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CHURCH NEWS

Friday, July 31, 2009

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.

Join us for 9:30 a.m., Sunday morning worship as we take a serious look at our "most wanted" list of people who need to know Jesus. Special music at this service will be presented by Becky Taken. 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 & Discover God Everywhere) is the theme of our 2009 Vacation Bible School which will take place Aug. 2-6, 6-8:30 p.m. Call the church office, 812-877-1868, to register, or you can register online at www.seelyvilleumc.org.

Our annual Jonah Fish Fry is next Saturday, Aug. 8, 4-7 p.m. Plan to attend!

August Share Food orders can be placed through Aug. 6, by contacting the church office.

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

Brazil Bible Fellowship Church

It is exciting to observe how God is still actively at work today and it is a special blessing to be a part of it.

Fourteen of our children and teens are spent this past week at Shakamak Bible Camp. Tomorrow six of our children, youth and adults are being baptized. Our church family has been blessed with seven new families over the past several months.

Our youth group that meets on the second and fourth Sunday nights of each month has had a great attendance and the teens have a great time together. They participate in the bible study and then they continue having fun as they compete in all different kinds of activities.

On a Christian radio station a week ago there was a very disturbing report. It was reported that some churches and even some denominations no longer hold to the view that the Bible teaches that all men are sinners and that God will condemn the unbelievers to an everlasting torment.

To counter such false teaching, Pastor Gordon took us through the Scriptures last Sunday to show us what the bible teaches regarding the doctrine of sin. The Word of God is clear that all are born in sin and death is the daily reminder of that truth. That news brings utter hopelessness and despair. But the bible also brings hope and a remedy: Christ.

Christ's death on the cross and His resurrection bring hope. By confessing one's sinfulness and trusting in the sacrifice of Christ as the payment for one's sin, a sinner may be saved and reconciled to God (2 Corinthians 5:18-21). We are so thankful that God has given us His Word so we can know and discover the truth.

We want to invite you to join us tomorrow at 10 a.m. for S.S., at 11 a.m. for our worship service.

At 3:30 p.m., we will be having our baptismal service at the Calvary Baptist Church. We are so thankful that they are allowing us to use their baptismal. Next Sunday night our youth group will be meeting at the church at 6 p.m. All teens in middle school and high school are welcome.

We are located directly across from the 4-H fairgrounds. You can check us out on the web at www.brazilbible.org.

If you would have any interest in hearing some of Pastor Gordon's messages just click on the audio/visual link. If you have any questions you may email us at pastor@brazilbible.org or you may call the church at 442-5008.

Our greatest passion is to know God and proclaim His truth. Our greatest concern is that you are reconciled to God through Christ. We are here to help.

Holy Ghost Filled Tent Revival

The Holy Ghost Filled Tent Revival, south of Brazil on Hwy. 59, and SR 46, will continue through 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 : www.jimmy-nelsonministry.org

Email: jimmynelson@myway.com

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church

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.

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.

I think I left off with our history with the deaths of the original priests. I will continue from that point in our history.

Father Pierrard had long realized the need of a new school to care for the increasing number of children, and before declining health had forced him to abandon his work he had made full preparations.

When the fifth pastor, Rev. Joseph T. Bauer, came in 1906, the basement and foundation of the present school were already completed. The new school building was soon completed and within a short time nearly three hundred children were enrolled. This was the peak of the Catholic population in Brazil and with the fading of the industrial revolution the population soon started to decline.

In 1910 Father Bauer was removed to St. Mary's Church, Madison. Reverend Augustine J. Rawlinson, who had been Assistant at the Church of the Assumption, Evansville, now became the sixth pastor of Brazil.

He came to steer the parish through a disheartening period. Industrial decline set in and families moved away leaving the church deeply in debt for the new building.

The failure of the Building and Loan Association wiped out a large sum that had been invested there earmarked for this debt. So the congregation was deeply discouraged. Nevertheless by the time Father Rawlinson left "the parish was in the best condition it had known for nearly 15 years."

Father Rawlinson also served as a mediator in labor-management disputes during his pastorate. As Fr. Wicke, who succeeded him, writes:

"War could hardly be expected to have any terrors for one who had gone through the experiences of this parish since 1910; in September, 1917, Father Rawlinson volunteered for service in the U. S. Army."

During Fr. Rawlinson's absence the parish was administered by the Rev. D. F. Fitzgerald, who also entered the army, and the Rev. Frederick Burget, who later died in Terre Haute, April 17, 1948. Fr. Rawlinson returned in 1919.

Two parishioners died in France during WWI. They are Thomas L. Bussing and Robert Barnett Harris.

The history of Annunciation may be viewed at the following web site.

http://mysite.verizon.net/resolhio/annun...

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.

