News From Terre Haute, Indiana

January 19, 2013

CHURCH BRIEFS: Jan. 19, 2013

Lisa Trigg
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Maple Avenue United Methodist

Maple Avenue United Methodist Church welcomes all to worship with us this at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Pastor David Rockhill will give this week’s message “From Ordinary To Special,” which will incorporate scripture John 2:1-11. This week’s theme reminds us that Jesus takes what is good and makes it better. Sunday school classes for all ages will meet at 9:30 a.m. During 10:30 a.m. worship service, children are invited to attend junior church with our Sunday morning youth coordinator, Mrs. Sarah Dyer and assistants. We offer free transportation to and from the 10:30 a.m. worship service. If you would like a ride to church, please call the church office before noon on Fridays during the week. We will be happy to pick you up and bring you to church. You may call the church at 812-232-7263. We hope you will join us for this inspirational worship service.

Maple Avenue offers many programs for adults and children alike. Programs available to all include: GED classes, adult basic education classes, after school tutoring (grades 1-5), after school open gym, (grades 1-5), daycare, preschool. Music programs include: the chancel choir, summer dinner theatre productions, spring cabaret, christmas and easter cantatas with orchestra and children’s choir. Missions and service opportunities include: prayer chain, operation classroom, penny drive for Lebanon Children’s Home, United Campus Ministries, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, Habitat for Humanity, and 14th and Chestnut Community Center. There is something for everyone at Maple Avenue UMC and we hope you will join us for an inspirational worship service. For more information, check us out on the web at www.gbgm-umc.org/maple_ave_umc.

Central Christian — Disciples of Christ

Our Sunday worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m. We will remember the ministry and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as part of our service. A special time for the young church will be held during the service. Nursery care is provided during the service. After worship we will gather for a fellowship time with donuts and drinks.

Sunday school for all ages will begin at 11 a.m. The cornerstone class is focusing on stories and themes from the Hebrew scriptures. Adult Bible study is 9 a.m. each Monday at the church. The Rev. Zelensky leads this group.

The general board of the church will meet Sunday at noon for a time of business, prayer and fellowship. All board members are encouraged to attend.

We continue to sell Fair Trade coffee, tea, cocoa and chocolate bars.

God calls Central Christian Church to be a welcoming and open faith community where Christian love, action and discipleship unite (Vision Statement of Central Christian Church, D.O.C., Terre Haute).

Please join us at 4950 E. Wabash Ave. The church office or our minister, Rev. Rebecca Zelensky, can be reached at 812-877-9959. Our church web site is www.cccthdisciples.org.

Rio Grande Baptist

Please join us and our pastor, Matt Larimer, for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. We sing traditional hymns along with contemporary praise and worship. Pastor Matt presents a children’s message after which children and youth are invited to attend classes.

At 7 p.m. Wednesdays, we meet for prayer and Bible study. This is a casual atmosphere with lively discussion. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Rio Grande Baptist Church is located at 4411 E. Rio Grande, Terre Haute, at the corner or Erickson and Rio Grande. Please visit our website at www.riograndechurch.com or email at terrehauteRGBC@gmail.com for more information.

Oregon Baptist

The sermon for Jan. 20 is “The Good News Concerning Judgement Day” (Daniel 7:9-10).

Oregon Baptist Church is an American Baptist Church located at 11200 S. Carlisle St., 299-2112, with pastor Fred Harrison.

While traditional in most of our ways, we seek to adopt ministries that reach people in an ever changing culture. We are a friendly family like congregation. Oregon is a church where you can quickly join in as we seek to please God by living His great commandment “love God with all your heart and others as yourself” and work His commission to carry the good news to the whole world.

Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday, the Rev. Fred Harrison leads us in morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening service is 6 p.m. Adult Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. There also is youth groups for pre-K through high school at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The pre-K to second grade are learning “Values to Grow By” this year using a series from Veggie Tales. The second through fifth graders are “Traveling Route 66” (66 books of the Bible). Please join us as we learn more about God’s word, play games and have a snack.

