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Friday, January 6, 2012

Union Christian Church

Ernie Couch and Revival will perform at Union Christian Church, 5350 E. Hulman Dr., Terre Haute, Sunday, Jan. 15.

The performance will take place at 6:30 p.m.

The gospel music group blends traditional overtones with new and innovative sounds. The band has led listeners to refer to the group's style as a mixture of the classic Statesmen and the Oak Ridge Boys, with an added dose of "raw energy."

The band has worked with legends in various genres of music, ranging from George Beverly Shea to George Jones, from Petra to Boots Randolph, in addition to Jake Hess and James Blackwood.

There is no admission to attend the event, but love offerings will be accepted.

Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church

Sunday Worship hour is 9-10 a.m., with Pastor Randy Dragan.

Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church is located five miles east of State Road 59 on Billville Rd., Brazil.

Everyone is welcome.

Carbon United Methodist Church

Happy New Year! Did you stay up and see the New Year in? Did you thank God for the old year and ask His help for the new one? Or did you thank God that the old year was over? Did you make any New Years resolutions? Isn't it great that God does not allow us to look into the future. Instead, He gives us hope, everlasting hope, that the new year will be good ... even the best year ever. One old tradition for New Years is to open all the windows and door to let out all the old stale air from the old year and to let in new, fresh air to start the new year. That is a great idea. Whether we actually opened up the house and did that, we can certainly open up our hearts and minds to let out the old stale thoughts and attitudes and let in new positive thoughts and attitudes for the coming year. Let's try it!

The church will be planning its new year on Sunday, Jan. 29, with a soup and sandwich lunch followed by a planning meeting for the year. Plan to attend and let us know your ideas about what the church needs to plan.

The Town and Country United Men will be meeting at our church on Saturday, Jan. 28, for their first monthly meeting of the year. Breakfast will be at 8 a.m., followed by a short business meeting and then devotions. All Methodist men are encouraged to join this group of dedicated men who strive all year to acquire money that they give away at the end of the year. This year, they gave donations to over ten different charities in the area. That is wonderful!

There will be an Administrative Board Meeting on Monday, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. Come hear the good news about our little church!

Since our minister will be gone on Sunday, Jan. 22, we will have a guest speaker for the Worship Service.

I welcomed the New Year in with most of my family and we attended church together the next morning. That meant so much to me. I know it was hard for all of them to get up and get ready in time, but they did it. Thanks kids ... and grandkids ... and great-grandkids. What a houseful! What a great time!

Carbon Baptist Church

Hello from Carbon Baptist.

Dr. Bill Coker is our speaker, as the deacons continue through prayer to find the pastor that will lead our church in worship.

We our so blessed to hear Dr. Coker on Sunday mornings we invite everyone to come and hear him speak.

There will be a business meeting immediately following service tomorrow.

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

Have a great week in the service of the Lord. Our Sunday School Hour begins at 9:30 a.m. Our worship hour begins at 10:30 a.m.

Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church

This week at Benwood Mt. Lebanon Church

Sunday at 9:30 a.m., will be Sunday School for all ages; 10:30 a.m., will be Morning Worship; 5 p.m., AWANA; 7 p.m., Evening Worship

Monday at 6:30 p.m., Camp Meeting-Pitch In

Tuesday at 7 p.m., Trustee Meeting

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

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

From the Pastor,

This weeks message is "I Am the way and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6

Looking into January

On Jan. 8, all services will be back to normal times. We need AWANA share time volunteers for 2012.

Jan. 18, 2012 -- Annual Business Meeting

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.

This weeks question: _was wounded by archers, and he asked his armor-bearer to kill him with a sword, 1 Samuel holds the answer. E-mail your answer to me at pmann228@hotmail.com

For that something new; we want you to ask our Pastor a question! No names just send me an email with your question, and I will post Pastor's answer the following week. We will do one question for the Pastor a month!

Ephesians 1:7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace. 8 that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.

I want to thank all who helped by saying a prayer, sending a card, or visiting Leo during his recent surgery and heart attack and the for the "special" someone who went above and beyond, Thank you so very much! God sent us a guardian angel.

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

Eastside Christian Church

We at Eastside Christian Church want to wish you a Happy New Year. It is not too often that the first of January is on a Sunday. Therefore, we pray that you did start your year off right by attending church service somewhere. We were blessed to have many with us on Sunday. Life goes much smoother when you have the Lord in your heart.

