News From Terre Haute, Indiana

August 18, 2012

Church briefs: Aug. 18, 2012

The Tribune-Star

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Saint’s Home Church

of God in Christ

The church extends an invitation to the public to join us for our 3rd Annual Women’s Conference. The theme is “Lord Use Me, A Vessel for the Master’s Use.” The speaker will be Missionary Pam Shelton of Saint’s Home.

The conference will be Friday, Aug. 24, and will begin at 7:30 p.m. A freewill offering will be taken. The church is located at 2210 N. 13th St. For more information you may contact the church at (812) 235-5252.

Rio Grande Baptist

Please join the congregation and Pastor Matt Larimer of the church for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., and Worship service at 10:30 a.m. On Wednesday at 7 p.m. we offer Bible study for all ages. Everyone is welcome to attend.

We offer many opportunities to experience the life-changing touch of Jesus Christ through ministry, Bible study, and special programs. Rio Grande is a family oriented church and we love to connect with the children and youth in our community by engaging in ministry that reaches their needs, thus making God’s love “real” by being visible in our community with various ministry concerns.

If you are searching for a church home, we pray that you will discover encouragement, love and friendship here and will consider becoming a part of our family of God. The church is located at 4411 E. Rio Grande Ave., at the corner of Erickson and Rio Grande. Please visit our website at or contact by email at

Marshall Federated

The church, located at 105 N. Main, Marshall, Ind., and The Parke County Cowboy Church Band will host Cowboy Church Sunday, Aug. 19, at 6 p.m. Special guests will be the worship band from Bainbridge Christian Church, which includes worship minister Albert Svenddal, who used to play for Cowboy Church in Nashville, Tenn. There is no admission charge, however there will be a love offering received for our guests. For information, call John Cornell at (765) 597-2209 or the church at (765) 597-2497. Please enter the building through the west doors.

Unity Presbyterian

Worship service at 1207 E. Springhill Drive is 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. Our Pastor is Linda Peters. Her sermon, “God’s Wisdom” based on Psalm 111 and Ephesians 5:15-33. Starting Aug. 12, a class about Presbyterianism begins at 9:30 a.m. before worship. This is a three part series continuing through Aug. 19 and 26. Child care is available during worship. Join us for coffee and fellowship following the service.

Amie Ellison is our choir director, Andrea Marlow is our organist. For the month of August, Unity will pray for Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Westminster Presbyterian Church in Evansville. This week, blessings to all who volunteer, our staff members, bus drivers, administers and students of Davis Park Elementary.

We also have an outdoor sanctuary you may visit for quiet reflection at any time. All are welcome. Church office (812) 299-2206, our website: www.unity

Join us for Potluck and Praise each Thursday at 6 p.m. Church office (812) 299-2206.

Oregon Baptist

An American Baptist church, located at 11200 S. Carlisle St., (812) 299-2112, with Pastor: Fred Harrison. The sermon for Aug. 19 - Who’s voice do I hear? 1 Samuel 3:1-20.

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.

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. There are youth groups for all ages and Adult Bible Study Wednesday evenings during the school year. Plan to start the school year right by joining us on Aug. 22 as we begin the new school year activities.

St. Mark United Church

of Christ

You are invited to attend worship at the church, located at 475 S. Fruitridge Ave., at 9:30 am. The Rev. Teresa Higus will be preaching a sermon entitled “Live as Wise People” based on Psalm 111 and Ephesians 5:15-20. No matter where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.

We have two adult Sunday school classes, a teen class, an elementary class and a pre-school class that meets Sunday morning at 10:45 a.m. A second adult Bible Study class on the book of Acts is offered Monday at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

On Wednesdays during the day our Sewing Gals meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All are welcome to join any of these events — membership is not required.

Call the church office is you have any questions. (812) 232-8000, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Peniel United Methodist

The church is located at Kennedy Crossing Road, in Brazil.

Third Sunday of the month. That means there will be pastries and beverages for everyone to enjoy, plus a time to socialize. This takes place about 10:25 a.m. - between Sunday school at 9:45 and the beginning of church services at 10:45. The Town and Country United Methodist Men’s Family Picnic will be next Saturday (Aug. 25) at 6 p.m.

The Scripture for this Sunday comes from St. John 6:51-58.

Pastor Pippin will be speaking on the “Bread from Heaven!” and for the Children’s Moment we all will hear about “Jonah’s Big Mistake!”

