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Friday, November 11, 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.

Eastside Christian Church

With the holiday seasons rapidly descending upon us, we at Eastside Christian Church would like to invite you to come be with us. We have many things planned between now and the end of the year. Nov. 20, will be our New Members reception immediately following the morning worship service. After the reception, the decorating of the church will take place. If you can help, please plan to do so.

The three Sunday evenings before Christmas Sunday, we will have guest appearances by Dave Henry, Jeff Bridgewater and P150. We hope you will make plans to attend all or part of these. We will have a Christmas Eve service, and our service will be as normal for Christmas Day.

Pastor Bill quoted a great message Sunday, which we should all take to heart. "God formed us, Sin deformed us, and Christ reforms us."

We want to send prayers out to the Crabb family on the loss of Phyllis. We also want to remember in our prayers Red, Joe Freeman, Becky York and others who are on our prayer list. We definitely believe in the power of prayer. If you need prayer, please feel free to contact the church, and we will be happy to pray with you.

We are blessed with so many who are come forward to help out in many ways. We want to say thank you. We also want to thank Millie and Ann for their dedication to providing the music every Sunday. It is much appreciated.

Again, if you are not attending church anywhere else, we want to invite you to come be with us. We love the Lord, and it is our desire to praise Him all the time.

Center Point United Methodist Church

I have one important reminder for you this week. Because of Thanksgiving, we will be conducting our monthly food pantry early. It will be held Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 2-4 p.m. So, if you know someone who uses this ministry please remind them it will be early this month.

Thanksgiving! Why not try a gratitude list this year. That is, if you don't already do them. I think we would be surprised if we began to thank God for all we have. So, often we are focused on what we lack instead of that with which we have been blessed.

Tomorrow Pastor Bob Kumpf will look at the book of Acts. His message, entitled "Why Join?," is taken from chapter 2 verses 42-47. He says it is a model for today's church.

Bob says, "I actually think that this book of the New Testament, which we sometimes refer to as 'The Acts of the Apostles', should really be referred to as 'The Acts of The Holy Spirit through the Apostles' because it shows how the leading of the Spirit changes the world we live in. It is a testament and a witness to a group of people who devote their lives to being disciples of Christ and put their faith and trust in following His command to build the holy community on earth. In Matthew 16:18 Jesus told His disciples, 'I will build My church.' Later, after His resurrection, Jesus told His disciples in Matthew 28:19-20--the passage we know as the Great Commission-- 'go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.' You see, to become a disciple of Jesus Christ is to submit to Him and to the authority of His Word. While the first outward sign of submission as a disciple of Jesus Christ is baptism, it is also the sign of incorporation into and identification with the church that Jesus is building. Jesus commands disciples to be baptized and thereby incorporated into and identified with His church. The church is a divine institution that Jesus is continuing to build." Those people became a part of the Body of Christ.

What a privilege! We have that opportunity today. How about you? Are you a part of the BOC? If not, why not? I have asked you to join us Sunday before. Now I say, come tomorrow and find out why you should join us. Sunday School is at 9:30 and worship services are at 10:30 in the morning. See you tomorrow?

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 Brad, Kim and Connor Hapenny.

5 p.m., AWANA; 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 9:45 a.m., Ladies Bible Study.

This week's message is "Finding the Lost Book" 2 Kings 22:8 Hilkiah the high priest said to Shaphan the secretary, "I have found the Book of the Law in the temple of the Lord." He gave it to Shaphan, who read it.

Looking into November --On the 15th 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 Saturday, Nov. 19. On the 20th at 6 p.m., will be our annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the church.

Last week's question: What occupation did Jesus like the judgment to? A Shepard. The answer is in Matthew 25:32 This week's question is: _trembled at Paul's preaching? The answer is in Acts 24. Send your answer to pmann228@hotmail.com by Wednesday.

Luke 2:15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepards said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about."

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

Have a blessed week and give away smiles!

