News From Terre Haute, Indiana


February 21, 2014

CHURCH BRIEFS: Feb. 22, 2013

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Mount Pleasant United Methodist

Aaron Wheaton, senior pastor, and Rick Swan, assistant pastor, with the church family, invite you to attend a worship service or another activity.

South campus, 3050 E. Davis Drive, offers Sunday worship services at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m., with Sunday school classes at 10. North campus, 1075 N. Fruitridge Ave., offers Sunday school at 9 a.m. with a worship service following at 10. This week’s sermon is “I’ll Pass It On.”

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

Visit www.mountpleasant, friend us on Facebook and  on Twitter @Mt_Pleasant


First Unitarian Universalist Congregation

Located at 1875 S. Fruitridge Ave. Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. Children’s religious education at 10:50. On Feb. 23, speaker is Matt Archer. He will speak on “Lectio Divina - A Medieval Practice for Today’s Spirituality,” discussing its history and going through its steps. The Rationalist Free-Thinkers meet 9:15 a.m., discussing religious liberals. Reach us at 812-232-1193 or find us on Facebook.

St. George’s Episcopal West Terre Haute

Join us Sunday morning for adult Christian education, 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. in church hall. Our Sunday worship service of holy eucharist is 10 a.m.

We are at 1337 N. Smith Place. Visit www.stgeorges, or call 812-533-1346 and leave a message. The contact person is Sylvia Brockman, at

Maple Avenue United Methodist

Worship Sunday at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday school classes for all ages meet 9:30 a.m. Pastor David Rockhill invites all to come and share in his message, “A House of Bricks,” with Scripture 1 Corinthians 3:10-23. At 10:30 a.m. service the children’s sermon will be given, the choir will sing and junior church will be offered.

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

Rio Grande Baptist

Join us and Pastor Chuck Bahr for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and a worship service at 10:30 a.m. Rio Grande is at 4411 E. Rio Grande, at the corner of Erickson and Rio Grande. Visit our website at

Oregon Baptist

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

Sunday school starts 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Fred Harrison leads us in morning worship at 10:30. Youth groups meet Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Reformed Presbyterian

Sunday school for all ages at 9:30 a.m. For the morning sermon, Pastor Roberts will be preaching on the topic of “What is God-Ordained Marriage?” Worship begins at 10:45 a.m., followed by a fellowship meal, to which all are invited to stay.

The church meets at 1407 N. 25th St., at the corner of 25th St. and Fifth Ave. A nursery for children ages 3 and under is available during the worship service.

Centenary United Methodist

We are at 301 N. Seventh St., adjacent to Indiana State University. We invite you to worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s message, “On Keeping Your Enemies Close: The Radical Nature of Christian Love” (Matthew 5: 38-48).

Fellowship in the church library will follow the worship service, 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 “Control Your Speech” (James 3: 1-12). Connections, a class for young adults ages 18-30, will also meet. Call us 232-2319.

Unity Presbyterian

A worship service, 1207 E. Springhill Drive, at 10:30 a.m. This Sunday, our pastor, Jenni Walker Noyes and the congregation invite you to hear her sermon, “An Eye for An Eye Makes the Whole World Blind!,” based on Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18 and Matthew 5:38-48. Child care available throughout the morning.Church office can be reached at 812-299-2206 or unity

St. Benedict

Mass on Saturday at 5:30 p.m., Sunday at 8:30 and 11 a.m., and Monday through Friday at 12:05 p.m. We are at 111 S. Ninth St. Call us 812-232-8421.

An adult faith enrichment offering is Thursday evenings at Hellmann Hall, studying Fr. Robert Barron’s “Catholicism: The New Evangelization” series. The Secular Franciscans & Friends Breakfast is today, 9 to 11 a.m.

St. Joseph University Parish

Friar Mark Weaver, pastor, and parish, 113 S. Fifth St., invite you to celebrate Mass at 5 p.m. Saturday; Sunday at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; and weekdays at 5:15 p.m. Join us every Thursday for eucharistic adoration, 6 to 9 p.m. The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed on Tuesday, after 5:15 p.m. Mass. At 8 a.m. each Saturday the ACTS retreat community leads a rosary. Call us 812-232-7011.

An adult Lenten series, “Seven Last Words: Lenten Reflections for Today’s Believers,” begin Tuesday at 7 p.m., and meets in Mother Theodore Room in the parish center.

St. Margaret Mary

Fr. Rick Ginther, pastor, and the parish, 2405 S. Seventh St., invite you to Mass Saturday at 4 p.m. or Sunday at 11 a.m. Spanish Mass is each Sunday at 2 p.m. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. Visit us online or call 812-232-3512.Contact Donna Wenstrup at dwenstrup@smm-terre

St. Mary’s Village Church

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

St. Patrick

Fr. Rick Ginther, pastor, and the community, 1807 Poplar St,. invite you to Liturgy Saturday at 6 p.m., Sunday at 9 a.m., and 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 the parish office 812-232-8518.

