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Friday, May 28, 2010

Bee Ridge Church

On Sunday, May 30, 7 p.m. we will have a gospel music concert with "For Heaven's Sake."

Bee Ridge Church is located on Kennedy's Crossing Rd.

Berea Christain Church

High Seas Expedition Vacation Bible School is June 6-10, starting at 6:30 p.m. Open for children 2 years old to middle school age.

Transportation is available upon request, call at 812-448-8698.

Berea is located on the corner of Waterworks Rd. (200W) and Billville Rd. (800N).

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.

Ebenezer Church

Indiana Jones: In Search of the King of Kings is this year's theme for Vacation Bible School, June 6-13, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Classes start from 2 years old to adult. Everyone is invited to come and join the fun.

Ebenezer Church is located 3/5 miles north on Harmony Rd., then .5 mile west.

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 am., Thursday 9 am. Reconciliation is 5:45 to 6:15 Saturday or by appointment.

Divine Mercy Chaplet is prayed the first Sunday of each month at 8 am.

To schedule time to see Father Harold please call the parish office, at 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.

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 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.

Remember Bingo Speed games start at 6 pm 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.

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.

Otter Creek Christian Church

This is special week for most of us but not for the reason it should be, racing to be more specific here in Indiana the Indy 500. For sure it is a happening place this time of year and many churches will be down in numbers due to the thousands who will go to a sporting event instead of attending a rally to remember the ones who have gone on before us. To top that list is Jesus Christ, who died for our sins and rose again to cover us with his grace and forgiveness.

If you've read the words of Christ on the cross one of the quotes "Father forgive them for they know not what they are doing." It made no difference to him that we didn't know what was going on He ask God to forgive those who he was hanging on the cross for. Not only those who were present on that day, but for generations to come and that includes me and you.

Think about it when you try to justify being angry with someone for a injustice to your pride. Jesus really had done no wrong but he was paying with His life for what you & I, in our lifetime are doing wrong.

Knowing that we've been purchased with a price it should be relatively easy to not be afraid to ask for forgiveness. In Second Timothy 1:7, it says "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. " v8 "Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God" v9 tells us our power is not our power but that of God. What do we have to fear? Greater is he that is in me and you than he that is in the world. Praise God this week and every week for this truth.

Otter Creek Church is located at 6299 N. Crow Street, Brazil. Our Services are as follows: Friday 10 a.m. Ladies Bible Study at 12660 E. Grotto Road. (Co. Road behind Northview turns into Grotto after Twin Beach Road.)

Sunday: 9:30 am. Sunday Study, age appropriate classes for all

Sunday: 10:40 a.m. Worship Service

Friday: 6 p.m. June 11, 2010 Singer TERRY HALL, from Piegon ForgeTenn.,will be bringing The Gospel in music. Anyone who has been to DollyWood has more than likely seen him there or at the Old fashioned church on Main Street in Piegon Forge. Terry is a dynamic singer and believes God will provide for his needs as he travels giving his testimony.

Remember to keep our nation in prayer and our graduates. Some of our young people will most likely be joining a military group when out of school so keep those in special prayer as well as the ones who are serving now.

Special congratulations to our graduates Kody Brattain (Pastor's Grandson) & Amanda Malone who attends Otter Creek. Congratulations to ALL the area graduates and keep up the good work.

Harmony United Methodist Church

What's your plan? You don't have a plan? You're in trouble! Boy, how true is that! Do you realize that God has had a plan for you and for all people? And, despite all the obstacles that we put in His way, He continues to offer new life and hope in the midst of our lives. His plan is for all people to live in fellowship and peace with one another for eternity.

Did you know that you are a very important part of God's plan? It's true.

God created this world for you. He sent His son to offer you an eternal relationship. And He sent the Holy Spirit to be your guide and encourager as journey through this life.

This Sunday we will look at the message found in Mark 16:15 about God's plan to use each of us to be His messengers to the world.

Please come and join us for worship at 9 a.m. followed by Sunday School at 10:30 a.m.

Carbon Baptist Church

Hope everyone enjoys Memorial Day and have a safe holiday weekend.

We are getting ready for Vacation Bible School. Pastor Chris says things are coming together and he is getting very excited to see the children's faces as they start their week-long adventure.

Congratulations to all of our seniors who will be graduating this year. We are so proud of all the youth that get involved at our church.

Everyone is welcome to be a part of our growing and loving church.

Have a good week.

Brazil Bible Fellowship Church

"God's Way Boot Camp" is the theme of our VBS this year. We are inviting all children K-5th grade completed to join us for an exciting and challenging week. Boot camp is being held June 6-9 from 6 -8:30 p.m. There will be three lessons from the Bible that relate to a military theme and how following God's command is vitally important. The teens are planning some creative activities and the craft time will be enjoyable.

