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Church News

Friday, September 16, 2011

Carbon United Methodist Church

Today is the day! It's the day of the Carbon Fish Fry. Activities begin at 4 p.m., so you have time to get here. The meals are great ... so are the desserts ... so is the entertainment ... so is seeing all your old friends and acquaintances that you haven't seen since the fish fry last year.

Not only will you have a great evening, but you will be helping the Van Buren Volunteer Fire Department raise badly needed funds. Then, you can come down to our church and see what is going on down here. There will be a quilt and art show, a bazaar inside and a Kid Karnival outside. Bring your children and enjoy the evening!

We are working on getting a new sign to be put up at the junction of State Road 59 and "Old 59" that turns off into Carbon. It should be up soon. Pike Lumber Company is going to put it up for us.

This company has been so good to our little town. We appreciate having them here.

Remember, worship is at 9:30 a.m., on Sunday mornings now.

Our new minister, Greg Puttman is rapidly getting broken in. Last Sunday, right in the middle of his sermon, the chimes began playing. Then someone's phone went off. Then a train went through blowing its whistle. He just talked a little louder and kept going. We told him he had passed the "interruption test." All he has to do now is keep going when all the volunteer firemen jump up and run out. Come join us; you will like it.

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 an Children's Service. For more information, call the church at 446-0371.

First Baptist Church

Don't miss your opportunities to worship an awesome God at the services of First Baptist Church on South Walnut Street. You can begin the week with Sunday services. Sunday School begins at 9:30, with classes for all ages. If you come early, you can go for coffee and fellowship, go to the recreation room, visit in the classrooms, or meditate in the sanctuary with the music of Jason.

Worship service begins at 10:30. The choir will present a Call to Worship and anthem during the service. Pastor Mark will bring the message. There is a staffed nursery available. Youth of pre-school through fifth-grade ages are invited to attend KidMo, an interactive children's worship.

AWANA and Youth meet with their adult leaders at 5:30. Those attending are given a warm light meal as well as Bible stories, songs, games, and Bible lessons and memory work. There is a service for adults which begins at 6 p.m. Choir practice begins at 7:15. The choir is working on new music including music for Christmas.

Tuesday evening all teen girls are invited to meet with Mrs. Stacey Thompson for Bible study at 7:30.

Adult Bible Study meets in the fellowship room at 12:15. They are continuing the study of Acts.

Fall begins this Friday. It is a favorite time for many. A time for doing and going, but don't forget the One who created this wonderful earth with all its variety and yet all its same. It's those "same" that give us our stability, comfort and peace. God is the greatest, the ultimate of same. He is the same, yesterday, today, and forever. Don't forget that our time of worship can provide that feeling of safe harbor. See you Sunday!

Call 448-8112 or stop by for information.

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 third-grade, teachers this week: Juddy Ferry and Vicky Trusler.

7 p.m.: Evening Service.

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

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

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

The message for this week is "What Does it Mean to be Lost?" Luke 19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.


* 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 $3,500 in clothing, with individual families purchasing approximately $3,000 in toys for the children, for a total of approximately $6,500 If you play golf, or even if you don't come out and support this effort.

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.

A trip is being planned to the Creation Museum. We went there several years ago and everyone seemed to have enjoyed the Museum. There are still a few openings so call the church at 446-0531 if you want to go. The cost is $36 each.

This week's question: During the Battle of the Kings, the kings of Sodomand Gomorrahfell into slimepits. The answer is in Genesis 14:10. This week's question is: Whose work did Paul say would be done before Jesus' return? The answer is in 2 Thessalonians 2, e-mail me your answer pmann228@hotmail.com by Wednesday.

The holiday seasons are fast approaching. Fund raisers, parties, etc. This year, let's make it our goal to keep that spirit all year long, you know that spirit of you don't know why your happy and content you just are? Let's carry that with us all year and be happy, kind and caring. Witness to your neighbors, or a stranger or a friend. Really listen to what someone is saying and "hear" in between the lines. What a great gift that keeps on giving!

Luke 2:6: While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

We are located two miles north of United States 40 on the Knightsville Road or two miles east of SR 59 on Rio Grande Road.

Church Phone Number: 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.

Eastside Christian Church

Eastside Christian Church was the host for a luncheon for our local first responders. City Hall and the prosecutor's office were also represented. The House of Hope was also represented, and the prayer before the meal was offered by Ken Williams. We also want to thank Jason Moon for covering the luncheon for The Brazil Times. The meal consisted of brats, cornbread and beans, deviled eggs, lettuce salad, which was prepared and served by Ruth and Don Roberts, Ancil Roberts, Alta Ooley, Millie Nordhagen, Tammy Callahan and Mary I. Hendrickson. June and Charlotte Crabb and Sharon Lohrman were also there as members of the church.

