News From Terre Haute, Indiana

May 25, 2013

CHURCH BRIEFS: May 25, 2013


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New Life Fellowship

Sunday school and morning worship at 10 a.m. and evening worship at 6 p.m. On Wednesday evening we have an array of activities to fit the needs of all ages at 6:30 p.m. Kidz church worship in our interactive and dynamic live worship center while the adult Bible study meets in the Fellowship Hall. Elevate youth (ages 12 through high school) meet at 6:30 at the north campus. Home fellowship groups meet in homes throughout the area; call 812-877-9348 to find a group near you. Elevate college and career (ages 19 to 25) meet on Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the north campus. Come check us out, 7849 Wabash Ave., East Glenn,

Maple Avenue United Methodist

 The church welcomes all to worship with us this Sunday at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Pastor David Rockhill invites all to hear his message “In Praise of Suffering,” which will include scripture Romans 5:1-5. This week our theme is hardship is a part of life and by the power of God can make us stronger. Also this week the choruses and hymns will include “This Is My Father’s World,” “Just A Closer Walk With Thee,” and “O Master, Let Me Walk With Thee.” At the 10:30 a.m. service the children’s sermon will be given and the chancel choir will sing an anthem.

We offer free transportation to and from the 10:30 a.m. worship service. If you would like a ride to church, call the church office before noon on Fridays during the week. We will be happy to pick you up and bring you to church. You may call the church at 812-232-7263.

Maple Avenue offers many programs for adults and children alike. Programs available to all include: GED classes, adult basic education classes, after school tutoring (grades 1-5), after school open gym, (grades 1-5), daycare, preschool. music programs include: the chancel choir, Summer dinner theatre productions, Spring cabaret, Christmas and Easter cantatas with orchestra and children’s choir. Missions and service opportunities include: prayer chain, operation classroom, penny drive for Lebanon Children’s Home, United Campus Ministries, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, Habitat for Humanity, and 14th and Chestnut Community Center. There is something for everyone at Maple Avenue UMC and we hope you will join us for an inspirational worship service. For more information, visit

Annunciation, Brazil

Father John Hollowell and the parishioners of Annunciation Church, 19 N. Alabama, Brazil, welcome you to join them for Mass today at 4:30 p.m. or Sunday 8:30 a.m. Weekday masses are celebrated on Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and on Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. On Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. a Latin Mass will be celebrated. Hear deacon Steve Gretencord and Father Hollowell talk on bioethics and end-of-life issues on WHOJ radio (91.9 FM) Sunday at 2 p.m. On the first Saturday of each month from 9 to 11 a.m. the sacrament of reconciliation will be available and adoration of the blessed sacrament will be observed. The first Saturday service will conclude with benediction at 11 a.m. For information, call 812-448-1901.

St. Benedict Church

The parish community of St. Benedict, 111 S. Ninth St. celebrates Mass on Saturday evening at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday morning at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Mass is celebrated each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 12:05 p.m. For more information, call 812-232-8421.

West Virginia Nazareth Farm trip will be June 23-29 this year. Come join other groups of teens from all over the country as you work, pray, laugh, and serve together. We go out in groups each day and help others. There’s plenty of time to hang out at the farm, do chores, and make some really great friends. For more information, contact Janet Roth at

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

Vacation Bible school is around just the corner. Vacation Bible school will be June 24-28 from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Patrick School. VBS is for children age 4 to grade five. Our theme this year is “Travel through Time with the Saints.” For more information or to register, call 812-232-8421.

The St. Benedict Parish Fun Fest has been scheduled for July 12-13. Raffle tickets are $5 each, or 3 for $10, or 8 for $25. The early bird will be drawn on June 4, June 11, June 18, June 25 and winners will be notified. Early bird winners are still eligible for the July 13 drawing. For more information, call 812-232-8421.

St. Joseph University Parish

Friar Mark Weaver, Pastor and the 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 at 9 a.m., 11:30 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. join in praying the Rosary every Sunday in May at 11 am (between the Masses.) For more information, call 812-232-7011.

