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April 27, 2013

CHURCH BRIEFS: April 27, 2013

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St. Stephen’s Episcopal

Worship services in the historic church at 217 N. Seventh St. are at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday. There is also a noon Thursday service.

After worship Sunday join the camaraderie, coffee and conversation. All are welcome.

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

Special Adult Forum on May 5  — The Thomas Christians of Kerala:The Long Arm of Pentecost. Today in the Indian state of Kerala a group of some three million Christians call themselves Thomas Christians and proudly trace their heritage to the year 52 AD, when by their tradition Thomas landed on the coast of India. Because they are also known in India as Syrian Christians, their story involves also the early Christian communities in Syria. With slides to illustrate, Dorothy Drummond will tell this story: “The Thomas Christians of Kerala: The Long Arm of Pentecost,” at 11:20 on Sunday, May 5. She promises to be finished by noon.

Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church

Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its Pastor Charles D. Irvin, Jr. and First Lady Peggy Irvin’s 17th pastoral anniversary Sunday. Services will be 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Our guest preacher for the day will be the Rev. Lincoln Bingham, pastor of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky. Everyone is invited to attend.

New Life Fellowship

“EndTime Prophecy” series continues every Wednesday through May 8 at 6:30 p.m. come learn from Irwin Baxter how to connect current events to Biblical prophecy. The signs of the times are appearing all around us—you will want to know the sign posts to watch for. Children ages 4 to 11 will be engaged in well planned activities created just for them in our Kidz Worship Center. This is a great time to come see for yourself what New Life Fellowship is all about. It’s more than a building—and there’s a place for you. Sunday school and morning worship for all ages at 10 a.m. every Sunday. Dynamic worship services every Sunday night at 6 p.m. Nueva Vida (services in Spanish) every Sunday at 1 p.m. at North Campus (1851 N. Chamberlain). Come be our guest—7849 Wabash (East Glenn)——where no one has a past and everyone has a future.

Maple Avenue United Methodist

Maple Avenue United Methodist Church welcomes all to worship with us this Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Pastor David Rockhill invites all to hear his message titled “Crossing Boundries” which will include scriptures Acts 11:1-8. This week our theme tells us that God has broken down boundaries, so even the “unclean” we are welcome to his fellowship. Also this week the choruses and hymns will include “The Church’s One Foundation,” “Help Us Accept Each Other,” “Blest Be the Tie That Binds” and “More Like You.” At the 10:30 a.m. service the children’s sermon will be given and the chancel choir will sing an anthem.

We offer free transportation to and from the 10:30 a.m. worship service. If you would like a ride to church, please call the church office before noon on Fridays during the week. We will be happy to pick you up and bring you to church. You may call the church at 812-232-7263. We hope you will join us for this inspirational worship service.

Maple Avenue offers many programs for adults and children alike. Programs available to all include: GED classes, adult basic education classes, after school tutoring (grades 1-5), after school open gym, (grades 1-5), daycare, preschool. music programs include: the chancel choir, summer dinner theatre productions, spring cabaret, Christmas and Easter cantatas with orchestra and children’s choir. Missions and service opportunities include: prayer chain, Operation Classroom, Penny Drive for Lebanon Children’s Home, United Campus Ministries, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, Habitat for Humanity and 14th and 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

CrossRoads Baptist

Pastor Walter D. Huyck Jr. and the congregation of CrossRoads Baptist Church of the Wabash Valley invite you to join us at Fairbanks Park for our National Day of Prayer event “Prayer in the Park” on Thursday. The festivities begin at 2 p.m. with a prayer walk in Fairbanks Park. At 6 p.m. Crystal Valley Quartet will perform gospel music live while complimentary finger food refreshments are being served. Our guest speaker will be Terre Haute Mayor Duke Bennett at 6:45 p.m. The program of prayer and scripture readings and more gospel music begins at 7 p.m. The program will end with our annual balloon-prayer launch. Mark your calendar and join us for an evening your whole family can enjoy. The public is welcome to join us weekly for any of our regular worship services. We are located just six miles west of the Terre Haute courthouse on the Indiana/Illinois State Line at 26063 Kasameyer Drive, Dennison, Ill. We are the church with the bright red roof located next to the truck weigh station off Interstate 70. Our service times are 9:30 a.m. for Sunday school, 10:40 a.m. for regular worship, and 6 p.m. for evening devotional. Awana and prayer group meet at Consolidated Elementary School in West Terre Haute Thursdays at 7 p.m. All times are EST and a nursery is provided for our main worship service. Learn more about CrossRoads Baptist Church, its ministry opportunities, missions, and upcoming events at There is a link to Pastor Walt’s website, which offers a vast amount of information to enhance your spiritual journey commitment and growth. Our church mailing address is 350 S. Thorpe Place, West Terre Haute, IN 47885. Pastor Walt can be reached on his cell phone at 812-230-2001.

