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Friday, January 22, 2010

Little Historic Church at Carbon

Due to the snow that we had on Jan. 8, 2010, the first program of the new year had to be cancelled. We have rescheduled the program at The Little Historic Church at Carbon for Friday, Jan. 29, 2010. Pitch in dinner will be at 6 p.m., with program starting at 7 p.m. performance will be by For Heaven's Sake.

We are all looking forward to another year of good food, fellowship and performances by the many local talents that we have in and around our community. Please come and help us get the new year off to a "bang".

First Christian Church

This Sunday, Jan. 24, as we continue our journey through the Bible, our pastor, Bob Witte, will be speaking about Noah and the ark. How amazing it is what God did with an obedient heart, some wood and water!

Weekidz, for birth through pre-school will be available during both the 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services.

For children K-5th grade, Friend Zone, which is a Bible study time designed for each specific age group, is at 9 a.m., and Kid Zone, a worship service designed for kids, will be at 10:30 a.m.

There will be Reel Worship at the Walnut Theater for middle school and high school ages at 9 a.m., and then Bible Study's at 10:30 a.m., also at the Walnut Theater.

More information about First Christian Church and Cornerstone Christian School is on the church's web site, fccbrazil.org.

Carbon United Methodist Church

The snow has gone! But, oh, the fog. Hasn't this past week of fog and dreary, misty weather worn you down? If I were a bear, I would be hibernating. If I were a goose, I would be flapping my wings south. But here I am, looking out the window at a quiet, almost dead neighborhood. Not even the dogs are barking. Is this "cabin fever"? But the seed catalogs are tumbling out of the mailbox and the happy boles are piling up dirt mounds in the front yard. Even in the dead of winter (I now know why it is called that) there are signs of the coming spring. I am beginning to get the itch to plant flowers and clean up the yard. As much as I hate it, I am beginning to get a nudge toward cleaning house. I am beginning to look forward to the future. Thank You, God, for giving us this down time each year to prepare for the up times You have also promised us. We know that in Your world, the seasons will come and go. We know that we can look forward to spring and summer and fall with confidence and faith. Thank You.

Speaking of looking forward, this Sunday after church, we will be having a pitch-in soup and sandwich lunch followed by a planning session for the year so that our church to look forward into the new year. What will be the task of our church to further the work of God for this coming year? We can plan things to reach out to others, to share our love of God, to further our faith in Jesus Christ, to bring others to Him. Will we be successful? We will never know.

The reaching out is our job, but it is God who brings new folks into His fold. We can prepare the way, but it is God who saves them. We pray that we are up to the task that God has given us.

The Believers met Wednesday evening for their yearly planning session, too. These women are always ready in the background to pitch in and help facilitate any church activity that is in the making. We hope other women will join the group to help out.

The Youth will meet Sunday evening. Gather all your friends up and join this bunch of great kids. You can't go wrong!

Start the new year right. Come to God's House. Give God the thanks you feel. Ask God for help with your problems. The doors are open at 9:30 a.m. for Sunday School. Worship starts at 10:30 a.m.

Be there!

Knightsville United Methodist Church

Knightsville United Methodist Church is offering Zumba Fitness Classes with a certified Zumba Instructor and ZIN member Diana Aselage, every Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and Sundays at 5:30 p.m.

A $3 donation is accepted.

For more information, call Pastor Scott at 812-446-6683.

Eastside Christian Church

Greetings from Eastside Christian Church. We just want to remind you that if you ordered Angel Food, today is pickup day at the church between 10-11 a.m. this morning.

Let us all say a prayer for those in Haiti. If you have not helped in some way, maybe you would like to send a donation. Even a dollar will go a long way at this time.

We also want to pray for those in our church and community who are having difficuties. Prayer does help. If you do not have God in your life, this may be the time that you need to find Him. If we can be of help in any way, please feel free to contact the church and let us know. The number to call is 812-448-1500.

We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to be with us tomorrow. Our Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. and our worship service is at 10:30 a.m. If you are not attending anywhere else, please come be with us. We look forward to seeing you. God is the only way.

Otter Creek Christian Church

What a mixture we've had this week God sure knows how to surprise us. Our mission should we dare take it is to give thanks for all things---yes the snow & ice as well as the sun and warmth.

This week while talking with a young woman, I became aware that some people have no one to trust and that has even gone into their relationship with God. No matter what, the world tells us there is a God and He is alive and still in control. If not we'd be getting exactly what we deserve, He's never forsaken us even though sometimes it feels like it. This is a time for faith and hope.

"Faith [according to Hebrews 11: 1] is the substance (confidence) of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." If you see something happening you don't need faith or hope because you can see results.

"O ye of little faith," Jesus said this many times and most of them were to the disciples, we're no better than they were, if we say we're Christian and doubt we are

"Of little faith". This week let us put our faith to work trusting God to do His part and for us to do our part---quit questioning Him who, what, when, where and why things are happening just know "All things work together for the good of those who love the Lord and called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28

We invite you to attend our church if you have no church home. Otter Creek Church is located at 6299 N. Crow Street, Brazil. If you need directions contact us at 812-446-4007. Please leave message or Pastor Steve Brattain after 4 p. m. at 812-249-3309.

