News From Terre Haute, Indiana

June 29, 2013

Church briefs: June 29, 2013


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New Life Fellowship

Independence Day Celebration, Sunday, June 30 at 7 p.m. — patriotic songs, anointed worship, and powerful preaching — followed by a fireworks display with concessions and fun for all on the church lawn. Bring your family and your lawn chairs and come celebrate with us. We have a place for you. Come check us out, 7849 Wabash Ave., East Glenn;

Central Christian Church

- Disciples of Christ

Several of our youth and adults have been on a mission trip to New Orleans. They spent the last week helping Westside Christian Church with their repair and rebuilding efforts. We are praying for their safe return today, and anxious to hear of their experiences.

Our Sunday worship service is at 9:30 a.m. church member and Christian Storyteller Douglas Sloan will be preaching. His sermon “Justice and Good News” is from Leviticus 19:9-18 and Romans 12:13-18. A special time for the young church will be during the service. After worship we will gather for a fellowship time with donuts and drinks.

Sunday school for adults 11 a.m. The Cornerstone class is focusing on stories and themes from the Hebrew Scriptures. Adult Bible study is at the church Monday at 9 a.m. Sunday school for children does not meet in the summer, but resume with the new school year.

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

join us at 4950 E. Wabash Ave. The church office can be reached at 812-877-9959. Website is

Annunciation, Brazil

Father John Hollowell and the parishioners of Annunciation Church, 19 N. Alabama, in Brazil, welcome you to join them for 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. Annunciation has begun a Food Pantry Garden, located in the empty lot across from the rectory on Alabama St. contact Annette at the parish office for information about Food Pantry Garden. For information about any of our parish programs or services call the office at 812-448-1901.

St. Benedict

The parish community of St. Benedict, 111 S. Ninth St., celebrates Mass Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Mass is celebrated Monday, Tuesday,and Friday at 12:05 p.m. Mass for July 4 will be celebrated on Thursday at 9 a.m. at St. Benedict. For more information about our parish services or programs call the office at 812-232-8421.

High school students are invited to Notre Dame Vision, a summer conference at the University of Notre Dame, scheduled for July 8-12. As a participant, you will have the opportunity to explore how God is calling you and how to respond with your gifts in your daily life. We’ve had many of our youth participate and they felt empowered as leaders and loved the experience. Several of them returned for a second year. Go to for more information.

We will need adult and youth volunteers at the Youth Ministry Booth at St. Benedict’s Festival: July 12-13, 5 to 11:30 p.m. We will schedule people for two hour shifts. We need help setting up July 11 at 5 p.m. and clean-up at 8 a.m. July 14. The schedule is online at Contact Janet Roth at

The Secular Franciscans of Terre Haute and Friends will serve a free pancake and sausage breakfast for the poor and homeless today from 9 to 11 a.m. in St. Benedict’s Soup Kitchen.

The St. Benedict Parish Fun Fest is scheduled for July 12 and 13. Capital Prize Tickets are available to purchase. The total prize giveaway is $5,000 with 9 chances to win. If you would like to purchase capital prize tickets, call St. Benedict Parish office at 812-232-8421. Mark your calendars and invite all your family and friends for a weekend of fun. There is something for all ages so come join us.

We have a great musical entertainment line-up this year. Friday, The MacDaddys will hit the stage with their high energy. These seasoned musicians will play a wide array of hits from 8 p.m. until midnight. The MacDaddys have been entertaining fans since 1996. Also, Octane will keep the festival rocking Saturday night. This party band will play your favorite rock, classic rock and pop songs. They’ll play 8 p.m. to midnight. For more information, call the office at 812-232-8421.

St. Joseph University Parish

Friar Mark Weaver, Pastor and St. Joseph University Parish, 113 S. Fifth St., invite you to celebrate Mass with us this weekend. Mass is at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Sunday Masses are 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 from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information about our services or programs call the parish office at 812-232-7011.

