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Church News

Friday, May 13, 2011

Bee Ridge Church

Upcoming events at Bee Ridge:

June 3, three of our members will graduate from Northview High School Katie Cooksey, Hallie Harbison and Kristin Wright. Congratulations girls.

June 4, An early Fathers Day Banquet at 6 p.m.

June 11, We are having a yard sale beginning at 8 a.m. Wow, you will be amazed at all the cool "stuff" that the members are parting with...

June 12, Immediately following morning worship we have our annual Church Homecoming activities, stay tuned for details.

June 18, Jonah Fish Fry from 4-7 p.m. at Kennedy's Crossing Bingo Center. Mmmm, love those Fish Frys.

June 25, "Super Saturday" Vacation Bible School from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. All children are welcome.

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.

Big Walnut Missionary Baptist Church

The Big Walnut Missionary Baptist Church will be having a Chicken and Noodle dinner on Sunday, May 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Reelsville Volunteer Fire Dept.

The dinner will include vegetables, salads, desserts and a drink. A freewill offering will be taken.

Center Point United Methodist Church

It won't be long now! Just one week from tomorrow and it will be time for our Spring Mission Fest. That's what we are calling our carnival-type fundraiser. As you may know, we are going on a mission trip to Haiti in July. The funds we raise will help us conduct a vacation Bible school while we are there.

So, set aside some time on Sunday, May 22 from 2-6 p.m. and join us at Center Point for some good old fashioned FUN. There will be games for all ages (fishing, ring toss, balloon darts, corn hole, etc.), a dunking booth, a bounce house, and a car on which to "vent your frustrations." There is also going to be a play dough sculpture contest at the craft booth with prizes for different age levels.

And, of course, what would a carnival be without food! We will have on-site grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, walking tacos, chili, popcorn, pies and cakes and our own Crazy Suckers.

I almost forgot -- you can ride a horse. Gene Crowley is bringing his horses. There is going to be something for everyone. The activities will take place on the church grounds across from the church. If it comes a big rain we will have to cancel the event and reschedule later. But, we are hopeful that we will have a beautiful day. Come join us and have a great time and help us with our mission efforts.

You are most welcome to join us tomorrow for our Sunday School and worship services. Pastor Bob Kumpf has a message planned from the book of II Timothy 4:1-5, titled "Mom Packed My Suitcase."

Here's how he explains the theme: "After working on my message for Mother's Day, I found myself thinking a lot about the people who have impacted my life and the importance of preparing the next generation for the daily issues they will confront as well as the unexpected events that will come their way.

Already an old man, Paul's second letter to Timothy exposes his recognition of the challenges that the world places on every individual and especially those who claim to have faith in God. Paul himself had experienced the highs and lows of standing strong in his faith. He knew the trials and disappointments that came along with the joys and wanted Timothy to share his encouragement and wisdom to the people and the church at Ephesus. That wisdom was not only good for the people of the 1st century, it is good for us today. Thank God for those who love us enough to prepare us for life. And thanks be to God for the life He gives us so freely."

This promises to be a great lesson for us all. We must remember that God chose and inspired these messages in the Bible, not just for those who received them many years ago, but to us who read them today. What blessings they are. Be in the house of the Lord tomorrow. Be blessed.

Carbon United Methodist Church

Weren't those few days this past week wonderful? I felt that summer will really, really get here. I should have known; summer is in God's plans; and God's plans always work. I got all my flowers in the ground and going. There is something really very soothing and spiritual about being down on your hands and knees digging in the dirt putting baby flowers where they will be happy. My fingernails are a mess, but that is part of it. I don't wear gloves because I love to feel the good moist dirt as I plant. I even talk to the worms that show up and make sure that they find their way back into the ground. I even feel good about the pains in my back and buns because I know that they have been too idle all winter and need a good workout. Come on, Summer! I'm ready!