Prairie City United Methodist Church

Prairie City United Methodist Church got a new addition to its sanctuary this past week, and a comfortable one at that. We had our pews upholstered and now we have padded pews. We would like to give a heart-felt thank you to Quality Upholstery for the wonderful job they did at our church. They truly went above and beyond what was asked, and we are forever grateful to them.

Veterans Day was yesterday and we are very grateful to have a country were our men and women will answer the call to duty to protect us. Prairie City would like to let all Veterans and their families know we are thankful for what they have done for our country ... Thank you.

We had communion last Sunday at worship and we are always thankful to be able to meet at the Lord's Table. This week in worship Pastor Rick's sermon will be titled "Using What We Have". The scripture comes from Matthew 25:14-30.

Prairie City is always welcoming all who want to come on Sundays and worship our Lord Jesus Christ. Our weekly Bible Study starts at 9:30 a.m., and worship follows immediately at 10:30 a.m. We are located of a mile East of SR 59 on SR 42 which is just South of I-70. We will see you on Sunday morning ... God Bless you always.

Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Our Church is located at 19 North Alabama Street with Father Harold Rightor officiating. For information call: 448-1901 or e-mail: annunciationchurch@msn.com News or articles for this column should be e-mailed 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 at 9 a.m.

We pray for the eternal peace of Valera Albright who died Oct. 25 and was buried from Annunciation on Oct. 28. We also pray for her family during this difficult time. Mrs. Albright's passing was not mentioned in this column Oct. 29, and that was strictly an oversight on my part. My sincerest apology and sympathy go out to her family.

The Liturgy for the Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time focuses on being ready when our Lord returns. This involves being "awake," remaining faithful, keeping a vigil and doing what is right for our Lord. From Baptism, we are given an invitation to an eternity of happiness in Heaven. It is our choice to live by our Lord's teaching or to foolishly do whatever we want. Now is the time to ask the Lord for his mercy in forgiving us for our defects. Now is the time to remedy our faults while there is still time. And, now is the time to decide with the aid of God's Grace where we shall be found on the last day.

Volunteers are needed Nov. 19 for the Eucharistic Adoration Service sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Mass will begin at 9 a.m., followed by Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until the evening Mass. Participation and attendance is greatly appreciated. A sign up sheet is located at the back of the church or you may call the Parish Office.

For those not familiar with this service, it is simply this: Adoration is prayer. This is a time for us to pray, to listen and to be in His presence. Eucharistic Adoration will nourish us, inspire us and give us the strength to make Christ relevant in our daily lives. During Adoration, His Consecrated Host is displayed on the alter for all to view, pray to and adore. This is a time to pray, say the rosary or read scriptures over the Blessed Sacrament of our Risen Lord.

Many of you attending Mass lately are aware of the new Roman Missal that will be used permanently at Advent. Now, if you're old like me, changing some of our prayers has been a little bit of a challenge. I am not one for change especially after saying our prayers the same way for the last 50 years. With a little practice these "new" prayers will soon be "old hat" for all of us. I personally am praying for patience as I "re-learn" prayers that I have known forever!

November 19 is the date for the Indiana Blood Center Blood Mobile is scheduled to be at Annunciation from 1-4 p.m. Appointments can be made (but, are not necessary) on the website: www.donorpoint.org. The K of C looks forward to your donations!

Deadlines are approaching for the classes at the White Violet Center. The first class is creating a Water Felted Hat. Registration for this class must be made by Nov. 18. The class is scheduled for Dec. 3, beginning at 10 a.m. The second class is a beginning copper foil method stained glass workshop. All tools and materials will be provided for this Dec. 10 class. Contact Robyn Morton 812-535-2932 or rmorton@spsm.org for information concerning either class.

The Prayer Shawl Ministry will be meeting on the second Wednesday of each month. A splendid way to get better acquainted with fellow parishioners while doing God's work. Use your talents to warm the homebound and nursing home folks with lovely handmade creations. Join in this heartwarming activity! For more information about this Ministry, contact Dawn at 446-2758.

