News From Terre Haute, Indiana


September 28, 2013

Church briefs: Sept. 28, 2013

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Maple Avenue

United Methodist

Maple Avenue United Methodist Church welcomes all to worship at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school classes for all ages meet at 9:30 between the two worship services. Pastor David Rockhill invites all to hear his message titled “Turning the Tables,” which will include the scripture Luke 16:19-31. This week, our theme reminds us that real faith is seen in our work to lift up the downtrodden. Hymns will include “For the Beauty of the Earth,” “Sing Alleluia to the Lord” and “Here I Am, Lord.” At the 10:30 service, the children’s sermon will be given and Junior Church will be offered.

We offer free transportation to and from the 10:30 worship service. If you would like a ride to church, 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 this Sunday.

There is something for everyone at Maple Avenue UMC. For more information, check us out on the Web at

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation

The church is located at 1875 S. Fruitridge Ave. in Terre Haute. The Sunday service is at 10:30 a.m. Children’s religious education is at 10:50 a.m. This week’s speaker is Harriet McNeal. Her topic is “Prophetic Sisterhood: Liberal Women Ministers of the Frontier, 1880-1930.” Female Unitarian ministers in this era were more community-minded than their male counterparts.

Harriet was born and raised in Highland Park, Ill. She studied at the University of Colorado, and earned a Ph.D. in art history from Columbia University in New York. From 1967-97 she taught humanities, art history and women’s studies at Indiana State University. She has been interested in Unitarians since 1952. Her daughter, Florence, is studying at Starr King to become a Unitarian minister.

The Rationalist Free-thinkers meet at 9:15 a.m.

We welcome everyone to UU congregation. We are handicapped-accessible and can provide large-print programs and hearing-assistance devices if needed. We can be reached by phone at 812-232-1193 or found on Facebook.

Central Christian - Disciples of Christ

This evening our active adult group meets at the home of Frank and Sharon Crist for a weiner roast. Bring a side dish and lawn chairs.

Sunday is Church in the Park. Along with our annual church picnic, we will have our worship service at the park. Join us at 10:30 a.m. at the Deming Park Lion’s Shelter 2. We will begin with worship, including camp songs, communion and enjoying God’s work in nature. After worship, we will enjoy good food and fellowship, and the playground and train rides will be available. There is something for all ages. Wear your casual clothes and bring your lawn chairs, table service and food to pitch in. Drinks, hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided.

We continue to sell fair trade coffee, tea, cocoa and chocolate bars. The Disciples men’s group is selling handmade Disciples necklaces and keychains.

Join us at 4950 E. Wabash Ave. The church office can be reached at 812-877-9959. Our church website is

Seelyville United Methodist

Pastor Jack Diel and the Seelyville UMC family invite you to join us at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow for worship. Nursery volunteers during the service will be Carolyn Pickel and Joyce Swoveland. Fellowship will follow during our fifth-Sunday lunch. Kid’s Hour meets from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., under the direction of Pam Webster, with helper Jane Smith. Scripture readings Sunday are 1 Timothy 6:6-19 and Luke 16:19-31, with Mary Wade as liturgist. The choir, under the direction of Cathleen Flynn, will present the anthem “A Clean Heart,” by Benjamin Harlan. New members are encouraged to attend choir rehearsals at 8:30 a.m. each Sunday morning.

Hymns for Sunday are “Together We Serve,” “When the Church of Jesus,” and “We Are Called,” accompanied by organist/pianist Jane Linville. Pastor Jack’s sermon is titled “Money and Our Christian Life.” We will examine how financial resources have the capacity to blind us in our call to Christian discipleship.

The life of our church continues into October this week as the prayer and Bible study group meets at the church at 10 a.m. on Tuesday. Beginning yoga is at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the church. The fifth session of “The Legacy Journey” will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, under the direction of Steve and Patty Jones, with assistance from Bob and Pam Webster.

Looking ahead, World Wide Communion Sunday is Oct. 6. Members of our congregation may bring in souvenirs from around the world during this week and place them in the front pews of the sanctuary or in the library. We will decorate the sanctuary and hallway from 4 to 5 p.m. on Friday 10 to noon on Saturday. Plan now to attend this special communion service on Oct. 6.

