We’re glad you’re here!!
Are you in Need of Prayer?
Join us in the chapel for a sweet time of prayer.
- 1st Tuesday of each month: 10:00 a.m.
- 3rd Thursday of each month: 1:30 p.m.
Life is fragile, handle with prayer.
To fulfill our vision of what Bradley United Methodist Church needs to be, we have a few openings for paid staff positions. If you are interested, you can find more information on our Help Wanted page.
Current openings include:
- Praise Team Leader
Opportunities to Serve in Love and Share in Hope
Mission Opportunity! Mission Trip to Henderson Settlement – We will be taking a work team to Henderson Settlement Oct 6-9. Our plans are to leave Sunday afternoon, work for two full days on Monday and Tuesday and return Wednesday morning. Anyone can be a part of this team! We will find a job for you and you will be blessed by the experience! Contact the church office to sign up. Contact Gerry Smith for more information or follow Henderson Settlement on Facebook.
Love INC of Greater Hancock County is part of a national movement of other Love INC affiliates across the United States and beyond. Since 2004, our phone clearinghouse has been helping churches reach out into the community to share hope and effect change. Bradley UMC is a charter member of Love INC. In 2018, here is what Love INC accomplished within Hancock County:
- Number of Calls received and processed: 1,087
- Numbers of Needs expressed by callers: 1,530
- Numbers of Church Referrals: 874
- Needs satisfied through Acts of Service: 198
- Needs satisfied through Product Ministries: 1,400
- Needs satisfied with Financial Assistance: $37,054
- Number of Volunteers: Over 1,700
- Volunteer Hours (estimated): Over 6,600
The Love INC Clearinghouse is connecting people to resources in our community.
The heartbeat of the Love INC Ministry:
- Where the focus is on the person in need, not just their expressed need
- Working to connect the person in need to those serving them: churches, agencies and other resources
- Acting as the mechanism to mobilize the volunteer through current and new ministry opportunities
Gap Ministries within Love INC – The purpose of a Gap Ministry is to provide a resource or service to meet ongoing needs that are not currently being met by agencies, government, or churches. Love INC helps churches “fill in the gap.” Gap Ministries are a powerful way for Love INC to fulfill its mission to mobilize local churches to transform lives and communities in the Name of Christ.
Two of the Gap Ministries need our help:
The Ramp Ministry (through SAWS & Park Chapel) that Love INC partners with has an available opportunity to serve. The current draftsman is losing the sight in one eye, making the drawing of ramps difficult. He as asked for someone to help with the process. You don’t need to be a CAD person. There are alternatives for doing the drawings. Two or three drawings a week is a good estimate and if they get more than one person to help, the number of drawings would be less. There are also approved requests for ramps that need pictures taken and measurements. If you can operate a tape measure and have a phone that takes pictures, you can do site evaluations. There is a tutorial on their website (www.sawsramps.org) under “Stories & Videos. Call Love INC or email Rik Hagarty at rhagarty@Sawsramps.org.
The Furniture Ministry – The St. Michael’s Furniture Ministry has been in existence for 16 years and is a partner with Love INC providing furniture to those in need. Last year, around 9 families per week received furniture from the Furniture Ministry. They need to vacate their current location of around 2,500 SF by April 1st. While this is an ideal size, they could also manage to store the furniture in a smaller space. A large outbuilding at a business, church, or even on someone’s property with a garage door for easy access is desirable. If you know of a space or a person or business that could possibly help the Furniture Ministry with a new space, contact Love INC.
Church Wish List –
- We seek donations to replace the office manager’s computer ($1,735).The computer was long overdo for an upgrade. Please list in check memo computer. Your support is always appreciated.
Food Pantry – Every Sunday is Food Pantry Sunday! Bring non-perishables and paper products any time. Boxes are located outside the parlor and outside the office. The food pantry needs canned pineapple, children’s cereal, birthday bags (cake mix, frosting, birthday candles, party favors in a birthday bag) and medium and small boxes for packing the items. Contact Bob True for info.
Kenneth Butler Soup Kitchen – Attention Amazon Shoppers! Please be sure to go to smile.amazon.com and choose Kenneth Butler Soup Kitchen to be your charity. Amazon will .5% of your eligible purchases to us! Easy, peasy, painless!
