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CHURCH NEWS

Friday, October 29, 2010

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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.

Here are some upcoming activities at Bee Ridge, please join us if you can.

Sunday, Oct. 31, (that's tomorrow) immediately following the morning worship service, there will be a pitch-in dinner for "Pastor Appreciation Day." The church will provide the meat. Everyone else is asked to bring a covered dish. Come join us in showing our appreciation for Pastor Jeff.

Also Sunday, Oct. 31, at 6 p.m., the local Gospel Group "The Greybeards" will be performing in concert at Bee Ridge.

Saturday, Nov. 6, there will be a "Movie Night/ Pizza Party" at the church for all teenagers beginning at 6 p.m. For more information see Donna Bridgewater.

Saturday, Nov. 13, The annual Thanksgiving Dinner will be from 4-7 p.m., at the Kennedy's Crossing Bingo Center across from Northview's Baseball Field.

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 or email: jeffbwater@yahoo.com. Hope to see you Sunday!

Little Historic Church at Carbon

The Little Historic Church at Carbon will have their first Friday program on Nov. 5. 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 Calvary Baptist Church.

Everyone is invited to attend.

Center Point United Methodist Church

Whooo-weee! I stepped out my back door Thursday late morning and before I closed the door I hopped back inside. I had just picked up a light wrap to throw around my shoulders "if I got a little cool"! Well, I got more that a "little cool" with that first gust of air. What a change! I guess I am going to have to tune in to the weather now and then.

This change in the temperature will make it nippy for our Fall Family Fun Night this evening. Each October we have a get-together, usually in the Heffner's barn, with good food, fellowship, hay rides, square dancing and the like. One of the blessings of being part of a local church family is having good times together. I'm not sure where that fits in with the Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations we have heard about the last three weeks, but it is definitely a plus for the BOC.

Another blessing for our congregation is the young people in the church! Tomorrow is Youth Sunday. Brandon Crowley will be handling the announcements. Brooklyn Crowley will be doing the Youth Ministry. Meredith Heffner and Tyler Mattox will be providing the Special Music. I think Ian Heffner will be filling in for his dad as Worship Leader, with help from Rochelle Skaggs. I'm sure others will be involved, as well, but that is all the information I have at this time.

Pastor Bob Kumpf thought he was going to get to listen to someone else give the message, but with school work and other activities the youth thought they wouldn't try to give the message this time. Bob will be giving us a message from Luke 19: 1-10. It's the story of Zacchaeus. "The story is about clearly seeing Jesus and joy and hope found in receiving salvation and hope in a relationship with the Lord," Bob shared. "Zacchaeus's life was transformed because he 'went out on a limb' and found Christ. Jesus 'went out on a limb' by eating with sinners and offering them healing as children of God. (That didn't set too well with a lot of "good church folks"!) The message is the same today. There is always more grace in God than there is sin in us!" Can I get an AMEN on that?! That's THE GOOD NEWS!

We are looking forward to what the young people have to share with us. We hope you will join us in worship tomorrow. There is no better place to be than in the House of the Lord on Sunday morning! And that is true no matter how you are "feeling". If you come and worship Him, He will lift your spirits! Be in the House of the Lord somewhere this Sunday.

Also, Tuesday is election day! Don't forget to exercise your right to vote. Many people in the world today would love that freedom, but do not have it!!

Eastside Christian Church

This is Pastor Appreciation Month, and we at Eastside Christian Church want to let Pastor Bill and Jan know that they are appreciated very much.

Today is Angel Food pickup day, so please don't forget to go to the church and pickup your order. And we want to thank all those that ordered. If you have not ordered before, we would like to ask you to give it a try in November. You can go on line and see the menu at Angel Food.com, or if you will call me at 812-448-1030, I will be happy to get one to you.

With the holidays coming up, there will be many things going on in the church. Dave Henry will be with us the second Sunday in December, so you might mark your calendars for that day. We will keep you updated on other upcoming events.

