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Friday, July 2, 2010

Carbon United Methodist Church

Each year, we have a small miracle happen in our flowerbed at the church. We feel that God is taking care of that flowerbed, as small and as insignificant as it is. The miracle? Every year, some pretty new flower appears and thrives where we have not planted anything. Year before last, it was some beautiful little yellow flowers. They just showed up. We don't know what they are.

If the flowers are weeds, they are beautiful weeds.

Last year, it was Cleome or Spider plants. This year, it has been one beautiful Cosmos. No one plants them, they just appear. And we love these little surprises! Thank You, Lord.

Vacation Bible School is coming around fast!

It will be the week of July 19-23, at 6:15 p.m. Although the Carbon Church of the Nazarene and the Carbon United Methodist Church are working together on Bible School again this year, it all starts at the Methodist Church. After the opening each evening, the folks from the Nazarene Church will take all the preschoolers over to their place so the little ones can have their own program. All the others will remain at the Methodist church where they will have games, a Bible story, refreshments, crafts, memory verse activities, songs, and a lot of fun together. The little ones will return to the Methodist Church for the closing each evening.

We are all looking forward to VBS and getting prepared for it. So spread the word among your young friends and get them excited about coming.

You know, it won't be long until time for our 53rd Annual Ice Cream Supper. It will be on Friday, August 13, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Put it on your calendar now, you won't want to miss it.

The doors are open ... we're air conditioned ... we're warm and friendly ... God is with us. We need you to be with us too. Come at 10:30 Sunday to start your week right with the Lord.

Center Point United Methodist Church

Hello from Center Point. If you are like us, summer keeps you on the go! We have had our Vacation Bible School, Annual Conference and our second annual Walk for Missions. All in the month of June -- maybe that's why we forgot to arrange for the pies to give away on Father's Day! (Sigh) Life gets hectic. But the children were blessed in VBS, annual conference gave our outgoing pastor a wonderful retirement ceremony and our walk for missions raised 24 percent more than last year's walk. God is faithful.

Our second walk for missions raised $670 to send to our Midwest Distribution Center to provide "flood buckets" to flood victims all over the United States. (At least the eastern part. I will have to check into that and see how wide spread our distribution goes.) That was in addition to over $800.00 recently sent. Flood buckets, in case you are wondering, are cleaning supplies packed in a 5 gallon bucket that has a lid. These are sent to people who have experienced a flood and now must clean up their homes. Following the recent flooding in Nashville, Tenn., flood buckets were sent there to help the people clean up. This is why we chose to support this mission with the funds from our walk. There always seems to be flooding somewhere. The Mission Committee would like to thank all who participated in the walk and those who supported the mission effort financially.

We are looking forward to welcoming our new pastor the first Sunday in July as we say farewell to Pastor Myron James. Pastor Bob Kumpf will be filling the pulpit. We look forward to getting to know him and his wife, Carolyn. If you do not have a church home you are welcome at Center Point. Sunday School starts at 9:30, and church starts at 10:30, Sunday mornings. God bless you and have a great weekend.

Eastside Christian Church

What beautiful Sundays we have had the last couple of weeks. Ansil Harpold was with us on the 20th, and it was so good to have him with us. Ansil is with the prison ministry, and what a great job that organization does. It is never too late for anyone to come to the Lord, and that ministry definitely works to save as many as they can. Thank you Ansil for sharing with us.

Last Sunday some of the participants in Vacation Bible School performed some of the songs that were learned there. What a blessing it was to witness what was learned in VBS.

We want to pray for the Freeman family, who lost their loved one, Bill, this past week. We also want to pray for those who are on vacations, that they will come back safely. Also, remember to pray for those having any type of difficulty, whether it be physical or otherwise. Prayer does work

It was good to have Millie back, and we want to thank her and Ann for the beautiful songs they played.

Next week is Angel Food ordering time again. Someone will be at the church on Tuesday and Thursday evenings to take your orders. If you need a menu and do not have access to a computer, please let Sharon, 812-448-1030, know , and she will get one to you,

This is our Independence Day weekend, so we want to remember those who have fought to keep us free. Remember to pray, and have a safe and wonderful holiday.

God Bless America!

Otter Creek Christian Church

Tomorrow will be another celebration, a celebration of freedom for our country and way of life. We should thank the men and women who fought for our freedom but if it had not been for Christ dying for our sins we would still be bound by the ties of sin. Jesus is the real reason we have freedom.

In 2nd Chronicles 7: 14 says "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."

You see we have a responsibility, especially if you are His people, Humble yourself, Pray, Seek God's face and Turn from your wicked ways. Remember our ways are not God's ways so really take a look at yourself and see where you don't measure up to God's purpose for your life.

Before you judge someone else, take a look in the mirror and see what reflects back at you. Are you living up to what the Bible wants you to do?

If you have no church home or are visiting the area you are invited to Otter Creek Christian Church located at 6299 N. Crow Street, Brazil, In. Our phone number is 812-446-4007 or 812-443-6007.

Service times are 9:30 a.m. Study classes for appropriate ages and 10:40 a.m. Worship

Ladies Bible Study at 10 a.m. at Mary Farris'

VBS is July 19-23, 9:30 a.m.-noon.

