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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Community Alerts

The Interfaith Thanksgiving Dinner on Sunday, November 19 is presented by Global Interfaith Partnership, a coalition of Indiana congregations working with Kenyan partners to provide sustenance for orphaned and vulnerable children in western Kenya. This event is the primary fundraiser for GIP’s school lunch program, which provides a nutritious daily meal for 3,200 Kenyan students. In addition to a delicious meal and auction, the evening will include a few brief presentations.
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church presents a Christmas concert, with free performances on Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2. While the concert is free, the audience is invited to “pay it forward” through a freewill offering received during the concert, which will benefit a local immigration resettling support agency, the Immigrant Welcome Center. Funds received at last year’s performances resulted in a $19,000 donation to a local food pantry. This year’s candlelight concert, “Welcome Christmas!
On December 9, 10 a.m.-noon, all are welcome to hear The Ripple Effect Choir at University Park Mall (Barnes & Noble atrium) as they sing Christmas carols and collect donations of new mittens, gloves, scarves, coats, hats and other winter apparel for those in need.
Fort Wayne Rising proudly presents The Brilliance live in concert on Wednesday, December 13, 2018 at C2G music hall. With their second full-length project, David Gungor and John Arndt—otherwise known as The Brilliance—present All Is Not Lost. Tickets are $12 for general admission, open seating. The first two rows are reserved for VIP ticket holders. VIP tickets are $25 and include early entry for intimate pre-show performance of 2-3 songs, brief Q&A, and access to front row seats for the show. All tickets will be delivered digitally via email.
Scott Harrison, founder and CEO of charity: water, explores the 21st century face of charity. Scott will share his unique story of rediscovering his lost faith that brought him face-to-face with the global water crisis. He leveraged technology and innovation to reinvent charity and build America’s largest private funder of international water programming, and along the way, transformed the traditional form of charity. Scott founded the non-profit organization charity: water in 2006.