News From Terre Haute, Indiana

November 10, 2012

CHURCH BRIEFS: Nov. 10, 2012


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Foursquare Gospel

The Foursquare Gospel Church at 800 North 13th St., will have BJ Vavasseur in Concert on Nov. 11 at 10:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. She has been part of Jimmy Swaggarts worship team, sung with Nancy Harmon and is touring on her own also. You can go to her webpage and listen to her music and see her travel schedule. The service is open to everyone.

Central Christian Church

- Disciples of Christ


Our Sunday worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m. As part of our service we will recognize veterans. A special time with Rev. Zelensky will be for the Young Church. During the service we will hear good news of missions concerning our Thanksgiving Special Offering. Nursery care is provided during the service. After worship we will gather for a fellowship time with donuts and drinks.

Sunday School for all ages will begin at 11 a.m. We have two adult classes, an elementary class, and a middle/high school class. Our Cornerstone Class is focusing on stories and themes from the Hebrew Scriptures. An adult Bible study is Monday mornings at 9 a.m. with Rev. Zelensky. This group meets at the church.

Our Youth group will meet Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. The Christian Kids Club will be at Skate World from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

Our Chancel Choir blesses us each Sunday with their music ministry. All are invited to join, and practice is held each Wednesday at 6:30 pm.

We continue to sell Fair Trade coffee, tea, and chocolate bars.

Please join us at 4950 E. Wabash Ave. The church office or our minister, Rev. Rebecca Zelensky, can be reached at 812-877-9959. Our church web site is www.cccthdisciples.org.

Rio Grande Baptist

We invite you to join us for Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. We meet together with songs of praise and traditional hymns, special music and children’s message with our pastor, Matt Larimer. During the sermon, children are invited to attend classrooms for Bible lessons.

On Wednesday at 7 p.m. we offer Bible study led by Pastor Matt. We are currently discussing Eschatology (study of the end times). Everyone is welcome to attend.

If you are searching for a church home, we pray you will find encouragement and love here and will consider becoming a part of the family. Rio Grande is located at 4411 E. Rio Grande, Terre Haute, at the corner of Erickson and Rio Grande. Please visit our website for more information at www.riograndechurch.com or email at terrehauteRGBC@gmail.com.

Maple Avenue United Methodist Church

Maple Avenue United Methodist Church welcomes all to worship with us this Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Pastor, David Rockhill will deliver Sunday’s message titled “Living close To the Kingdom” which will incorporate scripture Mark 12:28-34. The theme this week is how one draws near to the kingdom of God by love: loving God and loving others. Sunday school classes for all ages will meet at 9:30 a.m. During the 10:30 a.m. worship service children are invited to attend Junior Church with our Sunday Morning Youth Coordinator, Mrs. Sarah Dyer and assistants. We offer free transportation to and from the 10:30 a.m. worship service. If you would like a ride to church, please 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 this inspirational worship service.

Maple Avenue offers many programs for adults and children alike. Programs available to all include: GED Classes, Adult Basic Education Classes, After School Tutoring (Grades 1-5), After School Open Gym, (Grades 1-5), Daycare, Preschool. Music Programs Include: The Chancel Choir, Summer Dinner Theatre Productions, Spring Cabaret, Christmas and Easter Cantatas with Orchestra and Children’s Choir. Missions and service opportunities include: Prayer Chain, Operation Classroom, Penny Drive for Lebanon Children’s Home, United Campus Ministries, Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard, Habitat for Humanity, and 14th & Chestnut Community Center. There is something for everyone at Maple Avenue UMC and we hope you will join us for an inspirational worship service. For more information, check us out on the web at www.gbgm-umc.org/maple_ave_umc.

Unity Presbyterian Church

Worship service at 1207 E. Springhill Drive is 10:30 am. All are welcome. Our Pastor is Linda Peters. Her sermon and prayers will honor our Veterans, “Extravagant Thanks” Based on Psalm 128 and Mark 12:38-44. Bible Study, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School class following A Moment with the Children. Child care is available during worship. Join us for coffee and fellowship following the service. A Called Congregational Meeting is planned following worship.

Amie Ellison is our choir director, Andrea Marlow is our organist. Choir rehearsal is every Thursday, 7 p.m. and every Sunday 10 a.m. For the month of November, Unity will pray for Dubuque Theological Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, and First Presbyterian Church, Jasper, this week, blessings to all who volunteer, staff members, bus drivers, administrators and students at Rio Grande Elementary School.

