News From Terre Haute, Indiana

January 24, 2014

CHURCH BRIEFS: Jan. 25, 2013


---- — 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

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.

Oregon Baptist

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.

St. Benedict

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.

Annunciation, Brazil

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.

Deanery Center

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.”

Riley Bible

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

Unity Presbyterian

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

Central Presbyterian

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

Rosedale Baptist

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 or call 812-533-1346.

Trinity Lutheran

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.

Mount Pleasant

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

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

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 to register.

We are on the corner of U.S. 40 and Second Street. The church can be reached at 812-877-1868 or

First Baptist

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 for more information.

Grace Community

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 or call 812-236-1507.

Northside Wesleyan

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.

First Congregational

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