News From Terre Haute, Indiana


June 8, 2012

CHURCH BRIEFS: June 9, 2012

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Oregon Baptist

 Mark your calendars for Vacation Bible School. The church will be having VBS June 10-14. The theme is Adventures on Promise Island. Kick-off and registration is June 10 from 6 to 6:30 p.m., with activities following, until 8:30 p.m. June 11 through 14 we will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. For more information call the church at (812) 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 Wednesday at 7 p.m. Adult Bible Study meets during the school year on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The church is located at 11200 S. Carlisle St., (812) 299-2112.

The Journey: The Amazing Desert Journey Vacation Bible School. Join us for a desert journey this summer. Your kids will sing, pray, and play as they learn how Jesus walks with them and leads them on a journey to their eternal home in heaven. The Journey church will be transformed into a desert oasis. The Desert Journey begins June 18 at 10 a.m. at The Journey Church, located at 600 Hulman St. For more information call (812) 232-1857 or visit

Independent Nazarene

Missionary Darrell Miller tells what God is going in South Africa on Father’s Day at 3 p.m. in Independent Nazarene Church.

Rev. Darrell Miller will be speaking at the Independent Nazarene Church 3 p.m. Father’s day, June 17. Rev. Miller is a missionary in South Africa representing the International Conservative Holiness Association. His home in the United States is in Shirley, Ind. He is an excellent speaker and has amazing stories to tell concerning what God is doing in South Africa. The church is located at 422 W. Cyrus St., Farmersburg.

The public is invited. For information and directions, call pastor Glendon Stroud at (812) 599-0684.

What you don’t see here is hungry hearts seeking God. Hear about the thrill. Hear about remote mountain village churches. Hear about how God is saving people from their sins. Their sacrifice is evident. Revivals and seekers are an amazing story to hear. Come support them with your prayers and giving. Jesus is coming soon. The lost must be reached. Many doors remain closed to our missionaries. But Jesus said that He is the door. No man can stop the power of God. Thank God for the obedient that walk through the open door He provides.

Pimento United Methodist

VBS at Pimento United Methodist Church 3 years through the 6th grade. June 25 -29 at 9 to 11:30 a.m. Program on Friday night at 7 p.m. SKY - Everything is possible with God.

United Campus Ministries

United Campus Ministries Board members are hosting an Open House for secretary Judy Vasbinder, retiring after more than two decades of service, bookkeeper Jan Buffington, and Interim Director, the Rev. Corey Howard. This event will be at the UCM Center, located at 321 North Seventh St., adjacent to Centenary U. M. Church, on Sunday, June 10, 2012, from noon to 2 p.m.

Unity Presbyterian Church

Sunday worship is at 1207 E. Springhill Drive at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. Our Pastor is Linda Peters, her sermon: “Creating Good Soil for the Word of God,” based on Psalm 138 and Mark 4:1-20. Fellowship follows the worship service.  

Amie Ellison is our choir director, Andrea Marlow is our organist. For the month of June, we are praying for Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education, Richmond, Va., and Charlotte, N.C. This week, we are praying for Dale Presbyterian Church. 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 14th and Chestnut. Join us for a Praise Service each Thursday 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.

Centenary United Methodist

The congregation of Centenary, located at 301 North Seventh St., in Terre Haute’s Arts Corridor and adjacent to Indiana State University, welcomes you to our beautiful 146 year old church. We invite you to worship with us, Sunday, at 9:30 a.m. Hear the Rev. Paul Wagner’s sermon, “Pen Pal” (Luke 15: 11-32), and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and a special music event organized by Choir Director Erich Kendall, featuring the very talented Worship Alive Combo.

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), Tom Barnett will teach and lead discussion on “Living as God’s Just People” (Leviticus 19: 9-18, 33-37). The Pastor’s Class is finishing their study, “Men and Women of the Bible: Profiles.” The College Age Class will be on summer hiatus until the Fall Semester.