 We also have an outdoor sanctuary you may visit for quiet reflection at any time. All are welcome. Church office 812- 299-2206, our website: www.unitythin@gmail.com.

Join us for Potluck and Praise each Thursday 6 p.m. Church office 812-299-2206.

Annunciation Church

Father John Hollowell and the parishioners of Annunciation Church, 19 N. Alabama, Brazil, welcome you to join them for Mass on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. or Sunday 8:30 a.m. Weekday masses are celebrated on 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. Also, on the first Saturday of each month from 9 - 11 a.m. they will offer reconciliation and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. The service will conclude with Benediction at 11 am. For further information about or services or programs please call the office at 812-448-1901.

St. Benedict Church

The parish community of St. Benedict, 111 S. 9th St., celebrates Mass on Saturday evening at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday morning at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Daily Mass is celebrated each weekday with the exception of Wednesday at 12:05 p.m. Join us.

Religious Education classes for our elementary grades are from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Sunday mornings. Our Freshman Religious Education class and Sophomore/Junior Confirmation classes meet from 5 - 6:45 p.m. Sunday evening. The seniors are meeting monthly. Our youth will assemble and deliver Thanksgiving baskets on Nov. 18, contact Janet Roth for details. For more information contact the parish office at 812-232-8421.

If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, seeking to grow in your spiritual life, or exploring membership in the Catholic Church, The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults, RCIA, is the place for you. Sessions are held weekly on Wednesday from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. If interested please contact Sue Butwin at 812-232-8421 or sue@stbenedictth.org.

St. Joseph University Parish

St. Joseph University Parish, 113 S. 5th St., invites 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 celebrated at 5:15 p.m. For more information about our services or programs call the parish office at 812-232-7011.

Grade school and middle school religious education classes are from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. on Sunday. Our high school faith formation program classes are on Sunday evenings from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Our high school youth will assemble and deliver Thanksgiving baskets this year on Friday, Nov. 16, at 4:30 p.m. Please come ready to sort, pack and distribute. In an effort to make sure our brothers and sisters in need have food for Thanksgiving we are asking high school students to bring non-perishable food items to our Nov. 11 meeting. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information at jummp.youthminister@gmail.com.

Several Christian Churches of the Wabash Valley are once again coming together for the sixth annual “Sing Praise” gathering at St. Joseph University Parish on Sunday, Nov. 11, 3-4:30 p.m. Event is free and open to the public. Join us as we sing a common song of thanksgiving and gratitude and as we share the wonders of the Lord’s blessings.

St. Joseph University Parish has cookbooks for sale just in time for the upcoming holidays. Proceeds from the sale of “Feeding the Flock,” a cookbook to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the church, will be donated to the Samaritan Food Pantry and Catholic Charities Foodbank. The cookbooks are $10 and can be purchased at the following locations: Baesler’s Office-located in the middle of the store, Clabber Girl -Contact Linda Forsythe, First Financial Bank-Contact Sally Whitehurst, Nancy’s Downtown Mall-Contact Shirley West and St. Joseph’s church office.   

St. Joseph University Parish serves Indiana State University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology while also welcoming the students of St. Mary-of-the-Woods College and Ivy Tech. Catholic Campus ministry strives to be the life-giving presence of Christ within the academic community. The Giving Tree project at St. Joseph University Parish will be spearheaded by campus ministry again this year. We collected 350 toys for the Christmas House last year and hope to increase that number this year. For more info go to: www.campusmin.stjoeup.org.

St. Margaret Mary Church

The St. Margaret Mary parish community invites you to join us for weekend Mass on Saturday at 4 p.m. or Sunday at 11 a.m. You also are invited to the celebration of a Spanish Mass each Sunday at 2 p.m. We are located at 2405 S. 7th St. For more information about our parish or any of our programs, please call the parish office at: 812-232-3512.

Religious education for grades Pre-K through 8 is on Sunday morning from 9:30-10:45 a.m. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at donna.wenstrup@saintpat.org. High school religious education classes are at the Moran Center located at St. Patrick School on Sunday evenings from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Our high school youth will assemble and deliver Thanksgiving baskets this year on Friday, Nov. 16, at 4:30 p.m. Please come ready to sort, pack and distribute. In an effort to make sure our brothers and sisters in need have food for Thanksgiving we are asking high school students to bring non-perishable food items to our Nov. 11 meeting. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information at jummp.youthminister@gmail.com. Adult Ministry continues the Sunday morning Bible Study, Revelation, from the Great Adventure Bible Study series with Jeff Cavins. Group meets in the parish office building on Sunday from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m.  

