News From Terre Haute, Indiana

July 20, 2013

CHURCH BRIEFS: July 20, 2013


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St. Mark United

Church of Christ

Join us for worship this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mark United Church of Christ, 475 S. Fruitridge Ave. The Rev. Norris Keirn will be preaching a sermon from Luke 10:28-42, “Distractions.” Sunday school for all ages is at 10:45.

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

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

Northside Wesleyan

Northside Wesleyan Church, 2439 N. 14 1/2 St., Terre Haute. Pastor Eddie Hayes invites you to worship God with us where you will feel his love. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m.; worship service 10:30 a.m.; Sunday service 6 p.m.

 Wednesday service 6:30 p.m. The Rev. Neva McFarland is doing a bible study join us. Sunday we are looking forward to having “The Bunkum Valley” gospel bluegrass group in concert for the morning worship. If you like gospel bluegrass music you will love this group and will be in for a treat.

Following the service, we will be having a carry-in dinner in their honor. Pastor would like to invite everyone to join us for the dinner after the morning worship.

Come and enjoy our music and a fun fellowship after.

First Baptist

We invite you to join us for worship this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Our guest preacher will be Dr. William H. Griffith, who served as our senior pastor during the years 1992-99 and is currently our pastor emeritus. Music will be provided by vocal soloist Jim Tucker and instrumentalists Julie Dugger and Madison Wagner playing a duet arrangement of “Amazing Grace.” 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. 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.

Our summer Bible Study is Wednesday 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 Wednesday at 6:30 and activities are provided for children and nursery care is available.

First Baptist 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. Further information regarding our church is available on the website at

Sacred Heart, Clinton

Sacred Heart parish of Clinton, 558 Nebeker St., invites you to celebrate Mass today at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday at 9 a.m. Weekday masses are Thursday 5:30 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. We welcome our new pastor Fr. Michael Fritsch to our parish this month.

St. Joseph, Rockville

St. Joseph, Rockville parish and Fr. Michael Fritsch, our new pastor, invite you to celebrate Mass with us this weekend Sunday at 11:15 a.m. We are located at 217 E. Ohio St., Rockville. Weekday masses are celebrated Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday 8:30 a.m.

Annunciation, Brazil

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

St. Benedict Church

The parish community of St. Benedict, 111 S. Ninth St., celebrates Mass today 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. The parish office will be closed the week of July 22-26.

Our high school youth and leaders will travel to Indiana Nazareth Farm in Brown County July 26-30. This is a very popular mission trip. Hundreds of teens and leaders have had incredible experiences of working together to make a difference.

The 13th annual youth ministry golf scramble is Aug. 23 at Idle Creek Golf Course. Plan on coming out for a fun day of golfing and support our high school youth. $60 per person, $240 per team. Includes golf, cart and lunch. Check In/lunch is at 11 a.m. Shotgun start is at noon. Forms: or call Warren Artz, 812-208-4003 or Janet Roth at

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 at the St. Joseph University Parish, 113 S. Fifth St., will celebrate Mass at 5 p.m. today. Sunday Masses are on summer schedule of 9 and 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weekday Mass is celebrated at 5:15 p.m. Join us every Thursday for eucharistic adoration 6 to 8 p.m. We will pray on July 30 in the Divine Mercy Chaplet and every other Tuesday after that. For more information, call 812-232-7011.

A special respect life Mass will be celebrated at 5:15 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month. 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.

St. Margaret Mary Church

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

Reservations can now be made for the Beef and Boards production “Father of the Bride” for the Sept. 18 matinee performance. Cost is $42 per 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 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 St. Mary’s Village Church invite you to join us for liturgy at 9 a.m. on Sunday. 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 at 6 p.m. on Saturday or at 9 a.m. Sunday. You are welcome to join us for weekday Mass at 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. Every weekday we have a communion service at 7:15 a.m. For more information, call 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 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each weekday. 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. Needs for July are sandwich bags, tomato juice, canned milk and cheese.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

Sacred Heart of Jesus parishioners welcome residents to celebrate Mass at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Weekday Mass is Thursday at 10:45 a.m. We are at 2322 N. 13 1/2 St. For more information, call 812-466-1231.

