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CHURCH NEWS

Friday, February 26, 2010

Pleasant Grove Church of Christ

Pleasant Grove Church of Christ will have Brother Wayne Fussell in revival March 7-14, nightly at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on March 7; and 3 p.m. on March 14.

For more information, call Bill Stallcop at 765-672-4545.

Terre Haute After 5

Terre Haute After 5 March dinner event will be Tuesday, March 16, from 6:30-8:15 p.m. at Saint Mary of the Woods Providence Center.

Cost is $14 inclusive.

"Hats off to Spring" will be presented. Wear a hat you made. Prizes for prettiest, funniest, best portrayed theme and largest. To top it off, Alyssa and Cassie Hood, Brazil will entertain with song.

Speaker is Marti Glade, Kankakee, Ill with "Life's Surprises."

Reservations can be made with Joretta at 812-877-9633 or cwcafter5@verizon.net

April 20 will be "Mission Clutter Control."

Brazil Bible Fellowship Church

God has been blessing us greatly. We continue to have 12-15 middle school and high school youth attending our youth group that meets on the second and fourth Sunday nights. We will be meeting again this Sunday at the Jackson Elementary School gym at 6-7:30 p.m. The time is divided between a Bible lesson time and recreation. Every teen is welcome to join us and we would love to have you.

This past Sunday we also had the privilege and delight of accepting two couples into the membership of the church after they shared their testimonies of when they trusted in Christ as their Savior from sin.

This year we have continued to have a section of Scripture each month that we quote together at the openings of the Worship Service. This month's verses are Habakkuk 2:17-19. The monthly song is Blessed Be Your Name. Whether life is full of blessings or trials, the Lord is still good and we are to bless Him.

Brazil Bible Fellowship Church is an independent church that believes in the inerrancy and inspiration of the Scriptures. We believe that God has revealed Himself to us through the written Word and that we, even though born in sin and fallen short of the glory of God, can be reconciled to Him through His Son Jesus Christ who died and paid sin's debt.

Not only has God provided the way of salvation through Christ but upon becoming a Christian, He also calls us and enables us to live the rest of our lives for Him and for His glory. The only way for that to become real in our lives is through discovering God through the Scriptures. For that reason we are committed to the study of the Bible and drawing the truths out of the text. We exist to share the message of salvation to those who want to know the way to God and to encourage the believer to grow and be faithful to Christ.

We invite you to visit us. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. for all ages. The Worship Service is at 11 a.m. You can learn more about our ministry by calling the church at 442-5008, emailing Pastor at pastor@brazilbible.org or visiting our website brazilbible.org.

We are located on South 59 directly across from the Clay County Fairgrounds.

Harmony United Methodist Church

It's great to watch the Olympics and see world-class athletes in action. They seem fearless and have an attitude that says "Bring It On!" Did you ever think about Jesus like that?

This week we will study the story of Jesus being warned by a group of Pharisees that his life was in danger. You might think that Jesus would thankful to them and heed their warning or that he might turn and go the other way from danger. On the contrary, Jesus tells them that he will continue to shake things up and will not be intimidated by anyone. He has a divine course of action and he will complete it! You didn't see that coming, did you?

Next Saturday, March 6, the Town and Country Christian Men's Breakfast will be at Epworth UMC. Our Guest speaker will be Chad Zaucha from the Brazil YMCA. Food and fellowship start at 8 a.m. 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!

Union United Methodist Church

What really happened in the Garden of Gethsemane? Who betrayed Jesus? Who really denied and deserted Him? What if there is a message in the story that we have missed? What if that message could lead us to a better understanding of the love of God for all people?

This Sunday, Union United Methodist Church will continue a special worship theme titled "24 Hours That Changed The World." Each Sunday, in worship beginning at 10:30 a.m., Rev. Andrew Charnstrom will lead worship through the season of Lent with a series of sermons based on the amazing twenty-four hour period that began with the Last Supper and ended with the crucifixion and death of Jesus; the final service, Easter Sunday (April 4) will celebrate the victory over death that is seen in the Resurrection.

