News From Terre Haute, Indiana


August 17, 2013

CHURCH BRIEFS: Aug. 17, 2013

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Terre Haute St. Stephen’s Episcopal

Worship services in the historic church at 217 N. Seventh St. are at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday. There is also a noon Thursday service.

After worship Sunday join the camaraderie, coffee and conversation. All are welcome.

For more details and a complete list of activities, visit or call 812-232-5165 Tuesday through Friday.

New Life New Beginnings, Marshall, Ill.

Services will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 24, and 10 a.m. Aug. 25. Graham Renouf currently serves as associate pastor at Hope Centre in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. He has been on staff at this revival church of 600 for five years, and is responsible to lead the church when the senior leader and apostle is away. He implements and oversees all aspects of pastoral care and life groups in the church. He also preaches and ministers regularly at the church and has a sharp and accurate prophetic gifting. Graham is passionate for revival and people. Many lives have been impacted and changed for the better through his ministry.

New Life New Beginnings is at 1609 S. Eighth St., Marshall, Ill; 217-826-5433 or 217-822-5433,

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation

The church is located at 1875 S. Fruitridge Ave. Sunday service is 10:30 a.m. This week’s speaker is Jackie Shin. Her topic is “Evil and the Brain.” Serial killers seem like a different species from the rest of us. While the social environment may be important, the influence of genetics and the makeup of the brain appear to play a crucial role in the creation of psychopaths. These biological factors influence the way in which objects are perceived and decisions are made, sometimes leading to abhorrent behavior. What does all this mean with respect to the nature of “evil”?

Jackie Shin has been enjoying the spiritual and intellectual climate of the UU congregation since 2012 with her husband and son. She teaches cognitive neuroscience in the psychology department of Indiana State University.

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

We welcome everyone to UU congregation. We have disabled access and can provide large print programs and hearing-assistance devices, if needed. We can be reached by phone at 812-232-1193.

Central Christian

— Disciples of Christ

Sunday is a special day for our church. Our senior minister, the Rev. Rebecca Zelensky, returns to the pulpit from her sabbatical. During her absence we have had excellent leadership and many accomplishments. We are anxious to share these with the Rev. Zelensky and hear about her experiences during her sabbatical. After worship, we will gather for a welcome-back carry-in for the senior minister and her family. We hope everyone will be able to attend this joyful occasion. Sunday school will not take place due to the dinner.

Adult Bible study is at the church at 9 a.m. Monday. This group is led by the Rev. Zelensky.

We continue to sell fair trade coffee, tea, cocoa and chocolate bars. The Disciples men’s group is selling handmade Disciples necklaces and keychains.

Mark your calendars for our 22nd annual Jonah fish fry. It will be at the church Sept. 6. Our 10th annual Evening of Music and Chocolate will take place Nov. 9 at the church.

Please join us at 4950 E. Wabash Ave. The church office can be reached at 812-877-9959; website

Rio Grande

Please join us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday night service is at 7 p.m. Youth group meets Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

The church is at 4411 E. Rio Grande Ave., at the corner of Erickson Street and Rio Grande Avenue. Please visit our website at or email terrehauteRGBC@ for more information. You can follow us on Twitter at @riograndechurch.

Unity Presbyterian

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 invites you to hear about our “church ladies.”

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: 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 19 is their next meeting. Unity supports local, national and international missions.

Amie Ellison is our choir director and Andrea Marlow is our organist. For the month of August, Unity will pray for the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico. We pray this week for Spencer Presbyterian Church, and blessings to the staff and volunteers at the 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; Facebook: Unity Presbyterian Church, Terre Haute; blog: unity ; email:

St. Benedict

Father Ed Goldbach, pastor, and the parish community of St. Benedict, invite you to join us for Mass at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. Mass also is celebrated at 12:05 p.m. each weekday. St. Benedict Church is at 111 S. Ninth St.

