News From Terre Haute, Indiana

December 8, 2012

CHURCH BRIEFS: Dec. 8, 2012


---- — CrossRoads Baptist

The church has a new home at 26063 Kasameyer Drive, in Dennison, Ill., located on Indiana/Illinois State line. Effective now, we will hold our Sunday worship services at this new address. Get there by taking U.S. 40 west from the Terre Haute courthouse to Robinson Road; turn left onto Robinson Road; just under I-70 turn right onto Kasameyer Drive. Follow road to church located beside the truck weigh station. If you are coming from the West on I-70, take exit 1 toward West Terre Haute; turn left at first intersection (old U.S. 40) to Robinson Road; continue directions from above.

Our Sunday worship services (EST) are as follows: Sunday school 9:30 a.m; Sunday worship service 10:40 a.m.; Sunday evening adult and youth 6 p.m. Our Awana and prayer meeting will be 7 p.m. Thursday, at Consolidated Elementary School, West Terre Haute.

We are a Bible believing, independent Baptist church with Walter D. Huyck, Jr., D.Min. as our Pastor. CrossRoads Baptist Church is a great commission church with a great commandment love that 1) Believes that the Bible is the inspired, inerrant, and infallible Word of God. We prefer and use the King James Bible. 2) Preaches the life changing Word of God through expository preaching to rightly divide the Word of God. 3) Worships in a blended service that uses the good old hymns, heart-felt worship songs, and encourages people to use their talents in our worship services. 4) Encourages people to serve our Lord Jesus Christ in His kingdom work through a variety of ministry teams. We believe that born again Christians ought to sacrificially serve the Lord Jesus Christ. 5) Seeks to purposefully reach the unsaved around us through personal soul-winning and provides dynamic training to equip our membership. 6) Endeavors to disciple its membership through a one-on-one mentoring program that provides mentorship and a sense of accountability.

Check out our website at Pastor Walt can be reached at 812-230-2001 or his website at

Christ United Methodist

The church, located at 221 S. Sixth St., in West Terre Haute, will have their annual Christmas in God’s House from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8. Children up to age 12 can enjoy a Christmas story, make a craft, purchase gifts for family and friends and then wrap the gifts. Afterwards, kids can get a picture taken with Santa and enjoy punch and cookies. Adults can wait in the fellowship hall while the kids shop and if they want browse the candy shop and also enjoy punch and cookies. The event is free except for the gifts which are 50 cents each and the candy purchased from the candy shop.

Victory Baptist

Are you missing loved ones or are they living far away? Let us take you to a place where you can enjoy Christmas anew through music.

At 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Dec. 9, the choir of Victory Baptist Church, in Clinton, will present, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” Victory’s choir will provide an encore presentation of this program at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Seelyville. This wonderful service of old and new Christmas favorites and new praise songs features soloists Kevin Fleetwood, Hope Fleetwood, Shawna Bahlmann, Brandon Wallace, and Ellen Hamand. Victory Baptist Church, 133 S. Washington St., Clinton (Fairview Park), is directly across Hwy 63N from South Vermillion High School. If you’re searching for a church home, we offer Sunday school at 9:15 a.m., morning worship 10:30 a.m., evening worship (AWANA and Teen Program) at 6 p.m., Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome! For details, call Pastor Larry Snyder at our church office, 765-832-1973.

Rio Grande Baptist

Please join us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and morning service at 10:30 a.m. We worship with traditional hymns, contemporary praise songs, a children’s message given by Pastor Matt Larimer. Children and youth are invited to attend classes during the sermon. We offer Bible study and prayer time at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

There are many ways to get involved in service at Rio Grande. We actively support area ministries such as Lighthouse Mission, as well as the surrounding community. Currently we are accepting donations for the Retired Ministers and Missionaries Offering. This offering supports those who have devoted their lives to God’s service by providing emergency assistance in a time of need, and a “thank you” check at the end of each year. In 2011, RMMO provided “thank you” checks to more than 3,300 retired workers.

