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Church Briefs: July 12, 2014

Celestial Christian

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

First Southern Baptist

Join us 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 after singing. Extended session check-in for those 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. Contact us at 812-235-7623 or, and visit

First Unitarian

Universalist Congregation

We are at 1875 S. Fruitridge Ave. Sunday service is 10:30 a.m., with Sara Laughlin on “A Temple in the House.” Inspired by a book with the same name, she will share how spirituality, inner peace and centeredness may be found in one’s own personal environment.

Rational Free Thinkers group meets 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Topic: “What makes something ‘profane?’”

Call 812-232-1193 or on Facebook.

Eighth Avenue Baptist

We have Vacation Bible School, 2128 Eighth Ave. from Monday to Thursday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; and Friday, with a program at 7 p.m. and fellowship hour to follow.

The theme will be “Son Treasure Island,” for age 2 through sixth grade. Saturday, the Trustee Board will sponsor a homemade ice cream social, 1 to 3 p.m. Homemade ice cream/trimmings will be served. Freewill offering taken.

Call 812-235-5401, weekdays 8 a.m. to noon.

Seelyville United Methodist

Pastor Jack Diel and church invite you to worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Nursery available. Kid’s Hour meets 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., followed by Sunday school. Fellowship after worship.

Scriptures for Sunday are Psalm 110:105-112 and Matthew 13:1-9 and 18-23, with Steve Jones as liturgist. Special music and hymns will be presented.

Pastor Jack’s message will be “The Sower,” encouraging us to listen and learn from Jesus.

Monday will be an Administrative Council meeting, 7 p.m. Prayer and Bible study group meets Tuesday, 10 a.m. Finance and Stewardship Committee meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Yoga with Trudy Newton meets Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. Emmaus group meets Friday, 6 p.m., for pizza and Vacation Bible School setup.

Register your children for VBS, July 21 to 25. Call church office or VBS Director Mary Wade. We are at corner of U.S. 40 and Second Street. Call 812-877-1868 or seelyvilleumc@

Central Christian Church

Disciples of Christ

Welcome to worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. We will rejoice in the reign of God breaking forth in our world as we focus on the Gospel according to Matthew. Communion, for all who wish to partake. Special time for young church will take place. Nursery is available. Fellowship with drinks and donuts after worship.

Sunday school is 11 a.m. The young church is learning about religious traditions from around the world. Adults and youth may participate in “Living the Questions.” Adult Bible study is 9 a.m. Monday.

Active Adults group meets for dinner Friday, 6:30 p.m., at newly opened Old Bank Grill. A signup sheet is at Information Center.

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

Rio Grande Baptist

Join us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., and worship services at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., at 4411 E. Rio Grande Ave. We are at corner of Erickson and Rio Grande. Visit

St. Benedict

Join us at 111 S. Ninth St. Mass 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 lunch is served weekdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

St. Benedict Parish Festival continues tonight, 5 p.m. to midnight. Call 812-232-8421.

St. Joseph University Parish

We are at 113 S. Fifth St. Mass is 5 p.m. Saturday; and Sunday at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet is prayed Wednesday, 4:45 p.m. Sacrament of reconciliation is Saturday, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Call 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 2 p.m. Sunday. Sacrament of reconciliation is today at 2:30 p.m.

Join us for summer Bible study: Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Fr. Robert Barron’s DVD series “Catholicism”; Friday, 9:30 a.m., Creed series; and Sunday, 9:30 a.m., “The Psalms.” Call 812-232-3512 or visit online.

St. Mary’s Village Church

Join us for Liturgy Sunday, 9 a.m. Call 812-535-1261.

St. Patrick

We are 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, Communion service is 7:15 a.m. Sacrament of reconciliation today at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 8 a.m. Soup kitchen lunch is served weekdays, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Call 812-232-8518 or visit online.

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. Call 812-466-1231.

Annunciation, Brazil

Join us at 19 N. Alabama St. Mass on Saturday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.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 is 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.

