News From Terre Haute, Indiana


April 14, 2012

CHURCH BRIEFS: April 14, 2012

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Terre Haute St. Stephen’s Episcopal

Services Sunday in the historic church at 217 N. Seventh St. include Eucharists at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday school and middle/high school youth group meet at 9 a.m. Afterward, join the camaraderie, coffee and conversation in the Great Hall.

There is also a noon Thursday service in the chapel.

For more details, visit or call (812) 232-5165 Tuesday through Friday.

Mount Pleasant United Methodist

Pastors Aaron Wheaton, senior pastor, and Rick Swan, assistant pastor, along with the entire Mount Pleasant family invite you to join us by attending a worship service or other activities at one of our two church campuses.

Our south campus, located at 3050 E. Davis Drive, offers Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., with Sunday school classes beginning 10 a.m. Our new north campus, located at 1075 N. Fruitridge Ave., offers Sunday school at 9 a.m., with the worship service following at 10 a.m. Both campuses host Holy Communion the first Sunday of the month.

If you want to grow in Christ and in your Christian faith you might want to try one of our small groups or various Bible studies available throughout the week at various times, days and evenings, at both campuses. Music and arts opportunities at our campuses include praise band, choir, hand bell choir and drama team.

We also offer the Upward basketball, cheerleading and soccer programs during the fall and winter. Upward participants are children in kindergarten through eighth grade. We have a Special Needs league, too.

South Campus Activities:

An evening service called “6:35” is on the second Sunday of each month beginning at 6:35 p.m. It is an intergenerational worship experience featuring praise, prayer and a message while incorporating elements of drama, dance and art.

Lifeline, our ministry for youth grades 6th through seniors, meets Sundays at 9:50 to 10:40 a.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and also Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. X-Treme Tweenz is a group for all fifth graders that meets at 4:30 p.m. every other Sunday.

Boost, our midweek gathering, starts with dinner at 5:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Center and classes for all ages at 6:30 p.m. We host sessions twice a year. Our spring session of Boost will run from March 7 through May 2.

To start the work week, every Monday a prayer meeting is at 6 p.m. in the Chapel. Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program from hurts, habits and hang-ups, meets every Friday beginning at 7 p.m. in Wide Eye Cafe. Other groups include the Lunch Bunch (women), Yarn Spinners and Men’s Fellowship Group.

“This I Believe” musical will be Sunday, April 22 at 6 p.m.

North Campus Activities:

The Noodle Club meets Monday mornings at 9 a.m. This group is famous for its delicious pasta. Come join the group to hone in on your cooking skills. Our Care Group meets Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. to help spread Christ’s message to our shut-ins and newcomers. If you enjoy crafts, come on the first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. for Christian fellowship during origami and card making. Two new activities have been added. Mom2Mom now meets the third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. with childcare provided. Our Lifeline youth ministry will be meeting every other Friday (beginning April 20) from 6 to 9 p.m.

Mark your calendars now for Vacation Bible School. Sky VBS will be June 24-June 28 at the South Campus and July 22-July 26 at the North Campus. Registration began April 1.

Mount Pleasant is connecting families and individuals with God and God’s family through Jesus Christ. For more information about us, visit our website at You can also call our south campus at (812) 232-4808 or north campus (812) 232-2478, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Rio Grande Baptist

We invite you to join us for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. We worship with praise songs and traditional hymns led by our Worship Team. There is a children’s message given by Pastor Matt Larimer (always resulting in a few laughs) along with a good lesson for young and old alike.

We have a Wednesday evening Bible Study at 7 p.m. each week to aid in our personal growth as well as increase our knowledge of the Bible and how God speaks to us regarding our lives and how we are to live. Questions are encouraged and discussion in always welcome.

Our second annual Mutt Strut is coming up on May 12 at ISU Memorial Stadium from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants will walk with their pets around the “Indiana Mile” to raise funds to benefit The T.H. Humane Shelter and Harmony Haven. Registration fee is $10 ($15. day of). Donations of dog/cat food are also requested. Please call the church for more registration information.

The church is located at 4411 E. Rio Grande Ave. Please visit our website at or e-mail for more information: terre

St. George’s Episcopal Church, West Terre Haute

This Sunday the Rev. Harold Smith will present Christian Education. Adult Christian Education is from 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. in the parish hall.

