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Friday, February 4, 2011

First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church announced it will not have morning or evening services Sunday. In addition, no AWANA services will take place.

Wednesday is a busy day with Bible Study beginning at 12:15 continuing in the Old Testament. Come on down to the Fellowship Room from the Christian Ed. doors.

Various committees will meet Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. followed by a church-wide business meeting at 7 p.m.

Thursday at noon the ladies gather for American Baptist Women Ministries. They fellowship with a meal and a common interest in the local, national and international mission needs.

7 p.m. people will gather again to worship at the ROCK. This is an alternative time of worship for all. A nursery and KidMo is provided for all the children as well.

We have a roomy enclosed elevator to take you comfortably to any floor of the church. We'll see you Sunday!

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Ken Thomas opened the services with a short praise and thankful prayer then turned the service over to Carol Vanatti, whom led the congregational singing. After which tithes and offerings were taken up.

Brother Thomas introduced Travis Terrel whom sang the special, "His eye is on the sparrow." Travis' low rich voice brought out this wonderful song.

Pastor Thomas then updated the congregation on his visits, and asked for those mending, and our military in harms way. Then he asked everyone to greet their neighbors and then announced birthday and anniversary celebrations at the evening service time with snacks and refreshments in our fellowship hall.

Brother Thomas then said that God knew us before we were born. That many don't know God. If you are a child of God physically and spiritually is life and peace, Romans 8:6, and carnally minded is death. When the children of Israel were in bondage, they complained and cried to the Lord. When Moses led them out, Oh, how some still complained. Many prayed, the complainers made louder voices and they had many troubles on the way. God answers prayer in his own time and in his own way. If you have been praying and been delivered, then you are on the promised way. When we do things that God disapproves of, we repent and pray to God for forgiveness. He will hear, it's like when you were a child and you promised mom or dad that you wouldn't do something again, that you would behave.

You know you are not to get in that situation again or you know it's the woodshed and you don't want that visit again. Well, God knows your heard and he will take care of you if you but open your heart to him.

Matthew 7:14 Because straight is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it."

Pastor and congregation invite everyone to our services. 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. We have ample parking and children's room.

Bethel United Methodist Church

Bethel United Methodist Church, 924 E. Pinckley Street, will be having their monthly evening worship service on Sunday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. Music will be provided by P150, and a devotional will be given by Pastor Ernie Rush.

Refreshments will be provided after the service. Please join us for a fun filled evening. Everyone is welcome!

Peniel United Methodist Church

A new activity is about to begin. A Children's Hand Bell Choir is being formed. All children between the ages of 6 and 12 are invited to sign up. Practice will start about the middle of the month. Bells will be furnished and there is no cost for lessons or equipment. Hopefully we all will be hearing their music about once a month. What a great idea for both the children and their audience! For more information check the sign-up sheets in the Fellowship Hall or call Martha Nicosia at 812-877-7704 or e-mail: martha.nicosia@gmail.com

Laundry and dish detergent are on the list of needed items for the Brazil Food Pantry.

Sunday School begins at 9:45 with Church Services following at 10:45.

For more information concerning Church Activities call Pastor Pippins: 812-443-8489.

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 am. Worship Service and Children's Church begins at 10:30 am.

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.

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 Sunday morning worship as we continue "Nearing the Kingdom of God," our six-week sermon series. This week, Jesus calls us to be salt and light - but there are expectations to be met if we are going to fulfill our purpose in God's Kingdom. 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.

Center Point United Methodist Church

Tomorrow is Super Bowl Sunday. Right?! I am not keeping up on that, but I assume the weather has not moved the date. I imagine lots of people will be anticipating an exciting afternoon of football and all that goes with it. But, how about the morning?

Are you anticipating an exciting morning of fellowship and worship?

Tomorrow's message at Center Point is taken from Luke 12:22-31. The message title is "What Matters Most". Pastor Bob Kumpf shared this about the message. "The scripture is where Jesus tells the disciples not to worry about what they will eat or wear. He isn't telling them not to care about their lives, He is assuring them that there is someone who constantly cares about them and will provide for them. They, and all people, matter to God. That is a powerful message in a day when the world tells us that we don't make a difference, that we are insignificant, that the things that matter to us have little value. God says, 'You matter to me!'"

At the beginning of this passage the word "therefore" appears. When that word, or similar words appear, we need to pay attention to what has come before. In this case, Jesus had been telling the parable of the Rich Fool laying up treasures here on earth. If we are convinced that God cares for us and we believe what He says in scripture, we won't worry about all the worldly things we need. God will provide. That doesn't mean we won't have a part in His plan of providing those things. But, I believe He wants us to focus on Him. Put Him first in our lives. I think then we will be open to His leading and be ready to recognize His provision.

During bad weather, such as this latest ice and snow situation, we get an opportunity to slow down the pace of our lives and take a look at how and what God provides....if we look.

