News From Terre Haute, Indiana


January 31, 2014


North Side Christian

The church, 2525 E. Hasselburger Ave., invites your children to S.N.O.W. Kids (Sweethearts Night Out Without Kids) on Feb. 14, 6 to 10 p.m., free of charge. If your children are not pre-registered, arrive between 5:30 and 6 p.m.

Children ages 3 (toilet-trained) through fifth grade will enjoy singing, crafts, games, movies, Bible lessons and dinner while couples celebrate Valentine’s Day together. A nursery is available for ages 2 and under with pre-registration. Pre-register children to help plan volunteering needs.

For information and pre-registration call 812-466-7949 or message us at

First Unitarian Universalist


We are at 1875 S. Fruitridge Ave. Sunday service is 10:30 a.m. Children’s religious education is 10:50. On Sunday the speaker is Valerie Hart-Craig, program coordinator at ISU Afro-American Cultural Center. Her topic will be NAACP and Black History Month. The Rationalist Free-thinkers meet at 9:15 a.m. Call us at 812-232-1193, or find us on Facebook.

Mount Pleasant

Aaron Wheaton, senior pastor, and the church invite you to attend a worship service or other activity.

South campus, 3050 East Davis Drive, offers Sunday worship at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m., with Sunday school classes at 10. North campus, 1075 N. Fruitridge Ave., offers Sunday school at 9 a.m. with worship at 10. Both campuses host Holy Communion this week. This sunday’s sermon is “It’s Not My Kind.”

The south campus will have worship services in the fellowship center. The entrance is on west side of the building, but the front entrance will be open until 10 minutes after each service begins.

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

We offer the Upward programs for children in kindergarten through eighth grade, in addition to a special needs league. Soccer is under way at the north campus.

Our young adult group, Revolution, is for college-age students and up. This home-based life group meets each Thursday with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Call 232-4808 for directions.

South campus activities:

Lifeline, our ministry for youth in sixth grade 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, for fifth-graders, meets bimonthly, 4 to 6 p.m. Sundays.

Our Wednesday Boost gathering begins with dinner at 5:15 p.m. in fellowship center followed by classes for all ages at 6:30 p.m. This session will run through Feb. 26.

Prayer meeting is 6 p.m. every Monday in 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 women’s Lunch Bunch, 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 meets each Monday, 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.

Call our south campus at 812-232-4808 or the north campus 812-232-2478.

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Rio Grande Baptist

Sunday school is 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m.

We welcome Chuck Bahr as pastor of Rio Grande and his wife, Deb. Rio Grande, 4411 E. Rio Grande Ave., at the corner of Rio Grande and Erickson Street. Visit us at

Oregon Baptist

We are an American Baptist church, 11200 S. Carlisle St. Call us at 812-299-2112. Pastor is Fred Harrison. Sunday school is 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Fred Harrison leads in morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Youth groups meet Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Jr. ABY is for second through fifth grades and Sr. ABY is for sixth through 12th.

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 of Indiana 46. Sunday school is 10 a.m. and a family worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday prayer and Bible study is a 7 p.m.

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

St. Benedict

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

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

The Samaritan Ministries Saturday Pancakes is Feb. 8, 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 at 5 p.m. Saturday. Sunday Masses are 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weekday Mass is 5:15 p.m. Join us Thursday for Eucharistic Adoration, 6 to 9 p.m. At 8 a.m. each Saturday the ACTS retreat community leads a rosary. Call us at 812-232-7011.

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

College ministry offers Liturgy of the Hours at 9 p.m. Tuesday, “Maximize Your Faith” at 8 p.m. Wednesday; and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) classes are Wednesday evenings. Contact Donna McKenzie at

St. Margaret Mary

Fr. Rick Ginther, pastor, and parish, 2405 S. Seventh St., invite you to 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 Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. We are at Visit us online or call us at 812-232-3512.

