News From Terre Haute, Indiana


June 23, 2012

Church briefs: June 23, 2012

St. George’s

Episcopal Church, West Terre Haute

This Sunday, the Rev. Gordon Chastain will present Christian Education. Adult Christian Education is from 9:15-9:45 a.m. in the parish hall.

Chastain 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.

Chastain, who retired as rector of All Saints Episcopal Church, Indianapolis, in 2001, was ordained in 1962. He graduated from DePauw and from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. He has served parishes in Lebanon, Carmel, Zionsville, Greencastle and Indianapolis and has also served as executive director of the Damien Center (HIV/AIDS service center) in Indianapolis, as well as director of various programs for Marion County and Indiana State boards of health.

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 at (217) 826-5439; or go to

Rio Grande Baptist

Pastor Matt Larimer and the entire congregation at Rio Grande Church invite you to join us for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and regular worship service at 10:30 a.m. We worship with praise music as well as favorite traditional hymns led by our worship team. There is a children’s message with Pastor Matt after which the children are taught Bible lessons in age appropriate classrooms.

On Wednesday at 7 p.m. we offer Bible study led by the pastor. This study encourages spiritual growth and higher understanding of the Bible and how God speaks to us in our everyday lives. This is a casual atmosphere where questions are welcome and discussion is encouraged.

The entire month of June we are focusing on the “One Great Hour of Sharing” Mission offering. The theme this year is “Sharing Brings Joy to Others.” This offering provides emergency relief in times of natural disaster and funds for development projects in countries around the world as well as the United States.

Rio Grande is located at the corner of Erikson and Rio Grande at 4411 E. Rio Grande, Terre Haute. Please visit our website for more information at or email 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: The Great Commission. Also, we have begun a new adult Sunday school series entitled: Seeing Jesus Christ in the Old Testament. We meet at 1407 N. 25th St., (25th and 5th Avenue).

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 Church

Worship service at 1207 E. Springhill Drive is 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. Our Pastor is Linda Peters. Her sermon this Sunday: “Calming Our Storms” is based on Psalm 9:8-11 and Mark 4:35-41. Child care is available during worship. Join us for coffee and fellowship following the service.

On July 7, Unity will have its Vacation Bible School 9 a.m.—1 p.m. Theme: “Walking in the Light of God!” Registration begins 9 a.m.

Amie Ellison is our choir director; Andrea Marlow is our organist. For the month of June Unity will pray for Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education, Richmond, Va., and Charlotte, N.C. Presbyterians are asked to pray for our Commissioners to General Assembly: pray that they will be filled with peace, wisdom, discernment and endurance. During the summer months we will pray for an agency in our community; this week, blessings to all who volunteer, the staff members or those who work with Hamilton Center.

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 evening 6 p.m. Church office (812) 299-2206.

Peniel United Methodist Church

Kennedy Crossing Road, in Brazil

End of a very dry June approaching and 4th of July Celebration in Forest Park just around the corner. Plans for the Town and Country Men’s Bean Dinner are well under way for this annual event. There are so many hard working men and women at Peniel. With the work comes good fun and fellowship. Come and join in. Sunday School begins at 9:45 and church services at 10:45.

There will be an Administrative Board Dinner Meeting at 7 p.m. July 12 at the Church.

The Scripture for this Sunday is from Job 38: 1-11. Pastor Pippin’s sermon is “God Finally Speaks!”

Part of the Greeting for this Sunday is “We cry out to God for help and for answers. But when God speaks, are we ready for God’s voice? Lot to think about.

For the Children’s Moment: Pastor Pippin will discuss with the little ones “This is My Commandment!”

Laundry and dish detergents are needed by Brazil Food Pantry. For more information, contact Pastor Pippin at (812) 443-8489.

St. Benedict


The St. Benedict parish community celebrates Mass on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 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 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 hot summer days.

Vacation Bible School is next week, June 25-29. The theme this year is: “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, (812) 232-3512 or register online at

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: There is still a need for high school youth and adult volunteers at the Youth Ministry Booth at St. Benedict Community Festival, July 13-14. Workers are needed for two hour shifts (5 to 11:30 p.m. both nights). Contact, 535-3391, 249-1479. This is a fundraiser that helps defray the cost for retreats, mission trips, conferences, and all Youth Ministry events.

