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The church, located at 11200 S. Carlisle St. (812) 299-2112, with 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 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. The Rev. Fred Harrison leads us in morning worship at 10:30 a.m. There are youth groups for all ages and Adult Bible Study on Wednesday evenings during the school year. Plan to start the school year right by joining us on Aug. 22 as we begin the new school year activities.
Rio Grande Baptist
The church congregation and Pastor Matt Larimer invite you to Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. We begin the service with music, both traditional and contemporary, led by our talented praise team followed by a children’s message with Pastor Matt. Children and youth classes are offered as well, where kids will experience a great time of learning and encouragement with dedicated teachers.
Wednesday at 7 p.m. we begin a Bible study and prayer time for all ages by lifting up in prayer those in sickness and in need, followed by fellowship, discussion and teaching. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.
On Sunday, area youth ages K-12 will participate in “The Monster Water Balloon Wars.” The fun begins at 5:30 p.m. with Bible lessons, music and song, food and other surprises. Please bring a canned food item for donation. All are welcome! Invite your friends and family.
The church is located at the corner of Erickson and Rio Grande, 4411 E. Rio Grande Ave. As a family oriented church, we strive to have fun while serving God and the surrounding community in a warm and friendly way. We welcome everyone into fellowship with us. For more information about the church or any programs please visit our website at www.riograndechurch.com or contact by email at terrehauteRGBC@gmail.com.
St. Mark United Church of Christ
You are invited to attend worship at the church, located at 475 S. Fruitridge Ave. at 9:30 a.m. Guest preacher will be Jess Thomason who will be delivering the message “Forgive One Another.” No matter where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.
We have two adult Sunday school classes, a teen class, an elementary class and a pre-school class that meets Sunday morning at 10:45. A second adult Bible Study class on the book of Acts is offered on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
On Wednesdays during the day our Sewing Gals meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All are welcome to join any of these events-membership not required.
Call the church office is you have any questions. (812) 232-8000, Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to noon.
Terre Haute Reformed Presbyterian
Please join us for worship this Sunday. The title of Pastor Bill Roberts sermon is: “The Reality of Heaven.” Also, the adult Sunday school is in a series entitled: Discovering Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ, in the Old Testament. We meet at 1407 N. 25 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 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.
The parish community celebrates mass on Saturday at 5:30 p.m., and Sunday morning 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 Knights of Columbus St. Mother Theodore Guerin Council 541 will pray the rosary for the “Right to Life” and the “Right to Religious Freedoms” on Sunday, Aug. 12, at 9:15 a.m. at the church. All are invited to join in this prayer for the protection of life and protection of our right to worship in our country.
Come, receive a special blessing for your child and your family. The church welcomes with joy and compassion the mothers who, recognizing that all life is a gift from God, come to the church seeking a blessing for their unborn child. This special blessing will offer grace and comfort at a time when it is only natural to be concerned about the precious child soon to be born. Contact Father Ed Goldbach at (812) 232-8421, to receive this very special blessing for child and parents.
The Youth Ministry 12th Annual Golf Scramble at Idle Creek Golf Course is Friday, Aug. 24 Cost is $60, includes golf, cart and lunch. Forms are online: www.stbenedictth.org or call Warren Artz: 208-4003, Bill Grimes: 841-7500, or Janet Roth: 249-1479. All profit helps our high school youth attend mission trips, retreats, conferences, and all Youth Ministry.
St. Joseph University Parish, 113 S. 5th St., invites you to celebrate mass with them this weekend. Mass is 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 parish provides a religious education program for children from preschool through eighth grade. The men and women who serve as the children’s catechists build upon what the primary educators, the parents, have taught by word and example. The program provides learning experiences designed to help the young people of the parish understand the Catholic Christian faith, grow personally in their faith lives, and deepen a sense of belonging to the church. Opportunities for community building through various services, projects and special liturgical celebrations are important aspects of this process. Sessions will begin soon for the new school year. Call the parish office or visit our web-site for more information.
The 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 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 morning from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. in the parish office. Everyone is absolutely welcome to attend! To register or for more information please call the parish office (812) 232-3512.
The Annual Labor Day Garage Sale is coming up! Plan to stop by on Aug. 31, Sept. 1, and Sept. 3 ($1 a bag sale on Monday the third). 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 Church
Th 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.