Smith also will be celebrant for Holy Eucharist, Rite II, which begins at 10 a.m. in the church. All are invited to stay for coffee, conversation and refreshments in the parish hall after the service.

Smith is a native of Muncie and served churches in Nebraska and Wyoming before returning to Indiana in 1995, where he served as vicar of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Lebanon and part-time as priest-in-charge at Trinity Church, in Connersville. He resides in Indianapolis.

St. George’s Episcopal Church, “the friendly little church on the hill,” is located at 1337 N. Smith Place (on Ferguson Hill), West Terre Haute. For more information, contact Kelly Hammonds, bishop’s warden, (217) 826-5439; or go to

Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran

The church at 645 Poplar St., across from Vigo County Public Library, invites the greater Terre Haute community to two April events.

The Kantorei choir of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, will present sacred music of the Easter Season at 4 p.m. today in the sanctuary at Immanuel. A German bratwurst dinner will be served afterwards in the Parish Center. The Kantorei is a 16 voice all-male choir of seminarians studying to become pastors. This choir has sung around the United States and Canada, and has recorded numerous albums of sacred music of the Christian Church, including a recently released album of Easter music, “Alleluia.”

Caring for the Barren Woman is a free seminar taking place in Immanuel’s parish center on Saturday, April 21 at 11:30 a.m. We do not have to look very far to find them: friends, sisters, aunts, cousins, daughters, and all those women we love so dearly who have never been able to give birth to a child. What do we say to them? How do we comfort them? What hope can we give them? Join Katie Schuermann, author of the book, He Remembers the Barren, and Rebecca Mayes, contributor to the website, for an intimate discussion about the heartache of infertility and its effect on all of us. Luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by a presentation and Q&A with the presenters.

 For more information on either of these two events, call the Immanuel Church Office at (812) 232-4972.

St. Ann Church

The small, vibrant Community of St. Ann Parish invites you to join us for our Sunday Eucharist at 11 a.m. The church is located at 1440 Locust St. The Homecoming Mass for St. Ann Parish is Sunday. All former members of St. Ann and students of St. Ann School are invited. For more information contact the parish office at (812) 232-6832.

For information on youth ministry contact the parish office at (812) 232-6832 or contact youth minister Janet Roth at

St. Benedict Church

The St. Benedict parish community celebrates Mass today at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Mass is celebrated each weekday with the exception of Wednesday at 12:05 p.m. The church is located at 111 S. 9th St. All are welcome to join us.

Religious education classes are on Sunday morning from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Youth Ministry and Confirmation classes are on Sunday from 5 to 6:45 p.m. For further information about our programs, please call the parish office at (812) 232-8421.

St. Joseph University Parish

St. Joseph University Parish, 113 S. 5th St., invites you to celebrate Mass with them this weekend. Mass is 5 p.m. Saturday. Sunday masses are 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weekday mass is celebrated at 5:15 p.m.

Preschool thru 8th grade Religious Education classes are offered each year beginning in September and ending in May. Classes meet Sunday mornings from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. for Preschool through 5th grade and twice a month. Sunday evenings from 4:45 to 6:45 p.m. for 6th through 8th grade. High school youth ministry is on Sunday evenings for schedule or more information call the parish office or e-mail jummp.youthminis

The parish serves Indiana State University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and also welcomes students from Ivy Tech and St. Mary-of-the-Woods College. As student parishioners, you are full members of our parish and welcomed warmly by the whole community. For more information call St. Joseph University Parish at (812) 232-7011.

St. Margaret Mary Church

The St. Margaret Mary parish community invites you to join us for weekend mass on Saturday at 4 p.m. or Sunday at 11 a.m. Our parish also celebrates a Spanish mass each Sunday at 2 p.m. We are located at 2405 S. 7th St.

St. Margaret Mary parish will resume the Monday night study group on April 16. The program will be “Catholicism” by Fr. Robert Barron. It will be a 12 week series with discussion following the viewing of the DVD’s of the spectacular sites Father Barron visits around the world that instruct and inspire. Sessions will be from 7 to 9 p.m. All are welcome to join us. Call the parish office at (812) 232-3512 for more information or to register.

Religious Education classes for grades preschool through grade 8 are Sunday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. For information about our Religious Education program contact Anne Beckley, DRE, at the parish office: (812) 232-3512. High School Youth Ministry and Confirmation classes are Sunday evening. For information on Youth Ministry schedule contact our Youth Minister, Marcia Lane-McGee at the parish office at (812) 232-3512.

