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Friday, May 27, 2011

Harmony United Methodist Church

This past Sunday, the United Methodist Women took part in our worship service performing several aspects of the service. We have been blessed to have this group of women that is willing to be a strong and active part of our church family.

As United Methodist, we claim the mission statement "making disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world." This group of ladies has been and will continue to be a strong voice not only in our community but also the world.

During the Great American Yard Sale on US 40, held the first week in June, our UMW will be holding a yard sale/bake sale at the church. All funds received at this event will be used for missions during the coming year. Please plan to join them for this event come rain or shine.

Our worship service begins at 9 a.m. with Sunday School following at 10:30 a.m. This week's scripture is

John 14:15-21. The title of the message is "On Freedom, Love, and Pain." Come join us where" We are Family".

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 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, 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.


We also have a facebook page at www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_58361....

Join us there to see what others are posting.

Monday is Memorial Day, let us take a few minutes Monday and say a special prayer for all of those who have lost their lives fighting to keep the United States free and for try to help other countries in the world with their fight against oppression and injustice. We should also say a prayer for all of those that continue to fight for us.

We should keep all of the people in Joplin, Mo. in our prayers as well as the people in the south who are still trying to recover from this year of devastating weather.

The Knights of Columbus recently painted the handicap spots in the parking lot behind the church and repainted the curb in front of the church. We have five spaces available.

An emergency meeting of the Parish Council was held Tuesday to decide how we should proceed with the plumbing issue at the rectory. We are contacting all of the different contractors we need to come in and give us estimates and to make sure we do everything we need to do to get the rectory useable again. The council will keep everyone updated on where we are on getting the damage repaired.

Another leak was discovered in the back of the church by the stairway going to the choir loft. Martha is contacting the proper people to get them down here to fix the problem.

One of the prizes on Sunday at Bingo is a cooler filled with Chicago Cubs gifts, it generally is a big hit. Come on in and join us, either to play or work. It's a holiday weekend, do something you haven't done, or haven't done in a while and play bingo.

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.

Center Point United Methodist Church

Well, it rained some here last Sunday, but we went ahead with our Mission Fest. We had pretty clear weather during the event, but it was a bit windy at times. Everyone who attended enjoyed themselves and we who put it on gained a lot of experience for the future.

Our next event will be Sunday, June 12. After church that day we will have our third annual Walk for Missions. The proceeds this year will go toward our mission trip to Haiti planned for July 11-20. To participate we gather monetary support and then do our walk that afternoon.

It sounds like Pastor Bob Kumpf has an inspiring message for us tomorrow. Here's what he shared about it: "This Sunday we celebrate Memorial Day. We have been celebrating Memorial Day in this country since the end of the Civil War (1863), almost 150 years. We remember those who died on far away battle fields to bring freedom and democracy to oppressed peoples.

We commemorate their actions by honoring them in ceremonies across the land. We sometimes call it Decoration Day because we decorate the graves of fallen heroes with flags and flowers. But the real purpose of celebrating this day is not found in making the cemetery look pretty with decorations or flowers.

The real purpose is found in remembering the love and sacrifice of those who paid a price for us. So, we create memorials, reminders of past events and people that have made a difference for us. In our modern society we continue to set up memorials to remind us of past events as well as people who have come before.

This practice is nothing new. As a matter of fact, according to scripture, God often speaks to the prophets and leaders about marking the place where certain things happened so that future generations might be reminded of God's actions. The same holds true today. One of our main functions as believers is to be witnesses to a lost and dying world. We are called to recall the stories of God's faithfulness in the past as well as the assurance that God is still faithful today and will be tomorrow.

Memorials are an enduring sign of God's faithfulness. Joshua is instructed by God to build a memorial after the people safely crossed the Jordan River into the promised land. 'In the future, when your children ask you, 'What do these stones mean?' tell them that the flow of the Jordan was cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD. When it crossed the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. These stones are to be a memorial to the people of Israel forever.' (Joshua 4:6-7)

Do we still build memorials to God? Yes! We build them with our lives, living memorials! The scripture for Sunday is Joshua 4:1-9,19-24 and the title is 'Memorial Stones.'"

