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Church News

Friday, September 2, 2011

Trinity Baptist Church

"In honor of the 10th anniversary of the attack on America's freedom on Sept. 11, 2001, Trinity Baptist Church, 1005 North Walnut St., Brazil, will have a God and Country service at 11 a.m. Veterans will be recognized and they will be welcome to share about their time in the service and their love for their country."

For more information, call Carolyn Jenkins at 812-236-1145.

Union United Methodist Church

September is going to be a remarkably busy month at Union United Methodist Church, and you are invited--encouraged--to come and be a part. This Sunday, our service will anticipate the coming week, and the flood of memories that Americans and the world will experience in the build-up to the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Rev. Charnstrom's message is titled, "When the World Stopped Turning." The Scripture for the message is Romans 12: 9-21.

On Sept. 11, the congregation will gather together for a special service of readings, music and meditation. We especially invite those who may not have a church home to come and spend this time with us as we seek comfort and peace in our reflections of harsh memories of a terrible day.

Sept. 18 marks the beginning of the annual Revival. Revival this year will include four services, the first Sunday morning at 10:30, the second Sunday at 7 p.m., the third Monday at 7 p.m. and the fourth Tuesday at 7 p.m. There will be music, prayer, fellowship and strong spiritual messages from our guest evangelist, Jim Roach, pastor of the Arlington United Methodist Church. After each evening service, we will have refreshments and a time of special sharing in the Fellowship Hall.

Finally, on Sunday, Sept. 25, we will have our annual Sunday School Picnic and, as a special joy, we will dedicate our new shelter house. If you have not seen the shelter, please be sure to come by the church sometime soon to see just how much progress has been made, and how God has been at work in our midst. The shelter is the product of many, many generous gifts of love, of time and energy, of materials and of hard-but-joyous labor on the part of the congregation and the skilled tradespeople who have worked together to create something very special for now and for the future. The picnic will begin at 11 a.m. and continue into the afternoon, with the dedication, lunch, skits and all kinds of games and recreation on the church grounds.

We welcome the community to come and join in on any and all of the activities of Union United Methodist Church. We are a church of many ministries, so there is something here for just about anyone who wants to actively participate in the life of the church and our service to our community, to the world and to God. We are especially deeply involved in missions, both those which are local to us and those that reach around the country and around the world.

Each week (note the special starting time on Sept. 25) we gather for Sunday School at 9:30, beginning in the sanctuary but moving quickly to classes for all ages, including four adult classes. Then we gather again for worship beginning at 10:30. If you have no church home, if you are lonely, if you are seeking--even if you don't know what you are seeking--come and join us. You'll be glad you did, and we will, too.

Carbon United Methodist Church

Here it is September already. It's just a couple of weeks now until Carbon's big day, the annual Carbon Fish Fry! Everything starts at 4 p.m. Come out to Carbon, enjoy a great fish dinner, listen to the good music, and meander a block down the street to our church where you can browse through a quilt show, snoop around through our Bazaar, or watch the kids outside having fun at our Kid Karnival. You will enjoy the entire evening, I'm sure.

There will be a Board Meeting on Monday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. We are having it a week early because of all the activities going on the regular monthly meeting time. Technically, all the chairmen of all the committees are supposed to attend the board meetings, so in our small church, everyone is on a committee and should attend.

There will be a sign-up sheet this Sunday for workers at the church during the activities on Sept. 17. We need at least two people for the quilt show, at least two people for the bazaar, and as many as we can get for the Kid Karnival. Church folks, take your pick and be ready to sign up.

Don't forget, our Worship Service is at 9:30 now. Come early and get out early, before the dew dries.

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); 7 p.m. Evening Service

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

Ladies Bible Study group will not meet again until Sept. 15.

The message for this week is, "How Much Do You Love Jesus?" John 21:17. The third time he said to him, "Simon son of John, do you love me?" Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, "Do you love me"? He said, "Lord, you know all things; you know that I love your." Jesus said, " Feed my sheep."

Looking ahead...

--The "Charlie Hapenny Memorial" Help A Family at Christmas Golf Scramble has been set for Oct. 15, at 1 p.m. at Forest Park golf course. We were able to help 57 children from 24 families last year. The golf scramble proceeds helped supply approximately $3500 in clothing, with individual families purchasing approximately (Corrected amount) $3000 in toys for the children, for a total of approximately $6500 If you play golf, or even if you don't come out and support this effort.

