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Mt. Pilgrim Missionary
Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 1935 Tippecanoe St., the Rev. Charles D. Irvin Jr., pastor, will hold its Vacation Bible School 6 to 8 p.m. June 17-21. Classes for all ages. The theme is “Text Jesus.” Friday, at 7 p.m. brother Uzziah Hutchinson will preach his first sermon. Everyone is welcome.
Rio Grande Baptist
Join us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. Worship takes many forms and at Rio Grande we blend tradition with contemporary in music and song. Pastor Matt Larimer shares a children’s message after which all children and youth are invited to attend classes during Pastor Matt’s sermon. Youth group meets each Sunday 6:30 p.m.
Also consider attending Wednesday evening prayer meeting at 7 p.m. if you have prayer concerns or need prayer. Stay connected to God by spending time with others in communication with him this Wednesday evening. Everyone is welcome.
We are located at 4411 E. Rio Grande Ave. visit www.riograndechurch.com or email terrehauteRGBC@
gmail.com for more information.
Father John Hollowell and the parishioners of Annunciation Church, 19 N. Alabama, Brazil, welcome you to join them for Mass today at 4:30 p.m. or Sunday 8:30 a.m. Weekday masses are celebrated Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m. On Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. a Latin Mass will be celebrated. Annunciation has begun a Food Pantry Garden, located in the empty lot across from the rectory on Alabama St. contact Annette at for information about our Food Pantry Garden. For more information, call 812-448-1901.
St. Benedict Church
The parish community of St. Benedict, 111 S. 9th St., celebrates Mass today at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 am and 11 am. Mass is celebrated each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 12:05 p.m. For more information about our parish services or programs call 812-232-8421.
West Virginia Nazareth Farm trip will be June 23-29 this year. We have had our meetings to help our youth and sponsors prepare physically and spiritually for this mission trip to Appalachia. Now we will learn the importance of living the cornerstones: Simplicity, Community, Service, and prayer as we go out in groups each day and help others. For more information about our High School youth ministry events contact Janet Roth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vacation Bible School is around just the corner. Vacation Bible School will be Monday, June 24-Friday, June 28 from 9am-12noon at St. Patrick School. VBS is for children age 4-grade 5. Our theme this year is “Travel through Time with the Saints.” For more information or to register call the office, 812-232-8421.
The Secular Franciscans of Terre Haute and Friends will serve a free pancake and sausage breakfast for the poor and homeless on the last today of the month 9 to 11 am in St. Benedict’s Soup Kitchen. Next date is June 29.
Friday, July 12 and today, July 13, St. Benedict Parish will hold its 16th annual Community Festival at 9th and Ohio Streets in Downtown Terre Haute. Both days, the Community Festival will be open 5 p.m. until midnight. There will be a $2 admission fee for those 21 and older. Activities during the regular festival hours include: family games, casino games, food booths, a beer garden, a handmade quilt raffle, 50/50 raffle and a silent auction. There will also be a cash raffle with prizes totaling $5,000. Buy your raffle tickets now at by calling 812-232-8421.
We have a great musical entertainment line-up this year. Friday, The MacDaddys will hit the stage with their high energy. These seasoned musicians will play a wide array of hits from 8 p.m. until midnight. The MacDaddys have been entertaining fans since 1996. (themacdaddys.com) Also, Octane will fuel the wild side of all festival goers and keep the festival rocking today night. This party band will play your favorite rock, classic rock and pop songs. They’ll play from 8 p.m. until midnight. (theoctaneband.com) For more information call 812-232-8421.
St. Joseph University Parish
Friar Mark Weaver, Pastor and St. Joseph University Parish, 113 S. Fifth St., invite you to celebrate Mass with us this weekend. Mass is 5 p.m. today. Sunday Masses are on the summer schedule of 9 and 11 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. Come and pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet every other Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the church. We will pray the chaplet on Tuesday and every other Tuesday after that. For more information, call 812-232-7011.
“Travel Through Time with the Saints,” June 24-28, at St. Patrick School for children 4 years old to fifth grade will travel back in time, sixth grade and older are needed as leaders. The registration form can be found in the back of church or on the parish website under Religious Education and then click on “VBS.” Contact Elizabeth Davis for more information at email@example.com.
JUMMP Youth activities for the summer include our Chicago Mission Trip (June 29-July 3). Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Margaret Mary Church
Fr. Rick Ginther, Pastor and St. Margaret Mary parish community invite you to join us for weekend Mass today 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 p.m. check the weekly bulletin for weekday mass times. Our bulletin is available at www.smm-terrehaute-in.org. We are located at 2405 S. Seventh St. For more information, call at 812-232-3512.
