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Mount Pleasant United Methodist
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, 3050 E. Davis Drive, offers Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with Sunday school classes 10 a.m. Our north campus, 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.
Please note that our south campus is temporarily holding worship services in the fellowship center or, as we like to call it on Sunday morning, 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.
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 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 sixth through seniors, meets Sundays at 9:50 to 10:40 a.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and also Wednesdays 6 to 8 p.m.
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. Our 2013 session begins Sept. 4.
To start the work week, every Monday a prayer meeting is 6 p.m. in the Chapel. Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program from hurts, habits and hang-ups, meets every Friday at 7 p.m. in Wide Eye Café. Other groups include the Lunch Bunch (women), Yarn Spinners and men’s fellowship group.
North Campus Activities
The Noodle Club meets Monday 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 at 10 a.m. to help spread Christ’s message to our shut-ins and newcomers.
Mark your calendars.Our missions team’s annual fundraising yard sale will be June 14 and 15 at the South Campus. Kingdom Rock VBS will be June 23-27 (south campus) and July 28-Aug. 1 (north campus). Registration is currently underway. Registration forms can be picked up at the churches or found on our website.
Upcoming concerts (to be at South Campus)
Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. Miss Florence Eden Morris; Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. Open Heart Quartet; and Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. The Pfiefers.
Our Mission Statement “We exist to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” Our Vision Statement “In light of the soon return of Christ, we yearn to connect people 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.
You can also visit our new website at www.mountpleasantfamily.org, friend us on Facebook (Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church) and/or follow us on Twitter @Mt_PleasantUMC.
New Life Fellowship
Sunday school and Morning Worship at 10 a.m. and evening worship at 6 p.m. On Wednesday we have an array of activities to fit the needs of all ages – 6:30 Kidz Church worship in our interactive and dynamic Live Worship Center while the adult Bible study meets in the Fellowship Hall. Elevate youth (ages 12 though high school) meet 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 to 25) meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at north campus. Come check us out:7849 Wabash (East Glenn), www.newlifeterrehaute.com.
Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist
Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 1935 Tippecanoe St., Terre Haute, the Rev. Charles Irvin, Jr. Pastor will hold its youth day service—Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Our special guests will be the Rev. Jahavich Henderson, choir and congregation of Highland Missionary Baptist Church, Terre Haute. Come join us in praising our savior, the lord Jesus Christ.
Rio Grande Baptist Church
Please join us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. Youth group meets at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
On Wednesday at 7 p.m. we meet for prayer group. The apostle Paul knew the importance of prayer, and the need for God’s presence by talking with him. We strive to follow this example as we pray for family, friends, those we know intimately and those we have never met. We pray for our country, our leaders and those around the world who are hurting. come and pray with us or let us pray for you.
Rio Grande, 4411 E. Rio Grande, at the corner of Erickson and Rio Grande. Visit www.rio grandechurch.com or email terrehauteRGBC@ gmail.com, for more information.
Centenary United Methodist Church
The congregation of Centenary, 301 N. 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 lay minister Deb Moore Hardin’s message, and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and his special musical praise to God.
Fellowship in the church library will follow 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 the friendship class (adult Bible class), Elizabeth Oba will teach and lead discussion on “Give Thanks” (Isaiah 12:1-6). At the same time, in the Cross and Flame Room, the Lamplighters discussion group continues their study on “Guerrilla Lovers” (revolutionary compassion).
The Parent Trap, an adult class for parents with young children, meets in the Thirza Bunce Room from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. The class, led by Leah Allman and Michel Starkey, is reading and discussing the book, ”Sticky Faith,” by Kara E. Powell.
Sunday school classes for children under the age of 3 to 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 8-12) taught by Gail Hayes and Nancy Rogers. The theme, this Sunday, is “Daniel Chooses.”
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, meets Sundays, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Interested students are welcome to become a member of this group. Contact the church for more information, the summer schedule, and youth group events this summer.