Join us for a great message and warm fellowship. Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m. and worship services begin at 10:30 a.m. Be in the house of God. Be blessed.

Eastside Christian Church

Vacation Bible School is getting much closer. We hope that you are making arrangements for your child to attend.

Fellowship Hall was the scene of a graduation celebration for Taylor Payne, who will be graduating from Northview June 3.

We at Eastside Christian Church want to take this opportunity to ask anyone reading this to pause and pray for those whose lives have been devastated by the many tornadoes that have taken place this last week.

If you are not attending church anywhere else, we would love to welcome you to any of our services. We believe in prayer, most of all. And you never know when it may be to put God into your life.

Bee Ridge Church

Upcoming events at Bee Ridge:

June 3, three of our members will graduate from Northview, 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 pm 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 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 email: jeffbwater@yahoo.com. Hope to see you this Sunday.

Peniel United Methodist Church

Kennedy Crossing Rd., Brazil, Ind.

Memorial Day Weekend - that means summer is really here! This is a special time to remember our veterans, friends and family that are no longer with us. Sometimes we get caught up in all the barbeques, race activities, festivals etc and forget the true meaning of this Holiday. Let's hope everyone has their flag flying high, we are so fortunate to live in this great country. Granted there are some imperfections, but where else would you want to be!

The scripture this Sunday is St. John 14: 15-21.

Pastor Pippin's message is titled: Freedom, Love and Pain!

The Children's Moment is "Power!"

Choir practice will be June 1 at 7 p.m.

Personal items are needed by the Food Pantry.

Don't forget the Men's Banquet on June 4 at 6 p.m.

Everyone is invited to join us for Sunday School beginning at 9:45 a.m. and Church Services at 10:45 a.m.

For more information contact Pastor Pippin at 812-443-8489.

Union United Methodist Church

You are always welcome at Union United Methodist Church, where we gather for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday morning and then come together to worship at 10:30 a.m. We have Sunday School classes for every age group and four adult classes for adults to choose from. Our worship style is a blend of traditional and contemporary worship.

This Sunday, in honor of Memorial Day, Rev. Charnstrom will begin a two-part sermon series; the sermon this week is titled "Memorials...." Next week, the series will conclude with a follow up message titled, "...and Fresh Starts."

Come join with us and, when you do, take a look at the shelter house we are building on our grounds. The gracious and generous donations of funds, materials, time, labor and support of all types have allowed us to go forward and move quickly on this long-dreamed dream, and the shelter will be in use before you know it. We hope to have a formal dedication service in mid-July, but expect to use the shelter much sooner.

Union UMC is fully accessible for people with mobility issues, and is a congregation of open doors, open hearts and open minds. We are located at the intersection of County Road 600 North and County Road 75 East, across from the Airport. Come join us.

Otter Creek Christian Church

The congregation of Otter Creek Christian Church invite anyone who does not have a church home to join us each Sunday for our services. Sunday Study with age appropriate classes are held at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday Worship begins at 10:40 a.m.

The Church is located at 6299 N. Crow Street (Crow Street Ts into Grotto Road) it is located about 1.75 mile from the T. You may call the church number at 812-446-5300 or to contact our pastor call after 4 p. m. weekdays at 812-249-3309 or 812-446-4007 or 812-443-6007. Our ladies also have a Tuesday Bible Study at 10 a.m. at 12660 E. Grotto Road.

John 3:16-17 tells us "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. He did not send his Son to condemn the world, but that the world might have life eternal. (V18 is the result for not believing ) Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son."

I don't even need to comment on these verses God's Word speaks for itself and if you have not accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, it tells you what your fate is. . . condemnation, not eternal life.

