Signing for the
Savior class begins
Signing for the Savior, an educational class where sign language is done to music as a form of praise and worship, meets from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursdays at Terre Haute United Methodist Temple, 5301 S. U.S. 41, in Terre Haute.
The class will be an active worship where participants express love and devotion to God through songs and prayers.
The class is led by Patty and Greg Cristy. There is no cost to attend; however a weekly love offering will be taken for the instructor to help defray the cost of fuel and class materials.
To learn more or sign up call 812-917-4970.
Ministry to take
Covenant Cooperative Ministry will be taking applications for Thanksgiving Food Baskets and its Christmas program, Teen Angels & Little Angel Trees, from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at 122 S. 10 1/2 St.
Angel Trees helps provide Christmas presents for children from low-income families in Vigo County.
Families with infants to 17-year-olds are eligible. A picture ID, proof of all household income, proof of state benefits (food stamps, TANF), a current utility bill and birth certificates for those under 17 are required.
CCM also is in need of financial contributions for its Christmas program. For more information call 812-478-7700.
Church to host book signing
Central Christian (Disciples of Christ) Church will host a book signing at 1 p.m. Oct. 28 with recently published author and member of the congregation, the Rev. Dr. William Hine. The public is encouraged to attend the signing, which will begin with an introduction to the book by the author with a time for questions and answers prior to the book signing.
His book, “A Journey of Faith as a Guide for Joy and Peace through Prayer,” is a workbook designed to lift one’s faith in God higher. Hine focuses on using Surrender/Suffering, Humanity, Obedience and Wonder/Awe, or SHOW, principles along with a dedicated prayer life through which one can obtain peace and joy. The workbook chronicles one’s journey to God.
Hine has been a dean and professor in higher education for more than 25 years, and his research interests are adult-learning theory and continuing education.
He is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He has studied the areas of spirituality and meditation and written articles and an earlier book on these topics. Hine is an oblate at St. Meinrad’s Benedictine Monastery in St. Meinrad, and lives in Terre Haute. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis.
Hine will donate the proceeds of the first 30 copies of the book to his church.
Central Christian Church is at 4950 E. Wabash Ave. For more information visit www.Xlibris.com.
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.
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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.’”
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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
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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.
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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.
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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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