News From Terre Haute, Indiana


May 11, 2013

CHURCH BRIEFS: May 11, 2013

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New Life Fellowship

Sunday school and morning worship at 10 a.m. and evening worship at 6 p.m. On Wednesday evening we have an array of activities to fit the needs of all ages at 6:30 p.m. Kidz Church worship in our interactive and dynamic Live Worship Center, while the adult Bible study meets in the Fellowship Hall. Elevate youth (ages 12 through high school) meet at 6:30 at the North Campus. Home Fellowship Groups meet in homes throughout the area, call 812-877-9348 to find a group near you. Elevate college and career (ages 19 to 25) meet Thursday 7 p.m. at north campus. The church is at 7849 Wabash Ave. (East Glenn),

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 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 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. On 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 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

Join us for this upcoming event: June 14 – Mormon Tabernacle Choir in concert at 7:30 p.m. at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. For ticket information, contact our full-time missionaries at 812-219-8578 or 812-219-8933.

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 Matt presents a children’s message after which children and youth are invited to attend classes according to age. Youth group meets at 6:30 p.m. Sunday evenings.

On Wednesday at 7 p.m. we meet for prayer. Our VBS will be held June 3 through June 5 starting at 5:30 p.m. for ages Pre-K through fifth grade. You may pre-register at our website For more information email

Eighth Avenue Baptist Church

On May 18 beginning at 8 a.m., there will be a church yard sale and bake sale.

On May 26 in our 10 a.m. services, our pastor Dick Smith will present his remembrance message in honor of all our loved ones who have passed on.

On May 27 our church offices will be closed.

The weekend of May 31 to June 2, will be our annual “Spring Renewal.” Our schedule for these services will be as follows:

 On May 31 at 6:30 p.m., we will have as our guest speaker, Dr. Gene Crume, president of Judson University. A fellowship hour will follow in our Church Fellowship Hall. On June 1, our revival speaker will be Warren Purcell, a retired minister with over 30 years of service in the Work of The Lord; he retired after serving a pastorate of 20 years at Galveston First Baptist in Galveston.

 On June 2 in our 10 a.m. morning services, pastor Purcell will once again fill the pulpit.

Immediately following our worship services, at 11:30 a.m. there will be an all church dinner served with plenty of fellowship and good food..

To conclude our revival series, pastor Purcell will deliver his final message to us in our 6 p.m. services.

Maple Avenue United Methodist Church

Today, the Maple Avenue UMC theatre program welcomes you to join us for the annual Spring Broadway Cabaret under the direction of Dan Rodriguez. Tickets for $10 a person are available at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7. Songs from “West Side Story,” “Les Miserables,” “Miss Saigon,” “Phantom of the Opera” and much more. Join us for this fun evening of Broadways classic and current hits.

Maple Avenue United Methodist Church welcomes all to worship with us this Sunday at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Pastor David Rockhill invites all to hear his message titled “People Or Money” which will include scriptures Acts 16:16-34. This week our theme will focus on the how we should love people and use money; instead we love money and use people. Sunday School classes for babies to seniors meets in at 9:30 a.m. During the 10:30 a.m. service the chancel choir will sing an anthem and the children’s sermon will be given. Children are welcome to attend junior church in the Christian Education Center or stay in the ongoing worship service.

We offer free transportation to and from the 10:30 a.m. worship service. If you would like a ride to church, call the church office before noon on Fridays during the week. We will be happy to pick you up and bring you to church. You may call the church at 812-232-7263. We hope you will join us for this inspirational worship service.

Maple Avenue offers many programs for adults and children alike. Programs available to all include: GED classes, adult basic education classes, after school tutoring (grades 1-5), after school open gym, (grades 1-5), daycare, preschool. music programs include: the chancel choir, summer dinner theatre productions, spring cabaret, Christmas and Easter cantatas with orchestra and children’s choir. Missions and service opportunities include: Prayer Chain, Operation Classroom, Penny Drive for Lebanon Children’s Home, United Campus Ministries, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, Habitat for Humanity, and 14th and Chestnut Community Center. There is something for everyone at Maple Avenue UMC and we hope you will join us for an inspirational worship service. For more information, check us out on the web at

Hulman Street Wesleyan Church

The staff and congregation of Hulman Street Wesleyan Church, located on the corner of 20th and Hulman streets in Terre Haute invite you to join us for worship on Sunday morning. Pastor Dan Willis will be bringing the Message. Sunday School begins 9:15 for all ages: morning worship begins 10:30 a.m.

