News From Terre Haute, Indiana

October 19, 2013

Church briefs: Oct. 19, 2013


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World Gospel

The church’s 2013 missions conference is Oct. 25 – 27. The main speaker is George Verwer, author of several books, world missions advocate and founder of Operation Mobilization. He is speaking Sunday, Oct. 27, during three services: 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. For more information visit www.worldgospel

Also, as part of the missions conference, gospel singing quartet the Rick Webb family performs Friday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. Called “America’s Premiere Family Vocal Group,” the Rick Webb Family has had numerous No. 1 songs, and was named 2010 and 2011 Artists of the Year by 3,200 radio stations worldwide. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The church is at 900 Gardendale Road, about a half mile south of U.S. 40. Call 877-2075, ext. 20.

Maple Avenue United Methodist

Worship with us this Sunday at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday school classes meet at 9:30. Pastor David Rockhill invites all to hear the Rev. Joni Clark of United Campus Ministries. At 10:30 a.m. service the children’s sermon will be given, the chancel choir will sing and junior church will be offered.

We offer free transportation to and from the 10:30 a.m. worship service. If you would like a ride to church, call the church office before noon on Fridays during the week at 812-232-7263.

Maple Avenue offers many programs. Programs available: Q.U.E.S.T. HIV/AIDS Support Group, GED Classes, adult basic education classes, after-school tutoring (grades 1-5), after-school open gym (grades 1-5), daycare and preschool. Music programs include the chancel choir, summer dinner theater productions, spring cabaret, and Christmas and Easter cantatas with orchestra and children’s choir. Missions and service opportunities include Knitting for Missions, prayer chain, Operation Classroom, penny drive for Lebanon Children’s Home, United Campus Ministries, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, Habitat for Humanity, and the 14th & Chestnut Community Center. For more visit

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation

The church is at 1875 S. Fruitridge Ave. in Terre Haute. Sunday service is 10:30 a.m. Children’s religious education is 10:50 a.m.

Our theme tomorrow is “Miracles in Action: Building and Sustaining our Community.” Stewardship is the lifeblood for our ministry.

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

Call 812-232-1193, or find us on Facebook.

Blessed Hope Baptist

The church is at 9251 N. Indiana 59, Jasonville, 812-665-3282.

Sunday morning features brother Joe Asbury as he brings to Blessed Hope Baptist Church a Bible-based financial seminar. Stick around for Sunday night and hear voices from the past as the church listens to a sermon by R.G. Lee entitled “Pay Day Someday.”

Services are Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday morning preaching at 10:30 a.m., Sunday and Wednesday 7 p.m. If you have any questions call the church office at 812-665-3282.

Prairie Park Baptist

Homecoming 2013 at the church is Oct. 26, at 5. p.m. Prairie Park will have a chili cook-off to start activities. Anyone is welcome to enter. Samples of all chili will be available. Jars will be at the tables for donations for your favorite chili. The chili with the most votes will win. There will be a bonfire out back with a hayride following the cook-off.

Oct. 27, during morning worship service, the Rev. Matthan J. Mc Queen will bring the homecoming message. Matthan is the son of the Rev. and Mrs. Allen McQueen. Matthan is the associate pastor at Highland Park Baptist Church, in Louisville, Ky. Morning worship at 10:40 a.m. The church is at 7140 S. Indiana 63. For more information, call 812-299-9483.

St. Benedict

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

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

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

On Nov. 3, after 11 a.m. Mass, St. Benedict’s Faith Formation Committee will host Father Vince Lampert, who will present “The Reality of Evil and the Church’s Ministry to Those Struggling Against the Forces of Evil.” He will share his experiences as exorcist for the archdiocese and present the church teaching on topic of evil, citing biblical references. A soup lunch will be served before the presentation. RSVP to Tina Elliot, Elliott.tina@, by Oct. 27.

The next Secular Franciscans and Friends Soup Kitchen Breakfast is today, 9 to 11 a.m., in St. Benedict’s soup kitchen.

St. Joseph University Parish

Friar Mark Weaver, pastor, and the parish, 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, 6 to 9 p.m. The Divine Mercy Chaplet is prayed on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The chaplet begins after conclusion of the 5:15 weekday Mass. For more information call the parish at 812-232-7011.

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

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) classes are Wednesday evenings. For information or to register contact Donna McKenzie at

St. Margaret Mary

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

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

The next high school religious education class is Sunday, 5 to 6:30p.m. at St. Patrick Family Life Center. High school youth confirmation classes are Thursdays, 6:30 to 8:15 p.m., at St. Margaret Mary Legacy Room. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee, jummp.youth, for the class schedule or to register.

