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January 26, 2013

Church Briefs: Jan. 26, 2013

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St. Stephen’s Episcopal

Worship services in the historic church at 217 N. Seventh St. in Terre Haute are at at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday and noon Thursday. Afterward worship on Sunday join the camaraderie, coffee and conversation. All are welcome.

The annual meeting will take place this Sunday at 11:30 a.m.

For more details, visit www.ststephensth.indydio.org or call 812-232-5165 Tuesday through Friday.

Maple Avenue United Methodist

Maple Avenue United Methodist Church welcomes all to worship with us this Sunday 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Pastor David Rockhill will deliver Sunday’s message, “The Mission,” which will incorporate scripture Luke 4:14-21. The theme this week tells us that Jesus’ mission was to proclaim good news to the poor, release to the captives and recovery of sight to the sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free. 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 church office before noon 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 & 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.

St. Mark United Church of Christ

You are invited to attend Sunday worship at 9:30 at St. Mark United Church of Christ at 475 S. Fruitridge Ave. The Rev. John Vertigan, conference minister for the Indiana Kentucky Conference of the United Church of Christ will be our guest preacher. Following worship, we will have our annual congregational meeting. No matter where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here. Sunday school for all ages is offered at 10:45 a.m.

On Tuesdays our Merry Stitchers meet from 1 to 3 p.m. to knit or crochet prayer shawls. On Wednesdays our Sewing Gals meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to make blankets. All are welcome to join any of these events-membership not required.

Call the church office is you have any questions 812-232-8000, Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Rio Grande Baptist

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

Wednesday at 7 p.m. we meet for Bible study and prayer. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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

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 “A Vision of Jubilee Justice” (Luke 4:14-21), and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and the Chancel Choir, directed by Erich Kendall, sing “Bless the Lord O’ My Soul.”

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), Brian Royer will teach and lead the discussion on “Standing Firm” (Philippians 3:12-16). At the same time, in the Cross and Flame Room the Lamplighters discussion group has begun a new study focused upon “Forgiveness.”

A new adult class for parents of young children will meet in Thirza Bunce room, from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. Leah Allman 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 the age of 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 6-12) taught by Gail Hayes and Nancy Rogers. The theme is the “Golden Rule” (Matthew 7:12).

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. 27, the youth group will meet at Central Presbyterian Church and discuss the story, “The Trails of a King.”

Monday, Jan. 28, at 10 a.m., join us in good conversation at Prayer Shawl Ministry, working with others to create items that will be given to those in need of spiritual uplifting.

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

Wednesday, Jan. 30, at 6 p.m., pastor Moore will teach the third of a four-session series of “lectio 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 Chancel Choir, come and join our rehearsals Sunday mornings, from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Contact the Church office at 812-232-2319 if you are interested in any of the activities listed above or in our very active women’s ministries.

The 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. 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 the individual needs of men, women, youth and children as followers of Christ. During the week, we have even more opportunities to gather. Tuesday’s at 7 p.m., 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: the Pinewood Derby for pack 405 will be 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26. Saturday, Feb. 2 at 8:30 a.m., there will be a Boy Scout merit badge clinic for chess. College-age young adults meet Friday, Feb. 9 for an evening of sports.

Church of Christ of Terre Haute

We invite you to come be with us this Sunday. At 10 a.m., we will be studying concerning the religious organization known as Jehovah’s Witnesses. At 11 a.m. worship hour, we will be asking the question, “Why Stop the Chariot?” based on the conversion of the Ethiopian eunuch in Acts 8. At 3 p.m. service, John Edwards will be giving a report of his preaching trip to Chile with pictures and audio/video, Lord willing. We assemble in the meeting room of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites (Exit 11, I-70 and Indiana 46, behind McDonald’s).

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 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.

Annunciation, Brazil

Annunciation, Brazil - Father John Hollowell and the parishioners of Annunciation Church, 19 N. Alabama, Brazil, welcome you to join them for mass on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. or Sunday 8:30 a.m. Weekday masses are celebrated 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. On the first Saturday of each month from 9 to 11 a.m. the sacrament of reconciliation will be available and adoration of the blessed sacrament will be observed. The first Saturday service will conclude with benediction at 11 a.m. For information about our parish programs or services please call the office at 812-448-1901.

