First Unitarian Universalist Congregation
The church at 1875 S. Fruitridge Ave. Sunday service is 10:30 a.m. Children’s religious education is 10:50 a.m. The speaker will be the Rev. Forrest Gilmore. His topic is “A Heart as Wide as the World.”
The Rev. Gilmore is executive director of Shalom Community Center, a resource center for people experiencing homelessness and poverty. The Rationalist Free-thinkers meet 9:15 a.m.
Call us, 812-232-1193 or find us on Facebook.
North Side Christian
The church, 2525 E. Hasselburger Ave., invites your children to S.N.O.W. Kids (Sweethearts’ Night Out Without Kids) Feb. 14, 6 to 10 p.m. It’s free. Pre-register between 5:30 and 6 p.m., or earlier to help plan volunteer needs.
Children ages 3 (toilet-trained) through fifth grade will enjoy singing, crafts, games, movies, Bible lessons and dinner while couples celebrate Valentine’s Day together. A nursery for ages 2 and under is available, with pre-registration required.
For more information and to pre-register your children call 812-466-7949 or message us at www.facebook.com/nsccth.
Maple Avenue United Methodist
Worship Sunday at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday school classes for all ages meet 9:30 a.m. Pastor David Rockhill invites all to listen to guest speaker Jimmy Moore of Centenary United Methodist Church as we take part in a Crossroads Cluster Pulpit Exchange.
We offer free transportation to and from 10:30 service. Call the church at 812-232-7263 any time before noon on Friday to request a ride.
We are an American Baptist Church, 11200 S. Carlisle St. Call us at 812-299-2112.
Sunday School starts 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Harrison leads us in worship at 10:30 a.m. Youth groups meets Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Jr. ABY is for second through fifth grades and Sr. ABY is for sixth through 12th.
Centenary United Methodist
Our church is at 301 N. Seventh St. Worship with us Sunday 9:30 a.m. In a pulpit exchange, the Rev. Chiyona Bourne, associate pastor at Memorial U. M. Church, will present the message, “The Telephone Is Ringing” (Matthew 4:12-23 and 1 Corinthians 1:10-18). The chancel choir will also sing.
Father Ed Goldbach, pastor, and parish at 111 S. Ninth St., invite you to Mass Saturday at 5:30 p.m., Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., and Monday through Friday at 12:05 p.m. For information call 812-232-8421.
The next Secular Franciscans & Friends Soup Kitchen Breakfast is today, 9 to 11 a.m. in St. Benedict’s Soup Kitchen.
St. Joseph University Parish
Friar Mark Weaver, pastor, and parish at 113 S. Fifth St. invite you to Mass at 5 p.m. Saturday, or Sunday at 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. or 7 p.m. Weekday Mass is 5:15 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration is Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m. The Divine Mercy Chaplet is prayed this Tuesday after Mass. At 8 a.m. Saturday the ACTS retreat community leads a rosary. For more information call 812-232-7011.
The college ministry offers Tuesday night Liturgy of the Hours at 9 p.m., Wednesday night “Maximize Your Faith” at 8 p.m. and Thursday night Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
St. Margaret Mary Church
Fr. Rick Ginther, pastor, and parish at 2405 S. Seventh St. invite you to Mass Saturday at 4 p.m. or Sunday at 11 a.m. Misa en Espanol a las dos todos los Domingos. The sacrament of reconciliation is offered Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. For more information visit us online or call 812-232-3512.
An adult discussion group meets to discuss Mathew Kelly’s book “Rediscovering Catholicism” Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Margaret Mary’s Legacy Room. Copies of the book are available at the church and Deanery Pastoral Center library.
St. Mary’s Village Church
Sr. Joan Slobig, SP, parish life coordinator, and the church invite you Liturgy Sunday at 9 a.m. For information call 812-535-1261.
St. Patrick Church
Fr. Rick Ginther, pastor, and the church, 1807 Poplar St., invite you Liturgy Saturday at 6 p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m. Mass is Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. Communion services are weekdays at 7:15 a.m. The sacrament of reconciliation is offered Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 8 a.m. For information call 812-232-8518.
