Local Church News and Events

Old Bethel UMC

Old Bethel has choral music available. Mostly classical and traditional, there are 40-50 copies of each piece. Call Ron Phillips at 317-698-3868 for titles and other information.

UMW News

SAVE THE DATE:   Saturday, April 29 from 9-3 p.m. for the annual "HEARTS IN SERVICE" group presentation.The Ladies of the  "HEARTS IN SERVICE" group will return to Southport United Methodist Church to present,  " A Fearless A.M (Isaiah 43: 1-4). with A Fruitful P.M. ( Galatians 5:22-23).  There will be a light breakfast, snacks, and a salad lunch provided. Please call the church, 317-784-9508, to reserve your spot for the day. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.    

Whiteland UMC

Lenten Series March 8-April 5 at 7:00 pm each Wednesday. DVD series and discussion on Adam Hamilton's "Why?: Making Sense of God's Will." Why do my prayers go unanswered? Why do the innocent suffer? Unraveling the "problem of pain" and clarifying common misconceptions about God, Adam Hamilton concludes that our heavenly Father walks with us when we hurt - and works through us to heal others.

Lenten Activities in Central District

Johnson County Cluster (all events begin at 8:00 am)
March 18  at Greenwood UMC
March 25  at Greenwood Honey Creek UMC
April 1     at Franklin Grace UMC
April 8     at Smith Valley UMC

Southeast Indy Cluster (all events are 7:30 am to 8:55 am)
March 18  at Edgewood UMC
March 25  at St Andrew UMC
April 1     at Rosedale Hills UMC
April 8     at Christ UMC

Shelby County (all events begin at 7:30 am)
March 18  at Fairview UMC
March 25  at Morristown UMC
April 1     at Shelbyville First UMC
April 8     at Fairland UMC

Hendricks County Lenten Breakfasts (All start at 8 a.m.)
March 18, Avon UMC
March 25, Bartlett UMC
April 1, Mount Olive UMC
April 8, Chapel Hill UMC

Chapel Hill UMC will travel together to these events by church bus. Meet at Chapel Hill UMC at 7:15 a.m. to join.

Franklin Grace UMC

Seminar on Stopping Human Trafficking Workshop and Luncheon – On Saturday, March 18, a Seminar on Stopping Human Trafficking will take place in Price Hall. Lunch is at 12:00 p.m. and the Program follows with Tom Overton, Director of Hope61, and Jessica Evans, Founder of Purchased in Indianapolis. It is open to anyone interested in learning more about how to stop human trafficking in Johnson County and Central Indiana and to share info about recognizing the signs of those involved in trafficking. Courtesy response to Grace Church at 736-7962, especially for lunch. Sign up at the Welcome Center.                  

Fortville UMC

Lenten Soup Suppers

March 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.


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Franciscan Health  Mooresville

Franciscan Health Mooresville is seeking "on call" chaplains for weeknights and weekends. If you are interested in filling one of these positions and have one or more units of CPE, please call Fr Michael Burns at 317-528-2163.

New Palestine UMC

New Palestine United Methodist Church seeks a Director(s) of Children/Youth Ministries.  Duties include implementing Christian curriculum and programming for newborns through high school, in order for students to develop & build a relationship with Jesus Christ.  We are seeking to fill the position(s) with a Part Time Children’s Director and Part Time Youth Director, or a ¾ position filling both.  Please send resumes to the church office, newpalumc@comcast.net

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.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to kristina.zirschky@ministryarchitects.com.

University Heights UMC

Facilities Assistant Position: The Staff Parish Committee at University Heights UMC is looking for a person to fulfill the Facilities Assistant position. The hours for this position are 7:30 am to 12:30 pm on Sundays. Any person interested in the position or knowing of some person who may be interested should inform the church office at (317) 787-5347.

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. 

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.

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

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