News From Terre Haute, Indiana


June 21, 2014

CHURCH BRIEFS: June 21, 2014

Terre Haute St. Stephen’s Episcopal

Worship services in the historic church at 217 N. Seventh St. are at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday.

After worship Sunday join the camaraderie, coffee and conversation. All are welcome.

For more details and a complete list of activities, visit or call 812-232-5165 Tuesday through Friday.

Celestial Christian

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

First Unitarian

Universalist Congregation

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

Sunday the speaker is the Rev. Doddie Stone, with “Acedia: Who Cares,” her thoughts after reading Kathleen Norris’ book “A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer’s Life.”

Rational Free Thinkers group meets 9:15 a.m. Sunday, discussing pomp and circumstance versus secularization.

Call 812-232-1193 or on Facebook.

First Southern Baptist

Join us, 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 under 4 years old at 10:15 a.m.

From 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Spark for children, Ignite youth group and Blaze adult prayer group.

Pastor is the Rev. Bryce Ulrich. Call 812-235-7623 or, and visit

Mount Pilgrim

Missionary Baptist

Church, 1935 Tippecanoe St. The Rev. Charles D. Irvin Jr., pastor, celebrates Men’s Day Sunday at 3 p.m. Guests are the Rev. T. Michael Russell, pastor, choir and congregation of Shiloh Missionary Baptist.

World Gospel

We will host a community worship service Sunday, June 29 at 6 p.m., a time of praise and worship followed by message. This is sponsored by Wabash Valley Ministerial Association. Offering goes to Light House Mission. Child care provided. We are at 900 Gardendale Road, off Indiana 46. Call 812-877-2075.

St. Benedict

Join us, 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.

Next soup kitchen pancake breakfast is June 28, 9 a.m. Soup kitchen lunch is served weekdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Vacation Bible School is this week for children ages 4 to grade five. High school youth will volunteer this week at Nazareth Farm in West Virginia. Join Father Matthew Malek and Sue Butwin for the program “Loving Someone with an Addiction,” June 29, 1:30 p.m. Reservations are encouraged. Contact 812-232-8421 or

St. Joseph University Parish

We are at 113 S. Fifth St. Mass is 5 p.m. Saturday; Sunday at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sacrament of reconciliation is celebrated Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet is prayed Wednesday at 4:45 p.m. Vacation Bible School is this week for children ages 4 to grade five. High school youth will volunteer this week at Nazareth Farm in West Virginia. Call 812-232-7011.

St. Margaret Mary

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

Vacation Bible School is this week for children ages 4 to grade five. Adults, join us for summer study: Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., will be Fr. Robert Barron’s DVD series “Catholicism”; Friday, 9:30 a.m., Creed series; and Sunday, 9:30 a.m., “The Psalms.” Join us when you can. Visit online or call 812-232-3512.

St. Mary’s Village Church

Join us for Liturgy Sunday, 9 a.m. Vacation Bible School is postponed and will be rescheduled. Call 812-535-1261.

St. Patrick

Join us at 1807 Poplar St. Liturgy is 6 p.m., today, Sunday at 9 a.m., and Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. Every weekday, Communion service is 7:15 a.m. Sacrament of reconciliation is 7 p.m. today and Sunday at 8 a.m. Soup kitchen lunch is served weekdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Vacation Bible School is this week for children ages 4 to grade five. Those going into grade 6 and up are needed as group leaders and for help with snacks, games, crafts, etc.

Catholic Adult Fellowship meets Tuesday, 7 to 8:30 p.m. in rectory, continuing our Jeff Cavins Bible study. 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. and Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Vacation Bible School this week for children ages 4 to grade five. High school youth volunteer this week at Nazareth Farm in West Virginia. Call 812-466-1231.

Annunciation, Brazil

Find us at 19 N. Alabama St. Mass 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 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 meets 6:30 p.m. Monday; Knights of Columbus host bingo at 7 p.m. Friday. 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. Sacrament of reconciliation is Tuesday, 4:30 to 5 p.m. Call 765-569-5406.

Eighth Avenue Baptist

We are at 2128 Eighth Ave. Church office hours are weekdays, 8 a.m. to noon. Call 812-235-5401. Sunday at 6 p.m., in place of our regular evening services, we will have in concert Matthew Marshall, Christian gospel pianist. Freewill offering will be taken. After services, we will host a fellowship hour.

First Congregational

Join us at 630 Ohio St. Sunday. The Rev. Carlson will bring the sermon.

