAZIL FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Submitted by Tony Alstott
Charlton Heston's death this past week brought back memories of some great movies. In Ben-Hur, he rode the chariots. As Moses in the Ten Commandments, he urged the Pharaoh of Egypt, "Let my people go!"
The real story of the Ten Commandments is found in the book of Exodus. What most of us don't remember is why Moses asked for the Hebrew people to be released. Find out the purpose of the freedom at Brazil First United Methodist Church, 201 N. Meridian, tomorrow.
We are in the midst of a campaign called "Fruitful Congregations." We will apply five basic principles to our lives so that we might become the community of believers of God has called us to be.
Traditional worship begins at 9 a.m., and contemporary worship is at 11 a.m.
Open Hands Preschool is now enrolling for the fall.
BRAZIL BIBLE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH
Submitted by Gordon Nelson
We had a great start to the month of April with our focus being on Psalm 119:9-11. We are challenging one another to memorize these wonderful verses. The new theme choruses for the month were introduced and Pastor's message taught, challenged and offered us hope from those same verses. The sermon opened with the proposition presented in the verses: how can a Christian keep his way pure in this world especially when the way of the world and the way of God are complete opposites? The appeal was for believers to actively pursue personal purity. But how? The rest of the message answered that question.
Obedience to God's commands and directives is the first key (v. 9). Having a devoted heart and passion for doing so is also necessary (v. 10). Making the Bible your most valued possession by studying and memorizing (v. 11) wrapped it up. For a person to know what God desires of His followers is important so that they can know what to do in any given situation to please Him. That was definitely a challenging but encouraging message. Friends, God's Word is the answer.
All teens are invited to our next Youth SNAC (Sunday Night After Church) activity on April 20 beginning at 6:30 p.m.
There is a Ladies Daytime Bible Study that is being held on the April 18 at 12:45 p.m.
The annual Ladies Friendship Banquet, which is for ladies of all ages whether single, married, mom's with or without daughters is scheduled for the April 26 in the evening.
We are excited about what God is doing in us and through us which enables us to offer hope to others. The greatest message of hope is the truth that even though all mankind has sinned and deserves an eternal death, God sent Jesus Christ as the perfect, sinless and substitutionary sacrifice for sin and through the personal confession of sin and believing that Jesus Christ paid the penalty for your sins, you are able to have the biblical assurance of eternal life in heaven with God. The additional message of hope is that we know that God is always up to something good in our lives even when it doesn't appear that way. God doesn't take our problems away but He is with us in the midst of them accomplishing His good and perfect plan.
You can learn more by attending anyone of our services. Sunday School is at 10 a.m.; Worship is at 11 a.m. Our Sunday evening service and Wednesday night Bible study are held at 6:30 p.m.
Our pastor desires to offer you God's help and hope like he does for us each week. If you have any questions about the church or for counsel you can call 442-5008 or email email@example.com.
Carbon United Methodist Church
Submitted by Mary Egloff
We were sorry to have lost Rev. Marshall Hendrix this past week. He was a faithful and loving servant of God at our church for twenty-two years. He was a kind and loving person. Those who knew him will miss him greatly.
It was good to have old friends back at church this past Sunday.
The current Bible Study will conclude tomorrow evening. It has been a very enlightening and soul-searching experience for all those involved, and we will miss continuing it. Thanks, Rev. Pressel.
The funeral of Jane Atkinson was held at our church last Saturday. It has been a long, long time since an actual funeral service has been held at the church, but it was good. Jane was a close, loving, faithful member and it was fitting that she should "come home" for her final goodbye.
The church people served a great dinner for about fifty friends and family who attended the funeral. It was very much appreciated by Jane's family since everyone was from out of town with no "home base" in which to gather, and the church people were glad that they could pay tribute to Jane in that way.
The Believers Women's Group will meet on Tuesday, at 7 p.m.
The Administrative Board will meet on Monday, April 21, at 7:00.
The town of Carbon will have its annual "Clean-Up Day" on Saturday, April 26. Big dumpsters will be provided. Everyone in Carbon is encouraged to pick up around their places and help make the town of Carbon a clean and pleasing place to be in. On that day, the people of the church will be passing out flowers and cookies to everyone as a good will gesture. Enjoy the cookies immediately; plant the flowers and enjoy their beauty all summer long.
