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Church news

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Little Historic Church of Carbon

The first Friday program has been cancelled and rescheduled for Friday, July 24. A pitch-in dinner will be at 6 p.m., and the Brazil First United Methodist Church's Praise Band will perform at 7 p.m. Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy an evening of food and song.

Bethel United Methodist Church

Bethel United Methodist Church, 924 E. Pinckley Street, invites you to our monthly evening worship service, July 5, at 7 p.m. Music will be provided by P150, and refreshments will follow. Everyone is welcome, come as you are. We hope to see you there.

Otter Creek Christian Church

Happy Independence Day to everyone. Today we celebrate freedom here in our country. We take time to remember those who have given their lives fighting for the freedom that we enjoy today.

We also remember those who are fighting right now for our right to live in the greatest nation in the world. We say a big thank you those of you who have served in any of the armed forces.

When we think of the word freedom, do we really know what it means. Here is what the dictionary says (the condition of being free from restraints, departure from normal rules or procedures, the right to unrestricted use, full access). To enjoy to the fullest extent the rights that one has been given. People have sacrificed their lives for hundreds of years for the cause of freedom.

But what does freedom mean for the Christian? John 8:32 & 36 tells us (32. And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. 36. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.) Freedom for the Christian means that we have a way to be set free from our sin. Jesus died on the cross so that we might have freedom and eternal life if we only will accept His free gift. Today, you have a opportunity to know what true freedom is by accepting Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour and Lord of your life.

Remember, there will never be real peace and freedom until God is allowed to sit at the conference table.

Otter Creek Church is located at 6299 N. Crow Street, Brazil. The church number is 446-5300. Services are Sunday, Study is 9:30 a.m., and Worship is at 10:40 a.m. Check our web page at www.ottercreekchurch.com.

If you don't have a church home or are a visitor to our area please feel free to join us this Sunday. Until we fellowship again either in person or through this column, May God be with you. Please pray for our troops all around the world and for their families who are left behind waiting for their safe return. God be with them.

Have a safe and glorious 4th of July.

Harmony United Methodist Church

This Sunday we will be celebrating our nation's Independence Day.

We will be studying about freedom as a great country and as individuals. Our Scripture is from 1 Timothy 1:13-16 and tells of Saul (later to be known as Paul) receiving freedom by God's grace. We will compare his story to that of an 18 century slave trader named John Newton who also found God's grace in changing his heart and his life. Does that name sound familiar? It should, he later became a preacher and then composed the great hymn, "Amazing Grace."

This Sunday we will share at the Lord's Table and celebrate Holy Communion together as we give God thanks for His grace and the many blessings we enjoy. 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.

First Baptist Church

Tomorrow is Communion Sunday at First Baptist. It has been a busy week of community and family activities but we hope you will be here to worship with us.

Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., with classes for all ages. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. If you have a nursery-age child, Kary Lister will be in the nursery to care for your child. Tammy Pearce will lead the Spirit Kids for children's church.

Sunday evening services begin with Jr./Sr. High Youth meeting at 5:30 p.m. The adults will begin a study, at 6 p.m., to discover God's vision for your life. We will study the spiritual gifts, seek to identify your personal God-given gifts and discover how to use those to minister to others. Choir practice will follow the evening service.

Committees will meet Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Wednesday at 12:15 p.m., the Bible Study will continue in Exodus. It is never too late to join in the study in the cool fellowship room. Wednesday evening, at 7 p.m., will be the monthly business meeting.

American Baptist women will meet at noon Thursday. The ladies are collecting for the Edna Martin Christian Center in Indianapolis. You are invited to contribute paper products such as paper towels and paper plates throughout the month of July.

Many communities call their Fourth of July festivities freedom celebrations. The greatest freedom is the freedom from the power and slavery of sin. John 8:36 Jesus declares "so if the Son sets you free, you will indeed be free." Paul writes in Romans 8, "There is now no condemnation awaiting those who belong to Christ Jesus. For the power of the life-giving Spirit, and this power is mine through Christ Jesus, has freed me from the vicious circle of sin and death."

