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Seelyville United Methodist
Pastor Jack Diel and Seelyville UMC family invite you to worship on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care will be provided by Pam Alexander, and a time of fellowship and refreshment, hosted by Jo Phillips and Connie Atkinson, follows the service. Adult Sunday school classes begin at 10:45 a.m.
“Kid’s Hour” continues from 9:30 -10:30 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster with assistant Mary Ellen Hankins. This newly created children’s program invites those from 5 to 12 years of age each Sunday morning. The focus for September is “The Life of Moses.” Pam encourages adults to volunteer as weekly assistants for this exciting new ministry.
The sermon for Sept. 23 is “Being Great in God’s Eyes.” Pastor Jack will examine what is true greatness in the reign of God. Scripture reading are from James 3:13 - 4:3, 7-8 and Mark 9:30-37. Liturgist for this Sunday is Jane Smith. Special music will be presented by the Chancel Choir under the direction of Cathleen Flynn and the dedication of new choir robes will be included in the service. Mary Jensen is the organist/pianist and hymns for this Sunday are “Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service,” “Make Me a Servant,” and “There’s Within My Heart a Melody.” Choir rehearsals take place at 8:30 a.m. each Sunday morning and new members are always welcome.
The Agape Group continues its fall study on Monday, Sept. 24 at 2:30 p.m. in the home of Edith Tucker. The Prayer and Bible Study group meets Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. in the library. Beginning Yoga with instructor Trudy Newton continues on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 5:30 p.m. Financial Peace University holds its weekly session on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. with instructors Steve and Patty Jones and Jim and Diane Hanson. This program on Christian financial principles is always open to new participants and meets weekly at the church.
Scouting activities continue throughout the week. Please contact the Scoutmaster or church office for meeting times and information. The fall after school program at the 14th & Chestnut Community Center from 3 to 6:30 p.m. daily is underway. Volunteers to assist in the kitchen for dinner preparation are always needed. Please contact Mary Jensen at 812-877-9994 if you can help. Canned goods and fresh produce, meat and dairy products are ongoing needs for the children’s program and for the food pantry next door. Please continue to support this essential mission of United Methodist Churches in our community.
The 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 e-mail contact available at firstname.lastname@example.org. “We are a caring family making disciples for Jesus Christ.”
Maple Avenue United Methodist Church
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 “Minimizing Conflict” which will incorporate scripture James 3:13-4:8. This week’s theme shows us that James has a plan for eliminating conflict: Don’t make everything resolve around ourselves. 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, 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 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 www.gbgm-umc.org/maple_ave_umc.
Rio Grande Baptist
Please join us this week for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. with traditional hymns and praise music, a children’s message with Pastor Matt Larimer and special music.
On Wednesday at 7 p.m. we offer Bible study led by Pastor Matt. We are currently learning 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 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $8 advance and $10 at the door. If you would like more information please visit our website at www.riograndechurch.com or email at terrehauteRGBC@gmail.com. Rio Grande is located at the corner of Erickson and Rio Grande, 4411 E. Rio Grande, T.H., IN 47805.
St. Benedict Church
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 11:00 a.m. Daily Mass is celebrated each weekday with the exception of Wednesday at 12:05 p.m. Join us. St. Benedict and St. Joseph University parishes will celebrate “The Transitus: Remembering the Passing of St. Francis.” The Transitus is a Franciscan devotion to ritually remember the passing of Saint Francis from this life into God. Saint Francis died Oct. 3. All are welcome to join us at St. Benedict Church on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 7 pm for this unique and special prayer.
Religious Education for our elementary grades begins at 9:30 am Sunday mornings and our youth ministry classes begin at 5 pm Sunday evening. Youth Ministry Mass and Picnic is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at Hawthorn Park, 4 - 7 p.m.
