News From Terre Haute, Indiana

February 2, 2013

CHURCH BRIEFS: Feb. 2, 2013


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Annunciation, Brazil

Father John Hollowell and parishioners of Annunciation Church, 19 N. Alabama, Brazil, welcome you to join them for mass 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. On 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 Church

The parish community of St. Benedict, 111 S. Ninth St. celebrates Mass Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 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. 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 am Sunday. High school religious education and confirmation classes are Sunday 5 to 6:45 p.m. On Saturday, Feb. 9 high school youth will meet at St. Benedict kitchen to bake cookies for Light House Mission and Sunday, Feb. 10 the youth will serve dinner at the Light House Mission from 4:45 to 6 p.m. For more information about our High School youth ministry events please contact Janet Roth at

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

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. Sunday. For more information about grade school/middle school religious education contact Elizabeth Davis at High school religious education and confirmation classes are on Sunday 5 to 6:45 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information about High School religious education and Confirmation classes at

St. Joseph University Parish serves Indiana State University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology while also welcoming the students of St. 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:

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 also are 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 from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at High school religious education and confirmation classes are Sunday 5 to 6:45 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information at Adult faith formation continues with the Sunday morning Bible study, Revelation, from Great Adventure Bible Study series with Jeff Cavins. Group meets in the parish office building on Sunday from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m.

St. Margaret Mary Parish is sponsoring a Pilgrimage trip to the Shrines of Canada, Oct. 8-17, 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 232-3512. Deadline for registration is May 1, 2013.

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 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

Fr. Rick Ginther, Pastor and St. Patrick parish community, 1807 Poplar St., invite you to weekend liturgy Saturday at 6 p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m. You are also welcome to join us for weekday mass on 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 High school faith formation classes are in Moran Center Sunday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information about high school religious education at 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 Church

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 am. We are located at 2322 N. 13 1/2 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 5 to 6:45 p.m. On Saturday, Feb. 9 high school youth will meet at St. Benedict kitchen to bake cookies for Light House Mission and Sunday, Feb. 10 the youth will serve dinner at the Light House Mission from 4:45 to 6 p.m.. For more information about our High School youth ministry events please contact Janet Roth at Great Adventure Bible Study continues Monday Feb. 4-Session 16. RCIA meets at Sacred Heart on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

 Deanery Pastoral Center

With joy and gladness the Terre Haute Deanery announces that Archbishop Joseph Tobin, C.S.S.R., will celebrate mass with the priests, religious and laity of our deanery on Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 7 p.m. at St. Patrick Church. A reception will follow immediately after mass at St. Patrick Family Life Center, where all may greet our new shepherd. All from our 10 parishes and religious communities are welcome to join the celebration. Welcome, Archbishop Tobin.

Knights of Columbus, St. Mother Theodore Guerin Council 541, First Sunday Breakfast will be at the council Sunday, Feb. 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. They will be serving: Sausage biscuits and gravy (main entrée), as well as eggs, pancakes, bacon, toast, coffee, milk and juices. The council is located at 2221 N. 13th St.

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. Event is sponsored by Deanery Adult Ministry Committee.

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 presents a children’s message after which all children and youth are invited to attend classes during the pastor’s sermon. The first Sunday of each month we celebrate open communion for all believers in Christ.

“Youth Group” meets at 6:30 p.m. each Sunday for food, fun and fellowship. All youth are welcome to attend.

On Wednesday at 7 p.m. we meet for prayer time, lifting up God’s church and all those in sickness and need. Everyone is welcome to attend.

For more information please visit our website at or email at

Maple Avenue United Methodist Church

Maple Avenue United Methodist Church welcomes all to worship with us this Sunday at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Pastor, David Rockhill will deliver Sunday’s message titled “The Most Important Thing” which will incorporate scripture 1 Corinthians 13:1-13. The theme this week reminds us that love is the greatest gift. Sunday school classes for all ages will meet at 9:30 a.m. During the 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 cchoir, 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

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, Feb. 3, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. Dr. Ralph Leck will speak on the topic: “Unitarian Universalism, Humanism & the Buddha.” He will talk about why he became a Unitarian Universalist and touch on two philosophies of enlightenment.

