News From Terre Haute, Indiana


August 25, 2012

Church briefs: Aug. 25, 2012

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St. Stephen’s Episcopal

Services Sunday in the historic church at 217 N. Seventh St. include summer schedule Eucharists at 9 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.

Seelyville United Methodist

Pastor Jack Diel and the church family invite you to worship with us Sunday at 9:30 a.m., The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost. Nursery care will be provided by Nancy Fletcher, and a time of fellowship and refreshment, hosted by Mary Wade and Amy Price, follows the service. Adult Sunday school classes begin at 10:45 a.m.

The sermon by Pastor Jack it titled “Our Pilgrimmage to God.” As a community of faith, we are always on a pilgrimage to God that brings joy when we trust in God.  Scripture readings are 1 Kings 8:1, 6, 10-11, 22-26 and Psalm 84. Carolyn Pickel will serve as Liturgist. Kara Claybrook will present the special music accompanied by organist/pianist Mary Jensen.

Agape Circle will not meet on Mondays during the month of August. The Prayer and Bible Study group convenes at 10 a.m. Tuesday, in the church library. On Wednesday Yoga classes will be held with instructor Trudy Newton at 5:30 p.m.

The church is on the corner of U.S. 40 and Second Street in Seelyville. The church office phone number is (812) 877-1868 with e-mail contact available at ”We are a caring family making disciples for Jesus Christ.”

Maple Avenue United Methodist

The church welcomes all to worship with us this Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services lead by Pastor David Rockhill. The message this week is titled “The Bad Hair Day” which will incorporate scriptures Judges 16:4-17. This week’s theme is “strength without brains will get you into trouble.” 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. 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. There is something for everyone at Maple Avenue UMC and we hope you will join us for an inspirational worship service. For more information, check us out on the web at www.gbgm-

Rio Grande Baptist

The church congregation and Pastor Matt Larimer, located at 4411 E. Rio Grande, invite you to join us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. We celebrate with praise music, traditional hymns, special music and a children’s message.

On Wednesday at 7 p.m. please join us for Bible study. It is a casual atmosphere, but also informative. Questions are encouraged. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Beginning Thursday, Sept. 6 through Thursday Nov. 1, we will be offering Dave Ramsey’s “Financial Peace University” at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $89. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money God’s way, spend and save wisely, and much more. According to Mr. Ramsey, the average turnaround is $8,000 in just the first three months. For more information please visit the church website at www.riogrande or e-mail at  

Oregon Baptist

Sermon for Aug. 26 - Am I My Brothers Keeper? Genesis 4:1-15.

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 and Adult Bible Study on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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 the Riley Square, Riley; right off of Highway 46. Sunday morning services include Sunday School for all ages at 10 am and family worship service at 11 am. Wednesday night Prayer and 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 www.riley or check us out on facebook @RileyBibleChurch.

St. Mark United Church of Christ

You are invited to attend worship at St. Mark United Church of Christ at 475 S. Fruitridge Ave. at 9:30 am. Rev. Teresa Higus will be preaching a sermon titled “At Home With God” based on Psalm 84. 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 preschool 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 Wednesdays during the day our Sewing Gals meet from 9-2. All are welcome to join any of these events — membership not required.

Call the church office if you have any questions, (812) 232-8000, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

St. Benedict

The St. Benedict parish community celebrates Mass on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Daily Mass is celebrated each weekday with the exception of Wednesday at 12:05 pm. St. Benedict Church is located at 111 S. 9th St. Youth Ministry Mass and picnic is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 30 at Hawthorn Park from 4 to 7 p.m.

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, members of your family or friends. Every year adults are welcomed into the Catholic Community through RCIA. It is a learning experience that will change your life offering new meaning and new direction. Our group meets once a week beginning Aug. 29. If interested or have questions, contact Sue at (812) 232-8421 or

Holy Rosary

Fr. John Hollowell and the parishioners of Holy Rosary, Seelyville, invite you to join us for Sunday Mass at 10 a.m. You are also welcome to join us for daily Mass Monday evenings at 6 p.m. and Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m.