The 13th annual Youth Ministry Golf Scramble is Aug. 23 at Idle Creek Golf Course. Plan on coming out for a fun day of golfing and support our high school youth. Registration is $60 per person, $240 per team, and includes golf, cart and lunch. Check-in/lunch is 11 a.m. Shotgun start is noon. Find forms at or get in touch with Warren Artz, 208-4003, or Janet Roth at High school religious education and confirmation classes will be 5 to 6:45 p.m. Sept. 8, in Parish Center. Contact Janet Roth for more information or to register for classes.

The Secular Franciscans of Terre Haute and Friends will serve a free pancake and sausage breakfast for the poor and homeless from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 31, in St. Benedict’s soup kitchen.

St. Joseph University Parish

Friar Mark Weaver, pastor, and St. Joseph University Parish at 113 S. Fifth St., invite you to celebrate Mass with us this weekend. Mass is 5 p.m. Saturday. Sunday Masses are on summer schedule of 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weekday Mass is celebrated at 5:15 p.m. Join us from 6 to 8 p.m. every Thursday for eucharistic adoration. For more information about our services or programs please call the parish office at 812-232-7011.

The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed Aug. 27. The chaplet begins after the conclusion of the 5:15 p.m. weekday Mass.

The morning book club will be meeting at 10 a.m. Aug. 27, in the Campus Ministry Lounge, to discuss the book, “Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife,” by Eben Alexander.

The high school religious education program, JUMMP, will begin classes for the new school year soon on Sunday evenings. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information about high school religious education and confirmation classes at

St. Joe’s campus ministry seeks to build Christian community and enhance personal and spiritual growth among college students. We welcome students from ISU, Rose-Hulman, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and Ivy Tech. Contact Preston at for details.

St. Margaret Mary

Fr. Rick Ginther, pastor, and the St. Margaret Mary parish community invite you to join us for weekend Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday or at 11 a.m. Sunday. Misa en Espanol a las dos todos los Domingos (Spanish Mass at 2 p.m. each Sunday). Please check the weekly bulletin for weekday Mass times. Our bulletin is available online at We are located at 2405 S. Seventh St. For more information about our parish or any of our programs, please visit us online or call the parish office at 812-232-3512.

Religious education for grades pre-K through 8 for the new school year will be  9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Aug. 25. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at dwenstrup@

Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information about high school religious education and confirmation classes at jummp.youthminister@

The St. Margaret Mary annual garage sale will take place Labor Day weekend. We have a little bit of everything: baby clothes, toys, furniture, linens, videos, books, tools, gardening items and many other items. Hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 3, and Aug. 31. Monday will be dollar-a-bag day. Fill a bag for a dollar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 2.

St. Mary’s Village

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 at 9 a.m. Sunday. For information or to register call the office at 812-535-1261.

St. Patrick

Fr. Rick Ginther, pastor, and the St. Patrick parish community at 1807 Poplar St.  invite you to weekend liturgy at 6 p.m. on Saturday or at 9 a.m. Sunday. You are welcome to join us for weekday Mass at 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. Every weekday we have a communion service at 7:15 a.m. For information about any of our programs, call the parish office 812-232-8518.

Religious education for grades pre-K through 8 for the new school year is from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Sunday in the Moran Center. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information about high school religious education and confirmation classes at jummp.youthminister@

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.

The chapel 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.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

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 at 10:45 a.m. Thursday. We are located at 2322 N. 131⁄2 St. For more information about our parish or programs call the office at 812-466-1231.

The 13th annual Youth Ministry Golf Scramble is Aug. 23 at Idle Creek Golf Course. Plan on coming out for a fun day of golfing and support our high school youth. Registration is $60/person, $240/team, and includes golf, cart and Lunch. Check-in/lunch is 11 a.m. Shotgun start is noon. Find forms at or get in touch with Warren Artz, 208-4003 or Janet Roth at High school religious education and confirmation classes are from 5 to 6:45 p.m. on Sept. 8, at St. Benedict Parish Center. Contact Janet Roth for more information or to register for classes.

