News From Terre Haute, Indiana

May 4, 2013

CHURCH BRIEFS: May 4, 2013


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The First Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1875 Fruitridge Ave. Our regular service is each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Jennie Barrington will preach on “Small Group Ministry.” This Sunday also will be a ceremony celebrating the new members of our congregation.

The Rationalist Free-thinkers meet at 9:15 a.m. and the topic for discussion will be: “Can We Have Freedom for Individuals on the one hand and a Communal Stand for Pacifism and Non-violence on the other?”

Children’s religious education at 10:50 a.m. There are two groups, youth ages 5 to 9 and Tweens, ages 10 and up.

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 www.terehauteuu.org.

Berean Baptist

The Adult Bible Class of Berean Baptist meets at 9:30 a.m., featuring the first class teaching of the Rev. David Thomas, who has taught the Bible for more than 40 years.

The 10:30 a.m. worship service features lively congregational singing, plus an illustrated lesson by Dick Triestram for the children. Junior church for kindergarten through eleven is conducted in the annex during preaching time guided by Barb Humphrey and select helpers.

Pastor Lilly’s 10:30 sermon this week is “Hold up Your Bibles, Please.” This is part one of two and features the importance of learning, trusting, accepting it as is, and using the Bible as the arbiter of spiritual life. Many of life’s problems are solved when these simple steps are incorporated into our life.

Becky Hill will present an appropriate solo designed to draw listeners closer to Jesus.

At 6 p.m. Larry Lilly will present part two of “Hold up Your Bibles, Please.” Larry will show why the Bible insists on God as creator, why it is wise to take the Bible straight with no mixing, what it means to say the Bible is rock solid, why you should not accept any substitute, and the important part the Bible plays in all true reconciliation.

Noted gospel singer, Wes Gates will present special music.

Berean Baptist Church is at 6770 N. Clinton St., Terre Haute.

Annunciation, Brazil

Father John Hollowell and parishioners of Annunciation Church, 19 N. Alabama, Brazil, welcome you to join them for Mass 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 call the office 812-448-1901.

St. Benedict Church

The parish community of St. Benedict, 111 S. Ninth St., celebrates Mass Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 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, call the office at 812-232-8421.

A free pancake and sausage breakfast for the poor and homeless will be served on the last Saturday of the month from 9 to 11 a.m. in St. Benedict’s soup kitchen. Hosts are Secular Franciscans of Terre Haute and Friends. Next date is May 25.

West Virginia Nazareth Farm trip will be June 23-29 this year. Come join other groups of teens from all over the country as you work, pray, laugh and serve together. We go out in groups each day and help others. There’s plenty of time to hang out at the farm, do chores and make some really great friends. High school religious education and confirmation classes are on Sunday evening 5 to 6:45 p.m. For more information about our high school youth ministry events, contact Janet Roth at janet@catholicym.org.

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. For information, contact Donna Wenstrup 812-232-8518.

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. Join us every Thursday for eucharistic adoration from 6 to 8 p.m. join in praying the rosary every Sunday in May at 11 a.m. (between the Masses). Come and pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet every other Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the church. We will pray the Chaplet on May 7 and every other Tuesday after that. For more information about our services or programs call the parish office at 812-232-7011.

Grade school and middle school religious education classes are from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Sunday. For more information about grade school/middle school religious education contact Elizabeth Davis at reled@stjoeup.org. West Virginia Nazareth Farm trip will be June 23-29 this year. Come join other groups of teens from all over the country as you work, pray, laugh, and serve together. We go out in groups each day and help others. There’s plenty of time to hang out at the farm, do chores, and make some really great friends. Mark your calendars for youth ministry JUMMP Rummage Sale on May 25 at St. Patrick’s Family Life Center to raise much needed funds for our annual mission trip to Nazareth Farm. We are looking to collect household items, children’s clothes, maternity clothes, furniture, working electronics, kitchenware, exercise equip.m.ent and anything else you are able to offer. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information at jummp.youthminister@gmail.com.

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. Contact Donna McKenzie at adultfaith@stjoeup.org for more information.

