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July 28, 2012

Church briefs: July 28, 2012



Christ Lutheran

The church, located at 24th and Poplar streets, is having a rummage sale Friday, Aug. 3, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Aug 4, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be many books, adult size clothing, shoes, toddlers size clothing, file cabinets, winter wear, wooden decor, owl nick-nacks, glass wares, baskets, plastic ware, puzzles, VHS movies, electronics, and many miscellaneous items. Our church has a handicap accessible elevator from the 24th street side.

Celestial Christian

The church, now located at 1610 N. 25th St., with Pastor Greg L. Henderson Jr., invite you to Sunday Worship at 2 p.m. Our website is www.celestialchristianchurch.org.

August worship celebration: Every Sunday in August at 2 p.m., we will be celebrating God’s greatness at our new location featuring guest speakers/pastors. The closing celebration service is an all White Worship Event, it will be Sunday Aug. 26, and we will be giving away a free flatscreen TV and food will be served after service.

Fall Revival - “Restoring The Joy”: Guest Speaker Pastor Eddie M. Payne of First Agape Baptist Church (New Orleans, La.) Sept. 5 to 7, at 7 p.m.

Oregon Baptist

 The church, located at 11200 S. Carlisle St., (812) 299-2112, with Pastor Fred Harrison, invites you to come and worship. Bring your friends and family for a fun filled evening of fellowship. Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. We will enjoy music presented by Heaven’s Jubilee and have an Ice Cream Social.

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 fit in and 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. Rev. Fred Harrison leads us in morning worship at 10:30 a.m. PreK-First grade and Jr./Sr. ABY (6th-12th grade) meet on Wednesday at 7 p.m. during the summer. During the school year Jr. ABY (2nd-5th grade) and an Adult Bible Study also meet.

Rio Grande Baptist

Please join Pastor Matt Larimer and the congregation for Sunday school this week at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. We sing praises with contemporary worship songs and traditional hymns as well. Pastor Matt gives a children’s message for the youngsters (and the young at heart). During the sermon children and youth are invited to attend lessons in one of our classrooms.

Wednesday at 7 p.m. we offer Bible study led by Pastor Matt. All are welcome to join us as we learn more about God’s Word and how to apply the knowledge gleaned from it to our everyday lives.   

On Aug. 12 at 5:30 p.m. our kids will be participating in a “Monster Water Balloon Fight.”

There will be a Bible lesson, music and songs, skits, food and other surprises. A special prize will be awarded for the one who brings the most friends. For admission, everyone is asked to bring a canned good or two for donation to our food pantry. We welcome area children to join us in the fun. Parents are also welcome.

Beginning Thursday, Sept. 6, at 6:30 p.m. we will be offering the Dave Ramsey “Financial Peace University” classes. Be watching for more information regarding this. The church is a friendly, family-oriented church dedicated to having fun while serving God and the entire community. We are located at 4411 E. Rio Grande Ave., at the corner of Erickson and Rio Grande. Visit our website at www.riograndechurch.com for more information or e-mail at terrehauteRGBC@gmail.com

Unity Presbyterian

Worship service at 1207 E. Springhill Drive is 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. Our Pastor is Linda Peters. A Special Speaker this week is Elder Dr. Roland Kohr, his message is: “Your Favorite Verse” based on Psalm 119:1-16 and II timothy 2:14-15. 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. For the month of July, Unity will pray for Auburn Theological Seminary, New York. Seminary related to the PC(USA) by Covenant Agreement and First Avenue Presbyterian Church, Evansville. During the summer months we are praying for an agency in our community; this week, blessings to all who volunteer, the staff or those who work with Hamilton Center.  

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: www.unitythin@gmail.com   

Join us for potluck and praise each Thursday 6 p.m. Church office (812) 299-2206.

 Centenary United Methodist

The congregation of Centenary, 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, and listen to Angela Scherer’s piano mastery and a special music event organized by choir director Erich Kendall, featuring Angela Scherer.

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) Bill Dando will teach and lead discussion on “Jehoshapat Makes Judicial Reforms” (2 Chronicles 19: 4-11). The College Age Class will be on summer hiatus until the Fall semester.

On Monday, July 30, at 10 a.m., join us in good conversation at the Prayer Shawl Ministry, gathering and working with others to create items that will be given to elevate the spirits of those who need uplifting.

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. The Wednesday Evening Bible Study class will recess until September.

