News From Terre Haute, Indiana

July 12, 2013

CHURCH BRIEFS: July 13, 2013


---- — Centenary United Methodist

The congregation of Centenary, 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 lay preacher Deb Moore Hardin’s message, “Expect the Unexpected” (Amos 7: 7-17, Luke 10: 25-37), and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and special musical praise to God by Katelyn Kendall.

Fellowship in the church library will follow the Worship Service, 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), Don Dodson will teach and lead discussion on “Dedication of the Temple” (Ezra 6:13-22). At the same time, in the Cross and Flame Room, the Lamplighters discussion group continues their study on “Guerrilla Lovers” (revolutionary compassion).

The Parent Trap, an adult class for parents with young children, meets in Thirza Bunce Room 10:45--11:30 a.m. The class, led by Leah Allman and Michel Starkey, is reading and discussing the book, “Sticky Faith,” by Kara E. Powell.

Sunday school classes for children under the age of 3 years and up through 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 “The Fiery Furnace.”

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 Sundays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Interested students are welcome to become a member of this group. Contact the church office for more information, the summer schedule, and youth group events in July and August.

Tuesday-20, Crimson Tennis, Anna Telstra-Smith, and Harrison Whitaker will represent the 7th Cents Youth Group at Triennium on the campus of Purdue University. They will explore and engage their faith through presentations, studies, statistics, and mission work.

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, 11 a.m. to 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.

Rio Grande Baptist

join us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. We worship with traditional hymns as well as praise and worship songs, special music and a children’s message. Children and youth are invited to attend classes during the regular sermon. Youth group meets at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Prayer group is Wednesday at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The church, located at 4411 E. Rio Grande Ave., Terre Haute, at the corner of Erickson and Rio Grande. For more information visit or email

St. George’s Episcopal Church, West Terre Haute

The parishioners of the church, in West Terre Haute, invite you to join us on Sunday for Holy Eucharist Rite II at 10 a.m. and our annual parish picnic. This special Sunday morning worship service of Holy Eucharist will be in an informal setting at St. Mary-of-the-Woods cabin/shelter located behind Providence Center/O’Shaugnessy Dining Room. The Rev. Chuck Ellestad from Kentucky will preside that day. After Holy Eucharist, a picnic lunch with food provided by parishioners. Games will be available for the children. Bring games and folding chairs as needed. Come and join us for a festive day to worship God and enjoy God’s creation on the nearby campus of St. Mary-of-the-Woods on Sunday.

On other Sundays:

Welcome all who enter. The parishioners of St. George’s Episcopal Church, West Terre Haute, invite you to join us Sunday morning for adult Christian education and holy eucharist. Adult Christian education is 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. in the church hall. Our Sunday worship service of Holy Eucharist Rite II is at 10 a.m. After holy eucharist, we gather in the church hall for fellowship. Supply priests (a Parade of Priests from the diocese) are scheduled to minister to us on Sundays. St. George’s Episcopal Church, The Friendly Little Church on the Hill, is at Ferguson Hill, 1337 N. Smith Place, West Terre Haute. For more information visit or call 812-533-1346. If you phone us, leave a message and someone from the parish will return your call. Contact person: Sylvia Brockman, Bishop’s Warden at 812-442-0751 or

Unity Presbyterian

Worship service at 1207 E. Springhill Drive is 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. The first Sunday of each month, we celebrate the Lord’s Supper. The congregation invites you to hear our guest preacher the Rev. Susan McGhee, Executive Presbyter of Ohio Valley.  Her sermon: ”A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” based on Colossians 1:1-14 and Gospel Lesson, Luke 10:25-37. Rachel Helt will be speaking about her trip to Guatemala as a minute for mission.

Childcare is available throughout the morning. Join us for fellowship following the service.

The church is a small church with a huge heart. Our youth group meets once a month, July 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. is their next meeting. Unity supports local, national and international missions.

Amie Ellison is our choir director, Andrea Marlow is our organist. For the month of July, Unity will pray for Auburn Theological Seminary, New York, N.Y. We pray this week for Salem Presbyterian Church, Salem. Blessings to the staff and volunteers at 14th and Chestnut.