St. Joseph University Parish campus ministry wishes students, faculty and staff of Indiana State University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and Ivy Tech the best during the summer. We pray for God’s blessings for them as they continue their studies or take a well-deserved break. Catholic Campus ministry strives to be the life-giving presence of Christ within the academic community. For more information, visit www.campusmin.stjoeup.org.

St. Margaret Mary Church

The St. Margaret Mary parish community invites you to join us for weekend Mass Saturday at 4 p.m. or Sunday at 11 a.m. You are also invited to the celebration of a Spanish Mass each Sunday at 2 p.m. check the weekly bulletin for weekday mass times. Our bulletin is available as a link at www.thdeanery.org. We are located at 2405 S. Seventh St. For more information about our parish or any of our programs, call the parish office at 812-232-3512.

The final religious ed class for our grades pre-k to eighth grade will be May 5. We will end the year with a May crowning in the church at 9:45 a.m. All are welcome to attend.

West Virginia Nazareth Farm trip will be June 23-29 this year. Come join other groups of teens from all over the country as you work, pray, laugh, and serve together. We go out in groups each day and help others. There’s plenty of time to hang out at the farm, do chores, and make some really great friends. Mark your calendars for youth ministry JUMMP Rummage Sale May 25 at St. Patrick’s Family Life Center to raise much needed funds for our annual mission trip to Nazareth Farm. We are looking to collect household items, children’s clothes, maternity clothes, furniture, working electronics, kitchenware, exercise equip.m.ent, and anything else you are able to offer. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information at jummp.youthminister@gmail.com.

Adult Faith Formation continues with Sunday morning Bible study, Revelation, from the Great Adventure Bible Study series with Jeff Cavins. Group meets in the parish office building Sunday from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. 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. For information contact Donna Wenstrup 812-232-8518.

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 on Sunday at 9 a.m. 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 Saturday at 6 p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m. You are also welcome to join us for weekday Mass Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. For information about any of our programs call the parish office 812-232-8518.

The final Religious Ed class for our grades kindergarten to eighth grade will be May 5. We will end the year with a May Crowning in the church at 10:45 a.m. All are welcome to attend.

West Virginia Nazareth Farm trip will be June 23-29 this year. Come join other groups of teens from all over the country as you work, pray, laugh and serve together. We go out in groups each day and help others. There’s plenty of time to hang out at the farm, do chores, and make some really great friends. Mark your calendars for youth ministry JUMMP Rummage Sale May 25 at St. Patrick’s Family Life Center to raise much needed funds for our annual mission trip to Nazareth Farm. We are looking to collect household items, children’s clothes, maternity clothes, furniture, working electronics, kitchenware, exercise equip.m.ent, and anything else you are able to offer. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information about high school religious education at jummp.youthminister@gmail.com.

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. For information, contact Donna Wenstrup 812-232-8518.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

Sacred Heart of Jesus parishioners welcome you to celebrate Mass at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 am Sunday. Weekday Mass is Thursday at 10:45 a.m. We are located at 2322 N. 131⁄2 St. For more information about our parish or programs call the office at 812-466-1231.

Religious education classes for grades pre-k through eighth grade meet Sunday 9 to 10:15 a.m. West Virginia Nazareth Farm trip will be June 23-29 this year. Come join other groups of teens from all over the country as you work, pray, laugh, and serve together. We go out in groups each day and help others. There’s plenty of time to hang out at the farm, do chores, and make some really great friends. 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 contact Janet Roth at janet@catholicym.org.

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. For information contact Donna Wenstrup 812-232-8518.

Deanery Pastoral Center

John Paul II Catholic High school will host a pancake breakfast and car wash Saturday, May 18, 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. 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 Terre Haute Deanery Pastoral Center, 1801 Poplar St., or visit our online library listing at www.thdeanery.org to check out a book, DVD or other media item. The Pastoral Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through 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.

Rio Grande Baptist

We invite you to join us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. with traditional hymns, praise and worship songs, and a children’s message with Pastor Matt Larimer after which children and youth are invited to attend classes during the regular sermon. Youth group meets at 6:30 p.m.

