Center for Interfaith Cooperation

Hoosiers of Many Faiths in Community

Community Calendar

These are not necessarily CIC sponsored events. For a calendar of CIC events, go here.

May 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
9th Annual Ramadan Feed The Hungry 2019 @ Central Library  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
In the spirit of Ramadan; join us as we support neighborly needs by feeding the hungry. Each Wednesday, for the month of Ramadan! Please prepare enough for 25 servings, please wrap/package individually to assist with distribution If we can get 4 people to sponsor/donate each
May 23 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Fishers Multi-Faith Community for Compassion May meeting @ The Original Pancake House Fishers  | Fishers | Indiana | United States
Please join us for our monthly Fisher Multi-Faith Community for Compassion meeting.
May 23 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Mental Health & Your Family @ Care to Change | Avon | Indiana | United States
Is one of your loved ones struggling with anxiety or depression and you aren’t sure how to help? Come learn what you can do to make a difference.
Civic Engagement Iftar 2019 @ Creekside Middle School
May 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Civic Engagement Iftar 2019 @ Creekside Middle School | Carmel | Indiana | United States
Al Salam Foundation invites you and your family to break the fast in the month of Ramadan with our families from the community and from other faith communities. You would also have the opportunity to meet with public and faith leaders at the event. Tickets
Social Justice in Islam @ Masjid al Fajr
May 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Social Justice in Islam @ Masjid al Fajr | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
This Ramadan, the Muslim Youth Collective are hosting a weekly lecture series about the importance of social justice in Islam. These lectures are based on Yaqeen Institute’s “40onJustice”, in which Sheikh Omar Suleiman explores 40+ Hadiths about social justice. They will be every Saturday this
Breaking Bread for Humanity: An Interfaith Iftar @ JCC Indianapolis Laikin Auditorium
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Breaking Bread for Humanity: An Interfaith Iftar @ JCC Indianapolis Laikin Auditorium | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
JCRC, OBAT Helpers, MAI, IHC and Beth-El Zedeck invite you to break bread with them on May 25th 2019. The interfaith Iftar is being held to raise awareness and funds for Rohingya refugees who after having fled persecution, violence and genocide in Myanmar, are now
Crossroads Community Center’s interfaith iftar @ Indiana Math & Science Academy, North Gym
May 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Crossroads Community Center's interfaith iftar @ Indiana Math & Science Academy, North Gym | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Niagara Foundation and Crossroads Community Center invite all to join their interfaith iftar.
Theology on Tap @ Bier Brewery
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Theology on Tap @ Bier Brewery | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
May 28: The Beginning of Wisdom Chris Henry Join us as Rev. Chris Henry leads our final Theology on Tap of the spring! We’ll enjoy pizza and drinks as we reflect on the book of Proverbs and what wisdom means to our faith. The first
May 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
9th Annual Ramadan Feed The Hungry 2019 @ Central Library  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
In the spirit of Ramadan; join us as we support neighborly needs by feeding the hungry. Each Wednesday, for the month of Ramadan! Please prepare enough for 25 servings, please wrap/package individually to assist with distribution If we can get 4 people to sponsor/donate each
Suicide Prevention @ Care to Change
May 30 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Suicide Prevention @ Care to Change | Avon | Indiana | United States
Learn if your loved one is considering suicide and what you can do to help.
Jun 1 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Imani Aid Iftar & Fundraiser @ Masjid Alhuda | Fishers | Indiana | United States
The community is invited to attend the Iftar with friends and family. If you signed up to bring fruit or desert, please deliver it by 6:30pm. Imani Aid is a local 501c3 charitable organization providing assistance to Muslims in our communities with your kind donations
Crossroads Community Center interfaith iftar @ St. Luke's UMC, Fellowship Hall
Jun 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Crossroads Community Center  interfaith iftar @ St. Luke's UMC, Fellowship Hall | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
It’s a great chance to attend on of the special events for Muslims, an iftar. Join the breaking of the Ramadan fast. And bring your questions!
Volunteering for Ramadan @ Indianapolis Muslim Community Association
Jun 2 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Volunteering for Ramadan @ Indianapolis Muslim Community Association  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
In the spirit of charitable giving and service, MAI wants to sponsor some opportunities for the Muslim community to volunteer during Ramadan. IMCA and Second Presbyterian Church are two of the food pantries in Indianapolis looking for volunteers. Below, you can sign up for a
Jun 2 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation + Niagara Foundation host interfaith iftar @ Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Grab this opportunity to talk with Turkish Muslims breaking their Ramadan fast.
Shabbat at Indy Pride @ Firefighters Credit Union
Jun 8 @ 8:00 am – 8:45 am
Shabbat at Indy Pride @ Firefighters Credit Union | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Come celebrate Shabbat (the Jewish Holy day) before the Indy Pride Parade! Every week Jews observe the Sabbath, the Jewish holy day. The Sabbath begins at nightfall on Friday and lasts until nightfall on Saturday. To celebrate and embrace our Jewish community at Indy Pride,
Race Unity Day Celebration Program & Picnic @ Bahá'í Community of Indianapolis
Jun 8 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Race Unity Day Celebration Program & Picnic @ Bahá'í Community of Indianapolis | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Race Unity Day is a special day to celebrate the oneness of humanity and embrace unity in diversity. Join us June 9, 2019 at 3 pm-6 pm to celebrate with a day of fun, discussion, guest speakers, food, and music!  The theme this year is “We
Faith Hope and Love Community Table Talk @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall
