News From Terre Haute, Indiana

April 20, 2013

CHURCH BRIEFS: April 20, 2013


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St. Stephen’s Episcopal

Worship services in the historic church at 217 N. Seventh St. are 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday. After worship Sunday join the camaraderie, coffee and conversation. All are welcome. For more details, visit or call 812-232-5165 Tuesday through Friday.

America’s Generations by Chuck Underwood — April 21, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; A series exploring the values that shape perspective and decisions of four of the five living generations in our society. This unprecedented reality influences family and congregational life. “When we acknowledge the realities over which we had no choice, we begin to make peace with the other generations.” Two generations of this 2012 PBS special will be presented each evening followed by discussion. A sandwich and salad supper starts at 6:30 p.m. with the program beginning at 7 p.m. All are welcome.

Faith Outreach Family Church

Faith Outreach Family Church, 3001 Wallace Ave., Terre Haute, invites you to special meetings with the Rev. Scott Webb, the founding pastor of Word of Life Christian Center in Birmingham, Ala. The Rev. Webb now travels across the nation, as well as internationally, ministering the word of God in a clear and powerful manner. The public is welcome to these meetings on April 23-24 at 7 p.m. each night. There will be a love offering taken at each service. There will not be attended childcare, but a nursery will be available for parents to take their small children if necessary.

Maple Avenue United Methodist

The church welcomes all to worship with us this Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Pastor David Rockhill invites all to hear his message titled “The Church Alive” which will include scriptures Acts 9:31-43. This week our theme reminds us that great things happen when people live in peace, in awe of God, and filled with the Holy Spirit. Also this week the choruses and hymns will include “O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing,” “Pass It On,” “When Jesus The Healer Passed Through Galilee” and “More Like You.” At the 10:30 a.m. service the children’s sermon will be given and the chancel choir will sing an anthem.

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

Marshall Federated

Marshall Federated Church, 105 N. Main, Marshall, Ind., and The Parke County Cowboy Church Band invites everyone to Cowboy Church Sunday at 6 p.m. Special guest will be The Guitar Gospel Group from Montezuma Christian Church. There is no admission, 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.

Central Christian Church Disciples of Christ

Our Sunday worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m. We will continue the glorious celebration of the Easter season through music, prayer, communion, and proclamation. A special time will be 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 for all ages will begin at 11 a.m. An adult Bible study Monday mornings at 9 a.m. with the Rev. Zelensky. This group meets at the church. Our general board will meet at noon Sunday for time of prayer, fellowship, and business. All board members are encouraged to attend.

We continue to sell fair trade coffee, tea, cocoa, and chocolate bars. The Disciples men’s Group is selling handmade disciples necklaces. We encourage members and friends to support walkers participating in the CF Great Strides Walk May 5 at Hawthorne Park.

Sunday we will host Baptisms for New Hope Community Church at 6 p.m. at Central Christian Church. On Friday, April 26, Central Christian Church (DOC) welcomes Dr. the Rev. Burley Herrin who will be leading a workshop for our Elders beginning at 6 p.m. On April 27 Dr. Rev. Herrin will lead a congregational workshop from 1 to 5 p.m. This is in preparation for Zelensky’s sabbatical, and our renewed commitment to Christ’s ministry upon her return.

Christian Women’s Fellowship will host a coffee chat at the church from 10 a.m. to noon April 27. We will be welcoming sisters in Christ from other Disciples of Christ congregations.

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

Rio Grande Baptist

Please join us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. We sing traditional hymns as well as praise and worship music. Pastor Matt Larimer presents a children’s message, after which, children and youth are invited to attend classes during the regular sermon. Youth group meets for games, snacks and devotions at 6:30 p.m. each Sunday.

Wednesday at 7 p.m. is prayer meeting. We lift up each other, those in special need, the sick, hurting, lonely, our community and leaders. Whatever is on your mind, thanks or burden, God wants to hear Everyone is welcome to attend.

Plan now to attend our fun-filled VBS (Vacation Bible School) program June 3-5 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for ages pre-k through fifth grade. The theme is: “Game Day.” You may pre-register at Click on “Game Day.”

