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CHURCH NEWS

Friday, November 21, 2008

ANNUNCIATION 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 will have "Donut Discoveries" again this Sunday. Feel free to join us for coffee, donuts and an interesting discussion on various biblical topics.

Please return your Parish Stewardship Intention Card with the United Catholic Appeal Intention Card attached as soon as possible. If you don't feel you can give any time or money just sign and return them to the church. We are calling people to offer assistance with filling them out and to answer questions you may have. Now is the time to volunteer to help.

With the current economy and high unemployment in the area, many people do not have enough food. You can help by bringing any non-perishable food items to the Parish Center Sunday or Monday.

We will be making food baskets and distributing them Tuesday or Wednesday. Any donation would be greatly appreciated.

There will be no Thanksgiving Mass at Annunciation. Mass will be at Holy Rosary at 8:45 a.m.

The mass schedule for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at Annunciation is 10 p.m. and 10 a.m. respectively. Mass at Holy Rosary will be 6:30 p.m. with Father Joe on Christmas Eve and 8:30 a.m. with Father Dom on Christmas Day.

The Knights of Columbus will have a meeting this Monday at 7:30 p.m. and there will be a rosary at 7:10 p.m. The Knights signed up three new members in October and November. If you would like to become a Knight or know of anyone that might be interested in becoming a Knight please see any Knight at Annunciation. If you don't know who we are just come to the Donut Discovery and there will usually be several there.

We will go smoke-free at Kennedy Crossing on Dec. 1, 2008. Three protected smoking areas are available on the West Side of the building for those who chose to smoke. We will be the largest smoke-free bingo hall in the area. Now is the time to volunteer to work after we go smoke-free.

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.

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...

EASTSIDE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

Hello again from Eastside Christian Church.

First of all we would like to let you know that we are the official site for Angel Food Ministries. We will be taking orders, and they will be distributed at our church. Any person or family looking for quality food and wanting to stretch your food budget is welcome to order. There is no criteria that you have to meet. This program is for all. Food stamps are accepted.

Why are we doing this? To minister to our church family and our community. This is quality, name-brand food which Angel Food Ministries buys from major food companies produced in large quantities, just to pass the savings on to you.

Next week I will provide the dates that you can order for December. This Saturday, Nov. 22, is the pickup date for this month. Some of the items that are included in a regular box for $30 are noted below: Beef Roast, chicken tenders, chicken breasts, pork chops, beef patties, hot dogs, carrots, green beans, rice, steak-cut fries, milk, mac and cheese, chicken broth, corn muffin mix, eggs and a dessert item. These items vary from month to month, but this gives you an idea of the food available.

If you would like more information about this ministry, we would love to talk to you.

We will give the dates that we will have a table set up at the church for ordering next time, but if you have any questions and want to talk to somebody about it before then, please feel free to call either 765-672-6363 or 812-448-1030.

We had a beautiful Sunday. Attendance was a little low, but fellowship was great. Ann did a great job with the music, but Millie was missed on the organ.

Pastor Bill and his family will be gone this Sunday, and Jonathan will be bringing the message. Come be with us and hear Jonathan's message.

We still have many people needing prayer, so please pray with us. Also, remember Thursday is Thanksgiving. What are you thankful for? Let God know.

Our church is located directly behind Hardee's on Church St. We would love to see you tomorrow. Until next time, have a blessed Thanksgiving.

Carbon United Methodist Church

If you've been shopping lately, you will have seen that the stores are already ready for Christmas. Are you? I don't mean do you have your shopping list made out and your decorations up. Are you ready for Christ's Mass ... for welcoming Christ into your life ... for preparing yourself for His birthday celebration?

Unfortunately, most of us get so caught up in the Christmas hubbub that we forget what it is really about. Let's each individually remember Christ in our plans.

Last Monday evening, the Town & Country United Methodist Men met at our church. There were about thirteen men present. They enjoyed a good meal cooked by the ladies of the church and then had their meeting which included singing some Christmas hymns. Chester Hapenny, the pianist, really got the men to singing!

Last Wednesday, the Carbon Church of the Nazarene hosted a Harvest Service that included the Carbon United Methodist Church. The service was great, the fellowship with each other was great, it was great to get together to worship our one God and thank Him for all of the blessings He has sent our way this year.

I know, we are all groaning and moaning about the mess the world seems to be in, but stop, change your attitude, and list all the good things that happened to you this year. You will be amazed at how many you can remember.

Here comes Christmas ... and the church is getting into the holiday bustle right along with everyone else. Presently, we are collecting more "talents" still from our "talent search" a couple of weeks ago. We are also filling three baskets with baby goods to distribute to new babies in town. I also want to remind everyone that tomorrow is Food Pantry day in which we bring in goods to take to the Food Pantry.

Advent will begin on Nov. 30. This is the four weeks before Christmas in which we prepare ourselves for the coming of Christ.

