News From Terre Haute, Indiana

April 12, 2013

CHURCH BRIEFS: April 13, 2013


---- — St. Stephen’s Episcopal

Worship services in the historic church at 217 N. Seventh St. are at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday. After worship Sunday join the camaraderie, coffee and conversation. All are welcome.

For more details, visit or call 812-232-5165 Tuesday through Friday.

America’s Generations by Chuck Underwood — April 14 and 21, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; A series exploring the values that shape perspective and decisions of four of the five living generations in our society. This unprecedented reality influences family and congregational life. “When we acknowledge the realities over which we had no choice, we begin to make peace with the other generations.” Two generations of this 2012 PBS special will be presented each evening followed by discussion. A sandwich and salad supper starts at 6:30 p.m. with the program beginning at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

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 E. Davis Drive, offers Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with Sunday school classes 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.

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 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 sixth through seniors, meets Sundays at 9:50 to 10:40 a.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and also Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. X-Treme Tweenz is a group for all fifth graders that meets bi-monthly Sundays from 4 to 6 p.m., from October to May beginning Oct. 7.

Boost, our Fall Wednesday midweek gathering, starts with dinner at 5:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Center, and classes for all ages at begin at 6:30 p.m.

To start the work week, every Monday a prayer meeting is 6 p.m. in the chapel. Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program from hurts, habits and hang-ups, meets every Friday at 7 p.m. in the Wide Eye Cafe. Other groups include the Lunch Bunch (women), yarn spinners and men’s fellowship group.

Watoto Children’s Choir to perform. As part of our Advocacy and Awareness Week, the Watoto Children’s Choir from Uganda will be performing in the sanctuary on April 16 at 7 p.m. The choir will present Watoto’s vision and mission as ambassadors to raise awareness about the plight of the orphaned and vulnerable children of Africa through their stories, music and dance.

My Intentional Life women’s workshop will be April 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sheri Bertolini will be presenting. Early ticket price is $29 and will be $39 if purchased after April 13. Ticket price includes the workshop, book “My Intentional Life” and lunch provided by the Mount Pleasant youth. Tickets can be purchased at the Open Door Christian bookstore or at SPPRAK (Special People Performing Random Acts of Kindness) is hosting the event.

 Mark your calendars. Our missions team’s annual fundraising yard sale will be June 14 and 15. Kingdom Rock VBS will be June 23-27. Registration is currently underway and will end June 9.

North campus activities:

The Noodle Club meets Monday 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.

 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.

 You can also visit our new website at, friend us on Facebook (Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church) and/or follow us on Twitter @Mt_PleasantUMC.

New Life Fellowship

Endtime Prophecy Conference this weekend – Irvin Baxter will be presented “Master Plan of the Dragon” Saturday, April 13 at 6 p.m. and “This Generation Shall Not Pass” Sunday, April 14 at 10 a.m. Come hear what the current events mean with respect to Biblical prophecy. You are welcome at any of our services on Sunday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Youth and children have age-specific worship activities on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Come be our guest, there’s a place just for you. 7849 Wabash (East Glenn) – – where no one has a past and everyone has a future.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

There are many opportunities for you to worship and fellowship with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Our Sacrament Meetings at 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. provide an opportunity to worship the Lord, Jesus Christ through the ordinance of the sacrament, music and messages prepared by fellow congregants. Following each Sacrament Meeting, you can also attend a Sunday School class. There are classes for every age group that all focus on increasing our knowledge of our Savior, Jesus Christ through the study of the scriptures. Following Sunday School class, join us as we meet in smaller groups to focus on individual needs of men, women, youth and children as followers of Christ. During the week, we have even more opportunities to gather. On Tuesdays at 7 p.m, college-age young adults meet for gospel study. We also have a Cub Scout pack, a group for girls age 8-11, a group for young women age 12-18, two Boy Scout troops, a group for young men age 12-18, a women’s book club meeting, a crafting group and much more. Each meeting is a chance to be uplifted and strengthened. We welcome you to join us as we strive to “Come unto Christ and be perfected in Him.”