Hulman Street Wesleyan

The staff and congregation of Hulman Street Wesleyan Church, located on the corner of 20th and Hulman streets in Terre Haute invite you to join us for worship on Sunday morning. Pastor Dan Willis will be bringing the Message. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday Evening Worship Services begin 6 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The youth also meet at 6 p.m. for an evening activity in the Gymnasium that is located next door to the church in the Family Life Center.

Wednesday evenings are packed with excitement at HSWC. The opportunities to grow in knowledge and service are endless. There is something for everyone beginning at 7 p.m.

Adults: In the church sanctuary, Dr. Bill Coker begins a new bible study in the book of Deuteronomy. This weeks lesson is on the 10 commandments

In Family Life Center, Dr. Dan Willis continues his Bible study with the young adults.

Youth: The youth, sixth grade through high school, meet in the Family Life Center under the leadership of Kier Hopkins, Smith and his team of sponsors. They are currently in the midst of a “Jesus Journey.” The youth have begun a new adventure called Fusion.

Children: Team Kids meet in the Children’s Chapel in the Family Life Center. They are continuing in their “Walk Through the Bible.” Dinner is served Wednesday for the children free of charge, from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m., weekly.

The New Year has arrived and new events are happening at Hulman Street: Saturday, Jan. 26, we will have a family night out for a free dinner and a movie, (singles are welcome too) dinner will be served 6 p.m., with the movie to follow at 6:45. Spaghetti, marinara sauce, meatballs, jello salad, bread sticks and brownies for desert. Please call Mary Rost 812-243-9859 and let her know how many in your family will be attending. The movie UP will be playing promptly at 6:45 p.m. Come join the fun. We are planning on this being a monthly event so watch for next months information for dinner and a movie.

Pastor Dan Willis will be beginning a new bible study on the book of Revelation, this will be starting soon, so watch for more information as it becomes available.

The toddler-age children meet in Busy Babies class in Family Life Center.

All services are finished by 8:15 p.m.

Bus services are available to all of the worship services, please contact the church office to arrange pick up call the church office at 243-2718.

Annunciation, Brazil

Father John Hollowell and the parishioners of Annunciation Church, 19 N. Alabama, Brazil, welcome you to join them for mass at 4:30 p.m. Saturday or 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Weekday masses are celebrated at 5:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and at 9 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. a Latin mass will be celebrated. For information about our parish programs or services please call the office at 812-448-1901.

St. Benedict

The parish community of St. Benedict, 111 S. Ninth St., celebrates mass at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. Daily mass is celebrated each weekday with the exception of Wednesday at 12:05 p.m. Join us. For more information about our parish services or programs please call the office at 812-232-8421.

Religious Education classes for our elementary grades are from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. on Sundays. High school religious education and confirmation classes are from 5 to 6:45 p.m. on Sundays.

St. Joseph University Parish

St. Joseph University Parish, 113 S. Fifth St., invites you to celebrate mass with us this weekend. Mass is at 5 p.m. Saturday. Sunday classes are at 9 and 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weekday Mass is celebrated at 5:15 p.m. For more information about our services or programs please call the parish office at 812-232-7011.

Grade school and middle school religious education classes are from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Sunday. For more information about grade school/middle school religious education contact Elizabeth Davis at reled@stjoeup.org. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information about high school religious education and Confirmation classes at jummp.youthminister@gmail.com.

St. Joseph University Parish serves Indiana State University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology while also welcoming the students of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and Ivy Tech Community College. Catholic campus ministry strives to be the life-giving presence of Christ within the academic community. For more info go to: www.campusmin.stjoeup.org.

St. Margaret Mary

The St. Margaret Mary parish community invites you to join us for weekend mass at 4 p.m. Saturday or 11 a.m. Sunday. You are also invited to the celebration of a Spanish mass 2 p.m. each Sunday. We are located at 2405 S. Seventh St. For more information about our parish or any of our programs, please call the parish office at 812-232-3512.

Religious education for grades pre-K through eighth grade is from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. on Sunday. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at dwenstrup@smm-terrehaute-in.org. High school religious education and confirmation classes are 5 to 6:45 p.m. Sunday. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information at jummp.youthminister@gmail.com. Adult faith formation continues with the Sunday morning Bible study, Revelation, from the Great Adventure Bible Study series with Jeff Cavins. The group meets in the parish office building from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. Sunday.

