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Thursday | June 4, 2020


Participate in worship this Sunday!
Rev. Tonja's sermon, “God Saw How Good It Was" is based on Genesis 1:1 – 2:4a, CEB
Worship will be available on our YouTube channel beginning Sunday at 10:30AM.

Sing along with the hymns and take part in the service with our 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 | June 7 | 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  
Wednesdays | 12PM noon

President Rev. Terri Hord Owens is leading prayer each week on Wednesdays via her Facebook. Take a mid-day break, and come lift up your prayers in fellowship with other Disciples.

The service can be accessed at her Facebook page "Rev. Terri Hord Owens":

We are taking a two-week break from the online Bible Study via Zoom.

Please join us for our next session on Tuesday, June 23, at 3:30pm when we will take a look at the story of Rizpah from 2 Samuel 3:7; 21:1-14. I look forward to the conversation! See you then!

In a statement released today, General Minister Rev. Terri Hord Owens, and Minister of Reconciliation, Rev. April Johnson challenged us:

"Disciples, we call ourselves a Pro-Reconciling, Anti-Racist church. We have named it as a mission priority, and we have worked hard – though often imperfectly – to live that out in every expression of our ministry. In this moment, when protests rage and our hearts are broken again and again, we need to be the church we say we are. We know that this moment calls for more than statements and prayers. In this moment, God is calling us to act." (Read the full statement here)

Being a part of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is just one of the many ways to act right now. This event is part of an effort that seeks to address the interlocking injustices of systemic racism and poverty, and Disciples have been key leaders in this movement. In the words of "

Watch the video below to learn more about what this movement is campaigning for and join the Mass (Digital) Assembly on Saturday, June 20, and speak up.


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

Week of Compassion works in mutuality with partner organizations around the world; many of these partners have offered messages of solidarity as the United States calls for racial justice.

From India: We need to root it out altogether. Count on us. We will learn from amongst our peoples and their experiences. We will continue in our resolve to build a world, a people, with no prejudice nor undue privilege.

From Sri Lanka: In this era, as the Church, we should understand that wider ecumenism and freedom and dignity of all the people are matters of ministry for the church. Human rights and the lives of all people should be protected and promoted along with their culture, faiths, and feelings. And, as the Church and followers of Jesus Christ, we should engage with the oppressed and suffering.

From Bangladesh: As you are deeply concerned, closely involved in positive changes, and a sensitive part of the community, you are suffering a lot with much irritations, anxieties, and dissatisfaction because of these incidents. And obviously these incidents are doubly painful during this Pandemic crisis. We assure you of our prayers, support, and solidarity to churches in the US...

Read these and more message of solidarity in their entirety here.
June 7

If you have not yet given to the Pentecost Offering, be sure to send yours in this week. Half of your gift will go to supporting and sustaining new churches near us, in Indiana. The second half will help train, equip, assist, and nurture leaders across the United States and Canada through New Church Ministry programs.

There are 2 ways to give: (1) include your designated gift when mailing in your regular tithes and offerings, or, (2) you can choose the "Pentecost Special Offering" envelope when you give online via Givelify.

Celebrating 1,000 new churches… and counting!

A charitable gift annuity provides dependable, predictable payments to you for your lifetime and it funds a legacy gift to your favorite ministry at your death. As an added bonus, establishing a charitable gift annuity can provide income tax benefits for donors who itemize deductions on their income tax returns. Charitable gift annuity rates are decreasing on July 1, 2020, so those who are interested may want to establish their gift annuity before that date.  

Reach out to the Christian Church Foundation to get started.

See this helpful summary here and the video below for more information.  

March 29: $320.00
April 5: $695.00
April 12: $465.00
April 19: $2230.00
April 26: $220.00

May 3: $575.00
May 10: $200.00
May 17: $500.00
May 24: $330.00
May 31: $780.00

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
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!
Tuesday | June 9 | 5:00 - 7:00PM

Love Chapel in cooperation with Prairie Farms Dairy and Fair Oaks Mall will be giving away 2,000 gallons of milk, while supplies last.

Enter the Fair Oaks Mall parking lot next to Red Lobster—giveaway will be a drive through process outside in the mall parking lot. Two gallons per car— no sign ups or documentation is required!

Please no early line-ups! Questions? Contact Love Chapel: 812-372-9421
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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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