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 please 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 School registration is open. The Good News is alive and well. Many families joining us are excited that their children can talk about God and participate at a faith based school. Does that sound like something you might want for your family? Come visit us in the office between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. We are ready to share the Good News with you.
Sacred Heart of Jesus
The parish welcomes our new sacramental minister, Father John Hollowell. Please join us to celebrate mass at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday or noon on Sunday.
The Youth Ministry 12th Annual Golf Scramble at Idle Creek Golf Course is Friday, Aug. 24. Cost is $60, includes golf, cart and lunch. Forms are online: www.stbenedictth.org or call Warren Artz: 208-4003, Bill Grimes: 841-7500, or Janet Roth: 249-1479. All profit helps our high school youth attend mission trips, retreats, conferences, and all Youth Ministry.
Father John Hollowell and the parishioners of Holy Rosary invite you to join them for Sunday mass at 10 a.m. You also are welcome to join us for daily mass on Monday at 6 p.m. and Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m.
Deanery Pastoral Center
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.
You are invited to join us for the 38th Annual Catholic Charities Terre Haute Benefit on Sept. 5, 2012, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Idle Creek Banquet Center. The event will begin with a silent auction followed by dinner program and guest speakers. Entertainment will be provided by Jack Shannon and Pete Lannoo. Please join us to celebrate Catholic Charities Terre Haute. For information contact Catholic Charities Terre Haute, 1801 Poplar St., (812) 232-1447.
Riley Bible Church
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 7 p.m. with regular prayer and Bible study.
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.
Peniel United Methodist
The church is located at Kennedy Crossing Road., in Brazil
Almost mid August, the kids will be back in school in just a few days. Don’t forget to pick up items that will benefit those in Clay County School System. Peniel has always donated lots of school supplies.
Thursday, Aug. 16 will be the Co-Workers/Fidelis Class Meeting. Time is 6 p.m.
Mark your calendar for the Town and Country United Methodist Men - Family Picnic at Peniel. It will be Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. at Peniel.
The Scripture this Sunday is from St. John 6:35; 41-51. “The Food Rule!” will be Pastor Pippin’s message. The children will hear about “Elijah’s Big Mistake!”
Personal items are on the wanted list for the Brazil Food Pantry. Please leave donations in the vestibule.
Join us in air condition comfort for Sunday school at 9:45 and church services at 10:45 a.m.
For more information, contact Pastor Pippin at (812) 443-8489.
Memorial United Methodist
The church, 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.
Please join us on Sunday, for one of the following services. Our United Methodist Men’s group will be leading the service and Steve Williams will be speaking.
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 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, please 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 please call our church office at (812) 234-0776, fax us at (812) 235-3574 or visit our website at www.umcmemorial.com.
The congregation, located at 1875 Fruitridge Ave. invites you to join our service each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. This week the sermon by the Rev. Jennie Barrington will be “Ministry on Foreign Shores” - the Rev. Barrington’s sermon will explore the ministry of social action and service to neighbors in need in foreign lands. We will have our soup/salad carry in after service. Bring your favorite bread/soup/salad/dessert and stay after the service for good food and fellowship.
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. This week their topic of discussion will be: – Sexual Freedom and Responsibility: Contraception, Abortion and Privacy.
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. Childcare for younger children is provided for the entire service.
We welcome everyone. We invite you to come get to know us. Our regular service is each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. We have disability 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 at (812) 232-1193 or visit our website: www.terehauteuu.org.
Worship service at 1207 E. Springhill Drive is 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. The first Sunday of each month Unity celebrates the Lord’s Supper. Our Pastor is Linda Peters. Her sermon, “Beloved Children, Imitators of God” based on Psalm 34:1-8 and Ephesians 4:25-5:2. 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 August, Unity will pray for Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico and Parke Memorial 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 14th and Chestnut.
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: email@example.com
Join us for Potluck and Praise each Thursday evening 6 p.m.
Centenary United Methodist
The congregation of Centenary, 301 N. Seventh St., 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. Jimmie Moore’s sermon, and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and a special music event organized by choir director Erich Kendall.
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 “God Promised a Righteous Lord” (Isaiah 9: 2-7). The College Age Class will be on summer hiatus until the Fall semester.
