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Church News

Friday, October 7, 2011

Bee Ridge Church

Saturday, Oct. 22 the Fall Party and Hay Ride will begin 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, the Bee Ridge Thanksgiving Dinner will be from 4-7 p.m. at Kennedy's Crossing Bingo Center. Watch for more details soon.

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.

Bridgeton Baptist Church

The Bridgeton Baptist Church will be having a gospel sing Tuesday and Thursday during the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival.

On Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m., Firm Foundation will perform, and Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m., Homeward Bound will perform.

The church will have a hospitality tent open daily, from 9 a.m. -- 4 p.m., with coffee, hot chocolate, lemonade, water and homemade cookies available.

Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m., with Worship Service at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. is AWANA, and Evening Service is 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Bible Study is Wednesday's at 6:30 p.m.

Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church

Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church, County Road 250 West and 200 North, is having our annual Homecoming Oct. 9.

The worship service begins at 10:30 and will feature the Bernhardt's, of Indianapolis and also Jack Roberts from Mt. Pleasant UMC in Terre Haute.

We will have a wonderful dinner together after services. Please feel free to come and bring your family. Everyone is invited to attend.

For more information, call Pastor Laura Smith at 812-894-2974 or blessedlsmith@aol.com.

Carbon United Methodist Church

We had our annual wiener roast yesterday evening at the church. There's nothing like cooking a hot dog over an open fire on a crisp, pleasant evening. One can understand why fire was so important to so many religions in the past.

There is something mesmerizing about simply staring into a fire, isn't there? So much of my life has been spent around a campfire, and I still love it. You can have your spas and pedicures and massages if you like, but I will choose being smokey, dirty, and warm (on one side at least) by a camp fire any day.

The Town & Country United Men will meet at our church Saturday, Oct. 22, for their monthly prayer breakfast. This is a very worthy organization of all men who raise money during the year so they can contribute to at least ten different charities in the area. They meet monthly for breakfast, devotions, a short business meeting, and sometimes a guest speaker.

If you men have not been to one of their meetings, try it out. I'm sure they would welcome you with warm friendship.

Remember, worship is at 9:30 now. Although it seemed quite early at first, we are adjusting to it quite well and most of us like it. Come see for yourself. The church needs you, and you need the church.

Eastside Christian Church

Last Sunday was the celebration of our church being 35-years-old. We had hoped more would be with us to celebrate this anniversary, but we want to thank those that were with us.

Brother George Hewitt, who was pastor at the church for nine years, was our guest speaker. What a blessing it was to hear him in the pulpit. George and Beverly, thank you so much for being with us. Paul and Ann's daughter, Paula Martin, provided a very beautiful testimony and special music. Thank you, Paula.

Ron and Becky Long came forward and transferred their membership to Eastside. A delicious fellowship meal was served immediately following the service.

The church board meeting was held Thursday evening at 7 p.m. following a ladies' meeting at 6.

Substitute teachers are needed for grades 4-6. If you would like to get involved in teaching, please let Jayme know.

October is Pastor Appreciation Month, so we want to let Pastor Bill know how much we appreciate him and Jan.

Remember to keep praying every day. Our church believes in the power of prayer, so if you need prayer, please let us know, and we will be happy to put you in our prayers. And if you are not attending church anywhere else, please come be with us. Great things are taking place at Eastside, and we would love for you to come and be involved. Why not start tomorrow?

With the holidays coming up, there will be lots going on in our church. It would be great if you would come and have a great time with us. God loves you!

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) teachers this week are Brad, Kim and Connor Hapenny.

5 p.m. AWANA; 7 p.m. Evening Service

Tuesday at 2 p.m. Ladies Nursing Home Ministries at Exceptional Living

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

Thursday at 9:45 a.m. Ladies Bible Study

The message for this week is "What Kind of Gospel?" 1 Thessalonians 1:5 "Because our gospel came to you not simply with words, but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction. You know how we lived among your for your sake."

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.

Our trip to the Creation Museum was an inspiring time for each of us. Some of us had been there before, but it is such a teaching experience we all can say that we learned something we hadn't noticed before. A trip worth taking.

Last week's question: Jesus likened His feelings for Jerusalem to a henwho gathers her young under her wings. The answer is in Matthew 23:37. This week's question is:Every cause has a leader, who was the leader of Revival in Nineveh? The answer is in Matthew 12, email me your answer pmann228@hotmail.com by Wednesday.

