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Church News

Friday, September 19, 2008


The Peniel UMC Homecoming will be Sunday, Sept. 28. Sunday School will start at 9:45 a.m. and the Worship Service will be at 10:45 a.m.

There will be a pitch-in dinner starting at 12:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

An afternoon program will be at 2 p.m. with special speaker, former pastor John Fischer, now with Prairie City United Methodist. The Swearingen Family Singers will be providing special music.

Everyone is invited to attend all services.


Greetings from the folks at the Brazil First Church of the Nazarene!

Celebrate, Celebrate, Celebrate! Make plans to enjoy, eat, reminisce, fellowship and hear great music on Sunday, Oct. 5. We are celebrating 100 years of the Nazarene church world wide and 88 years of Brazil Church of the Nazarene. There will be Life classes, special worship service and a pitch-in-meal immediately following worship service. At 2 p.m. we will have a "Gospel Sing".

All friends and families are invited to join us. Bring a well filled basket of food. Drinks and table service will be provided.

This evening, from 6-10 p.m. in our family center, teen girls are encouraged to attend the "movie and pizza night". It's free and we welcome other teen girls to join our girls for a fun filled evening. If you have questions, contact Haley Bechtel at 446-0371. If no answer, please leave a message and your call will be returned.

Faith Promise Sunday is Sept. 28, during our morning worship service at 10 a.m. Our guests will be Bruce Brim, husband of the late Patti Wetnight Brim and our own Darrel Harrison. They will speak on their Nicaragua experience and share pictures and special music. We will be explaining the Faith Promise concept and presenting our World Evangelism Fund for the up coming year. You won't want to miss this very special presentation! Everyone is invited.

Tomorrow our church ladies will be heading to Fairbanks Park in Terre Haute for the Quilt Show. The show is 12-4 p.m. Thanks to Judy Ehrlich for planning this special event.

Caravan is going strong and still meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. If your child needs a ride please call 446-0371 before 6 p.m. Wednesday. Gina Selby is now Children's Ministry Director.

Our Revival Service starts Sept. 21, and continues through Sept. 24. Dr. M.V. Scutt will be bringing the message nightly. The time of the service is 7 p.m. and everyone is invited to attend any or all of the services.

One of our long time faithful members, Francis Lawhorn, has been at home recuperating after a serious fall. We miss you Francis and our love and prayers reach out to you. Hope to see you in church soon.

If you are not currently attending a church, then we warmly invite you to attend our church and hope you will be delighted you have joined us. It is our sincere desire that you feel the warmth of God's spirit and that you will be spiritually encouraged and strengthened as you worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Life classes start at 9 a.m. and Worship service is 10 a.m. See our church ad in today's paper for times of all our services. Causal dress is appropriate.

Have a great week and God bless.


Apostle Prophet Rick Sergent, West Milton, Ohio, will minister on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Stardust Hills Club House, Cloverdale.

Rick operates in the gifts of the Spirit, strongly in prophecy and healing. He has a timely word for the end-time church. Come and be blessed.

Stardust Hills Club House is located on Stardust Dr., three lights south of I-70 on south 231.

For more information, call Sharon Snider at 812-691-0966 or Mary Ann Steel at 765-795-3734.


Hello Friends. Do you know the difference between conversation and gossip? Personally, I thought they were both pretty much the same thing. I was never quite sure where one began and the other ended. So I decided to do some researching and this is what I found.

Conversation can be divided into four categories according to it major content: conversations about ideas, about concrete objects and facts, about other people (usually absent) and conversations about "me." Each of these types of conversation have its own purpose and expectations attached, and each serves a different social purpose.

Conversation about ideas served to extend understanding and awareness. Conversation about concrete objects and facts primarily serves to consolidate a group world view. Conversation about others present (gossip) serves to boost self-esteem. Conversation about "me" is a means of attracting attention from others.

O.k. so now we know the truth about conversation. Let's hear what they have to say about gossip.

Gossip is idle talk or rumor, especially about the personal or private affairs of others. While gossip forms one of the oldest and most common means of spreading and sharing facts and views, it also has a reputation for the introduction of error and other variations into the information given.

In some offices, you can get fired for gossiping. One Chicago firm decided to become a "gossip-free zone." They required that employees never talk badly about co-workers behind their backs. If you're caught, you lose your job.

A ministry for people in the entertainment business indirectly combat gossip with prayer. Instead of putting down famous people who get in trouble with bad choices, they encourage people to pray for them.

Now remember, the above is not my words. It's just info I gathered from different written sources. Below are my thoughts about this subject.

I thought it was kind of interesting to hear the different meanings between conversation and gossip. I do know that gossip feeds into our natural desires to feel superior to others and to belong or fit in. Keeping gossip out of our personal lives can be a real challenge, but if we choose to love through prayers, our lives can be a "gossip-free zone." We just need to trust and obey our Father.