Rio Grande is an American Baptist Church. For more information please email at or visit our website at

Centenary United Methodist

The congregation of Centenary, 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, “The Relational Grace of Leaving Omniscience to God” based on John 21:20-23 and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and the Chancel Choir directed by Erich Kendal.

Following fellowship in the church library, Sunday school classes are offered for all age groups and nursery care is provided. At 10:45 a.m. in friendship class, Bill Dando will lead an adult Bible study on ”Living With Hope” based on 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11. At the same time, in 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 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 8-12) taught by Gail Hayes and Nancy Rogers. The theme is “Down the Wall.”

The 7th Cents Youth, combined of Central Presbyterian Church and Centenary U. M. Church middle school and high school students meet Sundays 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Interested students are welcome to become a member of the group. The group will plan their upcoming Youth 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, 11 a.m. to noon.

If you are interested in singing in the chancel choir, come and join our rehearsals on Sunday 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.

Oregon Baptist Church

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.

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 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 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.

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 on Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday 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 Church

The parish community of St. Benedict, 111 S. Ninth St., celebrates Mass 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 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Sunday mornings. High school religious education and confirmation classes are Sunday 5 to 6:45 p.m. “Faith Remix” Retreat an exciting and spirit filled retreat will take place at CYO Retreat Center in Nashville, April 27-28. It is offered for all freshmen, sophomores and juniors. We hope you will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to grow in your love for Christ. We use current music, interactive activities, witness talks and meaningful prayer experiences. We have an amazing team. Don’t miss this one. Cost: $40 registration forms: 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 5 p.m. Saturday. Sunday Masses are 9 a.m., 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 Sunday 5 to 6:45 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information about high school religious education and confirmation classes at

To celebrate the Easter Season this year we are presenting an eight-part DVD study series, Oremus: A Guide to Catholic Prayer that will guide us through the simple, yet profound steps to an effective and fruitful prayer life. The program will be on Mondays at 7 p.m. in the student lounge. Please contact Donna McKenzie at for more information or to sign up.

St. Joseph University Parish campus ministry welcomes students, faculty and staff of Indiana State University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, St. Mary-of-the-Woods College and Ivy Tech to participate in its activities. Join us for Power Lunch at RHIT for table fellowship at the dining hall on Mondays, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bring your friends. Join us for Together in Faith and Fellowship on Thursdays at ISU from 8 to 9 p.m. in HMSU 316. Catholic campus ministry strives to be the life-giving presence of Christ within the academic community. 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. 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 eighth grade is Sunday 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 Sunday morning Bible study, Revelation, from the Great Adventure Bible Study series with Jeff Cavins. Group meets in the parish office building Sunday 9:15 to 10:45 a.m.

St. Margaret Mary’s annual dinner and raffle will be April 28, 2013, 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. 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 on Sunday at 9 a.m. 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.

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 are also welcome to join us for weekday Mass on Tuesday and Wednesday 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 eighth grade meet 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. in Moran Family Life Center. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at St. Patrick First Holy Eucharist will be celebrated this year on April 28, 2013 at 1 p.m. 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 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 Family Life Center.

St. Patrick School will celebrate Grandparent’s Day Friday with Mass at 9 a.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. Session will be on Wednesday 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. 13 1/2 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 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 “Faith Remix” Retreat an exciting and spirit filled retreat will take place at CYO Retreat Center in Nashville, April 27-28. It is offered for all freshmen, sophomores and juniors. We hope you will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to grow in your love for Christ. We use current music, interactive activities, witness talks, and meaningful prayer experiences. We have an amazing team. Don’t miss this one. Cost: $40. Registration forms: 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 continue at Sacred Heart on Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Deanery Pastoral Center

The Deanery Pastoral Center will host the annual Senior Citizen Appreciation Mass and dinner 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 11 a.m. with catered dinner following in the parish life center. Register by calling Sister Mary or Louise at 812-232-8400 by April 24.

John Paul II Catholic High School will host a pancake breakfast and car wash May 18, from 8 to 11 a.m. Some very kind and generous women from our Deanery churches have teamed up with John Paul II Catholic High School and will be cooking breakfast for you May 18. Please join us at Sacred Heart Church for homemade buttermilk pancakes and sausage breakfast. After you eat, let the students and parents of John Paul II Catholic High School hand wash your vehicle right on the school parking lot. Car wash hours are also 8 to 11 a.m. Breakfast will be served even if God provides rain that day.