The Annual St. Margaret Mary Craft Fair-Bake Sale-Noodle Sale-Raffle is just one week away. This year we have everything from decorated flip-flops to beautiful handmade Christmas wreaths. We have a lot of “Thinking of You” and “Teacher” gifts. Also have Christmas cards, note cards, homemade cookies, pies, cakes, candy, sugar-free desserts and noodles for sale. Cooks will be serving biscuits and gravy for a hearty breakfast again this year. Event will be Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Come by to shop and eat at our Annual St. Margaret Mary Church Craft Fair.

St. Mary’s Village Church

St. Mary’s Village Church invites you to join us for liturgy Sunday at 9 a.m. Mass will be celebrated on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, at 9 a.m. at St. Mary’s Village Church. This will be the only Thanksgiving Day Mass in the Terre Haute area this year and parishioners from all Deanery Churches are welcome to attend.

If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith or exploring membership in the Catholic Church contact Sr. Joan Slobig, S.P. for information about the RCIA, Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults at the parish office 812-535-1261.

St. Patrick Church

Fr. Rick Ginther, Pastor and St. Patrick parish community, 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 Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 8:15 a.m. For information about any of our programs call the parish office 812-232-8518.

Growing in our faith is a lifelong process. Consider joining one of the programs offered at St. Patrick Church. “A Quick Journey Through the Bible” presents Jeff Cavins on DVD. Jeff is recognized nationally and internationally as a great public speaker and Bible teacher. He communicates the Catholic faith at a level that everyone understands, taking theological truths and expressing them in a practical way. Study group meets on Sunday at 10:15 a.m. at the St. Patrick Parish Life Center, Room A. Another offering is “EPIC: History of the Catholic Church.” This DVD series is a captivating look at the story of the Catholic Church. This study provides participants with an understanding of Church history that enables them to have a greater sense of meaning and identity as Catholics. This study is Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Patrick School Library.

St. Patrick will host the annual Ruthmarie Bauer Newport Thanksgiving Dinner from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22. The serving of this delicious dinner is a long running annual tradition at St. Patrick and everyone is welcome. There is no charge. If you or someone you know could benefit from a meal on Thanksgiving Day please plan to attend the dinner. Each year about 200 meals are delivered. Help is always welcome with set up on the night before, Nov. 21 and Thanksgiving day, serving the meal, delivery and clean up assistance is welcome. For information for delivery of meals or to volunteer to help, call the parish office at 812-232-8518.

Spending time in meditation, prayer, and adoration in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament is an excellent opportunity to experience grace in our lives. Located west of the Rectory behind the Catholic Charities and Deanery Pastoral Center offices, the Perpetual Adoration Chapel is visited by parishioners and members of other local Catholic communities. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You are most welcome to participate in this opportunity for silent meditation, prayer, and adoration.

Sunday morning religious education classes for grades Pre-K through 8 meet from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in the Moran Center. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at donna.wenstrup@saintpat.org. High school faith formation classes are held in the Moran Center on Sunday evenings from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Our high school youth will assemble and deliver Thanksgiving baskets this year on Friday, Nov. 16, at 4:30 p.m. Please come ready to sort, pack and distribute. In an effort to make sure our brothers and sisters in need have food for Thanksgiving we are asking high school students to bring non-perishable food items to our Nov. 11 meeting. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information at jummp.youthminister@gmail.com.

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

Sacred Heart of Jesus parishioners welcome you to celebrate Mass with them at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Weekday Mass is Thursday at 10:45 a.m. First Friday senior Mass followed by lunch on the first Friday of each month begins at 11 a.m. We are located at 2322 N. 13 1/2 St.

Beginning on Sunday, Nov. 4, religious education classes for grades Pre-K through 8 will meet from 9 to 10:15 a.m. High school youth ministry classes begin at 5 p.m. on Sunday. Our youth will assemble and deliver Thanksgiving baskets on Nov.18, contact Janet Roth for details. Adult Ministry continues the 24 week Great Adventure Bible Study be Jeff Cavins Monday evenings. Jeff is recognized nationally and internationally as a great public speaker and Bible teacher. He communicates the Catholic faith at a level that everyone understands, taking theological truths and expressing them in a practical way. For more information call the office at 812-466-1231.

