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Friday, July 25, 2008


There will be an ice cream social on Saturday, Aug. 2 starting at 4 p.m. at the North Union United Methodist Church, SR 42 at the Vigo-Clay county line.

Homemade ice cream, sandwiches and a salad bar will be available. The public is invited to attend. A free will offering will be taken.


Hi there from you friends at the Otter Creek Christian Church. This week we would like to help you understand that God has removed the barriers that prevent us from having a relationship with the Creator.

If we believe what the Bible says, God has not abandoned us; we have abandoned Him.

According to the bible, the creator of the universe went to the Cross and died for our sins so that we could be made right with God. 1st John 4:9 says: In this the love of God has manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.

What a powerful thought, The Creator hanging on a cross, dying for people who were living on death row under the sentence of eventual judgement and death. He gave His life so that others could live, not in their own merits but by the merits of the perfect one who died in their behalf.

On July 17, Brother Rick Cannon will be the guest speaker for the morning and event services.

Check out our website www.OtterCreekChurch.com you will find some really neat stuff on it.

From our on-line newsletter to the latest sermons from the sanctuary of the Otter Creek Church. There is even a Map to show you how to get to the church. If you life, you can sign up for our newsletter.

Our Sunday Service times are 9:30 a.m. for Sunday School for all ages, 10:40 a.m. for our worship service, our evening service starts at 6 p.m. We have Bible study on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 a.m. and Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. You can contact the church at 446-5300 or Pastor Brattain at 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. hope to see you this Sunday.

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

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 800-950-9952 Ext. 2436 and find out how you can reach 200 plus families with your message.

We wish to thank all of the people who give their time helping us around the parish. In this day and age when most of us have hectic schedules some people manage to give more of their time helping where ever they can.

As usual we are in need of more volunteers. We can use people in every aspect of our personal ministry to the Church and the community. We can use greeters, and ushers, servers, lectors, and Extraordinary Ministers. We can use people at our bingo and at our new Prayer Ministry for the sick. We can use people to prepare food for funerals and we can always use bingo bakers. Please pray on this and see if you can find it in your heart to give a little more.

We are starting a new Prayer Ministry and as always can use more volunteers. We are going to be going to the chapel at St. Vincent Clay Hospital to pray for the sick, the caregivers, the doctors, and the families of the ill. We are praying for those needing prayer. Remember sometimes we are the only ones praying for those who have no one else to pray for them. To find out more information please call Laura and Dan Thompson or Mark and Gayla Thiemann.

This fall we are starting a new program called "Donut Discoveries" that will be a 15 or 20 minute informal discussion on various topics of interest within the church. This will be held after Sunday mass along with coffee and donuts. If you would like to lead a discussion please call Jennifer Buell or Marsha.

Bingo Sundays at Kennedy Crossing. Everyone is welcome. We will pay $140 for our regular bingo if we have 100 people at 7 p.m. If that occurs we will throw out any special games we had planned and just play for the $140.

We play 10 speed games starting at 6 p.m. each and every Sunday and our Early Bird games start at 6:30. 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.


Ouch! I just bit my tongue again! I'm sure you've all said that at one time or another. Although the tongue is little, it can be very destructive and hurtful. There is nothing small about the damage it can do. It's like the small spark that sets a big forest on fire. I'm sure you've all heard that "sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me." That is so untrue. Words may not hurt you physically, but once spoken they cannot be taken back. They could linger in your mind forever. So if you are in a heated discussion with someone, it would be wise to bite your tongue than to speak words you may regret. Words that could lead to the end of a wonderful friendship. If you don't want to bite your tongue, just take a moment to pray and ask God to help you. He will be there for you.

We, at Bee Ridge Church, will definitely be there, too. Come visit us. We are the little country church that is full of the spirit of God. Just turn north at Northview High School and go approximately 1.4 miles. We are the little brick church at the top of the hill. Sunday School for both adults and kids starts at 9:30 a.m. followed by church services for both at 10:30 a.m. See you Sunday.

Carbon United Methodist Church

Come to the Carbon Park today for our annual Church In The Park.

It will be just an old-fashioned summer picnic. There will be games for the young folks and lots of food and good visiting for everyone.

There will be hot dogs, chips, brownies, watermelon, cold drinks, and much more. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the afternoon. It all starts at 4 p.m. at the Carbon Park!

This Sunday will be our monthly youth meeting. Spread the word to all kids middle school and up. We are looking forward to a great time! It will start at 5 p.m.

Our 51st Homemade Ice Cream Social is coming up fast. It will be on Friday, Aug. 8, beginning at 4 p.m.

There will be homemade ice cream of course, but also homemade BBQ sandwiches, our famous pimento cheese sandwiches, hot dogs, salads, desserts, drinks, and strawberry shortcake.

What a feast! Come out and spend the evening. We will have something good to eat for everyone!

Join us tomorrow morning for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and Worship Service at 10:30 a.m.

Church is not for saints but for all us lowly sinners who fall short when compared to Jesus Christ. There is a saying, "Quit griping about church. If it was perfect, you couldn't belong." So, join those who know they have sinned but who are trying hard to be better.


The Church of the Living Christ will be having Vacation Bible School Aug. 4-8, from 6-8 p.m. Children kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to attend. On Friday evening there will be a wrap-up program and hot dogs.

Sunday morning service is at 10:30 a.m. each week.

The Church of the Living Christ, a full gospel church, is located 1 blocks north on Harmony Rd.

For more information, contact Pastor Ernie Phillips at 765-653-9284.


Family Worship Center of the Wabash Valley has some exciting things going on! On Aug. 2 at 10 a.m. we will be distributing over 100 backpacks filled with school supplies to any Clay County student entering kindergarten through fifth grade!

We are excited to have joined hands with many local businesses in bringing this blessing to our area students. This is a first come, first serve basis so arrive early. Punch and cookies will also be served!

We have stepped out in faith clinging to the scripture, Luke 14:23 And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.

Remember too that we are involved in the Angel Food program. We will be taking orders until Monday, Aug. 11 for the August menu which may be viewed at angelfoodministries.com/menu.asp.

Pick up will be Saturday, Aug. 23. Please call the church office at 442-1792 for more information.

On Sept. 27 we are excited to hold our Walk in Faith Gospel Fest featuring P150, Crimson Cross and Shiloh which is Gospel Bluegrass. Festivities will begin at 5 p.m. so bring your lawn chairs and come join us for an evening of fun and fellowship! Admission is free.

FWC's women's group, Daughters of Zion will be selling concessions including cornbread and beans. If it rains we'll just move inside!

Pastor Larry Richmond and the congregation of Family Worship Center would like to extend an invitation for you to attend services with us this Sunday!

Our morning service will begin at 10 a.m. and the evening service will begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening offers a Bible Study for the adults and youth activities at 7 p.m We are located at the corner of US 40 & Staunton Road. Don't just watch us grow, come grow with us!

Second Annual Jesus Fest

The second annual Jesus Fest will be on Aug. 8. There will be live gospel music from: Upper Room Experience, Generation Acts, Wabash Valley Youth Choir, Guided Hands Sign Team, Christ Temple Choir, First Apostolic Sign Team and more!

Gates open at 1 p.m. and music from 3-11 p.m. at the Forest Park Pavilion in Brazil.

Join us for family fun, food, and worship. Free Admission with a freewill offering.

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