News From Terre Haute, Indiana


October 5, 2013

Church briefs: October 5, 2013


TERRE HAUTE — 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.

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