Ashboro United Methodist Church
The Ashboro United Methodist Church, south of Brazil on SR 59, is holding their 32nd annual Ice Cream Social on Saturday, July 25, starting at 5 p.m.
There will be plenty of sandwiches, pies and cakes. Come and join in the fellowship and entertainment.
For more information, call Gena Stephens at 812-939- 0403.
North Union United Methodist Church
The annual Ice Cream social will be Saturday, Aug. 1, starting at 4 p.m.
Sandwiches, a salad bar, pies, cakes and homemade ice cream will be available.
North Union United Methodist Church is located on SR 42 at the Clay - Vigo county line.
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 as we ask what happens when we get too comfortable in our relationship with God and too secure in ourselves. Angela Hanson will present the special music 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.
Camp E.D.G.E. (Experience and Discover God Everywhere) is our 2009 Vacation Bible School theme. VBS is scheduled for Aug. 2-6 from 6-8:30 p.m. Call the church office, 812-877-1868, to register, or you can register online at www.seelyvilleumc.org.
Plan now to enjoy our annual Jonah Fish Fry on Saturday, Aug. 8, from 4-7 p.m.
August Share Food orders can be placed through Aug. 6, by contacting the church office.
Bee Ridge Church
Hello to all of you. Although summer is here, it really hasn't seemed like it.
What does summer mean to you? It means family reunions to me! I really enjoy being with family. It's a time we can sit and share with each other how things are going.
One thing that really astonished me that was mentioned by most of my family members was the turmoil going on in their church. Seems to be a lot of that going on everywhere we go. Why is that? What can we do about it?
First, we need to find out what is causing the turmoil. One of my cousins told me that their church was getting a lot of new people who want to change everything in the church. If they weren't happy with the church like it was, why did they pick that church? Maybe they just want to be in control? Or maybe they feel like they are helping.
It's hard sometimes to allow others to be who they are. Especially if we feel we know what's best. However, if we are to be respectful and truly loving, we have to let people go and trust that they will find their own way in their own time and understanding that it is their life to live.
Just reminding yourself that the only life you have to live is your own is the first step to letting go. I believe that is what God would want us to do.
If you would like to know more about God, come visit us at Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church at 10100 N. Kennedy's Crossing Road. Sunday School for both children and adults begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by Church Services for both at 10:30 a.m. We welcome you with open arms. God bless you all.
Carbon United Methodist Church
Tomorrow, Sunday, July 26, we will be having our fourth annual Church In The Park at the Carbon Park.
We will gather about 9:30 a.m., to assemble the things we need to take to the park and get set up. Then at 10:30 a.m., there will be a worship service with Rev. Larry Carr of the Carbon Church of the Nazarene delivering the message.
After the service, while some of us prepare the hot dogs and the food, others will be playing various games. One game, of course, is the highly competitive three-on-three basketball game played by some of the "old" men and all the young boys. Other games will be provided by Jeff and Kim Finnerty for those who do not wish to participate in the basketball game. We will try to eat about noon.
Bring your lawn chairs and join us for a good old-fashioned day at the park.
The Board held its monthly meeting last Monday evening. They decided to get the trustees together to begin checking on sealing the upstairs windows, putting in catch basins out back, and getting estimates on painting the basement.
Believers postponed their meeting until this coming Tuesday evening. Women, don't forget to change your calendars.
We hope to see you at the park Sunday. It should be a lot of fun ... the food will be good, and the fellowship will be excellent.
Otter Creek Christian Church
"This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24.
No matter what happens today, give God the glory, at least we can make it through it in the power of Jesus.
Philippians 4:13 says "I can do everything through him who gives me strength."
Where does your strength come from God or yourself? Even if you think you're self sufficient take a moment to think about it--when are you most capable of making the best decisions in your life? Of course, it does make a difference if you're a child of God or the world. The world didn't give you peace or joy so it sure can't take it away from you.
Now if you're a child of God and you think everything is going against you that's exactly what the devil wants you to do feel sorry for yourself and not praise God for all the good He has already done in your life.
In Isaiah 59:1 - 3 we read "Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save,  But your iniquities have separated you from your God;; your sins have hidden his face from you so that he will not hear.  For your hands are stained with blood, your fingers with guilt. Your lips have spoken lies, and your tongue mutters wicked things." ... If you think God doesn't listen to you maybe you should examine your thoughts, motives and actions. Why are you doing what you are doing, is it for your glory or God's glory?
