News From Terre Haute, Indiana

August 10, 2013

CHURCH BRIEFS: Aug. 9, 2013


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New Life Fellowship

New Life Fellowship is hosting Royal Tailor in concert at 7 p.m. Friday. Doors open at 6. Get your tickets or information at 812-877-9348. While you are here, let us invite you to worship with us this Sunday. Sunday school and morning worship are 10 a.m., and evening worship is at 6 p.m. On Wednesday we have an array of activities to fit the needs of all ages. At 6:30 p.m., Kidz Church worship is in our interactive and dynamic live worship center, while adult Bible study meets in the fellowship hall. Elevate Youth (ages 12 through high school) as well as College and Career (ages 19 - 25) meet at 6:30 p.m., north campus. Home fellowship groups meet in homes throughout the area: Call 812-877-9348 to find a group near you. Come check us out at 7849 Wabash Avenue (East Glenn); we have a place for you. Visit www.newlifeterrehaute.com, where no-one has a past and everyone has a future.

Unitarian Universalist

The First Unitarian Universalist Congregation is located at 1875 S. Fruitridge Ave. in Terre Haute. The Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. This week’s speaker is Ann Rider. Her topic is “The Politics of Empathy.” While empathy with others is considered a prerequisite of moral development, not all forms of empathy lead to prosocial behavior. What can studies concerning altruism in Holocaust rescuers tell us about what might motivate prosocial behavior? How does Unitarian Universalism inspire our productive compassion?

Ann Rider has been a member of the congregation for one year. She is a faculty member at Indiana State University, and a member of the board of directors of the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Terre Haute.

The rationalist free-thinkers meet at 9:15 a.m.

We welcome everyone to the UU congregation. We have access for the disabled and can provide large-print programs and hearing assistance devices if needed. We can be reached by phone at 812-232-1193, or visit our website at www.terrehauteuu.org.

Unity Presbyterian

Worship service, at 1207 E. Springhill Dr., is at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. The first Sunday of each month, we celebrate the Lord’s supper. The congregation invites you to hear the sermon of our guest speaker, Dr. Roland Kohr, “Doubting, Thomas,” based on John 11:11-15 and 20:19-31.  

Childcare is available throughout the morning. Join us for fellowship following the service.

Unity Presbyterian Church is a small church with a huge heart. Our youth group meets once a month; 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 19 is their next meeting. Unity supports local, national and international missions.

Amie Ellison is our choir director and Andrea Marlow is our organist. For the month of August, Unity will pray for the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. We pray this week for Bethany Presbyterian Church, in Spencer, and for blessings to the staff and volunteers at Alternative for Living and Learning.

We also have an outdoor sanctuary you may visit for quiet reflection at any time. All are welcome. Church office 812-299-2206; Facebook Unity Presbyterian Church, Terre Haute; Blog: unitypresbyterianchurch.blogspot.com/; email: unitythin@gmail.com

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 147-year-old church. We invite you to worship with us at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s message, “Bird Watching and Flower Gazing: Christian Responses to Anxiety” (Luke 12: 22-34), and listen to Angela Scherer’s piano mastery and Madison King singing a special musical praise to God.

Fellowship in the church library will follow worship services, 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), Jed Smock will teach and lead discussion on “Community of Confession” (Nehemiah 9: 2, 6-7, 9-10, 30-36). In the Cross and Flame Room, Lamplighters Discussion Group is continuing their study on “Guerrilla Lovers” (revolutionary compassion).

The Parent Trap, a class for parents with young children, meets in the Thirza Bunce Room from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. The class, led by Leah Allman and Michel Starkey, is reading and discussing the book “Sticky Faith” by Kara E. Powell. At the same time in the Disciple Room, young adults ages 18-30 are invited to join our pastor, Jimmy Moore, for a time of fellowship, study and reflection.

Sunday school classes for children under age of 3 years and up through age of 18 years include: nursery and toddlers with A. J. Nicoson; Beginners (ages 3 to 5 years) taught by Jessica Kendall; Kindergarten (K-5 years) taught by Gwen Dugger; and Youth Class (grades 8-12) taught by Gail Hayes and Nancy Rogers. This Sunday, the theme is “Ruth and Naomi.”