St. Benedict Church

The parish community of St. Benedict, 111 S. Ninth St. celebrates mass Saturday evening at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday morning at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Daily mass is celebrated each weekday with the exception of Wednesday at 12:05 p.m. Join us.

Religious education classes for our elementary grades are from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Sunday mornings. High school religious education and confirmation classes are Sunday evening 5 to 6:45 p.m. For more information about our parish services or programs please call the office at 812-232-8421.

Knights of Columbus, St. Mother Theodore Guerin Council, monthly rosary for “The Right to Life” and “The Right of Religious Freedoms” will be held Feb. 10, 2013, St. Benedict at 10:15 a.m.

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 masses are 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. on 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. Catholic Campus ministry strives to be the life-giving presence of Christ within the academic community. RHIT Winter Break Trip will be Feb. 24 to March 2, Tallahatchie County, MS and the ISU Spring Break Trip will be March 10-16, Macon, Ga. For more info go to: www.campusmin.stjoeup.org.

St. Margaret Mary Church

The St. Margaret Mary parish community invites you to join us for weekend mass Saturday at 4 p.m. or Sunday at 11 a.m. You are also invited to the celebration of a Spanish mass each Sunday at 2 p.m. 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 8 is Sunday morning from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at dwenstrup@smm-terrehaute-in.org. High school religious education and confirmation classes are on Sunday evening 5 to 6:45 p.m. 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. Group meets in the parish office building Sunday from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m.

St. Margaret Mary Parish is sponsoring a Pilgrimage trip to Shrines of Canada, Oct. 8 to 17, 2013 as a special celebration of the Year of Faith. All are invited to one of two informational meetings on Monday, Feb. 4, 7 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary’s Legacy Room, or Monday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m. at St. Patrick’s in the lower level of 1801 E. Poplar St. building. For more information contact: Jerry Moorman at 812-232-3512. Deadline for registration is May 1, 2013.

St. Mary’s Village Church

St. Mary’s Village Church - 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 Church

St. Patrick Church - Fr. Rick Ginther, Pastor and St. Patrick parish community, 1807 Poplar St., invite you to weekend liturgy on Saturday at 6 p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m. You are also welcome to join us for weekday mass Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 8:15 a.m. 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.

Sunday morning religious education classes for grades pre-K through 8 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 in the Moran Center Sunday evenings from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information about high school religious education at jummp.youthminister@gmail.

com. Adult Education classes are available Thursday evening and Sunday morning. Thursday study is: Journey Through Church History, at 6:30 p.m. in the school library. Sunday morning study, The Book of James is after the 9 a.m. mass in room A of the Family Life Center.

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 Thursday at 10:45 a.m. 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 8 meet Sunday from 9 to 10:15 a.m. High school religious education and confirmation classes are Sunday evening 5 to 6:45 p.m. For more information about high school religious education please contact janet@catholicym.org. Great Adventure Bible Study continues Monday, Jan. 28: session 15. RCIA will meet at Sacred Heart on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Deanery Pastoral Center

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 2 seating’s 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. Visit www.crsfairtrade.org to learn more or call 1-866-608-5978 or Sr. Mary Montgomery at 812-232-8400.

Unity Presbyterian

Worship service at 1207 E. Springhill Drive is 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. Our pastor is Linda Peters. Her sermon, “Teach Us to Pray,” is based on Psalm 19:7-14 and Luke 11:1-13, this is the second part of a 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.

This Sunday is our annual meeting.

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 10 a.m. For the month of January, Unity will pray for McCormick Theological Seminary, Princeton, N.J. This week pray for First Presbyterian Church, Martinsville, Ind.; and blessings to all who volunteer, staff members, bus drivers, administrators and students at Booker T. Washington High 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 website: www.unitythin@gmail.com

Join us for Potluck and Praise each Thursday 6 p.m. Church office 812-299-2206.

First Unitarian Universalist

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation is located at 1875 Fruitridge, Ave., Terre Haute.

Our regular service is each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Jennie Barrington will present Words for Things We Love and Loath. Words such as sacred, blessing, worship, hallowed and divine have both specific meanings, and differing meanings to different individuals. This morning we’ll explore some of those meanings, so we may all better understand what this congregation reveres.