We also have an outdoor sanctuary you may visit for quiet reflection at any time. All are welcome. Church office 812-299-2206, blog or email

Annunciation, Brazil

Father John Hollowell and the parishioners of Annunciation Church, 19 N. Alabama, in Brazil, welcome you to join them for Mass on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. or Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Weekday masses are celebrated on Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and on Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. On Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. a Latin Mass will be celebrated. Annunciation parish has begun a Food Pantry Garden, located in the empty lot across from the rectory on Alabama Street. contact Annette at the parish office for information about our Food Pantry Garden. For information about any of our parish programs or services call the office at 812-448-1901.

St. Benedict

 The parish community of St. Benedict, 111 S. Ninth St. celebrates Mass today at 4 p.m. and midnight and Sunday morning at 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.

The St. Benedict Parish Fun Fest continues today. Capital Prize Tickets are available to purchase. The total prize giveaway is $5,000 with nine chances to win. If you would like to purchase Capital Prize Tickets come by the Fun Fest tonight. Mark your calendars and invite all your family and friends; there is something for all ages so come join us. Octane will keep the festival rocking tonight. This party band will play your favorite rock, classic rock and pop songs. They’ll play from 8 p.m. until midnight.

The Secular Franciscans of Terre Haute and Friends will serve a free pancake and sausage breakfast for the poor and homeless on the last Saturday of each month from 9 to 11 a.m. in St. Benedict’s soup kitchen. Next date will be July 27.

St. Joseph University Parish

Friar Mark Weaver, Pastor and the St. Joseph University Parish, 113 S. Fifth St., invite you to celebrate Mass with us this weekend. Mass is at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Sunday Masses are now on the summer schedule of 9 a.m., 11 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. We will pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet on Tuesday and every other Tuesday after that. For more information about our services or programs call the parish office at 812-232-7011.

A special Respect Life Mass will be celebrated at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, July 18. Our pro-life supporters in the community, and within St. Joe’s Pro Life committee, join together in fervent prayer to protect all life. Before Mass at 4:30 p.m., we will begin praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet. This is a beautiful prayer. join us in our celebration and devotion to serve this divine cause.

St. Margaret Mary

 Fr. Rick Ginther, Pastor and the St. Margaret Mary parish community invite you to join us for weekend Mass on Saturday at 4 p.m. or Sunday at 11 a.m.  Misa en Espanol a las dos todos los Domingos (Spanish Mass each Sunday at 2 p.m.) check the weekly bulletin for weekday mass times. Our bulletin is available on-line at We are located at 2405 S. Seventh St. For more information, call 812-232-3512.

Monthly Rosary for the “Right to Life” and the “Right to Religious Freedoms” will be led by The Knights of Columbus St. Mother Theodore Guerin Council 541 on Sunday, Sunday, at 10:15 a.m. at the church.

Save the date of Aug. 11, 2013, for our parish picnic at 1 p.m. in Deming Park, following 11 a.m. Mass.

Aug. 30, 31 and Sept. 1 are the dates for our Annual Garage Sale. All parishioners who are able are asked to volunteer now with pricing and preparations for this big fund raising effort for our parish. All hands on deck to set up this huge event.

Reservations can now be made for the Beef and Boards production “Father of the Bride” for the Wednesday, Sept. 18, matinee performance. Cost is $42 person for groups of 20 or more. We must make a non-refundable deposit of $252 by Aug. 7 to hold our seats. All are welcome to join St. Margaret parish on this trip so call the parish office at 812-232-3512 to make a reservation.

St. Mary’s Village Church

Sr. Joan Slobig, S.P., Parish Life Coordinator and the parish community of the church invite you to join us for liturgy on Sunday morning at 9 a.m. 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 on 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. Every weekday we have a Communion Service at 7:15 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. You are most welcome to participate in this opportunity for silent meditation, prayer, and adoration.

The St. Patrick Soup kitchen serves lunch each weekday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm. The volunteers and all who donate to the Soup Kitchen are sharing in a work of love that God has laid on our hearts. We cannot thank our volunteers enough for the work that they do for the soup kitchen. One of the rewards of service is seeing needs being met each day. When a young child leaves the kitchen with a smile on her face and a cracker in her hand, waving good-bye to us, our labor is rewarded. Thank you for your donations that help to support this soup kitchen. Needs for July are sandwich bags, tomato juice, canned milk and cheese.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

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

Deanery Pastoral Center

Charles William Eliot says, “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors and the most patient of teachers.” Come by the Terre Haute Deanery Pastoral Center at 1801 Poplar St. or visit our online library listing at to check out a book.  The Pastoral Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday.  