Canned fruits and vegetables are on the needed list at the Brazil Food Pantry. With the drought, this will become even more important. For more information, contact Pastor Pippin at (812) 443-8489.

Maple Avenue United Methodist

The church welcomes all to worship with us this Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., services lead by Pastor David Rockhill. 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 on 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.

The church 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 & Chestnut Community Center. There is something for everyone at the church, and we hope you will join us for an inspirational worship service. For more information, check us out on the web at

Riley Bible

The entire church family invites you to join us at our church. We are located two doors down from the Dollar General in the Riley Square, Riley; right off of Highway 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., with regular prayer and Bible study.

Currently, Pastor Hodge is teaching through the book of Romans on Sunday mornings.

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 or check us out on Facebook.

St. Benedict

The parish community celebrates mass on Saturday at 5:30 p.m., and Sunday morning at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.. Daily mass is celebrated each weekday with the exception of Wednesday at 12:05 p.m. The church is located at 111 S. 9th St.

If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, seeking to grow in your spiritual life, or exploring membership in the Catholic church, The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, RCIA. Every year adults are welcomed into the Catholic community through RCIA. It is a learning experience that will change your life offering new meaning and new direction. Our group meets once a week beginning Aug. 29. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Sue at (812) 232-8421 or

The Youth Ministry 12th Annual Golf Scramble at Idle Creek Golf Course is Friday, Aug. 24. Cost is $60, includes golf, cart and lunch. Forms are online: or call Warren Artz: 208-4003, Bill Grimes: 841-7500, or Janet Roth: 249-1479. All profit helps our high school youth attend mission trips, retreats, conferences and all Youth Ministry.

Holy Rosary

Father John Hollowell and the parishioners of Holy Rosary in Seelyville, invite you to join them for Sunday Mass at 10 a.m. You also are welcome to join us for daily mass on Monday evenings at 6 p.m. and Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m.

St. Joseph University Parish

St. Joseph University Parish, 113 S. 5th St., invites you to celebrate mass with them this weekend. Mass is at 5 p.m. Saturday. Sunday masses are at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weekday mass is celebrated at 5:15 p.m. For more information about our services or programs call the parish office at (812) 232-7011.

The parish provides a religious education program for children from preschool through eighth grade. Sessions will begin soon for the new school year. Call the parish office or visit our website for more information.

Our high school faith formation program will begin Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. Classes are at the Moran Center, located at St. Patrick School, on select Sundays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Call the parish office or contact Marcia Lane McGee at jump.youthminister@ for more information or to register. The parish serves Indiana State University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and also welcomes students from Ivy Tech and St. Mary-of-the-Woods College. As student parishioners, you are full members of our parish and welcomed warmly by the whole community.

To commemorate our 175th anniversary, we are compiling a cookbook. In keeping with the theme “Feed the Flock,” profits from the sale of the cookbooks will be donated to Samaritan Food Pantry and Catholic Charities Foodbank. Recipes from church members, family and friends will be collected until Aug. 25. Please submit recipes to: - the user name/login is: St. Joe’s Cookbook, the password is celery773. Recipes will then be sent to the printer so cookbooks can be back in time for the holidays.

St. Margaret Mary

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

Our high school faith formation program will begin Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. Classes are at the Moran Center, located at St. Patrick School, on select Sunday evenings from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Call the parish office or contact Marcia Lane McGee at for more information or to register.

Every year adults are welcomed into the Catholic Community through RCIA. Our group meets once a week beginning Aug. 29. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Father Rick Ginther at (812) 232-3512 or

The parish invites you to a study of “James: Pearls for Wise Living” a program by Jeff Cavins. This study group meets on Sunday morning from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m., in the Parish office. To register or for more information please call the parish office (812) 232-3512.

The Annual Parish Labor Day Garage Sale is coming up. Plan to stop by on Friday, Aug. 31, Saturday, Sept. 1, and Labor Day, Sept. 3 ($1 a bag sale on Monday the 3rd). We are now accepting items for this year’s garage sale. You may bring your items to the parish, Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All items should be dropped off on the first floor of the parish center. Furniture should be dropped off in the rectory garage.

St. Mary-of-the-Woods Village

The church invites you to join us for liturgy on Sunday at 9 a.m. For further information about our services or events please call the parish office at (812) 535-1261.

St. Patrick

The parish community, 1807 Poplar St., invites you to join us for weekend liturgy Saturday at 6 p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m. Weekday mass is celebrated at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. For information about our services or programs please call the parish office at (812) 232-8518.

