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Friday, August 13, 2010

Carbon Baptist Church

Immediately following church today, we will have a luncheon. All proceeds go toward the costs of church camp.

Tonight at 6:07 p.m., is Thirsty. Tuesday will be the Executive Board meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday Praise and Worship will meet at 6 p.m., with cell groups meeting at 7 p.m., and College Bible Study will be at 10 p.m. There will be no high school Bible study this week.

Saturday, Aug. 21, at 7 a.m. is the Men's Prayer Breakfast.

Passion of Purity will be Sept. 24-26, at Rivervale Camp in Mitchell. This is a high school girls retreat. They will tackle one of the biggest issues that teens face in today's society - Purity.

Registration is due Aug. 30, with a $60 non-refundable registration fee. Late registration is $70. Contact Pastor Chris for more information.

Center Point United Methodist Church

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned the church picnic would be Aug. 15. That's tomorrow, folks! I always find it so hard to believe that time goes by so quickly.

We look forward with anticipation to certain events and then -- boom -- the time has come and gone! I wonder how time will be measured in Heaven, or if it will even exist? Sounds like a good word study to do in the Bible to see what God has revealed about that.

This week Pastor Bob Kumpf's message is titled, "Dinner With Lazarus" (I wonder if he picked this message because the church picnic would be this Sunday?). The scripture comes from the book of John, chapter 12, verses 1-8. Bob says, "Dinner With Lazarus' is sort of a follow up to the previous message as we look back at where we have been, but with a new focus of where we are going. It is a story of having faith in the assurance of Christ's blessing and grace as you go forward in sharing His love with the world."

We invite you to come worship with us and have "Dinner With Lazarus" and then join with us in fun and good food at the picnic after church. Dress casually and come prepared to be blessed.

There will be plenty of food and drink available. You can bring your own lawn chairs if you want a more comfortable seat, but it isn't necessary. We will have chairs enough.

Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m., if you would like to join us for that. Otherwise, worship service starts at 10:30 a.m., and the picnic will begin between noon and 12:30 p.m. (it's not far from the church). Hope to see you tomorrow. God bless you all.

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 for the church website due to Verizon selling some of its holdings to Frontier.


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.

The Knights of Columbus are having a dinner for Father Mike Fritsch on Aug. 23, 2010, at 7:15 p.m., at the Knights Council Hall at Kennedy Crossing.

All Knights are invited to help us congratulate Father Mike for 25 years in the priesthood. Father Mike is a past Grand Knight of Council 4377.

We are in need of religious education teachers. If you are interested please call Laura at 812-448-1901.

If anyone is interested in a job with a minimum annual salary of $27,196 there are currently openings with the Department of Corrections at Putnamville for Correctional Officers.

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. We are starting some new games this week and we should be getting done at bingo earlier.

Remember Speed games start at 6 p.m., and early bird games start at 6:30 p.m. 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.

Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church

Good Morning from Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church! Come join us, we love to welcome new family. 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:

Sunday 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 Vicky Trusler

7 p.m. Evening Service

We are all thankful that Pastor Dick is on his way to a full recovery, keep those prayers going!

I was reminded this week of the compassion and caring of the church "family." In these times of struggle for our nation, it is so easy to use that as an excuse to not help or give. I feel so blessed to be a part of this wonderful family. God, country, family and friends... what more could anyone ask for?

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, call 812-446-0531.

Until next week: What would you like to see us report here?

Brazil Nazarene Church

Greetings once more from the folks at the Nazarene Church of Brazil.

On Wednesday, Aug. 4, the Children's Council hosted a Backpack Bingo night in the Family Life Center. Children and their families were fed dinner before playing bingo and winning backpacks full of school supplies. There were over 70 children and their family members present. All children who were in need of a backpack left with one. Other prizes were available to children who did not need a backpack. It was great fun and we look forward to doing it again next year.

Our "Cool Spot" wraps up it's 2010 season this week. The many 90 plus degree days gave us many opportunities to open the Family Center doors as a place for people to come in and cool off and get a free drink. Those who did stop by enjoyed games, puzzles, a movie and a cool drink.

Congratulations to long time member, Kevin Schafer as he is going to be united in marriage to Staci Miller, Sept. 11, at the College Church of the Nazarene in Olathe, Kansas.

Several members will be going to Bedford, on Aug. 21, to attend workshops offered for NMI, NYI, Children's Sunday School, Adult Sunday School and Children's Quizzing. The bus will eave the church at 7:45 a.m.

We are looking forward to Aug. 29, as this is the beginning of our Revival Service with Rev. Tim Hancock, Evangelist, delivering the messages. The services will end Sept. 1. Service time is 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join us for the upcoming inspirational services.