West Virginia Nazareth Farm trip will be June 23-29 this year. Come join other groups of teens from all over the country as you work, pray, laugh and serve together. We go out in groups each day and help others. There’s plenty of time to hang out at the farm, do chores, and make some really great friends. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information at

Vacation Bible school is around just the corner. Vacation Bible school will be June 24-28 from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Patrick School. VBS is for children age 4 to grade five. Our theme this year is “Travel through Time with the Saints.” For more information or to register, contact Elizabeth Davis at

St. Margaret Mary Church

Fr. Rick Ginther, Pastor and the St. Margaret Mary parish community invite you to join us for weekend Mass on 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 at We are at 2405 S. Seventh St. For more information about our parish or any of our programs, visit us on-line or call the parish office at 812-232-3512.

Shop the JUMMP rummage sale today at St. Patrick’s Family Life Center. Household items, children’s clothes, maternity clothes, furniture, working electronics, kitchenware, exercise equipment, and lots of miscellaneous. Sale begins at 8 a.m.

West Virginia Nazareth Farm trip will be June 23-29 this year. Come join other groups of teens from all over the country as you work, pray, laugh, and serve together. We go out in groups each day and help others. There’s plenty of time to hang out at the farm, do chores and make some really great friends.Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information at

Vacation Bible school is around just the corner. Vacation Bible school will be June 24-28 from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Patrick School. VBS is for children age 4 to grade five. Our theme this year is “Travel through Time with the Saints.” For more information or to register, contact Donna Wenstrup 812-232-3512 or

Adult Faith Formation continues with the Sunday morning Bible study, Revelation, from the Great Adventure Bible Study series with Jeff Cavins.Group meets in the parish office building on Sunday from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. The faith formation commission will be offering a series of prayer experiences which will help us further develop our listening skills and to deepen our relationship with God during this Year of Faith.Theological Reflection helps us discern cultural vs. scriptural voices. On Friday, June 7, 9:30 a.m., you are invited to “Theological Reflection/Guided Imagery” for ages 10 and older. Babysitting is provided.

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 on Sunday morning at 9 a.m. Our Sunday morning religious education program has ended for the current school year, so now we are looking forward to vacation Bible school. Our theme for vacation Bible school this year is “Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God.” Sessions will be from 6 to 9 p.m. June 17-21. For information or to register, call 812-535-1261.

St. Patrick Church

Fr. Rick Ginther, Pastor and St. Patrick parish community, 1807 Poplar St., invite you to weekend liturgy on Saturday at 6 p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m. You are also welcome to join us for weekday Mass on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 8:15 a.m. For information, call 812-232-8518.

Vacation Bible school is around just the corner. Vacation Bible school will be June 24-28 from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Patrick School. VBS is for children age 4 to grade five. Our theme this year is “Travel through Time with the Saints.” For more information or to register, contact Donna Wenstrup 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.

The Faith Formation Commission will be offering a series of prayer experiences which will help us further develop our listening skills and to deepen our relationship with God during this year of faith. Theological reflection helps us discern cultural vs. scriptural voices. At 6:30 p.m. on June 10, you are invited to “Theological Reflection/Guided Imagery” for ages 10 to adult. Babysitting is provided.

Shop the JUMMP rummage sale today at St. Patrick’s Family Life Center today. Household items, children’s clothes, maternity clothes, furniture, working electronics, kitchenware, exercise equipment and lots of miscellaneous. Sale begins at 8 a.m. Our sale will raise much needed funds for our annual youth mission trip to Nazareth Farm.

West Virginia Nazareth Farm trip will be June 23-29 this year. Come join other groups of teens from all over the country as you work, pray, laugh and serve together. We go out in groups each day and help others.There’s plenty of time to hang out at the farm, do chores and make some really great friends. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information at

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

Sacred Heart of Jesus parishioners welcome you to celebrate Mass with them at 6:30 pm on Saturday and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. Weekday Mass is on Thursday at 10:45 a.m. We are located at 2322 N. 13th St. For more information, call 812-466-1231.

