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CHURCH NEWS

Friday, February 27, 2009

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH

This Sunday Pastor Bob Witte begins a new series, Relaunch My Witness. Songs, lead by worship minister Ryan Freeman include, "Salvation is Near," "Sing to the King," "Rock of my Salvation," and "You Never Let Go."

There will be a short presentation on the Mexico Mission trip a the beginning of each service. Services are at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., with adult classes at both times.

Kid Zone for children through fifth grade, lead by Corinna Stewart, is in the Family Life Center at 9 a.m.

Reel Worship for Middle and High School age students, lead by Chris Gregg, is at 9 a.m., at the Walnut Theater.

More information about First Christian Church and Cornerstone Christian School is on the church's web site, fccbrazil.org.

EASTSIDE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

Hello again from Eastside Christian Church. It is Angel Food Ministry pickup day. Don't forget to pickup your orders at the church between 11 a.m. and noon. If you do not have an order and would like to see what the food is like, please feel free to come by, and we will be happy to show you the orders.

This is such a good way to save on your grocery bill, we want to share with as many as possible. Our orders were up this month, and we would like them to increase each month. If you would like to see the menu for March, please call 765-672-6363 or 448-1030, and we will get one to you.

At 12:30 p.m., today, there will be an organizational meeting for Vacation Bible School. If you can help in any way, please come to the meeting. We also need to pray about this. It is so important to have VBS. There are so many children out there that do not know God.

Pastor's Sunday school class will be having a get-together this evening at 5 p.m.

There will be a church board meeting Thursday evening at 7 p.m.

Let's keep up the prayers. There are so many in our church and in our community that need our prayers.

If you are not attending church anywhere else, please accept this as your invitation to come be with us at Eastside Christian Church.

Our Sunday School for all ages is at 9:30 a.m., and our worship service is at 10:30 a.m. We do offer a childrens' worship for ages 3-7 during the 10:30 a.m. service, where they learn about God and Jesus on their level. A puppet ministry is used, and the children really enjoy this. Our church is located directly behind Hardee's on Church St.

STRETCH

Hey kids! Join us on Friday, March 6, from 6:30-8 p.m., for a 50s style Sock Hop. This free event will take place at the old Brazil Gym on North Washington Street, and is for children in first-fifth grades. There will be carnival games, food, prizes, music and lots more. S.T.R.E.T.C.H. (Sharing The Real Effect That Christ Has) is a group of area churches who desire to provide safe, fun events for our community's children.

THE DOOR

Evangelist Richard Brooks returns for a mini revival at The Door Christian Fellowship Church.

Brooks has a unique style which brings encouragement and joy to all. Prayer for the sick and those addicted to substances will also be ministered.

Services will be Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6, at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m.

The Door is located at 201 N. Washington St. For more information or transportation, call 442-8470.

Carbon United Methodist Church

Lent began last Wednesday, Ash Wednesday.

The day before was Mardi Gras, the time to kick up your heels and do all the things you ever thought of doing, good or bad, before Lent begins.

It began with spring fertility rites long before Christians came on the scene, and the Catholic Church simply could not stop it entirely. Then, to repent for all the things you just did, the church came up with Ash Wednesday, the day folks sprinkled ashes on their heads and were ready to get back to sane, somber living. As they entered the six weeks before Easter, the time of Lent was a time for repentance, reflection, and preparing their hearts to receive Jesus Christ at Easter. It is the same today. As we enter the Lenten Season, let's prepare ourselves to be confronted with what Christ did for each and every one of us.

The Town and Country United Methodist Men met for their first Lenten Breakfast this morning at the Carbon United Methodist Church. Next Saturday, they will meet at Epworth United Methodist Church at 8 a.m., for the second Lenten Breakfast. If you missed the first one, be sure to attend the second one.

There is an important district meeting at Mt. Pleasant on Sunday, March 8, at 7 p.m. Discussions will be about the new districting policies of the United Methodist Church and also about the formation of "Clusters" of smaller churches within those districts. The clusters will be groups of churches working together doing things that each small church might not be able to accomplish on its own. It is not an attempt to combine small churches into larger ones. For us, all church officers should plan to attend.

Don't just come to church in your fine, new clothes on Easter. Come now during the Lenten season and prepare yourselves for Christ. Come in your old clothes, but come. Worship is at 10:30 a.m., one hour out of each week.