Prayer meeting is Wednesday at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend as we gather to pray for each other, our community, the leaders of America and other needs.  On June 3, 4, and 5 we will be hosting VBS at 5:30 p.m. for ages pre-k through grade 5. The theme this year is “Game Day”. visit our website for more information or to pre-register at www.riograndechurch.com.

Rio Grande Baptist Church is at 4411 E. Rio Grande at the corner of Erickson and Rio Grande. visit our website or email at terre

hauteRGBC@gmail.com for information and updates.

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 at 9:30 a.m. The regular adult and college-age classes are studying through the book of 2 Peter. Pastor Bill Roberts will preach on the theme of “Cultivating Gospel-Enabled Contentment.” Worship begins at 10:45 a.m. and followed by a fellowship meal to which all are invited to stay. The church meets at 1407 N. 25th St. (corner of 25th Street and Fifth Ave.). A nursery for children three and under is available during the worship service.

Riley Bible Church

The entire Riley Bible family invites you to join us at church for this Sunday. Our main service is 11 am. 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 am. 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 www.rileybiblechurch.com or check us out on Facebook at RileyBibleChurch.

Unity Presbyterian Church

Worship service at 1207 E. Springhill Dr. is 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. The first Sunday of each month we celebrate the Lord’s Supper. Our Pastor Linda Peters and the congregation invite you to hear this weeks sermon, “Peace of Christ” based on Psalm 67 and John 14:23-29.

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 6 to 8 p.m. Unity supports local, national and international missions. Join us for Potluck and Praise each Thursday 6 p.m.

Amie Ellison is 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 May, Unity will pray for Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary, Atlanta, Ga. We pray this week for Patoka Presbyterian Church, Patoka. Blessings to all who volunteer, staff members, bus drivers, administrators and students at Lost Creek 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

unitypresbyterianchurch.blogspot.com/ or email www.unitythin@gmail.com.

Central Presbyterian Church

Central Presbyterian Church, 125 N. Seventh St.) will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Lant Davis’s sermon, “Down by the Riverside,” will be based on Acts 16:9-15, the story of Paul’s baptism of Lydia outside the gates of Philippi. The Lord’s Supper will be served, and workers in the John Chironna Pre-school will be recognized. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. Also Sunday, at 4 p.m. in the sanctuary, the church’s organist, Jonathan Rudy, will present a recital of organ music, which will be followed by a reception in Fellowship Hall. On Wednesday at 6 p.m. Terre Haute Children’s Choir will present a concert in the church’s sanctuary. For details, call the church office 812-232-5049 or visit us online: www.thcpc.org.

Peniel United Methodist Church

 Kennedy Crossing Rd., Brazil

Saturday, May 4, the ladies at Peniel were honored with a great meal prepared by the men at the Church. Congratulations to them.

On Thursday at 7 p.m.,there will be an administrative board meeting at the church. Communion will be served this Sunday to all who wish to partake.

The Scripture for Sunday is from St. John 14:23-29.

Pastor Pippin’s message is “Coming and Going; Going and Coming.”

The Food Pantry in Brazil will appreciate your donations, and don’t forget to save those boxtops.

Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. with church services at 10:45. All are welcome. For more information, contact Pastor Pippin at 812-443-8489.

Shiloh Missionary  Baptist Church

Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 2401 Seventh Ave., Family will be celebrating their Annual Homecoming at 3:30 p.m. May 5.

Our special guest will be Prince of Peace Missionary Baptist Church: the Rev. Mark Evans, pastor. The public is invited. Come worship with us in this joyous celebration.

Annunciation, Brazil

Father John Hollowell and the parishioners of Annunciation Church, 19 N. Alabama, Brazil, welcome you to join them for Mass 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 call the office at 812-448-1901.

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 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. the Rev. Fred Harrison leads us in morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening service is at 6 p.m. Adult Bible Study at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. There is also youth groups for pre-k through high school Wednesday at 7 p.m. The pre-k to second grade are learning “Values to Grow By” this year using a series from Veggie Tales. The second through fifth graders are “Traveling Route 66” (66 books of the Bible). join us as we learn more about God’s word, play games and have a snack.

