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Friday, June 10, 2011

Brazil Church of the Nazarene

Vacation Bible School will take place June 20-24, at the church, 1002 E. National Ave., Brazil.

The theme for this year's VBS is "Mega Sports Camp."

An emphasis will be placed on softball, basketball, soccer and cheerleading.

Registration has been scheduled for 6:15 p.m., June 20. The camp will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m., each evening.

For more information, call 446-0371.

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Ken Thomas opened services with "good morning" and welcome to Community Missionary.

A prayer of praise and thanks be to the Lord. He then led the congregational singing with two old favorites: "Wonderful Saviour," and "My Wonderful Lord." I'm reminded of the first words, "I have found a deep peace that I had never known, and a joy this world could not afford."

Words that have a very thoughtful insight.

"All the tales I have," come from the Lord.

Brother Thomas brings this out every Sunday in his messages. We just have to let the Lord have his way in our lives.

Brother Thomas asked for tithes and offerings at this time. Sandra Jenkins sang the special number, "The Blood Is Still There," which was interesting and enjoyed by the congregation. The song tells of a little boy wondering if the blood is still on the door as it was raining and a storm was in progress and he was fearful the rain may wash the blood away.

Pastor Thomas preaches that as long as we as humans are on this earth, we'll many times try to get away from God -- but you can't get away and there are consequences. When the children of God were in the wilderness, "He" dealt with their sins. We are in the wilderness today. Are things like it was back then? Are the people today like back then -- yes and yes.

Many times, we act like spoiled brats. Face up to it. Let's look at it like it is. God created this world and when greed, lust, temptation is present, God allows Satan to tempt us. God refines us, and we learn from experience and redemption, to depend on Christ more and more.

Luke 17:3 tells us things that cause us to sin ... watch yourselves. Temptation is going to come as long as you are alive "You" are in the wilderness.

God says to not worry about tomorrow. Excuses for sin. It's the other person's fault. Everybody is doing it. It was just a mistake. Nobody is perfect. I didn't know it was wrong. I don't want to accept responsibility. Do you know if something is right and you didn't do it, then that's a sin too?

Don't judge and don't deceive. If you travel with people who are a bad influence, you'll be just like them. Think how one bad potato will affect the bag of potatoes if allowed to stay in the bag over a period of time.

As Christians, we have been too tolerant. We have to start facing up to the fact and call a duck "a duck."

Everyone sins and continues to sin. Trust God and ask for forgiveness and strive to live a better life.

Community Missionary Church is at 21 W. Pinckley St., Brazil, and invites one and all to services.

Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m., Morning worship is at 10:30 a.m., and evening at 6 p.m.

Bee Ridge Church

Look what's happening 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 permitting, 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. Love those fish fry's.

June 19 -- Father's Day.

Note Date Change (July 23) -- "Super Saturday" Vacation Bible School from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. All children are welcome. Originally scheduled for June 25. Date is now July 23.

Bee Ridge Church is located one-and-a-half miles north on Kennedy's 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 he can be reached at 812-241-3036 or e-mail at jeffbwater@yahoo.com.

Hope to see you this Sunday.

Center Point United

Methodist Church

Congratulations are in order for our pastor, Bob Kumpf.

Bob will be honored with ordination ceremonies today at the annual conference of the Indiana United Methodist Churches. He has studied and served for quite some time in order to get to this point. Way to go, Pastor Bob.

Bob reminds us that tomorrow is Pentecost Sunday. His message is from Acts 4: 31-33, and is titled, "The Church is on Fire."

Here's what Bob had to say about his message: "Christ is alive and works through individuals and congregations that call upon the power of the Holy Spirit. The focus of the message is on an attitude of claiming the power and allowing the Spirit to work. The power of the Holy Spirit is found in living a life that shouts to the world, 'Christ is Alive!' When we step up to 'Name It and Claim It,' our lives and the church are blessed, people are filled with the power, the peace and hope of God's promise."

