Signing for the
Savior class begins
Signing for the Savior, an educational class where sign language is done to music as a form of praise and worship, meets from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at Terre Haute United Methodist Temple, 5301 S. U.S. 41, in Terre Haute.
The class will be an active worship where participants express love and devotion to God through songs and prayers.
The class is led by Patty and Greg Cristy. There is no cost to attend; however a weekly love offering will be taken for the instructor to help defray the cost of fuel and class materials.
To learn more or sign up call 812-917-4970.
Ministry to take
Covenant Cooperative Ministry will be taking applications for Thanksgiving Food Baskets and its Christmas program, Teen Angels & Little Angel Trees, from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at 122 S. 10 1/2 St.
Angel Trees helps provide Christmas presents for children from low-income families in Vigo County.
Families with infants to 17-year-olds are eligible. A picture ID, proof of all household income, proof of state benefits (food stamps, TANF), a current utility bill and birth certificates for those under 17 are required.
CCM also is in need of financial contributions for its Christmas program. For more information call 812-478-7700.
Church to host book signing
Central Christian (Disciples of Christ) Church will host a book signing at 1 p.m. Oct. 28 with recently published author and member of the congregation, the Rev. Dr. William Hine. The public is encouraged to attend the signing, which will begin with an introduction to the book by the author with a time for questions and answers prior to the book signing.
His book, “A Journey of Faith as a Guide for Joy and Peace through Prayer,” is a workbook designed to lift one’s faith in God higher. Hine focuses on using Surrender/Suffering, Humanity, Obedience and Wonder/Awe, or SHOW, principles along with a dedicated prayer life through which one can obtain peace and joy. The workbook chronicles one’s journey to God.
Hine has been a dean and professor in higher education for more than 25 years, and his research interests are adult-learning theory and continuing education.
He is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He has studied the areas of spirituality and meditation and written articles and an earlier book on these topics. Hine is an oblate at St. Meinrad’s Benedictine Monastery in St. Meinrad, and lives in Terre Haute. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis.
Hine will donate the proceeds of the first 30 copies of the book to his church.
Central Christian Church is at 4950 E. Wabash Ave. For more information visit www.Xlibris.com.
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Gospel music soloist Ryan Seaton will be in concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday in First Christian Church at Brazil.
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Events, preachers lined up for 3-day Cross Road Revival
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THE JOY LADY: Do we use words for building up or tearing down?
Over the years, I have learned a thing or two.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: June 28, 2014
THE JOY LADY: Lewis, Dumas, Bonhoeffer: The words we read feed our souls
I work in a public library. It’s a perfect job for a bibliophile like me. (Don’t worry, that’s not a dirty word!)
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• Four-church VBS and adult Bible study event
• Retiring pastor to be honored for service
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THE JOY LADY: Evidence of our faith is not evident when we know what to do
Sometimes bad things happen to us. That’s usually when we ask, “Why, Lord?” But I wonder, do we have the right to ask that in the bad times if we’ve never asked it during the good times?
The Joy Lady: What should we do when we get annoyed with every day events?
I confess. Sometimes I get pretty annoyed with other people. Especially when they don’t do things just as I would have them done.
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THE JOY LADY: Listen: Saying what you mean, speaking the truth
Sometimes we don’t always speak the truth. Even when we say one thing, we mean another.
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Providence Gift Shop relocating with new name
The Gift Shop at Providence Center of St. Mary-of-the-Woods will host a grand opening celebration on June 20.
Methodist Temple seventh annual catfish dinner today
The Seventh annual “SummerFest” catfish dinner outreach of United Methodist Temple in Terre Haute will be today on the church grounds, 5301 S. U.S. 41.
June Taizé prayer service to focus on family
Persons of all faiths are invited to an ecumenical Taizé Prayer gathering from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Church of the Immaculate Conception at St. Mary-of-the-Woods.
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THE JOY LADY: We should pursue righteousness as if we’re starving for it
My doctor wants me on a new routine. Take a shot, eat breakfast.
The Joy Lady: Important questions we should ask ourselves every day
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Humorist, musician to bring SpiriTed tour to Terre Haute June 1
Maple Avenue United Methodist Church will be hosting daily columnist/
humorist Jonathan Richard Cring and artist/musician Janet Clazzy during their SpiriTed “Gospel According to Common Sense” tour, which includes comedic and inspirational essays from Cring’s national daily column at www.jonathots.
The Joy Lady: Um, excuse me, that’s not your parking space
We just returned home from a much-needed trip to visit my husband’s family in western Nebraska. Aside from the snowfall on Mother’s Day, and the warning about staying on the paved sidewalks at Scotts Bluff National Monument due to awakening of the prolific rattlesnakes in the area, and all that sage brush blowing across the highway, it was a great trip. Except for the parking situation.
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