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Friday, November 6, 2009

Carbon United Methodist Church

Thanksgiving is approaching fast! Our church is having its annual Thanksgiving Dinner tomorrow, Sunday, Nov. 8, at noon after the worship service. The turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, noodles and rolls will be furnished. Everyone else is asked to bring a salad, a vegetable or a dessert. Our resident chef is doing the turkey and dressing, so it will be delicious. Come join us.

Also, the annual Harvest Service held jointly with the Carbon Church of the Nazarene will be on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m., at our church. We always look forward to getting together with the other church. The services are always not only enjoyable but meaningful as well. The entire town of Carbon and the surrounding area as well (we don't want to leave anyone out!) is invited to come. There will be special music from each church as well as a special thanksgiving message.

At last, things are falling in place for us to have the basement of the church painted. Everyone is excited about it and anxious to see the new look. Jerry McKee will do the painting, but everyone -- I mean everyone -- is needed to help move all the stuff in the basement out of his way. That will be a job! He has repaired a couple of places in the sanctuary, but will wait until after Thanksgiving to get started on the basement. Start working out, build up those muscles, we'll need them!

Don't forget ... tomorrow is the big day for the Thanksgiving Dinner. Come for Worship at 10:30 and stay for good food and even better fellowship with old friends and neighbors. See you!

Peniel United Methodist Church

The Peniel United Methodist Church will have their annual Roast Beef and Turkey Supper on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

The menu will consist of roast beef and turkey, real mashed potatoes, homemade noodles, salads, corn, green beans, dressing, desserts and drink.

The price is $10 for adults, $4 for children and free for children under 6 years old.

There will be a bazaar with many homemade items for sale.

Rev. Pippin and the congregation invite everyone to come out and enjoy a wonderful meal.

St. John's United Church of Christ

The St. John's United Church of Christ will be hosting their annual soup supper and auction on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 5-7 p.m.

The auction will be at 7 p.m., and will include handmade quilts, candies and crafts.

St. John's church is located at 3456 E. SR 42.

Everyone is invited to come and share an evening of great food, fun and fellowship.

Rosedale United Methodist Church

The Rosedale United Methodist Church will be having a soup supper today from 4-7 p.m.

We will serve chili vegetable and broccoli and cheese soups with desserts and drinks.

The supper will be at the church located on Main Street, two blocks south of the four-way stop in Rosedale. There will be a free will offering. For more info call 765-672-7208.

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church

Pastor: Father Harold W. Rightor II;

Father's email: revhwr@juno.com

E-mail for the parish office can be sent to annunicationchurch@msn.com.

Website: 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 am., Thursday 9 am. Reconciliation is 5:45 to 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 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.

Rhonda Cooper, a parishioner, has agreed to sell T-Shirts and Polo Shirts with an image of Annunciation embroidered on them. She will also make hats or bags. A sample shirt will be on display in the back of the church. Two dollars of each item purchased will go to the church. This is a good way to get a nice looking shirt, hat or bag and help the church.

As we hear more and more about the H1N1 virus and since it has been reported in the area it is especially important to remember to take precautions to keep from getting it or to keep from spreading it if you should become infected.

This applies to home, work, school, church and any other time you are out in public. If you feel ill and have a temperature of at least 101 degrees please stay home. If you have to sneeze, sneeze into a handkerchief or your shirt sleeve. Cough into the bend of your elbow. Wash your hands frequently. Use hand sanitizers if you can't wash them.

Remember there is hand sanitizer available at the church for everyone to use.

Remember to bring non-perishable food items to church for the food baskets.

The work on the outside of the church is progressing. The repairs to the steeple are either completed or will be within a day or two and the painting is almost completed also. The roof on the north side entrance will be removed soon if it hasn't done been already, and we are taking bids to get the drainage problem fixed.


We have hand sanitizers at the Bingo hall for everyone to use.

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

We at Otter Creek welcome anyone who has no church home or just visiting to our area, Galatians 5:14 says "For the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt (you shall) love thy (your) neighbor as thyself." That's the way we feel here at Otter Creek, so come on down to 6299 N. Crow Street, Brazil this week. Our service times are 9:30 a.m. for Bible Study and 10:40 a.m. for Worship service.

* Friday weekly 9:30 a. m. Bible Study at Mary Bowden home more info or directions call 448-2431

* Saturday, Nov. 14, 8 a.m., Men's Prayer Breakfast at the church

* Friday, Nov. 20, 6 p.m., Thanksgiving Dinner Church (pitch-in) church furnishes meat.

* Sunday, Nov. 29, Church elections

* Saturday, Dec. 5, Christmas Dinner Out, Dutch Treat Meet at Ryan's Steakhouse 5 p.m.

