Finish This Story!

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Do you remember the opportunities in the magazines, back when you were a kid, to finish a drawing or to color a picture that you could then submit and, possibly, win a prize?  I was always surprised when the magazine published the finalists and the winners’ pictures, how different...

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Recent Union Chapel Missions Projects

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When a Little Can Mean So Much! UgandaLast month, Union Chapel was given an opportunity to make an immediate impact for Christian brothers and sisters struggling to build a church in Uganda. Our friends at Grace Tabernacle Ministries (you might remember the Congolese choir from that church who...

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Citizenship = Others First

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Watching, for even a moment, the coverage the other day (June 6, 2019) of the commemoration of the seventy-fifth anniversary of D-Day, can one fail to be in awe of the courage, conviction and commitment—in other words, the citizenship—of those who crossed the English Channel fully...

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Why go "Intergenerational" with Vacation Bible School?

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Last summer we launched our first Intergenerational Vacation Bible School (IVBS) and it was a huge success! You may ask, what are the advantages of an IVBS? Here's the scoop: 1. Children with challenges that might make being left on their own at a VBS program a frightening prospect can attend...

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Tags: ministries, ministry, bible, vacation, childrens, school, united methodist church, nora, indiana, indianapolis, union chapel indy

The Church Imperfect

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The Church Imperfect There’s an old Christmas carol, called, as far as I can tell, “Irish Carol,” whose chorus goes like this: In heav'n the Church triumphant adores with all her choirs The militant on earth with humble faith admires The carol was on an album produced by...

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The Sarcasm Font

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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

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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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Our Garden is Bugged!

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With all the concern in the news about the potential extinction of Monarch butterflies and bees, it might bring a little joy to your heart to hear that our Creation Care Ministry is bearing fruit other than vegetables... Last week, Tobacco Hookworms (the larval stage of the Hummingbird Moth)...

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Date Set for Charge Conference to Determine Building Addition

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Dear Friends:  On Tuesday, July 24, 2018, at 7:00 P.M., we will be conducting a Church Conference in accordance with the Book of Discipline for the purpose of obtaining congregational approval of the proposed plan to contract for, build, and pay for a significant addition to the church...

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Sunday Night: Intergenerational Vacation Bible School Day Two

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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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