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Friday, May 30, 2008


Good Morning. I'm assuming that school is out for the most of you. Will things slow down for you now? It's doubtful. Seems like we all have a hectic lifestyle. It doesn't matter whether you have kids to drive to different activities, or if you are retired or somewhere in between the two.

A mind that is still is a rarity in today's world. We are constantly multi-tasking as we are pushed harder to get more done in less time. Having an agitated and racing mind, though stressful and tiring, has grown to feel normal because we have either forgotten or never learned how to experience anything else.

Does this sound familiar? Would you like to have some peace and quiet time in your life? Try meditating. Meditation quiets the mind. It brings stillness into a world of constant motion and noise, offering inner peace and self awareness, yet it costs nothing more than your self-effort and a small slice of your day. How about giving it a try?

In a very short time, you can begin to enjoy the benefits of meditation in your daily routine. You can set your own pace and time. Just try to meditate daily and you should see and feel a big difference.

Pastor Jeff and the congregation invite you to visit us at Bee Ridge Congregational Church. You can find us at 10100 N. Kennedy's Crossing Road. Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m., with church at 10:30 a.m. We welcome visitors.

God bless you all.

Croy's Creek Congregational Christian Church

Croy's Creek Congregational Christian Church will be having a 'Big Backyard' Vacation Bible School on June 2-6 from 6-8:45 p.m.

The Bible school is open to children ages 3-19.

For more information or to register, call 812-986-2797.

Croy's Creek Congregational Christian Church is located in Reelsville on County Line Road, south of US 40.


This Summer Help Your Kids Grow the Fruit of the Spirit!

Christ Community Church will be having Vacation Bible School on June 1-6, from 6-8:30 p.m.

The theme verse is "The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control." ?Galatians 5:22-23

SonHarvest County Fair VBS takes children, first through fifth grade, to the country for some down-to-earth farm fun! Through the examples of Jesus and His parables, children will grow the fruit of the Spirit in their lives: love, joy, peace, patience and kindness.

Your kids will love trying their hand at real-life farm activities, creating their own blue-ribbon arts and crafts, going hog-wild playing fun games, eating farm-fresh snacks, singing down-home songs and watching hilarious skits!

For more information, or for transportation to VBS, call Cheryl at 443-0423.


Saturday, May 31, we will honor our graduating Seniors during worship. Northview High School graduates include: Rachael Packard, Kayla Woods, Robert Johnson, Jacob Sharton, Ryne Barr and Mara Mayle, Greencastle graduate, Janelle Huber, Air Force Academy graduate, Jared Freeman.

The message will be "Now I lay me…" based on Psalm 3. Huber will provide a flute solo offertory, Packard will read Scripture and Woods will share the Children's message.

Join us on Sunday morning at Brazil United Methodist Church, 201 N. Meridian Street, worship times 9 a.m. and contemporary worship 11 a.m.

Fall enrollment for Open Hands Preschool is now open.

For more information contact, 443-2231 or visit the website www.brazilfirstumc.org

Brazil Bible Fellowship Church

Pastor was in Minnesota last week performing the wedding ceremony for his younger sister. But the ministry continued as capable men within the congregation ministered the Word.

Larry Mattick taught the Sunday School class while Jeff Fritz preached in the Worship Service. The focus of his message was from Proverbs 2 and developing godly wisdom. There are a lot of opinions out there but only true, lasting eternal wisdom comes from God's Word.

We are excited to announce our VBS "Wheel of Forever." It will be a great time and we are inviting all children ages Kindergarten through fifth grade completed. VBS will be held Sunday, June 8 -Wednesday, June 11 from 6-8:30 p.m.

We have some plans in the works for Men and Boys cook-out for the month of June and a possible youth canoe outing in July. Stay tuned. In the mean time, we would love to have you be a part of our ministry.

We will be conveying three Bible stories that will reveal particular attributes of God. For further information, contact the church at 442-5008 or Pastor's home at 765-672-6357. We have a lot of fun but most importantly we want our young people to learn about God.

We are located directly across from the Clay County Fairgrounds on SR 59.

