News From Terre Haute, Indiana

September 21, 2013

Church briefs: September 21, 2013


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First Unitarian  Universalist Congregation

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

This week’s speaker is Sam Martland. His topic is “We’ll Build a Land.” One of our hymns says “We’ll be a land building up ancient cities, raising up devastations from old.” What does this mean? If we are to build our ideal UU city, what might it be like, from its social relations to its sewers? If there were a city of just UU’s, what might we argue about among ourselves? Though the sermon is not about the individual work of our many members to strive for a better Terre Haute, it is also partly inspired by them.

Sam is a member of the congregation who discovered Unitarian Universalism by reading wayside pulpit signs out the window of the school bus in the idealistic neighborhood of Jamaica Plain, Mass. He teaches history at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and researches the history of cities, technology and government. He is married and has two children.

The Rationalist Free-thinkers meet at 9:15 a.m.

We have access for the disabled and can provide large-print programs and hearing-assistance devices, if needed. We can be reached by phone at 812-232-1193 or found on Facebook.

Central Christian Church —  Disciples of Christ

Today our Disciples men’s group meets at the church to continue repairing our playground. This is much needed work, and will be greatly appreciated by our children.

Sunday worship service is 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Rebecca Zelensky will bring the message. A special time for the young church will take placed. Nursery care is provided during the service. A fellowship time with drinks and donuts will follow the service.

Sunday school for all ages is 11 a.m. Adult Bible study in the church at 9 a.m. Monday. This group is led by the Rev. Zelensky.

After church, plan to attend the United Campus Ministries annual pig roast. The hours have been expanded to 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event is at Centenary United Methodist Church. Central Christian Church has long been a loyal supporter of United Campus Ministries.

We continue to sell fair-trade coffee, tea, cocoa and chocolate bars. The Disciples men’s group is selling handmade Disciples necklaces and keychains.

Mark your calendars for our 10th annual Evening of Music and Chocolate. This wonderful evening at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 in the church.

Join us at 4950 E. Wabash Ave. The church office can be reached at 812-877-9959. Our church website is

Maple Avenue United Methodist

Worship with us at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday Sunday school classes for all ages meet at 9:30 a.m., between the two worship services. Pastor David Rockhill invites all to hear his message titled “Making Friends,” which will include the scripture 1 Timothy 1:12-17. This week our theme reminds us that, instead of using friends to make money, we use money to make friends. At 10:30 service the children’s sermon will be given and junior church will be offered.

We offer free transportation to and from 10:30 worship service. If you would like a ride to church, call the church office before noon Fridays during the week. We will be happy to pick you up and bring you to church. You may call the church at 812-232-7263. We hope you will join us for this inspirational worship service this Sunday.

Maple Avenue offers many programs for adults and children alike. Programs available to all include: Q.U.E.S.T. HIV/AIDS support group, GED classes, adult basic education classes, after-school tutoring (grades 1-5), after-school open gym (grades 1-5), daycare and preschool. Music programs Include the chancel choir, summer dinner theater productions, spring cabaret, and Christmas and Easter cantatas with orchestra and children’s choir. Missions and service opportunities include knitting for missions, prayer chain, Operation Classroom, penny drive for Lebanon Children’s Home, United Campus Ministries, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, Habitat for Humanity and the 14th and Chestnut Community Center. There is something for everyone at Maple Avenue UMC. For more information, check

 First Christian, Clinton

Do you dig dinosaurs? Join members and friends of the church on Sept. 21 and 22 for an exciting series dealing with the earth’s history, as told in the Bible and confirmed by science. The sessions, presented by David Brown of Terre Haute, are free and open to the public. Mr. Brown, who worked on the Christian radio station WPFR, is affiliated with “Answers in Genesis” and “Creation Apologetics.” Call 765-832-9180 for additional information. Plan to attend all or a part of this series to learn how the Bible’s account of creation is confirmed through science.

Saturday: 9 a.m. “The Bible Explains Dinosaurs”; 10:30 a.m. “Science Confirms the Bible”; free luncheon at noon.

