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Church briefs: May 24, 2014

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Celestial Christian

Community Bible study at 7 p.m. Tuesday, 1219 S. 12th St. Visit or call 812-917-4410.

First Southern Baptist

Located at 1200 E. Davis Drive. Bible study is 9:15 a.m. Sunday, with Sunday school for infants through fifth grade. Worship service 10:30 a.m. Kid Worship for kindergarten through fourth grade is after singing. Extended session check-in for those under 4 years old is 10:15 a.m.

From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Spark for children, Ignite youth group and Blaze adult prayer group.

Pastor is the Rev. Bryce Ulrich. Call 812-235-7623 or, and visit

Prince of Peace Missionary Baptist

Daughters of the Divine Women’s Ministry will host the inaugural Mother and Daughters Luncheon today at 2 p.m., The event is at Meadows Banquet and Conference Center, Meadows shopping center. Tickets on sale now for $22.50, by calling Sister Destiny McCormick, 812-841-7511.

Luncheon theme is “A Table Set for Royalty: Do You Know Your Worth?” The keynote speaker will be Sister Emma Sullivan of Puritan Missionary Baptist Church, Indianapolis. The Scripture is 1 Peter 2:9, “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”

Mount Pleasant United Methodist

Aaron Wheaton, senior pastor, and Rick Swan, assistant pastor, and the church invite you to join us.

South campus, 3050 E. Davis Drive, offers Sunday worship at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m., Sunday school at 10 a.m. North campus, 1075 N. Fruitridge Ave., offers Sunday school at 9 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m. Both campuses will host Holy Communion on June 1.

“When Memories Prod Us Onward” is this Sunday’s sermon.

South campus has services in fellowship/worship center. Use front entrance until 10 minutes after each service starts, or west entrance at any time.

Try one of our small groups or Bible studies, available at both campuses. Music and arts opportunities include praise band, choir, hand bell choir and drama team.

We offer Upward soccer programs for kindergarten through eighth grade, in addition to a special needs league, at the north campus.

Revolution, for college-age students and up, meets Thursday with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Call 232-4808 for directions.

South campus activities:

The parenting Sunday school class begins a new series on June 1. “Balancing LIfe’s Demands” by Chip Ingram will help you get a handle on your life and bring your priorities under submission of God.

Lifeline, for grades six through senior year, meets 9:50 to 10:40 a.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sundays, and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. X-Treme Tweenz, for fifth-graders, meets bi-weekly 4 to 6 p.m. Sundays.

Prayer meeting is 6 p.m. Monday in chapel. Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program from hurts, habits and hang-ups, meets 7 p.m. Friday in Wide Eye Cafe. Other groups include the women’s Lunch Bunch, Yarn Spinners, Sit & Fit, and men’s fellowship group.

North campus activities:

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

Needle Nook and Hook meets Monday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Activities include sewing, crocheting, and knitting lap robes and afghans. Everyone invited regardless of skill level.

Registration is under way for Vacation Bible School 2014, “Wilderness Escape,” for both campuses. Deadline for south campus registration is June 8.

A Jonah fish fry will be Friday, 4 to 7:30 p.m. at north campus. Tickets are $9 for adults, $5 for children ages 4 to 10, and free for children ages 3 and under.

Call 812-232-4808 (south) or 812-232-2478 (north), visit, friend us on Facebook and follow on Twitter @Mt_PleasantUMC.

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation

No services at church Sunday. Instead we invite members and friends to a potluck lunch at Deming Park Ute Shelter at noon. Attendees should bring their own table service and beverages, and a dish to share. Call us at 812-232-1193.

Central Christian Church — Disciples of Christ

Worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Communion every Sunday, for all who wish to partake. Special time for the young church will take place. Fellowship with drinks and donuts is after worship.

Sunday school for all ages is 11 a.m. Adult class discusses Rob Bell’s book ”Love Wins.” No adult Bible study Monday because of the holiday.

Support Team of Mercy’s Surviving the Color Run May 31. This year’s run is dedicated in memory of Hannah Crist.

Located at 4950 E. Wabash Ave., call 812-877-9959 and visit

Eighth Avenue Baptist

We will have in concert May 31 at 7 p.m., gospel group Open Heart Quartet. Join us for an evening of inspirational music. Freewill offering taken. Call 812-235-5401, Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to noon; or

Oregon Baptist

We are an American Baptist Church, 11200 S. Carlisle St. Call 812-299-2112.

Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Fred Harrison leads worship at 10:30 a.m. Youth groups meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. Jr. ABY is for second through fifth grades and Sr. ABY is for sixth through 12th.

St. Benedict

111 S. Ninth St. Mass Saturday at 5:30 p.m., Sunday at 8:30 a.m. or 11 a.m., and weekdays at 12:05 p.m. High school youth will volunteer at West Virginia Nazareth Farm June 22 to 28. Send registration forms to your youth leader this week. Call 812-232-8421.

St. Joseph University Parish

113 S. Fifth St. Mass at 5 p.m. Saturday; Sunday at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; and weekdays at 5:15 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet is prayed Wednesday at 4:45 p.m. Visit online or call 812-232-7011.