St. Joseph University Parish

St. Joseph University Parish, 113 S. 5th St., invites you to celebrate Mass with them this weekend. Mass is at 5 p.m. Saturday. Sunday Masses are at 9 a.m., 11 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.

Religious education classes are almost ready to begin again. Grade school and middle school will have classes on Sunday morning at 10:15 a.m. this year. Now is the time to register your children for the new school year.  

Our high school faith formation program will begin on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.  Classes are at Moran Center located at St. Patrick School on select Sunday evenings from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane McGee at for more information or to register. Youth Ministry Mass and picnic is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 30 at Hawthorn Park from 4 to 7 p.m.

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 Community College. Catholic Campus ministry strives to be the life-giving presence of Christ within the academic community.

Beginning this weekend, St. Joe welcomes new and returning students and celebrates the start of a new academic year. For more info go to: Welcome Weekend Masses at St. Joseph Church on Aug. 25 and 26 are: Saturday Mass at 5 p.m., Sunday Masses at 9 a.m., 11 am & 7 p.m. Freshman Welcome Mass and Reception at Rose-Hulman is on Saturday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. in the White Chapel. The welcome Mass & BBQ at Rose-Hulman will be Saturday, Sept. 1 at 5 p.m. in Kahn Room of the Student Union.

To commemorate our 175th anniversary, St. Joseph University Parish is compiling a cookbook. In keeping with the theme “Feed the Flock,” profits from the sale of the cookbooks will be donated to Samaritan Food Pantry and Catholic Charities Foodbank. Recipes from church members, family and friends will be collected until Aug. 25. Please submit recipes to: - the user name/login is: St. Joe’s Cookbook, the password is celery773. Recipes will then be sent to the printer so cookbooks can be back in time for the holidays.

Mark your calendar for a concert event you will not want to miss. Age to Age:  Generations of Faith, a concert event is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012, at St. Joseph University Parish. Leaving labels of youth, liturgical and contemporary behind, Catholic music icons Steve Angrisano, Dan Schutte and Chris Stephan come together to share their music with one another and the church. Three generations of faith are brought together with three powerful voices and one powerful faith. Ticket information will be available soon. This concert is sponsored by St. Joseph University Parish and the Terre Haute Deanery Center.

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.

Religious Education for grades Pre-K through 8 will begin the new school year with a Kickoff Event Sunday, Sept. 16, in the Legacy Room at 9:30 a.m. Students and their families are invited to join us for this event for breakfast, family activity and opportunity to meet your catechist.  

Our high school faith formation program will begin on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.  Classes are at Moran Center located at St. Patrick School on select Sunday evenings from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Call the parish office or contact Marcia Lane McGee at for more information or to register. Youth Ministry Mass and picnic is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 30, at Hawthorn Park from 4 - 7 p.m.

RCIA meets once a week beginning Aug. 29. If interested or have questions, contact Fr. Rick Ginther at (812) 232-3512 or

St. Margaret Mary parish invites you to a study of “James: Pearls for Wise Living” a program by Jeff Cavins. This study group meets on Sunday morning from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. in the Parish office. Everyone is absolutely welcome to attend. To register or for more information call the parish office at (812) 232-3512.

The Annual St. Margaret Mary Parish Labor Day Garage Sale is coming up. Plan to stop by Friday, Aug. 31, Saturday, Sept. 1, and Labor Day, Sept. 3 ($1 a bag sale on Monday the 3rd).

St. Mary-of-the-Woods Village

St. Mary-of -the-Woods Village Church invites you to join us for liturgy Sunday morning at 9 am. For further information about our services or events please call the parish office at 812-535-1261.

St. Patrick

Fr. Rick Ginther, Pastor and St. Patrick parish community, 1807 Poplar St., invite you to join us for 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 mornings at 8:15 a.m. On Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, a city-wide Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick Church at 9 a.m. For information about our services or programs call the parish office at (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 program will begin on Sept. 9 with our annual Kickoff Event. Plan to join us for breakfast, activity and a chance to meet our catechists for the year. Kickoff Event will be from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m at the Moran Center. Parents and families plan to join students for this special welcoming event. Sunday, Sept. 16 will be our first full day of religious education classes at St. Patrick for grades Pre-K through 8. Class time is 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.     

