News From Terre Haute, Indiana


May 12, 2012

Church Briefs: May 12, 2012

TERRE HAUTE — St. Stephen’s Episcopal

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

There also is a noon Thursday service in the chapel.

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

The spring Tag Sale will take place May 11-12 in Great Hall with proceeds to benefit the Salvation Army Food Pantry. Start cleaning out your closets and garage for items for the sale. We’re looking for furniture, clothes, books, housewares, toys, etc. Preliminary schedule signup are available.

Eighth Avenue Baptist

The church will not only be honoring our Mothers this month Sunday, May 13, but also honoring Our Lord with a special “Spring Revival” Friday, May 18 thru Sunday May 20.

We will have as our guest speaker, Dr. Marc Kirchoff, Minister of Grants and Fundraising, from ABC of Indiana/Kentucky.

Our services will be as follows: May 18 at 6:30 p.m., with a Fellowship Hour to follow Saturday, May 19 at 8 a.m. at our monthly “Family Prayer Breakfast” and again at 6:30 p.m. Services May 20 at 10 a.m. morning services and also at our evening worship at 6 p.m. The public is invited to join us in all of these services.

Maple Avenue United Methodist

Today, Maple Avenue UMC invites all to it’s annual Broadway Style Cabaret Show of toe tapping, hand clapping songs from classical broadway to current broadway songs. Scenes from West Side Story, The King and I, Jekyll and Hyde, Phantom of the Opera and many more. Join this talented cast today at 7 p.m. in the Education Center Stage. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are availeble at the door for $10 per person (limited to the first 100 people). Concessions will be available for purchase. The cast will include: Jill Moffett Howard, Michelle Azar, Dan Rodriguez, Whitney Steiner, Jennifer Kenzor, Kurt Perry, Andrew Longyear, Whiney Kos, Tricia Sullivan, Jeremiah Kenoyer, and Austin Seeley.

Maple Avenue United Methodist Church welcomes all to worship with us this Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services. Pastor David Rockhill welcomes all to join us to share in scriptures John 15:9-17 which will include a message titled “The Greatest Honor.” This week’s theme reminds us that Jesus gave the gift of friendship and friendship is the greatest gift we can bestow. 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, Mrs. Sarah Dyer and assistants. Also during the 10:30 a.m. service, the chancel choir will sing an anthem and the children’s sermon will be given. We offer free transportation to and from the 10:30 a.m. worship service. If you would like a ride to church, please call the church office before noon 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: The Chancel Choir, Summer Dinner Theatre Productions, Spring Cabaret, Christmas and Easter Cantatas with Orchestra and Children’s Choir. Missions and service opportunities include: Prayer Chain, Operation Classroom, Penny Drive for Lebanon Children’s Home, United Campus Ministries, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, Habitat for Humanity, and 14th and Chestnut Community Center. There is something for everyone at MapleAvenue UMC and we hope you will join us for an inspirational worship service. For more information, check us out on the web at or call us at (812) 232-7263.

St. George’s Episcopal

This Sunday there will be a Mother’s Day Breakfast preceding the church service so there will be no Christian Education. The breakfast will start at a.m.

The Reverend Jack Brockman 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.

The retired priest, who lives in Brazil, serves as St. George’s “pastoral care giver” and will administer prayers for healing during eucharist for those who would like to receive a healing prayer. Brockman also works with Hospice of the Wabash Valley as a chaplain.

Brockman attended the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass., and was received into the Diocese of New Hampshire by Bishop Douglas Theurner. He has served at St. John’s, Portsmouth, N. H.; St. Mark’s, Perryville, Md.; and St. John’s, Crawfordsville, before retiring from St. Mark’s in June 2008.

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

Rio Grande Baptist

Pastor Matt Larimer and the congregation of Rio Grande invite you to attend Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. Our service includes traditional hymns, praise and worship music, special music and a children’s message. Kids are then dismissed to age appropriate classrooms for lessons. On the last Sunday of each month we celebrate family by involving all the children in the service. After church, the kids then enjoy community activities such as swimming, movies and lunch.

Wednesday at 6 p.m., we offer a Bible study in a casual atmosphere where we engage in open discussion. We learn how to apply the Bible to our everyday lives. Complimentary coffee is available.

