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Friday, June 5, 2009

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church

Father Harold W. Rightor II is the Pastor. 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 Harold, please call the parish office.

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.

For more information call 448-1901 or email us at annunicationchurch@msn.com.


Our VBS starts on Monday, June 8, from 6:30-8:40 p.m. The program will be on Sunday at 6 p.m. For more information, call the office at 442-7729.

The church is starting a "Prayer Warrior Team." The team will consist of 3-6 people every Sunday. Prayer requests will be prayer for by these Prayer Warriors during the service.

We have our softball game at 8:45 p.m. Monday. Come out and cheer for our team!

Has anyone told you they love you? We do!


"Crocodile Dock" Vacation Bible School will be June 8-12 nightly starting 6-8:30 p.m. All children in first to fifth grades are welcome to attend. Rides are available, call the church office for pick-up 443-0423.

Christ Community Church is two miles north of Brazil on State Road 59.

Eastside Christian church

Hello again from Eastside Christian Church. It is Angel Food Minstry ordering time again. Lori will be at the church Monday evening from 4-6 p.m., to take your orders, and Sharon will be there on Thursday from 4-6 p.m.

Orders will need to be placed by June 14, and pickup day will be June 27. If you have not taken advantage of this program, you are missing a great way to save on your food budget, especially if you like to cook out.

Monday will be the first evening of our Vacation Bible School. We are looking forward to seeing your children, we are going to have a great time!

Vacation Bible School is June 8-12, nightly at 6:30-8:30 p.m. Grades kindergarten through fifth grade are invited. Nursery will be provided.

For more information, and to register, call 448-1500 (leave a message) or email with the child's name, age, grade to: paynejayme@yahoo.com

We want to keep in our prayers all those who are having difficulties of any kind. Also we want to continue to pray for our military men and women and our government leaders. So many decisions are being made contrary to what God would want, we really need to pray. Again we can't say enough about VBS coming up. This is always a good way to start off summer vacation.

It was good once again to see some of our members who haven't been with us for awhile, and it is always good to have visitors. We want to make them welcome.

Pastor will be going on vacation after VBS. We want to wish them well and will keep them in our prayers. We want to invite you to be with us tomorrow, and would love to see you. If you don't come be with us, we pray that you will be in church somewhere.


Churches are traditionally slower to catch on to the changes in technology than most businesses and institutions. My aunt Jeanine came to my daughter's graduation at Northview High Schoollast week. She volunteers in the office at her church in New Albany and she asked me how we assemble and send our church newsletter. She was shocked when I told her we post it on our website. An hour later she was so full of ideas and excited to take the ideas back to New Albany. I pray that she is received well. By the way, our June Newsletter is posted now on our website at brazilfirstumc.org.

We sing the old hymns to an organ, sing the doxology while standing, and celebrate birthdays in the traditional worship which begins at 9 a.m.

The contemporary worship features piano, guitar and drums and starts at 11 a.m. The church is located at 201 N. Walnut St.

The Sunday School time begins at 10:10 a.m., for children and adults. Rhonda Alstott is teaching a class on Christian parenting. Sharon Koehler is teaching the Bible Builders "Faith and Pop Culture." Marilyn Bowers is leading the Seekers in the book "A Pastor in Every Pew."

Soup Kitchen serves free meals on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. for anyone who needs physical nourishment.

Open Hands Preschool is now enrolling for fall classes.

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


Terre Haute After 5 will be having their June Dinner Event on Tuesday, June 16, from 6:30-8:15 p.m., at the St. Mary of the Woods Providence Center. Cost is $13 inclusive.

"What's in your basket?" by Fredericka Kramer, Chairman of Family and Consumer Sciences Dept at ISU will share her love of baskets, antiques and travel.

The speaker will be Rachel Snodgrass, CPA of Sheboygan, WI. She will speak on "In and Out of control," and provide lovely music.

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


Harvest 2009 Revival Services with Pastor Keith E. Taylor of Cross Tabernacle, Terre Haute will be June 8-12 nightly at 7 p.m.

River Community Church is located at 2766 W. US 40, Brazil. For more information, call 443-7000.


During the month of June, we will be talking about "Re-launching My Personal Integrity." This Sunday, guest speaker, Mike Allen, will be preaching from 1 Samuel 15, talking about making no provision for sin.

Weekidz, for birth through pre-school will be available during both the 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., services.

For children kindergarten through fifth grade, Friend Zone, which is a Bible study time designed for each specific age group, is at 9 a.m., and Kid Zone, a worship service designed for kids, will be at 10:30 a.m.

