News From Terre Haute, Indiana

November 24, 2012

CHURCH BRIEFS: Nov. 24, 2012


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Independent Nazarene

Sunday at 3 p.m. the Rev. Marcus Dodrill will be preaching at the Independent Nazarene Church, 422 W. Cyrus St., Famersburg. The church is located immediately behind Farmersburg Elementary School.

Rev. Dodrill is pastor of Calvary Bible Wesleyan Church, in Plainfield. He also is general vice chairman of the International Conservative Holiness Association of which he and our church are members. The Rev. Dodrill is a very popular camp meeting speaker, and has preached extensively throughout the country. The Rev. Dodrill has oversight over the Farmersburg Independent Nazarene Church.

The Independent Nazarene Church began as a brand new church in January of 2011. Pastor Glendon Stroud cordially invites anyone to attend or visit. The church used to belong to the Friends Church which was vacated years ago. The buildings were bought from the Friends church by our guest speaker, and we are now a member of the International Conservative Holiness Association. The church has made thousands of dollars in repairs and improvements. God has blessed the church with good services and a growing congregation. For further information, please call the pastor at 812-599-0684.

Oregon Baptist

The church is an American Baptist Church, located at 11200 S. Carlisle St., 812-299-2112 Pastor: 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 “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 each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Fred Harrison leads us in morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening service is at 6 p.m. There are youth groups for PreK through high school Wednesday at 7 p.m. The PreK to 2nd grade are learning “Values to Grow By” this year using a series from Veggie Tales. The 2nd through 5th graders are “Traveling Route 66” (66 books of the Bible). Please join us as we learn more about God’s word, play games and have a snack.

Annunciation

Father John Hollowell and the parishioners of the church, 19 N. Alabama, in Brazil, welcome you to join them for mass Saturday at 4:30 p.m. or Sunday 8:30 a.m. Weekday masses are celebrated on 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 will be celebrated. For information about our parish please call the office at 812-448-1901.

St. Benedict Church

The parish community at 111 S. 9th St., celebrates mass Saturday at 5:30 p.m., and Sunday at 8:30 a.m., and 11 a.m. daily mass is celebrated each weekday with the exception of Wednesday at 12:05 p.m. Join us.

Religious Education classes for our elementary grades are from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Sunday mornings. Our Freshman Religious Education class and Sophomore/Junior Confirmation classes meet from 5 to 6:45 p.m. on Sunday. The seniors are meeting monthly. For more information about our parish services or programs, please call the office at 812-232-8421.

St. Joseph University Parish

St. Joseph University Parish, 113 S. 5th St., invites you to celebrate mass with us this weekend. Mass is at 5 p.m. Saturday. Sunday masses are 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weekday mass is celebrated at 5:15 p.m. For more information about our services or programs please call the parish office at 812-232-7011.

Grade school and middle school religious education classes are from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. on Sunday. For more information about grade school/middle school religious education contact Elizabeth Davis at reled@stjoeup.org. Our high school faith formation classes are on Sunday evenings from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information at jummp.youthminister@gmail.com.

If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, seeking to grow in your spiritual life, or exploring membership in the Catholic Church, The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, RCIA, is the place for you. It is a learning experience that will change your life offering new meaning and new direction. Sessions are held weekly on Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Contact Donna McKenzie at adultfaith@stjoeup.org for more information.

St. Joseph University Parish has cookbooks for sale just in time for the upcoming holidays. Proceeds from the sale of “Feeding the Flock,” a cookbook to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the church, will be donated to the Samaritan Food Pantry and Catholic Charities Foodbank. The cookbooks are $10 and can be purchased at the following locations: Baesler’s office — located in the middle of the store, Clabber Girl — contact Linda Forsythe, First Financial Bank — contact Sally Whitehurst, Nancy’s Downtown Mall — contact Donna Scarbrough or Nancy; St. Joseph’s church office; Boo’s Crossroad’s Café; and The Gathering in Sullivan.   

The parish serves Indiana State University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology while also welcoming the students of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and Ivy Tech. Catholic Campus ministry strives to be the life-giving presence of Christ within the academic community. The Giving Tree project at the parish will be spearheaded by campus ministry again this year. We collected 350 toys for the Christmas House last year and hope to increase that number this year. For more info go to: www.campusmin.stjoeup.org.