It seems that the exhortation for Christians to have a distinct or a well-defined way of living is either not being taught or being totally ignored. Last Sunday Pastor Gordon reminded us that God, through Paul in the book of Ephesians, calls the Christian to live a life worthy of the calling, to be distinct. From Ephesians 4:1-3 we were shown that to be distinct requires that our walk is consistent with our faith.

In Ephesians 4:17-24 we are commaned to have a separated walk: abandoning sensual and impure living and to put on Christ. We are to live like Christ has taught us how to live. In 5:1-2 we are to have a reflective walk. We are to be imitators of God and to walk in love. How we are to live and love is unveiled for us in 4:25-32: speak the truth, not being angry and giving Satan an opportunity, give rather than steal, use speech that builds up others, putting away anger and hatred and being kind, tender and forgiving like Christ has forgiven the Christian. God does not just tell us to live distinct lives and then leave us wondering what kind of life that is. He tells us what it looks like. Oh may our lives reflect Christ. We want to be distinct for Christ so others may see Him.

This weekend our country will be remembering those who have given their lives for the freedoms that we enjoy today. We are thankful for those who have lost their lives, for those who have served and are still living and for those who are serving our country today. Just like those who gave their lives for our earthly freedoms there is One who gave His life so that everyone could have eternal freedom. Jesus Christ willingly left heaven, was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life and died on the cross as the sacrifice for sin being fully God and fully man. His death and the shedding of His blood is what God requires as the payment for sin. The Scriptures are very clear that the only way that the blood and payment is applied to one's sin account is by repenting of one's sin and trusting in the sacrifice of Christ alone for salvation. If you have not done so, you can do so today. Be reconciled to God!

We invite you to our services each Sunday. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. and there are classes for every age group. The Worship service is at 11 a.m. with children's church for children up to third grade. Being the fifth Sunday of the month we are having a fellowship night instead of our Evening service. There will not be the regular Wednesday Bible study as we are preparing for VBS. You can also check us out on the web at www.brazilbible.org and even listen to a sermon. Because we believe that the Bible is truth and the written revelation of God to us, we study it so that we can keep learning, growing and worshipping.

The church is very easy to find. We are South of town on 59 directly across from the 4-H fairgrounds. There is also a bright and beautiful VBS sign to catch your attention as well.

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 Rd. and SR59.

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 Christian Church

This Sunday, May 30, 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 Isaiah and the prophecy of the suffering of Christ and salvation.

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-5th 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.

For 6th - 12th grade, Bible study will be at 9 a.m. at the Walnut Theater and then they will come over to the church for the service at 10:15 a.m.

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

Carbon United Methodist Church

The bluebirds were successful!

I've written several times about how they discussed with each other the pros and cons of moving into our bluebird house and how they fought the sparrows over who was going to live there. Well, the sparrows moved into a birdhouse farther down the fencerow and the bluebirds disappeared. I was so disappointed.

Yesterday, there was a bluebird sitting on my flower basket on my big stump, and as I watched, "Mom" flew in and fed her young one. He was so happy to see her, even though he was as big as she was and could fly almost as well. Even though they did not use my bluebird house, they found a place more to their liking and successfully raised their young. God, in His wisdom, gave all his creatures wisdom, too.

Sometimes, I think they have more wisdom than His "superior" creations that are supposed to have dominion over all the others. Just look at the oil mess down south. I feel so sorry for all the animals affected by the oil spill. The coastal salt-water marshes are in peril at best. This is going to kill them completely.

The youth are making plans for a supper for all the adults in the church for Sunday evening, June 6. Folks are to sign up tomorrow so they will know how many to prepare for. This is a big undertaking by our young people, so we need to support them completely.

The Vacation Bible School materials are in and look very exciting. Bible School will be held the week of July 19-23, this year.

The Town & Country Christian Men met last Saturday at our church for their monthly Prayer Breakfast. Two of us could not be there to help because we work for the SHARE Food Share program, and it was on the same morning.

Do you know, the rest of the folks got along just fine without us? What a blow to our egos! All went well, everyone else did their part, but I do want to thank Pat for stepping in to help the women out. He is our resident chef, and a good one.

SHARE Food Share program is for everyone, not just low-income people. Ernie or I have worked with in since the beginning. You sign up and pay in advance for foods delivered on the fourth Saturday of each month. Volunteers help sort and distribute good nutritious food at really affordable prices.

The basic Classic unit consists of six vegetables/fruits and three meats for $17.

