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Friday, November 5, 2010

Eastside Christian Church

It is Angel Food ordering time. Have you got your order in yet? Tomorrow is the last day to order for November. If you need assistance, please feel free to call 812-448-1030. The holidays are almost upon us.

We are still praying everyday for those that are in need. If you have a prayer request, let us know. We want to pray for S. Clearwater, Tanya's stepfather, who is undergoing some treatment at this time. We also want to keep Dave in our prayers. Now that the election is over, we want to keep praying that God will be present in decisions that will be made.

T. Payne will be having surgery during the Thanksgiving break, so we want to keep her in our prayers.

Be sure to mark your calendars for Nov. 28. This will be a special day. International Television and Recording artist, Lowell Mason, will be in concert with us in our morning worship service. Lowell is only 46 inches tall, but has a dynamic testimony in song. We will also have a fellowship meal following the service. We want to invite you to be with us.

God is so good. If you are not attending church anywhere else, come be with us and let us show you how your life can improve when you bring God into it.

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.

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.

Bee Ridge Congregational Church

Bee Ridge Church is located 1 1/2 miles north on Kennedy Crossing Road. We are the brick church on the top of the hill. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:15 a.m. Worship Service and Children's Church begins at 10:30 a.m.

Our church congregation is growing and we welcome new members or visitors anytime. Come join us for worship. Jeff Bridgewater is our Pastor, and can be reached at 812 241-3036 or e-mail jeffbwater@yahoo.com. Hope to see you Sunday!

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

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

Bethel United Methodist Church

Bethel United Methodist Church, 924 E. Pinckley St, Brazil, will be having their monthly evening worship service on Sunday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. Music will be provided by P150, with a devotional by Pastor Ernie Rush.

Directly after the service, refreshments will be provided. Come out and enjoy a night of fellowship, music and fun.

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, 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.


A Bible Study class has started after Sunday mass. We will be studying the Gospel of St. John. We are only on Chapter II, so feel free to join us. Everyone is welcome. We are meeting in the Parish Center in Father's outer office.

The Halloween Costume Party went well at Bingo last Sunday. We had over a dozen people show up in costume. We collected a box of groceries for the Clay County Food Band.

Sunday, Nov. 14, we are going to have as a prize on one of our pull tab games a three-day, two-night vacation to Las Vegas. We are also throwing in a certificate for two-for-one airline tickets to make getting there easier. One of the hotels in Las Vegas is the Riviera. There are several hotels and cities to choose from. Rather go south? You could stay in Tunica, Miss., or Biloxi, Miss. We will be giving these away about every other week, so be sure and come in for you chance and a wonderful late winter vacation.

Speed games start a 6 p.m. Early Bird games at 6:30 p.m., and regular bingo begins at 7 p.m. We have a weekly Jackpot coverall worth $1,000 if you bingo on 55 numbers or less. Remember we are a no smoking facility, but we do have a covered smoking area and a little propane heater for you to warm you hands with while you are smoking. There is always good food available, so stop in and spend the evening with us.

Otter Creek Christian Church

The Pastor and congregation of Otter Creek Christian Church invite you to come visit us if you do not have a church home or are just visiting the area.

We have the following services:

Sunday Study at 9:30 a.m., and Worship at 10:40 a.m.

Friday Ladies Bible Study at 10 a.m. at 12660 E. Grotto Road 446-4874

Our building is located at 6299 N. Crow Street, we're a small church with a big heart for our Lord Jesus Christ.

How many times have you heard God's people mumble and complain about how hard their life is? How many times has that person been you? We've not been given nearly what we as sinners deserve, that shows how much God really loves us. Psalm 89:1-2 says "I will sing of the Lord's great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations. I will declare that your love stands firm forever, that you established your faithfulness in heaven itself."

Instead of grumbling and complaining if we'd just do what these two verses say our lives would be so much more fulfilling. You know when we are praising God we can't be worried about what we think we should have or want and the devil doesn't get his way with us. This is the month of Thanksgiving and just as I've said many times we should give God the praise and glory everyday for all his benefits. Think about it if you could walk today you were blessed, if you had food once again a blessing, if you could read your Bible and did that was a great blessing in itself. Praise God from whom all blessings flow each and everyone of us has something to be praising God for.

Continue in prayer for our country, each family, those who serve us daily both here and abroad.

May you abide in The Word until we meet again. God be with you.

Harmony United Methodist Church

Are you ready for the second coming? For many early Christians, the question was did we miss it? Many false teachers and prophets were advocating that Jesus had already come again and they had missed it. In this weeks message from 2 Thessalonians, Paul tells fellow believers that the time had not come to pass, but.... As Paul Harvey would say, "This is the rest of the story." Come join us for a special evening service this Sunday at 4 p.m. as the apostle Paul shares what we need to do to be ready.