At church last Sunday, our minister discussed the difference between "coming to church" and "coming to worship." Had you ever thought about it? We invite folks to come to church...and it sounds like we are inviting them to a club or a ballgame to be entertained. But when we invite them to come to worship with us, there is an entirely different tone to it. Then we are not expecting to be entertained while there, but we are expecting to actively participate in worshiping our God. What a difference! Let's try asking people to come worship with us instead of asking them to come to church with us.

We are asking you to join us in a Prayer Circle on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. These are very informal and are simply a gathering of people who wish to pray together. You won't be entertained, but you will go away feeling that you have been close to God and that He has heard your concerns.

There will be an important Board Meeting on Monday evening at 7 p.m. The district superintendent will be there to discuss some problems with us. Be there!

On June 3-4, we will be having a big Yard Sale at Pete and Beverly Taylor's home on US 40. Gather up all the things that you don't need anymore and bring them for folks who just might really be needing just those items.

Sometimes I think these sales are really simply exchanges. We take our stuff to them and return home with everyone else's stuff. That's OK. I can't use my stuff any longer, and you can't use your stuff any longer. The modern word, I suppose, is recycling...whatever works!

On Sunday, June 12, people from the church are going down to Hilltop Restaurant near Spencer to celebrate both Mother's and Father's Day. We will like immediately after church and will take as many carloads as we need to. If you don't wish to drive, you can ride with someone, so don't hesitate to sign up.

OK, I am inviting you to "come worship with us" tomorrow. Not only will we be happy to see you, I'm sure God will be happy too.

Christian Women's Club of Terre Haute

You are invited to attend the "Country Gardens" luncheon on Tuesday, May 17, at 11 a.m. at MCL Meeting Room, Meadows Shopping Center, Terre Haute.

Tickets are $3, with luncheon on your own.

Special feature is Janice Thompson with "Fruitridge Gardens."

Music is by Saratta Brown, Terre Haute, and the speaker is Sheli Emenhiser, Wolcottville.

Call Doris at 812-466-5637, for more information.

Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church

This week at Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church:

Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship.

Children's Church (ages through third-grade).

This week's children's church teachers will be Cheryl McKinney and Caitlynn McKinney.

Wednesday at 7 p.m. Prayer/Bible Study.

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

A reading was provided by Joy followed by special music by Annette, Denise and Joy, followed by a reading by Wanda. What a wonderful way to start out our week! Thank you for those blessings.

Our message was delivered by Phil Raderstorf, Thanks Phil for a job well done and a wonderful, meaningful message.


A mission trip is being planned for July 31-August 5. The trip will be to Beverly, Kentucky. This area has three of the 10 poorest counties in the country. The cost of the trip will be $210 each which covers lodging, and meals. Please see Julie Pell for more information on this trip.

The annual church camp, "JeKeNSa", has been set for July 17-21 for this year, We need a lot of adult help to allow this camp to reach the hearts of young people. Think about what YOU can do.

Vacation Bible School will be June 12-16 in the evenings.

The Help-A-Family-At- Christmas yard sale will be held on May 21 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. if you have anything for the sale, please bring it to the church basement before May 20.

Last week's question: In what book do we find the story of a runaway slave who returned to his master? The answer was Philemon.

This week's question: God is described as physically writing three times in the Bible. Upon what did HE write the third time? The answer is in Daniel 5 email me your answer, pmann228@hotmail.com by Wednesday.

As Phil pointed out Sunday we all have a talent that GOD has given us to use for HIS work. Do you know where your talent lies? Want to volunteer but not sure where or how? Just ask "Is there something I can do to help?" Someone can always point you in the direction where you are needed. The reward is wonderful!

I can do everything through him who gives me strength. ~Philippians 4:13

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

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

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.

Phone: 812-448-1901.

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.

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.


It is time to elect new members to the Parish Council. We are currently accepting nominations. If you would be interested or know of someone who would be interested in running please fill out the nomination form found at the back of the church.