The 7th Cents Youth Group, a combined Central Presbyterian Church and Centenary U. M. Church group of students from middle school and high school classes, meets 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays. Interested students are welcome to become members of this group. Contact Tiffany Grossman at the church office for information.

For years the Friendship Class has collected non-perishable grocery items and paper products for the 14th and Chestnut food pantry. The class now invites all who attend Centenary to contribute to this ministry. A box for donations has been placed in the church library near the elevator.

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, 11 a.m. to noon Thursdays. It is time for Chancel Choir to resume its contribution of music to the Sunday worship service. The first fall rehearsal is 7 p.m. on Wednesday, with a potluck at 6 p.m. Any and all members of Centenary are invited to join the choir.

Upcoming events: A High Commitment, a 34-week small group Bible study covering Genesis through Revelation, will begin in mid-September. For those interested in participating in this study, an informational meeting will be at Centenary at 11:45 a.m. Sunday.

If you are interested in any of the activities listed above or in our very active women’s ministries, please contact the church office at 812-232-2319.

St. Benedict

Father Ed Goldbach, pastor, and the parish community of St. Benedict at 111 S. Ninth St. invite you to join us for Mass at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, and 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. Mass is celebrated at 12:05 p.m. each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday . There will be a Mass at 5:30 p.m. this Thursday to celebrate the vigil of the Feast of the Assumption. We welcome newly ordained Friar Matthew Malek to the Terre Haute community.

The monthly Rosary for the “Right to Life” and the “Right of Religious Freedoms” will be Sunday at 10:15 a.m. at the church. Rosary is led by the Knights of Columbus St. Mother Theodore Guerin Council 541. Members of all parishes are welcome to attend.

The 13th annual Youth Ministry Golf Scramble is Aug. 23 at Idle Creek Golf Course. Plan on coming out for a fun day of golfing and support of our high school youth. Registration is $60 per person, $240 per team, and includes golf, cart and lunch. Check in/lunch is at 11 a.m. Shotgun start is noon. Find forms at shjth.org or get in touch with Warren Artz, 208-4003, or Janet Roth at janet@catholicym.org.

The Secular Franciscans of Terre Haute and Friends will serve a free pancake and sausage breakfast for the poor and homeless from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, in the St. Benedict’s soup kitchen.

St. Joseph University Parish

Friar Mark Weaver, pastor, and St. Joseph University Parish, at 113 S. Fifth St., invite you to celebrate Mass with us this weekend. Mass is 5 p.m. Saturday. Sunday Masses are on a summer schedule of 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weekday Mass is at 5:15 p.m. Join us from 6 to 8 p.m. every Thursday for eucharistic adoration. For more information about our services or programs, please call the parish office at 812-232-7011.

The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed Tuesday, Aug. 13 and Tuesday, Aug. 27. The chaplet begins after the conclusion of the 5:15 p.m. weekday Mass.

A high school religious education program, JUMMP, will begin for freshmen, with a lock-in Friday and Saturday at the St. Patrick Church Family Life Center. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information about high school religious education and Confirmation classes at jummp.youthminister@gmail.com.

The morning book club will be meeting at 10 a.m. Aug. 27 in the Campus Ministry Lounge to discuss the book, “Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife,” by Eben Alexander.

Young adult summer events continue with Theology on Tap. Take your faith outside the four walls and share it with a new generation. Events scheduled for Wednesday and Aug. 28. Contact Preston at campusmin@stjoeup.org for details.

St. Margaret Mary

Fr. Rick Ginther, pastor, and the St. Margaret Mary parish community at 2405 S. Seventh St., invite you to join us for weekend Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday or at 11 a.m. Sunday. Misa en Espanol a las dos todos los Domingos (Spanish Mass each Sunday at 2 p.m.). Please check the weekly bulletin for weekday Mass times. Our bulletin is available online at www.smm-terrehaute-in.org. For more information about our parish or any of our programs, please visit us online or call parish office 812-232-3512.