The theme for the luncheon was to remember where you were 10 years ago on 9/11. Ruth had written a letter to the editor about 9/11, which Mary I. read. We should never forget what happened that day. A beautiful flag cake prepared by Pages was served. Door prizes were donated by Sunrise Restaurant and A-1 Auto. These were won by Todd Stemm, Nicole Rosaro, Jeremy Mace and Brian Rosaro. We should keep these public servants in our prayers everyday. We also want to thank those who helped make the luncheon possible with other donations, such as napkins, pens, and money. All of this is greatly appreciated.

As you have probably heard, there will be no Angel Food ordering until further notice, so please watch for further info.

We never want to forget what happened on 9/11, and we should honor those who died that day, but don't forget to be thankful for the One that died for us, so that we can have eternal life. If you are not attending church anywhere else, please come be with us. Great things are happening, and we would love for you to be a part of them. If God is not a part of your life, please let Him in soon. You never know when it may be too late.

Center Point United Methodist Church

You are invited! At, 7 p.m., Center Point. Join us as we share about our July mission trip to Haiti. We would love for you to share in this evening of pictures, videos and testimony from team members.

To all who have supported us in this effort, we want to thank you and especially invite you all to be part of this evening. We could not have made the trip without your help. One of the mission team members, Annette Smith, has taken all the hundreds of photos and videos made by all the team members and chosen the best to share in this presentation.

Naturally, you are always welcome to come to our Sunday School and Worship services, too. Pastor Bob Kumpf said, "This Sunday, we will finish up the messages using James Taylor songs. This week, the Sermon is titled, "Shower the People You Love with Love" and the scripture is from James 2:1-13. In the reading, James concludes by saying, "Mercy triumphs over judgment!"

That is good news and the message that Christians should be living by and sharing with the world. But ... is that what we are seeing and hearing in our 'real world?" Not really. It seems that the whole world, yes -- even Christians, is judgmental and critical of everything and everyone. No matter where we look, the message is that the mess we are in now is because of the mistakes of somebody else.

The blame game is at its height. So, rather than working together and building on relationships that encourage and build one another up, we spend a lot of time and energy tearing each other down. But ... if we are true believers in Christ and have given our hearts, our heads and our lives to following what He taught, we have to let go of the judgmental attitudes and show love ... that means mercy, compassion and support! Jesus calls us to a higher love, a love that calls us to shower those around us with a love which looks past differences (and even past mistakes) to build together for the good of all."

Otter Creek Christian Church

Hello again from your friends at the Otter Creek Christian Church (the little country church with a Big Heart for God). We can really see and feel a change in the weather.

Fall is just around the corner and the leaves will be turning colors, hot dog roasts will begin to take place, the fall and winter clothes will come out of storage. We can really see who is in control of the events of this world. God. About your relationship with Jesus, I have a very serious question for you to think about and try to answer.

Do you ever wonder if faith in Jesus is really the only way to be saved? Satan is a crafty liar who will twist God's Word to cause confusion. In order to steer people away from following Christ, he tries to create the impression that eventually everyone will make it to heaven. But that is not what Scripture teaches.

The truth is that we can choose to reject the salvation that Christ freely offers. John's gospel tells us, "God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God," (3:17-18).

God clearly states that whoever believes in Jesus Christ will be saved (v. 16). And the Bible stresses that we have only this earthly life in which to make a choice -- there are no second chances after death.

So if you would like to be sure of your salvation, you can do so by inviting Jesus to be your personal Savior today. God, who wants you to spend eternity with Him, offers compelling reasons to make this all-important decision: "He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but the wrath of God abides on him who does not obey Christ" (v. 36).

The possibility of a second chance is seductive, but do not be fooled. There are no more chances to be saved after death. The free gift of salvation is available only in this life -- and only through Jesus (14:6). Receive the Savior now, and you never have to wonder what awaits you in eternity.

Special events at OCCC Saturday, Oct.15. Beyond The Ashes from Nashville, Tenn., will be here to present to us the wonderful talents in music and singing that God has blessed them with. Please come and be blessed. A freewill offering will be taken to help the group.

Sunday, Oct. 16, at 10:40 a.m., will be our Homecoming service. Please come and join us as we reflect on how much God has blessed us here at OCCC.

Friday, Oct. 21, Hayride/wiener roast/pitch-in.

We would like to invite you and your family to any or all of our events and services. Our Sunday School (age appropriate classes) starts at 9:30 a.m., and our Worship starts at 10:40 a.m. We have a Women's Bible study each week on Tuesday's at 10 a.m. If you have a prayer need, you can call the church at 446-5300, leave message, or call Pastor Steve's home at 446-4007, cell number is 812-249-1715.