Lots of winter activities are in the works at Annunciation. The Lady Knights will have their annual Taste of Christmas with a date to be announced later. Another in door yard sale is scheduled for February at Kennedy Crossing. The Knights of Columbus are planning another meal sometime in December. Watch for the dates and plan to join fellow parishioners for fun and fellowship.

"People's willingness to serve each other lights the way to the God we are seeking." The Knights of Columbus and Lady Knights always welcome new members. Both are worthwhile groups that are instrumental in the good things happening in our Parish. Is it time that you join one of these groups?

I, along with two of my daughters, was blessed with an opportunity to help at the K of C breakfast this past Sunday morning. The K of C guys were laughing and smiling and before we knew it, the breakfast was over and everything was cleaned up! New to the menu this time was breakfast pizza, which was a nice change of pace.

A Jesse Tree will also soon be located in the back of the Church for all to partake in. This is an annual tradition of our Church and an activity that benefits those less fortunate in our community.

Let us pray this week for all those who are troubled. And, for all those who will be alone this holiday season. Pray that we will learn from our recent Gospels and extend a hand to those in need. Pray that we experience the true meaning of this holiday season.

First Baptist Church

Thank you for taking the interest and making time to read the news from First Baptist and other congregations in our area. Sunday morning at FBC begins at 9:30 with Sunday School classes. We all enjoy the hustle of families hurrying in and folks enjoying conversations and coffee before classes. We especially appreciate this time in the Word with our teachers and fellow classmates.

Morning worship begins at 10:30 with music by Cheryl Riddell, Carolyn Thompson and choir led by Shirley Hinton. Pastor Mark Thompson will bring the message. An elevator is available to safely move you from the ground level to the sanctuary. Infants and small children have an adult-staffed nursery available and the elementary children may attend KidMo following prayer and praise time. We hope to see lots of Christmas wrapped boxes in the sanctuary for delivery to the Operation Christmas Child local center .

From 5:30-7 p.m., will mean a church filled with joy and excitement as all children and youth arrive for AWANA and Youth meetings. There are many adults prepared to supervise, feed and lead them. Parents are always invited to stay if they would like to.

Evening services begin at 6 p.m. in the sanctuary with Bible study and reflection. Choir practice will follow at 7:15. They are working on Christmas music. It's not too late to join them.

Tuesday the Girls' Bible Study meets with Mrs. Stacey Thompson at 7:30.

Wednesday Bible Study is at 12:15 in the fellowship room. The study is in Acts.

Thursday evening 7 p.m. is THE ROCK. This is an opportunity to attend a praise and worship service as a single or family. There is a nursery and KidMo available.

Make sure you check the Thanksgiving bulletin board in the hall to sign up for food items and jobs. If you plan to celebrate Thanksgiving dinner with us Thanksgiving Day at noon, you need to sign up please. If you are a shut-in, a meal can be delivered if you call the office, 448-8112.

Be in prayer for our country's national leaders. The Senate is now having hearings to repeal DOMA which is Defense of Marriage Act. Our Senators are Coats and Lugar.

Be in prayer for our church. As we near the end of the year, our church committees are busy at work on recommendations, budgets, fellowships and filling new committee members for 2012.

We hope to see you Sunday!

Otter Creek Christian Church

We at Otter Creek welcome anyone who has no church home or just visiting to our area, Galatians 5:14 says "For the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt (you shall) love thy (your) neighbor as thyself." That's the way we feel here at Otter Creek, so come on down to 6299 N. Crow Street, Brazil this week.

Our service times are 9:30 a.m., for Bible Study; 10:40 a.m., for Worship service.

Tuesday at 10 a.m., Mary Bowden's, for directions call 448-2431

You can call the church at 812-446-5300, church parsonage 812-446-4007, Pastor Steve's cell 812-249-1715, leave message.

Have you ever wondered how we are suppose to act as Christians? Read your Bible and it will tell you just read the whole chapter of Galatians 5 or better yet it's a small book read it all. Galatians 5:15 says "But if ye bit and devour one another take heed that ye be not consumed on of another" in other words don't act like animals (stabbing each other in back etc.) or you'll be destroyed by each other.