Sunday evening worship services begin at 6 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The youth also meet at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of the month for activity in the gymnasium that is located next door to the church in the Family Life Center.

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

Adults: In the church sanctuary — Dr. Bill Coker we are studying the book of Mark.

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

Sunday evening service begins 6 p.m.

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 continues to meet Thursday at 7. All are welcome. This will be a great study as Pastor Willis has lots of experience teaching this book of the Bible and so many things are changing in our world today. Come and join.

Hulman Street had a great turn out for our own chili cook off: we had 10 entrants for tasting. Becky Busey has the winning chili, this is in preparation to the Altursa Chili cook off this fall, Becky’s chili will be our recipe for our booth, Be sure to join us at the Big Cook Off benefiting Altrusa. This fall, Hulman Street Wesleyan will be the host of the Emmaus gathering May 17. Dinner begins at 6:30 pm. Child care is available

The toddler-age children meet in the busy babies class in Family Life Center. All services are finished by 8:15 p.m.

Bus services are available to all f the worship services, contact the church office to arrange pick up call the church office at 812-243-2718.

Riley Bible Church

The entire Riley Bible family invites you to join us at our church for this Sunday. Our main service is at 11 a.m. We are located two doors down from the Dollar General in 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 am. Wednesday night prayer and Bible study starts at 7 p.m.

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.

Centenary United  Methodist Church

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. For youth Sunday, the youth of Central Presbyterian and Centenary U. M. Church will be presenting the service.

Worship 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 discussion on “Equipped with Hope” (Peter 1: 4-14). At the same time, in the Cross and Flame Room, the Lamplighters discussion group continues their study on “Guerrilla Lovers” (Revolutionary Compassion).

An adult class for parents with young children, The Parent Trap, meets in the 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 8-12) taught by Gail Hayes and Nancy Rogers. The theme, this Sunday, is “Peter and Cornelius.”

The 7th Cents youth group, a combined Central Presbyterian Church and Centenary U. M. Church group of students from middle school and high school classes, meets on Sundays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Interested students are welcome to become a member of this group. On Sunday, the group will showcase the year’s activities and the talents of Centenary’s and Central Presbyterian”s young Christians.

On Thursday at 6:30 p.m., the Family Ministries Task Force is inviting families with children to attend the ISU baseball game. ISU will play Bradley. Purchase tickets at the ISU ticket office. Wear blue.

A “Churchwide Picnic” is scheduled for May 19 at 12:30 p.m. in Deming Park, and food/refreshments will be served in the Allsop Shelter (by the payground). Plan to join us. Bring a dish to share and your own table service.

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 12 noon.

If you are interested in any of the activities listed above or in our very active women’s ministries, contact the church office at 812-232-2319.

Oregon Baptist Church

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. Oregon is a church where you can quickly join in as we seek to 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 6 p.m. Adult Bible study at 7 p.m. 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 second through fifth graders are “Traveling Route 66” (66 books of the Bible). join us as we learn more about God’s word, play games and have a snack.

Unity Presbyterian Church

Worship service at 1207 E. Springhill Drive is 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. Happy Mother’s Day. The first Sunday of each month we Celebrate the lord’s supper. Our pastor Linda Peters and the congregation invite you to hear this weeks sermon, “ Mother of Faith” based on Jeremiah 35:15 and 2 Timothy 1:1-14.

Adult Bible study: 9:30 am, Sunday school class follows a moment with the children. Child care is available throughout the morning. Join us for fellowship following the service.

Unity Presbyterian Church is a small church with a huge heart. Our youth group meets once a month on second Wednesday 6 to 8 p.m. Unity supports local, national and international missions. Join us for potluck and praise each Thursday 6 p.m.

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 May, Unity will pray for Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary, Atlanta. We pray this week for Union Bethel Presbyterian Church, Patoka. Blessings to all who volunteer, staff members, bus drivers, administrators and students at Meadows Elementary School.

We also have an outdoor sanctuary you may visit for quiet reflection at any time. All are welcome.

Church office 812-299-2206, blog unitypresbyterianchurch, email

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 am. 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 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. Mass is celebrated each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 12:05 p.m. For more information about our parish services or programs call the office at 812-232-8421.