Services are 8:30 and 10:30 a.m., with children’s Sunday school after the children’s sermon.  Find us at or

Memorial United Methodist

Worship Sunday at 2701 Poplar St. and listen to the Rev. Scott’s sermon, “What in the World are We Doing in Tanzania?”

At 8:45 a.m. we have our formal traditional worship service, with hymns, a choir and multiple Scripture readings; 9:45 a.m. fellowship and refreshments; 10 a.m. Sunday school, with many to choose from, for all ages; 11 a.m. is casual PRAYZ! service, with PRAYZ band, film and media.

“Workshop of Wonders” Vacation Bible School, Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Memorial Preschool is accepting applications, for 2’s, 3’s and Pre-K. Pick up an application at preschool or church office. Call 812-232-9046.

Call 812-234-0776 or visit

Oregon Baptist

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

Sunday school is 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Fred Harrison leads worship at 10:30 a.m.

Riley Bible

Main service Sunday at 11 a.m. We are two doors down from Dollar General, off Indiana 46. Call 812-230-6053, visit www.riley or find us on Facebook.

First Christian, Clinton

We will host Vacation Bible School Tuesday to Friday, 6 to 8 p.m., with the theme “Sky: All Things are Possible if You Trust God!” Program open to ages 4 to sixth grade. Older students are encouraged to attend as helpers.

Meal will be provided each evening for children, with a cookout on last night. Parents are encouraged to eat with their children Tuesday during the community meal, and at the cookout on last night.

We are at 649 Blackman St. Contact christian649@ or 765-832-9180.

Reformed Presbyterian

Worship Sunday. Pastor Bill Roberts’ sermon will be “Being the Temple of God,” in his series on 1 Peter. Shorter versions of the messages can be heard at 7:31 a.m. EDT on WPFR.

Worship is 10:45 a.m. Sunday school for all ages is 9:30 a.m., and worship at 10:45 a.m. Meal and fellowship follows. Nursery for ages 3 and under is available.

Unity Presbyterian

Worship service, 1207 E. Springhill Drive is 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Congregation and pastor, the Rev. Jenni Walker Noyes, invite you to join in worship. Hear her sermon “Seeing Requires Good Vision, Not Just Good Eyes,” based on Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5 and Acts 16:9-15.

Child care available. Fellowship and coffee will follow services.

Discussion group meets 5 to 6 p.m., studying the book “Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the Neighborhood Church is Transforming the Faith” by Diana Butler Bass. Reading ahead of time is encouraged, but not essential. We will go out for dinner afterward.

Call 812-299-2206, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays, find us on Facebook, email and visit

Christ United Methodist

We are at 221 S. Sixth St. Vacation Bible School for ages 3 to 13, Monday to Thursday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; and starting at 6 p.m. Friday. There are Bible stories, songs, crafts and outdoor games. Family and friends invited to attend Friday for hot dogs, chips and cookies, served after a short program.

Centenary United Methodist

We are at 301 N. Seventh St. Worship with us Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s message, “The Power of Being Enticed” and listen to an ISU student quartet.

Fellowship in church library follows at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school classes at 10:45 a.m. Nursery care provided.

Lamplighters Discussion Group meets in Disciple Room. Preschool, primary, junior and youth classes are offered. Children are invited to rehearse for special bell musical event.

The 7th Cents Youth Group are working in Vacation Bible School, “Workshop of Wonders,” Sunday to Thursday. Contact Youth Director Tiffany Grossman at 589-1647.

Today, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., we will participate in Habitat for Humanity workday for the construction of a new house at 2248 Chase St. Call Seeleyville United Methodist at 812-877-1868.

Join our prayer and meditation time Thursday, 11 a.m. to noon.

Peniel United Methodist, Brazil

We are on Kennedy Crossing Road.

We will host Methodist Men’s Meeting June 28, 8 a.m.

Pastor Pippin’s Sunday message will be “Freedom From Fear!” with Scripture St. Matthew 10:24-19. Sunday school is 9:45 a.m., with services at 10:45 a.m.

Call Pastor Pippin, 812-443-8489.

United Methodist Temple

Pastor Kevin Drane leads Sunday worship services at 8:45 (traditional) and 11 a.m. (contemporary).

The children will sing songs from Vacation Bible School at 11 a.m. services. Sunday school is 10 a.m. Nursery is available.