Beginning in September, we will offer children’s liturgy of the Word at the 10:30 Sunday Mass. children’s liturgy of the Word allows preschool and kindergarten-aged children to experience prayer and scripture at their own level. Children leave Mass after the greeting, go to the back room for their session and return to the congregation at the creed.

Annunciation, Brazil

The parishioners of Annunciation Church, at 19 N. Alabama, invite you to Mass at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday or  8:30 a.m. Sunday. Weekday Masses are celebrated at 5:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and at 9 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. At 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday a Latin Mass will be celebrated. Annunciation parish has begun a food pantry garden, located in the empty lot across from the rectory on Alabama Street. Please contact Annette at the parish office for information about our food pantry garden. For information about any of our parish programs or services please call the office at 812-448-1901.

Sacred Heart, Clinton

Fr. Michael Fritsch and Sacred Heart parish invite you to celebrate Mass at 5:30 p.m. Saturday or at 9 a.m. Sunday. Weekday masses are at 5:30 p.m. Thursday and at 8:30 a.m. Friday. We are located at 558 Nebeker St.

St. Joseph, Rockville

Fr. Michael Fritsch and St. Joseph parish invite you to celebrate Mass with us this weekend at 11:15 a.m. Sunday. We are located at 217 E. Ohio St.. Weekday Masses are celebrated at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Deanery Pastoral Center

The 2013 “Catechist Road Show” is coming to a parish near you. This two-hour training for deanery catechists is sponsored by the Deanery directors of religious education and Deanery Center. It is offered from 6 to 8 p.m. on three dates, at three sites: Aug. 26, at St. Joseph University Parish; Sept. 5, at St. Mary’s Village; and Sept. 9, at St. Paul in Greencastle. A light supper will be served. Register by contacting Sr. Mary Montgomery at or 812-232-8400.

Catholic churches in the Terre Haute area welcome you to register for a Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program 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. RCIA, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at St. Patrick Family Life Center. For information or to register please contact Barb Black 466-1231 or at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Sue Butwin 232-8421 or at St. Benedict Church; Donna Wenstrup 232-8518 or with St. Patrick Church and St. Margaret Mary Church.

The 39th annual Catholic Charities benefit and silent auction will be Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. Join us as we celebrate the life-changing impact of our programs, member agencies, supporters, volunteers and special guests including honored guest and speaker, Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin. The benefit will be at Idle Creek Banquet Center with a silent auction at 6 p.m. and dinner following at 7 p.m. Please call Catholic Charities at 812-232-1447 to make your reservations.

John Paul II High School will have their annual rummage sale in the basement of the school, at 1330 Lafayette St., from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 7. Anyone wishing to donate items for the sale may contact Myrthel Frye at 232-0964 or 249-7385, or call the school at 235-9108.

Shelburn First Baptist

You are cordially invited to the church tomorrow for services. Our interim pastor, the Rev. Ron Riggs, will continue his series in 1 Peter 3:1-7, “A Royal Message: Wedlock or Deadlock?” Sunday school begins at 9 a.m., followed by worship at 10. During worship we will have Route 56 and 252 for Kids. At 6 p.m. that evening, we will have the adult Bible study on 1 John. Under the direction of Dusty and Samantha Tryon, our youth also meet at 6 p.m. A community dinner is offered at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Youth and adult groups meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday with the adult study of the Ten Commandments. We are an American Baptist congregation and meet at the corner of Mill Street and U.S. 41. We can be reached at 812-397-5595 or online at

Oregon Baptist

Oregon Baptist Church is an American Baptist Church located at 11200 S. Carlisle St. Terre Haute, IN 47802; 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 please 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.

Marshall Federated

Marshall Federated Church, 105 N. Main, Marshall, Ind., and The Parke County Cowboy Church Band invites everyone to Cowboy Church, on Sunday, Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. Special guest will be Dave Coleman. There is no admission, however a love offering will be received for our guest. For information, call John Cornell at 765-597-2209 or the church at 765-597-2497.

