News From Terre Haute, Indiana

February 16, 2013

CHURCH BRIEFS: Feb. 16, 2013


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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 message titled “The Wandering Aramean” which will include scripture: Deuteronomy 26:1-11. The theme this week reminds us that we find meaning today only when we remember the past.

Sunday school classes for all ages will meet at 9:30 a.m. During the 10:30 a.m. worship service children are invited to attend Junior Church with our Sunday Morning Youth Coordinator, Mrs. Sarah Dyer and assistants. 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. For more information, check us out on the web at

Terre Haute St. Stephen’s Episcopal

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

Soup and Study series for Lent begins Feb. 17 for five weeks at 5 p.m. The study is a light-hearted and current look at the Episcopal Church based on “Jesus was an Episcopalian (and you can be one too)” by Chris Yaw. Anyone desiring to know more about our denomination is welcome.

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

First Free Will Baptist

The First Free Will Baptist Church will host a Gospel Musical tribute in honor of the late Sisters Lorine Ladd and Sister Rose Acuff in the spirit of Black History Month. These two local gospel greats touched the lives of many while ministering through song in our community for a number of years. Local choirs and soloist along with recording gospel artist Cynthia Starks will share an evening in songs in their honor Saturday, Feb. 23. The service will be at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m. A free will offering will be raised to assist First Free Will Baptist Church in the construction of there new edifice. Please Join us in Love, song and generosity as we honor these two great women of gospel music.

Rio Grande Baptist

Please join us this week for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. We celebrate with traditional hymns, praise, worship music, and a children’s message. Youth group meets on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. We also invite you to prayer meeting Wednesday at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Rio Grande is dedicated to serving God and the surrounding community. Through his spiritual guidance we strive to strengthen the church body, encourage one another and reach out to the unsaved world.

For more information please visit our website at or email at

Riley Bible Church

The entire Riley Bible family invites you to join us at our church. We are located two doors down from Dollar General in Riley Square, 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.

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


Unity Presbyterian Church

Worship service at 1207 E. Springhill Drive is 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to this first Sunday in Lent. Pastor Linda Peters will be doing a sermon series on “Who is the Messiah” from Isaiah 53. Her sermon, “An Oppressed Messiah,” is based on Psalm 91:1-6 and Isaiah 53. Sunday school class following A Moment with the Children. Child care is available during worship. Join us for coffee and fellowship following the service.

Unity welcomes in the New Year with reverence to our Lord, family, friends, neighbors and each other, as we move into 2013 as a small church with a big heart.

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 February, Unity will pray for Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Blessings to all who volunteer, staff members, bus drivers, administrators and students at South Vigo High School.

We also have an outdoor sanctuary you may visit for quiet reflection at any time. All are welcome. Church office 812-299-2206, our website:

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

Oregon Baptist Church

Oregon Baptist Church is an American Baptist Church, 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.

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. Wednesdays. There also is youth groups for Pre-K through High School Wednesday at 7 p.m. The PreK to 2nd 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.

Peniel United Methodist Church

A busy week ahead for those at Peniel. The Bible study and prayer group will meet Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 6 p.m. On Thursday, Feb. 21 the co-workers/fidelis class meeting will be 6 p.m. On Feb. 23, the men’s Lenten breakfast will be at Carbon at 8 a.m.

There will be beverages and pastries between Sunday school and church services - about 10:30 for all to enjoy.

The scripture this Sunday is from St. Luke 4: 1-13.

Pastor Pippin’s message is “Choices or Curse.”

As always, the children’s moment will be both thought provoking and entertaining.

Save those box tops for the schools and don’t forget the needs at Brazil Food Pantry.

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

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

First Unitarian Universalist

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation is located at 1875 Fruitridge, Ave. Our regular service is each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Feb. 17, 2013, the Rev. Jennie Barrington will present “They Lived and Died for our Principles.”