Our high school faith formation program will begin on Sunday, Sept. 9. Classes are at the Moran Center located at St. Patrick School on select Sunday evenings from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Call the parish office or contact Marcia Lane McGee at jump.youthminis for more information or to register. Youth Ministry Mass and picnic is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 30 at Hawthorn Park from 4 - 7 p.m.

RCIA meets once a week beginning Aug. 29. If interested or have questions, contact Fr. Rick Ginther at (812) 232-8518 or

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish welcomes our new Sacramental Minister, Father John Hollowell. Join us to celebrate Mass at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday or noon on Sunday.

Religious education classes will begin Sept. 9 and will run from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Registration forms are available in the Holy Family Center. Register as soon as possible. For more information call the office at (812) 466-1231.

Youth Ministry Mass and picnic is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 30 at Hawthorn Park from 4 - 7 p.m.

RCIA meets once a week beginning Aug. 29. If interested or have questions, contact Barb Black at (812) 466-1231 or

Deanery Pastoral Center

Catholicism Adult Formation Program, a documentary series, will be facilitated by Sr. Mary Montgomery at the Deanery Center on 11 consecutive Wednesday mornings beginning Sept. 19, 10 a.m. - noon. “Witness the most significant story ever told. Journey with acclaimed author, speaker and theologian, Fr. Robert Barron, to more than 50 locations throughout 15 countries. Be illuminated by the spiritual and artistic treasures of this global culture that claims more than one billion of the earth’s people.” Advance registration is required by Sept. 12. Cost: $20 for materials. Contact the deanery center for more information or to register at (812) 232-8400 or

You are invited to join us for the 38th Annual Catholic Charities Terre Haute Benefit on Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Idle Creek Banquet Center. The event will begin with a silent auction followed by dinner program and guest speakers. Entertainment will be provided by Jack Shannon and Pete Lannoo. Join us to celebrate Catholic Charities Terre Haute. For information contact Catholic Charities Terre Haute, 1801 Poplar St., (812) 232-1447.

John Paul II Catholic High School Yard Sale - JPII will have its annual yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The sale will take place at the school, located at 1330 Lafayette Ave., Terre Haute. Donations are being accepted for the yard sale.  Call (812) 232-0964 or (812) 249-7385 to make arrangements for delivery. Show your support for the only Catholic High School in the Terre Haute Deanery by stopping by the Yard Sale.

Peniel United Methodist

Peniel United Methodist Church, Kennedy Crossing Rd., Brazil.

End of August already. Time does fly by. We are thankful for the late rains. Probably won’t help the crops, but it will help the rivers, lakes and those important wells. As the saying goes, “you never miss the water till the well runs dry.”

The Scripture for this Sunday is from Ephesians 6: 10-20.

“Putting on Our Spiritual Armor” will be the sermon presented by Pastor Pippin.  For the Children’s Moment (and adults young at heart) we will hear “The Teacher’s Big Mistake.”

Choir practice will be at 7 p.m. on Sept. 5.

Laundry and dish detergents are needed by Brazil Food Pantry.

Join us for Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and Church Services at 10:45 a.m.

For more information, contact Pastor Pippin at (812) 443-8489.

Second Missionary Baptist

Members of Second Missionary Baptist Church in Brazil will be celebrating their 138th Church Anniversary on Aug. 26,. There will be Worship Services at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The Pastor and Congregation from Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church in Terre Haute will be responsible for the afternoon Worship Service. A celebratory meal will be served at approximately 2 p.m. Everyone is invited.

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. Jimmie Moore’s sermon titled “With the Greatest of Ease: The Risky Challenge of Christian Discipleship” (Matthew 16:13-28), and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and special music by the Chancel Choir, directed by Director Erich Kendall.

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 “God Promised to Be with Us” (Ezekiel 34: 23-31).