For information about our high school youth ministry events, contact Janet Roth at

Our parish fundraiser, “Sunday with Sinatra” will be at noon June 9. Outback Steak House will again be preparing the food and Old Blue Eyes will be coming back to entertain us.The cost is $30 per person, and only 106 tickets will be sold, so be sure to get them early. Raffle tickets to be sold for $5 each. Raffle prizes are: a $500 Visa gift card, an Android Jelly Bean Galaxy Tab 2 and a 30” flat screen TV. Some of the proceeds from last year’s Sunday with Sinatra went to paint the interior of the church. With your help we can continue to improve Sacred Heart and assist those in need. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 812-466-1231.

Deanery Pastoral Center

You are invited to participate in one or two experiences in prayer offered at the Deanery Center on Wednesdays, 10 to 11 a.m., May 29 and June 5. The prayer sessions are as follows:May 29 - “Lectio Divina” (Sr. Mary Montgomery, SP) and June 5 - “Centering Prayer” (Sr. Paula Damiano, SP). There is no charge. To register in advance, call 812-232-8400.

Have you or someone you love ever thought about becoming Catholic? If so, Sacred Heart, St. Benedict, St. Margaret Mary and St. Patrick Parishes invite you to a time of inquiry. The gatherings will offer you a time to question and explore many aspects of the Catholic faith while learning more about the basic teachings of the Catholic Church. These informal sessions will help you determine if you will want to enter the more formal RCIA classes which will begin in late August. Next session will be May 29, 6:30 p.m. at the Deanery Pastoral Center, 1801 Poplar St. For information contact Donna Wenstrup 812-232-8518 or

Rio Grande Baptist

join us for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. We worship with traditional hymns as well as contemporary praise and worship songs. Pastor Matt Larimer presents a children’s message after which all children and youth are invited to attend classes during the regular sermon. Youth group meets at 6:30 p.m. Sunday evening.

Wednesday evening is prayer meeting at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend as we prayer for each other, our community, our nation, and the sick and hurting everywhere.

June 3-5 we will be our Vacation Bible school program for ages pre-k to grade five from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The them is “Game Day,” so be ready for fun and action. You may pre-register at

Rio Grande is at 4411 E. Rio Grande Ave, Terre Haute, IN 47805. For more information, visit or email at terrehauteRGBC@

Centenary United Methodist

The congregation of Centenary, located at 301 N. Seventh St. in Terre Haute’s Arts Corridor and adjacent to Indiana State University, welcomes you to our beautiful 147-year-old church. We invite you to worship with us, Sunday, at 9:30 a.m. Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s message “The Trinity Among Us” (1 Corinthians 12:1-7), and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and hear Samantha Hayes praising God with her wonderful voice.

Fellowship in the Church Library will follow the worship service, from 10:30 to 10:45 a.m. Sunday school classes are offered to all age groups and nursery care is provided. At 10:45 a.m., in the friendship class (adult Bible class), Brian Royer will teach and lead discussion on “Hope in the Day of the Lord” (2 Peter 3: 1-15a). At the same time, in the Cross and Flame Room, the Lamplighters discussion group continues their study on “Guerrilla 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 is led by Leah Allman and Michel Starkey. They are reading and discussing the book, “Sticky Faith,” by Kara E. Powell.

Sunday school classes for children under the age of 3 to 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 theme, this Sunday, is “First Called Christians.”

The 7th Cents youth group, a combined Central Presbyterian Church and Centenary U. M. Church group of students from middle school and high school classes, meets on Sundays, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Interested students are welcome to become a member of this group. A Bowling Party is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m Thursday at Vigo Bowl. This will be the youth group’s year-end event.

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.

Oregon Baptist Church

Oregon Baptist Church is an American Baptist Church at 11200 S. Carlisle St. Terre Haute, IN 47802; 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. Sunday evening service is at 6 p.m. Adult Bible study at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. There is also youth groups for pre-k through high school on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. The pre-k to second grade are learning “Values to Grow By” this year using a series from Veggie Tales. The second through fifth graders are “Traveling Route 66” (66 books of the Bible). join us as we learn more about God’s word, play games and have a snack.

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 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 also 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 the 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 p.m., 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.

For more information about our faith or for more information about our meetings, call 812-219-8578 or 812-219-8933 and visit

Join us for this upcoming event: June 14, 2013—Mormon Tabernacle Choir in concert at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, call 812-219-8578.

