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CHURCH NEWS

Friday, August 27, 2010

Eastside Christian Church

Well, tomorrow is Family Sunday. We hope you have made plans to come. If you have never heard RideTheWind, you are missing out. They will be in concert with us. Our service will be at 10 a.m., and a fellowship meal will be served immediately following the service.

Pastor Bill will be starting on the Book of I Corinthians the following Sunday, and he would like for us to read the first three chapters before that Sunday.

There will be a board meeting next Thursday at 7 p.m. It is hard to believe it is September already.

Today is Angel Food pickup day. Don't forget to pick up your orders between 9:30-10:30 a.m. Thanks to those who ordered. If you have not given this a try, we would like to ask you to do so. It is really good food at a great value.

We want to continue to pray everyday for those who are having difficulties, and especially our country. Our country was begun upon Christian values, and our government officials seem to want to forget this. We must pray for them, so they will see that without God, we will fail.

Hope to see you tomorrow. Until then, may God bless you.

Brazil Bible Fellowship Church

Our teens had a great time last Sunday as they roller skated and interacted with other youth from Martinsville Bible Church and Community Bible Church from Paris at Terre Haute Skate World. The skating was a kick-off to the start of a new school year. We had about 45 teens.

It has been a blessing to hear the messages that Pastor Gordon has been bringing from the book of Philippians. Over the past couple of weeks Pastor's sermons have brought out some wonderful truths and messages of hope. When he showed us Paul and Timothy's diverse backgrounds we were reminded that God saves people from sin from all walks of life. He helped us to see that when Paul wrote the book of Philippians he was in prison because of the gospel. Yet, he was rejoicing and Paul told the Philippians that they also can rejoice and so can we.

Joy is possible in difficult circumstances. Why? Because joy is a settled confidence that God is in complete control of everything in the believer's life and that God is actively at work causing everything, yes everything, to work for our good and to His glory. Sometimes we do not understand how God can possibly bring good out of hard and difficult times but He can and He will. God is to good to evil and He is to wise to make a mistake. Happiness is an attitude of satisfaction or delight based on positive circumstances. That's why we have so many unhappy people. They do not like their circumstances. To be honest, there are times that I am not happy. But thank God, I can still have hope and joy knowing God is control.

At our Wednesday night Bible study we have been doing a study on the Bible. We have been learning why we know the Bible is truly from God (inspired). Even though God used men to write the Bible He bore them along so that everything they wrote was from God Himself. With that being true, the Bible is God's revelation of Himself to us today and it is the authority for knowing and defining right and wrong. Our culture and morals are rapidly changing. This truth gives us a foundation on which to stand and not be deceived. It also enables us to share with others what God says and that it is not just my personal view or opinion. By showing them from the Bible they can see that God actually said it.

Our service times are 10 a.m., Sunday School for all ages; Worship Service 11 a.m.; Wednesday Bible Study 6:30 p.m. This Sunday night at 6:30 p.m., we are having our 5th Sunday night fellowship. There is no better way to fellowship than with some ice cream. On the second and fourth Sunday nights of each month we have youth group from 6-7:30 p.m., for all middle and high school students.

If you would like more information about the church you may call 442-5008 or email pastor@brazilbible.org. You can also go to our website brazilbible.org. You can even listen to some of Pastor Gordon's messages as well. We really appreciate Pastor's passion to be faithful to the text in his preaching and the stand that he takes regarding the Bible being God's truth and our authority. Why not come and see for yourself!

Center Point United Methodist Church

Monday is the day to donate! From 4-7 p.m., the bloodmobile will be at the church in Center Point. If you are eligible, it is not too late to sign up and show up. Call Rhonda at 835-5396 to find out the best time to come.

Has your church received information about the Youth For Christ sponsored "Passion for Purity" retreat for high school girls? It will take place at Camp Rivervale Sept. 24-26. The cost for early registration, by Aug. 30, is $60. The last day to register is Sept. 13, at a cost of $70. If your church does not have the information, you can call Mary Schroer-YFC-at 239-4338. Any women interested in being a counselor and/or helper during the weekend can call that number also.

Pastor Bob Kumpf shared a message on Saul's Damascus road experience Sunday. At one point he was giving Saul's background. If you are familiar with the story, you remember that Saul was blinded by a brilliant light from heaven. As a result of the light, Saul was blind for a period of three days. Bob pointed out that Saul was actually "blind" already. He was a religious man. Faithful to tradition and, supposedly, a follower of God. But, he went around persecuting the people who believed in Jesus. His "blindness" kept him from recognizing the truth. When the light came from heaven and Jesus spoke to Saul, his physical eyes could not see for three days, but he did not need them to "see" the truth about Jesus. Saul was never the same. Have you had a "Damascus road" experience in your life? What does God have to do to get your attention?

