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CHURCH NEWS

Friday, March 4, 2011

Eastside Christian Church

It was good to have Pastor Bill back Sunday, but we want to congratulate Josiah on a great final basketball game as a senior at Lincoln Bible College. Josiah will be graduating in the spring.

Serving On The Streets has applied for a grant to renovate the building they have acquired. In order to get this grant, they need signed forms from volunteers who can help. This is a great endeavor, and if you can help out as a volunteer or monetarily, please let Jenni know. The deadline for the grant is this month.

House of Hope will have a pancake breakfast March 12, from 8 a.m.-noon. The monies from this breakfast will go towards the renovation of their building in order to keep it open.

We want to keep the Watts family in our prayers on the loss of Grant. He was a well-respected person in our community. We also want to keep Rachel, June, Charlotte, Dave, and Joe Hendrickson in our prayers. We also pray for other members of our congregation who are in nursing homes or having difficulties of any kind. We believe in the power of prayer.

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 orders. If you have not participated in this ministry, we would like to ask you to try it. You will not be disappointed. If you need to make other arrangements for ordering, please call 765-672-6363 or 812-448-1030.

Pastor Bill's message will be from THE STORY tomorrow. If you would like to read ahead, the chapter starts on page 23. If you have not gotten your book and would like to have one, please let Millie know.

If you are not attending church anywhere else, we want to invite you to come be with us as we go through the Bible altogether with the use of the book, THE STORY. We would love to see you.

Carbon United Methodist Church

Amid all the chaos in my yard from the ice storm, the daffodils and crocuses are coming up happy and smiling. Spring is on its way, although I understand that this weekend winter will try to give us another round.

After that ice storm, we can take anything unless it would be a tornado. I surely thought we were having one last week when that last storm roared through. But the robins are here, the birds are singing, there's just a feel in the air that spring will come. And isn't that a wonderful thing to know!

God set this old world to spinning and planned every little detail so that the birds know when to sing and the daffodils know when to smile and the trees know when to come back alive. And we, like the birds, get that urge to come out of hiding and enjoy the sunshine. I'm ready!

We will have a substitute in the pulpit this week. Mary Jo Archer is going to fill in for Rev. Pressel. We are all looking forward to have her with us.

We appreciate her agreeing to come, for she will be performing that same afternoon with the P150 Gospel group.

The Town & Country United Methodist Men will begin their Lenten prayer breakfasts on Saturday, March 12, at 8 a.m., at Peniel UMC. All of you men set aside the next six Saturday mornings to attend these breakfasts. You don't really have to be a Methodist to be welcome. This is a great way to bond with other Christian men in the area.

Join us Sunday. Whether you stop long enough to realize it or not, you really need God in your life. It is so good knowing that He is there for you and that all you need to do is reach out to Him. Isn't it time you did? Church starts at 10:30 a.m. Be there!

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 are reminded that living in the presence of God is living 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.seely-villeumc.org, email seelyvilleumc@frontier.com, or call 812-877-1868.

Bee Ridge Church

Special event upcoming, great food and fellowship. Please join us Saturday, March 19, for a Pancake Breakfast from 7-10 a.m., at the church. There will be a free will offering to benefit our new church building!!!

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.

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; 7 p.m. Evening Worship

Wednesday at 7 p.m. Prayer/Bible Study

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

The Annual church camp, "JeKeNSa", has been set for July 17-21 for this year, keep the date open!

Last week's question was "What virtue is encouraged as we wait for the second coming?" The correct answer is James 5:8 "You too, be PATIENT and stand firm, because the Lord's coming is near" So Patience (a virtue I am lacking these days) is what we need as we wait for that glorious day. This week's question is "Who did Jesus say shall laugh?" Look for the answer in Luke 6 and email me your answer, pmann228@hotmail.com by Wednesday.

This church newsletter is shorter than usual... my computer decided to retire on me and my left thumb decided to go north and stay there for at least a couple of weeks. I am pecking this out and learning that I really do need PATIENCE. Please continue to pray for those on our prayer lists and all those that need God in their life.

