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CHURCH NEWS

Friday, July 15, 2011

Union United Methodist Church

During the Clay County Fair, Union United Methodist Church will be having a Beef Manhattan dinner on Saturday, July 16, from 4-8 p.m. at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds.

Church of the Living Christ

The Church of the Living Christ is sponsoring a gospel sing on July 16, from noon-4 p.m., at the Forest Park Band Shell.

All singers or groups are welcome. Come join us for a day of praising the Lord and fellowship.

For more information, call Jean Brown 812-652-4773.

Rock Run Church

Rock Run Church is hosting their 2nd Annual Old Time Carnival at Forest Park, in the Cow Palace, on July 23, 2011, from 6-8 p.m.

The carnival is FREE to the community. There will be Old Time Carnival games with prizes given, a cake walk, and a dunking booth. We will be serving hot-dogs, chips, popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones and drinks.

Entertainment will be provided by Thom and Carla Eversole, Terre Haute. There will also be other Gospel music sang by members of the church. So come on out and join us for a night of family fun.

Bee Ridge Church

Here are some upcoming events at Bee Ridge:

July 23, "Super Saturday" Vacation Bible School from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. All children are welcome.

Aug. 20, The Annual Ice Cream Social, watch for details soon.

And Every Sunday our Great Worship Service ...

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.

First Baptist Church

Welcome to the services of worship and ministry at First Baptist Church on South Walnut. This Sunday our Sunday School begins at 9:30. There are classes for all ages. It is a wonderful time for learning and sharing in God's Word.

Morning worship begins at 10:30 with Pastor Mark Thompson. A nursery is available. Following prayer and praise, the children are dismissed for KidMo, an interactive worship service especially designed for them.

Sunday evening begins with worship at 6 p.m. followed by choir practice and Youth.

Tuesday evening at 7:30 the Teen Girls' Bible Study meets with Stacey Thompson.

Mid-Week Bible Study meets at 12:15 in the Fellowship Room. This week is the "Trial of Jesus" with scriptures from all four of the Gospels. You can start with us at any Wednesday.

ROCK alternative worship service is Thursday beginning at 7 p.m. There is also a nursery and KidMo available for the children. This service is not a repeat of Sunday, but a new time of learning and worship. Jason Wendell is guitarist and Pastor Mark will bring the message.

Plan now to stay for our 5th Sunday Mission Dinner. We will be serving a picnic style meal of BBQ pulled pork, baked beans, potato salad and desserts.

If you have any questions about our services call 448-8112.

Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church

Good Morning from 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

Childrens Church (ages through 3rd grade)

This week's childrens church teachers will be Becky Proffitt and Mandi Eldridge.

Tuesday at 2 p.m. Ladies Nursing Home Ministries at Cloverleaf

Wednesday there is no midweek service--church camp.

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

The message for this week is "Four Aspects Christ Likeness" Matthew 5:13-16 You are the salt of the earth ... You are the light of the world ... Let your light shine ...

LOOKING AHEAD

JeKeNSa church camp will be taking place next week. If you have some spare time you might stop by the church camp and see if there is anything you can do to help.

Take your aluminum cans to Wallace Disposal and tell them to credit the Benwood Mt. Lebanon account. They will send a check to the church that will be used for various mission projects.

Last week's question was a fill in: Elijah called _from God to kill 102 men. The answer is FIRE

2 Kings 1:9-12 This week's question is a fill in: "I _ pray that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment: The answer is in Philemon . Email me your answer, pmann228@hotmail.com by Wednesday.

Have you been blessed this week? Did you help someone else find the love of God? Did you pray for others? Send me the story of your blessings, your testimonies, your prayers..no names just your stories. Let's inspire others!

Have a wonderful and blessed week!

Mark 16:15 He said to them " Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.

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.

Peniel United Methodist Church

Everyone is invited to join several United Methodist Churches in the Clay County area at the Clay County Fairgrounds this Sunday, July 17 at 10 a.m. Pastor Pippin will provide the message "The Living Christ." Because of this special event, there will be no Sunday School or Church Services at the Peniel Church. After Church Services, enjoy all the Fair activities and exhibits. It is always interesting to see the accomplishments of so many young people. It's a great family time and I'll bet you can find a good Sunday dinner there also!

The Church Bell Ensemble will hold their practice at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20.