Come to church Sunday and celebrate that freedom or seek that freedom. We'll be expecting you.

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church

The Pastor is Father Harold W. Rightor II.

Mass schedule is Saturday 6:30 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m., Tuesday 5:30 p.m., Wednesday 9 a.m., Thursday 8:30 a.m. Reconciliation is 5:45-6:15 p.m., Saturday, or by appointment.

Father has added another mass. Mass will be at 8:30 a.m., each Thursday.

Divine Mercy Chaplet is prayed the first Sunday of each month at 8 a.m.

To schedule time to see Father Harold please call the parish office, at 448-1901.

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

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

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.

The next Parish Council meeting is July 7, at 6:30 p.m.

We are starting another trash bag fundraiser this weekend. Look in the entrance of the church for the signup sheet and in your bulletin this weekend. Since this is a fundraiser ask your aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and neighbors if they need any good trash bags. Buy a bunch and sell them door-to-door. Orders need to be turned in by July 24, so that we can get the order to the company sent in on July 27.

We keep asking for volunteers to help at bingo because we can only use volunteer labor from Annunciation as workers.

Due to a change in the gaming laws, as of July 1, we no longer have to have pull tab winners sign the boards for winnings of less than $250.

Bingo every Sunday evening at Kennedy Crossing. We are 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.

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.

Join us for 9:30 a.m., Sunday morning worship as we celebrate that the building of God's kingdom is more about people than place. The 14th and Chestnut Choir will present special music for 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.

The Seelyville July 4th Parade will begin at 5 p.m., Saturday, in the south parking lot at the church. The parade will end with free ice cream in the north parking lot. Everyone is invited to decorate their bikes, their pets, and themselves and join in on the parade but, sorry, no motorized vehicles allowed.

July Share Food orders may be placed by calling the church office no later than July 9.

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

Eastside Christian Church

We want to welcome Pastor Bill and Jan back from vacation. You were missed. It was also good to have Ann back at the piano. Her and Millie do such a great job with the music.

It is Angel Food ordering time again. Someone will be at the church on Tuesday, July 7, and Thursday, July 9, from 4-6 p.m., to take your orders. If you need other assistance with ordering, please feel free to call the church at 448-1500, or you can call 765-672-6363 or 812-448-1030.

Pickup day this month will be July 25. If you have not taken advantage of this program, you are missing out on a way to save on your grocery bill.

We want to remember to pray for those in our church who are unable to be with us most Sundays. We also want to pray for our military men and women who are serving our country so that we may enjoy the freedom that we have.

We also want to pray for our government that they will keep God in the decisions that they make. We should thank God everyday for our country. If you don't thank Him everyday, tomorrow is the Fourth of July, and definitely would be a good time to give thanks for His Goodness.

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to church on Sunday. Our church is located directly behind Hardee's on Church St..

Have a great Fourth of July. May God Bless America.

Carbon United Methodist Church

Oh, the weather changed. Hasn't it been wonderful. That hot, humid weather of last week was a killer. And to think that I grew up thinking that kind of weather was the norm.And there was never a day that I played inside because it was too hot to be out. Ah, are we a spoiled bunch of folks now.

This past week has been so great that, as old as I am, I've "played" outside as much as I could. Thank you, Lord, for giving us a variety. It really makes us appreciate to good times!

Today is the Fourth of July, the day that we celebrate our country's independence from England. Have you ever thought about what the people of England thought about our rebelliousness? I saw a program on TV about "Our Founding Fathers" which made them out to be rascals. Perhaps they were, but they were seeking something better for our country than what we had at the time. And I admire their tenacity and their stubborn will.

Let me tell you about Food Share. It is not a food pantry for poor folks; it is a food co-op. Each month, you can choose a Classic package, which gets you three meats and six different fruits and veggies for $17, or a Deluxe package which includes five meats and nine fruits and veggies for $24.