The Sunday study group meets at 9:30 a.m. in the parish office to study the life of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. An adult study group is also meeting Friday mornings to study “Catholicism” by Fr. Barron. Friday sessions are in the Legacy Room and begin after the 9 a.m. Mass.

St. Mary’s Village Church

Sr. Joan Slobig, SP, parish life coordinator, and parish community of St. Mary’s Village Church invite you to join us for liturgy on Sunday at 9 a.m. For information or to register call the office at 535-1261.

St. Patrick

Fr. Rick Ginther, pastor, and parish community, 1807 Poplar St., invite you to weekend liturgy Saturday at 6 p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m. Join us for weekday Mass Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. Every weekday we have a Communion Service at 7:15 a.m. The sacrament of Reconciliation is offered Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 8 am. For information call parish office 812-232-8518.

Religious education classes for preschool through eighth grade are Sundays, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at

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

Adult faith formation programs are Sunday and Thursday. Sunday at 10:15 a.m. in 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 Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick School library. For information call 232-8518.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Celebrate Mass at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Weekday Mass is Friday at 11 a.m. Located at 2322 N. 13 1/2 St. For more information call 812-466-1231.

High school religious education and confirmation classes are Sunday at St. Benedict Parish Center, 5 to 6:45 p.m. Contact Janet,, if you have any questions or to register.

Adult Bible study of the gospel of Matthew meets Monday at 6:30 p.m. in parish office. Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults classes are Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Center. For information or to register contact Barb Black at 466-1231 or

Annunciation, Brazil

The parishioners, 19 N. Alabama St., Brazil, invite you to Mass Saturday at 4:30 p.m. or Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Weekday Masses are celebrated 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 is celebrated. For information call the office at 812-448-1901.

Join in the fun of the inaugural Society of St. Vincent DePaul Hog Roast Fundraiser. Mark your calendars for Oct. 26 at 6 p.m., at Kennedy Crossing Bingo Hall on Kennedy Crossing Road, just north of Highway 340, on east side of Northview High School. For $5, enjoy a meal of a barbeque sandwich, applesauce, baked beans, cole slaw, tea, water and lemonade. All desserts are $1.

Sacred Heart, Clinton

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

St. Joseph, Rockville

Fr. Michael Fritsch and parish, 217 E. Ohio St., invite you to celebrate Mass with us this weekend Sunday at 11:15 a.m. Weekday Masses are celebrated Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. 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.

Deanery Pastoral Center

The Sisters of Providence invite one and all to find inspiration in the life and example of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. The Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Fest runs, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Contact Sister Jan Craven at 812-535-2925 or, or visit www.SistersofProvidence.

org to learn more.

An adult formation program, “Catholicism: The New Evangelization,” is a documentary DVD series by Fr. Robert Barron. In classic documentary style, Fr. Barron is joined by a large group of Catholics, both well-known and ordinary. This program is facilitated by Sr. Mary Montgomery at Deanery Center on six consecutive Tuesday, Nov. 5 to Dec. 10, 10 to 11:30 a.m. It explores the church’s mission and the challenges of contemporary culture. There is no fee. Registration is limited and is requested by Oct. 30. Contact Sr. Mary Montgomery at the deanery center for more information and to register at 812-232-8400 or

Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist

Fall revival is Tuesday through Friday at 7 p.m. at the church, 1935 Tippecanoe St. The guest revivalist is the Rev. Dr. Bruce R. Rose, pastor of Second Baptist Church of Bloomington. The theme for revival is “How to get off of Spiritual Junk Food,” studying Hebrews 12:1 and 1 Peter 2:1-2. Come and be revived.

St. George’s Episcopal, West Terre Haute

Join us Sunday morning 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 10 a.m. After, 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.

St. George’s Episcopal Church is located at Ferguson Hill, 1337 N. Smith Place. For more information visit or call 812-533-1346. Leave a message. Contact person: Sylvia Brockman, bishop’s warden, at 812-442-0751 or

Reformed Presbyterian

The church, 1407 N. 25th St., at 25th St. and Fifth Ave., invites you to worship Sunday. Sunday School for all ages is 9:30 a.m. The regular adult class is studying the R. C. Sproul video series “The Parables of Jesus.” The parable under discussion will be “The Pharisee and the Publican.” For morning service, Pastor Bill Roberts will preach on the theme of “Jesus Christ is our Peace.” Worship is 10:45 a.m., followed by a fellowship meal to which all are invited. A nursery for children 3 and under is available during the worship service. Some of Pastor Roberts’ messages are also available on WPFR (FM 93.7 and AM 1480) each Sunday at 7:30 a.m.