If you have interest in Centenary’s music programs such as the chancel choir, let us know. Also consider participating in our handbell choir, directed by Debbie Thompson. If you would like to take part in Sunday school, in youth activities directed by Amanda Tramel, and in our very active women’s ministries, call the church office, any day, at (812) 232-2319.

St. Benedict

The parish community celebrates Mass on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Daily Mass is celebrated each weekday with the exception of Wednesday at 12:05 p.m. The church is located at 111 S.  9th St. The parish is celebrating the successful “Big Chill Campaign” this summer. Funds were raised to air-condition the church for the first time ever. Come celebrate mass in comfort even on these hot summer days.

Our high school youth from Sacred Heart of Jesus and St. Benedict parishes will travel to Nazareth Farm in Brown County, for their mission trip July 27-31. We hope they have a safe trip and a time of learning, service and prayer.  

The Youth Ministry 12th Annual Golf Scramble will be at Idle Creek on Friday, Aug. 24. Cost: $60/person, $240/team (golf, cart, and lunch). Check in/lunch at noon, Shotgun at 1 p.m. Hole sponsorship: $100. Forms are online at www.stbenedictth.org or call Warren Artz at 208-4003, Bill Grimes at 841-7500, or contact Kelly McKee at kelly@tabco.com. All profit helps our high school youth attend mission trips, retreats, conferences and all youth ministry.

St. Joseph University Parish

The parish, 113 S 5th St., invites you to celebrate Mass with them this weekend. Mass is at 5 p.m. Saturday. Sunday masses are at 9 a.m., 11 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. The first meeting of the parish MOM’s Group (Meet Other Mothers) was July 16. If you have any questions about or interest in this group go to our Facebook page — St. Joseph University MOM’s Group or call the parish office at (812) 232-7011.

The parish serves Indiana State University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and also welcomes students from Ivy Tech Community and St. Mary-of-the-Woods colleges. As student parishioners, you are full members of our parish and welcomed warmly by the whole community.  

St. Margaret Mary

 The parish community invites you to join us for weekend Mass Saturday at 4 p.m. or Sunday at 11 a.m. You also are invited to the celebration of a Spanish Mass each Sunday at 2 p.m. We are located at 2405 S. 7th St.

The parish invites you to a study of “James: Pearls for Wise Living,” a program by Jeff Cavins. This study group meets on Sunday from 9:15 to 10:40 a.m. in the parish office. Participation materials are $25. Everyone is absolutely welcome to attend. To register or for more information call the parish office at (812) 232-3512) or Mary Sullivan at (812) 894-2263.

The parish is accepting reservations for the Beef N Boards Aug. 15 matinee of “Nunsense.” For reservations call the parish office at (812) 232-3512. For information about our parish or our programs contact the parish office.

The Annual Labor Day garage sale is coming up. Plan to stop by on Friday, Aug. 31, Saturday, Sept. 1, and Labor Day, Sept. 3 ($1 a bag sale Monday the 3rd). We are now accepting items for this year’s garage sale. You may bring your items to the parish anytime, Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All items should be dropped off on the first floor of the parish center. Furniture should be dropped off in the rectory garage.  

St. Mary-of-the-Woods Village

The church invites you to join us for liturgy on Sunday at 9 a.m. For further information about our services or events call the parish office at (812) 535-1261.

St. Patrick

The parish community, 1807 Poplar St., invites you to join us for weekend liturgy on Saturday at 6 p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m. Weekday Mass is celebrated at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. For information about our services or programs call the parish office at (812) 232-8518.

Soup Kitchen is in operation during the summer. During the summer months, we see many more children in the Soup Kitchen because they are out of school. We have a great opportunity to serve this part of the kingdom of God in the summer. We are so thankful for everyone who helps with the food and gives to this ministry that reaches out to young people and folks of all ages in the summer in a very special way.

St. Patrick Preschool is ready for fall enrollment. Register now to enroll for classes beginning August 2012.

We use developmentally appropriate activities to help our students grow in faith, academic readiness, social skills, and more. Half-day and full-day programs available for 3, 4, and 5 years olds. Before-School-Care and After-School-Care are available. We are now offering an afternoon class for 4 and 5 year olds (Monday through Friday: noon to 2:45). For more information, call (812) 232-2157.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

The parish welcomes our new Sacramental Minister, Father John Hollowell. Join us to celebrate Mass at 4:30 pm Saturday or noon Sunday.

The Altar Society will be having a rummage sale on Aug. 3 and 4 in the Holy Family Center.