In July, the Parish Council will go on retreat and will try to put together a list of projects to be addressed in the next 12 months. We have a whole list left over from last year, but we can consider adding new projects to the list.

We will attempt to prioritize the list so that the most important projects can get completed, if possible. When we set our priorities we try to consider what is best for the church. If we do not get to a pet project it is not because we do not listen or do not share your concerns, it is because there may be more pressing projects for the good of the church.

Remember the Parish Council was elected by you, the members of Annunciation, and we try our best to represent all of you when we have make tough decisions.

The Knights of Columbus will be painting the handicapped parking spots on May 21, weather permitting of course. They are also having a Pancake Breakfast on May 22 immediately following 8:30 mass.

The Knights have two major charities they support; the first is Gibault, Inc.

The Gibault School was founded by the Knights of Columbus and we are extremely lucky to still be a part of this wonderful organization.

The second charity of the Knights is the Support Our Seminarians organization which helps seminarians with their expenses. The local council contributes to both of these charities as well as others, so please support us with your attendance at our breakfasts.

Doors open at 5:15 p.m., Speed games start a 6 p.m., Early Bird games at 6:30 and regular bingo begins at 7 p.m. We have a weekly Jackpot coverall worth $1000 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.

Union United Methodist Church

Come. Come and join us. We would love to have you come and be with us to worship and to be in fellowship. There is a place for you at Union United Methodist Church.

This week, Rev. Charnstrom will conclude his two-part sermon series from the Book of Ruth with a message titled, "The Mother-in-Law." The Scripture reading will be Ruth 1:19-2:12. The focus of the message will be on keeping ourselves open to hope, even when life seems hopeless.

We gather each Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. for Sunday School, and then come back together in the sanctuary for worship beginning at 10:30. We have Sunday School classes for all ages and four adult classes from which to choose.

Our worship style is blended, with traditional and contemporary elements. We have many youth and young children, and there are activities for everyone.

Union United Methodist Church is easy to find and convenient to attend, just east of the Brazil/Clay County Airport, at the corner of County Roads 600 North and 75 East. All of the facilities at Union are all accessible; this reflects our desire to be a congregation of open minds, open hearts and open doors.

So come. Come and join us this Sunday. There is a place for you.

First Baptist Church

Welcome to the services and fellowship of First Baptist on South Walnut Street. We hope you can attend Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. You have choices of three adult classes and age-appropriate classes for all young people.

Morning worship begins at 10:30 with Pastor Mark Thompson. There is a staffed nursery available and elementary students are dismissed from the sanctuary to attend KidMo.

Sunday evening services begin at 5:30 p.m. with AWANA for 2 yr. olds through 5th grade. The teens also meet at this time.

There is a large group of leaders and support persons to teach, direct and feed the young people.

At 6 p.m., there is a Bible Study and Reflection time for adults.

Choir practice will follow at 7:15 for all youth and adults that have expressed an interest in choir.

Wednesday Bible Study begins at 12:15 in the fellowship room. This week is the miracles of Jesus. Study guides are available with scriptures and study questions.

The ROCK alternative service is Thursday at 7 p.m.

This service is especially for those who cannot attend on Sunday or those who do not attend church anywhere.

But it is also supported by those who also attend on Sunday. There is a nursery and KidMo for the elementary aged children.

FBC will be promoting the America For

Christ Offering in June. The usual fifth Sunday Mission Dinner will be held June 12 because of Memorial Day and Communion Sundays. The America For Christ Offering is to support the programs of the American Baptist Home Mission Societies.

These funds are used in the United States and Puerto Rico.

This year's theme is "Touching Lives, Transforming People."

We want the world to know that Jesus wasn't just someone who did things, but a loving Lord who does things.

We look forward to worshiping with you this Sunday.

