Local Church News and Events

Indianapolis Epworth UMC Hosted Mayor Joe Hogsett on Laity Sunday

On Laity Sunday, the congregation of Epworth United Methodist Church was challenged by the words of Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett. The mayor is a long time member of Roberts Park United Methodist Church and his Uncle William Hogsett was the founding pastor of Epworth United Methodist some sixty years ago. Mayor Hogsett shared stories of the founding of the church and challenged the congregation with the words of Jesus in Matthew 22:36-39 (CEB). Read the full story HERE.

Old Bethel Donating Stoles/Robes, Table Covers and Timpanis 

Old Bethel is donating 59 white/purple stoles, 65 green stoles, 4 turquoise/yellow stoles, 11 blue/red stoles, 36 tan/white neck stoles, 18 misc. colored robes, 15 +/- taupe table covers, 1 roll of matching fabric for table covers, and 3 timpani drums to any local church that would be interested. Click HERE for pictures. Please contact June Hannah at jhannah@oldbethel.org or call 317-359-9651 for more information.

Barnes UMC Invites You to their 138th Anniversary Celebration

On Sunday, October 29, the celebration will start at 10:30 with guest speaker Dr. Kent Millard, President of United Theology Seminary of Dayton, Ohio. Barnes UMC invites you to join them for this celebration with dinner, awards ceremony and silent auction following the service at 12:00 Noon. Dinner costs are as follows: Youth 3-12 $15, Adults 13 & Up $20, Seniors 65 & Up $15 Tables of 10 $175. (Reserved Seating) For dinner reservations contact Sister Kitty Tharpe 317-797-6580 or Church Office at 317-923-9197. Barnes Church is located at 900 W. 30th Street. Rev. Charles R. Harrison, Sr. Pastor.

Franklin Grace UMC Hosts Potato Drop

The Potato Drop (aka Distribution) will take place on Saturday, December 17, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the east parking lot of Franklin Grace United Methodist Church. The distribution is open to the community. Stay tuned for more details! 

Employment Opportunities

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Bradley UMC 

Bradley UMC is seeking a part-time Office Manager and a part-time Praise Leader. Click on the position titles for full descriptions and details. 

St. Vincent Hospice Chaplain Needed

St. Vincent Hospice has an immediate opportunity for a PRN Chaplain. We're seeking experienced candidates with a minimum of 1 year Hospice experience or related experience, Master's Degree, CPE / Clinical Pastoral Education experience. 

This position ministers to all patients, families and staff, regardless of their personal faith tradition, by providing appropriate spiritual services, i.e., listening, pastoral counseling, ethical consultation and prayer. The chaplain participates in educational programs and acts as a resource for physicians, staff, volunteers and the larger faith community. The Chaplain participates in organizational committees related to the Chaplains area of AHAH. Through personal presence, pastoral ministry and in-service education, the chaplain helps to promote and maintain a Christian atmosphere of quality patient-centered care.
Travel around the Indianapolis area is required, we also have a 10 bed inpatient unit on Payne Road that will be part of the ministry area.

Provide effective spiritual care as part of an interdisciplinary team that contributes to the well-being of staff, patients/clients, and their families. 
Document a spiritual assessment, intervention and plan of care. 
Provide leadership and education that shapes and supports the culture of spirituality, mission and values of Ministry Home Care. 
Advocate for patients and families within their organization. 
Create and facilitate rituals for individuals/groups and organizational needs. 
Participate in general, patient caregiver and physician orientation. 
Collaborate with area clergy to honor the requests of patients and families. 

Master's Degree in theological, ministerial or related field from an accredited college or university. A minimum of two units of Clinical Pastoral Education is required. Endorsement by Professional Chaplain Organization and/or Denominational Representative. Current Indiana driver's license, use of a car and proof of auto insurance.

One (1) to three (3) years of chaplaincy or related experience.

If interested or if you have any questions, please call Rev. Mark Powell at 317.518.0166.

Castleton UMC

Student Ministries Director
Large suburban mainline Church (Castleton UMC)  seeks full –time director of Student Ministries.  
Necessary skills include: a vital walk with Christ; willingness to care and teach youth and their families; desire to show youth what it means to live dailywith Christ, and a willingness to fully participate in a vital staff team.
Excellent Compensation.  Three years’ experience preferred. Send resumes to myrad@castletonumc.org.

North United Methodist Church

North United Methodist Church is looking for a Part-Time Minister of Visitation. Click on the job title for the full description.

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 Contemporary 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. 

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.

High Street UMC in Muncie Seeks Organist/Accompanist 

High Street United Methodist Church in Muncie, Indiana, seeks an organist to begin as soon as November 26, 2017. The church holds music in high regard and provides a supportive creative environment for musicians. The large organ (4 manuals, 70 ranks) was built by E.M. Skinner in 1930 and renovated by Reynolds & Associates 2009-2015. This part-time position includes two services Sunday mornings and a rehearsal Wednesday evenings with adult choir led by the Director of Music. The salary includes five holiday services throughout the year; weddings and funerals receive additional pay. Some piano skill required.  Applicants should submit résumé, letter of introduction, and list of three professional references by November 12, 2017. Review of applications will begin right away. Select candidates will be invited to interview/audition at the church.

Send electronic files to: Rev. Stacee Fischer Gehring (stacee.gehring@inumc.org) or hard copies to:

High Street UMC

Attn: Organist Search

219 South High Street

Muncie, IN, 47305

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.