John Paul II will be having a Country Rhodes Fish Dinner Friday, July 19 from 4-7 pm in the Holy Family Center. Adults $9, children (2-12) $6. Carry out available.

The Indiana Abolition Coalition (IAC) needs our support. This dedicated committee has had regional meetings throughout the state of Indiana. At the first meeting, a power point presentation focused on the myths connected with the death penalty. The second series of meetings will feature new and additional death penalty facts. Once again, the IAC will be returning to all regions of the state with this second educational program. Plan to attend the Terre Haute meeting. Learn why the citizens of Indiana need to demand of our legislators the abolition of Indiana’s death sentence. Eighteen states have already abolished the death sentence. When Hoosier legislators re-enacted Indiana’s death penalty in 1978, they assumed we needed it to keep the public safe. Let’s help to make Indiana the 19th state to abolish the death sentence. The meeting is today at 10 a.m. to noon in meeting Room C of the Vigo County Public Library.

Oregon Baptist

Sunday, Sunday at 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Monday, July 15-18, 2013 - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Saddle up your horses and come on down to Oregon Baptist Church to SonWest Roundup.

Ride with us as we travel down the trail through the Old Testament stories of Moses to discover God’s ultimate plan of salvation in Jesus, because “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).

 The church is an American Baptist Church, located at 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 at 6 p.m. Adult Bible study at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Youth groups have ended for the summer and will resume in August.

Peniel United Methodist

The church, located at Kennedy Crossing Road, on Brazil, will not have services at the church this Sunday. Instead Methodist churches in the area including Peniel will provide services at the Fairgrounds in Brazil at 9 a.m. Everyone is invited to come.  There will be biscuits and gravy served prior to the service 8 a.m. and after the service if any is left. A free will offering will be taken for the food.

The Church Birthday Party is scheduled for July 18, at 6 p.m.

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

Reformed Presbyterian

The 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 class and college students are studying through the book “What is a Healthy Church Member?” by Thabiti M. Anyabwile.  Pastor Bill Roberts will preach on the theme of “Mission Impossible, Completed” from the book of Nehemiah. 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.  

Shelburn First Baptist

You are cordially invited to worship tomorrow. The Rev. Ron Riggs begins a new series on I Peter. Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. with worship at 10 a.m. Route 56 for children is at 10:30 a.m. Dusty and Samantha Tryon are our youth ministers. Sunday at 6 p.m. we have youth activities and an adult Bible study. Our community dinner will be on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. We are an American Baptist congregation and we meet at Mill Street and U.S. 41, in Shelburn. We can be reached at 812-397-5595 and online at

First Baptist

We invite you to join us for worship this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. We are currently involved in a seven part worship series built around the theme “The Heart of Worship.” Pastor Bernie Jackson’s topic for this Sunday will be “Our Response to Worship” with scripture text from Philippians 3:12-4:5 and Acts 2:37-41. Music will be provided by an instrumental ensemble playing an arrangement by Ed Hogan of “Grace, Greater Than Our Sin.” A children’s story is included in our worship each week, and afterward children in grades k-3 are dismissed to children’s church.  Sunday school follows worship at 10:45 a.m. and we have classes for everyone. As a part of the “Heart of Worship” series, the pastoral staff is leading a discussion time in the sanctuary centered on the worship theme for that morning. The First Link Hospitality Center is available before and after the worship service providing a place for members and guests to enjoy freshly brewed Rex coffee, light refreshments and conversation.

During this next week we will have over 20 persons from our church at our American Baptist Conference Center, in Green Lake, Wis. The youth group will be participating in the national youth camp “Quest” and several of our musicians are participating in the Conference for Church Musicians, sponsored by The Fellowship of American Baptist Musicians.

Our summer Bible Study is held on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. every week through the month of July. We have borrowed a theme from Dr. Suess “Oh, the Places You’ll Go,” as we study the missionary journeys of Paul. Our youth group also meets on Wednesday evening at 6:30 and activities are provided for children and nursery care is available.

