News From Terre Haute, Indiana

March 9, 2013

CHURCH BRIEFS: March 9, 2013


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Seelyville United Methodist

Pastor Jack Diel and the Seelyville UMC Family invite you to worship March 10, the fourth Sunday in Lent, at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care will be provided and a time of fellowship and refreshment will begin at 10:45 a.m. Kid’s hour continues from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster. Children from ages 5 to 12 are encouraged to attend. Sunday school for all ages is from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

The sermon for March 10 it titled “Reconciling God” and focuses on God not giving up on us when we turn away, instead standing ready to welcome us back. Scripture readings are 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 and Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32. The anthem will be directed by Cathleen Flynn with organist/pianist Jane Linville. Hymns for this Sunday are “Great Is Thy Faithfulness,” “This Is A Day of New Beginnings” and “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling.”

Scouting groups will meet Monday and Tuesday as usual and prayer and Bible study group will gather at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Book banter buffet meets for lunch and discussion of the book “Destiny of the Republic” by Millard in the home of Jo Phillips at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Beginning yoga continues at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church with instructor Trudy Newton. Financial Peace University, led by Steve and Patty Jones, continues its Spring Session on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the church.

Seelyville United Methodist Church, on the corner of U.S. 40 and Second St., in Seelyville. The church office phone number is 812-877-1868 with email contact at “We are a caring family making disciples for Jesus Christ.”

St. Stephen’s Episcopal

Worship services in the historic church at 217 N. Seventh St.,Terre Haute, are at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday and noon Thursday. Afterward worship Sunday join the camaraderie, coffee and conversation. All are welcome.

For more details, visit or call 812-232-5165 Tuesday through Friday.

Soup Supper and Study: Meets at 5 p.m. followed by discussion on Sundays March 10 and 17. Be on your way home by 7 p.m. Our study is a lighthearted and current look at the Episcopal Church, based on Jesus was an Episcopalian (and you can be one too by Chris Yaw.

Lenten Helping Hands for Bor, South Sudan, and Brasilia, Brazil: Please help the Sunday School raise “change for a change.” See the poster in the Great Hall for more information. You may donate ‘change’ or take home a small change jar and bring it back when it’s full.

Crafty SewNSews: Attention knitters: We are ready to start putting knitted squares together if you are ready to start knitting or crocheting. We are asking that you use knitting worsted but we are happy if you do garter stitch. If you prefer to do a design, that will be OK. Let’s try to keep them as close to 8 inches as possible. However, if yours comes out a little different, it is not a problem.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

There are many opportunities for you to worship and fellowship with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Our sacrament meetings at 9 and 11:30 a.m. provide an opportunity to worship the Lord, Jesus Christ through the ordinance of the sacrament, music and messages prepared by fellow congregants. Following each Sacrament Meeting, you can also attend a Sunday School class. There are classes for every age group that all focus on increasing our knowledge of our Savior, Jesus Christ through the study of the scriptures. Following Sunday School class, join us as we meet in smaller groups to focus on individual needs of men, women, youth and children as followers of Christ. During the week, we have even more opportunities to gather. On Tuesdays at 7 p.m., college-age young adults meet for gospel study. We also have a Cub Scout pack, a group for girls age 8 to 11, a group for young women age 12 to 18, two Boy Scout troops, a group for young men age 12 to 18, a women’s book club meeting, a crafting group and much more. Each meeting is a chance to be uplifted and strengthened. We welcome you to join us as we strive to “Come unto Christ and be perfected in Him.”

For more information about our faith or for more information about our meetings, we encourage you to contact our full-time missionaries at 812-219-8578 or 812-219-8933 and visit

Please join us for these upcoming events: Saturday, March 16 at 10: am – Dry-Pack Canning and Emergency Preparedness Open House. Come and learn how to preserve dry-goods for up to 30 years and learn some valuable information about preparing yourself and your family for any eventuality. For more information, please visit our Facebook page, “Wabash Valley Community Dry-Packing.”

Saturday, March 30 to 10 a.m.—Easter Egg Hunt. Bring the little ones for a grand egg hunt along with fun activities for the whole family. Rain or shine.

Rio Grande Baptist

Please join us for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. We worship with traditional hymns, praise and worship songs and a children’s message with Pastor Matt. Youth group meets Sunday at 6:30 p.m.

Prayer meeting is Wednesday at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

During the month of March we will be taking up America for Christ offering. These gifts to the AFC offering helps American Baptist Home Mission Societies, in partnership with individuals, congregations and other organizations, to fulfill the mission of being salt and light, sharing hope in the United States and Puerto Rico so that others might know and glorify God.

