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.
Lizzy Long, Little Roy Lewis to perform at Union Christian Church in March
Lizzy Long and Little Roy Lewis are scheduled to take the stage at 7 p.m. March 28 at Union Christian Church, 5350 E. Hulman Drive.
THE JOY LADY: Don’t let the grouchiness seep in with the snow
I don’t know if you’ve noticed it or not, but people are starting to get… well… umm… how can I say it gracefully? People are starting to get grouchy. And that makes me kinda grouchy, too.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: Feb. 22, 2013
Lenten book study series set
Those who wonder what happened during the second Vatican Council can plan to attend a Lenten study series based on John W. O’Malley’s book, “What Happened at Vatican II,” scheduled for the four Thursdays in March.
National Catholic Sisters Week
Sister Editha Ben, vocation director for the Sisters of Providence, will attend the first National Catholic Sisters Week March 8-14 along with Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College student Josephine Nieto.
Joy Lady: Finding the importance of truth described in the Bible
The Bible. It’s my favorite book of all time. I read it. I study it. I teach it. I quote from it. I write about it. I sing songs about it. I love the Bible in many formats, for I use several translations and paraphrases. And I’ve even been known to borrow my husband’s Greek New Testament to check on some phrase or word from the original.
- Church briefs; Feb. 15, 2014
Ministry hosts teen suicide presentation; announces call for actors
Innovative Anointed Ministries in Terre Haute is hosting a presentation Saturday, Feb. 15, on teen suicide, and how people should not be afraid to speak out and help save lives among their peers.
“Speak Life — Show Love” begins at noon Saturday in Saints Home Church of God In Christ at 2210 N. 13th St.
Church presents ‘Love Languages’ author’s video seminar on Valentine’s weekend
Gary Chapman wrote the original edition of “The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted” in 1979.
Now a nationally known author and relationship counselor, with a radio program heard on more than 100 stations across the United States, Chapman first published the book under the title, “Toward a Growing Marriage,” 35 years ago.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: Feb. 8, 2013
THE JOY LADY: A half-crazed squirrel, Sister Bertha and secret sins
Today we’re going to discuss Sister Bertha Better Than You. She’s the dear sister who was immortalized in Ray Stevens’ “The Mississippi Squirrel Revival.”
Brenda Doreen Murphy
MARTINSVILLE, Ill. — Brenda Doreen Murphy, 66, of Martinsville, passed away at 5:55 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at her home.
THE JOY LADY: Be joyful, pray continually, give thanks for God’s glory
There’s a special framed picture in our house.
- RELIGION BRIEFS: Feb. 1, 2014
- CHURCH BRIEFS: Jan. 25, 2013
THE JOY LADY: Those good Old Testament stories teach us many lessons
I love a good story — the kind of story that makes me think about it long after I’ve heard it or read about it.
Joy Lady: Jesus’ last words give step-by-step approach to personal evangelism
We all want to have the last word, don’t we?
- Church briefs: Jan. 18, 2014
‘Winter Night of Prayer’ set for Thursday
The Sisters of Providence invite people of all faith traditions to St. Mary-of-the-Woods for “A Winter Night of Prayer” in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday.
Joy Lady: Wish we would all be a bit more child-like; don’t you?
Recently, our two oldest grandchildren spent a few days with us. When their parents came to pick them up, their daddy asked them, “What was the best thing about staying here?” Without hesitation, they both pointed to my husband and me and said, “Being with Nonnie and Papaw!” It melted our hearts.
- Church briefs: Jan. 11, 2013
Joy Lady: Want a way to keep your resolutions? Resolve to change your thinking
It should come as no surprise to my regular readers that I don’t “do” new year’s resolutions. Nope. Don’t believe in them. In fact, the entire time I’ve written this little column — going on 14 years, now — I have not once dedicated a column to any new year’s resolutions. I’ve confessed that I know any resolution or promise I make will be one I will break before the new year is even a week old. I’m just that kind of gal.
- Church briefs: Jan. 4, 2013
Joy Lady: We shouldn’t play the exchange game with God
The packages have been opened and the wrappings discarded. The toys have been played with. The electronics have had their batteries charged and their software downloaded. The cookies and candy have been passed around and eaten. The leftovers have been forgotten in the back of the refrigerator. That’s because Christmas is … well, it’s ummm … it’s over. Now it’s the season for The Great Gift Exchange.
- Church briefs: Dec. 28, 2013
Seven Sisters of Providence celebrate 70 years
This year, seven Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods will celebrate 70 years in the congregation.
Joy Lady: At the top of my list of favorite things …
Here is this year’s list of a few of my favorite things.
- Church briefs: Dec. 21, 2013
Four celebrate 75, 80 years as Sisters
This year two Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods will celebrate 75 years in the congregation, and two will mark 80-year anniversaries.
New Providence Associates commit to works of love, mercy, justice
Recently 21 Providence Associates pledged “to make a commitment that will honor Divine Providence and further God’s loving plans through works of love, mercy and justice in service among God’s people.” Most did so in a ceremony Nov. 9 in the Church of the Immaculate Conception at St. Mary-of-the-Woods.
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