Our Labor Is Not In Vain

Posted by Andy Charnstrom on

Dear Friends:   We will not all die, but we will all be changed, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye....  Paul wrote to the Corinthians (1 Corinthians 15) of the resurrection.  Therefore, my beloved, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord...

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Listen For It...

Posted by Andy Charnstrom on

Dear Friends:   The stories passed down from generation to generation had taught them that the soul leaves the body three days after death occurs.  I don't know why.  But Lazarus had been dead now for four days--long enough that his soul must have departed.  And here came...

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The Temptation to Leave Too Soon

Posted by Andy Charnstrom on

Dear Friends:   You'll know where to find me at the party.  I'm the guy in the corner, sitting on the stairway, outside on the deck or, maybe, talking with one other kindred soul.  I'm the early-leaver, the one who engages sincerely with others but, on the inside, is dying to...

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New Saturday Night Lenten Series: The Arts Abbey

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The Arts Abbey: Where Spirituality, Arts, and Community Connect Mark your calendar for this 5-Saturday series -- a unique opportunity to discover the spiritual side of the Arts. Free and family-friendly. Childcare and light meals available at each event. In this Saturday Series, there will...

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Radical Hospitality: A How To Guide

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Jesus came not to be served, but to serve.  Welcoming the stranger isn't optional. It's an essential, Christ-like act. To be fair, it’s natural to get caught up in visiting the people we haven’t seen all week in the minutes before and after church services. However...

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Rupert Boneham Named Director of Youth Ministries/Outreach

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Rupert Boneham is probably a familiar face in your household. If your child is involved in youth ministries at Union Chapel, he's about to be even more familiar!  Known to the world for more than a decade as fan-favorite "Rupert", from the reality television show Survivor, Boneham has...

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Finding Home

Posted by Andy Charnstrom on

Dear Friends:   Life takes unexpected turns; we can't see around the corners that we approach and, in truth, it is just as well that we cannot.  I rounded a corner in the past week, one that was inevitable and, yet, dreaded.  My sister--my big sister, Carol--fell gravely ill...

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Tags: bereavement, coming home, death of a loved one, indiana, indianapolis, indianápolis, kindness, lost, understanding, union chapel, united methodist church

Coming Event: Slaughterhouse-Five, Feb 13

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Kurt Vonnegut is an Indianapolis hero, the author of Slaughterhouse-Five, of one of the twentieth century’s greatest novels. Join us on Monday, February 13, as we honor this masterpiece. The events of February 13, 1945 are the catalyst and cataclysm for Slaughterhouse-Five. Vonnegut...

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Now What?

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What WAS that? Sunday, January 22nd was a landmark in the history of this church -- a joyous culmination of our rebranding process which, in my 30 years as a public relations professional, is memorable as a uniquely congenial transition. God's hands were definitely in the work.  Wait...Why...

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Foolish Faith

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Dear Friends:   I wonder if you have ever heard the story of "The Fool and the Flying Ship" as it is narrated by the late Robin Williams.  It is a marvelous Russian folktale brought to life by the master of endearing voices; the Tsar of Russia has promised the hand of his...

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