CHURCH NEWS Nov. 30, 2019

Saturday, November 30, 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 

Looking for a place to take the family on Christmas Eve? Berea will be hosting a Christmas Eve service at 4:00. All are welcome!

The Wonder of Christmas: The Excitement and Anticipation of the coming Messiah

Micah 5:2-4, Isaiah 7:14, 9:1-3 and 9:6-7

What is your favorite Christmas memory? Go ahead, take a moment. Write it out, sometimes it helps to see things in print. There is a reason that thought came to mind. It might prompt you to make a phone call, send a text or drop by and see someone that played a role in that memory. Don’t miss out on that divine appointment.

In the world today, the wonder of Christmas has been lost for many. Some have never known the real meaning behind the celebration, while others have had that childlike feeling taken from them in exchange for the stress the world has brought to the holiday. This Christmas we are taking a look at the wonder of Christmas as it was felt by those who anticipated its arrival.

When you place yourself in the position of those who heard the prophetic words of the coming Messiah for the 1st time or those that passed it down from generation to generation.  How would you have received them?

Has the wonder of Christmas been lost for you?  What has taken it?  Pray that God will restore the wonder in your mind and heart as you share the message and Spirit of Christmas with those you know this year.

We pray that God will lead you to a church this Christmas season to celebrate not only the birth of Jesus but the life, the death and the resurrection of your Savior as well. If you do not have a church to call home, we pray that God just might lead you our way. You are invited to come and worship with us. We are praying for an opportunity to love you 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 Baptist Church

Many thanks to all who donated their best in food, time, talent, and effort, and for all who participated in our 34th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner. Now it is time to turn our attention to Christmas.

With all the commercialization of Christmas in our culture, the true meaning of Christmas can get lost. On Thursday December 5th, Child Evangelism Fellowship will hold a Christmas Party Club from 6 - 7:30 p.m. for children age 5 - 12 in our Fellowship Hall. This program presents the birth of Jesus as the real reason we celebrate Christmas. Bring your children out for this active presentation through the lesson, games, crafts, songs, and treats.

On Thursday, December 19th at 7 p.m., we will offer a Blue Christmas service specifically designed for folks mourning the loss of a loved one. And on Tuesday, December 24th at 7 p.m., there will be a Christmas Eve Service to reflect on the birth of our savior.

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

Jackson Street Wesleyan Church.

Greetings from Pastor Dennis Holley and the congregation of the Jackson Street Wesleyan Church

Girl Scout Troop 2902 will meet in the Fellowship Hall Tuesday Evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Scout Leaders Carolyn Robison and Sheralyn Stewart.

Girl Scout Troop 2244 will meet in Fellowship Hall every second and fourth Thursday Evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with Scout Leader Amy Cleveland.

There will be Bible study this Wednesday in the fellowship hall.

The Jackson Street Wesleyan church is a supporter of the Inside Out Recovery Ministry

If you feel you would like to donate to this much needed ministry, you can contact Kevin at 812–251–6194.

If you do not have a church home, we invite you to come worship with our church family.

Little Historic Church at Carbon

It is our pleasure to announce that the Brazil Community Choir will be performing Friday, December 6th at 7:00 PM. The choir, under the direction of Shaun Short, will present Peace Has Come, a Christmas Musical written and arranged by Mary McDonald. This cantata is both lovely and lively. It embodies the story of Christ’s birth through a variety of both classical music and beloved carols. The message of Peace Has Come brings the listener to a renewed appreciation of God’s most precious gift.

The Little Historic Church is located at 14695 N. Linden St., Carbon. For more information contact Kate Hoag at 812-251-4532.

Peniel United Methodist Church

You are invited to join us at Peniel United Methodist Church on December 1st, the First Sunday of Advent. Sunday School classes are offered for both children and adults. Classes begin at 10:00 a.m. and 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’s sermon is entitled: Peace, Hope, Light. The scripture reference is Genesis 1:1-1:5 and John 9:5. Holy Communion will be celebrated this Sunday. Our Worship Service welcomes children and Pastor Kent provides engaging Children’s Moments that both delight and challenge the kids!

If you have not received your free photo from our Trunk or Treat, contact Kate at 812-251-4532.

Thanks to everyone for saving and donating plastic caps & lids, pull tabs from drink cans and of course, the continuous donations of food staples, personal hygiene items and cleaning supplies for our local Food Pantry. Thank you also for the “Shoe Box” gifts for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child and your generous donations of school supplies collected for our local children year-round. Intrepid Hospice is so grateful for the cuddly stuffed bears that you bring! The “Big Money Jar” for Lebanon Children’s Home becomes fuller by the week. Many thanks and may God bless each of you for your benevolence and support.

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. Come join us at Peniel and ‘Catch the Spirit!’.

The Door Christian Fellowship Church

“Tortured for Christ,” a full-length cinematic re-telling of the lives of Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand, will be shown Saturday, November 30 at The Door Christian Fellowship Church.

The Wurmbrands were missionaries in communist Romania in the 1950s. Richard suffered 14 years of imprisonment and brutal torture while Sabina was treated as a slave in a labor camp. Through it all, they loved their enemies and woght to win their torturers to Christ. Soon after their release4 and return to America they began the ministry of The Voice of the Martyrs which for over 40 years has served the persecuted church.

We as Christians remembered on the first Sunday of November the International Day of Prayer for the persecuted church. May we come and be stirred by this testimony and to remember the persecuted for Christ always.

The movie will begin at 7 p.m. Popcorn and soda will be served. The Door is located at 511 E. Blaine St.

For information or transportation call 812-201-3966.

Happy Thanksgiving season.

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