The church, 4411 E. Rio Grande Ave., Terre Haute, at the corner of Erickson and Rio Grande. Please visit our website at or e-mail at

Shelburn First Baptist

The church invites you to our Sunday service. In our second week of Advent, our message is “The Song of Mary” based on Luke 1:46-56. Our contemporary service has a wonderful praise band that leads us in worship at 10 a.m. Other activities include Sunday school at 9 a.m., Route 56 for children at 10:20 a.m., and evening Bible study and youth group at 6 p.m. At 5:30 p.m. Tuesday a community kitchen is offered for everyone, and at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday the adult Bible and Youth Bible studies are offered. Our American Baptist congregation is located at 520 W. Mill St. phone number is 812-397-5595, and our email is The Rev. Ron Riggs is interim pastor and Mr. & Mrs. Dusty Tryon lead our youth.

New Jerusalem Baptist

Celebration of the Rev. and Mrs. Terrance M. Russell’s 6th pastoral anniversary on Dec. 9, 2012. Two services for the day: at 11 a.m. our guest will be New Jerusalem Baptist Church of Indianapolis, with the Rev. Joe Clark, pastor. At 4 p.m. our guest will be Zion Hope Baptist Church of Indianapolis, with the Rev. Anthony (Tony) MeGee Jr.


Father John Hollowell and the parishioners of the church, 19 N. Alabama St., in Brazil, welcomes you on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. or Sunday 8:30 a.m. Weekday masses are celebrated at 5:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and 9 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. At 5:30 p.m. Tuesday a Latin mass will be celebrated. For information about our parish programs or services please call the office at 812-448-1901.

St. Benedict

The parish community, located at 111 S. Ninth St. celebrates mass on Saturday evening at 5:30 p.m., and Sunday morning 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 elementary grades are from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Our Freshman Religious Education class and Sophomore/Junior Confirmation classes meet from 5 to 6:45 p.m. on Sunday evening. The seniors are meeting monthly and have a Christmas party on Dec. 9. Our high school youth will assemble and deliver Christmas baskets on Dec. 16 and 17. Contact Janet Roth for more information. For more information about parish services or programs please call the office at 812-232-8421.

St. Joseph University Parish

St. Joseph University Parish, 113 S. Fifth Street, invites you to celebrate mass with us this weekend. Mass is at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Sunday masses are at 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 Our high school faith formation classes are held on Sunday evenings from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information at

Join us on Sunday, Dec. 16 for an inspiring day at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, Ill. Day will include mass, Way of Lights display and buffet dinner. Cost is $75.00. Boarding at St. Joseph University Parish at 7:30 a.m. and return around 11 p.m. To register call the parish office.

St. Joseph University Parish has cookbooks for sale. 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 can be purchased at: 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; Boo’s Crossroad’s Café; The Gathering in Sullivan and St. Joseph’s parish office.

The parish serves Indiana State University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology while also welcoming the students of St. 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 go to:

St. Margaret Mary

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

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

St. Mary’s Village Church

Sr. Joan Slobig, S.P., Parish Life Coordinator and the parish community invite you to join us for liturgy at 9 a.m. Sunday morning. 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 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. For information 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.

Sunday morning religious education classes for grades Pre-K through 8 meet from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m., in the Moran Center. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at High school faith formation classes are held in the Moran Center 5 to 6:30 p.m. on SundaysContact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information at

 Sacred Heart of Jesus

The parishioners welcome you to celebrate mass with them at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Weekday mass is 10:45 a.m. Thursday. 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. 13th. St.

Religious education classes for grades Pre-K through 8 meet 9 to 10:15 a.m. Sunday. Our Freshman Religious Education class and Sophomore/Junior Confirmation classes meet from 5 to 6:45 p.m. Sunday. The seniors are meeting monthly and have a Christmas party on Dec. 9. Baskets will be assembled and delivered on Dec. 16 and 17. Contact Janet Roth for more information. Adult Ministry continues the 24 week Great Adventure Bible Study by Jeff Cavins on Monday evenings. Cavins is recognized nationally and internationally as a great public speaker and Bible teacher. For more information call the office at 812-466-1231.

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. Table of the Good Shepherd Food Pantry will receive all items donated.