Unity Presbyterian

Worship service, 1207 E. Springhill Dr, is at 10:30 a.m. This Sunday, the congregation invites you to hear Dr. Roland Kohr with the sermon “God vs. Science,” based on Psalm 53:1-6 and 1 Corinthians 3:18-23. Childcare is available. Join us for fellowship following the service.

Our youth group meets once a month; Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m. is their next meeting.

Oct. 30, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., is Trunk or Treat, on the grounds of Unity Presbyterian Church.

Choir rehearsal is 7 p.m. each Thursday and 10 a.m. on Sunday. For the month of October, Unity prays for Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Ga., First Presbyterian Church, Clinton, and Hoosier Prairie Elementary School.

We also have an outdoor sanctuary you may visit for quiet reflection at any time.

Church office: 812-299-2206; Facebook: “Unity Presbyterian Church, Terre Haute, IN”; email:

United Presbyterian, Clinton

The United Presbyterian Church of Clinton will worship at 10:45 a.m. with adult Sunday school class at 10 a.m. Pastor Wendy Olson will deliver the sermon. See the Rev. Mark and Wendy’s pictures and comments from their recent trip retracing Paul’s footsteps at www.wholson. Following children’s time, youngsters may go into the fellowship hall for church school during the rest of the worship service. The liturgist in October is Elder Oralene Killabrew. The United Presbyterian Women’s group will prepare chicken and noodles to be served until 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall after the service. Stewardship family meetings are Oct. 24, 26 and 27.

Trinity Parish Bible study meets Wednesdays in Montezuma at 7 p.m. The topic is the book of Ephesians. The church provides a meal every Thursday, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall at no cost. Vermillion County Food Pantry is in former manse next to the church, 315 Mulberry St. It provides frozen, perishable and non-perishable food to anyone, 4 to 6 p.m. every Thursday and 2 to 4 p.m. every other Tuesday. The next Tuesday food is Oct 29.

Centenary United Methodist

The congregation of Centenary, 301 N. Seventh St., invites you to worship with us Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s message, “Telling the Story: A Gospel Photobomb” (Mark 14:31-51), and listen to Angela Scherer’s piano mastery and the chancel choir, directed by Erich Kendall, singing the hymn, “Jesus Is My Lord” (Price and Besig).

Fellowship in church library will follow the worship service, 10:30 to 10:45 a.m. Sunday school classes are offered to all age groups and nursery care is provided. At 10:45 a.m., during adult Bible study in the Friendship Room, Don Dodson will teach and lead discussion on “A Blessing for Ismael and Isaac” (Genesis 21:13-14, 17-21).

The Parent Trap, a class for parents with young children, meets in Thirza Bunce Room, 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. At the same time in Disciple Room, Connections, a class for young adults ages 18-30, meets. Pastor Jimmy Moore invites them to a time of fellowship, study and reflection.

Sunday school classes for children under 3 years to 18 years include preschool, primary class, juniors class, and youth class.

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 meets, 5 to 5:45 p.m.; 5:45 to 6:30 p.m., all youth groups will have dinner and games together; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., the high school youth group will meet. In October, all groups meet at Central Presbyterian Church. Interested students are welcome. On Oct. 27, the group will have a fall celebration at Fowler Park, noon to 4 p.m. Call Youth Director Tiffany Grossman if you have any questions.

Big Questions, a discussion group for college students and young adults, meets Sunday, 6 to 7 p.m. A pizza supper will be served. The group is reading and discussing the book, “Lord, Save Us from Your Followers: Why Is the Gospel of Love Dividing America?”

A short-term class, “The Way of Discernment,” explores decision-making as a matter of faithful Christian living. Join us at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Our pastor, Jimmy Moore, will lead the discussion.

Ample parking is located behind the church. Consider participating in our prayer and meditation time Thursdays, 11 a.m. to noon.

Upcoming event: The “Arts and Holiday Gift Fair” is at Centenary on Nov. 1-2. To donate items or to reserve a craftperson’s table, call Chris Schellenberg, 234-1218.

If you are interested in church activities contact the church office, 232-2319.

Oregon Baptist

You’re invited to a spaghetti dinner Saturday, 4 to 7 p.m. in the Family Life Center. A donation is requested.