Our high school youth and leaders will travel July 26-30 to Indiana Nazareth Farm in Brown County. This is a very popular mission trip. Hundreds of teens and leaders have had incredible experiences of working together to make a difference.

The 13th Annual Youth Ministry Golf Scramble is Aug. 23 at Idle Creek Golf Course. Plan on coming out for a fun day of golfing and support our high school youth. The cost is $60 per person and $240 per team, including golf, cart and lunch. Check in/lunch is 11 a.m. Shotgun start is at noon. Forms available at or contact 812-208-4003 or Janet Roth at

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 at to check out a book. The Pastoral Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

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. 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 at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. 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 is at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Youth groups have ended for the summer and will resume in August.

Unity Presbyterian

Worship service at 1207 E. Springhill Dr. 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 speaker, Elder Paul Ellison, his sermon will be “The Garden of the Heart: A Metaphorical Look at Cross Roads,” based on Ecclesiastes 2:4-11 and Mark 4:3-8, 14-20.

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 from 6 to 8 p.m. once a month. Aug. 8. 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 Scipio Presbyterian Church, Scipio. and blessings to the staff and volunteers at Katherine Hamilton.

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

Riley Bible

The entire Riley Bible family invites you to join us at our church for this Sunday. Our main service is 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 a.m. 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, visit or on facebook @RileyBibleChurch.

Rio Grande Baptist

Join us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. We would love to see you this Sunday. We sing traditional hymns as well as praise and worship music, special music and children’s message. Youth group meets at 6:30 p.m. Sunday evenings. Prayer meeting is 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Rio Grande, 4411 E. Rio Grande Ave., Terre Haute. For more information, visit or email

Central Presbyterian

Central Presbyterian Church, 125 N. Seventh St., will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Lant Davis’ sermon, “A Basket of Summer Fruit,” will be based on Amos 8:1-12, in which the prophet cries out against the unjust treatment of the poor and needy. A traveling youth group from the First Presbyterian Church of Parkersburg, W. Va., which is staying overnight tonight at the church, will join us for worship Sunday morning. A time for coffee, conversation, and refreshments immediately follows worship, downstairs in Fellowship Hall. Sunday school for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. For details, call the church office 812-232-5049 or visit

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 the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s message, “Would You Like to Take Your Seat” (Luke 10: 38-42), and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and special musical praise to God by Kelsey Hamilton.

Fellowship in the church library will follow the worship service, from 10:30 to 10:45 a.m. Sunday school classes are offered to all age groups and nursery care is provided. At 10:45 a.m., in the friendship class (adult Bible study), Brian Royer will teach and lead discussion on “Fasting and Praying” (Ezra 8: 21-23). 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, a class for parents with young children, meets in Thirza Bunce Room 10:45 to 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 to 18 years old 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. This Sunday, the theme is “Daniel and the Lions.”

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.

From Tuesday to Today, Crimson Tennis, Anna Telstra-Smith and Harrison Whitaker represented the 7th Cents youth group at Triennium on the campus of Purdue University. They explored and engaged 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 11 a.m. to noon on Thursdays.

For more information, call 812-232-2319.

Memorial United Methodist

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

join us on Sunday for one of the following services. The sermon will be “Spending Good Time.” Scripture: Luke 10:38-42.

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. Everyone is welcome.

Knit Wits will meet on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Nami (National Alliance on Mental Illness) meets the 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:30-8 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, call 812-877-9950.

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

Second Missionary Baptist

Members of Second Missionary Baptist Church in Brazil will be celebrating their Pastor’s 10 Pastoral Anniversary Sunday. Worship services will be 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.. The pastor and congregation from Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Terre Haute will be the special guests responsible for the afternoon worship service. A celebratory meal will be served prior to the afternoon worship service. Everyone is invited to come to the worship services and to be a part of the pastoral anniversary celebration.

Rosedale Baptist

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

Join us for our next youth group program on Sunday. As a follow up to our great Vacation Bible School, we will be going to Dobbs Park. We will leave the church at noon. Upon arrival Marty will have a lesson for the kids. We will then have a picnic lunch (hot dogs and chips). Following lunch you will have time to go on the trails or for anyone who would like. Children can also fish (equipment and bait not provided) We will arrive back at the church ay about 4 p.m. Attendees will need a permission slip to go to the park.