Our high school youth from Sacred Heart of Jesus and St. Benedict parishes will travel to Nazareth Farm in Brown County, for their mission trip July 27-31. We hope they have a safe trip and a time of learning, service and prayer.  

The Youth Ministry 12th Annual Golf Scramble will be at Idle Creek on Friday, Aug. 24. Cost: $60/person, $240/team (golf, cart, and lunch). Check in/lunch at noon, Shotgun at 1 p.m. Hole sponsorship: $100. Forms are online at www.stbenedictth.org or call Warren Artz at 208-4003, Bill Grimes at 841-7500, or contact Kelly McKee at kelly@tabco.com. All profit helps our high school youth attend mission trips, retreats, conferences and all youth ministry.

Holy Rosary

Father John Hollowell and the parishioners of Holy Rosary invite you to join them for Sunday Mass at 10 a.m. You are also welcome to join us for daily Mass on Monday at 6 p.m. and Tuesday at 9 a.m.

Deanery Pastoral Center

At the end of Mass each week we are sent forth to love and serve God. If you are looking for ways to make your love of God more visible by serving the least among us, consider taking part in a justice formation process called JustFaith that is being offered at the Deanery Center this year. The 30-week program includes readings, videos, conversations about difficult topics, face-to-face encounters with the poor, and a look at the intersection of spirituality and Christian activism. For more information visit www.justfaith.org and/or contact Sister Mary Montgomery at (812) 232-8400 or director@thdeanery.org. The program will be offered from September to May on Tuesday evenings (time determined by group). There is a fee for the 10-13 books. (Registration deadline is Aug. 1; Opening session on Sept. 4)

Catholicism Adult Formation Program, a documentary series, will be facilitated by Sister Mary Montgomery at the Deanery Center on 11 consecutive Wednesday mornings beginning Sept. 19, 10 a.m. to noon. “Witness the most significant story ever told. Journey with acclaimed author, speaker and theologian Father Robert Barron, to more than 50 locations throughout 15 countries. Be illuminated by the spiritual and artistic treasures of this global culture that claims more than one billion of the earth’s people.” Registration is limited. Cost: $20 for materials. Contact the deanery center for more information and to register at (812) 232-8400.

Save the Date: Catholic Charities 38th Annual Benefit and Silent Auction will be on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at Idle Creek Banquet Center. Silent Auction and social hour begin at 6 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m. For further information call Julie at (812) 232-1447.

Maple Avenue United Methodist

 The church welcomes all to worship with us this Sunday at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. services. Pastor David Rockhill welcomes all to join us to share in scriptures 2 Samuel 11:1-5 and message titled “From Rooftop To Gutter.” 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, 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.

Be sure to secure a ticket to the Maple Avenue Summer Dinner Theatre production of “The King and I” by Rogers and Hammerstein. Performance dates are July 28, 29 and Aug. 3-5. Tickets can be reserved by calling the church at (812) 232-7263 during the week. Don’t miss this outstanding production directed by Cozette Miller and musical direction by Dan Rodriguez.

Terre Haute Reformed

Presbyterian

Join us for worship this Sunday. Pastor Bill Roberts is preaching through a series on Basics of the Christian Life; the sermon title is: Basics of the Christian Life: The Heart of the Matter — Love. Also, we have begun a new adult Sunday school series titled: Discovering Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ, in the Old Testament. We meet at 1407 N. 25th St. (25th and 5th Ave.). Sunday school, for children and adults, begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship begins at 10:45 a.m. A nursery for children age 3 and under is available during the worship service. After worship a meal will be provided and all are welcome to stay for food and fellowship.

Peniel United Methodist

The church is located at Kennedy Crossing Road in Brazil,

End of July and a very hot, dry summer. Time to start thinking about school starting shortly. Peniel has given hundreds of school supplies to children in the Clay County area in the past. Now is the time to buy those items while they are on sale.

Pastor Pippin’s sermon is titled “The Way, Truth, and Life.” The scripture is from St. John 14: 1-7.

For the children, it is “Saul’s Big Mistake.”

Boxed meats and canned meats are needed by the Brazil Food Pantry. Our Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. with church services following at 10:45. Come join this church family.

For more information, contact Pastor Pippin at (812) 443-8489.

First Unitarian

Universalist Congregation

 The church is located at 1875 Fruitridge Ave. Our service is held each Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday July 29 at 10:30 a.m. – Sacred Dance presented by Rachel Nyatawa. Let them praise His name in the dance; let them sing praises unto Him with the timbrel and harp. Psalms 149:3.  

