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Friday, August 7, 2009

Brazil First Church of the Nazarene

Greetings from the folks at the Brazil Nazarene Church

This past Saturday we had a Free Back to School Carnival at our church. It was a big success as we gave 50 filled back packs, furnished hot dogs, drinks, chips and cup cakes. We also had fun games with nice prizes and took orders for 22 school clothes. We had good volunteers from our church as well as a couple who were visiting us. They jumped in and helped us at every turn. We wish to thank everyone who helped in any way to make the children's back to school a better one.

If any child going back to school is still in need of clothing, please call Cindy Wright, and she will set up an appointment with you. Her phone number is, 249-9523 or 446-8209. This is for all children in our community.

Cassie Hood is back from Orlando, Florida where she was one of over 820 children from all over the US who were state Bible quiz winners. She brought home the "gold." Congratulations Cassie and keep up the good work. Cassie is the daughter of Joe and Erin Hood and grand daughter of Ray and Pat Heffner and Margie and Ken Hood.

Rhonda and Steve Schafer and son attended the Nazarene Conference in Orlando at the same time of the quizzing.

Last Sunday we were blessed to have Rev. Jeff Bridgewater and wife, Donna, attend our church. Jeff was our former musical director and his Donna was instrumental in our children's ministry.

They were on vacation from Bee Ridge and joined us for Sunday worship. We were sorry to have them leave our church but the Lord called them in to a new ministry life and we support their work for the Lord in a different church.

We still are continuing our Wednesday night services for the children in our community and offer free van service. This service starts at 7 p.m. They have fun games, Bible lessons and good snacks. If your child needs a ride to Wednesday service, call 446-0371, before 6 p.m., Wednesday, and leave a message on the answering machine if no one is available to take your call. Your call will be returned by Gina Selby or Erin Hood, children's ministries leaders.

If you are not attending church somewhere, then we invite you to worship with us. Life Classes start at 9 a.m., and Worship at 10 a.m. Please see today's church ad for other services and times. We do offer a baby nursery and a toddlers nursery. Casual dress is appropriate.

In closing remember this Effective Prayer: Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who knocks, the door will open. Matthew 7 verse 7 New Living Translation.

Have a blessed week.

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.

Our Jonah Fish Fry is this evening, 4-7 p.m. Join us!

Join us for 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning worship as we celebrate our week of learning at Camp E.D.G.E. 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.

August Share Food orders can be picked up 9-11 a.m., Saturday morning, Aug. 22.

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

Eastside Christian Church

Hello again from Eastside Christian Church. We would like to keep the following in our prayers: the Dellmo family, the family of Ruby Bell, the family of Vivian McMasters, Ashley Crabb and Jason Knecht, who will be returning to Iraq and anyone else needing prayer.

It was good to see Avilla and Thelma with us Sunday.

It is Angel Food ordering time again. Someone will be at the church on Monday and Thursday evenings, from 4-6 p.m., to take your orders. It is no longer necessary to order the main box to get any of the specials. Orders have to be turned in by Aug. 16. If you have any questions, please feel free to call 812-448-1030 or 765-672-6363. Pickup day will be Aug. 29. The new hours for pickup will be between 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the church.

The church board will have a meeting Thursday evening.

Men! Even if you go to another church, you are invited to attend our Mens' Bible Fellowship at the church every Saturday morning at 8 a.m.

If you are not attending church anywhere else, we would like to invite you to be with us tomorrow. Pastor's messages have been on how to behave like a Christian.

Even though we think of ourselves as Christians, we all fall short of being as God wants us to be. We must realize that faith and works must go together, they do not exist independently. We often think of hate being the opposite of love, but it is actually apathy. We hope to see you soon. Our church is located directly behind Hardee's on Church St.

Remember to love one another.

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.

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.

E-mail 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.

As many of you found out last week we have some problems with the church building. The clean-up of the steeple has been completed and we are ready for the archdiocese to inspect the damage. The wainscoting on the north wall has been removed and the process or replacing the old brick has begun.

We also must fix the drainage around the church at this time. Because of several drainage issues water flows towards the church which caused some of the brick damage, we have to install a drainage system that will keep the church dry.

As you can probably tell from what you have heard and read, we are rapidly running out of money for these repairs. Your prayers and contributions are desperately needed.

On a brighter note, the school yard got a new coating of mulch in preparation for the upcoming school year. Left over mulch was placed around the bushes at the rectory.

Speaking of the rectory, it needs a new roof. Bids are being let now.

Once we have the building taken care of we have several other projects to review. One of these is getting the organ repaired and a way to make it more accessible for the organists.

