News From Terre Haute, Indiana


September 1, 2012

CHURCH BRIEFS: Sept. 1, 2012

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Maple Avenue United Methodist

The church welcomes all to worship with us this Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services lead by Pastor David Rockhill. Sunday school classes for all ages will meet at 9:30 a.m. During the 10:30 a.m. worship service children are invited to attend Junior Church with our Sunday Morning Youth Coordinator, Sarah Dyer and assistants. We offer free transportation to and from the 10:30 a.m. worship service. If you would like a ride to church, please call the church office before noon on Fridays during the week. We will be happy to pick you up and bring you to church. You may call the church at (812) 232-7263. We hope you will join us for this inspirational worship service.

Maple Avenue offers many programs for adults and children alike. Programs available to all include: GED classes, adult basic education classes, after school tutoring (Grades 1-5), after school open gym, (Grades 1-5), daycare, preschool. music programs include: he Chancel choir, Summer Dinner Theatre productions, spring cabaret, Christmas and Easter cantatas with orchestra and children’s choir. missions and service opportunities include: Prayer Chain, Operation Classroom, Penny Drive for Lebanon Children’s Home, United Campus Ministries, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, Habitat for Humanity, and 14th & Chestnut Community Center. There is something for everyone at the church and we hope you will join us for an inspirational worship service. For more information, check us out on the web at

New Life New Beginnings

Laszlo Bozsoky will be ministering at New Life New Beginnings Church, 1609 South 8th St. Marshall, Ill., on Sept. 2 at 10 am and 6:30 p.m.

Laszlo was born and raised in Hungary but escaped communism as a teen, going to Australia. There he was saved and set ablaze for the Gospel. His testimony is a story of how God works in peoples lives.

Trinity Lutheran

Please come and join us at our Worship Service time of 10 am each Sunday morning at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2620 Ohio Blvd., Terre Haute.

Everyone is also invited Sunday, Sept. 9 from 4 to 6 p.m. for a Block Party followed by a concert at 6 p.m. here at Trinity Lutheran Church. We will be hosting a Block Party to celebrate the beginning of Fall Sunday School and all of the Trinity family is invited as well as our neighbors in our community. Food and activities and a Mini-Health Fair will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. and then at 6 p.m. the Christian musical group, the Graybeards will share their musical gifts with us.

Also at Trinity, our Outreach Committee is continuing to sponsor an ongoing Paper Goods Drive to help victims of Domestic Violence at the local CODA (Council On Domestic Abuse) safe house. Suggested Items to be donated will be things like Paper Towels, Kleenex, Toilet Paper, etc. Please bring donated items and place them in the box marked “Paper Supplies for CODA” in our Narthex area. They will be collected on the 2nd Sunday of each month and given to CODA.

Our Outreach Committee is also collecting “Back to School” supplies and will be delivering them to children in need at Franklin Elementary and Sarah Scott Middle Schools. Many different items can be donated to help these children, such as No. 2 Pencils, Spiral Notebooks, Pocket Folders, Elmer’s Glue (white, 8 oz bottle size), Dry Erase Markers, Boxes of Tissues, Primary Ruled Paper, College Ruled Paper, etc. Donated items may be place in the box marked “Back to School Supplies.” Items will be collected through Sunday, Sept. 2.

For more details concerning Trinity Lutheran Church or our ministries, please call (812) 232-7628.

Centenary United Methodist

The congregation of Centenary, 301 North 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. Jimmy Moore’s sermon, “Are Your Ears Tingling: The Risk of Christian Vocation” (1 Samuel 3: 1-11), and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and special music by the Chancel Choir, directed by 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), Tom Barnett will teach and lead discussion on “Faith Calls for Perseverance” (Hebrews 10: 19-31).

Centenary’s Chancel Choir rehearsal is from 8:30-9:15, every Sunday morning. We invite the students of Indiana State, Rose-Hulman, St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, Harrison College, and Ivy Tech who have interest in singing in a beautiful traditional church, led by an excellent choir director, accompanied by a published organist, and backed by a very fine old 1600 + pipe organ, to join us.

