News From Terre Haute, Indiana


February 14, 2014

Church briefs; Feb. 15, 2014

TERRE HAUTE — Maple Avenue United Methodist

Worship this Sunday at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday school classes for all ages meet at 9:30 a.m. Pastor David Rockhill invites all to come and share his message ”Cultivating Growth,” with the Scripture 1 Corinthians 1-9. At 10:30 a.m. service the children’s sermon is given, the chancel choir will sing and junior church will be offered.

We offer free transportation to and from 10:30 a.m. worship service. Call the church office before noon Fridays, 812-232-7263. We hope you will join us.

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation

We are at 1875 S. Fruitridge Ave. Sunday service is 10:30 a.m. There is no children’s religious education this Sunday because the children will be part of the service. The program will be an intergenerational service in which the children of the church will be invited to ask questions of the older members and attenders. Parents are especially encouraged to have their children attend this service.

The Rationalist Free thinkers meet 9:15 a.m. Sunday, with the topic of ethical problems.

Reach us at 812-232-1193, or find us on Facebook.

Central Christian Church — Disciples of Christ

This evening we are hosting An Evening at Central at 5:30 p.m. This is a fun, informative event to let new members and visitors learn more about the history of our own congregation and Disciples of Christ denomination, with a carry-in dinner between the presentations. New members and visitors will be our guests, but it is open to the entire congregation. We will close with a time for questions and sharing about the church. Sign up at Information Center.

Worship Sundays at 9:30 a.m. We celebrate Communion every Sunday and our table is open for all who wish to partake. We also continue our month-long focus on the Week of Compassion, on humanitarian efforts across the globe. A special time for the young church will take place. A fellowship time with drinks and donuts will be after worship.

Sunday school for all ages at 11 a.m. The adult class discuss Rob Bell’s book “Love Wins.” Adult Bible study is Monday at 9 a.m.

The general board of the church meets Sunday at noon. This is a time of prayer, fellowship and business of the church.

Our Active Adults group meet for dinner Friday at 6:30 p.m., Fortune China Buffet, Plaza North Shopping Center. Sign up at Information Center.

Join us at 4950 E. Wabash Ave. Reach us at 812-877-9959 or

Unity Presbyterian

Our worship service, 1207 E. Springhill Drive, is 10:30 a.m. This Sunday, Pastor Jenni Walker Noyes’ sermon will be “Living, Loving, Law. It’s a Challenge.,” based on Deuteronomy 30:15-20 and Matthew 5:21-37. Child care is available throughout the morning. Join us for fellowship following the service.

Unity is now a Presbyterian Earth Care congregation.

Choir rehearsal is 7 p.m. each Thursday and 10 a.m. Sunday.

We also have an outdoor sanctuary you may visit for quiet reflection at any time. All are welcome. Call us 812-299-2206, find us on Facebook or email

Reformed Presbyterian

Join us for worship this Sunday. Sunday school for all ages is 9:30 a.m. For the morning sermon, Pastor Roberts is preaching on the topic of “Walk as Wise Men and Women.” Worship is at 10:45 a.m., followed by a fellowship meal, to which all are invited to stay. The church, 1407 N. 25th St., at the corner of 25th Street and Fifth Avenue. A nursery for children ages 3 and under is available during the worship service. Some of Pastor Roberts’ messages are also available on WPFR (FM 93.7 and AM 1480) each Sunday at 7:30 a.m.

St. Benedict

Father Ed Goldbach, pastor, and community at 111 S. Ninth St. invite you to Mass Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Mass is Monday through Friday at 12:05 p.m. Call us 812-232-8421.

“The Importance of Eucharist in our Daily Lives” will be presented by Fr. Edmund Goldbach Feb. 23 after 11 a.m. Mass. A soup lunch will be served in Hellmann Hall. The next Secular Franciscans & Friends Breakfast ise Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m.

St. Joseph University Parish

Friar Mark Weaver, pastor, and parish, 113 S. Fifth St., invite you to celebrate Mass with us. Mass is 5 p.m. Saturday; and 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday. Weekday Mass is 5:15 p.m. Join us every Thursday for Eucharistic Adoration, 6 to 9 p.m. At 8 a.m. each Saturday the ACTS retreat community leads a rosary. Call us at 812-232-7011.

