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Friday, August 21, 2009

Carbon Baptist Church

The softball season is over and it was a good one. Thanks to all who participated and hope to see you all back again next year. When I asked Youth Pastor Chris what our record was, he said, "I don't know," so figured it was more about fellowship, than winning or losing.

Our high school Bible study will be starting in two weeks, and our new college Bible study will be starting too. Also, this year Youth Pastor Chris is starting a junior high school service.

Please come and join our high school "Thirsty" in the modular behind the church. All are welcome.

Come and join a cell group on Wednesdays at 7 p.m., and you are always welcome for Sunday morning service.

Have a good 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.

Join us for 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning worship as we are reminded of the many ways the gospel of Jesus Christ is offensive to many folks.

Pam Bahrt, Cheryl Long, and Becky Taken will present the 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.

August Share Food orders can be picked up from 9-11 a.m., this morning.

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

Otter Creek Christian Church

Psalm 98: 4 tells us to "Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth; break forth in song, rejoice, and sing praises." Sing a new song, daily no matter what the circumstances of your life, give GOD the glory and testify of the good He has done in your life.

Have you ever noticed that when you begin to testify of God's goodness and mercy then say He expects us to obey HIM someone invariably says "Yeah, But. . ." Surely you don't really think he means that do you?" Yes, I do think HE means it but sometimes I may not always follow through, that is my fault not His because Philippians 4:13 says "All things are possible through Christ who strengthens me."

Romans 8:28 "All things work together for good for those who love the LORD and are called according to HIS purposes."

We invite anyone who doesn't have a church home or are visiting in our area to join us at Otter Creek Christian Church, 6299 N. Crow St., Brazil. For more information, call 812-249-3309 after 4:30 p.m., or the pastor's home at 812-446-4007 or Sundays at 812-446-5300.

Sunday Study at 9:30 a.m., and Worship at 10:40 a.m.

Don't forget that Sept. 12 will be our annual ice cream social and we'll have songs by The Coon Holler Kids, starts at 5-8 p.m. We'll also have a "Moon Walk for the kids.

If you see a person who has served our country to try to maintain our freedom, please say a heart felt thanks. You might also thank our firemen, policemen and others who serve our community. May God be with each of them as they perform their duties. Also keep in prayer all the families left behind while these brave men and women go into harms way to keep freedom--remember freedom is not FREE it comes with a price. Even our Freedom in Christ came because He was crucified for our SINS but Praise be to God he arose on the third day and is now our advocate with The LORD GOD!

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

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church

Pastor: Father Harold W. Rightor II

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

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

Mass schedule: Saturday 6:30 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m., Tuesday 5:30 p.m., Wednesday 9:00 a.m., Thursday 8:30 a.m. Reconciliation is 5:45-6:15 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 offic, 448-1901.

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.

Remember Danny who was scheduled for heart surgery on Friday and Charley who has back surgery scheduled in a little over a week from now in our prayers. We pray for God's healing touch and that both have quick recoveries.

The time was changed, so I thought I would run this again.

Plans are being made to have a joint parish picnic with Holy Rosary in the Forest Park Pavilion (the "Cow Palace) on Sept. 27. Mass will be celebrated by Father Harold at 12:30 p.m., in the pavilion with a pitch-in picnic afterward. All parishioners, family, and friends are invited.

Families whose last name starts with A through G are asked to bring a dessert to share; names H through P are asked to bring a vegetable dish; names Q through Z are asked to bring a salad.

The Knight of Columbus will grill hamburgers and hotdogs. The Lady Knights will provide paper goods and drinks. Games and activities will be planned for the youth and the young-at-heart, but all families are invited to bring their favorite lawn games or other activities.

Drinks, paper goods, tables and seating will be provided. You are invited to stay as long as you wish after the dinner. Why not plan on spending the afternoon visiting with old friends and making some new friends? Let's make this a picnic like we used to have years ago.