Have you ever wondered how we are suppose to act as Christians? Read your Bible and it will tell you just read the whole chapter of Galatians 5 or better yet it's a small book read it all. Galatians 5:15 says "But if ye bite and devour one another take heed that ye be not consumed one of another" in other words don't act like animals (stabbing each other in back, etc.) or you'll be destroyed by each other.

This is one of the big problems of mankind, we don't talk face to face and try to solve problems but grumble and complain to others who can not help and probably would just as soon be left out of the problems. God is the only one who can help you solve your problems with someone else, and maybe the problem isn't them but you may have an attitude problem. Have you ever said something and heard back that you said something else? What you said was "within" what you heard, but what you meant was not. It is not what goes into our mouths that defiles us but what comes out. When was the last time you actually thought about what you were saying to your family, friends or more importantly enemies? That's why we were given two ears and one mouth listen twice as much as we speak out.

This week, think about what you say and try to be a good influence. We'd like to congratulate the Northview Band and especially our gals Amanda & Natasha. We're proud of all our young people, also congratulations all those who made honor roll or did their very best -- everyone can not make it all the time but we're proud of Mitch, Shad, Natasha and Kody.

Be sure to pray for our armed forces and our leaders whether it be local, state or national. If you see someone who serves the public be sure to thank them.

For more information call the church at 446-5300 or after 4 p.m. Pastor Brattain can be contacted at 249-3309. Or call Sandy at 446-4007 or 446-4007, and she will take a message.

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

First United Methodist Church

"Where does God Live?" If your answer is heaven then the next question is "Who created heaven?" If your answer is "God" the where did God live before he created heaven? The answer is Pastor Tony Alstott's topic for the November Wesleyan newsletter on our website at brazilfirstumc.org.

Jesus taught us to pray the Lord's Prayer. During worship on Nov. 8, our focus will be on the line "forgive our trespasses." The traditional worship at 9 a.m., features Jerry Morgan on the organ and Steve McCullough on the piano as we sing favorite hymns.

At the 11 a.m., worship, the praise band leads us in contemporary songs. We will pay a special tribute to Marion Withers, Sr., a veteran of World War II who died this past year with a battle with leukemia.

The church is located at 201 N. Meridian St.

Third helping is a worship service designed by the youth of our church and will be Sunday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. The theme for this month is "belonging."

"Armageddon," is Sunday evening's Bible study at 5:30 p.m. It is based on David Jeremiah's interpretation of the end of times and is led locally by Ken Sproul.

Good intentions Bible study meets Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., and have begun a series of the Gospel of Matthew.

The local soup kitchen serves free meals on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m.

Open hands preschool is now enrolling for the winter of 2010.

First Baptist Church

First Baptist will recognize the veterans in attendance this Sunday in the 10:30 worship service. Armistice Day became Veterans' Day by an act of Congress in 1954. President Eisenhower called on the nation to remember the sacrifices of those who fought in all our nation's wars & to celebrate the contributions of all veterans of military service.

Sunday school begins at 9:30, with classes for all age groups. The children and youth have large, bright rooms with teachers who have been in preparation and prayer for their students. There are three adult classes each with different approaches to the Bible applications.

The nursery for morning worship is available whenever you arrive and is staffed by caring adults. Diana Pearce will be in charge of the Nursery and Sharon Mishler will take the Spirit Kids to their class from the sanctuary.

What's behind the blue door? A new handicap-accessible restroom and an elevator are being added to make all services and programs available to all who wish to attend.

Sunday Evening AWANA and Youth begin at 5:30. There is so much happening, we often go past our 7 p.m. closing time, but parents often come down to the fellowship room to celebrate with those who have earned awards for their memory work.

Adults enjoy singing old favorites and are currently studying church history via video and discussion at 6 p.m.

Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes should be in this week. It is exciting to realize almost 8 million boxes were sent throughout the world last year.

Wednesday Bible Study begins at 12:15. If you come during your lunch hour, you can come late and leave early if necessary. It is very informal and held in the fellowship room.

Wednesday evening is Business Meeting.

The American Baptist Women meet Thursday for a noon lunch and program. All ladies are invited to attend.

Along with several state, national and international mission projects, they are cooperating with Kids, Families, and Community (KFC) as part of a new adopt-a-school/church initiative. We appreciate all those who volunteer their energies and time to serve as the hands and feet of Jesus within the church and the larger community.

The Rock Thursday evening worship begins at 7 p.m. This is for teens and adult individuals and families that enjoy worshiping the Lord in a different format.

There are lots of reasons to seek and worship the Lord, let those reasons bring you to church this Sunday and/or Thursday.

Bee Ridge Church

Happy November. Another month bit the dust which means that this year will soon be over. Unbelievable, isn't it?

