News From Terre Haute, Indiana

September 15, 2012

CHURCH BRIEFS: Sept. 15, 2012


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Patton United Methodist

The Patton United Methodist Church, 21775 E. 225th Rd., Dennison, Ill., will be having homecoming services, Sunday Sept. 16. Morning worship is at 8:30 a.m. CDT Sunday School 9:30 and a carry-in dinner at 11:30. The afternoon service will be at 1:30 this year with the puppet ministry by Wesylan Church in Robinson, Ill. All times are Illinois time. The church is located one mile west of the Indiana/Illinois State Line on Clark/Edgar County Line Road.

Seelyville United Methodist

Pastor Jack Diel and the Seelyville UMC Family invite you to worship Sunday, Sept, 16, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care will be provided by Pam Alexander, and a time of fellowship and refreshment, hosted by Chris Arney and Nancy Fletcher, follows the service. Adlut Sunday School classes begin at 10:45 a.m.

“Kid’s Hour” continues for the third week from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster with assistant Edith Tucker. This newly created children’s program invites those from 5-12 years of age each Sunday morning. The focus for September is “The Life of Moses.” Pam encourages adults to volunteer as assistants for this exciting new ministry.

The sermon for Sept. 16 is “Sticks and Stones and Words.” We will be reminded that our tongues can be a source of both blessings and curses. Scripture readings are Psalm 19 and James 3: 1-12. Liturgist for this Sunday is Bob Webster and special music will be presented by our returning Chancel Choir under the direction of Cathleen Flynn. New members are always welcome with rehearsal at 8:30 a.m. each Sunday morning. Jane Linville, organist/pianist, will accompany the choir and hymns “Christ for the World We Sing,” “Lord, Speak to Me,” and “Be Thou My Vision.”

The Agape Group continues its fall study on Monday, Sept. 17 at 2:30 p.m. in the home of Edith Tucker. The Crafty Quilters gather at 7 p.m. in the home of Jean Reynolds. The Prayer and Bible Study group meets on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. in the Library. Beginning Yoga with instructor Trudy Newton continues on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m. Financial Peace University holds its weekly session Thursday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. with instructors Steve and Patty Jones and Jim and Diane Hanson. This great program on Christian financial principles is always open to new participants and meets at the church.

Scouting activities continue throughout the week. Please contact the Scoutmaster or church office for meeting information.

Seelyville United Methodist Church is located on the corner of U.S. 40 and Second Street in Seelyville. The church office phone number is (812) 877-1868 with email contact available at “We are a caring family making disciples for Jesus Christ.”

Maple Avenue United Methodist

Maple Avenue United Methodist Church welcomes all to worship with us this Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Pastor, David Rockhill will deliver this Sunday’s message titled “Playing Favorites” which will incorporate scripture James 2:1-17. This week’s theme reminds us that God wants us to warmly welcome all. Sunday school classes for all ages will meet at 9:30 a.m. During the 10:30 a.m. worship service children are invited to attend Junior Church with our Sunday Morning Youth Coordinator, Mrs. Sarah Dyer and assistants. We offer free transportation to and from the 10:30 a.m. worship service. If you would like a ride to church, please call the church office before noon on Fridays during the week. We will be happy to pick you up and bring you to church. You may call the church at (812) 232-7263. We hope you will join us for this inspirational worship service.

Maple Avenue 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

Rio Grande Baptist

Please join us this week for Sunday School at 9:30 am and worship at 10:30 am. We worship with traditional hymns as well as praise and worship songs, a children’s message with Pastor Matt Larimer, and special music.

On Wednesdays at 7 p.m. we have prayer meeting and Bible study led by Pastor Matt. Currently we are learning about Eschatology (a study concerning the final events of the world).

On Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 the “Rock, Hop & Roll” concert featuring Nine Lashes, NF, The Wedding, and Attaboy will be here at 5:45 pm. Doors open at 5 pm. Tickets are $8 advance, and $10 at the door.

If you would like more information please visit our website at or email at Rio Grande church is located at 4411 E. Rio Grande, T.H. 47805 at the corner of Erickson and Rio Grande.

Oregon Baptist

Sermon for Sept. 16 - “Need Double Portion of Compassion” Matthew 9:35-36

Oregon Baptist Church is an American Baptist Church located at 11200 S. Carlisle St. Terre Haute, 47802 (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. Oregon is a church where you can quickly join in as we seek to please God by living His great commandment “love God with all your heart and others as yourself” and work His commission to carry the good news to the whole world.

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 thru High School.

