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Friday, February 19, 2010

Harmony United Methodist Church

This Sunday we will hear about Methodism in Liberia as Ann Newton shares about her recent trip to Africa as part of Operation Classroom. This will be a wonderful opportunity to see how God continues to work and build His Kingdom! Please come and share in the blessing!

A reminder that next Saturday, Feb 27, the Town and Country Christian Men will be sharing in their Saturday Morning Lenten Breakfasts leading to Easter. Breakfast on the 27th will be at Harmony UMC. Our guest speaker will be Jay Nicoson who will be sharing about Teen Challenge. All breakfasts start at 8 a.m., with food and fellowship and include a 20-30 minute program highlighting a local mission or service project. There is no cost for these meetings and everyone is welcome!

As always, Sunday Worship at Harmony UMC begins at 9 a.m. and Sunday School follows at 10:45 a.m.

Everyone is truly welcome! Come and join us!

Eastside Christian Church

It was good to see so many in church considering the weather. Some weren't able to get out and were missed. Dave was gone, and Ron did a good job filling in for him. We do appreciate him very much.

Our thanks go out to Jerry Buchholz for shoveling around the church.

Pastor's messages have been on the healthy body The topics so far have been The Church is the Body of Christ, Connect to our Head, Full of Breath Holy Spirit, Free from Infection {sin}, and last Sunday was Grows through Making Changes. Tomorrow's message will be Exercising in Faith.

There will be a short meeting following the worship service tomorrow concerning Vacation Bible School. Jayme would like as many as possible to stay who are willing to help with it.

Please mark March 5 on your calendars. That is the date for the SOS Faith Dessert Fund Raiser at North Clay Middle School from 7-9 p.m. Please let Mary I. or Sharon L. know if you can attend.

Our Friend Day, March 28, is fast approaching. Have you invited a friend yet? The group, Higher Calling, will be with us on that day, and there will be food following the service.

If you are not attending church anywhere else, we want to invite you to come be with us tomorrow. It is never to late to let God into your life. And your life will only get better if you let Him in. We look forward to seeing you.

Little Historic Church of Carbon

The Friday program is scheduled for Feb. 26. A pitch-in dinner will be at 6 p.m., and "Breaking Silence," the praise band from McKinley Hill Church of Christ will perform at 7 p.m.

Everyone is invited to come out and enjoy an evening of food and song.

Community Missionary Church

Carol Vanatti opened the services with congregational singing, "He The Pearly Gates Will Open," and Travis Terril and, "The King Is Coming."

Pastor Ken Thomas had prayer for sick and shut-ins and then asked the question, "Are you running from God, anyone?"

Then, he told of this fellow, "Jonah," whom kept running from God. And the more he ran from God, the more troubles he got in. He knew God wanted him to go preach to the Ninevites, his disobedience, and punishment.

Jonah reproved of God's mercy and his deliverance by his Prayer to God. Do you know when God gets after you to do something, he doesn't let up?

His people need always be mindful to follow his plan for our own God.

Jonah was afraid of the heathen, but God would protect him. When we call on God, he knows our needs, and to run from God's desires only gets us in trouble.

If you have a problem, are upset that things aren't going your way, talk with God.

Most times, the answer will come to you. Not always when you want it.

In God's time, and his way.

Thank Him for it and keep the faith.

"For every action, there is a reaction."

Pray and talk it out with the Lord.

Pastor Thomas invites every one whom doesn't have a church to visit us at 21 W. Pinckley St., Brazil. Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., and morning worship at 10:30. Ample parking and a cry room for small children and junior church.

First Christian Church

This Sunday, Feb. 21, as we continue our journey through the Bible, our special guest with "Walk Thru The Bible," Greg Carlson, will be speaking.

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.

Brazil First United Methodist Church

Pastor Tony Alstott begins the new sermon series, "God is Closer than you think," tomorrow during Sunday morning worship.

"This can be the greatest moment of your life because this moment is the place where you can meet God," John Ortberg said about the topic.

The Chancel Choir will sing, "Amazing," at the 9 a.m., traditional worship.

The praise band will lead the 11 a.m., contemporary worship.

"God is Closer than you think," is also a small group experience that begins Sunday, at 5:30 p.m.