Become a “disciple” through Bible study. Study the scriptures (from Genesis to Revelation) with us in a course lasting 34 weeks. We will meet weekly for two-and-a-half hours (from September to May). Each participant makes a commitment to daily preparation, weekly attendance, and full participation in the group study session. Please contact the church office for more information.
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, 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 (812) 232-2319.
The church, located at 125 N. 7th St., will gather Sunday for worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Davis’ sermon, “The Living Bread” will be based on John 6:35, 41-51, in which Jesus answers the objections of some of his critics. During the service persons who recently have joined the church will be introduced to the congregation. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. On Tuesday at 1 p.m. the Celebrating Life group will meet in Terre Haute YMCA to hear member Donna Paul-Bonham from the Family “Y” share some ideas about physical fitness for older persons. For more details, call the church office (812) 232-5049 or visit us online: www.thcpc.org.
Our worship service is at 9:30 a.m., followed by Sunday school with classes for all ages at 10:45 a.m. This Sunday Pastor Bernie Jackson will conclude a 10 week summer sermon series on “Ten Things Every Christian Should Know.” The topic for this Sunday is “Hot or Cold” with scripture text from Revelation 3:15-16. Special music will be provided by vocal soloist Chelsea Hawkins. A children’s story is included in our worship service each Sunday, presented by our children’s minister, Jill Kirchoff, after which children in grades K-3 are dismissed to Children’s Church. Pre-School Sunday school and extended care is available throughout the morning. Our First Link Hospitality Center is available before and after the service providing a place for members and guests to enjoy a cup of freshly brewed Rex coffee, light refreshments and conversation.
First Baptist is an American Baptist congregation located at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Further information is available at the website www.thfbc.org.
The church, located at Depot and Middle streets in Rosedale, with PastorRandy McPike, invites you to join us for Sunday worship service at 9:30 a.m., Sunday school at 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening service at 7 p.m.. and Wednesday Night Prayer and Bible Study at 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.
The church extends an invitation to the public to join us in revival. The guest speaker will be superintendent DeWitt Jackson, pastor and founder of the Revival Center Church of God In Christ, in Michigan City.
The revival will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 15 and conclude on Friday, Aug. 17. Service will begin nightly at 7:30. p.m. A freewill offering will be taken. The church is located at 2210 N. 13th St. For more information you may contact the church at (812) 235-5252.
Seelyville United Methodist
Pastor Jack Diel and the church family invite you to worship with us on Sunday, at 9:30 a.m., the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost. Nursery care will be provided by Pam Alexander, and a time of fellowship and refreshment, hosted by Connie Atkinson and Jo Phillips, follows the service. Adult Sunday school classes begin at 10:45 a.m.
The sermon by Pastor Jack titled “The Bread Came Down from Heaven” will focus on Jesus, as the bread of life, satisfying all of our hungers in this life and the next. Scripture readings are from Ephesians 4:25 - 5:2 and John 6:35, 41-51. Mary Wade will serve as Liturgist. Special music by Cathleen Flynn will be a vocal solo “Deep River” accompanied by organist/pianist Mary Jensen. Hymns for this Sunday are “Gather Us In,” “Hope of the World,” and “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah.”
The annual Jonah Fish Fry is today from 4 to 7 p.m. Prices for a complete fish dinner are adults, $8; children from 3 to 10 years old, $4.50; toddlers, $1. Desserts will be available to purchase to complete your summer meal.
Agape Circle will not meet on Mondays during the month of August. The Prayer and Bible Study group convenes at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, in the church library. On Wednesday, Yoga for Beginners will be held with instructor Trudy Newton. The Finance/Stewardship Committee will also meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. The Emmaus group will gather in the home of John and Mary Wade on Friday at 6:30 p.m.
The church is located 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., with Sunday school classes beginning at10 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, Jonah (North Campus) and Joseph (South Campus ) on Sunday, The Valley of Dry Bones on Aug. 19, Elijah at Mount Carmel on Aug. 26, 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 p.m. - 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.
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 meets at the North Campus every other Friday from 6 to 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.mount
Smith Park United Methodist
During our 9 a.m. worship service tomorrow, missionaries Jason and Joselyn Thiemann will share about their work with Mission Aviation Fellowship. During 2011, MAF served over 600 organizations by transporting 98,610 passengers and 8,160,075 pounds of cargo into 14 countries. More information about MAF may be obtained at jthie
email@example.com. A carry-in will follow at noon. The church is located one mile north of West Terre Haute on Ferguson Hill at North Smith Place and Woodland Avenue. Pastor Ed Gladish may be reached at (812) 241-5053.
