Bethel Early Childhood Academy (BECA) - 5252 W 52nd Street Indianapolis IN 46254 on Indy's Northwest side. Now Registering for faith based Child Care beginning July 15, 2013! Formerly Bethel Nursery School we have been a pillar of our community since 1954. In 2013 we grow to a full-day registered child care ministry. Check out our website at www.bethelumc.info/beca.html. You may also contact our BECA director at 317-293-1555 or email@example.com
Caregiver Support Group
Still Waters Adult Day Center, a ministry of Castleton UMC, is hosting a monthly Caregiver Support Group.
Meetings are held on the second Monday of every month at 1pm in the Castleton UMC Ministries Center Building at 7160 Shadeland Station
(Enter thru Door 3). The monthly meetings are free. If you would like to attend the support group but do not have care for your loved one, free onsite care, by reservation, is available courtesy of Senior Home Companions, a reputable, local home care company.
For more information, contact Still Waters at 284-0837.
Lawrence UMC Rummage Sale
Are you in need of a great bargain? Then join the United Methodist Women of Lawrence UMC for their annual rummage sale, Saturday, May 18, 2013 from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Enter at door #6. Food items will also be for sale for a minimal charge. Maybe you have some gently used rummage you want to donate…bring it to Lawrence UMC, 5200 N. Shadeland Ave, Tuesday, May 12 thru Thursday, May 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day. For info, contact
Vicky Crittenden, 549-4312
St Mark's Carmel:
Summer Camps at St Mark’s Carmel United Methodist Church
Registration is underway for two summer camps hosted by St. Mark’s United Methodist Church Children’s Music Department. Both camps will be held Monday-Friday, June 17-21 at the church, located at 126th St. & Gray Rd. in Carmel.
The Sacred Puppet Camp, designed for boys & girls age 4-fall 2nd graders, will be held from 9:45-11:50 AM each day. Using a variety of puppets styles, children will expand their imagination while interpreting sacred songs & Bible stories. Each child will also make their own puppet to take home. An informal demonstration will be presented for parents, Friday at 11:30 AM. Puppet camp limited to the first 18 registrants. Parents are encouraged to assist one day of the camp.
Boys & girls entering grades 2-6 in the fall are invited to learn & perform the musical, “The Lost Boy – Young Jesus in the Temple” during Sacred Drama Camp. This camp will meet Monday-Friday from 12:30 PM-2:50 PM with a performance for parents presented Friday. This amusing 25-minute play tells the story of Jesus when he was a child. The show has many parts to sing and perform, complete with the use costuming and props! This camp is limited to the first 25 registrants.
Fee for either camp is $10 per child. To register, or for more information, visit www.stmarkscarmel.org/musiccamps or call the St. Mark’s office at 317-846-4912.
St. Mark’s Juliets Meets May 19
Area women of all ages and stages of life are invited to enjoy laughter & fellowship Thursday, May16 during a dutch-treat lunch with JULIETS (Just Us Ladies Into Eating Together). Beginning at 11:30 AM, this informal group will meet at the recently opened First Watch, located at 1950 Greyhound Pass (just north of Marsh Supermarket).for lunch, laughs & fellowship.
JULIETS is sponsored by St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Carmel, meeting at various restaurants on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Whether stay-at-home or working, young or retired, all women are invited! If you are interested in attending this month, please call St. Mark’s at 846-4912 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, May 17.
Bookmarkers Book Club
The Bookmarkers Book Club will meet Tuesday, May 21 to discuss “The Homecoming by Samuel Lake” by Jenny Wingfield. Newcomers are welcome to join the conversation that will begin at 7:00 PM at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 126th St. & Gray Rd in Carmel.
Set in the 1950s Southern life, members of the Moses clan gather for an annual reunion. And every year, Samuel Lake, a vibrant and committed young preacher, and his family reunite. Just as the reunion gets under way, however,tragedy strikes, jolting the family to their core and setting the stage for a summer of crisis and profound change.
No advance registration is required to attend the discussion hosted by St. Mark’s United Methodist Women. For more information, visit www.stmarkscarmel.org/umw or call the church at 317-846-4912.
