News From Terre Haute, Indiana


October 12, 2013

Church briefs: October 12, 2013

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First Unitarian Universalist Congregation

The church, located 1875 S. Fruitridge Ave., has Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. and children’s religious education at 10:50.

For this week’s program, we have two speakers from Journey of Hope, Bud Welch and Randy Steidl. Oct. 10 is World Day Against the Death Penalty.

Journey of Hope: from Violence to Healing is an organization led by murder victim family members that conducts public education speaking tours and addresses alternatives to the death penalty.

Bud Welch’s 23-year old daughter, Julie, and 167 others were killed in the bomb blast that destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah building in Oklahoma City. Although he had always opposed the death penalty, Julie’s death prompted bouts of anger, pain, hatred and revenge. Randy Steidl was wrongfully convicted and spent 17 years in Illinois prisons, including 12 on death row, before his exoneration in 2004, after an Illinois State Police investigation found that local police had botched their investigation.

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

We welcome everyone to UU congregation. We are handicapped-accessible and can provide large-print programs and hearing assistance devices if needed. We can be reached by phone at 812-232-1193, or find us on Facebook.

United Presbyterian Church, Clinton

The church worship at 10:45 a.m. with adult Sunday school class at 10. Pastor Mark Olson will deliver the sermon. See the Rev. Mark and Wendy’s pictures and comments from their recent trip spent retracing Paul’s footsteps at www.wholson.weebly.

com. Following Children’s time, the youngsters may go to the fellowship hall for church school during the rest of the worship service.

The liturgist in October is elder Oralene Killabrew. Light refreshments will be served in the fellowship hall following the service.

The church provides a warm meal every Thursday 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall at no cost and everyone welcome.

The Vermillion County Food Pantry is located in the former manse next to the church at 315 Mulberry. 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 food is available is Oct. 15.

World Gospel

The church’s 2013 missions conference is Oct. 25 – 27. The main speaker is George Verwer, author of several books, world missions advocate and founder of Operation Mobilization.

You are invited to come and hear him. He will be speaking Sunday, Oct. 27, during three services: 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. For more information you can visit the church website at under Upcoming Events.

Also, as part of the missions conference, gospel singing quartet the Rick Webb family performs Friday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Called “America’s Premiere Family Vocal Group,” the Rick Webb Family has had numerous No. 1 songs, and was named 2010 and 2011 Artists of the Year by 3,200 radio stations worldwide. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

World Gospel Church, 900 Gardendale Road., facing Indiana 46, about a half mile south of U.S. 40 (Wabash Avenue). Go to the church website or call 877-2075, ext. 20, for more information.

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 with the Rev. Dr. David Rosen. This Sunday, the congregation invites you to hear Patricia McIntyre. She is an adjunct professor of ethics on the graduate faculty of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. Childcare is available throughout the morning. Join us for fellowship following the service.

The church is a small church with a huge heart. Our youth group meets once a month; Thursday, Oct. 24, 6 to 8 p.m., is their next meeting. Unity supports local, national and international missions.

Amie Ellison is choir director, Andrea Marlow is the organist. Choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. each Thursday and 10 a.m. Sunday. For the month of October, Unity prays for Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Ga. This week we are sending God’s love and prayers to First Presbyterian Church, Clinton, and peace and respect for a good year for the staff, teachers, bus drivers and volunteers at Fuqua 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”; email:

Oregon Baptist

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

Sunday school starts each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Fred Harrison leads us in morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Youth groups meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. Junior ABY is for 2nd through 5th grades and Senior ABY is for 6th through 12th.

St. Benedict

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

Classes for preschool through 8th grade are Sunday at 9:30 a.m. For information or to register contact Rita Burns-Senseman,

Religious education and confirmation classes for all high school youth are Sunday, 5 to 6:45 p.m. A complete schedule is at Contact Janet,, if you have any questions or to register. All are welcome.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) classes are Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Center, 2322 N. 13 1/2 St. For information or to register contact Sue Butwin, 232-8421, or

Sunday, Nov. 3, after 11 a.m. Mass, St. Benedict’s Faith Formation Committee will host Father Vince Lampert, who will present “The Reality of Evil and the Church’s Ministry to Those Struggling Against the Forces of Evil.”

