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CHURCH NEWS

Friday, October 1, 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.

Please join us for World Communion Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m., as we are reminded in the opening verses of Second Timothy that, though there are different churches, denominations, and manners of worship, there is only one God. A time of fellowship follows worship with Sunday School for all ages beginning at 10:45. Nursery care is provided beginning at 9:15.

We will host a Blessing of Animals 2-4 p.m., Sunday afternoon in the church yard. Bring your pets - any kind - for a blessing in the tradition of St. Francis of Assisi. Please, no cats before 2:30 and no dogs after 3:30.

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/

Brazil Bible Fellowship Church

When we face the challenges and difficulties of the Christian life all we need to do is look at the apostle Paul for encouragement. He was put in prison for proclaiming the gospel - that Jesus Christ came as God in flesh, a sinless sacrifice, so that sinners can be saved from sin's condemnation. While he was in prison he rejoiced that others were now sharing the gospel as a result. Not everyone was doing it with pure motives. Some were trying to make life even more difficult for Paul. Paul rejoiced! Why? Because more people were hearing the good news of salvation that is available by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. Paul saw beyond the temporal (prison) to the eternal (the salvation of sinners). As long as the message was right Paul overlooked the motive. That is the message from Philippians 1:15-18 that Pastor brought to us on Sunday. It is

available on the website www.brazilbible.org so that you can hear it as well

Our Sunday night youth group continues to meet on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. Currently they meet at the church from 6-7:30. All middle and high school youth are welcome. On the 10th, they are having a joint activity with Community Bible Church in Paris, IL. Call the church at 442-5008 for more information on joining us for this activity.

The youth hayride and cook-out is scheduled for Nov. 6.

The adult Sunday School class is currently watching a DVD series from Answers In Genesis called Biblical Apologetics for Real Life. The primary emphasis is having and maintaining a biblical worldview.

A biblical worldview means that one interprets the same evidence as others but uses the Bible as the foundation. When the Bible is removed, then the door is open for everyone to do that which is right in their own eyes. God was there when the world was created and He tells us how through His self-revelation, the Bible. We would love for you to join us. Sunday School is at 10:00 and there are classes for every age.

We are located on Highway 59 directly across from the 4-H fairgrounds. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

Harmony United Methodist Church

The other morning on my way to the church, I was in awe of the beautiful picture painted in the sky. The colors were so clear and crisp with the reds and oranges of the clouds against the blue backdrop and the rising of the sun made for an awe inspiring start to the day. Traveling North on Harmony road I saw a red fox and several birds of prey. The fall harvest is in full swing and much of the harvesting is complete. I really appreciate the attention to detail that I witnessed that crisp morning and it causes me to anticipate even more the changing of the season with the gorgeous fall foliage that is starting to appear. It seems that over night the mums surrounding the church have blossomed forth in full color.

With the changing of the seasons, we are beginning to prepare for our annual fish fry to be held on Nov. 7. A work day was scheduled for the 2nd of October. Starting with breakfast at 8 a.m., various projects that have needed attention were addressed including painting, landscaping and other housekeeping chores. Fritz Maurer provided the power washer and the muscle to clean the outside of the fellowship hall prior to the work day. Thanks to all who participated in any way.

We celebrate World Communion Sunday this week. The message this week is entitled "Slavery" and comes to us from the 17th Chapter of Luke vs. 5-10. We are continuing the Wednesday evening study at 6 p.m. focusing on Community. This past Wednesday evening we shared a lesson on Mutuality, "We will encourage one another." Next week we will share a lesson on Sympathy and Mercy. We will learn about forgiveness and support for fellow Christians. Come join us for service beginning at 9 a.m., with Sunday school following at 10:30.

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 am. Worship Service and Children's Church begins at 10:30 am. 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!

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 Mandi Eldridge

5 p.m. AWANA for ages 3 through 6th grade; and 7 p.m. Evening Services

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

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.

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:

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

Until next week: Luke 1-67 His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied: 68- "Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come and has redeemed his people.

We are located two miles north of US Hwy 40 on the Knightsville Road or two miles east of Indiana 59 on Rio Grand Road

Church Phone Number: 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!

First Baptist Church

Welcome to all the services and programs offered at First Baptist.

