News From Terre Haute, Indiana

September 8, 2012

CHURCH BRIEFS: Sept. 8, 2012

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Maple Avenue United Methodist

Celebrates Teachers and Educators from the 12 Points & Collett Park neighborhoods September 9 with Sunday Service in the Park at 10:30 at the Collett Park Pavilion.

Pastor Dave Rockhill will deliver a message honoring all the people responsible for shaping our youth, and how grateful we are for their commitment. Mayor Duke Bennett and the City of Terre Haute have declared “12 Points & Collett Park Educators Day.” Music will be provided by Dan Rodriguez and the considerable talent from the congregation. Food and soft drinks will be served following this event.

In case of inclement weather, service will be held in the Family Life Center. This is a Family Friendly event open to everyone to attend regardless of Faith or Denomination.

For further information call (812) 232-7263.

Trinity Lutheran

Please come and join us at our worship service time at 10 a.m. each Sunday at the church, 2620 Ohio Boulevard.

All are welcome to come and join us Sunday, from 4 to 6 p.m. for a Block Party, followed by a concert at 6 p.m. here at the church. We will be hosting a Block Party to celebrate the beginning of Fall Sunday school and all of the Trinity family is invited as well as our neighbors in our community. Food and activities and a Mini-Health Fair will take place from 4 to 6 p.m., and then at 6 p.m. the Christian musical group, the Graybeards will share their musical gifts with us.

Also at Trinity, our Outreach Committee is continuing to sponsor an ongoing Paper Goods Drive to help victims of domestic violence at the local CODA (Council On Domestic Abuse) safe house. Suggested items to be donated will be things like paper towels, Kleenex, toilet paper, etceteras. Please bring donated items and place them in the box marked “Paper Supplies for CODA” in our Narthex area. They will be collected on the second Sunday of each month and given to CODA.

Also, coming up on Sept. 30, the children in our congregation will be collecting pennies for their Penny Power Ministry during the worship service to help feed hungry children around the world through the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) World Hunger Organization. For more details concerning the church call (812) 232-7628.

Maple Avenue United Methodist

The church welcomes all to worship with us this Sunday at 8:30 a.m. at the church at 10:30 a.m. at Collett Park’s South Shelter. Join us at Collett Park for worship, special music, fellowship, and food. Bring a covered dish, a lawn chair and a friend for worship outdoors. We will be recognizing area teachers for their dedication to education. Pastor David Rockhill will deliver Sunday’s message titled “The Most Dangerous Occupation” which will incorporate scripture James 3:1-12. This week’s theme reminds us that being a teacher is the most dangerous job because we can change lives for the better or for the worse. Sunday school classes for all ages will meet at 9:30 a.m. We offer free transportation to and from the 10:30 a.m. worship service. If you would like a ride to Collett, please call the church office before noon on Fridays during the week. We will be happy to pick you up and bring you to the park. You may call the church at (812) 232-7263. We hope you will join us for this inspirational worship service.

The church offers many programs for adults and children alike. Programs available to all include: GED classes, adult basic education classes, after school tutoring (grades 1-5), after school open gym, (grades 1-5), daycare, preschool. music programs include: the Chancel Choir, Summer Dinner Theatre Productions, Spring Cabaret, Christmas and Easter cantatas with orchestra and Children’s Choir. Missions and service opportunities include: Prayer Chain, Operation Classroom, Penny Drive for Lebanon Children’s Home, United Campus Ministries, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, Habitat for Humanity, and 14th & Chestnut Community Center. There is something for everyone at Maple Avenue UMC and we hope you will join us for an inspirational worship service. For more information, check us out on the web at

Grace Baptist

The public is invited to attend the 35th Anniversary Celebration of the church and to honor its founding pastor, Brother James B. Haddix, for 35 years of ministry and dedication to the work of the Lord on Sept. 9, 2012; 10 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. Evangelist Scott Saxton to speak; noon dinner on the grounds; 1:30 p.m. 35th Anniversary Celebration service.

The church was founded on Sept. 11, 1977, as “seven born again” baptized believers stepped forward to sign the “official charter” which organized the church and became its first members. The church is independent, fundamental, soul winning and supports missionaries around the world.

Grace Baptist School was founded in August 1985, to educate our young people and challenge them to dedicate their lives to the Lord’s service. The Grace Baptist Camp was started in July 2005, as a summer youth ministry.

