News From Terre Haute, Indiana


April 28, 2012

Church Briefs: April 28, 2012


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St. Stephen’s


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 furnature, clothes, books, housewares, toys, etc. Preliminary schedule signup are available.

Lost Creek Baptist

The church is honoring all members of its community age 90 and older on Sunday, April 29, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Guest speaker is Dexter Jordan, pastor at St. John’s Church. Refreshments will be served after the service.



Disciples of Christ

In honor of National Safe Kids Week, in cooperation with CHANCES for Youth, we will host a Car Seat Safety Clinic from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. We will offer refreshments for those who attend.

Our Sunday worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m. We will continue our celebration of the Easter season with a special pageant by the youth of the church. Nursery care is provided during the service. After worship we will gather for a fellowship time with donuts and drinks.

Sunday School for all ages will begin at 11 a.m. An adult Bible study is Monday at 9 a.m. with Rev. Zelensky. This group meets at the church.

We continue to sell Fair Trade coffee, tea, and chocolate bars.

Please join us at 4950 E. Wabash Ave. The church office or our minister, the Rev. Rebecca Zelensky, can be reached at (812) 877-9959. Our church web site is

Maple Avenue

United Methodist

The 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 10:11-18 which will include a message titled “What Makes The Shepherd Good?”. This week’s theme is Jesus is a good shepherd because he sticks with us when times are tough. Because he knows us and we know him. Jesus lays down his life for us. 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 are offering 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 & 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 www.gbgm or call (812) 232-7263.

St. George’s


This Sunday, the Rev. Larry McMahan will present Christian Education. Adult Christian Education is from 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. in the parish hall.

McMahan 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.

The Rev. Larry McMahan has been associated with parishes in Lafayette, Greencastle, Bloomington, Stone Mountain, Ga., Vero Beach Fla., New Haven, Conn., and Mobile, Ala.

The son of a Methodist minister, McMahan found his way to the Episcopal priesthood through DePauw University, where he graduated with a B.A. degree in English, and St. Andrews, Greencastle, where he was accepted as a postulant by the Rt. Rev. John P. Craine. He attended the Episcopal seminary and the Yale University Divinity School in New Haven, Conn., and was ordained a deacon in 1972 at Christ Church Cathedral in Indianapolis. He then left to begin ministering as a curate at Trinity Episcopal Church, Vero Beach, Fla., where he was ordained to the priesthood in 1973.

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, (217) 826-5439; or go to

Rio Grande Baptist

Please join us Sunday mornings for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. We worship with praise music as well as traditional hymns. There is a special children’s message led by Pastor Mat Larimer, after which time, the children attend age appropriate lessons in one of our classrooms.

This Sunday at 6:30 p.m., we will be hosting free of charge the “Rio Grande Coffee House” for all ages featuring acoustic guitar music by Steven Harrison and Michelle Bowman. Please come with us to enjoy a relaxing spring evening and a cup of coffee or two.  

On Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m., we learn to apply the Word of God to our everyday lives with Bible study led by Pastor Matt Larimer in a casual atmosphere with complimentary coffee available. We have interesting discussion and questions are encouraged.

The Rio Grande Baptist youth group is sponsoring the Second Annual Mutt Strut on May 12 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at ISU Memorial Stadium. Participants will walk with their pets around the “Indiana Mile” (rain or shine) to raise funds for the T.H. Humane Society and Harmony Haven. There also will be face painting, a bake sale, a mini-portrait session and more. Registration is $10 ($15 day of). The group also asks for dog/cat food donations. All pets must be on a leash. To register by email go to

 We at Rio Grande love having fun while serving God and the surrounding community. Through His guidance we strive to strengthen the church body, encourage one another and reach out the unsaved world. For more information please contact Pastor Larimer at terrehauteRGBC@gmail or visit our website at

Rio Grande Baptist Church, 4411 E. Rio Grande and Erikson in North Terre Haute. Our telephone number is (812) 466-1110.

