News From Terre Haute, Indiana

October 20, 2012

CHURCH BRIEFS: Oct. 20, 2012


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Saint’s Home Church

of God in Christ

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 3 p.m. 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.

Saint’s Home Church of God in Christ extends an invitation to the public to join us for our Annual Men’s Summit beginning Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, and concluding Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. The theme is “Real Men, Real Issues, Real Solutions.” The Summit will begin Friday at 7:30 p.m. A Prayer Breakfast with take place Saturday starting at 9:30 a.m. followed by Seminars. The weekend will conclude Sunday, at 11:30 a.m.

The guest speaker and seminar facilitator will be Superintendent Charlie McCloud, Pastor of Mt. Carmel Deliverance Center Church of God in Christ in Rochester, N.Y.

The church is located at 2210 North 13th St., in Terre Haute. There will be no registration fee however a free will offering will be taken. To make reservations by Oct. 15 for the Prayer Breakfast or for any additional information you may contact Elder Jerry White at 812-208-2317.

Maple Avenue United

Methodist Church

Maple Avenue United Methodist Church welcomes all to worship with us this Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth Member, Christopher “Topper” Nail will be giving the message this Sunday at both services. Topper will be sharing about his experience of last summer in Germany. Don’t miss this exciting presentation! 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 at 812-232-7263.

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

United Methodist Temple

United Methodist Temple at 5301 U.S. 41 S., Terre Haute, 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 Sunday, Oct. 21 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.

Rio Grande Baptist

Pastor Matt Larimer and the entire congregation at Rio Grande invite you to join us for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. We sing traditional hymns as well as contemporary praise songs during the service. Children & youth are invited to attend classes during the sermon.

We offer Bible study on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. We are currently learning about eschatology which concerns the “end times.” This is a casual time of learning and sharing prayer concerns.

We are a family oriented church with many opportunities to serve others in our community. We support many local charitable organizations, ministries and missions. This month we are collecting for the World Mission Offering. As a part of the International Ministries, this offering supports missionaries around the world who share the love of Jesus Christ to people in need.

Rio Grande is located at 4411 E. Rio Grande at the corner of Erickson and Rio Grande, Terre Haute. Please visit our website for more information at or email at

St. Benedict Church

The parish community of St. Benedict, 111 S. 9th St., celebrates Mass Saturday evening at 5:30 pm and Sunday morning at 8:30 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 held 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 a 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 to 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 Church

The St. Margaret Mary parish community invites you to join us for weekend Mass on 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. For more information about our parish or any of our programs, please call the parish office at: 812-232-3512.

Religious education for grades Pre-K through 8 is held 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 from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane McGee at jummp. 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 10:45 a.m. in the Parish office building. Cost $25 for materials. The Monday night study group will continue sessions this fall from 7 to 9 p.m. 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. Everyone is absolutely welcome to attend.

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. To celebrate our cultural diversity each member is encouraged to bring a dish popular in their native country to share.

St. Mary’s Village Church

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

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 in the Moran Center Sunday evenings from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane McGee at for more information or to register.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

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 Street. 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 bath soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toilet paper, diapers and food. Our goal for year’s end is 5,500 items. Religious education children will keep a tally of donated items. Table of the Good Shepherd Food Pantry will receive all items donated. Pantry is open on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Pantry hours are 9:30-11:45 a.m. and 6:00-7:45 p.m. The 365 people served by the pantry are grateful for all we do to help.

Deanery Pastoral Center

Hospice of the Wabash Valley presents “Journeys” — a free bereavement support program that will meet once each week for six weeks on Tuesday mornings Nov. 6 - Dec. 18, 2012, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Meetings will be at the 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. 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.

Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist

Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 1935 Tippecanoe St., Terre Haute Rev. Charles D. Irvin Jr. Pastor will host a 3-Day Fall Revival on Oct. 24, 25 & 26, 2012 at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. Bruce R. Rose, Pastor of Second Baptist Church, Bloomington, Indiana. Everyone is invited.

Oregon Baptist

Oregon Baptist Church is an American Baptist Church located at 11200 S. Carlisle St. Terre Haute, IN 47802. 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 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.