Also Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at 9:15 am, 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: “What Gun Laws Might Prove Effective? What Gun Laws Probably Won’t Prove Effective? What’s the Real Problem?”

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 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 Web site:

Reformed Presbyterian

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 “Seeking to Honor Christ Always.” 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 three and under is available during the worship service.

Oregon Baptist

Oregon Baptist Church is an American Baptist Church, 11200 S. Carlisle St., 812-299-2112, 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 each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. the Rev. Fred Harrison leads us in morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening service is at 6 p.m. Adult Bible study at 7 p.m. o Wednesdays. There is also youth groups for pre-k through high school Wednesday at 7 p.m. The pre-k to second grade are learning “Values to Grow By” this year using a series from Veggie Tales. The 2nd through 5th 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.

Unity Presbyterian

Worship service at 1207 E. Springhill Drive is 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. The first Sunday of each month Unity Celebrates the Lord’s Supper. Our pastor is Linda Peters. Her sermon, “In All Things Give Thanks,” is based on Psalm 63 and 1 Thessalonians 5:15-23, this is the third 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.

Souper Bowl Sunday is celebrated today with a variety of soups following worship.

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 February, Unity will pray for Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh. This week pray for Mitchell Presbyterian Church, Mitchell.; 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:

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

Peniel United Methodist

The church is at Kennedy Crossing Road in Brazil.

When February comes, it seems we are almost over winter. It’s also a busy month. Being the first Sunday of the month, Communion will be served during church services to all who wish to partake. On Feb. 5, Bible study and prayer group will meet at 6 p.m. The next evening, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. will be choir practice.

The Scripture for this Sunday is from Jeremiah 1: 4-10. Pastor Pippin’s message is “Are You Ready?” Everyone is welcome to join us for Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and church services at 10:45. Hope to see you then. For more information, contact Pastor Pippin at 812-443-8489.

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 Time for Fasting and Turning” (Mark 2:15-22), and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and the chancel choir, directed by Erich Kendall, sing “Eye Hath Not Seen.”

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), Tom Barnett will teach and lead the discussion on “The Supremacy of Jesus Christ” (Colossians 1:15-20). At the same time, in the Cross and Flame Room, the Lamplighters discussion group will begin a new study focused on “Guerrilla Lovers” (Revolutionary Compassion).

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 Allman and Michel Starkey will lead the discussion.

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 Sower and the Seeds” (Luke 8: 4-15).

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 is “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. The group will not meet Feb. 3 since it is the evening of the “Super Bowl of Caring.” Contact Amanda Tramel at Centenary for more information.

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

On Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m., the Rev. Moore will teach the fourth of a four-session series of “Lectio Divina” (divine readings). It follows 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 Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to noon.

If you are interested in the chancel choir, come and join our rehearsals Sunday 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.

Central Presbyterian

Central Presbyterian Church (125 N. Seveth St.) will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Lant Davis’s sermon, “Charity Begins at Home?” will be based on Luke 4:21-30, in which Jesus is challenged by those from his home town of Nazareth. Immediately following the service, worshippers are invited to the Fellowship Hall for lunch, our annual “Souper Bowl of Caring,” sponsored by the youth of the church to help fight hunger in our community. Training for newly elected church officers begins immediately following lunch. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. For more details, call the church office 812-232-5049 or visit us online:

Riley Bible

The entire Riley Bible family invites you to join us at our church. We are located two doors down from 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 or check us out on facebook @RileyBibleChurch.

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 on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, for one of the following services. The Rev. Scott’s sermon will be “The Power of Love.” Love is a subject that will get a lot of talk during the month of February. The Apostle Paul, while writing to the church in Corinth, talks about the amazing power of love. It is a lot more than silly flowers, chocolates, roses, and cards, it is about changing lives and relationships. Scripture: 1 Corinthians 13.