Pastor Haddix extends a warm invitation to all former members and friends of Grace Baptist to rejoice with us in these “35 Years of Grace” meetings on Sunday, at 10 a.m. The church is located at 1209 N. 19th St. Call (812) 917-5350 for transportation or (812) 249-3266.

Cornerstone Bible

The church, 65 Home Ave., is celebrating its 25th year of existence and would like to give thanks in celebration on Sunday, and would like to invite all of those who have attended in the past to share with us on that day. We will have our worship service at 10:45 a.m. followed by a potluck dinner (please bring a dish or two of food to share) and then back in the auditorium for a fun remembrance with special music, congregational singing, sharing, and a fun video presentation of some good old memories. Please come and be a part of this special day.

Rio Grande Baptist

Pastor Matt Larimer and the congregation of the church, 4411 E. Rio Grande Ave., invites you to Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., and worship service at 10:30 a.m. We have a family oriented service with music, and children’s message.

On Wednesday at 7 p.m. we provide Bible study for all ages and prayer time with Pastor Matt. This is a chance to connect with others during the week, share prayer requests and learn more about God’s word. We welcome everyone to attend.

On Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. we are offering the Financial Peace University by Dave Ramsey. Participants will learn to manage their money “God’s way”, spend and save wisely, and much more. This class started on Sept. 6, so it is still possible to catch up if you are interested.

Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, the “Rock, Hop and Roll” music tour will make an appearance at Rio Grande featuring Nine Lashes, NF, The Wedding and Attaboy. Doors open at 5 p.m. Showtime is 5:45 p.m. Advance tickets are $8 or $10 at the door. For ticket information call (812) 230-8671.

For more information about Rio Grande or other programs please visit our website at or email at

Peniel United Methodist

The church, is located at Kennedy Crossing Road, in Brazil.

Peniel will be holding their annual Homecoming at the end of this month — Sept. 30.

Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. will be the administrative board meeting.

Choir practice is scheduled for Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. There are some vacant chairs, come and join this group. Sept. 20 is the Co-Workers/Fidelis Class meeting at 6 p.m. (That time means food will be an attraction!)

The Food Pantry will need personal items.

The scripture this Sunday is from Isaiah 15:4-7.

Pastor Pippin’s message is “Honest Waiting”!

Sunday school begins at 9:45, with church services following at 10:45 a.m.

For more information, feel free to contact Pastor Pippin at (812) 443-8489.

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 146 year old church. We invite you to worship with us, Sunday, at 9:30 a.m. Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s sermon, “Risking the Arm: The Risky Art of Christian Community” (Matthew 18: 10-20), and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and special music arranged by the Chancel Choir director Erich Kendall.

Fellowship 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), Jed Smock will teach and lead discussion on “Faith Is Assurance” (Hebrews 11: 1-3, 6; Psalms 46: 1-3, 8-11). At the same time, in the Cross and Flame Room, the Adult Discussion Group will continue their study of the book of John.

Sunday school classes for children under the age of 3 and up to age 12, include: Nursery and Toddlers with A. J. Nicoson; Beginners (ages 3 to 5) taught by Jessica Kendall; Kindergarten (K--5 years) taught by Gwen Dugger; and Youth Class (grades 6--12) taught by Gail Hays and Nancy Rogers. The theme for all classes this Sunday is “God Speaks to Moses.”

On Sunday at 7 p.m. or immediately after the 6 p.m. worship service at United Campus Ministries, next door (321 N. 7th St.), the “Big Question” Sunday school class for post-high school and college age students will meet at Centenary. The church school year will begin with a get-acquainted event including supper. The study topic for the Fall semester will be Adam Hamilton’s book “When Christians Get It Wrong.” Discussion will be led by the Rev. Phyllis Peters.

Centenary’s Chancel Choir rehearsals are from 8:30--9:15, every Sunday morning. We invite the students of Indiana State University, Rose-Hulman, St. Mary-of-the-Woods College, Harrison College, and Ivy Tech, who have interest in singing in a beautiful traditional church, led by an excellent choir director, accompanied by a published organist, and backed by a very fine old 1600+ pipe organ to join us.

Become a “disciple” through Bible study. Study the scriptures (from Genesis to Revelation) with us in a course lasting 34 weeks. We will meet weekly for 2 and 1/2 hours (from September to May). Each participant makes a commitment to daily preparation, weekly attendance, and full participation in the group study session. Please contact the church office for more information.