A free pancake and sausage breakfast for the poor and homeless will be served on the last Saturday of the month from 9 to 11 a.m. in St. Benedict’s soup kitchen. Hosts are the Secular Franciscans of Terre Haute and Friends. Next date is May 25.

Vacation Bible school is around the corner. Vacation Bible school will be June 24-28 from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Patrick School. VBS is for children age 4 to fifth grade. Our theme this year is “Travel through Time with the Saints.” For more information or to register, call the office at 812-232-8421.

Our high school seniors will be recognized at the 11 a.m. Mass on May 19. We congratulate them on a job well done and keep them in our prayers as they plan for the future. For more information about our high school youth ministry events contact Janet Roth at

On Thursday, come join St. Benedict Seniors for a Saint Mother Theodore Experience at St. Mary-of-the-Woods: 11:30 a.m. Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, noon dinner with the Sisters of Providence, 12:45 p.m. Mother Theodore Shrine, log cabin, museum, gift shop. Call the parish office for more information at 812-232-8421.

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 at 9 and 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weekday Mass is celebrated at 5:15 p.m. Join us every Thursday for eucharistic adoration from 6 to 8 p.m. join in praying the Rosary every Sunday in May at 11 a.m. (between the Masses.) Come and pray the divine mercy chaplet every other Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the church. We will pray the chaplet on May 21 and every other Tuesday after that. For more information about our services or programs, call the parish office at 812-232-7011.

Vacation Bible School will be Monday, June 24-28 from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Patrick School. VBS is for children age 4 to fifth grade. Our theme this year is “Travel through Time with the Saints.” For more information or to register for VBS contact Elizabeth Davis at

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 Spanish Mass each Sunday at 2 p.m. check the weekly bulletin for weekday mass times. Our bulletin is available at We are located at 2405 S. Seventh St. For more information about our parish or any of our programs, visit us on-line or call the parish office at 812-232-3512.

First holy eucharist will be celebrated at the 11 a.m. Mass this weekend. We welcome our second grade students, who have been preparing all year for this special day, to the lord’s table. It will be time for Vacation Bible school very soon. VBS will be June 24-28 from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Patrick School. VBS is for children age 4 fifth grade. Our theme this year is “Travel through Time with the Saints.” For more information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup 812-232-3512.

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 am. 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 which will begin in late August. For information contact Donna Wenstrup 812-232-3512.

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. Our Sunday morning religious education program has ended for the current school year, so now we are looking forward to Vacation Bible School. Our theme for Vacation Bible School this year is “Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God.” Sessions will be 6 to 9 p.m. June 17-21. For information or to register 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 are welcome to join us for weekday Mass Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. For information about any of our programs, call the parish office 812-232-8518.

It will be time for Vacation Bible School very soon. VBS will be June 24-28 from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Patrick School. VBS is for children age 4-grade 5. Our theme this year is “Travel through Time with the Saints.” For more information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup 812-232-8518.

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

Mark your calendars for youth ministry JUMMP rummage sale on May 25 at St. Patrick’s Family Life Center. Our sale will raise much needed funds for our parish youth annual mission trip to Nazareth Farm. We are looking to collect household items, children’s clothes, maternity clothes, furniture, working electronics, kitchenware, exercise equip.m.ent and anything else you are able to offer. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information our rummage sale and about high school religious education at

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. We are located at 2322 N. 13th St. For more information about our parish or programs call the office 812-466-1231.

The Knights of Columbus St. Mother Theodore Guerin Council 541 Monthly Rosary for the “Right to Life” and the “Right of Religious Freedoms” will be May 12 beginning at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church.

It will be time for Vacation Bible School very soon. VBS will be June 24-28 from 9 a.m. to noon at St. Patrick School. VBS is for children age 4 to fifth grade. Our theme this year is “Travel through Time with the Saints.” For more information or to register contact the parish office at 812-466-1231.

