News From Terre Haute, Indiana

Religion

July 7, 2012

CHURCH BRIEFS: July 7, 2012

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St. Stephen’s Episcopal

Services Sunday in the historic church at 217 N. Seventh St. include summer schedule Eucharists at 9 a.m. Afterward, join the camaraderie, coffee and conversation in the Great Hall.

There is also a noon Thursday service in the chapel.

For more details, visit www.ststephensth.indydio.org/ or call (812) 232-5165 Tuesday through Friday.

Seelyville United Methodist

Pastor Jack Diel and Seelyville UMC Family invite you to worship with us on Sunday at 9:30 a.m., the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost. Nursery care is provided by Amy Price and a time of fellowship and refreshment, hosted by Karen Swanson and Pam Alexander, follows the service. Adult Sunday School classes begin at 10:45 a.m.

Ms. Jo Phillips, Lay Member from our congregation to the 2012 Session of the Indiana Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, will speak. “Making Room” will include a report on the Annual Conference and implications for us. The Scripture reading is Acts 2:46-47. Special music will be presented by Sharon Boyle. Organ/Piano Duets by Jane Linville and Mary Jensen will also be a part of the service. Hymns for this Sunday are “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee,” “Many Gifts, One Spirit,” and “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise.”

Agape Circle meets Monday at 2 p.m. in the home of Edith Tucker. The Administrative Council is also meeting at a new time on Monday at 7 p.m. The Prayer and Bible Study group convenes on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the church library. The Book Banter Buffet will enjoy lunch and discussion of Calico Joe by John Grisham in the home of Jacque Trinler on Wednesday, July 11 at 12:30 p.m. Yoga beginning class continues at 5:30 p.m. at the church on Wednesday.

Seelyville United Methodist Church is 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 seelyvilleumc@frontier.com. “We are a caring family making disciples for Jesus Christ.”

Maple Avenue United Methodist

Maple Avenue United Methodist Church welcomes all to worship with us this Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services. Pastor David Rockhill welcomes all to join us to share in scriptures and message. 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, After School 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 www.gbgm-umc.org/maple_ave_umc/

St. George’s Episcopal

This Sunday the Rev. Larry McMahan will present Christian Education. Adult Christian Education is from 9:15 - 9:45 a.m. in the parish hall.

McMahan also will be celebrant for Holy Eucharist, Rite II, which begins at 10 a.m. in the church. All are invited to stay for coffee, conversation and refreshments in the parish hall after the service.

The Rev. Larry McMahan has been associated with parishes in Lafayette. Greencastle, Bloomington, Ind., Stone Mountain, Ga., Vero Beach, Fla., New Haven, Conn., and Mobile, Ala.

The son of a Methodist minister, McMahan found his way to the Episcopal priesthood through DePauw University, where he graduated with a B.A. degree in English, and St. Andrews, Greencastle, where he was accepted as a postulant by the Rt. Rev. John P. Craine. He attended the Episcopal seminary and the Yale University Divinity School in New Haven, Conn. and was ordained a deacon in 1972 at Christ Church Cathedral in Indianapolis. He then left to begin ministering as a curate at Trinity Episcopal Church, Vero Beach, where he was ordained to the priesthood in 1973.

While serving at Stone Mountain, McMahan headed the huge ecumenical Easter Sunrise service at Stone Mountain Park, which was attended by thousands of people.

St. George’s Episcopal Church, “the friendly little church on the hill,” is at 1337 N. Smith Place (on Ferguson Hill), West Terre Haute. For more information, contact Kelly Hammonds, bishop’s warden, (217) 826-5439; kellyjo829@yahoo.com or go to www.stgeorgeswth.indydio.org.

Rio Grande Baptist

Please join us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. We worship with praise songs and traditional hymns, special music and a children’s message with our pastor, Matt Larimer. Children then attend church school in one of our classrooms. Sunday, kids will meet at the church at 1 p.m. for movie and popcorn.

On Wednesdays we offer Bible study at 7 p.m. led by Pastor Matt. If you are just learning about the Bible or want to learn more please consider attending this study. We have good discussions and questions are encouraged. Coffee is available.

We at Rio Grande are dedicated to having fun while serving God and the surrounding community. Through His spiritual guidance, we strive to strengthen the church, encourage one another and reach out to the unsaved world.

Rio Grande Church, 4411 E. Rio Grande Ave., Terre Haute, at the corner of Erikson and Rio Grande. Please visit our website at www.riograndechurch.com or contact by email at terrehauteRGBC@gmail.com.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church will join Episcopalians assembled for General Convention for worship at JW Marriot Hotel, Indianapolis, Sunday at 9:30 a.m. (There will not be a service at St. Stephen’s on Sunday.)

