News From Terre Haute, Indiana

September 14, 2013

Briefly: September 14, 2013

The Tribune-Star


Church plans series on earth’s history

Join members and friends of First Christian Church of Clinton on Sept. 21 and 22 for a series dealing with the earth’s history as told in the Bible and confirmed by science. The sessions, presented by David Brown of Terre Haute, are free and open to the public. Brown has worked on Christian radio.

Included will be:

Sept. 21:

• 9 a.m. — “The Bible Explains Dinosaurs”

• 10:30 a.m. — “Science Confirms the Bible”

• Noon — Luncheon

Sept. 22:

• 9 a.m. — “The Last Adam” (DVD for adults and older youth)

• 9 a.m. — “I Dig Dinosaurs” (DVD for K-Grade 5)

• 10 a.m. — “The Relevance of Genesis” (Morning Worship)

• 5:30 p.m. — “Thousands not Billions” (Evening Worship)

Call 765-832-9180 weekday mornings to sign up for the lunch or for additional information.

Terre Haute

Retreat leader talk on ‘Where is God?’

Sr. Barbara Leonhard, spiritual director, retreat leader and teacher in biblical studies and Christian spirituality, will address the question, “Where is God when God seems silent?” at two sessions on Sept. 26 in Terre Haute.

The presentation will discuss why it is important to acknowledge times in life when faith is difficult, how a number of life circumstances can occur during which God seems silent and where God is during those times.

Session times will be 2 to 4 p.m. in the Legacy Room of St. Margaret Mary Church at  2701 S. Seventh St., and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Parish Life Center of St. Patrick Church at 1807 Poplar St. Babysitting will be available at St. Patrick.

Paris Ill.

Angela Lilly Trio to perform

Southern Gospel group Angela Lilly Trio will perform Sept. 21 at New Providence Church in Paris Ill. The church will have a potluck dinner beginning at 6 p.m. CDT with the trio performing at 7. Everyone is invited to attend and a free-will offering will be taken. For more information contact the Rev. Monte at 217-275-3258.

St. Mary-of-the-Woods

Prayer, watercolor painting Oct. 5

A “Painting, Praying and Playing with Watercolor” program will be offered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 5 at St. Mary-of-the-Woods.

Participants will be introduced to simple, playful techniques of painting with watercolor as a means of entering into prayer and spiritual reflection.

“Essentially it is a way of deepening one’s spiritual life, one’s inner life. It’s very freeing; it’s playful; it’s simple. It really is a prayerful, prayerful experience,” said Sister Paula Damiano, director of retreats and programs for Providence Spirituality and Conference Center at St. Mary-of-the-Woods, which is hosting the event.

Sister Corlita Bonnarens will lead the event. She is director of creative spirituality at Mercy Center at St. Louis and has a master’s degree in art and spirituality. She has directed retreats and workshops integrating art and spirituality for more than 30 years.

People of all skill levels and faith backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

The cost for the program is $75. It will take place in the activity room in Providence Hall at the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Providence. Registration prior to Sept. 27 is preferred. To register call 812-535-2952 or email For more information visit