The church is an American Baptist congregation located at 4701 E Poplar Drive.  Our ministry staff consists of Bernie Jackson (senior pastor), Steve Newman (associate pastor for music/worship; John Campbell (associate pastor for youth/discipleship), Jill Kirchoff (children’s minister) and Gina Dorsett (Pre-School director.) More information is available at

Central Christian

- Disciples of Christ

Today our Men’s Group is busy rebuilding our children’s playground. The group will begin at 9 a.m. and all are invited to join in this effort. bring a sack lunch and tools. It will be exciting for our children to be able to use their new playground.

 Responsibility — A thirteen letter word that seems to scare some people. Are you one of them? Where does responsibility fit in with Christianity? Why can’t we just sit in the pews in church, listen to what is going on, and feel no responsibility for anything?  We are responsible the other six days of the week. Why can’t we have at least one day where we can just sit and do nothing? Believe it or not, the Apostle Paul has some answers for you concerning this topic. Join us at the church as we take a look and listen as student associate minister, Dori Marshall, delivers the message on this topic. Our service begins at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. A special time for the young church will be held during the service. After worship we will gather for a fellowship time with donuts and drinks.

 Sunday school for adults begins at 11 a.m. The Cornerstone class is focusing on stories and themes from the Hebrew scriptures. Adult Bible study is held at the church on Monday mornings at 9 a.m. Sunday school for children does not meet in the summer, but resume with the new school year.

 Our Mens’ Group is busy preparing for our second annual ’50s Cruise-In on July 20. Stop by from 4 to 8 p.m. to see some great cars, have dinner or a snack and listen to some oldies from the 50s and 60s. The proceeds from this event will go toward the rebuilding of the children’s playground.   

 We continue to sell fair trade coffee, tea, cocoa and chocolate bars. The Disciples men group is selling handmade disciples necklaces and keychains.

Join us at 4950 E. Wabash Ave. The church office can be reached at 812-877-9959. Our church web site is

Rosedale Baptist

The church, located at Depot and Middle Street, in Rosedale, with pastor Randy McPike. Sunday worship service is 9:30 a.m., Sunday school 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening service is 7 p.m., Wednesday night prayer and Bible study is 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.

Emmanuel United Methodist

We welcome you to join in worship at the church on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Colleen Harden. Sunday school begins with fellowship and prayer at 9:15 a.m., and classes begin at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

 We are excited at the church for Vacation Bible School is to be held July 22-26 2013. This year’s program is SonWest Roundup, a week of fun in the Son. As they participate in fun-filled activities, children will find ultimate truth in Jesus. We will have a great time with lively songs, hilarious skits, creative crafts, exciting games, Bible stories and tasty snacks – all of the things that make VBS so much fun for children. SonWest Roundup can be an inspirational and educational experience for your entire family. Classes for children begin Monday July 22 (register at 5:45). VBS nightly from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Parents are invited to join in the final program on Friday, July 26 from 8 to 8:45 p.m. Call us today at 812-535-4218 for registration information.

Also there will be a light supper for the kids each night at 5:45 p.m.. The church is located at 6076 US Hwy 150, West Terre Haute, contact us at 812-535-4218 of at

Berea Christian

The church is having a large yard sale in their parking lot on Friday, July 19, from 2 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, July 20, from 8 to 4 p.m., 1995 W. County Road 800 N., in  Brazil. Corner of Waterworks and Billville Roads. Follow the signs.

Lots of everything, reasonable prices.

Trinity Lutheran

come and join us at our 10 a.m. Worship Service each Sunday morning at Trinity Lutheran Church located at 2620 Ohio Blvd. here in Terre Haute. Holy Communion is offered and shared during our Worship Service.

Come and join our Summer Adult Class: The Social World of Luke-Acts taught each Sunday morning at 9 a.m. by Dr. Patricia McIntyre. Each week, led by Dr. McIntyre, we will look at some event either in Luke or Acts and explore what it tells us about the first Christians. Together we will investigate and determine the answers to questions such as: How did they live? How did they judge things like right from wrong, good from bad, true from false? What was life like in their world? Come and join Dr. McIntyre’s exploration into the Social World of Luke-Acts.

Also, coming up on the last Sunday of July, July 28th, the children in our congregation will be collecting Pennies for their Penny Power ministry during the service to help feed hungry children and people around the world through the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) World Hunger Organization.

