News From Terre Haute, Indiana


April 6, 2013

Church briefs: April 6, 2013

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St. Stephen’s Episcopal

Worship services in the historic church at 217 N. Seventh St., in Terre Haute, are 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday and noon Thursday. After worship Sunday join the camaraderie, coffee and conversation. All are welcome.

For more details, visit or call 812-232-5165 Tuesday through Friday.

Maple Avenue United Methodist

Maple Avenue United Methodist Church welcomes all to worship with us this Sunday at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Pastor David Rockhill will give a sermon this Sunday and special music will be offered. Sunday morning youth coordinator, Sarah Dyer will be leading the children Sunday school classes at 9:30 a.m. Junior church will take place during the 10:30 a.m. service. We hope you will join us for an inspirational worship service.

We offer free transportation to and from the 10:30 a.m. worship service. If you would like a ride to church, please call the church office before noon on Fridays during the week. We will be happy to pick you up and bring you to church. You may call the church at 812-232-7263. We hope you will join us for this inspirational worship service.

Maple Avenue offers many programs for adults and children alike. Programs available to all include: GED classes, adult basic education classes, after school tutoring (grades 1-5), after school open gym, (grades 1-5), daycare, preschool. Music programs Include: the chancel choir, summer dinner theatre productions, spring cabaret, Christmas and Easter cantatas with orchestra and children’s choir. Missions and service opportunities include: Prayer Chain, Operation Classroom, Penny Drive for Lebanon Children’s Home, United Campus Ministries, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, Habitat for Humanity, and 14th and Chestnut Community Center. There is something for everyone at Maple Avenue UMC and we hope you will join us for an inspirational worship service. For more information, check us out on the web at

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, 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.

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 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.

An evening service called “6:35” is 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 six through seniors, meets Sundays at 9:50 to 10:40 a.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and also Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. X-treme tweenz is a group for all fifth graders that meets bi-monthly on Sundays from 4 pto 6 p.m. through May.

Boost, our Fall 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.

To start the work week, every Monday a prayer meeting is 6 p.m. in the chapel. Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program from hurts, habits and hang-ups, meets every Friday at 7 p.m. in the Wide Eye Cafe. Other groups include the lunch bunch (women), yarn spinners and men’s fellowship group.

Watoto Children’s Choir to perform. As part of our Advocacy and Awareness Week, the Watoto Children’s Choir from Uganda will be performing in the sanctuary April 16 at 7 p.m. The choir will present Watoto’s vision and mission as ambassadors to raise awareness about the plight of the orphaned and vulnerable children of Africa through their stories, music and dance.

My Intentional Life women’s workshop will be April 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sheri Bertolini will be presenting. Early ticket price is $29 and will be $39 if purchased after April 13. Ticket price includes the workshop, book “My Intentional Life” and lunch provided by the Mount Pleasant youth. Tickets can be purchased at the Open Door Christian bookstore or SPPRAK (Special People Performing Random Acts of Kindness) is hosting the event.

Mark your calendars: our missions team’s annual fundraising yard sale will be June 14 and 15. Kingdom Rock VBS will be June 23-27. Registration is currently underway and will end June 9.

 North campus activities:

The Noodle Club meets Monday at 9 a.m. This group is famous for its delicious pasta. Come join the group to hone in on your cooking skills. Ourcare group meets Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. to help spread Christ’s message to our shut-ins and newcomers.

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.

 You can also visit our new website at, friend us on Facebook (Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church) and/or follow us on Twitter @Mt_PleasantUMC.

Spruce Street A.M.E.

We have a new pastor. All are welcome to come join us in Sunday Morning worship service at 10 a.m. The church is located at 1660 Spruce St., Terre Haute. All are welcome to come meet our new Pastor. The Reverend Barbara A. Ross is the newly appointed senior pastor of Spruce Street A.M.E. Church. She is from Naperville, Ill. She is the founder of Philip R. Cousin A.M.E. Church where she served as senior pastor for 12 years. She served as Senior Pastor of Bethel A.M.E. Church in New Castle,. She holds a master of divinity degree and a master of arts in spiritual formation and eangelism degree. Both degrees are from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary located in Evanston, Ill. She has just recently earned her Professional Certification in Spiritual Formation from the General Board of Higher Education of the United Methodist Church. She is also a Certified Spiritual Director.

