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Church News

Friday, August 5, 2011

First Baptist Church

Welcome to the services of First Baptist Church on South Walnut Street. We are happy to see our members each Sunday and appreciate seeing those returning from vacations, but especially pleased with our newcomers who are worshiping with us.

Sunday School begins at 9:30 each Sunday. The teachers have prepared all week and look forward to your discussions. The coffee is always ready and the kids are not left out. They usually have snacks in their classrooms.

Communion Sunday is always a special service of remembrance and thanksgiving for the Lord's sacrifice for us. He who was perfect, died for those who were imperfect. He died willingly for those who would believe and live for Him.

There will be a special business meeting following the service, so we ask that members remain for this meeting.

Sunday evening service is at 6 p.m. followed by choir practice at 7 p.m.

Tuesday evening the teen girls are invited to Mrs. Stacey Thompson's at 7:30 for the Girls' Bible Study.

Wednesday Bible Study begins at 12:15 in the fellowship room.

Thursday at noon, the American Baptist Women gather for lunch and meeting. The items collected during June and July have been delivered to the Edna Martin Christian Center in Indianapolis.

The ROCK alternative worship service is at 7 p.m. Thursday. Pastor Mark will lead the service and Jason Wendell leads the music.

The Teen Youth Group meets Friday evening at 7 p.m. They have a full evening of study and fellowship.

Remember the Sunday School Picnic Carry-in at Forest Park next Sunday!

If you would like more information about First Baptist, please call 448-8112.

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Our Parish is located at 19 N Alabama Street with Father Harold Rightor presiding. Mass schedule: Saturday 6:30 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; Tuesday 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m. Parish office hours are Monday -- Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone: 812-448-1901 Email: annunciationchurch@msn.com

The hot, hot Indiana weather is upon us! For a great indoor activity, why not clean out your closets and cubby holes? The Lady Knights are having a yard sale on Aug. 13 and could use your donations! Your junk is surely some angel's treasure! Come join us on Saturday, August 13th from 8-noon between the Church & Parish Center. All proceeds will be placed in the Parish Center new floor fund. (No clothes or shoes, please)

Preschool enrollment is taking place right now. We still have a few spots left for both the 3 to 4- year-old class and the 4 to 5-year-old class. Our preschool is a wholesome fun-loving, learning environment. Call the Parish office for more details!

The next Parish Council meeting is Aug. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Parish Center. If you have any suggestions or concerns, please contact a council member. A list of members is on the front cover of the bulletin weekly.

Lee Ann Mann is our liaison to the Terre Haute Planning Team. Call Lee Ann with any questions or concerns at 812-243-0236. She will be more than happy to answer questions or listen to ideas.

An all Parish meeting is planned for Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Parish Center. Plan to attend. You may learn something. Or you may voice a concern that needs attention. Your opinion does matter; make your church a better church by getting involved!!

Renovations to the Rectory will begin on Aug. 8. These repairs were necessary after a plumbing break recently. The plumbing configuration throughout the Rectory will be replaced at this time. The old boiler heating system will be replaced since it was discovered that some pipes were beginning to leak. Floors and walls that must be torn up for the replacement of the plumbing configuration will be repaired and any other necessary repairs will be completed during this renovation.

The Terre Haute Deanery is again offering "Just Faith." This program empowers people of faith to develop a passion and thirst for justice. Questions about this program can be addressed to: director@thdeanery.org or 812-232-8400.

The Sisters of Providence will offer their Used Book Sale beginning Aug. 6-14, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Providence Center Conference Room. Get ready for winter by adding new reading material to your collection!

Planning to do some traveling? For Indiana Mass schedules: www.masstimes.org enter a town or zip code and instantly a list of available Masses will appear in that specific vicinity.

The Clay County Emergency Food Pantry is asking for donations to meet the demand of the ever increasing need of Clay County residents. The Food Pantry especially needs meat right now, but as always they can use any and all donations of any items, food, hygiene products and money. Give with your heart and don't forget to pray for those in need of food, clothing and shelter.

With the beginning of school right around the corner, why not give to another worthwhile cause? Serving on the Streets will have a donation canister in the back of Annunciation for school supplies. Put a smile on a child's face with your donation of pencils, paper, rulers, crayons, etc.... there's no better way to start school than by being well prepared. Remember, our children are our future!

Doors open at Kennedy Crossing for Bingo on Sunday at 5:15 p.m. Speed games start a 6 p.m., Early Bird games at 6:30 and regular bingo begins at 7. We have a weekly jackpot coverall worth $1,000 if you bingo on 55 numbers or less. Come join the fun!

