News From Terre Haute, Indiana

October 6, 2012

CHURCH BRIEFS: Oct. 6, 2012

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Maple Avenue United Methodist

Today, Maple Avenue UMC invites you to our annual United Methodist Women Rummage Sale. Join us from 9 to 11 a.m. for the sale. A large variety of items will be available. At 10 a.m. grocery bags will be passed out to anyone in attendance and you can fill the bag with any items for $1. Call the church for more details.

The church welcomes all to worship with us this Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Pastor, David Rockhill will deliver Sunday’s message titled “The Suffering Pioneer” which will incorporate scripture Hebrews 2:5-12. The theme this week is Jesus wins us a victory by reigning victorious over everything, and sharing our lives and our suffering. 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, afterschool 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 & 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

Shiloh Missionary Baptist

The church will be celebrating their 80th Church Anniversary Sunday, at 3 p.m., at 2401 7th Ave. Our special guest will be the Lost Creek Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Terrell Jones, Pastor delivering the “Word”. The public is invited to worship with us. Rev. Terrance M. Russell, pastor.

Rio Grande Baptist

The church congregation and Pastor Matt Larimer invite you to worship with us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. We meet together to worship and praise God, putting our faith in Him to receive His blessing and in turn, guidance in blessing others. There are many opportunities to experience the touch of Jesus through ministry, Bible study on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and special programs for children and adults.

We support ministries around Terre Haute and throughout the world. The World Mission Offering begins in October. This mission makes possible the long term International Ministries in more than 70 countries to evangelize, teach, prepare church leaders and more.

Rio Grande is located at 4411 E. Rio Grande, at the corner of Erickson and Rio Grande. Please visit our website for more information at www.riograndechurch.

com or e-mail at terrehauteRG

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 146 year old church. We invite you to worship with us, Sunday, at 9:30 a.m. Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s sermon, “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” (Acts 10: 9-23), and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and the Chancel Choir, directed by Erich Kendall, sing “Come and Be Among Us, Lord” (by Lloyd Larson).

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), Jed Smock will teach and lead discussion on “Stephen’s Arrest and Speech” (Acts 6: 8-7: 2a). ‘At the same time, in the Cross and Flame Room, the Adult Discussion Group will continue their study of the Book of John.

Sunday school classes for children under the age of 3 and up through the age of 18 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 6-12) taught by Gail Hays and Nancy Rogers. The theme for all classes on Sunday is “In the Wilderness.”

After Sunday school classes a church vision retreat, “Daring to Dream,” will take place between 11:30-3 p.m. A light lunch will be served. Let us know if you plan to attend so that we can adequately prepare. For further information, call the church office.

On Sunday, at 7 p.m., the “Big Question” Sunday school class for post-high school and college age students will meet at Centenary. The study topic for the Fall Semester will be Adam Hamilton’s book, “When Christians Get It Wrong.” Discussion will be led by the Rev. Phyllis Peters.

Centenary’s Chancel Choir rehearsals are from 8:30--9:15 a.m., every Sunday morning. We invite all who have interest in singing in a beautiful traditional church, led by an excellent choir director, accompanied by a published organist, and backed by a very fine old 1600 + pipe organ to join us.

Become a “disciple” through Bible study. Study the scriptures (from Genesis to Revelation) with us in a course lasting 34 weeks and meeting weekly for 2 and 1/2 hours (from September to May). This Bible Study will take place on Mondays, from 2:30 to 5 p.m.

Students from Middle School and High School classes (grades 6-12) will meet at Central Presbyterian Church from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Sunday. They will review “The Story: A Few Good Men...and Women.” Interested 6-12th grade students are welcome to become a member of the Seventh Cent Youth Group of Centenary and Central Presbyterian.

 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, please contact the church office, any day, at 812-232-2319.

Oregon Baptist

Sermon for Sunday is “Launch Out into the Deep” - Luke 5:1-11.

The church is an American Baptist Church, located at 11200 S. Carlisle St., 812-299-2112, with 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 please 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 at 6 p.m. There are youth groups for PreK through High School on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. The PreK to 2nd grade are learning “Values to Grow By” this year using a series from Veggie Tales. The second thru fifth graders are “Traveling Route 66” (66 books of the Bible). Please join us as we learn more about God’s word, play games and have a snack.