So, tomorrow afternoon you have the opportunity to enjoy a "worldly" pursuit. But, how about putting God first in your day? Be a part of a worship service tomorrow morning. Put God first in your day and you will be surprised at how He will work in the rest of it!

Eastside Christian Church

We at Eastside Christian Church pray that you have been able to stay safe and warm during the treacherous weather we have been having.

Next week is Angel Food ordering time again. Someone will be at the church on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 4:30-6 p.m. to take your orders. We only take orders one week during the month. It has been reported that we take them every week, but that is in error. Orders will need to be turned in no later than the 13th. If you need to make special arrangements to turn in your order, please call 812-448-1030 or 765-672-6363. We hope that the confusion has not kept you from ordering. If so, please do order again. We do not want to lose this ministry.

A praise report needs to go out for Dave. He is doing well. Also, what a blessing was witnessed in the baptizing of Sidney Brock. God's family has been growing lately, and we are so thankful for those who have made us their church home.

Pastor Bill is continuing with THE STORY this Sunday. If you have always wanted to read the entire Bible, come be with us. It is so much easier to read through the Bible with someone else.

We always want to pray for those on our prayer list and all who are having difficulties of any kind. If you are in need of prayer, do not hesitate to call the church and let us know, and we will be glad to pray for you.

Believe it or not, VBS is right around the corner. A meeting was held, and the dates for this year's VBS will be the week of June 6. Please mark this on your calendar, for we hope to see your children this year. We will have more about this later.

If you are not attending church anywhere else, we want to invite you to be with us tomorrow. Until then, may God bless you.

Carbon United Methodist Church

Here, I was sure that winter had thrown its worst at us so I very happily took a trip over to Dayton to spend the weekend with my son and his family. Boy, was I wrong! When we began hearing what was in store for us, I came flying back home Monday morning early. And am I glad I did! Hasn't this past week been terrible? I have limbs down all around my yard, and I am sure that most of you do too. Surely, this is the last Battle of the Bulge that the weather is going to throw at us this winter! What's this about global warming?

Lent will begin March 12. That is not long from now. Carbon United Methodist Church will host the second Lenten breakfast on Saturday, March 19, at 8 a.m. We urge all United Methodist men to make it a point to attend the Lenten Breakfasts this year. You will find a group of dedicated, sincere men to share your faith and offer support to you and each other.

Now, the Super Bowl is this Sunday afternoon, but Sunday morning is still God's time. Come worship with us at 10:30 a.m. You will still have time for the Super Bowl.

Soup Bowl Benefit 2011

The Soup Bowl Benefit 2011 will take place from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Moran Family Life Center, which is located next to St. Patrick's School at 19th and Poplar Street, Terre Haute.

Select a unique hand crafted bowl created by local artists and individuals and treat your tastes buds with delicious soups donated by local businesses, individuals and caterers.

Area artists, businesses and volunteers are collaborating to kick-off the first Soup Bowl Benefit in Terre Haute as an effort to bring more awareness and support to the hunger problem across the Wabash Valley.

Tickets are on sale now for $25 a ticket, which includes a handmade bowl and soup.

It will also cost $6 to sample delicious soups.

Proceeds from this event will benefit Terre Haute Catholic Charities Food Bank. Terre Haute Catholic Charities Food Bank provides food to member agencies in the Wabash Valley counties of Clay, Greene, Knox, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo.

For more information on the event, call 812-232-1447 or 812-232-8400.

Christian Women's Club of Terre Haute

You are cordially invited to "ABC's of Successful Living" luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 11 a.m. at MCL Meeting Room, Meadows Shopping Center.

Luncheon is on your own, tickets are $3.

Special feature is "Tiers of Elegance" by Betty LePlante, Terre Haute.

Music is by Kirt Perry and Dan Rodriquez, Terre Haute.

Speaker for the luncheon is Janis Price, Greencastle.

Reservations are necessary by Friday, Feb. 11. Call Doris at 812-466-5637.

Prayer Connection is Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. at the Goodwill Industries, Terre Haute.

Terre Haute after 5

You are cordially invited to the February Dinner event at Tuscany Restaurant, 3631 East Wabash Ave., Terre Haute, on Feb. 15, from 6:30-8 p.m.

Cost is $14 inclusive.

Stand Up Children features Nikki Fuhrmeister, Director of Vigo Co. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) for children in need.

Vocalist for the evening is Vigo County High School student, Samantha Hayes.

"ABC's of Successful Living" will be presented by Janis Price, Greencastle.

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

Mark you calender for March 15 for "Surviving the Winds of Life and Still Laughing" by Speaker Sherry Gray, New Carlisle.

On April 19, "Let's plan a Wedding" by Speaker Shelli Emenhiser.

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 Saturday or by appointment.

Divine Mercy Chaplet is prayed the first Sunday of each month at 8 a.m.

Rosaries are scheduled before Saturday evening and Sunday morning Mass on most weeks. Check in your bulletins or call the church office.

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 and also on Alabama St.

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.


