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Friday, June 27, 2008

Carbon United Methodist Church

By Mary Egloff

Our work day last Saturday was a great success. The weather was perfect and we got a lot done...sealed our new ramp, moved a bunch of rock from the front of the church, took down our sign to be redone, and put sealer on the fire escape.

We had several young boys show up Tom Sawyer style and offer to help. They worked very diligently hauling shovels full of rock from one place to another. One even went home to get his rake and shovel. We thank them so much for helping.

The Town and Country United Methodist Men met at our church Monday evening. There were about ten or twelve guests and nine women who prepared the meal. We had a great time.

We are very excited about our first Youth Group meeting this Sunday, June 29, starting at 5 p.m. The kids are spreading the word and we are expecting a good turnout. We will be having pizza and showing the film, "Facing the Giants." This group is for middle school and high school kids.

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

If you don't have a church that you are attending, we would love to have you come try out ours. You might like it; I know God would be pleased.


Hello y'all. This past Monday and Tuesday were beautiful days. Kind of spoiled us, didn't it? Can you believe that the Fourth of July is actually this coming Friday? Time really does fly, doesn't it?

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think about July 4th? Is it the carnival that comes to town? Maybe it's firecrackers, picnics, parades, etc. Have you forgotten what it really represents? Fourth of July is Independence Day, the day we claimed our independence from Britain and the day Democracy was born. Every day thousands leave their homeland to come to the "land of the free and the home of the brave" so they can begin their American Dream.

Don't forget the Fifth Sunday Singspiration at Bee Ridge Church tomorrow at 6 p.m. The Christian band, P150 will be worshiping and praising our Lord through their musical instruments and songs. They sing and play all types of songs. There will be something for everybody. Believe me, you won't want to miss this. They are fantastic!

We also invite you to visit our church for Sunday worship services. We have Sunday School for both adults and children starting at 9:30 a.m. Also, we have church services for both starting at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Jeff and the congregation welcome you with open arms.

God's Blessings.


Who am I and what is my purpose are two of the most important questions one can ask.

Even people with great faith can sometimes wrestle with these questions when difficulty and suffering find us. Perhaps the question we need to ask is "Whose are we?" Even in the most difficult part of our journey, we can find peace knowing that God loves us, God is for us and God is with us. If you are wrestling with life's questions, then let us wrestle together in a loving, supportive community. We are people of open hearts, open minds and open doors.

Join us on Sunday morning at Brazil First United Methodist Church on 201 N. Meridian Street. Traditional Worship begins at 9 a.m. and contemporary worship is at 11 a.m.

Emma Crossen, formerly a writer of the Tribune-Star has joined our staff for the summer. Pastor Emma is a divinity student at Harvard and is working for Brazil First UMC as an assistant pastor.

Open Hands Preschool is now enrolling for the fall.

For more information go to our website at brazilfirstumc.org.


What a busy week we've had at the Brazil Nazarene Church! We kicked off our VBS this year with a family fun day and Cruise In. The public was invited to join us. Kids enjoyed spending time in the jump house and trying to dunk those in the dunking booth. Police chief, Terry Harrison, was a good sport and spent time in the dunking booth. A couple of our teens, Alyssa Hood and Anthony Vanatti, enjoyed cooling off in the dunking booth. We had our friend, Hannah McGinty take a turn as well. Children's worker, Brian Paul, and children's ministry director, Erin Hood, also spent some time cooling off in the dunking booth. Many thanks to Roy Smith and the Center Point fire department for lending us their dunking booth and for setting it up and tearing it down.

We had some beautiful vehicles participate in our Cruise in. The people's choice award went to Al McGinty 1930 Model A. He took home a basket of car related goodies as well as a gift certificate for a free oil change donated by Mike's Muffler.

Good food was enjoyed by all thanks to master chef, Lyman Lints.