St. Mary’s Village

Sr. Joan Slobig, S.P., Parish Life Coordinator and the parish community of St. Mary’s Village Church invite you to join us for liturgy Sunday morning at 9 a.m. If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith or exploring membership in the Catholic Church contact Sr. Joan Slobig, S.P. for information about the RCIA, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults at the parish office 812-535-1261.

St. Patrick

Fr. Rick Ginther, Pastor and St. Patrick parish community, 1807 Poplar St., invite you to weekend liturgy at 6 p.m. Saturday or 9 a.m. Sunday. You also are welcome to join us for weekday mass at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. For information about any of our programs call the parish office 812-232-8518.

Spending time in meditation, prayer and adoration in the presence of the blessed sacrament is an excellent opportunity to experience grace in our lives. Located west of the rectory behind the Catholic Charities and Deanery Pastoral Center offices, the Perpetual Adoration Chapel is visited by parishioners and members of other local Catholic communities. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You are most welcome to participate in this opportunity for silent meditation, prayer, and adoration.

Sunday morning religious education classes for grades pre-K through eighth grade meet from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. in Moran Center. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at donna.wenstrup@saintpat.org. High school faith formation classes are in Moran Center on Sunday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information about high school religious education at jummp.youthminister@gmail.com.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sacred Heart of Jesus parishioners welcome you to celebrate Mass with them at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Weekday mass is at 10:45 a.m. Thursday. We are located at 2322 N. 13th St. For more information about our parish or programs call the office at 812-466-1231.

Religious education classes for grades pre-k through eighth grade meet from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Sunday. High school religious education and confirmation classes are from 5 at 6:45 p.m. Sunday. For more information about high school religious education please contact janet@catholicym.org. Social outreach committee will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, in Holy Family Center to set goals for 2013 and to hear about other ministries in the deanery.

Deanery Pastoral Center

The 3rd Annual Soup Bowl Benefit, Feb. 2, is sponsored by area artists, restaurants, caterers, businesses and a multitude of volunteers to bring awareness and support to help alleviate hunger across the Wabash Valley. Proceeds benefit Terre Haute Catholic Charities Foodbank. Tickets are on sale at Deanery Center and Catholic Charities offices, both located at 1801 Poplar St. This year there will be two seatings to accommodate a larger crowd, 4 and 6 p.m. at Maryland Community Church Atrium. A $25 ticket gives you a hand-crafted bowl of your choice and unlimited delicious soup at the event. To purchase a ticket call Sr. Mary or Louise at 812-232-8400.

“Enduring Love: A Celebration of Your Marriage” is a special program to reflect on the gifts of your marriage. Event will be Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, at St. Margaret Mary Legacy Room from 6:30 to 9 p.m. A beef tenderloin dinner will be served. Cost is $30 per couple. Please contact Sister Mary Montgomery at 812-232-8400 or director@thdeanery.org to make your reservation, by Jan. 31. Event is sponsored by Deanery Adult Ministry Committee.

Catholic Relief Service offers four Fair Trade programs: handcrafts, coffee, chocolate and Fair Trade Fund. There are several ways you can get involved and support Fair Trade: visit www.crsfairtrade.org or call 1-866-608-5978 or call Sr. Mary Montgomery at 812-232-8400.

Trinity Lutheran

Please come and join us during our worship time 10 a.m. each Sunday morning at Trinity Lutheran Church located at 2620 Ohio Blvd., in Terre Haute. Holy Communion is celebrated at each service. Sunday School for all ages is also offered at 9 a.m. each Sunday.

Coming up Sunday, Jan. 27, the children in our congregation will be collecting Pennies for their Penny Power ministry during our 10 a.m. worship service to help feed hungry children and others around the world through the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) World Hunger Organization.

Also Sunday, Jan. 27, Bishop Bill Gafkjen of our Indiana-Kentucky Synod of the ELCA will be presiding during the worship service and following the worship service there will be a pitch-in-dinner and Bishop Bill will talk with us about the impact that giving has in supporting the Lutheran World Relief ministry. Please come and meet and talk with Bishop Bill.