Come by Terre Haute Deanery Pastoral Center at 1801 Poplar St., or visit our on-line library listing at to check out a book, DVD or other media item. The Pastoral Center is open 9 am to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Resources (DVD’s, Books, etc.) are available for all ages. Topics include: Jesus, Mary, scripture, sacraments, saints, prayer, spiritual life, bereavement, psychology, healing, and social justice. Special collections include: St. Mother Theodore Guerin, Mother Teresa, Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI, Richard Rohr, Henri Nouwen, Joan Chittister, Edward Hays, Thomas Merton, Robert Wicks and others.

Unity Presbyterian Church

Worship service, 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. This Sunday the youth will be leading our service based on Psalm 148 and Colossians 1:15-20 with a skit “The Creation.” and “What Does This All Mean to Unity?”

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 to 8 p.m. Unity supports local, national and international missions. Join us for potluck and praise each Thursday 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 Graham Presbyterian Church, North Vernon. Blessings to all who volunteer, staff members, bus drivers, administrators and students at Fuqua 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,


our email:

Riley Bible

The entire Riley Bible family invites you to join us at church for this Sunday. Our main service is 11 a.m. We are located two doors down from 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.

For directions or more information, call us at 812-230-6053, go to our website at or check us out on facebook @RileyBibleChurch.

Hulman Street Wesleyan

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. on the last Sunday of the month for activity in the gymnasium that is located next door to the church in 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 we are studying the book of Mark

In the Family Life Center: Dr. Dan Willis continues his Bible study with the young adults. Sunday evening service begins 6 p.m. Youth: The youth, ages sixth grade through high school, meet in 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 p.m. weekly.

New Bible Study with Pastor Dan Willis on the Book of Revelation continues to meet Thurday 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.

We are having a chili cook off to determine what chili will be used in our booth at the Altruist Chili cook off this fall.

Hulman Street Wesleyan will be the host of the Emmaus gathering Friday, May 17 Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Child care is available. The toddler-age children meet in busy babies class in 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.

First Unitarian Universalist

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1875 Fruitridge Ave. Our regular service is each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Frank Young will speak on “The Meanings and Uses of Silence.” Dr. Young has been a member of the Society of Friends (Quakers) for more than 25 years. He will speak to the congregation about silence and religious rituals, as well as what might be learned from silence.

The Rationalist Free Thinkers will meet at 9:15 a.m. and the discussion will be about Thomas Friedman’s book “The Lexus and the Olive Tree.”

Children’s religious education begins at 10:50 — there are two groups, youth ages 5 to 9 and tweens, ages 10 and up. The young children’s religious education group will plant a tree or two and water two trees planted last year.

We welcome everyone to Unitarian Universalist Congregation. We invite you to come get to know us. 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:

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 I Peter. Pastor Bill Roberts will preach on the theme of “Squabbling or Rejoicing?” from the book of Philippians. 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 Ave.). A nursery for children three and under is available during the worship service.

Memorial United Methodist

Memorial United Methodist Church, 2701 Poplar St., Terre Haute, invites you to worship with us each Sunday. Parking is available in our large lot behind the church on Oak St.

Please join us Sunday for one of the following services. The Rev. Scott’s sermon will be ”Greater than All Else.” Jesus promises to give a gift that is “greater than all else” to those who follow him and know him. What is this great gift? Eternal life. Nothing, nothing, could be greater. Scripture: John 10:22-30. 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.

The MUMW’s annual garage sale is coming this week. April 25, 4 to 7 p.m., April 26, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and April 27, 8 to 11 a.m.

The sewing stitches will meet Monday 10 to 2 p.m. The knit wits will meet Thursday 5 to 7 p.m. Tai Chi with Rebecca Graves will meet Tuesday and Friday 3 to 4 p.m. Now offering a “gentler” form of Tai Chi for Arthritis. Everyone welcome.