Seelyville United Methodist Church is at the corner of U.S. 40 and Second Street in Seelyville. The church office number is 812-877-1868, with email contact at

Crossroads Baptist,  Dennison, Ill.

Our church meets at 26063 W. Kasameyer Drive in Dennison, Ill. It is just five miles west of the Vigo County Courthouse. Take U.S. 40 to Robinson Road, turn left onto Robinson Road and then immediately turn right on Kasameyer Drive. The church with the red roof is just past the truck weigh station. Sunday School for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. EDT. Worship services are at 10:40 a.m. and 6 p.m. with Pastor Walter D. Huyck Jr. presiding. We have nursery care for all services. Awana and adult prayer group meets at Consolidated Elementary School in West Terre Haute at 7 p.m. EDT on Thursdays. Learn more about CrossRoads ministry opportunities and events on our website at Pastor Walt may be reached at his email address, whuyckjr@thischristian or on his cell at 812-230-2001.

The upcoming fall revival will be Oct. 6-9, with evangelist Joe Mark as our guest speaker for all services. Everyone is welcome and all events are free. Regular revival meetings are at the church beginning at 10:40 a.m. and 6 p.m. Oct. 6. Weekday revival meetings are at 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. A carry-in dinner will follow the morning revival service at the church. Join us for great blessing with gospel music, Christian fellowship, food and an old-time revival.

Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Something that makes the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints unique among the Christian faiths is that we are blessed by living prophets: inspired men called to speak for the Lord, as did Moses, Isaiah, Paul, Peter and other prophets of the scriptures. Semiannually, these prophets speak to the whole world through a broadcast we call General Conference. Our next General Conference broadcast will be at noon and 4 p.m. on both Oct. 5 and 6. All are welcome to come listen to the counsel of inspired men and women who seek only to bring the world to Jesus Christ. The broadcast can be found online at or on television on BYU TV. You can also watch it at our chapel at 1845 N. 61⁄2 St.

For more information about our faith, our meetings or General Conference, we encourage you to contact our full-time missionaries at 812-219-8578 or 812-219-8933.

St. George’s Episcopal, West Terre Haute

The parishioners of the church invite you to join us Sunday for adult Christian education and Holy Eucharist. Adult Christian education is 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. in the church hall. Our Sunday morning worship service of Holy Eucharist is at 10. After Holy Eucharist, we gather in the church hall for fellowship. Supply priests, a parade of priests from the diocese, are scheduled to minister to us on Sundays. The Rev. Michael Stichweh is the celebrant on Sept. 29.

St. George’s Episcopal Church, The Friendly Little Church on the Hill, is located at Ferguson Hill, 1337 N. Smith Place, West Terre Haute. For more information visit or phone us at 812-533-1346. If you phone us, leave a message and someone from the parish will return your call. The contact person is Sylvia Brockman, bishop’s warden, at 812-442-0751 or

The Blessing of Animals will be at 10 a.m. Oct. 6 in the church before Holy Eucharist. God’s creation is a great blessing to us. St. Francis of Assisi, whose feast day is Oct. 4, was known for his love of God’s creation and all God’s creatures. It is a Christian tradition that on this day, or close to his feast day, animals are blessed. You are invited to bring your pet on a leash, in a cage or in a jar to church. If you are not able to bring your actual living creatures with you, you can substitute with photos or stuffed animals representing them. We will gather to ask God’s blessing as we care for them and they care for us.

St. Benedict

Father Ed Goldbach, pastor, and the parish community of St. Benedict, at 111 S. Ninth St., invite you to Mass at 5:30 p.m. Saturday and at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. Mass is celebrated Monday through Friday at 12:05 p.m.

Classes for preschool through 8th grade are at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. For information or to register contact Rita Burns-Senseman at

Religious education and confirmation classes for all high school youth are 5-6:45 p.m. Sunday. A complete schedule is at Contact Janet at if you have any questions or to register. All are welcome.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) classes are at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Patrick Family Life Center. For information or to register contact Sue Butwin at 812-232-8421 or

The Secular Franciscans of Terre Haute and Friends will serve a free pancake and sausage breakfast for the poor and homeless from 9 to 11 a.m. today in St. Benedict’s Soup Kitchen. The Altar Society is collecting dental supplies during the month of September for the St. Ann’s Clinic. Leave donations on the table in the back of church.

