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Friday, June 3, 2011

Bee Ridge Church

An early Father's Day Banquet at 6 p.m., tonight. All are welcome.

Upcoming events at Bee Ridge:

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. Come early to pick out your bargains.

June 12, Immediately following morning worship we will have our annual Church Homecoming activities. Church will provide the meat and drinks. Everyone is asked to bring a covered dish. Also bring at least one friend with you. There will be entertainment and weather permittingd we will have church services outside. Good food and great fellowship. Did I mention, bring a friend or two or three.

June 18, Don't forget the Jonah Fish Fry from 4-7 p.m. at Kennedy's Crossing Bingo Center. Mmmm, love those Fish Frys.

June 19, Father's Day

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 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.

Harmony United Methodist Church

In a weekly Bible study, the text was James 3:1-12. In today's society we sometimes forget that verbal abuse can be as devastating to a person as physical abuse. One of the smallest parts of the body is the tongue, but it can cause damage that will scar a person for life. Gossip, backstabbing, fighting will all tear down relationships through the use of words. When we are angry we sometimes lash out at each other and say things that we regret later.

James 3:2 "We all make many mistakes, but those that control their tongues can also control themselves in every other way." Living Faith Bible. Sometimes words shared in jest are some of the most hurtful. Sometimes we don't even realize we have offended others. Let us all try to share something positive with another person and remember that if we are to be more Christ like, that we should also use our daily words to glorify God.

This week's text will be from the book of Acts 1:1-11 "The Created Cosmos." Join us for worship starting at 9 with Sunday School at 10:30.

We will also be celebrating with the Veterans for a special service at Calcutta Cemetery at 2 p.m., this Sunday, June 5. Come and share with us as we honor those friends and loved ones that served our country.

Terre Haute after 5

The Terre Haute after 5 Dinner Event will be Tuesday, June 21, from 6:30-8:15 p.m., at Providence Center. Cost is $14 inclusive.

The feature will be a style show presented by The Dress Barn.

Vocalist for the evening will be Ashley Sumner, Clay City High School.

The speaker will be Connie Beard, with "How to handle the unexpected."

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

Carbon United Methodist Church

You still have time to hit our big Yard Sale! It began yesterday, but will continue until about the middle of the afternoon today. Come see all the goodies we have for you! We are right there on Highway 40 in the midst of the ninth National Road Yard Sale all across the state. Wouldn't it be fun to start at Terre Haute and go all the way to Richmond checking out all the wonderful finds!

I would love to be able to look back in time and see a time-lapse of the National Road's development. Perhaps that is one thing we will be able to do in heaven. You can see bits and pieces of the original road if you know where to look, but most of it is covered up and gone. I read a small book at the library years ago in which a man kept a log of his three-day journey from Terre Haute to Indianapolis. The first night he got as far as Cloverland and the stagecoach had a terrible time getting through the bogs east of Brazil at Shady Lane. Stop, Folks, and count your blessings!

School is out. School is over for those young people graduating. Our church will be honoring three graduates on June 12 during the worship service. They are Seth Batchelor, Tyler Cooksey, and Curtis Grove. Congratulations, Guys!

Actually, there will be an open house for Curtis Grove at the Harmony Community Center on June 5th (that's tomorrow) from 2 to 4. Everyone is invited.

Don't forget, next Sunday, June 12, people from the church will be going to the Hilltop Restaurant north of Spencer after church to celebrate a combined Mother's Day/ Father's day. It is a great place and the food is good, so get your appetites ready!

We'll see you Sunday at 10:30 for Worship.

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 celebrate Ascension Sunday, the enthronement of Jesus at the right hand of the Father. A time of fellowship follows worship with Sunday School for all ages beginning at 10:45. Nursery care is provided beginning at 9:15. Shake it Up Café Vacation Bible School will be Monday, June 13, through Thursday, June 16, from 6- 8:30 p.m.

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

First Baptist Church

We are looking forward to you being at church with us here at First Baptist this Communion Sunday. Sunday School classes begin at 9:30 and last until 10:20. This is a wonderful opportunity to provide Christian instruction and learn Bible truths that become the basis of your beliefs.

Morning worship begins at 10:30 with Pastor Mark Thompson. There is a quiet elevator to smoothly carry you to the sanctuary. Communion will be served by the deacons to all believers during this service. Following communion, the elementary age students are dismissed if they choose to attend KidMo, an interactive Bible-centered worship program for children. There is also an adult staffed nursery provided for Sunday School and worship.

The teen youth group will meet at 5:30 and adult Bible Study and Reflection will begin at 6 p.m. Choir practice starts at 7:15.