Rio Grande Church, 4411 E. Rio Grande, at the corner of Erickson and Rio Grande. Please visit our website at or email at

Grace Community

The presence of God. The word of God. The love of God. This is what you will experience at Grace Community Church. We invite you to celebrate faith in God with us. Our worship begins at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. Grace is a safe place to experience and interact with God. Each Sunday - Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. for people of all ages.

Our worship is a contemporary/traditional mix and lead 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.

We meet in the Gospel Assembly Church, 401 W. Springhill Drive, Terre Haute. It is just west of DeBaun Funeral home on the north side of street. Come in 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, or call 217-251-4507.

Unity Presbyterian

Worship service at 1207 E. Springhill Drive is 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to this 3rd Sunday in Lent. Our pastor is Linda Peters. A special guest speaker Amanda Clarke, is a sophomore at Bethel College. Last year she went on a mission trip to Ethiopia to build a school and work with the children. Amanda is very passionate about her work with children and recently raised money for childhood cancer. She was willing to shave her head if enough money was raised and end result was a shaved head. Amanda will be sharing her experiences from her trip to Ethiopia and expectations for her next trip in June. She is a graduate of Terre Haute South High School and her family is still located in Terre Haute.

Sunday School class follows a Moment with the Children. Child care is available throughout the morning. Join us for fellowship following the service.

Unity Presbyterian Church is a small church with a huge heart. Our youth group meets once a month on the second Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Unity supports local, national and international missions. Join us for Potluck and Praise each Thursday evening 6 p.m.

Amie Ellison is our choir director, Andrea Marlow is our organist. Choir rehearsal is every Thursday, 7 p.m. and every Sunday 10 a.m. For the month of March, Unity will pray for Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, N.J. This week pray for Brown County Fellowship Presbyterian Church, Nashville. Blessings to all who volunteer, staff members, bus drivers, administrators and students at McLean Education Center Vigo High School.

We also have an outdoor sanctuary you may visit for quiet reflection at any time. All are welcome. Church office 812-299-2206, Blog: our email:

St. Benedict

The parish community of St. Benedict, 111 S. Ninth St., celebrates Mass Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 am and 11 a.m. Daily Mass is celebrated each weekday except Wednesday at 12:05 p.m. Stations of the Cross will be at 7 p.m. on Fridays during Lent. Passion Mime by high school youth will be on Palm Sunday, March 24 during the 11 a.m. Mass. For more information about our parish services or programs please call the office at 812-232-8421.

Knights of Columbus will have a Lenten Fish Fry and Meatless Spaghetti Dinner at St. Benedict Friday, March 22 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Religious Education classes for elementary grades are from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Sunday. High school religious education and confirmation classes are Sunday 5 to 6:45 p.m. High school youth invite all to join them for Sarah Bauer Concert March 10 at Hippodrome Theatre, Eighth and Ohio streets, from 5 to 7 p.m. Early bird tickets are $8 and tickets at the door are $10. Get tickets online at sarahbauer or Terre Haute Deanery Pastoral Center, 1801 Poplar St., or contact Janet Roth. For more information about our High School youth ministry events please contact Janet Roth at

St. Joseph University Parish

St. Joseph University Parish, 113 S. Fifth St., invites you to celebrate Mass with us this weekend. Mass is 5 p.m. Saturday. Sunday Masses are 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weekday Mass is celebrated at 5:15 p.m. During Lent the Stations of the Cross will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. For more information about our services or programs please call the parish office at 812-232-7011.

Grade school and middle school religious education classes are from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Sunday. For more information about grade school/middle school religious education contact Elizabeth Davis at High school religious education and confirmation classes are Sunday 5 to 6:45 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information about High school religious education and confirmation classes at

St. Joseph University Parish serves Indiana State University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology while also welcoming the students of St. Mary-of-the-Woods College and Ivy Tech. Catholic Campus Ministry strives to be the life-giving presence of Christ within the academic community. The ISU Spring Break Trip will be March 10 to 16, Macon, Ga. For more info go to:

St. Joseph University Parish annual Sweepstakes Dinner will be at Idle Creek Banquet Center Friday, May 17, 2013, with proceeds to benefit St. Joseph University Parish and our Honduras medical mission. $100 Sweepstakes ticket includes one dinner and sweepstakes entry. Tickets are on sale now at the parish office.

St. Margaret Mary

The St. Margaret Mary parish community invites you to join us for weekend Mass Saturday at 4 p.m. or Sunday at 11 a.m. You also are invited to the celebration of a Spanish Mass each Sunday at 2 p.m. On Fridays of Lent we will have Stations of the Cross at 6 p.m. followed by a soup and bread supper with reflections on the Psalms by Father Rick Ginther. We are located at 2405 S. Seventh St. For more information about our parish or any of our programs, please call the parish office at 812-232-3512.

