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CHURCH NEWS

Friday, August 20, 2010

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 as we come to understand that great faith, not great people, is what the kingdom of God is built upon (Hebrews 11:29-12:2). 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., next Saturday morning (28th), in Fellowship Hall on the lower level of the church.

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

Carbon United Methodist Church

We were quite elated at the success of our 53rd Annual Ice Cream Supper last week. We want to thank all the people who remembered to come and enjoy the evening. Some came early and stayed the entire time visiting with friends. That is wonderful. That is what it is all about. Again, I believe the ones who helped had just as much fun as the guests. It was great.

Our next big endeavor will be the Quilt Show/Bazaar/Kid Karnival on Saturday, Sept. 18, during the Fire Department's Annual Fish Fry. Put it on your calendar to come out early, eat plenty, and then mosey on down to the church to enjoy what will be down there. The ones involved in those three things are already busy planning their part.

The carpet on the front steps looks so good...and feels so good to walk on. I only hope now that the kids in town don't choose to ride their bicycles down the steps and wear the new carpet out like they did the old one. Perhaps the older ones have outgrown it and the younger ones won't think of it. Ha!

You know, I've heard many folks say that they could worship God out in the woods, or on a golf course, or on a creek bank. I've heard people declare they are Christians when they don't even understand what being a Christian is all about.

It is great to worship God out in the woods or on a creek bank, not necessarily on a golf course, but that isn't enough! You must be a part of God's family, a part of His people, a person giving and receiving His bountiful love. You need a group, a family that worships God together.

Back in the '60's there was a great song titled, "No Man Is An Island," and that is very true. You need a church family to sustain your faith, to help you grow in faith, to keep you conscious of all the blessings that God bestows on you.

Go to church! Any church! We would love to have you come to ours, but if you choose another, so be it! Our worship service is at 10:30 a.m., every Sunday morning. We hope you decide to come.

Community Missionary

Pastor Ken Thomas opened with prayer for the sick, shut-ins, spoken and unspoken, those just out of surgery and those awaiting surgery, and our military in harms way. Carol Vanatti led the congregational singing and sang the special for Morning Worship, entitled, "How can you say no to this man."

Brother Thomas stated many people are so busy coming and going doing many things, and lots of times forget what they really started out to do...have you ever been there...forgetting your original Joe...well, Jesus took three years to teach his disciples the many things the needed to know in order and teach the people.

From the start of his journey, he told the disciples to follow him, "take nothing with you, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats a piece." Today we couldn't get one man to just go with us as we want to go out and spread the gospel word. Jesus taught the disciples that there were others that needed help and being the son of God, he taught as he traveled and they followed.

As we go along in life, sometimes we might get lost off the main route, and have to ask for directions. When we need this guidance, lets remember that, "he is with us always." Let's travel with Jesus in our comings and goings. But, unto every one of us is given grace according to the measure of the gift of Christ. We can give directions, too.

Pastor and Mrs. Thomas and congregation invite one and all to join us for our 9:30 a.m. Sunday School, and 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship, 6 p.m. Evening Services. We have ample parking space, baby cry room, and air conditioning. All our welcome. Community Missionary is at 21 W. Pinckley St., Brazil.

Eastside Christian Church

Hello again from Eastside Christian Church.

Have you invited your family for August 29? It will be here soon. Ride the Wind will be with us in concert, and we will have a meal immediately following the worship service. There will be no Sunday School, and morning worship will be at 10 a.m., instead of 10:30 a.m. Won't you make plans to be with us?

Angel Food distribution day will be next Saturday. If you have not tried ordering Angel Food, we would like to ask you to give it a try. We are sure you will be pleased.

School has started, so keep the kids in your prayers. We also want to keep praying for our country.

If you are not attending church anywhere else, let this be an invitation to you to come be with us. We all need God in our lives.

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

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.

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

Don't forget our Annual Ice Cream Social on Saturday, Aug. 21, 4-7 p.m. That's today! Please join in the fun and fellowship. Ritter's Ice Cream and Homemade Ice Cream, BBQ, Hotdogs, Coney Dogs, Baked Beans, Slaw, Nachos & Cheese, Homemade Pie, Watermelon, Iced Tea, Lemonade, Bottled Water. Entertainment by CRIMSON CROSS group. Also Children's Games. (free will offering)

An upcoming event on Sunday, Aug. 29, at 6 p.m., is our Fifth Sunday Singspiration with the group free indeed.