Jun 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Faith Hope and Love Community Table Talk @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Is your organization/food pantry, church/synagogue ready when emergency situations come? Our guest presenter is ReadyIndy; they will facilitate the discussion about being prepared when disaster comes. Faith Hope & Love establishes and strengthens missional food pantries in Central Indiana. Table Talks meet every second Thursday
Childhood poverty and hunger @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Childhood poverty and hunger @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Church Women United is hosting a public forum on childhood hunger and poverty from 10:00 AM–12:30 PM in the Krannert Meeting Room at the Indiana Interchurch Center (1100 W. 42nd St.). Panelists include Dave Miner, projects chair and board member of Indy Hunger Network, and Mary Dubinin from
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Junior-Teenth Week Philanthropy Day! @ Various locations
In several different locations around Indianapolis, youth will be invited to contribute to the betterment of their community by serving in different capacities. Some of the philanthropic opportunities will include: * Trash removal * Packing snack bags for underserved children * Helping to maintain community
Community Building: Resiliency Across Sectors @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
Jun 19 @ 11:45 am – 1:30 pm
Community Building: Resiliency Across Sectors @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
How effective are prison ministries at addressing mental health problems of prisoners during and after their incarceration? Each Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health luncheon concentrates on a specific mental health practice or accessible tool individuals can use in their congregations. Together, the luncheons outline a “core
2019 Congregation Interest Meeting @ Meridian Street United Methodist Church
Jun 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2019 Congregation Interest Meeting @ Meridian Street United Methodist Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
In 2016, Indianapolis had the second highest number of evictions of all cities in the United States, second only to New York City. Indy had more evictions than Chicago, St. Louis, and Boston combined. (Source: Eviction Lab, Princeton University) Thirty-one households on average are evicted
World Refugee Day Reggae Party @ Cottage Home Community Space
Jun 22 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
World Refugee Day Reggae Party @ Cottage Home Community Space | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
On World Refugee Day, we celebrate the courage and strength of refugee newcomers and the many gifts they bring to our communities. Join us for a reggae party to honor the day! DJ Andy Capps and friends will spin reggae and global music that will
Worship Without Walls @ North Church Indy
Jun 30 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Worship Without Walls @ North Church Indy  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Back by popular demand, we will gather under a big tent in our parking lot for one service of celebration and music at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 30. Bryce Nelson (see www.MusicBNelson.com), a Christian recording artist from Indianapolis, will lead the music. Many will
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
First Friday - Muslims Aren't Interested in Being Afraid by MYC @ Garfield Park Arts Center  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Muslims Aren’t Interested in Being Afraid is an exhibit that uplifts the resistance, life, diversity, and craft of the Indianapolis Muslim community. It is meant to show the world that despite rising Islamophobia and racism, Muslims are still thriving, surviving, and creating. From visual artists,
Faith Hope and Love Community Table Talk @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall
Jul 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Faith Hope and Love Community Table Talk @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Is your organization/food pantry, church/synagogue ready when emergency situations come? Our guest presenter is ReadyIndy; they will facilitate the discussion about being prepared when disaster comes. Faith Hope & Love establishes and strengthens missional food pantries in Central Indiana. Table Talks meet every second Thursday
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Intercultural Summer Youth Camp Week 1, Day 1 — Save the date! @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Dining Room | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Every July, CIC and Watch Club host two Youth Summer Camp sessions. This year they run from July 22-26 and July 29 – August 2, 2019 at Indiana Interchurch Center, 1100 West 42nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208. What can you expect? Youth Summer Camp is led by Keith
Jul 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Intercultural Summer Youth Camp Week 1, Day 2 — Save the date! @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Dining Room | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Every July, CIC and Watch Club host two Youth Summer Camp sessions. This year they run from July 22-26 and July 29 – August 2, 2019 at Indiana Interchurch Center, 1100 West 42nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208. What can you expect? Youth Summer Camp is led by Keith
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Intercultural Summer Youth Camp Week 1, Day 3 — Save the date! @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Dining Room | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Every July, CIC and Watch Club host two Youth Summer Camp sessions. This year they run from July 22-26 and July 29 – August 2, 2019 at Indiana Interchurch Center, 1100 West 42nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208. What can you expect? Youth Summer Camp is led by Keith
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Intercultural Summer Youth Camp Week 1, Day 4 — Save the date! @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Dining Room | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Every July, CIC and Watch Club host two Youth Summer Camp sessions. This year they run from July 22-26 and July 29 – August 2, 2019 at Indiana Interchurch Center, 1100 West 42nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208. What can you expect? Youth Summer Camp is led by Keith
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Intercultural Summer Youth Camp Week 1, Day 5 — Save the date! @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Dining Room | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Every July, CIC and Watch Club host two Youth Summer Camp sessions. This year they run from July 22-26 and July 29 – August 2, 2019 at Indiana Interchurch Center, 1100 West 42nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208. What can you expect? Youth Summer Camp is led by Keith

