News From Terre Haute, Indiana


May 19, 2012

Church briefs: May 19, 2012

TERRE HAUTE — St. Stephen’s Episcopal

Services Sunday in the historic church at 217 N. Seventh St., in Terre Haute, include Eucharists at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday school and middle/high school youth group meet at 9 a.m. Afterward, join the camaraderie, coffee and conversation in the Great Hall. There also is a noon Thursday service in the chapel.

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

Oregon Baptist

Mark your calendars for VBS. Oregon will be having VBS June 10-14. Theme is Adventures Promise Island. For more information call the church at 299-2112.

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 at 11200 So. Carlisle St., Terre Haute; 812 299-2112.

St. George’s Episcopal Church, West Terre Haute

This Sunday (May 20, 2012) the Reverend Harold Smith will Christian Education. Adult Christian Education is from 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. in the parish hall.

Smith 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.

Smith is a native of Muncie and served churches in Nebraska and Wyoming before returning to Indiana in 1995, where he served as vicar of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Lebanon and parttime as priest-in-charge at Trinity Church, Connersville. He resides in Indianapolis.

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

St. Mark United Church of Christ

Worship with us at St. Mark United Church of Christ at 475 S. Fruitridge Ave., just north of Deming Park Sunday morning at 9:30. No matter where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.

On Tuesday mornings from 9:30-11 a.m. you are invited to join our Bible Study group, led by Rev. Higus. Tuesday afternoon our “Merry Stitchers” will resume knitting and crocheting prayer shawls from 1-3 p.m. in the church lounge. All are welcome to sit in with us.

On Wednesdays during the day our Sewing Gals meet from 9-2. All are welcome to join any of these events-membership not required!

We will be having our summer Vacation Bible School June 20, 21, and 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. for children ages 3 through having completed 6th grade. Please call the church office to register your children. There is no cost for this fantastic event.

Call the church office is you have any questions. (812) 232-8000, Monday thru Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

New Providence

Presbyterian Church

New Providence Presbyterian Church, 1751 N. 2250th St., Paris, Ill.; Jonah Fish Fry Saturday, May 19, 2012, at 4 to 7 p.m.

Advance tickets $8 for Adult or carryout and $5 for kids 11 and under - $8.50 for Adult or carryout and $5.50 for kids 11 and under at door - dessert included

All proceeds go towards the Church Building Fund as we strive to become debt free.          

Directions from Paris - 13 miles southeast on Lower Terre Haute Road, .4 mile past Pumpkin Works, turn left on 2250th St.

Rio Grande Baptist

Pastor Matt Larimer and the congregation of Rio Grande Baptist Church invite you to worship with us on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. for Sunday School and 10:30 a.m. for the regular service. We celebrate with traditional hymns, contemporary praise and worship songs, special music and a children’s message with the pastor. Following this, kids have the opportunity to attend age appropriate classes with one of our gifted teachers. The atmosphere is casual and family oriented.

On Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. we provide a casual time of Bible study led by the Pastor Matt. We engage in question and answer discussions regarding the Bible and how God’s Word speaks to us today. Many people have difficulty relating to the King James version, and we encourage the use of different translations (and smart” phones) to help with discernment. Complimentary coffee is available.  

Our church is dedicated to having fun while serving God and the community as well as other ministries around the world such as One Great Hour of Sharing in June, which provides funds for disaster relief, development projects, and refugee ministry. Rio Grande Baptist is located at 4411 E. Rio Grande and Erikson in North Terre Haute. You may email the Pastor Matt Larimer at or visit our website for more information at

Terre Haute Reformed

Presbyterian Church

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: “Basics of the Christian Life: Holiness in an Unholy World.” We meet at 1407 North 25th St. (25th and 5th Ave.). Sunday School, for children and adults, begins at 9:30 a.m. and Worship begins at 10:45 a.m. A nursery for children 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.

Unity Presbyterian

Sunday worship is held at 1207 E. Springhill Drive at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. Our Pastor is Linda Peters. The Youth will lead our service today. Their theme “Youth for Christ,” based on Psalm 71:1-6, 17-18 and 1 Timothy 4:11-16. Adult Bible Study, 9:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday School following A Moment with the Children. Fellowship follows the worship service.

May 19, our Youth will have a Mission Event in Henryville. On Sunday, May 20, our Youth will lead the worship service. Their theme is “Youth for Christ.” We will, also, honor our graduates during worship.

