News From Terre Haute, Indiana


November 17, 2012

CHURCH BRIEFS: Nov. 17, 2012

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Maple Avenue United Methodist

Maple Avenue United Methodist Church welcomes all to worship with us this Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Pastor, David Rockhill will deliver Sunday’s message titled “Nothing Lasts Forever” which will incorporate scripture Mark 13:1-8. The theme this week reminds us that change and disaster are a part of life but faith gives us the ability us the ability to rise above it all. Sunday school classes for all ages will meet at 9:30 a.m. During the 10:30 a.m. worship service children are invited to attend Junior Church with our Sunday Morning Youth Coordinator, Mrs. Sarah Dyer and assistants. We offer free transportation to and from the 10:30 a.m. worship service. If you would like a ride to church, please call the church office before noon on Fridays during the week. You may call the church at 812-232-7263.

Maple Avenue offers many programs for adults and children alike. Programs available to all include: GED Classes, Adult Basic Education Classes, After School Tutoring (Grades 1-5), After School Open Gym, (Grades 1-5), Daycare, Preschool. Music Programs Include: The Chancel Choir, Summer Dinner Theatre Productions, Spring Cabaret, Christmas and Easter Cantatas with Orchestra and Children’s Choir. Missions and service opportunities include: Prayer Chain, Operation Classroom, Penny Drive for Lebanon Children’s Home, United Campus Ministries, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, Habitat for Humanity, and 14th & Chestnut Community Center. For more information, check us out on the web at

Marshall First United

Methodist Church

Marshall First United Methodist Church, located at the corner of 7th and Plum Streets in Marshall, Ill., invites everyone to join them.

As the Advent season begins, help decorate the church at the annual “Hanging of the Greens,” beginning at 4 p.m. CST Sunday, Nov. 25. Decorating will be followed by a sandwich and salad meal provided by the Sunday school classes. Many hands of all ages will be needed.

Join us for a free performance by one of gospel music’s premier quartets Sunday, Dec. 9, at 1 p.m. in the church’s sanctuary. Fifth Street Revival Gospel Quartet, a southern gospel group from Mt. Carmel, Ill., features lead singer and local Methodist pastor, Chris Quick. Don’t miss this fun-filled Christmas celebration. The group’s new Christmas CD and others will be available for purchase.

On Sunday, Dec. 16, the children of the church will perform a Christmas musical called The Opinionated Christmas Tree. A birthday party for Jesus will follow the program. Activities will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Two Christmas Eve services will be on Dec. 24. There will be a service at 5:30 p.m. focusing on families with younger children, and the traditional candlelight service at 10 p.m. This annual music-filled service will fill your heart with the Christmas spirit.

The church’s annual Christmas Dinner is for everyone in the community and is free. Enjoy a traditional holiday meal with all the delicious trimmings beginning at noon on Christmas Day in the fellowship hall. Reserve your seat by Dec. 20 by calling the church office. Sunday morning services are at 9 a.m. followed by Sunday school for all ages beginning at 10:15. A fellowship time takes place between the services.

For more information about any of these events, please call 217-826-8041 or find us on the web at

Rio Grande Baptist

Please join us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. We worship with traditional hymns, contemporary praise music, and a children’s message presented by Pastor Matt Larimer. Children and youth are invited to attend classroom lessons during the sermon.

On Wednesday at 7 p.m. we meet for Bible study led by Pastor Matt. Currently we are discussing Eschatology (events surrounding the end times). Complimentary coffee is available.

We offer many ways to serve God and the surrounding community. Currently we are organizing a food drive to help those in need. All donations will go towards filling Thanksgiving baskets for local families in need.

Rio Grande is located at the corner of Rio Grande and Erickson at 4411 E. Rio Grande, Terre Haute. Visit or email at

Centenary United Methodist

The congregation of Centenary, located at 301North Seventh St.,  welcomes you to worship with us, Sunday, at 9:30 a.m. Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s sermon, “A Sermon for the Messes Among Us” (Luke 7: 36-50), and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and the beautiful tenor voice of Scott Buchanan singing a special anthem honoring God.

Fellowship in the Church Library will follow the Worship Service, from 10:30-10:45 a.m. Sunday School classes are offered to all age groups and nursery care is provided. At 10:45 a.m., in the Friendship Class (adult Bible study), Jane Tennis will teach and lead discussion on “Paul Ministers in Malta” (Acts 28: 1-10). At the same time, in the Cross and Flame Room, the Adult Discussion Group will continue their study of the Book of John.

