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Children’s Religious Education begins at 10:50 - There are two groups, youth ages 5 to 9 and Tweens, ages 10 and up. Child care for younger children is provided for the entire service.
We welcome everyone to Unitarian Universalist Congregation. 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 at (812) 232-1193 or visit our website: www.terehauteuu.orgs
Maple Avenue United Methodist
Maple Avenue United Methodist Church welcomes all to worship with us this Easter Sunday at 7 a.m. (Sunrise Service), 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services. Pastor David Rockhill welcomes all to join us for our annual Easter Celebration Concert with Adult Choir, Orchestra, Soloists, and Children’s Choir. At the 10:30 a.m. service, the Daycare Children will be singing special songs. Sunday School classes for all ages will meet at 9:30 a.m. Come and share with us a wonderful tradition of Maple Avenue UMC as we share in the wonderful talents of this congregation. Let us Celebrate the risen Savior! 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 or call us at (812) 232-7263.
Central Presbyterian Church, 125 N. Seventh St., will gather Sunday for Easter festival worship at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Lant Davis’s sermon, “Last of all … to me,” will be based on 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, in which the Apostle Paul recounts the resurrection appearances of Jesus. The choir and instrumentalists will present special Easter music, and the annual “One Great Hour of Sharing” offering will be received. A time for conversation and fellowship follows the 10:30 worship service, downstairs in Fellowship Hall. Sunday school for all ages begins at 9:30. Nursery care is provided. Korean-language worship begins at noon including the Lord’s Supper, followed by a communal meal downstairs in Fellowship Hall. The Celebrating Life group will meet at the church on Tuesday at 1 p.m. for a program and refreshments. On Friday at 4 p.m. Korean students meet at the church for Bible study and supper. For more details, call the church office (812) 232-5049 or visit us online: www.thcpc.org.
The church, located at Depot and Middle streets, in Rosedale, with Pastor Randy McPike, will have Sunday Worship Service at 9:30 a.m., Sunday School at 10:30 a.m., and Sunday Evening Service at 7 p.m. Wednesday Night Prayer and Bible Study is 7 p.m.
Easter Services: We will be having Good Friday Services at 7 p.m., with Communion. Sunrise service will be at 7 a.m. on Easter morning. We will also have our regular worship service at 9:30 a.m.
Every third Sunday of the month come and join us for our “New Youth Group Program” At 11:30 a.m. 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.
Church of Christ
at Terre Haute
If you are looking for the church you read about in the Bible and are interested in drinking from the pure and original stream of truth revealed in the Bible, you are invited to visit the Church of Christ at Terre Haute. We assemble in the meeting room of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites (Exit 11, I-70 & SR 46) Sundays at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. We respect the authority of Christ in all things and are prepared to defend everything we teach and practice. We do not want you to take our word for what is said, but search the scriptures for yourself and see whether the things spoken are so. If you see or hear anything that is Biblically incorrect, we want to know about it so we can make the proper correction. We are only interested in the truth, being what the Bible makes us, and doing what it teaches us. Please be our guest at our next service. We would like to get with you and talk about some things the Bible teaches. If you are available to study, please contact John Isaac Edwards at (812) 320-4450 to arrange a home Bible study. Find us on Facebook at Church of Christ at Terre Haute and the world wide web at www.churchofchristatterrehaute.com, where you will find audio recordings of sermons preached, an archive of our weekly teaching bulletin, The Terre Haute Speaker, and much more. We look forward to seeing you at our next service!
Please come and join us for Worship at 10 a.m. each Sunday morning at Trinity Lutheran Church located at 2620 Ohio Blvd. Sunday School for all ages is also offered each Sunday morning at 9 a.m.
During the Holy Week observation and celebration of our Lord and Savior’s life, death and resurrection we will be gathering for worship on Easter/Resurrection Day, on Sunday 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 held in the Fellowship Hall during the time between the two worship services starting at 9 a.m.
Also, on Easter/Resurrection Sunday between the two worship services the young men and women in our Confirmation program will host an Easter Egg hunt for the younger children starting at about 9:15 a.m.
Everyone is welcome to come and join us. For more details concerning Trinity Lutheran Church or our ministries, please call (812) 232-7628.