He will share his experiences as exorcist for the archdiocese and present the church teaching on the topic of evil, citing biblical references.

A soup lunch will be served before presentation. RSVP to Tina Elliot,, by Sunday, Oct. 27.

The next Secular Franciscans and Friends Soup Kitchen Breakfast is scheduled Saturday, Oct. 19, 9 to 11 a.m., in St. Benedict’s Soup Kitchen.

St. Joseph University Parish

Friar Mark Weaver, pastor, and parish, 113 S. Fifth St., invite you to celebrate Mass with us this weekend. Mass is 5 p.m. Saturday. Sunday Masses are 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weekday Mass is celebrated 5:15 p.m. Join us every Thursday for Eucharistic Adoration, 6 to 9 p.m. The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The chaplet begins after the conclusion of the 5:15 p.m. weekday Mass. For more information about our services or programs call the parish office, 812-232-7011.

Preschool through 8th-grade religious education classes are Sunday at 10:15 a.m. Contact Elizabeth Davis at parish office or for information or to register.

The next high school religious education class is Sunday, Oct. 20, 5 to 6:30 p.m., at St. Patrick Family Life Center. High school youth confirmation classes are Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:15 p.m., at St. Margaret Mary Legacy Room. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee, jummp.youthminister@, for the class schedule or to register.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) classes are Wednesday evenings. For information or to register contact Donna McKenzie at

St. Margaret Mary

Fr. Rick Ginther, pastor, and parish community, 2405 S. Seventh St., invite you to join us for weekend Mass Saturday at 4 p.m. or Sunday at 11 a.m. Misa en Espanol a las dos todos los Domingos (Spanish Mass each Sunday at 2 p.m.). Check the weekly bulletin for weekday Mass times. Our bulletin is available online at www.smm-terre The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered on Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. 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 preschool through 8th grade are Sunday, 9:30-10:45 a.m. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at

The next high school religious education class is Sunday, Oct. 20, 5 to 6:30 p.m., at St. Patrick Family Life Center. High school youth confirmation classes are Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:15 p.m., at St. Margaret Mary Legacy Room. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee, jummp.youthminister@, for the class schedule or to register.

Sunday morning study group meets 9:30 a.m. to study the life of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. All are welcome to join us to learn about our Indiana saint. We will meet in the parish office. Plan to attend this time of learning and fellowship.

An adult study group meeting Friday mornings to study “Catholicism” by Fr. Barron. Friday sessions are in Legacy Room and after 9 a.m. Mass. There is no charge for either adult faith program.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) classes are Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Center, 2322 N. 13 /2 St. For information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup, 232-8518, or dwen

St. Mary’s Village

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

St. Patrick

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 also 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 parish office at 812-232-8518.

Religious education classes for preschool through 8th grade are Sunday, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at donna.wenstrup@saint

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) classes are Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Center, 2322 N. 13 1/2 St. Contact Donna Wenstrup at

High school religious education classes are Sunday, 5 to 6:30 p.m., at St. Patrick Family Life Center. Confirmation classes are Thursday at St. Margaret Mary Legacy Room, 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information, the schedule or to register for high school religious education and confirmation classes at jummp.youthminister@

Adult faith formation programs are Sunday and Thursday. On Sunday morning at 10:15 in St. Patrick Parish Life Center, Room A, a study on Paul’s Letter to the Galatians will be offered. This is a DVD presentation by Jeff Cavins, an engaging and gifted scripture teacher. “James: Pearls for Wise Living,” a 10-week study, is offered Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick school library. For information or registration contact the St. Patrick parish office at 232-8518.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

The church parishioners, 2322 N. 13 1/2 St., welcome you to celebrate Mass at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Weekday Mass is Friday at 11 a.m. For more information about our parish or programs call the office, 812-466-1231.

