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September 7, 2013

Church briefs: September 7, 2013

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Unitarian Universalist

The First Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1875 S. Fruitridge Ave., has Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. This week’s service is the water in-gathering ceremony. Many Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations have an annual tradition of celebrating a water ceremony/communion early in September as a ritual of welcoming their congregation to a new church year. Those attending the service are invited to bring water from their summer travels and to explain why the water is meaningful to them during the service.

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, or you can find us on Facebook.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal

Worship services in the historic church, 217 N. Seventh St., are 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday. There is a noon Thursday service. After worship Sunday, join us for camaraderie, coffee and conversation. All are welcome.

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

Allen Chapel AME

The congregation of Allen Chapel AME Church cordially invite you to worship with them as they welcome guest preacher, Bishop Dr. Leonard S. Scott, at 5 p.m. Sunday, at the chapel at Third and Crawford streets. Dr. Scott is the pastor of Rock Church in Indianapolis, and the founder and president of Tyscot Records, the oldest black-owned gospel recording label.

Dr. Scott, a graduate of ISU and former resident of Terre Haute, will speak on themes of encouragement, instruction, salvation, enlightenment, deliverance, worship and praise. Allen Chapel AME Church is accessible to all, and all are invited to attend.

Maple Avenue United Methodist

The church welcomes all to worship with us at 8:30 a.m. this Sunday The 10:30 a.m. service is at Collett Park in the south shelter. Because this Sunday is Worship in the Park, there are no Sunday school classes this week; classes will resume next Sunday. Bring a lawn chair, a covered dish, and experience worship in the beauty of the outdoors. Pastor David Rockhill invites all to hear his message titled “In Good Company,” which will include the scriptures Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17. This week our theme tells us that we go through life in the company of God, who loves us and cares for us. Also this week, hymns will include “Give Thanks,” “What a Friend We Have in Jesus,” “O God of Every Nation” and “Lord, I Lift Your Name on High.” At 10:30 service, the children’s sermon will be given and junior church will be offered.

We offer free transportation to and from 10:30 worship service. If you would like a ride to church, call the church office during the week before noon Friday. 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 an inspirational worship service this Sunday.

Maple Avenue offers many programs for adults and children alike. Programs available to all include Q.U.E.S.T. HIV/AIDS Support Group, GED classes, adult basic education classes, after-school tutoring (grades 1-5), after-school open gym (grades 1-5), daycare and preschool. Music programs Include the chancel choir, summer dinner theatre productions, spring cabaret, and Christmas and Easter cantatas with orchestra and children’s choir.

Missions and service opportunities include Knitting for Missions, 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 Maple Avenue UMC. For more information, check us out on the Web at www.gbgm-umc.org/maple_ave_umc/.

Rio Grande Baptist

Join Pastor Matt Larimer and the congregation for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:30. Youth group is at 6:30 p.m. each Sunday. Prayer service is 7 p.m. every Wednesday.

Rio Grande, 4411 E. Rio Grande Ave., in Terre Haute, is at the corner of Erickson Street and Rio Grande Ave. Visit our website at http://www.riogrande

church.com/ or email terrehaute

RGBC@gmail.com for more information.

Centenary United Methodist

The congregation of Centenary, 301 N. Seventh St., in Terre Haute’s Arts Corridor and adjacent to Indiana State University, welcomes you to our beautiful 147-year-old church. We invite you to worship with us at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s message, “Hospitality of Graces: The Power of Gratitude,” and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and special musical praise to God by the chancel choir.

Fellowship in the church library will follow worship service, 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, Jed Smock will teach and lead discussion on “God’s Image: Male and Female” (Genesis 1-2, 5:1-2). In the Cross and Flame Room, the Lamplighters Discussion Group will decide their next study.

The Parent Trap, a class for parents with young children, meets in Thirza Bunce Room, 10:45-11:30 a.m. This 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 3 years - 18 years include Nursery and Toddlers with A. J. Nicoson, Beginners (ages 3 to 5 years) taught by Jessica Kendall, Kindergarten (K-5 years) taught by Gwen Dugger, and Youth Class (grades 8-12) taught by Gail Hayes and Nancy Rogers.