St. Benedict

The parish community, located at 111 S. 9th St., celebrates mass on Saturday at 5:30 p.m., and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Daily mass is celebrated each weekday with the exception of Wednesday at 12:05 p.m. Join us.

Religious education classes for our elementary grades are from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Our Freshman religious education class and Sophomore/Junior Confirmation classes meet from 5 - 6:45 p.m. on Sunday evening. The seniors are meeting monthly.

Come celebrate the life of St. Mother Theodore Guerin with us on Sunday. Immediately following the 11 a.m. liturgy we will serve a light meal in the St. Benedict Parish Center (free-will offering). The Sisters of Providence from St. Mary-of-the-Woods will join us. Sister Sue Paweski will portray St. Mother Theodore and help us understand the life of our only Hoosier saint. RSVP: Tina Elliott 812-877-9589 or

Holy Rosary

Fr. John Hollowell and the parishioners of the church, in Seelyville, invite you to join us for Sunday mass at 10 a.m.

St. Joseph University Parish

The parish, 113 S. 5th St., invites 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. For more information about our services or programs call the parish office at 812-232-7011.

Grade school and middle school religious education classes are from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. on Sunday. Our high school faith formation program classes are held on Sunday evenings from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane McGee at for more information or to register.

The parish serves Indiana State University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology while also welcoming the students of St. Mary-of-the-Woods College and Ivy Tech. Catholic Campus ministry strives to be the life-giving presence of Christ within the academic community. St. Joe’s welcomes new and returning students and celebrates the start of a new academic year. For more info go to

More than 1500 cities across the United States and Canada are expected to participate Sunday in the National Life Chain. Many local churches will be participating in the Terre Haute Life Chain on Third Street and Wabash Avenue from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Sunday. After the life chain, a program celebrating Respect Life Sunday will be sponsored by St. Joseph University Pro-Life Group. The program will begin at 4 p.m. in the Gregorian Room. After a brief presentation on the mission and purpose of the Pro-Life group, the movie Bella will be shown and popcorn and drinks provided. Please feel free to bring children and friends to this family friendly event.

St. Margaret Mary

The parish community invites 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. We are located at 2405 S. 7th St.

Religious education for grades Pre-K through 8 is held on Sunday morning from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Our high school religious education classes are held at the Moran Center, located at St. Patrick School, on Sunday evenings from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Call the parish office or contact Marcia Lane McGee at for more information or to register.

The parish invites you to a study of “Revelation” a Bible study program by Jeff Cavins. This study group meets on Sunday morning from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. in the parish office building. Cost $25 for materials. The Monday night study group will continue sessions this fall from 7 - 9 p.m., in the parish office building. The Monday night study group will discuss: Seven Deadly Sins - Seven Lively Virtues by the Rev. Robert E. Barron. Cost $15 for materials. Everyone is absolutely welcome to attend. To register or for more information please call the parish office 812-232-3512.

Our parish will celebrate the feast of St. Margaret Mary the weekend of Oct. 20-21. There will be a carry in dinner after the 11 a.m. mass in the Legacy Room.

St. Mary’s Village Church

The church invites you to join us for liturgy on Sunday morning at 9 a.m. Sunday morning religious education classes are held on Sunday morning.

The church also invites you to participate in our Hunger Bust Fun Run/Walk (1.5 mile) to be held today at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College (North end of Avenue) to benefit Providence Food Pantry, in West Terre Haute. Registration will take place from 9 to 9:45 a.m., with the race beginning at 10 a.m. The entry fee is $10. For more information about our parish or programs call the parish office at 812-535-1261.

St. Patrick

Fr. Rick Ginther, pastor and the 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 about any of our programs call the parish office 812-232-8518.

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 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.

Sunday morning religious education classes for grades Pre-K through 8 meet from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m., in the Moran Center. Our high school faith formation classes are held in the Moran Center on Sunday evenings from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Call the parish office or contact Marcia Lane McGee at for more information or to register.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

The church parishioners welcome you to celebrate mass with them at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday or noon on Sunday. We are located at 2322 N. 13th St. Join us this weekend!

