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CHURCH NEWS

Friday, November 12, 2010

Cloverland Gospel Church

Graybeard will performing next at Cloverland Gospel Church, Sunday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m.

The church is located at the corner of US 450 and 650N, Brazil.

First Baptist Church

The First Baptist Church, 413 S. Walnut St., Brazil, 25th annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner will begin serving at noon. You and your family are invited to attend. No charge.

For reservations call 812-448-8112, and leave a message.

Delivery is available for only homebound residents in the Brazil area.

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.

Grace Chapel Ministries

Grace Chapel Ministries will host singer/speaker Marc Clark on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 10 a.m.

This event is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend. Marc is formerly from Clay County and attended Anderson University where he majored in music ministry. He still sings background vocals for their recordings. Marc will minister in song and will speak about having joy in our worship.

We welcome everyone to this free event.

Harmony United Methodist Church

It seems in our everyday lives we don't always take time to appreciate God's blessings. Each morning on my way to church, I follow a line of school busses on their way to Jackson Township Elementary School. As the bus approaches various homes, the little red sign appears on the side of the bus and lights start to flash telling everyone to stop for the precious cargo being picked up by the bus. We need to take more time to stop, look and listen and appreciate all that God has done for us and continues to do for us.

We wish to thank all that came to support our missions team during our annual fish fry. According to the various church bulletins we collected, we had members from 17 different churches join us during the event along with other members of the community. Thanks to Neptune Foods from Shelburn and their willingness to put on one last fish fry for the year. Profits from this event go towards supporting various missions in the community. Thanks again to all who supported this year's event.

We will be continuing our study on community on Wednesday evenings and are looking forward to starting a new study for advent. The book Christmas Gifts that Won't Break by James W. Moore is a look at the gifts of Christmas. We will start the first week with the Gift of Hope. We will be reading scripture and preparing for the Christmas season through this study.

This year at Harmony, we will also be learning about the Advent Jesse Tree. The Advent Jesse Tree seeks to tell the story of God's redemptive plan for the world through 25 symbols from the old and New Testament. The symbols trace the heritage of Jesus Christ from the beginning of creation. Each symbol is explained with scriptures, devotions, and prayers. We hope to incorporate songs and a memory verse with each Sunday's celebration.

This week's message comes from Luke 21:5-19 and the title of the message is "There are no problems, only situations." Come join us as we celebrate together our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Service is at 9 a.m., with Sunday School 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 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!

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. Everyone is welcome, no charge just a free will offering.

First Christian Church

This Sunday, Nov. 14, we are having our Ministry Fair from 8:30-10:15 a.m., and 11:30 a.m.-noon in the Family Life Center. From 10:15-11:30 a.m., we will have our worship service, also in the Family Life Center.

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, Friend Zone will be at 9 a.m. in the fellowship hall and then Kids Zone will be at 10:15 a.m., in the church auditorium. Parents will still drop off and pick up their children at the regular spot.

For 6th-12th grade, Reel Worship, a worship service designed specificly for this age group, will be at 9 a.m. at the Walnut Theater and then their Bible study will be at the Walnut Theater at 10:15 a.m.

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

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 celebrate that as human life moves from one circumstance to another, the Psalms are our companions in faith. 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.

November Share Food orders can be picked up 8:30-10:30 a.m. next Saturday, Nov. 20, morning 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.

First Baptist Church

Welcome to First Baptist at the corner of Maple and Walnut streets. We have a week full of opportunities for inspirational Christian growth, fellowship, service, and to learn of God's great love and salvation through Jesus.

9:30 a.m. begins our Sunday morning with Sunday School classes for all ages. It is a good way to learn about living the Christian life and also to get better acquainted with the family of FBC. There will be someone to meet you at the Christian Education doors and help you settle in.

Morning worship begins at 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Mark Thompson bringing the message. There is an adult-staffed nursery available. KidMo interactive Bible time for pre-K through 5th grade children leave from the sanctuary with their adult leaders.

AWANA and Youth meet at 5:30 p.m. While the middle school and high school youth meet in the Youth room, the 2yr. olds through 5th graders are spread throughout the sanctuary listening and interacting with Ted Harmon's Bible lesson, singing and acting with Janet Wiseand the "video guy", and leading prayers and pledges. All youth then meet in the fellowship room for a light evening meal before continuing the activities until 7 p.m.

