Community Bible study at 7 p.m. Tuesday, 1219 S. 12th St. Visit celestialchristianchurch.org or call 812-917-4410.
First Southern Baptist
Join us, 1200 E. Davis Drive. Bible study is 9:15 a.m. Sunday, with Sunday school for infants through fifth grade. Worship service at 10:30 a.m. Kid Worship for kindergarten through fourth grade is after singing. Extended session check-in for those under 4 years old is 10:15 a.m.
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, we have Spark for children, Ignite youth group and Blaze adult prayer group.
Pastor is the Rev. Bryce Ulrich. Phone 812-235-7623 or office@ fsouthern.org, and visit www.fsouthern.org.
First Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Located 1875 S. Fruitridge Ave. Sunday service is 10:30 a.m. Children’s religious education is 10:50 a.m. Sunday’s speaker is Alexandra McNichols-Torroledo, on novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez’ novel “One Hundred Years of Solitude,” and its magic realism style, romance and references to violence in Colombia. McNichols-Torroledo has published books on poetry, photography and Colombian Neo-paramilitarism.
Rational Free Thinkers group meets 9:15 a.m., discussing Michael Crema’s concept of De-Evolution. Call 812-232-1193 or find us on Facebook.
Mount Pleasant United Methodist
Aaron Wheaton, senior pastor, and Rick Swan, assistant pastor, and the church invite you to join us.
South campus, 3050 E. Davis Drive, offers Sunday worship at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m., Sunday school at 10 a.m. North campus, 1075 N. Fruitridge Ave., offers Sunday school at 9 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m. Both campuses will host Holy Communion.
Our new sermon series begins Sunday with “When Churches Turn Inward.”
Upward soccer programs for kindergarten through eighth grade, in addition to a special needs league, at north campus. Revolution, for college-age students and up, meets Thursday with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Call 232-4808 for directions.
South campus activities:
Lifeline, for grades six through senior year, meets 9:50 to 10:40 a.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sundays, and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. X-Treme Tweenz, for fifth-graders, meets bi-weekly 4 to 6 p.m. Sundays.
Prayer meeting is 6 p.m. Monday in chapel. Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program from hurts, habits and hang-ups, meets 7 p.m. Friday in Wide Eye Cafe. Other groups include women’s Lunch Bunch, Yarn Spinners, Sit & Fit, and men’s fellowship group.
North campus activities:
Care Group meets 10 a.m. Thursday to spread Christ’s message to our shut-ins and newcomers.
Journey Forward, a support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide, meets Thursday at north campus, dinner at 6 p.m. and groups at 7 p.m. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call north campus office.
The Needle Nook and Hook meets Monday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Activities include sewing, crocheting, and knitting lap robes and afghans. Everyone invited regardless of skill level.
“A.D.,” a choir presentation, is performed Friday and May 10 at 7 p.m. at south campus. Musical traces the impact of the Resurrection, then issues a bold call for the church today. Registration is under way for Vacation Bible School 2014, “Wilderness Escape,” for both campuses.
Call 812-232-4808 (south) or 812-232-2478 (north), visit www.mountpleasantfamily.org.
St. George’s Episcopal West Terre Haute
We invite you to Sunday adult Christian education, 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. in church hall. A Sunday worship service of Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m., with the Rev. John Brockman as the celebrant. Coffee hour will follow.
Located Ferguson Hill, 1337 N. Smith Place. Visit www.stgeorges indiana.com or call 812-533-1346 and leave a message. Contact person: Sylvia Brockman, bishop’s warden, email@example.com.
Seelyville United Methodist
Pastor Jack Diel and the church invite you to worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Nursery is available. Kid’s Hour meets 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., followed by Sunday school. Fellowship is after worship. Scripture readings for Sunday are 1 Peter 1:17-23 and Luke 24:13-35.The choir will present an anthem. Rehearsal is 8:30 a.m. Sunday. New members welcome.