The new Hearts to Hand Outreach Ministry at Sacred Heart of Jesus parish is open for donations anytime. Greatest need this week is for food, bath soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toilet paper and diapers. Our goal for year’s end is 5500 items so far we have collected 1500 items. Religious education children are keeping a tally of donated items. Table of the Good Shepherd Food Pantry will receive all items donated. Pantry is open on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Pantry hours are 9:30-11:45 a.m. and 6-7:45 p.m. The 365 people served by the pantry are grateful for all we do to help. God bless you for your generosity.

John Paul II Catholic High School Holiday Yard Sale will be Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sacred Heart of Jesus Holy Family Center, 2322 N. 13 1/2 St., Terre Haute. New and like-new Christmas decorations, baked goods, and more will be available. Please show your support for the only Catholic High School in the Terre Haute Deanery by stopping by the Yard Sale.

Deanery Pastoral Center

Hospice of the Wabash Valley presents “Journeys,” a free bereavement support program that will meet once each week for six weeks on Tuesday mornings Nov. 6 - Dec. 18, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Meetings will be at the Terre Haute Deanery Pastoral Center (1801 Poplar St.). Session topics include: common reactions to loss, letting yourself grieve, managing the holidays/other difficult times and steps which can help you heal. Participants will receive a bereavement workbook. You are welcome to attend, no matter where you are in your own grief journey. To register or for information contact Sr. Mary Montgomery at 812-232-8400 or

director@thdeanery.org. Jack Brockman from Hospice and Sr. Mary will be facilitating the group.

The Deanery Pastoral Center would like to remind parents of all deanery middle school students of the upcoming Deanery Middle School Retreat: Fingerprints of God. The retreat will take place on Saturday, Nov. 10 at St. Joseph University Parish Gregorian Room (5th St. and Ohio) from 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. This retreat is for students in grades 6-8. Middle school students from all parishes are invited. This is a great way for our children to learn more about God’s amazing love for them. It’s a fun day with enthusiastic high school youth leading prayers, small group activities and sharing their faith. Pizza will be served for lunch.

The Deanery Pastoral Center Resource Center lending library has a large selection of books and DVDs on the lives of the saints. November is an excellent month to learn about or review the story of your favorite saint! Come by the Center (1801 Poplar) to check out a good book.

Catholic Relief Service offers four Fair Trade programs: Handcrafts, Coffee, Chocolate and Fair Trade Fund. Fair Trade builds right relationships between buyers and sellers that are rooted in the principles of human dignity and solidarity. Fair Trade promotes the common good, advances economic justice, empowers disadvantaged people, connects us with the people who create the things we buy and cultivates global solidarity. There are 7 ways you can get involved and support Fair Trade: visit www.crsfairtrade.org to learn more about Fair Trade; order Fair Trade materials from CRS and distribute them; buy Fair Trade products from one of CRS Fair Trade partners; host a Fair Trade event in your parish, office, school or community; join the Fair Trade Network and stay up-to-date on Fair Trade news, tell your friends about Fair Trade and what CRS is doing to promote it; donate to CRS Fair Trade Fund and help create new opportunities. For further information call CRS Fair Trade at 1-866-608-5978 or Sr. Mary Montgomery at 812-232-8400.

Peniel United Methodist

The church is at Kennedy Crossing Road in Brazil.

Our Scripture this Sunday is from St. Luke 7:36-50.

Pastor Pippin’s Message is appropriate: “The Deepest Thanks.”

The Co-Workers/Fidelis Class Meeting is Nov. 15 at 6 p.m.

Cereal is on the needed list for the Brazil Food Pantry.

Sunday School begins at 9:45 followed by Church Services at 10:45. Everyone is welcome. Hope to see you there. For more information, contact Pastor Pippin at 812-443-8489.

Centenary United Methodist

The congregation of Centenary, located at 301 North Seventh St., in Terre Haute’s Arts Corridor and adjacent to Indiana State University, welcomes you to our beautiful 146 year old church. We invite you to worship with us, Sunday, at 9:30 a.m. Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s sermon, “Surrounded by Celebration-Commitment Sunday” (Psalm 32), and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and the Chancel Choir, directed by Erich Kendall, sing “Come and Be Among Us, Lord” (by L. Larson).

Fellowship in the Church Library will follow the Worship Service, from 10:30-10:45 a.m. Sunday School classes are offered to all age groups and nursery care is provided. At 10:45 a.m., in the Friendship Class (adult Bible study), Tom Barnett will teach and lead discussion on “Paul Sails for Rome” (Acts 27: 1-2, 33-44).