Centenary United Methodist

We are at 301 N. Seventh St., adjacent to Indiana State University. Worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s message, “Broadcast News: Sowing the Good Kind” (Matthew 13:1-13). Dr. Robert Cowden, retired chairperson of the Indiana State University Department of Music will lead congregation in a Hymn Sing and share the stories behind some of the hymns selected.

Fellowship in church library at 10:30 a.m. Sunday school is 10:45 a.m. Nursery care provided. Friendship Class adult Bible study meets and discuss “Love Builds Up” (1 Corinthians 6: 8). Lamplighters discussion group meets in Disciple Room. Preschool, primary, junior and youth classes are offered. The children are rehearsing for special bell musical event.

Join us Tuesday, 7 p.m. Doris Pell will teach aspects of basic bell ringing. To learn a new musical skill or participate, call 812-232-2319 or 812-236-1224.

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

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.

Central Presbyterian

Join us 125 N. Seventh St., at 10:30 a.m., traditional Sunday worship. The Rev. Scott Paul-Bonham’s sermon, “One Strange Farmer, One Amazing Harvest,” is based on Matthew 13:1-9 and 18-23, in which Jesus tells the Parable of the Sower. Nursery care provided. Coffee/conversation follows worship in fellowship hall. Sunday school 9:30 a.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Terre Foods Cooperative will have its Blueberry Festival in church’s southside parking lot. Call 812-232-5049 or visit

Reformed Presbyterian

Join us for worship Sunday morning, with Pastor Bill Roberts’ sermon “Marriage as God Intends,” part of the series on 1 Peter. Shorter versions of the messages can be heard at 7:31 a.m. on WPFR.

Worship is 10:45 a.m. Nursery for ages 3 and under is available. Meal and fellowship follows.

United Methodist Temple

Pastor Kevin Drane will lead Sunday worship services at 8:45 (traditional) and 11 a.m. (contemporary). Sermon is based on Acts 15:1-11, “We are saved by Grace…” Scriptures for this week are Job 19, 28 and 40-42, “Job’s Hope and Vindication”; and Acts 15, “Team Redevelopment.” Sunday school at 10 a.m. Nursery available for both.

Church activities:

Monday: 10:30 a.m., Holy Yoga (Level 1-2); 12:15 p.m, Celebrate Recovery; 3 to 6 p.m., blood drive in honor of Mike Saylor

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

Thursday: 10 a.m., Piecemakers Quilters; 6 p.m., Finance Team

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

Call 812-299-1898, or visit or


St. George’s Episcopal

Join us at 10 a.m. Sunday for Holy Eucharist worship service. The Rev. William Wieland is the celebrant.

We will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the church’s founding with open house Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It will include food, fun and fellowship. Historical photographs on display. Wabash Valley Genealogy Society will be present to offer resources.

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 senior warden,

Saints Home Church

of God in Christ

We are at 2210 N. 13th St., and will host the 88th annual Holy Convocation for Historic First Jurisdiction of Indiana Wednesday to Friday. Bishop Mark H. Blade, jurisdictional prelate of Historic First Jurisdiction, will open convocation Wednesday, 11 a.m.

The featured speaker is Dr. Elijah Hankerson III of Life Center International Church of God in Christ, St. Louis. He is international president of evangelism for Church of God in Christ. Hankerson will share the word of God Wednesday and Friday, morning and evening.

Thursday, Mother Darlene Bartlett-Stone will be the overseer of both services. She’s from Indianapolis, and supervisor of women’s department for Historic First Jurisdiction of Indiana. She will share the word of God Thursday morning, and evangelist Charlene Sanders of Indianapolis will be the featured speaker during 7:30 p.m. service.

Blood drive Thursday, 5 to 7:30 p.m.

The C.E. Bennett Memorial Choir will minister in song throughout the three days. Testimonies and inspirational words will also be shared to encourage the people of God. Call 812-235-5252.

Rosedale Baptist

We are at Depot and Middle streets, with Pastor Randy McPike. Call 765-548-2857. Sunday worship service is 9:30 a.m., Sunday school at 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening service at 7, and Wednesday night prayer and Bible study at 7.