High school religious education and confirmation classes are Sunday at St. Benedict Parish Center, 5 to 6:45 p.m. Contact Janet,, if you have any questions or to register. All are welcome.

Adult Bible study of the gospel of Matthew meets Monday, Oct. 14, at 6:30 p.m., in parish office. Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) classes are Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Center. For information or to register contact Barb Black 466-1231 or

Annunciation, Brazil

The parishioners of the church, at 19 N. Alabama, Brazil, invite you to Mass Saturday at 4:30 p.m. or Sunday at 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.

Join in the fun of the inaugural Society of St. Vincent DePaul Hog Roast Fundraiser. Mark your calendars for Saturday, Oct. 26, 6 p.m., at Kennedy Crossing Bingo Hall (Kennedy Crossing Road, just north of Highway 340, on the east side of Northview High School). For $5, enjoy meal of a barbecue sandwich, applesauce, baked beans, cole slaw, tea, water and lemonade. All desserts are $1.

Sacred Heart, Clinton

Fr. Michael Fritsch and the parish, 558 Nebeker St., 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 12:05 p.m.

St. Joseph, Rockville

Fr. Michael Fritsch and parish, 217 E Ohio St., invite you to celebrate Mass Sunday at 11:15 a.m. Weekday Masses are Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. The Covered Bridge Festival is Oct. 11 through 20; St. Joseph Church has the cruller stand on the southwest corner of the square in downtown Rockville. Come and buy crullers.

Deanery Pastoral Center

The center will be presenting the program “Catholicism: The New Evangelization” on Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to noon this fall. Sessions begin Nov. 5 and continue for six weeks until Dec. 10. This program explores the church’s mission and challenges of contemporary culture. Hosted by Father Robert Barron, the documentary focuses on the cultural challenges the church faces today. In classic documentary style, Fr. Barron is joined by a large group of Catholics, both well-known and ordinary. For more information or to register contact Sr. Mary Montgomery at 812-232-8400 or

St. George’s Episcopal, West Terre Haute

Welcome to all who enter. The parishioners of the church 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. Our Sunday morning worship service of Holy Eucharist is 10 a.m. After Holy Eucharist, we gather in the church hall for fellowship. Supply priests, a parade of priests from the diocese, scheduled to minister to us on Sundays. The Rev. Larry McMahan is the celebrant Oct. 13.

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

Riley Bible

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

For directions or more information call 812-230-6053, go to our website at www.rileybible or check us out on Facebook at “RileyBibleChurch.”

Maple Avenue United Methodist

The church welcomes all to worship this Sunday at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday school classes for all ages meets at 9:30 a.m. between two worship services.  Pastor David Rockhill invites all to hear several people share their testimonies on how God has touched their lives. This service of sharing will be an inspirational message through song as well as message.

This week the hymns will include “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee,” “The Lilly of The Valley,” and “Wonderful Words of Life.” At 10:30 a.m. service the children’s sermon will be given and junior church offered.

We offer free transportation to and from 10:30 a.m. worship service. If you would like a ride to church, call the church office before noon Fridays during the week. We will be happy to pick you up and bring you to church. Call the church, 812-232-7263. We hope you will join us for this inspirational worship service 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 theater 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 the 14th & Chestnut Community Center. Something for everyone at Maple Avenue UMC. For more information, check us out online at _umc/.

Saint John Missionary Baptist

Join us as we celebrate Women’s Day Sunday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m. We are pleased to have Mrs. Mary Beth Seaward of Prince of Peace Baptist Church as keynote speaker. The program will also feature special musical guests.

The church is located, 1915 Buckeye St. The Rev. Dexter D. Jordan is pastor. Everyone is cordially invited to attend this celebration. For further information, contact the church at 812-232-2122.

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 Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Hear lay minister Deb Moore Hardin’s message, and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and chancel choir, directed by Erich Kendall, singing the hymn “All Glory, Laud and Honor” (Theodulph and Tenchner).

