News From Terre Haute, Indiana

October 5, 2013

Church briefs: October 5, 2013


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Terre Haute  St. Stephen’s Episcopal

Worship services in the historic church at 217 N. Seventh St. are 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday. There is also a noon Thursday service. After worship Sunday join the camaraderie, coffee and conversation.

For more details and a complete list of activities, visit or call 812-232-5165 Tuesday through Friday.

Blessing of the Animals at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church is at 4 p.m. Sunday in the church’s Mabley Garden. All creatures welcome — furry, feathered, finny, stuffed, or human. Freewill offering to benefit the Terre Haute Humane Society. For safety’s sake, nonhuman critters should be properly vaccinated and restrained with a leash, crate, bowl, etc. Humans should bring a folding chair.

Crossroads Baptist

Our church meets at 26063 W. Kasameyer Drive, Dennison, Ill. It is just five miles west of Terre Haute Courthouse. Sunday school for all ages at 9:30 a.m. EDT, Worship services are 10:40 a.m. and at 6 p.m. with Pastor Walter D. Huyck, Jr. We have nursery for all services. Awana and Adult Prayer Group meets at Consolidated Elementary School in West Terre Haute Thursdays at 7 p.m. Learn more about CrossRoads ministry opportunities and events on our website at Pastor Walt may be reached at or at 812-230-2001.

Upcoming Fall Revival, Oct. 6-9, with Evangelist Joe Mark as our guest speaker for all services. Regular revival meetings at the church Sunday, Oct. 6 at 10:40 a.m. and 6 p.m. Weekday revival meetings 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7; Tuesday, Oct. 8; and Wednesday, Oct. 9. A carry-in dinner following morning Revival Service at church. Join us for an old-time revival.

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation

The church is at 1875 S. Fruitridge Ave., in Terre Haute. Sunday service is 10:30 a.m. Children’s religious education is 10:50 a.m. This week’s speaker is Malia Mohan. Her topic is “It’s a Small World.”

We have disabled access and can provide large print programs and hearing-assistance devices, if needed. We can be reached by phone at 812-232-1193 or find us on Facebook.

Centenary United Methodist

The congregation of Centenary, 301 N. Seventh St., in Terre Haute’s Arts Corridor and adjacent to Indiana State University, welcomes you to worship with us, Sunday, at 9:30 a.m. Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s message, “Telling the Story: A Story of a Heart to Heart” (John 3: 1-16), and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and special musical praise to God by the Chancel Choir.

Fellowship in the church library follows the Worship service, 10:30 to 10:45 a.m. Sunday school classes are offered to all age groups and nursery care is provided. At 10:45 a.m., in Friendship Room (adult Bible study) Bill Dando will teach and lead discussion on “A Promise of Land” (Genesis 15: 7-21). In Cross and Flame Room, Lamplighters Discussion Group will decide their next study.

The Parent Trap, a class for parents with young children, meets in Thirza Bunce Room, 10:45--11:30 a.m.  At the same time, in Disciple Room, “Connections,” a class for young adults, 18-30, meet.

Sunday school classes for children 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 8-12) taught by Gail Hayes and Nancy Rogers.

A “Charge Conference” at the church Sunday, Oct. 6, at noon. The one item to be discussed is ramifications of oil drilling beneath church property.

The 7th Cents Youth Group, a combined Central Presbyterian Church and Centenary U. M. Church group of students from middle school and high school classes, meets Sunday evenings. The new schedule is as follows: Middle School Youth Group meets 5-5:45 p.m.; 5:45-6:30 p.m., all youth groups will have dinner and games together; 6:30-7:30 p.m., the High School Youth Group will meet. In October, all groups meet at Central Presbyterian Church. No meeting on Oct. 13 because of students’ Fall Break.

“Big Questions,” a discussion group for college students and young adults, meets Sunday, 6-7 p.m. A pizza supper will be served. The discussion theme, this fall, is “Surviving in College: Freshman Year to B.S. and Beyond.”

The Church’s Seventh St., 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, 11 a.m. to noon.

Monday, Oct. 7, help us bring joy, fun, and love to the physically and mentally challenged at Sycamore Social, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at U.S. Army Armory, Maple Ave., near North Vigo High School. Serve those in need by sharing your Christian love. Guests are served refreshments; entertainment includes dancing, playing basketball, and socializing.