Rio Grande Baptist

Please join us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. We worship in a traditional manner with favorite hymns with a mix of contemporary praise and worship music. Our pastor, Matt Larimer, presents a children’s message after which all children and youth are invited to attend classes. Youth group meets at 6:30 p.m. on Sundays.

On Wednesday at 7 p.m. we meet for prayer, lifting up those in special need, the sick, hurting and lonely. We pray for all the victims and families affected by the attack in Boston, the first responders and the authorities investigating the attack. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Our VBS will begin Monday, June 3—Wednesday June 5 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for ages pre-k through grade five. The theme is “Game Day” You may pre-register at For more information, visit the website or email

Oregon Baptist

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

Unity Presbyterian Church

Worship service at 1207 E. Springhill Drive. is 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. The first Sunday of each month we Celebrate the Lord’s Supper. Our Pastor is Linda Peters. Her sermon this Sunday, “Commanding Love” based on Psalm 148 and John 13:31-35.

Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m., Sunday school class follows a moment with the children. Child care is available throughout the morning. Join us for fellowship following the service.

Our youth group meets once a month on the second Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Unity supports local, national and international missions. Join us for Potluck and Praise each Thursday evening 6 p.m.

Amie Ellison is our choir director, Andrea Marlow is our organist. Choir rehearsal is every Thursday, 7 p.m. and every Sunday 10 a.m. For the month of April, Unity will pray for San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo and Pasadena, Calif. This week prayers for First Presbyterian Church, Paoli, and blessings to all who volunteer, staff members, bus drivers, administrators and students at Hoosier Prairie Elementary School.

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

Annunciation, Brazil

Father John Hollowell and the parishioners of Annunciation Church, 19 N. Alabama, Brazil, welcome you to join them for Mass on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. or Sunday 8:30 a.m. Weekday masses are celebrated Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. On Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. a Latin Mass will be celebrated. On the first Saturday of each month from 9 to 11 a.m. the sacrament of reconciliation will be available and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be observed. The first Saturday service will conclude with Benediction at 11 a.m. For information about our parish programs or services please call the office at 812-448-1901.

St. Benedict Church

The parish community of St. Benedict, 111 S. Ninth St., celebrates Mass on Saturday evening at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Mass is celebrated each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 12:05 p.m. For more information about our parish services or programs please call the office 812-232-8421.

Religious education classes for our elementary grades are 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Sunday. High school religious education and confirmation classes are on Sunday 5 to 6:45 p.m. “Faith Remix” Retreat an exciting and spirit filled retreat will take place at CYO Retreat Center in Nashville, April 27-28. It is for all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. We hope you will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to grow in your love for Christ. We use current music, interactive activities, witness talks, and meaningful prayer experiences. We have an amazing team. For more information about our High School youth ministry events, contact Janet Roth at

St. Joseph University Parish

St. Joseph University Parish, 113 S. Fifth St., invites you to celebrate Mass with us this weekend. Mass is 5 p.m. Saturday. Sunday Masses are 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weekday Mass is celebrated at 5:15 p.m. For more information about our services or programs please 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. on Sunday. For more information about grade school/middle school religious education contact Elizabeth Davis at High school religious education and confirmation classes are Sunday 5 to 6:45 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information about High school religious education and confirmation classes at

To celebrate the Easter Season this year we are presenting an eight-part DVD study series, Oremus: A Guide to Catholic Prayer that will guide us through the simple, yet profound steps to an effective and fruitful prayer life. The program will be Mondays at 7 p.m. in the student lounge. Please contact Donna McKenzie at for more information or to sign up.

