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CHURCH NEWS

Friday, May 9, 2008

BEE RIDGE CHURCH

Happy Mother's Day to all mother's. Hope you have a wonderful day with your children close to you.

Do you ever feel like maybe you haven't always treated your mother with the highest respect she deserves? After all, she is the one who went through the pain in having you, who started you out in life, and the one who got up with you in the night.

It's been said that mothers have the most influence in their children's lives. If your mother is still with you, cherish her with all your heart and let her know how much you love her. That is the best gift that a mother can receive.

A mother's love is a lot like God's love for us. He suffered pain and rejection because of His great love for us. He even gave up his life for us. Some mothers have even done just that in birth.

If you would like to give your mother a special treat, bring her to Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church, the friendly church with a big heart. I'm sure she would enjoy the sermon by our pastor, Jeff Bridgewater, and the traditional and praise music that we sing. We welcome you all.

Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m. followed by church at 10:30 a.m. We will be looking for you and your mother. In fact, feel free to bring all the family.

Blessings to all.

Harmony United Methodist Church

This Sunday will be a busy day! During the morning Worship Service, we will be celebrating Mother's Day, Pentecost, and have a special presentation by Danielle Brinson highlighting her recent mission trip with the group from Northview and Clay City to Waveland, MS.

Sunday evening we will be gathering again for our monthly "Second Sunday Service" which is a more contemporary format with Kevin McCrea leading the worship music and Lisa Watler providing the devotion.

This month's theme is "Praise". We will gather for fellowship at 6:15 p.m. and begin worship at 7 p.m. Following the service will be another time of food, fellowship and what John Wesley referred to as "Christian Conferencing".

We invite and welcome any who would like to attend! Sunday Morning Worship -- 9 a.m., Sunday School -- 10:45 a.m., Second Sunday Service -- 7 p.m. Come and join us!

Way Of The Cross Assembly Of God

Way Of The Cross Assembly Of God in Brazil, is hosting their annual Vacation Bible School, June 9-13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Fun, art, activities and a snack. All done with God's love for your little ones. For more information, call Kate at 812-448-8741, of for a ride, call Felicia at 812-236-9969.

The church is located at 3010 West U.S. 40, about a quarter mile east of Great Dane, located on the south side of the highway.

Brazil Wesleyan Holiness Church

Brazil Wesleyan Holiness Church, located at 520 W. Halbert St., Brazil invites you to join in worshiping God on Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

This Sunday we are having a challenge, if we have 42 people in church, the pastor will preach May 18 from the roof top of the church. If we have 100, Pastor Eric Jude will also preach from the roof top on May 25.

Sunday Services are at 10:30 a.m., Junior church at 10:30 a.m., Youth services are at 6 p.m., and Evening services are at 6:30 p.m.

On Wednesday Bible Study is at 7 p.m. at the church parsonage, 501 W. Halbert St.

For more information, or a ride, call 442-5693.

Carbon Baptist Church

We wish all mothers to have a wonderful Mother's Day. The Mother's Day Banquet went very well, the food and entertainment was excellent. On Sunday, June 1, Jessie Oliver a missionary from Costa Rica will be discussing her work in the mission field. Vacation Bible School will start on June 2-6, the program is on June 8. Theme this year is Sun Harvest County Fair. The youth group is planning a trip to Six Flags on June 21.

We are open every Sunday, please feel free to come and visit, you may want to stay.

God Bless.

FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE

Cassie Hood, daughter of Joe and Erin Hood, attended the Children's State Bible Quiz Meet on April 26 in Middletown. She completed both rounds of competition with a perfect score. She will travel to Olivet Nazarene College in Illinois to compete in the Regional Quiz in June. Congratulations Cassie!

Preparations for our annual Vacation Bible School are in full swing. Mark your calendars as VBS will be June 16-20. Fundraising efforts have already begun and this past Sunday approximately 45 people enjoyed a baked chicken dinner with profits going to our VBS fund. More details about our VBS coming soon.

We are in the last month of our Wednesday night Caravan program. The children are working hard to finish up earning badges before we break from Caravan for the summer.

On Wednesday evening, May 28, the children and volunteers will enjoy a cookout and receive their newly earned badges. While taking a break from Caravan for the summer, the children will enjoy being a part of God's All Star Team. On Wednesday evenings they will enjoy participating in sporting activities, learning techniques, playing the sports, and enjoying cool treats at the end of the evening.

The girls will enjoy a cheerleading workshop one night a month. Children ages 4-11 are invited to join us from 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday evenings.

Van/bus pickup is available to children who live in or near city limits. Call our church office at 446-0371 if your child/children needs a ride.