Also Sunday, Feb. 17, at 9:15 a.m., we invite you to join our adult education group, the Rationalist Free-thinkers discussion group, led by Dr. Ed Warner. They will meet in the library. This week their topic of discussion will be: “What Award-Winning Movies are Worth Seeing?”

Children’s religious education begins at 10:50 a.m. There are two groups, youth ages 5 to 9 and tweens, ages 10 and up. Childcare for younger children is provided for the entire service.

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 our website:

Trinity Lutheran

Please come and join us at our 10 a.m. worship service each Sunday morning at Trinity Lutheran Church located at 2620 Ohio Blvd., here in Terre Haute. Sunday school for all ages is also offered each Sunday morning from 9 to 9:45 a.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 13, at our 7 p.m. Ash Wednesday worship service, we will begin our observation of the church season of Lent, which is a time of self examination and reflection on the quality of our faith and life. The focus of Lent is to repent of our sin, to renew our faith, and to prepare ourselves for Easter Sunday when we will celebrate joyfully our salvation made possible by God’s grace through the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Wednesday, Feb. 20, we will begin our Lenten Wednesdays evening soup, salad, and Bible study gatherings at 6 p.m. and we will continue these soup/salad/Bible study gatherings for the four following Wednesday evenings on Feb. 27, March 6, 13 and 20. Our Bible study will be on the book of Ephesians and will be led by our adult Sunday school teacher, Todd Peterson.

Sunday, Feb. 24 during our Sunday worship service at 10 a.m. the children in our congregation will be collecting pennies for their penny power ministry to help feed hungry children and others around the world through the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) World Hunger Organization.

For more details concerning Trinity Lutheran Church or our ministries such as our Lenten soup/salad/Bible study Wednesday gatherings please call 812-232-7628.

Centenary United  Methodist Church

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 sermon, “A Lenten Call to Discipleship—Lent One” (Mark 8: 27-38), and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and the chancel choir, directed by Erich Kendall, sing “Eye Hath Not Seen.”

Fellowship in the Church library will follow the worship service, from 10:30 to 10:45 a.m. Sunday school classes are offered to all age groups and nursery care is provided. At 10:45 a.m., in the friendship class (adult Bible study), Deb Moore Hardin will teach and lead the discussion on “Spiritual Disciples for New Life” (Colossians 8: 5-17). At the same time in the Cross and Flame Room, the lamplighters’ discussion group has begun a new study focused on “Guerrilla Lovers” (Revolutionary Compassion).

A new adult class for parents of young children meets in Thirza Bunce Room from 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 6-12) taught by Gail Hayes and Nancy Rogers. The theme is “The Lost Sheep” (Luke 15: 3-7).

Join us, Sunday, Feb. 17, from 4 to 7 p.m., at United Campus Ministries’ “Chili Fest, Silent Auction, and Bake Shop” at St. Mark Church of Christ, 475 S. Fruitridge Ave. This event is a fundraiser in support of UCM’s student programs. Slow-grilled hot dogs and baked potates will also be served. Delectable desserts will be available at a modest cost. Beverages are included in the admission price: adults, $8 and children under the age of 12 years, $4.

The “All Church” Lenten Bible study series will begin Feb. 17 and continue every Sunday evening until March 24. It will start with supper at 5:30 and adjourn by 7:15 p.m. This program is designed to deepen a person’s understanding of Jesus’ life. The “Big Question” college age group will also be attending this series.

The 7th Cents youth group, a combined Central Presbyterian and Centenary U. M. Church group of students from middle school and high school classes, meets from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Interested students are welcome to become a member of this group. On Feb. 17, the Youth Group will begin a youth Lenten series, “The Way: Baptism and Temptation.” Contact Amanda Tramel at Centenary for more information.

