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






Link to the Service May 9, 2021

Sermon Title: Lighten Your Load

Scripture:  Hebrew 12:1-3



About a week and a half ago I finally hiked just over 7 miles with my backpack weighing in at 30 lbs. It was late in the day, so I really focused on making good time and didn’t really have many breaks. There is just a different mindset when you have limited time to train, and you must reach a certain distance.

As I finished that hike, I was coming down a steep hill in Brown County and feeling a sense of accomplishment. It felt good because it was my first day hiking with 30 lbs and it went well. As I walked out of the woods and looked right, this sunset stopped me in my tracks, and I almost fell over.

You see I was thinking about what I had accoomplished that day, and I almost missed this amazing sunset on the lake with a full moon. God has a way of speaking through his creation. In that moment I was reminded of a few things. While, I had finished the race for that day, God had much bigger things in mind.

Even though I had accomplished something physically; it pales in comparison to what God can accomplish through his creation. The God of creation loves you and is with you.

When you have a moment, just look around and see God in creation! 

If you would like to share a prayer request, or a thanksgiving, please email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  so we can lift you up during our online service.

Pastor Kevin

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


Hopefully the COVID Virus is becoming controlled. With the good news that the numbers of infections show some decrease and many people are getting their vaccinations, we are open for inhouse church.

We will continue mandatory social distancing and mask requirements at this time.

We will keep you updated when we make adjustments to these precautions.





820 E 67th St, Indianapolis, IN 46220

On May 15 and 16, the Indianapolis Art Center, in partnership with Indy Jazz Fest, will bring us a new community event showcasing the talents of Central Indiana creators through art, music, food and drink.

The festival features more than 50 local artists, in mediums including pottery, jewelry, paintings, fiber arts, prints, and more. A full musical lineup includes hip-hop, jazz, latin, salsa, groove, singer-songwriter artists. Performances will also include spoken word artists and the Young Actors Theatre. 

Culinary and beverage offerings will be available from The Jazz Kitchen, Bazbeaux Pizza, Brics, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, Sun King Brewing, The Library Coffee Bar, Olivery Winery, and much more. 

Only 1,500 tickets are currently expected to be available each day, and Locally Made will take place entirely outdoors in the Indianapolis Art Center’s ARTSPARK, so don't wait to buy your ticket!

Tickets are available now on the Locally Made website: locallymadeindy.com.



Last Month our church Parsonage experienced a major sewer problem. After an assessment from a plumber, it was determined that the entire sewer line from the house to the main sewer line had caved in all the way to the main line to the street and needed to be replaced. This resulted in a nearly $30,000 invoice for the work to be done. We were able to cover this debt with a Loan from the United Methodist Foundation. We set the loan to be paid for over the next 10 years. I would like to see that paid off much sooner if possible. We would love to have your help in making this possible. If you can help with donations, please add a gift with your contributions labeled Capital Improvements and we can reach the end of the sewer line goal.


Cathy and the Finance Team


Your contributions to the church are always a blessing. Please drop your offering in the mail slot on the front door, in the office or mail to 6185 Guilford Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220. You can also check with your bank about auto-pay alternatives.  

A Pay Pal account has been established and can currently be used for Broad Ripple UMC contributions. Click on the Donate button in the right hand column of this newsletter to contribute now. 



On Mother's Day, May 9, you are invited to join us downstairs for light refreshments following the worship service.

Fellowship Hall has been given a face lift by Christ Church. Please plan to go downstairs and check it out.



br farmers marketWe are now OUTDOORS at our NEW LOCATION!

Second Presbyterian Church
North Parking Lot
7700 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46260

The Broad Ripple Farmers Market (BRFM) is committed to supporting locally grown and produced foods. The Market brings the greater Broad Ripple community the very best and freshest of each season. The Market is an event of the Broad Ripple Village Association (BRVA) and proceeds support development and beautification projects in the Village.


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.