News From Terre Haute, Indiana

September 14, 2013

Church briefs: September 14, 2013


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First Unitarian Universalist Congregation

The church is at 1875 S. Fruitridge Ave., in Terre Haute. Sunday service is 10:30 a.m. This week’s speaker is Sandy Mutchler. Her topic is the Jewish high holy days. Rosh Hashanah, Sept. 4, is Jewish new year. Yom Kippur, Sept. 13, is the Day of Atonement.

Sandy says, “I have four sons who drew me into becoming a more observant member of Judaism by their own study and dedication. I am looking forward to celebrating Jewish Sabbaths, holidays and life cycle events from this perspective with my granddaughter, Miriam. I do love music as an audience member and in helping musicians find an outlet for their talents with Crossroads of America Youth Orchestra, Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra and Musical Arts Youth Orchestra.”

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

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 on Facebook.

Centenary United Methodist

The congregation of Centenary, 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 to hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s message, “Hospitality of Graces: The Spiritual Art of Request,” and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and special musical praise to God by the chancel choir.

Fellowship in the 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. in the Friendship class (adult Bible study), Tom Barnett will teach and lead a discussion on “Knowledge of Good and Evil” (Genesis 3:8b-17). 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, 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, will meet. They are invited to join our pastor, Jimmy Moore, for a time of fellowship, study and reflection.

Sunday school classes for children from under 3 years through 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, beginning Sept. 15, is as follows: Middle school youth group meets 5 to 5:45 p.m.; 5:45-6:30, all youth groups will have dinner and games; 6:30-7:30, the high school youth group meets. All groups meet in Centenary. Contact youth director Tiffany Grossman at the for more information.

“Big Questions,” a discussion group for college students and young adults, meets Sundays 6 to 7 p.m. Pizza will be served and the discussion theme this fall is “Surviving in College.”

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

Upcoming events: Centenary U.M. Church will host United Campus Ministries’ Pig Roast 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 22. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children, and can be purchased at the door.

A high commitment, 34-week, small group Bible study covering Genesis through Revelation begins in mid-September. This program is made available through the United Methodist Church, but its emphasis is ecumenical, that is, the Christian church, rather than any particular denomination or sect. Classes are open to all who wish to participate. For those interested, call the church office and ask for the Rev. Phyllis Peters.

If you are interested in any of the activities listed above or in our very active women’s ministry, contact the church office at 812-232-2319.

Rio Grande Baptist

Rio Grande Baptist Church, 4411 E. Rio Grande Ave., in Terre Haute, is at the corner of Erickson Street and Rio Grande Ave.

 join us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 10:30 a.m. and youth group at 6:30 p.m. each Sunday. Bible study is at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Visit our website at www.riograndechurch.com or email terrehauteRGBC@

gmail.com for more information.

St. Benedict

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

Classes for preschool through eighth grade are at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. The upcoming school year will be filled with great opportunities for your child to grow in faith and love of God. Religious ed and confirmation classes for all high school youth are Sunday 5 to 6:45 p.m. A complete schedule is at shjth.org. Contact Janet at janet@catholicym.org to register.

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. Sept. 28 in St. Benedict’s soup kitchen. The Altar Society will be collecting dental supplies during the month of September for the St. Ann’s Clinic. Leave donations on table in back of the church.

St. Joseph University Parish

Friar Mark Weaver, pastor, and St. Joseph University 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 8 p.m. For more information call the parish office at 812-232-7011.

High school religious education classes are 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Patrick. Confirmation classes are 6:30-8:15 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph University Parish Center. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information or to register at jummp.youthminister@gmail.com.

At St. Joe’s, campus ministry means more than simply ministering to college students. Our ministry is also one of ministering with students. Student parishioners are welcome to serve in many parish ministries. They are asked to share their many gifts and talents. We welcome students from Indiana State University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and Ivy Tech Community College. Contact Preston at campus

min.stjoeup.org for details.

St. Margaret Mary

Fr. Rick Ginther, pastor, and St. Margaret Mary parish community 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 www.smm-terrehaute-in.org.

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered at 2:30p.m. Saturdays.

Religious education classes for pre-K through 8th grade are 9:30-10:45 a.m. Sunday. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at dwenstrup@smm-terrehaute-in.org.