JUMMP Youth activities for the summer include our Chicago Mission Trip (June 29-July 3). Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information at jummp.youthminister@

St. Margaret Mary

Fr. Rick Ginther, Pastor and St. Margaret Mary parish community invite you for weekend Mass 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. check the weekly bulletin for weekday mass times. Our bulletin is available on-line at We are at 2405 S. Seventh St. For more information, call parish office at 812-232-3512.

JUMMP Youth activities for the summer will continue with by our Chicago Mission Trip (June 29-July 3). contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information at

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 at 812-535-1261.

St. Patrick Church

Fr. Rick Ginther, Pastor and St. Patrick 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. For information about any of our programs call the parish office 812-232-8518.

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. It 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.

JUMMP Youth activities for the summer will continue with our Chicago Mission Trip (June 29-July 3). contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information at

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 students are invited to Notre Dame Vision, a summer conference at the University of Notre Dame, scheduled for July 8-12. As a participant, you will have the opportunity to explore how God is calling you and how to respond with your gifts in your daily life. We’ve had many of our youth participate and they felt empowered as leaders and loved the experience. Several of them returned for a second year. Go to for more information. For information about our high school youth ministry events, contact Janet Roth at

We will need adult and youth volunteers at Youth Ministry Booth at St. Benedict’s Festival: July 12-13, 5 to 11:30 p.m. We will schedule people for two hour shifts. We also need help setting up July 11 at 5 p.m. and clean-up at 8 a.m. July 14. The schedule is online at Contact Janet Roth to volunteer at

Deanery Pastoral Center

Mass will be celebrated Thursday, July 4 at 9 a.m. at St. Benedict Church and members of all parishes are welcome to join them for Mass.

Come by the Terre Haute Deanery Pastoral Center at 1801 Poplar St., or visit our online library listing at to check out a book, DVD or other media item. The Pastoral Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Resources (DVD’s, Books, etc.) are available for all ages. Topics include: Jesus, Mary, scripture, sacraments, saints, prayer, spiritual life, bereavement, psychology, healing and social justice. Special collections include: St. Mother Theodore Guerin, Mother Teresa, Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI, Richard Rohr, Henri Nouwen, Joan Chittister, Edward Hays, Thomas Merton, Robert Wicks and others.

The Indiana Abolition Coalition (IAC) needs our support. This dedicated committee has had regional meetings throughout the of Indiana. At the first meeting, a power point presentation focused on the myths connected with the death penalty. The second series of meetings will feature new and additional death penalty facts. Once again, the IAC will be returning to all regions of the state with this second educational program.

Plan to attend the Terre Haute meeting. Learn why the citizens of Indiana need to demand of our legislators the abolition of Indiana’s death sentence. Eighteen states have already abolished the death sentence. When Hoosier legislators re-enacted Indiana’s death penalty in 1978, they assumed we needed it to keep the public safe. Let’s help to make Indiana the 19th state to abolish the death sentence. The meeting is Saturday, July 13 at 10 a.m. to noon in meeting Room C of the Vigo County Library.

Are you looking for a worthwhile volunteer opportunity this summer? If so, consider assisting Terre Haute Catholic Charities Foodbank conduct a Hunger Study. Volunteers are needed to complete surveys with clients at emergency food distribution partners-now through Aug. 15. contact Lisa or Tom at 812-235-3424 for additional details.

Rio Grande Baptist

We invite you to join us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. A blend of traditional and contemporary praise and worship songs, special music, and a children’s message with Pastor Matt Larimer, ensures a full worship experience. Youth and children are invited to attend classes during the regular sermon. Youth group meets at 6:30 p.m. each Sunday.

Wednesdays at 7 p.m. we meet for prayer group. If you or someone you know is in need of prayer feel free to attend. We also pray for the needs of the people and leaders in our community and around the world.

Rio Grande, 4411 E. Rio Grande Ave., Terre Haute. visit our website at or email at for more information.

Riley Bible Church

The entire Riley Bible family invites you to join us at our church for this Sunday. Our main service is 11 a.m. We are located two doors down from the Dollar General in Riley; 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.

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, visit or check us out on facebook @RileyBibleChurch.

Oregon Baptist

Sunday, July 14 at 5:30 -8:30 p.m.