St. Margaret Mary

The parish community invites you to join us for weekend mass Saturday at 4 p.m., or Sunday at 11 a.m. You are also invited to the celebration of a Spanish mass each Sunday at 2 p.m. We are located at 2405 S. 7th St. For more information about our parish or any of our programs, please call the parish office at 812-232-3512.

Religious education for grades Pre-K through 8 is Sunday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at dwenstrup@smm-terrehaute-in.org. High school religious education classes are at the Moran Center located at St. Patrick School on Sunday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information at jummp.youthminister@gmail.com. Adult Faith Formation continues with Sunday morning Bible Study, Revelation, from Great Adventure Bible Study series with Jeff Cavins. Group meets in the parish office building on Sunday from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m.  

St. Mary’s Village Church

Sister Joan Slobig, S.P., parish life coordinator and the parish community of the church invite you to join us for liturgy Sunday morning at 9 a.m. If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith or exploring membership in the Catholic Church contact Sr. Joan Slobig, S.P. for information about the RCIA, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults at the parish office 812-535-1261.

St. Patrick

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

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. 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.

Sunday morning religious education classes for grades Pre-K through 8 meet from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in the Moran Center.  For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at donna.wenstrup@saintpat.org. High school faith formation classes take place in the Moran Center on Sunday evenings from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information at jummp.youthminister@gmail.com.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

The parishioners of the church welcome you to celebrate mass with them at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Weekday mass is Thursday at 10:45 a.m. First Friday senior mass followed by lunch on the first Friday of each month begins at 11 a.m. We are located at 2322 N. 131⁄2 St.

Religious education classes for grades Pre-K through 8 meet Sunday 9 to 10:15 a.m. High school youth ministry classes begin at 5 p.m. Sunday. Adult Ministry continues the 24 week Great Adventure Bible Study be Jeff Cavins on Monday evenings. Jeff is recognized nationally and internationally as a great public speaker and Bible teacher. He communicates the Catholic faith at a level that everyone understands, taking theological truths and expressing them in a practical way. For more information, call the office at 812-466-1231.

Breakfast (Brunch) with St. Nick will be Sunday, Dec. 2, after the 10:30 a.m. mass. Bring a dish to share. Visit with your fellow parishioners, newcomers, and St. Nicholas while kids visit the Buying Room to shop for family gifts.

The new Hearts to Hand Outreach Ministry at Sacred Heart of Jesus parish is open for donations anytime. Greatest need this week is for food, bath soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toilet paper and diapers. Our goal for year’s end is 5,500 items so far we have collected 1,746 items. Religious education children are keeping a tally of donated items. Table of the Good Shepherd Food Pantry will receive all items donated. Pantry is open on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Pantry hours are 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. and 6 to 7:45 p.m. The 365 people served by the pantry are grateful for all we do to help. God bless you for your generosity.

Deanery Pastoral Center

Hospice of the Wabash Valley presents “Journeys” — a free bereavement support program that will meet once each week for six weeks on Tuesday mornings Nov. 6 - Dec. 18, 2012, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Meetings will be at the Terre Haute Deanery Pastoral Center (1801 Poplar St.). Session topics include: common reactions to loss, letting yourself grieve, managing the holidays/other difficult times, and steps which can help you heal. Participants will receive a bereavement workbook. You are welcome to attend, no matter where you are in your own grief journey. For information contact Sr. Mary Montgomery at 812-232-8400 or director@thdeanery.org. Jack Brockman from Hospice and Sr. Mary will be facilitating the group.

The Deanery Pastoral Center Resource Center lending library has a large selection of books and DVDs on the lives of the saints. November is an excellent month to learn about or review the story of your favorite saint. Come by the Center (1801 Poplar) to check out a good book or DVD.

Catholic Relief Service offers four Fair Trade programs: Handcrafts, Coffee, Chocolate and Fair Trade Fund. Fair Trade builds right relationships between buyers and sellers that are rooted in the principles of human dignity and solidarity. Fair Trade promotes the common good, advances economic justice, empowers disadvantaged people, connects us with the people who create the things we buy and cultivates global solidarity. There are seven ways you can get involved and support Fair Trade: visit www.crsfairtrade.org to learn more about Fair Trade; order Fair Trade materials from CRS and distribute them; buy Fair Trade products from one of CRS Fair Trade partners; host a Fair Trade event in your parish, office, school or community; join the Fair Trade Network and stay up-to-date on Fair Trade news, tell your friends about Fair Trade and what CRS is doing to promote it; donate to CRS Fair Trade Fund and help create new opportunities. For further information call CRS Fair Trade at 1-866-608-5978 or Sr. Mary Montgomery at 812-232-8400.

