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CHURCH NEWS

Friday, November 27, 2009

Way of the Cross Assembly of God Church

Pastor Jimmy Dowers and congregation invite everyone to "Hanging of the Green" on Sunday, Nov. 29, at 10:30 a.m.

At 6 p.m., there will be a Singspiration. Everyone is invited.

Way of the Cross is located first road east of Great Dane on the southside of US 40.

Little Historic Church of Carbon

There will be two programs this month.

The first Friday program is Dec. 4, at 7 p.m., with the Community Choir presenting a Christmas Cantata "The Wonders of His Love," directed by Lynn Nadolny.

The pitch-in dinner begins at 6 p.m.

On Tueday, Dec. 8, a pitch-in dinner will be at 6 p.m., along with accompanied choir of several area churches at 7 p.m. The Christmas Cantata "Go! Tell It" is directed by Jefff Colvin. Pastor Richard Pippin will perform a "Telephone call from God."

Everyone is invited to attend.

Harmony United Methodist Church

It's amazing to me that Christians don't seem to pay much attention to the promise of Advent although the second coming of Christ is mentioned around 300 times in the New Testament! The Gospels mention the need for salvation about 70 times and talk about baptism 20 or so times, but the Holy Spirit inspires the writers to talk about God being faithful in returning to redeem His people ... 300 times!

Jesus told the disciples about the persecution that would come. He told them about the signs that would lead in the end of the age. And he told them to be full of hope and to be ready for the day when the Son of Man would return! I think that is a great reason for those who believe to celebrate and give thanks! The times of trouble, worry and chaos are events that have been foretold just the ancient prophets told about the coming of the messiah long before Mary and Joseph were on the scene.

As we prepare to celebrate Christmas this year we must also prepare for the day when Jesus comes again. Oh, what a glorious day that will be. Jesus is coming again!

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!

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.

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 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.

The Knights of Columbus are having a spaghetti dinner on Dec. 11, at Kennedy's 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.

Our Angel Tree is set up in the back of the church. There are 76 tags on it. This is to provide presents for 26 children. Your help on this would be greatly appreciated by both the church community and the child who would receive your gift.

We again made up 22 baskets for Thanksgiving and we had a lasts minute request for an additional two baskets on Wednesday. These baskets that are put together lovingly each year provide Thanksgiving dinner for 100 people. We want to thank each of you who helped again this year. I don't know how many were in the Parish Center yesterday cooking and putting the baskets together, but I saw, I believe, six or eight women. I left soon after their arrival, I figured with six or more women in the kitchen I should get out of the way. I know one thing for certain, I am thankful that we had such a wonderful bunch of ladies and gentlemen who come together when called upon to help provide for those less fortunate than ourselves.

With all of the holiday festivities let us remember to take precautions to keep from catching the flu. You know, it would be nice if one of the side effects from us trying not to catch the flu would be that we catch fewer colds.

As we travel quickly through the Christmas season and on towards another year we hope that each of you are healthy and happy and that you remember to take the time to pray for those whose lives aren't going the way that they had hoped. Remember when you are out shopping in all of those crowded storeskeep a smile on your face and greet one another with a "Merry Christmas." It will make a difference to someone.

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.

Eastside Christian Church

We at Eastside Christian Church hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and that you remembered to thank God for your many blessings.

Next week is Angel Food ordering time again. Lorie will be at the church on Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 4-6 p.m., and Sharon will be there on Thursday, Dec. 3, from 4-6 p.m., to take your orders.

Orders are due by Dec. 7, and distribution day will be on Dec. 19, from 10-11 a.m., at the church. If you need a menu, please feel free to call 812-448-1030, and I will be glad to get one to you.

Don't forget SOS's Thanksgiving Dinner for all families tomorrow at 1 p.m.

Food is still needed to fill the baskets to be distributed to needy families for Christmas.

Our church will be having many activities during the month of December. Be sure to mark your calendars, so you can attend as many as possible. Dec. 6, we will be having a New Members reception immediately following our morning worship time. Soup, sandwiches and desserts will be enjoyed.

On Dec. 13, our missionary to Africa, Ben Pennington, will be with us during our 6 p.m. service. On Dec. 20, the musical group, Higher Calling, will be presenting a concert at our 6 p.m. service.

Our traditional Christmas Eve candlight service will be at 6 p.m., on Dec. 24. If you have never attended this service, please don't miss it this year. It is very inspirational.

Remember to pray everyday for our church, our shut-ins, those recuperating from illnesses, having surgeries, and especially our military men and women.

Our Sunday School for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. If you did not get to attend Pastor Bill's Love and Respect series on Saturday mornings, he is offering the series again in his Sunday School class on Sunday mornings.

Our prayers go out to the Nevins family on the loss of their loved one.

If you are not attending church anywhere else, we want to take this opportunity to invite you to come be with us. Pastor Bill's message last week was on "Is There Really a Hell?"

Future messages will be more on Hell and Heaven. Have you made the decision of where you want to go? We want to help you see that you do want to go to Heaven, and that the way to make sure you do go to Heaven is to accept Jesus as your personal Saviour. We hope to see you soon.

Carbon United Methodist Church

Thanksgiving Day is over and done! We had two groups of our family come in and it was so great to have them all here together. I hope that all you other folks had a great day. And I hope that everyone everywhere remembered that it is not "Turkey Day" but "Thanksgiving Day." Along with eating and watching parades and football games, did you stop to thank the Lord for all your blessings? I surely hope you did.

Now officially begins the Christmas Season. Friday was Black Friday when you were supposed to spend all your money in one big shopping spree to get ready for Christmas. I hope you were wise! Tomorrow is the first Sunday of Advent in which we prepare our spirits to receive the coming of Christ. Advent is celebrated the four Sundays prior to Christmas. Let's really, really prepare for Christ this year.

