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CHURCH NEWS

Friday, November 20, 2009

Brazil First United Methodist Church

Which Bible did the Pilgrims bring with them on the Mayflower in 1620? Were the passengers of the Mayflower Pilgrim Separatists or were their others? What version of the Lord's Prayer did they pray? Join Pastor Tony at Brazil First United Methodist Church for these anwers and more during Sunday worship.

The traditional worship at 9 a.m. features Jerry Morgan on the organ and Steve McCullough on piano as we sing "We Gather Together" and "Faith of our Fathers." At the 11 a.m. worship, the Praise Band leads us in contemporary songs. The church is located at 201 N. Meridian St.

Our local Soup Kitchen serves free meals on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. This Wednesday will feature turkey and the all the fixings. At 5 p.m., the dinner is open to supporters of the soup kitchen as we invite you to bring a canned good to help feed the hungry then enjoy a meal.

Open Hands Preschool is enrolling for the winter of 2010. Children who will enter Kindergarten in the fall of 2010 can get a head start by joining our afternoon class.

The November Wesleyan newsletter on our website at brazilfirstumc.org

Carbon Baptist Church

If you would like to participate in walking with the Christmas float on Nov. 27, please contact Scott Clark. The lineup will be on Vandalia St., at 5 p.m., with the parade starting at 7 p.m.

Several people have donated a lot of there time in preparing the float. It will be enjoyed by all.

The ladies of the church will be meeting Tuesday, Nov. 24, at 6:30 p.m., in fellowship hall for a pitch-in dinner and decorating the church for the Christmas holiday.

The Christmas dinner for the Ladies Ministry will be at "Almost Home" in Greencastle, on Saturday, Dec. 5. The car pool will start from Brazil Walmart at 10:30 a.m. All ladies are welcome to attend.

It is the time of year to be thankful of all ll we have.

Happy Thanksgiving.

What Child Is This?

Singers and soloists are needed for a Christmas presentation, "What Child Is This?" to be performed on Saturday, Dec. 19, from 6-8 p.m., during the "Walk through the Park."

For more information, call 812-201-3966.

Harmony United Methodist Church

Jesus did many miracles. He healed the sick, gave sight to the blind and made the lame walk. He told stories and taught the people about love. At this trial before Pilate only the religious leaders who wanted him killed testified about his threatening ways. Where were all of the others who had been blessed by his love and compassion? Pilate really didn't want to punish Jesus; he even offered to set him free in recognition of the Jewish holiday. But the people overwhelmingly said, "No!"

Pilate needed a witness to testify about the power and goodness of Jesus. Today, the world needs people to testify about Christ's love. Simple acts of caring and giving shout of God's love and grace to those in need. This awareness opens the door for the Holy Spirit to touch and change hearts for eternity. Can I get a witness?

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!

Eastside Christian Church

Hello again from Eastside Christian Church. Remember to pick your Angel Food order today between 10:30-11:45 a.m.

We have a praise report on Stephen Clark. He is home from the hospital. We still want to keep the family in our prayers. We have many on our prayer list, and we want to continue praying for them: our shut-ins, our brothers and sisters in nursing homes, and especially the ones in the military. If you are in need of prayer, please feel free to call the church, and we will be happy to pray for you.

This is the season for many events taking place. SOS will be having their Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday, Nov. 29, at 1 p.m. If you would like to help in any way, please let Jennifer know. This program is such a blessing to many.

On Dec. 6, we will have a New Members Reception after the morning worship service. Please bring soups and sandwiches to share. Our church has been blessed with many new members in the last year.

On Dec. 19, after the Angel Food distribution, we will be assembling baskets to share with less fortunate families. Don't forget to bring your non-perishables to put in the barrel in the foyer between now and then. We want to feed as many as possible.

The group Higher Calling will be with in our evening service on Dec. 20, at 6 p.m. Be sure to mark your calendars, for you will want to be with us.

Our traditional Christmas Candlelight service will be at 6 p.m., on Christmas Eve. We want to invite you to this. It is always such an inspiration.

The Leadership Retreat will be Jan. 2, from 9 a.m.-noon.

On Jan. 2, the Deaconesses and ladies of the church will be meeting at 10 a.m.

We want Millie to know that we missed her at the organ last Sunday. Ann did a wonderful job, though, and we appreciate her very much.