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 6-12) taught by Gail Hayes and Nancy Rogers. Theme for all classes on Nov. 18 is “Jericho.”

On Sunday, at 7 p.m., the “Big Questions” Discussion Group for post-high school and college age students will meet at Centenary. The study topic for the Fall Semester is Adam Hamilton’s book, “When Christians Get It Wrong.” Discussion topics are led by the Rev. Phyllis Peters.

Centenary’s “Study the Scriptures (from Genesis to Revelation)” meets on Mondays, from 2:30-5 p.m. The Rev. Phyllis Peters is leading this special Bible study.

The 7th Cents Youth Group, students from middle school and high school classes, meets at Central Presbyterian Church from 6 to 7:30 p.m., each Sunday. Interested students are welcome to become a member of the group. On Sunday, Nov. 18, the group will review the Book of Ruth and discuss “The Faith of a Foreign Woman.”

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 your are interested in the Chancel Choir, directed by Erich Kendall, come and join our rehearsals on Sunday mornings from 8:30-9:15 a.m. Contact the church office at 812-232-2319 if you are interested in participating in any activities.

Memorial United

Methodist Church

Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 2701 Poplar St., Terre Haute, invites you to worship with us each Sunday. Parking is available in our large lot behind the church on Oak Street.

Please join us Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 for one of the following services. The sermon will be “Now That is A Guarantee.” Guarantees are only as good as the company/person who stands behind them it is said. Well, the writer of Hebrews gives a great guarantee about forgiveness and Christ Jesus stands behind it. Now, that is a guarantee worth having. Scripture: Hebrews 10:11-18.

At 8:45 a.m. we have our Traditional Worship Service. If you like to sing traditional hymns, hear a choir anthem by our Chancel Choir and hear multiple scripture readings in a more formal setting then this is the service for you.

At 9:45 a.m. join us for our fellowship and refreshment time.

At 10 a.m. join us for Sunday School. We have many to choose from and for all ages.

At 11 a.m. we have our second service PRAYZ. Our casual family type worship, with the wonderful PRAYZ band. If you like to wear jeans to church, sing along with the praise team to praise music, see film and media used in worship, and you like a more laid back and casual service then this is the service for you.

The Traditional and PRAYZ! worship services both contain a children’s message, scripture readings, music, pastoral prayer, and the sermon. Children may stay in the service with their family or they may attend Children’s Church following the Children’s Message.

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

Nami (National Alliance on Mental Illness) meets the 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Library. This is a support group for persons living with depression, panic attacks, anxiety, bipolar or schizophrenia and is open to the public. For more information contact Betty Porter at 812-877-9950.

For more information please call our church office at 812-234-0776, fax us at 812-235-3574 or visit our website at

Annunciation Catholic

Annunciation, Brazil - Father John Hollowell and the parishioners of Annunciation Church, 19 N. Alabama, Brazil, welcome you to join them for Mass on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. or Sunday 8:30 a.m. Weekday masses are celebrated on Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. On Tuesday at 5:30 pm a Latin Mass will be celebrated.

St. Benedict Church

The parish community of St. Benedict, 111 S. 9th Street celebrates Mass on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Daily Mass is celebrated each weekday with the exception of Wednesday at 12:05 p.m. Join us.

Religious Education classes for our elementary grades are from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Sunday mornings. Our Freshman Religious Education class and Sophomore/Junior Confirmation classes meet from 5-6:45 p.m. Sunday evening. The seniors are meeting monthly. Our youth will assemble and deliver Thanksgiving baskets on Nov. 18, contact Janet Roth for details.

St. Benedict Altar Society will host their Holiday Bazaar at Hellmann Hall this weekend. Stop by Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. or Sunday, Nov. 18 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

St. Joseph University Parish

St. Joseph University Parish, 113 S 5th St., invites you to celebrate Mass with us this weekend. Mass is at 5 p.m. 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. 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. on Sunday. For more information about grade school/middle school religious education contact Elizabeth Davis at Our high school faith formation classes are on Sunday evenings from 5-6:30 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information at

If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, seeking to grow in your spiritual life, or exploring membership in the Catholic Church, The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, RCIA sessions are weekly on Wednesday from 7-8:30 pm. Contact Donna McKenzie at for more information.