For more information about our faith or for more information about our meetings, we encourage you to contact our full-time missionaries at 812-219-8578 or 812-219-8933 and visit

Please join us for this upcoming event:

June 14, 2013 – Mormon Tabernacle Choir in concert at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, please contact our full-time missionaries (see numbers above).

Centenary United Methodist Church

The congregation of Centenary, located at 301 N. Seventh St., in Terre Haute’s Arts Corridor and adjacent to Indiana State University, welcomes you to our beautiful 147 year old church. We invite you to worship with us, Sunday, at 9:30 a.m. Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s message, entitled, “Peter, Do You Love Me? Jesus on the Care and Tending of Sheep,” and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and the Chancel Choir, directed by Erich Kendall, sing an anthem praising the Lord.

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), Deb Moore Hardin will teach and lead discussion on “The Holy Spirit Comes” (Acts 2: 1-13). At the same time, in the Cross and Flame Room, the Lamplighters’ Discussion Group continues their study focused on “Guerrilla Lovers” (Revolutionary Compassion).

An adult class for parents with young children meets in Thirza Bunce Room from 10:45--11:30 a.m. The class is led by Leah Allman and Michel Starkey. They are reading and discussing the book, “Sticky Faith,” by Kara E. Powell.

Sunday School classes for children under the age of 3 and up through the age of 18 years include: nursery and toddlers with A. J. Nicoson; beginners (ages 3 to 5 years) taught by Jessica Kendall; kindergarten (K-5 years) taught by Gwen Dugger; and youth class (grades 8-12) taught by Gail Hayes and Nancy Rogers. The theme is “Down the Wall.”

 The 7th Cents Youth Group, a combined Central Presbyterian Church and Centenary U. M. Church group of students from middle school and high school classes, meets Sundays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Interested students are welcome to become a member of the group. The group will plan their upcoming youth Sunday.

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.

If you are interested in singing in the chancel choir, come and join our rehearsals Sunday mornings, 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Contact the church office at 812-232-2319 if you are interested in any of the activities listed above or in our very active women’s ministries.

Please join us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. We sing traditional hymns as well as contemporary praise and worship songs and videos. Pastor Matt Larimer delivers a children’s message, after which the children and youth are invited to attend classes during the regular sermon. Youth group meets at 6:30 p.m. Sunday evenings.

Prayer meeting is Wednesday at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Rio Grande is at 4411 E. Rio Grande at the corner of Erickson and Rio Grande. Please visit our website at or email at

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation is located at 1875 Fruitridge, Ave. Our regular service is Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, the Rev. Jennie Barrington’s sermon will be “The Legacy of Beatrix Potter.” Beatrix Potter was a Unitarian who loved animals, gardening and the natural beauty of the English countryside. This topic is a timely one because Earth Day is just around the corner.

The rationalist Free-thinkers will meet at 9:15 a.m. and the topic will be “Can we have Freedom for Individuals and a Permanent End to Violence, at the Same Time?”

Children’s religious education begins at 10:50 a.m. There are two groups, youth ages 5 to 9 and tweens, ages 10 and up.

We welcome everyone to Unitarian Universalist Congregation. We invite you to come get to know us. 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:

Annunciation, Brazil

Father John Hollowell and the parishioners of Annunciation Church, 19 N. Alabama, Brazil, welcome you to join them for Mass on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. or Sunday 8:30 a.m. Weekday masses are celebrated Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday at 9 am. On Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. a Latin Mass will be celebrated. For information about our parish programs or services please call the office at 812-448-1901.

St. Benedict Church

The parish community of St. Benedict, 111 S. Ninth St., celebrates Mass Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 am and 11 am. Daily Mass is celebrated each weekday at 12:05 p.m. For more information about our parish services or programs please call the office at 812-232-8421.