Church activities:

Monday: 12:15 p.m, Celebrate Recovery, with lunch and groups for dealing with “hurts, habits and hangups”; 6 p.m., Mary Martha Circle

Tuesday, 1:30 p.m., staff meeting; 6 p.m., trustees

Wednesday: 6 p.m., staff parish team

Thursday: 10 a.m, Piecemakers Quilters

Friday: 10:30 a.m., Holy Yoga (Gentle)

Call 812-299-1898, or visit or


Central Presbyterian

Join us at 125 N. Seventh St. at 10:30 a.m. for traditional Sunday worship. Pastor Lant Davis’ sermon, “Follow Me,” is based on Matthew 10:24-39, in which Jesus teaches about the cost of being his disciple. 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. Call 812-232-5049 or visit

Harvest Temple Church

of God, Sullivan

Join us at 245 W. Northwood Drive. Jonah fish fry Friday, 4 to 7 p.m. Adults, $9; kids 4 to 12, $4; under age 3, free. Meal includes all-you-can-eat fish, baked beans, cole slaw, homemade potato salad, bread, dessert and drink.

Grace Community

Special Sunday at The Meeting Grounds. We invite you Sunday worship at Sixth and Washington streets, at 10:30 a.m. This is in sanctuary of the old Presbyterian Church building.

We have Sunday school for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Child care available.

Worship is a contemporary/traditional mix. If you need a prayer, use Visit or call 812-236-1507.

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. A Sunday worship service of Holy Eucharist will be at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Larry McMahan as the celebrant.

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,

Mount Pleasant

South campus, 3050 East Davis Drive, offers Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., Sunday school classes at 10 a.m. North campus, 1075 N. Fruitridge Ave., offers Sunday school at 9 a.m. with worship service at 10 a.m.

On June 22, Willem Charles of Mountaintop Ministries, Haiti, is guest speaker at south campus.

South campus activities:

Parenting Sunday school class began a new study on June 1.

North campus activities:

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

Vacation Bible School 2014, Wilderness Escape. There is still time to register for the July 27-31, 6 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. session will be at north campus.

For information, call south campus, 812-232-4808 or north campus 812-232-2478. Visit website at www.mountpleasant, friend us on Facebook (Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church) and follow us on Twitter @Mt_PleasantUMC.

First Baptist

We invite you to join us for worship Sunday at 9:30 am. Dr. Bill Griffith will be preaching. Dr. Griffith, our senior pastor during the years 1992-99 is currently serves as our pastor emeritus. Children’s story is included in our worship every week, after which children in grades K-3 are dismissed to Children’s Church. Sunday School with classes for all ages is 10:45 am.

Link Service Sunday at 6 p.m. is our contemporary service, held in fellowship hall. Pastor John Campbell will be preaching as he continues a sermon series from Revelation.

Located at 4701 E. Poplar Drive and website is

Central Christian

Church-Disciples of Christ

Holy Cow Drop. This new exciting event is today from noon to 3 pm. (The cow arrives at 1 pm). We will fill the pasture with 3,000 squares. If the cow pie lands in your square, you win $10,000. Tickets are $10 each and available until sold out.  We will have live music, games, a bounce house, food drinks, and raffles. See website for more info.

Central Christian Church is an open and affirming congregation. All are welcome to worship Sunday at 9:30 am.

Sunday we celebrate our week of Vacation Bible School through music, drama, and prayer. Special time is held for Young Church. Nursery care provided during worship.

Sunday School for all ages at 11 a.m. Adult Bible Study is 9 a.m. Monday at the church.

Join us, 4950 E. Wabash Ave. Call 812-877-9959. website is  

Seelyville United Methodist

Pastor Jack Diel and Seelyville UMC family invite you to worship at 9:30 a.m. Kid’s Hour at 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Sunday School follows Fellowship time.

Special music will be presented by flute soloist Chelsea Linville. Guest pianist is Andrew Keiser.

Monday the Crafty Quilters meeting in the home of Shirley Knox at 7 p.m. The Prayer & Bible Study group meets at church Tuesday at 10 a.m. Yoga continues at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The staff-parish relations committee convenes at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in library.

Seelyville United Methodist Church is located on the corner of U.S. 40 & Second Street in Seelyville. Church phone, 812-877-1868 with email contact at

Trinity Lutheran

Please come and join us at 10 a.m. Worship Service with Holy Communion each Sunday morning at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2620 Ohio Blvd., Terre Haute.

June 29 Youth Group members will be leading worship service and children in our congregation will be collecting Pennies for their Penny Power ministry during the service to help feed hungry children and others around the world through the ELCA World Hunger Organization. After worship service we will share a picnic pitch-in meal at Deming Park.

For details concerning Trinity Lutheran Church or ministries, call 812-232-7628.


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