The 7th Cents Youth Group, a combined Central Presbyterian Church and Centenary U. M. Church group, with students from middle school and high school classes, meets 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sundays. The 7th Cents Youth Group Kickoff is scheduled at ISU Outdoor Center today. This is a Christ-centered youth camp-out. Interested students are welcome to become members of this group. Contact Youth Director Tiffany Grossman at the church office for more information.

The Church’s Seventh Street entrance is handicapped-accessible, and ample parking is located behind the church. Consider participating in our prayer and meditation time led by lay preacher Tom Barnett, 11 a.m. to noon Thursdays.

Upcoming events: A high-commitment, 34-week, small group Bible study, covering Genesis through Revelation, begins in mid-September. This program is made available through United Methodist Church, but its emphasis is ecumenical, that is, Christian church rather than any particular denomination or sect. Classes are open to all who wish to participate. Those interested may call the church office and ask for the Rev. Phyllis Peters.

If you are interested in any of the activities listed above, or in our very active women’s ministry, contact the church office at 812-232-2319.

United Presbyterian  Church, Clinton

The United Presbyterian Church of Clinton, Third and Mulberry streets, will have a worship service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school at 10 a.m. Following children’s time, the youngsters may go into the fellowship hall for church school during the rest of the worship service. The liturgist in September is Elder Jack Fenoglio. The sermon will be given by Elder Gwen Moore of Montezuma. Light refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall following the service.

The church provides a warm meal 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Thursday in the fellowship hall at no cost, and everyone is welcome. The Vermillion County Food Pantry is located in the former manse next to the church, 315 Mulberry St. It provides frozen, perishable and non-perishable food to anyone 4 to 6 p.m. every Thursday and 2 to 4 p.m. every other Tuesday. The next Tuesday will be Sept. 17.

North Terre Haute Christian

The church, 3133 E. Park Ave., will present “Chili Cook-Off and a Musical”

The musical comedy “The Legend of Wiley Jake,” by J. T. and Tommy Oaks, will take the stage at 7 p.m. today. Activities begin with an all-church chili cook-off on the church parking lot at 5 p.m. The musical will follow.

Co-written and performed by J. T. Oaks and his father, Tommy Oaks, the musical is based on the biblical story of Jacob and Esau. “It’s a fun look at a Bible story,” said Tommy, a native of Elizabethton, Tenn. “Since it’s a Western setting, we encourage the audience to come dressed in Western attire. We want them to have a good time.”

The musical is enjoyable for all ages. “John Thomas and Tommy are master storytellers who have hearts for God,” says Lead Pastor Chris McKinney. “We are grateful to have them share this fun performance with the entire community.”

John Thomas is a popular actor, lyricist and composer. Some of his other works include “Star Queen,” the story of the biblical book of Esther; “Sunny,” a retelling of Jesus’ story of the prodigal son; and “Carol,” based on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” He also tours with his father, Tommy, a traveling speaker with more than 40 years of experience in the ministry, including youth ministry, preaching, campus ministry and evangelism.

First Baptist

We invite you to join us for worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Pastor John Campbell will be preaching this week, and will begin a new sermon series with the title “Our Abundant God.” The topic for Sunday is “God’s Good Creation,” with scripture text from Genesis 1:1-2:1. The sanctuary choir anthem will be an arrangement by Dave Williamson of the contemporary Christian song “10,000 Reasons.” Special music will be provided by vocal soloist Brittany Jackson.

Each Sunday our worship includes a children’s story, after which children in grades K-3 are dismissed to children’s church. Sunday school, with classes for everyone, including nine adult class options, follows worship at 10:45 a.m.

The First Link Hospitality Center is available before and after worship. It is the place where members and guests can enjoy freshly brewed Rex coffee, light refreshments and conversation. It is a great way to become acquainted with the people and ministries of First Baptist Church.

Our Wednesday evening programming has now resumed, and begins with a fellowship dinner at 5:45, followed by Bible study, choir rehearsals and programs for children and youth.

