News From Terre Haute, Indiana

October 27, 2012

Church Briefs: Oct. 27, 2012


---- — EDITOR’S NOTE: The Tribune-Star’s Church Briefs submission process has changed.

We will no longer accept submissions by fax, postal service or hand delivery. Only e-mailed reports to will be published.

Submissions may be approximately 500 words. (Please use computer word count function to measure.) There is no required minimum length.

Editing and proofreading will be limited to typesetting and headlines. Correction of spelling and other errors are the responsibility of the person submitting the report. Please do not use all capital letters.

Briefs must be received eight days before Saturday publication. Please include a contact name and phone number. If announcing an event, list time, date, address and cost; notices will be published the Saturday prior to the event.

Terre Haute

St. Stephen’s Episcopal

Services Sunday in the historic church at 217 N. Seventh St. include Eucharists at 8 and 10 a.m. Afterward, join the camaraderie, coffee and conversation in the Great Hall.

There is also a noon Thursday service in the chapel.

For more details, visit or call (812) 232-5165 Tuesday through Friday.

Saints Home Church

of God in Christ

The church extends an invitation to the public to join us for our Annual Men’s Summit. The theme is “Real Men, Real Issues, Real Solutions.” A Prayer Breakfast with take place on Saturday, Oct. 27, starting at 9:30 a.m. followed by seminars. The weekend will conclude Sunday, Oct. 28 at 11:30 a.m.

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

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

Cory Zion

The church will be having it’s 29th annual Turkey Supper, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, from 4 to 8 p.m. The cost of the dinner is a free will offering. There will be a delivery service available for Cory, Clay City, Center Point, Saline and Riley areas. Anyone wanting this service may call the church at 812-864-2720. The church is three miles south of Cory from Highway 46, or three miles west of Highway 59. Everyone is invited to attend.

Crossroads Baptist

Our church currently meets at Excalibur Catering building 212 W. National Ave on US 40 in West Terre Haute. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Worship services are at 10:40 a.m. and 6 p.m. with Pastor Walter D. Huyck, Jr. Awana and Prayer Group meets at Consolidated Elementary School in West Terre Haute Thursdays at 7 p.m. Learn more about CrossRoads ministry opportunities and events on our website at Pastor Walt may be reached at his email address: or on his cell 812-230-2001.

Upcoming Fall Revival is Nov. 4 through Nov. 7, with local Evangelist Jeremy Coombes as the guest speaker. Regular revival meetings will be at Excalibur Catering Building, West Terre Haute, beginning Sunday, Nov. 4 at 10:40 a.m. and 6 p.m. Weekday revival meetings will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5; Tuesday, Nov. 6; and Wednesday, Nov. 7.

Maple Avenue United Methodist

The church welcomes all to worship with us this Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Pastor David Rockhill will deliver Sunday’s message titled “The Ultimate Sacrifice” which will incorporate scripture Hebrews 7:23-28. The theme this week is Jesus is our priest forever, offering an eternal sacrifice. 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. 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. You may call the church 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

Rio Grande Baptist

Pastor Matt Larimer and the congregation of the church welcomes you to our Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. We are a family oriented church, we worship with traditional hymns as well as contemporary praise and worship music and videos. Children and youth are invited to attend Bible learning classes during the message. On Wednesday at 7 p.m. we offer Bible study and share prayer concerns. Everyone is welcome to attend. Complimentary coffee is available.

Rio Grande is located at 4411 E. Rio Grande Ave., at the corner of Erickson and Rio Grande. Please visit our website at or email at

Oregon Baptist

Sermon for Oct. 28: Conquest in Calamity; scripture is II Corinthians 12:7-10

The church is an American Baptist Church located at 11200 S. Carlisle St., 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 pre-k through high school Wednesday at 7 p.m. The pre-k to 2nd grade are learning “Values to Grow By” this year using a series from Veggie Tales. The 2nd through 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 N. Seventh St., in Terre Haute’s Arts Corridor and adjacent to Indiana State University, welcomes you. Worship with us, Sunday, at 9:30 a.m. Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s sermon, “Finding Our Treasures” (Luke 12: 22-34) and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and the Chancel Choir, directed by Erich Kendall, sing “Seek Ye First” (by J. M. Martin).