The church will be passing out Cheer Plates to homebound folks again this year. We will be putting them together on Saturday, Dec. 13, at 3. p.m. They will then be passed out on Sunday morning to the congregation for them to deliver on Sunday. Start getting your candy, cookies and goodies ready.

Christmas Treats will be passed out on Sunday, Dec. 21, the Sunday we will celebrate Christ's birth.

There will be a Christmas Eve candlelight service on Thursday evening, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m.

Come join us in celebrating Christ's birthday this year. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. and Worship Service starts at 10:30 a.m. You will be warmly welcomed.

BEE RIDGE CHURCH

Good Morning. All of us at Bee Ridge Church would like to thank all of you who came to our Turkey Dinner last Saturday. In spite of the cold day, we had a great turn out.

We really appreciate the support of the surrounding community and towns. Wasn't the food delicious? Not only do we have a lot of good Christians in our church, we also have a lot of good cooks and dedicated workers. We would like to give a special thanks to Kelly and to everyone who helped make the dinner a huge success. God has really blessed us and we are truly thankful to Him.

Have you ever given thought about the words "Thank You?" These two words are among the most important words we can speak. However, while it's important to be grateful, there's another side of "thank you." It needs to be given in all sincerity. It's important that it includes all who give. We should not expect anything in return ... not even another thank you.

The other side of "thank you" is a pure heart that reflects God's perfect love for us. This coming Thursday will be Thanksgiving Day. We must take time to thank our Lord for making this possible by thanking Him for all he has done for us.

Don't forget that the day after Thanksgiving will be the parade for Christmas in the Park. Again we will have a float in the parade. Come to the parade and look for us. There are always a lot of beautiful and original floats.

On the Sunday after Thanksgiving, we invite you to Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church to share with us as we thank God for faithful provision for our needs.

On Nov. 30, we will be having our Fifth Sunday Singspiration which will start at 6 p.m. We have a lot of talented people in our church who will be performing that night. If you have a special talent, feel free to be a part of the program. If not, please come and join us anyway. We'll be looking for you.

Take care and God bless.

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH

First Christian Church is gearing up for the holiday season. This Sunday members will pickup and distribute about 150 food baskets to people in our community for Thanksgiving dinner.

Services are at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. and Pastor Bob Witte's message is based on John chapter 6, "Feeding the 5000." Songs, lead by Worship Minister Ryan Freeman, include Forever, Days of Elijah, Holy is the Lord, and Nothing but the Blood.

The Cross Seekers, a group of middle school students will sing Mighty to Save. Reel Worship at the Walnut Theater for middle and high school students meets at 9 a.m., lead by Chris Gregg.

Regular Sunday school for pre, and grade school ages is at 9 a.m., and Adult Bible classes are at both 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at the church.

Dec. 5-7 from 6-9 p.m., FCC presents "The Journey." You are invited to step into first century Bethlehem, meet the people, and visit the marketplace. See the Roman soldiers, the scribes, live animals and shepherds. Hear the angles, visit with the Wisemen, and encounter many others along the way to Mary, Joseph and Jesus. More information is available on First Christian Church's web site, fccbrazil.org, or by calling 446-2214.

Harmony United Methodist Church

As we get ready for Thanksgiving, we are reminded of Paul's Prayer of Thanksgiving he sent to the believers at Ephesus and the surrounding area. Even though it had been four years since he had been with them and a lot of things in his life had changed, he took time to stop and thank God for them; their faith and their love for others.

Paul writes this prayer (Ephesians 1:15-23), which in its original text is one long sentence, while he is in prison in Rome. Even while he is in captivity, far from them, word comes to him about the good things that are happening in his absence. He is so touched by the fact that the Holy Spirit is at work within their community, he encourages them to "Keep It Up" and prays that they will continue to grow in their understanding of God, His promise, His power, and the how they are now partners with the risen Christ in taking the Good News unto all the world.

Paul's prayer transcends the generations and now can stand as words of encouragement for our community, country, and world. Despite the obvious flaws of the Church as it stands as an institution, the heart of the Church is not a building or organization, it is a community God's own people, sharing the love of Christ with all our neighbors in joy and assurance of eternal hope and peace.

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!

BRAZIL BIBLE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH

How would go about the process of defining whether someone was wise or a fool? That is the question Pastor Gordon has been answering in his messages the past two weeks.

It all depends on your measuring device. There are only two options: consulting people or consulting God. When it is all boiled down, it becomes evident that one should measure wisdom and foolishness based on what God has to say.

Why? Because the Scriptures proclaim that everyone will stand before God in judgment. It says in Hebrews 9:27 that it is appointed unto man once to die and then the judgment. A wise person will concern himself deeply with discovering what God has to say.