New Life Fellowship

End Time 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.

Sunday school and morning worship for all ages at 10am every Sunday. Dynamic worship services every Sunday at 6 p.m. Nueva Vida (services in Spanish) every Sunday at 1 p.m. at north campus, 1851 N. Chamberlain. The church is at 7849 Wabash Ave. (East Glenn), www.newlifeterrehaute.com.

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 “Don’t I Know You? Seeing Christ in Each Other,” and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and the chancel choir, directed by Erich Kendall, sing “Be Known to Us in Breaking Bread.”

 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), Bill Dando will teach and lead discussion on “A Living Hope” (1 Peter 1: 3-12). 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--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 “The Community of Believers.”

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.

On May 6, help us bring joy, fun, and love to the physically and mentally challenged at the Sycamore Social, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the U. S. Army Armory on Maple Avenue, near North Vigo High School. Serve those in need by sharing your Christian love. Guests are served refreshments; entertainment includes dancing, singing, playing basketball, and socializing.

Also on May 6, Centenary will host the annual fundraising “Habitat for Humanity Cover Indiana Bicycle Ride.” Riders will arrive from Crawfordsville, around 3 p.m. Dinner will be served to approximately 50 riders at 6 p.m. Come and make the riders welcome in Terre Haute. Call the church office at 812-232-2319 for details.

 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.

First Baptist

You are invited to join us for worship this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. We are currently involved in a six week churchwide study of Acts with the theme “Operation Antioch.” Our Sunday morning sermons during these weeks are taken from Acts and most of our adult Sunday School classes are also continuing the study during class time. This week Pastor Bernie Jackson’s sermon topic will be “Practices of Just Living” with scripture text from Acts 11:1-18. Music will be provided by the bell choir and the sanctuary choir will present the anthem “Breathe,” arranged by Derek Hakes. A children’s story is included in our worship every Sunday, after which children in grades K-3 are dismissed to children’s church. Communion is also observed on the first Sunday of every month. The First Link Hospitality Room is available before and after the service, providing a place for members and guests to enjoy conversation, freshly brewed Rex coffee and light refreshments. Sunday school, with classes for everyone, is at 10:45 a.m. with pre-school Sunday school and extended care available throughout the morning.

 On Sunday evening beginning at 5:30 p.m. the youth will hold their annual ice-cream social and fundraiser for their summer trip to Green Lake, Wis. The evening will begin with a concert of bell music presented by our two bell choirs. Following the concert, we will move to Esken Hall for ice cream and giveaways. Everyone is invited to this evening of music, food and fellowship.

 Our annual Vacation Bible School will be the week of June 10-14 from 9 a.m. to noon. Our theme this year is “Colossal Coaster World” and classes will be provided for children who will have just completed pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. We will also have a youth class available for middle and high school students. Early registration is requested and is available at the church or through our church website.

 Registration also continues for our Week day Pre-School for 2013-14. We have classes for beginners, middlers and pre-kindergarten and they are filling quickly. Please contact Gina Dorsett, pre-school director, at the church office for registration information.

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

Church of Christ at Terre Haute

The church of Christ assembling in the meeting room of the Holiday Inn Express on Indiana 46 behind McDonald’s invites you to be our guest. The church meets Sundays at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Free Bible studies are available by contacting John Edwards at 812-320-4450. You may also email him at mail@churchofchristatterrehaute.com.

You may visit churchofchristatterrehaute.com, where you can take take part in an online Bible study course, read “The Terre Haute Speaker,” listen to audio of sermons, and more.

Shelburn First Baptist

You are invited to Shelburn First Baptist Church for services tomorrow. Interim Pastor the Rev. Ron Riggs will preach on “The Super Body Diet” from Romans 12:1--8. We will observe the Lord’s Supper at the close of our worship service. Sunday school begins at 9 and worship at 10 a.m. Our youth leaders are Dusty and Samantha. Route 56 for children is at 10:40 a.m. Adult Bible study and all children and youth activities continue at 6:30 p.m. Community kitchen dinner will be Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday activities for youth and adult Bible study will be at 6:30 p.m. 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 www.fbcshelburn.com.

