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CHURCH NEWS

Friday, July 30, 2010

Bethel United Methodist Church

Bethel United Methodist Church, 924 Pinckley Street will be having their monthly evening worship service on Sunday, Aug. 1, at 7 p.m.

Music will be provided by Dave Henry. Please join us afterward for refreshments.

Little Historic Church at Carbon

The Little Historic Church at Carbon will have their Friday program on Aug. 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.

First Baptist Church

Worship with us at First Baptist on the corner of Maple and Walnut streets this Sunday, the first day of August. We will celebrate Communion, which commemorates the sacrifice of the Lord who died for our sins but rose again and lives today.

Sunday School programs for all ages begin at 9:30 a.m., with worship starting at 10:30. There is an elevator to take you to the fellowship room and the sanctuary.

The Reverend Dr. Marc Kirkoff will be bringing the morning message. Last week Dr. Kirkoff told us there are over 2,350 verses in the scriptures dealing with money and possessions and that money problems are symptoms of life problems.

There will be an adult staffed nursery and KidMo for the pre-school through 5th graders.

Sunday evening, at 6 p.m., we will view the movie "A Man Called Norman." This is a Focus on the Family film. Evangelist Mike Adkins describes how his life was changed as he shared the Gospel with his neighbor Norman.

Wednesday Through the Bible Study meets in the fellowship room at 12:15 p.m. You don't have to attend FBC to participate in the Bible Study.

THE ROCK worship service is Thursday, at 7 p.m. Pastor Mark Thompson will lead this service. There is a nursery and KidMo for the children.

Middle and High School Youth gather Friday at 7 p.m., for their special time of fellowship and study. Their schedule will be changing soon with the starting of school. The younger ones are looking forward to the starting of AWANA coming soon.

Sunday, Aug. 8, will be our Sunday School Picnic at Forest Park. Hospitality Committee will supply the fried chicken, drinks, and table service. You will bring yourself and a covered dish. There will be lots of food and fun!

Don't forget Communion Sunday and our guest speaker, Rev. Kirkoff. We'll be looking for you.

Abundant Life Worship Center

Abundant Life Worship Center would like to invite the entire community to a special night of worship at ALWC this evening at 7 p.m. We will be hosting one of the nation's premiere worship bands, "Ascend the Hill."

Ascend the Hill travels extensively across the United States carrying a contagious passion for the presence of God everywhere they go. There will be no real agenda, no preaching, no promotion of any church at this event. Our one goal will be to lift up the name of Jesus through worship.

Abundant Life is located at 600 Forrest St. in Clay City. Log on to www.alwconline.com for more info. Check out Ascend the Hill at www.ascendthehillband.com.

Ashboro United Methodist Church

The Ashboro United Methodist Church, south of Brazil on SR 59, is having their 33rd annual Ice Cream Social today, 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.

Center Point United Methodist Church

Well, it's official! The church picnic will be held on Sunday, Aug. 15. After worship services, we will gather at the Bedwell's home just outside Center Point. We usually eat around 12:30 p.m., and have games, swim in the pool and visit with one another. It's great to be a part of a local congregation. It's a true picture of being part of the body of Christ, the family of God. But the church at play is not the only aspect of being a Christian.

In Pastor Bob's sermon Sunday, "For This Reason," he showed us that the Apostle Paul was encouraging the Ephesians to grow. They were doing a lot to spread the gospel, but there was more that could be accomplished. He wanted them to expand their ministry -- just as Jesus wants us to expand ours. We need reminded from time to time to examine our priorities. Thankfully, God is ready, willing and able to "grow us in understanding". One of the things in PB's message that stood out to me was this: "The world says, 'You can't do it!' God say, 'Yes, we can!"

"Come and Get It" is the title of PB's message for the first Sunday in August. That reminds me of my childhood. When Mom had the meal ready she would have one of us kids yell "Come and get it". And all six of us kids and Dad, too, would show up in a hurry to eat the food she had prepared. That's the message of Isaiah 55: 1-9. God says, "If you are thirsty or hungry, I've got what you need. Come get it while you can." This is a beautiful passage of scripture! I can't wait to hear what God has to share with us through PB's message.