If you are not attending church somewhere, we warmly invite you to join us for any or all of our services. Living Classes are each Sunday at 9 a.m. and Worship Service is at 10 a.m. The rest of the service times are listed in today's Times advertisements. We also offer a baby nursery and toddler nursery. Casual dress is appropriate.

We want to remind the community that we still have our Kidz Kloz Klozet and any child who needs clothing may call Cindy Wright at 249-9523 or 446-8209 or Erin Hood at 448-3188. You may leave your name and phone number on our church phone answering machine, 446-0371, and Cindy or Erin will call you to make arrangements to meet with you at our church to select some nice clothing for your child/children. We do not have adult clothing nor do we have disposable diapers. There is no fee and the only thing that is required is a need for children's clothing.

We are continuing our Children's services at 7 p.m., on Wednesday night. We do have bus service if needed. Call 446-0371, our church phone, and leave a message and your phone number on our answering machine if no one is available to take your call, and one of our children's workers will contact you and guide you as what needs to be done for your child to attend and ride our bus. We look forward to any child in our community attending. Parents do not have to attend our church but of course you would be more than welcome.

We are so glad John McKinney is home from the hospital and recuperating. We send you our love and prayers to John and we know he will be up and about before long. God bless you.

The third Friday of each month the Outreach Committee provides a free meal for our neighbors, but if anyone needs a free meal, we invite you to join us. Friday, Aug. 20, at 5:30 p.m., is our next meal.

We meet in the air conditioned Family Center. You may contact Pat Heffner at 448-1262, Cindy Wright at 446-8209, Erin Hood, 448-3188 or Roy Kellar at 443-7576. Other Outreach members are Jesse Pitts, Tom Jackson and Marilyn Branham. Your contacting one of us will let us know how much to cook but if you forget to call you will still be welcome to join us .

Have a blessed week.

Bee Ridge Congregational Church

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

Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:15 am. Worship Service and Children's Church begins at 10:30 am.

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.

An upcoming event is our Annual Ice Cream Social on Saturday, Aug. 21, 4-7 p.m.

We will have Ritters ice cream and homemade ice cream, BBQ, hotdogs, coney dogs, baked beans, slaw, nachos and cheese, homemade pie, watermelon and Iced Tea, lemonade, bottled water.

Entertainment by CRIMSON CROSS group. Also Children's Games. (Free Will Offering)

Please come and join in the fun and fellowship

Carbon United Methodist Church

Our 53rd Annual Ice Cream Supper is history now. As we seem to say every year, this one was the finest of all. The people of the church attacked their jobs with zeal and they all had a marvelous time making it a success.

The different jobs came together like clockwork (after 53 years, it should!) and our folks do enjoy getting together to work on different things. I think we folks had just as much fun as our guests. It was great! And I want to thank everyone who made it possible. If you have ever been involved in something like this, you know that there is a lot of background work involved before the starting time at 4:30 p.m., Friday 13, comes around. There is also a lot of money spent getting ready, too. Even the things that were donated were paid for by those who donated them. We passed out a sign-up sheet for items needed and it was filled the very first Sunday. Thank you, all you wonderful people!

On to the next ... This will be our annual Kid Karnival, Bazaar, and Quilt Show on the night of the big Carbon Fish Fry on Sept. 18. After you come out to the Carbon Fire House to enjoy a great fish dinner, meander on down the street to our church. There will be a lot going on down there to entertain you.

I saw a church sign not long ago that said, "You think THIS is HOT!" That's all it said, but those five little words really say a lot. Think about it!

The church has new windows, new carpeting on the steps, a redecorated basement, and cold air conditioning. Come cool of where it is not hot at all. You'll like it. Church is every Sunday (although the VBS children don't seem to realize that) at 10:30 a.m. See you 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.

Please join us for 9:30 a.m. Sunday morning worship as we focus on our goal of the coming fulfillment of the Kingdom of God - not some comfortable past (Hebrews 11:1-16). 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.

August Share Food orders can be picked up 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday morning, Aug. 28, in Fellowship Hall on the lower level of the church.

Our annual Jonah Fish Fry is 4-7 p.m., today! Tickets are available at the door and are $7.50 for adults and $3 for youth aged 10 and under.

For more information, visit www.seelyvilleumc.org, email seelyvilleumc@frontier.com, 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.

Otter Creek Christian Church

Hello again from your friends at the Otter Creek Christian Church. Boy, how the time is going by so fast, the kids are starting back to school, the stores are advertising summer clearance sales, and the 2011 model cars will soon be out. What are we doing with our life? Good question, read this story from Chuck Swindol and picture yourself in this situation.

Grab here, amigo." I grabbed. "Hold on tight, por favor." I held on. "When you come back toward the shore and I blow whistle, you pull cord pronto!" Within seconds I was airborne. A loud "whoosh," a long strong jerk, and I was three hundred feet or so above the picturesque beach at Puerto Vallarta.

