News From Terre Haute, Indiana

August 3, 2012

CHURCH BRIEFS: AUG. 4, 2012


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Christ Lutheran

The church, located at 24th and Poplar streets is having a sale today from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Many sci-fi, religious and computer books; toddler and XXX size adult clothes; shoes, file cabinets; winter ware; wooden décor; owl knickknacks; glassware; baskets; plastic ware; puzzles; VHS movies; electronics; many miscellaneous items. Handicap accessible elevator.

Farmer’s Chapel

Community

The church will be hosting the Crystal Valley Quartet, during their opening evening of their week long revival services, on Aug. 12, 2012.

The Crystal Valley Quartet is a religious southern gospel quartet based out of Terre Haute. They are independent recording artists with six CD’s to their credit. Their live concerts are exciting, inspiring, and entertaining. They have performed on the regional stage at the National Quartet Convention, in Louisville, Ky., America’s largest Christian Music event. The group includes four vocalists and a piano player. The Crystal Valley Quartet presents concerts at churches, school auditoriums, fairs, and other places appropriate for gospel music, singing old classics, original songs and recent hits.

The church is located at 9213 S. Sullivan Place. This is a free concert and everyone is invited. A love offering will be taken to offset the associated costs. The concert will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12. Make plans now to join the church and the Crystal Valley Quartet for a great time of gospel quartet music.

Memorial United Methodist

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

Please join us Sunday for one of the following services. The Sermon: ”What I Did this Summer.” Our summer missionaries, our missionaries to Joplin, and our missionaries to South Africa will be sharing the amazing ways God worked in their lives this summer as they served in a variety of mission fields locally, nationally, and internationally.

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.

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.

The Knit Wits yarn ministry meets the first and third Thursday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m., and the second and fourth Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. If you like to knit or crochet or would like to learn, please join us.

Nami (National Alliance on Mental Illness) meets the third Thursday of the month 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 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, 3050 E. 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 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.

We continue with our sermon series, Famous Bible Stories of the Old Testament, with Joseph on Aug. 5 (North Campus only, Dr. David Reagan will be preaching at South Campus.), Jonah (North Campus) and Joseph (South Campus ) Aug. 12, The Valley of Dry Bones Aug. 19, Elijah at Mount Carmel Aug. 16, and our series final, Daniel in the Den of Lions Sept. 2.

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 held 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 at 4:30 p.m. every other Sunday.

 Boost, our midweek gathering, starts with dinner at 5:15 p.m. in the fellowship center and classes for all ages at 6:30 p.m. We host sessions twice a year. Our next session will be held in the fall.

 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 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.

Two Southern Gospel groups are on the schedule. The Pfiefers return to Mount Pleasant on Oct. 4, with the concert beginning at 7 p.m., and on Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. Ernie Couch and Revival will perform.

 On Aug. 5, Dr. David Reagan from the Lamb and Lion Ministry will be speaking on the Second Coming of Christ at the following times: 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Dr. Bill Dando presenting Food, Famine and the Christian Response on Aug. 19 at 6 p.m.

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. Lifeline youth ministry meets at the North Campus every other Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.

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 Thursday mornings 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

Oregon Baptist

The church, 11200 S. Carlisle St., (812) 299-2112, with 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 fit in and 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. Rev. Fred Harrison leads us in morning worship at 10:30 a.m. There are youth groups for all ages and Adult Bible Study on Wednesday evenings during the school year. Plan to start the school year right by joining us on Aug. 22 as we begin the new school year activities.

Lost Creek Baptist

The church is celebrating its 91st Homecoming. Pastor Terrell Jones and the congregation look forward to Homecoming service on Sunday, at 3:30 p.m. We cordially welcome back former members and invite all who enjoy homecomings and reminisce about those old-fashioned services we hold so dear.

The guest speaker will be Assistant Pastor Gerald Russell of Highland Baptist Church. His messages always inspire us to learn the Bible and spread the Word of salvation and peace. He will be accompanied by their choir and congregation. We lay out the red carpet and a warm welcome as you join us in sharing the joy of worship, praise and fellowship during this 91st Homecoming service. Come and be blessed.

You may contact Pastor Jones at 841-2594 for transportation, prayer requests, memories of homecomings, or other information. He welcomes you and is concerned about your spiritual well being.