The Deluxe unit consists of nine vegetables/fruits and five meats for $22. You can't beat that. A monthly newspaper tells what will be available the following month. Sign up on the second Saturday of each month or when you pick up your things on SHARE Saturday. We do need volunteers to help set up early, to help distribute items as folks come in, and to knock down later. Usually, the set-up crew works from 7-8 a.m. The distribution crew works from 8-10 a.m., and the knockdown crew works from 10-10:30 a.m. If you would be willing to help any or all of these times, please contact Maggie Morlan at 448-9501, Mary Egloff at 448-8235 or Sharon Crawford at 442-1061.

We hope to be able to greet you at church tomorrow morning. Sunday School is at 9:30 and Worship is at 10:30. See you!

Brazil First United Methodist Church

Cpl. Gregory Scott Stultz will be remembered during Pastor Tony's message tomorrow in honor of Memorial Day. Scripture will be read from the prophet Joel and used to emphasize the importance of sharing the history of our nation and the history of God's people contemporary worship at 11 a.m.

Nursery care is provided during worship and Sunday School. Sunday School is at 10:10 a.m. for all ages.

This weekend we also remember the family of Gary Boyce. Gary was killed in Vietnam 40 years ago. Members of his family are members of our church.

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

Open Hands Preschool is looking for a teacher this fall. If interessted please send a resume to brazilfirst@verizon.net

For more information, visit our website at brazilfirstumc.org

Grace Chapel Ministries

We would like to congratulate our Northview High School graduates, Alina Sebesse and Marc Schmidt and our college graduates Kurtis Fatch, Rose Hulman; Devon Chamberlain, Marion University and Kathy Deal, Principal Preparation Program, Indiana State University. All of God's best to each of you as you move forward in His plan for your life.

Awaken group will begin a Wednesday small group based on the Frances Chan book "Crazy Love." Starting June 2, at 6 p.m. at Grace. Cost of the book is $9. Everyone ages 18-25 is invited.

Join us for Concert and Dessert with Andy and Jaycie Johnson, missionaries to Italy, on Sunday, June 13, at 7 p.m.

There will be a free CPR class on June 19, from 9 a.m.-noon, for ages 13 years and up. There will be a sign-up sheet at the back of the sanctuary, or call 812-443-8000, to attend.

Each week, ministry is provided for infants-fifth grade, during our Sunday morning services. We invite your family to join us.

Senior Adult Bible Study is held each Friday at 10 a.m. You do not have to be a member of Grace to attend. The study is open to anyone who would like to learn more about God's Word and desires Christian fellowship.

Our May LifeVerse has been Ephesians 1:3, "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ."

Grace Chapel Ministries exists to be a blessing to the Lord Jesus Christ and to our community.

Community Missionary News

Carol Vanatti opened the services with congregational singing and Pastor Ken Thomas led with prayer for sick, shut-ins, our military in harms way, and spoken and unspoken requests. Pastor called Debbie Meganhart for a special number entitled "In Christ Alone." After tithes and offerings taken, Brother Thomas stated that not everyone has the gift of God, as every gift comes from God whom give the perfect gift. Everyone of us can error, can stumble; what we sow that shall we reap. Gal 6:7. God had told Adam and Eve not to eat of a certain tree and as the Bible points out; his word was not heeded and so man faces death by his wrong doing. The Lord repented that he had made man, and said he would destroy man and beast and the creepy thing and the fowls of the air, but Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. He had three sons, with family's and God told Noah to build an ark, that the end of all flesh has come before him and he would establish a covenant with Noah and his sons, and wives and thee along with two of all living flesh male and female. Gen 6:5-20

Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. Grace is the gift, not of yourself, but by our Lord given. Brother Thomas asked, how many have faith? Unless you have been tested, most of us have, and we have grown from it. People need to hear how God is working in our lives. People will see you, and some will know you by your works. We need to tell them what God has done for us. Have you found that peace, that grace, that love he gives so freely.

Brother Thomaas invites one and all to visit us at 21 W. Pinckley St. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m., with Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m., Evening Service is at 6 p.m.

Eastside Christian Church

What a beautiful day we had last Sunday. It was good to see some faces we hadn't seen for awhile. It was very good to see Helen with us. Praise God for her recent recovery.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Stearley and Brown families on the recent loss of their loved ones. Our prayers are also with the Withers family. And we also want to keep Jan and Dave in our prayers. Our church definitely believes in the power of prayer, so pray everyday.

Vacation Bible School is fast approaching. Have you volunteered to help?

Have you donated items needed by SOS?