St. Mary-of-the-Woods Village Church

We invite you to join us for liturgy on Sunday at 9 a.m. Religious Education for Pre-K through high school takes place on Sunday morning after mass, beginning at 9:45 a.m.

St. Patrick Church

St. Patrick parish community, 1807 Poplar St., invites you to join us for weekend liturgy on Saturday at 6 p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m. Weekday mass is celebrated at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

Religious Education classes for Preschool to 8th Grade meet in the school building August through May from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. High School youth meet in the Moran Family Life Center on select Sunday evenings September through May. Contact our Youth Minister Marcia Lane-McGee for the schedule details at: jummp.youthminister@hot

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

Sacred Heart of Jesus parish invites you to join us for mass on Saturday at 5 p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m.

Religious education classes for preschool through grade 5 are on Sunday. Youth ministry is on Sunday evenings. For further information please contact the parish office (812) 466-1231.

Deanery Pastoral Center

Hospice of the Wabash Valley presents Journeys a free bereavement support program that will meet once a week for six weeks on Wednesday mornings beginning April 12 through May 10. Meetings will be at Terre Haute Deanery Pastoral Center (1801 Poplar St.) 10 to 11:30 a.m. Session topics include: common reactions to loss, letting yourself grieve, managing the holidays/other difficult times and steps which can help you heal. Participants will receive a bereavement workbook. You are welcome to attend, no matter where you are in your own grief journey. Remember: “Sharing eases loneliness”. To register, contact Sr. Mary Montgomery at (812) 232-8400 or Jack Brockman from Hospice will be facilitating the group.

Terre Haute Reformed Presbyterian

Please join us for worship this Sunday. Pastor Bill Roberts is preaching through a new series on Basics of the Christian Life; the sermon title is: “The Liberty of the Christian.” We have moved to our new location at 1407 North 25th St. (25th and 5th Ave.). Sunday School, for children and adults, begins at 9:30 a.m. and Worship begins at 10:45 a.m. A nursery for children three and under is available during the worship service. After worship a meal will be provided and all are welcome to stay for food and fellowship.

Centenary United Methodist

The congregation of Centenary, located at 301 North Seventh St., in Terre Haute’s Arts Corridor and adjacent to Indiana State University, welcomes you to our beautiful 146 year old church. We invite you to worship with us, Sunday, at 9:30 a.m. Hear the Rev. Paul Wagner’s sermon and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and the Chancel Choir, directed by Erich Kendall, singing an inspirational anthem rejoicing in the risen Christ.

Refreshments and fellowship follow the Worship Service, from 10:30-10:45 a.m. Sunday School classes are offered to all age groups and nursery care is provided. At 10:45 a.m., in the Friendship Class (adult Bible study), the Rev. Phyllis Peters will teach and lead discussion on “Cleansing the Temple” (John 2: 13-22). The Pastor’s Class is studying “Men and Women of the Bible: Profiles.” The College Age Class meets after the Worship Alive Evening Service, from 7 to 8 p.m. with supper provided. They are reading and discussing a number of the shorter books of the Bible. Books discussed will be determined by class members. Sunday Evening “Worship Alive” team welcomes everyone to a contemporary worship here, from 6--7 p.m.

The Church’s Seventh Street entrance is handicapped accessible, and ample parking is located behind the church. Consider participating in our “Prayer and Meditation Time,” led by Lay Preacher Tom Barnett on Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to noon. Our Wednesday Evening Bible Group, led by Pastor Wagner, is reading and discussing the book, “Call Him Savior,” by John Gooch, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

If you have interest in Centenary’s music programs, such as the Chancel Choir, please let us know. Our choir rehearsals are on Sunday mornings at 8:30 a.m., prior to the church service. Also our Handbell Choir is directed by Debbie Thompson. If you would like to participate in Sunday School, in youth activities directed by Amanda Tramel, and in our very active women’s ministries, please call the church office, any day, at (812) 232-2319.

Berean Baptist Church

The church is located at 6770 N. Clinton St. The 9:30 Adult Sunday School Hour will feature David Thomas’s continuing Life Lessons From Daniel, the Ancient Jewish Seer in Babylon. These lessons are much needed in our currently troubled world.

