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Church News

Friday, November 4, 2011

Union United Methodist Church

The Union United Methodist Women are having a Quilt Show, Saturday, Nov. 12, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The show will take place at the Union United Methodist Church, located at 780 E. CR 600 N., Brazil. The church is 1.7 miles east of State Road 59 (on Airport Road). Admission is $1.

There will be a Potato Bar, freewill donation, and pie will be $1 per slice. Come to enjoy viewing the beauty and history of the displayed bed quilts, plus baby quilts, wall hangings, table toppers, quilted clothing and framed quilted items.

Anyone who would want to enter a quilt or quilted item in the show, please contact Sandy Bell at 812-241-8225 or email her at wbell@iendeavor.com.

All entries must be submitted Monday, Nov. 7, between 4-7 p.m. at Union United Methodist church, 780 East, CR 600 North, Brazil, 47834.

Prairie City United Methodist Church

We are glad to have this opportunity to share with you how God is blessing us at Prairie City United Methodist Church. We are located three quarters of a mile east of SR 59 on SR 42.

We would like to extend a warm and loving welcome to all who would like to worship the Lord with us on Sunday morning. Our weekly Bible Study starts at 9:30 a.m. and worship follows immediately after, at 10:30 a.m. This Sunday we will be sharing in communion during worship. All are welcome to join us at the Lord's Table to share in the New Covenant Jesus gave us.

We are currently in the middle of putting together shoeboxes for children overseas and Thanksgiving baskets for needy families.

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it is a perfect time of year to sit down with our loved ones and truly share what it is that we are thankful for. It's hard to get caught up in the problems of everyday life when we are aware of how much we are truly blessed.

Always remember there are other people less fortunate than ourselves, and when we see these people, we should lend a helping hand if we can. God bless you always ... See you on Sunday.

Cory Zion Church

The annual Cory Zion Church Turkey Supper will be Saturday, Nov. 12, from 4-8 p.m., at the Family Life Center next to the church.

Cost is just a free will offering. Carry out is available and delivery within the Cory area.

The Bake Sale and Craft fair will be on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., in the Family Life Center located next to the church. There will be homemade donuts in the morning as well as plenty of baked goodies and crafts. Along with embroidery, candles, rugs, jewelry, Christmas decor, girls can get feathers in their hair, hair ribbons and tutu's and girly stuff in one booth. As an added fundraiser for the church, a fully decorated Christmas tree will be raffled.

Mt. Calvary United Methodist

Mt. Calvary United Methodist has a great study in the book of James at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday.

We have worship service at 10:30 and the sermon will be based on I Thessalonians 2nd chapter.

We also have a 12-step group that meets every first and fourth Monday evening at 7 p.m. It is called In Christ I Can and very helpful for all who have any kinds of hurts or habits and pain they are dealing with. All are welcome.

There is a weight loss group meeting each Thursday evening at 6:45, with Nancy Eversole leading the group.

We are a church were you are at home the moment you walk in. Christ is waiting on you to come and worship with us.

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

Center Point United Methodist Church

Don't forget to set your clocks back an hour tonight, or in the morning. If you don't you will be wondering where everyone is when you get to church!

Can you believe it? It's the first Sunday in November! Just three Sundays and we will start the Advent season.

Ashboro UMC, our sister church, hosted an alternative Halloween party here at our family life center Monday evening. They did a wonderful job of providing different activities for the children. There was a nice turnout for the games and snacks available. The children seemed to enjoy every part of the event. Hopefully, they will be able to make this a yearly gathering.

Tomorrow we will celebrate All Saints Day in remembrance of those who have been called home to heaven this past year. Pastor Bob Kumpf will be bringing a message titled "Belonging." Ephesians 2:19-20 is the text for the message. Bob said, "The message goes along with the theme of what it means to be called the Church and how each is called to be a member of the Body of Christ."

You are welcome to join us for Sunday School and worship services. Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m. The B.A.S.I.C. class is starting a four week study of the book by Philip Yancey, Rumours of Another World. Join us for that and stay for worship at 10:30 a.m. Be a part of the Body of Christ. Be blessed and be a blessing.

Carbon United Methodist Church

Last weekend, my son and granddaughter from Missouri came home specifically to help me get things prepared for winter. I had a "honey-do" list a mile long of things that I was unable to do myself, and with their help, we had them all done by noon Saturday! It would have taken me weeks to do it all IF I could have physically done everything. I thank God for my loving family and only wish that they all lived a little bit closer.

