TERRE HAUTE —
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Forest Park Baptist
The church, 3716 E. Park Ave. in North Terre Haute, is having a “Camp Kodiak” vacation Bible school 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, with the Richard Boyle family. Children aged 4 years through the sixth grade are welcome. There will be preaching from God’s Word, puppets each day, craft time and snacks and prizes from the “Country Store.” For more information, contact Pastor Gene Jeffers at 812-466-9411.
Rio Grande Baptist
Please join us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. We sing traditional hymns along with praise and worship songs. A children’s message is presented, after which all children and youth are invited to attend classes. Youth group meets at 6:30 p.m Sunday. Prayer meeting is 7 p.m Wednesday. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Rio Grande Baptist Church is located at the corner of Rio Grande Avenue and Erickson Street, at 4411 E. Rio Grande Ave. in Terre Haute. Please visit our website at www.riogrande church.com or email terrehauteRGBC@gmail.com for more information.
Sacred Heart, Clinton
Sacred Heart parish, at 558 Nebeker St. in Clinton, invites you to celebrate Mass at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday. Weekday Masses are at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday and at 8:30 a.m. on Friday. We welcome our new pastor, Fr. Michael Fritsch, to our parish this month.
St. Joseph, Rockville
St. Joseph parish and Fr. Michael Fritsch, our new pastor, invite you to celebrate Mass with us this weekend at 11:15 a.m. Sunday. We are located at 217 E. Ohio St. in Rockville. Weekday Masses are celebrated at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and 8:30 a.m. Wednesday .
Father John Hollowell and the parishioners of the church, at 19 N. Alabama St., welcome you to join them for Mass at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday or 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Weekday Masses are celebrated at 5:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, and 9 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. At 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, 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. Please contact Annette at the parish office for information about our food pantry garden. For information about any of our parish programs or services, please call the office at 812-448-1901.
St. Benedict Church
Father Ed Goldbach, pastor, and the parish community of St. Benedict, invite you to join us for Mass at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, and 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. Mass is celebrated at 12:05 p.m. each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. We welcome newly-ordained Friar Matthew Malek to our parish and the Terre Haute community. The church is located at 111 S. Ninth St.
Our high school youth and leaders are working at Indiana Nazareth Farm in Brown County until Tuesday. 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. Tickets are $60 per person, $240 per team, and include golf, cart and lunch. Check-in/lunch is at 11 a.m. Shotgun start is at noon. Find forms at shjth.org or get in touch with Warren Artz at 208-4003 or Janet Roth at email@example.com.
The Secular Franciscans of Terre Haute and friends will serve a free pancake and sausage breakfast for the poor and homeless from 9 to 11 a.m. today in St. Benedict’s soup kitchen.
St. Joseph University Parish
Friar Mark Weaver, pastor, and the parish at 113 S. Fifth St., invite you to celebrate Mass with us this weekend. Mass is 5 p.m. Saturday. Sunday Masses are on a 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, 6 to 8 p.m. We will pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet on July 30 and every other Tuesday after that. For more information about our services or programs, please call the parish office at 812-232-7011.
The Parish Campus Ministry seeks to build Christian community and enhance the personal and spiritual growth among college students. We welcome students from ISU, Rose-Hulman, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and Ivy Tech. College students, are you home for the summer and bored? There is a group of college students meeting for faith, fun and fellowship at 7 p.m. Mondays in the Campus Ministry Lounge. For information, contact Preston at campusmin@
St. Margaret Mary
Fr. Rick Ginther, pastor, and the parish community, invite you to join us for weekend Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday, or 11 a.m. Sunday. Misa en Espanol a las dos todos los Domingos (Spanish Mass at 2 p.m. each Sunday). Please check the weekly bulletin for weekday Mass times. Our bulletin is available online at www.smm-terrehaute-in.org. We are located at 2405 S. Seventh St. For more information about our parish or any of our programs, please visit us online or call the parish office at 812-232-3512.
Save the date of Aug. 11, 2013, for our parish picnic, at 1 p.m. in Deming Park following the 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 fundraising effort for our parish. All hands on deck to set up this huge event.
Reservations can be made now for the Beef and Boards matinee performance of “Father of the Bride,” Wednesday, Sept. 18. 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 please 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 St. Mary’s Village Church invite you to join us for liturgy at 9 a.m. Sunday. For information or to register, call the office at 812-535-1261.