Sunday, July 29 at 9:15 a.m. our Adult Education Group, The Rationalist Free Thinkers Discussion Group, led by Dr. Ed Warner will meet in the library. This week their topic of discussion will be: Do UU Sunday Services Have to Have Sermons, Prayers, Hymns or Scriptural  Readings? Why of Why Not? Children’s Religious Education begins at 10:50. There are two groups, youth ages 5 to 9 and Tweens, ages 10 and up. Child care for younger children is provided for the entire service.

We welcome everyone to Unitarian Universalist Congregation. 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 child care for young children. We can be reached by phone at (812) 232-1193 or visit our Website: www.terehauteuu.org.

Memorial United Methodist

The church, located at 2701 Poplar St., invites you to worship with us each Sunday. Parking is available in our large lot behind the church on Oak Street.

Join us on Sunday, July 29, for one service at 10 a.m. “The Encounters” Youth/Children’s Choir from Alton, Ill., will be leading most of the worship. There will be no sermon this day. For more information on “The Encounters” you may visit their website at www.mainstreetumc/encounter.

Join us for Sunday school at 8:45 on this day.

Tai chi with Rebecca Graves meets every Tuesday and Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. Now offering a “gentler” form of tai chi for arthritis. Everyone is welcome.

The Knit Wits yarn ministry meets the first and third Thursday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m., and the second and fourth Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. If you like to knit or crochet or would like to learn, come join us.

Nami (National Alliance on Mental Illness) meets the third Thursday of the month 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 (812) 877-9950.

For more information call our church office at (812) 234-0776, fax us at (812) 235-3574 or visit our website at www.umcmemorial.com.

Central Presbyterian

The church, located at 125 N. 7th St., will gather Sunday for worship at 10:30 a.m.  Pastor Davis’ sermon, “No One Is Immune,” will be based on 2 Samuel 11:1-15, the story of King David’s lust for Bathsheba. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. Immediately following Sunday worship, the congregation will have the usual “Fifth-Sunday” carry-in lunch; but there will be two unusual things about the occasion. First, this will be the first church-wide event that makes major use of the newly renovated kitchen. Second, it will be an occasion for us to remember and celebrate the ministry of organist Gary Jenkins, who recently retired from service at the church. On Thursday at 7 p.m. the Women’s Book Club will meet at the church. On Friday at 5:30 p.m. the church will host Parents’ Night Out/Kids’ Night In for families of the church. For more details, call the church office at (812) 232-5049 or visit us online: www.thcpc.org.

Rosedale Baptist

The church, located on Depot and Middle streets, with Pastor Randy McPike invites you to Sunday worship service 9:30 a.m., Sunday school at 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening service at 7 p.m.

Wednesday Night Prayer and Bible Study is 7 p.m.

Every third Sunday of the month come and join us for our “New Youth Group Program.”

At 11:30 a.m. 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.

Terre Haute Bible Center

The Bible Center, located at 3219 E. Evans Ave., phone (812) 460 4556.

Pastor Jerry Nash and the congregation of the Terre Haute Bible Center invite you to special services tomorrow. Dr. Elwood Chipchase and his wife, Joy, will be ministering in all the services of the day — 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Together, they have a ministry of encouragement to pastors and churches.

Chipchase is a former pastor of many years and a retired Bible college president.  Presently, he serves on the board of directors of IFCA International. During the winter months the Chipchases make their home in southern Texas, where Elwood serves as the spiritual director of a large senior citizens’ camp.

The Bible Center is happy to present Sunday’s special services to our community. Come and bring a friend who needs to be encouraged. Bring a friend who needs to hear the gospel and be saved. Your presence will make these meetings with the Chipchases even more special. A newly refurbished nursery is ready for the little ones. For more information or directions call 460-4556.   

Mount Pleasant United Methodist

 Aaron Wheaton, senior pastor, and Rick Swan, assistant pastor, along with the entire church 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 E. Davis Drive, offers Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. with Sunday school classes beginning 10 a.m. Our north campus, located at 1075 N. 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.

We continue with our sermon series, Famous Bible Stories of the Old Testament, with Naaman Healed Leprosy on July 29, Joseph on Aug. 5 (North Campus only, Dr. David Reagan will be preaching at South Campus.), Jonah (North Campus) and Joseph (South Campus ) on Aug. 12, The Valley of Dry Bones on Aug. 19, Elijah at Mount Carmel on Aug. 16, and our series final, Daniel in the Den of Lions on Sept. 2.

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 Activities

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 at 4:30 p.m. every other Sunday.