Centenary United Methodist

The congregation of Centenary, located at 301 N. Seventh St., in Terre Haute’s Arts Corridor and adjacent to Indiana State University, welcomes you to our beautiful 146 year old church. We invite you to worship with us, Sunday, at 9:30 a.m. Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s sermon, “My Name Is Jesus and I Paid for This Ad: A Sermon on the Reign of Christ” (Luke 7: 36-50), and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and the Chancel Choir, directed by Erich Kendall, sing “Thanks to God” (by William Cain).

Fellowship in the church library will follow the worship service, 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), Brian Royer will teach and lead discussion on “Paul Evangelizes in Rome” (Acts 28: 23-31). At the same time, in the Cross and Flame Room, the Adult Discussion Group will continue their study of the Book of John.

Sunday school classes for children under the age of 3 and up through the 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 6-12) taught by Gail Hayes and Nancy Rogers. The theme for all classes on November 25 is Choose God.

On Sunday, at 7 p.m., the Big Questions discussion group for post-high school and college age students will meet at Centenary. The study topic for the Fall semester is Adam Hamilton’s book, “When Christians Get It Wrong.” Discussion topics are led by the Rev. Phyllis Peters.

Centenary’s “Study the Scriptures (from Genesis to Revelation)” meets Mondays, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. The Rev. Phyllis Peters is leading this special Bible study.

The 7th Cents Youth Group, students from middle school and high school classes, meets at Central Presbyterian Church from 6 to 7:30 p.m., each Sunday. Interested students are welcome to become a member of the group. On Sunday, Nov. 25, the Youth Group will not meet because of Thanksgiving Break.

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 on Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to noon.

If you are interested in the Chancel Choir, come and join our rehearsals Sunday mornings from 8:30- to 9:15 a.m. Contact the church office at 812-232-2319 if you are interested in participating in any of the activities listed above or in our very active women’s ministries.

Peniel United Methodist

The church is located at Kennedy Crossing Road, Brazil

Some turkey left-overs are still in the refrigerator, but we are thankful to have that problem. This evening at 6 p.m. will be Family Night with a pitch-in dinner and the church will be decorated for Advent. The annual Clothing Christmas tree will be among the decorations. It is decorated with socks, mittens hats etceteras. for the school children in Clay County. The congregation is always very generous with this project.

Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. will be Ladies Advent Tea. If you haven’t signed up for hostess duties and wish to do so, contact Martha Nicosia at 812-877-7704.

Choir practice will be Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.

Boxed meals and canned meats are on the list needed by the Food Pantry in Brazil. They will gladly except other items that you might have on hand.

The Scripture for this Sunday is from St. John 18:33-37. Pastor Pippin’s message is King of Kings Forever and Ever. For more information, contact Pastor Pippin at 812-443-8489.

This family oriented church invites each and everyone to their services. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. with church at 10:45 a.m.

Unity Presbyterian

Worship service at 1207 E. Springhill Drive is 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. Our Pastor is Linda Peters. Her sermon, “The Kingdom of Truth,” based on Psalm 93 and John 18:33-38. Bible Study, 9:30 a.m., Sunday school class following A “Moment with the Children.” Child care is available during worship. Join us for coffee and fellowship following the service.

Amie Ellison is our choir director, Andrea Marlow is our organist. Choir rehearsal is every Thursday, 7 p.m. and every Sunday 10 a.m. For the month of November, Unity will pray for Dubuque Theological Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa., and this week, Leavenworth Community Presbyterian Church, Leavenworth, blessings to all who volunteer, staff members, bus drivers, administrators and students at Sugar Grove Elementary School.

We also have an outdoor sanctuary you may visit for quiet reflection at any time. All are welcome. Church office 812-299-2206, our website: www.unitythin@gmail.com.

Join us for Potluck and Praise each Thursday 6 p.m. Church office 812-299-2206.