 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 Room (adult Bible study), Brian Royer will teach and lead discussion on “A Promise to Sarah” (Genesis 17). In Cross and Flame Room, Lamplighters Discussion Group is deciding their next study.

 The Parent Trap, a class for parents with young children, meets in Thirza Bunce Room, 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. At same time in Disciple Room, Connections, a class for young adults 18-30, meets.

 Sunday school classes for children from under 3 through 18 years include: preschool, taught by April Allen; primary class, taught by Angie Boyd; juniors class, taught by Michel Starkey; and youth class, taught by Gail Hayes and Nancy Rogers. The topic this Sunday is “David and Goliath.”

 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 Sunday evenings. The new schedule is: middle school youth group meets, 5 to 5:45 p.m.; 5:45 to 6:30 p.m., all youth groups will have dinner and games together; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., the high school youth group meet. In October, all groups will meet at Central Presbyterian Church. Interested students are welcome to become members of this group. Note that there will be no meeting Oct. 13 because of students’ fall break.

Big Questions, a discussion group for college students and young adults, meets Sunday evenings, 6-7 p.m. A pizza supper will be served. The group is reading and discussing the book, “Lord, Save Us From Your Followers: Why Is the Gospel of Love Dividing America?”

 A short-term class, “The Way of Discernment,” explores decision-making as a matter of faithful Christian living. Join us 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 17 and 24. Our pastor, Jimmy Moore, will facilitate this study and lead the discussion.

 A “Princess Party” is at Central Presbyterian Church and a “Boys Night” at Centenary U M. Church Friday, Oct. 18. Call the Rev. Phyllis Peters, director of education, at 812-232-2319 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 Thursdays, 11 a.m. to noon.

 Upcoming event: The “Arts and Holiday Gift Fair” held at Centenary Nov. 1-2. For items to be donated and to reserve a “craftperson’s table,” call Chris Schellenberg at 812-234-1218.

If you are interested in singing in the chancel choir, come and join our rehearsals Sunday, 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Contact the church office at 812-32-2319 if you are interested in any of the activities listed above or in our very active women’s ministries.

 Central Presbyterian

The church, 125 N. Seventh St., will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Lant Davis’ sermon, “Do Your Best,” is based on 2 Timothy 2:8-15, in which the writer warns and encourages the church. 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. At 9:30 a.m. next Saturday, a carry-in brunch at the church for women and children interested in making crafts for the upcoming church bazaar. For details, call church office, 812-232-5049 or visit us online at

Saint’s Home Church of God in Christ

The church’s pastor’s anniversary committee is excited to extend an invitation to join us in celebrating Dr. Mother Dorothy M.O. Blade’s “First Ladies” night Friday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m.

 This occasion is to honor Mother Blade for her 52 years of laboring in the vineyard as a first lady. The service will include songs, tributes and the word of God to encourage her. Our guest speaker will be missionary Jackie Steen from South Bend. The service is at the church, 2210 N. 13th St. For more information, call the church at 812-232-3283.

Rosedale Baptist

The church is at Depot and Middle streets. Telephone number, 765-548-2857, and the pastor is Randy McPike. The Sunday worship service is 9:30 a.m., Sunday school at 10:30, Sunday evening service at 7 p.m., Wednesday night prayer and Bible study at 7 p.m. Every third Sunday of the month, come and join us for our new youth group program. At 11:30, music and a skit for the kids, followed by lunch and a lesson. There will be something new and different every month.

Central Christian — Disciples of Christ

The church is an open and affirming congregation. All are welcome to worship with us Sunday at 9:30 a.m. We celebrate the Lord’s Supper, communion, every Sunday, and our table is open for all who wish to partake. A special time is offered for the young church. After worship a time of fellowship with donuts and drinks will take place.

Immediately after worship this Sunday, we will celebrate our annual Blessing of the pets and animals in church parking lot. Congregants are encouraged to bring their pets, photos of pets, and/or stuffed animals to this special service.