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

Annunciation, Brazil

Father John Hollowell and the parishioners of Annunciation Church, 19 N. Alabama, Brazil, welcome you to join them for mass Saturday at 4:30 p.m. or Sunday 8:30 a.m. Weekday masses are celebrated Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. 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 Church

The parish community of St. Benedict, 111 S. Ninth St. celebrates mass Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Daily mass is celebrated each weekday at 12:05 p.m. Stations of the Cross will be at 7 p.m. Fridays during Lent. 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 9:30 to 10:45 am Sundays. High school religious education and confirmation classes are Sunday 5 to 6:45 p.m. Our high school seniors will attend the senior retreat this weekend at St. Bernadette Retreat Center in Indianapolis. For more information about our High School youth ministry events please contact Janet Roth at

Knights of Columbus Lenten fish fry will be on Friday, Feb. 22 at St. Benedict Hellmann Hall from 4 to 7 p.m.

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. Saturday. Sunday masses are 9 and 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weekday mass is celebrated at 5:15 p.m. During Lent the stations of the cross will be Friday at 1:30 and 7 p.m.

For more information about our services or programs please call the parish office at 812-232-7011.

Grade school and middle school religious education classes are from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Sunday. For more information about grade school/middle school religious education contact Elizabeth Davis at High school religious education and confirmation classes are 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 serves Indiana State University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology while also welcoming the students of St. Mary-of-the-Woods College and Ivy Tech. Catholic Campus ministry strives to be the life-giving presence of Christ within the academic community. RHIT Winter Break Trip will be Feb. 24 to March 2, Tallahatchie County, MS and the ISU Spring Break Trip will be March 10-16, Macon, Ga. For more info go to:

St. Margaret Mary Church

The St. Margaret Mary parish community invites you to join us for weekend mass Saturday at 4 p.m. or Sunday at 11 a.m. You also are invited to the celebration of a Spanish mass each Sunday at 2 p.m. On Fridays of Lent we will have stations of the cross at 6 p.m. followed by a soup and bread supper with reflections on the Psalms by Father Rick Ginther. 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 from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. 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 the Sunday morning Bible study, Revelation, from the Great Adventure Bible Study series with Jeff Cavins. Group meets in the parish office building on Sunday from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m.

St. Margaret Mary Parish is sponsoring a Pilgrimage trip to Shrines of Canada, Oct. 8-17, 2013 as a special celebration of the Year of Faith. For more information contact: Jerry Moorman at 812-232-3512. Deadline for registration is May 1, 2013.

St. Mary’s Village Church

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 9 am. Religious education classes are Sunday mornings for grades Pre-K through high school. For information about our parish programs call the office at 535-1261.

St. Patrick Church

Fr. Rick Ginther, Pastor and St. Patrick parish community, 1807 Poplar St., invite you to weekend liturgy Saturday at 6 p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m. You also are welcome to join us for weekday mass Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. Stations of the cross will be Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. during Lent. For information about any of our programs call the parish office 812-232-8518.

Sunday religious education classes for grades Pre-K through 8 meet from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. in Moran Center. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at High school faith formation classes are in Moran Center Sunday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information about high school religious education at jummp.youthminister@ Adult education classes are available 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.

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. The first session will begin Feb. 27 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish at 6:30 p.m. Baby-sitting is provided. For information contact Donna Wenstrup 232-8518.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

Sacred Heart of Jesus parishioners welcome you to celebrate mass with them at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. 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 Sunday from 9 to 10:15 a.m. High school religious education and confirmation classes are Sunday 5 to 6:45 p.m. For more information about our high school youth ministry events please contact Janet Roth at Our high school seniors will attend the senior retreat this weekend at St. Bernadette Retreat Center in Indianapolis. Adult education with Great Adventure Bible Study continues on the first three Mondays of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. RCIA sessions will resume at Sacred Heart Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 Deanery Pastoral Center

Sessions with Saints program will be offered on 3 consecutive Wednesdays of Lent at the Deanery Center, 1801 Poplar St. from 10 to 11:45 a.m. Sessions including prayer, DVD, and reflection are facilitated by Sr. Mary Montgomery. Programs are as follows: Feb. 27, “Who Cares About the Saints?” by James Martin, SJ; March 6, “Therese” of Lisieux; and Mar. 13, “St. Patrick.” Register at 812-232-8400 or No charge.