Maple Avenue United Methodist

The church welcomes all to worship with us this Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Pastor, David Rockhill will deliver Sunday’s message titled “The Ruler of The Kings” which will incorporate scripture Rev. 1:4-8. Jesus is a king who loves us, frees us, and calls us to serve. Sunday school classes for all ages will meet at 9:30 a.m. During the 10:30 a.m. worship service children are invited to attend Junior Church with our Sunday morning youth coordinator, Mrs. Sarah Dyer and assistants. We offer free transportation to and from the 10:30 a.m. worship service. If you would like a ride to church, please call the church office before noon Fridays during the week. We will be happy to pick you up and bring you to church. You may call the church at 812-232-7263. We hope you will join us for this inspirational worship service.

The church offers many programs for adults and children alike. Programs available to all include: GED Classes, Adult Basic Education Classes, After School Tutoring (Grades 1-5), After School Open Gym, (Grades 1-5), Daycare, Preschool. Music Programs Include: The Chancel Choir, Summer Dinner Theatre Productions, Spring Cabaret, Christmas and Easter Cantatas with Orchestra and Children’s Choir. Missions and service opportunities include: Prayer Chain, Operation Classroom, Penny Drive for Lebanon Children’s Home, United Campus Ministries, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, Habitat for Humanity, and 14th & Chestnut Community Center. There is something for everyone at Maple Avenue UMC and we hope you will join us for an inspirational worship service. For more information, check us out on the web at www.gbgm-umc.org/maple_ave_umc.

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation

The church is located at 1875 Fruitridge Ave. Our regular service is each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Nov. 25 is Guest At Your Table Sunday presented by the Rev. Jennie Barrington.

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee [The UUSC] is the Social Action branch of the UUA. The UUSC provides support, education, training, and solace around the world, including for Humanitarian Crises, Civil Liberties, Economic Justice, and Environmental Justice, especially for women, children, and peoples who are underserved. This Sunday the Rev. Jennie and the Social Action Committee will lift up the many ways even a small donation to the UUSC makes a life-changing difference on foreign shores.

Also this Sunday at 9:15 a.m. we invite you to join Our Adult Education Group, The Rationalist Free Thinkers Discussion Group, led by Dr. Ed Warner. They will meet in the library. This week their topic of discussion will be: Scientology (continued)

Children’s Religious Education begins at 10:50 a.m. — There are two groups, youth ages 5 to 9 and Tweens, ages 10 and up. Childcare for younger children is provided for the entire service.

We welcome everyone to Unitarian Universalist Congregation. We invite you to come get to know us. Our regular service is each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. We have disabled access, and can provide large print bulletins and hearing assistance devices if needed. We also provide childcare for young children. We can be reached by phone at 812-232-1193 or visit our Website: www.terrehauteuu.org.

Central Presbyterian

The church, 125 N. 7th St., will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Davis’ sermon, entitled “Alpha and Omega,” will be based on Rev. 1:4b-8, in which John of Patmos greets the churches of Asia Minor and introduces his revelation. During the worship service, we will celebrate the sacrament of baptism of Sophia Spencer. Sophia’s baby shower, with cake and refreshments, will follow the worship service, downstairs in Fellowship Hall. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. On Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. everyone is invited to participate in “Hanging of the Greens,” when we will decorate the church for the Advent and Christmas seasons. The event, which includes a simple supper, decoration, and a brief devotional dedication, should conclude by 7:15 p.m. For more details call the church office 812-232-5049 or visit us online: www.thcpc.org.

Hulman Street Wesleyan

The staff and congregation of Hulman Street Wesleyan Church, located on the corner of 20th and Hulman streets in Terre Haute invite you to join us for worship on Sunday morning. Pastor Dan Willis will be bringing the Message. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening worship services begin at 6 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The youth also meet at 6 p.m. for an evening activity in the Gymnasium that is located next door to the church in the Family Life Center.

Wednesday evenings are packed with excitement at HSWC. The opportunities to grow in knowledge and service are endless. There is something for everyone beginning at 7 p.m.

Adults: In the church sanctuary — Dr. Bill Coker begins a new bible study in the book of Deuteronomy This week s lesson comes from chapter 5

In the Family Life Center — Dr. Dan Willis continues his Bible study with the young adults.

Youth: The youth, ages 6th grade through High School, meet in Family Life Center under the Leadership of Kier Hopkins- Smith and his team of sponsors. They are currently in the midst of a “Jesus Journey.” The youth have begun a new adventure called Fusion, 12 youth dedicated them selves to the program to go from a group of youth meeting to do fun things, to a group of youth meeting as a youth group and moving closer in their walk with Jesus.