St. Joseph University Parish

Friar Mark Weaver, pastor, and the parish, at 113 S. Fifth St., invite 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. Join us every Thursday for Eucharistic Adoration from 6 to 9 p.m. The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The chaplet begins after the conclusion of 5:15 p.m. weekday Mass. For more information about our services or programs call parish office at 812-232-7011.

There will be a special prayer service at 7 p.m. on Oct. 3 to celebrate the transition of St. Francis of Assisi into eternal life. At 5:15 p.m. on Oct. 4 we will have a feast day Mass for St. Francis. At 10 a.m. on Oct. 5, we will join St. Francis in his love for all God’s creation, with a blessing of critters big and small: dogs, cats, birds, goats, rabbits, frogs and fish. Friar John Meany, from the Dominican Order, will preach at all of the weekend Masses as we wind up our celebration of the saintly Little Brother from Assisi. Our Honduras mission trip to St. Maximillian Kolbe, our sister parish in Tegucigalpa, is Oct. 8-15.

Preschool through 8th grade religious education classes are at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday. Contact Elizabeth Davis at the parish office or for information or to register.

St. Margaret Mary

Fr. Rick Ginther, pastor, and the parish community, at 2405 S. Seventh St., invite you to join us for weekend Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday or at 11 a.m. Sunday. Misa en Espanol a las dos todos los Domingos (Spanish Mass at 2 p.m. each Sunday). Check the weekly bulletin for weekday Mass times. Our bulletin is available online at The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered at 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information about our parish or any of our programs, visit us online or call the parish office at 812-232-3512.

Religious education classes for preschool through 8th grade are 9:30-10:45 a.m. Sunday. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at dwen

At 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, there will be a group that will study Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. All are welcome to attend to learn more about our Indiana saint. We will be in the parish office in the rectory building. Plan to attend this time of learning and fellowship. At 9:30 on Friday mornings, a study of Catholicism by Fr. Barron will be in the Legacy Room. There is no charge for either adult faith program.

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 at 9 a.m. on Sunday. For information or to register call the office at 812-535-1261.

St. Patrick

Fr. Rick Ginther, pastor, and the St. Patrick parish community, at 1807 Poplar St., invite you to weekend Liturgy at 6 p.m. Saturday or at 9 a.m. Sunday. You are welcome to join us for weekday Mass at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. We have a communion service at 7:15 a.m. every weekday. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered at 7 p.m. Saturdays and at 8 a.m. Sundays. For information about any of our programs call the parish office at 812-232-8518.

At 9:15 a.m. on Oct. 2, we will have a Mothers’ Rosary at St. Patrick Church, downstairs in the nursery. Moms and children, grandmothers, sisters, aunts and even friends are welcome. Children may either pray or play. Those who are in other parishes or who just want to pray the rosary with us may come, too.

Religious education classes for grades pre-K through 8 are 10:30-11:45 a.m. Sunday. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at

High school religious education classes are 5-6:30 p.m. Sunday at the St. Patrick Family Life Center. Confirmation classes are 6:30-8:15 p.m. Thursday at the St. Margaret Mary Legacy Room. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information, the schedule or to register for high school religious education and confirmation classes at jummp.youthminister

At 10:15 on Sunday in the St. Patrick Parish Life Center, Room A, a study on Paul’s Letter to the Galatians will be offered. This is a DVD presentation by Jeff Cavins, an engaging and gifted scripture teacher. “James: Pearls for Wise Living - A 10-Week Study” is offered at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the St. Patrick School library. For information or registration contact the St. Patrick parish office at 812-232-8518.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

The parishioners, at 2322 N. 131⁄2 St., welcome you to celebrate Mass at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Weekday Mass is Friday at 11 a.m. For more information about our parish or programs call the office at 812-466-1231.

