News From Terre Haute, Indiana

March 16, 2013

CHURCH BRIEFS: March 16, 2013


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St. Stephen’s Episcopal

Worship services in the historic church at 217 N. Seventh St.,Terre Haute, are at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday and noon Thursday. After worship Sunday join the camaraderie, coffee and conversation. All are welcome.

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

Men’s Breakfast Table: Join us for an informal BYOBBB (Bring Your Own Brown Bag Breakfast) at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 16, around the preparation table in the St. Stephen’s kitchen for an hour of fellowship and food. For more information, contact James Willis or the office.

Adult Forum: The Triduum of Holy Week: The Triduum is the last three days of Holy Week. Its liturgy begins with Maundy Thursday and concludes with the Great Vigil of Easter. These are distinctive, rich liturgies filled with story, symbol and opportunities for participation. Our Interim Rector will share some of the history and spirituality of the Triduum this Sunday, March 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. as an introduction to the week.

Soup Supper and Study: Meets at 5 p.m. March 17 followed by discussion. Be on your way home by 7 p.m. Our study is a lighthearted and current look at the Episcopal Church, based on ‘Jesus was an Episcopalian (and you can be one too)’ by Chris Yaw.

Lenten Helping Hands for Bor, South Sudan, and Brasilia, Brazil: Please help the Sunday School raise “change for a change.” See the poster in the Great Hall for more information. You may donate ‘change’ or take home a small change jar and bring it back when it’s full.

Crafty SewNSews: Attention knitters: We are ready to start putting knitted squares together if you are ready to start knitting or crocheting. We are asking that you use knitting worsted but we are happy if you do garter stitch. If you prefer to do a design, that will be OK. Let’s try to keep them as close to 8 inches as possible. However, if yours comes out a little different, it is not a problem.

Seelyville United Methodist

Pastor Jack Diel and the Seelyville UMC Family invite you to worship on March 17, the fifth Sunday in Lent, at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care will be provided and a time of fellowship and refreshment at 10:45 a.m. Kid’s hour continues from 9:30-10:45 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster. Children from ages 5 to 12 are encouraged to attend. Sunday School for all ages is from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

The sermon for March 17 is titled “Hospitality and Love” and teaches that extending hospitality and love are at the heart of discipleship. Scripture readings are Isaiah 43:16-21 and John 12:1-8. The anthem will be directed by Cathleen Flynn with organist/pianist Jane Linville. Hymns for this Sunday are “Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above,” “Your Love, O God,” and “More Love to Thee, O Christ.”

Scouting groups will meet Monday and Tuesday as usual and the prayer and Bible study group will gather at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Beginning yoga continues at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church with instructor Trudy Newton. Financial Peace University, led by Steve and Patty Jones, continues its Spring Session at the church at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Make plans now to attend the Annual Banquet and Silent Auction to support the 14th and Chestnut Community Center April 25 at 6 p.m. in Sycamore Banquet Center located in the former bookstore of the ISU Student Union. Reservation forms are printed in the March newsletter of the center or can be obtained from local churches or from the Center. Reservations are required and tables of eight are available.

Seelyville United Methodist 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 email contact at ”We are a caring family making disciples for Jesus Christ.”

Mount Pilgrim

Missionary Baptist

Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 1935 Tippecanoe St, the Rev. Charles Irvin, Pastor will have a youth day service Saturday, March 26 at 6 p.m. Our guest speaker will be the Rev. Jeff Loric, associate minister of Second Missionary Baptist Church of Terre Haute. The Mt. Pilgrim praise team and choir will provide the music.

CrossRoads Baptist

Pastor Walter D. Huyck Jr. and the congregation of CrossRoads Baptist Church of the Wabash Valley invite you to join us for our upcoming Easter celebrations. Good Friday services will be at our Church on March 29 at 7 p.m. EDT. “Resurrection Sunday” will be on March 31 at 10:40 a.m. Mark your calendar and join us; we would love to share the love of Jesus with you and yours.

The public is always welcome to join us weekly for any of our regular worship services. Conducted at our new Church facility located at 26063 Kasameyer Drive, Dennison, Ill., our service times are 9:30 a.m. for Sunday school, 10:40 a.m. for regular worship, and 6 p.m. for evening devotional. Awana and prayer group meet at Consolidated Elementary School in West Terre Haute Thursdays at 7 p.m. All times are EST and a nursery is provided for our main worship service. Learn more about CrossRoads Baptist Church, its ministry opportunities, missions, and upcoming events on our website at There is a link to Pastor Walt’s website, which offers a vast amount of information to enhance your spiritual journey commitment and growth. Our church mailing address is 350 So. Thorpe Place, West Terre Haute, IN 47885.

Central Christian

— Disciples of Christ

Our Sunday worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome to join us. We will observe the fifth Sunday of Lent with our emphasis on “Living, Breathing, Embodying the Psalms,” and celebrating the annointing of Jesus in Bethany. A special time will be for the young church. Nursery care is provided during the service. After worship we will gather for a fellowship time with donuts and drinks.

Sunday School will begin at 11 a.m. Pastor’s class meets Sunday at 2 p.m. An adult Bible study is Monday at 9 a.m. with the Rev. Zelensky. This group meets at the church.