St. Benedict Church

The St. Benedict parish community celebrates Mass on Saturday evening at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday morning at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Daily Mass is celebrated each weekday with the exception of Wednesday at 12:05 p.m. St. Benedict Church is located at 111 S. 9th St. St. Benedict parish is celebrating the successful “Big Chill Campaign” this summer. Funds were raised to air-condition the church for the first time ever. Come celebrate Mass in comfort even on these hot summer days.

St. Benedict parish community announces our newest staff member, Kathy Sternal. Kathy has been hired as our new Liturgist and will begin her duties in August. Congratulations Kathy, we are so blessed to have you.

The Knights of Columbus will pray the rosary for Life and Religious Freedom at St. Benedict Church Aug. 12 at 9:15 a.m. All are invited to join in this prayer for the protection of life and protection of our right to worship in our country.

Come; receive a special blessing for your child and your family. The Church welcomes with joy and compassion the mothers who, recognizing that all life is a gift from God, come to the Church seeking a blessing for their unborn child. This special blessing will offer grace and comfort at a time when it is only natural to be concerned about the precious child soon to be born. Contact Father Ed, 232-8421, to receive this very special blessing for child and parents.

The Youth Ministry 12th Annual Golf Scramble will be at Idle Creek Friday, Aug. 24. Forms are online: www.stbenedictth.org or call Warren Artz: 208-4003, Bill Grimes: 841-7500, Kelly McKee: kelly@tabco.com. All profit helps our high school youth attend mission trips, retreats, conferences, and all Youth Ministry.

St. Joseph University Parish

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

Saint Joseph University Parish provides a religious education program for children from preschool through eighth grade. The men and women who serve as the children’s catechists build upon what the primary educators, the parents, have taught by word and example. he program provides learning experiences designed to help the young people of the parish understand the Catholic Christian faith, grow personally in their faith lives, and deepen a sense of belonging to the church. Opportunities for community building through various services, projects and special liturgical celebrations are important aspects of this process. Sessions will begin soon for the new school year. Call the parish office or visit our web-site for more information.

St. Joseph University Parish serves Indiana State University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, and also welcomes students from Ivy Tech and St. Mary-of-the-Woods College. As student parishioners, you are full members of our parish and welcomed warmly by the whole community.

St. Margaret Mary Church

The St. Margaret Mary parish community invites you to join us for weekend Mass on 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.

St. Margaret Mary parish invites you to a study of “James: Pearls for Wise Living” a program by Jeff Cavins. This study group meets on Sunday morning from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in the Parish office. Everyone is absolutely welcome to attend. To register or for more information please call the parish office (232-3512).

The Annual Labor Day Garage Sale is coming up. Plan to stop by Aug. 31, Sept. 1, and Sept. 3 ($1 a bag sale Monday the 3rd). We are now accepting items for this year’s garage sale. You may bring your items to the parish anytime, Tuesday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. All items should be dropped off on the first floor of the parish center. Furniture should be dropped off in the rectory garage.

St. Mary-of-the-Woods Village Church

St. Mary-of -the-Woods Village Church invites you to join us for liturgy on Sunday morning at 9 a.m. For further information about our services or events please call the parish office at (812) 535-1261.

St. Patrick Church

St. Patrick parish community, 1807 Poplar St., invites you to join us for weekend liturgy on Saturday at 6 p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m. Weekday Mass is celebrated at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. For information about our services or programs please call the parish office at (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 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.

Soup Kitchen is in operation during the summer. During the summer months, we see many more children in the Soup Kitchen because they are out of school. We have a great opportunity to serve this part of the kingdom of God in the summer. We are so thankful for everyone who helps with the food and gives to this ministry that reaches out to young people and folks of all ages in the summer in a very special way.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish welcomes our new Sacramental Minister, Father John Hollowell. Please join us to celebrate Mass at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday or noon Sunday.

The Sacred Heart of Jesus Altar Society will be having a rummage sale on Aug. 4 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Holy Family Center.

The Youth Ministry 12th Annual Golf Scramble will be at Idle Creek Aug. 24. Forms are online: www.stbenedictth.org or call Warren Artz: 208-4003, Bill Grimes: 841-7500, Kelly McKee: kelly@tabco.com. All profit helps our high school youth attend mission trips, retreats, conferences, and all Youth Ministry.

