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CHURCH NEWS

Friday, January 29, 2010

First Christian Church

This Sunday, Jan. 31, as we continue our journey through the Bible, our pastor, Bob Witte, will be speaking about Abraham and Isaac.

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.

Otter Creek Christian Church

We want to invite you to our church at 6299 N. Crow Street, Brazil, In. Our services are as follows:

Friday 10 a.m. Ladies Bible Study at 12660 E. Grotto Rd. (Left at road back of Northview) during winter if schools are closed no study

Sunday 9:30 a.m. Bible Study (age appropriate classes)

Sunday 10:40 a. m. Worship Service

There is usually someone at church by 9:15 a.m. each week if you need prayer or directions to our location the number is 812-446-5300. To reach our Pastor you may call after 4 p.m. week nights at 812-249-3309 or 812-446-4007(my wife's at home til 11 a.m.) Get the machine, please leave a message and we'll return your call as soon as possible. Or Tuesday thru Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. call 812-443-6007 and she'll take message or try to help you.

As we watch and listen to the news it seems disaster is all around us and we look to mankind to take care of the problems. Most, of what has happened within our lifetime, are a direct result of the misuse of our precious surroundings and the wonderful things God has allowed us to accomplish. We then think "we're self made men and women" hang on who do you think made you so intricately? As I look at the life I have today, there is no way I could have produced it on my own.

Psalm 108:12-13 says "Give us help from trouble: for VAIN IS THE HELP OF MAN. V13 Through God we shall to valiantly; for he it is that shall tread down our enemies."

Always remember to give God the glory both in Good and Bad situations. Romans 8:28 says "Knowing this the all things work together for good to who love the Lord and are called according to His Purpose."

Hope to see you at our next meeting or if you have a church home please support your Pastor and for Sunday dinner please don't have "Roast Preacher." If you have a problem in your church, the Bible has guidelines as to how to solve it, USE THEM.

Prayer is needed for our world as we know it and as God wants it to be. Every week I ask you to pray for others, sometimes we need to pray for insight as to what we would be able to do to change a situation. Continue to Pray without ceasing.

May God be with you during the coming week.

Community Missionary

Pastor Ken Thomas opened with prayer and announcements, following the special "You will always be a child in my eyes," read by Mrs. Sandra Jenkins.

Brother Thomas opened with "What If," followed by readings of several instances whereby "Faith" was tested and the healing process of belief took place. An excerpt is as follows:

It took faith for the blind man to believe, for the leper to believe, for the man that was bedfast and couldn't walk; for they had faith that Jesus could do all things for faith is the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not seen,

Lazarus Lay in his tomb four day and all thought he was dead, as even Jesus had actually said "Lazarus is Dead," and after praying to the Father, Jesus thanked him for healing his prayer and declared in a loud voice, "Lazarus Come Forth."

And Lazarus did come out of his tomb, and it is said many believed.

Pastor Thomas concluded with the story of the Tea Cup; discussing how it's molded, pounded, shaped, tempered, colored and placed on the shelf.

Services were closed with Travis Terrell singing "His Eye is on the Sparrow" and prayer.

Visitors are invited to Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship at 10:30 a.m. They are also encouraged to attend evening services at 6 p.m. We provide ample parking and a cry room. All ages are welcome.

If you don't have a church, try us and meet friendly people.

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 Sunday morning worship as we ask ourselves what practices help us embody the love Paul describes in 1 Cor 13. A time of fellowship follows worship with Sunday School for all ages beginning at 10:45. Nursery care is provided beginning at 9:15 a.m.

January Share Food orders can be picked up from 8:30-10:30 a.m. this morning in Fellowship Hall 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 Baptist Church

Hello from Carbon Baptist Church.

We have a new cell group starting Wednesday, Jan. 27, at 7 p.m., at the home of Mitch and Jamy Whitaker. They will be starting an in-depth study on the book of Revelation. Kids are welcome.

Sunday, Feb., 7, at 6 p.m., in the fellowship hall, will be the Super Bowl party. There will be a cover charge of $2, to go toward the high school mission trip and the college mission trip. Big screen television, Madden tournament, corn hole tournament and prizes will be available. Good food and speaker during halftime.

On Saturday, Feb. 13, at 6 p.m., we will have our annual Valentine dinner and auction. Bring one item for auction. It will be a freewill offering. Everyone is invited to attend.

Pastor Chris Lee will have a college mission trip March 8-14. They will be going to Panama City for Beach Reach. They will be reaching out to the people on the streets who are homeless. Pastor Chris Lee will also be taking the high school mission trip to be announced later.

Please come and visit our church. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m., and worship service starts at 10:30, with Pastor Howard Hughes.

Eastside Christian Church

It is Angel Food ordering time again at Eastside Christian Church. We will be taking orders at the church on the evenings of Feb. 4 and Feb. 11 from 4-6 p.m.. If you need to make other arrangements, please call 812-448-1030. Orders must be placed by Feb. 14, and distribution day will be the 27th.

We want to thank Tim Hereck for filling in for Millie on the piano and the organ. Millie is getting along pretty good and hopes to be back the first Sunday in February. Her p laying is missed, but Tim does a great job.

Board meeting will be next Thursday at 7 p.m. We pray that the weather will cooperate and let us have it.