St. Mark United

Church of Christ

You are invited to attend Sunday worship at St. Mark United Church of Christ 475 S. Fruitridge Ave. in Terre Haute. Rev. Teresa Higus will be preaching and our choir will be singing an anthem called “His Strength Is Our Song.” No matter where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here.

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 Monday at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

On Tuesdays our Merry Stitchers meet from 1-3 to knit or crochet prayer shawls. On Wednesdays our Sewing Gals meet from 9-2 to make blankets. 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. Benedict

The parish community of St. Benedict, 111 S. 9th St., celebrates Mass on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. and 11 am. Daily Mass is celebrated each weekday with the exception of Wednesday at 12:05 pm. Join us.

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

If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, seeking to grow in your spiritual life, or exploring membership in the Catholic Church, The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, RCIA, is the place for you. It is a learning experience that will change your life offering new meaning and new direction. Sessions are held weekly on Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 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 also are welcome to join us for daily mass Monday at 6 p.m. and Tuesday mornings 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. on 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 a.m. on Sunday. Our high school faith formation program classes are 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 4-7 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:  

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.

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 classes are at 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 Parke from 4 - 7 p.m.

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, 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 bible study program by Jeff Cavins. This study group meets on Sunday morning from 9:15 to 10:45am in the Parish office building. Cost $25 for materials. The Monday night study group will continue sessions this fall from 7 - 9 p.m. in the Parish office building. The Monday night study group will discuss: Seven Deadly Sins - Seven Lively Virtues by Rev. Robert E. Barron. 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 morning at 9 a.m. Sunday morning religious education classes are on Sunday morning. 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 812-535-1261.

St. Patrick

Fr. Rick Ginther, Pastor and St. Patrick parish community, 1807 Poplar St., invite you to weekend liturgy Saturday at 6 p.m. 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 classes meet from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in the Moran Center. Sunday, Sept. 16 will be our first full day of classes for grades Pre-K through 8. Our high school faith formation classes are at the Moran Center located at St. Patrick School on select Sunday evenings 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, September 30 at Hawthorn Park, 4 - 7 p.m.

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, RCIA, sessions are 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. on Saturday or noon Sunday.

Religious education classes for grades Pre-K through 8 are at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. High school youth ministry classes begin at 5 p.m. on 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.

The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, RCIA, sessions are 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

Eighth Ave. Baptist

Eighth Ave. Baptist Church at 2128 - 8th Ave. will be presenting a special “911” program in its 6:00 PM services on Sunday Sept. 16. This program will be in recognition of those who serve and protect. We would like to recognize all law enforcement, military, firemen, and first responders, as well as remember all of those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001 tragedy.

Marshall Federated

Marshall Federated Church, 105 N. Main, Marshall, Ind., and The Parke County Cowboy Church Band will present Cowboy Church on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. Special guest will be Upward Journey Bluegrass Gospel Band from Greencastle. There is no admission charge, however a love offering will be received for our special guest. or information, call John Cornell at 765-597-2209 or the church at 765-597-2497. Please enter the building through the west doors.

Centenary United Methodist

The congregation of Centenary, located at 301 North 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, “Roadside Assistance: The Courageous Act of Christian Mission” (Luke 10: 25--37), and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and the Chancel Choir, directed by Erich Kendall, sing “A Prayer” (by Jay Althouse).

Fellowship in the Church Library will follow the Worship Service, from 10:30--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), Caroline Dando will teach and lead discussion on “Faith Is Endurance” (Hebrews 12: 1-11). 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 the age of 12, include: Nursery and Toddlers with A. J. Nicoson; Beginngers (ages 3 to 5 years) 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 on September 16 is “Moses and the Pharoah.”

On Sunday, at 7 p.m., the “Big Question” Sunday School class for post-high school and college age students will meet at Centenary. 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, 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 and meeting weekly for 2 and 1/2 hours (from September to May). This Bible Study will take place on Mondays, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Please contact the Centenary 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., Sunday. They will discuss the topic, “Wandering.” Interested 6th-12th grade students are welcome to become a member of the Seventh Cent Youth Group of Centenary and Central Presbyterian.

Looking Ahead: The United Campus Ministries Pig Roast, an annual fund-raising event, will take place at Centenary Sunday, Sept. 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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 on Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon.

If you are interested in any of the activities listed above or in our very active women’s ministries, please contact the Church office, any day, at 232-2319.

