News From Terre Haute, Indiana


June 1, 2013

CHURCH BRIEFS: June 1, 2013

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Terre Haute St. Stephen’s Episcopal

Worship services are in the historic church at 217 N. Seventh St.

New for summer: evening prayer with holy communion 6 p.m. In the garden (bring a lawn chair) first and third Sundays in June, July and August.

 Every Sunday 7 p.m., in the garden (bring a lawn chair) book discussion: “The Greatest Prayer” by J. Dominic Crossan.

 Also: 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday worship with new small child friendlier space for families. Midweek worship noon on Thursday in the Chapel.

For more details, visit or call 812-232-5165, Tuesday through Friday.

Rio Grande Baptist

Join us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. We sing traditional hymns, praise and worship songs and enjoy special music. On the first Sunday of each month, we celebrate open communion with all believers in Jesus Christ. Pastor Matt Larimer shares a children’s message after which all children and youth are invited to attend classes. Youth group meets 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Wednesday at 7 p.m. we meet for prayer time. This is open to everyone who would like to join in prayer or those who need prayer. We will be in special prayer for all the victims in Moore, Okla. Prayer needs may be shared or kept as an unspoken request.

Don’t miss out on our Vacation Bible School program June 3-5, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., for pre-k through grade five. Our theme is “Game Day.” You may pre-register at our website at or email for more information at We are located at 4411 E. Rio Grande Ave., Terre Haute, at the corner of Erickson and Rio Grande.

New Life Fellowship

Sunday school and morning worship at 10 a.m., and evening worship at 6 p.m. 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 to high school) meet 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 7 p.m. Thursday at north campus. Come check us out - 7849 Wabash (East Glenn) –

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 on graduation Sunday, at 9:30 a.m. Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s message, “On Not Being Disappointed” (Romans 5: 1-5), and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and Ken Lane’s wonderful voice singing “Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus.”

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 the friendship class (adult Bible class), Don Dodson will teach and lead discussion on “Holy, Holy, Holy” (Isaiah 6:1-8). 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 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 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 “Adam and Eve.”

 The 7th Cents youth group, a combined Central Presbyterian Church and Centenary U.M.C. group of students from middle school and high school classes, meets Sundays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Interested students are welcome to become a member of this group. Contact the church for more information and for insights into youth group events this summer.

 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 from 11 a.m. to noon. Thursdays.

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

 Annunciation Church

Father John Hollowell and the parishioners of Annunciation Church, 19 N. Alabama, 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. or Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. On Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. a Latin Mass will be celebrated. 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 about our parish programs or services, call 812-448-1901.

St. Benedict Church

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 each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 12:05 p.m. For more information, call 812-232-8421.

Parent meeting for the West Virginia Nazareth Farm trip will be June 10. W.Va. 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 about our high school youth ministry events contact Janet Roth at

Vacation Bible school is just around the corner. VBS will be June 24-28, 9 a.m. to noon, at St. Patrick School. VBS is for children age 4 to grade 5. Our theme this year is “Travel through Time with the Saints.” For more information or to register, call 812-232-8421.

The Secular Franciscans of Terre Haute and Friends will serve a free pancake and sausage breakfast for the poor and homeless the last Saturday of the month from 9 to 11 a.m., in St. Benedict’s Soup Kitchen. Next date is June 29.

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, 11, 8, and 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. 5th. St., invite you to celebrate Mass with us this weekend. Mass is 5 p.m. Saturday. Sunday Masses are now on summer schedule of 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weekday Mass is celebrated at 5:15 p.m. Join us every Thursday for eucharistic adoration 6 to 8 p.m. Come and pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet every other Tuesday at 6 p.m., in the church. We will pray the Chaplet on June 4 and every other Tuesday after that. For more information about our services or programs call the parish office at 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 jummp.youthminister@

St. Margaret Mary

Father Rick Ginther, Pastor and St. Margaret Mary parish community invite you to join us for weekend Mass 4 p.m. Saturday or 11 a.m. Sunday. 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 online at We are located at 2405 S. 7th 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.