Central Presbyterian

Central Presbyterian Church (125 N. Seventh St.) will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Dave Rosen will be preaching; and the church’s a capella men’s group, “High Ground,” will be presenting a musical offering. A time for coffee, conversation and refreshments immediately follows worship, downstairs in Fellowship Hall. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. For details, call the church office 812-232-5049 or visit us online:

Reformed Presbyterian

Please join us for worship this Sunday as Pastor Bill Roberts continues his series of sermons on the Old Testament book of Nehemiah. His message this Sunday is titled ”The Impact of Joy.” The congregation meets at 1407 N. 25th St. (25th and Fifth 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.

The Terre Haute Reformed Presbyterian Church is committed to the Bible as the inspired and inerrant word of God. We hold that salvation is by grace alone, through Jesus Christ alone but faith in him alone, and all for the glory of God.

Centenary United Methodist

The congregation of Centenary, located at 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 the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s message, “Class Is in Session: Difficult Lessons in the School of Faith,” and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and special musical praise to God by the Rev. Jimmy Moore, singing “The Lord Is Our Shepherd” (Psalm 23). During the church service, there will be a Blessing of the Backpacks and special blessings for students, teachers, staff members and professionals at all levels.

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), Deb Moore Hardin will teach and lead discussion on “Dedication of the Wall” (Nehemiah 12: 27-36, 38, 43). In the Cross and Flame Room, the Lamplighters Discussion Group is continuing their study on “Guerrilla Lovers” (revolutionary compassion).

The Parent Trap, a 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.  At the same time, in the Disciple Room, young adults, ages 18-30, are invited to join our pastor, Jimmy Moore, for a time of fellowship, study and reflection.

Sunday school classes for children under the age of 3 years and up through the age of 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. This Sunday, the theme is “Paul and Barnabus.”

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 on Sundays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Interested students are welcome to become a member of this group. Contact Youth Director Tiffany Grossman at the Church office for more information.

On Aug. 25, at 9:30 a.m., a Seventh Street Church Row “Holypalooza” is being sponsored by St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Central Presbyterian Church, United Campus Ministries, and Centenary United Methodist Church. Join the parade up Seventh Street, worship at 10 a.m. at Centenary, have lunch at St. Stephen’s, and enjoy the exhibits and amusements at Central Presbyterian. All are welcome.

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.

Chancel choir is resuming its contribution of music to the Sunday worship service. Any and all members of Centenary and college students are invited to join the shoir. Call choir director Erich Kendall at 812-630-1216 for more information.

Upcoming Events: A high commitment, 34-week, small group Bible study, covering Genesis through Revelation, will begin in mid-September. For those interested in participating in this study, please call the Church office and ask for the Rev. Phyllis Peters.

Peniel United Methodist

Kennedy Crossing Rd. in Brazil, Ind.

It’s difficult to believe that school is a week under way. Our summer has flown by so quickly, in fact it seems all the days are gone before you know it. This Sunday will be the third Sunday of the month and time for everyone to get together between Sunday school and church service to enjoy pastries and beverage and conversation.

There are free T-shirts available for the youth and some for adults at a small fee.

Don’t forget The Town and Country Picnic will be held at Peniel on Aug. 24 at 6 p.m.

This Sunday, Pastor Pippin’s message will be “Tough Love!”

Sunday School begins at 9:45 followed by Church Services at 10:45. We hope you will join us.

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

Rosedale Baptist

Rosedale Baptist Church is at Depot and Middle streets in Rosedale. Pastor is Randy McPike. Call 765-548-2857 for information.

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.

Sunday “Youth Group Program”

We will be having our annual “Fishing Rodeo” with trophies for the longest, largest and most fish caught. Following Sunday school we will go to the fishing area for our lesson and lunch followed by fishing.

If you plan to go please bring a permission slip.

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

Our south campus is temporarily holding worship services in the fellowship 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. (Please note that the front entrance is locked approximately 10 minutes after each service has begun but the worship center will remain open during the entire service. We always welcome those who are running late.

If you want to grow in Christ and in your Christian faith we invite you to try one of our small groups or 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. Upward programs will take place at our north campus this year.