 Boost, our midweek gathering, starts with dinner at 5:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Center and classes for all ages at 6:30 p.m. We host sessions twice a year. Our next session will be held in the fall.

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

Two Southern Gospel groups are on the schedule. The Pfiefers return to Mount Pleasant on Oct. 4, with the concert beginning at 7 p.m. and on Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. Ernie Couch and Revival will perform.

 On Aug. 5, Dr. David Reagan from the Lamb and Lion Ministry will be speaking on the Second Coming of Christ at the following times: 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Dr. Bill Dando presenting Food, Famine and the Christian Response on Aug. 19 at 6 p.m.

North Campus Activities

Mom2Mom meets the third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. with child care provided. This group is ideal for making new friends and sharing parenting tips and ideas. Outings for moms and children will be planned. Lifeline youth ministry meets at the North Campus every other Friday from 6-9 p.m.

The Noodle Club meets Monday mornings 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 mornings 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 www.mountpleasantfamily.org.

North Terre Haute Christian

The church, located at 3133 Park Ave., invites you to Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. Come early and enjoy the Sunday school hour that starts at 9:30 a.m.

Chris McKinney and family will be worshipping with us this Sunday. He will be leading the worship service as well as presenting the message. Come worship with us. If you have questions, call the church at (812) 466-1070 or email to: nthcc@frontier.com

Celestial Christian

Pastor Greg L. Henderson Jr. invites you to Sunday worship at 2 p.m, at our new location, 1610 N. 25th St., phone (812) 917-4410 or online at www.celestialchristianchurch.org/

August Worship Celebration: Every Sunday in August at 2 p.m., we will be celebrating God’s greatness at our new location featuring guest speakers/pastors. The closing celebration service is an all White Everything Worship Event (wear all white), it will be Sunday, Aug. 26, featuring musical guest “Soldier’s of The Cross” — and we will be giving away a free flat screen TV and food will be served after service.

 Fall Revival - “Restoring The Joy”: Guest speaker Pastor Eddie M. Payne of First Agape Baptist Church (New Orleans, La.) will be Sept. 5 through 7 at 7 p.m.

 First Baptist

 Our Sunday worship service is at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday school, with classes for everyone, is at 10:45 a.m. Matt Millington, our minister of discipleship will preach this Sunday on the topic “Service is a Necessity” with scripture text from James 2:14-26. Special music will be presented by vocal soloist Jim Tucker and instrumental soloist Julie Dugger. The children’s story will be presented by our children’s minister, Jill Kirchoff, after which children in grades K-3 are dismissed to their own age appropriate programming. Preschool Sunday school and extended care is available throughout the morning. The First Link Hospitality Room is open before and after the worship service providing a place for members and guests to enjoy conversation and a cup of freshly brewed Rex coffee and light refreshments.

Our church picnic will be held on Sunday evening at 6 p.m. at Deming Park. We will gather at the shelter next to the pool for the meal and then the Deming pool will be available for swimming from 7 to 9 p.m.

First Baptist Church is an American Baptist congregation located at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Further information is available on the website at www.thfbc.org.

United Methodist Temple

United Methodist Temple meets to worship the God of love revealed in Jesus Christ at 5301 Hwy 41 South. We are a “Come As You Are” church. All are welcome to worship with us. Our 8:45 am service includes liturgy, while our 11 a.m. service is a blend of contemporary and traditional hymns. We are a church that loves to sing, loves to worship with choir and bells. You are invited to join us for exciting music under the direction of Jill Kuckewich, director of music. We also have Sunday school for all ages and a fine nursery equipped and manned for your babies.  

This Sunday we continue a series on the names of God. The Rev. Dr. Steve Cain will bring a message on the names for God — El Shaddai and Yahweh-Jireh (the Provider). Both of these names speak to God’s ability to provide and mean “God almighty” or “God the All Sufficient One.” Yahweh – Jireh means “Yahweh will provide” or “I  AM will provide” (Genesis 22:11-14). When we trust in God to provide for our basic needs, we are able to engage the world with love and creativity. Where God guides God does provide. John Wesley emphasized the disciplines of “Do all the good you can by all the means you can in all the ways you can in all the places you can at all the times you can to all the people you can so long as ever you can.” Reliance on our God who takes sin seriously so that he can offer serious salvation means we collaborate with God for the renewal of the creation.

This Sunday at 10:10, the whole church will gather for our fifth Sunday gathering with three presentations: Report on annual conference by Judy Clayton and Barb Archer; report on the Scrips program by George Bakker and Jill Kuckewich; report on the Fruitful Congregation Journey prescription progress.