Trinity Lutheran Church

Please come and join us at our 10 a.m. Worship Service with Holy Communion 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 from 9 to 9:45 am.

Coming up on May 13th, our Outreach Team and the Terre Haute Community Blood Center will be hosting a blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Anyone 16 years of age or older is invited and welcome to donate blood. Please come and help by donating.

Later in the month on May 19, we will be celebrating Confirmation Recognition Sunday during our worship service. Everyone is invited to come and join us in this time of celebration and worship.

 On May 26 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 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America World Hunger Organization.

For more information, call 812-232-7628.

Rosedale Baptist Church

Rosedale Baptist Church, Depot and Middle streets, Rosedale, 765-548-2857, Pastor Randy McPike. Sunday worship service is at 9:30 a.m., Sunday school at 10:30 a.m., Sunday eve service 7 p.m., and Wednesday night prayer and Bible study at 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. from October to May beginning Oct. 7.

 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.

Central Christian Church - Disciples of Christ

Today members and friends of the church are spring cleaning the church. If you are able to help the work begins at 9 a.m. Workers are needed for inside and outside jobs. Our youth will be rehearsing for our Youth Sunday worship tomorrow. Rehearsal begins at 10 a.m.

Our Sunday worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m. The youth will lead all elements of the worship service. Our young church will gather blessings for their blessing box during the young church time in the worship. After worship we will gather for a fellowship time with donuts and drinks.

 Sunday school for all ages will begin at 11 a.m. Our Cornerstone class is focusing on stories and themes from the Hebrew scriptures. An adult Bible study is held on Monday mornings at the church. The study begins at 9 a.m. and is lead by the Rev. Zelensky.

 Our Elders will meet at noon on Sunday for a time of prayer, study, service and fellowship.

The last meeting of the school year for the Christian kids club will be held Sunday. We will visit the Wabash Valley Railroaders Museum and enjoy a picnic lunch.

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

On May 6 we will celebrate communion with the residents of Bethesda Gardens and Wyndmoor at 10:30 and 11 a.m., respectively.

The active adults group will meet at the church on Friday, May 10 at 6 p.m. to set up for the Every Daughter Brunch being held Saturday morning. The group will then enjoy dinner together at Logan’s Ribeye Restaurant.

Vacation Bible School for children 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. We are also recruiting volunteers to assist with this rewarding event.

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 www.cccthdisciples.org.

United Methodist Temple

United Methodist Temple enjoys God revealed in Jesus Christ at its beautiful sanctuary located on Hwy 5301 U.S. 41 S., just south of the intersection of Seventh Street and U.S. 41. All are welcome to come celebrate Christ with us in our 8:45 a.m. service, which is more traditional and liturgical, and our 11 a.m. service, which utilizes a praise band and choruses and hymns. We have an excellent Welcome Café that is open at 10 a.m. for those who wish refreshments. Our nursery is well staffed and you will receive a buzzer while you are in the building in case your child needs you. Classes for all ages start at 10 a.m.

This Sunday our church family will be enjoying communion open to all. Our theme is “The Peace of Christ” from John 14:23-29. Our chancel choir will be singing “Creation Will be At Peace” by Williams/Page. Children’s messages are offered in both services and children 8 and younger are invited to kids own worship in the second service.

Our schedule:

Sunday: 8:45 a.m. worship, 10 a.m. Sunday school, 11 a.m. worship.

Monday: 10:30 a.m. holy yoga, noon to 2:15 p.m. celebrate recovery, 5:30 p.m. Mary Martha Circle will go to St Mary’s (RSVP).

Tuesday: 5:30 p.m. WM men’s group, 6 p.m. zumba, 7 p.m. study of Galatians led by the Rev. Dr. Steve Cain.

Wednesday: 6 p.m. weight watchers, 7:30 p.m. holy yoga.

Thursday: 10 a.m. piecemakers, 6 p.m. zumba, 6 p.m. temple bell rehearsal, 7:15 p.m. temple chancel choir rehearsal.