Peniel United Methodist Church

At 6 p.m. on Thursday, will be the annual family night with lots of good food and fellowship.

Looking ahead, choir practice will be June 5 at 7 p.m. Their dedication and the music they provide makes our church service complete.

Pastor Pippin’s mesage for this Sunday is “Triple Play for God.” A reminder to save those box tops and help provide for the Brazil Food Pantry. For more information, call 812-443-8489.

Remember, Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by church service at 10:45.

Church of Christ at Terre Haute

Are you looking for the church you read about in the New Testament? We invite you to come visit with us. We assemble in the meeting room of the Holiday Inn Express (Exit 11, Interstate 70 and Indiana 46, behind McDonald’s) Sundays at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. We are committed to holding fast the pattern of sound words, without adding to, subtracting from, or substituting for the Lord’s way. Check out our website, We’re happy to get together with you to study and answer any questions you may have with an open Bible. Contact John Edwards at 812-320-4450 or

Unitarian Universalist

No service this Sunday.

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation is at 1875 Fruitridge Ave.

We will have its congregational picnic on Sunday and will resume its regular services at 10:30 a.m. June 2, 2013; or 812-232-1193.

Lost Creek Baptist Church

Terrell Jones, pastor. Join us at our annual Memorial Day services on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. This is our annual tribute to loved ones in this area we’ve lost since last Memorial Day and to all of our men and women in the military services past and present. This candlelight service is our further devotion to the fond memories of those we hold dear in our hearts.

Usually we have a host family who conducts this service, but this year the Stewart Lawn Cemetery committee is honoring the memory of one of ours we consider a real hero—our dear beloved Carl Ross, who died in an explosion in 1941 at the YWCA.

 Dawn Ross of Atlanta, Ga. will present this story. Our Pastor Terrell Jones and the Potter Brothers will be giving us spiritual messages from the word and in song. The candle lighting ceremony to honor memories of loved ones and then our gathering around the flagpole in the cemetery while the taps are being played will conclude this part of the program.

A tour is planned to go to the Roberts Cemetery on Fort Harrison Road. We are searching to see if this cemetery is the oldest black cemetery in Indiana and the only one surrounded by a lake.

We look forward to this special afternoon and hope those who attend will be inspired to share the rich history of our generations and pass it along to our younger family members to cherish as we have.

Any questions, or for transportation, call 812-877-1306 or 812-232-6233.

Shelburn First Baptist

You are invited to Shelburn First Baptist Church for services tomorrow. Interim pastor, the Rev. Ron Riggs, will preach the final sermon in our “gift” series: “Don’t Forget the Passengers,” from 1 Peter 4:7-11. Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. with worship service at 10 a.m. Route 56 for children is at 10:40 a.m. Dusty and Samantha Tryon are our youth leaders. Community kitchen dinner will be Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday activities include youth and adult Bible studies at 6:30 p.m. Our church is an American Baptist congregation and we meet at U.S. 41 and Mill Street. We can be reached at 812-397-5595 and

Central Presbyterian Church

Central Presbyterian Church, 125 N. Seventh St., will gather Sunday (Trinity Sunday) for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Lant Davis’s sermon, “When the Spirit comes …,” will be based on John 16:12-15, in which Jesus promises the holy spirit to his followers. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided.

The church office will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day.

The Seekers and Searchers women’s Bible study will meet at the home of Marsha Harder on Tuesday at 10 a.m.

For details, call the church office 812-232-5049 or visit

Central Christian Church

- Disciples of Christ

Our Sunday worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m. We will be celebrating Trinity Sunday with the proclamation of the word based on Romans 5:1-5. The message will be given by student associate minister Dori Marshall. Veterans will be recognized during the service and with special music by Doris Pell and Traci Tucker. A special time for the young church will be held during the service. After worship we will gather for a fellowship time with donuts and drinks.

Sunday school for all ages begins at 11 a.m. The Cornerstone class is focusing on stories and themes from the Hebrew scriptures. Adult Bible study is held at the church on Monday mornings at 9 a.m.

Please bring packages of new underwear, socks and bras for The League of Terre Haute underwear drive.