Monday, July 15- 18, 2013 - 6:30 – 8:30p.m.

Saddle up your horses and get on over to Oregon Baptist Church to SonWest Roundup. Ride with us as we travel down the trail through the Old Testament stories of Moses to discover God’s ultimate plan of salvation in Jesus, because “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” Hebrews 13:8.

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 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 6 p.m. Adult Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Youth groups have ended for the summer and will resume in August.

Unity Presbyterian

Worship service at 1207 E. Springhill Drive 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 our guest speaker from United Campus Ministries, the Rev. Joni Clark.

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, July 18, 6 to 8 p.m. is their next meeting. Unity supports local, national and international missions.

Amie Ellison is our choir director, Andrea Marlow is our organist. For the month of June, Unity will pray for Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education, Richmond, Va. and Charlotte, NC. We pray this week for Synod of Lincoln Trails, they serve the eight presbyteries in the Ohio Valley. Blessings to the staff and volunteers at Ryves Hall, a program of Catholic Charities, which serves young people.

We also have an outdoor sanctuary you may visit for quiet reflection at any time. All are welcome. Church office 812-299-2206, blog:, email:

 Memorial United Methodist

Memorial United Methodist Church, 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.

join us Sunday, June 30, 2013, for one service at 10 a.m. The sermon will be Youth Hinton Reclections. The Youth will have just returned from the mission trip to Hinton, S.C., and will share their reflections of their time traveling, working, listening, and ministering in Hinton.

Tai Chi with Rebecca Graves meets Tuesday and Friday 3 to 4 p.m. Now offering a “gentler” form of Tai Chi for Arthritis. Everyone is welcome.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) meets the third Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 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. Information contact Betty Porter, 812-877-9950.

For more information, call 812-234-0776, fax 812-235-3574 or visit

Unitarian Universalist

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation (FUUC), 1875 Fruitridge Ave., in Terre Haute. Our regular service is each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. This will be the Rev. Jennie Barrington last day to preach in the FUUC, Terre Haute. Barrington’s topic will be “Fresh Fields and Pastures New” (from John Milton’s poem, Lycidas). Our adult education group, the Rationalist Free-Thinkers discussion group meets at 9:15 a.m. at the church. The topic of the discussion, led by Dr. Ed Warner, will be: “what Worthy and Meaningful Movies are Appearing this Season?”

Children’s religious education at 10:50 a.m. There are two groups, youth ages 5 to 9 and tweens, ages 10 and up.

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

Central Presbyterian

Central Presbyterian Church (125 N. Seventh St.) will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Lant Davis’s sermon, “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” will be based on 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14, in which the prophet Elisha receives the mantle from the prophet Elijah. The service will include the commissioning of Camp Pyoca campers. Sunday school for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. After Sunday morning worship the congregation will come downstairs to Fellowship Hall for a “Fifth Sunday” carry-in meal. Meat, drinks, and service will be provided; bring a salad, vegetable or dessert to share. For details, call 812-232-5049 or visit

Reformed Presbyterian

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 “A Notable Example of Brotherly Love.” Also, the adult Sunday school is studying the book “What is a Healthy Church Member?” by Thabiti Anyabwhile. The congregation meets at 1407 N. 25th St.

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 by faith in him alone, and all for the glory of God.

Shelburn First Baptist

You are cordially invited to worship tomorrow. Interim pastor, the Rev. Ron Riggs, continues his “Ways to Witness” series with “Get Ready, Rehearse and Relay” from Acts 8 and the example of Philip. A baptismal service will be held to begin the service. Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. and worship is at 10 a.m. Route 56 for children is 10:40 a.m. Dusty and Samantha Tryon are out youth leaders. Adult and youth groups meet Sunday at 6 p.m. The community kitchen dinner is Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. On Wednesday the youth meet at 6:30 p.m. We are an American Baptist congregation and we meet at U.S. 41 and Mill Street. We can be reached at 812-397-5595 and online at

Terre Haute Bible Center

Adult Vacation Bible School will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m Wednesday, July 10, 17, 24 and 31. Come join us for a study on prophecy:

What’s Next? There will be singing, a message, activities, and refreshments.