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), Brian Royer will teach and lead discussion on “Phillip and the Ethiopian Eunuch” (Acts 8: 26-39). 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 Hayes and Nancy Rogers. Theme for all classes on Oct. 28 is “God Chooses Joshua.”

On Sunday at 7 p.m. the “Big Questions” Discussion Group 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 topics will be led by the Rev. Phyllis Peters.

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 1/2 hours (from September to May). This Bible Study will take place on Mondays, from 2:30 to 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. 28, students are invited to a Halloween Party at Fowler Park, 12 noon to 3 p.m.

The Art and Holiday Gift Fair, an annual event at Centenary, will take place on Nov. 2 and 3. It will begin with a gala Friday evening event that requires a ticket and includes appetizers, live music, and an opportunity to shop. On Saturday morning, from 8 a.m. until 12 noon, activities include breakfast selections and a continuation of the sale of art objects, creative gifts, and bakery items.

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 singing in the Chancel Choir, rehearsals are from 8:30-9:15 a.m., every Sunday. 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.

Prairie Park Baptist

The church will be observing Homecoming Oct. 27 and 28, 2012.

Saturday, Oct. 27 will be a Chili Cook-off at 5:30 p.m. Winner will be decided by the most money votes in their jars in front of their chili. All money will go to our Lottie Moon Christmas Mission Offering.

At 6:30 p.m. we will have a time of special music. At 7:30 p.m. we will have a hayride, bonfire and weenie roast.

All past, present members and visitors are welcome. Prairie Park constituted as a church on Oct. 17, 1992. This is our 20th year as a church. Roger Bear will be our guest speaker. Roger is a member of First Southern Baptist Church, Terre Haute. They were our mother church. Members from there came out to help start Prairie Park.

Special music will be brought by JB and Melanie O’Neal from Martinsville. They have performed in Terre Haute many times before. We’d like to encourage all members old and new and those visiting to come and celebrate with us.

For more information, call 812-299-9483 or e-mail Prairie Park is located on the corner of S. State Road 63 and Trueblood.

Hulman Street Wesleyan

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 Sunday morning. Pastor Dan Willis will be bringing the Message. Worship begins at 10:30 am.

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. 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 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. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 we will have a pitch-in dinner immediately following morning service. We are celebrating pastor appreciation month

We are preparing for our Nov. 10 Christmas Bazaar, 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.

St. Benedict

The parish community of St. Benedict, 111 S. 9th St., celebrates Mass 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. Sessions are weekly on Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 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 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.

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

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 country of origin to share.

Once a month the crafters meet to complete unique items for the Annual St. Margaret Mary Craft Fair. This year they have everything from decorated flip-flops to beautiful handmade Christmas wreaths. On Oct. 31 and Nov. 2, the noodle makers of the parish will be making homemade noodles which will also be available for purchase at the Craft Fair. Mark your calendars for the weekend before Thanksgiving, Saturday, Nov. 17 and Sunday, Nov. 18 and plan to visit our Annual St. Margaret Mary Craft Fair.

St. Mary’s Village

St. Mary’s Village Church invites you to join us for liturgy on Sunday morning at 9 a.m. Sunday morning religious education classes for pre-k through high school are held 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 also are welcome to join us for weekday Mass on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings 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 10:30-11:45 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 on Sunday evenings 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. Beginning the weekend of Nov. 3-4 our new Mass times will be Saturday 6:30 p.m. and Sunday 10:30 a.m. We will continue to celebrate first Friday senior Mass followed by lunch on the first Friday of each month at 11 a.m.

Religious education classes for grades pre-k through 8 are at 10:30 a.m. Beginning on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, religious education classes will meet from 9 to 10:15 a.m. 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. Greatest need this week is for food, diapers and dish soap. Our goal for year’s end is 5,500 items so far we have collected 1,000 items. Religious education children are keeping 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 6-7:45 p.m. The 365 people served by the pantry are grateful for all we do to help! God bless you for your generosity.

John Paul II Catholic High School Holiday Yard Sale will be Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Holy Family Center located at 2322 N. 13 1/2 St., Terre Haute. New and like-new Christmas decorations, baked goods, and more will be available.

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, Nov. 6 to Dec. 18, 2012, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Meetings will be 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. 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.