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 (R.C.I.A) inquiry session will be at St. Benedict parish 6:30 p.m. on June 27.

St. Benedict parish will stage its 15th Annual Community Festival at 9th and Ohio streets in downtown Terre Haute on July 13-14. 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. Fifth 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.

Vacation Bible School is next week, June 25-29. The theme this year is: “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, (812) 232-3512 or register online at

St. Joseph University Parish will be the site of our Deanery-wide Mass Wednesday, July 4 at 9 a.m.

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. Seventh St.

Vacation Bible School is next week, June 25-29. The theme this year is: “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, (812) 232-3512 or register online at

St. Margaret Mary invites you to a study of “James: Pearls for Wise Living” the new 10 week program by Jeff Cavins. This study group will begin meeting Sunday from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. in the parish office. Participation materials are $25 each person. Everyone is absolutely welcome to attend. To register please call the parish office (232-3512) or Mary Sullivan (894-2263) for more information.

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. Margaret Mary parish is accepting reservations for the Beef N Boards Aug. 15 matinee of “Nunsense.” For reservations call the parish office at (812) 232-3512.

St. Mary-of-the-Woods Village Church

St. Mary-of -the-Woods Village Church invites you to join us for liturgy Sunday at 9 a.m. For further information about our services or events please call the parish office at (812) 535-1261.

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 (812) 535-3044 or email

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. We will host a farewell brunch on July 1, after 9 a.m. Mass to show our appreciation to our Sacramental Minister, Father Rob Hausladen.

July 7, Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish will welcome Sacramental Minister, Father John Hollowell. Mass times will change effective July 7 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and noon Sunday.

Vacation Bible School is next week, June 25-29. The theme this year is: “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, (812) 232-3512 or register online at

Our Youth Ministry team will take their annual trip to Nazareth Farm West Virginia this week 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 — 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 St. Visit us on Facebook.

First Unitarian



1875 Fruitridge Ave., Terre Haute

 Our Service is each Sunday at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday June 24 at 10:30 a.m. - Sister Maureen Freeman from White Violet Center will be our speaker. Her topic will be Announced.

Sunday at 9:15 a.m. Our Adult Education Group, The Rationalist Free Thinkers Discussion Group, led by Dr. Ed Warner will meet in the library. This week their topic of discussion will be: What Kind of Leadership Do We Terre Haute UU’s have? What kind are we buying in a minister?

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 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:

Riley Bible Church

The entire Riley Bible family invites you to join us at our church. We are located two doors down from the Dollar General in Riley Square, Riley; right off of Highway 46. Sunday morning services include Sunday School for all ages at 10 a.m. and family worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday night Prayer and Bible Study starts at 6:45 p.m. with a time of fellowship and the regular prayer and Bible study time starting at 7 p.m.

Currently, Pastor Hodge is teaching through the book of Romans on Sunday mornings. Riley Bible Church is a fellowship of Christians dedicated to studying the Bible in order to grow spiritually and tell others of His salvation. We believe the principle goal of the church is God’s glory. For directions or more information call us at (812) 230-6053, go to our website at or check us out on facebook @RileyBibleChurch.


Presbyterian Church

Central Presbyterian Church (125 N. Seventh St.) will gather Sunday for worship at 10:30 a.m. Associate Pastor Harder’s sermon, “OK So Far,” will be based on 1 Samuel 7:2-12, in which the prophet Samuel raises a monument in remembrance of God’s deliverance of the Israelites from the Philistines. Worship will include a celebration of the sacrament of baptism. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. Vacation Bible School for all ages — presented jointly by Central Presbyterian Church, Centenary United Methodist Church, and Trinity Lutheran Church — will be presented on Sunday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at Centenary United Methodist Church, followed on Sunday by a skating party for Bible School participants at Skate World, 5-7 p.m. Vacation Bible School continues Monday through Thursday, 6-8:30 p.m., at Centenary United Methodist Church. On Tuesday at 10 a.m. the Seekers and Searchers Bible study will meet at the home of Marsha Harder. For more details, call the church office (812) 232-5049 or visit us online:

