We’re glad you’re here!!
Starting Sunday, September 8 – All church study, “Reckless Love” – Join us for this exploration of what is meant by Reckless Love and learn how to apply it to serving our community.
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 or click on the link to open a PDF document with the information.
Current openings include:
- Organist/Accompanist ***NEW***
- Praise Team Leader
Opportunities to Serve in Love and Share in Hope
Opportunity to “Share in Hope” – What if for just 2 hours each month you could provide dignity and hope to members of our community who are experiencing homelessness? Our next opportunity to serve with this ministry will be Saturday, September 7.
As part of our sharing in hope strategy, Bradley hopes to open up our basement showers to our homeless neighbors on select Saturday mornings to give them a chance to shower and refresh. By volunteering just 2 hours each month you will provide dignity and hope to some of our most vulnerable neighbors.
- Attend a brief training session
- Volunteer just 2 hours each month
- Be the difference our community needs!
By doing something as simple as providing showers to our homeless neighbors, we’re offering them hope, dignity, and the confidence boost they need to find new opportunities.
To learn more and to be notified of our next training session, please send your contact information to Ashley in the church office.
*** If you have any gently used or new bath towels that you would be willing to donate we would greatly appreciate the donation as we draw closer to our community shower event. Please drop them off at the office to Ashley.
*** If you would like to donate to the shower ministry we are accepting new in packages men and women’s underwear of all sizes and types. Any donations can be placed in the box out front of the church office.
Monday, September 23 – Bloodmobile at Bradley – Bloodmobile will be located in the parking lot across the street from the church on the corner of Main and Pennsylvania Streets. Donors must be 17 years old (16 with signed parent permission slip), meet height /weight eligibility requirements, be in good general health, and present a photo I.D. at registration. Not sure if you are eligible? Visit the eligibility page of our web site, or email specific questions to Eligibility. If you’re involved with a meeting that night, come early to donate prior to your meeting. Let’s try to make this a success for people of all ages that need our help. It’s a terrific way to Serve our community in need.
Mission Opportunity! Mission Trip to Henderson Settlement – A Bradley UMC team will travel to Henderson Settlement near Frakes, Kentucky October 6-9, 2019 to serve in love and share in hope. YOU can join us in mission for Henderson in one or all of the following ways:
- Join the Mission Team: There is still time to sign up to travel to Henderson with the Bradley team in October . Contact Ann Vail at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-440-0216 to register;
- Come to Brunch on September 29; Enjoy a delicious brunch between services on September 29. Brunch will be served from 9:30-10:30 AM. The free will offering will help the team raise funds toward a $1000 trip goal;
- Support the Mission Team financially: Make a financial donation to the Henderson Settlement mission trip. Funds will help pay for travel expenses as well as provide funds to purchase supplies for the team’s projects while at Henderson Settlement. Mark any donations for “Henderson Mission Trip” to assure they are added to the correct fund;
- Pray for the Mission Team: Include the mission team in your prayers for safe travels, meaningful project work completion, and “sharing in hope” with the local people in the Appalachian community.
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.
The love INC Clearinghouse is connecting people in need to resources in our community.
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 email@example.com. 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
Youth Sunday School Leader – There is now a sign up genius link for those who would be interested in volunteering to teach the youth Sunday School. Here is the link, https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4BA9AB28A0FA7-sunday1 This link will also be available in the church email blasts that get sent out. If you have any questions please get with Heather Cress.
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.
UMW Tuesday Morning Women’s Group – Do you enjoy knitting, crocheting, sewing, paper crafting or another type of crafting? Join the Tuesday morning UMW Women’s Group for great fellowship, fun, food and an opportunity to become better acquainted with other ladies of Bradley. We meet Tuesday mornings from 10am to 12 noon in room 203, followed by lunch at a local restaurant. We are currently working on a mission project of lap blankets for a local or United Methodist mission, but also work on projects for our annual Riley Days and Cookie Walk bazaars. Money from these bazaars supports local missions. For questions contact Kathy McCorkle or Dian Hyde, or join us on Tuesday mornings. Lots of crafting materials are available or bring your own.
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!
Last Monday of every month – Beacon Bunch – The Beacon Bunch is in need of more volunteers to assist in assembling newsletters at 9:15. If you have any questions, call Ashley in the church office.
Tuesday and Thursdays – 9:00am – Walking Greenfield – The Greenfield Walkers have been walking now for about 6 months. We have logged over 175 miles (that’s just over 3 miles each day). We would like to remind you, your family and/or friends it is never too late to join us! You will be amazed at the difference you will see both mentally and physically. Walking is for one hour and starts promptly at 9:00 beginning and ending at Bradley. There are a variety of speeds in which we walk and have not lost anyone yet, lol. But really, no matter how physically fit you are or if you are afraid you won’t be able to keep up, don’t worry, we accommodate everyone. Simply wear walking shoes, bring your water and come walk with us!! You won’t regret it! Questions: Contact Julie Rogers or the church office.