We are beginning to rethink church under our new Pastor. We have powerful and informed preaching, uplifting and Spirit-filled worship service, a heart for serving our community and a whole lot of love and hugs to share. You can come dressed as you are. Come experience Spruce Street AME Church for yourself, I promise you will not be disappointed.

The church phone number is 812-232-6070. The Pastor also can be reached at 773-457-3681. Like our Church’s Facebook Page; Spruce St AME Church. Follow Pastor Ross on Twitter; senior pastor Ross@SeniorPastorRos to keep up with her daily tweets.

Rio Grande Baptist

Please join us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m.

We are a family oriented church. We worship with traditional hymns and contemporary worship songs, special music and a children’s message given by our pastor, Matt Larimer. Youth group meets at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Wednesdays at 7 p.m. we gather for prayer service, focusing on specific needs in our community and around the world, as we pray to him, listen to him and meditate on his word. Everyone is welcome to attend. Please come and get to know our church family. We are an American Baptist Church dedicated to having fun while serving God.

Rio Grande Baptist Church is located at 4411 E. Rio Grande at the corner of Erickson and Rio Grande. Please visit our website at or email at for more information.

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 147-year-old church. We invite you to worship with us, Sunday, at 9:30 a.m. Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s message, “Thomas: Finding Faith in Honest Doubt” (John 20: 19-31), and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and the chancel choir, directed by Erich Kendall, sing an anthem praising the Lord.

Fellowship in the church library will follow the worship service, 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), Tom Barnett will teach and lead discussion on “The Lord Appears” (Luke 24: 36-53). At the same time, in the Cross and Flame Room, the Lamplighters’ discussion group continues their study focused on “Guerrilla Lovers” (Revolutionary Compassion).

An adult class for parents with young children meets in Thirza Bunce Room 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. The class is led by Leah Allman and Michel Starkey. They are reading and discussing the book, “Sticky Faith,” by Kara E. Powell.

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 8-12) taught by Gail Hayes and Nancy Rogers. The theme is “Paul’s Conversion.”

The 7th Cents youth group, a combined Central Presbyterian Church and Centenary U. M. Church group of students from middle school and high school classes, meets Sundays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Interested students are welcome to become a member of the group There will not be a meeting on April 7 because of Spring Break, but it will resume meeting the following Sunday.

The church’s Seventh Street entrance is handicapped accessible, and ample parking is located behind the church. Consider participating in our “Prayer and Meditation Time” led by lay preacher Tom Barnett on Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to noon.

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

Unity Presbyterian

Worship service at 1207 E. Springhill Dr., is 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. The first Sunday of each month we celebrate the Lord’s supper. Our pastor is Linda Peters. Her sermon: “Even When we Doubt, God Hears Our Cry” based on Psalm 150 and John 20:19-31.

Adult Bible study: 9:30 a.m., Sunday school class follows a moment with the children. Child care is available throughout the morning. Join us for fellowship following the service.

Unity Presbyterian Church is a small church with a huge heart. Our youth group meets once a month on the second Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. Unity supports local, national and international missions. Join us for Potluck and Praise each Thursday evening 6 p.m.

Amie Ellison is our choir director, Andrea Marlow is our organist. Choir rehearsal is every Thursday, 7 p.m. and every Sunday 10 a.m. For the month of April, Unity will pray for San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo and Pasadena, Calif. This week prayers for our own church, Unity Presbyterian Church, pastor Linda Peters. Blessings to all who volunteer, staff members, bus drivers, administrators and students at Fayette 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; blog:; or email:

Annunciation, Brazil

Father John Hollowell and the parishioners of Annunciation Church, 19 N. Alabama, Brazil, welcome you to join them for Mass on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. or on Sunday 8:30 am. Weekday masses are celebrated on Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and on Tuesday at 9 a.m. On Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. a Latin Mass will be celebrated. For information about our parish programs or services please call the office at 812-448-1901.