High school religious education and confirmation classes will be 5-6:45 p.m. Sunday at St. Benedict Parish Center. Contact Janet Roth for more information or to register for classes.

Beginning in October we will offer Children’s Liturgy of the Word at the 10:30 Sunday Mass. Children’s Liturgy of the Word allows preschool and kindergarten-aged children to experience prayer and scripture at their own level. Children leave Mass after the greeting, go to the back room for their session and return to the congregation at the creed.

An adult Bible study of the gospel of Matthew meets at 6:30 p.m. Mondays. in the parish office. Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) classes are at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Patrick Family Life Center. For information or to register contact Barb Black at 466-1231 or

Annunciation, Brazil

The parishioners of the church, at 19 N. Alabama, invite you to Mass at 4:30 p.m. Saturday or 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Weekday Masses are celebrated at 5:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, and at 9 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. At 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday a Latin Mass will be celebrated. For information about any of our parish programs or services call the office at 812-448-1901.

Sacred Heart, Clinton

Fr. Michael Fritsch and the Sacred Heart parish, at 558 Nebeker St., invite you to celebrate Mass at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday or at 9 a.m. Sunday. Weekday Masses are at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday and at 12:05 p.m. on Friday.

St. Joseph, Rockville

Fr. Michael Fritsch and St. Joseph parish, at 217 E. Ohio St., invite you to celebrate Mass with us this weekend at 11:15 a.m. on Sunday. Weekday Masses are celebrated at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. The Covered Bridge Festival is Oct. 11- 20; St. Joseph Church has the cruller stand on the southwest corner of the square in downtown Rockville. We hope all come and buy crullers.

Deanery Pastoral Center

More than 1,800 cities across the United States and Canada are expected to participate in the National Life Chain from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 6. Join this peaceful and prayerful public witness by participating in the Terre Haute Life Chain on Third Street at Wabash Avenue. It is a visual statement of solidarity by the Christian community that abortion kills children and that the church supports the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception.

United Presbyterian Church, Clinton

The church will worship at 10:45 a.m. with adult Sunday School class at 10. The sermon will be given by Elder Pam Archbold. Pastors Mark and Wendy Olson continue on their study travels in the Middle East. Keep up with their pictures and comments at www.wholson. for trip updates. The Rev. Wendy Olson will return to the Clinton worship service on Oct. 6.

The church provides a warm meal from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Thursday in the fellowship hall at no cost; everyone is welcome. The Vermillion County Food Pantry is in the former manse next to the church at 315 Mulberry St. It provides frozen, perishable and non-perishable food to anyone from 4 to 6 p.m. every Thursday and 2 to 4 p.m. every other Tuesday. The next Tuesday will be Oct 1.

Reformed Presbyterian

The Terre Haute 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 is at 9:30 a.m. The regular adult class will be studying the R.C. Sproul video series “The Parables of Jesus.” For the morning service, Pastor Bill Roberts will preach on the theme of “Dead in Sin, but Now Alive in Christ!” Worship is at 10:45 a.m., followed by a fellowship meal, to which all are invited. The church meets at 1407 N. 25th St. at the corner of 25th Street and Fifth Avenue. A nursery for children three and under is available during the worship service.

Centenary United Methodist

The congregation of Centenary, at 301 North 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 at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s message, “Hospitality of Graces: The Spiritual Power of Goodbye,” and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and special musical praise to God by the chancel choir.

Fellowship in the church library follows 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, Brian Royer will teach and lead discussion on “God Scatters the People” (Genesis 11:1-9). In the Cross and Flame Room, the Lamplighters discussion group will decide their next study.

The Parent Trap, a class for parents with young children, meets in Thirza Bunce Room from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. This class, led by Leah Allman and Michel Starkey, is reading and discussing the book, “Sticky Faith,” by Kara E. Powell. At the same time in the Disciple Room, “Connections,” a class for young adults ages 18-30, meets. They are invited to join our pastor, Jimmy Moore, for a time of fellowship, study and reflection.