You can hear these messages by going to www.brazilbible.org and clicking on the audio/video link and the titles Am I Wise or a Fool parts 1 and 2.

We are very excited about what God is doing in our midst. Lives are being changed through the power of God's Word and people are visiting our church because our congregation is in the process of reaching others for Christ.

This Sunday we are holding our morning services at the Jackson Township Elementary School. Immediately following the services we are having our annual Thanksgiving pitch-in.

We invite you to join us for Sunday School at 10 a.m. and our Worship at 11 a.m. Hang around afterwards to enjoy some good food and to fellowship with others. If you are up to playing in the gym the school requires clean non-marking tennis shoes.

Due to our special services we will not be having an evening service. We do invite you to hear Jeff Fritz present his series on Biblical character during the evening service on the Nov. 30 and Dec. 7.

Begin marking your calendars for New Year's Eve. We will have our New Year's Eve Family Night at the JTE gym. Last year was well attended by people of all ages. Its a clean, fun time!

The ministry of BBFC exists for the purpose of helping others to know God and experience the life changing power of God's grace.

If you have questions, God's Word has answers because it is truth. We would love to come alongside of you and help you discover the truth for yourself.

Visit us this Sunday at JTE or in the weeks to come at our church located directly across from the fairgrounds on South 59. You will discover a loving group of believers who want to help others so they in turn can help others. We look forward to seeing you.

Seelyville United Methodist Church

Seelyville United Methodist Church is a Christian community of Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Open Doors. We are located at US 40 and 2nd St. in Seelyville, one block east of the stoplight.

Please join us for Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Steve Bahrt will help us understand Thanksgiving blessings go beyond turkey and pie.

Following worship is a time of fellowship with Church School for all ages beginning at 10:45 a.m. Nursery care is provided.

MountainTop Bible Study meets Wednesday evening at 7:00. The current study is the worship practices of ancient Israel.

Share Food orders can be picked up this morning between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

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

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

On Sunday, Nov. 23, Rev. Gary Scroggins and the congregation of the First Presbyterian Church invite the community to join them in the celebration of 150 years of ministry to Brazil. The 10:30 a.m. Service of Divine Worship will reflect a spirit of thanksgiving for all that God has done in and through the congregation in the past 15 decades.

Former pastor Rev. William Wimberly and Lorna Kuyk, Executive Presbyt of the Ohio Valley Presbytery will be a part of this special service. During worship a time capsule will be prepared that will contain memories of individuals and families and expressions of hope for thefuture. This time capsule will be buried in the Fellowship Hall courtyard to be opened in 2058.

A Thanksgiving meal in Fellowship Hall will conclude the festivities of the day. Everyone is invited as the church expresses thanksgiving for the past and dedication to the future.

For further information, please contact the church office at 446-2415.

COMMUNITY MISSIONARY CHURCH

A memorial service will be Sunday, Nov. 23 at 10:30 a.m., in honor of Rev. W. E. Brown. A large portrait will be presented by Board Chairman Eddie Dickison.

Rev. Brown took a small congregation from a rental church on N. Washington St, built a church at 21. W. Pinckley in six weeks and had the first service there on a Sunday, six weeks later. The entire flock contributed to helping with the building. The women furnished the food, helped with chores and many other small jobs.

Rev. Brown went to meet the Lord on Feb. 9, 2007, after more than 33 years pastoring to a congregation of more than 75 members. He initiated the start of saving soup labels, for school supplies; collecting for the Southwest Indian Mission (an ongoing mission); and saving pop cans to feed the children of Haiti project; as well as tabs for the McDonald House.

We have taken over three millions tabs to help offset costs for people to stay at a very reduced rate, or free, if they can't afford to pay, while a loved one is in a nearby hospital.

Our present Interim Pastor Rev. Brian Rice, Chairman Eddie Dickison and the congregation wishes to invite all who knew Rev. Brown to our dedication service, in memory of our late pastor Rev. William E. Brown.

BRAZIL FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Thank you to Jerry Morgan, Keith Bowers, Carver Rose, Rex Bedwell, Janice Bedwell, Greg Runyon, James Rupp and Rick Packard for repairing homes as part of the Katrina Recovery Project on the Gulf Coast.

Thank you to those who have helped with the Coats for Kids and the Clay County Food Pantry. Thank you to the volunteers that help with Soup Kitchen.

Thank you for donors who have given their financial support to the mission and ministry of the church. Thank you to our staff who help keep the day to day tasks.

Last week we welcomed Zeb Thomas, Jessica Thomas, Sharman Woll, Kurt Johnson and Dana Johnson as new members. We recognized Ryan and Karen Brimberry for completing the new member class.

Join us for Sunday morning traditional worship at 9 a.m. or our contemporary worship at 11 a.m. The message will be "Always Give Thanks," by Tony Alstott. Sunday School for all ages begins at 10:10 a.m.

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

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



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