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Friday, July 23, 2010

Brazil Nazarene Church

Hot enough for you? Is your air conditioner not working and your fans just don't help much? If so, our church has a "Cool Spot" in the Family Center. Cool air, iced drinks, G-rated movies on a large screen, puzzles, games, or you could bring a good book to read. We open whenever the temperature gets to 90. The time is 2-4 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. There is no charge. Any questions call Erin at 448-3188 or 446-0371, our church phone. Any one who needs to cool off is welcome.

This past Wednesday several people from our church and some folks from Freedom Church, traveled to the Southwest Indiana District Church of the Nazarene located at Camp Camby, Camby Indiana to attend the Ordination Service for Reverend Richard W. Wetnight, known to many of you as "Rick." Dr. Jerry Porter, General Superintendent, gave the message and ordination ritual.

Rev. Wetnight is a long standing member of our church and is loved and missed as he is now ministering a church in Freedom. Rick is the son of Beulah and the late Morris Wetnight. A great surprise to the guests from Brazil was the attendance of Rev. Al Dicer, our pastor before Rev. Bechtel. Rev. Dicer traveled from Orlando, Florida to attend Rick's ordination. It was a beautiful service followed by a wonderful reception for the Ordinands. Congratulations Rev. Wetnight, we love you.

Our church sanctuary really is looking nice. We have lovely new carpeting, remodeled bath rooms and soon will have a new roof. We also are moving our canopy to a new location which will be a real welcome for many as the old canopy to the entrance of the West side of the church had many steep steps to climb. Before long a person will be able to get out of their vehicle on a flat surface and not be in the elements. Many of our church members and also our pastor have put in many, hard working hours on the project. Thank you all.

Wednesday night at 7 p.m., we still have our children's church in the Family Life Center. We offer Bible lessons, refreshments and games. We also have bus service for those who need transportation. Any child in our community is welcome.

The 3rd Friday of each month at 5:30 p.m., our Community Outreach Committee offers a free delicious meal to our neighborhood friends but welcome anyone who would like a meal. Call 448-3188 or 446-0371, if you would like to join us. If no answer, just leave a message and your phone number.

If you are not attending church some where, we warmly invite you to join us for Sunday School at 9 a.m. and Worship at 10 a.m. Please read our church advertisement today in the Brazil Times for a list and times of other services. Casual dress is appropriate.

Have a blessed week.

Bee Ridge Congregational Church

Our church congregation is growing and we welcome new members or just visitors anytime.

Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:15 a.m. Worship Service and Children's Church begins at 10:30 a.m. This Sunday, July 25 (that's tomorrow) please join us for a special presentation. We have the pleasure of hosting "Mercy's Well" a top male trio group. Weather permitting our service will be held outside.

Bee Ridge Church is located 1.5 miles north on Kennedy Crossing Road, we are the brick church on the top of the hill. Come join us for worship.

An upcoming event is our Annual Ice Cream Social on August 21, watch for details.

Jeff Bridgewater is our Pastor, and can be reached at 812 241-3036.

Little Historic Church at Carbon

The Little Historic Church at Carbon will have their Friday program on August 6. There will be a pitch-in dinner at 6 p.m., with the program at 7 p.m.

This month the entertainment will be provided by the Maurey Family of Brazil.

Everyone is invited to attend.

Otter Creek Christian Church

Greetings from your friends at Otter Creek Christian Church. We just finished a fantastic week of vbs and may I add never a dull moment. The verse that I would like for us to look at today is from the book of Matthew. Matthew 6:33 says- Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and all these things will be added unto you. This means that we are to put God first in our lives and to surrender our self-will to His will and fulfill His purpose for our lives and all the things that we need in this life will be provided, burt we sometimes get what we need and what we want mixed up. Trust God and He will provide.

We would like to invite you out to Otter Creek Church 6299 N. Crow Street, Brazil. Our church phone number is 812-446-5300, Pastor Steve's home 812-446-4007 or call 812-249-3309. Please leave a message with Sandy by calling 812-443-6007 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday thru Saturday. Our service times are as follows- 9:30 a.m. Sunday school for all ages, 10:40 a.m. Worship. Friday Bible study 12600 E. Grotto Road Brazil.

Special Events- July 24 Church open mike night 6 p.m. with pitch-in supper to follow. Sept. 11 Ice cream social. More info about that to come next week but go ahead and mark your calendars. Keep pur millitary men and women in your prayers. God Bless you and until we meet again keep looking towards that eastern sky and listening for that trumpet sound.

Union Christian Church

Union Christian Church, 5350 E. Hulman Dr., Terre Haute, will be the site of a backlot concert at 6 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 8.

The concert will feature Bruce "Elvis" Borders, weather permitting.

Those interested in attending are encouraged to bring their own lawn chair.

In addition, the church will feature Wildwood Fellowship at 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 12. Joe Edwards from the Grand Ole Opry will be on hand for the festivities.

For more information, call 1-812-877-1187.

The Door Christian Fellowship Church

Pastor Tom Roeschlein and The Door Christian Fellowship Church extend a cordial invitation to come worhsip with the in their new location. The Door is now located at 100 N. Forest Ave., in the sanctuary of what previously had been the activity center for SOS ministries.

Worship services are at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday, and 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

Enter on the main steps or the wheelchair ramp into the sanctuary with both on E. McDonald St.

For more information, or transportation, call 442-8470 or 201-3966.

Carbon Baptist Church

On Monday, July 26, the youth will be leaving from the church at 1 p.m. and returning on at 1 p.m. Friday, July 30, for church camp. Have a safe and wonderful week. They will all be in our prayers.

Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. the Ladies Ministry will meet at Carolyn Boyd's home.

On Wednesday, at 6 p.m. will be Praise and Worship, with Cell groups at 7 p.m. Due to church camp, there will not be college or high school Bible Study.

