News From Terre Haute, Indiana

August 3, 2013

CHURCH BRIEFS: Aug. 3, 2013


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Unity Presbyterian

 Worship service, at 1207 E. Springhill Drive, is at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. On the first Sunday of each month we celebrate the Lord’s supper. The congregation invites you to hear our guest preacher, the Rev. Dr. David Rosen. The sermon will be ”Can Just Any Fool Tell a Parable?” based on Psalm 107:1-9 and 43; Ecclesiastes 1:1-2, 1:12-14 and 2:18-23 and Luke 12:13-21.

Childcare is available throughout the morning. Join us for fellowship following the service.

Unity Presbyterian Church is a small church with a huge heart. Our youth group meets once a month; 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday is their next meeting. Unity supports local, national and international missions.

Amie Ellison, our choir director. Andrea Marlow, organist. For the month of August, Unity will pray for Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico. We pray this week for First Presbyterian Church, Seymour, and blessings to the staff and volunteers for Area 7 for the Aging and Disabled.

We also have an outdoor sanctuary you may visit for quiet reflection at any time. All are welcome. Church office 812-299-2206; Facebook: Unity Presbyterian Church, Terre Haute, Ind.; blog: unitypresbyterian; email:

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation

We are located at 1875 S. Fruitridge Ave. in Terre Haute. The Sunday service begins at 10:30 a.m. This week’s speaker is Andrea Molina. Her topic is “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” What if we looked at the Bible with rainbow glasses? Can affirmation of the LBGTQ community be found? Is Unitarian Universalism the pot of gold on the other side?

Andrea Molina has been a member of this congregation for more than 10 years and currently serves as the Lifespan religious education director. She lives with her husband, two children and several feathered and furry companions.

The rationalist free-thinkers meet at 9:15 a.m.

We welcome everyone to the UU congregation. We have access for the disabled and can provide large-print programs and hearing-assistance devices if needed. We can be reached at 812-232-1193 or

Lost Creek Baptist

Pastor Terrell Jones and the congregation of the church will have its 92nd homecoming service at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be assistant pastor Thomas Wood of Shiloh Baptist Church. He was pastor at Lost Creek in 1997-98. We look forward to having Pastor Wood, the Shiloh congregation and their choir for this homecoming service. We extend a cordial invitation to all to come and be blessed.

You may contact Pastor Jones at 812-877-1306 for transportation, prayer requests, memories of homecomings or information. He welcomes you and is concerned about your spiritual well-being.

Prairie Park Baptist

The church, 7140 S. Indiana 63, on the corner of Trueblood in Terre Haute, will be having the “Colossal Coaster Event” vacation Bible school 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. There are classes for preschool through high school and adults. The Friday class will be 6 to 7 p.m., followed by family night and then a block party. Food and drinks will be provided. For more information, call the church office at 812-299-9483 or 812-243-7056.

St. Benedict Church

Father Ed Goldbach, pastor, and the parish community invite you to join us for Mass 5:30 p.m. today, and 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sunday. Mass is celebrated at 12:05 p.m. each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. We welcome newly-ordained Friar Matthew Malek to the Terre Haute community. The church is at 111 S. Ninth St.

The Secular Franciscans of Terre Haute and Friends will serve a free pancake and sausage breakfast for the poor and homeless from 9 to 11 a.m. on Aug. 31, in the St. Benedict’s Soup Kitchen.

St. Joseph University Parish

Friar Mark Weaver, pastor, and the St. Joseph University parish, 113 S. Fifth St. invite you to celebrate Mass with us this weekend. Mass is 5 p.m. Saturday. Sunday Masses are on summer schedule of 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weekday Mass is 5:15 p.m. Join us every Thursday for eucharistic adoration, 6 to 8 p.m. For more information about our services or programs please call the parish office at 812-232-7011.

The parish campus ministry seeks to build Christian community and enhance the personal and spiritual growth among college students. We welcome students from ISU, Rose-Hulman, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and Ivy Tech. College students, are you home for the summer and bored? There is a group of college students meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the Campus Ministry Lounge for faith, fun and fellowship. For information contact Preston at campusmin@

St. Margaret Mary

Fr. Rick Ginther, pastor, and the parish community invite you to join us for weekend Mass 4 p.m. Saturday or 11 a.m. Sunday. Misa en Espanol a las dos todos los Domingos. (Spanish Mass each Sunday at 2 p.m). Please check the weekly bulletin for weekday Mass times. Our bulletin is available online at www.smm- We are located at 2405 S. Seventh St. For more information about our parish or any of our programs, please visit us online or call the parish office at 812-232-3512.