Sunday school for all ages, at 11 a.m. An adult Bible study takes place Monday at 9 at the church.

Our Christian Kids group meets Sunday afternoon at Bouncin Barn for a fun time of fellowship. This group is open to elementary children.

Our Active Adults group is having dinner at Pappy’s Barbeque, Brazil. The group meets at 6:30 pm Friday, Oct. 18. Sign up at the church information center.

Mark your calendars for our 10th annual Evening of Music and Chocolate. This evening is Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at the church. This year we are featuring the music of Dr. Jimmy Finnie with the ISU Steel Band and Percussion Ensemble. Admission includes a drink and a full dessert serving generously donated by area businesses. Advance tickets are now available at the church or from any choir member. Proceeds go to music ministry of Central Christian Church and United Campus Ministries.

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

Located at 4950 E. Wabash Ave. The church office can be reached at 812-877-9959. Our church website is www.cccth

Mount Pleasant

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

Our south campus, 3050 E. Davis Drive, offers Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m., Sunday school classes at 10. Our north campus, 1075 N. Fruitridge Ave., offers Sunday school at 9 with worship service at 10. 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 mornings, our Worship Center. The entrance to 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 about 10 minutes after each service begins, but the worship center will remain open during the entire service.)

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 church campus this year.

South campus activities:

An evening service called “6:35”, at 6:35 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month. 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 six through senior, meets 9:50 to 10:40 a.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sundays, and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays. X-Treme Tweenz is a group for all fifth-graders that meets bi-monthly from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sundays from October to May.

Our fall session of Boost, our Wednesday midweek gathering, is under way. Dinner starts at 5:15 p.m. in the fellowship center and classes for all ages are 6:30. Boost is still at our south campus.

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

North campus activities:

Our Care Group meets 10 a.m. Thursday to help spread Christ’s message to shut-ins and newcomers.

Upcoming concerts (South Campus)

7 p.m. Oct. 24: The Pfeifers (

New Groups

Young adults (college students and up) life group meets Thursday nights, at 6:30. Call the south campus office for directions.

Our Journey Forward, a support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide, meets the second Thursday of each month at the north campus. Dinner at 6 p.m. and the group meeting starts at 7. For more information email or call the north campus office.

For more information, call our south campus at 812-232-4808 or north campus, 812-232-2478.

You can also visit our website at www.mountpleasantfamily

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

First Baptist

You are invited to join us for worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. The Sunday morning service includes hymns and praise songs, music by the Sanctuary Choir, Bell Choir, orchestra, and other musical groups with organ and piano accompaniment. If you appreciate a service with a more traditional style, we especially invite you to worship Sunday mornings. This week’s worship will be a special service of music and word, built around the theme “God’s Story — Our Story” with scripture focus from Luke 24:13-35. The service will be led by our associate pastor for music/worship, the Rev. Steve Newman, and will include anthems by The First Baptist Senior Singers and The Sanctuary Choir. A children’s story is included each Sunday, after which children in grades k-3 are dismissed to Children’s Church. The First Link Hospitality Center is available before and after worship, providing a place for regular attenders and guests to enjoy light refreshments and conversation. Sunday School is 10:45 a.m. with classes provided for all ages, including nine adult class options.

The Link Service is offered Sunday at 6 pm and offers a more contemporary, praise band style of worship. John Campbell, our associate pastor for youth/discipleship will be preaching as he continues the sermon series “The Story.” This week we will be looking at “The Sign of The Covenant” with scripture text from Genesis 17:1-27. This Sunday evening we also observe communion, seated around the tables in Esken Hall. Programming is available during The Link for elementary age children and preschool child care is also available.

Our youth group meets Wednesday at 6:30, following a church dinner at 5:45. Other Wednesday evening programs include Bible Study, Bible Seekers for elementary children, and Sanctuary Choir and Bell Choir rehearsals.