As always, we pray for those on our Parish prayer list, those in nursing homes, in the service and anyone that is troubled in some manner. We pray for our vocations so that more men and women will answer the call to be leaders of the Catholic Church. We pray for mercy for our families and ourselves. And, we also pray for the gift of charity, compassion and understanding towards others.

We invite you to submit your experiences relating to faith and prayer in this column. Always welcome is news of upcoming events and Church projects. Email to: boilerfanburk@aim.com

Have a blessed week.

Center Point United Methodist Church

Once again it is time for our annual church picnic. Tomorrow we will gather at Steve and Patty Bedwell's house and enjoy food, fun and fellowship.

This is one of the many blessings we receive by being part of the family of God. Getting together with brothers and sisters in Christ is not only a time of enjoyment, but also a time of refreshing. A time of being lifted up. Of being encouraged.

We welcome you to join us for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow morning and worship services at 10:30. Then, you can follow us over to the picnic and join in the fun. Come dressed for the picnic. Picnic Sunday is always a casual dress affair. That way no one has to go home to change.

"This week's message is titled, 'Alone' and is taken from Matthew 14:22-33. This is the story of Jesus coming to the disciples on the lake in the middle of the storm. A story within the story is that of Peter stepping out of the boat to meet Jesus and then starting to sink. This is a story of faith and how easily it is to be distracted by the things around us. But the deeper message of this passage is grasping the true identity of Christ. It is about the faithfulness of God and the grace by which He never leaves us alone to battle any storm." These are Pastor Bob Kumpf's comments about tomorrow's message.

We hope you will join us, but if you don't we hope you will attend church somewhere. You don't want to miss being blessed, or the chance to be a blessing to others.

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 able for purchase from Hope Reins. For more information, call 812-878-5475.

Bee Ridge Church

Here are some upcoming events at Bee Ridge:

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

The 3rd Annual 9-11 Memorial Dinner and Service, will be Saturday, Sept. 10, 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. Guest speaker Rev. Al Dicer, formerly of Brazil Nazarene Church. Be looking for more details in the coming weeks.

Every Sunday we have a 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 a.m. Worship Service and Children's Church begins at 10:30.

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.

Eastside Christian Church

Next week will be Angel Food ordering time again, so keep this in mind. Someone will be at the church on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 4:30-6 p.m. to take orders.

We want to thank Jonathan Shrader for filling in for Pastor Bill last Sunday, and it was good to see him again. We want to welcome back Pastor and his family. We hope they had a relaxing and enjoyable vacation.

Mark Sept. 13 on your calendars. This will be the date for the Law Enforcement and Firemen luncheon. It will be held at the church at noon. Cornbread and beans will be served. The topic will be "Where were you on 911?" so be thinking about, and it will be discussed at the luncheon.

The last Sunday of August will be our family Sunday. We hope you will plan on being with us on that day and bringing members of your family with you. A meal will follow the service.

We want to extend prayers to those having difficulties, and especially to those who have lost loved ones.

Prayer is powerful.

If you are not attending church anywhere else, we want to extend an invitation to you to be with us tomorrow. We hope to see you soon.

Carbon United Methodist Church

The 54th annual homemade Ice Cream Social will be Friday, Aug. 12, from 4:30-7 p.m.

On the menu will be homemade ice cream, homemade barbecue sandwiches, homemade pimento cheese sandwiches, hot dogs and coney dogs, four different salads, cakes and pies, strawberries and shortcake with or without ice cream and drinks.

The church is located five miles north of Brazil on State Road 59 and one mile east in Carbon.

Everybody is welcome to come enjoy the good food and fellowship.

All food items individually priced.

Otter Creek Christian Church

Hello again from your friends at the little country church at Otter Creek. Isn't this time of year just beautiful. The leaves are starting to turn colors and the sense of fall is in the air. You can sure see God's awesome power at work. Our scripture for this week comes from Jeremiah 29:11-13 [For I know the thoughts that I think towards you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. 13. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.]

When we seek out God with all our heart, we will find Him and will build a close relationship with Him. That is what He is wanting from His children fellowship.

Special events at Otter Creek:

Aug. 20, a pitch-in dinner at 6 p.m.

Sept. 10, from 5-8 p.m., their will be a homemade ice cream social.

October 15, at 7 p.m. Beyond the Ashes, Southern Gospel group from Nashville Tenn. will be at the church to sing and give their testimony. A love offering will be taken for the group.

For info on any of these special events or on our regular services: Ladies Bible study on Tuesdays at 10 a.m., 12660 E. Grotto Road, Brazil. Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. for all ages, 10:40 a.m. for our worship service.

