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CHURCH NEWS

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Eastside Christian Church

Hello from Eastside Christian Church. What a wonderful Sunday we had. The children's program was a blessing. The concert in the evening by Higher Calling was an inspiration. We want to invite you to come be with us today, at 6:30 p.m., for our Christmas Eve candlelight service. If you cannot attend, all of us at Eastside Christian Church want to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas. And especially remember the reason for the season, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour.

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.

Please join us for 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning worship as we examine what gift we give our children at Christmas. 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.

Share Food orders for January can be placed through the church office through Jan. 7.

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

Carbon United Methodist Church

Christmas will soon be over! Are you exhausted? Are you saturated with "Christmas Spirit" and ready for some "Bah, Humbug."

I hope not.

The Christmas Spirit ought to be the "Every Day Spirit" all year long. Isn't it great the way people treat each other at Christmas? Let's make it a year long spirit!

Our little church will celebrate Christ's birth this Sunday with a big pitch-in breakfast in our newly decorated basement. There will be a wonderful worship service, including a "Talent Show" Christmas program, with music by Linda at the keyboard, skits, songs, and readings.

But the best of all, Rick, our pastor, will get to baptize his year-old grandson from Florida! We are so happy to have his son and his family with us for the morning. It means so much to us to get to be a part of his grandson's baptism.

Treats will also be handed out, and food and a carload of gifts will be delivered to our "Help A Family" people. All in all, it will be a blessed day.

Hoping for a full house tonight, there will be a beautiful, solemn service, which includes special music, the lighting of the Christ candle, communion, and a candlelight closing.

This should help us all enjoy a feeling of renewed faith and love this Christmas season.

The old year is coming to a rapid close; a new year is just beginning. We talk about our New Year's Resolutions ... and we usually promptly break them all. But this year, let's resolve to give God more of our undivided attention -- not just on Sunday morning, but all day, every day. The Bible says for us to pray without ceasing. Any time you think of God and do His will, you are praying. Keep Him with you as you go through each day. Can we keep this one resolution?

Otter Creek Christian Church

This is a wonderful evening the night before Christmas and I guess it depends on your age as to what that means. To me it means remembering my kids as I tried to be a good mom and teach them the true meaning of Christmas. Although, through the years I've fallen short of being the fine example they all needed and I failed to give them the real thing that I tell everyone is most important without question or faith in their ability to make good decisions and for that I am most sorry. These past few years have been rough and I've not supported them in the ways I should have, but never have I not been proud of the way they've all turned out and most of the time I think it is in spite of me not because of me. Nonetheless, they are responsible caring adults who treat people with the respect they deserve and help those who they see along the way. That is the reason for this season, which actually is not a season but a lifetime experience.

I thank God for each of my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and ask Him to be with them no matter what circumstances arise about them. God takes care of those we love even when we fail miserably. If you have a child you know you've failed don't give up ask God for help to show them they are important to you and how much you love them and don't wait, you never know when it will be to late. You know just as we fail each other we also fail to give God what He deserves, our best our loyalty and love without question. He did give us life and provide for us a way to have salvation, through Jesus whose birthday we celebrate this time of year. Give Him the glory and honor today and everyday, thank Him for the gift of life you have.

Jesus came from heaven as a baby, but he didn't stay that way, just as our children grow so did he and he honored his father both Heavenly and earthly and his mother, the last thing He did before dying on that old rugged cross was to ask his mother to behold her son, not himself but one of the disciples and told him to behold his mother. It was important to him to know she would be taken care of. This Christmas season have you taken care of someone who would not have been taken care of other wise? It's not too late to make a difference. It's not the material gifts we give that are most important but sometimes the emotional ones that count the most.

Otter Creek Church is located at 6299 N. Crow Street. Phone number is 812-446-5300 or call Pastor Steve weekdays, after 4 p.m., at 812-249-3309. Our services are Sunday Study at 9:30 a. m. and Worship at 10:40 a.m.