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


In the past year or so we have lost several volunteers to health problems and job changes. We have lost Cathy, Tony, Bill, Chester and Chris. We lost Charles, Charlie and Nick too. We did gain a few new people, we got Tanya and Cindy and Larry and Ed, but we didn't get near as many as we need. Please help us, without additional help we may end up having to close bingo and that would hurt the church very much.

We are having a food drive at bingo this week and next. You will receive a chance to win $75 for each non-perishable food item brought in. Spend a couple of bucks and you might win $75. That pays for bingo and food.

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.

Eastside Christian Church

Men, if you are reading this in time to get your wife and take her to the church at 8 a.m. this morning, Pastor Bill is beginning a series entitled Love and Respect. This is a great series whether you have just gotten married or have been married for many years. The series will last five weeks. If you can't make it this Saturday, mark it on your calendar to be there next Saturday.

Don't forget your Angel Food order will be need to be picked up next Saturday morning between 10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.

We would like to take this opportunity to invite anyone who has attended our church in the past or present to be with us Aug. 30 for our Family Sunday. We would like to see whole families with us.

A luncheon will be furnished following the worship service. The men will be grilling hamburgers and hot dogs. Side dishes, salads and desserts will also be provided. Come be with us. Sometimes people think Christians don't have any fun, but come be with us, and we will show you that we do.

It was so good to see some familiar faces that we hadn't seen for awhile Sunday.

Remember to keep praying. And let us especially remember our military men and women.

Pastor Bill will be continuing with his messages from James on How to Behave Like a Christian. He has given us much food for thought.

How do you appear to outsiders? Our main goal should be to be more like Jesus everyday. And in doing this, we will show others that they too will want to be more like Him.

Until next time, may God bless you.

Harmony United Methodist Church

Another week of sunshine (and some storms). Indiana in the summer is like that, beautiful one minute, dark and threatening the next. But I like this weather. It is so much better than the gray days of winter. It's good to have a clear distinction between sunny and stormy instead of the "just another day" outlook. That is true with the weather and with our lives.

Paul talks about that when he tells the church in Ephesus to be careful and make wise decisions rather than foolish ones. Always be attentive to staying faithful with your actions and attitudes. Being consistent keeps things from getting blurred and confused. It keeps our vision from slipping into the "gray zone" where boundaries and limits are easily missed.

This week we will have our 2nd confirmation class for youth and adults wanting to know more about basic Christianity, baptism and church membership. The class is open to all and will be on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Lena UMC. Call 812-448-2917 for more information.

As always, there will be plenty of great fellowship and sharing in joys and concerns. We are also re-building the church choir. So, come and make a joyful noise with us! Sunday Morning Worship -- 9 a.m., Sunday School -- 10:45 a.m. Come and join us!

First Baptist Church

Sunday morning at First Baptist begins with donuts at 8:45 a.m., until Sunday School classes begin at 9:30 a.m. Fresh donuts will be served with beverages and extra time to visit.

Worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. Carolyn Thompson will be in the nursery and Deb Plummer will take the Spirit Kids from the sanctuary to Jr. Church.

AWANA and Jr./Sr. High Youth meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. Both groups had tremendous attendance last Sunday and they are looking for even more this Sunday evening. Last year members came wearing their vests and bringing their personalized totes. There will be songs, lessons, memory work, games, and a light meal.

Adults are welcome to go to the sanctuary for praise and Bible Study that begins at 6 p.m.

Wednesday Through-the-Bible Study starts at 12:15 p.m. Everyone is invited to engage in the informal discussions in the fellowship room.

Thursday evening at 7 p.m. the deacons will meet at the church.

Saturday, from 2-4 p.m., you are invited to a 60th wedding anniversary celebration for Daryl and Jean Freeman.

Sunday, Aug. 30, we will have our World Mission Dinner following morning services.