Have any of you ever been late for an appointment or late getting to church or any other places you go? We are all probably guilty of that. Oh, that's no big deal is it? Being late is better than not showing up at all.

Pastor Jeff and the congregation at Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church would give you support too. Just come to our church and let us help you. Our door is always open. Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m., and Church services start at 10:30 a.m. The second Sunday of each month we have an evening church service which starts at 6 p.m. This is open to anyone who wants to come.

We will be having our annual Turkey Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 5-8 p.m. There will be turkey and all the trimmings, home-made desserts and drinks. All this for just a free will offering. Take care and God bless you all.

Eastside Christian Church

Just a reminder that tomorrow is the last day to order this month's Angel Food. Pickup day will be the 21st.

What a wonderful message Pastor Brock gave last Sunday. His messages for the next few weeks will be on what makes this church so special.

If anyone in the congregation would like to give him testimony about their reasons our church is special to them, he would like to hear from you and will incorporate these into his messages.

The plant that was presented to our church from the family of Harold Rheinfrank is greatly appreciated. Harold was a dedicated servant of God, and the plant will remind us of him. It is a beautiful plant.

S.O.S. is having a Thanksgiving Dinner for all the families involved in that endeavor on Nov. 29. If you can help in anyway, please let Jennifer know.

Don't forget we want to fill the round tub in the vestibule with non-perishable foods to fill the baskets to give needy families for Christmas.

Our prayers are going out to Juanita Trout, Steve Clark, our many shutins and anyone else who has a need for prayer. Our church definitely believes in the power of prayer. If you are in need of prayer, please feel free to call the church, and we will pray for you, too.

Next month one of our faithful members, Charlotte Crabb, will be hanging up her career hat after working 56 years at the same location. We want to congratulate her and wish her the best.

Last month was Pastor Appreciation Month, and I neglected to mention this in my article, but I want Pastor Bill to know that he is greatly appreciated every month of the year. Thank you for being there for us.

It is hard to believe that the holiday season is coming fast. Is your heart right? Are you a member of God's family? The best present that you can give God is you. It is not too late. Don't wait too long, for we never know how long we have. And wouldn't you rather go to Heaven than the alternative?

If you are not attending church anywhere else, we want to invite you to be with us. We are a simple church. Our main goal is to strive to put Jesus first in every area of our lives. Wouldn't you like to do that also? We are looking forward to seeing you very soon.

Harmony United Methodist Church

This week we be celebrating the Annual Jonah Fish Fry at the church from noon-3 p.m. The dinner will be followed by our Sunday worship service at 3:30. Come and join us for a good meal, a great time of fellowship and a message that focuses on the gift of giving. We hope that everyone who has been a part of the "Harmony Family" at one time or another will come and join in on this celebration and invite all of our neighbors join us.

We will also be attending the First District Conference of the newly formed West District of the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church. It is from 2-4 p.m., at Brazil First UMC and is our first official opportunity to met and greet the representatives of our new district as well as our new District Superintendent, Judi Purvis.

Little Historic Church at Carbon

Come join us at The Little Historic Church at Carbon on Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, as we honor our Veterans.

There will be a pitch-in supper at 6 p.m., and at 7 p.m., we will honor those that have fought for our freedom. We also will entertainment provided by the Calvary Baptist Church.

Please come and enjoy the evening with 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 U.S. 40 and 2nd Street in Seelyville, one block east of the stoplight.

Please join us for 9:30 Sunday morning worship as we look at the place of piety in the life of a disciple of Jesus 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.

November Share Food orders can be picked up 9-10:30 a.m., Saturday morning, Nov. 21.

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

Epworth Methodist Church

Pastor Greg Puttman and wife, Julie and the Epworth Church family invite you to fellowship of worship service each Sunday.

On Nov. 12, we are having a free bean and cornbread dinner between 1130 a.m. and 1 p.m. Served by the Ruth Circle of the Church.

Any and all are welcome to come.

Each Sunday Service starts at 10:30 a.m. A ramp is available for those who cannot climb stairs.

Carbon Baptist Church

Our study on John 3:16 has gone very well. This will be our last Sunday for the study, but will have the next two weeks for followup.

Read 1st Corinthians:12-14.

What is your spiritual gift?

Come and find out what God has given you.

The Ladies Ministry this month will be at the church, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 6:30 p.m.

It will be a pitch-in dinner and will be decorating the church for Christmas.

Please enjoy the week coming up and remember God Love You.

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-- Posted by marymoran on Sat, Nov 7, 2009, at 10:33 PM

I wouldn't miss it, I like to stay at the hall and play bingo games.

-- Posted by LeoWatkins on Wed, Nov 11, 2009, at 2:36 AM

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