Sunday: 9 a.m. “The Last Adam” (DVD for adults and older youth) and “I Dig Dinosaurs” (DVD for K-grade 5); 10 a.m. “The Relevance of Genesis” (morning worship); 5:30 p.m. “Thousands not Billions” (evening worship).

St. George’s Episcopal Church, West Terre Haute:

The parishioners of the church invite you to join us Sunday for adult Christian education and Holy Eucharist. Adult Christian education is 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. in church hall. Our Sunday morning worship service of Holy Eucharist is 10 a.m. After this, we gather in the church hall for fellowship. Supply priests, a parade of priests from the diocese, are scheduled to minister to us on Sundays. The Rev. John Brockman will be the celebrant on Sept. 22.

St. George’s Episcopal Church, Friendly Little Church on the Hill, is located at Ferguson Hill, 1337 N. Smith Place. For more information visit our website at www.stgeorges or phone 812-533-1346. If you phone, leave a message and someone from the parish will return your call. The contact person is Sylvia Brockman, bishop’s warden, at 812-442-0751 or

Riley Bible Church

The entire Riley Bible family invites you to join us at church Sunday. The main service is 11 a.m. We are located two doors down from Dollar General in Riley, right off of Indiana 46. Sunday morning services include Sunday school at 10. and family worship service at 11. Wednesday night prayer and Bible study starts at 7pm.

Riley Bible Church is a fellowship of Christians dedicated to studying the Bible in order to grow spiritually and tell others of his salvation. We believe the principle goal of the church is God’s glory. For directions or more information call us at 812-230-6053, go to our website at or check us out on Facebook at “RileyBibleChurch.”

St. Benedict

Father Ed Goldbach, pastor, and parish community of St. Benedict, 111 S. Ninth St., invite you to join us for Mass at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, and at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday. Mass is celebrated at 12:05 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

Classes for preschool through 8th grade are at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Religious education and confirmation classes for all high school youth are 5 to 6:45 p.m. Sunday. A complete schedule is at Contact Janet at if you have any questions or to register. All are welcome.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) classes are 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, at St. Patrick Family Life Center. For information or to register contact Sue Butwin at 232-8421 or

The Secular Franciscans of Terre Haute and Friends will serve a free pancake and sausage breakfast for the poor and homeless 9 to 11 a.m. on Sept. 28 in St. Benedict’s Soup Kitchen. The Altar Society will be collecting dental supplies during the month of September for St. Ann’s Clinic. Leave donations on table in the back of the church.

St. Joseph University Parish

Friar Mark Weaver, pastor, and the parish, 113 S. Fifth St., invite you to celebrate Mass 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. Join us every Thursday for Eucharistic Adoration, 6 to 9 p.m. The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The chaplet begins after the conclusion of the 5:15 p.m. weekday Mass. For more information about our services or programs call the parish office at 812-232-7011.

Pre-K through 8th grade religious education classes are 10:15 a.m. Sunday. High school religious education classes are 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Patrick. Confirmation classes are 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Thursday at St. Margaret Mary Legacy Room.

St. Margaret Mary

Fr. Rick Ginther, pastor, and parish community, 2405 S. Seventh St., invite you to join us for weekend Mass at 4 p.m. Saturday at 11 a.m. Sunday. Misa en Espanol a las dos todos los Domingos. (Spanish Mass at 2 p.m. each Sunday.) Check the weekly bulletin for weekday Mass times. Our bulletin is available online at The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered at 2:30 p.m. Saturdays. For more information about our parish or any of our programs, visit us online or call the parish office at 812-232-3512.

Religious education classes for pre-K through 8th grade are 9:30-10:45 a.m. Sunday. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at dwenstrup@

High school religious education classes are 5-6:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Patrick Family Life Center. Confirmation classes are 6:30-8:15 p.m. Thursday at St. Margaret Mary Legacy Room.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) classes are 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick Family Life Center. For information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at 812-232-8518 or

Sr. Barbara Leonard is presenting “When God Seems Silent”, 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday at St. Margaret Mary Legacy Room and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at St. Patrick Family Life Center Room A. Everyone is invited to attend.