City wide mass will be at the church on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. Mass will begin at 9 a.m.

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 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.

Our high school faith formation program will begin on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. Classes are at the Moran Center, located at St. Patrick School, on select Sunday evenings from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Call the parish office or contact Marcia Lane McGee at for more information or to register. Every year adults are welcomed into the Catholic community through RCIA. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Father Rick Ginther at (812) 232-8518 or

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish welcomes our new Sacramental Minister, Father John Hollowell. Please join us to celebrate Mass at 4:30 p.m. Saturday or noon Sunday.

Religious education classes will begin Sept. 9 and will run from 10:30 to 11:45. Registration forms are available in the Holy Family Center. Please register as soon as possible. For more information call the office at (812) 466-1231.

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, RCIA, meets once a week beginning Aug. 29. If interested or have questions, please contact Barb Black at (812) 466-1231 or

The Companions on the Journey Award is the highest recognition from the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry for a diocese to confer to adults who demonstrate excellence in youth ministry as reflected in: Renewing the Vision, commitment to on-going education and formation, longevity in ministry, commitment to young people, and outstanding leadership at the local and/or diocesan level. At our recent administrators’ conference, Janet Roth was presented this most deserved award. Janet has been a youth minister for 27 years.  Congratulations, Janet. Thank you for your many years of service to our youth here in our Terre Haute parishes of St. Benedict and Sacred Heart of Jesus!

The Youth Ministry 12th Annual Golf Scramble at Idle Creek Golf Course is Friday, Aug. 24. Cost is $60, includes golf, cart and lunch. Forms are online: or call Warren Artz: 208-4003, Bill Grimes: 841-7500, or Janet Roth: 249-1479. All profit helps our high school youth attend mission trips, retreats, conferences, and all youth ministry.

Deanery Pastoral Center

Catholicism Adult Formation Program, a documentary series, will be facilitated by Sister Mary Montgomery at the Deanery Center on 11 consecutive Wednesday mornings, beginning Sept. 19, 10 a.m. to noon. “Witness the most significant story ever told. Journey with acclaimed author, speaker and theologian, Father Robert Barron, to more than 50 locations throughout 15 countries. Be illuminated by the spiritual and artistic treasures of this global culture that claims more than one billion of the earth’s people.” Pre-registration is required by Sept. 12. Cost: $20 for materials. Contact the deanery center for more information or to register at (812) 232-8400 or

You are invited to join us for the 38th Annual Catholic Charities Terre Haute Benefit on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Idle Creek Banquet Center. The event will begin with a silent auction followed by dinner program and guest speakers. Entertainment will be provided by Jack Shannon and Pete Lannoo. Please join us to celebrate Catholic Charities Terre Haute. For information contact Catholic Charities Terre Haute, 1801 Poplar St., (812) 232-1447.

John Paul II Catholic High School Yard Sale — JPII will have its annual yard sale Saturday, Sept. 22 from 8 am-3 pm. The sale will take place at the school, located at 1330 Lafayette Ave., Terre Haute. Donations are being accepted for the yard sale. Please call (812) 232-0964 or (812) 249-7385 to make arrangements for delivery. Please show your support for the only Catholic High School in the Terre Haute Deanery by stopping by the Yard Sale.

First Unitarian Universalist

The First Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1875 Fruitridge Ave., Terre Haute. Our Service is each Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, Aug. 19 at 10:30 a.m. we will hear Mark Minster. His title is “Hard Walking” He will tell us about the Camino de Santiago in Spain and his experiences there.

Sunday, Aug. 19 at 9:15 am, we invite you to join Our Adult Education Group, The Rationalist Free Thinkers Discussion Group, led by Dr. Ed Warner will meet in the library. This week their topic of discussion will be: Freedom of Thought, Speech, Press and Education. Children’s Religious Education begins at 10:50. There are two groups, youth ages 5 to 9 and Tweens, ages 10 and up. Childcare for younger children is provided for the entire service.

Our regular service is each 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 by Phone (812) 232-1193 or visit


Independent Nazarene

Glendon D. Stroud, pastor at Independent Nazarene Church in Farmersburg welcomes special guest speaker Rev. Jim Alumbaugh on Sunday, Aug.19, 2012, at 3 p.m. The church is a member of the International Conservative Holiness Association which is nationwide in scope. Rev. Alumbaugh lives in Shelburn.