Friday: 10:30 a.m. holy yoga.

Every Second Friday we have Rock ‘n’ Praise dinner with John Henderson at 6 p.m. Please RSVP to 812-299-1898.

Saturday: every second Saturday the United Methodist men meet, usually at The Youngstown Diner.

On May 18, The Spring into Summer Fest/Catfish Dineer is from 4 to 7 p.m.

Our staff can be reached through Margaret Fulsom, our secretary/volunteer coordinator at 812-299-1898 or THUMT@frontier.com. Jill Kuckewich is our Kids’ Hope team leader, and choir and bells director. Doug Sperry is our organist and piano praise artist. Denise Bishop is our Sowers of the Word puppet coordinator. Gene Finley and Karla Clayton are our Celebrate Recovery leaders. Janet Friedrich is our director for the Temple Pre School. The Rev. Steve, our pastor, can be reached at revscain@yahoo.com.

Northside Wesleyan Church

Northside Wesleyan Church, 2439 N. 14th St., Pastor Eddie Hayes invites you to worship God with us, to feel his presence and feel his love. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening service at 6 p.m., and Wednesday service at 7 p.m.

Sunday in the morning worship, we are having the “Gospel Servants” bring the message in song. If you haven’t heard “The Gospel Servants Quartet” you are in for a treat.

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

We will be having our Mother’s Day banquet at 6:30 p.m. on May 11. Ladies, come join us for a fun-filled evening.

Seelyville United  Methodist Church

Pastor Jack Diel and the Seelyville UMC Family invite you to join us on Sunday, the sixth Sunday of Easter. Morning worship begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by a time of fellowship hosted by Jacque Trinler. Sunday school classes begin at 10:45 a.m. Nursery care will be provided by church members and kid’s hour continues from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster with helper Dee Allee.

Scripture readings for this Sunday are Acts 16:9-15 and John 14:23-29 with Jo Phillips serving as liturgist. The choir, under the direction of Cathleen Flynn, will present an anthem, with choir rehearsal beginning at 8:30 a.m. New members are always welcome. Organist/pianist Jane Linville will also accompany hymns “Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise,” “You Are Mine,” and “Where Charity and Love Prevail.” Pastor Jack’s sermon is titled “Farewell and Promises” and will examine how Jesus prepares the community of faith to receive and share, with the help of the holy spirit, the love of God, as revealed by Jesus.

Today will find volunteers painting the church offices beginning at 8 a.m. Please come help with this project. May 5 is Scrapbook Sunday at 1 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Bring along photos that you wish to place in a scrapbook and let the group get you started. Webelos Scouting programs meet at 6 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday in Fellowship Hall. 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., and the member audit team convenes at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. The worship team meets on Thursday at 6:30 p.m..

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 seelyvilleumc@frontier.com. “We are a caring family making disciples for Jesus Christ.”

First Congregational

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio St., invites you to join us this Sunday, as we continue our study on Jesus’ command to love and look at his promise of the support that will be available to us after he leaves to return to the Father.Join us as we continue to study John’s gospel.

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

 This Sunday we will be emptying the food barrel for delivery to the area food bank. We invite members and friends to help fill the barrel to overflowing as we strive to support this worthy endeavor in our community.

This Sunday evening, we will be meeting for our monthly Dialogue at St. Arbucks at 6 p.m., 25th Street and Wabash Avenue. Join us for the lively discussion and this time of fellowship.

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, visit www.FirstChurchTH.org or listen to our music and sermons at firstchurch.posthaven.com/.

Grace Community Church

 of Terre Haute

What is God’s desire for the church? Recent studies show that most Christians do not reflect the heart nor actions of Jesus. Church is the body of Christ bound together with cords of love that is transformed to be more and more like Jesus in attitude and action. Come and experience the difference grace can make in your life.

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 led by top notch musicians whose love for God and people are expressed in clear and comfortable ways. We often get comments of how people enjoy hearing the people around them sing.

We meet in the Gospel Assembly Church at 401 W. Springhill Drive, 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, www.gccth.org or call 217-251-4507.