News From Terre Haute, Indiana


June 13, 2014

Church briefs: June 14, 2014

TERRE HAUTE — Celestial Christian

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

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Church located, 1875 S. Fruitridge Ave. Sunday service is 10:30 a.m. Children’s religious education is 10:50 a.m. Sunday, speaker will be Sylvia Oster, speaking on “I Am Not Alone,” an exploration of her journey to atheism as a way of life as a UU.

Rational Free Thinkers group meets 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Call 812-232-1193 or find us on Facebook.

First Southern Baptist

We are 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 10:15 a.m.

From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Spark for children, Ignite youth group and Blaze adult prayer group. Community is invited to our open house, 2 to 4 p.m. today. We will have hot dogs, cake, a bounce house, volleyball, church tours and more for families to enjoy.

Vacation Bible School, “Agency D3: Discover, Decide and Defend,” is 6 to 8:30 p.m. June 16 to 20. Call for details.

We will have a swim party and picnic June 21 at Deming Park.

Pastor is the Rev. Bryce Ulrich. Call 812-235-7623 or email, and visit

St. George’s Episcopal Church, West Terre Haute

Sunday, instead of adult Christian education, we will have a special Father’s Day breakfast at 9 a.m. We worship together at 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist. The Rev. Canon Bruce Gray, Canon to the Ordinary, will visit us and will be the celebrant Trinity Sunday. We are at Ferguson Hill, 1337 N. Smith Place. Visit www.stgeorges or call 812-533-1346 and leave a message. Contact person: Sylvia Brockman, bishop’s warden,

Second Missionary Baptist

We are at 1400 Oak St., and invite the community to Vacation Bible School, June 23 to 27, 6 to 8 p.m. This is a free community program open to all ages, but children under five must be with an adult. Light dinner is served each evening.

This year’s theme is “Holywood,” and all of our guest “superstars” will be able to walk down the “red carpet.”

Transportation is available, and registration is required. Call 812-232-2898.

Victory Baptist, Clinton

Boys and girls ages 4 through those who have completed grade six are invited to attend Vacation Bible School, “Agency D3,” June 16 to 20, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

We use our detection skills to Discover, Decide and Defend the facts about God’s Son, Jesus. This will be reinforced with songs and crafts. Hot dog dinner and pre-registration is Monday, 5:15 to 6 p.m.

Dinner will be served for the kids nightly, 5:30 to 6 p.m.

Parents are invited to attend closing program Friday, 7:55 p.m., when kids will share the songs and verses they’ve learned at “Agency D3.”

We are at 133 S. Washington St., across Indiana 63 from SVHS in Fairview Park. Call 765-832-1973.

Oregon Baptist

We are an American Baptist Church, 11200 S. Carlisle St. Call 812-299-2112. Sunday school is 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Fred Harrison leads worship at 10:30 a.m.

St. Benedict

Join us at 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.Call 812-232-8421. Soup kitchen pancake breakfast is today at 9 a.m. Soup kitchen lunch is served weekdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Vacation Bible School is June 23 to 27, for ages 4 to grade 5. Older children are needed as helpers. Call 812-232-8421.

St. Joseph University Parish

We are at 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. Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed Wednesday at 4:45 p.m. Sacrament of reconciliation is Saturday, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Vacation Bible School is June 23 to 27, for ages 4 to grade 5. Older children are needed as helpers. Call 812-232-7011.

St. Margaret Mary

Worship at 2405 S. Seventh St., with Mass Saturday at 4 p.m. or Sunday at 11 a.m. Spanish Mass is 2 p.m. Sunday. Sacrament of reconciliation is today at 2:30 p.m. Inquiry class for those interested in learning about the Catholic faith is Wednesday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Vacation Bible School is June 23 to 27 for ages 4 to grade 5. Older children are needed as helpers.

Join us for study: Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., Fr. Robert Barron’s DVD Series on “Catholicism”; Friday at 9:30 a.m., the Creed Series; and Sunday at 9:30 a.m., “The Psalms.” Visit online or call 812-232-3512.