This Thursday, July 21 will be the "Birthday Party" at 6 p.m. Tables will be set for each month so all can be honored and of course, there will be great food! Bring your favorite dish. A good time for everyone!

Stores are starting to have sales on school supplies. Now is a good time to buy the items you want to donate at the Church for youngsters in Clay County.

A big than you to all those who donated their time, corn bread, drinks etc to the Town and Country Methodist Men. They had a very successful booth during the 4th Celebration at the park. The monies will be used for good causes in the area.

Don't forget the Food Pantry - items needed for this week are boxed meals and canned meats.

Peniel United is located at Kennedy Crossing Rd., Brazil.

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

Carbon United Methodist Church

Isn't it great these days when your family can all get together...even for a short while. Back in the old days, everyone grew up in one small neighborhood, married someone from that neighborhood, and lived their entire lives in that same neighborhood.

Today, with the world shrinking, our children grow up and move out on their own way far away. They marry someone from way far away (can't complain because I started it in our family) and they settle way far away.

My three boys all went in diverse directions and it is difficult to get them all together especially since their kids are growing up and fledging the nest. But we did it last weekend! All of the kids, the grandkids, and the great-grandkids were together for the weekend...well, all but three who were simply too far away. When they are all determined to get there for our get-together, it makes you really appreciate the determination and love that made them want to come so badly. It makes me proud and humble. Thank you, Kids, for your love!

We were to have a meeting with our Assistant District Superintendent this past Thursday but it did not work out. We are planning to meet this coming Thursday, July 21, instead. This is a very important meeting and we need everyone in the church to be there ... and I mean everyone! Put it on your calendar now!

Don't forget, too, that tomorrow we will be having a joint worship service in at the 4-H Fairground with a number of other churches. It has been said that it starts at 9 a.m. and then 10 a.m. I really can't tell you which, so be there at 9 a.m. with lawn chairs and a worshipful spirit. Perhaps there will be a notice in the paper that tells us the right time. Look for it.

It is just about a week and a half until Vacation Bible School starts. I think we are about ready but there are always many, many last minute details that need to be worked out. We will be using Concordia "Big Jungle Adventure" and it will be in partnership with the Carbon Church of the Nazarene.

They will take all the preschool children over to their church while we keep all the others at our church. There will be Bible stories about Baby Moses, Moses leading the Israelites out of Egypt, Peter and John finding the empty tomb, Christ's Sermon on the Mount, and Heaven itself. There will be jivey songs and interactive activities. There will also be games and crafts and refreshments. It will be a jam-packed 2 1/2 hours of fun time learning, so plan on seeing that your children attend. It will be August 1-5 from 6:15- 8:30 p.m. Come with your kids; you will have fun too.

Center Point United Methodist Church

Greetings from the country of Haiti!! It is Friday morning and we are getting ready to start the third and last day of vacation Bible school here at New Jerusalem Baptist Church. Wednesday, our first day we had approx. 500 children----what a blessing! Yesterday, Thursday, we had approx. 720 children. Today we are expecting the church capacity of 1000 children.

God is working in Haiti. Not only in the people here, but in the members of this mission team. We have been truly touched. We thank you for your prayers and ask that you continue to pray for us and the people of Haiti.

We will be leaving Haiti Tuesday the 19th and arriving in Indianapolis on the evening of the 20th. We will be anxious to share all we have experienced. Keep an eye on the Times for that information. God bless you all.

Way of the Cross Assembly of God Church

The 7th annual Kay Starr Jonah Fish Fry on July 30, 2011, from 4-8 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, on SR 59, Brazil.

Cost of the tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children under 12.

On the menu is fish, baked beans, green beans, slaw and applesauce. Desserts will be available.

Ashboro United Methodist Church

The Ashboro United Methodist Church annual Ice Cream Social will be Saturday, July 30, starting at 5 p.m.

Barbecue, hot dogs, nachos and cheese, pies and cakes will be available, along with live entertainment. Come and join the fellowship.

Otter Creek Christian Church

We want to invite you to our church at 6299 N. Crow Street, Brazil, In. Our services are as follows:

Tuesday 10 a.m. Ladies Bible Study at 12660 E. Grotto Rd. (Left at road back of Northview)

Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Bible Study (age appropriate classes)

Sunday at 10:40 a.m. Worship Service

There is usually someone at church by 9:15 a.m. each week if you need prayer or directions to our location the number is 812-446-5300. To reach our Pastor you may call after 4 p.m. weeknights at 812-249-3309 or 812-446-4007. Get the machine, please leave a message and we'll return your call as soon as possible. Call 812-443-6007 and she'll take message or try to help you.

