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Church News

Friday, February 5, 2010

Carbon United Methodist Church

Time is passing. The groundhog has come and gone, and Valentine's Day will soon be here. We drove up to the lake last week and there was a sign advertising the Mansfield Mushroom Festival already! But the Maple Syrup Festival will come first. I don't feel that I have even changed from my 2009 calendar yet!

The youth of the church have invited everyone to a Valentine's Day Dinner of Sunday, Feb. 14 (of course). Quite a few have already signed up to attend, so it should be a great time.

It is great that the youth are doing this for us. Be sure to sign up and come. It will be at 5 p.m.

The monthly church board meeting will be a week later this month. Instead of being on Feb. 15, it will be on Feb. 22. It would be great to have all those who attended our yearly planning session to attend the board meetings also. That is a good way to know what is happening behind the scenes. To some, church is an hour spent on Sunday morning. But there is a lot of background work that has to take place to keep the Sunday morning hour running smoothly. It would also be great to have imput at the board meetings from others.

If you have not signed up to be a greeter or an usher for the year--or a hostess for the Believers--please do so this coming Sunday.

We had a small miracle happen this past Sunday. Before church, our treasurer told only the pastor that we needed $699 to meet all our expenses for the month of January. After church, when the treasurer counted the offering and put it up on the bulletin board, it came to exactly $699. Now, mark that one off to coincidence!

Join us for church Sunday. Worship is at 10:30 a.m.

Brazil First United Methodist Church

Jerry Morgan, Rex Bedwell, Carver Rose, Keith Bowers, Greg Runyon, Jim Rupp, Richard Atkins and Janet Atkins recently helped the continued effort of Hurricane Katrina Recovery in Mississippi.

They will be sharing about their trip as part of Faith Promises Sunday.

Pastor Tony Alstott will give the message, entitled, "Share," based on Hebrews 13. We will be collecting items for health kits to be sent to Haiti.

Contemporary worship begins at 11 a.m. Traditional worship begins at 9 a.m. The church is located at 201 N. Meridian St., Brazil. Sunday School is available for all ages at 10:10 a.m. Nursery care is provided.

After worship, we will have our Souper Bowl Luncheon to raise money for mission. Our local Soup Kitchen serves free meals on Wednesdays, at 4:30 p.m.

"God is Closer Than You Think," is our next small group experience that begins Feb. 21.

Community Christian counseling presents "Ballet Magnificent! Deliver Us!" Monday, Feb. 8, at Maryland Community Church in Terre Haute. Tickets may be purchased through Open Door Bookstore behind Honey Creek Mall.

Habitat for Humanity will dedicate its newest home Feb. 13, at 1 p.m., at 1008 S. Lankford St., Clay City.

We are accepting applications for a Children's Director. See our Help Wanted ad in The Brazil Times.

More information is on our website at brazilfirstumc.org.

Harmony United Methodist Church

Who knows the trade better than a professional? Want your roof repaired? See a roofer. Need your plumbing fixed? See a plumber. Want to catch a boat-load of fish? See a CARPENTER?!? No wonder the professional fishermen were so amazed at Jesus! He accomplished a feat that was impossible! And if he could attract that many fish in the waters that they had already been fished.... what could he do with the lives of the people who were ready for a savior! This Sunday we look at Luke's account of the calling of the first disciples and how he transformed their mission in life from gathering fish to bringing people too know the Lord.

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 US 40 and 2nd Street in Seelyville, one block east of the stoplight.

Join us for 9:30 Sunday morning worship as we learn to listen to, believe, and act upon the teachings of Jesus. 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. Our monthly scrapbooking group meets this afternoon at 1 p.m. Rookies and experienced alike are welcome to join in on the scrapping fun.

February Share Food orders can be placed through the church office through Feb. 11.

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

Eastside Christian Church

This will be the last week for ordering Angel Food. Orders need to be turned in by Feb. 14. Lorie will be at the church Thursday evening from 4-6 p.m. to take orders. If you need to make other arrangements, please feel free to call 812-448-1030.

Although it will be good to have Millie back at the organ, we once again want to thank Tim Hereck for filling in for her. He and his family will be missed. We hope they will visit with us again.

We want to continue to pray for those in our congregation who are having difficulties. Avila is spending some rehabilitation time in a nursing home in Terre Haute. Thelma's daughter, Marilyn had surgery and is doing well, but has more to go through, so we need to keep her in our prayers. We also want to keep Steve Clark in our prayers, along with those of our family who are in nursing homes.

Pastor Bill is presenting some powerful messages. If you haven't been attending, we want to invite you to come be with us. If you have special plans for the Super Bowl tomorrow, the best way to start the day is to be in church.

Go Colts!!!!

Otter Creek Christian Church

What cool weather we're having, I'm not meaning good cool, guess the old saying is right if you don't like the weather in Indiana stick around a few minutes and it will change. But don't complain cause this is the day the Lord has made and I need to rejoice and be glad in it.

