Community Alerts

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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All are welcome to this run/walk, car cruise in, informational booths and more to promote awareness and fundraising for veteran services. The funds raised this year will go to support The Shepherd's House in Fort Wayne. The event is scheduled for 8 a.m. - noon. Please contact info@aboitechurch.org with any questions. Later that evening, former U.S. Navy SEAL Chad Williams draws from his experience in the SEAL Teams to communicate an instructive perspective on teamwork, resilience, leadership and self-motivation.
This month's Messy Church is a Wet 'n Wild day. Messy Church is for young families. The Wet n Wild event is a fun time with water activities for pre-school and early elementary aged children and their parents, which includes worship and story time plus hot dogs and lemonade.
Faith Communities: Creating Courageous and Healing Spaces with Reverend Lynn James is September 12. James, along with local experts and faith leaders, will lead participants through various topics with discussion, networking, and solution-building. Topics include: What is Trauma - Current Research, Widening the Window of Tolerance, Antidotes and Harmful Messages in Everyday LIfe, Skills for Soothing Highly Distressed People and more. James is a licensed clinical professional counselor. She has been a trauma specialist since 1990, focusing on complex PTSD and dissociation.
This traveling art exhibit of about 36 pieces comes from the Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion Museum, and is a collection of artworks from around the world exploring the diversity of the Sabbath. Included are works of photography, textile, and collage, as well as paintings, all exploring some aspect of Shabbat. Created by a variety of international artists, the artworks and ritual objects represent a diverse, 21st-century, approach to this day of rest. The exhibit is open to the public on Thursday afternoons from 1 to 3 p.m.
Fall 2018 RENEW: Praying and Pondering the Word of God focuses on two important spiritual disciplines: reading the Bible and praying. Dr. Whitney, a pastor, professor and author of "Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life," will give Biblical, practical suggestions to grow your spiritual life - especially in prayer and scripture meditation. Light snacks will be available throughout the weekend. This weekend if free, but registration is required. Space is limited. There will be a handful of Dr. Whitney's book available to purchase for cash or check. Dr.
The 2018-2019 season includes a collection of concerts featuring chamber music. The series begins with cello-piano duo Jean-Louis Haguenauer and Adriana Contino. Their collaborative performances are acclaimed for their exceptional artistry and fresh approach to classical literature. This concert celebrates the acquisition of a new grand piano in the worship space at St. Paul’s.
This Community Health Fair event is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and will provide free services while educating the public.
CMI Global is a fellowship of clergy and churches with headquarters in Fort Wayne, Indiana. This conference is October 8-10, featuring guest speaker Dutch Sheets. Check the web link above for schedule.
With the goal of helping other congregations most effectively use their God-given gifts to the fullest, Christ Lutheran Church in Phoenix, Arizona, started the Best Practices for Ministry Conference. Participants at this free conference were greeted with warm hospitality, great speakers and practical workshops. Three years ago, Carmel Lutheran (now Cornerstone Lutheran) brought the concept of the conference to Indiana to make it more easily accessible to more congregations "in the Heartland". St.
This fall, a revamped version of Open Community will become a central piece of the church’s vision to CONNECT, SHARE, and EXPLORE. Every few months, Methodist Temple will host a speaker on a topic relevant to people across Evansville. In the five weeks following the lecture, a book study will be presented for those who want to learn more and to connect with new people. The first session is Wednesday, October 10, at 5:30 p.m., on the topic of iimmigration justice in the United States. Speaker, Patti Gutierrez, is a writer and consultant for Hispanic Catholic ministries in Kentucky.