St. Benedict

Fr. Ed Goldbach and the parish community of St. Benedict, 111 S. Ninth St. will celebrate Mass on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Daily Mass is celebrated each weekday except Wednesday at 12:05 p.m. For more information about our parish services or programs please call the office at 812-232-8421.

Religious education classes for our elementary grades are from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. on Sunday mornings. For more information about our elementary grades religious education contact Diane Smith at High school religious education and confirmation classes are on Sunday evening 5 to 6:45 p.m. For more information about our high school youth ministry events please contact Janet Roth at

St. Joseph University Parish

St. Joseph University Parish, 113 S. Fifth St., invites you to celebrate Mass with us this weekend. Mass is at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Sunday Masses are at 9 and 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 10:15 to 11:15 am Sunday. For more information about grade school/middle school religious education contact Elizabeth Davis at High school religious education and confirmation classes are on Sunday 5 to 6:45 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information about high school religious education and Confirmation classes at

St. Joseph University Parish annual sweepstakes dinner will be at the Idle Creek Banquet Center on May 17, with proceeds to benefit St. Joseph University Parish and our Honduras medical mission. $100 Sweepstakes ticket includes one dinner and sweepstakes entry. Tickets are on sale now at the parish office.

St. Margaret Mary

Fr. Rick Ginther and the St. Margaret Mary parish community invite you to join us for Mass on Saturday at 4 p.m. and on Sunday at 11 a.m. You are also invited to the celebration of a Spanish Mass at 2 p.m. on Sunday. We are located at 2405 S. Seventh St. For more information about our parish or any of our programs, please call the parish office at 812-232-3512.

Religious education for grades pre-k through 8 is Sunday morning 9:30-10:45 am. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at High school religious education and confirmation classes are Sunday 5 to 6:45 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information at Adult Faith Formation continues with Sunday morning Bible Study, Revelation, from the Great Adventure Bible Study series with Jeff Cavins. Sunday study is 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

St. Margaret Mary annual dinner and raffle will be April 28 at Country Club of Terre Haute. $100 raffle ticket includes one dinner and a raffle entry. The evening also includes a silent auction. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Dave Cash at 812-299-5190 or Mike Connolly at 812-299-0010.

St. Patrick

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

Sunday morning religious education classes for grades pre-k through 8 meet from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. in Moran Family Life Center. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at High school faith formation classes are in Moran Family Life Center Sunday evenings from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information about high school religious education at

Adult education classes are offered on Thursday evening and Sunday morning. Thursday study is: Journey Through Church History, at 6:30 p.m. in the school library. Sunday morning study, The Book of James is after the 9 a.m. mass in room A of the Family Life Center.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sacred Heart of Jesus parishioners welcome you to celebrate Mass with them at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. Weekday Mass is Thursday at 10:45 a.m. We are located at 2322 N. 13th St. For more information about our parish or programs call the office at 812-466-1231.

Religious education classes for grades pre-k through 8 meet on Sunday from 9 to 10:15 a.m. High school religious education and confirmation classes are on Sunday evening 5 to 6:45 p.m. For more information about our High School youth ministry events please contact Janet Roth at Adult education with Great Adventure Bible Study continues on the first three Mondays of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Have you or someone you love ever thought about becoming Catholic? If so, Sacred Heart, St. Benedict, St. Margaret Mary and St. Patrick Parishes invite you to a time of inquiry. The gatherings will offer you a time to question and explore many aspects of the Catholic faith while learning more about the basic teachings of the Catholic Church. These informal sessions will help you determine if you will want to enter the more formal RCIA classes which will begin in late August. Sessions are 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish with baby-sitting provided. For information contact Donna Wenstrup 232-8518.

Terre Haute Deanery Pastoral Center

Cowan and Cook Flower Card Fundraiser is under way for Wabash Valley Health Center, Inc. and St. Ann Dental Service.

You can buy a flower card for $30 which will entitle you to pick up a bouquet of fresh flowers each month from April 2013-March 2014, at Cowen and Cook flower shop, 575 N. 21st St. Call St. Ann Dental Services at 812-232-6832 ext. 109 or ext. 124, to make arrangements to buy a card now. We have 125 cards available for sale.