St. Mary’s Village Church

Join us for Liturgy Sunday at 9 a.m. Vacation Bible School is June 16 to 20, 6 to 9 p.m. Call 812-535-1261.

St. Patrick

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

Soup kitchen lunch is served weekdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Vacation Bible School is June 23 to 27, for ages 4 to grade 5. Older children are needed as helpers. Visit online or call 812-232-8518.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

We are at 2322 N. 131⁄2 St. Mass is Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Vacation Bible School is June 23 to 27 for ages 4 to grade 5. Older children are needed as helpers. Call 812-466-1231.

Annunciation, Brazil

Located at 19 N. Alabama St. Mass Saturday at 4:30 p.m., Sunday at 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 online or call 812-448-1901.

Sacred Heart, Clinton

Come to 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. Knights of Columbus bingo is 7 p.m. Friday. Call 765-832-8468.

St. Joseph, Rockville

Located at 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.

Centenary United Methodist

We are at 301 N. Seventh St., adjacent to Indiana State University. Worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s message, “Grace in the World” (Psalm 8), and listen to special trumpet arrangement.

Fellowship in church library at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school classes are 10:45 a.m. Nursery care is provided. Friendship Class adult Bible study meets “Live Pure Lives” (Haggai 2:10-19). Lamplighters Discussion Group meets in Disciple Room. Preschool, primary, junior and youth classes are offered.

The 7th Cents Youth Group meets at Centenary today, to leave for a mission trip to Lexington, Ky. They will be gone from June 14 to 20. Contact Youth Director Tiffany Grossman at 589-1647.

June 21, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., church and others will participate in a Habitat for Humanity Workday for the beginning construction of a new house, 2248 Chase St. Call Seeleyville United Methodist Church, 812-877-1868, for information.

Vacation Bible School is June 22 to 26, focused on a “Workshop of Wonders.” It will include an adult Bible study program on the same topics.

Join us for prayer and meditation Thursday, 11 a.m. to noon. Call 232-2319.

Central Presbyterian

Join us at 125 N. Seventh St. at 10:30 a.m. Trinity Sunday for traditional worship, with Pastor Lant Davis.

His sermon, “Charge and Benediction,” is 2 Corinthians 13:11-13, final verses of the letter from Paul to the church in Corinth. Nursery care provided. Coffee and conversation follows worship in fellowship hall. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

Sunday afternoon, cross-country bicyclers from Bike n’ Build will arrive for overnight stop at the church, and volunteers will serve them meals before they head westward Monday morning. Call 812-232-5049 or visit

Reformed Presbyterian

“Longing for the Word of God” will be Pastor Bill Roberts’ sermon Sunday, part of a series on 1 Peter.

Sunday school will not meet again until the fall. Worship is 10:45 a.m. Nursery for ages 3 and under is available. Meal and fellowship follows worship.

United Methodist Temple

Pastor Kevin Drane leads Sunday worship services at 8:45 (traditional) and 11 a.m. (contemporary). Sermon will be based on Acts 8:26-40, “Divine appointments await us if we are obedient to God’s leading.” Scripture readings for this week are 2 Samuel 22-23:7, “David’s Song of Thanksgiving”; and Acts 8, “Outreach.” Sunday school is 10 a.m. Nursery is available for both.

Vacation Bible School is this week, Monday to Friday, 5:30 to 7 p.m., for ages 3 to fifth grade. We will focus on main characters from the Bible and the 10 Commandments with stories, songs, crafts and snacks, and end the week with a family cookout. Call 812-299-1898 to register.

Call 812-299-1898, or visit or

Berean Baptist

We celebrate Father’s Day with a special speaker and message to help fathers successfully guide their families.

The 10:30 a.m. service devotes attention to the importance of fathers’ learning just what the Bible says, and how to strengthen Dad’s leadership in our homes. The Rev. Dana Spurgeon will aid in this undertaking. Dana is a graduate of Baptist Bible College and has served since 1975 in the role of associate and senior pastor, and Christian school administrator.

He has led a church in a major building program, developed and implemented what would become Indiana Sports Outreach, and instructed counselors for Billy Graham Crusades and other events.