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 2 and 1/2 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 Centenary Church office for more information.

On Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 10 a.m., the United Methodist Women’s Group invites those interested in Methodist Mission work to learn how E-mail, facebook, twitter, chat rooms, blogs, etc. are being used for mission today. You may never use any of these, but Methodist Mission work is and so we need to know. Michel Starkey will give us an update on what all of these mean in today’s world. Call Ann Bloxdorf or the church for reservations.

The Church’s Seventh St., entrance is handicapped accessible, and ample parking is located behind the church. Consider participating in our “Prayer and Meditation Time” led by Lay Preacher Tom Barnett on Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon.

If you 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 232-2319.

Rio Grande Baptist

Please join Pastor Matt Larimer and the congregation of Rio Grande this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for Sunday School and 10:30 a.m. for worship service. The main reason we come together as a family of God is to worship Him. We humbly put our faith and trust in Jesus, to receive His blessing, guidance and peace. We hope you will come and experience that healing touch of His grace this week. There are many ways our congregation can experience the life-changing touch of God - through ministry, Bible study, and special programs. Children and adults of all ages can live out faith in action. We hope you feel special here and consider becoming a part of our wonderful family.

“Your Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light for my path” (Psalm 119: 105)

 We believe the Bible is God’s perfect Word and remains relevant to every generation. The scriptures guide us in truth and inspire us to please God with our daily lives. Our Bible study is on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. We hope you can join us this week in studying the Word.

 Starting Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. we will be offering the Dave Ramsey “Financial Peace University”. Through video, class discussion and interactive small group activities, Financial Peace University presents Biblical and practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. In nine weekly lessons, you will learn how to take control of your money, invest in the future and give like never before. Cost is $95. For information please visit our website at or email Rio Grande Baptist is located on the corner of Erickson and Rio Grande at 4411 E. Rio Grande Ave., Terre Haute.

Terre Haute Reformed


The Terre Haute Reformed Presbyterian Church cordially invites new students and all others to join us for worship this Sunday. S.S. for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m., with the regular adult class beginning a study on the promises of God using the book “Living by God’s Promises” by Joel Beeke and James La Belle. The college age class will be considering the book “The Pursuit of Holiness” by Jerry Bridges.”

Pastor Bill Roberts will begin a series of sermons going through the book if II Timothy entitled “Final Instructions.” II Timothy was the final letter of the Apostle Paul. The first sermon in the series is “Grace, Mercy, and Peace.” Worship begins at 10:45 a.m. and is followed by a fellowship meal to which all are invited to stay.

The church meets at 1407 North 25th St. (corner of 25th St. and 5th Ave.). A nursery for children three and under is available during the worship service.

Oregon Baptist

Sermon for Sept. 2 - “Go Home and Tell” Mark 5:1-20

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

While traditional in most of our ways, we seek to adopt ministries that reach people in an ever changing culture. We are a friendly family like congregation. Oregon is a church where you can quickly join in as we seek to please God by living His great commandment “love God with all your heart and others as yourself” and work His commission to carry the good news to the whole world.

Sunday School starts each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Rev. Fred Harrison leads us in morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening service is at 6 p.m. There are youth groups for Pre-K thru High School and Adult Bible Study on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m.

St. Benedict

The St. Benedict parish community celebrates Mass on Saturday at 5:30 pm and Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Daily Mass is celebrated each weekday with the exception of Wednesday at 12:05 pm. St. Benedict Church is located at 111 S. 9th Street.

Youth Ministry Mass and picnic is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 30 at Hawthorn Parke from 4 - 7 p.m.

If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, seeking to grow in your spiritual life, or exploring membership in the Catholic Church, The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, RCIA, is the place for you. Every year adults are welcomed into the Catholic Community through RCIA. It is a learning experience that will change your life offering new meaning and new direction. Sessions are held weekly on Wednesday from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. If interested contact Sue Butwin at (812) 232-8421 or

Holy Rosary

Fr. John Hollowell and the parishioners of Holy Rosary Church, Seelyville, invite you to join us 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 at 9 a.m.