Holy Rosary Church

Fr. John Hollowell and the parishioners of Holy Rosary invite you to join them for Sunday Mass at 10 a.m. You are also welcome to join us for daily mass on Monday at 6 p.m. and Tuesday at 9 a.m.

Deanery Pastoral Center

Catholicism Adult Formation Program, a documentary series, will be facilitated by Sr. Mary Montgomery at the Deanery Center on 11 consecutive Wednesday mornings beginning Sept. 19, 10 a.m. - noon. “Witness the most significant story ever told. Journey with acclaimed author, speaker and theologian, Fr. Robert Barron, to more than 50 locations throughout 15 countries. Be illuminated by the spiritual and artistic treasures of this global culture that claims more than one billion of the earth’s people.” Registration is limited. Cost: $20 for materials. Contact the deanery center for more information and to register at (812) 232-8400.

Rio Grande Baptist

Pastor Matt Larimer and the entire congregation of Rio Grande invite you to worship with us this week for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. On the first Sunday of each month we observe communion with the Lord’s Supper. All believers are invited to join with us in this remembrance of God’s sacrifice for us.

On Wednesday evening we meet for Bible study at 7 p.m. Please join us as we learn how God speaks to us through His Word. This is a casual “come as you are” atmosphere.

On Aug. 12 our youth will be beating the heat with a “Monster Balloon Fight.” The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a Bible lesson, music, food and plenty of fun. A special prize will be given to the person who brings the most friends.

Rio Grande is a family oriented church striving to have fun while serving God and the surrounding community. We are located at 4411 E. Rio Grande, Terre Haute, at the corner of Erickson and Rio Grande. For more information please visit our website at www.riograndechurch.com or email at terrehauteRGBC@gmail.com.

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, and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and a special music event organized by and featuring Choir Director Erich Kendall.

Fellowship in the Church Library will follow the Worship Service, from 10:30-10:45 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) Don Dodson will teach and lead discussion on “Praise for God’s Justice” (Psalm 146: 1-10). The College Age Class will be on summer hiatus until the Fall Semester.

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. The Wednesday Evening Bible Study class will recess until September.

If you have interest in Centenary’s music programs such as the Chancel Choir, please let us know. Also consider participating in our Handbell Choir, directed by Debbie Thompson. If you would like to take part in Sunday School, in youth activities directed by Amanda Tramel, and in our very active women’s ministries, please call the Church office, any day, at 232-2319.

Unity Presbyterian Church

Worship service, 1207 E. Springhill Drive is 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. The first Sunday of each month Unity celebrates the Lord’s Supper. Our Pastor is Linda Peters. Her sermon, “The Bread of Life” based on Psalm 51:1-16 and John 6:24-35. 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. For the month of August, Unity will pray for Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico and Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Evansville. During the summer months we are praying for an agency in our community; this week, blessings to all who volunteer, the staff or those who work with Younity House.

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 evening 6 p.m. Church office (812) 299-2206.

Terre Haute Reformed Presbyterian Church

Please join us for worship this Sunday. Pastor Bill Roberts is preaching through a series on Basics of the Christian Life; the sermon title is: “Basics of the Christian Life: The Second Greatest Commandment.” Also, the adult Sunday school is in a series entitled: Discovering Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ, in the Old Testament. We meet at 1407 N. 25th St. (25th and 5th Ave.). Sunday School, for children and adults, begins at 9:30 a.m. and Worship begins at 10:45 a.m. A nursery for children three 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.

Second Missionary Baptist

The church, 1400 Oak St., would like to invite you to their “Friends and Family Weekend.” Saturday, Aug. 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be a School Supply Giveaway, Clothing Drive, Free Haircuts to Children, Games, Bounce House, Dunk Tank, Police and Fire departments, Food, Cotton Candy, Snow Cones, Popcorn and much, much more. Sunday, Aug. 5, we would like to invite the community to come and worship with us, followed by a fellowship dinner.

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., in Terre Haute.

Our Outreach Committee is continuing to sponsor an ongoing Paper Goods Drive to help victims of Domestic Violence at the local CODA (Council On Domestic Abuse) safe house. Suggested Items to be donated will be things like Paper Towels, Kleenex, Toilet Paper, etc. Please bring donated items and place them in the box marked “Paper Supplies for CODA” in our Narthex area. They will be collected on the 2nd Sunday of each month and given to CODA.