You cannot buy that much food for that price at the grocery store! Besides the regular monthly packages, you can also order from one to three extra items which are priced individually.

For the month of July, the choices of extra items are a grill pack which includes four sirloin tip filets, four boneless pork chops, two packages of ribs, and one pound of ground beef for $20. Or a 10 lb. box of jumbo hot dogs for $13. Or a meal pack which includes seven different entrees for $20. You receive a newspaper which tells the food items available for the following month and you order and pay for your choice a month in advance.

The food is distributed on the last Saturday of each month from 8-10 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Brazil.

If you wish to know more about it, call me at 448-8235 or Sharon Crawford at 442-1061. There will be a notice in The Brazil Times telling when you can sign up for July. Give it a try.

Our church is preparing for our 4th Annual Church In The Park which will be on Sunday, July 26.

The Carbon Church of the Nazarene will be joining us for the day. We will begin gathering at 9:30 a.m., have a worship service at 10:30 a.m., play games after that while the hot dogs are cooking, and then have a noon meal to top off the morning. Bring your lawn chairs and join us. It will be great!

First Christian Church

During the month of July, we will be talking about "Re-launching The Holy Spirit In Our Lives". This Sunday, July 5, pastor Bob Witte will be preaching about the Trinity and the Holy Spirit.

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

For children K-5th 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 they will join the 10:30 a.m. adult worship service at the church.

We will be having Crystal Valley Quartet in concert at First Christian Church on Sunday night, July 12, at 7 p.m. This is a great southern gospel group which is based here in Indiana.

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

Bee Ridge Church

Hello all. Can you believe that the Fourth of July is actually tomorrow? Where in the world has the past six months gone? Time really does fly, doesn't it?

What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think about July 4? Is it the carnival that comes to town? Maybe it's firecrackers, picnics, parades, etc? Have you forgotten what it really represents?

Fourth of July is Independence Day, the day we claimed our independence from Britain and the day Democracy was born. Every day thousands leave their homeland to come to the "land of the free and the home of the brave" so they can begin their American Dream. It's too bad we take everything for granted. We need to constantly thank God for the freedom we still have.

Speaking of thanking God, Pastor Jeff and the Congregation at Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church invite you to come visit us at our God's Church which is located on Kennedy's Crossing Road approximately 1.4 miles north of Northview High School. It's just a little country church but we like it that way.

We have Sunday School for both adults and children starting at 9:30 a.m. We also have church services for both starting at 10:30 a.m. Come see us and let us know how you feel about our little church. I'm sure you will like it.

God's blessings.

Brazil First United Methodist Church

Come by Forest Park today at our church's booth. We are selling Ritter's Frozen Yogurt with strawberries.

July is the month we celebrate freedom and independence. The Christian life teaches that true freedom can only be found when we surrender to the will of God through Jesus Christ. The people of Alcoholics Anonymous have found that relying on God is the only way to bread free from addiction.

Join us for worship tomorrow as we examine the phrase "United we stand, divided we fall." What does that mean to us as a nation, as a church, and as a people?

We sing "America the Beautiful" and "Let There Be Peace on Earth," in the traditional worship which begins at 9 a.m. The contemporary worship features piano, guitar and drums and starts at 11 a.m., Sunday school time begins at 10:10 a.m. for children and adults.

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.

The church is located at 201 N. Walnut St., Brazil. For more information, go to our website at brazilfirstumc.org

Carbon Baptist Church

This will be a busy week for us. We have a church stand at the park, selling tenderloins. Hope to see you all there.

On Sunday July 12, we will be having country gospel music by Rich Anderson Band, during the morning service. Invite your friends to come and enjoy.

Our next softball game is Monday at 7:15 p.m., at the Forest Park softball diamond.

We have started a "Prayer Warrior Team" at church. They will pray specifically for you or a situation that you may have. Please contact the church office for more information.

Our church camp is fast approaching, July 27-31. We have forms to be filled out. The cost is $75 per child.

Have a good week. Hope to see you at our tenderloin booth.

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