News From Terre Haute, Indiana

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June 30, 2012

CHURCH BRIEFS: June 30, 2012

TERRE HAUTE — St. Benedict Church

The St. Benedict parish community celebrates Mass on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Daily Mass is celebrated each weekday with the exception of Wednesday at 12:05 p.m. St. Benedict Church is located at 111 S. 9th St.

St. Benedict parish is celebrating the successful “Big Chill Campaign” this summer. Funds were raised to air-condition the church for the first time ever. Come celebrate Mass in comfort even on hot summer days.

St. Benedict parish will stage its 15th Annual Community Festival at Ninth and Ohio streets in downtown Terre Haute on July 13 and July 14. Both days, the Community Festival will be open from 5 p.m. until midnight. Mark your calendar and invite all your family and friends for a weekend of fun. There is something for everyone, so come join us.

There is still a need for high school youth and adult volunteers at the Youth Ministry Booth at the St. Benedict Community Festival, July 13-14. Workers are needed for two hour shifts (5-11:30 p.m. both nights). Contact janet@catholicym.org, (812) 535-3391, (812) 249-1479. This is a fundraiser that helps defray the cost for retreats, mission trips, conferences, and all Youth Ministry events.

St. Joseph

University Parish

St. Joseph University Parish, 113 S. Fifth St., invites you to celebrate Mass with them this weekend. Mass is at 5 p.m. Saturday. Sunday Masses are at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weekday Mass is celebrated at 5:15 p.m. For more information call about our services or programs call the parish office at (812) 232-7011.

Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? Are you seeking to grow in your spiritual life? Are you exploring membership in the Catholic Church? Contact Donna McKenzie at (812) 232-7011 or adultfaith@stjoe.org for more information.

St. Joseph University Parish serves Indiana State University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and also welcomes students from Ivy Tech and St. Mary-of-the-Woods College. As student parishioners, you are full members of our parish and welcomed warmly by the whole community.

St. Margaret

Mary Church

 The St. Margaret Mary parish community invites you to join us for weekend Mass on Saturday at 4 p.m. or Sunday at 11 a.m. Our parish also celebrates a Spanish Mass each Sunday at 2 p.m. We are located at 2405 S. Seventh St.

St. Margaret Mary parish invites you to a study of “James: Pearls for Wise Living” a program by Jeff Cavins. This study group meets on Sunday morning from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 am in the Parish office. Participation materials are $25. Everyone is absolutely welcome to attend. To register or for more information please call the parish office (232-3512) or Mary Sullivan (894-2263)

St. Margaret Mary parish invites you to join our Monday night study group for a study of “Catholicism” by Rev. Robert Barron STD. Study is from 7-9 p.m. This program explains not only what Catholics believe and why, but also displays in breathtaking, visual detail the Church’s global culture. During each lesson, you will be invited to listen to a presentation of the Church’s essential teaching and to travel with Fr. Barron around the globe to see the Faith in the depths of its beliefs and practices. For information about our parish or our programs contact the parish office: (812) 232-3512.

St. Margaret Mary parish is accepting reservations for the Beef N Boards Aug. 15 matinee of “Nunsense.” For reservations call the parish office at (812) 232-3512.

St. Mary-of-the-Woods Village Church

St. Mary-of -the-Woods Village Church invites you to join us for liturgy Sunday at 9 a.m. For further information about our services or events please call the parish office at (812) 535-1261.

St. Mary-of-the-Woods Village Church parishioners invite you to become part of our 175th anniversary celebration by purchasing a commemorative brick for our church grounds. Custom printed brick, available for $35 or $65, could recognize your family, club, organization, business or honor the memory of someone special. The deadline for ordering bricks is today. For further information or to order bricks contact Flo Callahan at (812) 535-3044 or email dancegran3@aol.com.

St. Patrick Church

St. Patrick parish community, 1807 Poplar St., invites you to join us for weekend liturgy on Saturday at 6 p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m. Weekday Mass is celebrated at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. For information about our services or programs please call the parish office at (812) 232-8518.

Sacred Heart

of Jesus Church

Sacred Heart of Jesus parish invites you to join us for Mass on Saturday at 5 p.m. or Sunday morning at 9 a.m. We will host a farewell brunch on Sunday July 1 after 9 a.m. Mass to show our appreciation to our Sacramental Minister, Father Rob Hausladen.