St. Mary’s Village Church

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 at 9 a.m. Sunday. For information or to register call the office at 812-535-1261. We will host an adult faith formation program after 9 a.m. Mass Sunday. We will be showing Father Barron’s DVD presentation on Eucharist. All are invited to join us for Mass and the program, which will take place in Galvin Hall after Mass.

 St. Patrick

Fr. Rick Ginther, pastor, and St. Patrick parish community, 1807 Poplar St., invite you to weekend liturgy at 6 p.m. Saturday or 9 a.m. Sunday. You are welcome to join us for weekday Mass at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Every weekday, we have a communion service at 7:15 a.m. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered at 7 p.m Saturdays and at 8 a.m. Sundays. For information about any of our programs call the parish office at 812-232-8518.

Religious education classes for pre-K through 8th grade are 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Sunday in Moran Center. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at High school religious education classes are 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Patrick Family Life Center. Confirmation classes are 6:30-8:15 p.m. Thursday at St. Margaret Mary Legacy Room. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information or to register for high school religious education and confirmation classes at

At 10:15 a.m. Sunday in St. Patrick Parish Life Center, Room A, a study on Paul’s Letter to the Galatians will be offered. This is a DVD presentation by Jeff Cavins, an engaging and gifted scripture teacher. For information or registration contact the St. Patrick parish office at 812-232-8518.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

The church parishioners welcome you to celebrate Mass at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Weekday Mass is 11 a.m. Friday. Located at 2322 N. 131⁄2 St. For more information about our parish or programs call the office at 812-466-1231.

High school religious education and confirmation classes are 5-6:45 p.m. Sunday at St. Benedict Parish Center. Contact Janet Roth for more information or to register for classes.

Beginning in September, we will offer a children’s liturgy of the word at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass. Children’s liturgy of the word allows preschool and kindergarten-aged children to experience prayer and scripture at their own level. Children leave Mass after the greeting, go to the back room for their session and return to the congregation at the Creed.

Contact Barb at the office to register for adult Bible study at 812-466-1231. Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) classes are 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, at St. Patrick Family Life Center. For information or to register contact Barb Black at 812-466-1231 or

Annunciation, Brazil

The parishioners of Annunciation Church, 19 N. Alabama, Brazil, invite you to Mass at 4:30 p.m. Saturday or 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Weekday Masses are celebrated at 5:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, and at 9 a.m. Tuesday and Thursday. At 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, a Latin Mass will be celebrated. For information about any of our parish programs or services call the office at 812-448-1901.

Sacred Heart, Clinton

Fr. Michael Fritsch and Sacred Heart parish, 558 Nebeker St., invite you to celebrate Mass at 4:30 p.m. Saturday or at 9 a.m. Sunday. Weekday Masses are 5:30 p.m. Thursday and at 12:05 p.m. Friday.

St. Joseph, Rockville

Fr. Michael Fritsch and St. Joseph parish, 217 E Ohio St., invite you to celebrate Mass with us this weekend at 11:15 a.m. Sunday. Weekday masses are celebrated at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Deanery Pastoral Center

The Terre Haute Deanery Pastoral Center will be presenting the program “Catholicism: New Evangelization”, 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays this fall. Sessions begins Nov. 5 and continue for six weeks to Dec. 10. This is a new documentary and multimedia formation program that explores the church’s mission within the challenges of contemporary culture. Hosted by Father Robert Barron, the documentary focuses on the cultural challenges the church faces today. In classic documentary style, Fr. Barron is joined by a large group of Catholics, both well-known and ordinary. For more information or to register contact Sr. Mary Montgomery at 812-232-8400 or

Oregon Baptist

The church is an American Baptist church, 11200 S. Carlisle St. Phone number is 812-299-2112, with 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.

Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Fred Harrison leads us in morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Youth groups meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Jr. ABY is for 2nd through 5th grades and Sr. ABY is for 6th through 12th.

Saint John Missionary Baptist

The church’s senior ushers will be hosting a musical celebration at 6 p.m. today. The service will consist of selections from local church choirs, singers and musicians, as well as praise dancers. We are extending an invitation to everyone to come out and join us in praising the Lord. A

At 7 p.m. Sept. 28, the senior choir will observe their anniversary with their special guest, United Praise Singers, in a full musical program. Come celebrate with us. Located at 1915 Buckeye St. The Rev. Dexter Jordan is the pastor. For more information call 812-232-2122.

 Reformed Presbyterian

The church, a new congregation committed to the inspired and infallible word of God, cordially invites you to join them for worship this Sunday. Sunday school for all ages is 9:30 a.m. The regular adult class is studying the R. C. Sproul video series, “The Parables of Jesus.” For morning service, Pastor Bill Roberts will preach on the theme of “Praying for What is Truly Important.” Worship is 10:45 a.m. and followed by a fellowship meal; all are invited to stay. The church meets, 1407 N. 25th St., at the corner of 25th Street and Fifth Ave. A nursery for children three and under is available during worship service. Some of Pastor Roberts’ messages are available on WPFR (FM 93.7 and Am 1480) at 7:30 a.m. each Sunday.

Central Presbyterian

The church, 125 N. Seventh St., will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Lant Davis’ sermon, “Faithful with Wealth,” will be based on Luke 16:1-13, in which Jesus teaches that we cannot serve two masters - God and wealth. A time for coffee, conversation and refreshments immediately follows worship, downstairs in fellowship hall. Sunday school for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. For details, call church office at 812-232-5049 or visit us online at

Unity Presbyterian

The worship service, 1207 E. Springhill Drive, at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. The first Sunday of each month, we celebrate the Lord’s Supper with the Rev. Dr. David Rosen. This Sunday, the congregation invites you to hear Elder Dr. Roland Kohr’s sermon, “Red Drapes,” based on Psalm 37:1-5 and 1 John 5:14-15.

Child care is available throughout the morning. Join us for fellowship following the service.

The church is a small church with a huge heart. Our youth group meets once a month. Unity supports local, national and international missions.

Amie Ellison is our choir director, Andrea Marlow is our organist. Choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. each Thursday and 10 a.m. Sunday. For the month of September, Unity prays for Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas. This week we are sending God’s love and prayers to Vernon Presbyterian Church, Vernon, and peace and respect for a good year to the staff, teachers, bus drivers and volunteers at Farrington Grove Elementary School.

We also have an outdoor sanctuary you may visit for quiet reflection at any time. All are welcome. Church office: 812-299-2206; Facebook: Unity Presbyterian Church, Terre Haute; Email:

Crossroads Baptist

Our church meets at 26063 W. Kasameyer Drive, Dennison, Ill. It is just five miles west of the Terre Haute Court House. Take US Hwy 40 to Robinson Road; turn left onto Robinson Road and immediately turn right onto Kasameyer Drive. Church with red roof is just past the truck weigh station. Sunday school for all ages, 9:30 a.m. EDT, Worship Services are 10:40 a.m. and 6 p.m. with Pastor Walter D. Huyck Jr. presiding. We have nursery for all services. Awana and Adult Prayer Group meets at Consolidated Elementary School in West Terre Haute on Thursdays at 7 p.m. Learn more about CrossRoads ministry opportunities and events on our website at Pastor Walt may be reached at his e-mail address: whuyckjr@thischristian or on his cell at 812-230-2001.

Upcoming Fall Revival is Oct. 6-9, with Evangelist Joe Mark as our guest speaker for all services. Everyone is welcome and all events are free. Regular revival meetings will be at the church beginning Sunday, Oct. 6 at 10:40 a.m. and 6 p.m. Weekday Revival meetings at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, Tuesday, Oct. 8, and Wednesday, Oct. 9. A carry in dinner following the morning revival service at the church. Join us for great blessing with gospel music, Christian fellowship, food, and an old-time revival.

