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Saint’s Home Church of God in Christ
Our church extends an invitation to the public to join us Jan. 4 at noon for a Celebration of Installation service of Elder Mark J. Blade as the third pastor of Saint’s Home. Bishop Mark H. Blade, prelate of Indiana First Jurisdiction, will preside at the installation service, which will take place, church, 2210 N. 13th St.
Supt. Lewis Burnice was the first pastor, having started the church in its humble beginnings in the 1920s Great Depression era. Upon the passing of Supt. Burnice in 1961, Bishop C.E. Bennett appointed Elder Mark H. Blade as pastor. Bishop Blade is now serving as jurisdictional bishop and has served as our leader for 52 years.
No admission charge, however a freewill offering will be taken. For more information contact the church at 812-235-5252.
The Journey Assembly of God
The Rev. Bland Fortney of Strafford, Mo., will be the guest speaker at The Journey Sunday at10 a.m. service. The church is located at 600 Hulman St. For more information call 812-232-1857 or 812-870-9589.
Mount Pleasant United Methodist
Aaron Wheaton, senior pastor, and Rick Swan, assistant pastor, along with the entire church family, invite you to join us by attending a worship service or another activity at one of our two church campuses.
Our south campus, 3050 E. Davis Drive, offers Sunday worship services at 8:30 and 10:45, with Sunday school classes at 10. Our north campus, 1075 N. Fruitridge Ave., offers Sunday school at 9 a.m. with worship service at 10. Both campuses host Holy Communion the first Sunday of the month.
South campus continues to have worship services in the fellowship center, or as we like to call it Sunday mornings, our worship center. The entrance to the fellowship/worship center is on the west side of the building, but the front entrance is open for your convenience, as well. (Note that the front entrance is locked approximately 10 minutes after each service begins, but the worship center will remain open during the entire service. We always welcome those who are running late.)
If you want to grow in Christ and in your Christian faith we invite you to try one of our small groups or 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 teaºm.
We offer Upward basketball, cheerleading and soccer programs for children in kindergarten through eighth grade, in addition to a special needs league. Soccer registration is at the north campus on Jan. 4, 10 a.m. to noon. Soccer registration forms are available at the church campuses as well. All Upwards programs currently take place at the north campus.
We offer a young adults group, Revolution, for college-age students and up. This home-based life group meets each Thursday with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Call south campus office for directions at 232-4808.
South campus activities:
An evening service called “6:35” at 6:35 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month. 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 in sixth grade through senior year, meets, 9:50 to 10:40 a.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sundays, and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. X-Treme Tweenz is a group for all fifth-graders that meets bimonthly, 4 to 6 p.m. Sundays from October to May.
Boost is our midweek gathering. This Wednesday activity with dinner at 5:15 p.m. in the fellowship center followed by classes for all ages at 6:30 p.m. Our first session of 2014 will run from Jan. 8 through Feb. 26.
To start the work week, a prayer meeting is 6 p.m. every Monday in the chapel. Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program from hurts, habits and hang-ups, meets 7 p.m. every Friday in Wide Eye Cafe. Other groups include the women’s Lunch Bunch, Yarn Spinners, Sit & Fit, and men’s fellowship group.
North campus activities:
Care Group meets at 10 a.m. Thursday to help spread Christ’s message to our shut-ins and newcomers.
Journey Forward, a support group for those who have lost loved ones to suicide, meets the second Thursday of each month at the north campus. Dinner is 6 p.m. and the group meeting at 7 p.m. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the north campus office.
Another new group at north campus is Needle Nook and Hook. This community outreach group meets Monday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to sew, crochet and knit lap robes and afghans. Everyone is invited regardless of skill level.
For more information call south campus at 812-232-4808 or north campus at 812-232-2478.
You can also visit our website at www.mountpleasant
family.org, friend us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @Mt_PleasantUMC.
First Unitarian Universalist Congregation
The church is at 1875 S. Fruitridge Ave. in Terre Haute. The Sunday service is 10:30 a.m. Children’s religious education is 10:50. Jan. 5 the speaker will be Sara Laughlin. Her topic will be Founders’ Day. Sara, a longtime member of the congregation, will speak about the history of the First UU Congregation of Terre Haute. The Rationalist Free-thinkers meet at 9:15 a.m.
The church is handicapped-accessible. We can provide large-print programs and hearing-assistance devices, if needed. You can reach us at 812-232-1193, or find us on Facebook.
