News From Terre Haute, Indiana

July 6, 2013

CHURCH BRIEFS: July 6, 2013


---- — Seelyville United Methodist

Pastor Jack Diel and Seelyville UMC family invite you to join us Sunday. Morning worship at 9:30 a.m. followed by a time of fellowship, hosted by Clyde and Susie Kersey. Sunday school classes at 10:45 a.m. and nursery care is provided by Nancy Fletcher and Mary Wade. kid’s hour continues 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster.

Scripture readings for Sunday are 2 Kings 5:1-19 and Galatians 6:1-16 with Connie Atkinson serving as liturgist. Special music will be offered by Kevin & Michelle McCrea. Hymns are “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling,” “He Touched Me” and “Now Let Us From This Table Rise,” accompanied by organist/pianist Jane Linville. Holy communion will be served.

Pastor Jack’s sermon is titled “You Want Me To Do What?” and addresses giving up preconceptions about following God and being open to the new ways of God.

The Administrative Council meets Monday in the library. Beginning yoga with instructor Trudy Newton continues at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday with the worship team following at 6:30 p.m. The Emmaus group meets at 6 p.m. Friday at the church to prepare for Vacation Bible School.

Vacation Bible School’s theme is “Everywhere Fun Fair” where God’s world comes together. Children from pre-school age through sixth grade will enjoy this year’s program July 15 to 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. Directors are Mary Wade and Amy Price, and supplies and helpers are always appreciated. Registration forms for children are available at the church or the first evening of the program.

Seelyville United Methodist Church is located on the corner of U.S. 40 and Second Street in Seelyville. The church office phone number is 812-877-1868 with email

Rio Grande Baptist

Please join us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. The first Sunday of each month we celebrate with communion open to all believers. Pastor Matt Larimer presents a children’s message, after which children and youth are invited to attend classes during the sermon. Youth group meets at 6:30 p.m. each Sunday. Prayer meeting is Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Please visit or email terrehauteRGBC@ for more information. Rio Grande is located at 4411 E. Rio Grande Ave., Terre Haute, at the corner of Rio Grande and Erickson.

Unity Presbyterian Church

Worship service at 1207 E. Springhill Drive is 10:30 a.m. All are welcome. The first Sunday of each month we celebrate the Lord’s Supper. The congregation invites you to hear our guest preacher Rev. Dr. David Rosen. His sermon ”The Origins of the K.I.S.S. Principle” is based on Psalm 30, Galatians 6:1-16, Luke 10:1-11,16-20 and 2 Kings 5:1-14.

Childcare is available throughout the morning. Join us for fellowship following the service.

Unity Presbyterian Church is a small church with a huge heart. Our youth group meets once a month, July 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. is their next meeting. Unity supports local, national and international missions.

Amie Ellison is our choir director, Andrea Marlow is our organist. For the month of June, Unity will pray for Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education, Richmond, Va. and Charlotte, N.C. We pray this week for Roachdale Presbyterian Church, Roachdale. Blessings to the staff and volunteers at Happiness Bag. A huge thank you to Joan Bonner, a volunteer, who gave an insightful Minute for Mission about this organization.

We also have an outdoor sanctuary for quiet reflection at any time. All are welcome. Church office 812-299-2206, blog or email

Riley Bible

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

Riley Bible Church is a fellowship of Christians dedicated to studying the Bible in order to grow spiritually and tell others of His salvation. We believe the principle goal of the church is God’s glory. For directions or more information call 812-230-6053 or visit or Facebook @RileyBibleChurch.

Centenary United Methodist

The congregation of Centenary, 301 North Seventh St., in Terre Haute’s Arts Corridor and adjacent to Indiana State University, welcomes you to our beautiful 147-year-old church. We invite you to worship with us, Sunday, at 9:30 a.m. Hear the Rev. Dr. Jimmy Moore’s message, entitled “Don’t Leave Home Without It,” and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and special musical praise to God by Maggie Blyestone.

Fellowship in the church library follows 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 class (adult Bible study), Tom Barnett will teach and lead discussion on “Temple Restored” (Ezra 3:8-13). At the same time, in the Cross and Flame Room, the Lamplighters discussion group continues their study on “Guerrilla Lovers” (revolutionary compassion).

The Parent Trap, an adult class for parents with young children, meets in Thirza Bunce Room 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. The class, led by Leah Allman and Michel Starkey, is reading and discussing the book, “Sticky Faith,” by Kara E. Powell.