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

Mount Pleasant United Methodist

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

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

note that our south campus is temporarily holding worship services in the Fellowship Center or, as we like to call it on Sunday morning, our Worship Center. The entrance to the Fellowship/Worship Center is on the west side of the building but the front entrance is open for your convenience as well.

Our current sermon series: “Making the Most of Our Lives.” This five sermon event will conclude on Aug. 4th.

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

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

South Campus activities

An evening service called “6:35” takes place 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 a.m.-10:40 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. and also on Wednesdays from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. X-Treme Tweenz is a group for all fifth graders that meets bi-monthly on Sundays from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. from October to May beginning October 7th.

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. Our 2013 session begins Sept. 4th.

To start the work week, every Monday a prayer meeting begins 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

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.

Mark Your Calendars: Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School will be July 28-August 1 at our North Campus. This is open to the public and registration is currently under way. Registration forms can be picked up at the churches or found on our website.

Upcoming concerts (to be held at the South Campus):

August 22 at 7 p.m. Miss Florence Eden Morris; October 3 at 7 p.m. Open Heart Quartet; and November 14 at 7 p.m. The Pfiefers.

For more information, you can call our South Campus at 812-232-4808 or North Campus 812-232-2478.

You can also visit our new website at, friend us on Facebook (Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church) and/or follow us on Twitter @Mt_PleasantUMC.

Grace Community

God’s heart is kind. His power is awesome, but it is His gentleness, love and mercy that transforms people. We will look at Mosses and Elijah and how God spoke to them.  We will see how people change when God speaks to them. We want to hear God speak and be transformed, too. Come and experience the difference Grace can make in your life. Also visit

We invite you to celebrate faith in God with us. Our worship begins at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. Grace is a safe place to experience and interact with God. Each Sunday we have Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. for people of all ages.  

Our worship is a contemporary/traditional mix and led by top notch musicians whose love for God and people are expressed in clear and comfortable ways. We often get comments of how people enjoy hearing the people around them sing.  

You will find warm and friendly people here. They are the kind of people who will be happy to meet you and sit with you. If you feel drawn to God in any way, Grace is a good place to be. If you need a prayer, use  

We meet in the Gospel Assembly Church at 401 W. Springhill Drive in Terre Haute. It is just west of Debaun’s Funeral home on the north side of the street. Come in the east door where all the cars are. You will be glad you did. We look forward to meeting you.  In life there are many trials. At Grace you will find the love and help of God.  

For more information visit or call 217-251-4507.

Prince of Peace

Missionary Baptist

The ushers of Prince of Peace Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate their 20th year anniversary on Sunday, July 21, 2013, at 3:30 p.m. Their special guest will be Rev. Shane Banks of Puritan Missionary Baptist Church at Indianapolis. We invite you to come and celebrate with us as we come together to give God the glory. Lets just praise the Lord.

United Methodist Temple

United Methodist Temple will meet for worship of God as revealed in Jesus Christ at 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. Pastor Steve Cain invites the community to come to worship with us at our sanctuary located at 5301 Hwy 41 South. This coming Sunday July 14th, our guest speaker Mark Eutsler will bring a message on the Fruitful Congregation Journey entitled “SO THAT.” Utilizing Scriptures from the lectionary, Mark will be teaching us about the reasons for renewal of our mission and purpose. All are welcome to these worship services, and the “Learning Lunch” that will take place immediately following the 11 service in the Fellowship Hall, also titled “So That.” Please call the church office to get your reservation for this Learning Lunch at 12:30 a.m.     

United Methodist Temple is the home of the Temple Pre School. We believe in a God of love who reaches out to every person.   We celebrate our Welcome Café and our Sunday school classes, our fine music and our worship space. God has truly blessed us. Our mission is to “make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We seek to “know Christ, grow in Christ, and show Christ to all.” We believe in renewing the Earth through thoughtful care.

Our schedule is as follows:

Saturday, 8 a.m., United Methodist Men meet at the church for breakfast

Sunday, 8:45 a.m., Worship in traditional format; 11, Worship in praise band format; 10, Welcome Café.

