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Church News

Friday, July 29, 2011

Bee Ridge Church

Here are some upcoming events at Bee Ridge:

Saturday, Aug. 20, The Annual Ice Cream Social... 4-7 p.m... Along with homemade ice cream, hot dogs, barbecue sandwiches, chips, all kinds of pie and cake there will be musical entertainment, children's games, door prizes and great fellowship.

Saturday, Sept. 10, the Third 9-11 Memorial Dinner and Service. It will be held at the Cow Palace at Forest Park in Brazil. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. with a Memorial Service beginning at 6 p.m. Be looking for more details in the coming weeks.

And every Sunday our Great Worship Service.

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.

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 0 through 3rd grade)

This week's childrens church teachers will be Brad, Kim, and Connor Hapenny

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

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


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: Ships were made from _fir_wood with masts of _cedar_. Ezekiel 27:5 This week's question is another fill in:The two disciples sent to prepare the Last Supper were told to follow a man carrying a_Mark 14 provides the answer!

During this EXCESSIVE heat please remember your elderly and disabled neighbors. Check on them often and see if you may be able to run short errands or provide other assistance.

July 31 Sunday night fellowship--singing and home made ice cream, make sure and sign up!

EFFECTIVE July 17 We have a "Director of Youth Ministries" at the church, we all know and love her -- Caitlynn McKinney.

This week instead of my normal verse, I want to repeat something that Mike asked us last Sunday: If you had to choose five words to describe yourself, would integrity be one of them?

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

Eastside Christian Church

Today is Angel Food delivery day, so don't forget to pick up your order.

Have you noticed the church is getting a new look? Praise God for this.

We want to thank Lyle Monnett for filling in for Pastor Bill last Sunday. Charlie has also been filling in, and we want to thank him also.

We want to pray for those who have had some procedures done, lost loved ones, or any other difficulties. We believe in the power of prayer.

The heat is still with us, so a good place to keep cool is to come be with us in our worship service tomorrow morning. We look forward to seeing you.

Carbon United Methodist Church

Vacation Bible School will start this Monday! It will be a joint undertaking with our church and the Carbon Church of the Nazarene. The Nazarene's will gather all the pre-schoolers up and take them over to their church (just behind ours) for their own age-appropriate program. We are very fortunate to have this arrangement with them for Diane Carr from their church works full-time for a large day-care center in Terre Haute and is very experienced with children of this age. Also, their church has rooms with doors so that the pre-schoolers are more easily "contained." Our church only has the sanctuary and the basement with no doors or separately defined area for the pre-schoolers.

This year, we will be using Concordia's "Big Jungle Adventure -- A Faith Journey with Jesus." I am very excited about this program. It is well-written and quite workable for our small church. The lessons are about Moses Saved As A Baby, Moses Escaping From The Egyptians, The Sermon On The Mount, Jesus Rising From The Tomb and Our Heavenly Home. The stories will be told around a "campfire" as they would have been in olden times. There are activities that demonstrate the points we are trying to present. There will be games, crafts, refreshments and really upbeat songs. It will be a busy, busy two and a half hours.

Bring your children Monday. It starts at 6:15 p.m. and is over at 8:30. Come with your kids and enjoy the evening with us. There will be a program Friday evening at 7:30 for you to see all the things your child has been doing all week. Let's make this a great time for your kids.

Our Sunday worship begins at 10:30 a.m. We would love to see you and your kids at church then.

First Baptist Church

Welcome to the times of worship, Bible study and fellowship at First Baptist Church on South Walnut Street.

You are all invited to begin Sunday with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. You will be welcomed at the door and directed to a classroom. If no one is there, you will find them in the fellowship room with coffee and conversations. The youth and adults use Lifeway curriculum or may choose their own material.

Worship begins at 10:30. There is an elevator to take you to the sanctuary. An adult staffed nursery is provided and the elementary age children are invited to KidMo interactive children's worship, following opening.

The Missions Committee will be hosting the fifth Sunday Mission Dinner following the morning service. The lunch is a picnic menu of BBQ pulled pork or hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans and desserts. The freewill offerings will go toward the American Baptist World Mission Offering.

The Youth, under the direction of Stephanie Plummer and the adult Youth Ministry Team, will be conducting Youth Mission Week as an outreach to the local neighborhood and community. Church adults are invited to assist with this ministry.

