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CHURCH NEWS

Friday, January 21, 2011

Seelyville United Methodist Church

Seelyville United Methodist Church is a Christian community of Open Hearts, Open Minds, and Open Doors. We are located at U.S. 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 look at the motivation, meaning, and message of four fishermen who left their livelihood and followed Jesus. A time of fellowship follows worship with Sunday School for all ages beginning at 10:45. Nursery care is provided beginning at 9:15.

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

Carbon United Methodist Church

Still more winter! But just think how we will feel when that first crocus sneaks up on us. And it won't be long, really.

The Town and Country United Methodist Men met this morning at our church to kick off their new schedule of monthly meetings for the year. The women of the church provided a breakfast for the men before they retired upstairs to the sanctuary for their meeting and devotions.

The church will have its annual Planning Meeting tomorrow, Jan. 23, after church. We will have a soup and sandwich lunch immediately after church with a short board meeting squeezed in between the lunch and the planning meeting. Everyone is encouraged to stay and participate in all three things. Not only is it more fun, but we will get things done a lot faster and get home out of whatever weather we will be experiencing tomorrow. Ugh!

Sunday, Jan. 30, will be our Baskart Sunday. Don' forget to bring food to put in the baskart for the food pantry. Many people are in need during this long, hard winter.

Be sure to come to church tomorrow and stay for lunch and the planning meeting. Worship is at 10:30.

Center Point United Methodist Church

Say, did you catch that glimpse of the ground this week? It didn't last long, did it?! I must admit that my yard looks a lot better covered in snow than without it! But, that's always what I think in the winter.

I have been sort of house-bound this week. I've had a touch of flu. Missed church Sunday. Didn't want to "spread it around." But, without that weekly gathering my week has been kind of "off." Do you ever have times like that? When something has thrown off your schedule and you get your days mixed up? You wait for the world to right itself.

Since I didn't get to hear the message Sunday, I look forward to hearing the one tomorrow that Pastor Bob Kumpf says reflects last week's message. This message titled, "Getting Started," is taken from Matthew 4: 12-22. Jesus is calling His disciples. Last week was about Andrew's excitement and readiness to share Who he had found.

Tomorrow's message is about what it means to be a disciple. Bob says, "It is the call to be a follower and a leader at the same time. It is about Christ's love and the promise and the hope found in knowing Him along with the privilege and responsibility of bring others to know Him. It is also about the blessings you receive when you follow Christ's call."

If your world has gotten "tilted" lately, I invite you to join us at Center Point and let Jesus center you. I am looking forward to rejoining my church family in Sunday School and Worship services tomorrow. How about it? Be in God's house tomorrow -- worship with the family of God.

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 Brad, Kim and Conner Hapenny

5 p.m.: AWANA'S

6 p.m.: Magic Show/no evening service

Tuesday at 7 p.m.: Deacons meeting

Wednesday at 7 p.m.: Business meeting

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

NOTE: If there is no school, there are no activities at church.

In our daily life, I wonder how many of us take the time to think of our pastor, brother, minister, religious leader whatever term you may use. What a tremendous weight to bear! Births, deaths, marriage, divorce, little sleep on some nights, planning sermons that will motivate and still deliver the true message of God's words, leading a soul to Jesus. In prayer we ask for so much, maybe we should add a Thank You for our pastor and his family

Looking Back: No one answered the question for last week: What was the only thing Jesus told his disciples to take on mission trips? A staff.

Matthew 6:8 These were his instructions; "Take nothing for the journey except a staff -- no bread, no bag, no money in your belts. New Question: In what book of the Bible do we find the history of the first churches after Jesus' ascension? Email me your answer (pmann228@hotmail.com) the correct answer will be published the next week.

Special Music/Reading: Lisa Metz read a very moving poem written by a young girl named Amanda.

We are located two miles north of U.S. 40 on the Knightsville Road, or two miles east of State Road 59 on Rio Grande 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.

Peniel United Methodist Church

Pastor Pippin's sermon for Jan. 23 is titled "Steps in the Right Direction!" Scripture : St. Matthew 4:12-23. His "Children's Moment" time is such a highlight -- their wide eyed expression and vocal expression! Such a joy!

If you haven't received the new Telephone and Address Church Directory, let Sandy Black know. She has done a fantastic job putting this together.

The new heating and air conditioning system should be in place by now. These new products are designed to help with both comfort and utility costs. With this cold snowy winter, everyone can use all the help possible!

Thursday, Jan. 20, the Co-Workers/Fidelis Class met for a pitch-in dinner at 6 p.m.

Bill and Lois Sciotto hosted the event -- good food and good fellowship!

This Sunday the Food Pantry is needing "Personal Items." They can be dropped off at the Church -- this is a long standing volunteer effort by the Church.

Sunday School Services begin at 9:45 a.m., with Church Services following at 10:45.

Call Pastor Pippin at 443-8489 for more information.

Bee Ridge Church

Bee Ridge Church is located one-and-a-half 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 this Sunday.

Otter Creek Christian Church

We would like to invite you and your family to join us for a unique worship experience at the Otter Creek Christian Church, located at 6299 N. Crow St. Brazil. Our service times are as follows, Sunday School 9:30 a.m. classes for all ages, and our Worship service at 10:40 a.m.

We also have a ladies Bible study on Fridays at 10 a.m., at 12660 Grotto Rd., Brazil. You may contact the church by calling 446-5300, or call the church parsonage at 446-4007 to reach Pastor Steve. You may also call Sandy at 443-6007 and she will take a message. If you are ever in need of prayer please call 446-4007 or 812-249-3309 or 443-6007.

