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November 30, 2013

CHURCH BRIEFS: Nov. 30, 2013

Mount Pleasant

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

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

 Plan now to attend one of our Christmas Eve services, at 4 p.m. at north campus and 7 p.m. at south campus.

 We are hosting a Christmas dinner and missions fundraiser Dec. 6, with fellowship at 6:15 p.m. This gala at Idle Creek Banquet Center includes a featured missions speaker, caroling, and live and silent auctions, as well as a buffet dinner. Proceeds from the event will provide support to the missionaries/ministries partnered with the church. Tickets are $25 per person or $45 for two, and may be purchased after the services or from south campus offices, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The public is invited to attend.

Upcoming sermons include Dec. 1, “The Purpose of Christmas”; Dec. 8, “A Time for Celebration”; Dec. 15, “A Time for Salvation”; Dec. 22, “A Time for Reconciliation”; and Dec. 24, “O Holy Night.”

South campus worship services are in the fellowship center, or as we like to call it on Sunday mornings, our worship center. The entrance to the fellowship/worship center is on west side of building, but the front entrance is open for your convenience, as well. (Note that the front entrance is locked approximately 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.)

If you want to grow in Christ and in your Christian faith we invite you to try one of our small groups or 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. Basketball and cheerleading are currently underway. Upward programs are at our north church campus this year.

 South campus activities:

An evening service called “6:35” is at 6:35 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month. 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 in sixth grade through senior year, meets from 9:50 to 10:40 a.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sundays, and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays. X-Treme Tweenz is a group for all fifth-graders that meets bimonthly, 4 to 6 p.m. Sundays from October to May.

 Boost, our Wednesday midweek gathering, is each spring and fall.  Our next session is in spring of 2014.

 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 at 7 p.m. every Friday in Wide Eye Cafe. Other groups include the women’s Lunch Bunch, Yarn Spinners, Sit & Fit, and men’s fellowship group.

North campus activities:

Dec. 1 starts Advent season. In addition to lighting the first candle, we will be celebrating Advent by hanging the greens during the service.

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 Thursday with dinner at 6:30 p.m. 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 is at 6 p.m. and group meeting is 7 p.m. For more information email ourjourneyforward1@gmail.com or call the north campus office.

Another new group at our north campus is Needle Nook and Hook. This community outreach group meets each Monday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., where they sew, crochet and knit lap robes and afghans. Everyone is invited regardless of skill level.

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

You can visit our website at www.mountpleasantfamily.org, friend us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @Mt_PleasantUMC.

First Unitarian Universalist

Congregation

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

On Dec.1 our speaker will be Dorothy Jerse. Her topic is “Wreaths: Circles of Love.” This service will mark the first Sunday of Advent. Each person attending will receive a miniature wreath from Jerse’s collection. Jerse is a member of UU congregation, a local history author and a freelance writer for the Tribune-Star and Terre Haute Living magazine.

The Rationalist Free-Thinkers meet at 9:15 a.m.

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

Prince of Peace

MissionarY Baptist

The church and Pastor Mark A. Evans will be in a service with Pastor Terry Clark and the church family of Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church, in celebration of their 31st church anniversary, Dec. 8 at 3:30 p.m. All are invited.

Maple Avenue United Methodist

Our church welcomes all to worship this Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday school classes meet at 9:30 a.m., between the two worship services. Pastor David Rockhill invites all to share in the Advent season in his message titled “The Elusive Dream,” which will incorporate the scripture Isaiah 2:1-5. This week our theme is “we dream big, because we dream of peace.” At 10:30 a.m. service, a children’s sermon will be given, the 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 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 an inspirational worship service this Sunday.

St. George’s Episcopal,

West Terre Haute

Welcome all who enter. The parishioners invite you to join us Sunday morning for adult Christian education and Holy Eucharist. Adult Christian education is 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. in the church hall. Sunday morning worship service of Holy Eucharist is 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. John Brockman will be the celebrant on Dec. 1, first Sunday of Advent.

During Coffee Hour, an Advent wreath-making session will be offered. Feel free to join us as we prepare for this holy season of Advent.

Our church, the Friendly Little Church on the Hill, located at Ferguson Hill, 1337 N. Smith Place. For more information visit our website at www.stgeorgesindiana.com or phone us at 812-533-1346. If you phone us, 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 brockmanjs@aol.com.

Centenary United Methodist

The congregation, at 301 N. Seventh St., in Terre Haute’s Arts Corridor and adjacent to Indiana State University, welcomes you to our church. We invite you to worship with us Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s message, and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and the chancel choir, directed by Erich Kendall, singing a Christmas hymn.

