News From Terre Haute, Indiana


October 26, 2013

Church briefs: Oct. 26, 2013

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Terre Haute St. Stephen’s Episcopal

Worship services at 217 N. Seventh St. are at 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.

On Nov 2, St. Stephen’s invites you to a special service of Evening Prayer at 4:30 p.m. commemorating the Faithful Departed. This service of readings, prayers and candles is an opportunity to quietly remember anyone special who has died. It will be in the Chapel which is directly off the Garden. The prayer service will last about 45 minutes. We will also have the Garden available for lighting memorial candles until 7 p.m.

On Nov 3, All Saint’s Sunday will be celebrated at 8 a.m., quietly, and at 10 a.m. with organ and choir. Following the 10 a.m. worship service everyone is invited to share coffee and donuts in fellowship. The Rev. Mary Slenski, Interim Rector, will lead a short discussion and Q&A on the understanding of saints in the Episcopal Church.

Maple Avenue United Methodist

The church welcomes all to worship 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday school classes for all ages meet at 9:30, between the two worship services. Pastor David Rockhill invites all to hear a message titled “Better Than You,” which will include the scripture Luke 19:9-14, revolving around the theme that God is not pleased by our superiority, but by our humility. At the 10:30 service the children’s sermon will be given, chancel choir will sing and junior church will be offered.

We offer free transportation to and from the 10:30 worship service. If you would like a ride to church, call the church office before noon on Friday during the week at 812-232-7263.

Maple Avenue offers many programs for adults and children alike. Programs available to all include: Q.U.E.S.T. HIV/AIDS Support Group, GED classes, adult basic education classes, after-school tutoring (grades 1-5), after-school open gym (grades 1-5), daycare and preschool. Music programs include the chancel choir, summer dinner theatre productions, spring cabaret, and Christmas and Easter cantatas with orchestra and children’s choir. Missions and service opportunities include Knitting for Missions, prayer chain, Operation Classroom, penny drive for Lebanon Children’s Home, United Campus Ministries, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, Habitat for Humanity, and the 14th & Chestnut Community Center. For more visit

Blessed Hope Baptist

The church, 9251 N. Indiana 59, Jasonville, phone 812-665-3282.

Reaching out to teenagers from the tri-county area, the church is having a public school revival Oct. 28-29. Guest preachers Reno Likens and Jerry Harris will bring fire to the pulpit while the church puts on Jerry Ross’ play, “Stay in the Castle.” All teens and churches are welcome to attend. Transportation is available.

Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., Sunday morning preaching at 10:30, Sunday and Wednesday at 7 p.m. If you have any questions, feel free to call the church office at 812-665-3282.

Prairie Park Baptist

Homecoming 2013 at the church is today at 5 p.m. Prairie Park will have a chili cook-off to start the activities. Anyone is welcome to enter. Samples of all chili will be available. Jars will be at the tables for donations for your favorite chili. The chili with the most votes will win the cook-off. There will be a bonfire with a hayride following the cook-off.

On Oct. 27 during the morning worship service, the Rev. Matthan J. McQueen will bring the homecoming message. Matthan is the associate pastor at Highland Park Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky. Morning worship at 10:40 a.m. The church is at 7140 S. Indiana 63. For more information, call 812-299-9483.

Oregon Baptist

You’re invited to a spaghetti dinner today Oct. 26, 4 to 7 p.m. in the Family Life Center. A donation is requested.

Oregon Baptist Church is an American Baptist Church, 11200 S. Carlisle St. Phone number, 812-299-2112, with Pastor Fred Harrison.

Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Fred Harrison leads us in morning worship at 10:30. Youth groups meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. Jr. ABY is for second through fifth grades and Sr. ABY is for sixth through 12th grades.

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation

The church is at 1875 S. Fruitridge Ave. The Sunday service is 10:30 a.m. Children’s religious education is 10:50.

Our speaker tomorrow is Jill Baker. Her message’s title is “Waking Up and Overcoming: A UU Response to the Israel/Palestine Conflict.” This sermon will address the question, “What actions do our Unitarian Universalist history and values call upon us to take in regard to the Israel/Palestine conflict?” It grew out of Baker’s travels in Jordan, the West Bank and Israel in the summer of 2011.

Baker is originally from Terre Haute, and since 1988 has lived in Ann Arbor, Mich., where she has enjoyed several interesting careers including medieval lexicography, psychiatric social work and health services research. There she is a member of First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor.

