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

 

INHOUSE CHURCH HAS BEEN SUSPENED FOR NOW
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Link to the Service January 24, 2021
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 Pilgrims Journey

Amanda Gorman at the Inauguration

The Hill we Climb

When day comes, we ask ourselves, where can we find light in this never-ending shade?

The loss we carry. A sea we must wade.

We braved the belly of the beast.

We've learned that quiet isn't always peace, and the norms and notions of what "just" is isn't always justice.

And yet the dawn is ours before we knew it.

Somehow we do it.

Somehow we weathered and witnessed a nation that isn't broken, but simply unfinished.

We, the successors of a country and a time where a skinny Black girl descended from slaves and raised by a single mother can dream of becoming president, only to find herself reciting for one.

And, yes, we are far from polished, far from pristine, but that doesn't mean we are striving to form a union that is perfect.

We are striving to forge our union with purpose.

To compose a country committed to all cultures, colors, characters and conditions of man.

And so we lift our gaze, not to what stands between us, but what stands before us.

We close the divide because we know to put our future first, we must first put our differences aside.

We lay down our arms so we can reach out our arms to one another.

We seek harm to none and harmony for all.

Let the globe, if nothing else, say this is true.

That even as we grieved, we grew.

That even as we hurt, we hoped.

That even as we tired, we tried.

That we'll forever be tied together, victorious.

Not because we will never again know defeat, but because we will never again sow division.

Scripture tells us to envision that everyone shall sit under their own vine and fig tree, and no one shall make them afraid.

If we're to live up to our own time, then victory won't lie in the blade, but in all the bridges we've made.

That is the promise to glade, the hill we climb, if only we dare.

It's because being American is more than a pride we inherit.

It's the past we step into and how we repair it.

We've seen a force that would shatter our nation, rather than share it.

Would destroy our country if it meant delaying democracy.

And this effort very nearly succeeded.

But while democracy can be periodically delayed, it can never be permanently defeated.

In this truth, in this faith we trust, for while we have our eyes on the future, history has its eyes on us.

This is the era of just redemption.

We feared at its inception.

We did not feel prepared to be the heirs of such a terrifying hour.

But within it we found the power to author a new chapter, to offer hope and laughter to ourselves.

So, while once we asked, how could we possibly prevail over catastrophe, now we assert, how could catastrophe possibly prevail over us?

We will not march back to what was, but move to what shall be: a country that is bruised but whole, benevolent but bold, fierce and free.

We will not be turned around or interrupted by intimidation because we know our inaction and inertia will be the inheritance of the next generation, become the future.

Our blunders become their burdens.

But one thing is certain.

If we merge mercy with might, and might with right, then love becomes our legacy and change our children's birthright.

So let us leave behind a country better than the one we were left.

Every breath from my bronze-pounded chest, we will raise this wounded world into a wondrous one.

We will rise from the golden hills of the West.

We will rise from the windswept Northeast where our forefathers first realized revolution.

We will rise from the lake-rimmed cities of the Midwestern states.

We will rise from the sun-baked South.

We will rebuild, reconcile, and recover.

And every known nook of our nation and every corner called our country, our people diverse and beautiful, will emerge battered and beautiful.

When day comes, we step out of the shade of flame and unafraid.

The new dawn balloons as we free it.

For there is always light, if only we're brave enough to see it.

If only we're brave enough to be it.

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Pastor Kevin
 

Kevin Davis
Pastor Broadripple UMC
Director of Visitation 
St. Luke's UMC
317-846-3404 ext.326 
317-289-8465 - Cell

 

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Link to the Service January 24, 2021
 

Sermon Series: Finding New Life

Sermon Title: By Yielding

Scripture: Matthew 4: 1-11

 

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 Home inside ofme

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Bishop TrimbleENCOURAGEMENT FROM THE BISHOP

Dear Indiana United Methodists,

We are in a new year with new challenges and opportunities. May 2021 be a year of blessing, generosity, and adaptability.

I share this message as COVID-19 cases continue to increase and hospitals are near capacity. As your bishop who cares for you and the well-being of all of our families and communities, I ask you to stay the course with an abundance of caution.

I know it has been difficult not meeting in gathered sanctuary worship. Please continue moving forward for the foreseeable future using adaptive ways of connecting. I believe it to be the better part of wisdom to continue to not meet in person at your churches.

It may be months down the road, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. God is able, even in dark times. May we choose to be a blessing by reaching out and calling or writing or communicating support for one another. "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it" (John 1:5).

Be encouraged,

Bishop Julius C. Trimble
Resident Bishop
Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church

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Finance

Thank you for all your gifts - great and small.  While we are not meeting on Sundays, please feel free to mail your contributions to the church or check with your bank about auto-pay alternatives.  

A Pay Pal account has been established and can currently be used for Broad Ripple UMC. Check out the link in the rightside menu for directions.

BUILDING FUND

If you would like to contribute to the building funds, please mark your payments as Capital Improvements. There is always something that needs repairing or sprucing up.

Here is an example of what's being done recently. 

Curbside painting thanks to Mike Smith

Smith Curb

 

We are pleased to announce that our congregation's Connect Through Tech Grant request from the Indianapolis Center for Congregations, Inc. (the "Center") for $5,000 has been approved.  The Center is pleased to offer this grant to support your investments in technology that will aid in your congregation staying connected during this challenging time and beyond.

AROUND THE BUILDING UPDATE:

Check it out!! New Hand Sanitizer Dispensers are being installed on the walls near doors and halls. 


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BROADRIPPLE AREA NEWS

 

BROAD RIPPLE  FARMER'S MARKET MOVES INDOORS....AND MORE

The Farmers Market moves indoors to the former Glendale Macy's space November 2020 - April 2021!

Huge thanks to Kite Realty for hosting this important community initiative.

Dogs are back (10am-12pm only)! Broad Ripple Farmers Market, Saturdays, 8am-12pm, Glendale East Parking lot 6100 N. Rural Street (NOTE: Due to COVID-19, shoppers must wear face masks 8-9am.)

  • First Saturday Clean-Up, Saturday October 3 10am-noon, IFD Station 32.
  • Fall Public Meeting and Annual BRVA Election, Tuesday, November 17 6am, Live-streamed fromThe Vogue (stay tuned for the potential of in-person attendance.)
  • Small Business Saturday, Saturday November 28 10am, Pick up swag bags while supplies last, BRVA Office 818 Broad Ripple Avenue

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Finance

Thank you for all your gifts - great and small.  While we are not meeting on Sundays, please feel free to mail your contributions to the church or check with your bank about auto-pay alternatives.  

A Pay Pal account has been established and can currently be used for Broad Ripple UMC. Check out the link in the rightside menu for directions.

BUILDING FUND

If you would like to contribute to the building funds, please mark your payments as Capital Improvements. There is always something that needs repairing or sprucing up.

Check Out the Calendar --- 

We have a lot going on in our building from music to meals to mowing, to fun and games. Look at the calendar.

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