There will be Bible study at the Walnut Theater for middle school and high school ages at 9 a.m., and then Reel Worship at 10:30 a.m., at the theater, as well.

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

Union United Methodist Church

Come take a romp in the swamp this summer and experience the wonder of the bayou at Union United Methodist Vacation Bible School as we learn about God and many stories from the bible at Crocodile Dock.

Children will participate in memorable bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, and dig into some yummy treats, experience electrifying Bible Adventures, Collected Bible Memory buddies: Jacques Le Croc, Flash, Belle, Blossom, and Tucker, to remind them of God's Word.

No VBS would be complete with Bible Point Crafts they will take home and play with all summer long. Plus, the kids will be encouraged to look for evidence of God all around them through "god sightings."

This year the children will be donating to the mission project of Operation Christmas Child! Each child is encouraged to bring small toys and school supplies for Operation Christmas Child which will be later shipped to children here in the United States and all around the world this holiday season. VBS will begin June 8-12 starting at 9 a.m., and concluding at 11:30 am. We hope to see you in the swamp!

We are 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. Come and experience a church with Open Doors, Open Hearts, and Open Minds for serving our Lord


Last Sunday following a wonderful service with Missionary speaker, Rev. Nathan Graves, FBC had an enjoyable time of food and fellowship.

The offering went to the YMCA summer food program and Rev. Graves.

Today, Saturday, the men of the church are being served a hearty breakfast as our thank-you for being great dads and sons.

Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m. Worship services egin at 10:30 a.m. We will celebrate Communion and will also recognize our graduates from high school, business school, and college: Kathryn Cox, Kourtney Fitch, Trina King, and Robert Plummer. There will also be a spaghetti dinner following the service.

There will be Jr. and Sr. High Youth meeting at 5:30 p.m. The adults will meet in the sanctuary.

Vacation Bible School begins this week! Monday through Friday evenings at 5:45 p.m., staff and children will gather for a light evening meal and hop on board to take a thrilling ride across Australia with Boomerang Express! As kids wind their way across Australia, they'll discover the vastness of God's love, and they'll learn that no matter where they go or what they do in life -- it all comes back to Jesus. Motto: Follow! Worship! Live through Him!

We will continue our Wednesday 12:15 p.m. Bible study in Exodus.

A large group of FBC men and their guests will be going to Victory Field for Indians baseball June 29. They are expecting a great time of fun and fellowship as well as a few cokes and hot dogs.

According to a national survey, the three phrases most people want to hear are: "I love you," "I forgive you," and "Dinner is ready." Worship with us Sunday. We think you can experience God's love and compassion through the message and fellowship at FBC and of course stay for dinner!

Otter Creek Christian Church

What a wonderful time of the year, graduation is over for most of the students whether it be from high school or from nursery school and everything is a part of the life cycle.

During this week Doris Wetnight went to her rewards. Only God knows how much she will be missed here on earth, Please keep her family in prayer, as I was thinking about her death the following scripture came to mind.

According to Ecclesiastes 3:1 -- 8 (Old Testament) "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: [v2] A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; [v3] A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; [4] A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; [5] A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

[6] A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; [7] A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; [8] A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace ... [vs9 & 10] v11: He (God) hath made every thing beautiful in his time; also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end."

What season is it in your life? Even when there are times of trouble we can choose how we handle them -- are you going to push the panic button or are you going to push the prayer button. "Pray Until Something Happens!" A quote I read recently by Jack Penn said "One of the secrets in life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks." And the only way to do that is to remember the above scripture and prayer goes hand in hand. Make the choice to P.U.S.H.

Congratulations to our Seniors Devin Holley, Kalaeb Holley, Nate Williams, Allie Klieberge and any others I know but didn't realize were at that age.

You are invited to Otter Creek Church Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m., for Sunday Study and 10:45 a.m., for Worship Service. Women's Bible Study at the Bowden home call for directions. Church 446-5300, Pastor Steve Brattain 249-3309 after 4 p.m. weekdays or Sandy 446-4007 if I don't answer please leave a message and I will be glad to return your call.

Check out our website at www.ottercreekchurch.com

June 20, at 5 p.m., pitch in meal and 6 p.m., J.B. and Melanie O'Neal will be presenting the Gospel in music.

Pray for our country and troops where ever they may be serving.

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


Hi! I pray that you are all doing great and that everything is good. I'm assuming that most of you attend church somewhere.