Sunday school classes for children under the age of 3 years and up through the age of 18 years include: Nursery and Toddlers with A. J. Nicoson; beginners (ages 3 to 5 years) taught by Jessica Kendall; kindergarten (K-5 years) taught by Gwen Dugger; and youth class (grades 8-12) taught by Gail Hayes and Nancy Rogers. The theme, this Sunday, is “Esther.”

The 7th Cents Youth Group, a combined Central Presbyterian Church and Centenary U. M. Church group of students from middle school and high school classes meets Sundays, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Interested students are welcome to become a member of this group. The youth will gather at the Christ home on July 12. Contact the church office for mre information, the summer schedule, and youth group events in July and August.

We ared to announce that Tiffany Grossman has been appointed as the new youth director. Tiffany earned a bachelor’s and master’s degrees at ISU. As a student at ISU, she served the United Campus Ministries program and Centenary very well in various capacities. The youth and Centenary members are looking forward to the new positive experiences we will share with Tiffany.

The church’s Seventh Street entrance is handicapped accessible, and ample parking located behind the church. Consider participating in our “Prayer and Meditation Time,” led by lay preacher Tom Barnett on Thursdays, 11 a.m. to noon.

If you are interested in any of the activities listed above or in our very active women’s ministries, contact the Church office at 812-232-2319.

Oregon Baptist

Sunday, July 14 at 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Monday, July 15 to 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Saddle up your horses and come on down to Oregon Baptist Church to SonWest Roundup. Ride with us as we travel down the trail through the Old Testament stories of Moses to discover God’s ultimate plan of salvation in Jesus, because “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” Hebrews 13:8.

 Oregon Baptist Church is an American Baptist Church, 11200 S. Carlisle St., Terre Haute, 812-299-2112 Pastor: Fred Harrison

While traditional in most of our ways, we seek to adopt ministries that reach people in an ever changing culture. We are a friendly family like congregation. Oregon is a church where you can quickly join in as we seek to God by living his great commandment “love God with all your heart and others as yourself” and work his commission to carry the good news to the whole world.

Sunday school starts Sunday at 9:30 a.m. the Rev. Fred Harrison leads us in morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening service at 6 p.m. Adult Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Youth groups have ended for the summer and will resume in August.

Annunciation, Brazil

Annunciation, Brazil - Father John Hollowell and the parishioners of Annunciation Church, 19 N. Alabama, Brazil, welcome you to join them for Mass Saturday at 4:30 p.m. or Sunday 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. Today from 9 to 11 a.m. the sacrament of reconciliation will be available and adoration of the blessed sacrament will be observed. The first Saturday service will conclude with Benediction at 11 a.m. Annunciation parish has begun a Food Pantry Garden, located in the empty lot across from the rectory on Alabama Street. contact Annette at the parish office for information about our Food Pantry Garden. For information about any of our parish programs or services call the office at 812-448-1901.

St. Benedict Church

The parish community of St. Benedict, 111 S. Ninth St., celebrates Mass Saturday at 5:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Mass is celebrated each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 12:05 p.m. For more information, call the office at 812-232-8421.

High school students are invited to Notre Dame Vision, a summer conference at the University of Notre Dame, scheduled for July 8 to 12. As a participant, you will have the opportunity to explore how God is calling you and how to respond with your gifts in your daily life. We’ve had many of our youth participate and they felt empowered as leaders and loved the experience! Several of them returned for a second year. Go to for more information.

We will need adult and youth volunteers at the Youth Ministry Booth at St. Benedict’s Festival: July 12-13, 5 to 11:30 p.m. We will schedule people for two hour shifts. We also need help setting up Thursday, July 11 at 5 p.m. and clean-up at 8 am Sunday, July 14. The schedule is online at Contact Janet Roth at

The St. Benedict Parish Fun Fest is scheduled for Friday and Saturday. Capital Prize tickets are available to purchase. The total prize giveaway is $5,000 with nine chances to win. If you would like to purchase capital prize tickets, call the St. Benedict Parish Office at 812- 232-8421. Mark your calendars and invite all your family and friends for a weekend of fun. There is something for all ages so come join us.

We have a great musical entertainment line-up this year. Friday, The MacDaddys will hit the stage with their high energy. These seasoned musicians will play a wide array of hits from 8 p.m. until midnight. The MacDaddys have been entertaining fans since 1996. Also, Octane will keep the festival rocking Saturday night. This party band will play your favorite rock, classic rock and pop songs. They’ll play from 8 p.m. to midnight. For more information, call the office at 812-232-8421.

