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CHURCH NEWS

Friday, October 9, 2009

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church

Pastor: Father Harold W. Rightor II

Father's e-mail: revhwr@juno.com

E-mail for the parish office may be sent to annunciationchurch@msn.com

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

Phone: 448-1901

Mass schedule: Saturday, 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m.; Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m.; Reconcillation 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.

The church is located at 19 N. Alabama St., 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 not have their regularly scheduled meeting Monday.

We will be meeting at the Masonic Lodge in Knightsville at 6 p.m.

We need to have a good showing, so plan on going for a good dinner and a guest speaker.

I just can't seem to get back into the swing of things since we came back from vacation.

Hopefully, next week I will really have some news to tell.

Much of history of Annunciation may be viewed at the following website: http://mysite.verizon.net/resolhio/annun....

Bingo every Sunday evening at Kennedy's 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's 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.

First Baptist

Church

First Baptist is a bright a cheerful place to be and you might need that after this week. The study and worship will help you get the new week off to a good start.

Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m., with classes for infants through adults.

All classes are on ground level, with no steps to climb.

If it is cold or raining, there is a covered portico on the back side of the church.

Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Diana Pearce will be in the nursery. Stacey Thompson will take the Spirit Kids to Children's Church from the sanctuary.

AWANA and Youth will meet at 5:30 p.m. The time goes so fast during their praise, study, food and fun activities. AWANA students have been learning the Ten Commandments.

Adults meet upstairs at 6 p.m., for praise and Bible study, which is followed with choir practice.

Wednesday, at 12:15 p.m., is Bible study in the fellowship room.

No meal is served, but if you take time to come during your lunch hour, you are welcome to eat your lunch during the discussion. Coffee is always available.

Wednesday evening is the 7 p.m., business meeting.

Thursday evening at 7 p.m., is the Rockworship service.

This is especially important for any who do not make it for Sunday services, or you may just want to have the opportunity to attend a different style of service.

Some people are attending both.

Thursday night has a special children's program, Kid-Mo, and there is a nursery.

All children, youth and adults of the community are invited to attend our services.

Sunday night, Oct. 18, FB will host X-Treme Faith, a praise team from Plainfield FBC.

Services that night will begin at 7 p.m., so that our children and youth can attend with their families.

October at FB is Pastor Appreciation Month and Elevator Month.

We are excited about both.

Friday, Oct. 16, the Hi-Shi-Ni class will meet for a carry-in and fellowship at 6:30 p.m.

Longfellow said, "The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain."

Rain or shine, we hope you are able to worship with us this week.

Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church

Hello friends.

Another month gone by. October is almost half way through.

Where does the time go?

I want to give you something to think about.

I'm assuming that most of you have some kind of insurance.

Maybe you have insurance on your car, fire insurance on your home, life insurance, etc.

There are many other kinds of insurance that we could get. One kind of insurance we cannot get is eternal fire insurance.

I heard about this person who walked into a local church and told the pastor that he wanted to be baptized. After the pastor baptized him, he walked out of the church without saying a word to anybody.

He never attended a church again.

All this man wanted was eternal fire insurance, which he thinks gives him a ticket into heaven no matter what he does.

This makes a mockery out of God's grace.

It's a waste of time trying to fool our Lord. He knows everything we are thinking and planning on doing long before we know it ourselves.

So seek out Christ today.

When you are really sincere about asking Christ into your heart to be your Lord and Savior, you have gained the heart of God.

If you want to do that, we invite you to come to Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church. Pastor Jeff would be glad to lead the way for you in seeking the Lord.

Our church is easy to find. Just go west on State Road 340 to Northview High School. Turn on Kennedy's Crossing Road and go 1.4 miles.

We are the little brick church at the top of the hill.

We have Sunday School services for both children and adults that starts at 9:30 a.m. Church services for both follows at 10:30 a.m. We look forward to seeing you.

The second Sunday of each month, which is this Sunday, we have evening church services, which begin at 6 p.m.

Everyone is invited.

One more than and then I'll let you go. Remember our all-you-can-eat Jonah Fish Fry Saturday, Oct. 24, from 4-8 p.m.

It will take place at Kennedy's Crossing Center, which is located just past Northview High School on the east side of the road.

I'll try to have more details in next week's article. God's blessings.

First Christian Church

During the month of October, we will be talking about "Re-launching My Dysfunctional Family."

This Sunday, our Pastor, Bob Witte, will be speaking on Jacob and the dysfunction in his family, between he and Esau and Jacob's wrestling with God.

Weekidz, for birth through preschool, will be available during both the 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., services.

For children kindergarten-fifth-grade, Friend Zone, which is a Bible study time designed for each specific age group.

It begins at 9 a.m., and Kid Zone, a worship service designated 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 is at 10:30 a.m., also at the Walnut Theater.

More information about First Christian Church and Cornerstone Christian School is on the church's website at fccbrazil.org.

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

Please join us for 9:30 a.m., Sunday morning worship as we remember that, while others may doubt our faith, we are always known and sustained by Christ.

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.

October Share Food orders can be picked up 9-10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 24.

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

House of Hope

The House of Hope, 552 W. U.S. 40, Brazil, will host the Christian Cavaliers Sunday.

The event is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.

