News From Terre Haute, Indiana


February 9, 2013

CHURCH BRIEFS: Feb. 9, 2013

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Tribune-Star’s Church Briefs submission process has changed.

We will no longer accept submissions by fax, postal service or hand delivery. Only e-mailed reports to community@ will be published.

Submissions may be approximately 500 words. (Please use computer word count function to measure.) There is no required minimum length.

Editing and proofreading will be limited to typesetting and headlines. Correction of spelling and other errors are the responsibility of the person submitting the report. Please do not use all capital letters.

Briefs must be received eight days before Saturday publication. Please include a contact name and phone number. If announcing an event, list time, date, address and cost; notices will be published the Saturday prior to the event.

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.

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

Ash Wednesday services are 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. Soup and Study series for Lent begins 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.

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

Oregon Baptist

Oregon Baptist Church is an American Baptist Church, 11200 S. Carlisle St., Terre Haute, 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.

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. Wednesdays. There also is 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 second thru fifth graders are “Traveling Route 66” (66 books of the Bible).

 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.

Our south campus, at 3050 E. Davis Drive, offers Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 and 10:45. with Sunday school classes beginning 10. Our north campus, at 1075 N. Fruitridge Ave., offers Sunday school at 9 with the worship service following at 10.

We invite you to try one of our small groups or various Bible studies available throughout the week. Music and arts opportunities 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 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 sixth through seniors, meets Sundays at 9:50 to 10:40 a.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and also 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.

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

North campus activities:

The noodle club meets Monday 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 at 10 a.m. to help spread Christ’s message to our shut-ins and newcomers.

For more information, you can call our south campus at 812-232-4808 or north campus 812-232-2478 or visit our website at

Christ United Methodist

Join Christ United Methodist Church, 221 S. Sixth St., West Terre Haute, for a prophesy conference with Pastor Timothy Johnson, Feb. 10-13. The Conference will start on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 9:30 a.m., “Are We in the Last Days?” The Sunday evening service at 6 p.m., “The Rapture”; Monday at 6 p.m., “The Great Middle East War” and the situation between Iran and Israel; Tuesday 6 p.m., “The Anti-Christ”; and will end Wednesday, Feb. 13, 6 p.m. with “From Anti-Christ to Jesus Christ.” Tim Johnson pastors at Countryside Baptist Church in Northern Parke County. A carry in lunch will take place after the Sunday morning service and refreshments will follow each evening service. Questions, call the church at 812-533-3224.

Rio Grande Baptist

Join us for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. We sing traditional hymns as well as contemporary praise and worship songs. Pastor Larimer shares a children’s message with all the kids. Afterwards, all children and youth are invited to attend classes for educational instruction.

Youth group meets at 6:30 p.m. each Sunday. All youth are welcome to attend. Wednesday at 7 p.m. we meet for prayer. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Rio Grande Baptist Church is located at corner of Erickson and Rio Grande at 4411 E. Rio Grande, Terre Haute, IN 47805.

Please visit our website at or email at terrehauteRGBC@

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 Jesus Christ through the ordinance of the sacrament, music and messages prepared by fellow congregants. Following each sacrament meeting, attend a Sunday school class. There are classes for every age group. Following the 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. Tuesdays 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.

For more information about contact our full-time missionaries at 812-219-8578 or 812-219-8933 and visit

Please join us for these upcoming events: Thursday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. An inspirational meeting of fellowship and fun for women of all ages. Saturday, March 16 at 10 a.m.: Dry-Pack Canning and Emergency Preparedness open house. Come and learn how to preserve dry-goods for up to 30 years. For more information, visit our Facebook page, “Wabash Valley Community Dry-Packing.”

Peniel United Methodist Church

The church is at Kennedy Crosssing Rd., Brazil.

Ash Wednesday service will be at Peniel 7 p.m., Wednesday. Feb. 16 at 8 a.m., Men’s Lenten Breakfast will be at Peniel. We are so blessed to have little ones attending services.

Our Scripture for this Sunday is from St. Luke 5:1-11. Pastor Pippin’s message is titled “Who Will Know You’ve Been Here?”

Don’t forget those box tops and food for Brazil Food Pantry.

Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m., followed by church services at 10:45.

For more information, feel free to contact Pastor Pippin at 812-443-8489.

Church of Christ at Terre Haute

Are you looking for the church you read about in the Bible? We invite you to come be with us for Bible study and worship. We assemble in the meeting room of the Holiday Inn Express and Suites,2633 S. Indiana 46, Terre Haute. We meet Sundays at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Bring your Bible and search thescriptures to see if the things said and done are so.

Riley Bible Church

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. For directions or more information call us at 812-230-6053, go to our website at or check us out on Facebook.

First Unitarian Universalist

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1875 Fruitridge, Ave. Our regular service is each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, the Rev. Jennie Barrington will present “Worshipping Together With Questioning Minds.” Also Sunday, 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: “What’s the Significance of the Growing Number of ‘NONES’?”

Children’s religious education begins 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 provide childcare for young children. We can be reached at 812-232-1193 or visit

Unity Presbyterian Church

Worship service at 1207 E. Springhill Drive is 10:30 a.m. This Sunday is Transfiguration of the Lord. Our Pastor is Linda Peters. Her sermon, “God’s Transformers,” is based on Psalm 99 and Luke 9:28-36. Sunday school class following a moment with the children. Child care is available during worship. Join us for coffee and fellowship following the service.

Ash Wednesday Service (Feb. 13) will be a Joint Worship with Central Presbyterian Church here at Unity 7 p.m.

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

We also have an outdoor sanctuary you may visit for quiet reflection at any time. Church office 812-299-2206, our website:

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

 Annunciation, Brazil

Father John Hollowell and the 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. Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. a Latin mass will be celebrated. Ash Wednesday masses will be at 6:30 am and 5:30 p.m. Sunday Feb. 10 will begin our Lenten kick off talks with Fr. Jonathan Meyer. Fr. Meyer is a highly sought after preacher and speaker. He will speak at 6 p.m. each night, Feb. 10, 11 and 12. Each night a different topic will focus on deepening our faith. We will have some great food as well. For information 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 a.m. and 11 a.m. Daily mass is celebrated each weekday at 12:05 p.m. Ash Wednesday masses will be 12:05 and 5:30 p.m. Stations of the cross will be at 7 p.m. Fridays during Lent. 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. Sunday mornings. High school religious education and confirmation classes are Sunday evening 5 to 6:45 p.m. 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, St. Benedict at 10:15 a.m. Knights of Columbus Lenten fish fry will be Feb. 22 at St. Benedict Hellmann Hall from 4 to 7 p.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 at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weekday mass is celebrated at 5:15 p.m. Ash Wednesday masses will be at 5:15 and 7 p.m. Stations of the cross will be at 1:30 and 7 p.m. the Fridays of Lent. Lenten fish fry will be held on Friday, Feb. 15 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at St. Joseph parish center. 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 contact Elizabeth Davis at High school religious education and confirmation classes are 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 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 - March 2, Tallahatchie County, MS and ISU Spring Break Trip will be March 10-16, Macon, Ga. For more visit

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. Ash Wednesday mass will be celebrated at noon. On Fridays of Lent we will have stations of the cross at 6 p.m. followed by a soup and bread supper with reflections on the Psalms by Father Rick Ginther. We are at 2405 S. Seventh St. For more information call 812-232-3512.

Religious education for grades pre-k through eighth grade is Sunday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at dwen High school religious education and confirmation classes Sunday 5 to 6:45 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information at Adult faith formation continues with 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 an informational meeting on 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. Ash Wednesday mass will be celebrated at 6 p.m. Religious education classes are Sunday mornings for grades pre-d through high school. For information about our parish programs call the office at 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 also are welcome to join us for weekday mass Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 8:15. On Ash Wednesday, in addition to 8:15 a.m. mass, there will be 6 p.m. mass. Stations of the cross will be Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. during Lent. For information call the parish office 812-232-8518.

Sunday morning religious education classes for grades pre-k through eighth grade meet from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in Moran Center. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at donna.wenstrup@saint High school faith formation classes are in the Moran Center on Sunday evenings from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee at jummp.youthminis 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 9 a.m. mass in room A of Family Life Center.

