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Friday, January 7, 2011

Bee Ridge 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 this Sunday.

Peniel United Methodist Church

On Jan. 9, Pastor Pippin's sermon is titled "Filled with the Spirit!" This is the 1st Sunday after Epiphany. Scripture will be Acts 19:1-7 and St. Mark 1:8.

Bring the children for Pastor's Special Children Moments. They will also have their own "Church Service" during the regular Church Service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday School begins at 9:45 for everyone.

Thursday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m., an Administrative Board Meeting will be held at the Church.

We are so fortunate to have a choir with beautiful voices; come and enjoy!

During January, members are invited to bring canned fruits and vegetables for the Brazil Food Pantry. This has been a project for over 10 years.

For more information contact Pastor Pippin at 443-8489.

Peniel United Methodist Church is located on Kennedy's Crossing Road, Brazil.

Eastside Christian Church

Happy New Year from Eastside Christian Church!

We have some praise reports that took place the end of 2010. Steve Clearwater is doing much better. And we had four people accept Jesus and become members of God's family. We want to give a warm welcome to Bob, Nedra and Braden Bridgewaters and Debra Witt. What better way to start a new year than becoming Christians.

We want to keep the families of Dan Potter, Jacob Hines, Jana Macbeth and all others who have recently lost loved ones in our prayers. We also want to pray for those in our congregation who are having or have already had surgery by the time you read this: Jackson Brock and Dave Callahan. Also pray for April Graham.

Angel Food orders will be taken until a little later this month. Orders have to be turned in by Jan. 23. Someone will be at the church on the evenings of the Jan. 18 and 20 from 4:30-6 p.m. to take your orders, but you may also order online or call 765-672-6363. Pickup day will be the Jan. 29.

Pastor Bill will be starting his messages with the book, THE STORY, on Jan. 16. If you have not gotten your book yet and want one, please see Millie. The price is only $7.50 now and will make a good investment.

Men don't forget the Leadership Retreat on Jan. 22.

If you are not attending church anywhere else, we want to extend an invitation to you to come be with us. Good things are happening in our church, and we would like you to come and take part. God is good!

Brazil Bible Fellowship Church

Tomorrow we are hosting the Dayspring Bible College ensemble during our 11 a.m. Worship Service. They will also be involved in the teen and adult class during our Sunday School hour at 10 a.m. We know you would enjoy meeting these young people who have a heart and passion for the Lord and who will be here to serve. We would love to have you join us. We are located directly across from the 4H fairgrounds on South 59.

With the beginning of a new year we are doing a couple of new things. Instead of our regular Wednesday night study we are having a separate men's and women's study at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday nights at the church. The studies are using the books "A Man After God's Own Heart" and "A Woman After God's Own Heart" by Jim and Elizabeth George. If one of your resolutions and desires for this next year is to have more of a heart for God this would be a great help in doing so. Why not come? You can call Pastor Gordon at 240-3003 with any questions.

Our teen Sunday School class has just begun a new series of study for developing a biblical view towards finances. It is our passion to help our teens discover God's wisdom and guidance towards a wise use of their money. It is so much better to start out well than to try to make significant adjustments down the road. It is our hope that they will see that they can be storing up treasures in heaven not just living for themselves.

The past two Sundays Pastor has been challenging and encouraging us regarding our spiritual lives in the year ahead.

Two weeks ago he preached from Hebrews 12:1-3 about not getting discouraged and quitting. This last Sunday he exhorted us from Matthew 6:19-21 and 1 Timothy 6 to store up treasures in heaven and not exhaust ourselves on what will not last. I think you will enjoy the messages and challenge.

You can hear them by going to our website www.brazilbible.org and clicking on the audio/video link. Of course, you can hear each Sunday's message in person. We would love to have you join us in the hearing of the Word and developing friendships with others who desire to love God in their daily lives and decisions. We are by no means perfect but we also know that the Word of God is the most important resource for helping us to know and do what is right. Learning God's way and doing it.

The youth group will be meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Jackson Township Elementary Gym. All teens in middle and high school are invited to come.

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 pm., 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 at 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.


As we start the New Year we start with something being accomplished. The roof over the entryway into the school was in bad shape and due to the weight of ice buildup inside of the entryway it looked like it could collapse. This has been repaired by Paitson and Son and is looking good again.

There is a Knights of Columbus meeting on Monday and the Parish Council meets on Tuesday.

Bingo has been slow the last few weeks, hopefully we will see and increase soon. Keagan McDonald is learning how to call and is a welcome addition to the staff. Keegan started volunteering at the bingo hall as soon as he turned 18.