Religious education for grades pre-k through 8 is Sunday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at High school religious education and confirmation classes are Sunday 5 to 6:45 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information at High school youth invite all to join them for the Sarah Bauer Concert on March 10 at Hippodrome Theatre, Eighth and Ohio streets, from 5 to 7 p.m. Early bird tickets are $8 and tickets at the door are $10. Get tickets online at or at the Terre Haute Deanery Pastoral Center, 1801 Poplar St.

Adult Faith Formation continues with the Sunday morning Bible Study, Revelation, from the Great Adventure Bible Study series with Jeff Cavins. Group meets in the parish office building Sunday from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m.

St. Margaret Mary annual dinner and raffle will be Sunday, April 28 at Country Club of Terre Haute. $100 raffle ticket includes one dinner as well as raffle entry. The evening also includes a silent auction. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Dave Cash at 299-5190 or Mike Connolly at 299-0010.

St. Patrick

Fr. Rick Ginther, Pastor and St. Patrick parish community, 1807 Poplar St., invite you to weekend liturgy Saturday at 6 p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m. You also are welcome to join us for weekday Mass Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:15 a.m.

Stations of the Cross will be Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. during Lent. Deanery Lenten reconciliation service will be Thursday, March 14 at 7 p.m. in the church. The Living Way of the Cross will be presented by St. Patrick middle school students Thursday, March 28 at 1:30 p.m. in the church. For information about any of our programs call the parish office 812-232-8518.

Sunday morning religious education classes for grades pre-k through 8 meet from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. in Moran Center. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at High school youth invite all to join them for the Sarah Bauer Concert on March 10 at Hippodrome Theatre, Eighth and Ohio Street, from 5 to 7 p.m. Early bird tickets are $8 and tickets at the door are $10. Get tickets online at or the Terre Haute Deanery Pastoral Center, 1801 Poplar St. High school faith formation classes are in Moran Center Sunday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information about high school religious education at

Adult education classes are offered Thursday evening and Sunday morning. Thursday study is: Journey Through Church History, at 6:30 p.m in the school library. Sunday morning study, The Book of James is after the 9 a.m. mass in room A of the Family Life Center.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sacred Heart of Jesus parishioners welcome you to celebrate Mass with them at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Weekday Mass is Thursday at 10:45 a.m. Deanery Lenten Reconciliation service will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m in the church. Passion Mime by high school youth will be Good Friday, March 29 at 7 p.m. We are located at 2322 N. 131⁄2 St. For more information about our parish or programs call the office 812-466-1231.

Religious education classes for grades pre-k through 8 meet Sunday from 9 to 10:15 a.m. High school religious education and confirmation classes are Sunday evening 5 - 6:45 p.m. High School Youth invite all to join them for the Sarah Bauer Concert March 10 at Hippodrome Theatre, Eighth and Ohio streets. Early bird tickets are $8 and tickets at the door are $10. Get tickets online at or at Terre Haute Deanery Pastoral Center, 1801 Poplar St. or contact Janet Roth. For more information about our High School youth ministry events please contact Janet Roth at Adult education with Great Adventure Bible Study continues on the first three Mondays of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. RCIA sessions continue at Sacred Heart Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Have you or someone you love ever thought about becoming Catholic? If so, Sacred Heart, St. Benedict, St. Margaret Mary and St. Patrick Parishes invite you to a Time of Inquiry. The gatherings will offer you a time to question and explore many aspects of the Catholic faith while learning more about the basic teachings of the Catholic Church. These informal sessions will help you determine if you will want to enter the more formal RCIA classes which will begin in late August. Sessions are 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish with baby-sitting provided. For information contact Donna Wenstrup 232-8518.

Deanery Pastoral Center

Sessions with Saints program concludes Wednesday mornings at the Deanery Center, 1801 Poplar St. from 10 to 11:45 a.m. Session includes prayer, DVD, and reflection facilitated by Sr. Mary Montgomery. Join us March 13 for a program on “St. Patrick.” There is no charge.

Don’t give up coffee and chocolate this Lent. Lent offers us six weeks to enter deeply into the work of returning and rebuilding a loving relationship with God and with other people. Stand in solidarity with our low-income brothers and sisters around the world by purchasing fair trade coffee and chocolate this Lenten season. Fair trade coffee and chocolate are available for sale at the Terre Haute Deanery Pastoral Center, 1801 Poplar St. Office hours are Monday - Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call us 812-232-8400 for details on coffee and chocolate products we have available.

Sarah Bauer Concert is coming to Terre Haute - “Real Woman, Real Faith, Real Rock.” Sarah will perform on Sunday, March 10 from 5 to 7 p.m at Hippodrome Theatre, Eighth and Ohio streets, in Terre Haute. The Sarah Bauer Concert is sponsored by the Terre Haute Deanery Pastoral Center, Vocations Committee, and Terre Haute Catholic Youth Ministry. Tickets are available online at or by contacting Janet Roth at or Marcia Lane-McGee at Tickets are also available at Terre Haute Deanery Pastoral Center, 1801 Poplar St. Early Bird tickets are $8 and tickets will be $10 at the door. Don’t miss a chance to hear this beautiful, inspiring young woman in concert.