St. Joseph University Parish

St. Joseph University Parish, 113 S 5th St., invites you to celebrate Mass with us this weekend. Mass is at 5 p.m. Saturday. Sunday Masses are at 9 am, 11 am and 7 pm. 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.

Religious education classes are almost ready to begin again. Grade school and middle school will have classes on Sunday morning at 10:15 am this year. Now is the time to register your children for the new school year.

Our high school faith formation program will begin Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. Classes are at the Moran Center located at St. Patrick School on select Sunday evenings from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane McGee at for more information or to register. Youth Ministry Mass and picnic is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 30 at Hawthorn Parke from 4 - 7 p.m.

St. Joseph University Parish serves Indiana State University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology while also welcoming the students of St. Mary-of-the-Woods College and Ivy Tech. Catholic Campus ministry strives to be the life-giving presence of Christ within the academic community. St. Joe’s welcomes new and returning students and celebrates the start of a new academic year. For more info go to: The welcome Mass and BBQ at Rose-Hulman will be Saturday, Sept. 1 at 5 p.m. in Kahn Room of the Student Union.

The Knights of Columbus will pray the rosary for the Protection of Life and Right to Religious Freedom at St. Joseph University parish on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 8:15 am. All are invited to join in this prayer for the protection of life and protection of our right to religious freedom in our country.

Buy your tickets now. Age to Age: Generations of Faith, a concert event sponsored by St. Joseph University Parish and the Terre Haute Deanery Center is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at 7:30 p.m., St. Joseph University Parish. Catholic music icons, Steve Angrisano, Dan Schutte and Chris Stephan perform and share their music with one another and the Church. Three generations of Faith are brought together with three powerful voices and one powerful faith. Tickets are available at St. Joseph University Parish office 113 S. 5th St., online at, as well as, at the Deanery Center, 1801 Poplar St. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and $40 family pass for 2 adults and up to 3 children.

St. Margaret Mary

The St. Margaret Mary parish community invites you to join us for weekend Mass on Saturday at 4 p.m. or Sunday at 11 a.m. You are also invited to the celebration of a Spanish Mass each Sunday at 2 p.m. We are located at 2405 S. 7th St. A Healing Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at St. Margaret Mary Church at 2 p.m.

Religious Education for grades Pre-K through 8 will begin the new school year with a Kickoff Event on Sunday, Sept. 16 in the Legacy Room at 9:30 a.m. Students and their families are invited to join us for the Kickoff event of breakfast, family activity and an opportunity to meet our catechists. First full day of religious education will be Sunday, Sept. 23 from 9:30-10:45 a.m.

Our high school faith formation program will begin Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. Classes are at the Moran Center located at St. Patrick School on select Sunday evenings from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Call the parish office or contact Marcia Lane McGee at for more information or to register. Youth Ministry Mass and picnic is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 30 at Hawthorn Parke from 4 - 7 p.m.

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, RCIA is staged weekly on Wednesday from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Please contact the parish office at (812) 232-3512 for information or to register.

St. Margaret Mary parish invites you to a study of “Revelation” a program by Jeff Cavins. This study group meets on Sunday from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in the Parish office. Cost $25 for materials. The Monday night study group will resume study on Monday, Sept. 10 from 7 - 9 p.m. The Monday night study group will begin the 8 week study by Rev. Robert E. Barron: Seven Deadly Sins - Seven Lively Virtues. Cost $15 for materials. Everyone is absolutely welcome to attend. To register or for more information please call the parish office (232-3512).

The Annual St. Margaret Mary Parish Labor Day Garage Sale is in progress today from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and concludes with our $1 a bag sale on Labor Day, Monday Sept. 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

St. Mary-of-the-Woods Village

St. Mary-of -the-Woods Village Church invites you to join us for liturgy on Sunday at 9 a.m. Sunday morning religious education classes are almost ready to begin again. Now is the time to register your children for the new school year.

If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith or exploring membership in the Catholic Church contact Sr. Joan Slobig, S.P. for information about the RCIA. For further information about our parish or events please call the parish office, 812-535-1261.

