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Church News

Friday, September 9, 2011

River Community Church

River Community Church, 2766 W. US 40, Brazil, invites you to a Hometown Carnival on Saturday, Sept. 24, starting at 3 p.m.

Bluegrass Gospel Group "State Line" will be performing. Everyone is invited out for food, games and fun.

Carbon United Methodist Church

Wasn't this cooler weather a blessing? On Labor Day, I went to a wiener roast with some neighbors, and it was just perfect weather to stand backed up to an open fire with an ashy hot dog in one hand and a burnt marshmallow smore in the other.

There's nothing any better in my book...and my book has many, many fond memories of times like that. I love the smell of wood smoke just at dusk on a cool evening....perfect. While the sun was hanging rather low, we saw a beautiful rainbow-colored second sun off to the side. That is what is called a "Sun Dog."

Vapor trails made a huge X in the sky right where the sun dog appeared. Thank You, God, for that beautiful sunset. It reminds us that God is in command regardless of the stupid things that we humans do.

The Carbon Fish Fry will be next Saturday, Sept. 17. We are all preparing for our Quilt Show, Bazaar, and Kid Karnival and hope that you will come out to eat a great fish dinner to support our Volunteer Fire Department and then mosey on down to the church to look over the things we have down there.

By the way, the Quilt Show is free. We have had people ask us about that. Getting into the Bazaar is free, but we hope that you find some items there that you simply cannot live without. It will not only help you but you will be helping us a great deal too.

The Kid Karnival will keep your kids happy and busy all evening, so come join the fun.

Remember, our worship service is from 9:30 to 10:30 now, so come early and get out early. We are finding that it is pretty nice!

Trinity Baptist Church

"In honor of the 10th anniversary of the attack on America's freedom on Sept. 11, 2001, Trinity Baptist Church, 1005 N. Washington 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.

Eastside Christian Church

Hello again from Eastside Christian Church. Due to circumstances beyond our control, there will not be an Angel Food order this month. We are not sure about October, so please watch the newspaper or our website (eccbrazil.com) for updates. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Don't forget the luncheon on Tuesday at noon for the firemen and law enforcement. Mary always makes it special.

We hope you have noticed the new look of our church. Thanks go out to all those that gave monetarily, but especially to God who made it possible.

If you are not attending church anywhere else, what better day than 9/11 to start. We are so blessed that days like that have not happened more often in our country as they do in others. We need to give thanks to God everyday for His protection. Tomorrow would be a good day to let Him know how thankful we are.

Bee Ridge Church

Bee Ridge Events this week

The 3rd Annual 9-11 Memorial Dinner and Service will be today at the Cow Palace in Forest Park in 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.

Center Point United Methodist Church

I have a couple of "save the date" events to tell you about. One takes place tomorrow evening at 7:30 p.m. at the church. We will be having a service remembering the events of Sept. 11, 2001. I was surprised to read on the AOL News that some people are unaware of the events that took place that day! That's almost as unbelievable as someone saying they don't know what happened on Dec. 7, 1941.

The next date is the following Sunday, Sept. 18. That next Sunday evening, at 7 p.m., we will have a presentation about our recent mission trip to Haiti. We want to share with everyone, especially those who supported our trip and those who held us up in prayer before, during and after the trip. Come see the pictures and videos we took of the precious children we encountered. Hear from the lips of those who traveled to Haiti of how they were touched by the country and the people.

Of course, we welcome you to come to our worship services each Sunday. Tomorrow morning Pastor Bob Kumpf will continue his message series from the book of James and the songs of James Taylor. His message is from James 5:13-20 and is titled "Fire and Rain".

Bob says, "The focus of the message is prayer, both in good times and bad. We always turn to God when we are struggling, afraid or in need. But James reminds us that we should also turn to God in times of prosperity and joy. He writes, 'Is anyone happy? He should sing songs of praise!' Do you realize that when we are in a time of prosperity we tend to pray less and turn away from God?

This week we are reminded of 9-11, that day ten years ago when The United States came under attack and 'the world stopped turning' (according to song writer Alan Jackson). As a result of those attacks 2,996 people lost their lives and the rest of us turned to one another and to God. Where are we now? James writes about finding those who have wandered from the truth and our responsibility to bring them back to the light. James Taylor shares the same message as he writes, 'Been walking my mind to an easy time my back turned towards the sun, Lord knows when the cold wind blows it will turn your head around.' Let's share the 'Sonlight' of Christ with those around us each and every day!"

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)

Childrens Church teachers this week Bev Sampson and Kay Hosterman.

7 p.m. Evening Service

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

Ladies Bible Study group will meet Sept. 15.

The message for this week is "Facing Our Fears". Psalms 31:13 For I hear the slander of many; there is terror on every side; they conspire against me and plot to take my life. 14 but I trust in you, O Lord; I say, "You are my God.

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. We will need your money this week. There are still a few openings so call the church at 812-446-0531 if you want to go.