Sunday School classes for children from under the age of 3 years to 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 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 Sunday evenings. The new schedule is as follows: Middle school youth group is 5-5:45 p.m.; from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m., all youth groups will have dinner and games together; from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., the high school youth group will meet. In October, all groups will meet at Central Presbyterian Church. Interested students are welcome to become members of this group.

From 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. tomorrow, parents are invited to help plan a mission trip for the summer of 2014. Contact youth director Tiffany Grossman at the church office for more information.

“Big Questions,” a discussion group for college students and young adults, meet 6-7 p.m. Sunday. A pizza supper will be served, and the discussion theme this fall is “Surviving in College: Freshman Year to BS and Beyond.”

The Church’s Seventh Street entrance is handicapped-accessible. Consider participating in our prayer and meditation time led by lay preacher Tom Barnett, 11 a.m. to noon on Thursdays.

Upcoming events include a short-term class, “The Way of Discernment,” which explores decision-making as a matter of faithful Christian living. Join us at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10, 17 and 24. Our pastor, Jimmy Moore, facilitates this study and leads the discussion.

On Oct. 7, help us bring joy, fun and love to the physically and mentally challenged at Sycamore Social, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the U.S. Army Armory on Maple Avenue, near North Vigo High School. Serve those in need by sharing your Christian love. Guests are served refreshments; entertainment includes dancing, playing basketball and socializing.

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

Oregon Baptist

The church is an American Baptist church, at 11200 S. Carlisle St. The phone number is 812-299-2112, with 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 at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. The Rev. Fred Harrison leads us in morning worship at 10:30. Youth groups meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Jr. ABY is for 2nd through 5th grades, and Sr. ABY is for 6th through 12th.

Unity Presbyterian

Worship service, at 1207 E. Springhill Drive, is at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. The first Sunday of each month, we celebrate the Lord’s Supper with the Rev. Dr. David Rosen. This Sunday, the congregation invites you to hear the Rev. Dr. David Rosen’s sermon, “Wealth Management According to the Bible,” based on Psalm 146:7-10 and Luke 16:19-31.

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.

Amie Ellison is our choir director, Andrea Marlow is our organist. Choir rehearsal is 7 p.m. each Thursday and 10 a.m. Sunday. For the month of September, Unity prays for Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Austin, Texas. This week we are sending God’s love and prayers to Caledonia Presbyterian Church, Vevay, and peace and respect for a good year to the staff, teachers, bus drivers and volunteers at Fayette Elementary School.

We also have an outdoor sanctuary you may visit for quiet reflection at any time. All are welcome. The church office can be reached at 812-299-2206. Find us on Facebook at “Unity Presbyterian Church, Terre Haute.” Our email is

Memorial United Methodist

The church, 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.

Join us Sunday. The Rev. Scott’s sermon will be “Taste and See.” Today is the celebration of the “Taste of Memorial” by the member care committee. It is an opportunity to experience, see, taste and learn of all the opportunities that are available for us at Memorial. Taste and see that the Lord is good, all the time. The scripture is Psalm 34:1-14.

We will have one service at 10 a.m., with Sunday school at 8:45 and fellowship time at 9:45. Following the service, stay for “Taste of Memorial” at 11:15.

Memorial Preschool, a ministry of Memorial Church, is accepting applications for the 3’s and pre-K classes. Call 812-232-9046 for more information. School started on Sept. 3.

Tai chi with Rebecca Graves meets 3-4 p.m. Tuesday and Friday. We are now offering a “gentler” form of tai chi for arthritis. Everyone is welcome.

For more information call our church office at 812-234-0776, fax us at 812-235-3574 or visit our website at

First Baptist

We invite you to join us for worship at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sundays. Our traditional-style service on Sunday mornings includes hymns with organ and piano accompaniment, anthems by the sanctuary choir and music provided by our bell choirs, orchestra and other musical groups. A children’s story is included every Sunday, and afterward children in grades K-3 are dismissed to children’s church. Pastor Bernie Jackson’s sermon topic this Sunday will be “Trusting God,” with scripture text from Malachi 3:6-18 and Philippians 4:10-20. Sunday achool follows worship at 10:45 a.m. with classes for everyone, including nine adult class options. The First Link Hospitality Center is also available before and after worship, providing a place for regular attenders and guests to enjoy light refreshments and conversation.

