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CHURCH NEWS

Friday, March 5, 2010

Little Historic Church of Carbon

The Little Historic Church at Carbon will have their Friday program on March 12. There will be a pitch-in dinner at 6 p.m., with the program at 7 p.m.

This month our entertainment will be provided by P150. Come join us and be blessed.

Bethel United Methodist Church

Bethel United Methodist Church, 924 E. Pinckley, will be having their monthly evening music worship service, on March 7, at 7 p.m.

Music will be provided by P150, and refreshments will be served after the service. Come and enjoy a wonderful evening of fun, fellowship and worship.

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."

Carbon Baptist Church

Our college mission trip with Pastor Lee leading the group will be gone this week to Panama City, Flor. Their mission is a street Outreach Program. Keep them all in your prayers.

We are asking our church family to bring in filled Easter eggs for our Easter Egg hunt on April 3, at Carbon Park. The time will be announced later.

Our Ladies Sunday School class, starting March 14, will be studying "Magdalene through here eyes." It is the story of Jesus through the eyes of Mary Magdalene, story of tenderness, freedom and purpose.

Please come and be a part of our growing and loving church.

Otter Creek Christian Church

While reading through some books, I came across "Heart thoughts from on high" by Rebecca J. Coffey and what she wrote is very uplifting. There is a scripture to go with all these writings. One is entitled "Things this world can not take away" the scripture is Isaiah 26:3.

The poem is as follows:

Peace that passeth understanding -- When He is our Hope and Stay.

This the world cannot give to us -- And it can never take away.

Faith to trust Him in all matters -- Which doubts and fears shake not nor sway.

This the world cannot give to us -- And it can never take away.

Rest, His rest so sweet and glorious -- And added strength to face each day.

This the world cannot give to us -- And it can never take away.

Riches, more than mind can fathom -- Which do not fade, rust nor decay;

This the world cannot give to us -- And it can never take away.

Eternal Life: Immortal Bodies -- When 'tis gone -- this flesh of clay;

This the world cannot give to us -- So it can never take away.

If we look to God we have no reason to doubt, we can depend on God even through what this world would like for us to believe is a hopeless situation.

Remember you are invited to our church service at 6299 N. Crow St., Brazil.

Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship 10:40 a.m.

Friday Ladies Bible Study 10 a.m., at 12660 E. Grotto Rd., road behind Northview High School.

Pray for your pastor, to be strong in the pulpit, all pastors need the prayers of their congregation.

Church number is 812-446-5300. Pastor Steve is 812-249-3309 (after 4 p.m., weekdays), or the leave a message at the parsonage 446-4407, or Tuesday -- Saturday 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. 812-443-6007.

Pray for those who are serving around the world in our armed forces and their families right now continue to pray for Cpl. Gregory S. Stultz' family. We did not realize how many of his family we know until I talked with some friends who were related. Thank you once again for his service and sacrifice. He knew that the real sacrifice came from Jesus and he'd want that to be known.

Jesus said, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No ones comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6

Community Missionary Church

Carol Vanatti led congregation in singing "To God be the glory," and Pastor Thomas prayed for sick and shut-ins and those unspoken requests. This was followed by Sandra Jenkins singing a special, entitled "A thread of hope," a beautiful low voice song.

Pastor Thomas opened service with a name recognition. We all know of a wonderful lady by name of Mother Theresa whom tended the sick in Calcutta, India for many years. We recognized her picture when we seen it in the news, on TV, everywhere. We knew Mother Theresa and what work she was known for.

I wonder what the name of Jesus means to the world, to people of his day, and to people today. God gave his son the name of Jesus, and that all nations should bow before him. No one comes to God but thru Jesus and should love as he loves one and all. Jesus loved you before you knew him, and just because you have become a Christian; you can still fall, if you continually want to be around people whom are not Christ-like, and with them you can easily fall.

Mother Theresa is said to have doubted some before her death, as "If she was worthy of acceptance" by Jesus. For all her good works, yet she had some few doubts; can we no less feel as she did.

Pastor Thomas asked why are so many people we learn about so afraid of death? If we love God, live a life of love for him, even though we have put off loving him till later in life, he still loves us. Love your neighbor, your fellow man, clean up, brush up, and start reading the Bible and if you are interested. We had 65 in church last week, and we could hold another 150 people. Pastor Ken Thomas invites one and all to visit us at 21 W. Pinckley St., Brazil. Sunday School is 9:30 a.m., and worship service at 10:30 a.m., and evening service at 6 p.m.

We thank you for allowing us to visit you thru the newspaper.

Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church

Good Morning from Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church.

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

This week is 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 Brad Hapenny, Kim Hapenny, and Connor Hapenny.

Awana Youth Clubs (3-years old through high school) 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 is at 9:30 a.m.