As we watch and listen to the news it seems disaster is all around us and we look to mankind to take care of the problems. Most, of what has happened within our lifetime, are a direct result of the misuse of our precious surroundings and the wonderful things God has allowed us to accomplish. We then think "we're self made men and women" hang on who do you think made you so intricately? As I look at the life I have today, there is no way I could have produced it on my own.

Psalm 108:12-13 says "Give us help from trouble: for VAIN IS THE HELP OF MAN. V13 Through God we shall do valiantly; for it is he that shall tread down

our enemies."

Always remember to give God the glory both in Good and Bad situations. Romans 8:28 says "Knowing this the all things work together for good to who love the Lord and are called according to His Purpose."

Hope to see you at our next meeting or if you have a church home please support your Pastor and for Sunday dinner please don't have "Roast Preacher". If you have a problem in your church, the Bible has guidelines as to how to solve it, USE THEM.

Prayer is needed for our world as we know it and as God wants it to be. Every week I ask you to pray for others, sometimes we need to pray for insight as to what we would be able to do to change a situation. Continue to Pray without ceasing.

May God be with you during the coming week.

Carbon Baptist Church

Hello from Carbon Baptist Church. Our Ladies Ministry will be in Tuesday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the fellowship hall at the church. All ladies are welcome to attend.

The Clay County 4-H fair starts this week. Several from our church will be participating. Please come out and give them support and wish them all well.

Our church campers will be leaving on Sunday, July 24, from the church and returning on Friday, July 29. Please keep all those involved in your prayers.

Have a great week.

Community Missionary

Pastor Ken  Thomas opened with greetings and a very warm welcome. He then led in an opening prayer of praise and thanks to the Lord for all his goodness and mercies. He then turned the service over to Peg Parksey whom led the congregational singing.

The one song, "Such Love," brings to mind the ladies and their love to gather together back to school supplies. Supplies including pencils school notebooks, crayons, erasers that they are putting together during July for needy children, to be delivered in August. Ladies are the driving force for our menfolk to help get the job done. "Sisters in Spirit" ask for any quantity that will help.

Sandra Jenkins sang the special number, "There he is." It was well received.

Brother Thomas opened his service telling us that God uses people to influence people. God does not like sorcerers. Exodus 22:18 "Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live." God denounces sorcery and witches through scripture.

Numbers 31:16 talks about the children of Israel and Balaam.

You've got to make your heart right with God. If you come forward to receive the Lord in you heart just to help your standing in the community or to increase your social position. That's not what it's all about. You've go to make your heart right with God. It's through prayer that can change you.

Sorcery is done to influence others. Remember Moses and Aaron when God had them to throw down their rod and it turned into snakes. Pharaoh's mighty sorcerers cast down two rods which also turned into snakes and they were devoured by Moses and Aaron's snakes

The Bible tells us to test the spirits to see if they are of God. Miracles happen today and they can help us believe but they are dangerous. Satan can imitate God's miracles and could lead us astray.

John 6:30 "They said therefore unto him, What sign shewest thou then, that we may see, and believe thee? what dost thou work?"

Yes, even his disciples ask Jesus these questions. What more do we need. Some people say, If I could just see a miracle. I'd believe. What more. Jesus' birth, his life, his death, his resurrection. The miracle is when a person comes foward for God, and is whole heartedly changed.

Some of our lawmakers are presenting laws that go against God's laws, as to what we should do.

"Judge not that ye be judged." We are to judge whats right and whats wrong. We need to see things of God, shun them.

Our church, Community Missionary, 21 W. Pinckley St., Brazil, invites young and old, saints and sinners, to visit us. We have lots of parking space.

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

Christian Women's Club of Terre Haute

The Christian Women's Club of Terre Haute invite you to "Dreams Can Come True" luncheon on Tuesday, July 19, at the MCL Meeting Room.

Luncheon is on your own at 11 a.m. Tickets are $3.

Special feature is Charles Girton, Brazil. Music is by Kevin Levellie, Nevins, Ill., and the speaker is Sandra Barton, Fairmont WV.

For reservations, call Joy at 812-235-4361 in Terre Haute.



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