Oregon Baptist

Oregon Baptist Church is an American Baptist Church located at 11200 S. Carlisle St. Terre Haute, 812-299-2112 Pastor: 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 “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 starts each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Rev. Fred Harrison leads us in morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening service is at 6 p.m. Adult Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. There is also youth groups for Pre-K through high school Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Pre-K to second grade are learning “Values to Grow By” this year using a series from Veggie Tales. The second through fifth graders are “Traveling Route 66” (66 books of the Bible). Please join us as we learn more about God’s word, play games and have a snack.

First Christian

First Christian Church, 324 N. York St., Martinsville, Ill., Tom Weaver, Evangelist. Rock Solid Revival, March 17-20.

Sunday worship at 9:50 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. CDT; Monday-Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Revival theme: “Reviving The Priesthood.”

Sunday a.m.: ”Keys to the Door of Revival”; Sunday p.m.: “The Priesthood of All Believers”; Monday:“The Well-Dressed Priest”; Tuesday: The Effective Priest; Wednesday: “The Disqualified Priest.”

Peniel United Methodist

Our Scripture for this Sunday is from St. Matthew 3: 1-17. Pastor Pippin’s message is “God in a Paper Bag.” There will be an administrative board meeting at the church on Kennedy Crossing Road in Brazil Thursday, March 14, at 7 p.m. The men’s Lenten breakfast will be Saturday, March 16, at Harmony United Methodist at 8 a.m.

Don’t forget the needs of the Food Pantry in Brazil and keep saving those box tops for the schools - such an easy way to give and doesn’t cost a penny.

We welcome everyone to join us for Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and Church services at 10:45 a.m. For more information, contact Pastor Pippin at 812-443-8489.

Hulman Street Wesleyan

The staff and congregation of Hulman Street Wesleyan Church, located on the corner of 20th and Hulman streets in Terre Haute invite you to join us for worship on Sunday morning. Pastor Dan Willis will be bringing the message. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening worship services at 6 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The youth are now meeting on the last Sunday of the month however for this month, because of Easter this month date and time to be announced next week. an evening activity in the Gymnasium that is located next door to the church in the Family Life Center.

Wednesday evenings are packed with excitement at HSWC. The opportunities to grow in knowledge and service are endless. There is something for everyone beginning at 7 p.m.

Adults: In the church sanctuary - Dr. Bill Coker begins a new bible study in the book of Mark.

In the Family Life Center- Dr. Dan Willis continues his Bible study with the young adults.

Youth: The youth, ages sixth grade through high school, meet in the Family Life Center under the leadership of Kier Hopkins- Smith and his team of sponsors. They are currently in the midst of a “Jesus Journey.” The youth have begun a new adventure, Fusion.

Children: Team Kids meet in the Children’s Chapel in the Family Life Center. They are continuing in their “Walk Through the Bible.” Dinner is served Wednesday for the children free of charge, from 6:15 until 6:45 p.m.

New Bible study with Pastor Dan Willis on the Book of Revelation the next class will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. All are welcome. If you wish to attend, it’s not too late. This will be a great study as Pastor Willis has lots of experience teaching this book of the Bible and so many things are changing in our world today.

New events are happening at Hulman Street: we will be hosting dinner and a movie night in the month of March, date, menu and movie title to be announced in next weeks publication so watch church briefs for information. Please call 812-243-9859 and leave last name and number in your group that will attend.

The Toddler-age children meet in Busy Babies Class in Family Life Center. On Wednesday and Sunday evenings, all services are finished by 8:15 p.m, except for movie night ,which may run until 8:30 p.m.

Bus services are available to all of the worship services, please contact the church office to arrange pick up call the church office at 243-2718.

Disciples of Christ

Our Sunday worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome to join us. We will observe the fourth Sunday of Lent with our emphasis on “Living, Breathing, Embodying the Psalms,” and a unique way of the parable of the prodigal. A special time will be held for the young church. Nursery care is provided during the service. After worship we will gather for a fellowship time with donuts and drinks.

Sunday School will begin at 11 a.m. Pastor’s Class meets Sunday at noon. An adult Bible study is held Monday mornings at 9 a.m. with the Rev. Zelensky. This group meets at the church.

 After worship Sunday there will be a meeting about the Youth Group Mission Trip to New Orleans this summer. All interested youth and adults are encouraged to attend. The youth group will meet Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. The Christian kids club will attend the Children’s Theatre performance of “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” at 3 p.m.