St. Joseph University Parish campus ministry welcomes students, faculty and staff of Indiana State University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, St. Mary-of-the-Woods College and Ivy Tech to participate in its activities. Join us for our next Joyful Noise Mass at Rose Hulman on Saturday, April 27 at 7 p.m. (in the Kahn Room.) Catholic Campus ministry strives to be the life-giving presence of Christ within the academic community. 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. Please check the weekly bulletin for weekday mass times. Our bulletin is available as a link at We are located at 2405 S. Seventh 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 eight is held Sunday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at High school religious education and confirmation classes are Sunday 5 to 6:45 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information at Adult faith formation continues with Sunday morning Bible Study, Revelation, from Great Adventure Bible Study series with Jeff Cavins. Group meets in the parish office building on Sunday from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m.

St. Mary’s Village Church

Sr. Joan Slobig, S.P., Parish Life Coordinator and the parish community of St. Mary’s Village Church invite you to join us for liturgy Sunday at 9 a.m. Religious education classes are Sunday mornings for grades pre-k through high school. For information about our parish programs call the office at 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.

Sunday morning religious education classes for grades pre-k through eight meet from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. in Moran Family Life Center. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at St. Patrick First Holy Eucharist will be celebrated this year Sunday at 1 p.m. Mass. High school faith formation classes are in Moran Center on Sunday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information about high school religious education at Adult education classes are available Thursday evening and Sunday morning. Thursday study is: Journey Through Church History, at 6:30 p.m. in the school library. Sunday morning study, The Book of James is after the 9 a.m. mass in room A of the Family Life Center.

Have you or someone you love ever thought about becoming Catholic? If so, Sacred Heart, St. Benedict, St. Margaret Mary and St. Patrick Parishes invite you to a time of inquiry. The gatherings will offer you a time to question and explore many aspects of the Catholic faith while learning more about the basic teachings of the Catholic church. These informal sessions will help you determine if you will want to enter the more formal RCIA classes which will begin in late August. Session will be Wednesday at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish at 6:30 p.m. Babysitting is provided. For information contact Donna Wenstrup 232-8518.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

Sacred Heart of Jesus parishioners welcome you to celebrate Mass with them at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Weekday Mass is Thursday at 10:45 a.m. We are located at 2322 N. 13 1/2 St. For more information about our parish or programs call the office 812-466-1231.

Religious education classes for grades pre-k through 8 meet Sunday 9 to 10:15 a.m. High school religious education and confirmation classes are Sunday 5 to 6:45 p.m. For more information about our high school youth ministry events please contact Janet Roth at “Faith Remix” Retreat an exciting and spirit filled retreat will take place at CYO Retreat Center in Nashville, April 27-28. It is for all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. We hope you will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to grow in your love for Christ. We use current music, interactive activities, witness talks, and meaningful prayer experiences! We have an amazing team! Don’t miss this one. Adult education with Great Adventure Bible Study continues on the first three Mondays of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Deanery Pastoral Center

The Deanery Pastoral Center will host the annual Senior Citizen Appreciation Mass and Dinner Thursday at St. Margaret Mary Church, 2405 S. Seventh St. This event celebrates the faith of our deanery senior citizens and expresses gratitude for your sharing the faith for many years. There is no cost to you. Mass is at 11 a.m. with a catered dinner following in the parish life center.

John Paul II Catholic High School will host a pancake breakfast and car wash on May 18, from 8 to 11 a.m. Some very kind and generous women from our Deanery churches have teamed up with John Paul II Catholic High School and will be cooking breakfast for you on May 18. Please join us at Sacred Heart Church for homemade buttermilk pancakes and sausage breakfast. After you eat, let the students and parents of John Paul II Catholic High School hand wash your vehicle right on the school parking lot. Car wash hours are also 8 to 11 a.m. Breakfast will be served even if God provides rain that day.

Come by the Terre Haute Deanery Pastoral Center at 1801 Poplar St., or visit our online library listing at to check out a book, DVD or other media item. The Pastoral Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday. Resources (DVD’s, Books, etc.) are available for all ages. Topics include: Jesus, Mary, Scripture, Sacraments, Saints, Prayer, Spiritual Life, Bereavement, Psychology, Healing and Social Justice. Special collections include: St. Mother Theodore Guerin, Mother Teresa, Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI, Richard Rohr, Henri Nouwen, Joan Chittister, Edward Hays, Thomas Merton, Robert Wicks and others.

