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November 15, 2013

Church Briefs: Nov. 16, 2013

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Maple Avenue United Methodist

From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, church’s Christmas Village Bazaar, with handmade items for sale from over 30 vendors. Admission is free. Breakfast/lunch will be served. For more information call the church at 812-232-7263.

The church welcomes all to worship with us Sunday at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday school classes for all ages meet at 9:30, between the two worship services. Pastor David Rockhill invites all to hear a message titled “Hang In There,” which will incorporate the scripture Luke 21:5-19. This week our theme is, when things get bad, our destiny still lies with God. At 10:30 am service, a children’s sermon will be given, chancel choir will sing and junior church will be offered.

We offer free transportation to and from 10:30 worship service. If you would like a ride to church, call the church office before noon 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.

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation

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

Our speaker tomorrow is the Rev. Bruce Russell-Jayne. He will preach on “Liberal Religion’s Core Beliefs.” The Rev. Russell-Jayne says, “Surveys of UUs show broad agreement on a set of religious ideas. In my text for this sermon, ‘The Marketing of Liberal Religion,’ the Rev. David Bumbaugh spelled them out, and suggests we use them to bring some clarity about liberal religion to the wider world.”

The Rev. Russell-Jayne recently completed a year’s residency as a chaplain at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. He has served as a UU minister in churches in Ohio, Utah and Illinois. He and his wife recently moved to Carmel to be close to their daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren.

The Rationalist Free-Thinkers meet at 9:15 a.m. Their topic is “Do you agree that our society is becoming more secular?”

We can provide large-print programs and hearing-assistance devices, if needed. You can reach us at 812-232-1193, or find us on Facebook.

Oregon Baptist Church

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

Sunday School starts each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Fred Harrison leads us in morning worship at 10:30. Youth groups meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. Junior ABY is for second through fifth grades and Senior ABY is for sixth through 12th.

Unity Presbyterian

Worship service, 1207 E. Springhill Dr., is 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. On 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 Dr. Roland Kohr’s sermon, “The Arrogance of the Modern World,” based on Proverbs 4:1-10 and 1 Corinthians 1:19-27. 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. Unity supports local, national and international missions.

Amie Ellison is choir director, Andrea Marlow is organist. Choir rehearsal is 7 p.m. each Thursday and 10 a.m. Sundays. For the month of November, Unity prays for University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa. This week we send God’s love and prayers to South Side Presbyterian Church, Vincennes, and peace and respect for a good year for the staff, teachers, bus drivers and volunteers at Riley 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; Facebook: Unity Presbyterian Church, Terre Haute; email: unitythin@gmail.com.

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 am. Mass is celebrated Monday through Friday at 12:05 p.m.

On Sunday, Friar Matthew Malek OFM, associate pastor, and Sue Butwin, pastoral associate, will present “Coping With the Holidays After the Loss of a Love.” The presentation is 1 to 3 p.m. at the parish center.

On Sunday, confirmation class will serve dinner at Light House Mission. A complete schedule for youth ministry is at shjth.org. Contact Janet, janet@catholicym.org, if you have any questions or to register.

The St. Benedict Altar Society is sponsoring their annual Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 23, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Nov. 24, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the parish center. Vendor tables are available to rent for $30. If you would like to rent a table to display and sell art, crafts, woodworking, holiday items, etc., contact Jeanne LaVanne at 812-236-0356.

The next Secular Franciscans and Friends Soup Kitchen Breakfast is Nov. 30 at 11 a.m. in St. Benedict’s Soup Kitchen.

St. Joseph University Parish

Friar Mark Weaver, pastor, and parish, 113 S. Fifth St., invite you to celebrate Mass with us. Mass is 5 p.m. Saturday. Sunday Masses are 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weekday Mass is 5:15 p.m. Join us every Thursday for Eucharistic Adoration, 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 the parish office, 812-232-7011.

High school religious education classes are Sunday, 5 to 6:30 p.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

minister@gmail.com, for the class schedule or to register.

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

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 am. 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 www.smm-terrehaute-in.org. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. For more information about our parish or any of our programs, visit us online or call the parish office at 812-232-3512.

High school religious education classes are Sunday, 5 to 6:30 p.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

minister@gmail.com, for the class schedule or to register.

