News From Terre Haute, Indiana


February 7, 2014

CHURCH BRIEFS: Feb. 8, 2013

North Side Christian

The church, 2525 E. Hasselburger Ave., invites your children to S.N.O.W. Kids (Sweethearts Night Out Without Kids) Feb. 14, 6 until 10 p.m. There is no charge.

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. All parents should pre-register to insure that enough volunteers are recruited.

For more information and to pre-register your children call 812-466-7949 or message us at

First Unitarian

Universalist Congregation

We are at 1875 S. Fruitridge Ave. Sunday service is 10:30 a.m. Children’s religious education is 10:50 a.m. On Feb. 9, speaker will be Miren Beristain, with the topic “Right Relations and Living in Community.” Miren has been a UU for 34 years and a member of Terre Haute congregation since 2001. The Rationalist Free-thinkers meets 9:15 a.m. You can reach us, 812-232-1193, or find us on Facebook.

Maple Avenue

United Methodist

Worship this Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday school classes for all ages meet 9:30 a.m. Pastor David Rockhill invites all to come and share in his message titled “People Are Watching Us. What Are They Seeing?,” which will include the Scripture Matthew 5:13-20. At 10:30 a.m. service the children’s sermon will be given, the chancel choir will sing and junior church will be offered.

We offer free transportation to and from 10:30 a.m. worship service. If you would like a ride to church, call us, 812-232-7263 before noon on Friday.

Rio Grande Baptist

Join us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Chuck Bahr, at 4411 E. Rio Grande, corner of Erickson and Rio Grande. Visit or, or find us on Facebook.

Reformed Presbyterian

Join us for worship Sunday. Sunday school for all ages is 9:30 a.m. Morning sermon, Pastor Roberts is preaching on the topic of “Walk as Children of Light.” Worship, 10:45 a.m. and followed by fellowship meal.

The church, 1407 N. 25th St., corner of 25th St. and Fifth Ave. A nursery for children ages 3 and under is available during worship service. Some of Pastor Roberts’ messages are also available on WPFR (FM 93.7 and AM 1480) each Sunday at 7:30 a.m.

Oregon Baptist

We are an a.m.erican Baptist church, 11200 S. Carlisle St. Call us at 812-299-2112.

Sunday school starts each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Fred Harrison leads us in 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 in Riley, off Highway 46. Sunday services include Sunday school at 10 a.m. and a family worship service at 11. Wednesday night prayer and Bible study starts 7 p.m. Call us at 812-230-6053, visit www.riley or find us on Facebook.

St. George’s Episcopal,

West Terre Haute

Join us Sunday morning for 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. William Wieland is the celebrant this week.

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

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, “Salt and Light: The Power of Being Difference Makers” (Matthew 5:13-20), and listen the chancel choir.

Fellowship in the church library follows, 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 (adult Bible study), is a discussion on “Treat Everyone Equally” (James 2:1-13). Connections, a class for young adults ages 18 to 30, meets in Disciple Room and is a time of fellowship, study and reflection. The Lamplighters Discussion Group is currently working on missions. Preschool, primary, junior and youth classes are offered.

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

United Methodist Temple

Pastor Kevin Drane will lead our worship services 8 a.m. traditional service and 11 a.m. contemporary service. Sunday school for all ages 10 a.m. 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; 6 p.m., administrative board. 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. Call us, 812-299-1898, or visit or UMT.

Memorial United Methodist

Worship each Sunday, 2701 Poplar St. Parking is available behind the church on Oak Street. Rev. Scott’s sermon this Sunday is “Instructing the Lord.” The Scripture will be I Corinthians 2:6-16 and Isaiah 58:1-9a.

At 8:45 a.m. we have our traditional worship service, with hymns, a choir and multiple Scripture readings in a 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 casual, family-type PRAYZ! worship service. You can hear a praise band, wear jeans, and see film and media used in worship.

Both services contain a children’s message, Scripture readings, pastoral prayer and sermon. Children may stay with their families or attend children’s church following the children’s message.

Plan now to attend UMW auction on Feb. 16, 3 to 5:30. This is always a fun evening and benefits many great causes.

Tai chi with Rebecca Graves will meet Tuesday and Friday, 3 to 4 p.m. We are now offering a “gentler” form of tai chi for arthritis. The Sewing Stitches meets Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Knit Wits meet Thursday at 5 p.m.

Call us at 812-234-0776 or visit

Central Presbyterian

We will gather at 125 N. Seventh St., at 10:30 a.m. Sunday for traditional worship. Pastor Lant Davis’ sermon, “God’s Wisdom,” is based on 1 Corinthians 2:1-12. A time for coffee, conversation and refreshments immediately follows worship, downstairs in fellowship hall. Sunday school for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided.

Attend a presentation Saturday in the fellowship hall by the Rev. Sarai Rice, who will outline for us the major challenges facing churches these days, as well as ways that some forward-thinking churches have successfully begun to address those changes. Call us at 812-232-5049 or visit


Central Christian Church –

Disciples of Christ

Worship Sundays at 9:30 a.m. We celebrate Communion every Sunday and our table is open for all who wish to partake. This Sunday we continue our celebration of light and discipleship; and 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. A fellowship time with drinks and donuts after worship.

Sunday school for all ages is 11 a.m. The adult class will discuss Rob Bell’s book “Love Wins.” An adult Bible study is Mondays at 9 a.m.

