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Church News

Friday, May 21, 2010

Union United Methodist Church

You are always welcome to join in worship at Union United Methodist Church. This week the scripture for worship is from Paul's letter to the Romans, Chapter 8, verses 14-17. Rev. Charnstrom will deliver the sermon titled, "A Spirit of Adoption." Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by worship at 10:30 a.m. We have four dynamic adult Sunday School classes as well as classes for all ages of toddlers, children and youth.

In addition to the scripture and message, this week we will be honoring our high school graduates and also sending forth a mission team that will spend a week working in Beverley, Kentucky at the Redbird Mission. Missions are fundamental to Union UMC, and each Sunday School class, the United Methodist Women, the United Methodist Men and the congregation as a whole support missions, both local and worldwide.

This year, Union UMC will hold its annual Vacation Bible School near the end of July rather than in June. Please look for further information about registration. The entire community is invited to join in the fun.

First Presbyterian Church

Sunday, June 23, at the First Presbyterian Church will begin with the Open Door Class which meets at 9 a.m., in the Fellowship Hall library with leader Bob Nicoson. The current study is the book of James. The study for this week is "Watching Our Words" (James 3:1-12).

During the regular Service of Divine Worship, we will be honoring our graduating high school seniors from Northview High School. They are Jordan Allen, Chloe Burdette, Alyssa Clarke, Carli Coughanowr, Michael Lagro, Olivia Oehler, Trent Sims and Hannah Yeiser. The seniors will each give a brief talk and be honored at a reception following church in Fellowship Hall.

The Rev. Gary Scroggins and the entire congregation extend an invitation to all members of the community to join us for worship and fellowship. For more information please contact the church office at 210 North Walnut in Brazil, phone 446-2415.

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 a blessing.

New Jerusalem Church

The public is invited to the New Jerusalem Church, a ministry with prayer for the sick, and has recently started having services at Clay Center, Billville Road. and State Road 59.

Sunday service is at 6 p.m., and Thursday Bible Study at 6 p.m.

For more information contact Carolyn Moore at 812-446-2327.

First Baptist Church

Welcome to First Baptist! This Sunday is the Donut Fellowship beginning at 8:45 a.m., and until Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. There's always plenty so a few folk take a peek in the boxes before church to check on leftovers.

Morning worship begins at 10:30 a.m. An adult staffed nursery is available. Kidmo for K-5th grade leaves from the sanctuary. Last Sunday Pastor Mark's message was on coping. Turbulent times are an opportunity to succeed. The catch phrase in our tech society is, "There's an app (application) for that." Focus on God. Pray and rejoice for the Lord is near. In our uncertain times when we want to be in control, let God. This Sunday, Rev. Ed Mishler will bring the morning and evening messages.

Evening programs begin at 4:30 p.m., with Sr. High Youth followed by Jr. Highs meeting at 5:30. AWANA had their closing program last Sunday and will start back up with the new school year. Sunday evening service of praise and worship begins at 6 p.m.

We appreciate the delicious potato bar provided by the Youth following last Sunday's service. Thanks also to Evelyn Nevins who represented FB in the Relay for Life Walk this weekend.

Monday the women meet for Bible Study at 7 p.m.

Wednesday the mid-week Bible Study is on Solomon in I Kings. We meet at 12:15 p.m., and you are all welcome. Study guides are available and the coffee will be ready.

The Deacons will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday evening. Sr. High girls meet at 8 p.m., for Bible Study.

THE ROCK alternative worship service is Thursday at 7 p.m. The theme is, when between a rock and a hard place, chose the ROCK.

Summer plans often include Vacation Bible School and Church Camp. VBS is set for June 14-18. Mark it on your calendar and plan who you can invite to bring with you. Some of our youth already have their applications for camp. Summer also means Indians baseball. Men's Night Out is coming soon, so make sure you are signed up.

Philippians 4:4-9 reminds us to rejoice. "Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say rejoice ... do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God."

See you Sunday.

Brazil Bible Fellowship Church

School is almost out and VBS is just around the corner. All children in K-5th grade completed are invited to join us for a few nights of military expedition. Each Bible lesson will have a military theme. VBS will be held Sunday night June 6, through Wednesday night June 9, from 6-8:30 p.m.

Last Thursday we had the wonderful privilege of hosting the Appalachian Bible College hand bell ensemble "Jubilate" concert. The concert was very uplifting and the students were a delight. Several of our church families provided overnight accommadations for the group. It is something special to have a total "stranger" in your home yet have that common bond that is there because of the Christian faith.

We are always challenged as a congregation when we hear from someone who is planning to go to another country to tell others the good news of salvation from sin through faith in Christ. Last Sunday Brady Farr and his family shared with us how God is leading them to serve the Lord in South Africa. Their four children sang a song in one of the languages spoken.

