News From Terre Haute, Indiana

March 2, 2013

CHURCH BRIEFS: March 2, 2013


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Terre Haute St. Stephen’s Episcopal

Worship services at 217 N. Seventh St., are at 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday and noon Thursday. After worship Sunday join the camaraderie, coffee and conversation. All are welcome. For more details, visit www.ststephensth.org or call 812-232-5165 Tuesday through Friday.

Maple Avenue United Methodist

Maple Avenue United Methodist Church welcomes all to worship with us this Sunday at 8:30 am. and 10:30 am. Pastor David Rockhill will give a message titled “The Caring Conundrum” which will include scripture Exodus 3:1-15. The theme this week is that God is a mystery, but who cares about the poor and oppressed.

Sunday school classes for all ages will meet at 9:30 a.m. During 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 10:30 a.m. worship service. If you would like a ride to church, please call the church office before noon Fridays during the week. You may call the church at 812-232-7263.

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. For more information, check us out on the web at www.gbgm-umc.org/maple_ave_umc.

Rio Grande Baptist

Please join us for Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 10:30 a.m. We sing traditional hymns as well as contemporary praise & worship songs. Pastor Matt Larimer presents a children’s message after which all children and youth are invited to attend classes during the regular sermon. The first Sunday of each month we celebrate open Communion for all believers. Youth group meets at 6:30 p.m. each Sunday.

Prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. each Wednesday for a time of singing, meditation and lifting up those in need and all other prayer concerns.

During the month of March we will accept the America for Christ Offering 2013. Donations blesses Christian centers providing after-school tutoring, newly released prisoners struggling for better lives, pastors seeking continuing education, community food pantries and more.

Rio Grande is at 4411 E. Rio Grande, Terre Haute, at the corner of Erickson and Rio Grande. Please visit our website at www.riograndechurch.com or email at terrehauteRGBC@

gmail.com.

Unity Presbyterian

Worship service at 1207 E. Springhill Drive is 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to this 2nd Sunday in Lent. Pastor Linda Peters will be doing a sermon series on “Who is the Messiah” from Isaiah 53. Her sermon, “A Messiah that Intercedes,” is based on Isaiah 53:1-8 and Luke 13:1-9. Sunday school class follows a Moment with the Children. Child care is available. Join us for fellowship following the service.

Our first Stewardship Sunday will be after the worship service on March 3. These one hour events have been planned to give everyone in the congregation a chance to share their time, talent and treasure with Unity. Please plan to be a part of our first Stewardship Sunday.

Unity Presbyterian Church is a small church with a huge heart. Our youth group meets once a month the second Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Unity supports local, national and international missions. Join us for Potluck and Praise each Thursday 6 p.m.

Jamie Ellison is our choir director, Andrea Marlow is our organist. Choir rehearsal is every Thursday, 7 p.m. and every Sunday 10 am. For the month of February, Unity will pray for Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, Pa. This week pray for Presbyterian Ohio Valley Committees. Blessings to all who volunteer, staff members, bus drivers, administrators and students at Brooker T. Washington Vigo High School. We also have an outdoor sanctuary you may visit for quiet reflection at any time.

Church office 812-299-2206, Blog: unitypresbyterianchurch.blogspot.com. Email: www.unitythin@gmail.com.

Oregon Baptist

Oregon Baptist Church is an American Baptist Church at 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.

Sunday school starts each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Rev. Fred Harrison leads us in morning worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening service is at 6 p.m. Adult Bible Study at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. There also is youth groups for PreK thru High School on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The PreK to 2nd grade are learning “Values to Grow By” this year using a series from Veggie Tales. The second through fifth graders are “Traveling Route 66” (66 books of the Bible). Please join us as we learn more about God’s word, play games and have a snack.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

There are many opportunities for you to worship and fellowship with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Our Sacrament meetings at 9 am. and 11:30 am. provide an opportunity to worship the Lord, Jesus Christ through the ordinance of the sacrament, music and messages prepared by fellow congregants. Following each Sacrament meeting, you can also attend a Sunday school class. There are classes for every age group that all focus on increasing our knowledge of our Savior, Jesus Christ through the study of the scriptures. Following Sunday school class, join us as we meet in smaller groups to focus on the individual needs of men, women, youth and children as followers of Christ. During the week, we have even more opportunities to gather. On Tuesdays at 7 p.m., college-age young adults meet for gospel study. We also have a Cub Scout pack, a group for girls age 8 to 11, a group for young women age 12 to 18, two boy scout troops, a group for young men age 12 to 18, a women’s book club meeting, a crafting group and much more. Each meeting is a chance to be uplifted and strengthened. We welcome you to join us as we strive to “Come unto Christ and be perfected in Him.”   

