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Wednesdays 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
 
 
 
 
Bell Choir – Wednesdays 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
 
 
 
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Chancel Choir-Wednesdays 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
 
 
 
 
 
Praise Band-Thursdays 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
 
 
 
 
 
Brazil First United Methodist youth grades 6 through 12 which are, ‘Bible Squad’ & ‘Club 45’ – meet at the same time, Sundays 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.
 
 
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NIGHT OF PRAISE
 
 

It is that time of year again to celebrate our Lord with the annual Night of Praise! This year the festivities will be March 16th at 7 p.m. We encourage everyone to be a part of this exciting event that focuses on praising God through music and song. We hope to see you there!

 
 
 
PANTRY BLESSINGS
 
We have been able to start a new food pantry for Clay County and the surrounding area. With many hours of planning and working Brazil First United Methodist Church has opened its doors to helping our community by hosting a food pantry.
 
With aid from Catholic Charities, the committee from Brazil First UMC and their strong leadership we have been passing out food to the local people that already attend our Something’s Cooking soup kitchen, however Pantry Blessings (the name of our food pantry) is open to anyone wishing to come in and ask for some food.
 
Pantry Blessings is open every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month beginning around 5:00 p.m. When stopping by for some food why not grab a try and pull up a chair for some of the best food you will ever find at a soup kitchen. If there are any questions please call the office at 812-443-2231.
 
 
 
Klothes Kloset
 
Staunton Christian Church hosts a free Klothes Kloset to everyone in the community who may be in the need of some clothing. They are open the 1st Saturday of each month 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. and the last Wednesday of each month 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.ALL ARE WELCOME!!
 
 
 
 
INDIANA LANDMARKS – SACRED PLACES
 
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Brazil First United Methodist Church has been chosen to participate in the Sacred Places grant procurement and have begun the first steps toward our commitment. We have acknowledged the covenant and are settling back in our role with this association. We have now completed our all of our class sessions and are ready to move forward with an Architect assessment. We have spoken to a couple of architects and are moving in a positive direction.
 
 
 
 
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OPEN HANDS PRESCHOOL SPRING VENDOR FAIR
 
Open Hands Preschool is hosting their annual Spring Vendor Sale on March 3rd from 9a.m.-1p.m. With over 30 vendors coming we are planning to have something for EVERYONE! We have food vendors, hometown vendors with handmade crafts, local small businesses and even vendors traveling to us from hours away to be here for this event!  We want to encourage everyone to come out and support our small business owners by enjoying a fun day of shopping at Open Hands Preschool!
 
 
 
PARAGUAYAN HARPIST
 
 

April 6th at 7 pm we will be the lucky hosts of the Klassens. They are Paraguayan performers on the Folk Harp and Keyboard and are coming to Brazil First United Methodist Church to entertain and bless us with their musical talents. Their website is www.eduard klassen.com if you would like to see what they are all about. We encourage everyone to take a little time out of their busy weeks and come together with these performers to celebrate and praise the Lord!

 
 
PARENT CAFE
 
 

Parent Café is an organization that meets in our Pine room the first Tuesday of each month at 5 p.m. They are a welcoming safe place for caregivers to come together in a small setting to have conversations about real life family events. They provide resources and skills for new parents/caregivers. For more information contact Austin Mason at amason@hamiltoncenter.org or 812-231-8146.

 
 
 
 
NO HAIRCUT!!!!!
 
The challenge has been made and accepted! Pastor Rick, the pastor of our church for the past 2 1/2 years has accepted a challenge. If the congregation can raise $10,000 by December 31, 2017 for our general budget he will cut his hair, SHORT! 
 
Well, unfortunately we were unable to meet the challenge. However we were able to collect $5,038 toward our general fund. Thank you to everyone who stepped up and donated to this worthwhile cause. Maybe next year!
 
 
 
SHAWL MINISTRY
 
We are beginning a new ministry. We have several shawls that have been made and donated to our church for what we refer to as a ‘shawl ministry’. In this new ministry we would like to present a different shawl each time we have communion, the first Sunday of the month. We will display it on the altar and then have it prayed over. Once the shawl is prayed over we will give it to someone in the congregation to have for themselves or a loved one. We currently have several shawls, but are always looking for donations of more. Anyone in need of one of the Prayer Shawls please contact our Pastor, Rick Koch. 
  
 
 

CITY OF BRAZIL HOME FIRE CAMPAIGN

 
The American Red Cross has partnered with the City of Brazil and the Brazil Fire Department to canvas the community door-to-door and install FREE smoke alarms and fire prevention education. The free smoke alarms are not limited to the Brazil City limits. The Red Cross is a worldwide organization and due to their involvement, everyone is eligible to receive them. For more information about how to receive a free smoke alarm, please contact the Red Cross at 812-232-3393.
 
 
 

KROGER BONUS

 

Kroger has begun a program that pays your favorite charitable organization by you simply using your Kroger card at time of purchase, all at no additional charge to you. Your Kroger card must be registered using Brazil First United Methodist Church as the charitable organization you wish to have your money donated to. To begin this process you will simply need to go to Kroger.com on your computer and register your card as I said before using Brazil First United Methodist Church as your designated charitable organization and continue shopping just as you have in the past. The money will build up in our account and each quarter we will receive a check. We have partnered with Open Hands preschool on this so each time we receive a check we will divide it with them. We are also in the process of beginning the same type of program with Amazon. So anyone purchasing from Amazon and having one of their cards will be able to help out in the same way. There will be more information on the Amazon cards when it becomes available. If you have any questions, or have problems registering your card please call the office.
 
Since we have started this program we have collected $76.23 from Krogers and are still working on getting on board with Amazon. Wow, and for nothing more than shopping and paying for your groceries just as you normally would!
 
 
MEALS ALL OVER TOWN
 
 
The ‘Soup Kitchen’ here at our church has decided to have a name change. We feel that what we have to offer is so much more than a regular soup kitchen. Therefore we have decided to change the name to ‘Something’s Cooking’. And believe it or not there is ALWAYS something good cooking here every Wednesday from 4:30 – 5:30. The meals are free of charge and everyone in the community is invited to join us.
 
A new addition to the community meal arena is the Sunday evening meal at The First Presbyterian Church. They are serving a free meal from 5:00 – 7:00 to everyone in the community that wishes to join them.
 
So, if you are running short on grocery money or just want to socialize a bit take full advantage of the wonderful meals the organizations of this community are preparing weekly. You are sure to leave full and completely satisfied.