Religious Education classes for our elementary grades are from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Sunday mornings. High school religious education and confirmation classes are on Sunday 5: to 6:45 p.m. Grades 9 to 11 “Faith ReMix Retreat” will be on April 27-28 at the CYO Retreat Center in Nashville, Ind. Come to enjoy a fun weekend with other teens in the beautiful setting of Brown County. It’s a great place to experience God’s love and discover ways we can put our love into action. How can we make decisions about our values and the things that influence our life so we can be the best person possible? For more information about our High School youth ministry events please contact Janet Roth at

St. Joseph University Parish

St. Joseph University Parish, 113 S. Fifth St., invites you to celebrate Mass with us this weekend. Mass is at 5 p.m. Saturday. Sunday Masses at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weekday Mass is celebrated at 5:15 p.m. For more information about our services or programs please call the parish office at 812-232-7011.

Grade school and middle school religious education classes are from 10:15 to 11:15 am on Sunday. For more information about grade school/middle school religious education contact Elizabeth Davis at High school religious education and confirmation classes are Sunday 5 - 6:45 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information about high school religious education and confirmation classes at If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, seeking to grow in your spiritual life, or exploring membership in the Catholic church, the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, RCIA, is the place for you. It is a learning experience that will change your life offering new meaning and new direction. Sessions are weekly on Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Contact Donna McKenzie at for more information.

St. Joseph University Parish serves Indiana State University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology while also welcoming the students of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and Ivy Tech. Catholic Campus ministry strives to be the life-giving presence of Christ within the academic community. For more info go to:

St. Margaret Mary Church

The St. Margaret Mary parish community invites you to join us for weekend Mass Saturday at 4 p.m. or Sunday at 11 a.m. You are also invited to the celebration of a Spanish Mass each Sunday at 2 p.m. We are located at 2405 S. Seventh St. For more information about our parish or any of our programs, please call the parish office at 812-232-3512.

Religious education for grades pre-k through eighth grade is Sunday morning from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at High school religious education and confirmation classes are Sunday 5 to 6:45 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information at Adult Faith Formation continues with the Sunday morning Bible Study, Revelation, from the Great Adventure Bible Study series with Jeff Cavins. Group meets in the parish office building Sunday from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m.

St. Mary’s Village Church

Sr. Joan Slobig, S.P., Parish Life Coordinator and the parish community of St. Mary’s Village Church invite you to join us for liturgy on Sunday morning at 9 a.m. Religious education classes are Sunday mornings for grades pre-k through high school. For information about our parish programs call the office at 812-535-1261.

St. Patrick Church

Fr. Rick Ginther, Pastor and St. Patrick parish community, 1807 Poplar St., invite you to weekend liturgy Saturday at 6 p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m. You are also welcome to join us for weekday Mass on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 8:15 a.m. For information about any of our programs call the parish office 812-232-8518.

The Stewardship Committee of St. Patrick’s is hosting a gathering on Planned Giving Tuesday in Parish Life Center. This is a cooperative effort by the Stewardship Committees of all Terre Haute parishes. We’ll begin with a light meal at 6 p.m. followed by a presentation lasting about 50 minutes. There is no charge. The presenters are from parishes in Terre Haute. They will be sharing the basics of estate planning that will benefit our parish in the future and will also assist parishioners in their immediate needs of personal planning. This gathering is open to members of all Terre Haute parishes. Please register by calling Jody Ruark at the parish office 812-232-8518 or email

Sunday morning religious education classes for grades pre-k through 8 meet from 10:30 am to 11:45 am in Moran Family Life Center. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at St. Patrick First Holy Eucharist will be celebrated this year on April 28 at 1 p.m. High school faith formation classes are in Moran Center Sunday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information about high school religious education at Adult Education classes are available Thursday evening and Sunday morning. Thursday study is “Journey Through Church History,” at 6:30 p.m. in the school library. Sunday morning study, The Book of James is after the 9 a.m. mass in room A of the Family Life Center.