Everyone is invited to join us 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday for Community Fellowship Day. We will have inflatables, games, a dunking booth and a free barbecue pork meal. This is a way for our church to become better acquainted with our community.

We will begin a new Sunday service Sept. 15 at 6 p.m., which will have more a contemporary/

band style. We are calling this service The Link. Programming will be provided for elementary children during the service, and preschool childcare will be available.

 First Baptist Church is an American Baptist congregation, 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Further information is available at our website at www.thfbc.org.

Church of Christ at Terre Haute

The church invites you to come visit us. We assemble in the meeting room of Holiday Inn Express at 2633 Indiana 46 (Exit 11, Interstate 70 and Indiana 46) at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sundays, and at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

In our Sunday and Wednesday Bible classes, we are surveying the books of the Bible. This Sunday, we will be studying the book of 2 Chronicles. You will not be asked to accept some man’s opinion of the Bible, but encouraged to search the scriptures to see whether the things are so. Our worship is simple. We continue steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine, fellowship, breaking of bread and prayers (Acts 2:42), and sing and make melody in our heart unto the Lord (Ephesians 5:19), as first-century Christians did.

We are committed to speaking as the oracles of God (1 Peter 4:11) and holding fast the pattern of sound words (2 Timothy 1:13).

Explore our website at www.churchofchristatterre

haute.com, where you can read our weekly teaching bulletin, the Terre Haute Speaker; take part in an online Bible study; listen to audio of our sermons and more.

Riley Bible Church

The entire Riley Bible family invites you to join us at our church this Sunday. Our main service is 11 a.m. We are located two doors down from the Dollar General in Riley, right off of Indiana 46. Sunday services include Sunday school for all ages at 10 a.m. and family worship service at 11. Wednesday night prayer and Bible study starts at 7.

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 www.rileybiblechurch.com or check us out on Facebook at RileyBibleChurch.

St. George’s Episcopal,  West Terre Haute

Welcome all who enter. The parishioners of the church, in West Terre Haute, invite you to join us Sunday morning for adult Christian education and Holy Eucharist. Adult Christian education is 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. in the church hall. Sunday morning worship service of Holy Eucharist is at 10. After Holy Eucharist, we gather in the church hall for fellowship. Supply priests, a parade of priests from the diocese, are scheduled to minister to us on Sundays. The Rev. Richard Halladay will be the celebrant on Sept. 8.

St. George’s Episcopal Church, The Friendly Little Church on the hill is at Ferguson Hill, 1337 North Smith Place. For more information visit our website at www.stgeorgesindiana.

com or phone us 812-533-1346. If you phone us, leave a message and someone from the parish will return your call. Contact person: Sylvia Brockman, bishop’s warden, at 812-442-0751 or brockmanjs@aol.com.

Unity Presbyterian

 The worship service, at 1207 E. Springhill Drive, is at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. On the first Sunday of each month we celebrate the Lord’s Supper. The congregation invites you to hear Dr. Roland Kohr’s sermon, “Context,” based on Psalm 37:2 and Luke 10:37.

Tomorrow, come enjoy our Rally Day/Hat Day with a carry-in picnic following worship.

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

Amie Ellison is our choir director, Andrea Marlow is our organist. Choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. each Thursday and 10 a.m. Sunday.

For the month of September, Unity prays for Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas. This week we are sending God’s love and prayers to Presbytery of Ohio Valley (POV) staff, and peace and respect for a good year for the staff, teachers, bus drivers and volunteers at Deming Elementary School.

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, IN, email: unitythin@gmail.com.

Reformed Presbyterian

The Terre Haute Reformed Presbyterian Church, a new congregation committed to the inspired and infallible word of God, cordially invites you to join us for worship this Sunday. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30. The regular adult class and college students are studying through the book of Psalms. For the morning service, Pastor Bill Roberts will preach on the theme of “Light in the Darkness.” Worship is at 10:45 a.m. and is followed by a fellowship meal, to which all are invited to stay. The church meets at 1407 N. 25th St., at the corner of 25th Street and Fifth Avenue. A nursery for children three and under is available during the worship service. Some of Pastor Roberts’ messages are also available on WPFR (FM 93.7 and AM 1480) each Sunday at 7:30 a.m..