Also Sunday, June 10, the Seven Cents Youth Group will host a Bake Sale after Worship during the Fellowship time. Come and support the Youth Summer Mission Trip to the Quad Cities.

A “Youth Movie Night” with light supper is scheduled for Thursday, June 14, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Centenary. The movie to be shown is “Freaky Friday,” and the question for follow-up discussion is “Take a walk in my shoes.” There is no charge for this event, and all 6-12th grade students are invited.

Sunday, June 17, will be the last Sunday of Rev. Paul Wagner’s ten-year appointment at Centenary. The congregation and friends will bid Paul, Roberta, and Nathan farewell and much success and happiness while serving our Lord in Vincennes, Indiana. For further information, call the church office.

Planning Note: You are invited to attend a combined Centenary U.M., Trinity Lutheran, and Central Presbyterian Church Vacation Bible School. It begins Sunday, June 24, and continues through June 28, from 6:15 to 8:15 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.

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 program such as Chancel Choir, please let us know. Also consider participating in our Handbell Choir, directed by Debbie Thompson. If you would like to take part in Sunday School, in youth activities directed by Amanda Tramel, and in our very active women’s ministries, please call the church office, any day, at 232-2319.

St. Mark United

Church of Christ

Worship with us at St. Mark United Church of Christ, 475 S. Fruitridge Ave., just north of Deming Park Sunday at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Teresa Higus will be preaching, “Family Reunion Time,” from Mark 3:20-35. 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.

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 through Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Rio Grande Baptist

Rio Grande Baptist church welcomes all to worship with us for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a,m. June 10 is “Bring a Friend” Sunday. Kids are encouraged to invite someone to attend church then go to Deming Park following the service for a picnic and recreation.

Rio Grande supports many ministries both local and worldwide. Most recently our youth sponsored the Second Annual Mutt Strut at ISU Memorial Stadium which raised over $1,000 to help fund The Terre Haute Humane Society and Harmony Haven.

This month, we are supporting the One Great Hour of Sharing mission for 2012. The focus is on ways “Sharing Brings Joy,” specifically on how “Sharing Brings Joy to Others.” In addition to providing emergency relief during natural disasters, One Great Hour of Sharing also provides funds for developmental projects which address chronic needs around the world and here at home.

Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. we offer Bible study led by our pastor, Matt Larimer. This is a casual time with discussion on a variety of topics of the Bible and how it pertains to us in today’s world. Come as you are, make some new friends, enjoy a cup of coffee and perhaps learn something new.

For more information about Rio Grande or to contact Pastor Matt, please visit our website at or email at

Rio Grande is located at 4411 E. Rio Grande and Erikson in a beautiful country setting surrounded by restful peace and quiet. Isaiah 14: 3 says, “It shall come to pass in the day that the Lord shall give you rest from your sorrow and your fear...” Doesn’t that sound wonderful?

Central Christian Church

— Disciples of Christ

Our Sunday worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m. We will begin a sermon series on the stories of King David. We will also honor our graduates, celebrate our Educational Ministry teachers, and recognize the nine year ministry of Phil Edwoldsen with our Youth. A special time with Rev. Zelensky will be held for the Young Church. Nursery Care is provided during the service. After worship we will gather for a fellowship time with donuts and drinks.

A Congregational Meeting will be held Sunday immediately following worship. The purpose of the meeting is to vote on the Nominations for the 2012-2013 Ministry year and for Dori Marshall as our Student Associate Minister for the 2012-2013 school year. All members are encouraged to attend

Sunday School for adults will begin at 11 a.m. and focus on stories and themes from the Hebrew Scriptures. Children and Youth Sunday School do not meet in the summer. Vacation Bible School for the children begins Sunday, June 10. VBS will be 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. through June 14. The theme this year is Babylon, Daniel’s Courage in Captivity. All children of the community are invited to join us for music, crafts, story times, and snacks. An adult Bible study is held Monday mornings at 9:00 a.m. with Rev. Zelensky. This group meets at the church.