Amie Ellison is our choir director, Andrea Marlow is our organist. Choir rehearsal is each Thursday, 7 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.

For the month of May, we are praying for Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary, Atlanta Georgia. This week, we are praying for the First Presbyterian Church, Columbus Ind. We, also, pray for the community and Mount Lebanon Presbyterian churches as they minister to all those who have suffered loss in Henryville. In our own community, we pray for Hoosier Prairie Elementary School. Join us for a Praise Service each Thursday evening 6 p.m., with dinner following the service. Church office (812) 299-2206.

A variety of wild life make their home on our site. You are welcome to come and explore. Our outdoor sanctuary is behind the office building enjoy a time of rest and quiet.

St. Ann

The small, vibrant Community of St. Ann Parish invites you to join us for our closing Mass at 11 a.m. Sunday May 20. St. Ann Church is located at 1440 Locust St. Parents and children save the dates of June 25 - June 29 for Vacation Bible School. The theme this year will be “Sky - Everything is Possible with God!” VBS will be from 9 a.m. to noon each day at St. Patrick School. For information on VBS or to register contact Anne Beckley, 232-3512 or register online at

St. Benedict Church

The St. Benedict parish community celebrates Mass on Saturday evening at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Daily Mass is celebrated each weekday with the exception of Wednesday at 12:05 p.m. St. Benedict Church is located at 111 S. 9th St. All are welcome to join us. For further information please call the parish office at (812) 232-8421.

Parents and children save the dates of June 25 - June 29 for Vacation Bible School. The theme this year will be “Sky - Everything is Possible with God!” VBS will be from 9 a.m. to noon each day at St. Patrick School. For information on VBS contact Anne Beckley, 232-3512 or register online at

St. Benedict parish will hold its 15th Annual Community Festival at 9th and Ohio Streets in downtown Terre Haute on Friday, July 13 and Saturday, 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 of all ages so come join us.

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., 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weekday Mass is celebrated at 5:15 p.m.

The St. Joseph University, St. Margaret Mary and St. Patrick Youth group will have a rummage sale at St. Joseph University Parish on Saturday, May 19 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 20 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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. For more information call St. Joseph University Parish at (812) 232-7011.

St. Margaret Mary Church

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 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. For information about our parish or our programs contact the parish office: (812) 232-3512.

St. Mary-of-the-Woods Village Church

St. Mary-of -the-Woods Village Church invites you to join us for liturgy on Sunday morning at 9 a.m.

Vacation Bible School will take place from June 18 to June 22 this year. Our theme is “Sky: Everything is Possible with God!” Sessions will be from 6 to 9 p.m. each evening. For information or to register contact Diana Bird at

St. Mary-of-the-Woods Village Church parishioners invite you to become part of our 175th anniversary celebration by purchasing a commemorative brick for our church grounds. Custom printed brick, available for $35 or $65, could recognize your family, club, organization, business or honor the memory of someone special. The deadline for ordering bricks is June 30, 2012. For further information or to order bricks contact Flo Callahan at 535-3044 or email

St. Patrick Church

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 am on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

Parents and children save the dates of June 25 - June 29 for Vacation Bible School. The theme this year will be “Sky - Everything is Possible with God!” VBS will be from 9 a.m. to noon each day at St. Patrick School. For information on VBS contact Anne Beckley, 232-3512 or register online at

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

Sacred Heart of Jesus parish invites you to join us for Mass on Saturday at 5 p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m.

Deanery Pastoral Center - The Deanery Pastoral Center will host “St. Mother Theodore Guerin: A Woman for All Time” Wednesday May 23, 10-11:30 a.m. at the Deanery Center, 1801 Poplar St. The gathering will include prayer, movie, sharing reflections and refreshments. Please call Sister Mary or Louise at (812) 232-8400 to register. Deanery Memorial Day Mass is being offered in Calvary Cemetery on Monday, May 28 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Rick Ginther presiding.

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church

The church, at 1000 S. 15th St., celebrates the 16th pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Terry M. Clark tomorrow afternoon at 3 p.m. Special guests will be the Rev. T. Michael Russell and the congregation from Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. The theme will be “God’s Bond Servant,” from 2 Corinthians 4:5-6. The public is invited. For information, please contact the church, (812)232-7790.