The Landing – Be Jesus’ hands and feet in the world— please sign up to prepare or serve dinner at The Landing on the second Wednesday of the month. It’s your chance to serve those less fortunate and in so doing, serve our Lord. Shifts are from 3-5:30 pm and 5:30-7 pm. Help others to “recover from hurts, habits and hang ups. The signup sheets are at the back of the sanctuary. For more information, please contact Kathy Locke, Bob True or Sue True.
LOVE INC Clearinghouse Help – Love In The Name of Christ is seeking volunteers for the Clearinghouse. With Christmas fast approaching, we expect it to be very busy with God doing a lot of wonderful things. Hours for the Clearinghouse are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. In the very near future, the plan is to change the Clearinghouse hours from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm ONE DAY PER WEEK. If you are able to help and you feel the Lord is calling you to serve Him through Love INC, please contact Michelle at (317) 468-6300 or firstname.lastname@example.org. There are multiple ways to serve here at Love INC, which include providing transportation, building ramps, helping our Furniture Ministry pick up and deliver furniture, as well as other opportunities. There is nothing more amazing than seeing God at work, changing lives every day!
Items Needed at Hope House – The Hope House homeless shelter is in need of the following items:
- industrial mop heads
- paper towels
- 39 Gal. Trash bags
- Tall Kitchen trash bags
These items can be taken directly to the Hope House located at 35 E. Pierson Street, Greenfield, IN 46140.
Meals on Wheels Opportunity – Bradley UMC delivers Meals on Wheels in Greenfield on Thursdays and is looking for a few more volunteers. Meals are picked up at Hancock Health and volunteers donate approximately an hour and a half once a month delivering meals and spending a few minutes visiting with clients. If you can support this opportunity please see Kathy McCorkle, or sign up in the library.
Opportunities to Connect in Faith and Grow in Grace
Jim Dandy Regular – Thursdays @ Noon – Jim Dandy restaurant will have a place set up for those who want to gather for lunch. This is a group of seniors who meet weekly for fellowship and food.
Friday Night Game Night – A new small group is forming! The age range is 20s to 40s. They will be meeting Fridays in the Fellowship Hall at 7pm. Want to join them? Bring a game and a dish to share! Children are welcome!
Beginning Sunday, May 12 – New Spring Adult Sunday morning Study – Join us at 9:45 AM on Sunday mornings in room 204 for a new DVD study of “Discipleship and Mission”. A companion study book will be available for $10. Come join an interactive study and learn more about how Bradley is becoming a church for the community!
Saturday, May 18 – Vietnam War Memorial Clean Up –Saturday – May 18 – 9:00 a.m. Each spring, Bradley UMC cleans the debris and plants flowers at the Vietnam War Memorial located at the corner of SR 9 and Davis Road. This is a wonderful opportunity to show our respect and honor to those that served in the Vietnam War. Join us Saturday morning May 18 at 9:00 am at the Vietnam War Memorial with outdoor tools to clean up, spread mulch, and plant flowers. Contact Sue True or Kathy Book to be a part of this worthy event. Or, just BE THERE.
Saturday, June 1 – Community Service Day – Saturday – June 1 – 8:30 a.m. – noon There are folks in our community and within our church family that need our loving touch with yard clean up or just to hear from us with a note to remind them of God’s love. Watch for a sign up card in Sunday’s bulletin to be a part of working outside or the Card Brigade. We’ll all meet in the sanctuary at Bradley for a dedication for the day, then we’ll divide into 2 teams: 1) working outside for community and church families for yard clean up (bring gloves, rakes, etc. ) and 2) Card Brigade – writing notes to shut-ins and others that need a reminder that their Bradley family loves them. When signing up, include your e-mail. Signing up helps us better manage how many people we’ll be able to serve. Or, just SHOW UP. If you know of someone that needs help with their yard, notify Kathy Book or Ashley Bridges. The is a great way to Serve our Neighbors in Love!
Monday, June 3 – Men’s Book Club – Men’s book club will meet Monday June 3rd at 7pm. We will discuss “The Forgotten 500: The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All For the Greatest Rescue Mission of World War II by Gregory A. Freeman.