We continue to sell Fair Trade coffee, tea, and chocolate bars.

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

God calls Central Christian Church to be a welcoming and open faith community where Christian love, action, and discipleship unite. (Vision Statement of Central Christian Church, D.O.C., Terre Haute.) Central Christian Church is an Open and Affirming Congregation.

Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church

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 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 on June 10 with Noah, a special sermon What My Dad or Grandpa Did Right on June 17 and Abraham’s Call on June 24.

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.

South Campus Activities

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 Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. X-Treme Tweenz is a group for all fifth graders that meets at 4:30 p.m. every other Sunday.

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 beginning at 7 p.m. in Wide Eye Cafe. Other groups include the Lunch Bunch (women), Yarn Spinners and Men’s Fellowship Group.

On Aug. 4 and 5 beginning at 7 p.m., Dr. David Reagan from the Lamb & Lion Ministry will be speaking on the Second Coming of Christ. Dr. Bill Dando presenting Food, Famine and the Christian Response on Aug. 19 at 6 p.m.

North Campus Activities

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. 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 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 at 10 a.m. to help spread Christ’s message to our shut-ins and newcomers. If you enjoy crafts, come on the first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. for Christian fellowship during origami and card making.

Vacation Bible School - Mark Your Calendars Now for Sky VBS which will be held June 24-June 28 at the South Campus and July 22-July 26 at North Campus. Registration is in now underway for both sessions. You may register for South Campus’ VBS securely by going to www.groupvbs

Summer Sizzlers — Mount Pleasant will have opportunities for families to connect with our upcoming activities. They include attending a Rex baseball game (June 8); hosting our annual Family Summer Splash at Deming Park (June 19); supporting our 4-H participants at Share in the Fair (July 13) and taking a trip to the Creation Museum in Petersburg, KY (Aug. 3).

For more information, you can call our south campus at (812) 232-4808 or north campus at (812) 232-2478 or visit our website at

St. Benedict Church

The St. Benedict parish community celebrates Mass on Saturday evening 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. St. Benedict Church is located at 111 S. 9th St. St. Benedict parish is celebrating the successful “Big Chill Campaign” this summer. Funds were raised to air-condition the church for the first time ever. Come celebrate Mass in comfort even on those hot summer days.

On Sunday, June 10 an 11 a.m. Mass will be celebrated at Forrest Park, North Terre Haute and a parish picnic will follow Mass. All are welcome to join us. For further information please call the parish office at (812) 232-8421.

Our Youth Ministry team will take their annual trip to Nazareth Farm West Virginia this month from June 24-30. For more information contact our youth minister:

Interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? Are you seeking to grow in your spiritual life? Are you exploring membership in the Catholic Church? Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) inquiry sessions will be at St. Benedict parish at 6:30 p.m. June 6 and June 27.

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, 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 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weekday Mass is celebrated at 5:15 p.m. For more information, call about our services or programs call the parish office at (812) 232-7011.

Our high school youth will be traveling to Mount St. Francis in New Albany this week on June 12 and June 13.

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

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

St. Margaret Mary 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. Our parish also celebrates a Spanish Mass each Sunday at 2 p.m. We are located at 2405 S. 7th St.

Our high school youth will be traveling to Mt. St. Francis in New Albany this week on June 12 and June 13.

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 at 9 a.m. For further information about our services or events please call the parish office at (812) 535-1261.

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 6-9 p.m. each day. For information or to register contact Diana Bird at mam

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. For further information or to order bricks contact Flo Callahan at (812) 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 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. For information about our services or programs please call the parish office at (812) 232-8518.

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. The VBS Volunteer meeting will be at St. Patrick School Monday, June 11 at 7 pm. For information on VBS contact Anne Beckley, (812) 232-3512 or register online at www.groupvb

Our high school youth will be traveling to Mt. St. Francis in New Albany this week on June 12 and June 13.

