pixel clear

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

redline

  Praying for the Gift

JOIN US at 11 AM IN PERSON or ONLINE

Via the BRUMC YouTube Channel or 

Link to the Service December 5, 2021

 

Sermon Series: The Gift

Sermon Title:  Praying for the Gift

 

Special Elements: Advent Candle Lighting and Communion

Worship Leader: Chad Martz

Scripture: Luke 1:5-22

**********************

MUSIC

Introit:

463: Lord, Speak to Me

Praise:

463: Lord, Speak to Me

Preparation:

196: Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus

Response:

452: My Faith Looks Up To Thee

Closing

452: My Faith Looks Up To Thee

 

Jesus The Greatest Gift

 

If you’re anything like our family, we have been thinking a lot about finding the right gifts. I’ve always loved being thoughtful in my gift giving, but this year seems more difficult than others. I’m not sure if it’s the stage that the kids are in, or if I just ran out of good ideas! Either way, it makes me think of the Magi and the pressure that they must have felt giving gifts to baby Jesus.

They knew they were bringing gifts to the King of Kings, so no wonder they brought gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. 

So, what happens when we feel like our gifts are not enough? What happens when we feel like we are not enough? In our brokenness, I believe that God shows us a much better gift. While we are assuming that we must achieve some level of goodness; God provides Jesus Christ as the perfect gift. Jesus, King of Kings, comes to earth. We don’t deserve it, we can not earn it, and that is why the presence of Christ is a gift. Our brokenness can offer a perspective where we see beyond ourselves and realize the perfect gift.

Many of the hardships in our lives can later been seen as a gift. Given our limited perspective, how much more does God see? I hope to see you this Sunday as we dig a little deeper.   

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

Pastor Kevin
 

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

 

 

UMCOR Giving

Umcor gives to all disasters, abroad and at home.

Here are direct links to the pages where you can research and determine how you may want to give. 

Afghanistan: https://umcmission.org/august-2021/umcor-supports-afghans-in-need/ 

Haiti: https://umcmission.org/umcor/standing-with-haiti-amid-quake-and-storm/ 

 

 

redline

doorsareopen

We are open for inhouse church but
WILL continue mandatory social distancing and mask requirements for those who have not been vaccinated at this time.


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

redline

Wesley Do all the good

 

redline

 

BRVA

 

 

 

 

 

redline
br farmers market

WINTER MARKET – Now Open Indoors

INDOORS
Glendale Town Center
Prior Macy’s Location
(North Side of the Center)
(masks recommended)
Saturday Mornings from 9:am to noon

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.

redline

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.

 BRUMC SIGN