St. Margaret Mary

Worship at 2405 S. Seventh St., Mass Saturday at 4 p.m. or Sunday at 11 a.m. Spanish Mass is 2 p.m. Sunday. Sacrament of reconciliation is today at 2:30 p.m. Visit online or call 812-232-3512.

St. Mary’s Village Church

Parish community invites you to liturgy Sunday at 9 a.m. For information call office, 535-1261.

St. Patrick

1807 Poplar St. Liturgy is today at 6 p.m., Sunday at 9 a.m., and Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. Every weekday, Communion service is 7:15 a.m. Sacrament of reconciliation is today at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 8 a.m. Catholic Adult Fellowship meets Tuesday, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in rectory, to continue our Jeff Cavins Bible study.

Vacation Bible School for ages 4 to grade 5 is June 23 to 27. Older children and adults are needed as volunteers. Register for either at www.groupvbs

| Visit online or call 812-232-8518.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

2322 N. 131⁄2 St. Mass is Saturday at 4:30 p.m., Sunday at 10:30 a.m., and Friday at 11 a.m.

The John Paul II High School car wash and breakfast is today, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Get a car wash for a freewill offering on school parking lot, and an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast for $5 in Sacred Heart Holy Family Center.Call 812-466-1231.

Annunciation, Brazil

19 N. Alabama St. Mass Saturday at 4:30 p.m., Sunday at 8:30 a.m., Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. Latin Mass is Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Visit online or call 812-448-1901.

Sacred Heart, Clinton

558 Nebeker St. Mass is Saturday at 4:30 p.m., Sunday at 9 a.m., or Thursday and Friday at 12:05 p.m. Reconciliation is Saturday, 3:30 to 4 p.m. Call 765-832-8468.

St. Joseph, Rockville

217 E. Ohio St. Mass Sunday is 11:15 a.m., Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. Sacrament of reconciliation is Tuesday, 4:30 to 5 p.m. Call 765-569-5406.

Deanery Center

Deanery-wide Memorial Day Mass is celebrated Monday at 11 a.m. in chapel of Calvary Cemetery. The “Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother” program concludes Tuesday at 10 a.m. Call 812-232-8400.

United Methodist Temple

Our guest pastor, the Rev. John Davis, will lead worship services at 8:45 (traditional) and 11 a.m. (contemporary). Sermon is based on Joshua 1:1-9, “Honoring the Dead.” Scripture readings this week are Deuteronomy 5:22-6:9, “The Great Commandment”; and Acts 1, “The Sending.” Sunday school at 10 a.m. Nursery is available.

Church activities:

Monday: 10:30 a.m., Holy Yoga (Level 1-2); 12:15 p.m, Celebrate Recovery, with lunch and groups for dealing with “hurts, habits and hangups.” Church office closed in honor of Memorial Day.

Tuesday: 1:30 p.m., staff meeting; Wednesday: 10:30 a.m., Holy Yoga (Power/Sculpt); Thursday: 10 a.m, Piecemakers Quilters; Friday: 10:30 a.m., Holy Yoga (Gentle)

Call 812-299-1898, or visit or

Centenary United Methodist

301 N. Seventh St., adjacent to Indiana State University. Worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Hear Certified Lay Speaker Deb Moore Hardin’s message, and listen to special musical event by Ben Hutchison.

Fellowship in church library follows at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school classes at 10:45 p.m. Nursery care provided. Friendship Class adult Bible study meets and discuss “The Greatest Commandment” (Leviticus 19:18; Mark 12:28-34). Lamplighters Discussion Group meets in Disciple Room. Preschool, primary, junior and youth classes are offered.

The 7th Cents Youth Group meets for a youth movie night at Central Presbyterian Church May 25, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Contact Youth Director Tiffany Grossman at 589-1647. Join prayer and meditation Thursday, 11 a.m. to noon. Call 232-2319.

St. Mark United Church of Christ

Join us Sunday at 475 S. Fruitridge Ave., across from Deming Park. Worship is 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Teresa Higus will give the message “Love All Around,” based on John 14:15-21.

Call church 812-232-8000, weekdays, 9 a.m. to noon.

Reformed Presbyterian

Sunday School is 9:30 a.m., worship at 10:45 a.m. Nursery for ages 3 and under is available. Meal and fellowship follow worship.

Pastor Dan Deason will be special guest preacher at Terre Haute Reformed Presbyterian Church this week. Dan is a graduate of Fuller Seminary. No Sunday school this week. Worship at 10:45 a.m. Nursery for ages 3 and under is available. Meal and fellowship follow worship.

Central Presbyterian

125 N. Seventh St. at 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship, with Pastor Lant Davis.

Central Presbyterian Church, 125 North 7th St, gathers 10:30 a.m. Sunday for traditional worship. Sermon, “Always Be Ready,” based on 1 Peter 3:13-22, in which the author encourages Christians, without fear, to testify to their hope in Christ Jesus. Nursery care is provided. Coffee and conversation will follow worship in the fellowship hall. Sunday school for all ages is 9:30 a.m.