It will be time for Vacation Bible School very soon,June 24-28, 9 a.m. to noon at St. Patrick School. VBS is for children age 4 to grade five and sixth grade and older are needed as leaders. 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 Sunday morning Bible study, Revelation, from the Great Adventure Bible Study series with Jeff Cavins. Group meets in parish office building Sunday from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m.
St. Mary’s Village Church
Sr. Joan Slobig, S.P., Parish Life Coordinator and the parish community of St. Mary’s Village Church invite you to join us for liturgy Sunday at 9 a.m. Sunday morning religious education program has ended for the current school year, so now we are looking forward to Vacation Bible School: “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 535-1261.
St. Patrick Church
Fr. Rick Ginther, Pastor and St. Patrick parish community, 1807 Poplar St., invite you to weekend liturgy today at 6 p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m. You are also welcome to join us for weekday Mass Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:15 am. Every weekday we have a Communion Service at 7:15 am. For more information, call 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.
It will be time for Vacation Bible School very soon, Monday, June 24-28, 9 a.m. to noon at St. Patrick School. VBS is for children age 4 to grade five; sixth grade and older are needed as leaders. Our theme this year is “Travel through Time with the Saints.” For more information or to register, contact 812-232-8518.
JUMMP Youth activities for the summer will continue with our Chicago Mission Trip (June 29-July 3). Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Faith Formation Commission will be offering a series of prayer experiences which will help us further develop our listening skills and to deepen our relationship with God during this Year of Faith. Lectio Divina is a way of praying with scripture. Monday at 6:30 p.m. you are invited to Lectio Divina/journaling. Babysitting is provided for children younger than 10; children 10 and older are welcome to attend. Lectio Divina is held in the Family Life Center, Room A. For more information, contact Donna Wenstrup at email@example.com or 812-232-8518.
Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
Sacred Heart of Jesus parishioners welcome you to celebrate Mass at 6:30 p.m. today and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Weekday Mass is Thursday at 10:45 a.m. We are located at 2322 N. 13 1/2 St. For more information, call 812-466-1231.
It will be time for Vacation Bible School very soon. VBS “Travel through Time with the Saints” will be Monday, June 24-28 from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Patrick School. VBS for children age 4 to grade fvie; sixth grade and older are needed as leaders. Our theme this year is For more information or to register, call at 812-466-1231.
West Virginia Nazareth Farm trip will be June 23-29 this year. We have had our meetings to help our youth and sponsors prepare physically and spiritually for this mission trip to Appalachia. Now we will learn the importance of living the cornerstones: simplicity, community, service and prayer as we go out in groups each day and help others. For more information about our High School youth ministry events contact Janet Roth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deanery Pastoral Center
Come by the Terre Haute Deanery Pastoral Center, 1801 Poplar St., or visit our online library listing at www.thdeanery.org to check out a book, DVD or other media item. The Pastoral Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Resources (DVDs, books, etc.) are available for all ages. Topics include: Jesus, Mary, scripture, sacraments, saints, prayer, spiritual life, bereavement, psychology, healing and social justice. Special collections include: St. Mother Theodore Guerin, Mother Teresa, Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI, Richard Rohr, Henri Nouwen, Joan Chittister, Edward Hays, Thomas Merton, Robert Wicks and others.
Terre Haute Deanery Pastoral Center would like to offer congratulations to John Paul II High School Graduates. Graduation will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at St. Patrick Church.
Berean Baptist Church
The 9:30 a.m. Bible teaching hour features David Thomas and this week’s insightful look at scripture will help to equip the students to live a life that is vitally important in today’s world.
The 10:30 worship hour features congregational singing, fellowship, specials by the Sounds of Victory and a solo by Becky Hill. Each father present will receive a special gift symbolizing one of the most important aspects of fatherhood.
Pastor Larry Lilly’s sermon, “Needed: Elephants and Men.” Larry will show from the Bible and nature how elephants and men can and should bring about a new tranquility in our homes and country. Berean Baptist Church does not have elephants for sale, but the deacons know where to get one.
Berean Baptist Church, 6770 North Clinton St., Terre Haute. The evening service will be conducted in homes.
