News From Terre Haute, Indiana


April 25, 2014

CHURCH BRIEFS: April 26, 2014

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Celestial Christian

Community Bible study at 7 p.m. Tuesday, 1219 S. 12th St. Visit or call 812-917-4410.

Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist

We are at 1935 Tippecanoe St., and will celebrate Pastor’s 18th anniversary Sunday at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Bruce R. Rose, pastor, with the choir and congregation of the Second Missionary Baptist Church of Bloomington.

Unity Presbyterian

Worship service at 1207 E. Springhill Drive is at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, congregation and pastor, the Rev. Jenni Walker Noyes, invite you to join in worship. Child care is available, and fellowship and coffee follow.

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

We have an outdoor sanctuary you may visit for quiet reflection at any time.

Call us at 812-299-2206 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., find us on Facebook, email and visit

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation

The church is at 1875 S. Fruitridge Ave. Sunday service is 10:30 a.m. Children’s religious education is at 10:50.

Sunday, the speaker will be Frank Young, on “Describing the Indescribable.” How is our religious life affected by the difficulties we have describing religious concepts?

Rational Free Thinkers group meets 9:15 a.m. Sunday, discussing “How has Pope Francis impacted the Roman Catholic Church?”

Call 812-232-1193 or find us on Facebook.

Faith Outreach Family Church

Dr. Mary Frances Varallo will minister to us at 3001 Wallace Ave. on Sunday and Monday. Services are Sunday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Monday at 7 p.m. Dr. Varallo has been a leading woman in ministry for over 25 years in more than 25 nations, holding counsel with leaders of nations and heads of state.

Trinity United Methodist, Marshall, Ill.

We are at 503 S. Michigan Ave., and will celebrate spring with a Spring Revival Sunday through Tuesday, at 6 p.m. each evening.

The Rev. T. Michael Russell, minister at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Terre Haute, will bring God’s message to us. He has been senior pastor of Shiloh since 2006.

Pastor Russell believes if the body of Christ learns who they are in Christ, what they have in Him and what they can do in Him, the enemy will be immobilized and the kingdom of God will flourish. Join us for this time of renewal with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. A freewill offering will be taken, with fellowship and desert after our service on Sunday evening. Meet the Rev. Russell and join with family of God in fellowship.

Rio Grande Baptist

Join the congregation and Pastor Chuck Bahr for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., and a worship service at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. We are at 4411 E. Rio Grande, at the corner of Rio Grande and Erickson. Visit www.riogrande

St. Benedict

Join us at 111 S. Ninth St., for Mass on Saturday at 5:30 p.m., Sunday at 8:30 or 11 a.m., and Monday to Friday at 12:05 p.m. Confession is 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Confirmation is May 4 at 5 p.m. A reception will follow in the Parish Center. Bishop Christopher Coyne will be our main celebrant. Call us at 812-232-8421.

St. Joseph University Parish

Join us at 113 S. Fifth St. 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. The Divine Mercy Chaplet is a special devotion that Jesus shared with St. Maria Faustina. “Divine Mercy Sunday” celebrates the merciful love of God shining through the whole Easter mystery. Join us at 3 p.m. on Sunday as we prayerfully request God’s mercy upon all of us. Call us at 812-232-7011.

St. Margaret Mary

We are at at 2405 S. Seventh St. Join us for Mass on Saturday at 4 p.m. or Sunday at 11 a.m. Spanish Mass is Sunday at 2 p.m. The sacrament of reconciliation is offered Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Religious education classes for pre-K to eighth grade will conclude for the year on May 4, with May crowning and rosary arranged by the Legion of Mary. Our annual dinner and raffle is Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Country Club of Terre Haute. 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 to high school follow. Call us at 812-535-1261.

St. Patrick

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 we have a Communion service at 7:15 a.m. In celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday, April 27th, confession will be available at 3:30 p.m. followed by 4 p.m. holy hour, Chaplet of Divine Mercy, novena, homily, blessing of images and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Visit us online or call 812-232-8518.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

We are at 2322 N. 131⁄2 St. Come to Mass on Saturday at 4:30 p.m., Sunday at 10:30 a.m., and Friday at 11 a.m. An adult Bible study of the Gospel of Matthew meets Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the parish office. Our high school freshmen and sophomores will serve dinner at the Light House Mission Sunday at 5 p.m. Call us at 812-466-1231.

Annunciation, Brazil

Our location is 19 N. Alabama St. We invite you to Mass on 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. Latin Mass is Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Reconciliation is 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday. Call us at 812-448-1901.

Sacred Heart, Clinton

Join us at 558 Nebeker St. for Mass on Saturday at 4:30 p.m., Sunday at 9 a.m., or Thursday and Friday at 12:05 p.m. Reconciliation is Saturday, 3:30 to 4 p.m. First Holy Communion will be celebrated at the 4:30 Saturday Mass. Call us at 765-832-8468.

St. Joseph, Rockville

Join us at 217 E. Ohio St. 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 Tuesday, 4:30 to 5 p.m. Call us at 765-569-5406.