Peniel United  Methodist Church, Brazil

There are only 30 days in this month, but we still have five Sundays. Our scripture for Sunday is from St. Luke 18:9-14. Pastor Pippin’s message is titled “The Sin of Pride.”

 Our greeting for the day is inspirational. It begins, “We are here to acknowledge God, remember our heritage and give ourselves to being the people God intends.” For the rest of the story, join us for Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and church services at 10:45.

The Town and Country Men meets at 8 a.m. on Sept. 28 at First Church.

Don’t forget the donations to Brazil Food Pantry, and save those box tops for the schools. For more information, contact Pastor Pippin at 812-443-8489.

Shelburn First Baptist

You are cordially invited to the church tomorrow for services. Our interim pastor, the Rev. Ron Riggs, will conclude his series from 1 Peter 5:8-14, “Odds and Ends.” Sunday school is 9 a.m. and worship follows at 10. During worship, we have Route 56 and 252 for Kids. We will have evening adult and youth Bible studies at 6 p.m. Samantha and Dusty Tryon are our youth leaders. A community dinner will be offered Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday activities include adult and youth studies at 6:30 p.m. We are an American Baptist congregation and meet at the corner of Mill Street and U.S. 41 in Shelburn. We can be reached at 812-397-5595 and at

Memorial United  Methodist Church

The church, 2701 Poplar St., invites you to worship with us each Sunday. Parking is available in our large lot behind the church on Oak St. Join us Sunday. The Rev. Scott’s sermon will be “An Accounting.” In one of Jesus’ oddest parables, he tells the story of the dishonest manager. Jesus tells this story of one who was dishonest, but yet is commended. It doesn’t seem to be right. We want punishment, revenge and justice. Yet, Jesus turns to us and asks us for an accounting of our actions, thoughts and attitudes. What will we say? The scriptures are Luke 16:1-13 and 1 Timothy 2:1-7.

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, join us for Sunday school. We have many to choose from, for all ages.

At 11, 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, and see videos 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 sermon. Children may stay in the service with their families or attend children’s church following the children’s message.

Memorial Preschool, a ministry of Memorial Church, is accepting applications for the 3’s and Pre-K classes. Call 812-232-9046 for more information. School started Sept. 3.

The Sewing Stitches meets 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday. Tai chi with Rebecca Graves meets 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Friday. We are now offering a “gentler” form of tai chi for arthritis. Everyone is welcome.

The Knit Wits meets 5 to 7 Thursday.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) meets 6:30 to 8 p.m. on third Thursday of the month in the library. This is a support group for persons living with depression, panic attacks, anxiety, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, and is open to the public. For more information contact Betty Porter at 877-9950.

For more information call our church office at 812-234-0776, fax us at 812-235-3574 or visit

Rosedale Baptist Church

The church is at Depot and Middle streets in Rosedale. The phone number is 765-548-2857, with Pastor Randy McPike.

The Sunday worship service is at 9:30 a.m., Sunday school at 10:30, Sunday evening service at 7 and Wednesday night prayer and Bible study at 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. Come and join the fun.

Sept. 30 through Oct. 3 will be Renewal Week. We invite you to join us this week with the following speakers: Monday, Keith McIntyre of Montezuma Independent Baptist; Tuesday, Mark Tobey of North Terre Haute Baptist; Wednesday, Perry Mager of Friendly Grove Baptist; Thursday, the Lesters singing group from St. Louis, Mo. Services will be at 7 each evening.

First Baptist

We invite you to join us for worship at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. Our traditional-style service on Sunday mornings includes hymns with organ and piano accompaniment, anthems by the sanctuary choir and other music provided by our bell choirs, orchestra and other musical groups. A children’s story also is included every Sunday, and afterward children in grades K-3 are dismissed to children’s church. Pastor Bernie Jackson will be preaching this Sunday morning, and his topic will be “God’s Provision,” with scripture text from 1 Kings 17:7-16 and Mark 12:41-44. Sunday school follows worship at 10:45 a.m. Classes for everyone, including nine adult class options. The First Link Hospitality Center also is available before and after worship, providing a place for regular attenders and guests to enjoy light refreshments and conversation.