Wednesday at 12:15 p.m., the Mid-Week Bible Study will be discussing the crucifixion of Christ. We meet in the cool fellowship room and you are invited.

There will be an Ice Cream Social for the neighborhood and family of First Baptist Thursday evening. This is hosted by the Hospitality Committee and Youth. The ROCK alternative worship service will follow at 7 p.m. There is a nursery and Kidmo for the young families with children.

Save Aug. 14 for the Sunday School Picnic which is always enjoyed at Forest Park.

You may contact the church at 448-8112.

Peniel United Methodist Church

Kennedy Crossing Rd., Brazil, Ind.

We are still in the heat of summer, but aren't we fortunate to have an air conditioned church to attend. Hopefully the new heat pump and air conditioner will help with that utility bill also. We do pray for our soldiers who are over there where the temperature in the summer is always this hot. Plus they have all that heavy gear and uniforms while keeping a wary eye for bombs in the sand and grit!

Last Sunday a Memorial Service was held for Delores Escott and Kim Taylor. Jeff Colvin played the trumpet along with organist, Tom Price and pianist, Dolores Swearingen while the choir sang two memorable songs. We are so fortunate to have such talent and it was beautifully done. Dean Swearingen and Matha Nicosia shared memories of both Delores and Kim. They will be missed.

This Sunday's scripture is St. Matthew 14:13-21.

Pastor Pippin's message will be "You Feed Them!"

School will be starting before you know it. It's not too early to buy those school supplies that the church will be donating to children in Clay County. This is a very worthwhile project.

Personal items are on the list needed by the Food Pantry in Brazil.

Sunday School begins at 9:45 with Church Services following at 10:45.

For more information contact Pastor Pippin at 443-8489.

Otter Creek Christian Church

Let your conscience be your guide. This bit of folk wisdom seems to make sense since our conscience is designed to help us discern right from wrong. However, people cannot always trust their internal radar to steer them correctly; this is the case particularly with unbelievers, who don't have the Holy Spirit to reveal truth and offer guidance for wise decisions. And while Christians do have God's indwelling Spirit, they should be careful not to harbor sin in their lives, as that can interfere with the way their morality sensor functions.

A trustworthy conscience is programmed with scriptural teaching. Believers build a stable and sensitive spiritual radar system by applying God's truth to their lives. They are committed to thinking and acting in ways that honor and please the Lord. Then, when sinful thoughts or choices come across that radar, it will deliver a sharp warning.

A person with a reliable conscience will have a strong desire to obey God. He won't settle for what feels right or looks good, but instead prayerfully seeks the Lord's will. In other words, he does not rely solely on his conscience but incorporates all of the Holy Spirit's tools into his daily life: Scripture, prayer, etc. Moreover, when his spiritual radar sounds the alarm, he is quick to draw back and reject unwise choices.

A conscience isn't designed to be our guide; it is a tool of the Guide. The Holy Spirit not only convicts us of sin, but He also brings to mind godly principles and leads us on a righteous path. He uses a variety of tools to conform us to the likeness of Christ (Rom. 8:29).

We here at the Otter Creek Christian Church invite you and your family to worship with us at our little country church that has a big heart for God, and by the way we still use hymnals. The music is wonderful and will lead you into spirit of worship and will prepare your heart for the receiving of the Word of God. Our services times are as follows: Sunday study at 9:30 a.m. (age appropriate classes) and our Worship service starts at 10:40 a.m. We have a Ladies Bible study on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at the home of Mary Lou Farris.

You may call the church at 446-5300, leave a message and someone will get back with you. If you need Pastor Steve you may call 446-4007, or after 4 p.m. call 812-249-3306. If you are in the need of prayer, and everbody is, please call us and we will pray with you.

Please remember to pray for our military men and women and their families. Our country's leaders, they need pray more than ever now, and also pray for our pastors that serve in our local churches. Until we meet again either by this article or in person, may God bless and keep you safe.

Center Point United Methodist Church

"I hope that everyone shows SOME self-control at the WORLD FAMOUS Ice Cream Social on Saturday and isn't too stuffed to enjoy a great day of Worship on Sunday!" This is what Pastor Bob Kumpf quipped about our sister church's event this evening. Come just north of 46 on highway 59 to Ashboro's homemade ice cream!! You will be glad you did. You can be sure Pastor Bob will be there trying to exercise his share of self-control.