Berean Baptist

At 9:30 David Thomas will present more information from the Book of Daniel teaching how Daniel lived a victorious life while a prisoner of Babylon thus demonstrating faith that overcomes the ultimate indignities of life.

The 10:30 Worship Hour features enthusiastic congregation singing, an illustrated gospel lesson by Dick Triestram and Betty Sontag will sing a special song to draw our hearts closer to Jesus. Pastor Larry Lilly’s sermon is titled “A Tradition of Terror” and deals with powerless religion verses true faith. One puts all the emphasis on Outward Appearance while the other on Inward Authenticity. According to Jesus eternity hangs on your choice.

The 6 p.m. Instruction Hour will have a time of requesting songs by the congregation, and a special by Janet Rose. Pastor Lilly’s sermon is titled, “Clean Hands and Dirty Hearts.” In this Larry will visit Jesus as He teaches His disciples why emphasis on outward appearance instead of the heart is so deadly.

Berean Baptist Church is at 6770 N. Clinton St., Terre Haute.

Terre Haute Reformed


Please join us for worship this Sunday. Pastor Bill Roberts is preaching through a new series on Basics of the Christian Life; the sermon title is: “Basics of the Christian Life: The Lord’s Day.” We have moved to our new location at 1407 N. 25th St. (25th and 5th Ave.). 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.

New Providence Presbyterian

The Promise Trio in Concert in the church, 1751 N 2250 St., Paris, Ill., 61944, at 7 p.m. CDT Saturday, April 28, 2012. Free will offering. Information (217) 275-3258 or

Independent Nazarene

The Rev. Marcus Dodrill will be preaching at 3 p.m. in the Independent Nazarene Church at Farmersburg, Indiana. Rev. Dodrill is the general vice chairman of the International Conservative Holiness Association. He is pastor of the Indiana Calvary Bible Holiness Church in Plainfield and has been instrumental in starting this new church in Farmersburg.  Rev. Marcus Dodrill is nationally known and widely used as a camp meeting speaker.

The Higinbotham Family Singers (family of seven) will all be singing and playing various instruments. If you like good Gospel music, you will love them. They are members of the Greencastle Holiness Church of Greencastle. They are widely known and used by various holiness churches in this area.

The Farmersburg Independent Nazarene Church is directly behind the Farmersburg Elementary school at 422 W. Cyrus St. The public is invited. Anyone needing directions or having questions, please call pastor Glendon Stroud at (812) 599-0684.

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 at 1440 Locust Street. Graduating high school seniors will be recognized at 11 a.m. Mass on May 6th. For information on youth ministry contact the parish office at (812) 232-6832 or contact youth minister Janet Roth at

St. Benedict

The St. Benedict parish community celebrates Mass on Saturday evening at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday morning at 8:30 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 Street. All are welcome to join us.

First Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Mass on May 6th. May Crowning will be at 3 p.m. on May 6th. Graduating high school seniors will be recognized at 11 a.m. Mass on May 13th. Religious Education classes are offeredd on Sunday morning from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Youth ministry sessions are offered on Sundays from 5-6:45 p.m. For further information about our programs, please call the parish office at (812) 232-8421.

St. Joseph University Parish

St. Joseph University Parish, 113 S. 5th Street, invites you to celebrate Mass with them this weekend. Mass is at 5 p.m. on 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 through 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. High school youth ministry takes place on Sunday evenings. For schedule or more information call the parish office or email

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. Our parish also celebrates a Spanish Mass each Sunday at 2 p.m. We are located at 2405 S. 7th St.

