Syria Christian Church

Summer plans for our youth are now in full swing! CIY dates are June 12-16 for high school students and will be held at Johnson University in Knoxville, Tennessee. Contact youth minister Chase at for more information. VBS will be held July 17-21. Lots of workers are needed in crafts, snacks, games, story tellers, worship and other areas. Please contact Chase with your offer to help. A substance abuse recovery group meets every Thursday in the church basement at 6:30 p.m. Sunday morning worship services are at 9 a.m and 11 a.m. with a nursery, Kids’ Church and Wee Worship available during both services. Sunday School classes for children and adults meet at 10:10 a.m. with a nursery available. Worship services are also available on Facebook live or on-line at (click on the link for Sunday worship). The church office may be reached at 812-723-2316. The church email address is

Paoli Christian Church

On May 21, PCC had a cake/punch/donuts party for our graduating high school seniors. Pastor Gary Swick’s sermon was “Heaven: What are We Going to do There?” 1.There is going to be a huge celebration in heaven, 2.Heaven is a place of continual discovery, 3.We will have meaningful work there, 4.We will experience perfect rest, 5.You are also going to enjoy loving relationships there, and 6.Heaven is going to be filled with unequaled pleasures. As an option, you may listen to Q100.1 or view the PCC Facebook live and You Tube. If you need a ride to Sunday morning service, contact the church office. Services are 9:30 a.m., Ladies’ Prayer Circle at 9 a.m. (Junior Church is for K-5th grade during Worship time.) and 10:45 a.m. Bible School for all ages, including Adults’ Bible School with Stanley Hall “10 Keys for Unlocking the Bible,” Scott Cobel “Respectful Sins,” and Richard Fried “John.” Wednesday Night Bible Study is for all ages at 7 p.m., with the next meal 6 p.m., June 7, with hamburgers and hot dogs, so bring in side dishes and/or a dessert. 2023 Summer Camp at Wonder Valley is open for registration. You may also donate funds to the Wonder Valley Pantry Blessings. Men’s Prayer Breakfast is 8 a.m., June 10, with steak and eggs. Senior Saints will travel to Van’s Country Table in Marengo, June 13, with the van leaving church at 11 a.m.. Our next Blood Drive is June 13, 1-6 p.m.. An all church outing to Holiday World is June 22, with the van leaving 9 a.m. Get ready for VBS July 5-7 for ages birth-6th grades. Coin Sunday is May 28.

West Baden First Baptist Church

Sunday school began at 9:30 a.m. with a call to worship of “Great Are You, Lord” performed by Brenda Fisher at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Jim Tritle gave the welcome, some updated announcements, and our prayers of concern were lifted up. Pastor Jim gave a short invocation taken from Psalm 118:24, “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” We should not only just be joyful for the present day; but we should always be grateful for each and every day of our lives. Hymns of praise: “What A Friend We Have In Jesus”, “No Not One”, and “Jesus Loves Even Me.” This morning we enjoyed a lovely spiritual service in total praise to our Lord by “Abba’s Children”. Members of the group performing were Diane Fleetwood, Amy Schwartz, and Hannah McAdams. If you are ever given the opportunity to hear their beautiful renditions of love to God, I highly recommend “Abba’s Children”. Have a blessed week!

Church Activities:

May 27, Breakfast At Nila’s, 8 a.m.

May 28, Coin Sunday and No Evening Bible Study

Jun. 4, Communion Service, Business Meeting following the morning service and Bible Study, 6 p.m.

Jun. 11, Bible Study, 6 p.m.

Jun. 18, Father’s Day, No Evening Bible Study

Jun. 24, Breakfast At Nila’s, 8 a.m.

Jun. 25, Coin Sunday and Bible Study, 6 p.m.

All visitors are welcome!

Lick Creek Friends Church

We often remember the good times. Some of our greatest memories are those such as attending church, fellowship meals with family, and other activities. It is not always large events, but rather the smaller happenings that are the dearest to us. We must examine ourselves. Are we rendering Godly memories for our family and friends?

Last Sunday, the piano and organ music sent a signal that it was time for worship. Donnie Lessig was ringing the church bell and it sent the message to the neighborhood that it is time for church. Smiles were upon the congregation’s faces as Sam Leinart led them in singing “Heavenly Sunlight” and Revive Us Again.” The children sang and performed the motions for the song “Deep and Wide.” Carolyn Lessig beautifully sang and played the piano for the song “Haven Of Rest.” The prayer leader was Noble Crecelius. Linda Crecelius shared a message, as she sang “I’ve Never Been This Home Sick Before.” The message was “It May Not Always Be Easy For You.” The song concluded with the song “Pass Me Not.”

Next Sunday, you can sleep and still make it in time for morning worship is not until eleven. After the service, there will be an old-fashioned, home-country fellowship meal. These happenings occur at the oldest church in Orange County.

The question of the week: On the day that Lot departed from Sodom, it rained. What were the two components of the rain? Last week’s question: Romans chapter six states that we are not under the law, but rather we are under? The answer is grace. Read about it in Romans 6:15.

Paoli First Presbyterian Church

Betsy Fox Fouts will have the message Sun., May 28 at Paoli First Presbyterian Church. Fouts will deliver the message “Choosing Positivity.”

During the service, Bob Grefe will serve as Liturgist and Gary Spear will have the Opening Prayer. Larry Hollan will have Patchwork, the Children’s Sermon.

Those who choose to worship via Zoom may join the service at https://us02web. =ZlRQN3hkZFFIZVp6MlFVL0 prb2VSdz09 after 10:30 a.m. on Sundays.

Paoli First Presbyterian Church begins Sunday service with breakfast at 10:15 a.m. This Sunday, Linda and Louis Strange will provide breakfast. Worship will follow at 10:45 a.m.

Sun., May 21 Rev. Bob Turner shared the message “You Just Gonna Stand Around or You Gonna Do Something?” Turner’s Sermon Theme explored how “Faith” is an action verb.

As a preview, Rev. Bob Turner will have the message Sunday, June 4 at Paoli, First Presbyterian Church.

Paoli Mennonite Fellowship

This Sunday May 28, on Pentecost Sunday, we conclude our series of worships about “Anabaptist-Mennonite Essentials:” core practices of our way of being Christian.

Over nine Sundays we’ve discussed three core values: Jesus is the center of our faith; community is the center of our life; and reconciliation (restoring friendly relations) is the center of our work. And nine essential convictions or practices. Yet — while early Anabaptism introduced many unique theological and organizational views — yet, the most essential aspect of the Anabaptist movement was its emphasis on the Holy Spirit.

Through repentance (regret for wrongdoing and a resolve to change), Bible study, and openness to the Holy Spirit, early Anabaptists were transformed in their attitudes, beliefs, and lifestyles. Receiving the Spirit was the same as receiving the living presence of Jesus into their inner realities.

We will look at the presence and work of the Holy Spirit as a common denominator in and through Jesus, the early church, the Anabaptist movement, and global South Christians today...and ask, what about us in the global North?

Perhaps for healthy, vibrant faith, a balance between reason and revelation is essential. Perhaps both our uniquely reasoned theology and our experiential trust in God’s Spirit are needed...

Our worship begins at 9:30 a.m. Fellowship follows, and Sunday School at 11 a.m. See our Facebook page. Church website Email Phone 812-723-2414.