We are gathering items for Woodrow Wilson Vigo County Schools backpack program. We continue to sell fair trade coffee, tea, cocoa and chocolate bars.

Our disciples men’s group will meet Thursday. They will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Subway Shop on North Third Street. Our active adults group will meet for dinner Friday evening, March 15 at Pappy’s BBQ in Brazil.

Join us at 4950 E. Wabash Ave. The church office or our minister, Rev. Rebecca Zelensky, can be reached at 812-877-9959. Our church web site is


Father John Hollowell and the parishioners of Annunciation Church, 19 N. Alabama, Brazil, welcome you to join them for Mass Saturday at 4:30 p.m. or Sunday 8:30 a.m. Weekday masses are celebrated Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. On Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. a Latin Mass will be celebrated. For information about our parish programs or services please call the office at 812-448-1901.

Immanuel Southern Baptist

Revival Services, March 10-12. Services: Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday and Tuesday at 7 p.m. Speaker: Dr. John Rogers.

Central Christian Church

St. Mary’s Village

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 Sunday at 9 a.m. Religious education classes are Sunday mornings for grades pre-k through high school. For information about our parish programs call the office at 535-1261.

CrossRoads Baptist

Pastor Walter D. Huyck Jr. and the congregation of CrossRoads Baptist Church of the Wabash Valley invite you to join us for our upcoming Easter celebrations. Good Friday services will be held at our church on March 29 at 7 p.m. “Resurrection Sunday” will be on March 31 at 10:40 a.m. Mark your calendar and join us; we would love to share the love of Jesus with you and yours.

The public is always welcome to join us weekly for any of our regular worship services. Conducted at our new Church facility located at 26063 Kasameyer Drive, Dennison, Ill. 62423, our service times are 9:30 a.m. for Sunday school, 10:40 a.m. for regular worship, and 6 p.m. for evening devotional. Awana and prayer group meet at Consolidated Elementary School in West Terre Haute on Thursdays at 7 p.m. All times are EST and a nursery is provided for our main worship service. Learn more about CrossRoads Baptist Church, its ministry opportunities, missions, and upcoming events on our website at There is a link to Pastor Walt’s website, which offers a vast amount of information to enhance your spiritual journey commitment and growth. Our church mailing address is 350 S. Thorpe Place, West Terre Haute, IN 47885.

First Unitarian Universalist

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation is located at 1875 Fruitridge Ave., Terre Haute, IN. Our regular service is held each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. (Remember to set your clocks ahead one hour the Saturday before this Sunday.)

The Rev. Jennie Barrington’s sermon will be about William James’ “Pragmatism.” William James said, if you want to know what a man believes, look at how he acts.

Also on Sunday, March 10, 2013, at 9:15 a.m., we invite you to join our adult education group, The Rationalist Free-thinkers discussion group. The topic of the discussion, led by Dr. Ed Warner, will be “Why is so much Religious News so Shallow, Biased and Bland?”

 Children’s religious education begins at 10:50 a.m.: there are two groups, youth ages 5 to 9 and tweens, ages 10 and up.

We welcome everyone to Unitarian Universalist Congregation. We invite you to come get to know us. Our regular service is each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. We have disabled access, and can provide large print bulletins and hearing assistance devices if needed. We also provide childcare for young children. We can be reached by Phone : 812-232-1193 or visit our website:

Centenary United Methodist

The congregation of Centenary, located at 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, Sunday, at 9:30 a.m. Hear the Rev. Jimmy Moore’s sermon, entitled, “Lent Four — A Lenten Call to Testimony” (Psalm 40:1-17), and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and the chancel choir, directed by Erich Kendall, sing an anthem regarding a Lenten call.

Felllowship 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), Caroline Dando will teach and lead the discussion on “Daniel’s Prayer” (Daniel 9: 4b-14). At the same time, in the Cross and Flame Room, the Lamplighters’ discussion group continues their study focused on “Guerrilla Lovers” (Revolutionary Compassion).

A new adult class for parents of young children meets in the Thirza Bunce room from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. The class is led by Leah Allman and Michel Starkey. They are reading and discussing the book, “Sticky Faith,” by Kara E. Powell.

 Sunday school classes for children under the age of 3 and up through the age of 18 years include: nursery and toddlers with A.J. Nicoson; beginners (ages 3 to 5 years) taught by Jessica Kendall; kindergarten (K-5 years) taught by Gwen Dugger; and youth class (grades 6-12) taught by Gail Hayes and Nancy Rogers. The theme is “The Passover Meal.”