Sunday School classes for children under the age of 3 and up through the age of 18 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 6-12) taught by Gail Hayes and Nancy Rogers. The theme for all classes on Nov. 11 is “Crossing the Jordan.”

Also Sunday, Nov. 11, is Stewardship Sunday. At 11:30 a.m., the United Methodist Women will host a “carry-in/bring-your-own-service” luncheon. Beverages will be provided, and the children will sing praise to God in their own special way.

Students of William Cain will demonstrate their piano prowess at a student recital on Sunday, Nov. 11, at 3 p.m., in the beautiful Centenary sanctuary. All are welcome to come and enjoy good music, and support the novice musicians.

On Sunday, at 7 p.m., the “Big Questions” Discussion Group for post-high school and college age students will meet at Centenary. The study topic for the Fall Semester will be Adam Hamilton’s book, “When Christians Get It Wrong.” Discussion topics will be led by the Rev. Phyllis Peters.

Become a “disciple” through Bible Study. Study the Scriptures (from Genesis to Revelation) with us in a course lasting 34 weeks and meeting weekly for 2 and 1/2 hours (from September to May). This Bible Study takes place on Mondays, from 2:30-5 p.m.

The 7th Cents Youth Group, students from middle school and high school classes, meets at Central Presbyterian Church from 6 to 7:30 p.m., each Sunday. Interested students are welcome to become a member of the group. On Sunday, Nov. 11, the group will “Rake and Run”-cleaning the yards of the physically challenged and senior citizens.

The Church’s Seventh Street entrance is handicapped accessible, and parking is located behind the church. Consider participating in our “Prayer and Meditation Time” led by Lay Preacher Tom Barnett on Thursdays, from 11 a.m. to noon. If you are interested in singing in the Chancel Choir, rehearsals are from 8:30--9:15 a.m., every Sunday morning. Contact the Church office at 812-232-2319 if you are interested in participating in any of the activities listed above or in our very active women’s minstries.

Trinity Lutheran

Please come and join us at our Worship Service time of 10 a.m. each Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2620 Ohio Blvd., in Terre Haute. Sunday School for all ages is available and starts at 9 a.m.

Our Outreach Team is currently sponsoring the Lighthouse Mission Thanksgiving Basket drive which is held each year. There is a barrel located by the west side door entrance where donations of non-perishable food items can be deposited. Specifically requested items for Thanksgiving include: cans of Pumpkin, Corn, Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans, Noodles, Box of Stuffing, Instant Potatoes, and Gravy Mix. Last day for donations will be Sunday, Nov. 11 at Trinity Lutheran Church. Please prayerfully consider supporting this Light House Mission Ministry to bless needy families.

From the Caribbean to the northern Atlantic coast of the United States, millions of people have evacuated their homes and communities due to Hurricane Sandy.

We need your help. The ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) is a leader in disaster response and Trinity Lutheran Church is a member of the ELCA. Working through our local affiliates and global church partners; we stand ready to respond. Your gifts will help our church meet the immediate needs of those affected by providing food, water and shelter. And we will continue to help for as long as we are needed.

Please give today. Your gift, designated for “Hurricane Sandy,” will be used entirely - 100 percent - in response to this disaster. You can designate your gift for Hurricane Sandy - where the need is greatest, or you can donate gifts specific to the United States or Caribbean. Thank you.

Gifts may be given through our congregation or send your check directly to: ELCA Disaster Response, 39330 Treasury Center, Chicago, IL 60694-9300 write “Hurricane Sandy” or “Where Needed Most” on your check’s memo line.

For more details concerning Trinity Lutheran Church or our ministries, please call 81-232-7628.

First Unitarian Universalist Congregation

The church is at 1875 Fruitridge, Ave., in Terre Haute.

Our service is each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. On Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Jennie Barrington’s sermon will be — “Trials and Reconciliation in Salem” What can our congregation learn from the Massachusetts congregation that was at the center of the Salem Witch Trials? Rev. Jennie’s sermon will lift up some ways a religious community can become its own worst enemy, as well as ways it can come through turbulent times, ending up healthier and more sustainable. The story the Salem Witch Trials holds reconciliation, hope, and a healthy relationship with a new settled minister.

Soup/Salad after the service. Bring a dish and stay after the service for good food and fellowship. There will be a Congregational meeting following soup/salad.

Sunday, Nov. 11 at 9:15 a.m., we invite you to join Our Adult Education Group, The Rationalist Free Thinkers Discussion Group, led by Dr. Ed Warner. They will meet in the library. This week their topic of discussion will be: The Fallout of the presidential Election.