We are an independent fundamental Bible church located at 3219 Evans Ave. (at old & new U.S. 41 North overpass) Terre Haute.

For questions or more information call the church at 812-460-4556. You may also visit our website at

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, Sunday, at 9:30 a.m. Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s message, “The Power of Truth in Advertising” (Luke 9: 51-62), and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and special musical praise to God by the Vacation Bible school children.

Fellowship in the Church Library will follow the Worship Service, 10:30 to 10:45 a.m. Sunday School classes are offered to all age groups and nursery care is provided. At 10:45 a.m., in friendship class (adult Bible study), Brian Royer will teach and lead discussion on “Joyful Worship Restored” (Ezra 3:1-7). At the same time, in the Cross and Flame Room, the Lamplighters discussion group continues their study on “Guerrila Lovers” (revolutionary compassion).

The Parent Trap, an adult 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.

Sunday school classes for children under the age of 3 to 18 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 to 12) taught by Gail Hayes and Nancy Rogers. The theme, this Sunday, is “Levi.”

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 Sundays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Interested students are welcome to become a member of this group. Contact the church for more information, the summer schedule and youth group events in June, July and August.

We are pleased to announce that Tiffany Grossman has been appointed as the new Youth Director. Tiffany earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at ISU. As a student at ISU, she served the United Campus Ministries program and Centenary very well in various capacities. The youth and Centenary members are looking forward to the new positive experiences we will share with Tiffany.

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.

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

Rosedale Baptist

Rosedale Baptist Church, 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 a.m. 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.

First Baptist

We invite you to join us for worship this Sunday at 9:30 am. We are currently involved in a seven part worship series built around the theme “The Heart of Worship.” The topic for this Sunday will be centered around the role of proclamation in worship with scripture text from 2 Timothy 3:14-15. Music will be provided by sanctuary choir as they sing an arrangement of “I’ll Tell It” by Thomas A. Dorsey. A children’s story is included in our worship each week, and afterward children in grades k-3 are dismissed to children’s church. Sunday school follows worship at 10:45 a.m. and we have classes for everyone. As a part of the “Heart of Worship” series, the pastoral staff is leading a discussion time in the sanctuary centered on the worship theme for that morning. The First Link Hospitality Center is available before and after the worship service providing a place for members and guests to enjoy freshly-brewed Rex coffee, light refreshments and conversation.

Our summer Bible study is Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. every week through the month of July. We have borrowed a theme from Dr. Suess “Oh, the Places You’ll Go” as we study the missionary journeys of Paul. Our youth group also meets Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and activities are provided for children and nursery care is available.

First Baptist Church is an American Baptist congregation located at 4701 E Poplar Drive. Our ministry staff consists of Bernie Jackson (senior pastor), Steve Newman (associate pastor for music/worship; John Campbell (associate pastor for youth/discipleship), Jill Kirchoff (children’s minister) and Gina Dorsett (pre-school director.) Further information regarding our church is available at

Eighth Ave Baptist

On Sunday June 30 in our 10 a.m. services, Pastor Dick Smith will deliver his Patriotic Message in celebration of 4th of July.

On the same day in our 6 p.m. services, we will be having our “5th Sunday Gospel Talent Night” with readings, skits, music, etc. to honor Our Lord. This program will be followed by a Fellowship hour in our Fellowship Hall.

Thursday July 4: “Happy Independence Day” our church Offices will be closed.

The week of Monday July 15 thru Friday July 19 brings our annual Vacation Bible School. This year’s theme will be: “Sonrise National Park.”

Hours will be: Mon. through Thurs. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; a program on Friday 7 p.m. will conclude the week, followed by a fellowship hour.

On Saturday July 20 (Our third Saturday of the month), we will be having our monthly “Family Prayer Breakfast,” This will be a devotional time with good food and fellowship.

Also Saturday July 20, from 1 to 3 p.m., our trustee board will be hosting a fundraiser “Ice Cream and Brownie Social.” Everything” will be homemade. Free will donations will be accepted.

