News From Terre Haute, Indiana

October 13, 2012

CHURCH BRIEFS: Oct. 13, 2012


---- — Saint’s Home Church

of God in Christ

Saint’s Home Church of God in Christ extends an invitation to the public to join us for First Ladies’ Night. We will be honoring Mother Dorothy M.O. Blade for her 51 years of service in the ministry. The service will take place Friday, Oct. 19 beginning at 7:30 p.m. and will reflect on her life in the ministry and as a Pastor’s wife.

On Sunday, Oct. 21, the Saint’s Home family will be concluding our annual Pastors’ Anniversary honoring Bishop Mark H. and Mother Dorothy M.O. Blade for their 51 years of service in the ministry. The service will begin at 3pm. Our guest speaker will be Bishop Jimmie Clark, Sr. Pastor of Wings of Deliverance Tabernacle located in Fort Wayne.

A freewill offering will be taken during each service. The church is located at 2210 North 13th St., in Terre Haute. For more information you may contact the church at 812-235-5252.

Rio Grande Baptist

The congregation and Pastor Matt Larimer invites you to Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. We worship with praise music and traditional hymns. Included in the service is a children’s message with Pastor Matt. Children and youth are invited to attend classes during the sermon.

We offer Bible study on Wednesday at 7 p.m. In studying the Bible on a regular basis, we learn to be a witness for Christ in our every day lives. Everyone is welcome to attend.

There are many ways to experience the touch of God through ministry, Bible study, and special programs at Rio Grande. Currently we are taking up offerings to support the World Mission, a part of the American Baptist International Ministries. Right now there are missionaries sharing the love of God in Africa, Europe & Middle East, The Caribbean, Asia & India. Find out more at

 Rio Grande Baptist Church is located at 4411 E. Rio Grande at the corner of Erickson and Rio Grande. Visit www.riogrande or email terrehaute

Central Christian Church

— Disciples of Christ

As October is Ministerial Appreciation Month, we honor Senior Minister, Rev. Rebecca Zelensky. Dori Marshall will be serving as Student Associate Minister for the next year while attending Christian Theological Seminary. We were honored recently to host the ordination of one of our members, Rev. Allissa Williams after her graduation from Christian Theological Seminary. We also are blessed by ordained ministers in our congregation who offer their leadership and gifts. Those are Dr. Will Hine, Rev. Dianne Mansfield, and Rev. Phil Ewoldsen. Central Christian Church is truly appreciative of all our leaders, both ministers and lay persons.

Our Sunday worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m. A special time with Rev. Zelensky will be held for the Young Church. Nursery care is provided during the service. After worship we will gather for a fellowship time with donuts and drinks.

Sunday School for all ages will begin at 11 a.m. We have two adult classes, an elementary class, and a middle/high school class. An adult Bible study is held Monday mornings at 9 a.m. with Rev. Zelensky. This group meets at the church.

Our elementary youth group will meet Sunday at the church from noon to 1:30 pm. Our middle/high school will leave today for an overnight camping trip.

We continue to sell Fair Trade coffee, tea, and chocolate bars.

We encourage everyone to meet the new Campus Minister, Dr. Joni Clark, at the United Campus Ministries Center, and hear their new Gospel Choir at their evening worship service Sunday. UCM is one of the ministries supported by Central Christian Church.

Oregon Baptist

Sermon for Oct.13 - “Mirror, Mirror on the Wall,” James 1:19-25

Oregon Baptist Church is an American Baptist Church located at 11200 S. Carlisle St. Terre Haute, (812) 299-2112 Pastor: Fred Harrison

While traditional in most of our ways, we seek to adopt ministries that reach people in an ever changing culture. We are a friendly family like congregation. Oregon is a church where you can quickly join in as we seek to please God by living His great commandment “love God with all your heart and others as yourself” and work His commission to carry the good news to the whole world.

