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Advent Activities at Bradley – Christmas Community Concert Series

  • December 16 at 8:30 and 11:00 AM – The Bradley Chancel Choir, directed by Heather Pechin-Myers, and the Greenfield Community Orchestra, directed by Angela Mickler, is having two performances of the Christmas Cantata “Christ Was Born for This”. This cantata contains Christmas Carols that everyone knows and loves. There will also be a carol sing along at the end of each performance. Free admission.
  • December 16 at 6:30 PM – BUMC is hosting the Crossroads Community Band. This band is directed by Paul Bork. They will play Christmas Music that everyone loves. This concert will definitely get you in the Christmas Spirit. Free concert with donations accepted.
  • December 24, Christmas Eve, at 7:00 PM will be a less formal family Christmas Eve service led by Pastor dave Scifres. There will be a children’s moment, small brass ensemble performance, and other special music.
  • December 24, Christmas Eve, at 11:00 PM will be a formal Christmas Eve Service led by Pastor Dave Scifres with music performed by the Bradley UMC Chancel Choir, Bradley Brass, and other special music.

Are you in Need of Prayer?

 PRAYER TIMES IN THE CHAPEL 

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.

Current openings include:

  • Praise Team Leader

Opportunities to Serve in Love and Share in Hope

Reverse Advent Calendar to benefit Talitha Koum Women’s Recovery House – The name, Talitha Koum, is from Syriac language and means “Little Girl Rise Up” and so perfectly fits the mission of what we want the Women’s Recovery House to represent. Talitha Koum offers a recovery program for women eighteen and older who desire to live free from addiction in a safe, family-like environment to rebuild their lives and learn how to live sober. The Talitha Koum house is located at 527 East Main Street, Greenfield, IN. The house has been remodeled into a home for 8-10 women in recovery. A house manager and residential assistant will be onsite 24/7. Funding will be a combination of donations, grants, sponsorship, and each house member will pay a low-cost monthly contribution to the household. Click here to download a reverse Advent Calendar if you did not receive one. Collect the items listed for each day and return to church on Sunday, December 23.

Bradley’s Giving Tree – December is here and the Bradley Giving Tree is up. 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 have been chosen and their needs 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. Please return your wrapped gifts, with tags attached, to the church no later than Sunday, December 16.

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 PantryEvery 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 michelle@loveinc-ghc.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. 

Thursday, December 13 – Hilltoppers – Hilltoppers will meet Thursday December 13 at 11:30 in the church parlor. It is a pitch-in with chicken, ham, drinks and table service provided. Contact Kathy McCorkle at 317-446-4136. 

Saturday, December 15 – Cookie Walk & Craft Sale – Saturday December 15th from 10am until noon. Bakers please bring your cookies and candy on Friday, December 14th by 3pm. Everyone is invited, please stop in and buy our baked goods and beautiful handcrafted items. All proceeds will benefit local charities.