Sacred Heart of Jesus
Barbara Black, parish life coordinator, and parishioners, 2322 N. 131⁄2 St., welcome you to Mass at 4:30 p.m. Mass also is 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Weekday Mass is Friday at 11 a.m. For more information call 812-466-1231.
An adult Bible study of the Gospel of Matthew meets Monday at 6:30 p.m. in parish office.
Fr. John Hollowell, pastor, and parishioners, 19 N. Alabama, invite you to Mass Saturday at 4:30 p.m. or Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Weekday Masses are Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. Latin Mass is Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. For information, call 812-448-1901.
Sacred Heart, Clinton
Fr. Michael Fritsch, pastor, and parish. 558 Nebeker St., invite you to celebrate Mass Saturday at 4:30 p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m. The sacrament of reconciliation is Saturday, 3:30 to 4 p.m. Weekday Masses are Thursday and Friday at 12:05 p.m.
St. Joseph, Rockville
Fr. Michael Fritsch, pastor, and parish, 217 E. Ohio St., invite you to Mass on Sunday at 11:15 a.m. The sacrament of reconciliation is Tuesday, 4:30 to 5 p.m. Weekday Masses are Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.
The “Rediscovering Vatican II” DVD lecture series continues at Deanery Pastoral Center, 1801 Poplar St., on Jan. 28 and Feb. 4, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Jan. 28 topic will be “Vatican II and Revelation.”
Our new Sunday school series is “What is Calvinism?” Our main service is at 11 a.m. We are two doors down from Dollar General, off Indiana 46. Sunday services include Sunday school at 10 a.m. and a family worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday prayer and Bible study is at 7 p.m.
Call us at 812-230-6053, visit www.rileybiblechurch.com.
Our worship service, 1207 E. Springhill Drive, is 10:30 a.m. This Sunday, our pastor, Jenni Walker Noyes, will present the sermon “Let’s Go Fishin’,” based on Psalm 27:1, 4-9 and Matthew 4:12-23. Child care is available. Fellowship follows the service.
Choir rehearsal is 7 p.m. each Thursday and 10 a.m. Sundays.
SW District Missionary Baptist Association
The association will host its fourth Sunday night worship and fellowship service at Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 1935 Tippecanoe St. The service begins 7 p.m. Sunday.
United Methodist Temple
Our guest speaker Sunday is the Rev. Jean Brindel, with the sermon “Life hasn’t changed much.” A nursery is available.
A new pastor has been appointed to United Methodist Temple. The Rev. Kevin Drane and his wife, Marlene, will begin their ministry with us Feb. 2.
Call us at 812-299-1898 or visit terrehauteumtemple.org.
The church, 125 N. Seventh St., gathers 10:30 a.m. Sunday for traditional worship. Pastor Lant Davis’ sermon, “Not with Eloquent Wisdom,” is based on 1 Corinthians 1:10-18, in which the Apostle Paul calls for unity and proclaims the message of the cross. Following services, will be the annual meeting of the congregation and church corporation. Nursery care is provided. Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. will be Ladies Night Out. Call us at 812-232-5049 or visit www.thcpc.org.
The church is at Depot and Middle streets. Call us at 765-548-2857. The pastor is Randy McPike. Sunday worship service is 9:30 a.m., Sunday school at 10:30, Sunday evening service at 7, and Wednesday night prayer and Bible study at 7.
St. George’s Episcopal, West Terre Haute
Join us on Sunday for adult Christian education, 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. in church hall, and Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m. Then, we gather in the church hall for fellowship. The Rev. Larry McMahan is the celebrant Sunday.
We are at Ferguson Hill, 1337 N. Smith Place. Visit stgeorges
indiana.com or call 812-533-1346.
Come us for worship at 10 a.m. each Sunday, 2620 Ohio Blvd. Holy Communion is offered at each service and Sunday school for all ages is 9 a.m.
On Sunday the children in our congregation are collecting pennies for their Penny Power ministry during worship to help feed hungry children and adults around the world. For more details call 812-232-7628.