Wednesday Bible Study meets in the fellowship room at 12:15. This week will complete the Sermon on the Mount portion. You can join into this study at any week and you will be provided with a study guide. This is a good opportunity to be a part of open discussion and have questions answered.

Thursday the American Baptist Women will meet at noon. They will be visiting a nursing home to fellowship with the residents and host some rounds of bingo.

Thursday evening is THE ROCK beginning at 7 p.m. For some this is the only chance to attend a worship service during the week; for others it is another opportunity. Jason Wendell is the guitarist and music leader. For those attending with families, a nursery and KidMo is available.

Be planning to stay for our America For Christ Mission Dinner next Sunday, the 12th. We would appreciate you bringing a dessert or salad. All the rest will be provided.

The America For Christ Offering lets us touch lives in the name of Christ Jesus. There are more than 1,300 mission partners, working with American Baptist Home Mission Societies, ministering to those in need -- emotionally, physically, financially, and spiritually every day. They are chaplains, pastoral counselors, refugee sponsors, and directors of Christian centers, volunteers and new church planters. Our financial support enables these ABC programs to continue and lives being transformed.

We look forward to seeing you Sunday!

Eastside Christian Church

Eastside Christian Church would like to send their congratulations to all the seniors graduating from our local high school. We wish you all the best.

We also want to send out our prayers to the families who have lost loved ones in recent days. May you lean on God, He is always there to comfort.

Well, VBS will start on Monday evening. We hope that you have made plans for your child to be with us. They will be blessed by attending. Great things are planned for the week. We hope to have a large attendance starting at 6:30 p.m. Monday evening. What better way to start summer vacation than learning about God in a fun way.

To start your week off right, why not come to church tomorrow morning? If you are not attending church anywhere else, we want to invite you to be with us. Won't you come? We never know when it may be too late.

Union United Methodist Church

It's a busy and exciting time for folks at Union United Methodist Church. This Sunday, we will honor our graduates, and we have several from high school, from college and from graduate school. We will also be receiving several new members, which is a great joy for all. Preparations are almost complete for our Vacation Bible School, which will run from Monday, June 20 through Friday, June 2, 6-8 p.m. Registration is open now, online at www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/unionunitedme.... Children may also be registered by telephone to Mandy Slater at 986-3235.

Each week, we gather for Sunday School at 9:30, and we have classes for every age group, including four adult classes to choose from. At 10:30 we meet for worship; this week, Rev. Charnstrom will deliver the second half of a two-part sermon series. Last week's message, "Memorials..." will be followed by this week's message, "...and Fresh Starts." The Scripture upon which the message is founded is James 4:13-17.

Union UMC is a church of open doors, open minds and open hearts, and we will welcome and encourage you. Come, join with us.

Center Point United Methodist Church

Time keeps on slippin' into the future. That line from the song "Fly Like An Eagle", by the Steve Miller Band (1976), popped into my head as I sat down to write this. I was thinking about all the graduations taking place this week. Those graduations signify a new beginning in the lives of the graduates. It also means new beginnings for their families. I'm sure they are probably all wondering where the time went. That's life.

Here it is June and we are coming up fast on the time for our mission trip to Haiti. We leave July 11 and return July 20. Please pray for our safety and effectiveness to share the love of God with the people we meet there. We will be having our annual walk for missions next Sunday, June 12. That will be our last "official" fundraiser for the trip.

Before we know it our mission trip will be a memory. Prayerfully, the memories will be of lives touched by God's Spirit through our ministry.

One great comfort we can all claim during times of change and challenge is the fact that Jesus Himself prayed for each of us. Yes, He did!! John 17:20. Look it up.

He said, "I pray not only for these, but also for those who believe in Me through their message." That includes me and anyone else who has heard the Gospel message. Isn't that awesome?!

Pastor Bob Kumpf's message tomorrow is taken from John 17:1-12, 20-26 and is titled, "Praying for Others". You can see it includes the verse I quoted above. Bob says,

"If we are truly to follow the example of Christ and live a life that shares the Good News of the Gospel with the world, then we have to ask for God's leading and blessing for those around us. Too often we tend to be self-focused, both on our concerns and our joys. The last prayer and teaching that is recorded about Jesus before He was arrested in Gethsemane was a plea to God for others! Jesus knew the pain, agony, disgrace and suffering the He was about to endure.. yet He prayed not for Himself, but that His mission, teaching, love and hope would be glorified and passed on through the disciples so that God, The Father, might be glorified for ever."

So, congratulations to the graduates and their families. Pray for each other. Don't neglect your worship time during these hectic days. Be in the house of God. Be blessed.

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); 7 p.m. Evening Service

Tuesday at 2 p.m. Ladies Nursing Home Ministry at Exceptional Living

Wednesday at 7 p.m. Prayer/Bible Study

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

The message for this week is "Making The Lord's Supper Memorable -1 Corinthians 11:23 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to your: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, "This is my body, which is for you; do think in remembrance of me." 25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me."


