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Upcoming Sermon Series – Authentic Prayer

A contemporary reflection on the Nine Prayers of Jesus Christ. Related readings are listed under the sermon topic.

Aug. 28th: “Authentic Intercession”

  • Jonah 2:1-10
  • Mark 15:33-39
  • John 11:38-44

Sept. 4th: “Authentic Forgiveness”

  • Exodus 32:1-14
  • Philippians 4:1-9
  • John 17:1-26

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. 

Help Wanted

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. You can download a document with the descriptions of the openings by clicking here.

Bradley in the News

The Greenfield Daily Reporter recently carried a great story about Bradley’s Community Work Day. You can read it here.

Upcoming Events

Jim Dandy Regular – Wednesdays @ 9:30 AM – Jim Dandy restaurant will have a place set up for those who want to gather for breakfast. This is a group of seniors who meet weekly for fellowship and food.

Food PantryEvery Sunday is Food Pantry Sunday!  Bring non-perishables and paper products any time.  Boxes are located outside the parlor and outside the office.

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. 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.

Friday, August 26 -Bradley at the Ballpark – 7:15 pm – Indianapolis Indians vs Louisville Bats – Friday night means FIREWORKS! Grab your glove and ball cap and come for a night of fun and home runs.  Car pooling may be possible.  Tickets are only $13.00 each and kids are free (Bradley is Sponsoring) and our seats are located behind home plate!  Gather your small group, neighbor, kids or grandkids to witness an Indians win!  Contact Kathy Book by Sunday July 24 or call the church office.

Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016  – Strike Out Hunger Bowling Fundraiser for Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen
Sunday, Aug. 28 1 – 4 pm (registration at noon) – Strike Force Lanes – Greenfield – $25 per player
The Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen team is hoping to have 32 teams (up to 5 people per team) with each team raising $800 each to meet their goal of $25,000.  The proceeds from this annual event usually go toward operations, but this year, they hope to replace the lower 1/2 of their roof.  The cost of the partial roof replacement is $18,000, which is over and above the normal operations cost.

Sunday, August 28 – Annual Bradley Church Picnic – Join us to fellowship together and enjoy a tasty picnic lunch at Nameless Creek Youth Camp (2675 S 600 E) on Sunday, August 28 at 12:30 P.M.

  • Last name beginning with A-F please bring a dessert
  • Last name beginning with G-L please bring an appetizer
  • Last name beginning with M-Z please bring a salad or hot side dish
  • Please bring the serving utensil needed for your food item
  • Meat, Drinks and Tableware will be provided
  • Please bring chairs
  • Feel comfortable to wear casual picnic clothing to church
  • If you would like a ride to the picnic, please contact the church office
  • Parking very near the picnic area is available as needed

Thursday, September 8 – Hilltoppers – The Hilltoppers will meet at the Bamboo Gardens in Greenfield on Thursday, September 8 at 11:30 a.m. For reservations call Gloria Long.

Monday, September 12 – Men’s Book Club –  Thunderstruck by Erik Larson will be the book discussed at the next meeting on Monday, September 12 at 7 p.m. in the parlor.

Saturday, Sept. 17 – Bradley Biking for the Food Pantry – Join your Bradley Family as we bicycle for a good cause.

  • What:  Hope Ride
  • Where:  Hope, Indiana
  • When:  Saturday September 17, opens at 7:30 am

A well-organized bicycle ride with routes from 13-100 miles and suitable for all types of riders.  Great music, food, and best of all the funds go to local food pantries.  If you are interested, sign up at http://hoperide.org.  During the registration process indicate you are on the team “Biking from Bradley”.  The more individuals who sign up for our team the larger the donation that will go to the Hancock County Food Pantry.  Questions?  Contact John Vahle.

Sunday, October 30 – Discipleship Development Seminar –  Our next Discipleship Development Seminar will be Sun., October 30th from 4pm – 7pm in Founders Hall. We will be studying the book “Simple Church”, copies of which are now available in the office. ($10 if you would like to purchase, but free if not) This is probably the most useful and important study in the series. Please plan to attend and bring a snack to share.

Saturday, Nov. 12, 10:30 a.m. – UMW Thanksgiving Brunch – More information to come.

Saturday, Dec. 3 – Serve Breakfast at Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen – Save the date! More details will be provided in the future.

Saturday, Dec. 17 – UMW Cookie Walk – More information to come.