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April 21, 2021 


This week's Metro Easter video comes from Rev. Dr. Aleze Fulbright, the Conference Superintendent for the Central District. Dr. Aleze shares about two youth programs at Chapel Hill UMC, along with a message of hope and encouragement to not be afraid because God is with us.    



Bishop Trimble's Response to Chauvin Trial Verdict

I want to share Bishop Trimble's response to yesterday's verdict in the Chauvin trial, if you have not already read it. May we consider his prayer for continued peace-making and justice-seeking. Read his words HERE.    



Service of Grief and Hope



Plainfield UMC is holding a Service of Grief and Hope to honor the victims of the April 15 mass shooting at the FedEx Ground facility near the Indianapolis International Airport. 

The service will be live-streamed here. The service is open to everyone in the community, though digital participation is encouraged due to limited seating.



United Methodist Women

Faith Talks on Gun Violence

This month's UMW Faith Talks webinar is on gun violence and ways to prevent it. While this topic had been planned for some time, it is unfortunaly even more relevant to us here in Indianapolis than it was before last Thursday's mass shooting at the west side Fed-Ex ground facility.
Jennifer R. Farmer will host and interview three women leaders from across the country who are working in their communities and nationally, advocating for public policy to end gun violence in the U.S.
The webinar will be held next Thursday, April 29 at 2:00 pm. Register to join The webinar will be held next Thursday, April 29 at 2:00. REGISTER to join.



Workshop Series Coming Soon!


Thank you to everyone who responded with thoughts on workshop topics that would be beneficial to your church's efforts to address community needs. We are working on a schedule to begin offering workshops every two months beginning in May.

The first workshop will focus on Connecting Others with Community Resources and will feature mulitple panelists to share their experience with and knowledge of community resources. This workshop will be scheduled for the later half in May and will be delivered via Zoom.

Stay tuned for specific date and registration information!         


Farmers Markets Gleaning Volunteers Needed!

Society of St. Andrew Indiana is seeking church support in gleaning efforts at Indianapolis area farmers markets this year. They are seeking churches to commit to gleaning for one month. The months of June, August and October are currently available at:
  • Garfield Farmers Market, Saturdays 12-1pm
  • Downtown City Market, Wednesdays 1-2pm
Two volunteers are needed at each location. Contact Ann Radtke if your church can sponsor a month at one of the two locations, or both!, in-glean@endhunger.org or 317.607.004.              



Plug In at Camp!

Check out the 2021 Impact 2818 Camp Booklet! The booklet contains this year's schedule, information on fees, safety guidelines, registration information and more!             



The Central District Lay Servant Academy is offering Living our United Methodist Beliefs course in two successive Sunday afternoon Zoom sessions on April 18 and 25, 2021. For registration and more details, click HERE.              



Church Women United, Inc.

Church Women United is a racially, culturally, theologically inclusive Christian women’s movement, celebrating unity in diversity and working for a world of peace and justice. This national organization is hosting weekly ZOOM sessions on various topics.  Here are the April and May flyers that include the topics and speakers for each week. The sessions are on Wednesdays at 1:00 pm.

Church Women United also invites you to join their Woman 2 Woman special online event on Saturday, April 24 at 1:00 pm. Click for Event Details, including registration information.                 




Take a moment to check out Metro's Resources Hub on our website, where we now broadly share resources in the categories of:

  • Food & Basic Needs
  • Children & Youth
  • COVID-19
  • Mental Health
  • Racial & Social Justice
  • Central District & Conference

If you know of other resources we should share, please let us know by emailing Tina McAninch at metrodirector1923@gmail.com.     




These Food Resources will continue to be shared weekly here and are now available on Metro's Resources Hub. Please note the information on these linked pages is subject to change frequently. For the most current information, use the links rather than printed documents.

For Food Pantries and Community Meal information in Marion, Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Johnson, Morgan and Shelby counties, click HERE.

Farmers to Families distributions in Johnson County in April: 16th and 23rd, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Note: Mt. Olive United Methodist Church in Morgan County remaining April pantry dates are April 19 and 30th, from 2-6 p.m.  

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