- Church briefs: Oct. 19, 2013
Church Lady: Music and singing in church is all about worshiping God
OK. Check the front of the nearest Methodist hymnal for “John Wesley’s Rules of Congregational Singing,” written in 1761. Among other things, Mr. Wesley wanted church-goers to learn the hymns before they learned any other tunes.
- Briefly: October 12, 2013
- Church briefs: October 12, 2013
Third Thursday lecture at ISU to address religion, marriage equality
The ISU Center for the Study of Health Religion and Spirituality is scheduled to present the second of its monthly Third Thursday Lecture and Discussion Series programs at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17.
Clinton church to celebrate anniversary
First Christian Church of Clinton will celebrate the 125th anniversary of its organization, along with the 100th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone for the present-day sanctuary, during the 10 a.m. worship service on Sunday.
- Church briefs: October 5, 2013
Sisters to host discernment weekend
A woman considering the counter-cultural lifestyle of a Catholic sister can find herself facing many emotions and just as many questions. The Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods hope to offer some support. Single Catholic women ages 18-42 are invited to a discernment weekend Oct. 18-20 at St. Mary-of-the-Woods.
- Briefly: October 5, 2013
Athletes to host Fields of Faith event
Students from across the Wabash Valley will be joining thousands of other youth on athletic fields across the nation on Wednesday to share their Christian faith with fellow students during the eighth annual national Fields of Faith event.
‘Blessing of the Animals’ at church Oct. 6
Wagging tails, barks and meows — a variety of furry, feathered, finny, scaly and stuffed creatures — is what you’ll find at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Sunday afternoon.
Beginning at 4, the critters and their human companions will gather in the Mabley Garden to celebrate the “Blessing of the Animals.”
Lessons of the Holy Land: New book explores geographic impact of small, but significant place
The appeal of a book based on the geography of a small stretch of land 4,000 years ago might seem limited.
The key is location, location, location, as a real-estate agent might say.
The focal point of a new release involving Terre Haute authors and editors is a place 50 miles wide and 145 miles long — about 10,000 square miles total, or the size of Vermont. The story of that state in 2000 B.C. might garner a niche audience.
- Church briefs: Sept. 28, 2013
Joy Lady: Unhappy people usually preoccupied by too many things
A friend of mine was going through a divorce. There had been no infidelity or abuse, no mid-life crisis, no traumatic event in their marriage. My friend’s marriage was over because, as she said, “I’m just not happy.” Another friend surprised us all after church one Sunday, announcing she was no longer going to be teaching her Sunday School class or doing any thing else in our church, for she had decided she could no longer be part of our congregation. She had no idea where she was going to worship; she just knew it would not be with us. Her reason, she said was, “I’m just not happy.”
The Joy Lady: Here’s what really boggles my mind: God loves us
Some things simply boggle my mind. For example, it defies understanding how the upper portion of my body can endure a sweating, temperature-rising, face-redening hot flash while my feet are constantly freezing. It also amazes me that the pert, perky, thin woman wearing those adorably-fitting exercise clothes warns me that I need to wear loose clothing while coming to exercise alongside her. With mind-boggling speed, I replied, “Honey, if I had any loose fitting clothes I wouldn’t have had to come sign up for this exercise class in the first place!”
- Briefly: September 21, 2013
- Church briefs: September 21, 2013
- Church briefs: September 14, 2013
- Briefly: September 14, 2013
The Joy Lady: As Christians, there are times we must speak up
Sometimes something happens that is so unfair, and we feel we must speak up. Sometimes some people profess to believe things that we know just can’t be true, and we feel we must speak up. Sometimes something we read strikes us as downright stupidly absurd, and we feel we must speak up.
The Joy Lady: Yes, I am living where I am protected — in God’s keep
I have never lived in a castle, you understand, but I hear that in Medieval times, castles came equipped with “keeps.”
Poland Chapel to host ‘An afternoon with Philip Gulley’
Poland Historic Chapel will present “An afternoon with Philip Gulley” at 2 on Sept. 15.
Sisters planning Hole-y-One Golf Scramble
Golfers can have fun and support the Sisters of Providence and their ministries of love, mercy and justice to people in need. Interested players can sign up now for the 11th annual Hole-y-One Golf Scramble, taking place on Friday at the Country Club of Terre Haute. Morning and afternoon flights are available.
Gospel artist to perform at Circle City Classic service
Nationally-prominent gospel recording artist VaShawn Mitchell will perform at the Indiana Black Expo Inc. 30th Anniversary Circle City Classic Prayer and Praise Worship Service on Oct. 9, at the Eastern Star Church Northwest Campus, 5805 Cooper Road in Indianapolis.
- Church briefs: September 7, 2013
Sisters of Providence prayer service focuses on ‘Joy of the River’
The Sisters of Providence invite individuals in the Wabash Valley to step away from the daily bustle of life for an hour of song, silence and spiritual reflection from 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday in the Church of the Immaculate Conception at St. Mary-of-the-Woods.
The Joy Lady: ‘A cheerful disposition is good for your health’
I believe it was Ethel Barrymore who said we know we are grown up when we have learned to laugh at ourselves. If that is true, then I must surely be one of the most grown up people I know.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: Aug. 31, 2013
The Joy Lady: Go ahead — seek out your foundation, strengthen connection
My father was born in Toad Hop, Indiana. For my Wabash Valley readers, you know where Toad Hop is — on Darwin Road between U.S. 40 and Interstate 70. For my Madison County readers, you are just going to have to take my word for it — Toad Hop is a real place, probably named in honor of the toads who hopped their way from the spring flood waters of Sugar Creek and the Wabash River.
- Church briefs: August 24, 2013
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