The Secular Franciscans of Terre Haute and Friends will serve a free pancake and sausage breakfast for the poor and homeless on the last Saturday of each month from 9 to 11 a.m. in St. Benedict’s Soup Kitchen. Next date will be July 27.

St. Joseph University Parish

Friar Mark Weaver, Pastor and St. Joseph University Parish, 113 S. Fifth St., invite you to celebrate Mass with us this weekend. Mass is at 5 p.m. Saturday. Sunday Masses are now at 9 and 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weekday Mass is 5:15 p.m. Join us every Thursday for eucharistic adoration 6 to 8 p.m. We will pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet on July 16 and every other Tuesday after that. For more information, call 812-232-7011.

A special Respect Life Mass will be celebrated at 5:15 p.m. July 18. Our pro-life supporters in the community, and within St. Joe’s pro-life committee, join together in fervent prayer to protect all life. Before Mass at 4:30 p.m., we will begin praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet. This is a beautiful prayer. join us in our celebration and devotion to serve this divine cause.

St. Margaret Mary Church

Fr. Rick Ginther, Pastor and St. Margaret Mary parish community 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 the weekly bulletin for weekday Mass times. Our bulletin is at We are located at 2405 S. Seventh St. For more information about our parish or any of our programs, visit us on-line or call the parish office at 812-232-3512.

Monthly Rosary for the “Right to Life” and the “Right to Religious Freedoms” will be led by The Knights of Columbus St. Mother Theodore Guerin Council 541 Sunday at 10:15 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary’s Church.

Save the date of Aug. 11 for our Parish Picnic at 1 p.m. in Deming Park following 11 a.m. Mass.

Aug. 30, 31 and Sept. 1 are the dates for our annual garage sale. All parishioners who are able are asked to volunteer now with pricing and preparations for this big fund raising effort for our parish. All hands on deck to set up this huge event.

Reservations can now be made for the Beef and Boards production “Father of the Bride” for the Wednesday, Sept. 18 matinee performance. Cost is $42 person for groups of 20 or more. We must make a non-refundable deposit of $252 by Aug. 7 to hold our seats. All are welcome to join St. Margaret parish on this trip so call the parish office at 812-232-3512 to make a reservation.

St. Mary’s Village Church

Sr. Joan Slobig, S.P., Parish Life Coordinator and the parish community of St. Mary’s Village Church invite you to join us for liturgy Sunday at 9 a.m. For information or to register call the office at 812-535-1261.

St. Patrick Church

Fr. Rick Ginther, Pastor and St. Patrick parish community, 1807 Poplar St., invite you to weekend liturgy Saturday at 6 p.m. or Sunday at 9 a.m. You are 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. For information about any of our programs call the parish office 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.

The St. Patrick Soup kitchen serves lunch each weekday 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. The volunteers and all who donate to the Soup Kitchen are sharing in a work of love that God has laid on our hearts. We cannot thank our volunteers enough for the work that they do for the Soup Kitchen. One of the rewards of service is seeing needs being met each day. When a young child leaves the kitchen with a smile on her face and a cracker in her hand, waving good-bye to us, our labor is rewarded. Thank you for your donations of love that help to support this Soup Kitchen. Needs for July are sandwich bags, tomato juice, canned milk and cheese.

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. We are located at 2322 N. 13 1/2 St. For more information about our parish or programs call 812-466-1231.

The Knights of Columbus St. Mother Theodore Guerin Council 541 (located at 2221 N. 13th St.) will host their first Sunday breakfast at the Council Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. sausage biscuits and gravy, steak and eggs, pancakes, bacon, coffee, milk and juices will be served.

High school students are invited to Notre Dame Vision, a summer conference at the University of Notre Dame, scheduled for July 8 to 12. As a participant, you will have the opportunity to explore how God is calling you and how to respond with your gifts in your daily life. We’ve had many of our youth participate and they felt empowered as leaders and loved the experience! Several of them returned for a second year. Go to for more information. For information about our high school youth ministry events contact Janet Roth at

We will need adult and youth volunteers at the Youth Ministry Booth at St. Benedict’s Festival: July 12-13, 5 to 11:30 p.m. We will schedule people for two hour shifts. We also need help setting up Thursday at 5 p.m. and clean-up at 8 a.m. July 14. The schedule is online at Contact Janet Roth to volunteer at

Deanery Pastoral Center

Charles William Eliot says, “Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors and the most patient of teachers.” Come by the Terre Haute Deanery Pastoral Center at 1801 Poplar St., or visit our online library listing at to check out a book. The Pastoral Center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday.