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 field of Hanameel according to the law. The answer is in Jeremiah 32: 9-12. This week's question is During the Battle of the Kings, the kings of and fell into slimepits. The answer is in Genesis 14, email me your answer pmann228@hotmail.com by Wednesday.

Luke 2:5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.

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.

Otter Creek Christian Church

Good morning from your friends out at the Otter Creek Christian Church. I would like to take time now to share a scripture with you from 1st Thessalonians 5:23-And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. When we think about peace we remember what happened ten years ago to our country. We reflect on the ones that lost their lives in those terrible events and the brave people that worked to rescue them. We thank God that we live in the most blessed country in the world, but we need to turn back to God or we will get another wake-up call.

Special events for Otter Creek Church. Sept. 10- Homemade Ice Cream Social from 5-8 p.m.

There will also be a moon walk for kids of all ages. And it is all free.

On Oct. 15, Beyond The Ashes, well known southern gospel/contemporary gospel group will be at Otter Creek Church to sing and share their ministry with us. Everyone is invited to attend. The service will start at 7 p.m. There will be a love offering taken for the group. Come and be blessed by Beyond the Ashes.

Oct. 16- Homecoming Sunday- If you have any ties to the Otter Creek Church, maybe your family attends or used to attend please come and help us celebrate another year.

If you need any info about any of these events or about the church services 9:30 a.m. Sunday School for all ages, 10:40 a.m. for Worship and Tuesday Ladies Bible Study at10 a.m

You can call 812-446-5300, 812-446-4007, 812-249-1715- The church is located 6299 N. Crow Street, Brazil. Everyone is invited to attend any or all of these services

Until we meet again by way of this article or in person may God richly bless you and keep you in His everlasting arms.

Union United Methodist Church

The Union United Methodist church will be holding their 2011 Revival Sept. 18-20. Pastor James Roach, of the Arlington United Methodist Church, in Bloomington will be our special speaker.

The revival will begin on Sunday Sept. 18, at the 10:30 a.m. service. On Sept. 18-20 we will also hold revival services at 7 pm. Come, to hear God's word, to allow him to change your life, and empower you to live an abundant life.

Contemporary and traditional Christian music will be provided by Mike Mogan, Lisa Beyers, Jessie Timberman, and the Rejoice in The Lord Singers. There will also be hymns and praise music for congregational singing and worship.

Sunday night we will hold the revival in our new shelter, behind the church, on the other nights services will be held in the sanctuary. There will someone available to talk or pray with you after the service. There will also be light snacks in the fellowship hall, after revival services.

Union United Methodist church is located at 780 E. CR 600 North, Brazil, Ind. It is 1.7 miles east of St. Rd. 59 (Airport Road).

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Ken Thomas opened services with greetings and a prayer of praise and thanks to the Lord for a beautiful day that all could come out and worship together. He then turned the service over to Peg Parksey who led the congregational singing.

Debbie Meganhardt then sang a special number, "Blessings," with words which ask if blessings came through trials of life with tears. A wonderful song.

Blessings sometimes bring out our heroes. Many times blessings are masked, to be learned later that what was best for us was waiting upon the Lord to answer our prayers.

Pastor opened with a brave man saying he was a super hero, whom came to be among us. He wasn't afraid to say what he meant, performed many miracles, openly healed the sick and lame. All the while certain of his enemies death.

That man was Jesus, whom came to save that which was lost and John 5:25-31 and John 10:27-30 tells us the dead shall hear His voice and My sheep will hear My voice. How could God ever love us so much that He sent His Son to earth to save us.

Many times Jesus performed miracles with friends bringing their lame and sick to Him as those that brought a friend to see Jesus, and they had to let him down through the roof where Jesus was having that faith that their friend would be healed.

We think of faith sometimes that people don't have enough of to get a job done nor faith in a good friend that can see them through. Many people have lost faith in their fellow man, at the same time they let themselves down by not relying upon the Lord. He knows your problems and can help you along life's way if you but have that faith, and understanding.

Read the Bible regularly. Start today and read to understand and think upon His word as you about daily living. Yes, Jesus was tempted as we all are and He never waivered. We sometimes get off the path and make mistakes. Stop and ask Jesus for guidance and He will set you back on that path to righteousness. Let Jesus into your heart today.

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. Lots of parking space and friends to greet you.

Pastor's wife, Beverly, says the S.I.S. sisters will be collecting items for the food pantry during September Bible study for ladies on Wednesday at 6 p.m. with everyone welcome.

Carbon Baptist Church

Hello from Carbon Baptist! Tomorrow is our promotion Sunday.

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

Wednesday evenings is our Praise & Worship practice at 6 p.m., cell groups and prayer time are at 7 p.m. a.m. Our Sunday School Hour begins at 9:30 a.m., 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.

The Door Christian Fellowship Church

The Door Christian Fellowship Church will pay tribute to those who perished in the attack of Sept. 11, 2001 and will remember in prayer those who survived and the families and friends of the victims in their service at 11 a.m. Patriotic pledges and songs will be presented and Pastor Tom Roeschlein will preach "Who knows whether you have come to the Kingdom for such a time as this?"