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 will be provided. At 10:45 a.m. in Friendship Room (adult Bible study), Don Dodson will teach and lead a discussion on “Jesus’ Birth Foretold” (Luke 1:26-40).

Connections, a class for young adults ages 18-30, is being taught by our pastor, Jimmy Moore. This class, meeting in the Disciple Room, is a time of fellowship, study and reflection. The Lamplighters discussion group, which normally meets in Cross and Flame Room, is currently working on missions. Sunday school classes for children from under 3 years to 18 years include preschool, primary class, junior class and youth class. The children’s Sunday school lesson will focus on the beginning of Advent.

The 7th Cents Youth Group is a combined Central Presbyterian Church and Centenary U. M. Church group of students from middle school and high school classes. On Sunday the youth group will participate in the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra Tree Fest. The youth will meet at Central Presbyterian at 11:30 a.m. for lunch, then walk to Indiana Theatre to decorate a tree. Tree-decorating ends at 3 p.m. Contact Youth Director Tiffany Grossman at Centenary or at 589-1647 if you have any questions.

This morning at 9 a.m., the Hanging of the Greens will take place at Centenary as church members prepare for the special season of Advent. Come and help us decorate for this special time of year.

Upcoming events: Join us for an Advent study event on three Wednesday evenings, Dec. 4, 11 and 18. Our pastor, Jimmy Moore, will lead us in a time of reflection and spiritual practice, concentrating on the themes of hope, preparation, joy, love and renewal. We meet at 6 p.m. in the Friendship Classroom. Join us as we begin our four-week preparation leading up to Christmas.

We also invite you to participate in the Holiday Sycamore Social, a special event for the physically and mentally challenged in our community. This event will be at the National Guard Armory on Maple Avenue on Monday at 7 p.m. Special refreshments will be served with dancing, socializing and a basketball toss as part of our entertainment.

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 on Thursdays, 11 a.m. to noon.

If you are interested in singing in the chancel choir’s cantata, come and join our rehearsals on Sunday, 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Contact the church office at 232-2319 if you are interested in any of the activities listed above, or in our very active women’s ministries.

St. Benedict

Father Ed Goldbach, pastor, and the parish community at 111 S. Ninth St. invite you to join us for Mass Saturday at 5:30 p.m., and Sunday at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Mass is celebrated Monday through Friday at 12:05 p.m. For information about services or programs call 812-232-8421.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) classes are Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Center, 2322 N. 13 1/2 St. The topic for Dec. 4 is “Baptism and Confirmation.” For information contact Sue Butwin, sue@stbenedictth.org.

The Secular Franciscans & Friends Soup Kitchen Breakfast is today, 9 to 11 a.m. in St. Benedict’s Soup Kitchen.

St. Joseph University Parish

Friar Mark Weaver, pastor, and the parish at 113 S. Fifth St. invite you to celebrate Mass with us this weekend. Mass is at 5 p.m. Saturday. Sunday Masses are 9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weekday Mass is 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 p.m. weekday Mass. For more information about our services or programs call the parish office, 812-232-7011.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) classes are on Wednesday evenings. For information or to register contact Donna McKenzie at adultfaith@stjoeup.org.

St. Margaret Mary

 Fr. Rick Ginther, pastor, and the parish community at 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 is at 2 p.m. each Sunday.). The sacrament of reconciliation is offered on Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. For more information about our parish or our programs call the parish office at 812-232-3512.

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

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) classes are Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Center, 2322 N. 13th St. The topic for Dec. 4 is “Baptism and Confirmation.” For information contact Donna Wenstrup at 812-232-8518 or dwenstrup@smm-terrehaute-in.org.

St. Mary’s Village

Sr. Joan Slobig, SP, parish life coordinator, and the parish community of St. Mary’s Village Church invite you to join us for liturgy on Sunday at 9 a.m. For information call the office at 812-535-1261.

St. Patrick

 Fr. Rick Ginther, pastor, and the parish community at 1807 Poplar St. 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. 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 at 812-232-8518.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) classes are Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish Center, 2322 N. 13th St. The topic for Dec. 4 is “Baptism and Confirmation.” For information contact Donna Wenstrup at 812-232-8518 or dwenstrup@saintpat.org.

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Barbara Black, parish life coordinator, and the parishioners at 2322 N. 13th St. welcome you to celebrate Mass at 4:30 p.m. Also, Mass is celebrated at 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.

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 (RCIA) classes are Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Center. The topic for Dec. 4 is “Baptism and Confirmation.” For information or to register contact Barb Black at 812-466-1231 or barb@shjth.org.