For more information about our faith or for more information about our meetings, we encourage you to contact our full-time missionaries at 812-219-8578 or 812-219-8933 and visit www.mormon.org.

Please join us for these upcoming events:

Saturday, March 16 at 10 a.m. – dry-pack canning and emergency preparedness open house. Come and learn how to preserve dry-goods for up to 30 years and learn some valuable information about preparing yourself and your family for any eventuality. For more information, please visit our Facebook page, “Wabash Valley Community Dry-Packing.”

Saturday, March 30 - pancake breakfast and Easter egg hunt. At 8:30 a.m. Our young women will be serving pancakes, sausage and juice for donations to help them attend their summer camp. At 10 a.m. we will begin our Easter egg hunt outside if the weather permits, inside if it is too wet or cold.

Peniel United Methodist Church

The church is at Kennedy Crossing Rd., Brazil

The Easter Season and Spring is really upon us. We are all so anxious. The men’s lenten breakfast series continues on March 9 at 8 am. at Bethel. On Tuesday, March 5 at 6 p.m., the Bible study and prayer group will meet at Peniel. The next evening, March 6 at 7 p.m. the choir will be practicing.

Don’t forget items for the food pantry. Treat items for the children would be appreciated.

Pastor Pippin’s message for adult services is “Sin as Fear.” He will have a special message for the children before they go to jr. church. For more information, contact Pastor Pippin at 812-443-8489.

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 am. On Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. a Latin Mass will be celebrated. On the first Saturday of each month 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. For information about our parish programs or services please 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. Daily Mass is celebrated each weekday except Wednesday at 12:05 p.m. Stations of the Cross will be at 7 p.m. Fridays during Lent. Passion mime by high school youth will be on palm Sunday, March 24 during the 11 am. Mass. For more information about our parish services or programs please call the office at 812-232-8421.

Knights of Columbus will have a lenten fish fry and meatless spaghetti dinner at St. Benedict on March 22 from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

Religious education classes for our elementary grades are from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Sunday mornings. High school religious education and confirmation classes are Sunday 5 to 6:45 p.m. High school youth invite all to join them for Sarah Bauer concert: Radiance on March 10 at the Hippodrome Theatre, Eighth and Ohio streets, from 5 to 7 p.m. Early bird tickets are $8 and tickets at the door are $10. Get tickets online at Sarahbauer.eventbrite.com or at Terre Haute Deanery Pastoral Center, 1801 Poplar St. or contact Janet Roth. For more information about our High School youth ministry events please contact Janet Roth at janet@catholicym.org.

St. Joseph University Parish

St. Joseph University Parish, 113 S. Fifth St., invites you to celebrate Mass with us this weekend. Mass is at 5 p.m. Saturday. Sunday Masses are at 9 and 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Weekday Mass is celebrated at 5:15 p.m. During Lent the Stations of the Cross will be Friday at 1:30 and 7 p.m. For more information about our services or programs please call the parish office at 812-232-7011.

Grade school and middle school religious education classes are 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Sunday. For more information about grade school/middle school religious education contact Elizabeth Davis at reled@stjoeup.org. High school religious education and confirmation classes are Sunday 5 to 6:45 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information about High school religious education and confirmation classes at jummp.youthminister@gmail.com.

St. Joseph University Parish serves Indiana State University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology while also welcoming the students of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and Ivy Tech. Catholic Campus Ministry strives to be the life-giving presence of Christ within the academic community. RHIT Winter Break Trip will be Feb. 24 - March 2, Tallahatchie County, Miss., and the ISU Spring Break Trip will be March 10 - 16, Macon, Ga. For more info go to www.campusmin.stjoeup.org.

St. Joseph University Parish annual sweepstakes dinner will be at the Idle Creek Banquet Center May 17 with proceeds to benefit St. Joseph University Parish and our Honduras medical mission. $100 sweepstakes ticket includes one dinner and sweepstakes entry. Tickets are on sale now at the parish office.

