Union United Methodist Church
You are invited to the Union United Methodist Church Homecoming Celebration on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009. This year theme will be "Heaven Bound."
Sunday school will be beginning at 9:30 a.m. followed by Worship Service and Homecoming activities at 10:30 a.m.
There will be a pitch in lunch following the regular church services in the fellowship center. Meat, potatoes and drinks will be provided. Please join us for good fellowship and food to be shared by all. We hope you can worship and celebrate with us on this special day at Union UMC.
Upcoming events to mark on your calendar include, Tuesday morning prayer group meets in the sanctuary at 9 a.m., and Wednesday evenings the choir will practice at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 3, there will be a work day at the church starting at 8 a.m.
Anyone interested in baptism or joining the church should please speak with Rev. Charnstrom.
We are conveniently located south of Brazil off State Road 59, turn east on County Road 600 proceeding toward the airport and Jackson Twp School. We are exactly 1.75 miles east of SR 59 on CR 600. Come and experience a church with open doors, open hearts, and open minds for serving our Lord.
Rosedale United Methodist Church
The Rosedale United Methodist Church wil be having a Jonah fish fry at the Civic Center at the four-way stop in Rosedale Saturday from 4-7 p.m. Adults $8 and children $4.50. Money raised will go into our scholarship fund. For more info call (765) 672-7208.
Faith Southern Baptist
The Crist Family, a southern gospel group from Tennessee, will perform on Sunday at 7 p.m.
Admission is free. A free-will offering will be taken.
Faith Southern Baptist is located west St. Rd. 246, south of Clay City. For more information, call 812-939-2766.
Carbon Baptist Church
Starting this Sunday, at 9 a.m., the Deacon's are presenting a study on John 3:16. There is a class for everyone in the family, in all ages groups. The class will last for six weeks.
Pastor Chris will be starting a Junior High service starting on Nov. 1, at 10:30 a.m. during the worship service.
We are looking forward to our Trunk or Treat coming up. We always have so much fun getting ready. If you have never been to this event at the park, stop by and see all the Bible Characters.
Have a good week and has anyone told you they love you today? We do at Carbon Baptist Church.
"Take 5," a high energy, action packed evening for grade schoolers and teenagers will take place on Friday, Oct. 9
Air Tramp, gym and game room activities will be open with the prize games, in various age groups, being the rope climb and candy search.
There will be a pool tournament for any adults who come to help chaperone.
The event will take place in the Old Jr. High gym, 201 N. Washington St., Brazil, from 8-9:30 p.m.
For more information, call 812-442-8470 or 812-201-3966.
First Baptist Church
October is Pastor Appreciation Month at First Baptist Church. A pastor is an instrument through which God speaks the words of wisdom, of love and peace, to lead and guide all those whom God seeks. We appreciate Pastor Mark and his family and use this time to remind ourselves that we need to pray faithfully for our pastor, to encourage and support him.
October is bringing another special event. An elevator is being installed to lift you to the sanctuary or take you down to the fellowship hall from the ground floor. A special time of giving is available to any who would like to celebrate this project.
Samaritan's Purse's Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes will be needed by Nov. 16, so be collecting your items.
Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m., with classes for all ages. Worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., Marcia Davis will be in the nursery and Darlene Shepard will take the Spirit Kids from the sanctuary for their service.
This is Communion Sunday at FBC so make a special effort to participate in the service.
Evening programs begin at 5:30 p.m., with AWANA and Youth. Your children are in a safe, loving, and Christian learning environment. It is a fast paced one-and-a-half hours of activities.
Adults meet in the sanctuary at 6 p.m., for Bible Study. This gives the parents an opportunity to meet upstairs with other adults.
Tuesday evening at 6 p.m., the church committees will meet followed by Coordinating Team at 7 p.m.
Mid-week Bible Study will continue at 12:15 p.m., on Wednesday. You are welcome to join with those attending in the fellowship room.
THE ROCK worship service is Thursday at 7 p.m. Come alone, bring friends, or bring your family to be a part of the experience. There are programs for the infants and children.
Some Sundays it's a challenge to get moving. Step up and take the challenge to meet with us this Sunday. We will be looking for you.
Seelyville United Methodist Church
Seelyville United Methodist Church is a christian community of open hearts, open minds, and open doors. We are located at United States 40 and 2nd Street in Seelyville, one block east of the stoplight.
Please join us for World Communion Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m. as we look at how innocent suffering assures us God is trustworthy. A brief Sunday School for all ages will begin at 10:45 a.m. followed by our annual bean dinner at 11:15 a.m. Nursery care is provided beginning at 9:15 a.m.