West Virginia Nazareth Farm trip will be June 23-29 this year. Come join other groups of teens from all over the country as you work, pray, laugh, and serve together. We go out in groups each day and help others. There’s plenty of time to hang out at the farm, do chores, and make some really great friends. For more information about our high school youth ministry events contact Janet Roth at

Our parish fundraiser, “Sunday with Sinatra” will be June 9 at noon. Outback Steak House will again be preparing the food and “Old Blue Eyes” will be coming back to entertain us. The cost is $30 per person and only 106 tickets will be sold, so be sure to get them early. Raffle tickets to be sold for $5 each. Raffle prizes are a $500 Visa gift card, an Android Jelly Bean Galaxy Tab 2, and a 30” flat screen TV. Some of the proceeds from last year’s Sunday with Sinatra went to paint the interior of the church. With your help we can continue to improve Sacred Heart and assist those in need. For more information or to purchase tickets contact the parish office at 812-466-1231.

Deanery Pastoral Center

You are invited to participate in one, two or three experiences in prayer offered at the Deanery Center Wednesdays, 10 to 11 a.m., May 22, 29 and June 5.

The prayer sessions are as follows: May 22 — ”Praying in Color” (Sr. Paul Bernadette Bounk, CSJ); May 29 — ”Lectio Divina” (Sr. Mary Montgomery, SP) and June 5 — ”Centering Prayer” (Sr. Paula Damiano, SP). There is no charge. register in advance by calling 812-232-8400. On May 18, 8 to 11 a.m. we are serving up a pancake breakfast inside, and washing your cars outside. Women from St. Margaret Mary, St. Patrick’s, St. Benedict’s, Sacred Heart and St. Joe’s will be helping in the kitchen, while five volunteers from the Kohl’s in Action Program will be helping outside to get your car sparkling clean. This event is taking place on a special day as well. Pope John Paul II was born on May 18, 1920. We will have birthday cake available.

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 which will begin in late August. Next session will be May 15, 6:30 p.m. at Deanery Pastoral Center, 1801 Poplar St. For information contact Donna Wenstrup 812-232-8518.

Peniel United Methodist Church, Kennedy Crossing Rd., Brazil

The co-workers/fidelis class meeting is May 16 at 6 p.m. Congratulations to Casey Archer, he is now licensed to be a minister.

The scripture for this Sunday is Luke 23:44-52

Pastor Pippi’s message is “The Ascension of our Lord.”

Don’t forget the Food Pantry needs and save those box tops and labels.

Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m., with church services at 10:45. Everyone welcome.

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

Memorial United Methodist

Memorial United Methodist Church, 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.

Join us Sunday for one of the following services. The Rev. Chiyona’s sermon will be “The Believing Home.” Scripture: John 17:20-26 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. 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.

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.

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, call our church office at 812-234-0776, fax 812-235-3574 or visit

Shelburn First Baptist

You are invited to Shelburn First Baptist Church for services tomorrow. Interim pastor, the Rev. Ron Riggs, will preach on “The Church: No Lone-Rangers Need Apply,” from 1 Corinthians 12. Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. with our Mother’s Day worship service at 10 a.m. Route 56 for children is at 10:40 a.m. Adult Bible study and all our children and youth activities continue at 6:30 p.m. The community kitchen dinner will be Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday activities include youth and adult Bible study at 6:30 p.m. Our church is an American Baptist congregation and we meet at U.S. 41 and Mill Street. We can be reached at 812-397-5595 and at

Central Presbyterian Church

Central Presbyterian Church, 125 N. Seventh St., will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Lant Davis’s sermon, “Christian Unity,” will be based on John 17:20-26, in which Jesus prays for his disciples. The service includes the sacrament of baptism. We will also be expressing our appreciation to the choir for their service during the year. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. On Tuesday at 1 p.m. the Celebrating Life group will gather for a program and refreshments. For details, call the church office 812-232-5049 or visit

Rosedale Baptist Church

Rosedale Baptist Church, Depot and Middle Street, Rosedale, 765-548-2857, Pastor: Randy McPike. Sunday worship service 9:30 a.m., Sunday school 10:30 am, 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 there will be music and a skit for the kids, followed by lunch and a lesson.

Central Christian Church — Disciples of Christ

Today our Koinonia Ministry hosts our annual Every Daughter Brunch for all women and girls of Central Christian Church and St. Mark United Church of Christ. You are welcome to invite a family member or friend or come alone. Special music will be provided by several of our talented church members.  Our Sunday worship service begins at 9:30 a.m. We will celebrate our 2013 high school and college graduates, honor our Christian educators and music ministers/choir, and dedicate our new hymnals. After worship we will gather for a fellowship time with donuts and drinks.

