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Friday, September 4, 2009

Bethel United Methodist Church

Bethel United Methodist Church will be having our monthly Worship Service on Sunday Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. Music will be provided by P150, and refreshments will be served after the service.

A Bible Study with Pastor Ernie Rush will be from 6-7 p.m., and the youth group, grades sixth through twelfth, will meet during the same time.

Please join us in Praising our Lord!

First Baptist Church

Think like a duck? When ducklings hatch, they don't know they are ducks. When they hatch, they imprint on the first thing they see. The first thing that duckling sees should be its mother or a brother or sister.

If it imprints on a dog, it will think it is a dog. The creature the duckling imprints on is always the first thing the duckling thinks about and is the most important creature in the world.

Christians need to think like ducks. Imprinting on God, we will look to Him to provide warmth, daily needs, protection and to teach us how to live. If we are imprinted on God we will become frantic when we get lost and will go back to God.

This Sunday is Communion Sunday at First Baptist. This is always an important time to focus on God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength.

Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m. with classes for all ages. There is a nursery and children's church during morning worship.

There are no evening activities on Labor Day weekend.

Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. we will have Bible Study in the fellowship room. You don't have to read aloud, just come and learn with us.

There is always a new fact or idea to think about. Sometimes we relearn something we had forgotten, imagine that!

Wednesday at 7 p.m. is our business meeting in the chapel.

American Baptist Women Ministries meet in the fellowship room at noon for a meal, mission lesson, and business.

Thank you to all who provided our mission dinner last Sunday and to those who gave to the World Fellowship Offering throughout the month.

We'll be looking for you Sunday.

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church

Pastor is Father Harold W. Rightor II

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

Mass schedule: 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 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 812-448-1901.

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.

The Knights of Columbus will be having a Pancake Breakfast on Sept. 27, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. The Knights have these breakfasts four to six times a year as one of their fund raisers.

Come and enjoy freshly made pancakes, sausage, hash browns and an egg casserole. Our sausage is made from a hog that John Hopwood donated to the Knights and we butchered for us by Wabash Clay Custom Meat Inc.

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.


Our food drives were successful and we gave over a hundred pounds of food to the food pantries.

We have another NO-SPLIT night coming up this Sunday.

Recently our Large Jackpot was won, some of our Jar Ball money was won and our Side Pack games were hit for the $150. We still have a lot of money to be won, come and join us and you may be one of the luck winners.

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 US 40 and 2nd Street in Seelyville, one block east of the stoplight.

Please join us for 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning worship. Jo Phillips will present her first report on the new Indiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. 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.

September Share Food orders can be placed through Sept. 10 by contacting the church office.

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

Otter Creek Christian Church

When will we live in peace? Just look around you, the world is in a downward spiral, until we as Christians, fall on our face and repent from our sin, [Romans 3:23] "ALL have sinned and fallen short of the glory of GOD". We must then practice what we preach. We've all heard that saying before so quit judging others and take the beam out of our own eye.

Second Corinthians 13:11 "Aim for perfection, listen to my appeal, be of one mind, live in peace. And the GOD of love and peace will be with you". Peace comes from living our life daily for the glory of Him not ourselves. We can not aim for perfection if we air to please our own desires but when our hearts desires becomes what The LORD wants us to do, then our aim will be sure and hit the target because GOD will straighten our aim and we'll hit the target of love and peace.

There is a song which says "Give of your best to the Master, give of the strength of your youth" He will be willing to reach out to you if you reach up to HIM and ask for HIS forgiveness.

You are invited to Otter Creek Christian Church at 9:30 a.m. for Sunday Study and 10:40 a.m. Sunday Worship each week. Our church number is 443-5600 or for more info call 446-4007 or after 4:30 p.m. 812-249-3309 ask for Pastor Steve. If you don't have a church home or are a visitor to our area please feel free to join us.

Saturday, Sept. 12 will be our annual ice cream social at 6299 N. Crow Street Brazil, In. Begins at 5 p.m with the Coon Hollar Kids singing from five to six p.m. We'll serve until we run out of food there always seems to be left overs, God always gives us our every need (not always what we want). You know that God always has surprises for His children, we'd like to share a few with you.

Don't forget to thank those who have served our country and Thank GOD for giving us the opportunity for salvation through HIS SON JESUS ' Blood.

Until we meet again either in person or by this page, may God be with you and may you listen to His still small voice that speaks to all of us if we'll just be still and know that HE is GOD. Lift someone up today by doing something nice for them, even if they don't know it.

Something to think about "The Best Vitamin for a Christian is to B1".

Bee Ridge Church

Welcome to September and Happy Labor Day. This is the day we celebrate the achievements of workers and the Labor movement. It traditionally marks the end of the summer recreational season in America, and the beginning of the fall season.

Several years ago, it was an indication of all schools beginning after the summer vacation. That doesn't apply now. Most schools have already been in session for a couple of weeks.

Sept. 12 is the Bee Ridge School Reunion which be held in the shelter of Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church from 2-4 p.m. If you want to bring something, finger foods would be appreciated. This is open to anyone and everyone who attended Bee Ridge School. Hope to see you all.

Don't forget the 9/11 Thank You Dinner at Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church on Sept. 13.

All Clay County Law Enforcement Officers, EMS, and Military are invited to attend. Dinner begins at 4:30 p.m. with services by Pastor Jeff beginning at 6 p.m. For more information, you can check out "Patriots Day" on the front page of The Brazil Times in Monday's Aug. 31 newspaper.

