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New Life Fellowship
Sunday school and morning worship at 10 a.m. and evening worship at 6 p.m. On Wednesday we have an array of activities to fit the needs of all ages at 6:30 p.m. Kidz Church worship in our interactive and dynamic Live Worship Center while the adult Bible study meets in the Fellowship Hall. Elevate youth (ages 12 through high school) meet at 6:30 at north campus. Home fellowship groups meet in homes throughout the area. Call 812-877-9348 to find a group near you. Elevate college and career (ages 19 to 25) meet Thursday night at 7 p.m. at North Campus. The church is at 7849 Wabash Ave. (East Glenn), www.newlifeterrehaute.com.
Oregon Baptist Church is an American Baptist Church located at 11200 S. Carlisle St. Terre Haute, IN 47802 812-299-2112 Pastor: Fred Harrison.
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. on Wednesdays. There is also youth groups for pre-k through high school on Wednesday evenings 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.
Riley Bible Church
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 pm.
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 @RileyBibleChurch.
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 on Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and on Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. On Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. a Latin Mass will be celebrated. Hear Fr. Hollowell’s talk on “The New Evangelization” on WHOJ radio (91.9 FM) Special Series. The talk, delivered at a Eucharistic Convention in Auckland, New Zealand in April, will be broadcast on Sunday at 2 p.m. and on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. and Encore at 4:30 p.m. For more information, call 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 and 11 a.m. Mass is celebrated each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 12:05 p.m. For more information, call 812-232-8421.
Our high school seniors will be recognized at the 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday. We congratulate them on a job well done and keep them in our prayers as they plan for the future. 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 students are invited to Notre Dame Vision, a summer conference at the University of Notre Dame, scheduled for July 8-12. As a participant, you will have the opportunity to explore how God is calling you and how to respond with your gifts in your daily life. We’ve had many of our youth participate and they felt empowered as leaders and loved the experience. Several of them returned for a second year. Visit vision.nd.edu for more information. For more information about our High School youth ministry events contact Janet Roth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 the Secular Franciscans of Terre Haute and Friends. Next date is May 25.
Vacation Bible School will be June 24-28 from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Patrick School. VBS is for children age 4 to grade five. Our theme this year is “Travel through Time with the Saints.” For more information or to register, call 812-232-8421.
The St. Benedict Parish Fun Fest has been scheduled for Friday, July 12th and Saturday July 13th, 2013. Raffle tickets are $5 each, or 3 for $10, or 8 for $25. The early bird will be drawn on June 4, 11, 18 and 25, and winners will be notified. Early Bird Winners are still eligible for the July 13 drawing. For more information, call 812-232-8421.
St. Joseph University Parish
Friar Mark Weaver, Pastor and the St. Joseph University Parish, 113 S. Fifth St., invite you to celebrate Mass with us this weekend. Mass is at 5 pm on Saturday. Sunday Masses are at 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 21st and every other Tuesday after that. For more information, call 812-232-7011.
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 equipment and anything else you are able to offer. 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. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information at email@example.com.
Vacation Bible School will be June 24-28 from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Patrick School. VBS is for children age 4 to grade five. Our theme this year is “Travel through Time with the Saints.” For more information or to register for VBS contact Elizabeth Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Margaret Mary Church
Fr. Rick Ginther, Pastor and the St. Margaret Mary parish community invite 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 pm. check the weekly bulletin for weekday mass times. Our bulletin is available on-line at www.smm-terrehaute-in.org. We are located at 2405 S. Seventh St. For more information about our parish or any of our programs, visit us on-line or call the parish office at 812-232-3512.
It will be time for Vacation Bible School very soon. VBS will be June 24-28 from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Patrick School. VBS is for children age 4 to grade five. Our theme this year is “Travel through Time with the Saints.” For more information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup 812-232-3512 or email@example.com.
Adult Faith Formation continues with the Sunday morning Bible study, Revelation, from the 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 on Sunday morning at 9 a.m. Our Sunday morning religious education program has ended for the current school year, so now we are looking forward to Vacation Bible School. Our theme for Vacation Bible School this year is “Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God.” Sessions will be from 6 to 9 p.m. on June 17-21. For information or to register 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 mornings at 8:15 a.m. For information about any of our programs call the parish office 812-232-8518.
It will be time for Vacation Bible School very soon. VBS will be June 24-28 from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Patrick School. VBS is for children age 4 to grade five. Our theme this year is “Travel through Time with the Saints.” For more information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup 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 and Deanery Pastoral Center 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.
Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
Sacred Heart of Jesus parishioners welcome you to celebrate Mass with them at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. Weekday Mass is on Thursday at 10:45 a.m. We are located at 2322 N. 13th St. For more information about our parish or programs call the office at 812-466-1231.