The Sunday morning study group meets at 9:30 a.m. to study the life of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. All are welcome to join us to learn more about our Indiana saint. We will meet in the parish office. Plan to attend this time of learning and fellowship. 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 9 a.m. Mass. Join us. There are no charges for either adult faith program.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) classes are Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Center, 2322 N. 131⁄2 St. For information contact Donna Wenstrup, 232-8518 or dwenstrup@smm-terrehaute-in.org.

The annual Craft Fair, Bake Sale, Noodle Sale and Raffle is Nov. 23, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Nov. 24, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Legacy Room. Come for breakfast of biscuits and gravy and stay to shop for handmade craft items, delicious home-baked foods, homemade noodles, and homemade chicken and noodles; and be sure to purchase a raffle ticket on a basket of your choice. This is the perfect time to find a great gift for special folks on your Christmas list.

St. Mary’s Village Church

 Sr. Joan Slobig, SP, parish life coordinator, and parish community invite you to join us for liturgy Sunday at 9 a.m. For information about our parish programs or to register call the office at 535-1261.

St. Patrick Church

 Fr. Rick Ginther, pastor, and St. Patrick parish community, 1807 Poplar St., invite you to weekend liturgy Saturday at 6 p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m. You are welcome to 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 a.m. For information about any of our programs call the parish office, 812-232-8518.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) classes are Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Center, 2322 N. 131⁄2 St. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at donna.wenstrup@saintpat.org.

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

The adult faith formation program, “James: Pearls for Wise Living,” is offered Thursday at 6:30 p.m. the St. Patrick School library.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Barbara Black, parish life coordinator, and parishioners, 2322 N. 131⁄2 St., welcome you to celebrate Mass at 4:30 p.m.; note that this is a new time that begins tonight. Also, Mass is 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.

In preparation for their First Communion our second-graders have chosen the Heifer Project as their service project. The Heifer Project empowers families to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity by bringing sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty. Animals provide families with both food and reliable income, as agricultural products such as milk, eggs and honey can be traded or sold at market. When many families gain this new sustainable income, it brings new opportunities for building schools, creating agricultural cooperatives, forming community savings and funding small businesses. Each week after Sunday Mass the children will be selling goodies to help raise money for the purchase of a water buffalo ($1,000). Thanks for your support of their project. On Sunday the confirmation class serves dinner at Light House Mission. A complete schedule for youth ministry is at shjth.org. Contact Janet, janet@catholicym.org, if you have any questions or to register.

An adult Bible study of the Gospel of Matthew meets Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the parish office. Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) classes are Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Center. For information or to register contact Barb Black, 466-1231 or barb@shjth.org

Annunciation, Brazil

Fr. John Hollowell, pastor, and the parishioners, 19 N. Alabama, invite you to Mass Saturday at 4:30 p.m. or Sunday 8:30 a.m. Weekday Masses are celebrated Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. On Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. 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, pastor, and the parish, 558 Nebeker St., invite you to celebrate Mass Saturday at 4:30 p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m. Weekday Masses are Thursday and Friday at 12:05 p.m.

St. Joseph, Rockville

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

Deanery Pastoral Center

On Nov. 23, John Paul II High School will host a Christmas Market, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Breakfast and lunch will be served. There will be Christmas gifts and decorations for sale, a bake sale, a silent auction and raffle baskets.

United Presbyterian Church, Clinton

The church will worship at 10:45 a.m., with adult Sunday school class at 10 a.m. Pastor Wendy Olson will deliver the sermon. Following children’s time, the youngsters may go into the fellowship hall for church school during the rest of the worship service. The liturgist in November is Ron Archbold.

Today, the reverends Mark and Wendy Olson will show pictures and tell stories from their recent study leave, which followed Paul’s footsteps through Italy, Greece and Turkey.

The combined choir of the parish rehearses at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Rockville for the Christmas cantata. They also will rehearse at 1 p.m. Dec. 7 and 14. It will be at Rockville Presbyterian Church Dec. 15 at 5 p.m. Trinity Parish Bible study meets Wednesdays in Rockville at 7 p.m. The topic will be the book “Practice Resurrection” by Eugene Peterson.