Hey, don't forget about Ashboro's Ice Cream Social today. It starts at 5 p.m. And, I just found out that they have more than ice cream available. They have sandwiches, too! So, come have a bite to eat and listen to the entertainment in a shady spot. The church is on Hwy. 59 just north of 46.

Have a great weekend. Join the body of Christ in worship somewhere this Sunday. Our services are: Sunday School 9:30 a.m., and Worship at 10:30 a.m.

Brazil Bible Fellowship Church

Jeremiah 29:11 says "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." (NIV) That verse has been our theme for the month of July. God gave this message to Jeremiah regarding Israel when they were in captivity.

Although the circumstances were difficult and it did not appear that God was in control, He was. It did not feel like it but God did and does have a great plan for Israel. By way of application today, God's plan, for those who confess they are sinners and believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for their sin, does give hope and a beautiful future of heaven. His plan for the immediate future may include blessing and hardship but the believer knows that God is in control even when it may not appear that way.

The next teen outing that is planned is Aug. 22.

We are having a back-to-school roller skating and youth fellowship time at Skate World in Terre Haute from 5-7 p.m. All teens in middle and high school are invited. Admission is free but there is a skate rental fee. Call the church at 442-5008 for more information. Seventeen teens enjoyed a canoe trip down the Sugar Creek last week. The leaders actually made it the entire trip without getting dunked.

Pastor Gordon has begun preaching through the book of Philippinans during the morning worship service. Last Sunday we were encouraged to hear the background to Paul's and Timothy's lives. Paul was as religious and self-righteous as anyone could possibly be. If anyone could earn their way to heaven, Paul would have been successful. But after Paul's (Saul's) encounter with God he was awakened to the fact that all his religion and "Bible" knowledge was but rubbish. He gave up his self-righteousness for God's righteousness by placing his faith in Christ.

Timothy, on the other hand, grew up in a spiritually unequally yoked home. His mom was a believing Jew and his dad was a Gentile unbeliever. His mom taught him the Scriptures early in life and at some point Timothy came to saving faith in Jesus Christ from hearing the Scriptures. This reminds us that God saves people from a diversity of backgrounds, personalities, and sin. Saul/Paul was actively engaged in having Christians killed before his salvation! Regardless of their upbringing both men needed to trust Christ as their Savior from sin. After their salvation, God used both to impact others for Christ.

Brazil Bible Fellowship Church is located on South 59 directly across from the 4-H fairgrounds. Congratulations all 4-H'rs.

Our service times are as follows: 10 a.m. Sunday School for all ages, 11 a.m. Worship Service with children's church up through third grade, 6:30 p.m. Evening church. We have a Bible study on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. We are doing a series on the doctrine of bibliology. Check us out on our website www.brazilbible.org. Better yet, come and visit us. It is our passion to be faithful to the Word of God, which has not and never will change. You will also discover that we are real people saved by God's grace seeking to encourage each other to grow in that grace and be faithful to Christ.

Eastside Christian Church

Hello again from Eastside Christian Church. Today is Angel Food pickup day. Be sure to come between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. If you have not ordered Angel Food before, now would be a good time to try it. They have some new items on the menu. If you have a computer, you can go to their website and see the menu, or if you would like to drop by this morning, you can pick one up.

If you would rather, you can call Sharon or Lorie at 765-672-6363 or 812-448-1030, and they will be happy to get one to you. Ordering days are Aug. 9th and the 13th between 4-6 p.m., at the church.

Have you been a blessing to anyone? Do you know that is our goal while we are here on this earth? Do you want to go to Heaven when you die? Come be with us, and we will help you get there. We want you to see that God's way is the only way.

