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Church Federation Centennial Gala Video

Photos of Visit of Former US Ambassador for International Religious Freedom John Hanford

The Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis was honored to welcome the Former US Ambassador for International Religious Freedom John Hanford. The Federation organized his visit to East 91st Christian Church on April 30th with Indiana's Former Secretary of State, Mr. Edwin Simcox, at the church. He and Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith, Federation Executive Director, were acknowledged during morning worship. She and Mr. Simcox accompanied him to the the youth and adult classes where he addressed matters of religious persecution and freedoms globally as a US diplomate.

On Wednesday, May 1st, The Federation hosted a continental breakfast with the Former Ambassador where he engaged the attendees in an informative and thought provoking discussion about matters of religious freedoms and persecution. He answered specific questions of the attendees and related to specific issues affecting Hoosiers. The Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis thanks the office of Senator Richard Lugar for partnering with us to create such a special opportunity for deepening the faith community's understanding of such timely and relevant issues today.

The following photos are of the Former US Ambassador for International Religious Freedom John Hanford visit to the home of the Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis, the Indiana Interchurch Center, for continental breakfast. The photos include glimpses of the Former Ambassador, the attendees, President Maria Pimentel-Gannon, and Executive Director, the Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith. Click here for a biography of the Former Ambassador. Amb John Hanford

 The Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis expresses prayers and sympathy to the families affected by the natural tragedy in Southern Indiana. Read the full press release here.

Week of Prayer

Rev. Dr. James Wells, founder of Crossroads Bible College

A presentation by the Rev. Dr. Charles Ware, President of Crossroads Bible College on the college's founder Rev. Dr. James Wells as part of The Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis' Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The gathering was held at Crossroads Bible College in Indianapolis, Indiana on Wednesday, January 18, 2012.

Jim Jones: Promise and Tragedy

During the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, The Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis produced a series of presentations. This one titled "Jim Jones: Promise and Tragedy" presented from four viewpoints the story of Jim Jones and the Peoples Temple in Indianapolis, Indiana, on to Jamestown, Guyana. These were presented at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana, on January 19, 2012.

Part 1 of 4
Dr. Scott Seay

Part 2 of 4
Marian Town

Part 2 of 4
Dr. Sue Cardwell

Part 4 of 4
Rev. Ronald Haldeman

2012 Souper Bowl of Caring: Tackle Hunger
Service Blitz Rally Saturday, February 4, 2012

  • 8:00-10:00 a.m. Service Blitz Rally at Arsenal Tech (Door prizes, music, dancing, inflatable Goal Post Game, Colts Cheerleaders, Blue Speaker and Breakfast.)

  • 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Volunteer activities at the Food Pantries, Food Bank, Soup Kitchens (must be registered so we can connect the number of volunteers to your needs.)

  • To register, go to

    With Human Trafficking Day just around the corner, January 11th, 2012, click here for resources the faith community can use. This site includes links, worship resources, a bulletin insert, a brochure, and two learning sessions for youth groups. In the coming months, new sessions will be added to this series. The ELCA Justice for Women program will also be providing information about Human Trafficking at their national youth gathering in July. They will be heading up an interactive learning station which will introduce youth and youth leaders to Human Trafficking as well as provide the groundwork for continued conversation and action.

    CFGI Centennial Announcement and Annual Thank You Reception

    The 2012 Centennial Announcement Celebration at the Annual Thank You Reception of The Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis on December 13, 2011. Presenting an evening of celebration, prayers, recognition, and sharing.

    The Race to the Centennial
    • CFGI Centennial Press Conference

      For more information about the Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis Centenial, click here.

    • Lecture Series: Week of prayer for Christian Unity, click here for details.

    • Envisioning the Future of Faith and Community in Greater Indianapolis, a conference featuring former Mayor Rev. Dr. William H. Hudnut III and former Mayor Bart Peterson. For details, click here.
    Indianapolis Prayer Breakfast, "Remembering 9/11 - One Man's Story", coming November 15, 2011. Click here for more information.

    9-11 Prayer Remembrance Vesper Service.

    St. George Antiochan Orthodox Christian Church


    Centennial Mission Day Clean-Up
    Parts I & II: Monday, June 20, 2011, and Saturday, July 23, 2011, highlites:

    June 20, 2011, and July 23, 2011


    Developing Leaders From Young Souls
    by Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith
    Indianapolis Star, April 14, 2011

    Meet the Short-term Scholar, Angelique Walker-Smith
    College Institute for Ecumenical & Cultural Research
    Volume 5, Issue 2; April 7, 2011

    The Indianapolis Recorder Celebrates Women's History Month
    Angelique Walker-Smith: Building Bridges
    March 24, 2011

    Church Representatives Meetings

    The 99th Birthday Celeberation of the Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis
    Held at the Indiana Landmarks Center (formerly "The Centrum" Central United Methodist Church) on Tuesday, June 7, 2011.

    The Faith Community and the 2012 Super Bowl
    Pastors and Lay Leaders met Marshawn Wally of the 2012 Super Bowl Committee at the Church Representatives meeting on Tuesday, April 26, 2011.

    Church Representatives Meeting April 26, 2011, from IndyFaith on Vimeo.

    City-County Council President Ryan Vaughn and Mayor Ballard's Faith Representative, Mr. Doug Hairston, met with Church Representatives on March 22, 2011.

    Church Representatives Meeting March 22, 2011 from IndyFaith on Vimeo.

    St. Monica Prayer of Dedication
    February 27, 2011

    Left to right: Rev. Ed Williams, Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith, Fr. Todd Goodson, Maria Pimentel, and Mary Boggs.

    The Passion of the Christ

    A vivid depiction of the last 12 hours of the life of Christ.
    Georgetown Cinemas 14
    Saturday, April 16, 2011, 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. showings

    Prayer for Civility and Respect at the Statehouse

    Prayer for Civility and Respect from IndyFaith on Vimeo.

    On March 4, 2011, the Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis hosted a gathering of a non-partisan group of leaders at the Rotundra of the Indiana State Capitol Building to offer a petition of prayer for our beloved State of Indiana and our state leader concerning immigration and other timely legislative matter.

    Immigration Reform Discussion at St. Luke's UMC

    Immigration reform is a hot topic in our Indiana legislature and all over the country.  If you would like to learn more about immigration law and have an opportunity to voice your opinion, please join a discussion group on either Wednesday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m. in Room E213 or Sunday, March 6 at 11:00 a.m. in the parlor to hear Angela Adams, an immigration attorney with Lewis & Kappes, P.C., share information and insights into the issue.

    Both discussions will take place at St. Luke's UMC, 100 W. 86th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.  All are welcome.

    Board Officer Mr. Hugh Moore and Mrs. Karen Moore Receive Recognition

    Board Treasurer, Mr. Hugh Moore, and Mrs. Karen Moore were honored on Sunday, February 27th, for their many years of delivering food through and with St. Philips Episcopal Church as members  of St. Paul Episcopal Church.  Both churches are part of The Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis.

    Centential Plans Press Conference:

    Faces of Faith: A Sacred Conversation & Convocation

    In the Spirit of Lent: An Uncomfortable Conversation

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