St. Joseph University Parish has cookbooks for sale just in time for the upcoming holidays. Proceeds from the sale of “Feeding the Flock,” a cookbook to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the church, will be donated to the Samaritan Food Pantry and Catholic Charities Foodbank. The cookbooks are $10 and can be purchased at the following locations: Baesler’s Office - located in the middle of the store, Clabber Girl - Contact Linda Forsythe, First Financial Bank-Contact Sally Whitehurst, Nancy’s Downtown Mall - Contact Donna Scarbrough or Nancy; St. Joseph’s church office.   

St. Joseph University Parish serves Indiana State University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology while also welcoming the students of St. Mary-of-the-Woods College and Ivy Tech. Catholic Campus ministry strives to be the life-giving presence of Christ within the academic community. The Giving Tree project will be spearheaded by campus ministry again this year. We collected 350 toys for the Christmas House last year and hope to increase that number this year. For more info go to:

St. Margaret Mary Church

The St. Margaret Mary parish community invites you to join us for weekend Mass on Saturday at 4 p.m. or Sunday at 11 a.m. You also are invited to the celebration of a Spanish Mass each Sunday at 2 pm. We are located at 2405 S. 7th St. For more information about our parish or any of our programs, please call the parish office at: 812-232-3512.

Religious education for grades Pre-K through 8 is Sunday morning from 9:30-10:45 a.m. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at High school religious education classes are at Moran Center located at St. Patrick School Sunday evenings from 5-6:30 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information at 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 on Sunday from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m.  

The Annual St. Margaret Mary Craft Fair-Bake Sale-Noodle Sale-Raffle is this weekend, Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

St. Mary’s Village Church

St. Mary’s Village Church invites you to join us for liturgy Sunday at 9 a.m. Mass will be celebrated Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, at 9 a.m. at St. Mary’s Village Church. This will be the only Thanksgiving Day Mass in the Terre Haute area this year and parishioners from all Deanery Churches are welcome to attend.

If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith or exploring membership in the Catholic Church contact Sr. Joan Slobig, S.P. for information about the RCIA, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults at the parish office 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.

St. Patrick will host the annual Ruthmarie Bauer Newport Thanksgiving Dinner from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22. The serving of this delicious dinner is a long running annual tradition at St. Patrick and everyone is welcome. There is no charge. If you or someone you know could benefit from a meal on Thanksgiving Day please plan to attend the dinner. Each year about 200 meals are delivered. Help is always welcome with set up the night before, Nov. 21 and Thanksgiving day, serving the meal, delivery and clean up assistance is welcome. For information for delivery of meals or to volunteer to help, call the parish office at 812-232-8518.

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.

Sunday morning religious education classes for grades Pre-K through 8 meet from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in the Moran Center. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at High school faith formation classes are in Moran Center Sunday evenings from 5-6:30 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information at

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

Sacred Heart of Jesus parishioners welcome you to celebrate Mass with them at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Weekday Mass is Thursday at 10:45 a.m. First Friday senior Mass followed by lunch on the first Friday of each month begins at 11 a.m. We are located at 2322 N. 13 1/2 Street.

Beginning on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012, religious education classes for grades Pre-K through 8 will meet from 9 to 10:15 a.m. High school youth ministry classes begin at 5 p.m. Sunday. Our youth will assemble and deliver Thanksgiving baskets on Nov. 18, contact Janet Roth for details. Adult Ministry continues the 24 week Great Adventure Bible Study be Jeff Cavins on Monday evenings. Jeff is recognized nationally and internationally as a great public speaker and Bible teacher. For more information call the office at 812-466-1231.

The new Hearts to Hand Outreach Ministry at Sacred Heart of Jesus parish is open for donations anytime. Greatest need this week is for food, bath soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toilet paper and diapers. Our goal for year’s end is 5,500 items so far we have collected 1,500 items. Religious education children are keeping a tally of donated items. Table of the Good Shepherd Food Pantry will receive all items donated. Pantry is open on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Pantry hours are 9:30-11:45 a.m. and 6-7:45 p.m. The 365 people served by the pantry are grateful for all we do to help. God bless you for your generosity.

