Local Church News and Events

In the Central District:

Three Events! One Day!   January 29, 2017

January 29, 2017 - Leadership Training at Castleton UMC, 2:30-4:30. REGISTRATION is required. Please complete the fillable form, print and send to the Central District Center at ce.receptionist@inumc.org, or fax to 317-924-4007, or mail to 7676 US 31 S, Indianapolis, IN 46227

4:30 - Reception to welcome Jim and Debbie Bushfield to Central District

5:30 - Service of Installation to the office of Superintendent

Fortville UMC

Lenten Soup Suppers

March 8, 15, 22 and 29 from 6:00  pm to 7:00 pm. Supper during the first half hour; second half hour will have a devotional or musical presentation.

Union Chapel UMC

Union Chapel United Methodist Church, Indianapolis, is providing monthly community meals.  The last Wednesday of each month there is a free meal in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30pm.  Union Chapel is located on the corner of 86th and Haverstick.  Anyone is welcome to join in the food and fellowship.

St Mark's Carmel

Performances at St. Mark’s                                                                                                                      

The public is invited to enjoy lively musical concerts in St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 4780 E. 126th St. in Carmel.  Upcoming shows, each beginning at 4:00 PM, are:

Sunday, March 19, 2017 – Indianapolis Brass Choir 

Sunday, July 16, 2017 – The Ripple Effect 

For more information, visit stmarkscarmel.org or call the church at 317-846-4912.


Employment Opportunities

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Driver to/from Taylor Univerity

Responsible driver needed 3 days/week (M, W, F) Jan 31-May 14 for delightful young man without driver's license, from Zionsville to Taylor University and back home. $12/hr plus gas. Call Jan Blaising at 317-313-7924, 317-769-1058, or John Wimmer at 317-908-2103

The Garden

The Garden Community Church (UMC) is seeking a person to fill a part-time (24 hours/week) role as an Administrative Assistant. The individual in this position will be a key member of The Garden staff and will perform the operational responsibilities of the church office, serving as the administrative assistant for the Senior Pastor as well as for The Garden’s staff. The successful candidate will carry out these functions while providing a pleasant and organized atmosphere for all who enter or contact the church or office, meeting the needs of staff, guests, volunteers, and Gardeners with thoroughness, care and discretion. Previous administrative experience and expertise with computer programs such as MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher required. Interested persons should request a Job Description form and submit a resume to Carolyn at Carolyn@TheGardenOnline.org.

St Mark's UMC, Carmel

Put your creativity and communication skills to work for St. Mark’s

St. Mark’s has an immediate need for a part-time (25 hours/week) Marketing Communications Manager to plan, write, design and distribute our communication materials. If you like a fast-paced position with plenty of room for creativity, and you’re comfortable writing and designing for both print and digital distribution, learn more at stmarkscarmel.org/jobs

Mt Auburn 

We have two part-time Children's Ministry positions, however for the right person we would consider hiring a full-time person to cover both positions. Part-time positions are Director of Children's Worship and Director of Children's Discipleship, if position is combined it will be the Director of Children's Ministry.  The link is below for detailed description and duties. 

Church of the Saviour

Seeks a part-time Administrative Assistant for four mornings a week. Request further information at:  cosumcaa@gmail.com

Franklin Grace UMC

Congregational Care Coordinator

Grace United Methodist Church in Franklin is reopening its search to seek a person to coordinate the congregational care ministries of the church. The person will demonstrate a strong commitment to Christ and the local church and possess the necessary skills related to the work of pastoral care as well as strong organizational skills and team building abilities. Special attention to new member assimilation and visitation will be important. A degree is not required, though experience in social work or previous church related ministries in pastoral care is preferable. Knowledge of computer technology, especially PowerChurch, will also be significant, if not essential. Stephen Minister training preferred. Persons who are interested may contact Andy Kinsey via email at pastorandy@franklingrace.org or at 317-736-7962. Resumes can be sent to Andy or to Franklin Grace UMC, 1300 East Adams Drive, Franklin, Indiana 46131. Deadline: open until filled.