Sr. Barbara Leonard is presenting “When God Seems Silent” at the St. Margaret Mary Legacy Room from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 26, and also 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Family Life Center Room A. Everyone is invited to attend.

St. Mary’s Village Church

Sr. Joan Slobig, S.P., parish life coordinator, and the parish community of St. Mary’s Village Church invite you to join us for Liturgy at 9 a.m. Sunday. For information or to register call the office at 812-535-1261. We will host an adult faith formation program after the 9 a.m. Mass on Sept. 22. We will be showing Father Barron’s DVD presentation on the Eucharist. All are invited to Mass and the program in Galvin Hall afterward.

St. Patrick

Fr. Rick Ginther, pastor, and St. Patrick parish community, 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.

Religious education classes for pre-K through eighth grade are 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Sunday in Moran Center. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at donna.

wenstrup@saintpat.org. High school religious education classes are 5-6:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Patrick. Confirmation classes are 6:30-8:15 p.m. Thursday at St. Joseph University Parish Center. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee at jummp.youthminister@gmail.com.

At 10:15 a.m. Sunday in St. Patrick Parish Life Center Room A, “Paul’s Letter to the Galatians” study will be offered. This is a DVD presentation by Jeff Cavins, an engaging and gifted scripture teacher. Galatians is a study that will re-ignite your love for God as you learn of the astonishing love God has for you. “James: Pearls for Wise Living” Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in St. Patrick School library. James is one of the most practical books of the Bible. Like the book of Proverbs, it is a book of wisdom, a collection of teachings on issues faced by ordinary Christians in everyday life. These teachings speak loudly to all those who feel torn between the competing demands of this world and their faith. For information or registration contact the St. Patrick parish office at 812-232-8518.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

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

High school religious education and confirmation classes are 5-6:45 p.m. Sunday at St. Benedict Parish Center. A complete schedule is at shjth.org. Contact Janet Roth for more information or to register for classes.

Adult Bible study are 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sept. 16, with the Gospel of Matthew, in the parish office. Contact Barb at the office to register at 812-466-1231.

Annunciation, Brazil

The parishioners of Annunciation Church, 19 N. Alabama St. in Brazil, 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 Sacred Heart parish, 558 Nebeker St. in Clinton, invite you to celebrate Mass at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday or at 9 a.m. Sunday. Weekday Masses are 5:30 p.m. Thursday and at 8:30 a.m. Friday.

St. Joseph, Rockville

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

Deanery Pastoral Center

Catholic churches in the Terre Haute area welcome you to register for an RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) program if you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, seeking to grow in your spiritual life or exploring membership in the Catholic church. Classes are 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick Family Life Center. For information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup with St. Patrick Church and St. Margaret Mary Church at 812-232-8518 or donna.wenstrup@

saintpat.org.

High school youth are invited to the annual Deanery Youth Mass and Picnic 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 22 at Burkeybyle Shelter in Hawthorn Park, 6067 E. Old Maple Ave. Parents, siblings and friends are welcome. bring a dish to share.

St. George’s Episcopal,  West Terre Haute

Welcome all who enter. The parishioners of St. George’s Episcopal Church, in West Terre Haute, 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 on Sundays. The Rev. Harold Smith will be the celebrant on Sept. 15.

St. George’s Episcopal Church, the Friendly Little Church on the Hill is located at Ferguson Hill, 1337 N. Smith Place, in West Terre Haute. For more information visit www.stgeorgesindiana.com or call 812-533-1346.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 brock

manjs@aol.com.

United Presbyterian, Clinton

The church will join with the Montezuma and Rockville Presbyterian churches in a worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday in Rockville. The sermon is given by the Rev. Linda Peters, executive presbyter of Ohio Valley Presbytery. A carry-in dinner will be served in the church basement following the service.

The church provides a warm meal 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, 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 event will be Sept. 17.

Unity Presbyterian

The worship service is 10:30 a.m. at 1207 E. Springhill Drive. All are welcome. On the first Sunday of each month we celebrate the Lord’s Supper. The congregation invites you to hear Amie Ellison’s sermon, “Come as You Are?” based on 1 Samuel 16:7 and 1 Timothy 1:12-17.

Childcare is available. Join us for fellowship following the service. Unity Presbyterian Church is a small church with a huge heart. Our youth group meets once a month; 6-8 p.m. Sept. 19 is their next meeting. Unity supports local, national and international missions.

