Community Alerts

Your congregation is invited to submit a Community Alert.

Community Alerts highlight non-Center sponsored events and happenings in the community that may be of interest to congregations in your area and throughout the state. Items are posted on the website, and a monthly email goes out to congregations on the third Monday of each month. The deadline for submission is the previous Friday.

The news items in Community Alert are not Center sponsored. The information posted does not imply a Center for Congregations endorsement of those products, companies or services. We can accept only one item per congregation each month, and announcements must have a broad, general public interest. We will consider each submission, but not all can be included due to space, timing and content.


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This dinner cabaret, performed by Ann Hampton Calloway, is a fundraiser to support Broadway's music program and operating budget.
This 1-day creativity workshop leads attendees to "Discover the Joy of Creative Collaboration with God." Participants will explore hearing God's voice, authentic creativity, God's impact through creativity, and more. This workshop is for artists and creative practitioners, but many “non-artist’s” have discovered keys to their spiritual growth and unlocked their inherent creativity through this study. The workshop also provides spiritual formation training for those in church arts ministry; whether in music, drama, tech arts, visual arts, etc. The workshop is led by author J.
Those ages 12 and older are invited to join in this FUN Fall FUNdraiser. Tickets include all supplies and light refreshments. The event is open to everyone, not just artists. $15.00 of each ticket purchased will support St. Thomas Clinic, which is a free health clinic housed in St. Thomas Episcopal Church.
Organist Scott Dettra performs. Admission at the door is $10, or for students $5. This event is co-sponsored with the American Guild of Organists, Indianapolis Chapter. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the installation of the church's Casavant organ, St Paul's presents acclaimed organist Scott Dettra in recital.
The Christian Theological Seminary bookstore will close this fall. From now until the closing, the bookstore is offering discounts on items. For in-stock books, folks buying two will receive 30% off retail on the entire order; those buying 3 will receive 40% off retail on the entire order; or anyone purchasing 4 or more will receive 50% off retail on the entire order. Extended hours of operation are: Monday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tuesday: 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Wednesday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (closed for chapel from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.); Thursday: 1 p.m.-8 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m.-noon. All are welcome.
Zion Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, IN, will host a presentation by Rev. Dr. Lawrence Brennan on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Fr. Brennan will speak on the topic “500 Years Later, The Reformation: A Roman Catholic Perspective.” Fr. Brennan is professor of systematic theology at Kenrick Seminary in St. Louis, MO. Rev. Dr. Roland Ziegler of Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne offers a Lutheran response. The day begins at 1:30 p.m. with Fr. Brennan’s presentation, followed by Dr. Ziegler’s response. There will be a time for questions and answers.
All are invited to an informational meeting about the 2018 Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Program for Indiana Congregations at Christian Theological Seminary. It will be held Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm in Shelton Auditorium at Christian Theological Seminary, 1000 West 42nd St., Indianapolis. The Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Program seeks to strengthen Indiana congregations by providing opportunities for pastors to step away briefly from the persistent obligations of daily parish life and to engage in a period of renewal and reflection.
While 50% of all adults will develop at least one mental illness over the course of their lives, many of them will go first to a pastor before going to a psychiatrist or medical doctor to seek help. However, most pastors haven’t been equipped to address mental health challenges among their people. Mental illness is not the result of weak faith or a lack of spiritual willpower. The church has a unique opportunity to eliminate the stigma and talk openly about mental health.