CHURCH NEWS October 5, 2019

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Annunciation Catholic Church

This morning there is confession in the Church from 9-9:30. This afternoon there is youth group from 2-3:30.

Next Saturday at 7 p.m. at St. Paul’s in Greencastle we will watch the Hunger Games and talk about “Faith in Films.” There is no cost! Bring a friend!

Berea Christian Church 


Ephesians 2:1-10

The following words offer one of two things. Either a reminder for those that have chosen to accept the love of Jesus or as words of hope for those who are caught in the any type of sin within their life.

“2 As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, 2 in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient. 3 All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. 4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.” 

All past tense, we all were, we all used to, we all followed and lived in ways which were deserving of God’s wrath. But love, but grace, but mercy changed everything. If you have not yet discovered these gifts of God they we pray that you will join us as we journey through Ephesians to discover who we can become in Jesus.

This is our personal challenge as we study together.

“We can never BECOME who God wants us to be by remaining who we are.”

We want to invite anyone to come and worship with us or simply come and find out more about Jesus with us. As we pray for an opportunity to love others one step closer to Jesus.

Service times

9:15 and 11:00

Full Children’s Programming available for both services

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First Christian Church

This Sunday, our senior minister, Chris Gregg, invites you to come and join us. We are continuing a sermon series, “A Generous Life” this Sunday morning. This Sunday we are going to answer the question, “Who Owns It All?”

We are located on the west edge of Brazil, on US Highway 40, and have two worship services each Sunday morning. Our 8:30 am service is an upbeat, traditional service. Our 10:50 am service is an uplifting and inspiring contemporary service. Our dress is informal, our worship is intentional, and our message is eternal. Please come and be our guest. Sunday School and Adult Bible Fellowship Classes are at 9:40 am. Our website is, and our phone number is 812-446-2214.

WeeKidz, our preschool ministry, meets in the east wing of the church during both the 9:40 am Sunday School hour and the 10:50 am worship service. Children infant-preschool learn about our best friend, Jesus, in a fun and safe environment. KidZone, our elementary worship ministry, will meet in the gym of the Family Life Center during both the 9:40 am Sunday School hour and the 10:50 am worship service. KidZone is a fun, welcoming, engaging, and modern environment for kids K-5th grade! Kids can expect to watch videos, play games, color, sing, dance, and so much more in KidZone!

For students grades 6-12, this Sunday we have Open Gym and Worship Uncoiled. Open Gym (5:00-6:00) is a relaxed time where you can come, hang out with friends, shoot some hoops and play some dodgeball. To get to Open Gym enter the doors right under the “Family Life Centre” sign. Right after Open Gym, we have Worship Uncoiled (6:00-8:00). At Worship Uncoiled we have a full meal, a game, prizes, singing, and a short practical lesson. To get to Worship Uncoiled just go in the main doors under the big drive through awning. It is an incredible weekly event that you won’t want to miss!

Every Sunday Morning we have Sunday School for students grades 6-12. To get to our area, just go in the doors by the big “KidZone” sign, turn left at the desk and go around the corner.

First United Methodist Church

Our Opportunities October 06, 2019 – October 13, 2019

Sunday – October 06

9:00a Traditional Worship Service

10:00a Sunday School

11:00a Contemporary Worship Service

Monday – October 07

6:30p Trustees Meeting

Tuesday – October 08

1:30p – 4:30p Club 345

7:00p Book Study

Wednesday – October 09

9:30a West District Meeting in the Sanctuary

10:00a Sight Loss Group in the Pine Room

4:30p PCA Meeting

4:30p Somethings Cooking

5:30p Pantry Blessings

7:00p Chancel Choir

Thursday – October 10

1:30p Clergy Bible Study

7:00p Praise Team

Sunday – October 13

9:00a Traditional Worship Service

9:45a Somethings Brewing

10:10a Sunday School

11:00a Contemporary Worship Service

5:00p Youth Group in the Pine Room

Otter Creek Christian Church

The Otter Creek Christian Church sends you greetings in the Name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Our scripture for this week comes from Galatians 5:25 “ If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.”Come and join us as we Worship the Lord together.