In the upcoming weeks, Pastor Bill will be presenting messages on Heaven and Hell. If you have been contemplating attending church, this would be a great time to start. We want to invite you to come be with us tomorrow, which is Thanksgiving Sunday.

The church is the extension of Jesus Christ. We attend church to honor Him.

If you have not been able to attend the love and respect series on Saturday mornings, Pastor Bill is going to present this series in his Sunday School class, which will be in the Fellowship Hall for any who want to attend.

Again, we want to invite you to come to any or all of the many happenings that will be taking place at the church during the final days of 2009. God is good, and we want to share Him with you.

First Baptist Church

What a wonderful season to be in! We prepare to celebrate and give thanks for the bounty of God's goodness, forgiveness and provision. How easy it is to move into Advent as we celebrate the coming of Christ as a babe and His eternal presence to the believer.

This Sunday will be a day of thanksgiving and preparation.

The Donut Fellowship begins at 8:45 a.m., Sunday morning until Sunday School begins. There are Sunday School classes for all ages.

Worship begins at 10:30. There is a staffed nursery available. Rachelle Torbert will take the Spirit Kids to their program. We look forward to our Bible-based, spirit-lead pastor's message and the choir's special.

This Sunday we give a thank-you offering to the over 3,000 retired American Baptist ministers and missionaries or widowed spouses. This offering is also used to assist them with emergency needs. There will be a soup dinner provided by the Mission Committee following services with the free-will offering going to this cause.

The Flower Committee is hosting a Hanging of the Greens following dinner. This is a fun time of decorating the church for Christmas and preparation for the first Sunday of Advent.

There will be no adult programs Sunday evening but AWANA and Youth will be meeting at 5:30.

There will be no Wednesday Bible Study or Thursday's THE ROCK.

The Thanksgiving teams have already been very busy in preparation for Thanksgiving guests at our church Thursday, with dinner being served at noon. Many frozen "birds" have been taken home and will return as a succulent main dish. Members will be especially busy Wednesday and Thursday. Call the church if you would like to have dinner with us (448-8112).

We hope you will experience a wonderful Thanksgiving. Remember that the God of the mountains is still God of the valleys.

See you Sunday!

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.

Rose-Hulman students are invited to an end-of-classes homemade meal this afternoon at 5 p.m., in Fellowship Hall located on the lower level of the church.

Please join us for 9:30 Sunday morning worship as we look at the Christian life that remains focused on Christ our king. A time of fellowship follows worship with Sunday School for all ages beginning at 10:45. Nursery care is provided beginning at 9:15.

Share Food orders can be picked up this morning from 9-10:30 a.m.

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

Bee Ridge Church

Happy Thanksgiving. All of us at Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church would like to thank all of you who came to our Turkey Dinner last Saturday. We really appreciate the support of the community and surrounding cities. Your support means a lot to us. Also, we can't forget all the people who donated the food, cooked it served it and then cleaned up afterwards. We couldn't have done it without you.Thanks very much for your help. God has really blessed us. We are especially thankful to Him.

Have you ever given any thought about the words "Thank You?" The two words are among the most important words we can speak. However, while it's important to be grateful, there's another side of "thank you." Thank you needs to be given in all sincerity. It's important that it includes all who give. We should not expect anything in return. The other side of thank you is a pure heart that reflects God's perfect love for us.

This coming Thursday will be Thanksgiving Day. Please don't forget the people in nursing homes, hospitals and shut-ins who are not able to get out. Take time to visit them or call them. If you can't do that, send them a card. Just do something to let them know how much we care about them.

We invite you to Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church to share with us as we thank God for faithful provision for our needs. We are located on Kennedy's Crossing Road which is 1.4 miles north of Northview High School. Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m., followed by Church at 10:30 a.m. We look forward to meeting you. God Bless You All.

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church

Pastor: Father Harold W. Rightor II; his email is revhwr@juno.com

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

Visit our website at 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 5:45-6:15 Saturday or by appointment.

Divine Mercy Chaplet is prayed the first Sunday of each month at 8 am.

To schedule time to see Father Harold please call the parish office, at 812-448-1901.

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.

The Knights of Columbus are having a spaghetti dinner on Dec. 11, at Kennedys Crossing. Plan on attending. More about this in the next couple of weeks.

