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CHURCH NEWS

Friday, September 24, 2010

Wesley Chapel Church

The Wesley Chapel will conduct a spaghetti dinner from 4-7 p.m., Saturday. The dinner will include salad, garlic bread, dessert and coffee. Cost is $5 for adults and $4 children 6-under.

Family Worship Center

A Christian style October Fest will be Saturday, Oct. 2, from 4-8 p.m., at the Family Worship Center of the Wabash Valley, US 40 west at Staunton Flashing Light. "Bash in the Woods" will have live entertainment featuring Restoration, Sticks with Hymn Ministry, Strings for the Lord, and the Family Worship Center Praise Team.

Bring a friend and a lawn chair. There will also be games, free food and a hay ride.

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 SR59.

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.

Peniel United Methodist Church

Peniel Church Homecoming will be Sunday, Sept. 26, with our usual morning service times, with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., and worship at 10:45 a.m.

The afternoon meal will be at 12:30 p.m., and is a pitch-in dinner. The church will provide the drinks.

The afternoon program will start at 2 p.m. We will honor three long-time members. These will be Grace Moore, Anna Mae Swearingen and Bob Anderson.

Music for the program will be provided by the local musical group, "Breaking Silence," from the McKinley Hill Church.

Pastor Pippin invites one and all to attend this service.

Bee Ridge Congregational Church

Bee Ridge Congregational 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!

The Door Christian Fellowship Church

Pastor Tom and Sister Rose Roeschlein invite all to the fifth anniversary services of the Door Christian Fellowship Church on Sunday, Sept. 26.

Services begin at 11 a.m., with evangelist Vic Harris. Harris has pastored two churches and preached in international evangelism over the past 20 years.

Evening service begins at 7 p.m., with Pastor Roeschlein preaching. He is now in his 25th year of pastoring and has preached in 16 countries. A time of fellowship with dessert, punch and coffee will follow.

Families, friends, and foes are invited to attend. The door is located at 100 N. Forest Ave. For more information or transportation call 812-201-3966.

Brazil Bible Fellowship Church

We continue to be encouraged from the messages that Pastor is bringing us from the book of Philippians. This last Sunday we were offered hope in times of adversity from Paul's example. In Philippians 1:12-14 it was brought to our attention that even though Paul was in prison for preaching the gospel he was rejoicing. He was able to rejoice because others were coming to saving faith in Jesus Christ. All of the prisoners and guards knew why Paul was there.

The reason that Paul could rejoice is that God took a bad situation and made it work for good to those who love Him (Romans 2:28). We can rejoice when we face adversity for Christ because God can use it to accomplish something good. People can try to stop people but they cannot stop God from accomplishing His purpose.

Pastor will continue preaching through the book of Philippians. We invite you to join us for our worship service at 11 a.m. We have Sunday School at 10 a.m. for all ages. This Sunday Night is youth group. All young people in middle and high school are invited. They meet at 6 p.m.

Our next youth function will be on Nov. 6. It is a hayride and cookout. Last year we had a great time.

We are located on South 59 directly across from the 4-H fairgrounds.

We have a website that can provide you with more information. It is www.brazilbible.org. You can learn more about us as well as listen to some past messages in the audio/video link.

If you have any questions you may call the church at 442-5008 or email at pastor@brazilbible.org

Center Point United Methodist Church

Today is the last Saturday in September. Can you believe it?! Before you know it the Covered Bridge Festival will be taking place.

Before you get caught up in that - if you do that sort of thing - I have a little promo to do. Several years ago I was told about a consignment event that comes to Terre Haute for one weekend in the spring and one weekend in the fall. I didn't check it out until two years ago. It is a pretty good deal. It's called Just For Kids and Kay's Closet. They have good, clean clothes for children from birth up, even clothes for teenagers. They have all kinds of toys and baby things, too. Kay's Closet has good, clean women's clothing. Every item is checked two and three times to insure there are no stains or tears. This weekend they will be receiving those items consigners have entered through a computer program at "consignwithjustforkids.com".