First Baptist Church, 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Further information about our church is available at

Seelyville United Methodist

Pastor Jack Diel and Seelyville UMC family invite you to join us Sunday, Oct. 13, for morning worship at 9:30 a.m. Nursery volunteers during the service will be Melody McKinney and Jo Phillips. Following worship we will enjoy a time of fellowship hosted by Scrapbooking Group. Kid’s Hour meets, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster. Sunday School meets at 10:45.

Scripture readings for this Sunday are Psalm 66:1-12 and Luke 17:11-19 with Connie Atkinson serving as Liturgist. The choir, under the direction of Cathleen Flynn, will present special music. New members are always welcome with rehearsals at 8:30 each Sunday morning. Hymns for this Sunday are “Great Is Thy Faithfulness,” “Give Thanks,” and “God of the Sparrow, God of the Whale,” accompanied by organist/pianist Jane Linville.

Pastor Jack’s sermon is titled “Faith With Gratitude” and will remind us that persons of faith should remember that God’s love, grace, healing and wholeness are gifts for which we should be grateful. Through our stewardship, we give thanks to God in proportion to our gratitude.

The life of our church continues during the day Saturday and Sunday afternoon with scrapbook enthusiasts gathering in Fellowship Hall for the “Fall Into Scrapbooking Week End.” Come join or take a look at the beautiful work done by this group Saturday, at 9 a.m. and Sunday, noon until 7 p.m.

Church Work Day is Saturday, Oct. 12 will welcome help for a fall housecleaning by members and RHIT students, at 8:30 a.m. Lunch will be served, coordinated by Judy Elsey.

On Tuesday, Oct. 15, Prayer and Bible Study group continues at 10 a.m. The Staff Parish Relations Committee meets at 6:15 p.m. followed by Consecration Team Planning session at 7, both on Tuesday. Week 7 of the “Legacy Journey” continues Thursday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. and is led by Steve and Patty Jones, assisted by Bob and Pam Webster. On Friday, Oct. 19, Emmaus group meets in the Atkinson home at 6:30 p.m.

We look forward to Consecration Sunday followed by dinner Oct. 20. Contact the church office if you would like to make a dinner reservation. Seelyville United Methodist Church, 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

Trinity Lutheran

Come and join us at our 10 a.m. Worship Service each Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2620 Ohio Blvd., Terre Haute. Holy Communion is offered and shared during our Worship Service. Sunday School is also available for children and adults and begins at 9.

Coming up Sunday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m., Christian band, Graybeard, will entertain us and minister to us using their musical gifts. Their musical styles include Christian contemporary, traditional, folk, Celtic, bluegrass, reggae and rock. All members of the band sing and play musical instruments and a good portion of the music is original, written by band members. All are welcome, come and join us, admission is free and a free will love offering for Graybeard and their ministry may be given by anyone who wishes or feels led to do so.

Also, continue to lift up in prayer the communities and people in Colorado affected by deadly floodwaters. In addition to your prayers you can donate money to Lutheran Disaster Response and specify that your gift be used for flood relief. Gifts designated to “U.S. Floods” will be used in full - 100 percent - to help disaster survivors clean up, rebuild and recover. Your generous offerings of prayer and financial support will help those affected in Colorado and other areas on the long road to recovery. Donations may be dropped off at our church or send them to: Lutheran Disaster Response, 39330 Treasury Center, Chicago, IL 60694-9300; Write “U.S. Flood Relief” on your check’s memo line.

Or you may make a donation with your credit card by calling: 800-638-3522 .

For more details concerning Trinity Lutheran Church or our ministries, call 812-232-7628.

Northside Wesleyan

2439 N. 141⁄2 St., Terre Haute, Pastor Eddie Hayes

Associate pastor Neva McFarland

Pastor Eddie Hayes invites you to worship God with us, to feel his presence, and his love.

Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service 10:30 a.m.; Sunday evening service 6 p.m.; Wednesday service 6:30 p.m.

