CHURCH NEWS: May 20, 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017

Brazil United Pentecostal Church

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Sunday, May 21 at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., we will be in revival with Evangelist Felix Crowder.

Bro. Crowder preached at our Wednesday night service as well on the subject, “You Were Made for Victory!” And God demonstrated just that. Several people were prayed for and received a healing for various sicknesses. The Spirit of God moved on the congregation and brought joyful expressions through our worship, including dancing, raising the hands and shouting to the Lord. We expect God to do even greater works on Sunday so please come and taste and see that the Lord is good!

Also, on Saturday, June 3, from 1 to 3 p.m., we will host a songfest at the large covered pavilion in Forest Park in Brazil at the intersection of Hwy 59 and Pinkley Road. In addition to anointed worship music and singing, the puppet team from Liberty Tabernacle in New Whiteland, Indiana, will have a puppet ministry presentation for the children with songs and skits. Free food and drinks will be provided for all our guests. And throughout the period, we will have free drawings for bicycles and gift cards. It is our desire to give something special to the Brazil community. Plus, we will have prayer for the sick and for anyone who wants to find a closer relationship with God. We anticipate that God will show up with a strong presence in the park so we hope you will too!

The Brazil UPC is located at 1088 E Hwy 40, Brazil, on the east side of town just beyond the Knightsville flashing lights. Normal service times are: Sunday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Wednesday at 7 p.m. You may contact Pastor Anthony Warner at Our web address is

Peniel United Methodist Church

Sunday, May 21, marks the Sixth week of Easter. We invite you to join us for Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. followed by light refreshment and fellowship. The Worship Service will begin at 10:45 a.m. Our scripture this week comes from 1 Peter 3:13-22. Pastor Pippin’s Message is entitled, Who Will Harm Us?

Peniel is located at 9525 N. Kennedy’s Crossing Road, just one mile north of Northview High School. Our phone number is (812) 442-8062 or (812) 917-7118. Like us on facebook @ or visit our website .

Otter Creek Christian 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.

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.

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. We also have a Women’s Bible Study on Tuesdays at the church at 10 a.m. You can contact us at any of the following numbers Church – 812-446-5300, Pastor Steve 812-531-6135 or 446-4007 Sandy will take a message for him or try to help.

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.

There will be a car wash at Advance Auto in Brazil Saturday, May 27, from 9 a.m. to noon. It is a fundraiser for Broomtree Ministries Food for Thought Weekend Backpack program. They are raising money to buy food to feed 27 kids at Staunton Elementary School and 38 kids at the Headstart Program of Clay County. So come out and get your car washed and help support a program that is working here in our local community. If you have any questions you may call 1-812-446-4007 or1-812-236-3570.

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

First Baptist Church

Spotlight on Ministry – The Hospitality Committee is responsible for celebrating special occasions and making people feel welcome. Nicole O’Dell has chaired this committee for the last few years. She has organized many events and with the help of several volunteers the committee has sponsored dinners for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s and Father’s Day, Graduation, Christmas, and other occasions as well as held Trunk-N-Treat and the Easter Egg Hunt.

Nicole said, “The hospitality committee was one of the first committees that I was asked to serve on. I felt led to do it because the dinners that we had attended while we were first coming to the church were so welcoming to us. It felt like having dinner with long lost family. We immediately felt at home. I enjoy cooking and it just seemed to fit. I wanted to make sure that those types of dinners would be available for others to enjoy. It is the perfect time for people to get to know one another.”

Upcoming events: There will be a dinner immediately following Sunday Morning Worship on May 21 in celebration of families. The Hospitality Committee will furnish the food. Also upcoming, breakfast will be served from 7 to 11 a.m. on June 3 as a fundraiser for the Ron Keene family.

You are invited to join us at the following weekly services. Sunday school classes at the First Baptist Church begin at 9:30 a.m. Worship service follows at 10:30. Sunday evening service and Youth Group for middle and high school students start at 5 p.m. “Love and Respect” for couples meets at 7 p.m. on Mondays. Narcotics Anonymous meets on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Also every Tuesday, a Bible study for middle and high school girls meets at 7 p.m. at the home of Stacey Thompson ( On Wednesday, an adult Bible study is held at noon at the YMCA and choir practice takes place at 6 p.m. at the church. On Thursday, the Kid’s Klothes Kloset is open from 1 to 4:30 p.m. and The Rock contemporary worship service and Kids Programming for children through fifth grade begins at 7 p.m.

First Baptist Church is located at 413 South Walnut Street. The church phone number is (812) 448-8112. Our pastor is Mark Thompson. The church website is

Center Point United Methodist Church

School’s out! Or, nearly so. Summer is upon us. There will be many activities to draw your attention. I hope you will choose wisely how you spend your time and energy. As with all things, we need to work for balance in our lives. We work and play hard. Let’s not forget to “pray hard”.