Tomorrow, Nov. 6, our guest speaker will be Mary Jo Archer. She always has a great message--one that you can take home and think about all week. Come on over and hear her.

We will have our annual Thanksgiving Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 13, at 12:30, at the church. Bring a dish and join us.

Then on Thursday, Nov. 17, we will be hosting our annual joint Harvest Service with the Carbon Church of the Nazarene. It will start at 7 p.m.

My family is making plans for Thanksgiving already, and I am sure yours is too. Some of my family will come home, but some will be going to Florida to see a new grandbaby (great-grandbaby to me). I am really getting excited about it already. Pray for good weather.

Our Worship Service is from 9:30-10:30 a.m. these days. You will be out of church before all the eating places open for lunch, so come join us in worshipping our Lord and Savior.

Harmony/Lena United Methodist Church

The book of Revelation can be a very frightening read. That is unless you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.

This week we will be reading Chapter 15, The Final Song. Throughout the book of Revelation, John paints a word picture of songs that culminates in Chapter 15 with the singing of the song of Moses. How many times have we read from the book of Exodus with the nation of Israel singing God's praises as Pharaoh's army has been destroyed and the lands the Israelites will be entering will be cleared for the advance of God's chosen people. As the final seven judgments are released, God is preparing the way for the new universe and our salvation. Jesus will come again in glory and we can have victory in Jesus as the saints in heaven finish the Moses song and begin to sing the song of the Lamb. Come join us this Sunday for fellowship and worship.

There is one change this week's service times. Lena will be worshiping at 9 a.m. with Sunday school to follow. Harmony will be serving their annual Jonah fish fry, from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., with worship service at 4 p.m. Prices for the Jonah fish fry this year is $8 for adults, $4 for children over 3. The funds from this event will be used to support the missions of Harmony UMC.

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: Becky Proffitt and Mandi Eldridge.

5 p.m. AWANA and NO 7 p.m. Evening Service

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

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

AWANA NEWS: The Cubbies completed their challenge by passing 25 sections over four weeks and will be rewarded with a trip to Bogeys. The Sparks are the next club to be challenged. Our Fall party was this past week. We roasted hot dogs, had games and a jumping castle and enjoyed a hay ride. Winners of our costume contest were: Prettiest: Kenzi Reyher and Emma. Most Heroic: Kainen Rehyer-soldier, Most Original: Jonathon Bradford-Hobo, Ugliest Ben Hapenny-old man.

Looking ahead to Nov. 15 -- There will be a night of fellowship and the making of noodles. The idea is FELLOWSHIP. Women and men will come together to make noodles. Everyone who comes will take some noodles home with them.

We will probably have some left for the Thanksgiving baskets that will be delivered on Saturday, Nov. 19.

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.

Last week's question: Who is the only person who knows when Jesus' return is? The father. The answer is in Matthew 24:36 This week's question is: What occupation did Jesus like the judgment to? The answer is in Matthew 25. Send your answer to pmann228@hotmail.com by Wednesday.

Luke 2:14 "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."

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: 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

On Saturday, Nov. 5, the annual "Turkey/Roast Beef Supper and Bazaar" will be held at the Church. Let your friends and family know about it! It is always a great meal with such a variety of salads and desserts, plus home made noodles, real mashed potatoes and all the "fixings."

The cost is $10 for adults (which includes beverages and desserts), children under 12 years of age are $4 and those under 6 are free. What a nice family outing! Lots of volunteer hours go into making this not only one of the Church's best fund raisers, but so delicious. See you there!

Recently a pitch-in dinner was held with $300 being donated to the Habitat for Humanity.

The scripture this Sunday is : 1st. John 3:1-3

Pastor Pippin's message is "For All the Saints."and for the children - "That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles!"

This being the first Sunday of the month, Communion will be served to those who wish to partake.

Items needed for the Food Pantry are cereals.

Everyone is welcome to join us for Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and Church Services at 10:45 a.m.

We are located on Kennedy Crossing Rd., Brazil.

