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Friday, June 6, 2008

Carbon United Methodist Church

Do you practice your faith or do you practice religion? There is a great difference between the two. Faith is what is in your heart, how you feel about God. Religion is the public display of the things you do to show your faith.

Some people have a strong faith deep within their souls but possibly don't display it. Others are so busy showing others how religious they are that their faith may be fairly shallow. Which is yours?

Last Sunday, we were very pleased to have Travis Fields and his family with us during church. Travis recently graduated from Northview and is preparing to enter the Air Force later this summer. He was presented with a Bible by Linda Grove and the entire congregation extends him their well wishes and hopes that he fares well in his new venture. We also hope that he keeps God close to his heart no matter where he goes.

This Sunday, June 8, we will have Jack Thomas, a Gideon speaker, in the pulpit explaining to us all the far-reaching programs that the Gideons are involved in. It is amazing the things that this organization does.

Come hear their inspiring story.

We are on the last count-down toward Vacation Bible School. It will start this Monday at 6 p.m. There was a joint meeting last Sunday evening that showed that all is on track and everyone is prepared and ready. We will find out Monday! Bring your children for a week of fun and learning. Bible School is from 6-8:15 p.m., Monday through Friday. Friday evening at 7:30 p.m., there will be a closing program. We invite all parents to come and see just what their children did during the week.

On Monday, June 23, the Town & Country United Methodist Men will be meeting at our church. There will be a dinner, a short business session, and entertainment. Encourage all the men you know to be there. This is a very important meeting.

We invite everyone to come to Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. You will go away feeling inspired and uplifted for the coming week! See you there!


It is always great to start the week in church. Have you ever noticed how much better a week goes when you do?

It was good to see Calvin with us. It is also good to hear that Lyle Monnett is recuperating at home. Our prayers are with them and many others who are in need of prayer. We also want to keep the Mitchel and Knierim families in our prayers. ?

Vacation Bible School is next week, Monday through Friday, from 6:30-8 p.m., with the closing program Friday night. We would love to see your children there.

?Congratulations to Becky Doyle and Kehrt Miller, who were married Friday night. ?

Pastor Bill's message last Sunday was on worrying, and how God tells us not to worry. If you are not attending church anywhere else, please come be with us.

Our Sunday school 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 where they learn about God on their level.

We have a Sunday evening service at 6 p.m. and a Bible study and prayer service on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. We love the Lord and would love to have you come and worship Him with us. Until next time, remember to pray.

Brazil Bible Fellowship Church

"Let the little children come unto Me for such is the kingdom of heaven." We are so excited to be hosting our "Wheel of Forever" VBS beginning Sunday night from 6-8:30 p.m. for all children kindergarten through fifth grade completed. We will have a great time, a lot of fun but most importantly, learn about God.

God has given us so much to enjoy but above all, He wants everyone including children to know that the greatest thing in all of life is to know that their sins can be forgiven and be reconciled to Him and look forward to being with Him in heaven forever. That is great news!

Since last Sunday was June 1, we began focusing on another section of Scripture to memorize. We are working on Psalm 103:1-5. God is so amazing. He has done so many things and we should not forget them. Here is what we discovered about God's goodness from the message last Sunday. Here they are in simple statements: complete forgiveness, entire healing, saving us from devastating destruction, showers us with compassion and kindness, constantly and only giving good things, so that we can be re-energized. How should a Christian respond to all these wonderful things?

Adoring and honoring God all the time and never forgetting these wonderful benefits. The psalmist himself did so with all of his being, hoping to never forget God's goodness, and gave the glory to God.

Is your view of God the same as Psalm 103? Do you doubt God's forgiveness or that He is truly a good God?

My friend, then I invite you to join us Sunday at 10 a.m. for Sunday School and for our Worship Service at 11 a.m.

We are located directly across from the Fairgrounds on State Road 59. What you will discover is that we are a gathering of believers who are in the trenches just like you.