The Rationalist Free-thinkers meet at 9:15 a.m. Their topic is, “Is it actually possible to keep ‘religion’ and ‘politics’ separate? Is it more difficult than separating ‘church’ and ‘state’ issues?”

We can provide large-print programs and hearing-assistance devices, if needed. We can be reached by calling 812-232-1193.

St. George’s Episcopal, West Terre Haute

Adult Christian education is 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. in the church hall. Our Sunday morning worship service of Holy Eucharist is at 10 a.m. 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. Richard Halladay is the celebrant on Sunday.

The church is at Ferguson Hill, 1337 N. Smith Place. For more information visit www.stgeorges or call 812-533-1346. Please leave a message and someone from the parish will return your call. The contact person is Sylvia Brockman, bishop’s warden, at 812-442-0751 or

Seelyville United Methodist

Pastor Jack Diel and the church family, located on the corner of U.S. 40 and Second Street, invite you to join us Sunday for Laity Sunday. Morning worship is 9:30 a.m. and nursery volunteer during the service is Lisa Boyce. Following worship we will enjoy a time of fellowship hosted by Connie Atkinson, and Larry and Connie Watson. Kids’ Hour meets 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster, with helper Amy Price. Sunday school is 10:45.

On Laity Sunday, we will examine elements of servant leadership by using lessons and hymns. Speakers will include church members Jo Phillips, Patty Wiley, Connie Atkinson and Patty Jones. Patty Wiley will serve as liturgist.

The choir, under the direction of Cathleen Flynn, will present “Let Music Fill This Place” by Joseph Martin. New members are welcome with rehearsals at 8:30 a.m. each Sunday.

The life of our church continues during this week with prayer and Bible study group meeting Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the church library. Beginning yoga is Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., church. “Trunk-or-Treat” is 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Contact church office to learn how you can help with a safe and enjoyable evening for our neighborhood children and members of the congregation on Halloween Eve.

The church phone number is 812-877-1868, with email contact at

St. Benedict

Father Ed Goldbach, pastor, and parish community, 111 S. Ninth St., invites 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 eighth grade take place 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. On Nov. 10, the confirmation class will serve dinner at the Lighthouse Mission. A complete schedule is at Contact Janet,, if you have any questions or to register. All are welcome.

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 the presentation. RSVP to Tina Elliot,, by Sunday.

The St. Benedict Altar Society is sponsoring its annual Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 23, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Nov. 24, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the parish center. Vendor tables are available to rent for $30. If you would like to rent a table to display and sell art, crafts, woodworking, holiday items, etc., contact Jeanne LaVanne at 812-236-0356.

The next Secular Franciscans & Friends Soup Kitchen Breakfast is scheduled for Nov. 30, 9 to 11 a.m. in St. Benedict’s Soup Kitchen.

St. Joseph University Parish

Friar Mark Weaver, pastor, and the parish, 113 S. Fifth St., invite you to celebrate Mass at 5 p.m. Saturday. Sunday Masses are 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weekday Mass is 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 the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. The chaplet begins after the conclusion of the 5:15 weekday Mass. For more information about our services or programs, call the parish office at 812-232-7011.

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

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults classes are Wednesday evenings. For information or to register contact Donna McKenzie at

St. Margaret Mary

Fr. Rick Ginther, pastor, and parish community, 2405 S. Seventh St., invite you to join us for weekend Mass 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.). Check weekly bulletin for weekday Mass times. Our bulletin is available at The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. For more information call 812-232-3512.

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

The Sunday morning study group meets 9:30 a.m. to study the life of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. We will meet in the parish office. An adult study group is also meeting on Friday mornings to study “Catholicism” by Fr. Barron. Friday sessions are in the Legacy Room and begin after 9 a.m. Mass. There is no charge for either adult faith program.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults classes are Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Center, 2322 N. 13th St. For information contact Donna Wenstrup at 232-8518 or

St. Mary’s Village

Sr. Joan Slobig, SP, parish life coordinator, and the parish community invite you to join us for liturgy Sunday at 9 a.m. On Thursday, 5:30 to 7 p.m. we will have our Trunk or Treat night in the parking lot behind Galvin Hall, or in Galvin Hall should it rain. The Faith Formation Committee is offering a discussion of the book “Proof of Heaven” on Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. For information about our parish programs or to register call the office at 535-1261.

St. Patrick

Fr. Rick Ginther, pastor, and the parish community, 1807 Poplar St., invites you to weekend liturgy 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. Every weekday we have a communion service at 7:15 a.m. The sacrament of reconciliation is offered on Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 8 a.m. For information about any of our programs, call the parish office at 812-232-8518.