They will be given to the League for distribution in the Vigo County schools. We continue to sell fair trade coffee, tea, cocoa and chocolate bars. The disciples men group is selling handmade disciples necklaces and keychains.

Exciting plans are being made for Vacation Bible School. VBS for the children will begin at 6:30 p.m. on June 9-13. Come join us in Athens as we learn about Paul’s dangerous journey to share the truth. We are also recruiting volunteers and accepting donations to assist with this rewarding event.

Please join us at 4950 E. Wabash Ave.

The church office or our minister, Rev. Rebecca Zelensky, can be reached at 812-877-9959. Our church website is www.cccthdis

Unity Presbyterian

Worship service at 1207 E. Springhill Dr. is 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. The first Sunday of each month we celebrate the lord’s supper. Pastor Linda Peters and the congregation invite you to hear her last sermon as our pastor at Unity, “Always Home with God,” based on Psalm 8 and Genesis 12:1-8.

Sunday is our pastor Linda Jo Peters last sermon, she will be retiring at the end of May. We wish her well in her next journey of retirement.

The following words were written into a song for pastor Linda, by Judy Brett, and the choir sang for her on May 19. A favorite scripture, “Jesus answered and said unto him If a man love me, He will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him and make our abode with him. Wherever I go God dwells in me. God dwells in me wherever I go” (John 14:23).

Adult Bible study—9:30 a.m., Sunday school class follows a moment with the children. Child care 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 on the second Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Unity supports local, national and international missions. Join us for our final Potluck and Praise 6 p.m. Thursday.

Amie Ellison is our choir director, Andrea Marlow is our organist. For the month of May, Unity will pray for Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary, Atlanta, Ga. We pray this week for Camp Pyoca. Blessings to all who volunteer, staff members, bus drivers, administrators and students at Riley 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, blog unitypresbyterianchurch., email www.unity

Memorial United

Methodist Church

Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 2701 Poplar St., invites you to worship with us each Sunday. Parking is available in our large lot behind the church on Oak Street.

Please join us on Sunday, for one of the following services. The Rev. Scott’s sermon will be “Decoration Day,” also known as Memorial Day, a day to remember those who have died serving our nation.

Many have forgotten this day or celebrate simply as another holiday. But, we will remember those who have fallen, those who have served, and those who stand in harms way on this day.

We will also remember that there is a time for everything. Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8.

At 8:45 a.m. we have our traditional worship service. If you like to sing traditional hymns, hear a choir anthem by our chancel choir and hear multiple scripture readings in a more formal setting then this is the service for you.

At 9:45 a.m. please join us for our fellowship and refreshment time.

At 10 a.m. please join us for Sunday school. We have many to choose from and for all ages.

At 11 a.m. we have our second service PRAYZ! Our casual family type worship, with the wonderful PRAYZ band. If you like to wear jeans to church, sing along with the praise team to praise music, see film and media used in worship, and you like a more laid back and casual service then this is the service for you.

The traditional and PRAYZ! worship services both contain a children’s message, scripture readings, music, pastoral prayer and the sermon. Children may stay in the service with their family or they may attend children’s church following the children’s message.

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

Knit Wits will meet from noon to 3 p.m. on May 30. This is their lunch carry-in.

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. For more information contact Betty Porter at 812-877-9950.

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

Lewis United Methodist Church

The Lewis United Methodist Church invites you to join us for our annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Sunday May 26th at the Stephens Cemetary in Lewis, Indiana at 2 p.m.

For more information, call 812-894-3123.

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 beginning 10 a.m. Our north campus, located at 1075 N. Fruitridge Ave., offers Sunday school at 9 a.m. with the worship service following at 10 a.m. Both campuses host holy communion the first Sunday of the month.

Please note that 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, on the 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 held on the second Sunday of each month beginning at 6:35 p.m. It is an intergenerational worship experience featuring praise, prayer and a message while incorporating elements of drama, dance and art.

Lifeline, our ministry for youth grades 6th through seniors, meets Sundays at 9:50 to 10:40 a.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and also on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. X-treme tweenz is a group for all fifth graders that meets bi-monthly on Sundays from 4 to 6 p.m.