Monday Evening is a Church Camp meeting at 7 p.m., at the church. Everyone who is interested in church camp is welcome to attend.

The Pastor's message this week is: "A Bit of Personal Advice." "Advice is Cheap."

Vacation Bible School will be held the week of June 20.

Church camp is the week of July 18.

Volunteers are always needed to help at VBS and church camp.

There is a job for everyone and it could turn out to be one of the most rewarding jobs you have ever done!

Please contact one of the leaders to sign up.

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.

First Baptist Church

We at First Baptist look forward to a beautiful day of worship and fellowship this Communion Sunday. Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m., with classes for the youngest to the oldest. All classes are held in the Christian Education Unit with entrances from the covered drive-up on the back side and also the NE door. A greeter will be there to assist you.

Worship Service with communion begins at 10:30 a.m. Participating in communion during Lent is a special time of reflection and preparation for Easter.

Diana Pearce with Joshua will be in the nursery. Elementary age children are invited to attend KIDMO. They will begin at 10:30 a.m., so they will go directly to the youth room. KIDMO stands for Know God, Integrate Biblical worldview, Discover Truth, Make Christ known, and Offer yourself in service. Shelli Torbert is the adult leader this Sunday.

Sunday evening programs begin at 4:30 p.m., with the High School Youth. Middle School and AWANA (2 yr. old- 5th grade) meet at 5:30 p.m.

The adults not working with the young people gather at 6 p.m. for praise, prayer, and The Word. Choir practice is at 7 p.m.

Wednesday evening at 6 p.m., is dedicated prayer time in the fellowship room. Business meeting begins at 7 p.m. This is especially important as we will have a vote concerning the final report on the elevator and new handicapped-accessible restroom.

Thursday at noon the American Baptist Women will meet in the fellowship room. All women are invited to participate.

THE ROCK service begins at 7 p.m., Thursday. There is programming in the SE wing for the nursery and elementary students. Teens and adults meet in the sanctuary. This is a worship opportunity for everyone in the community.

Saturday, walkers for the America for Christ Walk-a-thon will eagerly meet at 9 a.m., at church and go to Forest Park to walk. Walkers are collecting pledges with an over-all goal of $1,000.

They will have a hot brunch when they return. The family is invited to brunch. This offering is for American Baptist work in the U.S. and Puerto Rico; caring ministries, discipleship, evangelism and new church planting plus intercultural ministries.

Continue to pray and support work in Haiti and now Chile. Our missionaries in Chile have been on furlough in the States. Although they have tried, they cannot get back until March 15. Chilean Baptist pastor communications can be read via www.international ministries.org

Sunday, March 14, we begin Daylight Saving Time. There will be a Youth/Parent lunch following worship.

See you Sunday!

Harmony United Methodist Church

Do you know what it feels like to be hungry? Just look at the photos of the people in Haiti and Ecuador who are without food and shelter after the earthquakes. They need food and nutrition for their bodies, and they also need nourishment for their souls. We all need to take care of ourselves physically, emotionally and spiritually. Sometimes we find ourselves starving for hope and love.

In ancient Israel God made a promise to David to take care of his people, but things happened and their great nation was overrun by enemies. Many of their people were taken as slaves to foreign lands and those left behind faced generations of poverty and despair. They are exhausted by defeat and suffer from illnesses and death all around themselves.

That is when God comes to them once again and says, "Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat!" (Isaiah 55:1) That's Good News! And that is not just good news for those people of 3000 years ago, it is good news for us all!

God continues to offer this banquet of salvation, this feast of victory to all who would come to Him. For all who have made bad choices and gone down wrong paths, for all who are caring burdens of sin and guilt, for any who are afraid of death and feel that they are victims of circumstances they can't control, God says, "Come and eat!"

Next Saturday, March 13, the Town and Country Christian Men's Breakfast will be at Bethel UMC. Our Guest speaker will be Ann Newton reporting on her recent trip to Liberia representing Operation Classroom. 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!

Christian Women's Club of Terre Haute

The Christian Women's Club of Terre Haute will conduct a "Calico Basket," luncheon, Tuesday, March 16.

The event will take place at the MCL Meeting Room, located in the Meadows Shopping Center, Terre Haute.

Lunch begins at 11 a.m. Cost is $3.

Jo Ellen Edmonds, Paris, Ill., will provide the Calico Basket special feature.

Music will be provided by Judy Hults, Riley, and the guest speaker will be Marti Glade, Bourbonnais, Ill.

Reservations for the event are necessary by Friday, March 12, and cancellation of a reservation is desired by 4 p.m., Sunday, March 14.

For more information, call 1-217-275-3410, or 812-466-5637.

The organization will also conduct a Prayer Connection, at 10 a.m., Tuesday, at Goodwill Industries, 2702 S. 3rd St., Terre Haute.