St. Patrick Church
Fr. Rick Ginther, pastor, and the parish community at 1807 Poplar St., invite you to weekend liturgy at 6 p.m. Saturday, or 9 a.m. Sunday.
You are also welcome to join us for weekday Mass at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Every weekday we have a communion service at 7:15 a.m. For information about any of our programs, call the parish office at 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 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. 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
The church parishioners welcome you to celebrate Mass with them at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. 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.
Our high school youth and leaders are working at Indiana Nazareth Farm in Brown County until July 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. Tickets are $60 per person, $240 per team, and include golf, cart and lunch. Check-in/lunch is 11 a.m. Shotgun start is at noon. Find forms at shjth.org or get in touch with Warren Artz, 208-4003, or Janet Roth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.thdeanery. org to check out a book. The Pastoral Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Come out and enjoy the John Paul II High School Crusaders’ summer carnival. We are gearing up for two fun days of music, food and carnival games from noon to midnight on Aug. 9 and 10. If you or a group would like to spend some time helping and supporting the school, we could really use you. We need helpers for setup and cleanup, games, food, etc. We also need business sponsors for event. For more information, visit us at www.johnpauliicatholichigh.org.
Worship service, 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 speaker, Dr. Roland Kohr, with his sermon, “God’s Second Banana,” based on Exodus 4:10-16 and I Corinthians 12:12-24.
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, and their next meeting is 6 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 8. Unity supports local, national and international missions.
Amie Ellison is our choir director and 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 Scottsburg Presbyterian Church of Scottsburg, Ind., and blessings to the staff and volunteers at Big Brother Big Sister.
We also have an outdoor sanctuary you may visit for quiet reflection at any time. All are welcome. Church office 812-299-2206; Facebook: Unity Presbyterian Church, Terre Haute, Ind.; blog: unitypresbyterianchurch.
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The church is an American Baptist church, 11200 S. Carlisle St. in Terre Haute. The phone number is 812-299-2112, and the pastor is Fred Harrison.
While traditional in most of our ways, we seek to adopt ministries that reach people in an ever-changing culture. We are a friendly, family-like congregation. Oregon is a church where you can quickly join in as we seek to please God by living his great commandment to “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 at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday. The Rev. Fred Harrison leads us in morning worship at 10:30 a.m., and Sunday evening service is 6 p.m. Adult Bible study is 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Youth groups have ended for the summer and will resume in August.
The church, 125 N. 7th St., will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Lant Davis’ sermon, “For the Sake of Ten,” will be based on Genesis 18:20-32, which tells the story of how Abraham appealed to the Lord to spare the city of Sodom. A time for coffee, conversation and refreshments immediately follows worship, downstairs in the fellowship hall. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. From 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday, the church hosts Parents’ Night Out/Kids’ Night In for the families of the church. For details, call the church office 812-232-5049 or visit us online: www.thcpc.org.
Shelburn First Baptist
You are invited to the Shelburn First Baptist Church for services tomorrow. Our youth pastor, Dusty Tryon, will have the message.
Sunday school at 9 a.m., with worship at 10 a.m. The youth meets 6 p.m. Our Zumba class meets 5:30 p.m. Monday. Our community dinner is 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The youth, led by Dusty and Samantha Tryon, meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
We are an American Baptist congregation and meet at the corner of Mill Street and U.S. 41 in Shelburn. You may reach us at 812-397-5595, or online at www.fbcshelburn.com.
St. John Missionary Baptist
Please join us on Sunday, July 28, as we celebrate the second pastoral anniversary for our pastor, the Rev. Dexter D. Jordan. The church is located at 1915 Buckeye St.
The Rev. Larry Hutchinson Sr., associate minister at Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, will be bringing the message at the 11 a.m. service, and will also preside over the 3 p.m. service. Our special guest for the afternoon service will be Pastor Kevin Long and the congregation from the Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church in Indianapolis.
All are welcome to attend these services and worship with us. For further information, please call 232-2122.
Rosedale Baptist Church
Pastor Randy McPike and the congregation at Depot and Middle streets in Rosedale invite you to the 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship service, 10:30 Sunday school, 7 p.m. Sunday evening service and 7 p.m. Wednesday prayer and Bible study. For more information, please call 765-548-2857.
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. Come and join the fun.
“Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of Man cometh.” -Matthew 25:13
First Unitarian Universalist Congregation
We are located at 1875 S. Fruitridge Ave. Service is at 10:30 a.m., and the speaker will be Robyn Morton. She will speak on “Human, Heal Thyself.” Robyn is a dedicated gardener, aspiring herbalist, exuberant cook and rabid fiber-person. She is also associate director of the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice at St Mary-of-the-Woods.