St. Patrick

Fr. Rick Ginther, Pastor and 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. You are also welcome to join us for weekday Mass Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 8:15 a.m. On Labor Day, Sept. 3, 2012, a city wide Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick Church at 9 a.m.  

Spending time in meditation, prayer, and adoration in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament is an excellent opportunity to experience grace in our lives. Located west of the Rectory behind the Catholic Charities offices, the Perpetual Adoration Chapel is visited by parishioners and members of other local Catholic communities. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You are most welcome to participate in this opportunity for silent meditation, prayer, and adoration.

Sunday morning Religious Education program will begin Sept. 9 with our annual Kickoff Event. Plan to join us for breakfast, activity and a chance to meet our catechists for the year. Kickoff Event will be from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. at Moran Center. Parents and families plan to join students for this special welcoming event. Sunday, Sept. 16 will be our first full day of religious education classes at St. Patrick for grades Pre-K through 8. Class time is 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.   

Our high school faith formation program will begin on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. Classes are held at Moran Center located at St. Patrick School on select Sunday evenings from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Call the parish office or contact Marcia Lane McGee at for more information or to register. Youth Ministry Mass and picnic is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 30 at Hawthorn Parke from 4 to 7 pm.

RCIA meetings are held weekly on Wednesday from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. If interested or have questions, please call the parish office, (812) 232-8518.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish welcomes our new Sacramental Minister, Father John Hollowell. Please join us to celebrate Mass at 4:30 pm Saturday or noon Sunday.

Religious education classes will begin Sept. 9 and will run from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Registration forms are available in the Holy Family Center. Please register as soon as possible. For more information call the office at (812) 466-1231.

Youth Ministry Mass and picnic is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 30 at Hawthorn Parke from 4 - 7 p.m.

RCIA sessions are held weekly on Wednesday from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. If interested or have questions, please contact Barb Black at (812) 466-1231 or

Deanery Pastoral Center

Catholicism, a documentary series, will be facilitated by Sr. Mary Montgomery at the Deanery Center on 11 consecutive Wednesday mornings beginning Sept. 19, 10 a.m. - noon. Join us for a journey with acclaimed author, speaker and theologian, Fr. Robert Barron, to more than 50 locations throughout 15 countries. View and be inspired by the spiritual and artistic treasures of this global culture. Pre-registration is required by Sept. 12. Cost: $20 for materials. Contact the deanery center for more information or to register at (812) 232-8400 or

You are invited to join us for the 38th Annual Catholic Charities Terre Haute Benefit on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 from 6 - 9 p.m. at the 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 and for tickets contact Catholic Charities Terre Haute, 1801 Poplar St., (812) 232-1447.

John Paul II Catholic High School Yard Sale - JPII will have its annual yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The sale will take place at the school, located at 1330 Lafayette Ave., Terre Haute. Donations are being accepted for the yard sale. Please call (812) 232-0964 or (812) 249-7385 to make arrangements for delivery. Please show your support for the only Catholic High School in the Terre Haute Deanery by stopping by the Yard Sale.

Unity Presbyterian

Worship service at 1207 E. Springhill Dr. 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, “What is Evil in God’s Eyes?” based on Psalm 15 and Mark 7:1-23. Our Bible Study and Sunday School classes begin Sunday, Sept. 9. This is also our Rally Day with a carry-in picnic. Child care is available during worship. Join us for coffee and fellowship following the service.

On Sept. 9, Adult Bible Study begins 9 a.m., Sunday School for younger children will follow Children’s Moment.

Amie Ellison is our choir director, Andrea Marlow is our organist. For the month of September, Unity will pray for Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, Texas. This week, blessings to all who volunteer, are staff members, bus drivers, administrators and students at DeVaney Elementary School.

We also have an outdoor sanctuary you may visit for quiet reflection at any time. All are welcome. Church office (812) 299-2206, our website:

Join us for Potluck and Praise each Thursday 6 p.m. Church office (812) 299-2206.