JOB 28:20 Where does wisdom from? Where does understanding dwell? 21 It is hidden from the eyes of every living thing, concealed even from the birds of the air.

We are located two miles north of US 40 on 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 worship with us.

We are a Non-Denominational church that worships God through Jesus Christ.

Center Point United Methodist Church

Tomorrow is it!! For months we have been anticipating our third annual mission event - praying and planning. Now it is upon us! We hope you will join us tomorrow afternoon at 2 p.m. P150 will be in concert from 2-3 p.m., and then we will have our pie (dessert) auction, followed by a free-will offering chili supper at 4:30 p.m.

It is a fun-filled afternoon and we want you to be part of it. You can come for all, or any part of the afternoon. But, I really recommend the concert and pie auction. Even if you don't plan to bid, it is comical to see who bids against whom for their favorite goodies. We kick it off with Cherry Delight made by Joan Youngblood. Bidding is hot and heavy! There's many a sweet tooth to be satisfied in the crowd.

Remember that we do it all with the goal of supporting missions. This year's focus is raising money to make a trip to Haiti and help in the recovery and growth of the New Jerusalem Church pastored by Joseph Saintil.

Pastor Bob Kumpf has been sharing messages about life and how all life matters to God and how it should, therefore, matter to us. His message tomorrow is from Matthew 13: 24-43 and is titled "Who Chooses?". It will be interesting to hear how he develops this message. But, just from reading the scripture, the message to me is that we need to share God's Word with all we can, so that they will have the truth. The truth that each person matters to God and He wants each of us to choose Him. So, that when this "age" is up we will live with Him in Heaven.

Whether we share God's Word with people in Haiti, people in another state, or the person across the street, we will be demonstrating the message that life matters. Your life, my life - everyone's life. We invite you to come, be a part of sharing the Word. Come for Sunday School, Worship services and/or any part of the Mission Event afternoon. We would love to have you!

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 to 6:15 p.m. 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, call 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. http://mysite.ncnetwork.net/resolhio/ann...

Remember Lent is fast approaching, Ash Wednesday is March 9. The Knights of Columbus plan on having two fish dinners before Stations of the Cross again this year. The first fish fry is on March 11 starting at 4 p.m. at the Parish Center. You've got to eat fish anyway, you might as well eat with us.

The Knights of Columbus also have planned to have a blood drive and a second fish fry in the very near future.

We had a $100 payout on regular bingo again last Sunday. We had 98 people. We have around 160 chairs in the room so there was still plenty of space. We will payout $150 if we have 115 players. Currently our 1st half jar ball and our second half jar ball are both $1000 with a $1000 carry over on the 2nd half.

Doors open at 5:15 p.m. 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.

We always have door prizes and the last Sunday of the month we have a drawing for $100 from all of the door prize tickets collected for the month. Remember we are a no-smoking facility, but we do have a covered smoking area. There is always good food available, so stop in and spend the evening with us.

Terre Haute After 5

The Terre Haute After 5 March dinner event will be on Tuesday, March 15, 6:30-8 p.m., at the Tuscany Steak and Pasta House, 3631 E. Wabash Ave., Terre Haute.

Cost is $14 inclusive.

Annette Trotter from Turner Air, Land and Sea will be telling us about fun getaways. Vocalist Cindy Thomas, Terre Haute will perform.

"Surviving the Winds of Life and Still Laughing" was presented by Sherry Gray of New Carlisle. Sherry is a traveler and restaurant researcher who enjoys family and friends.

For reservations call Joretta at 812-877-9633.

Carbon Baptist Church

Pastor Chris will be taking anyone that would like to go see Dead Serious About Life. The group will leaving church Sunday, March 13, at 1 p.m.

The Spring Break Mission trips leave today. Youth Pastor Chris asks everyone to keepa all those involved in this, in their prayers.

For those who like to plan ahead, the Easter Egg Hunt will be April 23, at 1 p.m. Sunrise Service will be at 7 a.m.

Our Sunday School Hour begins at 9:30 a.m., with Worship Hour at 10:30 a.m.

