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Friday, September 10, 2010

Little Historic Church at Carbon

The Little Historic Church at Carbon will have their Friday program on Sept. 24. 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 Firm Foundation of Brazil.

Everyone is invited to attend.

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Ken Thomas opened the services with greetings to all and prayer then turned he podium over to Carol Vanatti to lead the congregational singing.

Brother Thomas then got a status report on our sick, shut-ins, those awaiting surgery, spoken and unspoken, and our military in harms way. We were also glad to hear Pfc. Caleb Justice is soon to arrive home for a short visit of a few days and then reporting back to Marine base for further assignment.

Then Peg Parksey sang the special entitled "Prayer is the key to Heaven," one of our favorites and Peg really sings it from the heart.

Pastor Thomas opened his sermon with "If you don't have Jesus, you are dead." "There are a lot of walking dead." John 6:29 says, "This is the work of God, the ye believe on him whom he hath sent." Verse35, "I am the bread of life: he that believeth on me shall never thirst."

Pastor had the communion table set, and prepared serving and as verse 54, Jesus said, "Who so eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day."

Brother Thomas left this word at close of services. If you don't have Jesus, you don't have anything, you are a part of the walking dead. Will you walk with God today...It's not too late.

Community Missionary Church is located at 21 W. Pinckley St. Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m. and Evening Service at 6 p.m. Lots of parking space, baby cry room, air conditioned and choice seats for all visitors.

Plans for our family reunion in October will be finalized during our September Board Meeting on September 13. Rev. Robert Muncie is well known in this area and his wife, Jane, is an ordained minister and both are very talented singers and musicians. They will carry the entire program.

Brazil Nazarene Church

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

We just finished our revival last week and it was awesome. Rev. Tim Hancock delivered wonderful sermons that enlightened many of us. He also had a young people's sermon and a magic act that was really enjoyable but a real teaching experience for our kids. Every night he sang a song or two that was always wonderful. He is a Christian recording artist as well as an Evangelist. We hope to have him back in the near future.

Our Wednesday night children's Caravan continues each Wednesday at 7 p.m. Caravan is now for children 5-11 years of age. The children will still work for what we call badges but they will no longer receive an actual badge. Instead, kids will earn Bogey coins for attendance. At the end of the Caravan year we will take each class to Bogey's to spend their coins, play putt-putt and enjoy pizza. We feel this is a fun alternative for the children.

We still offer bus service for those who need a ride. Leave a message on our church answering machine if your child/children need a ride and one of the children's workers will call you back. The phone number is 446-0371. Before they can ride the bus, the children will need a permission slip signed by their parent or guardian and also a permission slip to receive medical treatment in case a child needs it. Children who return all the slips will receive a special treat.

Our children will be in the parade Sept. 25 and in the next printing there will be more detail regarding the children's participation.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to Ron Hofmann and all his family. His grand mother passed away this past week. We offer our support and prayers to all the family and friends.

If you are looking for a home church we warmly invite you to join us for any or all our services. Sunday worship is 10 a.m. and Life Classes are 9am. See our church ad for a list of other services in today's paper. Rev. Gary Bechtel is our pastor and Sam Glover is our song leader. We offer baby and toddler nurseries. Casual dress is appropriate.

Our church is on Facebook. Look up at Brazil Nazarene Church and become a friend to receive up to date information about children's and church activities.

Have a blessed week and God bless.

Union United Methodist Church

Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all. ~Stanley Horowitz

As the cooler weather has fallen upon us and we spend our days enjoying the beauty of nature may we be reminded of all the blessings God has laid upon us.

Union United Methodist Church would cordially like to invite you this Sunday, Sept. 12, for our annual church picnic. This year's picnic will be held at the church starting at 10:30 a.m. A service will be held with a pitch in dinner following. Entertainment, games, bounce house and fellowship will be enjoyed throughout the day.

We would also like for you to mark your calendars and join us Sept. 19-21, at 7 p.m. each evening for our revival.

We are conveniently located south of Brazil off SR-59, turn east on CR-600 proceeding toward the airport and Jackson Twp School. We are exactly 1.75 miles east of SR-59 on CR-600. Come and experience a church with Open Doors, Open Hearts, and Open Minds for serving our Lord.

Carbon Baptist Church

Sunday School classes are 9:30 a.m., Worship Services at 10:30 a.m.

On this weeks prayer requests are Raymond Chamberlain, Jackie Potter, Stella Walker, Shawn Lucas, Deenie Potter, Garman Hurt, Slim Potter, Joseph Lucas, Melodye Young, Tim Grindle, Ron Pierce, Mary Taylor, Andrea Ladd, Bryan Loveless, Zach Lucas, Tyler Head, Dave Hoskins, Albert Head, Sammie Tidwell, Dan Potter, Susie and Terry Hood, Vickie Ladd, Saddie Compton, Ruth Surmatis, Jason Craft, Steve Sterrett, Liz Withers, Joe Yocom, Donald Martin, David Martin, Jessica Stewart, Carl Young, Jan Steiner, Sherry Stevenson, Sue Vanzo, Ray Dillenger, Jackie Porter, Lori Decker and Alta Howell.