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 jummp.youthminister@

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 Sunday 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. Friday, June 7, 9:30 a.m. you are invited to “Theological Reflection/Guided Imagery” for ages 10 to adult. Babysitting is provided.

St. Mary’s Village Church

Sister 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. 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 6 to 9 p.m. June 17-21. For information or to register, call 812-535-1261.

St. Patrick Church

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

The Knights of Columbus St. Mother Theodore Guerin Council 541 monthly rosary for the “Right to Life” and the “Right to Religious Freedoms” is Sunday, June 9, at 8:15 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church. join us for this special time of prayer.

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, 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.

It will be time for Vacation Bible School soon. VBS is June 24-28, 9 a.m. to noon at St. Patrick School. VBS is for children age 4 to grade 5. Our theme this year is “Travel through Time with the Saints.” For more information or to register, call 812-232-8518.

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. Monday, June 10, 6:30 p.m. you are invited to “Theological Reflection/Guided Imagery” for ages 10 to adult. Babysitting is provided.

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 jummp.youthminister

Sacred Heart of Jesus

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

It will be time for Vacation Bible School soon. VBS is Monday, June 24-28, 9 a.m. to noon at St. Patrick School. VBS is for children age 4 through grade 5. Our theme this year is “Travel through Time with the Saints.” For more information or to register, call 812-466-1231.

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

Our parish fundraiser, “Sunday with Sinatra” is Sunday at noon. 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. 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. 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 an experience of prayer offered at the Deanery Center Wednesday, 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday. The prayer session is “Centering Prayer” presented by Sr. Paula Damiano, SP. There is no charge.

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 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 August. Next session is June 12, 6:30 p.m. at the Deanery Pastoral Center, 1801 Poplar St. For information, contact 812-232-8518 or

Reformed Presbyterian

The Terre Haute Reformed Presbyterian Church, a new congregation committed to the inspired and infallible word of God, cordially invites you to join us for worship this Sunday. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. The regular adult and college-age classes are studying through the book “What is a Healthy Church Member?” by Thabiti Anyabwile. Pastor Bill Roberts will preach on the theme “Preparing for a Great Work.” worship begins at 10:45 a.m. and is followed by a fellowship meal to which all are invited to stay. The church meets at 1407 N. 25th St. (corner of 25th Street and Fifth Avenue). A nursery for children ages three and under is available during the worship service.

Peniel United Methodist

The church is located at Kennedy Crossing Road, in Brazil. June is busting out all over. Let”s hope for a nice average Indiana summer. We are thankful to have been spared the misery in Oklahoma and pray for their recovery.

Communion will be served this Sunday for all those who wish to partake. Our scripture this Sunday is from Galations 1:1-12. Pastor Pippin’s message is “The Final Instructions!”

Choir practice will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The next big event will be the “Men’s Banquet” at 6 p.m. Friday, served by the ladies in the church. Remember your donation for the Food Pantry in Brazil. It will be collected by the children at the same time the offering is given. The schools appreciate those box tops also.

Join us for Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and church services at 10:45 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Pippin at 812-443-8489.

Central Christian Church

- Disciples of Christ

Our Sunday worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m. Have you ever wondered about the righteousness of God or what it has to do with faith? Have you ever wondered what Jesus has to do with all of it? Come and explore these questions at Central Christian Church with the congregation and student associate minister, Dori Marshall. We will be exploring the Epistle of Romans written by the apostle Paul this summer, and perhaps together, we will find out how this particular epistle affects life in the 21st century. A special time for the young church will be held during the service. During this time they will gather donations for their blessing box. After worship we will gather for a fellowship time with donuts and drinks.

Immediately following worship we will gather for a congregational meeting. We will be voting on the updated Constitution and bylaws. Our Nominating Committee has been working very hard and has a new slate of candidates to present for a vote. All members are encouraged to attend this important meeting.