Remember Jesus is the real reason for our Christmas celebration. Pray for one another and those who are serving us whether here locally, in our nations capitol or overseas. Also pray and help those who are in need this year not just at this time of the year but throughout the entire year.

May God be with you throughout the coming week.

Cory Community Church of the Nazarene

The Cory Community Church of the Nazarene will be hosting a Southern Gospel concert with The Lesters on Jan 1, at 7 p.m., in Cory. Cost will be a free-will offering. For more info call 812-864-2625.

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church

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

Mass schedule: Sat. 6:30 p.m., Sun. 8:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m., Tues. 5:30 p.m., Wed. 9 a.m., Thur. 9 a.m. Reconciliation 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, at 448-1901.

The church is located at 19 N. Alabama St. in Brazil. Handicapped parking is available.

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.

This time of year when all of the crops and plants are dying or already dead and the trees are barren we, as Christians, celebrate life. We celebrate the birth of our savior Jesus Christ. Throughout these past weeks we get often caught up in the rush to buy gifts for our families and friends and the real message of the season is sometimes put in the back of the mind or even completely forgotten. But we need to remember that Christmas Eve, the anticipation of his arrival and Christmas Day the celebration of his birth should be a part of everyone's day, even the little ones day. As a child, the anticipation of Santa Claus coming and opening presents on Christmas morning is almost overwhelming, but a trip to church to worship Our Lord should also be a part of this day.

I hope that everyone has a safe and happy Christmas Eve and Christmas day and that each of us take the time to remember what the day was really all about.

Next week we have another celebration, another rebirth. The start of a new year, it is now that we reflect on what happened in the past year and make the determination to change those things in ourselves and in our lives that we feel need changing. We have already confessed our sins and were absolved from them, so now is the perfect time to begin anew. Remember fondly those we have left behind and look forward to the new and unknown with anticipation rather than dread. The Lord wants us to be happy, so let us not disappoint him. My hope for each of you is that you will be happy, be responsible and be well in the coming year.

We have hand sanitizers in the church and at the bingo hall for everyone to use.

Last Sunday one woman received a nice Christmas gift. She won $1,000 in our cover all game.

Bingo every Sunday evening at Kennedy Crossing. Packages start as low a $17, for a six pack for 20 games and two entries into the jar ball. The pot for regular bingo is $70 per game except for the $125 small jackpot and the large jackpot which is $1000 for 55 numbers or less and $325 after 55 numbers. We also have winner-take-all which is normally around $250, depending on the crowd of course and bonanza games. We also have a sidepack game that is played along with the regular games and a bingo on it gets a draw for a monetary prize of $5 to $150. 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.

Carbon Baptist Church

On Jan. 9, from 9 a.m.-noon, at the Ivy Tech Main Campus, in the Terre Haute Oakley Auditorium will be a seminar on "Understanding You Teenager." For more information, call Wabash Valley Youth for Christ at 812-232-3781.

Pastor Howard is heading up a Leadership Program on Wednesdays, at 7 p.m. It is going well and everyone is invited to attend. We provide babysitting service for those in need.

The turnout has been overwehelming.

Pastor Chris has just returned home from a Winter Retreat at Walnut Hills.

About 30 went and enjoyed it. Pastor Chris leads Junior High service, youth Bible Study and College Bible Study. The youth are very active in our church, and make everyone proud to see the service they do for the Lord.

The Door Christian Fellowship Church

The Door Christian Fellowship Church will host a New Year's Eve party beginning at 9 p.m., on Thursday, Dec. 31.

Activities for the teens and adults will include a pool tournament and Bingo with prizes. Churches or groups are sought with hopes of playing 3 on 3 or more basketball. Games for kids will include gym and the game room.

Food will be served, and anyone wanting to bring sandwiches, chips or dessert may do so.

The church is located at Old Jr. High Gym, 202 N. Washington St. For more information, call 812-201-3966.



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