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.

Healing for our Lives: Celebrating Women in Ministry @ Castleton United Methodist Church
Apr 19 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Healing for our Lives: Celebrating Women in Ministry @ Castleton United Methodist Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
The process of ministering for females does not come easy, and most comes with encounters that causes hurt. Oftentimes, the female ministers are the greatest wounded healers, who are earnestly seeking safe places and sisterly connection, which offers the balm to continue serving faithfully. Preachers:
Apr 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
An intergenerational community gathering for the Indianapolis LGBTQ+ Community @ University of Indianapolis, Schwitzer Center | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Indy SAGE Table welcomes you to our 2nd Monthly Community Meal! This event is for the entire LGBTQ+ Community, with an emphasis in welcoming our elders and our families for a truly intergenerational gathering. We are so excited to be at UIndy, hosted by our
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Shame and Stigma of Mental Health in Black Communities @ Flanner House | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Shame and Stigma of Mental Health in Black Communities—Community conversation participants needed! The first 25 participants to RSVP and attend the community conversation session will receive a $10 Walmart gift card. Dinner will be provided.
Apr 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Chew on This: What Divides Us? @ various locations
Sometimes it feels as if we’re coming apart at the seams. The conclusion drawn from the near-constant polling, media commentary and academic analysis of the last few years is that Americans are polarized—divided along geographic lines or by race, by generation or by socio-economic status.
Doubters & Skeptics: the Church @ St. Paul's on the Way
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Doubters & Skeptics: the Church @ St. Paul's on the Way | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
We’re taking Doubters & Skeptics on the road next month! On Wednesday, April 24, we’ll gather at St. Paul’s On the Way in Broad Ripple. This month’s topic is the institution of the Church. The Rev. Patrick Burke will help us think through questions like:
Coffee, Cake and True Islam @ Starbucks (Marian University)
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Coffee, Cake and True Islam @ Starbucks (Marian University) | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Question and answer along with discussion with guest on cup of coffee and cake (on me) Topic of this week: what is Islam? Who’s a Muslim?
Death Cafe @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Dining Room
Apr 26 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Death Cafe @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Dining Room | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
On Friday April 26th CIC is partnering with the Indiana Pagan Community Outreach & Dialogue to put on a Death Café. It’s a chance to eat cake, drink tea, and talk about death civilly … because increased awareness of death means a more fulfilling life.
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
ECCN Green Film Night -- "Dirt! The Movie" @ Shalom Mennonite Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
DIRT! THE MOVIE A story with heart and soil, this film brings us a humorous and substantial look at something we take for granted, yet is essential to humanity. How can we reconnect with dirt and repair the present harm being done to it?
Walk the Indy Spiritual Trail @ Indiana Interchurch Center, parking lot
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Walk the Indy Spiritual Trail @ Indiana Interchurch Center, parking lot | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Walk the Indianapolis Spiritual Trail with guides Ian Mcintosh and Jim Duncan. We will meet at 9am on Saturday April 27 at 1100 W 42nd street at the Indiana Interchurch Center in the car park to the rear of the building by the labyrinth. There is ample parking.
Arts & creativity — Takeaways meeting @ Roberts Park United Methodist Church, Conference Room
Apr 28 @ 9:15 am – 10:00 am
Arts & creativity — Takeaways meeting @ Roberts Park United Methodist Church, Conference Room | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
“He satisfies those who are thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.”  –Psalm 107:9 (GNT) You lead a busy life, and making time to nurture spiritual growth can be challenging, no matter your age or stage of life. As part of the Quench community, you
Guns down in Indiana @ All Souls Unitarian Church
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Guns down in Indiana @ All Souls Unitarian Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
A Call to Action: Building a safer future with fewer guns
Coffee, Cake and True Islam @ Starbucks (Marian University)
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Coffee, Cake and True Islam @ Starbucks (Marian University) | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Question and answer along with discussion with guest on cup of coffee and cake (on me) Topic of this week: what is Islam? Who’s a Muslim?
Faith Hope and Love Community Table Talk @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall
May 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Faith Hope and Love Community Table Talk @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
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.
THE WISDOM TO SURVIVE @ Irvington United Methodist
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
THE WISDOM TO SURVIVE @ Irvington United Methodist | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
THE WISDOM TO SURVIVE What good is intelligence if we don’t have the wisdom to use it well? We need more than just knowledge of the present issues. How do we use wisdom in order to properly care for our world, ensuring that it and
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Apr
19
Fri
Healing for our Lives: Celebrating Women in Ministry @ Castleton United Methodist Church
Apr 19 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Healing for our Lives: Celebrating Women in Ministry @ Castleton United Methodist Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