St. Margaret Mary Church

The St. Margaret Mary parish community invites you to join us for weekend Mass Saturday at 4 p.m. or Sunday at 11 am. You also are invited to the celebration of a Spanish Mass each Sunday at 2 p.m. On Fridays of Lent we will have Stations of the Cross at 6 p.m. followed by a soup and bread supper with reflections on the Psalms by Father Rick Ginther. We are located at 2405 S. Seventh 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 Sunday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at dwenstrup@smm-terrehaute-in.org. High school religious education and confirmation classes are on Sunday evening 5 to 6:45 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information at jummp.

youthminister@gmail.com. Adult Faith Formation continues with Sunday morning Bible study, Revelation, from the Great Adventure Bible Study series with Jeff Cavins. Group meets in the parish office building Sunday from 9:15 to 10:45 am.

St. Margaret Mary annual dinner and raffle will be Sunday, April 28, 2013 at the Country Club of Terre Haute. $100 raffle ticket includes one dinner as well as raffle entry. For more information or to purchase tickets contact Dave Cash at 812-299-5190 or Mike Connolly at 812-299-0010.

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 on Sunday at 9 am. Religious education classes are on Sunday mornings for grades pre-k through high school. For information about our parish programs call the office at 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 also welcome to join us for weekday Mass on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 8:15 a.m.

Stations of the Cross will be on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. during Lent. Deanery Lenten reconciliation service will be Thursday, March 14 at 7 p.m. in the church. The living way of the cross will be presented by St. Patrick middle school students on Thursday, March 28 at 1:30 p.m. in the church. For information about any of our programs call the parish office 812-232-8518.

Sunday morning religious education classes for grades pre-k through 8 meet from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. in Moran Center. For further information or to register contact Donna Wenstrup at donna.wenstrup@saintpat.org. High school faith formation classes are in Moran Center Sunday from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Contact Marcia Lane-McGee for more information about high school religious education at jummp.youthminis

ter@gmail.com. Adult education classes are available Thursday evening and Sunday morning. Thursday study is: Journey Through Church History, at 6:30 p.m. in the school library. Sunday morning study, The Book of James is after the 9 a.m. mass in room A of the Family Life Center.

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. Deanery Lenten reconciliation service will be Thursday, March 14 at 1:30 p.m. in the church. Passion mime by high school youth will be on Good Friday, March 29 at 7 p.m. We are located at 2322 N. 13 1/2 St. For more information about our parish or programs call the office at 812-466-1231.

Religious education classes for grades pre-k through 8 meet on Sunday from 9 to 10:15 a.m. High school religious education and confirmation classes are Sunday 5 to 6:45 p.m. For more information about our High School youth ministry events please contact Janet Roth at janet@catholicym.org. Adult education with Great Adventure Bible Study continues on the first three Mondays of the month from 6:30 to 8 p.m. RCIA sessions continue at Sacred Heart Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Have you or someone you love ever thought about becoming Catholic? If so, Sacred Heart, St. Benedict, St. Margaret Mary and St. Patrick Parishes invite you to a time of inquiry. The gatherings will offer you a time to question and explore many aspects of the Catholic faith while learning more about the basic teachings of the Catholic Church. These informal sessions will help you determine if you will want to enter the more formal RCIA classes which will begin in late August. The first session will begin Feb. 27 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish at 6:30 p.m. Baby-sitting is provided. For information contact Donna Wenstrup 232-8518.

Deanery Pastoral Center - Sessions with Saints program continues Wednesday mornings at the Deanery Center, 1801 Poplar St. from 10 to 11:45 a.m. Sessions including prayer, DVD, and reflection are facilitated by Sr. Mary Montgomery. Programs are as follows: Mar. 6, “Therese” of Lisieux; and Mar. 13, “St. Patrick”. Register at 812-232-8400 or director@

thdeanery.org. No charge.

Don’t give up coffee and chocolate this Lent. Lent offers us six weeks to enter deeply into the work of returning and rebuilding a loving relationship with God and with other people. Stand in solidarity with our low-income brothers and sisters around the world by purchasing fair trade coffee and chocolate this Lenten season. Fair trade coffee and chocolate are available for sale at the Terre Haute Deanery Pastoral Center, 1801 Poplar St. Office hours are Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call us 812-232-8400 for details.

