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Thursday | July 9, 2020


Sunday, July 12

What are the components of good soil? Minerals, humus, water, air, and microbes turn plain “dirt” into good, healthy soil that is needed to germinate seeds and sustain life.

What are the components of a healthy faith community that help to germinate and sustain a life-giving spiritual journey among those within that faith community? What are the components of a healthy congregation that are necessary to produce a thirtyfold, sixtyfold, or hundredfold yield?

Participate in worship on Sunday, July 12 for Tonja’s sermon entitled “Good Soil”, 
based on Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, NRSVWorship will be available on our YouTube channel beginning at 10:30AM. 

Sing along with the hymns and take part in the service with the virtual bulletin here.
Let us know you're here! If you are joining us online for virtual worship, please let us know with this short form: Sunday Worship Attendance
Sunday | July 12 | 11:30AM 

See the familiar faces of your church family and hear their friendly voices during the weekly, virtual coffee fellowship. 

If you are having difficulty using Zoom to connect, please let us know so we can help!

From a computer:

From a smartphone: +13126266799,,616246723#

From a landline phone: +1 (312) 626-6799, then enter meeting ID 616 246 723 when prompted  
July 23 | 7:00PM | on Zoom

As one way of confronting racism, acknowledging our white privilege, and opening our eyes to injustice, we will have an open conversation on the movie "Just Mercy" on Thursday, July 23rd at 7:00pm via Zoom. Remember to watch the movie beforehand. It is streaming free now on many platforms.

Zoom link:
Smartphone: +16465588656,,87971616497#
Landline: +1 646 558 8656
Meeting ID: 879 7161 6497

Rev. Tonja and the elders are in prayer for you and your loved ones. Click the button below to share pastoral needs, prayer concerns, and joys. 
Submit Prayer Card
2020 Regional Assembly is going online - with some of the great features you love about Assembly - dynamic speakers, group discussions, a women's event, and a vibrant worship service with a virtual choir. You won't want to miss this first ever virtual assembly - and an opportunity to invite someone who has never attended.

Registration opens SOON! 
There is NO COST to attend, but registration is required.
October 2-Women's Virtual Event 
"And Who Is My Sister"
6:30 pm
October 3 - Virtual Regional Assembly
9:00 am - Welcome, Music, and Business
10:00 am - Keynote and Small Groups Conversations
11:00 am - Worship and Virtual Choir
Event details and how to access the virtual Assembly will be forthcoming.
Calling all Indiana Disciples Singers! The 2020 Regional Assembly of the Christian Church in Indiana will feature a virtual choir during online worship. Virtual choirs and musical ensembles have grown in popularity since faith communities have been forced to engage in worship via online methods. Disciples musicians will be given an opportunity to participate in the choir virtually and the musical offering will be presented during online worship on October 3rd. Watch for details to come!

The National Trust for Historic Preservation recently wrote about the journey to preserve our historic and iconic gathering space, as well as our continued work as a community.

If you have not yet had the chance to read the inspiring summary, you can find it by clicking this link: North Christian Church: A Capstone of the Community by Colleen Danz

Due to the impact of COVID-19, Tonja’s vacation (originally scheduled for July 13-16) has been postponed. She will notify the congregation and its leadership when her vacation is rescheduled.

Please take a couple of minutes to check-in by completing this brief survey: 
Take the Survey

The Tuesday afternoon Bible Study will take a one-week break and will next meet on July 21 at 3:30pm. We will discuss Saul’s conversion (Acts 9:1-20). Even if you haven’t attended any of the previous sessions, each session is stand-alone and you are welcome to participate! There is always a helpful and enlightening conversation. Let Tonja know if you would like to receive a copy of the Study Journal and she will happily forward it to you via email.
Zoom Details

Smartphone: +16465588656,,83268062076#

Landline phone: +1 646 558 8656, then enter meeting ID 832 6806 2076
Wearing a mask may not be your favorite thing to do. Chances are you will need at least one or two, and maybe more masks, as workplaces and schools begin to open up. Face masks likely will continue to be one of the first lines of defense in protecting yourself and others. 
Masks imprinted with the Christian Church in Indiana logo can be requested from the Regional Office for only $5 each. The reusable polyester/cotton blend masks have adjustable ear straps and are machine-washable.

ORDER HERE while supplies last!! Masks will be mailed out weekly. 
Thank you to each of you for giving generously, so that we can continue to share a message of God’s love for each and all!

Commitment Card: Please prayerfully consider the opportunity to make a difference in lives, community, and the world through our church. You can make your 2020 commitment using this form: Commitment Form

1. Via the US postal service:    
North Christian Church
850 Tipton Lane
Columbus, IN 47201
2. Arranging an ACH transfer from your bank, or

3. Online, using
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Reverend Tonja Gerardy: If you would like to connect, please reach out by emailing Wednesdays are her off-site sermon-writing days, and Fridays are her Sabbath days. She will respond to your email at her earliest convenience.

Nancy Hoover | Community Ambassador:
 Office hours vary. If you'd like to find a time to connect, reach out to her

Travis Whaley | Director of Music: Typically, Travis is available on Wednesday afternoons. For any questions regarding music of the church or to set up a time to connect, contact him at

Kim Wadholm | Office Administrator: Office Hours are Mondays and Thursdays from 9 am to 5 pm. You can reach her by email at or by calling 812-372-1531.

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