This Sunday beginning at 9:30 is Sunday Schoolclasses for all ages. There is always coffee and fellowship for those who arrive early. Communion will be a vital part of our 10:30 morning worship. There is an adult staffed nursery available and pre-K thru 5th graders will be dismissed following communion for KidMo.

Youth of middle school and high school age meet with Stephanie Plummer at 5:30 in the youth room and AWANA gathers in the sanctuary for their opening program at 5:30. AWANA helps churches and parents work together to develop spiritually strong children and youth who faithfully follow Jesus Christ. Each week, more than one million kids ages 2 to 18 participate in Awana. Over 12,000 churches in the U.S. and more than 8,000 internationally run Awana programs are changing young lives through biblical truth.

Adult evening service begins at 6 p.m.

Wednesday Bible Study meets at 12:15 in the fellowship room. Study guides are provided so that you can take notes. There is also a time of prayer concerns and praise before dismissal.

THE ROCK alternative worship service is Thursday at 7 p.m. This is geared for youth and young adults who may not have had an opportunity to worship on Sunday, but persons of all ages enjoy this service. A nursery and KidMo is provided for children.

October is Pastor Appreciation Moth when we take time to especially show appreciation, affirmation and prayer support to our spiritual leaders.

Some things we learn as kids: Sharing is more fun when it's not your stuff; food tastes better if you eat it off someone else's plate; new things can be scary; and, the four main food groups are apple juice, pizza, chocolate and pretzels.

We look forward to seeing you at church this Sunday.

Center Point United Methodist Church

October already! I don't know about your calendar, but mine fills up faster all the time. I have to make sure that I leave time for the important things.

Any number of "opportunities" present themselves, but I have to consider if it is something God would have me do. We have to do that at any age in life.

Marty Heffner called to fill me in on some to the things the youth group has been up to since Labor Day. Marty leads the youth group, with help from Gene Crowley. He said they have been doing things outside while the weather is nice. Whatever activity they do, Marty follows with a "lesson time" on that theme. For instance, they played kickball and the lesson was "Be a heel for Jesus". I didn't get that one till Marty asked if I had ever used the heel on my shoe to drive in a nail that was loose, etc. Then I got it, as he said, I might not be a hammer, but God can still use me. Last week they visited the Exotic Feline Rescue Center outside of Center Point. The lesson after that was, of course, Daniel in the Lion's Den. Tomorrow evening they will be going to Gene and Jane Crowley's to ride horses. I wonder what the lesson will be for that session?! If you or any youth you know would like to join them tomorrow evening meet at the church in Center Point at 5:45 p.m.

Pastor Bob Kumpf will have a message called "Fan the Fire" tomorrow. It comes from the book of II Timothy chapter 1, verses 1-14. He said, "It is about encouraging others to stay in love with Christ and sharing the Good News. This means to all people who have not heard the message as well as to our children and the youth in our community and around the world. Each generation has the privilege and opportunity to share God's message with the world along with the joy and scared obligation of passing it down to the next generation." Bob also said, "Next week we will begin a series based on Bishop Schnase's book, 'Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations.'" (Robert Schnase is a Bishop in the Missouri Conference of the UMC.)

Have a great weekend. Don't forget to check out Just For Kids and Kay's Closet (next to Olive Garden) today till 4 p.m. and tomorrow afternoon 1-4 p.m. If you need to save some cash on gently used clothing, toys, etc.

Join our congregation -- or somebody's congregation -- this Sunday. Be in the House of the Lord. Be blessed.

Otter Creek Christian Church

"If you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." Matthew 6: 14-15

Are we guilty of unforgiveness? If so what are we going to do about it? We never know when we'll be called before our heavenly Father for accountability. We can never pay for our sins and we don't have to Jesus did that for us, but we will be held accountable for those things we did not do like forgiving one another or letting someone go hungry when we could have done something about it.

Or like being a friend to the friendless.

This week we lost a dear friend not just to this writer but to many of you as well, Joseph G. Peabody passed away and only Jesus was with him. As a friend I wish I could have told him how much I appreciated him as a substitute big brother even though he was only three months older than myself. A memorial service will be held at Otter Creek and I encourage all of Joe's friends to attend just to share their memories of a nice man. Joe walked to his own drummer and those of us who knew him well respected that. So Joe, we'll see you over yonder just inside the gates of glory land.

Otter Creek 's week at a glance:

* Sunday Study -- 9:30 a.m.,

* Sunday Worship -- 10:40 a.m., and

* Friday Ladies Bible Study -- 10 a.m.