St. Mark United
Church of Christ
Bring Dad and attend worship this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mark United Church of Christ, 475 S. Fruitridge Ave., the Rev. Teresa Higus will be preaching a sermon from Luke 7:36-8:3, “Recognizing Love.” No matter where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome. Sunday school for all ages is at 10:45.
St. Mark UCC will be hosting Vacation Bible School June 19-21 for ages 3 to going into sixth grade. Our theme is “Hay Day,” a farm theme. Call the church to register your children. All are welcome.
Other activities at St. Mark UCC include: Tuesdays our Merry Stitchers meet from 1 to 3 p.m. to knit or crochet prayer shawls. On Wednesdays our Sewing Gals meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to make blankets. Zumba is offered on Mon, Tues and Thurs at 5:45 p.m. and at 9 a.m. Friday by Dustie Fields. call the church office at 812-232-8000, Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to noon if you have any questions. All are welcome to join any of these events-membership not required, only a love for God’s work and word.
Oregon Baptist Church
Grab your cowboy hats and join us for “Son West Round-Up”: Vacation Bible School July 1418, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Classes for ages three years through fifth grade.
Oregon Baptist Church is an American Baptist Church, 11200 S. Carlisle St., in Terre Haute, 812-299-2112, Pastor: Fred Harrison
While traditional in most of our ways, we seek to adopt ministries that reach people in an ever changing culture. We are a friendly family like congregation. Oregon is a church where you can quickly join in as we seek to God by living his great commandment “love God with all your heart and others as yourself” and work his commission to carry the good news to the whole world.
Sunday school starts Sunday at 9:30 a.m. the Rev. Fred Harrison leads us in morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening service is at 6 p.m. Adult Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Youth groups (except for the second through fifth grades who will be meeting through the end of June) have ended for the summer and will resume this fall.
Riley Bible Church
The entire Riley Bible family invites you to join us at church for this Sunday. Our main service is 11 am. We are located two doors down from the Dollar General in Riley; right off of Indiana 46. Sunday morning services include Sunday school for all ages at 10 a.m. and family worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday night prayer and Bible study starts at 7 p.m.
Riley Bible Church is a fellowship of Christians dedicated to studying the Bible in order to grow spiritually and tell others of his salvation. We believe the principle goal of the church is God’s glory. For directions or more information call us at 812-230-6053, go to our website at www.rileybiblechurch.com or check us out on facebook @RileyBibleChurch.
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 Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s message, “A Primer in the Construction of Idols” (Exodus 32: 1-6, 15-24), and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and special musical praise to God by Jordan Black, trumpeter.
Fellowship in the church library will follow the worship service, from 10:30 to 10:45 a.m. Sunday school classes are offered to all age groups and nursery care is provided. At 10:45 a.m., in the friendship class (adult Bible class) Caroline Dando will teach and lead discussion on “Meaningless Worship” (Isaiah 29: 9-16a). At the same time, in the Cross and Flame Room, the Lamplighters discussion group continues their study on “Guerrilla Lovers” (revolutionary compassion).
The Parent Trap, an adult class for parents with young children, meets in the Thirza Bunce Room 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. The class, led by Leah Allman and Michel Starkey, is reading and discussing the book, “Sticky Faith,” by Kara E. Powell.
Sunday school classes for children under age 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 to 12) taught by Gail Hayes and Nancy Rogers. The theme, this Sunday, is “Jonah.”
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 Sundays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Interested students are welcome to become a member of this group. Contact the church for more information, the summer schedule and youth group events this summer.
Centenary U. M., Central Presbyterian, and Trinity Lutheran Church’s Vacation Bible School at Trinity Lutheran Church Monday through Thursday, June 23-27. Contact Trinity Lutheran Church at 812-232-7628 for more information.
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.
Unity Presbyterian Church
Worship service at 1207 E. Springhill Dr., is 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. The first Sunday of each month we celebrate the lord’s supper. The congregation invites you to celebrate Father’s Day with us and hear our guest speaker Jan Buffington’s sermon, “You Can Be a Part of the Process” based on 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 and John 2:1-11.
Childcare is available throughout the morning. Join us for fellowship following the service.
Unity Presbyterian Church is a small church with a huge heart. Our youth group meets once a month on the Thursday, June 20 6 to 8 p.m. Unity supports local, national and international missions.
Amie Ellison is our choir director, Andrea Marlow is our organist. For the month of June, Unity will pray for Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education, Richmond, Va., and Charlotte, N.C. We pray this week for First Presbyterian Church, Princeton. Blessings to the special services in our city.
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 email@example.com.