Also Sunday, Jan. 27 at 9:15 a.m., 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: Topics Dealt with in Surahs common to Jews, Catholics, Protestants, etc.

Children’s Religious Education begins at 10:50 a.m. There are two groups, youth ages 5 to 9 and tweens, ages 10 and up. 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 each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. 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.

Peniel United Methodist

Peniel United Methodist, Kennedy Crossing Rd., Brazil. The end of January coming near. A lot of winter left, but so many of us are already thinking about spring.

Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. Family Night will be in the Fellowship Hall.

The Bible Study and Prayer Group will be meeting every other Tuesday at 6 p.m. The next time is scheduled for Feb. 5.

Pastor Pippin’s Message is titled “A Time For Mourning or Joy.” The Scripture is from St. Luke 4:14-21.

As always donations will be appreciated by the Brazil Food Pantry.

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

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 St.

Please join us on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013 for one of the following services. Today is United Methodist Women’s Sunday, the Rev. Chiyona Bourne, deacon, will be sharing the message.

The sermon will be “Get off the Bus ... in Tanzania,” a recollection of a 2010 journey to Central Tanzania; a rural village of Malaria, HIV infection, and children with a desire to learn. For 16 days, five Americans and three Norweigians were immersed in a culture far removed from their own. From collecting their own water to relying on their legs and feet for transportation, these persons returned home more aware of life than they even expected. The opportunity to experience the culture returns next year. Scripture: Matthew 21:18-22.

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

The Knit Wits will meet on Thursday at noon for a carry-in lunch.

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.

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: Sardis,” 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 at U.S. 41 and Mill Street. We can be reached at 812-397-5595, and at www.fbcshelburn.com.

Northside Wesleyan

Northside Wesleyan Church 2439 N. 14 1/2 St. is having something new and exciting for the youth called “Youth Round Up” starting Feb. 4-8, 6 to 7:15 p.m. each night. There will refreshment each night, games, puppets, singing, etc., something new each night. Bring a friend the fun starts at Northside Wesleyan Church.

Pastor Ed. Hayes says the mission of our church is to glorify God, through warship, fellowship, discipleship, evangelism and service. We reach out to the world in need of Christ. We welcome everyone to our services. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 10:30 a.m. and evening service start at 6 p.m.

If you are searching for a new home we pray that you fine love and peace and perhaps consider joining our family of God.

SW District Missionary Baptist Association

The SW District Missionary Baptist Association will be hosting its monthly Forth (4) Sunday night fellowship and worship service at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church located at 2401 Seventh Ave., in Terre Haute. The Service will begin at 7 p.m. Jan. 27, 2013. Everyone is invited.

Eastside Church of Christ

The Eastside Church invites you to come sing, pray, and worship with us at 4025 College Ave.

There are classes for all ages and all are welcome.

Bible study starts at 9:30 a.m., worship at 10:30 a.m. and evening services at 5:30 p.m. on Sundays.

Wednesday Bible study starts at 7 p.m. There also is a ladies’ Bible study at 10 a.m. on the first and third Tuesday mornings.

Seniors of any age are very welcome to our Bible study on Thursdays at 11 a.m. There you will find many congregations represented for an hour of fun, singing, a Bible lesson and lunch.

We are located at Fruitridge and College avenues. For more information call 812-235-9322.

Central Christian-Disciples of Christ

Our Sunday worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m. We will have our annual Celebration of Age 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 held each Monday at 9 a.m. at the church. The Rev. Zelensky leads this group.

We will have a Family Fun Event Sunday, Jan. 27. Christian Education is sponsoring a fun time for all of us to grow closer together with our Church family and to take a fun look at the human side of the birth of Jesus. This is an event for all ages. The event begins at noon with a potluck dinner. Please bring food to share with the group. The activities will be led by christian education chair Phil Ewoldsen.

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, the Rev. Rebecca Zelensky, can be reached at 812-877-9959. Our church Web site is www.cccthdisciples.org.

Rosedale Baptist

Sunday worship service 9:30 a.m. Sunday school 10:30 a.m. Sunday eve service 7 p.m. Wednesday night prayer and Bible study 7 p.m.