In the evening service at 7 p.m., the memorial will continue and Evangelist Tony Morales will exhort a message which will highlight his visit to ground zero on the first anniversary.

The Door Christian Fellowship Church is located at 100 N. Forest Ave., Brazil. The Door is Evangelical, Pentecostal and Patriotic in doctrine.

For more information or transportation, call 812-201-3966.

Brazil Nazarene Church

Brazil Nazarene Church, 1002 E. National Ave., Brazil is participating in Back to Church Sunday, Sept. 18, a national movement of churches to encourage formerly churched people to rediscover church and try it again.

How many people do you know who "used to go" to church, but just don't anymore? Studies show only 20 percent of Americans are regular attendees. Back to Church Sunday provides the perfect opportunity for people everywhere to rediscover church and for those in church to take the opportunity to invite them. Don't miss this opportunity to try church again.

Brazil Nazarene Church is joining with thousands of churches to help change those statistics by inviting everyone to attend church on Sunday, Sept. 18.

Our services are 9 a.m. Life Class; 10 a.m. Worship Service with Nursery available and Children's Service.

For more information, call the church at 812-446-0371.

Christian Women's Club of Terre Haute

You are cordially invited to attend "Preparing for Life" luncheon on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at the MCL Meeting Room, Meadows Shopping Center, Terre Haute. Luncheon is at 11 a.m., on your own.

Tickets are $3.

Special feature is Katie Haun, Zionsville with "Health and Wealth." Music will be provided by Cathy Walker, Paris, Ill.

Reservation are needed by Friday, Sept. 16. Call Joy at 812-235-4361.

Prayer Connection will be Tuesday, Sept. 13 at Bob and Angie's Restaurant, Clay City. Hostess will be Judy Lints.

Terre Haute after 5

You are invited to join us at "Women Connecting with Women" on Tuesday, Sept. 20, from 5:30-8:15 p.m., at Providence Center at Saint Mary of the Woods.

Tickets are $14 inclusive.

Thirty business women from the Terre Haute will network to introduce their business and show their wares or offer their services. Meet the business women and shop from 5:30-6:30 p.m. with dinner following at 6 p.m.

Music will be provided by Violinist Ryan Scully, Owen Valley High School student.

Speaker will by Katie Haun, Zionsville, with "From despair and challenge to victory and joy."

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

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church

Our Parish is located at 19 N Alabama St with Father Harold Rightor presiding. Mass is Saturday evening at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. We have Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Parish office hours: p.m. Phone: 812-448-1901 Email: annunciation church@msn.com

Mass intentions are always accepted at the Parish office. Mass intentions are for the living as well as those passed. Remember your special someone with this extraordinary gift.

CCD classes begin soon now that school is in session: Sept. 11 is the first class! Be sure to enroll your child for class after the Sunday morning Mass.

The new schedule for servers, Eucharistic ministers, lectors and ushers will be created soon. If you have plans for vacation or to be away, please let the Parish office know! Thank you to all of you for your service during Mass.

Do you have a crafty talent? A Prayer Shawl Ministry is in the works. If you know how to knit or crochet or possibly do hair pin lace, this is the group for you. These folks are even willing to instruct you if you have an interest in learning to do any of these crafts. Shawls will be taken to nursing homes or homebound parishioners. This is a wonderful ministry. Don't miss out!

It's never too early to start stock piling food and hygiene items for the Clay County Emergency Food Pantry. The selfless volunteers at the Pantry can use your donations all year through.

Let's make this often forgotten ministry a priority again as it was in years past. And, don't forget to go through your coats and warm clothes.

The Pantry accepts all donations and distributes them to the less fortunate at no charge. A food drive isn't needed to remember to be charitable.

As always we pray for the sick of our Parish and community. We pray for the less fortunate. We pray that those who have lost their way to be Blessed with a hope and faith in God. We pray for those that have left the Church that they may find their way back.

Have a Blessed week.

First Baptist Church

Welcome to the fellowship and services of worship at First Baptist Church on South Walnut Street just two blocks south of Riddell Bank.

Sunday School begins at 9:30 with all classes in the Christian Ed wing.

Morning worship begins at 10:30 with Pastor Mark Thompson.

Evening programs begin at 5:30 with the American Baptist Youth (ABY). If you are in middle or high school, you are invited to attend.

6 p.m. is Evening worship followed by choir practice at 7 p.m. They may be gearing up for Christmas music.

All teen girls of the community are invited to a Girls' Bible Study Tuesday at 7:30 meeting with Mrs. Stacey Thompson. Wednesday Bible Study is studying the Acts of the Apostles and the early Church. They meet in the fellowship room at 12:15.

If you are between a rock and a hard place, go to the Rock. The Rock alternative worship service is Thursday at 7 p.m.

Besides all the opportunities at church for worship, study and service, there is the opportunity to make that first acceptance of Christ as your Lord and Savior.If you wish more information about FBC, stop by or call 448-8112.

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