We are dedicated to having fun while serving God and the surrounding community. With God’s guidance we strive to strengthen and encourage one another as we reach out to the unsaved world. We support many causes including, but not limited to, Mt. Top Ministries, The T.H. Humane Society, Harmon Haven, Conner’s Center and The Lighthouse Mission, and 14th and Chestnut Community Center. Come learn and grow with us in peaceful, country surroundings. Rio Grande is located at 4411 E. Rio Grande, T.H. You may contact the pastor at or visit our website at

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 special Mother’s Day Service and program conducted by the youth of Centenary, and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and the Chancel Choir, directed by Erich Kendall, singing “In Heavenly Love Abiding” by Deborah Govenor.

Fellowship in the Church Library will follow the Worship Service, from 10:30-10:45 a.m. Sunday School classes are offered to all age groups and nursery care is provided. At 10:45 a.m., in the Friendship Class (adult Bible study), Bill Dando will teach and lead discussion on “The Good Shepherd” (John 10: 1-18). The Pastor’s Class is studying “Men and Women of the Bible: Profiles.” The College Age Class will be on a summer hiatus until the Fall Semester begins.  

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 to 8 p.m. The students will be exploring Babylon, and the adults will be involved in a program directed by Bill Dando on the Israelites’ imprisonment in Babylon.

 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 Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Our Wednesday Evening Bible Group, led by Pastor Wagner, is reading and discussing the book, “Call Him Savior,” by John Gooch, from 6:30-7:30.

If you have interest in Centenary’s music programs such as the Chancel Choir, please let us know. Our choir rehearsals are on Sunday mornings at 8:30, prior to the church service. Also our Handbell Choir is directed by Debbie Thompson. If you would like to participate in Sunday School, in youth activities directed by Amanda Tramel, and in our very active women’s ministries, please call the Church office, any day, at (812) 232-2319.

Terre Haute Reformed Presbyterian

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: Honoring Your Mother.” 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.

St. Ann

The small, vibrant Community of St. Ann Parish invites you to join us for our Sunday Eucharist at 11 am. St. Ann Church is located at 1440 Locust St. Parents and children save the dates of June 25 - June 29 for Vacation Bible School. The theme this year will be “Sky - Everything is Possible with God!” For information contact the parish office at (812) 232-6832.

St. Benedict

The St. Benedict parish community celebrates Mass on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Daily Mass is celebrated each weekday with the exception of Wednesday at 12:05 p.m. St. Benedict Church is located at 111 S. 9th St. All are welcome to join us.

St. Benedict’s Altar Society will host the annual Mother/Daughter Brunch on Saturday, May 12 at 10:30 a.m. in Hellmann Hall. Graduating high school seniors will be recognized at 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday, May 13. 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!” For further information please call the parish office at (812) 232-8421.

St. Joseph University Parish

St. Joseph University Parish, 113 S. 5th St., invites you to celebrate Mass with them this weekend. Mass is at 5 p.m. Saturday. Sunday Masses are at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weekday Mass is celebrated at 5:15 p.m.

Preschool thru 8th grade Religious Education classes are offered each year beginning in September and ending in May. Classes meet on Sunday mornings from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. for Preschool through 5th grade and twice a month on Sunday evenings from 4:45 to 6:45 p.m. for 6th through 8th grade. Parents and children save the dates of June 25-29 for Vacation Bible School. The theme this year will be “Sky - Everything is Possible with God!”

The St. Joseph University, St. Margaret Mary and St. Patrick Youth group will have a rummage sale at St. Joseph University Parish on May 19 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and May 20 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations will be accepted on Tuesday and Thursday prior to the sale at St. Joseph University parish office until 4:30 p.m.

St. Joseph University Parish serves Indiana State University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and also welcomes students from Ivy Tech and St. Mary-of-the-Woods College. As student parishioners, you are full members of our parish and welcomed warmly by the whole community. For more information call St. Joseph University Parish at (812) 232-7011.

St. Margaret Mary

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. First Holy Eucharist will be celebrated Sunday, May 13 at 11 a.m. Mass. Our parish also celebrates a Spanish Mass each Sunday at 2 p.m. We are located at 2405 S. 7th St.

Parents and children save the dates of June 25-29 for Vacation Bible School. The theme this year will be “Sky - Everything is Possible with God!” For information about our parish or our programs contact the parish office: (812) 232-3512.

St. Margaret Mary parish invites you to join our Monday night study group for a study of “Catholicism” by the Rev. Robert Barron STD. Study is from 7 - 9p.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.

St. Mary-of-the-Woods Village

St. Mary-of -the-Woods Village Church invites you to join us for liturgy Sunday at 9 a.m. Religious Education for Pre-K through high school takes place Sunday morning after Mass, beginning at 9:45 a.m.