For more details concerning Trinity Lutheran Church or our ministries, please call 812-232-7628.

Memorial United Methodist

Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 2701 Poplar St., Terre Haute, invites you to worship with us each Sunday. Parking is available in our large lot behind the church on Oak Street.

Please join us Sunday for one of the following services. The sermon will be “Wonder of Wonder, Miracles, Miracles.” The title alone ought to get you humming the tune from “Fiddler on the Roof.” When God intercedes in the mundane and ordinary lives of people, miraculous things happen. We will explore the first of Jesus’ miracles at the wedding in Cana of Galilee and ask the question, why are miracles important? Scripture: John 2:1-11.

At 8:45 a.m. we have our traditional worship service. If you like to sing traditional hymns, hear a choir anthem by our chancel choir and hear multiple scripture readings in a more formal setting then this is the service for you.

At 9:45 a.m. please join us for our fellowship and refreshment time.

At 10 a.m. please join us for Sunday school. We have many to choose from and for all ages.

At 11 a.m. we have our second service PRAYZ!. Our casual family type worship, with the wonderful PRAYZ band. If you like to wear jeans to church, sing along with the praise team to praise music, see film and media used in worship, and you like a more laid back and casual service then this is the service for you.

The Traditional and PRAYZ! worship services both contain a children’s message, scripture readings, music, pastoral prayer and the sermon. Children may stay in the service with their family or they may attend children’s church following the children’s message.

Tai Chi with Rebecca Graves will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Friday. Now offering a “gentler” form of Tai Chi for Arthritis. Everyone is welcome.

The Knit Wits will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Nami (National Alliance on Mental Illness) meets the third Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Library. This is a support group for persons living with depression, panic attacks, anxiety, bipolar or schizophrenia and is open to the public. For more information contact Betty Porter at 877-9950.

For more information please call our church office at 812-234-0776, fax us at 812-235-3574 or visit our website at www.umcmemorial.com.

First Unitarian Universalist

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1875 Fruitridge, Ave. in Terre Haute.

Our regular service is 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Jennie Barrington will present “Creating Peace” (Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday).The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached about practicing non-violence and creating peace and used the word “righteousness” in ways that are still enlightening for us, today. This morning we will hear and honor his prophetic teachings.

Also at 9:15 a.m., Sunday, we invite you to join our adult education group, the Rationalist/Free-thinkers discussion group, led by Dr. Ed Warner They will meet in the library. This week their topic of discussion will be “Discussing Specific Koranic Surahs.”

Children’s religious education begins at 10:50 a.m. There are two groups, youth ages 5 to 9 and tweens, ages 10 and older. Childcare for younger children is provided for the entire service.

We welcome everyone to Unitarian Universalist congregation. We invite you to come get to know us. Our regular service is at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday morning. We have disabled access, and can provide large print bulletins and hearing assistance devices if needed. We also provide childcare for young children. We can be reached by phone 812-232-1193 or visit our website: www.terehauteuu.org.

Berean Baptist

The 9:30 a.m. Sunday school hour will feature Dave Brown of Answers in Genesis presenting the famous video “Men in White.” This is the fantastic film that is presented in one of theaters at the Creation Museum near Cincinnati. Millions have watched in wonder as this story briefly unfolds explaining God’s Creating Power.

The 10:30 a.m. worship time features Dave Brown AiG sharing the personal/video presentation of “Relevance of Genesis.” This graphic presentation explains why Genesis is essential to understanding the rest of the scripture. It is the foundation of the why of faith.

Katie Stephens will present special music.

Tony Haymaker, assisted by Barb Humphrey and Diana Spence, will lead the Junior Church with a special Creation Program explaining the reason God created all things.

At 6 p.m. David will present the fascinating program developed by Answers in Genesis, “Science Confirms the Bible.” A special program will be presented for children in the annex by Mrs. Haymaker. Joyful Noise will present special music.

All are welcome and admission is free on a first come first served basis.

