News From Terre Haute, Indiana


May 26, 2012

Church briefs: May 26, 2012

Oregon Baptist

Mark your calendars for VBS. Oregon will be having VBS June 10-14. Theme is Adventures on Promise Island. Kick-off/registration is June 10 from 6-6:30 p.m. with activities following until 8:30 p.m. June 11-14 we will begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. For more information call the church at (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 at 7 p.m. Adult Bible Study meets during the school year on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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

Maple Avenue United Methodist

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 15:26-27; 16:4b-15 which will include a message titled “Our Spirit Guide.” This week’s theme reminds us that the Holy Spirit is God’s gift to guide us through life. 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 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: 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 Maple Avenue 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 the Rev. Michael Stichweh will present Christian Education. Adult Christian Education is from 9:15-9:45 a.m. in the parish hall.

Stichweh 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.

Stichweh, who served most of his ministry as a parish priest and headmaster in New York City, retired to downtown Indianapolis in 2005 after “semi-retirement” in Florida. He had moved to Winter Park, Fla., in 1995 and became part-time priest-in-charge at St. Matthias Church in Clermont, Fla. The church increased in size and a larger building was needed, as was a full-time priest. Stichweh then fully retired and moved to downtown Indianapolis.

St. George’s Episcopal Church, “the friendly little church on the hill,” is 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 visit

Rio Grande Baptist

Please join Pastor Matt Larimer and the congregation of Rio Grande Baptist Church for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday. We come together for worship with traditional hymns along with contemporary praise and worship music led by our praise team.

Wednesday evening we offer Bible study at 7 p.m., led by Pastor Matt in a casual atmosphere. Coffee is provided. If you are interested in learning more about how God speaks through His Word, please join us this Wednesday evening. Questions are welcome and discussion is encouraged.

Rio Grande is a family oriented church, striving to serve God and having fun while doing so. We wish to serve our community, encourage one another and reach out to the unsaved world.

We would also like to thank everyone who attended the 2012 Mutt Strut this year. Over $700 (and still counting) was raised to support The T.H. Humane Society and Harmony Haven. Thank you!

For more information, visit or contact the pastor at

Memorial United Methodist

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 Sunday for one of the following services. Rev. Scott’s sermon with be “Every Time I Feel the Spirit.” A hymn in our hymnal says that “every time I feel the spirit … I will pray.” Pray for guidance. Pray for the thing or person or situation that moved the spirit in me. Pray for where the spirit leads me. What do you do “every time you feel the spirit”? Scripture: Acts 2:1-21 and Romans 8:22-27

At 8:45 a.m. 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 Sewing Stitches Circle meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m.-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 (812) 877-9950.

For more information, call (812) 234-0776, fax (812) 235-3574 or visit at www.umcme

Unity Presbyterian

Sunday worship is at 1207 E. Springhill Drive at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. Our Pastor is Linda Peters. Sunday is Day of Pentecost, members and friends are encouraged to wear red and bring a friend. Guest speaker, Dr. Roland Kohr, his sermon title: “Put Your Red On,” based on Joel 2:26-28 and Acts 20:13-16.” Adult Bible Study, 9:30 a.m. Children’s Sunday School following A Moment with the Children. Fellowship follows the worship service.

Amie Ellison is our choir director, Andrea Marlow is our organist. For the month of May, we are praying for Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary, Atlanta, Ga. This week, we are praying for the Commissioners to POV Assembly. Presbytery Assembly will be June 2. We, also, pray for the community and Mount Lebanon Presbyterian churches as they minister to all those who have suffered loss in Henryville. In our own community, we pray for Lost Creek Elementary School. Join us for a Praise Service each Thursday 6 p.m., with dinner following the service. Church office (812) 299-2206.

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

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 at 111 S. 9th St. All are welcome to join us. For further information, call the parish office at (812) 232-8421.

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!” 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. Benedict parish will hold 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. to midnight. Mark your calendar and invite all your family and friends for a weekend of fun. There is something for everyone of all ages so come join us.

St. Joseph University Parish

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

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!” 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 www.groupvbspro.