The thought for this week comes from Galatians 6:9-10, "And let us not grow weary in well-doing, for in due season we shall reap, if we do not lose heart." 10. "So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all men, and especially to those who are of the house-hold of faith." Now what are these verses telling us? It seems to me to be pretty simple, follow the example of Jesus when he said "Don't you know that I must be about my Father's business."

So let us start out this new year doing God's business. Remember to Pray for our Military Men and Women and their families and pray for the sick in our community. Remember that Otter Creek Church is the little country church with a Big Heart for God. May God richly Bless you and keep you in His everlasting arms.

First Baptist Church

Welcome to First Baptist Church on South Walnut Street, just two blocks south of Riddell National Bank. You can start off your Sunday with donuts and breakfast drinks from 8:45 a.m., until Sunday School classes begin at 9:30.

Morning worship begins at 10:30, with Pastor Mark Thompson. There is a staffed nursery provided. Children from pre-K through fifth-grade are dismissed from the sanctuary if they wish to attend KidMo. This is a time of music and Bible stories. We believe the Bible is the true and inspired word of God. This program strives to teach God's truth in ways that impact a child's choices and actions.

Youth and AWANA meet at 5:30 p.m. Attendees recite Bible verses from memory, complete handbook sections, and earn awards. A goal is to teach basic biblical concepts also reminding them that they are a unique creation of God and God loves them very much. There are classes for 2-year-olds (Awana Puggles) teaching toddlers simple lessons, through fifth-graders. There are take home activities to help parents and churches work together to grow spiritually strong kids for life.

There is a group session with music and Bible lesson, a light meal, classes, games, and a group celebration time. All children are welcome to both Youth and AWANA. Adults are always invited to stay as a helper, observer, or attend the adult Bible study in the sanctuary beginning at 6 p.m.

Wednesday 12:15 Bible Study meets in the fellowship room. The Psalmist declared, "I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you" (Psalm 119:11). He understood the importance of studying and knowing God's word so that he could live according to His will and perfect plan.

Deacons will meet at 7 p.m., Wednesday, in the library.

THE ROCK alternative worship service is Thursday at 7 p.m. This is a casual service but the message is far from ordinary. You will worship in music and God's Word presented in a variety of ways.

There is a nursery and KidMo available for children. Teens and adults are invited to come alone or with friends. You will be welcomed.

This is an early reminder that next Sunday, Jan. 30, the Missions Committee will host a Fifth Sunday Mission Dinner.

We look forward to seeing you this week!

Carbon Baptist Church

Hello from Carbon Baptist.

We have several upcoming events:

On Jan. 23, at 6:07 p.m., the youth group will meet at the church.

On Tuesday, Jan. 25, at 6:30 p.m., the Ladies Ministry will meet at the home of Gina Girton, 4640 N. State Road 59.

On Sunday, Jan. 30, missionary Bryan Fagg will give a short talk on his mission work in China. Our church has been supporting him for quite a number of years. There will be a dinner immediately following the church service. Everyone is welcome.

In February, we will have a Super Bowl party in the fellowship hall at 6 p.m. Pastor Chris is in charge of this event. A big screen television, games and snacks will be available.

On Feb. 13, we will have a Valentine dinner immediately after the service. Everyone is welcome to attend a good meal and good fellowship.

On March 25, at 7:30 p.m., and March 26, at 2 p.m., the Eighth annual Wabash Valley Ladies Unity Night will be at Maryland Community Church. The event is free, but reservations need to be made. Call Karen Cox, at 812-605-1147.

Our Spring Break mission trips are coming up soon, more information on the dates and time later.

Pastor Chris would like to invited everyone to come and see the new and exciting changes taking place in our Junior Church program. Kids in grades first-fourth are invited to come and check us out.

Pastor Howard has started a study on the Book of Relevation, every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m., in the fellowship hall. Please come out bring your Bible to study and learn.

We also have other cell groups that meet on Wednesday evening that studies different scripture in the Bible and various functions to reach out into the communities.

Our church is a growing loving church. Come and be a part of it. We offer a nursery for the little ones. A van if you are in need of a ride and good fellowship all while learning about Lord Jesus Christ.

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

Has anyone told you they love you today? We do! Have a great week in the service of the Lord.

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Ken Thomas opened with the news of his contacts during the week and updates on his visits. Praying for the many blessings and thanking the Lord for another service with his flock. He turned the service over to Carol Vanatti, whom led the congregational singing. After the offerings and tithes were taken up, announcements for spoken and unspoken requests and prayer for all along with prayer for our shut-ins, those awaiting for surgery and those awaiting and our military in harms way.

At this time, Travis Terrill sang our special number for the service, "Til the storm passes over," a beautiful song which Travis put heart in each and every word, bringing blessing to the hearer.

Many times with those words we have weathered through some of those storms, knowing that the Lord is watching all the while and caring for his people. Brother Thomas empathized that Travis' song brings out his message clearly.

Ephesians 2:1-20, will tell us that as all our past sins, weathering many storms in life; without the firm foundation of Christ, we know we have fallen short and claiming Jesus as our saviour and our salvation. We find that peace throughout the many storms that assail us.

Trying to get your family doctor in the middle of the night for a sick child, the living room ceiling sprung a leak in a heavy downpour and it's midnight and water is pouring in all over the floor, you are ready for work and go out to get into the car to head to the job and you have a flat tire, the married child needs financial help for the rent as the husband has been laid off.

So many storms of life that we have come through all because we have accepted Jesus and he has seen us through.

We have that peace that only he can give us, but we have to strive every day to draw closer for sin always looks for that weak moment when it can enter in. Verse 22 says, "In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit." Just build upon a solid foundation.

Brother Thomas and the congregation invite one and all to visit us at 21 W. Pinckley St.

Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship is at 10:30 a.m. and Evening Service is at 6 p.m.



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