The 10:30 Worship Hour features enthusiastic congregational singing led by the Sounds of Victory, a very special music tribute to Betty Harland by her daughter Barb Humphrey, an illustrated gospel lesson by Dick Triestram. Katy Stephens will sing a special solo. Pastor Larry Lilly’s sermon is titled, “Titanic: The Unexpected.”

One hundred years ago on April 15 the unsinkable Titanic hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic and took 15 hundred men, women and children to a watery grave. Larry will look to the accident and the Bible to glean lessons for our time showing how to deal with the unexpected.

The 6 service features congregational singing, testimonies and a special sermon from Pastor Lilly titled, “The Look That Counts.” Larry points out cure for paralyzing fear when life is overwhelming by investigating the account of Peter walking on the water. This sermon of encouragement has helped many and Larry preaches it hoping that it may help you.

Unity Presbyterian Church

Sunday worship is at 1207 E. Springhill Drive at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. Our Pastor is Linda Peters. Her sermon: “Doubt, the Beginning of Faith” based on Psalm 133 and John 20:19-31. Adult Bible Study, 9:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday School following A Moment with the Children. Fellowship follows the worship service.

Amie Ellison is our choir director, Andrea Marlow is our organist. Choir rehearsal is each Thursday, 7 p.m., and Sunday at 10 a.m.

For the month of April, we are praying for San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo and Pasadena, Calif. This week, we are praying for the Community Presbyterian Church, Charlestown, Ind., and we pray for the community and Mount Lebanon Presbyterian churches as they minister to all those who have suffered loss in Henryville. We also, will pray for DeVaney Elementary School. Join us for a Praise Service each Thursday 6 p.m., with dinner following the service. Church office (812) 299-2206.

A variety of wild life make their home on our site. You are welcome to come and explore. Our outdoor sanctuary is behind the office building enjoy a time of rest and quiet. 

Central Presbyterian

The church, located at 125 N. Seventh St., will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Associate Pastor Alan Harder’s sermon, “Peace Be with You,” will be based on John 20:19-31, in which the resurrected Jesus appears to his disciples. A time for conversation and fellowship follows the 10:30 worship service, downstairs in Fellowship Hall. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30. Nursery care is provided. Korean-language worship begins at noon, followed by a communal meal downstairs in Fellowship Hall. On Friday at 4 p.m. Korean students meet at the church for Bible study and supper. Friday through next Sunday, the church will have its annual Family Retreat at Camp Pyoca. For more details, call the church office (812) 232-5049 or visit us online:

Shiloh Missionary Baptist

The Senior Choir of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church will be celebrating their 8th anniversary on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. Our Special guests will be various choirs of the city. The public is invited to share in this spiritual service.

Please come and join us at 2401 Seventh Avenue in Terre Haute. Rev. Terrance M. Russel is pastor.

Seelyville United Methodist

“Trust in God!” Pastor Jack Diel and the Seelyville UMC Family invite you to worship with us on Sunday, at 9:30 a.m., the Second Sunday of Easter. Nursery care is provided during the service by Pam Alexander, and a time of fellowship and refreshment follows the service with Sunday School classes for all ages beginning at 10:45 a.m.

The sermon title “God’s Spirit and Open Hearts” will be focused on helping us to trust God even when we have doubts. Scripture readings are Psalm 1:33 and John 20:19 - 31. Liturgist for this Sunday is Mary Wade.

The choir, under the direction of Cathleen Flynn, will present an anthem accompanied by organist/pianist Jane Linville and Holy Communion will be served. Choir rehearsal is held each Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. and new members are always welcome. Hymns for this Sunday are “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling,” “Without Seeing You,” and “On the Day of Resurrection.”

Agape Circle meets at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the home of Edith Tucker with study led by Pastor Jack. Webelos I meets at 6 p.m. at the church. The “Crafty Quilters” will also meet on Monday at 7 p.m. in the home of Donna Crowley. Bring a craft or project on which you are currently working and enjoy good conversation and a snack.

The Prayer and Bible Study group, led by Donna Crowley, gathers in our library at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. Scouting groups continue on Tuesday at 6:10 p.m. for Webelos II. Yoga class with instructor Trudy Newton will be held at the church at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bring your exercise mat and join this new activity now offered at SUM. Financial Peace University, a program on Christian financial principles, continues on Thursday, at the church. On Saturday, April 21, HIS Apprentices meets in the home of Edith Tucker at 6 p.m.