Oregon Baptist Church is an American Baptist Church, at 11200 S. Carlisle St. The phone number is 812-299-2112, with Pastor Fred Harrison.

Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Fred Harrison leads us in morning worship at 10:30 Youth groups meet Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Jr. ABY is for second through fifth grades and Sr. ABY is for sixth through 12th grades.

Central Presbyterian

The church, at 125 N. Seventh St., will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Lant Davis’s sermon, “Wrestling with God,” is based on Genesis 32:22-31, in which Jacob’s name is changed to Israel. A time for coffee, conversation and refreshments immediately follows worship, downstairs in the fellowship hall. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. Tuesday at 10 a.m. the Seekers and Searchers Women’s Bible Study is in the church. Also on Tuesday, Innovation Generation meets at the church at 6:30 p.m. Christmas cantata rehearsals continue Thursday at 7 p.m. For details, call the church office at 812-232-5049 or visit

Marshall Federated, Marshall, Ind.

The church, at 105 N. Main, and the Parke County Cowboy Church band invite everyone to cowboy church on Sunday at 6 p.m. Special guests will be the Sharp family, from Crawfordsville, playing bluegrass gospel music. There is no admission charge, but a love offering will be taken. For information, call John Cornell at 765-597-2209 or the church at 765-597-2497.

Central Christian Church - Disciples of Christ

Worship with us on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. We celebrate the Lord’s Supper — communion — every Sunday, and our table is open for all who wish to partake. During October we are celebrating our various ministries and missions. A special time will take place for the young church. After worship a time of fellowship will include donuts and drinks.

Sunday School for all ages at 11 a.m. An adult Bible study is Monday at 9 at the church.

Mark your calendars for our 10th annual Evening of Music and Chocolate. This wonderful evening will take place Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at the church. This year we are featuring the music of Dr. Jimmy Finnie with the ISU Steel Band and Percussion Ensemble. Advance tickets are now available at the church or from any choir member. Proceeds go to the music ministry of the church and United Campus Ministries.

Located at 4950 E. Wabash Ave. , the church office can be reached at 812-877-9959. Or visit

Rosedale Baptist

The church is at Depot and Middle streets, with Pastor Randy McPike, and can be reached at 765-548-2857.

The Sunday worship service is at 9:30 a.m. with Sunday school at 10:30. The Sunday evening service is at 7. Wednesday prayer and Bible study is at 7 p.m.

On every third Sunday of the month, come and join us for our new youth group program. At 11:30 there is music and a skit for the kids, followed by lunch and a lesson. There will be something new and different every month.

Christ United Methodist, West Terre Haute

The church, at 221 S. Sixth St., will celebrate homecoming Sunday. The morning service starts at 9:30. The guest speaker will be Jason Harshberger. Join us to hear Jason’s message along with good music, followed by a carry-in meal at noon.

Saint’s Home Church of God in Christ

Sunday we will be concluding our annual Pastors’ Anniversary, honoring Bishop Mark H. and Mother Dorothy M.O. Blade for their 52 years of service in the ministry.

Our guest speaker will be Bishop Jimmie Clark, senior pastor of Wings of Deliverance Tabernacle, in Fort Wayne. The service is at 2:30 p.m. The church is at 2210 N. 13th St. For more information call 812-232-3283.

Emmanuel United Methodist

Join us on Sunday morning for Sunday school at 9:30 and worship at 10:30.

Looking ahead: The annual “Feast of the Harvest” dinner will take place at the church on Nov. 2, 4 to 7 p.m. The menu will include turkey, ham, noodles, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry salad, rolls, desserts and drinks. A free-will offering will be accepted.

Memorial United Methodist

The church, located at 2701 Poplar St., invites you to worship with us each Sunday. Parking is available in our large lot behind the church on Oak Street.

Join us Sunday; the Rev. Scott’s sermon will be “Interview with a Preschooler.”

Today we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Memorial Preschool. Our focus this day is looking at the things a preschooler learns which benefit them for the rest of their lives. Scripture: Proverbs 22:1-6.

At 8:45 a.m. traditional worship service.

At 9:45 a.m., join us for our fellowship and refreshment time.

At 10 a.m., join us for Sunday school. We have many to choose from for all ages.

At 11 a.m. we have our second service, PRAYZ!, Our casual, family type worship.

The traditional and PRAYZ! worship services both contain a children’s message, scripture readings, music, pastoral prayer and sermon. Children may stay in the service with their families or they may attend children’s church following the children’s message.