The John Paul II High School graduation Mass will be Sunday, June 17 at St. Patrick Church at 1:30 p.m. Congratulations to our Catholic high school graduates.

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.  

Our Youth Ministry team will take their annual trip to Nazareth Farm West Virginia this month from June 24-30. For more information about our youth ministry program contact our youth minister: For information about our services or programs please call the parish office at (812) 466-1231.

Deanery Pastoral Center

Deanery Pastoral Center: Secretaries are invited to the Terre Haute Deanery Secretary luncheon at the Deanery Pastoral Center on Wednesday, June 13th at 11:45. This luncheon is an opportunity to show our gratitude for all the ways you serve the Deanery of Terre Haute.

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

Lost Creek Baptist

Lost Creek Missionary Baptist Church will be celebrating its 162nd church anniversary on Sunday, June 10 at 3:30 p.m. Terrell Jones is the pastor.

Our guests will be Pastor Guy Lipkins and congregation of the Fountain of Life Church. All are cordially invited to attend this service and worship with us.

Terre Haute Reformed


Please join us for worship this Sunday. Ken deJong, an elder from the Bloomington Church, will be preaching. 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.

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, in Riley; right off of Highway 46.

Sunday morning services include Sunday School for all ages at 10 a.m. and family worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday night Prayer and Bible Study starts at 6:45 p.m. with a time of fellowship and the regular prayer and Bible study time starting at 7 p.m.

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.riley or check us out on facebook at RileyBibleChurch.

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, June 10, 2012, for one of the following services. Rev. Scott’s sermon with be “Here are My Mother and Brothers”. While there were crowds surrounding Jesus, we assume that everyone wanted the same thing from him: spiritual guidance. But, that assumption would be wrong. In our passage this morning we see crowds, family, and scribes who have very different opinions of Jesus and what they expect of him. Then, Jesus tells a parable and tables get turned and in reverse order the pressing crowds become family. What? Scripture: Mark 3:20-35.

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. Please join us as the United Methodist Men host lunch and home made ice cream at their annual Ice Cream Social on Sunday June 10, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the church Fellowship Hall. 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 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 1-3 p.m. and the 2nd and 4th 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 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

Central Presbyterian Church

Central Presbyterian Church (125 N. Seventh St.) will gather Sunday for worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Davis’s sermon, “Out of His Mind,” will be based on Mark 3:20-35, in which Jesus is accused by his detractors of being in league with Satan. During the worship service, the new, stained-glass Children’s Windows, given in memory of Ruth Erickson, will be dedicated. A reception will follow the service, at which the windows’ creator, Rev. Dave Rosen, will be available to discuss them and to answer questions. Also after the service, the youth will be selling baked goods to support their upcoming mission trip to Iowa. 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 for a program and refreshments; Dr. Linda Behrendt will be discussing her mission service to children in Peru. Next Saturday the Bike n’ Build riders will be staying overnight at the church, and there will be ample opportunity to meet and support this year’s crew as they make their way across the country. Registrations are now being taken at the church office for Vacation Bible School, which will be presented jointly by Central Presbyterian Church, Centenary United Methodist Church, and Trinity Lutheran Church on June 24-28. For more details, call the church office (812) 232-5049 or visit us online:

L.G. Wise Ministries

L.G. Wise Ministries will be holding services at Quality Inn 555 S. third St.,in Terre Haute. We will be showing clips of miraculous healings and deliverance from T.B. Joshua and praying for people afterwards come and join us this sunday June 10, 2011. Service times are 1 to 4 p.m. For more info contact Pastor Bornie McCargo (812) 841-4901.