Upcoming event: A short-term class, “The Way of Discernment,” explores decision making as matter of faithful Christian living. Join us at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 10, 17, and 24.

Chancel Choir rehearsals are Sunday, 8:30-9:15 a.m. Contact the church office at 812-232-2319 if you are interested in any of the activities listed above or in our very active women’s ministries.

Central Christian Church – Disciples of Christ

Our World Communion Sunday service begins Sunday at 9:30 am. Rev. Toni Colbert and Tina Myumba share their knowledge, experiences, and background from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. We will gather and dedicate our Reconciliation Special Offering during worship. This Reconciliation Ministry of the Christian Church works to eliminate the root causes of racism in the world. A special time will be held for Young Church. During this time they will gather donations for their Blessing Box.

Sunday School for all ages begins 11 am. An Adult Bible Study is Monday at 9 am at the church.

Our Elders meet Sunday for their annual retreat. This is an important time of prayer, studying, and fellowship.

On Monday, Oct. 7 we will celebrate communion with residents of Bethesda Gardens and Wyndmoor at 10:30 am and 11 am respectively.

Mark your calendars for our 10th Annual Evening of Music and Chocolate, on Nov. 9 at 7 pm at the church.  

Please join us at 4950 E. Wabash Ave. The church office can be reached at 812-877-9959. Our church web site is

St. George’s Episcopal Church, West Terre Haute

The parishioners of St. George’s Episcopal Church, West Terre Haute, invite you to join us Sunday morning for Adult Christian Education and Holy Eucharist. Adult Christian Education is 9:15 to 9:45 am in the church hall. Our Sunday morning worship service of Holy Eucharist is 10 am. After Holy Eucharist, we gather in the church hall for fellowship. Supply priests (a Parade of Priests from the diocese) are scheduled to minister to us on Sundays. The Rev. John Brockman will be the celebrant on Oct. 6.

Blessing of Animals: Sunday, in the church at 10 a.m. before Holy Eucharist. You are invited to bring your pet on a leash, in a cage or in a jar to church. If you are not able to bring your actual living creatures with you, you can substitute with photos or stuffed animals representing them. We will gather to ask God’s blessing as we care for them and they care for us.

St. George’s Episcopal Church is at Ferguson Hill,1337 North Smith Place. For more information visit www.stgeorges or call 812-533-1346. Pplease leave a message.

St. Benedict Church

Father Ed Goldbach, Pastor, and parish community of St. Benedict, 111 S. Ninth St., invite you to join us for Mass Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Mass is celebrated Monday through Friday at 12:05 p.m. Classes for preschool through 8th grade are Sunday at 9:30 a.m. For information or to register contact Rita Burns-Senseman,

Religious education and Confirmation classes for all high school youth are Sunday, 5 to 6:45 p.m. A complete schedule is at Please contact Janet at to register. For information on RCIA classes contact Sue Butwin at 812-232-8421 or at sue@stbenedict

On Nov. 3 after 11 a.m. Mass, St. Benedict’s Faith Formation Committee will host Father Vince Lampert, who will present “The Reality of Evil and the Church’s Ministry to Those Struggling Against the Forces of Evil.” He will share his experiences as Exorcist for the Archdiocese and present the Church teaching on the topic of evil, citing Biblical references. A soup lunch will be served before presentation. Please RSVP to Tina Elliot at by Oct. 27.

The next Secular Franciscans & Friends Soup Kitchen Breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 19, 9 to 11 a.m. in St. Benedict’s Soup Kitchen.

St. Joseph University Parish

Friar Mark Weaver, Pastor and St. Joseph University Parish, 113 S. 5th St., invite you to celebrate Mass this weekend. Mass is 5 p.m. Saturday. Sunday Masses are 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weekday Mass is celebrated at 5:15 p.m. Join us every Thursday for Eucharistic Adoration, 6 to 9 p.m. The Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed on 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. The chaplet begins after the conclusion of the 5:15 pm weekday mass. For more information about our services or programs please call the parish office, 812-232-7011.

