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Friday, October 31, 2008

Harmony United Methodist Church

This week we will hear from guest speaker Mary Schroer.

We are continuing with the preparations for the Harmony UMC Homecoming Celebration and Jonah Fish Fry on Nov. 9, from noon to 3 p.m., with a special worship service at 4 p.m. with Myron James.

This has been a wonderful time of remembering former members, pastors, friends and events that have touched our lives and made an impact on eternity. We hope that everyone who has been a part of the "Harmony Family" at one time or another will come and join in on this celebration!

As always, this week 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!


Wow! In two more months, we will be writing 2009 instead of 2008. At least we will be trying to remember to write the correct date.

This is not a hopeless situation, but many times God allows us to face hopeless situations that tries our faith. No matter how close a relationship you have with your Lord, you will not be immune to feelings of hopelessness. We face all kinds of problems in this world.....some at no fault of our own while others are because we are reaping what we have sown. God is allowing these things to happen for your benefit. It is the trying of your faith. If your faith was not tried, you would not grow stronger in our Lord. Instead, the enemy of your soul would come in, destroy your faith,and render you useless for Him. The situations will always come out for your good because God is always there for you. Just have faith in Him.

Tuesday, Nov. 4, is Election Day. Whatever you do, put all your faith in God and go to the polls and vote. If your faith is strong enough, He will help you make the right voting decisions.

Mark Nov. 15, on your calendar. We will be having our annual turkey dinner st Bee Ridge. We will be serving turkey and all the trimmings from 4 till 7PM for just a free will offering.

If you don't know where Bee Ridge Church is just follow these directions. Go west on SR 340. Turn north (right) at Northview High School and go approximately 1.4 miles on Kennedy's Crossing Road or you can go west on Hendricks Street till the road ends. Then turn right. We are at the top of the hill. Now that you know where the church is located, you can come to our Turkey Dinner and return on Sunday for our services. Sunday School for both children and adults starts at 9:30 a.m. followed by Church Services for both at 10:30 a.m. We welcome you with open arms.


The Cory Zion Church will have their 25th annual Turkey Supper, on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 4-8 p.m.

The cost of the dinner is a free will offering. There will be a delivery service available for the Cory, Clay City, Center Point, Saline City and Riley area. Contact the church at 864-2720, for more information.

The church is located three miles south of Cory, off of SR 46.


First Baptist Days of Praise celebrating one hundred years of our church is at its final Sunday. We have been remembering our past throughout October. Nov. 2 we will look to our future as we celebrate our birthday. Mayor Bradshaw will represent our community in recognition of the church's years of community ministry/serv-ice. Pastor Mark will have another prayerfully prepared message and said he is looking forward to a full house. This service will also be Communion Sunday. There are special provisions for children during the worship hour if you want to use them. There will be nursery with Stacey Thompson and a program for children with special needs. Spirit Kids is a program for children up to 3rd grade. Those who participate are dismissed during the regular service of worship. DeAnne Griffin and Jonathan are leaders this week.

We were thrilled to have Rev. Purcell, Julia and Max visit with us last Sunday. The Hospitality Committee had a wonderful breakfast for us and we had a fun time of visiting, remembrance, and viewing pictures. During the 10:30 a.m. service all in attendance were recognized for their efforts to be in attendance. There were those that first came to FBC in the 1930's (Norma Lorenze Bridgewater, Rosalee Plunkett Mullenix, Harold Plunkett, Betty Snyder Plunkett, & Lloyd Plunkett). Those that began attending in the 1940's were Betty Rose Howard, Carolyn Underwood Thompson, Robert Lillyblade, and Charles "Zeb" Mullenix

You are invited to a carry-in dinner this Sunday following service. Meat and drinks are furnished for our birthday party.

The evening schedule begins with AWANA for ages 2 through grade 6 at 5:30 p.m. ABY and Adults meet at 6 p.m. The youth are making plans for the Nov. American Baptist Youth Gathering at Anderson University's Reardon Auditorium. What an exciting opportunity for our youth!

Since you will set your clocks back tonight, you will be able to get an extra hour of sleep and still make it to church!