Riley Bible

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

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

First Unitarian Universalist

The First Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1875 Fruitridge Ave., Terre Haute. Our regular service is each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. On Sunday, Brian Morton will speak on “Universalism and P.T. Barnum.” There will be an informal congregational meeting and coffee hour after the regular service.

The Rationalist Free-thinkers will meet at 9:15 a.m. and the discussion will focus on Thomas Friedman’s book “The Lexus and the Olive Tree”: What is American globalization and capitalism as contrasted to that of China, Japan and 19th century British naval navigation trade and capitalism?

Children’s religious education begins at 10:50: there are two groups, youth ages 5 to 9 and tweens, ages 10 and older. The young children’s religious education group will plant a tree or two and water two trees planted last year.

 We welcome everyone to Unitarian Universalist Congregation. We invite you to come get to know us. 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 at 812-232-1193 or visit

Peniel United Methodist

There will be a lot happening at the Church as April comes to a close.

The Bible study and prayer group will meet on April 30 at 6 p.m. The next evening, Wednesday, May 1 at 7 p.m. will be choir practice. The following Saturday on May 4 at 6 p.m. will be annual Ladies Banquet. This Sunday’s Scripture is from Philippians 4:4-9. Pastor Pippin’s message is titled “Kepp on Trucking.”

The Brazil Food Pantry will appreciate your food donations and don’t forget to save those box tops for the school system.

Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. followed by church services at 10:45. Come viist this friendly church family.

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

Centenary United Methodist Church

The congregation of Centenary, located at 301 N. Seventh St. in Terre Haute’s Arts Corridor and adjacent to Indiana State University, welcomes you to our beautiful 147-year-old church. We invite you to worship with us, Sunday, at 9:30 a.m. Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s message, entitled, “The Sacred Art of Creating Disciples” (Matthew 28: 16-20), and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and the Chancel Choir, directed by Erich Kendall, sing “Merciful God.”

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), Brian Royer will teach and lead discussion on “Hope Comes from God’s Grace” (2 Thessalonians 2: 1-3, 9-17). At the same time, in the Cross and Flame Room, the Lamplighters’ discussion group continues their study on “Guerrilla Lovers” (revolutionary compassion).

An adult class for parents with young children meets in the Thirza Bunce Room from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. The class is led by Leah Allman and Michel Starkey. They are reading and discussing the book, “Sticky Faith,” by Kara E. Powell.

Sunday school classes for children under the age of 3 and up through the age of 18 years include: nursery and toddlers with A. J. Nicoson; beginners (ages 3 to 5 years) taught by Jessica Kendall; kindergarten (K-5 years) taught by Gwen Dugger; and youth class (grades 8-12) taught by Gail Hayes and Nancy Rogers. The theme, this Sunday, is “Paul and Silas.”

The 7th Cents youth group, a combined Central Presbyterian Church and Centenary U. M. Church group of students from middle school and high school classes, meets on Sundays, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Interested students are welcome to become a member of the group. The group will finalize their plans for the upcoming Youth Sunday and finish artwork needed.

On Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., in the Fellowship Hall, Centenary members are invited to attend an All Church Carry-in Supper, hosted by the U. M. Women’s group. Our presenter will be the Rev. Jimmy Moore who will speak on “Seeing the Future in Our Midst.” Bring a dish to share.

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, come and join our rehearsals on Sunday mornings, from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Contact the church office at 812-232-2319 if you are interested in any of the activities listed above or in our very active women’s ministries.

Reformed Presbyterian Church

The Terre Haute Reformed Presbyterian Church, a new congregation committed to the inspired and infallible word of God, cordially invites you to join us for worship this Sunday. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. The regular adult and college-age classes are studying through the book of 1 Peter. Pastor Bill Roberts will preach on the theme of “Think Like a Christian” from the book of Philippians. 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 N. 25th St. A nursery for children three 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. Sunday school begins at 9:15 a.m. for all ages: morning worship begins at 10:30.

