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Friday, June 18, 2010

Otter Creek Christian Church

Happy Father's Day to all the fathers out there. We have and serve the greatest father of them all, GOD. If you never have felt the Love that God has for His children, then you are invited to come and worship at a place where you can feel the love, Otter Creek Christian Church, located at 6299 N. Crow St., Brazil.

Our service times are as follows- Sunday School classes for all ages at 9:30 a.m. and our Sunday Worship at 10:40 a.m. Friday Ladies Bible Study at the home of Mary Lou Farris at 10 .am.

Daily Vacation Bible School is July 19-23 10 a.m .-noon. If you need any info about the church or Pastor Steve you can call 446-5300 or 812-249-3309. You may also call 446-4007 before 11 a.m. or call 812-443-6007, after 11 a.m., to talk to Sandy and she can help you or take a message. Until we meet again, either in person or by this article, God Bless You. Please keep our military people and their families in your prayers.

Eastside Christian Church

Vacation Bible School was such a blessing. A big thanks goes out to Ron Harms for the pizzas he provided the last night. The kids, and also the adults, really enjoyed them. Once again we want to thank all of those who helped with this endeavor in any way to make it the success that it was. We did plant some seeds in some children who may have never been to church before.

Our prayers go out to the Callahan and Pugh families on the loss of their loved ones last week. And we also want to pray for Darren and Justin Fitch and those in our congregation who are having difficulties, whether it be physical or otherwise. We are glad to see Dave on the mend, and we want to keep him in our prayers.

Ansil Harpold will be with us in our worship service tomorrow. It is Father's Day, and what better way to let your father know how much you love him, than by being with him in church. This will also make your Heavenly Father happy.

Next Sunday will be our congregational meeting after the morning worship service, so be sure to be in attendance.

Here is some food for thought: The Lord is big enough to cover the whole world, yet small enough he can curl up inside your heart.

Happy Father's Day!

Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church

On Saturday, June 19, we will have our Second Annual Jonah Fish Fry at the Kennedy Crossing Bingo Center. Serving will be from 4-7 p.m. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under and children under two are free. For more information or to purchase advance tickets, contact Jeff Bridgewater at 812-241-3036 or Cody Barnard at 812-208-2373.

Our Bible School this summer is June 21-25 from 6-8 p.m. The theme is "Planet Zoom" sounds like fun doesn't it? Any questions, or to register or volunteer call Kristin at 812-607-0821.

10100 North Kennedy Crossing Road, Brazil. Located 1.5 miles north on Kennedy Crossing Road, we are the little brick church on the top of the hill. Come join us for worship. Our church congregation is growing and we welcome new members or just visitors anytime. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Worship Service and Children's Church begins at 10:30 a.m. Jeff Bridgewater is our Pastor. He can be reached at 812-241-3036.

Brazil Bible Fellowship Church

We had a great week of VBS on June 6-9. The Lord gave us great weather each night and the children were a delight. Our theme was "God's Way Boot Camp." The offering from the week is being sent to two active military personnel. The "military" lessons came from the Bible stories of Joshua and the Israelites conquering Jericho. When they followed God's instructions, the walls collapsed just like God said. Gideon and his three hundred soldiers defeated the Midianite army by blowing trumpets and each one holding a torch in the dark of night. The third lesson came from Ephesians six. God tells us about the armor that we need to be able to quench the fiery darts of Satan.

Our teens did a great job in planning and preparing the recreation time. They designed a basic obstacle course and then built a climbing wall. They also helped in other areas as well. Their servant's hearts really added to the blessing of the week.

On July 2, we will be hosting an Evidence concert. The group is a traveling team from Calvary Bible College in Kansas City, Mo. They will be singing and doing drama. The concert will be at 7 p.m. and the public is invited.

Pastor Gordon's message last Sunday came from Psalm 32:6-7. The safest place a person can be is when they have God's protection and care. This safety is found when they turn to God for help (v. 6a). The psalmist found that relief and safety from the guilt of his sin when he confessed them. God immediately wiped away the guilt of his sin. The psalmist was confident that God could protect him even when the flood waters were high and fiercely raging (v.6b). God does not promise to keep a Christian from trials and troubles but He does promise to protect him. God also can keep the Christian form trouble and evil (v. 7a). God also gives the Christian testimonies or songs about past deliverance and rescue to help him stay faithful in the times of testing (v. 7b).

This Sunday Pastor will be preaching on what the Bible teaches about being a truly loving dad. The answer is not giving your child everything they want or desire. You will have to come Sunday to hear the answer.

Brazil Bible Fellowship Church is located directly across from the 4-H fairgrounds on South 59. We are an independent, non-denominational church that wholeheartedly believes in the inspiration and inerrancy of the Scriptures. It is our desire to teach the word clearly and practically. We strongly encourage each believer to read the Scriptures and give them the tools to study so they draw out of the text what it is teaching. Pastor Gordon has been here over eight years and we are excited about what God is doing in the lives of our people and we look forward to what He will do in the future.