Join our summer youth group, Sundays 6 to 7 p.m., for preschool to age 18.

Emmanuel United Methodist

Join us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m.

We are at 6076 U.S. 150, West Terre Haute. Call 812-535-4218 or

Grace Community

Sunday worship is 10:30 a.m., with a message about kingdom of God and how that is lived out today.

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 www.pray

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

Trinity Lutheran

Join us for a worship service at 10 a.m. Sunday at 2620 Ohio Blvd. Holy Communion is offered.

Outreach Committee is collecting back-to-school supplies and will deliver them to children in need at Franklin Elementary and Sarah Scott Middle schools. Donations can include No. 2 pencils, sprial notebooks, pocket folders, Elmer’s glue (white, 8-oz. bottle size), dry erase markers, boxes of tissues, primary-ruled paper, college-ruled paper, etc. Items may be placed in the box marked “Back to School Supplies” in the narthex area of the church. Items will be collected Sunday through Aug. 31. Call 812-232-7628.

Mount Pleasant

United Methodist

Aaron Wheaton, senior pastor, and Rick Swan, assistant pastor, and 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.

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:

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:

Registration is under way for Vacation Bible School, “Wilderness Escape,” at north campus. Children discovers that God guides and provides. VBS is 6 to 8:30 p.m.July 27 to 31.

Preschool registration: The south campus is registering students for next school year, Tuesdays through Thursdays, for ages 3 to pre-K.

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

Peniel United Methodist, Brazil

We are on Kennedy Crossing Road. Services are at fairgrounds this Sunday, not at the church. Join us for biscuits and sausage gravy prepared by Methodist Men before the service. There is no charge, but freewill offerings are appreciated. Thursday is annual church birthday party, at 6 p.m.

On July 20, pastries and beverages served between Sunday school and church services, at 10:20 a.m. Call Pastor Pippin at 812-443-8489.

First Congregational

Join us at 630 Ohio St. Sunday. The Rev. Carlson will bring the sermon, “The Gospel Every Day.” The story of Daniel and his friends reminds us of our ability to persevere through all sorts of trials if we remember that we don’t travel those dangerous paths alone — God is always with us.

Services are 8:30 (meditative, no music) and 10:30 a.m. (traditional, full service). Children’s service during 10:30 gathering, with Sunday school after children’s sermon.

We are a member of the National and Midwest Associations of Congregational Christian Churches. Find us at www.First or www.facebook. com/FirstChurchTH.

Jasonville Assembly of God

We will have a movie night showing “God’s Not Dead” at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, in church’s gymnasium, 339 W. Main St. Admission is free, concessions available by donation to support youth missions. The movie depicts a debate between an atheistic professor and a Christian student, and features the Newsboys, Kevin Sorbo, and Willie Robertson of “Duck Dynasty.” A separate movie will be available for young children.

Rockville Memorial

Presbyterian Church

We are hosting a farewell celebration for Marjorie Hays on Sunday, July 13, from 2 to 4 p.m., in Rockville at the Beechwood Park Pavilion.

Come enjoy ice cream, homemade cake, live music and neighbors at the Beechwood Park Chautauqua Pavilion, (College Street and Mecca St.) On Sunday, July 13 from 2 until 4 (rain or shine).  

Our friend Marjorie Hayes is moving to Minnesota to be near her family. She will be leaving in August or soon thereafter. Memorial Presbyterian Church, in collaboration with Parke County Community Foundation, Tri Kappa, Rockville Rotary Club and other individuals and organizations invite you to a farewell party.

At the core of this party is the notion that we are thankful for and inspired by Marjorie’s life of service. So, we are inviting you to engage in an act of service in Marjorie's honor.

As a volunteer, she has given her time and resources for more than 60 years.

Find some small way to serve your community, then come to Marjorie’s party at Beechwood Park on Sunday afternoon, July 13, 2014.

Bring a card with a note about your volunteer activity and give to Marjorie, honoring her service to by your own service to others in her honor.


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