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Friday, August 22, 2008


Faith Southern Baptist, SR 246 Clay City, will host The Crist Family from Maynardville, Tenn. on Sunday at 7 p.m.

Since coming onto the scene in 2005, The Crist Family has recorded five CD's and a "Crist Family Live" DVD. Every song released to radio has charted on the top 80 Singing News Charts. They have made appearance on several Gospel Music Television networks and have sung in a variety of venues in 25 different states.

The Crist Family has several top five and top 10 nominations for Horizon, Breakthrough, and New Artist of the Year awards from the various Gospel Music publications.

Through it all, their greatest desire has and always will be to strive for musical excellence in ministry and follow the call of God has placed on their lives "to live and encourages many people as we have time left on earth and share the peace and joy of having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ."

There will be no admission charge. A free will offering will be taken. For more information call, Elmer Sinders 812-939-2766.

Union United Methodist Church

Union United Methodist Church invites you to join us this as Reverend Andy Charnstrom brings a message focusing on the words "Faith" and "Faithfulness". The meaning of these words and how they can be seen either to conflict or to fit together, these words fit together if we see ourselves as mutually reliant with God. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. offering a class for every age and Worship follows at 10:30 a.m.

Following the worship service there will be a dinner in recognition of Reverend Andy and his wife Donna as a way to say welcome to Union UMC and our community. Members of the church are asked to bring a salad or vegetable and dessert as well as table service.

Looking ahead at the calendar of activities our annual Sunday school picnic will be held Sept. 14 at Hawthorne Park in Terre Haute. The morning will begin with devotions and baptisms and bible study followed by a pitch in lunch and skits. Please plan to attend this fun day.

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.


Hello Everyone. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all who came to our Ice Cream Social last Saturday evening.

It's wonderful how the residents of Brazil and the surrounding communities are willing to support others. Most of all, I would like to thank our Father who provided us with the most beautiful day possible for an outside event. Isn't he so awesome!!!!!!

We would like to invite you to another event we will be hosting on Aug. 31 for our Fifth Sunday service starting at 6 p.m. that evening. J. D. and Melanie O'Neal, Martinsville, will be praising our Father by singing their Christian songs. As I've mentioned before, it will certainly be worth that "itty-bitty" drive to Bee Ridge to listen to them.

We seem to be getting visitors at our church about every Sunday. Most of them have been returning to become a part of our church family. God is truly blessing us. So if you haven't visited us yet, come on out this Sunday.

We have a wheelchair ramp and handicap facilities on the main floor of the church. We provide Sunday School classes for the adults upstairs while the kids have their Sunday School class downstairs. Both Sunday School classes start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 10:15 a.m. Then we have church upstairs and Kidz church downstairs at 10:30 till 11:30 a.m.

Our church is easy to find. Just take State Road 340 to Kennedy's Crossing Road (Northview is on the corner) and go north approximately 1.4 miles. You will see our little church at the top of the hill. We look forward to meeting you.

God be with you now and always.


Heaven is where Christians hope to go after they die. Pastor Tony Alstott concludes his series on Revelation on Sunday, Aug. 24 discussing how people reach heaven.

Porter Wayne Jones, son of Jeremy and Amy Jones will be baptized.

Come and experience the excitement of Brazil First on 201 N. Meridian Street. Join us for Sunday morning traditional worship at 9 a.m. or our contemporary worship at 11 a.m.

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


A typical question that people ask is "What is God's will?". Over the last two weeks we have been answering that question in relation to one's finances.

The first message focused on how much the Lord addresses the topic of finances. It is amazing how much the Bible does touch on this issue.

This last week the sermon took a Q & A approach. The first question was: "What am I to give?" The answer was that one should give of the first fruits. In other words, one should give to God first before doing anything else. There were several passages mentioned that established that priority.

The second question was "How much?". The answer was based on the teaching in the Old Testament as well as from New Testament principles. The minimum that one should give is ten percent.

From 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 it was clear that however much one would give it should be intentionally (thought through), generously and cheerfully. Sometimes Christians can think that it is impossible to give or that those who are richer are the ones who are to give.

But Proverbs 3:9-10 clearly proclaims that we are to give from all that we receive. It doesn't matter where you consider yourself financially. We are to honor God by giving a portion of all that is received. There is a most wonderful promise in verse ten. God promises to bless and provide abundantly.

The last question was "Why should I give?". 1 Chronicles 29:14 gets right to the point. Everything that I receive comes from God. Many people don't realize that their faith is to impact the handling of their finances. Are you doing God's will with reference to your finances? Well, now you can. Why not get going on it today.

There are some exciting things that God is doing at Brazil Bible Church. You can now listen to the Sunday morning messages online. Go to our website www.brazilbible.org and click on the audio/video downloads. If you listen to a message, give pastor some feedback. If you have a question, he would welcome those as well. Right now he is doing a series on finances. Sunday's message will be on why we can trust God to provide our needs especially when we aren't sure we will have the funds and we are supposed to tithe.

We want to invite you to special event on Sunday September 7th at 4:30. We are hosting our fall Friend and Neighbor cookout. We would love to have you join us and be our friend. There will be food, a variety of games and a time for singing and a devotional. This would be a great opportunity to get a glimpse of BBFC.