Children’s Religious Education begins at 10:50 - There are two groups, youth ages 5 to 9 and Tweens, ages 10 and up. Childcare for younger children is provided for the entire service.

We welcome everyone to Unitarian Universalist Congregation. We invite you to come get to know us. Our regular service is each Sunday at 10:30 a.m. We have disabled access, and can provide large print bulletins and hearing assistance devices if needed. We also provide childcare for young children. We can be reached by Phone : 812-232-1193 or visit our website: www.terehauteuu.org.

Reformed Presbyterian

The Terre Haute Reformed Presbyterian 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. The regular adult class is studying the promises of God using the Joel Beeke/James La Belle book Living by God’s Promises, while the college-age class is working through The pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges. Pastor Bill Roberts will preach on the theme of “Facing Times of Stress” from the book of II Timothy. 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 North 25th St. (corner of 25th Street and 5th Ave.). A nursery for children three and under is available during the worship service.

Central Presbyterian               

Central Presbyterian Church (125 North 7th St.) will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Davis’s sermon, entitled “Elijah and the Widow,” will be based on 1 Kings 17:8-16, in which a widow and her son are spared from starvation when they share their food with Elijah. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. Immediately following the worship service, refreshments and good conversation are served downstairs in Fellowship Hall. Celebrating Life will meet at the church on Tuesday at 1 p.m. for refreshments and a program by naturalist Sam Lane. Innovation Generation will meet Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. For more details, call the church office (812) 232-5049 or visit us online: www.thcpc.org.

Hulman Street Wesleyan

The staff and congregation of Hulman Street Wesleyan Church, corner of 20th and Hulman streets in Terre Haute, invite you to join us for worship on Sunday morning. Pastor Dan Willis will be bringing the Message. Worship begins at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday Evening Worship Services begin at 6 p.m. in the church sanctuary. The youth also meet at 6 p.m. for an evening activity in the Gymnasium that is located next door to the church in the Family Life Center.

Wednesday evenings are packed with excitement at HSWC. The opportunities to grow in knowledge and service are endless. There is something for everyone beginning at 7 p.m.

Adults: In the church sanctuary- Dr. Bill Coker begins a new bible study in the book of Deuteronomy This week s lesson comes from chapter 5. In the Family Life Center- Dr. Dan Willis continues his Bible study with the young adults. Youth: The youth, ages 6th grade through high school, meet in the Family Life Center under the Leadership of Kier Hopkins-Smith and his team of sponsors. They are currently in the midst of a “Jesus Journey.” The youth have begun a new adventure called Fusion, 12 youth decadiated them selves to the program to go from a group of youth meeting to do fun things, to a group of youth meeting as a youth group and moving closer in their walk with Jesus.

Children: Team Kids meet in the Children’s Chapel in the Family Life Center. They are continuing in their “Walk Through the Bible.” Dinner is served on Wednesday for the children free of charge, from 6:15 until 6:45 weekly.

The Toddler-age children meet in the Busy Babies Class in the Family Life Center. All services are finished by 8:15 p.m.

We are having our Christmas Bazaar on Saturday Nov.10 there will be all types of arts and crafts, hand made items, jewelry, candles and many other great Christmas gift ideas: Food and beverages will also be available, bake sale Bazaar hours are from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Bus services are available to all of the worship services, please contact the church office to arrange your transportation needs. 242-9556.

Rosedale Baptist Church

The church is at Depot and Middle Street, Rosedale. Call 765-548-285 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.

Every third Sunday of the month come and join us for our New Youth Group Program.

At 11:30 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 United Methodist Church

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

Our south campus, located at 3050 East Davis Drive, offers Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. with Sunday school classes beginning 10 a.m. Our north campus, located at 1075 North Fruitridge Ave., offers Sunday school at 9 a.m. with the worship service following at 10 a.m. Both campuses host Holy Communion the first Sunday of the month.

If you want to grow in Christ and in your Christian faith we invite you to try one of our small groups or various 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.

South Campus Activities

An evening service called “6:35” is held on the second Sunday of each month beginning at 6:35 p.m. 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 grades 6th through seniors, meets Sundays at 9:50 a.m.-10:40 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. -6:30 p.m. and also Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m. X-Treme Tweenz is a group for all fifth graders that meets bi-monthly on Sundays from 4 to 6 p.m. from October to May beginning Oct. 7.