Our Outreach Committee is also collecting “Back to School” supplies and will be delivering them to children in need at Franklin Elementary and Sarah Scott Middle Schools. Many different items can be donated to help these children, such as No. 2 Pencils, Sprial Notebooks, Pocket Folders, Elmer’s Glue (white, 8 oz bottle size), Dry Erase Markers, Boxes of Tissues, Primary Ruled Paper, College Ruled Paper, etc. Donated items may be place in the box marked “Back to School Supplies.” Items will be collected through Sunday, Sept. 2.

Also, coming up on Aug. 26, the children in our congregation will be collecting Pennies for their Penny Power Ministry during the Worship Service to help feed hungry children around the world through the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) World Hunger Organization.

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

Riley Bible Church

Everyone is welcome to come down to Riley Bible today for our one-day VBS. It’s not just for the kids, so bring the whole family at noon. We’ll have lunch, games, bounce houses, and an inflatable obstacle course.

The entire Riley Bible family invites you to join us at our church. We are located two doors down from the Dollar General in Riley Square, in Riley, right off of Highway 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. with regular prayer and Bible study.

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

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 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.

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation is located at 1875 Fruitridge Ave., Terre Haute

Our Service is each Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday at 10:30 a.m., the title of Rev. Jennie Barrington’s sermon is Ministry While Waiting … This sermon will explore ministry outside of a church’s walls, including in waiting areas.

 Sunday at 9:15 a.m. our Adult Education Group, The Rationalist Free Thinkers Discussion Group, led by Dr. Ed Warner will meet in the library. This week their topic of discussion will be: American Freedom’s: Citizens Vote

Children’s Religious Education begins at 10:50 - 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: (812) 232-1193 or visit: www.terehauteuu.org.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

An open house is scheduled for 11 a.m. hosted by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1845 N 6 1/2 St., Terre Haute

At this open house, we will have No. 10 cans available for purchase for $1 each (price includes a lid and an oxygen absorber) and we will provide and operate the machine for sealing the cans. Just bring your dry-goods from home and learn how to seal them up to keep for 30 years or more. Items that can well: wheat berries, oats, rice, pasta, dry beans, flour, sugar, dry milk, garden seeds, dry cleaning supplies such as borax. The cans also make good 72-hour kits. Use your imagination. An example of how much will fit into one can is a 25 lb bag of wheat berries, sugar, rice or dry beans will fill abut 4 cans, while a 25 lb bag of oats will fill about 8 cans. Questions? Email community.drypack.canning@gmail.com.

Seelyville United Methodist Church

Pastor Jack Diel and the Seelyville UMC Family invite you to worship with us Sunday, at 9:30 a.m., the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost. Nursery care will be provided by Pam Webster, and a time of fellowship and refreshment, hosted by Patty Jones and Diana Maher, follows the service. Adult Sunday School classes begin at 10:45 a.m.

The sermon titled “Wonder Bread” will be given by guest speaker Ms. Deb Hardin. She will explore how we, as disciples, receive gifts for ministry as well as the bread of life to sustain us. Scripture readings are Ephesians 4:1-10 and John 6:24-35. Jacque Trinler will serve as liturgist. Special music will be provided by our Choir Director Cathleen Flynn who will sing “Who Am I?” Organist/pianist for this Sunday is Jane Linville. Our congregation will sing well known hymns “The Church’s One Foundation,” “Help Us Accept Each Other,” and “You Satisfy the Hungry Heart.”

Agape Circle will not meet on Mondays during the month of August. The Prayer and Bible Study group convenes at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the church library. Book Banter Buffet will gather for lunch and discussion of One Summer by David Baldacci on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in the home of Connie Atkinson. Also on Wednesday, Trudy Newton holds begining yoga class at 5:30 p.m. and Worship Team meets in the library at 6:30 p.m.

Make plans now to attend the annual Jonah Fish Fry on Aug. 11 from 4 - 7 p.m. Prices are as follows: Adult meals, $8; Children from 3 - 10 years old, $4.50; Toddlers 1-2 years old, $1.

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 available at seelyvilleumc@frontier.com.