To round out the month from Monday July 29 to Aug. 2, Church Camp will be taking place at Shakamak State Park.

For further information on any of these events, call the church offices at 812-235-5401.

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, located at 3050 E. Davis Drive, offers Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. with Sunday school classes 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.

note that our south campus is temporarily holding worship services in the Fellowship Center. The entrance to the fellowship/worship center is on west side of the building but the front entrance is open for your convenience as well.

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 to 10:40 a.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and also Wednesdays 6 to 8 p.m.

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 at 7 p.m. in Wide Eye Café. 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.

Mark your Calendars. Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School will be July 28-Aug. 1 at our North Campus. Registration is currently underway. Registration forms can be picked up at the churches or found on our website.

Upcoming Concerts (to be held at the South Campus):

Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. Miss Florence Eden Morris; Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. Open Heart Quartet; and Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. The Pfiefers.

For more information, call our South Campus at 812-232-4808 or North Campus 812-232-2478.

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

Trinity Lutheran

Trinity Lutheran Church located at 2620 Ohio Blvd. here in Terre Haute. Holy communion is offered and shared during our worship service.

Coming up on the last Sunday of June, June 30, the children in our congregation will be collecting Pennies for their Penny Power ministry during the service to help feed hungry children and people around the world through the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) World Hunger Organization.

Trinity Lutheran Church is also currently involved in praying for and raising funds to help people who are in need due to the recent damage done as tornadoes touched down throughout Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Illinois, and Iowa. If you would like to help know that gifts to ELCA Disaster Response will be used entirely, 100 percent, to help survivors of tornadoes rebuild their lives and livelihoods. Gfts may be contributed at or Gifts may also be contributed by calling 800-638-3522, or by mail to Lutheran Disaster Response, 39330 Treasury Center, Chicago, IL 60694-9300. write “U.S. Tornadoes” on your check’s memo line.

For more information, call 812-232-7628.

Grace Community

Mt Sinai is where God gave the 10 commandments to his people. From one perspective it was a great declaration of love and commitment to his “Special Treasure.” Today, we have turned a love relationship with God into a dead, legalistic marriage. We will focus on God’s expressions of love to us and how we can love him in return. Come and experience the difference Grace can make in your life,

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

We meet in the Gospel Assembly Church at 401 W Springhill Drive in Terre Haute. It is just west of Debaun’s 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.

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

First Congregational

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio, invites you to join us on Sunday, June 30th, as we continue our study in the book of Acts with the message “Bold in the Spirit.” When Peter and John healed the lame beggar, they opened up a can of theological worms for the powers that be in the Temple. Their message of resurrection and healing by God in the name of Jesus might have been great for the people, but it threatened the power structure and those who claimed the right to make decisions. With no idea how to deal with these new believers, the high priests tried to threaten these men spreading the news of Jesus’ remarkable message. Threats didn’t work, and the authorities let Peter and John go. Join us as we explore the beginnings of the church and the boldness the holy spirit gives to each us of us share Jesus’ message.

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.

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 or on facebook.

Seelyville United Methodist

 Pastor Jack Diel and the Seelyville UMC family invite you to join us on Sunday for morning worship beginning at 9:30 a.m. followed by Sunday school classes. We welcome our guest speaker Deb Moore Hardin who will bring us the message while Pastor Jack is on vacation. Jacque Trinler will be our liturgist and nursery care Volunteers are Nancy Fletcher and Karen Swanson.

Special music will be presented by Sharon and Michael Boswell and organist/pianist is Jane Linville. The fifth Sunday carry-in dinner will begin at 11:15 a.m. followed with a presentation by Sharon Boyle on the music therapy program at Saint Mary of the Wood’s College. Sharon is a talented, award-winning instructor of music therapy and will inform our congregation about her profession. Prepare a side dish and enjoy a fellowship meal with our congregation.

Beginning Yoga continues on Wednesday, July 3. Plan now for Vacation Bible School with a state fair theme from July 15 to 18 at our church. Registration forms are now available at the church. Contact Mary Wade or Amy Price if you can help.

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 or email