Did you know that if you spend 65 a day on a soda seven days a week, 365 days a year, you are spending $237.25

Luke 2:10 "But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people."

Have a blessed week.

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.

Peniel United Methodist Church

We appreciate the beautiful fall we are having plus so many visitors last Sunday, what a great combination! Everyone had the opportunity to go home with a full stomach and the satisfaction of helping the "Habitat for Humanity" cause. Overheard at the dinner was this quote: "Those ladies sure can cook!"

That is so true and come Nov. 5, the kitchen will be a beehive of activity again. The annual "Turkey and Beef Dinner" will take place. Lots of salads, pies, cakes etc. are needed, plus volunteers to bake those turkeys!

Sign up as soon as possible. Come and help, if you are new it's a good time to get acquainted!

The Christmas Cantata practice has already begun, plus there was both choir practice and the Church Bell Ensemble practice.

This Sunday the need at the Food Pantry is canned fruits and vegetables. Shoe box donations are also needed and don't forget those box tops.

The scripture and message will be given by our guest speaker, Kathy White.

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

Center Point United Methodist Church

Pastor Bob Kumpf says, This Sunday the message is taken from Philippians 4:1-9 and is titled 'Be Filled'. In our lesson we hear Paul writing to the Church at the Roman colony of Philippi out of concern for their unity.

Something is working to cause division among the people. But rather than pointing fingers and calling out the faults and shortcomings of anyone, Paul manages to get involved in a way that preserves the integrity and honor of all involved.

As the pastor to this congregation, he steers them away from the squabbles and tensions over 'the small stuff' and keeps them focused on the one thing that is the 'main thing' and that is the peace that God provides through His grace."

"The small stuff". Isn't that what we all have trouble with? If we look at everything through the eyes of faith we can recognize the small stuff in our lives. As we draw closer to the holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas, we have another opportunity to focus on the things that matter most.

It is too bad that we often times neglect the things that matter most until times like holidays, times of trial, etc. turn us back to those thoughts. The scripture for tomorrow reminds us to pray, rejoice and think. Not just any old thoughts.

Verse 8 tells us to dwell on what is true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, commendable and morally excellent. It boggles my mind how we can get sidetracked and forget to consider those things. But, sidetracked we do become. So, thank God, He reminds us what we need. Him!

As always, you are invited to join us tomorrow for Sunday School, which starts at 9:30 a.m., and worship services start at 10:30.

Be a part of the Body of Christ. Be blessed and be a blessing to others.

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Our Church is located at 19 North Alabama Street with Father Harold Rightor officiating. For more information, call 448-1901 or email: annunciationchurch@msn.com. News or articles for this column should be emailed to: boilerfanburk@aim.com

Mass schedule is Saturday, 6:30 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Tuesday 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 9 a.m.

Our sympathy is extended to the family of Josephine Jean Cassidy who passed from this life Oct. 4. Eternal Peace is hers now with our Lord in Heaven. Funeral arrangements are in Florida.

Thank you to all that attended the National Life Chain this past Sunday. What a great turnout to defend our most precious resource, our children! Mark Meyers has posted pictures on our Facebook page. Thanks, Mark!

And, speaking of Facebook, why not join our Facebook page? We are really easy to find ... Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. There are postings from many parishioners about lots of topics. We'll be looking for your friends request ... and we will accept you!

The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet on Oct. 19 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. For more information, contact Dawn at 446-2758. Anyone that knits, crochets or sews is welcome and anyone that wants to learn is welcome also! Join this great group for lots of fun and fellowship.

If you are interested in cantering or practicing singing of the new Mass parts, please call the office. Times can be set up to meet your busy schedule.

Donations are still being accepted for the hardback hymnals with the A, B, C year readings. Dedication sheets are in the back of the Church or you can stop by the office. Don't miss the opportunity to dedicate a hymnal for your special someone.

The Indiana Catholic Men's Conference is taking place Oct. 29 at the Indiana Convention Center. Call 317-924-3982 with questions or check out www.indianacatholicmen.com for more information.

The Archdiocese of Indianapolis is asking for adult volunteers to assist with the National Catholic Youth Conference Nov. 17-19. The conference will be held at the Lucas Oil Stadium and the Indiana Convention Center.

To register as a volunteer: www.archindy.org/youth.ncycVolunteer.htm.... How exciting to participate in an event with so many young Catholics!

Anyone wishing to join the Confirmation Preparatory Classes needs to call the Parish office for information. Classes are beginning soon. Don't miss out!