Have you or someone you love ever thought about becoming Catholic? If so, Sacred Heart, St. Benedict, St. Margaret Mary and St. Patrick Parishes invite you to a time of inquiry. The gatherings will offer you a time to question and explore many aspects of the Catholic faith while learning more about the basic teachings of the Catholic church. These informal sessions will help you determine if you will want to enter the more formal RCIA classes which will begin in late August. Session will be on Wednesday at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish at 6:30 p.m. Baby-sitting is provided. For information contact Donna Wenstrup 812-232-8518.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

Sacred Heart of Jesus parishioners welcome you to celebrate Mass with them at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Weekday Mass is Thursday at 10:45 a.m. We are located at 2322 N. 13 1/2 Street. For more information about our parish or programs call the office at 812-466-1231.

Religious education classes for grades pre-k through eighth grade meet on Sunday from 9 to 10:15 a.m. High school religious education and confirmation classes are Sunday 5 to 6:45 p.m. For more information about our high school youth ministry events please contact Janet Roth at Grades 9 to 11 “Faith ReMix Retreat” will be on April 27-28 at the CYO Retreat Center in Nashville, Ind. Come to enjoy a fun weekend with other teens in the beautiful setting of Brown County. It’s a great place to experience God’s love and discover ways we can put our love into action. How can we make decisions about our values and the things that influence our life so we can be the best person possible? Adult education with Great Adventure Bible Study continues on the first three Mondays of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. RCIA sessions continue at Sacred Heart on Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 Deanery Pastoral Center

The Deanery Pastoral Center will host the annual Senior Citizen Appreciation Mass and Dinner Thursday, May 2, at St. Margaret Mary Church (2405 S. Seventh St.). This event celebrates the faith of our deanery senior citizens and expresses gratitude for your sharing the faith for many years. There is no cost to you. Mass is at 11 a.m. with a catered dinner following in the parish life center. Register by calling Sister Mary or Louise at 812-232-8400 by April 24.

Unity Presbyterian Church

Worship service at 1207 E. Springhill Dr. is 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. The first Sunday of each month we Celebrate the Lord’s Supper. Our pastor is Linda Peters. Her sermon: ”Love the Lord!” based on Psalm 30 and John 21:1-19.

Adult Bible Study - 9:30 am, Sunday School class follows a Moment with the Children. Child care is available throughout the morning. Join us for fellowship following the service.

Unity Presbyterian Church is a small church with a huge heart. Our youth group meets once a month on the second Wednesday 6 to 8 p.m. Unity supports local, national and international missions. Join us for Potluck and Praise each Thursday 6 p.m.

Amie Ellison is our choir director, Andrea Marlow is our organist. Choir rehearsal is every Thursday, 7 p.m. and every Sunday 10 a.m. For the month of April, Unity will pray for San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo and Pasadena Calif. This week prayers for Newburgh Presbyterian Church, Newburgh. Blessings to all who volunteer, staff members, bus drivers, administrators and students at Franklin Elementary School.

We also have an outdoor sanctuary you may visit for quiet reflection at any time. All are welcome. Church office 812-299-2206, blog:, or email:

Central Presbyterian Church

Central Presbyterian Church (125 N. Seventh St.) will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Lant Davis’s sermon, “Who Are You, Lord?” will be based on Acts 9:1-20, in which Saul on the road to Damascus encounters Jesus in a vision. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. After the worship service all are invited downstairs to the Fellowship Hall for refreshments and conversation. Nursery care is provided. For more details, call the church office 812-232-5049 or visit us online:

Oregon Baptist

Oregon Baptist Church is an American Baptist Church located at 11200 S. Carlisle St. Terre Haute, 812-299-2112 Pastor: Fred Harrison.