A mission trip is being planned for July 31-August 5. The trip will be to Henderson Settlement near Corbin , 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.

JeKeNSa church camp is 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, pray about what YOU can do!

Vacation Bible School will be Sunday, June 12-16 starting at 6:15 p.m. and ending at 8:30 p.m. The theme is "Hometown Nazareth -- Where Jesus was a Kid." To register your family and friends for this awesome Bible adventure, call Bevelyn Sampson at 812-443-1924 or 812-446-0531.

Pick up a baby bottle this week and begin filling it with your spare change. This program through the Crisis Pregnancy Center buys cribs for their clients that earn them through the "Encouraging Parents Together" program. It continues through Father's Day.

Last week's question: Who ate honey not knowing that his father had cursed anyone who ate before evening? The answer is Jonathan in 1 Samuel 14:24-27. A big thanks to Greta for pointing out that I put the answer where the book of the Bible should have been but even more so that she wanted the book, chapter and verse so she could read it! This week's question: Why is it true to say that the oldest man in the Bible died before his father? Genesis 5, email me your answer, p.m.ann228@hotmail.com by Wednesday.

Each week I am amazed at how easily I lose myself in reading the books of the Bible while searching for the question of the week. This has been a learning experience for me, one that I have enjoyed very much.

Until next week: Jude 17 But, dear friends, remember what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ foretold. 18 They said to you, "In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires." 19 These are the men who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the spirit.

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.

Christian Women's Club of Terre Haute

The Christian Women's club invites you to a "June Daze" luncheon on Tuesday, June 21, starting at 11 a.m. Tickets are $3, with luncheon on your own.

Special feature is Brady Reese, Brazil. Music will be provided by Travis Terrel, Brazil, and the speaker will be Connie Beard, Bloomington, Ill.

Reservations are needed by Friday, June 17. Call Doris at 812-466-5637.

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Ken Thomas opened services with a warm good morning and lead in a prayer of praise. And a thanks for this fine day that our people could come out and enjoy this hour. He then turned the service over to Peg Parksey whom led the congregational singing.

The song "A shelter in the time of storm," is fitting and one which we can be thankful for as "he" is our shelter.

We think of those people lost in the recent storms, known only to God, and praise him for his mercies. Brother Thomas then called for the tithes and offeringss, leading in the doxology.

He then recognized our graduates from high school and Rose Miller, graduating from Ivy Tech. Brother Thomas called on Carol Vanatti for the special number, "In my daughter's eyes," dedicated to her graduating daughter, Mindy.

Pastor Thomas started his message staring today we remember all those who have served their country and the many whom have given up their life in service. America takes time to decorate the many graves of not only our servicemen and women, but our loved ones whom we hold dear in our hearts.

It's altogether fitting that we pay our respect to our war dead, and not nearly enough that these service people shall not have died in vain, that our government "of the people, by the people and for the people," shall not perish. It is fitting on this day that we also thank the American Legion and the veterans of Foreign Wars, that they arrange for small American flags to be placed on the graves of all our fallen in Clay County.

I am thankful to those that gave their life for me, how much more thankful I am for Jesus Christ whom died fo also for me and all those Christians whom he called home that I could worship our Lord and Savior and live free. We often "screw up," but keep on going. In the relay of life, if you drop the ball, God will help by picking it up but you keep on going, with his help you continue the play. You may get help from the others on the team, and everyone carrries on, that's life with Christ. Let us never forget and keep him in our heart.

Pastor Ken Thomas invites everyone to visit Community Missionary Church at 21 W. Pinckley St. Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m. and Evening Services at 6 p.m.

We have ample parking and air conditioning and we welcome all.

Peniel United Methodist Church

The saying is "June is busting out all over" and after last night's banquet honoring the men, there may be some in need of letting out their belts! Father's Day is a couple weeks away, but you lucky dads get two special meals! We are thankful that most of Clay County has been spared the destruction of some of those horrific storms. Let's keep those in other parts of Indiana plus Alabama, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, etc in our prayers. It will be many months and for some years before their lives will be back to normal.

Communion will be served during Church Services for those who wish to partake.

Pastor Pippins message is "The Ascension of Our Lord!" and for the Children's Moment - "All Seeing".

The scripture for this Sunday is Acts 1: 1-11

Canned fruits and vegetables are on the list for needed items at the Food Pantry.

Keep June 16th open for the Co-Workers/Fidelis Class Meeting at 6 p.m.

Everyone is invited to attend the services at Peniel. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. with Church Services following at 10:45.

We are located on Kennedy Crossing Rd. Brazil, In.

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

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