Rev. Charnstrom's message this week is titled, "Naked, Into the Darkness," and looks at the real consequences of the disciples' failure to stand with Jesus when He was betrayed and arrested. The primary scripture reference for this message is from the Gospel of Mark, Chapter 14, verses 26-52.

Please, don't miss this sermon series, a life-changing message of the love of God in the life, suffering and death of Jesus, and of the Resurrection.

Each week will focus on a single event, from the meal Jesus shared with His Disciples to His death on the cross, culminating in His walk from the grave. Come join us this Sunday and each Sunday through Easter for a fresh new look at the last twenty-four hours of the earthly life of Jesus.

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 a.m. Sunday morning worship. Our relationship with Christ and one another must be deep to persevere in our mission to transform the world. 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 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.

First Christian Church

This Sunday, Feb. 28, we will be celebrating the paying off of the mortgage for our building during the 9 a.m. hour! Then at 10:30 a.m. we will have our worship service and our pastor, Bob Witte, will be speaking on the "Passover Principles".

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.

Blessings!

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.

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

Mass schedule: Saturday 6:30 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m., and 12:30 pm., 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.

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. Channel WTWO is doing some interviews this week for their story on our window.

Martha (Brown) Forsythe contacted us and she tells us that her great-grandfather was Abraham Turner. Abraham's daughter Martha Turner Glasgo was an organist for the church and her great-uncle Hubert, Abraham's son, also played the organ on occasion. Martha's great-grandmother Katie Turner was a long-time member of Annunciations. The Turner's resided at 103 S. Walnut for many years.

We still don't know anything about the others named on the side windows. If anyone knows anything about John Gallagher, E. Walsh, or E. Fahy please let us know.

The contractor is supposed to open up the window above the altar this week. With any luck it will be completed by the weekend.

The new windows for the Parish Center were installed on Monday. They sure look nice and I think it feels warmer in the basement now.

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.

Eastside Christian Church

What a beautiful Sunday we had. It was cold outside, but very warm inside.

Tomorrow is Angel Food pickup day, so don't forget to come to the church to pickup your order between 10-11 a.m. Please use the glass doors to enter, and remember to bring a container to hold your order. Thanks to all those who ordered.

Don and Ruth Roberts will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 27.

Charlie Lucas had a praise report about the Northview Bible Club. They had a fund raiser at Applebees to raise money for them to go to Ohio to do goodwill, and enough money was raised for all of the members to go. God is good. We also got a good report on Steve Clark from Liz. Our prayers are still with him.

Don't forget March 5, is the date of the SOS Faith Dessert Fund Raiser at North Clay Middle School from 7-9 p.m. We hope you plan to attend. Jennifer does such a wonderful job with the youth. We need to support the efforts of this program.

We want to keep all of our shut-ins in our prayers, and also, those having difficulties of any kind.

And we especially want to keep the Stultz families in our prayers on the loss of their loved one, Gregory Scott, who lost his life in the line of duty as a Marine. What a blessing it was to see so many turn out to see him brought back. We will never forget him. We also want to pray for Pastor Bill who will be having hip replacement surgery on March 8. We want to pray that God will be with the surgeon in this procedure.

Our Friend Day, March 28 is fast approaching. Have you invited someone to be with us that day? It will be a great day. There will special music, and a dinner will follow the service. We would like to invite anyone reading this article to attend. You will be blessed.

A short Vacation Bible School meeting was held immediately following the service last Sunday, and Jayme asked for more volunteers. If you can help in any way, please let her know.

The theme is going to be JOSEPH'S JOURNEY. Our VBS this year is going to be open to all ages. We hope that we will have parents and children both attend. Of course, we definitely want the kids to come. I can remember as a kid, I always looked forward to VBS. It is always lots of fun, and a good way to start off summer vacation. If you have any questions concerning VBS, please feel free to call the church and we will get back with you about it.

