News From Terre Haute, Indiana


January 10, 2014

Church briefs: Jan. 11, 2013

TERRE HAUTE — Terre Haute St. Stephen’s Episcopal

Worship services, 217 N. Seventh St., are at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday. There also is a noon Thursday service. After worship Sunday join the camaraderie, coffee and conversation. Visit or call 812-232-5165 Tuesday through Friday.

St. Stephen’s invites you to a special service of Evening Prayer in the Chapel at 4:30 commemorating the Faithful Departed. This service of readings, prayers and candles is an opportunity to quietly remember those who have died. The Garden will be available for lighting memorial candles until 7 p.m.

All Saint’s Sunday will be celebrated at 8 a.m., quietly, and at 10 a.m. with organ and choir. Following 10 a.m. worship service everyone invited to fellowship. The Rev. Mary Slenski, Interim Rector, leads a short discussion and Q&A on the understanding of saints in the Episcopal Church.

Terre Haute St. Stephen’s Episcopal

St. Stephen’s Church, 215 North 7th St., will present a musical proclamation of the gospel on Sunday at 10 a.m. worship service.

St. Stephen’s also will present the piece at 3 p.m. as part of a special Evening Prayer service. The Rev. Mary Slenski will be preacher. St. Stephen’s also offers a quiet worship service at 8 a.m.

For more information, the church office is open in the afternoons Tuesday-Friday, 812-232-5165 or check

St. George’s Episcopal, West Terre Haute

The parishioners of St. George’s invite you to Sunday morning for adult Christian education and Holy Eucharist at 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. in church hall. Sunday morning worship service of Holy Eucharist is 10. After Holy Eucharist, we gather in the church hall for fellowship. The Rev. William Wieland will be the celebrant this Sunday.

Our church is at Ferguson Hill, 1337 N. Smith Place. For more information, visit or call 812-533-1346, or email Sylvia Brockman

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation

The church, 1875 S. Fruitridge Ave., Sunday service is 10:30 a.m. Children’s religious education is at 10:50 a.m. Sunday the speaker is the Rev. Jo Ann Dale, with the topic “The Meaning of Life.”

The Rationalist Free thinkers meet 9:15 a.m.

You can reach us at 812-232-1193 or find us on Facebook.

Maple Avenue United Methodist

Worship services are Sunday at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday school classes for all ages meet 9:30 a.m. Pastor David Rockhill invites all to share in his message. At 10:30 service the children’s sermon given and chancel choir will sing. Junior church also offered during 10:30 service.

We offer free transportation to and from 10:30 worship service. If you would like a ride to church, call the church office before noon on Fridays during the week. Call 812-232-7263.

Our church offers United Methodist men’s groups, after-school tutoring, open gym program, daycare, preschool, summer dinner theater program, youth activities, chancel choir, cabaret performances, chamber orchestra, special music opportunities and much more.

Saint’s Home Church of God in Christ

The church, 2210 N. 13th St., invites public to join in revival. The guest speaker is Supt. Charlie McCloud, pastor of Mt. Carmel Deliverance Center Church of God in Christ, Rochester, N.Y.

The revival begins Tuesday and ends Friday. Services at 7:30 p.m. A freewill offering will be taken. For more information, call 812-235-5252.

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, 812 -533-1363.

Unity Presbyterian

The worship service, 1207 E. Springhill Dr., is 10:30 a.m. This Sunday, our pastor, Jenni Walker Noyes, and the congregation invite you to hear her sermon, “Come On In. The Water’s Fine,” based on Isaiah 42:1-9 and Matthew 3:13-17.

Child care is available. Join us for fellowship following the service. Unity is now a Presbyterian Earth Care congregation.

Choir rehearsal is 7 p.m. each Thursday, and 10 a.m. Sundays. We also have an outdoor sanctuary you may visit at any time. The church office, 812-299-2206 or, and church can be found on Facebook.

United Methodist Temple

We would like everyone to join us the first Sunday after Epiphany. This Sunday our guest speaker is the Rev. Chiyona Bourne, deacon of Memorial UMC. 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, beginning with lunch, then groups will form to discuss dealing with “hurts, habits and hangups”; 6 p.m., Mary Martha Circle meets in the fellowship hall

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)

For information, call 812-299-1898, find us at terrehaute or

Centenary United Methodist

The congregation, at 301 N. Seventh St., welcomes you to worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s message.

Fellowship in the church library follows worship service, 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 Room (adult Bible study), Caroline Dando will teach and lead a discussion on “How to Live as God’s People” (Luke 6:17-21). Connections, a class for young adults ages 18 to 30 is taught by our pastor, Jimmy Moore. This class meets in the Disciple Room for 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, meet this Sunday at Centenary. Middle school youth meet, 5 to 5:45 p.m. All youth will share a meal and games, 5:45 to 6:30 p.m., and high school youth meet, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The registration deadline for the mission trip this year has been extended to Jan. 12. The trip is June 14 to 20, 2014, at Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church in Lexington, Ky. Contact Youth Director Tiffany Grossman at Centenary at 812-232-2319 or 589-1647 if you have questions.

Parking is behind church. Consider participating in our prayer and meditation time Thursdays, 11 a.m. to noon. Contact church office, 812-232-2319 if you are interested in any of our programs

Concerns: We continue to request food for 14th and Chestnut Community Center. The center struggles to provide food for needy families in the area.

Oregon Baptist

We are an American Baptist Church at 11200 S. Carlisle St. The phone number is 812-299-2112 and the pastor is Fred Harrison.

Sunday School each Sunday is at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Fred Harrison leads 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.