Children: Team Kids meet in the Children’s Chapel in the Family Life Center. They are continuing in their “Walk Through the Bible.” Dinner is served on Wednesday for the children free of charge, from 6:15 until 6:45 weekly.

The Toddler-age children meet in the Busy Babies Class in the Family Life Center.

All services are finished by 8:15 p.m.

Reformed Presbyterian Church

The Terre Haute Reformed Presbyterian Church, a new congregation committed to the inspired and infallible Word of God, cordially invites you to join us for worship this Sunday. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:30 am. The regular adult class is studying the promises of God using the Joel Beeke/ James La Belle book Living by God’s Promises, while the college-age class is working through The pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges. Pastor Bill Roberts will preach on the theme of “The Supernatural Power to the Bible” from the book of II Timothy. Worship begins at 10:45 am and is followed by a fellowship meal to which all are invited to stay. The church meets at 1407 North 25th St. (corner of 25th Street and 5th Ave.). A nursery for children three and under is available during the worship service.

Rio Grande Full Gospel Church

Rio Grande Full Gospel Church, 10001 East Rio Grande Road, three and one-half miles east of Sandcut, at the Gallagher (Fontanet) Road, just prior to the railroad. We are a small family church, with Sunday School at 9 am and Sunday Services at 10:30. We also have a Wednesday morning Bible Study (free coffee and donuts) at 9am. Our website is at www.rgfg.org.

We invite all.

SW District Missionary Baptist

The SW District Missionary Baptist Association will be hosting its monthly forth (4th) Sunday Night Fellowship and Worship Services at Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 1935 Tippecanoe St., Terre Haute. The Services will begin at 7 p.m. Nov. 25, 2012. Everyone is invited.

Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church

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, located at 3050 East Davis Drive, offers Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with Sunday school classes beginning 10 a.m. Our north campus, located at 1075 North Fruitridge Ave., offers Sunday school at 9 a.m. with the worship service following at 10 a.m. Both campuses host Holy Communion the first Sunday of the month.

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.

South Campus Activities

An evening service called “6:35” is 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 a.m.-10:40 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. -6:30 p.m. and also Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. X-Treme Tweenz is a group for all fifth graders that meets bi-monthly Sundays from 4 to 6 p.m. from October to May beginning Oct. 7.

Boost, our 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. We host sessions twice a year. Our fall session is over. Our next session will be held in the spring.

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

On Dec. 13 at 7p.m., Ernie Couch & Revival, a southern gospel group, will perform in our sanctuary.

North Campus Activities

Mom2Mom meets the third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. with childcare provided. This group is ideal for making new friends and sharing parenting tips and ideas. Outings for moms and children will be planned.

The Noodle Club meets Mondays 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 Thursday at 10 a.m. to help spread Christ’s message to our shut-ins and newcomers. If you enjoy crafts, come on the first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. for Christian fellowship during origami and card making.

Mount Pleasant is connecting families and individuals with God and God’s family through Jesus Christ. For more information, you can call our south campus at 812-232-4808 or north campus 812-232-2478 or visit our website at www.mountpleasantfamily.org.

Rosedale Baptist Church

Rosedale Baptist Church, Depot and Middle St., Rosedale, 765-548-2857; Pastor, Randy McPike.

Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m., Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Sunday Eve Service 7 p.m., Wednesday Night Prayer and Bible Study 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.

Emmanuel UMC

We invite you to join us at Emmanuel United Methodist Church for fellowship at 9:15 a.m. and Sunday school beginning at 9:30 and for worship at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Colleen Harden. Also, join us for breakfast and prayer Friday at 7 a.m.

Hanging of the Greens service will be Sunday, Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. Please join us as we look forward to the Advent Season.

Looking ahead: Emmanuel UMC will celebrate our annual Ladies Soup and Salad Supper on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at 6 p.m. Please bring your favorite soup or salad and come to enjoy an evening of food, fellowship and wonderful music by the Maple Ave. UMC Chancel Choir. Everyone is welcome.

The church is at 6076 U.S. Hwy 150, West Terre Haute, IN 47885. 812-535-4218. Visit www.eumc.homestead.com.

