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Church News

Friday, September 23, 2011

Carbon United Methodist Church

What a beautiful day it was last Saturday for the Carbon Fish Fry! The crowd was down, but those who came really enjoyed the fish dinner and visiting with old friends. Our Kid's Karnival was a busy place all afternoon. In fact, they had to close a little early because they ran out of prizes to give away. We were quite concerned about having enough help to set up and run the Karnival, but a couple of strong young men and several teenagers showed up to help. That was great!

At the Quilt Show, there was a drawing for a big stuffed snowman, and who should win it but J. C. Somers. Way to go, J. C.!

There will be a Pastor/Parish and a Nominating Committee meeting Monday evening at 7 p.m. These two meetings are quite important, and we need all the committee members present to take care of business. The meetings should not take long, so mark them down on your calendar and plan to attend.

We want to thank all the people who donated quilts to show at the quilt show and all the folks who donated things for our bazaar and who worked so hard to make the quilt show, the bazaar, and the karnival a success. It all takes hard work and cooperation...and that is what we have a lot of at our little church.

Worship is at 9:30 every Sunday morning. Come and meet our new minister and his wife. Our transition from one minister to the other had gone quite smoothly and we are happy to have them with us. We would like to have you with us too.

Eastside Christian Church

From Eastside Christian Church, we need to correct a couple of things concerning the luncheon that was given our local public servants. We previously said the beautiful cake was provided by Page's. The cake was created by Page's, but it was donated by Amos Thomas. Also, the prayer for the meal was given by Brian Rosaro, not Ken Williams. Ken Williams was present.

Don't forget our anniversary dinner that is coming up the first part of October. Will have more about it next week.

We want to give God the praise for the many things that are happening in our church.

Remember to pray everyday. We believe in the power of prayer. If you are not attending church elsewhere, we would like to invite you to be with us Sunday. It has been proven over and over again, that if you start your week attending church, your week goes much smoother. You really should try it; it does work, because you are giving God the day. We don't go to church for ourselves, we go to please God. We look forward to seeing you.

Bee Ridge Church

Sunday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. We will be hosting local group Firm Foundation.

Saturday, Oct. 22, Fall Party and Hay Ride beginning at 6 p.m. Ham and beans will be served. Everyone is encouraged to attend and asked to bring a covered dish.

Saturday, Nov. 12, Bee Ridge Thanksgiving Dinner from, 4-7 pm, at Kennedy's Crossing Bingo Center. Watch for more details soon.

Bee Ridge Church is located 1 1.5 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.

United Brethren Church in Union

United Brethren Church in Union, 2611 Thompson St., Terre Haute is having a revival.

Jeff Bridgewater, pastor of Bee Ridge Church, is preaching tonight at 6:30 p.m., and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

Little Historic Church at Carbon

The Little Historic Church at Carbon will have their Friday program on Oct. 7.

There will be a pitch-in dinner at 6 p.m., with the program at 7 p.m.

This month the entertainment will be provided by the Graybeards. Everyone is invited to attend.

Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church

Good Morning from Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church.

Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:30 a.m. Morning Worship; 7 p.m. Evening Service

Children's Church (ages through 3rd grade) teachers this week are Becky Proffitt and Mandi Eldridge.

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 "Compare Honestly?" Matthew 13:45, "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. 46 When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it."

This Sunday at 5 p.m. is the AWANA kickoff, get your kids, your neighbor's kids, your friend's kids and come prepared to have a great time.

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 helped 57 children from 24 families last year.

AWANA Kickoff is Sunday, from 5-6:45 p.m. There will be games such as hole in one, cakewalk, ring toss along with a jumping castle. AWANA stands for Approved Workman Are Not Ashamed. AWANA will meet every Sunday from 5-6:45 p.m. until May. AWANA is for children 3-years-old - 6th grade. Anyone needing a ride, call 812-240-4089.

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 812-446-0531 if you want to go. The cost is $36 each.

Last week's question: Whose work did Paul say would be done before Jesus' return? The answer is in 2 Thessalonians 2:9 and the answer is Satan's. This week's question is: The psalmist said the _ had found a place to lay her young in the altar of the Lord. The answer is in Psalm 84; email me your answer pmann228@hotmail.com by Wednesday.

Who did you help today? Did you smile and say thank you to the person who you paid for your gas? Your lunch? Did you miss an opportunity to witness? Did you count your blessings?

Luke 2:8, "And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night."

We are located two miles north of US 40 on the Knightsville Road or two miles east of SR 59 on Rio Grand Road. Church number is 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

This past summer we shared an evening with an amazing young lady by the name of Colleen Caul from St. Louis, Mo. Colleen was on a mission to run from St. Louis to New York City. Friday the 24th marked the end of Colleen's journey. There have been some bumps along the way, some minor injuries, weather extremes not to mention the mental stress of running 15 miles a day and the toll that takes on a person's body. But Colleen has persevered and crossed the finish line with her younger sister Katie at Metlife Stadium.