The upcoming Deanery Middle School Retreat: Fingerprints of God will take place on Saturday, Nov. 10 at St. Joseph University Parish Gregorian Room (5th St. and Ohio) from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This retreat is for students in grades 6-8. Middle school students from all parishes are invited. This is a great way for our children to learn more about God’s amazing love for them. It’s a fun day with enthusiastic high school youth leading prayers, small group activities and sharing their faith. Pizza will be served for lunch. Registration deadline is Monday, Nov. 5. For more information call Terre Haute Deanery Center at 812-232-8400 or contact Marcia Lane-McGee at

Peniel United Methodist

Kennedy Crossing Rd., Brazil

Plans for the Annual Turkey/Roast Beef Supper and Bazaar are under way. It will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3. Besides the good food, there will be plenty of crafts, home made noodles and jellies etc. available.

Pastor Pippin’s message for this Sunday is “When the Poor Won’t Shut Up! The scripture comes from St. Mark 10:46 - 52.

The Food Pantry would appreciate canned fruits or any other item you would like to donate.

Sunday School begins at 9:45 with church services at 10:45. Hope to see you there. Everyone is welcome. For more information contact Pastor Pippin at 812-443-8489.

St. John Missionary Baptist

Pastor Dexter D. Jordan and St. John Missionary Baptist Church Family welcome you to join us as we celebrate your 72nd Church Anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 3:30 p.m. Our special guests for the occasion will be Pastor Tony McGee and the Zion Hope Congregation of Indianapolis. The public is invited to worship with us. The church is located at 1915 Buckeye St., Terre Haute. For information, please contact the church at 812-232-2122.

First Unitarian Universalist


1875 Fruitridge Ave., Terre Haute.

Our Service is each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. On Oct. 28 at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Jennie Barrington’s sermon will be The Saving Powers of Caring Communities. This month we will begin our annual Stewardship Campaign. A pledge drive can bring up anxieties. But it will also evoke a sense of pride, and a renewed loyalty and conviction for how important our free religious tradition is, and how lucky we are to be able to freely join together, voice our wide range of opinions, and vote democratically. So this worship service will include several examples of how communities dwell and decide things together well, especially when they hold a wide range of opinions and backgrounds.

Caring communities of many types and sizes can have healing and saving powers.

Sunday, Oct. 28 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: Social Responsibility (continued)

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 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 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 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 “Set apart for Honorable Use” 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 St. A nursery for children three and under is available during the worship service.

Patton United Methodist

The Patton United Methodist Chuch, 21775 E. 225th Rd., Dennison, Ill., will hold it’s annual Spaghetti Supper, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 from 3 to 7 p.m. CDT. The church is located one mile west of the Indiana/Illinois State Line on the Clark/Edgar County Line Road and is handicapped accessible.

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 last of this year’s emphasis on stewardship, is entitled “Giving to God of Our Income.” It will be based on 2 Corinthians 8:1-7, in which the Apostle Paul encourages the members of the church at Corinth to be generous. During the worship service, members will be asked to make a financial pledge to the church’s operating budget for calendar year 2013. Sunday also is Reformation Sunday, in recognition of which we will receive a representative from Brazil Presbyterian Church, who will bring us good news about the life and ministry of that church. Our church, in turn, is sending Joyce Cook as our representative to Clinton United Presbyterian Church. 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 in Fellowship Hall. On Friday at 5:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall, there will be a silent auction and gourmet dinner as a prelude to the Church Bazaar that will be on Saturday. Tickets to the dinner are $10 per person (elementary students and younger children eat free of charge) and will be sold by Sandy Culp, Connie McLaren, and Eileen Whalen this Sunday. The Church Holiday Bazaar, held in Fellowship Hall next Saturday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., will be open to the public. Craft items, used books, bake goods, household goods, and Christmas items will be on sale. A pancake breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m. ($10 for a family, $5 for a single, $1 for student with ID). The 7th Cents Youth Group will be serving a café/lunch ($5) from noon until 2 p.m. For more details, call the church office 812-232-5049 or visit

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.

Sunday Oct. 28: Join Us For Our Next “Youth Group” We will plan to leave the church at 12 noon to go to Hog Wallow Farm (Pumkin Patch in Dana). We will provide hot dogs, buns, soup and crackers. We will leave Hog Wallow and return to the church at 5 p.m. Please bring a permission slip. Be sure to dress appropriately.

St. Paul Missionary Baptist

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 1000 S. 15th St., Terre Haute, Rev. Terry M. Clark, Church: 812-232-7790.