You are welcome to come to Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. to learn more about how God has always taken care of His people and how He cares for you. Come to Worship at 10:30 a.m. to do just that, worship our wonderful God who has given us so much. See you there.
ROSEDALE BAPTIST CHURCH
The Rosedale Baptist Church will be having a Ladies Spring Extravaganza on April 26. Special music will be provided and Julia Thistle will be speaking at 7 p.m.
A meal will be at 6 p.m. with a donation of $10. Bring your friends and register for the door prizes. For more information, call Marty McPike at 765-548-2857.
Annunciation CATHOLIC CHURCH
Submitted by Annunciation Catholic Church
Father Dom Chukwudi (firstname.lastname@example.org)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 p.m. and each Sunday at 7:55 a.m. we will be praying the Rosary for our Annunciation Parish Family and Vocations.
With the improving weather, work has started again on the roof of the church. They are reproofing the south side of the church now. The north and east sides have been completed. Look for the work to be completed within the next couple of weeks, weather permitting of course.
Mark your calendars for April 20, immediately after mass we will be having a free will offering pancake breakfast sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. The mass that Sunday will be a corporate mass with the 4th degree Knights of Columbus participating.
This Sunday we are playing $100 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 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. For the next three weeks we will be giving two special door prizes a week. These are special baskets that have been put together by Lancaster Bingo with proceeds from the sale of these baskets going to breast cancer research.
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. We have a lot of good food each week also.
BRAZIL FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE
Submitted by the Nazarene Church
Greetings from the folks at the Nazarene Church, Brazil.
Several folks from our church traveled to the Nazarene Church on Fort Harrison Road in Terre Haute this past Saturday to support Cassie Hood as she participated in the Regional Quiz Meet. She completed without missing one question. She received a Gold All Star Medal for having two perfect rounds and also received a Top Quizzer plaque. She will advance to the State Quiz on April 26. Her quiz coaches are Kelly and Madolin Sparks. Good coaching ladies! Good luck Cassie when you get to the State Quiz Meet. We are so proud of you.
Our Children's Caravan that meets on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. is an exciting time for children in our community. They learn about Jesus, have lively christian music, videos, games and snacks. If your child/children would like to attend Caravan but need transportation, please call our church at 446-0371 before 6 p.m. Wednesday. If no one is available to take your call, please leave your name and phone number on our answering machine and we will return your call.
This coming Monday, at 6:30pm, our Prime Timers, ladies and gentlemen over age 50, will be attending the "Prime Time-Spring Fling" in Cory at the Community Church. Any questions, please contact Carolyn Latham.
If you are not attending church, we warmly invite you to join us for Sunday morning Life Classes and worship service. Life classes start at 9 a.m. and worship service at 10 a.m., evening Praise and Worship at 6 p.m. Casual dress is appropriate. Please see our advertisement in today's Times for more information about our church.
NEW HOPE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH
This week the New Hope Fellowship Church is pleased to have students from the ministry team at ISU bring a dynamic message in music, skits and practical illustrations from the bible. Director of Campus Ministries, Roger Bear will also be ministering along with these students. This special service will be at the regular 10:30 a.m. service.
AND ... don't forget Friends Days on Sunday, April 20 with a dinner to follow with Chester Hapenny providing the music. We know that there are no strangers in town, just friends we haven't met.
Join us as Pastor John will brings a special message on "What is a friend?" from the book of Ecclesiastes. We invite you to join us for a meal afterwards. We are a small, growing church and look forward to making your acquaintance.
We meet for Sunday School 9:30 a.m. - Church Service 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays at 7 p.m. We currently meet in the S.O.S. building, 1 block north of Rt. 40 on Rt. 59.
THE SMALL CHURCH WITH A BIG VISION
Christian Women's Club of Terre Haute
Submitted by Carol Isbell
Christian Women's Club of Terre Haute will hold an "Oldies, but Goodies" luncheon, on Tuesday, April 15, at 11 a.m., at Providence Center St. Mary Of The Woods.
Special feature will be Shadylane Antique Mall, with Jeff Holler, of Terre Haute. Music will be provided by Julia Reed, of Prairie Creek, and the guest speaker will be Mary Haddad, of Adrian, Mich.
Please come and bring a friend. All are welcome. Reservations are necessary by 4 p.m., Sunday, April 13.
Cost is $12.50, inclusive.