Adult Bible Study meets in the sanctuary at 6 p.m. All members, newcomers, and families of the youth are invited to join in this service.

Mid-Week Bible Study is at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday continuing in the study of Isaiah. Hot coffee is provided with the warm, friendly atmosphere in the fellowship room.

THE ROCK alternative worship service is Thursday at 7 p.m. Some churches have a second Sunday service. We hope to minister to more people by offering a more casual style of worship on Thursday. The Pastor does not the same message and the music is more contemporary. A nursery and KidMo is provided for the children.

The O'Dell's have been coordinating the work on our FBC Christmas in the Park Parade float. If you would like to help, let them know. Besides the float, there are other jobs that need to be done such as the handouts and candy donations. See Nicole or Joe.

Your Samaritan's Purse Christmas Child shoeboxes or donations need to be in this Sunday.

A Thanksgiving definition: A prayer expressing gratitude; a public acknowledgement or celebration of God's Divine goodness. Thanksgiving should involve humility, gratitude, trust and submission to the will of God. FBC will be having their 25th Thanksgiving gathering on Thanksgiving Day for those who have no one to celebrate the day with or would like to bring their family to share in this Christian meal and fellowship. Call 448-8112 for more information.

Otter Creek Christian Church

We'd like to invite you to Otter Creek Christian Church where the Word of God is the center of our meeting. If you are new to the area or just visiting or someone who doesn't have a church home we would welcome you to attend our services.

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

Friday, Ladies Bible Study 10 a.m. at 12660 E. Grotto Road, Brazil, IN.

Church numbers: 446- 5300 or parsonage 812-446-4007 Pastor Steve's cell after 5 p. m. weekdays 812-249-3309 or 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday call Sandy's at 812-443-6007.

Praise God for another wonderful day. God is so very good to us even though we don't and never could repay Him for everything. He doesn't expect us to be what we are not, he made us in His image so that means no matter what you look like or how you feel God is the one who truly loves you. Others may fail you and you might think God has forgotten you but let me assure you that He has not forgotten and will never forsake you. Just before the assent ion, Jesus spoke to his disciples telling them to teach this [Matthew 28:18-20] "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19.

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, [] and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I will be with you always, to the very end of the age."

The final authority is the Bible, not man, if you hear someone rearranging the Word of God check the source and see what it says for yourself. If you have problems, the book of James says we can get wisdom by asking God for it. Read the whole book it's short and tells it like it is. This is what I call the real "How to book in the Bible" it's the one book that no matter what translation you read it is understandable. What gets us in the most trouble in our lives? Running our mouth and disobedience. We need to concentrate on guarding our tongues and we can do that through Christ who strengthens us. Philippians 4:13 says "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. " Today live your life through His Strength, not your own it will be much easier.

Keep those who are really in need in your prayers as well as those who are serving our country and other countries. God will prevail. Until His people stand up and speak out about this nation being dragged down by all the political rhetoric it doesn't make a bit of difference whether you're democrat or republican if we'd just be Christian and live by the golden rule the world would be a much nicer place to live.

Carbon Baptist Church

Greetings from Carbon Baptist Church

We would like to take a moment and thank all of those who have served and are now serving in the military. The price of freedom comes at a high price and sometimes we fail to give thanks for those who gave all for this liberty we have. The next time you look at our flag let's look deeper and appreciate all that has been given for the greatest country in the world.

Thank you for all your sacrifice. God Bless America.

Have a great week in the Lord.

Has anyone told you they love you today? Jesus does and so do we.

Carbon United Methodist Church

Tomorrow, Sunday, Nov. 14, our church will have its annual Thanksgiving Dinner at noon. From the numbers that signed up to bring food, there will be a bountiful supply. I only hope the tables are strong enough to hold it all. Each person is to bring an item for the Baskart also. Foods collected will then be taken to the Food Pantry so that they may be distributed before Thanksgiving. So, don't forget to bring your contribution.

The old song that sings about "over the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house we'll go" is rather obsolete nowadays. It is more like "over the interstate and through several states to Nana's condo we'll go."

