News From Terre Haute, Indiana


May 30, 2014

CHURCH BRIEFS: May 31, 2014

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Celestial Christian

Community Bible study at 7 p.m. Tuesday, 1219 S. 12th St. Visit or call 812-917-4410.

First Southern Baptist

Located at 1200 E. Davis Drive. Bible study is 9:15 a.m. Sunday, with Sunday school for infants through fifth grade. Worship service at 10:30 a.m. Kid Worship for kindergarten through fourth grade is after singing. Extended session check-in for those under 4 years old is 10:15 a.m.

From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday we have Spark for children, Ignite youth group and Blaze adult prayer group. The pastor is the Rev. Bryce Ulrich. Call 812-235-7623 or email, and visit

First Unitarian

Universalist Congregation

1875 S. Fruitridge Ave. Sunday service is 10:30 a.m. Children’s religious education is 10:50.

Sunday’s speaker is Shari Woodbury, intern minister at UU Congregation of Columbus, with “Desire and Destiny.” The Upanishads tell us, “You are what your deep, driving desire is.” Is desire good, bad, or neutral?

Rational Free Thinkers group meets at 9:15 a.m. Sunday.Call 812-232-1193 or find us on Facebook.

Mount Pleasant

United Methodist

Aaron Wheaton, senior pastor, and Rick Swan, assistant pastor, and the church invite you to join us.

South campus, 3050 E. Davis Drive, offers Sunday worship at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m., Sunday school at 10 a.m. North campus, 1075 N. Fruitridge Ave., offers Sunday school at 9 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m. Both campuses will host Holy Communion.

South campus has services in fellowship/worship center. Use front entrance until 10 minutes after each service starts, or west entrance at any time.

Try one of our small groups or Bible studies, available at both campuses. Music and arts opportunities include praise band, choir, hand bell choir and drama team.

We offer Upward soccer programs for kindergarten through eighth grade, in addition to a special needs league, at the north campus.

 Revolution, for college-age students and up, meets Thursday with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Call 232-4808 for directions.

South campus activities:

Parenting Sunday school class begins a new study Sunday. “Balancing LIfe’s Demands” by Chip Ingram will help you get a handle on your life and bring your priorities under the submission of God.

Lifeline, for grades six through senior year, meets 9:50 to 10:40 a.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sundays, and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. X-Treme Tweenz, for fifth-graders, meets bi-weekly 4 to 6 p.m. Sundays.

Prayer meeting is 6 p.m. Monday in chapel. Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program from hurts, habits and hang-ups, meets 7 p.m. Friday in Wide Eye Cafe. Other groups include the women’s Lunch Bunch, Yarn Spinners, Sit & Fit, and men’s fellowship group.

North campus activities:

Care Group meets 10 a.m. Thursday to help spread Christ’s message to our shut-ins and newcomers.

The Needle Nook and Hook meets Monday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Activities include sewing, crocheting, and knitting lap robes and afghans. Everyone invited regardless of skill level.

Registration is under way for Vacation Bible School 2014, “Wilderness Escape,” for both campuses. The south campus registration deadline is June 8.

Call 812-232-4808 (south) or 812-232-2478 (north), visit, friend us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @Mt_PleasantUMC.

North Side Christian

Vacation Bible Camp is June 20 to 22 at 2525 E. Hasselburger Ave., 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Children in preschool through fifth grade are invited. We will have songs, snacks, crafts, a Bible lesson, a puppet show and great activities and challenges. The theme will be “Survivor,” on people in the Bible who survived challenges because of their faith in God. We’ll see how one man survived a lion’s den, and three men in a fiery furnace.

Pre-registration by June 10 is encouraged at 812-466-7949 or

Reformed Presbyterian

“A Costly Ransom” will be Pastor Bill Roberts’ sermon this Sunday, part of a series on the book of 1 Peter.

Sunday school meets at 9:30 a.m., morning worship at 10:45 a.m. A nursery for children 3 and under is available during worship. A meal will be provided after worship.

Central Christian Church  —

Disciples of Christ

We encourage you to support Team of Mercy’s Surviving the Color Run this morning, dedicated to the memory of Hannah Crist.