We want to pray for all of those who are having difficulties of any kind. And we especially want to pray for those who have recently lost loved ones. We also want to keep praying everyday for our country. Our government officials need to see that unless we get God back in the way our country is run, it will keep going in the wrong direction. It is also important to remember that if you are a Christian, that you are in this world, but do not be of this world.

Have you marked your calendar for August 29th? This will be our second annual family Sunday. Even if your family goes to church somewhere else, we hope they will attend with you on this day. Our service will be at 10 a.m., instead of 10:30 a.m. The group, RideTheWind, will present a concert. If you have not seen this group, you are missing out. A dinner will be served after the service. Even if you do not have family in our church, we also want to invite you to come. We are sure you will receive a blessing by attending.

We want to express our thanks to all of those who help out in any way on Sunday morning, whether it be preparing communion, teaching, providing the music, serving communion, or whatever you do, you are all appreciated very much. This church is blessed with so many who are willing to help.

We hope to see you tomorrow. If not, please remember to thank God everyday for all that you have.

Seelyville United Methodist Church

Seelyville UMC 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 9:30 a.m., Sunday morning worship when we will be reminded by guest preacher, Dr. Jim Hanson, that our focus should be on God, not on what we can do to save ourselves. 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.

August Share Food orders can be placed through the 12th by contacting the church office.

Tickets for the Aug. 14 Jonah Fish Fry are available from church members or through the church office. Carry-out is available.

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 SR 59.

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.

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

Bee Ridge Church is located 1 1/2 miles north on Kennedy Crossing Road. We are the brick church on the top of the hill. Come join us for worship.

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

Union Christian Church

Union Christian Church, 5350 E. Hulman Dr., Terre Haute, will be the site of a back lot 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.

The church is located one mile north of I-70.

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.

Way of the Cross Assembly of God

The sixth Kay Starr Memorial Jonah Fish Fry will take place from 4-7:30 p.m., today, at the Way of the Cross Assembly of God, 3010 E. United States 40, Brazil, located approximately one-quarter mile east of Great Dane.

Cost is $8 for adults and $4.50 for children 12-under.

For more information, call 448-8761.

Carbon United Methodist Church

Do we ever really make a difference? Do we ever know that we have made a difference? These are questions each of us asks at sometime in our lives. But we will seldom see the results of our labors in this life. Should we simply wash our hands of the effort and not bother any more? If you have read this far, I hope your answers to the last question is a resounding "No!"

We just completed our annual week of Vacation Bible School. Many of the children who come to it have no concept whatsoever of what church really is or what we are trying to teach them. One little girl asked when we were going to do this again. We told her we had Sunday School every week and she should come. No, that is not what she meant. She wanted to know when we were going to have another whole week of fun again. We will see her next year, but not the 51 weeks in between.

Do we make a difference? Yes, this one week out of the year may be the only time a child hears the good news about Jesus Christ. It may be the only time this child hears Jesus' name except when it is used in vain. When I was teaching, I would hear a child exclaim "Jesus" in a profane way. I would stop the child and ask him if he was praying. Dumfounded, the child would answer no. Then I would ask him if he was telling someone else about Jesus. Again, the child would answer no, usually acting as if he had no idea what I was talking about. Then, I would tell him that unless he was praying or telling about Jesus, he was not to be using Jesus' name in that way. Jesus was my Savior and I didn't want to hear his name used the wrong way.

Did I make a difference?

I don't know, but perhaps I made that child stop and think a bit.

Some boys were misbehaving during a prayer. The leader stopped and asked the boys to come up to the front and pray with her. Of course, that embarrassed the boys, but do you know what? By the end of the week, one of the boys asked her if he could come up front and pray with her.

Did she make a difference? You bet!

Bible School is so important. Ours was a wonderful success. Our two churches, the United Methodist and the Church of the Nazarene, spent a great week working together. Our attendance was higher than it has ever been. And, for once, the attendance was consistent. The same children came every night. There were about 75 people there for the Friday evening program, and that is a house full for our two small churches.

Thanks to everyone who pitched in and helped. That is what makes it work!