Sunday School Rally Day Picnic (student and adult classes) will be in Fairbanks Park at noon. A “carry-in” lunch will be served, and games, events, boat rides, and adult activities will follow. Everyone is invited to participate.

The first choir rehearsal of the Fall Semester will be on Sunday morning, Aug. 26, at 9 a.m. We invite the students of Indiana State, Rose-Hulman, St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, Harrison College, and Ivy Tech who have interest in singing in a beautiful traditional church, led by an excellent choir director, accompanied by a published organist, and backed by a very fine old 1600+ pipe organ, to join us.

Become a “disciple” through Bible Study. Study the Scriptures (from Genesis to Revelation) with us in a course lasting 34 weeks. We will meet weekly for 2 and 1/2 hours (from September to May). Each participant makes a commitment to daily preparation, weekly attendance, and full participation in the group study session.  Contact the Centenary Church office for more information.

On Monday, Aug. 27, at 10 a.m., join us in good conversation at the Prayer Shawl Ministry, gathering and working with others to create items that will be given to elevate the spirits of those who need uplifting.

The Church’s Seventh Street entrance is handicapped acccessible, 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 have interest in Centenary’s music programs such as the Chancel Choir, let us know. Also consider participating in our Handbell Choir, directed by Debbie Thompson. If you would like to take part in Sunday School, in youth activities directed by Amanda Tramel, and in our very active women’s ministries, call the Church Office, any day, at (812) 232-2319.

United Campus Ministries

An Open House-Reception will take place at United Campus Ministries, located on North Seventh St., adjacent to Centenary U.M. Church and across the street from ISU’s Landini Center for the Performing Arts, Sunday, Aug. 26, from noon to 2 p.m. Join us in welcoming the new director, the Rev. Dr. Joni Clark, and the new office manager, Jennifer Bose, as they begin their ministry to the students of Indiana State University, Rose-Hulman, and St. Mary-of-the-Woods College. United Campus Ministries serves students from many faith backgrounds and is a nurturing community where young people wrestle with questions of life, faith, and meaning. UCM is a safe harbor in the confusing storm that students call life as they attend institutions of higher education in the Wabash Valley.

Central Presbyterian

Central Presbyterian Church (125 North 7th St.) will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Davis’s sermon, “A Difficult Teaching,” will be based on John 6:56-69, which describes how Jesus’ teachings troubled some of his followers.  Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. For more details, call the church office (812) 232-5049 or visit us online:

First Unitarian Universalist

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

Our service is each Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday Aug. 26 at 10:30 a.m. the Rev. Jennie Barrington will be in the pulpit. The title of her sermon is “Ministry at Reunions.” As the upcoming Labor Day Weekend is an occasion for reunions of family, friends, neighbors, or co-workers, this sermon will explore some best practices to help such gatherings be harmonious.

Sunday, Aug. 26 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: Freedom of Association, Assembly, Friendship, Voluntary Group Membership.

Children’s Religious Education begins at 10:50 - There are two groups, youth ages 5 to 9 and Tweens, ages 10 and up. Child care 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 child care for young children. We can be reached by phone (812) 232-1193 or visit our Website:

Memorial United Methodist

Memorial United Methodist Church, 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.

Join us Sunday, Aug. 26, for one of the following services. The Rev. Scott’s sermon will be “Words of Eternal Life.” Jesus gives some pretty hard teachings about the spiritual understanding of the flesh and blood. No fluff here. And some of those followers were uncomfortable with these difficult teachings. Some left. Look around and you will see there are lots of people, philosophies, movements, and groups which clamor for your attention, but only one has “words of eternal life.” Will you leave? Scripture: John 6:56-69 and Psalm 84.

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.

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.

Memorial Preschool, a ministry of Memorial Church, still have openings in their 2 and 3 year old classrooms. Call the preschool office at (812) 232-9046 for more details. Classes begin Sept. 4.

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, join us.

Nami (National Alliance on Mental Illness) meets the 3rd Thursday of the month 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 call our church office at (812) 234-0776, fax us at (812) 235-3574 or visit our website at

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.