Sunday School starts each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Rev. Fred Harrison leads us in morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening service is at 6 p.m. There are youth groups for PreK thru High School on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The PreK to 2nd grade are learning “Values to Grow By” this year using a series from Veggie Tales. The 2nd thru 5th graders are “Traveling Route 66” (66 books of the Bible). Please join us as we learn more about God’s word, play games and have a snack

Centenary United Methodist

The congregation of Centenary, located at 301 North Seventh St., in Terre Haute’s Arts Corridor and adjacent to Indiana State University, welcomes you to our beautiful 146 year old church. We invite you to worship with us, Sunday, at 9:30 a.m. Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s sermon, “More Things Are Wrought” (Matt. 7: 7-11), and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and the Chancel Choir, directed by Erich Kendall, sing “Prayer for Peace.”

Fellowship in the Church Library will follow the Worship Service, from 10:30-10:45 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), Deb Moore Hardin will teach and lead discussion on “Stephen’s Martyrdom” (Acts 17: 51-8: 1a). At the same time, in the Cross and Flame Room, the Adult Discussion Group will continue their study of the Book of John.

Sunday School classes for children under the age of 3 and up through the age of 18 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 6-12) taught by Gail Hays and Nancy Rogers. The theme for all classes on Oct. 14 is “The Ten Commandments.”

On Sunday, at 7 p.m., the “Big Question” Sunday School class for post-high school and college age students will meet at Centenary. The study topic for the Fall Semester will be Adam Hamilton’s book, “When Christians Get It Wrong.” Discussion will be led by the Rev. Phyllis Peters.

Centenary’s Chancel Choir rehearsals are from 8:30-9:15 a.m., every Sunday. We invite all who have interest in singing to join us.

Become a “disciple” through Bible Study. tudy the Scriptures (from Genesis to Revelation) with us in a course lasting 34 weeks and meeting weekly for 2 and 1/2 hours (from September to May). This Bible Study will take place on Mondays, from 2:30 to 5 p.m.

There will not be a Youth Group meeting Oct. 14 because of Fall Break. Students from Middle School and High School classes normally meet at Central Presbyterian Church from 6 to 7:30 p.m., each Sunday. Interested students are welcome to become a member of the group. On Oct. 21, the group will serve lunch to the Lighthouse Mission residents and afterwards have lunch at Central.

The Church’s Seventh Street entrance is handicapped accessible, and ample parking is located behind the church. Consider participating in our “Prayer and Meditation Time” led by Lay Preacher Tom Barnett on Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to noon.

If you are interested in any of the activities listed above or in our very active women’s ministries, please contact the Church Office, any day, at 232-2319.

Unity Presbyterian

Worship service at 1207 E. Springhill Dr. is 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. Our Pastor is Linda Peters. This Sunday Dr. Roland Kohr is speaking on, “Your Least Favorite Verse,” based on Proverbs 10:1-12 and Matthew 5:19-32. Bible Study, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School class following A Moment with the Children. Child care is available during worship. Join us for coffee and fellowship following the service.

Amie Ellison is our choir director, Andrea Marlow is our organist. Choir rehearsal is every Thursday, 7 p.m. and every Sunday 10 a.m. For the month of October, Unity will pray for Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Ga., and Lebanon Presbyterian Church, Henryville, and this week, blessings to all who volunteer, are staff members, bus drivers, administrators and students at Hoosier Prairie Elementary School.

We also have an outdoor sanctuary you may visit for quiet reflection at any time. All are welcome. Church office 812-299-2206, our website:

Join us for Potluck and Praise each Thursday 6 p.m. Church office 812-299-2206.

Riley Bible

The entire Riley Bible family invites you to join us at our church. We are located two doors down from the Dollar General in Riley Square, Riley, right off of Highway 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 & Bible Study starts at 7 p.m. with regular prayer and Bible study.

Currently, Pastor Hodge is teaching through the book of Romans on Sunday mornings.

Riley Bible Church is a fellowship of Christians dedicated to studying the Bible in order to grow spiritually and tell others of His salvation. We believe the principle goal of the church is God’s glory. For directions or more information call us at 812-230-6053, go to our website at or check us out on Facebook at RileyBibleChurch.

St. Benedict

The parish community of St. Benedict, 111 S. Ninth St., celebrates Mass on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Daily Mass is celebrated each weekday with the exception of Wednesday at 12:05 p.m. Join us.

Saint Benedict Catholic Church is open from 4:45 p.m. until 6 p.m. Wednesday for private mediation or praying the Rosary. Assistance is available for private meditation or Rosary upon request. Please come join us.