The process of ministering for females does not come easy, and most comes with encounters that causes hurt. Oftentimes, the female ministers are the greatest wounded healers, who are earnestly seeking safe places and sisterly connection, which offers the balm to continue serving faithfully. Preachers: Rev. Libby Davis-Manning (Lutheran); Rev. Rae Karim (Disciples of Christ); and Rev. Mihee Kim-Kort (Presbyterian and Princeton grad)

What a wonderful way to observe Good Friday by celebrating the width and breadth of ministerial female leadership. The Healing for Our Lives event will gather female ministers, from all contexts of ministry, in and around the Indianapolis area, to share in a worship celebration and fellowship around tables with a catered meal. The inspiring worship experience will include powerful liturgy, moving music, and three dynamic female preachers from varying backgrounds and seasons of ministry. The site for the event, Castleton United Methodist Church, is significant as this congregation is in its initial months of welcoming its first female lead pastor.

Apr
20
Sat
An intergenerational community gathering for the Indianapolis LGBTQ+ Community @ University of Indianapolis, Schwitzer Center
Apr 20 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Indy SAGE Table welcomes you to our 2nd Monthly Community Meal! This event is for the entire LGBTQ+ Community, with an emphasis in welcoming our elders and our families for a truly intergenerational gathering.

We are so excited to be at UIndy, hosted by our friends in the UIndy LGBTQ+ Employee Affinity Group!

Our meals are always free to the community, and transportation assistance is also available to our community members that might need a ride.

Please pull up a seat, welcome to the table!

Apr
22
Mon
Shame and Stigma of Mental Health in Black Communities @ Flanner House
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Shame and Stigma of Mental Health in Black Communities—Community conversation participants needed!

The first 25 participants to RSVP and attend the community conversation session will receive a $10 Walmart gift card.

Dinner will be provided.

Apr
23
Tue
Chew on This: What Divides Us? @ various locations
Apr 23 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Chew on This: What Divides Us? @ various locations

Sometimes it feels as if we’re coming apart at the seams. The conclusion drawn from the near-constant polling, media commentary and academic analysis of the last few years is that Americans are polarized—divided along geographic lines or by race, by generation or by socio-economic status.

Historians Kevin Kruse and Julian E. Zelizer say it all goes back to 1974, when Watergate, the end of the Vietnam War and anti-busing riots were among the many crises that rocked America. Journalist Bill Bishop, working from reams of sociological and political science data, says we started to sort ourselves into camps in 1965—between June and October, to be exact. Others go back to the 1920 census, the first to show that the majority of Americans lived in cities and towns, rather than rural areas.

So what’s true? Are we more divided than ever before? If so, why is that? What, exactly, divides us? We’ll dig into these and similar questions on Tuesday, April 23 during a special INseparable-themed Chew On This. Sign up for one of 10 locations around the state, where you’ll share a meal and civil yet fun in-depth conversation with other curious Hoosiers. Each table will be led by an expert facilitator, someone who brings special insight into why we do or don’t manage to get along with one another. Your ticket price includes meal and an unforgettably rich experience.

Apr
24
Wed
Doubters & Skeptics: the Church @ St. Paul's on the Way
Apr 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Doubters & Skeptics: the Church @ St. Paul's on the Way | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
We’re taking Doubters & Skeptics on the road next month! On Wednesday, April 24, we’ll gather at St. Paul’s On the Way in Broad Ripple. This month’s topic is the institution of the Church. The Rev. Patrick Burke will help us think through questions like: What is the Church? Why is sometimes so messed up? What might it look like in the future? Bring all your doubts and hard questions about the Church. It will be a great discussion!
Coffee, Cake and True Islam @ Starbucks (Marian University)
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Coffee, Cake and True Islam @ Starbucks (Marian University) | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Question and answer along with discussion with guest on cup of coffee and cake (on me) Topic of this week: what is Islam? Who’s a Muslim?
Apr
26
Fri
Death Cafe @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Dining Room
Apr 26 @ 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Death Cafe @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Dining Room | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

On Friday April 26th CIC is partnering with the Indiana Pagan Community Outreach & Dialogue to put on a Death Café. It’s a chance to eat cake, drink tea, and talk about death civilly … because increased awareness of death means a more fulfilling life.