St. Margaret Mary Legion of Mary and Sunday Morning Religious Education will sponsor May Crowning on May the 6th at 9:30 a.m. First Holy Eucharist will be celebrated on Sunday, May 13th at 11 a.m. Mass. Religious Education classes for grades Preschool through Grade 8 are offered on Sunday morning from 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. For information about our Religious Education program contact Anne Beckley, DRE, at the parish office:  (812) 232-3512. High school Youth Ministry sessions are offered on Sunday evening. For information on Youth Ministry schedule contact our youth minister, Marcia Lane-McGee, at the parish office or

St. Margaret Mary parish invites you to join our Monday night study group for a 12 session 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.

St. Mary-of-the-Woods Village

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

St. Patrick

St. Patrick parish community, 1807 Poplar Street, 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. on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

First Holy Eucharist will be celebrated on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Mass. St. Patrick School will have May Crowning on May 2nd at 8:15 a.m. Religious Education classes for preschool to 8th grade meet on Sunday mornings in the school building August through May from 10:30-11:45 a.m. High School youth meet in the Moran Family Life Center on select Sunday evenings September through May. Contact our Youth Minister Marcia Lane-McGee for the schedule details at: jummp.youth

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. Graduating high school seniors will be recognized at 9 a.m. Mass on May 6th. Religious education classes for preschool through grade 5 are offered on Sunday. Youth ministry is offered on Sunday evenings. For further information please contact the parish office (812) 466-1231.

Deanery Pastoral Center

The Deanery Pastoral Personnel will host the annual Senior Citizen Appreciation Mass and Dinner on May 3rd at Sacred Heart of Jesus parish in Terre Haute. Mass is at 11 a.m. with a catered dinner following in the parish life center. Register by calling Sister Mary or Louise at (812) 232-8400.

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. Paul Wagner’s sermon, “Jesus Is the Gate” (John 10: 9), and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and the Chancel Choir, directed by Erich Kendall, singing an inspirational anthem encouraging all to enter the open gate prepared by Jesus.

Refreshments and fellowship follow the Worship Service, from 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), Brian Royer will teach and lead discussion on “Healing the Blind Man” (John 9: 1-17). The Pastor’s Class is studying “Men and Women of the Bible: Profiles.” The College Age Class meets after the Worship Alive Evening Service, from 7 to 8 p.m. with supper provided. They are reading and discussing a number of the shorter books of the Bible. Books discussed will be determined by class members.  The Sunday Evening “Worship Alive” team welcomes everyone to a contemporary worship service here, from 6 to 7 p.m.

The Church’s Seventh Street entrance is handicapped accessible and ample parking is located behind the church. Consider participating in our “Prayer and Meditation Time,” led by Lay Preacher Tom Barnett on Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to 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 to 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 a.m., 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.

First Unitarian



The First UU Congregation is at 1875 Fruitridge Ave. in Terre Haute.

Service each Sunday begins at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday at 10:30 a.m., Leslie Barratt, Dorothy Jerse, and Sam Martland will present: The Fifth UU Principle — The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.

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: Bart Ehrman’s (Biblical) Forgery continued.

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. We have disabled access, and can provide large print bulletins and hearing assistance devices if needed. We also provide child care for young children. We can be reached by phone at (812) 232-1193 or visit our website at

Church of Christ

If you are looking for the church you read about in the Bible and are interested in the pure and original stream of truth revealed in the Bible, you are invited to visit the church of Christ at Terre Haute. We assemble in the meeting room of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites (Exit 11, I-70 and Indiana 46) Sundays at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. We respect the authority of Christ in all things and are prepared to defend everything we teach and practice. We do not want you to take our word for what is said, but search the scriptures for yourself and see whether the things spoken are so. If you see or hear anything that is Biblically incorrect, we want to know about it so we can make the proper correction. We are only interested in the truth, being what the Bible makes us, and doing what it teaches us. Please be our guest at our next service. We would like to get with you and talk about some things the Bible teaches. If you are available to study, please contact John Isaac Edwards at (812) 320-4450 to arrange a home Bible study. Find us on Facebook at Church of Christ at Terre Haute and the Internet at, where you will find audio recordings of sermons preached, an archive of our weekly teaching bulletin, The Terre Haute Speaker, and much more. We look forward to seeing you at our next service.