Howard Hughes is the senior Pastor, and may be reached at 812-236-9099. Chris Lee is the youth Pastor, and he may be reached at 812-878-1024.

The church is located at 14100 N. Murphy Rd., Carbon.

First Baptist Church

Sunday at First Baptist Church, Walnut and Maple streets, begins at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday School classes for all ages. Some have arrived early to make sure the coffee is prepared, materials are out, and the building is ready for your arrival.

Morning worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Dr. Marc Kirkoff will bring the message. If you missed him when he was here before, make sure you come this Sunday. There is an adult-staffed nursery available. Pre-K thru elementary students may attend KidMo.

AWANA starts off their year this Sunday at 5:30 p.m. AWANA is open to all children of the community. Our program is for children two years of age through elementary. You will register upon arrival and go to the sanctuary. A light meal will be served at 6 p.m. before everyone moves to the classes. They all come together again before dismissal at 7 p.m.

Awana helps churches and parents work together to develop spiritually strong children and youth who faithfully follow Jesus Christ. Our programs offer a proven approach for evangelizing and discipling kids in the church and community.

To help AWANA get off to a great start, all middle-school and high school youth as well as adults of the church are encouraged to help out this Sunday evening.

Wednesday Mid-Day Bible Study meets at 12:15 in the fellowship room. We are now studying Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon.

THE ROCK alternative worship service meets at 7 p.m. Thursday in the sanctuary. There is a staffed nursery as well as KidMo for the elementary aged children.

Will it surprise you to know it is almost time for our Fall Harvest Celebration? Saturday, Sept. 25 needs to be marked on your calendar. This is a fun time at Martin's Lake with a wiener roast and hayride.

Don't forget to remember our school teachers and students in your prayers.

"Be thankful--Your childhood may not have been perfect, but it's over."

Wondering what to wear Sunday to church? The most beautiful attire is always a smile.

Eastside Christian Church

These are the last two days to order Angel Food. If you still wish to order, please either call 812-448-1030 or 765-672-6363, and one of us will be glad to accommodate you. You can also order on line.

Our prayers go out to the Doug Harrison family. Doug went home to be with his Lord on Sept. 4.

Remember to read I Corinthians:12 before tomorrow.

It was good to have Pastor Brock's whole family with us last week. And it was good to have Dave back leading the singing, although we always appreciate Ron's stepping in. Ann was missed, but Millie always does well on her own.

We also want to keep Dave Lewis, Mary I, and Steve Clark in our prayers. Also keep praying for our government leaders, our military and our young people. These are hard times for kids. We want to pray that they make Godly decisions.

We will be honoring our local law enforcement and fire department Tuesday here at the church at noon. We want them to know that they are appreciated .

If you are not attending church anywhere else, we want to invite you come be with us. Our Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m., and our worship service is at 10:30 a.m. If you have not given your life over to Christ, now is the time. Tomorrow may be too late.

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 Brad & Kim Hapenny and Connor Hapenny; 7 p.m. Evening Service

Wednesday at 7 p.m. Bible Study/Prayer Meeting

Today marks the 9th anniversary of the attack on the Twin Towers. Please pause for a moment today and pray for the victims families and for peace.

This week's message will be on "The Secret to Encouragement--Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

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.

It's Here! Kids, have your parents mark their calendars for Sept. 26. That date is the AWANA kickoff here at Benwood. The kickoff starts at 5 p.m. with lots of fun for everyone. AWANA is for ages 3 years through 6th grade.

We would like to take this opportunity to say "Thank You" to Brother Charles Mullenix for the message he delivered while Pastor Dick was on vacation.

On a personal note, Pastor Dick would like to wish his wife, Dianna, a happy 45th wedding anniversary. 45 years, How wonderful! Congratulations to both of you.

Until next week: Matthew 13:44 "Again, the Kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and hid; and for joy over it he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field."

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

The Church phone number is 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!

Bee Ridge Congregational Church

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.

Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:15 a.m. Worship Service and Children's Church begins at 10:30 a.m. Our church congregation is growing and we welcome new members or visitors anytime. Come join us for worship. Jeff Bridgewater is our Pastor, and can be reached at 812-241-3036. Hope to see you Sunday!

Don't forget today, Saturday, Sept. 11, is the "Remember 9/11 Dinner and Service" at the Cow Palace at Forest Park beginning at 5 p.m. This is the annual dinner to remember and honor our military forces as well as our local police, firefighters and emergency medical teams. Please plan to join us.

Center Point United Methodist Church

Today is the day. Fall Festival time in Center Point. Serving will begin at 4:30 p.m. Come join us in a meal, music and various other activities. These evenings are wonderful for renewing or forming friendships. In the fast-paced world we live in it is a welcome break to have an evening of relaxation.