We want to keep Carol Bridgewater in our prayers. Also, Taylor Payne. We are a church that believes in the power of prayer, so if you need prayer, please let us know, and we will be glad to pray for you. As election day approaches, we want to keep our country in our prayers, that the right people will be elected. And we always want to pray for our military men and women, who are serving our country to keep us safe. Let us also pray for the churches, that they will continue to be able to keep their doors open. We do need to pray for those who would like to close the churches that they will open their eyes and see that God's way is the only way.

If you are not attending church anywhere else, please come be with us. Especially, if you are not attending church at all. We believe we are in a time when everyone needs to become a member of God's family, for His Way is the only Way.

Again, we want to express our thanks to Bill and Jan. We hope you will be with us for many more years.

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 Bevelyn Sampson and Kay Hosterman.

At 5 p.m. AWANA'S FALL PARTY--games, food, hay ride, fun for all.

No Sunday Evening Services

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

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

The pastor's message this week is "Partial or Complete Salvation?--Hebrews 2:1-4.

Start bringing in your food items for the Thanksgiving Baskets we will be putting together. These baskets will be delivered on Nov. 20, by the Deacons.

Our gold scramble was a huge success thanks to the many volunteers who helped with the event. The following businesses or individuals sponsored the event:

Full Hole Sponsors--Brazil Automotive; Brazil Family Medicine/Brazil Times; Charles Hear; Clay County Democrats; Clay County Furnace; Crawlworks; Dr. Austin Burns DDS; Dr. Paul Houston, MD; Dr. R.L. Dennany III; Edward Jones and Toni Carter; French Funeral Home; G. Long's Auto Exchange; H & R Block; Homes Express; House of Spirits; J & N Metal Products; KLHM; Moore Funeral Home; Premier Tax Service; Proffitt Grandkids; Reberger Law Office; Riddell National Bank; Rite-Way Auto; Shelter Insurance; Sheriff Mike Heaton; Terre Haute Savings Bank; Terre Haute Regional Hospital; Thermo King; United Machine & Design; Wm. G Brown, Attorney At Law; Benwood's AWANA, Friendship Class & Lighthouse Class.

Half Hole sponsors: 1st Financial Insurance; Cloverleaf of Knightsville; Dr. Garry Staadt, DDS; Exceptional Living; Fifth Third Bank; Hair Inc, Hapenny family; Harper Studios; Hood Hydraulic; Hoosier Homes & Land; Hughes Auto Sales; Jack's Fine Foods; Mike's Muffler; Reyher family; Sisters In Time; St. Vincent Clay Hospital; Warren Tire.

Other Donations: Curves; Innovative Printing; Lorie Brown (Tastefully Simple); Lynn's Pharmacy; Med first Clinic; Simply Decadent; Sugar 'N Spice; Sunrise Family Restaurant; Brazil Grill I-70; Family Table.

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

Church Phone Number: 812-446-0531

If you do not have a church home we invite you to come worship with us.

We are a Un-Denominational church that worships Jesus Christ.

Thanks to all of you! Have a safe and Blessed week.

Peniel United Methodist Church

The annual Peniel United Methodist church Turkey and Roast Beef Supper will be Saturday, Nov. 6, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

The menu will include mashed potatoes, noodles, green beans, corn, salad, rolls and butter, dessert and drink.

Adults cost will be $10, children under 12 will be $4, children six and under is free.

This year 45 percent of our proceeds will go to three organizations, in equal parts, SOS, Clay County Benevolence Ministries, and 14th and Chestnut in Terre Haute.

Come out and support these organizations and have a fine meal.

Harmony United Methodist Church

Harmony United Methodist Church will be having a Jonah Fish Fry on Sunday, Nov. 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at the church, 10195 N. Vine St., Harmony.

Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 3-12 years old; free for ages 3 and under.

Church service will be at 4 p.m.

Bring your church bulletin for a free dessert.

First Baptist Church

Mission Dinner Sunday is tomorrow following morning worship. There is nothing to bring unless you have been contacted by the Missions Committee to provide a dessert. Your donation will go toward the American Baptist Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering. We appreciate the preparation and service of the Missions Committee as they have planned, shopped, cooked, and will serve Sunday.

Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m., for all ages. The teachers have prepared all week for this time of study and support. Morning Worship with Pastor Mark Thompson begins at 10:30 a.m. There is a nursery available. KidMo, a fast-paced interactive program for K thru 5th grade, teaches Bible in life lessons. These students are dismissed from the sanctuary.

AWANA and Youth programs begin at 5:30 p.m. Any Sunday is a good Sunday to start attending. You are always welcome. There will be no tricks but the program promises plenty of treats with music, lessons, a light meal, and memory work recognition.

Adult evening service begins at 6 p.m.

Wednesday 12:15 p.m. Bible Study is now in Isaiah. Come study and fellowship around the tables with something warm to drink.

THE ROCK alternative worship service is Thursday at 7 p.m. There is praise and worship for the teens and adults. A nursery is provided as well as KidMo for the children.

Shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child are starting to appear. This is a fun activity for the family to shop, fill and wrap. It provides a good devotional time as you pray for the Samaritan's Purse Organization and the child who will receive your shoebox.

First Baptist provides several devotional opportunities through worship and Sunday school lesson scriptures, Guided Bible study activities, "Secret Place" and "Our Daily Bread". Paul tells us in Ephesians 6:11-18 to "Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil." This protective covering includes truth, righteousness, readiness, faith, salvation, and prayer.

We look forward to seeing you Sunday.

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 consider that taxes are what others take from us to do our work, while God calls us to work with what we are given. 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.

November Share Food orders can be placed through Nov. 6 by contacting the church office.

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

Otter Creek Christian Church

The congregation of Otter Creek Christian Church would like to invite anyone who does not have a church home or who are visiting in the area to attend our Sunday services. We are located at 6299 N. Crow Street the times of our services are Study (Sunday School) at 9:30 a.m. and Worship at 10:40 a.m. Our ladies have a Bible Study on Friday, 10 a.m. at 12660 E. Grotto Road. The contact numbers for the church are church 446-5300 or parsonage at 446-4007 or Pastor Steve at 812-249-3309 (after 5:45 p.m.) or Tuesday-Saturday you may contact Sandys at 443-6007.

Have you ever tried to find a scripture you almost know by heart but can't seem to find it, that's where I am right now---I know it's in the new testament and it begins something like this Whatsoever things are good, pure, uplifting think on these things. I know as soon as I send this I'll look and find the scripture right where I was looking but maybe you can find it and read the whole thing for yourself. This is why I feel we should concentrate more on Godly things instead of the worldly things.

Well, this is a "holiday" that I used to enjoy when I was a child then as I grew up or older, I have a very different view of it. We put on a mask to hide who we really are and the first words out of our mouths are "Trick or Treat" then we don't say "Thank you for the treat" but we run as if our life depended on it to the next house and once again we do the same thing. Now take a look at the decorations we, even Christians, use at this time of year, witches, goblins, ghosts, and some of the weirdest characters possible you all know the ones. Or we dress our precious little ones, who are a gift from God in some outfit that isn't even appropriate for an adult let alone a child. In the few years I've lived back in Brazil, the tricks seem to have started earlier and earlier with no regard to how it affects those who have been tricked. It's not only the older boys who pull pranks like turning over out houses or soaping windows its even the younger ones who should have a parent with them to make sure nothing bad happens to the child as well as that the child does nothing except have fun.

May God guide you in your thoughts and travels throughout life.

This week as you go along, try to give a smile and say a silent prayer for everyone you meet as well as this country and the election that is coming up. God only works when we allow Him to work through us.

First Christian Church

The Praise and Worship Choir of First Christian Church in Brazil will present "Help Is On The Way' on Sunday, Oct. 31, at the 9 a.m. service. "Help Is On The Way" is a worship musical of hope and encouragement -- no matter what your circumstances may be. It's easy to have faith when everything is going well -- but the real test comes when things change: we lose our job, we lose our health, we lose a loved one, we lose hope. It is then that our faith must take action, and our reliance on God must be complete.