Today, there will be a Soup Bowl Benefit at the Moran Center at St. Patrick Church. Proceeds will benefit the Catholic Charities Food Bank. For information call 812-232-1447 or 812-232-8400.

Feb. 13, the Knights of Columbus will be having a breakfast at 9:30 a.m. in the Parish Center. Bring your wives and girlfriends for an early Valentine present, a nice breakfast cooked by the men.

All ladies present will be entered into a drawing for a gift card.

The Lady Knights will be having an Indoor Yard Sale, Saturday, Feb. 19 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Kennedy's Crossing Bingo Hall. Breakfast and Lunch will be available. Proceeds benefit the service projects of the Lady Knights.

Current projects include replacing the ceiling of the Parish Center.

Coming soon, more free vacations to be given as prizes in pull tab games.

Bingo Speed games start a 6 p.m. Early Bird games at 6:30 and regular bingo begins at 7. We have a weekly Jackpot coverall worth $1000 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 Juddy Ferry and Vicky Trusler

5 p.m. AWANA

7 p.m. Evening Worship

Wednesday at 7 p.m. Prayer/Bible Study

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

*If there is NO SCHOOL, there are no activities at church*

We still need volunteers for the AWANA share times, please see the bulletin board at the entrance.

Looking Back: No one answered the question for last week: Sin bears its own punishment. What punishment was given to Moses by the LORD? The answer is Numbers 20:7-12 Because you did not trust in me enough to honor me as holy in the sight of the Israelites, you will not bring this community into the land I give them.

New Question: Who told a woman to make him a cake of her last meal and oil and her supply of oil and meal would not run out? The answer is in 1 Kings. Email me your answer (pmann228@hotmail.com) and the correct answer will be published the next week.

We enjoyed a reading by Kay Hosterman "God Knows Best", I know we can all say "Amen" to that!

LOOKING AHEAD: The Magic show has been rescheduled for Feb. 13 at 6 p.m.

Valentine Dinner Feb. 12 at 6:30 cost is $8 per person, an extra steak is $5, pick up your reservation paper Sunday and turn it in to Mike Pell.

SOS Fundraiser Feb. 18 7-9 p.m. at North Clay Middle School call Pastor Dick, Dianna or Julie Pell to reserve a table.

Bevelyn Sampson has a limited number of tickets for the Ladies Unity on March 25 at 7 p.m. or March 26 at 2 p.m.

During this difficult weather please remember your neighbors that may need assistance or maybe just a "checking in" smile or prayer!

Luke 18:15 People were also bringing babies to Jesus to have him touch them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. 16 But Jesus called the children to him and said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 17 I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the Kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."

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 Non-Denominational church that worships Jesus Christ.

Otter Creek Christian Church

Well here we are at the beginning of a new month. February is known as the month of LOVE. And there are many ideas of what real love is. For the real meaning of Love, we have to look to God's word. 1st Corinthians 13: 4-8,13 {Love is patient and kind; Love is not jealous or boastful; 5. it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; 6. it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. 7. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. 8. Loves never ends. 13. So faith, hope, love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

We as Christians are to show this kind of Love because we represent the Living and Holy God. For us to be able to do this we need to have a real relationship with Jesus Christ. If you do not know Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, please pray this simple [Dear Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and please forgive me of my sins and come into my heart to be my Lord and Saviour. I believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God.} After you have said that prayer you can start building a relationship with God and feel the Love that God has for you.

If you don't have a church home we invite you out to Otter Creek Christian Church 6299 N. Crow Street Brazil. Church phone number 812-446-5300, church parsonage 812-446-4007, Pastor Steve's cell number 812-249-3309. Our service times are Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and Worship at 10:40 a.m.

Current events- Valentine's dinner at the church Feb. 12, 6 p.m.

Please pray for those that were affected by this week's ice storm and also our military men and women and their families. Pray for those that are sick in our area.

Until we meet again either by this article or in person may God Bless and keep you in His everlasting arms.

Carbon Baptist Church

Hello from Carbon Baptist!

Our Super Bowl Party will be this Sunday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall. We have a Super Big TV, Super Big Prizes, Super Delicious Food, Super Fun Games, and Super Big Times for all. Everyone is welcome.

Next Sunday, Feb. 13 will be a Valentine theme dinner immediately after the service. Everyone will be welcome to attend a good meal and good fellowship.

Our Spring Break Missions Trip is coming up. Our college group will be heading to Panama City, Fla. to once again be a part of Beach Reach.

Our High School group will be heading to Jacksonville, Fla. and will be working with the Presbyterian Urban Ministries, Please keep all of them in prayer.

Pastor Howard has started a study on the Book of Revelation. Every Wednesday evening at 7p.m. We meet in the fellowship hall.

Please come and bring your Bible to study and learn. We also have other cell groups that meet on Wednesday evening that study different scriptures in the Bible and various functions to reach out into the communities.

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

Theis will be our communion Sunday.

Our Sunday School hour begins at 9:30 a.m. Our Worship hour begins 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.

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