- RELIGION BRIEFS: March 23, 2013
Get to know Muslim neighbors at March 21 social
First Unitarian Universalist Congregation, the Muslim Student Association and the Terre Haute Islamic Center are co-hosts of a social set for 7:30 p.m. today, March 21, in the UU Congregation at 1875 S. Fruitridge Ave. in Terre Haute.
Sister receives Women’s Torchbearer Award
Sister Jeanne Hagelskamp, a 38-year member of the Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods, received the Indiana Commission for Women’s Torchbearer Award
Passion in the Park plans performance of the Easter Story
Passion in the Park is hosting an interactive non-denominational community-performed drama of the Easter Story on March 28-31 at Fairbanks Park.
THE JOY LADY: God can use your pain for His purpose — to bring you closer to Him
Being patient does not come naturally for me. I don’t play the piano today because I didn’t have the patience to practice.
Sisters of Providence hosting ‘Come and See’ weekend
The Sisters of Providence of St. Mary-of-the-Woods will host a “Come and See” weekend for single, Catholic women between the ages of 18 and 42 on April 5-7.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: March 9, 2013
The Joy Lady: ‘In the beginning’ there is a plot, morals and relevance
I’m a bibliophile — a book lover. Biographies. Historical fiction. Mysteries. Suspense. Chick lit. Classics. I am as crazy for Jane Austen as I am for Janet Evanovich. Charles Dickens and Nathaniel Hawthorne thrill me as much as John Grisham and James Patterson. And “Tinker, Tailer, Soldier, Spy” has nothing on “The Scarlet Pimpernel.”
- CHURCH BRIEFS: March 2, 2013
The Chosen Ones to perform at Martinsville church
Southern gospel recording artists The Chosen Ones will appear at 6:30 p.m. CST Sunday in First Christian Church at 324 N. York St., Martinsville, Ill.
THE JOY LADY: Think of how the Bible applies to ‘us’ rather than ‘them’
Today, I’m just full of all kinds of questions. It’s early, and I’ve already driven my husband to hurry off to work for a quick escape.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: Feb. 23, 2013
Church welcomes southern gospel quartet Union Street
The southern gospel quartet Union Street from Evansville will perform at 6 p.m. March 16 in First Christian Church at 1875 W. U.S. 40 in Brazil. Admission is free, but a love offering will be accepted.
The Joy Lady: I pray our windows see what God sees in others
Once upon a time, a couple bought a new house in a new neighborhood. They quickly moved in, happy to be living in a better house in a better area. Their first morning in their house, they ate breakfast in their newly decorated breakfast nook when they noticed their elderly neighbor hanging her laundry on the clothesline in her back yard.
THE JOY LADY: And speaking of things coming down from above …
A little warning is needed before you read another word. You know that commercial airing all over every TV station so monotonously? You know, the one declaring that everything on the Internet is true? Remember that before you continue, and know that the fault is the Internet, not mine.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: Feb. 16, 2013
Christian singer-songwriter to appear at Hippodrome
Christian recording artist Sarah Bauer will perform at 5 p.m. March 10 in the Scottish Rite Temple’s Hippodrome.
THE JOY LADY: Satan makes sin appear as harmless and as cute as squirrels
Before I begin, let me explain that I have nothing against squirrels. Squirrels are awfully cute as they scamper and chatter as they chase each other from tree to tree. But those squirrels have something that makes them awfully attractive. They are outside my house — where squirrels should be.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: Feb. 9, 2013
St. Joe’s fish fry set for Friday
St. Joseph University Parish is planning a Jonah Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Parish Hall at Fifth and Ohio streets.
Spend ‘24 hours with Saint Mother Theoore Guerin’
Spend “24 hours with Saint Mother Theoore Guerin” starting at 7 p.m. Friday and continuing through 7 p.m. Feb. 16 at Owens Hall at St. Mary-of-the-Woods.
The Lesters to perform Valentine’s dinner concert
The Lesters will present a Valentine’s Day dinner concert on Thursday at Richard’s Farm Restaurant in Casey, Ill.
Satisfy thirst for prayer at St. Mary-of-the-Woods
Come to St. Mary-of-the-Woods at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 to join others for an hour of sung prayers, music, times of silence and times of spoken and silent prayers in the candlelit Church of the Immaculate Conception.
St. Joseph celebrates 175 years with open house, walking tour
A Feb. 10 open house at St. Joseph University Parish includes a guided walking tour of the Romanesque Revival style building at Fifth and Ohio streets. From 2 to 5 p.m., guides will point out the symbolism in the stained glass windows, the mosaics, identify the saints portrayed in the statues, and explain the other appointments.
Global Solidarity Workshop brings together Catholics
The Global Solidarity Workshop will bring together Catholic leaders and organizations for a day of reflection, learning and skill building through prayer, solidarity and witness on March 2.
- CHURCH BRIEFS: Feb. 2, 2013
Cross Lane Church to dedicate new building
After almost a year of construction, Cross Lane Community Church will dedicate their new building during a congregational service and open house on Feb. 10.
THE JOY LADY: Why are we so reluctant to introduce God to those around us?
Back in the day when I was teaching a college freshman writing course, on the first day of the semester, I would have the students begin their first assignment: “Write your name on the top line of a piece of paper and tear it from your notebook. Then give the paper to someone you don’t know.”
Church to host prophesy conference Feb. 10-13
The community is invited to join Christ United Methodist Church, 221 S. Sixth St., in West Terre Haute, for a prophesy conference Feb. 10-13, with Pastor Timothy Johnson.
VERNA DAVIS: Music in worship has only one purpose: It’s about God
On Nov. 30, 2002, a column I had written caused a lot of buzz. It also started a rather heated two-year email debate with a gentleman who disagreed with what I had said.
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