Students from Middle School and High School classes (grades 6-12) will meet at Central Presbyterian Church, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Sunday. They will watch a video clip and discuss the way the ancient Bible guides us in our modern life. Also interested 6th to 12th grade students are welcome to become a member of the Seventh Cent Youth Group of Centenary and Central Presbyterian.

The Church’s Seventh Street entrance is handicapped accessible, and ample parking is located behind the church. Consider participating in our “Prayer and Mediation Time” led by Lay Preacher Tom Barnett Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon.

If you are interested in any of activities listed call (812) 232-2319.

St. Mark United Church of Christ

St. Mark United Church of Christ, 475 S. Fruitridge Ave., in Terre Haute, will be having an indoor rummage sale in their Omega Hall on Saturday Sept. 8 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food and drinks will also be available at the sale. No matter what the weather, the sale will be dry and air conditioned.

You are also invited to attend Sunday worship at St. Mark United Church of Christ at 9:30 am. Rev. Teresa Higus will be preaching.

We have two adult Sunday school classes, a teen class, an elementary class and a pre-school class that meets Sunday morning at 10:45. A second adult Bible Study class on the book of Acts is offered on Monday at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

On Wednesdays during the day our Sewing Gals meet from 9-2. All are welcome to join any of these events-membership not required.

Call the church office is you have any questions. (812) 232-8000, Monday thru Thursday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 215 N. 7th St. (at the corner of Eagle St.) worship at 8 and 10 a.m. each Sunday morning. All who wish to worship God in the beauty of holiness are welcome; those who have been baptized and admitted to Communion in any denomination are welcome to receive Communion.

Coffee and conversation follow both services.

Sunday, Sept. 9 is Signup Sunday at St. Stephen’s. Members of the parish signup to participate church activities such as the parish choir and volunteering at the Salvation Army Food Pantry.

Saturday, Sept. 15 is Pumpkin Fest in the church garden on 7th Street. Homemade pumpkin bread and other baked goods and pumpkin-themed and fall crafts will be on sale to the public.

The Rev. Joseph H. Chillington is St. Stephen’s Rector. The parish office is open Tuesday through Friday from noon until 4 p.m.

Phone: 232-5165 Email:

Oregon Baptist

Sermon for Sept. 9 - “Greatest Need of All” - John 3:1-16

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.

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. There are youth groups for pre-K through high school.

St. Benedict

The parish community of St. Benedict, 111 S. 9th St., celebrates Mass on Saturday evening at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Please note that we are back to our regular Mass times beginning this Sunday. Daily Mass is celebrated each weekday with the exception of Wednesday at 12:05 p.m. Join us.

Religious Education for our elementary grades begins at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings and our youth ministry classes begin at 5 p.m. Sunday. Youth Ministry Mass and Picnic is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 30 at Hawthorn Park, 4 to 7 p.m.

If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith RCIA is the place for you. Sessions are held weekly on Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. If interested please contact Sue Butwin at 812-232-8421 or

Holy Rosary

Fr. John Hollowell and the parishioners of Holy Rosary, Seelyville, invite you to join us for Sunday Mass at 10 a.m. You are also welcome to join us for daily mass on Monday evenings at 6 p.m. and on Tuesday at 9 a.m.

St. Joseph University Parish

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

Grade school and middle school religious education classes begin at 10:15 am Sunday. Our high school faith formation program will begin on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. Classes are at the Moran Center located at St. Patrick School on select Sunday from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane McGee at for more information or to register. Youth Ministry Mass and picnic is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 30 at Hawthorn Parke from 4 to 7 p.m.

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. St. Joe’s welcomes new and returning students and celebrates the start of a new academic year. For more info go to:

The Knights of Columbus will pray the rosary for the Protection of Life and Right to Religious Freedom at St. Joseph University parish Sunday, Sept. 9 at 8:15 am. All are invited to join in this prayer for the protection of life and protection of our right to religious freedom in our country.

Buy your tickets now. Age to Age: Generations of Faith, a concert event sponsored by St. Joseph University Parish and the Terre Haute Deanery Center is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 at 7:30 p.m., St. Joseph University Parish. Catholic music icons, Steve Angrisano, Dan Schutte and Chris Stephan perform and share their music with one another and the Church. Three generations of Faith are brought together with three powerful voices and one powerful faith. Tickets are available at St. Joseph University Parish office 113 S. 5th St., online at, as well as, at the Deanery Center, 1801 Poplar St. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and $40 family pass for 2 adults and up to 3 children.