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 (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. Our parish also celebrates a Spanish Mass each Sunday at 2 p.m. We are 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!” VBS will be from 9 am to noon each day at St. Patrick School. For information on VBS contact Anne Beckley, (812) 232-3512 or register online at www.groupvbsp

St. Margaret Mary parish invites you to join our Monday night study group for a study of “Catholicism” by Rev. Robert Barron STD. Study is from 7-9 p.m. This program explains not only what Catholics believe and why, but also displays in breathtaking, visual detail the Church’s global culture. During each lesson, you will be invited to listen to a presentation of the Church’s essential teaching and to travel with Fr. Barron around the globe to see the Faith in the depths of its beliefs and practices. For information about our parish or our programs contact the parish office: (812) 232-3512.

St. Mary-of -the-Woods Village

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

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

St. Mary-of-the-Woods Village Church parishioners invite you to become part of our 175th anniversary celebration by purchasing a commemorative brick for our church grounds. Custom printed brick, available for $35 or $65 could recognize your family, club, organization, business or honor the memory of someone special. The deadline for ordering bricks is June 30. For further information or to order bricks contact Flo Callahan at (812) 535-3044 or email

St. Patrick

The community of St. Patrick parish, 1807 Poplar St., invites you to join us for weekend liturgy on Saturday at 6 p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m. Weekday Mass is celebrated at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. For information about our services or programs please call the parish office at (812) 232-8518.

Parents and children save the dates of June 25-29 for Vacation Bible School. The theme this year will be “Sky — Everything is Possible with God!” VBS will be from 9 am to noon each day at St. Patrick School. For information on VBS contact Anne Beckley, (812) 232-3512 or register online at www.groupvbspro.


Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sacred Heart of Jesus parish invites you to join us for Mass on Saturday at 5 p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m. For further information about our services or programs contact the parish office at (812) 466-1231.

Deanery Pastoral Center

Deanery Memorial Day Mass is being offered in Calvary Cemetery on Monday, May 28 at 11 a.m. with Fr. Rick Ginther presiding.

Trinity Lutheran

Please come and join us for Worship at 10 a.m. each Sunday morning at Trinity Lutheran Church at 2620 Ohio Blvd., here in Terre Haute. Sunday School for all ages is also offered each Sunday morning at 9 a.m.

Coming up on Sunday, we will be celebrating Confirmation Recognition Sunday during our Worship Service. Also on Sunday the children in our congregation will be collecting Pennies for their Penny Power ministry during the service to help feed hungry children and others around the world through the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) World Hunger Organization.

Trinity Lutheran Church is also currently involved in praying for and raising funds to help people who are in need due to the recent severe spring storms in the Midwest and south, including southern Indiana and northern Kentucky that were devastated by tornadoes. If you would like to help please know that gifts to ELCA Disaster Response will be used entirely to help provide immediate and effective support to these communities in need. Gifts may be contributed online at or via the website. Gifts may also be contributed by calling 1-800-638-3522, or by mail to ELCA Disaster Response, 39330 Treasury Center, Chicago, IL 60694-9300. Write “U.S. Severe Spring Storms” on your check’s memo line.

For more information, call (812) 232-7628.

Terre Haute Reformed


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: Being a Laborer in God’s Vineyard.” 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.

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 Rev. Phyllis Peters’ (CUMC Education Director) Memorial Day Weekend sermon, and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and a special music event organized by Choir 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), Brian Royer will teach and lead discussion on “The Way, the Truth, and the Life” (John 14: 1-14).

The Pastor’s Class is finishing their study, “Men and Women of the Bible: Profiles.” The College Age Class will be on summer hiatus until the Fall Semester.

Planning Note: You are invited to attend a combined Centenary U.M. and Central Presbyterian Church Vacation Bible School. It begins June 24, and continues through June 28, from 6:15-8:15 p.m. The students will be exploring Babylon, and the adults will be involved in a program directed by Bill Dando on the Israelites’ imprisonment in Babylon.

On May 31, the Youth Group from Centenary and Central Presbyterian will celebrate the end of the school year with a Bowling Party at the “Vigo Bowl” from 6-8 p.m. Call the Church Office for more information.

Graduates of local high schools, colleges, and universities will be recognized and honored during the June 3 Sunday Worship Service. Please inform the church office of graduating students who were active participants or attended Centenary. We do not want to miss anyone, and we want to wish them success in their future endeavors.

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 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.

 First Unitarian Universalist Congregation

1875 Fruitridge Ave., Terre Haute.

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

Sunday there will be no service at the church. We will hold our annual Memorial Day Picnic at Deming park in the Ute Shelter. Come join us and bring a dish to share.