A trip is being planned to the Creation Museum. We went there several years ago and everyone seemed to enjoy the Museum. Please contact Randy Hill for additional information.

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.

This week's question: Jeremiah sealed the bid for the purchase of the _ of Hanameel, according to the law. The answer is in Jeremiah 32, email me your answer pmann228@hotmail.com by Wednesday.

I want to say Thank You to all who helped and or prayed for me during my recent hospital stay (thankfully a very short one) but I also want to say what a great group of nurses, and doctors at St. Vincent Clay Hospital we have!

Luke 2:4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David.

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 come worship with us.

We are a Non-Denominational church that worships God through Jesus Christ.

Harmony/Lena United Methodist Church

The word Radical brings to mind visions of the protests of the late sixties and early seventies. Our nation was fighting a war that for many was a cause for political and social unrest. In the minds of the protesters, change was needed and many went to extreme measures to change the then current political view. So how can the word Radical and the word Hospitality go together? The word Hospitality brings to mind visitors coming for lemonade and cookies. This week we will begin a sermon series based upon a book by Bishop Robert Schnaase titled "The Five Practices of a Fruitful Congregation." In his book, Bishop Schnaase shares the concepts of Radical Hospitality, Passionate Worship, Intentional Faith Development, Risk-taking Mission and Service and Extravagant Generosity.

This week we will be discussing Radical Hospitality and how as a congregation, we need to not only be hospitable to members and visitors, we need to take it to another level. We need to be mindful of the needs of others. Romans 15:7 "Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." How has Christ welcomed you?

Join us for worship at Harmony beginning at 9 a.m. and Lena beginning at 10:45 a.m.

Eastside Christian Church

What a great Family Sunday we had. Upward Journey's testimony in music was quite a blessing. If you get a chance to hear them, do, for they present great messages in song. And as usual, the food was fantastic. We have a lot of good cooks in our congregation, and the men did a great job grilling the hamburgers and hot dogs.

Remember to mark your calendars for Sept. 13. A luncheon will be served at the church honoring our local police and fire departments. Sign up deadline is Sept. 9. We also want to remember those lives that were lost on Sept. 11, 10 years ago. We also want to pray for those who have experienced the recent weather mishaps. God does listen to our prayers. He may not always answer them the way we want them, but He knows what is best for us.

We hope you have noticed the new look of our church. And if you are not attending church anywhere else, we would love to have you come be with us. It is never too late to let God into your life. And your life will be so much better when you do. We hope to see you soon!

First Baptist Church

We are looking forward to you participating in our services of worship, study and fellowship this week at First Baptist located on South Walnut Street.

Sunday School begins at 9:30 with classes for all ages. Attendees are not called on to read, answer questions, or pray aloud; but, all are welcome and encouraged to ask questions and share in discussions or lead in prayer.

Worship begins at 10:30. We will celebrate and honor our Great God and loving Jesus as we celebrate Communion. There will be an adult-staffed nursery. Elementary students are invited to attend KidMo interactive children's worship.

There will be no evening programming due to the holiday week-end.

Stacey Thompson is continuing the Teen Girls' Bible Study Tuesday evening at 7:30.

Wednesday Bible Study is at 12:15 continuing the study of the Acts of the Apostles. Come on down to the fellowship room and meet with us.

American Baptist Women Ministries meet Thursday for a noon lunch and meeting. Thursday evening the ROCK worship is at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary with Jason Wendell, guitarist, and Pastor Mark Thompson. There is a nursery and KidMo for the children.

As Christians we have been called by our faith in Jesus Christ to love, reach, equip, and encourage the people of Brazil, surrounding community and the world. Call the church at 448-8112 for further information. We will be looking for you Sunday!

Bee Ridge Church

Saturday, Sept. 10, The 3rd Annual 9-11 Memorial Dinner and Service. It will be held at the Cow Palace at Forest Park, Brazil. Dinner will be served at 5 p.m. with a Memorial Service beginning at 6 p.m.

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 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.