Many of us have a cause that we are passionate for, golf, Colts' football the local marching band. Many of us have made sacrifices for these causes. This week's message is Risk Taking Missions and Service. How passionate are you for the Lord and what He has done for you. The trek that Colleen made was to make everyone along the way aware of the disease known as Cystic Fibrosis and to help raise funds to fight the disease that has affected her sister Katie. Daily we are faced with numerous choices that affect those that we know. Have you shared your love of Jesus Christ with someone lately? Are you as passionate about your faith as you are about cheering on your favorite team? It was a huge risk for Colleen to set out to run from St. Louis to New York in 65 days. But it is a greater risk for you to run through life without taking risk's for the one who gives you life.

Come join us for worship. Harmony service starts at 9 a.m., with Sunday School at 10:30. Lena has Sunday School at 9:30, with worship service starting at 10:45. Come join us as we work together to make disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Otter Creek Christian Church

Nehemiah's brother arrived from Judah with some bad news the Israelites living in Jerusalem were in great trouble. After hearing about their plight, Nehemiah fasted and prayed to the Lord for several days. During this time, he discovered God wanted him to ask the king of Persia for help.

Fasting is a spiritual discipline that helps us center our attention on the Lord and discover His will so we may act according to it. People fast in different ways: some abstain from food while others refrain from various activities. The period of time can vary as well. But the focus in each case is to be the same--to seek God and know His will.

When we begin to deny ourselves, several things happen. First, the Holy Spirit will enable us to set aside earthly matters. Relationships, work, and pleasure will take a lesser place in our mind as we concentrate on Him and His purposes. Second, our attention will shift from ourselves to the Lord. Thinking will become clearer, and our ability to understand God's plans will sharpen because we are not distracted by other things.

Third, the Lord is probably going to do some spiritual housecleaning in our lives. His Spirit will convict us of sinful attitudes or behavior. Upon confession of our sin, we'll be forgiven and cleansed (1 John 1:9).

When unexpected news greets us, we--like Nehemiah--may find our emotions in turmoil. He wisely sought the Lord through fasting and prayer. This powerful practice can also help us to hear clearly from our heavenly Father, who knows the best way through every situation.

Fasting and prayer is something that has been missing from most of our churches for many years. If we really want a real and lasting relationship with God through Jesus Christ, then isn't it about time that we started to practice what the Bible says. Then we can have that fellowship with God that He is longing for with His children.

We here at the Otter Creek Christian Church welcome the opportunity to help you build that relationship. We invite everyone to any or all of our services, Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., Worship at 10:40 a.m., Tuesday Women's Bible at 10 a.m.

You may contact the church at 446-5300. To talk to Pastor Steve, call 446-4007. After 5 p.m. call 812-249-1715. If you are in need of prayer, don't hesitate to call.

Special events at OCCC. On Oct. 15, at 7 p.m., Beyond The Ashes from Nashville, Tenn. will be here to share their ministry of music with us that God has so richly blessed them with. A free-will offering will be taken for the group.

Oct. 16, at 10:40 a.m., will be our Homecoming Service with a pitch-in dinner following the service. Please come and help us celebrate.

Hayride and wiener roast Friday, Oct. 21.

Please pray for our military men and women and their families, our country and our leaders, those that need a job, our churches and their pastors. Until we meet again by way of this article or in person, may God richly bless you and your family.

Center Point United Methodist Church

The Center Point Fall Festival went well. It was a beautiful day for it. Our mission presentation was enjoyed by many people who showed up to hear the details of our Haiti trip. We are preparing the Christmas bags for Haiti. Tomorrow is the last day to bring in items (or donate cash) for this shipment. They will be taken to Greencastle Wednesday.

So, you can see September has been a busy time. Isn't that the way it goes? There is always something to do. We just need to listen for God's direction so that we are doing what best fits His plan.

Pastor Bob Kumpf has a message planned for tomorrow that touches on that very thing. He said, "The message this week is from Luke 8 verses 19-21 and is titled 'Bind Us Together.' The message is about being the Church, the family of God, and what that has meant to believers in the past, today and for tomorrow. It is a call for action and participation in being the body of believers that is the Church."

When God gives us a call He also gives us directions. We just have to be still and listen. Spend time with Him and He will show us the way.

Join us tomorrow. Be a part of the body of Christ. Be blessed and be a blessing to others.

First Baptist Church

Welcome to the services at First Baptist Church on south Walnut Street. You can start the morning with donuts, juice, milk or coffee on this Donut Fellowship Sunday. Come early before 9:30 a.m. Sunday Schools you have time to enjoy the fellowship. Worship begins at 10:30, with Pastor Mark Thompson. The choir will have a Call to Worship then Ted Harmon and Jason Wendell Rushlow will lead the congregational music.