Religious education classes for preschool through eighth grade are Sunday, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults classes are Wednesday at 6:30 p.m, Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Center, 2322 N. 13th St. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at

High school religious education classes are on Sunday, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Family Life Center.

Adult faith formation programs are Sunday and Thursday. On Sunday morning at 10:15 in St. Patrick Parish Life Center, Room A, a study on Paul’s Letter to the Galatians 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 232-8518.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Barbara Black, parish life coordinator, and parishioners at 2322 N. 131⁄2 St., welcome you to celebrate Mass tonight at 6:30, and at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday. Beginning on Nov. 2, Saturday night Mass will be celebrated at 4:30 p.m. Weekday Mass is Friday at 11 a.m. For more information call 812-466-1231.

High school religious education and confirmation classes are Sunday at St. Benedict Parish Center, 5 to 6:45 p.m. On Nov. 10, confirmation class will serve dinner at the Lighthouse Mission. A complete schedule is at Contact Janet, janet, if you have any questions or to register. All are welcome!

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

Annunciation, Brazil

Fr. John Hollowell, pastor, and the parishioners of the church, at 19 N. Alabama St. in Brazil, invites you to Mass on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. or Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Weekday Masses are 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, call the office at 812-448-1901.

Join in the fun of the inaugural Society of St. Vincent DePaul Hog Roast Fundraiser, tonight at 6 p.m. at Kennedy Crossing Bingo Hall, on Kennedy Crossing Road just north of Indiana 340, on the east side of Northview High School. For $5 enjoy a meal of a barbecue sandwich, applesauce, baked beans, coleslaw, tea, water and lemonade. All desserts are $1.

Sacred Heart, Clinton

Fr. Michael Fritsch, pastor, and the parish at 558 Nebeker St. 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 Friday at 12:05 p.m.

St. Joseph, Rockville

Fr. Michael Fritsch, pastor, and the parish, 217 E. Ohio St., invite you to celebrate Mass with us 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.

Deanery Pastoral Center

An adult formation program, “Catholicism: The New Evangelization,” is a documentary DVD series by Fr. Robert Barron. This program will be facilitated by Sr. Mary Montgomery at the Deanery Center on six consecutive Tuesdays from Nov. 5 to Dec. 10, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. There is no fee. Registration is limited and is requested by Oct. 30. Contact the Deanery Center for more information and to register at 812-232-8400 or

On Nov. 10 from 3 to 4:30 p.m., join us in praising and thanking God through prayer, word and song. Several choirs will join us and share their musical gifts. Our host church for the 2013 Thanksgiving Sing Praise is St. Benedict Church, 111 S. Ninth St.

On Nov. 23, John Paul II High School is hosting a breakfast starting at 8 a.m. There will be biscuits and gravy and sweet rolls. Lunch will include many options. There will be Christmas gifts and decorations for sale, as well as a bake sale. There will be a silent auction and raffle baskets available.

Central Christian - Disciples of Christ

Today our men’s group will meet at the church to continue their work on the children’s playground.

All are welcome to worship Sunday at 9:30 a.m. We celebrate the Lord’s Supper — communion — every Sunday, and our table is open for all who wish to partake. This Sunday our youth will lead the worship. As part of this celebration they will honor and recognize members and friends who are 75+ years of age. A special time of fellowship for the young church is planned after worship, with donuts and drinks.

Sunday school for all ages is at 11 a.m. An adult Bible study is Monday at 9 a.m. at the church.

Mark your calendars for our 10th annual Evening of Music and Chocolate. This will take place Nov. 9 at 7 p.m., at the church. This year we are featuring the music of Dr. Jimmy Finnie with the ISU Steel Band and Percussion Ensemble. Admission includes a drink and a full dessert serving generously donated by area businesses. Advance tickets are now available at the church or from any choir member. Proceeds go to the music ministry of Central Christian Church and United Campus Ministries.

We are located at 4950 E. Wabash Ave. The church office can be reached at 812-877-9959. Our church website is at

Reformed Presbyterian

The church invites you to join us for worship this Sunday. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. The regular adult class will be studying the R. C. Sproul video series “The Parables of Jesus”; the parable under discussion will be “The Unforgiving Servant.” For the morning service, Pastor Bill Roberts will preach on the theme of “A Dwelling Place for God.” Worship begins at 10:45 a.m. and is followed by a fellowship meal, to which all are invited to stay. The church meets at 1407 N. 25th St., at the corner of 25th Street and Fifth Avenue. A nursery for children 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

The worship service, at 1207 E. Springhill Drive, is at 10:30 a.m. This Sunday, the congregation invites you to hear our Hymnfest. Jan Buffington will lead the worship service in music praising God. Child care is available throughout the morning. Join us for fellowship following the service.