You can check out the website for more information. But, I wanted to give you a heads up about this event. I bought some great clothes and toys for my grandchildren and a couple of nice outfits for myself in the spring.

The store is open to the public on Friday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 2, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday afternoon from 1-4 p.m. Sunday afternoon everything that consigners have designated to discount is half price. They are going to be in the old JoAnn Fabrics building beside The Olive Garden. Check them out. In this economy every little bit helps.

Tomorrow Pastor Bob Kumpf has another message for us from the book of Luke. The title is "Really Rich" and comes from the story of Lazarus and the Rich Man in chapter 16, verses 19-31. Bob says, "It is the story of temporary riches as compared to eternal riches. It is the story of making the choice of how you wish to spend eternity before it's too late. It is the story of what it is to be wealthy in the eyes of the world and through the eyes of faith." I have always been impressed with this scripture. That God would show us, once again, how much He cares about us by urging us to believe now. I marvel at the end of the parable in verse 31 where, in Jesus' story, Abraham tells the Rich Man, "If they don't listen to Moses and the prophets, they will not be persuaded if someone rises from the dead." Jesus knew that His resurrection would still not convince some people to believe in God - until it was too late.

Ruth Waldbieser did not wait. Sunday morning she went home to the Lord. Ruth was an example of believing now. She was a worker for the Lord while here on earth. Now, though we will miss her, along with her family, she is resting with the Lord. Celebrating her "homecoming." Ruth believed The Word. Do we believe it? How will we choose to spend eternity? Like Lazarus or the Rich Man? Which will it be? Where do we want to spend eternity? Think about it. Don't wait till it is too late!

You are welcome to join us tomorrow for Sunday School and worship services. Be in the house of the Lord.

Harmony United Methodist Church

Making disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. This is the universal mission statement for the United Methodist Church. Through prayer, Study and fellowship, we are striving to complete the mission Jesus Christ has set before us.

Wednesday morning, students, staff, parents and grandparents gathered at various schools in our community. It was a blessing to see so many gathered around the pole to pray for our children, schools, community leaders and our national leaders. The program initiated by our youth, was a blessing to hear the children leading in prayer for their classmates and their school and elected leaders. We all should follow the lead of our youth by continually lifting our schools and elected officials in prayer.

The month of August we were asked to fill baby bottles with loose change. The month's mission was Crisis Pregnancy Center. We were able to collect over $600 in those bottles to help bless moms and dads at CPC. Ann Coker, director of CPC was so grateful for the donation that allowed the center to purchase seven port-a-cribs for the parents to be. Parents can earn reward dollars at the center by attending classes on parenting.

Sept. 15 brought the start of small group training here at Harmony UMC. Each Wednesday evening at 6 p.m., we will be meeting for a time of prayer, study and fellowship. All are welcome to join us for this exciting lesson in discipleship.

Today we will be hosting the monthly meeting of Town and Country United Methodist Men, breakfast starting at 8 a.m. with meeting to follow. Pancakes and sausages along with juice and coffee fill the menu. Come hungry and be filled with the Holy Spirit!

This Sunday we will welcome Mr. Tom Barnett Sr. as he shares a message for the Gideon's. Please come and support Mr. Barnett. Worship at 9 a.m., and Sunday School at 10:30 a.m.

Eastside Christian Church

Eastside Christian Church was the host for the law enforcement and firemen honor luncheon given on Sept. 16. We want these people to realize how important they are in our everyday lives and do not always get the credit they deserve. The meal was prepared by KFC, and was definitely enjoyed by all those that attended. The Brazil police department, sheriff's department and fire department were well represented. And it was good to see Lee Reberger attend.

The table favors were donated by Hoosier Homes, the napkins by Riddell Bank. The tables were nicely decorated in red, white and blue. It was good to see so many of our church members in attendance and also helping out with the meal. You all made this special.

Have you marked your calendars for Oct. 3rd? That is our anniversary Sunday. This will be a special day, and a fellowship meal will follow the worship service.

