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CHURCH NEWS

Friday, September 18, 2009

Eastside Christian Church

Eastside Christian Church was the scene of our seventh annual luncheon for our local responders.

The fire, police and sheriff departments were well represented. Those in attendance were Michael Heaton, Rob Gambill, Missy Gambill, Jeff Maynard, John Tilley, Brad Hardy, Dave Archer, Mark Lowdermilk, Roy Kellar and Jeremy Mace. Lee Reberger, Mayor Ann Bradshaw and Debbie Pierce were also present.

We want these persons to know that they are greatly appreciated. A meal consisting of fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, salads and dessert was served to them. A prayer was given before the meal by Dave Archer.

Birthdays and anniversaries were also recognized at the luncheon. A drawing was held, and gift certificates were given to Gloria LeMay, Janice Hiatt, Lee Reberger and Roy Kellar.

Table favors of pads of paper, pens, tape measure key rings and clippies were donated by Farm Bureau, Hoosier Homes, Brazil Times, and Riddell Bank provided the napkins.

The members of our church that attended and helped with the dinner were Mary I., Janice Hiatt, Liz Clark, Jan Brock, Don and Ruth Roberts, Ann and Paul Atkinson, Yvonne Hill, Tammy Callahan, Shirley Lucas, Millie Nordhagen, Bonnie Day, Stephanie Clark, and Sharon Lohrman. A great job was done by all.

We need to keep the following people in our prayers along with anyone else that is in need of prayer: Jack Moody, Dave Lewis and Rick Starr. God is always listening to our prayers. He doesn't always answer them the way we want, but He is in charge.

If you are not attending church anywhere else, we would love to see you come be with us. We will by having our annual Friend/ Anniversary Sunday, Oct. 4. We would love to see you on that day.

Our worship service will be at 10 a.m., and we will be serving a dinner after the service. We will also have special music that day. Our music is always special with Millie at the organ and Ann at the piano, but we will have guest musicians. We have a good time in God's name. Won't you come join us. We hope to see you soon.

Harmony United Methodist Church

This Sunday we will be looking at Baptism, the power of God to renew our spirits and wash away our sin. Specifically, we will use Paul's letter to the Romans (6:1-11) to highlight the call of Christ to new life! This week, 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!

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 when we focus on Radical Christianity - that following Jesus is more than just coming to church, it's a way of life. 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 picked up 9-11 a.m., next Saturday morning. For more information, visit www.seely-villeumc.org, email seelyvilleumc@verizon.net, or call 812-877-1868.

First Baptist Church

This Sunday at First Baptist is going to be an exciting day of worship and activities.

Sunday School starts off the day at 9:30 a.m., with classes for all ages.

Worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. There is a nursery available with Carolyn Thompson.

Tammy Pearce will take the Spirit Kids (K-2nd) to Children's Church from the sanctuary following praise and prayer.

Our annual Sunday School Picnic will be at Martin's Lake following morning worship. Hamburgers, hotdogs, paper and plastic products, tea, and lemonade will be provided. Bring your chairs and a favorite side dish and/or dessert. You may also want to bring your fishing gear. So you come comfortable for church and come on to the picnic.

But there is more. AWANA Parents' Night will begin at 5:30! The AWANA families will be provided a picnic feast for the evening meal and have an opportunity to see the program in action. The Jr./Sr. High Youth will also meet at 5:30.

There will be no regular evening adult programs.

Wednesday at 12:15 is Bible Study. The pastor is leading a study of Israel's wanderings. The scripture text is from Numbers. Everyone is invited.

Wednesday, at 7 p.m., the deacons will meet.

Pastor Mark and the staff for The Rock are anticipating a good crowd for the 7 p.m., Thursday worship service. As all services at First Baptist, the Thursday service is open to anyone. There will be a nursery and children's program available for young families.

God says we are to be fishers of men and we are providing different settings that may bring people who will hear that God cares for them. God loves us so much that He sent his Son so that the lost might be saved. We are opening the door for God to do a powerful work in the hearts and lives of individuals in our community.

We look forward to worshiping with you this week.

Otter Creek Christian Church

Hello again from the Otter Creek Christian Church. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who help make our ice cream social an very big success. Of course, all the thanks goes to God for the nice weather and the good fellowship and the gospel music by the Coon Hollar Kids and Jim Tucker and friends.

Our verse for the week comes from Philippians 4:6-7 [Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.] Sounds like good advice to me, but it won't do us any good if we don't apply it.

ou 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.

Keep your eyes tuned to this article every week to see what is happening at the Otter Creek Christian Church. Calender of events will appear next week.

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".

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church

The Pastor is Father Harold W. Rightor II, his email is revhwr @juno.com

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

Our website is http://mysite.verizon.net/resolhio/annun...

Mass schedule: Saturday 6:30 pm., Sunday 8:30 am., and 12:30 pm., Tuesday 5:30 pm., Wednesday 9 a.m., Thursday 9 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@hotmail.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 tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. The Knights have these breakfasts 4-6 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.

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 7:00 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.

Bee Ridge Church

Hi! It's me again. There is a house close to us that has set empty for many years. It used to be a very nice house, but it is really in bad shape now because it has been untended. I can only imagine what kind of insects, rodents and animals that have taken over residence in that house.

We could be guilty of having the same thing happening to us. Our "untended" places could become breeding grounds for infestations of wrong thinking, poor attitudes or sinful behavior that could create problems that require a lot of attention to correct.

The wise path is to reorganize our need to tend our hearts by staying in God's word and it's truth. By focusing on His word, we can build strong spiritual lives that will help us avoid the dangers that grow in untended places.

If you want to grow spiritually, we invite you to come and hear our pastor speak. Pastor Jeff's sermon is bible-based, and he explains it in words that we can understand.

We would like to thank everyone who helped and supported the 911 Appreciation Dinner. We couldn't have done it without you. Special thanks to Cody Barnard for all the work he did in planning this event.

I'm sure you all know where Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church is located, but just in case you are new to this area we are located on North Kennedy's Crossing Road, just 1.4 miles north of Northview High School.

We have Sunday School for both kids and adults which starts at 9:30 a.m., followed by Church Services for both which starts at 10:30 a.m. You need to come visit us and see for yourself. You will certainly be welcomed. We look forward to meeting you.God be with you.

Knightsville United Methodist Church

The Knightsville Unite Methodist Church will have a big yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 8 a.m.-noon.

Brazil First United Methodist Church

"Invite a Relative" is tomorrow's theme for Sunday worship. The children will sing during the 11 a.m. contemporary worship. The traditional worship at 9 a.m., features the chancel choir. The church is located at 201 N. Meridian St.

"Rector Center" will be dedicated at 10:10 a.m. in the lower level of the church building in honor of Waneta Rector an in memory of Irene Rector. The sisters taught Sunday School for most of the second half of the twentieth century. Waneta still attends worship faithfully every Sunday. Current Children's Director Jeanie Hines and the children are planning a presentation during the dedication.

"What is 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.

Good Intentions Bible Study meets Thursday at 6:30 p.m. They have just begun a series on the Gospel of Matthew.

Today 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 are food pantries and soup kitchen.

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

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



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