Another project is to look at uncovering the window that depicts the Annunciation that is over the altar. This window has been in place since the 1890s and has been covered up since the 1920s.

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


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.

Tuesday night church co-ed league, five members of men and/or women, need teams. New season starts Aug. 18. Contact Jeff Bridgewater at 812-241-3036, for more information.

Bee Ridge Church

Good morning to you all. Hope everything is going great. Please mark Saturday, Aug. 15, on your calendar. That is the day for our annual Ice Cream Social. It will start at 5 p.m., and will continue as long as people keep coming. Our menu this year will be hot dogs, desserts, drinks and home made vanilla ice cream. The cost will remain the same which will be a free will offering.

At our church we receive a pamphlet called "Seek The Abundant Life." One of the articles in it really made me stop and think. I want to share this article with you. The front page this past Sunday looked like a highway sign. Printed on the sign was "No Whining Any Time-Appreciate the Good."

We may not want to admit it, but everyone whines at one time or another. That's just human nature. If you read your Bible, you know that the Israelites were grumblers. They griped about the food. They whined about the lack of water. They challenged Moses' God-given authority over them.

Seems like they spent their entire 40 years complaining and belly-aching about whatever they could find fault with. How petty! We would never have been so cantankerous if we had been in their sandals! Or would we? It doesn't really take much to throw us into a tizzy. When bad things disrupt our lives, things don't go our way, or plans have to be changed, we usually join right in and complain like the Israelites.

In spite of all the complaining, the Lord never let them down. He took care of all their needs.

It's no different today. We see our problems as huge obstacles, sometimes even bigger than God. We grumble, get discouraged and basically give up on God at times. That is not what God would want us to do. He wants us to learn to trust Him in the tough times and praise Him during the good ones. So let's honor God by turning our whining into praises and our grumbles into gratitude.

If you need support, we invite you to visit us at Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church. Our Pastor Jeff speaks directly from the Bible. I'm sure you will find peace and will draw strength from God through his sermon. Church services begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday School is before church services at 9:30 a.m.

We are still located at 10100 N. Kennedy's Crossing Road. We'll be looking for you.

Otter Creek Christian Church

We've had quite a few comments about this column, thanks to each of you who read it and whether comments agree or not at least it gets people to thinking about how their lives are being lived.

We'd like to invite you to Otter Creek Christian Church, if you get your paper before 8 a.m. the Mens Prayer Breakfast will be today at 8 a.m. The church is located at 6299 N. Crow Street, Brazil. Our church number is 446-5300. Pastor Steve Brattain can be reached at 812-249-3309 after 5 p.m. or call me at 446-4007. Our regular services are Sunday 9:30 a.m. and 10:40 a.m.

On Aug. 15 we'll be having a fellowship dinner at 6 p.m. with singing from our congregation following at 7:30 p.m. We have several talented people within our congregation, God has really blessed us. The public is invited.

As you have probably noticed this is a little different format, but I want you to take a look at this scripture 2nd Chronicles 7:14, this is speaking directly to the Christian. "If my people who are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land."

This is what America needs, for the Christian to take a real stand by kneeling before the Lord of lords by asking for not only forgiveness of our countries sin but our personal sin. The only way for forgiveness to be given is for us to repent (turn away) from those things that make us stumble which in turn causes someone looking at you as a Christian to stumble and not want to give their hearts to God. Remember last week we looked at being a "Role Model", we must be doing what Jesus Would Do.

Abraham Lincoln is quoted as saying "Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong."

Remember to thank those who have fought for our freedom and keep those families in your prayers. These are the important words for this week "Call on God's Name"; humble yourself & pray; seek God's face; turn from wicked ways we have to do those things in order for Him to hear, fogive and heal.

Anyone wishing to come together and dedicate the new Christian Book Store building please join us at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 14, at 1520 W. White Rock Road.

Until we meet again either in person or through this page.

Carbon United Methodist Church

"Thank You, Lord, for the rain."

Once, almost 50 years ago, my husband and his brother had a bunch of Carbon Boy Scouts up in northern Minnesota on a canoe trip. This was a great new adventure for these small-town boys, but when they got up there it rained and rained and rained!

They didn't have rain gear, so they made "ponchos" out of trash bags. These helped, but despite trying to stay dry, they were all wet and miserable by evening. As was their custom, they took turns saying grace before they ate. There they were, standing around a wet, smoky fire with rain making everything around them soggy.

They bowed their heads and the only thing Larry could think of to say was, "Thank You, Lord, for the rain."