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 Presbytery of Ohio Valley staff, and peace and respect for a good year for the staff, teachers, bus drivers and volunteers at Deming 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: unity

thin@gmail.com.

Reformed Presbyterian

The 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 at 9:30 a.m. The regular adult class will be studying the R. C. Sproul video series, “The Parables of Jesus”; the parable considered tomorrow will be “The Unjust Judge.” For the morning service, Pastor Bill Roberts will preach on the theme of “Chosen by the Father, Redeemed by the Son, and Sealed by the Spirit.” Worship at is 10:45 a.m., followed by a fellowship meal, to which all are invited to stay. The church meets at 1407 N. 25th St., at 25th Street and Fifth Ave. A nursery for children three and under is available during the worship service. Some of Pastor Roberts’ messages are also available on WPFR (FM 93.7 and AM 1480) at 7:30 a.m. each Sunday.

Oregon Baptist

The church is an American Baptist church, 11200 S. Carlisle St., in Terre Haute. 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.

Sunday School each Sunday is 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Fred Harrison leads us in morning worship at 10:30 a.m.

Peniel United Methodist Church, Brazil

The church is on Kennedy Crossing Road in Brazil. Come join us for pastries and beverages around 10:30 a.m., between Sunday school at 9:45 and church services at 10:45. There will be lots of interesting conversation.

The Co-Workers/Fidelis class meeting is 6 p.m. Sept. 19. The scripture for this Sunday is from St. Luke 15:1-10. Pastor Pippin’s message is titled “Feeling Lost.”

Don’t forget the donations to the food pantry and saving those box tops for education - every little bit helps. For more information, contact Pastor Pippin at 812-443-8489.

Riley Bible Church

The entire Riley Bible family invites you to join us at our church for this Sunday. Our main service is at 11 a.m. We are located two doors from Dollar General in Riley, right off of U.S. 46. Sunday morning services include Sunday school for all ages at 10 a.m. and family worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday night prayer and Bible study starts at 7.

Riley Bible Church is a fellowship of Christians dedicated to studying the Bible in order to grow spiritually and tell others of God’s salvation. We believe the principal goal of the church is God’s glory. For directions or more information call us at 812-230-6053, go to www.riley

biblechurch.com or check us out on Facebook at RileyBibleChurch.

Shiloh Missionary Baptist

Women of the church, along with Pastor Terrance M. Russell, the official board and the membership cordially invite you to worship with us at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 15, for the Women’s Annual Celebration.

Our guest speaker is Sister Lauren Rasor, granddaughter of Sister Betty Russell, of Eastern Star Baptist Church of Indianapolis. Also, there will be other special guests in the service.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal

The Pumpkin Festival will be 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church, 214 N. Seventh St., in Terre Haute. Come for mums, pumpkins, fall décor, flower arrangements, jewelry, baked goods and fun!

Central Presbyterian Church

The church, at 125 N. Seventh St., will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Lant Davis’s sermon, “Grace Overflowed,” will be based on 1 Timothy 1:12-17, in which the author writes of Christ’s grace made evident in his own life. A time for coffee, conversation, and refreshments immediately follows worship, downstairs in fellowship hall. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. From 5:15 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, various committees and commissions of the church will meet; a light serve-yourself supper will be available, as well as child care. For details, call the church office at 812-232-5049 or visit us online at www.thcpc.org.

Memorial United Methodist

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

This Sunday the Rev. Scott’s sermon will be ”And Then I Was 45.” Memorial UMC turns 45 this week. We will celebrate this anniversary by asking, “Where did the years go?” “What have we accomplished?” and “Where does God want us to go next?” Scripture is Luke 15:1-10 and 1 Timothy 1:12-17.

At 8:45 a.m. we have our traditional worship service. If you like to sing traditional hymns, hear a choir anthem by our chancel choir and hear multiple scripture readings in a more formal setting, then this is the service for you.

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

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

At 11, we have our second service, PRAYZ!, our casual family-type worship, with the wonderful PRAYZ band. If you like to wear jeans to church, sing along with the praise team to praise music, see film and media used in worship and have a more laid-back and casual service, then this is the service for you.

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

Memorial Preschool, a ministry of Memorial Church, is still 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 will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Friday, and is now offering a “gentler” form of tai chi for arthritis. Everyone is welcome.