St. Margaret Mary

The St. Margaret Mary parish community invites you to join us for weekend Mass on Saturday at 4 p.m. or Sunday at 11 a.m. You are also invited to the celebration of a Spanish Mass each Sunday at 2 p.m. We are located at 2405 S. 7th St. A Healing Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at St. Margaret Mary Church at 2 p.m.

Religious Education for grades Pre-K through 8 will begin the new school year with a Kickoff Event on Sunday, Sept. 16 in the Legacy Room at 9:30 a.m. Students and their families are invited to join us for the Kickoff event of breakfast, family activity and an opportunity to meet our catechists. First full day of religious education will be Sunday, Sept. 23 from 9:30-10:45 a.m.

Our high school faith formation program will begin Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. Classes are at the Moran Center located at St. Patrick School on select Sunday from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Call the parish office or contact Marcia Lane McGee at for more information or to register. Youth Ministry Mass and picnic is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 30 at Hawthorn Parke from 4 - 7 pm.

RCIA sessions are held weekly on Wednesday from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Please contact the parish office at 812-232-3512 for information.

St. Margaret Mary parish invites you to a study of “Revelation” a program by Jeff Cavins. This study group meets Sunday morning from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. in the Parish office. Cost $25 for materials. The Monday night study group will resume study on Monday, Sept. 10 from 7 - 9 p.m. The Monday night study group will begin the 8 week study by Rev. Robert E. Barron: Seven Deadly Sins - Seven Lively Virtues. Cost $15 for materials. Everyone is absolutely welcome to attend. To register or for more information please call the parish office (232-3512).

St. Mary-of-the-Woods Village

St. Mary-of -the-Woods Village Church invites you to join us for liturgy Sunday at 9 a.m. Sunday morning religious education classes are almost ready to begin again. Now is the time to register your children for the new school year.

If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith or exploring membership in the Catholic Church contact Sr. Joan Slobig, S.P. for information about the RCIA, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults at the parish office. For further information about our parish or events please call the parish office, 812-535-1261.

St. Patrick Church

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

Spending time in meditation, prayer, and adoration in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament is an excellent opportunity to experience grace in our lives. Located west of the Rectory behind the Catholic Charities offices, the Perpetual Adoration Chapel is visited by parishioners and members of other local Catholic communities. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You are most welcome to participate in this opportunity for silent meditation, prayer, and adoration.

Sunday morning Religious Education program will begin on Sept. 9 with our annual Kickoff Event. Plan to join us for breakfast, activity and a chance to meet our catechists for the year. Kickoff Event will be from 10:15 am to 11:30 am at Moran Center. Parents and families plan to join students for this special welcoming event. Sunday, Sept. 16 will be our first full day of religious education classes at St. Patrick for grades Pre-K through 8. Class time is 10:30 to 11:45 am.   

Our high school faith formation program will begin on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. Classes are the Moran Center located at St. Patrick School on select Sunday from 5 - 6:30 pm. Call the parish office or contact Marcia Lane McGee at for more information or to register. Youth Ministry Mass and Picnic is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 30 at Hawthorn Park, 4 - 7 p.m.

RCIA sessions are held weekly on Wednesday from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. If interested or have questions, please call the parish office, 812-232-8518.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish welcomes our new Sacramental Minister, Father John Hollowell. Please join us to celebrate Mass at 4:30 p.m. Saturday or noon Sunday.

Religious education classes begin Sunday, Sept. 9 at 10:30 a.m. Youth ministry classes begin at 5 pm Sunday. Youth Ministry Mass and picnic is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 30 at Hawthorn Parke from 4 - 7 p.m. For more information call the office at 812-466-1231.

If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith RCIA is the place for you. Sessions are held weekly on Wednesday from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. If interested or have questions, please contact Barb Black at 812-466-1231 or

Deanery Pastoral Center

Catholicism, a documentary series, will be facilitated by Sr. Mary Montgomery at the Deanery Center on 11 consecutive Wednesday mornings beginning Sept. 19, 10 a.m. - noon. Join us for a journey with acclaimed author, speaker and theologian, Fr. Robert Barron, to more than 50 locations throughout 15 countries.

