News From Terre Haute, Indiana

July 21, 2012

Church briefs: July 21, 2012


---- — New Life New


Evangelist Jerry McGee will be ministering at New Life New Beginnings Church, located at 1609 S. 8th St., in Marshall, Ill., Friday, July 27 through Sunday, July 29, at 6:30 p.m. CDT each night.

Eighth Avenue


Several events will be on the calendar for the next few weeks at the church.

Beginning today at 8 a.m. will be our third Saturday of the month “Family Prayer Breakfast.” Our Pastor Dick Smith will be bringing devotions. If you are unable to attend today’s session, another one will be available next month on Aug. 18, at 8 a.m. For good spiritual uplifting, fellowship, and food, this is a time that you won’t want to miss.

Up and coming the week of July 23 through July 27, will be our annual Vacation Bible School. Times will be as follows: Monday through Thursday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. A closing program will be on Friday, July 27, at 7 p.m. This year’s theme will be: “SKY—Everything is Possible with God.” All 2 year olds and those entering the 6th Grade are invited to attend.

And since we have a 5th Sunday in July, we will be holding our “5th Sunday Gospel Songfest” at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 29, where God-inspired talents will be displayed for your further enlightenment of God’s Word. A fellowship hour will follow this program.

Then on Sunday, Aug. 12, during our 10 a.m. worship service, we will be blessed by having the gospel group, “Open Heart Quarter” perform uplifting gospel music. FYI: One of the members of this group is a former member of “The Sonshiners’ Quarter.” A free will offering will be taken during these services. May God inspire you to attend any or all of these events.

 St. George’s


This Sunday the Rev. Chuck Ellestad will be celebrant for Holy Eucharist, Rite II, which begins at 10 a.m. There will be no Christian Education. Services will be at a shelter on St. Mary-of-the-Woods Campus. All are welcome to attend our annual picnic which will follow church services.

Ellestad retired in 2006 as rector of the Church of the Ascension, in Frankfort, after serving more than 16 years there. Even though retired from the Church of the Ascension, Ellestad continues to be active in the ministry, serving as priest-in-charge of St. Joseph’s mission, a nursing home ministry in Lawrenceburg, Ky. He also is employed by Hospice of the Bluegrass as a stipendiary chaplain from the Frankfort office. In addition, Ellestad serves as priest “pro tempore” of St. Hubert’s Episcopal Church in Clark County, Ky., diocese of Lexington.

St. George’s Episcopal Church, “the friendly little church on the hill,” is located at 1337 N. Smith Place (on Ferguson Hill), West Terre Haute. For more information, contact Kelly Hammonds, bishop’s warden, (217) 826-5439; or go to

Rio Grande Baptist

The church congregation and Pastor Matt Larimer invite you to join us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., and worship service at 10:30 a.m. We worship with praise music and traditional hymns led by our praise team. Included in the service is a message for children given by Pastor Matt. The children are then taught Bible lessons in various classrooms.

We offer Bible study on Wednesday at 7 p.m. each week to aid in our personal growth as well as increase our knowledge of the Bible and how God speaks to us personally. In studying the Bible on a regular basis, we learn to be a witness for Christ in our everyday lives according to His Word. If you are a beginner we welcome you to attend and ask questions or just listen in as the atmosphere is friendly, casual and comfortable. Complimentary coffee is available.

On Sunday there will be a special baptismal service at The Olde Mill Dam at 1 p.m. Please join us for this unique experience in the beautiful, natural surroundings of Otter Creek. For more information please visit

 Rio Grande Baptist Church is located at 4411 E. Rio Grande Ave., at the corner of Erikson and Rio Grande. Please visit our website at or email at

St. Benedict

- The St. Benedict parish community celebrates mass on Saturday at 5:30 p.m., and Sunday 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. The parish is celebrating the successful “Big Chill Campaign” this summer. Funds were raised to air-condition the church for the first time ever. Come celebrate mass in comfort even on these hot summer days.

Our high school youth from Sacred Heart of Jesus and St. Benedict parishes will travel to Nazareth Farm in Brown County, for their mission trip July 27 - 31. We hope they have a safe trip and a time of learning, service and prayer.

The Youth Ministry 12th Annual Golf Scramble will be at Idle Creek Friday, Aug. 24. Cost: $60 per person, $240 for a team. which includes golf, a cart, and Lunch. Check in and lunch at noon, Shotgun at 1 p.m. Hole sponsorship is $100. Forms are online at or contact Warren Artz at 208-4003, Bill Grimes at 841-7500, or Kelly McKee at All profit helps our high school youth attend mission trips, retreats, conferences, and all Youth Ministry.