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 is celebrated at 12:05 p.m. Monday through Friday at 111 S. Ninth St.

Classes for preschool through eighth grade begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. The upcoming school year will be filled with great opportunities for your child to grow in faith and love of God. Be sure to get your child registered! Religious ed and confirmation classes for all high school youth begin at 6:45 p.m. Sunday. A complete schedule is at shjth.org. Contact Janet at janet@catholicym.org if you have any questions or to register. All are welcome!

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. Sept. 28 in St. Benedict’s soup kitchen. The Altar Society will be collecting dental supplies during the month of September for St. Ann’s Clinic. leave donations on table in the back of the church.

St. Joseph University Parish

Friar Mark Weaver, pastor, and St. Joseph University Parish at 113 S. Fifth St., invite you to celebrate Mass 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. Join us every Thursday for Eucharistic Adoration, 6 to 8 p.m. For more information about our services or programs call parish office at 812-232-7011.

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

High school religious education classes will be 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Patrick. Confirmation classes are from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph University Parish Center. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information or to register for high school religious education and confirmation classes at jummp.

youthminister@gmail.com.

At St. Joe’s, campus ministry means more than simply ministering to college students. Our ministry is also one of ministering with students.

Student parishioners are welcomed to serve in many parish ministries. They are asked to share their many gifts and talents. We welcome students from Indiana State University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and Ivy Tech Community College. Contact Preston at campusmin@stjoeup.org for details.

St. Margaret Mary

Fr. Rick Ginther, pastor, and the St. Margaret Mary parish community invite you to join us for 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). Check the weekly bulletin for weekday Mass times, available online at www.smm-

terrehaute-in.org.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered at 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays .

A Deanery healing Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church, located at 2405 S. Seventh St.

 For more information about our parish or any of our programs, visit us online or call the parish office at 812-232-3512.

Religious education classes for grades pre-K through 8 are 9:30-10:45 a.m. Sunday. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at dwenstrup@smm-terrehaute-in.org.

High school religious education classes will be 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Sunday at St. Patrick. Confirmation classes are Thursday evenings beginning 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Sept. 12, at St. Joseph University Parish Center. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information or to register for high school religious education and confirmation classes at jummp.youthminister@gmail.com.

Sr. Barbara Leonard is presenting “When God Seems Silent” at the St. Margaret Mary Legacy Room from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 26, and at St. Patrick Family Life Center Room A, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Anyone is invited to attend.

St. Mary’s Village Church

Sr. Joan Slobig, S.P., Parish Life Coordinator and the parish community of St. Mary’s Village Church invite you to join us for liturgy Sunday at 9 a.m. For information or to register call the office, 535-1261.

We will host an Adult Faith Formation program after 9 a.m. mass Sunday, Sept. 22. We will be showing Father Barron’s DVD presentation on Eucharist. All are invited to join us for mass and the program which will take place in Galvin Hall after mass.

St. Patrick Church

Fr. Rick Ginther, Pastor and parish community, 1807 Poplar St., invite you to weekend liturgy Saturday at 6 p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m.

You are welcome to join us for weekday Mass Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. Every weekday we have a Communion Service at 7:15 a.m.

The sacrament of Reconciliation is offered Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 8 a.m. For information about any of our programs call the parish office 812-232-8518.

Religious education classes for grades pre-k through 8 are Sunday 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. in Moran Center. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at donna.

wenstrup@saintpat.org.

High school religious education classes begin Sunday, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick. Confirmation classes are beginning Thursday, Sept. 12, at St. Joseph University Parish Center 6:30-8:15 p.m.

Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information or to register for high school religious education and Confirmation classes at jummp.youthminister@

gmail.com.

Sunday morning at 10:15 in St. Patrick Parish Life Center, Room A, “Paul’s Letter to the Galatians” study will be offered.

