St. George’s Easter service today
St. George Orthodox Church, 1900 S. Fourth St., Terre Haute, is celebrating Holy Week. A Good Friday service was conducted Friday night, with an Easter service at 9 p.m. today and the Agape (Love) Service at noon on Sunday.
The Orthodox Church bases its calculations for the date of Easter on the Julian Calendar, which was in use at the time of the First Ecumenical Synod, thus celebrating Easter at a different time than other Christian churches. The date of the celebration of Easter for western Christians is based the Gregorian Calendar, according to an Orthodox Church news release explaining the variance.
Orthodoxy is the oldest Christian Church in Christendom — the worldwide community of Christians. Orthodoxy is second-largest body in Christendom with 225 million people worldwide, with 6 million in the U.S. and Canada.
The Terre Haute community is invited to join St. George Orthodox Church in the Holy Week services.
Eva Kor to receive honorary doctorate
Christian Theological Seminary’s board of trustees will present Eva Mozes Kor with an honorary doctorate of public service on May 18 at the Seminary in Indianapolis.
The honor is in recognition of her founding of the CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center and her message of forgiveness. Kor will receive her honor during commencement services.
A Holocaust survivor, Kor and her twin Miriam were among the children who endured experiments conducted by Nazi doctors during World War II. In 1984, Ker founded CANDLES, Children of Auschwitz Nazi Deadly Experiments Survivors, choosing the name because she wanted to shed light on the chapter of history. Demonstrating forgiveness, 50 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, Ker publicly forgave Nazi doctor Dr. Hans Munch.
The seminary board of trustees will also present Dr. Allan Aubrey Boesak with an honorary doctorate of divinity and the Rev. Dr. Jane Adams Spahr with an honorary doctorate of ministry.
Jonah Fish Fry
slated for May 17
Memorial United Methodist Church is hosting a Jonah Fish Fry fundraiser on May 17 to support a youth mission trip to Hinton, N.C.
The dinner, from 4 to 7 p.m., will include fish, beans, slaw, applesauce, home-made desserts coffee and tea, carry-out available.
The cost is $8 for adults at the door, $7 in advance, and $5 for children under 12 years old.
The church is at 2701 Poplar St. For tickets or more information, call 812-234-0776.
A new prayer ministry has started at Grace Community Church.
The site, www.prayfor
youinterrehaute.com, is a place to leave anonymous prayer requests. The church includes people from Illinois and Indiana, and Mike Pringle is their pastor. About half of the church is involved in the prayer ministry.
For more information about the church, visit www.gccth.org.
Women’s conference coming up Friday
First Baptist Church of North Terre Haute will host the “Refresh” women’s conference on and May 11 at the church on Lafayette Avenue across from Otter Creek Middle School.
The conference speaker will be Lynette Good, a missionary to Berlin and Germany and outreach coordinator of Alabaster Jar, an outreach ministry to prostituted women on the streets of Berlin, primarily trafficked women from Eastern Europe.
Praise and worship will be led by Connie Whitaker.
Conference will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday and will continue until lunch Saturday.
The cost of conference is $20.
For more information or to register, visit firstbaptist
north.com or call 812-466-3148.
THE JOY LADY: I’m glad we can sing to God with voices raised, smiles on our faces
When my children were young, I had a habit of annoying them. I didn’t do it on purpose, at least not in the beginning.
Sisters to host ‘Way of the Cross for Justice’
Adding to a tradition born approximately 800 years ago, the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods will host “Way of the Cross for Justice” on Friday.
Churches come together for Good Friday service
The spirit that brought Centenary United Methodist, Central Presbyterian and St. Stephen’s Episcopal churches together for a grand combined Sunday morning worship service called Holypalooza last August is again bringing them together on Good Friday, the remembrance of the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth, one of the holiest days in Christian tradition.
St. Mary’s Helping Hands to host yard sale/bake sale
St. Mary’s Helping Hands, of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marshall, Ill., has scheduled its annual yard sale/bake sale from 8 a.m. to noon CDT on April 26, in St. Mary’s Parish Hall, at the corner of South Fifth and Maple streets.