A Secret place devotion this month suggested that "come" may be God's favorite word since it is used over two thousand times in the Bible. God is an inviting God. "Come, follow me...", "Come to me...", Come with me...", "Come now...".

We invite you to come to First Baptist and join in the experience.

Bee Ridge Church

Hello. How are you all doing today? I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all who came to our Ice Cream Social a week ago today. Special thanks to Paulette Gaskill who organized the whole thing. Also, special thanks to each and every person who helped. We could not have done it without you.

Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church invites you to attend "The Lesters" in concert at the Nazarene Church in Brazil on Sunday evening, Aug. 30, at 6 p.m. The concert is FREE, but a free-will offering will be collected.

One more thing. There will be a 9-11 a.m. Thank You Dinner held at our church on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 13. All Clay Firefighters, Law Enforcement Officers, EMS and Military are invited to attend. Dinner begins at 4:30 p.m., with services beginning at 6 p.m.

Last, but not least we invite you to come to our Sunday School and Church Services. We have Kids Sunday School downstairs while Sunday School is going on upstairs.

Both Sunday School classes will start at 9:30 a.m. Church services will be held upstairs 10:30 a.m. At the same time Church services will be going on downstairs.

Pastor Jeff and the congregation trust that you will come visit us soon.

If you've never been to our church, you can find us by taking State Rd. 340 to Northview School. Then turn north on Kennedy's Crossing Rd.

We are the first church on the east side of the road. You can't miss us. God be with you now and always.

Zion United Church of Christ

The Zion United Church of Christ will welcome Hickory Hollow Aug. 30.

Hickory Hollow is a Bluegrass band that will perform at the church, located one mile south of Poland.

All are welcome. A pitch-in dinner will begin at 6 p.m.

For more information, call 812-986-2461.

Carbon United Methodist Church

Our 52nd Annual Homemade Ice Cream Supper was a great success. The weather was just right, the food was delicious, and the people who came seemed to really enjoy being there and visiting with all their old friends.

Our people enjoyed working and serving up all that good food just was much as the people who bought it. It has almost become a "homecoming" event, for we see many of the same old faithful customers every year. We want to thank them for coming. We also want to thank all the people who donated their time and efforts and good food to the cause. We are already planning for next year's 53rd Supper.

August is almost gone! We are now looking forward to our Kid's Karnival and Believers' Bazaar which will be coming up on Sept. 19 during the Van Buren Volunteer Fire Department's Annual Fish Fry.

The church kids will be planning for the Karnival at their meeting this coming Sunday.

The Believers are already asking folks to begin cleaning out their closets and cabinets and making their jellys and candies for the Bazaar. Sept. 19 will be here before we know it!

Sunday, Sept. 27, will be our Homecoming. We are trying to contact all the people who attended Sunday School or Bible School as children to invite them to come to our Homecoming this year. If you are one of these, put Sept. 27 on your calendar and come join all the others in returning to the little church of your childhood. Won't that be great...and won't some of you have tales to tell! There will be a Social Hour from 9:30-10:30 a.m., and then a Worship Service beginning at 10:30 a.m., at which all of you will be recognized and given a chance to reminisce a bit.

You don't have to wait until Sept. 27 to come to church, you know. The doors are open every Sunday and you are welcome any time. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m., and Worship is at 10:30.

Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church

The 17th annual Help-a-family-at-Christmas ABCD Golf Scramble is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 26, with a shotgun start at 1 p.m., Forest Park Golf Course.

Cost is $45 per player, includes cart, steak dinner and door prizes.

Gift certificates to the Pro Shop for first place is $400, second place $300, third place $200, and fourth place is $100.

All money raised from this golf scramble goes directly toward buying clothing for local children. Each of the last several years, there have been 45-50 children aided through this project.

Entries and money may be turned in at the clubhouse or call Trent Eldridge at 812-442-0851 or Anthony Young at 812-443-3853, for more information.

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