Father Ed Goldbach, pastor, and parish community, 111 S. Ninth St., invite you to join us for Mass Saturday at 5:30 p.m., Sunday at 8:30 and 11. Mass is Monday through Friday at 12:05 p.m. For information about our services or programs call 812-232-8421.
Classes for preschool through eighth grade are Sunday at 9:30 a.m. For information or to register contact Rita Burns-Senseman, email@example.com. Religious education and confirmation classes for all high school youth are Sunday, 5 to 6:45 p.m. Contact Janet, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions or to register. Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) classes are Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, 2405 S. Seventh St.
For information contact Sue Butwin, email@example.com.
The next Secular Franciscans & Friends Soup Kitchen Breakfast is Jan. 25, 9 to 11 a.m. in St. Benedict’s Soup Kitchen.
St. Joseph University Parish
Friar Mark Weaver, pastor, and parish, 113 S. Fifth St., invite you to celebrate Mass with us 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 5:15 p.m. Join us every Thursday for Eucharistic Adoration, 6 to 9 p.m. The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The chaplet begins after the conclusion of 5:15 p.m. weekday Mass. For more information about our services or programs call the parish office at 812-232-7011.
Preschool through eighth-grade religious education classes are Sunday at 10:15 a.m. Contact Elizabeth Davis at parish office or firstname.lastname@example.org for information or to register. High school religious education classes are Sunday, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Family Life Center. High school youth confirmation classes are Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Legacy Room. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee, email@example.com, for the class schedule or to register.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) classes take place Wednesday evenings. For information or to register contact Donna McKenzie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Margaret Mary
Fr. Rick Ginther, pastor, and parish community, 2405 S. Seventh St., invite you to join us for weekend Mass Saturday at 4 p.m. or Sunday at 11 a.m. Misa en Espanol a las dos todos los Domingos (Spanish Mass is at 2 p.m. each Sunday). The sacrament of reconciliation is offered Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. For more information about our parish or any of our programs visit us online or call the parish office at 812-232-3512.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) classes are Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Legacy Room. For information contact Donna Wenstrup at 812-232-8518 or email@example.com.
St. Mary’s Village Church
Sr. Joan Slobig, SP, parish life coordinator, and parish community invite you to join us for liturgy Sunday at 9 a.m. For information about our parish programs or to register call office at 812-535-1261.
Fr. Rick Ginther, pastor, and parish community, 1807 Poplar St., invite you to weekend liturgy Saturday at 6 p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m. You are welcome to join us for weekday Mass Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. Every weekday we have a Communion service at 7:15 a.m. The sacrament of reconciliation is Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 8 a.m. For information about any of our programs call the parish office at 812-232-8518.
Religious education classes for preschool through eighth grade are Sunday, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) classes are Wednesday at 6:30 p.m at St. Margaret Mary Church, 2405 S. Seventh St. For further information on either program or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at firstname.lastname@example.org.
High school religious education classes are Sunday, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Family Life Center. Confirmation classes are 6:30 to 8:15 p.m Thursday at St. Margaret Mary Legacy Room. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee, email@example.com, for the class schedule or to register.
Sacred Heart of Jesus
Barbara Black, parish life coordinator, and parishioners, 2322 N. 131⁄2 St., welcome you to Mass at 4:30 p.m. Also, Mass is 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Weekday Mass is Friday at 11 a.m. For information about our parish or programs call the office, 812-466-1231.
An adult Bible study of the Gospel of Matthew meets Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the parish office. Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) classes take place Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, 2405 S. Seventh St.
For information or to register contact Barb Black at 812-466-1231 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fr. John Hollowell, pastor, and parishioners of the church, 19 N. Alabama, invite you to Mass Saturday at 4:30 p.m. or Sunday 8:30 a.m. Weekday Masses are 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 is celebrated. For information about any of our parish programs or services call the office at 812-448-1901.
Sacred Heart, Clinton
Fr. Michael Fritsch, pastor, and parish, 558 Nebeker St., invite you to celebrate Mass Saturday at 4:30 p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m. The sacrament of reconciliation is available Saturday, 3:30 to 4 p.m. Weekday Masses are Thursday and Friday at 12:05 p.m.
St. Joseph, Rockville
Fr. Michael Fritsch, pastor, and parish, 217 E. Ohio St., invite you to celebrate Mass Sunday at 11:15 a.m. The sacrament of reconciliation is Tuesday, 4:30 to 5 p.m. Weekday Masses are Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.