Berean Baptist Church is located at 6770 N. Clinton St., Terre Haute, www.bbcth.com.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

There are many opportunities for you to worship and fellowship with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 1845 N 6 1/2 St., Terre Haute. Our Sacrament Meetings at 9 and 11:30 a.m. provide an opportunity to worship the Lord, Jesus Christ through the ordinance of the sacrament, music and messages prepared by fellow congregants. Following each Sacrament Meeting, you can also attend a Sunday school class. There are classes for every age group that all focus on increasing our knowledge of our Savior, Jesus Christ through the study of the scriptures. Following Sunday school class, join us as we meet in smaller groups to focus on individual needs of men, women, youth and children as followers of Christ. During the week, we have even more opportunities to gather. College-age young adults meet for gospel study. We also have a Cub Scout pack, a group for girls age 8 to 11, a group for young women age 12 to 18, two Boy Scout troops, a group for young men age 12 to 18, a women’s book club meeting, a crafting group and much more. Each meeting is a chance to be uplifted and strengthened. We welcome you to join us as we strive to “Come unto Christ and be perfected in Him.”     

For more information about our faith or for more information about our meetings, we encourage you to contact our full-time missionaries at 812-219-8578 or 812-219-8933 and visit www.mormon.org.

Upcoming LDS Events: A special evening discussion for youth, ages 12 to 18 will be held at the church Sunday, Jan. 20 at 6:30 p.m. The Pinewood Derby for pack 405 will be held at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan, 26.

Mount Pleasant United Methodist

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

Our south campus, located at 3050 E. Davis Drive, offers Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. with Sunday school classes beginning 10 a.m. Our north campus, located at 1075 North Fruitridge Avenue, offers Sunday school at 9 a.m. with the worship service following at 10 a.m. Both campuses host holy communion the first Sunday of the month.

If you want to grow in Christ and in your Christian faith we invite you to try one of our small groups or various Bible studies available throughout the week at various times, days and evenings, at both campuses. Music and arts opportunities at our campuses include praise band, choir, hand bell choir and drama team.

We also offer the Upward basketball, cheerleading and soccer programs during the fall and winter. Upward participants are children in kindergarten through eighth grade. We have a special needs league, too.

South campus activities:

An evening service called “6:35” is held on the second Sunday of each month beginning at 6:35 p.m. It is an intergenerational worship experience featuring praise, prayer and a message while incorporating elements of drama, dance and art.

Lifeline, our ministry for youth grades 6th through seniors, meets Sundays at 9:50 to 10:40 a.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and also on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. X-Treme Tweenz is a group for all fifth graders that meets bi-monthly on Sundays from 4 to 6 p.m. through May.

To start the work week, every Monday a prayer meeting is held at 6 p.m. in the chapel. Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program from hurts, habits and hang-ups, meets every Friday evening beginning at 7 p.m. in the Wide Eye Cafe. Other groups include the Lunch Bunch (women), yarn spinners and men’s fellowship group.

North campus activities:

Mom2Mom meets the third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. with childcare provided. This group is ideal for making new friends and sharing parenting tips and ideas. Outings for moms and children will be planned.

The Noodle Club meets Monday mornings at 9 a.m. This group is famous for its delicious pasta. Come join the group to hone in on your cooking skills. Our Care Group meets Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. to help spread Christ’s message to our shut-ins and newcomers.

Mount Pleasant is connecting families and individuals with God and God’s family through Jesus Christ. For more information, you can call our south campus at 812-232-4808 or north campus 812-232-2478 or visit our website at www.mountpleasantfamily.org.

Rosedale Baptist

Rosedale Baptist Church, Depot and Middle streets, Rosedale, 765-548-2857, with pastor Randy McPike. Sunday worship service is at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school starts at 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening service is at 7 p.m. Wednesday night prayer and Bible study is at 7 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 20, come and join us for our next “Youth Group Program.” At 11:30 a.m. there will be music and a skit for the kids, followed a lesson. Then we will have lunch. At approximately 1 p.m. we will leave to go bowling at the Lucky Strike in Clinton. We will leave Lucky Strike at approximately 3:45p.m. and return to the church at 4 p.m. Please bring a permission slip to go bowling with us. Come and join the fun.

“Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh” (Matthew 25:13).