On Friday, 7 p.m., the Family Ministries Task Force is inviting families with children and others to attend a Rex baseball game. Purchase tickets at the ballpark ticket office at Sycamore Stadium, First and Locust streets.
Centenary U. M., Central Presbyterian, and Trinity Lutheran Church’s Vacation Bible School will be at Trinity Lutheran Church Monday through Thursday, June 23-27. Contact Trinity Lutheran Church at 232-7628 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 on Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to noon.
If you are interested in any of the activities listed above or in our women’s ministries, call 812-232-2319.
Seelyville United Methodist
Pastor Jack Diel and Seelyville UMC family invite you to join us Sunday the third Sunday after Pentecost. Morning worship begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by a time of fellowship. School classes begin at 10:45 a.m. and nursery care is provided. Kid’s hour continues from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster.
Scripture readings for Sunday are 1 Kings 17:8-24 and Luke 7:11-17. Soloist for this Sunday is Caroline Goodwin, incoming ninth grader at T.H. North Vigo High School ,who will sing “On Eagles Wings.” Hymns are “Great Is Thy Faithfulness,” “Children of the Heavenly Father” and “Give to the Wind Thy Fears,” accompanied by organist/pianist Jane Linville.
Pastor Jack’s sermon is titled “Faith and God’s Provision” and examines if we are willing to step out on faith, allowing God to provide what we need. This Sunday will also honor our 2013 graduates from high school and college.
Sunday at 1 p.m. will find the Scrapbooking group in Fellowship Hall. New participants are always welcome. On Monday, the Member Audit Task Force will meet and Tuesday will find the prayer and Bible study group in the library at 10 a.m. The Finance/Stewardship Committee will also meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Wednesday is the monthly gathering of the Book Banter Buffet in the home of Shirley Kunes at 12:30 p.m. Lunch and discussion of the book “Home Front” by Kristen Hanna will take place. Beginning yoga meets Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., with instructor Trudy Newton. The worship team will convene in the library on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
The 14th and Chestnut Community Center’s summer program takes place from June 3-Aug. 2. Volunteers are still needed to assist in the kitchen for breakfast and lunch for over 80 children. contact Mary Jensen at 812-877-9994 if you are interested in becoming a part of this inner city ministry during the months of June and July.
Seelyville United Methodist Church is on the corner of U.S. 40 and Second Street in Seelyville. The church office phone number is 812-877-1868 with email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The entire Riley Bible family invites you to join us at our church for this Sunday. Our main service is 11 am. We are located two doors down from Dollar General in Riley; right off of Indiana 46. Sunday morning services include Sunday school 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.
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 at 812-230-6053, visit www.rileybiblechurch.com or on facebook at RileyBibleChurch.
Father John Hollowell and the parishioners of Annunciation Church, 19 N. Alabama Ave., Brazil, will have Mass today at 4:30 p.m. or Sunday 8:30 a.m. Weekday masses are celebrated on 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, call 812-448-1901.
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. Every weekday we have a communion service at 7:15 a.m. For information, call 812-232-8518.
The Knights of Columbus St. Mother Theodore Guerin Council 541 monthly rosary for the “Right to Life” and the “Right to Religious Freedoms” will be Sunday, June 9 at 8:15 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church.
Spending time in meditation, prayer, and adoration in the presence of the blessed sacrament is an excellent opportunity to experience grace in our lives. Located west of the Rectory behind the Catholic Charities and Deanery Pastoral Center offices, the Perpetual Adoration Chapel is visited by parishioners and members of other local Catholic communities. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You are most welcome to participate in this opportunity for silent meditation, prayer and adoration.
JUMMP youth activities for the summer will begin with the Nazareth Farm mission trip (June 9-15) ages 16-18. This will be followed by our Chicago mission trip (June 29-July 3). contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information at jummp. email@example.com.
The Faith Formation Commission will be offering a series of prayer experiences which will help us further develop our listening skills and to deepen our relationship with God during this Year of Faith. Lectio Divina is a way of praying with scripture. On June 17, 6:30 p.m. you are invited to Lectio Divina/Journaling. Babysitting is provided.