Seelyville United Methodist Church

Pastor Jack Diel and the Seelyville UMC Family invite you to worship with us on Sunday, June 10, 2012, at 9:30 a.m., the Second Sunday after Pentecost. Nursery care is provided during the service and a time of fellowship and refreshment follows the service as do adult Sunday School classes beginning at 10:45 a.m.

The sermon “In God’s Family” will have “family” defined by living out God’s purposes, even when that is difficult. Scripture readings are from 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 and Mark 3:20-35. Special music will be provided by Michael Boswell and organist/pianist Jane Linville. Hymns for this Sunday are “Open My Eyes, That I May See,” “Who Is My Mother, Who Is My Brother,” and “In Christ There Is No East Or West.”

Agape Circle meets at 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 11 in the home of Edith Tucker with study led by Pastor Jack. Scouting groups are not meeting during the summer months and will reconvene in the fall. The Prayer and Bible Study group, led by Donna Crowley, gathers in our library at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 12.

Book Banter Buffet will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, in the home of Marsha Harder. The group will discuss Mike Lunsford’s A Place Near Home. Trudy Newton continues a beginning Yoga Class at the church Wednesday from 5:30 - 7 p.m. New participants are always welcome. Bring your exercise mat and join this new activity now offered at SUMC.

The Emmaus group will meet at the church Friday, June 15 at 6 p.m. to set up for Vacation Bible School. A pizza supper will be served. VBS “Operation Overboard” will be from 6-8 p.m. June 18 - 21. Contact the church office for registration information. Directors for this year’s program are Mary Wade and Donna Crowley, and the children will present the morning message on Sunday, June 24. Seelyville United Methodist 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

Saint John Missionary

Baptist Church

Pastor Dexter D. Jordan and St. John Missionary Baptist Church Family welcome you to join us as we celebrate our 71st Church Homecoming on Sunday, June 10 at 3 p.m. We are asking that all past members come back and share this day with us. Our special guests will be Pastor James S. Barleston Jr., and the Second Missionary Baptist Church congregation. The public is cordially invited to attend. For information, please contact the church at (812) 232-2122. The church is located at 1915 Buckeye Street.

First Unitarian Universalist


The church is located at 1875 Fruitridge Ave., Terre Haute. Our Service is each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Sunday June 10 at 10:30 a.m - Sunday, June 10 – 10:30 a.m. - Religious Education Celebration – Andrea Molina. Our “RE” youth are taking over the service. Please come and support the children on this special Sunday as they share the lessons they have learned.

Molina directs the Lifespan Education Program.                    

Sunday, June 10, 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: What is There About Mormonism That Romney Probably Doesn’t Want Exposed?

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.

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:

United Methodist Temple

United Methodist Temple meets at 8:45 am and 11 a.m. for worship. Our doors are open to all who wish to come into the fellowship of Disciples of Jesus Christ. Bring your doubts, your fears, your sins, to the One who has remedies for all. At 10 a.m. our Welcome Café functions to welcome all who are wishing to come and study or worship with us. Also at 10:15 a.m., our Bible school classes for all ages are open for you to join.

The message this Sunday is on Overcoming Our Abusive Ways, brought by Rev. Steve Cain. From Mark 3:20 -35 we have the account of Jesus’ own family, his mother, brothers and sisters, coming to him to bring him home with them. They were obviously worried about his ministry. Jesus responded to them that “Those who hear and obey the will of God are my mother, brothers, sisters, and father.” The consequences of becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ are similar to what Jesus’ himself experienced: 1. You may be called crazy by your family; 2. You may be accused of being possessed by the devil; 3. You must rely on the Holy Spirit to help you get through the walls of your life; 4. Doing God’s will is the answer to all our issues and questions, with the help of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, risen and alive in us by His Spirit.

Our Bible school will start June 18-22 from 9 a.m. to noon at our sanctuary at 5301 Hwy 41 South. The theme is Operation Overboard. Through games, crafts, science experiments, music, lessons and snacks, kids will take a journey miles below the ocean’s surface and plunge into Bible stories of people with deep faith, learning to trust in a God bigger than the sea. Participants will learn to “go deep” into God’s Word for their lives. Plan on bringing your children and grandchildren to Vacation Bible school this year. Registration is available at the church office, through Margaret Fulsom, at 299-1898.

