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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
Youth Group – Sundays 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Brazil First United Methodist youth for grades 6-12 and ‘Club 45’ for 4th and 5th graders who meet from 4:00 pm to 5:pm.
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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 noo to 4:00 p.m. and the last Wednesday of each month 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.ALL ARE WELCOME!!
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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 our second of four training sessions behind us now and are preparing for our third session.
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.
Along with our meal on Wednesday’s, SOS, ‘Serving on the Streets’ has a meal every Monday evening at 4:30 with the food pantry opening at 6:00. This meal is also free and open to the community. The SOS building is located 1 block north of US 40 on State Road 59.
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


First Christian Church at 1875 W US Hwy 40, Brazil, IN is providing Vacation Bible School and inviting everyone to attend. Their theme this year will introduce  you to the greatest invention of all time – YOU, and is called Gadgets and Gizmos. 
Preschool VBS is for potty trained 3-5 year olds, June 5-8, 2017 from 9-11 a.m. daily. Elementary VBS is for elementary children entering grades K – 5, June 12-16, 2017 from 9 am – noon daily.
Please call their church office at 812-446-2214 to register.
It’s that time again, the time every year when plans are being made and ideas are being formed for our summer VBS. This year the theme is ‘PERU’. Just what does that mean, what kind of adventures await the kids and adults alike? You will need to attend to find the answers to these questions. The week planned for this great journey is June 19-23 with Friday the 23rd being the exciting pool party at the Brazil Forest Park Pool. Any child who is 3 years old  through 6th grade is invited to join us during the week for a meal at 5:00, then following that, bible studies, songs, crafts, and adventures of biblical proportions. The 7th through 12th graders help as crew leaders and song leaders. So, everyone is eligible for a good time.
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. 


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 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 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!
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5K Run/Walk
The YMCA of Clay County is once again sponsoring a 5K run/walk. The proceeds are going to Clay County youth serving organizations in their efforts to feed children and families. The race is scheduled for May 29, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. rain or shine. The race is set to begin and end at the walking track in Forest Park, Brazil, Indiana.
To register:
Early entry Fee on or before May 16: Adult – $25.00 and Youth under 18 – $18.00
Entry beginning May 17 thru May 20: Adult – $27.00 and Youth under 18 – $20.00
After May 20: Adult $20.00 and Youth under 18 $12.00(does not include shirt)
Entry fee must be paid at time of registration.
Checks are to be made payable to Clay County YMCA, 225 E. Kruzan Street, Brazil, IN 47834.
Maps, shirts and race numbers will be distributed for all pre-registered runner the day of the race between 7:00 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. Limited shirts will be sold for $10.00 to late registrants.
There will be awards given to :
First Male Runner
First Female Runner
Group with the most participants
Group with the largest amount of total donation to the cause
These will be presented immediately following the race at the finish line. You can pick up a registration form in the church office or the connection center.
The Town & Country United Methodists Men are once again sponsoring the ‘Service at the Fair’ during the Clay County 4-H Fair. The service is being held on July 16, 2017. Further details coming.