On July 7, Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish will be getting a new Sacramental Minister, Father John Hollowell. Mass times will change effective July 7 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and noon on Sunday.

Holy Rosary Church

Fr. John Hollowell will serve as new pastor to Holy Rosary Church beginning on July 4. As of Sunday, July 8, 2012, Sunday Mass will be celebrated at 10 am. Daily mass will be celebrated on Monday at 6 p.m. and Tuesday at 9 a.m.

Deanery Pastoral Center

Our resource center database now has a link on the website - www.thdeanery.org. You’ll find our collection of books, DVDs, CDs on the site. Contact us at (812) 232-8400 to request particular titles or stop by the center at 1801 Poplar St. Visit us on Facebook.

Rio Grande

Baptist Church

Please join us this Sunday at 9:30 a.m .for Sunday School and 10:30 a.m. worship service. We partake of The Lord’s Supper on the first Sunday of each month. This is an open Communion for all believers. We worship with praise songs and traditional hymns, a children’s message with our pastor Matt Larimer, and special music. Following this, the children attend lessons in one of our classrooms.

On Wednesday at 7 p.m. we offer a Bible study for everyone who would like to delve a little deeper into the Bible, or those who are just beginning to learn. Questions are welcome and discussion is encouraged. Complimentary coffee is available.

Rio Grande is located at 4411 E. Rio Grande, in North Terre Haute near the corner of Erikson and Rio Grande in a beautiful country setting. We are a family focused church, and strive to have fun while we serve God and the surrounding community. For more information please visit our website at www.riograndechurch.com or email at terrehauteRGBC@gmail.com.

Peniel United

Methodist Church

Kennedy Crossing Rd., Brazil.

The July 4th celebrations are well under way. The Town and Country United Methodist Men will be serving their “Bean Dinner” on two days during the event.

Keep our service men and women in your prayers, so many are separated from their families.

The Scripture for this Sunday is: 2nd. Corinthians 8: 1-15

Pastor Pippin’s message is “The Right Kind of Giving.” For the “Children’s Moment”, it is “Adam and Eve’s Big Mistake!”

As always on the first Sunday of the month, Communion will be served to those who wish to partake.

Don’t forget the Administrative Board Meeting scheduled for July 12 at 7 p.m.

Canned fruits are needed by the Brazil Food Pantry. Place donations in the vestibule of the Church. For more information, contact Pastor Pippin at (812) 443-8489

Oregon Baptist Church

We welcome everyone at OBC and invite you to join us as we worship God.

Sunday School starts each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Rev. Fred Harrison leads us in morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Youth groups for ages three years through High School meet on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Adult Bible Study meets during the school year on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

The church is at 11200 S. Carlisle St., Terre Haute; (812) 299-2112.

St. Mark United

Church of Christ

Worship with us at St. Mark United Church of Christ at 475 S. Fruitridge Ave., just north of Deming Park Sunday morning at 9:30. This morning’s worship will be a service of song, based on Psalm 47. We will lift our voices in hymns of praise, hear the story behind the hymns, and celebrate the Lord’s Supper. No matter where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.

We have two adult Sunday school classes, a teen class, an elementary class and a pre-school class that meets Sunday morning at 10:45. A second adult Bible Study class on the book of Acts is offered on Monday at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

On Wednesdays during the day our Sewing Gals meet from 9-2. All are welcome to join any of these events-membership not required.

Call the church office is you have any questions. (812) 232-8000, Monday thru Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Unity Presbyterian Church

Worship service at 1207 E. Springhill Drive is 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. The first Sunday of each month Unity Celebrates the Lord’s Supper. Our Pastor is Linda Peters. Her sermon this Sunday: “Equity and Wisdom” is based on Psalm 130 and II Corinthians 8:1-15. Child care is available during worship. Join us for coffee and fellowship following the service.

On July 7, Unity will have their Vacation Bible School 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Theme: “Walking in the Light of God!” Registration begins 9 a.m. Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the Light of life.” John 8:12

Amie Ellison is our choir director, Andrea Marlow is our organist. For the month of July, Unity will pray for Auburn Theological Seminary, New York. Seminary related to the PC(USA) by Covenant Agreement and Presbyterian Church of the Covenant, Elizabeth, Ind. During the summer months we are praying for an agency in our community; this week, blessings to all who volunteer, the staff members or those who work with Catholic Charities.