Registration for basketball and cheerleading will be held at the following times: Sept. 18, 6  to 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 21, 10 to 11:30 a.m.; Sept. 24, 6 to 7:30 p.m.; and Sept. 28, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Registration will be held at the north campus, 1075 N. Fruitridge Ave.

South Campus activities

An evening service called “6:35” is held 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 to 10:40 a.m. and 4:30 to 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 bi-monthly on Sundays from 4 to 6 p.m. from October to May beginning Oct. 7.

Boost, our Fall Wednesday midweek gathering, starts with dinner at 5:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Center and classes for all ages begin at 6:30 p.m. Our 2013 session begins Sept. 4. We will still be hosting Boost at our south campus.

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

North campus activities

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 mornings at 10  to help spread Christ’s message to our shut-ins and newcomers.

Upcoming concerts (at the south campus)

Thursday at 7 p.m. Miss Florence Eden Morris (playing solos on the violin, guitar, viola, piano and mandolin); Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. Open Heart Quartet; and Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. The Pfeifers (

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, friend us on Facebook (Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church) and/or follow us on Twitter @Mt_PleasantUMC.

United Methodist Temple

United Methodist Temple invites all to worship God as revealed in Jesus Christ at 5301 S. U.S. 41. Come and enjoy the piano and organ praise of Doug Sperry in our first (8:45 a.m.) and second services (11 a.m.). Our more relaxed and praise band led worship is in our second service with guitarist Travis Fischer. At 10 a.m., we have Sunday school for all ages and our Welcome Café is open to welcome you to worship and study of the Bible.

Today, the public is invited to attend a workshop at 11 a.m. for grandparents, parents, teachers and interested workers titled “Building a Heart of Faith in Your Child.” This workshop is free and is led by the Rev. Heather Olson-Bunnell. It will include a lunch for all who attend and end at 2 p.m. This topic is an important topic for us as we all have children in our midst who need to come to faith in Christ. On Sunday, our annual United Methodist Temple picnic will be held at Fowler Park, at 4 p.m. Come for great food, fellowship and games.

This coming Sunday will be the third in a series on “The Slippery Slope of Conflict: How to Handle Conflict in Christ.”  Utilizing 2 Corinthians 7: 9-10 we will learn the difference between worldly sorrow and Godly sorrow. Utilizing James 4:17 we will discover the sins of omission and passivity. In Matthew 18 we will study Jesus’ process for reconciling conflict.  God loves peace and works through us to achieve it in every situation.

Our schedule:

Monday: 10:30 a.m. holy yoga; noon to 2:15 p.m. celebrate recovery    

Tuesday: 5:30 p.m. WM men’s group; 6 p.m. zumba; 7 p.m. Bible study on Acts

Wednesday: 10:30 a.m. holy yoga; 6 p.m. weight watchers

Thursday: 10 a.m. piecemakers; 6 p.m. zumba

Friday: 10:30 a.m. holy yoga

Saturday: 11 a.m. workshop: “Building A Heart of Faith in your Child” Rev. Heather Olson Bunnell.

Our staff can be reached at 812-299-1898 through Margaret Fulsom, our secretary. Jill Kuckewich is our music director, Janet Friedrich is director of the Temple Pre-School. Karla Clayton and Gene Finley are our Celebrate Recovery leaders. The Rev. Steve Cain is pastor reachable at

First Baptist

We invite you to join us for worship this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Bernie Jackson’s sermon topic will be “Living in Christ, Even When It Is Not Poplar.” Music will include a vocal duet by Tim Pittman and Jackie Reeves singing an arrangement of “Soon and Very Soon.” The children’s story this week will include the annual “Blessing of the Backpacks” as children and teachers prepare to begin a new school year. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. and we have classes for everyone, including nine adult class options. This Sunday will also be Promotion Day for our preschool, children’s and youth classes. The First Link Hospitality Room is open before and after the worship service providing a place where members and guests can enjoy freshly brewed Rex coffee, light refreshments and conversation.