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, The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, RCIA, is the place for you. It is a learning experience that will change your life offering new meaning and new direction. Sessions are weekly on Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. If interested please contact Sue Butwin at 812-232-8421 or

St. Joseph University Parish

St. Joseph University Parish, 113 S. 5th St., invites you to celebrate Mass with us this weekend. Mass is at 5 p.m. Saturday. Sunday Masses are at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weekday Mass is celebrated at 5:15 p.m. For more information about our services or programs call the parish office at 812-232-7011.

Grade school and middle school religious education classes are from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Sunday. Call the office for further information or to register. Our high school faith formation program classes are on Sunday from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane McGee at for more information or to register.

St. Joseph University Parish serves Indiana State University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology while also welcoming the students of St. Mary-of-the-Woods College and Ivy Tech. Catholic Campus ministry strives to be the life-giving presence of Christ within the academic community. St. Joe’s welcomes new and returning students and celebrates the start of a new academic year. For more info go to:

St. Margaret Mary

The St. Margaret Mary parish community invites you to join us for weekend Mass Saturday at 4 p.m. or Sunday at 11 a.m. You are also invited to the celebration of a Spanish Mass each Sunday at 2 p.m. We are located at 2405 S. 7th St.

Religious education for grades Pre-K through 8 is on Sunday morning from 9:30-10:45 a.m. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at High school religious education classes are at the Moran Center located at St. Patrick School on Sunday e from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane McGee at for more information or to register.

St. Margaret Mary parish invites you to a study of “Revelation” a bible study program by Jeff Cavins. This study group meets on Sunday morning from 9:15 to 10:45am in the Parish office building. Cost $25 for materials. The Monday night study group will continue sessions this fall from 7 - 9 pm in the Parish office building. The Monday night study group will discuss: Seven Deadly Sins - Seven Lively Virtues by Rev. Robert E. Barron. Cost $15 for materials. To register or for more information please call the parish office at 812-232-3512.

Our parish will celebrate the feast of St. Margaret Mary the weekend of Oct. 20-21. There will be a carry-in dinner after the 11 a.m. Mass in the Legacy Room.

St. Mary’s Village Church

St. Mary’s Village Church invites you to join us for liturgy on Sunday at 9 a.m. Sunday religious education classes are on Sunday morning.

If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith or exploring membership in the Catholic Church contact Sr. Joan Slobig, S.P. for information about the RCIA, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults at the parish office 812-535-1261.

St. Patrick

Fr. Rick Ginther, Pastor and St. Patrick parish community, 1807 Poplar St., invite you to weekend liturgy on Saturday at 6 p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m. You are also welcome to join us for weekday Mass on Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. For information about any of our programs call the parish office 812-232-8518.

Spending time in meditation, prayer, and adoration in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament is an excellent opportunity to experience grace in our lives. Located west of the Rectory behind the Catholic Charities offices, the Perpetual Adoration Chapel is visited by parishioners and members of other local Catholic communities. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You are most welcome to participate in this opportunity for silent meditation, prayer, and adoration.

Sunday morning religious education classes for grades Pre-K through 8 meet from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in the Moran Center. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at High school faith formation classes are held in the Moran Center on Sunday from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane McGee at for more information or to register.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sacred Heart of Jesus parishioners welcome you to celebrate Mass with them at 4:30 p.m. Saturday or noon Sunday. We are located at 2322 N. 13 1/2 St. Join us this weekend.

Religious education classes for grades Pre-K through 8 are at 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning. High school youth ministry classes begin at 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information call the office at 812-466-1231.

The new Hearts to Hand Outreach Ministry at Sacred Heart of Jesus parish is open for donations anytime. You can help by donating any of the following items: soap, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioners, toilet paper, diapers, dish soap, cleaning items, and of course food items. Our goal for year’s end is 5500 items. Religious education children will keep a tally of donated items. Table of the Good Shepherd Food Pantry which is open on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, during the day as well as in the evening, will receive all items donated. The 365 people served by the pantry are grateful for all we do to help. God bless you for your generosity.