Bee Ridge Church tries to be a gossip-free zone, but we are only human. We can all help each other. Pastor Jeff speaks directly from the Bible. We are a friendly congregation full of love for God and we want to share that with you. Just follow your nose to Northview High School, turn right and go approximately 1.4 miles. You will find us at the top of the hill on the right side of the road. We'll be looking for you.


Hello again from Eastside Christian Church. Although the weather was not the greatest, we had a beautiful Sunday.

We would like to let Dave, Millie and Ann know how much they are appreciated. It was good to see Lyle and Helen Monnett in our service. We have been praying for both of them, and they are doing well. We want to keep Calvin Callahan in our prayers. He is having a rough time right now. It was also good to see the Pierces back from their vacation, all brown and refreshed. We also would like to welcome the guests that were with us, and hope that they will return.

We have many things going in the church in the next few weeks. A bridal shower for Kelsy Sciotto will be held this Sunday from 2-4 p.m. There will be a get-acquainted dinner for Arlene Hunter and her engaged Roland Barrington on Sept. 27 at 6 o'clock in the fellowship hall.

Also, on Sept. 27, don't forget to pick up your Angel Food Ministry order after 11 a.m.

On Oct. 5, we will be having our Anniversary/ Friend Day. Be sure and invite as many as you can. The Angela Lilly Trio will be with us for a concert at 1 p.m., that afternoon following a luncheon at noon. We would love to have you with us.

If you are not attending church anywhere else, please come be with us. The Mens' Bible Fellowship is taking place at 8 a.m. on Saturdays at the church. The youth group is meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Our Sunday School for all ages is at 9:30 a.m., followed by our worship service at 10:30 a.m. We do offer a childrens' worship for ages 3-7, where they study the Bible on their level. We are a very friendly church, and we are striving to introduce as many as we can to the word of God. All things are only possible through God. We are all sinners and need God to guide us.

Brazil First United Methodist Church

Enjoy fine dining in the 1960's and 1970's atmosphere as the youth group services dinner tomorrow at 5 p.m., in Traylor Hall at the Brazil First United Methodist Church. Support our youth with a free will offering that will help pay for a mission trip.

Come and experience the love of God at Brazil First UMC on 201 N. Meridian Street. Join us for Sunday morning traditional worship at 11 a.m., Sunday school for all ages begins at 10:10 a.m.

For more information go to our website at brazilfirstumc.org


The Rosedale Baptist Church will be having a special guest speaker from Oct. 6-8, 7 p.m., nightly. Located at 116 N Depot St. (two blocks east of the firehouse) Rosedale. Pastor Greg Locke from Global Vision Baptist Church in Nashville, Tenn. will be speaking. Come join us!


Have you pondered the question "Why did Jesus have to die?". That question was answered this last Sunday. Pastor took us to a few different texts to give us the answer. Because of Adam's disobedience and sin in the garden Romans 5:12 says that all of us are born in sin and are dead spiritually. Hebrews 9:22 says that in order for sin to be forgiven blood had to be shed. The animal sacrifices in the OT didn't take away sin, they temporarily covered them.

Hebrews 10 brings the exciting message that Jesus came, shed His blood (gave His life) as the final sacrifice so that our "sins and lawless deeds I will remember no more." That is why Jesus had to die. So your sins and mine could be washed away. Do you know that you can have your sins forgiven? The answer is in the Bible.

We invite you to join us on Sunday at 10 a.m. for Sunday School, 11 a.m. for Worship and at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday and Wednesday night to discover God's Word together. If you are searching for truth or in need of hope, you can find it. Come and find out for yourself.

We are in the process of setting dates for our youth SNAC's (Sunday Night After Church). These are special times for our teens to spend together after church.

If you have any questions about the church, email pastor at pastor@brazil-bible.org or call him at 240-3003. He would love to show you the answers to life's questions from God's Word. We are here to help you know God personally.


Zion United Church of Christ will be having their Fall Fling at the Zion Church Shelter House in Poland on Sept. 28 and Oct. 5 at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend for a hot dog roast, hayride and fellowship. Bring a lawn chair of blanket, but everything else will be furnished.

Take State Road 42 to Poland. Turn south on to Bowling Green/ Poland Road for one mile.

For more information call (812) 986-2461


On Sept. 27 we are excited to hold our Walk in Faith Gospel Fest featuring P150, Crimson Cross and Shiloh which is Gospel Bluegrass. Concessions will be available at 4 p.m. and music will begin at 5 p.m. so come join us for an evening of fun and fellowship! Admission is free but a free will offering will be accepted.

FWC's women's group, Daughters of Zion will be selling concessions including cornbread & beans with all the fixins. Come and plan to spend the entire evening with us!

