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Friedens United Church of Christ

8300 S. Meridian St.,
Indianapolis, IN 46217  Map>

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Sunday morning 8:30 and 10:30 AM

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    Friedens Office CLOSED, Wednesday, 5/25/2016, 11:00 AM, Mari Prior

    OFFICE CLOSED Today, Thursday, 5/26/2016, 9:00 AM, Mari Prior

    Friedens Folk Monthly Gathering -

    We have a Scottish, Irish singer. a voice student of Elise Marshall to entertain us Thursday, May 26.   We meet at 11:00 a.m.  Our pitch-in follows at noon.  Please join us for this lovely program. 

    , Thursday, 5/26/2016, 11:00 AM, Friedens Folk

    What is Your God Moment -

      In the May 1 sermon Pastor Marc gave an assignment of being led to someone to help them during the coming week. I know that the people of our congregation are helpful to many people every week and I hope that I am as well. In the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper I made the commitment to be awake to calls for human connection. A few days later I thought I might get a little walking in at the mall. As I walked around the mall I saw a man that was peculiarly dressed and found myself ready to avoid him. The man called to me in passing. I was ready to pass by when I felt a stirring (my God-given conscience). I remembered that a friend had recently “walked a mile” with a stranger in need. I remembered the example of my friend and turned to him as he asked for directions to a store. I pointed him in the direction of a directory and he walked off. As he approached the directory, I got another message- not quite done, Pam. So I followed him to the directory and asked him if he had found the store. We looked together for the listing and then entered into a conversation. The man told me a little about his situation and then turned to go. Again, another urging, and I prayed for him. I felt such a Presence in this connection and although it wasn’t a big deal I can’t wait for the next connection.

    You are invited to share your story of a God-moment.  Sharing our stories of God working in our lives encourages more and more of us to share Christ's love in our everyday lives.  Please email your story to Pastor Marc at pastormarc@FriedensUCC.org

    , Sunday, 5/29/2016, 8:00 AM, Pastor Marc


    The church office will be closed: Wednesday and Thursday May 25, 26, and Monday (Memorial Day) through Thursday May 30, 31, June 1 and 2.

    Please contact Pastors Sarah or Trish if you need pastoral assistance during this time: Pastor Sarah at pastorsarah@friedensucc.org or Pastor Trish at pastortrish@friedensucc.org . All office related questions can be sent to Mari Prior via email at mariprior@friedenucc.org. If immediate assistance is needed please contact Pastor Trish via email or the church line

    , Thursday, 6/2/2016, 9:00 AM, Mari Prior

    What is Your God Moment -

    I was thinking about your challenge to the congregation last Sunday and tried to think of someone we could reach out to.  It was as close as our neighbor.  This gal is a single mom who decided 9 years ago to travel to a northern Russian orphanage three times to adopt a baby boy.  He was born to a drug-addicted mother and had only know the orphanage as a home.

     This guy is not so little anymore.  He's extremely smart, inquisitive, and more.  But with all those attributes comes impulsive behavior, ADHD, and more.  Mom is a teacher in a district close by.  She is one of the best moms that I know but she also lacks any family support system as they are all  out of state.

     Recently, her son was not allowed to go to before-school care due to an incident.  That meant that she had no way to get him to school.  We decided to step in.  This young man loves Mike as they have a special bond.  The first morning was a struggle but we hit our stride and he made it to school.  Yesterday went much better,  we took him out to breakfast before school and gave him his birthday present....a book on the invention of the airplane and the Wright Brothers.  How many 9 year olds know anything about planes?  He can identify all different types of planes, just as he could do the same with cars, Legos, etc.  He is a voracious reader and fixates on a topic before moving on to another one!  

     So thank you for challenging us.  We have helped this mom and friend in the past but this experience made use understand on a different level what daily challenges she faces with her son, yet see first hand what a kind and caring mom she is.


    You are invited to share your story of a God-moment.  Sharing our stories of God working in our lives encourages more and more of us to share Christ's love in our everyday lives.  Please email your story to Pastor Marc at pastormarc@FriedensUCC.org.

    , Sunday, 6/5/2016, 8:00 AM, Pastor Marc

    Upcoming Events

    • 05/24/2016
      • 05/25/2016
        • Friedens Office CLOSED
        • Harp Lessons
        • Piano Lessons
        • OA Meeting
        • QUEST
        • Cub Scout Pack 183
      • 05/26/2016
        • OFFICE CLOSED Today
        • Friedens Folk
        • Friedens Folk Monthly Gathering
        • Quilting Guild
        • Champion Force Athletics
      • 05/27/2016
        • Women`s AA meeting
      • 05/28/2016
        • AA meeting
      • 05/29/2016
        • What is Your God Moment
        • Liturgical Service
        • Unified Service
      • 05/30/2016
        • OFFICE CLOSED Today
        • Piano Lessons
        • OA Meeting
        • Yoga