Breden Memorial United Methodist
We have the privilege on Easter Sunday to celebrate the great day of the Christian year. You may ask why? God’s Word shares with us that it is the day that underscores for us the Resurrection of Jesus. If you don’t believe in that, what do you believe? What is there about you that gives you hope about life?
I get excited with a few goose bumps about this day. This is a world filled with trouble and sorrow. Jesus made a profound statement about life that can help overcome your troubles and sorrows. He said: “Because I live you can live also.” That is tied in with some of the greatest hope we have for the living of these days.
Our pastor will be speaking on Easter Sunday about: “Good News!” “Where?” The scripture selection is taken from Mark 16:1-20.
Our Easter Worship will begin at 9:30 a.m. We will have special music by Sharon Clark and John Williams will provide instrumental music. Our childrens’ department will provide a presentation about Easter. There will not be any Sunday School today. Come! Let’s celebrate! It’s EASTER!
AA meets on Tuesday at 6p.m.
Ladies’ Prayer Group meets on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.
Our Easter celebration will begin with an early/sunrise service led by our youth group at 8 a.m. A continental breakfast will be available beginning at 8:45 a.m. through 10:15 a.m. in our First Link Hospitality Center. Sunday School, with classes for all ages, will be at 9 a.m. Our Easter Worship Celebration will begin at 10:15 a.m. and Pastor Bernie Jackson’s sermon will be “Understanding” with scripture text from John 20:1-18. Music will be provided by The Sanctuary Choir, Sanctuary Bell Choir and church orchestra. A children’s story will be provided by our children’s minister, Jill Kirchoff, after which children will be dismissed to their own age appropriate programming. The service this Sunday will also include baptism. Pre-School Sunday School and extended care is available throughout the morning. There will be no evening services on Easter Sunday.
First Baptist Church is an American Baptist congregation located at 4701 E. Poplar Drive. Further information is available at our website www.thfbc.org.
Patton United Methodist
The church, located at 21775 E. 2250th Road in Dennison, Ill., will be having Easter Sunrise Services at 7 a.m. with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Morning Worship is at 8:30 a.m. There also will be an Easter Egg Hunt for the children at 9:30 a.m. The church is located one mile west of the Indiana/Illinois State Line on the Clark/Edgar County Line Road.
Memorial United Methodist
The church, located at 2701 Poplar St., invites you to worship with us each Sunday. Parking is available in our large lot behind the church on Oak Street.
Please join us on Easter Sunday for one of the following services. Rev. Scott’s sermon will be “The Prize.” Cracker Jacks always promised a prize in every box. While it wasn’t really much of a toy or something else, the digging through the box, eating the Cracker Jack, and discovering the prize was great fun. Yet, on Easter we celebrate the discovery of the greatest prize that wasn’t: an empty tomb. Come and celebrate the resurrection and discover an empty tomb. Scripture: John 20:1-10
At 8:45am we have our Traditional Worhsip Service. If you like to sing traditional hyms, 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 to 4 p.m. Now offering a “gentler” form of Tai Chi for Arthritis. Everyone is welcome.
The Sewing Stitches Circle meets the second and fourth Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
The Knit Wits yarn ministry meets the first and third Thursday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. and the second and fourth Thursday from 5 to 7 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 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 (812) 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.
United Methodist Temple
United Methodist Temple worships God as revealed in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We gather at 5301 U.S. 41 South to worship at 8:45 a.m. in more traditional style with hymns and liturgy. At 11 a.m. we gather to worship in a more blended style with hymns and with a praise team leading choruses. The temple welcomes all to come as you are to worship the God of grace with us. Come to our Welcome Cafe’ at 10 a.m., and enjoy our fellowship of study , where there are classes for all ages. Our goal and mission in all we do is: to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Saturday, Easter Egg Hunt from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Bring your kids for a light lunch and a time of sharing and fun. This is dedicated with games to kids from the smallest to the older ages. Come and enjoy a good time.
Easter Sunday join us for a time of celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ at 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Steve Cain will bring a message ”Enjoying The Gift” celebrating what is given at Easter through the life of Christ. We are all invited to walk in new life as God shows an incredible and beautiful action on our behalf, forgiving us of sin, and enabling us to enter into the new humanity.