Pastor Jack’s sermon is “Gathered at the Table,” Though we are sometimes blind to the presence of Christ, He continues to reach out, especially as we gather at the table.
The prayer and Bible study group meets Tuesday at 10 a.m. in library. Beginning Yoga is 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Located corner of U.S. 40 and Second St. Call 812-877-1868 or seelyvilleumc@ frontier.com.
Centenary United Methodist
Located 301 N. Seventh St., adjacent to Indiana State University. Worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Youth Sunday, the 7th Cents Youth Group, presents the message “Gifts of the Spirit.” The chancel choir will sing an anthem.
Fellowship in church library at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school classes at 10:45 p.m. Nursery care is provided. Friendship Class adult Bible study will discuss “Jesus Resists Temptation” (Matthew 4:1-18). Lamplighters Discussion Group meets in Disciple Room. Preschool, primary, junior and youth classes are offered.
Taco lunch is served and the 7th Cents Youth Group will present a talent show in fellowship hall Sunday at noon. Freewill offering will be collected for the group’s summer mission trip.
Prayer and meditation time Thursday, 11 a.m. to noon. Chancel choir practices at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Call 812-232-2319.
Located 125 N. Seventh St. at 10:30 a.m. for Sunday worship, with Pastor Lant Davis. Sermon, “The Promise Is for You,” is based on Acts 2:14a, 36-41, in which Peter preaches in Jerusalem and many believe. Nursery care is provided. Coffee and conversation follows worship in fellowship hall. Sunday school for all ages is 9:30 a.m.
Friday at 7 p.m., church organist Jonathan Rudy presents a free concert. May 10 at 10 a.m., a ladies’ breakfast in t fellowship hall. This is the kickoff event in planning for 2014 Church Bazaar. Call 812-232-5049 or visit www.thcpc.org.
Located 111 S. Ninth St. Mass Saturday at 5:30 p.m., Sunday at 8:30 a.m. or 11 a.m., and weekdays at 12:05 p.m.
First Holy Eucharist is celebrated at 11 am mass. Confirmation is celebrated Sunday at 5 p.m., with Bishop Christopher Coyne, main celebrant. Reception follows in Parish Center. Call 812-232-8421.
St. Joseph University Parish
Located 113 S. Fifth St. Mass at 5 p.m. Saturday; Sunday at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; and weekdays at 5:15 p.m. Women’s Faith Sharing meets at 8:30 a.m. today. Confession is heard at 3:30 p.m. today. First Holy Communion is celebrated today at 5 p.m. Mass. Reconciliation is Wednesday at 7 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet is prayed Wednesday at 4:45 p.m. Visit online or call 812-232-7011.
St. Margaret Mary
Worship at 2405 S. Seventh St., with Mass Saturday at 4 p.m. or Sunday at 11 a.m. Spanish Mass is 2 p.m. Sunday. Sacrament of reconciliation is today at 2:30 p.m.
May crowning is 9:40 a.m. Sunday. Inquiry class for those who are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith is Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. Visit us online or call 812-232-3512.
St. Mary’s Village Church
Join us for Liturgy on Sunday at 9 a.m., followed by classes for pre-K through high school. Bible study, “Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues,” resumes Sunday after Mass. First Communion is May 11. Call 812-535-1261.
Located 1807 Poplar St. Liturgy is today at 6 p.m., Sunday at 9 a.m., and Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. Every weekday, a Communion service is 7:15 a.m. Sacrament of reconciliation is today at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 8 a.m. May crowning is 10:40 a.m. Sunday. Confirmation is celebrated Sunday at 2 p.m.
“Boot Camp for Life” is today in Family Life Center, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wabash Valley Right to Life will host this event for training high school and college-age students to defend unborn human life. Event includes “Pro-Life 101” in three sessions, and breakout sessions “Gendercide” and “True Love.” Light breakfast and lunch will be served. Fee is $20. Visit us online or call 812-232-8518.
