From the Community

From the Community

Your congregation is invited to submit events and happenings for this webpage.

From the Community highlights non-Center sponsored activities in the community that may be of interest to congregations in your area and throughout the state. Items are posted on the website, and a monthly email goes out to congregations.

The news items in this community collection are not Center sponsored. The information posted does not imply a Center for Congregations endorsement of those products, companies or services. We can accept only one item per congregation each month, and announcements must have a broad, general public interest. We will consider each submission, but not all can be included due to space, timing and content.


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Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence is prevalent within faith and secular communities. An abuser, victim and/or survivor may be a member of a congregation. How do clergy and leadership respond in a manner that member(s) and/or congregation are kept safe? How can congregations help victims and survivors to Heal? All are welcome to this educational platform as a starting point to address this health and spiritual epidemic in churches and communities. Registration is at https://oasis4u.org/.
Good Friday is a day of remembrance and reflection. This service is open to the public. All are welcome to remember Christ's words of forgiveness, promise, protection, provision, agony, human need, completion, and consecration. This Good Friday event reflects on the "Seven Last Sayings of Christ from the Cross".
Confident-Relaxed Curiosity: A Wittenberg Guide to Living in a Scientific Age by Rev. Dr. Charles Arand. Followed by sacred music at Zion. Hymns of Easter led by Michael Hollman.
Applications are open now with an April 20, 2020 deadline for Scroll: The Wabash Institute of Theology for Youth, an eight-day summer institute for 15-17 year-old young men (rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors) that aims to deepen their theological understanding and its applicability to issues of public importance. The 2020 institute takes place July 18-26 on the campus of Wabash College and will explore the theme of theology and technology. There is no cost to attend and participants receive a $350 stipend.
All are invited to enjoy music, dancing and fun benefiting St. Paul's Choir and their pilgrimage to England this summer. This all-ages event features live traditional Irish Dance music provided by Indianapolis Ceili Band, Irish dancing led by a ceili caller, raffle tickets, a silent auction and more! Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available and, for those 21+, beer and wine will be available for purchase.Tickets are $25/each and $60/family and can be purchased at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4525627.
The Wabash Pastoral Leadership Program is seeking applications for its 7th cohort. April 24, 2020 is the deadline. Information and applications are available January 6-April 24, 2020. Pastors within the program meet five times a year for two years to engage with civic leaders around issues shaping our local communities. Session topics include: community well-being, changing economy, immigration/demography, education, poverty, justice and more.
Church Security and Intruder Awareness/Response Training is in Evansville, Indiana - May 1-2. Day 1 meets 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, and day 2 meets 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM. The Church Security Planning and Intruder Awareness training will equip staff and key volunteers to create a personalized security plan that protects the congregation while maintaining a welcoming environment. This event is for pastors, church staff, administrators and facility managers, children and student ministry directors, security team members, deacons.
Participants will discover time-saving, budget-stretching tips from Group VBS veterans. All are welcome to bring key leaders and learn how to plan, coordinate, and present an amazing VBS event. All can register today. There will be free giveaways and exclusive FunShop gifts