Our contemporary style service, “The Link,” is 6 p.m. Sunday in Esken Hall. This service is more informal, with worship music in a contemporary/praise band style. Pastor John Campbell will be preaching this week, and the message is centered on the Old Testament story of Noah. Programming is provided for elementary and preschool children during this service.

First Baptist Church is an American Baptist Congregation, 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Our ministry staff includes the Rev. Bernie Jackson, senior pastor; the Rev. Steve Newman, associate pastor-music/worship; John Campbell, associate pastor-youth/discipleship; Jill Kirchoff, children’s minister; and Gina Dorsett, director-First Friends Preschool. Further information regarding our ministries is available on our website at

Grace Community

This Sunday we celebrate the musical history of Christian music in America. The flavor of music will range from early American, to Appalachian, to bluegrass. A picnic follows services. Everything will be provided. If you don’t have a church and are looking for one where people enjoy life and good music, then Sept. 22 is a great time to visit.

You will find warm and friendly people here. If you need a prayer, visit www.prayforyou

We meet in the Gospel Assembly Church, 401 W. Springhill Drive, in Terre Haute. It is just west of DeBaun Funeral home on north side of the street. Come in the east door. For more information visit our website at or call 217-251-4507.

United Presbyterian, Clinton

The church, at Third and Mulberry streets, will have a worship service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Sunday school is at 10. Following children’s time, the youngsters may go into the fellowship hall for church school during the rest of the worship service. The liturgist in September is Elder Jack Fenoglio. The sermon will be given by Elder Lisa Summers of Rockville. Light refreshments will be served following the service.

The church provides a warm meal, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Thursday in fellowship hall at no cost, and everyone is welcome. The Vermillion County Food Pantry is in the former manse next to the church at 315 Mulberry St. It provides frozen, perishable and non-perishable food to anyone, 4 to 6 p.m. every Thursday, and 2 to 4 p.m. every other Tuesday. The next Tuesday will be Oct. 1.

Mount Pleasant

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 another activity at one of our two church campuses.

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

Our south campus is temporarily holding worship services in the fellowship center. The entrance to the fellowship/worship center is on west side of the building, but the front entrance is open for your convenience, as well. (Note that the front entrance is locked approximately 10 minutes after each service begins, but the worship center will remain open during the entire service. We always welcome those who are running late.)

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. Upward programs will be at our north church campus this year. Registration for basketball and cheerleading will be at following times: Sept. 21; 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24; and 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 28. Registration will take place at the north campus.

South campus activities:

Lifeline, our ministry for youth grades six through senior year, meets 9:50 to 10:40 a.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sundays, and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays. X-Treme Tweenz is a group for all fifth graders that meets bimonthly, 4 to 6 p.m. Sundays from October to May, beginning Oct. 7.

Our fall session of Boost, our Wednesday midweek gathering, is under way. Dinner starts at 5:15 p.m. in the fellowship center and classes for all ages at 6:30. Boost is still at our south campus.

To start the work week, a prayer meeting is 6 p.m. every Monday in the chapel. Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program from hurts, habits and hang-ups, meets at 7 p.m. every Friday in the Wide Eye Cafe. Other groups include the Lunch Bunch (women), Yarn Spinners and men’s fellowship group.

North campus activities:

Our care group meets at 10 a.m. Thursday to help spread Christ’s message to our shut-ins and newcomers.

Upcoming concerts at the south campus are the Open Heart Quartet at 7 p.m. Oct. 3, and the Pfeifers ( at 7p.m. Oct. 24.

For more information, you can call our south campus at 812-232-4808 or north campus at 812-232-2478.