St. Margaret Mary

Fr. Rick Ginther, pastor, and parish, 2405 S. Seventh St. invite you to join us for weekend Mass Saturday at 4 p.m. or Sunday at 11 a.m. Misa en Espanol a las dos todos los Domingos (Spanish Mass is 2 p.m. each Sunday). The Sacrament of Reconciliation is Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. Visit us online or call 812-232-3512.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) classes are Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Legacy Room. Contact Donna Wenstrup at 232-8518 or

St. Mary’s Village Church

Sr. Joan Slobig, SP, parish life coordinator, and the church invite you to join us for Liturgy Sunday at 9 a.m. Call us at 535-1261.

St. Patrick

Fr. Rick Ginther, pastor, and community, 1807 Poplar St., invite you to Liturgy Saturday at 6 p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m. Join us for Mass Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. Every weekday we have a Communion service at 7:15 a.m. The sacrament of reconciliation is offered Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 8 a.m. Call us at 812-232-8518.

On Sunday our program “Walking Toward Eternity: Daring to Walk the Walk,” continues at 10:15 a.m. in the Parish Life Center.

Each Thursday there is a program on “Theology of the Body” at 6:30 p.m. in St. Patrick School library.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Barbara Black, parish life coordinator, and parishioners, 2322 N. 13 1/2 St., welcome you to celebrate Mass tonight at 4:30 p.m. Mass also is 10:30 a.m. Sunday, and Friday at 11 a.m. Call the office at 812-466-1231.

An adult Bible study of the Gospel of Matthew meets Monday at 6:30 p.m. in parish office. Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) classes are Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., at St. Margaret Mary Church, 2405 S. Seventh St. Contact Barb Black at 466-1231 or

Annunciation, Brazil

Fr. John Hollowell, pastor, and parishioners, 19 N. Alabama, invite you to Mass Saturday at 4:30 p.m., Sunday at 8:30 a.m., Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. On Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. a Latin Mass is celebrated. Call us 812-448-1901.

Sacred Heart, Clinton

Fr. Michael Fritsch, pastor, and parish invite you to celebrate Mass Saturday at 4:30 p.m. or Sunday at 9:00 a.m. The sacrament of reconciliation is on Saturday from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Weekday Masses are on Thursday and Friday at 12:05 p.m. We are at 558 Nebeker St.

St. Joseph, Rockville

Fr. Michael Fritsch, pastor, and parish invite you to celebrate Mass Sunday at 11:15 a.m. The sacrament of reconciliation is Tuesday, 4:30 to 5 p.m. Weekday Masses are celebrated Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. We are at 217 E. Ohio St.

Oregon Baptist

We are an American Baptist Church at 11200 S. Carlisle St. Call us at 812-299-2112.

Sunday school is each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Fred Harrison leads us in morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Youth groups meet on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Jr. ABY is for second through fifth grades and Sr. ABY is for sixth through 12th.

 Centenary United Methodist

We are at 301 N. Seventh St., adjacent to Indiana State University. Worship with us Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s message, “Altar Calls: The Power of Being Different” (Matthew 5:21-37), and listen to the chancel choir.

Fellowship in the church library 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 Friendship Room, an adult Bible study will discuss “Show Your Faith by Your Works” (James 2: 14-26). Connections, a class for young adults ages 18 to 30, meets in Disciple Room and is a time of fellowship, study and reflection. The Lamplighters discussion group is working on missions. Preschool, primary, junior and youth classes are offered.

The 7th Cents Youth Group, with Central Presbyterian and Centenary middle and high school students, will meet at Central Presbyterian. Middle schoolers meet, 5 to 5:45 p.m.; all youth will eat and play games, 5:45 to 6:30 p.m.; and high schoolers will meet, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Next week, there is a “lock-in” at Centenary, at 6 p.m. Friday. It will conclude Saturday at 9 a.m. The youth will explore hunger issues. Contact Tiffany Grossman, youth director, at 589-1647.

Participate in our prayer and meditation time on Thursdays, 11 a.m. to noon. The chancel choir practices at 8:30 a.m. Sundays. Contact us at 232-2319.

 Riley Bible

We have started a new Sunday school series on “What is Calvinism?” Our main service is 11 a.m. We are two doors down from Dollar General, off of Indiana 46. Sunday services include Sunday school at 10 a.m. and family worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday prayer and Bible study starts at 7 p.m.

Call us at 812-230-6053, visit or check us out on Facebook.