This Sunday we will be hosting our annual Jonah Fish Fry from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Bring your church bulletin for a free piece of pie. Our United Methodist Women will be holding a raffle with various items to be drawn during the event. Come join us for the last fish fry of the year.

Wednesday evenings we are continuing our study on Community. This is week six and we will be discussing Courtesy, respecting our differences.

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.

5 p.m. AWANA

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 "A Command to Be Spiritually competent - 2 Timothy 2:15 do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

The AWANA fall party was held last Saturday and everyone had a good time. Many of the children dressed in costumes of a Biblical hero, or other costumes that were not of the scary nature. The winners were: Prettiest - Evie & Jaden Lutes; Most Heroic - Emma Guernsey; and most unusual - Landen Wilson.


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.


Nov. 8 - Shopping for the Help-A-Family party

Nov. 13 - Work on Parade Float at Church 10 a.m.

Nov. 20 - Deacons deliver Thanksgiving Baskets; and putting the float together at Kay and Clyde's house 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome and afterwards we try to eat as a group, probably Red Lobster!

Until next week: John 7:16 "My teaching is not my own. It comes from him who sent me. 17 If anyone chooses to do God's will, he will find out whether I speak on my own. 18 He who speaks on his own does so to gain honor for himself, but he who works for the honor of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about 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

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.

Carbon United Methodist Church

I wonder how many people reading this are really Christians. I mean, really. You have professed your faith in Jesus Christ and been baptized into that faith. And I wonder how many simply think they are Christians because that is what everyone else expects of you. Or you have been scared into "believing" because you are afraid not to. You are afraid that there really might be a hell and you don't want to find yourself there! Or, not having given "religion" a serious thought all your life, you suddenly find yourself seriously ill and as a result rush to Jesus to save your skin.

Did I step on toes? Perhaps it is time to really consider what being a Christian is...and come to Christ because you love Him. He has already taken care of you; all you have to do is show Him your love in return and thank Him for already taking your sins upon Himself. Sounds simple, doesn't it? But along with loving Him and thanking Him, we must also take on the responsibility of living our lives as He would want us to. Ah, now there's the catch! We, being human, have a hard time doing that! Even when we fall short, He will still pat us on the head, urge us to do better, and forgive us if we but ask Him. The bottom line for Christians is love, His love for us and our love for others. So simple; so hard!

The church is preparing for its annual Thanksgiving Service and Dinner next Sunday, Nov. 14. The dinner will be at noon right after the worship service. A sign-up sheet was passed around last Sunday. By the time I looked at it, all the necessary items had been signed up for. We may have to add another table to the serving line. But that is the way our folks are. Just ask...and it will be provided. Pat is back after his knee replacement and will fix the turkey and dressing, as usual. He is our resident chef.

Join us for that Sunday of thanksgiving and renewal. It is definitely not "turkey day" with us. It is a day for giving thanks to God for all the blessing we have had over the past year. And if you stop to count, you will find that it will be a very long list. Worship will begin at 10:30 a.m.

First Baptist Church

It is time to "fall back." Don't forget to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed tonight. Everyone will be well rested, having an extra hour of sleep, when they arrive for Sunday School at 9:30.

Worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Mark Thompson bringing the message. We will be happy to have Cheryl Riddell back at the piano. It is a special service with communion. A right spirit at the Lord's Supper is one of thinking about Jesus in his suffering and death, a spirit of humility, forgiveness, and mercy, a spirit of confession, contrition, and concern. Jesus taught us to pray, "Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us."

Don't forget this is the last opportunity to turn in your ballot.

You just have two Sundays left to bring your Christmas Child shoeboxes. These boxes will be brought together from around the county tothe Union Methodist Church, loaded onto a semi and delivered to a distribution center. Your shoebox has a marvelous journey to take as it reaches the hands of a child somewhere on this planet. We pray that it also has a positive role in shaping the attitude and life of the child receiving this gift given in love.

Middle school and high school Youth meet at 5:30 p.m. AWANA also begins at 5:30 for children 2 years old through 5th grade. Both groups have a good time of study and fellowship activities. Adult evening programming begins at 6 p.m., in the sanctuary.

Wednesday Bible Study meets in the fellowship room at 12:15. The study in Isaiah is continuing. Wednesday evening, at 6 p.m., will be committee meetings followed by the 7 o'clock business meeting. This meeting will be the election of officers and committee members.

