From the Community

From the Community

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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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Union Chapel's third-annual Breakfast with the Christmas Angel promises heavenly harps, holiday sparkle and the telling of the Christmas Story by the angel herself. Breakfast includes coffee, milk, juice, fruit, muffins, eggs, sausages, and more, served family-style. After the program, children are invited to have their picture taken with the Christmas Angel - and then create a keepsake craft to take home. While the storytelling is primarily geared for young children, there's something for everyone to enjoy. All are welcome.
The church's Director of Music Schuyler Brinson will present "Sounds of the Season" on Tuesday, December 10 at 1 pm at the Mud Creek Campus. All are welcome to an afternoon of carols and holiday favorites in celebration of the Christmas season. Light refreshments will follow in the Great Hall at the conclusion of the program. The cost is $5 per person. Please RSVP to Lori Kline at lori.kline@geistchristian.org or call 317-842-3594.
Anyone who is curious about the construction that has been taking place at the almost 100-year-old St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church located at the corner of 42nd Street and Central Avenue is invited to take a peek at a Community Open House Wednesday, December 11 from 6-8 p.m. Tour guides and refreshments will be available. The recently completed restoration was greatly needed and would not have been possible without the parishioners, alumni, and friends of St.
A spaghetti dinner will be followed by a double feature: Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and The Nativity.
This retreat is designed for young adults ages 18-30. Retreat participants will explore what it means to respect the dignity of every human being by celebrating the diversity of humanity created by God, recognizing racism, understanding its history and how that affects the present day. The retreat will explore beginning the work of dismantling racism, with application to everyday conversations and relationships. Participants will walk away with tools to begin dismantling racism and practice reconciliation in their homes, churches, and communities.
Too many people suffer through the stinging cold of winter in Northern Indiana/Southern Michigan without proper attire. On Dec. 14, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, The Ripple Effect performs at Peggs in downtown South Bend. The choir will sing Christmas songs and collect donations of new mittens, gloves, scarves, coats, hats and other winter apparel for those in need. Those unable to attend are welcome to give donations to any Ripple member before Dec. 14. Peggs is located at 127 S Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601
All are welcome to celebrate the Christmas season with Geist Christian Church, as the Chancel Choir, Orchestra and Chancel Ringers present two performances of sacred music in the annual Music Weekend Celebration. This tradition is a highlight of the season, and all are invited to join in the celebration. The extended prelude begins 15 minutes prior to the start of each service, Sunday, December 15, 9 am and 10:30 am service times.
Winter Solstice Candlelight Labyrinth Walk, Saturday, December 21, 2019, 6 pm - 8 pm EST at Cumberland First Baptist Church, 116 S. Muessing St., Cumberland. All are welcome to experience the peace of a Winter Solstice Labyrinth walk at Cumberland FBC. The labyrinth rejuvenates the soul as one quietly walks the lighted path in meditation and prayer. Warm beverages and light refreshments are available. This is an outdoor Chartres-style, 11-circuit turf labyrinth. Walk outside or meditate inside. There is no charge and all are welcome to participate.
All are welcome to a celebration of Dr. King's life and work and reaffirming his message of love and justice. Guest preacher is Rev. Dr. Charlestonfontaine Macon, Allen Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church. The Charles A. Tindley School Choir will perform. There will be a presentation of the Shalom Zone MLK Drum Major for Justice Award . A community luncheon follows the program.
All are invited to gather together to worship, learn, and grow as they seek to be "Better Together." This training will include large group sessions - led by Heather Flies, advocate for youth ministry and skilled cheerleader for all youth workers - small group workshops, fellowships, and worship. The cost is $25 per attendee. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts and resources tables open. The conference is 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at University of Indianapolis, 1400 East Hanna, Indianapolis. Registration is available now at bit.ly/iywc2020