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 at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s message entitled ”Worthy Prayers and Determined Faith,” and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and special musical praise to God.
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 a discussion on “Gifts for the Temple” (Ezra 8:24-30). 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 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. in Thirza Bunce Room. 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 three years through the age of 18 years include: Nursery and Toddlers with A. J. Nicoson; Beginners (ages three to five years) taught by Jessica Kendall; Kindergarten (K to five years) taught by Gwen Dugger; and Youth Class (grades 8-12) taught by Gail Hayes and Nancy Rogers. This Sunday, the theme is “Paul’s Journey to Rome.”
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 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays. Interested students are welcome to become members of this group. Contact Tiffany Grossman at the church office for more information, the summer schedule, and youth group events in July and August.
The 7th Cents Youth Group will gather at the Whitaker home for enlightening discussion of issues, with food, games, movies and Christian fellowship, 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
Upcoming event: Dr. Bob Cowden, chair and professor emeritus of the ISU music department, will lead the congregation in a “Hymn Sing” as special praise to God Sunday, Aug. 4, during the regular church service. Please join us.
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,
If you are interested in any of the activities listed above or in our very active women’s ministries, please contact the Church office at 812-232-2319.
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 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.
Please 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. Please note that the front entrance is locked approximately 10 minutes after the each service had begun but the Worship Center is open during the entire service. We always welcome those who are running late.
Our current sermon series is “Making the Most of Our Lives.” Our sermon topic on July 28 is “Being Aware that God Uses People” and on Aug. 4, “Being Good Stewards.”
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 Sundays at 9:50 to 10:40 a.m., and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Wednesdays 6 to 8 p.m.
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 evening beginning at 7 p.m. in Wide Eye Café. Other groups include the Lunch Bunch (women), Yarn Spinners and Men’s Fellowship Group.
North Campus Activities:
The Noodle Club meets Monday at 9 a.m. This group is famous for its delicious pasta. Come join the group to hone in on your cooking skills. Our Care Group meets Thursday at 10 a.m. to help spread Christ’s message to our shut-ins and newcomers.
Mark your calendars. Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School will be Sunday to 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 held at South Campus)
Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. Miss Florence Eden Morris (playing solos on the violin, guitar, viola, piano and mandolin); 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 our new website at www.mountpleasant
family.org, friend us on Facebook (Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church) and/or follow us on Twitter @Mt_PleasantUMC.
Memorial United Methodist
The 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.
Please join us Sunday, for one of the following services. The Rev. Chiyona Bourne’s sermon will be “Did You Yet A.S.K.?”. We are often afraid to pray, to talk to God, to ask God for what we want and need in life. We may even shy away from praying about our personal needs and honor the request to pray for others; yet, we are reminded through scripture, to Ask, Seek, and Knock. Will this practice take root in us today? Scripture: Luke 11:1-13.
At 8:45 a.m. we have our traditional worship service. If you like to sing traditional hymns, hear a choir anthem by our chancel choir and hear multiple scripture readings in a more formal setting then this is the service for you.
At 9:45 a.m. please join us for our Fellowship and Refreshment Time. At 10 a.m. please join us for Sunday school. We have many to choose from and for all ages. At 11 a.m. we have our second service PRAYZ. Our casual family type worship, with the wonderful PRAYZ band. If you like to wear jeans to church, sing along with the praise team to praise music, see film and media used in worship, and you like a more laid back and casual service then this is the service for you.
The Traditional and PRAYZ. worship services both contain a children’s message, scripture readings, music, pastoral prayer, and the sermon. Children may stay in the service with their family or they may attend Children’s Church following the Children’s Message.
Tai Chi with Rebecca Graves meets Tuesday and Friday 3 to 4 p.m. Now offering a “gentler” form of Tai Chi for arthritis. Everyone is welcome.
Nami (National Alliance on Mental Illness) meets the 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the library. This is a support group for persons living with depression, panic attacks, anxiety, bipolar or schizophrenia and is open to the public. For more information contact Betty Porter at 812-877-9950.
For more information please call our church office at 812-234-0776, fax us at 812-235-3574 or visit our website at www.umcmemorial.com.