The general board of the church will meet Sunday at noon for a time of prayer, fellowship and business. All board members are encouraged to attend.

We are gathering items for Woodrow Wilson Vigo County Schools backpack program. We continue to sell fair trade coffee, tea, cocoa and chocolate bars.

Please join us at 4950 E. Wabash Ave. The church office or our minister, Rev. Rebecca Zelensky, can be reached at 812-877-9959. Our church web site is

Rio Grande Baptist

Please join us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. as we anticipate the Easter season celebrating the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We celebrate with traditional hymns, praise and worship songs, special music and a children’s message with Pastor Matt Larimer. Youth group meets at 6:30 each Sunday and Wednesday we meet for prayer service at 7 p.m.

We invite you to our Good Friday communion service March 29 at 7 p.m., and our special sunrise service on Easter Sunday, March 31 at 7:15 a.m. The sunrise service will be followed by breakfast at 9 a.m. We encourage everyone to attend our regular service at 10:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday followed by our annual “egg hunt” for children 12 and under.

Also, during the month of March we will accept donations for the “America for Christ Offering 2013.” As Jesus Followers, let us respond to the AFC theme of “Building Communities of Hope,” bringing the promise of God’s love to our world by participating in the transformation of our neighborhoods in the United States and Puerto Rico. By building and strengthening our communities, we bear witness to the gospel of Christ that brings the hope of new life.

 Rio Grande Baptist Church, 4411 E. Rio Grande, Terre Haute, at the corner of Rio Grande and Erickson. Please visit our website for more information at or email at

Annunciation, Brazil

Father John Hollowell and the parishioners of Annunciation Church, 19 N. Alabama, Brazil, welcome you to join them for Mass Saturday at 4:30 p.m. or Sunday 8:30 a.m. Weekday masses are celebrated Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. On Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. a Latin Mass will be celebrated. For information about our parish programs or services please call the office at 812-448-1901.

St. Benedict Church

The parish community of St. Benedict, 111 S. Ninth St., celebrates Mass Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Daily Mass is celebrated each weekday except Wednesday at 12:05 p.m. Stations of the Cross will be at 7 p.m. on Fridays during Lent. Passion Mime by high school youth will be Palm Sunday, March 24 during the 11 a.m. Mass. For more information about our parish services or programs please call the office at 812-232-8421.

Knights of Columbus will have a Lenten fish fry and meatless spaghetti dinner at St. Benedict on Friday, March 22 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Religious education classes for our elementary grades are from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. on Sunday. For more information about our elementary grades religious education contact Diane Smith at High school religious education and confirmation classes are Sunday 5 to 6:45 p.m. For more information about our High School youth ministry events please contact Janet Roth at

St. Joseph University Parish

St. Joseph University Parish, 113 S. Fifth St., invites you to celebrate Mass with us this weekend. Mass is at 5 p.m. Saturday. Sunday Masses are at 9 am, 11:30 am and 7 p.m. Weekday Mass is celebrated at 5:15 p.m. During Lent the Stations of the Cross will be on Friday at 1:30 and 7 p.m. St. Joseph University Parish will celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph Tuesday. Archbishop Joseph Tobin will celebrate Mass at 6 p.m. that evening. All are welcome to join the celebration. For more information about our services or programs please call the parish office at 812-232-7011.

Grade school and middle school religious education classes are from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Sunday. For more information about grade school/middle school religious education contact Elizabeth Davis at High school religious education and confirmation classes are on Sunday evening 5 to 6:45 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information about High school religious education and confirmation classes at

St. Joseph University Parish annual sweepstakes dinner will be held at Idle Creek Banquet Center May 17 with proceeds to benefit St. Joseph University Parish and our Honduras medical mission. $100 sweepstakes ticket includes one dinner and sweepstakes entry. Tickets are on sale now at the parish office.

St. Margaret Mary Church

The St. Margaret Mary parish community invites you to join us for weekend Mass Saturday at 4 p.m. or Sunday at 11 a.m. You also are invited to the celebration of a Spanish Mass each Sunday at 2 p.m. On Fridays of Lent we will have Stations of the Cross at 6 p.m. followed by a soup and bread supper with reflections on the Psalms by Father Rick Ginther. We are located at 2405 S. Seventh St. For more information about our parish or any of our programs, please call the parish office at: 812-232-3512.

Religious education for grades pre-k through 8 is on Sunday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at High school religious education and confirmation classes are Sunday 5 to 6:45 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information at Adult Faith Formation continues with the Sunday morning Bible Study, Revelation, from the Great Adventure Bible study series with Jeff Cavins. Group meets in the parish office building on Sunday from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m.

St. Margaret Mary annual dinner and raffle will be April 28 at the Country Club of Terre Haute. $100 raffle ticket includes one dinner as well as raffle entry. The evening also includes a silent auction. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Dave Cash at 299-5190 or Mike Connolly at 299-0010.

St. Mary’s Village Church

Sr. Joan Slobig, S.P., Parish Life Coordinator and the parish community of St. Mary’s Village Church invite you to join us for liturgy Sunday at 9 am. Religious Education classes are Sunday mornings for grades pre-k through high school. For information about our parish programs call the office at 535-1261.