First Baptist Church

If you are looking for a place to worship the Lord, we think you will feel right at home here at First Baptist on South Walnut Street. We are two blocks south of the Riddell Bank. Sunday School classes begin at 9:30. You will be warmly greeted and find just the class for you.

Communion will be the focus of this morning worship with Pastor Mark Thompson beginning at 10:30. A staffed nursery is provided for this and all worship services throughout the week. Children from pre-K through fifth-grade are dismissed following communion for KidMo. This is a special time of music and Bible lessons.

Sunday evening activities begin at 5:30. for everyone working with and attending AWANA and Youth. AWANA encourages scripture memorization and provides examples of God-centered lives found in the Bible and in everyday life. The teens meet in their large room for study and discussions plus always some time for snacks and other activities.

Adults not involved in the activities of the youth are invited to attend Bible Study at 6 p.m. It is a good time for asking questions regarding the morning message or events throughout the past week.

Wednesday Bible Study meets at 12:15, to accommodate those who work and are coming during their lunch. We are continuing through the Old Testament. Study guides are available for your home study and for note taking. They are nice for those not able to attend but like a guided study.

Wednesday evening at 6 p.m., will have several committee groups meeting. At 7 p.m., there are committee reports, discussion, and business meeting. The business meeting is a valuable resource to knowing more about the church.

This is the second Thursday so the American Baptist Women will meet at noon for lunch and business. The ladies are involved with projects at the local, state, national and international mission levels.

THE ROCK is open for your attendance Thursday at 7 p.m. This is another opportunity for you to meet the Lord where you are at. The lights will be on, the doors open for you to enter alone or with family or friends. For those with families, there is a staffed nursery and a KidMo program for elementary students.

If you are looking for a place for you and your family to get involved and serve the Lord, we pray you will consider attending First Baptist Church.

Peniel United Methodist Church

March has arrived, so spring is around the corner. I have seen robins the past couple weeks - that is a sure sign plus the sugar water for maple syrup is running!

Don't forget about the sign-up for children 6-12 who are interested in the children's handbell choir. Forms are in the Fellowship Hall.

Also "greeters" are still needed to fill the calendar for the year.

Wednesday, March 9, will be Ash Wednesday. Services will be held at 7 p.m.

Another sign of spring, the Community Choir has begun practice for the Easter Cantata. They will meet at 6:30, March 10, at Peniel in the Sanctuary for practice. This year's cantata is "I Know My Redeemer Lives!" Also, on March 10, at 7 p.m. there will be an Administrative Board Meeting in the Fellowship Hall.

The Men's Lenten Breakfast will also be at Peniel on Saturday, March 12, at 8 a.m.

Canned fruits and vegetables are the items needed by the Food Pantry this week.

This Sunday is called Transfiguration Sunday. The scripture will be St. Matthew 17:1-9. Pastor Pippin's message will be "Shone Like the Sun!"

The Children's Moments is "How to Eat" Who enjoys these moments the most - the children or the adults in the congregation? It's a great one on one dialogue and their own special time with the minister.

Sunday School begins at 9:45. with Church Services following at 10:45. Come join us!

For more information on any of the Church activities contact Pastor Pippins at 443-8489.

Peniel United Methodist Church, is location on Kennedy Crossing Rd., Brazil.

Community Missionary

Pastor Ken Thomas opened the services with greeting and prayer and turned services over to Carol Vanatti to lead the congregational singing after which Brother Thomas called for the tithes and offerings and spoke of his many contacts during the week.

Brother Thomas opened his sermon with, "We ar all sowing." This takes in a big responsibility, as we are examples of God's children. We can sow seeds of kindness, love, hate, jealously, greed - so many things as we become more responsible each day at each hour. The farmer sows his crops in fertile ground, enrich the soil, weed it and God provides the rain and sunshine causing the crops to grow and the harvest.

Ess. 3:1 "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die, a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted." What are you sowing in the world today?

Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship is at 10:30 a.m. We are located at 21 W. Pinckley.



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