Our 53rd Annual Ice Cream Supper is coming up in just two weeks on Friday, Aug. 13. We are passing the word around. Everyone come and enjoy the evening. The ice cream is really hand-cranked and homemade. The food is delicious. The desserts are homemade and fabulous. The fellowship is warm.

Serving starts at 4:30 p.m., and goes until 7 p.m., inside in air-conditioned comfort. Don't miss it!

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Thomas opened with prayer, followed by Carol Vanatti leading congregational singing. Our prayers were for those sick, shut-ins, spoken and unspoken requests, and our military in harms way. The special number was sung by Debbie Meganhardt titled "What faith can do," a beautiful and meaningful number.

After tithes and offerings, Pastor quoted Jesus, "Come follow me," and so our people are given the choice as Jesus will not force "his will" on anyone.

We are all born as free moral people. We hear often, "Be all you can be," and if you allow God to take control then there are no limits. We fail many times for we want God to be in our lives as long as it pleases us, but not fully with somethings we want, when he wants to remake us as the blacksmith does at the anvil and forge in shaping the horse shoe.

None of us are the perfect example for the Lord is still working with us. So many times we are looking for that promotion, that pay raise, or something that you should have coming to you. Then we recall Psalm 27:14, wait upon the Lord, be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart; then that special blessing where you are in the right place at the right time, then God has given you that special blessing...Give him the thanks.

"God, open my eyes that I might see." That too, is a wonderful song for the heart. God wants to live in your heart, almost persuaded is not enough. He wants you to live for him.

Pastor Thomas and the congregation invite you to visit us at 21 W. Pinckley St., Brazil. Services are Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m. and Evening service at 6 p.m.

We have ample parking, baby cry room, air conditioning and lots of seats for you to sit in comfort. We have a special room for teens, and a special teen leader.

Otter Creek Christian Church

Hello from your friends at the Otter Creek Christian Church. Today I would like to share with you a portion of an article from Charles Swindol's Day by Day. Scripture for this comes from Ephesians 5:22-33. It talks about marriage and relationships.

First, men and women are different, and these differences don't decrease or disappear once people get married. (I've discovered that they gain momentum!) It helps immensely to try to put oneself in the partner's shoes (albeit an extremely tough thing to do) and to realize the other's needs and viewpoint. If you fail to do that, you wind up on the sofa.

Second, harmonious partnerships are the result of hard work; they never "just happen." I don't know of anything that helps this process more than deep, honest, regular communication. Read those last four words again, please. That's not just talking; it's also listening. And not just listening, but also hearing. Not just hearing, but also responding, calmly and kindly.

The "hard work" also includes giving just as much as taking, modeling whatever you're expecting, forgiving as quickly as confronting, putting into the marriage more than you ever expect out of it. Yes, more. In one word it means being unselfish.

Few things are better for breaking the passive-wild syndrome than taking off for a couple of days together. Without the kids. Without the briefcase. Without an agenda.

This will go a long way toward keeping you off a counselor's couch . . . or, for that matter, off your own sofa.

On a scale of 1 to 10, how well are you and your spouse communicating?

If you don't have a church home or you are visiting the area, we would like to invite you to Otter Creek Church located at 6299 N. Crow Street, Brazil. Our service times are Friday 10 a.m. Bible study at 12660 E. Grotto Road Brazil

Sunday Services are Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. for all ages and Worship service at 10:40 a.m.

Special events- Ice cream social Saturday Sept. 11 starting at 5-8 p.m. Special music by the Deaten Bluegrass Gospel singers from Brazil. Homemade ice cream and deserts and many more to enjoy. There will also be a moon walk for kids of all ages.

If you need to get in touch with Pastor Steve, call the church at 812-446-5300, Parsonage at 812-446-4007, the Pastor's cell 812-249-3309, or call Sandy's Good Books and More at 812-443-6007 and leave a message with Sandy.

Until we meet again please pray for our military men and women and their families. God Bless You

Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church

Greetings from Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church!

We are a Un-Denominational church that worships Jesus Christ.