St. Patrick Church

Fr. Rick Ginther, Pastor and St. Patrick parish community, 1807 Poplar St., invite you to weekend liturgy Saturday at 6 p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m. You are also welcome to join us for weekday Mass Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:15 a.m.

Stations of the Cross will be Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. during Lent. The Living Way of the Cross will be presented by St. Patrick middle school students March 28 at 1:30 p.m. in the church. For information about any of our programs call the parish office 812-232-8518.

Sunday morning religious education classes for grades pre-k through 8 meet from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. in Moran Center. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at High school faith formation classes are in Moran Center Sunday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information about high school religious education at

Adult education classes are offered Thursday evening and Sunday morning. Thursday study is: Journey Through Church History, at 6:30 p.m. in the school library. Sunday morning study, The Book of James is after the 9 a.m. mass in room A of the Family Life Center.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

Sacred Heart of Jesus parishioners welcome you to celebrate Mass with them at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Weekday Mass is Thursday at 10:45 a.m. Passion Mime by high school youth will be Good Friday, March 29 at 7 p.m. We are located at 2322 N. 13 1/2 Street. For more information about our parish or programs call the office at 812-466-1231.

Religious education classes for grades pre-k through 8 meet Sunday from 9 to 10:15 a.m. High school religious education and confirmation classes are Sunday 5 - 6:45 p.m. High School Youth will present the passion mime on Good Friday, March 29 at 7 p.m. at the church. For more information about our High School youth ministry events please contact Janet Roth at Adult education with Great Adventure Bible Study continues on the first three Mondays of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. RCIA sessions continue at Sacred Heart on Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Have you or someone you love ever thought about becoming Catholic? If so, Sacred Heart, St. Benedict, St. Margaret Mary and St. Patrick Parishes invite you to a Time of Inquiry. The gatherings will offer you a time to question and explore many aspects of the Catholic faith while learning more about the basic teachings of the Catholic Church. These informal sessions will help you determine if you will want to enter the more formal RCIA classes which will begin in late August. Sessions are 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish with baby-sitting provided. For information contact Donna Wenstrup 232-8518.

Deanery Pastoral Center

Don’t give up coffee and chocolate this Lent. Lent offers us six weeks to enter deeply into the work of returning and rebuilding a loving relationship with God and with other people. Stand in solidarity with our low-income brothers and sisters around the world by purchasing fair trade coffee and chocolate this Lenten season. Fair trade coffee and chocolate are available for sale at Terre Haute Deanery Pastoral Center, 1801 Poplar St. Office hours are Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call us 812-232-8400 for details on coffee and chocolate products we have available.

The RCIA Retreat for those participating in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults program will be March 24 at St. Mary-of-the-Woods campus from noon until 6 p.m. Those planning to attend should contact the director of religious education at the parish location of their classes or contact the Terre Haute Deanery Pastoral Center at 812-232-8400.

The Church of Jesus Christ of

Latter-day Saints

There are many opportunities for you to worship and fellowship with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Our Sacrament meetings at 9 and 11:30 a.m. provide an opportunity to worship the Lord, Jesus Christ through the ordinance of the sacrament, music and messages prepared by fellow congregants. Following each Sacrament meeting, you can also attend a Sunday school class. There are classes for every age group that all focus on increasing our knowledge of our Savior, Jesus Christ through the study of the scriptures. Following Sunday school class, join us as we meet in smaller groups to focus on the individual needs of men, women, youth and children as followers of Christ. During the week, we have even more opportunities to gather. On Tuesdays at 7 p.m., college-age young adults meet for gospel study. We also have a cub scout pack, a group for girls age 8 to 11, a group for young women age 12 to 18, two boy scout troops, a group for young men age 12 to 18, a women’s book club meeting, a crafting group and much more. Each meeting is a chance to be uplifted and strengthened. We welcome you to join us as we strive to “Come unto Christ and be perfected in Him.”

For more information about our faith or for more information about our meetings, we encourage you to contact our full-time missionaries at 812-219-8578 or 812-219-8933 and visit

Please join us for these upcoming events:

Today at 10 a.m. – Dry-pack canning and emergency preparedness open house. Come and learn how to preserve dry-goods for up to 30 years and learn some valuable information about preparing yourself and your family for any eventuality. For more information, please visit our Facebook page, “Wabash Valley Community Dry-Packing.”

 March 30—Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Bring the family and enjoy an Easter egg hunt outside if the weather permits, inside if it is too wet or cold.

Riley Bible Church

The entire Riley Bible family invites you to join us at our church. We are located two doors down from the Dollar General in Riley Square, Riley; right off of Indiana 46. Sunday morning services include Sundayschool for all ages at 10 a.m. and family worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday night prayer and Bible study starts at 7 p.m. with regular prayer and Bible study.

Riley Bible Church is a fellowship of Christians dedicated to studying the Bible in order to grow spiritually and tell others of his salvation. We believe the principle goal of the church is God’s glory. For directions or more information call us at 812-230-6053, go to our website at

Oregon Baptist Church

Celebrating Easter

Palm Sunday, March 24 - Choir will be performing “Champion of Love” Easter cantata during morning worship. Maundy/Thursday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Fred will be focusing on the last week of the life of Christ. Communion will be served. Easter Sunday, March 31 - sunrise service at 7:05 a.m.-Sunday school 9:30 a.m. - morning worship service 10:30 a.m. -Children will be singing a special.