Last Sunday, Shane Hux came forward and gave his life to the Lord. Shane will be baptized this evening at the church. He wanted to wait to be baptized this evening, so that his daughter can be present. We are so happy to have Shane in our congregation and know he is willing to be a servant for the Lord. God bless you. And may we, as your brothers and sisters in Christ, be there for you.

We want to invite you to come be with us tomorrow. Great things in then name of the Lord are happening. Wouldn't you like to be part of it? It is never too late to come to the Lord.

And His Way is the only Way.

First Baptist Church

Valentine Dinner tonight at 6 p.m.! The earlier date was cancelled due to extreme weather conditions and we hope to gather tonight at First Baptist.

Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m. with classes for all ages. The new adult Lifeway study books will be available this Sunday. But if you want donuts with your coffee or juice, you need to come early. The continental breakfast is ready at 8:45 a.m. for Donut Sunday Fellowship time.

Morning worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Marcia Davis with Zachary will be in the nursery in the Christian Ed. unit to care for the little ones.

Rachelle Torbert with Hope will take the Spirit Kids to their class from the sanctuary. We will participate in Communion. Jesus said, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty."

Remember the elevator is available for your convenience.

Have you counted your skillets, pots and pans? You can give 10 cents per unit to the America For Christ Offering basket or use the envelopes in the pews.

The Senior High Youth with Stephanie Plummer starts out the evening programs at 4:30 p.m. AWANA and Jr. High Youth begin at 5:30. They all come together for the evening meal around 6 p.m.

All adults are invited to the evening service in the sanctuary at 6 p.m.

Tuesday at 6 p.m. the committees will meet. Coordinating Team gathers at 7 p.m. Chairpersons and any other interested persons meet for the Coordinating Team meeting.

The Mid-week Bible Study begins at 12:15 on Wednesday in the Fellowship Room. Newcomers are welcome at any time. We continue in 1 Samuel.

THE ROCK alternative contemporary service is Thursday at 7 p.m. The praise time is lead by guitarist, Walter Baldaufand Pastor Mark Thompson brings the message. Communion will be available this week. There is a nursery available and KIDMO for the children.

One of the secrets of a great relationship with God is to read what He's written to you, and that's the Bible. It's the world's all-time best-selling book and has helped more people with their lives than any other book. 2 Tim. 3:16 says "All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives." The Bible helps you see your life through His eyes. It's the only book God ever wrote, and he wrote it for you. When you read His Word, you're spending time with Him.

First Baptist offers a variety of opportunities to help you develop a personal relationship with God.

See you Sunday!

Otter Creek Christian Church

This is another day God has made and given us the gift of twenty-four hours to use to honor and glorify Him. What will we do with these precious hours? We don't have to do great things just the small things in this world sometimes mean a lot to someone else.

To some people you may be the only example of Christ that they see. As you interact with strangers, friends and family what will they think of Christ and Christians as a whole? Remember you are an example to someone whether you think so or not.

We must not be like the Pharisees and teachers Jesus spoke to answering their question he replied in Mark 7:6-8 "Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written:

" ' These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men.' You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to the traditions of men."

Is this the way God sees our services? Let's pray for the guidance of our heavenly Father to be pleasing to Him and not just to do lip service but heart service as well.

We invite those who are visiting in the area or are new to join us. Our services are simple and we honor God as we sing and pray as well as the sermon from Pastor Steve.

These are the meeting times and phone numbers where we can be reached or joined:

Otter Creek Christian Church 6299 N. Crow Street, Brazil.

Church number 812-446-5300 (someone is usually there by 9:15 a.m. Sunday)

Pastor Steve week-days after 4 p.m. 812-249-3309 or 812-446-4007. Call his wife to leave message at either 446-4007 (before 11 a.m. and Monday) or 443-6007 (between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tues. thru Saturday.

Friday Ladies Bible Study 10 o'clock a.m. 12660 Grotto Road

Sunday Study 9: 30 a.m. (age appropriate classes), Sunday Worship 10: 40 a.m.

I once was told that praying for myself was selfish, but if I pray that I might be a better Christian and example to others wouldn't that be a good thing. God knows your heart so keep that in mind when you ask for help from him.