Come celebrate the life of St. Mother Theodore Guerin with us Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. Immediately following the 11 am liturgy we will serve a light meal in the St. Benedict Parish Center (free-will offering). The Sisters of Providence from St. Mary-of-the-Woods will join us. Sister Sue Paweski will portray St. Mother Theodore and help us understand the life of our only Hoosier saint. RSVP: Tina Elliott 812-877-9589 or email@example.com.
Holy Rosary Church
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 Monday at 6 p.m. and 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. On Tuesday, Sept. 25 after the 5:15 Mass the Chaplet of the Divine Mercy will be said. This prayer will be offered every two weeks on Tuesdays after evening Mass. For more information about our services or programs call the parish office at 812-232-7011.
Grade school and middle school religious education classes are from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Sunday. Our high school faith formation program classes are Sunday evenings from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane McGee at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register. Youth Ministry Mass and picnic is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 30 at Hawthorn Park 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: www.campusmin.stjoeup.org.
More than 1500 cities across the United States and Canada are expected to participate on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 in the National Life Chain. Many local churches will be participating in the Terre Haute Life Chain on Third and Wabash St., from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 7. After the life chain, a program celebrating Respect Life Sunday will be sponsored by St. Joseph University Pro-Life Group. The program will begin at 4 p.m. in the Gregorian Room. After a brief presentation on the mission and purpose of the Pro-Life group, the movie Bella will be shown and popcorn and drinks provided. Please feel free to bring children and friends to this family friendly event.
St. Margaret Mary Church
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 also are 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 is Sunday morning 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 p.m. Call the parish office or contact Marcia Lane McGee at email@example.com for more information or to register. Youth Ministry Mass and picnic is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 30 at Hawthorn Park from 4 - 7 p.m.
St. Margaret Mary parish invites you to a study of “Revelation” a bible study program by Jeff Cavins. This study group meets on Sunday 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 Church invites you to join us for liturgy on Sunday 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.
St. Mary’s Village Church invites you to participate in our Hunger Bust Fun Run/Walk (1.5 mile) to be on Oct. 6, 2012 at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College (North end of Avenue) to benefit Providence Food Pantry, West Terre Haute. Registration will take place from 9 to 9:45 a.m. with the race beginning at 10 a.m. The entry fee is $10. To pre-register email: firstname.lastname@example.org. T-shirts are guaranteed to each pre-registered participant. Register by Sept. 29, 2012. For more information call the parish office at 812-535-1261.
St. Patrick Church
Fr. Rick Ginther, Pastor and St. Patrick parish community, 1807 Poplar Street, invite you to weekend liturgy on 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 at 8:15 a.m. For information about any of our programs call the parish office 812-232-8518.
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. 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 email@example.com for more information or to register. Youth Ministry Mass and Picnic is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 30 at Hawthorn Park, 4 - 7 p.m.
Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
Sacred Heart of Jesus parishioners welcome you to celebrate Mass with them at 4:30 p.m. Saturday or noon Sunday. We are located at 2322 N. 131/2 St. Join us this weekend.
Religious education classes for grades Pre-K through 8 are at 10:30am Sunday morning. 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 Park 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, 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 or have questions, please contact Barb Black at 812-466-1231 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Paul II Catholic High School Yard Sale will be today, Sept. 22 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. School is located on 1330 Lafayette Ave. (Across the street from Sacred Heart of Jesus Church) Come by for some great bargains.
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, “If There When Grace Dances” ((Psalm 30; Matthew 11: 2-19) instead of: (Isaiah 35: 1-10)), and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and the Chancel Choir, directed by Erich Kendall, sing “Prayer for Peace” (by Mary Lynn Lightfoot).
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), William Dando will teach and lead discussion on “Faith Inspires Gratitude” (Hebrews 12: 18-29). 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; Beginners (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 23 is “Crossing the Sea.”
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 all 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--5 p.m.
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 discuss the topic, “The Battle Begins.” Interested 6th--12th grade students are welcome to become a member of the Seventh Cent Youth Group of Centenary and Central Presbyterian.