Peniel United Methodist
Happy Father’s Day to all. We all should remember that special prayer that we learned as a small child, “Our Father that art in Heaven, hallowed be they name,” each and every day.
We will start the day with beverages and pastries being served in between Sunday school and church services, 10:20 a.m. A great time to get together and catch up on all the happenings.
Thursday, June 20, at 6 p.m. will be the co-workers/Fidelis class meeting. On June 22, Town and Country Methodist Men will meet 8 a.m. at Peniel.
The scripture for this Sunday is from St. John 14:26-39, and Pastor Pippin’s message is “The Spirit of God: The Bread of Life.”
Our donations to the Food Pantry have gone up considerably. The children taking the basket around has had to have some help because of the weight. This is really appreciated. Don’t forget to save those box tops also.
Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. with church services at 10:45.
For more information, call 812-443-8489.
Central Presbyterian Church (125 N. Seventh St.) will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Lant Davis’s sermon, “Friend of Sinners,” will be based on Luke 7:36-8:3, in which a woman anoints Jesus’ feet with expensive oil. Sunday school for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. The church will host the Bike N’ Build cyclers for Habitat for Humanity on Tuesday afternoon and overnight. For details, call 812-232-5049 or visit www.thcpc.org.
Marshall Federated Church, 105 N. Main St., Marshall, Ind., and The Parke County Cowboy Church Band invites everyone to Cowboy Church Sunday at 6 p.m. Special guest is Heaven’s Jubilee from Terre Haute. No admission, 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.
Shelburn First Baptist
You are cordially invited to Father’s Day for church tomorrow. Interim pastor, the Rev. Ron Riggs, continues his “Ways to Witness” series, “The Reluctant Witness,” from Acts 9. Sunday school at 9 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m. Route 56 for children is at 10:40. Dusty and Samantha Tryon are our youth leaders. Adult and youth groups meet Sunday 6 p.m. Community kitchen dinner is Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday evening youth and adult Bible study at 6:30 p.m. We are an American Baptist congregation and we meet at U.S. 41 and Mill Street. We can be reached at 812-397-5595 and at www.fbcshelburn.com.
Reformed Presbyterian Church
The Terre Haute Reformed Presbyterian Church, a new congregation committed to the inspired and infallible word of God, cordially invites you to join us for worship this Sunday. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. The regular adult class and college students are studying through the book “What is a Healthy Church Member?” by Thabiti M. Anyabwile. Pastor Bill Roberts will preach on the theme of “When You Face Opposition” from the book of Nehemiah. Worship begins at 10:45 a.m. and is followed by a fellowship meal to which all are invited to stay. The church meets at 1407 N. 25th St. (corner of 25th Street and Fifth Avenue). A nursery for children three and under is available during the worship service.
Central Christian Church
- Disciples of Christ
Our Sunday worship service at 9:30 a.m. The men of the church will be honored for Father’s Day. The message from the book of Romans will be given by student associate minister Dori Marshall. A special time for the young church will during the service. We will celebrate another successful week of Vacation Bible School with a celebration by the children. After worship we will gather for a fellowship time with donuts and drinks.
Sunday school for adults begins at 11 a.m. The Cornerstone class is focusing on stories and themes from the Hebrew scriptures. Adult Bible study is at the church Monday at 9 a.m. Sunday school for children does not meet in the summer, but will resume with the new school year.
Plans continue for the youth group mission trip to New Orleans. Several of our youth and adults will travel to New Orleans this month to help Westside Christian Church with their repair and rebuilding efforts.
We continue to sell Fair Trade coffee, tea, cocoa and chocolate bars. The Disciples men group is selling handmade disciples necklaces and keychains.
Join us at 4950 E. Wabash Ave. The church office can be reached at 812-877-9959. Our church web site is www.cccthdisciples.org.
Rosedale Baptist Church
Rosedale Baptist Church, Depot and Middle streets, Rosedale, 765-548-2857, pastor: Randy McPike. Sunday worship service is 9:30 a.m., Sunday school 10:30 a.m., Sunday eve service 7 p.m. and 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.
Memorial United Methodist
Memorial United Methodist Church, 2701 Poplar St., invites you to worship with us each Sunday. Parking is available in our large lot behind the church on Oak Street.
Join us on Sunday for one of the following services. the Rev. Scott’s sermon will be “Hey Dad...You Listening?”