Religious education classes for preschool through eighth grade are Sunday, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Contact Donna Wenstrup at dwen Fr. Rick Ginther will lead a discussion of Mathew Kelly’s book “Rediscovering Catholicism” on Feb. 9 at 12:30 p.m. in Legacy Room.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) classes are Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Legacy Room. Contact Donna Wenstrup at 232-8518 or dwenstrup@smm-terre

St. Mary’s Village Church

Sr. Joan Slobig, SP, parish life coordinator, and parish invite you to Liturgy Sunday at 9 a.m. Call us at 535-1261.

St. Patrick

Fr. Rick Ginther, pastor, and parish, 1807 Poplar St., invite you to Liturgy Saturday at 6 p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m. Weekday Mass is Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. Every weekday we have Communion services at 7:15 a.m. The sacrament of reconciliation is Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 8 a.m. Call us at 812-232-8518.

Religious education classes for preschool through grade eight are Sunday, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.

High school religious education classes are Sunday, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Family Life Center. Confirmation classes are Thursday evenings at St. Margaret Mary Legacy Room, 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee, jummp.youthminister@

On Sunday our program “Walking Toward Eternity: Daring to Walk the Walk” continues at 10:15 a.m. in Parish Life Center.

Each Thursday at 6:30 p.m. we have a program on “Theology of the Body” in the St. Patrick School library.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Barbara Black, parish life coordinator, and parishioners, 2322 N. 13 1/2 St., welcome you to Mass today at 4:30 p.m., or 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Weekday Mass is Friday at 11 a.m. Call us at 812-466-1231.

An adult Bible study of the Gospel of Matthew meets Monday at 6:30 p.m. in parish office. Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), classes are Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, 2405 S. Seventh St. 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 o Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. On Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. a Latin Mass is celebrated. Call us at 812-448-1901.

Sacred Heart, Clinton

Fr. Michael Fritsch, pastor, and parish, 558 Nebeker St., invite you to celebrate Mass Saturday at 4:30 p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m. The sacrament of reconciliation is available 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 invite you to celebrate Mass Sunday at 11:15 a.m. The sacrament of reconciliation is available Tuesday, 4:30 - 5 p.m. Weekday Masses are Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. We are at 217 E. Ohio St.

Deanery Center

The fourth annual Soup Bowl Benefit is sponsored by area artists, restaurants, caterers, businesses and a multitude of volunteers to bring awareness and support to help alleviate hunger across the Wabash Valley. Proceeds benefit Terre Haute Catholic Charities Foodbank. The event, an evening of music, conversation, soup and bread, is 4 to 7:30 p.m. tonight in the Maryland Community Church atrium, 4700 Indiana 46.

Centenary United Methodist

The congregation, 31 N. Seventh St. ,invites you to worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s message “Maybe Next Year: The Disappointed Roster of the Christian Community” (Matthew 5:1-2), and listen to the chancel choir.

Fellowship in the church library is 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 Friendship Room, an adult Bible study discussion on “Hear and Do the Word” (James 1: 19-24) will take place. Connections, a class for young adults ages 18 to 30, meets in Disciple Room for a time of fellowship, study and reflection. The Lamplighters discussion group is working on missions. Preschool, primary, junior and youth classes are offered.

The 7th Cents Youth Group, for middle and high school students, will not meet Feb. 2 but will have activities in their churches. Contact Youth Director Tiffany Grossman at Centenary at 232-2319 with questions.

Consider our prayer and meditation time, Thursdays, 11 a.m. to noon. The chancel choir practices at 8:30 a.m. Sundays. Call us at 232-2319.

Central Presbyterian

We will gather, 125 N. Seventh St., at 10:30 a.m. Sunday for traditional worship. Pastor Lant Davis’s sermon, “He Taught Them,” will be based on Matthew 5:1-12, the Beatitudes, which begin Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. After the service, the youth will host “Souper Bowl of Caring” in the fellowship hall. It will include a selection of hearty, homemade soups to sample and enjoy for lunch, as well as collection kettles for canned goods and money to be donated to a local soup kitchen.