Our youth meets noon on Sunday. Our Christian Kids Club meets at noon to prepare for their 1 p.m. talent show. Join us at 4950 E. Wabash Ave., call us at 812-877-9959 or visit www.cccth

Rosedale Baptist

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

First Baptist

Join us for worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. or 6 p.m. The traditional morning service will have the sermon “New and Old” by Pastor Bernie Jackson, with Scripture text from Luke 5:33-39. The sanctuary choir will sing. A children’s story is included every Sunday, after which children in grades K-3 are dismissed to children’s church. Sunday school is 10:45 a.m. with classes for all ages, including nine adult class options. The First Link Hospitality Center is available before and after the worship service, providing a place for conversation and light refreshments.

The contemporary Link service is 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall, with the Link praise team and Pastor John Campbell. He will begin a new sermon series titled “Apocalypse,” with focal Scripture passages taken from the book of Revelation. Preschool child care is available, and children’s choir is provided for elementary age children.

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

Unity Presbyterian

Our worship service, 1207 E. Springhill Drive, at 10:30 a.m. This Sunday, Pastor Jenni Walker Noyes will present the sermon “Tasting the Light,” based on Psalm 112:1-9 and Matthew 5:13-20. Child care is available. Join us for fellowship following the service. Choir rehearsal is 7 p.m. Thursdays 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, find us on Facebook or email unitythin

Church of Christ of Terre Haute

We are at 4017 E. Margaret Drive. Assembling times are Sunday at 10 a.m. for Bible study, and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. for worship; and Wednesday for Bible study at 7 p.m. Everything we say and do is after the pattern of the New Testament. Visit

Mount Pleasant

Join us in a service or another activity at one of our two church campuses, with Senior Pastor Aaron Wheaton and Assistant Pastor Rick Swan.

South campus, 3050 E. Davis Drive, offers Sunday worship services at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m., with Sunday school at 10. North campus, 1075 N. Fruitridge Ave., offers Sunday school at 9 a.m. with worship service at 10. This week’s sermon will be “I’ll Pray.”

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

South campus activities:

A service called “6:35”, at 6:35 p.m. Sunday. It is an intergenerational worship experience featuring praise, prayer and a message while incorporating elements of drama, dance and art. Lifeline, our ministry for 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. Wednesdays. X-Treme Tweenz is a group for all fifth-graders that meets bimonthly, 4 to 6 p.m. Sundays.

Boost, our Wednesday gathering, begins with dinner at 5:15 p.m. in fellowship center followed by classes for all ages at 6:30. Our first session of 2014 runs through Feb. 26.

A prayer meeting at 6 p.m. every Monday in the chapel. Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program from hurts, habits and hang-ups, meets 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 10 a.m. Thursday to help spread Christ’s message to our shut-ins and newcomers.

Our Journey Forward, a support group for those who have lost loved ones to suicide, meets Thursday at north campus, with dinner at 6 p.m. and a group meeting at 7. Email ourjourney or call the north campus office for information.

The Needle Nook and Hook is a community outreach group that meets each Monday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Activities include sewing, crocheting and knitting lap robes and afghans. This is for all skill levels.

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

Visit www.mountpleasant, friend us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @Mt_PleasantUMC.

Grace Community

Our worship is contemporary/traditional mix led by top-notch musicians, at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. We have Sunday school for all ages at 9:30 a.m.

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We meet in Gospel Assembly Church building, 401 W. Springhill Drive, just west of DeBaun Funeral Home on north side of street.

Visit or call 812-236-1507.

Seelyville United Methodist

Pastor Jack Diel and the church invite you to worship with us this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. This is Boy Scout Sunday and we welcome Troop 200 and area scouts to our church. A nursery is available, and we will enjoy fellowship following the worship service. Kid’s Hour meets, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Sunday school at 10:45 a.m.

Scripture readings for Sunday are Psalm 112:1-10 and Matthew 5:13-20. The choir presents an anthem. New members are always welcome to join the choir, with rehearsals at 8:30 a.m. Pastor Jack’s sermon will be “The Demands of Discipleship.”

On Tuesday the prayer and Bible study group meets in the library at 10 a.m. Book Banter Buffet meets for lunch Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in Mary Jensen’s home. We will discuss the novel “Songs of Willow Frost” by Jamie Ford. Beginning Yoga at 5:30 p.m., and worship team also meets Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the church library.

Week 3 of Financial Peace University continues Thursday at 7 p.m.

The church is on the corner of U.S. 40 and Second Street. Call us at 812-877-1868 or email seelyville

First Congregational

Join us Sunday, 630 Ohio St., as we continue the “Our Favorite Stories” series with “Are You the One?”

Services are at 8:30 (meditative) and 10:30 a.m. (traditional). A children’s service is during 10:30 gathering, with Sunday school downstairs.


Northside Wesleyan

The church is at 2439 N. 141⁄2 St., with Pastor Eddie Hayes and Associate Pastor Neva McFarland. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m., and worship services are on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. in the fellowship center. We will have an adult Bible study on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

On Valentine’s Day at 6 p.m., the men will serve a dinner for the ladies at Northside. Entertainment will be provided. RSVP at 812-917-5320.

If you play an instrument or sing, we welcome you to come join us and help enhance our music. We will be starting practice for our Easter cantata soon.

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