 Oregon Baptist Church is an American Baptist Church located at 11200 S. Carlisle St. Terre Haute, 812-299-2112 Pastor: Fred Harrison

While traditional in most of our ways, we seek to adopt ministries that reach people in an ever changing culture. We are a friendly family like congregation. Oregon is a church where you can quickly join in as we seek to please God by living his great commandment “love God with all your heart and others as yourself” and work his commission to carry the good news to the whole world.

Sunday school starts each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Fred Harrison leads us in morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening service is at 6 p.m. Adult Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. There is also youth groups for pre-k through high school Wednesday at 7 p.m. The pre-k to second grade are learning “Values to Grow By” this year using a series from Veggie Tales. The second through fifth graders are “Traveling Route 66” (66 books of the Bible). Please join us as we learn more about God’s word, play games and have a snack.

Centenary United Methodist Church

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 147 year old church. We invite you to worship with us, Sunday, at 9:30 a.m. Hear the Rev. Jimmy Moore’s sermon, entitled “A Lenten Call to Service” (Mark 9:33-37), and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and the Chancel Choir, directed by Erich Kendall, sing “Oh Come, Sing to the Lord.”

Fellowship in the church library will follow the Worship Service from 10:30 to10:45 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), William Dando will teach and lead discussion on “Gabriel’s Interpretation” (Daniel 8: 19-26). At the same time, in the Cross and Flame Room, the Lamplighters’ discussion group continues their study focused on “Guerrilla Lovers” (Revolutionary Compassion).

A new adult class for parents of young children meets in the Thirza Bunce Room from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. The class is led by Leah Allman and Michel Starkey. They are reading and discussing the book, “Sticky Faith,” by Kara E. Powell.

Sunday School classes for children under the age of 3 and up through the age of 18 years include: nursery and toddlers with A. J. Nicoson; beginners (ages 3 to 5 years) taught by Jessica Kendall; kindergarten (K-5 years) taught by Gwen Dugger; and youth class (grades 6-12) taught by Gail Hayes and Nancy Rogers. The theme is “Praying in the Garden.”

 The “All Church” Lenten Bible study series continues every Sunday evening until March 24. It will start with supper at 5:30 and adjourn by 7:15 p.m. This program is designed to deepen a person’s understanding of Jesus’ life. We journey with Adam Hamilton from the Jordan River, to Capernaum, then to the site of the Sermon on the Mount, on to the Sea of Galilee, Jacob’s Well and to Jerusalem. The “Big Question” college age group will also be attending this series.

 The 7th Cents youth group, a combined Central Presbyterian and Centenary U. M. Church group of students from middle school and high school classes, meets from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Interested students are welcome to become a member of the group. The touth group is continuing its Youth Lenten series, “The Way: Sinners, Outcasts, and the Poor.” Contact youth director Amanda Tramel at Centenary for more information.

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 Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to noon.

Looking toward holy week: We will worship Maundy Thursday, March 28, and Good Friday, March 29. Both services begin at 7 p.m. Worship with us as we journey through Lent in anticipation of Easter Sunday.

If you are interested in the chancel choir, come and join our rehearsals Sunday from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Contact the church office at 232-2319 if you are interested in any of the activities listed above or in our very active women’s ministries.

First Unitarian Universalist

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation is located at 1875 Fruitridge, Ave., Terre Haute. Our regular service is held each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. On March 17 the Rev. Jennie Barrington’s sermon will be “There Comes A Time.” The Unitarian minister and reformer, Joseph Priestley will be discussed and honored on his 280th birthday year.

Also Sunday, at 9:15 a.m., we invite you to join our adult education group, the Rationalist Free-thinkers discussion group. The topic of the discussion, led by Dr. Ed Warner, will be “The Hard-hitting Religious Ethics of Documentary Films and Movies.”

 Children’s Religious Education begins at 10:50 —There are two groups, youth ages 5 to 9 and tweens, ages 10 and up.

We welcome everyone to Unitarian Universalist Congregation. We invite you to come get to know us. 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: 812-232-1193 or visit our website:

Memorial United Methodist Church

Memorial United Methodist Church, 2701 Poplar St., Terre Haute, invites you to worship with us each Sunday. Parking is available in our large lot behind the church on Oak Street.

Please join us Sunday for one of the following services. The Rev. Scott’s sermon will be ”Everything’s Alright,” the title of a song from “Jesus Christ Superstar” that describes this scene in John 12. Placed squarely between the plot to kill Jesus, the plot to kill Lazarus, and followed immediately by the triumphant entry of Palm Sunday, this story tells about Jesus being anointed with expensive perfume. Judas is outraged, Jesus is defensive and Mary sings “Everything’s Alright, yes, everything’s fine.” Yet, everything was not alright, everything was not fine. Come and get a feel for the mood and life of Jesus prior to his Palm Sunday experience. Scripture: John 12:1-8.

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.

Please join us for our annual Easter egg hunt March 23 at 10:30. There will be food, fellowship, music, crafts, egg hunt and of course the Easter story.

Tai Chi with Rebecca Graves will meet Tuesday and Friday from 3 to 4p.m. Now offering a “gentler” form of Tai Chi for arthritis. Everyone is welcome.