A high school religious education program, JUMMP, will begin for freshmen, with a lock-in Friday and Saturday at the St. Patrick Church Family Life Center. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information about high school religious education and Confirmation classes at jummp.youthminister@gmail.com.

Our parish picnic is at 1 p.m. tomorrow in Deming Park following the 11 a.m. Mass. Join us for good food and fun for all ages.

The annual St. Margaret Mary garage sale will take place on Labor Day weekend. We have a little bit of everything: baby clothes, toys, furniture, linens, videos, books, tools, gardening items and many other items. Hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 30 and Aug. 31. Monday will be dollar-a-bag day. Fill a bag for a dollar from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 2.

St. Mary’s Village

Sr. Joan Slobig, S.P., parish life coordinator, and the parish community of St. Mary’s Village Church invite you to join us for liturgy at 9 a.m. Sunday. For information or to register call the office at 812-535-1261.

St. Patrick

Fr. Rick Ginther, pastor, and the St. Patrick parish community at 1807 Poplar St., invite you to weekend liturgy at 6 p.m. Saturday or 9 a.m. Sunday. You are also welcome to join us for weekday Mass at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Every weekday we have a Communion service at 7:15 a.m. For information about any of our programs call the parish office 812-232-8518.

A high school religious education program, JUMMP, will begin for freshmen, with a lock-in Friday and Saturday at the St. Patrick Church Family Life Center. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information about high school religious education and Confirmation classes at jummp.youthminister@gmail.com.

RCIA sessions will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the St. Patrick Family Life Center. RCIA is for those who want to learn more about the Catholic faith, or are interested in becoming Catholic, or have not received the sacrament of Confirmation.

Spending time in meditation, prayer, and adoration in the presence of the blessed sacrament is an excellent opportunity to experience grace in our lives. Located west of the rectory behind the Catholic Charities and Deanery Pastoral Center offices, the Perpetual Adoration Chapel is visited by parishioners and members of other local Catholic communities.

Through this practice, we are invited to spend time alone with God and to bring to Jesus all our cares, concerns, prayers, hopes and thoughts. We set aside a special time, a respite from our hectic modern lives, to create a personal space in which to meet our God. By doing so, we grow more in tune with God. We put ourselves in a position to talk to him, and also to listen. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You are most welcome to participate in this opportunity for silent meditation, prayer and adoration.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

The Sacred Heart of Jesus parishioners at 2322 N. 131⁄2 St., welcome you to celebrate Mass at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Weekday Mass is at 10:45 a.m. Thursday. For more information about our parish or programs call the office 812-466-1231.

The 13th annual Youth Ministry Golf Scramble is Aug. 23 at Idle Creek Golf Course. Plan on coming out for a fun day of golfing and support of our high school youth. Registration is $60 per person, $240 per team, and includes golf, cart and lunch. Check in/lunch is at 11 a.m. Shotgun start is noon. Find forms at shjth.org or get in touch with Warren Artz, 208-4003, or Janet Roth at janet@catholicym.org.

Beginning in September, we will offer the Children’s Liturgy of the Word at the 10:30 Sunday Mass. Children’s Liturgy of the word allows preschool and kindergarten-aged children to experience prayer and scripture at their own level. Children leave Mass after the greeting, go to the back room for their session and return to the congregation at the creed.

Annunciation

The parishioners of Annunciation Church at 19 N. Alabama in Brazil, invite you to Mass at 4:30 p.m. Saturday or 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Weekday Masses are celebrated at 5:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, and at 9 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. At 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday a Latin Mass will be celebrated.

Annunciation parish has begun a food pantry garden, located in the empty lot across from the rectory on Alabama Street. Please contact Annette at the parish office for information about our food pantry garden. For information about any of our parish programs or services, please call the office at 812-448-1901.

Sacred Heart

Fr. Michael Fritsch and Sacred Heart parish of Clinton, 558 Nebeker St., invite you to celebrate Mass at 5:30 p.m. Saturday or at 9 a.m. Sunday. Weekday Masses are at 5:30 p.m. Thursday and at 8:30 a.m. Friday.