The “All Church” Lenten Bible study series began on Feb. 17 and continues very Sunday evening until March 24. It will start with supper at 5:30 and adjourn by 7:15 p.m. This program is designed to deepen a person’s understanding of Jesus’ life. We will journey with Adam Hamilton from the Jordan River, Capernaum, site of the Sermon on the Mount, Sea of Galilee, Jacob’s well, and to Jerusalem. The “Big Question” college age group will also be attending this series.

The 7th Cents youth group, a combined Central Presbyterian and Centenary U. M. Church group of students from middle school and high school classes, meets from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Interested students are welcome to become a member of the group. The youth group is continuing its Youth Lenten Series, “The Way: Calming the Storm.” Contact Amanda Tramel at Centenary for more information.

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 on Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to noon. If you are interested in the chancel choir, come and join our rehearsals on Sunday mornings, from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Contact the church office at 812-232-2319 if you are interested in any of the activities listed above or in our very active women’s ministries.

St. Paul Missionary Baptist

The church, at 1000 S. 15th Street, is celebrating its 96th church anniversary tomorrow afternoon at 3 p.m. Special guests will be Pastor Mark Evans and the Prince of Peace Missionary Baptist Church family. Dinner will be served around 1:30 p.m. This year’s theme is “It’s All In His Hands,” from Psalm 121. The public is invited. For more information, call the church, 812-232-7790. Leave a message if there’s no answer.

Shelburn First Baptist

You are invited to Shelburn First Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Sunday for our worship service. Interim pastor the Rev. Ron Riggs will continue his Lenten series, “Snapshots from the Cross in Galatians: Conquest,” based on Galatians 5:24. Our Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. and Route 56 for children is at 10:20 a.m. Our evening adult Bible study, kid jam for children, and our jr. high and sr. high youth are all at 6 p.m. Our youth are led by Dusty and Samantha Tryon. Our community kitchen dinner is on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday our adult and jr. high and sr. high youth meet; our ladies Bible study meets on Friday at 10 a.m. Our church is an American Baptist congregation and we meet at U.S. 41 and Mill Street. We can be reached at 812-397-5595, or online at

Emmanuel United Methodist

We invite you to join us at Emmanuel United Methodist Church for fellowship at 9:15 a.m. and Sunday school beginning at 9:30 a.m. and for worship at 10:30 with Pastor Colleen Harden.

Pastor Colleen will be preaching at the next Willing Hands Cluster Lenten Service to be held at Barbour Ave. UMC on Sunday March 10 at 6 p.m. A collection will be taken and will be divided between Vermillion County Food Pantry and West Vigo Community Center in West Terre Haute. Everyone is invited to worship together at this Lenten Service and fellowship with finger foods after the service.

Emmanuel UMC now has tickets available for purchase for our Wild Game Dinner/Fundraiser to be held on Saturday, March 23. Speaker for the event will be Ken Beck, former owner of Black Widow Bows. This event is open to everyone. Please contact the church office for details. Tickets are $15 each and the dinner will include venison chili, Italian venison, venison and noodles, alligator gumbo, vegetable soup, pheasant, mashed potatoes, green beans, cole slaw and an assortment of homemade breads. Drinks and desserts included. We will also have door prizes and a silent auction. All proceeds will go toward the Community Life Center Building fund. Come on out and enjoy a great evening of Wild Game, fellowship, fun and an inspiring message from Ken Beck.

Eighth Avenue Baptist

Spring will be here before we know it, and not long after comes the blessed holiday of Easter. Our Easter calendar of events is as follows:

Sunday Mar. 24 will be Palm Sunday services at 10 a.m.; followed by an Easter egg hunt at 11: 30 a.m.

Friday Mar. 29 we will be holding our good Friday candlelight communion at 6:30 p.m.

Easter Sunday Mar. 31 will be: 6:30 a.m. sunrise services, 7:30 a.m. sunrise breakfast, 9 a.m. Sunday school, 10 a.m. Pastor Dick Smith’s Easter message.

With all of the above mentioned activities taking place on this day, our Sunday evening services at 6 p.m. will be cancelled.

Continuing into April, on Saturday Apr. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m., our Trustee Board will be sponsoring a Fundraising Spaghetti Dinner in our Church Fellowship Hall. A free will offering will be accepted.

Then on Saturday Apr. 20 at 8 a.m., we will once again be holding our monthly family prayer breakfast.

Central Presbyterian

Central Presbyterian Church (125 N. Seventh St.) will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Lant Davis’s sermon, “No More Manna,” will be based on Joshua 5:9-12, in which the Israelites eat the Passover feast — for the first time in the promised land. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. This year’s series of Lenten programs continues Sunday with a simple supper in Fellowship Hall at 5:15 p.m. Classes are at 6 p.m., and informal worship concludes the evening from 7:15 until 7:30 p.m. The adult class, led by Rev. Scott Paul-Bonham, will be using N.T. Wright’s Surprised by Hope book and video. The children’s program, “God’s Great Surprises,” will be based on Adam Hamilton’s new Lenten study, “The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus.” Childcare will be provided for preschoolers and younger children. The Lenten programs will continue each Sunday night through March 24. The Celebrating Life group meets at the church on Tuesday at 1 p.m. for a program and refreshments. For more details, call the church office 812-232-5049 or visit us online:

Rosedale Baptist

Sunday worship service 9:30 a.m., Sunday school 10:30 a.m., Sunday eve service 7 p.m., Wednesday night prayer and Bible study 7.

