News From Terre Haute, Indiana


May 16, 2014

Church briefs: May 17, 2014

Celestial Christian

Community Bible study at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 1219 S. 12th St. For information visit or call 812-917-4410.

First Southern Baptist

Located at 1200 E. Davis Drive. Bible study is 9:15 a.m. Sunday, with Sunday school for infants through fifth grade. Worship service at 10:30 a.m. Kid Worship for kindergarten through fourth grade is after singing. Extended session check-in for those under 4 years old is at 10:15 a.m.

Wednesday, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., we have Spark for children, Ignite youth group and Blaze adult prayer group. Pastor is the Rev. Bryce Ulrich. Call 812-235-7623 or, and visit

St. Paul Missionary Baptist

1000 S. 15th St., P.O. Box 2341. We observe the 18th pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Terry M. Clark tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. Special guests are Pastor Vionnta Traylor and Good Samaritan Baptist Church of Indianapolis. Theme is”God’s Word and God’s Man,” from 1 Timothy 4:13-16. Fellowship meal at 2 p.m. Call 812-232-7790.

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation

1875 S. Fruitridge Ave. Sunday service is 10:30 a.m. Children’s religious education is 10:50. May 18, speaker is Gerri Lynn Lambert. Program will be the UU Flower Communion. Congregation members each bring a flower to Sunday service, place it in a shared vase. Sermon usually reflects on the flowers’ symbolism. Each person brings home someone else’s flower.

Rational Free Thinkers group meets 9:15 a.m. Topic: Our Robin Hood welfare system and how all persons should work and contribute to society.

Call 812-232-1193 or find us on Facebook.

St. Benedict

111 S. Ninth St. Mass Saturday at 5:30 p.m., Sunday at 8:30 a.m. or 11 a.m., and weekdays at 12:05 p.m. Soup kitchen pancake breakfast is today, 9 to 11 a.m. Join us Sunday, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., for “Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s,” a DVD with insight, hope and understanding for caregivers. Contact church or Sue Butwin, Call us at 812-232-8421.

St. Joseph University Parish

113 S. Fifth St. Mass at 5 p.m. Saturday; Sunday at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; and weekdays at 5:15 p.m. Graduating high school seniors will be recognized at 9 a.m. Mass. Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed Wednesday at 4:45 p.m. Morning book club meets 10 a.m. Thursday. Call 812-232-7011.

St. Margaret Mary

Worship at 2405 S. Seventh St., Mass Saturday at 4 p.m. or Sunday at 11 a.m. Spanish Mass is 2 p.m. Sunday. Sacrament of reconciliation is 2:30 p.m. today. Graduating high school seniors are recognized at 11 a.m. Mass, and guests are invited for noon dinner in Legacy Room. Inquiry class for those interested in Catholic faith is Wednesday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Visit us online or call 812-232-3512.

St. Mary’s Village Church

Join us for Liturgy Sunday at 9 a.m. First Communion is celebrated. Bible study “Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues” will follow. Call 535-1261.

St. Patrick

1807 Poplar St. Liturgy is today at 6 p.m., Sunday at 9 a.m., and Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. Every weekday, Communion service is 7:15 a.m. Sacrament of reconciliation is 7 p.m. today and Sunday at 8 a.m.

Graduating high seniors will be recognized at Saturday Mass. We are supporting the Crisis Pregnancy Center baby bottle campaign. To participate, fill a bottle with your change, and return it June 15. The CPC will purchase cribs their clients earn through the Encouraging Parents Together program. Visit us online or call 812-232-8518.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

2322 N. 131⁄2 St., welcomes you to Mass Saturday at 4:30 p.m., Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and Friday at 11 a.m. High school youth will volunteer at West Virginia Nazareth Farm again this year, June 22 to 28. Send registration forms to your youth leader this week. Call 812-466-1231.

Annunciation, Brazil

19 N. Alabama, invite you to Mass Saturday at 4:30 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m., Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. Latin Mass is Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Visit us online or call 812-448-1901.

Sacred Heart, Clinton

558 Nebeker St. Mass is Saturday at 4:30 p.m., Sunday at 9 a.m., or Thursday and Friday at 12:05 p.m. Reconciliation is Saturday, 3:30 to 4 p.m. Adult Bible study is 6:30 p.m. Monday. Call 765-832-8468.

St. Joseph, Rockville

217 E. Ohio St. Mass Sunday is 11:15 a.m., Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. Sacrament of reconciliation is Tuesday, 4:30 to 5 p.m. Call 765-569-5406.

Deanery Center

The program “Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother” continues May 20 and 27, 10 to 11:30 a.m. This DVD series is a journey through the biblical narrative of Mary’s life that shows why she is an essential part of our faith. Call 812-232-8400.

301 N. Seventh St., adjacent to Indiana State University. Worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s message “Safety Features on the Flight of Faith” (Psalm 31), and listen to the chancel choir.