One way the Holy Spirit works through congregations is by way of vacation Bible schools. You have probably noticed several already in the area. Center Point's VBS will take place June 20-24, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., each evening. Be sure to spread the word.

Join us as we share Jesus, at Sunday School, Worship Services and during VBS.

First Baptist Church

Welcome to the services of First Baptist Church, on South Walnut Street.

This will be an especially busy week with Vacation Bible School.

Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m., with classes for all ages. A deacon will be at the door to greet you and provide assistance. There is always coffee and beverages with fellowship before classes begin. The deacons will meet for prayer before morning worship, which begins at 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Mark Thompson.

There is an adult-staffed nursery available. Children kindergarten-fifth-grade are dismissed following prayer and praise for KidMo children's church if they wish to attend.

There will be a mission dinner following service. This freewill offering will be to support the American For Christ Offering being collected during June. Our church's goal is $1,000. The menu is homemade Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, gravy and green beans. We are asking volunteers to bring a salad or dessert.

June is also the month our church is asked to collect paper goods and food items for the Edna Martin Christian Center in Indianapolis. Edna Martin C.C. is supported by the America For Christ Offering.

Where will you see pineapples, palm trees and pink flamingos? Beach Blast Vacation Bible School is the place. Vacation Bible School begins this week on Monday at 5:45 p.m. There will be music, Bible lessons, crafts, games and a light supper (6:15 p.m.). Dismissal will be at 8 p.m. We have a large group of youth and adults excited and prepared to guide and instruct your children this week.

Call the church at 448-8112 for more information.

There will be mid-week Bible Study Wednesday at 12:15 p.m., continuing the life of Christ from the Gospels.

There will be no ROCK service Thursday because of VBS.

"The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace; whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies in order that in everything God may be glorified, through Jesus Christ." (1 Peter 4:7-11).

Harmony United

Methodist Church

Today marks the culmination of a lot of hard work and perseverance.

This Saturday, June 11, Pastor Bob Kumpf, the past at Center Point and Ashboro United Methodist churches, will receive his Ordination in the United Methodist Church.

We wish to extend our congratulations to Pastor Bob for a job well done.

Sunday, June 12, the Harmony and Lena congregations will host an open house for Pastor Bob at the Harmony Fellowship Hall from 5-7 p.m., and wish to extend an invitation to those that would like to share this special time with Pastor Bob. Cards are welcome.

School is out and we begin to think about VBS (actually, we have been thinking about it for a while now). This year, we are teaming up with the Lena church for VBS. It will take place in Lena on Friday evening, June 17, for a one-day campfire VBS special. There will be stories, crafts and as always, lots of goodies to snack on. Plan on joining us for a good time at the Lena church, located just off Coal Bluff Road, one mile east of Harmony Road in Lena.

You can call the church at 448-2917 for further information.

This week's message comes from Acts 2:1-21, and is titled, "A Day to Remember."

Come join us for worship at 9 a.m., with Sunday school starting at 10:30. See you there.

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church

Pastor: Father Harold W. Rightor II

Father's E-mail: revhwr@juno.com

E-mail for the parish office may be sent to: annunciationchurch@msn.com

Website: http://mysite.verizon.net/resolhio/annun...

Phone Number: 448-1901

Mass Schedule: Saturday, 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, 8:30 a.m., 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, call the parish office.

The church is located at 19 N. Alabama St., Brazil. Handicapped parking is available in the parking lot between the church and the parish center and also on Alabama Street.

If you have any news of interest to the parish, 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 http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=grou....

Join us there to see what others are posting.

Today is the second Zach's Ride. The event is open to everyone even if you don't ride a motorcycle. The after ride party starts around 4:30 p.m., at the Gooseneck Brew, 561 E. National Ave., Brazil.

They are going to have food, music and prizes. This is a fundraising event for Multiple Sclerosis.

The parish council will meet this Tuesday.

The Knights of Columbus meet on Monday.