 Boost, our Wednesday midweek gathering, starts with dinner at 5:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Center and classes for all ages at begin at 6:30 p.m. We host sessions twice a year. Our fall session is over. Our next session will be held in the spring.

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

On Dec. 13 at 7 p.m., Ernie Couch & Revival, a southern gospel group, will perform in our sanctuary.

North Campus Activities

Mom2Mom meets the third Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. with childcare provided. This group is ideal for making new friends and sharing parenting tips and ideas. Outings for moms and children will be planned.

The Noodle Club meets Monday mornings at 9 a.m. This group is famous for its delicious pasta. Come join the group to hone in on your cooking skills. Our Care Group meets Thursday at 10 a.m. to help spread Christ’s message to our shut-ins and newcomers. If you enjoy crafts, come on the first Saturday of each month at 10a.m. for Christian fellowship during origami and card making.

Mount Pleasant is connecting families and individuals with God and God’s family through Jesus Christ. For more information, you can call our south campus at 812-232-4808 or north campus 812-232-2478 or visit our website at www.mountpleasantfamily.org.

Emmanuel UMC

Join us at Emmanuel United Methodist Church for fellowship at 9:15 a.m. and Sunday school beginning at 9:30 and for worship at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Colleen Harden.

Join us for breakfast and prayer Friday mornings at 7 a.m.

Emmanuel UMC’s annual Feast of the Harvest Dinner will be on Saturday Nov. 10 from 4-7 p.m. Our feast will include: turkey, ham, noodles, mashed potatoes & gravy, dressing, sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry salad, rolls, desserts and drinks. A free will offering will be accepted with all proceeds going to our Building Fund. Also, at the Feast will be a Silent Auction with all kinds of great items for you to bid on. Proceeds from the auction will go to the Building Fund as well. Make plans to join us for a great meal and a fun auction.

The church is at 6076 U.S. 150 in West Terre Haute. Call 812-535-4218. Visit www.eumc.homestead.com.

First Baptist Church

We invite you to join us for worship and Bible study this Sunday morning. Our worship service, which is a traditional/blended style, begins at 9:30 a.m. This Sunday, our youth minister, John Campbell, will be preaching and he will continue the current sermon series on Christian legacy. The topic for this week will be “What Is Possible for You With God” with scripture text from Proverbs 6:6-11 and Acts 2:14-2. The First Baptist Senior Singers will sing the anthem “Holy Manna” arranged by Joel Raney and soloist Isaac White will sing “Ten Thousand Reasons.” Children are invited to the front each Sunday to share in the children’s story and afterward they are dismissed to Children’s Church. Since this will be Veteran’s Day, our service will begin with a special Tribute for our Veterans. The First Link Hospitality Center is available before and after the service serving light refreshments and providing a place for members and guests to enjoy conversation and become more acquainted with the ministries of our church.

Sunday School begins at 10:45 a.m. and we provide classes for all ages. We currently have eight adult classes and we plan to begin a new adult class on Nov. 18. We also provide a fully graded Sunday School program for pre-school, children and youth. Additionally, we have several small group adult Bible studies that meet throughout the week.

Upcoming special events in the life of our congregation include a Thanksgiving Feast on Sunday evening, Nov. 18 and the annual chili supper and Family Advent Night on Nov. 25.

First Baptist Church is an American Baptist congregation located at 4701 E Poplar Drive, on Terre Haute’s east side. We have active youth and children’s ministries, music program with opportunities for singers, bells and instrumentalists, weekday pre-school program, senior adult ministry, college programming and small groups. Our ministry staff includes: Bernie Jackson, Senior Pastor; Steve Newman, Associate Pastor; John Campbell, Youth Minister; Jill Kirchoff, Children’s Minister, Gina Dorsett, Pre-School Director. Further information regarding our church is available at our website www.thfbc.org.

United Methodist Temple

United Methodist Temple lives to pray, praise, and worship our God as revealed in Jesus Christ. This Sunday we meet at our worship center at 5301 Hwy 41 South at 8:45 a.m. for a more traditional, liturgical service, complete with choir and bells. We invite all to out 11 a.m. for a more casual, praise and chorus oriented service. We enjoy God and each other.

This Sunday we celebrate with other United Methodist Churches Organ Donor Sunday. We will be lifting up the great gift of life that comes when we are able to give vital organs to others when we no longer need them. We will also have a witness to our Partner in Christ stewardship campaign. The sermon this Sunday will emphasize God’s provision for us in the deep waters of discipleship. Looking at Rev. 21:3-5, Philippians 4.19, and Luke 5:4-7, Rev. Steve Cain will bring a message entitled Deeper Water. God’s grace alone does God’s work, and God desires to bring us all to a place of deeper faith and love.