Sunday at 9:15 a.m. Our Adult Education Group, The Rationalist Free Thinkers Discussion Group, led by Dr. Ed Warner will not meet this Sunday due to the annual picnic.

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

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

Peniel United Methodist

Kennedy Crossing Rd., Brazil.

End of May approaching already. The time flies by so quickly and we are thankful for each and every day. If you are looking for a church home with a family atmosphere, join us. Sunday School begins at 9:45 and Church Services at 10:45.

The Bible Study/Prayer Group will meet for the last time this summer on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Plans for the “Men’s Banquet” are well under way. It will be June 2 at 6 p.m.

The scripture this Sunday is from Acts 2: 1-21.

Pastor Pippin’s Message for Worship Service is “Where’s the Fire”?

The Children’s Moment, which the adults enjoy as much as the children, is “This is My Commandment”!

Boxed meals and canned meats are needed by the Brazil Food Pantry. Items can be left in the vestibule.

For more information, call (812) 443-8489.

Central Presbyterian

Central Presbyterian Church (125 N. Seventh St.) will gather Sunday for worship at 10:30 a.m. The Day of Pentecost, which is celebrated among Christians as the “birthday of the Church,” will provide the theme for worship. Everyone is encouraged to wear red, the liturgical color of Pentecost. Rev. Scott Paul-Bonham will be preaching, and the sacrament of baptism will be celebrated during the service. A time for conversation and fellowship follows the 10:30 worship service, downstairs in fellowship hall. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30. Nursery care is provided. On Friday the church will host, for families of the church, Parents’ Night Out/Kids’ Night In from 5:30 to 9 p.m. For more details, call the church office at (812) 232-5049 or visit

Clinton First Christian

Come and enjoy Clinton First Christian Church’s first annual “Meet & Eat.” Visit with church members, friends and neighbors and enjoy a free Community Cook-Out on Saturday, June 2 from 4-7pm. Free hot dogs, hamburgers and chips will be served. Bring your own lawn chair and relax in our new pavilion located on 7th St., between Blackman and Mulberry Streets across from the church in Clinton.

First Baptist

Our Sunday schedule includes Sunday School, with classes for all ages, at 9 a.m. and worship service at 10:15. This week we will be observing Memorial Sunday as we honor those members of our church family who have passed away during this last year. Mr. John Campbell, our youth minister, will be preaching, with sermon text from Matthew 11:1-6. Music will be presented by The Sanctuary Choir as they sing “Lord, I Stretch My Hands to You” by Jay Althouse. Special music will also be presented by trumpet soloist Michael Keathley as he plays a patriotic medley in observance of Memorial Day. A children’s story is included as a part of our worship service every Sunday, after which children in grades in K-3 are dismissed to their own age appropriate programming. Pre-School Sunday School and extended care is available throughout the morning. The First Link Hospitality Center is available from 8:45 to 10:15 a.m. to provide a place for members and guests to enjoy fresh Rex coffee, light refreshments and conversation.

Our annual Vacation Bible School will be the week of June 11-15 from 9 a.m. until noon. Classes will be available for children who have completed grades pre-K through 5th grade. Our theme this year is “Amazing Wonders Aviation — Discovering God’s Awesome Power.” Vacation Bible School classes will also be provided for middle and high school youth during that same week in the evening. Registration 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 10-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, ext. 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 877-2354 during the weekday mornings.

On Sunday, June 3, we will begin a new Sunday morning schedule. Our worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by Sunday School at 10:45.

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

Lewis United Methodist

Join us on Sunday, May 27th at 2 p.m. for a Memorial Day ceremony at the Stephens Cemetery in Lewis. For more information call (812) 894-3123.

Seelyville United Methodist

Pastor Jack Diel and the Seelyville UMC family invite you to worship with us on Sunday, May 27, at 10 a.m. for a very special Pentacost Sunday, We will worship together in Hawthorn Park at the Dogwood Shelter. You might want to bring lawn chairs for comfort during worship. A picnic will follow the outdoor service. Bring a dish to share and your own table service.