On Oct. 31 in place of our regular Wednesday youth groups we will be having Trunk or Treat for the kids from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Join us for an evening of fun and fellowship.

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, “Coins Heard Round the World” (Mark 12: 38-44), and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and the Chancel Choir, directed by Erich Kendall, sing “Simple Praise” (C. Courtney and P. Martin).

Fellowship in the Church Library will follow the Worship Service, from 10:30 to 10:45 a.m. Sunday School classes are offered to all age groups and nursery care is provided. At 10:45 a.m. in the Friendship Class (adult Bible study), Tom Barnett will teach and lead discussion on “Simon Wants to Buy Power” (Acts 8: 9-24). 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. Theme for all classes Oct. 21 is “A House for God.”

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.

The entire church family is invited to a “Family Fun Day” on Sunday, Oct. 21, from 3 to 7 p.m. It will take place at Hobson Farm in Rockville, Indiana; among the family fun events planned are hayrides, a petting zoo, a corn maze, and a weiner roast.

Become a “disciple” through Bible Study. Study 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 2:30-5 p.m.The 7th Cents Youth Group, students from middle school and high school classes, meets 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 from 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and afterwards they will have lunch at Central.

On Monday, Oct. 22, at 10 a.m., join us in good conversation at the Prayer Shawl Ministry, working with others to create items that will be given to elevate the spirits of those who need uplifting.

Also Monday, at 6:30 p.m., the Sycamore Social, a dance and social opportunity for adults who face intellectual and physical challenges, is scheduled at the National Guard Armory on Maple Avenue, near North High School. Come and help us make a difference in their lives.

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 12 noon.

If you are interested in singing in the Chancel Choir, rehearsals are from 8:30-9:15 a.m., every Sunday morning. Contact the Church office at 812-232-2319 if you are interested in participating in any of the activities listed above or in our very active women’s ministries.

First Unitarian

Universalist Congregation

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

Our Service is each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. On Oct. 21 at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Jennie Barrington’s sermon will be “Magical Thinking.”

The last week in October is known by many as National Magic Week, honoring the anniversary of the death of the great magician Harry Houdini on Oct. 31, 1926. So this is a fitting Sunday for us to explore the questions: Do you believe in magic? What sort of faith waits expectantly for a magical being to bail people out? What sort of faith never counts on anything even slightly resembling magic to save the day? Is there a continuum? Is there a faith that’s normative for Unitarian Universalists? Is there a faith, as regards magical thinking, that is ideal – that we should strive to develop?

Sunday, Oct. 21 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: Article on Social Responsibility by James Luther Adams.

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.

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. We can be reached by Phone: 812-232-1193 or visit our Website:

Central Presbyterian Church

Central Presbyterian Church (125 North 7th St.) will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Davis’s sermon, the third of this year’s emphasis on stewardship, is entitled “Giving to God of Our Spiritual Gifts.” It will be based on Matthew 25:31-40, in which Jesus teaches that we serve him by serving those who are in need. 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. On Tuesday morning at 10:00 the Women’s Bible Study will meet at the home of Diane Giltner. On Tuesday evening at 6:30, Innovation Generation will meet at the church. For more details, call the church office (812) 232-5049 or visit us online:

Marshall Federated

Marshall Federated Church, 105 N. Main, Marshall, Indiana, and The Parke County Cowboy Church Band invites everyone to Cowboy Church on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. Special guest will be Old Friends & The Cross from the Highway 341 Country Cafe in Wallace, Indiana. There is no admission church, however 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. Please enter the building through the west doors.

Reformed Presbyterian Church

The Terre Haute Reformed Presbyterian Church, a new congregation committed to the inspired and infallible Word of God, invites you 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 “An Approved Workman” from the book of II Timothy. Worship begins at 10:45 a.m. and is followed by a fellowship meal to which all are invited to stay. The church meets at 1407 North 25th Street (corner of 25th Street and 5th Ave.). A nursery for children 3 and under is available during the worship service.