Smith Park United Methodist

Worship service will begin at 10 a.m. at the Brentlinger Shelter in Fowler Park. This service will also include a baptismal service by immersion. A carry-in picnic lunch will follow. On Saturday, Sept. 8, at 6 p.m. we will have a gospel sing with the Yellow Hammer Group of musicians along with other gospel music presenters. Our pastor, Ed Gladish, can be reached at (812) 241-5053. The church is located north of West Terre Haute on Ferguson Hill.

First Baptist

Our Sunday morning worship service is at 9:30 a.m. and this week Pastor Bernie Jackson’s sermon topic will be “Speaking Without Fear” with scripture text from Jeremiah 1:4-10. Music will be provided by The Sanctuary Choir as they begin a new season of music ministry. The children’s story this week will be given by Mike Allen, after which children in grades K-3 are dismissed to their own age appropriate programming. Sunday School, with classes for everyone, is at 10:45 a.m. The First Link Hospitality Room is available before and after the worship service serving freshly brewed Rex coffee and light refreshments and providing a place for connection and conversation for members and guests. Pre-School Sunday School and extended care is available throughout the morning.

The Fall Learning Series continues on this Sunday at 6 p.m. This is a four week small group study of “Building Biblical Community” written by Bill Donahue and Steve Gladden. Programming for children and youth also meets Sunday evenings with Youth Music Team at 5 p.m., followed at 6 p.m. by American Baptist Youth Gathering for middle and high school students and Children’s Choir for elementary children.

Our Christian Education Ministry Team is planning for Community Fellowship Day on Sept. 9. This will be a special day to reconnect as we enter into the fall season.  Worship and Sunday School will be held as usual in the morning. Then, everyone is invited to join with friends and family for a time of games, fellowship and food in the afternoon. Afternoon activities, provided from 4 until 8 p.m., will include inflatable games and activities for children, organized games for youth and adults, and a dunking booth.

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

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 continue with our sermon series, Famous Bible Stories of the Old Testament, Elijah at Mount Carmel on Aug. 26, and, our series final, Daniel in the Den of Lions on Sept. 2.

Try one of our small groups or various Bible studies available throughout the week at both campuses. Music and arts opportunities 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 a.m.-10:40 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. and also on Wednesdays from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. X-Treme Tweenz is a group for all fifth graders that meets at 4:30 p.m. every other Sunday.

 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 begins Sept. 5 and runs through Oct. 24.

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

North Campus Activities

Mom2Mom meets the third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. with child care provided. This group is ideal for making new friends and sharing parenting tips and ideas. Outings for moms and children will be planned. Lifeline youth ministry meets at the North Campus every other Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.

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, can call our south campus at (812) 232-4808 or north campus (812) 232-2478 or visit

United Methodist Temple

United Methodist Temple meets at 5301 S. U.S. 41 to worship Yahweh, God of being and becoming, revealed in Jesus Christ. Every Sunday we celebrate the Shalom that is found in relationship to God, enabling us to walk in wonder, awe, and freedom. Both of our Sunday morning worship services are come as you are services with slightly different flavors. At 8:45 a.m. we utilize liturgy, hymns, and ancient creeds of the church. At 11 a.m. we emphasize praise choruses, interaction, in a blend with hymns. In all of this, we experience worship as God enjoys us enjoying God.

This Sunday following the lectionary we lift up Ephesians 6:10-20 and John 6:59-69 as we discover “What Armor Are You Missing?” Pastor Steve Cain will bring this message. There are seven weapons of the Spirit mentioned in the passage from Ephesians. Come and get equipped for your future.

Bible Studies will start on Sept. 11. At 9:30 a.m. we will begin an intensive study of the Psalms, utilizing our Bibles. At 7 p.m. we will begin a study of Boundaries utilizing the books and workbooks of Dr. John Townsend and Dr. Henry Cloud. On Wednesday September 12th a study of Paul led by Paula West and Jill Kuckewich utilizing the tapes of Beth Moore will begin. Another study of James taught by Ruby Piety is forming. Call in and sign up for these studies.

