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Friday, June 19, 2009

Brazil First Church of the Nazarene

Greetings from the folks at the Brazil Nazarene Church

Our Sunday morning Vacation Bible School is going very well. The children meet each Sunday morning at 9-11:30 a.m. Van service is running and we will be happy to pick up a child if the parent/ guardian calls our church at 446-0371 and leaves a message with address and phone number. Our children's director will return the call and make arrangements. There is no ending date as this is ongoing.

A Star Spangled Celebration will be held July 5 at Forest Park at 11:30 a.m., right after church. This is for everyone, adults and children. Special activities for children have been arranged. Bring a packed cooler, filled with food and meet us at the "Cow Palace." Bring your friends and family. Table service and drinks will be provided. Plan on a good time of fellowship and fun.

Cassie Hood is busy preparing for her trip to Orlando, Fla. She will fly from Indianapolis to Orlando, June 25 with her mother and sister. She won the State Bible Quiz held in the Nazarene Church at Seymour, and now will be competing with winners from other states in Orlando. We hope you enjoy Disney World, Cassie, when you aren't quizzing. We wish you good luck and pray for safe travel.

We are sorry Makayla and Micky Sparks are unable to attend but they have a family illness. Hopefully, next year they will be able to go as they have worked so hard to get to the state level.

Madolin Sparks and Kelly Sparks are the quizzing coaches and what a wonderful job they have done. They have been all over Indiana with the quizzers giving up their Saturdays each time there is a "Quiz Meet". They also coach the kids on Sunday afternoon. "Thank you coaches, we appreciate you."

We recently lost a beloved member, Lula Harris. She was a long time member and will be greatly missed. We wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Lula's family and offer our support and prayers.

If you are not attending church elsewhere, we invite you to join us for any or all of our services. Sunday morning worship starts at 10 a.m. and Life Classes start at 9 a.m. Please read our ad in today's paper for the times of other services.

If you choose to join us, we want you to know that we will be delighted to have you 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.

Have a great week and God bless.

Bee Ridge Church

HAPPY SATURDAY. Most of you who are reading this article are established in what we call your "home church." You probably have attended that church for many years. What if, for some reason, you become dissatisfied and would like to see what other churches are like? Would you know what to look for?

Many people who are looking for a church home have the wrong priorities. some are drawn to a church for the beauty of it's buildings, it's size, it's musical program, it's pastor, it's location and many other reasons. As meaningful as these things may be, the most important consideration should be the doctrine of the church. In other words, what does it believe and teach? Are it's doctrines scriptural? Does it have a clear statement of faith? Or does it operate by the philosophy "anything goes?" That the bottom line. There can be no compromise whatever.

Vacation Bible School will be starting on June 22-26 from 6-8:30 p.m. All children are invited to come.

If you are looking for a new church, please come and visit us at Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church. I feel sure we will meet the qualifications you are looking for. We take our God very seriously.

In addition to that, we have handicap facilities. Also we have Sunday School for the children in the basement of the church at 9:30 a.m. At the same time, Sunday School for the adults is being held upstairs. Church services follows at 10:30 a.m., for the children downstairs and the adults upstairs.

Bee Ridge Church is located at 10100 North Kennedy's Crossing Rd. We hope to see you soon.

God be with you till we meet again.

Carbon United Methodist Church

Bible School is over for another year, but what a great week we had.

It seems that a lot of the surrounding churches had their Bible School at the same time as we did, but it didn't seem to make that much difference. Our numbers were actually up from last year.

The theme, "Museum 12627" was a lot of fun, the lessons were quite meaningful, and everyone, kids and adults, had a great time. Thanks to everyone who, as usual, stepped in and helped anywhere they were needed.

I especially want to thank all those people, adults and teens, who worked at getting our flooded basement cleaned up on Thursday evening after that humongous rain. The church had almost a foot of water pouring into the basement mostly from a drainpipe in the kitchen.

We found out later that the storm sewers had been laid but had never been hooked up!

They filled up and had no place to go but into our basement. We kept all the Bible School kids upstairs the entire time while folks used sump pumps and ShopVacs to get the water out.

Friday, I went up to the church to see what damage had been done only to find two of our women sweeping and mopping and cleaning. That afternoon, another of our members and some of the teens went to the church and put everything down off the table and in their place.

At our Father's Day Dinner on Sunday Evening, you would never have known what a mess everything was in on Thursday night. Thanks to everyone.

We did have a Father's Day Dinner for all the men on Sunday evening. Following an Italian theme, we had checkered tablecloths, candles in bottles, lasagna, garlic bread, salads, and lots of pies.

There was even some Italian music playing. Sharon Crawford was in charge of the dinner and it was great. Thanks, Sharon. Kim Finnerty made all the lasagna and it was delicious. It was a wonderful evening of food and good fellowship.

We have invited the Church of the Nazarene to share with us our Church-in-the-Park on July 26. We will begin at 9:30 a.m., to get everything down to the park. The Worship Service will be at 10:30 a.m.

Then while the hot dogs are cooking, there will be games for everyone. When all is cooked, we'll eat. Bring your lawn chairs and something to contribute to the food table and enjoy the day with us.

However, don't wait until July 26, come to church now. There is always a good message--one you can think about all week--to touch your heart. And the love and caring that is shared each Sunday is wonderful. We hope to see you at 9:30 a.m., for Sunday School and 10:30 a.m., for Worship.

Eastside Christian Church

Our Vacation Bible School came to a close last Friday night. The program the kids presented was great. They learned a lot of new songs and had so much fun singing them for their parents and guests.

