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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

Friday, August 17 – Carnival for Carrie Addison Benefit –  Friday, August 17, 6:00 AT Addagio’s. The benefit is to help the family defray medical cost for her experimental cancer treatment. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by mailing your check to Jerry Rogers, 540 Greenmeadows Drive, Greenfield, IN 46140. Contact Jerry or Julie Rogers with any questions. Click here to download a flyer with more details.

Sunday, August 19 – Fund Raising Breakfast to Benefit Habitat for Humanity – On Sunday morning, August 19 at 9:45 am, you are invited to attend our fund-raising breakfast to support our Habitat for Humanity build day later in this month. There will be lots of good food and fellowship so please plan to be there. Thank you!!

Saturday, August 25 – Fill a Truck – Fill a Pantry Food DriveSaturday 8/25 – 10 am – 3 pm – In front of Greenfield Walmart. Collecting non-perishable items for Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen, Hancock County Food Pantry, Meals on Wheels, Angel Connection, Groceries of Grace, and Brandywine Church.

Saturday, August 25 – A Chance To Serve – Habitat for Humanity – On August 25, Bradley United Methodist Church will be working on the Hancock County Habitat for Humanity house. There is room for 12 workers. Sign up is on line at this link: http://bradleyumc.indyhabitat.volunteerhub.com/

If you need help signing up online, someone from Community Life team will be available in the BUMC Library Sunday, August 5 and Sunday, August 12 to assist you. Because of liability problems, Habitat for Humanity has asked that workers be at least 16 years of age.

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 INC is asking for volunteers from the church’s congregation. We need 5 volunteers to answer the phone and listen to the individual stories of the callers to our Clearinghouse. This role is a specific calling so please pray and ask the Lord if HE is calling you to serve Him through Love in the name of Christ in this way. Help is needed Monday-Friday, 9:00-1:00 p.m. If you can spare 1 day a week or 1 day every other week we can use you! However God calls you to serve is much appreciated! For more details, please call Michelle at 317-468-6300.

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. 

August 17, 18, 31, Sept. 1Lifetouch will be here to take photos for the new church directory. You can sign up for a time to take your family photo by clicking on the image to the left or going to this page: https://booknow-lifetouch.appointment-plus.com/ydzsvqxq/  If you have any questions or would like to help out, please contact Ashley in the church office.

Directory Volunteers Needed – We are quickly approaching the dates for our new directory photo sessions. We will need volunteers to direct and welcome those as they are coming in for their photo sessions. If you would like to help on Aug, 17th, Aug 18th, Aug 31st or Sept. 1st. Please let Ashley Bridges, Cheryl Goodin, Alice Duncan, or Dianne Osborne know and they will be happy to add you to the volunteer schedule. 

Friday, August 31 – Bradley at the Ballpark – Indianapolis Indians vs Louisville Bats Friday – August 31 – 7:15 pm – Fireworks after the game! Adult tickets are $14 each.  Kids are free! Reserve your seats by contacting Kathy Book. Deadline for ordering tickets is Sunday, 8/12/18.  Tickets will be disbursed by Sunday, 8/26. There will be no formal get together prior to the game similar to last year.

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 guid-ance to help every disciple make a difference as a partic-ipant in God’s transformation of the world. Join us dur-ing the 6-week church-wide event that will include: Launch Luncheon – Sunday, August 29, The Makes A Difference companion book to read along with the study which will be available for $5. 6-week sermon series connected to the weekly theme of the study 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!