Deanery Center

We will host the annual Senior Citizen Appreciation Mass and Dinner Thursday in Sacred Heart of Jesus, 2322 N. 131⁄2 St. This free event celebrates and shows gratitude for the faith of our deanery senior citizens. Mass is at 11 a.m., then dinner in the Holy Family Center. Register by calling Sister Mary or Louise at 812-232-8400 by Sunday.

Centenary United Methodist

Centenary, at 301 N. Seventh St., invites you to worship at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s message, “The Derailing of Despair” (John 20:19-31), and listen to the chancel choir sing an anthem.

Fellowship in the church library will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school classes are offered to all age groups, and nursery care is provided. At 10:45 a.m., the Friendship Class adult Bible study will discuss “From Suffering to Glory” (Isaiah 52:13-53). The Lamplighters Discussion Group will meet in the Disciple Room. Preschool, primary, junior and youth classes are offered. The Prayer Shawl Ministry will meet in the Cross and Flame Room.

The 7th Cents Youth Group, for middle and high school students, will gather on Sunday at Centenary, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Contact Youth Director Tiffany Grossman at 812-232-2319.

United Campus Ministries

UCM is celebrating its 70th anniversary on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Centenary with a special service, followed by an open house reception at the UCM Center, and then dinner at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Reservations are required for the dinner.

Join our prayer and meditation time, 11 a.m. to noon Thursdays. Chancel choir practice is at 8:30 a.m. Sundays. Contact us at 812-232-2319.

Oregon Baptist

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

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

Reformed Presbyterian

Join us for worship Sunday as Pastor Bill Roberts gives the sermon, “Exiles with a Living Hope.”

Sunday school for children and adults is at 9:30 a.m., with worship at 10:45 a.m. A nursery for ages 3 and under is available during worship. After worship a meal and fellowship will be provided.

Central Presbyterian

We gather at 125 N. Seventh St. for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Pastor Lant Davis’ sermon, “That You May Come to Believe,” will be on John 20:19-31. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. On Thursday at 7 p.m. the Women’s Book Club meets. On Friday, 5:30 to 9 p.m., the church hosts Parents’ Night Out/Kids’ Night In for families. Call 812-232-5049 or visit

First Southern Baptist

Come to the Baptist Collegiate Ministry yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at 800 N. Sixth St., north of Indiana State University. The event supports summer missions.

Bible study is 9:15 a.m. Sunday, including Sunday school for infants through fifth grade. Worship service is at 10:30 a.m. with extended session for ages 0 to 4. Kid Worship for kindergarten through fourth grade is after singing.

From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, we have Spark for children, Ignite youth group and Blaze adult prayer group.

Youth Ignite spaghetti dinner fundraiser dinner will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday. Get tickets from a youth or at the door.

Loop Lunch carry-in will be on May 4, after morning worship.

Our pastor is the Rev. Bryce Ulrich. Contact us at 812-235-7623 or, and visit

Journey Assembly of God

Missionaries Rick and Angela Forker will speak to us at 600 Hulman St. on Sunday in the 10 a.m. service. The Forkers spent several years in Germany and in Italy establishing international churches. They currently pastor the Verona International Christian Fellowship in Verona, Italy. Call us at 812-232-1857.

Berean Baptist

The 9:30 a.m. Bible study hour features the adult class, the teen class and other classes as needed.

The 10:30 a.m. hour features congregational singing and a duet by Joyful Noise. Pastor Larry Lilly’s sermon is “With God in the Ruins.”

The 6 p.m. service features the BBC Spring 14 Teen Night, with special singing, instrumentals and testimonies; a challenge by Brad Utz, youth leader; and a mini-concert and inspirational challenge by Josh Brown.

After the service a free Pizza Blast for the teens will be served in the annex.

Memorial United Methodist

The church, at 2701 Poplar St., invites you to worship Sunday. The Rev. Scott’s sermon will be “He Had Been Made Known to Them,” about two followers of Jesus on the road to Emmaus who encounter a “stranger,” who they later learn is Jesus. We will share Holy Communion; may Christ be known to us. Scripture: Luke 24:13-35.

At 8:45 a.m. we have our formal traditional worship service, with hymns, a choir and multiple Scripture readings.

At 9:45 a.m. join us for fellowship and refreshments.

At 10 a.m. join us for Sunday school, with many to choose from, for all ages.

At 11 a.m. is our casual PRAYZ! service, with the PRAYZ band, film and media.

Both 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, with classes for 2’s, 3’s and Pre-K. Pick up an application at the preschool or church office. Call 812-232-9046.

Tai chi with Rebecca Graves will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday. We also offer tai chi for arthritis.

Call us at 812-234-0776, or visit

Rosedale Baptist

The church is at Depot and Middle streets, with Pastor Randy McPike.

Sunday worship service is 9:30 a.m., Sunday school at 10:30 a.m., and Sunday evening service at 7.

Wednesday prayer and Bible study is at 7 p.m.