St. Patrick

St. Patrick parish community, 1807 Poplar St., invites you to join us for weekend liturgy Saturday at 6 p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m. Weekday Mass is celebrated at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

The St. Joseph University, St. Margaret Mary and St. Patrick Youth group will have a rummage sale at St. Joseph University Parish on Saturday, May 19 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 20 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations will be accepted Tuesday and Thursday prior to the sale at St. Joseph University parish office until 4:30 p.m.

Religious Education classes for preschool to 8th grade have finished for this school year. Parents and children save the dates of June 25-29 for Vacation Bible School. The theme this year will be “Sky - Everything is Possible with God!”  

Sacred Heart of Jesus

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

There will be a Citywide Rosary conducted by The Knights of Columbus on Sunday (Mother’s Day) at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, beginning at 8:15 a.m. Mother Theodore Council 541 urges all who can attend to so, as this rosary will be dedicated to the unborn children and “Their Right to Life.”

Deanery Pastoral Center

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

The Terre Haute Deanery Center encourages everyone to participate in 2012 Earth Day Project sponsored by TREES. TREES is sponsoring a community-wide collection of used athletic shoes on today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at ISU parking lot 15 which is at 9th and Chestnut streets. Shoes in fairly good condition will be offered to Catholic Charities and Goodwill Industries to help others in the Terre Haute area. The more worn shoes will be sent to disaster relief programs. And the truly beaten up shows will be completely recycled. This is a great “Reuse and Recycle” project.

Memorial United Methodist

The church, at 2701 Poplar St. in 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 on Sunday for one of the following services. Rev. Jill’s sermone will be “Who Can Withhold the Water?”. On this Mother’s Day, our story from Acts tells us of Peter’s heart being softened by the Holy Spirit to preach to those who are different and to change lives through God’s works. He asks the rhetorical question, “Who can withhold the water for baptizing all persons?” The answer is that no one can or will! God’s love is an outpouring for all of us to share. We celebrate this good news and the gifts of the love of mothers and women in our lives on this day, who do not withhold this kind of love from us. Scripture: Acts 10:44-48.

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.

Join us for our Jonah Fish Fry on May 18 from 4-7. Cost is $7 in advance or $8 at the door. All proceeds will go to support the Joplin Missouri reconstruction mission trip.

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

The Sewing Stitches Circle meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 10-2 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

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

Nami (National Alliance on Mental Illness) meets the 3rd Thursday of the month in the Library. This is a support group for persons living with depression, panic attacks, anxiety, bipolar or schizophrenia and is open to the public. For more information contact Betty Porter at 877-9950.

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

First Unitarian Universalist

First Unitarian UniversalistCongregation is located at 1875 Fruitridge Ave., Terre Haute. Our Service is held each Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Doddie Stone will present “M is for the Million Things She Gave Me.” What did we inherit from the mother figures in our lives? What do we want to remember? What do we want to forget? Rev. Doddie Stone will share some of her thoughts about all those who have mothered us throughout our lives

Rev. Doddie Stone is a retired Unitarian Universalist minister and a strong supporter of the efforts of Service Committee. She has been a member of our congregation for several years. In 1995 she was with the delegation that attended the UN decade of the Woman in China. She also participated in visits to other countries that are helped by projects of the Service Committee prior to her ministry assignments on the east and west coasts

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 Are Terre Haute’s Most Exciting

Religious Offerings? Besides the UUA.

Children’s Religious Education begins at 10:50 - There are two groups, youth ages 5 to 9 and Tweens, ages 10 and up. Child care for younger children is provided for the entire service.

We welcome everyone to Unitarian Universalist Congregation. We invite you to come get to know us. Our regular service is each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. We have disabled access, and can provide large print bulletins and hearing assistance devices if needed. We also provide childcare for young children. We can be reached by Phone: (812) 232-1193 or visit our website at

Central Presbyterian

Central Presbyterian Church (125 N. Seventh St.) will gather Sunday for worship at 10:30 a.m. On Mother’s Day the church will continue its tradition of inviting the youth to lead worship. The service will be innovative and uplifting, as we hear from our youth what events have been important to them in their journeys of faith. During the service we will recognize this year’s class of graduates and will make awards from the church’s scholarship funds. A time for conversation and fellowship follows the 10:30 worship service, downstairs in Fellowship Hall. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30. Nursery care is provided. Our last Korean-language worship service (until our Korean worship leader returns from Korea) begins at 12 p.m., followed by a communal meal downstairs in Fellowship Hall. For more details, call the church office (812) 232-5049 or visit us online:

Patton United Methodist

The church, 21775 E. 2250th Rd., Dennison, Ill., will have the Gospel Music Group “Heaven’s Call” May 20 at 10:30 a.m. A carry-in dinner will follow the concert. The church is located one mile west of the Indiana/Illinois State Line on the Clark/Edgar County Line Road.

