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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Mercy Hill Church and The Welcome Network, partnering together to bring awareness to refugees and immigrants in northwest Indiana, are excited to announce the 3rd Annual Run for Refugees 5k Run/Walk fundraiser. This purpose of this race is to spread awareness and advocate for refugees - 100% of funds raised will go to supporting refugees and asylum seekers in northwest Indiana as settle into their new homes. The race begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 25th, 2019 in Wicker Memorial Park in Highland, IN.
The present-day Dinner Church movement is giving leaders and churches a renewed ability to reach people who would never attend their Sunday morning gatherings. A Dinner Church Encounter is a 1-day training event, beginning with the rich theological history of the dinner church vision, and progresses throughout the day toward more practical insights that would enable a leader or group to imagine hosting a Dinner Church in their own community. This training is sponsored by Indiana Assemblies of God and The United Methodist Church of Indiana.
All are invited to the 3rd Annual Learn & Lead Monday and Tuesday, June 3-4, 2019, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. both days. Learn & Lead sessions are designed for called leadership, staff, and volunteers in area Lutheran schools, churches, RSOs, and other faith-based nonprofits. Course presenter is Wayne Olson. This event will explore Disney practices and the importance of passion for projects.
All are welcome to help build the playground at Northwest Community Park in Brownsburg. Northwest Community Park exists as a gift from Parkside Bible Church to the community to foster health and improve quality of life through peace and beauty of nature. The park features an 18-hole disc golf course, 3/4 mile walking trail, 3-acre fishing pond, shelter house, flower garden, and a 100 seat amphitheater. The next addition will be the completion 11,500 sq ft. playground. Help is needed in building the playground. Those interested can sign up here to help: tinyurl.com/HCNWCP.
Little Disciples Day Camp is a Christian program for children ages 4-12 that goes from June 5 to August 2, 2019. Camp hours are 8 a.m.- 3 p.m. with extended care from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Flexible scheduling is offered. Breakfast and lunch are included. The camp staff is experienced, and each day is filled with activities, crafts, Bible time, organized athletic play and free play. The campers go on a field trip once a week, with swimming offered a number of times.
The North Church Farmers Market is held on selected Thursdays. The dates in 2019 are: June 6, June 20, July 18, Aug. 1, Aug. 15, Aug. 29, Sept. 5 and Sept. 19. The market opens at 4 p.m. and closes at 6:30 p.m. The market will be held rain or shine unless there is lightning in the area. For more information please see NorthChurchFarmersMarket.com, NorthChurchIndy.com, @NorthChurchFarmersMarket on Facebook, and @NorthChurchIndy on Twitter.
Christ the Savior Lutheran Church, in partnership with Connection Ministries, is once again hosting a three-evening Summer Friendship Gathering for individuals with developmental disabilities. Evenings begin with dinner served at 6 p.m. and will include Bible study, worship, small group discussion, prayer, and service activities. All registered participants (adult friends with intellectual disabilities, and volunteers who work in a one-on-one capacity) will receive a T-shirt illustrating the 2019 theme "In His Steps," based on 1 Peter 2: 21 and Hebrews 12: 2.
Kids age 3 through 5th grade are invited to attend "Athens: Paul’s dangerous journey to share the truth" Vacation Bible School June 24-28, 5:15 to 8:30 p.m. daily at Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 7950 Marshall St., in Merrillville. A kid-friendly dinner is included, along with Bible stories, music, games, and more. The cost is $10 per family and includes a free music CD or MP3 download. Those interested can register in advance at https://vbspro.events/p/events/tmlcvbs or at the door on June 24. Questions? Call (219)769-5376
The congregation of North United Methodist Church and members of the community will gather under a big tent in North UMC’s parking lot at 3808 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, for one service of celebration and music at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 30 called Worship Without Walls. Bryce Nelson (www.MusicBNelson.com), a Christian recording artist from Indianapolis, will lead the music. Many will remember him for his special music video of "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" filmed in North's sanctuary.
All are welcome to a fun-filled weekend of fellowship, friends, shopping and sight seeing. The trip begins as the bus leaves the church at 6 a.m. on Friday July 12, 2019. Participants return by 8 p.m. on Sunday July 14, 2019. This trip to Louisville, Kentucky, includes stops at FOOD Network restaurants, the Muhammad Ali museum, shopping at the Outlets and more. The cost is $65, non-refundable, which includes the cost of the bus trip per person.