The Lady Knights are having their annual Taste of Christmas after mass on Saturday, Dec. 12. Lots of good cookies will be available.

In this time of Thanksgiving it is important to remember your church. We are thankful that the steeple repairs have been completed and that the new windows in the Parish Center have been installed, we are thankful for the work being done to repair the walls and the arch above the altar. We are thankful for the work that was completed on the outside of the church, the removal of the sealer that was destroying our church and the new paint making our church look great again. We are thankful for the fact that we have a priest and that we have a rectory for him to stay in. We should also be thankful for the volunteers that spread new mulch on the preschool playground and put the new roof on the storage building. Remember also the volunteers that repair the ceilings in the rectory and remove and reinstall the air conditioners, the volunteers that clean the church, parish center, and rectory, the volunteers that plant the flowers and cut the grass, the others who sweep the sidewalks and pull the weeds. Let us remember the volunteers that do the cooking for funerals and the ladies who spend so much time decorating the Parish Center basement. We should remember also the ones who pick up the trash in the parking lot and who paint and do the hundreds of other little things that need to be done. Let us also be thankful for our secretary and our bookkeeper. We should remember also the teachers in the preschool, RCIA and CCD. We have a lot to be thankful for at the Annunciation for the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, please continue to remember her in your prayers.

Our shelter for Christmas in the Park has been setup and is ready for the lighting on Friday.

We have been having a decreasing amount of players at bingo. We are being hurt by this "economic downturn". Even though we do not have the players we had last year, we still need volunteers to assist with the various tasks it takes to run bingo. If you are a member of Annunciation please come out and see what you can do to help.

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

This coming Thursday is officially the day that is suppose to be set aside for giving thanks for the blessings God has given to this nation and we have many things to be thankful for. Everything we see and experience is an opportunity to give thanks to our Heavenly Father. We get rain, not when we think we need it but when God knows it will benefit us most as with the sunshine, can man control the weather? No, just listen to the weather persons on our local media they predict what they think this storm or that one will do but they are only human and they are wrong a lot of the time. God takes care of the earth and heaven, when will we decide to give Him the credit, thank Him & praise Him. Take the time to really be thankful for what we have today and everyday while we still have time. Give all your burdens to God, ask Jesus to come into your heart while you still can, we are not promised tomorrow or even the next hour.

This is from Psalm 92:1--4 [Living Bible ] "It is good to say, 'Thank you' to the LORD, to sing praises to the God who is above all gods. Every morning tell him, 'Thank you for your kindness,' and every evening rejoice in all his faithfulness. Sing his praises, accompanied by music from the harp and lute and lyre. You have done so much for me, O LORD. No wonder I am glad! I sing for joy."

Why not thank Him not only on Thanksgiving but everyday of the year, it will do you good to remember all your blessings, you'll have less to complain about.

Otter Creek Christian Church invites you to come and worship with us whether you're just a visitor to our community or don't have a church home. We're a little church but we have plenty of love for the LORD. Come journey with us as we study God's Word and give Him the glory. We're located at 6299 N. Crow Street, Brazil, call 812-446-5300 for directions or contact Pastor Steve Brattain at 812-446-4007 at the parsonage or between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at 812-249-3309. You may also leave a message at Sandys Good Books & More 812-443-6007 Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

* Every Sunday 9:30 a.m. Study and 10:40 a.m. Worship

* Every Friday 9 a.m. Ladies Bible Study 5400 N. Twin Beach Rd.

* Dec. 5, 5 p.m. Christmas Dinner/ Dutch Treat at Ryans

This is a very special time of the year to most people while others just are doing without. If you know someone who needs help let your church family know and serve that family that's what being a Christian is all about---helping those who cannot help themselves. That doesn't mean you have to help someone who is just to lazy to work, but if they are ill, or laid off and can't find work it is our Christian duty to help them.

This week we should be remembering the troops who are serving and their families in our prayers, our elected officials whether local, state or national. Thank those who serve you no matter what capacity from firemen to police -- mayor -- pastor or elder, farmer or a volunteer at a nursing facility. We all know people who could use a pat on the back for what they do for us sometimes it's just for you so what would it hurt to say Thank You.

Til we meet again, may God be with you.



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