This is a DVD Presentation by Jeff Cavins, an engaging and gifted Scripture teacher. Galatians is a study that will re-ignite your love for God as you learn of the astonishing love God has for you. One person who went through this study commented: “This study was incredible. I never really knew what it meant to be a son or daughter of God … now I do. My entire faith has been enriched by the study.” James: Pearls for Wise Living bible study begins Sept. 12 Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in St. Patrick School Library. James is one of the most practical books of the Bible. Like the book of Proverbs, it is a book of wisdom, a collection of teachings on issues faced by ordinary Christians in everyday life. These teachings speak loudly to all those who feel torn between the competing demands of this world and their faith. For information or registration: contact the St. Patrick parish office 232-8518.

Beautiful stained glass windows are part of many Catholic churches. At St. Patrick Church in Terre Haute, there is such wonderful sacred art. Sept. 14 is the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and the following day is the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, Sept. 15. Our evening prayer service will continue until the 14th, all are invited to pray through a devotional prayer service at each of these windows. Each night’s prayer is at 7.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

Sacred Heart of Jesus parishioners welcome you to celebrate Mass at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Weekday Mass is Thursday at 10:45 a.m. We are located at 2322 N. 13 1/2 St. For more information about our parish or programs call the office at 812-466-1231.

High School Religious Education and Confirmation classes begins Sunday at St. Benedict Parish Center at 5 - 6:45 p.m. Contact Janet Roth for more information or to register for classes.

Beginning in September we will offer Children’s Liturgy of the Word at 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.

Adult Bible Study begins Monday, Sept. 16 with the Gospel of Matthew from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in parish office. Contact Barb at office to register at 812-466-1231.

Annunciation, Brazil

The parishioners of Annunciation Church, 19 N. Alabama, Brazil, invite you to Mass Saturday at 4:30 p.m. or Sunday 8:30 a.m. Weekday masses are celebrated Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. On Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. a Latin Mass will be celebrated. For information about any of our parish programs or services call the office at 812-448-1901.

Sacred Heart, Clinton

Fr. Michael Fritsch and Sacred Heart parish invite you to celebrate Mass Saturday at 4:30 p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m. Weekday masses are Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and Friday at 8:30 a.m. Located at 558 Nebeker St., Clinton.

St. Joseph, Rockville

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

Deanery Pastoral Center

Religious Education catechist training is offered at St. Paul, Greencastle, Monday, Sept. 9, 6-8 p.m. A light supper will be served. Register by contacting Sr. Mary Montgomery — director@thdeanery.org or 812-232-8400.

Catholic Churches in the Terre Haute area welcome you to register for an RCIA, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, 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. Classes are Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., St. Patrick Family Life Center. For information or to register contact Barb Black 466-1231 or barb@shjth.org at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Sue Butwin 232-8421 or sue@stbenedictth.org at St. Benedict Church; Donna Wenstrup 232-8518 donna.wenstrup@saintpat.org with St. Patrick Church & St. Margaret Mary Church.

John Paul II High School will have its annual Rummage Sale in the basement of the school, 1330 Lafayette St. today from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All are warmly welcomed to join the Sisters of Providence for an hour of song, silence and Scripture in the form of Taizé prayer 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10 in the Church of the Immaculate Conception at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. September’s theme is “Joy of the River.” To learn more about the free monthly reflective prayer experiences for people of all faith traditions, contact 812-535-2926 or pdamiano@spsmw.org or simply come and experience it.

Oregon Baptist Church

Come be a part of Spiritual Renewal Revival Sept. 9-11 at 6:30 p.m.

Oregon Baptist Church is an American Baptist Church, 11200 S. Carlisle St., Terre Haute, 812-299-2112. Pastor: Fred Harrison.

While traditional in most of our ways, we seek to adopt ministries that reach people in an ever changing culture.We are a friendly family like congregation. Oregon is a church where you can quickly join in as we seek to God by living His great commandment “love God with all your heart and others as yourself” and work His commission to carry the good news to the whole world.

Sunday School starts each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Rev. Fred Harrison leads us in morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening service is 6 p.m. Adult Bible Study at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

Central Presbyterian Church

Central Presbyterian Church (125 North 7th St.) will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Lant Davis’s sermon, “Mold Me and Make Me,” will be based on Jeremiah, in which the prophet compares the nation to clay in the hand of God, the potter. A time for coffee, conversation, and refreshments immediately follows worship, downstairs in Fellowship Hall. Sunday school for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. On Tuesday at 1 p.m. the Celebrating Life group meets at the church for a program and refreshments. On Saturday, at 10 a.m., the church will host the Assembly of the Presbytery of Ohio Valley. For details, call the church office (812) 232-5049 or visit us online: www.thcpc.org.