Once again this year, there will be a basket in the foyer for donations for school supplies. This will help fill their back packs for the new school year.

Call Judy Randall at 812-448-3454 to add a prayer to the prayer chain, or to added the the contact list.

Church office hours are Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to noon.

Center Point United Methodist Church

SCHOOL! Yes, it's that time of year---again! The stores are full of the reminders that school will be in session in just a short time. And, once again we will be trying to help those who are finding it difficult, if not impossible to provide the needs their children have as school begins.

S.O.S. (Serving on the Streets) is helping by providing back packs and school supplies. Our church sent around a sign up sheet to provide scissors, pink erasers and pencil boxes. These are some of the items we were told that SOS comes up short on when filling the packs. If you, or your church is not involved with this effort in any way, why not join in and provide something to help out. It could be a "drive" to provide one or two items, as we have decided to do. Whatever help is provided will be greatly appreciated.

That reminds me of PB's (Paster Bob Kumpf) message Sunday. The message titled "My Trophies" was about our gathering earthly trophies that will gather dust and eventually lose their meaning. But, eternal trophies are those things that affect the relationships, friendships and lives of those with whom we come in contact. PB pointed out that these are the true trophies. They are our living letters----our credentials for calling ourselves Christians. Helping out with SOS in Brazil or the 14th and Chestnut Community Center in Terre Haute are in the eternal trophies category. Those two missions touch so many lives. We will never fully know what God has accomplished through our help, until we get to heaven.

This coming Sunday, July 25, PB has a message titled "For this Reason." It comes from the book of Ephesians 3:14-21. The Apostle Paul often uses the phrase "for this reason" and "therefore." Those are words indicating that we should pay attention to what he has said previously. PB will share with us Paul's concern about the church being the family of God. Paul draws their (and our) attention to being a part of the eternal family of saints past and those yet to come.

As always, you are welcome to join us for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and/or worship service at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday. God bless you. Have a great weekend.

Seelyville United Methodist Church

Seelyville United Methodist Church is a 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 to celebrate our connection with over 1200 Indiana United Methodist churches and over 225,000 United Methodist Hoosiers. A time of fellowship follows worship withSunday School for all ages beginning at 10:45 a.m. Nursery care is provided beginning at 9:15 a.m.

July Share Food orders can be picked up 8:30-10:30 a.m. next Saturday morning (31st) in Fellowship Hall on the lower level of the church.

Tickets for the August 14 Jonah fish Fry are available from church members or through the church office.

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

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Thomas opened with "I'm thankful we can gather heree in this place, praising the Lord and praying a thankful prayer for all, and turning it over to, Carol Vanatti for congregational singing. After offering of tithes and offerings, Brother Thomas prayed for those sick and shut-ins, those recovering and awaiting surgery, and for spoken and unspoken requests, and our military in harms way.

This week has been some hectic with 4-H Fair starting and our plans for a fish fry and homecoming in the near future, and our pastor reminds us to be mindful of the Lord.

Carol Vanatti sang our special this week, "On Holy Ground," a beautiful number always appropriate.

Pastor's message centered around "the heart." "Love thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul and with all they strength, and with all they mind, and thy neighbor as thyself." Brother Thomas said if you don't have Jesus, some have "conjestive heart." Let God clear out these troubling areas and the heart will work for and with the Lord.

We think of so many marriages falling apart and those with broken hearts sadly needed Jesus in their life. People can fool pastors, friends, and others, but not God, He knows the heart.

The writer knew the battle for the heart, and with all modern medicines, surgeries and the stints, bypasses, pacemakers, etc. Jesus makes the difference in your heart. It means everything, that's why we gather together that people may see God and the love we have for others.

Brother Thomas closed withasking "How much of my heart have I given to the Lord?"

You are invited to join Brother Thomas and wife and church family at 21 W. Pinckley for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m. and Evening service at 6 p.m.

Plenty of parking, baby cry room and air conditioning. Come and visit.

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 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


The next Knights of Columbus meeting is Aug. 9 at 7:15 p.m. Our new Grand Knight, Jeff Etling, says the meetings will only be an hour which gives us time for some socializing afterward.

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 nonsmoking facility.

Remember Speed games start at 6 p.m., andearly 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.

Carbon United Methodist Church

53rd Annual Homemade Ice Cream Social at Carbon United Methodist Church will be Friday, August 13, from 4:30-7 p.m.

Foods available are Homemade Ice Cream, Homemade Barbecue Sandwiches, Homemade Pimento Cheese Sandwiches, Hot Dogs & Coney Dogs, Salads, Cakes & Pies, Strawberries & Shortcake w/wo Ice Cream, Drinks. All food items individually priced.

The church is located five milesnorth of Brazil on SR59 and one mile east.

Ashboro United Methodist Church

The Ashboro United Methodist Church, south of Brazil on SR 59, is having their 33rd annual Ice Cream Social on Saturday, July 31, starting at 5 p.m.

There will be plenty of sandwiches, pies, cakes and entertainment. Please come and join the fellowship. For more information, call Gena Stephens at 812-939-0403.

Friendly Benwood Community Christian Youth Campground

An all-you-can-eat Country Rhodes Fish Fry, on Saturday, Aug. 7 from 4-7 p.m.

Menu will consist of catfish, walleye, popcorn shrimp, chicken nuggets or strips, applesauce, coleslaw, baked beans, tea and lemonade. Desserts are available, sold separately. Prices are $8 for adults, $6 for children under the age of 12.

Friendly Benwood Community Christian Youth Campground is located at 525 E. CR 1200 N., Brazil. For more information or tickets, call Bob at 765-720-9056, Don at 765-592-1575, or Dan 812-201-1746.

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