John Paul II Catholic High Vera Bradley Bingo - You are invited to attend Thursday, March 7 at Moran Family Life Center, St. Patrick School, 19th and Poplar streets. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Games begin at 6 p.m. Food and drink available for purchase. Ticket price is $20 for 20 games (must be 18 to play). Door prizes awarded (you do not need to be present to win a door prize). Free childcare will be provided. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling the school at 812-235-9108, by calling Susan Seitz at 812-243-4241, or by emailing Susan at

Sarah Bauer will perform at Hippodrome Theater, Eighth and Ohio streets, Sunday, March 10. Sarah’s musical story started at a young age in her hometown of Carmel, where her parents nurtured her and younger brother Ben. She was “discovered” as a fifth grader when she wowed crowds at a school talent show. Sarah Bauer Concert, “Real Woman, Real Faith, Real Rock,” will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sponsored by the TH Deanery Pastoral Center, Vocations Committee, and Terre Haute Catholic Youth Ministry. Tickets are $8 in advance and available on-line at Tickets will be $10 at the door.

Marshall Federated Church

Marshall Federated Church, 105 N. Main St., Marshall, Ind., and Parke County Cowboy Church band invites everyone to Cowboy Church Sunday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. (EST). Special guest will be Blue Country from the Cloverdale area. There is no admission charge; however, a love offering will be received for our guest. For information, call John Cornell at 765-597-2209 or the church at 765-597-2497.

Hulman Street Wesleyan Church

The staff and congregation of Hulman Street Wesleyan Church, located on the corner of 20th and Hulman streets in Terre Haute invite you to join us for worship Sunday morning. Pastor Dan Willis will be bringing the message. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday evening worship services begin at 6 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The youth also meet at 6 p.m. for an evening activity in the gymnasium that is located next door to the church in the Family Life Center.

Wednesday evenings are packed with excitement at HSWC. The opportunities to grow in knowledge and service are endless. There is something for everyone beginning at 7 p.m.

Adults: In the church sanctuary- Dr. Bill Coker begins a new bible study

In the Family Life Center- Dr. Dan Willis continues his Bible study with the young adults.

Youth: The youth, ages sixth grade through high school, meet in the Family Life Center under the Leadership of Kier Hopkins- Smith and his team of sponsors. They are currently in the midst of a “Jesus Journey.” The youth have begun a new adventure called Fusion.

Children: Team Kids meet in the children’s chapel in the Family Life Center. They are continuing in their “Walk Through the Bible.” Dinner is served Wednesday for the children free of charge, from 6:15 until 6:45 weekly

New Bible Study with Pastor Dan Willis on the Book of Revelation will meet next Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. All are welcome. This will be a great study as Pastor Willis has lots of experience teaching this book of the Bible and so many things are changing in our world today. Come and join us.

The New Year has arrived and new events are happening at Hulman Street: Saturday, Feb. 27 we will host another family night out for a free dinner and a Movie, (singles are welcome) dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and the movie will begin at 6:45 to 7 p.m.: February’s menu and movie to be announced soon, so mark your calendar’s as it’s sure to be fun.

The toddler-age children meet in the busy babies class in the Family Life Center.

All services are finished by 8:15 p.m. Bus services are available to all of the worship services, please contact the church office to arrange pick up call the church office at 243-2718.