The church is located on the corner of U.S. 40 and Second Street in Seelyville. The church office phone number is (812) 877-1868 with e-mail contact available at “We are a caring family making disciples for Jesus Christ.”

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation

The church is located at 1875 Fruitridge Ave. Our Service is held each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Be sure to join us on Sunday and meet the Rev. Qiyamah A. Rahman MDiv ‘08. She was ordained at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte, N.C., in October 2007. She has been a Unitarian Universalist since 1992 and served as District Executive in the Thomas Jefferson District of the Unitarian Universalist Association from 1999 to 2005. Qiyamah is an avid reader and writer and is working on a series documenting the Presence of African American women in Unitarian Universalism. Her sermon is titled Building Trust in Beloved Community Description: Building trust in our Unitarian Universalist communities begins with ourselves and spreads outward to inspire and sustain community. This dynamic exchange allows new and wonderful possibilities to unfold. Come let us put our hearts and heads together and see what we can build!

 Children’s Religious Education begins at 10:50 a.m. There are two groups, youth ages 5 to 9 and Tweens, ages 10 and up. Childcare for younger children is provided for the entire service.

We welcome everyone to Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Come get to know us. Our regular service is each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. We have disabled access, and can provide large print bulletins and hearing assistance devices if needed. We also provide childcare for young children. We can be reached by phone at (812) 232-1193 or visit our Website:

Word of Life

David Smethurst will be ministering at Word of Life Church, 502 N. Court St., in Sullivan, on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Since 1978 David has preached the gospel in many nations and also serves as a chaplain for the Olympic Games. For more information call the church office at (812) 268-3130.

Marshall Federated Church

The church, located at 105 N. Main, in Marshall, Ind., and The Parke County Cowboy Church Band invites everyone to Cowboy Church on Sunday at 6 p.m. (Indiana time). Special guest will be Dave Fullenwider from Waveland. A love offering will be received for our guest. For information, call John Cornell at (765) 597-2209 or the church at (765) 597-2497. Please enter the building through the west doors.

Memorial United Methodist

The church, located at 2701 Poplar St., invites you to worship with us each Sunday. Parking is available in our large lot behind the church on Oak Street.

Please join us on Sunday for one of the following services. The Rev. Scott’s sermon will be “The Declaration”. The opening words of the first letter of John to a young church was listen up and I will tell you about the Good News of faith. And it will not be an exercise in the abstract, but a personal witness of what has been, is now, and will be. Good news for a young church! Good news for an old church! Scripture: I John 1:1-4

At 8:45 a.m. we have our Traditional Worship Service. If you like to sing traditional hymns, hear a choir anthem by our Chancel Choir and hear multiple scripture readings in a more formal setting then this is the service for you.

At 9:45 a.m. please join us for our Fellowship and Refreshment Time. At 10 a.m. please join us for Sunday School. We have many to choose from and for all ages.

At 11 a.m. we have our second service PRAYZ!. Our casual family type worship, with the wonderful PRAYZ band. If you like to wear jeans to church, sing along with the praise team to praise music, see film and media used in worship, and you like a more laid back and casual service then this is the service for you.

The Traditional and Prayz! worship services both contain a children’s message, scripture readings, music, pastoral prayer, and the sermon. Children may stay in the service with their family or they may attend Children’s Church following the Children’s Message. The UMW’s annual Garage Sale will be held on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday April 21, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tai Chi with Rebecca Graves meets every Tuesday and Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. Now offering a “gentler” form of Tai Chi for Arthritis. Everyone is welcome. The Sewing Stitches Circle meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The Knit Wits yarn ministry meets the first and third Thursday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m., and the second and fourth Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. If you like to knit or crochet or would like to learn, please join us.

Nami (National Alliance on Mental Illness) meets the third Thursday of the month in the Library. This is a support group for persons living with depression, panic attacks, anxiety, bipolar or schizophrenia and is open to the public. For more information contact Betty Porter at (812) 877-9950.