We need each other's encouragement to stay faithful because life is tough out there. The reason we can encourage each other is that we know that God's Word is truth. We remind each other of God's promises when we begin to doubt. We share with one another our struggles but offer hope by remembering God's goodness and His constant presence and help.

Let us encourage you this Sunday. Or you can call 442-5008 or email at pastor@brazilbible.org and see how you can have hope and help today.

We are planning a men's/boy's cook out for June 21 at 5 p.m. This isn't just for dads and sons. This is for all men and boys whether single, married, young, old, etc.. You just have to be of the male gender. Make plans to join us at the field next to the church.


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. The cost is $15.


It's Saturday again. It's also June already. Unbelievable how time flies, isn't it? We need to look back and reflect on our own lives.

Are things going the way you would like, or do you have a lot of turmoil and grief? Things just not going so smooth as you want? Maybe you need to make some big changes.

Do you need to get God in your life? Pastor Jeff and the congregation at Bee Ridge Church can help you. Come visit us.

We are located on Kennedy's Crossing road 1.4 miles north of Northview High School. Sunday School for both kids and adults starts at 9:30 a.m. followed by church at 10:30 a.m. Give us a chance!

Wait! Don't leave yet. I'm not through. I know the above is usually how I end this article, but there is more.

This Sunday, June 8, is Homecoming for Bee Ridge church. Weather permitting, Pastor Jeff will have church services outside in the shelter.

J.B. and Melanie O'Neal (www.jbandmel.com)will be worshiping through song and praise. Can you think of a better way to get really close to God?

Directly after church, we will have a pitch-in lunch. The church will furnish the chicken. Everyone else needs to bring a covered dish and/or dessert. Plates and utensils will be supplied.

After lunch, Wes Baysinger will provide us with the history of our church. We welcome you to join us for a good time and good fellowship.

One more thing and then I'll let you go. We wish to congratulate Kenny and Sharon Sanders on their 50th wedding anniversary.

There will be an Open House for them at Bee Ridge Church this afternoon. Family and friends are invited.

God's blessings to all.

Carbon Baptist Church

Our VBS was a huge success; the program will be Sunday, June 8 at 6 p.m.

At our morning worship services we will be honoring our High School and College Graduates.

Father's Day Banquet, June 16 at 6:30 p.m. It is being catered this year with a fee of $10. The speaker will be Jeff Lee.

On June 20, we will be hosting the Emmaus Community gathering at our church. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. the program will start.

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

God Bless;

Carbon Baptist Church

Brazil First United Methodist Church

Unity Worship will be June 8, 10 a.m. in place of the normal two services.

Rev. Gary Scroggins and Pastor Tony Alstott will be sharing pulpits. Rev Scroggins claims it was preordained by God. Pastor Tony claims it is the matter of free will. After worship the two pastors and the congregations of First Presbyterian and First United Methodist Church will gather at Forest Park for a picnic. Whether the event is preordained or a matter of free will, we plan to have a great time.

Open Hands Preschool is now enrolling for the fall.

Church is located at 201 N. Meridian Street.

For more information go to the website http://www.brazilfirstumc.org


It is a busy time for children's ministries as we transition into our summer activities. Our Caravan program now breaks for the summer but not before celebrating a great year.

Last Wednesday night we had an estimated 100 people celebrate the end of the year. The leaders talked about badges the kids had earned, some received goodies from their leaders, and we celebrated the graduation of five girls who will be moving into our youth program. They were: Lindsey Frye, Kaleen Wetnight, Jennifer Bullock, Ashley Jones, and Kayleigh Allen.

Caravan guides Cindy Higgins and Jackie Andrews have spent the last three years leading these girls and pointing them in the direction of Christ, which is our Caravan motto.

After honoring our kids everyone enjoyed eating dinner outside and ended the night with delicious ice cream bars.

Just because we are taking a break from Caravan doesn't mean that Wednesday night fun won't still continue.