Peniel United Methodist

The church is on Kennedy Crossing Rd. in Brazil.

This Sunday our scripture reading will be from St. John 15: 9-17 and 1st John 3: 18-24.  

Pastor Pippin’s message during the adult service will be “The Awkward Commandment.”  His message for the children is “Chain Reaction.” Everyone enjoys watching the children and their expressions. What a nice way to get acquainted with the church.

Our thanks to all who helped with the new floor in the kitchen.

We begin next week with the Bible Study/Prayer Group meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 2. Choir practice will follow at 7 p.m.

Canned fruits and vegetables or laundry detergents are needed by the Brazil Food Pantry.

Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. with worship services at 10:45. Everyone is invited to visit and join this friendly church family.

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

Seelyville United Methodist

Pastor Jack Diel and the Seelyville UMC family invite you to worship with us on Sunday at 9:30 a.m., the 4th Sunday of Easter. Nursery care is provided during the service by Linda Huston, and a time of fellowship and refreshment will be enjoyed after Sunday School classes by our congregation at the 5th Sunday luncheon.

The sermon titled “The Good Shepherd” will focus on Jesus as a good shepherd whose sacrificial love can be trusted and is to be followed. Scripture readings are from 1 John 3:16-24 and John 10: 11-18. Liturgist for this Sunday is Donna Crowley. The choir, under the direction of Cathleen Flynn, will present the anthem “The Ninety and Nine” by Craig Courtney accompanied by organist/pianist Mary Jensen. Choir rehearsal is offered each Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and new members are always welcome. Hymns for this Sunday are “Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us,” “Breathe on Me, Breath of God,” and “Trust and Obey.”

The 5th Sunday Fellowship Meal will begin at 11 a.m. and will be furnished by the church. Our speaker will be Manet Shettle from Indianapolis, the president of the United Methodist Foundation of Indiana. She will explain endowments and how we can contribute to SUMC’s Endowment Fund.

Agape Circle meets at 2:30 p.m. on Monday in the home of Edith Tucker with study led by Pastor Jack. Webelos 1 meets at 6 p.m. at the church. The Prayer and Bible Study group, led by Donna Crowley, gathers in our library at 10 a.m. on Tuesday and scouting groups continue at 6:10 p.m. Yoga class with instructor Trudy Newton will be offered at the church at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bring your excercise mat and join this new activity now offered at SUMC.

The Trustees have scheduled a church work day for May 5. Get out your work clothes and come ready to fellowship while you work.

Seelyville United Methodist Church is on the corner of U.S. 40 and Second Street in Seelyville.  he 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

Rosedale Baptist Church is at Depot and Middle Street in Rosedale. 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.

Memorial United Methodist

The church at 2701 Poplar Street, Terre Haute invites you to worship with us each Sunday. Parking is available in our large lot behind the church on Oak Street.

Please join us on Sunday for one of the following services. Rev. Scott’s sermon will be “A Psalm of Life” One of the most familiar scriptures in all the Bible is the 23rd Psalm. Some know if by heart. But, most associate the scripture with death because it is oft requested at funerals. But, a careful reading of Psalm 23 will reveal that it is actually a great Psalm about life, not death. Scripture: Psalm 23 and John 10:11-18

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.

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 (812) 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

Celestial Christian Church

Community Bible study presented by Celestial Christian Church, praise and worship and prayer, 6:30 p.m. with Bible study at 7, Tuesday, 1219 S. 12th St.; visit or call (812) 917-4410.



