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Friday, March 27, 2009


Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, 9097 E. Sugar Grove Dr., Terre Haute, will be having a Spaghetti Super on Saturday, March 28, from 4-7 p.m.

There will be desserts, garlic bread, salads, soft drinks and coffee. Along with music by Eversole Music Ministry Songs of Faith and Worship, singer Thom Eversole. A free will offering will be collected.

For more information or directions, call Carla Eversole, 812-917-4160 or Jodie Thomas 812-835-3801.

Harmony United Methodist Church

Do you have a will? Most people don't. What about the people who will come after you? What are you leaving for them?

Many times we only think of monetary and material "things" to be passed on to the next generation. But in reality, it is the things that cannot be held in our hands or put in a safe deposit box that are the most valuable assets we give to those who will follow us. It's called a legacy. How will you be remembered? How have you provided for others?

This week we will talk about King David's legacy to his family and to the Family of God. Of course it begins with Solomon, his son, the next king of Israel and continues through the birth of Jesus, the King of all kings.

That legacy continues through all generations; through you and me, and to the ones who we are called to pass it along to.

You are invited to join the Town and Country United Methodist Men for the last of our Lenten Breakfasts at Union UMC next Saturday at 8 a.m. This has been a great series of breakfasts and devotions leading us through the Lenten season as we have been preparing for Easter. Thanks to all who have participated!

This Sunday, 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!


The Mansfield Bible Church will be having an Old Time Gospiel Sing, Dinner and Bake Sale with Evangelist Lonnie Blevins today from 2-6 p.m., at the Dick Johnson Volunteer Fire Department.

The dinner will be catered by Cicely's Heaven Scent. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. All proceeds will benefit the building of the Mansfield Bible Church.

For more information, call 765-653-3457.


This month's first Friday Program at the Little Historic Church in Carbon, will be an Easter program presented by the Community Choir entitled "No Greater Love".

Please come join us on Friday, April 3, with a pitch-in supper at 6 p.m., and the program will start at 7 p.m.

Knightsville United Methodist Church

The Knightsville United Methodist Church will have Palm Sunday evening service with The Randall family at 6 p.m., with refreshments.

On Good Friday there will be an Egg Hunt, open to ages 0-18 years old, at the Old Knightsville School Yard at 2:30 p.m.

For more information on either event call Pastor Scott at 812-446-6683.

Otter Creek Christian Church

Good day to all of you, thank you for your comments about our column. Did all of you find Micah, from last week? Like I said it's in the old testament the 7th book before Matthew. I read it this week and it is quite interesting, somewhat gory but interesting.

1st John 4: 16] And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him. [17]In this way, love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgement, because in this world we are like him. [18] There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. [19]We love because he first loved us. [20] If anyone says, "I love God" yet hates his brother , he is a liar. For anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. [21]And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother.

How many times have we held a grudge or struggled to forgive someone for something we think was done to hurt us? We have not yet suffered to the extent that Jesus did and yet He looked up with His last breath and asked God to forgive them for they know not what they have done. We need to be more like the Savior and less me oriented. We cannot be forgiven if we do not forgive our brothers and sisters. No where in the Bible does it actually say we can wait for them to ask our forgiveness we are to give it whether or not they apologize. What are you waiting for?

Holy week begins with Palm Sunday, April 5, Passover is April 9, Good Friday April 10, Easter April 12, watch for our special services in the paper for these precious days to honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

We had a great time with the "Coon Holler Kids" last Saturday night and hope to see them again in our neighboring churches.

Thanks to Jeff Bridgewaters, Bee Ridge Church for setting the sound for them and his fine job of making sure it was just the right level so no one complained too much.

Our regular times of services are 9:30 a.m. Sunday Study and 10:40 a.m. Sunday Worship. Tuesday night Bible Study is 7 p.m., at Dennis and Myra Holley's home 812-877-3636.

For more information about the church or questions you might want answered call Pastor Steve Brattain after 4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, at 812-249-3309, or our home anytime at 446-4007, if I can help I will and if not I'd take a message for Steve.

Three more "Good Things to Know" from Michael Phillips book number 129: "Pray for wisdom daily" number 131 "When you answer the phone, make sure the other person feels the smile in your voice." and number 249 "Carry no grudges. They'll weigh you down more than a fifty-pound pack."

We urge all of you to attend your church each week but if you don't have a church home feel free to visit us at Otter Creek Christian Church 6299 N. Crow St. Brazil.

Visit our web page for direction to the church at www.ottercreekchurch.com

God be with you til we once again fellowship, either in person or through this page.


