This Sunday in Worship from Pastor Darren:
This Sunday is a special event in the life of our annual conference. An “Aldersgate Sunday” worship service will be led by the bishop and the extended cabinet (the district superintendents and conference directors). Aldersgate Sunday is the day we remember John Wesley’s "heart-warming experience" that inspired the Methodist movement. Every church in our conference has been encouraged to air this service. It will be available this Sunday on our YouTube page. The following Sunday we will be back to our regularly scheduled broadcast at 11 a.m.
There will be no bulletin this Sunday.
Last Sunday's service can be found
Last week's bulletin is
The notes from last Sunday's sermon are
Please continue to give by making contributions through the "online giving" tab on our
or by mailing them to the church at 3808 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208.
At Your Home
Pastor Darren can bring communion to your home on the first Mondays of each month. To schedule for June 1, please email
Fykes. To learn more about how we are celebrating communion during this pandemic, read Pastor Darren’s
Building Closed to
All Non-Worship Meetings
The Worship and Arts team thanks everyone who submitted a survey on interim worship procedures. The team is taking your input into consideration as it develops a plan and a timeline to resume in-person worship, and it will announce those plans as soon as possible. The church will remain closed to all non-worship meetings at least through the end of June.
Send us your prayer requests through this email address:
If you would like to download our daily prayer bulletin for this week please click
This year Project Transformation (PT) will look a lot different. There will not be any children in our building, but rather they will participate in an online virtual summer camp from June 8-July 30.
PT’s main focus is and always has been on reading and reading retention. This year the focus will shift. We will send kids home with food and supplies for art, play, social-emotional learning and reading.
We need your help collecting these supplies to distribute this summer! All supplies can be sent or taken to Meridian Street United Methodist Church, 5500 N. Meridian St. You can find things needed on the
or order via PT’s
You are wondering how you can help this year? Help with the supply list! Around 10 volunteers age 18-64 are needed during each of our distribution dates.
You can also sign up to receive a daily
each day this summer during PT.
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please email
Sell who will be happy to answer your questions and get you plugged into this amazing ministry!
According to YouTube the live streaming of our 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday, May 17 has 368 views to date.
Praying for Our Parish
In the Hospital, Rehab or Hospice:
- Ed Alley, Northwest Manor Healthcare Center, 6440 W. 34th St., Indianapolis, IN 46224
- Waldine Anderson, Creekside Health and Rehabilitation Center, 3114 E. 46th St., Indianapolis, IN 46205
- Bruce Laetsch, Aspen Trace Family-First Senior Living, Room 517, 3154 S. State Rd. 135, Greenwood, IN 46143
- Anna Montgomery, IU Health Methodist Hospital, 1701 N. Senate Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46202
- Gabrielle Sellers
- Raphael Sellers
- David Sesay
- Ruth Shaw
- Mandi & Munamu Shawarira
- David, Julie & Robbie Sheffield
- Matt Sheffield
- Ellie Sheffield
- Gina Sheppard
- Alice Shoemaker
- Kathy & Fred Shorter
- Jane Sidey-Ray
- Anita Simmons
- Cathy & David Simpson
- Jay Singh
- Susan Slagle
- Anne & Bud Slagle
Discipleship and Formation
New Testament Sunday School Class Video
If you missed Dr. Perry Kea’s Sunday school class on the New Testament last Sunday, you can find the video of the class
. For those keeping up, this Sunday, May 24 we will not meet due to the Memorial Day weekend. This class will conclude on May 31 when Perry will cover the Letter to the Hebrews and the Book of Revelation. The suggested reading is: Hebrews 1:1-2:1, 6:13-7:10, 15-22, 9:1-28, and Revelation 1, 2:12-17, 4-5, 12-13, 17, 19:11-16 and 22. If you would like to participate or have any questions about the class please email
Four-Week Online Book Study
Starts Wednesday, June 3
Join Sunil Kotian for a four-week book study beginning Wednesday, June 3 from 6:30-8 p.m. via Zoom. He will lead a study on Lysa TerKeurst’s "It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered." The book is available in multiple forms from the Indianapolis Public Library, or feel free to purchase it from your favorite vendor. If you would like to participate please email
Sell for the Zoom link.
Care and Nurture
Thank You for Supporting Our Postpartum Group
A big thank you goes to all North members who have been providing groceries and other essential items for over 30 families included in the postpartum group. Items still needed include: cooking oil; tomato sauce; cans of corn, pinto and black beans; spaghetti; rice; mesa corn flour; baby wipes; diapers; toilet paper and paper towels. Items can be purchased and dropped off at Pastor Darren's house, or purchased online and shipped to his house. The address is: 4324 N. Park Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46205.
If you have any questions please email
Bread and Bowl Volunteer Spotlight
Last Saturday we were blessed to have the young adult group and clergy of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (above) volunteer their time to serve meals for Bread and Bowl. Approximately 50 meals were provided, along with muffins, hamburger/hotdog buns and loaves of bread. A
nother shout-out in gratitude goes to volunteers Aaron Rembert, Mia Kallin and Sarah Ellen Mamlin (left to right in photo below) for devoting time to distribute food at Bread and Bowl this past Thursday.
Children and Families
ELEVATION with Pastor Darren and Miss Amy
All ELEVATION kids are welcome to join Pastor Darren and Miss Amy on a Zoom call on Monday, June 1 at 4 p.m. Pastor Darren asks that each kid bring their favorite toy or activity to show him. Miss Amy will send the link to parents this week. Look for it in your email in-box!
Worship Bulletins for May 24
Here are the children’s worship bulletins for Sunday, May 24 for kids age
3 and older
7 and older
. Enjoy these while you watch the worship service as a family.
Pastor Darren Hangs Out
With the Kids Online
The past two Mondays Pastor Darren and Miss Amy have met via Zoom with the Alternative Worship kids as well as the pre-K kids. It was a great time for everyone!
Youth Group to Meet Sunday on Zoom
Join us on Zoom for Youth Group at 4 p.m. this Sunday! Click
to download Zoom on your sixth- through 12th-grade student's device, and then email
for the info to access the Zoom call.
Please Submit Graduation Info
Any college graduating senior can have his or her name added to our graduation list, which will circulate through our North Church media channels in the next few weeks. If your graduating college student would like to be included on this list please send the following info to
- Student name
- Degree description (ex: "Bachelor of ______ in _______", "Masters of _______", etc.) (optional)
- A photo of the student alone or including family (optional).
Young Adults Hang Out on Zoom
On Monday, May 18 at 6 p.m. North held a Zoom call for our young adults to give them a chance to catch up with their peers. In the coming weeks North will host more online meetings for young adults. If you'd like to be part of these contact
for more information.