Carmelite Monastery

The Carmelite Monastery, 59 Allendale, Terre Haute, will be holding its annual public Novena in preparation for the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Monday to July 16. These evenings services in honor of our lady have brought spiritual renewal and refreshment to many people and the shared prayer for each one’s special intentions if very powerful. Services begin with the rosary and the Novena prayer at 7:30 p.m., followed by Mass. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will also be available each evening. Father James Zakowicz, OCD, a Carmelite friar from the California Province, will be preaching the Novena. Everyone is welcome.

The Indiana Abolition Coalition (IAC) needs our support. This dedicated committee has had regional meetings throughout the state of Indiana. At the first meeting, a PowerPoint presentation focused on the myths connected with the death penalty. The second series of meetings will feature new and additional death penalty facts. Once again, the IAC will be returning to all regions of the state with this second educational program. Plan to attend the Terre Haute meeting. Learn why the citizens of Indiana need to demand of our legislators the abolition of Indiana’s death sentence. Eighteen states have already abolished the death sentence. When Hoosier legislators re-enacted Indiana’s death penalty in 1978, they assumed we needed it to keep the public safe. Let’s help to make Indiana the 19th state to abolish the death sentence. The meeting is July 13 at 10 a.m. to noon in meeting room C of the Vigo County Library.

Peniel United Methodist, Kennedy Crossing Road, Brazil

Hope you all had a fun and pleasant Fourth of July.

With this being the first Sunday of the month, communion will be served to all who wish to partake.

Choir practice is Wednesday at 7 p.m. The next day on Thursday there will be an administrative board meeting at 7 p.m. The following week, July 18, the annual Church birthday party will be at 6 p.m.

Pastor Pippin’s message is “Stop, Drop, and Roll: Faith, Hope and Love.” The scripture is from Roman’s 12:9-21. Don’t forget donations to the Food Pantry and save those box tops. Sunday school at 9:45, followed by church services at 10:45. Hope to see you there.

For more information, contact Pastor Pippin at 812-443-8489.

Unitarian Universalist

The First Unitarian Universalist Congregation (FUUC) at 1875 Fruitridge Ave. Our regular service is Sunday at 10:30 a.m. This Sunday, the Rev. Doddie Stone will speak on “Revolution and Resolution,” in recognition of the July Fourth weekend. Rev. Stone will reflect on some different moments of revolution in past history and suggest ways the desire for action brought about changes for the past as well as present and future times. There will be a recognition of changing of the board as the FUUC begins a new year of leadership.

Our adult education group, the Rationalist Free-thinkers discussion group will meet at 9:15 a.m. at the church. The topic of the discussion, led by Dr. Ed Warner, will be: “Challenges of Fracking- Ethical, Economical and Environmental.”

Children’s religious education at 10:50 a.m. There are two groups, youth ages 5 to 9 and Tweens, ages 10 and up.

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

Central Presbyterian

Central Presbyterian Church, 125 N. Seventh St., will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Lant Davis’s sermon, “Bearing the Burdens of Others,” will be based on Galatians 6:1-10, in which the apostle Paul advises members of the new church in Galatia how to treat each other. The lord’s supper will be served. Sunday school for all ages at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. The Celebrating Life group meets Tuesday at 1 p.m. for a program and refreshments; the speaker will be Robin Heng of SPPRAK (special people performing random acts of kindness). On Thursday the church will host the annual Blueberry Festival, which is sponsored by, and benefits, Terre Foods Cooperative Market. The event, offering fresh Indiana-grown blueberries and locally made, gourmet ice cream, will be in the parking lot adjacent to the south side of the church, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (or earlier, if the blueberries run out!). On Thursday at 7 p.m. the Women’s Book Club will meet at the church. For details, call the church office 812-232-5049 or visit

Shelburn First Baptist

You are cordially invited to worship tomorrow. The Rev. Mike Hennie, a missionary in Russia, will bring the morning message. The service will also include the lord’s supper. Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. and worship is at 10 a.m. Route 56 for children is at 10:40 a.m. Dusty and Samantha Tryon, our youth leaders, will have youth group at 6 p.m. Vacation Bible School will be Monday through Friday evenings.