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

Bee Ridge Church

Upcoming events:

Saturday, Nov. 12: Bee Ridge Thanksgiving Dinner from 4-7 p.m., at Kennedy's Crossing Bingo Center. Thanksgiving Dinner with all the trimmings ... Free Will Offering will be accepted with all the proceeds going to a local charity. Please plan to join us for great food and fellowship.

Friday, Nov. 23: The annual Christmas Parade in downtown Brazil. Watch for the Bee Ridge Church Float in the parade. Some of us will be on the float. This is always a fun time for all.

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 e-mail: jeffbwater@yahoo.com. Hope to see you this Sunday.

Otter Creek Christian Church

God knows who we really are -- sinners by nature and practice. Before salvation, we were actively rebelling against His authority and pursuing our own way. Yet He loved us so much that He sent His Son to sacrifice His life in payment for the sin debt we owed (John 3:16). God's love for us is a compelling reason to obey Him in all things.

Christ demonstrated what a life of obedience looks like. He regularly withdrew from the crowds to spend time in prayer and thereby discover God's will. Jesus sought to please His Father in everything He did--and wanted the world to recognize that to obey demonstrates love (John 14:31).

Both the Old and New Testaments provide examples of this principle. David lived an imperfect life, but God knew the king was wholeheartedly committed to Him (1 Kings 15:5). David declared, "I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your Law is within my heart" (Ps. 40:8). And the apostle Paul was single-minded for Jesus (Phil. 3:13-14). However, before his conversion, he persecuted Jewish believers (1 Cor. 15:9).

These two men experienced God's forgiving love firsthand, which motivated them to actively pursue His will. And our heavenly Father knows that none of us can live perfectly, so He wants His children to let the Holy Spirit help them obey.

A life of obedience requires a mind that is focused on the Lord and His plan, a heart committed to following Him, and a will that is surrendered to His authority. It consists of many daily decisions to deny self, resist temptation and choose His way. How strong is your desire to carry out His will?

We would have a better life in this present world if we would learn to deny self and look to Jesus and listen to the Holy Spirit when He speaks to us about the will of the Father. We need to be still and know that He is God.

We here at the Otter Creek Christian Church invite you to come and experience the Love that God has for you. Our services are as follows: Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and Worship at 10:40 a.m. We have a Tuesday Women's Bible study at the home of Mary Bowden at 10 a.m. If you would to contact Pastor Steve, you can call the church at 446-5300 and leave message, Pastor's home at 446-4007, or cell 249-1715 after 4 p.m.

Special happenings at OCCC. Saturday, Nov. 12, at 8 a.m. Men's prayer Breakfast - Friday, Nov. 18, at 6 p.m. Thanksgiving pitch-in dinner at the church.

Please pray for the upcoming elections in the city of Brazil. Please get out there and VOTE. Until we meet again by way of this article or in person, may God richly bless you and your family. See ya at church Sunday.

First Baptist Church

Welcome in the first Sunday of November with us at First Baptist on South Walnut. You will have had an extra hour of sleep this morning and ready to do something extra ordinary, so do that with us. Sunday School begins at 9:30, with classes for all ages. If you come early enough there is coffee or milk to start you off. The bulletin board is full of pertinent information to let you see at a glance many of the ministries of FBC and take time to look at our missionaries display.

Morning worship begins at 10:30, with the choir, directed by Shirley Hinton, opening the service. Cheryl Riddell and Tim Grindlewill be leading the music and Pastor Mark Thompson will bring the message. This is Communion Sunday, a very special time of worship and reflection.

An adult-staffed nursery is provided. There is a program of children's worship following communion.

Youth and AWANA begin at 5:30, with a large group of adults leading the activities and studies. An adult Bible Study and Reflection begins at 6 p.m. Choir practice is at 7:15. You are invited to choir practice as they are preparing for the holiday celebrations.

Tuesday evening at 7:30, the Teen Girls' Bible Study meets with Mrs. Stacey Thompson. All girls of the community are invited.

The 12:15 Wednesday Bible Study meets in the fellowship room continuing the study of Acts with the travels of Paul and the growth of Christianity.

American Baptist Women meet Thursday at noon for their project work, business and lunch.

The ROCK worship service is Thursday at 7 p.m. Worship and activities are also provided for the children.

The church is already making preparations for the 26th Annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner, on Nov. 24, at noon. If you would like to be surrounded by a spirit of caring and fellowship that day, plan on spending it with us. Call the church to make reservations. If you are a shut-in and will be alone that day, you may ask for a dinner to be delivered if you live in Brazil. Call the church office at 448-8112 for a reservation.