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. Mass is celebrated each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 12:05 p.m. For more information, call 812-232-8421.
Parent meeting for WV Nazareth Farm trip will be June 10. West Virginia Nazareth Farm trip will be June 23-29 this year. Come join other groups of teens from all over the country as you work, pray, laugh and serve together. We go out in groups each day and help others. There’s plenty of time to hang out at the farm, do chores and make some really great friends. For more information about our high school youth ministry events contact Janet Roth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vacation Bible school is around just the corner. Vacation Bible School will be June 24-28 from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Patrick School. VBS is for children age 4-grade 5. Our theme this year is “Travel through Time with the Saints.” For more information or to register, call 812-232-8421.
The Secular Franciscans of Terre Haute and Friends will serve a free pancake and sausage breakfast for the poor and homeless on the last Saturday of the month from 9 to 11 a.m. in St. Benedict’s Soup Kitchen. Next date is June 29.
The St. Benedict Parish Fun Fest is scheduled for Friday, July 12 and Saturday July 13, 2013. Raffle tickets are $5 each, or 3 for $10, or 8 for $25. The early bird will be drawn on June 11, 18 and 25, and winners will be notified. Early bird winners are still eligible for the July 13 drawing. For more information, call 812-232-8421.
St. Joseph University Parish
Friar Mark Weaver, Pastor and the St. Joseph University Parish, 113 S 5th St., invite you to celebrate Mass with us this weekend. Mass is 5 p.m. Saturday. Sunday Masses are on the summer schedule of 9 and 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weekday Mass is celebrated at 5:15 p.m. Join us every Thursday for eucharistic adoration from 6 to 8 p.m. Come and pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet every other Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the church. We will pray the Chaplet on June 18 and every other Tuesday after that. For more information, call 812-232-7011.
Travel Through Time with the Saints: June 24 - 28; at St. Patrick School, Children 4 years old to fifth grade will travel back in time, sixth grade and older are needed as leaders. The registration form can be found in the back of church or on Parish website under Religious Education and then click on “VBS.” For more information, email email@example.com.
JUMMP Youth activities for the summer will begin with the Nazareth Farm mission trip (June 9-15) ages 16-18. This will be followed by our Chicago mission trip (June 29-July 3). Contact Marcia Lane-McGee at jummp.youthminister@gmail. com.
St. Margaret Mary Church
Fr. Rick Ginther, Pastor and St. Margaret Mary parish community invite you to join us for weekend Mass Saturday at 4 p.m. or Sunday at 11 a.m. You are also invited to the celebration of a Spanish Mass each Sunday at 2 p.m. check the weekly bulletin for weekday mass times. Our bulletin is available at www.smm-terrehaute-in.org. We are located at 2405 S. Seventh St. For more information, call 812-232-3512.
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 Sunday 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. The Faith Formation Commission will be offering a series of prayer experiences which will help us further develop our listening skills and to deepen our relationship with God during this Year of Faith. Lectio Divina is a way of praying with scripture. On Friday, 9:30 a.m. you are invited to Lectio Divina/Journaling. This study is appropriate for ages 10 to adult. Babysitting is provided.
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 a.m. Our Sunday morning religious education program has ended for the current school year, so now we are looking forward to Vacation Bible School. Our theme for Vacation Bible School this year is “Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God.” Sessions will be from 6 to 9 p.m. on June 17 -21. For information or to register call 812-535-1261.
Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
Sacred Heart of Jesus parishioners welcome you to celebrate Mass at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Weekday Mass is Thursday at 10:45 a.m. We are located at 2322 N. 13 1/2 St. For more information about our parish or programs call the office at 812-466-1231.
For information about our high school youth ministry events contact Janet Roth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our parish continues to support the Table of the Good Shepherd Food Pantry with monetary and food donations. Our support helps serve 250+ families per month. That figures out to approximately 750-1000 persons per month. We are in need of boxed items, Hamburger Helper, Tuna Helper or Mac ‘N’ Cheese, and canned soup. School will be out for summer vacation and our numbers will rise. Families will need more food to feed their children. Contributions of any of these items will help this important ministry.