St. Joseph, Rockville

Fr. Michael Fritsch and St. Joseph parish, 217 E. Ohio St., Rockville, invite you to celebrate Mass with us at 11:15 a.m. this Sunday. Weekday Masses are celebrated at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday .

Deanery Pastoral Center

Charles William Eliot says, “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors and most patient of teachers.” Come by the Terre Haute Deanery Pastoral Center, 1801 Poplar St., or visit our online library listing at www.thdeanery.org to check out a book. The Pastoral Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday.

Come out today from noon to midnight and enjoy the John Paul II High School Crusaders’ Summer Carnival. Join us at 1330 Lafayette St. for music, food and carnival games.

John Paul II High School will have their annual rummage sale in the basement of the school, 1330 Lafayette St., from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 7. Anyone wishing to donate items for the sale may contact Myrthel Frye at 232-0964 or 249-7385, or call the school at 235-9108.

The 39th annual Catholic Charities Benefit and Silent Auction will be Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. Join us as we celebrate the life-changing impact of our programs, member agencies, supporters, volunteers and special guests including honored guest and speaker, Archbishop Joseph W. Tobin. The benefit will be at Idle Creek Banquet Center, with a silent auction at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7. Please call Catholic Charities at 812-232-1447 to make your reservations.

St. Mark United Church

of Christ

Join us for worship this Sunday at 9:30 at St. Mark United Church of Christ, 475 S. Fruitridge Ave. Rev. Teresa Higus will be preaching a sermon from Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16, entitled “Sustaining Faith.” Sunday school for all ages is at 10:45.

At 11:30 we welcome Jim Jensen, who will give a presentation on “Safe Churches.”

Other activities at St. Mark UCC include: 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, our Merry Stitchers meet to knit or crochet prayer shawls. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays, our Sewing Gals meet to make blankets. Zumba is offered at 5:45 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, and at 9 a.m. Friday, by Dustie Fields.

Please call the church office at 812-232-8000, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Friday, if you have any questions. All are welcome to join any of these events. Membership is not required, only a love for God’s work and Word. If you are looking for a place where you can make a new beginning, try St. Mark United Church of Christ. No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.

Oregon Baptist

Oregon Baptist Church is an American Baptist Church, 11200 S. Carlisle St., Terre Haute, 812-299-2112. The pastor is Fred Harrison.

While traditional in most of our ways, we seek to adopt ministries that reach people in an ever-changing culture. We are a friendly,  family-like congregation. Oregon is a church where you can quickly join in as we seek to please God by living His great commandment to “love God with all your heart and others as yourself,” and work His commission to carry the good news to the whole world.

Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Fred Harrison leads us in morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening service is at 6 p.m. Adult Bible study is 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Youth groups have ended for the summer and will resume in August.

Peniel United Methodist

The church is on Kennedy Crossing Road in Brazil.

Our area has been blessed with such good weather, enough rain to make everything grow and not too many hot days, and we are so thankful. Unfortunately, the rabbit population seems to be doing quite well, also.

The Co-Workers/Fidelis Class Meeting is at 6 p.m. Aug. 15. Also, mark your calendars for the Town and Country Picnic at Peniel, 6 p.m. Aug. 24.

Pastor Pippins’ message is “Jesus Tells Us To Go.” The Scripture is from St. Matthew 28:19-20.

The food pantry is accepting donations of extra produce from the gardeners. Don’t forget to clip those box tops for the schools - such an easy way to help out.

Sunday school is at 9:45, followed by church services at 10:45. Everyone is guaranteed a hearty welcome.

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

Riley Bible

The entire Riley Bible family invites you to join us at our church this Sunday. Our main service is 11 a.m. We are located two doors down from Dollar General in Riley, right off of Indiana 46. Sunday morning services include Sunday school for all ages at 10 a.m. and family worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday night prayer and Bible study starts at 7 p.m.