You are invited to join the Sisters of Providence in the Church of the Immaculate Conception on Tuesday, April 9 at 7 to 8 p.m. for a special Taize prayer service in conjunction with the “2013 Year of the River” celebration. The theme is “Waters of Baptism.”

The Deanery Pastoral Personnel will host the annual senior citizen appreciation Mass and dinner on Thursday, May 2 at St. Margaret Mary Church, 2405 S. Seventh St. This event celebrates the faith of our deanery senior citizens and expresses gratitude for your sharing the faith for many years. There is no cost to you. Mass is at 11 a.m. with a catered dinner following in the parish life center. Register by calling Sister Mary or Louise at 812-232-8400 by April 24.

West Central Indiana’s largest and longest-running Earth Day celebration continues April 20 at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. The 15th annual celebration is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is hosted by White Violet Center for Eco-Justice, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence. The Year of the River is the theme. Dozens of educational exhibits will be on display, food offered by local vendors, live music and children’s activities. Fun and educational for the entire family. For more information, contact Robyn Morton at 812-535-2932 or

Oregon Baptist

Oregon Baptist Church is an American Baptist Church located at 11200 S. Carlisle St. Terre Haute, 812-299-2112, pastor: Fred Harrison.

While traditional in most of our ways, we seek to adopt ministries that reach people in an ever changing culture. We are a friendly family like congregation. Oregon is a church where you can quickly join in as we seek to please God by living his great commandment “love God with all your heart and others as yourself” and work his commission to carry the good news to the whole world.

Sunday school starts each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Fred Harrison leads us in morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening service is at 6 p.m. Adult Bible study at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. There are also youth groups for pre-k through high school on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. The pre-k to second grade are learning “Values to Grow By” this year using a series from Veggie Tales.  The second through fifth graders are “Traveling Route 66” (66 books of the Bible). Please join us as we learn more about God’s word, play games and have a snack.

Barbour Avenue UMC

 Open Heart Quartet will be in concert in the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday at Barbour Avenue United Methodist Church. We would like to invite those enjoy good gospel music to come and bring a friend. There will be a love offering taken for them to bless their ministry. The church is located at 1401 Barbour Ave. on the east side of Lafayette Avenue. Also we will have a spaghetti luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. following the worship service in our fellowship hall. The cost is $5 per person with the proceeds going towards rewiring half of the church. For more information, call Pastor Bob at 812-239-5798.

St. Mary’s Village

Sr. Joan Slobig, S.P., Parish Life Coordinator and the parish community of St. Mary’s Village Church invite you to join us for liturgy Sunday at 9am. Religious Education classes are Sunday mornings for grades pre-k through high school. For information about our parish programs call the office at 812-535-1261.

The Church of Jesus

Christ of Latter-day Saints

There are many opportunities for you to worship and fellowship with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Our Sacrament Meetings at 9 and 11:30 a.m. provide an opportunity to worship the Lord, Jesus Christ through the ordinance of the sacrament, music and messages prepared by fellow congregants. Following each sacrament meeting, you can also attend a Sunday school class. There are classes for every age group that all focus on increasing our knowledge of our Savior, Jesus Christ through the study of the scriptures. Following the Sunday School class, join us as we meet in smaller groups to focus on the individual needs of men, women, youth and children as followers of Christ. During the week, we have even more opportunities to gather. On Tuesdays at 7 p.m., college-age young adults meet for gospel study. We also have a Cub Scout pack, a group for girls age 8 to 11, a group for young women age 12 to 18, two Boy Scout troops, a group for young men age 12 to 18, a women’s book club meeting, a crafting group and much more. Each meeting is a chance to be uplifted and strengthened. We welcome you to join us as we strive to “Come unto Christ and be perfected in Him.”

For more information about our faith or for more information about our meetings, we encourage you to contact our full-time missionaries at 812-219-8578 or 812-219-8933 and visit

 Please join us for this upcoming event:

June 14, 2013 – Mormon Tabernacle Choir in concert at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, please contact our full-time missionaries (see numbers above).

Riley Bible

The entire Riley Bible family invites you to join us at our church for this Sunday. Our main service is at 11 a.m. We are located two doors down from the Dollar General 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. Wednesday night prayer and Bible study starts at 7 p.m.