Please pray for the people involved in the earthquake last week and if there is anyway you can help please do so. Also be in prayer for our troops, no matter where they are serving, our government officials local, state and national.

Lastly pray for preachers who will not be afraid to preach the Word of God the way it needs to be and for families who are not afraid to stand on the word of God.

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 a.m.

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.

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 pm., Sunday 8:30 am., and 12:30 pm., Tuesday 5:30 pm., 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 am.

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.


Last week I spoke of the various projects around the church and parish center and as part of one of the projects the Sacred Heart of Jesus statue was removed from above the altar. The statue now resides at the right side of the altar. The statue had to be removed prior to starting the project of uncovering the window.

Once we uncover the window, it will be removed and taken to be restored. It will then be replaced and left open for all to see. Although the written history of the church doesn't tell us, it is thought that the window which depicts the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary was installed when the church was built, around 1881.

According to legend, the window was covered over and the statue was put in place sometime in the 1920's. This was to accommodate an influential family who donated the statue to the church.

The statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus will soon be repainted and should look better than it has in years.

We now have some bad news to share. Asbestos has been found in the church basement. While there is no danger of asbestos pollution for people attending mass, the law does say that the asbestos must be completely removed.

Martha is working with the Parish Council, the environmental agency and the asbestos abatement people to get this resolved as quickly as possible. Until cleanup has been completed no one will be allowed into the basement of the church.

Bingo News

We have started 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 and have a chance to win. Our first drawing will be Jan. 31.

Bingo every Sunday evening at Kennedy Crossing. We are smoke-free. Packages start as low a $17. 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.

First Baptist Church

How about donuts with your coffee, juice or milk? Sunday morning is Donut/Fellowship Sunday at FBC. They will be available at 8:45 a.m., until Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m. Teachers for all classes have prepared and are ready to share the scripture messages.

Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. The American Baptist theme this year is "1,010 in 2010". That's 1,010 salvations; 1,010 persons changing their identity--being born again!

Marietta Martin will be in the nursery. Spirit Kids will leave the sanctuary with Janet Emmert.

Sunday evening activities begin at 5:30 p.m., with AWANA and Youth. This is an energizing and uplifting time of study and fellowship. They are filling their spiritual banks with God's Word, God's promises, and God's expectations. If you are coming to these programs for the first time, you will be assisted in filling out some paperwork so we can better provide for your child's program and safety.

The adults not working with the young people are invited upstairs for singing and Bible study. Choir practice will follow the services.

Mid-Week Bible Study meets Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. The events in Judges are exciting and real-life experiences you will want to learn or better understand. If you are not able to attend, these lessons are downloadable so that in three years, you will not only have read through the Bible but will have directed study. But, it is always better when you can be part of the discussion and listening.

Wednesday evening at 7 p.m., the Deacons and Pastor will meet.

THE ROCK meets at 7 p.m., on Thursday evening. This is an opportunity to sing contemporary Christian music and also hear a message that has very possibly been God-given just for you.

Next Sunday, Jan. 31, we will have a Mission Dinner immediately after morning worship.

Last Sunday Pastor Mark said, "Remember who you are talking to when you make excuses to God ... The only approval you really need is the approval of God."

You can seek God and find Him anywhere, but church, there's no better place.

See you Sunday!

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Ken Thomas asked the congregation "Just what is the will of God?" Adding that God's will is for us to love and care for each other.

A true Christian being looked at by a sinner, will say or think, "Wow! Many times wishing they had some that Godly love."

Brother Ken says the Bible tells us "There is a time to laugh, a time to cry, adding that Christians hurt too and just sometimes they don't feel all that love of God." We can't deny it, it just happens and they can cry for themselves, you and others.

Whatever you do or don't do, do as to the Lord. We are called to serve, how long must that be? You might not have the time, the money, but you can pray.

The Bible tells us that we should serve til Jesus comes again. If you sometimes get tired of serving, remember and accept your responsibility.

God is the most important person in his church, and you are second.

The church is built for saints and sinners alike. It would be great if everyone was a saint. Hypocrites, back-biters, thieves, murders, and the like all gone and everyone loves and cares as God commands. Jesus says, "Work for the night is coming."

Pastor Thomas asks us to pray for our sick daily.

Our services are Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and Morning Service at 10:30 a.m. with the Evening Service at 6 p.m.

We are undenominational Christians and invite one and all to our services. Plenty of parking, a cry room for children, and friendly folks at 21 W. Pinckley St.

Come and enjoy with us.

Carbon Baptist Church

This Sunday, the Youth group will be going to Terre Haute to see the movie "To Save A Life." They will be leaving from the Kroger parking lot at 5:30 p.m. and the Pilot station at 5:45 p.m.

Today the Youth group will be leaving the Pilot station at 2:30 p.m. to go to Winter Jam. Bands will include Third Day and many more. Cost is $10.

This Tuesday, Jan. 26 will be our Ladies Ministry meeting at the home of Carrol Evans.

Have a good week and pay us a visit.

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