Local Church News and Events

Indianapolis St. Luke's UMC

On August 22 and 29, St. Luke's UMC will be hosting a 2-part showing of Attucks: The School That Opened A City, as part of their Cultural Competencies program. Click the link for more details. 

Liberty UMC's Annual Hog Roast

Liberty UMC, 6461 N 150 E, Shelbyville, IN invites you to their Annual Hog Roast on Saturday, September 16, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. 

Breakthrough Prayer Initiative at Indianapolis St. Luke's UMC

On September 16, you are invited to attend this unique opportunity led by nationally known speaker, consultant, and author Rev. Sue Nilson Kibbey as she leads congregations through the initiative to break through one of the barriers keeping churches from fulfilling God's will for them. (Sue serves as the Director of the Missional Church Development in the West Ohio United Methodist Conference. Read more HERE.

For additional information or questions please contact: Ann Handschu, Assistant Director of Discipleship Development at ann.handschu@inumc.org or 812-841-2803.

Camp Indicoso Hosts Retreat for Scouting as Ministry

Learn how to integrate Scouting units affiliated with your congregations into all aspects of your ministry September 22-24. Read more about the Retreat for Scouting as Ministry at Camp Indicoso.

Central District UMW Annual Meeting at Indianapolis St. Luke's UMC

Central District UMW Annual Meeting will be at St. Luke's Fellowship Hall on September 23. Contact Rae Wallis, Central District UMW President at 317-625-2523 or raewallis@comcast.net for more information.

Laity Day with the Bishop at Indianapolis Christ UMC

Laity Day with the Bishop will be held at Indianapolis Christ UMC, 8540 US 31 S, Indianapolis, IN 46227 on Saturday, October 7. Laity Day with the Bishop is a day for all lay persons in the church to further develop their leadership, worship and grow in their faith, and connect to other laity from around Indiana. This year we will be focused on the theme "Together We Are More". Learn about the workshops offered and registration process HERE. The registration deadline is September 23

Amity UMC

Amity UMC will be hosting a grief seminar, "Surviving the Holidays" on October 21 at 9 a.m. Light breakfast and refreshments will be served. Cost is $5 and includes a related book. Contact the church at 317-894-3047 or office@amityumc.com for more information.

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.

Avon UMC

Avon UMC has an ark for sale. It was originally purchase from the Christian Supply Store in Avon. They are asking $200 or best offer for it, and it will need to be picked up. If you are interested, contact the church at office@avonumc.com or 317-272-4068. View pictures HERE and HERE.

Employment Opportunities

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Gateway Community Church

Gateway Community Church is looking for a part-time Director of Connections to provide leadership, training, and direction focused on creating deeper connections for individuals and families. Read here for the full description.

North United Methodist Church

North United Methodist Church is looking for a Part-Time Minister of Visitation and a Part-Time Building Manager. Please click on the links to read the full descriptions. 

New Palestine UMC

New Palestine UMC is looking to hire a full-time Administrative Assistant/Office Manager. Responsibilities include facility and calendar management, all marketing and PR, heavy use of internet and emailing systems, staff support, management of volunteers and membership, bulletin and newsletter creation using Microsoft Publisher and Word, reports, invoicing, ordering supplies, collecting mail, plus using a multi-line phone system. Please email resume to mweslernpumc@comcast.net. This position would be Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Indianapolis Wesley UMC

Wesley UM Church, located at 3425 W 30th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46222, is looking for an experienced, caring and compassionate childcare worker to serve as our Childcare Coordinator for toddlers and children under 5 years old (NO infants) during worship on Sunday mornings between 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM. Some children are learning English as their second language and the number of children in attendance range between 8 to 18. The number of children vary from Sunday to Sunday. The ideal candidate will use Christian resources and age-appropriate learning activities. The job responsibilities include scheduling volunteers as required by the two-person rule of the safe-sanctuary guidelines; maintaining sign-in records and children profiles. Submission to a background check is required.

Please send resume to office@wesleyumcindy.org

Wesley United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana is also  looking for a Music Director/Pianist to lead and accompany the congregation in Worship. The ideal applicant has a passion for worship and plays the piano/keyboard/organ; has experience in building and leading spirit filled vocal groups; and, has a wide palette for diverse music genres. The ability to read music is must. Read the full description HERE

Interested applicants are asked to send resumes to office@wesleyumcindy.org; Attn: Pastor

Mt Auburn UMC

The Director of Worship Technologies prepares and implements all audio and visual components for Sunday morning services and all other church events. This preparation and implementation 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 Worship Technologies is a part-time staff position. Reports to: Operations Manager Supervises: Volunteers who serve with the audio/visual ministry in worship and children’s worship

Position Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Model agape love.