Have you ever wondered what the real meaning of church is? The Greek word for "church" means being called out for a group meeting.

It may help to think of the church as a body. Jesus Christ is the Head and all Christians are a part of the body. We must always remember that it is God's church and He is just letting us use it. It is not our church.

Also, the word "church" has three other meanings. (1)The word CHURCH can mean those who are true Christians, but are from different groups. (2)The word CHURCH can mean a group of people who believe and worship in the same way. The groups are known as denominations. They have many church buildings in different places where they worship, but they all believe the same way about what the Bible says and they desire to worship in the same way.(3)The word CHURCH can mean a building where a group of Christians worship.

To sum it up, the church is a part of Christ. He is the Head and the church is the body. We know that if the Head cannot die, the body-the church which is a part of Christ-can never die. The church which was brought into being to show Christ and His shining greatness to the world has the work of obeying and carrying out the plan of it's Head, Jesus Christ.

On June 14, we will be having our annual Bee Ridge Church Homecoming. This is open to anyone who would like to come and hear the history of one of the oldest churches in the county. It will start at noon with a pitch-in luncheon and will continue till whenever.

We would like to invite you to visit us at Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church. We would love to share our God's church with you. We are easy to find. Just go to Northview High School and turn north. Go approximately 1.4 miles. We are at the top of the hill on the east side of the road.

Sunday Schools start at 9:30 a.m. Church Services start at 10:30 a.m. Our God would have a big smile if you would come visit His church. We welcome you, too.

Your friends at Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church.

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 9:30 a.m., Sunday morning worship. We will honor the unity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit as we celebrate the sum of divine activity in our lives. A time of fellowship follows worship with Sunday School for all ages beginning at 10:45 a.m. Nursery care is provided beginning at 9:15 a.m.

MountainTop Bible Study meets 7 p.m. Wednesday evenings in the upper level lounge at the church. The love of God is the ongoing topic, using the epistles of 1, 2, and 3 John.

Share Food orders for June can be placed with the church office by June 11, for pickup on June 27.

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

Carbon United Methodist Church

You know, Father's Day will be coming soon. The men of the church went all out to serve the women a beautiful candlelight dinner for Mother's Day. Now it is their turn! The women are planning a big celebration for the men on the Sunday evening before Father's Day. So men, get your bibs ready and put aside June 14 for a very special time. Sunday, we were discussing how it seems that people think of "church going" as a woman's responsibility. How many families do you know of in which the women take the children to church every Sunday and the men stay home and mow the lawn or go fishing or watch TV? Then when the kids grow up, they can't understand why they don't want to continue going to church. Duh! Churches need strong male leaders and role models desperately. God is not a "woman's God."

He is not just a god for Eve but for Adam, too. Is it because our God is a god of love and not a god of war? Do men feel that He is not masculine enough? Would they rather have a god that demands them to fight holy wars to gain his favor? Men, wake up!

Well, Vacation Bible School will be starting on Monday. I notice that quite a few churches are having theirs that week. That is o.k. The important thing is to reach the children, period! Our Bible school will be a cooperative effort between our church and the Carbon Church of the Nazarene. This has worked out quite well for several years now. This year, the theme will be "MUSEUM 12627." Children will be attempting to find out the mystery of God's plan for us by following clues each day. They will solve the mystery at the end of the week. There will be skits, DVD presentations, songs, memory verses, missions, crafts, refreshments, and games ... so the evening will be filled with activities. Bring you kids, come yourself, enjoy a week of expanding your knowledge of God's plan for all of us.

Congratulations to Olivia Herron on her graduation from Northview High School. The world is yours, Olivia, and you have the ability to make it anything you want ... so go for it!

If you do not have a regular church of your own, come visit with us. We would love to have you. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m., and Worship is at 10:30 a.m.


You are invited to join us all summer long for a high energy, fun Vacation Bible School

The Brazil Nazarene Church, 1002 E. National Ave. will be having VBS on Sunday mornings, June 7 -- Aug. 30, 9-11:30 a.m.

Breakfast will be served before skits, crafts, music, games, prize give-aways, and more

Children ages 4-11 years old are invited to attend.

The church buses will run all summer long. If you need the bus to pick you up, call the church office, at 446-0371 and leave your name and address or email gina at ginasselby@hot-mail.com

There are other suprises that we'll share with you on Sunday mornings. We'll be having a time of outdoor fun and games, picnics, and more!

For those over the age of 11, there are regularly scheduled classes at 9 a.m., and church services at 10 a.m. for teens and adults, please, come join us!

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