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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Sisters to host ‘Way of the Cross for Justice’
Adding to a tradition born approximately 800 years ago, the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods will host “Way of the Cross for Justice” on Friday.
Churches come together for Good Friday service
The spirit that brought Centenary United Methodist, Central Presbyterian and St. Stephen’s Episcopal churches together for a grand combined Sunday morning worship service called Holypalooza last August is again bringing them together on Good Friday, the remembrance of the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth, one of the holiest days in Christian tradition.
St. Mary’s Helping Hands to host yard sale/bake sale
St. Mary’s Helping Hands, of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marshall, Ill., has scheduled its annual yard sale/bake sale from 8 a.m. to noon CDT on April 26, in St. Mary’s Parish Hall, at the corner of South Fifth and Maple streets.
Sisters announce Holy Week services
The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods have announced special services for Holy Week.
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Taizé event features prayer at the cross
The Sisters of Providence welcomes the greater faith community of the Wabash Valley to gather from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday for an ecumenical Taizé prayer in the Church of the Immaculate Conception at St. Mary-of-the-Woods.
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UU church: Cookies and Conversation
An event called Conversation and Cookies is an opportunity next week for members of the non-Muslim community to visit with local members of the Islamic faith.
Covenant opens food pantry
Covenant Ministry in Terre Haute has a food pantry open during the office hours of 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Faith Baptist to host Taylors show
The Taylors from Lillington, N.C., will be in concert at 7 p.m. April 13 in Faith Southern Baptist Church at Clay City.
Campus ministry set to celebrate 70 years of work
A giant banner in front of United Campus Ministries Center proclaims its 70th anniversary with the theme “Continuing the Journey.”
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When I was a young girl, I had plans for what my future would be.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: March 29, 2014
THE JOY LADY: ‘Only thing in life that is constant is change’
Here’s a truth that I can’t escape: Things change.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: MARCH 22, 2014
Sisters of Providence schedule ‘Come and See’ recruitment weekend
Catholic women ages 18 to 42 are invited to join the Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods for the annual “Come and See” weekend scheduled April 11-13.
Our Lady of Providence shrine to be rededicated
An important facet of the prayer ministry of the Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods will be reopened to the public on April 6.
‘Seven Last Words’ retreat scheduled
The Sisters of Providence are sponsoring a retreat that will explore the last statements Jesus Christ made during the crucifixion.
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.
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- 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.
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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.
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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
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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
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