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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

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.

Tuesday, September 18 –Pack the Park – Riley Shelter House: Tuesday September 18th 5:30pm-6:30pm. Health assessments will be available and lots of giveaways. 

Saturday, September 22 – Breakfast at Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen – We will be serving breakfast at the Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen.  Here’s an excellent opportunity to serve our community in love. There will be 2 shifts; 1) 6 am – 9 am to prepare and serve breakfast and 2) 9 am – noon – serve and clean up.  Call the church office or e-mail Kathy Book to be a part of the team.  This can be a missional way to get to know the needs of folks in our community.  Plan to join us for breakfast that morning.  Serving from 8 am – 11 am.  Join us for a terrific way to start your day for those in need!  

Saturday, September 22 – LOVE, INC LOVE RUNS DEEP 5K Run/Walk & Hancock County Church Expo – Register now for Love INC of Greater Hancock Coun-ty’s LOVE RUNS DEEP 5K Run/Walk & Hancock County Church Expo! Saturday, September 22, 2018, FREE T-Shirt & SLING BAG for ages 13 and up Greenfield Court-house Plaza & Pennsy Trail, Prices: $25, 12 and Under-FREE, Team of 5- $100 Online registration is available at www.loveinc-ghc.org or 317-468-6300 FREE CHURCH EXPO TO FOLLOW WITH FOOD, GAMES, FACE PAINT-ING& MORE! 

Friday, October 5 – Riley Festival – Calling all Grillers, Kitchen Help, Parking Lot Monitors, and Cooks!! – Bradley will be serving lunch and dinner on Friday, Oct. 5th We’ll be needing lots of volunteers for set up, meal preparation, serving, grilling, and clean-up. Sign up sheets for these opportunities as well as parking lot monitors for Oct. 4-6 are in the Library. We’re also asking for various food items and paper goods. Those sign-up sheets are also in the Library. 

If you need more information about volunteer needs, please contact Glenna Shelby.

Monday, October 15 -Blood Drive at Bradley UMC – Monday, October 15, 2018 – 3 pm – 7 pm – Although the Indiana Blood Center was founded in 1952, today, the Indiana Blood Center supplies blood services, blood products, and specialty services to more than 60 hospitals across the state and collects more than 130,000 units of blood annually.  One donation can save as many as three lives.  Someone in the United States needs blood every two seconds.  There are many benefits for blood donors as well.  Donating reduces stress and promotes well-being, lowers the risk of heart disease, and the donor receives a free health check up.

To donate, you must be at least 19 years old (parent/guardian consent is needed for donors 16 – 19 years old) and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds.  You must also pass a brief mini-physical and health history screening, be healthy, and bring your ID.

The Bloodmobile will be located in the Bradley UMC parking lot on Monday, 10/15 from 3 pm – 7 pm.  To schedule a donation, go to DonorPoint.org by midnight 10/14/18.  Walk-ins are accepted.  Roll up your sleeve to help those in need.

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!

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.

Starting Sunday, August 12 – Unafraid – Sunday Morning Study Opportunity – In today’s world, we all deal with varying amounts of fear, worry, or anxiety. If you wonder how families and communities can live as peacemakers in troubled times, join our Sunday morning study group for a 5-week study called UNAFRAID. This DVD-based study will provide and informed and inspired message based on Jesus’s counsel “Do not be afraid”. Our series will start on Sunday August 12 at 9:45 in room 202. Question? Contact John Vahle or Ann Vail. 

September 9 – October 14 – Church-wide Study – Make a Difference! – In Make a Difference, author James A. Harnish helps us answer the questions “How can I contribute to God’s healing work in this world?”; and “How can I find my place to serve and make a difference?” Drawing upon biblical wisdom and real stories of real people who have found their place to serve, he provides practical guidance to help every disciple make a difference as a participant in God’s transformation of the world. Join us during the 6-week church-wide event. The Makes A Difference companion book to read along with the study is available for $5. There will be a 6-week sermon series connected to the weekly theme of the study and 6-week study for small groups to deepen the study of how we can “Make A Difference”. Small groups will be formed specifically for this 6-week study and all are encouraged to participate in a small group for this study. Sign up for small groups and book purchase will begin August 17th. Join us to Make A Difference! 

Monday, September 24 – Beacon Bunch – The Beacon Bunch will meet Monday September 24th at 9:15am, to assemble the monthly Bradley newsletter. 

Tuesday, September 25 – UMW Book Club –  The UMW Book Club will meet September 25 at 10:00 a.m. in the parlor. The September book is In “This Mountain” by Jan Karon. Please join us. 

Thursday, October 11 – Hilltoppers – The Hilltoppers will meet on Thursday October 11 at 11:30 am at the Bluebird in Morristown. Contact Kathy McCorkle for information.