This Saturday was the first Christmas in the Park Christmas Parade work day. We are still accepting candy to be given out during the parade or you may like to help decorate the float.

Shoe boxes are still being brought to the church for Operation Christmas Child. Also the ABW are accepting listed gifts for the Dayton Baptist Mission.

Thank you to the hospitality committee and all those who provided trunks, treats, and Bible stories for all the children. Those helping may have been chilled to the bone, but it was a heart-warming experience. Thanks also for the donations made during our World Mission Campaign and Mission Dinner. We appreciate the meal and work of the committee and those who provided desserts.

Get that extra hour of sleep and we will see you Sunday morning!

Brazil First United Methodist Church

The long name for Halloween is "All Hallows Eve." It refers to the "eve" or evening before "All Saints Day," a day that is acknowledged or ignored in a variety of ways. Some churches used the day to honor all saints, "known and unknown." Some congregations in the United Methodist Church observe All Saints' Day on the first Sunday in November to remember loved ones who have died in the past 12 months.

Brazil First United Methodist Church has a tradition of reading the names of deceased people who have been members or constituents of the congregation. A brief statement is read about the person and a bell chimes in recognition of their resonating impact on the lives of the congregation. The All Saints affirmation will take place during both traditional at 9 a.m., and contemporary at 11 a.m. services, this Sunday.

Next Friday, Nov. 11, is Veterans Day. On the following Sunday, we will acknowledge those who have served in the U.S. military. It will be a great time to thank a veteran for his or her service to our country. During the same worship service, we will be sharing together in financial stewardship and many will fill out an estimate of giving card to support the ministries of the church for the coming year.

Pastor Steve Loft encourages you to join them whenever possible, at 201 N. Meridian St., Brazil.

The Door Christian Fellowship Church

The Door Christian Fellowship Church will celebrate their sixth anniversary on Sunday, Nov. 6.

Barry W. Bayles will be the guest speaker. Barry began in ministry as a pastor in Radcliffe, Ky. and also was a Kentucky State policeman. Barry, his wife Dora and three children served as missionaries to Zambia for five years, pastoring a thriving church in Livingston and planting many churches throughout Zambia. Barry is now an evangelist out of The Door in Carbondale, Ill., and is a member of their police force. All this and Barry is not yet 40!

Services will be at 11 a.m., and 7 p.m., at The Door. We are located at 100 N. Forest Ave., Brazil.

The Door is Evangelistic, Pentecostal and patriotic. For more information, or transportation call 812-201-3966.

Brazil Nazarene Church

Greetings from the folks at the Brazil Nazarene Church.

We are so excited about our upcoming 'HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA' on Saturday, Nov. 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be 25 vendors. Just a few I'll mention are: Longaberger baskets, Lia Sophia, purses, jewelery, Avon, candy, baked goods, noodles and much, much more. Just come to the Nazarene Church Living Center on US 40 East and spend the day with us. You will not be disappointed.

All proceeds go to our Children's Klozet. We give free, stylish, clean clothing to any child in need and no questions are asked. This is for all children in our community. Cindy Wright is coordinator of the Klozet and works as a volunteer only.

You are welcome to join us for worship at 10 a.m., Sunday, Wednesday night service at 7 p.m., and Living Classes for all ages at 9 a.m., Sunday.

Rev. Gary Bechtel is our pastor.

Casual dress is appropriate. See our ad in the paper today for more information.

God bless you all, and have a great week.

Carbon Baptist Church

Hello from Carbon Baptist.

The speaker this week will be Rev. William Coker. Our church is so blessed to have him, while we seek a new pastor/leader for our loving church.

Wednesday evenings is our Praise and Worship practice, at 6 p.m., cell groups at 7 p.m., and prayer time at 7 p.m.

The Ladies Ministry will be selling "Community Days" coupon books for $5. These can be redeemed at Carsons (Elder-Beerman) on Friday, Nov. 11, and Saturday, Nov. 12. The profit will be used for the five children we sponsor through S.O.S. for Christmas. If you are interested, contact Char Chamberlain.

Have a great week.

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

Bethel United Methodist Church

The Bethel United Methodist Church will be having a Ham and Bean Dinner on Friday, Nov. 11, from 4-7 p.m., at the church.

Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children 6 and under. All dinners include drink and dessert.

All proceeds go toward Shop with a Cop.

The church is located at 924 E. Pinckley St., Brazil.

Terre Haute after 5

The November dinner event will be on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at Providence Center at St. Mary of the Woods. From 6-6:25 p.m., view and purchase baskets and baked goods. Dinner is 6:30-8:15 p.m.

Cost is $14 inclusive.

"A Tisket, A Tasket, come bide on a Basket," annual auction will be conducted by Auctioneer Johnny Swalls.

Vocalist will be Brenda McQueen. Speaker is Vera Velk, Darien, Ill., with "From Saddle shoes to flip flops: In step with the generations."

Reservations can be made with Joretta at 812-877-9633 or Mary 812-466-7401.

Christian Women's Club of Terre Haute

You are cordially invited to "See the World" luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m., at MCL Meeting Room, Meadows Shopping Center, Terre Haute. Cost is $3, with luncheon on your own.

Special feature is "Turner Air Land and Sea" with Annette Trotter, Terre Haute. Music is with Mary Sue Jackson, Brazil. Speaker is Vera Velk, Darien, Ill.

For reservations call Joy at 812-235-4361, by Friday, Nov. 11.

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Ken Thomas opened the service with greetings to the congregation and all visitors. He then asked for requests for prayer and prayed the opening prayer after which he turned the service over to Peg Parksey whom led the singing. It was so comfortable remembering Peg and her sister, Darlene Brown, Knightsville, singing "The family Bible," last week. We look forward to more of these singing ladies.

Sandra Jenkins then sang "He's the calm before the storm." Which was well received.

Brother Thomas then presented many parables citied throughout the Bible, speaking first about a young man that just couldn't wait to quit his father's house whereby he and his brother worked and had earned their "share" of the fathers fortune. The father was approached by the one son and wanted his inheritance NOW, and was so given, and he left his father's house and brother behind.

We find that he went through his share and was in a lowly state literally eating with the pigs. He came to realize that his future had been assured with his father and brother and dressed in rags and thinking all the negative thoughts that he was an outcast by his own choosing. He came walking back to his father's land. Seeing and recognizing the former lost son, the father ordered his servants to lay out a banquet that his son had returned and he ran to greet him and make him welcome.

You see, the lost son had realized that he had chose the wrong path and compared that of the sin life and wanted to return to his father's house and that of our Lord.

Another parable of the man with 100 sheep that lost one. He went for looking for "the one." Think about God and that we are his sheep. He doesn't want to lose any of us, but we have that choice as free moral agents. He looks for many ways that we may sin, but return to the flock.

The woman that lost a coin and she searched all over the house till she found it. When a person rebels against God, you become a slave to sin. He knows where we are and what we are doing and allows us to know of our wrongdoings, and still allows us to repent and make amends and return to him.

This process comes about through the "Holy Spirit." Jesus didn't just dine with the saints, he would go and be among the tax collectors and sinners.

Churches are not all made up of saints. That is why we have pastors, preachers and those that would walk among sinners and bring them to the Lord.

Community Missionary is located at 21 W. Pinckley St., Brazil. Sunday school is at 930 a.m., Morning Worship is at 10:30 a.m., and Evening service is at 6 p.m.

Everyone is invited to come and join us. Brother Ken will meet you at the door.

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Our Church is located at 19 North Alabama Street with Father Harold Rightor officiating. For information call: 812-448-1901 or email: annunciationchurch@msn.com. News or articles for this column should be emailed to: boilerfanburk@aim.com.

Mass schedule: 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.

We extend our prayers for eternal peace with our Lord to William Walter. He was buried from Annunciation on All Souls Day. And, our prayers go out to his family during this difficult time.

The Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time Liturgy teaches us: Jesus speaks to the scribes and Pharisees and points to a problem in the community: "They preach, but they do not practice". Jesus reminds us that His teaching is defined by our relationship with God and one another. We are to be learners and children of the "one Father in Heaven." We are to be humble servants of Christ and each other. How we are in our daily lives reveals how we truly are. This is a good time to evaluate our relationships with God, our families, friends and community. Are we happy with whom God will evaluate when it is our turn to enter Heaven? We never know when our time will expire on this earth; we should put forth our best in our daily lives now. People's willingness to serve each other lights the way to the God we are seeking.