Scripture readings for Pentacost Sunday are Acts 2:1-21 and John 15:26-27 and 16:4-15. Liturgist is Jo Phillips and guitar accompaniment will be provided by choir director Cathleen Flynn for well-known hymns “Loving Spirit,” “Spirit of the Living God,” and “Breathe on Me, Breath of God.” Pastor Jack will preach on “The Faith of Pentecost” focusing on being able to open ourselves to the working of the Holy Spirit through our lives. Be sure to attend this unique service of fellowship in a natural setting.

The church is closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28 with all regular Monday activities taking a day off. The Prayer and Bible Study group, led by Donna Crowley, meets in the church library at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 29. Webelos 11 assembles in fellowship hall at 6:10 p.m. on Tuesday. Yoga Class, with instructor Trudy Newton, continues the beginning class on Wednesday, May 30 at 5:30 p.m. Bring your exercise mat and join this new activity now offered at SUMC.

Mark your calendars for Vacation Bible School scheduled June 17-22 in the evenings. Also remember to see Carolyn Pickel or Edith Tucker if you can assist with Wednesday Breakfasts at the 14th & Chestnut Community Center from June 4 through Aug. 3.

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.”

 Rosedale Baptist

The church is at Depot and Middle streets in Rosedale. For more details call Pastor Randy McPike at (765-548-2857).

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.

Hope of Israel Ministries

We encourage people of all denominations to worship with us on Shabbat and continue with their Sunday worship at their home churches as well. Become part of our Mishpochah (family). We care for and about each other. We pray for each other. When one is blessed we are all blessed. When one is down-trodden, we all come to share in that and lift the load. We see maturity in our faith. Our hearts are interwoven in Messiah Y’shua. We believe without doubt in the power of the Holy Spirit. We will not quench the Spirit in our services. We make every attempt to worship as our Messiah would have worshipped. We expect His return; we expect miracles in our lives; we know that we have the power to love as Y’shua loved, see as He sees and hear as He hears. Come join us in Prayer and Supplication.

We meet in the Wide Eyed Cafe in the basement of the Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church every Saturday (Shabbat) at 10:30 a.m. at 3050 E. Davis Drive in Terre Haute. If you have any questions, contact Mike or Vickie Brooks at (812) 898-1441. Or, visit our website at

Central Christian-

Disciples of Christ

Our Sunday worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m. We will celebrate Pentecost and the birthday of the church in a number of ways including a time of honoring our Music Ministry. During worship we will gather and dedicate our Pentecost Special Offering which is used to start, and support new congregations in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the U.S. and Canada. A special time with Rev. Zelensky will take place for the Young Church. Nursery Care is provided during the service. After worship we will gather for a fellowship time with doughnuts and drinks.

Sunday School for all ages will begin at 11 a.m. An adult Bible study is offered 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.

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

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, 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 at 10. Our north campus, at 1075 North Fruitridge Ave., offers Sunday school at 9 a.m. with the worship service following at 10. Both campuses host Holy Communion the first Sunday of the month.

May 27th’s sermon will be Running the Race, Hebrews 12:1-2, 12-17. In June, we begin our new One Word Sermon series starting with Accountability on June 3, Contentment on June 10, a special sermon What My Dad or Grandpa Did Right on June 17 and Discipleship on June 24.

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 offered 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 9:50-10:40 a.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m. and also on Wednesdays from 6-8 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 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 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 Mount 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 6:00 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 the North Campus every other Friday from 6 – 9 p.m.

The Noodle Club meets Monday 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 10a.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’ VBS securely by going to

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 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

Celebration Spiritual Center

Celebration Spiritual Center in Terre Haute serves those who wish to explore their spirituality and invite The Divine into their lives. Our Interfaith ministry is based on the principles of the celebration of Oneness through the recognition of God-given freewill and the honoring of diverse faith traditions, seeking the common ground among diverse faith traditions as a seed for oneness, love, inner peace, and peace throughout the world, and the philosophy of “in addition to” rather than “instead of.” This value is celebrated by integrating diverse faiths and philosophies “in addition to” one’s personal beliefs. We believe that interfaith ministry summons the respectful, loving, spiritual co-existence of mankind.

Celebration Spiritual Center’s interfaith services are Sundays at 10:30 a.m. - 1120 6th Ave., Terre Haute. (near North 13th St, & 6th Ave.)

Monthly Oneness Blessing (Deeksha) services are to promote healing, spiritual awareness, and bring recognition of the oneness with God and each other.