Submitted by Rev. Terry M. Clark, 1000 S. 15th Street

Memorial United

Methodist Church

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 on Sunday, May 20, 2012, for one of the following services. Rev. Scott’s sermon with be “The Leadership Lottery”. There is quite a bit of plotting and pondering and manipulating that goes on all around us. It happens in politics, it happens in the office, it happens on the Little League field, it happens in the orchestra, and everywhere else. Yet, in the earliest days of the church, it doesn’t resort to doing these things to fill the position left open by Judas’ death. Instead, the early church did something amazing, it trusted God. What a concept! Scripture: Acts 1:15-17, 20-26 and I John 5:9-13.

At 8:45 a.m. we have our Traditional Worhsip Service. If you like to sing traditional hyms, 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 Sewing Stitches Circle meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 10-2 p.m. 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 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 Unitarian Universalist Congregation

The church is at 1875 Fruitridge Ave.

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

Sunday, May 20, at 10:30 a.m. - Many Paths to CUUPS – Andrea Molia, Thomas Molina, Dr. Brian Morton and Zann Carter - CUUPs is the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans, a sub-group within the UUA, dedicated to exploring the overlap between Unitarian Universalism and Paganism. Dr. Morton will say a little about the history of UUs and Pagans working together and influencing each other, and he, Zann, Andrea and Thomas will share stories about our own personal paths that brought us to think of ourselves as both Pagans and UUs. None of us were raised as Pagans or UUs, so both are identities we found as part of our searches. In some cases we found Paganism first and then found our way to the UU church, in other cases we became UUs and then drifted into Paganism.

Dr. Brian Morton, Zann Carter, Thomas Molina, and Andrea Molina are all members of the congregation, members of CUUPs at the national level and members of the Terre Haute Crow Circle chapter of CUUPs. All 4 identify as Pagans and UUs. We are variously poets and students, housekeepers, unemployed, witches, wiccans, gnostics, feminists, environmentalists, wives, husbands, parents, etc.

Sunday, May 13, 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: Discussion of John Esposito’s Book “What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam”.

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:

Saint’s Home Church

of God in Christ

Saint’s Home Church of God in Christ extends an invitation to the public to join us in revival. The guest speaker will be Superintendent Charlie McCloud, Pastor of Mt. Carmel Deliverance Center Church of God in Christ Rochester, New York.

The revival will begin on Tuesday, May 22nd and conclude on Friday, May 25th. Service will begin nightly at 7:30. The church is located at 2210 North 13th Street in Terre Haute. For more information you may contact the church at 235-5252.

Central Presbyterian Church

Central Presbyterian Church (125 N. Seventh St.) will gather Sunday for worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Davis’s sermon, “Protect Them,” will be based on John 17:6-19, in which Jesus prays for his disciples. During worship the church will recognize youth who recently have completed their confirmation classes and have been received by the session as full members of the church. We also will thank this year’s group of Sunday school teachers, as well as the choir, which will begin summer vacation after Sunday’s service. A time for conversation and fellowship follows the 10:30 worship service, downstairs in Fellowship Hall. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30. Nursery care is provided. The Seekers and Searchers Bible Study will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the home of Sandy Mead. The Red Cross will be at the church for a blood donation drive from 2:00 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Wednesday. For more details, call the church office (812) 232-5049 or visit us online:

Centenary United Methodist

The congregation of Centenary, located at 301 North Seventh Street in Terre Haute’s Arts Corridor and adjacent to Indiana State University, welcomes you to our beautiful 146 year old church. We invite you to worship with us, Sunday, at 9:30 a.m. Hear the Rev. Paul Wagner’s sermon, “Finishing the Race” (2 Timothy 4: 7), and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and the Chancel Choir, directed by Erich Kendall, singing “Behold the Lamb” by K. Getty, K. Getty, and S. Townend.

Fellowship in the Church Library will follow the Worship Service, from 10:30 to 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), Don Dodson will teach and lead discussion on “The Resurrection and the Life” (John 11: 17-27). The Pastor’s Class is finishing their study, “Men and Women of the Bible: Profiles.” The College Age Class will be on a summer hiatus until the Fall Semester.

Planning Note: You are invited to attend a combined Centenary U.M., Trinity Lutheran, and Central Presbyterian Church Vacation Bible School. It begins on Sunday, June 24, and continues through June 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. The students will be exploring Babylon, and the adults will be involved in a program directed by Bill Dando on the Israelites’ imprisonment in Babylon.

On Monday, May 21, at 10 a.m., join us in good conversation at the Prayer Shawl Ministry gathering and working with others to make items that will be given to elevate the spirits of those who need uplifting.