Tomorrow Bob's message is "Because of Him." It comes from the story of Tabitha found in Acts 9: 36-43. "This is the story of a faithful woman named Tabitha and how her service and compassion for those around her built the early church. The theme of the message is centered around allowing the love of Christ to direct our lives," Bob wrote. This story is an example of what Bob's previous message, "Do what I ask" was all about. Tabitha did what God asked of her.

Join us for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., in the morning and worship service at 10:30 a.m. It's a great way to start your week. God bless you all.

Otter Creek Christian Church

A poet once wrote: "As a rule, man's a fool. When it's hot, he wants it cool. And when it's cool, he wants it hot. Always wanting what is not."

What an insightful observation on human nature! So when we read in Philippians 4:11, "I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content" we wonder, Can this be possible?

For Paul it was. Philippians 4:12-13 describes Paul's response to life: "I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through Him who gives me strength" (NIV). Paul's relationship with God superseded whatever he did or did not have. His contentment was not based on his circumstances, but on his relationship with Christ.

Paul reminds us that contentment doesn't happen overnight. It's something that we learn. As our relationship with God develops over time and through experiences, we learn to trust God more and ourselves less. Paul knew that Christ would give him the strength to persevere in whatever situation he encountered (v.13).

No matter what you're facing today, through prayer you can receive the strength to be content.

The world is filled with so much good

?That brings us joy and pleasure,? but true fulfillment only comes?

When Christ we love and treasure. -- Sper

We find contentment at the same place we find salvation--in Christ.

How can we find true contentment, by surrendering our life totally and completely to Jesus Christ.

If you don't know Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour, Please do this before it is too late. There are plenty of good churches in our area that preach and teach that Jesus is the only way, the truth, and the life.

If you do not have a church home or you have been hurt by someone in a church, we invite you out to Otter Creek Christian Church where we will introduce you to the One who can help you enter into the healing process and His name is Jesus Christ. You can contact the church by calling 446-5300, or you can call Pastor Steve's home at 446-4007, cell-249-3309. You can also call Sandys Good Books and More at 443-6007.

Our service times are Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., for classes of all ages, Worship at 10:40 a.m. This week our Friday Ladies Bible Study will be held at the church.

Special events for September- Homemade Ice Cream Social- Sept. 11, from 5-8 p.m. There will be all kinds of deserts and other things to wet your appetite. So come out and join us. There will be special music by the Deaton Family Bluegrass Gospel Singers and also a moon walk for kids of all ages. And the best part, it is free. Yes my friend I said FREE.

The church is located at 6299 N. Crow Street Brazil. If you need directions just call one of the numbers listed above for info.

Until we meet again remember to pray for our military men and women and their families. God Bless you and keep you in His everlasting arms.

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Thomas opened with "Good Morning" and the status of those we have been praying for. The shut-ins, sick, spoken and unspoken, and our military in harms way. Peg Parksey led the congregational singing and after the announcements, Debbie Meganhart sang the special number.

Brother Thomas reminds us that we have a fish fry for our church family and friends on Aug. 29, at 6 p.m., in the fellowship hall.

The message this morning is "How will they know us?" Are we concerned with those around us? Can they see Jesus in our walk in life? If you don't have any influence on those around you, you are no help to God. As John chapter 13:34-35, states "A new commandment, I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another." "By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples,, if ye have love one to another." Jesus was the perfect son of God, and his disciples wanting to follow him, were taught as we read in Matthew chapter 5. Can we not earn the title "The salt of the Earth," as we have heard many times of a few friends. Thus said, friend let's let others see our concern in the way we walk and talk.

Visitors are always welcome at 21 W. Pinckley St., with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., morning worship at 10:30 a.m. and Evening services at 6 p.m.

Plenty of parking spaces, air-conditioned and a baby cry room, and plenty of seats for you to visit. Pastor Thomas and congregation invites you to all services.

Homecoming services are scheduled for October and a well known Dr. of Divinity will be with us. More information at a later date.

Bee Ridge Congregational Church

Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:15 a.m. 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. Our church congregation is growing and we welcome new members or visitors anytime. 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.

Also, please join us this coming Sunday, Aug. 29, at 6 p.m., (that's tomorrow evening) for our Fifth Sunday Singspiration with the new group FREE INDEED. This group was formed in a most unusual place, plan to join us and hear the rest of the story....

The Door Christian Fellowship Church

We are now located at 100 N. Forest Ave., Brazil. We invite you to all our services on Sunday, Aug. 29.