American Baptist Women gather for lunch and for their meeting at the noon hour this Thursday. All women are invited to participate.

THE ROCK alternative worship service begins at 7 p.m., Thursday.

This is an excellent opportunity to meet in fellowship and worship, especially for those who cannot attend Sunday services.

Remember Veteran's Day this Thursday. Veterans Day is an opportunity for all Americans to come together and unite behind our troops and veterans. It is an important day for veterans and civilians alike to honor those who have served and sacrificed.

First Baptist is making preparations for our 25th annual Thanksgiving Dinner. Come join us at FBC. You can dine in or carry out, and we also have delivery available for the homebound residents in this Brazil area. Call for reservations 448-8112 (leave a message). There is no charge for the dinner. The FBC Thanksgiving Dinner began as a way for people alone on this day to have a traditional Thanksgiving family meal. The sit down meal begins at noon on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25, 2010.

Center Point United Methodist Church

Last week I was concerned that it might be a very "nippy" evening for our Fall Family Fun Night, but Indiana weather came through with a very pleasant night. It was a great time for a hay ride and all the other activities and it was enjoyed by a lot of people who came to have a good time together.

Did you make it to the polls Tuesday? Hope so. And, whether you voted or not, I hope you will pray for the people in office - county, state and national - on a daily basis. Pray for them to have courage and strength to do as God would have them to do. That's not a bad prayer for everyone, now that I think about it. It takes courage and strength to live our lives for the Lord. We want to be people who show others how Jesus makes a difference in our lives. We cannot do that on our own. We need His strength and courage to make that difference.

Pastor Bob Kumpf is giving a message tomorrow entitled "Come Into The Light". It is based on Ephesians 5: 8-14. Bob said, "The message focus is on being witnesses to the presence of Christ's Spirit in living our lives. The theme is one of the primary metaphors of the Bible (both old and new testaments): Light and Darkness. Paul (and the other Gospel writers) often uses this analogy as he contrasts being able to see versus blindness. Paul highlights the transformation in our lives from the time that we "walked in the dark" to finding the peace, joy and hope of walking in the light of Christ. It is a transformation that awakens the person from death, from sleeping to being awakened into the life that they were created for. It is also a call to allow others to see God's light by your actions and draw them into life."

It never ceases to amaze me when I hear someone's "story" of how they were before they found new life in Jesus. Their stories are like darkness and light. When we are in the darkness we can't always tell how dark it is. But after "stumbling around" trying to find our way, trying to make sense of our lives, we "see the light" and come to Jesus. Sometimes that light is shining through the life of another person. That's what Bob is talking about. We need to be a light to others so they can live the life God has planned for them----a life filled with His love and purpose. That's what we are all looking for---whether we know it or not.

Be in the house of the Lord tomorrow. Be blessed and be a blessing to others.

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Ken Thomas opened with prayer and Peg Parksey led in congregational singing. After tithes and offerings Brother Thomas gave an update on those shutins, spoken and unspoken requests, and our service personnel in harm's way. After greeting all around, the morning special song was a duet with Travis Terril and Sandra Jenkins, "He was there all the time." Very meaningful and a beautiful song. When you hear a song as this one, you want to hear more; one day in the future we may hear of a well-known gospel singer whom first started singing at our church. Good work Travis.

Brother Thomas had the congregation sing Happy Anniversary for Eddie and Carleene Dickison for their 50th anniversary.

Pastor says that no one likes to be ridiculed, made fun of, nor criticized. But living in the light for Jesus sometimes there are those that will poke fun at you as they don't have anything else to do and they feel that they have to act this way to maintain their status within their group.

One man in our church always brings his tape measure with him, among other jobs he also does carpentry work, I brought up the fact that our religion can't be measured, or can it?

Our sanctuary above the entrance has these words, "Enter to Worship ... Depart to Serve." You can tell others, you can live it, you can be the light that shines that others might see. When Jesus was very tired, the Bible tells us that he would go off by himself and pray to the Father. When we get so busy, do we take time to go off by our self, or stop long enough to pray for strength and guidance?

On closing, Pastor Ken Thomas with the congregation, prayed the Lord's Prayer, and showing love for our church family, dismissed services.

He and Beverly and the congregation invite everyone to visit our Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., and morning worship at 10 a.m., with evening services at 6 p.m.

We have room for forty visitors, come early for a good seat. We are located at 21 W. Pinckley St., Brazil.

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 Sunday morning worship at 9:30 a.m. A time of fellowship follows worship with Sunday School for all ages beginning at 10:45. Nursery care is provided beginning at 9:15.

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

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

Brazil Bible Fellowship Center

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.

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.

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