First Baptist Church

Our Sunday morning worship service is at 9:30 a.m. and Rev. Bernie Jackson’s sermon topic for this week will be “A New Creation” with scripture text from 2 Corinthians 5:16-21. Music will be provided by The Sanctuary Choir as they sing “Lord of All Time” by Pepper Choplin and Laura Mixon Story’s contemporary song “Blessings.” A children’s story is included in our worship each Sunday after which children in grades K-3 are dismissed to their own age appropriate programming. Sunday School, with classes for all ages, begins at 10:45 a.m. Pre-School Sunday School and extended care is available throughout the morning. Our First Link Hospitality Room is also available before and after the worship service providing a place where members and guests can enjoy a cup of freshly brewed Rex coffee, light refreshment and conversation.

We are also looking forward to hosting the Crystal Valley Quartet Sunday morning, July 1. This outstanding Southern Gospel group will provide special music for the 9:30 a.m. worship service followed by a full concert at 10:45 a.m. A carry-in picnic lunch will follow the concert.

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

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.

Vacation Bible School is next week, June 25-29. The theme this year is: “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, (812) 232-3512 or register online at

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. Glenn Gettinger will be preaching a sermon titled “Do You Have A Ticket for That?” 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 at 10:45 a.m. A second adult Bible Study class on the book of Acts is offered on Monday 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.

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

Our study concerning The Church, The Falling Away, and the Restoration continues. Recently, we have been impressed with the divine origin of the church, the kingdom of God. It was observed how the church originated with God (Ephesians 3:9-11), in the last days (Isaiah 2:2; Acts 2:16-17), among all nations (Isaiah 2:2; Acts 2:5), in the city of Jerusalem (Isaiah 2:3; Acts 2:5), in the days of the Roman kings (Daniel 2:44; Mark 1:15; Luke 3:1-2), when the Son of Man came to the Ancient of days (Daniel 7:13-14; Acts 1:9-11; Acts 2:33), in the lifetime of some disciples (Mark 9:1), after the Holy Spirit came upon the apostles (Mark 9:1; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:4), when the seed was first planted among all nations (Luke 24:47; Acts 2). The church built by Christ was established on the day of Pentecost recorded in Acts 2 around AD 30. It was pointed out that seed produces after his kind (Genesis 1:11-12). Thus, corn seed produces corn and watermelon seed brings forth watermelon. When the same gospel seed which was first planted on the day of Pentecost as recorded in Acts 2 is planted in honest and good hearts today, it will produce the same thing which was produced then.

We’ve also discussed the name of the church. Contrary to popular thought, it does make a difference what name one wears religiously; there is something in a name. God changed the names of some people (Genesis 17:5, 15; 35:10). The Bible talks about a good name (Proverbs 22:1; Ecclesiastes 7:1). The question was asked, “If you believe there’s nothing in a name, would you have your employer make out your paychecks with my name on them instead of yours?” We talked about the new name to be given as prophesied by Isaiah (Isaiah 56:5; 62:2; 65:15) - the name “Christian” (Acts 11:26; 26:28; 1 Peter 4:16). We observed how the church is designated in the New Testament: the church (Acts 2:47), the church of God (Acts 20:28), the church of the living God (1 Timothy 3:15), church of the firstborn (Hebrews 12:23), the church of Christ (Romans 16:16), church of the saints (1 Corinthians 14:33). We also noticed the words by which members of the church are known: believers (Acts 5:14), disciples (Acts 6:1), saints (Acts 9:32), Christians (Acts 11:26), brethren (Colossians 1:2). The appeal was made to call Bible things by Bible names as Peter said, “If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God” (1 Peter 4:11). The question was asked, “Is the name you wear religiously known to the word of God? Can the name of the church to which you belong be found in the Bible?

Come be with us this Sunday as we discuss the Worship of the Church. Our only appeal is to Thus saith the Lord. If it’s not in the Bible, you will not hear it at the Church of Christ at Terre Haute. We give book, chapter, and verse for everything we teach and practice. We invite you to come, prove all things by the divine standard - the word of truth.