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 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. The Rev. Fred Harrison leads us in morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening service is at 6 p.m. Adult Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. There also is youth groups for pre-k through High School on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The pre-k to second grade are learning “Values to Grow By” this year using a series from Veggie Tales. The second through fifth graders are “Traveling Route 66” (66 books of the Bible). Please join us as we learn more about God’s word, play games and have a snack.

Hulman Street Wesleyan

The staff and congregation of Hulman Street Wesleyan Church, located on the corner of 20th and Hulman streets in Terre Haute invite you to join us for worship Sunday morning. Pastor Dan Willis will be bringing the Message. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday Evening Worship services begin at 6 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The youth also meet at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of the month for activity in the gymnasium that is located next door to the church in the Family Life Center.

Wednesday evenings are packed with excitement at HSWC. The opportunities to grow in knowledge and service are endless. There is something for everyone beginning at 7 p.m.

Adults: In the church sanctuary—Dr. Bill Coker we are studying the book of Mark

In the Family Life Center—Dr. Dan Willis continues his Bible study with the young adults

Sunday evening service begins 6 p.m. Youth: The youth, ages sixth grade through high school, meet in the Family Life Center under the Leadership of Kier Hopkins—Smith and his team of sponsors. They are currently in the midst of a “Jesus Journey.” The youth have begun a new adventure called Fusion.

Children: team kids meet in the children’s chapel in the Family Life Center. They are continuing in their “Walk Through the Bible”. Dinner is served Wednesday for the children free of charge, from 6:15 until 6:45 p.m. weekly.

New Bible Study with Pastor Dan Willis on the Book of Revelation continues to meet Thurday at 7 p.m. All are welcome. This will be a great study as Pastor Willis has lots of experience teaching this book of the Bible and so many things are changing in our world today. Come and join us.

We are having a chili cook off to determine what chili will be used in our booth at the Altruist Chili cook off this fall. Hulman Street Wesleyan will be the host of the Emaus gathering this month on Friday. Dinner begins at 6:30 p m.

The toddler-age children meet in the busy babies class in the Family Life Center.

All services are finished by 8:15 p.m.

Bus services are available to all of the worship services, please contact the church office to arrange pick up call the church office at 812-243-2718.

Shelburn First Baptist

You are invited to Shelburn First Baptist Church for services on Sunday. Interim pastor, the Rev. Ron Riggs, will preach on “Why Join a Church ?” based on Hebrews 10:24-25. The service will include a service of baptism. Sunday school begins 9 a.m. and Route 56 for children is at 10:40 a.m. Evening services are 6 p.m. for adults, kid jam, and youth. Our youth leaders are Dusty and Samantha Tryon. Our community kitchen dinner will be 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Wednesday 6:30 p.m. activities include adult Bible study and jr. high/sr. high youth. Our church is an American Baptist congregation and we meet at U.S. 41 and Mill Street. We can be reached at 812-397-5595 and online at

Barbour Avenue United Methodist

The Barbour Avenue family and their Pastors Bob and Kathy Roush would like to invite you to come and be a part of a church with family values. Service times are 9:30 a.m. Sunday School and a 10:30 a.m. worship service. Sunday evening service begins at 6 p.m. with a Bible Study every Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. We are studying from a book titled “30 Days to Understanding the Bible.” We are located at 1401 Barbour Ave. for 115 years on the north side of Terre Haute East of Lafayette Ave., across from Sacred Heart Church.

This Sunday will be our Faith Promise Mission Sunday with one of our missionaries, Margret Farnsworth, who will be going to Kenya, Africa around May 1. There will be a fellowship meal after the service in the Fellowship Hall.

If you are looking for a foundational, biblically based church that is preaching the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ giving his life on the cross then you may want to come and see what we are all about.

Rosedale Baptist Church

Sunday worship service 9:30 a.m., Sunday school 10:30 a.m., Sunday eve service 7 p.m., Wednesday night prayer and Bible study 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.