 We are an American Baptist congregation and we meet at U.S. 41 and Mill Street. We can be reached at 812-397-5595 and online at

Marshall Baptist

The Lesters, from St. Louis, Missouri, will present a gospel concert on Thursday at 7 p.m. EDT at the Marshall Baptist Church in Marshall, Ind. The Lesters have often been referred to as “St. Louis’ First Family of Gospel Music.” They have more than an 80 year history and now they are the third and fourth generation of Lesters. The church is located on Indiana 236 in Marshall. Everyone is welcome to attend an inspirational and entertaining evening. A free will offering will be given to The Lesters.

Rosedale Baptist

Rosedale Baptist Church, Depot and Middle Street, Rosedale, 765-548-2857, 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.

Vacation Bible School, Monday to Friday, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

We are excited to tell you about our upcoming Vacation Bible school

Please let your children join us on this life-changing journey.

For more information call: 812-828-0970 or 812-548-0314.

Central Christian

- Disciples of Christ

Our Sunday worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m. Have you ever wondered why God lets bad things happen? Have you ever wondered what good it does to believe in Christianity at all? Through the continued study of the letter to the Roman Christians written by the apostle Paul, these questions can actually find some answers. Join us at Central Christian Church as we take a look and listen as student associate minister Dori Marshall delivers the message on this topic. A special time for the young church will be held during the service. After worship we will gather for a fellowship time with donuts and drinks.

Sunday school for adults begins at 11 a.m. The Cornerstone class is focusing on stories and themes from the Hebrew scriptures. Adult Bible study is held at the church on Monday mornings at 9 a.m. Sunday school for children does not meet in the summer but will resume with the new school year.

Our elders will meet at noon for a time of prayer, study, fellowship and service. We are especially grateful for the extra duties our Elders are providing during the Rev. Zelensky’s sabbatical.

The evening group of the Christian women’s fellowship will meet on Thursday at the home of Mary Beth Ripple. All ladies are invited to join the group for a relaxing evening of good food and conversation. Bring a dish to share. The group will be finalizing plans for their 36th annual women’s retreat. The group will be going to Nashville, Ind., next month.

We continue to sell Fair Trade coffee, tea, cocoa and chocolate bars. The Disciples men group is selling handmade Disciples necklaces and keychains.

Please join us at 4950 E. Wabash Ave. The church office can be reached at 812-877-9959. Our church web site is

First Baptist

We invite you to join us for worship this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. We are currently involved in a seven part worship series built around the theme “The Heart of Worship.” The topic for this Sunday will be “Symbols in Worship: Baptism & Communion.” Scripture texts will come from Matthew 3:13-17 and 1 Corinthians 11:23-34. Music will be provided by a vocal ensemble singing “Down to the River to Pray” and soloist Chelsea Hawkins will sing “In Remembrance of Me” by Buryl Red. During the service we will share in the observances of both baptism and communion. A children’s story is included in our worship each week, and afterward children in grades k-3 are dismissed to children’s church. Sunday school follows worship at 10:45 a.m., and we have classes for everyone. As a part of the “Heart of Worship” series, the pastoral staff is leading a discussion time in the sanctuary centered on the worship theme for that morning. The First Link Hospitality Center is available before and after the worship service providing a place for members and guests to enjoy freshly brewed Rex coffee, light refreshments and conversation.

 Our summer Bible study is held on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. every week through the month of July. We have borrowed a theme from Dr. Suess, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go,” as we study the missionary journeys of Paul. Our youth group also meets on Wednesday evening at 6:30 and activities are provided for children and nursery care is available.

 First Baptist Church is an American Baptist congregation located at 4701 E Poplar Drive. Our ministry staff consists of Bernie Jackson (senior pastor), Steve Newman (associate pastor for music/worship; John Campbell (associate pastor for youth/discipleship), Jill Kirchoff (children’s minister) and Gina Dorsett (pre-school director.) For more information, visit

Terre Haute Bible Center

 Adult Vacation Bible School will be held on Wednesday evening July 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Come join us for a study on Prophecy:

What’s Next? There will be singing, a message, activities and refreshments.

 We are an independent fundamental Bible church located at 3219 Evans Avenue (at old and new U.S. 41 North overpass) Terre Haute.

For questions or more information call the church at 812-460-4556. You may also visit our website at

St. Mark United

Church of Christ

If you are looking for a place where you can make a new beginning, try St. Mark United Church of Christ. No matter where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here. We celebrate God’s love and forgiveness, study the holy scriptures for God’s still speaking Word, and follow Jesus Christ along life’s way.

Join us for worship this Sunday at 9:30 at St. Mark United Church of Christ at 475 S. Fruitridge Ave. The Rev. Teresa Higus will be preaching a sermon from Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 titled “Sent Out.” Sunday school for all ages is at 10:45.