Nami (National Alliance on Mental Illness) meets the third Thursday of the month 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 our website at

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, “Tabitha, Get Up,” will be based on Acts 9:36-43, in which Peter raises Tabitha from the dead. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. After the worship service all are invited downstairs to Fellowship Hall for refreshments and conversation. Nursery care is provided. The Seekers and Searchers women’s Bible study is Tuesday at 10 a.m. Also Tuesday, at 6:30 p.m. Innovation Generation meets. The church’s annual spring retreat will be at Camp Pyoca Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For more details, call the church office 812-232-5049 or visit us online:

Shelburn First Baptist

You are invited to Shelburn First Baptist Church for services Sunday. Interim pastor, the Rev. Ron Riggs, will preach on “Pedaling through Proverbs” based on Proverb passages. Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. and Route 56 for children is 10:40 a.m. Evening services are 6 p.m. for adults, kid jam, and youth. Our youth leaders are Dusty and Samantha Tryon. Our community kitchen dinner will be 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Wednesday 6:30 p.m. activities include adult Bible study and jr. high/sr. high youth. Our church is an American Baptist congregation and we meet at US 41 and Mill Street. We can be reached at 812-397-5595 and online at

Rosedale Baptist Church

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, 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 lesson and a lunch. we will then decorate and assemble kites for those who don’t have one to fly at the Rosedale School. Parents and children alike are welcome to bring their own kites to fly and participate in the fun. we will return to the church at 4 p.m.

Grace Community Church of Terre Haute

This Sunday we will look to God to do a miracle in our lives, that being helping us forgive others. That normally takes a miracle because we naturally choose revenge. Christianity is about being forgiven. It is also about forgiving. Come and experience the difference Grace can make in your life.

The presence of God. The word of God. The love of God. This is what you will experience at Grace Community Church. We invite you to celebrate faith in God with us. Our worship begins at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. Grace is a safe place to experience and interact with God. Each Sunday we have Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. for people of all ages.

Our worship is a contemporary/traditional mix and lead by top notch musicians whose love for God and people are expressed in clear and comfortable ways. We often get comments of how people enjoy hearing the people around them sing.

You will find warm and friendly people here. They are the kind of people who will be happy to meet you and sit with you. If you feel drawn to God in any way, Grace is a good place to be.

We meet in the Gospel Assembly Church at 401 W. Springhill Drive, Terre Haute. It is west of DeBaun Funeral home on the north side of street. Come in the east door where all the cars are. You will be glad you did. We look forward to meeting you. In life there are many trials. At Grace you will find the love and help of God.

For more information, visit or call 217-251-4507

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 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.

 On Sunday, Pastor Aaron along with special guest, Catherine Turcotte, will lead a special morning worship service focused on prayer and forgiveness.

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.

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 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 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 evening at 7 p.m. in Wide Eye Cafe. Other groups include the lunch bunch (women), yarn spinners and men’s fellowship group.

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 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 14-15. 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. Our Care Group meets Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. to help spread Christ’s message to our shut-ins and newcomers.

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

New Life Fellowship

New Life Fellowship hosted an Endtime Prophecy Conference this past weekend with Irvin Baxter who shared the connection between current events and prophecy from ages ago. Current events are signposts we should be aware of. New Life is making more of this excellent teaching available on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., please be our guest this Wednesday night. Children ages 4 through 11 will be engaged in well planned activities created just for them in our Kidz Worship Center. This is a great time to come see for yourself what New Life Fellowship is all about. It’s More Than A Building - and there’s a place for you—at 7849 Wabash Ave. (East Glenn);—where no one has a past and everyone has a future.

Northside Wesleyan Church

Northside Wesleyan Church, 2439 N. 14th St. Pastor Eddie Hayes invites you to worship God with us where you can feel the presence of the lord and feel loved. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m.; worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening service 6 p.m. Wednesday service 7 p.m.

May 5 in the morning worship, we will have the “Gospel Servants” bringing the message in song. If you haven’t heard “The Gospel Servants Quartet “ you are in for a treat.

Following the service we will be having a carry-in dinner in their honor. Pastor Hayes would like to invite everyone to hear “The Gospel Servants” and join us at our carry in dinner after the morning worship.

A church: where you are a stranger only once.