Saint’s Home Church of God in Christ extends an invitation to the public to join us in revival. The guest speaker will be evangelist Maureen Joseph from Refreshing Springs Church of God in Christ in Kokomo.

The revival will begin on Wednesday and conclude Friday. Service will begin nightly at 7:30 p.m. The church is located at 2210 N. 13th St. in Terre Haute. For more information, you may contact the church at 812-235-5252.

If you have any questions, you may contact me at 478-1600 or at

Spruce Street A.M.E. Church

We have a new pastor. All are welcome to come join us in Sunday morning worship serviceat 10 a.m. The church is located at 1660 Spruce St., Terre Haute. All are welcome to come meet our new pastor. The Rev. Barbara A. Ross is the newly appointed Senior Pastor of Spruce Street A.M.E. Church. She is from Naperville, Ill.

 We are beginning to rethink church under our new pastor. We have powerful and informed preaching, uplifting and spirit-filled worship service, a heart for serving our community and a whole lot of love and hugs to share. You can come dressed as you are. Come experience Spruce Street AME Church for yourself, I promise you will not be disappointed.

The church phone number is 812-232-6070. The pastor can also be reached at 773-457-3681. Like our Church’s Facebook Page; Spruce St AME Church. Follow Pastor Ross on Twitter; Senior Pastor Ross@SeniorPastorRos to keep up with her daily tweets.

First Baptist

We invite you to join us for worship on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. This Sunday we will begin a five week church wide focus on the book of Acts. The theme of this focus is “Antioch” and Sunday morning sermons, as well as the lessons in most of our adult Sunday School classes, will be taken from Acts. This Sunday, John Campbell, our associate pastor for youth/discipleship will preach on the topic “An Evangelistic Lifestyle” with scripture text from Acts 1:1-14. Music will be presented by the First Baptist senior singers and a young adult ensemble. A children’s story is included in our worship each week, after which children in grades K-3 are dismissed to children’s worship. Pre-school Sunday school and extended care is available throughout the morning. The First Link Hospitality Center is provided before and after the service providing a place for light refreshments and conversation. Sunday school, with classes for all ages, including nine adult class options, is 10:45 a.m.

On Sunday evening at 6 p.m. The First Baptist senior singers will present selections from the musical “Well Seasoned Praise” by Marty Parks. This collection, arranged specifically for the senior adult choir, is described as a smorgasbord of favorites. The First Baptist senior singers consists of 24 senior adults and is directed by the Rev. Steve Newman, our associate pastor for music/worship. The accompanist for the group is Susan Sneddon. The musical will be preceded by a spaghetti dinner provided by the youth group as a fundraiser for summer youth events. Both the dinner and musical will be in Esken Hall.

Registration is now open for First Baptist weekday pre-school for the 2013-14 school year. We provide classes for beginners, middlers and pre-kindergarten will several class options available regarding days of the week and class times. Further information is available on the website or by calling the pre-school office any weekday morning at 812-877-2354.

Our annual vacation Bible school will be the week of June 10-14 from 9 a.m. until noon. Classes will be provided for children pre-kindergarten (completed) through high school. Registration will begin soon.

First Baptist Church is an American Baptist congregation located at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Further information is available on our website at

Maple Avenue United Methodist

Maple Avenue United Methodist Church welcomes all to worship with us this Sunday at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Pastor David Rockhill invites all to hear his message titled “The Damascus Road Experience” which will include scriptures Acts 9:1-20. This week our theme is when we encounter Jesus, it changes our life in dramatic ways. This week the choruses and hymns will include “Come, Christians, Join to Sing”, “Shine, Jesus Shine”, “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”, and “This is a Day Of New Beginnings”. At the 10:30 a.m. service the children’s sermon will be given and the chancel choir will sing an anthem.