This is one of the big problems of mankind, we don't talk face to face and try to solve problems but grumble and complain to others who cannot help and probably would just as soon be left out of the problems. God is the only one who can help you solve your problems with someone else, and maybe the problem isn't them but you may have an attitude problem. Have you ever said something and heard back that you said something else? What you said was "within" what you heard but what you meant was not. It is not what goes into our mouths that defiles us but what comes out. When was the last time you actually thought about what you were saying to your family, friends or more importantly enemies? That's why we were given two ears and one mouth listen twice as much as we speak out.

This week, think about what you say and try to be a good influence.

Be sure to pray for our armed forces and our leaders whether it be local, state or national. If you see someone who serves the public be sure to thank them.

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

Peniel United Methodist Church

Mid-November already! I have heard the expression that "Life is like a roll of toilet paper," - and I am old enough to appreciate that meaning now! But just think how dull it would be not to be busy and not to have something to look forward to! Another of my favorites is, "if life hands you a lemon, make lemonade"!

If you would like good fellowship and family atmosphere, join us! There is always something happening, we are small but mighty! After a successful Turkey/Beef Dinner and Bazaar, the next event will be the Ladies Advent Tea on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m.

By then the Church will be decorated appropriately for Christmas including a Christmas tree to be decked with socks, caps and mittens for school children in the area.

Teachers appreciate these donations for the little ones who either forget or don't have necessary items for the outdoors.

$300 was donated to Habitat for Humanity from funds collected from a recent dinner.

The scripture this Sunday is St. Matthew 25:14-20.

Pastor Pippin's message is titled "Christians Got Talent!" and for the children "A Disappearing Act!"

Canned fruits and vegetables are needed by the Food Pantry.

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

Bee Ridge Church

Today is 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 email: jeffbwater@yahoo.com. Hope to see you this 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 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 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

Carbon Baptist Church

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 Executive Board meeting will be Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m.

The Ladies Ministry will meet in the fellowship hall on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 6:30 p.m., to decorate for the holidays, and for a pitch-in meal.

Our Sunday School hour begins at 9:30 a.m., Worship hour is at 10:30 a.m.

Carbon United Methodist Church

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.

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.

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Ken Thomas opened services with greetings to one and all and a warm welcome to the visitors asking for prayer requests, then praying for them along with praises to our heavenly father and thanking him for a wonderful day.

Brother Thomas then turned the service over to our song leader and the singing of two fine old hymns.

Offerings and tithes were taken and Eddie Dickison sang a special number along with playing his guitar. We appreciate you singing Eddie and would like to hear more with that guitar. Well done.

Pastor Thomas then spoke from Luke, chapter 15, where one younger brother wanted his share of their inheritance from his father and he wanted "live it us," as many of today's young ones want to do. Well, he got his share and left the farm and family.

The older brother had some negative thoughts about it, as he felt his father always favored the younger brother in everything. Now after all the older brother had worked for, for things for all of them, then to have dear old dad give the young son everything he wanted.

Well, we read further that after the older son had worked, slaved, served father and not transgressed, he watched nearby as the father saw the wondering young brother walking slowly toward the homestead, dressed in rags and looking raggety and wasted. As the father saw him in the distance, he told the elder son to kill "the fatted calf," to prepare for a feast.

He ran toward the young son with outstretched arms. The younger son was back, miserable and beaten down. He had spent his fortune and had eaten of the hog's food. We would say "leaven, table scraps, soured food, etc." and now welcomed back home with open arms and a feast.

The young son had been lost but now found. Father forgave him and the son was repentant.

As time passed the older brother realized this. But as today many of our friends and neighbors will say, "I forgive you, but all the time thinking, but I will not forget you."

Matthew 19:21-22 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go [and] sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come [and] follow me. But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.

Pastor Thomas conducted communion services for those partaking.

He announced that Anna and Brook Reinoehl will be with us Sunday, Nov. 13, and the Brazil Clay County Community Choir will be here in December.

We are located at 21 W. Pinckley St., Brazil.

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