Our youth group meets once a month; Nov. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. is their next meeting.

Trunk or Treat is Oct. 30 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., on the grounds of the church. On Nov. 2 from 4 to 7 p.m., Unity will have a chicken noodle dinner with desserts.

Choir rehearsal is at 7 p.m. each Thursday and 10 a.m. on Sunday. For the month of October, Unity prays for Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga. This week we send God’s love and prayers to Bethany Presbyterian Church, Vincennes, and peace and respect for a good year for the staff, teachers, bus drivers and volunteers at Lost Creek 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, IN”; email:

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation

The church is at 1875 S. Fruitridge Ave. The Sunday service is at 10:30 a.m. Children’s religious education is at 10:50.

Our speakers tomorrow are Pat and Kathy Floerke, two sisters from the Center for Development in Central America. The CDCA’s goal is to work in partnership with communities and cooperatives to facilitate empowerment, enabling them to find their own solutions to the problems they identify and connecting them with resources to solve their problems.

The Rationalist Free-thinkers meet at 9:15 a.m. Their topic is Pope Francis’ views of the Roman Catholic Church.

Tonight, dessert and Nicaraguan arts and crafts will be for sale in the church starting at 6:30. Money from the sale of the art objects will go back to the artisans who made them. There is a $5 entrance fee, which includes dessert and beverage.

We can provide large-print programs and hearing-assistance devices, if needed. You can reach us by phone at 812-232-1193, or find us on Facebook.

Patton United Methodist, Dennison, Ill.

The church, at 21775 E. 225th Road., will have its annual spaghetti supper on Nov. 2, from 3 to 7 p.m. CDT. The church is located one mile west of the Indiana/Illinois state line on the Clark/Edgar County Line Road, and is handicapped-accessible.

Saint John Missionary Baptist

Pastor Dexter D. Jordan and the church family, at 1915 Buckeye St., welcome you to join us for our 73rd church anniversary, on Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. Our special guests will be Pastor Charles Irvin and the Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church congregation. Our guest speaker for the 11 a.m. morning worship service will be the Rev. Calvin Wimberly, associate minister at Mount Pilgrim MBC.

For more information, call 812-232-2122.

Central Presbyterian

The church, at 125 N. Seventh St., will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Lant Davis’s sermon, “Faithful in Little,” is based on John 6:1-15, in which Jesus multiplies the loaves and fish. Time for coffee, conversation and refreshments immediately follows worship, downstairs in the fellowship hall. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care will be provided.

On Sunday at noon, the Seventh Cents Youth Group will leave from the church for their fall celebration at Fowler Park. The Nominating Committee meets at 5 p.m. Monday.

Christmas cantata rehearsals continue on Thursday at 7 p.m.

The preview party for the Holiday Bazaar, including dinner and an auction, will be open to church members on Friday at 5:30 p.m. On Nov. 2 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., the church will present its annual Holiday Bazaar, at which original handcrafted holiday crafts, gently used objects, books and similar items will be on sale. A breakfast will be available from 8 to 10 a.m. for $5 per person or $10 per family. The youth will offer a lunch café from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For details call the church office at 812-232-5049 or visit us online at

United Presbyterian, Clinton

The church will worship at 10:45 a.m., with adult Sunday school class at 10. Pastor Mark Olson will deliver the sermon. Following children’s time, 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 Trinity Parish combined choir will rehearse at 6 p.m. Wednesday in Montezuma. Bible study meets Wednesdays in Montezuma at 7 p.m. The topic will be the book of Ephesians. The church provides a warm meal every Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall at no cost. The Vermillion County Food Pantry is in the former manse next to the church, at 315 Mulberry St. It provides frozen, perishable and non-perishable food to anyone from 4 to 6 p.m. every Thursday and 2 to 4 p.m. every other Tuesday. The next Tuesday food will be available on Oct. 29.

Memorial United Methodist

The church, at 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; the Rev. Scott’s sermon will be “Two Prayers.”

At 8:45 a.m. we have our traditional worship service. Scripture: Luke 18:9-14 and 2 Timothy 4:1-8.