Fellowship in church library follows at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school classes are 10:45 p.m. Nursery care is provided. Friendship Class adult Bible study meets and discuss “Jesus’ Teaching on the Law” (Matthew 5: 17-48). Lamplighters Discussion Group meets in Disciple Room. Preschool, primary, junior and youth classes are offered. Prayer Shawl Ministry meets in Cross and Flame Room.

The 7th Cents Youth Group meets at Central Presbyterian Church Sunday, 5 to 7:30 p.m., to work on Vacation Bible School themes, activities and sets. Contact Youth Director Tiffany Grossman at 589-1647. Prayer and meditation time Thursday, 11 a.m. to noon. Call 232-2319.

Central Christian Church Disciples of Christ

Worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Communion every Sunday, for all who wish to partake. Sunday we rejoice in the blessing of the Easter season. A special time for the young church will take place. Nursery care is provided during worship. Fellowship with drinks and donuts is after worship.

Sunday school is 11 a.m. Adult class will discuss Rob Bell’s book “Love Wins.” Adult Bible study is 9 a.m. Monday. General Board meets noon Sunday for prayer, fellowship and church business. Join us at 4950 E. Wabash Ave. Call 812-877-9959 and visit

Oregon Baptist

We are an American Baptist Church, at 11200 S. Carlisle St. Call 812-299-2112. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Fred Harrison leads worship at 10:30 a.m. Youth groups will not meet this week.

St. Mark United Church of Christ

Join us Sunday at 475 S. Fruitridge Ave., across from Deming Park. Worship is 9:30 a.m. with the Rev. Teresa Higus. The message is”Where do you find Refuge?” Call church office, 812-232-8000, weekdays, 9 a.m. to noon.

Reformed Presbyterian

Join us for worship Sunday. Pastor Bill Roberts’ sermon will be “The Challenge to Live Differently.” Sunday School is 9:30 a.m., worship at 10:45 a.m. Nursery for ages 3 and under is available. Meal and fellowship follow worship.

Central Presbyterian

125 N. Seventh St. at 10:30 a.m. for Sunday worship, with Pastor Lant Davis. His sermon, “Except through Me,” based on John 14:1-14, in which Jesus tells his disciples that he is “the Way, the Truth and the Life.” Nursery care is provided. Coffee and conversation follows worship in fellowship hall. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Call 812-232-5049 or visit

Prince of Peace Missionary Baptist Church

Daughters of the Divine women’s ministry invites you to our inaugural Mother and Daughters Luncheon May 24, 2 p.m., at The Meadows Banquet and Conference Center. Tickets are on sale now for $22.50. Contact Sister Destiny McCormick, 812-841-7511. Theme will be “A Table Set for Royalty: Do You Know Your Worth?” Our keynote speaker for the occasion is Sister Emma Sullivan of Puritan Missionary Baptist Church, Indianapolis. Scripture is 1 Peter 2:9, “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”

United Methodist Temple

Join us Sunday. Pastor Kevin Drane leads worship services at 8:45 (traditional) and 11 a.m. (contemporary). Sermon is based on Exodus 15:22-27, “God provides us with everything we need to do ministry.” Scripture readings for this week are Exodus 15, “Israel’s Marching Song”; and Matthew 28, “Great Commission.” Sunday school is 10 a.m. Nursery is available.

Church activities:

Tuesday: 3 p.m., Kid’s Hope end of year party

Call us at 812-299-1898, or visit or UMT.

Unity Presbyterian

Worship service 1207 E. Springhill Drive is 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Congregation and pastor, the Rev. Jenni Walker Noyes, invite you to join us. Service includes a choral anthem written by choir member Judy Brett. Scripture will be Matthew 7:24-27 and Psalm 37. Child care is available. Fellowship and coffee follows service.

A discussion group begins May 25, 5 to 6 p.m. We will study the book “Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the Neighborhood Church is Transforming the Faith,” by Diana Butler Bass, on church tradition and transformation. We go out for dinner afterwards.

Choir rehearsal is 7 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Sunday. We also have an outdoor sanctuary you may visit for quiet reflection at any time. Call 812-299-2206, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., find us on Facebook, email and visit

Memorial United Methodist

Worship with us Sunday 2701 Poplar St. The Rev. Scott’s story will be “Sign Language.” The “storyteller” will bring a folktale about two warring kings, a Council for Peace and things lost in translation - similar to the symbolic language Biblical writers used that we have trouble understanding. Scripture: I Peter 2:2-10.

At 8:45 a.m. we have our formal traditional worship service, with hymns, a choir and multiple Scripture readings. At 9:45 a.m. Fellowship and refreshments; 10 a.m. Sunday school, with many to choose from, for all ages; 11 a.m. is casual PRAYZ! service, with PRAYZ band, film and media.

Both services contain a children’s message, Scripture readings, music, pastoral prayer and the sermon. Children may stay in the service or attend children’s church after the children’s message.

Memorial Preschool is accepting applications for the 2014/2015 school year, for 2’s, 3’s and Pre-K. Pick up an application at the preschool or church office, or call 232-9046.