LITTLE HISTORIC CHURCH AT CARBON

The Little Historic Church at Carbon will be having it's First Friday pitch-in and program on March 6. Pitch-in will begin at 6 p.m., with P150 providing entertainment at 7 p.m.

We will be having a second program this month on Friday, March 13. This also will be a pitch-in at 6 p.m. with Crystal Valley performing at 7 p.m. Hope to see you all there.

CARBON BAPTIST CHURCH

Do you have cabin fever, are you starting to go stir crazy? If you answered yes, then come check us out this Sunday. Pastor Howard Huges continues to challenge, encourage, and inspire us to strive to be the men and women of God that we are called to be.

If you are looking for something for your youth, then give our Sunday night youth service a try. Every Sunday night at 6 p.m., the youth band kicks off a high impact youth focused service that is not afraid to attack the problems that we face today.

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.

Come check us out! You will not be disappointed.

BEE RIDGE CHURCH

Happy Saturday. Good grief! Where did February go? I don't know about you, but I feel like it went way too fast.

Tomorrow will be March and this is the time of year that we have to file our taxes. Some of you are getting a refund back, and you have the hope that it will come soon. Then some of you will have to pay, and you have the hope that you will have the money to pay, on or before, April 15.

Hope in these things is not a sure thing, for we know that our government is not that reliable. They can change things just by the stroke of a pin, but the hope we have in God is as sure as we are alive. God has given us a hope of a blissful life with Him for all eternity.

The dictionary says that "hope" is a person, thing or circumstance that gives cause for hope. Our living is hope, knowing by faith, that we are going to live with Christ our Lord forever because of His resurrection from the dead. Start living your life with joy knowing that you have an eternal hope with our Lord.

If you are not attending a church regularly, please feel free to visit us at Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church. We are a little country church with a congregation that is full of love for our God and we would like to share that with you.

Our church is not located in town, but it's worth that "little itty bitty" drive. Come see us. We are located 1.4 miles north of Northview High School. Sunday Schools start at 9:30 a.m., followed by Church Services at 10:30 a.m. Come see us.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

What do you see when you look at a person? Pastor Mark shared Levi's story last Sunday. In Luke 5:27 we met Levi, the tax collector. The world saw a tax collector, but Jesus saw a man that would serve God; he saw a man of greater things. Jesus saw the potential of what he could become. Levi felt so blessed and was so excited, he had a great dinner party and invited all his friends to come and meet Jesus.

If you read your paper early enough, don't forget the House of Hope Pancake Breakfast today until noon.

Begin your week with church at First Baptist. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m., with classes for all ages. There is plenty of parking and you may enter the ground-level Christian Ed. wing from Walnut or from the back with a covered drop-off.

Deacons meet between services for prayer then worship begins at 10:30 a.m.

An adult supervised nursery is available during worship. Spirit Kids (pre-K thru 2nd) will go to their class from the sanctuary with Darlene Shepard and Damon. It is important to remember this Sunday is Communion Sunday.

Evening activities begin at 5:30 p.m., with AWANA and Jr./Sr. Youth. From 5:30-7 p.m., 2 yr. olds through seniors are actively involved with Bible lessons, games, prayer, praise, and eating.

Last Sunday they had pancakes, sausage, and a nutritious drink. At 6 p.m., the adults meet for prayer, praise and Bible Study. Choir practice follows evening worship.

Committees will meet at 6 p.m., Tuesday, and the Official Board will meet at 7 p.m.

Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. the Bible Study will begin in Genesis 20. Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. will finish Just Walk Across the Room. The principles of the study will remain with us as this has been a valuable tool for telling our story.

Today is the 4th day of Lent. Lent is marked by a time of prayer and preparation to celebrate Easter. Sundays that occur during Lent are not counted as part of the 40 days of Lent, and are referred to as the Sundays in Lent.

The number 40 is connected with many biblical events, but especially with the forty days Jesus spent in the wilderness preparing for His ministry by facing the temptations that could lead him to abandon his mission and calling. Christians today use this period of time for introspection, self examination, and repentance.

Looking forward to seeing you Sunday.

Harmony United Methodist Church

Have you ever had the feeling that you wanted to do something, but you just couldn't? Maybe you felt like somebody else was better equipped to do it than you. In sports, we always look for a taller, faster, bigger or stronger person to be the star. In school we turn to the one who always knows the correct answer.

We have it all figured out, right? We can tell who is the best for the situation by looking around and seeing who we have to choose from. Really? Have you ever been surprised, even amazed by someone you would have never thought could be so good at something?

