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Serve Indy 2021

Meridian Street UMC's "Serve Indy" day is Sunday, September 26!

On that day, we won't just go to church....
we will be the church, serving throughout our city.

Schedule of Events

9:00 a.m.
Short Worship Service in the Sanctuary,
followed by gathering of teams

9:30 a.m.
Teams depart for work sites

10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Serve at sites around our city (see signup list below). 
At each site, teams will spend approximately two hours on a service project
plus an additional half-hour learning more about the organization
and the issues it seeks to address in our community. 

12:30 p.m.
DONE!

(The above is a general schedule.
If a particular site will vary much from that,
that site's schedule is noted on the signup.)

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up.

Thank you!

Date: 09/26/2021 (Sun.)

Created by:   Rev. Mary Dicken
 
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Available Slot Date (mm/dd/yyyy EDT)

Advocacy through Letter Writing (on-site)

Indoors, at the church. Writing letters to elected officials advocating for housing justice and food access. Team Leader: Jean Weinheimer

09/26/2021 (Sun.) (10)

 
2 of 10 slots filled
Carolyn Kingen
Marcia Angstadt

Boulevard Place Food Pantry (4202 Boulevard Place)

Indoors, sorting food donations. Team Leader: Barbara Hagstrom

09/26/2021 (Sun.) (4)

 
All slots filled
Teresa & Tom Craig (2)
Barbara Hagstrom
Jean Rumpel

Coburn Place (604 E 38th Street)

Indoors, replacing blinds in residences (ladder work involved). If needed at that time, project may pivot to apartment turnover. NOTE: Limited to age 14 or older. ID and on-site background check required. Team Leader: Amelia Hawbaker

09/26/2021 (Sun.) (15)

 
1 of 15 slots filled
Amelia Hawbaker

Environmental Clean-up (5455 N Illinois Street)

Outdoors, removal of invasive plants. NOTE: Best for high school age and older. Team Leader: Bob Barr

09/26/2021 (Sun.) (20)

 
8 of 20 slots filled
Bob Barr
Phyllis & John Lauter (2)
Nancy Conger
John Marshall
Amanda Rickard
Erin & Jonathan Buechler (2)

Exodus Refugee (2457 E Washington Street)

Indoors, sorting warehouse donations. If needed at that time, project may shift to apartment setup for refugee family. NOTE: Limited to age 12 and older. COVID-19 vaccinations are required. Team Leader: Bethany Scott

09/26/2021 (Sun.) (15)

 
10 of 15 slots filled
Bethany Scott
Gail Strong
Clarke Campbell
Alicia Strong
Anna Hastings
Jura Finn
Anna Barnett
Julie Hughes
Sharry Gregory & Donna Thiele (2)

Fletcher Place Community Center (1637 Prospect Street)

Both outdoor and indoor projects: pulling weeds, picking up litter, sorting clothes and food donations. Children welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Team Leader: Frank Ricketts

09/26/2021 (Sun.) (10)

 
3 of 10 slots filled
Frank Ricketts
Kathy Jenkins
Kenton Brett

Freewheelin’ Community Bikes (3355 Central Ave)

Indoors, painting and/or disassembling bikes for parts (no experience necessary). Team Leader: Tony Strong

09/26/2021 (Sun.) (7)

 
6 of 7 slots filled
Phil McAlister
Tony Strong
Gaye Rardon
Mark Booth
David Gorden
Cynthia Pyle

NeighborLink Indianapolis #1 (address TBD)

Outdoors, gutter cleaning. NOTE: Suggested for age 14 and older. Team Leader: Beth Soper

09/26/2021 (Sun.) (4)

 
2 of 4 slots filled
Chris & Kelli Kelly (2)

NeighborLink Indianapolis #2 (address TBD)

Outdoors, clearing fence lines overgrown w/ bushes. NOTE: Suggested for age 14 and older. Team Leader: Beth Soper

09/26/2021 (Sun.) (8)

 
2 of 8 slots filled
Chris & Kelli Kelly (2)

Wheeler Mission (on-site)

Indoors at church, preparing sack lunches. Volunteers will provide supplies for 100 sack lunches, assemble at the church, then transport lunches to Wheeler. Team Leader: Cyrena Gilman

09/26/2021 (Sun.) (10)

 
All slots filled
Sally & Lee Peters (2)
Cyrena Gilman
Marty Phelan
Sally Dyer
Michael Koluch (4)
Frances Whitener

I want to plan my own "Serve Indy" project!

Leave a comment with what you are planning to do and if you want/need others to join you.

09/26/2021 (Sun.) (20)

 
2 of 20 slots filled
Richard D'Alton (2)
Neighborhood collection for Exodus will be delivered to Church by Sept 24
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