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.

Memorial United Methodist

Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 2701 Poplar Street, Terre Haute, IN 47803, invites you to worship with us each Sunday. Parking is available in our large lot behind the church on Oak Street.

Join us on Sunday for one of the following services. The Rev. Scott’s sermon will be “Like a Horse or a Mule.” The Psalmist is writing about the incredible joy in forgiveness and hearing the instructions that will help us live rightly. But, says the Psalmist, we too often act like horses and mules, unruly and stubborn, ill tempered and unwise, and unable to know the joy or accept the wisdom. Us, unruly, stubborn, ill tempered, and unwise, ah, you don’t know what you are talking about. Maybe we are more like a horse and mule that we realize. Scripture: Psalm 32. 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. join us for our fellowship and refreshment time.

At 10 a.m. 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.

The Sewing Stitches will meet on Monday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tai Chi with Rebecca Graves will meet Tuesday and Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. Now offering a “gentler” form of Tai Chi for arthritis. Everyone is welcome.

Knit wits will meet on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m.

Nami (National Alliance on Mental Illness) meets the third 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 call our church office at 812-234-0776, fax us at 812-235-3574 or visit our website at

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, located at 3050 E. Davis Drive, offers Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. with Sunday school classes beginning 10. Our north campus, located at 1075 N. Fruitridge Ave., offers Sunday school at 9 a.m. with the worship service following at 10. Both campuses host holy communion the first Sunday of the month.

On March 10, the sermon will be on “Father Forgive Them” from Luke 23:32-38. On March 17, the sermon at North Campus will be “Today, You Will Be with Me in Paradise.”

Special guest speaker for both services at the South Campus on March 17 will be the Rev. Kerry Shook. He and his wife, Chris, are the authors of the New York Times bestseller, “One Month to Live.” Additionally, their sons will be the guest speakers during the Sunday school time at 10 a.m., sharing their experiences after high school.

On Maundy Thursday (March 28) beginning at 7 p.m., our choir will be performing the musical “Tapestry of Darkeness.” Join us as we remember Christ’s final hours before His crucifixion.

Easter Sunday (March 31) services will begin with a 6:30 a.m. Sunrise service at the South Campus followed by 8:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. worship services. (No Sunday School at the South Campus on Easter.) North Campus will hold its Easter service at its normal 10 a.m. service time.

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 held 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 6th through seniors, meets Sundays at 9:50 to 10:40 a.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and also on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. x-treme tweenz is a group for all fifth graders that meets bi-monthly on Sundays from 4 to 6 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 begin at 6:30. To start the work week, every Monday a prayer meeting is held 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 the Wide Eye Cafe. Other groups include the lunch bunch (women), yarn spinners and men’s fellowship group.

North campus activities:

Mom2Mom meets the third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. with childcare provided. This group is ideal for making new friends and sharing parenting tips and ideas. Outings for moms and children will be planned.

The noodle club meets Monday mornings 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 mornings at 10 a.m. to help spread Christ’s message to our shut-ins and newcomers. Mount Pleasant is connecting families and individuals with God and God’s family through Jesus Christ. For more information, call our south campus at 812-232-4808 or north campus at 812-232-2478 or visit our website at

Church of Christ at Terre Haute

We invite you to come visit with us Sundays at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. We assemble in the meeting room of the Holiday Inn Express, 2633 S. Indiana 46, Terre Haute, IN 47803 (Exit 11, Interstate 70 and Indiana 46).  We are available for Bible study. Contact John Edwards by phone at 812-320-4450 or by email at

We invite you to view our internet broadcast, “What Saith the Scripture?” at If you have a question or Bible topic you would like us to discuss, email it to

We are simply Christians striving to hold fast the pattern of sound words. Our only appeal is to the scriptures. Come, investigate us.

First Baptist

We invite you to join us for worship this Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. Our musical guests will be “The Taylor Sounds” from Taylor University, which is located in Upland, Ind. The Taylor Sounds is an auditioned ensemble of eighteen students dedicated to the highest standard of chamber choral performance. The goal of the group is to learn a breadth of quality musical styles by notable composers. Performance tours include domestic and overseas venues as well as many conferences, conventions and banquets. In addition to the special music, Pastor Bernie Jackson will also continue the sermon series “Questions for Lent.” The topic for this week is “Do You Feel Like Going Away?” with scripture text from John 6:60-71. A children’s story is included as a part of our order of service each week, and afterward children in grades K-3 are invited to attend children’s church. Sunday school, with classes for everyone, including nine adult class options, follows worship at 10:45 a.m. The First Link Hospitality Center is available before and after the worship service providing a place for members and guests to enjoy conversation and light refreshments.