Berea Christian Church

Berea Christian Church will be having a Jonah Fish Fry on Saturday, May 31 starting at 4 p.m. All proceeds go towards the Mission Trip to Mexico.

Tickets are $7 for adults, and $3.50 for children 10 and under. Prices include a drink and deserts can be purchased for $1 per item.

Advance tickets may be purchased through the church office or the night of the event.

Berea Christian Church is located at the corner of Billville and Waterworks Rd., Brazil.

For more information, call 448-8698.


ALOHA! Welcome to Outrigger Island! Surf's up, so grab your surfboard and head for the waves! During VBS, kids will know, speak, and live God's truth-Aloha style. Based on Psalm 86:11, Outrigger Island is more than a tropical paradise. It's the place where kids will develop the stability they need to face a world of shifting sands and wavering opinions.

All kids from Pre School to fifth grade can catch the waves on June 2-6, from 6-8 p.m. Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name. Psalm 86:11

First Baptist Church is located at 413 S. Walnut St., Brazil. For more information, call 812-448-8112


The Center Point United Methodist Church will be having a Chicken Noodle Dinner and Silent Auction on Friday, June 6 from 4-8 p.m.

Cost is $7.50 for adults and $4.50 for children. All proceeds go towards the Mission Project.

For more information, call 835-5396.


By Pastor Brattain

Well, hello again from your friends at Otter Creek Church. I cannot believe that the month of May is gone and June is upon us. It gone to show us that we living in a fast-paced world. We live in a world that is really a micro-waved you name it society. We don't get the family around the dinner table for a meal anymore. It is throw something in the microwave oven and hurry-up to eat and then out the door to our other rounds that we think we may have to make. The question that I want all of us to think about is; Do we treat God this way? Do we want a instant relationship with Him thinking that we don't have enough time to develop an eternal relationship?

The verse of this week comes from John 3:16 & 17 [For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world; but that he world through him might be saved.] Really these verses do not need any explaining. God sent His son Jesus into the world that was dying in sin to be the sacrifice for the sins of mankind. But, man rejected Him then and we still reject Him now. Trust Jesus with your life and see the difference that He can make.

For the month of June: June 2-Youth meeting at the church 5 p.m., June 14-Father's Day dinner at the church for men of the church 6 p.m., July 5-Youth car wash at Advance Auto 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Sunday service times; Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship Service 10:40 a.m., Evening Service 6 p.m. Bible study is on Tuesday 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Otter Creek Christian Church is located at 6299 N. Crow Street. For more information contact, 446-5300, or Pastor Brattain at 446-4007, website http://OtterCreekChurch.com.


Terre Haute After 5 cordially invites you to the June dinner event. The speaker for June 17, 2008, is Mary Boling from Avon. Her topic is "Joy Through the Journey." Our special music is Donna Bowles, a very talented soprano.

For more information or reservations, call Joan at 812-877-4012. Cost is $15.


A "Gardens in the Springtime" luncheon will be on Tuesday, June 17 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary of the Woods. Special features will include Janice Thompson of Fruitridge Gardens, Kirsten Webb, Paris, Ill. and Helen Logan, Springfield, Ill. Reservations are needed by Friday, June 13. Contact Doris at 812-466-5637 or Suellen at 812-232-2540. Price is $12.50.

The Prayer Connection will be June 10, at Joan Richardson's, 2376 Brooklyn Dr., Terre Haute.

Harmony United Methodist Church

This week we recognize our graduates from high school and college; Northview graduates Danielle Brinson and May-Gan Mayfield, ISU graduates Michael Maurer and Nikki Osborn, and Ivy Tech graduate Amy Morgan. Great Job!

Again referring to Bishop Robert Schnase's book, "Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations," we will be talking about Risk-taking Mission and Service, and Extravagant Generosity.

We will see how small investments in discipleship and service provide great rewards in blessings. Could it really be true; the one who gives the most is actually the richest?

As a faith community, we are seeking to continually grow in our witness and discipleship so that God may become visible, real, and life changing in the midst of our relationships.

As always, there will be plenty of great fellowship and sharing in joys and concerns. We invite and welcome any who would like to attend! Sunday Morning Worship -- 9 a.m., Sunday School -- 10:45 a.m. Come and join us!