On Sunday evening at 6 we will have an ice cream social, which will also include testimonies and stories from our youth group regarding the week they spent at Quest, a national American Baptist Youth Camp held each summer at Green Lake Conference Center in Green Lake, Wis.

Our Wednesday evening programming will resume on Aug. 21 and includes a church dinner at 5:45 p.m., followed by Bible study, choir rehearsal and activities for youth and children. Other upcoming events include: Kids Hope Recognition Sunday will be on Aug.t  25. Our small group ministry will resume in August and we are looking forward to our second Community Fellowship Day scheduled for Sept. 8.

First Baptist Church is an American Baptist congregation located at 4701 E. Poplar Drive.  Our ministry staff includes Bernie Jackson (senior pastor); Steve Newman (associate pastor for music and worship; John Campbell (associate pastor for youth and discipleship); Jill Kirchoff (children’s minister) and Gina Dorsett (director, First Friends Pre-School). More information is available on our website at

Memorial United Methodist

Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 2701 Poplar St., Terre Haute, IN 47803, 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, Aug. 18, for one of the following services. Rev. Scott’s sermon will be  “Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow.”

“Parting is such sweet sorrow ...” comes to us from William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliette.” This image of Jesus in Luke of the one who brings division is not an image that we really like. But, could the two be related possibly? Maybe, Jesus was saying the breaking from our past might be painful but necessary if we are to be the followers of Christ. Scripture: Luke 12:49-56.

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.

Memorial Preschool, a ministry of Memorial Church, is still accepting applications for the 3’s and pre-k classes. Please call 812-232-9046 for more information. School starts on Sept, 3.

Tai Chi with Rebecca Graves will meet 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 will be on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) meets the 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:30-8 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 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 our website at

Mount Pilgrim

Missionary Baptist

Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 1935 Tippecanoe St., the Rev. Charles D. Irvin Jr., pastor will celebrate its Annual Homecoming on Sunday. The guest speaker for the 11 a.m. service will be Minister Melvin Irvin of Springfield, Ill. Our guests for the 3:30 p.m. service will be thew Rev. Terry Clark, pastor, choir and congregation of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church of Terre Haute. Everyone is invited.

Church of Christ at Terre Haute

Get back to the Bible. Come be with us this Sunday as we worship God in spirit and in truth. We assemble in the meeting room of the Holiday Inn Express located at 2633 Indiana 46 (Exit 11, I-70). Service times are Sundays at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. In our Bible classes, we are surveying each book of the Bible. Visit our website at Interested in a Bible study? Call 812-320-4450 to enroll in a free Bible study.

Eighth Avenue Baptist

As Jesus said in Mark 16: 15, “... Go into all of the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”

How true this message applies to Kyle, Debby, Hannah, Brennan, Julia and Emma Witmer family. Kyle is currently serving as Pastor of Avoca Baptist Church in Indiana.

The Witmer Family was recently endorsed by the American Baptist Churches of Indiana and Kentucky as missionaries to Chiang Mai, Thailand where they will work in the fields of pastoral education and leadership development.

The Family recently took a “Vision Trip” to Thailand to familiarize themselves not only with the country but to have a chance to see the opportunities that God has in store for them to spread his word.

Currently they are still in the U.S. and working toward getting the necessary funds to send them to Thailand for their tour of missionary work.

As of right now, they have obtained about one-third of the necessary finances to make this journey. Perhaps you would like to help?

On Friday at 6 p.m., here at Eighth Ave. Baptist Church, we will be hosting the Witmer family.

They will be presenting a program telling us about their Missionary trip and what we can do to help to support them, as they seek “... to preach the gospel to every creature.”

Following their presentation, we will be hosting a reception for them in our church fellowship hall in order to meet and fellowship with them as they prepare for this “great mission” for God.

Grace Community

Jesus always believed that one person is important. In church today individuals can feel invisible. At Grace, every person is of sacred worth. Come and experience the difference Grace can make in your life. Visit

The presence of God. The word of God. The love of God. This is what you will experience at Grace Community Church. We invite you to celebrate faith in God with us. Our worship begins at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. Grace is a safe place to experience and interact with God. Each Sunday we have Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. for people of all ages.  