The Week of April 8-15:
Monday, 12:15 p.m., Celebrate Recovery — Come and share in facing your hang-up, habits, and hurts. Join us for a light lunch, worship, and ministry utilizing Christian 12 step principles.
Tuesday, 6 p.m., Zumba with Julia Winstead; 7 p.m. Bible Study — Join a group as we finish a book studying the Biblical response to suffering — 21 Reasons Bad Things Happen To Good People, Dave Earley.
Wednesday, 10 a.m., Beth Moore Bible study led by Paula West; 6 p.m Weight Watchers; 7:30 p.m. Family Christian Yoga with Macy Kalb.
Thursday, 10 a.m., Piecemakers Quilting Group; 6 p.m. Temple Bells; 6 p.m., Zumba with Julia Winstead; 7:15 p.m. Chancel Choir
Friday, 10:30 a.m., Holy Yoga with Macy Kalb.
The mystery of the Christian faith is the outrageous free gift of salvation, offered by God’s own initiative and power. While we rationalize it, confuse it, obfuscate it, legalize it, and even obstruct it because of sin, in the incarnation, death, and resurrection of Christ, we are offered the deepest love of all, and our true humanity. The only rational response: receive this gift and share it with others. Come to go with us in this life of sharing receptivity. Let God love you back to life as it was meant to be.
Reach us through our secretary Margaret Fulsom at our offices at (812) 299-1898. Jill Kuckewich is our choir director and Kids Hope director and available at this number as well. Doug Sperry is our organist/pianist. Janet Friedrich is director of the Temple Pre School. Karla Clayton is leader of our Celebrate Recovery ministry. Pastor Steve Cain can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our website is: www.terrehauteumtemple.org.
Smith Park United Methodist
The church will meet 7 a.m. at Bethesda United Mwthodist Church for Sunrise Service only.
Regular worship service at 9: a.m. at Smith Park.
The church, 630 Ohio St., invites you to join us this Easter Sunday as we celebrate the joy of the resurrection with the Rev. Dawn Carlson’s sermon “Placing the Capstone and Completing the Bridge”. Throughout Lent, we have reflected on how Jesus’ life worked to rebuild the bridge between God and us, His creations. With the joy of the resurrection, the bridge is finally built through Jesus’ sacrifice. The opportunity to be reconciled to God is now within our grasp. Join us as we look at what makes the resurrection compelling truth.
Church services are at 8:30 a.m. (meditative) and 10:30 a.m. (traditional) each Sunday morning. Children’s Church is part of the 10:30 a.m. service and then children are invited to attend Sunday School downstairs. There is a staffed nursery during the 10:30 a.m. service.
First Congregational Church is a member of the National and Midwest Associations of Congregational Christian Churches, founded on the principles of “Faith, Freedom & Fellowship.” Join us at Terre Haute’s longest continuously worshipping congregation, now marking our 178th year of worship and service. There’s a place here for you. For more information, check us out on the web at www.FirstChurchTH.org.
The church, located at 2439 N. 14 1/2 St., is serving a free breakfast from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Sunday. An Easter Cantata will begin shortly after 9:30 a.m. For more information, contact pastor Ed Hayes at (812) 554-0142.
Emmanuel United Methodist
Please join us in worship this Easter Sunday at 8:00am for an early service, 9:00am for breakfast and then again at 10:30am for Easter worship. Emmanuel United Methodist Church welcomes you and your family here to worship our Risen Savior!
The church is at 6076 U.S. 150, W. Terre Haute. Call (812) 535-4218 or visit www.eumc.homestead.com.
TERRE HAUTE —
Children’s Religious Education begins at 10:50 - There are two groups, youth ages 5 to 9 and Tweens, ages 10 and up. Child care for younger children is provided for the entire service.
Cross Lane Church accepting shoe donations
Terre Haute residents are invited to donate their shoes to help millions of peopleworldwide with a shoe drive at Cross Lane Community Church on June 2.
- Church briefs: May 18, 2013
The Joy Lady: A good morning: everything that rises must converge
Last Monday, I had a good morning.