Sisters announce Holy Week services
The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods have announced special services for Holy Week.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: April 12, 2014
- CHURCH BRIEFS: April 5, 2014
Taizé event features prayer at the cross
The Sisters of Providence welcomes the greater faith community of the Wabash Valley to gather from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday for an ecumenical Taizé prayer in the Church of the Immaculate Conception at St. Mary-of-the-Woods.
Joy Lady: Does our behavior sometimes make God shake His head in dismay?
I’m one of those weird adults who actually enjoys spending time with teenagers.
UU church: Cookies and Conversation
An event called Conversation and Cookies is an opportunity next week for members of the non-Muslim community to visit with local members of the Islamic faith.
Covenant opens food pantry
Covenant Ministry in Terre Haute has a food pantry open during the office hours of 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Faith Baptist to host Taylors show
The Taylors from Lillington, N.C., will be in concert at 7 p.m. April 13 in Faith Southern Baptist Church at Clay City.
Campus ministry set to celebrate 70 years of work
A giant banner in front of United Campus Ministries Center proclaims its 70th anniversary with the theme “Continuing the Journey.”
THE JOY LADY: Leading you away from your best-laid plans
When I was a young girl, I had plans for what my future would be.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: March 29, 2014
THE JOY LADY: ‘Only thing in life that is constant is change’
Here’s a truth that I can’t escape: Things change.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: MARCH 22, 2014
Sisters of Providence schedule ‘Come and See’ recruitment weekend
Catholic women ages 18 to 42 are invited to join the Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods for the annual “Come and See” weekend scheduled April 11-13.
Our Lady of Providence shrine to be rededicated
An important facet of the prayer ministry of the Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods will be reopened to the public on April 6.
‘Seven Last Words’ retreat scheduled
The Sisters of Providence are sponsoring a retreat that will explore the last statements Jesus Christ made during the crucifixion.
Lizzy Long, Little Roy Lewis to perform at Union Christian Church in March
Lizzy Long and Little Roy Lewis are scheduled to take the stage at 7 p.m. March 28 at Union Christian Church, 5350 E. Hulman Drive.
THE JOY LADY: Don’t let the grouchiness seep in with the snow
I don’t know if you’ve noticed it or not, but people are starting to get… well… umm… how can I say it gracefully? People are starting to get grouchy. And that makes me kinda grouchy, too.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: Feb. 22, 2013
Lenten book study series set
Those who wonder what happened during the second Vatican Council can plan to attend a Lenten study series based on John W. O’Malley’s book, “What Happened at Vatican II,” scheduled for the four Thursdays in March.
National Catholic Sisters Week
Sister Editha Ben, vocation director for the Sisters of Providence, will attend the first National Catholic Sisters Week March 8-14 along with Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College student Josephine Nieto.
Joy Lady: Finding the importance of truth described in the Bible
The Bible. It’s my favorite book of all time. I read it. I study it. I teach it. I quote from it. I write about it. I sing songs about it. I love the Bible in many formats, for I use several translations and paraphrases. And I’ve even been known to borrow my husband’s Greek New Testament to check on some phrase or word from the original.
- Church briefs; Feb. 15, 2014
Ministry hosts teen suicide presentation; announces call for actors
Innovative Anointed Ministries in Terre Haute is hosting a presentation Saturday, Feb. 15, on teen suicide, and how people should not be afraid to speak out and help save lives among their peers.
“Speak Life — Show Love” begins at noon Saturday in Saints Home Church of God In Christ at 2210 N. 13th St.
Church presents ‘Love Languages’ author’s video seminar on Valentine’s weekend
Gary Chapman wrote the original edition of “The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted” in 1979.
Now a nationally known author and relationship counselor, with a radio program heard on more than 100 stations across the United States, Chapman first published the book under the title, “Toward a Growing Marriage,” 35 years ago.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: Feb. 8, 2013
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