Worship with us Sunday at 9:30 a.m. We celebrate Communion every Sunday, for all who wish to partake. Sunday we will celebrate the Ascension of Christ, our 2014 graduates and our teaching ministry. A special time for the young church will take place. During this time they will pass around their Blessing Box for spare change to be donated to charity. Nursery care is provided during worship. Fellowship with drinks and donuts is after worship.

Sunday school for all ages is at 11 a.m. Adult Bible study is 9 a.m. Monday.

Elders meets at noon Sunday for prayer, study, fellowship and service to the church.

On Monday, we will have Communion with residents of Bethesda Gardens at 10:30 a.m., and at Wyndmoor at 11 a.m.

A congregational meeting for all members will follow worship June 8.

Join us at 4950 E. Wabash Ave., call 812-877-9959 and visit

Oregon Baptist

We are an American Baptist Church, 11200 S. Carlisle St. Call 812-299-2112.

Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Rev. Fred Harrison leads us in morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Note: Youth groups have completed their meetings and will resume in August.

St. Benedict

Join us at 111 S. Ninth St. Mass on Saturday at 5:30 p.m., Sunday at 8:30 a.m. or 11 a.m., and weekdays at 12:05 p.m. Soup kitchen pancake breakfast is today, 9 to 11 a.m. Registration forms have been sent to all volunteers for Nazareth Farm in Brown County. High school youth, send completed forms to your youth leader. Call us at 812-232-8421.

St. Joseph University Parish

We are at 113 S. Fifth St. Mass at 5 p.m. Saturday; Sunday at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; and weekdays at 5:15 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet is prayed Wednesday at 4:45 p.m. Call us at 812-232-7011.

St. Margaret Mary

Worship at 2405 S. Seventh St., with Mass Saturday at 4 p.m. or Sunday at 11 a.m. Spanish Mass is at 2 p.m. Sunday. The sacrament of reconciliation is today at 2:30 p.m.

The next inquiry class for those interested in learning more about the Catholic faith is Wednesday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Several Bible studies are available: Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. is Fr. Robert Barron’s DVD series, “Catholicism.” Friday at 9:30 a.m. is the “Creed” series, and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. we will present “The Psalms.” Join us at any time. Visit us online or call 812-232-3512.

St. Mary’s Village Church

Join us for Liturgy Sunday at 9 a.m. Call us at 535-1261.

St. Patrick

Join us at 1807 Poplar St. Liturgy is today at 6 p.m., Sunday at 9 a.m., and Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. Every weekday, a Communion service is at 7:15 a.m. The sacrament of reconciliation is today at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 8 a.m.

Vacation Bible School is June 23 to June 27, for children 4 years old to grade 5. Those going into grade 6 and up are needed as volunteers. Register for both at


Visit us online or call 812-232-8518.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

We are at 2322 N. 131⁄2 St. Mass is Saturday at 4:30 p.m., Sunday at 10:30 a.m., and Friday at 11 a.m. Table of the Good Shepherd Food Pantry ministry continues to go well. With summer coming up and kids home from school, they are especially in need of food such as peanut butter and jelly. Thank you for your continued donations of soap, toothpaste, shampoo, toilet paper and dish soap. Call us at 812-466-1231.

Annunciation, Brazil

Find us at 19 N. Alabama St. Mass on Saturday at 4:30 p.m., Sunday at 8:30 a.m., Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. Latin Mass is Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Visit us online or call 812-448-1901.

Sacred Heart, Clinton

Come to 558 Nebeker St. Mass is Saturday at 4:30 p.m., Sunday at 9 a.m., or Thursday and Friday at 12:05 p.m. Reconciliation is Saturday, 3:30 to 4 p.m. Bible study is Monday at 6:30 p.m. K of C Bingo is Friday at 7 p.m. Call 765-832-8468.

St. Joseph, Rockville

We are at 217 E. Ohio St. Mass Sunday is 11:15 a.m., Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. The sacrament of reconciliation is Tuesday, 4:30 to 5 p.m. Call 765-569-5406.

Centenary United Methodist

We are at 301 N. Seventh St., adjacent to Indiana State University. Worship with us Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore , and listen to the chancel choir.

Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s message, “A Spirituality of Pentecostal Awaiting” (Acts 2:1-21), and listen to a special musical event.

Fellowship in church library follows at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school classes are at 10:45 p.m. Nursery care is provided. The Friendship Class adult Bible study will meet and discuss “Obey the Lord” (Haggai 1:1-11, 2:9). Lamplighters Discussion Group will meet in the Disciple Room. Preschool, primary, junior and youth classes are offered.

The 7th Cents Youth Group meets for “Grill Out and Game Night” at Centenary Sunday, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Contact Youth Director Tiffany Grossman at 589-1647.

Join our prayer and meditation time on Thursday, 11 a.m. to noon. Call us at 232-2319.

Central Presbyterian

Join us at 125 N. Seventh St. at 10:30 a.m. Sunday for traditional worship. Pastor Lant Davis’ sermon, “Do Not Be Surprised,” will be based on 1 Peter 4:12-14 and 5:6-11, assuring Christians that, although they may suffer, God will support and strengthen them. The Lord’s Supper will be served. Nursery care is provided. Coffee and conversation will follow worship in the fellowship hall. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m.

The church will host a luncheon for newer members at noon Sunday. Training for Vacation Bible School volunteers will occur at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The deacons’ meeting has been cancelled. The Women’s Book Club meets Thursday at 7 p.m. On Friday, 5:30 to 9 p.m., we host Parents’ Night Out/Kids’ Night In for families of the church. Call us at 812-232-5049 or visit

Church of Christ, Terre Haute

We are at 4017 E. Margaret Drive. Assembling times are Sunday at 10 a.m. for Bible study, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. for worship, and Wednesday for Bible study at 7 p.m.


Grace Community

Sunday worship is at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Keith Gaddis will be speaking. He is a great communicator of the love God. We have Sunday school for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Child care is available.

Our worship is a contemporary/traditional mix. If you need a prayer, use

We meet in the Gospel Assembly Church building, 401 W. Springhill Drive, west of Debaun Funeral home. Visit or call 812-236-1507.

Patton United Methodist, Dennison, Ill.

Join us at 21775 E. 2250th Road, one mile west of the state line on the Clark/Edgar County Line Road. Worship is at 8:30 a.m.

On June 7, from 7 to 9 a.m., breakfast will be served at the church. Biscuits and gravy, sausage, bacon, eggs, fruit, etc. will be available for a freewill offering.

Memorial United Methodist

Worship with us Sunday at 2701 Poplar St. The Rev. Scott’s story will be “Advice for Grads, Christians and Others Pursuing Life’s Dreams.” Some grads know exactly what they want and where to do get it. Some aren’t so sure. The only thing that seems to be the common denominator is that pursuing life’s dreams is the next step. The writer of 1 Peter has some great advice for us. Scripture: I Peter 5:6-11.

At 8:45 a.m. we have our formal traditional worship service, with hymns, a choir and multiple Scripture readings.

At 9:45 a.m. join us for fellowship and refreshments.

At 10 a.m. join us for Sunday school, with many to choose from, for all ages.

At 11 a.m. is our casual PRAYZ! service, with the PRAYZ band, film and media.

Both services contain a children’s message, Scripture readings, music, pastoral prayer and the sermon. Children may stay in the service or attend children’s church after the children’s message.

Memorial Preschool is accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year, available at the preschool or church office. We have classes for 2’s, 3’s and Pre-K.

Call us at 232-9046.

Tai chi with Rebecca Graves meets Tuesday, 3 to 4 p.m. We also offer tai chi for arthritis.

Call 812-234-0776 or visit

Trinity Lutheran

Join us at 10 a.m. Sunday at 2620 Ohio Blvd. Holy Communion is offered at each worship service, and Sunday school for all ages is at 9 a.m.

Pray for those affected by recent tornadoes. You can donate money designated to “U.S. Tornadoes”  to help disaster survivors in several states clean up, rebuild and recover. Donations may be dropped off at our church or sent to: Lutheran Disaster Response, 39330 Treasury Center, Chicago, IL 60694-9300. Learn more at

Call us at 812-232-7628.