Central Christian

- Disciples of Christ

Today our mens’ group is hosting our second annual ’50s Cruise-In. Stop by from 4 to 8 p.m. to see some great cars, trucks and motorcycles. There is no registration fee if you wish to bring your vehicle. Have dinner or a snack while listening to some great music from the ’50s and ’60s. Grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, floats, popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase. The proceeds from this event will go toward the rebuilding of the children’s playground.

Our Sunday worship service begins at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. This Sunday we are honored to have Deb Moore Hardin bringing the message to us. Her sermon “Decisions, Decisions.” will be based on the scriptures Amos 8:1-12 and Luke 10:38-42. Harden is retired from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College as a professor of education, and is presently a student at Christian Theological Seminary. 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 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 will resume with the new school year.

Our general board will meet noon Sunday for their monthly meeting. This is a time of prayer, fellowship, planning and conducting the business of the church. We are grateful for all these dedicated members who serve us.

Our active adults group will meet Friday at Osaka Buffet and Sushi Bar. All are invited to join the group at 6:30 p.m. A sign up sheet is at the church.

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

Church of Christ at Terre Haute

Come be with us. We meet for Bible study Sundays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Worship is at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sundays. We currently meet in the meeting room of the Holiday Inn Express next to Walmart on Indiana 46.

We look forward to meeting you. The Bible is our only textbook. Check out our website at www.churchofchristatterrehaute.


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, 3050 E. Davis Drive, offers Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. with Sunday school classes 10 a.m. Our north campus, 1075 N. Fruitridge Ave., offers Sunday school at 9 a.m. with the worship service following at 10 a.m. Both campuses host holy communion the first Sunday of the month. note that our south campus is temporarily holding worship services in the Fellowship 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. 4.

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

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

South campus activities:

An evening service called “6:35” is 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 at 9:50 to 10:40 a.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sundays and also Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. X-Treme Tweenz is a group for all fifth graders that meets bi-monthly from 4 to 6 p.m. Sundays. from October to May beginning Oct. 7.

Boost, our Fall Wednesday midweek gathering, starts with dinner at 5:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Center and classes for all ages at 6:30 p.m. Our 2013 session begins Sept. 4.

To start the work week, every Monday a prayer meeting is 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 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 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-Aug. 1 at our north campus. This is open to the public and registration is currently underway. Registration forms can be picked up at the churches or found on our website.

Upcoming concerts (to be at the South Campus):

Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. Miss Florence Eden Morris; Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. Open Heart Quartet; and Nov. 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 www.mount, friend us on Facebook (Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church) and/or follow us on Twitter @Mt_PleasantUMC.

Northside Wesleyan

2439 North 14 1/2 St., Terre Haute, Pastor Eddie Hayes invites you to worship God with us where you will feel his love .

Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.; worship service 10:30 a.m.; Sunday evening service 6 p.m.; Wednesday service 6:30 p.m. the Rev. Neva McFarland is doing a bible study join us.

Sunday July 21 we are looking forward to having “The Bunkum Valley” Gospel blue grass group in concert for the morning worship. If you like gospel bluegrass Music you will love this group and will be in for a treat.

Following the service we will be having a carry-in dinner in their honor. Pastor would like to invite everyone to join us for the dinner after the morning worship.

Emmanuel United Methodist

We welcome you to join in worship at Emmanuel United Methodist Church on Sunday at 10:30 a.m., with pastor Colleen Harden. Sunday school with fellowship and prayer at 9:15 a.m., and classes at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

We are excited at Emmanuel UMC for Vacation Bible School to be Monday to Wednesday. 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 Vacation Bible School so much fun for children. SonWest Roundup can be an inspirational and educational experience for your entire family. Classes for children begin Monday (register at 5:45). VBS nightly 6 to 8:30 p.m. Parents are invited to join in the final program 8 to 8:45 p.m. Friday. Call us today at 812-535-4218 for registration information. There will be a light supper for the kids each night at 5:45.