Dunlap United Methodist

Music & Ice Cream - Sept. 2- 2 pm. CDT in the Marshall, Ill., church. Music featuring Yellow Hammer Bluegrass Gospel Group. Ice cream and desserts to be enjoyed after the music. For more details call (217) 826-5692.

First Unitarian Universalist

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1875 Fruitridge Ave., Terre Haute.

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

Sunday Sept. 2 there will be no service at the church. We will hold our annual Labor Day picnic at the Ute shelter in Deming Park.

Sunday, Sept. 2 the Adult Education Group, The Rationalist Free Thinkers Discussion Group, led by Dr. Ed Warner will not meet.

We welcome everyone to Unitarian Universalist Congregation. We invite you to come get to know us. Our regular service is each Sunday 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:

Central Presbyterian

Central Presbyterian Church (125 North 7th St.) will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Davis’s sermon, “Welcoming the Word,” will be based on James 1:17-27, in which the writer admonishes his readers to be “doers of the word and not merely hearers.” The Lord’s Supper will be served during worship. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. The church office will be closed Monday in observance of the Labor Day holiday. For more details, call the church office (812) 232-5049 or visit us online:

St. Stephen’s

Pumpkin Festival, Saturday, Sept. 15 , 8 a.m.-noon. Food, crafts, fall décor, fun.

Memorial United Methodist

Memorial United Methodist Church, 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 St.

Join us Sunday Sept. 2, 2012, for one of the following services. Rev. Scott’s sermon will be “Sacrificing Faith to Save Tradition”. “We’ve never done it that way before!” seems to be a mantra in some churches. The corollary is often heard as well: ”This is the way we have always done it!” I am not sure that Jesus would approve of either statement based on his debate with the Pharisees over the “keeping the tradition of the elders”. In fact, the New Interpreters Bible says it this way, “Religious groups can very easily sacrifice faith to save the tradition, even when everyone knows that the tradition in question was established by human beings, not God.” (Vol. 8, pg. 608) What do we do that might sacrifice our faith to save our traditions? Scripture: Mark 7:1-23 and James 1:22-27.

At 8:45am we have our Traditional Worship Service. If you like to sing traditional hymns, hear a choir anthem by our Chancel Choir and hear multiple scripture readings in a more formal setting then this is the service for you.

At 9:45 a.m  please join us for our Fellowship and Refreshment Time; at 10 a.m. please join us for Sunday School. We have many to choose from and for all ages.

At 11 a.m. we have our second service PRAYZ!. Our casual family type worship, with the wonderful PRAYZ band. If you like to wear jeans to church, sing along with the praise team to praise music, see film and media used in worship, and you like a more laid back and casual service then this is the service for you.

The Traditional and PRAYZ! worship services both contain a children’s message, scripture readings, music, pastoral prayer, and the sermon. Children may stay in the service with their family or they may attend Children’s Church following the Children’s Message.

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

The Knit Wits yarn ministry meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 1-3 p.m. and the 2nd and 4th Thursday from 5-7 p.m. If you like to knit or crochet or would like to learn, please join us.

Nami (National Alliance on Mental Illness) meets the 3rd Thursday of the month in the library. This is a support group for persons living with depression, panic attacks, anxiety, bipolar or schizophrenia and is open to the public. For more information contact Betty Porter at 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

Grace Community

The Presence of God. The Word of God. The Love of God. This is what you will experience at Grace Community Church of Terre Haute. 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 are very important at Grace. Here they meet God as their friend. They learn about His love.

Each Sunday we start with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. for people of all ages. Our Children’s Sunday School is something your children will love. Our Youth Sunday School is a great time of encouragement and learning. Our adults enjoy good fellowship, discussion and teaching. All this is in an environment of love and respect.

Our worship is a contemporary/traditional mix and lead by top notch musicians whose love for God and people are expressed in clear and comfortable ways. We often get comments of how people enjoy hearing the people around them sing. The message is always Bible based and helps lift our eyes to Jesus Christ. Mike Pringle is our pastor. He has a way of making the truths of God practical and helpful.

You will find warm and friendly people here. They are the kind of people who will be happy to meet you and sit with you. Nobody at Grace is perfect. Nobody pretends to be either. We love God and we love the people God loves. That means you.

