Church News

  • The Rev. Jeff McCarn installed as minister of Evangelical United Church of Christ in Tell City

    In a Sunday afternoon service on April 28, the Rev. Jeff McCarn was installed as minister of Evangelical United Church of Christ by officials of the Lincolnland Association of the Indiana-Kentucky Conference of the United Church of Christ. 

  • Three deacons ordained at Saint Meinrad Archabbey

    ST. MEINRAD – Three seminarians received the order of deacon from the Most Rev. Charles Thompson, archbishop of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, in the Saint Meinrad Archabbey Church Saturday.

    The newly ordained deacons are Jinho (Paul) Kim and Taesang (Andrew) Yun, both of the Diocese of Busan in South Korea; and Michaelprakasam Puthumaisavari of the Diocese of Palayamkottai, India. They are students at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology.

    Others in their class will be or have been ordained deacons in their respective dioceses.

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  • Branchville hosts IU, NBA standout

    BRANCHVILLE – Branchville Correctional Facility welcomed basketball icon Kent Benson and his message of Excellence on Wednesday. Benson, and singer songwriter Randy Beard presented a message of excellence, forgiveness and faith.

    Beard, started off the program with music, and a message of faith, help and healing. He came back at the end of the program, performing his song “Get Away Snake.”

  • Branchville Correctional hosts winter revival

    BRANCHVILLE – Branchville Correctional Facility’s religious services department hosted its third Annual winter revival. Over three days and five revival sessions, over 100 offenders and staff attended the revival, which included testimonies, guest preachers, worship and music.

    The event began with Tom Babbitt Ministry hosting worship services and music. Mr. Babbitt and his group host a weekly ministry at BCF that always draws a large crowd and the revival was no different. 

  • Notre Dame professor to speak at Saint Meinrad’s Thomas Lecture

    ST. MEINRAD – Brad S. Gregory will present the annual Thomas Lecture on Philosophy and Theology at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology.

    The lecture will be held on Thursday, March 28, at 7 p.m. Central Time in St. Bede Theater. This year’s lecture is titled “On the Compatibility and Complementary Flourishing of Catholicism and the Natural Sciences.”

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    BY: Pastor Jeff McCarn

    Guest Columnist

    Evangelical United Church of Christ


  • Days for Girls at St. Peter’s Church March 9

    LAMAR – St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Lamar will host a Days for Girls workday on Saturday, March 9, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 12338 N. St Peter’s Church Road, Lamar. Participants will make washable feminine hygiene kits that enable girls to stay in school in third world nations.

    Dr. Jeannie Gruber will deliver the kits to Kenya. Where Days for Girls kits have been distributed in Kenya, the drop out rate among girls has gone from 25 percent to 3 percent.

  • Ladies Lenten prayer coffees begin March 9

    TELL CITY – The 2018 Ladies Lenten Prayer Coffees will begin on Saturday, March 9. The Coffees are open for all women and girls. The Coffees begin at 9 a.m. and run until 10 a.m. There will be refreshments served followed by a short program. An offering will be taken each morning and at the last coffee, those attending will select a local charity to receive the offering.

  • Holy hour, Lenten retreat planned in March

    ST. MEINRAD – The Knights of Columbus Council at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology, St. Meinrad, will host two events this Lent.

    On Sunday, March 10, the Council will present a holy hour for vocations at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Fulda. It will begin at 4 p.m. Central Time, followed by dinner in the parish hall.