Have you or someone you love ever thought about becoming Catholic? If so, Sacred Heart, St. Benedict, St. Margaret Mary and St. Patrick Parishes invite you to a time of inquiry. The gatherings will offer you a time to question and explore many aspects of the Catholic faith while learning more about the basic teachings of the Catholic church. These informal sessions will help you determine if you will want to enter the more formal RCIA classes. The first session will begin Feb. 27 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish at 6:30 p.m. Babysitting is provided. For information contact Donna Wenstrup 232-8518.

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 a.m. Ash Wednesday mass will be celebrated at 10:45 a.m. We are located at 2322 N. 13th St. For more information call the office at 812-466-1231.

Religious education classes for grades pre-k through eighth meet Sunday from 9 to 10:15 a.m. High school religious education and confirmation classes are Sunday 5 to 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10 the youth will serve dinner at the Light House Mission from 4:45 to 6 p.m. For more information about youth ministry events please contact Janet Roth at Great Adventure Bible Study continues the first three Mondays of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. RCIA sessions will resume at Sacred Heart Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Deanery Pastoral Center

Sessions with Saints program will be offered on 3 consecutive Wednesdays of Lent at Deanery Center, 1801 Poplar St. from 10 to 11:45 a.m. Sessions including prayer, DVD, and reflection are facilitated by Sr. Mary Montgomery. Programs are as follows: Feb. 27, “Who Cares About the Saints?” by James Martin, SJ; Mar. 6, “Therese” of Lisieux; and Mar. 13, “St. Patrick.” Register at 812-232-8400 or

John Paul II Catholic High Vera Bradley Bingo — March 7 at Moran Family Life Center at St. Patrick School, 19th and Poplar streets. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Games begin at 6 p.m. Food and drink available for purchase. Ticket price is $20 for 20 games (must be 18 to play). Door prizes awarded (you do not need to be present to win a door prize). Free childcare will be provided. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling the school at 812-235-9108, by calling Susan Seitz at 812-243-4241, or by emailing Susan at

Mark your calendars for Sarah Bauer Concert, March 10, at Hippodrome, Eighth and Ohio streets. Time: 5 to 6:45 p.m. Sponsored by TH Deanery Pastoral Center, “Acquire the Fire” vocations committee and youth ministry.

Reformed Presbyterian

The Terre Haute Church, a new congregation committed to the word of God 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 “Cultivating a Gospel-Driven Life.” 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. A nursery for children three and younger is available.

Centenary United Methodist

The congregation of Centenary, 301 N. Seventh St., welcomes you to worship with us, Sunday, at 9:30 a.m. In a pulpit exchange, the Rev. David Rockhill, Maple Avenue U. M. Church will provide the message, “The Most Important Thing (Love is the greatest gift)” (1 Corinthians 13:1-13). Come and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and the chancel choir, directed by Erich Kendall, sing.

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 friendship class (adult Bible study), Brian Royer will teach and lead the discussion on “Full Life in Christ” (Colossians 3:5-17). At the same time, in Cross and Flame Room, Lamplighters discussion group has begun a new study focused on “Guerrilla Lovers” (Revolutionary Compassion).

A new adult class for parents of young children meets in Thirza Bunce Room from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. The class is led by Leah Allman and Michel Starkey. They are reading and discussing the book, “Sticky Faith” by Kara E. Powell.

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 Good Samaritan” (Luke 10: 25-37).

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. Feb. 10, the Youth group will study and discuss “The King Who Had It All.” 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.

The “Crossroads” Methodist Church Cluster is holding two joint Ash Wednesday worship services. The first service will be noon at Memorial U.M. Church and the second one at 7 p.m. at Seelyville U.M. Church.

The Church’s Seventh Street entrance is handicapped accessible, and ample parking is behind the church. Consider participating in “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 Sunday 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.

Memorial United Methodist

Memorial United Methodist Church, 2701 Poplar St., invites you to worship with us each Sunday. Parking is available behind the church on Oak Street.