The church is located at 422 West Cyrus St. in Farmersburg. More precisely, the Farmersburg Elementary School is right behind the church. Pastor Stroud invites all to attend. For information, call the pastor at (812) 599-0684.

Central Presbyterian

Central Presbyterian Church (125 North 7th St.) will gather Sunday for worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Davis’s sermon, “The Lord Is My Rock,” will be based on Psalm 18. Sunday is “Rally Day,” on which the Christian education programs for 2012-13 are introduced and children meet their new Sunday school teachers. Events begin with a pancake breakfast in Fellowship Hall at 9 a.m. The kick-off program for this year’s Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. The annual church picnic will be Sunday at Deming Park, Lions III shelter. Gather at 4:30 p.m.; supper is at 5p.m. Bring lawn chairs, sports equipment, and a covered dish. Meat, service, and drinks will be provided. For more details, call the church office (812) 232-5049 or visit us online:

Memorial United Methodist

The church, located at 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 St.

Please join us on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012 for one of the following services. Rev. Scott’s sermon will be “Ask What I Should Give You.” Scripture: I Kings 3:3-14 and Ephesians 5:15-20.

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 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.

Tai Chi with Rebecca Graves meets every Tuesday and Friday from 3-4pm. Now offering a “gentler” form of Tai Chi for Arthritis. Everyone is welcome.

The Knit Wits yarn ministry meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 1-3pm and the 2nd and 4th Thursday from 5-7pm. If you like to knit or crochet or would like to learn, please join us.

Nami (National Alliance on Mental Illness) meets the 3rd Thursday of the month in the Library. This is a support group for persons living with depression, panic attacks, anxiety, bipolar or schizophrenia and is open to the public. For more information contact Betty Porter at 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

Centenary United Methodist

The congregation of Centenary, located at 301 North Seventh St., in Terre Haute’s Arts Corridor and adjacent to Indiana State University, welcomes you. We invite you to worship with us, Sunday, at 9:30 a.m. Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmie Moore’s sermon, “Kid, You’ve Got Potential: The Power of an Uncommon Blessing” (John 14:12-18); and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and a special music event organized by Choir Director Erich Kendall. Fellowship in the Church Library will follow the Worship Service, from 10:30--10:45 a.m. Sunday School classes are offered to all age groups and nursery care is provided. At 10:45 a.m., in the Friendship Class (adult Bible study), Phyllis Peters will teach and lead discussion on “God Promised to Be with Us” (Ezekiel 34: 23-31).

Become a “disciple” through Bible Study. Study the Scriptures (from Genesis to Revelation) with us in a course lasting 34 weeks. We will meet weekly for 2 and 1/2 hours (from September to May). Each participant makes a commitment to daily preparation, weekly attendance, and full participation in the group study session.

The Aug. 19 Worship Service will include a “Backpack Blessing” by Pastor Moore. All students, teachers, professors, and administrators are welcome to participate. Start the new school year on a positive step and know that God blesses all who seek knowledge and use knowledge for good.

The first choir rehearsal of the Fall Semester will be Sunday, Aug. 26, at 9 a.m. New students at Indiana State, Rose-Hulman, St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, Harrison College, and Ivy Tech who have interest in singing in a beautiful traditional church, led by an excellent choir director, accompanied by a published organist, and backed by a very fine old 1600+ pipe organ, please join us.

Sunday School Rally Day Picnic (student and adult classes) will be in Fairbanks Park on Aug. 26. A “carry-in” lunch will be served at 12, and games, events, boat rides, and adult activities will follow. Everyone is invited to participate.

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 12 noon. The Wednesday Evening Bible Study class will recess until September.

If you have interest in Centenary’s programs call the Church Office, any day, at 232-2319.

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. This Sunday, Dr. Dan Willis will share a message from the book of Joshua, “Revelation or Resolution?” Worship begins at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday Evening Worship Services begin at 6 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The youth also meet at 6 pm for 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 pm.  

Adults: In the church sanctuary — Dr. Bill Coker continues his extensive Bible Study through the Book of Romans. This week s lesson comes from Chapter 12. In the Family Life Center - Dr. Dan Willis continues his Bible study in the Book of 1 John. This week’s lesson comes from Chapter 4.

Youth: The youth, ages 6th 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.” This week the youth will meet at Faith Wesleyan Church for a combined “Back to School Bash.”