Saturday, Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. we will join St. Francis of Assisi in his love for all God’s creation, with a blessing of critters big and small: dogs, cats, birds, goats, rabbits, frogs, and fish. Friar John Meany, from the Dominican Order, will preach at all of the weekend Masses as we wind up our celebration of the saintly Little Brother from Assisi. Our Honduras Mission trip to St. Maximillian Kolbe, our sister parish in Tegucigalpa, is Oct. 8-15.

Preschool through 8th grade religious education classes are Sunday at 10:15 a.m. Contact Elizabeth Davis at the parish office or for information or to register.

St. Margaret Mary Church

Fr. Rick Ginther, Pastor and St. Margaret Mary parish community, 2405 S. 7th St., invite you to join us for Mass on Saturday at 4 p.m. or Sunday at 11 a.m. Misa en Espanol a las dos todos los Domingos (Spanish Mass each Sunday at 2 p.m.). Please check the weekly bulletin for weekday mass times. Our bulletin is available online at The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. For more information about our parish or any of our programs, please visit us online or call the parish office, 812-232-3512.

Religious education classes for preschool through 8th grade are Sunday, 9:30-10:45 a.m. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at

Youth Confirmation classes are Thursdays, 6:30-8:15 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary Legacy Room. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee, for the class schedule or to register.

Sunday morning study group meets 9:30 a.m. to learn about Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. All are welcome to join us to learn more about our Indiana saint. We will meet in parish office. Please plan to attend this time of learning and fellowship. An adult study group beginning Friday mornings to study “Catholicism” by Fr. Barron. Friday sessions are in the Legacy Room and after 9 a.m. Mass. There is no charge for either adult faith program.

For information on RCIA classes contact Donna Wenstrup 232-8518 or

St. Mary’s Village Church

Sr. Joan Slobig, SP, Parish Life Coordinator and parish community of St. Mary’s Village Church invite you to join us for liturgy Sunday at 9 a.m. For information or to register call the office, 535-1261.

St. Patrick Church

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 also are welcome to join us for weekday Mass on Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. Every weekday we have a Communion service at 7:15 a.m. The sacrament of Reconciliation is offered Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 8 a.m. For information about any of our programs call the parish office 812-232-8518.

Religious education classes for grades pre-k through 8 are Sunday, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at Also, contact Wenstrup about Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults classes.

High school religious education classes are Sunday, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Family Life Center.  Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information, the schedule or to register for high school religious education and Confirmation classes at jummp.youth

Adult Faith Formation programs are Sunday and Thursday. On Sunday at 10:15 in the St. Patrick Parish Life Center, Room A, “Paul’s Letter to the Galatians” study will be offered. This is a DVD Presentation by Jeff Cavins, an engaging and gifted Scripture teacher. James: Pearls for Wise Living- A 10 Week Study is offered Thursday at 6:30 p.m. St. Patrick School Library. For information or registration: contact the St. Patrick parish office at 812-232-8518.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

Sacred Heart of Jesus parishioners, 2322 N. 131⁄2 St., welcome you to celebrate Mass at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Weekday Mass is Friday at 11 a.m. For more information about our parish or programs call the office at 812-466-1231.

High School Religious Education and Confirmation classes begins Sunday at St. Benedict Parish Center, 5 to 6:45 p.m. Contact Janet Roth for more information or to register for classes.  

Adult Bible Study of the Gospel of Matthew meets Mon., Oct 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the parish office. RCIA, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, classes are Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Center. For information or to register please contact Barb Black at 812-466-1231 or

Annunciation, Brazil

The parishioners of Annunciation Church, 19 N. Alabama, Brazil, invite you to Mass Saturday at 4:30 p.m. or Sunday 8:30 a.m. Weekday masses are celebrated Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. On Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. a Latin Mass will be celebrated. For information about any of our parish programs or services please call the office at 812-448-1901.

Sacred Heart, Clinton

Fr. Michael Fritsch and Sacred Heart parish, 558 Nebeker St., Clinton, invite you to celebrate Mass on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m. Weekday masses are Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and on Friday at 12:05 p.m.

St. Joseph, Rockville

Fr. Michael Fritsch and St. Joseph parish, 217 E Ohio St., Rockville, invite you to celebrate Mass this weekend on Sunday at 11:15 a.m. Weekday masses are celebrated Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. Covered Bridge Festival is Oct. 11 through 20; St. Joseph Church has the Cruller Stand on Southwest corner of the square in Rockville.