It will be time for Vacation Bible School very soon. VBS will be June 24-28 from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Patrick School. VBS is for children age 4 to grade five. Our theme this year is “Travel through Time with the Saints.” For more information or to register contact the parish office at 812-466-1231.
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 students are invited to Notre Dame Vision, a summer conference at the University of Notre Dame, scheduled for July 8-12. As a participant, you will have the opportunity to explore how God is calling you and how to respond with your gifts in your daily life. We’ve had many of our youth participate and they felt empowered as leaders and loved the experience. Several of them returned for a second year. Go to vision.nd.edu for more information. For information about our high school youth ministry events contact Janet Roth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our parish fundraiser, “Sunday with Sinatra” will be Sunday, June 9 at noon. Outback Steak House will again be preparing the food and Old Blue Eyes will be coming back to entertain us. The cost is $30 per person and only 106 tickets will be sold, so be sure to get them early. Raffle tickets to be sold for $5 each. Raffle prizes are: A $500 Visa gift card, an Android Jelly Bean Galaxy Tab 2, and a 30” flat screen TV. Some of the proceeds from last year’s Sunday with Sinatra went to paint the interior of the church. With your help we can continue to improve Sacred Heart and assist those in need. For more information or to purchase tickets contact the parish office at 812-466-1231.
Deanery Pastoral Center
You are invited to participate in one, two or three experiences in prayer offered at the Deanery Center on Wednesdays, 10 to 11 a.m., May 22, 29 and June 5. The prayer sessions are as follows: May 22 - “Praying in Color” (Sr. Paul Bernadette Bounk, CSJ); May 29 - “Lectio Divina” (Sr. Mary Montgomery, SP) and June 5 - “Centering Prayer” (Sr. Paula Damiano, SP). There is no charge. register in advance by calling 812-232-8400.
Today from 8 to 11 a.m. John Paul II High School students and friends are serving up a pancake breakfast inside and washing your cars outside at 2322 N. 13th St. We have been blessed by many volunteer helpers for our breakfast and car wash. Women from St. Margaret Mary, St. Patrick’s, St. Benedict’s, Sacred Heart, and St. Joe’s will be helping in the kitchen, while 5 volunteers from the Kohl’s in Action Program will be helping outside to get your car sparkling clean. This event is taking place on a special day as well. Pope John Paul II was born on May 18, 1920. We will have birthday cake available for anyone that would like a slice and consider making a donation to a technology improvement fund for our fine school.
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. Next session will be May 29, 6:30 pm at the Deanery Pastoral Center, 1801 Poplar St. For information contact Donna Wenstrup 812-232-8518 or email@example.com.
The first Unitarian Universalist Congregation is located at 1875 Fruitridge Ave. Our regular service is held each Sunday at 10:30 a.m.
This Sunday, Peggy Tiemey, owner of Tanglewood Books and author of “Surviving the Angel of Death,” the memoir of Eva Kor, will speak to the congregation on Tikkun Olam” (Repair the World). Ms. Tiemey is currently serving on the CANDLES Museum board of directors.
Also on Sunday, May 19, 2013, at 9:15 a.m., The Rationalist Free-thinkers discussion group will discuss Thomas L. Friedman’s “The Lexus and The Olive Tree.”
Children’s religious education begins 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. Our regular service is each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. We have disabled access, and can provide large print bulletins and hearing assistance devices if needed. We also provide childcare for young children. We can be reached by Phone: 812-232-1193 or visit our Website: www.terehauteuu.org.
Marshall Federated Church, 105 N. Main, Marshall, Ind. and The Parke County Cowboy Church Band invites everyone to Cowboy Church on Sunday, May 19, at 6 p.m. Special guest will be Rimfire, from Ridgefarm, Ill. There is no admission charge, however a love offering will be received. For information, call John Cornell at 765-597-2209 or the church at 765-597-2209.
Central Christian Church
Disciples of Christ
Our Sunday worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m. We will celebrate pentecost and the presence of the holy spirit. Wear red to worship. We will gather and dedicate our special pentecost Offering that supports new congregations throughout the Christian Church (DOC) in the U.S. and Canada. A special time for the young church will be held during the service.
After worship we will gather for a special carry-in lunch to show our appreciation and honor the Rev. Zelensky as she begins her sabbatical. Sunday school classes will not meet. As soon as tables are set up and the food is set out we will begin. bring a dish to share if you are attending.
Adult Bible study is held on Monday mornings at the church. The study begins at 9 am.
We continue to sell Fair Trade coffee, tea, cocoa and chocolate bars. The Disciples men group is selling handmade disciples necklaces and keychains.
Mark your calendars. 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.