Our Worship Service will start at 10:15 a.m. Pastor Bob will be speaking on Acts 4, the deep and wide church.

Weekidz, for birth through pre-school will be available during both the 9 a.m. study hour and 10:15 a.m. service.

For kids K-5th grade: KidZone Mini-Mission Trip ~ We want kids to know that you don't have to leave your town to be a missionary, and that you can shine for Jesus no matter what the calendar says. On Sunday, Oct. 31, we will be traveling to the "Exceptional Living Care Center" on Murphy Avenue in Brazil. We will be sharing some worship music and passing out homemade "treats" for the residents. We will be making special cards for the residents at the 9 a.m. hour. We will then travel by church bus to Exceptional Living, leaving FCC at 10 a.m. sharp. We will sing for the group first, and then travel as small groups and visit with the residents in their rooms. We will return to the church for dismissal by noon. This mission trip is for all current KidZone kids, and parents are welcome, too. If you would like to participate in the mission trip or have any questions, please call Corinna at the church office (812-446-2214) Please note that if your children do not go on the KidZone Mission Trip, there will be no KidZone service at 10:15 a.m., so children will accompany their parents at big church on the 31st.

For 6th-12th grade, it is a "Family Sunday" and they will join the services at the church.

More information about First Christian Church, Cornerstone Christian School and First Christian Church Daycare is on the church's web site, fccbrazil.org.

Upcoming Events:

"The Edge" Praise and Worship Concert will be on Friday night, Nov. 5, at 7 p.m. This concert will include songs from the following artists: Lincoln Brewster, Chris Tomlin, Fee, Jeremy Camp, Third Day, Natalie Grant, David Crowder Band, Tenth Avenue North and Need To Breathe. Admission is free and we will be offering child care for little children (the big kids will probably want to see the concert). There will be a nominal fee charged for childcare and you will need to call the church office, 812-446-2214, to register your child/children and for more info.

Brazil Bible Fellowship Church

Kerry and Terry Psinas with Independent Gospel Mission shared with us last Sunday of their ministry to Grenada. They put together teams to teach VBS for the national pastors. This is an unique short-term mission trip opportunity since the people speak English. Some of our young people are pursuing the possibility of being a part of it next summer.

We are looking forward to the middle and high school youth group cook-out and hayride being planned for Saturday, Nov. 6, from 5-10 p.m. The location is 4416 E CR 900 N. You may call the church for more information at 442-5008. All teens are invited and we would love to see you there.

There is a lot of confusion and discussion about what is right and wrong and who decides. It is of great comfort to know that there is a standard and it has been in existence from eternity past and it will not change into the future. God is the author of that standard and it never changes because He is holy. He has graciously revealed to mankind through the Bible how we can know what is right and wrong. Many people today think that since time has elapsed that God's standards have changed and that tolerance is the answer.

Thankfully, neither God nor the Bible have changed. The Bible still calls sin sin. That is what I appreciate about Brazil Bible Fellowship Church. They believe the Bible to be God's unchanging Word. We are then able to sift through all of the confusion because there is truth. We are able to identify what is sin. Not so that we can condemn people but to share the message of love and grace. The standard is set to show us that we sin so that we may discover that we need forgiveness. Having fallen short of God's perfection, God has provided the means of redemption through the gift of God's Son, at no expense. Just faith in Jesus Christ as the Savior from sin. An evidence of having that faith is conveyed in repentance. What a message of hope. That is the message of the Bible. I am a testimony of one who needed that grace. I am so thankful for their commitment to the Bible.

Our services are as follows: Sunday School 10 a.m.; Worship 11 a.m.; Evening Service 6:30; Wednesday night Bible study 6:30 p.m. You can learn more about the church at our website www.brazilbible.org or by email: pastor@brazil-bible.org or by calling Pastor Gordon at 240-3003. We would love to see you this Sunday. We are located on South 59 directly across from the 4-H fairgrounds.