Angel Food orders are down. Have you tried it? If not, we really need to get more orders to keep this ministry. Maybe you could give it a try in June. Menus are on the bulletin board. Pass the word to others that you think might benefit by this program. There is no criteria for ordering. It is for anyone.

We want to give our congratulations to Troy and Brandon Pierce on their graduating from Northview. Whatever your plans are, remember to keep God close.

This is Memorial Day weekend, so don't forget to remember those who have given their lives for the freedom we enjoy. We also want to pray for those who are still putting their lives on the line, so that we can continue to have this freedom. During all of your festivities, take a few moments to thank God for this country.

If you are not attending church anywhere else, or would just like to be in church this holiday weekend, we would like to invite you to be with us. Our Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m., and our worship service is at 10:30 a.m. If you have ever wondered about Heaven, Pastor Bill's class is studying Heaven. Come hear what the Bible says about Heaven.

We do offer communion every Sunday. We hope to see you soon.

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 a Memorial Sunday worship service at 10 a.m., at Hawthorne Park on Old Maple Avenue. We will celebrate what it means to be a people who knows and serves a God whose presence and action are revealed and active as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. A pitch-in picnic lunch will follow the worship service. Nursery care will be provided at the park beginning at 9:45.

Share Food orders for June can be placed through June 10 by contacting the church office.

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

First Baptist Church

Worship Him, Christ the Lord! First Baptist has many opportunities for you to praise Him, worship Him, serve Him and grow in your faith and understanding of Him.

Sunday School begins at 9:30 Sunday morning. There are classes for every one of all ages. All classes are on ground level and someone will greet you to help you find a classroom, restrooms, or the coffee.

Morning worship is at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Mark Thompson, a nursery, and Kidmo for the pre-K through 5th grade. We do have an elevator to transport you down to the fellowship room or up to the sanctuary. There will be no evening programs this holiday weekend.

Tuesday evening all committee members will meet at 6 p.m. The Coordinating Team will meet at 7 p.m. for reports, setting calendar dates and discussion. All are invited to attend.

Wednesday Bible Study is at 12:15 in the fellowship room. We will be in I Kings & 2 Chronicles studying the decline of Solomon.

THE ROCK worship service is Thursday at 7 p.m. The service is especially planned for teens and young adults, but all are encouraged to attend. There is KidMo children's programming also at this time.

Memorial weekend seems to be everyone's unofficial beginning of summer. School is out for the children and teens and our Jr. High, Sr. High, & College Youth are having a summer kick-off week. It sounds like a great time! Tuesday at 6 p.m. will be the "Mammoth Melon Fest", June 2 starts at 5 p.m. with "A Whammy Of A Water Fight Night." Thursday is "Dynamite Dodgeball Night," Friday at 6 p.m. is "Gargantuan Game Night," and Saturday at 5 p.m. concludes the week with "Volleyball For The Long Haul" which will also include flashlight hide-n-seek. These soundlike a great way to break in summer so tell your teens and encourage them to participate. Adult volunteers are needed for every event, so if you haven't signed up yet, please do so by Sunday.

Sunday, June 6 will be Youth Sunday as well as Communion Sunday. There will also be a mission dinner with tenderloin on the menu and the freewill offering.

VBS will be the week of June 14 beginning nightly at 5:30 with an evening meal for all attending.

See you Sunday!

Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church

This week at Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church

The "Just Because" pitch in went great! There was good food (lots of yummy desserts) fun games and let me say I so appreciate all of you as I trembled through my "Marble" story, you didn't laugh! Fellowship with all of your "families" is so important. Thank you to Pastor Dick and Diana for the excellent "fun" games.

A special Thanks to Walt for reading the "History of Taps" and to Clyde who played "Taps". Thank you to all our Veterans this Memorial Day!

This week at Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church:

Sunday- 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 Avalon Hapenny and Rachelle Royer.

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

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

The month of May is LOVE month. The Pastor's message for this week is: "The Golden Chain-John 14:23 Jesus replied, "If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.


Vacation Bible School - Let's set sail for a "High Seas Expedition" will be held the week of June 20-24, 6:15-8:30 p.m. Classes from 3 years and up. Teenagers will have a separate class.

Church camp will be July 18-22. Registrations will be available soon. Cost this year is $55 per camper.

Several volunteers are needed to help make plans for the annual Help-A-Family at Christmas Golf Scramble. Men and women, whether you play golf or you don't play golf. You don't even need to know what a golf ball looks like!

Remember the "Help A Family At Christmas" yard sale coming up on June 5th, 2010. Please call the church Tuesday - Friday 9-11 a.m., 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 2 miles north of US Hwy 40 on the Knightsville Road or 2 miles east of Indiana 59 on Rio Grand Road

Church Phone Number: 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!

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