Hulman Street Wesleyan Church

The staff and congregation of Hulman Street Wesleyan Church, located on the corner of 20th and Hulman streets in Terre Haute invite you to join us for worship on Sunday morning. Pastor Dan Willis will be bringing the Message. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday Evening Worship Services begin at 6 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The youth also meet at 6 p.m. for an evening activity in the Gymnasium that is located next door to the church in the Family Life Center.

Wednesday Evenings are packed with excitement at HSWC. The opportunities to grow in knowledge and service are endless. There is something for everyone beginning at 7 p.m.

Adults: In the church sanctuary- Dr. Bill Coker begins a new bible study in the book of Deuteronomy This week s lesson comes from chapter 5.

In the Family Life Center- Dr. Dan Willis continues his Bible study with the young adults.

Youth: The youth, ages 6th grade through High School, meet in the Family Life Center under the Leadership of Kier Hopkins- Smith and his team of sponsors. They are currently in the midst of a “Jesus Journey.”

Children: Team Kids meet in the Children’s Chapel in the Family Life Center. They are continuing in their “Walk Through the Bible.” Dinner is served on Wednesday for the children free of charge, from 6:15 until 6:45 weekly.

The Toddler-age children meet in the Busy Babies Class in the Family Life Center.

All services are finished by 8:15 p.m.

Save Saturday Oct.27, 2012 for the Chili Cook-off, time and place to be announced.

We are preparing for our Christmas Bazaar on Nov. 10, any one desiring booth space contact Mary Rost at 812-243-9859. Booth rent is $10, there will be all types of arts and crafts, pampered chef, and other well known distributors, hand made items, jewelry, candles and many other great Christmas gift ideas Food and beverages will also be available. Bazaar hours are from 10:30-3:30 with the center being open an hour before and an hour after for setup and shut down.

Bus services are available to all for all of the worship services, please contact the church office to arrange your transportation needs: 812-242-9556.

Rosedale Baptist Church

Rosedale Baptist Church at Depot and Middle Street in 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.

 Come and Join Us For Our Next “ Youth Group” Oct. 28. We will be leaving the church at noon to go to Hog Wallow Farm (Pumpkin Patch in Dana). We will have hot dogs and soup there. We will leave Hog Wallow and return to the church at 5 p.m. Please bring a permission slip to go to Hog Wallow with us. Be sure to dress appropriately (warm jacket and old shoes) since it can certainly get cold and muddy at the Pumpkin Patch.

Central Christian Church

- Disciples of Christ

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.

Immediately following worship, we will meet in the parking lot for our annual Blessing of the Animals. You may bring your pet, a photo of your pet, or a special stuffed animal.

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 General Board will meet Sunday at noon for a time of church business, prayer, and fellowship.

Our Chancel Choir blesses us each Sunday with their music ministry. All are invited to join, and practice is held each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

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

 Please join us at 4950 E. Wabash Ave. The church office or our minister, Rev. Rebecca Zelensky, can be reached at 812-877-9959. Our church web site is

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 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. & 10:45 a.m. with Sunday school classes beginning 10:00 a.m.

Our north campus, located at 1075 North Fruitridge Avenue, 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. 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 9:50-10:40 a.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m. and also on Wednesdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m. X-Treme Tweenz is a group for all fifth graders that meets bi-monthly on Sundays from 4-6:00 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 underway and will run through Oct. 24.

 To start the work week, every Monday a prayer meeting is held at 6 p.m. in the Chapel. Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program from hurts, habits and hang-ups, meets every Friday evening 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 mornings 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 www.mountple

Pimento UMC

Pimento UMC , located at 2399 E Edwards Dr in Pimento will host a Revival beginning Sunday evening October 21 at 7 p.m. and continuing thru Wednesday evening 7 p.m. nightly. Pastor Bob Roush will be giving the message each night. There will be Special music each night from various groups to lead us into Worship. Mark your calendars and begin praying for a mighty outpouring of the Holy Spirit to renew our hearts for the plans he has for each of us.

For more information you can contact Pastor Tim Voll at 812-229-2385

Emmanuel UMC

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. This Sunday October 21, our worship service will be led by Emmanuel UMC Youth! Come on out and support them at 10:30 a.m. Emmanuel UMC is a handicap accessible facility and we welcome everyone!