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 3-4 p.m. Now offering a “gentler” form of Tai Chi for Arthritis. Everyone is welcome.

Nami (National Alliance on Mental Illness) meets the 3rd 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

Shelburn First Baptist

You are invited to the Shelburn First Baptist Church at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 3, for our worship service. Our theme will be “Churches of the Revelation: Philadelphia,” led by interim pastor the Rev. Ron Riggs, and we will observe the Lord’s supper led by our deacons. 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 touth 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

Central Christian - Disciples of Christ

Our Sunday worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome to join us. We will begin a month long focus on the mission and ministries of week of compassion. A special time with the Rev. Zelensky will be held for the young church. During this time they will pass their blessing box for donations to a charity of their choice. Nursery care is provided during the service. After worship we will gather for a fellowship time with donuts and drinks.

Sunday School will begin at 11 a.m. Our cornerstone class is focusing on stories and themes from the Hebrew Scriptures. An adult Bible study is held Monday mornings at 9 a.m. with the Rev. Zelensky. This group meets at the church.

The Elders of the church will meet Sunday at noon for a time of prayer, study, and fellowship.

We continue to sell fair trade coffee, tea, cocoa, and chocolate bars. The Christian kids club is collecting used greeting cards for the St. Jude’s Ranch for Children.

On Monday, Feb. 4 we will share Communion with the residents of Bethesda Gardens and Wyndmoor at 10:30 and 11 a.m., respectively.

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

 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.

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. from October to May beginning Oct. 7.

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

Terre Haute St. Stephen’s Episcopal

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

Our Pancake Supper on Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 5-7 p.m. is open to all.  $4/$3/$12 for adult/child/family of 4 or more.

Ash Wednesday services are on Feb. 13 at noon and 6:15 p.m. in St. Stephen’s Chapel. Both services include the Imposition of Ashes. The noon service includes Holy Communion. All are welcome!

Soup and Study series for Lent begins on Feb. 17 for five weeks at 5 p.m.  The study is a light-hearted and current look at the Episcopal Church based on “Jesus was an Episcopalian (and you can be one too)” by Chris Yaw.  Anyone desiring to know more about our denomination is welcome.

For more details, visit or call (812) 232-5165 Tuesday through Friday.

Rosedale Baptist

Rosedale Baptist Church, Depot and Middle streets, Sunday Worship Service is at 9:30 a.m., Sunday school is at 10:30 a.m., Sunday eve service is at 7 p.m., and 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, Feb. 3, as we continue our sermon series on prayer with the sermon “Thanks!” If “help” is our prayer of desperation, “thanks” is our prayer of relief. Sometimes, we catch a break and we simply feel compelled to say “thanks” to God for the good fortune we feel, the luck we think has come our way or the beauty of something we witness. In saying “thanks,” we find that connection to the mystery of God begins to deepen as we communicate our gratitude. Join us as we continue this exploration of prayer and the beauty of simple prayers.

This Sunday, will also be communion Sunday. We invite you to come and share the meal that Jesus gave us and this time of fellowship and worship together.

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

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 on the web at or listen to our music and sermons at

First Baptist

We invite you to join us this Sunday for worship at 9:30 a.m. Our order of service follows a traditional/blended style with organ, hymns and anthem by the choir. However, we also incorporate more contemporary elements such as praise choruses, use of screen and video and the choir anthem is frequently an arrangement of a more contemporary selection. We also include a time for children in our service every week.

The First Link Hospitality Center is available before and after the service providing a place for light refreshments and conversation. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. and we provide classes for all ages, including nine adult class options. We also have several small groups which meet during the week. A new small group will meet during the Lenten Season. The topic for this six week group will be “Life Together,” a look at why Christian community matters and what it looks like in our world today.