Riley Bible Church is a fellowship of Christians dedicated to studying the Bible in order to grow spiritually and tell others of His salvation. We believe the principal goal of the church is God’s glory. For directions or more information call us at 812-230-6053, go to our website at www.rileybiblechurch.com or check us out on Facebook at RileyBibleChurch.

Patton United Methodist

The Patton United Methodist Church, 21775 E. 2250th Road, Dennison, Ill., will have a musical program featuring Kevin and Jeanette Levellie at 6 p.m. CDT Saturday. The church is handicapped-accessible. Refreshments will follow the program. The church is located one mile west of the Indiana/Illinois state line on Clark/Edgar County Line Road.

Central Presbyterian

Central Presbyterian Church, 125 North Seventh St., will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Lant Davis’ sermon, “Look toward Heaven,” is based on Genesis 15:1-6, in which the Lord promises Abraham as many descendants as there are stars. During worship service the church will commission Andrea Paul-Bonham to mission service with the Young Adult Volunteer program of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.); she will be serving in Montana. A time for coffee, conversation and refreshments immediately follows worship, downstairs in the fellowship hall. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. At 1 p.m. on Tuesday the Celebrating Life group meets at the church for a program and refreshments. The speaker will be Cindi Todd from Sycamore Manor, who will talk about ways to keep our brains active. At 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sunday school teachers will meet at the church to discuss the coming year’s Sunday school program. For details, call church office 812-232-5049 or visit us online at www.thcpc.org.

Reformed Presbyterian

Please join us for worship this Sunday as Pastor Bill Roberts continues his series of sermons on the Old Testament book of Nehemiah. His message this Sunday is entitled “Consecrated to God,” which looks at Nehemiah’s covenant with God. Also, the adult Sunday school is studying the book “What is a Healthy Church Member?” by Thabiti Anyabwhile. The congregation meets at 1407 N. 25th St., at 25th Street and Fifth Avenue.

Sunday school for children and adults is at 9:30 a.m. and worship is at 10:45 a.m. A nursery for children 3 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.

The Terre Haute Reformed Presbyterian Church is committed to the Bible as the inspired and inerrant word of God. We hold that salvation is by grace alone, through Jesus Christ alone by faith in him alone, and all for the glory of God.

Church of Jesus Christ

of Latter-day Saints

There are many opportunities for you to worship and fellowship with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Our sacrament meetings, at 9 and 11:30 a.m., provide an opportunity to worship the Lord Jesus Christ through the ordinance of the sacrament, music and messages prepared by fellow congregants. Following each sacrament meeting, you can attend a Sunday school class. There are classes for every age group, that all focus on increasing our knowledge of our Savior, Jesus Christ, through the study of the scriptures. Following Sunday school class, join us as we meet in smaller groups to focus on the individual needs of men, women, youth and children as followers of Christ. During the week, we have even more opportunities to gather. On Tuesdays at 7 p.m., college-age young adults meet for gospel study. We also have a Cub Scout pack, a group for girls ages 8-11, a group for young women ages 12-18, two Boy Scout troops, a group for young men ages 12-18, a women’s book club meeting, a crafting group and much more. Each meeting is a chance to be uplifted and strengthened. We welcome you to join us as we strive to “Come unto Christ and be perfected in Him.”     

For information about our faith or our meetings, we encourage you to contact our full-time missionaries at 812-219-8578 or 812-219-8933, and visit www.mormon.org.

Please join us for these upcoming events:

On Aug. 11 a special program will be offered by Sister Hillary Newton. Sister Newton, a 2009 graduate of Terre haute South Vigo High School, served as a full-time Spanish-speaking missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Arizona Mesa Mission for 18 months. She then served a two-week humanitarian mission in Guatemala. The program is at 6:30 p.m. and there will be a question-and-answer segment. Refreshments will be provided.

At 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug.14, there will be an Eagle Scout Court of Honor for Ian Newton. Ian, a member of Troop 405 and a senior at Terre Haute South Vigo High School, helped design and organize the building of cornhole games for Happiness Bag. Included in his project were catapults adapted for those with physical disabilities to participate.

