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.
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
Vietnam War Veterans Memorial – Clean up Recap – Thank you to the seven folks that came to the Vietnam War Veterans Memorial in May to clean and spruce up the grounds in preparation for Memorial Day and the summer. It’s our honor to honor those that served. This is another example of Serving in Love for those that served our country at a time when it wasn’t popular at all to do so. We will take care of the fall clean up of the grounds at the same time as the next Community Service Day in November. Please be a part of this important event.
Community Service Day Recap – Thank you to all that participated in June’s Community Service Day on June 1st. 23 showed up to Share in Love for the Card Brigade and to work outside. Cards were sent to those on our prayer list, members of Bradley, and to folks in the community. The outside workers assisted with 3 Senior Services referrals and 3 Bradley members yards and outside needs. Thank you to all participants! All of those touched by our outward love truly appreciate it. Mark your calendar for the next Community Service Day on Saturday, November 9th. It’s another opportunity to Share our Love with the Community and our friends.
Food Pantry – We are in need of someone to pickup donated items at the church once a month on Mondays and drop them off at the Hancock county food between the hours of 8am-9:30am. If you have any questions please contact Lee Wrchota or the church office.
Opportunity to “Share in Hope” – What if for just 2 hours each month you could provide dignity and hope to members of our community who are experiencing homelessness?
As part of our sharing in hope strategy, Bradley hopes to open up our basement showers to our homeless neighbors on select Saturday mornings to give them a chance to shower and refresh. By volunteering just 2 hours each month you will provide dignity and hope to some of our most vulnerable neighbors.
- Attend a brief training session
- Volunteer just 2 hours each month
- Be the difference our community needs!
By doing something as simple as providing showers to our homeless neighbors, we’re offering them hope, dignity, and the confidence boost they need to find new opportunities.
To learn more and to be notified of our first training session (Date/Time TBD), please send your contact information to Ashley in the church office.
*** If you have any gently used or new bath towels that you would be willing to donate we would greatly appreciate the donation as we draw closer to our community shower event. Please drop them off at the office to Ashley.
June 4 – August 15 – Preschool Indoor Open Play – Please join us for open play on our new indoor equipment every Tuesday and Thursday this summer. Parents, Grandparents, caregivers come get out of the heat or rain, and get to know each other while your kids burn off some energy!
- When: Tuesdays and Thursdays; June 4th – August 15th
- Time: 9 am – 11am
- Where: Bradley United Methodist Church, Children’s Rec Room in Basement
210 W. Main St. Greenfield , IN 46140
- Who can play: children that are 10 and under
Adults must be present for kids to play.
Volunteers are needed to help welcome families and monitor play hours.
Call 317-462-2662 or email Heather Cress, to volunteer or if you have any questions.
Saturday, August 17 – Serving Breakfast at Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen – Sign up to help provide breakfast to our community. Menu and more details will be posted soon.
Monday, September 23 – Bloodmobile at Bradley – Take this opportunity to share a life saving gift. Watch here for more information.
Mission Opportunity! Mission Trip to Henderson Settlement – We will be taking a work team to Henderson Settlement Oct 6-9. Our plans are to leave Sunday afternoon, work for two full days on Monday and Tuesday and return Wednesday morning. Anyone can be a part of this team! We will find a job for you and you will be blessed by the experience! Contact the church office to sign up. Contact Gerry Smith for more information or follow Henderson Settlement on Facebook.
Love INC of Greater Hancock County is part of a national movement of other Love INC affiliates across the United States and beyond. Since 2004, our phone clearinghouse has been helping churches reach out into the community to share hope and effect change. Bradley UMC is a charter member of Love INC.
The love INC Clearinghouse is connecting people in need to resources in our community.
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 email@example.com. 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
Youth Sunday School Leader – There is now a sign up genius link for those who would be interested in volunteering to teach the youth Sunday School. Here is the link, https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C4BA9AB28A0FA7-sunday1 This link will also be available in the church email blasts that get sent out. If you have any questions please get with Heather Cress.
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.
Friday Night Game Night – A new small group is forming! The age range is 20s to 40s. They will be meeting Fridays in the Fellowship Hall at 7pm. Want to join them? Bring a game and a dish to share! Children are welcome!
Last Monday of every month – Beacon Bunch – The Beacon Bunch is in need of more volunteers to assist in assembling newsletters at 9:15. If you have any questions, call Ashley in the church office.
Tuesday and Thursdays – 9:00am – Walking Greenfield – The Greenfield Walkers have been walking now for about 6 months. We have logged over 175 miles (that’s just over 3 miles each day). We would like to remind you, your family and/or friends it is never too late to join us! You will be amazed at the difference you will see both mentally and physically. Walking is for one hour and starts promptly at 9:00 beginning and ending at Bradley. There are a variety of speeds in which we walk and have not lost anyone yet, lol. But really, no matter how physically fit you are or if you are afraid you won’t be able to keep up, don’t worry, we accommodate everyone. Simply wear walking shoes, bring your water and come walk with us!! You won’t regret it! Questions: Contact Julie Rogers or the church office.
Beginning Sunday, May 12 – New Spring Adult Sunday morning Study – Join us at 9:45 AM on Sunday mornings in room 204 for a new DVD study of “Discipleship and Mission”. A companion study book will be available for $10. Come join an interactive study and learn more about how Bradley is becoming a church for the community!
Friday, August 23 – Bradley at the Ballpark – Join us for a fun evening at the Indianapolis Indians vs. Louisville Bats game -at 7:15 pm. Fireworks after the game. Adult tickets are $14 each and kids are free! Reserve your seats by contacting Kathy Book or the church office. Deadline for reservations is Sunday, August 11. Tickets will be disbursed by Sunday August 18. There will be no formal get together prior to the game.