The Knit Wits will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) meets 6:30-8 p.m. the third Thursday of the month in the library. This is a support group for persons living with depression, panic attacks, anxiety, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. For more information contact Betty Porter at 877-9950.

For more information call  812-234-0776, fax 812-235-3574 or visit www.umcmemorial.com.

Marshall Federated

The church, at 105 N. Main in Marshall, Ind., and the Parke County Cowboy Church Band invites everyone to Cowboy Church Sunday, at 6 p.m. Sept. 15. The special guest is New Terrain Bluegrass Gospel Group. There is no charge for admission, but a love offering will be received for our guest. For information, call John Cornell at 765-597-2209 or the church at 765-597-2497.

Shelburn First Baptist

You are invited to the First Baptist Church of Shelburn tomorrow. Our interim pastor, the Rev. Ron Riggs, will continue our series from 1 Peter 5:1--7, “Followership.”

Sunday school is 9 a.m. and worship service at 10. During worship we have Route 56 and 252 for Kids. We will have evening adult and youth Bible studies at 6 p.m. A community dinner will be offered at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. Wednesday activities for youth and adults begin at 6:30 p.m. Dusty and Samantha Tryon are our youth pastors. 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 at www.fbcshelburn.com.

Central Christian Church - Disciples of Christ

Today our Disciples Men’s Group will meet at the church to continue repairing our playground.

Our Sunday worship service begins at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Rebecca Zelensky will bring the message. A special time for the young church will take place. Nursery care is provided. A fellowship time with drinks and donuts will follow the service.

Sunday school for all ages is at 11 a.m. Adult Bible study is at the church at 9 a.m. on Monday. This group is led by the Rev. Zelensky.

Our general board meets at noon Sunday. This will be a time for the board to conduct business, pray and have fellowship.

Our chancel choir has resumed after their summer break. This is a good opportunity to join this musical ministry and fellowship. Practice is at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday. All are invited to join. No auditions or previous choir experience is necessary.

We continue to sell Fair Trade coffee, tea, cocoa, and chocolate bars. The Disciples Men Group is selling handmade Disciples necklaces and keychains.

Mark your calendars for our 10th annual Evening of Music and Chocolate. This event is at 7 p.m. on Nov. 9 at the church.

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

Rosedale Baptist

The church is located at Depot and Middle streets in Rosedale, with pastor Randy McPike.

Sunday worship service is at 9:30 a.m., Sunday school at 10:30, Sunday evening service at 7,  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 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.

Church of Christ

The church invites you to come visit us. We assemble in the meeting room of the Holiday Inn Express at 2633 U.S. 46 (Exit 11, Interstate 70 and U.S. 46) at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sundays, and at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

In our Sunday and Wednesday Bible classes, we are surveying the books of the Bible. This Sunday, we will be studying the book of Job. You will not be asked to accept some man’s opinion of the Bible, but are encouraged to search the scriptures to see whether the things are so. Our worship is simple. We continue steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine, fellowship, breaking of bread and prayers (Acts 2:42), and sing and make melody in our heart unto the Lord (Ephesians 5:19), as first-century Christians did.

We are committed to speaking as the oracles of God (1 Peter 4:11) and holding fast the pattern of sound words (2 Timothy 1:13).

Explore our website at www.churchofchristatterrehaute.com, where you can read our weekly teaching bulletin, The Terre Haute Speaker, take part in an online Bible study, listen to audio of our sermons and more.

First Baptist

We invite you to join us for worship at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Bernie Jackson will be preaching as he continues the sermon series, “Our Abundant God.” The topic for Sunday is “Laying A Firm Foundation,” with scripture text from Proverbs 3:1-10 and 19-20, and 1 Timothy 6:17-19. The sanctuary choir anthem will be “Trust In the Lord with All Your Heart” by Brad Nix, and music will be provided by the sanctuary bell choir. Each Sunday our worship includes a children’s story, after which children in grades K-3 are dismissed to children’s church. Sunday school, with classes for everyone, including nine adult class options, follows worship at 10:45 a.m. The First Link Hospitality Center is available before and after worship. It is the place where members and guests can enjoy freshly brewed Rex coffee, light refreshments and conversation. It is a great way to become acquainted with the people and ministries of First Baptist Church.

We will begin a new Sunday evening service this week at 6, which will have more a contemporary/praise band style. We are calling this service The Link. Programming will be provided for elementary children during the service and preschool childcare will be available.