Our Weekly schedule: Mondays, 12 noon Celebrate Recovery: for all those with habits, hurts, and hangups; Tuesday, 7 p.m. Wasabi Bible study; Tuesday and Thursday, 6 p.m. Zumba with Julia Winstead; Wednesday, 6 p.m. Weight watchers  7:30 p.m. Family Christian Yoga; Thursdays, 10 a.m. Piecemakers; Friday 10:30 a.m. (and Mondays) Christian Yoga.

Worship with us this summer. Please contact Rev. Steve Cain, pastor (, Jill Kuckewich, Kids Hope director and music director, organist/pianist Doug Sperry, Janet Friedrich, director of the Temple Pre School, or our secretary Margaret Fulsom (812) 299-1898.

Rosedale Baptist Church

Rosedale Baptist Church, Depot and Middle St., Rosedale (765) 548-2857. Pastor: Randy McPike

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 pm. This Sunday June 10 come and join us for our “New Youth Group Program” At 11:30 there will be music and a skit for the kids, followed by lunch and a lesson. Then approximately at 1 p.m. we will leave to go bowling at the Lucky Strike in Clinton. We will leave Lucky Strike at approximately 3:45 p.m. and return to the church at 4 p.m.

Please bring a permission slip to go bowling with us.

Terre Haute Bible Center

Terre Haute Bible Center, 3219 E. Evans Ave., Terre Haute, phone (812) 460 4556.

Pastor Jerry Nash and the Bible Center family invite you to join us each Sunday at 9:30, 10:30 and 6 p.m. for an in depth study of the Bible, the Word of God. You and your Bible are always welcome whenever our doors are open.

Several weddings are already scheduled for this year and 2013. If you are interested in having your wedding at the Bible Center, call now for conditions and dates. We will work with you to have the most beautiful wedding possible.

We want to invite the community to a special hymn-sing concert on June 23, led by opera singer, Mr. Paul Pitts. Mr. Pitts will be making his fourth appearance at the church. Those of you who have heard him in the past know the quality of his presentations. Tell your friends and bring a car, van or bus load. A free-will offering will be take in behalf of Paul.

For more information about special programs and ministries, call the church office (812) 460-4556.

Holy Rosary

Holy Rosary parish located at 2597 N. Main St. in Seelyville, invites you to join us for Mass on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. or Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Weekly masses are on Thursdays at 6 p.m and Fridays at 8:45 a.m. As always, we are happy to welcome visitors and new members to our growing parish. On Sunday, June 24, 2012, from 2-4 p.m. at Shelley Hall we will celebrate our Father Harold Rightor.s 10th Anniversary of his Ordination as well as his Retirement. Please come celebrate with Father as a way to say thank you and wish him well as he moves on from our Parish. Members of Annunciation Parish in Brazil will also be celebrating with us.

Holy Rosary parishioners will be hosting coffee and donuts each Sunday after Mass. Please join our church community by taking part in this after mass treat.

First Baptist

Our Sunday morning worship service is at 9:30 a.m., followed by Sunday School, with classes for all ages, at 10:45 a.m. Rev. Bernie Jackson’s sermon topic will be “Salvation Through Faith” with scripture text from Ephesians 2:8-9. Music this Sunday will be provided by the cast and orchestra from our weekend presentations of “Jesus Christ Superstar.” The children’s Vacation Bible School praise team will also be sharing creative movement during the service. A children’s story is given each Sunday morning by our children’s minister, Jill Kirchoff, after which children in grades k-3 are dismissed to their own age appropriate programming. Pre-School Sunday School and extended care is available throughout the morning. Our annual 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 will be available in the church atrium on Monday morning.