Religious education classes for grades Pre-K through 8 are at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. High school youth ministry classes begin at 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information call the office at 812-466-1231.

The new Hearts to Hand Outreach Ministry at the parish is open for donations anytime. You can help by donating any of the following items: soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioners, toilet paper, diapers, dish soap, cleaning items, and of course food items. Our goal for year’s end is 5,500 items. Religious education children will keep a tally of donated items. Table of the Good Shepherd Food Pantry, which is open on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, during the day as well as in the evening, will receive all items donated. The 365 people served by the pantry are grateful for all we do to help! God bless you for your generosity.

If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, RCIA, is the place for you. Sessions are held weekly on Wednesday from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. If interested or have questions, please contact Barb Black at 812-466-1231 or

Peniel United Methodist

The church is located at Kennedy Crossing Road, in Brazil.

What a blessing to hear the voice of Sam Glover back on Sept. 23. There is so much talent in this area. His message was very inspiring which was a difficult act to follow after the memorial to Wilma Icenogle. I doubt that there was a dry eye in the congregation. What a nice lady and family.

The choir will have their practice at 7 p.m. on Oct. 17. Keep Oct. 18 in mind for the Co-Workers/Fidelis Class meeting at 6 p.m.

Soups are on the most needed list for the Food Pantry, but in reality everything is in great need and appreciated.

Communion will be served to all those who wish to partake this Sunday.

Everyone is invited and always welcome to attend this little country church in Clay County, where you will feel like family. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by church services at 10:45 a.m. The Scripture for this Sunday is from St. Mark 10: 2-16. Pastor Pippin’s message will be “Getting in the Way!”

For more information about the church or any of the activities contact Pastor Pippin at 812-443-8489.

New Covenant Fellowship

Beginning Sunday at 9:30 a.m, NCF will have Sunday school classes for all ages from birth through adult. On that same Sunday, Praise & Worship movies to 10:30 a.m. New Covenant Fellowship is a non-denominational community of believers built by Christ, for Christ, who is dependent on Christ and living on a mission to bring others to Christ to the glory of God and for the joy of His people. 812-466-2800.

First Unitarian Universalist


The church is located at 1875 Fruitridge Ave. Our service is held each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. This Sunday the Rev. Jennie Barringtons sermon will be: “To Live Like Ghandi” The prophetic reformer Mohandas “Mahatma” Gandhi was born on Oct. 2. We will look at how Gandhi really lived, which is the best way to honor a prophet. Gandhi’s way of transforming the world was through teaching and practicing non-violence.

Sunday at 9:15 a.m. we invite you to join our adult education group, The Rationalist Free Thinkers Discussion Group, led by Dr. Ed Warner. They will meet in the library. This week their topic of discussion will be: The Missing Martyrs by Islamic Specialist, Charles Kurzman.

 Children’s religious education begins at 10:50 a.m. 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 the church. 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 at 812-232-1193 or visit our website at

Hulman Street Wesleyan Church

The staff and congregation of Hulman Street Wesleyan Church, located on the corner of 20th and Hulman streets in Terre Haute invite you to join us for worship on Sunday morning. This Sunday, Mr Kris Robinson will be bringing the Message. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday Evening Worship Services begin at 6 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The youth also meet at 6 p.m. for an evening activity in the Gymnasium that is located next door to the church in the Family Life Center.

Wednesday Evenings are packed with excitement at HSWC. The opportunities to grow in knowledge and service are endless. There is something for everyone beginning at 7 p.m.

Adults: In the church sanctuary- Dr. Bill Coker continues his extensive Bible Study through the Book of Romans. This week s lesson comes from chapter 16.

In the Family Life Center- Dr. Dan Willis continues his Bible study with the young adults.

Youth: The youth, ages 6th grade through High School, meet in the Family Life Center under the Leadership of Kier Hopkins- Smith and his team of sponsors. They are currently in the midst of a “Jesus Journey”.

Children: Team Kids meet in the Children’s Chapel in the Family Life Center. They are continuing in their “Walk Through the Bible”. Dinner is served, free of charge, from 6:15 until 6:45 weekly.

The Toddler-age children meet in the Busy Babies Class in the Family Life Center.

All services are finished by 8:15 p.m.