Please be in prayer for our churches, preachers and the people we come in contact with. Also remember our leaders in prayer -- I know they say that prayer is no longer allowed in our government or schools but no one can stop the prayers of true believers, It doesn't need to be a loud, wordy prayer, Just ask God to change things and watch out it just might be you who gets the change.

Please remember our military men and women in your prayers and the next time you come across a veteran, just take a moment to thank them for their service to protect our freedoms that we take for granted. And also remember those that have given their lives in defense for our country. May God richly Bless you as we together enjoy this Memorial Day weekend.

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 3rd grade)

This week's children's church teachers will be Bevelyn Sampson and Kay Hosterman.

Wednesday at 7 p.m. Prayer/Bible Study

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

Our thoughts and prayers are with those in Joplin, Mo., Bedford, Ind., and all who have gone through this devastating weather.


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.

Last week's question:: For what miracle did Moses neglect to give God credit? The answer is in Numbers 20:7 The Lord said to Moses 8 Take the staff, and you and your brother Aaron gather the assembly together. Speak to that rock before their eyes and it will pour out its water. You will bring water out of the rock for the community so they and their livestock can drink."

Number 20 tells this story! Thank you Greta for not only the correct answer but for your comment. This week's question: Who ate honey not knowing that his father had cursed anyone who ate before evening? The answer is in Jonathan 14. email me your answer, pmann228@hotmail.com by Wednesday.

2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brothers, good-by. Aim for perfection, listen to my appeal, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you. 12 Greet one another with a holy kiss. 13 All the saints send their greetings. 14 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

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.

Carbon United Methodist Church

One more week until our Big Yard Sale.

Have you gathered everything up and priced it? Each contributor needs to price your own items with nothing less than 25 cents and everything at 25-cent increments. Bring your things to Pete and Beverly's on Thursday evening, so that it can be set out early Friday morning.

There is a sign-up sheet at church for work times. We need everyone to help make this a big success. The times will be from 8 a.m.--6 p.m., Friday, and 8 a.m.-- 2 p.m., on Saturday. Be there at 7 a.m. to help set up.

Those working the late shift will need to help take things down and put them away.

On June 12, the people of the church will go down to the Hilltop Restaurant in Spencer for a Mother's Day/ Father's Day celebration luncheon right after church. This should be great fun and we are all looking forward to it. Be sure to sign up! We will carpool, so you don't necessarily have to drive yourself.

Join us on Thursday evening for a short prayer session. This is very informal but very meaningful. We meet at 7 p.m., and let God guide you.

Tomorrow is Sunday, a day set aside to rest and worship God.

Unfortunately, with everyone working so much nowadays, Sunday has become the day to catch up on all the "other" work we must do that didn't get done during the week. If that is the case at your house, then you are worshiping the God "Work" instead of the God of our salvation.

Which are you putting first in your life?

Which should you put first in your life?

Give our loving God at least one hour of your busy day. Is that asking too much for Him? Worship begins at 10:30 a.m., be there!

First Baptist Church

Welcome to the First Baptist Church at 413 S. Walnut Street, two blocks south of Riddell Bank downtown Brazil.

Sunday Schoolbegins at 9:30 a.m. with classes for all ages. This is a good time of study, fellowship, sharing praises and prayer concerns. Coffee is available in the fellowship room before classes.

Morning Worship begins at 10:30 with Pastor Mark Thompson. There is an adult staffed nursery available. Pre-K through 5th grade students are dismissed from the sanctuary if they choose to attend KidMo, an interactive Bible focused children's worship.

There is an enclosed lift within the Christian Education hall to take individuals to the sanctuary. Someone is always available to assist you.

There will be a Mission Moment to promote the America For Christ Offering. One facet of the Home Missions Society is to disciple and transform through education. There are 10 American Baptist seminaries, 16 states have ABC colleges one being Franklin College, 27 states have campus ministries, 30 states have camps and we sponsor state and national youth conferences. We also have Judson Press which publishes discipleship resources.

Because of the Memorial Day week-end, there will be no afternoon or evening programs.