Deanery Pastoral Center

Hospice of the Wabash Valley presents Journeys — a free bereavement support program that will meet once for six weeks on Tuesday mornings Nov. 6 - Dec. 18, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Meetings will be held at Terre Haute Deanery Pastoral Center (1801 Poplar St.). Session topics include: common reactions to loss, letting yourself grieve, managing the holidays/other difficult times and steps which can help you heal. Participants will receive a bereavement workbook. You are welcome to attend, no matter where you are in your own grief journey. Remember: “Sharing eases loneliness.” To register, contact Sr. Mary Montgomery at 812-232-8400 or Please register no later than Nov. 4. Group is limited to 12 persons. Jack Brockman from Hospice and Sr. Mary will be facilitating the group.

Peniel United Methodist

Peniel United Methodist Church, Kennedy Crossing Road, Brazil.

The Fall Festivals are in full swing in the Wabash Area. In spite of the drought, there is some beautiful color showing up in the trees.

Choir Practice is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct 17 at 7 p.m.

The Co-Workers/Fidelis Class meeting will be Oct. 18 at 6 p.m.

There are so many in need at this time that the Food Pantry in Brazil appreciates any items that you wish to donate.

Our Scripture this Sunday is from St. Mark 10:17-31. Pastor Pippin’s message is “Ruler & Ruled.” Sunday School begins at 9:45 followed by Church Services at 10:45. For more information contact Pastor Pippin at 812-443-8489.

Memorial United Methodist

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

Please join us Sunday Oct. 14, 2012, for one of the following services. Rev. Scott’s sermon will be “Death of a Dream.” How do we Christians approach the issue of divorce and respond to it? This week we examine Jesus’ response to a question of the lawfulness of divorce. In his typical fashion, Jesus does not give the answer they expect and then when asked later by his disciples, he gives a radical answer. So, is it lawful to divorce?

Scripture: Mark 10:2-12 and Hebrews 4:12-16.

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

At 9:45 a.m. please join us for our Fellowship and Refreshment Time.

At 10 a.m. please join us for Sunday School. We have many to choose from and for all ages.

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

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

The Sewing Stitches are back and will be meeting on Oct. 9, and Oct. 23, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tai Chi with Rebecca Graves meets every Tuesday and Friday from 3-4 p.m. Now offering a “gentler” form of Tai Chi for Arthritis. Everyone is welcome.

The Knit Wits yarn ministry meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 1-3 p.m. and the 2nd and 4th Thursday from 5-7 p.m. If you like to knit or crochet or would like to learn, please join us.

Nami (National Alliance on Mental Illness) meets the 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:30-8pm in the Library. This is a support group for persons living with depression, panic attacks, anxiety, bipolar or schizophrenia and is open to the public. For more information contact Betty Porter at 877-9950.

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

First Unitarian Universalist


First Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1875 Fruitridge Ave., Terre Haute.

Our Service is each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. - Sunday Oct. 14 at 10:30 - Rev. Julie Denny-Hughes will present: Follow the Yellow Brick Road.

What comes easiest to think of when you hear the phrase “Follow the Yellow Brick Road”? Some of you think first of the Wizard, others think of Judy Garland’s singing, others will think of ... well, what do you think of? I’ve loved this story for a long, long time and only recently have come to a very different notion of its meaning. Maybe you might find something new, too. Bring your ruby slippers. Rev. Julie Denny-Hughes is a native Hoosier, a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago, and an M.Div. from Meadville Lombard. She has retired from settled ministry and lives in Indianapolis.

Sunday, Oct.14 at 9:15 a.m., we invite you to join Our Adult Education Group, The Rationalist Free Thinkers Discussion Group, led by Dr. Ed Warner. They will meet in the library. This week their topic of discussion will be: Letters Mistaking Islamic Terrorism.

Children’s Religious Education begins at 10:50 - There are two groups, youth ages 5 to 9 and Tweens, ages 10 and up. Childcare for younger children is provided for the entire service.