Doors open at 5:15 p.m. Speed games start at 6. Early Bird games at 6:30 and regular Bingo begins at 7.

We have a weekly jackpot cover all 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.

Eastside Christian Church

Vacation Bible School is in full swing at the writing of this article.

We are small in number, although we did double the number from Monday to Tuesday, the kids are having a great time.

If your child has never attended a VBS, they are really missing out on a great experience.

It is such a blessing to watch these kids get hyped up over learning about God and Jesus.

And their participation in the singing of the songs and doing the motions is really an enjoyment to watch.

The staff has done a great job.

The props were done mostly by Jayme and Taylor, which go along with the theme PANDAMANIA, and they did a great job with them.

The crafts also went along with the theme, and Jan in the kitchen kept the snacks with the theme.

A big thanks to all those who made this VBS a success.

Are you remembering to pray every day? If you can't do it at 10 a.m., we hope you are doing it sometime during the day. God does answer prayers.

If you are a golfer, the church is having a men and women golf scramble at Forest Park today at noon.

Next week is Angel Food ordering time again, so please keep this in mind.

Someone will be at the church Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 4:30-6 p.m., to take orders. Also, remember you can order online. Pickup day will be June 25.

Next Saturday afternoon, the church will be the scene of the wedding of Christin Sciotto and Austin Nicosin.

Mark your calendars for June 26. There will be a congregational meeting immediately following the morning worship service that day.

If you are not attending church anywhere else, we would like to invite you to be with us tomorrow. If you do not have God in your life, there is no better time than now to let Him in.

Carbon Baptist Church

Hello from Carbon Baptist Church.

Our Vacation Bible School will start June 12 and go until Friday, June 17. The closing program will be Friday at 6 p.m. The theme this year is "Big Jungle Adventure."

A carnival is being planned for Saturday, June 18, for all those who participated in VBS.

A canoe trip is planned for our junior and senior high kids on June 26.

They will go to Sugar Creek by Turkey Run State Park. A great time is planned by all.

We will be honoring our Sunday School teachers and helpers with a dinner following the service on June 26. Taking the time to show how much they are appreciated for all that they do.

Men's prayer breakfast will be June 18, at the church at 7 a.m.

All are welcome to come and enjoy the fellowship and a great meal.

We will be having a carnival at Carbon Park Saturday, June 18, from 2-4 p.m., for all the children and families in the town of Carbon.

We will soon celebrate the 4th of July and once again, Carbon Baptist Church will have a tenderloin booth at Forest Park.

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.

Brazil Bible Fellowship Church

Pastor Gordon has been continuing to preach through the book of Philippians.

Chapter 2 has been a great blessing as well as a challenge to live it out in our lives.

We have been reminded of the importance of our conduct because we are to reflect Christ to the world around us.

We know that we can because God is at work in us both to will and work of His good pleasure.

All youth in grades 6-12 are invited to attend youth group that meets this Sunday from 6-7:30 p.m., at the church. We are located directly across from the 4-H Fairgrounds on State Road 59.

Rather than have a regular Wednesday night Bible study, we are having a study on Tuesday night at 7. The study in on, "Know What You Believe," by Paul E. Little.

We would love to have you join us. You can contact Pastor Gordon at 240-3003 for more information.

Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church

Good morning from Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church.

We are located two miles north of United States 40 on Knightsville Road, or two miles east of State Road 59 on Rio Grande Road.

Church Phone Number: 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.

This week at Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church:


9:30 a.m. -- Sunday School for all ages

10:30 a.m. -- Morning Worship

(Children's Church, through third-grade -- This week's children's church teachers will be Becky Proffitt and Mandi Eldridge

6:15-8:30 p.m. -- Vacation Bible School


6:15-8:30 p.m. -- Vacation Bible School


6:15-8:30 p.m. -- Vacation Bible School


6:15-8:30 p.m. -- Vacation Bible School


6:15-8:30 p.m. -- Vacation Bible School

The message for this week is "Getting Ready for a Fight." (Ephesians 6:11). Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes.