You can also visit our website at

Seelyville United Methodist

Pastor Jack Diel and Seelyville UMC family invite you to join us at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, for worship. Nursery volunteers during the service will be Jo Phillips and Amy Price. A time of fellowship will follow, with Judy Elsey and Jean Reynolds as hostesses. Kids’ hour meets 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster, and Sunday school continues after fellowship time. Scripture readings for this Sunday are Jeremiah 18:1-11, Philemon 1-21 and Luke 14:25-33 with Bob Elsey as liturgist. The choir, under the direction of Cathleen Flynn, presents the anthem “Like a Mighty Stream” by Hogan and Jacobson. New members are encouraged to attend choir rehearsals at 8:30 a.m. each Sunday.

Hymns for this Sunday are “Where He Leads Me,” “Have Thine Own Way, Lord” and “And Are We Yet Alive,” accompanied by organist/pianist Jane Linville. Pastor Jack’s sermon is titled “Shaped by God’s Call and Claims” and focuses on our calling to follow God, requiring a purposeful, demanding, sacrificial and countercultural path.

The life of our church continues with our West District Superintendent John Groves holding his office hours in our library, 10 to 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23. He is anxious to meet and talk with members of our congregation, so stop by for a visit. The prayer and Bible study group continues at 10 a.m. Tuesday, and yoga is at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday with instructor Trudy Newton. The fourth session of Dave Ramsey’s “The Legacy Journey” takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The church is at the corner of U.S. 40 and Second St., in Seelyville. The office phone number is 812-877-1868 with email contact at

Centenary United Methodist

The congregation of Centenary, 301 North 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 at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s message, “Hospitality of Graces: Learning to Say ‘I’m Sorry’,” and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and special musical praise to God by the chancel choir.

Fellowship in the church library will follow the worship service 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, Bill Dando will teach and lead discussion on “An Everlasting Covenant” (Genesis 9: 8-17). In the Cross and Flame Room, the Lamplighters Discussion Group will decide their next study.

The Parent Trap, a class for parents with young children, meets in Thirza Bunce Room 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. This class, led by Leah Allman and Michel Starkey, is reading and discussing the book, “Sticky Faith,” by Kara E. Powell. At the same time, “Connections,” a class for young adults ages 18-30, will meet in the Disciple Room. They are invited to join our pastor, Jimmy Moore, for a time of fellowship, study and reflection.

Sunday school classes for children under the age of 3 years 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 8-12 taught by Gail Hayes and Nancy Rogers.

The 7th Cents Youth Group, a combined Central Presbyterian Church and Centenary U. M. Church group of students from middle school and high school classes, meets Sunday evenings. The new schedule, which began Sept. 15, is as follows: middle school youth group meets 5 to 5:45 p.m., all youth groups will have dinner and games together 5:45 to 6:30 and high school youth group will meet 6:30 to 7:30. All groups meet in Centenary. Interested students are welcome to become members of this group. Contact Youth Director Tiffany Grossman at the church office for more information.

“Big Questions,” a discussion group for college students and young adults, meets 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday. A pizza supper will be served, and the discussion theme this fall is “Surviving in College, Freshman Year to BS and Beyond.”

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 from 11 a.m. to noon Thursdays.

Upcoming events: Centenary U. M. Church will host the annual United Campus Ministries Pig Roast 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 6 years, and can be purchased at the door. Join us for food, fun and fellowship.

The Youth Design Team, which provides direction to the youth program at Centenary and Central Presbyterian Church, meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Centenary.

“Blessing of the Animals” will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, in Fairbanks Park. The service will not be long, but it will be an opportunity to celebrate the animals that enrich our lives. Call the church office for more information.

A high-commitment, 34-week small group Bible study covering Genesis through Revelation will begin in mid-September. This program is made available through the United Methodist Church, but its emphasis is ecumenical, that is, the Christian church, rather than any particular denomination or sect. Classes are open to all. Call the church office at 232-2319 and ask for the Rev. Phyllis Peters.