With today's families so scattered across the country, it is very difficult to get them together. Our children are scattered in three different directions and the grandkids are even more scattered yet. As the grandkids grow up, leave home, and get jobs it becomes even more difficult to return to Grandmother's house. We grandmothers need to accept that as the way it is these days and not lay a guilt trip on the poor kids who cannot make it back. We will be happy with whoever can make it back, and still be thankful that they are growing up as they should, moving out on their own and building lives that we grandmothers can be proud of. I wonder if I could mail them a package of turkey and dressing.

If you haven't noticed, the Christmas season is already upon us. The stores are ready and I am hearing Christmas music everywhere.

Economists are already attempting to predict "what kind of Christmas season this will be." Unfortunately, their Christmas season is celebrating the mighty god named dollar. Let's try very hard to keep our Christmas Season celebrating our own mighty God and what the Christmas season really is all about, the coming of our God in the form of Baby Jesus to save us from ourselves.

Join us tomorrow for our Thanksgiving and our dinner. We'll be there; will you? Come at 10:30 and stay for dinner!

Community Missionary Church

Our services opened with Brother Ken Thomas bringing up to date those sick, shut-ins and those awaiting surgery. He offered up prayer, as it was our Communion Sunday. Brother Thomas brought out St. John chapter 6:33 and spoke of the bread, "for the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world."

After which Carol Vanatti led the congregation in singing followed by the offerings of tithes. Prayer of thanks remembering those that gave and those that could not, lifting up prayer for our military in harms way.

Carol Vanatti sang our special number, "Thank God for the lighthouse," which is a thoughtful number and one we all should be thankful for.

Pastor Thomas continuing his message on the bread of life, recalling the Bible miracle where the five thousand were seated and awaiting a meal, "then said they unto him, Lord, evermore give us this bread," and Jesus said unto them, "I am the bread of life. He that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst." During this time, Jesus was preparing his disciples and teaching the people and he had much controversy with priests and pharisees, as they were in danger at the hands of certain heretical doctrines. Thus Jesus said, "whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life and I will raise him up at the last day."

"For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink." Many followers left Jesus at this point and only the twelve chosen ones were asked if they would also depart him. They answered as Simon Peter said, "thou hast the words of eternal life."

Pastor Thomas then prepared for communion with the bread and the juice, offered to all whom would partake.

The congregation and Brother Ken and Beverly invite one and all to visit us at Community Missionary Church, 21 W. Pinckley St., Brazil.

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

We have seating for forty visitors. Come early for a good seat.

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.

Center Point United Methodist Church

Hasn't this weather been great?!

Is this Indian Summer? Or did we have that already? I don't know, but I like it. I know we are due for a change. That's the way it goes, right? We can't get too comfortable, because we know it won't last. Nothing does. Change, they say, is the only constant. So, I suppose it makes sense to look forward to what will happen next. Well, maybe that is being too optimistic....

"Just Between You and Me" is the message title for tomorrow. Pastor Bob Kumpf is taking it from the book of Luke, chapter 21, verses 5-19. He says, "It is about winning life by trusting in the word of Jesus even in the most difficult of times. It is a message leading up to the Advent season and the hope and peace that believers can hold on to because of Christ's promises.

The scripture passage talks about the collapse of the temple and the end of the world...it warns of what will happen prior to the end...but it also exposes the source of peace and confidence in the midst of the storms as we lean upon the Lord."

The end of the world?! This passage could be a scary thing. But, Jesus did not want us to be surprised. He was preparing the disciples then, and His disciples in this present time. Two words that Bob said are a great comfort to me....and should be to you, also. Those two words are "Christ's promises".

When my children were young they would often want me to make them a promise that we would do one thing or another.

I told them I could not promise unless I knew that I would be able to keep that promise. I shared with them what a special thing a promise is. That is the way I felt then and it is the way I feel now. I know when God's Word tells me it's a promise....it will happen. What a great thing to be able to trust in God's promises.

Come listen as Bob shares the hope and comfort available in this passage of scripture. Be prepared for what's coming. We can't stop it. We don't know when it will happen...just that it will. God promises!



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