Barbour Avenue United Methodist Church

Barbour Avenue United Methodist Church is at 1401 Barbour Ave., Terre Haute. Join us in celebrating our church’s 115th birthday. We will be hosting three revival services over a two-day period: 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and 6 p.m. Monday. We will have refreshments following each evening service.

Shelburn First Baptist

You are cordially invited to the Shelburn First Baptist Church tomorrow for services. Our interim pastor, the Rev. Ron Riggs, will continue his series from 1 Peter 2:11-25, “Your Inner Motivation.” The Sunday school hour begins at 9 a.m., followed by worship at 10. During worship we have Route 56 and 252 for Kids. At 6 that evening, we will have the adult Bible study, discussing 1 John. Under the direction of Samantha and Dusty Tryon, the youth meet at the same time. A community dinner is offered at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Youth and adults meet at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Adults will begin a study of the 10 commandments. We are an American Baptist congregation and meet at the corner of Mill Street and U.S. 41. We can be reached at 812-397-5595 or online at www.fbcshelburn.com.

Rosedale Baptist

Rosedale Baptist Church is at Depot and Middle streets in Rosedale. The phone number is 765-548-2857, and the pastor is Randy McPike. Sunday worship service is at 9:30 a.m., Sunday school 10:30 a.m. The Sunday evening service is at 7. Wednesday prayer and Bible study is 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. There will be something new and different every month.

Saint’s Home Church

of God in Christ

The theme for Women’s Conference 2013 is “God’s Plan For Your Life.”

Are you in need of deliverance, healing or restoration? Are you in need of inviting Christ into your life to be your personal savior? If you have said yes to any of the above, please join us for the fourth annual Women’s Conference, Friday through Sunday at Saint’s Home Church of God in Christ.

The Friday night service will begin at 7:30. Speakers will be Mother Frances Davis (“Deliverance”), Sister Theresa White (“Healing”) and Prophetess Janet Stepter (“Restoration”).

Sunday service will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the speaker will be missionary Pam Shelton (“A Cross Experience”).

The church is at 2210 N. 13th St. in Terre Haute. For more information you may contact the church at 812-235-5252.

First Baptist

We invite you to join us for worship at 9:30 a.m. this Sunday. Pastor Bernie Jackson’s sermon topic will be “Holding On When Life Hurts,” with scripture text from Luke 22:39-45. Special music will be provided by the young adult ensemble, singing a Russell Mauldin arrangement of “Leaning On the Everlasting Arms.” Instrumental music will be presented by cellist Allen Keathley. A children’s story is included as a part of our worship every Sunday, and afterward children in grades K-3 are dismissed to children’s church. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. and we have classes for everyone, including nine adult class options. The First Link Hospitality Room is open before and after the worship service, providing a place where members and guests can enjoy freshly brewed Rex coffee, light refreshments and conversation. Preschool Sunday school and extended care is available throughout the morning.

Our Wednesday evening programming will resume on Aug. 21 and includes a church dinner at 5:45 p.m., followed by Bible study, choir rehearsal and activities for youth and children. Other upcoming events include: Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. we will have an ice cream social and sharing time for our youth group members who have recently spent a week at Quest, which is a National Youth Camp in Green Lake, Wis. Kids Hope Recognition Sunday will be on Aug. 25. Our small group ministry will resume in August and we are looking forward to our second Community Fellowship Day scheduled for Sept. 8.

First Baptist Church is an American Baptist congregation located at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Our ministry staff includes Bernie Jackson (Senior Pastor); Steve Newman (Associate Pastor for Music & Worship; John Campbell (Associate Pastor for Youth & Discipleship); Jill Kirchoff (Children’s Minister) and Gina Dorsett (Director, First Friends Pre-School). Further information is available at www.thfbc.org.

Emmanuel United Methodist

Join Emmanuel United Methodist Church for Sunday School (9:30 a.m.) and Worship (10:30 a.m.) this Sunday. We look forward to seeing you and your family.