We are preparing for our Christmas Bazaar on Nov. 10, any one desiring booth space contact Mary Rost at 812-243-9859. Booth rent is $10, there will be all types of arts and crafts, pampered chef, and other well known distributors, hand made items, jewelry, candles and many other great Christmas gift ideas Food and beverages will also be available. Bazaar hours are from 10:30-3:30 with the center being open an hour before and an hour after for setup and shut down.

Bus services are available to all for all of the worship services, please contact the church office to arrange your transportation needs. Call 812-242-9556.

Reformed Presbyterian Church

The Terre Haute Reformed Presbyterian Church, a new congregation committed to the inspired and infallible Word of God, cordially invites new students and all others to join us for worship this Sunday. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. The regular adult class is studying the promises of God using the Joel Beeke/James La Belle book Living by God’s Promises, while the college-age class is working through The pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges. Pastor Bill Roberts will preach on the theme of “Faithfulness in God’s Kingdom” from the book of II Timothy. 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 North 25th Street (corner of 25th Street and 5th Ave.). A nursery for children three and under is available during the worship service.

Central Presbyterian Church

Central Presbyterian Church (125 North 7th St.) will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Davis’s sermon, “Giving God Our Day,” will be based on Psalm 46, in which the psalmist expresses God’s reminder, “Be still, and know that I am God!” Tomorrow is World Communion Sunday; so the Lord’s Supper will be served during worship, and our annual Peacemaking Offering will be received. On Sunday we welcome our new church organist, Jonathan Rudy. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. The church office will be closed Monday in observance of Columbus Day. On Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., Innovation Generation, the church’s small group for young adults from college-age to 40-ish, will meet at the church. For more details, call the church office 812-232-5049 or visit us online:

Seelyville United Methodist Church

Pastor Jack Diel and the Seelyville UMC Family invite you to worship Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. as we celebrate World Communion Sunday. Nursery care will be provided by Pam Alexander and Donna Crowley, and a time of fellowship and refreshment will begin at 10:45 a.m. with the Scrapbooking Group as Hostesses.

Kid’s Hour continues from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster with helpers N. Herman and Kristina Norton. This newly created children’s program invites those from 5-12 years of age to attend each Sunday morning. Bring your children for Bible study, crafts, skits, puppets, movies and songs. Adults are encouraged to volunteer as weekly assistants.

The sermon for Oct. 7 is “The Inclusive Path of Christ” and will ask if we place God central in our lives and if we give in proportion to our gratitude for God’s redeeming love and grace. Scripture readings are from James 5: 13-20 and Mark 9: 38-50.

Liturgist for this Sunday is Steve Jones, and the Chancel Choir, under the direction of Cathleen Flynn, will present the anthem “Fill-A Me Up!” Mary Jensen is the organist/pianist and hymns for this Sunday are “There’s a Spirit in the Air,” “Together We Serve,” and “One Bread, One Body.” Holy Communion will be served and the Sanctuary will be filled with items from around the world.

Scrapbooking Weekend is taking place Oct. 5, 6, and 7 in Fellowship Hall. The workshop is open to new participants, and members will be happy to give a tour, talk about the tools used, and show the accomplishments of past sessions.

The Agape Group continues its fall study on Monday, Oct. 8 at 2:30 p.m. in the home of Edith Tucker. Webelos 2 meets in Fellowship Hall at 6:p.m. On Tuesday, Oct. 9 the Prayer & Bible Study group convenes at 10 a.m. A New Member Exploration Class takes place at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jack. Webelos 1 and Wolves meet at 6 p.m., followed by Tigers & Bears at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall.

Book Banter Buffet will hold its monthly lunch and book discussion on Wednesday, Oct. 10 in the home of Mary Jensen. A Natural Woman, an autobiograpy by composer/singer Carole King, will be explored as the group enjoys favorite menu items from the ‘60’s and ‘70’s. Yoga continues at the church with instructor Trudy Newton at 5:30 p.m. followed by the Worship Team meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Financial Peace University holds its weekly session on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. with instructors Steve & Patty Jones. This program on Christian financial principles is always open to new participants and meets weekly at the church. On Friday, Oct. 12 the Emmaus group meets in the home of Newman and Connie Atkinson. Our congregation is looking ahead toward the annual Bean Dinner following morning worship on Sunday, Oct. 14.