The United Campus Ministries Pig Roast, an annual fund-raising event, will take place at Centenary on Sunday, Sept. 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
On Monday, September 24, at 10 a.m., join us in good conversation at the Prayer Shawl Ministry, gathering with others and working to create items that will be given to elevate the spirits of those who need uplifting.
The Church’s Seventh Street entrance is handicapped accessible, and ample parking is located behind the church. Consider participating in our “Prayer and Meditation Time” led by Lay Preacher Tom Barnett on Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to 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.
Oregon Baptist Church
Sermon for Sept. 23 - “The man who broke his vow.” Judges 16:15-21
Oregon Baptist Church is an American Baptist Church located at 11200 S. Carlisle St. Terre Haute, IN 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 PreK thru High School on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Unity Presbyterian Church
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, “Prophet of Peace,” based on Psalm 1 and Luke 1:76-80. Bible Study, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School class following A Moment with the Children. 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 Greencastle Presbyterian Church, Greencastle. This week, blessings to all who volunteer, are staff members, bus drivers, administrators and students at Farrington Grove Elementary School.
Today our Youth will have a car wash fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. here at Unity.
Also, a Spaghetti Supper fundraiser, 4-7 p.m. Adults $7; Children 5 and under $4. Vegetarian sauce and gluten free Spaghetti available, Deserts extra.
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: email@example.com.
Join us for Potluck and Praise each Thursday 6 p.m. Church office (812) 299-2206.
Reformed Presbyterian Church
The Terre Haute Reformed Presbyterian Church cordially invites students and all others to join us for worship this Sunday. S.S. for all ages begins at 9:30 a.., while worship begins at 10:45 a.m. Pastor Bill Roberts will continue to preach through the New Testament book of II Timothy. This week’s message is entitled “Our Only Message: Jesus Christ.”
A fellowship meal to which all are invited to stay follows the morning worship. The church meets at 1407 North 25th Street (corner of 25th Street and 5th Ave.). A nursery for children three and under is available during the worship service.
Riley Bible Church
Next Saturday, the 29. we will set up a hospitality tent in front of the church on SR 46 to serve free breakfast and lunch and provide a clean restroom to all the road weary yard salers during the Corey Apple Festival. So, stop in and see us.
The entire Riley Bible family invites you to join us at our church. We are located two doors down from the Dollar General in the Riley Square, Riley; right off of Highway 46. Sunday morning services include Sunday School for all ages at 10 a.m. and family worship service at 11 a.m. 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. 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 www.rileybiblechurch.com or check us out on facebook @RileyBibleChurch.
Trinity Lutheran Church
Please come and join us at our Worship Service time of 10 a.m. each Sunday morning at Trinity Lutheran Church located at 2620 Ohio Blvd., here in Terre Haute. Sunday School for all ages is available and starts at 9:00 a.m.
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, etc. 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 2nd Sunday of each month and given to CODA.
Coming up on Sunday, Sept. 30 following our Worship Service we will be celebrating a 5th Sunday Brunch Fellowship activity together. Participants are asked to bring a “brunch” dish, such as a protein dish, a breakfast bread, or a fruit. Come and join the fun.
Also, coming up 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 and others around the world through the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) World Hunger Organization.
Please save the date for our upcoming October Blood Drive which will be held on Monday, Oct. 22 from 3-7 p.m. Please plan to roll up a sleeve and help save a life. For more details concerning Trinity Lutheran Church or our ministries, please call (812) 232-7628.
The church is at 1875 Fruitridge Ave., Terre Haute, IN.
We invite you to attend our Service each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. - Sunday Sept. 23 at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Jennie Barrington will present “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.
Sunday, Sept. 23 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: What is the State of the Congregation — in our view — That the Interim Minister Says She Wants to Listen to.
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: www.terehauteuu.org.
Peniel United Methodist Church
Kennedy Crossing Rd. Brazil, In
A special Memorial Service will be held in honor of Wilma Icenogle during Church Service. She was a devoted member of Peniel, one that will be missed by many. Don’t forget that next Sunday (Sept. 30) will be Homecoming. The scripture for this Sunday is from St. Mark 9:30-37. Pastor Pippin’s Message is “Childish Behavior.”
