News From Terre Haute, Indiana


January 17, 2014

Church briefs: Jan. 18, 2014

TERRE HAUTE — Central Christian Church - Disciples of Christ

Worship Sunday mornings at 9:30. We celebrate Communion every Sunday and our table is open for all who wish to partake. This Sunday we celebrate the second Sunday after Epiphany, and will remember the ministry of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. A special time for the young church will take place. Fellowship with drinks and donuts is after worship.

Sunday school for all ages begins at 11 a.m. Adult class will discuss Rob Bell’s book “Love Wins.” Adult Bible study is Mondays at 9 a.m. at the church.

Join us at 4950 E. Wabash Ave, call us at 812-877-9959 or visit

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation

The church, 1875 S. Fruitridge Ave. Sunday service is 10:30 a.m. Children’s religious education is 10:50.

Our speaker is Dr. Jackie Shin, with the topic “Evil and the Brain.” She teaches cognitive neuroscience at Indiana State University.

The Rationalist Free thinkers meet 9:15 a.m. You can reach us at 812-232-1193, or find us on Facebook.

Centenary United Methodist

The congregation. 301 N. Seventh St., welcomes you. During worship Sunday, at 9:30 a.m., hear the Associate District Superintendent John Davis’ message, “Having the Right Credentials” (1 Corinthians 1:1-9).

Fellowship in church library is 10:30 to 10:45 a.m. Sunday school classes are offered and nursery care is provided. At 10:45 a.m., in Friendship Room (adult Bible study), Tom Barnett will teach and lead discussion on “Jesus Teaches About Relationships” (Luke 14:7-18a, 22-24). Pastor Jimmy moore teaches Connections, a class for young adults ages 18 to 30, which meets in Disciple Room for a time of fellowship, study and reflection. The Lamplighters discussion group is currently working on missions. Preschool, primary, junior and youth classes are offered for children through high school.

The 7th Cents Youth Group, a combined Central Presbyterian and Centenary Church group for middle and high school students, meets this Sunday at Centenary. Middle school youth meets, 5 to 5:45 p.m.; all youth will share a meal and games from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m.; and high school youth meets, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The church office is closed Monday.

A Pulpit Exchange will take place on Jan. 26. This allows us to experience a different sermon presentation style and get to know other pastors.

Parking is behind the church. Prayer and meditation time is Thursdays, 11 a.m. to noon. Contact us at 232-2319.

St. George’s Episcopal, West Terre Haute

The church parishioners invite you to join us Sunday, with adult Christian education, 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. in church hall, and worship service of Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m. After this, we gather in the church hall for fellowship. The Rev. John Brockman will be the celebrant. The annual meeting will be this week, after Holy Eucharist.

St. George’s located at Ferguson Hill, 1337 N. Smith Place. Visit; call 812-533-1346 and leave a message; or contact Sylvia Brockman at

Riley Bible

We have started a new Sunday school series, “What is Calvinism?” Our main service is 11 a.m. We are two doors down from Dollar General, off Indiana 46. Sunday school is 10 a.m. and family worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday prayer and Bible study is 7 p.m.

Call us at 812-230-6053, visit or check us out on Facebook.

United Methodist Temple

Join us on this second Sunday after Epiphany. Guest speaker is the Rev. Jean Brindel, speaking on “The Lamb of God.” A nursery is available.

This week our church activities include: Monday: 10:30 a.m., Holy Yoga (Level 1-2); 12:15 p.m., Celebrate Recovery, dealing with “hurts, habits and hangups”; 7 p.m., trustees’ meeting; Tuesday: 7 p.m., prayer group; Wednesday: 10:30 a.m., Holy Yoga (Power/Sculpt); Thursday: 10 a.m., Piecemakers Quilters; 4 p.m., Signing for the Savior; 6 p.m., Temple Bells practice; 7:15 p.m., chancel choir practice; Friday: 10:30 a.m., Holy Yoga (Gentle).

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


St. Benedict

Father Ed Goldbach, pastor, and parish community, 111 S. Ninth St., invite you to join us for Mass Saturday at 5:30 p.m., and Sunday at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Mass is celebrated Monday through Friday at 12:05 p.m. For information call 812-232-8421.

