Eastside Christian Church
Hello again from Eastside Christian Church. Tomorrow is the last day to order Angel Food. We want to pray for the family of Rick Starr. He went to be with his Lord on Christmas Eve. He was a very good friend of Bill and Jan.
The male leaders of the church met last Saturday to discuss the goals for our church this year. We want to pray that we can reach out to as many as possible to bring them to God, so they can enjoy what we have.
It was good to see so many in church despite the cold. Pastor's message on what heaven will be like kept the heat up. Is your anchor with God? If not, maybe you need to make some changes in your life.
Remember to pray everyday. We especially need to pray for the youth of today to help them make good choices, so that the things that happened this week do not continue to happen.
If you are not attending church anywhere else, we want to invite you to come worship with us. We believe that great things are going to take place through our church in 2010 in the name of our Lord, and we want you to be involved. We hope to see you soon.
Harmony United Methodist Church
Christ personally chose his disciples. He chose them before they chose him. He called them from various positions in the community and began to invest his energies in them. He led them through various stages of their calling, which include both their conversion, an internship with the teacher and their call to specific ministry. He saw in them certain qualities that God could use. He sees the same in us today!
This week we will be talking about two brothers; Simon Peter and Andrew. What a contrast we find in these two! Yet God used them both just as they were (well maybe with a bit of refinement) to change the world. If he could use them.. He can use us as well!
As always, Sunday Worship begins at 9 a.m., and Sunday School follows at 10:45 a.m. Everyone is truly welcome! Come and join 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 a.m., Sunday morning worship as we learn that God has a new name for us. 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.
January Share Food orders can be picked up 8:30-10:30 a.m., Saturday morning, Jan. 30, in Fellowship Hall on the lower level of the church.
Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church
Pastor Father Harold W. Rightor II, email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Email for the parish office can be sent to email@example.com.
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. Reconciliation is 5:45-6:15 p.m., Saturday or by appointment.
Divine Mercy Chaplet is prayed the first Sunday of each month at 8am.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. News must be submitted to me before Wednesday to get it in the paper on Saturday.
We have hand sanitizers in the church and at the bingo hall for everyone to use.
The Parish Council met Tuesday at their regularly scheduled meeting. Several maintenance and restoration projects were discussed. Planning for 2010 fiscal year projects is now in the works. Of course funding for the projects is a major concern. Getting the water running away from the church and getting the walls and basement dry are a major concern and are being addressed. Another project that will be addressed soon is a leak in the roof at Kennedys Crossing and repair of the hallway ceiling. A probable project is the opening of the window of the Annunciation behind the altar. Other possible projects include reroofing the garage and repairing a bathroom in the rectory.
It is never too early to think spring and to try to bring in an early spring the Lady Knights are again going to hold an indoor yard sale at Kennedys Crossing Bingo Hall. It will be held on Saturday Feb. 27 from 8 a.m. -1 p.m. Table space is available for $10 per table.
You can reserve your table now by calling Martha Tempel at 812-443-7552. Breakfast will be available and the proceeds benefit the Lady Knights projects.
Bingo attendance was back up this past Sunday with around 68 in attendance. We did learn however after the last poor attendance weekend that we will have to set limits on the payouts depending on the attendance. We are going to try the following parameters.
If attendance is 50 or less the payout for regular bingo will be $50. If attendance is 51 to 99 then the payout will be $70 and if the attendance is 100 or more then the payout will be $100. We will be asking volunteers and players if we should be open on Super Bowl Sunday which is Feb. 7. We have already had several volunteers tell us they want to be off on that day.
Bingo every Sunday evening at Kennedy Crossing. We are smoke-free. 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. We are handicapped accessible and we have a lighted parking lot and a covered outside smoking area.
Otter Creek Christian Church
We are in the midst of a beautiful winter week, it is my opinion that this time of year was made for resting. So why get so upset over being couped up inside for a few days or even weeks. God is still in control, no matter what we think or say.
If we would check out our Bible and the verses that I found having to do with snow they are used in a positive way, wash me and I will be whiter than snow (Psalm 51:7) and in Proverbs it refers to the snow being refreshing. Until we start looking at things the way God looks at them we will never be satisfied.
Jesus told the Jews in John 6: 43, "Murmur not among yourselves." What does murmur mean? To complain, not just about those things which are important but also about those things which are very insignificant. Have you found yourself doing this already this year? Maybe we should try to face the fact that murmuring is a sin and therefore separates us from God. Let's face it we are not any better than our neighbor but "if we confess our sins Jesus is faithful and just and will forgive us of all sins." (1st John 1: 9).
Saturday, Jan. 9, Men's Prayer Breakfast at Church 8 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 16, Soup Supper at Church 6 p.m.
Friday weekly: 10 a.m., Women's Bible Study (unless school is closed for weather) at 12660 East Grotto Road, Brazil
We'd like to invite you to join us at Otter Creek Christian any Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for Sunday Study, and 10:40 a.m. for our Worship Service. This is our time to give God the Glory and thank Him for all He has done the previous week.
We are located at 6299 N. Crow Street, Brazil. There is usually someone there by 9:15 a.m. so if you need directions call 812-446-5300.
To contact the Pastor call 812-249-3309 (weekends and after 4:30 p. m. daily) or at home 812-446-4007.