Sunday school for all ages will begin at 11 a.m. Our Cornerstone class is focusing on stories and themes from Hebrew scriptures. An adult Bible study is Monday mornings at the church. The study begins at 9 a.m. and is lead by the Rev. Zelensky. We continue to sell fair trade coffee, tea, cocoa and chocolate bars. The Disciples men group is selling handmade disciples necklaces and keychains. Vacation Bible school for children will be the evenings of June 9-13, 2013. Come join us in Athens as we learn about Paul’s dangerous journey to share the truth.

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 website is www.ccc

Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church

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

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 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 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 Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. X-treme tweenz is a group for all fifth graders that meets bi-monthly on Sundays from 4 to 6 p.m. through May.

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

Mark your calendar. Our missions team’s annual fundraising yard sale will be June 14-15. Kingdom Rock VBS will be June 23-27. Registration is currently underway and will end June 9.

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, call our 812-232-4808 or 812-232-2478, or visit www.mountpleasantfamily.


Trinity Lutheran Church

Come and join us at our 10 a.m. worship service with holy communion each Sunday morning at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2620 Ohio Blvd., Terre Haute. Sunday School for all ages is also offered each Sunday 9 to 9:45 am.

Coming up Monday, our outreach team and Terre Haute Community Blood Center will be hosting a blood drive from 3 to 7 p.m. in our Fellowship Hall. Anyone 16 years of age or older is invited.

Later in the month on May 19, we will be celebrating confirmation recognition Sunday during our worship service.

Also Sunday, May 26 the children in our congregation will be collecting Pennies for their Penny Power ministry during the service to help feed hungry children and others around the world through the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) World Hunger Organization. For more information, call 812-232-7628.

First Baptist

You are invited to join us for worship this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. We are currently involved in a six week churchwide study of Acts with the theme “Operation Antioch.” Our Sunday morning sermons during these weeks are taken from Acts and most of our adult Sunday school classes are also continuing the study during class time. This week Pastor Bernie Jackson’s sermon topic will be “A Life of Holy Boldness,” with scripture text from Acts 11:9-26. Music will be provided by the First Baptist orchestra, pre-school musicians and the sanctuary choir anthem will be an arrangement by Vicki Tucker Courtney of Thomas Dorsey’s classic gospel song “I’ll Tell It.” The children’s story this week will include a special recognition in honor of Mother’s Day. The First Link Hospitality Room is available before and after the service, providing a place for members and guests to enjoy conversation, freshly brewed Rex coffee and light refreshments. Sunday school, with classes for everyone, is at 10:45 a.m. with pre-school Sunday school and extended care available throughout the morning.

 In observance of Mother’s Day there will be no Sunday evening services, to allow families the opportunity to enjoy this special day together.

Our annual Vacation Bible School will be the week of June 10-14 from 9 a.m. to noon. Our theme this year is “Colossal Coaster World” and classes will be provided for children who will have just completed pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. We will also have a youth class available for middle and high school students. Early registration is requested and is available at the church or through our church website.

Registration also continues for our weekday pre-school for 2013-14. We have classes for beginners, middlers and pre-kindergarten and they are filling quickly. contact Gina Dorsett, pre-school director, at the church office for registration information.

 First Baptist Church is an American Baptist congregation located at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. For more information, visit website at

Unitarian Universalist Congregation

The first Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1875 Fruitridge, Ave. Our regular service is each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. This Sunday the Rev. Jennie Barrington’s sermon will be on “Mother’s Day.” After the service there will be a carry-in (soup and salad Sunday). Bring a dish to share and enjoy some lunch. Also Sunday, 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. 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. We provide childcare for young children. We can be reached at 812-232-1193 or visit

Church of Christ

Are you looking for the church you read about in the New Testament? We invite you to come visit with us. We assemble in the meeting room at Holiday Inn Express (Exit 11, Interstate 70 and Indiana 46, behind McDonald’s) Sundays at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. We are committed to holding fast the pattern of sound words, without adding to, subtracting from, or substituting for the lord’s way. Check out our website at We’re happy to get together with you to study and answer any questions you may have with an open Bible. Contact John Edwards at 812-320-4450 or by email at mail@churchofchristat

United Methodist Temple

United Methodist Temple gathers to proclaim Christ as commander-in-chief at their sanctuary at 5301 U.S 41 S., just north of Walmart on southside. Join us for worship, either at 8:45 a.m. for traditional worship with hymns and liturgy, and a fine chancel choir, or 11 a.m. for a blend of praise band and choruses.