The worship service, 1207 E. Springhill Drive, is at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. The first Sunday of each month we celebrate the Lord’s Supper. This Sunday, our pastor, Jenni Walker Noyes, and the congregation invite you to hear her sermon, “Home By Another Way,” based on Isaiah 60:1-6 and Matthew 2:1-12.
Child care is available throughout the morning. Join us for fellowship following the service.
Unity is a small church with a huge heart, that supports local, national and international missions.
Amie Ellison is choir director, Andrea Marlow is organist. Choir rehearsal is 7 p.m. Thursdays and 10 a.m. Sundays. For the month of January, Unity prays for McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago. This week we send God’s love and prayers for the POV Candidates and Inquirers, and peace and respect for a good year for the staff, teachers, bus drivers and volunteers at Honey Creek Middle School.
We also have an outdoor sanctuary you may visit for quiet reflection at any time. All are welcome. The church can be reached at 812-299-2206 or found on Facebook.
Oregon is an American Baptist church, 11200 S. Carlisle St. The phone number is 812-299-2112, with Pastor Fred Harrison.
Sunday school starts each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Fred Harrison leads us in morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Youth groups meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. Junior ABY is for second through fifth grades and Senior ABY is for sixth through 12th.
United Methodist Temple
We would like everyone to join us this Epiphany Sunday. Our speaker will be the Rev. John Davis, associate superintendent, West District. A nursery is available.
This week our church activities include:
Monday: 10:30 a.m., Holy Yoga (level 1-2); 12:15 p.m., Celebrate Recovery, with lunch, then groups form to discuss dealing with “hurts, habits and hangups”
Tuesday: 7 p.m., prayer group; Wednesday: 10:30 a.m., Holy Yoga (power/sculpt); Thursday: 10 a.m., Piecemakers quilters; 4 p.m., Signing for the Savior; 6 p.m., Temple bells practice; 7:15 p.m., chancel choir practice; Friday: 10:30 a.m., Holy Yoga (gentle); Saturday: 8 a.m., United Methodist Men
For more information call the church office at 812-299-1898, visit our website at terrehauteumtemple.org or check us out at www.facebook.com/TerreHauteUMT.
Centenary United Methodist
The congregation, 301 N. Seventh St., in Terre Haute’s Arts Corridor and adjacent to Indiana State University, welcomes you to our beautiful 148-year-old church. We invite you to worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Hear the Rev. Jimmy Moore’s message, “No Longer at Ease: Choosing Different Paths” (Matthew 2: 1-12), and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and special music arranged by Choral Director Erich Kendall.
Fellowship in the church library follows the worship service from 10:30 to 10:45 a.m. Sunday school classes are offered to all age groups, and nursery care is provided. At 10:45 a.m., in Friendship Room (adult Bible study), Don Dodson teaches and leads a discussion on “Honoring the Sabbath” (Luke 6:11). Connections, a class for young adults ages 18 to 30, is being taught by our pastor, Jimmy Moore. This class, which meets in the Disciple Room, is a time of fellowship, study and reflection. The Lamplighters discussion group, which normally meets in the Cross and Flame Room, is currently working on missions. Preschool, primary, junior and youth classes will be offered to our early childhood and elementary school children.
The 7th Cents Youth Group, a combined Central Presbyterian Church and Centenary U. M. Church group of students from middle school and high school classes, resumes its activities Jan. 12. It will meet at Centenary this month. Contact Youth Director Tiffany Grossman at Centenary at 812-232-2319 or 589-1647 if you have questions.
The church’s Seventh Street entrance is handicapped-accessible, and ample parking is located behind the church. Consider participating in our prayer and mediation time Thursdays, 11 a.m. to noon. Contact the church office at 812-232-2319 if you are interested in any of the activities listed above, including the chancel choir and our very active women’s ministries.
St. George’s Episcopal, West Terre Haute
Welcome all who enter. The parishioners of St. George’s invite you to join us Sunday morning for adult Christian education and Holy Eucharist. Adult Christian education is 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. in the church hall. Our Sunday morning worship service of Holy Eucharist is 10 a.m. After Holy Eucharist, we gather in the church hall for fellowship. Supply priests, a parade of priests from the diocese, are scheduled to minister to us on Sundays. The Rev. John Brockman is the celebrant on Jan. 5.
