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CHURCH NEWS

Friday, October 15, 2010

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!

Center Point United Methodist Church

We are halfway through October already. I was mowing my grass Tuesday and sucking up the leaves in my grass catcher. I had to empty it after each round or two. Then, I looked up and saw all the leaves left to fall. Talk about an exercise in futility! But, if I left them all to do till they were all down I couldn't get the mower through them! Having trees in the yard has advantages and disadvantages.

"Planting Trees" is the title of the message Pastor Bob Kumpf is giving tomorrow. The scripture is taken from Psalm 84:1-4. Bob says, "This week we will focus on Passionate Worship and Intentional Faith Development." These are the next two practices that Bishop Schnase listed as part of fruitful congregations. "The theme is centered around being deliberate in encountering Christ in worship and in life. It is about really opening yourself up to engaging the Good News and allowing the Holy Spirit to touch your heart."

Bob continued to explain, "Being Passionate in Worship is about being open to the Spirit and joining together as a Holy Community in a sacred encounter with God and fellow believers. Intentional Faith Development is found in hearing again the stories of Christ and the promise it has for our own lives and our world. It is found in the realization that the promise of Christ lives on in us! By the Grace of God and the witness of the body of Christ, the hope of salvation is passed from generation to generation and the light of Christ is shown to those in darkness."

Once again, Bob's message title intrigues me. How is he going to work in planting trees with a message about passionate worship and intentional faith development? You are welcome to join us tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. to hear how he ties it together. Join us or join another congregation---but, be in the House of God tomorrow. Worship and Praise Him and you will be blessed!

Eastside Christian Church

Tomorrow is the last day to make your Angel Food order for this month. If you wish to order and have not done so, please call 812-448-1030 for information. Pickup day will the Oct. 30.

It was good to see so many in our service last Sunday with the Bridge Festival in full swing.

We want to keep Avila DeLange in our prayers on the loss of her son. We have had a request to pray for Roy McCoy. We also want to keep David Callahan in our prayers. Dave will be having surgery on Oct. 19. We also want to keep our country, our leaders and our military in our prayers.

Don't forget to write on the calendar any times that you need to use the Church and Fellowship Hall to keep from having any conflicts. Also, please remember to turn off lights, unplug coffee pots, and check to make sure bathroom toilets are not left running.

Pastor Bill's messages from I Corinthians continues on Sunday morning. He is presenting messages on The Master's Men on Sunday night. If you are interested in the Signs of the Times from Ecclesiastes, you will want to attend on Wednesday evenings.

If you are in need of a church to attend, we want to invite you to come be with us. We would love to help you learn more on how to live a Christ-like life. None of us are perfect, but our goal is to strive to be more like Christ everyday. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Carbon United Methodist Church

I had a first this week. For the first time in all the 55 years I've been in Indiana, I raked fall leaves barefooted! Hasn't the weather been beautiful?

And the trees are really showing off this year. I thought they would just give up and turn brown because it has been so dry, but they are really beautiful. That just goes to show that God knows a lot more about trees and leaves and weather than you or I would ever be able to figure out.

He is really giving us a kaleidoscope of color before everything turns black and white, isn't He? Thank You, God.

One of my sons came home for the weekend and brought his teenage sons and daughter to help me "winterize."

I had a list of about a dozen things that needed to be done that I, myself, would not be strong enough to do. Those boys dived in Saturday morning and had the entire list done by noon!

Boy, would it be nice if they all lived around here close so that I could use them more often! They will never know how much their help meant to me.

This getting old is not what it is cut out to be. I still think I can, but then I find that I can't. Thank you Lord, for willing young people!

Next Saturday, Oct. 23, we will be having our Community Weiner Roast from 3-6 p.m. Come join us for a hot dog and good fellowship. There's nothing so satisfying as a fall wiener roast before the bad weather sets in.