The Friendly Benwood Community Christian Youth Campground will be hosting a Country Rhodes Fish Fry at the campground from 4-7 on May 5th. The menu will include all you can eat chicken strips, shrimp, catfish curls and walleye along with all the sides.  The price is $8.50 for adults and $5.50 for children 12 and under. Dessert will be available at an additional cost. The campground is located 1.5 miles east of State Highway 59 on County Road 1200 North (Rio Grande Road) in Clay County. FBCCYC is an independent, non-denominational campground with the mission of providing the teaching of God’s word in a campground setting. For more information call Bob Decamp at (765) 720-9056 or Don Donovan at (765) 592-1575 or go to Come out and enjoy a great meal as well as see the campground. You can also email questions to

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, 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 a.m. Our north campus, at 1075 North Fruitridge Avenue, 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 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 from 9:50 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 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 spring session of Boost will run from March 7 through May 2.

To start the work week, every Monday a prayer meeting is offered 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 South Gospel groups are on the schedule. The Perrys will perform on May 24th 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.

We will be hosting two special speakers that will be discussing the Second Coming of Christ. The first, August Rosando, will be here on April 28 at 10 a.m. and on April 29 at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Then, on Aug. 4 and 5 at 7 p.m. Dr. David Reagan from the Lamb & Lion Ministry will be speaking.

North Campus Activities

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.

 Two new activities have been added. Mom2Mom now meets the third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. with child care provided. Our Lifeline youth ministry will be meeting every other Friday (beginning April 20th) from 6 to 9 p.m.

Vacation Bible School - Mark Your Calendars Now for Sky VBS which will be offered June 24- 28 at the South Campus and July 22-26 at the North Campus. Registration is in now under way.

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 our website at

Unity Presbyterian

Sunday worship is offered at 1207 E. Springhill Dr. at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. Our Pastor is Linda Peters. Min Soe is our guest speaker. Her sermon titled: “God’s Plan of Salvation,” based on Genesis 50:15-21 and II Timothy 4:9-18. Adult Bible Study, 9:30 a.m.  Children’s Sunday School following A Moment with the Children. Fellowship follows the worship service. At 4 p.m., United Campus Ministries (UCM) will have picnic.

Amie Ellison is our choir director, Andrea Marlow is our organist. Choir rehearsal is each Thursday, 7 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.

For the month of April, we are praying for San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo and Pasadena, Calif. This week, we are praying for the United Presbyterian Church, (Trinity Parish) Clinton. We, also, pray for the community and Mount Lebanon Presbyterian churches as they minister to all those who have suffered loss in Henryville, Ind. In our own community, we pray for Farrington Grove and Fayette Elementary School.  Join us for a Praise Service each Thursday evening 6 p.m., with dinner following the service. Church office (812) 299-2206.  

A variety of wildlife 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.

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 “Children of God” with scripture text from I John 3:1-7. Worship music will be presented by The First Baptist Senior Singers. A children’s story is included as a part of our service each Sunday, presented by our children’s minister, Jill Kirchoff. The First Link Hospitality Room is available from 8:45 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. providing fresh Rex coffee, light refreshments and a place for members and guests to enjoy conversation.

On Sunday evening at 6 p.m. we will host a concert by “Ride the Wind.” This is a Christian rock band comprised of three multi-denominational musicians from Brazil, Ind. They are also recording artists affiliated with the Tate Music Corporation, and have released one CD and several singles. A second CD will be released this summer. Members of the group are Jonny McClain (lead vocal and guitar), Rick Swearingen (vocals and drums), and Tyler Mattox (bass guitar.) This celebration of worship through music is free and open to the community.

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

Grace Community

The people of Grace Community Church of Terre Haute 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 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 (812) 307-4422

Breden Memorial United Methodist

The Apostle Paul in his letter to the Hebrews, talks about Christians trying to run the Christian life race with too much extra extra baggage.

The Christian life involves Hard work. It requires us to give up whatever may hinder our relationship with God. We will stumble if we look away from Him to stare at ourselves or at the circumstances surrounding us.

We must look unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.

Message for this week is: “Running Without Weights.” Hebrews 12:1-9 will be the scripture lesson.