Reformed Presbyterian

The Terre Haute Reformed Presbyterian Church, a new congregation committed to the inspired and infallible Word of God, 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 “Gospel Courage or Cowardice” 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 Street and 5th Ave.). A nursery for children three and under is available during the worship service.

Shiloh Missionary Baptist

Shiloh M.B. Church Women will be celebrating their Annual Women’s Day on Sept. 16, 2012, at 3:30 p.m. at the church (2401 7th Ave., Terre Haute)

Our guest speaker, Rev. Janet Stepter will speak on the topic, “Equipped to do God’s Work- what does it require?”

Rev. Terrance M. Russell, Pastor

St. Paul Missionary Baptist

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 1000 S. 15th St., Terre Haute, (812)232-7790

The church, 1000 S. 15th Street, invites you to a Women’s Day Weekend Brunch on Saturday, Sept. 22 at noon in the church fellowship hall. The featured speaker will be Min. Deborah A. Gaston from Heirs Covenant Church in Cincinnati. Deborah is the author of “God Speaks - Words For The Journey From The Father’s Heart.” This book is available for purchase for $15. Also available is a CD with excerpts from her book for $10. Both items can be obtained for $20. She also will have a book signing. A freewill offering will be received for the event. For more information, contact the church, 232-7790.

Central Presbyterian

Central Presbyterian Church (125 North 7th St.) will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Davis’s sermon, “Lady Wisdom’s Warning,” will be based on Proverbs 1:20-33, in which the faithful are called to follow the path of wisdom. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. Immediately following the worship service, refreshments and good conversation are served downstairs in Fellowship Hall. For more details, call the church office (812) 232-5049 or visit us online:

South Side Church

of the Nazarene

We at South Side Church of the Nazarene would like to extend to you an invitation to join us for a time of spiritual renewal and encouragement. The Rev. Sherman Beville will be with us Sept. 23-26, 2012. Our Sunday services will be at 10:30 am and 6 pm. Monday - Wednesday services are at 6:30 pm. Mary Suits will be providing our special music. Come and worship with us, as we look to the Word of God together. Any questions please contact the church at 812-235-4286.

Rosedale Baptist

The church is at Depot and Middle Street in Rosedale , In (765-548-2857) Pastor: Randy McPike

Sunday Worship Service 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Eve Service 7 pm; Wednesday Night Prayer and Bible Study 7 pm; Sunday Sept. 16 will be our annual Bike Ride. All ages are welcome to ride. If planning on attending please bring permission slip if your parent isn’t attending. We will be riding to Bridgeton. We will be having a lesson and lunch before we leave.

Peniel United Methodist

The church is  at Kennedy Crossing Rd. in Brazil.

It’s the third Sunday of the month and time to share pastries and beverages, plus a lot of “catching up” on recent activites. This all takes place about 10:25 - in between Sunday School which begins at 9:45 and Church Services at 10:45. A good part of the conversation will be about plans for the annual “Homecoming” on Sept. 30. Preparations are well underway including a special musical group ( to be announced later). Mark that date on your calendar. Also on the week’s schedule is the Co-Workers/Fidelis Class Meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 20. The Town and Country United Methodist Men will meet at Epworth at 8 a.m. Sept 22.

Pastor Pippin”s message will be “Called to Preach”. This Sunday’s Scripture is from Isaiah 50:4-9. Cereal is on the list of donations needed at the Food Pantry in Brazil.

For more information, contact Pastor Pippin at 812-443-8489.

First Unitarian Universalist


First Unitarian Universalist Congregation is located at 1875 Fruitridge Ave., Terre Haute, IN.

Our Service is held each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. - Sunday, Sept. 16 at 10:30 am Rev. Jennie Barringtons sermon “The Art of Civilized Conversation” What can we say when we feel we are at a loss for words? This worship service will explore things we can say to make caring connections with others, including people in hardship, and people of differing beliefs.

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.

We welcome everyone to Unitarian Universalist Congregation. We invite you to come get to know us. Our regular service is each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. 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 by Phone : 812-232-1193 or visit our Website:

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, 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 a.m. Wednesday night Prayer & Bible Study starts at 7 p.m. with regular prayer and Bible study.

Currently, Pastor Hodge is teaching through the book of Romans 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. We believe the principle goal of the church is God’s glory. For directions or more information call us at 812-230-6053, go to our website at or check us out on facebook @RileyBibleChurch.

South Eighth Street Wesleyan

The church, located at 111 S. Eighth St., in West Terre Haute, will have revival services at 7 p.m. from Tuesday Sept. 18 through Sunday, Sept. 23., with evangelist, the Rev. Bennie Durr, from Cincinnati.