We meet Sundays at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Wednesays at 7 p.m. in the Meeting Room of Holiday Inn Express and Suites (Exit 11, I-70 and Indiana 46). Call (812) 320-4450 to arrange a free home Bible study. You may find us on the web at and on Facebook at Church of Christ at Terre Haute. You can join our bulletin mailing list and listen to audio recordings of sermons preached.

Centenary United Methodist

The congregation of Centenary, at 301 N. 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 sermon and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and a special music event organized by Choir Director Erich Kendall, featuring the very talented Ken Lane singing “My Tribute” (by Andre Crouch).

Fellowship in the Church Library will follow the Worship Service from 10:30 -10:45 a.m. Sunday School classes are offered for children and adults, and nursery care is provided. At 10:45 a.m., in the Friendship Class (adult Bible study), Brian Royer will teach and lead discussion on “The Heart of the Law” (Deuteronomy 10: 12-22, 16: 18-20).

Please plan to join us July 8 for a welcoming reception for Dr. Rev. Jimmy Moore, his wife Mary Beth, and their two sons. He will assume leadership of Christ’s flock at Centenary on July 1, continuing the work that pastors have done since 1865.

Today, the youth group will host its annual “Car Wash.” It will take place at the Old Friends Outdoor Power Repair, 1544 S. 13th St., from 12:30 - 3 p.m. There is no charge, but donations will be accepted.

Planning Note: You are invited to attend a combined Centenary U.M., Trinity Lutheran, and Central Presbyterian Church Vacation Bible School. It begins Sunday, from 2:30-3:15 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. (For registration and information, call the church office at Centenary, Trinity, or Central.)

Monday, 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 program such as the Chancel Choir, please let us know. Also consider participating in our Handbell Choir, directed by Debbie Thompson. If you would like to take part in Sunday School, in youth activities directed by Amanda Tramel, and in our very active women’s ministries, please call the church office, any day, at (812) 232-2319.

Seelyville United Methodist Chruch

Pastor Jack Diel and the Seelyville UMC Family invite you to worship with us Sunday, at 9:30 a.m., the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost. This is Vacation Bible School Sunday with the children providing the message through song and scripture learned during VBS held June 18-21. Liturgist for this Sunday is Donna Crowley and the Gospel Reading is from Mark 10: 13-16. Nursery care is provided during the service with a time of fellowship and refreshment hosted by Judy Elsey and Michelle McCrea.

Hymns for Sunday are “Morning Has Broken,” “Tell Me the Stories of Jesus,” and the VBS theme song from “Operation Overboard.” Jane Linville is the pianist for this Sunday.

Agape Circle meets at 2:30 p.m. Monday. The Prayer and Bible Study group gathers at 10 a.m. Tuesday, and Worship Team meets in the library at 6:30 p.m. Beginning Yoga continues Wednesday with instructor Trudy Newton. New participants are always welcome.

Brochures are available at church for the Annual 14th and Chestnut Benefit Golf Outing to be July 13 at Idle Creek Golf Course. Golfers and sponsors are needed to make this event a success for the children of the Community Center. Call the church office at (812) 232-3126 with questions. Also, a note of thanks is extended for the many SUM hands helping in the kitchen at 14th and Chestnut during the nine week summer program. Between 50 and 80 children, interns and staff are enjoying a nutricious breakfast and lunch served each day.

Seelyville United Methodist Church

Seelyville United Methodist Church is 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 “We are a caring family making disciples for Jesus Christ.”

Second Missionary

Baptist Church

The SW District Missionary Baptist Association will be hosting its monthly Forth Sunday Night Worship and Fellowship Services at Second Missionary Baptist Church at 545 East Jackson St., in Brazil. The service will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday. Everyone is invited.

Rosedale Baptist Church

Rosedale Baptist Church, Depot and Middle Street, 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 p.m.

Every third Sunday of the month 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. There will be something new and different every month. Come and join the fun.