Deanery Pastoral Center

Hospice of the Wabash Valley presents “Journeys” — a free bereavement support program that will meet once each week for six weeks at 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday mornings, Nov. 6 through Dec. 18. 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. For information contact Sr. Mary Montgomery at 812-232-8400 or Jack Brockman from Hospice and Sr. Mary will be facilitating the group.

Riley Bible Church

We are located two doors down from the Dollar General in the Riley Square 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. Prayer and Bible Study starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday with regular prayer and Bible study.

Currently, Pastor Hodge is teaching through the book of Romans on Sunday mornings.

The 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 principle 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 @RileyBibleChurch.

Oregon Baptist

Sermon for Sunday is The Package; Scripture Luke 2:1-7.

The church is an American Baptist Church located at 11200 S. Carlisle St., (812) 299-2112 Pastor: Fred Harrison.

While traditional in most ways, we seek to adopt ministries that reach people in an ever changing culture. We are a friendly family congregation.

Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. each 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 at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. There is also youth groups for PreK through High School at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Pre-K 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).

St. Mark United

Church of Christ

You are invited to attend Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m. at the church, 475 S. Fruitridge Ave. This Sunday our bell choir will be playing “Bells of Christmas Morning.” The Rev. Teresa Higus will be preaching a sermon, “Prepare the Way” based on Luke 3:1-6. Our children’s Christmas program will be Sunday, Dec. 16 at the 9:30 worship service.

At 4 p.m. all who would like to go Christmas caroling will gather at the church. Caroling will be followed by a soup supper at 5:30 p.m. Please bring either chicken noodle or beef vegetable soup to combine in a common pot.

On Tuesdays our Merry Stitchers meet from 1 to 3 p.m. to knit or crochet prayer shawls. On Wednesdays our Sewing Gals meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to make blankets.

Call the church office if you have any questions at 812-232-8000, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Unity Presbyterian

Worship service at 1207 E. Springhill Drive is 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. Second Sunday of Advent with a theme of Joy. Our Pastor is Linda Peters. Her sermon, “Prophets of Peace?” based on Luke 1:67-80 and Luke 3:1-6. 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.

Sunday we will have a Choir Concert during worship.

On Dec. 14 and 15, we would like to invite you and will hosts the Terre Haute South Vigo Madrigal Dinner Performance, 6:30 p.m. each evening.

Amie Ellison is our choir director, Andrea Marlow is our organist. Choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. every Thursday and at 10 a.m. every Sunday. For the month of December, we will pray for Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky., and Lexington Presbyterian Church, Lexington, Ind., this week, blessings to all who volunteer, staff members, bus drivers, administrators and students at West Vigo 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:

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

St. Stephen’s Episcopal

On Sundays, Dec. 9 and 16, the Rev. Don Jones will celebrate Holy Eucharist and preach at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday school meets at 9 a.m.

At 9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, a service of Advent Lessons and Carols will be held. The Rev. Deborah Veach will officiate. The annual Greening of the Church will follow with a pitch-in luncheon.

On Christmas Eve, the Rev John Gedrick will celebrate Holy Eucharist and preach at 9 p.m.

The Sunday service at 9 a.m. on Dec. 30 will be Christmas Lessons and Carols, with the Rev. Deborah Veach officiating.

Centenary United Methodist

The Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore and the congregation of the church, 301 N. Seventh St., welcomes you. We invite you to worship with us at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Hear the Christmas Cantata, “Silent Was the Night” (by Lani Smith and the Rev. William H. Privette), sung by the Chancel Choir and directed by Erich Kendall, and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery.

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), Bill Dando will teach and lead discussion on “One in Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 2: 11-22). 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.

At 7 p.m. Sunday, 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 Bible study. And from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, a special Advent Bible study, led by the Rev. Peters, has begun on the birth of Christ as recorded in the four Gospels.

The 7th Cents Youth Group, a combined Central Presbyterian and Centenary U. M. Church group of students from middle school and high school classes, meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. each Sunday. This Sunday the Youth Group will meet at the church.

An upcoming event is the Children’s Christmas Program which will be presented during the 9:30 a.m. worship service, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012.

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 from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. on Sunday. Contact the church office at 812-232-2319.

