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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.
family.org, 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
indiana.com, or call 812-533-1346 and leave a message. The contact person is Sylvia Brockman, at email@example.com.
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 www.riograndechurch.com.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 haute-in.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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 www.rileybiblechurch.com or check us out on Facebook.
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 www.thcpc.org.
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 www.cccthdiscples.org.
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 temple.org or www.facebook.com/TerreHauteUMT.
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.
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.
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 www.thfbc.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.FirstChurchTH.org 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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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
THE JOY LADY: A half-crazed squirrel, Sister Bertha and secret sins
Today we’re going to discuss Sister Bertha Better Than You. She’s the dear sister who was immortalized in Ray Stevens’ “The Mississippi Squirrel Revival.”
Brenda Doreen Murphy
MARTINSVILLE, Ill. — Brenda Doreen Murphy, 66, of Martinsville, passed away at 5:55 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at her home.
THE JOY LADY: Be joyful, pray continually, give thanks for God’s glory
There’s a special framed picture in our house.
- RELIGION BRIEFS: Feb. 1, 2014
- CHURCH BRIEFS: Jan. 25, 2013
THE JOY LADY: Those good Old Testament stories teach us many lessons
I love a good story — the kind of story that makes me think about it long after I’ve heard it or read about it.
Joy Lady: Jesus’ last words give step-by-step approach to personal evangelism
We all want to have the last word, don’t we?
- Church briefs: Jan. 18, 2014
‘Winter Night of Prayer’ set for Thursday
The Sisters of Providence invite people of all faith traditions to St. Mary-of-the-Woods for “A Winter Night of Prayer” in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday.
Joy Lady: Wish we would all be a bit more child-like; don’t you?
Recently, our two oldest grandchildren spent a few days with us. When their parents came to pick them up, their daddy asked them, “What was the best thing about staying here?” Without hesitation, they both pointed to my husband and me and said, “Being with Nonnie and Papaw!” It melted our hearts.
- Church briefs: Jan. 11, 2013
Joy Lady: Want a way to keep your resolutions? Resolve to change your thinking
It should come as no surprise to my regular readers that I don’t “do” new year’s resolutions. Nope. Don’t believe in them. In fact, the entire time I’ve written this little column — going on 14 years, now — I have not once dedicated a column to any new year’s resolutions. I’ve confessed that I know any resolution or promise I make will be one I will break before the new year is even a week old. I’m just that kind of gal.
- Church briefs: Jan. 4, 2013
Joy Lady: We shouldn’t play the exchange game with God
The packages have been opened and the wrappings discarded. The toys have been played with. The electronics have had their batteries charged and their software downloaded. The cookies and candy have been passed around and eaten. The leftovers have been forgotten in the back of the refrigerator. That’s because Christmas is … well, it’s ummm … it’s over. Now it’s the season for The Great Gift Exchange.
- Church briefs: Dec. 28, 2013
Seven Sisters of Providence celebrate 70 years
This year, seven Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods will celebrate 70 years in the congregation.
Joy Lady: At the top of my list of favorite things …
Here is this year’s list of a few of my favorite things.
- Church briefs: Dec. 21, 2013
Four celebrate 75, 80 years as Sisters
This year two Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods will celebrate 75 years in the congregation, and two will mark 80-year anniversaries.
New Providence Associates commit to works of love, mercy, justice
Recently 21 Providence Associates pledged “to make a commitment that will honor Divine Providence and further God’s loving plans through works of love, mercy and justice in service among God’s people.” Most did so in a ceremony Nov. 9 in the Church of the Immaculate Conception at St. Mary-of-the-Woods.
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