As I ride the elevator up and down in the office building where our Indiana Conference Service Center is located on the north side of Indianapolis, I often ride with persons from the other offices in our building. My style is to greet them, engage in brief conversation, and to try to be friendly. I always think it is important for "church people" like me to display such friendliness to others, because we church people have a bad reputation in our culture of being cold, judgmental and concerned about ourselves.--More--
INDIANAPOLIS – During Thanksgiving, Union Chapel United Methodist Church of Indianapolis distributed 325 winter coats to children at Nora Elementary School. Additionally, 150 more coats were distributed to Fletcher Place Community Center’s nursery daycare program. It was a very warm Thanksgiving for nearly 500 children.
INDIANAPOLIS – The Prayer Shawl Ministry of Christ United Methodist Church Indianapolis honored our Veterans during worship Sunday, November 10, by presenting those in attendance with red, white and blue prayer scarves. The Prayer Shawl Ministry was begun in January 2011. To date, the group has produced more than 400 prayer shawls. The group meets once a month. Prayer shawls are blessed in worship and are delivered by the pastor at the birth of new babies, before surgeries, during times of loss or illness, or for special occasions. – Carol Lee, Christ UMC, Indianapolis