Our contemporary-style service, “The Link,” is at 6 p.m. on Sunday in Esken Hall. This service is more informal, with worship music in a contemporary/praise band style. Pastor John Campbell will be preaching and the message is centered on the Old Testament story of the Tower of Babel. Programming is provided for elementary and preschool children during this service.

Our small groups ministry has also resumed for the new season and we have several groups meeting on various days, times and locations. All of the groups are using the curriculum “Bible Studies for Life.” If you would like to be a part of one of our small groups, contact Pastor John Campbell.

First Baptist Church is an American Baptist congregation at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Our ministry staff includes the Rev. Bernie Jackson, senior pastor; the Rev. Steve Newman, associate pastor of music/worship; John Campbell, associate pastor of youth/discipleship; Jill Kirchoff, children’s minister; and Gina Dorsett, director of First Friends Preschool. Further information regarding our ministries is available on our website 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 another activity at one of our two church campuses.

Our south campus, at 3050 East Davis Drive, offers Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m., with Sunday school classes at 10. Our north campus, at 1075 N. Fruitridge Ave., offers Sunday school at 9 a.m., with a worship service following at 10. Both campuses host holy communion on the first Sunday of the month.

Our south campus is temporarily holding worship services in the fellowship center, or as we like to call it on Sunday mornings, our worship center. The entrance to the fellowship/worship center is on the west side of the building, but the front entrance is open for your convenience, as well. (Note that the front entrance is locked approximately 10 minutes after the each service begins, but the worship center will remain open during the entire service. We always welcome those who are running late.)

We also offer the Upward basketball, cheerleading and soccer programs during the fall and winter. Upward participants are children in kindergarten through 8th grade. We have a special needs league, too. Upward programs will be at our north church campus this year. Our last on-site registration for basketball and cheerleading will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. today at the north campus. Contact the church office if you have been unable to attend one of the on-site registration times.

South campus activities:

An evening service called “6:35” begins at 6:35 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month. 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 senior year, meets from 9:50 to 10:40 a.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sundays, and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. X-Treme Tweenz is a group for all 5th-graders that meets bi-monthly, 4 to 6 p.m. Sundays from October to May, beginning Oct. 6.

The fall session of Boost, our Wednesday gathering, is under way. Dinner starts at 5:15 p.m. in the fellowship center and classes for all ages are at 6:30. Boost is still at our south campus.

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

North campus activities:

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

For more information, you can call our south campus at 812-232-4808 or the north campus at 812-232-2478.

You can also visit our website at, friend us on Facebook at “Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church” and follow us on Twitter @Mt_PleasantUMC.

Dunlap United Methodist

The church, near Dennison, Ill., will be hosting its annual ham, beans and cornbread dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. CDT on Oct. 5. Ham and beans, cornbread, slaw, peaches, desserts and drinks will be served. A free-will offering will be taken.

Saint John Missionary Baptist

Join the church’s Senior Choir at 7 p.m. tonight for the choir’s anniversary. Our special guests are the United Praise Singers in a full musical program. The church is at 1915 Buckeye St. with the Rev. Dexter Jordan, pastor. Everyone is welcome to join us for this inspirational service. For more information, call 812-232-2122.

Shelburn First Baptist

You are cordially invited to the church tomorrow for services. A special candidate for senior pastor will be speaking. Sunday school is at 9 a.m. with worship at 10. Dusty and Samantha Tryon are the youth leaders. There will be a church-wide dinner at noon with a business meeting to follow. Because of the busy weekend of events, there will be no evening services. A community dinner is at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Wednesday evening youth and adult Bible studies are at 6:30. We are an American Baptist congregation and meet at the corner of Mill Street and U.S. 41 in Shelburn. We can be reached at 812-397-5595 and online at

Peniel United Methodist, Brazil

The church is on Kennedy Crossing Road.

It’s only fall, but our choir is already practicing for the Christmas cantata. Choir practice is at 7 p.m. Oct. 2. We all enjoy their dedication and hard work. Our scripture this Sunday is from St. Luke 16:19-31. Pastor Pippin’s message is titled “Rich Man and Begger?”