Otter Creek Christian Church

There has been much going on the past few weeks and with the fall season upon us, lots more will be happening.

Two things we should think about are Thanksgiving and Christmas.

My opinion is we should always remember them both and celebrate them daily the whole year through.

As for Thanksgiving, let us remember what Psalm 100 says, verses 1-5, "Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands, Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the Lord he is God: he that hath made us, and; not we ourselves; we are his people; and the; sheep of his pastor. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with praise; be thankful unto him and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting, and his truth endureth to all generations."

No matter where you go, you should be a witness for the Lord and give glory to Him for all His benefits.

The air we breathe, the opportunities we get from day to day to hear and read His word, our food, our country and everything He has made possible for us.

We could never have gotten all the beauty that we see if it had not been for the Lord.

Give Him the praise and just the awesome world we live in is a greatest gift still remains our salvation.

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting live."

Do you believe?

If not, there is no better time than now to say, "Father, God, I have sinned and fallen short of your glory. Thank you for the gift of Jesus who paid the debt I cannot pay for myself. Forgive me and give me the strength to walk in the light of your word moment by moment. I accept Jesus as my personal Savior and ask him to enter my heart and life. Thank you for your gift of everlasting life through Jesus. Amen."

If you do not have a church home and would like to talk to us about your confession of faith, please feel free to call at the numbers listed. Past Steve (after 4 p.m.) 812-249-3309, or me at the parsonage before 11 a.m. (446-4007). Sandy's Good Books and More, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday.

Our calendar for October is really full.

* Regular service times Sunday Study 9:30 a.m., and Worship at 10:40 a.m.,

* Oct. 10 -- 8 a.m., Men's Prayer Breakfast at Otter Creek Church, 6299 N. Crow St., Brazil,

* Oct.. 10 -- 11 a.m., Grand opening and ribbon cutting at Sandy's Good Books and More, 1520 W. Whiterock Rd., Brazil,

* Oct. 16 -- Friday, 6 p.m., Wiener Roast and Hayride (pitch-in side dishes), and

* Oct. 18 -- Sunday homecoming services. Regular times, but lots of special things happening. Pitch-in dinner to follow morning worship.

Remember to pray for our country, the armed service personnel and their families.

All the men and women who serve our community daily.

Until we meet again, either by way of this printed page or in person, may God be with you.

Eastside Christian Church

What a beautiful Friend Day, Anniversary Sunday we had.

The music and sermon in song by the New City Quartet was enjoyed by all.

If you ever get a chance to hear them, be sure to do so, for their messages in song are very inspirational.

We want to thank them for being with us. The meal following the service was exceptional as usual. It was so good to see so many stay and enjoy it.

Don't forget the Men's golf outing today.

If you have not turned in your Angel Food order, it is due tomorrow.

We have started a food drive for November and December.

Be sure to put your non-perishables in the round tub in the Fellowship Hall under the coat rack.

Remember to pray every day.

We have many in our congregation that are having difficulties and we also want to pray for anyone that may need God's healing hand.

With the holiday season right around the corner, let us remember to put God first in all that we do to celebrate.

Life is brief, life is uncertain, but life is insignificant without God.

And God always wants to be in your life. If He is not in your life, it is never too late to let Him in.

If you are not attending church anywhere else, let this be an invitation for you to come be with us tomorrow.

Our church is located directly behind Hardee's on Church Street.

We are looking forward to seeing you.

Until then, may God bless you.

Door Fellowship Church

The Door Fellowship Church will celebrate as they enter into their fifth year of ministry Sunday.

Brother Roger Hoffman, a faithful Christian and Gideonite for many years will speak on the current work of 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 at 201 Washington St., Brazil.

Entering in the wheelchair ramp on Blaine Street.

All are cordially invited to attend.

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

Grace Chapel

We are so excited about our permanent building.

There is plenty of space with room for worship of all ages. It's so exciting to see the transformation of the old Burger Dodge building and the process it has taken to make this building the home of Grace Chapel of Brazil.

In the new children's program, children (babies through fifth-grade) enjoyed their time of worship as well. We're so thankful for all the volunteers who participate in making this a meaningful time for the children.

Nov. 21, at 1 p.m., there will be a ladies tea/luncheon. Ladies in the community are invited to attend. Please RSVP to Rose Zuch by Saturday, Nov. 7, at 812-986-3207 or Joyce Fisher at 812-872-2483.

Pastor Tim Russell and the church family welcome all who are looking for a church home.

For more information about our church, please visit our website at www.gracechapelofbrazil.org, or call 443-8000.

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take me yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." -- Matthew 11:38-30 NIV.

We invite you to join us each Sunday at 10:45 a.m., for worship and prayer meeting at 6 p.m. We are looking forward to what the Lord has for us to do in this church.

What a blessing for us to have the opportunity to serve our community until He comes. May God richly bless your life.

Union United Methodist Church

All are invited to the Union United Methodist Church Homecoming Celebration Sunday.

This year, the theme is "Heaven Bound."

Sunday school will begin 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.

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.

Anyone interested in baptism or joining the church should speak with Rev. Chamstrom.

We are conveniently located south of Brazil off State Road 59, turn east on County Road 600, proceeding toward the airport and Jackson Township Elementary 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.



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