News From Terre Haute, Indiana


March 28, 2014

CHURCH BRIEFS: March 29, 2014

Celestial Christian

Community Bible study 7 p.m. Tuesday, 1219 S. 12th St. For information visit celestialchristian or call 812-917-4410.

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Located 1875 S. Fruitridge Ave. Sunday service is 10:30 a.m. Children’s religious education is 10:50 a.m. Florence Caplow will speak Sunday on “A UU Buddhist priest in Seminary.”

Caplow is an ordained Zen priest, a seminarian at Starr King School for Ministry in Berkeley and a candidate for UU ministry. The Rational Free Thinkers group meets 9:15 a.m., discussing favorite religious books and movies. Call 812-232-1193 or find us on Facebook.

CrossRoads Baptist Church, Dennison, Ill.

Pastor Walter D. Huyck Jr. and congregation invite you to Fifth Sunday Sing Sunday at 6 p.m., featuring a free Christian music jam session and chili supper. If you play an instrument, sing or just enjoy gospel music, join us for fun, food and Christian fellowship. Six miles west of Terre Haute courthouse on Indiana/Illinois state line, 26063 W. Kasameyer Drive, church with bright red roof next to truck weigh station off Interstate 70.

Join us weekly for worship. Service times are 9:30 a.m., Sunday school; 10:40 a.m. regular worship; and 6 p.m. evening devotional. Awana and Prayer Group meet at Consolidated Elementary School, West Terre Haute, Thursdays at 7 p.m. All times EDT. Nursery provided for main worship service. Learn more, Pastor Walt’s website link, with information to enhance your spiritual journey commitment and growth. Mailing address, 350 S. Thorpe Place, West Terre Haute, IN 47885. Call Pastor Walt at 812-230-2001.

Central Christian Church Disciples of Christ

Worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. We celebrate Communion every Sunday, and our table is open to all. Sunday we will observe the fourth Sunday of Lent with our special sermon/drama series, “Conversations with Jesus.” A special time for young church takes place. Fellowship with drinks and donuts is after worship.

Sunday school is 11 a.m. The Adult Class discuss Rob Bell’s book “Love Wins.” Adult Bible study is Monday at 9 a.m.

We are collecting items for the Backpack Program at Woodrow Wilson Middle School. See our website for details.

Join us at 4950 E. Wabash Ave., call 812-877-9959 or visit

Maple Avenue United Methodist

Worship Sunday at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday school meets 9:30 a.m. Pastor David Rockhill invites all to share in his message ”The Fruit of Light,” with the Scripture Ephesians 5:8-14, how we need to openly shine with what is good and right and true. 10:30 a.m. Pastor David gives the children’s sermon, the chancel choir will sing and junior church is offered.

Free ride to and from 10:30 a.m. worship service, call church office, 812-232-7263 before noon Friday.

Opportunities to serve the Lord are United Methodist Men’s group, after-school tutoring, open gym, daycare, preschool, youth activities, chancel choir, cabaret performances, chamber orchestra and special music.

Join the congregation and Pastor Chuck Bahr for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., and worship services at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. 4411 E. Rio Grande, at corner of Erickson and Rio Grande. Visit

St. Mark United Church of Christ

Sunday at 9:30 for worship at 475 S. Fruitridge Ave., near the entrance to Deming Park. Wednesday at 6 p.m. carry-in Lenten dinner will have a German theme. Join us for a family meal. There is a family-friendly worship service at 7 p.m. in chapel, featuring a skit from “Thelma & Jim Bob’s Guide to Church Life.”

Prayer Shawl ministry group meets Tuesday 1 to 3 p.m., and open to anyone who crochets or knits, or would like to learn. Our sewing group meets Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and makes tied comforters. Call church office, 9 a.m. and noon weekdays at 812-232-8000.

Oregon Baptist

We are an American Baptist church, 11200 S. Carlisle St., 812-299-2112. Pastor: Fred Harrison Sunday school is 9:30 a.m. Worship is 10:30 a.m. Youth groups meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. Jr. ABY is for second through fifth grades and Sr. ABY is for sixth through 12th.

St. Benedict

Join us, 111 S. Ninth St., for Mass Saturday at 5:30 p.m., Sunday at 8:30 or 11 a.m., and Monday through Friday at 12:05 p.m. An adult faith group meets Thursday evenings to study Fr. Robert Barron’s “Catholicism: The New Evangelization.” Stations of the Cross is Friday, 7 p.m. A pancake breakfast is Saturday, 9 to 11 a.m. Call 812-232-8421.

St. Joseph University Parish

Join us 113 S. Fifth St., for Mass at 5 p.m. Saturday; Sunday at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; and weekdays at 5:15 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed Wednesday, 4:45 p.m. Stations of the Cross is Friday, 1:30 and 7 p.m. Call 812-232-7011.

St. Margaret Mary

Parish, 2405 S. Seventh St, invites you to Mass, Saturday at 4 p.m. or Sunday at 11 a.m. Misa en Espanol a las dos todos los Domingos. Sacrament of reconciliation is Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. Lenten program is Friday at 6 p.m. with Stations of the Cross, a soup supper and presentation “With Christ as Missionary in Society: How do we invite our kids, family and friends back to church?” by Friar Matthew Malek. Visit online or call 812-232-3512.