Our parish fundraiser, “Sunday with Sinatra” will be at noon Sunday. Outback Steak House will again be preparing the food and Old Blue Eyes will be coming back to entertain us. The cost is $30 per person. Raffle tickets to be sold $5 each. Raffle prizes are: A $500 Visa Gift Card, an Android Jelly Bean Galaxy Tab 2, and a 30” flat screen TV. With your help we can continue to improve Sacred Heart and assist those in need. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 812-466-1231.
Deanery Pastoral Center
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. Next session will be June 12, 6:30 p.m. at the Deanery Pastoral Center, 1801 Poplar St. For information contact Donna Wenstrup 812-232-8518 or donna.wenstrup@ saintpat.org.
Come by the Terre Haute Deanery Pastoral Center at 1801 Poplar Street or visit our on-line library listing at www.thdeanery.org to check out a book, DVD or other media item. The Pastoral Center is open 9 am to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday. Resources (DVD’s, Books, etc.) are available for all ages. Topics include: Jesus, Mary, scripture, sacraments, saints, prayer, spiritual life, bereavement, psychology, healing, and social justice. Special collections include: St. Mother Theodore Guerin, Mother Teresa, Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI, Richard Rohr, Henri Nouwen, Joan Chittister, Edward Hays, Thomas Merton, Robert Wicks and others.
Peniel United Methodist Church
Today at Peniel United Methodist Church, Kennedy Crossing Road in Brazil,will be the “Men’s Banquet” at 6 p.m. The women will be serving and are known to be some of the best cooks in Clay County. June 20 is the date for the co-workers/fidelis class meeting at 6 p.m.
Our scripture for this Sunday is from St. John 20:19-23. Pastor Pippin’s sermon is “The Spirit of God: The Breath of Life.” Everyone is welcome to join us at this friendly church. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by church services at 10:45. There is also jr. church for the little ones during the regular service.
Our collection for the food pantry has increased considerably since it is collected at the same time as the offering. Thank you to everyone.
For more information, call Pastor Pippin at 812-443-8489.
Oregon Baptist Church
Oregon Baptist Church is an American Baptist Church at 11200 S. Carlisle St., 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 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. on Wednesdays. Youth groups (except for the second to fifth grades who will be meeting to the end of June) have ended for the summer and will resume this fall.
Trinity Lutheran Church
Please come and join us at 10 a.m. worship service with holy communion each Sunday morning at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2620 Ohio Blvd.
Trinity Lutheran Church will be partnering with Central Presbyterian and Centenary United Methodist churches again to provide a Vacation Bible School (VBS) from June 23-27, starting at 6 p.m. as part of our outreach ministries to share the good news of God’s love and care with young people in our community. Note June 23, we will gather at the Wadsworth Farm at 3:30 p.m. (NW corner of Hunt Road and Ft. Harrison. Enter from Ft. Harrison at the brown wood fence toward the red barn). At 5:30 p.m., following VBS activities, we will have a family picnic. Hot dogs and drinks will be provided. Each participating family is asked to bring food to share. June 24-27, evening VBS activities will be at Trinity Lutheran Church at 6 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church is also currently involved in praying for and raising funds to help people who are in need due to the recent damage done as tornadoes touched down throughout Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Illinois and Iowa. If you would like to help know that gifts to ELCA Disaster Response will be used entirely, 100 percent, to help survivors of tornadoes rebuild their lives and livelihoods. Gifts may be contributed at community.el ca.org/page.aspx?pid=840 or www.elca.org/disaster. Gifts may also be contributed by calling 800-638-3522, or by mail to Lutheran Disaster Response, 39330 Treasury Center, Chicago, IL 60694-9300. write “U.S. Tornadoes” on your check’s memo line.
For more details concerning Trinity Lutheran Church or our ministries, call 812-232-7628.