Our NYI teens will be passing out pamphlets and bottled water today at Walmart from 4-6 p.m. The pamphlets contain information about our church ministries. Haley Bechtel is coordinator of this project.

Today we are having a Mother's Day Luncheon in our Family Life Center. After lunch we will be entertained on the big screen by "Chonda Pierce"! We will be having fun, fellowship and LAUGHTER! Teresa Bechtel is our Women's Ministry Chairperson.

This coming Monday, May 12, the Children's Ministries will once again host a East Side School Teacher Appreciation Dinner. The teachers enjoy taking a lunch break out of the school building and coming to our Family Center for a time of fellowship and good food. This year we will be providing a full salad bar, soup, bread sticks and dessert.

We invite you to attend any or all of our services if you are not attending elsewhere. We will be delighted if you chose to worship with us. It is our sincere desire that you feel the warmth of God's spirit and that you will be spiritually encouraged and strengthened as we worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, together. Please read our church ad in today's paper for times of our services.

We have the notion that we can consecrate our gifts to God. You cannot consecrate what is not yours; there is only one thing you can consecrate to God, and that is your right to yourself. If you will give God your right to yourself, He will make a holy experiment out of you. God's experiments always succeed. Osward Chambers

Have a great week and God bless.

EASTSIDE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

We want to thank those who showed up for the church work day last Saturday. We have several praise reports to mention:

Calvin Callahan is home after undergoing surgery, Lyle Monnett is out of ICU. It was good to see Janice Hiatt with us Sunday. We still want to pray for the French family, Jessica Little, Karen Shrader and Rob Walden. Also, our prayers are with Pastor Bill, who had to fly to Florida to help his parents move out of their home into an apartment. Our prayers are with them, too, for it is quite an adjustment they are making.

There are several of our brothers and sisters celebrating birthdays this month, and we want to recognize them: Ruth Brown, Brandon Pierce, Jackson Brock, Phyllis Scherb, Wilbur Trout and Rachel Gruenholz.

If you are not attending church anywhere else, we want to invite you to come be with us. We love the Lord, and we would love to share His love with you. God loves us all, but we have to open our hearts to Him, so that He can live within 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 during the 10:30 a.m. service for ages 3-7, where they learn about God and Jesus on their level. We have Sunday evening service at 6 p.m., and a Bible study and prayer service on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. We hope to see you soon.

BRAZIL BIBLE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH

God's goodness is truly amazing. That is what the psalmist was conveying as he wrote Psalm 139. Since we are working on memorizing Psalm 139:7-10 in the month of May, Pastor preached on those verses. God's constant presence and care of His children is unbelievable. In verses 7-9, there is no place where a Christian can go that can escape God's presence. He is everywhere. In verse 10 it says that God is always ahead to lead the way and He always has a firm grasp on us, never slipping from His protection.

Another spectacular truth is that darkness cannot keep God from seeing us. Daytime and nighttime are exactly the same to God. We are never out of His sight and care. He is always watching over us. These were the Words of truth proclaimed on Sunday and we wanted to share them with you. The points of application were as follows: Even when you think of feel that you are alone, God is always with you; Knowing that you can never escape from God should bring comfort the Christian and fear to the non-Christian; God protects and watches over His children all of the time.

We always look forward to sharing a summary of the past Sunday's message with you, the readers, because we want to encourage and challenge others to a faithful walk with God or to interest you in Him and to learn more. If you ever have questions or a response please send an email to pastor@brazilbible.org. Your feedback is appreciated.

We not only minister and teach in our Sunday School services at 10 a.m., our Worship Service at 11 a.m. or our Evening and Wednesday services at 6:30 p.m. but we also stimulate relationships through our Youth SNAC which is being held on the May 18 and also through our VBS which is being held June 8-11. Come check us out.

Remember that this Sunday is a special day in which we are reminded and encouraged to honor our mother's. Don't just show appreciation to her but give thanks to God also for giving her to you. Every good thing is truly a gift from Him.

Christian Women's Club of Terre Haute

Christian Women's Club of Terre Haute will hold a "Bunches of Flowers" luncheon, on Tuesday, May 20, at 11 a.m. at Providence Center St. Mary Of The Woods. Special feature will be Bunch Of Ladies Gift Shop, with Heather Wolf, Terre Haute. Music will be provided by Lorre Webb, Terre Haute and the speaker will be Sheron Alexander, Indianapolis.

Please come and bring a friend. All are welcome. Reservations are necessary by Friday, May 16, 2008. Cancellation by 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 18. Call Doris 812-1466-5637 or Suellen 812-232-2510.

Prayer Connection will be at Joan Richardson's, 2376 Brooklynn Dr., Terre Haute, Tuesday, May 13, at 10 a.m.