Pastor Steve and the congregation of Otter Creek Christian Church would like to take this opportunity to welcome anyone who is new to the area or searching for a place of christian fellowship and worship to join us this Sunday. We're located at 6299 N. Crow Street, Brazil, In. Our services are as follows:

* Friday 10 a.m. Ladies Bible Study 12660 E. Grotto Road ( canceled if schools are closed due to weather)

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

* Sunday 10:40 a.m. Worship Service

Someone is usually at the church by 9:15 a.m. the numbers you can call for information are as follows church 812-446-5300; Parsonage 812-446-4007;

Pastor Steve's cell after 4 p.m. 812-249-3309; or Sandy at 443-6007.

We keep searching for understanding through various means and never seem to find it because we are trusting in our own minds and the earthly meaning of understanding, however the Bible tells us in Proverbs 3:5-8 to "Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes; fear the LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones."

Peace in our world will never come until we put Jesus at the center of the discussions, until we follow through on the words from this section of scripture and answer the call to become "Holy as He is Holy." We can only do this through the blood of the lamb of God.

We've seen some mighty miracles this last couple of weeks who do you think were responsible for them? Jehovah God, The Great I AM, The Alpha and Omega, is the only one I know of with enough power to keep a people, from small children to eighty years old, going until help arrived. Yes, the LORD was working to show us we can and should work together to help others. You can see what can take place in small places when everyone works together and doesn't take the credit just gives God the Glory.

Pray for those in need and those you know who are in poor health, also pray for our armed forces no matter where they're at.

May God be in your heart as you go about your daily routine, pick up the phone and give someone a call of encouragement. Til next time.

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Ken Thomas opened services with Peg Parksey singing beautifully "God on the Mountain," as only Peg can sing.

What a beautiful day for a song with inspiration. Pastor Thomas brought forth two light bulbs with one burned out and one that would light up brightly. If your light is dim or burned out, you need to seek God for when you fall down, only two things can take place. You can stay down or get up and carry on. No man can serve two masters. Get up, seek God's help and your bulb will shine brightly forth for all to see that you are striving with God.

You will be watched by everyone, some will comment that you appear to be a changed person. But if you stumble on and do as before, it will appear that you are just one of the old boys, with your light on dim.

Even Moses traveled through the desert twice. The first time, seeking and the second time with God.

Be a source of light. Show the way for others might see and follow.

Closing the services with "If You Will Lead, I Will Follow," Pastor Ken invites everyone young and older to visit our church for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., and morning worship at 10:30. Evening services at 6 p.m.

We are located at 21 W. Pinckley St., Brazil.

First Baptist Church

First Baptist has cancelled the Valentine Dinner scheduled for tonight due to weather and road condition predictions. But, we are looking forward to gathering for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.

Sunday will be a day to celebrate communion at the 10:30 a.m. service. Sharon Anderson will be in the nursery and Stacey Thompson will take the Spirit Kids to their program from the sanctuary.

There will be a Youth/Parent luncheon immediately following morning worship.

Sunday evening programs begin at 4:40 p.m. this week with a monthly AWANA committee meeting. It is hoped all leaders and helpers can attend. The regular programs begin at 5:30 p.m. for AWANA and Youth. This is a strong Bible-based program enjoyed by all.

Adults meet in the sanctuary at 6 p.m. for songs selected by the congregation and Bible Study.

Wednesday is the Mid-Week Bible Study which meets at 12:15 p.m. We are studying Ruth 3-4 this week. This is a casual session in the fellowship room with the lesson lead by Pastor Mark.

Wednesday evening, Feb. 10, is the monthly business meeting. All members are encouraged to attend.

All women are invited to attend the American Baptist Women meeting Thursday at noon.

Thursday evening at 7 p.m. THE ROCK will gather in the sanctuary. All children meet in the Christian Education Unit for KIDMO.

The busy week ends with a Youth Retreat beginning Saturday. Come Sunday for the Youth/Parent Luncheon and/or the Sunday evening program for details.

As teens and adults we have a lot of obligations and responsibilities to our families and fellow citizens. Our first priority needs to be to God. We each need help keeping up with it all. Make time to study and worship.

See you Sunday!

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church

Pastor: 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 am., 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, 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.


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 are having a bake sale on Feb. 13-14 after each mass. Proceeds from the sale will go to repairs in our parish.

The Lady Knights will also host an indoor yard sale at Kennedys Crossing Bingo Hall, Sat, Feb. 27 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Breakfast will be available.

All proceeds benefit Lady Knights projects. At this time there are no tables available and Martha has a waiting list so there should be a lot of bargains. I am going to work at the sale just so I can get an early look at what is there.

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.

If all went well on Thursday afternoon the window of the Annunciation has been removed and taken to be repaired. The gaping hole left by the window has temporarily been boarded up.

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. Our next bingo will be on Feb. 14. I know it is Valentine's Day so all regular will be no-split, does not include large or small jackpot, speed, early bird, bonanza or winner-take-all games.

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.

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 Baptist Church

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 TV, Madden Tournament, cornhole tournament and prizes. Good food and speaker during halftime.

On Saturday, Feb. 13, at 6 p.m., we will have our annual Valentine dinner and auction. Please bring one item for the 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 the Appalachian Mountains in South Carolina. They will prepare homes and do other missionary projects.

The dates are March 20-26.

The church is starting a new membership class for all of our new members. It will be March 7 and March 14, at 9:30 a.m., during Sunday school hour. We encourage them all to attend. The instructor will be Mitch Whitaker.

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

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