Our worship is a contemporary/traditional mix and led 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.  

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. If you feel drawn to God in any way, Grace is a good place to be. If you need a prayer, use www.prayforyouinterre  

We meet in the Gospel Assembly Church at 401 W. Springhill Drive in Terre Haute. It is just west of Debaun Funeral home on the north side of the street. Come in the east door where all the cars are. You will be glad you did. We look forward to meeting you. In life there are many trials. At Grace you will find the love and help of God.  

For more information visit our website, or call 217-251-4507.

Seelyville United Methodist

Pastor Jack Diel and the Seelyville UMC family invite you to join us on Sunday, August 18, for morning worship at 9:30 a.m. followed by a time of fellowship hosted by Carolyn Pickel and Joyce Swoveland. Sunday School classes begin at 10:45 a.m. with nursery care provided by Jo Phillips and Carolyn Pickel. Kid’s Hour continues from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster with helper Amy Price.

Scripture readings for this Sunday are Psalm 80:1-2, 8-19 and Luke 12:49-56 with Susie Kersey serving as Liturgist.  Special music will be presented by soloist Caroline Goodwin who will sing “Let There Be Peace on Earth.”  Organist/pianist will accompany hymns “God of Love and God of Power,” “Be Thou My Vision,” and “I Come with Joy.”

Pastor Jack’s sermon is titled “The Divisive Call of Jesus” and will examine how the call to follow Jesus can be divisive with the only ultimate peace promised being the peace of God.

Groups meeting during this week begin with the Crafty Quilters on Monday at 7 p.m. in the home of Jo Phillips. The Prayer and Bible Study Group will continue at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. Wednesday will include Beginning Yoga at 5:30 p.m. under the direction of Trudy Newton, followed by the Discipleship Team at 7 p.m., also at the church.

We wish students and teachers an inspiring beginning of school this week with the support and care of parents, relatives and friends toward a positive learning experience. Drivers should use extra caution with school buses on the roads and children coming and going each day.

Plan now for a church wide fall welcome to worship on Sept. 8. The choir will return and we hope for a huge gathering of former and present members as well as visitors and friends of Seelyville United Methodist Church.

Seelyville United Methodist Church is located on the corner of U.S. 40 and Second Street in Seelyville. The church office phone number is 812-877-1868 with email contact at

New Life Fellowship

New Life Fellowship invites you to worship with us this Sunday: Sunday school and morning worship at 10 a.m. and evening worship at 6 p.m. On Wednesday evening we have an array of activities to fit the needs of all ages – at 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 through high school) as well as College and Career (ages 19 through 25) 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. Come check us out at 7849 Wabash (East Glenn); we have a place for you. Visit

First Congregational

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio, invites you to join us on Sunday, as the Rev. Carlson takes our study of the book of Acts to Peter’s dream and encounter with Cornelius. In our moving of Peter towards Rome, Peter’s dream follows Jesus’ teaching – turning the world on its head. Join us as we explore this 1st century lesson for a 21st-century world.

Services are at 8:30 (meditative) and 10:30 (traditional). There is a children’s service during the 10:30 gathering and Sunday school downstairs. Friends are invited to help us fill the food barrel donations for the area Food Bank. Bring your non-perishable, non-breakable container food items.

We invite the community to the piano recital of Jean Ho’s students at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary today. This free concert of original, contemporary and classical music is sure to delight.

Friends and members are invited to mark their calendar for Sept. 15 as we celebrate “Back to Church” Sunday with our annual Rally at the Park Church picnic.

First Congregational Church is a member of the National and Midwest Associations of Congregational Christian Churches, founded on the principles of “Faith, Freedom and Fellowship.” We believe that we can put those principles into action by welcoming everyone into the fellowship of this church family and by serving God, through Christ, in our community and the world. There’s a place here for you. You can find us online at www.First or on Facebook.

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