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CHURCH NEWS

Friday, January 15, 2010

Otter Creek Christian Church

This being the third week of a new year is another step in a new direction, how has your year been so far? You know when we start anything, it is easier to keep that goal in mind and aim for it instead of hop scotching all over the place. Maybe that doesn't make much sense, but if we say start a diet one day and go off the next return the next etc. We find ourselves never loosing the weight we wanted to lose. The Bible talks to us in John 15 about abiding in Jesus, read the whole thing but the verse I want to highlight is verses 4 & 5 "Abide in me, and I in you.

As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches; He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much forth much fruit; or without me ye can do nothing."

Just what does abide mean? Simply to stick with or stay in as in stay in the Word of God. He is our source of power and strength. Keep with it, just like sticking with a diet and exercise program produces results so does our sticking with God, it produces a stronger Christian.

There's nothing that keep you away from God except you putting yourself ahead of Him remember, sin is anything that keeps you separated from God and if we look at sin the letter I is right there in the middle, I causes a lot of problems for us.

Remember our address is 6299 N. Crow Street, someone is usually at the church by 9:15 a.m. If you need directions call 812-446-5300 or call 812-249-3309 (pastor's number weekends and after 4 p.m. weekdays or call 812-446-4007.

* Each Friday 10 a.m. Ladies Bible Study 12660 E. Grotto Road Brazil; canceled if school is closed due to weather

* Today, 6 p.m. Soup Supper at Church 6299 N. Crow Street

* Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Sunday Study

* Sunday 10:40 a.m. Worship

Keep those serving in the military both overseas and here. Also pray for our children especially our teenagers, they have so much peer pressure. Families are in need of prayers due to finances and loss of jobs. God created family units a unit means one of anything the easiest way to tear a nation apart is to tear apart its family units. May God be with you until next week. If you need to contact me call 446-4007 until 11 a.m. or Tuesday thru Saturday at 443-6007 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church of Brazil welcomes everyone to join us at our regular Service of Divine Worship at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Gary Scroggins will bring the message and music will be provided by the Gallery Choir under the direction of Steve McCullough.

Child care is provided for the youngest children ages 0-3 while Sunday School for youth age 4 through high school also meets during this time.

A special weeknight Bible class will be taught by Dr. William Coker, former pastor of the World Gospel church.

This class will begin on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 6:45 p.m. in the Library of Fellowship Hall. The class will focus on the New Testament book of Ephesians. The class will meet for six consecutive weeks. In the 2nd week the class will meet on Wednesday evening -- all other weeks the class will meet on Thursday nights. Everyone is most welcome to join us!

For more information please contact the church office at 210 North Walnut or phone 446-2415.

First Baptist Church

Have you ever done a jigsaw puzzle only to be missing that one last piece? You have worked really hard, put a lot of thought and time into what was to be a beautiful completion of your efforts. We can't take a piece from someone else's puzzle and make it work. Life can be that way. May be empty spaces in your life or you want to see the complete picture and have everything fit snugly and all together. We want to see the reasons why certain things go wrong, but sometimes we never find all the pieces. We won't know until we come to the end of our lives and stand before God.

Today all committee members and other interested members are having an organizational and planning meeting at First Baptist. Getting the year started looking at our responsibilities, needs, and goals will help us in our roles of service at the church. Following the breakout sessions we are coming together to plan our yearly calendar.

Sunday Morning we will enthusiastically return to participate in the services. Sunday school begins at 9:30, with classes for all ages.

Morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. Hopefully worship of our Lord and Savior began when we got out of bed. There is a nursery in the Christian Education Unit. It is large self-contained room with child restrooms, full-size cribs, changing table with needed supplies, play area and a bright, cheery atmosphere.

Those attending Children's Church are dismissed from the sanctuary.

Sunday evening activities begin with Youth and AWANA at 5:30 p.m. There are plenty of caring adults ready to usher your children into an evening of fun, food, and Christian fellowship and learning.

Adults not working in AWANA meet upstairs in the sanctuary for praise and study.

Choir practice follows the 6 p.m. service.

Wednesday at 12:15, is Mid-Week Bible Study. We are in Judges, chapter 11. Come, sit down with some coffee, and study with us. You are not required to read or share.

Thursday, Jan. 21 is THE ROCK, an additional or alternative time to attend church, begins at 7 p.m. The dress is casual and the worship may be just what you've been looking for.

Next Sunday is Donut Sunday!

You might find that missing puzzle piece right here in church and in a close relationship with the Lord.

See you Sunday!

Brazil First United Methodist Church

Can we get to heaven by being a good person? When we die what will God judge us for? How should we live in response to God's love for us?

Pastor Tony's message "A New Covenant" is based on the book of Hebrews chapter 10. The youth band will be leading music for the contemporary worship at 11 a.m. Traditional hymns are sung and the Apostles' Creed is recited at the 9 a.m. worship service. The church is located at 201 N. Meridian St.

Sunday School is available for all ages at 10:10 a.m. Nursery care is provided.

Our local Soup Kitchen serves free meals on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m.

We were able to help 18 families through the Christmas Assistance Program. We are grateful to Monica Wallace for the volunteer work she does to coordinate Clay County's Christmas Assistance Program.

More information is on our website at brazilfirstumc.org.

