CHURCH NEWS August 31,, 2019

Saturday, August 31, 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 

Back to school - Week 2

The lessons of life…and faith

 Matthew 13:1-23, Mark 4:1-20, and Luke 8:4-15

Think of one lesson from elementary school that you still apply to your life today?  What made that lesson stick? If you are like many people it is likely that that lesson was presented as a story. Everyone loves a good story. There is nothing more compelling than a great story!

In our society there are many, many ways to convey a story. For some of you it might be through a book, for some a movie, for still others a 30 minutes tv show…while others might only be able to handle a 3 minute you tube clip or a 60 seconds Instagram video. Stories grab our attention, they thrust us into another person’s life or an alternate reality. They may challenge us, inspire us, even anger us.

That is why Jesus used stories to share the ways of God with people like you and me. This week we will look at one of these stories. One in which Jesus shares with us why some of the seeds of faith that are planted never grow to maturity. He might ask you today, “How’s your soil?”

We want to invite anyone to come and worship with us or simply come and find out more about Jesus with us.

Service times

9:15 and 11:00

Full Children’s Programming available for both services

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First Baptist Church

Are you in need of a challenge? Looking for something to give your life meaning and purpose? Prayerfully consider volunteering to lead KidMo once a month on Sunday morning. Lessons are already prepared. The kids are waiting for you to guide them to new discoveries. Be a real man or woman of God and step into the adventure of leading kindergartners through fifth graders. See Sarah Goda to sign-up.

Upcoming event: On September 13th we will have another Family Game Night at 6 p.m. Bring a favorite game and snack and enjoy an evening of fun together with the church family.

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. The church website is

First United Methodist Church

Our Opportunities September 1, 2019 – September 8, 2019

Sunday – September 01

9:00a Traditional Worship Service

10:10a Sunday School

11:00a Contemporary Worship Service

Monday – September 02


Tuesday – September 03

2:45p – 4:30p Club 345

6:30p Trustees Meeting

Wednesday – September 04

4:30p Somethings Cooking

7:00p Chancel Choir

Thursday – September 05

1:30p Clergy Bible Study

7:00p Praise Team

Saturday – September 07

8:00a – 3:00p Emmaus Meeting

Sunday – September 08

9:00a Traditional Worship Service

9:45a Somethings Brewing

10:10a Sunday School

11:00a Contemporary Worship Service


Come join us for a hot meal every Wednesday from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm. The meals are free of charge and everyone in the community is invited to join us.


If you are in need of some food come by every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month beginning around 5:00 p.m. This is free of charge and you don’t need your license’s or anything. When stopping by for some food why not grab a try and pull up a chair for some of the best food you will ever find at a soup kitchen. If there are any questions please call the office at 812-443-2231

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 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 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.

Wednesday Night Adult Bible Study will meet in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30p.m.

Wednesday Night Youth Living Bible Study will meet inside the church at 6:30 p.m.

Our guest speaker this Sunday morning will be Darin Hull.

There will be no evening service this Sunday.

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

We are pleased to announce that Crystal Valley Trio will be featured at the Little Historic Church on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 7:00pm. If you enjoy Southern Gospel, this group will sate your soul. Not sure? Come on over and lend an ear to Crystal Valley. We believe that you’ll be glad you did!

There will be light refreshments in the Fellowship Hall after the performance. Please bring dessert or an appetizer to share. Beverages will be provided.

The Little Historic Church is located at 14695 North Linden Street, Carbon, IN. For information contact Kate Hoag at 812-420-1203.

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 Matthew 15:8. “This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips, but their Heart is far from me.” Where is your Heart? Come and join us as we Worship the Lord together.

Special Happenings at OCCC: Saturday August 17th at 6pm Pitch-in Fellowship supper- Old Fashion Homemade Ice Cream Social Saturday September 14 from 5-7:30pm. The Koon Hollar Kids from Clinton will be here to share their talents through music. They will be singing starting at 5pm. There will also be a bounce castle for the young and the young at heart. So come out and join us for a fine time of fellowship.

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 10:40am. We also have Childrens 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

Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. - 2 Corinthians 9:10.

We invite you to join us at Peniel United Methodist Church on September 1st, the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost. Sunday School classes are offered for both children and adults. Classes begin at 10:00 a.m.

The Worship Service is at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Kent begins a new sermon series: Is it Harvest Time? The scripture readings this week are: 2 Corinthians 9:10, Amos 4:7 and Exodus 34:21-22. The celebration and sharing of Holy Communion will also take place this Sunday.

On Saturday, September 28th from 5:00-7:00 p.m.,Peniel UMC will have a Chili Cook Off. Judging is open to the public: $5.00 min. for adults, $3.00 min. for children. Desserts are available for $2.00. Beverage is included.

Please don’t toss those plastic lids and bottle caps in the trash! Save them and bring them to Peniel where they are then contributed to the local school program for recycling into plastic benches! We also collect pull tabs drink cans. They are donated to Riley Children’s Hospital for the recycling program that benefits them.

Many thanks to each of you for your ongoing support of our local Food Pantry on Pinckley Street. As you may already know, personal hygiene items, laundry and cleaning supplies can not be purchased with Food Stamps. Shampoo, deodorant, tooth paste, laundry detergent and dish soap are always in short supply. Your donation of any of these items truly makes a difference to a family in need. For your convenience, non-perishable food or any of the items listed above may be brought to the Worship Service to be collected by the children during the Offering. Or, any of the above listed donations maybe left in the Fellowship Hall after the service. Peniel Pantry workers will deliver your items to the Food Pantry on Monday. May God bless you for your generosity!

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!’.

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