First Baptist Church is an American Baptist congregation located at 4701 E Poplar Drive. For further information regarding our church please visit our website at

Hulman Street Wesleyan

95th Anniversary of Hulman Street Wesleyan Church at South 20th and Hulman St. in Terre Haute. Program to be Saturday June 9 at 2 p.m. with a dinner to follow. Service will be Sunday, June 10 at 10:30 a.m.

Breden Memorial United Methodist Church

Our modern day world has not learned the difference between being religious and being a Christian. Many believe that if you join the church and get baptized that makes you a Christian. Hold on for a moment.

It is what you determine in your spiritual heart which makes the difference.

Do you remember the story of the Pharisee and the tax collector? It is recorded in Luke 18. If we take the parable seriously, it can make us not feel too good. The Pharisee boasted of his self-righteousness. No repentance from this guy. However, the tax collector repented of his sins and asked God to forgive him.

Pastor’s message this week is about “God and Religious People.” The scripture is recorded in Luke 18:9-14. Worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School follows at 10:50 a.m. AA meets on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Ladies’ Prayer Group meets Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.

Emmanuel UMC

Please join us at Emmanuel UMC for fellowship and Sunday school beginning at 9:15 a.m. and for worship at 10:30 a.m. We welcome you and your family. Please drop by and see the progress of our new Community Life Center being built behind the church.

Please make plans this summer to dive into the fun at Vacation Bible School at Emmanuel July 23-27. “Operation Overboard”: Dare to Go Deep With God will be from 6-8:30 p.m.

The church is at 6076 U.S. 150, W. Terre Haute, (812) 535-4218,

First Congregational Church

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio in Terre Haute, invites you to join us this Sunday, June 10, as we continue the adventure of discovery of the Holy Spirit — the Wild Goose. This Sunday, we examine how routine can become boredom and how it is only our assumptions that limit what we are able to do. After all, God Himself, in speaking with Sarah, noted that nothing was impossible for Him.

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. First Congregational Church is a member of the National and Midwest Associations of Congregational Christian Churches, founded on the principles of “Faith, Freedom & Fellowship.”

For more information, check us out on the web at

Grace Community Church

of Terre Haute

The Presence of God. The Word of God. The Love of God. This is what you will experience at Grace Community Church. We invite you to celebrate faith in God with us. Our celebration begins at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. Grace is a safe place to experience and interact with God. Children meet God as their friend. They learn about His love.

Each Sunday we start with Sunday School at 9:30 am for people of all ages. Our Children’s Sunday School is something your children will love. Our Youth Sunday School is a great time of encouragement and learning. Our adults enjoy good fellowship, discussion and teaching. Our worship is a contemporary/traditional mix and lead by top notch musicians. The message is always Bible based. Mike Pringle is our pastor.

If you feel drawn to God in any way, Grace is a good place to be. We meet in the Gospel Assembly Church fellowship hall at 401 W Springhill Dr. in Terre Haute. It is just west of DeBaun’s Funeral home on the north side of the street. Come in the east door. For more information visit our website, or call (217) 251-4507.

Illinois Church of God

Pastor C.K. Nay with the great help of Bishop Chris White is putting together a DVD for those who are left behind after the Rapture.

The video will be on sale at the Open Door Christian Bookstore in Terre Haute. The video is recommended for Saints to view and tell family and friends about before the Rapture. There will be souls left behind who remember us when the Rapture takes place. It will be more difficult to get saved after the Rapture than now. The Anti-Christ will be punishing new Christians and God will be drawing souls close to Him. God will also be punishing those who are in unbelief of Jesus the Christ. Satan’s family will cry out for death and death will not come. It will be a horrific time to seek salvation from God.

The video is in production now as you read this brief. You can reach Pastor C.K. Nay at (217) 251-3696. His address is: P.O. Box 1145, Paris, IL 61944. His email address is:

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