We have all been taught that it is a good thing to pay attention to our father’s advice and stories. They will help us grow, learn, mature and become better people. But, today, we will ask the dad’s if they have been listening too. Scripture: Proverbs 3:1-8.
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.
Everywhere Fun Fair VBS June 17-20, 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Tai Chi with Rebecca Graves meets Tuesday and Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. Now offering a “gentler” form of Tai Chi for Arthritis. Everyone is welcome.
Knit Wits will meet June 20 at 1 p.m.
Nami (National Alliance on Mental Illness) meets the third Thursday of the month 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the library. This is a support group for persons living with depression, panic attacks, anxiety, bipolar or schizophrenia and is open to the public. For more information, contact Betty Porter at 812-877-9950.
For more information call 812-234-0776, fax us at 812-235-3574 or visit www.umcmemorial.com.
We invite you to join us for worship this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. as we continue a new worship series built around the theme “The Heart of Worship.” Pastor Bernie’s Jackson’s sermon for this Sunday will be “Prayer in Worship” with scripture text from Matthew 6:5-14. Music will be provided by The sanctuary choir and flute soloist, Jackie Reeves. The First Link Hospitality Center is available before and after the service, providing a place for members and guests to enjoy light refreshments, freshly brewed Rex coffee and conversation. Sunday school, with classes for everyone, is at 10:45 a.m.
First Baptist Church is an American Baptist congregation, 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Further information is available on our website at www.thfbc.org.
Emmanuel United Methodist
We welcome you to join in worship at Emmanuel United Methodist Church Sunday at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Colleen Harden. Sunday school begins with fellowship and prayer at 9:15 a.m., and classes at 9:30 a.m. Everyone welcome.
Make plans to stop by the Community Life Center today June 22, 8 a.m. to noon for a church yard sale. Some items in the sale will include a built-in Maytag dishwasher, love seat with matching rocker, computer desk, small side tables, and much more. All proceeds from the yard sale will go to the Community Life Center Building Fund.
Emmanuel UMC is at 6076 U.S. 150, West Terre Haute, 812-535-4218, www.eumc.homestead.com.
Come and join us at our 10 a.m. worship service each Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2620 Ohio Blvd., Terre Haute. Holy communion is offered and shared during our worship service.
Trinity Lutheran Church will be partnering with Central Presbyterian and Centenary United Methodist churches again to provide a Vacation Bible School opportunity at Trinity Lutheran Church June 23-27 as part of our outreach ministries to share the good news of God’s love and care with young people in our community. note that Sunday, June 23 we will gather at Wadsworth Farm at 3:30 p.m. (NW corner of Hunt Road and Ft. Harrison. Enter from Ft. Harrison at the brown wood fence toward the red barn). At 5:30 p.m., following VBS activities, we will have a family picnic. Hot dogs and drinks will be provided. Each participating family is asked to bring food to share. On Monday, June 24-27, evening VBS activities will be at Trinity Lutheran Church 6 to 8:30 p.m. each night.
Trinity Lutheran Church is also currently involved in praying for and raising funds to help people who are in need due to the recent damage done as tornadoes touched down throughout Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Illinois and Iowa. If you would like to help know that gifts to ELCA Disaster Response will be used entirely, 100 percent, to help survivors of tornadoes rebuild their lives and livelihoods. Gfts may be contributed at community.elca.org/page.aspx?pid=840 or through the www.elca.org/disaster website. Gifts may also be contributed by calling 800-638-3522, or by mail to Lutheran Disaster Response, 39330 Treasury Center, Chicago, IL 60694-9300. write “U.S. Tornadoes” on your check’s memo line.
For more information, call 812-232-7628.
Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church
Aaron Wheaton, senior pastor, and Rick Swan, assistant pastor, 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, 3050 E. Davis Drive, offers Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with Sunday school classes 10 a.m. Our north campus, 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.
Please note that our south campus is temporarily holding worship services in the Fellowship Center or, as we call it on Sunday morning, our worship center. The entrance to the Fellowship/Worship Center is on west side of the building but 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 the second Sunday of each month 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 six through seniors, meets Sundays at 9:50 to 10:40 a.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and also Wednesdays 6 to 8 p.m.
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THE JOY LADY: I’m glad we can sing to God with voices raised, smiles on our faces
When my children were young, I had a habit of annoying them. I didn’t do it on purpose, at least not in the beginning.
Sisters to host ‘Way of the Cross for Justice’
Adding to a tradition born approximately 800 years ago, the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods will host “Way of the Cross for Justice” on Friday.