Memorial Preschool would like to invite all past and present staff, preschool board members, students and families to worship with us as we celebrate our 30th anniversary. The children of Memorial Preschool will be singing a special song.

Tai chi with Rebecca Graves meet Tuesday and Friday, 3 to 4 p.m. We are now offering a “gentler” form of tai chi for arthritis.

The Sewing Stitches meet Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Knit Wits meet Thursday, 5 to 7 p.m.

The 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 disorder or schizophrenia, and is open to the public. For more information contact Betty Porter at 877-9950.

For more information call 812-234-0776, fax 812-235-3574 or visit

Trinity Lutheran

Join us at our 10 a.m. worship service each Sunday morning at the church, 2620 Ohio Blvd. Holy communion is offered and shared. Sunday school is also available and begins at 9 a.m.

The Christian band Graybeard will entertain Sunday, at 7 p.m. Their musical styles include Christian contemporary, traditional, folk, Celtic, bluegrass, reggae and rock. All members of the band sing and play musical instruments, and a good portion of the music is original, written by band members. A love offering for Graybeard and their ministry may be given.

Also, continue to lift up in prayer the communities and people in Colorado affected by deadly floodwaters. In addition to your prayers you can donate money to Lutheran Disaster Response and specify that your gift be used for flood relief. Gifts designated to “U.S. Floods” will be used in full - 100 percent - to help disaster survivors. Donations may be dropped off at our church, or you may send them to Lutheran Disaster Response, 39330 Treasury Center, Chicago, IL 60694-9300. Write ”U.S. Flood Relief” on your check’s memo line.

For more details concerning Trinity Lutheran Church or our ministries, call 812-232-7628.

Cory Zion

The church will have its 30th annual Turkey Supper Nov. 9, 4 to 8 p.m. The cost of the dinner is a freewill offering. There will be a delivery service available for the Cory, Clay City, Center Point, Saline and Riley areas. Anyone wanting this service may call the church at 864-2720.

The church is three miles south of Cory from Indiana 46 or three miles west of Indiana 59.

First Baptist

Join us for worship on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday morning service includes hymns and praise songs, and music by the sanctuary choir, bell choir, orchestra and other musical groups, with organ and piano accompaniment. If you appreciate a service with a more traditional style, we especially invite you to worship with us Sunday mornings.

This Sunday Pastor Bernie Jackson will continue the sermon series, “Precious Words, Enduring Promises.” The topic for this week is “The Look of Love,” with scripture text from I Corinthians 13. Music will be provided by the sanctuary choir, sanctuary bell choir and cellist Allen Keathley. A children’s story is included, after which children in grades K-3 are dismissed to children’s church.

The First Link Hospitality Center is available before and after worship, providing a place for regular attenders and guests to enjoy light refreshments and conversation. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m.

The Link Service takes place Sunday at 6 p.m., and offers a more contemporary, praise band style of worship. John Campbell, our associate pastor for youth/discipleship, will be preaching as he continues the sermon series, “The Story.” This week we will focus on the story of Ishmael and Isaac. Programming is available during The Link for elementary age children, and preschool childcare is also available.

Our youth group meets Wednesday at 6:30, following church dinner at 5:45. Other Wednesday evening programs include Bible study, Bible Seekers for elementary children, and sanctuary choir and bell choir rehearsals.

First Baptist Church is at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Further information is available at

Seelyville United Methodist

Pastor Jack Diel and the church family invite you to join us on Sunday as we celebrate Consecration Sunday. Following worship, we will come together as a congregation for Consecration Celebration Lunch at 11 a.m. Call the office if you have not made a reservation for this event.

Kid’s Hour meets 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. There are no Sunday school classes this week.

Scripture readings for this Sunday are 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 and Matthew 6:19-24, with Kevin McCrea serving as liturgist. The choir, under the direction of Cathleen Flynn, will present the anthem “Seek Ye First.” Choir; rehearsals begin at 8:30 each Sunday morning.

Pastor Jack’s sermon is titled “Where Is Our Treasure?,” and will urge us to serve God above all else and use our treasure to serve God and others with a cheerful heart.

The life of our church continues Monday, with Crafty Quilters meeting in the home of Shirley Knox at 7 p.m. The prayer and Bible study group convenes in the church library on Tuesday at 10 a.m. Yoga continues with Trudy Newton at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, and week eight of the “Legacy Journey” meets at 7 p.m. at the church. We look forward to Laity Sunday, Oct. 27, with church members offering reflections and readings.