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

Join us for Potluck and Praise each Thursday 6 p.m. Church office (812) 299-2206.

Terre Haute Reformed Presbyterian Church

Please join us for worship this Sunday. Pastor Bill Roberts is preaching through a series on Basics of the Christian Life. Also, we have begun a new adult Sunday school series entitled: Discovering Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ, in the Old Testament. We meet at 1407 N. 25th St. (25th and Fifth Avenue). Sunday School, for children and adults, begins at 9:30 a.m. and Worship begins at 10:45 a.m. A nursery for children three and under is available during the worship service. After Worship a meal will be provided and all are welcome to stay for food and fellowship.

First Unitarian

Universalist

Congregation

Our Service is each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. at 875 Fruitridge Ave., Terre Haute.

Sunday at 10:30 a.m. — Jim Edwards will speak about the Ryves Youth Center at 14th and Locust.

Sunday at 9:15 a.m. our Adult Education Group, The Rationalist Free Thinkers Discussion Group, led by Dr. Ed Warner will meet in the library. This week their topic of discussion will be: Obama and Romney On Church State Issues.

Children’s Religious Education begins at 10:50 - There are two groups, youth ages 5 to 9 and Tweens, ages 10 and up. Childcare for younger children is provided for the entire service.

We welcome everyone to Unitarian Universalist Congregation. We invite you to come get to know us. Our regular service is each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. We have disabled access, and can provide large print bulletins and hearing assistance devices if needed. We also provide childcare for young children. We can be reached by phone: (812) 232-1193 or visit our website: www.terehauteuu.org.

Maple Avenue United Methodist Church

Maple Avenue United Methodist Church welcomes all to worship with us this Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services. Pastor David Rockhill welcomes all to join us to share in scriptures and message. Sunday School classes for all ages will meet at 9:30 a.m. During the 10:30 a.m. worship service children are invited to attend Junior Church with our Sunday Morning Youth Coordinator, Mrs. Sarah Dyer and assistants. We offer free transportation to and from the 10:30 a.m. worship service. If you would like a ride to church, please 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. We hope you will join us for this inspirational worship service.

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, check us out on the web at www.gbgm-umc.org/maple_ave_umc/.

Seelyville United Methodist Church

Pastor Jack Diel and the Seelyville UMC Family invite you to worship with us on Sunday at 9:30 a.m., the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost. Nursery care is provided during the service by Chris Arney and a time of fellowship and refreshment follows the service, hosted by Carolyn Pickel and Joyce Swoveland. Adult Sunday School classes begin at 10:45 a.m.

The sermon titled “Honesty with God” emphasizes that our trust in God allows us to be honest, even through difficult times. Scripture readings are Psalm 9: 9 - 20 and Mark 4: 35 - 41. Special music will be provided by Steve Jones and pianist/organist Jane Linville. Hymns for this Sunday are “My Hope is Built,” “It Is Well With My Soul,” and “Trust and Obey.”

Agape Circle meets at 2:30 p.m. Monday. The Prayer and Bible Study group convenes at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. The church office is closed Wednesday, Grumbling Tummies Cafe Breakfast for SUM workers will not take place, and no Yoga Class will be held. Enjoy and wonderful 4th of July celebration with your families and friends.

Seelyville United Methodist Church is on the corner of U.S. 40 and Second Street, in Seelyville. The church office phone number is (812) 877-1868 with email contact available at seelyvilleumc@frontier.com. “We are a caring family making disciples for Jesus Christ.”

Memorial United Methodist Church

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

Please join us on Sunday for one of the following services. Rev. Scott’s sermon will be “They Laughed at Him.” One has to wonder how many times the crowd laughed at what Jesus said. Sometimes he was funny. Sometimes, though, it wasn’t the humor of Jesus but the seemingly outrageous things he said that made people laugh. Sometimes it wasn’t the crowd, sometimes it was his followers, his disciples. Sometimes, it is us! But, does Jesus get the last laugh?

Scripture: Mark 5:21-43.

At 8:45 a.m. we have our Traditional Worship Service. If you like to sing traditional hyms, 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 meets every Tuesday and Friday from 3-4 p.m. Now offering a “gentler” form of Tai Chi for Arthritis. Everyone is welcome.