Coming up in October:

* Oct. 16 -- Beyond the Ashes, 6 p.m.,

* Oct. 17 -- Homecoming following regular service. Pitch-in dinner meat furnished by church, and

* Oct. 22 -- Wiener Roast and hayride.

For more information about our church call the pastor at 446-4007 or cell 812-249-3309 (after five weekdays) or call Tuesday through Saturday Sandys at 443-4007

God is Good all the time, we just don't recognize it in the trials of our lives.

Be in constant prayer for our churches, military, public servants, and those who are lost because of unbelief.

May God watch and keep you til we talk once again either by this page or in person.

Carbon United Methodist Church

You would think that after such a big weekend of the fish fry that the little town of Carbon would want to rest a while, but it has another biggie planned for this Sunday. The Little Historic Church of Carbon is having a big bean dinner starting at noon to raise money to help pay for its new roof. Beans will be cooked over an open flame on the grounds of the Carbon Town Hall. There will be beans and cornbread and desserts offered for a free-will donation. The church needs to raise close to $10,000 to pay for the new roof.

Do you know about the Little Historic Church? Built in 1873 by William Wells, it was spared during the great Carbon Fire of 1904, so this is the original building.

In the Carbon Museum, there are a group of pictures taken of Carbon after the fire, and one shows that the fire stopped just east of the church. It did not jump the street there, although most of the town was destroyed...including the Carbon Methodist Church, the Opera House, most of the businesses, and all of the saloons.

This little church had always been the Carbon Baptist Church until the congregation outgrew it and built the new Carbon Baptist Church a half mile south of Carbon. When the Baptists moved into their new church, it was planned to raze the little church, but a group of determined people worked very hard to save it. Now it is used for weddings and reunions and music gatherings. Folks gather on the first Friday of each month for good old-fashioned gospel music...quartets, bands, and individuals. On those nights, the little place is generally packed.

In a couple of weeks, on Saturday, Oct. 23, our church will sponsor a community wiener roast on the church grounds from 3-6 p.m. Everyone is invited. Put that on your calendar!

You don't need a calendar to remind you that tomorrow is Sunday, the Lord's Day. Make it special by attending church to thank Him for all His blessings and to worship Him with others who are there for that same purpose. It will make your coming week a lot better. Worship starts at 10:30 a.m.

Terre Haute After 5

Terre Haute After 5 will sponsor a dinner event at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Providence Center. Awesome Apparel, Krissy J's at The Meadows will present a Style Show. Speaker and musician Nancy Williams, New Bremen, Ohio, will present "YOU Are Priceless." The event is scheduled for 6:30-8:15 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 19. Cost is $14 inclusive. For reservations or cancellations, call 812-877-9633 or e-mail cwcafter5@verizon.net.

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church

Pastor: Father Harold W. Rightor II;

Father's email: revhwr@juno.com

Email for the parish office can be sent to annunicationchurch@msn.com.

Website: http://mysite.verizon.net/resolhio/annun...

Phone: 812-448-1901.

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.

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...

A Bible Study class is starting this week after Sunday mass. We will be studying the Gospel of St. John. We are meeting in the Parish Center in Father's outer office.

Teens for Life Chain will meet on October 3rd at 1:30 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 pm.

The Knights of Columbus will be joining the Life Chain at the Clay County Courthouse at 2 p.m.

The teens 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.

You may 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.

The Knights of Columbus annual bean dinner with the Masons will be Monday, Oct. 11, at 7:30. We will be meeting at Kennedy Crossing Bingo hall for the dinner. John Etling, former director of Catholic Charities, will be our speaker.

The work on the sidewalks and blacktop on the north side of the church is scheduled to begin and a week or so, probably about the time we have a monsoon. Once the work is started it should only take a week to complete. Hopefully we can get more cooperative weather.

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- 9:45. Remember that profits from Bingo help pay church bills, so when you volunteer for bingo you are helping our church.

Community Missionary Church

Services opened with Pastor Ken Thomas requesting and giving updates on those recently in the hospital and those entering, and after opening prayer, opened the service with Carol Vanatti leading song services.

At this time, Bro. Thomas led congregation in prayer for those sick, sit-in, those mending from surgery, spoken and unspoken, and our military in harm's way.