Knit wits will meet on Thursday from 1 to 3 p.m.

Nami (National Alliance on Mental Illness) meets the third Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. 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 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

Central Presbyterian Church

Central Presbyterian Church, 125 North 7th St., will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Lant Davis’s sermon, “Leave Her Alone,” will be based on John 12:1-8, in which Mary anoints Jesus’ feet with costly perfume. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. This year’s series of Lenten programs continues Sunday with a simple supper in Fellowship Hall at 5:30 p.m. Classes are at 6 p.m., and informal worship concludes the evening from 7:15 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The adult class, led by the Rev. Scott Paul-Bonham, will be using N. T. Wright’s Surprised by Hope book and video. The children’s program, “God’s Great Surprises,” will be based on Adam Hamilton’s new Lenten study, The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus. Childcare will be provided for preschoolers and younger children. The Lenten programs will continue each Sunday night through March 24. Next Saturday at 4:30 p.m. there will be an Easter egg hunt at Deming Park (near the UTE shelter) for children of the church (toddlers through elementary grades); in case of inclement weather, the hunt will be held at the church. For more details, call the church office 812-232-5049 or visit us online:

Unity Presbyterian Church

Worship service at 1207 E. Springhill Dr. is 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to this fifth Sunday in Lent. Our pastor is Linda Peters. This Sunday is our Choir Cantata: “Footprints in the Sand” presents Christ’s journey through the reading of scripture for a celebration into Easter. ”I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.” With this acclamation, Jesus established for all people the pathway of faith. His footprints in the sands of time are a golden trail that leads us into joy. Yes, Christ is the journey and he is the journey’s end.

Adult Bible study — 9:30 a.m., Sunday school class follows a moment with the children. Child care is available throughout the morning. Join us for fellowship following the service.

Unity Presbyterian Church is a small church with a huge heart. Our youth group meets once a month on the second Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Unity supports local, national and international missions. Join us for potluck and praise each Thursday 6 p.m.

Amie Ellison is our choir director, Andrea Marlow is our organist. Choir rehearsal is every Thursday, 7 p.m. and every Sunday 10 a.m. For the month of March, Unity will pray for Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, N.J. This week pray for Brown County Fellowship Presbyterian Church, Nashville. Blessings to all who volunteer, staff members, bus drivers, administrators and students at North Vigo High School.

We also have an outdoor sanctuary you may visit for quiet reflection at any time. All are welcome. Church office 812-299-2206, Blog: email:

Maple Avenue United Methodist Church

Maple Avenue United Methodist Church welcomes all to worship with us this Sunday at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Pastor David Rockhill will give a message titled “The Anointed One” which will include scripture John 12:1-8. This week’s theme is about how Jesus was anointed for his death, not by a great prophet, but an ordinary woman.

Sunday school classes for all ages will meet at 9:30 a.m. During the 10:30 a.m. worship service children are invited to attend Junior Church with our Sunday morning youth coordinator, Mrs. Sarah Dyer and assistants. We offer free transportation to and from the 10:30 a.m. worship service. If you would like a ride to church, please call the church office before noon Fridays during the week. We will be happy to pick you up and bring you to church. You may call the church at 812-232-7263. 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 Maple Avenue UMC and we hope you will join us for an inspirational worship service. For more information, check us out on the web at

Hulman Street Wesleyan

The staff and congregation of Hulman Street Wesleyan Church, located on the corner of 20th and Hulman streets in Terre Haute invite you to join us for worship on Sunday morning. Pastor Dan Willis will be bringing the Message. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday evening worship services begin at 6 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The youth are now meeting on the last Sunday of the month however for this month, because of Easter this month date and time to be announced next week. an evening activity in the gymnasium that is located next door to the church in the Family Life Center.

Wednesday evenings are packed with excitement at HSWC. The opportunities to grow in knowledge and service are endless. There is something for everyone beginning at 7 p.m.

Adults: In the church sanctuary- Dr. Bill Coker begins a new bible study in the book of Mark

In the Family Life Center- Dr. Dan Willis continues his Bible study with the young adults.

Youth: The youth, ages sixth grade through High School, meet in the Family Life Center under the Leadership of Kier Hopkins- Smith and his team of sponsors. They are currently in the midst of a “Jesus Journey.” The youth have begun a new adventure called Fusion.

Children: Team Kids meet in the Children’s Chapel in the Family Life Center. They are continuing in their “Walk Through the Bible.” Dinner is served on Wednesday for the children free of charge, from 6:15 until 6:45 weekly.

New events are happening at Hulman Street: We will be hosting dinner and a movie night on March 23 at 6 p.m. Dinner and movie title to be announced publication s. Please call 812-243-9859 and leave last name and number in your group that will attend.

The Toddler-age children meet in the busy babies class in the Family Life Center. On Wednesday and Sunday evenings all services are finished by 8:15 p.m. Except for movie night which may run until 8:30p.m.

Bus services are available to all f the worship services, please contact the church office to arrange pick up call the church office at 243-2718.