We welcome everyone to Unitarian Universalist Congregation. We invite you to come get to know us. Our regular service is each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. We have disabled access, and can provide large print bulletins and hearing assistance devices if needed. We also provide childcare for young children. We can be reached by Phone: 812-232-1193 or visit our website:

Reformed Presbyterian

The Terre Haute Reformed Presbyterian Church, a new congregation committed to the inspired and infallible Word of God, cordially invites new students and all others to join us for worship this Sunday. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. The regular adult class is studying the promises of God using the Joel Beeke/ James La Belle book Living by God’s Promises, while the college-age class is working through The pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges. Pastor Bill Roberts will preach on the theme of “God’s Word not Bound” from the book of II Timothy. Worship begins at 10:45 am and is followed by a fellowship meal to which all are invited to stay. The church meets at 1407 North 25th St., (corner of 25th St., & 5th Ave.). A nursery for children three and under is available during the worship service.

Central Presbyterian

Central Presbyterian Church (125 North 7th St.) will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Davis’s sermon, the second of this year’s emphasis on stewardship, is entitled “Giving God Our Worship.” It will be based on Hebrews 10:19-25, which calls Christians to persevere in faith and to come together regularly in worshipping God. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided.

Immediately following the worship service, refreshments and good conversation are served downstairs in Fellowship Hall. Next Saturday (Oct. 20) all women of the church are invited to participate in a “Ladies’ Morning Out Carry-in Breakfast”; please bring a breakfast dish to share. Next Saturday evening Renee and Niles Newton have invited church members to their farm for a fall party. For more details, call the church office 812-232-5049 or visit us online:

Grace Community

The Presence of God. The Word of God. The Love of God. This is what you will experience at Grace Community Church of Terre Haute. We invite you to celebrate faith in God with us. Our celebration begins at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. Grace is a safe place to experience and interact with God. Children are very important at Grace. Here they meet God as their friend. They learn about His love.

Each Sunday we start with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. for people of all ages. Our Children’s Sunday School is something your children will love. Our Youth Sunday School is a great time of encouragement and learning. Our adults enjoy good fellowship, discussion and teaching. All this is in an environment of love and respect.

Our worship is a contemporary/traditional mix and lead by top notch musicians whose love for God and people are expressed in clear and comfortable ways. The message is always Bible based and helps lift our eyes to Jesus Christ. Mike Pringle is our pastor.

We meet in the Gospel Assembly Church fellowship hall at 401 W Springhill Dr., in Terre Haute. It is just west of DeBaun Funeral home on the north side of the street. Come in the east door where all the cars are.

For more information visit our website or call (217) 251-4507

Rosedale Baptist

Rosedale Baptist Church, Depot and Middle St., Rosedale, 765-548-2857, Pastor: Randy McPike

Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Eve Service 7 p.m.; Wednesday Night Prayer and Bible Study 7 p.m.

Every third Sunday of the month come and join us for our “New Youth Group Program.”

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

Mount Pleasant United Methodist

Aaron Wheaton, senior pastor, and Rick Swan, assistant pastor, along with the entire Mount Pleasant family invite you to join us by attending a worship service or other activity at one of our two church campuses.

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

We invite you to try one of our small groups or various Bible studies available throughout the week at both campuses. Music and arts opportunities at our campuses include praise band, choir, hand bell choir and drama team.

We also offer the Upward basketball, cheerleading and soccer programs during the fall and winter. Upward participants are children in kindergarten through eighth grade. We have a Special Needs league, too.

South campus

An evening service called “6:35” is held on the second Sunday of each month beginning at 6:35 p.m. It is an intergenerational worship experience featuring praise, prayer and a message while incorporating elements of drama, dance and art.

 Lifeline, our ministry for youth grades 6th through seniors, meets Sundays at 9:50 a.m.-10:40 a.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and also Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. X-Treme Tweenz is a group for all fifth graders that meets bi-monthly on Sundays from 4 to 6 p.m. from October to May beginning Oct. 7.

Boost, our Wednesday midweek gathering, starts with dinner at 5:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Center and classes for all ages at begin at 6:30 p.m. We host sessions twice a year. Our fall session is currently under way and will run through Oct. 24.

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

On Dec. 13 at 7 p.m., Ernie Couch & Revival, a southern gospel group, will perform in our sanctuary.

North campus

Mom2Mom meets the third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. with childcare provided. This group is ideal for making new friends and sharing parenting tips and ideas. Outings for moms and children will be planned.

The Noodle Club meets Monday at 9 a.m. This group is famous for its delicious pasta. Come join the group to hone in on your cooking skills. Our Care Group meets Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. to help spread Christ’s message to our shut-ins and newcomers. If you enjoy crafts, come on the first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. for Christian fellowship during origami and card making.