A free meal is offered through our Soup Kitchen, which is every Wednesday, at 4:30 p.m. IHOP is serving free pancakes Tuesday, Feb. 23, to raise money for the Crisis Pregnancy Center.

Brazil's Serving on the Streets will have its annual Dessert Fundraiser Friday, March 5, at 7 p.m., at North Clay Middle School.

We are accepting applications for employment for a Children's Director. The deadline for applying is Feb. 26, 2010.

More information is on our website at brazilfirstumc.org.

Carbon Baptist Church

This morning is the Men's Prayer Breakfast at 7 a.m., in the fellowship hall. Please come and enjoy the fellowship and a very interesting speaker and also a wonderful free breakfast.

We help support the S.O.S. program in Brazil and want everyone to know about the Leap of Faith, it is a Dessert fundraiser and silent auction Friday, March 5, from 7-9 p.m., at the North Clay Middle School. Ray and Charlotte Chamberlain from our church have a host table and they would like to see it full.

This week, the Ladies Ministry will be meeting at the home of Gina Girton. The time is 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 23. This is a wonderful time for the ladies to fellowship and minister to one another.

Have a good week and come see us at Carbon Baptist Church.

When we are thankful for what we have, we want to share it with others.

Carbon United Methodist Church

Last Sunday, we had the nicest St. Valentine's Day dinner at the church.

It was prepared and hosted by our youth. The tables were beautifully decorated, the food was delicious, and they were superb hosts and hostesses.

Especially one 5-year-old who met each person at the door, "read" the menu from scribbles he had put into a small tablet, very graciously extended his arm and offered to take each person to his seat. All he needed was a white towel over one arm. What a delight! There were about 40 people present, which was really great for our little church, especially with the weather such as it was!

Speaking of weather, I don't know about you, but snow has ceased to be beautiful to me right now. I am very tired of it! But wasn't that frost beautiful last week! After this winter, they are going to have to do some high-powered convincing to make me believe in "global warming!"

The Town & Country United Christian Men will hold their first Lenten Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 20, at 8 a.m. This is the former Town & Country United Methodist Men, but the organization has expanded to include a number of men from different denominations. This first Lenten Breakfast will be here at Carbon United Methodist Church. Pat Egloff is head chef, so we know it will be good! We invite all men to come participate in the Lenten Breakfasts.

There will be a Board Meeting on Monday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. I hope we can all get around again by then.

The Youth will meet Sunday, Feb. 28 at 5 p.m. It was so good to see all of them at church last Sunday.

Surely we will all be able to get out and about by tomorrow. We hope you make the effort. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m., and Worship is at 10:30.

First Baptist Church

We in the United States have so much to be thankful for, but have you considered socks? We at First Baptist are now giving to the America For Christ Offering to support Christ-centered ministries that will transform lives across the United States and Puerto Rico.

This week's fun challenge is to give five cents for each pair of socks you have. You will probably be in for a surprise as well as get a chance to organize. An AFC Walk is scheduled for Saturday, March 13. Walkers will meet at the church at 9 a.m., go to Forest Park, and then return to the church for brunch. Walkers are getting sponsors now. If you would like to walk with this purpose, call the church at 448-8112.

Sunday morning at FB begins at 9:30 a.m., with Sunday school classes for all ages. The elevator is now available for your use. Someone will be available to help you if needed. Enter the church at the NE doors in front or from the drive-up canopy doors in back for access to the elevator.

Morning worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Courtney Plummer will be in the nursery. Deb Plummer, with Cody, will take the Spirit Kids to their program from the sanctuary. Pastor Mark will be continuing his message on the Holy Spirit.

Sunday evening begins with the Sr. High Youth at 4:30 p.m. AWANA and Jr. High Youth begin at 5:30 p.m. Many adults and youth are devoted to using the richness of God's Word for discipleship as well as providing nourishing food and physical activities.

All adults are welcome in the sanctuary for praise and study at 6 p.m.

Monday evening at 6 p.m. the nominating Committee will meet.

Wednesday, Feb. 24, the Midweek Bible Study will meet in the Fellowship Room. You are welcome to join us as we continue our study of 1 Samuel.

Wednesday evening the Music Committee will meet at 6 and the Deacons will meet at 7 p.m.