Please join us Sunday Feb. 10, 2013, for one of the following services. We will have our Crossroads Cluster Pulpit Exchange. The sermon will be given by the Rev. Jimmy Moore, Centenary UMC and is titled “Packing for the Lenten Journey: Finding a Place for Transfiguration.” Learning the faith skill of “reverie” as a way of preparing for Lent (seeing the divine moving in the everyday and the complicated). Scripture: Exodus 34:29-35.

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. 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.

Plan to join UMM as they host “Fat Tuesday” All You Can Eat Pancake Supper on Feb. 12 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Proceeds will go to the UMM Scholarship Fund.

Please join us Feb. 13, 2013 at noon for our Ash Wednesday Service. A prayer vigil will be taking place in the Chapel from 7 a.m. to noon.

The Sewing Stitches will meet Feb. 11, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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 Feb. 14, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m.

For more information call 812-234-0776, fax 812-235-3574 or visit

Central Presbyterian

Central Presbyterian Church, 125 N. Seventh St., will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Lant Davis’s sermon, “Coming Down the Mountain,” will be based on Exodus 34:29-35, which tells how Moses’ face shone after he was in God’s presence. Training for newly elected, unordained church officers continues with lunch at noon Sunday. Sunday school for all ages begins 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. The season of Lent begins this week with Ash Wednesday, which we observe jointly with our sister congregation, Unity Presbyterian Church. The Ash Wednesday service will be at 7 p.m. at Unity; the Rev. Linda Peters will be preaching. For more details, call 812-232-5049 or visit us online:

Christ United Methodist

The community is invited to join Christ United Methodist Church at 221 S. Sixth St., West Terre Haute for a Prophesy Conference with Pastor Timothy Johnson, Feb. 10-13, 2013. The Conference will start on Sunday at 9:30 a.m., “Are We in the Last Days?” The Sunday service at 6 p.m., “The Rapture”; Monday at 6 p.m., “The Great Middle East War” and the situation between Iran and Israel; Tuesday 6 p.m., “The Anti-Christ”; and will end on Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. with “From Anti-Christ to Jesus Christ.” Tim Johnson pastors at Countryside Baptist Church in Northern Parke County. A carry in lunch will take place after the Sunday morning service and refreshments will follow each evening service. Join us for one or all of the services. Questions, please call the church at 812-533-3224.

Hulman Street Wesleyan

The staff and congregation of Hulman Street Wesleyan Church, at 20th and Hulman streets invite you to join us for worship on Sunday. Pastor Dan Willis will be bringing the message. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Evening Worship Services begin at 6 in the sanctuary. The youth also meet at 6 for an evening activity in the Gym that is next door to the church in the Family Life Center.

Wednesday Evenings are packed with excitement. 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 Family Life Center, Dr. Dan Willis continues his Bible study with the young adults. Youth: The youth, ages 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 on Wednesday for the children free of charge, from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. weekly.

New Bible Study with Pastor Dan Willis on the Book of Revelation began Thursday.

There will be a Valentine’s dinner dance beginning at 6 p m. on Saturday Feb. 9.

The toddler-age children meet in the busy babies class in the 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 pickup call the church office at 243-2718.

Central Christian Church - Disciples of Christ

Our Sunday worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m. We will celebrate the transfiguration of Jesus. A special time with the Rev. Zelensky will be held for the young church. 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 with the Rev. Zelensky. This group meets at the church.

Our youth group and Christian kids club will meet Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. Christian kids club will have lunch and a movie at the church. Pastor’s Class will meet Sunday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the church.

We continue our month long focus on the mission and ministries of Week of Compassion. The Christian kids club is collecting used greeting cards for the St. Jude’s Ranch for Children.

We will begin the season of Lent with our Ash Wednesday service at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

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

St. Mark United Church of Christ

Worship with God’s family at St. Mark United Church of Christ, 475 S. Fruitridge Ave. on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. This Sunday Rev. Teresa Higus will be preaching a sermon called “Out to Deep Water” based on Luke 5:1-11. Following worship, at approximately 10:45 Sunday School for all ages is offered. At 11:30 the Board of Christian Education will be sponsoring Souper Bowl Sunday. For a small price you may enjoy a soup lunch, with proceeds going to help the area hungry.