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

First Baptist

Our Sunday morning worship service is at 9:30 a.m. and our guest preacher this week will be Rev. David Holston, who is a supervisory chaplain at the federal prison in Terre Haute. Rev. Holston is an endorsed chaplain with the North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. Music will be provided by the Sanctuary Choir as they sing “Think on These Things” arranged by Brad Nix. The children’s story will be given by our children’s minister, Jill Kirchoff, after which children in grades k-3 are dismissed to Children’s Church. Pre-School Sunday School and extended care is available throughout the morning. Our First Link Hospitality Center is open before and after the worship service serving freshly brewed Rex coffee and light refreshments and providing a place for members and guests to connect through conversation. Sunday School, with classes for all ages, is at 10:45 a.m.

On Sunday evening at 6 we will host a concert by the men’s group “Graybeard.” The members of this group are Kevin McCrae, Gary Scroggins, Lee Reberger, Dave Lloyd and Rod Clarke. Graybeard’s focus is entertainment as well as ministry and their music spans the universe of musical styles. The concert is free and everyone is invited. A free-will offering will be received to assist with the music ministry of Graybeard.

We are currently collecting non-perishable food items to help restock our community food banks, which have experienced a serious lack of resources in recent weeks. A container is available in the church atrium for contributions and the Penny Jar is also provided for those who prefer to make a financial contribution. This collection will continue throughout the month of October.

First Baptist Church is an American Baptist congregation located at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Our ministries include a week-day pre-school program, active children’s & youth programs, choirs for all ages, small groups, Wednesday evening dinner & multi-age programming. Further information is available at

United Methodist Temple

The United Methodist Temple is a congregation of Christian believers meeting at 5031 Hwy 41 South. We believe that worship is God enjoying us enjoying God, and we love to sing, to fellowship, and to hear the Word of God in choir, bells, and music of all types. At 8:45 a.m., we enjoy an exciting traditional worship with liturgy and participation through readings, preaching, singing. At 11 a.m., we enjoy the modern worship choruses and the use of guitar as well as preaching. We are seeking a drummer for this more modern service. We are a diverse church with classes for all ages, and a great Welcome Cafe at 10 a.m. for all who come.

This Sunday we worship utilizing lectionary readings and our theme is: The promise in the plunge. Our Epistle is Hebrews 4:12-16 which speaks of our having a high priest who is able to sympathize with our weakness. This text tells us that all people will give account to Jesus, the one who is able to judge every creature. Our Gospel reading is Mark 10:17-31, the account of the Rich young man. There are things in life that require careful calculation. There are other things in life that require a willingness to take a risk and jump right in. Discipleship, or relationship to God in Jesus Christ, requires both. In our Gospel text for this day there is a great promise for a hundredfold return for bold following.

Our Weekly Schedule is as follows:

Sunday:  8:45 a.m. Worship, 10 a.m. Sunday school and Bible teaching, 11 a.m. Worship,  6:30 p.m. Temple Youth Group led by Tante Robinson.

Monday: noon to 2:15 p.m. —Celebrate Recovery from Habits, Hurts, and Hangups. A Ministry based on the 12 Steps.

Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. or 7 p.m. Bible Study: Psalms led by Rev. Steve Cain, 6 p.m. Zumba

Wednesday: 10 a.m.  Paul : A Study by Joyce Meyers  led by Jill Kuckewich and Paula West  10:30 am Holy Yoga, 6 p.m. Weight watchers, 7 p.m. The Letter of James led by Ruby Piety  

Thursday: 10 a.m. Piecemakers, 6 p.m. Zumba, 6 p.m. Bells, 7:15 Chancel Choir

Friday: 10:30 a.m. Holy Yoga led by Macy Kalb (This is a distinct form of Christian Yoga).

Saturday: 8 a.m. (Oct. 13, 2012 United Methodist Men meet for breakfast at Youngstown Diner under the water tower.