Rock Run Church will be having a guest speaker this Sunday evening, at 6 p.m. The guest that evening will be Pastor Richard Pippin from Peniel Church. He will be presenting "A Phone Call from God." Pastor Pippin does a wonderful job and we invite all to come and be blessed. Hope to see you there.

Anyone needing directions can call me, Donna at 812-442-0502.


Committees at First Baptist are busy planning spring and summer activities just as your families are probably doing now. A mission dinner is planned for this Sunday after morning worship services. A free-will offering will be received for the ABC America for Christ Offering. "America for Christ gifts supports ministries that transform lives, churches and communities across the U.S. and Puerto Rico--bringing hope to children living in poverty and equipping leaders to share the Good News of Jesus through evangelism, discipleship..."

A considerable portion of last year's offering came to Indiana for projects and relief. The national goal this year is over 2 million dollars. The web site for more information about the Offering is www.abc-afc.org.

Plans are being made for an Easter egg hunt April 11. There will be several opportunities to participate in Holy Week beginning with Palm Sunday. April 5 we will also have AWANA and Youth programs in the evening. Be sure to read next week's article for all the Holy Week programs.

Beginning in June, there is Vacation Bible School and the start of the summer camping schedule. Plans are already taking shape. June will also have the Indiana-Kentucky ABC Women's Retreat and simultaneous Men's Retreat at Franklin College.

Formal AWANA and youth evenings will close for the summer but there will be activities for them during the summer months. It sounds like there is something for everyone at First Baptist.

If you would like to keep up with all the statewide news of the Convention, you should have www.abc-indiana.org as one of your bookmarked web sites. You can also read The Observer Magazine on-line.

This Sunday classes will begin for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Arrangements are made for your presence, whether you are bringing an infant or you are 100 yrs. old.

Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. with an adult-staffed nursery. Spirit Kids (pre-K thru 2nd) will leave with Janet Wise and Damon after prayer and praise. Members have been praying for Pastor Mark throughout the week and he is committed to bringing you what the Lord has laid on his heart.

Following the services will be the Mission Dinner. You are encouraged to remain for an informational meeting and vote on an important item of business.

There will be no evening AWANA or Youth this Sunday, but at 6 p.m. there will be Praise, Prayer and Bible Study. Pastor Mark is leading the discussion in Ephesians.

Wednesday will be the Bible Study in Genesis. These studies are held in the Christian Education wing. These sessions are held at 12:15 p.m. to make it more available to members of the working community who want an opportunity to pray and study. It is hoped to be more convenient for those who do not want to get out in the evening and it allows more family time at home.

We'll be looking for 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 Street in Seelyville, one block east of the stoplight.

Please join us for worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning on the fifth Sunday of Lent. Pastor Steve Bahrt will remind us about the "spring cleaning" required to make room for the new things God wants to do in our lives. A time of fellowship follows worship with Church School for all ages beginning at 10:45 a.m. Nursery care is provided.

MountainTop Bible Study meets Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m., in the upper level lounge of the church. Our Lenten study focuses on the last week of Jesus' life on earth.

March Share Food orders can be picked up from 9-11 a.m., this morning, in the lower level of the church.

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


This Sunday Pastor Bob Witte concludes his series on Relaunching our Witness.

Songs, lead by Worship Minister Ryan Freeman include, "Everlasting God," "Beautiful One," "Glory in the Highest," and "How Great is Our God." The Choir, lead by Jeannie Price will sing "Voice of a Saviour." Services are at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. with Adult classes held both hours. Kid Zone for children through grade school age is in the Family Life Center at 9 a.m.; Reel Worship at the Walnut Theater, lead by Chris Gregg is also at 9 a.m.

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

Rosedale Baptist Church

Rosedale Baptist Church, 204 E. Middle St., Rosedale, has scheduled its Ladies Spring Extravaganza for March 28.

The event will begin with a meal at 6 p.m. At 7 p.m., Kathleen Schoene will speak to the group.

A donation cost of $10 will be required for the meal and speaker.

The theme for the event is Serving God First So That We Can Serve Others.

Door prizes, music, ice cream and brownies will also be offered.

For more information, call Marty McPike at 1-765-548-2857.


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

Eggs and More Eggs! Easter is just two weeks away and our children are looking forward to the Annual Easter Egg hunt. The Children's Ministry Council is sponsoring the egg and candy event. The Life Class that brings in the most candy/eggs for the hunt will receive a homemade breakfast made by the council members. Call Jamie Paul or Gina Selby if you have any questions about the annual hunt at 446-0371.