Sacred Heart of Jesus
Located 2322 N. 131⁄2 St. Mass is Saturday at 4:30 p.m., Sunday at 10:30 a.m., and Friday at 11 a.m. Adult Bible study meets Monday at 6:30 p.m. in parish office. Sunday we will have May Crowning before Mass. Children are welcome to participate. Call 812-466-1231.
Located at 19 N. Alabama St. Mass on Saturday at 4:30 p.m., Sunday at 8:30 a.m., Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. Latin Mass is Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Reconciliation is Wednesday, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Visit us online or call 812-448-1901.
Sacred Heart, Clinton
Located 558 Nebeker St. Mass is Saturday at 4:30 p.m., Sunday at 9 a.m., or Thursday and Friday at 12:05 p.m. First Holy Communion is celebrated at 4:30 p.m. Mass today. Reconciliation is Saturday, 3:30 to 4 p.m. Adult Bible study is 6:30 p.m. Monday. Knights of Columbus meet 7:30 p.m. Monday. Call 765-832-8468.
St. Joseph, Rockville
Located 217 E. Ohio St. Mass Sunday is 11:15 a.m., Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. Sacrament of reconciliation is Tuesday, 4:30 to 5 p.m. Call 765-569-5406.
Terre Haute Deanery Center
Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother program is offered at Deanery Center 10 to 11:30 a.m. May 13, 20, and 27. You will experience an extraordinary pilgrimage through Mary’s life and see why she is an essential part of our faith. Guided by Dr. Edward Sri, journey through the biblical narrative of Mary’s life and visit places where key events in salvation history occurred. Register by calling 812-232-8400.
The speaker for all services Sunday is Mike Riddle, president of Creative Training Initiative and an education specialist. Mike’s sermon titles are: 9:30 a.m., “Dinosaurs and the Bible”; 10:30 a.m., “Genesis and Biblical Discernment”; and 6 p.m., “Defending the Christian Faith.”
Mike lectures and teaches worldwide on creation apologetics, Christian education, science and the Bible, and developing a biblical worldview. He is an adjunct speaker for “Answers in Genesis” and has been involved in creation ministry for more than 30 years.
Church and Pastor Larry Lilly invite the community to attend. Mike’s insightful ministry is presented on an admission-free basis. Thanks to David Brown of “Answers in Genesis,” who helped secure Mike’s services. Located 6770 N. Clinton St. Call 240-5842.
Worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Traditional service includes a message by Pastor Bernie Jackson, “What Shall We Do?,” with the Scripture Acts 2:36-41. Music will be provided by children’s choir and sanctuary choir. The service will include Communion and a parental child dedication service. A children’s story will be provided, and afterward grades K-3 will have children’s church. Sunday school, with classes for everyone, including eight adult class options, is at 10:45 a.m. Small groups meet throughout the week.
Sunday at 4:45 p.m., our children’s choir will present the musical “The Big Fish,” the story of Jonah, in the fellowship hall. After this will be the Youth Quest Fundraiser and ice cream fellowship. The contemporary/experiential worship service “The Link” is at 6 p.m. with Pastor John Campbell’s sermon on Revelation. We are an American Baptist congregation at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Visit www.thfbc.org.
Memorial United Methodist
Our church, at 2701 Poplar St., invites you to worship Sunday. The Rev. Scott’s sermon will be “He Had Been Made Known to Them.” Two followers of Jesus meet a “stranger” on the road to Emmaus, and Jesus later reveals himself to them. As we share Holy Communion on this day, may Christ be known to us. Scripture: Luke 24:13-35.
At 8:45 a.m., traditional worship Service. If you like to sing traditional hymns, hear a choir anthem by Chancel Choir and hear multiple scripture readings in a more formal setting then this is the service for you. At 9:45 a.m. join us for fellowship and refreshment time. At 10 a.m. join us for Sunday School. Many to choose from and for all ages. At 11 a.m., 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.
Both worship services include a children’s message, scripture readings, music, pastoral prayer, and sermon. Children may stay in service with their family or they may attend Children’s Church following Children’s Message.
