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.
“Commission on a Way Forward” Informational Meetings
In 2016 the Council of Bishops established the “Commission on a Way Forward” to address issues of human sexuality that have been a point of division in our denomination since 1976. The Commission has developed and publicized three plans that offer ways to move the denomination past its decades-long struggle with issues around LGBTQ. These plans will be presented to a Special Session of General Conference on February 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis. To better understand the issues and complexity surrounding the Special Session in February, informational meetings have been planned:
Sunday, November 18, Castleton UMC at 2:00 PM – Bishop Julius C. Trimble will be leading The Central District’s “Critical Conversations with the Bishop”
You can read the Commission’s report to the General Conference here: http://s3.amazonaws.com/Website_Properties/council-of-bishops/news_and_statements/documents/Way_Forward_Report_-_Final_-_ENGLISH.pdf
This report outlines the 3 options being presented to the General Conference.
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
Bradley’s Giving Tree
December is fast approaching and we have been busy behind the scenes getting things ready for our favorite project, the Bradley Giving Tree. Christmas can be a very stressful time for many families and we get to spread the love of Christ through this labor of love. Thirty individuals will be chosen and their needs will be tagged and put on the tree along with other information. As you choose your name, we ask that you remember this person in your prayers along with their families. Bradley is such a loving generous community and we get to see this every year. So thank you and God bless. Judy Laird & Kathy Medved
Operation Christmas Child – Shoeboxes to fill for Operation Christmas Child are available at church and need to be returned by Sunday, November 18.
Remember: No toothpaste or candy. These items are no longer allowed in shoeboxes due to customs regulations. There is a $9 Donation per shoebox gift that is critical to cover shipping and other ministry expenses. Please register your shoebox online to “Follow Your Shoebox.” You will receive notification of where your shoebox was delivered in late December or January. Notify the church office when you receive this notification, and we will place a pin on our world map showing where your Shoebox landed.
More information can be found here:
- Build a Shoebox Online: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/buildonline/
- How to Pack a Shoebox: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/pack-a-shoe-box/
- Follow Your Box Look Up Tool: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/follow-your-box-lookup/
Tuesday Evenings, August 28 – November 20 – GriefShare Group
Tuesday evenings – 6 pm – 8 pm – August 28 – November 20 at St. James Lutheran Church – 1741 S. State Street, Greenfield
Co-leader – Sylvia Borden – (317) 402-5741. GriefShare is a network of 12,000 + churches world wide equipped to offer grief support groups. The grogram is non-denominational and features biblical concepts for healing from your grief. Learn more about GriefShare at www.griefshare.org.
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.
December 2 – 23 – Advent Study Opportunity – Draw closer to Christ during Advent by exploring the holiday classic Nutcracker. Each Sunday from December 2nd-23rd at 9:45am we will use Matt Rawle’s DVD-based study “The Gift of the Nutcracker” to understand God’s greatest gift of the Christ child. Matt has a unique style and uses popular culture as a way to explore our faith. Questions – Contact John Vahle or Ann Vail.
Monday, December 3 – Men’s Book Club – Monday Dec 3rd at 7pm in the Parlor to discuss “First Man: The Life of Neil Armstrong” By: James R. Hansen.
Thursday, December 6 – All church, all community sing-a-long – Thursday, December 6, 6:30 – 7:30.