The Church’s Seventh Street entrance is handicapped accessible, and ample parking is located behind the church. Consider participating in our “Prayer and Meditation Time,” led by Lay Preacher Tom Barnett on Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to noon. The Wednesday Evening Bible Study class will recess until September.

If you have interest in Centenary’s music programs such as the Chancel Choir, please let us know. Our choir rehearsals are on Sunday mornings at 8:30, prior to the Church Service. Also our Handbell Choir is directed by Debbie Thompson. If you would like to participate 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.

Peniel United Methodist

The church is at Kennedy Crossing Road in Brazil.

Everyone is invited to the social time this Sunday which is held between Sunday School and Church Services. Sunday School begins at 9:45, then a time for beverages and pastries about 10:25 and Church Services at 10:45. Come and join in the fellowship! Always good food and a friendly atmosphere at Peniel. The Bible Study/ Prayer Group will meet Tuesday, May 22 at 6 p.m. Also mark your calendar for the Town and Country United Methodist Men’s Breakfast at Harmony on May 26 at 8 a.m.

The scripture this Sunday is from St. John 17:6-17. Pastor Pippin’s message is titled “Let us Pray”. For the Children’s Moment, it is “A Time for Everything!”

For the Brazil Food Pantry, canned fruits and vegetables are on the list of needed items.

For more information feel free to contact Pastor Pippin at (812) 443-8489.

Church of Christ

We invite you to take part in a special study of The Church, The Falling Away, and the Restoration. The study is being conducted at the Church of Christ at Terre Haute assembling in the meeting room of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites (Exit 11, I-70 & SR 46) Sundays at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. & Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Our aim in this study is threefold: First, to get a clear understanding of just what the church was as it existed in New Testament times. Second, to carefully consider those elements which arose in the church, resulting at length in the formation of the Roman Catholic Church, and later on, in the establishment of the major Protestant denominations. Third, to trace the steps which led to the restoration of that church described at the beginning in the New Testament.

Join us this Sunday at 10 a.m. as we learn what the Bible reveals about the church. There was a church in the days of the apostles, following the resurrection and ascension of Jesus, known as the church of Christ; that is, the church that was established by Christ.

There is opportunity to ask Bible questions. We are also available for in-home Bible studies. Contact John Edwards at (812) 320-4450 to arrange a home Bible study. Visit www.churchofchristat and on Facebook.

Rosedale Baptist Church

Rosedale Baptist Church is at Depot and Middle Street

Pastor: Randy McPike

Sunday Worship Service is at 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. Sunday May 20, 2012 come and join us for our “New Youth Group Program’

At 11:30 there will be music and a skit for the kid, followed by lunch and a lesson. Then approximately 1 p.m. we will leave for the Wigwam in Terre Haute where we will be roller skating. We will return to the church at 4 p.m. Please bring a permission slip.

Marshall Federated Church

Marshall Federated Church, 105 N. Main, Marshall, INDIANA and The Parke County Cowboy Church Band invites everyone to Cowboy Church on Sunday, May 20, at 6 p.m. (EDT). Special guest will be Dan Hopkins from Crawfordsville. There is no admission charge, but a free-will offering will be received. For information, call John Cornell at (765) 597-2209 or the church at (765) 597-2497.

Emmanuel UMC

Sunday school is at 9:15 a.m. and Worship at 10:30 a.m.

Emmanuel UMC will have a Fundraising Dinner for the Family Life Center on May 19 from 4-7 p.m. Adult tickets: $8. Under 12: $5. All proceeds going to building fund. Menu: Pork roast (BBQ sauce available) mashed potatoes and gravy, bread and butter, green beans, cole slaw, desserts, tea, lemonade and coffee. (carry-out available)

Emmanuel United Methodist Church is at 6076 U.S. 150 in West Terre Haute. Call (812) 535-4218 or email

First Baptist

Our Sunday schedule includes Sunday School, with classes for all ages, at 9 a.m. and worship service at 10:15 a.m. Rev. Bernie Jackson’s sermon topic for this Sunday will be “Having Life” with scripture text from I John 5:11-13. Music will be presented by The Sanctuary Choir as they sing “Lord of All Time” by Pepper Choplin. This will also be graduate recognition Sunday as we recognize our 2012 high school and college graduates. The Trustee Ministry Team will also host a reception at 9:45 a.m. in Esken Hall in honor of Linda McCammon on the occasion of her 20th anniversary as our church secretary.

