The Church Within

The Church Within

The Church Within 1125 Spruce St Indianapolis, Indiana 46203

The purpose of The Church Within shall be to assist the development of the ever-evolving spiritual truth and Divine Power that lives within each human being. Seeded by spiritual longing, fed by Divine Guidance and personal faith, this church seeks growth and expression in communion with others. The Church is dedicated to assisting its Members along the path of conscious spiritual living and seeking to know the Divine Power through active study, prayer, meditation, spiritual counseling, inclusive worship expression, fellowship and community outreach. The Church is also dedicated to the practice of open-mindedness in the creation of an inclusive community.

 


Upcoming Events at The Church Within


Past Events at The Church Within

Feb

01

Sat
Sat, Feb 01, 2020 12:00 PM - Sat, Feb 01, 2020 2:00 PM @ The Church Within

The Whole LGBTQ+ Community is invited to our next SAGE Table meal!

Please join us for our next meal on February 1st, 12p-2p at the Church Within!

As we’ve done in the past, this is a pitch-in/potluck style meal, so please bring food to share if you are able! In the past we have had an abundance of desserts and fewer main dishes, so if you are able to bring a main dish it would be much appreciated. If you can’t bring food to share, you are welcome to join us. We want this to be accessible to all in our commuinty.

Thanks to the Church Within for hosting our meal again!

Tags: pitch-in/potluck style meal, The Church Within

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Dec

15

Sun
Sun, Dec 15, 2019 11:00 AM - Sun, Dec 15, 2019 12:30 PM @ The Church Within

The TCW Annual Holiday Bake Sale and Raffle is coming up fast!!

This bake sale might be a little different than you’re used to. You get a tin for a set donation ($5 – $25) and then fill it to the top with your choices of holiday treats! It’s all the yum!

You can help by donating tins ahead of time (bigger is better, we’ve found). You can also help by baking! We need lots and LOTS of cookies, candies, and other baked goods to sell! Best sellers are fudge, toffee, iced sugar cookies, pumpkin, date, nut or other spiced breads, cupcakes, and all those treats that remind you of Christmas’s long ago. Gluten-free and vegan treats are also big winners!

Those of you who don’t bake can share holidays goodies in your homes and with coworkers and friends. Those who do bake can focus on one or two treats in your own kitchen to donate, and come home with a variety from the sale. Everyone gets some delicious treats!

We will also need Cookie Elves to help with setting up tables that morning, ensuring that the cookie platters are refilled, and collecting money. If you’d like to join our friendly band of elves, please let Donna Jo Monroe know at [email protected]

This annual bake sale is one of our largest fundraisers of the year and every dollar goes directly to the church’s general fund to support the work of The Church Within in our community. It is because of your generosity that we were able to install a new roof last year, paint and upgrade the HVAC this year, and consistently offer space to community partners that is welcoming, warm, and safe. Please do make a point to participate in this event. If you will be unable, you can support TCW with your tax deductible gift at paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/1649607

Tags: The Church Within, nonprofit, benefit, raffle, bake sale

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Nov

08

Fri
Fri, Nov 08, 2019 7:00 PM - Fri, Nov 08, 2019 9:00 PM @ The Church Within

Hear the voices of currently and formerly incarcerated men and women presented through readings that explore life beyond incarceration. How does one “evolve” beyond the walls? And what do you do to grow as a person within the walls? After the readings, there will be a facilitated discussion with a Q&A session.

Tags: Hear the voices of currently and formerly incarcerated men and women, Spirit & Place

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Nov

01

Fri
Fri, Nov 01, 2019 5:00 PM - Fri, Nov 01, 2019 8:00 PM @ The Church Within

Friends, the interior of TCW is being painted, all except the Celebration Room. The best news is, we’re not asking you to paint!

The good news is, we do need your help.

Before painting, we need help getting everything pulled away from walls so the painters can have easy access. We plan to do the bulk of this right after service on Sunday the 27th. If we have 15 or so folks, we can make quick work of it.

After painting, we need help getting everything put back. As so often seems the case, we have a lot going on in the building all at once. There are two events on November 2nd that will use the entire building, so we need to have it put back together. We’ll need an even bigger crew to get that done. on the evening of November 1st.

Please make time to help with both of these. This is one where we need as many hands as possible if we are to succeed!