Marshall Federated

Marshall Federated Church, 105 N. Main, Marshall, INDIANA and The Parke County Cowboy Church Band invites everyone to Cowboy/Karaoke Church to benefit the Parke Vermillion Community Pregnancy Center in Rockville, on Sunday, March 17 at 6 p.m. Various singers will present two selections, and a love offering will be received for the pregnancy center. Anyone wanting to sing or play an instrument is welcome to attend. For information, call John Cornell at 765-597-2209 or the church at 765-597-2497.

Peniel United Methodist Church

Just a few days until Spring. In the meantime, there are a lot of happenings to keep everyone busy. The Bible study and prayer group will meet on Tuesday, at 6 p.m. The co-workers/fidelis class meeting will be held on Thursday at 6 p.m. On March 23, the men’s Lenten Breakfast will be held at Peniel at 8 a.m.

This Sunday there will be beverages and pastries served between Sunday school and church services for all to enjoy. Nice time to get together and count our blessings. The Irish and those who want to pretend will be decked out in their green.

Pastor Pippin’s message is “Leap of Faith.”

Our scripture comes from St. John 12:1-8.

Don’t forget to save those box tops and remember those in need served by the Food Pantry in Brazil.

Sunday school begins at 9:45 followed by church services at 10:45 a.m.. Everyone is welcome.

For more information, contact Pastor Pippin at 812-443-8489.

Reformed Presbyterian Church

The Terre Haute Reformed Presbyterian Church, a new congregation committed to the inspired and infallible Word of God, cordially invites you to join us for worship this Sunday. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:30 AM. The regular adult and college-age classes are studying through the book of I Peter. Pastor Bill Roberts will preach on the theme of “Christ Jesus: Humbled then Glorified.” Worship begins at 10:45 a.m. and is followed by a fellowship meal to which all are invited to stay. The church meets at 1407 N. 25th St. (corner of 25th Street and Fifth Avenue). A nursery for children three and under is available during the worship service.

First Baptist

We invite you to join us for worship this Sunday morning at 9:30 AM. On this fifth Sunday of Lent Pastor Bernie Jackson will continue the sermon series “Questions for Lent.” The topic for this week is “How Do I Lay Down My Life for Him? with scripture text from John 13:31-38. Music will be presented by The First Baptist Senior Singers as they sing a selection from their upcoming spring musical “Yes, I Know.” Music will also be presented by the sanctuary bell choir and oboe soloist Madison Wagner. A children’s story is included as a part of our order of service each week, and afterward children in grades k-3 are invited to attend children’s church. Sunday school, with classes for everyone, including nine adult class options, follows worship at 10:45 a.m. The First Link Hospitality Center is available before and after the worship service providing a place for members and guests to enjoy conversation and light refreshments.

Our music and youth ministries will present a dinner theater on Sunday evening at 6 p.m. in Esken Hall. The youth will prepare and serve the spaghetti meal as a fundraiser for their summer mission trip. The musical entertainment will be provided by the children’s choir as they present the musical “It’s Easter” by Cherry Garasi. This event will be by free-will donation.

The First Baptist weekday preschool is now taking registrations for the 2013-14 school year. We provide several class options for beginners,middlers and pre-kindergarten children. Registration information is available on the church website or by calling the pre-school office any weekday morning from 9 a.m. until noon.

First Baptist Church is an American Baptist congregation located at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. A full listing of our Easter services and events, as well as other information about our church is now posted on our website at

Shelburn First Baptist

You are invited to Shelburn First Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Sunday for our worship service. Interim pastor the Rev. Ron Riggs will continue his Lenten series, “Snapshots from the Cross in Galatians: The Great Divide,” based on Galatians 6:14. Our Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. and Route 56 for children is at 10:40 a.m. Our evening adult Bible study, kid jam for children, jr. high and sr. high youth are all at 6 p.m. Our youth are led by Dusty and Samantha Tryon. Our community kitchen dinner is Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.; our Wednesday services include adult Bible study and jr. high and sr. high youth at 6:30 p.m.; ladies Bible study meets on Friday at 10 a.m. Our church is an American Baptist congregation and we meet at U.S. 41 and Mill Street. We can be reached at 812-397-5595 or online at

Grace Community Church

A new Prayer Ministry has begun. After seeing prayers answered regularly, people in Grace feel led to pray for anyone who has a need. is a new website where you can ask for prayer anonymously. Many people do not have anyone they can ask to pray for them. Even people in church can’t ask for prayer for some private needs. Here, you can submit a request for prayer without anyone but God knowing your name. We commit to pray for your need. Over half the church is involved in this prayer ministry.

We invite you to celebrate faith in God with us. Our worship begins at 10:30 am every Sunday. Grace is a safe place to experience and interact with God. Each Sunday we have Sunday School at 9:30 am for people of all ages.

Our worship is a contemporary/traditional mix and led by top notch musicians whose love for God and people are expressed in clear and comfortable ways. We often get comments of how people enjoy hearing the people around them sing.

You will find warm and friendly people here. They are the kind of people who will be happy to meet you and sit with you. If you feel drawn to God in any way, Grace is a good place to be.

We meet in the Gospel Assembly Church at 401 W Springhill Dr in Terre Haute. It is just west of Debaun’s Funeral home on the north side of the street. Come in the east door where all the cars are. You will be glad you did. We look forward to meeting you. In life there are many trials. At Grace you will find the love and help of God.