Emmanuel Baptist

The church at 8750 Wabash Ave., Seelyville, is hosting a choir from Victory Baptist Church, Clinton. “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” will be presented at 6 p.m. Sunday and will be followed by refreshments in the fellowship hall. Soloists include: Kevin Fleetwood, Hope Fleetwood, Shawna Bahlmann, Brandon Wallace, and Ellen Hamand. If you are missing loved ones or they are far away, let us take you to a place where you can enjoy Christmas anew through music. There will be congregational songs of old favorites and new praises. Join us on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. for Sunday school and 10:45 a.m. for worship, and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Please call pastor Chuck McMichael at the church office, 812-877-4935 for details. Everyone is invited! Bring a friend.

Peniel United Methodist

The church, at Kennedy Crossing Road, in Brazil, is in Christmas splendor to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Our “Clothing Christmas Tree” is loaded with socks, hats, gloves etc. to keep the little ones warm.

Practice is under way for the Christmas program at 7 p.m. on Dec. 23 in the church. There will be Family Communion from 3 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 24.

Scripture for this Sunday is from St. Luke 2:8-20. “Joy: For All People” will be Pastor Pippin’s message. Personal items are on the list for the Food Pantry.

Join us for Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. followed by church services at 10:45 a.m. For more information, contact Pastor Pippin at 812-443-8489.

Reformed Presbyterian

The church, a new congregation committed to the Word of God, cordially invites you to join us for worship this Sunday. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. The regular adult and college-age classes are studying through the book of I Peter. Pastor Bill Roberts will preach on the theme of “Paul’s final testimony” from the book of II Timothy. Worship begins at 10:45 a.m. and is followed by a fellowship meal to which all are invited to stay. The church meets at 1407 N. 25th St. (corner of 25th Street and Fifth Ave.). A nursery for children 3 and under is available.

First Unitarian

Universalist Congregation

 The church is at 1875 Fruitridge Ave. Regular service is at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday. At 10:30 a.m. this Sunday, our service will be: Holiday Thoughts and Memories. This service requires audience participation! Please come ready to share your memories, stories and traditions from the holiday season.

There will be no sermon — we will take time to listen and share and learn a little more about each other. This will be an intergenerational program: no RE today.

Also at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, 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: Romney’s Mormonism Revisited

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.

Our regular service is at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday. We also provide childcare for young children. We can be reached by phone at 812-232-1193 or visit our website:

 Memorial United Methodist

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

Please join us at 10 a.m this Sunday for one service. The message will be “The Inn Caper” Children’s Christmas Program. Sureluck and Watstein have observed some odd happening around Bethlehem and they are out to find clues to what is going on. Will they figure out what happened in the barn behind the Inn? It is really “elementary”! The original idea was written in 1988 as a part of a Children’s Cantata. The Rev. Johnson reworked this musical, added material, and wrote the play we have today.

Come before the service at 8:45 a.m. and join us for Sunday school and Holiday crafts for all ages.

 At 11:30 a.m., following the service, please join us for a catered dinner in the fellowship hall. Please bring a dessert or salad to share using the last letter of your first name to determine what you are to bring. A-M please bring a dessert. N-Z please bring a salad.

The Sewing Stitches meet on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Knit Wits meet on Thursday at 5 p.m.

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

Nami (National Alliance on Mental Illness) meets the third 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 please call our church office at 812-234-0776, fax us at 812-235-3574 or visit our website at

Central Presbyterian

 The church, at 125 N. Seventh St., will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. The choir and instrumentalists will be performing their Christmas cantata, A Child This Day, by Benjamin Harlan, directed by Dr. Mark Carlisle. Pastor Davis’s homily, “Song of Zechariah,” will be based on Luke 1:68-79, in which the father of John the Baptist prophesies how his son will announce God’s salvation. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. At 7 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary, the Terre Haute Youth Symphony presents its winter concert. At 10 a.m. Tuesday the Women’s Bible Study will meet at the home of Susan Moulton. At 1 p.m. Tuesday, Celebrating Life will meet for a program and refreshments presented by Cheryl Moles. Innovation Generation meets at the church at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. For more details, call the church office (812) 232-5049 or visit us online:

Hulman Street Wesleyan

The staff and congregation of the church, at 20th and Hulman streets, 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. 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 weeks lesson comes from chapter five.