On Sunday at 4:30 p.m., in observance of Super Bowl Sunday, pastor Steve Newman will lead a congregational hymn sing built around the theme: “Finding Football Even In Our Hymns.” Even if you are not a football fan, you will enjoy this service, which will focus on the stories behind some of our favorite old hymns. We’ll use some football words and expressions as the theme to tie them all together. This service will be held in the Kum Dubble classroom.

First Baptist Church is affiliated with The American Baptist Churches, USA and we are located at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Further information regarding our church is available on our newly designed website at

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 Seventh 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 classes for all ages, and the Welcome Café functions for all to have a snack. Worship is God enjoying us enjoying God. 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 bell choir as we give praise to God who has established us as his own people.

Our service theme for this Sunday is: God’s Not Mad At You. Grace is the free gift of God’s love which is over all things and permeates all things, providing all with a scandoulously free salvation. Utilizing the scriptures of 1 Corinthians 13:4-13 and Luke 4:21-30, we see how God’s love is always outreaching, calling us out of our comfortable human abilities to love, and into difficult places where God must enable love. This sunday we offer Holy Communion in both services.

Our schedule:

Monday: 10:30 a.m. holy yoga (level1/2), 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, culpt class (power).

Thursday: 10 a.m. piecemakers, 3:30 p.m. signing for the savior, 6 p.m. bell rehearsal, 6 p.m. Zumba, 7:15 p.m. chancel choir.

Friday: 10:30 a.m. holy yoga (gentle).

Upcoming: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 8, 2012 discipleship dinner and Rock’n Praise. Come and make a joyful noise to the Lord as we share together a meal of spaghetti, fellowship and praise God. RSVP at 812-299-1898.

You may reach us at our offices at 299-1898, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. every weekday. Margaret Fulsom is our secretary/volunteer coordinator; Janet Friedrich is our temple pre-school director; Tante Robinson is our youth team leader; Jill Kuckewich is our Kids Hope director, music team leader, and financial secretary. Gene Finley is our celebrate recovery team leader. The Rev. Steve Cain can be reached at this number as well, or through the Web site or

Northside Wesleyan

Northside Wesleyan Church, 2439 N. 14th St., will be having a program for the youth, “Youth Round Up,” Feb. 4 to Feb. 8 at 6 to 7:15 p.m. Parents are welcome. there will be singing, games, puppets and something new each day. Kids, bring your friends or meet a new friend. All will have a good time.

The fun starts at Northside Wesleyan Church, hope to see you there.

We invite you to join us this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. to hear God’s word. Our guest speaker will be Sister Neva McFarland.

We are a small warm loving traditional church. If you like to sing traditional hymns, hear scripture readings, with a message and touch from God, then this is a church for you.

Seelyville United Methodist Church

Pastor Jack Diel and the Seelyville UMC Family invite you to worship with us at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. Nursery care will be provided by Pam Alexander and Dee Allee, and a time of fellowship and refreshment will begin at 10:45 a.m. with the Nortons and Websters as hosts. Kid’s Hour continues from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster with helper Amy Price. 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 Feb. 3. is “The Spiritual Gift of Love” and focuses on love as the highest spiritual gift not always being welcomed by others. Scripture readings are from 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 and Luke 4:21-30 with Ernestine Baker as liturgist. The choir, under the direction of Cathleen Flynn, will present the anthem “To Love Our God” by Mark Hayes. Rehearsal begins at 8:30 a.m. and new singers are always welcome. Mary Jensen is the organist/pianist for this Sunday and hymns are “God of Love and God of Power,” “The Gift of Love,” and “My Life Is In You, Lord.” New members will be received into our congregation this Sunday. The trustees will also meet in the sanctuary following the service.

On Monday, Webelos will meet at the church at 6 p.m. The prayer and Bible study group will convene on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the library. Beginning yoga continues at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, with instructor Trudy Newton.

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 “We are a caring family making disciples for Jesus Christ.”