Classes for preschool through eighth grade are Sunday at 9:30 a.m. For information or to register contact Rita Burns-Senseman, Religious education and confirmation classes for high school youth are Sunday, 5 to 6:45 p.m. Contact Janet Roth,, if you have any questions or to register.

The next Secular Franciscans & Friends Soup Kitchen Breakfast is Saturday, 9 to 11 a.m. in St. Benedict’s Soup Kitchen.

St. Joseph University Parish

Friar Mark Weaver, pastor, and parish, 113 S. Fifth St., invite you to celebrate Mass this weekend. Saturday Mass is 5 p.m. Sunday Masses are 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weekday Mass is 5:15 p.m. Join us every Thursday for Eucharistic Adoration, 6 to 9 p.m. The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed this Tuesday after Mass. At 8 a.m. each Saturday the ACTS retreat community leads a rosary. For more information call 812-232-7011.

Preschool through eighth-grade religious education classes are Sunday at 10:15 a.m. Contact Elizabeth Davis at parish office or for information or to register.

The college ministry offers Liturgy of the Hours at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday: 8 p.m., “Maximize Your Faith” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, 8 to 9 p.m. Thursday.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) classes are Wednesday evenings. For information or to register contact Donna McKenzie at

St. Margaret Mary

Fr. Rick Ginther, pastor, and parish community, 2405 S. Seventh St., invite you to join us for Mass Saturday at 4 p.m. or Sunday at 11 a.m. Misa en Espanol a las dos todos los Domingos. The sacrament of reconciliation is offered Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. For more information visit us online or call 812-232-3512.

Religious education classes for preschool through eighth grade are Sunday, 9:30 to 10:45 am. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at dwen An adult discussion group will study Mathew Kelly’s book “Rediscovering Catholicism” on Jan. 26 at 9:30 a.m. in St. Margaret Mary’s Legacy Room. Copies of the book are available from church and at Deanery Pastoral Center library.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) classes are Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Legacy Room. For information contact Donna Wenstrup at 232-8518 or

St. Mary’s Village Church

Sr. Joan Slobig, SP, parish life coordinator, and the parish community invite you to join us for Liturgy Sunday at 9 a.m. For information call 535-1261.

St. Patrick

Fr. Rick Ginther, pastor, and parish community, 1807 Poplar St., invite you to Liturgy Saturday at 6 p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m. Weekday Mass is Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8:15 a.m. Every weekday we have Communion service at 7:15 a.m. The sacrament of reconciliation is Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 8 a.m. For information call 812-232-8518.

Religious education classes for preschool through grade eight are Sunday, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. An adult discussion group meet to discuss Mathew Kelly’s book “Rediscovering Catholicism” on Jan. 26 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Patrick family life center. Books are available from the church and at Deanery Pastoral Center library, 1801 Poplar St.

High school religious education classes are Sunday, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Family Life Center. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee, jummp.youthminister@, to register.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Barbara Black, parish life coordinator, and parishioners, 2322 N. 131⁄2 St., welcome you to celebrate Mass at 4:30 p.m., or at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Weekday Mass is Friday at 11 a.m. For more information call 812-466-1231.

An adult Bible study of the Gospel of Matthew meets Monday at 6:30 p.m. in parish office. For information or to register contact Barb Black at 466-1231 or

Annunciation, Brazil

Fr. John Hollowell, pastor, and parishioners, 19 N. Alabama, invite you to Mass Saturday at 4:30 p.m. or Sunday 8:30 a.m. Weekday Masses are Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. On Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. a Latin Mass is celebrated. For information call 812-448-1901.

Sacred Heart, Clinton

Fr. Michael Fritsch, pastor, and parish, 558 Nebeker St., invite you to celebrate Mass on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m. The sacrament of reconciliation is available on Saturday, 3:30 to 4 p.m. Weekday Masses are Thursday and Friday at 12:05 p.m.

St. Joseph, Rockville

Fr. Michael Fritsch, pastor, and parish, 217 E. Ohio St., invite you to celebrate Mass Sunday at 11:15 a.m. The sacrament of reconciliation is Tuesday, 4:30 to 5 p.m. Weekday Masses are celebrated Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.

