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Friday, September 11, 2009

Harmony United Methodist Church

We are back to the basics again this week as we look at what it is to be in "Christian Fellowship." Following on the footsteps of what it is to be the "Church," we will talk about taking care of and encouraging one another. We will look at friendship, companionship and accountability as we grow individually and as a holy community.

As always, there will be plenty of great fellowship and sharing in joys and concerns. We invite and welcome any who would like to attend! Sunday Morning Worship -- 9 a.m., Sunday School -- 10:45 a.m. Come and join us!

First Baptist Church

David said, "I was glad when they said to me, 'Let us go into the house of the Lord.'" Psalm 122. has given us six days in a week to do "our thing". He asks us to use the 7th day to go to Him and worship Him and to learn of Him...He who we desire to spend eternity with.

Sunday at First Baptist begins with Sunday School at 9:30. Teachers have prepared all week for this time of study.

Worship begins at 10:30. Rev. Ed Mishler will bring the morning message. There is an adult supervised nursery available. Spirit Kids (K- 2nd grade) will leave the sanctuary for children's church with Janet Emmert. They are studying the Ten Commandments.

Sunday Evening begins at 5:30 p.m., with AWANA. They have been having a wonderful time of study, music, games, awards, and even a light meal. AWANA is for ages 2 through children in 5th grade.

Jr. and Sr. High Youth also meet at 5:30 p.m.

Adult Bible Study will be led by Mr. Steve Lee at 6 p.m.

Wednesday at 12:15 p.m., the Through the Bible Study will meet in the fellowship room.

Thursday, Sept. 17 the Homemakers' Club will meet in the fellowship room.

First Baptist will begin an evening worship service on Thursday, at 7 p.m., geared for those who want to worship and learn of God but are not able to get to Sunday morning services. There will be contemporary music and programs available for children. "The Rock" will be a weekly service. We pray you will come to this service and will return regularly. Especially tell your friends, classmates, and co-workers about this special invitation and opportunity.

The Sunday school picnic is next Sunday at Martin's Lake. All are invited and teachers will be recognized. Also next Sunday will be AWANA Parent Night. There will be more information about these two events next week.

See you in church Sunday and/or Thursday.

Carbon United Methodist Church

Next Saturday, Sept. 19, the little town of Carbon will be jumping! That is the day of the annual Van Buren Volunteer Fire Department's big fish fry. Serving begins at 4 p.m., and go until about 7 p.m. There will be plenty of good fish, beans, slaw, french fries, applesauce, and desserts, so come hungry and stay to enjoy the entertainment! There will be various music groups performing all during the evening. This is the Fire Department's big money maker of the year, so come on out and support them.

We have three volunteer firemen in our congregation and it is unbelievable how dedicated these men are.

One morning we had visitors from out of town attending church. Just as the pastor stood up to begin his sermon, three men in the congregation jumped up and ran out of the building. The poor visitor didn't know whether he should hurry up and leave before the sermon or not. We, of course, were used to this happening and didn't react at all. This, too, the visitor could not understand. Naturally, after church was over, it was all explained to him that they were our local firemen, and that, no, the sermon was not something that he should have to run from!

Saturday, Sept. 19, will be a big day for our church also. After you have eaten, meander on down the street to our church. There you will find a Quilt Show upstairs, a Bazaar downstairs, and a Kid's Karnival outside. The Quilt Show will be displaying many beautiful hand-made quilts -- some old and some new. The Bazaar will have all sorts of items for sale including crafts, miscellaneous items, jams, jellies, relishes, candy and cookies. It will be a great place to just browse and visit with old friends.

The Kid's Karnival will be a busy place for children with booths set up for different games, face painting, and prizes for every child. Tickets are won and collected and then exchanged for prizes worth various numbers of tickets. It is quite an exciting time for the kids -- and gives them something to do after you eat. We hope to see you there.

A week later, Sunday, Sept. 27, is our annual Homecoming. Put it on your calendar. There will be a Social Hour from 9:30 a.m., until 10:30 a.m., that morning followed by a Worship Service beginning at 10:30 a.m. All visitors and "returnees" will be recognized during the Worship Service. We hope to see you there where you can renew old acquaintances.

Bee Ridge Church

Hello Christian Friends. Hope you all had a nice and safe Labor Day. Yesterday, Sept. 11, was the 8th anniversary of the 9/11 disaster. That's one day we will never forget. A day that made most of us fearful that something like that could happen again.

One of our biggest fears is losing what we have. It is healthy when fear of loss helps us take steps to protect what we have worked hard to attain, but it's unhealthy to continue fearing something we cannot do anything about.

The letters of the word "fear" can be used to stand for "false evidence appearing real." Instead of focusing on our fears, we can choose to direct thoughts toward things of true value--love, peace, passion and joy. In other words, turn your fear over to God. HE will help you conquer your fears.

Don't forget. Today is the Bee Ridge School Reunion which will be held in the shelter at Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church from 2-4 p.m. Remember, too, that Sunday, Sept. 13 is the 9/11 Thank You Dinner which will be held in the shelter at the church, too. In case you have forgotten, dinner starts at 4:30 p.m., followed by services at 6 p.m.