The Holy Eucharist will be celebrated on Saturday July 7 at 5 p.m. at St. Stephen’s for those who are not able to make the trip to the General Convention service.

General Convention is the triennial meeting of Bishops and Deputies of the dioceses of the Episcopal Church. It is meeting in Indianapolis July 5-12 to elect leaders and adopt a budget for the next three years and to make decisions for the Episcopal Church.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church gathers for worship at 9 a.m. Sundays. All baptized visitors are welcome to receive Holy Communion.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 215 N. 7th St. (at the corner of Eagle Street), Terre Haute, serves Vigo and surrounding counties in Indiana and Illinois. The parish office is open Tuesday-Friday afternoons from noon to 4 p.m. The Rev. Joseph H. Chillington is the parish’s rector.

Oregon Baptist

We welcome everyone at OBC and invite you to join us as we worship God.

Sunday School starts each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Rev. Fred Harrison leads us in morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Youth groups for ages three years through High School meet on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Adult Bible Study meets during the school year on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

The church is located at 11200 S. Carlisle St., Terre Haute; (812) 299-2112.

Terre Haute Reformed Presbyterian

Please join us for worship this Sunday. Pastor Bill Roberts is preaching through a series on Basics of the Christian Life; the sermon title is: The Basics of the Christian Life: An Examined Life. Also, we have begun a new adult Sunday school series entitled: Discovering Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ, in the Old Testament. We meet at 1407 N. 25th St. (25th and 5th Avenue). Sunday School, for children and adults, begins at 9:30 a.m. and Worship begins at 10:45 a.m. A nursery for children three 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.

St. Benedict

The St. Benedict 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 pm. St. Benedict Church is located at 111 S. 9th St. St. Benedict 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 hot summer days!

St. Benedict parish will hold its 15th Annual Community Festival at 9th and Ohio streets in downtown Terre Haute Friday and July 14. Both days, the Community Festival will be open from 5 p.m. until midnight. Mark your calendar and invite all your family and friends for a weekend of fun! There is something for everyone, so come join us.

There is still a need for high school youth and adult volunteers at the Youth Ministry Booth at the St. Benedict Community Festival, July 13-14. Workers are needed for two hour shifts (5-11:30 p.m. both nights). Contact janet@catholicym.org, 535-3391, 249-1479. This is a fundraiser that helps defray the cost for retreats, mission trips, conferences, and all Youth Ministry events.

St. Joseph University Parish

St. Joseph University 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.

Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? Are you seeking to grow in your spiritual life? Are you exploring membership in the Catholic Church? Contact Donna McKenzie at (812) 232-7011 or adultfaith@stjoe.org for more information.

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

St. Margaret Mary

The St. Margaret Mary parish community invites you to join us for weekend Mass on Saturday at 4 p.m. or Sunday at 11 a.m. Our parish also celebrates a Spanish Mass each Sunday at 2 p.m. We are located at 2405 S. 7th St.

St. Margaret Mary parish invites you to a study of “James: Pearls for Wise Living” a program by Jeff Cavins. This study group meets on Sunday morning from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in the parish office. Participation materials are $25. Everyone is absolutely welcome to attend. To register or for more information please call the parish office (232-3512) or Mary Sullivan (894-2263)

St. Margaret Mary parish invites you to join our Monday night study group for a study of “Catholicism” by Rev. Robert Barron STD. Study is from 7-9 p.m. This program explains not only what Catholics believe and why, but also displays in breathtaking, visual detail the Church’s global culture. During each lesson, you will be invited to listen to a presentation of the Church’s essential teaching and to travel with Fr. Barron around the globe to see the Faith in the depths of its beliefs and practices.

St. Margaret Mary 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: (812) 232-3512.

St. Mary-of-the-Woods Village

St. Mary-of -the-Woods Village Church invites you to join us for liturgy on Sunday at 9 a.m. For further information about our services or events please call the parish office at (812) 535-1261.

St. Patrick

St. Patrick 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 please call the parish office at (812) 232-8518.

Holy Rosary

Fr. John Hollowell will serve as new pastor to Holy Rosary Church beginning on July 4. As of Sunday, Sunday Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Daily mass will be celebrated on Monday at 6 p.m. and on Tuesday at 9 a.m.

Deanery Pastoral Center

Our resource center database now has a link on the website - www.thdeanery.org. You’ll find our collection of books, DVDs, CDs on the site. Contact us at (812) 232-8400 to request particular titles or stop by the center at 1801 Poplar St. Visit us on Facebook.