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

To start the work week, every Monday a prayer meeting is held at 6 p.m. in the chapel. Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program from hurts, habits and hang-ups, meets every Friday evening beginning at 7 p.m. in the Wide Eye Café. Other groups include the lunch bunch (women), yarn spinners and men’s fellowship group.

North campus activities:

The noodle club meets Monday mornings at 9 a.m. This group is famous for its delicious pasta.

Come join the group to hone in on your cooking skills. Our care group meets Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. to help spread Christ’s message to our shut-ins and newcomers.

Our missions team’s annual fundraising yard sale will be June 14-15 at the south campus. Kingdom Rock VBS will be June 23-27 (south campus) and July 28-Aug. 1 (north campus). Registration is currently underway. Registration forms can be picked up at the churches or found on our website.

Upcoming concerts 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.


Rosedale Baptist

Rosedale Baptist Church, Depot and Middle streets, Rosedale, 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 dtudy 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.

Trinity Lutheran

Please come and join us at our 10 a.m. worship service with holy communion each Sunday morning at Trinity Lutheran Church located at 2620 Ohio Blvd. here in Terre Haute.

On Sunday, we will be celebrating a confirmation of one of our confirmation students during our worship service. Everyone is invited to come and join us in this time of celebration and worship.

Also on Sunday, the children in our congregation will be collecting pennies for their Penny Power ministry during the service to help feed hungry children and others around the world through the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) World Hunger Organization.

For more information, call 812-232-7628.

Emmanuel UMC

We welcome you to join in worship at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 6076 U.S. 150, West Terre Haute, on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. with pastor Colleen Harden. Sunday school begins with fellowship and prayer at 9:15 a.m., and classes begin at 9:30 a.m. Visit

A six-week lecture series bible study entitled “The Law of Love, Lessons From the Pages of Deuteronomy,” by Beth Moore will be offered on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. beginning on June 4. Please contact the church office if you would like to sign up to attend.

Make plans to stop by the Community Life Center from 8 a.m. to noon on June 22 for a church yard sale. Some items in the sale will include a built-in Maytag dishwasher, love seat with matching rocker, computer desk, small side tables, electric dryer and much more. All proceeds from the yard sale will go to the Community Life Center Building Fund.

First Baptist

On this Memorial Day weekend we invite you to join us for worship on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. The First Baptist senior singers will present a short patriotic musical by Marty Parks, “We Still Believe.” This will be followed by our annual memorial remembrance for those members of our congregation who have passed away during the last year.

Pastor Bernie Jackson’s sermon will be “Remembering” with scripture text from Matthew 1:1-11 and we will be reminded of the importance of remembering and honoring our heritage.

A children’s story is included in our service every week, after which children in grades k-3 are dismissed to children’s church.

The First Link Hospitality Room is available before and after the service providing a place for members and guests to enjoy conversation, light refreshments and freshly brewed Rex coffee. Sunday School, with classes for everyone, is at 10:45 a.m.

Vacation Bible school will be from 9 a.m. until noon June 10-14. Classes will be provided for children who will have just completed pre-kindergarten through fifth grade and a youth class for middle & high school will also be available. Our theme this year is “Colossal Coaster World—Facing Fear, Trusting God.” Children can pre-register on the church website or at the VBS booth in the church atrium and advance registration is requested.

Registration also continues for our Weekday Pre-School for the 2013-14 school year. We still have a few openings in our middlers and pre-k classes. Further information is available from our director, Gina Dorsett, at 812-877-2354 during the weekday mornings.

First Baptist Church is an American Baptist congregation located at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Information regarding our congregation and ministries is available on the church website at

United Methodist Temple

United Methodist Temple will celebrate peace with justice/trinity Sunday at 5301 U.S. 41 S. on Sunday. Worshipping God together at 8:45 a.m. for more traditional and 11 for blended style, you can enjoy Sunday school classes for all ages at 10 a.m., with the welcome café open for all as well.

We have a strong prayer ministry including prayer quilts, and we lift up many in prayer every week.

We have a garden of our own, and are pursuing green sustainability, with our recent slogans: “health is happening here” and “God is green, green with God.”