Join us for Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and church services at 10:45. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Pastor Pippin at 812-443-8489.

Central Presbyterian

Central Presbyterian Church, at 125 N. Seventh St., will gather at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday for traditional worship. Pastor Lant Davis’ sermon, “In Hades,” will be based on Luke 16:19-31, in which Jesus tells the story of the rich man and Lazarus. A time for coffee, conversation and refreshments immediately follows worship, downstairs in the fellowship hall. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. At 6:30 p.m. on Thursday the Women’s Book Club meets at the home of Amanda and Lant Davis; spouses are invited for this meeting. At 7 p.m., also on Thursday, the choir rehearses the new music for the Christmas cantata. From 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday, the church hosts Parents’ Night Out/Kids’ Night In for families of the church. For details, call the church office 812-232-5049 or visit us online at

Rosedale Baptist

Rosedale Baptist Church, at Depot and Middle streets in Rosedale, can be reached at 765-548-2857, with Pastor Randy McPike.

Sunday worship service is at 9:30 a.m., Sunday school at 10:30, Sunday evening service at 7 p.m., and Wednesday night prayer and Bible study at 7. Every third Sunday of the month, come and join us for our new youth group program. At 11:30, there will be music and a skit for the kids, followed by lunch and a lesson.

We invite you to join us Sept. 30 to Oct. 3. We will be having the following speakers nightly: Monday, Keith Mcintyre of Montezuma Independent Baptist; Tuesday, Mark Tobey of North Terre Haute Baptist; Wednesday, Perry Mager of Friendly Grove Baptist; and Thursday, The Lesters singing group from St. Louis, Mo. Services begin at 7 each night.

United Methodist Temple

Welcome to United Methodist Temple. This coming Sunday is our Back to Church Sunday. United Methodist Temple is a family of friends of God who meet for worship at 5301 U.S. 41 South. Our first worship service is our more traditional, and begins at 8:45 a.m. Come and you will hear our choir, and at times our bell choir, directed by Jill Kuckewich. You will experience organ music, preaching, hymns and a Liturgy that lead to examining your discipleship relationship to God. Come at 11 a.m., and you will be welcomed to our more relaxed service, with choruses of praise, a praise band and the piano worship of Doug Sperry. We usually have at least one traditional hymn. Prayer is a strong part of every worship service, and we enjoy silence as well as music. We also laugh and enjoy video clips that summarize the message. At 10 a.m., all are welcome to join us in the Welcome Café to get fruit or sweets, juice or coffee, and go to one of the seven classes that take place for Bible study and reflection. All are welcome.

This coming Sunday, we will be utilizing lectionary readings from 1 Timothy 6:6-19 and Luke 16:19-31. The Rev. Steve will bring a message titled “The Life that Is Really Life: Service.” As we reflect on these scriptures, we see that there is a life that is deeper, that is more aware of God and involves others. Paul lifts up imperatives of the faith and calls us to “do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share.” In this way, we store up for ourselves “the treasure of a good foundation for the future, a life that is really life.”

 Our Schedule:

Monday: 10:30 a.m. Holy Yoga with Macy Kalb; noon to 2:15 p.m. Celebrate Recovery

Tuesday: 7 p.m. Bible study at Westminster Retirement Village: Philippians

Wednesday: 10 a.m. women’s Bible study at Temple: Study of David – Beth Moore; 10:30 a.m. Holy Yoga with Macy Kalb; 6 p.m. Weight Watchers; 6-8 p.m. Boy Scout Troop 8

Thursday: 10 a.m. Piecemakers; 6 p.m. bell rehearsal; 7:15 chancel choir rehearsal

Friday: 10:30 a.m. Holy Yoga with Macy Kalb

Our staff can be reached through secretary/volunteer coordinator Margaret Fulsom at 299-1898. Jill Kuckewich is our choir team leader and team leader for Kids’ Hope. Doug Sperry is our organist/pianist. Janet Friedrich is our Temple Preschool director. Karla Clayton and Gene Finley are our team leaders for Celebrate Recovery. You may reach Pastor Steve at Worship is God enjoying us enjoying God.