The Food Pantry in Brazil requests canned fruits and vegetables. So many people are in need of food these days. Sunday School begins at 9:45 with Church Services following at 10:45. Come and enjoy. For more information contact Pastor Pippin at 812-443-8489.
Highland Missionary Baptist Church
Reverend Jahavich Henderson, Pastor of Highland Missionary Baptist Church, located at 2851 North 13 1/2 Street, will be honored by the Church congregation on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. The day has been designated as Pastor’s Appreciation Sunday in recognition of Pastor Henderson’s fifth anniversay of service to the Church. Churches throughout the city, friends, and relatives are invited to join in celebrating the call and ministry of Pastor Henderson. The event is to give recognition to Pastor Henderson for outstanding service as a minister to the Church and in the community.
The celebration will begin on Sept. 30 with Sunday morning service at 11 a.m. featuring a message by Associate Minister Rev. Gerald Russell and joined by the Highland Missionary Baptist Church Choir. Special afternoon service will begin at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. T. Michael Russell, Pastor of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, congregation, and choir as messenger and special guests.
The congregation acknowledges that all things are to be done to magnify the glory of GOD; and, as GOD’s gift to the Church (Eph 4:11-12), we find Pastor Henderson worthy of this recognition. He has willingly given faithful service. Any cards with special thanks to Pastor Henderson may be sent to the Church or may be brought on the day of the celebration. Please join us in returning the love, concern, and ministry that Pastor Henderson has given each of us. All are welcome to attend.
Central Presbyterian Church
Central Presbyterian Church (125 North 7th St.) will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Davis’s sermon, “The Valiant Woman,” will be based on Proverbs 31:10-31, in which the writer identifies the ideal qualities of women. During the service the sacrament of baptism will be administered. 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. The Seekers and Searchers Women’s Bible study will meet on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the home of Cheryl Moles. Also on Tuesday, at 6:30 p.m., Innovation Generation, the church’s small group for singles and couples from college-age to “40-ish,” will meet at the church. For more details, call the church office (812) 232-5049 or visit us online: www.thcpc.org.
St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church
The church, 1000 S. 15th Street, invites you to their annual Fall Revival on Wednesday, Sept. 26 through Friday, Sept. 28th, 7 p.m. each night. Guest preacher is the Rev. Ramone Collins, Pastor of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Centreville, Ill.. In a time of confusion and division, spiritual renewal is always in order. For more information, call the church, 812-232-7790.
Hulman Street Wesleyan Church
The staff and congregation of Hulman Street Wesleyan Church, located on the corner of 20th and Hulman streets in Terre Haute invite you to join us for worship on Sunday morning. This Sunday, Dr. Dan Willis will share a enlightening message Worship begins at 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship Services begin at 6 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The youth also meet at 6 p.m. for an evening activity in the Gymnasium that is located next door to the church in the Family Life Center.
Wednesday Evenings are packed with excitement at HSWC. The opportunities to grow in knowledge and service are endless. There is something for everyone beginning at 7 p.m.
Adults: In the church sanctuary- Dr. Bill Coker continues his extensive Bible Study through the Book of Romans. This week s lesson comes from chapter 15
In the Family Life Center- Dr. Dan Willis continues his Bible study with the young adults.
Youth: The youth, ages 6th grade through High School, meet in the Family Life Center under the Leadership of Kier Hopkins- Smith and his team of sponsors. They are currently in the midst of a “Jesus Journey”.
Children: Team Kids meet in the Children’s Chapel in the Family Life Center. They are continuing in their “Walk Through the Bible”. Dinner is served, free of charge, from 6:15 until 6:45 weekly. The
Toddler-age children meet in the Busy Babies Class in the Family Life Center.
All services are finished by 8:15 p.m.