For the month of March, we are going to be talking about that kind of person. We find him as one of the greatest figures in the Old Testament, a man named David. He was just a boy, the youngest of Jesse's seven sons when the Lord told Samuel that he should be the new king. You see, outward appearance did not matter to go, because "the Lord looks on the heart" (1 Sam. 16:7).

This is just one of the surprises that God has for us in the life of David. But it also provides insight into how God sees us. Especially when we feel like we can't be what the Lord asks us to be.

Today starts the annual Lenten Breakfast Series for the Town and Country United Methodist Men. We have Saturday morning breakfast meetings on the six Saturdays leading up to Easter. This week we meet at Carbon UMC, next week (Mar. 7) at Epworth UMC, Mar. 14 at Harmony UMC, Mar. 21 at Bethel UMC, Mar. 28 at Peniel UMC and April 4 at Union UMC. All meetings start at 8 a.m. Everyone is invited and welcome to attend.

This Sunday we celebrate Holy Communion, and 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!

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.

The Knights of Columbus are planning to have a chili cook-off on March 7., starting at 4:30 p.m.

We will be having "Donut Discovery" again this Sunday after Mass. This is an informal discussion on various biblical topics. If there is a topic you would like to discuss you are always welcome to join us and we can talk about it

We will be having the Stations of the Cross every Friday during Lent at 6:30 p.m. This will be followed by a Soup and Bread Dinner in the Parish Center except for March 27.

On Friday, March 27, the Knights of Columbus will be holding a fish fry, starting at 4:30-7 p.m. The menu consists of fish, slaw, chips and drinks. The fish fry will be held at Kennedy Crossing.

The Parish Council recently authorized the selling of trash bags as a fund raiser. The trash bags are now on sale. An order form should be in the bulletin this weekend.

Here is a little more on the history of Catholics and the church in Clay County.

In the 1850s, the Benedictines were in full charge of St. Joseph's Church. Upon the death of Father Lalumiere in 1857, the Jesuits from St. Louis were in charge for the next two years. The Benedictines then came back and among them was Father Meinrad McCarty. Not only did Father Meinrad celebrate the first Mass in Clay County; nearly every Catholic activity for the next fifteen years, in this part of Indiana, was planned, directed and carried to completion by him.

Industrial development brought hundreds of Catholics into this part of Indiana. As early as 1863, the number of Catholics was sufficient to make a real demand for Catholic service.

Three years after Mass had been first offered in Clay County; Father Meinrad celebrated the Sacred Mysteries in Brazil. This was in the house of John McQuaide, which was located a little east of Old Hill Cemetery and on the south side of what is now West National Avenue.

Many early Catholics are buried in that cemetery because there was at that time no proper Catholic cemetery. One of the Sisters of St. Francis of the early days is buried there.

Mass was said somewhat regularly from 1864. It was also offered in the Donnelly house, located on Jackson, as well as in the home of John MQuaide, after he moved from Brazil to the Otter Creek area.

Check out our website for more history.

Last Sunday 97 people joined us to play bingo. We were so close to the magic 100, maybe next week. We are playing luck letter this week. I will draw a ball at the beginning of the night. The letter on that ball, B,I,N,G, or O will be wild for all regular bingos for the rest of the night. If a person bingos on the lucky letter they will receive $100 for the pot instead of $70.

Bingo every Sunday evening at Kennedy Crossing. We are smoke-free. If we have 100 or more players (the magic 100) at 7 p.m. the pots will be $100. Come early and socialize and get something to eat. We always have good food and free coffee. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. We play 10 speed games starting at 6:00 p.m. each and every Sunday and our Early Bird games start at 6:30 p.m.. Regular bingo starts at 7:00 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 and a covered outside smoking area.

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.veri-zon.net/resolhio/annu...

Center Point United Methodist Church

Sunday, March 1, 2009 is the date of the Mission Mexico event at Center Point United Methodist Church. Beginning at 3 p.m., the James Family Singers and the church praise band will entertain. At 4:30 p.m., a "Pie Auction" will be held. There will be pies and other desserts, as well as noodles and rolls -- all made by local bakers. A freewill offering chili supper will take place at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend. You can come for one part of the afternoon or come for all.

The funds raised during the afternoon will pay the expenses of two dads and their sons who will be going to the hills of Mexico to help install bathrooms in home churches there. The trip is set for the week of spring break. Harmony UMC Pastor Bob Kumpf will be leading the mission. Please come join us in Center Point for the fun, food and fellowship.