Mid-Week Bible Study will meet Wednesday, June 1, at 12:15 in the fellowship room. We will continue with The Sermon on the Mount from Matthew 5.

THE ROCK alternative worship service meets Thursday at 7 p.m. This is an informal service. You just stop what you are doing, come as you are, and enjoy a meaningful time of worship and fellowship. Jason Rushlowis our guitarist during this summer. There is a nursery and KidMo worship for the children.

All hands on deck! June 3, Friday, the Hi-Shi-Ni class will meet for a carry-in meal and work on VBS crafts for Beach Blast.

Men, have you signed up for your trip to Indy for the Indians game, June 6?

V.B.S. June 13-17 5:45-8 p.m.

Door Christian Fellowship Church

The Door Christian Fellowship Church, 100 N. Forest Ave., Brazil, will conduct the second part of its Spring Restoration Meeting, beginning Saturday.

Events Saturday are set to start at 5 p.m., with an outdoor concert and healing crusade.

Music and rhyme from Rapper LT and ministry from Evangelist Tony Thomley will take place at the church.

On Sunday, at 11 a.m., and 7 p.m., World Evangelist Steven Pinnick, Tucson, Ariz., will be on hand.

At 4 p.m., Monday, a Memorial Day Healing will take place, with a crusade at the Forest Park bandshell. Music and ministry from Evangelist Pinnick will be offered.

Pinnick will be back Tuesday, at 7 p.m.

Pastor Tom Roeschlein will speak on Ministering -- "The Times and Seasons of God," at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 1.

Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday worship services will also be conducted.

For more information or transportation, call 442-8470 or 812-201-3966.

Carbon Baptist Church

A lot going on the month of June.

On Monday, June 6, the youth group will be going to Indianapolis to the Indians ball game. A car pool will leave Pilot station at 5:15 p.m.

Our Vacation Bible School will be June 12-17. The closing program is Friday, June 17, at 6 p.m. The theme is "Big Jungle Adventure."

A carnival is planned for June 18, for all the participants of VBS.

June 10 is the Ladies Ministry trip to Chicago. The train leaves Crawfordsville at 6:50 a.m. and returns at 10:30 p.m.

Our Sunday School hour begins 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 a cheery good morning and ask a prayer of praise and thankfulness then turning the services over to Peg Parksey to lead the congregation singing. Two old favorites, "Redeemed" and "I'll go where you want me to go."

Pastor Thomas then prayed for our shut-ins, sick at home, spoken and unspoken, those in the hospital and awaiting surgery, and our military in harms way.

He then introduced Travis Terrel whom sang a special number, "My tribute." Travis does a fine job and will be an even greater singer one day. Everyone enjoyed his number.

Brother Thomas then called for tithes and offerings and led in the Doxology.

He opened his sermon with this question, does being last mean athe same as not knowing where you are going? It's the choice we make where we go. Some people are in hell today because they chose to go there. Brother Thomas brought an umbrella due to possible rain, and having it up front, opened it and said I am in control of it, and there is something that happens when it's raining and I'm in control.

The rain may fall on the umbrella and I am shielded from most, but there is always some that gets on me, depending upon how I hold it. If the sun were shining, it would also block the sun from getting to me.

"I'm the only thing that separates that, can separate God's love from me. Don't just be satisfied with the drips of God's love, put that umbrella down and get the full benefit of God's love.

Anything that I do that separates me from God's love is wrong. Does a baby love it's mother or does it just expect to be loved? You're given milk before meat. Romans 8:35-39 "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?"

How many of us have prayed for the unsaved. Whe we look at the cross there are vertical and horizonatl lives that we see. There are so many who are lost and need our prayer.

Luke 6:37-42 speak of spiritural blindness. Jesus paid it all. Can we not strive to pray, love and forgive. The harvest time is coming. Blessed be the name of the Lord.

Mrs. Melonie Boyd played the closing special number, "Jesus paid it all."

Community Missionary is located at 21 W. Pinckley. Lots of parking, air conditioned and everyone is welcome, children too.

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

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