John Paul II Catholic High School Holiday Yard Sale will be on Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Holy Family Center located at 2322 N. 13 1/2 St., Terre Haute. New and like-new Christmas decorations, baked goods, and more will be available.

Deanery Pastoral Center

Hospice of the Wabash Valley presents “Journeys” - a free bereavement support program that will meet once each week for six weeks on Tuesday mornings Nov. 6 - Dec. 18, 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Meetings will be at Terre Haute Deanery Pastoral Center (1801 Poplar St.). Session topics include: common reactions to loss, letting yourself grieve, managing the holidays/other difficult times and steps which can help you heal. Participants will receive a bereavement workbook. You are welcome to attend, no matter where you are in your own grief journey. For information contact Sr. Mary Montgomery at 812-232-8400 or Jack Brockman from Hospice and Sr. Mary will be facilitating the group.

The Deanery Pastoral Center Resource Center lending library has a large selection of books and DVDs on the lives of the saints. November is an excellent month to learn about or review the story of your favorite saint. Come by the Center (1801 Poplar) to check out a good book or DVD.

Christ United Methodist Church

Christ United Methodist Church, 221 South 6th St., West Terre Haute, will have Robert Brock; The Voice of the Martyrs during our Willing Hands Cluster supported evening service on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. Robert has been with The Voice of the Martyrs since 1993. As one of their national speakers, he has shared in hundreds of churches and venues reaching thousands every year with the message of the persecuted church. On his overseas travels, he meets with families of martyrs and delivers aid, relief, and spiritual encouragement. We invite and encourage the community to attend this service Nov. 18 at 6 p.m.

Unity Presbyterian Church

Worship service at 1207 E. Springhill Dr. is 10:30 a.m. Our Pastor is Linda Peters. Her sermon, “Give Thanks to God Who Makes All Things New,” is based on Psalm 113 and Mark 13:1-3. Bible Study, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School class following A Moment with the Children. Child care is available during worship. Join us for coffee and fellowship following the service.

Unity will have a Vintage Clothing Sale today at the Popoff Laundromat, 1519 Wabash Ave, 8 a.m. to noon. Choir rehearsal is every Thursday, 7 p.m. and every Sunday 10 a.m. For the month of November, Unity will pray for Dubuque Theological Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa. and First Presbyterian Church, Jasper, this week, blessings to all who volunteer, staff members, bus drivers, administrators and students at Sugar Creek Consolidated Elementary School. We also have an outdoor sanctuary you may visit for quiet reflection at any time. Church office 812-299-2206, our website: Join us for Potluck and Praise each Thursday 6 p.m. Church office 812-299-2206.

Oregon Baptist Church

Sermon for Nov. 18 - For This Cause I Die; Scripture 1 Peter 5:6-11

Oregon Baptist Church is an American Baptist Church located at 11200 S. Carlisle St. Terre Haute, IN 47802, 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.

Sunday School starts each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Rev. Fred Harrison leads us in morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening service is at 6 p.m. There are youth groups for PreK thru High School on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The PreK to 2nd grade are learning “Values to Grow By” this year using a series from Veggie Tales. The 2nd through 5th graders are “Traveling Route 66” (66 books of the Bible). Learn more about God’s word, play games and have a snack.

Peniel United Methodist Church

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

The Town and Country United Methodist Men will meet at Bethel on Nov. 24 at 8 a.m.

Also Saturday evening, Nov. 24 will be Family Night at 6 p.m. The church will be decorated, including putting up the Christmas tree. It’s annual decorations are children’s socks, hats, mittens etc. donated by the congregation. They will be distributed to local grade school teachers for the children who need them.

The next week on Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. is the annual Ladies Advent Tea. Those wanting to be hostesses should contact Martha Nicosia.

This being the 3rd Sunday of the month, beverages and pastries will be served for all to enjoy between Sunday School which begins at 9:45 and church services at 10:45.

Any food or cleaning items you bring will be appreciated by the Food Pantry.

Pastor Pippin’s Message is titled: “Giving Thanks Around the Table”. Our Scripture is from St. Luke 22: 14-20. For more information, contact Pastor Pippin at 812 -443-8489.

Riley Bible Church

We are located two doors down from Dollar General in Riley Square, Riley; right off of Highway 46. Sunday morning services include Sunday School for all ages at 10 am and family worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday night Prayer & Bible Study starts at 7 p.m. with regular prayer and Bible study.