Deanery Center

The “Rediscovering Vatican II” DVD lecture series, by distinguished faculty of the Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, will be offered at Deanery Pastoral Center, 1801 Poplar St., starting Tuesday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Register by Monday. The topic will be “”Big Perspectives on a Big Meeting: Vatican II in Context, with the Rev. Stephen Bevans, S.V.D., Ph.D., S.T.L.

St. Paul Missionary Baptist

The church, 1000 S. 15th St., with the Rev. Terry M. Clark, pastor. Call 812-232-7790 for information.

We will gather with the congregation of First Baptist Church at St. Paul tomorrow at 6 p.m. to celebrate MLK holiday. Pastor Bernie Jackson brings the message, First Baptist choir sings and we will enjoy worship and fellowship together. After this, a repast will take place in the fellowship hall.

Central Presbyterian

The church, at 125 N. Seventh St., will gather at 10:30 a.m. Sunday for traditional worship. Pastor Lant Davis’ sermon, “A Light to the Nations,” will be based on Isaiah 49:1-7. A time for coffee, conversation and refreshments immediately follows worship, downstairs in fellowship hall. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. At 2 p.m. on Sunday church organist Jonathan Rudy will give an informal recital in the sanctuary. The church office will be closed on Monday. For details, call the church office at 812-232-5049 or visit

Mount Pleasant

Aaron Wheaton, senior pastor, and Rick Swan, assistant pastor, and the Mount Pleasant family, invite you to attend a worship service or another activity at one of our two church campuses.

Our south campus, at 3050 E. Davis Drive, offers Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. with Sunday school classes at 10. Our north campus, at 1075 N. Fruitridge Ave., offers Sunday school at 9 with worship service following at 10.

Our south campus continues to conduct 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 as well. (Note that the front entrance is locked about 10 minutes after each service begins, but the worship center will remain open during the entire service. We always welcome those who are running late.)

We invite you to try one of our small groups or various Bible studies. Music and arts opportunities at our campuses include praise band, choir, hand bell choir and drama team.

We offer the Upward basketball, cheerleading and soccer programs for children in kindergarten through eighth grade, in addition to a special needs league. Soccer will be starting soon. All Upwards programs currently take place at the north campus.

 We offer a young adults group, Revolution, for college age students and up. This home-based life group meets each Thursday evening with dinner at 6:30.

South campus activities:

Lifeline, our ministry for youth grades six through 12, meets 9:50 to 10:40 a.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sundays, and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays. X-Treme Tweenz is a group for all fifth-graders that meets bi-monthly from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sundays from October to May, beginning Oct. 7

Boost is our midweek gathering. This Wednesday evening activity begins with dinner at 5:15 in the fellowship center followed by classes for all ages at 6:30. Our first session of 2014 is currently under way and will run through Feb. 26.

To start the work week, a prayer meeting is at 6 p.m. every Monday in the chapel. Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program from hurts, habits and hang-ups, meets at 7 p.m. every Friday in Wide Eye Cafe. Other groups include the Lunch Bunch (women), Yarn Spinners, Sit & Fit, and Men’s Fellowship Group.

North campus activities:

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

The Needle Nook and Hook is a community outreach group that meets each Monday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Activities include sewing, crocheting and knitting lap robes and afghans. Everyone is invited regardless of skill level.

Visit mountpleasantfamily.

org, friend us on Facebook (Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church) and follow us on Twitter @Mt_PleasantUMC.

Memorial United Methodist

The church at 2701 Poplar St. invites you to worship with us each Sunday. Parking is available behind the church on Oak Street.

Join us on Sunday. The Rev. Scott’s sermon will be “The Andrew Project.” Maybe we need to follow Andrew’s example and invite others to know Jesus. Scripture: John 1:29-42.

At 8:45 a.m. we have our traditional worship service with traditional hymns, a choir anthem by our Chancel Choir and multiple scripture readings in a more formal setting.

At 9:45 a.m. join us for our fellowship and refreshment time.

At 10 a.m. join us for Sunday school. We have many classes to choose from and for all ages.

At 11 a.m. we have our second service PRAYZ!, a casual family type worship with the  PRAYZ band.

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.

Memorial Preschool has openings in the age 3 and PreK classes.

Tai chi with Rebecca Graves will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Friday, now offering a “gentler” form of Tai Chi for arthritis..

The Knit Wits will begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday.