Peniel United Methodist Church

Mother's Day was celebrated with lots of praise and nice flowers for all the mothers in attendance. Four "special flowers" were given to: Youngest mother, Jennifer Cassidy; oldest mother, Mary Britton; the mother with the most children in attendance was Barbie Tarr; and honorary mother to so many: Anna Mae Swearingen. Also honoring mothers and grandmothers was the choir's rendition of "Everything I Learned about Jesus with Grandma in Her Rocking Chair."

This had to bring back many memories and there was more than one with tears in their eyes! As usual: Good job, Choir!

After a successful Mother's Day Banquet was held it is now the ladies turn to serve the men. June 4 is the date set for the Father's Day Banquet.

In the mean time, enjoy coffee and pastries this Sunday after Sunday School and before Church Services. A good time to catch up on all the latest happenings and greet newcomers.

This Sunday's scripture is Acts 2:42-47

Pastor Pippin's message is titled "Experience the Living Christ!" and the Children's moment - "News".

Choir practice will be May 18 (Wednesday) at 7 p.m.

May 19 at 6 p.m. is the Co-Workers/Fidelis Class Meeting.

Boxed meals and canned meats are the needed items for the Food Pantry.

Sunday School is 9:45 with Church Services beginning at 10:45.

For more information contact Pastor Pippin at 812-443-8489. We are located on Kennedy Crossing Rd, Brazil.

Carbon Baptist Church

Hello from Carbon Baptist! Our Ladies Ministry is having a ladies luncheon today at 12:30 p.m. in fellowship hall.

On Saturday, May 21 will be the monthly Men's Prayer Breakfast at 7 a.m.

The men say it is a wonderful fellowship time and enjoy it very much.

Always have a good meal and good speaker. The speaker is Wayne McMurtry, from Rockville.

Looking ahead, our Vacation Bible School will start on June 13 and go until Friday, June 17.

The program will be Friday evening, June 17 at 6 p.m. We are looking for teachers and helpers.

Our Associate/Youth Pastor Chris Lee has started a contemporary service for College, High School and Jr. High during our worship hour. (Thirsty) Please come and be a part of this.

In June the Ladies Ministry is planning a trip to Chicago on Friday, June 10. The train leaves Crawfordsville, at 6:50 a.m. and returns at 10:30 p.m. The cost is $25. A caravan to Crawfordsville will be figured out closer to the date of departure.

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

Community Missionary

Pastor Ken Thomas opened services with warm greetings to all and led in a prayer of praise and thanks. He then turned the services over to Peg Parksey whom led in congregational singing.

Bro. Thomas called for tithes and offerings and led with the doxology. Peg Parksey then sang our special number in song, dedicated to our pastor and his wife, Ken and Beverly Thomas; singing "I Believe That God Puts Us Together."

Bro. Thomas opened with Titus 2:3-5 this being Mother's Day. He wanted to bring out just what a mother means to all of us.

"The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers not given to much wine, teachers of good things; that they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, that the word of God not be blasphemed."

Mothers have awesome responsibilities; if it weren't for mothers some of us men wouldn't do as well as we could have done.

We need more Christian women in this world; we need the older women to guide the younger ones. When a woman puts her trust in the Lord, it shows, more so than in a man. When mom says, "Enough, enough!" You know enough means enough.

Pastor Thomas closed with recognizing all mothers with a flower to take home and as an added treat, a free treat at one of our local drive-thru businesses.

Pastor Thomas and Beverly closed with the prayer and a lovely wish that "May all mothers have a blessed day with their families" and the introduction of four new members to our church family.

Community Missionary Church is located at 21 W. Pinckley St. Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m. and Evening Service at 6 p.m.

Plenty of parking space, central air and heat, and Children's Services. We welcome all visitors.

Terre Haute after 5

The dinner event is May 17, 6-8:15 p.m. at Providence Center, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Cost is $14 inclusive.

The feature will be a tour of the Cathedral of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods with Tina Souls.

The vocalist is Heather Henson, and the speaker is Sheli Emenhiser with "Mousetraps of Life."

For more information and reservations, call Joretta at 812-877-9633, or Carolyn at 812-299-1046.

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