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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Tags: christianity, indiana, indianapolis, indianápolis, jesus, jesús, love, neighbor, new beginnings, union chapel, united methodist church

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

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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NOW FORMING: Free Community Children's Choir at IFAA

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FREE Community Children's Choir The Children's Choir of Nora is a partnership between the Indiana Fine Arts Academy and Union Chapel UMC.  The goal is to provide an engaging, diverse, and affordable vocal opportunity on the Northside of Indianapolis. Each participant will...

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Guitar Class Forming at Indiana Fine Arts Academy

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Union Chapel's longtime ministry partner, the Indiana Fine Arts Academy, has just a few spots open in this semester's Guitar course. Sign up now! Guitar class affords each participant a solid foundation in beginning guitar. A method book will be utilized allowing students to continue...

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Block Party on September 16: The Last Blast of Summer

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Greetings to Our Nora Neighbors! Union Chapel UMC is once again hosting its annual FREE neighborhood block party. On September 16th from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. we’ll be offering a painting party by Arty Party, food trucks, tie-dye-your-own-shirt color bar, music, bubble garden, games, prizes...

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