Unity Presbyterian Church
Worship service at 1207 E. Springhill Dr. is 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. The first Sunday of each month we celebrate the Lord’s supper. The congregation invite you to hear our guest speaker Dr. Roland Kohr’s sermon, “What If?” based on Malachi 3:8-12 and Matthew 9:18-26.
Adult Bible study ~ 9:30 a.m., childcare 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.
Amie Ellison is our choir director, Andrea Marlow is our organist. For the month of June, Unity will pray for Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education, Richmond, Va., and Charlotte, N.C. We pray this week for Presbytery Of Ohio Valley commissioners. Blessings to the Boys and Girls Club, one of the special services in our city.
We also have an outdoor sanctuary you may visit for quiet reflection at any time. All are welcome, 812-299-2206, unitypresbyterianchurch.blogspot.com or www.unitythin@ gmail.com.
Central Christian Church
- Disciples of Christ
Our Sunday worship service begins at 9:30 a.m. Trust. One word can mean so much, and is at the heart of Romans 4:13-25. Or is it? The apostle Paul is the only one who can answer that question. Come, hear and explore the answer to this question with the congregation and student associate minister Dori Marshall. You could find out a lot more about the Christian Romans and yourself as well. A special time for the young church will be held during the service. After worship we will gather for a fellowship time with donuts and drinks.
Sunday school for adults at 11 a.m. The Cornerstone class is focusing on stories and themes from the Hebrew scriptures. Adult Bible study is at the church Monday 9 a.m. Sunday School for children does not meet in the summer, but Vacation Bible School begins Sunday evening. VBS will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on June 9-13. All children are invited. Come join us in Athens as we learn about Paul’s dangerous journey to share the truth. A VBS celebration will be during worship on June 16.
Plans continue for the youth group mission trip to New Orleans. Several of our youth and adults will travel to New Orleans in June to help Westside Christian Church with their repair and rebuilding efforts. We continue to sell Fair Trade coffee, tea, cocoa and chocolate bars. The Disciples men group is selling handmade disciples necklaces and keychains.
Please join us at 4950 E. Wabash Ave. The church office can be reached at 812-877-9959. Our church web site is www.cccthdisciples.org.
Saint John Missionary Baptist
Pastor Dexter D. Jordan and the St. John Missionary Baptist Church Family welcomeyou to join us as we celebrate our 72nd church Homecoming on Sunday,
June 9 at 3 p.m. We are inviting all past members to come back and share this occasion with us. Our special guests will be pastor Mark A. Evans and the
Prince of Peace Baptist Church congregation. The public is cordially invited to attend.
Vacation Bible School will begin the week of June 10-14, from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be classes and activities available for all age groups, including adults. We will enjoy music, crafts, snacks, games and sharing the love of Jesus through God’s holy word. Transportation will also be available; just call the church to make arrangements for a pick up time. The phone number for further information is 812-232-2122. The church is located at 1915 Buckeye St.
Shiloh Missionary Baptist
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Family will be celebrating their annual senior Usher Board Day Sunday, June 9, 2013 at 4 p.m. Our special guest will be New Community Baptist Church: the Rev. Patrick H. Gillis, Pastor. The public is invited. Come worship with us in this joyous celebration.
Shelburn First Baptist Church
You are cordially invited to our church services tomorrow. Interim pastor, the Rev. Ron Riggs, continues his “Ways to Witness” series, “She Died with a Needle in her Hand,” from Acts 9. Sunday School at 9 a.m.; worship at 10 a.m. Route 56 for children is 10:40. Dusty and Samantha Tryon are our youth leaders. Adult and youth groups meet Sunday at 6 p.m. Community kitchen dinner will be Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evening youth and adult Bible study begin at 6:30 p.m. The corn-hole tournament will begin today at 9 a.m. It is a fundraiser for our July Venezuela mission trip. We are an American Baptist congregation and we meet at U.S. 41 and Mill Street. We can be reached at 812-397-5595 and www.fbcshel burn.com.