Today is Angel Food pickup day. Be sure to come to the church between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

And thanks to all who ordered.

Pastor Bill's messages on Sunday morning are from I Corinthians. Come and hear what this book has to say, which applies to us today.

We want to pray for Don Hassler, Thelma's daughter, Marilyn, and all of those on our prayer list plus anyone else that is having difficulty of any kind. We also want to remember our military men and women and our government officials.

It was good to see Martha Sutherlin with us Sunday. She is an answered prayer.

If you are not attending church anywhere else, please let this be an invitation for you to come be with us. If you have not made your decision to accept Christ as your personal Savior, now is the time. There is only Heaven or Hell. Where do you want to go when you leave this world?

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, at 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 http://mysite.ncnetwork.net/resolhio/ annunciationchurch/index.html

Although there will be no Tuesday mass again this week due to Father being gone we will have a Wednesday morning mass.

There will be a short introductory meeting for anyone interested in learning and growing closer to Christ through Bible study. The meeting is right after the 8:30 a.m. Sunday Mass in Father's outer office, in the parish center.

Teens for Life Chain will meet on Oct. 3 at 1:30 p.m. behind the courthouses in Brazil and Terre Haute to sell pro-life shirts and pray at Planned Parenthood afterward. This will be from 1:30-3:45 p.m.

They will also be meeting on Oct. 8 to decorate the float for the ISU homecoming parade. They will meet at 2559 E. Park Ave. bring hotdogs and/or marshmallows for a bonfire. Drinks will be provided.

Oct. 9 is the ISU Parade. Carpool or caravan from St. Patrick's parking lot at 7:30 a.m. Dress for weather and wear LIFE shirts.

Indiana Catholic Men's Conference will be on Oct. 16. For more information, call 317-924-3982 or go to indianacatholicmenconference.com.

Jeff Etling, Chairman of the Finance Committee, will be giving a presentation of the Church's finances thru June 2010 on Sept. 26 after the 8:30 a.m. Mass. All are welcome to attend.

The Knights of Columbus will be visiting Gibault, Monday Sept. 27. Gibault is the number one charity of the Indiana Knights of Columbus. They will have dinner with the kids, take a tour of the school, and visit the Indiana Knights of Columbus Museum. This is a great opportunity to learn more about Gibault and what we can do to assist them. We will be leaving from the Annunciation parking lot at 4:45 p.m. If you're planning to attend, please RSVP to Jeff Etling at gk4377@gmail.com

Attendance at Bingo has been up the last couple of weeks and the number of volunteers has been down. Please try to volunteer once a month if you can. We ask volunteers to be there by 5 p.m., and they normally leave by 9 p.m. We only ask for one of our pull tab volunteers to stay until the games end which is normally between 9:30 and 9:45 p.m. Remember that profits from Bingo help pay church bills, so when you volunteer for bingo you are helping our church.

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 Juddy Ferry and Vicky Trusler

No evening services this week.

No Bible Study / Prayer Meeting on Wednesday.

The golf scramble for Help-A-Family-At-Christmas still needs sponsors. The golf scramble to be held Oct. 16, provides $70 worth of clothing each for approximately 50-55 children at Christmas. Our members of the congregation will then be buying toys for the children. If you would like to be a sponsor, call the church we will get your message to Trent or Anthony.

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 three years through sixth grade.

We are working on a "Calendar of Events" to stay informed of the activities as we start the "busy" season so if your group has an activity planned please let me know!

Looking ahead:

Oct. 2 the FBC Fish Fry at the Popcorn Festival 4-7 pm. Great Food awaits all who come.

Until next week: Mark 1-1 The beginning of the gospel about Jesus Christ, the Son of God." 2: It is written in Isaiah the prophet: "I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way" 3- "a voice of one calling in the desert, "Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him'"

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

For more information, call the church at 812-446-0531.

Come join us in Worship to Our Father. We are a Un-Denominational church that worships Jesus Christ.