Trinkets & Treasures Rummage Sale
Donations to the United Methodist Women Trinkets & Treasures Rummage Sale will be accepted Monday-Wednesday, May 20-22, at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 126th St. & Gray Ave., in Carmel. Gently used furniture, games, toys, baby items, household items and knick-knacks can be dropped off between 9 a.m. & 5 p.m. in the church’s fellowship hall. No Christmas items or clothing, please. The sale will be open to the public Friday, May 24, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. & Saturday, May 25, 8 a.m. – Noon with proceeds donated to area charities supported by the UMW. Call 846-4912 or visit www.stmarkscarmel.org for more information.
St Luke's UMC
Half the Sky Movement
Local Speakers Address Issues Affecting Women Worldwide
(Indianapolis, IN) St. Luke’s United Methodist Church (100 W. 86th Street, Indianapolis) will be presenting a series of six events based on The New York Times best-selling book Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. In the book, the Pulitzer Prize winning authors take the reader on an odyssey through Africa and Asia to meet the extraordinary women struggling there, among them a Cambodian teenager sold into sex slavery and an Ethiopian woman who suffered devastating injuries in childbirth. Kristof and WuDunn show how a little help can transform the lives of women and girls abroad, and that the key to economic progress lies in unleashing women’s potential. They make clear how so many people have helped to do just that, and how we can each do our part. Throughout much of the world, the greatest unexploited economic resource is the female half of the population. Unleashing that process globally is not only the right thing to do; it’s also the best strategy for fighting poverty.
The book inspired a documentary featuring George Clooney, America Ferrera, Diane Lane, Eva Mendes and Meg Ryan as they travel with Kristof to meet some of the most courageous individuals of our time, who are doing extraordinary work to empower women and girls everywhere.
Beginning Wednesday, April 17
at 6PM, St. Luke’s will kick off a six-part series diving into the issues presented in Half the Sky, empowering the Indianapolis community to become aware of the issues facing women right here in Indiana as well as around the globe, and equipping them to be part of the solution. Each evening will begin at 6:00 with music and a Global Market Place. An optional dinner takes place at 6:30PM (cost is $10; register at www.stlukesumc.com
) catered by a local, small, women-owned business. The program takes place from 7-8:30PM in the Fellowship Hall.
At each event, a portion of the documentary will be shown, and a local speaker will address a different topic. The series schedule is:
Wednesday, June 5: “Education” featuring Ellen Daniels-Howell, Executive Director of the Kenya UMOJA Project, and Marsha Reynolds, Director of Elementary Education for Washington Township Schools.
Wednesday, September 11: "Sex Trafficking" Panel featuring Sarah Hurley, President and Co-Founder of Kristy's House, and Linda Rendleman, MS, CEO/Co-Founder of Women Like Us Foundation.
Wednesday, October 2: "Maternal Mortality" featuring Dr. Mercy Obeime, Director of Community & Global Health at Franciscan St. Francis Health and Founder of Mercy Medical Missions at Timmy Global Health.
Wednesday, November 6: “Economic Empowerment” featuring Tom Haitt and Jennifer Pope Baker, Advisory Board Members of Grameen Bank, Indiana.
The series is sponsored by St. Luke’s Outreach Ministries, Spiritual Life Center, United Methodist Women and various book groups, and is supported by the following sponsors: Movement for Solidarity and Peace; The Village Experience; Ball State University Center for Peace and Conflict Studies; St. Luke's UMC Healing Partners; Indianapolis Interfaith Women's Group; St. Luke's UMC United Methodist Women; Women Like US; The Women of the Pakistan American Friendship Association; Humanity First; Dress for Success; Central Indiana Women's Business Center.
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Carmel church seeks part-time Accompanist
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church has an opening for an Accompanist for our worship services and choir practice. Applicant must be an accomplished piano accompanist for choir and vocals (soloist, ensemble), be able to fill in on organ if needed, have a musical background and understand and demonstrate the importance music plays in creating a meaningful worship experience. Estimated work hours are 7-10 hours per week. A complete job description is available by going online to our church website at http://www.stmarkscarmel.org/jobs. Applicants should apply by June 1, 2013.