Central Presbyterian Church

Central Presbyterian Church (125 N. 7th St.) will gather Sunday for worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Davis’s sermon, “You Are the Man!” will be based on 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a, in which the prophet Nathan tells a parable that causes King David to admit his sin. The Lord’s Supper will be served. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. For more details, call the church office (812) 232-5049 or visit us online: www.thcpc.org.

Rosedale Baptist Church

Rosedale Baptist Church is at Depot and Middle streets in Rosedale (765) 548-2857 Pastor: Randy McPike

Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School 10:30 am; Sunday Eve Service 7pm; 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.

Grace Community Church of Terre Haute

We invite you to celebrate faith in God with us. Our celebration begins 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.

Each Sunday we start with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. for people of all ages. Our Children’s Sunday School is something your children will love. Our Youth Sunday School is a great time of encouragement and learning. Our adults enjoy good fellowship, discussion and teaching. All this is in an environment of love and respect.

Our worship is a contemporary/traditional mix and lead 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. The message is always Bible based and helps lift our eyes to Jesus Christ. Mike Pringle is our pastor. He has a way of making the truths of God practical and helpful.

We meet in the Gospel Assembly Church fellowship hall, 401 W Springhill Drive, in 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. You will be glad you did. We look forward to meeting you. n life there are many trials. At Grace you will find the love and help of God.

For more information visit our website, www.gccth.org or call (217) 251-4507

St. Mark United Church of Christ

You are invited to attend worship at St. Mark United Church of Christ at 475 S. Fruitridge Ave., at 9:30 a.m. No matter where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.

We have two adult Sunday school classes, a teen class, an elementary class and a pre-school class that meets Sunday at 10:45 a.m. A second adult Bible Study class on the book of Acts is offered on Monday at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

On Wednesdays during the day our Sewing Gals meet from 9-2. All are welcome to join any of these events-membership not required.

Call the church office is you have any questions. (812) 232-8000, Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to noon.

First Baptist Church

Our Sunday worship service is at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday School, with classes for everyone, is at 10:45 a.m. This Sunday the Rev. Bernie Jackson continues a summer sermon series on “10 Things Every Christian Should Know”. The topic for this Sunday will be “Understanding Our Resources” with scripture text from Malachi 3:6-10. Special music will be presented by vocal soloist Isaac White. The children’s story will be presented by Mike Allen, after which children in grades k-3 are dismissed to their own age appropriate programming. Pre-School Sunday School and extended care is available throughout the morning. The service of communion is also observed on the first Sunday of each month. The First Link Hospitality Room is open before and after the worship service providing a place for members and guests to enjoy conversation and a cup of freshly brewed Rex coffee and light refreshments.

First Baptist Church is an American Baptist congregation, 4701 E Poplar Drive. Further information is available on the website at www.thfbc.org.

United Methodist Temple

United Methodist Temple meets for worship of God as revealed in Jesus Christ at 5301 U.S. 41 South. Our 8:45 a.m. worship is liturgical, utilizing hymns and creeds, and our 11 a.m. service is a blend of modern praise and hymns. This Sunday we meet for our Holy Communion service. All are welcome for these services, which is done by intinction, with options for kneeling at the altar for private prayer, and for coming forward for anointing with oil for healing.  

This Sunday we conclude a four Sunday series on Knowing God, which has covered the following names for God: El, Elohim, Yhwh, El Shaddai, Yahweh-Jireh, and Yahweh-Rapha. This sunday we emphasize God as our Healer, Yahweh-Rapha as is described in Exodus 15.26. The God we know in Jesus Christ heals the world of sin, death, fear, and evil, and bring us all into wholeness and wellbeing. When we are new creatures in Christ, we are given access to Yahweh-Rapha, the God of all healing and the God of all health. All healing is from God, though God utilizes doctors, medicines, and the care of family and friends as healing instruments. The Israelites experienced a marvelous escape from slavery and all men women and children, according to the Psalmist, left Egypt in good health (Psalm 105.37). Just as God promised to be the healer of all Israel through the covenant, in Jesus Christ God promises to be our personal healer. Salvation is a word that has at root the health and wellbeing that God intended for humanity.

Join us for this communion service, as we worship God as revealed in Jesus Christ together. Worship is health to our souls, just as exercise is health to our bodies. We are a “Health is happening Here” church, emphasizing health in all of our activities from Bible study to Zumba.