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 or check us out on facebook @RileyBibleChurch.

Peniel United Methodist

Spring is supposed to be here. It gives us the feeling of cleaning and feeling that fresh air. Have you noticed the new curtains in the Fellowship Hall. Also, I’ve noticed crocus blooming and leaves of rhubarb poking through their winter cover.

We will be welcoming Pastor Steve Loft this Sunday. He and Pastor Pippin will be exchanging pulpit visits.

April 16 at 6 p.m. the Bible study and prayer group will meet at the church.

Don’t forget the needs at the Food Pantry in Brazil and saving those boxtops for the schools.

Sunday school at Peniel begins at 9:45 a.m. followed by church services at 10:45 a.m.

For more information contact Pastor Pippin at 812-443-8489.

Central Presbyterian

Central Presbyterian Church (125 N. Seventh St.) will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Lant Davis’s sermon, “Hallelujah!” will be based on Psalm 150. The Lord’s supper will be served. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. A session commission will receive new members at 10 a.m. Nursery care is provided. On Tuesday the celebrating life group will meet at the church at 1 p.m. for a program and refreshments. On Friday at 7 p.m. in the church sanctuary, the Farrington Grove Chorale will present a concert for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute; the concert is free and open to the public. For details, call the church office 812-232-5049 or visit us online at

Reformed Presbyterian

The Terre Haute Reformed Presbyterian Church, a new congregation committed to the inspired and infallible Word of God, cordially invites you to join us for worship this Sunday. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. The regular adult and college-age classes are studying through the book of 1 Peter. Pastor Bill Roberts will preach on the theme of “Christ Jesus: Humbled then Glorified.” 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 Avenue). A nursery for children three and under is available during the worship service.

Shelburn First Baptist

You are invited to Shelburn First Baptist Church for services on Sunday, April 7. interim pastor, the Rev. Ron Riggs, will preach on “Reaching All the Bases” from Hebrews 10. The service will include a service of baptism and the Lord’s supper. Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. and Route 56 for children is at 10:40 a.m. Evening services are at 6 p.m. for adults, kid jam, and youth group led by Dusty and Samantha Tryon. Our community kitchen dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Wednesday 6:30 p.m. activities include adult Bible study and jr. high and sr. high youth. Our church is an American Baptist congregation and we meet at U.S. 41 and Mill Street. We can be reached at 812-397-5595 and online at

Rosedale Baptist

Sunday worship service 9:30 a.m., Sunday school 10:30 a.m., Sunday eve service 7 p.m., Wednesday night prayer and Bible study 7 p.m.

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

At 11:30 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

 You are invited to join us for worship on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. This Sunday Pastor Bernie Jackson’s sermon topic will be “How to Cross Over to New Life,” with scripture text from John 14:1-7. Music will be provided by the sanctuary choir. A children’s story is included in our worship each week, after which children in grades K-3 are dismissed to Children’s Church. Communion is observed on the first Sunday of each month. The First Link Hospitality Room is available before and after the service providing a place for guests and members to enjoy light refreshments and conversation. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. with classes for all ages, including nine adult class options. Pre-school Sunday school and extended care is available throughout the morning.

 On Sunday evening at 6 p.m. we will hear a report from several participants who have recently been on medical mission trips to Haiti.

 “Operation Antioch” will be a churchwide emphasis during the post Easter season. Beginning on April 14 and continuing through May 19, which is Pentecost Sunday, our Sunday morning sermon themes and texts will come from the book of Acts. Additionally, most of our adult Sunday school classes will then follow up with further study and discussion during class time. Our pastors Bernie Jackson and John Campbell have compiled the teaching guide that we will use during this special five-week study.

 Upcoming events in the life of our church include the First Baptist Senior Singers presentation of “Well Seasoned Praise—A Smorgasbord of Favorites” on Sunday evening, April 14th and a concert by soloist Kara Claybrook on Sunday evening, April 21.

 First Baptist Church is an American Baptist congregation located at 4701 E Poplar Drive. Further information is available on our website at

Memorial United Methodist

Memorial United Methodist 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 on Sunday, April 7, for one of the following services. The Rev. Scott’s sermon topic: “Jerusalem to Birmingham: Letters from Jail.”