Our Wednesday evening programming begins with a fellowship dinner at 5:45, followed by Bible study, choir rehearsals, and programs for children and youth.

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

Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist

At the church, at 1935 Tippecanoe St., the Rev. Charles D. Irvin Jr., pastor, will celebrate Women’s Day at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Our guest speaker will be Mrs. Helen White, first lady of Second Baptist Church of Brazil. Everyone is invited.

The Youth Auxiliary of the Southwest District Association will hold a youth workshop 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the church, at 1935 Tippecanoe St. Workshop topics are Christian leadership, Christian relationships and Christian music. Lunch will be provided. All youth of the southwest district and community are invited to attend. Minister Uzziah Hutchinson is the president, and the Rev. J. L. White is moderator.

Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church

Aaron Wheaton, senior pastor, and Rick Swan, assistant pastor, along with the entire Mount Pleasant family, invite you to join us by attending a worship service or 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 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 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.)

If you want to grow in Christ and in your Christian faith we invite you to try one of our small groups or various Bible studies, available throughout the week at various times, days and evenings, at both campuses. Music and arts opportunities at our campuses include praise band, choir, hand bell choir and drama team.

We also offer the Upward basketball, cheerleading and soccer programs during the fall and winter. Upward participants are children in kindergarten through eighth grade. We have a special needs league, too. Upward programs will be at our north church campus this year. Registration for basketball and cheerleading will be at the following: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18; 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 21; 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24; and 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 28. Registration will take place at the north campus.

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, meets 9:50 to 10:40 a.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sundays, and 6 to 8 p.m. on 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 underway. 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 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:

The Noodle Club meets at 9 a.m. Monday. This group is famous for its delicious pasta. Come join the group to hone your cooking skills. Our Care Group meets at 10 a.m. Thursday to help spread Christ’s message to our shut-ins and newcomers.

Upcoming concerts, at the south campus:

7 p.m. Oct. 3: Open Heart Quartet;  7p.m. Oct. 24: The Pfeifers (www.pfeifers.com)

Our mission statement is, “We exist to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” Our vision statement is, “In light of the soon return of Christ, we yearn to connect people with God and God’s family through Jesus Christ.” For more information, you can call our south campus at 812-232-4808 or north campus 812-232-2478.

You can also visit our new website at www.mountpleasantfamily.org, friend us on Facebook (Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church) and follow us on Twitter @Mt_PleasantUMC.

United Methodist Temple

United Methodist Temple is participating with 22,000 other churches this coming Sunday in back-to-church Sunday. We meet to worship and glorify God at our beautiful sanctuary at 8:45 and 11 a.m. at 5301 U.S. 41 South, just north of the southside Walmart.

This Sunday we will be celebrating the grace of God by singing ”Love Lifted Me” and “Grace Greater Than All Our Sin.” The theme is God’s amazing seeking love for all, especially the lost, the lonely and those out of favor with society and culture.

Our schedule is:

Sunday — 8:45 a.m., Early Traditional worship; 11 a.m. Blended praise worship

Monday — 10:30 Holy Yoga; noon Celebrate Recovery

Tuesday — 5:30 p.m. Men’ s Supper: Irrisistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne; 7 p.m. Bible Study on Acts with Rev. Steve

Wednesday —10 a.m. Bible Study on the Life of David, Beth Moore; 6 p.m. Weight Watchers

Thursday — 10 a.m. Piecemakers; 6:15 Bell Choir; 7:15 Chancel Choir rehearsal

Reach our staff through our office secretary/volunteer coordinator Margaret Fulsom at 299-1898. Jill Kuckewich is our finance secretary/music director/Kids’ Hope Director. Doug Sperry is our accompanist. Janet Friedrich is our Temple Pre School Director. Karla Clayton and Gene Finley are our team leaders for Celebrate Recovery. See us on the facebook page at United Methodist Temple/Terre Haute, and at www.terre

hauteumtemple.org. Rev. Steve can be reached at steve.cain@inumc.org or by phone at 812-870-5749.