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 first meeting of the parish MOM’s Group, (Meet Other Mothers) was July 16. If you have any questions about or interest in this group please go to our Facebook page - St. Joseph University MOM’s Group or call the parish office at (812) 232-7011.

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.

St. Margaret Mary

The parish community invites you to join us for weekend mass on 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. We are located at 2405 S. 7th St.

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. Participation materials are $25. Everyone is absolutely welcome to attend. To register or for more information please call the parish office (812) 232-3512, or Mary Sullivan (812) 894-2263.

The parish is accepting reservations for the Beef N Boards Aug. 15 matinee of “Nunsense.” For reservations call the parish office at (812) 232-3512. For information about our parish or our programs contact the parish office at (812) 232-3512.

The Annual Labor Day Garage Sale is coming up. Plan to stop by on Friday, Aug. 31, Saturday, Sept. 1, and Labor Day, Sept. 3. We are now accepting items for this year’s garage sale. You may bring your items to the parish anytime, 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 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 on 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.

The Soup Kitchen is in operation during the summer. During the summer months, we see many more children in the Soup Kitchen because they are out of school. We have a great opportunity to serve this part of the kingdom of God in the summer. We are so thankful for everyone who helps with the food and gives to this ministry that reaches out to young people and folks of all ages in the summer in a very special way.

At St. Patrick School, the Good News is alive and well. Many families joining us are excited that their children can talk about God and participate at a faith-based school. Does that sound like something you might want for your family? It’s not too late. Registration is still open. Come visit us in the office on Aug. 1 between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. We are ready to share the good news with you. For further information contact school principal, Amy McClain at

Sacred Heart

of Jesus

The parish welcomes our new sacramental Minister, Father John Hollowell. Please join us to celebrate mass at 4:30 p.m. Saturday or noon Sunday.

Our high school youth from Sacred Heart of Jesus and St. Benedict parishes will travel to Nazareth Farm in Brown County, for their mission trip July 27 - 31. We hope they have a safe trip and a time of learning, service and prayer.

The Youth Ministry 12th Annual Golf Scramble will be at Idle Creek Friday, Aug. 24. Cost is $60 per person, $240 per team and include golf, a cart, and Lunch. Check in and lunch at noon, Shotgun at 1 p.m. Hole sponsorship is $100. Forms are online at or contact Warren Artz at 208-4003, Bill Grimes at 841-7500, Kelly McKee at All profit helps our high school youth attend mission trips, retreats, conferences, and all Youth Ministry.

Holy Rosary

Father John Hollowell will serve as new pastor to the church beginning July 4. Sunday mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Daily mass will be celebrated Monday at 6 p.m. and Tuesday at 9 a.m.

Deanery Pastoral Center

There will be a JustFaith Program information session on Wednesday, 7 to 8 p.m. at Deanery Center. At the end of Mass each week we are sent forth to love and serve God. If you are looking for ways to make your love of God more visible by serving the least among us, consider taking part in a justice formation process called JustFaith that is being offered at the Deanery Center this year. The 30-week program includes readings, videos, conversations about difficult topics, face-to-face encounters with the poor, and a look at the intersection of spirituality and Christian activism. For more information visit and/or contact Sr. Mary Montgomery at (812) 232-8400 or The program will be offered from September to May on Tuesday evenings (time determined by group). There is a fee for the 10-13 books. (Registration deadline - Aug.1; Opening session on Sept. 4)

(FYI - JustFaith works in partnership with Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Catholic Relief Services, Pax Christi USA, Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, Bread for the World and Catholic Charities USA.)

New Covenant


 This year’s Covenant Camp will be July 30 through Aug. 3. from 6 to 8:30 p.m. nightly. The theme is “Amazing Wonders Aviation.” Children ages infant through 6th grade are invited to fly to some of the world’s greatest natural wonders and encounter God’s awesome power. Kids will take off each night from worship at The Worship Rally Hangar and make their first stop at Victoria Falls for Bible study. While flying around the world, kids will also visit Snacks at the Paricutin Volcano, Recreation at the Grand Canyon, and Crafts at the Great Barrier Reef. Parents also are invited to attend a class taught by Sr. Pastor, C. Ray Leach, while their children attend the camp. The community is invited to attend, and there is no charge for the camp; each evening’s offering will go toward supporting Living Water International, a mission existing to demonstrate the love of God by helping communities acquire desperately needed clean water, and to experience “living water” – the Gospel of Jesus Christ – which alone satisfies the deepest thirst.