Remember that we are involved in the Angel Food program. The September menu may be viewed at http://angelfoodministries.com/menu.asp. Please call the church office at 442-1792 for more information.

Wednesday nights have been exciting as we are studying the book of Revelations. Please join us for this fascinating study.

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.


De.light (n) A high degree of enjoyment, expressions of joy, extreme satisfaction.

Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desire of your heart. Psalm 34:4

How can we not find such great delight as our Lord showers us with this wonderful weather? A changing of seasons, an experience of nature to behold is in itself a blessing from God. The recent showers of rain brought the grass back to life and the lawnmowers from their resting place in the garage. The cooler nights have allowed us to open our windows to enjoy the songs of the crickets and frogs. Fall colors will soon settle among the trees and landscapes, fall festivals, marching band contests and football have begun. We shall take this opportunity to delight ourselves in the Lord and His blessings.

Upcoming events to plan for are Saturday, Sept. 27 the youth are planning a canoe trip, everyone is welcome to join. For more information and to sign up please contact Greg or Jaclyn Linton.

If you are interested in supporting/participating in this years Walk 4 Life, supporting the Wabash Valley Crisis Pregnancy Center on Sept. 27, please see Sara Schultz for sponsor forms.

Operation Christmas Child's National Collection Week will take place Nov. 17-23. Churches interested in participating in any way such as helping during collection week or donating gift filled shoe boxes may contact Sara Schultz 986-3513. More information will be provided at a later date.

Union UMC invites you to join us for Sunday School starting at 9:30 a.m. and Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. Union UMC is 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.

Harmony United Methodist Church

This Sunday we will be looking at the Church. Specifically, we will use Paul's letter to the Ephesians (4:1-16) to highlight the call to unity as ONE; one body, one spirit, one Lord, one faith.

The passage focuses on God equipping each person with unique and diverse gifts for glorifying God and reaching other people. In other words, God has something for every one... and we should be working together as the Body of Christ to bring the Good News of the Gospel to all people! We will also talk about the peace and comfort that can be found in developing Christian maturity in the face of the trials and storms of this world.

We want to thank those who cameo out last week for the 2nd Sunday Service. Lisa Walter gave a great devotional and Nancy Breitweiser led the congregation in wonderful worship and praise in song. This week, 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!


First Baptist had an indoor picnic last Sunday. The rains came but they could not wash out our great time of food, fun, and fellowship. We appreciate the efforts of our organizers and those that did the great job of grilling.

This Sunday morning services will begin with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m. All classes are in the ground level Christian Ed. unit. If you need close to the door convenience especially during inclement weather, there is a covered entrance from the back drive.

The young people will practice singing for Oct. 5 performance from 10:20-10:45 a.m. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Mark Thompson has been doing a Christian Parenting series. Nursery is available during both services with Lisa Reyher for Sunday School and Tammy Pearce & Josh during church. Spirit Kids teachers will be DeAnne Griffin and Jonathan. There is also special needs supervision during the worship hour. "Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created." Rev. 4:11.

AWANA begins at 5:30 p.m. There are lessons, songs, food and games, and even activities to take home that can be used for evening devotion time. Classes are PUGGLES (2-3 yrs), CUBBIES (pre-school), SPARKS (K-2nd) and T-N-T (3rd-6th). TEENS also meet with Stephanie Plummer.

Don't forget to see Stephanie if you want tickets for the "What Life Would Be Like Tour" with musical artists Big Daddy Weave, Rush of Fools, and Jason Gray. For the adults there is evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Next Sunday is Fellowship Sunday. Donuts are provided at 8:45 a.m. so everyone has more time to visit until time for Sunday School.

Spread the word, "Days of Praise," our anniversary celebration begins in October. We hope to see you here.


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 will not have Donut Discoveries this Sunday or next Sunday, but it will resume on Oct. 5.

Don't forget that tomorrow we will be having a Blue Mass to honor all of the area emergency service personnel and their families. After mass we will be having a pancake breakfast sponsored by the Knights of Columbus.

On Oct. 25 the Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a picnic for Annunciation and Holy Rosary parishes at Kennedy Crossing. The picnic will be from noon until 4 p.m. with mass to follow at 4:30 p.m. Look for more information soon.

If you are a member of Annunciation Church and could spend one Sunday evening a month with volunteering for a few hours we could really use you at Bingo. Just contact me, Ed Burt at 448-3416 or by email at eaburt48@hot-mail.com or you may contact the church office at 448-1901 and ask to be put on the list.

Bingo every Sunday evening at Kennedy Crossing. Everyone is welcome. We will pay $140 for our regular bingo if we have 100 people at 7 p.m. We had a big winner this week for our $1000 jackpot. Her bingo was on the 54th number.

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.

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church located at 19 N. Alabama St. For more information call (812)448-1901.

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