Churches come together for Good Friday service
The spirit that brought Centenary United Methodist, Central Presbyterian and St. Stephen’s Episcopal churches together for a grand combined Sunday morning worship service called Holypalooza last August is again bringing them together on Good Friday, the remembrance of the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth, one of the holiest days in Christian tradition.
St. Mary’s Helping Hands to host yard sale/bake sale
St. Mary’s Helping Hands, of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marshall, Ill., has scheduled its annual yard sale/bake sale from 8 a.m. to noon CDT on April 26, in St. Mary’s Parish Hall, at the corner of South Fifth and Maple streets.
Sisters announce Holy Week services
The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods have announced special services for Holy Week.
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Taizé event features prayer at the cross
The Sisters of Providence welcomes the greater faith community of the Wabash Valley to gather from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday for an ecumenical Taizé prayer in the Church of the Immaculate Conception at St. Mary-of-the-Woods.
Joy Lady: Does our behavior sometimes make God shake His head in dismay?
I’m one of those weird adults who actually enjoys spending time with teenagers.
UU church: Cookies and Conversation
An event called Conversation and Cookies is an opportunity next week for members of the non-Muslim community to visit with local members of the Islamic faith.
Covenant opens food pantry
Covenant Ministry in Terre Haute has a food pantry open during the office hours of 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Faith Baptist to host Taylors show
The Taylors from Lillington, N.C., will be in concert at 7 p.m. April 13 in Faith Southern Baptist Church at Clay City.
Campus ministry set to celebrate 70 years of work
A giant banner in front of United Campus Ministries Center proclaims its 70th anniversary with the theme “Continuing the Journey.”
THE JOY LADY: Leading you away from your best-laid plans
When I was a young girl, I had plans for what my future would be.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: March 29, 2014
THE JOY LADY: ‘Only thing in life that is constant is change’
Here’s a truth that I can’t escape: Things change.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: MARCH 22, 2014
Sisters of Providence schedule ‘Come and See’ recruitment weekend
Catholic women ages 18 to 42 are invited to join the Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods for the annual “Come and See” weekend scheduled April 11-13.
Our Lady of Providence shrine to be rededicated
An important facet of the prayer ministry of the Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods will be reopened to the public on April 6.
‘Seven Last Words’ retreat scheduled
The Sisters of Providence are sponsoring a retreat that will explore the last statements Jesus Christ made during the crucifixion.
Lizzy Long, Little Roy Lewis to perform at Union Christian Church in March
Lizzy Long and Little Roy Lewis are scheduled to take the stage at 7 p.m. March 28 at Union Christian Church, 5350 E. Hulman Drive.
THE JOY LADY: Don’t let the grouchiness seep in with the snow
I don’t know if you’ve noticed it or not, but people are starting to get… well… umm… how can I say it gracefully? People are starting to get grouchy. And that makes me kinda grouchy, too.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: Feb. 22, 2013
Lenten book study series set
Those who wonder what happened during the second Vatican Council can plan to attend a Lenten study series based on John W. O’Malley’s book, “What Happened at Vatican II,” scheduled for the four Thursdays in March.
National Catholic Sisters Week
Sister Editha Ben, vocation director for the Sisters of Providence, will attend the first National Catholic Sisters Week March 8-14 along with Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College student Josephine Nieto.
Joy Lady: Finding the importance of truth described in the Bible
The Bible. It’s my favorite book of all time. I read it. I study it. I teach it. I quote from it. I write about it. I sing songs about it. I love the Bible in many formats, for I use several translations and paraphrases. And I’ve even been known to borrow my husband’s Greek New Testament to check on some phrase or word from the original.
- Church briefs; Feb. 15, 2014
Ministry hosts teen suicide presentation; announces call for actors
Innovative Anointed Ministries in Terre Haute is hosting a presentation Saturday, Feb. 15, on teen suicide, and how people should not be afraid to speak out and help save lives among their peers.
“Speak Life — Show Love” begins at noon Saturday in Saints Home Church of God In Christ at 2210 N. 13th St.
Church presents ‘Love Languages’ author’s video seminar on Valentine’s weekend
Gary Chapman wrote the original edition of “The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted” in 1979.
Now a nationally known author and relationship counselor, with a radio program heard on more than 100 stations across the United States, Chapman first published the book under the title, “Toward a Growing Marriage,” 35 years ago.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: Feb. 8, 2013
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- THE JOY LADY: I’m glad we can sing to God with voices raised, smiles on our faces