On Monday we began our VBS theme - Custom Car Garage. We averaged 88 kids each night. On Saturday we enjoyed a picnic at Harmony Park. We then wrapped up our VBS week with our program on Sunday morning. The children shared the songs and scriptures they had learned with the congregation. Many thanks to our VBS director, Cindy Higgins and to all of the hardworking volunteers who had a hand in making VBS a success.

We now go back to our regular weekly schedule which includes Sunday morning LIFE classes at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. worship service with a special service for children ages 4-11.

On Wednesday nights we have Prayer Meeting at 7 p.m. as well as Youth Group for teens and during the summer months. The children are learning how to be a member of God's All Star Team and will enjoy spending time outside learning about different sports.

Bus/van service is available both Sunday morning and Wednesday evening. Call the church office at 446-0371 if you need a ride.

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 Sat. 6:30 p.m., Sun. 8:30 a.m., Tue. 5:30 p.m., Wed. 9 a.m. Reconciliation is 5:45-6:15 p.m. Sat. or by appointment. Divine Mercy Chaplet: First Sunday each month at 8 a.m.

Each Sat. at 5:55 p.m. and each Sun. at 7:55 am we will be praying the Rosary for our Annunciation Parish Family and Vocations.

Father's office hours are Mon., Tue. and Thur. 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. Mon.-Thur. and Fri. 8 a.m.-noon.

Father Dom is back and was welcomed by the parish with a luncheon at the Parish Center on Saturday

The new Parish Council members were elected last weekend. They are Jerry Rode, Mark Thiemann and Mark Schmalz. Congratulations to you all.

I would like to add a personal note this week. I want to thank everyone for their prayers for me when I had my operation. I surprised a lot of people by going to church 10 days after the operation. I believe that your prayers helped me through it all and helped me to come back as quickly as I have.

We have several spots for advertisements in our bulletin. If you own a business or know of someone who does and would like some inexpensive advertising call Nick Derkacz at 1-800-950-9952 ext 2436 and find out how you can reach 200 plus families with your message.

The Lady Knights sponsored trip to Attica on Wednesday was great fun. We toured Wolf's Chocolate factory and store. We took a short break to eat and visit Ravine Park then we visited St. Francis Xavier Church. We then took a short drive to the water falls at Williamsport and finally finished the afternoon with a stop at Brown's Accents and Candles. Due to a detour on US41 we even went to Bloomingdale and Annapolis. Everyone commented on how relaxing and enjoyable this trip was. Our thanks to Miranda and Cindy for arranging the trip.

Preschool Spring Registration is still going on. There are a few openings left. Check us out, I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised at what our school has to offer.

We are in need of someone who would like to be on the bingo committee. If you are interested contact me, Ed Burt @ eaburt48@hot-mail.com. 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 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.

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.


Wesley Chapel Church will be having a Sandwich and Bake Sale today, starting at 9 a.m. at the Dollar General in Forest Park Plaza.


Well, hello again from the Otter Creek Chrstian Church. I just cannot believe that the month of June is almost gone. It seems that we all get so busy that we miss a lot of the blessing that God has provided for us to enjoy. As we go through life, let's stake time to look around and see this beautiful world that God created for us to enjoy.

Our verse for this week is from Deuteronomy 5:7 Thou shalt have non other gods before me.

This is a verse that a lot of people would not like to hear or read We have a lot of things that people put in front of God as far as being more important to them than a real relationship with God, their creator. Things like money (did I say that?) jobs, work, sports, family, all can become gods to us if we put them before the Most Holy God. For our God is a Jealous God. Nothing should come before Him. We can sometimes put the church before Him. Oh, I would not do that. Sometimes we do just that.

This is our calendar for the month of July. July 5 - Youth Car wash at Advanced Out from 9 a.m. -noon, donations will be accepted, bring your dirty cars.

Just a word of thanks to all that made our VBS program such a success. Our world is truly God's Big Backyard.

Check out our website OtterCreekChurch.com you will find some neat stuff on it. From our on-line newsletter to the latest sermons from the sanctuary of Otter Creek Christian Church to a map on how to find the church.