At 9:45 a.m., join us for our fellowship and refreshment time. At 10 a.m. join us for Sunday school. We have many to choose from, for all ages. 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 sermon. Children may stay in the service with their families, or they may attend children’s church following the children’s message.

The church will host a Trunk or Treat in our parking lot on Sunday, from 5 to 6 p.m. If the weather is unsuitable we will be inside.

Tai chi with Rebecca Graves meets Tuesday and Friday, 3 to 4 p.m. We are 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 us at 812-235-3574 or visit

 Centenary United Methodist

The congregation, at 301 N. Seventh St., welcomes you to worship with us Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s message, “Telling the Story: Windows into the Soul of the Church” (John 19: 13-27), and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and the chancel choir, directed by Erich Kendall, singing the hymn, “Praise the Lord, Alleluia,” by Douglas E. Wagner.

Fellowship in the church library will follow 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 the Friendship Room (adult Bible study), Don Dodson will teach and lead a discussion on “The Blessing Passes to Jacob” (Genesis 28:1, 10-22).

The Parent Trap, a class for parents with young children, meets in Thirza Bunce Room, 10:45 to 11:30 a.m., and the Lamplighters Discussion Group, which normally meets in the Cross and Flame Room at this time, is working on missions. At the same time, Connections, a class for young adults ages 18-30, meets in the Disciple Room. Pastor Jimmy Moore invites them to a time of fellowship, study and reflection.

Sunday school classes for children from under ages of 3 years to 18 years include preschool; primary class; juniors class; and youth class. The children’s Sunday school lesson is “David’s Son Builds the Temple.”

 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, will meet this Sunday at Fowler Park for a Halloween party, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Call Youth Director Tiffany Grossman at the church office if you have any questions.

Big Questions, a discussion group for college students and young adults, meets Sunday, 6 to 7 p.m. A pizza supper will be served. The group is reading and discussing the book “Lord, Save Us from Your Followers: Why Is the Gospel of Love Dividing America?” A short-term class, The Way of Discernment, explores decision-marking as a matter of faithful Christian living. Join us at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Our pastor, Jimmy Moore, will facilitate this study and lead the discussion.

The church’s Seventh Street entrance is handicapped-accessible, and parking is located behind the church. Consider participating in our prayer and meditation time Thursdays, 11 a.m. to noon.

 Upcoming event: The Arts and Holiday Gift Fair will be at Centenary Friday and Saturday. To donate items or reserve a craftperson’s table, call Chris Schellenberg at 812-234-1218.

If you are interested in singing in the chancel choir, come and join our rehearsals Sunday from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Contact the church office at 812-232-2319 if you are interested in any of our activities.

Rosedale Baptist

The church, located at Depot and Middle streets, can be reached at 765-548-2857 and is led by Pastor Randy McPike. We invite you to Sunday worship service at 9:30 a.m., Sunday school 10:30, Sunday evening service at 7 and Wednesday night prayer and Bible study at 7.

Every third Sunday of the month, come and join us for our new youth group program. At 11:30 a.m. 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.

Mount Pleasant

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

Our south campus, 3050 E. Davis Drive, offers Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 and 10:45, 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 a.m.

Our south campus is temporarily holding worship services in the fellowship center. The entrance to the fellowship/worship center is on the west side of the building, but the front entrance is open for your convenience, as well. (Note that the front entrance is locked approximately 10 minutes after 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 Bible studies. We also offer the Upward basketball, cheerleading and soccer programs.

South campus activities:

Lifeline, our ministry for youth grades six through senior year, 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.

Our fall session of Boost, our Wednesday midweek gathering, is under way. Dinner at 5:15 p.m. in the fellowship center and classes for all ages are 6:30. Boost still takes place 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 the Wide Eye Cafe. Other groups include the women’s Lunch Bunch, 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.

New Groups:

Revolution, our young adult life group for college-age students and up, meets on Thursday nights with dinner at 6:30. Call the south campus office for directions.

Our Journey Forward, a support group for those who have lost loved ones to suicide, meets the second Thursday of each month at the north campus. Dinner at 6 p.m. and the group meeting at 7. For more information email ourjourneyforward1@ or call the north campus office.

We will be hosting our annual Trunk or Treat, 5 to 7 p.m. today at south campus and Sunday at north campus. They will offer fun for the whole family as food, treats and a message will be highlights of the nights. Trunk or Treat will benefit the 14th & Chestnut Community Center, and we will be collecting new socks and underwear for the children of the center.