2. Design and implement a plan and recruit a team to provide audio-visual for worship services and other gatherings.

3. Oversee the setup of the audio-visual equipment for worship services on Sunday and oversee the tear-down of the audio-visual equipment after Sunday worship services.

4. Works with the worship planning team and prepares projection slides for Sunday services.

The Director of Worship will be the “producer” of contemporary worship service and special programs. Although the senior pastor is the “director” in terms of setting the theme and overall direction, the Director of Worship will oversee and coordinate all the details that a service encompasses. The Director of Worship must be a visionary who is creative in leading people to God. The Director of Worship is a leader who can communicate a direction in a way that inspires those around him/her to join in the pursuit of that vision. This position is a pastoral one that therefore requires the individual to serve not solely as a musical or performing arts director but also as a shepherd to the people who serve in this ministry.

Terms of Employment: The Director of Worship is a full-time salaried position. Click HERE for the full position description and qualifications needed. 

Old Bethel UMC

Preschool Director/Lead Teacher

Old Bethel Preschool and Daycare was established in 1968 and has provided a Christ-centered, quality, affordable, and accessible early childhood education on the east side of Indianapolis.  We are seeking a Preschool and Daycare Director who has a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and is passionate and excited about early childhood education. Old Bethel Preschool and Daycare is a ministry of Old Bethel United Methodist Church where our vision is to offer hope to every hunger in every heart.

Please send a resume and cover letter to Pastor Suzanne, Pastor of Family Ministries at sjuncker@oldbethel.org by July 10th. For more information check out our job listing on our website: www.oldbethel.org/jobs

Old Bethel Preschool & Daycare is a ministry of Old Bethel United Methodist Church and is registered with the State of Indiana. Our goal is to provide a quality preschool and childcare program in a nurturing Christian environment that provides for the growth and development of each individual child. We are committed to offering an early childhood program that builds a sound foundation for a love for learning in all children. Each day we challenge our children to think, imagine, play, question, investigate and explore their world.

The Director at Old Bethel Preschool & Daycare will oversee the day to day operations of the preschool and daycare in order to fill its philosophy and mission. In addition to this the Director will teach some classes as the lead teacher and will be responsible for carrying out curriculum.


-21 years of age or older

-Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or Elementary Education with a kindergarten endorsement OR

-Bachelor’s degree with 15 credit hours in Early Childhood Education OR

-Bachelor’s degree with a CDA OR

-Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and 3 years of experience in an early childhood program

-Must have previous management experience and at least 1 year of experience working in a licensed childcare facility.

-Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

-Bilingual, preferable

-Ability to communicate and work with people from a variety of socio-economical, racial, ethnic, religious and political backgrounds, beliefs, and practices.

-Willingness to attend staff meetings, board meetings, and Administrative Council meetings        

-Must pass a criminal history check, drug test, and have a valid Indiana Driver’s License.

-Understands the importance of the preschool and the local church partnering together in ministry

-Understanding of and observance of State Board of Health rules and those of the Family and Social Services Administration

-Be a team player who establishes positive, respectful and professional relationships with children, parents, colleagues, church members, church staff, and the childcare community

-Communicates in a clear, friendly, professional, proactive, and Christian manner

-Able to guide/drive change

-Core understanding of the Christian faith and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ

Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume and list of references by May 8th to Pastor Suzanne Juncker at sjuncker@oldbethel.org or by mail to:

Old Bethel UMC
c/o Pastor Suzanne Juncker
7995 E 21st Street
Indianapolis, IN 46219

Indianapolis Christ UMC

Preschool Teacher and Teacher’s Aide Positions: Indianapolis Christ United Methodist Church is seeking to hire Preschool Teachers and Preschool Teacher’s Aides for the 2017-2018 school year.

Applications can be found at the church website: www.cumc-indy.net/employment

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.

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.

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

Hoosier Interfaith Power and Light (H-IPL)

Executive Director

The Board of Directors of Hoosier Interfaith Power and Light (H-IPL) is searching for their next Executive Director. They seek a director who will lead H-IPL as they continue to lead Indiana faith communities in responding to the global climate crisis and to expand their role in advocacy and as climate leaders in the state. The search committee is open to candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds, including faith backgrounds and job experience. While H-IPL is a statewide organization, the Executive Director must be able to spend significant time in Indianapolis. This is a half-time, salaried position. If you are interested you may review a full ED job profile on their website at hoosieripl.org. To apply, please include a cover letter, resume, and a list of references and send to hiplsearch@gmail.com.