We want to send prayers out to all those who have recently lost loved ones. We also want to keep in our prayers those who are having difficulties, whether they are physical or emotional.

We want to thank Charlie for the tongs he gave each of us for Christmas. I neglected to say this last week. They are homemade by him, and they are very nice. Thanks, Charlie. And we also want to thank him for the many things he helps with around the church. He is a blessing to us. We are very fortunate to have many who step up and keep things running, so that the Lord's work can continue.

If you are not attending church anywhere else, we want to invite you to come be with us and help make 2012 a great year for the Lord. Hope to see you soon.

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 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 at 9 a.m.

We pray for the eternal peace of Sherri Stevenson and Annie Brunette. Mass of the Christian Burial was celebrated for Sherri on Wednesday. Annie's service was Friday at Restlawn Cemetery. We extend our prayers and sympathy to both families at this difficult time.

The Gospel of Luke 2:16-17 explores the message received by the Shepards before they discovered Jesus in the manger. When the Shepards located Jesus, they realized that he is the Savior sent to earth. They explain the message they had been told about this small child. The Shepards return to their homes to glorify and praise God for what they had witnessed as it was just as it had been told to them. St. Mary kept all that was told to her close in her heart. She was truly a believer in God with the Immaculate Conception and remained a believer at the birth of Jesus. Even when not fully aware of Jesus' true journey or destiny, St. Mary remains faithful that God is with her. St. Mary is the example set forth for all of us to follow. Remain faithful and place your heart with God. All good things come from God.

Remember to take a minute and review our prayer list. So many are in need of prayer. Our list seems to always grow longer. During your daily prayers, please include all those on our list.

Painters are still needed to put their mark on the Stations of the Cross statues. Lent is not so far away now and wouldn't it be nice to have freshly painted Stations in the Church? Contact Annette Meyers if you are interested in assisting on this project.

Bakers and kitchen workers are still needed to fill vacancies left by the snowbirds of our Parish. Please contact Mary Ann Froderman to volunteer at the Bingo Hall.

The holidays have passed and we all feel good about our donations and charitable work for the less fortunate. But, the less fortunate are still less fortunate. Our community still needs our help. Our Church teaches us to be compassionate and charitable daily, not just at certain times of the year. Let's as a Church make a concentrated effort to really support our Food Pantry and Ministries this year. Make 2012 the year that you step up your involvement and set higher goals for yourself. Pray that we are always willing to serve each other to light the way to the God we are seeking.

Pray for the eternal peace of our departed loved ones. Pray for the families of the departed. Pray that we are more compassionate and charitable in 2012. Pray for continued unselfish service from our many ministry volunteers. Pray that we truly embrace the Word of the Lord and demonstrate it in our daily lives.

Blessings ~

Union United Methodist Church

You are invited. Come any time and join with us for Sunday School or worship, or for both. We gather every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m., to start the week with Sunday School; we have classes for every age group, including four classes for adults. Then, at 10:30, we assemble in the sanctuary for worship. We are a welcoming, open and loving congregation, and will do all that we can to help you feel at home. Our worship style is a blend of traditional and contemporary.

This week, Reverend Charnstrom's message will be titled, "Frightening Strangers," and draws on the Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 2, verses 1-12, the story of the visit of the wise men. He will focus on the purpose for the wise men in the story of the birth of Christ.

Union United Methodist Church is a growing congregation with a deep spiritual commitment to service in missions, both in our community and around the world. We also are striving to develop a new youth ministry that will reach out to young people throughout the area. Come and share in worship; we hope you will want to join in the work.

Otter Creek Christian Church

We would like to invite you and your family to join us for a unique worship experience at the Otter Creek Christian Church, located at 6299 N. Crow Street Brazil. Our service times are as follows, Sunday School 9:30 a.m., classes for all ages, and our Worship service at 10:40 a.m. We also have a ladies Bible study on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the home of Mary Bowden. You may contact the church by calling 446-5300, or call the church parsonage at 446-4007 to reach Pastor Steve. If you are ever in need of prayer please call 446-4007 or 812-249-1715.

The thought for this week comes from Galatians 6:9-10, And let us not grow weary in well-doing, for in due season we shall reap, if we do not lose heart. 10. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all men, and especially to those who are of the house-hold of faith.

Now what are these verses telling us? It seems to me to be pretty simple, follow the example of Jesus when he said Don't you know that I must be about my Father's business.