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 the 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.

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 to 6:45 p.m. weekly.

We will have a holiday carry-in dinner this Sunday immediately following morning worship. On the Dec. 16, we will be going caroling. If you desire more information on activities please call the church at the number listed below.

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

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

Bus services are available to all of the worship services, please contact the church office to arrange your transportation needs. 812-242-9556 or information on up coming events.

Central Christian Church

- Disciples of Christ

Our Sunday worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome to join us. The church is an open and affirming congregation. On the second Sunday of Advent we will celebrate our theme of Everlasting Light through a service of music, candle lightings, and special readings. A special time with the Rev. Zelensky will be held for the Young Church. Nurserycare is provided during the service. After worship we will gather for a fellowship time with donuts and drinks.

Immediately following worship we will have a congregational meeting to approve the 2013 operating budget. All members and friends are encouraged to attend.

Sunday school will begin at 11 a.m. Our Cornerstone Class is focusing on stories and themes from the Hebrew scriptures. Our Youth and Young Church continue practice during the Sunday school hour for their Christmas Pageant to be held on Dec. 16. An adult Bible study is held at 9 a.m. each Monday with the Rev. Zelensky. This group meets at the church.

At noon Sunday our Christian Kids Church will meet for their Christmas Party with pizza, holiday treats, and other activities. They meet at the church until 1:30 p.m. Our Youth Group will meet from noon to 2 p.m. They will be Christmas shopping and wrapping gifts for those less fortunate with money they have earned. Our elders will meet Sunday at noon for a time of prayer, study, and fellowship.

Our annual Progressive Dinner begins at 4 p.m. Sunday. We will visit four homes with a dinner course being held at each location. Guests bring a dish to help the hosts. This is a time of good food, fellowship, and fun. Maps are available, and more information can be obtained from the church.

Our Chancel Choir blesses us each Sunday with their music ministry. All are invited to join, and practice is held at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday. They are preparing for the Christmas Pageant with the children.

On Thursday, Dec. 13 the women of the church will meet at Logan’s Ribeye Restaurant. Our annual Christmas dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. All women are welcome to join us. A sign up sheet is at the church. The evening will include an optional $5 gift exchange.

We invite members and friends to bring hats, mittens, and gloves for the our Mitten Tree for students at Fuqua Elementary School. If anyone would like to give a special gift for those in need, please see the list of items on our angel tree. We continue to sell Fair Trade coffee, tea, cocoa and chocolate bars.

God calls the church to be a welcoming and open faith community where Christian love, action, and discipleship unite.

Please join us at 4950 E. Wabash Ave. The church office or our minister, the Rev. Rebecca Zelensky, can be reached at 812-877-9959. Our church web site is

South Side Church

of the Nazarene

On Sunday at 10:30 a.m. we will be having a Christmas Concert! “A Savior, A Song, and A Servant.” Come and join Morgan and Mark’s Christmas celebration as they sing songs of the season. Each year Morgan sings with father bringing the message that a new King has come so mankind can experience the true peace and love that only He can bring.

Mark plays a variety of instruments and incorporates many of them into each event. Guitar, banjo, dobro, fiddle and harmonica are a few instruments he brings to each concert.

Morgan brings her style of vocals to each “celebration” singing songs such as “Be Born In Me” and “Labor of Love” while Mark throws in traditional songs “Come Ring Those Bells” and “Mary Did You Know.”

Come on out for a great time of music and celebration for the true reason for the season — Jesus Christ.

 We are located on 1901 S. Fourth St. Any questions please feel free to call 812-235-4286, Pastor Kim I. Suits.

Mount Pleasant

United Methodist

 Aaron Wheaton, senior pastor, and Rick Swan, assistant pastor, along with the entire church 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 E. Davis Drive, offers Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. with Sunday school classes beginning 10 a.m. Our north campus, located at 1075 N. 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.

A special Christmas choral presentation will be at the south campus during both services this Sunday.

Christmas Eve services will be at 4 p.m. at the north campus and 7 p.m. at the south campus.

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. Soccer registration will be at the North Campus at 6 p.m. on Dec. 12 and 18 and from 10 a.m. until noon. on Dec. 22.