God has really blessed us with a great group of teens who are growing in their love and service to the Lord. They look forward to the youth group meetings on the second and fourth Sunday nights of each month. By God's grace we anticipate being able to have youth group every Sunday night. Youth Group will be meeting this Sunday night at the Jackson Elementary School gym from 6-7:30 p.m. All teens in middle and high school are invited to join us. But, beware, you just might enjoy it.

Our mission as a church is to proclaim the love of God and the good news of the Bible - that Jesus Christ died to pay sins price so that sinners can be reconciled to God, by grace through faith. If you have questions, God's Word has answers and is filled with great hope. Come check us out. You will discover that we are a group of sinners saved by grace who are striving and encouraging one another to grow in our love, devotion and service to Christ.

You will find us on South of town on Hwy 59 directly across from the 4-H fairgrounds. Sunday School is at 10 a.m., with classes for everyone. The Worship Service is at 11:00. You can check us out on the web at www.brazilbible.org and even listen to a sermon if you like.

Eastside Christian Church

Today is pickup day for your Angel Food orders. Remember to come between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. We thank those who have ordered.

There is also a final VBS meeting this morning at 11:00 a.m. If you are a helper, please attend this meeting. If you would like to help and have not let Jayme know, please come to this meeting, for more help is still needed. Our VBS will be June 7-11, 6:30-8:30 p.m., each evening. We are to have about 50 kids, so your help is really needed for this to be a success.

There is a sheet on the bulletin board with the needs for SOS. Also camp needs are there too. If you would like to help at camp, please let them know.

We want to thank Paul and Ann Atkinson's daughter, Paula, for the beautiful song that she sang on Mother's Day.

We need to thank Billy Whitaker, Dave Callahan, Charlie Lucas and George Scherb for their giving of their time and abilities for things needed to be done around the church. Our church blessed with so many who are willing to help out in any way that they can.

Don't forget to mark June 27, on your calendars for the congregational meeting that will be held that Sunday after the morning worship service.

Are you praying? We have many on our prayer list that need your prayers, plus those who are not on the list. It is good to see Helen Monnett is home. Mary I. has had some difficulty, so we want to keep her in our prayers, along with all of our shut-ins, military men and women, and also the leaders of the country.

If you are not attending church anywhere else, we would love to see you with us in the morning. Our Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m., and we offer classes for all ages. Our worship service is at 10:30 a.m. We observe communion each week. We hope to see you soon.

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 pm., Sunday 8:30 am., and 12:30 pm., Tuesday 5:30 pm., Wednesday 9 a.m., Thursday 9 a.m. Reconciliation is 5:45 to 6:15 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@gmail.com. News must be submitted to me before Wednesday to get it in the paper on Saturday.

The Knights of Columbus will be holding another pancake breakfast after 8:30 a.m., Mass Sunday. The food is always good and the servers are all so friendly. This is an opportunity to socialize with some you haven't seen for a while and with some you may have seen too often at unhappy events recently.

The Knights of Columbus will have a meeting on Monday at 7:30 p.m., at their council at Kennedys Crossing.

Memorial Day will soon be upon us. Let us remember all of the service men and women who fought and gave their lives so that we can have the freedoms we enjoy. Let us remember also that one of those freedoms is the freedom from religious persecution.

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.

The air conditioner at the church has been repaired. It is usable again.

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. Regular bingo starts at 7. During regular bingo we play 20 games with two optional coverall games called Bonanzas and the final game is a winner-take-all. We have some new pull tab games this week too. We always have good food, free coffee and iced tea. We also sell Pepsi and Coke products.

Carbon Baptist Church

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

This Sunday we have speakers coming that will be addressing Prescription Drug Abuse in our youth, at 6 p.m., in our sanctuary. Everyone is welcome.

Starting on May 30, the Ladies class will be starting a new study, "How to Forgive when you don't feel like it," by June Hunt.

Pastor Howard is leading his cell group on Wednesday night into a new study on the Book of James.

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

Brazil First United Methodist Church

Many times we come to a crossroads and have to make a decision. Graduation is one of those times. Pastor Tony Alstott will discuss, "The Day," that we may be looking forward to and how that influences who we are. Join us for traditional worship at 9 a.m., or contemporary worship at 11 a.m.

Three college graduates will be recognized Alex Packard, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology; Amanda Ruddell, Indiana State University; and Krista Stearley, Ivy Tech Community College.

Nine Northview High School graduates will be recognized. Carlee Bell, daughter of Steve and Michelle Bell, Breanna Fagg, daughter of David and Stephanie Fagg, Tricia Junker, daughter of Howard and Cindy Junker, Jared Peper, son of Holly Peper, Ali Sharton, daughter of Ed and Leslie Sharton, Trent Stearley, son of Tim and Kim Stearley, Conor Strain, son of Bryan and Elizabeth Strain, Kali Watler, daughter of Glen and Lisa Watler, and Travis Waelbroeck, son of Alan and Cheryl Waelbroeck.