Currently, Pastor Hodge is teaching through the book of Romans on Sunday mornings.

Riley Bible Church is a fellowship of Christians dedicated to studying the Bible in order to grow spiritually and tell others of His salvation. Fo information call us at 812-230-6053, visit or check us out on Facebook.

Reformed Presbyterian Church

The Terre Haute Reformed Presbyterian Church is a new congregation committed to the inspired and infallible Word of God. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. The regular adult class is studying the promises of God using the Joel Beeke/James La Belle book Living by God’s Promises, while the college-age class is working through The pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges. Pastor Bill Roberts will preach on the theme of “But You” from the book of II Timothy. Worship begins at 10:45 a.m. and is followed by a fellowship meal to which all are invited to stay. The church meets at 1407 North 25th St. (corner of 25th St. & 5th Ave.). A nursery for children 3 and under is available during the worship service.

First Unitarian Universalist

The church is at 1875 Fruitridge Ave., Terre Haute.

Our regular service is each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. On Sunday Nov. 18, Jon Van Til will present: “Making a Difference.”

Jon Van Til is professor Emeritus of Urban Studies and Community Planning at Rutgers University. His most recent book is resolving Community Conflicts and Problems. He also is the author of 10 other books. He currently divides his time between Seelyville and Budapest, Hungary. Our Service is each Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Also on Sunday at 9:15 a.m., we invite you to join Our Adult Education Group, The Rationalist Free Thinkers Discussion Group, led by Dr. Ed Warner. They will meet in the library. This week their topic of discussion will be: The Religion of Scientology.

Children’s Religious Education begins at 10:50 - There are two groups, youth ages 5 to 9 and Tweens, ages 10 and up. Childcare for younger children is provided.

Our regular service is each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. We can be reached by phone: 812-232-1193 or visit our website:

Marshall Federated

Marshall Federated Church, 105 N. Main, Marshall, Ind., and The Parke County Cowboy Church Band invites everyone to Cowboy Church Sunday, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. EST. Special guest will be The State Line Boys Bluegrass Gospel group. There is no admission charge, however a love offering will be received for our guest. For information, call John Cornell at 765-597-2209 or the church at 765-597-2497. Please use the west entrance to the building.

Central Presbyterian Church

Central Presbyterian Church (125 North 7th St.) will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Davis’s sermon, entitled “Daniel’s Revelation,” will be based on Daniel 12, in which Daniel recounts his vision of the “time of the end.” The service will include the sacrament of baptism and the presentation of Bibles to Sunday school students. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. Immediately following the worship service, refreshments and good conversation are served downstairs in Fellowship Hall. The church office will be closed Thursday and Friday. For more details, call the church office (812) 232-5049 or visit us online:

Saint’s Home Church

of God in Christ

The church invites public to join in the annual “Family Life in Christ” service. Our guest speaker will be Bishop Donald Smith of Saint’s Home Church of God in Christ, Terre Haute. The service will be Sunday, beginning at 3. A freewill offering will be taken. The church is at 2210 North 13th Street in Terre Haute. For more information you may contact the church at 812-235-5252.

Rosedale Baptist Church

Rosedale Baptist Church is at Depot and Middle Street in Rosedale. Call 765-548-2857. Pastor: Randy McPike.

Sunday Worship Service: 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School: 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Eve Service: 7 p.m.; Wednesday Night Prayer and Bible Study: 7 p.m.

Join Us For Our Next Youth Group Nov. 18. At 11:30 there will be music and a skit for the kids, followed by lesson and lunch. We will leave to go bowling at the Lucky Strike in Clinton. Please bring a permission slip to go bowling with us.

Central Christian Church

- Disciples of Christ

Our Sunday worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m. Central Christian Church is an Open and Affirming Congregation. A special time with Rev. Zelensky will be held for the Young Church. We will gather and dedicate our Thanksgiving Special Offering which supports Higher Education Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Nursery Care is provided. After worship we will gather for a fellowship time with donuts and drinks.

Sunday School will begin at 11 a.m. Our Cornerstone Class is focusing on stories and themes from the Hebrew Scriptures. Our Youth and Young Church begin practice during the Sunday School hour for their Christmas Pageant to be held on Dec. 16. An adult Bible study is held Monday mornings at 9 a.m. with Rev. Zelensky. This group meets at the church.