New Covenant Fellowship is a non-denominational community of believers built by Christ, for Christ, who is dependent on Christ, and living on a mission to bring others to Christ to the glory of God and for the joy of His people. The church is located at 3415 E. Marquette Ave., Terre Haute. For more information/registration/transportation, contact the church office at (812) 466-2800.

 Unity Presbyterian

Worship service at 1207 E. Springhill Drive, is 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. Our pastor is Linda Peters. Her sermon this Sunday: “Jesus Breaks Down the Dividing Wall” is based on Psalm 23 and Ephesians 2:11-22. 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 July, Unity will pray for Auburn Theological Seminary, New York, NY. Seminary related to the PC(USA) by Covenant Agreement and First Presbyterian Church, Evansville. During the summer months we are praying for an agency in our community; this week, blessings to all who volunteer, the staff or those who work with Boys and Girls Club.

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:

Join us for potluck and praise each Thursday 6 p.m. Church office (812) 299-2206.

Terre Haute Reformed


Join us for worship this Sunday! Pastor Bill Roberts is preaching through a series on Basics of the Christian Life. Also, we have begun a new adult Sunday school series entitled: Discovering Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ, in the Old Testament. We meet at 1407 N. 25th St. (25th and 5th Avenue). Sunday school, for children and adults, begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship begins at 10:45 a.m. A nursery for children three and under is available during the worship service. After worship a meal will be provided and all are welcome to stay for food and fellowship!

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 Riley Square; 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 @RileyBibleChurch.

First Unitarian


First UU Congregation, 1875 Fruitridge Ave., Terre Haute

Our Service is each Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday at 10:30 a.m. We will have our annual Flower communion led by Rev. Doddie Stone. It is an old service that originated in Prague during World War II. Everyone is encouraged to bring a flower from their garden, the roadside, a store or wherever, and take a different one home with you.

Sunday at 9:15 a.m. 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: Are There Any Required Doctrines, Dogmas For UU’s? Which Ones? Why?

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.

We welcome everyone to Unitarian Universalist Congregation. We invite you to come get to know us. Our regular service is each Sunday morning 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 our website:

Centenary United Methodist

The congregation of Centenary, at 301 N. Seventh St., in Terre Haute’s Arts Corridor and adjacent to Indiana State University, welcomes you to our beautiful 146 year old church. We invite you to worship with us, Sunday, at 9:30 a.m. Hear Dr. Rev. Jimmy Moore’s sermon and listen to Angela Scherer’s piano mastery and a special music event organized by Choir Director Erich Kendall, featuring Angela Scherer.

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 study), Jane Tennis will teach and lead discussion on “Jehoshaphat Makes Judicial Reforms” (2 Chronicles 19: 4-11). The College Age Class will be on summer hiatus until the Fall Semester.

The youth of Centenary U.M. Church and Central Presbyterian Church are departing on Sunday, July 22, for mission work in the Quad Cities (Iowa). Their assignments have been scheduled by “Youth Works” and will consist primarily of service projects. This mission event reflects the youth’s commitment to Christ and to serving those less fortunate.

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

If you have interest in Centenary’s music programs such as the Chancel Choir, please let us know. Also consider participating in our Handbell Choir, directed by Debbie Thompson. If you would like to take part in Sunday School, in youth activities directed by Amanda Tramel, and in our very active women’s ministries, please call the Church Office, any day, at (812) 232-2319.



Central Presbyterian Church, 125 N. Seventh St., will gather Sunday for worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Davis’s sermon, “He Had Compassion,” will be based on Mark 6:30-34, 53-56, which describes Jesus’ Galilean ministry of compassion and healing. During worship the congregation will commission youth and adults participating in the annual youth mission trip. The mission trip, which this year will go to the Quad Cities, departs after worship on Sunday and returns on Friday. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. For more details, call the church office (812) 232-5049 or visit us online at

St. John Missionary Baptist

Please join us on Sunday as we celebrate the First Pastoral Anniversary for our pastor, Reverend Dexter D. Jordan. The church is located at 1915 Buckeye St. Reverend Larry Hutchinson Sr., Associate Minister at Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church will be bringing the message at the 11 a.m., morning service, and will also preside over the afternoon service. The special guest for the 3 p.m. service will be Rev. Dr. Bruce Rose and congregation from the Second Baptist Church in Bloomington, Ind.

All are invited to attend these services and worship with us. For further information please call (812) 232-2122.

Rosedale Baptist

The church is at Depot and Middle St., Rosedale; (765) 548-2857; Pastor, Randy McPike.

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

Every third Sunday of the month come and join us for our “New Youth Group Program’ At 11:30 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.