South Campus Activities

An evening service called “6:35” is held at 6:35 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month. 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 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 next session will be held in the spring.

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

At 7 p.m. Dec. 13 , Ernie Couch and Revival, a southern gospel group, will perform in our sanctuary.

North Campus Activities

Mom2Mom meets the third Thursday of the month, 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 at 9 a.m. each Monday. This group is famous for its delicious pasta. Come join the group to hone in on your cooking skills. Our Care Group meets at 10 a.m. each Thursday to help spread Christ’s message to our shut-ins and newcomers. If you enjoy crafts, come at 10 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month for Christian fellowship during origami and card making.

The church 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

Rosedale Baptist

The church, located at Depot and Middle streets, in Rosedale, phone 765-548-2857, with Pastor Randy McPike.

Sunday worship service is 9:30 a.m., Sunday school is 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening service is 7 p.m., Wednesday Night Prayer and Bible Study meets at 7 p.m.

Every third Sunday of the month come and join us for our “New Youth Group Program.”

At 11:30 a.m. 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.

First Baptist

On the Second Sunday of Advent Pastor Bernie Jackson will continue the sermon series “The Songs of Christmas.” The topic for this week is “Magnify and Rejoice: The Song of Mary” with scripture text from Luke 1:46-56. Music will be presented by The First Baptist Senior Singers as they sing “Long Time Ago in Bethlehem” and instrumental music will be presented by violin soloist Nathan Dugger. A children’s story is included as a part of our worship each Sunday, after which children in grades k-3 are dismissed to Children’s Church. The theme for Children’s Church throughout the month of December is “Follow the Star.” The First Link Hospitality Center is available before and after the service, providing a place for guests and members to enjoy freshly brewed Rex coffee, light refreshments and conversation. Sunday school, with classes for all ages, is at 10:45 a.m. In addition to the classes that we provide for pre-schoolers, children and youth we also have nine adult class options, as well as several small group studies which meet during the week.

The First Baptist Senior Singers will present the cantata “Repeat the Sounding Joy” at 5 p.m. on Sunday. This service will be held in the church atrium, around the big Christmas tree and will include the music by the choir, as well as congregational carol singing. Following the service, there will be a soup and sandwich supper in Esken Hall.

Other upcoming events include: The Children’s Christmas Party at 6 p.m. on Dec. 12, The Sanctuary Choir Cantata “Let the Whole World Sing” on at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 16; church wide caroling to shut-ins at 5 p.m. Dec. 16, and the annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 6 p.m. Dec. 24.

The church is affiliated with the American Baptist Churches, USA and is located at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Our ministry staff includes: the Rev. Bernie Jackson-senior pastor; the Rev. Steve Newman-associate pastor, Music/Worship; John Campbell- associate pastor, Youth/Discipleship; Jill Kirchoff-Children’s Minister and Gina Dorsett-Pre-School director. Further information regarding our church is available on our website at

United Methodist Temple

United Methodist Temple meets every Sunday for worship. Lifting up the Word of God in every service, we enjoy liturgy, hymns and tradition in our 8:45 a.m. service, and utilize praise choruses in our second service at 11 a.m. Our vision is to know Christ, grow in Christ, and show Christ to all. We invite all to come and worship with us. Our mission: to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Puppet Theatre Dinner 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Come and join us for the Cowboy Christmas Puppet Dinner Theater. With the fine puppets of the Sowers of the Word led by Denise Bishop, we also will have a choir organized of Temple Preschool and United Methodist Temple children. A Chuckwagon meal of pulled pork will be provided. Tickets are $5 for children and $10 for adults. Proceeds will go to the education budget of UM Temple for work with children. This is great family fun with great food. Call 299-1898 to reserve your ticket, or stop by and get them at our offices at 5301 Hwy 41 South.

Utilizing the lectionary scriptures from Malachi 3:1-4, I Corinthians 1:3-6, and Luke 3:1-6, our theme for this Sunday will be Faith Quakes: Thriving with Faith. Change is all around us. While we tend to dissolve in fear, God shows us ways to repent and renew for the future. Ministry is not the job of the pastor, it is the joy of God’s people. We are most alive when we share our faith in God’s provision for the future. When we trust in God, unseen doors open, and new energies arrive to help us thrive. Grace happens as God fulfills His promise to finish what He has started.