If you want to feel the Spirit and the love for God, come visit us at Bee Ridge Church. We are a part of the family of God.

Pastor Jeff and the congregation would like to see our family grow. How about helping us do that? We welcome you with open arms.

We are located on Kennedy's Crossing Road 1.4 miles north of Northview High School. We have Sunday School for youth and adults which starts at 9:30 a.m. The same for church services, both youth and adults, starts at 10:30 a.m. Hope to see you soon. God bless.

First Apostolic Tabernacle

The First Apostolic Tabernacle will have their third annual "Jesus Fest" today from 3-11 p.m. at the Forest Park Pavilion. Come and enjoy food, fun and gospel music.

Eastside Christian Church

What a great first annual Family Day we had Sunday. I am sure God was smiling. Our church has not been this full for a very long time. It was so good to see this. A luncheon of fantastic food was enjoyed by all after the service.

We want to welcome Jerry Bucholz into our church family. Jerry was baptized on Aug. 22. Praise God. I am sure he will be a blessing.

We also want to praise God for the birth of Rusty and Jill Harms' baby boy, Will.

It is Angel Food ordering time again. If you have not taken advantage of this program, you are missing out on a way to save on your grocery bill.

This program is for anyone who wishes to order. There is no criteria to meet. Also, you no longer have to order the main box to take advantage of the specials. You may order only what you actually want.

The Senior & Convenience Box is a great way for those who live alone to have well-balanced meals. Steak and chicken packages are always offered. And there is always milk, eggs and dessert included.

Orders will be taken at the church on Tuesday, Sept. 8 from 4-6 p.m, and also on Thursday, the Sept. 10, from 4-6 p.m. They have to be turned in by the 13th and will be delivered on the Sept. 26. If you have any questions, please feel free to call 812-448-1030 or 765-672-6363.

You may want to mark Sept. 15 on your calendar. We will have our 7th annual dinner honoring our sheriff's department, police department and fire department. We also want to remember 9/11 on this day.

Married couples, are you attending the Love and Respect series that Pastor Bill is offering on Saturday mornings from 8 to 9 a.m. at the church? This is a great series for all married couples, whether you have just gotten married or have been married for many years. Today is the second of six sessions, so you still have time to attend.

Pastor's messages from James on HOW TO BEHAVE LIKE A CHRISTIAN have been very informative and given us a lot to think about. He will continue with these messages tomorrow, so come be with us. If you would like to catch up, the topics are noted below:

Keep Calm Under Pressure James 1:1-12

Resist Temptation James 1:13-18

Control Your Temper James 1:19-27

Be Free of Favoritism James 2:1-13

Produce Good Works James 2:14-26

Tame Your Tongue James 3:1-12

Develop Christian Sense James 3:13-18

Master Your Ambition James 4:1-10

We want to keep praying for those who are having difficulties of any kind. We also want to remember to pray for our military men and women and also our government officials.

If you are not attending church anywhere else, we would like to extend an invitation to you to come worship with us. We are a friendly church that believes in the Bible and the power of prayer. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Take 5

"Take 5," an action packed high energy evening for school children through teenagers, will take place on Friday, Sept. 11

Air tramp, gym and game room will be open with the Football Toss and Sack Race, as prize games with age divisions.

Food and drinks will be served, all for free.

There will also be a time of prayer for the survivors, families and friends of the 9/11 tragedy and the 138th division currently in Iraq.

For more information call 812-442-8470 or 812-201-3966.

First Christian Church

During the month of September, we will be talking about "Re-launching My Personal Finances." This Sunday, Sept. 6, our student minister, Chris Gregg, will be preaching about materialism.

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.

This is a family Sunday for middle school and high school so there will be no Reel Worship or Bible Study at the Walnut Theater. Students will be joining the adult worship services at 9 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.

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

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 diner 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.

Christian Women's Club of Terre Haute

The Christian Women's Club invites you to a "Be Prepared" luncheon on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 11 a.m.

The luncheon will be at MCL meeting room, with lunch on your own with an additional ticket of $3.

Special feature will be J.D. Kesler, Terre Haute with "Emergency Management Crisis."

Music will be by Karon Neiswinger, Clay City.

Speaker will be Lesta Anderson, Anderson.

Call Doris at 812-466-5637 for reservations, needed by Friday, Sept. 11.

Prayer Connection will be Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. at Riddell National Bank, next to Walmart on SR46. Hostess will be Joy McCrisaken.

Terre Haute After 5

Terre Haute After 5 presents "An Evening out on the Town," on Tuesday, Sept. 15.

A tour of the Allen Chapel, 3rd and Crawford St., from 6-6:30 p.m., with Char Minnette and Cynthia Landley with Friends of the Historical Allen Chapel.

At 7 p.m. a buffet dinner will be at Dede III Plaza Hulman Memorial Student Union Building, on ISU Campus.

Cost is $14 inclusive.

Cindy Thomas will entertain with song. Lesta Anderson, Anderson will talk about "Clothes make the man."

Call Joretta at 812-877-9633. Reservations must be honored.

Carbon Baptist Church

On Sept. 27 at Carbon Baptist we are having a Parent Awareness Night. Speakers will be Mrs. Treash, guidance counselor; John Pond, probation officer and Pastor Chris, our youth pastor. The evening is "What every parent wants to know."

Campus Life at North Clay Middle School will be starting on Thursday mornings, before school. Please encourage our youth to attend. Also, "See you at the Pole," on Sept. 23 at the schools.

Have a good week and come see us at Carbon Baptist Church.

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