BRAZIL BIBLE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to have a Sunday youth ministry. The teens meet at from 6-7:30 p.m., on the second and fourth Sunday nights of each month.

We are currently able to meet at the Jackson Elementary gym. All youth in middle school and high school are invited. Come and see what God is doing and discover for yourself how much fun it is. Our time is divided up between a Bible study and an activity time.

Another passion of Brazil Bible Fellowship Church is to encourage men in their walk with the Lord. We have a nice group of men who meet at 5:30 p.m., on the first and third Sunday's of the month. If you would like to be stimulated to have a deeper walk with God we invite you to join us.

Pastor Gordon is continuing his series on the Lord's prayer in Matthew 6. This last week he preached on how a Christian admits they are wrong so that they can be forgiven from their trespasses. A Christian takes full responsibility for his actions (Psalm 51:4). He is also specific regarding his sin. He does not attempt to beat around the bush nor are they generic. They are clear about admitting they were wrong and what they did wrong (Psalm 32:3-ff).

A distinct commitment of BBFC is to faithfully preach and proclaim the truth of God's Word without compromise and with authority. If there is ever a time that one needs to know there is absolute truth, today is the day. We invite you to join us to hear God's Word preached and experience the transforming power of God.

We would love to see you. Sunday School is at 10 a.m., Worship is at 11 a.m. You can also go to our website www.brazilbible.org and check us out. You can also listen to some of the past messages by going to the audio/video link. You will be blessed by doing so.

Seelyville United Methodist Church

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

Please join us for 9:30 a.m., Sunday morning worship. Our focus on this First Sunday of Lent will be on the saving grace for all because of the death of one. A time of fellowship follows worship with Church School for all ages beginning at 10:45 a.m. Nursery care is provided.

Share Food orders for March pick-up can be placed until Thursday, March 12, through the church office.

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

Otter Creek Christian Church

Good Things to Know by Michael Phillips says in item 129 "Pray for wisdom daily." This goes along with the verses from Psalm 100, in these few words we are told to do things we don't usually think about. Psalm 100: 1] Make a joyful (glad or happy) noise (loud clamor or any sound) unto the Lord; all (every)ye lands. [v2] Serve (work for) the Lord with gladness (joy or happiness); come before his presence with singing. [v3] Know (remember) ye that the Lord he is God; it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. [v4]Enter into his gates with thanksgiving; (full of praise and appreciation)and into his courts with praise; be thankful unto him, and bless his name. [v5 For the Lord is good; his mercy (kindness, compassion and forgiveness) is everlasting; (forever) and his truth endureth (lasts) to all generations.

The words in parenthesis are my attempt to help us understand what this means. Sometimes when we don't understand where a person is coming from we don't understand how they can call what they are doing praising God, but God tells us not to judge, lest we be judged accordingly.

When I was a kid I remember the "older" generation saying turn that noise down but to us it was not noise it was music, what about worshiping, God says make a joyful noise unto Him when was the last time you took time to make any kind of a noise to the Lord who made you? Isn't it about time to thank him for all he has done for you and for what he hasn't given you that you've deserved over the years?

I know if truth were known I wouldn't be alone in saying thank you for not giving me the things I deserve for my behavior, not that I'm radical bad but I've not always been faithful and all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. Read Psalm 101 through 103 these are good for us to know. God Loves us, you and me and wants us to share that love with others.

Otter Creek Christian Church located at 6299 N. Crow St. Brazil, has Sunday Study at 9:30 a.m. Worship at 10:40 a.m. To contact the church with a message call 812-446-5300, or after 4 p.m., Pastor Steve at 812-249-3309 or contact Sandy at 812-446-4007.

Otter Creek is a small country church with a big heart and love for God our services are Sunday Study 9:30 a.m., and Worship at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday Bible Study at Holley's 10489 E. U.S. Hwy 40 812-877-3636

TERRE HAUTE AFTER 5

Terre Haute after 5 invites you to the March Dinner Program "Spring Out In Style," on Tuesday, March 17, from 6:30-8:15 p.m., at the First Financial Conference Center, 4353 S. 7th St., Terre Haute.

A fashion show will be sponsored by Dress Barn. Speaker Wanda Hanssen, Peoria, Ill., owner of a gourment bakery, will speak on "From Rags to Riches to Peace and Prosperity."

For reservations, call Joretta at 812-877-9633.

Cost is $13 inclusive.



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