Every third Sunday of the month come and join us for our “New Youth Group Program.”

At 11:30 a.m. there will be music and a skit for the kids, followed by lunch and a lesson. There will be something new and different every month.

First Congregational

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio St., in Terre Haute, invites you to join us this Sunday, Jan. 27, as we begin our three-week sermon series on prayer with the sermon “Help!” Prayer is simply our regular communication with God, but we seem to think it’s some mystical practice with rules and format. The truth is that if we can talk to anyone, we can also talk to God. Join us as we explore the most honest and heartfelt prayer–the prayer asking for help.

Church services are at 8:30 (meditative) and 10:30 a.m. (traditional) each Sunday. There is a staffed nursery during the 10:30 a.m. service. Children’s church is part of the 10:30 a.m. service and then children are invited to attend Sunday school.

This Sunday, Jan. 27, we will gather for our monthly Dialogue at St. Arbucks, 25th and Wabash, to talk about “Why Does God Need the Church?” Join us for a lively and relaxed discussion.

First Congregational Church is a member of the National and Midwest Associations of Congregational Christian Churches, founded on the principles of “Faith, Freedom & Fellowship.” We believe that we can put those principles into action by welcoming everyone into the fellowship of this church family and by serving God, through Christ, in our community and the world. There’s a place here for you.

For more information, check us out at www.FirstChurchTH.org or listen to our music and sermons at firstchurch.posterous.com.

Trinity Lutheran

Please come and join us during our worship time at 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 each Sunday morning at 9 a.m.

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, call 812-232-7628.

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 N. Fruitridge Ave., 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 sixth grade 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.

Boost, our Fall Wednesday midweek gathering, starts with dinner at 5:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Center and classes for all ages at begin at 6:30 p.m.

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.

First Baptist

We invite you to join us for worship this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Bernie Jackson’s sermon topic will be “Sacred Hearing” with scripture text from Nehemiah 8 and Luke 4. The sanctuary choir will present the anthem “At Your Name” arranged by Michael Lawrence and music will also be presented by the First Baptist orchestra. A children’s story is included in our worship service every Sunday and then children in grades k-3 are dismissed to children’s church. We provide the First Link hospitality room before and after the service to provide a place for guests and members to enjoy light refreshments and conversation in a casual setting. Sunday School is at 10:45 a.m. and we provide classes for everyone, including nine adult class options. We are currently expanding our small group ministry, so be sure to check out our website if you would like to connect with a group for fellowship and Bible study.

First Baptist Church is an American Baptist congregation located at 4701 E Poplar Drive. Our ministry staff includes: the Rev. Bernie Jackson-senior pastor; the Rev. Steve Newman-associate pastor-music/worship; John Campbell-associate pastor-youth/discipleship; Jill Kirchoff-children’s minister; Gina Dorsett-weekday pre-school director. Further information regarding our church is available on our website at www.thfbc.org.

Seelyville Methodist

Pastor Jack Diel and the Seelyville UMC Family invite you to worship with us on Jan. 27 at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care will be provided by Pam Alexander and Donna Crowley, and a time of fellowship and refreshment will begin at 10:45 a.m. with Kay Whitley as hostess. Kid’s hour continues from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster. Children from ages 5 to 12 are encouraged to attend. Sunday school for all ages is held from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

The sermon for Jan. 27 is “God’s Call In Our Lives” and focuses on our call to share God’s love to all people. Scripture readings are from 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 and Luke 4:14-21 with Carolyn Pickel as Liturgist. The choir, under the direction of Cathleen Flynn, will present the anthem “Here I Am, Lord” arranged by Arnold Sherman. Rehearsal begins at 8:30 a.m. and new members are always welcome. Mary Jensen is the organist/pianist for this Sunday and hymns are “Jesus Calls Us,” “They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love,” and “Stand Up and Bless the Lord.”

On Monday, Jan. 28, Webelos 2 will meet at the church at 6 p.m. The prayer and Bible study group will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 10 a.m. in the library. Beginning yoga continues at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30 with instructor Trudy Newton. We look forward to Sunday, Feb. 3 when we will welcome new members to our congregation.

Seelyville United Methodist Church is located on the corner of U.S. 40 and 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.”

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