Our church, The Friendly Little Church on the Hill, is located at Ferguson Hill, 1337 N. Smith Place. For more information visit our website at www.stgeorgesindiana.com or phone us at 812-533-1346. If you phone us, leave a message and someone from the parish will return your call. The contact person is Sylvia Brockman, bishop’s warden, at 812-442-0751 or email@example.com.
Our church, 125 N. Seventh St., gathers at 10:30 a.m. Sunday for traditional worship. The Rev. Scott Paul-Bonham will be preaching. A time for coffee, conversation and refreshments immediately follows worship, downstairs in the fellowship hall. Sunday school for all ages at 9:30 a.m.
Nursery care is provided. At 11:30 a.m. Sunday worshipers are invited to stay and assist in removing the Advent and Christmas decorations from the church; many hands make small work. For details, call the church office at 812-232-5049 or visit us online at www.thcpc.org.
Central Christian Church - Disciples of Christ
Our church is an open and affirming congregation. All are welcome to worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. We celebrate Communion every Sunday, and our table is open for all who wish to partake.
This Sunday we observe Epiphany with a special celebration of light. A special time for the young church will take place. They will gather donations for their Blessing Box during this time. Fellowship time with drinks and donuts scheduled after worship.
Sunday school for all ages begins at 11 a.m. The adult class will continue its discussion on Rob Bell’s book, “Love Wins.” Adult Bible study is on Monday mornings at 9 at the church.
We continue to sell fair trade coffee, tea, cocoa and chocolate bars.
Our elders will meet at noon Sunday for a time of prayer, study and service to the church.
On Monday we will celebrate Communion with the residents of Bethesda Gardens and Wyndmoor at 10:30 and 11 a.m., respectively.
On Tuesday evening, our Worship and Christian Education committees will meet at the church to plan for these important ministries of the church.
Join us at 4950 E. Wabash Ave. We can be reached at 812-877-9959. Our website is www.cccthdiscples.org.
Peniel United Methodist, Brazil
Happy New Year. Start the new year out by joining us for church services at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday school begins 9:45, before the church services. Everyone welcome.
This Sunday, Communion is served to all who wish to partake.
The Scripture for this Sunday is from St. Matthew 2:1-12.
Pastor Pippin’s message will be “The Light!”
The Brazil Food Pantry appreciates all the donations and the volunteers’ hard work provided by our church. There are two young people who take the basket down the aisle of the church for the donations. The good work done for the benefit of the community will make a lasting impression on them.
The church is on Kennedy Crossing Road. For more information on any of the church activities contact Pastor Pippin at 812-443-8489.
Memorial United Methodist
The church, 2701 Poplar St., invites you to worship with us each Sunday. Parking is available in our large lot behind the church on Oak Street.
Join us Sunday. The Rev. Scott’s sermon will be “What Gift Can I Bring?” On this Epiphany Sunday and first Sunday of the new year we hear the story of the magi who came seeking the Christ Child.
They did not come empty-handed. They came bearing gifts - precious gifts, and expensive gifts. They knew they must bring a gift to the newborn Child. We come to worship… Do we come empty-handed? What gift do we bring? The Scripture will be Matthew 2:1-12.
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. join us for our fellowship and refreshment time.
At 10 a.m. join us for Sunday school. We have many to choose from, 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 have 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 sermon. Children may stay in the service with their families, or they may attend children’s church following the children’s message.
Memorial Preschool has openings in the 3’s and Pre-K. Classes resume Monday.
Tai chi with Rebecca Graves meets Tuesday and Friday, 3 to 4 p.m. We are offering a “gentler” form of tai chi for arthritis. Everyone is welcome.
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) meets the third Thursday of the month, 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the library.
This is a support group for persons living with depression, panic attacks, anxiety, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, and is open to the public. For more information contact Betty Porter at 877-9950.
For more information call our church office at 812-234-0776, fax us at 812-235-3574 or visit our website at www.umcmemorial.com.
The church is at Depot and Middle streets. The phone number is 765-548-2857, with Pastor Randy McPike. Sunday worship service is 9:30 a.m., Sunday school at 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening service at 7 and Wednesday night prayer and Bible study at 7.
Every third Sunday of the month, come and join us for our new youth group program.
At 11:30 there is music and a skit for the kids, followed by lunch and a lesson. There will be something new and different every month. Come and join the fun!
We invite you to join us for worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Our morning service is more traditional in style, with hymns, anthems by the choir and organ/piano accompaniment.
We observe Communion on the the first Sunday of each month. Sunday, Pastor Bernie Jackson begins a new sermon series, “Walking With Jesus.”