Greenwood UMC – Preschool Director
The Greenwood United Methodist Church Preschool in Greenwood, Indiana is a private Christian preschool that is open to all preschool-age children of any faith in the greater Greenwood, Indiana community. We are expanding our preschool for September 2013 and seeking a Preschool Director to lead in the management and teaching of our newly expanded preschool. The Preschool Director will continue to expand and maintain a program that develops the whole child, sparks imagination, builds self-esteem, fosters learning through play, develops an attitude of service, and helps children discover new things each day. Interested parties should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three references to Steven R. Miller, Preschool Board Chairperson, by email at email@example.com; or send to 525 N. Madison Avenue, Greenwood, IN 46142. For further questions, please call church office: 317-881-1653 or my cell 317-504-0333. The closing date for applying is Friday, June 14, 2013. This is a 9-month, part-time appointment starting Tuesday, September 3, 2013.
Greenwood UMC – Music Director
We are seeking a Director of Music with a strong Christian background. Direct choir, hand bells, piano and organist. Assist in planning and conduct of weekly and seasonal worship music. Interface with pre-school and youth groups for special musical presentations. Salary based upon experience and abilities/talents. Approx. 13 hours weekly. Please forward resume to the Church (525 N. Madison Avenue, Greenwood, IN 46142) or e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone 317-881-1653 with questions. Announcement closes May 30, 2013.
Indianapolis church seeks full-time executive assistant to senior pastor
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Indianapolis seeks a full-time Executive Assistant to the Senior Pastor and Executive Director of Ministries and Operations. See the full job description here. Interested candidates should send their resume either electronically or via mail to Nancy Lange by May 26. For more information or to submit a resume, contact Nancy Lange, Executive Director of Ministries and Operations, at email@example.com or St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 W. 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.
North UMC - Communication Coordinator
North UMC seeks a part-time Communication Coordinator who possesses an upbeat, can-do attitude and excellent technical skills. This person should also have excellent telephone, customer service skills, possess the ability to multi-task and assist others individuals in the office when needed. Responsibilities include but are not limited to maintaining and updating company website; creating posters, advertisements, announcements with Adobe software; creating social media presence such as with Twitter and Facebook; preparing market reports; preparing mailings; data entry; social media marketing; and other miscellaneous projects. Job requirements: 2-3 years of experience in a communication environment; advanced written and oral communication skills; and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and Access. Position is scheduled as an 8-5 three day a week position. Please email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
North UMC - part-time Office Coordinator
North UMC seeks a part-time office coordinator who possesses an upbeat, can-do attitude and excellent technical skills. This person should also have excellent telephone, customer service skills, possess the ability to multi-task and assist others individuals in the office when needed. Responsibilities include but are not limited to general office administration; greeting members and visitors; answering questions for those in need; proofing and printing church bulletins, prayer list and other related documents; ordering and stocking office supplies; some coping, scanning and filing; and working with event planning calendar. Job requirements: 2-3 years of experience in office environment; advanced written and oral communication skills; and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and Access. Position is scheduled as an 8-5 three day a week position. Please email resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
Soup’s On at Roberts Park Ministry Program Coordinator
Roberts Park United Methodist Church has one ten hour per week opening for a Program Coordinator to manage our weekly feeding ministry, “Soup’s On at Roberts Park”. Soup's On at Roberts Park feeds a nutritious meal to up to 300 people each Sunday afternoon. Fresh meals are prepared and served by volunteers from churches and organizations throughout the metropolitan Indianapolis area. Food is procured from Gleaners Food Bank and menus are planned by a Soup’s On volunteer.
The Program Coordinator will provide general oversight for Soup’s On by directing the volunteer leadership team, managing communication with internal and external partners, and coordinating fundraising efforts. Other responsibilities include coordinating procurement of food, managing Sunday activities with volunteer hosts, volunteer servers and Soup’s On Security to assure adequate coverage and sufficient food and other necessary supplies.