Our music and youth ministries will present a dinner theater on Sunday evening, March 17 beginning at 6 in Esken Hall. The youth will prepare and serve the meal as a fundraiser for their summer mission trip. The musical entertainment will be provided by the children’s choir as they present the Easter musical “It’s Easter” by Cherry Garasi. This event will be by free-will donation, but advance sign up is requested.

The First Baptist weekday preschool is now taking registrations for the 2013-14 school year. We provide classes for beginners, intermediates and pre-kindergarten children. Registration information is available on the church website or by calling the preschool office any weekday morning from 9 a.m. until noon. First Baptist Church is an American Baptist congregation, located at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. A full listing of our Easter services and events, as well as other information about our church is now posted on our website at

United Methodist Temple

The United Methodist Temple family invites all to our Christ-centered fellowship. We meet at 5301 U.S. 41 South, near the Southside Walmart. We offer a variety of Christ-centered activities, and believe that health is an issue of holiness, and that God loves the earth God created. At 8:45 a.m. we worship with traditional, liturgical style, including organ, hymns, and liturgy, a fine chancel choir, and an excellent bell choir. At 10 a.m., we have the welcome café for all, and Bible study for all who come. At 11 a.m., we meet for praise led by a growing praise band including singers, drums, guitar, and keyboard. All are welcome to these vital worship experiences centered in an experience of the risen Christ.  

This coming Sunday we will be understanding the fourth word from the cross: “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” The chancel choir will sing a beautiful piece with that title by Schram. Jesus’ cry of abandonment is affirmed by two of the Gospels, Matthew and Mark, as the most important dying word of Jesus. For many Christians, this cry of abandonment shows the costliness of God’s grace. Jesus’ pain was real and physical, and psychological and spiritual. This cry also shows us God’s willingness to love sacrificially, thereby changing all of our lives, and all reality. This outcry shows God knows first-hand the feelings of hopelessness, doubt and despair that we all experience. We are never abandoned by God, no matter how we feel. He is always there for us in the worst of lives struggles. He knows all our pain intimately. As he made this cry, Jesus used the words of a familiar hymn (Psalm 22), which made reference to God’s final victory over all sin, sadness and death. In the life, death, and resurrection of Christ there is the guarantee that God will never leave or forsake us. The way of retributive justice has been destroyed by the superior way of restorative justice, overturning and abolishing the law of sin and death, replacing it with the superior experience of grace. Join us for our Lenten Life Lessons at 5:30 p.m. for supper and studies at 6:15. They are great and you have a choice. Our weekly schedule is as follows:

Sunday: 8:45 a.m. worship, 10:15 a.m. Sunday school and welcome Café 11 a.m. worship.

Monday: 10:30 a.m. holy Christian yoga, noon celebrate recovery.

Tuesday: 5:30 p.m. WMMG men’s supper, 6 p.m. Zumba, 7 p.m. Ephesians Bible study.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. Daniel — Beth Moore study led by Jill Kuckewich, 6 p.m. Weight Watchers, 7:30 p.m. holy Christian yoga.

Thursday: 10 a.m. piecemakers.

Friday: 10:30 a.m. holy yoga, second Sunday of month: 6 p.m. rock’n praise dinner.

You may reach us and our whole staff through Margaret Fulsom our secretary at 812-299-1898. Pastor Steve Cain can be reached at

First Congregational

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio St. in Terre Haute, invites you to join us this Sunday,  as we as we continue our Lenten sermon series, “Opening Doors: A Journey Through Lent,” with the message “The Door to Forgiveness.” We continue our study in Luke with the story of the prodigal son. While we feel that we know this story so well, once again, we find ourselves looking at it from a different angle and identifying where we stand – in the house or on the porch? Join us as we explore the Word and celebrate the forgiveness gift from God.

Church services are at 8:30 (meditative) and 10:30 a.m. (traditional) each Sunday morning. There is a staffed nursery during the 10:30 service. Children’s church is part of the 10:30 a.m. service and then children are invited to attend Sunday school. The schedule of Lenten services and a variety of online worship and reflection opportunities are available on our website:

First Congregational Church is a member of the National and Midwest Associations of Congregational Christian Churches, founded on the principles of “Faith, Freedom and Fellowship.” There’s a place here for you.

For more information, check us out on the web at or listen to our music and sermons at