The church is celebrating annual Hallelujah Night (a Halloween alternative) on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. There will be candy and other treats, games and prizes. Please refrain from wearing ‘traditional’ scary costumes. If there are any questions, please call the church, 812-232-7790.

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 a.m.

Coming up on Oct. 28, 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 Oct. 28, we will be celebrating the Reformation of the Church that Martin Luther began on Oct. 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 call 812-232-7628.

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 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 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. 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 activities

An evening service called “6:35” is 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 to 10:40 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 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.

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, 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 activities

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 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

Unity Presbyterian

Worship service at 1207 E. Springhill Drive. is 10:30 am. All are welcome. Our Pastor is Linda Peters. Her sermon, “Overflowing Giving,” based on Psalm 136 and II Corinthians 9:6-15. Blessing of the Colors with a bagpiper is schedule as members and friends return their pledge cards. Bible Study, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School class following A Moment with the Children. Child care is available. Join us for coffee and fellowship following the service.

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 First Presbyterian Church, Jasper, this week, blessings to all who volunteer, staff members, bus drivers, administrators and students at Meadows Elementary School.

On Tuesday, Oct. 30, Unity will host a Trunk or Treat from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 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.

First Baptist

Our Sunday morning worship service is at 9:30 a.m. and this week our pastor will resume the sermon series on Christian legacy. The topic for this week is “Who Do You Want to be As A Christian? with scripture text from Philippians 3:7-14. Music will be presented by the Sanctuary Choir as they sing “Draw Me Close to You.” The prelude music and congregational hymn accompaniment will be provided by the First Baptist orchestra, directed by John Penry. 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.

Trunk or Treat will be Sunday evening, 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.

First Baptist Church is an American Baptist Church located at 4701 E Poplar Drive. We provide Sunday School for all ages, small groups, active youth and children’s programs, music ministry which includes opportunities for vocalists, bell ringers and instrumentalists, week-day preschool ministry, Beth Moore Bible studies and many other opportunities for worship, study, service and fellowship. 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

Emmanuel United Methodist

Please join us at Emmanuel United Methodist Church for fellowship at 9:15 a.m. and Sunday school beginning at 9:30 and for worship at 10:30 a.m. This Sunday we will have a Sunday Evening Worship service beginning at 6 p.m.

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

Come on out to Emmanuel UMC on Tuesday, Oct. 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.

Looking ahead: Emmanuel UMC’s annual Feast of the Harvest Dinner will be Saturday, Nov. 10 from 4-7 p.m.. Our feast will include: Turkey, ham, noodles, mashed potatoes & gravy, dressing, sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry salad, rolls, desserts and drinks. A free will offering will be accepted with all proceeds going to our Building Fund. Also, at the Feast will be a Silent Auction. Proceeds from the auction will go to the Building Fund as well.

6076 US Hwy 150, W Terre Haute, 812-535-4218,

Grace Community

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. The church offers Children’s Sunday School and Youth Sunday School. Our adults enjoy good fellowship, discussion and teaching.

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

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 behind the church on Oak Street.

Please join us Sunday, Oct. 28 for one of the following services. The sermon will be “Why Do Deacons Dress Funny?” Rev. Chiyona and Rev. Scott will dialogue about the roles of elders and deacons in the United Methodist Church. Among the many questions we will try to answer is “Why do deacons dress funny?” Despite of different gifts, different ordinations, and different duties, we serve one church and one Lord.

Scripture: I Corinthians 12:1-11 and John 15:12-17.

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 a.m. 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.

Plan to join us for Memorial’s annual Trunk or Treat in the back parking lot on October 28, 2012 from 5 to 6 p.m. If the weather is unsuitable it will be held inside.

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. Tai Chi with Rebecca Graves meets every Tuesday and Friday from 3-4 p.m.

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 812-877-9950.

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

Central Christian

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.

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.

Central Christian Church will host a booking signing at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28 with the author and a member of our church, Rev. Dr. William Hine. His book, “A Journey of Faith as a Guide for Joy and Peace through Prayer,” is a workbook designed to lift one’s faith in God higher.

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

United Methodist Temple

United Methodist Temple gathers to worship the God of Shalom as revealed in Jesus Christ at 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. We meet at 5301 Hwy 41 South, just north of Walmart.