Our services on Sunday will be Sunday school classes at 9:30 a.m., morning worship at 10:30 a.m., and Sunday evening worship at 6 p.m. For more information call Pastor Paul Shelton at 812-533-1363.

Mount Pleasant United Methodist

Aaron Wheaton, senior pastor, and Rick Swan, assistant pastor, along with the entire Mount Pleasant family invite you to join us by attending a worship service or other activity at one of our two church campuses.

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 beginning 10 a.m. Our north campus, located at 1075 North Fruitridge Ave., offers Sunday school at 9 a.m. with the worship service following at 10 a.m. Both campuses host Holy Communion the first Sunday of the month.

If you want to grow in Christ and in your Christian faith we invite you to try one of our small groups or various Bible studies available throughout the week at various times, days and evenings, at both campuses. 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 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 begins September 5 and runs through October 24th.

 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 beginning 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 Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. Ernie Couch & 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 mornings 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 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 10 a.m. for Christian fellowship during origami and card making.

Mount Pleasant is connecting families and individuals with God and God’s family through Jesus Christ. For more information, you can call our south campus at 812-232-4808 or north campus 812-232-2478 or visit our website at

Unity Presbyterian

Worship service at 1207 E. Springhill Dr. is 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. Our Pastor is Linda Peters. Her sermon will be a series on Peacemaking a Believer’s Calling, “Believers Who Make Peace” based on Psalm 16 and Matthew 5:1-16. Our Bible Study and Sunday School classes have returned for the school year. 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. Choir rehearsal is every Thursday, 7 p.m. and every Sunday 10 a.m. For the month of September, Unity will pray for Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, TX. and Grammer Presbyterian Church, Grammer, IN. This week, blessings to all who volunteer, are staff members, bus drivers, administrators and students at Farrington Grove 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.

Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist

Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 1935 Tippecanoe St, Terre Haute is having Missionary and Women’s Day service on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. Our guest speaker will be Virginia Strong, of Second Missionary Baptist Church, Brazil, Indiana. Everyone is invited to attend.

First Baptist

Our Sunday morning worship service is at 9:30 a.m. and this week Pastor Bernie Jackson will continue the sermon series “Impact” and the topic will be “How Has God Shaped You?” with scripture text from Exodus 3:1-6, & Acts 9:1-9. Music will be provided by the Sanctuary Choir as they sing an arrangement by Heather Sorenson of “Be Thou of My Vision”, accompanied by a small instrumental ensemble. A children’s story is also included in our worship each week, after which children in grades k-3 are dismissed to their own age appropriate programming. Pre-School Sunday School and extended care is available throughout the morning. Sunday School, with classes for everyone, is at 10:45 a.m. The First Link Hospitality Room is available before and after the worship service serving freshly brewed Rex coffee and light refreshments and providing a place for connection and conversation for members and guests.

The Fall Learning Series will resume on this Sunday evening at 6 p.m. This is a four week small group study of “Building Biblical Community” written by Bill Donahue and Steve Gladden. The fall programming for children and youth will also meet with Youth Music Team at 5 p.m., followed at 6 p.m. by American Baptist Youth Gathering for middle and high school students and Children’s Choir for elementary children.

First Baptist Church is an American Baptist congregation located at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Further information is available at our website

Memorial United Methodist

Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 2701 Poplar Street, Terre Haute, 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 Sept. 16, 2012 for one of the following services. Rev. Scott’s sermon will be “An Up and Down Day in Caesarea Philippi”. In two separate stories, yet, very similar stories at Casearea Philippi, we learn that it was a great day and a terrible day for the disciple Peter. He made the greatest affirmation of who Jesus was and moments later gets rebuked and called Satan. Tough day. Yet, to be honest, it sounds a lot like Christianity everywhere. At times, we are at our best and people are amazed at our faith. At other times, we need to get behind something because we are not very good disciples. Scripture: Mark 8:27-33 and James 3:1-12.

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 am 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 are back and will be meeting on Sept. 25 from 10 a.m.-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. Everyone is welcome.

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 us.