Peniel United Methodist

Sunday at 6 p.m. is the Community Choir’s Concert, “Land of the Free” at Peniel Church on Kennedy Crossing Road, Brazil. Everyone is invited to enjoy this 40 plus production. There is no charge, finger foods are served and in air conditioning.

Thursday July 12 at 7 p.m. is the Administrative Board Meeting.

The Scripture for this Sunday is St. John 10: 1-10. Pastor Pippin’s Sermon is titled “I am the Gate!” and  for the Children’s Moment, it is “Cain’s Big Mistake!”

Donations needed by the Brazil Food Pantry are personal items.

Hope to see you at Sunday School at 9:45 and church services at 10:45.

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

Centenary United Methodist

The congregation of Centenary, located at 301 North 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 Dr. Rev. Jimmy Moore’s first sermon as pastor, and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and a special music event organized by Choir Director Erich Kendall featuring Bill Cain’s organ keyboard skills.

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), the Rev. Phyllis Peters will teach and lead discussion on “David Embodies God’s Justice” (2 Samuel 23: 1-7; 1 Chronicles 18: 14). The College Age Class will be on summer hiatus until the Fall Semester.

Please plan to join us on Sunday for a welcoming reception for Dr. Rev. Jimmy Moore, his wife Mary Beth, and their two sons. He assumed leadership of Christ’s flock at Centenary on July 1, continuing the work that pastors have done since 1865.

A “Youth Movie Night” with light supper is scheduled for Sunday, from 6 to 9 p.m., at Central Presbyterian Church. The movie to be shown is “Miracle,” and the question for follow-up discussion is “Getting a Beautiful Body.” There is no charge for this event, and all 6-12th grade students are invited.

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

If you have interest in Centenary’s music program such as the Chancel Choir, please 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, please call the Church Office any day at 232-2319.

Farmers Chapel

Community

Gospel concert featuring Hoosier Harmony Quarter, Sunday at 6 p.m. Farmers Chapel Community Church,9213 S. Sullivan Place in Terre Haute, free admission. A love offering will be taken.

Riley Bible

The entire Riley Bible family invites you to join us at our church. We are located two doors down from the Dollar General in Riley Square, Riley; right off of Highway 46. Sunday morning services include Sunday School for all ages at 10 a.m. and family worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday night Prayer and Bible Study starts at 6:45 p.m. with a time of fellowship and the regular prayer and Bible study time starting at 7 p.m.

Currently, Pastor Hodge is teaching through the book of Romans on Sunday mornings.

Riley Bible Church is a fellowship of Christians dedicated to studying the Bible in order to grow spiritually and tell others of His salvation. We believe the principle goal of the church is God’s glory. For directions or more information call us at (812) 230-6053, go to our website at www.rileybiblechurch.com or check us out on facebook @RileyBibleChurch.

First Unitarian

Universalist

The church is located at 1875 Fruitridge Ave., Terre Haute, IN.

Our Service is held each Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday at 10:30 a.m. – Pastors For Peace Caravan will be here. Our Caravan speaker from Pastors for Peace this year is Manolo De Los Santos. He is a young activist and organizer based in New York City. As a staff member of IFCO for over three years he helped to organize and lead caravans to Cuba, work brigades, relief efforts in Haiti and solidarity efforts with Honduras. He is currently studying at the SET (Evangelical Theological Seminary) in Matanzas, Cuba. He will speak at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service and again at 2 p.m. on Sunday. One of the topics he will cover is religion in Cuba.

Sunday 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.

Soup/Salad after service. Bring you favorite bread/ salad/dessert and stay for fellowship and food.

Also on Sunday CUUPS will have a planning meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Children’s Religious Education begins at 10:50 - 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 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 childcare for young children. We can be reached by Phone : (812) 232-1193 or visit our website: www.terehauteuu.org.

Central Presbyterian

Central Presbyterian Church (125 N. Seventh St.) will gather Sunday for worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Davis’s sermon, “You Will Not Come in Here,” will be based on 2 Samuel 5:1-10, in which David, recognized as king of all the tribes of Israel, occupies the city of Jerusalem. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. At 4 p.m. on Sunday, the church will host a celebration of the ministry of recently retired associate pastor Alan Harder. On Tuesday at 1 p.m. the Celebrating Life group will meet for a tour of the newly renovated kitchen and refreshments. The Women’s Book Club meets at the church on Thursday at 7 p.m. For more details, call the church office (812) 232-5049 or visit us online: www.thcpc.org.

