In many churches' traditions the fourth candle of Advent represents love, more specifically, God's unfailing and sacrificial love for us. While many of us find hope, peace and joy in knowing God's love, there are many who struggle, particularly this time of year, to feel God's love, to see moments of joy or to feel the hope and peace that come with anticipating and celebrating Christ's birth.
Perhaps you could benefit from one of the "Comfort and Joy", "Blue Christmas", or Longest Night services planned by churches throughout the Central District. Here is a list of services that I am aware of.
December 18 and 19:
Grace UMC, Franklin, Dec. 18 at 5:30 pm and December 19 at both 9:00 am and 11:00 am services
North UMC, Indianapolis, Dec. 19 6:00 pm
Tuesday December 21 Services:
Calvary Brownsburg UMC, 6:45 pm
Danville UMC, 7:00 pm
Mt. Auburn UMC, 7:00 pm, Facebook only
Mt. Comfort UMC, Greenfield, 7:00 pm
Meridian Street UMC, Indianapolis 5:30 pm
Pittsboro UMC, 6:00 pm, Facebook only
St. Luke's UMC, Indianapolis, 6:00 pm
University Heights, Indianapolis, 6:00 pm
Wednesday, December 22 Service:
Christ UMC, Indianapolis, 6:00 pm
If you are struggling this Christmas season, no matter what your circumstances are, it is our prayer that you are somehow reminded of God's persistent love.
If you know of other resources we should share, please let us know by emailing Tina McAninch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Compass is a tool created by Indy Hunger Network and has two key ways to connect individuals with food resources near them. The first is an app for smart phones that automatically provides food resources based on where the individual is. The second is the ability to text for food resources if an individual does not have a smart phone. Check out details of Community Compass. This very valuable tool now works in the donut counties as well as Marion County!
Listing of Central Indiana Food Pantries
We have updated the format of the food pantry list, making it easier to view when printed. You can download the updated listingHERE or from Metro's website's Resources Hub. Please let us know if you have food resources to add or update. We will make updates to this list on a quarterly basis.