This Sunday, we will celebrate Jesus message of the holy spirit’s role in serving and showing truth. This Sunday is friend Sunday for our church, and we are inviting all friends of temple to join us for fun-filled faith.

We thank the Terre Haute community for the great participation in our Spring into Summer fest fish fry. We had a great time and saw many old friends for a total success. A photo album is available on our facebook page. Please come and try a class of Bible study. Ann Riddle is our college Bible study teacher, and invites all to come and join her.

Brad Brubaker and Tish Scott are youth Sunday school teachers, and we invite the community to bring your kids, your teenagers, your questions to God who is with us in every struggle.

Our schedule:

Monday: 10:30 a.m. holy yoga, noon to 2:15 p.m. Celebrate Recovery

Tuesday: 9 a.m. Acts dtudy, 5:30 p.m., Wild Messiah men’s group, 6 p.m. Zumba, 7 p.m. Acts, led by theRev. Steve Cain

Wednesday: 6 p.m. weight watchers, 7:30 p.m. holy yoga

Thursday: 6 p.m. Zumba

Sunday: 8:45 and 11 a.m. worship

You may reach our staff at 812-299-1898 through secretary/volunteer coordinator Margaret Fulsom. Jill Kuckewich is our music director and Kids Hope director. Doug Sperry is our piano and organ praise artist. Jessica Fischer is our nursery team leader. Karla Clayton and Gene Finley are our Celebrate Recovery leaders. Janet Friedrich is our Temple pre-school director. We invite all to see on Facebook.

First Congregational Church

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio St., in Terre Haute, invites you to join us Sunday, as we begin the summer Bible study of the Acts of the Apostles. In writing the sequel to Luke’s gospel, our author wrote “And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere — in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

With those words, he summarizes the overarching theme of the book that tells the story of Peter and Paul and the beginnings of the Christian church. In looking at the text, we find intrigue and adventure — the makings of a summer blockbuster.

Join us as we begin this exploration and find the themes that faced the first century church and still face the 21st century church.

 Church services are at 8:30 (meditative) and 10:30 a.m. (traditional) each Sunday morning. There is a staffed nursery during the 10:30 service. Children’s church is part of the 10:30 service and then children are invited to attend Sunday school.

Mark your calendars for the visit from the Rev. Elvis Sa Do, missionary to the Congregational Church of Myanmar as he shares the work of one of our international missions.

Plan to attend the 25th Annual Strawberry Fest on June 13, at the corner of Sixth an Ohio streets.

Information about advance and pick up orders can be found on the church’s website,

Seelyville United Methodist Church

Pastor Jack Diel and the Seelyville UMC family invite you to join us on Sunday 2013 for worship in Hawthorn Park, Dogwood Shelter, at 10 a.m. Bring your lawn chairs, table service, and a side dish.

This informal worship service for all ages will be followed by grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, side dishes, and drinks, so dress casually, bring guests and enjoy outdoor fellowship with friends.

Scripture readings for this Sunday are Romans 5:1-5 and John 16:12-15 with Steve Jones as liturgist. Cathleen Flynn will accompany the hymns with guitar, which include “For the Beauty of the Earth,” “Jesus Loves Me” and “This Is My Father’s World.”

Pastor Jack’s sermon is titled “Discerning Faith” on this trinity Sunday and will examine how through the Spirit we have faith, hope and love that is the gift of God through Jesus Christ.

On Monday, Memorial Day, the church office will be closed. Andrew Keiser, visiting pianist at our church in May, will present a Piano Recital at 7 p.m. on Monday in Recital Hall of the Music Building on the ISU campus. Andrew, a Michigan State sophomore, offers this free program of piano music with featured instrumentalists prior to his June Honors Program Study in Italy.

On Tuesday, the prayer and Bible study group meets at the church at 10 a.m. with scouting groups assembling in Fellowship Hall at 6 and 6:30 p.m.

Beginning yoga continues on Wednesday with instructor Trudy Newton. Best wishes to students and teachers as they conclude the VCSC academic year on May 31. Plan ahead now for Vacation Bible School July 15-19 at the church.

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