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Ken Thomas acknowledged that was a good feeling to walk into the church building and see and hear people talking and sharing joy, seeing happiness on their faces, reminds him that we all need God's love. "Love your neighbor" and each should pass it on. Then we are to forgive others as God makes the judgement. How can you love someone if you can't forgive them, and then forge it.

We all have heard at times, "I'll forgive them, but I will not forget it"...God so loved us that he gave his son, his only son.

Let us feel his love and be accountable. Your light will shine brighter, and your love will perhaps light the way for someone else. When you might find that you cannot do something, breath a little prayer and ask God to help you.

Pastor Thomas, his wife, congregation invite you to visit us for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m. and Evening Service at 6 p.m.

Plenty of parking at 21 W. Pinckley St.

We are an independent Christian Church. All are welcome.

Carbon Baptist Church

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. We have had this ministry for 13 years. Please come and enjoy this time.

On. Jan. 24, the Youth group will be leaving from Kroger parking lot at 5:45 p.m. to see the movie "To Save a Life." If interested, please contact Pastor Chris.

On Jan. 23, the Youth group will be leaving from Pilot Station at I-70 at 2:30 p.m. to go to Winter Jam. Bands include Third Day and many others. Cost is $10 per person.

Hope everyone has a great week. Come and pay us a visit.

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.

Join us for 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning worship as we explore what it might have been like to know Jesus as he was growing up.

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, on the lower level of the church.

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

Carbon United Methodist Church

Think Spring! We weathered this past January cold spell in pretty good shape. But winter is not over yet.

Actually, as cold and snowy as it was, all the old regulars turned managed to get to church ... and a few new folks besides!

And everyone seemed quite happy that they had made the effort after all. The church was warm, the smiles were big, the hugs were tight, our folks were happily counting their blessings. It was great! It revived us for the coming week.

Next Sunday, we will have a pitch-in soup and sandwich lunch right after church followed by our annual planning meeting. I've heard that there will be several kinds of soup specialties, and I know the sandwiches will be good, so it should be a good time. It's always a good time when we all get together, however.

The Food Share program will be on Saturday, Jan. 30, this month. This is later than usual. I want to thank all the people from our church who have turned out to help with this worthwhile project. For a while, the help was getting pretty sparse, but recently there's been plenty...and it makes it so much easier. Thank you, folks!

During this bad weather, keep an eye out for all your neighbors....and perhaps those who are not necessarily your neighbors, but who might need help. I know that during that bad, bad weather last week, all our neighbors checked in with us to see if we were all right or needed anything. Their concern meant so much to us.

If you want to warm your heart along with your body, come to church Sunday. Ours starts at 10:30 a.m. It will make you feel good all week!

Eastside Christian Church

Hello again from Eastside Christian Church. Due to the weather we were few in numbers, but our spirits were high. Millie was missed, but we sang acappella again led by Dave. We look forward to Millie's return. The retirement celebration for Charlotte and June was put on hold, but we want to wish them the best.

We have a praise report for the Witaker family. God is good. It was also good to see Red back with us.

We want to keep the Englunds in our prayers. They will be going on a relief mission trip to India. Also, the Penningtons will be heading back to Africa. Also remember our shut-ins, those that can't get out due to the weather, our church and especially our military men and women.

Our church leaders and any members who wish to attend will be meeting again this morning at 9 a.m. There last meeting went so well, that they were inspired to have another. God is definitely working in our church.

If you are not attending church anywhere else, we would like to invite you to come worship with us. Our services are casual, but our main goal is to give glory and praise to our Lord.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church

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

Email for the parish office can be sent to annunication-church@msn.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 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. http://mysite.verizon.net/resolhio/annun...

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

The Buildings and Grounds Committee along with a representative from the Archdiocese and the Contractor we have been using along with two gentlemen from the Parish Council met to try to see what projects need to be done and the cost of each and how we should prioritize them. Our number one priority is to do what it takes to get the church maintenance done. That includes, but is not limited to, getting the drainage problem taken care of, removal of some asbestos in the basement, changing the ventilation under the church, painting the walls and putting down new carpet, restoring the Annunciation window, widening the side door to make it wheel chair accessible. Our problem now is stretching the funds to fit the projects.

In the very near future we are going to replace two more windows in the parish center basement. The Lady Knights are working on this project. The Knights of Columbus recently gave money for two windows. If anyone would like to contribute to this it would be welcomed. The cost of each window is about $250.

Lent will be upon us before we know it. Once again the Lady Knights are planning on having a soup and bread dinner every Friday after the Stations of the Cross. The Knights of Columbus are planning on one or two fish fries during lent also. The Stations of the Cross are a stark reminder of what Easter is all about. If you haven't been for a while then you should come and join us at least once during Lent. Remember Ash Wednesday is Feb. 17 this year.

We are going to start a monthly drawing for $100. Each week we will keep the raffle tickets and put them in a big pot, at the end of the month we will draw from these tickets to see who will win the $100. You must be present to win. So, keep your tickets for a chance to win. Our first drawing will be Jan. 31.

If attendance is 50 or less the payout for regular bingo will be $50. If attendance is 51-99, the payout will be $70 and if the attendance is 100 or more then the payout will be $100.

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.

Small jackpot is $125 and the large jackpot is $1,000 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-$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. Speed games start at 6 p.m. each and every Sunday. 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 with a lighted parking lot.



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