Community Missionary Church

Bro. Ken Thomas offered up the opening prayer and Carol Vanatti led the congregational singing then the latest update on our folks in the hospital and those mending. Tithes and offerings taken up and pastor Thomas and our church family prayed for our shut-ins, spoken and unspoken and those awaiting surgery and our military in harms way.

We notice the many colors of the leaves that are falling as autumn approaches the winter months ahead. Our special song presented by Peg Parksey "Prayer changes me" and with God also changing seasons with the beautiful colors of falling leaves we think of all Good things that change.

Pastor Thomas always says to let your life shine as a light in the darkness that others may see. If you show that you enjoy just being you and others see this then they too will feel that warmth and will feel better for it. People you meet will always "size you up" for the first time; this is a human trait, and "I like you some or I don't like you." I've made that mistake sometimes, and I correct myself many times as many turn out different than my first judgment. When we let our selves shine with Jesus' warmth others will always be drawn to this light. So, as Jesus said, "I am the light."

Our grandson went off to his second year college, and we always worry of the friends that want to be friends with him. He was brought up in the Church, and plays several musical instruments including a guitar, and we were glad that he belongs a Christian group that plays together. I don't fear that he will be playing in a sleazy night spot, and know he will enjoy his Christian friends. Each of them will shine for God, and knowing they play gospel music, we don't worry so much now,

If you do not have a church, try a visit with us at 21 Pinckley St. Brazil. Visitors welcome to our services Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship at 10:30 a.m.

With the close of October as the month to thank our pastor; we want to let you know that you and Beverly are appreciated for that extra mile that you travel for the church family.

Carbon United Methodist Church

It's getting time to vote. Do you know who you are going to vote for...and why? Are you sick of the sickening ads, the "informative" phone calls, and commercials all day long telling us how dishonest the people on the other side are and how honest the ones on this particular side are? Are you ready to check the spot that says, "None of the above"? I am. I did see one positive sign the other day, however. It said "I vote for Jesus Christ. He keeps His promises!" Don't we wish that we could put Him in every office that is coming up for grabs and let Him straighten out this mess we are in. Think prayerfully about the way you vote. Don't be misled by all these rash promises. Look beyond the promises to the reality. Ask Jesus to vote with you. You can't go wrong.

Our church's community weiner roast last Saturday was a fine success. The gospel group, P-150, was there providing such great music all afternoon. They are a wonderful group both musically and personally. It is always good to hear them and we thank them so much. The weather was good, to food was good, and the fellowship was great. What more can we ask?

Sunday, Nov. 14, will be our Thanksgiving Dinner at noon. If you have been thinking about coming back to the little old church of your childhood and just haven't done it, this would be the time to return. Every so often, someone comes back after being away for many year, and it is so much fun to have them. They look around and begin to reminisce about different things that happened when they attended our church. It is good for them to remember...and it is good to remember with them. It sort of grounds us and makes us realize that regardless of what happens to us, the church is always there ... just as God is always there even if and when we wander away from Him. We can always come back to Him

Don't wait until Nov. 14. Come join us tomorrow. Worship is at 10:30 a.m. And folks, it only lasts an hour! Can you spare that much of your life to give back to God?

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 SR 59.

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.

Terre Haute after 5

You are invited to attend the annual fundraiser with Auctioneer Johnny Swalls on Nov. 16, 6:30-8:15 p.m., at the November Dinner event at St. Mary of the Woods Providence Center. Cost is $14 inclusive.

Baked Goods and new arts and crafts will be auctioned.

For reservations call Joretta at 812-877-9633.

Cory Zion Church

The Cory Zion Church will be having its 27th annual Turkey Supper, Saturday, Nov. 13, beginning at 4 p.m., and ending at 8 p.m.

The cost of the dinner is a free will offering. There will be a delivery service available for the Cory, Clay City, Center Point, Saline and Riley areas. Anyone wanting this service may call the church at 812-864-2720.

The church is located three miles south of Cory from SR 46 or three miles west of SR 59. Everyone is invited to attend.



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