Nami (National Alliance on Mental Illness) meets the 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:30-8pm 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

United Methodist Temple

United Methodist Temple meets to worship that God of shalom (peace) ,hesed (mercy), and tsedaqah (righteousness) at its worship center at 5301 Hwy 41 South.  At 8:45 we worship with liturgy, hymns, and adoring praise. At 11 am, we worship with praise hymns and choruses, and more adoring praise. Our choir sings at our first service. We enjoy all forms of praise for we are the Body of Christ. A children’s message is given each Sunday, after which children are invited to go to Kids Own Worship. At 10:15 a.m. every Sunday we have the Welcome Café which is there for any who wish to have a snack on the way to a Sunday school class. We have eight classes for all ages, including nursery, and we invite you to come and reach out with us to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Our vision of this mission is to: Know Christ, Grow in Christ, Show Christ to All, in the power of God’s Spirit.

This Sunday Rev. Dr. Steve Cain will bring a message on Speaking Christ: The Tongue As Rudder of the Soul. Utilizing the lectionary scriptures from James 1:17-27 about the danger and power of the tongue, and Mark 8:27-38 about the power of a good confession, we will see how what we say to ourselves, to others, and to God, can make a world of difference. A good word can create a good world. Speaking can bring a new world into existence. Affirmations can change reality as we begin to perceive that God is Alive. And God’s life is always there for us.

Our Weekly Schedule: Sunday, 8:45 worship and 11 a.m. worship; 6:30 pm, Youth Group; Monday, 10:30 a.m., Christian Yoga; noon, Celebrate Recovery; Come for working with habits, hurts, and hang-ups. All are welcome. Lunch is available.

Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. The Psalms: Bible Study led by Rev. Steve Cain. Open to all who are interested. Come and join us as we study all the Psalms in the next 12 weeks. Bring your Bible. Get ready to learn. 6 pm  Zumba      

Wednesday: 10 a.m. Paul  Bible study with Beth Meyers led by Jill Kuckewich and Paula West. 7 p.m. Bible study of Letter of James—led by Ruby Piety.  

Thursday: 10 a.m. Piecemakers 6 p.m. Bells rehearsal 7:15 p.m. Chancel Choir Practice

Friday: 10:30 Holy Yoga with Macy Kalb

Office hours are from 8:30 to 12:30 and 1:30 to 3:30 daily. You may reach our staff through the number 812-870-5749; for Margaret Fulsom, church secretary and volunteer coordinator reachable at; Jill Kuckewich, music director, kids’ hope director, and financial secretary; Tante Robinson, youth team leader; Janet Friedrich, Temple Pre School Director, Karla Clayton, Celebrate Recovery Team Leader; and Rev. Steve Cain, senior pastor reachable at Come and join us as we worship the Living Lord of Creation, who has honored all humans as stewards and caretakers of His Creation. Worship is God enjoying us enjoying God.

Breden Memorial United Methodist

Pastor’s Message: “Cursing The Fig Tree”

Scripture Lesson: Luke 13:6-9.

Sunday Morning Worship at 9:30. No adult Sunday School.

A 3rd DVD by Dr. David Jeremiah at 11. The title of this

one Is “The Coming Economic Armagedon.”

AA meets on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Ladies’ Prayer Group at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Trustees meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday.

First Congregational

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio in Terre Haute, invites you to join us this Sunday, Sept. 16, as we continue our study on “Walking with God”, with “It’s Complicated.” Abraham was chosen by God to be the Father of Many Nations. Through his children Ishmael and Isaac, he is considered the father of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim people. And with two women in the picture, it’s very complicated. These complications, of course, simple reinforce the fact that God has always chosen flawed individuals and used them to move forward His plans for this world. Join us as we continue our discussion of the Biblical characters who walked with God and the implications for our own lives.

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 Sunday, Sept. 23, as we gather at Ozok Shelter in Deming Park. Join us for this time of fun and fellowship.

On Sunday, Sept. 30, Rev. Donald C. Mullen, Minister Emeritus and current pastor of Community Congregational Church in South Bend, will join our congregation and be sharing the message.

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 and the world. There’s a place here for you.

For more information, check us out on the web at or listen to our music and sermons at

Grace Community

The Presence of God. The Word of God. The Love of God. This is what you will experience at Grace Community Church of Terre Haute. 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 Children’s Sunday School is something your children will love. Our Youth Sunday School is a great time of encouragement and learning. Our adults enjoy good fellowship, discussion and teaching. All this is in an environment of love and respect. 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.

You will find warm and friendly people here. They are the kind of people who will be happy to meet you and sit with you. Nobody at Grace is perfect. Nobody pretends to be either. We love God and we love the people God loves. That means you.

If you feel drawn to God in any way, Grace is a good place to be. If you are tired of trying to live your faith by yourself, then you don’t have to be alone.

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. You will be glad you did. We look forward to meeting you. In life there are many trials. At Grace you will find the love and help of God.

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