Sunday evening worship services begin at 6 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The youth also meet at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of the month for 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 we are studying the book of Mark

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

Sunday evening service begins 6 p.m.

Youth: The youth, ages sixth 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.” The youth have begun a new adventure called Fusion.

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

New Bible Study with Pastor Dan Willis on the Book of Revelation continues to meet on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. All are welcome. This will be a great study as Pastor Willis has lots of experience teaching this book of the Bible and so many things are changing in our world today. Come and join Hulman Street Wesleyan will be the host of the Emmaus gathering May 17. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Child care is available. The toddler-age children meet in the busy babies class in the Family Life Center.

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

Bus services are available to all of the worship services, please contact the church office to arrange pick up call the church office at 812-243-2718.

Shelburn First Baptist

You are invited to Shelburn First Baptist Church for services Saturday and Sunday. Guest evangelist, the Rev. Dr. Willie Lucas, will offer an afternoon workshop on Saturday at 1 p.m. on the “7 Keys for Church Growth.” That evening at 6:30 p.m. he will speak on church renewal. On Sunday morning, Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. Our worship service with Willie is at 10 a.m. Route 56 for children is at 10:40 a.m. A church wide dinner will be held following worship with Willie addressing church leadership in a 1 p.m. workshop. There will be no evening services. Our youth leaders are Dusty and Samantha Tryon. Community kitchen dinner will be 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Wednesday 6:30 p.m. activities include adult Bible study and jr. high/sr. high youth. Our church is an American Baptist congregation and we meet at U.S. 41 and Mill Street. We can be reached at 812-397-5595 and online at

Memorial United Methodist

Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 2701 Poplar St., 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 for one of the following services. The Rev. Scott’s sermon will be “Old Rugged Cross.”

On the 100th anniversary of the writing of this old favorite, we will hear its story, discuss its meaning, and ask ourselves about what the cross means to us. Scripture: Revelation 21:1-6.

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.

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

Nami (National Alliance on Mental Illness) meets the third Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 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 Presbyterian Church

Central Presbyterian Church (125 N. Seventh St.) will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Scott Paul-Bonham, parish associate, will be preaching. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. After the worship service all are invited downstairs to the Fellowship Hall for refreshments and conversation. Nursery care is provided. The women’s book club meets at 7 p.m. on Thursday. On Friday from 5:30 to 9 p.m. the church hosts parents’ night out/kids’ night in for families of the church. For more details, call the church office 812-232-5049 or visit us online:

Central Christian Church—Disciples of Christ

Our Sunday worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m. We will continue the glorious celebration of the Easter season through music, prayer, communion, and proclamation. A special time 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. An adult Bible study is held Monday mornings at 9 a.m. with the Rev. Zelensky. This group meets at the church.

We continue to sell fair trade coffee, tea, cocoa and chocolate bars. The disciples men group is selling handmade disciples necklaces. we encourage members and friends to support walkers participating in the CF Great Strides Walk on May 5 at Hawthorne Park.

Vacation Bible School will be held the evenings of June 9-13. Come join us in Athens as we learn about Paul’s dangerous journey to share the truth.

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

Northside Wesleyan Church

Pastor Eddie Hayes invites you to worship God with us Where you can feel the presence of the lord and feel loved. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. Worship service 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening service 6 p.m. Wednesday service 7 p.m.

May 5 in the morning worship we will have the “Gospel Servants” bringing the message in song.

Following the service we will be having a carry-in dinner in their honor. Pastor Eddie Hayes would like to invite everyone to hear “The Gospel Servants “and join us at our carry in dinner after the morning worship.

“Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day” (Psalm 96:2).

Rosedale Baptist Church

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

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 E. Davis Drive, offers Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. with Sunday school classes beginning 10 a.m. Our north campus, located at 1075 N. 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.

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

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

South campus activities:

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 to 10:40 a.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and also on 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. through May.

Boost, our Fall 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.

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.

Our missions team’s annual fundraising yard sale will be June 14-15. Kingdom Rock VBS will be June 23-27. Registration is currently underway and will end June 9.

North campus activities:

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.

For more information, you can call our South Campus at 812-232-4808 or North Campus 812-232-2478.