Music program is planned, and five pies will be awarded to fathers. We are at 6770 N. Clinton St. Email us at

Rosedale Baptist

We are at Depot and Middle streets, with Pastor Randy McPike. Call 765-548-2857. Sunday worship service is 9:30 a.m., Sunday school at 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening service at 7, and Wednesday night prayer and Bible study at 7.

Summer youth group, Sundays, 6 to 7 p.m., for preschool to age 18.

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.

South campus has services in the 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.

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 series “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.

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 women’s Lunch Bunch, Yarn Spinners, Sit & Fit, and men’s fellowship group.

We host a yard sale today, 8 a.m. to noon in fellowship center. It is a missions fundraiser.

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, “Wilderness Escape,” at north campus. VBS is 6 to 8:30 p.m., June 22 to 26 at south campus, and July 27 to 31 at north campus.

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

First Baptist

Join us for worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Bernie Jackson’s sermon will be “Grace, Love and Fellowship,” with Scripture 2 Corinthians 13:11-13. Music will be provided by sanctuary choir and Vacation Bible School praise team. We will have a children’s story, followed by children’s church for grades K-3. Sunday school 10:45 a.m.

Vacation Bible School this Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to noon, for those who have completed pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Our theme is “Agency D3: Discover, Decide, and Defend,” based on Peter 3:15. Closing program is Friday at noon, lunch following. We are at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Visit

Grace Community

Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. Father’s Day is a perfect time to celebrate our Heavenly Father, and his love and commitment to us. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Child care is available. Our worship is a contemporary/traditional mix. If you need a prayer, use

We meet in Gospel Assembly Church building, 401 W. Springhill Drive, west of DeBaun Funeral Home. Visit or call 812-236-1507.

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, guest speaker Dr. Roland Kohr. Scriptures will be 2 Kings 5:1-14, Psalm 103:1-13 and Acts 3:1-9. Child care is available. Fellowship and coffee follows services.

Discussion group meets 5 to 6 p.m., on the book “Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the Neighborhood Church is Transforming the Faith,” by Diana Butler Bass. Topics will include church tradition and transformation. Reading ahead of time is encouraged, but not essential. We will go out for dinner afterward.

We 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

Church of Christ, Terre Haute

We are at 4017 E. Margaret Drive. Assembling times Sunday at 10 a.m. for Bible study, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. for worship, and Wednesday for Bible study at 7 p.m. Visit www.churchofchristat

Seelyville United Methodist

Pastor Jack Diel and the church invite you to worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Nursery is available. Kid’s Hour meets 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., followed by Sunday school. Fellowship is after worship. Scripture readings, Psalm 8 and Matthew 28:16-20, with Mary Wade as liturgist.

Andrew Keiser will present piano music, and Holy Communion served.

Prayer and Bible study group meets Tuesday at 10 a.m. in library. Beginning Yoga is 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Saturday, we participate in Habitat for Humanity Build Day.

We are at the corner of U.S. 40 and Second Street. Contact us at 812-877-1868 or

Trinity Lutheran

Join us for a worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday at 2620 Ohio Blvd. Holy Communion is offered.

We will have Vacation Bible School for ages 4 to fifth grade at Central Presbyterian Church, June 22 to 26, 6 to 8:30 p.m. to share the good news of God’s love. An adult Bible study class is also offered.

Call us at 812-232-7628.

Peniel United Methodist, Brazil

We are on Kennedy Crossing Road. Fathers, friends and family are invited to enjoy social time between Sunday school and church services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Fidelis/Co-Workers class meeting is Thursday, 6 p.m.

The Scripture for Sunday is from St. Matthew 28:16-20. “The Great Commission” will be Pastor Pippin’s topic.

As always, there are several projects happening at church: the baby layettes, food pantry, box tops, etc. Bring donations Sunday.

Call Pastor Pippin at 812-443-8489.

Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m., with services at 10:45 a.m.

First Congregational

Join us at 630 Ohio St. on Sunday. The Rev. Carlson will preach on “Trinity Backwards.”

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

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