The disciples were forbidden to teach about Jesus. Martin Luther King Jr. was forbidden to do certain things in white Alabama. Both were arrested for their actions. Both addressed the issues of unjust laws and whom should be obeyed. Both preached and taught and changed society. On the 50th anniversary of King’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” we will be reminded of the power of listening to God and following God’s way via a dialogue sermon of letters written years apart chronologically and moments apart in spirit. Scripture: Acts 5:27-32.

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.

Sewing stitches will meet on Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The knit wits will meet on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Tai Chi with Rebecca Graves will meet 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

North Terre Haute Christian

The church, located at 3133 E. Park Ave. in Terre Haute, will present in concert, Open Heart Quartet, this Sunday at 6 p.m.

Communicating the Word of God through Southern Gospel music, Open Heart Quartet is dedicated to spreading the message of salvation through Jesus Christ. Open Heart Quartet is led by former Kingsmen Quartet baritone Wayne Maynard. Wayne is joined Monty Craig, Mike Atchison, Chris Begarly, and Graham Craig

Come as you are. Everyone is welcome. Questions, call 812-466-1070.

New Life Fellowhip

What a blessed Easter we enjoyed at New Life Fellowship. In addition to having our two largest attendances in our services, the spirit of God was moving and everyone had a wonderful time. The morning service featured over 100 children singing in the children’s choir – what an amazing job they did. Our God’s Rods creative ministry team (9 to 11 year olds) did a dowel rod interpretation of “Arise My Love” and Pastor Jeffrey Harpole preached an amazing Easter message. The evening service was a drama and musical presentation entitled “Torn By Love” that featured anointed music, drama by youth and adults, the Bible made alive through stories, and artists that painted a beautiful piece of art that accented the message of “amazing grace.” Come join us at New Life Fellowship next Sunday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. – we have something for people at every season of life – there’s a place for you. We have activities for the children and the youth on Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. We will host a prophecy conference with the Rev. Irwin Baxter on Saturday, April 13 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 14 at 10 a.m. Come be our guest, 7849 Wabash Ave., East Glenn,, where no one has a past and everyone has a future.

United Methodist Temple

The United Methodist Temple family invites you to worship with them every Sunday at 8:45  and/or 11 a.m., at their sanctuary at 5301 U.S. 41 S., just past the intersection between U.S. 41 and Seventh Street. Our early service is traditional in flavor with hymns, chancel choir and English handbells. Our second service utilizes a praise band with drums and guitar. Both services are casual. Both are designed to help folks experience God as revealed in Jesus Christ, so that they may experience the full joy of discipleship. Having just completed a series on the seven final words of Jesus, we have now begin to celebrate the resurrection of Christ and will be doing that for the 50 days of preparation for Pentecost. Our theme for this period will be “Experiencing Christ Together.” Christ is alive. He is risen.

We have Sunday school for all ages at 10 am every sunday and a welcome café for those who wish to get food or coffee on the way to their classes. Please call in if you are interested in the new member orientation which will start this week and is open to all, both members and non members.

There are 13 appearances of Jesus after his resurrection on Easter Sunday. Those appearances range from appearance to one person, Mary Magdalene, early on Sunday morning (Mark 16.9), and an appearance to a group of women returning from the tomb (Matthew 28:9-10), to appearances to more than 500 at once. Jesus even cooked breakfast for his disciples. This coming week we will be examining the Emmaus Road experience of two disciples who discovered that an unknown stranger walking with them was really Jesus. In a sermon  “Christ, the Unrecognized” from Luke 24:13-34, we will sift out the meaning of this for the disciples. The importance of this passage is the realization that wherever we walk, Christ walks among us ready to transform our realities of confusion and hopelessness into clarity and joy. This happens in a myriad of ways but it is still happening today. The Risen Christ is the center of our faith as Christians. While we live by faith, we have moments of encounter that encourage us to walk secure in his presence. The key to life in Christ is experiencing relationship to Christ and walking with him. The goal of Christian life is to spiritually perceive him, and serve him and his reign in every situation. Come and experience the love of Christ with us as we walk in faith together. We believe that Christians need other Christians to maintain spiritual health.