I know I've had to examine my own actions, thoughts and motives many times these past few months while trying to build, "Sandy's Good Books and More" and sometimes I found it was me and other times God showed me the problem was who I trusted to do part of the work on the building. Watch for our opening in October.
God is faithful if we are faithful and even though we don't always recognize it He is there guiding us if we take time to be still and know that He is God. (Psalm)
Otter Creek Church Services are Sunday Study 9:30 a.m., and Worship at 10:40 a.m. This week Brother Jonathan Shradder will be bringing the message and special music will be Riley Hendrickson.
For directions call 812-446-4007 parsonage or if emergency and not answer call 812-249-3309 or 812-249-1715.
Keep all our military men and women in your prayers and their families.
God be with us as we give you the honor and glory it only takes a few faithful Christians (not one denomination) to join together in one accord to change what is happening. Remember there will be no peace until God is at the conference table, not a bunch of men pretending to be god. Til we fellowship together again either in person or by way of this column. God be with you.
Eastside Christian Church
Hello again from Eastside Christian Church. Don't forget to pick up your Angel Food order today at the church between 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Please enter through the glass doors. You may also pick up August's menu at this time. You may also see the menu on their website.
Starting with the August menu, you no longer have to purchase the main box to be able to buy any of the specials.
Orders for August will be due by the 16th. Someone will be at the church on Monday, Aug. 10 and Thursday, Aug. 13 to take your orders. If you need any help, or have any questions, please feel free to call 765-672-6363 or 812-448-1030.
It was good to see some people in church Sunday that had not been with us for awhile. It was also good to see Josiah.
Don and Ruth Roberts were baptized, and we want to welcome them into God's family.
A baby shower was held Sunday afternoon at the church for Jill Harms.
The new order of worship is being enjoyed by all.
We want to thank Ron and Linda Harms for the pew fans they have provided. However, the weather lately has not required the use of them, but we do appreciate them.
Keep in mind that we will be having a Family Sunday, Aug. 30. We want to invite anyone who is attending or has previously attended Eastside to worship with us on that day. A dinner will follow the service. We hope to see you.
Men don't forget your fellowship on Saturday mornings here at the church.
Sunday evening service is at 6 p.m., and the book of Ezekial is the topic. On Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m., Thessalonians is being studied.
If you are not attending church anywhere else, we want to invite you to be with us. Pastor's messages have been from the book of James on how to behave like a Christian. Until next time, remember to pray. God loves for His people to talk to Him.
First Christian Church
We will be having Frontline in concert at First Christian Church on Sunday at 6 p.m. This is a group from Ozark Christian College that tours during the summer months. Don't miss this! Go to www.occ.edu/frontline for more info.
During the month of July, we will be talking about "Re-launching The Holy Spirit In Our Lives."
This Sunday, Pastor Bob will be preaching about the Holy Spirit and how He comforts us.
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.
More information about First Christian Church and Cornerstone Christian School is on the church's web site, fccbrazil.org.
Church in the Park
Sunday, July 26, 2009, is the date for the joint Worship Services of the United Methodist and Church of the Nazarene of Carbon.
Bring your lawn chairs and come join us at the Carbon Park under the shelter.
We will begin assembling at 9:30 a.m., with the Worship Service starting at 10:30 a.m., and lasting to 11:30 a.m.
Following the Worship Services, games will be held for all attendees willing to participate while the food is being prepared.
At 12:30 p.m., hot dogs, baked beans, chips, brownies, and sodas will be served to all attending.
Please join us Sunday for Worship, fun, and food.
Carbon Baptist Church
Church camp is finally here. Our group will be leaving from the church on Monday, at 1 p.m., and will return on July 31, at 1 p.m.
On Sunday, Aug. 2, the youth will attend a concert in St. Louis. They will leave at 10:30 a.m. and return at 3 a.m. The special speaker will be Franklin Graham.
We had several from the church participating in the Clay County 4-H Fair. We are proud of all of them.
Our Ladies Ministry will meet Tuesday in the fellowship hall at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Jenni Chamberlain, speaking on the S.O.S. program.
Holy Ghost Filled Tent Revival
The Holy Ghost Filled Tent Revival, south of Brazil on Hwy. 59, and SR 46, will be July 29 - Aug. 7, for 10 nights of Anointed preaching, singing and lifting up the name of the Lord.
Pastors bring your singers and congregation out to be a part of this exciting time with the Lord, as the Spirit is lifted up under the tent and his glory is manifested in the hearts of the people as they leave in a different way then p.m. nightly.
Everyone is welcome.
For more information, call 606-246-1210. Website : http://www.jimmynelsonministry.org