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, free of charge, from 6:15 until 6:45 weekly. The toddler-age children meet in Busy Babies Class in the Family Life Center. All services are finished by 8:15 p.m. Bus services are available to all. For more information please call the church office at (812) 242-9556 or at

Spruce Street AME

Spruce Street African Methodist Episcopal Church’s Friends and Family Day service will be Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, 3 p.m. at 1660 Spruce St. Terre Haute. Rev. T. Michael Russell and his Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Choir will be our Special Guest.

Rev. Joe A. Clark, Pastor, Spruce Street African Methodist Episcopal Church

Seelyville United Methodist

Pastor Jack Diel and Seelyville UMC Family invite you to worship with us Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, at 9:30 a.m., The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost. Nursery care will be provided by Jane and Janarae Smith, and a time of fellowship and refreshment, hosted by Jean Reynolds and Patty Wiley, follows the service. Adult Sunday School classes begin at 10:45 a.m. as well as the committee planning the dedication of new choir robes on Sunday, Sept. 16. The sermon by Pastor Jack, “Flesh and Blood,” teaches us that the sacrificial love of Jesus is very real and needs our participation. Scripture readings are from Psalm 111 and John 6:51-58. Michelle McCrea will serve as Liturgist. Cathleen Flynn and Jill will present a duet “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” accompanied by organist/pianist Jane Linville. Hymns for this Sunday are “Now Thank We All Our God,” “Now the Silence,” and “Now Let Us from This Table Rise.”

Agape Circle will not meet on Mondays during the month of August. The Prayer and Bible Study group convenes at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21 in the church library. On Wednesday, Aug. 22, Yoga for Beginners will be held with instructor Trudy Newton. The Nurture Team will also meet on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Seelyville United Methodist Church is on the corner of U.S. 40 & Second St., in Seelyville. The church office phone number is (812) 877-1868 with email contact available at seelyvilleumc@fron “

Rosedale Baptist

Rosedale Baptist Church, Depot and Middle Street, Rosedale (765) 548-2857. Pastor: Randy McPike

Sunday Worship Service 9:30; Sunday School 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Eve Service 7 p.m.; Wednesday Night Prayer and Bible Study 7 p.m.

Sunday Aug. 19 following Sunday School hour is our next Youth Group. We will have a lesson and meal at the lake and be having a “Fishing Rodeo “Please bring a permission slip if you plan to attend without a parent present. trophies will be awarded for the 1. Most fish caught; 2. Longest fish; 3. Biggest fish

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, at 3050 East Davis Drive, offers Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with Sunday school classes beginning 10 a.m. Our north campus, located at 1075 North 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.

We continue with our sermon series Famous Bible Stories of the Old Testament with The Valley of the Dry Bones on Aug. 19, Elijah at Mount Carmel on August, and concluding with Daniel in the Den of Lions on Sept. 2.

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. 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

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

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

Boost, our midweek Wednesday gathering, starts with dinner from 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. in our Fellowship Center and classes for all ages begin at 6:30 p.m. We host sessions twice a year. Our fall session begins Sept. 5 and will run through Oct. 24.

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 beginning at 7p.m. in the Wide Eye Cafe. Other groups include the Lunch Bunch (women), Yarn Spinners and Men’s Fellowship Group.

Dr. Bill Dando presenting Food, Famine and the Christian Response on Aug. 19 at 6 p.m.

North campus

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. Also added is our Lifeline youth ministry. They will be meeting at the North Campus every other Friday from 6 - 9 p.m.

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 at 10 a.m. to help spread Christ’s message to our shut-ins and newcomers. If you enjoy crafts, come on the first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. for Christian fellowship during origami and card making.

For more information, you can call our south campus at (812) 232-4808 or north campus (812) 232-2478 or visit our website at

First Baptist

Our Sunday morning worship service is at 9:30 a.m. and this week Pastor Bernie Jackson’s sermon topic will be “Speaking the Truth” with scripture text from I Kings 22:1-28. Special music will be provided by flute soloist Jackie Reeves. The service will also include the presentation of Bibles to children who are promoting to the children’s department as they move into the kindergarten Sunday School class. Sunday School, with classes for everyone, is at 10:45 a.m. and this will be promotion day for those in our pre-school, children’s and youth classes. The First Link Hospitality Room is available before and after the worship service serving freshly brewed Rex coffee and light refreshments and providing a place for connection and conversation for members and guests. Pre-School Sunday School and extended care is available.

