News From Terre Haute, Indiana

May 9, 2014

Church briefs: May 10, 2014


TERRE HAUTE — Celestial Christian

Community Bible study at 7 p.m. Tuesday, 1219 S. 12th St. Visit or call 812-917-4410.

First Southern Baptist

We are at 1200 E. Davis Drive, with the Rev. Bryce Ulrich. Bible study is 9:15 a.m. Sunday, with Sunday school for infants through fifth grade. Worship service at 10:30 a.m. Kid Worship for kindergarten through fourth grade after singing. Extended session, under age 4, check-in is 10:15 a.m. 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday is Spark for children, Ignite youth group and Blaze adult prayer group.

Contact us at 812-235-7623, or

Eighth Avenue Baptist

Sunday: Mother’s Day message by Pastor Dick Smith

Friday through May 18: “Spring Renewal” with Kyle Witmer, missionary to Thailand. Revival services at 6:30 p.m. Friday, then fellowship hour. May 17: 6:30 p.m., revival services; May 18: 10 a.m., Pastor Kyle Witmer delivers the message; 11:30 a.m., church dinner; 6 p.m., concluding revival services.

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Come to 1875 S. Fruitridge Ave. Sunday service is 10:30 a.m. Children’s religious education is 10:50 a.m. May 11, Julie Young will speak on Pete Seeger, folk singer and peace activist.

Rational Free Thinkers group meets at 9:15 a.m., discussing the movie “Ideocracy” and Darwinism. Call 812-232-1193 or find us on Facebook.

Maple Avenue United Methodist

Worship Sunday at 8:30 or 10:30 a.m. Sunday school for all ages meets 9:30 a.m. Hear Pastor David Rockhill’s sermon, “Example, Healer, Shepherd,” with Scripture Luke 24:13-35, on where we encounter Jesus. The second service includes a children’s sermon and junior church.

For free transportation to the 10:30 service, call 812-232-7263 before noon Friday.

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

Rio Grande Baptist

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

Reformed Presbyterian

Join us for worship Sunday. Pastor Bill Roberts’ sermon will be “Our Heavenly Inheritance,” from 1 Peter. Sunday school for all ages is 9:30 a.m., worship at 10:45 a.m. Nursery for ages 3 and under is available. Meal and fellowship follow worship.

Oregon Baptist

We are an American Baptist Church, 11200 S. Carlisle St. Call 812-299-2112.

Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Fred Harrison leads worship at 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.

Centenary United Methodist

Join us at 301 N. Seventh St., adjacent to Indiana State University. Worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s message “It Sounds Like That” (Luke 24:13-39), and hear a special musical event.

Monday, 70 Habitat for Humanity bicycle riders will arrive to spend the night, with dinner at 6 p.m. Call 232-2319 to contribute food.

The 7th Cents Youth Group meets at Central Presbyterian Church at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, to celebrate Youth Sunday. Contact Youth Director Tiffany Grossman, 589-1647. Join prayer and meditation Thursday, 11 a.m. to noon. Call 232-2319.

St. Benedict

Join us at 111 S. Ninth St. Mass Saturday at 5:30 p.m., Sunday at 8:30 a.m. or 11 a.m., and weekdays at 12:05 p.m.Call 812-232-8421.

Pancake breakfast is May 17, 9 to 11 a.m. Join us May 18, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., for “Caring for a Loved One with Alzheimer’s,” a DVD offering insight, hope and understanding for caregivers. To register contact Sue Butwin,, or call church at 812-232-8421.

St. Joseph University Parish

Come to 113 S. Fifth St. Mass at 5 p.m. Saturday; Sunday at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; weekdays at 5:15 p.m. Reconciliation is Wednesday at 7 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet is prayed Wednesday at 4:45 p.m. Find us online or call 812-232-7011.

St. Margaret Mary

Worship at 2405 S. Seventh St., with Mass Saturday at 4 p.m. or Sunday at 11 a.m. Spanish Mass is 2 p.m. Sunday. Sacrament of reconciliation is today at 2:30 p.m. May Crowning is 9:40 a.m. Sunday. Visit us online or call 812-232-3512.

St. Mary’s Village Church

Join us for Liturgy Sunday at 9 a.m. First Communion will be celebrated. Bible study, “Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues,” follows Mass. Call 812-535-1261.