Memorial United Methodist Church

Memorial United Methodist Church, 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 for one of the following services. Rev. Jill’s sermon with be “Just Keep Running!”

From Rev. Jill: This will be my last sermon as associate pastor at Memorial, so I will be reflecting upon my season with you, the congregation — the joys we’ve shared together, the celebrations, and the kingdom moments that have occurred. I will also be reflecting on how we are all in this “race” together, and I will be “passing the baton” to the new pastor and asking us all to keep running the race, keeping our eyes upon Christ, who is the true prize of our lives. So bring your running shoes as we say goodbye to one another! Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-2.

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. join us for our Fellowship and Refreshment Time.

At 10 a.m. 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 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 (812) 877-9950.

For more information, call our church office at (812) 234-0776, fax (812) 235-3574 or visit

Grace Community Church of Terre Haute

A Sermon series called, “School of Prayer” just started. If you are drawn to God in any way, then Sunday is a great time to respond. Praying lets you get to know who God is. When you know someone well, you feel more comfortable asking them for help. This is God’s plan that you get to know Him so well you are very comfortable praying for yourself or others.

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.

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 Drive in Terre Haute. It is just west of DeBaun Funeral home on the north side of the street. Come in the east door where all the cars are. You will be glad you did. We look forward to meeting you. On 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.

United Methodist Temple

United Methodist Temple delights in worship of God as revealed in Jesus Christ. Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Our vision is to Know Christ, Grow in Christ, and Show Christ to all. We meet for worship on Sundays at 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. The earlier service is worship with liturgical effects, while the second service is a blended service of praise and hymns. Both services are: come as you are to worship the God who loves you just as you are.

This coming Sunday we will be highlighting the results of our Vacation Bible school, in both services. We will be emphasizing the Fourth Sunday in Pentecost, with sermon emphasis by Rev. Steve Cain on Opening Wide our Hearts. Learning from Paul we hear his appeal to the Corinthian church to: 1. Recognize his hardships; 2. Respect his ministry: 3. Stop with the criticism; 4. Open wide their hearts as he had open wide his heart to them. Without open hearts, we cannot enjoy the blessings and the benefits of Christian discipleship. Without open hearts, we lose our way in pettiness, conflict, critical squabbles, and really disappoint and disrespect and sadden our God. With so many people needing the billion dollar good news of God who is love for all, working in all, and through all, we can’t afford to waste one moment in purposeless squabbles over senseless issues. As the song says, “We’ve a Story to Tell to the Nations.” We’ve a mission to fulfill in experiencing Christ in daily life and living, fun and fellowship, joy and journey, and sharing that in whatever ways we can.

Our services are open to all, as is our Welcome Café, for those who attend our 10 a.m. Sunday school and Bible classes. Grab some coffee at the Café, find a class that interests you, and study the Bible. Worship with us, it will be health for your body and soul. Today, this Saturday, at 8 a.m., United Methodist Temple will host the United Methodist Men of Vigo County for their quarterly breakfast. The program will be Rev. Steve Cain bringing news and understandings of the work of the Igreja Metodista do Brazil, especially the seventh annual conference which was established in 1987. United Methodist work in Brazil began in 1876 in Rio de Janeiro. The work of this church only arrived in the Northeast in 1960, although this area is one of the oldest areas of Brazil with many unique features. Come and learn about the exciting missional outreach of this exciting branch of the United Methodist Church.

Our office secretary Margaret Fulsom can be reached at (812) 299-1898. Our schedule includes the following: Mondays: Celebrate Recovery - noon to 2:15 p.m.;  Tuesday, 7 p.m. Wasabi Gospel Bible Study with Rev. Steve Cain; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 p.m., Zumba with Julia Winstead; Wednesday, 6 p.m., Weight Watchers; 7:30 p.m. Holy Christian Yoga; Thursday—Piecemakers, 10 a.m.; Friday, 10:30 a.m. Holy (Christian) Yoga. Rev. Steve Cain can be reached at revscain@ or (812) 299-1898.

Terre Haute Bible Center

Terre Haute Bible Center, 2319 E. Evans Ave., Terre Haute, phone (812) 460 4556.