Bethel United Methodist Church

Bethel United Methodist Church located at 924 East Pinckley St, is having their monthly worship service on Sunday, Aug. 2, at 7 p.m.

Music will be provided by P150, and refreshments will be served afterwards.

Pastor Ernie Rush always has a great devotional that is sure to inspire you and give you hope. If you haven't attended one of these worship services, please come by and see if you like it. Don't worry about what to wear, it is a very casual atmosphere! We hope to see you there!

Carbon United Methodist Church

What a great day we had last Sunday at our "Church In The Park" outing! After all the threats of rain and storms, God couldn't have given us a more perfect day.

The Carbon Church of the Nazarene and our church joined together for worship and then games and eats. The young folks challenged the old men to a three-on-three basketball game. I hear that, although they wore the old guys out, the old guys won by one point.

Others played badminton, ring toss, and such games while the younger ones enjoyed the playground equipment.

There was plenty of food including hot dogs, chips, baked beans, watermelon, and brownies. There were fifty people there give or take a few kids who drifted in and out.

August will be a busy month for us. We will be getting ready for our 52nd Homemade Ice Cream Social on Friday, Aug. 14. Advertising is already in full swing and so are the sign-up sheets. Actually, nearly everyone knows his job and what he is to do, so it falls into place pretty easily.

Be sure to mark your calendar for the Ice Cream Social. There will be BBQ sandwiches, hot dogs, homemade pimento cheese sandwiches, salads, desserts, drinks, and, of course, homemade ice cream served plain or as a strawberry shortcake!

It was so good to worship God outdoors with the Nazarene folks Sunday. It is always good to worship God and thank Him for all the blessings he bestows on us.

Do you stop to thank Him? Come join us Sunday and we'll do it together! Worship is at 10:30 a.m., every Sunday.

First Baptist Church

First Baptist is looking forward to having you worship, study, and serve with us this week.

This is Communion Sunday at FBC. Communion is a special time in the life of a Christian. It reminds us of the cost of the Cross to our Lord and our own unworthiness as we do this in remembrance of Him. It also gives us a sense of anticipation and joy when we know we have an eternal future in our "Father's House."

The worship begins at 10:30 a.m.

Diana Pearce will be the nursery supervisor. Spirit Kids will go to their class following praise and prayer.

Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m., with classes for all ages. The Christian Education wing is on the ground level. There is a covered drop-off door in the rear.

Sunday evening activities begin at 5:30 p.m., with Jr./Sr. Youth meeting in the Teen Room. The evening service begins at 6 p.m. followed by choir practice.

Tuesday evening, at 6 p.m., begins the committee and board meetings.

The 12:15 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study will meet in the Fellowship Room with study guides available to support your reading.

We are looking forward to the re-start of AWANA Aug. 16.

We especially look forward to seeing you Sunday morning!

Take 5

"Take 5" A high energy, action packed evening for kids and teens will take place on Friday, Aug. 7, starting at 8 p.m.

Activities will include gym games, air tramp and pool, air hockey and foosball, all in the game room.

Prize games in age groups will be the wheelchair time trial and the frisbee throw. A tug-o-war will also take place.

Food will be served and everything is free. "Take 5" will be at the old Jr. High gym, 201 N. Washington St., Brazil. For more information or to schedule transportation, call 812-442-8470 or 812-201-3966.

Brazil First United Methodist Church

Children's Director Jeanie Hines will be rewarding certificates to children in our Education Department for Promotion Sunday.

We sing "Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee," in the traditional worship, beginning at 9 a.m. The 11 a.m. worship features more contemporary music. Sunday School time begins at 10:10 a.m. for children and adults.

The 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 new phone number is 812-443-2230.

For more information, visit our website at www.brazilfirst-umc.org

The church is located at 201 N. Meridian St., Brazil.

Terre Haute After 5

The Terre Haute After 5 dinner event will be Tuesday, Aug. 18, from 6:30-8:15 p.m., at Saint Mary of the Woods Providence Center.

Serendipity, the luck of finding a pleasant surprise, will be presented by Candy Dreher. She will surprise us with the many personal and home gifts available at Mildred & Company, Clinton.

Speaker Amy Gardner, a humorous young mom and homemaker from Luna Pier, Mich., will speak about "Laughter and Joy" and entertain us with song.

Upcoming in September will be an evening "Out on the Town." with a buffet style dinner at ISU campus Dede III Plaza, Hulman Memorial Student Union, after a tour of the Ohio Building, with speaker Lesta Anderson.

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

First Christian Church

We will be having our "Back To School Bash" on Sunday, Aug. 9, at the Pavillion at Forest Park from 6-8 p.m. This is a community wide event. Invite your friends and come have a great time! There will be food available for purchase, carnival games, prizes, inflatable bounce houses and live music. Go to fccbrazil.org and select "Events" to see the flyer.