God calls Central Christian Church to be a welcoming and open faith community where Christian love, action, and discipleship unite.” (Vision Statement of Central Christian Church, D.O.C., Terre Haute, IN.)
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.
St. Paul Missionary Baptist
The church, at 1000 S. 15th St. will observe the 17th pastoral anniversary of the Rev. Terry M. Clark and Mrs. Ella M. Clark tomorrow, at 3 p.m. Special guests will be Pastor Dexter Jordan and St. John Missionary Baptist Church. The theme is “How Else Shall They Hear,” from Romans 10:14. The public is invited. If there are any questions, call the church, 812-232-7790.
Unity Presbyterian Church
Worship service is 10:30 a.m. at 1207 E. Springhill Drive. All are welcome. The first Sunday of each month we celebrate the lord’s supper. Our pastor is Linda Peters and the congregation invite you to hear this weeks sermon, “Always Home with God” based on Galatians 5:22-25 and John 14:15-27.
The congregation will be celebrating Pentecost, the birth of the church, by wearing red. Unity will also confirm two of our youth. There is also a covered dish luncheon honoring our Pastor, Linda Jo Peters, who will be retiring at the end of May.
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 6 p.m.
Amie Ellison is our choir director, and 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 Main Street Presbyterian Church, Petersburg. Blessings to all who volunteer, staff members, bus drivers, administrators and students at Wabash 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Baptist Church
You are invited to join us for worship this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. This will be Pentecost Sunday and it will be the final week of our church wide study of Acts. Our associate pastor, John Campbell, will be preaching and his sermon topic will be “Transformed” with scripture from Acts 2:36-47. Our musical guests this Sunday will be the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology brass ensemble, under the direction of Julie Dugger. The sanctuary choir will also present the anthem “Come, Holy Spirit,” arranged by Jack Schrader. The children’s story will include a special celebration of the birthday of the Christian church, which is traditionally observed on Pentecost Sunday. This will also be graduate recognition Sunday as we recognize our high school and college graduates. 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. This week our youth and adult classes will have a joint lesson and Pentecost celebration, followed by brunch in Esken Hall.
Our annual vacation Bible school will be from 9 a.m. to noon the week of June 10-14. 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 weekday pre-school for 2013-14. We have classes for beginners, middlers and pre-kindergarten and they are filling quickly. 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.
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.
Note that our south campus is temporarily holding worship services in the Fellowship Center. The entrance to the center is on the west side of the building but the front entrance is open for your convenience as well.
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 sixth 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.
Boost, our fall Wednesday midweek gathering, starts with dinner at 5:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Center, and classes for all ages 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 the south campus at 812-232-4808, or north campus 812-232-2478.
You can also visit our new website at www.mountpleasantfamily.org, friend us on Facebook (Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church) and/or follow us on Twitter @Mt_PleasantUMC.
Rosedale Baptist Church
Rosedale Baptist Church, Depot and Middle streets, 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., 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.
Peniel United Methodist Church
Join us this Sunday in the Fellowship Hall at Kennedy Crossing Road in Brazil for beverages and pastries. It’s a nice time to say hello and catch up on the latest happenings. The time is about 10:25 a.m. between Sunday school, which starts at 9:45 a.m. and church services, which begin at 10:45 a.m.
On May 25 the Town and Country Methodist Men will meet at 8 a.m. at Harmony.
The scripture for this Sunday is from Acts 2:1-21.
“The Winds Blow!” is the title of pastor Pippin’s Message.
For more information, contact pastor Pippin at 812-443-8489.
Central Presbyterian Church
Central Presbyterian Church (125 N. Seventh St.) will gather Sunday for worship at 10:30 a.m. This Sunday marks the festival of Pentecost, and the service will be led by Seventh Cents, the youth group comprised of youth from this church and from Centenary United Methodist Church. The service will include appreciation for the Sunday school teachers who have served during this academic year, recognition of graduates from the congregation, and the awarding of scholarships that are connected with the church. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. The church will be hosting a Red Cross blood drive from 2 to 6 p.m. on Thursday; donors from the broader community are welcome. For details, call the church office 812-232-5049 or visit www.thcpc.org.
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,”Wild Goose Chase: The Holy Spirit and the Spirit of Adventure,” and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery, using a magnificent musical instrument to praise God.
Worship 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 class), Ken Lane will teach and lead discussion on “Hope Through Stewardship.” At the same time, in the Cross and Flame Room, the Lamplighters discussion group continues their study on “Guerrilla Lovers” (Revolutionary Compassion).
At adult class for parents with young children, the parent trap, 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 “Pentecost.”
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 this group. On Sunday, the group will showcase this year’s activities at Central Presbyterian Church during the worship service. Call the church office for more information.