St. Patrick

We are at 1807 Poplar St. Liturgy is today at 6 p.m., Sunday at 9 a.m., and Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. Every weekday, Communion service at 7:15 a.m. Sacrament of reconciliation is today at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 8 a.m. May Crowning is 10:40 a.m. Sunday.

Our parish is supporting the Crisis Pregnancy Center baby bottle campaign. To participate, fill a bottle with your excess change and return it June 15. The CPC will purchase cribs that our clients earn through the Encouraging Parents Together program. Visit online or call 812-232-8518.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Worship with us at 2322 N. 131⁄2 St. Mass is Saturday at 4:30 p.m., Sunday at 10:30 a.m., and Friday at 11 a.m. Children are welcome to participate in the May Crowning before Mass Sunday. Call 812-466-1231.

Annunciation, Brazil

Our church is at 19 N. Alabama St. Mass on 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

Come to 558 Nebeker St. Mass is 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. Adult Bible study is 6:30 p.m. Monday. Call 765-832-8468.

St. Joseph, Rockville

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

Deanery Center

The program “Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother” is May 13, 20 and 27, 10 to 11:30 a.m. This DVD series offers a biblical pilgrimage through Mary’s life and shows why she is an essential part of our faith, visiting key events in salvation history. Dr. Edward Sri will introduce you to the Blessed Mother on a personal level, showing how Scripture, history and Jewish culture reveal the sorrows, anxieties and joys Mary would have held in her heart. Register by calling 812-232-8400.

Berean Baptist

The 9:30 a.m. Bible study hour features teen and adult classes. Junior class meets in annex. The 10:30 a.m. worship features congregational singing and instrumental accompaniment. Pastor Larry Lilly’s sermon is “The Majesty of Motherhood,” with biblical teaching of the equality of women and the honor attributed to mothers. Recognition to all mothers present.

Evening service is celebrated in homes. Take time with Mother while you still have her. 6770 N. Clinton St. Call 240-5842 or email

New Haven of Hope

Pastor Tim and Melanie Van Winkle, and the church at 2251 Liberty Ave. and 23rd Street, invite you to services Sunday at 3 p.m. and Tuesday at 6 p.m. Today, the church has a yard sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 16th Street and Liberty Avenue. Profits will enable kids to attend camp in Brazil in July.

Realizing “No nation can rise above the level of its mothers,” all mothers will be honored this Mother’s Day Sunday with a gift, surprises and many spiritual blessings.

Tuesday is Bible study for adults and Kids Alive for youth.

Coming May 18, Brothers Larry Reck and Joe Green will be our guest ministers. This is your chance to receive spiritual truth concerning your place in the Body of Christ. Though guns are discouraged, your Sword of the Spirit, the Bible, is encouraged. Don’t leave home without it!

Call us at 812-533-0131 or 812-208-9700.

Central Presbyterian

Find us at 125 N. Seventh St. We gather at 10:30 a.m. Sunday for traditional worship. The congregation will observe Mother’s Day and Youth Sunday. Worship will be led by the Seventh Cents Youth Group, whose sermon will be based on Romans 12:1-8, in which the Apostle Paul writes of life in Christ and spiritual gifts. After the service in the fellowship hall will be a time for coffee, conversation and fellowship. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. Call us at 812-232-5049 or visit

United Methodist Temple

Join us Sunday. Pastor Kevin Drane will lead worship services at 8:45 a.m. (traditional) and 11 a.m. (contemporary). Sermon is based on Luke 10:1-20, “Jesus calls us to the harvest.” This week’s Scriptures are Exodus 2-4, “The Call of Moses”; and Luke 16-18, “The Narrow Way.” Sunday school at 10 a.m. Nursery is available during both services and Sunday school.

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

Central Christian Church - Disciples of Christ

Worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. We celebrate Communion every Sunday, open to all. On Sunday we honor the mothers and women of our church on Mother’s Day. Our young church will bring the message to us with their Easter play about the Resurrection. A fellowship time with drinks and donuts will follow.

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

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

Rosedale Baptist

We are at Depot and Middle streets. Call 765-548-2857. Pastor: Randy McPike.

Sunday worship services, 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday school, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday prayer and Bible study, 7 p.m. We will not have youth group this Sunday.

Church of Christ, Terre Haute

Join us at 4017 E. Margaret Drive. Assembling times: Sunday at 10 a.m. for Bible study, and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. for worship. Wednesday for Bible study at 7 p.m.