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

Otter Creek Christian Church

Have you ever just given up? Sometimes we need to give up in order to let God work in our lives. You know how your kids whine about what they want or throw a tantrum, until they see you're not going to do it for them unless they calm down and behave? That sometimes is how God works with us no matter what age we are.

In several books of the Bible we're told we have not because we ask not believing it will happen. Also we forget to give Praise to God for accomplishing it because we cannot see the results. Faith is believing even though we cannot see the outcome. God is faithful are we? The best known verse about the meaning of faith is Hebrews 11: 1 "Now Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things unseen."

This week at Otter Creek Christian Church will be a busy one:

Tonight, Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. i our annual Fish Fry.

Sunday, Sept. 26 at 9:30 a.m. Sunday Study (all age groups) and 10:40 a.m Morning Worship

Tonight at 6 p.m., we will be having a great service with Ansil Harpold former Brazil resident and now working in the Prison Ministry. He'll be having the message and singing. We're looking forward to having a grand time Praising the Lord with him.

Fridays at 10 a.m. Ladies Bible Study will be at 12660 E. Grotto Road.

To contact our pastor call 812-446-4007 if no answer leave a message and we will return your call as soon as we return. Tuesday thru Saturday you may call Sandy's at 812-443-6007.

Continue to be in prayer for those who you know are unsaved, also for our military whether here in the states or abroad.

May God work in your life and may you allow Him to continually guide you. Until we meet again either in person or through this column.

First Baptist Church

The First Baptist family will celebrate God's goodness and provision with a Fall Harvest Picnic today at Martin's Lake beginning at 4 p.m. There will be a wiener roast, hayride, scavenger hunt and other activities. The Hospitality Committee will see that everything is ready so you have nothing to bring with you except your chair.

Sunday we will have donuts in the fellowship room beginning at 8:45 a.m., until Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Walk on down or use the elevator to enjoy this extra time of fellowship.

Morning worship begins at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Mark. There is an adult staffed nursery available. KidMo Bible in Life lessons are also provided for pre-K through 5th grade.

AWANA and Middle and High School Youth meet at 5:30 p.m. Evening worship service begins at 6 p.m.

Wednesday Bible Study will meet in the Fellowship Room at 12:15. The guides for this study are available on-line but we encourage you to attend with us.

THE ROCK alternative worship service begins at 7 p.m., on Thursday. There is a nursery and KidMo for the children.

Next Sunday will be October and we will have communion.

A large crowd of supporters was on hand Tuesday evening by the river in Mansfield Village for the baptism of Lance Anderson. This was a first time experience for most of those attending. It was a beautiful service of witness and praise as we celebrated with Lance.

Start the fall season by attending church this Sunday. We'll be looking for you!

Carbon United Methodist Church

What a great weekend for our little town of Carbon! The Van Buren Volunteer Fire Department's annual fish fry was Saturday. The weather was perfect, food was great, the music even greater, and the crowds were larger than ever. I want to commend the fire department for the way they had everything organized. I heard a number of people say that although the lines were long, they were surprised at how quickly they moved along. It is almost like a Homecoming, for people from all over come back to the fish fry to see old friends. I noticed that Johnny Summers was out early so that he wouldn't miss anyone.

The fish fry evening is also a big, big day for our little church. After eating their fill at the fish fry, folks could meander down the street to the church where we had a beautiful quilt show going on upstairs, a bazaar downstairs, and a Kid's Karnival out in the yard. Now that was a busy place, for sure! The inmates down at the prison donated a beautiful quilt that they had made to be given away in a drawing. The lucky winner was Susan Starr. A second quilt and a table runner were also given away. Joy Trout and Mary Ellen Thompson did a great job gathering up quilts to show.

I worked downstairs at the bazaar. It was great fun seeing old friends come through. A number of them came just to see us and visit a while. My husband really enjoyed visiting with old friends who knew they would find him there. Nearly everyone in the church contributed something to the bazaar. But what went the quickest was the jellies and jams and the candy. One man came in specifically to get the blackberry jelly and ended up buying 12 jars!