Sunday school for adults 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. Sunday school for children does not meet in the summer, but will resume with the new school year. We hope all children will attend Vacation Bible School. VBS will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on June 9-13. Come join us in Athens as we learn about Paul’s dangerous journey to share the truth. All children are welcome to join us. We are also recruiting volunteers and accepting donations to assist with this rewarding event.

 Our elders will meet Sunday at noon for a time of prayer, fellowship, study and service. The church is deeply appreciative of our elders as they provide additional service to our congregation during the Rev. Zelensky’s sabbatical.

 We continue to sell Fair Trade coffee, tea, cocoa, and chocolate bars. The disciples men group is selling handmade disciples necklaces and keychains.

Join us at 4950 E. Wabash Ave. The church office or our minister, the Rev. Rebecca Zelensky, can be reached at 812-877-9959. Our church website is www.cccthdisciples.

Memorial United Methodist

The 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.

Join us on Sunday, for one of the following services. The Rev. Scott’s sermon will be “Limping?” In this famous story of the battle between Elijah and the prophets of Baal, there is a line which speaks to people of faith and challenges them often. Who will we choose: God? or the false gods that clamor for our attention? Unfortunately, the people never said a word. What about us? Scripture: 1 Kings 18:20-39.

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. join us for our fellowship and refreshment time.

At 10 a.m. 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 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. For more information contact Betty Porter at 812-877-9950.

For more information call our church office at 812-234-0776, fax us at 812-235-3574 or visit

Shelburn First Baptist

Church services for tomorrow. Interim Pastor, the Rev. Ron Riggs will begin a new series on witnessing, “Ways to Witness: Jesus and the Woman at the Well,” from John 4. Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. with worship service at 10 a.m. Route 56 for children is at 10:40. Dusty and Samantha Tryon are our youth leaders. Adult and youth groups meet Sunday night at 6 p.m. Community kitchen dinner will be Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evening youth and adult Bible study begins 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

The church, located at 125 N. 7th St., will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Our guest preacher will be the Rev. Larry Jackman, who also serves as Stated Clerk of the Presbytery of Ohio Valley. The Lord’s Supper will be served. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. On Thursday at 7 p.m. the Women’s Book Club will meet. Friday evening from 5:30 until 9 p.m. the church hosts Parents’ Night Out/Kids’ Night In for families of the church. Next Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. there will be a Ladies’ Breakfast at the church to discuss projects for the fall Bazaar; bring a dish to share. For details, call the church office 812-232-5049 or visit

First Baptist

We invite you to join us for worship this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. as we begin a new worship series built around the theme “The Heart of worship.” Pastor Bernie’s Jackson’s sermon for this Sunday will be “What Is worship?” with scripture text from Luke 24:13-35. Music will be provided by the sanctuary choir and vocal soloist Isaac White. The service this week will also include a special recognition of our 35 Kids Hope mentors and prayer partners, who serve at Lost Creek Elementary School. Judy Fears and Judy Fox are our Kids Hope directors. The first Sunday of each month is also observed as communion Sunday. The First Link Hospitality Center is available before and after the service, providing a place for members and guests to enjoy light refreshments, freshly brewed Rex coffee and conversation. Sunday school, with classes for everyone, is at 10:45 a.m.

Our summer Bible study will be Wednesday at 6:30 beginning June 5 and continuing through the month of July. We are borrowing a theme from Dr. Suess, “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” as we study the missionary journeys of Paul. This series will kick-off with a covered-dish dinner this Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Our special guests for the Bible study will be the Rev. Kyle and Debbie Witmer, who have just recently been appointed as American Baptist missionaries to Thailand.

Vacation Bible school is coming up the week of June 10-14 and the theme will be “Colossal Coaster World—Facing Fear, Trusting God.” Classes will be held each morning from 9 a.m. to noon for children who have just completed pre-kindergarten through fifth grade.

A youth group class will also be available for middle and high school students. Registration is available in the church atrium, or at

The church is an American Baptist congregation at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. For more information, visit

Rosedale Baptist

Rosedale Baptist Church, Depot and Middle Street, pastor: Randy McPike.

Sunday worship service is at 9:30 a.m., Sunday school 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening 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.