We are preparing for our Christmas Bazaar on Nov.10th, any one desiring booth space contact Mary Rost at 812-243-9859. Booth rent is $10, there will be all types of arts and crafts, pampered chef, and hand made items. Food will b available. Bazaar hours are from 10:30-3:30 with the center being open an hour before and an hour after for setup and shut down.
Hulman Street had a great time participating in the Altrusa Chili cook off, and we are looking forward and planning our booth, and tasting our chili recipes for next years entry.
Bus services are available to all. For more information please call the church office at (812)242-9556 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saint John Missionary
The SW District Missionary Baptist Association will be hosting its monthly Fourth (4) Sunday Night Fellowship and Worship Services at Saint John Missionary Baptist Church located on Buckeye Street in Terre Haute. The Services will begin at 7 p.m. on September 23, 2012. Everyone is invited.
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 September 23 - 26, 2012. Our
Sunday services will be at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday - Wednesday services are at 6:30 p.m. 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.
Memorial United Methodist Church
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 September 23, 2012 for one of the following services. Rev. Scott’s sermon will be “Converted...Again
...Yet, Again.” There are some faiths who believe that their most important mission is conversion of a person. But, that is only the very first infant step in discipleship. James gives insight and advice about how a faith conversion is repeated in the living of everyday life, again and again and, yet, again. Come and learn what conversion looks like when it happens over a lifetime. Scripture: James 3:13-18 and Mark 9:30-37.
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 10:00 a.m. please join us for Sunday School. We have many to choose from and for all ages.
At 11:00 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 are back and will be meeting on September 11th and 25th 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, join us.
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 www.umcmemorial.com.
Rosedale Baptist Church
The Church is at Depot and Middle Street, 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 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.
Emmanuel United Methodist Church
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. Emmanuel UMC will have a Sunday Evening Service on Sunday September 23 at 6 p.m. We are looking forward to worshipping with Clinton 1st United Methodist Church’s praise team. Join us for a great evening of praise and worship and fellowship.
Ham & Bean Dinner/Fundraiser Please make plans to join us at Emmanuel UMC on Saturday October 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.
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 Are You Growing Spiritually?” with scripture text from Ephesians 3:14-21. Music will be provided by the Sanctuary Choir as they sing Pepper Choplin’s anthem “This Is My Word.” The prelude music and hymn accompaniment will be provided by the First Baptist Orchestra under the direction of John Penry. 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 continue 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 www.thfbc.org.
United Methodist Temple
United Methodist Temple offers eight classes for all ages at its 10 a.m. Sunday school hour. We gather for worship at 8:45 a.m. for liturgical worship, and 11:00 a.m. for a blended service with hymns and choruses but without liturgy. Our choir sings at the first service and this Sunday will be singing the beautiful I See Jesus in the Face of Every Child by Grier/Everson.
Our theme is humility and service as we contemplate the lectionary scriptures James 3:13-4:3 and Mark 9:30-37. We will consecrate our 21 Kids Hope USA Mentors on this Sunday, and celebrate our ministry to children through Christian Education Sunday. Christians view children as a supreme value in God’s Kingdom economy. The wisdom that comes from God has definite qualities. It is pure, peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, without uncertainty or insincerity. Righteousness comes from those who sow peace and make peace. In the sermon, Let the Little Children Come, we will see how the values of the Kingdom are clear and undeniably connected to children. Last week we discussed how the only language we speak in church is: Christ. This service will emphasize that only by living out Kingdom values of caring for the least, especially children, do we vote for Jesus every day.