Saturday Sept. 21, Emmanuel UMC will have a Craft/Vendor sale from 9 a.m.-3p.m. If you or anyone you know sells their own crafts or brands such as Longaberger, Avon, etc., contact the church office at 812-535-4215 for more information about renting booth space. We have 22 spaces available and are looking forward to filling every spot. This will be a Build Fundraiser for our Community Life Center. We will also have a concessions stand and door prizes that day, so if you don’t sell anything, make plans to come and begin your Christmas shopping.

Grace Community

Rev. Dr. Keith Gaddis is speaking this week. Rev Gaddis is a man after God’s heart. He is a long-time resident of Terre Haute, known and loved by many. He clearly communicates God’s desire for our lives today. Come and experience the difference Grace can make in your life. Visit www.gccth.org for more information.

The presence of God. The word of God. The love of God. This is what you will experience at Grace Community Church. We invite you to celebrate faith in God with us. Our worship begins at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. Grace is a safe place to experience and interact with God. Each Sunday we have Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. for people of all ages.

Our worship is a contemporary/traditional mix and led 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.

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. If you feel drawn to God in any way, Grace is a good place to be. If you need a prayer, use www.prayforyouinterrehaute.com.

We meet in the Gospel Assembly Church at 401 W. Springhill Drive in Terre Haute. It is just west of Debaun 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 www.gccth.org or call 217-251-4507.

Memorial United Methodist

Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 2701 Poplar St., 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, Aug. 11 for one of the following services. The Rev. Scott’s sermon will be “Let’s Argue this Out.” God is taking the people of Israel on and proclaiming that the time has come to settle the matter of thought, worship and iniquity. God says some pretty shocking and eye-opening things and makes some accusations against the people. God, then, says to them that it is time to “argue this out.” We read this and wonder about “those” people but is God actually speaking to us as well? Scripture: Isaiah 1:10-20 and Luke 12:32-40.

At 8:45 a.m. we have our traditional worship service. If you like to sing traditional hymns, 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. join us for our Fellowship and Refreshment Time.

At 10 a.m. 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 if 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 will meet Tuesday and Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. Now offering a “gentler” form of Tai Chi for Arthritis. Everyone is welcome.

The Knit Wits will be on Thursday at 1 p.m.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) meets the thirdrd Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. 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 call our church office at 812-234-0776, fax us at 812-235-3574 or visit www.umcmemorial.com.

Mount Pleasant United Methodist

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 E. Davis Drive, offers Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. with Sunday school classes beginning 10. Our north campus at 1075 N. Fruitridge Ave., offers Sunday school at 9 a.m. with the worship service following at 10. Both campuses host holy communion the first Sunday of the month.

Please note that our south campus is temporarily holding 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 for your convenience as well. Please 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.

If you want to grow in Christ and in your Christian faith we invite you 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. NOTE: Upward programs will take place at our North campus this year. Registration for basketball and cheerleading will begin soon.

South Campus Activities

An evening service called “6:35” is conducted 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 at 9:50 to 10:40 a.m. and 4:30 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 bi-monthly on Sundays from 4 to 6 p.m. from October to May beginning Oct. 7.

Boost, our Fall Wednesday midweek gathering, starts with dinner at 5:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Center and classes for all ages at begin at 6:30 p.m. Our 2013 session begins Sept. 4. We will still be hosting Boost at our South Campus.

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

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 Thursdays at 10 a.m. to help spread Christ’s message to our shut-ins and newcomers.

Upcoming concerts (at the South Campus):

Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. Miss Florence Eden Morris (playing solos on the violin, guitar, viola, piano and mandolin); Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. Open Heart Quartet; and Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. The Pfeifers (www.pfeifers.com).

For more information, call our South Campus at 812-232-4808 or North Campus at 812-232-2478.

You can also visit our new website at www.mountpleasantfamily.org, friend us on Facebook (Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church) and/or follow us on Twitter @Mt_PleasantUMC.

Central Christian

- Disciples of Christ

Our Youth Group are starting off the new school year with a Back to School lock-in this weekend. This group is open to middle school and high school youth. Now is a good time to think about joining the group and getting involved in this year’s activities and fun.