During the month of August, we will be talking about "Re-launching My Time With God" This. Sunday, Aug. 2, pastor Bob will be preaching about prayer and "devine delays".

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.

Otter Creek Christian Church

Have you ever thought of yourself as a "Role Model?"

Whether you realize it or not, you are a role model to someone, some of us are not good role models but never the less we are models. Who looks to you for guidance?

I know we have three adult children, three almost grown grandchildren and three little great-grandchildren. All of them have followed to some extent our leads as they were growing and sometimes I found myself ashamed at the model I was giving to them. Even though we don't always have the best role models somehow, God takes even our errors in judgement and uses them for good if we will allow Him to do so. After all the greatest role model was and continues to be Jesus Christ, look at what it says in Philippians about following His example.

In Philippians 2: 14-15 "Do all things without complaining and disputing, that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault." The only way we can be blameless is by following His example.

Who are your role models, race car drivers, baseball players, politicians, preachers?

It makes a difference whom you use as your example for your life and true you may not live up to what you think they'd do but, if you follow closely enough your light will reflect that person.

My foremost role model is Jesus, and there have been others whom I thought emulated Him in my life and of course they would probably think "I'm only human, don't follow me" -- follow Jesus but they show Him in their lives. I'd like to thank them.

My first Sunday School teacher, that I remember, Mrs. Flo from Rock Run Church, My Grandma Austin, Aunt Boodie, Ginny Grey, My Pastor Don Perry, My husband Steve and our children and my sisters, especially Anita.

Getting to fulfill the goal of a Christian Book Store would not have been possible without her hard work and encouragement. So you see everybody had or has role models what kind are you. Remember someone is watching you right now, you never know when a kind word or deed is going to lift someone up to be all they can be in the Lord. Give a word of encouragement to someone today.

Otter Creek Church will be having its regular services Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 10:40 a.m. For more information call 812-446-4007. On Aug. 15, at 6 p.m., there will be a pitch in fellowship dinner followed by singing at 7:30 p.m. Public is welcome.

Our address is 6299 N. Crow Street Brazil, In. If you need to talk with Pastor Steve you may call his cell at 812-249-3309 after 5 p.m.

If you see a person from our military, past or present, anywhere please thank them for their service for our freedom. Keep our troops in your prayers and their families as they serve just as surely as if they are there with their loved ones.

Remember to pray for our country, start by asking forgiveness for taking God out of a lot of our functions there's suppose to be only 14 percent of Americans who don't believe in God so why do we allow the minority to be in charge? We are a country founded on Godly principals we need to turn back to them not only in the bad times but in good as well.

Til we fellowship again either in person or by way of this column, May God be with you.

Bee Ridge Church

Good Morning To You All. It's August 1 already. Can you believe the summer is practically gone?

School will be starting soon. So, all you kids enjoy the little time you have left before school starts.

Once school begins, it will be a whole different ball game. You may be going to a completely different school where you don't know anyone. Just remember to be yourself and don't worry about being the most popular person there. Please keep in mind that just because an idea or way of doing things is popular doesn't mean it's right for everyone.

However, part of the way that something becomes popular is that many of us don't take the time to determine what's right for us. We simply do what most of the people we know are doing.

In this way, our decisions about life are made by default, which means that they aren't what we call conscious decisions. There may be many other options available, but we don't always take the time to explore them. This may be the result of feeling overwhelmed or pressured by family, peers and humanity to do things their way, the way things have always been done.

Regardless of the cause, it is important that, as often as we can, we decide for ourselves what to do with our lives rather than just drift along with popular opinion. It is not always easy to make decisions that go against the grain. Many people feel threatened when those close to them make choices different from the ones they are making.

Parents and grandparents may be confused and defensive when we choose to raise our children differently from the way they raised us. Friends may feel abandoned if we decide to change our habits or behavior.

Meanwhile, on our side of the fence, it's easy to feel frustrated and defensive when we feel unsupported and misunderstood simply because we are thinking for ourselves. It can be exhausting to have to explain and re-explain our points of view and our reasons.

This is where gentleness, openness and tolerance come into play. It helps if we are calmly persistent, consistent, and clear as we communicate to those around us as we are making our choices.

At the same time, we have the right to say that we are tired of talking about it and simply need our choices to be respected. Our lives belong to us and so do our decisions. Those who truly love us will stand by us and support our choices regardless of what's popular.

If you want to belong to a little church that is filled with love for God, please come visit us at Bee Ridge Congregational Church. It's located on Kennedy's Crossing Road approximately 1.4 miles north of Northview High School. Sunday School services begin at 9:30 a.m. Church services start at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Jeff and the congregation welcomes you with open arms.



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