October Share Food orders can be placed through Oct. 8, by contacting the church office.
Otter Creek Christian Church
Here we are in another new month, seems like yesterday we were just beginning September now October has reared it's head.
Do you know of a single (or married) person who has never had a problem in their lives? What about sin have you or anybody you know never sinned? Do you really know what sin is? There are no big or little sins they are all sin, sin is anything that comes between you and God. Romans 3:23 says "For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God".
There are many obstacles in our walk of faith and bringing glory to God, some of them seem rather innocent but if anything comes between your personal relationship with God and you then that is a sin. We all know that murder, stealing, cheating on your mate, being abusive to others or worshipping idols of anykind are sins no questions asked. Have you ever thought of things like visiting shut-ins, working, watching Christian TV or videos, music, family, friends, food, good books or maybe even the phone, as being sinful? They in themselves are not the problem, but if you do these things instead of being in fellowship one on one with God then they become an obstacle or stumbling block in your relationship with God.
Only you know what takes your time away from your personal time with our heavenly Father and only you can make the changes necessary in your personal life to rectify this problem.
Have you ever felt superior to someone else or judged them? We've all be guilty of looking at someone and thinking "Now who do they think they are?" We think we are righteous but Isaiah 64:6 tells us "our righeousness are as filthy rags without God." Even the thought we are better than someone else is sin and that separates us from God.
This is just a portion of what the Bible has to say about sin and righteousness but the Good News is John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son and whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life"
The process is simple, admit you have sinned, Confess those sins to God, ask for forgiveness, turn from you sinful ways, and seek God's way. That is the way, Jesus' blood is the only sacrifice for your and my sins. Once you've turned from your sinful ways, proclaim the news with others of what Jesus has done for you.
If you do not have a church home, you are more than welcome to come to Otter Creek Christian Church, our Sunday Study begins at 9:30 a.m., and Worship is at 10:40 a.m. Address is 6299 North Crow St., Brazil, Ind., and church phone is 446-5300; Pastor Steve Brattain may be reached after 4:30 p.m., at either 812-249-3309 or 446-4007.
* Sat., Oct. 10 - 8 a.m. Men's Prayer Breakfast at Church,
* Sat., Oct. 10 - 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Ribbon cutting and Grand Opening "Sandys Good Books & More" 1520 W. White Rock Road, Brazil, 443-6007,
* Fri., Oct. 16 - 6-8 p.m. Weiner Roast and Hayride at Church, and
* Sun., Oct. 18 - Homecoming Services anyone who has ever attended Otter Creek Church we invite you. Regular service times.
We ask you to pray for our country and its leaders that they will heed the warnings of our forefathers, a nation without God as its core is in for trouble and will surely crumble. Also pray for our children and their teachers I remember when I went to school my Mom was there to teach me right from wrong--or at least try to, now adays families are not always stable so we need to pray for all our families. Don't forget the people who serve in the public service of our country, whether police, firefighters, elected officials, and especially our troops no matter where they are deployed.
Until we meet again either in person or by way of the printed page. May God be with you and yours.
First Christian Church
During the month of October, we will be talking about "Re-launching My Dysfunctional Family." This Sunday, guest speaker, Keith Gaddis, will be speaking on Joseph and the dysfunctions that were in his family.
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.
Eastside Christian Church
It was good to have someone from the Oblong Christian Home with us last Sunday. We do sponsor this endeavor, and we appreciated their coming and giving us an idea of what is being done there.
Tomorrow is our Friend Day/Anniver-sary Sunday. We would like to invite you to be with us. There will be no Sunday School, and our worship service will be at 10 a.m. The New City Quartet will be providing the music. A dinner will be served immediately following the service. There also will be no evening service.
It is Angel Food ordering time again. Lorie will be at the church Monday evening from 4-6 p.m., to take orders, and Sharon will be there on Thursday evening, from 4-6 p.m. If you have any questions, please feel free to call 765-672-6363 or 812-448-1030. The last day to order will be Oct. 11. Distribution Day will be Oct. 24.
We are starting a food drive for December distribution to needy families. Please remember to bring non-perishables and put them in the round tub in the Fellowship Hall under the coat rack. We want to make as many families as possible have a good Christmas dinner.
The mens' golf outing will be Oct. 10.
We are praying for many in our church who are having difficulties. We also want to pray for anyone else that needs prayer.
No matter who you are, you were put here by God, and He loves you. Won't you come and accept Him.