The Knit Wits yarn ministry meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 1-3 p.m. and the 2nd and 4th Thursday from 5-7 p.m. If you like to knit or crochet or would like to learn, please join us.

Nami (National Alliance on Mental Illness) meets the 3rd Thursday of the month 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 www.umcmemorial.com.

Riley Bible Church

The entire Riley Bible family invites you to join us at our church. We are located two doors down from the Dollar General in the Riley Square, Riley; right off of Highway 46. Sunday morning services include Sunday School for all ages at 10 a.m. and family worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday night Prayer and Bible Study starts at 6:45 p.m. with a time of fellowship and the regular prayer and Bible study time starting at 7 p.m.

Currently, Pastor Hodge is teaching through the book of Romans on Sunday mornings.

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

Rosedale Baptist Church

Rosedale Baptist Church, Depot and Middle St., Rosedale, (765) 548-2857, Pastor: Randy McPike

Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Eve Service 7 p.m.; Wednesday Night Prayerand Bible Study 7 p.m.

Sunday at 7 p.m. We will have Scott Harris in concert, following the concert we will be having homemade ice cream.

July 7 at Rosedale Community Park will be a bounce house, hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn and snow cones. All free. Come and join us as we share Jesus and His love. Rosedale Community Park at 2 to 4 p.m.

Every third Sunday of the month come and join us for our “New Youth Group Program.”

At 11:30 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. Come and join the fun.

Centenary United Methodist

The congregation of Centenary, at 301 N. Seventh St., in Terre Haute’s Arts Corridor and adjacent to Indiana State University, welcomes you to our beautiful 146 year old church. We invite you to worship with us, Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Hear Lay Preacher Tom Barnett’s sermon, “Perseverance” (Luke 9: 51-62), and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and a special music event organized by choir director Erich Kendall.

Fellowship in the Church Library will follow the Worship Service, from 10:30-10:45 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 study), Don Dodson will teach and lead discussion on “Samuel Administers Justice” (1 Samuel 7: 3-11, 15-17). The College Age Class will be on summer hiatus until the fall semester.

Please plan to join us on July 8 for a welcoming reception for Dr. Rev. Jimmy Moore, his wife Mary Beth, and their two sons. He will assume leadership of Christ’s flock at Centenary on Sunday, continuing the work that pastors have done since 1865.

A “Youth Movie Night” with light supper is scheduled for Sunday from 6 to 9 p.m., at Central Presbyterian Church. The movie to be shown is “Holes,” and the question for follow-up discussion is “Digging for Answers.” There is no charge for this event, and all 6-12 grade students are invited.

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. The Wednesday Evening Bible Study class will recess until September.

If you have interest in Centenary’s music program such as the Chancel Choir, please let us know. Also consider participating in our Handbell Choir, directed by Debbie Thompson. If you would like to take part in Sunday School, in youth activities directed by Amanda Tramel, and in our very active women’s ministries, please call the Church Office, any day, at (812) 232-2319.

First Baptist Church

Our worship service is at 9:30 a.m. and this Sunday Pastor Bernie Jackson’s sermon topic will be “Worship Is Important” with scripture text from Romans 12:1-2. Communion is also observed on the first Sunday of each month. A children’s story is included as a part of our service each Sunday and afterward children in grades k-3 are dismissed to their own age appropriate programming. Pre-School Sunday School and extended is also available throughout the morning. Our First Link Hospitality Center is available before and after the service providing a place for members and guests to enjoy a cup of fresh Rex coffee, light refreshments and conversation.

Special music will be presented this Sunday by the Crystal Valley Quartet. This group will provide music for the 9:30 a.m. worship service and then present a 45 minute concert at 10:45 a.m. The Crystal Valley Quartet is a southern gospel group which has recorded six CDs. They have performed on the regional stage at the National Quartet Convention held each year in Louisville, Kentucky. The group includes four vocalists and a pianist. They sing old classics, original songs and recent hits. Following the 10:45 a.m. concert a carry-in picnic lunch will be served in Esken Hall.

First Baptist Church is an American Baptist congregation at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Further information is available at www.thfbc.org.