Be our visitor this week and our family the next week!

This week Sunday at 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 Brad, Kim & Connor Hapenny

7 p.m. Evening Service

Tuesday at 2 p.m. Ladies Nursing Home Ministry at Exceptional Living

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

The pastor's message this week is "The Need For Encouragement" 1 Samuel 23:15 While David was at Horesh in the Desert of Ziph, he learned that Saul had come out to take his life. (16) And Saul's son Jonathan went to David at Horesh and helped him find strength in God.

SPECIAL: There will be a baby dedication (actually this is a parent dedication) this week for Dylan Joseph Royer. Sunday also happens to be Dylan's 1st birthday!

Looking Back:

Twenty-five men and boys attended the Indianapolis Indians baseball game this past Monday. It was enjoyed by all, especially the three boys who took home baseballs.

Church camp has come and gone for this year. We had about 95 young people attend the camp with approximately 50 adults helping at some time during the four days. We were blessed with 10 young people giving their lives to the Lord. Amen!

Looking Ahead:

We still need help with the Golf Scramble, contact the pastor if you would like to volunteer.

Until next week: Do you have a Blessing jar? Can you readily start naming your blessings? Don't you want to pass that blessed feeling along to someone else? Be there for someone's testimony and share their Blessing!

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. Our church number is 812-446-0531

Come join us, we love to welcome new family!

Carbon Baptist Church

The children had a wonderful time at church camp. There will be a lot more information after I have had a chance to talk to the leaders and our youth. I will be glad to fill you in.

It was so pleasing to see so many of our youth involved in the 4-H fair. Many of our congregation turned out to support them and just have fun.

Please feel free to come and join a cell group on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Have a good week. Pastor Howard and the congregation wants to welcome everyone to be a part of our growing and loving church.

River Community Church

Today at 11 a.m., River Community Church will be handing out free school supplies to children, along with hot dogs, chips and soda at the corner of Vandalia St., and US 40.

Items are furnished by R.O.C. (Reaching Out Community), and are free to Clay County students.

Prophetic Messianic Worship Service

Seven local churches and ministries, including Saline City Community Church, have banded together to bring a prophetic event to the Crossroads of America. On Sunday, August 8, starting 6 p.m. at Fairbanks Outdoor Amphitheater in Terre Haute.

Rabbi Michael Zeitler, New York, has been invited to deliver the message. He is ordained under Sid Roth Ministries and has been his guest numerous times. He has also been a guest on 'Praise the Lord' twelve times. He brings the prophetic word of God and operates in signs, wonders and miracles.

A goodwill offering will be collected to defray costs for Rabbi Zeitler and Eva Kor, of the C.A.N.D.L.E.S. museum in Terre Haute.

This will be an outdoor event, so bring your blankets, water and lawn chairs. Don't forget your prayer shawls, shofars and tambourines. Everyone is invited.

For more information, call 812-243-9550.

Christian Women's Club of Terre Haute

"Life is a Maze" luncheon will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 17, starting at 11 a.m., at the MCL meeting room at Meadows Shopping Center, Terre Haute.

Special feature will be Sherry Staley, Paris, Ill., of Pumpkin Works. Music will be provided by Mary Sue Jackson, Brazil.

Speaker will be Jo Jean Voelkel, Belleville, Ill.

Reservations are necessary by Friday, Aug. 13. Cost is $3 per person. Call Doris at 812-466-5637.

Prayer Connection will be Tuesday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. at Riddell National Bank, next to Walmart on SR46. Doris Webb is the hostess.

Terre Haute after 5

You are invited to "Are you smarter than a fifth grader?" on Tuesday, Aug. 17, from 6:30-8:15 p.m. at St. Mary of the Woods, Providence Center.

Speaker will be JoJean Voelkel, a homemaker and business woman, from Belleville, Ill. Kandace Brown of Center Point, will entertain with song.

Cost is $14 inclusive. Reservations can be made by calling Joretta at 812-877-9633.



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