Memorial Preschool is now accepting applications for 2014/2015 school year. We have classes for 2’s, 3’s and PreK. Pick up an application at preschool or church office. cCall 812-232-9046.
United Methodist Women’s Garage Sale today 8 to 11 a.m..
Central Christian Disciples of Christ
Today our youth are sponsoring a yard sale at the church. Check out great bargains, 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Proceeds of yard sale used toward next youth group mission trip to New Orleans.
Central Christian Church is an open and affirming congregation. Worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Celebrate Communion every Sunday and our table is open for all who wish to partake. Sunday we continue our celebration of Easter season with song, proclamation, and prayer. Special time for Young Church. During this time they gather donations for their Blessing Box. Fellowship time with drinks and donuts is after worship. Sunday school for all ages at 11 a.m. Adult Class continues their discussion on Rob Bell’s book Love Wins. Children’s Sunday school classes continues practice on Easter play to be presented May 11 during worship. Adult Bible Study is Monday at 9 a.m. at church. Sunday, Christian Kids Club enjoys a picnic and playtime at Deming Park. Bring sack lunch. Families are invited to join the fun.
Eelders meets at noon Sunday for a time of prayer, fellowship, study, and service. This is an important ministry of the church. We are grateful for the service of our elders.
Monday, we will celebrate communion with residents of Bethesda Gardens and Wyndmoor at 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. respectively.
The church is at 4950 E. Wabash Ave. Call 812-877-9959. Our website is www.cccthdiscples. org.
Located at Depot and Middle streets, Rosedale, with Pastor Randy McPike, invites you to Sunday Worship Service at 9:30 a.m., Sunday school 10:30 a.m., Sunday Eve service 7 p.m., and Wednesday Night Prayer and Bible Study at 7 p.m..
Starting May 4 we are having a weekly Youth Group Sunday nights 6 to 7 p.m. Join the fun.
Every third Sunday of the month, join us for “New Youth Group Program’. At 11:30 a.m., music and a skit for kids, followed by lunch and a lesson. Something new and different every month.
Shiloh Missionary Baptist
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church is celebrating their 82nd Church Home Coming May 4, at 3:30 p.m. at church. Special guest is St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, with Pastor Terry Clark bring the message. Public is invited. The Rev. Terrance M. Russell, Pastor.
Open Heart Quartet sings at 10 a.m. Sunday May 4 at Rio Grande Full Gospel Church, 10001 East Rio Grande Road (3.5 miles east of Sandcut). Open-Heart-Quartet is on Face Book.
Saint’s Home Church of God
Saint’s Home Church of God extends an invitation to join us in revival. Guest speaker is Mother Lee Van Zant from Vienna, Md., the Pastor of Monument of Love Church of God in Christ. She is Jurisdictional Supervisor for country of Brazil and of Maryland Eastern Shore Jurisdiction.
She serves the church as a member of General Assembly Sergeant at Arms and been a member of National Evangelist Board since 1972. She is a member of National Women’s’ Dept. Inspirational Team since 1985, and serves on International Home and Foreign Missions Board and is an instructor for AIM Convention as well as a member of Youth on A Mission Team, founder and CEO of Oasis of Love Ministries founded in 1985, member of the executive board of International Women’s Department under supervision of Mother Willie Mae Rivers. In December 2007 she was voted International Mission Woman of the Year at the Gospel Preachers Award.
The revival begins Tuesday, May 6 and conclude Friday, June 9. Service begins nightly at 7:30 p.m. Located at 2210 N. 13th St. in Terre Haute. Call the church 812-235-5252. Freewill offering will be received.
Trinity Lutheran Church
Join us at 10 am Worship Service with Holy Communion each Sunday morning at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2620 Ohio Blvd., Terre Haute. Sunday School at 9 am. And, coming up Sunday, May 11, we are recognizing and honoring our Moms during worship service
Also, Trinity Lutheran Church is partnering with Central Presbyterian, Centenary United Methodist, and St. Stephen's Episcopal churches to provide a Vacation Bible School (VBS) opportunity for children ages 4 to 5th grade at Central Presbyterian Church June 22-26 6 to 8:30 pm each evening as part of our outreach ministries to share Good News of God's love with young people in our community. Adult Bible Study Class is offered during the same times as VBS for kids. For more details concerning Trinity Lutheran Church, call 812-232-7628.