Annunciation, Brazil

Fr. John Hollowell, pastor, and the church parishioners at 19 N. Alabama invite you to Mass on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. or Sunday at 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 call the office at 812-448-1901.

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. The sacrament of reconciliation is available on Sunday, 3:30 to 4 p.m. There also will be a Deanery Reconciliation Service on Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. Weekday Masses are Thursday and Friday at 12:05 p.m.

St. Joseph, Rockville

Fr. Michael Fritsch, pastor, and the parish at 217 E. Ohio St. invite you to celebrate Mass this weekend on Sunday at 11:15 a.m. The sacrament of reconciliation is available on Tuesday, 4:30 to 5 p.m. Weekday Masses are Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday at 8:30 a.m.

Reformed Presbyterian

The church, a new congregation committed to the inspired and infallible word of God, cordially invites you to join us for worship this Sunday. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. For morning sermon, Pastor Roberts is preaching on the topic of being “Rooted and Grounded in Love.” 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., the corner of 25th Street and Fifth Avenue. A nursery for ages 3 and under is available. Some of Pastor Roberts’ messages are also available on WPFR (FM 93.7 and AM 1480) each Sunday at 7:30 a.m.

Riley Bible

The entire church family invites you to join us this Sunday. Our main service is at 11 a.m. We are located two doors down from the Dollar General, right off of Indiana 46. Sunday morning services include Sunday school at 10 a.m. and family worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday night prayer and Bible study is at 7 p.m.

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.

Oregon Baptist

We are an American Baptist Church at 11200 S. Carlisle St., and can be reached at 812-299-2112. The pastor is Fred Harrison.

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

Memorial United Methodist

The church, located 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 this first Sunday of Advent. The Rev. Scott’s sermon will be “In Days to Come.” Throughout the ages, different folks have looked into their “crystal balls” or “signs,” or even scripture, to find times to predict the world’s end or Jesus’ return. Advent can lend itself to some amazing things, so let us watch and be ready. Scripture: Isaiah 2:1-5 and Matthew 24:36-44.

At 8:45 a.m. we have the 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. 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 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 have 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 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 to 4 p.m. We are now offering a “gentler” form of tai chi for arthritis. Everyone is welcome.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) meets the third Thursday of the month, 6:30 to 8 p.m., in the library. This is a support group for persons living with depression, panic attacks, anxiety, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, open to the public. For more information contact Betty Porter at 812-877-9950.

For more information call our church office at 812-234-0776, fax us at 812-235-3574 or visit our website at www.umcmemorial.

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United Methodist Temple

If you have any questions, call our church office at 812-299-1898 and speak with either Margaret Fulsom or Jill Kuckewich.

We would like everyone to join us on this Sunday, the first day of Advent. Our speaker this week is Mark Eutsler, Ph.D., of UMC Indiana Conference Church Development. His topic is “Happy New Church Year: Preparing to Say Yes to Jesus.” We will also be participating in holy communion. We have two services, a traditional service at 8:45 a.m. and a contemporary service at 11 a.m., with Sunday school for all ages at 10 a.m. A nursery is available.

In addition to our regular services this Sunday, we will have our annual Hanging of the Greens service, and invite all to join us for this beautiful, ceremonial decoration of our sanctuary for the Christmas season. It begins at 6:45 p.m. with a concert of familiar Christmas songs by the Temple Bells Handbell Choir. The youth-led Hanging of the Greens begins at 7 p.m. This service of scripture and song will help prepare us all for the Advent season, and we encourage everyone to bring their friends, neighbors and families to join us this Sunday evening.

This week our church activities include:

Monday: 10:30 a.m., Holy Yoga; noon, Seekers Circle at Westminster Village; 12:15 p.m., Celebrate Recovery begins with lunch, then groups will form to discuss dealing with “hurts, habits and hangups”

Wednesday: 10:30 a.m., Holy Yoga

Thursday: 10 a.m., Piecemakers Quilters; 6 p.m., Temple Bells Practice; 7:15p.m., chancel choir practice

Friday: 10:30 a.m., Holy Yoga; 12:30 p.m., Senior Connection luncheon; 6 p.m., youth lock-in.

For more information, call the church office at 812-299-1898, look at our website at terrehauteumtemple.org or check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/

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First Baptist

You are invited to join us the first Sunday of Advent for the 9:30 a.m. traditional service and 6 p.m. Link service. During the morning service we will light the first candle of the Advent wreath and music of the season will be presented by the sanctuary choir and the sanctuary bell choir. Pastor Bernie Jackson will begin Advent sermon series on “Preparing for Jesus,” and the topic for this week is “Preparing for His Return” with scripture text from Matthew 24:36-44. The service also includes baptism and communion. A children’s story is included in our worship every Sunday and afterward children in grades K-3 are dismissed to children’s church. The children’s church theme for December is “Countdown to Christmas.” Sunday school follows worship at 10:45 a.m. with classes for everyone, including nine adult class options. The First Link Hospitality Room is available for light refreshments and conversation before and after the worship service.