May
22
Wed
9th Annual Ramadan Feed The Hungry 2019 @ Central Library
May 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
9th Annual Ramadan Feed The Hungry 2019 @ Central Library  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

In the spirit of Ramadan; join us as we support neighborly needs by feeding the hungry.
Each Wednesday, for the month of Ramadan!

Please prepare enough for 25 servings, please wrap/package individually to assist with distribution

If we can get 4 people to sponsor/donate each item on list we would be able to serve 100 people each week. As we get volunteers, I will remove the item from the “Wish List”

*** We are also hoping to have great representation from the men; helps w/ safety…… ***

WISH LIST
# Donations Needed Item
4 – 25/Sandwiches –
4 – 25/Salads (you may bring in large bowl & we can put in hinged containers on site) –
4 – 25/Desserts –
4 – Cases Bottled Water –
2 – Small Hinged Sandwich boxes
2 – Plastic Forks
2 – Napkins
4 – Large Assorted Salad Dressings (Except Ranch) 3-4 bottles
4 – 25 pieces of fruit

May
23
Thu
Fishers Multi-Faith Community for Compassion May meeting @ The Original Pancake House Fishers
May 23 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am
Fishers Multi-Faith Community for Compassion May meeting @ The Original Pancake House Fishers  | Fishers | Indiana | United States
Please join us for our monthly Fisher Multi-Faith Community for Compassion meeting.
Mental Health & Your Family @ Care to Change
May 23 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Is one of your loved ones struggling with anxiety or depression and you aren’t sure how to help? Come learn what you can do to make a difference.

May
24
Fri
Civic Engagement Iftar 2019 @ Creekside Middle School
May 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Al Salam Foundation invites you and your family to break the fast in the month of Ramadan with our families from the community and from other faith communities. You would also have the opportunity to meet with public and faith leaders at the event.

Tickets are low priced and limited, so reserve your seats early! Babysitting for children 12 and under will be provided.

With immense pleasure, Al Salam Foundation would like to announce its Annual Civic Engagement Iftar & Dinner Reception, on Friday May 24th, 2019 at Creekside Middle School, 3525 W 126th St Carmel, IN 46032, InshalAllah. This Iftar reception is the major convivial & mirthful event that Al Salam Foundation has successfully managed to host in the last so many years. The goal of this event was and always is to shine the light in the best possible way to the Al Salam Foundation, its Congregation and the Community at large. This event draws the participants from all walks of life, all Faiths and officials of both government and volunteer organizations. It has now earned a permanent position as the major activity of the all the communal activities and we feel very blessed.

We urge everyone to buy the tickets of this program as early as possible as seating capacity is limited.

There are limited seats available. Please register ASAP at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/civic-engagement-iftar-2019-ti…

JazakAllahe Khairun!

If you have further questions, please email alsalamfoundation2012@gmail.com.

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May
25
Sat
Social Justice in Islam @ Masjid al Fajr
May 25 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

This Ramadan, the Muslim Youth Collective are hosting a weekly lecture series about the importance of social justice in Islam. These lectures are based on Yaqeen Institute’s “40onJustice”, in which Sheikh Omar Suleiman explores 40+ Hadiths about social justice. They will be every Saturday this Ramadan, from 12-2pm in the basement of Masjid Al Fajr.

We aim to make the material accessible, digestible, and practical to our community, and to begin conversations about the necessity of pursuing social justice alongside our Islam.