The Joy Lady: What would we have to do to have peace in our lives?
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Gospel soloist to perform July 27 in Brazil
Gospel music soloist Ryan Seaton will be in concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday in First Christian Church at Brazil.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: July 19, 2014
Events, preachers lined up for 3-day Cross Road Revival
The Cross Road Revival, an old-fashioned revival and worship service, will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday to July 26, at the Vigo County Conservation Club, 10382 Grotto Road.
THE JOY LADY: Captivating, making obedient our minds, word by word
The last part of 2 Corinthians 10:5 says, “We take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” Now come on, Apostle Paul. Capture every thought? I mean, really. Is that possible?
THE JOY LADY: ‘The words of my mouth, the meditation of my heart’
I know that today is only July 12, and we are four months away from Thanksgiving dinner. I know that it’s hot and you might not want to heat your oven for an hour to bake a pie.
- Church Briefs: July 12, 2014
- Providence Food Pantry to host rummage sale fundraiser
- CHURCH BRIEFS: July 5, 2014
- RELIGION BRIEFS: July 5, 2104
THE JOY LADY: Do we use words for building up or tearing down?
Over the years, I have learned a thing or two.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: June 28, 2014
THE JOY LADY: Lewis, Dumas, Bonhoeffer: The words we read feed our souls
I work in a public library. It’s a perfect job for a bibliophile like me. (Don’t worry, that’s not a dirty word!)
RELIGION BRIEFS: June, 21, 2104
• Four-church VBS and adult Bible study event
• Retiring pastor to be honored for service
- CHURCH BRIEFS: June 21, 2014
THE JOY LADY: Evidence of our faith is not evident when we know what to do
Sometimes bad things happen to us. That’s usually when we ask, “Why, Lord?” But I wonder, do we have the right to ask that in the bad times if we’ve never asked it during the good times?
The Joy Lady: What should we do when we get annoyed with every day events?
I confess. Sometimes I get pretty annoyed with other people. Especially when they don’t do things just as I would have them done.
- Church briefs: June 14, 2014
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THE JOY LADY: Listen: Saying what you mean, speaking the truth
Sometimes we don’t always speak the truth. Even when we say one thing, we mean another.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: June 7, 2014
Providence Gift Shop relocating with new name
The Gift Shop at Providence Center of St. Mary-of-the-Woods will host a grand opening celebration on June 20.
Methodist Temple seventh annual catfish dinner today
The Seventh annual “SummerFest” catfish dinner outreach of United Methodist Temple in Terre Haute will be today on the church grounds, 5301 S. U.S. 41.
June Taizé prayer service to focus on family
Persons of all faiths are invited to an ecumenical Taizé Prayer gathering from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Church of the Immaculate Conception at St. Mary-of-the-Woods.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: May 31, 2014
THE JOY LADY: We should pursue righteousness as if we’re starving for it
My doctor wants me on a new routine. Take a shot, eat breakfast.
The Joy Lady: Important questions we should ask ourselves every day
I recently attended a memorial service at the nursing home where my stepfather spent the last years of his life. It wasn’t a big service, there were no bands or flags or special speaker brought in. Nor was it a service where people bowed their heads in silent prayer as the names of the loved ones were read.
- Church briefs: May 24, 2014
Humorist, musician to bring SpiriTed tour to Terre Haute June 1
Maple Avenue United Methodist Church will be hosting daily columnist/
humorist Jonathan Richard Cring and artist/musician Janet Clazzy during their SpiriTed “Gospel According to Common Sense” tour, which includes comedic and inspirational essays from Cring’s national daily column at www.jonathots.
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