Emmanuel United Methodist

Join us at Emmanuel United Methodist Church for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Emmanuel UMC will host a craft/vendor sale. Come on out for a great day of shopping in a climate-controlled environment. Concessions will be available along with plenty of seating. Some of the vendors at the sale will be Luna Bug Creations (children’s hair bows), Tupperware, Celebrating Home, Origami Owl Custom Jewelry, Shar-Lin Quilts & More, Pampered Chef, Miche Bags, Custom Creative Garden Pots, Crafty Cousins, Longaberger, Scentsy and Terra’s Crafts & Designs. A “gift basket” silent auction will also take place. Make plans to join us at 6076 U.S. 150 in West Terre Haute. Call 812-535-4218 for information.

Trinity Lutheran

Come and join us at our 10 a.m. worship service each Sunday at the church, 2620 Ohio Blvd. Holy communion is offered and shared during our worship service. Sunday school is also available for children and adults beginning at 9 a.m.

Coming up Sept. 29, we will share a carry-in meal following our worship service. Join us and bring something to help feed everyone who gathers following our worship service of spiritual food. Model A car rides will also be offered as the meal winds down.

Also, coming up on the last Sunday of September, Sept. 29, the children in our congregation will be collecting pennies for their Penny Power ministry during the service to help feed hungry children and adults around the world through the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America World Hunger Organization.

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

United Methodist Temple

Worship with us at 5301 U.S. 41 South, in our beautiful sanctuary. For two more weeks, we are continuing to celebrate Back To Church Sunday with 22,000 other churches. This coming Sunday we have our traditional service at 8:45 a.m., with the chancel choir singing “Father of Lights” led by Jill Kuckewich. At 11, we will be worshipping in our more informal praise band style, with the piano praise artistry of Doug Sperry. We have classes for all ages at 10, and our Welcome Café is open for all at that time, as well.

The Rev. Steve Cain will be bringing a message, “Faithful in a Little: Gambling on God,” based on the lectionary readings for that day of Luke 16:10-13 and 1 Timothy 2:1-7.

Our schedule is as follows:

Monday: 10:30 a.m. Holy Yoga led by Macy Kalb; 12:15-2:15 p.m. Celebrate Recovery

Tuesday:  5:30 p.m. men’s supper with Pastor Steve; 7 p.m. Bible study at Westminister on Phillipians

Wednesday: 10 a.m. women’s Bible study, life of David, Beth Moore; 10:30 a.m. Holy Yoga; 6 p.m. Weightwatchers

Thursday: 10 a.m. Piecemakers; 6 p.m. bell rehearsal; 7:15 p.m. chancel choir rehearsal

United Methodist Temple is the proud home of Temple Preschool, and is committed to making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Our staff is reachable through Margaret Fulsom, our secretary/volunteer coordinator, at 299-1898. Pastor Steve Cain be reached through this number or by email at steve.cain@ Check out .

First Congregational

The church, 630 Ohio St., invites you to join us Sunday, as the Rev. Carlson shares her sermon, “How Great Thou Art.” Continuing our series on “Our Favorite Scriptures,” we look at three psalms that help us see the power, strength and guiding hand of God. The psalmist, through lament and praise, reminds us that God truly shows us the wonders of his unfailing love.

A meditative service is 8:30 a.m., and a traditional service at 10:30. There is a children’s service during 10:30 gathering, with Sunday School downstairs. Friends are invited to help us fill the food barrel donations for the area food bank. Bring your nonperishable, nonbreakable container food items.

First Congregational Church is a member of the National and Midwest associations of Congregational Christian Churches. Find us at or on Facebook.

Prairie City United Methodist

Exciting things are under way at Prairie City United Methodist Church. Ongoing discussions about the structural integrity of our historic building have led us to appreciate the rock that is our spiritual integrity. The community of faith is alive and being blessed by God as we continue to worship together. Bible Study is 9:45 a.m. each Sunday morning with worship at 10:45 a.m. We are located just east of the flashing light at Indiana 42 and Indiana 59. You will see the sign and church building on County Road 25 South. Contact Pastor Rick at either Prairie City United Methodist or Carbon United Methodist Church.