First Baptist Church

We invite you to join us for worship this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. as Pastor Bernie Jackson concludes a nine part sermon series on Christian legacy. The topic for this week is “How Are You Affecting Other People?” with scripture text from Acts 9:26-30 and 11:25-26. The Sanctuary Choir will continue the Thanksgiving theme as they sing “I Thank You, Lord”, an anthem by Joseph Martin. Music will also be presented by Valli Howard and Julie Dugger as they play an oboe duet. A children’s story, which supports the scripture and sermon topic, is included each Sunday, after which children in grades k-3 are dismissed to Children’s Church. Pre-School Sunday School and extended care is available throughout the morning. The First Link Hospitality Center is provided before and after the worship service, providing a place for guests and members to enjoy light refreshments and conversation.

Sunday School is at 10:45 a.m. and we have classes for all ages, included nine adult classes. We have recently begun a new adult class for those persons who are seeking a place to connect through study and fellowship. We also provide classes for pre-schoolers, elementary, middle school, high school and college/young adult students.

Our annual Family Advent Night will be Sunday evening, beginning with a chili supper at 5 p.m. Following the meal, individuals and family units will have the opportunity to create an Advent Calendar, which can be taken home and enjoyed throughout the holiday season. All of the supplies for this project will be provided.

Other upcoming events include: Hanging of the Green Service on Dec. 2 at 6 p.m.; Christmas Vesper Service with the First Baptist Senior Singers on Dec. 9 at 5 p.m. and the Sanctuary Choir cantata “Let the Whole World Sing” on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 9:30 p.m. Our annual Candlelight Service is planned for Dec. 24 at 6 p.m.

First Baptist Church is affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, USA. We are located on Terre Haute’s eastside at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Our ministry staff includes: Rev. Bernie Jackson, Senior Pastor; Rev. Steve Newman, Associate Pastor-Music/Worship, Mr. John Campbell, Associate Pastor-Youth/Discipleship, Mrs. Jill Kirchoff, Children’s Minister and Mrs. Gina Dorsett-Pre-School Director. Further information regarding our church is available on the website at www.thfbc.org.

Memorial United Methodist Church

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, Nov. 25, 2012 for one of the following services. The sermon will be “A Ruler of Kings?” The introductory greeting in the Book of Revelation includes describing Jesus as the ruler of Kings. Was this done for flattery purposes or an accurate description of who Jesus is? If Jesus is the ruler of Kings, why do so few rulers bow to their King? Just one of the many questions we will ask about Jesus: A Ruler of Kings this week.

Scripture: John 18:33-37 and Revelation 1:4b-8.

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. please join us for our Fellowship and Refreshment Time.

At 10 a.m. please 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 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.

The Sewing Stitches will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 10-2 p.m.

Tai Chi with Rebecca Graves meets every Tuesday and Friday from 3-4 p.m. Now offering a “gentler” form of Tai Chi for Arthritis. Everyone is welcome.

Nami (National Alliance on Mental Illness) meets the 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:30-8 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 877-9950.

For more information please call our church office at 812-234-0776, fax us at 812-235-3574 or visit our website at www.umcmemorial.com.

Trinity Lutheran Church

Please come and join us at our Worship Service time of 10 a.m. each Sunday morning at Trinity Lutheran Church located at 2620 Ohio Blvd., Terre Haute. Sunday School for all ages is available and starts at 9 a.m.

Coming up Nov. 25, the children in our congregation will be collecting Pennies for their Penny Power ministry during the Worship Service to help feed hungry children and others around the world through the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) World Hunger Organization.

Our Trinity Women Circle will also be collecting items appropriate for layettes to be used by Union Hospital for those new families who do not have the essentials they need. Sleepers, t-shirts, outfits, socks, bibs, receiving blankets, and diapers are needed in preemie and newborn (0-3 months) sizes. If you would like to contribute, please purchase your items and bring them to the Trinity Women’s Christmas Party on Dec. 5 or the church office by Dec. 23.

Our Trinity Women are also once again sponsoring the Angel Tree for Christmas. To participate in this ministry, please come and select an angel from the tree located in the Fellowship Hall after Nov. 18, and then buy an age appropriate gift, wrap or bag it, and bring it back to the tree. Please remember to attach the angel to the gift when you return it to the tree. Gifts may include clothing, games, puzzles, toys, school supplies, etc. These gifts will be used by those living in the CODA safe house for Christmas or other times of the year as needed. All gifts need to be returned to the Angel Tree by Dec. 18.  

