News From Terre Haute, Indiana


April 4, 2014

CHURCH BRIEFS: April 5, 2014

Prince of Peace Missionary Baptist

The church is celebrating Pastor Mark Evans’ second-year pastor’s anniversary April 13. The 11 a.m. speaker is Pastor Bryant Walker of Murchinson CME Church, Indianapolis. Speaker for 3:30 p.m. program is Bishop Larry D. Grinstead of Puritan Missionary Baptist Church, Indianapolis. Dinner follows at Booker T. Washington Park Community Center, 1101 S. 13th St.

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation

The church is located at 1875 S. Fruitridge Ave. Sunday service is 10:30 a.m. Children’s religious education is 10:50. Sunday, Wayne Hamilton speaks on “The Longest Walk, Why We Walk?” Wayne is an activist engaged in efforts to protect the air, water and mother earth. He stands with native peoples, poor, oppressed and downtrodden.

The Rational Free Thinkers group meets at 9:15 a.m., discussing the growing number of athiests in U.S. Call 812-232-1193 or find us on Facebook.

Maple Avenue United Methodist

Worship Sunday at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday school is 9:30 a.m. Hear Pastor David Rockhill’s message, “No Bones About It,” with Scripture Ezekiel 37:1-14, on how God breathes life into dead communities and peoples. At the 10:30 a.m. service Pastor David will give children’s sermon, choir will sing and junior church is offered.

Free transportation to and from 10:30 a.m. worship service. Call church office, 812-232-7263 before noon Friday.

Serve the Lord in United Methodist Men’s group, after-school tutoring, open gym, daycare, preschool, youth activities, chancel choir, cabaret performances, chamber orchestra or special music.

St. Benedict Church

St. Benedict Church, 111 S. Ninth St., Mass Saturday at 5:30 p.m., Sunday at 8:30 a.m. or 11 a.m., and Monday through Friday at 12:05 p.m. Fr. Matthew will present on spiritual healing after Sunday Mass. Adult faith enrichment offering is Thursday at Hellmann Hall, studying Fr. Robert Barron’s “Catholicism: The New Evangelization” series. Stations of the Cross is Friday at 7 p.m. Visit sixth annual Altar Society Bake Sale, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 12. Call 812-232-8421.

 St. Joseph University

The church, at 113 S. Fifth St., has 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. Reconciliation is 7 p.m. Wednesday. Divine Mercy Chaplet is prayed 4:45 p.m. Wednesday. Stations of the Cross Friday at 1:30 and 7 p.m. The Knights of Columbus will host a fish fry and spaghetti dinner on Friday from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph. Call 812-232-7011.

 St. Margaret Mary Church

We are at 2405 S. Seventh St. Mass Saturday at 4 p.m. or Sunday at 11 a.m. Misa en Espanol a las dos todos los Domingos. Sacrament of reconciliation is Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. Lenten program is Friday at 6 p.m., with Stations of the Cross, soup supper and presentation on Pilgrimage Walk through Spain (Camino de Santiago). Visit us online or call 812-232-3512.

St. Mary’s Village Church

We invite you to Liturgy Sunday at 9 a.m. Classes for pre-K through high school are 9 a.m. Sunday. Palm Sunday Bake Sale is April 13 at 10 a.m. Call 812-535-1261.

St. Patrick Church

Join us at 1807 Poplar St. for Liturgy Saturday at 6 p.m., Sunday at 9 a.m., and Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. Every weekday, a Communion service at 7:15 a.m. Sacrament of reconciliation is Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 8 a.m. Stations of the Cross is Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Visit us online or call 812-232-8518.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

Join us at 2322 N 131⁄2 St. for Mass Saturday at 4:30 p.m., Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and Friday at 11 a.m. Adult Bible study of the Gospel of Matthew meets Monday at 6:30 p.m. in parish office. K of C fish fry and spaghetti dinner is Friday, 4 to 7:30 p.m. Call 812-466-1231.

Annunciation, Brazil

We are at 19 N Alabama St., and have Mass Saturday at 4:30 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m., Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. Latin Mass is Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Reconciliation is Wednesday. 7:30 to 9 p.m. Visit us online or call 812-448-1901.

Sacred Heart, Clinton

Join us at 558 Nebeker St. for Mass Saturday at 4:30 p.m., Sunday at 9 a.m., or Thursday and Friday at 12:05 p.m. Reconciliation available Saturday, 3:30 to 4 p.m. Call 765-832-8468.

St. Joseph, Rockville

We are at 217 E. Ohio St. Mass Sunday at 11:15 a.m., Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. Sacrament of reconciliation is Tuesday, 4:30 to 5 p.m. Call 765-569-5406.

Central Christian Church — Disciples of Christ

Today is second annual Spring Fever Craft Bazaar. Christian Women’s Fellowship is hosting this event, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a variety of vendors and wares.

Worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Communion every Sunday, open to all. Sunday, continue our Lenten focus on “Conversations with Jesus” with “The Raising of Lazarus.” Special time for young church takes place. They will gather donations for their Blessing Box. Fellowship with drinks and donuts after worship.

Sunday School 11 a.m. The adult class will discuss Rob Bell’s book, “Love Wins.” Adult Bible Study is Monday at 9 a.m. Elders meet noon Sunday for time of prayer, fellowship, study and service. We are grateful for their important service.

On Monday, we celebrate Communion with residents of Bethesda Gardens and Wyndmoor at 10:30 and 11 a.m., respectively.

During season of Lent, we are collecting items for Backpack Program at Woodrow Wilson Middle School. See our website for details.

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

Rio Grande Baptist

Join us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., and worship at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

We are at 4411 E. Rio Grande. Visit

Oregon Baptist

We are an American Baptist church, 11200 S. Carlisle St., 812-299-2112. Pastor: Fred Harrison.

Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Fred Harrison leads worship at 10:30 a.m. Youth groups meet Wednesday 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, “Never Leave the Game Early — Never!” (Ezekiel 37: 1-14), and listen to the chancel choir.

Fellowship in church library follows worship, 10:30 to 10:45 a.m. Sunday school is offered to all ages, and nursery care provided. At 10:45 a.m., the Friendship Class (adult Bible study) will discuss “Jesus Cleanses the Temple” (Isaiah 56:6-8; Mark 15-19). Lamplighters Discussion Group meets in Disciple Room. Preschool, primary, junior and youth classes are offered.

The 7th Cents Youth Group, for middle and high school students, gathers Sunday at Central Presbyterian, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Their Lenten study is “A Journey with Jesus in the 21st Century.” Contact Youth Director Tiffany Grossman at 589-1647.

Join our prayer and meditation time Thursdays, 11 a.m. to noon. Chancel choir practice is at 8:30 a.m. Sundays. Call us at 232-2319.

Rosedale Baptist

We are at Depot and Middle streets, 765-548-2857. Pastor: Randy McPike.

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

Church of Christ at Terre Haute

Come be with us at 4017 E. Margaret Drive.

Assembling times: Sunday at 10 a.m., Bible study; 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., worship. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Visit

Memorial United Methodist

Join us on this fifth Sunday of Lent at 2701 Poplar St. The Rev. Scott’s sermon will be “Shake, Rattle, and Roll,” on how our spirits may feel dead, like dry bones, but God can  give us restoration and new life. Scripture: Ezekiel 37:1-14 and John 11:28-45.

8:45 a.m. Traditional formal worship service, with hymns, a choir and multiple Scripture readings

9:45 a.m. Fellowship and refreshments

10 a.m. Sunday school for all ages

11 a.m. PRAYZ! service, casual worship, with the PRAYZ band, film and media

Both worship services contain a children’s message, Scripture readings, music, pastoral prayer and the sermon. Children may stay in the service or attend children’s church after the children’s message.

Memorial Preschool is accepting applications for 2014/2015 school year, with classes for 2’s, 3’s and Pre-K. Pick up an application at the preschool or church office. Call 232-9046.

Join us for our annual Easter egg hunt, April 12 at 10:30 a.m., with food, music, crafts and the Easter story.

Tai Chi with Rebecca Graves meets Tuesday and Friday, 3 to 4p.m. We now offer a “gentler” form of Tai Chi for Arthritis. The Knit Wits meet Thursday at 5 p.m.

Call us at 812-234-0776 or visit

Peniel United Methodist, Brazil

We are at Kennedy Crossing Road.

Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. followed by services at 10:45, including a children’s moment time. This Sunday, Communion will be offered to all who wish to partake. The Scripture is from St. John 11:20-27.

Pastor Pippin’s message is “The Resurrection of Life.” After church, the Committee on Lay Leadership will have a short meeting.

April 12, Men’s Lenten Breakfast is at Harmony at 8 a.m.

Remember the food pantry donations. One item from each attendee adds up to a full basket. Also, clip those box tops for the school system. Contact Pastor Pippin at 812-443-8489.

Trinity Lutheran

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

Join us Wednesday for last Lenten Wednesdays Evening Soup and Salad gathering, 6 to 6:45 p.m., followed by a 20-to-25-minute worship service. Opportunities to share memories about our years of ministry will be made available.

Worship during Holy Week for Maundy Thursday service at 7p.m.

For details call 812- 232-7628.

Seelyville United Methodist

Worship with us this fifth Sunday in Lent at 9:30 a.m. Nursery available. Scrapbookers will provide fellowship after the service. Kid’s Hour meets 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.

