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, two informational meetings have been planned:
Sunday, November 4th, Greenfield Bradley UMC Sanctuary at 5:00 PM
Former State Senator Pat Miller, a member of Old Bethel UMC and one of the 32 members of the “Commission on a Way Forward” will will talk about the work of the commission and their recommendations to General Conference.
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”
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
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.
Saturday – October 27 – 8:30 a.m. – noon – Community Service Day – 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.
Watch for sign up cards in the Bulletin and include your name and e-mail. 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!
Wednesday,October 31 – Trunk or Treat from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, in the parking lot across Main Street from the church. We will need volunteers to help with preparing and serving the dinner, cars to fill the parking spaces, people to pass out candy, and people to work our registration table – just to name a few of the options. Be there to hand out candy, and have fun decorating your trunk and/or wearing a costume. Do what is most comfortable for you to be able to show hospitality to our neighbors. Please complete the sign up card and place it in the offering plate. We also need candy to help replenish the trunks throughout the night. Donation bins will be on by both entrances to the sanctuary. If you have any questions please contact Heather Cress. Thank you for your help!
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.
Tuesday, October 23 – Women’s Book Club – “When We Were the Kennedy’s” By: Monica Wood. October 23rd at 10:00am
Monday, October 29 – Beacon Bunch – The Beacon Bunch will meet Monday October 29th at 9:15am, to assemble the monthly Bradley newsletter.
Saturday, November 10 – Thanks for Giving Luncheon – November 10th at 11:30am