Special Happenings at OCCC: Soup/fellowship pitch-in supper at the church Jan. 7, at 6 p.m., Men's Prayer breakfast Jan. 14, at 8 a.m., Soup/fellowship pitch-in supper Jan. 28, at 6 p.m.

So let us start out this new year doing God's business. Remember to Pray for our Military Men and Women and their families and pray for the sick in our community. Remember that Otter Creek Church is the little country church with a big heart for God. May God richly bless you and keep you in His everlasting arms.

Prairie City United Methodist Church

Well it is finally the New Year ... Happy 2012. We at Prairie City United Methodist Church would like to thank everyone who helped with the New Years Eve Celebration. This includes the member's of our church who spent their time and money on this event and the local media for helping with the advertisement. Also, a special thanks to all the stores in Brazil and Terre Haute who allowed us to post flyers for this event. Your help and consideration was greatly appreciated. May God bless you all for your service.

Now that the New Year has started it is a perfect time to turn over that new leaf. All of us, Christians included, can spend less time on unimportant tasks and more time on our relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. We all should spend time reading our Bibles, meditating on God's word (The Bible), and going to a worship service at church. This can be our new year's resolution. Please give this subject so serious thought. It will be worth your time and effort.

On Jan. 15, Prairie City United Methodist Church will be having its annual planning meeting/session. This is where the Church will sit down and decide where we are at and where we would like to be throughout the course of 2012.

We would like to extend a warm and loving welcome to all who would like to come and worship with us on Sunday's. You will find everything from blue jeans to formal attire in our congregation. Everyone is welcome at Prairie City. Our weekly Bible Study starts at 9:30 a.m., and worship service starts immediately following at 10:30. This Sunday's sermon is the start of a series of sermons called "What kind of Church do we need?" This week, Pastor Rick's sermon is titled, "A Church for Broken People." This sermon is covers the scriptures from "Hebrews 3:12-15 & 10:23-25". These are sermons you won't want to miss. May God bless you and your families always ... See you on Sunday!

First Baptist Church

Welcome to the services of worship and study at First Baptist on South Walnut Street. All classes and programs will be available this week.

Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m. The teachers are looking forward to having everyone back in classes and hopefully some new faces. Morning Worship is at 10:30. Tim Grindle and Ken Hutcheson will lead the music and Pastor Mark will deliver the message. There will also be an opportunity to participate in a baptism at the opening of the service.

An adult staffed nursery is available . Our children are dismissed for Children's Worship following the baptism, morning prayer and praise.

AWANA and Youth will gather at 5:30 p.m. AWANA meets first in the sanctuary for music and a Bible lesson with Ted Harmon and Janet Wise. All groups come together for a light evening meal before going to classes and games. Many adults are involved in this ministry to the children through their teaching, supervision and food preparation. Adult services begin at 6 p.m. Choir practice will begin at 7:15.

The Finance Committee will meet in the church conference room at 6 p.m., Tuesday. The Teen Girls' Bible Study meets with Mrs. Tracey Thompson at 7:30.

Mid-week Bible Study meets Wednesday at 12:15 in the fellowship room. The first Business Meeting of 2012 will be Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. Some committees will be meeting earlier at 6 p.m.

American Baptist Women will meet at noon in the fellowship room. All ladies of the church and community are invited to lunch, fellowship, and project planning. The ladies work on local, state, national and international projects.

The ROCK alternative worship service is Thursday evening at 7 p.m. This is another opportunity to join into a time of prayer, praise and worship.

This month our mission focus is on remembering with love and gratitude the pastors and missionaries that have served the American Baptist Churches and been committed to the Lord's commission. There will be a mission dinner this Jan. 29.

We look forward to worshipping with you this Sunday. Remember that an enclosed elevator is available for your convenience and safety. Call the church at 888-8112.

Center Point United Methodist Church

Pastor Bob Kumpf writes about tomorrow's message. "This Sunday we will be looking at the power of the Holy Spirit. The message comes from Acts 19:1-7 and is titled 'Pass It On'. This is the story of Paul going to Ephesus and getting together with believers there. These were disciples of Christ who had been taught by Apollos.

"They had never heard of receiving the power of the Holy Spirit for themselves in baptism. They only knew of John's baptism, one of repentance and getting ready for The One yet to come. They had taken the first step... but had stopped before receiving all that God was offering. They hadn't received the filling, and POWER of the Holy Spirit ... and it was obvious in their lives! After Paul detects this absence, he goes on to tell them 'the rest of the story'.