I would like to thank all of the you who have been praying for my wife Sandy during her stay in the hospital. The cards and flowers mean so much to us. Thank you for the food that was provided so that I could spend more time with her. Sandy is getting better now. Praise the Lord.

Please be in prayer for our Military men and women and their families, our country and it's leaders, jobs for those who do not have one, and most of all that someone will come to Christ through this article. God Bless you until we meet again.

Peniel United Methodist Church

The congregation wishes to thank Mary Jo Archer for her inspirational message last Sunday. Pastor Pippin and Judy were enjoying family time in Alabama, but will be with us this Sunday.

This being the third Sunday of the month means there will be pastries and beverages served between Sunday School and Church Services -- about 10:20-10:45 a.m. -- Lots of good conversation, also!

The Town and Country United Methodist Men will meet at Epworth on Saturday, Sept. 24, at 8 a.m.

On Sept. 29, Family Night will take place in the Fellowship Hall at 6 p.m. Everyone is invited.

The scripture for this Sunday is St. Luke 15: 11-32

"Will Our Children Have Freedom?" will be the message presented by Pastor Pippin. This is a fear many of us have and should be very thought provoking. For the children, his message is "A Rubberband."

The Food Pantry needs boxed meals and canned meats.

Join us for Sunday School at 9:45 a.m., refreshments between Sunday School and Church Services and Church Services at 10:45. Everyone is welcome!

Union Chapel United Methodist Church

Union Chapel United Methodist Church will be hosting its annual Fish Fry on Saturday, Sept. 24, beginning at 4 p.m. In addition to fish, the menu will include hot dogs, homemade barbecue, a variety of side dishes and lots of delicious desserts, and drinks. A freewill donation will be accepted, with proceeds from the event being used for community outreach projects.

Entertainment will be provided by Jack Bowell's Country Gospel Band and will begin around 6 p.m. The band has been providing the music and entertainment at the fish fry for several years and is always enjoyed by those in attendance.

The congregation always looks forward to hosting the annual event, which provides an opportunity for families, friends, neighbors and passersby to spend the evening together for food, fellowship, fun and lots of reminiscing.

Union Chapel is located on U.S. 36, one mile west of Morton, or four miles west of U.S. 231, or five miles east of Raccoon Lake.

The fish fry will take place in the church shelter house on the west side of the church. For the children, there is a playground adjacent to the shelter house.

For more information, contact Connie Lambermont at 765-720-4163.

Union United Methodist Church

The Union United Methodist Church will conduct its 2011 Revival Sept. 18-20. Pastor James Roach, of the Arlington United Methodist Church, 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 p.m. 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. It is 1.7 miles east of SR 59 (Airport Road).

Bee Ridge Church

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.

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.

River Community Church

River Community Church, 2766 W. U.S. 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.

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Ken Thomas opened with greetings and a prayer of praise and thanks to the Lord for this day, and for those that could come out for the service. He then turned the service over to Peg Parksey whom led the congregational singing.

Brother Thomas then asked for spoken and unspoken requests for prayer as well as those sick in the hospital, nursing homes and our military in harms way.

A special number, "A miracle in every pew," was sung.

Brother Thomas then said, "It's good to remember what happened then years ago." It's time for our minds to think back to that day. What happened brought many people to their knees. We have forgotten in many ways. The mayor of New York said during the ceremony no clergy will be there to speak and no mention of God's name is to be given. "That's an insult to all Americans say one fireman, who wrote a letter stating how he felt about the mayor's ruling!"

We hear that 40 percent of all New Yorkers are not Christians, and we hear that 46 percent are Christians. Now that we hear that this mayor calls himself a Christian.

"I am not a judge." Matthew 22:34-40 These verses are self explanatory! 37: Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38: This is the first and great commandment.

Exodus: For someone not to acknowledge God is wrong. Matthew 10:32-33.

This is also self explanatory. This is a promise from Jesus.

This country was built on Christian values. We have become tolerant of other religions, but to keep silent is wrong.

When God opens a door for you to witness for him, step up to it on faith, tell of your faith in Jesus and let them know that our Bible is filled with getting involved.

We need to stay away from people whom don't believe in the Holy Bible.

When people come to the USA to become Americans, they come for a better life and Pledge of Allegiance to our flag and to our country.

We recite our Allegiance to the flag, the Christian flag, and to the Bible, God's holy word.

When "greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world."

Exodus 20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

The Ten commandments are here for us all to read and keep. Maybe we have become lax in telling the next generation of what God has done for us. He loves us so much, but will not force himself on us.

We show our love by the way we live our lives. Don't ever forget the tragedies of 9-11. Don't leave God out.

Pastor Thomas and Beverly and the congregation invite one and all to visit at 21 W. Pinckley St., Brazil. Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship is at 10:30 a.m., and Evening Service is at 6 p.m.

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