Church of Christ at Terre Haute

 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 at 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 at

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 a.m. 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 or, as we like to call it on Sunday morning, our worship center. The entrance to the fellowship/worship center is on the west side of the building but the front entrance is open for your convenience as well.

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.

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

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.

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

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

Lost Creek Baptist Church

4440 N. Creal Rd., Terre Haute, 812-877-1306

Our 163rd Church Anniversary

We cordially invite you to join us in celebrating the 163 years our church has stood on this hill in Lost Creek and has been a blessing to generations then and now, and until the day he appears to take us home.

The anniversary will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Our speaker will be Pastor J. L. White of Second Baptist Church in Brazil.

Come join us as we praise God for the goodness and mercy that he bestows upon us all every day. Should you be unable to attend, call or send us a note of some memory you have of our church. Memories of fellowship encourage us.

You may contact Pastor Terrell for transportation: 812-877-1306.

New Life Fellowship

Sunday School and Morning worship at 10 a.m. and Evening worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening we have an array of activities to fit the needs of all ages at 6:30 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 Thursday at 7 p.m. at the north campus. Come check us out, 7849 Wabash Ave., East Glenn, www.newlife

Oregon Baptist

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

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

Sunday school starts each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. 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. There is also youth groups for pre-k through High School Wednesday 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.

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 invite you to hear the Rev. David Rosen ”How Would We Size Up the Man” based on Psalm 96, Galatians 1:1-12 and Luke 7:1-10.

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.

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 Thursday at 6 p.m.

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, N.C. We pray this week for Presbytery of Ohio Valley commissioners. Blessings to 14th and Chestnut Community Center one of the special services in our city.

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

Riley Bible

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 Dollar General in Riley; right off of Indiana 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.

The church is a fellowship of Christians dedicated to studying the Bible in order to grow spiritually and tell others of his salvation. We believe the principle goal of the church is God’s glory. For directions or more information call us at 812-230-6053, go to our website at or check us out on Facebook @RileyBibleChurch.

Foursquare Gospel

Bill Ford will be in revival at The Foursquare Gospel Church, 800 N. 13th St., on Sunday at 10:15 and 7 p.m., on Tuesday and Wednesday night at 6 p.m. He is prophetic and brings strong teaching in practical ways. The gifts of spirit operate in his ministry with healing, word of knowledge and miracles. Everyone is invited.

Grace Community

This Sunday we will look at how God got his people out of Egypt and how he got Egypt out of his people. There are lessons for us in the Exodus of God’s people. Lessons for us today that deal with our cravings for Egypt’s things. 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 lead 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.

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. At Grace you will find the love and help of God.

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

United Methodist Temple

Sabbath rest comes as we gather to share worship at United Methodist Temple. worship is the most important activity in life, connecting us to our Source in all stages of life from birth to death. When we set aside time to be with God, our whole week will have spiritual resourcing from the Three-in-One. United Methodist Temple meets at our sanctuary at 5301 U.S. 41 S. and welcomes all to worship with us! We have an 8:45 a.m. service of liturgy, hymns and preaching, and an 11 a.m. service utilizing a praise band in a relaxed, blended format. Our nursery is one of the best equipped in Terre Haute. Our Sunday school classes start at 10:10 a.m. right after worship. The Welcome Café opens right after worship as well.

This Sunday we receive the holy sacrament of God in open communion. Believing that the three forms of grace are present we honor our savior who said, “Let the little children come, do not forbid them. “We celebrate God’s love and grace offered to all who will receive the Good News of forgiveness and new life offered by Christ from the Cross. This Sunday we will hear a message: “The Characteristics of the Spirit-filled Community” as we lift up Matthew 18:20 and Acts 2:42-47. Come and join us as we go deeper into God’s word of welcome and grace and hono our graduates: Emma Sperry, Miranda Camp, and A.J. Maners. Communion will be taken by intinction, as bread is broken and given to those who come forward for dipping into the chalice, or one may receive bread and kneel at the altar for more individualized time with God. God’s goodness is the ideal and his gracious gift is his holy spirit (Luke 11. 11).