The church provides a warm meal every Thursday, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall at no cost, and everyone is welcome. The Vermillion County Food Pantry is located in the former manse next to the church at 315 Mulberry. 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 food is available will be Nov. 26.

Centenary United Methodist Church

The congregation, 301 N. Seventh St., in Terre Haute’s Arts Corridor and adjacent to Indiana State University, welcomes you to church. We invite you to worship with us on Sunday, at 9:30 a.m. Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s message, “On Feeling God’s Pleasure in the Race” (Hebrews 12:1-4), and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and the chancel choir, directed by Erich Kendall, singing the hymn, “I Have Felt the Hand of God.”

Fellowship in the church library follows the worship service, 10:30 to 10:45 a.m. Sunday school classes are offered to all age groups, and nursery care is provided. At 10:45 a.m. in the Friendship Room (adult Bible study), Caroline Dando will teach and lead a discussion on the “Beginning of Freedom” (Exodus 14:21-30).

The Lamplighters discussion group, which normally meets 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. in the Cross and Flame Room, is working on missions. At the same time, young adults ages 18-30 are invited to join the Connections class, taught by our pastor, Jimmy Moore. The class, meeting in the Disciple Room, is a time of fellowship, study and reflection.

Sunday school classes for children from under 3 years to 18 years include preschool, primary class, juniors class and youth class. The children’s Sunday school lesson is “Elisha.”

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, meet this month at Centenary. A special event on youth ministry will take place today, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the ISU Bayh College of Education Building. The featured speaker, Julie Shannon, youth director of Northminster Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, will speak on “For All Who Think Young.” It will be a time of reflection on supporting today’s young people. Breakfast will be served. Call youth director Tiffany Grossman at the church office if you have any questions.

Upcoming Event: On Dec. 1, the 7th Cents Youth Group will participate in Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra Tree Fest. The youth meet at Central Presbyterian at 11:30 for lunch, then walk to Indiana Theater to decorate a tree. Tree decorating ends by 3 p.m.

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 on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to noon.

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

 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, “Remembering our Future,” will be based on Isaiah 65:17-25, in which the Lord promises a new heaven and a new earth. During this worship service the church will dedicate, and begin using for the first time, the new Presbyterian hymnal, “Glory to God.” A time for coffee, conversation and refreshments immediately follows worship, downstairs in the fellowship hall. Instead of Sunday school this week, we will gather at 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary for a program on the new hymnal. Dr. William McConnell, executive director of the Presbyterian Association of Musicians, are coming from Louisville to introduce us to the new hymnal. Nursery care is provided. On Tuesday at 10 a.m., the Seekers and Searchers women’s Bible study meets at the church. Thursday at 7 p.m. the choir continues its rehearsals for the Christmas cantata. Friday at 4:30 p.m. the children and youth rehearses for their Christmas program. For details, call the church office at 812-232-5049 or visit us online at www.thcpc.org.

St. George’s Episcopal, West Terre Haute

Welcome all who enter. The parishioners invite you to 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 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. Harold Smith will be the celebrant Nov. 17. Kathy Copas, diocesan coordinator of communications and evangelism, will visit us. There will be a pitch-in luncheon after Holy Eucharist. All are welcome.

The church, The Friendly Little Church on the Hill, Ferguson Hill, 1337 N. Smith Place. For more information visit our website at www.stgeorgesindiana.com or phone us 812-533-1346. If you phone us, leave a message and someone from the parish will return your call. Contact person: Sylvia Brockman, bishop’s warden, at 812-442-0751 or brockmanjs@aol.com.

Central Christian Church - Disciples of Christ

A Christmas card-making class will take place at the church today, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Rev. Allissa Williams is leading the class.

All are welcome to worship with us Sunday 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. We will hear good news of missions concerning our upcoming Thanksgiving special offering which supports higher education ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). A special time takes place for the young church. A time of fellowship will be after the service, with drinks and donuts.

 Sunday school for all ages begins at 11 a.m. The Cornerstone class begins a new study of “Love Wins” by Rob Bell. An adult Bible study is scheduled Monday at 9 a.m. at the church.

Our general board meet Sunday at noon. This is an important time of business, prayer and fellowship.