For more information visit our website, or call 217-251-4507.

Unitarian Universalists

Co-sponsor Event to Learn About Islam

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Terre Haute Islamic Center and the Muslim Student Association at Indiana State are co-sponsoring an evening for members of the public to learn more about Islam. The event will be at First Unitarian Universalist Congregation located at 1875 S. Fruitridge Ave. in Terre Haute, on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. It is free and open to all interested members of the public who want to learn about Islam and to meet those who practice it.

Members of the local Muslim community will engage in conversation with small groups of people to answer questions about their faith. In addition, it is an opportunity for all who attend to make new friendships.

Unitarian Universalists celebrate an American society that reflects the diversity of a globalized world. Unitarian Universalists believe that interreligious communities and interaction play an important role in ensuring that the road to a truly multicultural society is normative and not hostile.

Church of Christ

 at Terre Haute

We invite you to come visit with us Sundays at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. We assemble in the meeting room of the Holiday Inn Express, 2633 S. Indiana 46, Terre Haute, IN 47803 (Exit 11, I-70 and Indiana 46).

We are available for Bible study. Contact John Edwards by phone at 812-320-4450 or by email

We invite you to view our Internet Broadcast, “What Saith the Scripture?” at If you have a question or Bible topic you would like us to discuss, email

We are simply Christians striving to hold fast the pattern of sound words. Our only appeal is to the Scriptures. Come, investigate us.

Rosedale Baptist Church

Rosedale Baptist Church, Depot and Middle streets, Rosedale, 765-548-2857, Pastor Randy McPike.

Sunday worship service 9:30 a.m., Sunday school 10:30 a.m., Sunday eve service 7 p.m., Wednesday night prayer and Bible study 7 p.m.

Come and Join Us For Our “New Youth Group Program”

At 11:30 a.m. there will be music and a skit for the kids , followed by lunch and a lesson. We will be going swimming at South Vermillion High School at 1 p.m. (1:30-3:30) We will return to the church at 4 p.m. with the kids ready to be picked up. Please bring a permission slip if you plan to attend. We request that there be no 2 piece suits unless they are covered up by a t-shirt. Which we will have on hand for those who need them.

Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church

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 activity at one of our two church campuses.

Our south campus, located at 3050 E. Davis Drive, offers Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. with Sunday school classes beginning 10 a.m. Our 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.

On Sunday, the sermon at north campus will be “Today, You Will Be with Me in Paradise.”

Special guest speaker for both services at the south campus on Sunday will be the Rev. Kerry Shook. He and his wife, Chris, are the authors of the New York Times bestseller, “One Month to Live.” Additionally, their sons will be the guest speakers during the Sunday school time at 10 a.m., sharing their experiences after high school. For more information, go to

On Maundy Thursday beginning at 7 p.m., our choir will be performing the musical “Tapestry of Darkness.” Please join us as we remember Christ’s final hours before his crucifixion.

Easter Sunday, March 31 services will begin with a 6:30 a.m. Sunrise service at the south campus followed by 8:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. worship services. (No Sunday school at the south campus on Easter.) North campus will hold its Easter service at its normal 10 a.m. service time.

If you want to grow in Christ and in your Christian faith we invite you 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 held 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 six through seniors, meets Sundays at 9:50 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and also on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. x-treme tweenz is a group for all fifth graders that meets bi-monthly on Sundays from 4 to 6 p.m. through May.

Boost, our fall Wednesday midweek gathering, starts with dinner at 5:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Center and classes for all ages at begin at 6:30 p.m.

To start the work week, every Monday a prayer meeting is held at 6 p.m. in the chapel. Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program from hurts, habits and hang-ups, meets every Friday evening beginning at 7 p.m. in the Wide Eye Cafe. Other groups include the lunch bunch (women), yarn spinners and men’s fellowship group.

North campus activities:

Mom2Mom meets the third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. with childcare provided. This group is ideal for making new friends and sharing parenting tips and ideas. Outings for moms and children will be planned.

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.

Mount Pleasant is connecting families and individuals with God and God’s family through Jesus Christ. For more information, you can call our south campus at 812-232-4808 or north campus 812-232-2478 or visit our website at

Emmanuel United Methodist

We invite you to join us at Emmanuel United Methodist Church for fellowship at 9:15am and Sunday school beginning at 9:30 a.m. and for worship at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Colleen Harden.

Emmanuel UMC now has tickets available for purchase for our Wild Game Dinner/Fundraiser to be held on Saturday March 23. Speaker for the event will be Ken Beck, former owner of Black Widow Bows. This event is open to everyone. Please contact the church office for details. Tickets are $15 each and the dinner will include venison chili, Italian venison, venison and Noodles, alligator gumbo, vegetable soup, pheasant, mashed potatoes, green beans, cole slaw and an assortment of homemade breads, drinks and desserts included. We will also have door prizes and a silent auction. All proceeds will go toward the Community Life Center Building fund. Come on out and enjoy a great evening of Wild Game, fellowship, fun and an inspiring message from Ken Beck.

United Methodist Temple

Pastor Steve Cain and the United Methodist Temple family welcome you to passionate worship of God as revealed in Jesus Christ in our beautiful sanctuary at 5301 U.S. 41 S. Our service times are 8:45 and 11 a.m. and we dress casually at both. In our second service, we sing more praise choruses and utilize a growing praise band at the second service. Every Sunday we offer classes for all ages, a well staffed nursery and the Welcome Café of snacks at 10 a.m.