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.

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 Cheryl McKinney and Matt Eldridge.

5 p.m. AWANA'S

7 p.m. Evening Service

Wednesday at 7 p.m. Bible Study/Prayer

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

The pastor's message this week is: the Jerusalem Pharisees" Mark 3:22 and the teachers of the law who came down from Jerusalem said, "He is possessed by Beelzebub! By the prince of demons he is driving out demons."


We are in need of volunteers for the AWANA share times for this Sunday night and also for the months of February and March. Please sign up at the front table.

Let us commit ourselves to serving our Lord more fully in this new year!

LOOKING BACK: Special Music by Jessie Metz this past Sunday, always a blessing!

No one answered the question for last week: How many years did it take Solomon to build the Temple? The correct answer is 7, 1 Kings 6:38 "In the eleventh year in the month of Bul, the eighth month, the temple was finished in all its details according to its specifications. He had spent seven years building it.

New Question: The second coming of Christ is compared to what weather condition? The answer is somewhere in Matthew!

Email me your answer (pmann228@hotmail.com) the correct answer will be published the next week.

John 14:1 " Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me. 2. In my father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. 3. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 4. You know the way to the place where I am going."

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

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.

Center Point United Methodist Church

"My Beloved" is the title of the message Pastor Bob Kumpf will be presenting tomorrow. It is taken from Matthew 3: 13-17. Bob said, "It is the account of Jesus' baptism and God's response. It is the story of the faithfulness of both the Father and the Son. It is the account of Jesus' willingness to fulfill the purpose for which he was created. In turn God acknowledges him with the title "My Beloved." It is the same name that God uses when He looks at those today who are living the life they were designed to live. 'Beloved' - a relationship close to the heart. It is an eternal bond and one that is marked by a peace and hope that is only found in spiritual attachment with Christ."

Bob went on to say, "This is the foundation of baptism. More than a public statement of the heart, baptism is an outward and physical display of an inward and spiritual grace. There is something that cannot be described or totally understood in the mystery of baptism. We become spiritually marked as 'God's Beloved' for eternity."

Are you living the life God designed you to live? Are you called God's beloved? Who among us is able to answer "yes" to both those questions? There may be more than you think. Because they are dedicated to knowing and serving God.

Bob mentioned the mystery of baptism. God is a mystery -- in many ways. But, you know what, I love a good mystery! It keeps me coming back. And, as the events keep unfolding I am "on the edge of my seat" with anticipation!. The more I read God's word the more of the mystery I understand.

How about you? When was the last time you were caught up in the plot of a good mystery? Bob challenged us last Sunday to read the Bible through in a year. God's word has some very familiar sections,parts that are easy to understand, but there are many things I have read this week that surprised me. I extend his challenge to you! Begin today. God's word holds mystery, romance, adventure, wisdom ... there's nothing quite like a "Good Book" to curl up with in the wintertime.

First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church on South Walnut Street in Brazil would like to invite you to our services this week. Sunday morning begins at 9:30 a.m., with Sunday School classes for all ages. There were some new participants last Sunday and we look forward to their return this Sunday.

Morning worship service is at 10:30. Pastor Mark Thompson will bring the morning message. There is an elevator to provide safe travel from the education wing onthe ground level to the sanctuary and the fellowship room. A staffed nursery is available for both services. The pre-K through 5th graders are dismissed to KidMo from the sanctuary following the praise and prayer time.

We welcome you back at 5:30 p.m., with AWANA and Youth activities. Adults provide leadership and instruction to the many children and youth attending these programs from throughout the community. There is a light meal, songs, Bible scripture and life lessons, and games until dismissal at 7 p.m.

Adult Bible Study begins at 6 p.m., in the sanctuary.

Wednesday Noon Bible Study meets at 12:15 p.m., in the fellowship room. We meet around tables so that wehave plenty of room for our Bibles, guides, and beverages. There is good discussion and information.

Wednesday, at 6 p.m., committees will meet followed with Coordinating Team and Business Meeting at 7 p.m.

Thursday at noon the American Baptist Women will have a meeting and lunch. Local, state, national and international mission education is a vital part of their programs. Did you know that Indiana Baptists raised over $30,000 for a project to help our missionaries in Chile this year? There were other mission projects including local projects.

THE ROCK alternative worship service meets at 7 p.m., Thursday. There is contemporary music, worship, nursery and children's KidMo.