Sunday school for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. The Women’s Book Club meets at church Thursday at 7 p.m. On Friday, 5:30 to 9 p.m., the church hosts Parents’ Night Out/Kids’ Night In for families of the church. Call us at 812-232-5049 or visit

Memorial United Methodist

We are at 2701 Poplar St. Worship with us each Sunday. Join us this week for our Celebration of Women in Ministry. Mrs. Ruth Bro will be preaching. At 8:45 a.m. we have our traditional worship service, with hymns, a choir and multiple Scripture readings in a more formal setting. At 9:45 a.m. join us for fellowship and refreshment time. At 10 a.m. join us for Sunday school. We have many to choose from, for all ages. At 11 a.m. we have our second service, PRAYZ!, where you can wear jeans, sing with the praise team, and see film and media in a more casual service.

Both worship services contain a children’s message, Scripture readings, music, pastoral prayer and sermon. Children may attend children’s church following the children’s message.

Memorial Preschool has openings in the 2’s, 3’s and Pre-K classes.

Tai chi with Rebecca Graves meets Tuesday and Friday, 3 to 4 p.m. We now offer a “gentler” form of tai chi for arthritis.

Call us at 812-234-0776 or visit

Berean Baptist

We are at 6770 N. Clinton St. Bible study is 9:30 a.m., with adult, teen and primary classes. At 10:30 we have a service featuring congregational singing, a special and Pastor Lilly’s sermon “A Strange Famine” (Amos 8:11). At 6 p.m. we have singing, testimonies and Pastor Lilly’s sermon, “Service Above Self,” based on Matthew 20:18-28.

A free live streaming event is Tuesday at 7 p.m. at church: Is creation a viable model of origins in today’s modern, scientific era? Leading creation apologist, bestselling Christian author and former science instructor Ken Ham will debate with evolution apologist Bill Nye “the Science Guy.” Each will make his case, offer a rebuttal and answer submitted audience questions.

United Methodist Temple

Join us as we welcome our new pastor, the Rev. Kevin Drane, and his wife, Marlene. He will lead our worship services at 8 a.m. traditional service and 11 a.m. contemporary service. At 10 a.m. we will have a reception to welcome Pastor Kevin and Marlene. A nursery is available.

Our church activities include:

Monday: 10:30 a.m., Holy Yoga (Level 1-2); 12:15 p.m., Celebrate Recovery

Wednesday: 10 a.m., Women’s Beth Moore Bible study: The Patriarchs; 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); 12:30 p.m., Senior Connection Saturday:

8 a.m., United Methodist Men

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


United Presbyterian, Clinton

We are at Third and Mulberry streets and worship at 10:45 a.m., with adult Sunday school class at 10 a.m. Pastor Wendy Olson will deliver the sermon. Following children’s time, the youngsters may go into the fellowship hall for church school during the rest of the worship service.

AA meets Tuesday at 8 p.m. Community Kitchen is open Thursday, 5:30-6:30 p.m., providing a meal for anyone. The Vermillion County Food Pantry is next to the church, 315 Mulberry St. It provides food to anyone, 4 to 6 p.m. every Thursday and 2 to 4 p.m. every other Tuesday, including Feb. 4.

St. George’s Episcopal,

West Terre Haute

We invite you to join us Sunday morning. Adult Christian education is 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. in the church hall. Our worship service of Holy Eucharist is 10 a.m. After this, we gather in the church hall for fellowship. The Rev. John Brockman is the celebrant this Sunday. We will celebrate Candlemas Day, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord.

Our church is at 1337 N. Smith Place. Visit www.stgeorges, or phone us at 812-533-1346 and leave a message. The contact person is Sylvia Brockman, bishop’s warden, at

Rosedale Baptist

The church is at Depot and Middle streets, with pastor Randy McPike. Call us at 765-548-2857. We invite you to a Sunday worship service at 9:30 a.m., Sunday school at 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening service at 7 and Wednesday prayer and Bible study at 7.