Shelburn First Baptist Church

You are invited to church tomorrow for services. Our interim pastor, the Rev. Ron Riggs, will continue his series in I Peter chapter 4:12--19, “The ‘Why’ of Suffering.” Sunday School is 9 a.m. with worship at 10 a.m. During worship we have Route 56 and 252 for Kids. We will have evening youth and adult Bible study (I John) at 6 p.m. A community dinner at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Youth Bible study and Adult Bible study (10 Commandments) is Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. We are an American Baptist congregation and meet at corner of Mill Street and US 41. We can be reached at 812-397--5595 and online at www.fbcshelburn.com.

Rosedale Baptist Church

The church is at Depot and Middle Street in 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.

Terre Haute Bible Center

The Terre Haute Bible Center will host Murray Hollis, singer, inspirational speaker and author, at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Originally, Murray was a member of the Gospel Lads quartet from the West Coast. Now, many years later, he sings with the Vintage Gospel Lads and travels in solo concerts.

 In addition to his music ministry, Murray is the director of the Christian Friends Connexion out of Joplin, Missouri. CFC representatives work with ministers and leaders in churches desiring consultations in church growth, administration, mediation and ministries. The public is invited to these special services.

Following the morning program and service, a soup and sandwich lunch will be enjoyed by the church family and our guests.

On Monday, Sept. 9, the Bible Center will host the first preachers and wives breakfast of the fall season. Hollis will be the focus of our program for the morning — breakfast at 9 and program at 10 a.m. The public is invited to the 10 a.m. program.

The Bible Center, 3219 E. Evans Avenue, U.S. 41 and Evans Avenue. Be sure to check out our website at terrehautebiblecenter.org. For more information or directions call 812-460 4556.

Patton United  Methodist Church

The Patton United Methodist Church, 21775 E. 225th Rd., Dennison, Ill., will be having Homecoming Services Sunday, Sept. 15. Morning Worship is 8:30 a.m., Sunday School 9:30 and a carry-in dinner at 11:30. The afternoon service will be at 1pm featuring Crimson Cross. All times are Illinois Time. The church is located one mile west of Indiana/Illinois State Line on Clark/Edgar County Line Road.

The Church of Jesus Christ  of Latter-day Saints

There are many opportunities for you to worship and fellowship with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Our Sacrament Meetings at 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. provide an opportunity to worship the Lord, Jesus Christ through the ordinance of the sacrament, music and messages prepared by fellow congregants. Following each Sacrament Meeting, you can attend a Sunday School class. There are classes for every age group that all focus on increasing our knowledge of our Savior, Jesus Christ through the study of the scriptures. Following Sunday School class, join us as we meet in smaller groups to focus on the individual needs of men, women, youth and children as followers of Christ. During the week, we have even more opportunities to gather. On Tuesdays at 7 pm, college-age young adults meet for gospel study. We also have a Cub Scout pack, a group for girls age 8-11, a group for young women age 12-18, two Boy Scout troops, a group for young men age 12-18, a women’s book club meeting, a crafting group and much more. Each meeting is a chance to be uplifted and strengthened. We welcome you to join us as we strive to “Come unto Christ and be perfected in Him.”

For more information about our faith or for more information about our meetings, we encourage you to contact our full-time missionaries at 812-219-8578 or 812-219-8933 and visit www.mormon.org.

Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church

Aaron Wheaton, senior pastor, and Rick Swan, assistant pastor, along with the entire Mount Pleasant family invite you to join us by attending a worship service or other activity at one of our two church campuses.

Our south campus, 3050 East Davis Drive, offers Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with Sunday school classes at 10 a.m. Our north campus, 1075 North Fruitridge Ave., offers Sunday school at 9 a.m. with worship service at 10a.m. Both campuses host Holy Communion the first Sunday of the month.