Our weekly schedule:
Sunday: 8:45 a.m. Liturgical Worship 11:00 am Blended worship 6:30 pm Temple Youth Group
Monday: 10:30 a.m. Holy Yoga 12:15 pm---2:15 pm Celebrate Recovery
Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Bible Study for all: The Psalms; 6 pm Zumba
Wednesday 10 a.m. To Live is Christ—a Beth Moore Study led by Paula West and Jill Kuckewich; 6 pm Weight Watchers; 7:30 p.m. Holy Yoga
Thursday 10:00 Piecemakers 6:00 p.m. Zumba 6:00 p.m. Bell Practice 7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir practice
We invite all to join us for worship as we share music, choir, singing, piano artistry, and sincere preaching of God’s Word. We have a well staffed nursery ready to serve you. We have hearing amplification systems. Our van is able to pick you up if you have no transportation. At 10:00 a.m., every Sunday, we enjoy our Welcome Café. We have eight classes open to all ages from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Our youth meet at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday under the leadership of Tante Robinson. Come and check us out. By all means, worship God this Sunday. Our offices can be reached through our office secretary Margaret Fulsom at 812-299-1898. At the same number you may reach Janet Friedrich of Temple Pre School; Jill Kuckewich, our Music Director, Kids Hope Director, Financial Secretary; Tante Robinson, our Youth Team Leader, and Pastor Steve Cain. Our website is www.terrehauteumtemple.org. May God bless you in Christ.
Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church
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. & 10:45 a.m. with Sunday school classes beginning 10 a.m. Our north campus, located at 1075 North Fruitridge Avenue, 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 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 to 10:40 a.m. and 4:30 to 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 is currently underway and will run through October 24th.
To start the work week, every Monday a prayer meeting is held at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel. Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program from hurts, habits and hang-ups, meets every Friday evening 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 on 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 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 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 www.mountpleasantfamily.org.
Breden Memorial United Methodist Church
One of the greatest phrases that is available for us to use is “God Loves You,” That is a powerful phrase and those three words say a lot. Pastor will be preaching this Sunday on “Three Powerful Words.” The companion scripture will be John 3:16.
Worship is at 9:30 a.m. No Adult Sunday School this week. We will be watching the 4th DVD by Dr. Jeremiah at 11:00. Title is “Before It’s Too Late.”
AA meets on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Ladies’ Prayer Group meets Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.
Our theme for this week is based on the above DVD: “True love isn’t based on the appeal of the one asking, but rather on The Grace Of The Giver.”
First Congregational Church
First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio in Terre Haute, invites you to join us this Sunday, September 22nd, as we continue our study on “Walking with God”, with “It’s Even More Complicated.” The saga of Abraham, Sarah and Hagar continues this Sunday with the birth of Ishmael and Isaac, forever complicating the history of the world. Join us as we continue our discussion of walking with God and look at the impact on our lives.
This Sunday, we invite you to join us for the annual Rally Sunday picnic, immediately following the 10:30 service on Sunday, September 23, as we gather at Ozok Shelter in Deming Park. We will supply hamburgers and hot dogs and everyone is invited to bring side dishes and desserts to share. Join us for this time of fun and fellowship.
Church services are at 8:30 (meditative) and 10:30 (traditional) each Sunday morning. Children’s downstairs. There is a staffed nursery during the 10:30 service. Children’s Church is part of the 10:30 service and then children are invited to attend Sunday School.
Through this month, 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.
Next Sunday, September 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, “I Remember You”.
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 www.FirstChurchTH.org or listen to our music and sermons at firstchurch.posterous.com.
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VERNA DAVIS Remember the perfect gift has already been given
I know some people who are experts at buying gifts. No matter what the circumstance, they find just the right gift for the right person at the right time. I envy those people.
CHURCH BRIEFS: Nov. 30, 2013
- Church briefs: Nov. 23, 2013
The Joy Lady: It shouldn’t be difficult to hide His Word in your heart
Psalm 119 is an interesting Psalm, too. Not only is it the longest chapter in the Bible, Psalm 119 devotes eight verses about God and His Word to each of the 22 letters in the Hebrew alphabet.
- Church Briefs: Nov. 16, 2013
Campus minister making a difference
When new campus minister Andrea Beyke drove through the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College gates for the first time, she knew she was home.
Providence Center Gift Shop plans moving sale
The Gift Shop at Providence Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods, is having a moving sale from Sunday to Dec. 15.