The Link service, Sunday at 6 p.m., is more contemporary in style with the congregation seated around tables in Esken Hall. Music is led by the Link praise team, and Pastor John Campbell will be speaking on the topic “David: The Promise of a King,” with scripture text from Psalm 51 and Luke 1:26-32.

The church is an American Baptist congregation located at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Further information about the church, including our 2013 Christmas brochure, is available on our website at www.thfbc.org.

Peniel United Methodist, Brazil

Tonight at 6 p.m. is family night at Peniel on Kennedy Crossing Road. It will be a pitch-in with soups furnished. Salads and desserts are needed. After dinner, the church will be decorated for Advent, including the Clothing Tree. Because of the generosity of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars, we have a head-start on “clothing decorations.” All items will go to local kids.

Next Saturday, Dec. 7. at 2 p.m., a Ladies’ Advent Tea will take place.

Communion will be served this Sunday to all who wish to partake. Pastor Pippin’s message is titled “Hype or Hope.” The scripture this Sunday is from Isaiah 2:1-5.

Remember the food pantry items and clip those box tops for schools. For more information, contact Pastor Pippin at 812-443-8489. Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. followed by church services at 10:45 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

Central Presbyterian

The church, located at 125 N. Seventh St., will gather at 10:30 a.m. Sunday for traditional worship. Pastor Lant Davis’ sermon, “Put on the Lord Jesus Christ,” will be based on Romans 13:11-14, in which the Apostle Paul reminds us that salvation is near and that, in light of this, we should wake up and live honorably. The Lord’s Supper will be served. A time for coffee, conversation and refreshments immediately follows worship, downstairs in fellowship hall. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. On Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. all members of the congregation are invited to participate in the Hanging of the Greens, when we decorate the church for Advent and Christmas. On Thursday at 7 p.m. the choir continues to rehearse for the Christmas cantata. Women’s book club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday. On Friday at 5:30 p.m. the church provides Parents’ Night Out/Kids’ Night In for families of the church. For details, call the church office at 812-232-5049 or visit us online: www.thcpc.org.

Central Christian Church

- Disciples of Christ

The church is an open and affirming congregation. 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 we celebrate the first Sunday of Advent with a Hanging of the Greens during worship. Our focus throughout Advent will be “Christ comes for all!” A special time is for our young church. During this time they will gather donations for their Blessing Box. A time of fellowship is after services with drinks and donuts.

Sunday school begins at 11 a.m. The adult class continues their discussion on Rob Bell’s book, “Love Wins.” Our youth and young church begin practice on their annual Christmas pageant. Practice will continue each Sunday during the Sunday school hour. The pageant will be presented during worship on Dec. 22. Adult Bible study is Monday at 9 a.m. at the church.

Our elders meet at noon Sunday at the church. This is an important time of study, prayer, service and fellowship.

Our Christian Women’s Fellowship hosts their annual Christmas dinner on Dec. 3 at Logan’s Ribeye Restaurant. All women are invited to join the group at 6:30 p.m. for a fun evening of dinner and fellowship. If you wish to participate in the gift exchange bring a $5 wrapped gift.

We continue to sell fair trade coffee, tea, cocoa and chocolate bars. During December we are collecting hats, mittens and gloves for the students at Fuqua Elementary School.

On Monday we celebrate communion with the residents of Bethesda Gardens and Wyndmoor, at 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. respectively.

We will have a congregational meeting immediately after worship on Dec. 8. All members are encouraged to attend this important meeting.  Join us at 4950 E. Wabash Ave. We can be reached at 812-877-9959. Our website is at www.cccthdiscples.org.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

On May 6, 2011, one of our members — a handsome, energetic, tow-headed, 11-year old baseball pitcher named Noah Cole Worthington — lost his life in a fatal car accident beside his best friend Cale. The following morning, Noah gave a new life to three other children and one adult through the gift of organ donation. On Jan. 1, at the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., Noah will be memorialized with a floragraph on the Donate Life America float. Noah’s floragraph, made up of spices, seeds and crushed flowers, will be on display here in Terre Haute for all to see before the parade. Wil and Rhena Worthington invite the public to see this display and join with them in honoring Noah as well as Noah’s legacy of life through organ donation this Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m, at the church, at 1845 N. Sixth St.