Smith Park United Methodist Church

Heaven’s Jubilee will present a program of gospel music tonight at 6 p.m. Steve and Janet Swalls are local musicians and the public is invited. A love offering will be received. New comers are always welcome at the “church that cares” located one mile north of West Terre Haute on Ferguson Hill at North Smith Place and Woodland Avenue. Our Sunday Schedule includes worship at 9 a.m. and Bible study at 10. Pastor Ed Gladish can be reached at (812) 241-5053.

Breden Memorial United Methodist Church

What makes a nation great? Is it riches, military might, strong leadership, a good spiritual foundation, the people who live here, the righteousness of God?

This Sunday and the Wednesday following is our nation’s birthday, July 4. How would you categorize our nation today? Many people see us as a nation that is lacking in many things. Pastor Deal will be speaking this Sunday on “The Strength of a Nation.” Companion scripture is recorded in Proverbs 14:12-34.

Worship service begins at 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion will be served. Sunday School follows Worship. AA meets on Tuesday at 6 p.m.; Ladies Prayer Group meets Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Come and visit us where the Word is honored and Christ is revered.

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

We continue with our sermon series Famous Bible Stories of the Old Testament with Abraham’s Call on Jacob and Esau on Sunday, Moses and the Burning Bush on July 8, The Golden Calf on July 15, The Lord Call Samuel on July 22 and Naaman Healed Leprosy on July 29. This series will conclude on Sept. 2.

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 a.m.-10:40 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. -6:30 p.m. and also Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. X-Treme Tweenz is a group for all fifth graders that meets at 4:30 p.m. every other Sunday.

Boost, our midweek gathering, starts with dinner at 5:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Center and classes for all ages at 6:30 p.m. We host sessions twice a year. Our next session will be held in the fall.

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 Cafe. Other groups include the Lunch Bunch (women), Yarn Spinners and Men’s Fellowship Group.

Two Southern Gospel groups are on the schedule. The Pfiefers return to Mount Pleasant on Oct. 4 with the concert beginning at 7 p.m. and Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. Ernie Couch and Revival will perform.

On Aug. 4 and 5 beginning at 7 p.m., Dr. David Reagan from the Lamb & Lion Ministry will be speaking on the Second Coming of Christ.

Dr. Bill Dando presenting Food, Famine and the Christian Response on Aug. 19 at 6 p.m.

North Campus Activities: North Campus has recently added two new activities. Mom2Mom meets the third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. with childcare provided. This group is ideal for making new friends and sharing parenting tips and ideas. Outings for moms and children will be planned. Also added is our Lifeline youth ministry. They will be meeting at the North Campus every other Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.

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 mornings at 10 a.m. to help spread Christ’s message to our shut-ins and newcomers. If you enjoy crafts, come on the first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. for Christian fellowship during origami and card making.

Vacation Bible School - Mark your calendars now for North Campus’s Sky VBS which will be July 22-26. Registration is in now under way and for secure online registration go to www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/MtPleasantNorthVBS.

Summer Sizzlers - Mount Pleasant will have opportunities for families to connect with our upcoming activities. They include our Share in the Fair (July 13) and a trip to the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky. (Aug. 3).

Mount Pleasant is connecting families and individuals with God and God’s family through Jesus Christ. For more information, you can call our south campus at (812) 232-4808 or north campus (812) 232-2478 or visit our website at www.mountpleasantfamily.org.

Celestial

Christian Church

The pastor is Greg L. Henderson, Jr.

Sunday worship is at 2 p.m. Tuesday Bible Class is at 7 p.m.

The new location is 1610 N. 25th St. in Terre Haute.

July 15: Family & Friends Day will feature food, fun and fellowship.

For more information, call (812) 917-4410 or visit www.celestialchristianchurch.org

First

Congregational Church

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio in Terre Haute, invites you to join us this Sunday, as we resume our sermon series on the Holy Spirit – the Celtic image the Wild Goose. This Sunday Rev. Carlson preaches about the “Cage of Guilt” that is often self-imposed and prevents us from chasing the Wild Goose and discovering the joys of a relationship with God through Christ. Join us as we explore the meaning and depth of forgiveness and the reality of grace. This week, in addition to the sermon, Rev. Carlson will share information from the recent Annual Meeting of the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches.

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

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.

For more information, visit www.firstchurchth.org or listen to our music and sermons at firstchurch.posterous.com/.

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