The Fall Learning Series will begin this Sunday at 6 p.m. This will be a four week small group study of “Building Biblical Community” written by Bill Donahue and Steve Gladden. The fall programming for children and youth will also resume with Youth Music Team at 5 p.m., followed at 6 p.m. by American Baptist Youth Gathering for middle and high school students and Children’s Choir for elementary children.

Our Christian Education Ministry Team is planning for Community Fellowship Day on Sept. 9. This will be a special day to reconnect as we enter into the fall season. Worship and Sunday School will be as usual in the morning. Then, everyone is invited to join with friends and family for a time of games, fellowship and food in the afternoon. Afternoon activities, provided from 4 until 8 p.m., will include inflatable games and activities for children, organized games for youth and adults, and a dunking booth. The meal will feature a hog roast along with all the fixings.

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

Shiloh Missionary Baptist

The church’s Men will be celebrating their Annual Day on Aug. 26, 2012, in a Spiritual Musical at 4pm. Our special guest will be True Vine Missionary Baptist Church’s Male Chorus of Indianapolis. Public is invited to join us in this worship service. Rev. Terrance M. Russell, Pastor

Trinity Lutheran

Please come and join us at our Worship Service time of 10 am each Sunday morning at Trinity Lutheran Church located at 2620 Ohio Blvd., in Terre Haute.

Set the date on your calendar for Sunday, Sept. 9 from 4-6 pm for a Block Party followed by a concert at 6 p.m. here at Trinity Lutheran Church. We will be hosting a Block Party to celebrate the beginning of Fall Sunday School and all of the Trinity family is invited as well as our neighbors in our community. Food and activities will take place from 4-6 p.m. and then at 6 p.m. the Christian musical group, the Graybeards will share their musical gifts with us.

Also at Trinity, our Outreach Committee is continuing to sponsor an ongoing Paper Goods Drive to help victims of Domestic Violence at the local CODA (Council On Domestic Abuse) safe house. Suggested Items to be donated will be things like Paper Towels, Kleenex, Toilet Paper, etc. Please bring donated items and place them in the box marked “Paper Supplies for CODA” in our Narthex area. They will be collected on the 2nd Sunday of each month and given to CODA.

Our Outreach Committee is also collecting “Back to School” supplies and will be delivering them to children in need at Franklin Elementary and Sarah Scott Middle Schools. Many different items can be donated to help these children, such as #2 Pencils, Sprial Notebooks, Pocket Folders, Elmer’s Glue (white, 8 oz bottle size), Dry Erase Markers, Boxes of Tissues, Primary Ruled Paper, College Ruled Paper, etc. Donated items may be place in the box marked “Back to School Supplies.” Items will be collected through Sept. 2. Also, coming up on Aug. 26, the children in our congregation will be collecting Pennies for their Penny Power Ministry during the Worship Service to help feed hungry children around the world through the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) World Hunger Organization.

For more details concerning Trinity Lutheran Church or our ministries, please call (812) 232-7628.

United Methodist Temple

United Methodist Temple meets every Lord’s Day to worship God as revealed in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Meeting at 5301 Hwy 41 South for more traditional worship at 8:45 am, we utilize hymns, liturgy, and creeds of the ancient-future church. At 11 a.m. our worship is more contemporary and blended. In both, we celebrate the presence of God through praise, confession, and readings from the Scriptures.

Two special events will occur this Sunday at 10 am we invite all to come and enjoy the choir and bells open house, a moment of experiencing the choir and bells of the church, under the leadership of our Music Team Leader Jill Kuckewich. Later, we meet for our first fall youth meeting at 6:30 pm, under the leadership of our Youth team leader Tante Robinson. Rev. Dr. Steve Cain invites both youth and their parents to come and check out our fall plan.

This Sunday our emphasis is on asking for the right things as we utilize the lectionary readings from I Kings 3:3-14 and John 6:51-58.

Our Weekly Schedule: Health is happening here at at UM Templie

Mondays: Celebrate Recovery -12 noon You are invited to eat a simple meal and join us in working on our habits, hurts, and hangups through a Christian 12 step approach.

Christian Yoga-10:30 am with Macy Kalb

Tuesdays: 9:30 am Bible study PSALMS starting on Sept. 11. Join Pastor Steve Cain and others as we work through this most important worship material in the Bible, the Psalms.