For more information call the church office at 812-234-0776, fax 812-235-3574 or visit

Peniel United Methodist

Peniel United Methodist Church is on Kennedy Crossing Road just north of Indiana 340 in Brazil.

This Sunday between 10:20 and 10:45 a.m., pastries and beverages will be served along with a big helping of fellowship.

Next Saturday, Jan. 25,  the Town and Country United Methodist Men will meet at 8 a.m. at Bethel UMC in Brazil.

The Scripture for this Sunday is from St. Matthew 3:13-17. Pastor Pippin’s message is “Christ, Jesus.” And as always both the children and adults enjoy the “Children’s Moments” with Pastor Pippin.

Our Sunday school begins at 9:45 followed by church services at 10:45. For more information, contact Pastor Pippin at 812-443-8489.

Rosedale Baptist

Rosedale Baptist Church is at Depot and Middle streets in Rosedale with Randy McPike as pastor. Sunday worship service is at 9:30 a.m., Sunday school at 10:30, Sunday evening service at 7, and Wednesday Night Prayer and Bible Study at 7.

The youth group also meets on Sunday.

Activities after Sunday school include a lesson, homemade pizzas, a snowman craft and a movie. For more information call 765-548-2857.

North Side Christian

The church at 2525 E. Hasselburger Ave. in Terre Haute invites your child(ren) to S.N.O.W. Kids (Sweethearts Night Out Without Kids) from 6 to 10 p.m. Feb. 14, free of charge. Parents who have not had the opportunity to advance register their child(ren) should arrive between 5:30 and 6 p.m.

The children will enjoy singing, crafts, games, movies, Bible lessons and dinner while couples enjoy celebrating Valentine’s Day together. Children ages 3 (toilet trained) through fifth grade will participate in all activities. Some nursery openings are available for ages 2 and under; however, advance registration is required for this age group. All families are encouraged to advance register their children.

For more information call the church office at 812-466-7949 or message us on Facebook at

Unity Presbyterian

 Worship service in the church at 1207 E. Springhill Drive begins at 10:30 a.m. This Sunday, Pastor Jenni Walker Noyes and the congregation invites you to hear the sermon, “Right Place, Right Time,” based on Psalm 40:1-11 and John 1:29-42.

A ham and bean dinner is scheduled 4 to 7 p.m. today. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 per child, dessert included.

Child care is available. Join us for fellowship after the service.

Choir rehearsal is 7 p.m. each Thursday and 10 a.m. on Sundays.

We also have an outdoor sanctuary you may visit for quiet reflection at any time. Church office: 812-299-2206. Facebook: Unity Presbyterian Church, Terre Haute. Email:

First Baptist

We invite you to worship on Sunday at 9:30. This week Pastor Bernie Jackson will begin a new sermon series titled “Walking With Jesus” and the topic for Sunday is “Watching and Waiting for Us” with scripture text from Luke 15:11-32. A children’s story related to the sermon/worship theme will be offered and afterward children in grades K-3 are dismissed to children’ church. The First Link Hospitality Room is available before and after worship, providing a place for guests and regular attenders to enjoy conversation, light refreshments and coffee. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. with classes for all ages.

On Sunday at 6 p.m. we will join with the congregation of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church (1500 15th St.) for our annual joint service in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.

Our Wednesday schedule includes a church dinner at 5:45, followed by programming for all ages including Bible studies and Sanctuary and Bell Choir rehearsals.

First Baptist Church, 4701 E. Poplar Drive. For more information, visit

First Congregational

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio St., invites you to join us Sunday as we celebrate the Baptism. 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.


Seelyville United Methodist

Pastor Jack Diel and Seelyville UMC family invite you to worship Sunday, the Second Sunday after Epiphany, at 9:30 a.m.  Kid’s Hour meets, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster with helper Edith Tucker. Sunday school begins 10:45 a.m.

Scripture readings for this Sunday are Psalm 40:1-11 and John 1:29-42. Choir with rehearsals begin at 8:30 a.m. each Sunday. Pastors Jack’s sermon is titled “Come and See and Follow.”

The life of our church begins Tuesday with Prayer & Bible Study group meeting in library at 10 a.m. Beginning yoga continues at church Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. with instructor Trudy Newton.

The church is at U.S. 40 and Second Street. Call 812-877-1868 or email

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