Job opening: Currently, we have reopened our job search for the youth team leader position, which is a 10-hour a week position for one who is called to work with and reach out to youth. Call the Rev. Steve Cain for information at 812-870-5749 or reach him by email at

Our Schedule is as follows:

Monday: 10:30 a.m. holy yoga with Macy Kalb, noon to 2:15 p.m. Celebrate Recovery: Hurts, Habits, Hangups.

Tuesday: 5:30 p.m. WM men’s group, 6 p.m. Zumba, 7 p.m. Bible study on Acts

Wednesday: 6 p.m. Weight Watchers, 7:30 p.m. holy yoga

Thursday: 10 a.m. Piecemakers, 6 p.m. Zumba

Friday: 10:30 a.m. holy yoga with Macy Kalb

Sunday: 8:45 a.m. traditional worship, 11 a.m. blended praise utilizing choruses and praise band.

Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon and 1  to 3:30 p.m. You may reach us through our office secretary/volunteer coordinator Margaret Fulsom, at 812-299-1898. Other staffers may be reached in this manner as well, including Jill Kuckewich (music team leader and Kid’s Hope team leader), Janet Friedrich, (Temple preschool director), Karla Clayton and Gene Finley (Celebrate Recovery team leaders), Doug Sperry (organist and pianist). check us out on our facebook page at United Methodist Temple, and on our website at

Trinity Lutheran Church

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. This Sunday, we will be recognizing and honoring our senior members and friends (age 65 or older by June 30) during our worship service.

Trinity Lutheran Church will be partnering with Central Presbyterian and Centenary United Methodist churches again to provide a Vacation Bible School (VBS) opportunity here at Trinity Lutheran Church from June 23-27 starting at 6 p.m. as part of our outreach ministries to share the good news of God’s love and care with young people in our community. note that on June 23, we will gather at the Wadsworth Farm (NW corner of Hunt Road and Ft. Harrison. Enter from Ft. Harrison at the brown wood fence toward the red barn). At 5:30 p.m., following VBS activities, we will have a family picnic. Hot dogs and drinks will be provided. Each participating family is asked to bring food to share. On Monday, June 24-27, evening VBS activities will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church beginning at 6 p.m.

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. Gifts may be contributed at or through the website. 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.

First Congregational Church

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio in Terre Haute, invites you to join us this 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. As we begin this study we look at the concept of repentance and what it meant to Peter, within first century culture and how that translates into today. In looking at the Acts of the Apostles, 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. This Sunday, we will celebrate communion together and invite all believers to join us.

Church services are at 8:30 a.m. (meditative) and 10:30 (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 on June 9 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,

 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.

Seelyville United Methodist Church

Pastor Jack Diel and the Seelyville UMC family invite you to join us on Sunday, the second Sunday after Pentecost. Morning worship begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by a time of fellowship. Sunday school classes begin at 10:45 a.m. and nursery care will be provided by Mary Ellen Hankins and Jo Phillips. Kid’s Hour continues from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster with helper Jerry Reynolds.

Scripture readings for this Sunday are Psalm 96 and Luke 7:1-10 with Carolyn Pickel serving as Liturgist. Soloist for this Sunday is Bob Elsey. Hymns are “When Jesus Passed Through Galilee,” “Jesus’ Hands Were Kind Hands” and “Heal Me, Hands of Jesus” accompanied by organist/pianist Jane Linville.

Pastor Jack’s sermon is “Authority and Healing,” which focuses on Christ Jesus bringing healing and wholeness with an authority that is rooted in the love and justice of God. Tuesday will find the prayer and Bible study group in the Library at 10 a.m. with the Finance/Stewardship Committee meeting at 6:30 p.m. Beginning yoga continues on Wednesday, with instructor Trudy Newton. Annual Conference will be held in Indianapolis on Thursday, Friday and June 8.

Plan ahead to honor our high school and college graduates on June 9 during the worship service. The scrapbooking group will also meet on June 9 at 1 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.

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

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