First Unitarian Universalist Congregation
First Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1875 Fruitridge, Ave., Terre Haute. Our regular service is each Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, 10:30 a.m.: flower communion Sunday: “How Can We Live Together in Harmony?”- The Rev. Jennie Barrington will speak about the uniquely-Unitarian flower communion Sunday, which symbolizes that we each receive much of value from this church family, and we each have many ways we enhance it and give back to it. Rationalist Free-thinkers will meet at 9:15 am, in the church library, and continue the discussion of the book “The Lexus and the Olive Tree.”
This is soup and salad carry-in Sunday and the kickoff of the new “Principle Groups.” You might want to bring a flower to the service. There will be flowers to share if you don’t have your own. After the service, plan to share your soup and salad with others and, if you so wish, join the “Principles” conversation in small groups.
Children’s religious education at 10:50 a.m. There are two groups, youth ages 5 to 9 and tweens, ages 10 and older.
We welcome everyone to Unitarian Universalist Congregation. We invite you to come get to know us. Our regular service is Sunday 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 at 812-232-1193 or visit www.terehauteuu.org.
St. Paul Missionary
The church, 1000 S. 15th St., will be holding its Vacation Bible School this Monday to Friday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The theme this year is “God’s Backyard Bible Camp Under The Stars,” where kids have a blast serving Jesus. Each night along with the lesson is a craft, meal, and fun-filled presentations. Classes are from kindergarten to adult, and there is plenty of fun, food, and fellowship for everyone. come and bring friends. For more information, call 812-232-7790.
Rosedale Baptist Church
Rosedale Baptist Church, Depot and Middle streets, Rosedale, 765-548-2857, pastor: Randy McPike. Sunday worship service is at 9:30 a.m., Sunday school 10:30, Sunday eve service 7 p.m., Wednesday night prayer and Bible study 7 p.m.
Every third Sunday of the month 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. There will be something new and different every month.
First Baptist Church
We continue a new worship series built around the theme “The Heart of Worship.” Pastor Bernie’s Jackson’s sermon for this Sunday will be “Preparing for Worship” with scripture text from Hebrews 10:19-25. Music will be provided by the sanctuary choir and the Vacation Bible School praise team. The First Link Hospitality Center is available before and after the service, providing a place for members and guests to enjoy light refreshments, freshly brewed Rex coffee and conversation. Sunday school, with classes for everyone, is at 10:45 a.m.
Vacation Bible School will be June 10-14, and the theme will be “Colossal Coaster World: Facing Fear, Trusting God.” Classes will be each morning 9 a.m. to noon for children who have just completed pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. A youth group class will also be available for middle and high school students. If children are not pre-registered they may do so on Monday morning in the church atrium.
First Baptist Church is an American Baptist congregation at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. More information is available at www.thfbc.org.
Memorial United Methodist
Memorial United Methodist 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.
Please join us Sunday for one of the following services. The Rev. Scott’s sermon will be “The Payoff.” The spostle Paul is making his case and appeal to be listened to as speaking the word of God. While making his case, he gives a brief synopsis of his life. And, then, he says that he received the “payoff” for all his struggles, hardships and work. Will our “payoff” be the same? Scripture: Galatians 1:11-24.
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 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 laidback 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 ice cream social Sunday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Register now for Every Where Fun Fair VBS June 17-20; 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Tai Chi with Rebecca Graves meets Tuesday and Friday 3 to 4 p.m. Now 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 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 call Betty Porter at 877-9950.
For more information, call 812-234-0776, fax 812-235-3574 or visit www.umcmemorial.com.
St. Mark United
Church of Christ
You are invited to attend worship at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mark United Church of Christ at 475 S. Fruitridge Ave. No matter where you are on life's journey, you are welcome here. Sunday School for all ages is at 10:45.
Other activities at St. Mark UCC include: Tuesdays our Merry Stitchers meet from 1 to 3 p.m. to knit or crochet prayer shawls. On Wednesdays our sewing gals meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to make blankets. Zumba is offered on Mon, Tue and Thurs at 5:45 p.m. and at 9 a.m. o Friday by Dustie Fields.