We invite you to join us for worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Bernie Jackson’s sermon topic this week will be “Dealing With Temptation” with scripture text from Matthew 4:1-11. Special music will be provided by soloist Sarah White. A children’s story is provided in worship every Sunday and afterward children in grades k-3 are dismissed to Children’s Church. Sunday school follows worship with classes available for all ages, including nine adult class options. The First Link Hospitality Center is open before and after the service serving freshly brewed Rex coffee, light refreshments and providing a great place for members and guests to become better acquainted.
The church is an American Baptist congregation, 4701 E. Poplar Drive. In addition to worship and Sunday school, we also provide a comprehensive music ministry, as well as very active youth and children’s ministries. Our small group ministry will begin a new season within the next few weeks. First Friends is our weekday pre-school program with nearly 100 children enrolled in classes for beginners, middlers and pre-kindergarten. For further information about our church please visit our website at www.thfbc.org
New Life Fellowship
New Life Fellowship will be hosting Royal Tailor in concert Friday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Get your tickets or more information at 812-877.9348. While you are here, let us invite you to worship with us this Sunday. 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 Adult Bible Study meets in the Fellowship Hall. Elevate Youth (ages 12 through High School) as well as College and Career (ages 19 through 25) meet at 6:30 p.m. at North Campus. Home Fellowship Groups meet in homes throughout the area -- call 812-877-9348 to find a group near you. Come check us out at 7849 Wabash (East Glenn) – we have a place for you. www.newlifeterrehaute.com – Where no one has a past and every one has a future.
Trinity Lutheran Church
The church, 2620 Ohio Blvd. 812-232-7628.
Please come and join us at our 10 a.m. worship service each Sunday morning, 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 Sunday of July 28, 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 our church or our ministries, please call 812-232-7628.
The people who believe in God and experienced His kindness are given the task of helping people develop a friendship with God. That is the church’s task. It is the task we fail at often. We want to communicate the same genuine love and respect that we have received. Come and experience the difference Grace can make in your life. www.gccth.org
We invite you to celebrate faith in God with us. Our worship is 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 www.prayforyouinterrehaute.com.
We meet in Gospel Assembly Church, 401 W. Springhill Drive. 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, www.gccth.org or call 217-251-4507.
First Congregational Church
First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio, invites you to join us on Sunday, as we return to our study of the book of Acts with one of the most critical stories in the birth and growth of the 1st century church — the conversion of the persecutor, Saul of Tarsus. The transformation from Saul to the beloved Paul the Apostle is one of breathtaking speed and remarkable impact. God’s use of one who had done everything possible to destroy the growing movement of Jesus followers is, in the simplest form, a reminder to us all that God calls the right person for the right task, even if it doesn’t make sense to us. Join us as we look at Paul’s story and see how sudden conversions can be just as effective as those that come through lengthy search and study and how it all fits in the 21st century lives we lead.
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. Friends are invited to help us fill the food barrel donations for the area Food Bank. Bring your non-perishable, non-breakable container food items.
This Sunday we resume our monthly Dialogue at St. Arbucks with a discussion of “Why Did Jesus, Moses, the Buddha, and Mohammed Cross the Road?”, a look at Christianity in a multi-faith world. We will gather at 6 p.m. at 25th and Wabash for a lively discussion.
First Congregational Church is a member of the National and Midwest Associations of Congregational Christian Churches, founded on the principles of “Faith, Freedom & Fellowship.” We believe that we can put those principles into action by welcoming everyone into the fellowship of this church family and by serving God, through Christ, in our community and the world. There’s a place here for you. You can find us online at www.FirstChurchTH.org or on Facebook.
Pastor Jack Diel and the Seelyville UMC family invite you to join us on Sunday for morning worship at 9:30, followed by a time of fellowship hosted by Jean Reynolds and Jacque Trinler. Sunday School classes begin at 10:45 a.m. and nursery care is provided by Dee Allee and Mary Ellen Hankins. Kid’s Hour continues from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster with helper Mary Ellen Hankins.
Our guest speaker this Sunday is Deb Moore Hardin with Cathleen Flynn, vocal/guitar soloist presenting “Shout to the Lord.” Liturgist is Bob Webster with Mary Jensen serving as pianist/organist.
The church office is open this week with Beginning Yoga taking place on July 31 at 5:30 p.m. Seelyville United Methodist Church is 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 email@example.com.
Reformed Presbyterian Church
The Terre Haute Reformed Presbyterian Church, a new congregation committed to the inspired and infallible Word of God, invites you to join us for worship this Sunday. Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. The regular adult 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 “Confession of Sin” 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 North 25th St. (corner of 25th Street and Fifth Avenue). A nursery for ages 3 and under is available during the worship service.