The Program Coordinator will also be expected to engage the Roberts Park congregation and the broader community on behalf of Soups On to build relationships and create synergies that increase awareness and impact for this important ministry.
The ideal candidate will have a servant’s mindset with a passion for hunger ministry and an understanding of urban ministries. A thoughtful theology of the issues surrounding downtown living is essential. An understanding of Methodism is helpful, but not required. Rev. Kim King, 317-635-1636.
North United Methodist Church is seeking qualified, experienced childcare workers on Sundays (7:45am – 12:30pm) and during other weekday evening events in our childcare rooms. Application with previous employment and two (2) references is required. Must be able to work Sunday mornings and pass a background check. Position will answer to Pastor of Children and Family Ministries. Pay is $9.50-$10.50/hour depending on experience.
Ideal candidates love children and can provide a safe, nurturing environment. It is expected that childcare providers will engage in creative play, read stories, supervise activities and otherwise interact with children as directed. Educational or professional experience in early childcare is preferred.
If interested please contact:
Pastor of Children and Family Ministries
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Drop-ins to complete an application are welcome
Bethel Early Childhood Academy (BECA)
a registered ministry of Bethel UMC, will be opening its full day program on July 15, 2013. We are located on Indy's west side at 5252 West 52nd Street, Indianapolis IN 46254 between Lafayette and Georgetown Roads. We are searching for a teacher, two part time teacher's assistants and one part time aide
and have the possibility of adding more personnel depending on the initial number of students. Please see the Bethel website www.bethelumc.info/beca.html
for more information on BECA and full job descriptions. For an interview please contact BECA Director, Lynn Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org
Southport United Methodist Church is looking for an individual to become our Weekday Children’s Ministry Director. This job is responsible for our weekday preschool and childcare program (Imagination Station) as well as coordinating childcare for weekday meetings and for scheduled worship services. The qualified applicant will: have a degree in early childhood development or elementary education (or commensurate experience); profess a commitment to Jesus Christ and coordinate the preschool and childcare as a ministry of the church; have a love for and ability to relate to children and their families; have experience and excellent skills in organization and planning, teamwork, supervision, ability to multi-task, curriculum planning, budget planning and monitoring. The qualified applicant will invest themselves in the ministries of our church. The position is full-time. Please contact the church office for more information or to apply (317-784-9508, email@example.com
University Heights UMC
Do you enjoy children? Do you have free time during the day? Retired? Stay-at-home mom? We have an opportunity for you. University Heights United Methodist Children's Center, 4002 Otterbein Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46227, is hiring for substitute caregivers. When our regular staff needs to be out, we call "subs". Many times substitute opportunities turn into regular part-time or full-time hours. Please email your resume to:
New Palestine UMC: Director of Music and Worship
The New Palestine United Methodist Church (NPUMC) is seeking a Director of Music and Worship. Music responsibilities include developing a music program for all ages, directing the Choir and other musical groups, leading and organizing church staff and members in the planning and direction of the annual Christmas musical and Vacation Bible School. The position will coordinate worship music during three services, including the Traditional, Quest, and Contemporary Sunday
services. The position is responsible for organizing and leading music
Worship responsibilities include working alongside the Pastor and musical groups to identify pertinent music, hymns, and praise songs associated with the weekly message. This position will also coordinate with various NPUMC committees and the Pastor to evaluate the format of each of the three services.
This is a part-time paid position. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send resume and cover letter to:
NPUMC Staff Parish Committee
New Palestine United Methodist Church
3565 South 500 West
New Palestine, IN 46163 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Or email to email@example.com
Director of Children’s Ministry – Franklin Grace UMC
Franklin Grace UMC is looking for a person with a strong commitment to Jesus Christ who will direct the children’s ministries of the church (full-time). A minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Children’s Education is required, with experience in children’s ministry on a church staff preferred. The person must be team-oriented and committed to the mission of Grace Church. Application letters and resumes can be sent to: Grace United Methodist Church, Attn: SPRC, 1300 E. Adams Dr., Franklin, IN 46131. Position will remain open until filled. Please call 317-736-7962 for more information.