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, located 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, The Lord Calls Samuel on July 22, Naaman Healed Leprosy on July 29 and Joseph on Aug. 5 (North Campus only, Dr. David Reagan will be preaching at South Campus.). This series will conclude 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 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 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 9:50-10:40 a.m. and 4:30 -6:30 p.m. and also on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. X-Treme Tweenz is a group for all fifth graders that meets at 4:30 p.m. every other Sunday.

 Boost, our midweek gathering, starts with dinner at 5:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Center and classes for all ages at 6:30 p.m. We host sessions twice a year. Our next session will be held in the fall.

 To start the work week, every Monday a prayer meeting is at 6p.m. in the Chapel. Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program from hurts, habits and hang-ups, meets every Friday beginning at 7 p.m. in the Wide Eye Cafe. Other groups include the Lunch Bunch (women), Yarn Spinners and Men’s Fellowship Group.

Two Southern Gospel groups are on the schedule. The Pfiefers return to Mount Pleasant on Oct. 4 with the concert beginning at 7 p.m. and Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. Ernie Couch & Revival will perform.

 On Aug. 4 and 5 beginning at 7 p.m., Dr. David Reagan from the Lamb & Lion Ministry will be speaking on the Second Coming of Christ.

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

North Campus activities: Mom2Mom meets the third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. with child care provided. This group is ideal for making new friends and sharing parenting tips and ideas. Outings for moms and children will be planned. Lifeline youth ministry meets at the North Campus every other Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.

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. If you enjoy crafts, come on the first Saturday of each month at 2 p.m. for Christian fellowship during origami and card making.

Vacation Bible School - Mark Your Calendars Now for North Campus’s Sky VBS which will be July 22-July 26. Registration is in now under way and for secure online registration go to

Simmer Sizzlers - Mount Pleasant has had opportunities for families to connect through our summer sizzlers activities. We conclude with a trip to the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky., on Aug. 3.

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

Memorial United Methodist

The church, 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 Street.

Please join us on Sunday for one of the following services. Andrew Keiser our summer intern will be preaching. His sermon will be “What’s In Your Hand?” Many times we sell ourselves short when it comes to our natural talents. The Bible is full of examples of those who use their gifts to inspire others; our goal is to recognize our own gifts and use them to enrich the lives of those around us. We hold many of these gifts in our own hands; the question is: are we giving them freely or holding them back? Scripture: Exodus 4: 1-5, 10-17.

At 8:45 a.m. we have our Traditional Worship Service. If you like to sing traditional hymns, hear a choir anthem by our Chancel Choir and hear multiple scripture readings in a more formal setting then this is the service for you. At 9:45 a.m. please join us for our Fellowship and Refreshment Time.

At 10 a.m. please join us for Sunday School. We have many to choose from and for all ages.

At 11 a.m. we have our second service PRAYZ! Our casual family type worship, with the wonderful PRAYZ band. If you like to wear jeans to church, sing along with the praise team to praise music, see film and media used in worship, and you like a more laid back and casual service then this is the service for you.

The Traditional and Prayz! worship services both contain a children’s message, scripture readings, music, pastoral prayer, and the sermon. Children may stay in the service with their family or they may attend Children’s Church following the Children’s Message.

Tai Chi with Rebecca Graves meets every Tuesday and Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. 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 1-3 p.m. and the 2nd and 4th Thursday from 5-7 p.m. 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 (812) 877-9950.

For more information please call our church office at (812) 234-0776, fax us at (812) 235-3574 or visit

Emmanuel United Methodist

Please join us at Emmanuel United Methodist Church for fellowship and Sunday school beginning at 9:15 a.m. and for worship at 10:30 a.m. Emmanuel UMC is a handicap accessible facility, we also provide large print bulletins for those who need them.

Join us for breakfast and prayer Friday at 7 a.m. We dismiss promptly at 7:35-7:40 a.m. for those who need to be to work by 8 a.m.

Emmanuel UMC will have a Sunday Evening Service on Sunday at 6 p.m. We look forward to worshipping God with you through the Word, song and fellowship.

Please make plans this summer to dive into the fun at Vacation Bible School at Emmanuel July 23-27. “Operation Overboard:” Dare to Go Deep With God, will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Kids ages 3 through 6th grade are welcome. Call the church to advance register.

The church is at 6076 US Hwy 150, West Terre Haute; call (812) 535-4218 or visit

Celestial Christian

Pastor is Greg L. Henderson, Jr. Sunday Worship is at 2 p.m. The new location is 1610 N. 25th St., Terre Haute.