This Sunday we gather to celebrate mothers and grandmothers everywhere. Our theme for the day is “So That The World May Believe” from John 17: 20-26. We celebrate the constant presence of God in life, and the unity he enables so that the world comes to know Christ as savior and lord. Our chancel choir, under the leadership of Jill Kuckewich, will be singing and ministering “Gonna Sit Down and Rest Awhile” by Drennan. Our Welcome Café is open to you at 10:15 a.m.

Our Schedule:

Saturday: 8 a.m. Today the men of United Methodist Temple will meet for breakfast at the Youngstown Grille. Come and join us for devotions and great fellowship. Sunday, 8:45 a.m. Traditional Worship 11 a.m. Blended Worship with Praise Band. Monday, 10:30 a.m. holy yog,a noon to 2:15 a.m. Celebrate Recovery. Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. WM men’s group, 6 p.m. Zumba; 7 p.m. study of Galatians—led by Pastor Steve. Wednesday, 6 p.m. weight watchers; 7:30 p.m. holy yoga. Thursday, 6:15 p.m. bell rehearsal; 7:15 p.m. chancel choir. Friday, 10:30 a.m. holy yoga. Saturday, 4 to 7 p.m. spring into summer fish fry. Come and get some of the best catfish in the state. Tickets are available at the office for $8 for fish and two sides. Join us for fellowship and fun.

Reach us at our office through Margaret Fulsom, secretary and volunteer coordinator, at 812-299-1898. The Rev. Steve Cain is our pastor and reachable at We are on facebook at United Methodist Temple, and our website is

Forest Park Baptist

A spring revival with evangelist Joe Mark begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in Forest Park Baptist Church at Fruitridge and Park avenues in North Terre Haute. Other revival times include 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday and at 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday. A nursery and Junior Church will be provided for each service. For more details call pastor Gene Jeffers at 812-466-9411.

Eastside Church of Christ

A teen and parent conference on “Relationships, Love and Sex” is set for May 17-19 at Eastside Church of Christ at 4025 College Ave. Karl and Shannon Wendt, of Joplin, Mo., are professionals in the marriage, relationship, and health education fields. They teach teens and parents how to have positive relationships and what love truly is. The event is free and is broken down to age-appropriate categories for both parents and teens. To pre-register and see the list of topics and times available, visit

Seelyville UMC

Pastor Jack Diel and the Seelyville UMC family invite you to join us on Sunday, the seventh Sunday of Easter and Mother’s Day. Morning worship begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by a time of fellowship hosted by Patty Jones and Jean Reynolds. Sunday school classes begin at 10:45 a.m. and Nursery care will be provided by Mary Ellen Hankins and Nancy Fletcher. Kid’s hour continues from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., under the direction of Pam Webster.

Scripture readings for this Sunday are Psalm 97 and Acts 16:16-34 with Ernestine Baker serving as liturgist. The choir, under the direction of Cathleen Flynn, will present the anthem “She Will Be Called Blessed” based on Proverbs. Choir rehearsal begins at 8:30 a.m. and new members are always welcome. Guest pianist for this Sunday is Andrew Keiser, a member of Memorial UMC and a sophomore at Michigan State University. Pastor Jack’s sermon title is “Liberation” and focuses on God liberating us even in the midst of captivity. Gifts for the women attending the Sunday service will be presented by the children following the service.

Monday will find Webelos 2 at the church at 6 p.m. and the administrative council meeting at 7 p.m. On Tuesday, the prayer and Bible study group convenes in the library at 10 a.m. and Scouting groups meet at 6 and 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall. Beginning yoga continues on Wednesday, May 15, with instructor Trudy Newton. The spring Rose-Hulman dinner takes place at 5 p.m. on May 18 in Fellowship Hall. Please see what food items are still needed for this very important event in the life of our church. May 18 is also the day when the sanctuary will be prepared for Pentecost on May 19.

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

First Congregational Church

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio St. in Terre Haute, invites you to join us this Sunday, May 12th, as we continue our study on Jesus’ farewell discourse to the disciples – and his instruction to us. 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 service and then children are invited to attend Sunday school.

This Sunday, we will be celebrating the mothers, grandmothers, stepmothers, aunts and remarkable women who have had an amazing impact on our lives.

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    March 12, 2010