Other activities at St. Mark UCC include: Tuesdays our Merry Stitchers meet from 1 to 3 p.m. to knit or crochet prayer shawls. On Wednesdays our Sewing Gals meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to make blankets. Zumba is offered on Mon., Tues. and Thurs. at 5:45 p.m. and at 9 a.m. on Friday by Dustie Fields.

Please call the church office at 812-232-8000, Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. to noon if you have any questions. All are welcome to join any of these events-membership not required, only a love for God’s work and Word.

Mount Pleasant United Methodist

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 E. Davis Drive, offers Sunday morning worship services at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. with Sunday school classes beginning 10 a.m. Our north campus, located at 1075 N. 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.

Please note that our south campus is temporarily holding worship services in the fellowship center on the west side of the building, but the front entrance is open for your convenience as well.

On Sunday, we begin a new sermon series. “Making the Most of Our Lives” will be the first sermon in the “Being the Protector of Unity” series. The five-sermon event will conclude on Aug. 4.

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 six through seniors, meets Sundays at 9:50 to 10:40 a.m. and 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and also on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m.

Boost, our Fall 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. Our 2013 session begins Sept. 4.

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

North Campus Activities:

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 mornings at 10 a.m. to help spread Christ’s message to our shut-ins and newcomers.

Mark your calendars:

Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School will be July 28 to Aug. 1 at our North Campus. Registration is currently underway. Registration forms can be picked up at the churches or found on our website.

Upcoming Concerts (at the South Campus):

Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. Miss Florence Eden Morris; Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. Open Heart Quartet; and Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. The Pfiefers.For more information, you can call our South Campus at 812-232-4808 or North Campus 812-232-2478.

You can also visit, friend us on Facebook (Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church) and/or follow us on Twitter @Mt_PleasantUMC.

Northside Wesleyan

At Northside Wesleyan, 2439 N. 14th St., Pastor Eddie Hayes invites you to worship God with us where you will feel his love. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m., worship service 10:30 a.m., Sunday evening service 6 p.m., Wednesday service 6:30 p.m. The Rev. Neva McFarland is doing a bible study in the book of Philippians.

July 21 we are looking forward to having “The Bunkum Valley” Gospel blue grass group in concert for the morning worship. If you like gospel bluegrass music, you will love this group and will be in for a treat

Following the service we will be having a carry-in dinner in their honor. Pastor would like to invite everyone to join us for the dinner after the morning worship.

Please come and enjoy our music and a fun fellowship after.

Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.

Grace Community

This Sunday we will look at God’s commitment to us found in the old covenant of the 10 commandments. Looking at the 10 commandments as wedding vows changes everything! God said, “You will be my Special Treasure.” We respond by saying “We will have no other God’s” or in the form of a wedding vow, “We will keep ourselves only unto you.” This is how Love and Grace work. Come and experience the difference Grace can make in your life.

We invite you to celebrate faith in God with us. Our worship begins at 10:30 am every Sunday. Grace is a safe place to experience and interact with God. Each Sunday we have Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. for people of all ages. If you need prayer, go to and leave an anonymous prayer request. We commit to pray for you.

Our worship is a contemporary/traditional mix and lead by top notch musicians whose love for God and people are expressed in clear and comfortable ways. We often get comments of how people enjoy hearing the people around them sing.

We meet in the Gospel Assembly Church at 401 W. Springhill Drive in Terre Haute. It is just west of Debaun’s Funeral home on the north side of the street. Come in the east door where all the cars are.

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

First Congregational

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio, invites you to join us on Sunday, July 7th, as we continue our study in the book of Acts with the message “This Message of Life.” As Peter and John found themselves once again imprisoned by the authorities of the Temple in Jerusalem, an angel set them free with a strong instruction, “Go to the Temple and give the people this message of life!” There was no term in those days, immediately after the resurrection and ascension of Jesus, for what we call today Christianity and yet the angels were instructing the apostles to share the message. Join us as we continue our exploration of the beginnings of the church and how this life has become our life and how we might live it in accordance with Jesus’ instructions.

Services are at 8:30 (meditative) and 10:30 (traditional). There is a children’s service during the 10:30 gathering and Sunday School downstairs.

You can find us online at or on facebook.

Dunlap United Methodist

The Angela Lilly Trio will be in concert at 3 p.m. CDT July 14 in the Dunlap United Methodist Church at 20010 N. Dunlap Road in Dennison, Ill.