Please call the church office, 812-232-8000, Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to noon if you have any questions. All are welcome to join any of these events-membership not required.
First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio St., in Terre Haute, invites you to join us this Sunday, as we welcome one of our missionaries, the Rev. Sa Do, from the Congregational Church of Myanmar (formerly Burma). A lifelong native of Myanmar, Sa Do has a passion for working and bringing the gospel to the Burmese people. Founder of the church in Myanmar, the Rev. Sa Do and his wife minister to the people through the church, Congregational Bible College and Grace Children Ministry. Join us as we welcome the Rev. Sa Do and learn of his work on the mission field.
Church services at 8:30 a.m. (meditative) and 10:30 (traditional) each Sunday. There is a staffed nursery during the 10:30 service. Children’s church is part of the 10:30 service and then children are invited to attend Sunday school.
Plan to attend the 25th Annual Strawberry Fest on June 13, at the corner of Sixth and Ohio streets. Information about advance and pick up orders can be found at www.firstchurch th.org.
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THE JOY LADY: I’m glad we can sing to God with voices raised, smiles on our faces
When my children were young, I had a habit of annoying them. I didn’t do it on purpose, at least not in the beginning.
Sisters to host ‘Way of the Cross for Justice’
Adding to a tradition born approximately 800 years ago, the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods will host “Way of the Cross for Justice” on Friday.
Churches come together for Good Friday service
The spirit that brought Centenary United Methodist, Central Presbyterian and St. Stephen’s Episcopal churches together for a grand combined Sunday morning worship service called Holypalooza last August is again bringing them together on Good Friday, the remembrance of the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth, one of the holiest days in Christian tradition.
St. Mary’s Helping Hands to host yard sale/bake sale
St. Mary’s Helping Hands, of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marshall, Ill., has scheduled its annual yard sale/bake sale from 8 a.m. to noon CDT on April 26, in St. Mary’s Parish Hall, at the corner of South Fifth and Maple streets.
Sisters announce Holy Week services
The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods have announced special services for Holy Week.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: April 12, 2014
- CHURCH BRIEFS: April 5, 2014
Taizé event features prayer at the cross
The Sisters of Providence welcomes the greater faith community of the Wabash Valley to gather from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday for an ecumenical Taizé prayer in the Church of the Immaculate Conception at St. Mary-of-the-Woods.
Joy Lady: Does our behavior sometimes make God shake His head in dismay?
I’m one of those weird adults who actually enjoys spending time with teenagers.
UU church: Cookies and Conversation
An event called Conversation and Cookies is an opportunity next week for members of the non-Muslim community to visit with local members of the Islamic faith.
Covenant opens food pantry
Covenant Ministry in Terre Haute has a food pantry open during the office hours of 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Faith Baptist to host Taylors show
The Taylors from Lillington, N.C., will be in concert at 7 p.m. April 13 in Faith Southern Baptist Church at Clay City.
Campus ministry set to celebrate 70 years of work
A giant banner in front of United Campus Ministries Center proclaims its 70th anniversary with the theme “Continuing the Journey.”
THE JOY LADY: Leading you away from your best-laid plans
When I was a young girl, I had plans for what my future would be.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: March 29, 2014
THE JOY LADY: ‘Only thing in life that is constant is change’
Here’s a truth that I can’t escape: Things change.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: MARCH 22, 2014
Sisters of Providence schedule ‘Come and See’ recruitment weekend
Catholic women ages 18 to 42 are invited to join the Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods for the annual “Come and See” weekend scheduled April 11-13.
Our Lady of Providence shrine to be rededicated
An important facet of the prayer ministry of the Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods will be reopened to the public on April 6.
‘Seven Last Words’ retreat scheduled
The Sisters of Providence are sponsoring a retreat that will explore the last statements Jesus Christ made during the crucifixion.
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
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