Phone: (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 Worship Event (wear all white), it will be Sunday, Aug. 26; featuring musical guest “Soldier’s of The Cross” — and we will be giving away a free flat screen TV and food will be served after service.

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.

First Baptist

Our Sunday worship service is at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday School, with classes for everyone, is at 10:45 a.m. Pastor Bernie Jackson will continue the summer sermon series “10 Things Every Christian Know.” The topic for this Sunday will be “The Church’s and Our Mission” with scripture text from Matthew 28:16-20. Special music will include a vocal duet by Jordan and Micahlyn Allen singing “I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked.” Instrumental music will be presented by trumpet soloist Michael Keathley. The children’s story will be presented by our children’s minister, Jill Kirchoff, after which children in grades K-3 are dismissed to their own age appropriate programming. Pre-School Sunday School and extended care is available throughout the morning. The First Link Hospitality Room is open before and after the worship service providing a place for members and guests to enjoy conversation and a cup of freshly brewed Rex coffee and light refreshments.

On Monday we have 16 youth and five adult chaperones who will be heading to Washington, D.C., for the American Baptist National Youth Gathering. Our annual Children’s Music Day Camp is scheduled for the week of July 30 through Aug. 3 for children who have just completed grades K-5. This event is open to children of the church and community and advance registration is requested. Please contact the church office at (812) 877-2354 for further information.

First Baptist Church is an American Baptist congregation, 4701 E Poplar Drive. Further information is available on the website at

United Methodist Temple

United Methodist Temple worships at 5301 U.S. 41 South at 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. every Sunday. We delight in lifting up the God of everlasting love who offers all salvation and new life, and life in the Kingdom of God for all who wish it. Our Welcome Café is open and we have Bible classes for all ages and a fine nursery equipped for young children. During worship we offer a children’s message, and Kids Own Worship immediately following. Every first Sunday of the month we offer Holy Communion by intinction in both services. We are Wesleyan in theology and practice.

This coming Sunday service is the second in a series on knowing God through the names for God in the Old Testament. The first was Knowing God: El and Elohim. This Sunday we will hear a message on the name for God Yahweh, which was used more than 6,000 times in the Hebrew scriptures. Come and learn about the ineffability of God, and the fact that God is larger than our understanding. The four letter word YHWH as the main word for God for the Hebrew people, was a word that was assigned great reverence and which the Hebrews declared too holy to be spoken aloud. The most important meaning of Yahweh is: a. God is consistent, holy, and righteous; b. God is forgiving. We encounter in this word the fact that God’s holiness calls us to holiness of thought, life, and character. Every Sunday we encounter God’s loving presence as a way to heal our lives and hearts for service of the new order of God’s Kingdom. We are forgiven so as to be a God-empowered community of forgiveness.

Our schedule is as follows: Monday noon Celebrate Recovery for Habits, Hangups, and Hurts; Tuesday and Thursday ZUMBA; Wednesday 6 p.m.; Weight Watchers; 7:30 p.m. Christian Yoga; Thursday 10 a.m. Piecemakers; Friday 10:30 a.m. Christian Yoga. Our Youth Class, VOICE, meets at 10:15 a.m. every Sunday. You may reach our office and Margaret Fulsom this week at (812) 299-1898. Rev. Dr. Steve Cain is available through the same number or by email at Our website is Worship is God enjoying us enjoying God.

Breden Memorial United Methodist

It is a hurting world. Read the newspaper and watch the TV news and you’ll find it all right there. If people from the houses of God aren’t willing to help out, then who will.

Pastor’s message will be “The Need and The Hurt.” The scripture lesson is recorded in Acts 3:4-7.

Worship at 9:30 a.m. No Sunday School today. A congregational meeting will be held after worship.

AA meets on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

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

CrossRoads Baptist

Come listen to Michael Bennett from Lyford Bible Church tomorrow (July 22) during our morning and evening worship services. We are currently meeting at the Excalibur Catering Building, West National Ave., West Terre Haute. Morning Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m. EDT, Morning Worship Service begins at 10:40 a.m. and Evening Worship begins at 6 p.m. Join us for gospel music, Bible-preaching worship, and good Christian fellowship. You will be blessed. Nursery is provided for all services.

Christ Lutheran

The church at 24th and Poplar will have a rummage sale Friday and Aug. 3 and 4, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Many sci-fi, religious and computer books; toddler & XXX sz adult clothes; shoes, file cabinets; winter ware; wooden décor; owl nick-knacks; glassware; baskets; plastic ware, puzzles; VHS movies; electronics; many misc. items. Handi-cap accessible elevator.