Tonight the Bible Center will host world renown opera singer, Dr. Paul Pitts, as he leads his audience in a Hymn-Sing Concert at 6 p.m. Although Paul has sung all over the world, this will be his fourth appearance in Terre Haute at the Bible Center. Not only does Paul love the hymns of the church, but he loves to use his talent to communicate the love of God to people. It is with great joy that we present Paul Pitts to our community again.

Pastor Nash and the Bible Center family invite you to all of our Sunday services — Bible School at 9:30 a.m., morning celebration at 10:30 a.m., and our special Sunday evening Bible study at 6 p.m. You and your Bible are always welcome every time we open the Word of God.

For more information about any of our services or for directions to our address, call the office at (812) 460-4556.

Breden Memorial United Methodist Church

What is a disciple? The best simple definition is to say that a disciple is a follower of Jesus Christ. But there’s much more to it than that. “By this shall all men know you are my disciples, if you have love one to another.” John 13:35.

Love is the badge of a disciple. Love is also a pattern of living. Love is a new commandment that Jesus gave. Let us obey the commandments of God. Love Him, love disciples, and love your neighbor.

Pastor’s message: “A Disciple’s Identity.” Scripture: John 13:33-35.

Worship service begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School follows at 10:50 a.m.

AA meets Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Ladies’ Prayer Group meets Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Trustees will meet this Wednesday as they were not able to meet last week. 3 p.m.

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, at 3050 E. Davis Drive, offers Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with Sunday school classes beginning 10 a.m. Our north campus, at 1075 N. Fruitridge Ave., offers Sunday school at 9 a.m. with the worship service following at 10 a.m. Both campuses host Holy Communion the first Sunday of the month.

We continue with our sermon series Famous Bible Stories of the Old Testament with Abraham’s Call on Sunday, Jacob and Esau July 1, Moses and the Burning Bush on July 8, The Golden Calf on July 15, The Lord Call Samuel on July 22 and Naaman Healed Leprosy on July 29. This series will conclude Sept. 2.

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 on the second Sunday of each month beginning at 6:35 p.m. It is an intergenerational worship experience featuring praise, prayer and a message while incorporating elements of drama, dance and art.

 Lifeline, our ministry for youth grades 6th through seniors, meets Sundays at 9:50 a.m.-10:40 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. -6:30 p.m. and also on Wednesdays from 6 p.m. -8 p.m. X-Treme Tweenz is a group for all fifth graders that meets at 4:30 p.m. every other Sunday.

 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 on Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. Ernie Couch and Revival will perform.

 On Aug. 4 and 5 beginning at 7 p.m., Dr. David Reagan from the Lamb and 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 and ideas. Outings for moms and children will be planned. Also added is our Lifeline youth ministry. They will be meeting at t North Campus every other Friday from 6 – 9 p.m.

The Noodle Club meets Monday mornings at 9 a.m. This group is famous for its delicious pasta. Come join the group to hone in on your cooking skills. Our Care Group meets Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. to help spread Christ’s message to our shut-ins and newcomers. If you enjoy crafts, come on the first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. for Christian fellowship during origami and card making.

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

Summer Sizzlers - Mount Pleasant will have opportunities for families to connect with our upcoming activities. They include our Share in the Fair (July 13) and a trip to the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky. (Aug. 3).

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

Emmanuel UMC

Please join us at Emmanuel UMC for fellowship and Sunday school beginning at 9:15 am 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.

Before Jesus started any activity, He began with prayer. He knew how important it was to be in tune with The Father and what HE was doing. Join us for breakfast and prayer Friday at 7 a.m. During the meal, we will take prayer requests and then spend 15-20 minutes in prayer over personal requests but most importantly over the life of our church. We will dismiss promptly at 7:35-7:40 for those who need to be to work by 8.

Emmanuel UMC will have a Sunday Evening Service on Sunday at 6 p.m. We look forward to everyone coming out to worship God through the Word, song and fellowship.

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. Kids ages 3 through 6th grade are welcome.

Emmanuel UMC is at 6076 U.S. 150 in West Terre Haute. (812) 535-4218

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