Save the date of Aug. 11, for our Parish Picnic, at 1 p.m. in Deming Park following 11 a.m. Mass.

Aug. 30, 31 and Sept. 1 are the dates for our annual garage sale. All parishioners who are able are asked to volunteer now with pricing and preparations for this big fundraising effort for our parish. All hands on deck to set up this huge event.

St. Mary’s Village Church

Sr. Joan Slobig, SP, parish life coordinator, and the parish community of St. Mary’s Village Church invite you to join us for liturgy at 9 a.m. Sunday. For information or to register call the office at 812-535-1261.

St. Patrick Church

Fr. Rick Ginther, pastor, and St. Patrick parish community, 1807 Poplar St., invite you to weekend liturgy at 6 p.m. Saturday or 9 a.m. Sunday. You are also welcome to join us for weekday Mass at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Every weekday we have a communion service at 7:15 a.m. For information about any of our programs call the parish office 812-232-8518.

Spending time in meditation, prayer and adoration in the presence of the blessed sacrament is an excellent opportunity to experience grace in our lives. Located west of the Rectory behind the Catholic Charities and Deanery Pastoral Center offices, the Perpetual Adoration Chapel is visited by parishioners and members of other local Catholic communities.

Through this practice, we are invited to spend time alone with God and to bring to Jesus all our cares, concerns, prayers, hopes and thoughts. We set aside a special time, a respite from our hectic modern lives, to create a personal space in which to meet our God. By doing so, we grow more in tune with God. We put ourselves in position to talk to him, and also to listen. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You are most welcome to participate in this opportunity for silent meditation, prayer and adoration.

The St. Patrick soup kitchen serves lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each weekday. We especially thank all those who volunteer their time and labor in the soup kitchen and our many donors. Thank you for your donations. Needs this week are kitchen dish towels, frosting and canned milk.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

 The church parishioners welcome you to celebrate Mass 6:30 p.m. today and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Weekday Mass is 10:45 a.m. Thursday. We are at 2322 N. 13th St. For more information about our parish or programs, call the office at 812-466-1231.

The 13th annual Youth Ministry Golf Scramble is Aug. 23, at Idle Creek Golf Course. Plan on coming out for a fun day of golfing and support our high school youth; $60/person, $240/team. Includes golf, cart and lunch. Check-in/lunch is at 11 a.m. Shotgun start is at noon. Forms:, Warren Artz at 812-208-4003 or Janet Roth at

Annunciation, Brazil

The church parishioners, at 19 N. Alabama in Brazil, invite you to Mass at 4:30 p.m. Saturday or 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Weekday Masses are celebrated at 5:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, and at 9 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. At 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, a Latin Mass will be celebrated. Annunciation parish has begun a food pantry garden, located in the empty lot across from the rectory on Alabama Street. Please contact Annette at the parish office for information about our food pantry garden. For information about any of our parish programs or services please call the office at 812-448-1901.

Join Fr. John Hollowell on WHOJ-FM 91.9 from 2 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, to hear the story of the young witnesses for the pro-life message who are walking across America from San Francisco to Washington, D.C., this summer. They will share why they are spending 12 weeks spreading this important message across the country and some of their experiences along the way.

Sacred Heart, Clinton

Fr. Michael Fritsch and the church parish of Clinton at 558 Nebeker St. invite you to celebrate Mass at 5:30 p.m. Saturday or 9 a.m. Sunday. Weekday Masses are 5:30 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 a.m. Friday

St. Joseph, Rockville

Fr. Michael Fritsch and the church parish invite you to celebrate Mass with this weekend at 11:15 a.m. Sunday. We are located, 217 E. Ohio St., in Rockville. Weekday Masses are celebrated 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Deanery Pastoral Center

Come out and enjoy the John Paul II High School Crusaders’ Summer Carnival. We are gearing up for two fun days of music, food and carnival games from noon to midnight Aug. 9 and 10. If you or a group would like to spend some time helping and supporting the school, we could really use you. We need helpers for setup and cleanup, games, food, etc. We also need business sponsors for our event. For more information visit us at www.john

White Violet Center,

St. Mary-of-the-Woods

Delve into ecological spirituality today 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice at St. Mary-of-the-Woods. Prepare to be disturbed, inspired and moved to action. Explore critical concerns and discover opportunities for environmental sustainability and a spiritually-fulfilling, socially-just presence on Earth. Cost for the symposium is $35.