Saturday will be our annual Planning Meeting. All committee members and officers are invited and will have a part in planning the calendar for the year. This is an all day meeting starting at 9 a.m. If you cannot attend for all the day, come for what you can.

Pastor Thompson used an acronym as the message for the new year--START. Stop making excuses. Take inventory of your life. Act in faith. Refocus your life. Trust God to help you succeed.

We look forward to seeing you Sunday!

Harmony United Methodist Church

A pastor friend of mine was preaching about new beginnings. Each of us has one, our birthday. In his sermon he commented on the dates listed on a tombstone, each one listing a birth year and a death year. While those are important dates to that individual, the most important part of that person's life is the dash between the two dates.

On Dec. 24, 2010, a young man was killed in an automobile accident. Jacob was only 26-years-old. For him, the dash was not a very long one. Jacob was, according to his parents, was the epitome of the prodigal son. The last several years, we had seen Jacob grow up and get his act together. Jacob had gotten his act together. He had graduated from college and obtained a very good job. He had rented an apartment and was beginning to become a responsible young man. You might say his dash to this point wasn't much of a dash.

His death has impacted a large number of people. In memorial, a large sum of money has been raised to help a youth program at his home church.

The money will provide scholarships to young boys and girls enabling them to participate in Upward Basketball, a Christian based program that also teaches the kids about Jesus Christ and what it means to have Jesus in their lives. Even though Jacob's life ended that morning, his dash continues to live in the lives of those boys and girls. What about your dash?

Several groups here at Harmony UMC are starting a study by Max Lucado titled "Outlive Your Life".

As we look at our lives and what gifts God has given each of us, we visit the book of Acts and how the ordinary people from 2,000 years ago are still impacting the world today.

This week's message comes from Acts 1:8 "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere -- in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

Come join us as we look at how God used fishermen, streetwalkers and tax collectors to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Think about it, if God could use these men and women, how much more equipped are we to spread the Gospel? How can I "Outlive My Life?"

Come join us for worship at 9 a.m. with Sunday school at 10:30 a.m.

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Ken Thomas opened with a prayer and an update on his visits with those sick and shur-ins, then turned over to Carol Vanatti whom led the congregationi in singing.

The offering of tithes were taken up and Carol Vanatti sang her special number, "Jesus never fails."

Brother Thomas then announced church events and board meeting and the annual congregational meeting for all members on Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. This is a required voting meeting of and for 2011-12 offices within the church.

Pastor then prayed for all shut-ins, sick at home, hospital and our military in harms way.

Brother Thomas got right into his message, saying that the special song, "Jesus never fails," raises the issue for us to wonder about people seeing you do things that you ought not do, or not do things that you ought to have done.

It's like you fellowship with someone and the longer you fellowship, the more you get to know them. If you walk with the Lord, you'll get more firmly grounded, and he understands, it doesn't mean that you'll not hurt or not have temptation, problems or trials.

He will understand when you make a wrong decision, but you can be redeemed and make things right. God is light, and walking in the light is a warm feeling. He still has his hand out, get ahold and walk a little closer. John 1:4 "In Him was life, and the life was the light of men."

Closing services with communion were offered to all.

Brother Thomas and his wife, Beverly, and the entire congregation invite one and all to visit with us for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m. and Evening Service at 6 p.m.

We are located at 21 W. Pinckley St., Brazil.

Christian Women's club of Terre Haute

The Christian Women's club of Terre Haute invite you and your friends to "My favorite things" luncheon on Tuesday, Jan. 18, with luncheon on your own at 11 a.m., at the MCL Meeting Room, Meadows Shopping Center, Terre Haute.

Tickets are $3.

The special feature will be Four Sisters Antiques with Linda Byrd, West Terre Haute. Music will be by Saretta Brown, Terre Haute. The speaker for the luncheon will be Jon Page, Bargersville.

Reservations are necessary by Friday, Jan. 14, Call Doris at 812-466-5637.

Prayer Connection will be Tuesday, Jan. 11, at 10 a.m. at the Goodwill Industries, Terre Haute.

Terre Haute after 5

You are invited to the Terre Haute after 5 January dinner event on Tuesday, Jan. 18, 6:30-8:15 p.m. at the Tuscany Restaurant, 3631 East Wabash Ave., Terre Haute. Cost is $14 inclusive.

Melt away the winter blah's featuring Hejnle's Flower Shop, guest vocalist Libby Butts from Brazil, and speaker Jon Page, Bargersville. Jon was raised in a humanist family, was athiest by high school and Christian by age 21.

For reservations call Joretta, at 812-877-9633.

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.

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