This year, we are remembering the countless lives lost to state violence, including but not limited to: black, poor, indigenous, Jewish, disabled, queer, Palestinian, Muslim, and undocumented lives. As we enter the level of spirituality offered to us this Ramadan, may we remember the countless lives lost to U.S. state violence that has kept thousands of our siblings from reaching this month with us.

Breaking Bread for Humanity: An Interfaith Iftar @ JCC Indianapolis Laikin Auditorium
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Breaking Bread for Humanity: An Interfaith Iftar @ JCC Indianapolis Laikin Auditorium | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

JCRC, OBAT Helpers, MAI, IHC and Beth-El Zedeck invite you to break bread with them on May 25th 2019. The interfaith Iftar is being held to raise awareness and funds for Rohingya refugees who after having fled persecution, violence and genocide in Myanmar, are now settled in the world’s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh. OBAT Helpers, an Indianapolis based nonprofit, addressed this humanitarian crisis by providing initial relief to the refugees through distribution of meals and essential items of daily living, followed with expansive efforts to rebuild their lives through provision of shelters, education, empowerment opportunities and health care.

Iftar or breaking of the Ramadan fast will take place at 9:01 pm. This evening meal will be preceded by an hour long program in which you will hear from representatives of the sponsoring organizations and learn about the impact of the Rohingya crisis.

We hope that you will join us on this inspirational evening to stand with Rohingya refugees.

Crossroads Community Center’s interfaith iftar @ Indiana Math & Science Academy, North Gym
May 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Crossroads Community Center's interfaith iftar @ Indiana Math & Science Academy, North Gym | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Niagara Foundation and Crossroads Community Center invite all to join their interfaith iftar.

May
28
Tue
Theology on Tap @ Bier Brewery
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

May 28: The Beginning of Wisdom
Chris Henry

Join us as Rev. Chris Henry leads our final Theology on Tap of the spring! We’ll enjoy pizza and drinks as we reflect on the book of Proverbs and what wisdom means to our faith. The first pint is on us, and so are soda and snacks.

Tuesday, May 28, 7-9 p.m. at Bier Brewery off Binford. Bring a friend! We hope to see you there.

Theology on Tap is hosted by Young Adults, but is for any person who wants to attend. We meet (generally) the fourth Tuesday of the month for conversation and catch up, as well as for deep conversations about theological topics. Some of our previous topics have centered around the Bible, resurrection, grief, and faith. The speakers vary on a month by month basis. There are alcoholic and non-alcoholic options, as well as snack foods.

All are welcome to come and share in the rich conversation.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Rev. Meagan Findeiss mfindeiss@secondchurch.org or Rev. Owen Gray ogray@secondchurch.org.

May
29
Wed
9th Annual Ramadan Feed The Hungry 2019 @ Central Library
May 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
9th Annual Ramadan Feed The Hungry 2019 @ Central Library  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

In the spirit of Ramadan; join us as we support neighborly needs by feeding the hungry.
Each Wednesday, for the month of Ramadan!

Please prepare enough for 25 servings, please wrap/package individually to assist with distribution

If we can get 4 people to sponsor/donate each item on list we would be able to serve 100 people each week. As we get volunteers, I will remove the item from the “Wish List”

*** We are also hoping to have great representation from the men; helps w/ safety…… ***

WISH LIST
# Donations Needed Item
4 – 25/Sandwiches –
4 – 25/Salads (you may bring in large bowl & we can put in hinged containers on site) –
4 – 25/Desserts –
4 – Cases Bottled Water –
2 – Small Hinged Sandwich boxes
2 – Plastic Forks
2 – Napkins
4 – Large Assorted Salad Dressings (Except Ranch) 3-4 bottles
4 – 25 pieces of fruit

May
30
Thu
Suicide Prevention @ Care to Change
May 30 @ 8:30 am – 9:30 am

Learn if your loved one is considering suicide and what you can do to help.

Jun
1
Sat
Imani Aid Iftar & Fundraiser @ Masjid Alhuda
Jun 1 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Imani Aid Iftar & Fundraiser @ Masjid Alhuda | Fishers | Indiana | United States

The community is invited to attend the Iftar with friends and family. If you signed up to bring fruit or desert, please deliver it by 6:30pm.

Imani Aid is a local 501c3 charitable organization providing assistance to Muslims in our communities with your kind donations and support.