Bob went on to say, "This week we will look at Paul's letter to the Romans. The message is titled 'A Heart for Others' and is taken from Chapter 9, verses 1-5. We all know the transformation that took place in the life of Saul of Tarsus after his Damascus Road experience. With Christ in his heart, Saul (now known as Paul) followed the leading of the Holy Spirit and traded in his goals to better himself for the task of living his life that others might know the promise of salvation through Jesus Christ. Our scripture tells us that he was willing to give up everything, even his own salvation, that others might know the truth and find eternal peace. Paul made it his passion to love others in the name of Christ. He lived his testimony as a witness of God's mercy and grace. Paul had a heart for others."

I don't know about you, but I would not be willing to give up my salvation to save someone else. Anything else would be easier than that. I read that passage and that is what Paul said. Now that, brothers and sisters, is having a heart for others! But, God does not call us to give up our salvation for others. Does He? We have many ways of caring for our fellow humans. Many ways of sharing Jesus Christ with them. Don't neglect your Sunday worship. Be in the house of the Lord tomorrow and every Sunday. Be blessed and be a blessing!

Wild Horse Ministries

Hope Reins would like to invite the community to join them for a horse training demonstration by Wild Horse Ministries on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 6 p.m., at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds horse arena.

Wild Horse Ministries uses a hands-on approach to relate horse training with God, based on trust, faith, obedience and love. Paul Daily, co-founder of Wild Horse Ministries, will work with a 3 year-old halter broke filly that has never been ridden as he shares about the "round pen of life."

There is no charge for this event, but donations will be accepted in support of Wild Horse Ministries. People are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs for up-close seating. Concessions will be available for purchase from Hope Reins. For more information, call 812-878-5475.

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.

Friendly Benwood Community Christian Campground

Friendly Benwood Community Christian Campground will be having a Country Rhodes All You Can Eat Fish Fry, on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, from 4-7 p.m.

Tickets are adults $8.50, and children under 12 $5.50. The menu will consist of Walleye, Catfish, Popcorn Shrimp, Chicken Strips, four side dishes and drink. Dessert extra.

Friendly Benwood Camp is located at 525 E. 1200 N., Brazil. The dinner is in the air-conditioned dining hall.

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Ken Thomas opened services with greetings and led in praise and prayer. He led the song service for the congregation singing, then introduced Debbie Megenhardt whom sang our special number, "In Christ Alone, I place my trust in every victory, Let it be said of me, my source of strength is Christ alone." This song has the greatest meaning for a person to know God.

Bro. Thomas received tithes and offerings, then led the doxology and offered up prayer for the shut-ins, spoken and unspoken, sick in the hospital, and our military in harms way.

He opened his sermon with, "In this day and age, people better be waking up. They best start seeing whom God really is. He is still that same God that we've talked about from the beginning! God chose you for his work, as he chose Abram, "I will make you name great and make you a blessing. Follow me and I will bless you." That doesn't mean everything is going to be wonderful, but God calls us to follow him. If you are around God's people, you'll receive a blessing. God so blessed Abram and changed his name to Abraham, meaning "father of many."

Some folks might say that somethings God wants me to do seems almost impossible. Others think they can't and just give up without trying. The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob ... if he is not your God, best stop and take note. God promised Isaac and Sarah a child, both whom were well into old age, but Sarah bore a child. Isaac was strong and patient , but under stress, he would fib a little. He was a man of God, but like us, he was human and had his weakness. There was one whom went through life and never lied, cheated, stole or did anything wrong--that was Jesus. Sin can tangle a person up, like some of us when fishing. We get our line tangled and we must have patience to untangle and straighten everything out or just cut the line loose and start over.

When God called men it was for a reason and when he calls you it's for a reason also. Everyone has something special about them. Something that you possess may attract someone else whom might use you as an example. Do you trust yourself more than you trust God? You can reach others for God; don't give up and don't give in. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob can be your God today, trust him and allow God to be your God today.

Bro. Thomas and Beverly invite you to visit us at Community Missionary Church, 21 W. Pinckley St., Brazil.

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

The ladies prayer group and Sisters in Spirit have been collecting school supplies for children and are a blessing to the church.

Brazil Mt. Calvary United Methodist

Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m.; 10:30 Worship, with Children's church.

For more information, call Pastor Laura Smith, blessedlsmith@aol.com or 812-894-2974.

We are located at 250 West and 200 N. (Center Point Rd.)

Come and worship the Lord at the church that feels like coming home.

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