CARBON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

By Mary Egloff

Happy Mother's Day all you Mothers. Isn't this a wonderful time of the year for a Mother's Day holiday? It couldn't be more beautiful than it is right now. There is a saying that is so true, "May is God's apology for April".

Next Saturday, May 17, will be a big day in Carbon. We will be having our "Music For The Soul Festival". It will be at the Carbon Fire Department's Pavilion from 1-4 p.m. There will be several Gospel bands of different kinds: soul, rock, bluegrass, keyboard, etc. The church will be selling bottled water and pop with the profit going to the Food Pantry. So bring your lawn chairs, get a cold drink, and enjoy the music. It's free.

On Sunday, May 18, the church will be holding a special Charge Conference with Rev. Tom True, our district superintendent presiding. The purpose of the conference will be to vote on permission to incorporate our church. Every person in the least way associated with our church should be at that meeting. It will be during the Worship Service, which starts at 10:30 p.m.

The Administrative Board will meet on the next Monday evening, May 19, to proceed with the incorporation if the church body so votes on Sunday.

The Believers Women's Group will meet on Tuesday, May 20, for their regular monthly meeting.

Starting on Sunday, May 25, the last Sunday of each month will be designated as "Bascart" Sunday. Bring items to help fill the food basket on that Sunday. Whatever is collected will be taken to the Food Pantry.

Vacation Bible School will be held Monday, June 9, until Friday, June 13. There is a lot of work that needs to be done to make it run smoothly. We also need a lot of help. There will be a meeting on Monday evening, June 12, of all who can help. Be there at 7 p.m. with ideas, smiles, and a willingness to help.

Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. and Worship is at 10:30 a.m. We would love to see you there -- especially on Mother's Day!

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.

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.

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.

To schedule time to see a priest please call the parish office.

We are planning on another yard sale at Kennedy Crossing on May 31. It will be held outside, weather permitting. This sale is to get rid of excess at Kennedy Crossing and we will not be selling tables or accepting any items for sale.

Vacation Bible School is the week of June 16.

Volunteers are needed to help with Bingo. We are short handed especially with the summer months coming up.

Mother's Day is Sunday. I plan on having some special prizes for the occasion.

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

Mothers Day, a day to celebrate our mothers, grandmothers, aunts and women we hold very close to our hearts. A day to say I love you, thank you and ponder over the memories of years gone by. Here's wishing you a Mother's Day that's filled with every pleasure, and a future that's as happy as the memories you treasure! The women of Union UMC shared an evening this past Saturday celebrating mothers and daughters. A meal was shared surrounded by beautiful Fiesta dinnerware and a program followed giving the history of Fiesta ware as well as other antiques.

May 18 at 6:30 p.m.. a mission's presentation will be provided "Joy in the Harvest." This program will bring information about the Christian mission in Africa. Donations of various items such as clothing, tools, office supplies, music CD's (in original form/case) are needed. A detailed list of items can be found on the bulletin board.

Vacation Bible School is five weeks away and volunteers are stilled needed in various areas. If you're available on the mornings of June 16-20 please contact Valerie. The music for VBS is available on CD's for the children to take home and learn, also see Valerie for your copy.

We invite you to join us this Sunday as we celebrate Mother's Day. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. and Worship following at 10:30 a.m.

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 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.

Otter Creek Christian Church

Happy Mother's Day to all our Mothers.

Hello from the body of Christ at Otter Creek Christian Church. How the days fly by! Seems like only yesterday that we were writing the church article for last Saturday's paper. We can get so busy with our chores and things that we like to do that we loose sight of God's creation. We have to stop and smell the roses as we go through this life, but watch out for the thorns.

This week's verse comes from Col. 1:12-14 'Giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.'

We must continually remember that no living follower of Christ has arrived. All are "on the road", healthy or unhealthy, and with more or less of a desire to experience the difference that the Spirit of Christ wants to make in their lives. Believers are people who have found forgiveness and hope in a sinful world. At their best, the people of the church are not super-spiritual. They certainly are not super-deserving. They are simply rescued people.

When they are healthy, they live with the attitude of the apostle Paul when he was inspired by God to write these letters to the different churches in the New Testament.

Website:

OtterCreekChurch.com

May calendar of events. May 10, 8 a.m., Men's prayer breakfast at the church

May 18, 10:40 a.m., Guest speaker Brother Jeff Flatter from Clay City will be sharing his trip to Haiti.

No special services on Mother's Day, May 11. Regular services starting next Sunday.

Sunday Service times are 9:30 a.m. for Sunday school for all ages, 10:40 a.m. Worship service, and 6 p.m. evening service. Bible study is on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

For more information call, 446-5300 or Pastor Brattain at 446-4007. Church is located at 6299 N. Crow Street, Brazil.



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