Aaron Wheaton, senior pastor, and the church invite you to attend a worship service or other activity. Our south campus, 3050 East Davis Drive, offers Sunday worship services at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m., with Sunday school classes at 10. North campus, 1075 N. Fruitridge Ave., offers Sunday school at 9 a.m. with worship service at 10.
This week’s sermon is “I’ll Keep the Peace.”
For information call our south campus at 812-232-4808 or north 812-232-2478. You can also visit mountpleasantfamily.org..
Central Christian Church — Disciples of Christ
Worship with us Sunday at 9:30 a.m. We celebrate Communion every Sunday and our table is open for all who wish to partake. This Sunday we celebrate the third Sunday after Epiphany and start of the Disciples of Christ Week of the Laity observance.
Sunday school for all ages begins at 11 a.m. The adult class will continue their discussion on Rob Bell’s book “Love Wins” on Monday morning.
Join us at 4950 E. Wabash Ave. We can be reached at 812-877-9959 or cccthdiscples.org.
Seelyville United Methodist
Pastor Jack Diel and the church invite you to worship on Sunday, the third Sunday after Epiphany, at 9:30 a.m. We welcome the Rev. David Rockhill from Maple Avenue UMC during the Cluster Pulpit Exchange. A nursery is available.
Scripture readings for this Sunday are 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 and Matthew 4:12-23. The Rev. Rockhill’s sermon is “Getting Along.”
The confirmation class meeting will be today at MUMC at 2:30 p.m. Financial Peace University begins another session on Thursday. The group will meet for nine weeks from 7 to 9 p.m. Interested participants should either call the church office or go to DaveRamsey.com to register.
We are on the corner of U.S. 40 and Second Street. The church can be reached at 812-877-1868 or email@example.com.
Join us for worship this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. The traditional morning service includes choir anthems, traditional hymns and a sermon by Pastor Bernie Jackson. His topic for this Sunday is “What Is Your Response?” with Scripture text from Matthew 16:13-19.
The children’s choir will resume rehearsals this Sunday at 6 p.m.for children in grades K-5. Their spring musical will be about Jonah: “The Big Fish.”
We are an American Baptist congregation at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Visit www.thfbc.org for more information.
We will spend the next months looking at God’s covenants and how they apply to us. You are welcome to our Sunday worship, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. We have Sunday school for all ages at 9:30 a.m.
We meet in the Gospel Assembly Church building at 401 W. Springhill Drive, just west of Debaun Funeral Home on the north side of the street. For more information visit www.gccth.org or call 812-236-1507.
The church is at 2439 N. 141⁄2 St., with Pastor Eddie Hayes. We invite you to worship with us. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m., morning worship service is at 10:30 and Sunday evening worship is at 6.
Join us on Sunday at 630 Ohio St. as we begin the “Our Favorite Stories” series with “How Much Faith?”
Services are at 8:30 (meditative) and 10:30 a.m. (traditional). A children’s service is during the 10:30 gathering, with Sunday school downstairs.
This Sunday is our monthly small group gathering, The Dialogue at Starbucks. We will gather at 25th and Wabash at 6 p.m.
We are a member of the National and Midwest Associations of Congregational Christian Churches. Find us at www.First ChurchTH.org.
First Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Lizzy Long, Little Roy Lewis to perform at Union Christian Church in March
Lizzy Long and Little Roy Lewis are scheduled to take the stage at 7 p.m. March 28 at Union Christian Church, 5350 E. Hulman Drive.
THE JOY LADY: Don’t let the grouchiness seep in with the snow
I don’t know if you’ve noticed it or not, but people are starting to get… well… umm… how can I say it gracefully? People are starting to get grouchy. And that makes me kinda grouchy, too.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: Feb. 22, 2013
Lenten book study series set
Those who wonder what happened during the second Vatican Council can plan to attend a Lenten study series based on John W. O’Malley’s book, “What Happened at Vatican II,” scheduled for the four Thursdays in March.
National Catholic Sisters Week
Sister Editha Ben, vocation director for the Sisters of Providence, will attend the first National Catholic Sisters Week March 8-14 along with Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College student Josephine Nieto.