This Sunday we celebrate Reformation Sunday and our Partners in Christ stewardship campaign for the fall. Rev. Dr. Steve Cain will bring a message entitled “Changing Through our Challenges.” We all have areas of weakness and blind spots that God can use for God’s purposes, once we have yielded them to his service.

Our weekly schedule is: Mondays—10:30 a.m. Holy Yoga; Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Bible Study utilizing PSALMS; 7 p.m. Bible study PSALMS. There is room in both studies and you may join at any time. Tuesday and Thursday nights we have zumba at 6 p.m. Wednesdays we have Bible study at 10 a.m. for women utilizing the study of Paul by Joyce Meyer. At 7 p.m. we have a Bible study on The Letter of James. Thursdays at 10 a.m. our prayer quilt ministry Piecemakers meets.

Thursday night is our music night with Jill Kuckewich leading us. Bell practice (open to all) meets at 6 p.m., and chancel choir meets at 7:15 p.m. Through the work of this important group we experience music that feeds our souls, every Sunday. On Friday’s, we have Christian Yoga at 10:30 a.m. under the leadership of Macy Kalb. Come and experience this gentle but dynamic yoga, good for the body, good for the soul, and Christ-centered.

This Saturday we will be holding our third annual trunk or treat from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Come and observe Biblically themed decorated cars, enjoy a unique maze for the kids, and goodies and fellowship for all.

Please reach us at our office through Margaret Fulsom, our secretary at 299-1898. Jill Kuckewich, our choir and bell and music director, and Tante Robinson, Youth Team Leader, can be reached by this number also. Janet Friedrich, director of the Temple Pre School can be reached at 299-3336. Rev. Steve Cain can be reached at 812-870-5749 or email All are welcome to our worship and our excellent Sunday school for all ages that starts at 10 a.m. Also at 10 a.m. we have a “Welcome Cafe.”

Breden Memorial United Methodist

As is the case in many areas of our lives, financial giving is down. I understand that to be true in many churches. It is especially true if there is no passion for giving. God’s work should not suffer in financial slowdowns especially if we have a passion to give.

Pastor’s message this week will be: “Guidlines For Sowing.” The scripture is found in 2 Corinthians 9:6

Saturday (today) Pumpkin Patch Party at the Church at 1 p.m. Sunday Worship at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School will follow at 10:50 a.m. AA Group meets on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. Ladies’ Prayer Group meets on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.

Seelyville United Methodist

Pastor Jack Diel and the Seelyville UMC Family invite you to worship with us on “Consecration Sunday” Oct. 28 at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care will be provided and Kid’s Hour will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster with assistants C. Ebaugh & N. Herman. Children from age 5 to 12 are encouraged to attend. Rev. Judi Purvis will deliver the message on Consecration Sunday with Ernestine Baker serving as Liturgist. The choir, under the direction of Cathleen Flynn, will present the anthem “Like a Mighty Stream.” As a part of our Consecration Sunday stewardship process, a luncheon will follow the service at 11 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Reservations are appreciated.

The Agape Group continues its fall study on Monday, Oct. 29, at 2:30 p.m. in the home of Edith Tucker. At 5:30 p.m. SPRC with John Groves will take place at the church and Webelos 2B meets at 6 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. On Tuesday, Oct. 30, 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.

Come experience “Trunk or Treat” on Wednesday, Oct. 31st in the upper parking lot of our church. Dress up and decorate the trunk of your vehicle while enjoying fellowship and the smiles of young children from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Halloween! Yoga will also be taking place in the church at 5:30 p.m. with instructor Trudy Newton.

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.”

First Congregational

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio in Terre Haute, invites you to join us this Sunday, Oct. 28th, as we continue our sermon series, “Walking with God” with the sermon “Braveheart: Esther.” The Bible is filled with wonderful stories. Imagine the story of a young orphaned woman who becomes queen and then must risk her position and her life to thwart a plot in the palace that would kill many people. That is the story of Esther. This is also Mission Sunday and our special mission offering will go to support the Thanksgiving Dinner at Lighthouse Missions.

Church services are at 8:30 (meditative) and 10:30 (traditional) each Sunday morning. 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.

Join us, too, on Sunday, Nov. 4th as we bless the hats, scarves and gloves for children in our community on All Saints / Children’s Sabbath.

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

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