Deanery Pastoral Center

More than 1,800 cities across the United States and Canada are expected to participate in National Life Chain Sunday, 2 to 3:30 p.m. Join this peaceful and prayerful public witness by participating in Terre Haute Life Chain on 3rd Street at Wabash Ave. It is a visual statement of solidarity by the Christian community that abortion kills children and that the church supports the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception.

On Monday, Oct. 7, the Feast of the Holy Rosary, at 6 p.m. Mass will be celebrated at Holy Rosary Chapel in Seelyville. The Mass will be followed by catered dinner at Schelley Hall. All Catholics in Terre Haute Deanery are invited. If you plan to attend the Mass and/or dinner, please RSVP to Fr. John Hollowell at or call Annunciation parish office at 812-448-1901.

The Terre Haute Deanery Pastoral Center will be presenting “CATHOLICISM: The New Evangelization” program on Tuesdays 10 a.m. to noon this fall. Sessions will begin Nov. 5 and continue for six weeks until Dec. 10. This program explores the Church’s mission and the challenges of contemporary culture. For more information or to register contact Sr. Mary Montgomery at 812-232-8400 or

Oregon Baptist

Oregon Baptist Church, 11200 S. Carlisle St. Terre Haute, 812-299-2112 Pastor: Fred Harrison.

We are a traditional friendly family like congregation.

Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m. Rev. Fred Harrison leads us in morning worship at 10:30. Youth Groups meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. Jr. ABY is for 2nd through 5th grades and Sr. ABY is for 6th through 12th.

Reformed Presbyterian

The Terre Haute Reformed Presbyterian Church, 1407 N. 25th St., invites you to join us for worship Sunday. Sunday School for all ages at 9:30 a.m. The regular adult class is studying R.C. Sproul video series, The Parables of Jesus; the parables under discussion will be “The Hidden Treasure“ and “The Pearl of Great Price.” For morning service, Pastor Bill Roberts will preach on the theme of “Saved by Faith.” Worship at 10:45 a.m. and followed by fellowship meal to which all are invited to stay. A nursery for ages 3 and under is available during the worship service. Some of Pastor Roberts’ messages are also available on WPFR (FM 93.7 and Am 1480) each Sunday at 7:30 a.m.

Unity Presbyterian, Terre Haute

Worship service, 1207 E. Springhill Dr., is 10:30 a.m. The first Sunday of each month we celebrate the Lord’s Supper with Rev. Dr. David Rosen. This Sunday the congregation invites you to hear Rev. Dr. David Rosen’s sermon: “An Extraordinary Supper Table,” based on Psalm 137 and Luke 17:5-10.  

Childcare is available. Join us for fellowship following the service.

Our youth group meets once a month. Unity supports local, national and international missions.

Choir rehearsal is 7 p.m. each Thursday and 10 a.m. Sunday. This week sending God’s love and prayers to United Presbyterian Church, Clinton. Peace and respect for a good year for the staff, teacher, bus drivers and volunteers at Franklin Elementary School.  

We also have an outdoor sanctuary you may visit for quiet reflection at any time.

 Church office 812-299-2206; Facebook: Unity Presbyterian Church, Terre Haute; Our email:

United Presbyterian, Clinton

The United Presbyterian Church of Clinton, 3rd and Mulberry Streets, will hold a worship service at 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Sunday School at 10 a.m. Following Children’s time, the youngsters may go into the Fellowship Hall for Church School during the rest of the worship service.

 The liturgist in October is Elder Oralene Killabrew. The sermon will be given by the Rev. Wendy Olson. Communion will be included on this Worldwide Communion Sunday. The Peacemaking Offering will be received. Light refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Hall following the service.

On Wednesday, the Session meets 10 a.m. The church provides a warm meal every Thursday at 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall at no cost. The Vermillion County Food Pantry is in former manse next to the church at 315 Mulberry. It provides frozen, perishable and non-perishable food to anyone, 4 to 6 p.m. every Thursday and 2-4 p.m. every other Tuesday. The next Tuesday will be Oct. 15.

Peniel United Methodist

Kennedy Crossing Road, Brazil

Come join those attending Peniel and renew. Communion is served to all those who wish to partake. The Scripture for this Sunday is from St. Matthew 9: 9-26.