Floy Galbraith will announce the recipients of the college scholarships.

Open Hands Preschool is now enrolling for fall classes.

A free meal is offered through our Soup Kitchen every Wednesday, at 4:30 p.m.

For more information, visit our website at brazilfirstumc.org

Community Missionary Church

Carol Vanatti led the congregational singing and Pastor Ken Thomas received requests for prayer for those awaiting tests procedures, our sick and shut-ins, our military in harms way. Mindy Vanatti sang the special "My Wish."

This morning our pastor congratulated our high school graduates and had a fine gift for them, a new Bible was presented, along with the church families best wishes. This brought up our Pastor's sermon. He advised each to know what they were going to do after graduation, go to college, business course, those special things you have planned. God has brought you this far and only you can do those special things. God loves you so much, that you are a light unto the world. He knows you more than you know yourself. Remember this, "when we become satisfied with where we are in life, then something is wrong." We learn as the grads will when attending college to learn more. We cannot sit down and let life pass us by as God wants us to light the world. "Whatever we do, do everything for the glory of God." Church family can remember this also, don't just sit down and let life slip by you, keep serving God and be a light unto the world.

Pastor invites visitors and children to visit us at 21 W. Pinckley St. Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., and Morning Worship service at 10:30 a.m., with Evening Services at 6 p.m.

Lots of parking space and controlled heat and air. We are an undenominational church and the preaching is Bible based.

Seelyville United Methodist Church

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

Please join us for 9:30 Pentecost Sunday morning worship when we will examine Jesus' promise that when we receive the Holy Spirit we will do even greater works than he did. A time of fellowship follows with Sunday School for all ages beginning at 10:45. Nursery care is provided beginning at 9:15. May Share Food orders can be picked up 8:30-10:30 a.m., this morning 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.

Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church

This week at Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church, services are

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

Children's Church (for ages through 3rd 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 Love month. The Pastor's message for this week is: Philippians 2:1-11 If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, have the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.

Looking ahead:

*May 23 after Morning Worship, we are having a "Just Because" Pitch-In, bring a covered dish. There will be 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 5th, 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

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

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 United Methodist Church

Rainy, rainy, rainy. We will be wishing we had some of this rain later this summer, so let's enjoy it while we have it. I did get all my flowers planted this past week, and I haven't had to water them since. That's a good thing. Of course, the grass is growing well, too.

So, they got that mile-long hose hooked up to that oil well in the Gulf. Let's pray it stays connected and that the oil does not seep out into that "Loop Current" they are talking about.

Those people down there need everyone's prayers. This oil spill could cause them more long-term problems than Katrina did, and that was bad enough. Poor God.

He made a perfect world and look how we humans, who think we are His finest creation, have messed it all up. You would think He would just give up and wash

His hands if us, wouldn't you? But, in spite of all we do wrong, He still loves us and tries to bail us out of the messes we get ourselves in. Thank You, God.

There are the prettiest yellow flowers blooming in the church flowerbed, but nobody seems to know what they are. I think they are a weed, but they are very pretty. They just showed up. I think God wanted to help us out a little. Two years ago, a single Cleome or "Spider Plant" showed up in the church flowerbed. Last year, the entire bed was full of them. They were so pretty. We didn't plant them either; they just showed up. But did they make it beautiful!

The Town & Country Christian Men will be meeting at our church this morning for their monthly Prayer Breakfast. There have been 35 or 40 men attending each month now for some time. This is a very worthy, inspiring group of men. Each year, they contribute money to about ten or twelve different Clay County charities besides just meeting for fellowship and support among themselves.

There will be a Youth Meeting on Sunday evening, May 23, at 5 p.m. They are in need of pop for their meetings and juicers for the Kid Karnival this fall. If you can contribute either of these, they will be greatly appreciated.

The Vacation Bible School material is in and looks very exciting. It will be on display tomorrow at the church. Again, we will be working with the Carbon Church of the Nazarene on a joint Bible School scheduled for July 19-23.

Sunday, May 30, will be Baskart Sunday. Bring your items for the Food Pantry.

The days are getting longer. You have time now to do a lot of things you couldn't do during the winter. You can afford to give God a couple of hours of your time and still have time left over for the things you want to do. Try it; you will find that all your things will work out much better having included God in your plans. Sunday School is at 9:30 and Worship is at 10:30. See you.

Terre Haute after 5

The women of Terre Haute after 5 invite everyone to the June Dinner Event on Tuesday, June 15, from 6:30-8:15 p.m., at Saint Mary of the Woods, Providence Center. $14 inclusive.

"Busting Out All Over" will presented by speaker Judy Dagraedt, Ottawa, Ill. She is a talented musician who writes music, plays a variety of instruments and is a former TV hostess.

For reservations, call Joretta at 812-877-9633, or email at cwcafter5@verizon.net.

July's event will be July 20 with "When life gives you bacon grease," with Lynn Hodge, Indianapolis.

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