Seelville United Methodist

Pastor Jack Diel and Seelyville UMC family invite you to join us Sunday, Sept. 15, for morning worship at 9:30 a.m. Nursery volunteers during the service are Connie Atkinson and Nancy Fletcher followed by a time of fellowship with Mary Ellen Hankins and Jane Smith as hostesses. Kid’s Hour meets 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster and Sunday School continues after the Fellowship time. Scripture readings for this Sunday are 1 Timothy 1:12-17 and Luke 15:1-10 with Steve Jones as Liturgist. The choir, under the direction of Cathleen Flynn, will present the anthem “The Ninety and Nine” and new members are always welcome at the 8:30 a.m. rehearsal. Hymns for this Sunday are “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise,” “Time Now to Gather,” and “Amazing Grace.”

Pastor Jack’s sermon is titled “The Loving Embrace of God” and focuses on God searching us out to bring us home even when we are lost. Come join our congregation and help us celebrate the blessings of our community of faith. The life of our church continues Monday, Sept. 16 with Crafty Quilters meeting at 7 p.m. in the home of Jean Reynolds. The Prayer & Bible Study Group meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 followed by the Staff-Parish Relations Committee at 6:15 p.m. in the Library. Beginning Yoga continues with instructor Trudy Newton at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept.18, and the third session of Dave Ramsey’s “The Legacy Journey” takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19. Steve and Patty Jones, along with assistance from Bob and Pam Webster, lead the Financial Peace University sessions.

Seelyville United Methodist Church is located on the corner of U.S. 40 & Second Street in Seelyville. The church office phone number is 812-877-1868 with email contact at seelyvilleumc@frontier.com. “We are a caring family making disciples for Jesus Christ.”

Emmanuel United Methodist

Join us at Emmanuel United Methodist Church for Sunday School (9:30 a.m.) and Worship (10:30 a.m.) this Sunday. We look forward to seeing you and your family.

 Saturday Sept. 21, Emmanuel UMC will have a Craft/Vendor sale from 9am-3pm. This will be a Building Fundraiser for our Community Life Center. There will be several different vendors to shop with such as: Lia Sophia Jewelry, Celebrating Home, Tupperware, Origami Owl Custom Jewelry, Shar-Lin Quilts and More, Luna Bug Creations (children’s hair bows), Jockey Person 2 Person (women’s clothing), Gene Gilbreath (author), Custom Creative Garden Pots, Paparazzi Jewelry, and many more. We will also have a Concessions Stand and door prizes, and a “Gift Basket” Silent Auction that day, so make plans to come and have a fun day of shopping.

First Congregational

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio, invites you to join us Sunday, Sept. 15, as Rev. Carlson shares her sermon “All that I Need.” Perhaps no scripture is more familiar than the 23rd Psalm to most of us and yet, like anything we know well, we tend to spend little time truly thinking about it. The “Lord is my shepherd” offers us a great deal to think about, to understand and accept. Join us as we visit a familiar text, but look at it with fresh eyes.

This is “Back to Church” Sunday and we invite you to join us. If you are searching for a place to worship, then come and visit the small and friendly time of worship at First Congregational Church. Our church family is filled with sinners and saints and we welcome you to join us. This is also our Rally in the Park Sunday/Annual Church Picnic. After the 10:30 service, we will move to Deming Park, Ute Shelter, and enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs and all the sides and desserts we can eat. This Sunday only, we are having a combined worship service at 10:30 and there will be no 8:30 service. We return to our regular schedule next week.

First Congregational Church is a member of the National and Midwest Associations of Congregational Christian Churches, founded on the principles of “Faith, Freedom & Fellowship.” We believe that we can put those principles into action by welcoming everyone into the fellowship of this church family and by serving God, through Christ, in our community and the world. There’s a place here for you. You can find us online at www.FirstChurchTH.org or on Facebook.

Grace Community

Jesus called His disciples to follow to the very end, even when things are difficult. Even when persecuted, they followed. This Sunday we will look at how disciples can run to the finish line, and how God’s grace gives us endurance.

Sept. 22 we will celebrate the Christian Music history of the USA. It is followed by a picnic that is open to all. Our worship begins at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. Each Sunday we have Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. for people of all ages.

Our worship is a contemporary/traditional mix and led by top notch musicians.

You will find warm and friendly people here. They are the kind of people who will be happy to meet you and sit with you. If you need a prayer, use www.prayfor

youinterrehaute.com.

We meet in the Gospel Assembly Church, 401 W Springhill Drive in Terre Haute. It is just west of DeBaun’s Funeral home on north side of the street. Come in the east door where all the cars are. For more information visit www.gccth.org or call 217-251-4507.