Scriptures are Psalm 130 and Romans 8:6-11 with liturgist Jacque Trinler. The choir will present an anthem and hymns.

Pastor Jack Diel’s sermon is “The Spirit of God,” examining how the Spirit can work in our lives.

A weekend Scrapbook Workshop will continue until Sunday. Contact church office for details. The Lent worship team meets 4 p.m. Monday, and prayer and Bible study group is Tuesday at 10 a.m. Book Banter Buffet meets in home of Donna Crowley Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. for lunch and discussion of the All Vigo Read selection “The Magnificent Ambersons” by Booth Tarkington. Yoga at 5:30 and worship team at 6:30 p.m., also Wednesday. Emmaus meets in the home of John and Mary Wade on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Don’t forget Church/Parsonage Work Day, 8 a.m. to noon April 12, with lunch provided. Plan ahead for Holy Week services April 13 Palm Passion Sunday.

We are at U.S. 40 and Second Street. Call us at 812-877-1868 or email

First Congregational

We are at 630 Ohio St. Join us Sunday as we continue our Lenten journey with the Rev. Carlson’s sermon “Broken by Despair, Restored by Hope.” As Ezekiel shares in the valley of dry bones, we are reminded that even in the depths of despair, God is as close as breath. The lament of Psalm 130 reminds us that God is love and mercy, and the story of the raising of Lazarus shares with us the hope of community.

Services are 8:30 (meditative) and 10:30 a.m. (traditional). A children’s service and Sunday school are during the 10:30 gathering.

On April 13 we will celebrate with palms and prayers as we enter Holy Week.

We are a member of the National and Midwest Associations of Congregational Christian Churches. Find us online at or

St. Mark Church of Christ

April 5, stop by the church’s Fun for Funds indoor rummage sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will have lots of things to buy, plus food for breakfast and lunch.

Join us for worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at 475 S. Fruitridge Ave. Sunday school for all ages is at 10:45 a.m.

On Tuesdays our Merry Stitchers meet from 1 to 3 p.m. to knit or crochet prayer shawls. Wednesdays, our Sewing Gals meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to make blankets. Zumba is offered on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 5:45 p.m.

Call us at 812- 232-8000, weekdays 9 a.m. to noon.

Mount Pleasant United Methodist

Aaron Wheaton, senior pastor, and Rick Swan, assistant pastor, and the church family invite you to join us for worship or another activity.

South campus, 3050 E. Davis Drive, offers Sunday worship services at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m., Sunday school classes at 10 a.m. North campus, 1075 N. Fruitridge Ave., offers Sunday school at 9 a.m., worship service at 10 a.m. Both campuses host Holy Communion this week.

Lenten study/sermon series is “Transformed” by the Rev. Rick Warren, designed to bring change into seven aspects of our lives.

South campus continues to have worship services in the fellowship center/worship center.

Use the front entrance until 10 minutes after each service starts, or the west entrance at any time.

Try one of our small groups or Bible studies, throughout the week at both campuses. Music and arts opportunities include praise band, choir, hand bell choir and drama team.

 We offer the Upward soccer programs for kindergarten through eighth grade, in addition to a special needs league, at the north campus.

Revolution, a group for college-age students and up, meets Thursday with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Call 232-4808 for directions.

South campus activities:

Lifeline, for grades six through senior year, meets 9:50 to 10:40 a.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sundays, and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays. X-Treme Tweenz, for fifth-graders, meets 4 to 6 p.m. Sundays. Prayer meeting is 6 p.m. Monday in chapel. Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program from hurts, habits and hang-ups, meets at 7 p.m. 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:

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

Our Journey Forward, a support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide, meets the second Thursday of each month at north campus. Dinner at 6 p.m. and group meeting at 7 p.m. For information email or call the north campus office.

Needle Nook and Hook meets Mondays, 9a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Activities include sewing, crocheting, and knitting lap robes and afghans. Everyone invited regardless of skill level.

Registration for Vacation Bible School 2014, “Wilderness Escape,” begins for both campuses April 13.

Call us at 812-232-4808 or 812-232-2478, visit mountpleasant, friend us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @Mt_PleasantUMC.

Grace Community

Worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Sermon Scripture is Exodus 2 and is called “Moses: Prince and Priest.” Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. Childcare available at all services. Worship is a contemporary/traditional mix. If you need a prayer, use www.prayforyouin

We meet in Gospel Assembly Church, 401 W. Springhill Drive, west of DeBaun Funeral Home. Visit or call 812-236-1507.

St. George’s Episcopal Church, West Terre Haute

Join us Sunday morning for adult Christian education from 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. in the church hall, then a worship service of Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m. After this, we gather in the church hall for fellowship. The Rev. John Brockman will be the celebrant.

April 13, Palm Sunday: 10 a.m.

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