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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Tags: easter, indiana, indianapolis, indianápolis, jesus, lazarus, listen, union chapel, united methodist church, voice

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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Tags: church, indiana, indianapolis, indianápolis, temptation, union chapel, united methodist

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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Tags: indiana, indianapolis, indianápolis, survivor, united methodist church, rupert boneham, union chapel youth, rupert's kids

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

Posted by Mike Oles on

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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Tags: dresden, event, indiana, indianapolis, indianápolis, kurt vonnegut, union chapel, united methodist church, slaughterhouse-five

Foolish Faith

Posted by Andy Charnstrom on

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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Tags: indiana, indianapolis, indianápolis, union chapel, united methodist church, foolish faith

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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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 Life of Service

Posted by Andy Charnstrom on

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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Tags: christian, gospel of john, indianapolis, indianápolis, jesus, sacrifice, service, union chapel indy, united methodist church

What Does It Mean To Seek?

Posted by Andy Charnstrom on

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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Tags: christian, church, indianapolis, indianápolis, indy, jesus, new year, seeking, union chapel, united methodist, wise men

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