Unity Presbyterian plans retirement open house
The congregation of Unity Presbyterian Church will stage a retirement celebration open house to honor the church’s pastor, Linda Jo Peters, from 2 to 4 p.m. on May 19 at 1207 E. Springhill Drive.
Organist will be the featured guest at church
Organist Benjamin Kolodziej will be the featured guest at an organ recital at 4 p.m. on May 19 at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 645 Poplar St.
THE JOY LADY: Call your mom; tell her you love her, that you miss her
In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a resolution proclaiming “the second Sunday in May to be hereafter known as ‘Mother’s Day.’”
- CHURCH BRIEFS: May 11, 2013
Celebrate the women in your life with The Living Rosary
On Friday, May 10, join the Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods for The Living Rosary and experience the grace and power many people have discovered by “praying by hand.”
THE JOY LADY: When awe leaves us, we leave room for doubt
In any given gathering of grade-schoolers or even a gaggle of teenagers, in all likelihood, you will hear certain words over and over:
- CHURCH BRIEFS: May 4, 2013
- RELIGION BRIEFS: May 4, 2013
Good Friday service today at St. George Orthodox
St. George Orthodox Church at 1900 S. Fourth St., Terre Haute, will celebrate its Good Friday service at 7 p.m. today (May 3) and its Easter service at 9 p.m. Saturday. The Agape (Love) service will be conducted at noon on Sunday.
Organist’s concert May 5
Organist Jonathan Rudy will be in concert performing works from the 1600’s to the present day at 4 p.m. on Sunday at Central Presbyterian Church, 125 N. Seventh St.
The concert is free and open to the public.
THE JOY LADY: Christ is coming again. Are you ready for that?
An older couple had a grandfather clock that announced each hour with the ringing of chimes.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: April 27, 2013
THE JOY LADY: Let us pray that our hearts be blessed by God
Growing up, I spent a lot of time with my uncle and his family in Florida.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: April 20, 2013
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THE JOY LADY: You can learn a lot from a box of crayons
Denis Omar is a handsome third-grader in Ocotillo, Honduras. The last time I was in his home, his colored chalk drawings decorated the concrete block walls. His mother said when she got tired of one drawing, she’d wash the wall and have Denis draw another.
- RELIGION BRIEFS: April 13, 2013
BBQ fundraiser April 13 at Allen Chapel
Historic Allen Chapel’s annual barbecue dinner fundraiser is Saturday, April 13, in the Chapel at Third and Crawford streets. Serving will be from noon to 6 p.m. with a full-line of dinner, sandwiches, sides and desserts available. Chef Stephen Miller, formerly owner of the Black Skillet and now a caterer in Cincinnati, will again prepare the barbecue.
THE JOY LADY: Most complaints tend to be pretty selfish
Complainers never think they are in the wrong. How could they be when they know everyone else is so wrong?
Church briefs: April 6, 2013
What's going on this week at area churches.
THE JOY LADY: Our attendance in worship services encourages other worshippers
There are all kinds of church attendees. Some attend church services once or twice a month, some once or twice a year. Some attend only Sunday morning worship.
African children’s choir to perform at Mount Pleasant
The Watoto Children’s Choir, traveling from Africa, began its five-month eastern U.S. tour in Oak Bluffs, Mass., on Oct. 6 and are continuing the tour through Terre Haute, Lebanon, Indianapolis, Peru, Bloomington, Columbus, Evansville and Vevay, from April 16 to May 1. All performances are free and open to the public.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: March 30, 2013
- Religion briefs: March 30, 2013
THE JOY LADY: Is it time to change your habits, attitudes?
I’m usually introduced to people as “the preacher’s wife.” No name, just “the preacher’s wife.” But I’d prefer being known by what I call my “I am” statements. For instance, I am a wife. I am a speaker, I am a writer. I am a mother, I am a mother-in-law, I am a grandmother.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: March 23, 2013
Public invited to explore Guerin’s connection to nature
The Sisters of Providence invite the public to St. Mary-of-the-Woods on April 6 to explore Saint Mother Theodore Guerin and her connection to nature.
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