Vacation Bible School will be the week of June 11-15 from 9 a.m. until noon. Classes will be available for children who have completed grades pre-k through 5th grade. Our theme this year is “Amazing Wonders Aviation - Discovering God’s Awesome Power.” Vacation Bible School classes will also be provided for middle and high school youth during that same week in the evening. Registration information is available in the church atrium or on our website. The First Baptist Music Ministry will present a dinner theater production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” in Esken Hall on June 8th and 9th. This presentation involves a cast of over 35 persons and a 14 piece orchestra. Tickets, which includes dinner, are $20 per person and may be obtained by calling 877-2354, ext. 18. Proceeds will go toward summer music and youth trips to Wisconsin and Washington D. C. The First Baptist Week-day Pre-School is now taking registrations for the 2012-13 school year. We provide classes for children age two through pre-kindergarten. For information call Gina Dorsett, at 877-2354 weekday mornings.

First Baptist Church is an American Baptist congregation located at 4701 E Poplar Drive. For further information visit

Oregon Baptist Church

Mark your calendars for VBS. Oregon will be having VBS June 10-14. Theme is Adventures on Promise Island. Kick-off/registration is June 10 from 6 to 6:30 p.m. with activities following until 8:30 p.m. June 11-14 we will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. For more information call the church at 299-2112.

 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 evenings at 7 p.m. Adult Bible Study meets during the school year on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. The church is located at 11200 So. Carlisle St., Terre Haute; (812) 299-2112.

Mount Pleasant UMC

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.

Upcoming sermons include: May 20, Our Fleeting Lives, Psalms 39:4; May 27, Running the Race, Hebrews 12:1-2, 12-17; and June 3, Accountability.

Try one of our small groups or various Bible studies available throughout the week. Music and arts opportunities at our campuses include praise band, choir, hand bell choir and drama team.

South Campus — An evening service called “6:35” is 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 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. X-Treme Tweenz is a group for all fifth graders that meets at 4:30 p.m. every other Sunday. 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.

The next Southern Gospel group to perform at the church are The Perrys on May 24th beginning at 7 p.m.

North Campus — North Campus has recently added two new 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. Also added is our Lifeline youth ministry. They will be meeting at the North Campus every other Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.

The Noodle Club meets Monday mornings at 9. This group is famous for its delicious pasta. Our Care Group meets Thursday mornings at 10 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.

Mark Your Calendars Now for Sky VBS which will be held June 24-June 28 at the South Campus and July 22-July 26 at the North Campus. Registration is in now under way. Mount Pleasant will have opportunities for families to connect with upcoming activities. The first is a Rex baseball game (June 8). For more information, call the south campus at (812) 232-4808 or north campusat (812) 232-2478 or visit www.mount

Seelyville UMC

Pastor Jack Diel and the Seelyville UMC Family invite you to worship with us on Sunday, May 20, at 9:30 a.m., Ascension Sunday. Nursery care is provided during the service, and a time of fellowship follows the service as do Sunday School classes for all ages beginning at 10:45 a.m.

Guest speaker for May 20th is Ms. Deb Hardin with Patty Wiley serving as Liturgist. The anthem for this Sunday is “Down to the River to Pray,” arranged by Sheldon Curry. Choir Director Cathleen Flynn invites new members to join the choir with rehearsal on Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Jane Linville is our organist/pianist this Sunday.

Agape Circle meets at 2:30 p.m. Monday, May 21 in the home of Edith Tucker followed by Webelos1 at 6 p.m. in the church Fellowship Hall. The Crafty Quilters gather on Monday at 7 p.m. with the location to be announced. The Prayer and Bible Study group, led by Donna Crowley, meets in the church library at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 22, with Scouting groups at 6:10 and 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. The Worship Team convenes at 6:30 p.m. in the Library with leader Patty Jones.

Yoga Class continues the beginning class on Wednesday, May 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the church. Bring your exercise mat. Bible School will be from June 17 - 22. Also, SUMC members will prepare breakfast on Wednesdays from June 4 - August 3 at the 14th & Chestnut Community Center.