Pastor Pippin’s message is titled “Approaching Jesus.”

Next week, Oct. 17, the Co-Worker’s/Fidelis Class meeting is 6 p.m.

The Food Pantry is grateful for our donations which are taken during the church service. Also, don’t forget to save those box tops for education.

Sunday School begins at 9:45 with church services at 10:45. For more information, contact Pastor Pippin at 812-443-8489.

Shiloh Missionary Baptist

Shiloh M.B. Church cordially invites you to join us in our 81st Church Anniversary Celebration Oct. 6 at 4 pm. Our special guest will be True Vine Missionary Baptist Church of Indianapolis. The Rev. Terrance M. Russell, pastor.

Central Presbyterian

Central Presbyterian Church (125 N. 7th St.) will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Lant Davis’s sermon, “Making Peace Is Hard Work,” will be based on Psalm 137, in which the psalmist weeps over the destruction of Zion.

This is World Communion Sunday and the Peacemaking Offering will be received. The Lord’s Supper will be served. After worship there will be a time for fellowship and refreshment downstairs in Fellowship Hall.

Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. On Tuesday at 1 p.m. the Celebrating Life group meets at the church for a program and refreshments.

 For details, call the church office 812-232-5049 or visit

Memorial United Methodist

Memorial United Methodist Church, 2701 Poplar St., invites you to worship with us each Sunday. Parking is available in our large lot behind the church on Oak Street.

Join us on Sunday. Rev. Scott’s sermon will be “Bumble, Stumble, and Humble.” On World Communion Sunday, we come to break bread symbolically with brothers and sisters in Christ around the world.

Scripture: Luke 17:1-6 and I Corinthians 11:17-26.

At 8:45 a.m. we have our Traditional Worship Service. At 9:45 a.m. join us for our Fellowship and Refreshment Time. At 10 a.m. join us for Sunday School. At 11 a.m. we have our second service PRAYZ!. Our casual family type worship, with the wonderful PRAYZ band.

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.

Tai chi with Rebecca Graves meets Tuesday and Friday 3-4 p.m. Now offering a “gentler” form of tai chi for arthritis. Everyone is welcome.

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

First Baptist

Join us for worship on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Our traditional-style service includes hymns with organ and piano accompaniment, anthems by The Sanctuary Choir and other music provided by our bell choirs, orchestra and other musical groups. A children’s story is also included and afterward children in kindergarten through third grade are dismissed to Children’s Church. This Sunday will begin a new 10-week sermon series built around the theme, “Precious Words, Enduring Promises.” Pastor Bernie Jackson’s topic for this week is “Never Alone” with scripture text from Joshua 1:1-9. This is also Golden Age Sunday as we honor those who have been members of First Baptist for 50 or more years. They will be recognized during the worship service and there will be a luncheon provided for them at 11:45 a.m. The first Sunday of each month is also observed as Communion Sunday. Sunday School follows worship at 10:45 a.m. with classes for everyone, including nine adult class options. The First Link Hospitality Center is also available before and after worship, providing a place for regular attenders and guests to enjoy light refreshments and conversation.

Our contemporary service, “The Link,” is Sunday at 6 p.m. in Esken Hall. This service is more informal with worship music in a contemporary/praise band style. Pastor John Campbell will be preaching and the message is centered on the Old Testament story of God’s Call to Abram. Programming is provided for elementary and preschool children during this service.

Our small groups ministry has also resumed for the new season and we have several groups meeting on various days, time and locations. All of the groups are using the curriculum “Bible Studies for Life.”

First Baptist Church is at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Our ministry staff includes the Rev. Bernie Jackson, senior pastor; the Rev. Steve Newman, associate pastor. Visit

Rosedale Baptist

Rosedale Baptist Church, Depot and Middle St., Rosedale, 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.

Church of Christ, Terre Haute

The Church of Christ at Terre Haute assembles in the meeting room of the Holiday Inn Express, 2633 Indiana 46 (Exit 11, I-70 and Indiana 46) Sundays at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Our worship is simple. We continue steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine, fellowship, breaking of bread and prayers (Acts 2:42), and sing and make melody in our heart unto the Lord (Ephesians 5:19), as first-century Christians did.

We are committed to speaking as the oracles of God (1 Peter 4:11) and holding fast the pattern of sound words (2 Timothy 1:13).