On Aug. 5, we will have two services in which Holy Communion will be offered by intinction. Also on that date, the Gathering Class will start a study, The Life You’ve Always Wanted by John Ortberg. Also, on Aug. 5, those who are interested will gather for a potluck to hear the Rev. Steve’s review and see slides of his recent trip to Brazil. Come and taste guarana and hear about the work of REMNE, the 7th Annual Conference of the Methodist Church of Brazil. Please make your reservation.

Our weekly schedule; Sunday, 8:45 a.m. worship, 11 a.m. worship. Tuesday and Thursday, 6 p.m. Zumba with Julia Winstead, Wednesday 6 p.m. Weight Watchers, 7:30 Christian yoga with Macy Kalb, Thursday 10 a.m. Piecemakers or Quilters, Friday 10:30 a.m. Christian yoga with Macy Kalb. You may reach the church office at (812) 299-1898 or Rev. Steve at revscain@yahoo.com or 870-5749.     

Grace Community

Life is hard. We struggle with our health, our families, our marriages and, ultimately, our mortality. In “Max on Life” we will spend four sessions hearing and discussing real stories of people dealing with these challenges. Our guide is New York Times bestselling author and pastor, Max Lucado. His message: Life is hard and there are no easy answers but, despite our feelings to the contrary, God is with us and so there is hope at the end of our tunnels.

Each session will begin with a 20 minute video consisting of interviews of people dealing with the above issues and a short message from Max designed to foster discussion. After the video, we will break into small groups to share our thoughts and discuss related Bible passages.

Each session will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8. We will meet the four consecutive Wednesdays starting July 11. Child care will be provided. The subjects are: Hurt; Him/Her; Home; Hereafter.

We also 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. The Presence of God. The Word of God. The Love of God. This is what you will experience at Grace Community Church of Terre Haute.

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 led 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 Drive. It is just west of DeBaun’s 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 at www.gccth.org or call (217) 251-4507.

Breden Memorial United Methodist

There is a lot of evil in our society. It comes in all sizes, shapes, and forms. Much of it is under a disguise. Satan does not want you to recognize what he is doing. Therefore he attempts to keep it under wraps.

Matthew 4:1-11 is the scripture for Sunday. The title of Pastor’s message is “Satan’s Next Pitch.” It could be a fastball, curve, or whatever. Rest Assured. He will have something ready for all of us.

We will worship at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school will follow at 10:50 a.m. Our district superintendent, John Groves, will meet with Breden Staff Parish Relations Committee and Pastor at 4 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Southside Cluster for Christ will meet in fellowship hall at 5 p.m. AA Group will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in fellowship hall. Ladies’ Prayer Group will meet Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in the annex.

First Congregational

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio in Terre Haute, invites you to join us this Sunday, July 29, as we continue to explore our faith with the message – “Whose Faith?” While most Christians recognize that their belief system is built around faith, other belief systems are, too – including atheism. Join us as we investigate how we think about what we “believe” and what we “know” and how much faith it takes to adopt a belief system and live within it.

Church services are at 8:30 (meditative) and 10:30 (traditional) each Sunday morning. Children’s Church is part of the 10:30 service and then children are invited to attend Sunday School downstairs. There is a staffed nursery during the 10:30 service.

Our Mission Sunday offering for July is to support the programs, services and especially the children of Ryves Hall. Help us help them in their important work for children in our community.

This Sunday, we invite our members and others to participate in the Indiana Blood Center blood drive as their bloodmobile will be parked in our church parking lot (6th & Ohio) from 9 a.m. to noon. Donors must be at least 16 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds.

This Sunday, our Dialogue at St. Arbucks small group will be meeting at 5:30 at Java Haute to discuss the information shared at our June gathering – including the books “unChristian” and “You Lost Me.”

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 www.FirstChurchTH.org or listen to our music and sermons at http://firstchurch.posterous.com.

St. John Missionary Baptist

The church at 1915 Buckeye St., will conduct their Vacation Bible School, July 30 through Aug. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. This year’s VBS theme will be “Finding The Heavenly Treasure,” encouraging students to seek the kingdom of God. Finding Jesus and developing a relationship with Him. There will be classes for pre-K through Adults, and we will have fun with music, crafts, games and sharing the Love of Jesus through God’s Holy Word. Transportation will also be provided, so make sure to call and make arrangements for a pick-up time. For further information, call the church at (812) 232-2122.

 

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