If you cannot make it, please visit Imani-aid.org

to pay your zakat ul mal. Checks can also be mailed to IMANI AID
1300 E. 86th Street, Box No. 40111
Indianapolis, IN 46240

Crossroads Community Center interfaith iftar @ St. Luke's UMC, Fellowship Hall
Jun 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

It’s a great chance to attend on of the special events for Muslims, an iftar. Join the breaking of the Ramadan fast. And bring your questions!

Jun
2
Sun
Volunteering for Ramadan @ Indianapolis Muslim Community Association
Jun 2 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Volunteering for Ramadan @ Indianapolis Muslim Community Association  | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

In the spirit of charitable giving and service, MAI wants to sponsor some opportunities for the Muslim community to volunteer during Ramadan. IMCA and Second Presbyterian Church are two of the food pantries in Indianapolis looking for volunteers. Below, you can sign up for a shift at either of these food pantries. If you have any questions, concerns, or want more information, email us at info@indianamuslims.org.

Bagging items (5)
Help families by bagging their chosen food items (Females)

Carrying items (5)
Help families by carrying their chosen food items to their vehicles (Males)

Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation + Niagara Foundation host interfaith iftar @ Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation
Jun 2 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Grab this opportunity to talk with Turkish Muslims breaking their Ramadan fast.

Jun
8
Sat
Shabbat at Indy Pride @ Firefighters Credit Union
Jun 8 @ 8:00 am – 8:45 am
Shabbat at Indy Pride @ Firefighters Credit Union | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Come celebrate Shabbat (the Jewish Holy day) before the Indy Pride Parade!

Every week Jews observe the Sabbath, the Jewish holy day. The Sabbath begins at nightfall on Friday and lasts until nightfall on Saturday. To celebrate and embrace our Jewish community at Indy Pride, the Jewish Community Relations Council and Indy Pride have partnered together to host an official Shabbat service prior to the start of the Cadillac Barbie Indy Pride Parade. All people from all religious backgrounds are welcomed to come celebrate with the Jewish and LGBTQ+ community!

Meet us at the Firefighters Credit Union on Mass Ave around 8am. We will begin the service at 8:15.

Race Unity Day Celebration Program & Picnic @ Bahá'í Community of Indianapolis
Jun 8 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Race Unity Day is a special day to celebrate the oneness of humanity and embrace unity in diversity. Join us June 9, 2019 at 3 pm-6 pm to celebrate with a day of fun, discussion, guest speakers, food, and music!  The theme this year is “We Are All One Family and Every Culture is Cherished.”

Race Unity Day Celebration Program:

Omid R., MC

Opening Prayers

David D. – A Perspective on A New Race of Men; Bahá’í, Educator, Author, Diversity Trainer

Vickie D. – will facilitate a Community Improv Poem

Urban Vibes – Indianapolis band

Tony C. – American Indian Dance & Drumming

The program will be followed by a picnic. All are welcome … adults and families.  Free admission.

Jun
13
Thu
Faith Hope and Love Community Table Talk @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall
Jun 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Faith Hope and Love Community Table Talk @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Is your organization/food pantry, church/synagogue ready when emergency situations come? Our guest presenter is ReadyIndy; they will facilitate the discussion about being prepared when disaster comes.

Faith Hope & Love establishes and strengthens missional food pantries in Central Indiana. Table Talks meet every second Thursday at Krannert Hall in the Interchurch Center. They provide an opportunity to discuss hunger poverty, and what we can do. Lunch is provided.

Jun
15
Sat
Childhood poverty and hunger @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall
Jun 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
Childhood poverty and hunger @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Church Women United is hosting a public forum on childhood hunger and poverty from 10:00 AM–12:30 PM in the Krannert Meeting Room at the Indiana Interchurch Center (1100 W. 42nd St.). Panelists include Dave Miner, projects chair and board member of Indy Hunger Network, and Mary Dubinin from Gleaners Youth Programming. This free event seeks to educate, advocate, and empower the community regarding the pervasiveness of childhood hunger and poverty and explore available tools and possible solutions. More info to come

Jun
16
Sun
Junior-Teenth Week Philanthropy Day! @ Various locations
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

In several different locations around Indianapolis, youth will be invited to contribute to the betterment of their community by serving in different capacities. Some of the philanthropic opportunities will include:

* Trash removal
* Packing snack bags for underserved children
* Helping to maintain community gardens and farms
* … and more

Students helping on Philanthropy Day will receive snacks, tracked hours, community service letters/letters of recommendation and other goodies!

Stay tuned for more details and updated locations.

Jun
19
Wed
Community Building: Resiliency Across Sectors @ Krannert Hall, Indiana Interchurch Center
Jun 19 @ 11:45 am – 1:30 pm

How effective are prison ministries at addressing mental health problems of prisoners during and after their incarceration?

