Special Events

The following are our Church Federation Events for 2009. If you are looking for a current list of our Church Federation Events please go to Events.

Light the Night for Life, Barnes United Methodist Church; co-sponsored with Project SAFE Neighborhood Rev. Dr. Walker-Smith participated in Martin Luther King services


A forum to review the Federal Stimulus Package was held on February 27th. The goal was to review the package for the Faith-Based/Human Service sector.

Sacred Conversations: Business leaders and faith leaders met in partnership with the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce at Well Point (host) on February 27th.

Partnership with IRT and Christ Church Cathedral; Angelique participated in a panel discussion over the play To Kill a Mockingbird

Presentation and Q/A on Federal Economic Stimulus Package for the Human Service sector


We co-sponsor the Indiana Prayer Breakfast on March 10th at the Indiana Roof Ballroom.
A New Pastor Orientation was held on March 26th to acquaint clergy to the ministry, mission and support services of The Church Federation.
Sacred Conversations: A training event was held March 24th with more pairings of churches
IN Leadership Prayer Breakfast w/Walter Wangerin Jr. Workshop: Lifting the Voices, Part I @ Julia Carson Center. Rev. Dr. Alvin Love and Fr. Tom Fox Grant Writing Workshop led by Martha Page New Pastors Orientation Second round of churches paired up for Sacred Conversations: (confirm) Holy Angels Catholic / Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal) First Baptist North / Second Presbyterian Pilgrim Lutheran / Northside New Era
First Mennonite / Immanuel Presbyterian


Angelique speaks at Church of God in Christ


Toward that end work included a gathering on May 31st at Tabernacle Presbyterian Church with approximately 10 churches. A luncheon was held at the Lilly Corporation along with the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce. Seven pastors and 10 corporate leaders participated. A culminating Pentecost Service and fellowship is scheduled for Pentecost Sunday, May 31st.
Angelique speaks at Second Baptist Angelique participates in 175th Anniversary of Archdiocese of Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium 7 week training session of mentors for Ecumenical Project for Reconciliation & Healing began in Sacred Conversations: Racial Reconciliation Wrap up and Celebratory Worship and Discussion. Host Tabernacle Presbyterian

The Community Organizing Training event, June 4-6 had approximately 30 churches and groups represented with 50 people in attendance.

three day conference, Community Organizing in Martindale-Brightwood Carillon concert at Butler University: The Music of a Lifetime of Music by Bill Engle. One song was dedicated to Angelique and The Church Federation: Darwall: Rejoice, The Lord Is King Three day Community Organizing Workshop with Rev. Dr. Alvin Love. Lifting the Voices and Presence of Local Churches & Community Partners, Part 2 CCN Churches: First Baptist, Northminster Presbyterian, Pilgrim Lutheran, Second Presbyterian, Servants of Christ Lutheran, St. Lawrence Catholic, St. Luke’s United Methodist, Zionsville Presbyterian


There were no events in July


Annual Call to Prayer for students and educational staff as everyone returns to school in August. The Church Federation co-sponsored preparation of the Healthcare Sabbath Weekend Resources for , Friday-Sunday, August 28 – 30, 2009

We participated in the worship service remembering Hurricane Katrina at the Greater Galilee Baptist Church on August 28th.




The Honorable Myra C. Selby
Religion, Race, and the Law

The Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis along with the Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis and Justice Brent Dickson (host) held a forum and reception on the topic of RELIGION, RACE AND THE LAW which was part of its Sacred Conversations on racial reconciliation. The event was held at the Indiana Supreme Court Chambers and addressed the question, “What does it mean to have our first Hispanic-Latina Supreme Court member, Justice Sonia Sotomayor?” The event featured Honorable Myra C. Selby (Retired), the first African-American Indiana Supreme Court Justice. Additional Speakers included the following: Justice Brent Dickson, Indiana Supreme Court, The Honorable Lorenzo Arredondo, Judge of the Lake County Circuit Court, The Honorable David Shaheed, Municipal Court Judge, Indianapolis, IN, Henry C. Karlson, Professor of Law Emeritus, IU School of Law-Indianapolis, Rev. Dr. Huberto Pimentel, Hispanic Ministries, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), and the Rev. Dr. Felipe Martínez, Whitewater Valley Presbytery. Simultaneous Spanish translation was also provided. The Confluence of Religion and Politics

Step Up For Kids

Indianapolis Food Resource Network Conference

African Diaspora Short Story Contest

Marion County Prosecutor’s Office Faith Based Academy

Values, Relationships and Prayer

Saint Mother Theodore Guerin Fest

Sacred Spain Exhibit

Forgive Us as We Forgive

Pumpkin Patch at Lawrence United Methodist Church

Healing of the Heart

Health and Happiness, Yoga and Meditation Seminar

Preaching Luke Fall Revival

The Parting of the Ways

The 17th Annual Indpls Prayer Breakfast

172nd Diocesan Convention

Human Suffering and God’s Goodness

St. Paul Hermitage Memorial Mass


St. Paul Hermitage Memorial Mass

Reflections on the Gospel of Luke and Contemporary Ministry

All Souls Day Mass

Beth Moore’s “Esther” Bible Study

What Do We Believe About

Retreat “Letting Mary Guide Your Family toward Peacefulness”

How To Get Direction For Your Life

Men of Purity

Refresh Your Spirits with a Day of Prayer and Gratitude

Faith in Action

How To Get Direction For Your Life

Men of Purity

Refresh Your Spirits with a Day of Prayer and Gratitude

Faith in Action

Safeguarding God’s Children

Celebrating Interfaith Spirituality with Families

Fall Revival & Soul Winning Crusade

Women in the word (Bible Study)

Interfaith Youth Core

How We Worship and Celebrate

How We Sanctify Space

By His Wounds You Have Been Healed

For Women Only Bible Study

For Men Only Bible Study

Music on Main Fine Arts Series

Eric Metaxas

Laugh Yourself to Life Every Sunday (Los Domingo’s)

Day of Reflection on the Psalms

Mom’s on Monday Bible Study

Speaking Out About Character

Missionaries, Ministries & Movement Towards the New Africa in the 21st Century Women in the World (Bible Study)

Christians and Jews in Candid Conversation

“O Antiphon Retreat”

Diocesan Fall Youth Event

Gratefully: A Way to Live

Surrounding Your Day with Prayer

City Wide Children’s Blessing Service

Come Away and Rest Awhile non guided silent reflection day

Mom’s on Monday Bible Study

2009 IHI Interfaith Thanksgiving Services

Women in the word (Bible Study) Interfaith Thanksgiving Service

Missionary image of Our Lady of Guadalupe


Women in the word (Bible Study)

Faith Initiative Luncheon

Advent Silent Retreat

Grief: From Darkness to Light

Community Breakfast at Eden United Methodist Church

Men’s Pancake Breakfast

Evening of Reflection (Men Only)

Clergy Advent Retreat

Advent Afternoon of Reflection

African Catholic Ministry

Every Sunday

Mom’s on Monday Bible Study

Midwest/Middle East Friendship Dinner

Advent Waiting with Joyful Hope

Advent Day of Retreat

Advent: Reflecting the Light

Winter Evensong

Evensong: Scripture/Taize Music/Silence

Live Nativity

Every Sunday

Silent Reflection Day

The Lord is with You

Christmas Play

Youth and Young Adult Ministries

National Homeless Persons Memorial Service

Bring to the King

Questions from Jesus

Kwanzaa Watch Night

Watch Night Service

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