Special Happenings at OCCC: Men’s Prayer Breakfast October 12th at 8am. Hayride/Wiener Roast Oct. 19th at 6 p.m, Homecoming Sunday Oct. 20th, Please come and share with us memories that you have about Otter Creek Church. You and your family are invited to come and Worship with us. The service will start at 10:40 a.m. There will be a pitch-in dinner after the service.

We would like to invite you and your family to all our events and services. Our Sunday School [age appropriate classes] starts at 9:30 am and our Worship starts at 10:40 am. We also have Children’s church which starts at 10:40am. We have a Ladies Bible Study on Tuesday at 10am at the church. If you have a prayer need you can call the church at 446-5300, leave message, or call Pastor Steve’s cell number is 1-812-531-9347 You can also reach us on Facebook/Otter Creek Christian Church. You can also go to our Facebook page and listen to a daily word of encouragement from the Word of God by Pastor Steve.

Peniel United Methodist Church

“Celebrate the Festival of Harvest with the firstfruits of the crops you sow in your field” ~ Exodus 23:16a

We invite you to join us at Peniel United Methodist Church on October 6th, the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost. Sunday School classes are offered for both children and adults. Classes begin at 10:00 a.m. Related seasonal crafts are offered on occasion for the children.

Our Worship Service begins at 11:00 a.m. and is accompanied by a traditional choir. Pastor Kent Beckman continues his sermon series: Is it Harvest Time? The scripture readings for this week are: 2 Corinthians 9:10, Exodus 23:10-12,16 and Matthew 13: 26-43. The celebration of Holy Communion will also be shared during this service. Come, join us at Peniel and ‘Catch the Spirit!’

Thanks to everyone who participated in last Saturday’s Chili Cook-Off! Holly Cassidy won with her Down Home Chili. Everyone had a such a great time that we will likely have another Chili Cook-Off in January 2020.

Mark your calendars for Sunday, October 27th. Everyone is invited to Peniel’s Third Annual TRUNK OR TREAT. Tots to teens and in-between, there’s treats and fun for everyone! FREE portrait pictures will be taken of your ghouls and gremlins, ghosts and goblins. We look forward to seeing you! For more information contact Kate at 812-420-1203.

Peniel UMC is located at 9525 N. Kennedy Crossing Road, just one mile north of Northview High School. Phone: (812) 442-8062. You can find us on Facebook @ PenielUnitedMethodist Church.

First Baptist Church

A ministry of our church that is often overlooked is the church library. We have many Christian books available for the congregation’s use at no cost and with no deadlines. Many fiction and non-fiction books have been donated or acquired over the years. Popular items right now seem to be Amish fiction and anything by Karen Kingsbury or Jan Karon. Take a few minutes to browse the selection in the church office.

Preparations are underway for Operation Christmas Child. This program asks those of us who are able to fill a shoebox with hygiene items, school supplies, and toys for a child who might otherwise receive no gift for Christmas. To participate, pick up a box in the sanctuary, make your plans to go Christmas shopping, and bring the filled shoebox back to church by early-November. They will be gathered and shipped to children in the U.S. and around the world with a message of God’s love from Samaritan’s Purse.

Upcoming event: A Fall Craft Day will be held at 2:30 p.m. on October 6th to make a no-sew pumpkin. Sign up on the bulletin board in the Education Wing and bring the cardboard from an empty roll of toilet paper and a glue gun if you have one.

See Nicole O’Dell or Lisa Reyher with any questions.

You are invited to join us at the following weekly services. Sunday School classes for all ages at the First Baptist Church begin at 9:30 a.m. Worship service follows at 10:30 a.m. with Nursery and KidMo offered for children through the 5th grade.

On Wednesday, an Adult Bible Study is held at 12 noon at the YMCA and choir practice is held at the church at 6:30 p.m.

On Thursday, the Kid’s Klothes Kloset is open from 1 to 4:30 p.m. and in the evening an Adult Bible Study and Youth Group (during the school year) for middle and high schoolers both begin at 7 p.m.

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

Our interim pastor is the Rev. Dr. Mark W. Hetrick. His cell is (317) 697-2485 and email is The church website is

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