Breden Memorial United Methodist
The Christian has one of the greatest priviliges in the world. It is the privilege of prayer. No one can tell you when to do it and no one can tell you if you need to. It is your choice and no one makes any dictations about it.
Prayer is a matter of choice and you can bestow the request of prayer to the Father for anyone who is in need. It is a private choice and you can pray from your prayer closet as you petition God our Father. Pastor’s message this week will be “Pray First and Pray Hard.” The scripture verse is recorded in Acts 12:5.
Sunday worship begins at 9:30 a.m., Sunday school will follow at 10:50 a.m., AA meets at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Ladies’ Prayer Group meets Wednesday at 9:30 a.m., Joy Ladies’ luncheon on Wednesday at 12 noon., trustees will meet on Wednesday at 3 p.m. Live out your life. God made you to make a difference.
Celestial Christian Church
Pastor Greg L. Henderson Jr. and the congregaton invites you to join us for Sunday worship at 2 p.m. New Location at 1610 N. 25th St., (812) 917-4410 www.celestialchristianchurch.
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 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. 5-7 at 7 p.m.
United Methodist Temple
UM Temple meets to worship the God of Agape Love every Sunday at 5301 Highway 41 South. Our building is located just up from the Walmart on the south side, and just across the street from Mike’s Car wash. Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Our vision is to Know Christ, grow in Christ, and show Christ to all. We aim in all we do to glorify God as revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
This Sunday we will be beginning a series Growing in Christ. In a message entitled, Make Every Day His Day, utilizing the texts from Ephesians 4:25-5.2, John 4:34, and John 6:47-51, we will examine the call to imitate Christ. When we receive into our lives the love of Christ and imitate His love in our lives, we will be living in love. Christ is our mentor, our coach, our model, and our inspired vision of what we can be. The living Christ is subversive of all that is not real, authentic, and genuinely good. We can only do this because Christ lives in us and empowers us in our weakness, our sin, our frailty to make daring leaps of obedience. Healthy boundaries are necessary if we are to eat the good food. We know that for us to become like Christ our Lord, we will have to begin to desire God as we desire good healthy food. Serving God becomes our meat and drink, our sustenance, and our energy.
Our schedule: Today the United Methodist men of will meet at 8 a.m. at Mel’s diner for breakfast. Come and join us as we discuss projects of outreach and care in our community.
This Sunday we meet for our annual picnic from 2 to 6 p.m. at Fowler Park. Bring a dish and table service and join us for fun and fellowship, games and great food. Come prepared to have fun and hang out. Also, this Sunday we will be starting a book-Bible study called ”The Life You’ve Always Wanted” by John Ortberg in the class known as The Gathering. This study is planned for seven weeks, books and tapes are available, and the first class will be led by Danita Reed.
Mondays, 10:30 a.m., Christian Yoga with Macy Kalb; 12 noon to 2:15 p.m. Celebrate Recovery, come and work with others on your habits, hurts, and hang-ups.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 p.m., Zumba with Julia Winstead
Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Weight Watchers; 7:30 p.m., Christian Yoga with Macy Kalb
Thursdays, 10 a.m., Piecemakers
Friday, 10:30 a.m. Christian Yoga with Macy Kalb
On Sunday our new staffer Kate Kesler will begin as Nursery Team Leader for your babies care. On Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m., our United Methodist Youth will meet under the leadership of our newest staffer, Tante Robinson. Come and join us for pizza and get in on the ground floor of this important youth movement. We will get to discuss the retreat and our pictures and projects into the future.
The temple can be reached through its secretary Margaret Fulsom, at 299-1898 and/or firstname.lastname@example.org. This number will also reach Janet Friedrich, director of Temple Pre School, Jill Kuckewich, director of music, director of Kids Hope program, and financial secretary. Rev. Steve Cain will be also reachable at the above number and at his email email@example.com. Our website is www.terrehauteumtemple.org.
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VERNA DAVIS Remember the perfect gift has already been given
I know some people who are experts at buying gifts. No matter what the circumstance, they find just the right gift for the right person at the right time. I envy those people.