Peg Parksey followed with a special number titled, "God Will Make This Trial a Blessing," which Peg sings with strong feeling. Peg sings these older songs wonderfully.

If you ever heard the Greene sisters sing together, you would look forward to hearing them or anyone of them singing again, wanting another verse or another song. Well done, Peg.

After the offering, Bro. Thomas' sermon, "Don't Look Back, Don't Turn Around," took some by surprise in wanting to look back. His words were sound and meaningful.

As an example, we hear sometimes those words, "oh, for the good ol' days (what without air conditioning, TV, refrigeration, and many other 'necessary' things in life today); not a lot of people today have experienced those days as 'good and old,' but as 'hard times,'" in which they lived and don't want to see anymore, and have looked ahead to better times.

The Bible tells us of a man named Lot whom God told to take his family and flee immediately and not look back for He was preparing to destroy Sodom; saying also should he look back that he would be consumed also.

That Lot found favor with God, Lot pleaded with sons-in-laws to go along with his two daughters to go to a nearby city which God approved, and they mocked him.

"Hasten" and he went with wife and two daughters and Chap. 19 verse 26 tells us that Lot's wife looked back and immediately turned into a pillar of salt.

Don't turn around, don't look back, but look to the future and go forward with God, that He might guide you to a better way and better things.

When Moses led his people out of bondage, his people complained when learning that Pharoah was in hot pursuit, knowing that God had Moses to lead and He was protecting them. But there were those that kept looking back and grumbling about their situation.

However, Moses looked ahead and with God's help, did save his people. You may look back to correct mistakes, but go forward with God and a renewed life. You cannot serve two masters.

Many people have a greed for more material things and more money through greedy ways, but being honest one must strive to be fair to their fellow men. God understands these things and just remember you cannot reserve part of your heart for "me" and the rest for God.

Go ever forward with Him.

Sunday schedule is at 9:30 a.m., with morning worship at 10:30, and evening service beginning at 6 p.m.

All are welcome to attend. Community Missionary is located at 21 W. Pinckley St., Brazil.

The Door Christian Fellowship

The Door Christian Fellowship Church invites all Popcorn Festival visitors and vendors to their services Sunday, Oct. 3.

Services at 11 a.m., and 7 p.m., with Pastor Tom Roeschlein preaching.

All visitors in attendance will receive a gift.

The Door is located at 100 N. Forest Ave., Brazil.

For more information or transportation, call 812-201-3966.

Carbon Baptist Church

Praise and Worship Prelude: Welcome and Announcements. Collection of tithes, offerings and gifts.

Praise and Worship.

Pastor: Howard Hughes.

Week in Review:

Weekly need: $4,700

Attendance, Sept. 26, 2010: Sunday Service, 155

Sunday Service Offering: $3,007.99

Offering for India Christian Mission: $903.93

Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-noon

Prayer Chain: Contact for prayer chain is Judy Randall, 448-3454.

Coming this week:

Oct. 3 -- Potato Bar immediately following the service; Thirsty, 6;07 p.m.

Oct. 5 -- Finance Committee meeting, 6 p.m.; Business meeting, 7 p.m.

Oct. 6 -- Praise and worship, 6 p.m.; Cell Groups, 7 p.m.; College Bible Study, 10 p.m.

FYI -- This is Pastor Appreciation Month

High school Bible study will be before school. see Chris for details.

Oct. 17 -- Area Wide Youth Event

Paint Ball -- 3-6 p.m.

Cookout -- 6-8 p.m.

This is for junior and senior high students and will take place at McKinnley Hill.

Fertile Ground cell group is hosting a chili cookoff for the town of Carbon Saturday, Oct. 23, from 3-5 p.m. We need your help. Ten-plus crock pots of chili

Freezer -- Needing a good freezer for the food pantry. If you have one that you would like to donate, please call the office.

Thanks for all the support for the Central India Christian Mission and to Glen Liston for the presentation.

Preschool -- Pastor Chris is asking for help in the preschool class. Please contact Pastor Chris or the office.

Bethel United Methodist Church

Bethel United Methodist Church, 924 E. Pinckley St., Brazil, invites you to attend their monthly evening worship service Sunday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m.

Come and enjoy a night of worship with music group P-150, and a devotional presented by Pastor Ernie Rush.

All are welcome, and we invite you to stay after the program and enjoy fellowship and refreshments.

We hope to see you there.



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