6076 U.S. 150, West Terre Haute, 812-535-4218.

Seelyville United Methodist

Pastor Jack Diel and Seelyville UMC family invite you to join us Sunday, as we feature Vacation Bible School children. Morning worship at 9:30 a.m. followed by a time of fellowship hosted by Pam Alexander and Jacque Trinler. Sunday school classes at 10:45 a.m. and nursery care is provided by Pam Alexander and Donna Crowley. Kid’s hour continues from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster with helper Patty Jones.

The gospel reading for Sunday is Luke 18:15-17, with Mary Wade serving as liturgist. Special music will be presented by Kendra McCrea and the VBS children. Hymns are “Morning Has Broken,” “Tell Me the Stories of Jesus,” and the VBS theme song. Organist/Pianist is Mary Jensen.

Pastor Jack and VBS Children will present the message from the week long ”Everywhere Fun Fair” sessions where God’s world comes together. Come help us celebrate the successes of the children and leaders, with special thanks to directors Mary Wade and Amy Price.

On Monday, July 22, the crafty quilters will meet at 7 p.m. in the home of Ernestine Baker. Beginning yoga continues at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, and Pack 200 BSA will meet 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Seelyville United Methodist Church, corner of U.S. 40 and Second Street in Seelyville. The church office phone number is 812-877-1868 with email contact at

Terre Haute Bible Center

Adult Vacation Bible school will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday and July 31. Come join us for a study on prophecy: What’s Next? There will be singing, a message, activities and refreshments.

We are an independent fundamental Bible church, 3219 Evans Ave. (at old and new U.S. 41 North overpass) Terre Haute.

For questions or more information call the church at 460-4556. You may also visit

United Methodist Temple

United Methodist Temple gathers as a God led community at 8:45 and 11 a.m. for worshipping God as revealed in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Our place of worship, 5301 U.S. 41 S., just north from Walmart’s and south of the intersection between Seventh and Third streets. All are welcome to Sunday school for all ages which meets at 10 a.m. We also have a Welcome Café for all to enjoy.

Theme for this week’s worship service “The Martha Mantra.” The Rev. Jean Brindel, D.Min, CFRE, and ordained elder in the United Methodist church will be bringing the message. Brindel has worked with us on our stewardship campaign as our financial consultant last year, and comes to us, while the Rev. Steve Cain is on vacation. Come and hear this dynamic speaker bring God’s word alive for your life. To live in trust, to walk in faith, is to be ready for God’s surprising grace, especially when we least expect it. God’s resources are as boundless as his care for his world. Come and share your joy with us, and we will all work for the redemption of the world.

Our schedule:

Sunday, 8:45 a.m.; worship in traditional forms 11 a.m.; worship with praise band leading; 3 p.m., worship at Wyndmoor

Monday, 10:30 a.m. holy yoga, noon to 2:15 p.m. celebrate recovery

Tuesdays, 6 p.m. zumba; 7 p.m. Bible study on Acts

Wednesday, 10 a.m. Bible study letter of James, 6 p.m. weight watchers, 7:30 p.m. holy yoga

Thursday, 10 a.m. piecemakers-quilting group

August special class - Call in and sign up for a four session class on Biblical peacemaking taught each Sunday in August by the Rev. Steve Cain.

Grace Community

Several things happened at Mt. Sinai is where God gave the 10 Commandments to his people. Elijah experienced God there too. He saw God’s power, just like they did when receiving the 10 Commandments. But he also experienced God’s kindness. That was Elijah’s message, “Return to God and experience His Kindness.”

Come and experience the difference God’s kindness and grace can make in your life.

We invite you to celebrate faith in God with us. Our worship 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.

If you need a prayer, use

We meet in the Gospel Assembly Church, 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 our website, or call 217-251-4507.

First Congregational

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio St., invites you to join us Sunday, as we continue our journey through the acts of the apostles and discover the story of Philip. One of the disciples who scattered after the death of Stephen, Philip is the central character in two stories that advance the Gospel message — the story of Simon the magician and the story of the Ethiopian. The story of Simon gives us a broader understanding of the power and presence of the holy spirit in the heart of believers. The story of the Ethiopian shows us how that power fills a believer, even one who considered himself far outside the realm of possibility in the new Christian movement. Join us as we consider these 1st century stories and their meaning for our 21st century lives.

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

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