Keep those in our military and those who serve us daily here at home in your prayers. Also pray for our families, the easiest way to tear a nation apart is through the family unit.
May God be with you until we communicate through this column or call at 812-446-4007 or 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.
First Baptist Church
The last chapters of St. John tell us about the resurrection of Jesus and those days before returning to heaven. After Mary sees the Lord, He tells her to go and tell ...He later says to the disciples, "Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."
He also tells them to "Follow Me." We are to live in obedience to his will.
First Baptist has many opportunities for preparation and service. Sunday School classes begin at 9:30 a.m., for all ages. There will be someone to greet you at the north door and take you to a class. If attending S.S. here is a new experience, remember it was for all of us at one time.
Worship Service begins at 10:30 a.m. There is an adult supervised nursery available and Children's Church for K-2nd grade. You will be blessed by the fellowship and message.
Sunday evening programs begin at 5:30 p.m., with Youth and AWANA. These programs are for ages two through college. There is a lot of activity, food, and study in the word.
Adult services begin at 6 p.m. This is praise and Bible study. Choir practice follows.
Wednesday at 12:15 p.m., Through the Bible Study meets. We are in Judges with Gideon this week. The coffee will be ready.
Wednesday evening at 7 p.m., is our monthly business meeting. All members are encouraged to attend.
Thursday at noon, the American Baptist Women meet in the fellowship room for lunch and their work. All ladies are invited to attend.
Thursday evening is THE ROCK. This alternative worship service is giving you an opportunity to grow in faith and understanding. THE ROCK begins at 7 p.m., in the sanctuary.
Saturday, Jan. 16, will be the new year workshop and planning meeting. We will meet from 9 a.m-noon. All committee members should be in attendance as well as any interested members. Drinks and doughnuts will be available. Bring a calendar and notebook.
Worship is a response to our obedience. See you Sunday.
Carbon United Methodist Church
What happened to Global Warming? It certainly has not been evident this past week! For those who braved the frigid temperatures last Sunday, however, our hearts were warmed by the loving good will of those who did come to church. One of our "old faithfuls" who had been out for a while with knee surgery braved the elements to come back, and it was surely great to have her with us again.
We want to extend heart-felt thanks to Sharon Crawford and Kim and Jeff Finnerty and the young people for taking down the Christmas decorations and getting them stored away for the year. They threw away a good bit of old things, gave away a good bit, and bought some new things for next year. Now it is all stored away in new tote boxes. Thanks, kids.
It was decided that the pitch-in dinner on Sunday, Jan. 24, will be soup and sandwiches ... and everything that goes with that basic menu. This is good soup weather! After the meal, there will be a planning meeting for the coming year. Everyone is asked to think about what we as a church can do to make this a meaningful and worthwhile year. If you have any ideas for activities or ways to do things, please bring them to the meeting.
The Believers women's group will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 20, to plan their agenda for the year. We hope that all the church women will attend and get this group off to a great start for 2010.
Start the new year right. Make this year a God-directed year. Give God one hour out of the one hundred sixty-four hours of your week by attending church. It doesn't matter where. Just go!
If you prefer a big church where you can slip in and out without being noticed, go there. If you prefer a small church where your presence makes a whopping difference, try ours. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m., and Worship is at 10:30 a.m.
Community Missionary Church
Pastor Ken Thomas said, "Someone phoned him and asked if he was going to preach Hell and Damnation, as we needed a little warmth."
Well, Brother Ken does preach in his way, saying that when things are going our way, sometimes we forget about God. He says sometimes there are three things that are obstacles in reaching God. First, "I" in the middle of sin. Seek forgiveness for your sins. Second, "others" whereby we might be the obstacle and that's why we should be a light unto others. Third, "Law and Grace," or the right way, or wrong way.
God wants you to share with others, sharing God's grace; when you are asked or have the occasion, tell others...share his grace. Some obstacles will slow you down, but strive for the goal, remember how much he loves you.
Sunday School is 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship is 10:30 a.m., Evening Services is 6 p.m.
Pastor Thomas and congregation invited one and all to our services. We are located at 21 W. Pinckley St., Brazil.
Carbon Baptist Church
Coming up this month the Youth will be going to a Winter Jam. Bands include Third Day and Sidewalk Prophet and many other bands. If interested contact Pastor Chris Lee. Cost is $10.
This month Ladies Ministry will be at Carrol Evan's home, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, at 6:30 p.m. All ladies are welcome.
This morning is our Men's Prayer Breakfast at 7 a.m. It is always the Third Saturday of the month at the same time. This has been a wonderful fellowship for all the men, for the past 13 years.
Has anyone told you they love you today? We Do.
Terre Haute after 5 and Christian Women's Club of Terre Haute
Barbara Brocker, an on-the-go grandmother from Indianapolis, who has learned to forgive and find peace, will be the speaker. She will present "Life's Stages and the Roles we play."
Christian Women's Club will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 19, starting at 11 a.m. Luncheon is on your own, with an additional cost of $3, at MCL Meeting Room.
Terre Haute after 5 will be Tuesday, Jan. 19, starting at 6:30 p.m., at St. Mary of the Woods Providence Center. Cost is $14 inclusive.