Central Presbyterian

We are at 125 N. Seventh St. and gathers at 10:30 a.m. Sunday for traditional worship. Pastor Lant Davis’ sermon, “Choose Life!” will be based on Deuteronomy 30:15-20. A time for coffee, conversation and refreshments immediately follows worship in the fellowship hall. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided.

Today at 9 a.m., a presentation will be given in the fellowship hall by the Rev. Sarai Rice, who will outline for us the major challenges facing churches these days and how to address them. This is the important first event in our next strategic planning process.

On Friday at 6 p.m. the youth will have their overnight “lock-in” at Centenary United Methodist Church. Next Saturday at 9 a.m. will be the church officer retreat for new, continuing, and retiring deacons and elders; church committee and commission members are invited to join the retreat for lunch and afterward for organizational meetings. Call us at 812-232-5049 or visit

United Presbyterian, Clinton

We are at Third and Mulberry Streets, and will worship at 10:45 a.m., with adult Sunday school class at 10 a.m. Pastor Wendy Olson will deliver the sermon. Following children’s time, the youngsters may go into the fellowship hall for church school during the rest of the worship service.

AA meets Tuesday at 8 p.m. The Community Kitchen is open Thursday, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., providing fellowship and a meal for anyone. The Vermillion County Food Pantry is located in former manse next to the church at 315 Mulberry. It provides frozen, perishable and non-perishable food to anyone, 4 to 6 p.m. every Thursday and 2 to 4 p.m. every other Tuesday, including Feb. 18.

United Methodist Temple

Pastor Kevin Drane will lead worship at our 8:45 a.m. traditional worship and the 11 a.m. contemporary service. The sermon is based on Matthew 5:21-37, on living out our heartfelt faith.

Sunday school for all ages is at 10 a.m. A nursery is available.

This week our church activities include:

Monday: 10:30 a.m., Holy Yoga (Level 1-2); 12:15 p.m., Celebrate Recovery, dealing with “hurts, habits and hangups”

Tuesday: 7 p.m., trustees’ meeting

Wednesday: 10 a.m., women’s Beth Moore Bible study, “The Patriarchs”; 10:30 a.m., Holy Yoga (Power/Sculpt)

Thursday: 10 a.m., Piecemakers Quilters; 4 p.m., Signing for the Savior; 6 p.m., Temple Bells practice; 7:15 p.m., chancel choir practice

Friday: 10:30 a.m., Holy Yoga (Gentle)

Call us at 812-299-1898, or visit or

Rosedale Baptist

We are at Depot and Middle streets. Call us at 765-548-2857. The pastor is Randy McPike.

The Sunday worship service will be at 9:30 a.m., Sunday school at 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening service at 7, and Wednesday night prayer and Bible study at 7.

Youth group will meet Sunday. At 11:30 there will be music and a skit, followed by lunch and a lesson. Then we will go bowling. Children who attend youth group, the lesson and the meal will have their costs covered. Bring a permission slip if not attending with a parent.

Memorial United Methodist

Our church, at 2701 Poplar St., invites you to worship with us on Sunday. The Rev. Scott’s sermon will be “Let Your Yes Be Yes!” The Scripture will be Matthew 5:21-37 and Deuteronomy 30:15-20.

Our traditional worship service is at 8:45 a.m., with hymns, a choir and multiple Scripture readings in a more formal setting.

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, for all ages.

At 11 a.m. we have our PRAYZ! service, a casual, family-type worship, with a praise band and film and media used in a more laid-back service.

The UMW auction will be on Sunday, 3 to 5:30 p.m. This is a fun evening and benefits many great causes.

Tai Chi with Rebecca Graves meets Tuesday and Friday, 3 to 4 p.m. We now offer a “gentler” form of tai chi for arthritis. The Sewing Stitches will meet Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Knit Wits meet Thursday at 5 p.m.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) meets Thursday, 6:30 to 8 p.m., in the library. This is a support group for persons living with depression, panic attacks, anxiety, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. Contact Betty Porter at 877-9950.

Call us at 812-234-0776 or visit

Terre Haute Bible Center

The pastor is Jerry R. Nash. Call us at 460-4556.

We will celebrate the 79th anniversary of the center’s beginning in 1935. A two-week evangelistic meeting was in the old National Guard Armory on Wabash Ave., in the middle of February. For five years people gathered in the old armory at 3 p.m. Sundays for a “Hallelujah Service.” Out of that group, the Bible Center was officially organized into a church on Jan. 9, 1940, with 165 members.

