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Church News

Friday, May 14, 2010

Way Of The Cross Assembly Of God

Pastor Jimmy Dowers invites you to a "special" Singspiration on May 30, at 6 p.m.

The Riddell's will be the featured singers for the evening.

Come expecting blessing.

Carbon United Methodist Church

I saw a special message for Mother's Day that said, "God couldn't be everywhere so He invented Mothers."

That is a wonderful sentiment to honor mothers with, but to me, there is a flaw in that message. You see God is everywhere. Now I know that He uses many angels and ordinary people to accomplish His purposes, and I am sure that He uses mothers' overtime.

But it is scary to me to think that God is not everywhere, don't you agree?

We have three sons. They all live away from the area and each are active in their own churches. Each of them remembered their mother in their own particular way.

One came down on Saturday, one called on Sunday, and one called on Monday to see if we were to be home so he could have "something" delivered.

I love and appreciate each one of them.

Our monthly Bible Study will be tomorrow. There will be a soup and sandwich lunch right after church and then a Bible Study session. Pat Egloff will be the leader this month. Please plan to attend.

The youth aren't really talking, but they are planning a dinner for all the church parents on Sunday evening, June 6, 5 p.m. I am sure we will hear more from them about that later.

The Town and Country Christian Men will meet at our church on Saturday, May 22, at 8 a.m., for their monthly Prayer Breakfast. Men, this is a wonderful time to get together with other Christian men in this area. They are a great bunch.

Sunday School is at 9:30 and Worship is at 10:30. Give God an hour or two of your precious time. Just think what He gives to you.

Otter Creek Christian Church

The congregation of Otter Creek Christian Church invite anyone who does not have a church home to join us each Sunday for our services. Sunday Study with age appropriate classes are held at 9:30 a.m., and Sunday Worship begins at 10:40 a.m. The Church is located at 6299 N. Crow Street (Crow Street T's into Grotto Road) it is located about 1.75 mile from the T. To contact our pastor call after 4 p.m., weekdays at 812-249-3309 or 812-446-4007. You may also call to leave a message after 11 a.m., and before 5:15 p.m., with Sandy at Sandys Good Books.

Our ladies also have a Friday Bible Study at 10 a.m., at 12660 E. Grotto Road.

John 3:16-17 tells us "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. He did not send his Son to condemn the world, but that the world might have life eternal. ( V18 is the result for not believing ) Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son."

I don't even need to comment on these verses God's Word speaks for itself and if you have not accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, it tells you what your fate is ... condemnation, not eternal life.

Please be in prayer for our churches, preachers and the people we come in contact with. Also remember our leaders in prayer -- I know they say that prayer is no longer allowed in our government or schools but no one can stop the prayers of true believers, It doesn't need to be a loud, wordy prayer, just ask God to change things and watch out it just might be you who gets the change.

We'll be having a special guest singer on Friday June 11, 2010, Terry Hall from Pigeon Forge, Tennessee will be with us. Terry has been here in Brazil once before for a Special Needs Bible Camp function, for the last few summers he's performed at Dolly Wood and has also taken the message of Christ throughout the Southern states. Each week that He's not on the road he can be heard singing on Main Street (Old Church). He will be here for a free will offering. For more information, contact Pastor Steve.

First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church on Walnut and Maple greets you and welcomes you to all their times of gathering whether for worship and praise, study of the Word, or service and fellowship. This Sunday, May 16, begins with Sunday school at 9:30. You will be greeted and soon feel welcome and cared for. The Christian Ed wing has new flooring and other remodeling projects complete. We appreciate the hard work of the Trustees.

Service of Worship begins at 10:30. If stairs are a problem for you, enter at the ground-level northeast door for the elevator.

An adult-staffed nursery is available. The elementary age children are invited to Kidmo following the opening in the sanctuary.

The youth are sponsoring a Potato Bar immediately following morning service. This is a fundraiser to help defray church camp expenses and give more youth an opportunity to attend and have the memorable and sometimes life-changing experiences of Christian camp.

Sunday evening AWANA will have their closing program beginning at 6 p.m.

The entire congregation and other family and friends of the children will be guests for their performance. We thank the director, Janet Wise, and all the many adults who work tirelessly throughout the school year to provide this safe, Christian learning program and all the members of FB for their funding and support. We hope you will all stay for refreshments.

The Jr. and Sr. High Youth program continues throughout the summer.

Monday evening at 7 p.m., the ladies meet to continue their Bible Study.

Wednesday the Mid-Week Bible Study meets at 12:15 in the Fellowship Room. We are in I Kings with Solomon. Following the study there is always prayer and time for shared concerns.

Wednesday evening at 8 p.m., the Sr. High girls meet for their Bible Study.

THE ROCK, an alternative time of praise and worship, meets at 7 p.m., Thursday. Rev. Jim Walter, our Area Minister, is looking forward to attending his first ROCK service and will bring the message. Guitarist and worship leader, Walter Baldauf, will open the evening's program.