New Life Fellowship

New Life Fellowship will be hosting Royal Tailor in concert 7 p.m. Aug. 16. Doors open 6 p.m. Get your tickets or more information at 812-877-9348. While you are here, let us invite you to worship with us this Sunday. Sunday school and morning worship are 10 a.m. and evening worship is at 6. On Wednesday evening we have an array of activities to fit the needs of all ages. Kidz Church worship is 6:30 in our interactive and dynamic live worship center, while the adult Bible study meets in the fellowship hall. Elevate Youth (ages 12 through high school) as well as College and Career (ages 19 through 25) meet 6:30, north campus. Home fellowship groups meet in homes throughout the area: Call 812-877-9348 to find a group near you. Come check us out at 7849 Wabash Ave. (East Glenn) or

Christ United Methodist Church, West Terre Haute

The church, at 221 South Sixth St., invites the community to “Worthy of Praise,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6. This presentation depicts the lives and songs of people who have faced great adversity and overcome. The background of “It is Well with My Soul” and “To God Be the Glory,” as well as other stories, are presented with all the intensity and emotion that faced these songwriters. Then their songs are sung by an exceptionally talented group of actors, making it sound as if there were a huge choir.

 The actors range in age from 14 to 25 and are trained at the Academy of Arts Ministries in Taylors, S.C. All are invited. The presentation would be an excellent time to bring the youth group of any church, as it shows that the obstacles we face in life are not nearly as huge as we tend to think, and that through Jesus Christ we can be overcomers. The presentation is free, but a freewill offering will be taken.

Oregon Baptist Church

Our sermon Aug. 4 will be “Why Love Never Gives Up,” based on I Corinthians 13:7. Oregon Baptist Church is an American Baptist church, 11200 S. Carlisle St., in Terre Haute, with Pastor Fred Harrison. The phone number is 812-299-2112.

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

Sunday school starts 9:30 a.m each Sunday. The Rev. Fred Harrison leads us in morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening service is at 6 p.m. Adult Bible study is at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Youth groups have ended for the summer and will resume in August.

Shelburn First Baptist

You are cordially invited to the church Sunday for worship service. Interim Pastor the Rev. Ron Riggs will continue his series on 1 Peter, from chapter 1:22 to 2:10, “What Does the Photographer See in You?” The service is highlighted with a baptismal service for Caleb Richey and the Lord’s supper. Sunday school at 9 a.m. followed by worship 10 a.m. During worship we have Route 56 and 252 for Kids. That evening at 6 p.m., we have the adult Bible study, with a new study on 1 John. Under the direction of Samantha and Dusty Tryon, the youth meet at the same time. A community dinner is offered at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Youth meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday for group. We are an American Baptist congregation and meet at the corner of Mill Street and U.S. 41. We can be reached at 812-397-5595 and online at

Rosedale Baptist Church

The church is located at Depot and Middle street, in Rosedale, is led by Pastor Randy McPike. Sunday worship service is 9:30, Sunday school 10:30 a.m., sunday evening service is at 7, and 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 a.m. there will be music and a skit for the kids, followed by lunch and a lesson. There will be something new and different every month. Call 765-548-2857 for church information.

Central Presbyterian

The church, located at 125 N. Seventh St., will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Lant Davis’ sermon, “Dying with the Most Toys,” will be based on Luke 12:13-21, in which Jesus teaches that life is not found in an abundance of possessions. The Lord’s Supper will be served. After worship, there will be a time for fellowship and refreshment downstairs in fellowship hall. Sunday school for all ages and at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. For details, call the church office at 812-232-5049 or visit us online at

Centenary United Methodist

The congregation of Centenary, located at 301 N. Seventh St., in Terre Haute’s Arts Corridor and adjacent to Indiana State University, welcomes you to our beautiful 147-year-old church. We invite you to worship with us at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s message, “On the Tuning of the Heart,” and listen to Angela Scherer’s piano mastery and Dr. Bob Cowden, chair and professor emeritus of the ISU music department, lead us in a “Hymn Sing” as special praise to God. Please join us.