If you feel drawn to God in any way, Grace is a good place to be. If you are tired of trying to live your faith by yourself, then you don’t have to be alone.

We meet in the Gospel Assembly Church fellowship hall at 401 W. Springhill Dr., in Terre Haute. It is just west of DeBaun’s Funeral home on the north side of street. Come in east door where all the cars are. You will be glad you did. We look forward to meeting you. In life there are many trials. At Grace you will find the love and help of God.

For more information visit our website, or call (217) 251-4507

Seelyville United Methodist

Pastor Jack Diel and Seelyville UMC Family invite you to worship with us Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care will be provided by Pam Alexander, and a time of fellowship and refreshment, hosted by Donna Crowley, follows the service. Adult Sunday School classes begin at 10:45 a.m.

“Kid’s Hour” begins on Sept. 2 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster with assistants Pam Alexander and Terry Tingley. This newly created children’s program invites those from age 5 - 12 each Sunday morning. The aim of each class is to teach about the Bible and God’s love, including worship time, Bible study, craft time, and a monthly memory verse. The Focus for September will be the “Life of Moses.” Pam encourages adults to volunteer as assistants for this exciting new ministry. Let’s all help to fill the classroom.

The sermon for Sept. 2, “From the Heart,” reminds us that what is is our hearts ultimately guides the actions of people of faith. Scripture readings are James 1: 17-27 and Mark 7: 1-8, 14-15, 21-23. Liturgist for this Sunday is Steve Jones and Mary Jensen will serve as organist/pianist. Hymns are “Where Charity and Love Prevail,” “The Gift of Love,” and “Lord, I Want to be a Christian.” Holy Communion will be served on this first Sunday of the month.

The church office is closed and no scheduled meetings will take place on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3. The Prayer and Bible Study group will convene at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4 and Yoga Class will continue on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 5:30 p.m. with instructor Trudy Newton. Financial Peace University will begin another session of classes on Thursday, Sept. 6. Please call the church office for the time and schedule. Also, check on starting dates for the Scouting program from leaders or from the church office.

Seelyville United Methodist Church is located on the corner of U.S. 40 and Second St., in Seelyville. The church office phone number is (812) 877-1868 with email contact available at “We are a caring family making disciples for Jesus Christ.”

Rosedale Baptist

Rosedale Baptist Church, Depot and Middle St., Rosedale

Call the church at (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 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.

Mount Pleasant United Methodist

Aaron Wheaton, senior pastor, and Rick Swan, assistant pastor, along with the entire Mount Pleasant family invite you to join us by attending a worship service or other activity at one of our two church campuses.

Our south campus, located at 3050 East Davis Drive, offers Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with Sunday school classes beginning 10 a.m. Our north campus, located at 1075 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 conclude with our sermon series, Famous Bible Stories of the Old Testament, with 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 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.

 Boost, our Wednesday midweek gathering, starts with dinner at 5:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Center and classes for all ages at begin at 6:30 p.m. We host sessions twice a year. Our fall session begins Sept. 5 and runs through Oct. 24.

 To start the work week, every Monday a prayer meeting is at 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 the Wide Eye Cafe. Other groups include the Lunch Bunch (women), Yarn Spinners and Men’s Fellowship Group.

Two Southern Gospel groups are on the schedule. The Pfiefers return to Mt. Pleasant on Oct. 4 with the concert beginning at 7 p.m. and Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. Ernie Couch and Revival will perform.

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 at 9 a.m. Monday. 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 10a.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

First Baptist

Our Sunday morning worship service is at 9:30 a.m. and this week Pastor Bernie Jackson’s sermon topic will be “Where Did We Lose God?” with scripture text from Jeremiah 2:4-13. Music will be provided by The Sanctuary Choir singing the communion anthem “Remember” by Laura Story. A children’s story is included in our worship each Sunday by our children’s minister, Jill Kirchoff, after which children are dismissed to their own age appropriate programming. The service of communion is observed the first Sunday of each month. Sunday School, with classes for everyone, is at 10:45 a.m. The First Link Hospitality Room is available before and after the worship service serving freshly brewed Rex coffee and light refreshments and providing a place for connection and conversation for members and guests. Pre-School Sunday School and extended care is available throughout the morning. Due to the Labor Day holiday there will be no Sunday evening programs.