On Wednesday, you are invited to join us for our Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m. Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion will be offered at this service.

Shelburn First Baptist

You are invited to the Shelburn First Baptist Church at 10 a.m. on Sunday for our worship service. Our theme will be: “Churches of the Revelation: Laodicea, 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 & Sr. High Youth are at 6. Our Youth are led by Dusty and Samantha Tryon. Our community kitchen dinner is at 5:30 p.m. 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, or

Church of Christ at Terre Haute

We are pleased to tell you about a new Internet Broadcast called, “What Saith the Scripture?” The Lord made His appeal to the Scriptures. He asked the priests and elders, “Did ye never read in the scriptures … ?” (Mt. 21:42). New Testament preachers appealed to the Scriptures. Philip “opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus” (Acts 8:35). Paul asked, “… what saith the scripture?” (Rom. 4:3; Gal. 4:30). We make our appeal to the Scriptures. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Tim. 3:16). View the program at

saiththescripture. If you have a question or Bible topic you would like us to discuss, email it to

We invite you to come visit with us Sundays at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. We assemble in the meeting room of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 2633 S. Indiana 46, Terre Haute, IN 47803 (Exit 11, I-70 & SR 46). We are available for personal Bible study. If you would like to get together contact John Edwards by phone at 812-320-4450 or at

Rosedale Baptist

Rosedale Baptist Church, at Depot and Middle streets, will have Sunday worship service at 9:30 a.m., Sunday school at 10:30, and Sunday evening service at 7 p.m. Wednesday night prayer and Bible study will be at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, there will be a spaghetti dinner at 5:30 p.m. Then at 7 p.m., the Open Heart Quartet will perform. 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.

First Baptist Church

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. This Sunday Pastor Bernie Jackson’s sermon will be “What Is Most Important,” with scripture text from 1 Corinthians 15:1-1. The sanctuary choir anthem will be “You Are Mine” arranged by Mark Hayes. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. and we provide classes for all ages, including nine adult options. 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.

Our annual winter learning series will begin on Sunday at 6 p.m. and continue through March 10. There are two learning options: (1) study of Galatians, led by Pastor Bernie Jackson and (2) DVD series centered around Max Lucado’s book, “Grace,” led by Pastor Steve Newman. The youth group, for middle and high school students, meets at 5:45 p.m. and children’s choir rehearsal for elementary age children is at 6 p.m.

First Baptist Church is affiliated with The American Baptist Churches and is at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Visit

Maple Avenue United Methodist

Maple Avenue United Methodist Church welcomes all to worship with us this Sunday at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Guest preacher, the Rev. Jack Diel will deliver Sunday’s message. Jack comes to Maple Avenue UMC this week as part of the crossroads cluster pulpit exchange. Jack is the pastor at Seelyville United Methodist Church. 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. We offer free transportation to and from the 10:30 a.m. worship service. If you would like a ride call the church office before noon on Fridays during the week. You may call the church at 812-232-7263.

Maple Avenue offers many programs for adults and children. 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 at www.

United Methodist Temple

United Methodist Temple meets to worship God at 5301 U.S. 41 South. We meet for worship every Sunday at 8:45 a.m. for traditional and liturgical worship, and 11 a.m. for blended praise worship. Every Sunday at 10 a.m. we have Bible study classes for all ages. We have a nursery. Check out our Welcome Cafe.

This Sunday our theme for worship is “Listen to Him.” Utilizing the texts 2 Corinthians 3:17-4:2 and Luke 9:28-36, Pastor Steve Cain will bring a message about the transfiguration and what God intended through this experience. Jesus is placed above the law and the prophets. From Jesus’ life and teaching, we can find affirmations for faith and life as Christians, as those who allow the life of Christ to be their goal and guide, in true impartation of life, and not imitation of Christ. The chancel choir will be singing. Come and hear Douglas Sperry’s piano worship. Also, we have a growing praise band in our second service.  


Sunday school classes for all ages, 10 a.m. Welcome Cafe, 11 a.m. blended praise worship, 6:30 p.m. youth group. Special brunch 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The new discoveries class will be hosting this brunch which will range from breakfast food to desserts, for a free will offering.