This coming Sunday Temple the Chancel Choir will sing “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross,” arranged by Forrest. We find that praising God is the most important thing that we do on a weekly basis. We enjoy fellowship and we enjoy God. Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ and thereby transform the world through people saved from sin, renewed in their life with God. The fourth sermon of a series will be brought by the Rev. Steve Cain: “I thirst: the Humanity of Jesus.” This word from the cross is clear reminder that though we call Jesus the son of God, and believe that he is God, he was a human while here on earth, and experienced all the struggles and difficulties of humanity. A heresy (docetism) claimed that Jesus only seemed to suffer, since he was the son of God. This text, and the whole experience of the Cross, contradicts that heresy. Come and join us for Christ-centered, Christ-honoring, worship of God. Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ and thereby transform the world through people saved from sin, renewed in their life with God.

Schedule for This Week:

Saturday— United Methodist Men’s Breakfast at Barbour Avenue UMC, 8 am.

Sunday —8:45 and 11 a.m. worship, 5:30 p.m. Study Circle at Temple

Monday—10:30 a.m. holy yoga, noon to 2:15 p.m. Celebrate Recovery

Tuesday—5:30 p.m. WMMG-men’s supper, 7 p.m. study of Ephesians led by Pastor Steve and Suzanne King.

Wednesday —10 a.m. study of Daniel –Beth Moore 6 p.m. weightwatchers 7:30 p.m. holy toga

Thursday—10 a.m. piecemakers, 6 p.m. bell choir, 7:15 choir rehearsal

Friday—10:30 a.m. holy yoga

Saturday —UMM men’s breakfast 8 a.m.

We urge you to check our website and join us for worship. Our office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. We are the proud home of the Temple Pre School. The staff of United Methodist Temple is reachable by phone at 299-1898 through our secretary Margaret Fulsom. Pastor Steve is available for consult on your walk with God. We are a “green” and gardening congregation with an awesome prayer ministry. Our website is We are on facebook.

Trinity Lutheran Church

 Please come and join us at our 10 a.m. worship service with holy communion each Sunday morning at Trinity Lutheran Church located at 2620 Ohio Blvd. here in Terre Haute. Sunday school for all ages is also offered each Sunday morning from 9 to 9:45 a.m.

 On Wednesday evening at 6 p.m., we will be gathering again for the observation of the church season of Lent, which is a time of self examination and reflection on the quality of our faith and life. The focus of Lent is to repent of our sin, to renew our faith, and to prepare ourselves for Easter Sunday when we will celebrate joyfully our salvation made possible by God’s Grace through the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our Bible Study continues to be on the book of Ephesians and is being led by our Adult Sunday School Teacher, Todd Peterson.

 During the Holy Week observation and celebration of our Lord and Savior’s life, death and resurrection we will be gathering for worship: at 10 a.m. on March 27 to observe the Sunday of the passion, at 7 p.m. on March 28, to observe Maundy Thursday, at 7 p.m. March 29, to observe Good Friday, and to observe Easter/resurrection day, on March 31 at two worship times of 8 and 10:30 a.m.

 Also, on Easter/Resurrection Sunday the men of the congregation will prepare and host our annual Easter breakfast that will be shared in the Fellowship Hall during the time between the two worship services starting at 9 a.m.

 And on Easter/tesurrection Sunday between the two worship services the young women in our confirmation program will host an Easter egg hunt for the younger children starting at about 9:15 a.m.

 Also on March 31 during our Easter Sunday worship services the children in our congregation will be collecting Pennies for their Penny Power ministry to help feed hungry people around the world through the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) World Hunger Organization.

Everyone is welcome to come and join us.

For more details concerning Trinity Lutheran Church or our ministries such as our Lenten soup/salad/Bible study Wednesday gatherings please call 812-232-7628.

First Congregational

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio St. in Terre Haute, invites you to join us this Sunday, as we continue our Lenten sermon series, “Opening Doors: A Journey Through Lent,” with the message “The Door to Joy.” We don’t feel a great deal of joy in the all too often somberness of Lent, but if we look at this time within the context of the bigger picture, we can’t help but find the joy in the grace, mercy, protection and forgiveness of God, as evidenced in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. In John’s Gospel telling of Mary’s anointing of Jesus, just days before his death, we find reason for joy.

Join us as we explore the joy that permeates the life of Christ and the amazingly extravagant gifts of God.

Church services are at 8:30 (meditative) and 10:30 a.m. (traditional) each Sunday morning. There is a staffed nursery during the 10:30 service. Children’s church is part of the 10:30 a.m. service and then children are invited to attend Sunday school.

The schedule of Lenten services and a variety of online worship and reflection opportunities are available on our website:

First Congregational Church is a member of the National and Midwest Associations of Congregational Christian Churches, founded on the principles of “Faith, Freedom & Fellowship.” We believe that we can put those principles into action by welcoming everyone into the fellowship of this church family and by serving God, through Christ, in our community and the world. There’s a place here for you.

For more information, check us out on the web at or listen to our music and sermons at