Our Christian Education Ministry Team is planning for Community Fellowship Day on Sept. 9. This will be a special day to reconnect as we enter into the fall season. Worship and Sunday School will be held as usual in the morning. Then, everyone is invited to join with friends and family for a time of games, fellowship and food in the afternoon. Afternoon activities, provided from 4 to 8 p.m., will include inflatable games and activities for children, organized games for youth and adults, and a dunking booth. A barbecue pork meal will be served throughout the afternoon and evening.

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

United Methodist Temple

With inspiring music and Holy Communion, United Methodist Temple meets at 5301 Hwy 41 South to worship together the God of cosmic creativity. Worship occurs for us at 8:45 am for traditional liturgically blessed communion. At 11 a.m., we meet for a blend of choruses, hymns of praise, and Holy Communion. All are welcome to come as you are to join us in the mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Our theory of change is that it occurs through knowing Christ as Lord and Savior, growing in Christ through prayer, Bible study, and fellowship, and sharing Christ with all, as we are motivated by the forever love of a living, Risen Savior.  

The message this sunday is “Just Do It: Utilizing the Weapons of the Spirit” based on the scriptures of James 1:17-27, Ephesians 2:10-20, and Mark 7:1-8. Rev.Dr. Steve Cain will be completing a two part series on the seven weapons of the Spirit mentioned in Paul’s Ephesian letter. In addition to truth, righteousness, and the Gospel of peace, we are offered in Jesus Christ the following weapons of righteousness: The shield of faith; the helmet of salvation; the Sword of the Spirit (the Bible), and prayer. As James describes, we are called to action as doers of God’s Word, taming our tongues, and caring for orphans , widows, and those disenfranchised in our society. The Pharisees got it wrong, failing to see that doing the law included service of the neighbor above all else. As we look into the mirror of Scripture, we learn our humanity, and often self serving and sinful. Under the tutelage of Christ, we become new creatures, and we change from the inside out, being blessed with every spiritual blessing form the heavenly places.

Come and hear the inspired worship craftmanship of Doug Sperry, our pianist and organist. Come participate in the prayers of a mighty congregation of God’s people. United Methodist Temple is the home of Temple Pre School. This sunday, under the leadership of our Youth Team Leader, Tante Robinson, we will be holding our Youth Group meeting at 6:30 p.m. for any youth 6th grade through 12th who are not traveling with family. Join us in worshipping God who enjoys us as we enjoy God.

Sunday - Worship at 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Welcome Cafe at 10:15 a.m.; Youth Group at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall with Tante Robinson.

Monday, Labor Day - The office is closed. Office hours are normally 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Normally, Holy Yoga is held at 10:30 a.m.; Tuesday and Thursday - 6 p.m. Zumba with Julia Winstead. (Starting Tuesday Sept. 11, there will be Bible Study at 9:30 a.m. (Psalms) and at 7 p.m. Boundaries) led by Rev. Dr. Steve Cain; Wednesday - 6 p.m. Weight Watchers; 7:30 p.m. Christian Yoga; Bible Study - Joyce Meyers on Paul led by Paula West and Jill Kuckewich; Thursday -10 a.m. Piecemakers-come and be a part of a dynamic quilting sewing prayer ministry, led by Theresa Camp, -6:15 p.m. Bell (English) Rehearsal; 7 p.m. Choir rehearsal; Friday - 10:30 a.m. Christian Yoga with Macy Kalb

Reach our offices through Margaret Fulsom at 299-1898. Tante Robinson is our Youth Team Leader. Janet Friedrich is the Temple Preschool Director. Jill Kuckewich is the Kids HOPE director, and choir and music director. Karla Clayton is our Celebrate Recovery team leader. Rev. Dr. Steve Cain is available at this number and through email at May God bless you with a powerful sense of God’s presence and love and challenge, this week.