First Baptist

Join us for worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Bernie Jackson’s sermon will be “How Is Your World View?” which the Scripture Acts 1:1-11. Music will be provided by the sanctuary choir and Jim Tucker. The service will also include the ordinances of baptism and Communion. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m., for all ages.

The contemporary Link Service will be at 6 p.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall, with Associate Pastor John Campbell’s sermon series on Revelation and the youth Link Praise Team.

Vacation Bible School will be June 16 to 20, 9 a.m. to noon, for those who will have just completed pre-kindergarten through grade five. Our theme will be “Agency D3: Discover, Decide, Defend.” Register on the church website or in the church atrium.

We are an American Baptist congregation at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Visit

St. George’s Episcopal, West Terre Haute

We invite you to Sunday adult Christian education, 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. in church hall. The topic will be the “Holy Currencies” workshop attended by several parishioners.

A Sunday worship service of Holy Eucharist will be at 10 a.m., with The Rev. John Brockman as the celebrant. Fellowship will follow.

We are at Ferguson Hill, 1337 N. Smith Place. Visit or call 812-533-1346 and leave a message. Contact person: Sylvia Brockman, bishop’s warden,

United Methodist Temple

Join us Sunday. Our guest pastor, the Rev. Chiyonna Bourne, will lead worship services at 8:45 (traditional) and 11 a.m. (contemporary). The sermon will be on Judges 6:11-18, “If… If… If… Then How?” Scripture readings for this week are Judges 6 to 8, “Gideon’s Test”; and Acts 2, “Pentecost.” Sunday school is at 10 a.m. A nursery is available.

Church activities:

Monday: 10:30 a.m., Holy Yoga (Level 1-2); 12:15 p.m, Celebrate Recovery, with lunch and groups for dealing with “hurts, habits and hangups”

Wednesday: 10:30 a.m., Holy Yoga (Power/Sculpt)

Thursday: 10 a.m, Piecemakers Quilters

Friday: 10:30 a.m., Holy Yoga (Gentle); 12:30 p.m., Senior Connection luncheon.

Our seventh annual Summerfest Catfish Dinner will be June 7, 4 to 7p.m. Adult tickets are $8 in advance, $9 at the door, for a catfish fillet, three sides, a drink and dessert. The Indiana Blood Center will host a blood drive at the same time. Call us at 812-299-1898, or visit or


Seelyville United Methodist

Pastor Jack Diel and the church invite you to worship Sunday for Ascension Day. A nursery is available, and a coffee hour will follow. Kid’s Hour meets from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., followed by Sunday school.

Scriptures for Sunday are Psalm 47 and Acts 1:1-11. Special music will be a trumpet solo, “It Is Well With My Soul,” by Nathan Mensah. Holy Communion will be served.

Pastor Jack’s sermon will be “Ascension Faith,” on Jesus’ call to witness the faith throughout the world. Our important mission is to witness Jesus as Lord and Savior.

The prayer and Bible study group meets on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the library. Beginning Yoga is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Contact the church office for other meetings.

We are at the corner of U.S. 40 and Second Street. Contact us at 812-877-1868 or

First Congregational

Join us at 630 Ohio St. on Sunday. The Rev. Carlson will bring the sermon “Work to Do.” With the ascension of Jesus, the momentum for advancing the kingdom of God and the work that Jesus began, shifted to the disciples and followers — and us. What does the task we have been given look like?

Services are at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., with children’s Sunday school after the children’s sermon. We will celebrate Communion.

Sunday evening, we will gather for our monthly Dialogue at St. Arbucks: Where Faith & Life Meet, at 6 p.m. at 25th Street and Wabash Avenue, to discuss “What Non-Christians Want Christians to Hear.”

Find us at or

Peniel United Methodist, Brazil

We are on Kennedy Crossing Road.

Holy Communion will be served Sunday to all who wish to partake. Sunday’s Scripture is St. John 7:37-39. Pastor Pippin’s message will be “Rivers of Living Water.” Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m., with services at 10:45 a.m.

The Men’s Banquet will be June 7, 6 p.m. Call Pastor Pippin at 812-443-8489.

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