Health is Happening Here Schedule: Monday 10:30 a.m. Christian Yoga with Macy Kalb; Tuesday and Thursday 6 p.m.  Zumba with Julia Winstead; Wednesday 6 p.m. Weightwatchers, 7:30 Holy Yoga; Thursday 10 a.m. Piecemakers (Quilting); Friday 10:30 a.m. Christian Yoga with Macy Kalb; Saturday, Aug. 11 United Methodist Men meet at Mel’s Café on Bono Road; Sunday, Aug. 12 Picnic at Fowler Park for whole family 2 p.m. – 6pm. Meat and drinks provided/Bring your favorite dish to share with everyone/with your table service and lawn chairs.

Office hours weekdays are from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m. You can reach the United Methodist Temple team at 299-1898 to talk to Margaret Fulsom, (Secretary/volunteer Coordinator); Jill Kuckewich (Music and Choir Director, Kids Hope Director, and Financial Secretary), Janet Friedrich, ( Temple Pre School Director), Karla Clayton (Celebrate Recovery Team Leader); Rev. Steve Cain may be reached at revscain@yahoo.com or (812) 870-5749.

Breden Memorial United Methodist Church

There are personalities in the Old and New Testaments that were pretty dismal people. It would have been easy to look at them and simply write them off as not being any good for society. I a.m. sure there are a lot of Christians today who at one time did not hold much promise to make good contributions to the faith.

God has ways of taking people, turning them around, and making something beautiful out of their lives. Our pastor’s message for this Sunday will be “Don’t Write Anyone Off.” The companion scripture will be Acts 9:17.

Our Worship Service begins at 9:30 a.m. We will serve Holy Communion this week. Sunday School will follow immediately after. AA meets on Tuesday at 6 p.m.; Ladies’ Prayer Group meets Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.

Celestial Christian Church

Pastor Greg L. Henderson, Jr.

Sunday Worship is at 2 p.m.

“New Location” - 1610 N. 25th St., Terre Haute, (812) 917-4410

www.celestialchristianchurch.org/

August Worship Celebration: Every Sunday in August at 2 p.m., we will be celebrating God’s Greatness at our new location featuring guest speakers/pastors. The closing celebration service is an all White Everything Worship Event (wear all white), it will be Sunday Aug. 26; featuring musical guest “Soldier’s of The Cross” …  and we will be giving away a free flatscreen TV and food will be served after service!

Fall Revival - “Restoring The Joy:” Guest Speaker Pastor Eddie M. Payne of First Agape Baptist Church (New Orleans, La.) Sept. 5-7th at 7 p.m.

Bible Center

Pastor Jerry Nash and the Bible Center congregation invite the general public to special services tomorrow morning. Mr. David James, who represents “The Alliance for Biblical Integrity,” will be speaking at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. David lives in West Terre Haute and attends the Bible Church in Paris, Ill.

We are living in a day of shifting sand theologically. A recent Barna Research survey indicated that only 9 percent of “born again” Christians actually think biblically. The same study revealed that only half of the Protestant pastors in this country hold biblical beliefs. Surprised?

Does this trend concern you? If so, then “The Alliance for Biblical Integrity” will provide answers that you are looking for. James will provide answers in the areas of ethics, morality, and absolute truth. False teaching and beliefs are quickly eroding the very foundations of the Christian faith, leaving individuals and entire churches without life, hope or purpose.

The Bible Center, 3219 E. Evans Ave., on N. U.S. 41. For more information or directions, call (812) 460-4556.

First Congregational Church

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio in Terre Haute, invites you to join us this Sunday, as we continue to explore our faith with the message — “Master Designer.” We live on a reasonably stable planet in an enormously chaotic universe. When you look at the intricate and precise details that maintain our existence, it’s not heard to take the leap of faith that this master design truly has a Master Designer. Join us as we continue to explore the foundations of our faith in this special message.

This Sunday we will also celebrate communion. All believers are invited to participate in this meal that Jesus created and invites us to take part in.

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

Throughout August and September, we will be collecting baby clothes (sizes 3 months to 18 months) and infant and toddler toys to help support the Christmas House project at CCTH. We will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the area food bank. Members and friends are invited to share in this ongoing mission project.

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/.