We began our Wednesday night summer series "Join God's All Star Team" on Wednesday, June 4 and will continue this through the end of August. Each Wednesday night from 7-8 p.m. we will learn about a different sport and try our hand at it. There will be some of the more popular sports such as basketball and soccer, but we will try our hand at things like frisbee, croquet, and horseshoes. We will even have a cheerleading session each month.

Next Wednesday, June 11 we will have both baseball and cheerleading sessions. All kids ages 4-11 are invited to join us for the fun. If your child needs a ride, please call the church office at 446-0371.

June is the month that we hold our annual Vacation Bible School. This year's Bible school theme is Custom Garage: Loving God, Serving Others.

We will have VBS nightly from June 16-20, 6:30-8:45 pm. Children ages 3-11 are invited to attend. We will have activities for our middle school aged kids too.

We will kick of VBS with a Braz Naz Cruise in on Sunday, June 14 from 5-7 p.m. Anyone may participate in our cruise in and there is no charge. Each car who participates will receive a coupon for two free meals that will be served during the cruise in. There will be a people's choice award presented at 7 pm. The award will include a basket of prizes.

As well as viewing cars there will also be a dunking booth which will cost only a quarter to play. Some of our guests to be dunked are Terry Harrison, Brazil City Chief of Police and one of our city firemen.

We don't have the fireman's name but will let you know who it is next week. The grill will be working overtime grilling hot dogs, brats, and hamburgers. There will be homemade goodies, cold drinks and chips available for purchase too.

Kids can get pre-registered for VBS while at the cruise in, too. The public is encouraged to join in the fun and bring their cars to participate in the cruise in. Got questions? Call Erin Hood at 446-0371.

Just a reminder that our Kidz Klozet is still available to any child or teen who has a need for clothing. The clothing is stylish and in excellent condition. There is no charge for the clothing.

We are always in need of donations of clean, stylish, gently used children and teen clothing and shoes. Call the church office if you are in need or have a donation of clothing to make.

We wish to extend our deepest sympathy and love to Altha Mitchell and family during their time of sorrow. Altha's husband Robert died suddenly this past Sunday morning. Robert was a member of our church. We extend our support and prayers to all the Mitchell family.

If you are looking for a church home we warmly extend an invitation to join us for any of our worship services and if you do join us it our sincere desire that you feel the warmth of God's spirit and that you are spiritually encouraged and strengthened as we worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, together.

Please read our church ad in today's paper for our services and time. Casual dress is appropriate. We offer transportation for Sunday morning services and Children's Caravan Service held on Wednesday evenings at 7pm.

Harmony United Methodist Church

This Sunday we will be studying about the call of Matthew and what is commonly referred to as "the miracle on the way to a miracle" where Jesus heals the woman while on the way to bringing Jarius' daughter back to life.

We will also have a special visit from the "Praise Dog" who made an appearance at Brazil First Presbyterian last week.

Sunday evening we will be gathering again for our monthly "Second Sunday Service" which is a more contemporary format with Nancy Breitweiser leading the worship music.

This month's theme is "The Power of God". There will be a special drama presentation by local area youth depicting Christ's power to redeem us from the traps of life. 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 sharing how God has been working in our lives and community.

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. Second Sunday Service -- 7 p.m. Come and join us!


The New City Gospel Quartet and Live Band is pleased to announce the opening of the HoJo Gospel House on Friday, June 13 starting at 7 p.m. The Gospel House will feature gospel music on a monthly basis, always the second Friday of each month.

Each month's program will offer an "open mic" time, where local singers may bring their backup tape or CD track and take a turn singing their favorite gospel song.

The New City Quartet will be the host of the Gospel House and will serve as the "House Band." Additionally, there will be a "featured" group on a monthly basis. New City will be featured this month (www.newcityqt.com) and the James Family Singers will be featured in July.

Friends and fans of gospel music are invited to attend the gospel event and get involved in gospel singing. There is no admission fee, but a free will offering will be taken to assist with paying the banquet room rental.

For more information, call 812-236-4351.

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