Monday: 10:30  a.m., Holy Yoga; noon- 2:15 p.m., Celebrate Recovery

Tuesday: 6 p.m., Zumba; 7 p.m., Bible study on Acts

Wednesday: 10 a.m., Beth Moore Bible study on James; 6 p.m., Weight watchers; 7:30 p.m., Holy Yoga-Power/Sculpt

Thursday: 10 a.m., Piecemakers  Quilting; 6 p.m., Zumba

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

You may reach the staff through Margaret Fulsom our secretary/volunteer coordinator at the following number: 812-299-1898. Janet Friedrich is our director of UM Temple Preschool. Jill Kuckewich is our director of music, financial secretary, and Kids’ Hope Director. Gene Finley and Karla Clayton are our team leaders for Celebrate Recovery. Barb Archer is our team leader for education. Doug Sperry is our organist/pianist. Rev. Steve Cain can be reached at We are on facebook at UM Temple/Terre Haute.

Seelyville United Methodist

Pastor Jack Diel and the Seelyville UMC family invite you to join us on Sunday, July 14, 2013, the 8th Sunday after Pentecost. Morning worship begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by a time of fellowship hosted by Kristina Norton & Terry Tingley. Sunday School classes begin at 10:45 a.m. and Nursery Care is provided by Jo Phillips & Carolyn Pickel. Kid’s Hour continues from 9:30-10:45 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster with helper Kristina Norton.

Scripture readings for this Sunday are Psalm 82 and Luke 10:25-37 with Kevin McCrea serving as Liturgist. Special music will be offered by Kendra McCrea. Hymns are “Help Us Accept Each Other,” “Lord, I Want to Be a Christian,” and “The Summons” accompanied by organist Mary Jensen.

Pastor Jack’s sermon is titled “Who Is My Neighbor?” and emphasizes that we are called to love God with our whole being and our neighbor as ourselves. So, who is our neighbor, really? Come Sunday morning to find out!

Vacation Bible School will take place Monday —Thursday evenings, July 15-18 from 6-8 p.m. this week. Directors are Mary Wade and Amy Price. Children from preschool through 6th grade will enjoy “Everywhere Fun Fair” — where God’s world comes together. Registration forms are available at the church or by calling the office at 877-1868. Children may also be registered the first evening of VBS at 5:45 p.m. Supplies and helpers are always welcomed. Beginning Yoga will not take place this week due to VBS.

Book Banter Buffet will take place Thursday, July 18 at 12:30 p.m. in the home of Mary Jensen. Following a carry in luncheon, the group will discuss the book The Year of Living Like Jesus by Ed Dobson.

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

First Congregational

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio, invites you to join us on Sunday, July 14th, as we continue our study in the book of Acts with the sermon “The Gathering Storm.” Time after time, Peter and John were arrested for sharing the message of Jesus with the people of Jerusalem and time after time they were released. The authorities, though feeling fearful and threatened, didn’t know how to overcome the “Jesus movement.” But they managed to figure it out when they arrested Stephen, one of the followers of Jesus. Stephen laid it all out for them – who Jesus was and where He fit within the entire framework of belief – and it was enough to drive the authorities over the edge. Stephen suffered the gravest of consequences and when he did, we were introduced to one of the central figured of the new movement. Join us as we delve into Stephen’s explanation and find out how the death of the first martyr propelled the movement.

Services are at 8:30 (meditative) and 10:30 (traditional). There is a children’s service during the 10:30 gathering and Sunday School downstairs.

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St. Mark United

Church of Christ

If you are looking for a place where you can make a new beginning, try St. Mark United Church of Christ. No matter where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here. We celebrate God’s love and forgiveness, study the Holy Scriptures for God’s still speaking Word, and follow Jesus Christ along life’s way.

Join us for worship this Sunday at 9:30 at St. Mark United Church of Christ at 475 S. Fruitridge Ave. Rev. Teresa Higus will be preaching a sermon from Luke 10:25-37 titled “Neighbors are We.” Sunday School for all ages is at 10:45.

Other activities at St. Mark UCC include: Tuesdays our Merry Stitchers meet from 1-3 to knit or crochet prayer shawls. On Wednesdays our Sewing Gals meet from 9-2 to make blankets. Zumba is offered on Mon. Tues., and Thurs. at 5:45 p.m. and at 9 a.m. on Friday by Dustie Fields.

Please call the church office at 812-232-8000, Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. if you have any questions. All are welcome to join any of these events-membership not required.