Remember to pray for those on our prayer list, those in nursing homes or homebound and those less fortunate than us. Pray for our serviceman, veterans and law enforcement that they will continue to keep our country and our community safe. Pray for eternal peace for those already departed.

Do we welcome visitors to our Parish? Of course, the answer is yes. But, do we really make visitors feel welcome? As you attend Mass, look around to see if you happen across an unfamiliar face. Then, try your best to seek out this person and introduce yourself.

Just a few minutes of your time can make not only a lasting impression on a visitor, but might even bring that visitor back to our Parish again.

A warm smile and kind word can go a long way. Why not greet everyone you encounter in the same manner. It will not only brighten their day, but may even brighten yours!

"All of us must appear before Christ, to be judged by Him. Each one will receive what he deserves." 2 Corinthians 5:10. Keep this in mind as you go about your daily lives ...

Blessings To You.

Otter Creek Christan Church

Have you given thanks to The Lord above for everything today? No matter what kind of day weather wise, we still have the SONshine in our hearts if we have accepted Christ as our Savior, some of us just have not notified our faces of the good and glorious things GOD has done in our lives therefore we cannot share that wonderful love with others.

Think about it, if you go around with a frown all day and grouchy and angry words come from your mouth how can anyone know the difference between a person who loves the LORD and one who doesn't. Does your speech betray OUR HEAVENLY FATHER? Show appreciation for what HE has done in your life by "Paying it Forward" (being good to others even if they don't reciprocate.

Speaking of Appreciation, did you realize this is "Pastor Appreciation Month"?

There really should not have to be a day or month set aside for this but in our world anything to cash in on what should be an everyday thing is what it's about.

Why not let your pastor know how much you appreciate what he or she does for you and The LORD every now and then. Not only should we tell them but we should tell our missionaries, both are there doing a service for The LORD to spread the GOOD NEWS of JESUS.

Have you read 1st Thessalonians 5? verse 12 says "Now we ask you, brothers, to respect those who work hard among you, who are over you in the LORD and who admonish you. [13] Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other. [14] And we urge you, brothers, warn those who are idle, encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with everyone. [15] Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else. [16] Be joyful always; [17] Pray continually; [18] give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. [19] Do not put our the Spirits fire; [20] do not treat prophecies with contempt. [21] Test everything. Hold onto the good. [22] Avoid every kind of evil. [23] May God himself, The God of peace sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our LORD JESUS CHRIST. [24] The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.

Special events at OCCC: Today at 8 a.m. is the Men's Prayer Breakfast.

On Oct. 15, at 7 p.m., Beyond The Ashes from Nashville, Tenn. will be here to minister to us in music and testimony. A freewill offering will be taken to help support the group.

On Oct. 16, Homecoming Sunday, Lyle Monnett will bring the morning message with a pitch-in dinner after the service.

On October 21, at 6 p.m., Hayride/wiener roast at the church.

We at Otter Creek invite you to come join us for fellowship at 6299 N. Crow St. Brazil, Sunday Study begins at 9:30 a.m. and Worship at 10:40 a.m.

You can contact us at any of the following numbers Pastor Steve after 4 p.m., 812-249-1715 or 446-4007. Sandy will take a message for him. or call her at 443-6007 Wednesday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Just a reminder that today may be the only time you have to accept the LORD Jesus Christ as your Savior, DON'T PUT IT OFF!

Pray for your pastor and our area churches, our country, armed; service personnel and ALL the men and women who serve our community daily. Don't judge them until you've walked a mile in their shoes.

Until we meet again either by way of this printed page or in person, May God be with you.

First Baptist Church

Welcome to the services at First Baptist Church on South Walnut Street, just two blocks south of Riddell bank. We look forward to having you study and share with us during Sunday School.

Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m., and if you come early there is coffee ready and a chance to visit.

Morning worship starts at 10:30. Pastor Mark Thompson will bring the message.

The choir will lead in the Call to Worship and music will be lead by Tim Grindle and Jason Rushlow.

An adult staffed nursery is provided. Elementary aged children are invited to attend a children's service following praise and prayer time.

You are invited back for evening services beginning at 5:30 with Youth and AWANA. Adult Evening Service is at 6 p.m., followed by 7:15 choir practice.

Teen Girls' Bible Study meets with Mrs. Stacey Thompson at 7:30, on Tuesday.

Wednesday Bible Study is at 12:15, led by the pastor. We will gather in the fellowship room.

Wednesday evening will have committee meetings at 6 p.m. followed by the Business Meeting at 7 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend.