Peniel United Methodist, Brazil

Due to the snow emergency last Sunday, Communion will be served this Sunday at the church, on Kennedy Crossing Road, to those who wish to partake.

Our Scripture for this Sunday is from St. Matthew 2:1-12. Pastor Pippin’s message is “The Light!” Sunday School is at 9:45 a.m. with church services at 10:45.

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

Central Christian Church - Disciples of Christ

Worship with us 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 celebrate the baptism of Jesus and give thanks for our own baptisms on the first Sunday after Epiphany. A special time for the young church will take place. A fellowship time with drinks and donuts will be after worship.

Sunday school is at 11 a.m. The adult class will continue their discussion on Rob Bell’s book “Love Wins.” The adult Bible study is Monday at 9 a.m. at the church.

Our Christian Kids Club meets Sunday afternoon at Terre Haute Skate World. This is for elementary-age children. Families are invited to join us. Meet at 2 p.m.; we plan to end at 4 p.m. Each skater needs to bring admission, skate rental and snack money.

Our Active Adults Group meets for their monthly dinner on Friday. They meet at 6:30 at Gerhardt’s Bierstube restaurant. If you wish to attend, sign up at the church.

Join us at 4950 E. Wabash Ave. We can be reached at 812-877-9959. Our website is

Mount Pleasant United Methodist

Aaron Wheaton, senior pastor, and Rick Swan, assistant pastor, invite you to join us at one of our two church campuses.

Our south campus, at 3050 E. Davis Drive, offers Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m., with Sunday school classes at 10. Our north campus, at 1075 N. Fruitridge Ave., offers Sunday school at 9 a.m. with worship service at 10.

Our south campus has worship services in the fellowship center. The entrance to the fellowship/worship center is on west side of building, but the front entrance is open. (Note that the front entrance is locked approximately 10 minutes after the each service begins, but the worship center will remain open during the entire service.)

Try one of our small groups or Bible studies. Music and arts opportunities at our campuses include praise band, choir, hand bell choir and drama team.

We offer Upward basketball, cheerleading and soccer programs for children in kindergarten through eighth grade, in addition to a special needs league. Soccer will be starting soon and registration forms are available at both church campuses. All Upwards programs are currently 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 the south campus office for directions, 232-4808.

South campus activities:

An evening service called “6:35” will be 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 grades six through senior year, meets from 9:50 to 10:40 a.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sundays, and 6 to 8 p.m. on 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 begins 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 Jan. 8 through Feb. 26.

To start the work week, a prayer meeting is at 6 p.m. every Monday in the chapel. Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program from hurts, habits and hang-ups, meets at 7 p.m. every Friday in the Wide Eye Cafe. Other groups include the women’s Lunch Bunch, Yarn Spinners, Sit & Fit, and men’s fellowship group.

North campus activities:

Our Care Group meets at 10 a.m. Thursday to help spread Christ’s message to our shut-ins and newcomers.

Another new group at north campus is the Needle Nook and Hook. This community outreach group meets each 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 our south campus at 812-232-4808 or the north campus at 812-232-2478. Visit, friend us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @Mt_PleasantUMC.

Trinity Lutheran

Come and join us during our worship at 10 a.m. each Sunday at the church at 2620 Ohio Blvd. Holy Communion is offered at each worship service, and Sunday school for all ages is available at 9 a.m.

For more details, call 812-232-7628.

First Baptist

Our Sunday worship services are at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. The morning service is the more traditional in style, with hymns, anthems by the choir, and piano and organ accompaniment. Our guest preacher this Sunday morning will be the Rev. Kyle Witmer, who has recently been appointed as a missionary to Thailand. Music will be presented by the sanctuary choir and Communion will also be observed. A children’s story is included in our worship after which children in grades K-3 are dismissed to children’s church. The First Link Hospitality Center is available before and after worship, providing a place for conversation and light refreshments. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. with classes for all ages, including nine adult class options.

The Sunday evening Link service at 6 p.m. is more contemporary and takes place in Esken Hall with the congregation seated around tables. Music is provided by the Link praise team, and Pastor Bernie Jackson will be preaching this Sunday evening.

Our church is an American Baptist congregation at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Visit

First Congregational

The church, at 630 Ohio St., invites you to join us on Sunday as we begin our year with the sermon “And Grace Upon Grace.”

Services are at 8:30 (meditative) and 10:30 a.m. (traditional). There is a children’s service during the 10:30 gathering and Sunday school downstairs.

The carry-in luncheon, a Taste of the Divine, originally scheduled for Jan. 5, has been postponed.

Our church is a member of the National and Midwest Associations of Congregational Christian Churches. Find us at or on Facebook.

Seelyville United Methodist

Pastor Jack Diel and the Seelyville UMC family invite you to worship with us on Sunday, Baptism of the Lord Sunday. Nursery volunteers will be available during the service and we will enjoy a time of fellowship following the worship service. Kid’s Hour meets from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Sunday School begins at 10:45.

Scripture readings for this Sunday are Isaiah 42:1-9, Acts 10:34-43 and Matthew 3:13-17. Choir rehearsals begin at 8:30 each Sunday morning.

Pastor Jack’s sermon is titled “Obedient Son and Us.”

The life of our church begins on Tuesday, Jan. 14 with the Prayer & Bible Study group meeting in the library at 10 a.m. Book Banter Buffet will meet for lunch and book discussion of The Art Forger by Shipiro on Wednesday, Jan. 15. The 12:30 p.m. gathering will be in the home of Connie Atkinson. Beginning Yoga will continue at the church on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. with instructor Trudy Newton.

Seelyville United Methodist Church is at U.S. 40 and Second Street. Call 812-877-1868 or email

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