You can call 812-446-5300 church number, 812-446-4007 Pastor Steve's home, Sandy's Good Books and More 812-443-6007.

If you do not have a church home or just visiting the area, you are cordially invited to come and worship with at the Otter Creek Christian Church, 6299 N. Crow Street Street Brazil.

The little country church with a really big heart for God. Please remember to pray for our military men and women and their families. God bless you until we meet again.

Peniel United Methodist Church

August - already! We are thankful for the recent rains. You could almost see the flowers, grass and gardens smiling with every drop! Those Texans and surrounding area are in their worst drought in decades, yet some places are dealing with too much rain at a time. Schools are getting ready for the new year and many parents will be having a problem with the upcoming expenses. Every year our church tries to help out with the donations of school supplies. This is such a worthwhile project, let's keep on looking for those items on sale so we can help out the kids in the Clay County School system.

This being the first Sunday of the month, communion will be held for those wishing to partake.

The scripture reading is Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28.

Pastor Pippin's message for the children is "The Wind" and his sermon: "Dangerous Dreamers!"

Both the choir and Church Bell Ensemble held practices this week. We will be looking forward to hearing each.

Aug. 18 is the date for the next Co-Workers/Fidelis Class Meeting -- only 11 days away --time does fly!

Canned fruits and vegetables are on the needed list for the Food Pantry in Brazil.

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

For more information contact Pastor Pippin at 812-443-8489. We are located at Kennedy Crossing Rd., Brazil.

Brazil Nazarene Church

The Brazil Nazarene Church and the Bee Ridge Church will be sponsoring the Crist Family from Maynardville, Tenn., on Sunday, Aug. 21, at 6 p.m., at the Nazarene Church, 1002 East National Avenue.

Carbon Baptist Church

Hello from Carbon Baptist Church

A youth cook-out and water games will take place on Sunday, Aug. 14, at 5 p.m. at Matt and Morgan Mullenix's home.

Once again to help the S.O.S kids for school, we will be bringing in school supplies and backpacks for the new school year. If you would like to help, please bring them to the church and leave them in the foyer.

The men's prayer breakfast that is held on the third Saturday of each month has been canceled until further notice.

With school starting soon, let us keep all the children and people involved in our prayers.

Have a great week.

Our Sunday School hour begins at 9:30 a.m., Worship Service is at 10:30.

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Ken Thomas opened the service with greetings. Thanks to God for this day and calling Peg Parksey to lead the congregational singing. Brother Ken then led the congregation in prayer for the shut ins, sick in the hospital, spoken and unspoken and our military in harms way.

The special number in song was sung by Travis Terril, "Self Assurance." In order for God to lift you up, you must first come to God and allow him to lift you up. It's through God that you are the vessel he wants you to be.

Pastor Thomas has been building his sermons around the heart these past week, and citing men in the Bible whom had their hearts changed that God could work through them.

Joseph was one of those arrogant men. He had two dreams that he told his brothers which made them angry. Joseph was like a Christian that flaunted his faith. He should have kept his dreams to himself. There is a time and place when to speak to others without being haughty or bragging.

When Joseph told them and they both became angry and jealous. They retaliated by selling him as a slave. They had turned their back on him.

1 Tim. 4:11-16 "These things command and teach. Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee."

Timothy was a young minister in the faith. We all are "preachers." How you live your life is your message as to what you preach to the world. Timothy had earned the respect of those around him by his example. Regardless of your age, you can set a good example. Live your life that others may see Christ in you.

If pride enters in, we have a big problem. The "I" may enter in and that is the battle. Be not the person you want to be, but what God wants you to be.

The key to an accurate self evaluation is not done by worldly standards. How valuable are you to God?

If we could buy them for what they think they are worth, then sell them, we could make money. Who are you in the eyes of God? Let's go with God's direction.

Community Missionary Church is located at 21 W. Pinckley St., Brazil. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m., Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m., Evening Worship is at 6 p.m.

You are invited to visit us weekly. We have ample parking, air conditioning and lots of room. We are nondenominational.

Terre Haute after 5

The Terre Haute after 5 dinner event will be Tuesday, Aug. 16, from 6:30-8:15 p.m. at the Providence Center, St. Mary of the Woods.

Cost is $14 inclusive. The feature is Nadene Woolfe, she will be sharing a humorous book review.

Music will be provided by Jill Kuckewich.

Speaker for the evening is Linda Dutton from Alexis, Ill, with "Tall but still growing." She is a farm gal who has flown a plane, driven tractors, gardens and refinishes furniture.

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

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