Visit churchofchristatterre, where you can read our weekly teaching bulletin, The Terre Haute Speaker, take part in an online Bible study, listen to audio of our sermons and more.

Mount Pleasant

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

Our south campus, 3050 E. Davis Drive, offers Sunday worship services at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. with Sunday school classes at 10. Our north campus, 1075 N. Fruitridge Ave., offers Sunday school at 9 a.m. with worship service at 10. Both campuses host holy communion the first Sunday of the month.

Our south campus is temporarily holding worship services in the fellowship center. The entrance is on the west side of the building but the front entrance also is open. (Note that the front entrance is locked about 10 minutes after the each service begins but the worship center will remain open during the entire service. We always welcome those who are running late.)

We invite you to try one of our small groups or various Bible studies, available throughout the week. Music and arts opportunities at our campuses include praise band, choir, hand bell choir and drama team.

We also offer the Upward basketball, cheerleading and soccer programs during the fall and winter.

 South campus activities:

Lifeline, our ministry for youth, grades six through senior, meets 9:50 to 10:40 a.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sundays, and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays. X-Treme Tweenz is a group for all fifth-graders that meets bi-monthly 4 to 6 p.m. Sundays from October to May, beginning Oct. 7.

Our fall session of Boost, our Wednesday midweek gathering, is under way. Dinner starts 5:15 p.m. in the fellowship center and classes for all ages at 6:30 p.m. Boost is still at our south campus.

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

North campus activities:

Our Care Group meets at 10 a.m. Thursday to help spread Christ’s message to our shut-ins and newcomers.

Young adults (College students and up) life group meets Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Call the south campus office for directions.

Our Journey Forward, a support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide, will hold its first meeting on Oct. 10. This group meets the second Thursday of each month at north campus. Dinner at 6 p.m. and the group meeting starts at 7. For more information email or call the north campus office.

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


Grace Community

Our worship at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. Grace is a safe place to experience and interact with God. Each Sunday we have Sunday School at 9:30 a.m.

Our worship is a contemporary/traditional mix. If you need a prayer, use prayforyouinterre

We meet in Gospel Assembly Church, 401 W. Springhill Drive. It is just west of DeBaun’s Funeral home on north side of the street.

For more information visit or call 217-251-4507.

Terre Haute Bible Center

The Terre Haute Bible Center will host Paul Pitts, 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6. Pitts has sung more than 5,000 performances on the seven continents of the world through radio, television, recordings and personal appearances. He has worked with the major opera companies around the world.

Pitts will appear at Terre Haute Bible Center to lead a hymn-sing for our community. For more information, visit terrehautebible, or call 812-460-4556. The Bible Center is at 3219 E. Evans Ave., at the U.S. 41 split.

United Methodist Temple

United Methodist Temple, 5301 S. U.S. 41, invites the community to worship with them. The 8:45 a.m. service is more traditional, utilizing liturgy and readings, and the 11 a.m. is more in praise band style with choruses. This Sunday is World Communion Sunday and we will receive communion by intinction in the typical United Methodist fashion and there will be an opportunity for anointing with oil for healing.

This Sunday the sermon will be given by the Rev. Dr. Steve Cain. We will reflect on the call to serve our Lord by serving our fellow humans, and the common good. This Sunday begins the “Season of the Saints” and we will celebrate the life of Oscar Romero, martyr of El Salvador, and Sarah Peters, one of our early Methodist women who died from exposure to disease as she visited and cared for prisoners.

On Oct. 11 the United Methodist Men of United Methodist Temple will host a Pig Out On Pork at the VFW, 12th and Mulberry, serving 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and 4 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 and available from members of the church or at the church office, 812-299-1898. Our menu is pulled pork, butterfly pork chops and ham, green beans, corn, applesauce, cole slaw and a drink. All proceeds will support the 14th and Chestnut Community Center and Farrington Grove Elementary School Backpack program.

Weekly schedule:

Monday, 10:30 a.m.; Holy Yoga, noon-2:15 a.m.; Celebrate Recovery Tuesday, 7 p.m.; Bible study on Phillippians at Westminister Retirement Village, led by Rev. Steve. All ages and stages, both women and men welcome.