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

First Baptist

We invite you to join us for worship on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. This Sunday we will continue a six week church wide focus on the book of Acts. The theme of this focus is “Antioch” and our Sunday morning sermons, as well as the lessons in most of our adult Sunday school classes, will be taken from Acts. This Sunday, Pastors Bernie Jackson and John Campbell will bring a shared sermon on the topic “Practices of Loving-Kindness” with scripture text from Acts 6:1-7 and 8:4-8. Music will be presented by the sanctuary choir. A children’s story is included in our service each week, after which children in grades K-3 are dismissed to children’s church. Pre-school Sunday school and extended care is available throughout the morning. The First Link Hospitality Center is provided before and after the service providing a place for light refreshments and conversation. Sunday school, with classes for all ages, including nine adult class options, is at 10:45 a.m.

There will be no service at the church on Sunday evening due to a small group fellowship event, Dinnerguess.

Registration is now open for the First Baptist weekday pre-school for the 2013-14 school year. We provide classes for beginners, middlers and pre-kindergarten will several class options available regarding days of the week and class times. Further information is available on the website or by calling the pre-school office any weekday morning at 812-877-2354.

Our annual Vacation Bible School will be the week of June 10-14 from 9 a.m. to noon. Classes will be provided for children pre-kindergarten (completed) through high school. Registration is now available in the church atrium or on the church website.

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

Trinity Lutheran

Please come and join us for Worship at 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 also offered each Sunday morning at 9 a.m.

Coming up on Sunday the children in our congregation will be collecting Pennies for their Penny Power ministry during the service to help feed hungry children and others around the world through the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) World Hunger Organization.

For more details, call 812-232-7628.

Rapture Temple Ministries

The Rapture Temple spring fair will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today at 801 S. 25th St. There will be a flea market, bake sale, car wash, pop corn, cotton candy; barbecue ribs, hotdogs, hamburgers, Polish sausage dogs; snow cones, story-telling time, caricatures, face painting and musical entertainment.

Seelyville United Methodist Church

Pastor Jack Diel and the Seelyville UMC Family invite you to join us on Sunday, the fifth Sunday of Easter. Morning worship begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by a time of fellowship hosted by Pam Alexander. Sunday school classes begin at 10:45 a.m. Nursery care will be provided by Connie Atkinson and Donna Crowley, and Kid's Hour continues from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster

We welcome Deb Moore Hardin to our pulpit this Sunday, while Pastor Diel enjoys vacation. Scripture readings are Psalm 48 and John 13:1-35, with Jacque Trinler serving as liturgist. The choir, under the direction of Cathleen Flynn, will present the anthem “God So Loved the World” by Donald Moore. Choir rehearsal begins at 8:30 a.m. and new members are always welcome. Organist/pianist Mary Jensen will accompany the hymns “All Creatures of Our God and King,” “This Is a Day of New Beginnings,” and “You Satisfy the Hungry Heart.” Ms. Hardin's message is “What's Love Got To Do With It?”

Scouting programs continue this week on Monday and Tuesday. The prayer and Bible study group meets on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the church library. Beginning yoga continues on Wednesday, with instructor Trudy Newton at the church at 5:30 p.m.

The Wabash Valley Ladies Unity Night will be held at 7 p.m. Friday and at 11 a.m. on May 4 at Maryland Community Church. The speaker this year is Lisa Harper with music, comedy and the fellowship of women ready to entertain those attending. The tickets are free but you must see Jessie Neier at our church to receive a ticket for entrance to the event.

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 at “We are a caring family making disciples for Jesus Christ.”

First Congregational Church

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio St. in Terre Haute, invites you to join us this Sunday, as we continue our post-Easter celebration with a study of Jesus’ call to “love one another.” Join us as we explore Jesus’ charge to his followers–including us–and how we fulfill the instructions we have been given.

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.

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

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

Grace Community Church of Terre Haute

This Sunday we will look at what God intends the church to be. Is it really just a place to attend and be blessed or refreshed. Yes, but it is so much more. Church is the body of Christ bound together with cords of love.

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 worship begins at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. Grace is a safe place to experience and interact with God. Each Sunday we have Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. for people of all ages.

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.

We meet in Gospel Assembly Church 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 or call 217-251-4507.

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    March 12, 2010