We can be reached through our office secretary, Margaret Fulsom, at 812-299-1898. This number also reaches the following staffers: Janet Friedrich, Director Temple Pre School; Jill Kuckewich, Music Team Leader, Kids’ Hope Director, and Financial Secretary; Tante Robinson, Team Leader for Youth; Courtney Rundel, Team leader for Nursery. Pastor Steve may be reached at 812-870-5749 or revscain@yahoo.com. Our website is www.terrehauteumtemple.org.

Our schedule:

Monday: 10:30 Holy Yoga     

Noon to 2:15 a.m. Celebrate Recovery from Habits, Hurts, and Hangups. All are welcome.

Tuesday: 9:30 a.m.  and 7 p.m. Psalms

Tuesday and Thursday: 6 p.m. Zumba

Wednesday: 6 p.m.  Weight Watchers, 7:30 p.m., Holy Yoga

Thursday: 10 a.m. Piecemakers (Quilting)  

Friday: 10:30 a.m. Holy Yoga

Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bazaar, Come and get your Christmas presents and many other things.

Sunday: 8:45 a.m. Worship 11 a.m. Worship 6:30 p.m. Youth Group with Tante Robinson   

Breden Memorial United Methodist Church

Life is full of change. Every one of us go through changes all the time. Some are minor and others are major. Some may be life threatening and others may be less so. The point is this. As we journey thru life we need the help of a Saviour. Jesus will be there for us if we are willing to reach out for His help. Pastor will be preaching this Sunday on the subject: “Trusting Jesus For All Things. Worship Service at 9:30 a.m. No Sunday School this week due to the church’s Thanksgiving dinner at noon.

AA meets Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Ladies’ Prayer Group meets Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.

First Congregational Church

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio, in Terre Haute, invites you to join us this Sunday, Nov. 11, as we continue our sermon series, “Walking with God” with the sermon “Turning Point.” The text of Isaiah is a beautifully written story of Biblical times and our times. Within this text, we find the truth of what happens when we turn away from God and come back as well as the joy of salvation. Isaiah, the man, was a critically important prophet whose ability to speak truth to power exemplifies the true meaning of “prophet”. Join us as we survey the text and find its meaning for our day to day lives.

Church services are at 8:30 (meditative) and 10:30 (traditional) each Sunday morning. There is a staffed nursery during the 10:30 service. Children’s Church is part of the 10:30 service and then children are invited to attend Sunday School. This Sunday, as well, is our Dialogue at St. Arbucks, our small group meeting at the Starbucks at 25th & Wabash as 6 p.m. Join the discussion.

First Congregational Church is a member of the National and Midwest Associations of Congregational Christian Churches, founded on the principles of “Faith, Freedom & Fellowship.” We believe that we can put those principles into action by welcoming everyone into the fellowship of this church family and by serving God, through Christ, in our community and the world. There’s a place here for you.For more information, check us out on the web at www.FirstChurchTH.org or listen to our music and sermons at firstchurch.posterous.com.

Memorial United Methodist

Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 2701 Poplar Street, Terre Haute, IN 47803, invites you to worship with us each Sunday. Parking is available in our large lot behind the church on Oak Street.

Please join us on Sunday November 11, 2012 for one of the following services. The sermon will be “For this I’m Thankful.” It is so easy to go from one day to the next and never pause and be thankful for that big and little things of life. So, what is it that you can say this day, “For This I Am Thankful”. Scripture: I Thessalonians 5:12-28.

At 8:45 a.m. we have our 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. please join us for our Fellowship and Refreshment Time. At 10 a.m. please join us for Sunday School. We have many to choose from and for all ages.

At 11 a.m. we have our second service PRAYZ!. Our casual family type worship, with the wonderful 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 you like 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 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 every Tuesday and Friday from 3-4 p.m. Now offering a “gentler” form of Tai Chi for Arthritis. Everyone is welcome.

The Sewing Stitches will meet November 13th, from 10-2 p.m.

The Knit Wits yarn ministry will meet November 15th, from 1-3 p.m. If you like to knit or crochet or would like to learn, please join us.

Nami (National Alliance on Mental Illness) meets the 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:30-8pm in the Library. This is a support group for persons living with depression, panic attacks, anxiety, bipolar or schizophrenia and is open to the public. For more information contact Betty Porter at 877-9950.

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