We invite you to join us on Sundays at 10 a.m. for Sunday School and at 11 a.m. for Worship. If you have any questions you may call the church at 442-5008 or go to our website at www.brazilbible.org or email Pastor Gordon at pastor@brazilbible.org. We are here to help you discover the truth of God's Word so that you can know the truth that can set you free from sin, be reconciled to God and grow in His grace.

Carbon United Methodist Church

First, this afternoon the church will be hosting our fourth annual Fun Day At The Park...except it won't be at the park. It will be at the Fire House Pavilion because the restrooms at the park are being renovated.

There will be hot dogs, coney dogs, chips, brownies, watermelon and drinks for everyone. The men and boys will have their basketball tournament at the park as usual. The children will have games. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the evening with us. It begins at 4 p.m., and goes until about 7 p.m.

Plans are kicking into high gear for Vacation Bible School. It will be held the week of July 19-23. The theme is "Dive Deep Into Jesus' Love -- Exploring the Depth of Jesus' Love."

Mark it on your calendar and round up all the kids. It will be and exciting week!

Tomorrow is Father's Day.

We go all out for Mother's Day, but sometimes fathers are overlooked. Remember your father and all the great fathers you know of. Do something really special for them. They are the silent, solid rock on which families are built.

Sit-coms and cartoons have a tendency to make them look foolish, but we know better, don't we?

Bring your father to church tomorrow. That would be a great way to start his special day. Our worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. You would have time to fix him breakfast in bed and still get there.

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.

Join us for 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning worship as we celebrate Father's Day with a reminder that even the most celebrated leaders grow weary and need encouragement. 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.

Register now for Galactic Blast Vacation Bible School, in session 6-8:30 p.m., June 21-24.

June Share Food orders can be picked up 8:30-10:30 a.m. next Saturday morning (26th) 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 for more information.

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 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 a 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.

We now have a new web address for the church website due to Verizon selling some of its holdings to Frontier.


Elections for Parish Council will be this weekend. Please check out their bios at the back of the church and vote for three of the four people that were nominated.

Elections for Parish Council were held last weekend and the new council members are Chris Durcholz, Martha Tempel, and Ed Burt.

Don't forget the Father's Day breakfast hosted by the Lady Knights. The event will be held in the Parish Center following 8:30 a.m. mass this Sunday.

We are in need of workers for the kitchen during bingo on Sundays. The new workers will be asked to work two times between July 4 and Sept. 26. Contact Mary Ann Froderman to volunteer.

We also need volunteers on Sundays helping with bingo.

The job is simple, easy and fun. We sell pull tabs to the customers.

If you need to have a job that requires you sitting we have a banker job (collects pull tab money from the sellers and fills out paper work) or a job selling bonanza tickets. All of these jobs are easy and require you to be there from 5:15-9 p.m. We ask one person to stay to count pull tab money and to help with the last two or three games, the rest can leave. With summer upon us we are always in need of help.

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.

With summer vacations and other obligations we are currently short of volunteers helping at bingo. We need your help. Stop by and help out one time, you'll come back. Remember we are a non-smoking facility.

Remember Speed games start at 6 p.m and early bird games start at 6:30. Regular bingo starts at 7 p.m.

During regular bingo we play 20 games with two optional coverall games called Bonanzas and the final game is a winner-take-all. We always have good food, free coffee and iced tea. We also sell Pepsi and Coke products.

Rock Run Church

The Rock Run Church will have special singing on June 20, at 7 p.m. with The Boswells.

The church is located at 14360 N. Rock Run Church Rd., Rosedale.

For more information, or directions call 812-446-0234.

First Baptist Church

Happy Father's Day week-end to all the men. Ruth Graham said one of her favorite Dad images was a dad carrying his child on his shoulders. That child had a safe place, clear view, wouldn't get tired, and could definitely keep up. Moses told the children of Israel: "The Lord your God carried you, as a man carries his son" (Deut. 1:31).

First Baptist had a wonderful Vacation Bible School. We would like to thank all the workers as well as the families who participated. Thanks also to the Mission and Hospitality committees for the delicious World Mission Offering meal last Sunday.

This Sunday begins with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. We hope you are planning now to attend. Worship service is at 10:30 a.m.

An enclosed elevator is available to assist you to reach the sanctuary. There is an adult staffed nursery for all morning services. KidMo is an active Bible application program for pre-K through fifth grade.

This group will leave the sanctuary with their leader. Because of Father's Day, there will be no evening programs.

Women's Bible Study meets Monday at 7 p.m. The Mid-week Through-the-Bible Study meets Wednesday at 12:15 in the fellowship room.

THE ROCK alternative worship service gathers at 7 p.m. Thursday in the sanctuary. All are welcome to attend.

Jr. and Sr. High Youth have adjusted their schedule for the summer months. They now meet at 7 p.m. on Fridays. All youth of the community are invited to join in the activities.