Central Presbyterian Church

Central Presbyterian Church (125 North 7th St.) will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Lant Davis’s sermon, “Believing and Confessing,” will be based on Romans 10:5-13, in which the Apostle Paul assures the congregation that salvation is equally available to all who call on the name of the Lord. Training for newly elected, unordained church officers continues with lunch at noon Sunday. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. This year’s series of Lenten programs begins tonight with a simple supper in Fellowship Hall at 5:15 p.m. Classes are 6 p.m., and informal worship concludes the evening from 7:15 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The adult class, led by the Rev. Scott Paul-Bonham, will be using N. T. Wright’s Surprised by Hope book and video. The children’s program, “God’s Great Surprises,” will be based on Adam Hamilton’s new Lenten study, The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus. Childcare will be provided for preschoolers and younger children. The Lenten programs will continue each Sunday night through March 24. Our annual retreat for elders, deacons, and members of specified commissions and committees will be in Fellowship Hall next Saturday. The retreat includes those persons whose terms are ending, continuing, or beginning. The Session and Board of Deacons will meet from 9 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. Lunch will be served from 12:15 until 1 p.m. Members of specified committees and commissions will come for lunch and will meet with their committees and commissions from 1 until 2 pm to organize and plan for the coming year. To find out whether your committee or commission will be included in the retreat, and for more details, call the church office 812-232-5049 or visit us online:

Shelburn First Baptist

You are invited to the Shelburn First Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Sunday for our worship service. Our special guest minister will be Rev. Dr. Jim Walter and his message will be found in Jeremiah 18:1--6, “Clay in the Potter’s Hands.” Our Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. and route 56 for children is at 10:20 a.m. Our evening adult Bible study, kid jam for children, and the jr. high and sr. high youth are all at 6 p.m. Our youth are led by Dusty and Samantha Tryon. Our community kitchen dinner is at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday; at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday our adult and youth groups meet; Friday our ladies have a Beth Moore Bible study at 10 a.m. Our church is an American Baptist congregation at US 41 and Mill Street. We can be reached at 812-397-5595, or online at

United Campus Ministries

During the month of February, on Wednesdays at noon, United Campus Ministries (UCM), located at 321 N. Seventh St., across from ISU’s School of Music and adjacent to Centenary United Methodist Church, is hosting its annual Spring Campus and Community Series. The theme for this event is “Bridging the (Political, et al) Divides.” On Feb. 20, the speakers will be Dr. Robert Guell and Dr. Linda Maule. On Feb. 27, the speaker will be Dr. Christine Kennedy. Bring your lunch and come to listen to these dynamic speakers on a topic of critical importance.

Sunday, Feb. 17, between the hours of 4 and 7 p.m., the annual UCM “Chili Fest-Silent Auction-Bake Shop” will be at St. Mark United Church of Christ, 475 S. Fruitridge Ave. This important fundraiser is held to provide funds for student programs in Terre Haute at UCM. Chili with all the fixings, hot dogs, baked potatoes, and a beverage—all for the price of $8 for adults and $4 for children 10 years and under. Desserts will be extra. Tickets are available at United Campus Ministries, from UCM Board members, or at the door. If you have any questions regarding these two events, please call UCM at 232-0186.

Rosedale Baptist Church

Rosedale Baptist Church, Depot and Middle Street, Rosedale, 765-548-2857, Pastor: Randy McPike.

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.

Sunday, Feb. 17, come and join us for our “Youth Group Program.”

At 11:30 a.m. there will be music and a skit for the kids, followed by lunch and a lesson.

We plan to leave the church at 1 p.m. to go swimming at South Vemillion High School (swimming from 1:30-3:30) We request that there be no two piece suits, unless they are covered up by a tee shirt, which we will have on hand for those who need them. We appreciate your cooperation. We will return to the church and have kids ready to be picked up at 4 p.m. Please bring a permission slip to go swimming with us.

Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church

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 10a.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.

Beginning in March, we will be starting a new sermon series, Jesus’s last words.

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 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 Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. X-treme tweenz is a group for all fifth graders that meets bi-monthly on Sundays from 4 to 6 p.m. 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 at 6 p.m. in the chapel. Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program from hurts, habits and hang-ups, meets every Friday beginning at 7 p.m. in Wide Eye Cafe. Other groups include the lunch bunch (women), yarn spinners and men’s fellowship group.

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.