Fellowship in the church library will follow the worship service, 10:30 to 10:45 a.m. Sunday school classes are offered to all age groups and nursery care is provided. At 10:45 a.m. in the Friendship class (adult Bible study), Tom Barnet will teach and lead discussion on the Festival of Booths (Nehemiah 8:13-18). At the same time in the Cross and Flame Room, the Lamplighters discussion group continues their study on “Guerrilla Lovers” (revolutionary compassion).

The Parent Trap, a class for parents with young children, meets in the Thirza Bunce Room from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. The class, led by Leah Allman and Michel Starkey, is reading and discussing the book, “Sticky Faith,” by Kara E. Powell.

Sunday school classes for children under the age of 3 years and up through the age of 18 years include: Nursery and Toddlers with A. J. Nicoson; Beginners (ages 3 to 5 years) taught by Jessica Kendall; Kindergarten (K-5 years) taught by Gwen Dugger; and Youth Class (grades 8-12) taught by Gail Hayes and Nancy Rogers. This Sunday the theme is “David and Jonathan.”

The 7th Cents Youth Group, a combined Central Presbyterian Church and Centenary U. M. Church group of students from middle school and high school classes, meets 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Sundays. Interested students are welcome to become members of this group. Contact Tiffany Grossman at the church office for more information, the summer schedule and youth group events in August.

Upcoming event: Young adults, ages 18-30, are invited to join the pastor, Jimmy Moore, for a time of fellowship, study and reflection. The class will be from 10:40 to 11:30 a.m. in Disciple Room, downstairs on the east side of the church. Class begins on Aug. 11.

 For years the Friendship class has collected non-perishable grocery items and paper products for the 14th and Chestnut food pantry. The class now invites all who attend Centenary to contribute to the ministry. A box for donations has been placed in the church library near the elevator.

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, from 11 a.m. to noon Thursdays.

If you are interested in any of the activities listed above, or in our very active women’s ministries, please contact the church office at 812-232-2319.

Peniel United Methodist

The church is located at Kennedy Crossing Road in Brazil.

Just a few days until school starts. Peniel Church members and our local VFW and VFW Auxillary are blessing many local children with school supplies. Our thanks to the VFW for all the good work they do.

Communion will be served this Sunday to all who wish to partake. Our choir will have its practice at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The scripture for this Sunday is from Hosea 11:1-11. Pastor Pippin’s message is “High Fidelity.”

Donations to the food pantry have increased dramatically since they have started being collected by the children during worship service. Thank you to everyone.

Our Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by church services at 10:45.

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

Rio Grande Baptist

Please join us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. Youth group meets at 6:30 each Sunday evening. Prayer meeting is 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The church is located at 4411 E. Rio Grande Ave., at the corner of Erickson Street and Rio Grande Ave.


United Methodist Church

Pastor Jack Diel and Seelyville UMC family invite you to join us at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, for morning worship, followed by a time of fellowship hosted by Patty Jones. Sunday school classes at 10:45 a.m. and nursery care is provided. Kids’ Hour continues from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster.

Our speaker this Sunday is Jo Phillips, our delegate to the 2013 Annual Conference. She will report on the Conference sessions with the theme, “Be a World Changer.” This year’s session of the Indiana Annual Conference invited participants to focus particularly on how we, as Christians, are transformed by Christ to be world changers. The reading for Sunday is Romans 12:1-2, with Carolyn Pickel serving as liturgist.

Cathleen Flynn will present a vocal/guitar solo “Set the World on Fire.” Organist Mary Jensen will accompany the hymns “The Church’s One Foundation,” “Kum Ba Yah” and “Are Ye Able.”

The prayer and Bible study group reconvenes for late summer/fall fellowship at 10 a.m. Tuesday, and Beginning Yoga continues at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, with instructor Trudy Newton.

Plan now to attend the Jonah Fish Fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Carry-out meals are also available. Let SUMC do your weekend cooking. We hope to see you there.

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

First Baptist Church

We invite you to join us for worship at 9:30 a.m. this Sunday. The first Sunday of each month is observed as Communion Sunday, and we also have several new members who will receive the right hand of fellowship as they are welcomed into church membership.