For more information please call our church office at (812) 234-0776, fax us at 812-235-3574 or visit our website at

Church of Christ

If you are looking for the church you read about in the Bible and are interested in drinking from the pure and original stream of truth revealed in the Bible, you are invited to visit the Church of Christ. We assemble in the meeting room of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites (Exit 11, I-70 & SR 46) Sundays at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. We respect the authority of Christ in all things and are prepared to defend everything we teach and practice. We do not want you to take our word for what is said, but search the scriptures for yourself and see whether the things spoken are so. If you see or hear anything that is Biblically incorrect, we want to know about it so we can make the proper correction. We are only interested in the truth, being what the Bible makes us, and doing what it teaches us. Please be our guest at our next service. We would like to get with you and talk about some things the Bible teaches. If you are available to study, please contact John Isaac Edwards at (812) 320-4450 to arrange a home Bible study. Find us on Facebook at Church of Christ at Terre Haute and the world wide web at, where you will find audio recordings of sermons preached, an archive of our weekly teaching bulletin, The Terre Haute Speaker, and much more. We look forward to seeing you at our next service!

Rosedale Baptist Church

The church is located at Depot and Middle streets in Rosedale. The pastor is Randy McPike. Sunday Worship Service is 9:30 a.m., Sunday School 10:30 a.m., and Sunday Eve Service 7 p.m. The Wednesday Night Prayer and Bible Study is 7 .pm.

Sunday come and join us for our “New Youth Group Program’. At 11:30 a.m. there will be music, a lesson , and a skit for the kids. We will have lunch, decorate and assemble kites for those who don’t have one to fly at the Rosedale School. Parents and children alike are welcome to bring their own kites to fly and participate in the fun. We will return to the church at 4 p.m. Please bring a permission slip to go with us.

St. Mark United Church of Christ

Come and celebrate with us the great joke God played on death by raising Jesus from the dead on this Holy Humor Sunday at St. Mark United Church of Christ. We will worship God, have a laugh or two, and celebrate Christ’s resurrection. This very special worship begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at 475 S. Fruitridge Ave., just north of Deming Park. No matter where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!

Following the service our National Youth Event team will have a car wash with proceeds going toward their trip this summer. On Tuesday mornings from 9:30 to 11 a.m. you are invited to join our Bible Study group, led by Rev. Higus. Tuesday afternoon our “Merry Stitchers” will resume knitting and crocheting prayer shawls from 1 to 3 p.m. in the church lounge. All are welcome to sit in with us. On Wednesdays during the day our Sewing Gals meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All are welcome to join any of these events-membership not required! Call the church office is you have any questions at (812) 232-8000, Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

First Baptist

Our Sunday schedule includes Sunday School, with classes for all ages, at 9 a.m., and worship service at 10:15 a.m. This Sunday the Rev. Bernie Jackson’s sermon topic will be “After Easter — Now What?” with scripture text from Matthew 28:16-20. Music will be presented by the Sanctuary Choir as they sing the anthem “Go Ye Therefore” by Mary McDonald. Special music will also be presented by soloist Isaac White. A children’s story is included as a part of our service each Sunday, presented by our children’s minister, Jill Kirchoff. The First Link Hospitality Room is available from 8:45 until 10:15 a..m., providing fresh Rex coffee, light refreshments and a place for members and guests to enjoy conversation.

First Baptist Church is an American Baptist congregation located at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Further information is available on our website at

Oregon Baptist Church

Everyone at Oregon invites you to join us as we worship God.

Sunday School starts each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Rev. Fred Harrison leads us in morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Youth groups for ages three years through high school meet on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. Adult Bible Study meets during the school year on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. The church is located at 11200 S. Carlisle St., (812) 299-2112.

New Life Fellowship

Come worship with us at Sunday School and Morning Worship at 10 a.m. and Evening Worship at 6 p.m. On Wednesday evening we have an array of activities to fit the needs of all ages – at 6:30 p.m., Kidz Church worships in our interactive and dynamic Live Worship Center while the Adult Bible Study meets in the Fellowship Hall. Elevate Youth (ages 12 through High School) meets at 6:30 at the North Campus. Home Fellowship Groups meet in homes throughout the area — call (812) 877-9348 to find a group near you. Elevate College and Career (ages 19 through 25) meet on Thursday night at 7 at the North Campus. Come check us out — 7849 Wabash (East Glenn) — — it’s more than a building!

Breden Memorial United Methodist Church

Lent is over for this year. The Holy Week has ended and we have had a great Easter Celebration. If you are a Christian and cannot appreciate all of this, perhaps you need to go back and do first works all over again. To be a Christian is more than just saying idle words. “If you are going to talk the talk, then you need to walk the walk.” “Not everyone who says to me Lord, Lord, shall enter the Kingdom, but only those who do the will of my Father which is in Heaven.”

