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October 5, 2013

Church briefs: October 5, 2013



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.

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