Friday, the 21st, the Hi-Shi-Ni Class will have a carry-in in the fellowship room at 6:30.

The 4th Sunday is Donut time. All ages look forward to that time of fellowship.

There is an old song that says "prayer is the key to heaven but faith unlocks the door." Pray daily for Christians around the world. See you Sunday.

Eastside Christian Church

What a blessing it was to see so many mothers with us last Sunday. Each mother present was given a potted flower of her choice. Hanging baskets were given to the youngest mother, Tanya Brock, the oldest mother, Thelma Hughbanks, the mother with the most children present, Ann Atkinson. A big thanks go to June and Charlotte Crabb for the getting the flowers.

It is so good to have so many willing to do so much. As Pastor Bill said in his message, we are to not only be servants to the Lord, we are to be His slaves. If you were not with us, you really missed a great sermon.

We want to continue praying for those who are having difficulties of any kind. And we always want to remember the military men and women who protect our freedom.

If you are not attending church anywhere else, we want to invite you to be with us tomorrow.

Evening services resume this week.

Help is still needed for Vacation Bible School. Please see Jayme if you are willing to help in any way. We want this to be a success. We are going to have the opportunity to reach out to many children.

We want to send out our prayers to the families of Juanita Trout and Mary I. on the loss of family members. And we are praising God for Helen Monnett's surgery going well. God is good.

We hope to see you soon!

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church

Pastor Father Harold W. Rightor II; his email: 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, 812-448-1901.

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.

The Lady Knights have taken on another project. They are going to purchase a new ceiling for the basement in the Parish Center. They will be holding fund raisers to help accomplish this task.

If you have a little free time and would like to help your church we always accept help. We have committees that need volunteers. We have weekly maintenance that could also use a few more volunteers. The more volunteers we have the fewer times we have to give our time.

Please note that there are only two handicapped parking places in front of the church and there is no parking on the west side of Alabama south of Church Street. There are a few handicapped parking places in the parking lot between the church and the school. Please use your best judgment when using these spaces.

Bingo has been doing better the last couple of months. Attendance has been getting closer to that of last year. There are two things we can always use at bingo; players and volunteers. If you can't do one thing then please do the other. Volunteers can help in the kitchen or the bingo hall. If you just want to try it out and don't want to be on a schedule yet then just stop by and help out one night. You will have fun.

I had hoped to do some remodeling in the kitchen this year, but with the downturn in the economy we have not been able to accumulate enough money to accomplish this. Hopefully in the near future we can get this done.

Remember Speed games start at 6 p.m., and early bird games start at 6:30 p.m. Regular bingo starts at 7 p.m. During regular bingo we play 20 games with two optional coverall games called bonanzas. We give you either the odd numbers or the even numbers and you have to complete the card. We rotate the odd and even numbers weekly depending if the date is even or odd. We always have good food, free coffee and iced tea. We also sell Pepsi and Coke products.

Brazil Bible Fellowship Church

Last Sunday's message was a great encouragement and reminder to mother's that they can be used by God to impact their children for eternity. Timothy's mother and grandmother were a significant part of his spiritual life. Pastor Gordon gave four points on how mom's today can do the same. First, be a model of personal faith (1 Timothy 1:5). Timothy saw it in his mother. Second, the moment of influence begins at birth. Timothy was taught since he was an infant (2 Timothy 3:15). Always be teaching. Third, the method to impact a life is to teach and instruct. See 2 Timothy 3:15; Proverbs 1:8 and 6:20-24. Fourth, teach the right material (2 Timothy 3:15-16). Timothy was taught the Scriptures which are able to make one wise unto salvation. If a mother wants to impact her child's life for eternal salvation and godly wisdom she must teach him or her the Scriptures. Mom (and grandma), you can make an eternal difference in the life of your child today by practicing the four points mentioned.

We want to remind all of you that you are invited to join us on the 20 to hear the bell ensemble "Jubilate" from the Appalachian Bible College at 6:30 p.m. We anticipate a delightful evening of music and testimonies from these young people as they share some of what God is doing in their lives and encourage us as well.

Our VBS is going to be June 6-9 (Sunday through Wednesday) from 6-8:30 p.m. Our theme this year has a military dynamic. Any children who are kindergarten through 5th grade are invited.

Knowing that God never changes and that the Bible, God's revelation of Himself and His will for all ages never changes, we can know that there is truth.

There still is a standard of right and wrong. Right and wrong is not decided by the culture but by the holy sovereign God of the universe. Do you want to know what is true? Do you want to know God personally and know how to please Him with your life? We invite you to visit us.

Our Sunday School for all ages is at 10 a.m. Our Worship Service is at 11 a.m. We are located directly across from the fairgrounds South of town on Hwy 59.