Northside Wesleyan

The church is at 2439 N. 141⁄2 St., with Pastor Eddie Hayes and Associate Pastor Neva McFarland. Pastor Hayes invites you to worship God with us, to feel his presence and his love.

Sunday School is at 9:30 a.m. Worship service is at 10:30. Sunday evening service is at 6. Wednesday service at 6:30 p.m.

We will soon have a new look at the church, inside and out. Plans are getting under way, with Pastor and others working on the remodeling. We will also see changes to the outside of our church property. The apartment complex next to the church has agreed to put up a chain-link fence along the south side of the property. There will soon be parking at the side of the fellowship hall. The Lord has been working and we want to thank him for all the things he is doing for Northside.

Sister Neva McFarland is doing a bible study on the book of John at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

It is so good to see new faces coming into our services and praying with us. If you play an instrument, such as guitar, harmonica, violin, bass guitar or even the spoons, we welcome you to come join us and help enhance our music.

Emmanuel United Methodist

Join us at the church for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday. We look forward to seeing you and your family.

Come out to Emmanuel UMC from 4 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 5 for a wonderful pork dinner. The menu will include pork with a choice of gravy or barbecue sauce, mashed potatoes, green beans, bread, drink and dessert, all for $8. Everyone is invited to come and have a great time of food and fellowship in our new Community Life Center. Plenty of seating is available. The center is handicapped-accessible.

First Congregational

The church, at 630 Ohio St., invites you to join us this Sunday as the Rev. Carlson continues “Our Favorite Verses” with the sermon “Blessed Are.” The Beatitudes, the verses beginning Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount as written in Matthew’s Gospel, give us an interesting look at one of Jesus’ most famous sermons. This “agenda” discourse doesn’t spend the bulk of its content in what we believe as Christians as much as what we do to bring those beliefs to light. Join us as we explore the first-century sermon and its impact on our 21st-century living.

A meditative service is offered at 8:30 a.m., with a traditional service at 10:30. There is a children’s service during the 10:30 gathering and Sunday school downstairs. Friends are invited to help us fill the food barrel donations for the area food bank. Bring your non-perishable, non-breakable-container food items.

On Oct. 6, we will be celebrating World Communion Sunday with our annual “Many Languages – One Voice” celebration of the Lord’s Supper. The blessing of the elements will be shared in more than eight different languages, reminding us that while we may look and sound different, we are one body of Christ, all children of God.

Throughout the month of October, we will be focusing on our “Hats and Hands for Hope” mission project, collecting hats, scarves and gloves/mittens for the children and youth in our community. Members and friends are invited to contribute items to this project so that on the first Sunday in November we can bless the items and deliver them to youth programs. You can find us online at or on Facebook.

Trinity Lutheran

Come and join us at our 10 a.m. worship service each Sunday morning at 2620 Ohio Blvd. Holy communion is offered and shared during our worship service. Sunday school is available for children and adults at 9 a.m.

Tomorrow, we will share a carry-in meal following the worship service. Join us and bring something to help feed everyone who gathers following our worship service of spiritual food. We will have a signup sheet in the narthex area to help us plan for seating. Bring yourself, your family, your food and your appetite, and share a meal with someone new. As the meal winds down, Model A car rides will be offered, as well.

Also tomorrow, the children in our congregation will be collecting pennies for their Penny Power ministry during the service to help feed hungry children and adults around the world through the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America World Hunger Organization. For more details concerning the church or our ministries, call 812-232-7628.

Prairie City United Methodist

We would like to extend a warm and loving invitation to everyone who would like to worship the Lord with us Sunday mornings. You will find blue jeans to semi-formal attire as people worship together. All are welcome in the Lord’s house as we see old friends and new faces in worship each week. The weekly Bible study is at 9:45 a.m. Worship is at 10:45 a.m. We are expecting to announce a couple of informational meetings in the next few weeks concerning the future of our community of faith. Watch this column and the mail for the announcement. May God bless you and your family always Come and worship on Sunday. All are welcome. Pastor Rick also is pastor at Carbon United Methodist Church.


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    March 12, 2010