Our prayers go out to the family of Gregory Stultz who was killed for our freedom in Afghanistan, we thank Him and His family for his service to our country.

Continue to pray for those who are still deployed and are willing to serve in a war with so much controversy attached. Thanks to ALL the Men and Women who are bravely serving whether overseas or on the home front and those who fight the battle here in our county and surrounding counties against crime, drugs and fires.

God be with you as you strive to serve Him by serving others.

Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church

Good Morning 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 Avalon Hapenny and Rachelle Royer.

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.

Thursday Morning Ladies Bible Study at 9:30 a.m.

Our upcoming events:

SOS 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.

The pastor's message this week is "Only God Knows."

"Why doesn't God do something about the evil in the world?"

A new study begins this Wednesday night, The Book of Daniel.

An exciting time is expected as we look into Daniel's prophecies.

Hey Kids! March 28 starting at 5 p.m. is the Awana Grand Prix. Parents are also invited to attend this "Greatest Spectacle in Racing", at least it is for those of us at Benwood.

Our Vacation Bible School is in the works with Cathy McLin leading it again this year.

Cathy will be asking for your help.

The JeKeNSa church camp has been scheduled for the week of July 18. Adult leaders, cabin parents, dish washers, etc. are always needed.

Contact Tom Sappingfield or Lisa Metz if you have any questions.

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.

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.

We invite you to come and join us for great music, great desserts, great chili and great fellowship.

Mark you calendar! Sunday, March 7.

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

Brazil First United Methodist Church

Each of us has a daily routine or a weekly routine that makes our lives "normal." Whether we intentionally make talking to God part of our routine of not, God is with us. Pastor Tony Alstott continues the series "God is Closer than you think" with the message "Where is God in my world?" tomorrow during Sunday morning worship.

The Chancel Choir will sing 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 discussion Sunday at 5:30 p.m.

A free meal is offered through our Soup Kitchen every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Brazil's Serving on the Streets will have its annual Dessert Fundraiser on Friday, March 5 at 7 p.m. at North Clay Middle School.

Sarah Circle is sponsoring a St. Patrick's Dinner for the whole church on Sunday, March 14, following worship.

For more information, visit our website at brazilfirstumc.org

Carbon Baptist Church

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

We are asking our church family to bring in filled Easter Eggs for our Easter Egg hunt on April 3, at Carbon Park.

Pastor Howard will be starting a new study on Wednesday, March 3 at 7 p.m. The subject is on the 23rd Psalm.

If you have a prayer request, please contact Judy Randall at 812-448-3454.

Community Missionary Church

Carol Vanatti led the congregation in song with "In the sweet by and by" and Pastor Ken Thomas asked for prayer requests and led in prayer for the sick, shut-ins and those having lost loved ones recently.

Pastor Thomas said that we are responsible for bringing light to others, asking just what would you pray for pertaining to another person. Would it be "Lord, don't let me be like that person," or "Lord, bless this person, and be merciful to me a sinner." Job was tested with the loss of his sons and daughters, all his livestock and he was covered with boils. His friends chided him and in the end of this reckoning, he cursed against God. The Job said he was weary, "I will leave my complaint upon myself. God do not condemn me but show me wherefore thou contendest with me." After much suffering, Job did submit himself to God and so did bless his later life with more than his beginnings. Having seven more sons and three daughters, along with many more animals.

So with our prayers, shall we pray for others with the blessings form above and refrain from criticizing or making judgement of others. You will hear someone say, "I don't want to be like him or her, God. Let's just pray for them and ourselves as God hears just prayers. He who believe's in me, shall never die."

Lastly Pastor Ken Thomas brings forth this statement, If you have any doubts, why do you go to church, why read the Bible. "He who believes in me, though he dies yet shall he live.

Brother Thomas invites one and all to visit our Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship at 10:30 a.m., Evening at 6 p.m.

We have ample parking, baby cry room and junior church. Welcome all at 21 W. Pinckley St., Brazil.



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