Peniel United Methodist Church will be serving a Turkey and Roast Beef Supper Nov. 1, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The menu will also include noodles, mashed potatoes, dressing, green beans, corn, salads, desserts and drinks.

Cost will be $10 for adults, $4, children, 6 to 12; and children under 6 will be free.

There will be a bazaar where many crafts will be available for sale.

Carbon United Methodist Church

This past Sunday, each person present was given $10 as his share of the Master's talents. Remember the parable of the master and his three servants who were given so many talents and told to go out and do something with them to make them grow? Well, we are to go out to make our talents grow for the next two weeks. Whatever we come up with will be contributed to the Clay County Benevolence Society. This is a very worthy organization that helps people in trouble such as those who have emergencies come up or those travelers who get stranded in Brazil, those people who need immediate help and cannot get it from other help organizations. A number of the various churches in the area belong to this organization and help fund its work.

The youth weiner roast scheduled for last Sunday evening was postponed to this coming weekend because the weather was so cold last Sunday. It is supposed to be nice this weekend.

Sunday, Nov. 9, will be our Thanksgiving Dinner. It will be at noon following our morning worship service. Everyone is invited. Turkey, dressing, noodles, mashed potatoes, and rolls are provided. Everyone is to then bring a salad, a dessert, or a vegetable.

On Monday, Nov. 17, the Town & Country United Methodist Men will be at Carbon United Methodist Church at 6 p.m. We will provide the meal.

Wednesday, Nov. 19, the United Methodist Church and the Carbon Church of the Nazarene will hold their joint Harvest Service at the Nazarene Church at 7 p.m. The entire community is invited to attend.

Both churches are always open to new people. Please come join us if you don't have a church home.

Church is not a club to join or not join. It is not a click of snobbish people. It is not a place to go to have "fun." It is a place to worship our God and find out more about Him with others who are searching just as you are.


This Sunday Paster Bob Witte will preach his third message in a series of four entitled, "A Piece of Financial Peace-Sovereignty." Worship minister Ryan Freeman will lead the worship team in Wonderful Merciful Savior, to begin each service. Songs that include the congregation include Worship You Forever, Open the Eyes of My Heart, Great is Thy Faithfulness, and Jesus Paid it All. Service times at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with adult Sunday School classes held at both 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Wee Kids, Kid Zone, and Reel Worship are at 9 a.m. Reel Worship, lead by Chris Greg, meets at the Walnut Theater.

On Sunday, Nov. 9, First Christian Church will proudly present: "Freedom" at the 9 a.m. service in honor of Veteran's Day. The community is invited to attend the service.

The program is a cross-generational musical featuring adult, youth and children's choirs combining narrations with inspiring songs including a moving medley of great American hymns, framed by the eloquent words of Franklin D. Roosevelt's famous 1941 "Four Freedoms" speech. The program features a beautiful video background to enhance the program projecting moving images of our nation and her people; past and present.

First Christian Church is located on highway 40 west in Brazil, across from Long John Silver's. For more information call the church office, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., at 812-446-2214.


Little Historic Church at Carbon will be having their First Friday Talent Show on Nov. 7. "Honors Our Veterans" program will start off with a ham and bean dinner at 6 p.m. and our tribute to vets, with John Hubble. John will entertain us with his guitar, his harmonic, his songs and his music.

Everyone is invited to attend.

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church

Father Dom Chukwudi (domojore@yahoo.com) is the Administrator. 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.

To schedule time to see Father Dom, please call the parish office.

We still have some people who haven't picked up their photos taken for the church directory. They are in the secretary's office. Please call and arrange a pickup time.

We will have "Donut Discoveries" again this Sunday. Feel free to join us for coffee, donuts and an interesting discussion on various biblical topics. Our discussion last week was on the differences in Bibles of various religions. It was truly interesting.

The Knights of Columbus are selling Keep Christ in Christmas cards this weekend through Nov. 16. Stop by our table in the foyer of the church. You may also see the cards and pick up an order form in the Parish Center. We will also be selling at Holy Rosary.