We are mental, physical and spiritual beings. We need to take care of each part of our lives to enjoy life to the fullest. Jesus promised that we would have “life and have it more abundantly”(John 10:10). Of course, He was talking about believers.

Tomorrow Pastor Bob Kumpf continues in the book of Acts with a message about believers being known as “the church”. Join us tomorrow for more. Bob said,”This Sunday we are again considering the early church as found in Acts 2:41 – 47 in a message titled, ‘Holy Community.’ This message continues looking at the church in living as the Body of Christ to the world.

“In this passage Luke is painting us a picture of the church in order to give us the essentials which should be a part of any church. Among these essentials is koinonia – a term translated into English as fellowship or community. This fellowship is the foundation of God’s Kingdom on earth. So, consider this… The Church is to operate as a community within the world, and yet somehow different! How is that?

“Well, the church is not a club or simply a religious organization. The church is not a building. It is not a meeting you attend. It’s not a thing you do. It’s who you are. It’s your identity. It’s your place of belonging.

“The church is a living and functioning system of interdependent parts (believers) which constitute the Body of Christ and reflect His love and grace to the world. So, this week we will look at three elements in considering what it means to be ‘The Church’. … intentionality, unity, and missionality.”

Worship services begin at 10:30 a.m. Won’t you join us and give praise to our Creator?!

Carbon Baptist Church

This morning the men are enjoying their monthly prayer breakfast with all the breakfast goodies. All men in our community are invited to attend anytime.

Our Sunday morning sermon will be ‘Think Outside the Box’ taken from John 5:1-10 which is the third miracle performed by Jesus at Jerusalem. Pastor Barry Corder will bring the message during our 10:30 worship/praise time and follows the 9:30 Sunday school classes.

Tuesday evening beginning at 6 will be the monthly Ladies Ministries hosted by Nanette Brown in the Fellowship Hall.

The Wednesday adult Bible study group just finished their study, ‘Full Armor of God’ which was lesson 6 of Spiritual Warfare. Ephesians 6:18 “With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints.” Prayer is the single greatest force ever unleashed on the earth. Looking forward to next Wednesday night, the 31st at 7 when a new series by Louie Giglio, “A Life That Leads to Why” will begin. Make an effort to attend and bring a friend also. The youth group will start a study about Christian characteristics real soon while the younger ones will be having scriptures, music and crafts in their age group. All Wednesday evening activities sure blesses and encourages all who attend.

Congregation needs to pick up an empty baby bottle furnished by Crisis Pregnancy Center located in the foyer, fill it up with change and return no later than Father’s Day Sunday. Don’t forget that and also gather up your treasures for the Food Pantry yard sale held in our church shelter house on June 2 (Fri) and 3rd (Sat).

Church phone (812) 442-7729 or Jessie Riddell (812) 605-1230, pastor (812) 239-7050, Judy for prayer chain (812) 236-3800.

2 Timothy 3:16 “All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness”.

Annunciation Catholic Church

Wabash Valley Beer Fest and Wine Garden is Saturday, August 19 at the Clay County Fairgrounds. This event will be an opportunity to sample craft beers, local beers, and local offerings from wineries from Indiana and Illinois. Live music and local food restaurants will have food for sale. The funds raised will support efforts to provide ministry opportunities to the young people of Clay County.

The next Catholic Charity mobile food pantry is Thursday, May 25 at Cooper Towers

Community Room at 10 a.m. All volunteers please be there to unload the truck at 9:30. Thank you for your continued support in feeding families of Clay County!

St. Vincent de Paul food pantry is in need of food items.

Suggested items that can be donated are cereal, oatmeal, peanut butter, canned meats, rice, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti and sauce, and canned veggies and fruits. Also, this summer if you could plant an extra garden plant or two we could use fresh fruits and vegetables. All donations can be dropped off at the parish center. Thank you for your support!

Open House Reception for Pre-School Teachers, Jane & Nancy will be held May 22 at the Presbyterian Church in their Community room. Reception will start at 5:30 p.m. Thank you cards are welcome for these ladies who have taught at our pre-school for 21 years. The children will have their graduation program at 7 p.m. in the church.

Food For Families 5K Run/Walk is Monday, May 29 at Forest Park beginning at 8 a.m. Early registration is over but you can still register this week and on the day of the event. T-shirt cannot be guaranteed.

Parents mark your calendars; VBS will be June 5-8, 6-8 p.m. for children ages 3 through 6th grade. This year we will celebrate the 100th year of Our Lady of Fatima!

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