The morning service is at 11 a.m., with Pastor Tom Roeschlein preaching. The evening service begins at 7 p.m. with Terry Haynes preaching. Haynes is the midwest leader of the Christian fellowship churches and has evangelized in over 50 countries. He is a fervent student and excellent expositor of the Word of God.

For more information or for transportation, call 812-442-8470.

Carbon Baptist Church

Our Ladies Ministry this month will be at the home of Linda Douglas at 6:30 p.m. All ladies are invited.

A lot of things happening in September. A cookout will be on the Sept. 11, at 6 p.m., for the Jr. High at Matt and Morgan Mullenix home. There will be a Survivor overnight on Sept. 17, starting at 6 p.m., at McKinley Hill for the junior and senior high.

Passion for Purity is Sept. 24-26, 2010, at Rivervale Camp, in Mitchell. They will tackle one of the biggest issues that teens face in today's society - Purity. Registration is due on Aug. 30. Late registration is Sept. 13. For more information, contact Pastor Chris.

Enjoy the beautiful weather we are having and have a great week.

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

First Baptist Church

This Sunday will be our 5th Sunday Mission Dinner following the morning services. The menu is soup beans, corn bread, potatoes and desserts. Your donation will go to local missions, one being House of Hope.

Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m. We all look forward to interacting with our friends, young and old, as everyone arrives.

Morning worship begins at 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Mark Thompson. There is an adult-staffed nursery available and children through 5th grade are invited to KidMo. KidMo is an interactive service teaching Bible truths and applies them to the kids' experiences. There is music, action, snacks and prayer time.

Middle School and High School meets in the Youth Room Sunday evening.

The adults are currently meeting in the Fellowship Room at 6 p.m., until Awana begins.

Wednesday Bible Study meets at 12:15, in the Fellowship Room. The study continues in Proverbs. The Bible offers wisdom for relationships and life. Through narratives, historical records, letters, poetry and songs, the Bible offers guidance on how we can relate to ourselves, to others, and to God.

THE ROCK Thursday, 7 p.m., service is another opportunity for prayer, praise and worship. THE ROCK is especially for teens and young adults who cannot attend Sunday mornings, but everyone is invited. A nursery and KidMo is provided for the children.

People are created to live in relationship with God yet people are often looking for fulfilling and satisfying relationships with things or people that will make them feel good. There is no substitute for that relationship with God.

Remember to pray for the pastor, teachers and worship leaders. See you Sunday!

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church

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., and 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.

http://mysite.ncnetwork.net/resolhio/ann...

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.

CCD classes will begin on Sept. 12, at 9:40 a.m. To get your child registered for classes you may pick up a registration form at the back of the church or in the office. Bring the form to class with you on the 12th. They will meet on the second floor of the Parish Center.

Annunciation Pre-School is off to a great start! We have 52 children enrolled.

Their day starts with some play time, then it's down to business.

They learn the alphabet, numbers and to write their names as well as shapes and colors.

I happened to be working on a PC the other day during class and they were learning about the days of the week, and the seasons of the year. They are taught in such a fun way they all pay attention and are eager to learn.

Laura Thompson reads a bible lesson to each class and they have a question and answer period about what she has read.

They are also eager to ask Mrs. Thompson questions.

Teens for Life Information. There will be a meeting Sept. 5, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at St. Patrick's Parish Life Center. A Pro-Life movie will be shown along with snacks and there will be a sign-up sheet for future activities.

The meeting day for the Parish Council has been moved to the second Tuesday of the month to allow the Finance Committee time to look at the previous month's accounts. This next meeting the council will be looking at the results of the Parish Survey. The council hopes that bids will be ready to be reviewed for the work on the north side of the church. There is more on that in the bulletin.

We are trying a new game format at Bingo and have to make some adjustments to it. We also are anticipating the arrival of new daubers and pull tab games. I haven't heard from the salesman yet, so it may be another week before those arrive. I did manage to get Breast Cancer Awareness daubers. There had be several requests for those.

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 Cheryl McKinney and Matt McKinney.

7 p.m. Evening Service

Wednesday prayer meetings and Bible studies will start up on Sept. 8, 2010.

Brother Charles Mullenix will be bringing our message this Sunday

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 hole sponsors to help in this endeavor.

Until next week: 1 John 5:11 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12- He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life. 13- I write these things to you who believe in the name of Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. 14-This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

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

For more information, contact the church at 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!

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 a.m. Sunday morning worship which is not about hanging with our BFFs, but is a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving in the world but not of the world (Hebrews 12:18-29). 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.

September Share Food orders can be placed through Sept. 9, by contacting the church office.

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



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