Seekers and Searchers women’s Bible study is at church 10 a.m. Tuesday. Mission Committee will meeting at Light House Mission at 4 p.m. Tuesday for volunteering and regular meeting agenda. Personnel Committee meeting cancelled. Call 812-232-5049 or visit

Riley Bible

Main service is 11 a.m. We are two doors down from Dollar General, off Indiana 46. Call 812-230-6053, visit www.rileybible or find us on Facebook.

Rosedale Baptist

We are at Depot and Middle streets, with Pastor Randy McPike. Call 765-548-2857. Sunday worship service is 9:30 a.m., Sunday school at 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening service at 7, and Wednesday night prayer and Bible study at 7. Join us for our new youth group, Sunday, 6 to 7 p.m.

Church of Christ, Terre Haute

4017 E. Margaret Drive. Assembling times are Sunday at 10 a.m. for Bible study, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. for worship, and Wednesday for Bible study at 7 p.m.

Visit www.churchofchristat

St. George’s Episcopal, West Terre Haute

We invite you to Sunday adult Christian education, 9 to 9:45 a.m. in church hall. The topic will be Holy Currencies workshop attended by several parishioners. Sunday worship service of Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Michael Stichwey as the celebrant. Coffee hour follows. We are at Ferguson Hill, 1337 N. Smith Place. Visit or call 812-533-1346 and leave a message. Contact person: Sylvia Brockman, bishop’s warden,

Terre Haute Bible Center

Jerry R. Nash is our pastor. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and morning celebration at 10:30. No Sunday evening worship because of the holiday. Let’s go to our cemeteries and remember our dead, especially those who served in our armed services.

We host Dr. Paul Pitts in concert on May 31 at 7 p.m. He is opera-trained and has sung all over the world, but now most of his work is done in local churches. Paul uses his voice to comfort those who are ill, have lost loved ones, have bitterness and are hurting. He sings with a compassion for people to touch hearts with God’s love.

The center is at 3219 E. Evans Ave., north of Roselawn Cemetery. Call 812-460-4556 or visit

Rapture Temple Ministries

We will have a yard sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at 801 S. 25th St.

North Side Christian

Vacation Bible Camp will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 20 to 22 at 2525 E. Hasselburger Ave., for preschool through fifth grade. The camp will include songs, snacks, crafts, a Bible lesson with a puppet show, and other activities and challenges. This year’s theme is “Survivor.” Students will learn about individuals in the Bible who were able to survive their own challenges because of their faith in God. Children’s advance registration is encouraged by June 10.

For information and registration call 812-466-7949 or visit

Trinity Lutheran

Join the 10 a.m. worship service with Holy Communion Sunday at 2620 Ohio Blvd. Sunday school is at 9 a.m. The children will collect pennies for their Penny Power ministry to help feed the hungry around the world through the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran).

Lift up in prayer those affected by recent tornados. Donations may be dropped off at the church or mailed to Lutheran Disaster Response, 39330 Treasury Center, Chicago, IL 60694-9300. Write “U.S. Tornadoes” on the check memo line. Learn more at

Vacation Bible School for age 4 to fifth grade, and an adult Bible study class, will be June 22-26, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Call us at 812- 232-7628.

Seelyville United Methodist

Pastor Jack Diel and the church welcome guests for worship at 10 a.m. on Sunday at Dogwood Shelter in Hawthorn Park. In case of inclement weather, services will take place in the church and members will be notified.

Scriptures for Sunday are Psalm 66:8-20 and John 14:15-21, with Steve Jones as liturgist. Vocal and guitar music will be performed.

The sermon will be “Not Abandoned.”

Sunday school will enjoy the playground at the park, and we will have a picnic at 11 a.m. Bring lawn chairs and a side dish.

Church offices are closed Memorial Day. The prayer and Bible study group meets on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Beginning Yoga is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Staff Pastor Relations Committee convenes at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Yoga is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Pastor Jack and Jo Phillips will attend the annual Methodist Conference May 29 to 31, and the office will be staffed.

We are at the corner of U.S. 40 and Second Street. Contact us at 812-877-1868 or

Peniel United Methodist, Brazil

We are on Kennedy Crossing Road, north of Northview High School.

Family Night will be at 6 p.m. The Men’s Banquet is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday.

The Scripture for Sunday is St. John 14:15-21. Pastor Pippin’s message will be “The Promised Helper.”

Remember the Brazil Food Pantry. Soaps, laundry supples and dishwashing items are especially on the “need list.” Also save those box tops.

Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m., with services at 10:45 a.m. Call Pastor Pippin at 812-443-8489.

First Congregational

Join us at 630 Ohio St. Sunday. The Rev. Carlson will preach on  “Promises, Promises.”

God always keeps his promises. We will explore Jesus’ promise of an Advocate and Comforter, the Holy Spirit, and the importance and purpose of this Defender who is always with us.

Services are at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., with children’s Sunday school after the children’s sermon.

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