If you read last week's article, you know I wondered about the title of Pastor Bob Kumpf's message "Learning to Dance." He said he would tie it in to the scripture from the book of Luke. He told the story of a man wanting to learn to dance as a surprise for his wife. The man got a book about dancing and set about doing as the instructions illustrated. He practiced and one day sat his wife down and showed her his surprise. He executed the moves, but his wife said he was missing a very important part. The music. Then she put on the music and the man saw the difference. Bob's story shows us that we can follow the instructions to the letter, or we can listen to the music and enjoy the dancing. That's the difference between trying to live by the law and living by grace.

When you attend a worship service you never know what you will hear. You might get a lesson in Greek or Hebrew. That's what we got Sunday. Bob started his message explaining the scripture in Luke 14:26. That scripture essentially says if I want to be a disciple of Jesus, I have to hate my mom and dad, husband and children. Well, I knew that Jesus did not mean for me to hold hatred in my heart, but I wasn't sure how that scripture should be viewed. Bob said he had done a study of that passage in the Greek and found that the word for "hate" meant "a secondary love." The Greek word is "miseo". So, the verse is saying if I want to be a disciple of Jesus I have to love Him first and those others second. That makes sense. Thanks for the clarification, Bob.

Tomorrow's message is once again from the book of Luke. This time from the 15th chapter. The first ten verses. These are the parables of the lost sheep and the lost coin. Guess what the title of the message is. "Lost." Just think about it. That could take in a lot of territory. Bob says, "The message is about God's love for all people and the value He places on every life. The intent of the message is to help people see themselves and others through God's eyes and realize how much we are loved. It is a message of hope for all." That's something we all need---every day----hope.

Join us tomorrow for Sunday School and worship services. Be in the House of the Lord and be blessed.

Otter Creek Christian Church

Good morning from your friends out at the Otter Creek Christian Church. I would like to take time now to share a scripture with you from 1st Thessalonians 5:23-And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. When we think about peace we remember what happened nine years ago to our country. We reflect on the ones that lost their lives in those terrible events and the brave people that worked to rescue them. We thank God that we live in the most blessed country in the world, but we need to turn back to God or we will get another wake-up call.

Special events for Otter Creek Church. Sept. 11- Homemade Ice Cream Social from 5-8 p.m.

Deaton family Bluegrass Gospel Singers will provide special music. There will also be a moon walk for kids of all ages. And it is all FREE.

Sept. 26 -Ansil Harpold, well known local evangelist will be at Otter Creek to share his ministry in music and his work in the prison ministry.

It all starts at 6 p.m. There will be a love offering taken to go to the prison ministry.

Oct. 16 - Beyond The Ashes, well known southern gospel/contemporary gospel group will be at Otter Creek Church to sing and share their ministry with us. Everyone is invited to attend. The service will start at 6 p.m. There will be a love offering taken for the group. Come and be blessed by Beyond the Ashes.

If you need any info about any of these events or about the church services 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages, 10:40 a.m. for Worship and Friday Ladies Bible Study at 10 a.m. at 12660 E. Grotto Road Brazil.

You can call 812-446-5300, or 812-446-4007, 812-249-3309 or Sandy's Good Books and More at 812-443-6007.

The church is located 6299 N. Crow Street Brazil Indiana. Everyone is invited to attend any or all of these services

Until we meet again by way of this article or in person may God richly bless you and keep you in His everlasting arms.

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 as we encounter the incredible mercy that shows God in Christ is out to save sinners (1 Timothy 1:12-17). 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 picked up 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday morning, Sept. 25, 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

What a happy surprise we had at church last Sunday. I heard a little commotion in the back and turned to see what it was and it was a young friend and her family from Texas who came to surprise us. And boy, did she!

She and her siblings grew up with our three sons and were just like brothers and sisters. She was in town for her family's annual reunion. If I had ever had a daughter, I would have wanted her to be just like this girl. She and Jeff were both the babies of each family.

One picture of them that is in my mind is of the two of them when they were about four. He had on the bottom part of his cowboy suit and she had on the top. They both had big cap guns hanging down their legs. They both had on old cowboy boots that had been passed down the sibling lines until they finally reach these two. The heels were worn off until they were completely rounded and the toes were curled up because they were still too big for them.

Although they thought they looked like rough, tough cowboys, we secretly called them "Festus." Now I won't explain. All folks 50 and older knew who Festus was.

She had a delightful time showing her daughter around the church and sharing memories with her.... memories that I didn't even think made an impression on her at the time.

It just goes to show that we don't ever know what kind of influence we are going to have on people and what will turn into important memories for them. She commented to me that it was wonderful to come back to ones roots every so often. It means a lot to me that she wanted to.

It's just one more week until the big Carbon Fish Fry, and all the activities at our church. There will be a Quilt and Craft Show upstairs in the sanctuary.

A Bazaar in the basement, and a big Kid's Karnival outside. Come enjoy the fish fry and the music and meander down our way to see what is going on at the church.

Dr. Conrad was the guest speaker this past Sunday. He is a very dedicated Gideon who really tells the story of the Gideons with great conviction. It is a very special organization, and we are always happy to have him spread their message at our church.

Come worship with us this Sunday. Church begins at 10:30.

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