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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Trinity invites all to celebrate 150 Years of Trinity’s historic church building, a cornerstone of Centennial Neighborhood since 1869. This free community event is Thursday, February 28. Hors d’oeuvres and building tours are at 5 p.m. At 6 p.m., participants can enjoy speakers and performances by Susan DeLong, Kaleidoscope Stained Glass; Tommy Kleckner, Indiana Landmarks; Tom Nichols, Organist; Caitlin Thomas, soprano, accompanied by Tracey Leslie; Traveler’s Dream.
The Church of the Nativity will offer the dispensation of ashes on Ash Wednesday any time from 7 a.m.-7 p.m.in the church's 24-hour chapel. All are invited to share a psalm and prayer and take additional Ash Wednesday readings and Lenten reflections "to go". The church is at 7300 Lantern Road, just west of Fall Creek Road, Indianapolis.
The Religion, Spirituality & the Arts Seminar (RSA), a project of the IUPUI Arts & Humanities Institute, invited 12 Indiana artists to explore and expound upon the story of Lot’s Wife during the eighth annual seminar and the accompanying art exhibition. Artists include Stan Blevins, Peggy Breidenbach, Alys Caviness-Gober, Marjie Giffin, A. Paul Johnson, Kasey May, Michael McAuley, William Peacock, Katherine Simmons, Jennifer Strange, Teresa Vazquez, and Kevin Wilson. Directed by Rabbi Sandy Sasso, the RSA Seminar explores the varieties of religious experience and understanding.
Writing for Your Life and the Christian Theological Seminary welcome all to Indianapolis for the Spiritual Writers’ Conference. The conference is open to all who are interested in spiritual writing. This conference focuses on inspiration and craft for spiritual writing, with some “how to get published” thrown in. It includes popular Christian authors and representatives from the Christian publishing industry. The main conference will take place on March 13-14, 2019, with an optional pre-conference DigDeeper Retreat on March 12 (separate registration required).
Fresh Expressions is a model of outreach especially for churches seeking to be more missional. It is an effective way for a church to reach and disciple those who have no interest in attending a church. This model can be initiated by as few as a single person and it doesn’t require a lot of money. It is a model for all sizes of churches in all ministry contexts.
All are welcome to join the Masterpiece Women's Ministry of Come As You Are Community Church for an evening of spiritual entertainment, enlightenment, and fun in celebration of Women's History Month. Light refreshments and a relaxed atmosphere will set the tone for Morgan Avery McCoy to deliver her award-winning show, chronicling the history of the African-American woman from the 1600s to present day. Morgan is an author, keynote speaker, historical interpreter, minister, and award winning actress who resides in Richmond, VA.
This event is the Passion of Christ in the World of Art featuring Kelly Schumacher of Agnus Dei Liturgical Arts. It is followed by Sacred Song at Zion, The Solemn Sound of Lent, led by Michael Hollman.
Lake Institute on Faith & Giving presents the 16th Annual Thomas H. Lake Lecture on April 11, 2019 at 6 p.m. Best-selling author and worldwide speaker, Lynne Twists shares her message about shifting from scarcity to abundance based on her book "The Soul of Money." Founder of the Soul of Money Institute, Lynne has worked with more than 100,000 people in 50 countries in board retreats, workshops, keynote presentations and one-on-one coaching in the arenas of fundraising with integrity, conscious philanthropy, strategic visioning and creating a healthy relationship with money.
All are welcome to learn strategies for faithful generosity at the "Generosity Transformed! your mission * your ministry * your money Conference," April 30 – May 2, 2019 in Indianapolis. More than a typical workshop-based conference, Generosity Transformed! Conference will engage participants deeply in peer discussion groups and subject-based roundtables to develop practical implementation plans. Those attending will learn ways to help their churches and organizations thrive through transformative practices of faithful generosity.