View and be inspired by the spiritual and artistic treasures of this global culture. Pre-registration is required by Sept. 12. Cost: $20 for materials. Contact the deanery center for more information or to register at 812-232-8400 or

Unity Presbyterian

Worship service at 1207 E. Springhill Dr. is 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. Our Pastor is Linda Peters. Her sermon, “Healing Which Brings Fame Instead of Faith” based on Psalm 125 and Mark 7:24-37. Our Bible Study and Sunday School classes begin Sunday, Sept. 9. This is also our Rally Day with a carry-in picnic.

Child care is available during worship. Join us for coffee and fellowship following the service.

Amie Ellison is our choir director, Andrea Marlow is our organist. For the month of September, Unity will pray for Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, TX. and Presbytery of Ohio Valey Staff. This week, blessings to all who volunteer, are staff members, bus drivers, administrators and students at Dixie Bee 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, our website:

Join us for Potluck and Praise each Thursday 6 p.m. Church office (812) 299-2206.

Reformed Presbyterian

The Terre Haute Reformed Presbyterian Church cordially invites new students and all others to join us for worship this Sunday. S.S. for all ages begins at 9:30 am, with the regular adult class is studying the promises of God using the book “Living by God’s Promises” by Joel Beeke and James La Belle. The college age class is studying the book “The Pursuit of Holiness” by Jerry Bridges.”

Pastor Bill Roberts will preach on the theme of “God Uses Faithful Parents” from the book of II Timothy. Worship begins at 10:45 am and is followed by a fellowship meal to which all are invited to stay. The church meets at 1407 North 25th St., (corner of 25th St., and 5th Ave.). A nursery for children three and under is available during the worship service.

Seelyville United Methodist

Pastor Jack Diel and the Seelyville UMC Family invite you to worship with us on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care will be provided by Pam Alexander, and a time of fellowship and refreshment, hosted by Melody McKinney and Jacque Trinler, follows the service. Adult Sunday School classes begin at 10:45 a.m.

“Kid’s Hour” continues for the second week from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster with assistant Nancy Fletcher. This newly created children’s program invites those from age 5 - 12 each Sunday morning. The aim of each class is to teach about the Bible and God’s love, including worship time, Bible study, craft time, and a monthly memory verse. The focus for September will be the “Life of Moses.” Pam continues to encourage adults to volunteer as assistants for this exciting new ministry.

The sermon for Sept. 9 is titled “God’s Love Knows No Bounds.” We will affirm that God’s love calls us to love all of God’s children. Scripture readings are James 2: 1-17 and Mark 7: 24-37. Liturgist for this Sunday is Donna Crowley and special music will feature the chorus of chimes. Hymns will be accompanied by guitarist Cathleen Flynn and include “Kum Ba Yah,” “Jesus’ Hands Were Kind Hands,” and “They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love.”

The Agape Group begins its fall study Monday, Sept. 10 at 2:30 p.m. in the home of Edith Tucker. Also on Monday is the Scouts “Court of Honor” at 6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall and the Administrative Council at 7 p.m. in the Library.

The Prayer and Bible Study group meets on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. in the Library. Wednesday, Sept. 12 finds the Book Banter Buffet enjoying lunch in the home of Donna Crowley with discussion of the book The Daughter She Used to Be by Rosalind Noonan. Yoga for Beginners continues at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday with instructor Trudy Newton, and the Finance/Stewardship Committee meets at 7 p.m. in the Library.

Financial Peace University continues at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13 with instructors Steve and Patty Jones and Jim and Diane Hanson. New participants are always welcome. The Emmaus group meets in the home of Joyce Swoveland and Carolyn Pickel at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14. Please call the church office if there are any questions about the many groups and events beginning once again in the fall.

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

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation

The church is at 1875 Fruitridge Ave., Terre Haute. Our Service is each Sunday at 10:30 am. Sunday Sept. 9 at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Jennie Barrington will present the Water Ceremony - Remember to bring water from a place you visited this summer which is special to you. If you forget, we will have water that you can contribute symbolically. This worship service, sometimes also called “Water Communion,” was first used at a UU congregation in the 1980s. Many UU congregations now hold a Water Ceremony at the beginning of the new church year. Members bring a small amount of water from a place that is special to them. During the service, people pour their water together into a large bowl. As the water is added, each person explains why this water is special to them. The combined water is symbolic of our shared UU faith coming from many different sources.  Sunday, Sept. 9 at 9:15 a.m, we invite you to join Our Adult Education Group, The Rationalist Free Thinkers Discussion Group, led by Dr. Ed Warner. They will meet in the library. This week their topic of discussion will be: Articles on Mormonism and Romney (New Yorker Aug. 12 & 20 by Adam Gopink

Children’s Religious Education begins at 10:50 - There are two groups, youth ages 5 to 9 and Tweens, ages 10 and up. Childcare for younger children is provided for the entire service.