The church is at U.S. 40 and Second Street in Seelyville. Call (812) 877-1868 or email

United Methodist Temple

United Methodist Temple will host its 5th annual Spring into Summer Fest and Catfish Dinner from 4-7 p.m. on this Saturday May 19th at 5301 Hwy 41 South. The Plainfield UMC praise band will play from 5-6 p.m. in the open air. Family fun for all will be available, including Honey Creek Fire Department, bounce houses, rockets, a silent auction, Cake contest, and door prizes. The Blood mobile will be present, and some of the best catfish in the community available for $9 for adults and $4 for kids for a dinner with three sides, dessert, and a drink.

This Sunday the 20th, we will hold one single service at 10:30 a.m. Celebrating Aldersgate Sunday, we will be celebrating our being sent into the world as servants of the Risen Lord. Our text will be John 17: 6-19.

United Methodist Temple offers Sunday school this Sunday at 9:3O a.m., normally we hold our classes at 10 a.m. We celebrate another successful year of Temple Preschool, under the direction of Janet Friedrich. Our weekly schedule includes: Monday noon-2 :15 Celebrate Recovery; Tuesday 7 p.m. Bible Study with Pastor Cain studying WASABI GOSPEL by Shawn Wood; Tuesday and Thursday at 6 p.m. Zumba with Julia Winstead; Monday and Friday at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Christian Yoga with Macy Kalb; Thursday at 10 a.m. Piecemakers.

Questions can be directed to Margaret Fulsom, available daily from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. We are currently in the process of hiring two part time positions: Nursery Team Leader (4 hours a week) and Youth Team Leader (5-10 hours a week). Pastor Steve can be reached at 870-5749.

Maple Avenue UMC

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 Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 which will include a message titled “Ideas That Don’t Work”. This week’s theme is about how we sometimes try things that don’t work. 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. Also during the 10:30 a.m. service, the Chancel Choir will sing an anthem and the children’s sermon will be given. We offer free transportation to and from the 10:30 a.m. worship service. If you would like a ride to church, call the church office before noon on Fridays during the week at (812) 232-7263.

Monday & Tuesday at 7 p.m. this week, Maple Avenue UMC welcomes all to audition for the annual Summer Dinner Theatre Program where we will be presenting a musical production of “The King and I” by Rogers and Hammerstein. This classic story based on the book “Anna and the King” features singing and dancing for all ages.

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. For more information, visit

av_umc or call (812) 232-7263.

Breden Memorial UMC

Pastor’s Message:: “A Changed Mind and A Saved Life” (1st part)

Companion Scripture: Romans 12:1-2. Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 10:50 a.m.

AA meets on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Ladies’ Prayer Group meets Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.

Central Christian Church

- Disciples of Christ

Today the annual meeting of the Christian Women’s Fellowship of the church is being held beginning at 11 a.m. at the church. The meeting will be a tea with different flavors of tea, cookies, muffins, and other goodies being enjoyed. The meeting will include the election of the new officers, plans for next year, fun and fellowship. All women of the church are invited even if you aren’t currently attending the Lydia or Esther Circles.

Today the Christian Kids Club will also meet at noon at Hawthorne Park for a picnic lunch, and to walk the labyrinth. Rev. Zelensky will be joining us, and sharing information about the labyrinth. Families and friends are invited. Please bring a sack lunch.

Our Sunday worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m. We will celebrate the Ascension of Jesus. During worship we will hear stories of new Disciples of Christ congregations in preparation for gathering our Pentecost Offering on May 27. Nursery Care is provided. After worship we will gather for a fellowship time with donuts and drinks. There will be a congregational meeting immediately after worship on Sunday. Sunday School for all ages will begin at 11 a.m. An adult Bible study is Monday mornings at 9 at the church with Rev. Zelensky.

The church office or Zelensky, can be reached at (812) 877-9959. Visit

First Congregational Church

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio in Terre Haute, invites you to join us this Sunday, May 20th, as Rev. Dawn Carlson preaches her sermon “In Between”. From the time of Jesus’ Ascension to the Day of Pentecost and the coming of the Holy Spirit, the disciples and followers of Jesus were in a period of ‘in between.’ The Savior has ascended, but the Spirit has not yet descended. As we gather this Sunday, we, too, will learn from their lessons and the lessons of Jesus’ prayer in John 17 – a prayer especially for us. Church services are at 8:30 (meditative) and 10:30 (traditional) each Sunday morning. Children’s Church is part of the 10:30 service and then children are invited to attend Sunday School downstairs. There is a staffed nursery during the 10:30 service.

Mark your calendars now for the 24th Annual Strawberry Fest on June 14 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Volunteers can contact us for more information via For more information visit

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    March 12, 2010