St. Mary’s Village Church

Join us for Liturgy Sunday at 9 a.m., followed by religious education classes for pre-k through high school. Call 535-1261.

St. Patrick

The church, 1807 Poplar St., has Liturgy Saturday at 6 p.m., Sunday at 9 a.m., and Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. Communion services are weekdays at 7:15 a.m. Sacrament of reconciliation is Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 8 a.m. Stations of the Cross is Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Religious education classes for preschool through grade eight are Sunday 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Visit online or call 812-232-8518.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

We are at 2322 N. 131⁄2 St., and have Mass Saturday at 4:30 p.m., Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and Friday at 11 a.m. Adult Bible study of the Gospel of Matthew meets Monday at 6:30 p.m. in parish office. Call 812-466-1231.

Annunciation, Brazil

Church, 19 N. Alabama, invites you to Mass Saturday at 4:30 p.m., Sunday at 8:30 a.m., Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. Latin Mass is Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Reconciliation is Wednesday, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Visit online or call 812-448-1901.

Sacred Heart, Clinton

We are at 558 Nebeker St. and invite you to Mass Saturday at 4:30 p.m., Sunday at 9 a.m., or Thursday and Friday at 12:05 p.m. Reconciliation is Saturday, 3:30 to 4 p.m. Call 765-832-8468.

St. Joseph, Rockville

The church, 217 E. Ohio St. Celebrate Mass Sunday at 11:15 a.m., Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. The sacrament of reconciliation is Tuesday, 4:30 to 5 p.m. Call 765-569-5406.

Centenary United Methodist

Worship at 301 N. Seventh St., adjacent to Indiana State University. Sunday at 9:30 a.m., Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s message, “When ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’ Is Not Enough” (Matthew 6: 24-34), and the chancel choir.

Fellowship in church library is 10:30 to 10:45 a.m. Sunday School for all age groups is offered, with nursery care. The Lamplighters Discussion Group meet in Disciple Room. Preschool, primary, junior and youth classes offered. Friendship Class (adult Bible study) meets at Westminster Village at 11:15 a.m., discussing “Triumphant and Victorious” (Zechariah 9:9-10, Matthew 21:1-11).

The 7th Cents Youth Group, for middle and high school students, gathers Sunday at Central Presbyterian 5 to 7:30 p.m. for a Lenten study, “A Journey with Jesus in the 21st Century.” Contact Youth Director Tiffany Grossman at 232-2319.

Prayer and meditation time Thursdays 11 a.m. to noon. Chancel choir practice is 8:30 a.m. Sundays. Call 232-2319.

Prince of Peace Missionary Baptist

We will celebrate Pastor Mark Evans’ second year pastor’s anniversary on April 13. Our 11 a.m. speaker is Pastor Bryant Walker of Murchinson CME Church, Indianapolis.

Guest speaker for 3:30 p.m. program is Bishop Larry D. Grinstead of Puritan Missionary Baptist Church, Indianapolis. A dinner will follow at Booker T. Washington Park Community Center, 1101 S. 13th St.

Central Presbyterian

We are at 125 N. Seventh St., Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for traditional worship. Pastor Lant Davis’s sermon, “How Were Your Eyes Opened?” is based on John 9:1-41, in which Jesus heals a man born blind. Sunday school is 9:30 a.m., with nursery care. The Lenten series continues Sunday at 5 p.m. with a light meal and a program, “Faithful Citizen: Living Responsibly in a Global Society.” The women’s book club meets Thursday at 7 p.m. Friday, 5:30 to 9 p.m., we host Parents’ Night Out/Kids’ Night In for families of the church. For details, call 812-232-5049 or visit

United Methodist Temple

Join us the fourth Sunday in Lent, when Pastor Kevin Drane will lead our one worship service at 10 a.m., with Sunday school at 9 a.m. The sermon is based on John 9:1-41, on how “Worship is the effect of believing in Jesus.” Nursery available. Lunch is served in the fellowship hall at 11:30 a.m. with an offering for missions, in support of William Seo, his family and HEMEFund Worldwide (Housing, Education, Medical and Employment). A hymn sing will follow. Our Lenten Lessons of Life study continues Sunday, 6 to 7:30 p.m., with the group study “The Bible and Handel’s Messiah,” a Kerygma study by Carol B. Reynolds.

Call us at 812-299-1898, or visit or UMT.

Rosedale Baptist

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

Church of Christ at Terre Haute

We are at 4017 E. Margaret Drive.

Assembling times: Sunday at 10 a.m. Bible study, and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. worship. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.


Mount Pleasant United Methodist

Join Aaron Wheaton, senior pastor; Rick Swan, assistant pastor; and the church at one of our two church campuses.

Our south campus, 3050 E. Davis Drive, has Sunday worship at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m., with Sunday school at 10 a.m. Our north campus, 1075 N. Fruitridge Ave., has Sunday school at 9 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m.