Each Interfaith Coalition for Mental Health luncheon concentrates on a specific mental health practice or accessible tool individuals can use in their congregations. Together, the luncheons outline a “core curriculum” of how best to address basic, ubiquitous mental health needs of faith communities. The curriculum is designed so that individuals who attend every luncheon will be generally equipped and knowledgeable about mental health community resources.

ICMH presents our last event of the Spring 2019 Series: Community Building: Resiliency Across Sectors.

We now ask for an admission fee of $5. Because we have often reached our RSVP capacity, ICMH makes this change to accommodate everyone who wishes to attend. We will accept walk-ins.

Scholarships are available: click here to fill out a scholarship request.

Jerry Webb, left, Jay Cody and Jesse Smith listen during a prayer service led by Deacon Ted Welsh, of St. Joseph Parish in Madison, Tenn. The deacon leads the weekly service for former prisoners who are making the transition back into society after their release. The prayer service was held at the Aphesis House, a halfway house in Madison, which several men in transition now call home. (CNS photo/Andy Telli, Tennessee Register) (Feb. 18, 2014) See FAITH-PRISONERS Feb. 18, 2014.

Jun
20
Thu
2019 Congregation Interest Meeting @ Meridian Street United Methodist Church
Jun 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2019 Congregation Interest Meeting @ Meridian Street United Methodist Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

In 2016, Indianapolis had the second highest number of evictions of all cities in the United States, second only to New York City. Indy had more evictions than Chicago, St. Louis, and Boston combined. (Source: Eviction Lab, Princeton University) Thirty-one households on average are evicted each day, a primary factor leading to homelessness.

We invite any clergy or concerned members of a congregation to learn more about how your congregation can join a network of 44 other congregations to give shelter, food, and hospitality to families facing homelessness.

Currently 10 families per day call Family Promise seeking shelter. These families are staying in their cars, weekly stay hotels, are doubled up with other family in apartments/houses, or in the worst case are on the street already.

Family Promise runs a program called the Interfaith Hospitality Network where congregations use their existing facilities and volunteers to respond to the crisis of family homelessness. There is a need to recruit two more congregations to host families in 2019.

The event will begin with an optional meal at 5:00pm. An interactive presentation will follow at 5:30pm, with a chance to ask questions. At 6:30pm you will have the chance to take the elevator upstairs to see a sample set up of a sleeping room that this congregation uses when they host families facing homelessness.

All are welcome to attend, whether clergy, a congregation member, or just a person with interest in helping. No commitment is necessary to attend, just interest! The congregation hosting the meeting–Meridian Street United Methodist Church–joined the Interfaith Hospitality Network and started hosting families for the first time in 1994 as one of our founding congregations.

The building is accessible, but please send any special audio/visual presentation or dietary needs in advance to mike@fpgi.org so we can accomodate them.

Parking is free in the church parking lot, and please enter the glass double doors on the north side of the building where you will be greeted and directed to the dining room.

There is no cost to attend this meeting.

It is amazing what the interfaith community can do together. Thank you for considering joining us!

With hope and gratitude,

The Congregational Relationships Committee

of Family Promise of Greater Indianapolis

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About the Interfaith Hospitality Network

The Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) is the hallmark program of Family Promise of Greater Indianapolis, started in 1994 in Indianapolis and Hamilton County. Today, more than 46 congregations take turns hosting four families each for a week or two at a time, a total of three to four weeks per year. Their members set up rollaway beds (provided) on Sunday, cook dinners the seven evenings, plan children’s activities at night, transport families in the Family Promise van to and from the Day Center daily, and then tear down the rooms the following Sunday and drop the van and trailer (with beds inside) off at the next congregation. Together, more than 60 families are given shelter, food, and hospitality each year through the program, while a professional case manager at the Family Promise Day Center helps them transition into permanent housing in about a month or two. See a video about its impact and learn more here. Also, see a story about the program on Indy’s WTHR (Channel 13) here.

Jun
22
Sat
World Refugee Day Reggae Party @ Cottage Home Community Space
Jun 22 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

On World Refugee Day, we celebrate the courage and strength of refugee newcomers and the many gifts they bring to our communities. Join us for a reggae party to honor the day!

DJ Andy Capps and friends will spin reggae and global music that will have you dancing all night long. You will also find plenty of delicious food, great local beer and wine, and opportunities to engage with Exodus!

The event is family-friendly and Exodus activities will take place between 4 pm – 7 pm. Be sure to chat with your refugee neighbors at our “Ask a Refugee” booth and learn more about how to support refugees locally and globally. We’ll also have Refugees Welcome t-shirts for sale.