A “Churchwide Picnic” is scheduled for Sunday at 12:30 p.m. It will be held in Deming Park, and food/refreshments will be served in the Allsop Shelter (by the playground). Bring a dish to share and your own table service.
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 any of the activities listed above or in our very active women’s ministries, contact the church office at 812-232-2319.
Shelburn First Baptist
You are invited to Shelburn First Baptist Church for services tomorrow.
Interim pastor, the Rev. Ron Riggs, will preach on “The Perfect Church!?” from Ephesians 4:7-16. Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. with our graduation day worship service at 10 a.m. Route 56 for children is at 10:40 a.m. Adult Bible study and all our children and youth activities continue at 6:30 p.m. The community kitchen dinner will be Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday activities include youth and adult Bible study at 6:30 p.m. Dusty and Samantha Tryon are our youth ministers. 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.
Pentecost Sunday means many things. The biggest is that God has come to live inside believers.
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.
We meet in the 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. You will be glad you did. We look forward to meeting you.
For more information, visit www.gccth.org or call 217-251-4507.
Seelyville United Methodist
Pastor Jack Diel and the Seelyville UMC family invite you to join us on Sunday, May 19, for Pentecost Sunday. Morning worship begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by a time of fellowship hosted by the McCrea and Wiley families. Sunday School classes begin at 10:45 a.m. and Nursery Care will be provided by Connie Atkinson and Jo Phillips. Kid’s hour continues from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster.
Scripture readings for this Sunday are Acts 2:1-21 and John 14:8-17 and 25-27, with Bob Elsey as liturgist. Soloist for this Sunday is Patty Jones. Hymns are “Holy Spirit, Come, Confirm Us,” “Spirit Song” and “O Spirit of the Living God,” accompanied by organist and pianist Mary Jensen.
Pastor Jack’s sermon is “The Gift of the Holy Spirit” and focuses on the holy spirit being a gift from God that promises new life for the church. The sanctuary will be accented with the color red for this special Sunday.
Today features the Rose-Hulman student dinner at 5 p.m. which takes place quarterly to wish students success during Final Exam week. Monday, May 20 will find Webelos 2B at 6 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. On Tuesday, the prayer and Bible study group convenes in the library at 10 a.m. and the staff-parish relations committee meets in the library at 6:15 a.m. Beginning yoga continues on Wednesday, with instructor Trudy Newton. Plan ahead for the May 26 Worship in the Park, where we meet for worship and a picnic in Hawthorne Park at 10 a.m.
Seelyville United Methodist Church is 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 email@example.com.
United Methodist Temple
United Methodist Temple gathers to worship God as revealed in Jesus Christ at 5301 U.S. 41 S.. This coming weekend we have two important events. One is our spring into summer catfish dinner today from 4 to 7 p.m. Join us for a great meal and great fellowship. There will be a blood drive in honor of Mike Saylor during the dinner. The second is our worship celebrating Pentecost at 8:45 and 11 a.m. on Sunday.
Highlights of our two services will be our chancel choir singing “Fill-a-Me-Up” by Choplin, with our temple bells doing a powerful rendition of “Spirit Wind” by Bartsch, all under the direction of Jill Kuckewich and accompanied by Doug Sperry. Come and learn be inspired about the day of Pentecost. Please wear red or get a ribbon as you come in, and think about this day which is known to many as the birthday of the church. All are welcome.
Today: 4 p.m., spring into summer catfish dinner
Sunday: worship at 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m., 10 a.m. Bible study for all ages, 10 a.m. welcome café, 1 p.m. membership class, 6:30 p.m. youth meeting
Monday: 10:30 a.m. holy yoga, noon to 2:15 p.m. celebrate recovery
Tuesday: 5:30 p.m. WM men’s group, 6 p.m. zumba, 7 p.m. Bible study with Dr. Steve Cain
Wednesday: 6 p.m. weight watchers, 7:30 p.m. holy yoga
Thursday: 10 a.m. piecemakers (quilting group), 6 p.m. holy yoga
Friday: 10:30 a.m. holy yoga
Our staff can be reached through business hours of 8:30 a.m. to noon, 1 to 3:30 p.m., by calling 812-299-1898. Margaret Fulsom is our secretary/volunteer coordinator. Jill Kuckewich is our kids hope director and music team leader. Janet Friedrich is our Temple pre-school director. Doug Sperry is our piano accompanist and organist. The Rev. Steve Cain can be reached at steve.cain@ inumc.org or through the above number as well.
Please come and join us at our 10 a.m. worship service with Holy Communion each Sunday morning at Trinity Lutheran Church at 2620 Ohio Blvd. here in Terre Haute. Sunday School for all ages is also offered each Sunday morning from 9 to 9:45 a.m.
On Sunday, 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. Also 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 ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) World Hunger Organization.
For more information, call 812-232-7628.