All are invited to join Chancel Choir; practice is held each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

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

Emmanuel UMC

We invite you to join us at Emmanuel United Methodist Church for fellowship at 9:15 a.m. and Sunday school beginning at 9:30 and for worship at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Colleen Harden. Also, join us for breakfast and prayer Friday mornings at 7 a.m.

Hanging of the Greens service will be held on Nove. 25 at 6 p.m.

Looking ahead: Emmanuel UMC will celebrate our annual Ladies Soup and Salad Supper on Wednesday December 5 at 6 p.m. Please bring your favorite soup or salad and come to enjoy an evening of food, fellowship and wonderful music by the Maple Ave. UMC Chancel Choir. Everyone is welcome.

The church is at 6076 U.S. Hwy 150 in West Terre Haute. Call 812-535-4218 or visit

Grace Community

Church of Terre Haute

Our celebration begins at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. Children are very important at Grace.

Each Sunday we start with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. for people of all ages. Our Children’s Sunday School is something your children will love. Our Youth Sunday School is a great time of encouragement and learning. Our adults enjoy good fellowship, discussion and teaching.

Our worship is a contemporary/traditional mix and lead by top notch musicians. The message is always Bible based. Mike Pringle is our pastor.

We meet in the Gospel Assembly Church fellowship hall 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.

Visit or call (217) 251-4507.

First Baptist Church

Our worship service, which is a traditional/blended style, is at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Bernie Jackson will continue a nine part sermon series on Christian legacy and the topic for this week is “Why Is Community So Important?” which scripture text from Galatians 2:11-16. The Sanctuary Choir will sing the anthem “A Thanksgiving Garden” by Joseph Martin and music will also be provided by The Sanctuary Bell Choir and our church orchestra. A children’s story is included each Sunday as a part of our worship service and afterward children in grades K-3 are dismissed to Children’s Church. Pre-School Sunday School and extended care is available throughout the morning. Our First Link Hospitality Center is open before and after the worship service providing a place for church members and guests to connect through light refreshments and conversation.

Sunday School is at 10:45 a.m. and we have classes for all ages, including nine adult classes. This Sunday we will begin a new class, specifically targeting those who are not currently in a bible study class, but yet are looking for a place to connect through study, service and fellowship. The initial meeting of this class will be in the church parlor. We also have a fully graded Sunday School program for pre-schoolers, children, and youth.

We are looking forward to welcoming a new member to our pastoral staff team on January 1. Mr. John Campbell has been called as full time Associate Pastor for Youth & Discipleship. He has been serving for the last five years as our part-time youth minister and he is currently a student at Indiana Wesleyan Seminary.

Upcoming events in the life of our church include our churchwide Thanksgiving Feast on this Sunday evening at 6 p.m. and our annual Family Advent Night and Chili supper on Nov. 25.

First Baptist Church is at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Our ministry staff includes Rev. Bernie Jackson, Senior Pastor; Rev. Steve Newman, Associate Pastor-Music/Worship; John Campbell, Youth Minister; Jill Kirchoff, Children’s Minister and Gina Dorsett, Weekday Pre-School Director. Further information about our church is available on website at

Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church

The church invites you to join us by attending a worship service or other activity.

Our south campus, located at 3050 East Davis Drive, offers Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. with Sunday school classes beginning 10 a.m. Our north campus, located at 1075 North Fruitridge Avenue, 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.

Try one of our small groups or various Bible studies available throughout the week. 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 a.m.-10:40 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. and also on Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. - 8 p.m. X-Treme Tweenz is a group for all fifth graders that meets bi-monthly on Sundays from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. from October to May beginning October 7th.

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.

On December 13 at 7 p.m., Ernie Couch & Revival, a southern gospel group, will perform in our sanctuary.

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. If you enjoy crafts, come on the first Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. for Christian fellowship during origami and card making.

For more information, you can call our south campus at 812-232-4808 or north campus 812-232-2478 or visit our website at

Trinity Lutheran Church

Join us at our Worship Service time of 10 a.m. each Sunday morning at Trinity Lutheran Church at 2620 Ohio Blvd. Sunday School for all ages is available and starts at 9 a.m.

Coming up on Nov. 25, the children in our congregation will be collecting Pennies for their Penny Power ministry during the Worship Service to help feed hungry children and others around the world through the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) World Hunger Organization.