John Paul II Catholic High Vera Bradley Bingo - You are invited to attend Thursday, March 7 at Moran Family Life Center at St. Patrick School, 19th and Poplar streets. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Games begin at 6 p.m. Food and drink available for purchase. Ticket price is $20 for 20 games (must be 18 to play). Door prizes awarded (you do not need to be present to win a door prize). Free childcare will be provided. Tickets may be purchased in advance by calling the school at 812-235-9108, by calling Susan Seitz at 812-243-4241, or by emailing Susan at susanmseitz@gmail.com.

Riley Bible Church

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

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 us at 812-230-6053, go to our website at www.rileybiblechurch.com or check us out on Facebook @RileyBibleChurch.

Pastor Jack Diel and the Seelyville UMC Family invite you to worship on the third Sunday in Lent, at 9:30 a.m. Nusery care will be provided and a time of fellowship and refreshment will begin at 10:45 a.m. kid’s hour continues from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. under the direction of Pam Webster. Children from ages 5 to 12 are encouraged to attend. Sunday school for all ages is held from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.

The sermon for March 3 is titled “God’s Gift of Life and Our Responsibility.” Scripture readings are 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 and Luke 13:1-9. Special music will be directed by Cathleen Flynn with organist/pianist Jane Linville. Hymns for this Sunday are “Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah,” “A Charge to Keep I Have,” and “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”

Scouting groups will meet Monday and Tuesday as usual and prayer and Bible study group will gather at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Beginning yoga takes place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 with instructor Trudy Newton. Financial Peace University led by Steve and Patty Jones continues its Spring Session Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the church. The Emmaus group meets in the home of Kevin and Michelle McCrea at 6:30 p.m. on Friday.

 Seelyville United Methodist Church at U.S. 40 and Second Street in Seelyville. The church office phone number is 812-877-1868 with email contact at seelyvilleumc@frontier.com. “We are a caring family making disciples for Jesus Christ.”

Centenary United Methodist Church

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 147-year-old church. We invite you to worship with us, Sunday, at 9:30 a.m. Hear the Rev. Jimmy Moore’s sermon “A Lenten Call to Prayer: Lent Two” (Matthew 7:7-11), and listen to Bill Cain’s organ mastery and the Chancel Choir, directed by Erich Kendall, sing “Take My Life and Let It Be.”

Fellowship in the Church Library will follow the worship service, from 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), Bill Dando will teach and lead the discussion on “Daniel’s Vision of Change” (Daniel 7:9-14). At the same time in the Cross and Flame Room, the Lamplighters’ discussion group began a new study focused on “Guerrilla Lovers” (Revolutionary Compassion).

A new adult class for parents of young children meets in the Thirza Bunce Room from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. The class is led by Leah Allman and Michel Starkey. They are reading and discussing the book, “Sticky Faith,” by Kara E. Powell. Sunday school classes for children under the age of 3 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 6 to 12) taught by Gail Hayes and Nancy Rogers. The theme is “Jesus Washes Feet.”

The “All Church” Lenten Bible study series will continue every Sunday evening until March 24. It will start with supper at 5:30 and adjourn by 7:15 p.m. This program is designed to deepen a person’s understanding of Jesus’ life. We will journey with Adam Hamilton from the Jordan River, Capernaum, site of the Sermon on the Mount, Sea of Galilee, Jacob’s Well and to Jerusalem. The “Big Question” college age group will also be attending this series.

The 7th Cents Youth Group, a combined Central Presbyterian and Centenary U.M. Church group of students from middle school and high school classes, meets from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Interested students are welcome to become a member of the group. The youth group is continuing its Youth Lenten Series, “The Way: The Healing Ministry.” Contact Amanda Tramel for more information.

On Sunday evening, from 5 to 6 p.m., the Rev. John Groves, will speak at a special Lenten service at Maple Avenue. This is an event of the Crossroads Cluster of Seelyville, Centenary, Maple Avenue, and Memorial U.M. Church and two ministries, 14th and Chestnut and United Campus Ministries.

On Monday at 6:30 p.m., at National Guard Armory, 3614 Maple Ave., the “Sycamore Social” is scheduled. Come and help us provide an uplifting event for those who are mentally or physicallly challenged in our community. The Church’s Seventh Street entrance is handicapped accessible and parking is 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 the Chancel Choir, come and join our rehearsals Sunday from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Contact the church office at 812-232-2319 if you are interested in any of the activities.