Peniel United Methodist

The church is at Kennedy Crossing Road in Brazil.

Happy Mother’s Day to all! Join us in this celebration during Sunday School at 9:45 and Church Services at 10:45. Everyone is welcome!

The scripture this Sunday is from St. John 15:9-17

Pastor Pippin’s message is “Friends of Jesus”. For the Children’s Moment it is “Never Give Up!”

The Bible Study/Prayer Group will meet Wednesday at 6 p.m. Thursday at 6 p.m. the Co-Workers/Fidelis Class meeting will be held.

Canned fruits and vegetables are needed by the food pantry in Brazil.

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

Rosedale Baptist

Rosedale Baptist Church is Depot and Middle streets in Rosedale. For more information, call (765)-548-2857.

Pastor is Randy McPike. Sunday Worship Service is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School is at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Eve Service is at 7 p.m. Wednesday Night Prayer and Bible Study is at 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.

Church of Christ

Introducing a new study: The Church, the Falling Away & the Restoration. With all the religious division in the world today, there is a great need for a study concerning the church predicted in the Old Testament and revealed in the New Testament, its departure from the truth, and subsequent efforts to restore it. It was the prayer of Jesus, “That they all may be one…” (John 17:21). This is our plea. Why are there so many different churches? How and when did they come into existence? Does it make a difference what one believes? Does it make a difference as to the name we wear religiously? Does it matter which church one is a member of? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this study. The class will be conducted Sundays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m., beginning this Sunday at the church of Christ at Terre Haute, assembling in the meeting room of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites (Exit 11, I-70 and Indiana 46). Bring your Bible and come, join in the study!

Seelyville United Methodist

Paster Jack Diel and the Seelyville UMC Family invite you to worship with us on Sunday at 9:30 a.m., the 6th Sunday of Easter. Nursery care is provided during the service by Nancy Fletcher, and a time of fellowship and refreshment hosted by Melody McKinney and Jacque Trinler follows the service with Sunday School classes for all ages beginning at 10:45 a.m.

Guest speaker for this Mothers’ Day morning is Ms. Deb Hardin with Connie Atkinson serving as Liturgist. The men’s Bell Chime Chorus will present a special anthem. Organist/pianist for this Sunday is Mary Jensen.

Agape Circle meets at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the home of Edith Tucker followed by Webelos-I at 6 p.m. in the church Fellowship Hall. The Prayer and Bible Study group, led by Donna Crowley, gathers in our library at 10 a.m. on Tuesday with Webelos-II at 6:10 p.m. The Staff-Parish Committee convenes at 6:15 p.m. in the library. Yoga Class, with instructor Trudy Newton, continues the beginning class on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. at the church. Bring your exercise mat and join this new activity now offered at SUMC.

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

St. Mark United

Church of Christ

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

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

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

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

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

Emmanuel United Methodist

Everyone is welcome at Emmanuel UMC on Sunday for Sunday school at 9:15 a.m. and Worship at 10:30 a.m.. Please join us in celebrating the love of God and worship with us on this Sunday!

Also, Emmanuel UMC will have a fundraising dinner for the: Family Life Center on May 19 from 4-7p.m. Adult tickets are $8; under 12 tickets are $5. All proceeds going to building fund

Menu consists of pork roast (BBQ sauce available) mashed potatoes and gravy, bread and butter, green beans, cole slaw, desserts, tea, lemonade and coffee. (carry-out available) Contact the church for more information.

The chuch is at 6076 U.S. 150 in West Terre Haute. It can be reached at (812) 535-4218 or and is on the web at

First Baptist

Our Sunday schedule includes Sunday School, with classes for all ages, at 9 a.m. and worship service at 10:15 a.m. Rev. Bernie Jackson’s sermon topic for this Sunday will be “Overcoming the World” with scripture text from I John 5:1-6. Music will be presented by The Sanctuary Choir as they sing an arrangement of Laura Mixon Story’s contemporary song “Blessings.” Music will also be presented by The Sanctuary Bell Choir and a very special Mother’s Day musical selection will be provided by The Pre-School Musicians. A children’s story is included as a part of our service each week, presented by our children’s minister, Jill Kirchoff. The First Link Hospitality Room is available from 8:45 until 10:15 a.m. providing fresh Rex coffee, light refreshments and a place for members and guests to enjoy conversation. There will be no evening service or programs as we encourage families to spend time together on Mother’s Day.