Our Trinity Women Circle will also be collecting items appropriate for layettes to be used by Union Hospital for those new families who do not have the essentials they need. Sleepers, t-shirts, outfits, socks, bibs, receiving blankets, and diapers are needed in preemie and newborn (0-3 months) sizes. Bring items to the Trinity Women’s Christmas Party on Dec. 5 or the church office by Dec. 23.

Our Trinity Women are also once again sponsoring the Angel Tree for Christmas. To participate in this ministry, select an angel from the tree located in the Fellowship Hall and then buy an age appropriate gift, wrap or bag it, and bring it back to the tree. Please remember to attach the angel to the gift when you return it to the tree. Gifts may include clothing, games, puzzles, toys, school supplies, etc. These gifts will be used by those living in the CODA safe house for Christmas or other times of the year as needed. All gifts need to be returned to the Angel Tree by December 18th.  

From the Caribbean to the northern Atlantic coast of the United States, millions of people have evacuated their homes and communities due to Hurricane Sandy.

We need your help. The ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) is a leader in disaster response and Trinity Lutheran Church is a member of the ELCA. Working through our local affiliates and global church partners; we stand ready to respond. Your gifts will help our church meet the immediate needs of those affected by providing food, water and shelter. And we will continue to help for as long as we are needed.

Gifts may be given through our congregation or send your check directly to: ELCA Disaster Response, 39330 Treasury Center, Chicago, IL 60694-9300 write “Hurricane Sandy” or “Where Needed Most” on your check’s memo line.

For more details call (812) 232-7628.

United Methodist Temple

United Methodist Temple meets to “make disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world” every Sunday. We meet at 8:45 a.m. for our liturgical service, and at 11 a.m. for our more praise oriented service. Our Nursery Team leader, Courtney Rundel, awaits your young children and babies in our nursery. The Welcome Café is open for those who come to attend one of our 8 classes of instruction in the Bible. Rev. Steve Cain is available with the whole congregation to serve your journey with Christ.

This Sunday we will be wrapping up our Partner in Christ stewardship campaign with Rev. Jean Brindel, STM, CFRE, CFRM, bringing the message in both hours of worship. Rev. Jean is one of our finest United Methodist pastors, specializing in the area of stewardship. Utilizing Philemon 17 and Mark1:16-20, her message is entitled “Net Prophet.” We are all called to work alongside Jesus as his partners to bring people to salvation in His Name. Throughout Scripture and in these texts, we see that God is at work through us to bring people to new life.  During both services, we will be bringing forward our commitment cards and honoring God as we show him our intentionality in honoring His Call on our lives.

Come and experience our choir and our bells led by Jill Kuckewich, and the piano praise of Doug Sperry. Our nursery team leader Courtney Rundel is ready for your babies. Our youth team leader is Tante Robinson and your youth will be taught the Bible at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday evenings. Celebrate Recovery meets here every Monday at noon for those who are working on their habits, hurts, and hang-ups.

Our Weekly Schedule:

Sunday: 8:45 a.m. Liturgical Worship, 11 a.m. Praise Worship, 6:30 p,m, Youth (6th through 12th)

Monday: 10:30 am Holy (Christian) Yoga with Macy Kalb, noon Celebrate Recovery

Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. Bible Study Psalms, 6 p.m. Zumba, 7 p.m. Bible Study Psalms

Wednesday: 10 a.m. Beth Moore study on Paul, 6 p.m. Weightwatchers, 7:30 p.m. Holy Yoga

Thursday: 9 a.m. Staff Meeting,10 a.m. Piecemakers Quilters, 3:30 p.m. Signing for the Savior, 6 p.m. Bells Practice, 7:15 p.m. Chancel Choir practice    

Friday: 10:30 p.m. Holy Yoga  

You may reach our staff through Margaret Fulsom, our secretary/volunteer coordinator at 812-299-1898. Other staff reachable at this same number are: Janet Friedrich, Director of the Temple Pre School; Jill Kuckewich, Kids Hope Director, Choir Director, Financial Secretary; Tante Robinson, Youth Team Leader; Courtney Rundel, Nursery Team Leader. Pastor Steve is available through this number as well, or by email at Our website

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United Methodist

Next Thursday will be another Thanksgiving Day. However, Thanksgiving is much more than a one day celebration once a year. Let’s make it a prayerful time of humbling ourselves before God and relate to Him how much we care about His bountiful blessings.