Please sign up here to let us know when you can help, so we know what to expect. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd5gY-vt_SpvdWyOdHBMGWiy2doFLN_PUW3KjH5cZkRcxYHzA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Thank you!

Tags: volunteer, painting project, The Church Within

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Jul

27

Sat
Sat, Jul 27, 2019 9:00 AM - Sat, Jul 27, 2019 2:00 PM @ The Church Within

Join us for this annual fundraiser and all around good time at The Church Within. There will be a great collections of artists, makers, creatives, and more in the lot outside, and inside there is a great rummage sale. This year is going to be the biggest yet!

Come on out, and do some shopping!

We’re also hosting Technology Recyclers who will have bins available for most any electronics you might want to recycle. (We will not accept CRT monitors or TVs.)

@Jibs BBQ + Catering will be offering deliciousness from their smoker again this year!!

Tags: annual fundraiser, The Church Within, great collections of artists, makers, creatives, and more in the lot outside, and inside there is a great rummage sal

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Mar

22

Fri
Fri, Mar 22, 2019 6:30 PM - Fri, Mar 22, 2019 8:00 PM @ The Church Within

Join Jewish Voice for Peace – Indiana, Muslim Youth Collective – Indianapolis, AFSC Indiana and The Church Within for a monthly shabbat dinner. We will have a Shabbat service led by community members, SINGING, share food with each other and engage in conversations about social justice and community building.

This month we will have a conversation about antisemitism and address some of the recent events surrounding Congresswoman Representative Ilhan Omar and others who are being accused of antisemitism. We will also hear from our own community members who will share their experiences with false accusations of antisemitism and the connection to Palestinian solidarity work.

This will be a monthly non-Zionist space for people of all faiths to come together to celebrate the Shabbat traditions. Kids of all ages are welcome! LGBTQIA+ open and affirming.

Bring a friend, bring a dish to share. Any questions, email [email protected]

Tags: Shabbat for All, Jewish Voice for Peace – Indiana, the Muslim Youth Collective – Indianapolis, AFSC Indiana, The Church Within

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Jan

25

Fri
Fri, Jan 25, 2019 6:30 PM - Fri, Jan 25, 2019 8:00 PM @ The Church Within

Join Jewish Voice for Peace – Indiana, the Muslim Youth Collective – Indianapolis, AFSC Indiana and The Church Within for a monthly shabbat dinner. We will have a Shabbat service led by community members, share food with each other and engage in conversations about social justice and community building.

This will be a monthly non-Zionist space for people of all faiths to come together to celebrate the Shabbat traditions. Kids of all ages are welcome!

Bring a friend, bring a dish to share. Any questions, email [email protected]

Tags: Shabbat for All, Jewish Voice for Peace – Indiana, the Muslim Youth Collective – Indianapolis, AFSC Indiana, The Church Within

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Dec

24

Mon
Mon, Dec 24, 2018 7:00 PM - Mon, Dec 24, 2018 8:00 PM @ The Church Within

Let us gather to celebrate Christmas Eve!

The Church Within and Rise Up MCC will be co-hosting this candlelight service that is and open and a safe space for all people. We will enjoy a time of holiday music as musicians from both congregations gather to fill the evening with song. We will hear the story of Jesus’ birth, and our pastors will share a brief homily. We will bring our evening to a close with Silent Night and the lighting of the candles.

Please, invite family and friends, and let us gather in the warmth to celebrate the return of the light after the longest night, the emerging light we all carry into the world.

Tags: Christmas Eve Service, The Church Within

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Nov

18

Sun
Sun, Nov 18, 2018 11:30 AM - Sun, Nov 18, 2018 3:30 PM @ The Church Within

Friends, Judy Hults needs your help. She’s a self-described hoarder of craft supplies, and it’s up to you to be part of her pastoral care team!

We will gather to create all kinds of Christmas ornaments, including Victorian Kissing Balls. There will also be supplies available to create feathered hair barrettes and much, much more. There will be a suggested donation for each piece you make. Drop in and stay only as long as you like. You’re not committing to 4 hours!

If you don’t have time to make, there will be ornaments Judy created with a suggested donation of $5.00 to $10.00 each. All donations will go straight to the church. Mostly, though, it will be a fun afternoon and you’ll be supporting a friend as she removes the crafting supplies from her garage. This is an act of service. Will you accept this unique challenge to create items to decorate our homes or to share with others?

If you have a glue gun and/or scissors, please bring them to the event.