You may reach our offices through our secretary/volunteer coordinator Margaret Fulsom at 299-1898. Other staff are: Jill Kuckewich, director of music, Kids’ Hope, and financial secretary; Doug Sperry, organist and piano praise artist; Tante Robinson, Youth Team Leader; Janet Friedrich, director of the United Methodist Temple Pre School; Rev. Steve Cain, Pastor, reachable at Our website is www.terrehaute

United Methodist Temple will be having a special service for all Vigo County Firefighters, full time and volunteer and retired. It is called Silent Hero’s Day and will be held Sunday, Oct. 21st at our 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. services.

This is a special recognition service to honor those who put their lives on the line every day in order to keep our communities safe. If possible, we would like them to come in uniform so we can identify them as one of our honored guests. Our focus will be on them and their families and their commitment to being there in times of crises.

St. Mark United Church

of Christ

You are invited to attend Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at St. Mark United Church of Christ. On Oct. 14 we will be having a Prayer Shawl Blessing during our worship and our choir will sing “Speak O Lord.” No matter where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.

We have two adult Sunday school classes, a teen class, an elementary class and a pre-school class that meets Sunday morning at 10:45. A second adult Bible Study class on the book of Acts is offered on Monday evenings at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

On Tuesdays our Merry Stitchers meet from 1-3 to knit or crochet prayer shawls. On Wednesdays our Sewing Gals meet from 9-2 to make blankets. All are welcome. Call the church office is you have any questions. 812-232-8000, Monday thru Thursday 9 a.m. to noon.

Seelyville United Methodist

Pastor Jack Diel and the Seelyville UMC Family invite you to worship Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care will be provided by Jo Phillips, and a time of fellowship and refreshment will begin at 10:45 a.m. with Jessie Neier and Kristina Norton as Hostesses. Kid’s Hour continues from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster with assistant Connie Atkinson. Children from age 5 - 12 are encouraged to attend.

The sermon for Oct. 14 is “Money and Faith” and will examine if we place God central in our lives or give in proportion to our gratitude for God’s redeeming love and grace. Scripture readings are from Hebrews 4:12 - 16 and Mark 10:17 - 31. Liturgist for this Sunday is Jacque Trinler, and the Chancel Choir, under the direction of Michael Boswell, will sing “Bless This Gift” by Stan Pethel. Jane Linville is the organist/pianist and hymns for this Sunday are “Lord, I Want to Be a Christian,” “Take My Life, and Let It Be,” and “The Summons.”

The Agape Group continues its fall study Monday, Oct. 15 at 2:30 p.m. in the home of Edith Tucker. Webelos 2B meets at 6 p.m. in Fellowship Hall and the Crafty Quilters meet at 7 p.m. in the home of Donna Crowley. On Tuesday, Oct. 16, the Prayer & Bible Study group convenes at 10 a.m. The New Member Exploration Class will not meet this week. The Staff-Parish Relations Committee will meet at 6:15 p.m. at the church.

Yoga Class with instructor Trudy Newton continues on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 5:30 p.m. and the Discipleship Team gathers at 6:30 p.m. in the Library. Financial Peace University continues the weekly sessions on Thursday, Oct. 18 under the leadership of Steve and Patty Jones. The week concludes with a Fall Workday for church members and help from RHIT students on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Come join in the fun with lunch provided as we spruce up the inside and outside of our church.

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

Maple Avenue United Methodist

Maple Avenue United Methodist Church welcomes all to worship with us this Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Lay Leader, Jerry McIntyre will be giving the message this Sunday at both services. Sunday school classes for all ages will meet at 9:30 a.m. During the 10:30 a.m. worship service children are invited to attend Junior Church with our Sunday Morning Youth Coordinator, Mrs. Sarah Dyer and assistants. The children’s message will be given by Dan Rodriguez and the Chancel Choir will sing an anthem. We offer free transportation to and from the 10:30 a.m. worship service. If you would like a ride to church, please call the church office before noon on Fridays during the week. We will be happy to pick you up and bring you to church. You may call the church at 812-232-7263. We hope you will join us for this inspirational worship service.