Rosedale Baptist

Rosedale Baptist Church is at Depot and Middle street in Rosedale. Phone: (765) 548-2857. The pastor is Randy McPike

Sunday Worship Service is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School is at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Eve Service is at 7 p.m. Wednesday Night Prayer and Bible Study is at 7 p.m.

Today at Rosedale Community Park will be a bounce house, hot dogs, cotton candy, popcorn and snow cones. The event is free at Rosedale Community Park from 2-4 p.m.

July 9-13 is Bible School. Come and Ride the Sonlight Express. It will be from 6-8:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 6-7 p.m. Friday with the program at 7 p.m. Friday.

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.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Today, Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish will be getting a new Sacramental Minister, Father John Hollowell. There will be a temporary change in Mass times beginning today. Mass times will be 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday. The parish will have a welcome cook-out for Fr. John Hollowell on July 15 after Mass.

Memorial United Methodist

The church, located at 2701 Poplar St., Terre Haute, IN 47803, 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 for one of the following services. Rev. Scott’s sermon will be “A Powerless Jesus?” Jesus returns to his home town and the townspeople focus and the minor details of him and miss the big picture. As a result, Jesus walks away saying I can do nothing here. One can’t help but wonder if the church and individual Christians don’t pick at minor details and miss the big picture. Do we sometimes make Jesus powerless? Does he give up on us? Scripture: Mark 6:1-6 and Ezekiel 2:1-5.

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.

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

First Baptist

Our Sunday worship service is at 9:30 a.m., followed by Sunday School, with classes for everyone, at 10:45 a.m. Our guest preacher this Sunday will be Rev. David Holston, who is a supervisory chaplain at the Federal prison in Terre Haute. He is a graduate of the Dallas Theological Seminary and Criswell College. Special music will be presented by vocal soloist Tim Pittman singing “His Grace Still Amazes Me.” Instrumental music will be presented by flute soloist Jessica Morgan. A children’s story is included as a part of our worship service each Sunday and afterward children in grades k-3 are dismissed to their own age appropriate programming. Pre-School Sunday School and extended care is available throughout the morning. Our First Link Hospitality Room provides a place for members and guests to enjoy a cup of freshly brewed Rex coffee, light refreshments and conversation before and after the worship service.

On Sunday evening we will host a concert by The Youth Choir from Vinton Baptist Church in Vinton, Va. This choir consists of 60 middle and high school students and this concert is part of their summer midwest choir tour as they present concerts in Louisville, Terre Haute, Indianapolis and Chicago. The choir will also be singing on Monday morning at the Royal Oaks Health Care Center in Terre Haute. This concert and free and everyone is invited to attend.

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

First Assembly of God

The Lesters From St. Louis Missouri will be ministering in song at the First Assembly of God church on the corner of 7th and National in West Terre Haute on  July 13 at 7 p.m.

The event will be free, but a love offering will be received.

Grace Community of Terre Haute

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.

Except for the first study when we will meet early for pizza and socializing, each session will begin at 6:30 and end at 8 p.m. We will meet the four consecutive Wednesdays following July 4. Childcare will be provided. The subject are: Hurt; Him/Her; Home; Hereafter.

The first Wednesday we will begin at 6 p.m. for pizza (free!) and socializing. Then the study will begin at 6:30 p.m.

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.

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 Drive in Terre Haute. 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, www.gccth.org or call (217) 251-4507.

Mount Pleasant United Methodist

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. and 10:45 a.m. with Sunday school classes beginning 10 a.m. Our north campus, located at 1075 North Fruitridge Avenue, 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 Moses and the Burning Bush on Sunday, The Golden Calf on July 15, The Lord Call Samuel on July 22 and Naaman Healed Leprosy on July 29. This series will conclude 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 9:50-10:40 a.m. and 4:30 -6:30 p.m. and also on Wednesdays from 6-8 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 Mt. Pleasant on October 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. 4-5 beginning at 7 p.m., Dr. David Reagan from the Lamb & Lion Ministry will be speaking on the Second Coming of Christ.

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 childcare 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 will be meeting 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.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - Mark Your Calendars Now for North Campus’s Sky VBS which will be July 22-26. Registration is in now under way and for secure online registration go to www.groupvbspro.com/vbs/ez/MtPleasantNorthVBS.

SUMMER SIZZLERS - Mount Pleasant will have opportunities for families to connect with our upcoming activities. They include our Share in the Fair (July 13) and a trip to the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky., (Aug. 3).

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.

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