Peniel United Methodist Church

Labor Day weekend - seems like yesterday that we anxiously awaited the trees and flowers to bud. We hope that this has been a good summer for all and pray for safe travel for those taking those last vacations and to the family get -togethers.

Linda Webster would like to add birthday and anniversary dates to her list for those in the congregation. Also, don't forget to sign up as a helper for the youth church. It is a law that we have two people in attendance with the children. A sign-up sheet is in the foyer.

Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. will be choir practice and on the 8 at 7 p.m., there will be an Administrative Board Meeting.

Our thanks to Darlene Royer for the scripture readings this past month.

The Food Pantry item for this week is cereal.

Scripture reading for this Sunday is Exodus 12: 11-14

For the children, Pastor Pippin's will talk about "Small Hidden Things!. His sermon is "Remembrance is the secret of Redemption!"

Everyone is invited to join us for Sunday School at 9:45 and Church Services 10:45. Sandy and Bill Black will be at the door to greet you for Sunday School.

Kennedy Crossing Rd., Brazil, In.

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

Center Point United Methodist Church

Labor Day Weekend! I could say, "Where did the summer go?" But, it went the same place other summers have gone. Instead, I want to look forward. Isn't that what God tells us to do? In Philippians 3:13 Paul says, "forgetting what is behind and reaching forward to what is ahead," No matter what time of year, or what our circumstances in life we can choose to look forward.

We have exciting times ahead of us. We can remember the good times from the past, but not "live" in them. Our lives are before us and God will go with us.

Pastor Bob Kumpf has a message planned tomorrow that reminds us "You've Got a Friend". Here's what he has to say about it. "This Sunday we will read from James 1:1-6. In the scripture reading the author, identified as James (probably the brother of Jesus), encourages the readers to persevere in the midst of hardships and trials to develop their wisdom and faith. In fact, he tells them that it is a blessing that they have those tests in order to build them up in maturity. The sermon message is found in knowing that when our individual strength is running low and we know that we can't do it on our own we have help. We have support, relationships, and friends who we can lean on in our time of need and who we are called to support in return.

"This is the first of three messages I am calling the Good News according to James (Taylor - the song-writer and guitarist who was a big hit in the 70's). While the scripture readings will be from James the early church leader, much of the content will be reflected in the genius of songs for modern times. Actually, not much has changed. This week we will be reminded that we need friends and that we have a Friend that is above all others. Ain't it good to know that you've got a friend?"

It is good to have friends. a friend. the Friend above all friends. You are invited to join your friends at Center Point for Sunday School and Worship services tomorrow. Don't go through life alone. Don't miss the blessings of friendship. Be a part of the body of Christ.

Otter Creek Christian Church

Otter Creek Christian Church will be having their annual old-fashioned homemade ice cream social Saturday, Sept. 10, from 5-8 p.m.

There will be hot dogs, homemade desserts and many other treats available.

There will be a moonwalk for children of all ages and Riley and Cassie Hendrixon from the Greencastle area will provide special music for the evening.

There is no charge to attend the event.

For more information, call 446-4007.

Carbon Baptist Church

Hello from Carbon Baptist. Next week, Sept. 11, we will have a Promotion Sunday.

Our church has started a prayer time on Wednesday's, at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary for those who would like to come and pray. You many come for a short time or stay for the whole hour. Please take advantage of this time. There will be someone there to pray with you or you may pray alone if you choose.

Wednesday evening is our Praise and Worship practice at 6 p.m., prayer time and cell groups are at 7 p.m. and college Bible Study is at 9:30 p.m.

Have a great week.

Our Sunday School hour begins at 9:30 a.m. with Worship hour, 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.

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Ken Thomas opened services with greetings, opening prayer and turned service over to Peg Parksey, whom led in congregational singing. The special number titled, "You'll never walk alone." A very touching number, well done.

Travis Terril really puts his heart in his singing.

Brother Thomas made his announcements and asked for spoken and unspoken prayer requests, leading the congregation in praying for shut-ins, hospitalized and our military in harms way.

The Lord's prayer tells it all, and reading through that prayer tells us what we all need to do. Remember when greeting fellow man in the lobby whether his is the local mail man, garbage man, banker of just an old man, shake hands and show your 'image' of Christ and the love in your heart.

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

All our welcome at 21 W. Pinckley St., Brazil.

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