Christian Unity. Two words that — depending on your definition — can spark either friendly, heartfelt conversation or a debate that can turn rather ugly. Or perhaps these are two words you may believe are a complete myth. Which do you believe is the answer? Come and join the congregation at Central Christian Church as sermons based on the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Roman Christians comes to a close exploring this topic this Sunday. The sermon will be brought to us by Student Associate Minister, Dori Marshall. Join us Sunday at 9:30 a.m. A special time for the young church will be offered during the service. After worship we will gather for a fellowship time with doughnuts and drinks.

This is the last week Dori will be bringing the sermon to us as Rev. Zelensky returns from her sabbatical next Sunday. We truly appreciate the leadership and service that Dori and the Elders have provided during the Rev. Rebecca’s absence.

Sunday School for adults begins at 11 a.m. The Cornerstone Class is focusing on stories and themes from the Hebrew scriptures. Adult Bible Study is offered at the church on Mondays at 9 a.m. Sunday School for children does not meet in the summer, but resumes on Sept. 8.

We continue to sell fair trade coffee, tea, cocoa, and chocolate bars. The Disciples Men Group is selling handmade Disciples necklaces and keychains.

Our Active Adults group will meet for dinner on Friday at 6:30 p.m. They will meet at Tony’s Grill in Brazil. If you wish to attend, a sign-up sheet is at the church.

Mark your calendars for our 22nd annual Jonah fish fry at the church on Friday, Sept. 6. Our 10th annual Evening of Music and Chocolate will take place Nov. 9 at the church. These are both wonderful events each year.

Join us at 4950 E. Wabash Ave. The church office can be reached at 812-877-9959. Our church web site is www.cccthd

isciples.org.

First Congregational

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio St., invites you to join us on Sunday, Aug. 11, as the Rev. Carlson continues our study of the book of Acts. Throughout our study, we’ve learned about small events and deeds that changed the course of the world. On Sunday, with our reading in Acts 9, we find a few small characters, Aeneas and Dorcus, who remind us that the Gospel message is for all and there are no small errands in the kingdom of God. Join us as we continue delving into the Word and seeing how activities in the first century can teach us about life in the 21st century.

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. Friends are invited to help us fill the food barrel donations for the area Food Bank. Bring your non-perishable, non-breakable container food items.

Friends and members are invited to mark their calendar for Sept. 15 as we celebrate “Back to Church” Sunday with our annual Rally at the Park Church picnic.

First Congregational Church is a member of the National and Midwest Associations of Congregational Christian Churches. You can find us online at www.FirstChurchTH.org or on Facebook.

Seelyville United Methodist

Pastor Jack Diel and the Seelyville UMC family invite you to join us on Sunday, Aug. 11 for morning worship at 9:30 a.m. followed by a time of fellowship hosted by the Swansons and Edith Tucker. Sunday school classes begin at 10:45 a.m. with Nursery Care provided by Richard and Kristina Norton. Kid’s Hour continues from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster with helper Edith Tucker.

Scripture readings for this Sunday are Colossians 3:1-11 and Luke 12:13-21 with Donna Crowley serving as Liturgist. Special music will be presented by flutist Chelsea Linville accompanied by organist/pianist Jane Linville. Hymns are “Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above,” “Take My Life and Let It Be,” and “A Charge to Keep I Have.”

Pastor Jack’s sermon is titled “Are We Rich Toward God?” and questions if we live a “practical atheism” where we say we believe in God yet act as though our abundance and lives are not gifts from God.

The Prayer and Bible Study group meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13. New members are always welcome. Book Banter Buffet meets in the home of Donna Crowley on Wednesday, Aug. 14 with lunch and book discussion beginning at 12:30 p.m. This month’s book is “Call the Midwife” by Jennifer Worth, currently a popular PBS program series. Yoga continues at 5:30 p.m. and the Worship Team at 6:30, both on Wednesday.

Seelyville United Methodist Church is on the corner of U.S. 40 and Second Street in Seelyville. The church office phone number is 812-877-1868 with email contact at seelyvilleumc@frontier.com.