The folks from the Nazarene Church provided a lot of help with the Kid's Karnival. And boy, was it appreciated. They were busy all evening at all the booths. Thanks to all the help, everything was set up in record time and taken down and stowed away in record time. They were done by 9 p.m. If you missed it, put it on next year's calendar right now. The entire evening is too good to miss.

Wouldn't it be great if just a few of those folks who came through the church last week would come back on Sunday to be with us while we worship our Savior (the real reason for the church--not the number of activities we have). Our minister brought out in his message last Sunday and there is a big difference between a church and a club, although many people forget that. Sometime it is harder to join a club than it is to join a church. You may be questioned, you may have to be sponsored, and you may have to be voted on. You join a club mostly for the fun of belonging. Anyone and everyone is invited to attend church, but to be a member, a person has to first accept Jesus as his Savior and have as his primary purpose for belonging that of reaffirming his faith and worshiping our God.

Are you looking for a club...or are you looking for a group of people whose purpose is to follow the teaching of Jesus and worship Him? Think about it seriously ... and come join us. Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m.

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Ken Thomas opened services with greetings and an update on some he visited in the hospital, after surgery, and those awaiting surgery. Then prayer and turning over the service to Carol Vanatti whom led the congregational singing.

Then with the offering complete, Bro. Thomas offered up prayer for all our sick, shut-ins, surgery patients, spoken and unspoken, and our military in harms way. We must remember that those still there are in as much danger as those that went out on patrol daily due to the terrorists idealogy.

The special number in song was presented by Travis Terril entitled "Glory" in that deep voice which was well received. We are proud of those that can sing from the heart.

Bro. Thomas' sermon was on "Temptation" which he brought out with a "reality" show, and proved what the book of James, Chapter 1 says, "Let no man say when he is tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempeth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when finished, bringeth forth death."

Just remember that God cannot be tempted, but we as mortals can be and oft times when we take the temptation, we come out much worse off. acknowledging that we did, with God's help, can be stronger. God gave most of us a positive outlook, an attitude if you will; let's be humble and thank Him for His help at all times. Remember that we are free morale agents and that He is always there to help us. Remember to thank Him that "He will never leave nor forsake you."

Sunday schedule at 9:30 a.m., and morning worship services at 10:30 a.m., and evening services at 6 p.m.

Community Missionary Church is located at 21 W. Pinckley St., Brazil, with plenty of parking space, heat and air condition, baby cry room, room for 50 visitors; come join us.

Remember Homecoming Sunday, Oct. 10, "Shoebox" through Oct. 15.

Rev. Bob and Jane Muncie both will be here for Homecoming.

Carbon Baptist Church

Carbon Baptist Church invites you to come Sunday and hear Glen Liston speak about the Central India Christian Church. Glen, a former preacher of First Christian Church in Brazil, will be preaching on "Who Should Be A Missionary?" and sharing his heart about the mission.

Glen and his wife Shirley have raised fiveboys who are all in the ministry today across our great country. Glen has retired and works with his son Tim in Pearland, Texas. Glen became involved in the mission after retirement and has traveled there and saw a great need.

He has preached, taught and helped restore the lives of those in India and desires to do all he can to bring the gospel to them. Come and be challenged to do your part in helping those around the world. Our morning service begins at 10:30 a.m., come and enjoy the gospel and fellowship Sept. 26, at 14100 N. Murphy Ave., Carbon.

Coming Oct. 3, immediately following worship service will be a potato bar for lunch. It will be a free will offering, and all proceeds going to help finance our new kneeling benches in the sanctuary. The sponsors for the potato bar will be the Ladies Ministry of our church.

The Ladies Ministry will be at the home of Jennie Chamberlain on Tuesday, Sept. 28, at 6:30 p.m. All ladies invited.

Come and enjoy the fellowship at Carbon Baptist Church!

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 ask whether we are content with the abundant grace and supply of God to pursue God's kingdom. 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.

October Share Food orders can be placed through Oct. 7, 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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