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 available at “We are a caring family making disciples for Jesus Christ.”

Unity Presbyterian Church

Worship service at 1207 E. Springhill Dr. is 10:30 a.m. All are welcome! Our Pastor is Linda Peters. Her sermon: “Relationships that Give Life and Peace,” based on Psalm 8 and Mark 10:2-16. Sunday we celebrate World Communion and Dedication of Peacemaking Offering. Bible Study, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School class following A Moment with the Children. Child care is available during worship. Join us for coffee and fellowship following the service.

Amie Ellison is our choir director, Andrea Marlow is our organist. Choir rehearsal is every Thursday, 7 p.m. and every Sunday 10 a.m. For the month of October, Unity will pray for Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA. Community Presbyterian Church, Henryville, and this week, blessings to all who volunteer, are staff members, bus drivers, administrators and students at Fuqua Elementary School.

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

Join us for Potluck and Praise each Thursday 6 pm. Church office 812-299-2206.

Rosedale Baptist Church

Rosedale Baptist Church, Depot and Middle Street, 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 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 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.

Central Christian Church

- Disciples of Christ

Our Sunday worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m. We celebrate World Communion Sunday with other congregations throughout the world. A special time with Rev. Zelensky will be held for the Young Church. Our Young Church will gather donations for their Blessing Box. Nursery care is provided during the service. After worship we will gather for a fellowship time with donuts and drinks.

Sunday School for all ages will begin at 11 a.m. We have two adult classes, an elementary class, and a middle/high school class. An adult Bible study is Monday at 9 a.m with Rev. Zelensky. This group meets at the church.

The Elders of the church will meet at noon Sunday for a time of prayer, fellowship and study.

We continue to sell Fair Trade coffee, tea, and chocolate bars.

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 web site is

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 East Davis Drive, offers Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. with Sunday school classes beginning 10 a.m. Our north campus, located at 1075 North 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.

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

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 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. from October to May beginning Oct. 7.

 Boost, our 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. We host sessions twice a year. Our fall session is currently underway and will run through October 24th.

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

On Dec. 13 at 7 p.m., Ernie Couch & Revival, a southern gospel group, will perform in our sanctuary.

North campus

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.

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. If you enjoy crafts, come on the first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. for Christian fellowship during origami and card making.

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

St. Mark United Church

of Christ

On Saturday, Oct. 6 at 10 a.m. there will be a “Blessing of the Animals” service at 10 a.m. on the south lawn (Hudson St. side) of St. Mark United Church of Christ at 475 Fruitridge Ave. All leashed, caged, or crated pets are welcome, along with their pet parents.

You are also invited to attend Sunday worship at 9:30 Sunday morning. 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 Tuesdays our Merry Stitchers meet from 1-3 to knit or crochet prayer shawls. On Wednesdays our Sewing Gals meet from 9-2 to make blankets. All are welcome to join any of these events-membership not required.

We still have a few vendor spots available for our Nov. 3 Crafts and More day. Call the church office is you have any questions. 812-232-8000, Monday thru Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

First Baptist

Our Sunday morning worship service is at 9:30 a.m. and this week Pastor Bernie Jackson’s sermon topic will be “Generous Living Through Commitment” with scripture text from Luke 18:18-30. The Sanctuary Choir anthem will be “Our God” a contemporary Christian song arranged by Heather Sorenson. This will also be Golden Age Sunday, as we recognize those persons who have been members of First Baptist Church for 50+ years. They will be recognized during the worship service and honored at a luncheon provided in their honor following Sunday School. The Service of Communion is also observed on the first Sunday of each month. The children’s story will be given by our children’s minister, Jill Kirchoff, after which children in grades k-3 are dismissed to Children’s Church. Pre-School Sunday School and extended care is available throughout the morning. Our First Link Hospitality Center is open before and after the worship service serving freshly brewed Rex coffee and light refreshments and providing a place for members and guests to connect through conversation. Sunday School, with classes for all ages, is at 10:45 a.m.