Unity Presbyterian

Worship service at 1207 E. Springhill Drive is 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. Our pastor is Linda Peters. Her sermon, “Everything by Prayer,” is based on Philippians 4:5-9; this is a three-part sermon series on Prayer. Sunday school class following A Moment with the Children. Child care is available during worship. Join us for coffee and fellowship following the service.

Unity welcomes in the New Year with reverence to our Lord, family, friends, neighbors and each other, as we move into 2013 as a small church with a big heart.

Amie Ellison is our choir director, Andrea Marlow is our organist. Choir rehearsal is every Thursday, 7 p.m. and every Sunday at 10 a.m. For the month of January, Unity will pray for McCormick Theological Seminary, Princeton, N.J. This week pray for Smyrna-Monroe Presbyterian Church, Madison, Ind.; and blessings to all who volunteer, staff members, bus drivers, administrators and students at Woodrow Wilson Middle School.

We also have an outdoor sanctuary you may visit for quiet reflection at any time. All are welcome. Church office 812-299-2206, our email: www.unitythin@gmail.com.

Join us for Potluck and Praise each Thursday evening 6 p.m.

Riley Bible

The entire Riley Bible family invites you to join us at our church. We are located two doors down from the Dollar General in the Riley Square, Riley, right off of Indiana 46. Sunday morning services include Sunday School for all ages at 10 a.m. and family worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday night prayer and Bible study starts at 7 p.m. with regular prayer and Bible study.

Riley Bible Church is a fellowship of Christians dedicated to studying the Bible in order to grow spiritually and tell others of His salvation. We believe the principle goal of the church is God’s glory. For directions or more information call us at 812-230-6053, go to our website at www.rileybiblechurch.com or check us out on facebook @RileyBibleChurch.

Centenary United Methodist

The congregation of Centenary, located at 301 N. Seventh St. in Terre Haute’s Arts Corridor and adjacent to Indiana State University, welcomes you to our beautiful 147 year old church. We invite you to worship with us, Sunday, at 9:30 a.m. Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s sermon, entitled “Saving the Best for Last: The Surprise Unfolding of Grace” (John 2: 1-11), and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and the Chancel Choir, directed by Erich Kendall, sing “A Prayer.”

Fellowship in the Church Library will follow the Worship Service, from 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 the friendship class (adult Bible study), Caroline Dando will teach and lead the discussion on “Gaining in Jesus Christ” (Philippians 3: 1-11). At the same time, in the Cross and Flame Room, the Lamplighters discussion group has begun a new study.

A new adult class for parents of young children will meet in the Thirza Bunce Room, from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. Leah Alman and Michel Starkey will lead the discussion; the topic to be studied will be determined by the participants.

Sunday School classes for children under the age of 3 and up through 18 years include: Nursery and Toddlers with A. J. Nicoson; Beginners (ages 3 to 5 years) taught by Jessica Kendall; Kindergarten (K-5 years) taught by Gwen Dugger; and Youth Class (grades 6 to 12) taught by Gail Hayes and Nancy Rogers. The theme is “Birds of the Air” (Matthew 6: 25-34).

On Sunday, at 7 p.m., the “Big Questions” discussion group for post-high school and college age students will meet at Centenary. The study topic for Spring Semester will be “The Gospel of Mark.” This class is led by the Rev. Phyllis Peters.

The 7th Cents Youth Group, a combined Central Presbyterian and Centenary U. M. Church group of students from middle school and high school classes, meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Interested students are welcome to become a member of this group. On Jan. 20, the Youth Group will meet at Central Presbyterian Church and discuss the story “From Shepherd to King.”

Centenary’s “Study the Scriptures (from Genesis to Revelation)” meets on Mondays, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. The Rev. Phyllis Peters is leading the Bible study.

Starting Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m., Pastor Moore will begin teaching the first of four sessions of “Lector Divina” (divine readings). It will follow a traditional Benedictine practice of scriptural reading, meditation and prayer, and it is intended to promote communion with God.

The Church’s Seventh Street entrance is handicapped accessible and ample parking is located behind the church. Consider participating in our “Prayer and Meditation Time” led by Lay Preacher Tom Barnett on Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to noon.

