Community Bible study at 7 p.m. Tuesday, 1219 S. 12th St. Visit celestialchristianchurch.org 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 email@example.com, and visit www.fsouthern.org.
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 www.cccthdiscples.org.
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 www.riograndechurch.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 www.thcpc.org.
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.
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 terrehauteumtemple.org or www.facebook.com/
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
www.stgeorgesindiana.com or call 812-533-1346 and leave a message. Contact person: Sylvia Brockman, bishop’s senior warden, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 foryouinterrehaute.com.
We meet in Gospel Assembly Church building, 401 W. Springhill Drive, west of DeBaun Funeral home. Visit www.gccth.org or call 812-236-1507.
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.
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 www.mountpleasantfamily.org, 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.
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 ChurchTH.org 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.
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.
The Joy Lady: What would we have to do to have peace in our lives?
Suppose someone asked, “What would you do for a million dollars?” What would we answer?
- Church briefs: July 26, 2014
Gospel soloist to perform July 27 in Brazil
Gospel music soloist Ryan Seaton will be in concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday in First Christian Church at Brazil.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: July 19, 2014
Events, preachers lined up for 3-day Cross Road Revival
The Cross Road Revival, an old-fashioned revival and worship service, will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday to July 26, at the Vigo County Conservation Club, 10382 Grotto Road.
THE JOY LADY: Captivating, making obedient our minds, word by word
The last part of 2 Corinthians 10:5 says, “We take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” Now come on, Apostle Paul. Capture every thought? I mean, really. Is that possible?
THE JOY LADY: ‘The words of my mouth, the meditation of my heart’
I know that today is only July 12, and we are four months away from Thanksgiving dinner. I know that it’s hot and you might not want to heat your oven for an hour to bake a pie.
- Church Briefs: July 12, 2014
- Providence Food Pantry to host rummage sale fundraiser
- CHURCH BRIEFS: July 5, 2014
- RELIGION BRIEFS: July 5, 2104
THE JOY LADY: Do we use words for building up or tearing down?
Over the years, I have learned a thing or two.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: June 28, 2014
THE JOY LADY: Lewis, Dumas, Bonhoeffer: The words we read feed our souls
I work in a public library. It’s a perfect job for a bibliophile like me. (Don’t worry, that’s not a dirty word!)
RELIGION BRIEFS: June, 21, 2104
• Four-church VBS and adult Bible study event
• Retiring pastor to be honored for service
- CHURCH BRIEFS: June 21, 2014
THE JOY LADY: Evidence of our faith is not evident when we know what to do
Sometimes bad things happen to us. That’s usually when we ask, “Why, Lord?” But I wonder, do we have the right to ask that in the bad times if we’ve never asked it during the good times?
The Joy Lady: What should we do when we get annoyed with every day events?
I confess. Sometimes I get pretty annoyed with other people. Especially when they don’t do things just as I would have them done.
- Church briefs: June 14, 2014
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THE JOY LADY: Listen: Saying what you mean, speaking the truth
Sometimes we don’t always speak the truth. Even when we say one thing, we mean another.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: June 7, 2014
Providence Gift Shop relocating with new name
The Gift Shop at Providence Center of St. Mary-of-the-Woods will host a grand opening celebration on June 20.
Methodist Temple seventh annual catfish dinner today
The Seventh annual “SummerFest” catfish dinner outreach of United Methodist Temple in Terre Haute will be today on the church grounds, 5301 S. U.S. 41.
June Taizé prayer service to focus on family
Persons of all faiths are invited to an ecumenical Taizé Prayer gathering from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Church of the Immaculate Conception at St. Mary-of-the-Woods.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: May 31, 2014
THE JOY LADY: We should pursue righteousness as if we’re starving for it
My doctor wants me on a new routine. Take a shot, eat breakfast.
The Joy Lady: Important questions we should ask ourselves every day
I recently attended a memorial service at the nursing home where my stepfather spent the last years of his life. It wasn’t a big service, there were no bands or flags or special speaker brought in. Nor was it a service where people bowed their heads in silent prayer as the names of the loved ones were read.
- Church briefs: May 24, 2014
Humorist, musician to bring SpiriTed tour to Terre Haute June 1
Maple Avenue United Methodist Church will be hosting daily columnist/
humorist Jonathan Richard Cring and artist/musician Janet Clazzy during their SpiriTed “Gospel According to Common Sense” tour, which includes comedic and inspirational essays from Cring’s national daily column at www.jonathots.
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