ECCN Green Film Night — “Dirt! The Movie” @ Shalom Mennonite Church
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
ECCN Green Film Night -- "Dirt! The Movie" @ Shalom Mennonite Church | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
DIRT! THE MOVIE
A story with heart and soil, this film brings us a humorous and substantial look at something we take for granted, yet is essential to humanity. How can we reconnect with dirt and repair the present harm being done to it?
Apr
27
Sat
Walk the Indy Spiritual Trail @ Indiana Interchurch Center, parking lot
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Walk the Indy Spiritual Trail @ Indiana Interchurch Center, parking lot | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Walk the Indianapolis Spiritual Trail with guides Ian Mcintosh and Jim Duncan. We will meet at 9am on Saturday April 27 at 1100 W 42nd street at the Indiana Interchurch Center in the car park to the rear of the building by the labyrinth. There is ample parking. We plan to do the full circuit of around 3 miles over about 2 hours but there is a shorter option ending in Holcomb Gardens. This walk will bring together a range of people from various congregations, including UUI, and international students from IUPUI. With the Camino as our guide, we aim to use the experience to get to know one another, and explore nature in a spirit of reverence.
Ian’s cell is  3177966523 for further information.
Apr
28
Sun
Arts & creativity — Takeaways meeting @ Roberts Park United Methodist Church, Conference Room
Apr 28 @ 9:15 am – 10:00 am
Arts & creativity — Takeaways meeting @ Roberts Park United Methodist Church, Conference Room | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

“He satisfies those who are thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.”  –Psalm 107:9 (GNT)

You lead a busy life, and making time to nurture spiritual growth can be challenging, no matter your age or stage of life. As part of the Quench community, you are invited to meet once each month for an engaging, speaker-led seminar, and in the weeks that follow, choose how you will continue to learn at times and through experiences that are the best fit for you personally. An informal Takeaways meeting at the end of each month brings the whole group together again for some conversation about outcomes.

Quench is organized in “seasons.” Each season, about four months in length, focuses on a theme important to our faith and spirituality. Each month, we explore a different topic related to that theme. The deep well of refreshment that Quench offers is in its approach to learning through active, individually chosen experiences – at home, at church, or in the community. You may choose to participate in one, some, or all of these as an individual, with other Quenchers, or with friends not associated with the church. A workbook helps you keep track of all the opportunities and details.

What kinds of “experiences” are suggested? They will change with the topics, but they might include these kinds of activities:

  • Attending a Wednesday 20 Minutes for God midday service
  • Taking a mindful walk outdoors
  • Attending a community event
  • Making something with your hands
  • Reading a book related to the study topic

If you join a Quench group for a month or a season, we ask that you attend both the first group meeting of the month (Saturday 10:30 a.m. – noon) and the informal wrap-up meeting about two weeks later following 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship. We also ask that you commit to following through on one or more of the activities and to using the workbook.

Staying Connected

There are many ways a Quench group can stay in touch throughout the season:

  • Face time at Roberts Park is always a good option!
  • An online email group is available just for Quenchers. In addition to receiving information and updates, you can use this contact point to reach out to others to arrange meetups or chat about Quench topics.
  • If you don’t use electronic media, you can opt for a phone buddy who will contact you with Quench news.

 

Guns down in Indiana @ All Souls Unitarian Church
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
A Call to Action: Building a safer future with fewer guns
May
1
Wed
Coffee, Cake and True Islam @ Starbucks (Marian University)
May 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Coffee, Cake and True Islam @ Starbucks (Marian University) | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Question and answer along with discussion with guest on cup of coffee and cake (on me) Topic of this week: what is Islam? Who’s a Muslim?
May
9
Thu
Faith Hope and Love Community Table Talk @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall
May 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Faith Hope and Love Community Table Talk @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Krannert Hall | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

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.

May
17
Fri
THE WISDOM TO SURVIVE @ Irvington United Methodist
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
THE WISDOM TO SURVIVE @ Irvington United Methodist | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States

THE WISDOM TO SURVIVE
What good is intelligence if we don’t have the wisdom to use it
well? We need more than just knowledge of the present issues. How do we use wisdom in order to properly care for our world, ensuring that it and we survive? What is the place of capitalism, of community?

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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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

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.

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

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.