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. Our Care Group meets Thursday 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 or visit our website at

Terre Haute Bible Center

The Terre Haute Bible Center will celebrate its 78th anniversary Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The church began out of an evangelistic meeting that was in mid-February, 1935, in the old National Guard Armory on Wabash Ave.

During this special service the church and pastor will dedicate the new pulpit and communion table that were recently put in place. These were specially crafted for the church, and were paid for with memorial funds that were contributed by friends of Fred Young, Helen Aue, Jack Fuson, Deborah Nash and Audie Hittle.

Following the morning celebration a soup and sandwich lunch will be prepared for all members and guests. Former members and old friends are invited to attend and share a remembrance

In December, 1998, the Bible Center relocated to 3219 E. Evans Ave., north of Roselawn Cemetary on U.S. 41. For directions or more information about this special day, you may call 812-460-4556 or 812-460-1324.

First Baptist Church

We invite you to join us this Sunday for worship at 9:30 am. Our order of service follows a traditional/blended style with organ, hymns and anthem by the choir. However, we also incorporate more contemporary elements such as praise choruses and the use of video projection and screen. We include a time for children in our service every Sunday as children are invited to the front for a children’s story. On this first Sunday of Lent, Pastor Bernie Jackson will begin a new sermon series based on the theme “Questions for Lent.” The topic for this week will be “What Are You Looking For?” with scripture text from John 1:35-42. The Sanctuary Choir anthem will be “How Great Is the Love” arranged by Michael Lawrence and the Sanctuary Bell Choir will play a setting by Douglas Wagner of “His Eye Is On the Sparrow.” Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. and we provide classes for all ages, including nine adult class options. We also have several small groups which meet for study and fellowship throughout the week.

Our annual Winter Learning Series continues Sunday at 6 p.m. through March 10. There are two learning options: (1) Study of Galatians, led by Pastor Bernie Jackson and (2) DVD series centered around Max Lucado’s book, “Grace,” led by Pastor Steve Newman. The youth group, for middle and high school students, meets at 5:45 p.m. and children’s choir rehearsal for elementary age children is at 6 p.m.

First Baptist Church is affiliated with The American Baptist Churches, USA and we are located at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Further information regarding our church is available on our website at

Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist

Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, at 1935 Tippecanoe St. The Rev. Charles D. Irvin Jr., pastor. The church will have our black history program on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Our guest speaker will be the Rev. Thomas Wood associate Minister of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. Everyone is welcome.

Central Christian — Disciples of Christ

Our Sunday worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome to join us. On the first Sunday of Lent we will focus on the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness, and living the Psalms. A special time with the Rev. Zelensky will be held for the young church. Nursery care is provided during the service. After worship we will gather for a fellowship time with donuts and drinks.

Sunday school will begin at 11 a.m. Our cornerstone class is focusing on stories and themes from the Hebrew scriptures. An adult Bible study is held Monday mornings at 9 a.m. with the Rev. Zelensky. This group meets at the church.

The General Board of the church will meet Sunday at noon for a time of business, prayer, and fellowship.

Pastor’s class will meet Sunday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the church.

We continue our month long focus on the mission and ministries of week of compassion. We have fair trade coffee, tea, cocoa and chocolate bars for sale. The Christian kids club is collecting used greeting cards for the St. Jude’s Ranch for Children.

We encourage all our church members and friends to attend the United Campus Ministries Chili Fest at St. Mark United Church of Christ from 4 t o 7 p.m. United Campus Ministries is one of the ministries of Central Christian Church.

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

United Methodist Temple

United Methodist Temple praises God in its sanctuary at 5301 U.S. 41 S. every Sunday. We worship at 8:45 a.m. (traditional liturgical) and 11 a.m. (blended praise) in honor of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. We begin this week a Lenten series on seven of Jesus’ words from the cross. Our goal is to look deeper into the life of discipleship. We value these words from Jesus’ death as they reveal the nature of God’s love. This Sunday we share the word from Jesus in which he provided for his mother in John 19:25-27. His concern for Mary shows a fulfillment of the fifth commandment, and a modeling for the church to care for each other as family. Seeing Jesus take care of his own family while in agony, we remember our own families. We take action as obedient disciples.