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

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Celebrate Mass with us tonight at 4:30 p.m., at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, and Friday at 11 a.m. We are at 2322 N. 131⁄2 St. Call the office, 812-466-1231. An adult Bible study of the Gospel of Matthew meets Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the parish office. Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) classes are Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., St. Margaret Mary Church, 2405 S. Seventh St. Contact Barbara Black, parish life coordinator, at

Annunciation, Brazil

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

Sacred Heart, Clinton

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

St. Joseph, Rockville

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

Riley Bible

We have started a new Sunday school series, “What is Calvinism?” We are two doors down from Dollar General in Riley, off of Indiana 46. Sunday school is 10 a.m., and family worship, our main service, is 11 a.m. Wednesday prayer and Bible study is 7 p.m. Call us at 812-230-6053, visit or check us out on Facebook.

Central Presbyterian

We gather at 125 N. Seventh St., Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for traditional worship. Pastor Lant Davis’ sermon, “Only Your Brothers and Sisters,” is based on Matthew 5:38-48, in which Jesus teaches that we should “turn the other cheek” and “love our enemies.”

Next Saturday at 9 a.m. the church offers CPR training, followed by nursery worker training at 11 a.m. Call the office at 812-232-5049 or visit

Memorial United Methodist

We are at 2701 Poplar St., and invite you to worship with us. Join us Sunday. The Rev. Chiyona’s sermon will be “Poetry in Motion.” Black History month is concluding. At 8:45 a.m. we have our traditional worship service, with traditional hymns, a choir anthem and multiple Scripture readings in a more formal setting. At 10 a.m. join us for Sunday school. At 11 a.m. we have our second service PRAYZ!, our casual, family type worship.

Call our church office at 812-234-0776 or visit www.umc

Central Christian Church

Disciples of Christ

Worship with us Sunday at 9:30 a.m. as we continue our celebration of light and discipleship, and will gather and dedicate our Week of Compassion Offering for humanitarian and relief efforts across the globe.

Sunday school for all ages begins at 11 a.m. The adult class will discuss Rob Bell’s book “Love Wins.” An adult Bible study is on Mondays at 9 a.m.

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

United Methodist Temple

Pastor Kevin Drane will be leading our worship services at 8:45 a.m. traditional service and 11 a.m. contemporary service. The sermon will be based on Matthew 5:38-48 and Biblepoint will be “Jesus expects more from his disciples.” This Sunday during 11 a.m. service some of the children from Temple Preschool will provide our special music by singing songs they have learned. Sunday school for all ages at 10 a.m. A nursery is available.

Call the church office at 812-299-1898, or visit terrehauteum or

Church of Christ

Our location is 4017 E. Margaret Drive. Assembling times are Sunday at 10 a.m. for Bible study, and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. for worship. We meet Wednesday for Bible study at 7 p.m.


Rosedale Baptist

We are at Depot and Middle streets. Call us at 765-548-2857. Our pastor is Randy McPike. Sunday worship service is 9:30 a.m., Sunday school at 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening service 7 p.m., and Wednesday night prayer and Bible study at 7.

“The Chosen Ones” are performing today at 7 p.m.

Emmanuel United Methodist

Join us Sunday for Sunday school at 9:30 and worship at 10:30.

The youth will host a spaghetti dinner/fundraiser Sunday following worship service. All monies collected will go to help offset costs for the youth to attend Bishop’s Youth Rally in Noblesville.

First Baptist

Join us for worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. The sermon by the Rev. Bernie Jackson will be “A Way of Life,” with scripture texts from Matthew 5:3-10 and 7:24-27.  Sunday school is 10:45 a.m. We are an American Baptist congregation at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Visit

Trinity Lutheran

Join us during our worship time at 10 a.m. each Sunday at 2620 Ohio Blvd. Holy Communion is offered at each worship service, and Sunday school for all ages is available at 9 a.m.

Call us at 812-232-7628.

Seelyville United Methodist

Worship with us on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. A nursery is available. We will enjoy a time of fellowship following the service. Kid’s Hour meets from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Sunday school begins at 10:45 a.m. Pastor Jack Diel’s sermon is “Loving Our Neighbor: A Second Look.”

Today we will sponsor the Rose-Hulman Student Dinner in the fellowship hall from 5 to 7 p.m. Workers are needed from 3 to 7:30 p.m. to help serve 400 students.

We are on the corner of U.S. 40 and Second Street. Call us at 812-877-1868 or email seelyville

First Congregational

Join us at 630 Ohio St. on Sunday as we complete the “Our Favorite Stories” series with “I Want to See!,” about Jesus and the determined blind beggar Bartameus.

Services are at 8:30 (meditative) and 10:30 a.m. (traditional). There is a children’s service during the 10:30 gathering, with Sunday school downstairs.Find us at or on Facebook.

Prairie City United Methodist

Our weekly Bible study on the Gospel of Luke starts at 9:45 a.m. Sunday. Worship starts at 10:45 a.m. The church is at Indiana 42 and Clay County Road 25 West. For more information call 812-244-9271 or 812-442-1575.

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