On Sunday at 6 p.m. our associate pastor, Rev. Steve Newman, will lead a congregational hymn sing. The theme will be hymns that are uniquely Baptist, either through the circumstance of their writing, or due to the denominational connections of those who wrote the hymns. The Youth Bell Choir will rehearse at 5 p.m., followed by youth snack supper and youth gathering. The children’s choir also rehearses at 6 p.m. and children in grades k-5 are invited to join them as they continue preparation for their Christmas musical.

On Sunday evening, Oct. 14, we will host a concert by the men’s group “Graybeard.” The members of this group are Kevin McCrae, Gary Scroggins, Lee Reberger, Dave Lloyd and Rod Clarke. Graybeard’s focus is entertainment as well as ministry and their music spans the universe of musical styles. The concert is free and everyone is invited. A free-will offering will be received to assist with the music ministry of Graybeard.

 We are currently collecting non-perishable food items to help restock our community food banks, which have experienced a serious lack of resources in recent weeks. A container is available in the church atrium for contributions and the Penny Jar is also provided for those who prefer to make a financial contribution. This collection will continue throughout the month of October.

First Baptist Church is an American Baptist congregation located at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Our ministries include a week-day pre-school program, active children’s & youth programs, choirs for all ages, small groups, Wednesday evening dinner & multi-age programming. Further information is available on our website at

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 Street.

Please join us on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, for one of the following services. Rev. Scott’s sermon will be “Let Them Come”. In a world where children were relatively unimportant, Jesus says let them come to me. In a world where people who are different are seem as relatively unimportant, Jesus says let them come to me. In a world of his and her’s, mine and theirs, us and them, and her’s/theirs/them seem relatively unimportant, Jesus says let them come to me. On World Communion Sunday, Jesus says let them come to me! Scripture: Mark 10:13-16.

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.

The Sewing Stitches are back and will be meeting on Oct. 9, and Oct. 23, 2012 from 10 am-2 pm.

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 from 6:30-8 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 877-9950.

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

Grace Community Church

of Terre Haute

The Presence of God. The Word of God. The Love of God. This is what you will experience at Grace Community Church. We invite you to celebrate faith in God with us. Our celebration begins at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. Grace is a safe place to experience and interact with God. Children are very important at Grace. Here they meet God as their friend. They learn about His love.

Each Sunday we start with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. for people of all ages. Our Children’s Sunday School is something your children will love. Our Youth Sunday School is a great time of encouragement and learning. Our adults enjoy good fellowship, discussion and teaching. All this is in an environment of love and respect.

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. The message is always Bible based and helps lift our eyes to Jesus Christ. Mike Pringle is our pastor. He has a way of making the truths of God practical and helpful.

You will find warm and friendly people here. They are the kind of people who will be happy to meet you and sit with you. Nobody at Grace is perfect. Nobody pretends to be either. We love God and we love the people God loves. That means you.

If you feel drawn to God in any way, Grace is a good place to be. If you are tired of trying to live your faith by yourself, then you don’t have to be alone.

We meet in the Gospel Assembly Church fellowship hall at 401 W. Springhill Dr. in Terre Haute. It is just west of DeBaun 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

United Methodist Temple meets to worship God in its temple located at 5301 U.S. 41 South, just past the intersection of 7th Street with U.S. 41. We are a family that loves to know Christ, grow in Christ, and show Christ to all. We meet for worship every Sunday at 8:45 a.m. for traditional and liturgical worship, and 11:00 a.m. for blended praise worship. This Sunday, we celebrate World Communion. We give offerings that especially support Ethnic Minority Scholarships in the US and scholarships abroad. Every Sunday at 10:00 am we have Bible study classes for all ages. Our nursery is staffed by our Nursery Team Leader, Courtney Rundel. We have Kids Own Worship for all children who attend worship with parents and then wish to be in their own worship experience. Please check out our Welcome Cafe and join us for worship and study this Sunday. You won’t regret this time of worship and praise and learning.

This Sunday our theme for worship is “The New Family.” Utilizing the texts Hebrews 2:5-12 and Mark 3:31-35, we see how Jesus valued the family of God more than his own family. One day, as he was teaching, his mother and brothers came to get him. They were waiting outside for him, and they called to him. In this very important text, we see Jesus lifting up the truth, that among His followers there is a new family that is more important than the biological family loyalty. Clan and tribe are not as important as the new family in Christ. We are one family in Christ. We have a brother in our Savior, our Rabbi, our friend, Jesus the Christ, as the author of Hebrews indicates. What a great family is the family of faith!

