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Church news

Friday, June 25, 2010

Brazil First United Methodist Church

Ashlyn Bethany Jones, daughter of Jason and Andrea Jones, will be baptized tomorrow.

Pastor Tony Alstott will preach his final sermon as the pastor of Brazil First United Methodist Church. The message, "Grace and Peace to You," will be based on the text from Second Corinthians 1:1-5. Worship times are 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

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

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

Vacation Bible School is scheduled fro July 6-9.

For more information, visit our websited at brazilfirstumc.org

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 am., and 12:30 pm., 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.

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.


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-Sept. 26. Contact Mary Ann Froderman to volunteer.

One of the air conditioners at Kennedy Crossing is being replaced this week. Hopefully we can keep it cool enough for everyone.

The Knights of Columbus are remodeling the council meeting room. It looks a lot bigger since we tore down a closet and will soon look a lot nicer when we get the ceiling up. The next Knights meeting is Monday at 7:30 p.m.

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 p.m. 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 always have good food, free coffee and iced tea. We also sell Pepsi and Coke products.

Community Missionary Church

Service was opened with Carol Vanatti leading our congregational singing. Pastor led in prayer for spoken and unspoked requests, shut-ins, service personnel in harm's way and closed with praise and thanks for those God healed that they could be in our service today.

Pastor Ken Thomas said "the weight of the world is upon our shoulders, fathers." He called all fathers forward to receive a gift from the church. Brother Thomas asked, "If God allows you to be you, then are you what you should be?" He went on to say that what fathers and grandfathers didn't teach him, other Godly men did. He further added that all men should show emotion, men hold their emotions inside, and should show them. If they hurt, then you may cry. Pastor Thomas said his father never taught patience. Many others but not patience. Most men need to show patience and not anger, as little eyes watching and learning from father.

It was so good to see Greg Justice with his two daughters in our midst, and Wilma's son Kevi and wife from Indianapolis. There were several other visitors whom returned home to be with dad and mom.

Brother Thomas closed asking, "If God looks down on you today, can he say they are my sons and I'm proud of them?"

Pastor Thomas and his wife invites one and all to come back and visit us. Our Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m., and Morning Worship is at 10:30 a.m., with Evening Services at 6 p.m.

All are welcome and we have plenty of parking space and air-conditioning.

First Baptist Church

Picnic! Today at 12:30 the Father's Day Event for all will be held at Martin's Lake. All you have to bring are lawn chairs and fishing gear. This is a family event with games and food (including homemade ice cream and pie for dessert).

This Sunday is Donut Fellowship. Donuts and beverages will be available at 8:45 until Sunday School. Sunday School classes start at 9:30.

Morning worship begins at 10:30 with Pastor Mark Thompson. An adult-staffed nursery is available. The nursery is a large, inviting room providing a safe and friendly atmosphere for the children. KidMo is our program for pre-K through 5th grade. They leave from the sanctuary following opening prayer and praise.

Evening service begins at 6 p.m. studying spiritual growth and discipline.

The Ladies' Monday Bible Study will meet at 7 p.m., at the church.

Wednesday at 12:15 is our mid-week Bible Study. We are in the Psalms of guidance. We meet in a cool room at tables and coffee is provided. In 2 Tim. 2, Paul tells us to take time for diligent and careful study, asking for the Holy Spirit's guidance. This week's devotion reminds us to "apply yourself to the study of the Bible and apply the Bible to yourself."

THE ROCK alternative service gathers at 7 p.m., on Thursday for praise and worship.

The Middle School and High School Youth meet every Friday at 7 p.m., during these summer months.

From Sunday to Sunday there is something at First Baptist for you.

Harmony United Methodist Church

This Sunday we say good-bye to Pastor Bob and Carolyn. After eight years of serving at Harmony UMC they will be moving on. This will be a morning filled with many memories of joyous past events: weddings, Vacation Bible Schools, baptisms, fish fries and dinners (maybe even a good sermon message). And we will remember some rough times as well: illness and accidents, broken dreams and loss of loved ones. We will be closing a page in our journey together.

The sermon message this week is from 1 Timothy 1:12 -17. It is Paul's letter to Timothy giving God thanks for allowing him to be the messenger of the "Good News" to the world. It talks of the risk that God took in using him to take that message and how it was only by God's grace that he had had any success at all.

It seems that this is the same story for me (Pastor Bob). God has allowed me the blessings of serving and sharing His grace and the promise of Christ in many ways over the past years. And He has used the people of Harmony UMC to also bless me during this time. That is the real theme for Paul's letter to Timothy and the message He has for us today: it isn't about the messenger, it's about the message!

Next week we will welcome Pastor Terry Jeffers, wife Becky and daughter Jennifer. Please come and celebrate with us. Sunday Worship is at 9 a.m., and Sunday School at 10:30 a.m.

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 Sunday morning worship when we celebrate Vacation Bible School. A time of fellowship follows worship with Sunday School for all ages beginning at 10:45. Nursery care is provided beginning at 9:15.

Share Food orders for July can be placed through July 15 by contacting the church office.

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

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 Studay at 6 p.m.

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

Bee Ridge Congregational Christian Church

Last Saturday we held our Second Annual Fish Fry.

It was a success. Thanks to all who contributed your time and delicious desserts.

Our Bible School this summer is June 21-25 from 6-8:00 pm. The theme is "Planet Zoom" we will celebrate this Sunday with a short program during our church service. Join us if you can.....see all the talented children perform!

Located 1 miles north on Kennedy Crossing Road, we are the little brick church on the top of the hill, 10100 North Kennedy Crossing Road, Brazil.

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 am. Worship Service and Children's Church begins at 10:30 am.

For more information, Pastor Jeff Bridgewater can be reached at 812 241-3036.

Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church

Greetings from Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church!

This week at Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church: Sunday

9:30 a.m. Sunday school (classes for all ages)

10:30 a.m. Morning Worship

7 p.m. Evening Worship

Children's Church (for ages through 3rd grade)

This week's Children's Church teachers will be Caitlynn McKinney and Matt McKinney

Wednesday Bible Study-The Book of Daniel

Vacation Bible School took place this past week and was very successful. Thanks to Cathy McLin for all her hard work in the organizing and to all the volunteers that also put a lot of effort and time in the sharing of God's Word.

Pastor's message for this week is: "Jesus Knew What He Would Do" John 6:6 He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.


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

Several volunteers are still 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! We need people who will contact businesses about sponsoring the event.

Until next week remember: Volunteering makes everyone richer!

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!

Union Christian Church

We will be having BackLot Concerts, starting with Sunday July 11, at 6 p.m. with "Salt Cured."

On Sunday, Aug. 8, at 6 p.m. will be Bruce "Elvis" Borders, and Sunday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m., will be Wildwood Fellowship, featuring Joe Edwards from the Grand Ole Opry.

Bring your lawn chairs.

Union Christian Church is located at 5350 E. Hulman Dr., Terre Haute. For more information, call 812-877-1187.

Brazil Nazarene Church

It's hot outside!

Need a cool spot to sit, have a cold drink, watch a movie or make new friends?

If so, please join us at the Brazil Nazarene Church Family Center, 1002 E. National Ave. (between Eastside School and St. Vincent's Hospital), on weekdays when the temperature is over 90 degrees. We will open our family center from 2-6 p.m.

There you will find an air conditioned area to relax, have free cold drink, watch a movie, read a book, play a board game, work a puzzle or make new friends.

It's free to anyone who needs a place to cool off!

Look for our signs in front of the building and on doors for days that we're open

Got questions? Contact Erin Hood at 448-3188 or the church office at 446-0371.

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