Join us for the chancel choir piece “Take My Mother Home” by Martin. Our temple bells will be sharing “Down by the Riverside” by Waldrop in both services. Visitors are always welcome to share in worship with us. At 10 a.m., we have Sunday school for all ages. We have a fully staffed and equipped nursery with buzzer system. If you can’t worship with us, worship somewhere. God is awesome.

Saturday 8 a.m.: United Methodist Men of Vigo County will meet at UM Temple for the first Lenten breakfast. All are welcome to food, fellowship, and a program by Jennifer Bush from Indiana Dept of Child Services on foster care.

Sunday 8:45 a.m. traditional worship, 11 a.m. blended praise, 5:30 p.m. donation supper prepared by youth and leaders, 6:15 p.m. lenten lessons of life four offerings: Gospel of John –Ruby Piety Brahms Study –Doug Sperry CoupleCare— training for couples the Rev. Steve Please RSVP at 812-299-1898.

Monday: 10:30 a.m. holy yoga with Macy Kalb, noon celebrate recovery with Karla Clayton, Gene Finley.

Tuesday: 5:30 p.m. men’s gathering for wild messiah Bible study, pastor Steve, 6 p.m. zumba.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. Daniel study.

Thursday: 10 a.m. piecemakers, 6 p.m. zumba, 6:15 p.m. bell practice, 7:15 choir practice.

Friday: 10:30 a.m., Christian yoga with Macy Kalb.

Our offices and staff can be reached 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. through Margaret Fulsom at 299-1898, and our website at

Memorial United Methodist

Memorial United Methodist Church, 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. Rev. Scott’s sermon will be “The Problem with Temptation.” Someone once said, “There is nothing wrong with temptation, unless, of course, you yield to it.” There are certainly temptations all around us every day which we need to turn away from, walk away from, or run away from. And, most of the time we do pretty good. But, temptation by its very nature is persistent. If it doesn’t get you one day or one way, it will try and try again. That is the problem with temptation, it never really goes away. Scripture: Luke 4:1-13 and Romans 10:5-13.

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 will meet 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 will meet Feb. 21 from 1 to 3 p.m.

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 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

First Congregational

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio St., in Terre Haute, invites you to join us this Sunday, as we as we begin our Lenten sermon series, “Opening Doors: A Journey Through Lent”, with the message “The Door of Protection.” The temptations that Jesus experienced in the wilderness just after His baptism are no different than the temptations we face today–power and influence, wealth and consumption, personal appetites and greed. Jesus faced those temptations with the protection of God’s word. We can do the same. Join us as we begin this Lenten journey recognizing the protections God created for us and the reminder that God is, indeed, with us.

Church services are 8:30 a.m. (meditative) and 10:30 (traditional) each Sunday. 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.

The schedule of Lenten services and a variety of online worship and reflection opportunities are available on our website:

We remind our church family and friends that Sunday, Feb. 24, is the Annual Meeting of the Congregation, immediately following the 10:30 a.m. service. We will review the 2012 annual report, elect the new members to the Administrative Ministry Team and review and select our Year Round Delegate to the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches.

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 or listen to our music and sermons at

Calvary Temple Church

Calvary Temple Church announces a series of sermons on prayer. This six-week series, beginning March 31, explores the intersection where God and humans meet and relate.

In this six-session home study DVD presentation, Philip Yancey examines your relationship with God in prayer.

“Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference?” explores the mysterious intersection where you and God meet and relate. Yancey’s studies question surrounding prayer that you may wonder about but not know how to express. Above all, Yancey shows you how to pray to a God who sees what lies ahead of you, knows what lies within you, and who invites you into an eternal partnership with him-through prayer.

There also will be home groups meeting during the series.

For more information, call 812-232-6102 or visit