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

Come on out to Emmanuel UMC on Tuesday October 30 from 6-8 p.m. for a special and safe time of “Trunk-or-Treating.”  There will be lots of candy (of course!), hot dogs, chips, drinks and treats from trunks! Fun for the whole family. Everyone is welcome.

The church is at 6076 U.S. 150 in West Terre Haute. Call 812-535-4218 or visit

Unity Presbyterian Church

Worship service at 1207 E. Springhill Dr. is 10:30 a.m. All are welcome! Our Pastor is Linda Peters. Her sermon, “Finishing What We Have Begun,” based on Psalm 40 and II Corinthians 8:9-15. 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 10:00 a.m. For the month of October, Unity will pray for Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA. and Howesville Presbyterian Church, Jasonville, this week, blessings to all who volunteer, staff members, bus drivers, administrators and students at Lost Creek Elementary School.

Unity is having a Clothing Sale at Popoff Cleaners, 1519 Wabash Ave., Saturday, October 20  from 8 a.m. to noon.

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 evening 6 p.m. Church office: (812) 299-2206.

First Baptist

Our Sunday morning worship service is at 9:30 a.m. and this week our pastor will speak on the topic “Generous Living Through Faith” with scripture text from Luke 21:1-4. Music will be presented by the Sanctuary Choir as they sing “Redemption Song” arranged by Dave Williamson. Music will also be presented by The Sanctuary Bell Choir and they will play an arrangement by Sandra Eithun of “Give Me Jesus.”

A children’s story is included each Sunday, after which children in grades K-3 are dismissed to Children’s Church.

The First Link Hospitality Center is open before and after the worship service providing light refreshments and a place for members and guests to become better acquainted through casual conversation. Sunday School, with classes for all ages, is at 10:45 a.m. Pre-school Sunday School and extended care is provided throughout the morning.

   On Sunday evening at 6 p.m. our First Baptist Music Ministry will present the annual Fall Evensong. Music will be performed by The Sanctuary Choir, Senior Singers, Children’s Choir, Youth and Sanctuary Bell Choirs. The theme for this service will be “God’s Story...Our Story” based on scripture from Luke 24:13-35. The narration is based on the writings of Dr. Constance Cherry, professor of worship at Indiana Wesleyan University and author of “The Worship Architect.”

Trunk or Treat will be held on Sunday evening, Oct. 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the church parking lot. Children from the church and community are invited to stop by to receive candy from over twenty theme decorated car trunks. Games and light refreshments will also be available. This event is provided free of charge to provide a safe, family-friendly environment as an alternative to the traditional trick or treating.

First Baptist Church is an American Baptist Church located at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Our ministry staff includes Rev. Bernie Jackson, Senior Pastor; Rev. Steve Newman, Associate Pastor; John Campbell, Youth Minister; Jill Kirchoff, Children’s Minister; and Gina Dorsett, Weekday Pre-School Director. Further information regarding our church is available on the website at

Seelyville UMC

Pastor Jack Diel and the Seelyville UMC Family invite you to worship with us on Laity Sunday, October 21, 2012, at 9:30 a.m.

Nursery care will be provided by Chris Arney and Margaret Manus, and a time of fellowship and refreshment will begin at 10:45 a.m. with Pam Alexander & Karen Swanson as Hostesses. Kid’s Hour continues from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster with assistant Pam Alexander. Children from age 5 - 12 are encouraged to attend.

The Laity Sunday committee, including Connie Atkinson and Terry Tingley, has planned a morning program of scripture, hymns, and skits entitled “Baggage.”

The focus for the message reminds us that we often strap ourselves down with the careless words and actions of others. Therefore, we must give this baggage over to Christ and find our identity in Him. Scripture readings are Psalm 33 and John 15: 1-5 and 9- 11.

The chancel choir will present an anthem under the direction of Cathleen Flynn, and organist/pianist Jane Linville will accompany the familiar hymns “Are Ye Able,” “O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee,” and “Christ for the World We Sing.”

