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.

Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
World Refugee Day: Walk a Mile in a Refugee's Shoes @ Indy Urban Acres | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Walk a Mile in a Refugee’s Shoes is a simulation created to expose people to the lives of refugees in refugee camps in the first person narrative. Each attendee receives information regarding the details of a refugee’s life and is expected to play the role
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
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
Umoja Sunday @ North Church Indy
Jul 28 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Umoja Sunday @ North Church Indy | Indianapolis | Indiana | United States
Join us as the Duke Divinity School interns share their experiences from their mission trips to Kenya and lead us in worship at both the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services.
Intercultural Youth Summer Camp Week 2 @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Dining Room
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Intercultural Youth Summer Camp Week 2 @ 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
Intercultural Youth Summer Camp Week 2 @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Dining Room
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Intercultural Youth Summer Camp Week 2 @ 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
Intercultural Youth Summer Camp Week 2 @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Dining Room
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Intercultural Youth Summer Camp Week 2 @ 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
Intercultural Youth Summer Camp Week 2 @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Dining Room
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Intercultural Youth Summer Camp Week 2 @ 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
Intercultural Youth Summer Camp Week 2 @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Dining Room
Aug 2 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Intercultural Youth Summer Camp Week 2 @ 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
Jun
20
Thu
World Refugee Day: Walk a Mile in a Refugee’s Shoes @ Indy Urban Acres
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Walk a Mile in a Refugee’s Shoes is a simulation created to expose people to the lives of refugees in refugee camps in the first person narrative. Each attendee receives information regarding the details of a refugee’s life and is expected to play the role of that refugee. Ultimately, the goal is to illustrate the challenges and hopelessness that many refugees experience in real life. Although many of us cannot truly share in those experiences, the first step in helping our immigrant neighbors is becoming aware of their struggles.

World Refugee Day at Indy Urban Acres will also include a service project and a community art project, followed by lunch at Old Bethel United Methodist Church down the street. We ask for a $5 donation at the door to offset the cost of lunch. Join us!

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.

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
28
Sun
Umoja Sunday @ North Church Indy
Jul 28 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join us as the Duke Divinity School interns share their experiences from their mission trips to Kenya and lead us in worship at both the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. services.
Jul
29
Mon
Intercultural Youth Summer Camp Week 2 @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Dining Room
Jul 29 @ 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
30
Tue
Intercultural Youth Summer Camp Week 2 @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Dining Room
Jul 30 @ 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
31
Wed
Intercultural Youth Summer Camp Week 2 @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Dining Room
Jul 31 @ 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
1
Thu
Intercultural Youth Summer Camp Week 2 @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Dining Room
Aug 1 @ 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
2
Fri
Intercultural Youth Summer Camp Week 2 @ Indiana Interchurch Center, Dining Room
Aug 2 @ 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.