Carbon United Methodist Church

A bulletin board said, "Quit griping about your church. If it were perfect, you couldn't belong." Another one in front of a church said, "We are not perfect, but we are forgiven." That is the bottom line of the Christian message.

We acknowledge that we are far from perfect and that we cannot make ourselves perfect no matter how hard we try. But God loves us anyway and chose to send His Son Jesus to stand perfect before Him in our stead. God has forgiven us for all our faults...even when we ourselves don't think we have any. Thank You, God.

I heard a robin this week. I saw the ground again this week. I counted at least a dozen mole hills in my front yard this week. Spring is somewhere close and I can hardly wait!

I am so anxious that I bought a big sack of fertilizer and four rose bushes (along with smoke bombs for the moles). Now I know that we cannot be assured of spring weather until we get through March and April ... but I am ready! And I have no doubts that Spring will come. God set this old world up that way, and I trust Him.

The 3rd Lenten Breakfast for the Town & Country Christian Men was held this morning at Epworth. If you are reading this, you have missed it, but the 4th one will be next Saturday at

Bethel United Methodist Church at 8 a.m. The attendance has been great this year. There were 44 men present last week. I understand that this year, Bethel and Peniel are in a race to win the attendance plaque. Each of them had 12 men present last week. Men, come out and give them your support. Each breakfast brings us closer to the Holy Week of Easter. Are you preparing your spirit for it?

Sunday, March 14, will be the start of our Bible Study "John 3:16." We will have a soup and sandwich pitch-in lunch right after church and move right into the Bible Study. We hope to have everyone home by at least 1:30 p.m. We will be meeting on the second Sunday of each month with a different person leading the study each time. Plan to join us for this exciting series of lessons!

With Easter approaching, it is time for each of us to review our lives and think about what we can do to change for the better. One way to begin is to attend church with others who are seeking just as you are. Join us at the Carbon United Methodist Church at 10:30 a.m., Sunday morning.

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 and ask yourself, "Am I actively repenting my lack of fruit and getting fertilized in preparation for God's abundant feast?" 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.

Join our scrapbooking group as they meet 1-6 p.m., Sunday in Fellowship Hall on the lower level of the church.

March Share Food orders can be placed through March 11, by contacting the church office.

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

Eastside Christian Church

It is Angel Food ordering time again. Orders must be turned in by March 14, and delivery day will be on the March 27. Someone will be at the church Tuesday, March 9, and Thursday, March 11, from 4-6 p.m., to take your orders.

If you need to make other arrangements for ordering, please call 812-448-1030 or 765-672-6363. If you turn in an order this month, you will be entered in a drawing for a 10 lb. box of boneless, skinless chicken breasts valued at $20.

Don't forget to be inviting for our Friend Day coming up on March 28. We will have special music that day, and a dinner will follow the morning worship service.

We are also looking forward to our Vacation Bible School in June. If you can help in any way, please let Jayme know. Volunteers are really needed. After not having VBS for several years, we had a good turnout last year, but we want to reach more this year. We are trying something new this year and having classes for kids and adults. Don't miss out on this.

We want to remember to pray for our shut-ins and anyone else having difficulties of any kind. We especially want to keep Pastor Bill in our prayers for his upcoming surgery. And we always want to keep our military men and women in our prayers. If you need prayer, please feel free to call the church and let us know. We definitely believe in the power of prayer.

Again, we want to welcome Shane Hux into our family. We know that he wants to work for God. It is never too late to come to the Lord. And your life will only get better when you do.

If you are not attending church anywhere else, we want to invite you to be with us tomorrow. We have a great time in the name of the Lord. Please come.

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 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.

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 held their spring yard sale and it was a success for them. We had over 40 tables sold.

Work continues by Artisan's Art Glass on our window. It is really looking good. The main window is complete and work continues on the side windows. We are planning on having them installed for the Feast of the Annunciation on March 25. Details are still being worked out.

The window frame has been opened up on the inside of the church and is being repaired. Plaster and paint are all that is needed there.

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.

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.

Town and Country Christian Men Lenten Breakfasts

Town and Country Christian Men invite you to join them in the 2010 Lenten Breakfast series. Town and Country Christian Men is a creative, supportive fellowship of men who seek to know Jesus Christ, to grow spiritually, and to seek God's will.

All breakfasts are on Saturday mornings and begin at 8 a.m. with food and fellowship and are followed by a 20-30 minute program highlighting a local mission or service project. There is no cost for these meetings and everyone is welcome!

Schedule:

March 6, Epworth UMC; March 13, Bethel UMC; March 20, Peniel UMC; March 27, Union UMC.

Center Point United Methodist Church

Mission Sunday is coming, 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 will present you with an opportunity to support our mission effort by donating to the ministry of Serving on the Streets.



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