The Agape Group continues its fall study on Monday, October 22 at 2:30 p.m. in the home of Edith Tucker. Webelos 2 meets at 6 p.m. and the Nurture Team at 6:30 p.m., both at the church. On Tuesday, Oct. 23, the Prayer and Bible Study group convenes at 10 a.m. and the New Member Exploration Class continues at 11 a.m. at the church. Scouting activities for Tuesday are Webelos 1 & Wolves at 6 p.m., followed by Tigers & Bears at 6:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, October 24 Yoga Class continues at 5:30 p.m. at the church under the direction of Trudy Newton. New members are always welcome. Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. will find Financial Peace University under the direction of Steve & Patty Jones meeting at the church. Plan ahead for Consecration Sunday and speaker Rev. Judi Purvis followed by a luncheon on Oct. 28.

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

Crossroads Baptist

Our Church currently meets at the Excalibur Catering building 212 W. National Ave. on U.S. 40 in West Terre Haute. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. EST, Worship Services are at 10:40 a.m. EST and at 6 p.m. EST with Pastor Walter D. Huyck, Jr.

Awana and Prayer Group meets at Consolidated Elementary School in West Terre Haute on Thursdays at 7 p.m. EST. Learn more about CrossRoads ministry opportunities and events on our website at Pastor Walt may be reached at his e-mail address: or on his cell at 812-230-2001.

Upcoming Fall Revival is Nov. 4-7, with local Evangelist Jeremy Coombes as our guest speaker for all services. Regular Revival meetings will be held at the Excalibur Catering Building at 212 West National Ave on U.S. 40, in West Terre Haute beginning on Sunday, November 4th at 10:40 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Weekday Revival meetings will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, November 5th; Tuesday, November 6th; and Wednesday, November 7th. Join us for all these events, and you will be blessed.

Grace Community Church

of Terre Haute

The Presence of God. The Word of God. The Love of God. This is what you will experience at Grace Community Church. We invite you to celebrate faith in God with us. Our celebration begins at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. 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.

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 Drive in Terre Haute. It is just west of Debaun’s 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.

Church of Jesus Christ

of Latter-day Saints

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints invite you to join us for Trunk or Treat Wednesday, October 24th at 6:30 p.m. at 1845 N 6 1/2 St., just north of Union Hospital on Ash.

Park your car in the parking lot and pop the trunk. Decorate it for fun and pass out candy while all the kids make the rounds. We hope you can join us in our fun Halloween tradition.

Call Olivia Goulding at 812-478-1266 for more information.

Memorial United Methodist

Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 2701 Poplar Street, Terre Haute, IN 47803, invites you to worship with us each Sunday. Parking is available in our large lot behind the church on Oak Street.

Please join us on Sunday October 21, 2012 for one of the following services. Rev. Scott’s sermon will be “The Dark Counsel”.

Anyone ever question God? Anyone ever thought they might have a better idea if God would only ask you? Anyone ever given God advice on how to handle a situation? Anyone not done these things? If so, then stand back, because Job did these things and to his surprise and humility, God answered him. But, not quite how Job thought! Scripture: Job 38 (selected verses).

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 October 9, and October 23, 2012 from 10 a.m.-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 6:30-8 p.m. 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 Christian, Clinton

The First Christian Church, 7th and Blackman Streets, Clinton, Indiana will have their annual CWF Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3 in the Fellowship Hall (downstairs). Lunch items will be Chili and Potato Soup (all you can eat), Bar-B-Que, Hot Dogs, Chili Dogs, Desserts, Tea, Lemonade, and Coffee. You may carry out or dine in for lunch.

There will be Baked Items, White Elephants, Crafts, and Home-Made Dried Noodles for sale.

Everyone is invited to come and shop, enjoy lunch, & visit with your friends. For more information you may call the church at 812-832-9180 from 9 a.m. to noon daily.

First Congregational

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio in Terre Haute, invites you to join us this Sunday, October 21st, as we continue our sermon series, “Walking with God” with the sermon “The Chosen: David.”

Perhaps no one figure in the Bible seemed to walk more closely with God than David, the shepherd boy who became king. And, perhaps no one figure is more repeatedly flawed than David, and yet again and again, David realized the importance of repentance and God showed the power of forgiveness. Join us as we explore David’s story and how his walk with God can impact our own.

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.

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