Church of Christ

The church, 4017 E. Margaret Drive, Sundays at 10 a.m. for Bible study, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. for worship, and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. for Bible study.

You can expect Bible teaching and preaching, congregational singing, prayers and the Lord’s Supper. Visit us at

Central Christian Church

 — Disciples of Christ

Worship with us Sundays at 9:30 a.m. We celebrate Communion every Sunday. This Sunday we will continue our celebration of light and discipleship. We will begin our month-long focus on the Week of Compassion, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ’s) humanitarian and relief efforts across the globe. A special time for the young church will take place. They will gather donations for their Blessing Box during this time. A fellowship time with drinks and donuts after worship.

 Sunday school for all ages, 11 a.m. The Adult class will continue their discussion on Rob Bell’s book “Love Wins.” Adult Bible study is Mondays at 9 a.m.

On Monday we will celebrate Communion with the residents of Bethesda Gardens and Wyndmoor, at 10:30 and 11 a.m. respectively. Join us at 4950 E. Wabash Ave. Call us at 812-877-9959. Visit

First Baptist

Join us for worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. or 6 p.m. The traditional morning service will feature a sermon by Pastor Bernie Jackson, “Get Up and Walking,” with Scripture text from Luke 5:17-26. The sanctuary choir and bell ringers will perform. A children’s story is included every Sunday, after which children in grades K-3 are dismissed to children’s church. Communion is observed this Sunday. Sunday school is 10:45 a.m. with classes for all ages, including nine adult class options.

The contemporary Link Service is 6 p.m. in our fellowship hall, with congregation seated around tables. Music is provided by The Link Praise Team and teaching pastor is John Campbell, our associate pastor for youth and discipleship.

We are an American Baptist congregation, 4701 E Poplar Drive. Visit

Unity Presbyterian

The worship service, 1207 E. Springhill Drive is 10:30 a.m. We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper this Sunday.

Pastor Jenni Walker Noyes and congregation invite you to hear her sermon “Be the Attitude,” based on Matthew 5:1-12 and Micah 6:1-8. Child care is available throughout the morning. Join us for fellowship following the service. Unity is now a Presbyterian Earth Care congregation. Choir rehearsal is 7 p.m. each Thursday and 10 a.m. Sundays.

We also have an outdoor sanctuary you may visit for quiet reflection at any time. Call us at 812-299-2206 or email unity

Trinity Lutheran

Join us for worship at 10 a.m. Sunday, 2620 Ohio Blvd. Holy Communion is offered at each worship service, and Sunday school for all ages is 9 a.m.

Help our youth group participate in the nationwide Youth Souper Bowl of Caring by bringing in cans of soup or vegetables, or other canned or boxed non-perishable food items, this Sunday. Our youth group will donate them to the Light House Mission and help feed hungry people in need here in Terre Haute. Souper Bowl of Caring involves youth across the nation working to fight hunger and poverty in their own communities around the time of the Super Bowl football game. They give 100% of their donation directly to the local hunger-relief charity of their choice. Call us at 812-232-7628.

Grace Community

The character and competency of Christ is the goal of discipleship. We will spend the next months looking at God’s covenants and how they equip us to live like Christ. Sunday worship is at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. Our worship is a contemporary/traditional mix. If you need a prayer, use www.prayfor

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

Northside Wesleyan

We are at 2439 N. 14 1/2 St., with Pastor Eddie Hayes and Associate Pastor Neva McFarland. Worship with us each Sunday. Sunday school is 9:30 a.m., and worship services are 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sister Neva McFarland will lead an adult Bible study Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday worship services will be in the fellowship center.

If you play an instrument - guitar, harmonica, violin, bass guitar or even the spoons - or sing, we welcome you to come join us and help enhance our music. We will be starting practice for our Easter cantata soon. Call us at 812-917-5320.

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