Our regular service is each Sunday morning at 10:30 am. 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 at 812-232-1193 or visit

Riley Bible

The entire Riley Bible family invites you to join us at our church. We are located two doors down from the Dollar General in Riley Square, Riley; right off of Highway 46. Sunday morning services include Sunday School for all ages at 10 am and family worship service at 11 am. Wednesday night Prayer and Bible Study starts at 7 p.m. with regular prayer and Bible study.

Currently, Pastor Hodge is teaching through the book of Romans on Sunday mornings.

Riley Bible Church is a fellowship of Christians dedicated to studying the Bible in order to grow spiritually and tell others of His salvation. For directions or more information call 812-230-6053, visit www.riley or check us out on facebook@RileyBibleChurch.

Central Presbyterian

Central Presbyterian Church (125 North 7th St.) will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Davis’s sermon, “Love in Action,” will be based on James 2:1-17, which calls Christians not to favor the rich over the poor and reminds us that good works are a natural outgrowth of faith. The Choir will return Sunday from their summer vacation; rehearsal for the worship service commences at 8:45 a.m. New singers are welcome and encouraged to participate. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. During the fellowship hour following the Sunday worship service, the congregation will welcome Cora Glenn with a baby shower. On Tuesday at 1 p.m. the “Celebrating Life” group will meet with a representative of the American Red Cross to learn of their assistance programs. Immediately following, the Red Cross will conduct a blood drive at the church—from 2 until 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall. On Tuesday at 7 p.m. the first meeting of “Innovation Generation” (married and single adults age 22-39, or thereabouts), will meet to read and discuss The Story, a Bible condensation. On Friday from 5:30 until 9 p.m. the church will host “Parents’ Night Out/Kids’ Night In” for church members. For more details, call the church office (812) 232-5049 or visit us online:

Rosedale Baptist

The church is at Depot and Middle St., Rosedale (765-548-2857), Pastor: Randy McPike

Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m; Sunday School 10:30 am; Sunday Eve Service 7 p.m; Wednesday Night Prayer and Bible Study 7 p.m.

Every third Sunday of the month come and join us for our “New Youth Group Program.”

At 11:30 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.

Smith Park United Methodist

The Yellow Hammer Bluegrass Gospel Group along with the Mershon Sisters and Peggy Landry will present a program of gospel music at 6 p.m. tonight at the church. The church is located one mile north of West Terre Haute on Ferguson Hill at North Smith Place and Woodland Avenue. Worship services will begin at 9 a.m. tomorrow with a special recognition of Grandparents Day. The fall schedule for our After School Kids (ASK) will begin on Wednesday at 4.p.m. Children of all faiths grades K-6 are welcome. The pledges, group singing, Bible story, craft, snack and games fills the hour of fun for children. For information please call pastor Ed Gladish at 812-241-5053.

Grace Community Church of Terre Haute

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 celebration begins at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. Grace is a safe place to experience and interact with God. Children are very important at Grace. Here they meet God as their friend. They learn about His love.

Each Sunday we start with 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. The message is always Bible based and helps lift our eyes to Jesus Christ. Mike Pringle is our pastor. He has a way of making the truths of God practical and helpful.

We meet in the Gospel Assembly Church fellowship hall at 401 W. Springhill Dr. in Terre Haute. It is just west of DeBaun Funeral home on the north side of the street. Come in the east door where all the cars are.

For more information visit our website, or call (217) 251-4507.

Emmanuel United Methodist

Please join us at Emmanuel United Methodist Church for fellowship and Sunday school beginning at 9:15 a.m. and for worship at 10:30 a.m. Emmanuel UMC is a handicap accessible facility, we also provide large print bulletins for those who need them.

Join us for breakfast and prayer Friday mornings at 7 a.m. We dismiss promptly at 7:35-7:40 for those who need to be to work by 8 a.m.

Emmanuel UMC will have a Sunday Evening Service on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 6 p.m. We are looking forward to worshipping with Clinton 1st United Methodist Church’s praise team.