Although the parish picnic went fairly well I would like to see it improve each year. If you have any ideas that we may use to improve it please let me know. You can leave me a note at the parish center or email me at the address below.

As with all work on older buildings we sometimes run into unexpected circumstances. Work is being delayed on the steeple while the Archdiocese is being consulted. Hopefully work will continue soon.

There will be an indoor yard sale on Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Kennedy Crossing Bingo Hall, 8990 N. Kennedy Crossing Rd. from 8 a.m. until noon.

We are starting work on a protected entry way on the Bingo Hall. We anticipate it being completed within a week.

If you are a member of Annunciation Church and could spend one Sunday evening a month volunteering for a few hours we could really use you at Bingo. We could use cashiers, bankers and callers as well as pull tab workers. 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. If you don't know whether you would like it or not then just come out and give it a try. Workers are asked to be there by 5 p.m. if at all possible.

Bingo every Sunday evening at Kennedy Crossing. Everyone is welcome. 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.

The church is located at 19 N. Alabama St. in Brazil. Handicapped parking is available in the parking lot between the church and the Parish Center.

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 http://mysite.verizon.net/resolhio/annun...


Well, hello there from the Otter Creek Church. We are now into a very wonderful time of the year. The holidays are just around the corner and everyone is starting to make plans for family dinners and get-togethers. So as we plan our life, let's not forget who is the giver of life, God.. We would be honored to have everyone come out to the Otter Creek Church and worship with us as we together give God the glory for all things that He has made. So please make plans to attend one or all of our services.

Our verse for the week is from Luke 17:15-16 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God. And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks; and he was a Samaritan.

Our calendar for November is: Nov. 3, youth skating, meet at the church at 5:30 p.m., Nov. 8 Men's prayer breakfast at the church at 8 a.m., Nov. 22 Thanksgiving fellowship pitch-in dinner at the church at 6 p.m.

Events for the month of November will be in next week's article. There are going to be some changes in our service times for the month of November and throughout the winter months. Starting the first Sunday in November there will be no evening services. The Tuesday bible study has been moved to the home of Dennis and Myra Holley, at 7 p.m.

Check out our website OtterCreekChurch.com. You will find some neat stuff on it. From our online newsletter to the latest sermons from the sanctuary of the 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 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. 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.


All Saint's Sunday will honor Christians who have died in the last year and are now with Jesus in heaven. We will remember Gretchen Winn, Thelma Wright, Rev. Sam Carlton, Dr. Mark Thomas, Maxine Byers, Ruby Stewart, Clara Ringo, Margaret M. Hayes, Colton Jones, Faith Bays, Mary D. Robison and Clem Bell.

Our sanctuary will be open for prayer on the eve of the election from 3-8 p.m. Come by and pray for for our nation, our people, our candiates, our troops, our economy and our future. Use the Meridian Street entrance, on the west side of the building to gain access into the sanctuary.

Youth in High School and Middle School are invited to a Bible Study at 5 p.m. and Fellowship at 6 p.m.

A free dinner is served each Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Use the south entrance to access Traylor Hall.

May you seek God's wisdom and guidance as you plan your calendar and your finances. I'll see you in church at 201 N. Meridian on Sunday, Lord willing and the creek don't rise.

Join us for Sunday morning traditional worship at 9 a.m. or our contemporary 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.

Seelyville United Methodist Church

We look forward to meeting you at Seelyville United Methodist Church. We are located at US 40 and 2nd St. in Seelyville, one block east of the stoplight.

Please join us for Sunday morning worship at 9:30 a.m. This week Pastor Steve Bahrt will preach on God's enduring love that keeps moving from one generation to the next. We will celebrate All Saints Sunday, as well as confirm three youth into membership. Following worship we will continue our celebration with our 26th Annual Bean Dinner at 11:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided during worship.

MountainTop Bible Study meets on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m and is currently studying the worship practices of ancient Israel.

Share Food orders are due in the church office by noon on Monday, Nov. 3.

For more information, visit www.seelyville umc.org, email seelyvilleumc@verizon.net, or call 812-877-1868.

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