Be in prayer for our military and the gulf coast (oil spill) as well as hurricane.

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" Boarders, 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.

Harmony United Methodist Church

Harmony United Methodist Church is holding a Welcome Breakfast for their new pastor, Terry Jeffers, this Sunday morning July 4th at 8 a.m. Judy Maurer is making her Grandma Pell's recipe for homemade pancakes and syrup. Husband Fritz will be helping with baking the Smoky Links. Gail Roach will be making a breakfast casserole.

Anyone wishing to bring breakfast goodies is encouraged to bring them. This will be a nice kick off for the 4th of July. Everyone is welcome to come out and meet the new pastor, his wife, and their daughter.

Brazil First United Methodist Church

Vacation Bible School begins on Tuesday, July 6, from 9 a.m.-noon, and continues through to Friday, July 9. Our theme is the High Seas. Children ages 3 through fifth grade are invited to participate. Early registration is Sunday morning during worship or 8:30 am., on Tuesday.

We welcome Pastor Greg Rittenshouse as the new pastor of Brazil First United Methodist Church. Greg will be preaching at the traditional service at 9 a.m. and the contemporary service at 11 a.m.

Look for our Frozen Custard and Strawberries at the Rotary Carnival.

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.

Christian Women's Club of Terre Haute

The Christian Women's Club of Terre Haute invites you and your friends to a special luncheon celebrating their 40th anniversary, on Tuesday, July 20, at 11 a.m., at the Country Club of Terre Haute, 57 Allendale, Terre Haute.

James Kesler, Indianapolis, will be the special feature; Lynn Hodge, Indianapolis, the speaker and Travis Terrell, Brazil with special music.

Price will be $13.50 inclusive. Make checks payable to CWCTH, with your name and how many attending. Mail to Donna Reece, 6607 W. 200 S., Cory, Ind. 47846. Reservations must be mailed by Monday, July 12. Cancellations are necessary by Thursday, July 15, by phoning Doris at 812-466-5637.

First Baptist Church

"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address.

Reading this is one reminder of why you are invited to worship with us this Sunday and participate in the many activities throughout the week. Our goal is that First Baptist will always be a place where everyone can learn and grow in Jesus Christ.

Sunday school classes begin at 9:30, with classes for all ages. Communion will be a focal part of our service of worship beginning at 10:30. There is an adult-supervised nursery and KidMo program for pre-K through 5th grade.

There will be no evening programs this 4th of July.

Women's Bible Study is at 7 p.m., Monday. The Mid-Week Bible Study at 12:30, Wednesday, is continuing its study in the Psalms.

You are invited to worship again at THE ROCK on Thursday, at 7 p.m. This is a special opportunity if you were not able to worship Sunday. There is special programming for all children.

The High School and Middle School Youth will meet at 7 p.m., Friday. All youth of the community are invited to participate.

Can't find what you are truly looking for? It might be here. See you Sunday.

Terre Haute after 5

The Terre Haute after 5 invite you to "Tour the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice," on Tuesday, July 20, at 6 p.m.

Stop and smell the violets, come see how the Sister's of St. Mary's work to be self-supporting and to save the environment. We will meet at the Providence Center at 6 p.m., to tour the White Violet Center, then return to Providence Center for dinner and program at 7 p.m.

Speaker will be Lynn Hodge, Indianapolis, giving a humorous and encouraging speech "When Life Give you Bacon Grease."

Call Joretta for reservations at 812-877-9633. Cost is $14 inclusive.

Community Missionary

Carol Vanatti opened services with congregational singing led by Pastor offering prayer for shut-ins, sick, spoken and unspoken requests and our military in harms way.

His sermon pointed out that "Thou shall love thy neighbor as thy self." How many widows and orphans are living down the road or around the corner from you that you could help and even invite to church. A step further and you could offer to bring them. Jesus said to "Come, follow me." People followed Jesus many time for they knew he spoke the truth, healed the dick and lame, fed them and they wanted to hear more.

Today, many people follow Jesus, and when some speak out, others get a blessing, and in turn they themselves with overflowing blessings. Sometimes we get lost on the road to follow Jesus, we get tied up in little things for "me." It is hard to deny self. We tend to want to hold our something and that gets us in trouble. Let us top and take note of where we are in life and what God wants us to do.

We'll follow Jesus as long as he is going our way and then we stumble. Are you following Jesus, today? We are not perfect, but we can turn around. Let us remember that Jesus was put upon the cross for that our sins be washed away.

Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., and Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m., Evening Service is at 6 p.m.

Pastor and Mrs. Thomas invited you out this week. Come visit us and enjoy God's word.

Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church

Greetings from Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church!

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

Becky Proffitt and Mandi Eldridge

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

Pastor's message for this week is: " Laying Foundations" Matthew 7:24 "Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.

Looking Ahead: 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.

We are located two miles north of US Hwy 40 on the Knightsville Road or two miles east of SR 59 on Rio Grand Road. For more information, contact 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! Until next week remember: Shape a young mind, teach them to LOVE God.

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 SR 59.

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.

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