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6 p.m. ZUMBA with Julia Winstead

Wednesday: 6 pm Weightwatchers 7:30 pm Christian Yoga with Macy Kalb

Thursday: 10am Piecemakers (our prayer quilt ministry)

Friday: Christian Yoga 10:30 am with Macy Kalb

Office hours: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm every week day.

Call 299-1898 or email Rev. Steve Cain may be reached also through

Church of Christ

Are you looking for the church you read about in the Bible? Are you looking for the church that truly respects the authority of Christ in all things, that wears the name of Christ, worships according to the teaching of Christ, and does the work of Christ? We invite you to come be with us. We assemble in the meeting room of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites (Exit 11, I-70 & SR 46, behind McDonald’s) Sundays at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

The Bible is our only guide, and we will defend everything we teach and practice.

We would like to get together with you and talk about some things the Bible teaches. Which day or evening of the week would be best for you? Contact John Edwards (812) 320-4450, Reggie Ross (765) 653-4475 or Johnie Paul Edwards (812) 360-7441 for a home Bible study. Have a Bible question? We are happy to hear from you.

Find us on Facebook by searching Church of Christ at Terre Haute and visit our website at where you can access audio recordings of sermons preached, read articles on Bible topics, be added to our mailing list, submit a Bible question, and more.

Breden Memorial United Methodist

What is Truth? In our world this morning that is a good question. I have heard people say they will tell you the truth a thousand different ways to keep from telling you a lie. I haven’t quite figured that one out yet. And I know why. No such thing exists.

The judge gets people on a witness stand, puts their hand on a Bible and says, “Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help you God.” Without hesitation most will answer, “I do so help me God.” One of the original 10 commandments says you must not lie. I read recently that a study had been made and more people break this commandment than any other one. Politicians lie to their constituency all the time and do not think anything about it.

Why is it so easy to lie? Why is it so hard to tell the truth? One lie can create a mistrust that will take a long time to build back. Your WORD is one of the best things you have going for you. Pastor will be preaching this Sunday on “Nothing But The Truth.” Scripture reading will be taken from Ephesians 4:17-32.

Our worship begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School follows at 10:50 a.m.

AA meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Ladies’ Prayer Group meets Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.

Grace Community

We invite you to celebrate faith in God with us. Our celebration begins at 10:30 am every Sunday. Children are very important at Grace. Here they meet God as their friend. They learn about His love.

Each Sunday we start with Sunday School at 9:30 am for people of all ages. Our Children’s Sunday School is something your children will love. Our Youth Sunday School is a great time of encouragement and learning.

Our worship is a contemporary/traditional mix and lead 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. The message is always Bible based and helps lift our eyes to Jesus Christ. Mike Pringle is our pastor. He has a way of making the truths of God practical and helpful.

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.

We meet in the Gospel Assembly Church fellowship hall 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. For more information visit www.gccth.

org or call (217) 251-4507

First Congregational

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio in Terre Haute, invites you to join us this Sunday, Aug. 19, as we continue to explore our faith with the message – “What About God?” Throughout these weeks, we’ve explored the case for creation and a Creator, the fine-tuning of this universe and the masterful design of life. Join us as we think about who God is to us and how we experience His presence.

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

Throughout August and September, we will be collecting baby clothes (sizes 3 months to 18 months) and infant and toddler toys to help support the Christmas House project at CCTH. We will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the area food bank. Members and friends are invited to share in this ongoing mission project.

First Congregational Church is a member of the National and Midwest Associations of Congregational Christian Churches, founded on the principles of “Faith, Freedom & Fellowship.”

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

Celestial Christian

Pastor Greg L. Henderson, Jr.; Sunday Worship at 2 p.m.

New Location, 1610 N. 25th St., Terre Haute; 812-917-4410;

August Worship Celebration: Every Sunday in August at 2 p.m., we will be celebrating God’s Greatness at our new location featuring guest speakers/pastors. The closing celebration service is an all White Everything Worship Event (wear all white), it will be Sunday, Aug. 26 (Welcome Back Worship Service); featuring musical guest “Soldier’s of The Cross”.- and we will be giving away a free flatscreen TV (as well as other items) and food will be served after service. If you are interested in promoting your business/product/service at our event, please contact the church office at (812) 917-4410 for additional info on how you can do so. Fall Revival - “Restoring The Joy”: Guest Speaker Pastor Eddie M. Payne of First Agape Baptist Church (New Orleans, La.) Sept. 5-7 at 7 p.m. (refreshments will be served each night at 6 p.m.)