You guessed it . . . my first try at parasailing. Four-and-a-half minutes of indescribable ecstasy sandwiched between a few seconds of sheer panic. Talk about fun!

Above me was the bluest, clearest sky you could imagine. Behind me was a full-blown dazzling red-and-white parachute. Down in front, attached to my harness and a long yellow rope, was a speedboat at full throttle. Below, the turquoise sea, various sailing vessels, a long row of hotels, sun bathers the size of ants, and one beautiful lady wondering if she would soon be a widow.

I must confess, for those few minutes I forgot everything else. Never, since childhood, have I felt quite so free, so unencumbered, so completely removed from others' expectations and my own responsibilities.

I like to think that might be the true, authentic, carefree kind of leisure and relaxation Jesus had in mind when He encouraged His twelve to come apart and rest awhile.

How easily we forget the necessity of recreation; how quickly we discount its value! In our neurotic drive for more, more, more, we become all roots and no wings.

Life closes in and takes the shape of a chore instead of a challenge. Fun and laughter, originally designed by God to remove the friction of monotony from the machinery of existence, begin to be viewed as enemies instead of friends. Intensity, that ugly yet persuasive twin of hurry, convinces us we haven't the right to relax . . . we must not take time for leisure . . . we can't afford such rootless, risky luxury. Its message is loud, logical, sensible, strong, and wrong.

We all need roots and wings. But most of us are long on the former and short on the latter.

Expand your world, free your mind, and calm your nerves. Don't wait! Quit worrying about the risk or complaining about the cost.

Take time to soar!

Sometimes say out loud to yourself: "This is for my good and for God's glory, even though I cannot begin to explain it."

Life is full of surprises so we need to have a close relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ

If you do not a church home or you are visiting in the area, we would like to invite you out to Otter Creek Christian Church located at 6299 N. Crow Street, Brazil.

Our service times are Friday Ladies Bible Study at 12660 E. Grotto Road, at 10 a.m., Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m., and Sunday Worship at 10:40 a.m., at the church.

Church phone number is 812-443-5300, Pastor's home 812-446-4007, cell 812-249-3309, or Sandys good books and more, 812-443-6007.

Special events-Homemade Ice Cream Social Sept. 11, 5-8 p.m., there will be Special music by the Deaton Family Bluegrass Singers, a moon walk will be there to enjoy for kids of all ages, but don't forget all the other goodies that will be there, especially Rex Tucker's Hot dogs, boy are they Good.

And it is all Free. So invite all your neighbors to come with you and spend a nice evening with the friendly folks out at Otter Creek Christian Church. The little country church with a big heart for God.

Please pray for our military both overseas and here. And please don't forget their families. Until we meet again, May God richly bless you and keep you in His loving arms.

Community Missionary

Pastor Ken Thomas opened morning worship with prayer for the sick, shut-ins, spoken & unspoken, those just out of surgery and those awaiting surgery, all our military in harms way. Carol Vanatti led the congregational singing and Peg Parksey sang "Lord Don't Move That Mountain," a beautiful song among the best. "Lord here I am again, down on my knees in prayer, Lord, you promised me that you would always meet me there, Now there's a mountain I can't seem to climb; but just give me the strength to climb. I'm praying for the strength to try it one more time."

Bro. Thomas says a good fisherman, having the right bait, and patience and determination we can, be fishermen of men. To catch a fish it takes that patience. He brought his rod and reel and bait, bringing out the point that we should never give up. (If I can't catch one, I change the bait) but pastor Thomas says that if we don't make a catch, then at least we set it up for the next one to make the catch.

Helping someone come to God by showing him the way we live and having that peace, helps in winning them for His Kingdom, making you a fisherman of men. In the battle of life, we need something and someone to lean upon; God is that one. God taught His Disciples as "they traveled throughout the land, and they in turn as fishers of Men did the same.

A big surprise for the Evening Service; we had Jenni Chamberlain, husband Brad and their children, join us with Jenni telling us the work she has been doing with all ages of children at 202 N. Forest Ave. and even have invited some parents in a very active center working with kids. She has so much going on including tutoring service for those needing it. Also, at times she has four college students assisting and has outreach working with the YMCA. A tireless young lady bringing kids in for a better life. We as a church family, enjoy hearing of this work and we are all for it; we are missionary minded and here at home points out many things that BRAZIL can and, should be doing. If you have the time and want to help, contact Jenni at S.O.S. (Serving On The Streets) at 202 N. Forest Ave., Brazil.

Join us at Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., and Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m. with Evening Service at 6 p.m. Pastor and Mrs. Thomas invite everyone to visit with lots of parking space, great seating, and baby cry room and air conditioning.

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