Since then, any time things get pretty grim and we get disheartened, our family remembers to pray "Thank You, Lord, for the rain."

Those boys all grew up to look back fondly on their one big adventure into the North Woods, and I doubt they remember how miserable they were standing there in the rain, but their prayer stuck with our family.

When you feel that you are really whipped, just remember that small prayer.

It is just one more week until our 52nd Annual Homemade Ice Cream Supper.

The people of the church are all ready to do their part to make it the biggest and best one ever. (We say that every year, and it's usually true.)

Mark your calendars for Friday, Aug. 14, from 4:30-7:30 p.m., and come out for a fine evening of fun, fellowship, and plenty of food.

We will be serving our homemade BBQ, homemade pimento cheese sandwiches, hot dogs, Coney dogs, salads and desserts along with plenty of homemade ice cream and strawberry shortcake.

What more could you want!

Join us this Sunday morning for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., and Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. Let's get together and thank God for the rain in our lives!

First Baptist Church

This Sunday's services begin with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. If you are visiting, a greeter will be at the north door on Walnut Street to help you find a classroom.

Worship services begin at 10:30 a.m. Marietta Martin will be in the nursery. Spirit Kids (K thru 2nd) will leave from the sanctuary with Steve Griffin.

We look forward to greeting visitors and our familiar faces, sharing praise and concerns.

We have been praying during the week for blessings for our pastor as he prepares his message and we look forward to this message.

Sunday evening at 5:30 p.m., the teens will meet. The final "Networking" session will be at 6 p.m., for the adults.

Wednesday, at 12:15 p.m., you are invited to the chapter by chapter Bible study. At 6 p.m., the Christian Education Committee will meet. That will be followed by our monthly business meeting at 7 p.m.

Thursday the American Baptist Women will meet in the fellowship room at noon. All ladies are invited. There will be an AWANA staff meeting in the evening.

Next Sunday we look forward to Promotion Sunday for our Sunday School students during morning worship.

Also, AWANA will be back! We are anticipating a wonderful year sharing God's stories and scriptures with the children of the community. Again we will have our worship service, lessons, crafts, games, and a light evening meal. Many adults are preparing for next Sunday evening at 5:30 p.m.!

Janet Wise is coordinating the program and you may call the church, 448-8112, to speak to the pastor or ask for a call back.

School begins this week. Going back to school signals a time of new beginnings for children in our community. With the opportunities for learning and developing new skills and forming new friendships comes a certain amount of apprehension for children, their parents, and teachers.

We at FBC are aware of the importance of a healthy, positive education experience.

The school year is a busy time juggling schoolwork, outside activities, church and for some, jobs.

Parents, teachers and support personnel are busy with work, home, and being involved in their children's lives.

We can all use this special tool -- prayer! Talk to the Lord in the morning and don't sign off until night before you go to sleep. Be online all day. Talk to the Lord throughout the day about all the issues you face.

Jump start your week by worshiping with us this Sunday. We'll be looking for you.

First Christian Church

We will be having our "Back To School Bash" this Sunday night, Aug. 9, at the pavilion 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.

Also, a motorcycle ride will be starting at the church at around 1 p.m., and ending up over at Forest Park at around 6 p.m. Go to fccbrazil.org and select "Events" to see the flyer or call the church office for more info at 812-446-2214.

During the month of August, we will be talking about "Re-launching My Time With God." This Sunday, pastor Bob will be preaching about taking one step towards God.

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, this Sunday is a "Family Sunday" meaning there will be no Kidzone activities. The kids will be in the regular worship services.

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.

Carbon Baptist Church

We had a wonderful church camp this year, with a lot of good reports from everyone that attended. We thank everyone who helped support our camp.

I would like to post our office hours, so we will not miss anyone that tries to reach the office, Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Friday 8:30 a.m. - noon.

We have a softball game this Thursday, at 7:15 p.m., at the Forest Park softball diamond. Go Carbon Baptist.

Please keep in prayer all the staff and students as school starts on Thursday.

God Bless you all.

Christian Women's Club of Terre Haute

"Thyme for Laughter" luncheon will be Tuesday, Aug. 18, starting with lunch on your own at 11 a.m., in the MCL meeting room.

Special Feature will be Anita Rhodes, Elbridge, Ill., with "Growing and cooking with herbs.

The speaker and music will be by Amy Gardner, Luna Pier, Mich.

Reservations are needed by Aug. 14. Call Doris at 812-466-5637. Tickets are $3.

The Prayer Connection will be Tuesday, Aug. 11, at Bobby and Angie's Restaurant, Clay City, with Judy Lints as hostess.

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