Central Presbyterian

Central Presbyterian Church, 125 N. Seventh St., will gather Sunday for traditional worship at 10:30 am. Pastor Lant Davis’s sermon, “Rich Food,” will be based on Isaiah 55:1-9, in which the prophet promises pardon for all who return to the Lord. The Lord’s supper will be served during worship. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30 a.m. Nursery care is provided. This year’s series of Lenten programs continues tonight with a simple supper in Fellowship Hall at 5:15 p.m. Classes are at 6 p.m., and informal worship concludes the evening from 7:15 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The adult class, led by the Rev. Scott Paul-Bonham and the Rev. Lant Davis, will be using N. T. Wright’s Surprised by Hope book and video. The children’s program, “God’s Great Surprises,” will be based on Adam Hamilton’s new Lenten study, The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus. Childcare will be provided for preschoolers and younger children. The Lenten programs will continue each Sunday night through March 24. The Women’s Book Club will meet Thursday at 7 p.m. at the church. For more details, call the church office 812-232-5049 or visit us online: www.thcpc.org.

Shelburn First Baptist

You are invited to Shelburn First Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Sunday for our worship service. Interim pastor the Rev. Ron Riggs will continue his Lenten series, “Snapshots from the Cross in Galatians: Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered”, based on Galatians 3:1. There will be a service of baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Our Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. and route 56 for children is at 10:20 a.m. Our evening adult Bible study, kid jam for children, and our jr. high and sr. high youth are all at 6 p.m. Our youth are led by Dusty and Samantha Tryon. Our community kitchen dinner is at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday our adult and youth groups meet; Friday our ladies have a Beth Moore Bible study at 10 a.m. Our church is an american Baptist congregation at US 41 and Mill Street. We can be reached at 812 397 5595, or online at www.fbcshelburn.com.

Hulman Street Wesleyan Church

The staff and congregation of Hulman Street Wesleyan Church, located on the 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 continues the study of Mark. In the Family Life Center-Dr. Dan Willis continues his Bible study with the young adults.

Youth: The youth, ages sixth 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.

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 p.m. weekly.

Grace Community Church of Terre Haute

The presence of God. The word of God. The love of God. This is what you will experience at Grace Community Church. We invite you to celebrate faith in God with us. Our worship begins at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday. Grace is a safe place to experience and interact with God. Each Sunday we have Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. for people of all ages.

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 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 our website, www.gccth.org or call 217-251-4507.

Central Christian Church- Disciples of Christ

Our Sunday worship service will begin at 9:30 a.m. We will observe the third Sunday of Lent with our emphasis on “Living, Breathing, Embodying the Psalms.” A special time will be held for the Young Church. During this time they will pass their Blessing Box for donations to a charity of their choice. Nursery Care is provided. After worship we will gather for a fellowship time with donuts and drinks.

Sunday school will begin at 11 a.m. Our Cornerstone Class is focusing on stories and themes from the Hebrew Scriptures. Pastor’s Class meets Sundays at 2:00 PM. An adult Bible study is held Monday mornings at 9 a.m. with the Rev. Zelensky. This group meets at the church.

We continue to sell fair trade coffee, tea, cocoa and chocolate bars. We are gathering items for Woodrow Wilson Vigo County school backpack program.

On Monday, March 4 we will share Communion with the residents of Bethesda Gardens and Wyndmoor at 10:30 and 11 a.m. respectively. Our disciples men’s group will meet Thursday. They will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Subway Shop on North Third Street.

 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.

Church of Christ at Terre Haute

We invite you to come visit with us Sundays at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. We assemble in the meeting room of the Holiday Inn Express, 2633 S State Road 46, Terre Haute, IN 47803 (Exit 11, I-70 & SR 46).

We are available for Bible study. Contact John Edwards by phone at 812-320-4450 or by email at john.isaac.edwards@gmail.com.

We invite you to view our Internet Broadcast, “What Saith the Scripture?” at www.youtube.

com/user/saiththescripture. If you have a question or Bible topic you would like us to discuss, email it to whatsaiththescripture@gmail.com.

We are simply Christians striving to hold fast the pattern of sound words.

Rosedale Baptist Church

Rosedale Baptist Church is at Depot and Middle Street in Rosedale. Call 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.

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.

Trinity Lutheran Church

Please come and join us at our 10 a.m. Worship Service with Holy Communion each Sunday morning at Trinity Lutheran Church located at 2620 Ohio Blvd. Sunday school for all ages is also offered each Sunday morning from 9 a.m. until 9:45 a.m.

On Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m., March 6, 13, and 20 we are continuing to gather for the observation of the Church season of Lent, which is a time of self examination and reflection on the quality of our faith and life. The focus of Lent is to repent of our sin, to renew our faith, and to prepare ourselves for Easter Sunday when we will celebrate joyfully our salvation made possible by God’s Grace through the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our Bible Study continues to be on the book of Ephesians and is being led by Adult Sunday school teacher Todd Peterson.

During the Holy Week observation and celebration of our Lord and Savior’s life, death and resurrection we will be gathering for worship: at 10 a.m. on March 27 to observe The Sunday of the Passion, at 7 p.m. on March 28, to observe Maundy Thursday, at 7 p.m., Friday, March 29, to observe Good Friday, and to observe Easter/Resurrection Day, on Sunday March 31 at two worship times of 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

Also, on Easter/Resurrection Sunday the men of the congregation will prepare and host our Annual Easter Breakfast that will be shared in the Fellowship Hall during the time between the two worship services starting at 9 a.m.

And on Easter/Resurrection Sunday between the two worship services the young women in our Confirmation program will host an Easter Egg hunt for the younger children starting at 9:15 a.m.

 Also on March 31 during our Easter Sunday Worship Services the children in our congregation will be collecting Pennies for their Penny Power ministry to help feed hungry people around the world through the ELCA (Evangelical Lutheran Church in america) World Hunger Organization.

For more details concerning Trinity Lutheran Church or our ministries such as our Lenten Soup/Salad/Bible Study Wednesday gatherings please call 812-232-7628.

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. and 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.

Easter Sunday (March 31) services will begin with a 6:30 am. Sunrise Service at the South Campus followed by 8:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. worship services. (No Sunday school at the South Campus on Easter.) North Campus will hold its Easter service at its normal 10 a.m. service time.

Beginning in March, we will be starting a new sermon series, Jesus’s Last Words.

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 am.-10:40 am. and 4:30 p.m. -6:30 p.m. and also on Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. X-Treme Tweenz is a group for all fifth graders that meets bi-monthly on Sundays from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. from October to May beginning October 7th.

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 7:00 p.m. in the Wide Eye Cafe. Other groups include the Lunch Bunch (women), Yarn Spinners and Men’s Fellowship Group.

On Maundy Thursday (March 28) beginning at 7:00 p.m., our choir will be performing the musical “Tapestry of Darkness.” Please join us as we remember Christ’s final hours before His crucifixion.

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.

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

Memorial United Methodist Church

Memorial United Methodist Church, at 2701 Poplar St., invites you to worship with us each Sunday. Parking is available in the lot behind the church on Oak Street.

Please join us on March 3 for one of the following services. Rev. Scott’s sermon will be “You Are Not Exempt”. Over and over when I was growing up my Dad would say “I’ve been where you are going.” It was his subtle way of telling me to listen to the advice he was about to impart. Most of the time, he was spot on with his advice. This is the same conversation that the Apostle Paul is having with the church at Corinth. In The Message translation, it simply says “you are not exempt” from bad behavior or errors of the past. It is a good word to hear and heed even today. Scripture: I Corinthians 13:1-9 (The Message).

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 will meet Tuesday and Friday from 3-4 p.m. Now offering a “gentler” form of Tai Chi for Arthritis. Everyone is welcome.

Nami (National Alliance on Mental Illness) meets the 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:30-8 p.m. 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.

First Baptist

We invite you to join us this Sunday for worship at 9:30 a.m. Our service is a traditional/blended style with organ, hymns and anthem by the choir. However, we also incorporate more contemporary elements such as praise choruses and the use of video projection and screen. We include a time for children in our service every Sunday as children are invited to the front for a children’s message. On the third Sunday of Lent, Pastor Bernie Jackson will continue a sermon series based on the theme “Questions for Lent.” The topic for this week will be “Do You Want to Be Well?” with scripture text from John 5:1-15. The Sanctuary Choir will sing an arrangement of “The Wondrous Story” by Joseph Martin. Communion is also observed on the first Sunday of each month. The First Link Hospitality Room is available before and after the service providing a place for members and guests to enjoy conversation and light refreshments. Sunday school is at 10:45 a.m. and we provide classes for all ages, including nine adult class options. We also have several small groups which meet for study and fellowship throughout the week.