We want to let Lorie and Jayme, the co-directors, that their efforts were so appreciated, and that they did a wonderful job. There were many others that volunteered such as teachers, craft helpers and kitchen staff that we want to thank also. The theme was CAMP E.D.G.E., and if you did not get a chance to see the church decorated for this, you missed out. We were really blessed by the children that did attend, and we hope to see your child next year.

Angel Food delivery day will be June 27. If you would like to pick up a menu for July on that day, we will be glad to give you one.

Summer will be officially be here tomorrow. We want to wish you a good summer. Maybe you would like to start out the summer by attending church here with us. Our youth pastor will be presenting the message tomorrow. If you are not attending church anywhere else, this is your invitation to come be with us. No one knows when Jesus will return, but we all need to be ready. Are you?

It was good to see so many in the service Sunday. But we do miss those that are not able to attend, but we want them to know our prayers are always with them. We also want to pray for our military and our government.

Our church is located directly behind Hardee's on Church St., and we look forward to meeting 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 U.S. 40 and 2nd Street in Seelyville, one block east of the stoplight.

Please join us for 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning worship, when we will explore the concepts of free will and God's master plan in search of the answer to "Who is in control?" We will also recognize and celebrate all fathers and adult men present at this service. 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.

June Share Food orders can be picked up next Saturday morning, June 27 from 9-11 a.m.

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

First Baptist Church

Happy Father's Day to all Dads. The first Father's Day was recognized in 1910, in Spokane, Washington. It was established by Sonora Dodd to honor her dad who had single-handedly raised six children, after his wife died in childbirth. June was selected because it was the month of Ms. Dodd's dad's birthday.

CBS did an intensive study of research about dads' influence on their children. There's mounting research that interactions with a father are equally, if not more, important than interaction with a mother in a child's positive development. Relationships with dads and moms are different and complimentary. And the study suggests that when fathers do housework with their children, their kids turn out to be better adjusted and more socially aware.

Services at FBC begin with Sunday Schoolat 9:30 a.m., and morning worship at 10:30 a.m. In recognition of Father's Day, there will be no evening programs.

The 12:15 p.m., Bible Study will be in the fellowship room continuing the study in Exodus. Come as you are and share in the study and have a cup of coffee.

The Deacons will meet Thursday at 7 p.m.

You've heard it before, but it is worth repeating: In your happy moments, praise God. In your difficult moments, seek God. In the quiet moments, worship God. In the painful moments, trust God. In every moment, thank God.

Take a few moments and come to church Sunday. We'll be looking for you.

Otter Creek Christian Church

This week we'd like to wish all the men a Happy Father's Day and even if you are not a father yet, you can be an example to those younger than yourself and sometimes even those who are older.

Fathers' are a special breed, they're tough enough to work at physical labor and tender enough to tuck a child into bed and read a bedtime story. Most of the time a father doesn't have to yell at you when you've done something not quite up to his standards----all parents have what I call "The Look," that's all most Dad's have to do is just give "The Look" and the kids and everything else falls into place.

Ephesians 6: 2--7 [2] "Honor thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; [3] That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. [4] And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath; but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. [5] Servants, be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; [6] Not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but as servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart [7] With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to men:

Now what does this mean to our fathers? It simply means be a good example to your children, sometimes watching how you respond to a negative situation will ultimately be more of a message to a child than a lecture or a "Do as I say, not as I do." All of us are creatures of our environment and we tend to follow what we've been taught or what we've seen.

Don't forget that J.B. and Melanie O'Neal will be our guest at Otter Creek Christian Church tonight; a pitch-in dinner at 5 p.m. and the music will begin about 6 p.m.

Otter Creek Church is located at 6299 N. Crow Street, Brazil, Ind. Phone 446-5300 or call Pastor Steve Brattain at 812-249-3309 or Sandy at 442-4007. Sunday Study begins at 9:30 a.m., and Worship at 10:40 a.m.

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church

The pastor is Father Harold W. Rightor II. To schedule time to see Father Harold please call the parish office at 448-1901.

Email for the parish office can be sent to annunication-church@msn.com.

The mass schedule: Saturday 6:30 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m., Tuesday 5:30 p.m., Wednesday 9:00 a.m. Reconciliation is 5:45-6:15 p.m., Saturday or by appointment. Divine Mercy Chaplet is prayed the first Sunday of each month at 8 a.m.

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.

If you have any news of interest to the parish please send me an e-mail at eaburt48@hot-mail.com. News must be submitted to me before Wednesday to get it in the paper on Saturday.

We will be having a Mass on June 28 for all Clay County Service Men and Women and their families. The Mass will be at 8:30 a.m. We wish to extend a personal invitation for all Service personnel and their families to come and join us this special Mass.

We are having a Father's Day breakfast after Mass June 21. This event is sponsored by the Lady Knights and everyone is welcome.

Check out our website for history of our church. http://mysite.verizon.net/resolhio/annun...

Bingo every Sunday evening at Kennedy Crossing is smoke-free. If we have 100 or more players 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 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 and a covered outside smoking area.

The Door Christian Fellowship Center

"Divine Healing" will be the theme for an outdoor crusade on Friday, June 26, and Saturday, June 27.

Steve Pinnick, an international evangelist from Tucson, Ariz., will minister. Prayer will be made for any type of physical, mental or emotional healing and for substance abuses.

Services will take place at 7 p.m. in the lot at 511 N. Ashley St.

For more information or transportation, call 442-8470 or 201-3966.

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