We invite former members and attenders to be our guests on Sunday. Lunch will be served at noon. RSVP if you plan to eat with us.

Visit us at terrehautebible to listen to sermons, see pictures, browse the doctrinal statement, and read or leave comments.

Our Sunday services are at 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. A nursery is available for all of them.

First Baptist

Join us for worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. The sermon by Pastor Bernie Jackson will be “Tell How Much God Has Done for You,” with Scripture text from Luke 8:26-39. Music will be provided by The sanctuary choir and orchestra. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. with classes for all ages, including nine adult class options.

The contemporary Sunday Link service at 6 p.m. will be in our fellowship hall. Pastor John Campbell has just begun a new sermon series titled “Apocalypse,” with focal Scripture passages taken from the Book of Revelation. The children’s choir, for elementary-age children, also rehearses during the Link service, and preschool child care is provided.

We are an American Baptist congregation at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Visit our website at

Seelyville United Methodist

We invite you to worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Nursery volunteers are available during worship, and we will enjoy a time of fellowship following the service. Kid’s Hour meets from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. and Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m.

Scripture readings for this Sunday are Deuteronomy 30:15-20 and 1 Corinthians 3:1-9. The choir will present the anthem. New members are always welcome to join the choir, with rehearsals at 8:30 a.m. each Sunday.

Pastor Jack’s sermon is “Are We Willing to Be Different?” Holy Communion will be served.

Crafty Quilters will meet on Monday, at a place to be announced. The prayer and Bible study group continues Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the church library. Beginning Yoga is Wednesday. Week 4 of Financial Peace University will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, and the Emmaus Reunion Group will gather at the church Friday at 6 p.m.

On Feb. 22, the Rose-Hulman Student Dinner will take place in the fellowship hall from 5 to 7 p.m. We expect 400 students this year, and volunteers are needed from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Cash donations and dessert items are also needed.

We are on the corner of U.S. 40 and Second Street. Our phone number is 812-877-1868, or email

Mount Pleasant United Methodist

Aaron Wheaton, senior pastor, and Rick Swan, assistant pastor, along with the church family, invite you to join us at a worship service or another activity at one of our two church campuses.

Our south campus, at 3050 E. Davis Drive, offers Sunday worship services at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m., with Sunday school classes at 10. The north campus, at 1075 N. Fruitridge Ave., offers Sunday school at 9 a.m., with a worship service at 10 a.m.

This week’s seron will be “As for Me and My House.”

South campus activities:

Lifeline, our ministry for youth grades six through senior year, meets from 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 is a group for all fifth-graders that meets bimonthly, 4 to 6 p.m. Sundays, including in February.

The Boost Wednesday evening activity begins with dinner at 5:15 in the fellowship center, followed by classes for all ages at 6:30. This session will run through Feb. 26.

A prayer meeting is at 6 p.m. every Monday in chapel. Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program from hurts, habits and hang-ups, meets at 7 p.m. every Friday in the Wide Eye Cafe. Other groups include the women’s Lunch Bunch, Yarn Spinners, Sit & Fit, and men’s fellowship group.

North campus activities:

Our Care Group meets at 10 a.m. Thursday to help spread Christ’s message to our shut-ins and newcomers.

The Needle Nook and Hook is a community outreach group that meets each Monday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Activities include sewing, crocheting, and knitting lap robes and afghans. Everyone is invited regardless of skill level.

Call our south campus at 812-232-4808 or the north campus at 812-232-2478.


Grace Community

We invite you to worship at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. The Scripture will be Genesis 15, with the sermon “God’s Covenant with Abraham.” Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. Child care is available at all services.

Our worship is a contemporary/traditional mix led by top-notch musicians. We meet in the Gospel Assembly Church building, 401 W. Springhill Drive, just west of DeBaun Funeral home on the north side of the street. Visit or call 812-236-1507.

First Congregational

Our church, at 630 Ohio St., invites you to join us Sunday as we continue the “Our Favorite Stories” series with “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” on the story of the loaves and fishes.

Services are at 8:30 (meditative) and 10:30 (traditional). A children’s service will be during the 10:30 gathering, with Sunday school downstairs.

Members and friends are asked to mark their calendars for the annual Meeting of the Congregation, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Feb. 23. We will vote on Administrative Ministry Team members for the 2014-2015 church year as well as church officers, share the annual report and then adjourn to a carry-in luncheon. Join us for the important aspect of the Congregational Way and a time of fun, family and fellowship.

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