Yes, our Father's Day Family event will be NEXT Saturday, June 26. Make sure you bring lawn chairs and consider bringing fishing gear. 12:30 begins the event with food, then enjoy your afternoon with fun and fellowship.

There is one who lifts us up and carries us. He is our heavenly Father Himself. God assures us, "Even to your old age, I am He, and even to gray hairs I will carry you! I have made, and I will bear; Even I will carry, and will deliver you" (Isaiah 46:4). Come and worship Him this Sunday.

Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church

Hello from Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church! What better way to start your week than in worship to God!

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!

This week at Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church:

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 Juddy Ferry and Cassie Tiefel

This week is Vacation Bible School week at Benwood. Each evening starting this Sunday through Thursday evening from 6:15-8:30 p.m. High Seas Expedition is the theme.

During our adventures we will participate in a mission project with S.O.S. (Service on the Streets) to help our kids and our community share God's love.

Parents, grandparents, and friends are invited to join us each evening around 8 p.m. as we wrap up our daily expedition with a closing of songs and a celebration of God's love.

For more information or to register to join the expedition call Bevelyn Sampson at 443-1924 or 446-0531 and leave a message.

This Sunday is Father's Day so before you come to church let your father know how much you love him!

Pastor's message for this week is: "Children of God". Ephesians 6:1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 "Honor your father and mother"-which is the first commandment with a promise---3 "that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy life on the earth." 4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.


Church camp will be July 18-22, registrations will be available soon. Cost this year is $60 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!

Until next week remember: Volunteering makes everyone richer!

We are located two miles north of US 40 on the Knightsville Rd. or two miles east of SR59 on Rio Grand Rd.

Church Phone Number: 812-446-0531 or 812-448-2871

Carbon Baptist Church

Hello from Carbon Baptist Church.

Hope you are enjoying the summer and taking time to enjoy friends and family.

We want to take a moment and wish all fathers a very happy and special Father's Day.

We are gearing up for our annual park booth during the Fourth of July Celebration.

We will once again be selling our world famous fresh tenderloins.

Everyone is invited to stop by the booth, July 1-4.

Our youth will be taking a canoe trip this Thursday. Anyone interested needs to call the church office.

Our Church camp is July 26-30. Cost is $85 per child. Contact the church office for more information, and to fill out forms.

Have a wonderful week. God Bless.

Brazil First United Methodist Church

All fathers and sons will be given a small appreciation gift after worship service tomorrow, June 20. Pastor Tony Alstott will share a short message entitled, "Be There." He will answer questions from the congregation concerning Scripture, personal life, and the life of the church. Worship is at 9 a.m., and 11 a.m.

A Farewell Open House for the Alstott family is scheduled for Friday, June 25, 5-8 p.m. in Traylor Hall at Brazil First United Methodist Church. The community is welcome to stop and share a special memory with the Alstotts.

You may include a note and/or a picture on a 8.5x11 page to be inserted in a memory book that will be presented to the Alstotts at the conclusion of the Open House.

Pastor Tony and his daughter Ahnya served as Northview's Girls Soccer Coaches. Tony was Huddle Coach of Northview's Fellowship of Christian Athletes for seven years.

Rhonda has served as the Local County Coordinator for a Drug Free Indiana and as a case manager for the Hamilton Center.

Rhonda has also been a co-leader for Silver Sneakers at the YMCA. Ahnya, Rachel and Josiah have been a part of the Northview Marching Knights' State Championships. Caleb attended Meridian Elementary, and Mary attended First Christian Daycare.

Look for our Frozen Custard and Strawberries at the Rotary Fourth of July Celebration next week.

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

Vacation Bible School is scheduled for July 6-9.

For more information, visit our website at brazilfirstumc.org.

Community Missionary Church

The services were opened with Carol Vanatti leading congregational singing followed by a special invited to the ladies of come out for a Ladies Bible Study.

The first study is planned for June 24. For more information, call 812-442-0600. The public is invited to attend.

There was a surprise presentation to all the children by Pastor Ken Thomas, giving out books of McDonalds gift certificates. Pastor prayed for our sick, shut-ins, spoken and unspoken requests, and our military in harms way.

And thanking the Lord for Wayne and Phyllis West being back among our midst. Then Pastor introduced Travis Terrel for the special number, "Thank you for giving to the Lord."

Pastor Thomas opened the sermon with things that make him happy: at a ballgame seeing his grandson hit the ball; the car starting; perhaps a Sunday dinner with the family all gathered around the dinner table; everyone else around him as happy. Most of all though, "Knowing the Lord." Being happy having love, faith and wisdom, gets you to the bases and God's love will help you win the game.

Romans 5:1 "Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ," and prayer is the greatest power on Earth.

Pastor Thomas closed with prayer, and prayed with those coming forth to the alter. God's grace is greater than all our sins.

Pastor Thomas and his wife invite everyone to visit our services, Sunday School at 10:30 a.m., Morning Worship 11:30 a.m. and Evening Services at 6 p.m.

There is plenty of parking available and heat and air conditioning.

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