A HISTORY OF UNION CHAPEL, PART 5: 2000 - Today

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As Union Chapel moves into the future, we take a moment to appreciate where we've been. Our history is rich, the faith of our forefathers reaching back to Indiana's "pioneer days." Here, we present episode four of five. If you've found yourself in the middle of the story, the other installments...

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Union Chapel to Welcome Preschool

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The Pitter-Patter of Many Little Feet... Union Chapel, already home to the Indiana Fine Arts Academy, will welcome the Northeast Cooperative Preschool (NCP) in the fall of 2017. This partnership was approved by the Church's Unified Council at its December meeting. NCP...

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A History of Union Chapel, Part 4: 1961 – 2000

Posted by Sharon Moore on

As Union Chapel moves into the future, we take a moment to appreciate where we've been. Our history is rich, the faith of our forefathers reaching back to Indiana's "pioneer days." Here, we present episode four of five. If you've found yourself in the middle of the story, the other installments...

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Tags: church, history, indiana, indianapolis, indianápolis, nora, union chapel, united methodist church

A History of Union Chapel, Part 3: 1937 - 1961

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As #UnionChapelIndy prepares to boldly move into the future, we take a moment to appreciate where we've been. Our own Sharon Moore has researched and written the history of the church in installments One and Two. Here, we present part three... Early in this era of the church, the age of the...

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A Life of Service

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Dear Friends:   Last week, the message in worship was about seeking--seeking purpose, seeking meaning, seeking one another and, most of all, seeking God.  We considered wise men and shepherds and angels and gleaming stars; we considered, also, a frightened tyrant, a...

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A History of Union Chapel, Part 2: 1897 - 1937

Posted by Sharon Moore on

Union Chapel is moving into the future. To appreciate where we are going, it is helpful to understand where we've been. Our own Sharon Moore has graciously researched the church's history. The origin of the church can be found here. This is the second installment: In 1897, two couples joined...

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What Does It Mean To Seek?

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Dear Friends:   With the New Year, we have seen the efforts of many to "self-improve."  At the YMCA, for example, the parking lot is crowded, new faces flash on the check-in screen, the steps of the unfamiliar fall on treadmills and, of course, shiny new work-out clothes...

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A History of Union Chapel, Part 1: 1822 - 1897

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Union Chapel is moving into the future. And, to appreciate where we are going, it is helpful to understand where we have been. No story of Union Chapel Church can be separated from Union Chapel Cemetery. In 1822, Jacob and Elizabeth Whitinger began clearing land in north-central Marion...

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"Goatness" to "Sheepness"

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Dear Friends:   Miriam passed away last week.  She died on a Friday, leaving her two days short of her ninetieth Christmas Day.  The world is diminished by her passing.   Miriam was a member of a church I served before, in the past.   But she was more--so...

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The Light

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Dear Friends:   The season is upon us--Christmas is here.  I write this on the first day of Winter, after the longest night of the year.  I read a story--and we have to be careful today in knowing what is reliable--but the story said that last night was the longest and darkest...

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