Tai chi with Rebecca Graves meets Tuesday, 3 to 4 p.m. We offer tai chi for arthritis. Sewing Stitches meets Tuesday at 10 a.m. Knit Wits meets Thursday at 5 p.m. Call 812-234-0776 or visit

First Baptist

Join us for worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Morning service is traditional/blended style. Pastor Bernie Jackson’s sermon is “How Important Is Your Witness?” Musical guests will be Rose Hulman Institute of Technology Brass Ensemble.

Sunday school at 10:45 a.m., with classes for everyone, including eight adult class options. Small groups meet throughout the week. Contemporary Link Service is 6 p.m. Sunday in fellowship hall, with youth Link Praise Team. Pastor John Campbell will teach from the book of Revelation. We are an American Baptist congregation at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Visit

Mount Pleasant United Methodist

Aaron Wheaton, senior pastor, and Rick Swan, assistant pastor, and the church invite you to join us.

South campus, 3050 E. Davis Drive, offers Sunday worship at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m., Sunday school at 10 a.m. North campus, 1075 N. Fruitridge Ave., offers Sunday school at 9 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m.

Sunday’s sermon is “When Mission Becomes a Verb,” with guest speaker Andrew Wheaton of Wycliffe Bible Translators.

South campus has services in fellowship/worship center. Use front entrance until 10 minutes after each service starts, or west entrance at any time.

Try one of our small groups or Bible studies, available at both campuses. Music and arts opportunities include praise band, choir, hand bell choir and drama team.

We offer Upward soccer programs for kindergarten through eighth grade, in addition to a special needs league, at the north campus.

Revolution, for college-age students and up, meets Thursday with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Call 232-4808 for directions.

South campus activities:

Parenting Sunday school class begins a new series on June 1. “Balancing LIfe’s Demands” by Chip Ingram will help you get a handle on your life and bring your priorities under the submission of God.

Lifeline, for grades six through senior year, meets 9:50 to 10:40 a.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sundays, and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. X-Treme Tweenz, fifth-graders, meets bi-weekly, 4 to 6 p.m. Sundays.

Prayer meeting is 6 p.m. Monday in chapel. Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program from hurts, habits and hang-ups, meets 7 p.m. Friday in Wide Eye Cafe. Other groups include the women’s Lunch Bunch, Yarn Spinners, Sit & Fit, and men’s fellowship group.

North campus activities:

Care Group meets 10 a.m. Thursday to help spread Christ’s message to our shut-ins and newcomers.

Needle Nook and Hook meets Monday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Activities include sewing, crocheting, and knitting lap robes and afghans. Everyone invited regardless of skill level.

Registration is under way for Vacation Bible School 2014, “Wilderness Escape,” for both campuses.

Call 812-232-4808 (south) or 812-232-2478 (north), visit, friend us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter@Mt_PleasantUMC.

Trinity Lutheran

Join us at 10 a.m. Sunday for a worship service with Holy Communion, at 2620 Ohio Blvd. Sunday school at 9 a.m. On May 25, our children will collect pennies for their Penny Power ministry during the service, to help feed the hungry through the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America World Hunger Organization.

Continue to lift up in prayer those affected by recent tornadoes. You can also donate to the Lutheran Disaster Response. Funds designated “U.S. Tornadoes” will be used 100% to help disaster survivors in several states to clean up, rebuild and recover.

Drop donations off at our church or send them to: Lutheran Disaster Response, 39330 Treasury Center, Chicago, IL 60694-9300. Visit

Call us at 812-232-7628.

Seelyville United Methodist

We invite you to worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. A nursery is available, and fellowship and Sunday school will follow.

Kid’s Hour meets, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

Scriptures for Sunday are Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 and 1 Peter 2:2-10, with Liturgist Bob Elsey. The choir will present an anthem. This is the final Sunday for the chancel choir and those volunteering as summer soloists are encouraged to contact director Nathan Mensah.

Pastor Jack Diel’s sermon will be “Are We Willing to Be Building Material?,” reminding us that with Jesus Christ as the cornerstone, we as a community of faith become his spiritual church.

On Monday at 7 p.m., Crafty Quilters will meet in the home of Jo Phillips. Prayer and Bible study group is at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the library, followed at 6:30 p.m. by the Finance and Stewardship Committee. Beginning Yoga with Trudy Newton meets 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. On May 25, we will have “Worship in the Park” at 10 a.m., weather permitting, at Hawthorn Park in the Dogwood Shelter. An 11 a.m. pitch-in picnic will follow.

Church offices will be closed on Monday for Memorial Day.We are at the corner of U.S. 40 and Second Street. Call us at 812-877-1868 or email seelyvilleumc@

First Congregational

The church, at 630 Ohio St., invites you to join us Sunday as we continue our Eastertide celebration with the sermon “Living Stones.”

The Psalmist and Peter remind us of the Cornerstone — Jesus Christ — the foundation of the church. What builds the rest of the foundation? We will explore our role in the building and strengthening of the Kingdom of God.

Services are 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. with children’s Sunday school after the children’s sermon.

We are a member of the National and Midwest Associations of Congregational Christian Churches. Visit www.First and www.face

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