The number 40 is a special number in the Bible. It signifies preparation for something special: The rain lasted for 40 days in the mighty flood, Moses stayed on the Mount Sinai forty days, Jonah gave the people of Ninevah forty days to repent, and Jesus, before starting his ministry, spent forty days in the desert in prayer and fasting.

This is the 2nd Sunday of Lent (the 40 days and the Sundays leading up to the resurrection of Jesus)

Luke's Gospel says: 'Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the desert, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days, and at the end of them he was hungry.'

So, as in the Bible, Christians spend forty days in preparing themselves to rejoice at the resurrection of Jesus Christ at Easter.

See you in church!

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 are reminded that it's our capacity to name and confess our identity in God that enables us to resist temptation. 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.

February Share Food orders can be picked up 8:30-10:30 a.m., Saturday morning, Feb. 27, 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.

Center Point United Methodist Church

Mission Sunday is coming! It is our second annual Mission Sunday Event. We chose the first Sunday in March for the annual effort. So, that makes this year's date Sunday, March 7.

Starting at 2 p.m., we will host "Ride The Wind" in concert. At 3 p.m., we will have a Pie Auction that will include pies, cakes and other desserts, as well as homemade noodles and rolls.

At 4:30 p.m., a freewill-offering chili supper will take place in the family life center. Each part of the afternoon and evening will present you with an opportunity to support our mission effort by donating to the ministry of Serving on the Streets. Come for one part or for all three.

Each year we choose a mission focus. Last year we raised funds to support a mission trip to Mexico by four members of our congregation. This year we decided to support a local effort. Serving on the Streets of Brazil (Indiana) is a blessing to the children and parents touched by it. The workers involved with SOS have a vision of improving their ministry as they grow. We invite you to come be part of helping them grow.

Last year's mission event went very well. We had "soo many" comments on how much fun it was. The pie auction was a big highlight of the festivities. Chris Pell did a great job and contributed a lot to the fun. We are glad to welcome him back this year to conduct our auction. We invite you to come and join us for great music, great desserts, great chili and great fellowship.

Mark you calendar! Sunday, March 7, 2010. Center Point United Methodist Church, Center Point, Indiana.

Contact Cheryl at 835-2037 Monday thru Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or 835-2198 if you have any questions.

Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church

Greetings From Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church. Our Pastor is Dick McShanog

"We are all children of God, come and share in the Worship of our Father."

Sunday School classes for all ages is 9:30 a.m., with Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m.

Children's Church for ages up to third grade. This week's teachers are Cheryl, Matt and Caitlynn McKinney.

Awana Youth Clubs meet at 5 p.m., and Evening Worship is at 7 p.m.

Wednesday Night Bible Study is at 7 p.m.

If school is cancelled due to weather, there will be no meetings or service that day.

Our upcoming events:

S.O.S. Leap of Faith Dessert Fundraiser and Silent Auction will be March 5, at 7 p.m. Contact Pastor Dick or Dianna they are hosting at least one table. There is no charge for attending but please remember this is a fundraiser.

This past Sunday we were blessed with a "Masterpiece" picture on our way to church. Only God's hand could have painted that picture and I know it was enjoyed by many.

The Valentines Banquet was a success and a good time had by all.

We are located two miles north of U.S. 40 on the Knightsville Road or two miles east of SR 59 on Rio Grand Road.

For more information, call the church at 812-446-0531, or Dick McShanog at 812-448-2871.

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 annunicationchurch@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@hotmail.com. News must be submitted to me before Wednesday to get it in the paper on Saturday.


I updated the website with pictures of the stained glass window restoration. I think you will enjoy seeing the work in progress.

The Lady Knights will also host an indoor yard sale at Kennedys Crossing Bingo Hall, Saturday, Feb. 27 from 8 a.m. -1 p.m. Breakfast will be available. All proceeds benefit Lady Knights projects.

Work continues by Artisan's Art Glass on our window. It is really looking good. He said another 2-3 weeks and he should be done. We have to have some nice weather so that we can open up the window frame on the inside of the church then he can re-install the window for us.

The Brazil Times ran a nice story on the window this week and WTWO has shown some interest in running a story also.

I have to contact the people who are installing new windows in the parish center basement so that we can set up a time for them to come and do the installs on the windows that the Lady Knights have purchased.

Bingo News.

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.

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