Wednesday, 10 a.m. Womens’ Bible study on Life of David by Beth Moore; 10:30 a.m. Holy Yoga (a form of Christian worship); Thursday, 10 a.m. Piecemakers (Quilting Group); 6 p.m. Bell Rehearsal; 7:15, Chancel Choir rehearsal

Friday: Holy Yoga led by Macy Kalb

Our staff can be reached at 812-299-1898. The Rev. Dr. Steve Cain can be reached by the office phone or by email at

First Congregational

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio, invites you to join us on Sunday as the Rev. Carlson continues “Our Favorite Verses” with the sermon “The Greatest of These.” In John 13, Jesus says to His disciples, “So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.” The call to love is repeated throughout the Gospel and the Epistles and reminds us that our place as followers of Jesus will be marked by our love for God and our neighbors.

This Sunday we will celebrate World Communion Sunday with our annual “Many Languages — One Voice” celebration of the Lord’s Supper. The blessing of the elements will be shared in over eight different languages, reminding us that while we may look and sound different, we are one Body of Christ, all children of God.

Services are at 8:30 (meditative) and 10:30 (traditional). Children’s service during the 10:30 gathering and Sunday School downstairs. Friends are invited to help us fill the food barrel donations for the area food bank. Bring your non-perishable, non-breakable container food items.

Throughout the month of October we will focus on our “Hats and Hands for Hope” mission project, collecting hats, scarves and gloves/mittens for the children and youth in our community. Members and friends are invited to contribute items to this project so that on the first Sunday in November we can bless the items and deliver them to youth programs.

First Congregational Church is a member of the National and Midwest Associations of Congregational Christian Churches. You can find us online at or on Facebook.

Trinity Lutheran

Come and join us at 10 a.m. Worship Service each Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2620 Ohio Blvd. Holy Communion is offered and shared during our Worship Service. Sunday School is also available for children and adults and at 9 a.m.

Coming up Sunday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. the Christian band, Graybeard, will entertain. Their musical styles include Christian contemporary, traditional, folk, Celtic, bluegrass, reggae and rock. Admission is free and a free-will offering may be given.

Also, continue to lift up in prayer the communities and people in Colorado affected by deadly floodwaters. In addition to your prayers you can donate money to Lutheran Disaster Response and specify that your gift be used for flood relief. Gifts designated to “U.S. Floods” will be used in full — 100 percent — to help disaster survivors with clean-up, rebuilding and recovery. Your generous offerings of prayer and financial support will help those affected in Colorado and other areas on the long road to recovery. Donations may be dropped off at our church or you may send them to: Lutheran Disaster Response, 39330 Treasury Center, Chicago, IL 60694-9300.

Write “U.S. Flood Relief” on your check memo line.

Or you may make a donation with your credit card by calling, 800-638-3522. For more details concerning Trinity Lutheran Church or our ministries, call 812-232-7628.

Seelyville United Methodist

Pastor Jack Diel and Seelyville UMC family invite you to join us Sunday for World Communion Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Nursery volunteers will be available during the service. Coffees from around the world and foods from many countries will be served. Kid’s Hour meets 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster. The choir, under the direction of Cathleen Flynn, will present the anthem “For the Healing of the Nations/Siyahamba,” a medley created by Flynn using compositions of Kaan, Bisig and Hopson.

Members of our congregation may bring souvenirs from around the world and place them in the front pews of the sanctuary or in the library. We will decorate the sanctuary and hallway from 10 a.m. to noon today. Plan now to attend this special Communion service on Sunday.

The life of our church continues this week with the Prayer & Bible Study group meeting at the church on Tuesday. Book Banter Buffet gathers for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday and will discuss the novel “Moloka’i” by Alan Brenner with the place to be announced. Beginning Yoga continues at 5:30 p.m. and Worship Team at 6:30 on Wednesday. “The Legacy Journey” will stage its 6th session Thursday at 7 p.m. under the direction of Steve and Patty Jones, with assistance from Bob and Pam Webster.

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

Prairie City United Methodist, Clay County

You will find blue jeans to semi-formal attire as people worship together at Prairie City. The weekly Bible Study on the Gospel of Luke starts at 9:45 a.m. Worship starts at 10:45 with communion during the worship.

Multiple alternatives concerning our physical building are under consideration by the congregation; meetings are planned.