Our schedule:

Sunday: 8:45 a.m. Traditional worship 10:00 a.m. Sunday school classes for all ages 11:00 a.m. Blended Praise Worship 6:30 p.m. Youth Group with Youth Team Leader Tante Robinson.

Monday: 10:30 a.m. Christian Yoga 12:00 to 2:15. Celebrate Recovery led by Gene Finley and Karla Clayton.

Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Bible Study of Psalms with Rev. Steve Cain.

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6 p.m. Zumba in Fellowship Hall

Wednesday: 10 a.m. Paul —  a Beth Moore Study for women led by Jill Kuckewich and Paula West 6pm Weight Watchers 7 p.m. The Letter of James led by Ruby Piety

Thursday: 10 a.m. Piecemakers 6 p.m. Bell Practice 7:15 p.m. Chancel choir practice.

Friday: 10:30 a.m. Christian Yoga with Macy Kalb.

Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. We can be reached through Margaret Fulsom, our secretary at 812-299-1898. Our staff includes Jill Kuckewich, Music Director, Kids Hope Director, ; Doug Sperry, Organist; Janet Friedrich, Temple Pre School Director; Tante Robinson, Youth Team Leader; Steve Cain, Senior Pastor, who can be reached by email at Our website is reachable

Faith Outreach Family

Faith Outreach Family Church, 3001 Wallace Ave. in Terre Haute is now offering Smart Choice Food, a discount-priced food relief program. One box of Smart Choice food costs about half of similar food at retail prices and contains many protein items, vegetables, and other items to make a complete meal. You may view the products, prices, and ordering details by visiting

Church of Christ at Terre Haute

Are you looking for the church you read about in the Bible? Are you looking for the church that truly respects the authority of Christ in all things, that wears the name of Christ, worships according to the teaching of Christ, and does the work of Christ? We invite you to come be with us. We assemble in the meeting room of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites (Exit 11, I-70 & SR 46, behind McDonald’s) Sundays at 10 a.m. & 3 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

The Bible is our only guide, and we will defend everything we teach and practice. We look forward to meeting you this Sunday.

We would like to get together with you and study the Bible. Which day or evening of the week would be best for you? Contact John Edwards (812) 320-4450, Reggie Ross (765) 653-4475 or Johnie Paul Edwards (812) 360-7441 for a free home Bible study. Have a Bible question? We are happy to hear from you.

Find us on Facebook by searching Church of Christ at Terre Haute and visit our website at where you can access audio recordings of sermons preached, read articles on Bible topics, be added to our mailing list, submit a Bible question, and more.

First Congregational

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio in Terre Haute, invites you to join us this Sunday, October 7th, as we return to our sermon series, “Walking with God” with the sermon “Stand and Deliver: Moses”. The story of Moses leading the Israelites from Egypt and their years of slavery is well known, but it goes much deeper than the ten plagues and the parting of the Red Sea. With God’s arrival in the form of a burning bush, Moses tried every argument in the book to keep from walking with God. Join us as we look at the way God smoothes the rough path we identify in our lives to make walking possible.

This Sunday we also join with brothers and sisters in Christ from around the world as we celebrate World Communion Sunday.

Church services are at 8:30 (meditative) and 10:30 (traditional) each Sunday morning. Children’s downstairs. 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.

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.

For more information, check us out on the web at or listen to our music and sermons at

Breden Memorial United Methodist Church

There is a distinct difference between wisdom and knowledge. Wisdom is given of God and knowledge is that which is required through study. Both are very much needed for life and one does not replace the other. The Apostle James points out to us that if we lack wisdom we should ask of God.

With the present state which the U.S. is in, we should all be seeking wisdom from God.

We need His guidance, wisdom, and understanding. Prayer will take us a long way if we are willing to use it.

Pastor’s message this week will be “The Need For Wisdom.” The scripture lesson is recorded in James 1:5.

Worship Service begins at 9:30 a.m. No Sunday School this week. We will have a congregational meeting after worship. Holy Communion will be served at Worship.

AA meets on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.

Ladies’ Prayer group meets on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.