Ham & Bean Dinner/Fundraiser Please make plans to join us at Emmanuel UMC on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 4-7 p.m. to enjoy a Ham and Bean Dinner/Fundraiser. All proceeds will go toward our new Family Life Center Cost: All you can eat Ham and Beans with cornbread and drink $5. Desserts are extra. The church is at 6076 U.S. 150 in West Terre Haute. Call 812-535-4218 or visit

Saints Home Church of God

Saint’s Home Church of God in Christ extends an invitation to the public to join us in a Pre-Anniversary Service for Bishop Mark H. and Mother Dorothy M.O. Blade to celebrate 51 years of Pastoral Service.

Our guest speaker will be Superintendent George Anderson, Pastor of Brighter Day Church of God in Christ, Jeffersonville, Indiana. The service will be Saturday Sept. 8, 2012 and will begin at 7:30. A freewill offering will be taken. The church is located at 2210 North 13th St., in Terre Haute. For more information you may contact the church at 235-5252. Saint’s Home Church of God in Christ extends an invitation to the public to join us in revival. The guest speaker will be Bishop Philemon Turner, Sr. Pastor and Founder of the Lord’s Tabernacle, Memphis, Tenn.

The revival will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 12 and conclude on Friday, Sept. 14. Service will begin nightly at 7:30. A freewill offering will be taken. The church is located at 2210 North 13th St., in Terre Haute. For more information you may contact the church at 235-5252.

Mount Pleasant United Methodist

Aaron Wheaton, senior pastor, and Rick Swan, assistant pastor invite you to join us by attending a worship service or other activity.

Our south campus, located at 3050 East Davis Drive, offers Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with Sunday school classes 10 a.m. Our north campus, located at 1075 North Fruitridge Ave., offers Sunday school at 9a.m. with the worship service following at 10 a.m. Both host Holy Communion the first Sunday of the month.

Try one of our small groups or various Bible studies available throughout the week. 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 a.m.-10:40 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. -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 at 4:30 p.m. every other Sunday.

Boost, our 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 p.m. We host sessions twice a year. Our fall session  runs through Oct. 24.

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

Two Southern Gospel groups are on the schedule. The Pfiefers return to Mt. Pleasant on Oct. 4 with the concert beginning at 7 p.m. and on Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. Ernie Couch and Revival will perform.

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 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. If you enjoy crafts, come on the first Saturday of each month at 10a.m. for Christian fellowship during origami and card making.

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

First Baptist

Our Sunday worship service is at 9:30 a.m. and Sunday School, with classes for all ages, is at 10:45 a.m. This Sunday, Pastor Bernie Jackson will begin a four part sermon series built around the theme “Impact.” The topic for this Sunday will be “What Will Be Your Christian Legacy?” with scripture from Hebrews 11:1-3 & 39-12:3. Pre-School Sunday School and extended care is available throughout the morning. The First Link Hospitality Center is open before and after the worship service providing a place for members and guests to enjoy a cup of freshly brewed Rex coffee, light refreshments and conversation.

Community Fellowship Day will be Sunday from 4 until 8 p.m. This event has been planned by our Christian Education Ministry Team as a day to reconnect. Everyone is invited to join with friends and family for a time of games, fellowship and food in the afternoon. Afternoon activities will include inflatable games and activities for children, organized games for youth and adults, and a dunking booth. A barbecue pork meal will be served throughout the afternoon and evening.

First Baptist Church is an American Baptist congregation located at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Visit

United Methodist Temple

United Methodist Temple meets to worship the God of Shalom revealed in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We meet at 5301 Hwy 41 South, just up from the Southside Walmart. Our 8:45 a.m. service is traditional, utlizing liturgy and hymns. Our 11 a.m. service is a blend of hymns and choruses. Once a month on the first sunday of the month we have Open Table Holy Communion. At 10 a.m. we have our Welcome Cafe and we go to one of 7 classes for all ages. We have a nursery fully equipped for parents who need that service. We also have a van for pick ups that is available by calling in the main office at 299-1898.

We have many activities during the week for all ages. Currently we have our Temple Youth Group, the VOICE, which meets at 6:30 p.m. almost every Sunday. Under the leadership of Tante Robinson, we invite all 6th graders to senior highs to join us for exciting fun, group sharing, and outings to fun places. Parents are welcome.