The event is free, but monetary donations are welcome! All proceeds from refreshment sales and your donations will support refugee resettlement services in Indianapolis.

Event takes place at the Cottage Home Community Space at 714 Highland Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46202.

Jun
30
Sun
Worship Without Walls @ North Church Indy
Jun 30 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Back by popular demand, we will gather under a big tent in our parking lot for one service of celebration and music at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 30. Bryce Nelson (see www.MusicBNelson.com), a Christian recording artist from Indianapolis, will lead the music. Many will remember Bryce for his special music video of “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” filmed in North’s sanctuary. Bring your friends and welcome our neighbors in the community for this special service. Admission is free!
Jul
5
Fri
First Friday – Muslims Aren’t Interested in Being Afraid by MYC @ Garfield Park Arts Center
Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Muslims Aren’t Interested in Being Afraid is an exhibit that uplifts the resistance, life, diversity, and craft of the Indianapolis Muslim community. It is meant to show the world that despite rising Islamophobia and racism, Muslims are still thriving, surviving, and creating. From visual artists, to film-makers, to fashion designers, Muslims have been creating art and culture since the inception of this country and for thousands of years before. Visit our website for more information on each month’s exhibit theme.

Join us on First Friday for the opening reception of our latest exhibition, Muslims Aren’t Interested in Being Afraid. Mingle with local artists, enjoy light appetizers, and live performances curated by Muslim Youth Collective – Indianapolis.

Free, All ages

Jul
11
Thu
Faith Hope and Love Community Table Talk @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall
Jul 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Faith Hope and Love Community Table Talk @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Is your organization/food pantry, church/synagogue ready when emergency situations come? Our guest presenter is ReadyIndy; they will facilitate the discussion about being prepared when disaster comes.

Faith Hope & Love establishes and strengthens missional food pantries in Central Indiana. Table Talks meet every second Thursday at Krannert Hall in the Interchurch Center. They provide an opportunity to discuss hunger poverty, and what we can do. Lunch is provided.

Jul
22
Mon
Intercultural Summer Youth Camp Week 1, Day 1 — Save the date! @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Dining Room
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Every July, CIC and Watch Club host two Youth Summer Camp sessions. This year they run from July 22-26 and July 29 – August 2, 2019 at Indiana Interchurch Center, 1100 West 42nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208.

What can you expect? Youth Summer Camp is led by Keith and Brenda Turner who have combined experience of over 25 years in positive youth development programs.  Keith and Brenda will be assisted by trained camp counselors and staff members from CIC who will introduce a different international theme each day. During the week, students will learn simple greetings and how to write their name in different languages.  They will also learn basic cultural, geographic, and demographic information about each of the countries introduced. Snacks that compliment the international theme will be provided each day.

Registration starts April 29. You’ll want to sign up as soon as you can, this will fill up quickly.

Jul
23
Tue
Intercultural Summer Youth Camp Week 1, Day 2 — Save the date! @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Dining Room
Jul 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Every July, CIC and Watch Club host two Youth Summer Camp sessions. This year they run from July 22-26 and July 29 – August 2, 2019 at Indiana Interchurch Center, 1100 West 42nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208.

What can you expect? Youth Summer Camp is led by Keith and Brenda Turner who have combined experience of over 25 years in positive youth development programs.  Keith and Brenda will be assisted by trained camp counselors and staff members from CIC who will introduce a different international theme each day. During the week, students will learn simple greetings and how to write their name in different languages.  They will also learn basic cultural, geographic, and demographic information about each of the countries introduced. Snacks that compliment the international theme will be provided each day.

Registration starts April 29. You’ll want to sign up as soon as you can, this will fill up quickly.

Jul
24
Wed
Intercultural Summer Youth Camp Week 1, Day 3 — Save the date! @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Dining Room
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Every July, CIC and Watch Club host two Youth Summer Camp sessions. This year they run from July 22-26 and July 29 – August 2, 2019 at Indiana Interchurch Center, 1100 West 42nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208.

What can you expect? Youth Summer Camp is led by Keith and Brenda Turner who have combined experience of over 25 years in positive youth development programs.  Keith and Brenda will be assisted by trained camp counselors and staff members from CIC who will introduce a different international theme each day. During the week, students will learn simple greetings and how to write their name in different languages.  They will also learn basic cultural, geographic, and demographic information about each of the countries introduced. Snacks that compliment the international theme will be provided each day.

Registration starts April 29. You’ll want to sign up as soon as you can, this will fill up quickly.

