News From Terre Haute, Indiana


September 8, 2012

CHURCH BRIEFS: Sept. 8, 2012


TERRE HAUTE — 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

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