Don't have plans for Sunday? Then join us. Sunday School is at 10:00, Worship is at 11:00 and the Evening Service is at 6:30. If you have any questions, call Pastor Gordon on his cell at 240-3003 or email him at pastor@brazilbible.org. God has made Himself known and you can know Him and His will. The Bible has the answers for all of life and godliness.

Carbon United Methodist Church

When Jesus returned and joined his disciples, they were very astonished and couldn't believe that it was really Him. In their wonder, they asked, "Is that you, Jesus?"

When Christ enters your heart, you are so changed in the way you think and act that your friends will also, in amazement, ask, "Is that REALLY you?" Yes, it will be you. You will no longer want to be your old negative self, but someone new and positive. It's not a completely free gift, however. God will do His part, but you, yourself, will have to work at being that new person also. But what a new way of living that will be!

The Administrative Board met Monday evening. On Sept. 16, at 7 p.m, Gary Shaar, a consultant on small churches from the Conference, will be at our church to discuss "small church issues" with our church, Epworth, and Harmony.

Hopefully, new ideas for small churches will come out of the meeting. This is not just for the church leaders. Everyone from these churches who care about them is encouraged to attend.

The new sign is up in front of the church and looks so nice. Clover Signs of Brazil did such a nice job making it and installing it for us.

During the Van Buren Volunteer Fire Department's annual fish fry, on Saturday, Sept. 20, our church will again have a Bazaar, a Quilt Show, and a Kids' Karnival. We encourage all our church people to gather things up for the Bazaar and to dig around in their grandma's trunks for quilts to show. Plans for the Kids' Karnival are moving right along, too.

Our annual Homecoming will be the following day, Sunday, Sept. 21. We are inviting all people who have attended the Carbon United Methodist Church in past years and have either moved away or transferred to other churches. Let's make this one a big one!

Remember, Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. and Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m. We hope to see you at church this Sunday.


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

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

Father's office hours are Mon., Tues. and Thurs. 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. -Thurs. and Fri. 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 1-800-950-9952 ext 2436 and find out how you can reach 200 plus families with your message.

We have a new parish secretary. Laura Thompson will be working afternoons in the parish center. Laura is a terribly busy woman, she is still going to work as a hair stylist and she teaches CCD. She has twins to take care of, she is sponsoring a couple of people that wish to join our Church and I am pretty sure she still makes time for her husband. I know that I left out some of the other things she does, but you get the idea. If you are around the Parish Center in the afternoons stop by and wish her well.

There will be a Knights of Columbus meeting this Monday at K.C.

This fall we are starting a new program called "Donut Discoveries" that will be a 15-20 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.

Annunciation Angels Preschool classes will begin Aug. 25 for the 4-5 year olds and Tuesday, Aug 26 for the 3-4 year olds. We are looking forward to a great year. If you have not received your information package please call Jane Osborn at 446-1322.

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 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 The church has a website at mysite.verizon.net/res-olhio/annunciationchurch


Well, hello again from the Otter Creek Christian Church. How fast this summer is flying by. Our kids are back in school. Are you still praying for them as well as the teachers, the last big weekend for family vacations is coming up, Labor Day. Then, when all this is over, we must start getting ready for old man winter that is just around the big corner. I don't mean to be a party pooper, just stating facts. But to God be the Glory for the changing of the season. If the weather was the same all the time, it would be kind of boring to me. God made all of us different in very special ways and he gave all of us gifts and talents to use for His glory.

Our verse for the week comes from 2 Corinthians 12:12: For as the body is one, and hath many members and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

We are all one in Jesus. It makes no matter what the name of your church is, if you believe that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and no man can come unto the Father buy by Him. Then you are a very important part of the body of Christ.

Ice Cream and More Ice Cream. We need help eating all this good homemade ice cream out at Otter Creek Church on Sunday, starting at 4 p.m., and going until there is no more ice cream. There will be games and entertainment and lots of good homemade goodies for eating. So come and help us out. And the best part is that it's all FREE. Yes, you read it right here, I said FREE. come and check it out.

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 is at 6 p.m. We have Bible study on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

For more information call the church at 446-5300 or Pastor Brattain at 446-4007, or check out our website at Check out our website OtterCreekChurch.com.

The church is located at 6299 N. Crow St., Brazil. Come and experience that small church feeling that has a big heart for God. Hope to se you this Sunday.


Sunday, Aug. 24 will be a busy day at First Presbyterian Church and we invite everyone to join us. The day will begin with the Open Door class for men and women meeting at 9 a.m. with Bob Nicoson as leader. They will be studying the book of John.

At 10:30 a.m. the Service of Divine Worship will be a very casual one as we welcome the musical group Graybeard to the leadership of the service.

Graybeard has toured throughout the Wabash Valley in the past four years and have entertained and inspired several thousand people during that time. They will be featuring three new songs this Sunday and look forward to being part of God's worship.

After the service we will be serving sandwiches and sundaes in Fellowship Hall. Join us for some food and fellowship!

The Rev. Gary Scroggins and the entire congregation extend an invitation to all members of the community to join us at 210 North Walnut Street in Brazil. More information can be obtained by contacting the church office at 446-2415.

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I wish Annunciation would change it up a little as every time there's a church news article, seems like they simply send in the exact same content.

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