Jul
25
Thu
Intercultural Summer Youth Camp Week 1, Day 4 — Save the date! @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Dining Room
Jul 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Every July, CIC and Watch Club host two Youth Summer Camp sessions. This year they run from July 22-26 and July 29 – August 2, 2019 at Indiana Interchurch Center, 1100 West 42nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208.

What can you expect? Youth Summer Camp is led by Keith and Brenda Turner who have combined experience of over 25 years in positive youth development programs.  Keith and Brenda will be assisted by trained camp counselors and staff members from CIC who will introduce a different international theme each day. During the week, students will learn simple greetings and how to write their name in different languages.  They will also learn basic cultural, geographic, and demographic information about each of the countries introduced. Snacks that compliment the international theme will be provided each day.

Registration starts April 29. You’ll want to sign up as soon as you can, this will fill up quickly.

Jul
26
Fri
Intercultural Summer Youth Camp Week 1, Day 5 — Save the date! @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Dining Room
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Every July, CIC and Watch Club host two Youth Summer Camp sessions. This year they run from July 22-26 and July 29 – August 2, 2019 at Indiana Interchurch Center, 1100 West 42nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208.

What can you expect? Youth Summer Camp is led by Keith and Brenda Turner who have combined experience of over 25 years in positive youth development programs.  Keith and Brenda will be assisted by trained camp counselors and staff members from CIC who will introduce a different international theme each day. During the week, students will learn simple greetings and how to write their name in different languages.  They will also learn basic cultural, geographic, and demographic information about each of the countries introduced. Snacks that compliment the international theme will be provided each day.

Registration starts April 29. You’ll want to sign up as soon as you can, this will fill up quickly.

Aug
8
Thu
Faith Hope and Love Community Table Talk @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall
Aug 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Faith Hope and Love Community Table Talk @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Is your organization/food pantry, church/synagogue ready when emergency situations come? Our guest presenter is ReadyIndy; they will facilitate the discussion about being prepared when disaster comes.

Faith Hope & Love establishes and strengthens missional food pantries in Central Indiana. Table Talks meet every second Thursday at Krannert Hall in the Interchurch Center. They provide an opportunity to discuss hunger poverty, and what we can do. Lunch is provided.

Aug
14
Wed
Substance Addiction Ministry Recovery Mass: Prayer for those struggling @ Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Substance Addiction Ministry Recovery Mass: Prayer for those struggling @ Saints Peter and Paul Cathedral | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Addiction touches many people’s lives, but it is something that few of us really discuss. Addiction should not be battled alone! It impacts the individual, family, and community-we all know someone who is affected by an addiction of some sort. Please join Archbishop Thompson and Substance Addiction Ministries of Archdiocese of Indianapolis on August 14 at 7:00 pm for a Substance Addiction Ministry Mass at Ss. Peter and Paul Cathedral (1347 North Meridian St, Indianapolis 46202), where we will lift up in prayer those who are afflicted and affected by addictions. A reception and refreshments will be available immediately following Mass in the Cathedral Parlor. Please contact us at kcarroll@archindy.org with any questions.

Sep
12
Thu
Faith Hope and Love Community Table Talk @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall
Sep 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Faith Hope and Love Community Table Talk @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Is your organization/food pantry, church/synagogue ready when emergency situations come? Our guest presenter is ReadyIndy; they will facilitate the discussion about being prepared when disaster comes.

Faith Hope & Love establishes and strengthens missional food pantries in Central Indiana. Table Talks meet every second Thursday at Krannert Hall in the Interchurch Center. They provide an opportunity to discuss hunger poverty, and what we can do. Lunch is provided.

Sep
17
Tue
Church Leader Roundtable – Tackling Hard Topics @ Care to Change Counseling
Sep 17 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Care to Change tackles hard topics with church leaders at this quarterly roundtable. September 17th topics include mental health and suicide. How to recognize signs, how to intervene, and how to resopnd when suicide strikes your church. Space is limited and breakfast is provided so registration is required to attend. Registration starts April 30.

Sep
22
Sun
2019 Festival of Faiths @ Veterans Memorial Plaza
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Save the Date:
7th Annual Indy Festival of Faith
Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 1-5pm

Oct
10
Thu
Faith Hope and Love Community Table Talk @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall
Oct 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Faith Hope and Love Community Table Talk @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

Is your organization/food pantry, church/synagogue ready when emergency situations come? Our guest presenter is ReadyIndy; they will facilitate the discussion about being prepared when disaster comes.

Faith Hope & Love establishes and strengthens missional food pantries in Central Indiana. Table Talks meet every second Thursday at Krannert Hall in the Interchurch Center. They provide an opportunity to discuss hunger poverty, and what we can do. Lunch is provided.