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 p.m. and each Sunday at 7:55 a.m. 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. to noon.

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

There is an indoor yard sale today at Kennedy Crossing 8 a.m.-noon.

There will be a pancake breakfast after mass Sunday, June 1. The breakfast is again sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. There will be a lot of good fellowship and ladies it is a good way to let the men serve you.

VBS is the week of June 16. Plan on having your kids or grandkids attend.

Volunteers are needed to help with Bingo. We are short handed especially with the summer months coming up. We are also looking for volunteers to be on the bingo committee. We meet about every other month and we only meet for about an hour, sometimes a little longer. We need some fresh ideas about ways to improve our bingo game.

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 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.

If you have any church news please email me at eaburt48@hotmail.com by Tuesday evening if you would like it in the paper Saturday.

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

Calvary Baptist Church

That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love ... Ephesians 3:17.

Come join the young people at Calvary Baptist Church as we Dig In God's Word. Come see as we become DinoDetectives (paleontologists) and go all the way back to the beginning of God's creation.

We will dig to learn about dinosaurs and discover answers to the basic questions of life: Who am I? Why am I here? How did this universe get her? Who set the standards and rules for life?

Calvary Baptist will be holding Vacation Bible School on June 2-7, every evening from 6-8 p.m. All young people age 2 through sixth grade are invited.

For more information, please call (812) 443-5531. Come on a dig with us, explore God's creation and let's discover God's Truth!

Carbon Baptist Church

June 1, Jessie Oliver a missionary from Costa Rica will be discussing her work in the mission field.

Vacation Bible School is June 2-6 and the program will be Sunday evening June 8, 6 p.m.

The theme this year is Home Harvest Fair. Transportation can be furnished, please contact 442-7729.

We will be honoring our High School and college graduated June 8.

Father's Day Banquet is on June 16, at 6:30 p.m., in the fellowship hall. It is being catered this year and the fee is $10. Jeff Lee will be the speaker.


Cowabunga! The County Fair starts early this year at First Christian Church's Vacation Bible School.

The roosters will be crowing and the cows will be mooing as the farm prepares for the start of SonHarvest County Fair. Along with all types of farm-type fun, there will be a heapin' helpin' of the Fruit of the Spirit.

Children will learn how to pick kindness, produce patience, sprout joy, grow love and plant peace at this year's VBS.

Vacation Bible School begins Monday, June 2 and runs through Friday, June 6, from 9 a.m. until noon daily.

VBS concludes Friday with an old-fashioned picnic at noon followed by a county fair-style carnival lasting until 2 p.m.

First Christian Church is located on highway 40 west across from Long John Silvers Restaurant.

All children entering kindergarten through entering 5th grade are invited to join us next week at SonHarvest County Fair.

Carbon United Methodist Church

By Mary Egloff

Here comes Vacation Bible School! Again, the Carbon United Methodist Church and the Carbon Church of the Nazarene will be working together.

Carbon Bible School will be held from June 9-13 during 6-8:15 p.m., each evening.

Opening activities will be at the Methodist Church, and then preschool children will be taken across to the Nazarene Church for their lessons, refreshments, games, and activities. Our older children will remain at the Methodist Church for all their activities. Later, the preschoolers will return to the Methodist Church for the closing activities.

Final plans are being made, and it looks as if this year's Bible School will be a great one. This year's theme is "God's Custom Garage." Children will learn that each of them has been custom-made by God and each of them can serve God, and others, in special ways. They are to Love God, Be Ready, Stand Strong, Be Smart, and Love Others.

There will be story presentations, games, interactive skits, refreshments, crafts, and songs. We are looking forward to a great time. Encourage any child, and adults, you know to come join us for this great learning experience. It is always a memorable occasion for all involved.

On Sunday, June 8, while Rev. Rick takes a special vacation, Gideon Speaker Jack Thomas will be speaking. These men are so dedicated and do such great work all around the world that it is always interesting to hear them tell about their worldwide work. Come hear what wonderful things the Gideons are doing in the name of Christ.

Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. with the Worship Service following at 10:30 a.m. You are sincerely invited to come join us any time.

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