Our Easter Service, April 12, will be as follows: Son Rise Service/Communion 7:30 a.m.; Continental Breakfast 8:15 a.m.-8:45 a.m.; Easter Worship Service 9 a.m. There will be no Life Classes or Evening Service. Everyone in our community is invited to join us for Easter service.

Steve, Rhonda and Kevin Schafer will be presenting their Work and Witness trip to Belize tomorrow, March 29, in the morning worship service, at 10 a.m. They will have pictures to accompany their presentation. Everyone in the our community is welcome to attend this special presentation.

We warmly invite you to attend any or all of our worship services if you are not attending church elsewhere. Please read our church ad in today's Brazil Times for times of our services.

If you chose to worship with 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 we worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, together. Casual dress is appropriate at our church.

Have a blessed week and God bless.

bee ridge Church

Good Morning. How are you wonderful people doing today? With all the beautiful weather we've had this past week, you should be feeling marvelous. Then, if you have God in your life, that will make you feel even better. Having God in my life is one of the best things that has happened to me. How about you?

If you don't have God in your life, how about visiting Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church? Our Pastor Jeff speaks directly from the Bible. I feel you will enjoy listening to him. We welcome all with open arms and a loving heart.

Bee Ridge Church is located 1.4 miles north of Northview High School on Kennedy's Crossing Road. If you prefer avoiding the traffic in downtown Brazil, just take State Road 59 north to Hendrix Street and go west till the road comes to a tee. Turn right and we are the little country church on the top of the hill. You can't miss it. Sunday School for both adults and kids starts at 9:30 a.m., followed by Church Services for both at 10:30 a.m. We'll be looking for you.

God bless you all,

Your friends from Bee Ridge Church

Carbon United Methodist Church

Our first "Mug for Missions" came back full of coins Sunday. Steve Downing was the first to return with his mug. Everyone else says that theirs is about three-fourths full. So there should be mugs coming back fairly often from now on. The contents of those mugs will be donated to the Clay County Benevolence Ministry.

The church will be busy with many different things in the next few months. Of course, the first thing will be all the Easter celebrations. Maundy Thursday services will be held on Thursday, April 9, at 7 p.m., at our church. It will be a joint service with the Carbon Church of the Nazarene.

On Easter, Sunrise Service will be at 7 a.m., followed by a breakfast. Then there will be an Easter Symbols Hunt during the Sunday School hour at 9:30 a.m., followed by the Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. I saw a bulletin board down at the Baptist Church that was very appropriate. It said "Beat the Easter rush...Come this Sunday".

A new Bible Study will begin on April 16 entitled "John 3:16". We are all looking forward to this. Several different people will be leading different sessions of it.

The men of the church will be fixing a Mother's Day Dinner for the women on Sunday, May 3, at 6 p.m. Women, you know what good cooks the men are, so it should be excellent!

Our second annual gospel sing, "Music for the Soul," will be at the fire house pavillion on May 16.

This year, we will be selling BBQ sandwiches, brownies, popcorn, and cold pop.

And then Vacation Bible School will be June 8-12.

For a little church, these activities are a lot and they will require the help of everyone in the congregation. So, let's get busy!

Come join us; get closer to God. We all need Him...and He is there for us if we but ask. We hope to see you at Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. or Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday.


Spring has finally arrived and things are beginning to show their colors. With all the colors and beauty around us it's hard to believe that this just happened. Let's all take time to smell the roses and enjoy.

This Sunday from 2-4 p.m. there will be a recepation in the fellowship hall for Raymond and Charlotte Chamberlain's 50th wedding anniversary. High school sweethearts, they have shared many years of happiness and joy together. Raymond a basketball player and Char a cheerleader for the Blue Devils at Van Buren High School, have many memories to share with us from the years passed. Both of them are very active and have served many years with great love and joy in the church and the community. They have three sons with great families.

All are welcome to come and share in this great time. When it comes down to it, family and friends are all we have. Don't miss this time to be a part of the 50 years they have spent together.

Congratulation Ray and Char, may God bless you with many more years.

Has anyone told you they love you today? We do.

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.

It is time to enroll your children in preschool for next year. Open house for the preschool is April 2 from 6:30-8 p.m.

For new enrollments there is a discount if you enroll your child prior to April 2. For returning children there is a 50 percent enrollment discount if paid before April 2.

Bingo every Sunday evening at Kennedy Crossing. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. Our bingo hall is located at 8990 N. Kennedy Crossing Rd.

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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