This coming Sunday we are honored to have the preaching of Rev. Judi Purvis, former District Superintendent of the West District of the UMC. She will be bringing a message Different God, Different Man, based on the text Colossians 2:6-10a. With a title coming from the book by Mitchener’s THE SOURCE, Rev. Judy will be bringing us a reflection of how what we worship influences what we bcome. Experience our choir led by Jill Kuckewich and accompanied by Doug Sperry, organist and piano artist. Choir practice is every Thursday at 7:15 p.m., and bell practice is at 6 p.m. We need you and welcome you to worship God with us.

Schedule: Monday: 10:30 a.m. Christian Yoga; Tuesday: 9:30 am Bible Study of the Psalms with Rev. Dr. Steve Cain; 6 p.m. Zumba; 7 p.m. Bible study of the Psalms with Rev. Dr. Steve Cain; Wednesday-10Bible study of PAUL with Beth Moore, led by Paula West and Jill Kuckewich; 6 p.m. Weightwatchers; 6 p.m. Bible study of Letter of James, led by Ruby Piety; 7:30 p.m. Christian Yoga; Thursday -10 A.m. Piecemakers Prayer ministry; Friday-10:30 a.m. Christian Yoga.

Saint John Missionary Baptist

The Saint John Senior Usher Board will be observing their Annual Usher’s Day with a Musical Celebration on Saturday, September 8th at 6 p.m. The service will consist of musical selections from several local churches, singers and musicians. We are extending an invitation to everyone to come out and join us in praising the Lord through spiritual songs. A special invitation is given to all Ushers from the other churches to join us for this inspirational service. The church is located at 1915 Buckeye St., Terre Haute. Phone (812) 232-2122.

Breden Memorial United Methodist

The Biblical Parable of the 10 virgins is a story of haves and have nots. It is not about money. It is about oil in lamps. It is about preparedness and being unprepared. It portrays the story of the human journey.

The account of it is found in Matthew 25:1-13. Pastor’s message will be “The Oil Burned Out.” This message is very relevant for this day and age.

Our Worship service is 9:30 a.m. No adult Sunday School. Pastor will be showing a second in a series of four DVDS concerning end-time events. This one is “The Mark Of The Beast,” by Dr. David Jeremiah. AA meets on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Ladies’ Prayer Group on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.

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.

Please join us on Sunday  for one of the following services. Rev. Scott’s sermon will be “Lessons to Learn, Lessons to Live”. Proverbs has so many “mini-lessons” that seem so practical and truthful, everyone believes them. But, there is a difference between believing them to be true and putting them into practice in life. How do we bridge that gap between what we believe and what we do? Scripture: Proverbs 22:1-9 and James 2:1-17. 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. please join us for our Fellowship and Refreshment Time. At 10 a.m. please 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 be meeting on September 11th and 25th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tai Chi with Rebecca Graves meets every Tuesday and Friday from 3-4 p.m. Now offering a “gentler” form of Tai Chi for Arthritis. The Knit Wits yarn ministry meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 1-3 p.m. and the 2nd and 4th Thursday from 5-7 p.m. If you like to knit or crochet or would like to learn, please join. Nami (National Alliance on Mental Illness) meets the 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:30-8 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 877-9950.

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

First Congregational

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio in Terre Haute, invites you to join us this Sunday, September 9th, as we continue our study on “Walking with God”, with “The Great Escape”. Everyone knows the story of Noah. Children’s nurseries are filled with the theme, but how often do we really think about the story in light of the people who lived it? Join us as we examine the story of Noah from the inside and think about how God delivered Noah through the flood. Church services are at 8:30 (meditative) and 10:30 (traditional) each Sunday morning. Children’s Church is part of the 10:30 service and then children are invited to attend Sunday School downstairs. There is a staffed nursery during the 10:30 service. Throughout September, we will be collecting baby clothes (sizes 3 months to 18 months) and infant and toddler toys to help support the Christmas House project at CCTH. We will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the area food bank. Members and friends are invited to share in these ongoing mission projects. Members and friends are invited to join us for the annual Rally Sunday picnic, immediately following the 10:30 service on Sept. 23, as we gather at Ozok Shelter in Deming Park.

First Congregational Church is a member of the National and Midwest Associations of Congregational Christian Churches, founded on the principles of “Faith, Freedom & Fellowship.” We believe that we can put those principles into action by welcoming everyone into the fellowship of this church family and by serving God, through Christ, in our community.

For more information visit or listen to our music and sermons at