A good friend recently came to me with a big smile on her face looking like she was ready to burst. She had news to share. She had cleaned closets, her garage and all around her home. And, the news, you're wondering? She filled a pick up truck with lots of good stuff and hauled it to the Food Pantry! The donation shed was empty when she arrived and filled completely when she left! And, knowing that I am an advocate of donating to the Food Pantry, the first person she wanted to share this with was me. She was happy and I was tickled pink. This proves a point. One person talking to another person about something good makes things happen. My friend paid attention and listened to what I was telling her. Help the less fortunate. She helped. A shining example of the Liturgy above: People's willingness to serve each other lights the way to the God we are seeking!

Congratulations to the winner of our Chili Cook-off on Oct. 22 ~ Martha Tempel. So many tasty pots to choose from! Start planning now for the next competition! Thanks to the Knights for sponsoring this event and for all that attended!!

Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast!!! Time for the long awaited Knights of Columbus breakfast! Join the Knights and fellow Parishioners after 8:30 Mass on Sunday for a festive meal and camaraderie. All proceeds will benefit the Rectory Kitchen Remodel Fund.

Lady Knights had an abundance of delicious treats at their bake sale. Thanks to all the talented bakers and to those that purchased treats! Proceeds will benefit the Parish Center Floor Fund.

Mass was a wee bit chilly on All Souls Day, but what a tremendously humbling experience. So many familiar names on stones; so many memories conjured up. A peaceful calm was felt as twenty some Parishioners said Mass for all of our faithful and dearly departed. If you haven't visited Rest Lawn lately, stop out. Precious Parish memories are there amongst all the stones. May all of our departed family and friends find eternal peace in Heaven.

The last window replacement in the Pre-School is scheduled to be installed on Wednesday. Thank you to all that participated in any way to accomplish this goal!

The Rectory will soon be ready for Father's return. Renovations are ahead of schedule -- kudos to everyone working on this project! The Rectory looks great and basically all that is left is cleaning. Stop over for a visit and see Father's new place!

The Cecilian Auditorium at St. Mary-of-the-Woods campus is the place to be on Thursday, Nov. 10. National Players will perform John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men." This show is free of charge and open to the general public. The performance is culture at an extremely inexpensive price. Don't miss out on this entertaining evening!

The Prayer Shawl Ministry will be meeting on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. Warm and cozy creations are being made for the homebound and nursing home residents. Join in this heartwarming activity! For more information about this Ministry, contact Dawn at 812-446-2758.

The Knights of Columbus will have a Eucharistic Adoration Service on Saturday, Nov. 19. Mass will begin at 9 a.m., followed by Exposition and Adoration to the Blessed Sacrament until the evening Mass. Volunteers are needed to be present at Church during this time. Please sign up in the back of the Church or call the Parish Office.

The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a blood drive and need your help! The Blood Mobile from the Indiana Blood Center will visit Annunciation Church on Nov. 19, from 1-4 p.m. To register for an advance appointment, visit the website: www.donorpoint.org. This is a worthy cause and none of us ever knows when we may need to use the blood bank. Make the Knights proud with your participation!

Green beans, soup, toothpaste, jelly, dish detergent, corn flakes, rice. Any of these look familiar to you? These are things most of us take for granted. They are always there when we need them. Some folks don't have it that easy.

The blue tote in the back of Church needs filled over and over and over again. This is the year to show our compassion and charity for our community.

Along with food items, personal hygiene and cleaning supplies are always needed. And, as the weather gets cooler and you inventory your warmer clothes and coats, any donations would be appreciated by the Food Pantry.

Interested in a new craft? St. Mary-of-the-Woods White Violet Center will offer a class on Water Felted Hats. This is an opportunity to create a new hat for the winter season! Registration deadline is Nov. 18. Class is Dec. 3 beginning at 10 a.m.

December 10 is the date for a beginning stained glass (copper foil method) workshop at the White Violet center. All tools and materials are provided. This workshop will last from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration deadline is Dec. 10.

Contact Robyn Morton 812-535-2932 or rmorton@spsm.org for information concerning either class.

Pray that we will always "practice what we preach" to enrich our relationship with God. And, pray that we are always willing to serve each other to light the way to the God we are seeking.

Blessings.



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