Monday: 10:30 a.m. Christian yoga, 12 to 2:15 p.m. celebrate recovery. Tuesday: 6 p.m. Zumba, 7 p.m. Bible study of Psalms. Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6 p.m. Zumba in Fellowship Hall. Wednesday: 10 a.m. Daniel—a Beth Moore study for women, 6 p.m. weight watchers, 7 p.m. Ash Wednesday Service. Thursday: 10 a.m. piecemakers, 6 p.m. Zumba, 6 p.m. bell practice, 7:15 p.m. chancel choir practice. Friday: 10:30 a.m. Christian yoga.

Saturday: 8 a.m. United Methodist Temple will host the Vigo County United Methodist Men’s Lenten breakfast. Come for a great breakfast and hear an inspiring talk about Lenten lessons for life. Starting on Sunday Feb. 17, a simple meal will be offered at 5:30 p.m., followed by four study groups: 1. Gospel of John 2. Couple care 3. Sowing tears, reaping joy: “The Bible and Brahm’s Requiem,” by Carol M. Bechtel. 4. Youth servanthood. In addition to invaluable service in helping with the suppers and cleanup, our youth (sixth grade through high school) will prepare for the Good Friday service during this time.

Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. We can be reached at 812-299-1898. Steve Cain, our senior pastor, can be reached by email at revs Our website is

First Congregational

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio St., invites you to join us this Sunday, Feb. 10, as we complete our sermon series on prayer with the sermon “Wow!” If “help” is our prayer of desperation and “thanks” is our prayer of relief and gratitude, “Wow” is the prayer of praise and wonder. “Wow” is the prayer we pray when we don’t even know we’re praying and knowing that we are reduced to a point where words simply don’t rise to the occasion. “Wow” is a prayer of gratitude for what God has created. It is a celebration of beauty and life and the magnitude of all that surrounds us. Join us as we think about the prayers we pray, each and every day.

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

We invite the community to join us on Wednesday, Feb. 13 as we begin our Lenten Journey, “Opening Doors” with our Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m. This brief, but meaningful service brings us into the season of Lent and marks our preparation for the Easter season.

First Congregational Church is a member of the National and Midwest Associations of Congregational Christian Churches, founded on the principles of “Faith, Freedom & Fellowship.”

For more information, check us out at or listen to our music and sermons at

Seelyville UMC

Pastor Jack Diel and the Seelyville UMC Family invite you to worship on February 10 at 9:30 a.m. for Transfiguration Sunday & Boy Scout Sunday. Nursery care will be provided by Nancy Fletcher & Jo Phillips, and a time of fellowship and refreshment will begin at 10:45 a.m. with the Elseys and Jones as hosts. Kid’s Hour continues from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster with helper Jane Smith. Children from ages 5-12 are encouraged to attend. Sunday School for all ages is held from 10:45-11:45 a.m.

This Sunday is our Cluster Pulpit Exchange and we welcome Rev. Scott Johnson to our church while Rev. Jack Diel delivers the message at Maple Avenue Methodist Church. Also Boy Scouts will serve as greeters, acolytes and ushers as we celebrate Boy Scout Sunday together. The sermon for February 10 by Rev. Johnson is titled “Shine On!” with scripture readings from Exodus 34:29-36 and Luke 9:28-36. Patty Wiley will be our Liturgist and the choir, under the direction of Cathleen Flynn, will present the anthem “We Are Singing, for the Lord Is Our Light” arranged by Hal Hopson Rehearsal begins at 8:30 a.m. and new singers are always welcome. Mary Jensen is the organist for this Sunday and hymns are “Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies,” “Holy Ground” and “Be Thou My Vision.”

Also on Sunday, the Scrapbooking Group will celebrate 10 years of monthly activity and biannual weekend scrapbooking events and will meet at 1 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. New members are always encouraged to attend. On Monday, Webelos 2 will meet at the church at 6 p.m. Tuesday will find the Prayer & Bible Study Group in the Library at 10 a.m., followed by Webelos 1 & Wolves at 6 p.m. and Tigers & Bears at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Book Banter Buffet will meet on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. with hostess Helen Sharpe at Sycamore Manor. Lunch will be served and the group will discuss Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, the 2013 “All Vigo Read” selection.