Our annual Vacation Bible School will be the week of June 11-15 from 9 a.m. to noon. Classes will be available for children who have completed grades pre-k through 5th grade. Our theme this year is “Amazing Wonders Aviation - Discovering God’s Awesome Power.” Vacation Bible School classes will also be provided for middle and high school youth during that same week in the evening. Registration information is available in the church atrium or on our website. The First Baptist Music Ministry will present a dinner theater production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” in Esken Hall on June 8th and 9th. This presentation involves a cast of over 35 persons and a 14 piece orchestra. Tickets for the show, which includes dinner, are $20 per person and may be obtained by calling the church at (812) 877-2354, extension 18. Proceeds from this production, which is directed by T.J. and Susan Sneddon, will go toward summer music and youth trips to Wisconsin and Washington D.C. The First Baptist Week-day Pre-School is now taking registrations for the 2012-13 school year. We provide classes for children age two through pre-kindergarten. For registration information contact our pre-school director, Gina Dorsett, at (812) 877-2354 during the weekday mornings.

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

Mount Pleasant United Methodist

Pastors 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. If you want to grow in Christ and in your Christian faith you might want 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

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

Lifeline, our ministry for youth grades 6th through seniors, meets Sundays at 9:50 a.m.-10:40 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. -6:30 p.m. and also on Wednesdays from 6 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 midweek gathering, starts with dinner at 5:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Center and classes for all ages at 6:30 p.m. We host sessions twice a year. Our next session will be held in the fall.

To start the work week, every Monday a prayer meeting is held at 6 p.m. in the Chapel. Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program from hurts, habits and hang-ups, meets every Friday evening beginning at 7 p.m. in the Wide Eye Cafe. Other groups include the Lunch Bunch (women), Yarn Spinners and Men’s Fellowship Group.

Three Southern Gospel groups are on the schedule. The Perrys will perform on May 24 beginning at 7 p.m. The Pfiefers return to Mt. Pleasant on Oct. 4 with the concert beginning at 7 p.m. On Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. Ernie Couch & Revival will perform.

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

North Campus has recently added two new activities. Mom2Mom meets the third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. with childcare provided. This group is ideal for making new friends and sharing parenting tips and ideas. Outings for moms and children will be planned. Also added is our Lifeline youth ministry. They will be meeting at the North Campus every other Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.

The Noodle Club meets Monday mornings at 9 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 held June 24-June 28 at the South Campus and July 22-July 26 at the North Campus. Registration is in now underway.

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 Musuem 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

Oregon Baptist

Golfers join us for a Golf Scramble at Marks Par 3 Golf Course on Saturday, May 19 at 7:30 a.m. for an expected 7:45 a.m. shotgun start. Cash prizes will be be awarded. For more information on how to sign-up and cost, please 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 on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. Adult Bible Study meets during the school year on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m.

The church is located at 11200 So. Carlisle St., Terre Haute; (812) 299-2112.

Breden Memorial United Methodist

This Sunday will be Mother’s Day. As a Pastor for several years, this day has always been special. I was blessed with a good Mother. My Mother and Father taught me how to seperate right from wrong. They laid a good foundation that has carried me through many years.

This week’s message will focus on “The Prayer of an Ambitous Mother.” The companion scripture is recorded in Matthew 20:20-28. The mother in this setting is Salome, the mother of James and John. She was a very outgoing lady and did not hesitate to make a request of Jesus. We all need to remember that Jesus can answer yes or no. If we come to Him in the right frame of mind, He will give what is best for His children. Put all the letters together and they spell MOTHER, a word that means the world to me.

AA meets on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Ladies’ Prayer Group meets Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.

Trustees meet Wednesday at 3 p.m.

Sunday Worship at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday School at 10:50 a.m.

First Congregational

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio, in Terre Haute, invites you to join us this Sunday, as Rev. Dawn Carlson preaches her sermon “As the Father Has Loved Me.” When Jesus spoke with His disciples in the hours before His arrest, He spoke to them of love – charging them to love one another as God loved Him. As we explore these scriptures, join us to discover what that love looks like and how that love impacts us and the world.

