Distilled Theology offers a chance to discuss what’s on your heart from current events to age-old questions. Distilled Theology meets at Smiley’s Pub rather than on church grounds which allows for a more informal setting and makes it more accessible to those not reached by traditional church ministries like atheists, freethinkers and those who have been burned by churches in the past.
Annual Conference Calls for Pictures of Each Congregation
The 2016 Annual Conference theme is “Carry the Light.” Program and Arrangements Committee is inviting all congregations to send creative pictures of different ministries from your church – the choir, the youth activities, mission work, fundraising events, fellowship, etc. that show how your congregation carries the light of Christ. They would like to develop a “congregational collage” that will be displayed on the video screens in the main hall before and after gathering for worship and business. Brother David Sollenberger will use his creativity to develop the collage.
They are requesting no more than ten (10) pictures in jpeg format. If would be good if one of them could be your church building. If you use a phone or tablet, the format might be different, but we encourage you to send them as jpeg files, if possible, and make sure they are clear and are your best set. This might make a good project for your youth or others in your congregation interested in media. These pictures can be emailed with the subject as “Collage and [the name of your congregation.]” Please send them no later than May 15, 2016.
Worship will continue to follow the themes of Brian McLaren’s book We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation. The Worship Team is looking for people interested in preaching, worship leading, and curating worship. Contact the church office for more information.
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The Uprising of Fellowship
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The Uprising of Discipleship
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The Uprising of Worship
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The Uprising of Partnership
The Bee Hive
Anyone interested is welcome to join us at the “Bee Hive.” 3506 Wynfield Drive on 1st and 2nd Wednesday and 3rd and 4th Thursday afternoons. Bring miscellaneous crafts of your own to complete (or even mending, if you wish!) Some people are involved in service projects such as making knotted fleece blankets & scarves, creating dresses out of pillowcases, knitting hats & gloves, etc. We’re always open to new faces. We meet in the basement, where there is a restroom, refrigerator, coffee maker, and jigsaw puzzles always “in progress.” Come and leave at your convenience on Bee Hive days. Call to make sure we’re “buzzing” the first time you plan to come. 765-488-0560. We hope to see you! (Submitted by Eleanor Miller)
Seeking Young Friends Leader
Seeking Young Friends Leader to plan and to run regular meetings and weekly activities for youth in Richmond. The ideal candidate will be dynamic, connect well with youth, know how to build a sense of group and how to foster trust, and have familiarity with Quaker principles and practices and a vision for sharing these. The position entails an average of 5 hours per week for 10 months of the year. Start date is negotiable but May 1 is the latest. Please send a letter of interest, résumé, and three references to Aletha Stahl. For questions, call Aletha Stahl, 765-977-6873.
Cope Environmental Center
April 9, 2016
2:00pm Memorial Service for Helen Cope (last of the three founders of CEC) at Stout Meetinghouse
April 19, 2016
7:30am Spring Migration Bird Hike at CEC
April 23, 2016
10:00am-2:00pm Family Earth Day Celebration at Hayes Arboretum
April 26, 2016
7:30am Spring Migration Bird Hike at CEC
Brethren Leadership Institute Information Day
Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Marion Church of the Brethren (2302 S Geneva, Marion, IN). Find out more about this 12 course, 3-year program course. It can serve as a path to ordination or continuing education if you already have it. Contact the District Office for further information.
Furniture Ministry for the Poor Needs Donations
They need donations for gently used furniture, mattresses and box springs. (Items must be without stains and damage). Housewares are needed as well (end tables, coffee tables,
lamps, cookware, bedding, dishes). They are also in need of a church to provide delivery assistance on the 4th Saturday of each month. Contact Lois Martin for more information firstname.lastname@example.org, (765)962-2339
Camp Alexander Mack is a Christian Camp, Retreat and Conference Center located on 200+ acres on the eastern shore of Lake Waubee in Northern Indiana. The facility is a ministry of the Indiana Camp Board and affiliated with the Northern Indiana and South/Central Indiana districts of the Church of the Brethren. The camp has serves as a place of leadership development and faith formation for the children, youth and adults who have come through its arches. This summer camp program is intentionally designed to provide campers with life-changing experiences that lead to the formation of personal faith within a safe Christian community.
4.5 5:00 pmat Parlor
4.6 8:30 amat Friends Fellowship
4.6 5:15 pmat Smiley's Pub
4.10 12:00 pmat
4.12 5:00 pmat Parlor
4.13 5:15 pmat Smiley's Pub
4.19 5:00 pmat Parlor
4.20 5:15 pmat Smiley's Pub
4.26 5:00 pmat Parlor
4.27 5:15 pmat Smiley's Pub