The church is on the corner of U.S. 40 and Second Street. The church office phone number is 812-877-1868, with email contact at

Mount Pleasant United Methodist

Aaron Wheaton, senior pastor, and Rick Swan, assistant pastor, along with the entire church 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 E. Davis Drive, offers Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 and 10:45, with Sunday school classes at 10. Our north campus, at 1075 N. Fruitridge Ave., offers Sunday school at 9 a.m. with worship service following at 10. Both campuses host holy communion the first Sunday of the month.

Our south campus is temporarily holding worship services in the fellowship center. The entrance to the fellowship/worship center is on the west side of the building. The front entrance is open but is locked approximately 10 minutes after the each service begins. The worship center will remain open during the entire service. We always welcome those who are running late.

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 fifth-graders that meets bi-monthly from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sundays from October to May, beginning Oct. 7.

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

To start the work week, a prayer meeting is at 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 Wide Eye Cafe. Other groups include the Lunch Bunch (women), 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.

Upcoming concerts (south campus): 7p.m. Oct. 24: The Pfeifers ( - Admission is free but a love offering will be received.

New Groups:

Revolution, our young adult life group for college-age students and up, meets on Thursday nights beginning with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Please call the south campus office for directions.

Our Journey Forward, a support group for those who have lost loved ones to suicide, meets the second Thursday of each month at the north campus. Dinner begins 6 p.m. and the group meeting starts 7. For more information email ourjourneyfor or call north campus office.

We will be hosting our annual Trunk or Treat, 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 26 at our south campus, and Oct. 27 at our north campus. It will have fun for the whole family as food, treats and a message will be highlights of the event.

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

You can also visit our website at

United Methodist Temple

The temple, at 5301 S. U.S. 41, invites all to come to traditional worship at 8:45 a.m., with our praise band-oriented worship occurring at 11. We have classes for all ages at 10. This Sunday, there will be breakfast served from 10 to 11 a.m. and brunch served from noon on in honor of Pastor Steve’s retirement. Between services on Oct. 27, there will be a reception for the Rev. Steve’s retirement. Our theme for this Sunday is how God gives us a choice. Utilizing the scriptures of Deuteronomy 30:19-20, James 1:2-4 and Matthew 6:33, we are all being asked to “Choose Your Mood.”

Our Schedule:

Monday: 10:30 a.m. Holy Yoga, noon to 2:15 Celebrate Recovery

Tuesday: 7 p.m. Bible study at Westminister

Wednesday: 10 a.m. Women’s Bible study on “The Life of Paul” by Beth Moore, 10:30 Holy Yoga, 6 p.m. Weightwatchers  

Thursday: 10 a.m. Piecemakers, 4 p.m. Signing for the Savior, 6 p.m. Bell rehearsal, 7:15 p.m. Choir rehearsal

Friday: 10:30 a.m. Holy Yoga

Our staff can be reached at 299-1898. The Rev. Steve Cain can be reached through the same number or by email at

First Congregational

The church, at 630 Ohio St., invites you to join us on Sunday as the Rev. Carlson continues “Our Favorite Verses” with the sermon “On Eagle’s Wings.” Isaiah 40:31 tells us, “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” But what does “waiting” on the Lord mean?

Services are 8:30 (meditative) and 10:30 a.m. (traditional). 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 with donations for the area food bank. Bring your non-perishable, non-breakable container food items.

This Sunday is also our monthly gathering of The Dialogue at Starbucks. We will gather at 6 p.m. at 25th Street Wabash Avenue to explore the intersection of faith and life.

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.

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Crossroads Baptist, Dennison, Ill.

Upcoming events include a CrossRoads Fall Fest next Friday, at 6 p.m. EDT. Soup, sandwiches, sodas and dessert will be served. Come join us for an evening of fun and fellowship.

Our church meets at 26063 W. Kasameyer Drive, just five miles west of the Terre Haute Courthouse. Take U.S. 40 to Robinson Road; turn left onto Robinson Road and immediately turn right onto Kasameyer Drive. It is the church with the red roof, just past the truck weigh station.

Worship service times are: Sunday school for all ages at 9:30 a.m., Sunday worship services are at 10:40 a.m. EDT and at 6 p.m., with Pastor Walter D. Huyck Jr. presiding. We have nursery for all services. Awana and adult prayer group meet at Consolidated Elementary School in West Terre Haute on Thursdays at 7 p.m. Learn more about CrossRoads ministry opportunities and events on our website at Pastor Walt may be reached at his email address, or on his cell at 812-230-2001.