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

You can also visit our website at

Church of Christ, Terre Haute

The church invites you to come visit us. We assemble in the meeting room of the Holiday Inn Express at 2633 Indiana 46 at Exit 11, I-70 and Indiana 46, on Sundays at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., and Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

In our Sunday and Wednesday Bible classes, we are surveying the books of the Bible. This Sunday, we will be studying the book of Hosea. Explore our website at www.churchofchristatterrehaute

com, where you can read our weekly teaching bulletin; take part in an online Bible study; listen to audio recordings of our sermons and more.

First Baptist

We invite you to join us for worship on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Our morning service is the more traditional, with hymns, anthems by the choir and music by the orchestra, bells and other musical groups, with organ and piano accompaniment. Our pastor, the Rev. Bernie Jackson, is currently in the midst of a sermon series titled “Precious Words, Enduring Promises.” The topic for this week will be “By Grace Alone,” with scripture text from Ephesians 2:4-10. Sunday school follows worship at 10:45, and we have classes available for all ages, including nine adult class options.

We also have a small group ministry, with groups meeting at various times and locations through the week. The First Link Hospitality Room is open on Sunday mornings, providing a place for regular attendees and guests to enjoy light refreshments and conversation.

The Link service is Sunday at 6 p.m., and it takes place around tables in Esken Hall, with contemporary/praise band-style music. We are currently looking at the major events of the Old Testament which led up to the birth of Jesus. John Campbell is the teaching pastor on most Sunday evenings, and the topic for this week will be the story of God’s command to Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac. Programming is available during The Link for elementary-age children, and preschool childcare is also available.

First Baptist will be hosting Trunk or Treat for the children of the church and community Wednesday, 6 to 7:30 p.m., in the church parking lot. This event provides a safe place for the children to enjoy decorated car trunks, costumes, candy and treats. First Baptist is an American Baptist congregation, 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Further information is available on the website at

Saint’s Home Church of God in Christ

The church, 2210 N. 13th St., extends an invitation to the public to join us for our annual Men’s Summit from now to Sunday. The theme is “Iron Men.” A prayer breakfast with take place today at 9 a.m. with Pastor A. Wendell Brown of Refreshing Springs Church of God in Christ, Kokomo. Seminars begins 11 a.m. The weekend will conclude Sunday at 11:30 a.m.

The guest speaker and seminar facilitator will be Superintendent Darreyll Bass of High Point North, pastor of His Redeeming Love Church of God in Christ, in High Point, N.C.

There will be no registration fee, however a freewill offering will be taken. To make reservations for the prayer breakfast or to get additional information contact Elder Jerry White at 812-208-2317.

Grace Community

The congregation of the church invites you to our Sunday worship. Our worship begins at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. Each Sunday we have Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. for people of all ages.  

Our worship is a contemporary/traditional mix led by top-notch musicians whose love for God and people are expressed in clear and comfortable ways. If you want to get closer to God, then Grace is a good place to be. If you need a prayer, use www.prayfor

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

For more information visit our website,, or call 217-251-4507.

North Side Christian

Want a safe alternative to traditional trick-or-treating?

North Side Christian Church, 2525 E. Hasselburger Ave., invites you and your family to our Trunk or Treat and hayride Sunday, 6 to 8 p.m. Church members in costume will open the trunks of their cars, offering candy to children that visit, followed by games with prizes, costume awards, treats and an exciting hayride. We are excited about this safe alternative to traditional trick-or-treating. The church welcomes our entire community to participate in this family fun. For more information, you may refer to our Facebook page at

Eighth Avenue Baptist

Schedule of events for the remainder of the year:

Today, 5 to 7 p.m.: Fundraiser soup dinner

Nov. 2, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Bazaar, food, yard, craft and bake sales

Nov. 10, 10 a.m.: Special Veterans Day services

Nov. 24, 6 p.m., Hanging of the Greens

Nov. 28: Happy Thanksgiving

Dec. 15, 6 p.m.: Christmas cantata, followed by fellowship hour

Dec. 24, 6 p.m., Christmas Eve candlelight communion

Dec. 25: Happy Birthday, Jesus

Because of the holiday season’s approaching, the monthly family prayer breakfasts for November and December will be canceled.

Second Christian

The congregation, formerly located at 401 Eighth Ave., will have services on Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. at United Campus Ministries, located on the Indiana State University campus at 321 N. Seventh St.


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    March 12, 2010