A monthly “Gathering of Healers” is in the works for all healing modalities: reiki, deeksha, light healers, and etc.. Please e-mail your interest in monthly healing meetings.

A holistic health, spiritual awareness, and psychic fair is held 3 times a year at Meadows Shopping Center.

Watch our website at for announcements, special dates, articles, photos and more.

Grace Community Church of Terre Haute

We invite you to celebrate faith in God with us. Our celebration begins at 10:30 am 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 am for people of all ages. Our Children’s Sunday School is something your children will love. Our Youth Sunday School is a great time of encouragement and learning. Our adults enjoy good fellowship, discussion and teaching. 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 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

Breden Memorial United Methodist Church

Christians are people who are called to dedicate their lives to Jesus. In today’s society, that is not a very popular calling. Modern day society does not wish to have extra burdens imposed upon them. Jesus gave a strong call to His followers to “pick up their Cross and follow after Him.”

Pastor will give the 2nd part of a two part message this Sunday. “Change Your Mind and Save Your Life.” The selected scripture is Romans 12:1-5.

Our worship service begins at 9:30. Sunday School follows at 10:50.

AA meets Tuesday at 6 p.m.

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

Breden is a warm church that opens their hearts to all people.

United Methodist Temple

United Methodist Temple is located at 5301 U.S. 41 S., just across the street from Mike’s Car Wash, and just up from the Southside Walmart. Our worship times are 8:45 am traditional exciting, and 11 a.m. blended with choruses. We are celebrating the successful conclusion of our Spring into Summer Fest. This sunday we will be also honoring our Veterans with a film clip. Join us and worship God with us! Our Welcome Cafe is ready to serve you. We have classes for all ages, and Kids Own Worship during each worship.

We are so glad to be celebrating the arrival of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. This Sunday, come as you are or wear red in some form to indicate your solidarity with the God of all love and compassion revealed in Jesus Christ. With the arrival of the Holy Spirit, scripture was fulfilled and the Spirit filled community, the Church, became the way by which God chose to implement the Kingdom. So we all have a role to play and a set of gifts given by God to manfest in order to change our lives. The sermon “Weave us Together” will emphasize the unity of the church, and how we are to be together in all things, for the Kingdom of God, so as to produce the outcome that God intends. We are still learning. Never stop.

Our schedule is as follows: Sunday Worship 8:45 and 11 a.m.

Monday Celebrate Recovery from noon to 2:15.

Tuesday Bible study 7 p.m. studying Wasabi Gospel

Tuesday and Thursdays at 6 p.m., Zumba

Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Weight Watchers 7:30 pm Holy (Christian) Yoga.

Thursdays: 10 a.m. Piecemakers

Friday: 10:30 Christian Yoga.

You may reach our offices at 870-5749. Our secretary/volunteer coordinator is Margaret Fulsom. Our choir/bells and music director is Jill Kuckewich. Our organist/pianist is Doug Sperry. Holy Yoga is led by Macy Kalb. Zumba is led by Julia Winstead. Rev. Steve Cain is available by email:

First Congregational Church

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio in Terre Haute, invites you to join us this Sunday, May 27th, as Rev. Dawn Carlson preaches her sermon “The Breath of God”. Jesus’ disciples waited, as instructed, for the One who was to come — the Comforter, the Holy Spirit. They waited patiently, with no idea what to expect. When, on the day of Pentecost, the Spirit arrived, they had no idea what was coming. Join us on Sunday as we discover the impact of the Holy Spirit on the lives of the disciples and on us.

Church services are at 8:30 (meditative) and 10:30 (traditional) each Sunday morning. Children’s Church is part of the 10:30 service and then children are invited to attend Sunday School downstairs. There is a staffed nursery during the 10:30 service.

Mark your calendars now for the 24th Annual Strawberry Fest on June 14 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. 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

LG. Wise Ministries

L.G. Wise Ministries will be holding services 1 to 4 p.m. at Quality Inn 555 S. Third St. We will be showing special clips of Prophet T.B Joshua from Lagos,Nigeria of miraculous healings and deliverance. There will be prayer for the sick offered afterwards! Come and worship with us. Service is 1 to 4 p.m. For more Info. Contact Pastor Bornie C. McCargo at (812) 841-4901 or L.G.Wise at (513) 417-1371.

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    March 12, 2010