Join us on Sundays, too. An hour in church on Sundays sets the tempo for your entire week. You leave ready to face whatever comes because your faith in God has been reaffirmed and your life has been put back into perspective for the week ahead. Remember, Worship is at 10:30 a.m. If that were a doctor's appointment or a ball game, you would not think of missing it. Worshiping your God and thanking Him for all His blessings is much more important than either of those things

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 Laity Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m. Lay Leader Jim Hanson will lead worship. 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.

October Share food orders can be picked up 8:30-10:30 a.m. next Saturday morning (23rd) 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.

Otter Creek Christian Church

Today is the best day of our lives. . . some of you might say get real I've had better days. .have you thought about this you might not have another day to give kindness to others or to see a smile from your loved one, we never know what will happen the next minute but if we know Jesus as our Personal Saviour we do know who holds our future. Praise the Lord. We are saved by grace not by our own ability, think about it when was the last time you actually had a perfect day? Take a look around you even though some are missing today God knows why they were called and where they are now.

The Bible is full of promises for each of us but they are based on our acceptance of Jesus as the living Son of God who is our way to eternal life. In Ephesians 1:11-12 are the following words "In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory." In 1st Peter 2:9 . . "You are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation,that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light." 2nd Peter 1:10 says "Be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble". Always do yourself a favor and read the verses before and after each of these we are a blessed nation no matter what circumstances say.

Otter Creek Christian Church is located at 6299 N. Crow Street Brazil, In (W of Kennedy's Crossing Rd. turn road behind Northview High School) church number is 446-5300 or call Pastor Steve at 812-249-3309

Sunday Study at 9:30 a.m. (all ages) Sunday Worship at 10:40 a.m.

Tonight the group "Beyond The Ashes" will be here a love offering will be taken and everyone is invited.

We'd like to pray for those who have lost loved ones this week including our own Rex and Marylyn Tucker whose son was taken to be with the Lord.

Continue prayer for the military and those who serve us even if we don't understand the way they are serving, remember God is the one who can change things.

May God be with you now and always, don't let go of His powerful hand.

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 Avalon Hapenny and Rachelle Royer.

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

Tuesday at 2 p.m. Nursing home Ministries at Cloverleaf; 7 p.m. Deacon Meeting

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

Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Ladies Bible Study

Saturday at 1 p.m., 18th annual Help A Family At Christmas golf scramble. This scramble helps raise funds for clothing children at Christmas. It's not too late for you golfers or duffers to take part. It takes place at beautiful Forest Park Golf course. A nice dinner is served at the end of the event!

The pastor's message this week is "Salvation From the Power and Practice of Sin--Romans 6:12 Therefore do not sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires.

Looking ahead:

Fall parties, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year..as these holiday's get closer and the stress of them gets heavier, remember God is there and nothing makes him happier than to do for his children, Take it to the Lord in Prayer. In a year when money and tension is a tight rope, think of a way to "give" to someone who has even less than you. It will make you appreciate what you have and it make you feel good about yourself. It doesn't have to be money, give of yourself, hear their testimony, HEAR them, lead them to God and let God live through them for the next person. You will be Blessed.

We are located two miles north of US Hwy 40 on the Knightsville Road, or two miles east of SR 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

Plainfield Praise and Worship Team will be in concert at First Baptist this Sunday evening at 7 p.m. This is an exceptional performance and you won't want to miss it. That follows a day full of praise and worship.

Sunday School begins at 9:30 with classes for all ages. Come a little early and you might have time for a cup of coffee. The young people are never left out when it comes to refreshments. The elevator is available and someone will be happy to ride down with you the first time.

Worship service begins at 10:30 with the message by Pastor Mark Thompson.

AWANA and Middle/High School Youth meet at 5:30 p.m. AWANA begins with 2 year-olds and culminates with T-N-T for 4th & 5th graders.

There will be no 6 p.m. adult service so the Plainfield Praise and Worship Team can set up for the 7 p.m. performance. Bring friends; newcomers are always welcome.

Wednesday Bible Study meets at 12:15 p.m. in the fellowship room. We are still in the Old Testament and there is a lot of information and discussion that takes place during this hour.