The topic for this week will be “A New Start,” with Scripture text from John 1:31-45. The sanctuary choir anthems will be “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus” and “Ten Thousand Reasons.”
The children’s story is provided each Sunday by Jill Kirchoff, our children’s minister, after which children in grades K-3 are dismissed to children’s church.
Our Sunday school program begins at 10:45 a.m., and we have classes for all ages, including nine adult class options.
We also provide the First Link Hospitality Center before and after worship to provide a place for casual conversation and light refreshments.
The Link service, Sunday evenings at 6, is our more contemporary-style service. It takes place in Esken Hall with the congregation seated around tables in a more informal setting.
Music is provided by the First Link Praise Team. Our associate pastor, John Campbell, is the primary teaching pastor on Sunday evenings.
Our Wednesday programming will also resume this week with Bible study at 6:30 p.m., and also programs for children and youth.
Our sanctuary choir will present the musical “Appalachian Winter” at Westminster Village Wednesday at 6:30.
Our church is an American Baptist congregation, 4701 E. Poplar Drive.
Further information is available at www.thfbc.org.
Eighth Street Wesleyan, West Terre Haute
The Vigo County Association indoor camp is Jan. 14 to 19, 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday, at the church.
The evangelists are the Rev. Steve and Nicole Cassidy and family, with a musical performance.
For information contact the Rev. David Ward at 812 -533-1363.
Seelyville United Methodist
Pastor Jack Diel and church family invite you to worship with us, on the Epiphany of the Lord Sunday, at 9:30 a.m.
Nursery volunteers will be available. Following worship, we will enjoy a time of fellowship hosted by Connie Atkinson and Jo Phillips.
Kids’ hour meets from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster, with helper Amy Price. Sunday school begins at 10:45 a.m.
We welcome guest speaker Deb Moore Hardin on the second Sunday after Christmas to lead our service.
Scripture readings for Sunday are Isaiah 60:1-6 and Matthew 2:1-12, with Nancy Reynolds serving as liturgist.
The choir, under the direction of Nathan Mensah, will present an anthem titled “Go Tell It On The Mountain.”
New members are welcome to join the choir, with rehearsals at 8:30 a.m. each Sunday.
Hymns for this Sunday are “Sing We Now of Christmas,” ”We Three Kings,” and “There’s a Song in the Air.” Mary Jensen will serve as organist/pianist. Ms. Hardin’s message will be “The Road Not Taken.”
The life of our church begins Sunday with the scrapbooking group meeting in fellowship hall at 1 p.m.
The Cluster confirmation class continues at Memorial UMC at 2 p.m., also this Sunday.
The prayer and Bible study group meets Tuesday at 10 a.m. in church library.
The Finance/Stewardship Team convenes Tuesday at 7 p.m. The Beginning Yoga group continues Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. with Trudy Newton. Friday, Emmaus meets at the church to work in the kitchen.
Our church is on the corner of U.S. 40 and Second Street. The church office phone, 812-877-1868, with email contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The church, 630 Ohio St., invites you Sunday as we begin the year with the sermon “And Grace Upon Grace.”
While we may be into a new year and Christmas a fond memory, the true story of Christmas is really just getting started.
Join us as we explore the Christmas story – the whole story – from John’s Gospel perspective, and find the core understandings of it all.
Services are 8:30 (meditative) and 10:30 (traditional) a.m. There is a children’s service during the 10:30 gathering and Sunday school downstairs.
This Sunday, after 10:30 service, we will take down Christmas decorations and then share a carry-in luncheon, “A Taste of the Divine,” with selections from the new Mayflower Guild cookbook.
Our church is a member of National and Midwest Associations of Congregational Christian Churches.
There’s a place here for you. You can find us online at www.FirstChurchTH.org or on Facebook.
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Lizzy Long, Little Roy Lewis to perform at Union Christian Church in March
Lizzy Long and Little Roy Lewis are scheduled to take the stage at 7 p.m. March 28 at Union Christian Church, 5350 E. Hulman Drive.
THE JOY LADY: Don’t let the grouchiness seep in with the snow
I don’t know if you’ve noticed it or not, but people are starting to get… well… umm… how can I say it gracefully? People are starting to get grouchy. And that makes me kinda grouchy, too.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: Feb. 22, 2013
Lenten book study series set
Those who wonder what happened during the second Vatican Council can plan to attend a Lenten study series based on John W. O’Malley’s book, “What Happened at Vatican II,” scheduled for the four Thursdays in March.