First Baptist

We invite you to join us for worship on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. This Sunday we will continue a six-week church wide focus on the book of Acts. The theme of this focus is “Antioch” and Sunday morning sermons, as well as the lessons in most of our adult Sunday school classes, will be taken from Acts. This Sunday, the Rev. Bernie Jackson will preach on the topic “Practices of Humility” with scripture text from Acts 3:1-10. Music will be presented 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 worship. Pre-school Sunday School and extended care is available throughout the morning. The First Link Hospitality Center is provided before and after the service providing a place for light refreshments and conversation. Sunday School, with classes for all ages, including nine adult class options, is at 10:45 a.m.

On Sunday evening, soloist Kara Claybrook will present a concert of sacred music in our church sanctuary at 6 p.m. Kara is graduate of Taylor University and Illinois State University and is voice instructor at Indiana State School of Music. This program is free and everyone is invited. A free will offering will be received.

Registration is now open for The First Baptist weekday pre-school for the 2013-14 school year. We provide classes for beginners, middlers and pre-kindergarten will several class options available regarding days of the week and class times. Further information is available on the website or by calling the pre-school office any weekday morning at 812-877-2354.

Our annual Vacation Bible School will be the week of June 10-14 from 9 a.m. until noon. Classes will be provided for children pre-kindergarten (completed) through high school. Registration is now available in the church atrium or on the church website.

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

United Methodist Temple

United Methodist Temple invites you to enjoy God with us, as revealed in Jesus Christ, at our sanctuary at 5301 U.S. 41 S. We have services at 8:45 and 11 a.m. The earlier service utilizes liturgy, organ, chancel choir and hymns, while the second service enjoys a growing praise band, with drums and guitar. Come as you are to enjoy worshipping with us. Our Sunday school classes are for all ages. We have a welcome café for your enjoyment at 10 also. Our chancel choir will be singing “The Old Rugged Cross” in the first service. Come and check us out.

This Sunday we celebrate the third of the appearances of Jesus to his disciples during the days between the resurrection and the feast of pentecost. In John 21:4-14 we discover Jesus meeting his disciples at daybreak, while they are hard at work fishing. As a stranger on the shore, he gave them instructions on how to have a bigger harvest of large fish. He called them to innovation when they had been fishing all night. Then he fixed them a breakfast of bread and fish, telling them “Come and have breakfast.” What questions might we ask Jesus if he appeared at our work place? What innovations would he bring to our lives? Our churches? Would we welcome him? Would we do as he instructed if he made a suggestion? Would we stop our work and eat at his invitation? Would we get over our fear and anger and fighting? God is giving us a sumptuous meal lovingly prepared this and every day. It’s our work to turn aside and savor the word of love that he prepares. Come and join us as we celebrate the presence of Jesus the Christ. Every Sunday is a day of resurrection. Let’s enjoy the love he offers, for this will encourage our hearts and transform our world.

Our schedule: Monday—10:30 a.m. holy yoga-level 1/2 Noon to 2:15 p.m.; Tuesday—5:30 p.m. WM men’s group supper, 7 p.m. Bible study on Galatians; Wednesday—6 p.m. weight watchers, 7:30 p.m. holy yoga-power class; Thursday—10 a.m. piecemakers quilting, 4 p.m. Signing for the Savior, 6 p.m. Zumba, 6 p.m. temple bells practice, 7:15 p.m. chancel choir; Fridays—Every second Friday we enjoy rock ‘N’ praise dinners and the public is welcome to this worship experience 6 p.m. Our next one will be May 10; Sunday—8:45 a.m. worship, 10 a.m. Sunday school and Welcome Cafe, 11 a.m. worship, 6:30 p.m. youth group.

You may reach us through our office secretary Margaret Fulsom, 812-299-1898. Doug Sperry is our organist, pianist. Jill Kuckewich is our music director. We have a fine well equipped nursery fully staffed with a buzzer system for parents. You may also reach us through our facebook page under “United Methodist Temple.” Stephen Cain is our pastor at Our website is www. Our office hours are 8:30 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 3:30 p.m. Worship is God enjoying us enjoying God.