The church will be collecting items to help a family in the area have a good Christmas again this year.

On Dec. 16, folks will be preparing and delivering Cheer Plates to shut-ins and elderly folks. We will need homemade cookies and candies...and also help money-wise on buying the fruit, the sugar-free candies, and the plates.

Sunday, Dec. 20, we will have a Christmas Breakfast at 9:30 a.m., and a Christmas Program at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is asked to drag out their talents, great or small, to make this a memorable day. It should be fun as well as meaningful.

At 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 24, there will be a Candlelight Christmas Eve service at which Communion will be served. We encourage everyone to take an hour out of their busy Christmas Eve to pay homage to our Lord Jesus Christ.

Even though this past year has been tough, just think how much worse it could have been. Think of the people in the world who have nothing and do not know from one day to the next whether they will even be alive or not. Let's thank God for the blessings He has bestowed on us.

Otter Creek Christian Church

Hello again from your friends at the Otter Creek Christian Church. We are in my most favorite time of the year.

It's Christmas, hello, do we remember what Christmas really stands for. It does not mean X-mas or Happy Holidays. It means that we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ whether the world likes it or not. If it offends you to have someone say Merry Christmas to you, then get over it because it is and will always be Merry Christmas.

Come join us as we celebrate the first Sunday of Advent, Hope.

Otter Creek Christian Church extends a warm welcome to those who may be visiting our area or those who do not have a church home to join us this Sunday for our Worship services.

Our address is 6299 N. Crow Street Brazil. phone number; for the parsonage is 446-4007 (leave message if no answer) or call Pastor Steve after 4:30 pm at 812-249-3309 or Sandy's Wed.-Sat. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 812-443-6007.

* Fridays 10 a.m. -- Ladies Bible Study At Mary Lou Farris Home,

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

* Saturday, Dec. 5 -- All church eat-out at Ryan's -- Terre Haute -dutch-treat 5 p.m., and

* Saturday Dec. 12 -- Men's prayer breakfast 8 a.m.

Isaiah 9:6-For unto us a child is born; unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be called Wonderful; Counsellor; The Mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

* This week give each person you meet an encouraging word and if they act as if they are unhappy say a little prayer for them even if it is just a little one to yourself.

Tell those who work with you or for you no matter what their capacity, how much they are appreciated. Pray for our leaders, military and others who need the uplifting of the Lord.

Until we meet again either here or in heaven, may God be with you.

Carbon Baptist Church

Starting on Dec. 2, at 7 p.m., Pastor Howard will be teaching on leadership from the book of Nehemiah in his cell group on Wednesday evenings. If you would like to be a part of the study, you are welcome to attend.

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

Pastor Chris has started a worship service for ages fifth- to ninth-grades, during the 10:30 a.m. service.

So much is being offered at Carbon Baptist Church, please find the time to visit and enjoy in the fellowship of Christian friends.

God Bless.

Take 5

Take 5, a high energy action packed evening, for children through high school, will take place on Friday, Dec. 4.

Besides the regular Air Tramp, gym games and the game room, prize games will be the Christmas art draw and the Sleigh Pull.

Food will be served and all is free.

The evening begins at 8 p.m. at the Old Jr. High Gym, 202 N. Washington St.

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

First Baptist Church

We at First Baptist hope you had a safe, warm, fulfilling Thanksgiving with family and friends.

This Sunday is the first day of Advent in preparation for the Christ. Last Sunday following the soup buffet, several stayed to decorate the church. It is always exciting to see the celebrative appearance of the sanctuary and other areas of the church.

Thank you to all the volunteers that prepared, delivered and served at our Thanksgiving feast and for all who had dinner with us.

Rev. Robert Brock will be speaking this Sunday morning. as a representative of Voice of the Martyrs, he will speak and show video about the persecuted church. Rev. Brock is a national and international speaker.

There is a nursery available. Nicole O'Dell will lead the Spirit Kids.

Youth and AWANA will have Christmas program practice Sunday afternoon followed with the regular AWANA and Youth meetings at 5:30 p.m. The adults will meet at 6 p.m., with special music and a singspiration of favorites. Anyone who would like to provide a favorite Christian reading, song, or instrumental music is welcome.

Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. the current committees will meet for the last time this calendar year. Following this meeting the Coordinating Team will meet.

Mid-Week Bible Study will continue in Joshua Wednesday, at 12:15 p.m.

THE ROCK, Thursday evening praise and worship will gather at 7 p.m. Youth, singles, and families are all invited to participate. There is an adult- staffed program for the children. The best way to find out what is going on,is to attend. You are all welcome.

"Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise; be thankful unto him, and bless his name." Psalms 100:4

See you Sunday!

Bee Ridge Church

Good morning. Did you all have a nice Thanksgiving? In spite of everything that's going on in the world today, we really do have a reason for being thankful.

We need to take time each day to let God know all the things we are thankful for and to praise Him for all the good things in our life. By now you are probably trying to recuperate from eating too much turkey and all the trimmings.

Although Thanksgiving has just passed, remember it's not about all the food we have. It's just another one of the many blessings we can thank God for. I don't know about you, but I have a whole lot of blessings that God has given me and I can't even begin to thank Him enough.

If you don't have God in your life, or even if you do, Pastor Jeff and the congregation welcome you to visit Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church. God has been working in our church. So we invite you to come and visit us. We are located at 10100 N. Kennedy's Crossing Road.

Our Sunday School services start at 9:30 a.m. These services are led by Larry Knight. Downstairs at the same time, Nancy Knight teaches the younger children. There is a nursery downstairs, too. Then at 10:30 a.m., Church Services are held upstairs while Kidz Church takes place downstairs. Look forward to seeing you Sunday. God bless you all.



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