"He explains how Jesus is the One John had spoken about. He shares his own story and how the cross, the empty tomb, and the resurrected Christ were evidence of the presence of the Holy Spirit. And he invites them to be baptized in the name of Lord Jesus! When Paul lays his hands on them and prays, the Holy Spirit comes upon them in power similar to the initial outpouring of the Holy Spirit recorded at Pentecost.

"How many of us have not totally received the gift that we celebrate on Christmas? Have we fully allowed the Holy Spirit to fill us and act through us in our lives? As Paul Harvey says, "Now you know the rest of the story!" Receive it, live it and Pass It On!"

Join us tomorrow. Be blessed and be a blessing.

Peniel United Methodist Church

Isn't this weather wonderful! It's almost like June in January. Hope everyone is enjoying this brief respite from winter.

The welcome mat is ready for both and old new friends at our Church. Come join us and start out the New Year on "the right foot"! Sunday School begins at 9:45 and Church Services at 10:45.

Our scripture for this Sunday will be Psalm 73.

Pastor Pippin's sermon will be "The Place of Renewal" and for the Children's Moment: "Knock, Knock"!

On Thursday, Jan. 12, there will be an Administrative Board Meeting at 7 p.m. Also mark your calendars for the Co-Workers/Fidelis Class Meeting on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 6 p.m.

Cereal is on the list for needed items at the Food Pantry in Brazil.

For more information contact Pastor Pippin at 443-8489.

Christian Women's Club of Terre Haute

You are cordially invited to a "Dogs Daze of Winter" luncheon on Tuesday, Jan. 17, at 11 a.m., at the MCL Meeting Room, Meadows Shopping Center, Terre Haute. Luncheon is on your own.

Special feature is "Princers and Pawpers," with Starla Payton, Terre Haute. Music with Dan Rodriquez, Terre Haute. Speaker is Jodi LaMotte, Carmel.

Reservations are necessary by Friday, Jan. 13. Tickets are $3. Call Joy at 812-235-4361.

Prayer Connection is Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 10 a.m., at Goodwill Industries.

Terre Haute After 5

You are cordially invited to Terre Haute After 5 "Featuring Appleseed Farm," on Tuesday, Jan. 17, from 6:30-8:15 p.m., at Providence Center, St. Mary of the Woods.

Speaker is Jodi LaMotte, with "Being Real in a Phony World."

Tickets are $14 inclusive.

For reservations and cancellations, call Joretta at 812-877-9633.

Community Missionary Church

Pastor Ken Thomas opened services asking each one to touch their nose with an index finger, then wish each a Happy New Year. He gave a few announcements and led in a prayer of praise and thanks to the Lord.

Thomas asked for spoken and unspoken requests, for those shut-ins, sick in the hospital, those grieving and in mourning, and our military in harms way. He then asked for offerings and tithes. Debbie Megenhardt sang the special number, "Angels among us," which was well received.

Pastor Thomas opened his sermon with 2 Corinthians 5:17 "Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."

This means that you are not the same, the inside of you changes, a new different you, new life. We are not reformed, not re-educated, not recreated, but you will be walking, talking and showing this new life.

Think back to when you were a child, you didn't want to go somewhere and 'Mother' had to take you hand and 'lead you along.'

There are times perhaps now, that the Lord is leading you and you just didn't want to go. While he leads you, you are 'safe.'

John 1:2-7 "The same was in the beginning with God. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all [men] through him might believe."

So you see, you can walk along beside him, but not with him. Many times some people may claim they are walking with the Lord, but their lifestyle falls short. You should never be afraid of living life. God will forgive you if you stumble once in awhile.

Many carry excess baggage which weight them down and cannot fully enjoy the fruits that God offers. Ask God to help you and he will assist you in getting rid of that excess baggage and you can live life to the fullest.

Philippians 2:12-14 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of [his] good pleasure. Do all things without murmurings and disputings.

God says to press forward and don't look back. Satan wants you to take your time and tarry on you way, like there is no hurry. But God says that he is coming soon. Do not be one of those left behind. Remember that "we" have a new convenant with Jesus.

Brother Thomas closed with communion.

Visit us at 21 W. Pinckley St., Brazil. Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., Morning Worship at 10:30 a.m. and Evening Service at 6 p.m.



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