Rosedale Baptist

The church, at Depot and Middle streets, can be reached at 765-548-2857, and is led by Pastor Randy McPike. Sunday worship service is at 9:30 a.m., Sunday school at 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening service at 7 p.m, Wednesday night prayer and Bible study at 7 p.m., adult and youth choir at 6:15 p.m.

Sunday, 7 p.m.: Hanging of The Greens

Dec. 8, 7 p.m.: choir presentation

Dec. 15, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Sunday youth group Christmas party and Christmas store, lesson and lunch at church

Dec. 18, 7 p.m.: Caroling in the Streets

Dec. 22, 7 p.m.: “Sing and Share”; 8 p.m. “Cookie Exchange”: Bring four dozen to exchange and one dozen to eat. If you bring them, you will take four dozen home

Dec. 24, 10 p.m.: Christmas Eve service

Church of Christ, Terre Haute

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

Explore our website at www.churchofchristatterrehaute.com, 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.

Trinity Lutheran

Come and join us at our 10 a.m. worship service each Sunday morning at the church, located at 2620 Ohio Blvd. Holy communion is offered and shared during our worship service. Sunday school is also available for children and adults, and begins at 9 a.m.

Please continue to lift up in prayer the communities and people in the Philippines affected by a deadly typhoon. One of the most powerful storms ever recorded, Super Typhoon Haiyan crashed across the central islands of the Philippines. Your help is needed to make a difference in affected areas. Lutheran Disaster Response is responding to the most urgent needs of food, water, clothing, shelter, sleeping material and medicine. Gifts designated to “Pacific Typhoon Response” will be used in full — 100 percent — to help with immediate and long-term need. Your generous offerings of prayer and financial support will help those affected as they journey to recover. 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 “Pacific Typhoon Response” on your check’s memo line. You may also make a donation with your credit card by phone by calling 800-638-3522.

For more details concerning the church or our ministries, call 812-232-7628.

Seelyville United Methodist

Pastor Jack Diel and the church family invite you to join us on the first Sunday of Advent, this Sunday, at 9:30 a.m. Nursery volunteers during the service will be Mary Ellen Hankins and Melody McKinney. Following worship we will enjoy a time of fellowship. Kids’ hour meets from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster, with helper Connie Atkinson. Sunday school begins at 10:45 a.m.

Scripture readings for this Sunday are Isaiah 2:1-5, Romans 13:11-14 and Matthew 24:36-44. The choir, under the direction of Cathleen Flynn, will present an anthem. New members are always welcome to join the choir, with rehearsals beginning at 8:30 a.m. each Sunday morning. Hymns for this Sunday are “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus,” “I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light” and “Come, We That Love the Lord.” Jane Linville will serve as organist/pianist.

Pastor Jack’s sermon is titled “God’s Reign” and will examine living in the “in-between” time. We are called to express God’s love and light as we look with anticipation to the second coming of Christ that will bring the complete and full reign of God.

The life of the church begins on Sunday afternoon, with our pitch-in Christmas dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. At 6:30 p.m. we are pleased to welcome guitarist/songsmith Dr. Brent McPike; and Solly Burton, the nation’s No. 1 mandolin virtuoso. With acoustic artistry of the highest caliber, they will blend swing, dixie, blues, folk, jazz and classical music. An offering will be taken for the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) during the evening events. We invite members and friends of our congregation for this special evening.

The prayer and Bible study group will meet on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the library, with Beginning Yoga continuing on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Contact the church office for other meeting schedules. We thank those who decorated the entire church during the Hanging of the Greens on Nov. 24. Plan to attend the many special events during the advent season.

The church is located on the corner of U.S. 40 and Second Street. The church office phone number is 812-877-1868 with email contact at seelyvilleumc@frontier.com.

First Congregational

The church, at 630 Ohio St., invites you to join us on Sunday, as we begin our Advent season with our series “Follow the Star” and the sermon “The Star of Creation.” With the birth of Jesus, in the tiny town of Bethlehem, the star of creation brought light into the darkness of the world. Through our relationship with Christ, we are created anew and take that light into the world. Join us as we begin our celebration in anticipation of the joy of Christmas Day and how the star that directed those to manger still directs us today.

Services are at 8:30 (meditative) and 10:30 (traditional) a.m. There is a 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. We are very close to our 2013 goal of 1,200 pounds.

This Sunday, after the 10:30 service, we will have the annual meeting of the congregation for the budget. During this time, we will review and vote on the 2014 budget. After the meeting, we will begin the Hanging of the Greens and share a carry-in luncheon. Meat and drinks will be provided. Members and friends are asked to bring side dishes and desserts to share.

You can find us online at www.FirstChurchTH.org or on Facebook.

 

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