Peggy Petranoff- Our member, friend Peggy has moved. Her new address is; Heartway House ? 8383 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, In 46220. Peggy loves to receive cards.

DISCIPLE Bible Study.? First United Church will be offering a DISCIPLE Bible study class beginning this fall. DISCIPLE is a program of disciplined Bible study aimed at developing strong Christian leaders.

DISCIPLE gives the Hebrew and Christian Testaments equal time, emphasizing the wholeness of the Bible as a revelation of God. DISCIPLE draws upon the work of scholars, the personal Bible reading and study of the participant, and dynamic group discussion to aid understanding of the Bible. The 2 hour class meets Tuesday evenings September through May with winter and spring breaks. Participants should expect to study approximately 30 minutes daily and will need a study manual and a study Bible. Past participants are welcome to repeat the class as you bring new experience to the table.

The titles of the sessions along with theme words and theme verses, and major persons, events, and topics will set the sequence of the biblical story in the minds of the participants. The principal Scripture for each session follows the chronological movement of the biblical story.

Additional info may be found at For more information, contact class facilitator Sam Troxal or 812-361-6172.

THE SCREEN BEHIND THE PULPIT reflects the amount of workers and?elbow grease available for last Sunday’s session of polishing. ?We found there are 85 (or 86) rods, and we only got the equivalent of 8 polished nicely. ?However we will take up this task again at?July 9’s Sunday afternoon event. ?We would be happy to set other sessions, if we had some avid polishers. ?Interested? ?Contact Laura at

KETTLE FEST. We are looking for a team of people to plan Kettle Fest on Sunday, September 17. Kettle Fest is our annual fall celebration. We are looking for a team to plan activities to make this the most fun Kettle Fest ever. Please contact Sam Troxal, Jack Skiles, or Shelli Yoder.?

USHERS NEEDED. More ushers are needed throughout July. It is an easy way to get acquainted with folks here at First United. You will be given instructions. If you are available any Sunday in July please notify the church office or Pam Potter who is the Usher Captain for July: or Thank you!


Next Sunday, July 9, is our next afternoon in our Summer Series. It should be a great afternoon! Starting at 3 there will be time for break out sessions including: bell playing, community quilt project, sanctuary service, and more. We will have an adult discussion group, large group team building activities, and a shared dinner meal. Come check it out!? Our final social afternoon will be in August 6.

MOWER SUBS NEEDED: ?Are you willing to use the church’s riding mower at least once this growing season? ?We need a stable of willing?substitute mowers to help when Chelsea Schoch is rained out on a Thursday. ?No one has signed up yet on the sheet by the kitchen. ?Could you? ?Also, we need people who would weed whack any time.? Questions: ?


Play Friday:? The next Play Friday is July 14, theme TBA.? Play Friday is a recurring event on the second Friday of each month from 6:00-8:00 p.m. This is a family friendly event open to all ages. Please extend this invitation to your friends and family. The more the merrier! It helps with food planning if you RSVP to Hopi Stosberg at

Just Friday: Just Friday is a recurring adult justice related discussion group on 4th Fridays from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in Roger Williams Hall. From May-August our justice discussions will be focused on climate change.

Each month will focus on different aspects of climate change and how the things we do contribute to or help improve the problem. Discussion will revolve around how we can change and create change in the world to positively impact this issue. At our first discussion in May people set goals that included allowing time for slower methods of transportation, appreciating travel destinations closer to home, working with local government on infrastructure improvements, and sharing outdoor enthusiasm with others. It was an engaging and encouraging conversation.

Future dates and themes for these discussions are: July 28 (Climate Change and Our Daily Habits), and August 25 (Climate Change and the Stuff We Own). Contact Hopi Stosberg at if you have any questions.

MINISTER OF CARE FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 02 IS PHYLLIS PERKINS.? A minister of care is a church volunteer who visits members in their home.