Center Point United Methodist Church

My, my, my!! Church picnics are fun! But, they are a lot of work. Much appreciation goes out to Steve and Patty Bedwell for hosting the event. Thanks, also to Annette Smith who helped Steve with the grilling duties. God bless all who helped them and those who attended. The BOC (body of Christ) was fed good food and got to visit with one another and watch the kids play in the "kiddie pool" and the bounce house. The adult pool got a workout, too!

It's hard to believe that fall is just around the corner. School starts this week. I picture in my mind a starting line. We are all in the position waiting for the starting gun. It explodes and we are off!! Does this describe your life? It does mine sometimes. Pastor Bob Kumpf has shared two messages the last couple of weeks that are about looking at what God has done in the lives of His people (past and present). Looking at the lives of His people in the future and what the BOC does with God in our daily lives. We can't always be at the "feet of Jesus" physically. But, we can be mentally and spiritually. Every message from the Bible always seems to come back to the individual and that person's relationship with Jesus. When we start with ourselves and let God work on us as individuals, then the BOC together works like a well-oiled machine. The message Sunday gave me the warning once again to guard against "busyness." This warning cannot come too often for the BOC. We need to always make time to talk with the Lord.

Next Sunday, Aug. 22, Bob has a message titled, "Do what I ask". Hmmm? Bob says, "The scripture is the story of Saul's Damascus Road experience. The theme of the message is listening to God's call and doing something about it. It is allowing God to transform our lives to serve others and build His Kingdom." Ah! God calls---do we respond? What does He ask? Come Sunday and find out.

Say are you eligible to give blood? If you haven't had time to give somewhere lately, call Rhonda at 835-5396 and set up a time for Monday, Aug. 30. The times begin at 4-7 p.m. The "blood mobile" will be at the church here in Center Point. Make time to give this important service to others. If Rhonda isn't home just leave your name and number and she will get back with you to set up your time. Thanks. Have a great weekend.

Carbon Baptist Church

Hello from Carbon Baptist Church.

It's that time of year again when our children head back to school. Nothing is more precious in the eyes of God than a child. Our children face many temptations and struggles in the world today. It is important that we support our schools and faculty, as they have a large input in helping mold and shaping our children.

Good role models are important. Our society today is too willing to cast aside the mind of a young child. The Bible teaches us that we reap what we sow.

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

Otter Creek Christian Church

Hello again to our friends and neighbors from the Otter Creek Christian Church. Boy, time is sure flying by fast, our kids are starting back to school, football and soccer practices have started, and fall is just around the corner. Seem like we let so much time slip through our hands that we miss so many of God's blessings that He has for us everyday. One of the biggest blessings is the fact that we have family and friends around that love and care very much about us, but sometimes we damage these relationships by the words that we say without thinking.

Here are a couple of scriptures that might help us focus on how we along with God's help can control the tongue. The first one is Proverbs 18:21- Death and life are in the power of the tongue; and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. Proverbs 15:1 -A soft answer turns away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger. Proverbs 6:2-You are snared by the words of your mouth, you are taken with the words of your mouth. By these scriptures we see that God has to be in control of every area of our life, because what is on the inside will soon come out to the outside. What do people see when they see your life and listen to the words that you say. The song that we learned as little children went, [Be careful little tongue what you say, and be careful little ears what you hear, and little eyes what you see.]

If you do not have a church home or just visiting the area, we would like to invite you out to Otter Creek Church, located at 6299 N. Crow St., Brazil Phone number 812-446-5300.

Our service times are 9:30 a.m., for Sunday school classes for all ages, Worship 10:30 a.m. We also have a Ladies Bible Study on Fridays at 12660 E. Grotto Road Brazil at 10 a.m.

Special events- Homemade Ice Cream Social. Saturday Sept. 11, from 5-8 p.m. All kinds of goodies, and wait until you taste Rex Tucker's hot dogs. There will be special music by the Deaton Family Bluegrass Gospel Singers from Brazil. There will also be a moon walk for kids of all ages. Come out and fine food and fellowship, and guess what, It is free.