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The Joy Lady: It shouldn’t be difficult to hide His Word in your heart
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- Church Briefs: Nov. 16, 2013
Campus minister making a difference
When new campus minister Andrea Beyke drove through the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College gates for the first time, she knew she was home.
Providence Center Gift Shop plans moving sale
The Gift Shop at Providence Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods, is having a moving sale from Sunday to Dec. 15.
Joy Lady: ‘Everything that we have … comes from God’
If I were in charge of the world, I would make sure that under-eye concealers would actually conceal the bags under my eyes. I would make my cheeks blush only when I want them to, and my lipstick would never wear off. I would make my eyes do their own bifocaling so I would no longer need glasses. And that’s just to take care of my face.
- Church briefs: Nov. 9, 2013
Gary woman receives Guerin Ministries award
Frances Ginther of Gary was recently named the Guerin Outreach Ministries Leadership and Advocacy Award recipient for 2013.
- Church briefs: Oct. 26, 2013
Joy Lady: What’s a Christian to do when bad things happen?
Remember that children’s book by Judith Viorst titled “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day?” The story recounts how, through no fault of his own, things were not going well for poor Alexander. Boy, can I relate. Last week was a terrible, horrible, no-good very bad week for me. It was only God’s hand sustaining me that got me through it.
Sisters of Providence retreat offers spiritual renewal
The Sisters of Providence invite the public to retreat to St. Mary-of-the-Woods Nov. 8-13 for the retreat, “Woodscape: A Week at the Woods.”
Maple Avenue Church to host turkey dinner
Maple Avenue United Methodist Church will host its annual turkey dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Family Life Center, 1203 Maple Ave.
- Briefly: Oct. 26, 2013
Joy Lady: Do we have so many blessings we have forgotten to thank God?
My father was a romantic soul. He would often buy flowers or perfume or jewelry for Mom for no reason other than he loved her. He went all out for anniversaries — new dress for Mom, dinner at a nice restaurant, and a mushy romantic card. But, there was one anniversary that was a bit different. It was Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1968, and I remember it like it was yesterday.
- Briefly: Oct. 19, 2013
Marshall church planning annual Chili Day
First United Methodist Church is planning its annual Chili Day for Nov. 5. The church is at 702 Plum St., in Marshall, Ill.
- Church briefs: Oct. 19, 2013
Church Lady: Music and singing in church is all about worshiping God
OK. Check the front of the nearest Methodist hymnal for “John Wesley’s Rules of Congregational Singing,” written in 1761. Among other things, Mr. Wesley wanted church-goers to learn the hymns before they learned any other tunes.
- Briefly: October 12, 2013
- Church briefs: October 12, 2013
Third Thursday lecture at ISU to address religion, marriage equality
The ISU Center for the Study of Health Religion and Spirituality is scheduled to present the second of its monthly Third Thursday Lecture and Discussion Series programs at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17.
Clinton church to celebrate anniversary
First Christian Church of Clinton will celebrate the 125th anniversary of its organization, along with the 100th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone for the present-day sanctuary, during the 10 a.m. worship service on Sunday.
- Church briefs: October 5, 2013
Sisters to host discernment weekend
A woman considering the counter-cultural lifestyle of a Catholic sister can find herself facing many emotions and just as many questions. The Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods hope to offer some support. Single Catholic women ages 18-42 are invited to a discernment weekend Oct. 18-20 at St. Mary-of-the-Woods.
- Briefly: October 5, 2013
Athletes to host Fields of Faith event
Students from across the Wabash Valley will be joining thousands of other youth on athletic fields across the nation on Wednesday to share their Christian faith with fellow students during the eighth annual national Fields of Faith event.
‘Blessing of the Animals’ at church Oct. 6
Wagging tails, barks and meows — a variety of furry, feathered, finny, scaly and stuffed creatures — is what you’ll find at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Sunday afternoon.
Beginning at 4, the critters and their human companions will gather in the Mabley Garden to celebrate the “Blessing of the Animals.”
Lessons of the Holy Land: New book explores geographic impact of small, but significant place
The appeal of a book based on the geography of a small stretch of land 4,000 years ago might seem limited.
The key is location, location, location, as a real-estate agent might say.
The focal point of a new release involving Terre Haute authors and editors is a place 50 miles wide and 145 miles long — about 10,000 square miles total, or the size of Vermont. The story of that state in 2000 B.C. might garner a niche audience.
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