Our Weekly Schedule: Weekday Office Hours 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Sunday: 8:45 Holy Worship, 11 Holy Worship, 6:30 p.m. Youth Outreach — led by our Youth Team Leader Tante Robinson (this is for all 6th graders through High school).

Monday: 10:30 a.m., Holy Yoga led by Macy Kalb, noon. Celebrate Recovery with lunch — all are welcome.

Tuesday and Thursday: 6 p.m., Zumba led by Julia Winstead

Wednesday: 6 p.m., Weightwatchers, 7:30 p.m., Christian Yoga led by Macy Kalb

Thursday: 10 a.m., Piecemakers (quilting ministry), 6:15, Bells rehearsal, 7, Choir Rehearsal

You may reach our offices and team leaders at (812) 299-1898. Rev. Steve Cain may be reached at this number or by email at, or (812) 870-5749.

Unity Presbyterian

Worship service at 1207 E. Springhill Dr. is 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. Our Pastor is Linda Peters. Her sermon, “The Words of Eternal Life,” based on Psalm 84 and John 6:56-69. This Sunday is the last class about Presbyterianism which begins at 9:30 a.m. before worship. Child care is available. Join us for coffee and fellowship following the service.

On September 9, Adult Bible Study begins 9 a.m., Sunday School for younger children will follow Children’s Moment.

For the month of August, Unity will pray for Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico and First Presbyterian Church, Farmersburg. This week, blessings to all who volunteer, are staff members, bus drivers, administers and students of Deming Elementary.  

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

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

Celestial Christian

Celestial Christian Church with Pastor Greg L. Henderson, Jr.

Sunday Worship at 2 p.m. in its new location at 1610 N. 25th St., Terre Haute.

Call (812) 917-4410 or visit

August Worship Celebration: Every Sunday in August at 2 p.m., we will be celebrating God’s Greatness at our new location featuring guest speakers/pastors.  The closing celebration service is an all White Everything Worship Event (wear all white), it will be Sunday (Welcome Back Worship Service); featuring musical guest “Soldier’s of The Cross”... and we will be giving away a free flat screen TV (as well as other items) and food will be served after service. If you are interested in promoting your business/product/service at our event, contact the church office at (812) 917-4410 for additional info on how you can do so.

Fall Revival - “Restoring The Joy”: Guest Speaker Pastor Eddie M. Payne of First Agape Baptist Church (New Orleans, La.)

September 5-7 at 7 p.m. (refreshments will be served each night at 6 p.m.)

Breden Memorial United Methodist

There are many scriptures in the Word that talk about the heart. Let me remind you that the heart they speak of is not that little muscle that pumps blood through your body. The Biblical heart refers to one’s inner character, feelings, or inclinations. For example: Is the real you in a right relationship with God?

Pastor Deal will be speaking this Sunday on the subject of “Creating A Clean Heart.” Scripture lesson is found in 1 Peter 5:6-11.

Our Sunday Worship Service begins at 9:30. Sunday School follows immediately after worship at 10:50.

AA meets on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

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

Eighth Ave. Baptist

Eighth Ave. Baptist Church welcomes you to their series of messages by Pastor Dick Smith. The topic of this series is; “Sermons For Life.”

This Sunday (Aug. 26) in our 10 a.m. Worship Services, Pastor Smith will be speaking on the subject: “The Christian Example of Living,” based on the text from 1 Thessalonians 4: 9-12.

We also welcome you to attend our Sunday evening services at 6 p.m., and our Wednesday evening Bible Study at 6 p.m.; we are currently studying the book of Romans in our mid week Bible Study.

First Congregational

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio in Terre Haute, invites you to join us this Sunday, Aug. 26, as we wrap up our exploration of faith with the message – “What about Faith and Doubt?” As we complete our discussion of faith, we look at the ways doubt plays into faith and how doubt can be a factor in strengthening our relationship with God.

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

Throughout August and September, we will be collecting baby clothes (sizes 3 months to 18 months) and infant and toddler toys to help support the Christmas House project at CCTH. We will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the area food bank. Members and friends are invited to share in this ongoing mission project.

For more information visit or listen to our music and sermons at


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