Our Active Adults group meet Friday at 6:30 p.m. They meet at Idle Creek Dawg Leg Restaurant. Anyone is invited to join this group for their monthly social activities.

We continue to sell fair trade coffee, tea, cocoa and chocolate bars.

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

Rosedale Baptist

The church, at Depot and Middle streets, with Pastor Randy McPike. Sunday worship service is 9:30 a.m., Sunday school is 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening service is 7 p.m., Wednesday night prayer and Bible study is 7 p.m.

Every third Sunday of the month, come and join us for our new youth group program.

At 11:30 a.m. there will be music and a skit for the kids, followed by lunch and a lesson. There will be something new and different every month.

First Baptist

 We invite you to join us for worship Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Our morning service is the more traditional, with hymns, anthems by the choir and music by the orchestra, bells and other musical groups, with organ and piano accompaniment. Our pastor, the Rev. Bernie Jackson, is currently in the midst of a sermon series on “Precious Words, Enduring Promises.” The topic for this week will be “Well-Founded Hope,” with scripture text from Romans 8:28-39. Music will be presented by the sanctuary choir and the sanctuary Bell Ringers. This Sunday’s service will also include a prayer of blessing for our Operation Christmas Child boxes.

Sunday school follows worship at 10:45 a.m.; we have classes available for all ages, including nine adult class options. We also have a small-group ministry, with groups meeting at various times and locations throughout the week. The First Link Hospitality Room is open on Sunday mornings before and after worship, and provides a place for regular attenders and guests to enjoy light refreshments and conversation.

The Link service is Sunday at 6 p.m., and takes place in Esken Hall with contemporary/praise band-style music. We are currently looking at the major events of the Old Testament which led up to the birth of Jesus, and Pastor John Campbell will be preaching. Programming is available during The Link for elementary-age children, and preschool child care is also available.

Our annual business meeting is Sunday at 5 p.m. The church’s Thanksgiving Feast is Nov. 24 at 5 p.m.

First Baptist is an American Baptist congregation at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Further information is available on the website at www.thfbc.org.

Emmanuel United Methodist, West Terre Haute

Join us at the church Sunday for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. We welcome you and your family.

Also, the church will be hosting a “Deer Hunter’s Breakfast” on Saturday, Nov. 16, 6 to 10 a.m., opening day of shotgun season. Everyone is invited to come in for a breakfast of biscuits and gravy, pancakes, eggs, juice, coffee and milk. A freewill offering will be accepted.

We also welcome you and your family to worship with us during Advent. The season begins Dec. 1. Come help us anticipate and prepare our hearts for the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

The church can be reached at 6076 U.S. 150, 812-535-4218 or online at  um1@nwcable.net.

Trinity Lutheran

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

Come and help support our youth group’s Parent’s Night Out fundraising activity on Friday, from 6 to 9 p.m. Members of our teen youth group, with some adult helpers, will babysit parents’ children in the fellowship hall so that parents may have some time to shop for Christmas or spend some time together. Call the church office at 812-232-7628 to reserve a spot for this activity, or sign up on the sheet in church narthex. There is no charge for this activity, but freewill donations for the youth group will be accepted.

For more details concerning our church or our ministries, call 812-232-7628.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The Cross Country National Championships will be run in Terre Haute on Nov. 23. The fifth-ranked men’s team from Brigham Young University will be in attendance, and depending on how the women’s team performs at regionals, they may also be coming. These exemplary athletes will present a special evening program of inspirational messages and music on Friday at the church, 1845 N. 61⁄2 St., at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

For more information about this event, our meetings or our faith in general, contact our full-time missionaries at 812-219-8578 or 812-219-8933, and visit www.mormon.org.

First Congregational

The church, at 630 Ohio, invites you to join us Sunday as the Rev. Carlson nears the end of the ”Our Favorite Verses” series with the sermon “Strength and Dignity.” We hear the word “biblical” tossed around a great deal today, attached to all sorts of nouns — manhood, womanhood, family, parenting. Proverbs 31 has often been held up as the standard for the biblical woman, a blueprint for what all women should be, and is taught to young girls and women as if it’s a checklist. But the truth is, Proverbs 31 was a teaching for young men and not young women, and the checklist is an impossible standard that no one, even God, demands. But there is one part of Proverbs 31 that is the most important part of this remarkable teaching, and it’s a teaching for men and women alike. And it has nothing to do with the way the word “biblical” is used today. Join us as we explore this beautiful poem and find the core truth we all should know and understand.