If you would like you can sign up for our newsletter. Our Sunday services times are 9:30 a.m. for Sunday School for all ages, 10:40 a.m. for our Worship service, our evening service at 6 p.m.

We have Bible study on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and at 7 p.m. The church phone is 812-446-5600 or you can call Pastor Brattain at 812-446-4007.

The church is located at 6299 N. Crow Street Brazil. Come and experience that small church feeling that has a big heart for God. Please consider Otter Creek Christian Church your House of Worship.


Motivation and purpose! This last Sunday we discovered three different ways that a Christian can be motivated to live the Christian life from 2 Corinthians 5:6-15. The first way is that we are to live with eternity in view. We live by faith and not by sight.

What God has promised to us will not be ultimately fulfilled until we leave this life and enter into eternity. But in the mean time we are to have as our ambition that we live pleasing to God. The second way we can be motivated is the reality that we will give an account to God for how we live as a Christian here and now. The fact that God will hold us accountable and be judged ought to bring an element of fear into our lives. The third way is best, most liberating and delightful way of serving. In verses 14-15 it says that the love of Christ constrains or controls us. When one ponders the greatness and vastness of God's love that He has shown to us how can we but not respond by loving service, devotion and commitment to Him. Have you pondered the love of Christ? Are you amazed by His goodness? That reality should have you willingly and passionately motivated to living a faithful, holy life for Christ.

We want to invite all youth entering the 6th-12th grades to join us for a canoe outing on Monday, July 7. We will be leaving in the morning and returning by late afternoon. Call the church at 442-5008 or pastor's cell at 812-240-3003. A phone call would be great so we can make sure that we have adequate transportation.

If you long to study the Scriptures and desire encouragement in the faith, then we invite you to join us at 10 a.m. for Sunday School, 11 a.m. for Worship or Sunday or Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. We would love to encourage you in the faith or share the Truth with you so that you can know God personally and be saved. You can email pastor as well at pastor@brazilbible.org. The church is located directly across from the Clay County Fairgrounds on 59.


Community Missionary Church would like to invite you to our Vacation Bible School Block Party on Saturday, June 28. The block Party is from 3-5 p.m. and cotton candy, popcorn, snowcones, games and prizes are available.

Tell you friends... Everyone is welcome! We are located on 21 W. Pinckley St. Brazil, Indiana 47834.

Harmony United Methodist Church

Getting your message across in the simplest, most "user-friendly" manner is always good for business. When Jesus began his own Galilean mission, wandering the familiar countryside, speaking to both his disciples and to the crowds, Jesus kept it simple. No matter where he was or to whom he was speaking, Jesus specialized, not in hocus-pocus holiness or wham-bam miracles, but in simple presences of divine love, compassion and concern for all creation.

This week at Harmony we will be talking about simply sharing a sip of water with someone who is thirsty.

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!


Come Join Pastor Jimmy Dowers and "Way of the Cross" Assembly of God Congregation Sunday, at 10:30 a.m. in a service honoring our servicemen this Fourth of July season.

Each branch of the service will be recognized.

Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. and evening service will be at 6 p.m. Come share a time to honor our service men. We are located just past Great Dane on the south side of road.

Christian Women's Club of Terre Haute

Christian Women's Club of Terre Haute will hold a "Putting the Pieces Together" luncheon, on Tuesday, July 15, at 11 a.m. at United Methodist Temple, 5301 S. US Hwy 41, Terre Haute. Special feature will be Lori's Pins 'N Needles with Lori Bridwell, of Paris, IL. Music will be provided by Cindy Thomas, of Terre Haute and the guest speaker will be Leslie Essner, of Cape Girardeau, MO. Please come and bring a friend. Reservations are necessary by Friday, July 11, $12.50 inclusive. Call Doris at 812-446-5637 or Suellen at 812-232-2540. Prayer Connection will be at Jeanne Handrick's, 2787 Midwestern Gas St., Paris, IL on July 8, at 10 a.m.

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