Joy Lady: Finding the importance of truth described in the Bible
The Bible. It’s my favorite book of all time. I read it. I study it. I teach it. I quote from it. I write about it. I sing songs about it. I love the Bible in many formats, for I use several translations and paraphrases. And I’ve even been known to borrow my husband’s Greek New Testament to check on some phrase or word from the original.
- Church briefs; Feb. 15, 2014
Ministry hosts teen suicide presentation; announces call for actors
Innovative Anointed Ministries in Terre Haute is hosting a presentation Saturday, Feb. 15, on teen suicide, and how people should not be afraid to speak out and help save lives among their peers.
“Speak Life — Show Love” begins at noon Saturday in Saints Home Church of God In Christ at 2210 N. 13th St.
Church presents ‘Love Languages’ author’s video seminar on Valentine’s weekend
Gary Chapman wrote the original edition of “The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted” in 1979.
Now a nationally known author and relationship counselor, with a radio program heard on more than 100 stations across the United States, Chapman first published the book under the title, “Toward a Growing Marriage,” 35 years ago.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: Feb. 8, 2013
THE JOY LADY: A half-crazed squirrel, Sister Bertha and secret sins
Today we’re going to discuss Sister Bertha Better Than You. She’s the dear sister who was immortalized in Ray Stevens’ “The Mississippi Squirrel Revival.”
Brenda Doreen Murphy
MARTINSVILLE, Ill. — Brenda Doreen Murphy, 66, of Martinsville, passed away at 5:55 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at her home.
THE JOY LADY: Be joyful, pray continually, give thanks for God’s glory
There’s a special framed picture in our house.
- RELIGION BRIEFS: Feb. 1, 2014
- CHURCH BRIEFS: Jan. 25, 2013
THE JOY LADY: Those good Old Testament stories teach us many lessons
I love a good story — the kind of story that makes me think about it long after I’ve heard it or read about it.
Joy Lady: Jesus’ last words give step-by-step approach to personal evangelism
We all want to have the last word, don’t we?
- Church briefs: Jan. 18, 2014
‘Winter Night of Prayer’ set for Thursday
The Sisters of Providence invite people of all faith traditions to St. Mary-of-the-Woods for “A Winter Night of Prayer” in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday.
Joy Lady: Wish we would all be a bit more child-like; don’t you?
Recently, our two oldest grandchildren spent a few days with us. When their parents came to pick them up, their daddy asked them, “What was the best thing about staying here?” Without hesitation, they both pointed to my husband and me and said, “Being with Nonnie and Papaw!” It melted our hearts.
- Church briefs: Jan. 11, 2013
Joy Lady: Want a way to keep your resolutions? Resolve to change your thinking
It should come as no surprise to my regular readers that I don’t “do” new year’s resolutions. Nope. Don’t believe in them. In fact, the entire time I’ve written this little column — going on 14 years, now — I have not once dedicated a column to any new year’s resolutions. I’ve confessed that I know any resolution or promise I make will be one I will break before the new year is even a week old. I’m just that kind of gal.
- Church briefs: Jan. 4, 2013
Joy Lady: We shouldn’t play the exchange game with God
The packages have been opened and the wrappings discarded. The toys have been played with. The electronics have had their batteries charged and their software downloaded. The cookies and candy have been passed around and eaten. The leftovers have been forgotten in the back of the refrigerator. That’s because Christmas is … well, it’s ummm … it’s over. Now it’s the season for The Great Gift Exchange.
- Church briefs: Dec. 28, 2013
Seven Sisters of Providence celebrate 70 years
This year, seven Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods will celebrate 70 years in the congregation.
Joy Lady: At the top of my list of favorite things …
Here is this year’s list of a few of my favorite things.
- Church briefs: Dec. 21, 2013
Four celebrate 75, 80 years as Sisters
This year two Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods will celebrate 75 years in the congregation, and two will mark 80-year anniversaries.
New Providence Associates commit to works of love, mercy, justice
Recently 21 Providence Associates pledged “to make a commitment that will honor Divine Providence and further God’s loving plans through works of love, mercy and justice in service among God’s people.” Most did so in a ceremony Nov. 9 in the Church of the Immaculate Conception at St. Mary-of-the-Woods.
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