Our Lenten study/sermon series is “Transformed” by the Rev. Rick Warren, on changing seven aspects of our lives.

Our south campus has worship services in the worship/fellowship center. Use the front entrance until 10 minutes after the service starts, or the west entrance at any time.

Try one of our small groups or Bible studies, available at both campuses. Music and arts opportunities include praise band, choir, hand bell choir and drama team.

We offer the Upward soccer programs for kindergarten through eighth grade, as well as a special needs league, at the north campus.

Revolution, for college-age students and up, meets Thursday with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Call 232-4808 for directions.

South campus activities:

Lifeline, for grades six through senior year, meets from 9:50 to 10:40 a.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sundays, and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Prayer meeting is 6 p.m. Monday in the chapel. Celebrate Recovery meets at 7 p.m. Friday in the Wide Eye Cafe. Other groups include the women’s Lunch Bunch, Yarn Spinners, Sit & Fit, and men’s fellowship group.

North campus activities:

Our Care Group meets at 10 a.m. Thursday to help spread Christ’s message to our shut-ins and newcomers.

The Needle Nook and Hook meets Monday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for sewing, crocheting, and knitting lap robes and afghans. Everyone is invited regardless of skill level.

Call us at 812-232-4808 or 812-232-2478, visit, friend us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @Mt_PleasantUMC.

Memorial United Methodist

Join us at 2701 Poplar St. for worship on this fourth Sunday of Lent. The Rev. Scott’s sermon will be “Where is ‘Home, Sweet Home’?,” on our mobile society, staying “home,” and how it relates to our faith and our “faith home.” Scripture: Ephesians 5:6-20.

At 8:45 a.m. we have a formal traditional worship, with hymns, a choir and multiple Scripture readings.

At 9:45 a.m. is our fellowship and refreshment time.

At 10 a.m. join us for Sunday school, for all ages.

At 11 a.m. we have our casual PRAYZ! service, with the PRAYZ band, praise music, and film and media.

Memorial Preschool is accepting applications for the 2014/2015 school year, with classes for 2s, 3s and Pre-K. Pick up an application at the preschool or church office. Call 232-9046 for information.

The Sewing Stitches meet Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Knit Wits meet Thursday, 5 p.m.

Call us at 812-234-0776 or visit

New Testament Fellowship

We are now having services. Call Wayne Stout for more information at 812-230-2530.

Saint’s Home Church of God in Christ

Our annual Men’s Summit will be today and Sunday. The theme is “Answering the Call.” A prayer breakfast will be at 9 a.m. Saturday with Elder Jerry White. Seminars will be at 11 a.m. The weekend will end at 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

The guest speaker for the Sunday service will be Superintendent Darreyll Bass of High Point, N.C., pastor of His Redeeming Love Church of God in Christ.

We are at 2210 N. 13th St. No registration fee, freewill offering. Call us at 812-208-2317.

Seelyville United Methodist

Worship with Pastor Jack Diel and the church at 9:30 a.m. on the fourth Sunday in Lent. A special meal is planned next Sunday after worship with speaker Susan Eisman. She will explain the VCSC Backpack Program, supporting the nutritional needs of schoolchildren on weekends.

Kid’s Hour meets from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

Scriptures this Sunday are John 9:1-17 and John 9:18-21, with James Horrick as liturgist. A choir anthem and hymns will be presented. Pastor Jack’s sermon is “Living Our Faith.”

The prayer and Bible study group meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the library. Beginning Yoga is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Week 10 of Financial Peace University is at 7 p.m. Thursday.

We are at U.S. 40 and Second Street. Contact us at 812-877-1868 or

Trinity Lutheran

Worship is at 10 a.m. Sunday at 2620 Ohio Blvd. Holy Communion is at each worship service, and Sunday school for all ages is at 9 a.m.

Join us Wednesday for our Lenten Wednesdays Evening Soup and Salad gatherings, 6 to 6:45 p.m., followed by a 20- to 25-minute worship service. April 9 will be the last gathering. Opportunities to share memories about our 89 years of ministry will be made available.

On Sunday the children in our congregation will collect pennies for their Penny Power ministry during worship to help feed the hungry around the world through the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America World Hunger Organization.

Call us at 812-232-7628.

Grace Community

Our Sunday worship is 10:30 a.m. Michelle Taylor, OMS missionary to Russia, will tell us about her ministry to the orphanages there. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. Child care is available.

Our worship is a contemporary/traditional mix. If you need a prayer, use www.prayforyouin

We meet in the Gospel Assembly Church building, 401 W. Springhill Drive, west of Debaun Funeral Home.

Visit or call 812-236-1507.

First Congregational

Join us at 630 Ohio St. on Sunday as we continue our Lenten journey with the Rev. Carlson’s sermon “Broken by Darkness, Restored by Light.” It discusses Biblical stories telling of physical and spiritual darkness, and the light that is Christ in our lives.

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

Our Dialogue at Starbucks, discussing those places where faith and life meet, will gather at 25th and Wabash streets at 6 p.m. Sunday.

We are a member of the National and Midwest Associations of Congregational Christian Churches. Visit www.First or www.facebook. com/FirstChurchTH.

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