This week’s message will be: “The Lord He Is God.” The scripture selection is recorded in Psalm 100.

Our worship service begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School follows immediately following worship.

AA group meets Tuesday at 6 p.m.

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

Independent Nazarene

Sunday, 3 p.m., Nov. 25, Rev. Marcus Dodrill will be preaching at the Independent Nazarene Church at 422 W. Cyrus St., Famersburg.

Rev. Dodrill has oversight over the Farmersburg Independent Nazarene Church. He is pastor of the Calvary Bible Wesleyan Church in Plainfield.

The Independent Nazarene Church began as a new church in January of 2011. Pastor Glendon Stroud cordially invites anyone to attend or visit. The church used to belong to the Friends Church, which was vacated years ago. The buildings were bought from the Friends church by our guest speaker, and we are now a member of the International Conservative Holiness Association. For further information, please call the pastor at 812 599-0684.

Seelyville UMC

Pastor Jack Diel and the Seelyville UMC Family invite you to worship with us on Sunday, November 18, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care will be provided by Mary Ellen Hankins and Jane Smith, and a time of fellowship and refreshment will begin at 10:45 a.m. with Donna Crowley as Hostess. Kid’s Hour continues from 9:30-10:30 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster with assistant Karen Swanson. Children from age 5-12 are encouraged to attend.

The sermon for Nov. 18 is titled “Christ Is Our Priest” and will focus on the importance of following Christ as our hope in the faith. Scripture readings are from Hebrews 10:11-25 and Mark 13:1-8. Liturgist for this Sunday is Connie Atkinson, and the chancel choir, under the direction of Cathleen Flynn, will sing “Grace Lifted Me” arranged by Patti Drennan. Mary Jensen is the organist and an organ/piano duet, “This Our Hymn of Grateful Praise,” will be played with Jane Linville. Holy Communion will be served.

The Agape Group continues its fall study on Monday, Nov. 19 at 2:30 p.m. in the home of Edith Tucker. This group, led by Pastor Jack, studies the Sunday morning scripture lessons. Webelos 2B meets at the church at 6 p.m. On Tuesday, Nov. 20, the Prayer and Bible Study group meets at 10 a.m. followed by the New Member Exploration Class at 11 a.m. The Staff-Parish Relations Committee convenes at 6:15 p.m. in the Church Library. Beginning Yoga with instructor Trudy Newton continues on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 5:30 p.m.

The church office will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22 and 23. Plan ahead for worship, Sunday School and the annual “Hanging of the Green” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 25.

 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 available at

First Congregational Church

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio in Terre Haute, invites you to join us this Sunday, November 18th, as we continue our sermon series, “Walking with God” with the sermon “Circle of Friends.” The Biblical story of Daniel is not unlike an onion with many layers to peel. On the surface, it is the story we learned as children – of friends who stood up to authority and were rescued by God from the fiery furnace. But the story of Daniel and his friends – Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego – has many layers that can relate directly to our lives today, including thoughts about how we adapt to adversity, allow God to turn challenges into opportunities and the remarkable power of a loving God. Join us as we delve into the adventurous and sometimes dangerous lives of these four friends.

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

Members and friends are reminded that we will have a Congregational Meeting on the 2013 budget after the 10:30 service on Sunday, Nov. 25th. Immediately after this meeting we will share in the Hanging of the Greens and a carry-in luncheon.

First Congregational Church is a member of the National and Midwest Associations of Congregational Christian Churches, founded on the principles of “Faith, Freedom & Fellowship.” We believe that we can put those principles into action by welcoming everyone into the fellowship of this church family and by serving God, through Christ, in our community and the world. There’s a place here for you.

For more information, check us out on the web at or listen to our music and sermons at

Rio Grande Baptist

Please join us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. We begin our worship service with both traditional hymns and praise music followed by a children’s message given by our Pastor, Matt Larimer. Children and youth are invited to attend classes during the sermon.

On Wednesday evenings we meet for Bible study and prayer time at 7 p.m. for all ages. Everyone is invited to attend. Complimentary coffee is available.

Rio Grande Baptist church is at the corner of Erickson and Rio Grande, 4411 E. Rio Grande, Terre Haute, IN 47805. For more information please visit our website at or email at

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