Maple Avenue offers many programs for adults and children alike. Programs available to all include: GED Classes, Adult Basic Education Classes, After School Tutoring (Grades 1-5), After School Open Gym, (Grades 1-5), Daycare, Preschool. Music Programs Include: The Chancel Choir, Summer Dinner Theatre Productions, Spring Cabaret, Christmas and Easter Cantatas with Orchestra and Children’s Choir. Missions and service opportunities include: Prayer Chain, Operation Classroom, Penny Drive for Lebanon Children’s Home, United Campus Ministries, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, Habitat for Humanity, and 14th & Chestnut Community Center. For more information, check us out on the web at

Breden Memorial United Methodist

One of the most plain and simple messages of the Gospel is written for us in John 3:16. Even small children are very knowledgeable of this particular verse of scripture. I would imagine that any one scripture furnished the width, length, depth, and height of God’s love like this one does. It contains everything needed for salvation in a nutshell.

Pastor’s message this Sunday will be “Love Written In Red.” The scripture is John 3:16.

We worship at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school will follow at 10:50 a.m.

AA meets on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m.

Ladies’ Prayer group meets Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.

Trustees meet Wednesday at 3:00 p.m.

Independent Nazarene

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, Dennis Barrick and family from Greensburg, Indiana, will be singing in concert the entire service at the Farmersburg Independent Nazarene Church. The service time is Sunday at the 3:00 p.m. The public is invited and the special music is free.

The Barricks travel widely singing in revivals and campmeetings. The Barricks are members of the Bible Covenant Church in Clarksburg, Indiana. The family singers consists of Dennis, Brenda & Aaron Barrick. Their son Aaron plays the violin, Brenda plays the piano, and Dennis plays the guitar. They all sing together.

The Independent Nazarene Church is located immediately behind the Farmersburg Elementary School at Fifth and Cyrus Streets. Anyone desiring transportation to these services, please call pastor Glendon Stroud at 812 599-0684.

First Congregational

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio in Terre Haute, invites you to join us this Sunday, October 14th, as we continue our sermon series, “Walking with God” with the sermon “The Accidental Tourist: Rahab.” While most of this series’ discussions have been about those God tapped to walk with Him, Rahab’s story is different. Being in the right place at the right time sometimes gives us a glimpse of the possibilities. So it was with Rahab and her ability to help Joshua and the soldiers capture Jericho. What a reminder her life is to us all that God doesn’t look at our histories, but instead our hearts, as He walks with us.

Church services are at 8:30 (meditative) and 10:30 (traditional) each Sunday morning. Children’s downstairs. There is a staffed nursery during the 10:30 service. Children’s Church is part of the 10:30 service and then children are invited to attend Sunday School.

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

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

Full Gospel Assembly of God

Full Gospel Assembly of God will be having a yard sale/bake sale today through October 20, 2012 from 9-4. The sale will take place on our property at 7500 N. Clinton Rd. All proceeds will go to the Full Gospel Building Fund. For more info, please contact the church office at (812) 234-5020.

Trinity Lutheran

Please come and join us at our Worship Service time of 10 a.m. each Sunday morning at Trinity Lutheran Church located at 2620 Ohio Blvd. here in Terre Haute. Sunday School for all ages is available and starts at 9:00 a.m.

Please come and donate during our upcoming October Blood Drive which will be held on Monday, October 22nd from 3-7 p.m. Please plan to roll up a sleeve and help save a life.

Coming up on October 28th we will be Consecrating our pledged gifts of Time/Talents/Treasure to support and participate in God’s ministry here and also the children in our congregation will be collecting Pennies for their Penny Power Ministry during the Worship Service to help feed hungry children and others around the world through the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) World Hunger Organization. Also, coming up on Oct. 28, we will be celebrating the Reformation of the Church that Martin Luther began on October 31, 1517. We will also be recognizing our Confirmands as well during the Worship Service as second year Confirmands receive their awards and new Confirmands are commissioned into the Lord’s Army.

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

Emmanuel United Methodist

Please join us at Emmanuel United Methodist Church for fellowship and Sunday school beginning at 9:15 a.m. and for worship at 10:30 a.m. Emmanuel UMC at 6076 U.S 150 in West Terre Haute is a handicap accessible facility and we welcome everyone.

Join us for breakfast and prayer Friday mornings at 7 a.m.

Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 30, for Trunk or Treat. We will a safe place for kids to come and “trunk or treat” as well as have hot dogs, chips, drinks and snacks. Bring your kids for a fun evening.

For more details visit or call 812-535-4218.