We offer free transportation to and from 10:30 a.m. worship service. If you would like a ride to church, please call the church office before noon 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 and 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

United Methodist Temple

United Methodist Temple meets at 5301 U.S. 41 S. to “Experience Christ Together” in two services of praise. Our first service is at 8:45 a.m. utilizing liturgy and hymns, and our second service is at 11 a.m. utilizing a blended approach. Both this Sunday will feature our Temple Bells doing “Bandolier” by Waldrop including flute by Douglas Sperry, and Percussion by Kyle Lutes. We have a fully staffed nursery for young families to leave their babies, and a full Sunday school at 10 a.m., with children’s church after a message to the children in worship. We also encourage children 8 and older to stay through worship as a part of their growth in God. Also please check out our Welcome Café led by Barb Archer.

This Sunday will emphasize Native American Awareness. Emma Sperry will be sharing and leading our youth in sharing a prayer to four directions, as well as give the reasons we emphasize Native American Awareness. Pastor Cain will bring a reflection on “All Creation Sings: Seeing Christ in Nature.” The Creation is definitely a Word of God to us all. We are constantly aware that our children are increasingly carriers of a disorder known as NDD: Nature Deficit Disorder. All are invited to join us as we reflect on becoming an Earth Charter Organization, adding our weight to the call to a greener Indiana, as we prepare for the 2016 BiCentennial.

Our schedule:

Mondays: 10:30 a.m. holy Christian yoga with Macy Kalb, noon to 2:15 p.m.: Celebrate recovery with meal led by Gene Finley and Karla Clayton

Tuesdays: 5:30 p.m. WM men’s group, 7 p.m. Bible study on Galatians—Suzanne King, Steve Cain

Wednesday: 10 a.m. Joyce Meyer Study on Paul—Paula West, Jill Kuckewich, 6 p.m. weight watchers, 7:30 p.m. holy yoga with Macy Kalb

Thursday: 10 a.m. piecemakers prayer quilt ministry, 6 p.m. bell choir rehearsal, 7:15 p.m. chancel choir

Fridays: every second friday Rock ‘n’ Praise suppers at 6 p.m.

Saturday: 8 a.m. United Methodist men will meet at the Youngstown Grille. Come for fellowship and joy in God.

Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world, and to “Know Christ, Grow in Christ, and Show Christ to all.” We invite all to check us out on facebook at United Methodist Temple, or visit our website at Our office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to noon, and from 1 to 3:30 p.m. During those hours all are welcome to pray in our beautiful sanctuary. Our staff can be reached through Margaret Fulsom, our secretary/volunteer coordinator at 812-299-1898. Our pastor is reachable at 812-870-5749 or at

Central Christian Church - Disciples of Christ

Today our Christian Women’s Fellowship is sponsoring a Spring Fever Craft Bazaar. The event will be at the church from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We have several vendors offering a variety of crafts and other products. Our disciples men group is selling soup and chicken salad so you may have lunch while you shop.

Our Sunday worship servicewill begin at 9:30 a.m. We will continue our celebration of the Easter season through music, prayer, communion and whatever else the spirit inspires us to do. A special time will be for the young church. Nursery care is provided during the service. After worship we will gather for a fellowship time with donuts and drinks.

 Sunday school for all ages will begin at 11 a.m. An adult Bible study is Monday mornings at 9 a.m. with the Rev. Zelensky. This group meets at the church.

Our youth group will meet noon Sunday. The Christian kids club will also meet noon Sunday. After having pizza for lunch, they will be entertained by the Christian storytelling of Doug Sloan.

We continue to sell fair trade coffee, tea, cocoa, and chocolate bars. The disciples men group is selling handmade disciples necklaces. we encourage members and friends to support walkers participating in the CF Great Strides Walk on Sunday, May 5 at Hawthorne Park.

Our disciples men group will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday. This group meets at the Subway Restaurant on N. Third St.