A nursery is available for both services. Elementary students may be dismissed from the sanctuary for KidMo, an interactive children's service. KidMo has a website if you would like to know more about the program or you are invited to attend with your child.

Sunday evening begins at 5:30 p.m., with Youth and AWANA. All teens are invited to attend the Youth while AWANA is for 3-yr.-olds through 5th grade. It is a full evening of music, lessons, games and a light meal. Dismissal is at 7 p.m.

Adults also have a service in the sanctuary beginning at 6 p.m. Choir practice is at 7:15.

All teen girls are invited to a Bible Study at 7:30 on Tuesday evening w/ Mrs. Stacey Thompson. Encourage a young lady in your neighborhood or family to attend.

Wednesday is Through the Bible Study continuing the book of Acts. They meet at 12:15 in the fellowship room.

The deacons will meet in the Conference Room at 7 p.m., Wednesday evening.

The Rock Service is a time of worship for all believers, but especially for those individuals and families who were not able to attend Sunday services and those interested in discovering what our church is like. The music begins at 7 p.m., with guitarist Jason Wendell and message by Rev. Mark Thompson. There is a nursery and KidMo for the children.

We always look forward to seeing you in our services and especially want to welcome newcomers. Call for information at 448-8112. Remember we have an elevator for your convenience.

Peniel United Methodist Church

Here we are at the end of September - fall is upon us and with it all the Festival Activities! Before you know it, it will be time for our Beef and Turkey Dinner! So get your crafts ready and plan on lending a helping hand to cook all that good food! November is just around the corner!

It was good to see Pastor Pippin and Judy back from their trip to Alabama. His message this Sunday will be "Will Our Children Have Faith?" and for the children - "An Important Day!"

This Thursday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m., will be Family Night in the Fellowship Hall at the Church. Everyone is invited. There will be good food - everyone should bring a dish to share, and good fellowship.

Items needed by the Food Pantry are soups.

Join us for Sunday School at 9:45, and Church Services at 10:45. For more information contact Pastor Pippin at 812- 443-8489. We are located on Kennedy Crossing Road, Brazil.

Union United Methodist Church

Union United Methodist Church will celebrate on Sunday. Our annual Sunday School Picnic will kick off at 10 a.m., outdoors on the new shelter house on the church grounds. There will be a brief worship service, followed by meetings of the many Sunday School classes. Then we will reassemble together as our District Superintendent, Rev. Judi Purvis, leads us in the dedication of the new shelter. Then, of course, we will eat and play and enjoy the great day together. And you are invited!

Come and join with us on this special day in the life of Union United Methodist Church as we celebrate the achievement of which we have dreamed for so long--the shelter house right on the church grounds. The shelter is the product of many, many gifts given in memory of beloved members including Beryl and Mary Moore, Don Wegner, Dave Stigler and Bob Scharf; the shelter is also the fruit of the labor of so many men and women of the congregation and community of faith that it would be impossible to even try to name them all. We invite you to come and see what God has done, through us, in creating this facility.

Union United Methodist Church is a welcoming congregation, a community of open hearts, open minds and open doors. Normally, we gather for Sunday School at 9:30, on Sunday morning; we have classes for each age group, including four adult classes to choose from. Then we meet for worship at 10:30, and our worship services are a blend of traditional and contemporary music and messages. We have activities for youth and for children, and our entire congregation is very missions-oriented, so that there is work for everyone to participate in.

We invite you, encourage you, and look forward to seeing you soon.

Carbon Baptist Church

Chris Lee, our youth pastor, has resigned. He was here for five years and had a wonderful ministry. He feels the leading of the Lord in a new direction. May God bless him and his family as they follow his lead. When God closes one door he will always open another. Thank you for your dedication and service. You will be missed.

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 may come for a short time or stay for the whole hour. There will be someone there to pray with you or you may pray alone if you chose.

Wednesdays are Praise and Worship practice at 6 p.m., and cell groups at 7 p.m.

Ladies Ministry will meet at the home of Diana Lancaster on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. If you need a ride, the car pool meets at 6 p.m., in the church parking lot.

Our executive board will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., in the fellowship hall.

Have a great week.

Community Missionary Church

Brother Thomas opened with Hebrew 11:1-16, faith is dead without works and faith is dead without giving. We are talking about good works. You may be a great man, a great dad; it's expected of you. That's good, because you have a faith in God, your life has changed. There is only one God and Jesus is his son. We can't soft soap around and compromise our beliefs with any others who don't believe in our Lord and Saviour. Love God with all your being, your heart, mind and pray regularly that your life will grow each day and if you have not changed, you will not grow.

Have the faith of Abram. Would you be willing to pick up and go where God would want you to go? Moses and Aaron led the people out of bondage. They walked with God and led their people across the great body of water, on dry land. God was merciful and saw to their needs.

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

All is invited to 21 W. Pinckley St., Brazil.

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