Chancel Choir Practice: This Thursday our Temple chancel choir will be practicing for our Christmas Cantata, Canticle of Joy by Joseph Martin from 6 to 8 p.m. All are welcome to sing with us and we have opportunity for tenors and basses and all parts. Come and join us as we get ready to sing to God’s glory in one service at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 23.

Our Schedule:

Saturday (Today): 8 a.m. United Methodist Men will meet at Tony’s on Carlisle Road Saturday, Dec. 8. Contact Brad Brubaker for further information. 5 p.m. Cowboy Christmas Puppet Dinner Theatre. Join us for the Sowers of the Word puppet ministry and a children’s choir formed of TPS and UMT children. Get a great chuckwagon meal for $5 for children and $10 for adults.

Sunday — We Worship the Most High God

8:45 a.m. traditional exciting

10:15 a.m. Welcome Café and Sunday school for all ages

11 a.m. Informal praise;

Monday — 10:30 a.m. Holy (Christian Yoga) with Macy Kalb

noon to 2:15 p.m.  

Celebrate Recovery: Come and work on your habits, hurts, and hang-ups. For all of us, this is a great time of putting God first in everything.

Tuesday — 7 p.m. Psalms Study with Pastor Steve

Wednesday — UMW will meet for its final meeting for 2012. Lunch is at 12:30 pm in our fellowship hall, by our dedicated cooks, $7 payable at the door. Any woman is welcome to join us in this vital service organization.

-2:45 to 4:30 p.m. Kids Hope Party at Farrington Grove. Contact Jill Kuckewich to beome a mentor today! She can get you started before Christmas!

-6 p.m. Weight Watcher

-7:30 p.m. Holy (Christian Yoga)

Thursday — 10 a.m. Piecemakers Quilting Group  

Friday — 10:30 a.m. Holy (Christian Yoga)

Contact our office at 299-1898 to reach Margaret Fulsom, secretary/volunteer coordinator; Jill Kuckewich, Kids Hope Director and Music Director; Tante Robinson, Youth Team Leader; Doug Sperry, Organist and Pianist; Janet Friedrich, Temple Pre School Director; and Steve Cain, Pastor. Our website is: Rev. Steve Cain be reached at

New Life Fellowship

It’s the most wonderful time of the year -and we want to be sure you have an opportunity to participate in the awesome things happening at New Life. On Dec. 9 our youth and college students will bring “Wonderful Joy” at 6 p.m. — many special treats are in store featuring our youth choir, acoustic ensemble, and Elevation dramatic sign team. The following week, at 6 p.m. Dec. 16, the New Life Sanctuary Choir will bring an enjoyable collection of music to further prepare our hearts during this Christmas season. We invite you to worship with us at 10 a.m. Sunday mornings - we provide a dynamic Sunday School program for children ages 4 thru 11 in the Kidz Worship Center. Nursery services are provided for infants and toddlers through age three. Nueva Vida (services in Spanish) is at 1 p.m. each Sunday afternoon at the North Campus (1851 N. Chamberlain). Come be our guest — 7849 Wabash (East Glenn) —

Breden Memorial United Methodist Church

Second Sunday of Advent

Pastor’s Message: “What Does It Mean?”

Scripture Selection: Isaiah 60:1-2.

Our Sunday Worship is 9:30 a.m. Sunday School will follow immediately.

AA meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday

Ladies Prayer Group meets at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday

Grace Community Church

Do you need someone to pray for you? Does it seem like you are alone with no one to help? Send an anonymous email to and our team of prayer warriors will pray for your request until it is answered.

This Sunday we will look at some of the Gifts from God, particularly the gift of salvation.

We invite you to explore faith in God with us. We start at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. Grace is a safe place to experience and interact with God. Children are very important at Grace. Here they meet God as their friend. They learn about His love.

We meet in the Gospel Assembly Church fellowship hall, 401 W. Springhill Drive, Terre Haute. It is just west of DeBaun’s Funeral home on the north side of the street. Come in the east door where all the cars are.

For more information visit our website, or call 217-251-4507.