News From Terre Haute, Indiana

October 12, 2013

Briefly: October 12, 2013

Tribune-Star staff report
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TERRE HAUTE — Terre Haute

Lunch series continues at UCM


United Campus Ministries at 321 N. Seventh St. continues its fall Campus and Community Lunch Series, from noon to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Titled “Religions’ Views of Truth,” these sessions are designed for a short presentation by persons from different religious perspectives with ample time for discussion among those attending.

Coming up:

• Wednesday — Haider Al-Mansury, master’s student in linguistics, Indiana State University, Islam

• Oct. 23 — Dr. Betsy Frank, professor emerita of nursing, ISU, Judaism

• Oct. 30 — Dorothy Drummond, author of “Holy Land, Whose Land? Modern Dilemma, Ancient Roots”; synthesis of perspectives; wrap up session and planning for the spring 2014 series.

Guests are encouraged to bring their lunch. For more information, call 812-232-0186.

Terre Haute

‘Signing for the Savior’ to resume


Senior Education Ministries Inc., in partnership with Terre Haute United Methodist Temple, will resume “Signing for the Savior” classes on Thursdays, beginning Oct. 17, with instructor Patty Christy.

“Signing for the Savior” is a free educational program where sign language is done to music as a form of praise and worship. There is also a great need for those who can hear to learn how to communicate with the hearing-impaired.

The class will meet from 4 to 5:30 p.m. each Thursday in the United Methodist Temple at 5301 S. U.S. 41. A weekly love offering will be taken. Participants will learn how to sign traditional and contemporary songs of worship.

New students must call Patty Christy at 812-249-8688 for sign up information.

Terre Haute

Service set on Day Against Death Penalty


World Day Against the Death Penalty (Oct. 10) will be observed at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in First Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 1875 S. Fruitridge Ave.

Since 1961, the UUA General Assembly has passed five general resolutions calling for the abolition of the death penalty.

The service will include Journey of Hope … from Violence to Healing, an organization led by victims’ family members that conducts public education speaking tours and addresses alternatives to the death penalty.

“Storytellers” from all walks of life recount tragedies and their struggles to heal as a way of opening dialogue on the death penalty in schools, colleges, churches and other venues.

The Journey spotlights victims’ family members, but storytellers also include the wrongfully convicted and families of people on death row.

Speakers will include Bud Welch and Randy Steidl.

Terre Haute

Christmas Store seeks volunteers


Volunteers are need to help sort, stock and arrange items that will be available for individuals and families in need this Christmas at Catholic Charities’ Christmas Store.

Opportunities to serve are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday through the middle of November.

Additionally, volunteer shoppers and “elves” are needed during the weeks of Nov. 18, Dec. 2 and Dec. 16. Morning and afternoon sessions are available.ion.

Call Debbie at 812-232-1447 to schedule a date and time to volunteer. Groups are welcome.