Pastor Bernie Jackson’s sermon topic will be “Responding to Others’ Pain,” with scripture text from Luke 10:25-37, which is the parable of the Good Samaritan. Special music will be provided by vocal soloist Deanna Minnich and trumpet soloist Michael Keathley. A children’s story is included as a part of our worship every Sunday, and afterward children in grades K-3 are dismissed to children’s church.

Sunday school is 10:45 a.m. and classes for everyone, including nine adult class options. The First Link Hospitality Room is open before and after the worship service, providing a place where members and guests can enjoy freshly brewed Rex coffee, light refreshments and conversation. Preschool Sunday school and extended care are available throughout the morning.

Our Wednesday programming will resume on Aug. 21, and will include a church dinner at 5:45 p.m., followed by Bible study, choir rehearsal and activities for youth and children.

Other upcoming events include Sunday School Promotion Day on Aug. 18, as well as an evening ice cream social on the same day. Our youth group members will share about their week spent at Quest, a national youth camp in Green Lake, Wis. Our small group ministry will resume in August, and we are looking forward to our second Community Fellowship Day on Sept. 8.

First Baptist Church is an American Baptist congregation. 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Our ministry staff includes Bernie Jackson, senior pastor; Steve Newman, associate pastor for music and worship; John Campbell, associate pastor for youth and discipleship; Jill Kirchoff, children’s minister and Gina Dorsett, director of the First Friends Preschool. Further information is available on our website at

Northside Wesleyan Church

Pastor Eddie Hayes and the church at 2439 N. 14th St. in Terre Haute invite you to worship God with us, where you will be treated like family. Sunday school starts at 9:30 am. and worship service is at 10:30. Sunday evening service is at 6 p.m. The Rev. Neva McFarland will conduct a Bible study at the 6:30 p.m. Wednesday service, and will also lead this Sunday’s services, as Pastor Hayes will be working at camp.

Pastor Hayes is considering Bringing D & M Events, with their Pedal-Powered Tractors, to our church this fall for a festival. Both adults and children of all ages will love this exciting event, and anyone, including seniors, can compete. There will be more information at a later date.

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

Please note that our south campus is temporarily holding worship services in the fellowship center. The entrance to the fellowship/worship center is on the west side of the building, but the front entrance is open for your convenience, as well. Please note that the front entrance is locked approximately 10 minutes after the each service begins, but the worship center will remain open during the entire service. We always welcome those who are running late.

Our current sermon series is “Making the Most of Our Lives.” Our sermon topic on Sunday is “Being Good Stewards.”

If you want to grow in Christ and in your Christian faith, we invite you to try one of our small groups or 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 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 six through seniors, meets 9:50-10:40 a.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sundays, and also 6-8 p.m. on Wednesdays. X-Treme Tweenz, a group for all fifth graders, meets bi-monthly, 4-6 p.m. on Sundays from October to May, beginning Oct. 7.

Boost, our fall Wednesday midweek gathering, starts with dinner at 5:15 p.m. in the fellowship center, followed by classes for all ages at 6:30 p.m. Our 2013 session begins Sept. 4.

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

North Campus Activities

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 at 10 a.m. to help spread Christ’s message to our shut-ins and newcomers.

Upcoming Concerts (to be at the South Campus)

Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. Miss Florence Eden Morris (playing solos on the violin, guitar, viola, piano and mandolin); Oct. 3 at 7p.m. Open Heart Quartet; and Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. The Pfeifers,

For more information, you can call our South Campus at 812-232-4808 or North Campus 812-232-2478.

You can also visit our new website at, friend us on Facebook (Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church) and/or follow us on Twitter @Mt_Pleasant


United Methodist Temple

The congregation of United Methodist Temple welcomes all to join us this coming Sunday for Holy Communion. We are located at 5301 U.S. 41 S. At two services, one more traditional at 8:45 a.m., and one more praise band-oriented at 11 a.m., we will be using the Great Thanksgiving and celebrating the holy supper instituted by our Lord Jesus Christ. Believing in only two sacraments, holy communion and baptism, as they were celebrated and practiced by Jesus Christ, we take these moments very seriously. We have Sunday school for all ages at 10 am, and a well staffed nursery for children. Our kids own worship is available every Sunday, and we have children’s messages in each service. Our music is led by Doug Sperry on organ and piano, and Jill Kuckewich as music director. We love to sing and glorify God together.