Carbon United Methodist Church
Last Sunday was our annual homecoming. It was a great day, but we were disappointed that more "homecomers" did not come home. We had a great social hour with coffee and donuts before the Worship Service. Those who did come for it enjoyed looking at a collection of pictures from way back up to the present, and the pictures sparked lively conversations about everything and everyone "back then". The sermon for the day was "Coming Home," based on the parable of the prodigal son.
Some of our congregation have never left our little town, but a number of us could really relate to the idea of returning home by having left home as young folks and returning only periodically. I know, I certainly could. I left home after Junior College at the age of 18, finished my college career at North Texas State about three hundred miles from my home ... and I never returned home to live again. After I graduated, I worked in Houston for about six months and then married my old Hoosier ... and the rest, as my mother used to say, is history. I suppose that between then and now, however, we made around fifty trips back home. Back then, if we had an extra $50, we thought we could make the trip. Now that was truly blind faith, wasn't it?
Our youth met Sunday evening with the Nazarene youth to tie up the Kid Karnival plans for next year. They really did well by joining with the Nazarene Church in putting on the carnival. It worked out great.
There will be meetings of the Pastor-Parish Committee and the Nominating Committe on Oct. 15. These are very important because they need to prepare for the Annual Charge Conference on Wednesday, Oct. 28. Be sure to check to see if you are on either or both of those committees and make plans to attend.
The church will host a weiner roast for the town on Saturday, Oct. 24, beginning at 5 p.m. Everyone is invited. It will be at the yard next to the church.
We hope to see you Sunday. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m., and Worship is at 10:30 a.m.
House of Hope
The House of Hope, 5525 W. United States 40, Brazil, will host the Christian Cavaliers Sunday, Oct. 11. The event is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.
Bee Ridge Church
Good Morning Folks. I read this story about the church dollar and I would like to share it with you.
Have you ever heard about the church dollar and what it did? It was just one little dollar and it looked exactly like every one of it's brothers and sisters, of whom there were millions all over the world. One Sunday morning some pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters come to church. They came in all sorts of ways. Some came in church-school envelopes, some in deep pockets, some tied up in the corner of a handkerchief and some in little boxes. They all arrived in the offering plate and looked around. All the coins together made the total of one whole dollar. Then they joined hands and sang a little song of thanksgiving for the sheer joy of being alive. That's when the happy church dollar was born. That's when they realized how busy the church was and how many things needed to be done.
They wanted to be a part of this busy church so they divided into companies of pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters and off they went. Some went to the pulpit to preach the sermon while some of the others went to the choir to sing praise songs.
Another little group went to the church-school to teach the children. The list goes on and on.
They did everything they could and everyone helped. The church dollar worked so hard that soon it was all spent and there was nothing left of it. But it was very happy because it left behind a very thankful church. I am glad to say that many more dollars were born in the offering plates to take its place. I am sure the church dollar became a great and worthy dollar because of the way it spent it's life. Although this seems far-fetched, it really teaches us a lesson. That is the way the congregation in all churches should be. We should do all we can to keep our church and our God happy. Regardless of our age and our physical health, there is always something we could do. Let the younger people do the more physical things. The older ones who have problems getting around could do work that would not require any physical labor. Just look around and you should be able to find a way to help.
Maybe it could be making phone calls for the pastor. I'm sure he would appreciate the help.
Please mark this date on your calendar and try to attend. On Saturday, Oct. 24, we will be having our first all-you-can-eat Jonah Fish Fry from 4-8 p.m.
It will be held at Kennedy's Crossing Center which is located just past Northview High School on the east side of the road.
Pastor Jeff and the Congregation would like to see you at Bee Ridge Congregational Church this Sunday(and many more). We are a little country church full of love for our Lord. We hope to see you soon. Peace be with you.
The Door Christian Fellowship Church will celebrate as they enter into their fifth year of ministry on Sunday, Oct. 11.
Brother Roger Hoffman, a faithful Christian and Gideonite for many years will speak on the current workk of the Gideonites, who distributed 88 million Bibles throughout the world in 2008.
Pastor Tom Roeschlein will preach on "Who will go for me?" This service will begin at 11 a.m.
At 7 p.m., current disciples of the church will exhort on "How God's Power is delivering them from sin and the powers of darkness."
There will be special singing and music in both services.
The Door is located 201 N. Washington St., Brazil, enter through the wheelchair ramp on Blaine St.
All are cordially invited to attend. For more information or transportation, call 812-442-8470 or 812-201-3966.