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Walk through Bethlehem
The second Walk through Bethlehem Christmas is scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Vermillion County Fairgrounds in Cayuga.
Church to present ‘Music Inspired by The Story’
The Worship Arts Ministry of First Christian Church in Brazil will present “Music Inspired by The Story” at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday in the church auditorium. This multi-media program will feature the FCC Worship Band, Choir and several soloists.
Thirteen celebrate 60 years as Sisters of Providence
This year 13 Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods celebrate 60 years in the Congregation. In addition to other ministries through the years, six sisters served in the Wabash Valley, giving 105 total years of service at the places listed below.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: Dec. 7, 2013
THE JOY LADY: Shouldn’t we follow that star, bow down and worship Him?
Ask any person in any group of people to name a star, and you will get surprising answers. For instance, if you ask this certain preacher I know for the name of a star, he will smile and say, “Sandra Bullock.”
VERNA DAVIS Remember the perfect gift has already been given
I know some people who are experts at buying gifts. No matter what the circumstance, they find just the right gift for the right person at the right time. I envy those people.
CHURCH BRIEFS: Nov. 30, 2013
- Church briefs: Nov. 23, 2013
The Joy Lady: It shouldn’t be difficult to hide His Word in your heart
Psalm 119 is an interesting Psalm, too. Not only is it the longest chapter in the Bible, Psalm 119 devotes eight verses about God and His Word to each of the 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet.
- Church Briefs: Nov. 16, 2013
Campus minister making a difference
When new campus minister Andrea Beyke drove through the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College gates for the first time, she knew she was home.
Providence Center Gift Shop plans moving sale
The Gift Shop at Providence Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods, is having a moving sale from Sunday to Dec. 15.
Joy Lady: ‘Everything that we have … comes from God’
If I were in charge of the world, I would make sure that under-eye concealers would actually conceal the bags under my eyes. I would make my cheeks blush only when I want them to, and my lipstick would never wear off. I would make my eyes do their own bifocaling so I would no longer need glasses. And that’s just to take care of my face.
- Church briefs: Nov. 9, 2013
Gary woman receives Guerin Ministries award
Frances Ginther of Gary was recently named the Guerin Outreach Ministries Leadership and Advocacy Award recipient for 2013.
- Church briefs: Oct. 26, 2013
Joy Lady: What’s a Christian to do when bad things happen?
Remember that children’s book by Judith Viorst titled “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day?” The story recounts how, through no fault of his own, things were not going well for poor Alexander. Boy, can I relate. Last week was a terrible, horrible, no-good very bad week for me. It was only God’s hand sustaining me that got me through it.
Sisters of Providence retreat offers spiritual renewal
The Sisters of Providence invite the public to retreat to St. Mary-of-the-Woods Nov. 8-13 for the retreat, “Woodscape: A Week at the Woods.”
Maple Avenue Church to host turkey dinner
Maple Avenue United Methodist Church will host its annual turkey dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Family Life Center, 1203 Maple Ave.
- Briefly: Oct. 26, 2013
Joy Lady: Do we have so many blessings we have forgotten to thank God?
My father was a romantic soul. He would often buy flowers or perfume or jewelry for Mom for no reason other than he loved her. He went all out for anniversaries — new dress for Mom, dinner at a nice restaurant, and a mushy romantic card. But, there was one anniversary that was a bit different. It was Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1968, and I remember it like it was yesterday.
- Briefly: Oct. 19, 2013
Marshall church planning annual Chili Day
First United Methodist Church is planning its annual Chili Day for Nov. 5. The church is at 702 Plum St., in Marshall, Ill.
- Church briefs: Oct. 19, 2013
Church Lady: Music and singing in church is all about worshiping God
OK. Check the front of the nearest Methodist hymnal for “John Wesley’s Rules of Congregational Singing,” written in 1761. Among other things, Mr. Wesley wanted church-goers to learn the hymns before they learned any other tunes.
- Briefly: October 12, 2013
- Church briefs: October 12, 2013
Third Thursday lecture at ISU to address religion, marriage equality
The ISU Center for the Study of Health Religion and Spirituality is scheduled to present the second of its monthly Third Thursday Lecture and Discussion Series programs at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17.
Clinton church to celebrate anniversary
First Christian Church of Clinton will celebrate the 125th anniversary of its organization, along with the 100th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone for the present-day sanctuary, during the 10 a.m. worship service on Sunday.
- Church briefs: October 5, 2013
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