Upcoming events include musical guests “The Taylor Sounds” from Taylor University on March 10. The Taylor Sounds is a Chamber ensemble consisting of eighteen auditioned students who are dedicated to a high standard of choral performance. The mission of the ensemble is to express the highest divine and human values through the choral chamber music art form. Performance tours include domestic and overseas venues as well as conferences, conventions and banquets. The group will be presenting several selections during the 9:30 a.m. worship service on that Sunday morning.

First Baptist Church is affiliated with The american Baptist Churches, USA and we are located at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Further information is available at www.thfbc.org.

United Methodist Temple

Pastor Steve Cain and the United Methodist Temple family invite you to join them for worship of God as revealed in Jesus Christ. We currently are worshipping with the seven last words of Jesus as our theme during the Sundays of Lent. Located at 5301 U.S. 41 South, we invite you to join us for traditional liturgical worship at 8:45 a.m., with the organ and piano mastery of Doug Sperry, often including choir and bells. At the 11 a.m. service we utilize a blend of praise band worship songs with traditional hymns in a more informal atmosphere.

Every Sunday we have Bible study classes for all ages at 10 a.m., with a Welcome Café also available from 10 a.m. to noon. On Sunday evenings during Lent we have our Lenten Life Dinners at 5:30 p.m., followed by break out study groups at 6:15 p.m. You may come and choose between 1. Gospel of John; 2. Brahms Requeim Study; 3. Couple Care for couples in any stage of relationship. Our youth are making the meal, proceeds of which will go to help in two adoptions of families within our church fellowship.

This Sunday a third Word from the Cross will be examined in Luke 23:39-43: This day you will be with me in Paradise. This word from Jesus spoken as he hung between two thieves lifts up the Christian hope of life after death. The Greek word translated ‘paradise’ here is a transliterated Persian word meaning “The King’s Garden,” a place of profound beauty. The promise of an eternal life begins with our joining Jesus as disciples of His Kingdom, in the here and now, and after our death, entering a new arena of reward and growth and grace.

Our Schedule:

Mondays — 10:30 a.m. Holy Yoga, noon-2:15 p.m. Celebrate Recovery

Tuesdays — 5:30 Men’s Supper Group, 6 p.m. Zumba, 7 p.m. Study of Ephesians - Pastor Steve

Wednesdays —10 a.m. “Daniel” Bible study by Beth Moore, 6 p.m. Weight Watchers, 7:30 p.m. Christian Yoga

Thursdays —10 a.m. Piecemakers/Prayer blanket ministry, 6 p.m. Zumba, 6 p.m. Bells rehearsal, 7:15 Choir practice

Friday — 10 a.m. Holy Christian Yoga  

Friday March 8 5:30 p.m. Rock N Praise Dinner. Come and enjoy a free will offering supper and also a band praise led by John Henderson. RSVP so we can prepare the proper amount of food.

Emmanuel United  Methodist Church

We invite you to 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.

Emmanuel UMC now has tickets available for purchase for our Wild Game Dinner/Fundraiser to be on March 23. Speaker for the event will be Ken Beck, former owner of Black Widow Bows. This event is open to everyone. Please contact the church office for details. Tickets are $15 each and the dinner will include Venison Chili, Italian Venison, Venison & Noodles, Alligator Gumbo, Vegetable Soup, Pheasant, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Cole Slaw and an assortment of Homemade Breads. Drinks and Desserts included. We will also have door prizes and a silent auction. All proceeds will go toward the Community Life Center Building fund. Come on out and enjoy a great evening of Wild Game, fellowship, fun and an inspiring message from Ken Beck.

First Congregational Church

First Congregational Church, 630 Ohio in Terre Haute, invites you to join us this Sunday, March 3, as we as we continue our Lenten sermon series, “Opening Doors: A Journey Through Lent”, with the message “The Door to Mercy.” With our study in Luke’s Gospel, we again view two distinct teachings of Jesus – each showing us the way of God’s mercy and the preparations we make in accepting it and sharing it.  Join us as we explore the mercy of God in a 21st century world.

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 we will also be having our Dialogue at St. Arbucks, 6 p.m. at 25th & Wabash.  Join us as we talk about social media and the church.

The schedule of Lenten services and a variety of online worship and reflection opportunities are available on our website: www.firstchurchth.org.

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.