The 13th will be the monthly American Baptist Women's Meeting at noon in the fellowship room. All ladies are encouraged to attend.

Thursday evening The ROCK service of praise, prayer, and worship begins at 7 p.m. It is a wonderful alternative or addition to the Sunday programs especially if you cannot attend on Sunday.

Remember this is World Mission Offering Month. We hope you are considering a love gift for our missionaries and the programs they administer and to have them in your prayers especially this month. There are opportunities to get to know them more personally through the internet.

www.internationalministries.org is a site that opens a vast store of information about American Baptist world mission programs.

October is also Pastor Appreciation Month. Some are already preparing their shoeboxes for the Operation Christmas Child that will be brought in during November.

Also remember we need your help with the Christmas in the Park Parade float and Trunk or Treat that will be held in our parking lot during Halloween. Remember that with all we do, God is to be glorified! Let His light shine through you.

Phone 448-8112 for additional information and we'll see you Sunday!

Christian Women's Club of Terre Haute

The Christian Women's Club of Terre Haute invites you and your friends to a "Life Is Full of Surprises" luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 11 a.m., at MCL Meeting Room, Meadows Shopping Center, Terre Haute.

Luncheon is at 11 a.m., on your own. Tickets are $3.

The special feature will be by Polly Jeffers with "Wabash Valley Care Management." Music will be provided by Natalie Garland and Jared May, Terre Haute.

The speaker for the evening will be Mari Mayborn, Macombe, Ill.

Reservations are necessary by Friday, Oct. 14. Call Joy at 812-235-4361.

Terre Haute after 5

You are invited to attend Terre Haute after 5 October event on Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 6:30-8:15 p.m., at Providence Center, St. Mary-of-the-Woods.

Tickets are $14 inclusive.

Feature for the evening is Dale Luchsinger, former librarian, will tell us about the Reflection Pool at St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Speaker will be Mari Mayborn, Macombe, Ill., with "Taken by Surprise." Vocalist will be Brenda McQueen.

November's event will be on Nov. 15, with the annual auction conducted by Johnny Swalls, and December's event will be Dec. 13 with Vera Velk's "From saddle shoes to flip flops: In step with the generations."

For more information or tickets, call Carolyn at 812-299-1046 or Joretta at 812-877-9633.

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Ken Thomas opened with prayer after greeting all visitors and the congregation. Peg Parksey led the congregational singing. The special number was sang by Travis Terril whom sang, "Beulah Land." This song speaks of being home-sick for heaven and the longing to go there. No sad goodbyes will be spoken there.

Brother Thomas opened with the statement that God put a restraint on satan. If he hadn't, Brother Thomas said that many of us just wouldn't make it. Some may have gotten up "from the wrong side of bed" and find the rest of the day went badly too. Some may have gotten all cheery and it just seemed that everything went smoothly and cheery, also.

When things go wrong take up your cross daily and find strength in Christ daily through waking up in prayer to him. Being a child of God does not relieve you of neck pain, back pain, cancer or any of the many illnesses out there.

But he does give us a strength that passes all understanding, if we just give him the opportunity.

Some people might say, "I know just how you feel." You look at them and say, "no, you don't." How can anyone but the Lord know how you really feel.

You have things happen to you for a reason. Maybe God wants you to help someone else. You don't know what kind of Christian you are until you've gone through a trial.

When people look at us, they should see the beauty of Christ in us. The light of Christ should be shining for all to see. Most people seeing that "something" will know you and what you stand for. Christ wants to have that relationship with us, and to gather together with others in fellowship.

Many times we are spoiled. We've not had to go through some of those trials.

Some of you have older brothers and sisters, they always took your part when push comes to shove. Jesus is something like that older brother or sister.

"Eph 6:10-18 Put on the whole Armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil."

You don't forget to put both shoes on as it's a part of your dress. You put on all your clothes to go out into the world every day.

The thing about God's Armour is that one size fits all. When folks start thinking about your life and ask why me? No one can separate us from the love of God, nothing and no one except, me.

Why did God send Jesus to die for us? Because he loved us so much.

Pastor closed and the congregation took communion this morning and we are left with this thought, "If God is for us, who can be against us?"

Visitors are invited to join us for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m., and Evening Service at 6 p.m.

We are located at 21 W. Pinckley St., Brazil. Plenty of parking space and little ones are welcome. We are starting collecting for our Christmas shoe box project this month.

Ladies Bible Study is Wednesday's at 6 p.m. All are welcome.



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