Our south campus is temporarily holding worship services in the Fellowship Center or, as we like to call it on Sunday morning, our Worship Center. The entrance to the Fellowship/Worship Center is on the west side of the building but the front entrance is open for your convenience as well. ( note that the front entrance is locked approximately 10 minutes after the each service had 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 be at Our North Campus this year. Registration for basketball and cheerleading will be at the following times: Wednesday, Sept. 18., 6-7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 21, 10- 11:30 a.m.; Tuesday, Sept. 24, 6- 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Sept. 28, 10-11:30 a.m. Registration will be at North campus, 1075 North Fruitridge Ave.

South campus activities:

An evening service called “6:35” is on the second Sunday of each month 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 Wednesdays 6-8 p.m. X-Treme Tweenz is a group for all fifth graders that meets bi-monthly Sundays 4-6 p.m. from October to May beginning Oct. 7.

Our Fall session of Boost, our Wednesday midweek gathering, is underway. Dinner starts at 5:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Center and classes for all ages at 6:30 p.m. Boost is still at our South Campus.

To start the work week, every Monday a prayer meeting is at 6 p.m. in the chapel. Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program from hurts, habits and hang-ups, meets every Friday at 7 p.m. in 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 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.

Upcoming concerts (to be at the South campus): Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. Open Heart Quartet, and Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. The Pfeifers (www.pfeifers.com).

Our Mission Statement “We exist to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” Our Vision Statement “In light of the soon return of Christ, we yearn to connect people with God and God’s family through Jesus Christ.” For more information, you can call our South Campus at 812-232-4808 or North Campus 812-232-2478.

You can also visit our new website at www.mountpleasantfamily.org, friend us on Facebook (Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church) and/or follow us on Twitter @Mt_PleasantUMC!

Emmanuel United  Methodist Church

Join us at Emmanuel United Methodist Church on Sunday for Sunday school at 9:30 and Worship at 10:30. We welcome you and your family.

On Saturday Sept. 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Emmanuel UMC will host a Craft/Vendor sale. Come on out for a great day of shopping in a climate controlled environment. Concessions will be available with plenty of seating. Some of the vendors at the sale will be: Luna Bug Creations (children’s hair bows); Tupperware; Celebrating Home; Origami Owl Custom Jewelry; Shar-Lin Quilts & More; Pampered Chef, Miche Bags; Custom Creative Garden Pots; Crafty Cousins, and many more.

The church is at 6076 U.S. 150 in West Terre Haute. Call 812-535-4218 or email eum1@nwcable.net.

United Methodist Temple

At United Methodist Temple, Sunday Sept. 8 is a special Sunday. We are celebrating Grandparent Day, and will be enjoying honoring grandparents. We also will be having a special speaker, Dr. Joni Clark, of United Campus Ministries. Our chancel choir will be singing the traditional African song “We Are Singing.” Come and hear great singing, participate in our 8:45 a.m. service with traditional liturgy, or 11 a.m. service with more contemporary chorus and praise.

We believe in a God who provides grace to all for salvation and new life. This grace comes as a free gift from the life, death, Resurrection of Jesus Christ, as He indwells us and loves the world back to God. We have Sunday School at 10 a.m. every Sunday for all ages. We also have Kids Own Worship for those 6 and below. Come and celebrate the love of God in Christ.

Our schedule includes:

Monday: 10:30 Holy Yoga; 12:15-2:15 Celebrate Recovery

Tuesday: 5:30 WMMen’s Group; 7 p.m. Acts Bible Study

Wednesday: 10 a.m. Beth Moore Bible Study on Life of David; 10:30 a.m. Holy Yoga; 6 p.m. WeightWatchers

Thursday: 10 a.m. Piecemakers Quilting

Friday: 10:30 a.m. Holy Yoga; 6 p.m. (Sept. 13) Rock N Praise Dinner with John Henderson

Saturday: 8 a.m. United Methodist Men

Sunday: 8:45 a.m. Worship; 11 a.m. Worship

Staff can be reached through our secretary/volunteer coordinator, Margaret Fulsom at 299-1898. Jill Kuckewich is our choir team leader and bell choir team leader. Doug Sperry is our accompanist.