For more info you can call 812-446-4007 Pastor's Steve's home, cell 812-249-3309, or Sandys good books and more 812-443-6007.

Until we meet again by way of this article or in Heaven, May God richly bless you and keep you in His loving arms.

First Baptist Church

Donuts! This is Donut Fellowship Sunday. Donuts will be available with the coffee, juice and milk in the Fellowship Room. Serving is from 8:45 a.m., until Sunday School classes begin at 9:30 a.m. There are some who look forward to checking out the boxes to see if there are any left before heading up to worship.

There are classes for infants through adults, all in the education wing. There is a deacon at the door to welcome and assist you. The teachers arrive early to welcome you to your room.

The Hi Shi Ni Class had abundance and a good turnout for their fellowship and carry-in Friday evening.

Pastor Mark Thompson will bring the morning sermon during the 10:30 a.m. service. There is an adult staffed nursery available. Pre-School through elementary children are invited to attend KidMo.

Sunday evening service begins at 6 p.m. as well as the Middle School and High School Youth program.

Wednesday, Aug. 25 is our Mid-Week Bible Study. Currently we are studying Proverbs. We gather in the fellowship room at 12:15 p.m. If you have trouble with stairs, the elevator is accessible from the Christian Education wing. If you do not have one, the study guides are available when you arrive.

Deacons will meet Wednesday evening at 7 p.m.

Thursday at 7 p.m. THE ROCK alternative worship time meets in the sanctuary. This is not a repeat of Sunday's services as the message, music, and children's program aredifferent. It is open to all as are all our programs.

Aug. 29 is our 5th Sunday Mission Dinner.

For many, summer is a time for vacations, short road trips, & reunions. Schedules and routines get changed. A devotionthis week reminded us that routines are good. They increase our efficiency and ensure that important things get done. If you have gotten out of the good routines of praise and worship of our Great Creator and Living God, this Sunday will be a good time to put it back into your schedule. See you Sunday!

Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church

Good Morning from Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church!

This week at Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church:

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 Becky Profitt and Mandy Eldridge

7 p.m. Evening Service

Wednesday Prayer Meetings and Bible Studies will start up on Sept. 8, 2010

The pastor's message this week is The Who of Encouragement-John 14:16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever--17. the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. 18. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.

We are actively working on our annual Help-A-Family-At-Christmas golf scramble. This is the 18th year for the scramble, making it one of the longest running golf scrambles in Brazil. All the proceeds from the scramble are used to buy $70 worth of clothing each for approximately 50-55 children at Christmas. Members of our congregation will then be buying toys for the children. We may be around asking for hold sponsors to help in this endeavor.

We are located two miles north of US Hwy 40 on the Knightsville Rd. or two miles east of SR 59 on Rio Grand Rd.

Church Phone Number: 812-446-0531

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!

Until next week: What could you do to make someone's day just a little brighter?

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 pm., Wednesday 9 a.m., Thursday 9 a.m. Reconciliation is 5:45-6:15 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. http://mysite.ncnetwork.net/resol-hio/an...

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.

The MS walk this year is on Sept. 11. Laura has flyers and info in the bulletins.

Emily Durcholz is conducting a MPS Walk for Ben on Sept. 25.

There will be more to come on both of the worthwhile events.

Preparations are still being made for work to be done to fix the drainage problems on the north side of the church. Plans call for the removal of all of the concrete and asphalt from the sacristy west to the street and north to Church Street. New sidewalks will be installed as well as grassy areas. The drainage problem will be fixed while this work is being done.

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.

Terre Haute After 5 and Terre Haute Christian Women's Club

"Life's Changing Treasures" will be presented on Saturday, Sept. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at St. Mary of the Woods O'Shaughnessy Hall. Cost is $20 inclusive.

Music by Kara Claybrock and a feature by Don Bland, of Northside Collectibles, and Speaker Mike Smith, retired Humana Human Resources.

Reservations are due by Sept. 6. Make checks payable to THCWC, and mail to Donna Reece, 6607 W. 200 S., Cory, Ind. 47846.

October will present "Awesome Autumn Apparel" and November with Auctioneer Johnny Swalls.



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