Joy Lady: ‘Everything that we have … comes from God’
If I were in charge of the world, I would make sure that under-eye concealers would actually conceal the bags under my eyes. I would make my cheeks blush only when I want them to, and my lipstick would never wear off. I would make my eyes do their own bifocaling so I would no longer need glasses. And that’s just to take care of my face.
- Church briefs: Nov. 9, 2013
Gary woman receives Guerin Ministries award
Frances Ginther of Gary was recently named the Guerin Outreach Ministries Leadership and Advocacy Award recipient for 2013.
- Church briefs: Oct. 26, 2013
Joy Lady: What’s a Christian to do when bad things happen?
Remember that children’s book by Judith Viorst titled “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day?” The story recounts how, through no fault of his own, things were not going well for poor Alexander. Boy, can I relate. Last week was a terrible, horrible, no-good very bad week for me. It was only God’s hand sustaining me that got me through it.
Sisters of Providence retreat offers spiritual renewal
The Sisters of Providence invite the public to retreat to St. Mary-of-the-Woods Nov. 8-13 for the retreat, “Woodscape: A Week at the Woods.”
Maple Avenue Church to host turkey dinner
Maple Avenue United Methodist Church will host its annual turkey dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Family Life Center, 1203 Maple Ave.
- Briefly: Oct. 26, 2013
Joy Lady: Do we have so many blessings we have forgotten to thank God?
My father was a romantic soul. He would often buy flowers or perfume or jewelry for Mom for no reason other than he loved her. He went all out for anniversaries — new dress for Mom, dinner at a nice restaurant, and a mushy romantic card. But, there was one anniversary that was a bit different. It was Tuesday, Oct. 8, 1968, and I remember it like it was yesterday.
- Briefly: Oct. 19, 2013
Marshall church planning annual Chili Day
First United Methodist Church is planning its annual Chili Day for Nov. 5. The church is at 702 Plum St., in Marshall, Ill.
- Church briefs: Oct. 19, 2013
Church Lady: Music and singing in church is all about worshiping God
OK. Check the front of the nearest Methodist hymnal for “John Wesley’s Rules of Congregational Singing,” written in 1761. Among other things, Mr. Wesley wanted church-goers to learn the hymns before they learned any other tunes.
- Briefly: October 12, 2013
- Church briefs: October 12, 2013
Third Thursday lecture at ISU to address religion, marriage equality
The ISU Center for the Study of Health Religion and Spirituality is scheduled to present the second of its monthly Third Thursday Lecture and Discussion Series programs at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17.
Clinton church to celebrate anniversary
First Christian Church of Clinton will celebrate the 125th anniversary of its organization, along with the 100th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone for the present-day sanctuary, during the 10 a.m. worship service on Sunday.
- Church briefs: October 5, 2013
Sisters to host discernment weekend
A woman considering the counter-cultural lifestyle of a Catholic sister can find herself facing many emotions and just as many questions. The Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods hope to offer some support. Single Catholic women ages 18-42 are invited to a discernment weekend Oct. 18-20 at St. Mary-of-the-Woods.
- Briefly: October 5, 2013
Athletes to host Fields of Faith event
Students from across the Wabash Valley will be joining thousands of other youth on athletic fields across the nation on Wednesday to share their Christian faith with fellow students during the eighth annual national Fields of Faith event.
‘Blessing of the Animals’ at church Oct. 6
Wagging tails, barks and meows — a variety of furry, feathered, finny, scaly and stuffed creatures — is what you’ll find at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Sunday afternoon.
Beginning at 4, the critters and their human companions will gather in the Mabley Garden to celebrate the “Blessing of the Animals.”
Lessons of the Holy Land: New book explores geographic impact of small, but significant place
The appeal of a book based on the geography of a small stretch of land 4,000 years ago might seem limited.
The key is location, location, location, as a real-estate agent might say.
The focal point of a new release involving Terre Haute authors and editors is a place 50 miles wide and 145 miles long — about 10,000 square miles total, or the size of Vermont. The story of that state in 2000 B.C. might garner a niche audience.
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