Services are 8:30 (meditative) and 10:30 (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 donations for the area food bank. Bring your non-perishable, non-breakable container food items. We are very close to our 2013 goal of 1,200 pounds.

This Sunday, join us for our monthly discussion group on where faith and life meet, with the Dialogue at Starbucks, 6 p.m. at 25th and Wabash. We’ll be extending the discussion of the morning and look at how “biblical” fits into our lives.

Our church is a member of the National and Midwest Associations of Congregational Christian Churches. You can find us online at www.FirstChurchTH.org or on Facebook.

Mount Pleasant

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, 3050 E. Davis Drive, offers Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m., with Sunday school classes at 10. Our north campus, 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, or as we like to call it Sunday mornings, our worship center. The entrance to the fellowship/worship center is on west side of building, but 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.)

If you want to grow in Christ and in your Christian faith we invite you to try one of our small groups or 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. Basketball and cheerleading are currently underway. Soccer will take place early in 2014. Upward programs will be at our north church campus this year.

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 in sixth grade through senior year, meets, 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 meets bi-monthly, 4 to 6 p.m. Sundays from October to May.

Boost, our Wednesday midweek gathering, takes place each spring and fall. Dinner starts at 5:15 p.m. in the fellowship center, and classes for all ages are 6:30 p.m. Our next session will be in the spring of 2014.

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 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.

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. 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 at 6 p.m. and the group meeting starts at 7 p.m. For more information email our

journeyforward1@gmail.com or call the north campus office.

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 www.mountpleasant

family.org, friend us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @Mt_PleasantUMC.

Seelyville United Methodist

Pastor Jack Diel and the church family invite you to join us Sunday for morning worship at 9:30 a.m. Nursery volunteers during the service will be Nancy Fletcher and Mary Ellen Hankins. Following worship we will enjoy a time of fellowship hosted by Pam Alexander and Lisa Boyce. Kid’s Hour meets, 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster, with helper Amy Price. Sunday school begins at 10:45 a.m.

Scripture readings for Sunday are Jeremiah 31:27-34 and Luke 18:1-8, with Carolyn Pickel serving as liturgist. The choir, under the direction of Cathleen Flynn, will present the anthem “Lord I Stretch My Hands To You,” arranged by Jay Althouse. New members are always welcome to join the choir, with rehearsals at 8:30 a.m. each Sunday morning. Hymns for this Sunday are “Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart,” “Change My Heart, O God” and “It’s Me, It’s Me, O Lord,” accompanied by organist/pianist Mary Jensen. Holy communion will be served.

Pastor Jack’s sermon is titled “Prayer: Consistent and Persistent Conversation,” and will examine how daily prayer will lead to discovering God’s way written on our hearts.

The life of our church begins this evening as we host Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology students for dinner. Monetary donations and workers are needed for this very well-attended event. Sunday features our annual Chili Fest at 5 p.m., with the auction at 5:45 p.m. Members and community friends are invited to attend and make this event into a holiday shopping opportunity.

The Crafty Quilters meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the home of Connie Atkinson. The Prayer and Bible Study group is a new study led by Donna Crowley Tuesday, in the church library. Yoga continues Wednesday, led by Trudy Newton. Many of our members are involved in the annual Family Thanksgiving Dinner at 14th and Chestnut Community Center Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Contact Mary Jensen at 877-9994 concerning food or monetary donations as we provide a traditional turkey dinner for up to 300 people.

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

Prairie City

We would like to extend a warm and loving invitation to everyone who would like to worship the Lord with us Sunday mornings.

 Our congregation is gearing up for the holidays, and you’ll find plenty of the Thanksgiving spirit here. This Sunday the message, “Hard Work Ahead,” will be taken from 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13. All are welcome in the Lord’s house as we see old friends and new faces in worship each week.

 We are excited about having new members join our community of faith. The weekly Bible study on the Gospel of Luke starts at 9:45 a.m. Worship starts at 10:45 a.m.

 

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