Seelyville United Methodist Church

Seelyville United Methodist Church is a Christian community of Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Open Doors. We are located at U.S. 40 and 2nd Street in Seelyville, one block east of the stoplight.

Please join us for 9:30, Sunday morning worship, followed by a time of fellowship with Sunday School for all ages beginning at 10:45 a.m. Nursery care is provided beginning at 9:15 a.m.

May Share Food orders can be picked up 8:30-10:30 a.m., Saturday morning, May 22, in Fellowship Hall on the lower level of the church.

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

First Christian Church

This Sunday, May 16, we have our Bible Study classes at 9 a.m., and our Worship Service at 10:15 a.m. Pastor Bob will be speaking on Job and suffering and trials.

Weekidz, for birth through pre-school will be available during both the 9 a.m. study hour and 10:15 a.m., service.

For children K-fifth grade, Friend Zone, which is a Bible study time designed for each specific age group, is at 9 a.m., and then Kidzone, which is a worship service designed for kids, is at 10:15 a.m.

Reel Worship, which is a service designed for students, is at 9 a.m., at the Walnut Theater and then Bible study at 10:15 a.m., at the theater as well.

Our hymn sing entitled "Hymned," is this Sunday night, May 16, at 6:30 p.m., in the auditorium. Come on out and hear the stories behind some classic songs of faith and then lift your voices as we sing.

More information about First Christian Church, Cornerstone Christian School and First Christian Church Daycare is on the church's web site, fccbrazil.org.

Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church

Greetings from Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church!

This week at Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church:

Sunday at 9:30 a.m., Sunday school (classes for all ages); 10:30 a.m., Morning Worship

Children's Church (for ages through third grade) This week's Children's Church teachers will be Cheryl McKinney and Cassie Tiefel

Wednesday at 7 p.m., Bible Study -- The Book of Daniel

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

The month of May is Lovemonth. The Pastor's message for this week is: John 21:17 The third time he said to him, "Simon son of John, do you love me?" Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, "Do you love me?" He said, "Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you." Jesus said, "Feed my sheep."

The last AWANA evening of the season was full of games, prizes, food and fun.

We want to thank all who volunteered or helped with this years program, you are so appreciated. Clubber of the Month Awards for 2009-2010 season were as follows:

October - Corey Salinetro; November - Jonathon Bradford; December - Maisie Eldridge; January - Wade Walker; February - Kierra Crabb; March - Brooklyn Eldridge

Upcoming Events

Mother/Daughter Day--May 15 at 2:30 p.m.

Baby Shower for Karen Pell on May 16 at 2 p.m. It's a Boy.

May 23 after Morning Worship "Just Because" Pitch In--bring a covered dish, Entertainment and fun activities.

Vacation Bible School will be held the week of June 20. Church camp will be July 18-22.

Remember the "Help A Family At Christmas" yard sale coming up on June 5, 2010. Please bring your items in a couple of weeks earlier.

Watch for updates for exact dates and times to drop off your items all proceeds are used for the "Help A Family at Christmas" program.

If you have large items that you want to donate and need help please call 812-986-2572

The church is located two miles north of U.S. 40 on the Knightsville Rd. or two miles east of SR 59 on Rio Grand Rd.

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

If you do not have a church home, we invite you to come and worship with us.

We are a Un-Denominational church that worships Jesus Christ.

Be our visitor this week and our family the next week.

Carbon Baptist Church

This morning is the Men's Prayer breakfast at 7 a.m. Feel free to attend and enjoy the fellowship.

The Ladies Brunch was a great success and we want to thank everyone who had a part in making it a wonderful day.

We are working very hard on our Bible School program to make it a good one. The dates are June 7-11, with the theme of "High Seas Expedition," exploring the mighty love of God. Pastor Chris is very excited about this and all the workers.

Pastor Howard and the congregation wants to welcome everyone to be a part of our growing and loving church. Have a good week.

Community Missionary Church

Our services were opened with Carol Vanatti leading the congregational songs.

Pastor praying for the sick, shut-ins, our military in harms way, the church and all our church mothers.

A special number in song by Travis Terrell with Sandra Jenkins as accompanist.

Pastor Ken Thomas opened his sermon with the words, "A Christian mother is a special mother."

Taking the last 10 verses of Proverbs, tells us that these words are a small part of many traits a Christian mother possesses, a husband can be proud of.

Mother reaches out to the poor, to the needy, strength and honor are her clothing, she openeth her mouth with wisdom and her tongue is the law of kindness, her children call her blesses, and her husband praised her.

A woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised. Lastly, "give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gate."

Pastor Thomas said that "thank you" is not enough from us men, the children, but than you mother for being who you are.

Bless you always, and may those blessings overflow on those around you. He closed with prayer.

Pastor Thomas invites one and all to visit us at 21 W. Pinckley St.

Sunday School at 10:30 a.m., and Morning Worship at 11:30 a.m., with evening service at 6 p.m.

Plenty of parking space, a cry room and heat and air conditioning.

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