Join us, too, as we celebrate the mothers, grandmothers, step-mothers, aunts and remarkable women who have impacted our lives.

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.

Members and friends are invited to help us fill that last quarter of the food barrel for the CCTH Food bank. Join us in filling the barrel in celebration of Mother’s Day and the women in our lives who loved us and taught us so much.

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

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

Join us at Terre Haute’s longest continuously worshipping congregation, now marking our 178th year of worship and service. There’s a place here for you. For more information, check us out on the web at

United Methodist Temple

The United Methodist Temple worships at 5301 U.S. 41 South, just north of the Southside Walmart, and just across the road from Mike’s Car Wash. At our two services, 8:45 a.m. for more traditional, and 11 a.m. for a contemporary blend, come as you are and enjoy our beautiful stained glass, our open and affirming congregation, and our worship of the Risen Christ.

This Sunday is Mother’s Day. Utilizing the scriptures of  John 15: 9-17, we will be lifting up the joy of friendship with God, with special emphasis on “The Grandparent Effect,” as is mentioned in 2 Timothy 1.5. A special recognition will be for mothers and grandmothers, and we will honor the family with the most generations present. Come and enjoy our worship. We have Sunday school classes for all ages, and Kid’s Own Worship during both services. Our nursery is ready to receive you.

May 19th is our fifth annual Spring into Summer Fest, and we will gather from 4 to 7 p.m. for an amazing Catfish dinner on our grounds. Tickets are $7 in advance, and $9 at the door. Bounce houses, games, blood mobile, and a Silent Auction will be held along with the worship of the Plainfield UMC praise band. Doorprizes of value will be a part of the fest. All are welcome to join us for this celebration event that includes a cake walk, rockets, and chances to express both faithfilled fun and funfilled faith. You won’t want to miss this. Tickets are available at the main office and every Sunday from our members. Call (812) 299-1898. This Spring into Summer Fest is dedicated to Gene Gilbreath, the founder of the fest, and emeritus pastor at the United Methodist Temple.

Our schedule for the week: Mondays - Celebrate Recovery 12-2:15 p.m.;  Tuesdays -7 p.m. Bible study Wasabi Gospel: The Startling Message of Jesus by Shawn Wood. This study will treat Matthew 5.7; Matthew 18:30-35; John 20:22-23; Romans 12.18; Luke 6:27-28; Luke 7.28-38; Luke 7:40-50; Matthew 5: 43-48; Mark 10:21-22; Mark 10:24-25; Mark 9.42; Matthew 18.3-4; Mark 9.37; Luke 9.62; Tuesday and Thursday  Zumba 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 6 p.m. Weight Watchers 7:30 Holy Yoga; Thursday 10 a.m. Piecemakers Friday 10: Holy Yoga; Sunday: 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m.

We are in the process of hiring two part time workers: Nursery Team Leader for 4 hours a week; Youth Team Leader 5-10 hours a week. Resumes will be accepted at our office. Our website is You may reach Margaret Fulsom at (812) 299-1898. Rev. Steve Cain, pastor team leader, is reachable at  

Central Christian-Disciples

of Christ

Today the women and girls of Central Christian are invited to St. Mark Church of Christ for this year’s Every Daughter Brunch. The brunch begins at 9:30 a.m.

Our Sunday worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m. We will continue our celebration of the Easter season as we also observe Mother’s Day. Nursery Care is provided during the service. After worship we will gather for a fellowship time with donuts and drinks.

Sunday School for adults will begin at 11 a.m. Our Cornerstone Class is beginning a new DVD series and discussion on the Old Testament. There is no Sunday School for youth or children as they are encouraged to spend time with their mothers, grandmothers, and other special women in their lives. An adult Bible study is Monday mornings at 9 a.m. with Rev. Zelensky. This group meets at the church.

We continue to sell Fair Trade coffee, tea, and chocolate bars. Church members and friends are encouraged to walk and/or give donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk on May 20.

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

L.G.Wise Ministries

L.G.Wise Ministries is currently holding services every Sunday afternoon at Quality Inn 555 S. 3rd St. (Former Boston Connection) Services are at 1 to 4 p.m. Come worship with us and see Gods power set the captives free. For more info. contact (513) 417-1371 L.G.Wise or Pastor Bornie C.McCargo (812) 841-4901.

Grace Community

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 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 Drive in Terre Haute. It is just west of DeBaun’s 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. 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.


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    March 12, 2010