Lawrence UMC

Lawrence United Methodist Church is looking to hire a part time person to help give direction and guidance to ministry  programming. The position includes working with the staff, leaders, and new members. The position is 10 hours a week and applicants should be fully dedicated followers of Jesus Christ and persons with excellent organizational skills.

St Mark's Carmel UMC

Financial Coordinator - St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Carmel is accepting applications for a part-time Financial Coordinator. This person works closely with the Finance Committee to maintain accounts payables, banks statements and reports requested by staff and/or finance committee. This position also includes coordinating payroll with an outside service.

For a complete job description, or information on how to apply for this position, visit stmarkscarmel.org/jobs.

Mt Auburn UMC

Position Summary:  The Director of Sound and Worship Tech prepares all sound and visuals for Sunday morning services and all other events. This preparation helps create an inviting worship experience which allows others to share in our mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Terms of Employment: The Director of Sound and Worship Tech is a part-time staff position.     

Reports to:   Senior Pastor/Director of Worship

Supervises: Volunteers who serve with the sound and visuals in worship and children’s worship

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Model agape love.
  2. Design, recruit a team, and implement a plan to provide sound and visuals for worship services and other gatherings.
  3. Oversee the setup of the sound/tech for worship services on Sunday and oversee the tear down of the sound/tech equipment after Sunday worship services.
  4. Works with the worship planning team and prepares slides and visuals for Sunday services.

Send resumes to Brenda Reynolds at brendar@mtauburnumc.org or get more details on our website at www.mtauburnumc.org.

Office Assistant - Part time

The Office Assistant acts as the first point of contact for guests and callers and alerts others of security issues while also undertaking a variety of other administrative tasks.   As the first point of contact, the office assistant will connect with each person entering the church and interact with each ministry area and work together to fulfill the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Experience in Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint, is desired, however we are willing to train the right candidate.

Email resumes to: brendar@mtauburnumc.org

Crawfordsville First UMC

First United Methodist Church is located in the historic town of Crawfordsville, IN. The church is seeking a full-time Director of Youth Ministry and Contemporary Worship to oversee two ministries – youth ministry and contemporary worship. It is understood that there will be times where time and energy will be given to one ministry over another ministry but that it will balance itself out in the end.

As the Director of the Youth Ministry, this person shall seek to foster Christian community through building relationships with young people in grades 6 through 12 that strengthen their commitment to the church and growth in faith in Jesus Christ. The youth ministry team includes weekly volunteers as well as the Youth Advisory Board. The program is comprised of Youth Group, including small group breakouts, special events, Sunday morning youth education, and service opportunities.

As the Contemporary Worship Coordinator, s/he will be the “producer” of each Gathering worship service and special programs. This involves working collaboratively and mentoring worship leaders as well as the worship band.

The ideal candidates will have a deep and living relationship with Jesus Christ, a call to minister to youth, gifts in leadership and vision, musical ability to lead worship with an instrument, a Bachelor’s degree and two years of volunteer or paid youth ministry experience. The salary range is $44,000-$48,000.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to kristinaz@ymarchitects.com.

Roberts Park

Full Time  & Part Time Daycare Teachers and Assistant Teachers. To work under the supervision of the daycare director with the children of the daycare. A C.D.A. in Early Learning would be desirable for teachers but is not essential for classroom assistants.

Bethel UMC Early Childhood Academy

Job Opportunity NW Indianapolis! BECA (Bethel Early Childhood Academy at Bethel UMC, 5252 West 52nd Street) currently has openings for full time teachers! CDA certification (Child Development Associate), a bachelor's degree, or equivalent experience working with children preferred. Teachers plan and implement Creative Curriculum. Apply via our Director and learn more at www.bethelumc.info/beca.html