Karla Clayton and Gene Finley are our Celebrate Recovery leaders. Rev. Steve Cain is pastor and can be reached at steve.cain@inumc.org or 812-870-5749.

Seelyville United Methodist Church

Pastor Jack Diel and Seelyville UMC family invite you to join us on Welcome Sunday, Sept. 8, for morning worship at 9:30 a.m. The Welcome Sunday worship will be a special service including several members of the congregation who will share how our church has cared for them and helped them to live out their faith. Nursery volunteers during the service will be Pam Alexander and Mary Ellen Hankins and a reception will be held following the service. Kids Hour also will take place 9:30-10:45 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster with helper Amy Price. Sunday School continues after the reception.

The Scripture Reading for this Sunday is 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 with Patty Jones serving as Liturgist. An organ/piano duet “O Worship the King” played by Jane Linville and Mary Jensen will open the service. The choir will return this Sunday under the direction of Cathleen Flynn and will sing “We Are A Church” by Jay Althouse. Hymns for this Sunday are “In Unity We Lift Our Song,” “Many Gifts, One Spirit,” “They’ll Know we Are Christians by Our Love,” and “We Are the Church.”

Pastor Jack’s Reflection, “The Body of Christ,” emphasizes that we are all members of the Body of Christ with different gifts to share in the overall ministry. As members of the body, we support and care for one another and put our Christian faith into action for all children of God. Come join our congregation as we celebrate the blessings of our community of faith.

The life of our church begins on Sunday afternoon with the Scrapbooking group meeting at the church at 1 p.m. The Administrative Council convenes Monday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. and the Prayer and Bible Study group continues its fall study at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Book Banter Buffet holds its monthly lunch and book discussion in the home of Marsha Harder on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 12:30 p.m. This month’s book is A Week in Winter by Maeve Binchy. On Wednesday is Beginning Yoga at 5:30 p.m. and Worship Team at 6:30 p.m., both at the church.

On Thursday, Sept. 12, Financial Peace University continues its second session of Dave Ramsey’s “The Legacy Journey.” This new class is 7 weeks long plus a bonus week and is led by Steve & Patty Jones with assistance from Bob and Pam Webster at the church. Our busy church week concludes with the Emmaus group meeting in the home of Jo Phillips on Friday, Sept.13 at 6:30 p.m.

Seelyville United Methodist Church, the corner of U.S. 40 and Second St., in Seelyville. The church office phone number is 812-877-1868 with email contact at seelyvilleumc@frontier.com. “We are a caring family making disciples for Jesus Christ.”

First Christian Church of Clinton

First Christian Church of Clinton, will host a “Ladies Night Out” on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. featuring Dawn Kirby. Bring a friend to an uplifting evening with laughter and love, sharing hope, health and humanity. Dawn Kirby will present “Chocolate Tree,” the story of her sister’s battle with breast cancer and how the family has carried on her legacy through Christmas for Kids/HIS Ministry.

This event is free to the public. Refreshments will be served. RSVP: 812-236-7484 or kkbaysinger@yahoo.com. The church is located at 649 Blackman, Clinton, IN.

First Congregational Church

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio, invites you to join us on Sunday, Sept. 8, as Rev. Carlson shares her sermon “Meet Rhoda!” In the midst of some very serious stories about the birth of the church, Luke, the author of The Acts of the Apostles, brings us a story with a bit of humor and a reminder that even in the days of the early church, there were those who were filled with faith one day and struggled with doubt the next. That isn’t just a 21st century occurrence. The story of Peter’s escape from prison and his appearance to those praying is also one of those stories that show us the truth of Scripture. Join us as we explore a 1st century story and its impact in our 21st century faith journey.

Services are 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.

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. We will gather at Deming Park after 10:30 services. This will be a combined service with no worship at 8:30 that morning only. We will return to our regular worship schedule on Sept. 22.

First Congregational Church is a member of the National and Midwest Associations of Congregational Christian Churches, founded on the principles of “Faith, Freedom & 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.FirstChurchTH.org or on Facebook.

 

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