The Rev. Steve Cain will be bringing the first part of a series on Biblical peacemaking in a sermon entitled “The Slippery Slope of Conflict.” Scriptures informing this sermon will be Matthew 7:3-5 and James 4:1-3. Those who are interested in a four-session course in Biblical peacemaking are invited to call the office 299-1898 and register to be in a class following the sermon content during this month of August.

Our Weekly Schedule:

Monday: 10:30 a.m. Holy Yoga; noon to 2:15 p.m. Celebrate Recovery

Tuesday: 5:30 p.m. WM Men’s Group; 6 p.m. Zumba; 7 p.m. Bible Study of Acts

Wednesday:10 a.m. Bible Study on James-Beth Moore; 10:30 a.m. Holy Yoga;  6 p.m. Weight Watchers; 6 p.m. Boy Scouts Troop 8

Thursday: 10 a.m. piecemakers; 6 p.m. Zumba

Friday: 10:30 a.m. Holy Yoga

Staff can be reached through our main office and secretary/ volunteer coordinator Margaret Fulsom at 812-299-1898. Our facebook page is United Methodist Temple/Terre Haute, and our website is Pastor Steve Cain can be reached through the same number or by email at or by phone at 812-870-5749. God has a message for you every day and loves you just as you are. Remember that worship is God enjoying us enjoying God.

Trinity Lutheran Church

Please come and join us at 10 a.m. worship service each Sunday morning at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2620 Ohio Blvd. Holy communion is offered and shared during our worship service.

Come and join our summer adult class: The Social World of Luke-Acts taught each Sunday at 9 a.m. by Dr. Patricia McIntyre. Each week, led by Dr. McIntyre, we will look at some event either in Luke or Acts and explore what it tells us about the first Christians. Together we will investigate and determine the answers to questions such as: How did they live? How did they judge things like right from wrong, good from bad, true from false? What was life like in their world? Come and join Dr. McIntyre’s exploration into the Social World of Luke-Acts.

Our Outreach Committee is also collecting “Back to School” supplies and will be delivering them to children in need at Franklin Elementary and Sarah Scott Middle Schools. Many different items can be donated to help these children, such as No. 2 pencils, sprial notebooks, pocket folders, Elmer’s Glue (white, 8 oz bottle size), Dry-Erase markers, boxes of tissues, primary ruled paper, college ruled paper, etc. Donated items may be placed in the box marked “Back to School Supplies” in the Narthex area of the church. Items will be collected through Sept. 1.

Also, coming up Aug. 25, the children in our congregation will be collecting Pennies for their Penny Power ministry during the service to help feed hungry children and people around the world through the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) World Hunger Organization.

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

First Congregational

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio, invites you to join us Sunday as we continue our study of the book of Acts. Like the guy who plays the cymbals, bringing the big crash to the last strains of the great symphony, Ananias had a small, but critical part to play in the conversion of Paul and the birth and growth of the Christian movement. We never hear about Ananias of Damascus again, but his role in exploding the Church into the known world was very important. It makes us wonder, what small act are we called to do that just might make a difference in the world? Join us as we see how crucial Ananias was in setting Paul on his course of sharing the Gospel message.

Services are at 8:30 (meditative) and 10:30 (traditional). There is a children’s service during the 10:30 gathering and Sunday School downstairs. Friends are invited to help us fill the food barrel donations for the area Food Bank. Bring your non-perishable, non-breakable container food items.

This Sunday we will also be breaking the bread of communion, linking our spiritual life to our forefathers and mothers who worked so hard to birth the church.

First Congregational Church is a member of the National and Midwest Associations of Congregational Christian Churches. You can find us online at or on Facebook.

Grace Community

Dr. Keith Gaddis is speaking this week. Gaddis is a man after God’s heart. He is a long time resident of Terre Haute, known and loved by many. He clearly communicates God’s desire for our lives today.

We invite you to celebrate faith in God with us. Worship at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. Each Sunday, Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. for people of all ages.

Our worship is a contemporary/traditional mix and led by top notch musicians whose love for God and people are expressed in clear and comfortable ways.

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. If you feel drawn to God in any way, Grace is a good place to be. If you need a prayer, use

We meet in the Gospel Assembly Church 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.

For more information visit or call 217-251-4507.