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Welcome! Broad Ripple United Methodist Church is an open congregation in the heart of Broad Ripple village. 



BRUMC HiveThe Broad Ripple
UMC Hive

The greatest joy in life comes from knowing that God loves us deeply.  As disciples of Jesus Christ we have all the resources of God available to us when we live faithfully as His people.  When we follow His leading we experience amazing blessings.  When God is the true center of our lives we will want to do all we can to help others experience the same grace, mercy and love.

Broad Ripple UMC is an open, welcoming congregation that is involved in reaching out in mission, service, witness and love.  BRUMC is located in a significant place to do ministry and make a difference in the world.  As we continue to seek God and His direction for the future, the congregation will grow in strength, numbers, and outreach.  To continue to be available to God in this place, there are some things that need to happen.

The church building is important as a place for worship, fellowship, and learning, and a place from which we can move out into the world for ministry.  Buildings need to be maintained to be useful and the BRUMC building has some needs.  We want our building to be like a beehive of activity that is alive with love, grace and ministry.  Bees bring nectar back to the hive to create honey.  Our nectar, as disciples of Christ, is in the effective ministry that we accomplish so we can keep growing the hive.

We are initiating a capital funds campaign to raise funds to pay off our loan for previous "hive" repairs and to prepare for other repairs that will be necessary in the near future.  Since some of our previous work was made necessary by bees, it seemed appropriate to theme our campaign around them.  We will have a Hive Chart on display in the parlor to show our progress.  As gifts are made to the campaign, the individual cells of the Hive will be filled until it is completely filled.

You are invited to contribute nectar to the Hive so that we may maintain BRUMC as a vital place for ministry.  Your gifts are not about bricks and mortar, they are about having a home from which to do effective ministry.  Pray about the needs of BRUMC and this campaign.  Seek God's direction in how God wants you to participate.  Do not be afraid to bee generous.  God is always extravagantly generous. 

The goal of the campaign is $50,000.  $17,000 will pay off the loan and the remaining $33,000 will be needed soon for plumbing, heating, air conditioning, electrical and parking lot expenses.  Bee an investor in the future of BRUMC's ministry.  If we will bee faithful, God will help us provide the  honey..

You may share your gift as a one-time offering or make smaller contributions at whatever interval is comfortable for you.  Your gifts may be placed in the offering plate at worship or mailed to the church.  Please return your gift or pledge of a gift by October 31.  Bee sure to indicate that your gift is for the Building campaign. 

With bee-lief in the future,

Rev. Paula and the Leadership Team

Rummage Sale

from Shirley Lewis

The annual fall Church Rummage Sale will be Friday & Saturday, October 14 & 15 with set up on Thursday, October 13 from 9 :00am until completed.  Sale Hours:  Fri. 8-5 p.m. & Sat.8-12 noon.

PaulaBrent will be out from July 1 through September 30. The Rev. Paula Mayberry, who served as your interim pastor last fall during my paternity leave, has agreed to return as your pastor during that period.

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I appreciate the opportunity to again be in ministry with the family and friends of BRUMC.  God is with us and will guide us as we serve Christ together.  The mission of The United Methodist Church is:  To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.  We are reminded daily, sometimes in horrific ways, that the world is in need of transformation.   God created the world to be a place of peace, joy, beauty and love for everyone.  World-wide terrorism, ISIS, human trafficking, and more create a world of fear and turmoil.  In our own nation the problems of poverty, abuse, racism, sexism, homophobia, ageism, the economy, and the nature of the current presidential campaign all create fear, abuse, intolerance and terror.    We may wonder if there can be peace and prosperity at all.

We who follow Christ are the ones who have the power to change things for the better because we have the Holy Spirit to guide us and supply us with the resources we need.  We can change the world if we will put Christ first in our lives and truly believe that with God all things are possible.  When Christ is our center, we learn to lay aside wrong ideas and biases, so that we may love as God loves.  Love is the power that transforms lives.  Be a transformer.

Rev. Paula

You are welcome, as you are, to join us in worshiping God every Sunday morning at 10:40am.

Nursery care and special activities for older kids are available during worship services.

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We are located in the heart of Broad Ripple at Guilford and 62nd St. Here is a map to the church.

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Our church is part of the Central District of the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church.

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