Psalm 110 reminds us of the victory song. We cannot recall too frequently the words of our Lord. We need to think about the words of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms. This first Sunday after Easter our Pastor will be speaking about the Victory Song. The scripture is from Psalm 110. Our Worship begins at 9:30. Sunday school will follow at 10:50, classes for all ages. AA meets Tuesday at 6 p.m. Ladies’ Prayer Group meets Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Trustees meet Wednesday at 3 p.m.

United Methodist Temple

United Methodist Temple is a society of servants making disciples for Jesus Christ. We meet at 5301 U.S. 41 South for worship, study, and fellowship. Our 8:45 a.m. service is lectionary based with liturgy and use of the Psalms. Our 11 a.m. worship is blended with contemporary and praise choruses. Our teaching is Christ-centered, Wesleyan, and emergent. Come to the Welcome Café for all ages at 10 a.m., and join us for Bible study and Sunday school classes that meet for all ages. Especially for youth 6th to 12th grades, we have VOICE. Come and get your voice on. All are welcome here to this leafy green branch of the Body of Christ worldwide.

This Sunday’s service celebrates the Risen Christ as the source of Unity for the Body of Christ. Utilizing lectionary texts Acts 4:32-35, Psalm 133, and Luke 14:7-24, we will see how unity in the mission of Christ creates a winsome outreach to all who need Christ. In the message, “Everyone Loves a Banquet,” we will be shown ways we may honor Christ in outreaching love. God wants his house and his banquet full. Dick and Phyllis Hughes will be bringing us special music in both services.

Our schedule at United Methodist Temple follows. One of our uniquenesses is our growing outreach to young families and “The Gathering.” We are actively seeking to hire a “nursery coordinator” for our growing ministry to babies. You may call the office or send a resume to: Bobbie Bakker, Chair of the Staff Parish Committee, 5301 Hwy 41 South, Terre Haute, IN 47802. Our choir season is over, but we are in need of praise team leaders and participants and special music for both services. Please see Jill Kuckewich, our music director. We are the proud home of the Temple Pre School, with director Janet Friedrich.

Weekly schedule:

Mondays, 12:15 p.m.: Celebrate Recovery; Tuesdays, 7 p.m.: Bible Study 21 Reasons Bad Things Happen to Good People-Dave Earley; Tuesday and Thursdays, 6 p.m.: Zumba with Julia Winstead (women 13 and up).

Wednesdays, 10 a.m.: Esther (Bible study utilizing the tapes of Beth Moore); 6 p.m. Weight Watchers; 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 a.m.: Piecemakers quilt ministry; Friday, 10:30 a.m.: Holy yoga with Macy Kalb

On April 21st we will hold an all church Visioning Workshop starting at 4 p.m. This is for all members and friends of United Methodist Temple. Please reach us through our office secretary Margaret Fulsom at (812) 299-1898. Rev. Steve Cain can be reached at (812) 870-5749 or

Maple Avenue United Methodist Church

Maple Avenue United Methodist Church welcomes all to worship with us this Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services. Pastor David Rockhill welcomes all to join us to share in scriptures John 20:19-31 which will include a message titled “I Doubt It.” Sunday School classes for all ages will meet at 9:30 a.m. This week at Maple Avenue UMC is “Bring-A -Friend Sunday” where all congregation members are asked to bring a friend with them or come and be a friend. We hope you will join us for this inspirational worship service!

Maple Avenue offers many programs for adults and children alike. Programs available to all include: GED Classes, Adult Basic Education Classes, After School Tutoring (Grades 1-5), After School Open Gym, (Grades 1-5), Daycare, Preschool. Music Programs Include: The Chancel Choir, Summer Dinner Theatre Productions, Spring Cabaret, Christmas and Easter Cantatas with Orchestra and Children’s Choir. Missions and service opportunities include: Prayer Chain, Operation Classroom, Penny Drive for Lebanon Children’s Home, United Campus Ministries, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, Habitat for Humanity, and 14th and Chestnut Community Center. There is something for everyone at MapleAvenue UMC and we hope you will join us for an inspirational worship service. For more information, check us out on the web at or call us at (812) 232-7263.

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    March 12, 2010