Worship at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 10:40.

AA Group meets Tuesday at 6 p.m.

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

United Methodist Temple

United Methodist Temple worships the God revealed in Jesus Christ at 8:45 a.m. for traditional liturgical services with organ and piano, and 11 a.m. for a contemporary blend of hymns and praise, including bass guitar with Jason Gilbreath and keyboard with Theresa Camp. All are welcome to come just as they are to worship the God who loves us just as we are, with an infinite everlasting love. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. and you are invited to join us at the Welcome Cafe and come to one of our fun classes in the Bible, or a Christian books study. A new study will begin this week “24 Hours That Changed The World” by Adam Hamilton. All of any age are welcome to come and join this new class called the Gathering.

This sunday we celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Easter with emphasis on the Risen Savior who came and comes to us as a Good Shepherd and a king of love. Utilizing the lectionary readings I John 3:16-24 and John 10:11-18, the sermon will reflect on “The Life Laid Down” and the call to servanthood. Jesus in response to evil emptied self, taking the role of servant. We celebrate a God who delights in defeating hate through the life laid down for us all. When we receive the gift of salvation, we enter into the life of servanthood. As a Good Shepherd, God takes care of his sheep. We celebrate the Good Shepherd. We are currently seeking to hire a part time nursery coordinator and a part time youth team leader. Inquire at the office below in order to get your applications in.

On May 19th from 4-7 p.m. we will be hosting our 5th Annual Spring Into Summerfest, complete with catfish dinner, bloodmobile,  games and recreation for the whole family, with a silent auction. The Plainfield UMC praise band will be playing. Special spiritual opportunities will be available. This will be a great time for the whole family.

Our weekly schedule is as follows: Monday: noon to 2 p.m. Celebrate Recovery for those who wish to work on their habits, hurts and hangups. All are welcome. Tuesday and Thursdays 6 p.m. Zumba with Julia Winstead. Tuesday 7 p.m. Bible Study Wednesday 6 p.m. Weightwatchers 7:30 p.m. Christian Yoga Thursday 10 a.m. Piecemakers Quilting group Friday 10:30 a.m. Christian Yoga with Macy Kalb. We celebrate “Health is Happening Here” and strive to honor bodies as temples of the Holy Spirit. On Saturday starting a 9 a.m. there will be a Children’s Workers Workshop including CPR training from 9-12, and Rev. Heather Olson- Bunnell training from 1-3 p.m. Please call in to the office to get your reservation.

UM Temple is the home of the Temple Preschool directed by Janet Friedrich. Our music team leader and Kid’s Hope Director is Jill Kuckewich. Margaret Fulsom is our secretary/volunteer coordinator reachable at Karla Clayton is our Celebrate Recovery team leader. Debbie Kesler is our Trustee Team Leader, All of these are reachable by our number (812) 299-1898. Our website is Rev. Steve Cain can be reached at We pray that you will find God as the Shepherd of love in your life as a faithful disicple of Jesus Christ Worship is God enjoying us enjoying God.

St. Mark United Church of Christ

Come and worship with us at St. Mark United Church of Christ at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday at 475 S. Fruitridge Ave., just north of Deming Park. 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.

Call the church office if you have any questions at (812) 232-8000, Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.



First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio in Terre Haute, invites you to join us this Sunday, as Rev. Dawn Carlson preaches “In Truth and Action.” Popular songs tell us that all we need is love, love is a many splendored thing and love makes the world go around. The only problem with those philosophies is that in these songs, love is a noun. Jesus taught us that love is a verb. Join us on Sunday morning and discover how we can all move from a thought to real action.

This Sunday is also our monthly Dialogue at St. Arbucks. We invite you to join us at 25th and Wabash for a great time of discussion and debate. This month’s topic is “How Doctors Die” and delves into medical ethics and decision-making. We gather at 6 p.m.

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.

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

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    March 12, 2010