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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This is a parish-wide yard sale and annual fundraiser to support St. Margaret Mary ministries.
All are welcome to City Wide Taizé Service: Caring for God's Creation. Taizé worship involves sung and chanted prayers, meditation, periods of silence, liturgical readings, and icons as practiced at Taizé, a monastic community located in France and founded in the 1940s. Internationally recognized, the community and its worship have an ecumenical focus on being a sign of reconciliation between separated peoples.
Through videos, online tools,resources, and group accountability, Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University teaches participants how to create and stick to a budget, save for emergencies, pay off debt, and plan for the future.
All are welcome to experience St. George's Christian heritage of faith, hospitality, Middle Eastern cuisine, music and crafts from their roots in the Holy Land. The festival includes a live band, ethnic dances, children’s carnival, bounce houses, games, and food booths offering lamb shanks, falafel, gyros, kafta, grape leaves, pastries, honey balls and more. New this year: indoor vendor marketplace and daily Silent Auction. Participants can take a guided tour to learn about the church’s Byzantine architecture, Greek iconography, and the Orthodox faith. Service animals only.
The seventh annual Indy Festival of Faiths is the Midwest’s biggest one-day celebration of the diversity of belief and unity of spirit. More than a hundred congregations and community groups will display how they live the festival’s theme: “Embracing Diversity.” It’s a unique opportunity to talk to neighbor sin Central Indiana and to learn about various religious traditions. Children can spend the afternoon exploring the Play Zone, learning about how other cultures’ kids have fun.
The Indiana Interchurch Center and Gallery hosts an exhibition of the Migrant Quilt Project. The project began when Jody Ipsen learned that a record 282 people died while trying to cross the border in the Tucson Sector between 2004 and 2005. She has worked individually and with others to document every person who died in the Tucson sector of the desert since the year 2000. "Los Desconosidos," the unknown ones, along with those whose names are known, are listed on a quilt each year. The exhibit may be seen August 5 – September 26 at the IIC Gallery, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday.
Love Your Neighbor: Mapping the Mapleton Fall Creek Neighborhood features Paula Means, Chair of Mapleton Fall Creek Community Development Corp., who will lead an exploration and discussion of the Mapleton Fall Creek neighborhood: partnerships, relationships, assumptions, policies, housing, schools, businesses, transportation, and more. Trinity Episcopal Church is hosting a conversation with its congregation and the broader community, open to anyone who is interested.
Leaders and activists from central Indiana’s nonprofit, faith and government sectors are invited to “Uncomfortable Truths, Healing Impact” at the Faith & Action Project’s fourth annual fall event on October 1, 2019. Featured guest Van Jones, TV commentator and author of books addressing issues from economics to race, will address the audience and then join a panel of local business and faith leaders for a conversation that delves into poverty’s foundations and thoughtful solutions.
The New Reformation: Transformation and Hope – an interfaith presentation, Q & A is Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, 10 a.m. – noon at the Indiana Interchurch Center, 1100 W. 42nd St., Indpls, IN 46208. Dr. John A. Dick, S.T.D., retired professor of historical theology from the universities of Leuven, Antwerp, and Ghent, Belgium, brings his many years of teaching and inspiring youth, church ministers, and ecumenical audiences with his vast knowledge, understanding, and wisdom about the churches’ beliefs and practices through the centuries.
This is an Introduction to the Gospel according to St. Matthew by Rev. Dr. James Voelz along with Dr. Jack Dean Kingsbury, who is a professor of new testament at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. The lectures will be followed by music at Zion: hymns of Nicolai, Heermann, and Gerhardt led by Michael Hollman