Central Christian Church

– Disciples of Christ

We welcome all to worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m., and celebrate Communion every Sunday. We will continue our celebration of the Easter season with song, proclamation and prayer. A special time for the young church will be offered. Fellowship with drinks and doughnuts will follow.

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

Join us at 4950 E. Wabash Ave., call 812-877-9959 and visit

Church of Christ

Our location is 4017 E. Margaret Drive.

Assembling times are Sunday at 10 a.m. for Bible study, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. for worship, and Wednesday for Bible study at 7 p.m.

Our website: www.churchof

First Baptist

Join us for worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. as the sanctuary choir presents the cantata, “Amazing Grace, My Chains Are Gone.” This musical features the songs of Matt Redman, Chris Tomlin, Louie Giglio, Stuart Townsend, and Keith Getty.

Sunday school will follow worship, with classes for everyone, including eight adult class options. The Sunday Link Service will be at 6 p.m. in Esken Hall as Pastor John Campbell continues the sermon series from Revelation.

This Sunday the music ministry team will host a luncheon as a fundraiser for those persons attending this summer’s Conference for Church Musicians at Green Lake Conference Center. The children’s choir will present the musical “The Big Fish” on May 4 at 4:45 p.m.

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

St. Mark United Church of Christ

Holy Humor Sunday will be celebrated Sunday at 475 S. Fruitridge Ave., across from Deming Park. This comes from the ancient practice of seeing the Sunday after Easter as a time to celebrate the great joke God played on sin and death by raising Jesus from the dead. Join us as we celebrate the greatest miracle in human history — Jesus’ resurrection. Worship is at 9:30 a.m.

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

Mount Pleasant United Methodist

Aaron Wheaton, senior pastor, and Rick Swan, assistant pastor, with the church family, invite you to join us.

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

 We wrap up our sermon series, “Transformed,” by the Rev. Rick Warren, on Sunday with “My Vocational Health.” Our new sermon series begins on May 4, with “When Churches Turn Inward.”

Our south campus has worship in the fellowship/worship center on Sunday. Use the front entrance until 10 minutes after each service begins, or the west entrance at any time.

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

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

Revolution, 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 all fifth-graders, meets bi-weekly from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sundays.

A prayer meeting is at 6 p.m. Monday in the chapel. Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program from hurts, habits and hang-ups, meets at 7 p.m. Friday in Wide Eye Café. 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 meets 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.

Registration is under way for Vacation Bible School, Wilderness Escape, at both campuses.

Call us at 812-232-4808 (south) or 812-232-2478 (north). Visit www.mountpleasant, friend us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @Mt_PleasantUMC.

St. George’s Episcopal, West Terre Haute

Join us Sunday for adult Christian education from 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. in the church hall, and a worship service of Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m. Following this, we gather in the church hall for fellowship. The Rev. Larry McMahan will be the celebrant. After Holy Eucharist there will be a special luncheon celebrating the 100th anniversary of the genesis of St. George’s Parish and the feast of St. George, which was on April 23.

We are at Ferguson Hill, 1337 N. Smith Place. Visit, or call 812-533-1346 and leave a message. Contact person: Sylvia Brockman, bishop’s warden,  brockmanjs@

Grace Community

Sunday worship is at 10:30 a.m. The new sermon series is on the new covenant God made at Easter. We have Sunday school for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Child care is available.

Our worship is a contemporary/traditional mix. If you need a prayer, use

We meet in the Gospel Assembly Church building, 401 W. Springhill Drive, west of Debaun Funeral home. Visit or call 812-236-1507.

Seelyville United Methodist

Pastor Jack Diel and the church invite you to worship the Second Sunday of Easter, at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. Kid’s Hour meets from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., followed by Sunday school. A time of fellowship will take place.

Scriptures for this Sunday are 1 Peter 1:3-9 and John 20:19-31 with liturgist Michelle McCrea. The choir will present an anthem. Rehearsal is at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. New members are always welcome.

Pastor Jack’s sermon is “Peace and Faith,” emphasizing that Jesus brings the peace of God into our lives and invites us to accept God’s peace and love.

On Tuesday at 10 a.m. we have prayer and Bible study. Yoga is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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

First Congregational

We are at 630 Ohio St. Join us Sunday, as we celebrate the joy of the Resurrection and Holy Hilarity Sunday. The tradition, sometimes called Bright Sunday, grows from the medieval tradition of celebrating the Sunday after Easter with fun and fellowship to remember that Easter is God’s great joke on the devil — who had thought he won when Christ died on the cross. But God won when Christ rose and walked from the empty tomb. Wear your silliest hat and bring your laughter.

Services are at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., with children’s Sunday school after the children’s sermon.

On May 4 we will gather for the Dialogue at St. Arbucks at 6 p.m., 25th and Wabash streets, to discuss “What is church to me?”

We are a member of the National and Midwest Associations of Congregational Christian Churches. Visit www.FirstChurch or

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

The church invites you to a spaghetti dinner in support of their Boy Scout Troop #405 as they raise money for summer camp.

It will be on Friday, 6 to 8 p.m., at 1845 N. 61⁄2 St. Cost: Donation ($7 suggested).

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