Mount Pleasant United Methodist

Aaron Wheaton, senior pastor, and Rick Swan, assistant pastor, and the church invite you to join us.

South campus, 3050 E. Davis Drive, offers Sunday worship services at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m., with Sunday school at 10 a.m. North campus, 1075 N. Fruitridge Ave., offers Sunday school at 9 a.m. with worship service at 10 a.m.

The sermon Sunday will be “When Churches Turn Outward.”

The south campus has services in the fellowship/worship center. Use the front entrance until 10 minutes after each 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.

South campus activities:

“A.D.,” a choir presentation, will be performed by our choir today at 7 p.m. at the south campus. The musical traces the impact of the Resurrection, then issues a bold call for the church today.

Prayer meeting is at 6 p.m. Monday in the chapel. Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program from hurts, habits and hang-ups, meets 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:

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

Our Journey Forward, a support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide, meets Thursday at the north campus, with dinner at 6 p.m. and groups at 7 p.m. Email ourjourney or call 812-232-2478.

Call us at 812-232-4808 (south) or 812-232-2478 (north), visit www.mountpleasant, friend us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @Mt_PleasantUMC.

Grace Community

We invite you to celebrate faith in God. Sunday worship is at 10:30 a.m. We have Sunday school for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Child care is available.

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

We meet in the Gospel Assembly Church building, 401 W. Springhill Drive, west of Debaun Funeral home. Visit or call 812-236-1507.

St. George’s Episcopal, West Terre Haute

The parishioners invite you Sunday for a 9 a.m. Mother’s Day breakfast and worship service of Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m. The Rev. William Wieland will be the celebrant. Coffee Hour follows.

Our usual Sunday schedule includes adult Christian education, 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. in the church hall.

We are at Ferguson Hill, 1337 N. Smith Place. Visit www.stge or phone 812-533-1346 and leave a message. Contact person: Sylvia Brockman, bishop’s warden, brockmanjs@

First Baptist

Worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Bernie Jackson’s sermon will be “The Building Blocks of Community.” Special music provided by the pre-school musicians (in honor of Mothers Day), the bell choir and sanctuary choir. Sunday school is 10:45 a.m. with classes for all ages, including eight adult class options. No evening Link service, to allow families to be together and honor our mothers.

We are an American Baptist church at 4701 E. Poplar Drive.

Seelyville United Methodist

Pastor Jack Diel and the church invite you to worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for the Festival of the Christian Home. A nursery is available, and fellowship will follow.

Kid’s Hour meets, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

Scriptures for Sunday are 1 Peter 2:19-25 and John 10:1-10 with Liturgist Connie Atkinson. The choir will present an anthem. Choir rehearsal is 8:30 a.m. Sunday, and new members are welcome.

Pastor Jack’s sermon will be “Hope in the Midst of Suffering,” addressing how Jesus showed us to live with faith.

On Monday, we will have a meeting of the Administrative Council. The prayer and Bible study group meets Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the church library. Book Banter Buffet gathers in the home of Marsha Harder for lunch and discussion of “The Aviator’s Wife” by Melanie Benjamin on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.

We are at the corner of U.S. 40 and Second Street. Call us at 812-877-1868 or email

First Congregational

We are at 630 Ohio St., and invites you to join us Sunday as we continue our Eastertide celebration with the sermon “The God of Second Chances.” On the night of Jesus’ arrest, Peter proclaimed that he would never betray his teacher and friend, that he was willing to die for Him. But Peter denied even knowing Jesus three times. This betrayal was as significant as Judas’, but Peter learned that our God and our Savior are all about second and third and fourth chances. Find out just how far forgiveness extends.

Services are 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. with children’s Sunday school after the children’s sermon.

Our church is a member of the National and Midwest Associations of Congregational Christian Churches. Find us at or

Trinity Lutheran

Join us at our 10 a.m. Sunday worship service, with Holy Communion, at 2620 Ohio Blvd. Sunday school is at 9 a.m. This Sunday, we will recognize and honor our moms during the service.

Continue to lift up in prayer those affected by recent tornadoes. You can also donate to the Lutheran Disaster Response. Funds designated “U.S. Tornadoes” will be used 100% to help disaster survivors in several states to clean up, rebuild and recover. Drop donations off at our church or send them to: Lutheran Disaster Response, 39330 Treasury Center, Chicago, IL 60694-9300. Visit for more information.

Call 812-232-7628 for church and Vacation Bible School information.