Our prayers go out to the Grimes family on the loss of their loved one. We also want to continue to pray for those in Haiti and also for the families who lost loved ones on the plane that went into the Mediterranean Sea last week. You never know when your time will come, so it is best to accept Jesus as your personal Savior, so that you will be able to be in Heaven with Him.

An organizational meeting for Vacation Bible School was held immediately following our worship service last Sunday. It will be held June 6-11. More info will be given later on. If you wish to help in any way, please let Jayme know.

If you are not attending church anywhere else, we would like to invite you to come be with us. We want everyone to know that Jesus's way is the only way. Won't you come and let us help you to live the way Jesus wants all of us to live. We are looking forward to seeing you.

First Baptist Church

Have you counted your DVDs, VHS, CDs, even 8-tracks, cassettes, etc? The Mission Committee has challenged us to give 5 cents for each toward the America ForChrist Offering. Of course you can give any amount. We are looking forward to next week's fun challenge.

This Sunday is our Fifth Sunday Mission Dinner. This will follow morning worship. A free-will offering will be accepted for the spaghetti dinner and a bountiful dessert table.

Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. with classes for all ages. With this cold weather, remember there is a west entrance portico to let your passengers off. Coffee is always ready.

Morning worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Marcia Davis will be in the nursery. Steve Griffin will take the Spirit Kids from the sanctuary for their program.

AWANA and Youth begin at 5:30 p.m. There are organized, well-supervised Christian programs for your children ages two through high school. Along with lessons, singing, games, and recognition for memory work, an evening meal is served. The teens enjoy their fellowship & study time in their large meeting room with Stephanie Plummer.

Tuesday, Feb 2 will be meetings at 6 p.m. for committees and 7 p.m. for Coordinating Team. You are always welcome to participate with the chairpersons at the Team meeting.

The Mid-Week Bible Study meets at 12:15. We are studying Ruth this week. Newcomers are always welcome to meet with us in the Fellowship Room.

THE ROCK worship program meets Thursday at 7 p.m. Last week we had a full house and we look forward to another good turnout this week. This is an opportunity for those unable to attend on Sunday and for those who want to come together again for praise and worship. There is a highly acclaimed children's multi-media program that meets simultaneously.

Long after international relief organizations have left Haiti, the missionaries and church support will still be there. Along with food, shelter, education and critical medical care, church affiliated missions offer the Good News of Jesus Christ, sharing the gospel through each and every ministry. Remember those in the Haiti mission. AB missionaries there now are Steve & Nancy James, Kristy Engel, Ketly & Vital Pierre & Madeline Lopez. they are leading medical and relief teams. American Baptists have already given $65,000 through the One Great Hour of Sharing. You can give through the local church or www.inter-nationalministries.org. This week Rev. Paul and Joyce Scott of Orleans, IN, former missionaries to Haiti, arrived to assist.

Do you really need to hear and study God's Word? There is power, healing, direction and freedom through the Word.

See you Sunday!

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church

Pastor: Father Harold W. Rightor II;

Father's email: revhwr@juno.com

Email for the parish office can be sent to annunicationchurch@msn.com.

Website: http://mysite.verizon.net/resolhio/annun...

Phone: 448-1901.

Mass schedule: Saturday 6:30 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m., and 12:30 pm., Tuesday 5:30 p.m., Wednesday 9 am., 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.

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 next Knights of Columbus breakfast will be Sunday, Feb. 7 after 8:30 a.m. mass. We will again have pancakes, sausage, hash browns and egg casserole on the menu. Please come join us. The food is always good and so is the company.

The Lady Knights will be hosting an indoor yard sale at Kennedys Crossing Bingo Hall, Sat, Feb. 27 from 8 a.m. -1 p.m. Tables are available for $10 each.

Call Martha Tempel at 443-7552 for table reservation. Breakfast will be available. All proceeds benefit Lady Knights projects.

We will soon have a few more new windows in the Parish Center. We need to get the windows in Father's office replaced. His office is always cold. The Lady Knights and the Knights of Columbus are buying some of the windows. Contributions will be accepted.

Let us remember all of the people in Haiti who lost their lives and those who remain, but lost relatives and all of their possessions.

Bingo News

There will be no bingo on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7. We were having a hard time finding enough volunteers to work that day and we were going to be down in attendance also.

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.

Carbon United Methodist Church

Winter returned with a vengeance this past week, but really, it is still only January. What can we expect?

Thank you God, for those awfully cold and blistery days. They help us enjoy the better days you give us.

The church people met after church last Sunday for a soup and sandwich lunch (with a lot of extras thrown in). It was fun enjoying a meal with everyone after being shut in most of last week.

After the meal, the group met to plan the year's activities and get the dates, times, and leaders designated. It was really nice to have so many stay and participate. Those who did join in for the first time will understand more fully what it takes to carry out each activity as it comes up during the year.

We will continue our "Mugs For Missions" project to collect money for the Clay County Benevolent Society. So set your mugs in a conspicuous place at home and start dumping in extra change. When your mug is full, bring it to church and place it on the altar.

Starting March 14, there will be a monthly lunch and bible study session after church on the second Sunday of each month.

Pastor Rick will lead the first meeting, but after that, others are asked to volunteer each time.

We are very happy to have some new people attending church now, but we always welcome others any time. Sunday School is at 9:30 and Worship is at 10:30.

Hope to see you Sunday.



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