Breden Memorial United Methodist

Pastor’s Message: “When Heaven Celebrates.” Luke 10:20.

We worship at 9:30. This week will be Holy Communion. There will be no adult Sunday School for the next four Sundays. Pastor will be showing DVDS on end time prophecy at 11 am by Dr. David Jeremiah. The first one is “The Rapture And What We Should Do Until Christ Returns.” Dr. Jeremiah pastors the large Shadow Mountain Community Church in San Diego. Come and join us for these presentations. AA meets on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Ladies Prayer group meets Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.

Eighth Avenue Baptist

With the arrival of September and the Fall Season, comes a flurry of activities planned at Eighth Ave. Baptist Church.

Our Pastor, Dick Smith, is continuing his series of “Sermons for Life” in his message entitled, “All Sufficiency in God’s Grace,” taken from 2 Corinthians Chapter 12, verses 1 thru 9, for this Sunday Sept. 2.

Immediately following Morning Worship at 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, a Church Picnic is planned at Collett Park Pavilion at noon. Pastor Smith will present a brief devotional that afternoon at the park; and our 6 p.m. services at the church that night will be cancelled.

Saturday, Sept. 15 is our third Saturday of the month which marks the time for our monthly “Family Prayer Breakfast.” If breakfast is your favorite meal of the day, please plan to join us for a very fulfilling morning.

In our 6 p.m. services on Sunday, Sept. 16, we will have a special program marking the 11th anniversary of “911”, remembering those who lost their lives in this tragic event.

And once again, another month with a fifth Sunday marks the spot. We will be holding our “5th Sunday Gospel Songfest” at 6 p.m. Sept. 30. Come and hear the many different ways we have of praising Our Lord. This program will be followed by a Fellowship Hour.

Again, our Church services are as follows: Sunday a.m., Sunday School at 9 a.m. and Worship Services at 10 a.m.; Sunday p.m. - Evening Services at 6 p.m.; Wednesday p.m. - Bible Study at 6 p.m. There is an ongoing study in this class in regards to the book of Romans.

Celestial Christian

Celestial Christian Church, Pastor Greg L. Henderson, Jr.; Sunday Worship at 2 p.m.; visit

“New Location”, 1610 N. 25th St., Terre Haute, (812) 917-4410

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. (food will be served each night at 6 p.m.)

Independent Nazarene

Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at 3 p.m. service, the Higinbotham Family will be presenting special music. The entire family plays guitar and sing together. Daniel and Kathy Higinbotham are the parents, and Daniel, Aaron, Jason, Angelia and Ethan Higinbotham are their children. The Higinbotham family are members of the Greencastle Holiness Church, but they minister far and near for holiness churches and camp meetings. Seven voices and instruments will fill you with delight.

The Independent Nazarene Church is located directly behind Farmersburg Elementary School, 422 W. Cyrus St., Farmersburg. The church also offers Sunday school for the younger children. The pastor, Glendon Stroud invites the community to attend. There is no charge to hear these singers.

For information or directions call the pastor at (812) 599-0684.

First Congregational Church

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio in Terre Haute, invites you to join us this Sunday, Sept. 2, as we begin our study on “Walking with God”. Micah 6:8 tells us we should do what is right, love mercy and walk humbly with God. But, what exactly does walking with God mean? Join us as we explore some of the wonderful stories of the Bible about those who walked with God and expand these stories to include ourselves.

Church services are at 8:30 a.m. (meditative) and 10:30 a.m. (traditional) each Sunday. 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.

Throughout September, we will be collecting baby clothes (sizes 3 months to 18 months) and infant and toddler toys to help support the Christmas House project at CCTH. We will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the area food bank. Members and friends are invited to share in these ongoing mission projects.

First Congregational Church is a member of the National and Midwest Associations of Congregational Christian Churches, founded on the principles of “Faith, Freedom & Fellowship.” We believe that we can put those principles into action by welcoming everyone into the fellowship of this church family and by serving God, through Christ, in our community and the world. There’s a place here for you.

For more information, check us out on the web at or listen to our music and sermons at

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