Our Schedule:

Monday: 10:30 a.m. holy Christian yoga with Macy Kalb; noon to 2:15 p.m. celebrate recovery.

Tuesday: 5:30 p.m. WM men’s group; 6 p.m. Zumba 7 coeducational Bible study.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. women’s Bible study on Daniel with Beth Moore; 6 p.m. weightwatchers; 7:30 p.m. holy Christian yoga.

Thursday: 10 a.m. piecemakers; 6 p.m. Zumba.

Friday: 10:30 a.m. holy yoga; noon senior connection (dinner and fun).

Sunday: 10:15 a.m. new member informational class/pastor’s class.

Coming up soon: April 11, 8 a.m. United Methodist men’s breakfast at Youngstown Diner

April 12, 6 p.m. Rock ‘n’ Praise dinner John Henderson (please RSVP).

Our staff can be reached through Margaret Fulsom at 812-299-1898. Jill Kuckewich is our music director. Doug Sperry is our organist/pianist. Karla Clayton and Gene Finley lead our Celebrate Recovery group. The Rev. Steve Cain is our pastor at Our website is Come and worship with us and encounter the Christ whose presence is a constant.

Seelyville United

 Methodist Church

Pastor Jack Diel and the Seelyville UMC Family invite you to join us on Sunday,  the second Sunday of Easter. Morning worship begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by a time of fellowship hosted by Donna Crowley and Sunday school classes at 10:45 a.m. Nursery care will be provided by Jo Phillips and Terry Tingley and kid’s hour continues from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster with helper Amy Price.

Scripture reading for this Sunday are Psalm 150 and John 20:19-31 with Connie Atkinson as liturgist. Bob Elsey will serve as soloist and song leader while the choir takes a Sunday off. Mary Jensen is organist/pianist as we sing hymns “Praise to the Lord, the Almighty,” “Without Seeing You” and “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling.”

Pastor Jack’s sermon is titled “Our Brother Thomas” and will examine Thomas wanting to see the proof that Jesus was resurrected. Jesus provided him what he needed in order to have faith just as he does for us. Holy communion will be served.

Scouting programs resume this week on Monday and Tuesday. The prayer and Bible study group continues at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, and Book Banter Buffet holds the Wednesday gathering at 12:30 p.m. in the home of Edith Tucker. “The Kitchen House” will be discussed. Beginning yoga continues on Wednesday with instructor Trudy Newton at the church at 5:30 p.m. and the worship team meeting follows at 6:30 p.m. Financial Peace University continues on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. with leaders Steve and Patty Jones and the Emmaus group joins together at 6:30 p.m. on Fridayin the home of Newman and Connie Atkinson.

Make reservations now to attend the 11th annual banquet to support the 14th and Chestnut Community Center on April 25. The event beginning at 6 p.m. will be held in a new location, the Sycamore Banquet Center, at the south entrance near the fountain of the ISU Student Union. A silent auction will also be held and reserved parking is included in the gated Fifth and Chestnut streets lot. Please call the Center at 812-232-3126 if you have not received a reservation form for a celebration of the work of the center and the dedication of volunteers.

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 at “We are a caring family making disciples for Jesus Christ.”

First Congregational Church

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio Street, in Terre Haute, invites you to join us this Sunday, as we continue our Easter celebration with holy hilarity Sunday. With the crucifixion of Jesus, the powers of evil thought the entire issue was put to rest, that God had lost and they had won. With the resurrection, everything – including their plan – was turned upside down. When Jesus rose from the grave, God played the greatest cosmic joke on evil. Join us as we celebrate the light hearted moments of joy that Christ’s great achievement bring to our life.

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

This Sunday, we will gather for our monthly dialogue at St. Arbucks, 25th Street and Wabash Avenue, at 6 p.m. to talk about how the world perceives the term “Christian.” Join us for this opportunity at spirited conversation in a safe environment to explore our thoughts and spiritual journey.

First Congregational Church is a member of the National and Midwest Associations of Congregational Christian Churches, founded on the principles of “Faith, Freedom and 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 or listen to our music and sermons at

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    March 12, 2010