The Sarcasm Font

Posted by Andy Charnstrom on

I’ve noticed, lately, an uptick in the injection of sarcastic remarks into dialogue on serious matters in our country.  Actually, more than an uptick—more like a flood.  How unfortunate!   What is sarcasm?  My online dictionary (via a Google search) defines...

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Fresh Starts, New Beginnings

Posted by Andy Charnstrom on

The mid-term elections are over; only a few votes remain to be counted, only a small number of races yet an issue.  If you’re like me at all, you have already let out a sigh of relief.  No more campaign ads, no more accusations, no more fear of talking with friends and neighbors...

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Sunday Night: Intergenerational Vacation Bible School Day Two

Posted by Lisa Lorentz on

Sunday brings Night Two of our very popular Intergenerational Vacation Bible School and you don't want to miss it! We're looking forward to another fun-filled night of learning and laughing. Just a hint: the snacks we're planning are going to be grrrrrreat and Noah will make another appearance!...

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Tags: ark, bible, chapel, children, church, genesis, génesis, indiana, indianapolis, indianápolis, indy, intergenerational, kids, methodist, noah, school, union, united, vacation

Your Legacy at Union Chapel

Posted by Lisa Lorentz on

Betty and Josie Clawson... Bob and Lela Bauerband... Thelma Farmer... Ruby and Rosemary Whitehall... George Ellsworth... Alice Witt... Jim, Ann, and Wally Knight... these are just some of the names I remember fondly from my tiny, hometown church. These are some of the people who made a lasting...

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The Hard News

Posted by Andy Charnstrom on

Just home from a hospital visit with a beloved parishioner.  Early this morning, I felt a nudge, a push—get up and go to the hospital soon.  Off I went. I sat in the quiet room for a half hour.  Quiet prayers.  Thinking about this good man’s life; imagining him...

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Tags: change, end of life, grief, indiana, indianapolis, indianápolis, indy, jesus, new life, new ways, union chapel, united methodist church

Taking in the Spiritual Colors of Fall

Posted by Andy Charnstrom on

Dear Friends:   I've been the primary dog walker in our home the past few days.  Chloe walks in the morning and just after she eats her supper late in the afternoon.  As we "fell back" into Eastern Standard time, we've adjusted, Chloe and I, so that the afternoon walk comes just...

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The Path We Are To Follow

Posted by Andy Charnstrom on

Dear Friends:   Be imitators of Jesus.  What a bold challenge!  Be imitators of the One who is perfect.  Be imitators of the One whose mind is pure and purely compassionate.  Be imitators of the One whose courage exceeds our imagination of what it means to be...

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Love is an Action Verb: Pay It Forward!

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For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God...

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Chapel U Lunch & Learn: Bird's The Word!

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Psalm 84:3 "Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young— a place near your altar, my God."   Bird’s The Word! WHEN:Wednesday, October 18, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Nature lovers, join us for a Lunch &...

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Tags: adult ministry, birds, chapel u, indiana, indianapolis, indianápolis, nora, union chapel, united methodist church, wildlife, rehabilitator

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