If you are interested in the Chancel Choir, come and join our rehearsals on Sunday mornings, from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Contact the Church office at 232-2319 if you are interested in any of the activities listed above or in our very active women’s ministries.

Reformed Presbyterian Church

The Terre Haute Reformed Presbyterian Church, a new congregation committed to the inspired and infallible Word of God, cordially invites you to join us for worship this Sunday. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. The regular adult and college-age classes are studying through the book of 1 Peter. Pastor Bill Roberts will preach on the theme of “Praying God’s Way.” Worship begins at 10:45 a.m. and is followed by a fellowship meal to which all are invited to stay. The church meets at 1407 N. 25th St. (corner of 25th Street and Fifth Avenue). A nursery for children 3 and younger is available during the worship service.

Peniel United Methodist

Come and join us on Kennedy Crossing Road, in Brazil for some beverages and pastries during the break between Sunday school and church services - about 10:25 a.m. Catch up on all the happenings and enjoy good conversations. The Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. and church services at 10:45.

This Sunday’s scripture is from Isaiah 62:1-5.

Pastor Pippin’s message is titled “Vindication, Restoration, and Salvation!” and he always has a special message for the children before they go to Jr. Church.

Don’t forget the Brazil Food Pantry - they can use whatever you care to donate.

For more information contact Pastor Pippin at 812-443-8489.

Shelburn First Baptist

You are invited to the Shelburn First Baptist Church at 10 a.m. on Sunday, for our service. Our theme will be “Churches of the Revelation: Thyatira,” led by interim pastor the Rev. Ron Riggs. Our Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. and Route 56 for children is at 10:20 a.m. Our evening adult Bible study, Kid Jam for children, and the Jr. High and Sr. High Youth are all at 6 p.m. Our youth are led by Dusty and Samantha Tryon. our community kitchen dinner is at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday; at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday our adult and youth groups meet; on Friday our ladies have a Beth Moore Bible study at 10 a.m. Our church is an American Baptist congregation located on the corner of U.S. 41 and Mill Street. We can be reached at 812 397 5595, and at www.fbcshelburn.com. Please join us this week.

First Baptist

We invite you to join us for worship on this Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. Our service this week will include the installation for John Campbell, who is our new associate pastor for youth and discipleship. John is a graduate of Purdue University and currently a graduate student at Indiana Wesleyan Seminary. He has served as our part-time youth minister for the last five years. Special guest participants will include Dr. Jim Walter, who is the area resource minister for the West Central area of the American Baptist Churches of Indiana and Kentucky and Rev. Lance Percy, who was John’s youth minister during the time he grew up at First Baptist. Music will be presented by the Sanctuary Choir as they sing Heather Sorenson’s arrangement of “Be Thou My Vision” with oboe, violin and cello accompaniment. A children’s story is included in our order of worship every Sunday and afterward children in grades k-3 are dismissed to Children’s Church. Our First Link Hospitality Room is available before and after worship, serving freshly brewed Rex coffee, light refreshments and providing a place for members and guests to become better acquainted. Sunday school, with classes for all ages, is at 10:45 a.m.

On Sunday evening at 6 p.m. we will have a joint worship service with the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church. This event is annually held on the weekend of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. First Baptist will host the service and the Rev. Terry Clark, pastor at St. Paul’s will bring the message. Music will be provided by The St. Paul Choir and musicians. A time of fellowship and refreshments will follow the service.

The Joint Ministry Team Planning Retreat has been re-scheduled for Sunday evening, Jan. 27. The Winter Learning Series will begin on Feb. 10 and continue for six Sunday evenings. Learning options will include a study of Galatians led by the Rev. Bernie Jackson and a DVD based study series of the book “Grace” by Max Lucado which will be led by the Rev. Steve Newman. The regular Sunday evening youth gatherings for middle and high school youth will also resume on Feb. 10 and Children’s Choir is provided for children in grades k-5.

First Baptist Church is an American Baptist congregation located at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Our ministries include a fully graded Sunday School program with nine adult class options; college ministry; music opportunities for singers, ringers and instrumentalists, children’s ministry, youth ministry, senior adult activities, weekday pre-school and small group ministry. For further information regarding our church please visit our newly updated website at www.thfbc.org.