Then, on Sunday you can return for Sunday School and Church Services. We have a handicapped accessible restroom upstairs and a handicapped accessible ramp going in to the church upstairs. We even have an extra wheelchair available.

If you don't know where we are located, just go to Northview High School and turn north on Kennedy's Crossing Rd. We are the first church on your right at the top of the hill. See you Sunday. God bless you all.

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 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.

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.

A new roof was recently installed on the rectory. We also installed a new roof on the storage building behind the Parish Center. The white color is just a primer and we will soon be painting it another color, brown, I think.

Meanwhile, work continues on both the inside and outside of the church. The coating that was put on the church to preserve it (which is actually damaging it) is proving to be more difficult than expected to remove. Once it is removed the church will be painted and will once again look as nice as it has in the past.

We still have drainage problems to address and there is talk of widening the North door so that we are Handicapped Accessible and perhaps a bathroom will also be added at that time. We also have plans to work on the Annunciation Window behind the Altar.

Then down the road we need to work on the organ, but work continues on the inside of the steeple, so any work on the organ must wait until that is complete.

The Knights of Columbus will be having a Pancake Breakfast on Sept. 20, 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.

We will be having a joint parish picnic with Holy Rosary in the Forest Park Pavilion (the "Cow Palace) on Sept. 27. Normal Sunday Mass schedules will be in effect and we will be celebrating the 12:30 p.m. Mass 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.

We had 87 people at bingo last Sunday and another $1000 jar ball was won. For this Sunday, Sept. 13, we have upped the regular bingo pots to $100

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.

Otter Creek Christian Church

Hello from your friends at Otter Creek Christian Church. Well, September is here and our kids are back in school, getting back into the routine of homework.

We get so caught up in this running from here to there that we forget to start our day with a prayer to God to watch over us in our travels wherever they take us. The verse that I would like to give you today to think about , is from Psalms 91:15 [He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him," says the Lord.]

Think about it, when was the last time you called upon the Lord just to thank Him for His love and grace that He has given to you freely. Seems that we want to pray to God just when we are in trouble. Take time this next week to just say, I love you Lord.

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.

Today is our Annual Ice Cream Social at 6299 N. Crow Street Brazil. Beginning at 5 p.m., with the Coon Hollar Kids singing from 5-6 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".

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., at 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.

Seelyville United Methodist Church

Seelyville United Methodist Church is a Christian community of Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Open Doors. We are located at U.S. 40 and 2nd Street in Seelyville, one block east of the stoplight.

Please join us for a brief 9:30 Sunday morning worship service and then for Service in Seelyville, an outreach to the community where we will pick up litter, prayer walk in the neighborhoods, and make simple repairs at the town park. We will gather at noon, following the outreach, for a light lunch and celebration. Nursery care is provided beginning at 9:15.

September Share Food orders can be picked up 9-11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 26.

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

Union Chapel United Methodist Church of Morton

The Union Chapel UMC, four miles west of junction 36 and 231, will host their annual community Fish Fry on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 4-8 p.m. The menu will include fish, barbecue, hot dogs, various homemade side dishes and delicious desserts. Carry out will be available.

A goodwill offering will be accepted, with proceeds benefitting local outreach projects.

The Jack Boswell Country Gospel Band will be the featured entertainment for the event, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

For more information call Connie at 765-720-4163.

Brazil First United Methodist Church

"Invite a Friend" is tomorrow's theme for Sunday worship. The traditional serve at 9 a.m., will sing "What a friend we have in Jesus." The contemporary service at 11 a.m. will sing "I am a friend of God." The church is located at 201 N. Meridian St.

Worship at 7 p.m. is "Changing Skylines" and will look at how tragedies change lives. Rev. Tom True will invite us to reflect on skylines as an analogy for life. The youth band "81 2nds" will lead music.

The Sunday School time begins at 10:10 a.m., for children and adults. Good Intentions Bible Study meets Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.

"What in the World is going on" is a new series starting tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. It is based on David Jeremiah's interpretation of the end times and led locally by Ken Sproul.

On Saturday, Sept. 19 the North Clay Cluster will have a fishing derby. Registration is through Brazil First UMC. Awards will be presented to adults and children. Proceeds go to help our food pantries and soup kitchen.

Soup Kitchen serves free meals on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m.

For more information, go to our website at brazilfirstumc.org.

Carbon Baptist Church

Starting on Oct. 4, from 9-10 a.m. on Sunday mornings, we are starting a program for the whole family, a study on John 3:16. High School and adults will meet in the sanctuary. There will also be similar material for the preschool age, elementary age and the middle school age. The Deacons and leadership of our church has put a lot of work into this project, open to all.

This year Youth Pastor Chris is starting a Junior High Service, beginning on Oct. 19. It will take place during our morning worship hour. Also this year he has started a College Bible Study that we are all very excited about.

A lot going on for everyone at our church. Please come and get involved.

First Christian Church

During the month of September, we will be talking about "Re-launching My Personal Finances." This Sunday, Sept. 13, pastor Bob will be preaching about worry and our finances.

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 Reel Worship at the Walnut Theater for middle school and high school ages at 9 a.m., and then Bible Study's at 10:30 a.m. at the Walnut Theater.

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

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