CrossRoads Baptist

Pastor Walter D. Huyck Jr. and the congregation of CrossRoads Baptist Church of the Wabash Valley invite you to join us at Fairbanks Park for our National Day of Prayer event “Prayer in the Park” May 2. The festivities begin at 2 p.m. with a prayer walk in Fairbanks Park. At 6 p.m. the Crystal Valley Quartet will perform gospel music live while complimentary finger food refreshments are being served. Our guest speaker will be Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett at 6:45 p.m. The program of prayer and scripture readings and more gospel music will begin at 7 p.m. The program will end with our annual balloon-prayer launch. Mark your calendar and join us for an evening your whole family can enjoy. The public is always welcome to join us weekly for any of our regular worship services. We are located just six miles west of the Terre Haute courthouse on Indiana/Illinois State Line at 26063 Kasameyer Drive, Dennison, Ill. We are the church with the bright red roof located next to the truck weigh station off Interstate 70. Our service times are 9:30 a.m. for Sunday school, 10:40 a.m. for regular worship, and 6 p.m. for evening devotional. Awana and prayer group meet at Consolidated Elementary School, West Terre Haute, Thursdays at 7 p.m. All times are EST, and a nursery is provided for our main worship service. Learn more about CrossRoads Baptist Church, its ministry opportunities, missions and upcoming events at There is a link to Pastor Walt’s website, which offers a vast amount of information to enhance your spiritual journey commitment and growth. Our church mailing address is 350 S. Thorpe Place, West Terre Haute, IN 47885. Pastor Walt’s cell phone at 812-230-2001.

First Congregational Church

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio St. in Terre Haute, invites you to join us this Sunday, as we continue our post-Easter celebration with thoughts of the good shepherd. More than once, Jesus described himself as the shepherd in search of even one lost sheep. This imagery, coupled with Psalm 23, offers a perfect picture of the good shepherd. Join us as we consider the sound of the shepherd’s voice and the touch of the Shepherd’s hand.

Church services are 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.

First Congregational Church is a member of the National and Midwest Associations of Congregational Christian Churches, founded on the principles of “Faith, Freedom & Fellowship.”

For more information, check us out on the web at or listen to our music and sermons at

Seeleyville United Methodist Church

Pastor Jack Diel and Seelyville UMC Family invite you to join us Sunday, the fourth Sunday of Easter. Morning worship begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by time of fellowship hosted by Bob and Judy Elsey and Melody McKinney. Sunday school classes at 10:45 a.m. Nursery care will be provided by Pam Alexander and Melody McKinney, and Kid’s Hour continues 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster with helper Donna Crowley.

Scripture readings for this Sunday are Psalm 23 and John 10:22-30 with Jane Smith serving as liturgist. The choir, under the direction of Cathleen Flynn, will sing “The Twenty-Third Psalm,” arranged by Jay Althouse. Choir rehearsal at 8:30 a.m. and new members are always welcome. During the Offertory, Cathleen Flynn will sing “Brother James’ Air” by James Bain, which is based on Psalm 23. Organist/pianist Jane Linville will also accompany hymns “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us,” “Lead Me, Guide Me” and “The King of Love My Shepherd is.” Pastor Jack’s sermon is titled “The Lord Is My Shepherd” and will emphasize that God through Christ Jesus provides all we need for life abundant.

On Sunday, our choir director Cathleen Flynn, mezzo soprano, will present her senior voice recital 3 p.m. in Cecilian Auditorium, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. The auditorium is located in Conservatory of Music located left of the campus fountain. Refreshments will follow the recital and friends are encouraged to attend.

Scouting programs continue this week on Monday and Tuesday. The prayer and Bible study group meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the church library. Beginning yoga continues on Wednesday with instructor Trudy Newton at the church at 5:30 p.m.

 The 11th annual banquet to benefit the 14th and Chestnut Community Center will be Thursday, at 6 p.m. in Sycamore Banquet Center located at the South Entrance of ISU Student Union. A Silent Auction will also be held and reserved parking is included in the gated Fifth and Chestnut lot. Please call the Center at 812-232-3126 for a reservation and join us for a celebration of the work of the Center and the dedication of volunteers.

Seelyville United Methodist Church is located 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