October is Pastor Appreciation Month. To honor of our pastor we will be celebrating Oct. 20 with a carry-in dinner following morning service. There are no words to fully express our love and appreciation for pastor Eddie Hayes and his wife, Sister Janice, along with assistant pastor Neva McFarland and her husband, Brother Steve. We want to show them how much we love and appreciate them.

We will soon have a new look at Northside Wesleyan Church inside and out.

Plans are getting under way with Pastor and others working on the remodeling.

The Lord has been blessing us and we want to thank Him for all the things He is doing for us at Northside. Sister Neva McFarland is doing a Bible study on the book of John on Wednesday evenings at 6:30.

First Congregational

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio, invites you to join us Sunday, Oct.13, as the Rev. Carlson continues “Our Favorite Verses” with the sermon “Dazed and Confused.” Life can throw things at us that make us wonder how we can move forward and can stop us in our tracks, unclear on how to proceed. We are fortunate that the Bible gives us direction that can clear our paths and guide our steps. Join us as we identify five verses that can service as the map for getting beyond those confusing and immobilizing days.

Services are 8:30 (meditative) and 10:30 (traditional). There is a children’s service during 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.

Throughout October we will be focusing on our “Hats and Hands for Hope” mission project, collecting hats, scarves and gloves/mittens for the children and youth in our community. Members and friends are invited to contribute items to this project so that on the first Sunday in November we can bless the items and deliver them to youth programs.

You can find us online at or on Facebook.

United Methodist Temple

Pastor Steve Cain and the United Methodist Temple family invite all to come and join them in worship of God who loves all. Our worship is every Sunday at 8:45 a.m. for our more traditional liturgical service, and 11 a.m. for our praise team led service. Sunday school happens at 10 a.m. for every age group.

This Sunday the chancel choir will sing “Forever In Your Love” by Larson. We will sing hymns and enjoy the presence of God in each other. The message will be Two Widows Who Give. Jesus describes a widow in Mark 12:41-44 who gave her all for love of God, even though it might mean going hungry. This widow reminds us all of another widow in I Kings 1:7-16 who was asked by God to feed Elijah the prophet. For her to give her last food to the Prophet of God meant that God miraculously was able to provide a meal jar and oil jar that never ran out, a perpetual supply of sustenance. At a time of famine, this miracle was never forgotten. So often in bad times, we forget that God is so concerned for the poor and is waiting to pour out blessings on all who seek him with undivided heart and mind. God’s concern for all of us is never failing and constant.

Our weekly schedule:

Monday: 10:30 a.m., Holy Yoga; noon to 2:15 p.m., Celebrate Recovery

Tuesday: 7 p.m., Bible Study on Book of Phillipians chapter 5 at Westminister Village

Wednesday: 10 a.m., Study of David Beth Moore; 10:30, Holy Yoga with Macy Kalb; 6 p.m., Weight Watchers; 6 p.m., Scout Troop 8

Thursday: 10 a.m., Piecemakers; 6 p.m., Bell Choir practice; 7:15, Chancel Choir practice

Friday: 10:30 a.m., Holy Yoga

Our offices can be reached and our staffers through 812-299-1898 and our secretary/volunteer coordinator Margaret Fulsom. Jill Kuckewich is our music director, kids hope director, and financial secretary. Doug Sperry is our pianist and organist. Janet Friedrich is director of the Temple Pre School. Pastor Steve can be reached at the above number or by email at

Grace Community

Everyone at Grace Community church invites you to our Sunday worship. This Sunday we will talk about Persecuted Church. God’s heart is kind. This is what you will experience at Grace Community Church. Our worship, 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 contemporary/traditional mix and led by top notch musicians whose love for God and people are expressed in clear and comfortable ways. If you feel drawn to God in any way, Grace is a good place to be. If you need a prayer, use www.prayforyouin

We meet in Gospel Assembly Church, 401 W. Springhill Drive, Terre Haute. It is just west of DeBaun Funeral home on the north side of the street.

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


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    March 12, 2010