Wednesday evening the Nominating Committee will meet at 6 p.m.

THE ROCK alternative worship service is Thursday at 7 p.m. We could have had our second service on Sunday but First Baptist wanted to provide a time that might be a better fit into your weekly schedule.

Remember, you have less than a month to get your shoeboxes filled for Franklin Graham's Christmas Child program or you may choose to donate toward shipment. We are also giving to the World Fellowship Offering which supports the work of our American Baptist International Missionaries. October may be when you plan to vote this year. There have been several opportunities to meet the candidates and as Christian U.S. citizens, it is our privilege and obligation to make a prayerful choice.

A recent devotion told of a man who claimed to be an expert archer. The secret to his success was that AFTER he shot his arrow at the side of the barn, he painted a bull's eyearound the arrow. What might look good to a man may in reality be way off target. God's truth is revealed in His Word. His ways are right on target every time.

We'll be looking for you Sunday.

Community Missionary

Pastor Ken Thomas opened with greetings and the opening prayer. Carol Vanatti led in a congregational song, "Near the Cross," and Bro. Thomas had our weekly offering taken up, with the visiting minister Rev. Robert

Muncie playing for the service. After the announcements and update on our people along with prayers for the sick, shut-ins, those undergoing medical tests and surgery.

Bro. Thomas introduced Rev. Robert Muncie and his wife, Rev. Jane Muncie, with the duo bringing a selection of gospel songs. Bro. Muncie also "played" his "hand saw" accompanied by his wife on the piano.

Our church family was treated to some fine music, "He's my Friend," he has never failed me yet, and "welcome home." I remember Rev. Bob as a young man many years ago going off to college to become a minister and now seeing him as an adult with white hair receding, and Rev. Jane remembered as a little girl in Vincennes. When her mother or sister would lift her upon the piano stool to sing "Prayer is the key to Heaven" for us with family all gathered around.

Now an adult wife and mother and also ordained. God has blessed them and he has blessed us with their visit.

Bro. Muncie brought forth these words from I Thessalonians, 4:13, "But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. vs14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him, then vs17, then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them" ... Therefore we are to comfort one another with these words. Now, we hear of some people leading others to isolated mountain tops and secluded areas claiming the Lord will be here on certain dates, but as chap 5:4, "but ye, brethren are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief." Let no man deceive you, may God be glorified, and you be found worthy. Bro. Muncie asks us to stand fast with the Lord, as now is the time to seek him and be not weary as he will keep you from evil. Let us be ever alert.

Pastor Ken Thomas closed with prayer after our closing song of praise.

Let us remember "shoe box Sunday" and with the closing, we are asked,"Are you ready brother?"

Visitors welcome to our services Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship at 10:30 a.m.

Evening service at 6 p.m. We are located at 21 W. Pinckley St. Brazil.

Carbon Baptist Church

Greetings from Carbon Baptist Church.

At this time of year we see the changing of the seasons and know that we live in a never ending cycle of change. Some of us live a routine, that is so predictable that change can upset our whole lifestyle. Some of change from day to day and lose the foundation of who we really are. And there are those of us who take change in stride. One of the certainities in life is change. How we respond to it will dictate the direction we take in our lives. But there is one who never changes. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. If we trust in Him, He will make the changes for the good.

There will be a Chili Cook-off on October 30 in the town of Carbon from 3-5 p.m. Comoe and enjoy the fellowship and good eats.

Has anyone told you they love you today? We Do.

Have a great week and experience the change of life all around us.

Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. and Worship service is at 10:30 a.m.

Come and share the Love of God and let God start his change in you.

Knightsville United Methodist Church

The fourth annual Knightsville United Methodist Church Chili dinner will be Friday, Oct. 22, from 4-8 p.m., at the Knightsville Community Center.

Costs is $5. Tickets may be purchased from any member of the church or by calling Pastor Scott at 812-446-6683, or at the door. Included will be hot dogs and drinks. Desserts will be available for an additional 50 cents to $1.



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