National Catholic Sisters Week
Sister Editha Ben, vocation director for the Sisters of Providence, will attend the first National Catholic Sisters Week March 8-14 along with Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College student Josephine Nieto.
Joy Lady: Finding the importance of truth described in the Bible
The Bible. It’s my favorite book of all time. I read it. I study it. I teach it. I quote from it. I write about it. I sing songs about it. I love the Bible in many formats, for I use several translations and paraphrases. And I’ve even been known to borrow my husband’s Greek New Testament to check on some phrase or word from the original.
- Church briefs; Feb. 15, 2014
Ministry hosts teen suicide presentation; announces call for actors
Innovative Anointed Ministries in Terre Haute is hosting a presentation Saturday, Feb. 15, on teen suicide, and how people should not be afraid to speak out and help save lives among their peers.
“Speak Life — Show Love” begins at noon Saturday in Saints Home Church of God In Christ at 2210 N. 13th St.
Church presents ‘Love Languages’ author’s video seminar on Valentine’s weekend
Gary Chapman wrote the original edition of “The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted” in 1979.
Now a nationally known author and relationship counselor, with a radio program heard on more than 100 stations across the United States, Chapman first published the book under the title, “Toward a Growing Marriage,” 35 years ago.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: Feb. 8, 2013
THE JOY LADY: A half-crazed squirrel, Sister Bertha and secret sins
Today we’re going to discuss Sister Bertha Better Than You. She’s the dear sister who was immortalized in Ray Stevens’ “The Mississippi Squirrel Revival.”
Brenda Doreen Murphy
MARTINSVILLE, Ill. — Brenda Doreen Murphy, 66, of Martinsville, passed away at 5:55 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at her home.
THE JOY LADY: Be joyful, pray continually, give thanks for God’s glory
There’s a special framed picture in our house.
- RELIGION BRIEFS: Feb. 1, 2014
- CHURCH BRIEFS: Jan. 25, 2013
THE JOY LADY: Those good Old Testament stories teach us many lessons
I love a good story — the kind of story that makes me think about it long after I’ve heard it or read about it.
Joy Lady: Jesus’ last words give step-by-step approach to personal evangelism
We all want to have the last word, don’t we?
- Church briefs: Jan. 18, 2014
‘Winter Night of Prayer’ set for Thursday
The Sisters of Providence invite people of all faith traditions to St. Mary-of-the-Woods for “A Winter Night of Prayer” in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday.
Joy Lady: Wish we would all be a bit more child-like; don’t you?
Recently, our two oldest grandchildren spent a few days with us. When their parents came to pick them up, their daddy asked them, “What was the best thing about staying here?” Without hesitation, they both pointed to my husband and me and said, “Being with Nonnie and Papaw!” It melted our hearts.
- Church briefs: Jan. 11, 2013
Joy Lady: Want a way to keep your resolutions? Resolve to change your thinking
It should come as no surprise to my regular readers that I don’t “do” new year’s resolutions. Nope. Don’t believe in them. In fact, the entire time I’ve written this little column — going on 14 years, now — I have not once dedicated a column to any new year’s resolutions. I’ve confessed that I know any resolution or promise I make will be one I will break before the new year is even a week old. I’m just that kind of gal.
- Church briefs: Jan. 4, 2013
Joy Lady: We shouldn’t play the exchange game with God
The packages have been opened and the wrappings discarded. The toys have been played with. The electronics have had their batteries charged and their software downloaded. The cookies and candy have been passed around and eaten. The leftovers have been forgotten in the back of the refrigerator. That’s because Christmas is … well, it’s ummm … it’s over. Now it’s the season for The Great Gift Exchange.
- Church briefs: Dec. 28, 2013
Seven Sisters of Providence celebrate 70 years
This year, seven Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods will celebrate 70 years in the congregation.
Joy Lady: At the top of my list of favorite things …
Here is this year’s list of a few of my favorite things.
- Church briefs: Dec. 21, 2013
Four celebrate 75, 80 years as Sisters
This year two Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods will celebrate 75 years in the congregation, and two will mark 80-year anniversaries.
New Providence Associates commit to works of love, mercy, justice
Recently 21 Providence Associates pledged “to make a commitment that will honor Divine Providence and further God’s loving plans through works of love, mercy and justice in service among God’s people.” Most did so in a ceremony Nov. 9 in the Church of the Immaculate Conception at St. Mary-of-the-Woods.
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