Ash Wednesday on February 13 will offer two cluster services: Noon at Memorial UMC with planning by Reverends David Rockhill, Chiyona Bourne and Scott Johnson; and 7 p.m. at Seelyville UMC with Reverends Jimmy Moore, Joni Clark and Jack Diel. We embrace the expanded opportunities for ministry together that the Crossroads Cluster provides.

Financial Peace University’s Spring Session continues on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The new spring version is 9 weeks long and is led by Steve & Patty Jones. Class will not be held on Holy Thursday. On Friday, February 15, Troop 200 will hold a scouting “Electronic Camp Out” in Fellowship Hall at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, February 16 will find the Trustees holding a Workday beginning at 8:30 a.m. Also on Saturday, the quarterly Rose-Hulman Student Dinner will take place at 5 p.m. as we welcome all local university students for dinner, homemade desserts, puzzles and games. This is always an exciting event when our congregation welcomes over 100 students!

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

Allen Chapel AME

The congregation of Allen Chapel AME Church will hold a Catfish Fry on Saturday, February 16, from noon to 5 p.m., at the Chapel, Third and Crawford streets.

The menu is two pieces of catfish, choice of two sides from cole slaw, sweet potatoes, and spaghetti. $10 sandwiches are offered at $5.50, and desserts of cakes, brownies, and peach cobbler at various prices. Drink and desserts are extra. Patrons can dine in or carry out their dinners. Carry-out orders can be called in ahead at 812-235-5780.

Proceeds from the dinner will be used for the daily upkeep of the Chapel. The Pastor is Rev. Tonya Burris-Mallory, who will be in attendance. Anyone wishing to view the historic Chapel or hear of its history will be welcomed and accommodated.

For more information, call 812-466-6361.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Latest News Poll
AP Video
Joy Fills Streets of Cleveland As LeBron Returns Raw: Rebel Leader Weds in Eastern Ukraine Raw: Israel, Gaza Exchange Rocket Fire Texas Shooting Suspect Collapses in Court Police: Prostitute Linked to 2nd Death Ana Ortiz on 'Devious Maids' Finale Arizona Mom of Missing Baby Released From Prison WH: LeBron's Move a 'Powerful Statement' Proposed Bill to Regulate NY Costumed Characters Raw: Australia Hosts Annual Beer Can Regatta Death Toll Tops 100 As Israel Offense Continues Diaz and Segel Strip Off for 'Sex Tape' Raw: Protesters, Israeli Security Forces Clash Man Flees Police in World Cup Scalping Scheme More Immigrants Detained Along Rio Grande Chimp-attack Victim Lobbies Congress Argentina to Face Germany in World Cup Final Robot Writes Jewish Torah Scroll Downside of Low Mortgage Rates? Less Selling Children Face Deportation Without Attorneys
NDN Video
Cleveland welcomes home LeBron Houston Killer Collapses in Court When Read Capital Murder Charges for Allegedly Killing Family of Six Worst Valet Ever Wrecks $500K Lamborghini Glee Star Becca Tobin's Boyfriend Matt Bendik Found Dead in Hotel Aerial fish restocking in Utah ScarJo Channels Marilyn Monroe Obama Responds to Hecklers on Immigration Tiny Hamsters Who Ate Burritos are Back for a Tiny Hedgehog's Party Watch Kelly Ripa Get Soaked! 'Referee' Hands Out Yellow Cards for Social Faux Pas in NYC 2014 Emmy Nominees: 8 Snub Shockers Emma Watson Is Va-Va-Voom in Valentino 7 Infamous Sports Blowouts Argentina tops Holland in World Cup semifinals News flush: Japanese toilet exhibition making a splash Emmy Nominations: What to Watch For 'Game of Thrones' Leads 66th Emmy Awards Nominations Photographic 'Proof' That LeBron Is Leaving Miami - @TheBuzzeronFOX Elephant Pool Party at The Oregon Zoo Must-See! Berry and Fallon Form Human Hamster Wheel

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
  • -


    March 12, 2010