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