Vacation Bible School starts this Sunday evening at 6:15. It will continue through Thursday night. 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 443-1924 or 446-0531.

Looking Ahead

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

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: Why is it true to say that the oldest man in the Bible died before his father? Genesis 5:24 Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away. If you read this Chapter 5, it explains it all. What a chapter.

Thank you to Maddy, resident of Cloverleaf, for submitting her answer. It is good to know that we are reaching people with this "study."

This week's question is a fill in: Paul said, "I am not ashamed of the ; for it is the power of God unto to every one that believeth.

The answer is in Romans.

E-mail me your answer at pmann228@hotmail.com by Wednesday.

Revelation 1:8: "I am the Alpha and the Omega," says the Lord God, "who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty."

During this very hot weather, please remember your elderly or disabled neighbors who may need assistance with small chores. Sometimes, the blessing of you giving receives the biggest blessing.

Seelyville United Methodist Church

Seelyville United Methodist Church is a Christian community of open hearts, open mind and open doors. We are located at United States 40 and 2nd St., Seelyville, one block east of the stoplight.

Please join us at 9:30 a.m., for worship this Pentecost Sunday, when, as a part of the Body of Christ, we are each given a critical role for the sake of God's kingdom.

A time of fellowship follows worship with Sunday School for all ages beginning at 10:45 a.m. Nursery care is provided beginning at 9:15.

Shake is Up Café Vacation Bible School will take place Monday, June 13, through Thursday, June 16, from 6-8:30 p.m.

For more information, visit www.seelyvilleumc.org, e-mail seelyvilleumc@frontier.com, or call 812-877-1868.

Carbon United Methodist Church

The big yard sale for the church was a great success last weekend. We want to thank everyone for donating so many really nice things for our sale. And we want to thank all the folks who stopped by to see what we had. It was great.

Twelve young adults, 12 children and three old folks (I won't name names) met last Saturday and planted "Ernie's Garden." It only took them about two hours.

They had little kids digging holes, other kids putting the plants in, and bigger kids coming along behind with jugs of water for the plants. It really went well. Now, all we have to do is keep it watered and keep the weeds out.

God sent us a wonderful rain Saturday evening that watered the garden just right. I think perhaps he commissioned Ernie to supervise that rain for us.

This coming Sunday will be Graduate's Day at church. We will be honoring three high school graduates associated with our church: Seth Batchelor, Tyler Cooksey and Curtis Grove.

Congratulations, guys. Graduation from high school is just the beginning of your life. Look to the future and make every minute of your life meaningful. You will be surprised how fast your life goes and how soon you will be old.

Make memories that you can look back on with honesty and pride. Your life is a book; you are starting a new chapter.

When you read the last page and close your book, make sure you can smile and say, "That was a great book. I'm ready for the sequel!"

Right after church, a number of us are going to go down to the Hilltop Restaurant for lunch to celebrate a combined Mother's/Father's Day. It will be fun. We are looking forward to it.

But church comes first. We will be at church to thank God for all His blessings. Just stop and realize how many blessings he has bestowed upon us even when we forget to ask.

Worship is at 10:30 a.m. Be there.

Peniel United Methodist Church

This Sunday's message delivered by Pastor Pippin is titled, "Birthday Stories."

Just think of all those special little parties you planned for your children, the cakes you created, all "the activity!" And later, the parties for our older relatives!

I have a feeling his message will have a much deeper meaning, but certainly gets you thinking.

The Children's Moment is "A Peanut!" That should certainly get a response from the young ones.

The day's scripture is "Acts 2: 1-21."

The Co-Workers/Fidelis Class meeting will be at 6 p.m., June 16. You can be sure there will be plenty of good food.

Laundry and dish detergents are on the list for the food pantry this week.

Donations are needed for so many during these tough economic times.

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

For more information, call Pastor Pippin at 443-8489.

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