Please join us at 4950 E. Wabash Ave. The church office or our minister, Rev. Rebecca Zelensky, can be reached at 812-877-9959. Our church web site is


Pastor Jack Diel and Seelyville UMC Family invite you to join us Sunday, April 14, 2013, the Third Sunday of Easter. Morning worship begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by a time of fellowship hosted by Mary Ellen Hankins and Jane Smith. Sunday school classes begin at 10:45 a.m. Nursery care will be provided by Mary Ellen Hankins and Nancy Fletcher, and Kid’s Hour continues from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster with helper Connie Atkinson.

Scripture readings for this Sunday are Psalm 30 and John 21:1-19 with Ernestine Baker as Liturgist. The choir, under the direction of Cathleen Flynn, will sing “Here I Am, Lord” arranged by Arnold Sherman. Choir rehearsal begins at 8:30 a.m. and new members are always welcome. Organist/pianist Jane Linville will accompany hymns “Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies,” “Pass It On” and “Go, Make of All Disciples.”

Pastor Jack’s sermon is “The Call to Be Servant Leaders” and will focus on our calling to be servant leaders who gather with brothers and sisters and provide for their needs as Jesus did.

Scouting programs continue this week on Monday and Tuesday. The crafty quilters meet in the home of Jean Reynolds Monday at 7 p.m. The prayer and Bible study group meet Tuesday at 10 a.m. followed by the staff-parish relations committee at 6:15 p.m. Beginning yoga continues on Wednesday with instructor Trudy Newton at the church at 5:30 p.m., and Financial Peace University holds a session on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. with leaders Steve and Patty Jones.

Make reservations now to attend the 11th annual banquet of the 14th and Chestnut Community Center to be held on April 25. The event begins at 6 p.m. in the Sycamore Banquet Center located at the South Entrance of Student Union. A silent auction will also be held and reserved parking is included in the gated Fifth and Chestnut lot. Please call the Center at 812-232-3126 if you have not received a reservation form for a celebration of the work of the Center and the dedication of volunteers.

Seelyville United Methodist Church is located on the corner of U.S. 40 and Second Street, Seelyville. The church office phone number is 812-877-1868 with email contact at

Memorial United Methodist

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

Please join us Sunday for one of the following services. The Rev. Scott’s sermon will be “Do You Love Me?” Three times Jesus asks Peter if he loves him and with each asking Peter gets more hurt with each asking. I wonder how we would feel about being asked this questions? Would we be hurt like Peter? It is no accident that Jesus follows each asking with a request. Do you love me? Yes. Then, you shall. Scripture: John 21:1-19.

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.

The Knit Wits will meet on April 18, 2013 at 1 p.m.

Tai Chi with Rebecca Graves will meet Tuesday and Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. Now offering a “gentler” form of Tai Chi for Arthritis. Everyone is welcome.

Nami (National Alliance on Mental Illness) meets the third Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. 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 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

First Congregational

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio St., in Terre Haute, invites you to join us this Sunday as we move into our post-Easter celebration with the story of Peter and Jesus meeting after the resurrection. When Jesus told Peter, on the night of his arrest, that Peter would deny him three times, Peter swore that would never happen. And yet, it did, and at the point of the third denial, Jesus looked directly at Peter. At that point, Peter’s heart must have broken into a thousand pieces. But Jesus’s life, death and resurrection were all about forgiveness and love and the story of Peter and Jesus meeting brings full circle the true act of forgiveness. Join us as we explore this story and see the many parallels to our own lives.

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

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 or listen to our music and sermons at

First Christian, Clinton

First Christian Church, Seventh and Blackman, in Clinton, will have a Grilled Smoked Pork Chop dinner Friday from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The meal includes a smoked grilled pork chop, green beans, corn, Italian bread, tea, coffee and lemonade. Homemade desserts will be available for a donation. The cost per meal is $8 for dine in or carry out. Don’t miss a chance for Christian fellowship and a great meal.