From the Caribbean to the northern Atlantic coast of the United States, millions of people have evacuated their homes and communities due to Hurricane Sandy.

We need your help. The ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) is a leader in disaster response and Trinity Lutheran Church is a member of the ELCA. Working through our local affiliates and global church partners; we stand ready to respond. Your gifts will help our church meet the immediate needs of those affected by providing food, water and shelter. And we will continue to help for as long as we are needed.

Please give today. Your gift, designated for “Hurricane Sandy,” will be used entirely — 100 percent — in response to this disaster. You can designate your gift for Hurricane Sandy — where the need is greatest, or you can donate gifts specific to the United States or Caribbean. Thank you.

Gifts may be given through our congregation or send your check directly to: ELCA Disaster Response, 39330 Treasury Center, Chicago, IL 60694-9300 write “Hurricane Sandy” or “Where Needed Most” on your check’s memo line.

For more details concerning Trinity Lutheran Church or our ministries, please call 812-232-7628.

Seelyville UMC

Pastor Jack Diel and the Seelyville UMC Family invite you to worship with us on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care will be provided by Connie Atkinson and Jo Phillips, and a time of fellowship and refreshment will begin at 10:45 a.m. with Diana Maher as Hostess. Kid’s Hour continues from 9:30-10:30 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster. Children from age 5-12 are encouraged to attend.

The sermon for November 25th is titled “The Reign of Christ” which will focus on the nature of the reign. Scripture readings are from Revelation 1:4b-8 and John 18:33-37. Liturgist for this Sunday is Mary Wade, and Kevin and Michelle McCrea will present the special music. Jane Linville is the organist/pianist for this Sunday as we sing “Rejoice, the Lord is King,” “O God Beyond All Praising,” and “Bring Forth the Kingdom.”

The traditional “Hanging of the Green” will begin at 4 p.m. as we decorate the church for the Advent season. A light supper and informal service will follow in Fellowship Hall. Come help us prepare for Christmastime. The Agape Group will meet on Monday, November 26 at 2:30 p.m. in the home of Edith Tucker. This group, led by Pastor Jack, studies the Sunday morning scripture lessons. Webelos 2 meets at the church at 6 p.m.

On Tuesday, November 27, the Prayer and Bible Study group meets at 10 a.m. followed by the New Member Exploration Class at 11 a.m. Scouting activities continue on Tuesday at 6 p.m. for Webelos 1 and Wolves. Tigers and Bears also meet at 6:30 p.m.

Begininning Yoga with instructor Trudy Newton continues on Wednesday, November 28 at 5:30 p.m.

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

First Congregational Church

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio in Terre Haute, invites you to join us this Sunday, November 25th, as we wrap up our sermon series, “Walking with God” with the sermon “Love Story.” The entirety of scripture is one long love story from God to us. The Old Testament builds to the remarkable story of Jesus in the New Testament. Join us as we revisit the journey we have taken through our Old Testament study and remind ourselves of the gifts God gives to each of us as we walk with Him through our days.

We will have a Congregational Meeting on the 2013 budget after the 10:30 service on Sunday, November 25th. Immediately after this meeting we will share in the Hanging of the Greens and a carry-in luncheon.

Church services are at 8:30 (meditative) and 10:30 (traditional) each Sunday morning. There is a staffed nursery during the 10:30 service. Children’s Church is part of the 10:30 service and then children are invited to attend Sunday School.

First Congregational Church is a member of the National and Midwest Associations of Congregational Christian Churches, founded on the principles of “Faith, Freedom & Fellowship.” We believe that we can put those principles into action by welcoming everyone into the fellowship of this church family and by serving God, through Christ, in our community and the world. There’s a place here for you.

For more information, check us out on the web at www.firstchurchth.org or listen to our music and sermons at firstchurch.posterous.com.

New Life Beginnings

Sunday, November 25th at 10 a.m.

Teen Challenge-Peoria will be with us for worship and a time of tremendous testimony.

Come; hear the amazing things that God is doing! Teen Challenge is one of the most effective drug recovery programs in America, simply because moral development and spiritual development go hand-in-hand.

New Life Beginnings Church is at 1609 South 8th St., Marshall, Ill. Call 217-826-5433. Visit www.nlnbchurch.com.

The mission of Teen Challenge Illinois is to provide successful faith-based solutions to individuals of all ages who are dealing with life-controlling issues, such as drug and alcohol addiction.