Seelyville United Methodist

Pastor Jack Diel and the Seelyville UMC Family invite you to worship with us on January 20, UMC Human Relations Sunday, at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care will be provided by Nancy Fletcher and Karen Swanson, and a time of fellowship and refreshment will begin at 10:45 a.m. with Pam Alexander and Jacque Trinler as hostesses. Kid’s Hour continues from 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster. Adult helpers are needed for the January sessions. Chldren from ages 5-12 are encouraged to attend.

The sermon for January 20 is titled “The Incredible Generosity of God” and focuses on God providing more generously than we can imagine. Scripture readings are from 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 and John 1:1-5 with Jane Smith as Liturgist. The choir, under the direction of Cathleen Flynn, will present the anthem “May Your Roots Go Deep” by David Lantz. Rehearsal begins at 8:30 a.m. and new members are always welcome. Jane Linville is the organist/pianist, and hymns for this Sunday are “Forward Through the Ages,” “Many Gifts, One Spirit,” and “Help Us Accept Each Other.” Holy Communion will be served.

The Agape Group continues its study on Monday, January 21 at 2:30 p.m. in the home of Edith Tucker followed by the Crafty Quilters at 7 p.m. in the home of Ernestine Baker. The Prayer & Bible Study group meets at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, January 22 in the Library. Also on Tuesday, Webelos 1 & Wolves meet at 6 p.m. and Tigers & Bears at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Beginning Yoga continues at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23 with instructor Trudy Newton.

Seelyville United Methodist Church is located on the corner of U.S. 40 & Second Street in Seelyville. The church office phone number is 812-877-1868 with email contact at seelyvilleumc@frontier.com. “We are a caring family making disciples for Jesus Christ.”

United Methodist Temple

United Methodist Temple worships at their beautiful sanctuary at 5301 U.S. 41 South, just south of the intersection of U.S. 41 and 7th Street. All are welcome to join us for worship at either the 8:45 a.m. hour for traditional liturgical worship, or 11 a.m. for worship in a more informal style utilizing praise choruses. Between services we have Sunday school classes for all ages, and the Welcome Café functions for all to have a snack. We have a well-equipped nursery every Sunday. Nursery parents receive a buzzer in order to be on call if their child has a need. Young families are welcome. Come and enjoy the piano and organ worship of Doug Sperry. Come and hear the chancel choir and our bells give praise to God who has established all of us as his own special people.

Our service theme for this Sunday is: A Place for You: You Are Gifted! Utilizing I Corinthians 12: 4-11, John 2:7-11, we find God wants to work in each of us that which he wants us to do. Too often we are working frantically in areas that are not for us. Knowing our spiritual gifts, we are enabled to work at the place of God’s design for us, and at the pace that allows us to enjoy relationship with God. Not everyone is called to everything, just as not everyone can sing or play or perform. Not everyone is called to preach or teach. We can’t exclude all of those whose gifts don’t seem to fit with ours. Knowing and utilizing our spiritual gifts, in unity with God’s purpose and plan, will result in advances in God’s Kingdom work in the world.

Our schedule:

Monday: 10:30 a.m., Holy Yoga; noon, Celebrate Recovery

Tuesday: 7 p.m., Bible Study on PSALMS

Wednesday: 10:30 a.m., Bible Study (Beth Moore) on Daniel; 6 p.m., Weight Watchers; 7:30 p.m., Holy (Christian) Yoga

Thursday: 10 a.m., Piecemakers; 6 p.m., Bell Rehearsal; 7:15, Chancel Choir

Friday: 10:30 a.m., Holy Yoga

You may reach us at our offices at 812-299-1898, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. every weekday. Margaret Fulsom is our secretary/volunteer coordinator; Janet Friedrich is our Temple preschool director; Tante Robinson is our youth team leader; Jill Kuckewich is our Kids Hope director, music team leader, and financial secretary. Rev. Steve Cain can be reached at this number as well, or through the website at www.terrehauteumtemple.org or revscain@yahoo.com.