Tags: create all kinds of Christmas ornaments, crafts, Christmas, The Church Within

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Nov

10

Sat
Sat, Nov 10, 2018 3:00 PM - Sat, Nov 10, 2018 6:00 PM @ The Church Within

Sat, Nov 10, 2018
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
The Church Within
1125 Spruce St.,
Indianapolis, IN 46203
FREE
IndyGo: 14

Event Info:
Presented by Stacia Moon, Kheprw Institute, Ess McKee, @Oldsoul Ent, Bringing Down The Band, IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute, and The Church Within.

Sponsored by Central Indiana Community Foundation

Spoken word, visual art, dance, and music converge to showcase stories of historically silenced communities and the power of unity.

The Indianapolis artistic community represents a diverse selection of people from all walks of life and backgrounds. This event serves to find and reflect on the convergence of artistry, culture, and tradition through poetic prose, rhythmic dance, and visual storytelling. By inviting creatives who represent these disciplines to form one united production, the audience will be able to appreciate that, although different, we each contribute to making beauty of this life experience. Featuring artists Beatriz Artist, Chris Pitts, Ess McKee, Uzuri Asad, 31Svn Street Dance Academy, Mina Keohane, and more!

Convergence will not only focus on performance but will also include a hands-on learning portion and time to interact with the performers.

Parking is available at The Church Within, and overflow parking is available on the street.

Walk-ins welcome. RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf9yeMr880lIphIQv-dcg4ZVaviuTlE660B9VBo8oik7-QK7A/viewform encouraged by Nov. 9.

Tags: Stacia Moon, Kheprw Institute, Ess McKee, Oldsoul Ent, Bringing Down The Band, IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute, The Church Within

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Oct

28

Sun
Sun, Oct 28, 2018 1:00 PM - Sun, Oct 28, 2018 2:30 PM @ The Church Within

Join Donna Jo Monroe for a second gathering to learn and practice acrylic flow painting!

With nearly 40 folks at her first class, Donna is excited to teach both the basic technique for those who weren’t at the previous gathering as well as an advanced technique for those who were.

A $20 donation will cover your supplies for the class. Please do RSVP if you are coming so Donna can be sure to have enough supplies for everyone.

Tags: Art, painting, art class, workshop, acrylic, flow painting, The Church Within

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Oct

19

Fri
Fri, Oct 19, 2018 6:00 PM - Fri, Oct 19, 2018 7:15 PM @ The Church Within

Join Susan Baggarly for a 5-week session of gentle yoga at The Church Within. Each Friday from October 12th through November 9th, Susan will guide you through the fundamentals of yoga including alignment, breath awareness, and simple meditation.

Together, we will move slowly through a variety of poses from lying down, on hands and knees, and standing, while building strength and flexibility and bringing breath and awareness into our experience. Come and meet yoga where you are; there is no need for you to be able to touch your toes.

Please bring a yoga mat, beach towel, or a blanket for sitting on. All are welcome, and this especially means you!

Tags: Susan Baggarly, gentle yoga, The Church Within

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Oct

12

Fri
Fri, Oct 12, 2018 6:00 PM - Fri, Oct 12, 2018 7:15 PM @ The Church Within

Join Susan Baggarly for a 5-week session of gentle yoga at The Church Within. Each Friday from October 12th through November 9th, Susan will guide you through the fundamentals of yoga including alignment, breath awareness, and simple meditation.

Together, we will move slowly through a variety of poses from lying down, on hands and knees, and standing, while building strength and flexibility and bringing breath and awareness into our experience. Come and meet yoga where you are; there is no need for you to be able to touch your toes.

Please bring a yoga mat, beach towel, or a blanket for sitting on. All are welcome, and this especially means you!

The suggested donation is $5-10 per session.

Susan Baggarly is a certified yoga instructor and has been teaching yoga for 7 years.

Tags: community yoga, yoga, church within,

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Sep

11

Tue
Tue, Sep 11, 2018 6:00 PM - Tue, Sep 11, 2018 9:00 PM @ The Church Within

Have you ever wanted to try painting but have not been sure how to start? There is a very popular, fun and creative way to paint known as flow or fluid painting. Curious? Join us to try your hands at this unique and personal method of painting.

The suggested donation is $15-20 to cover the cost of canvases, paints, etc. You will create and take home 2-3 paintings under the leadership of Donna Jo Monroe. It is open to anyone who is interested in exploring this creative process.

Tags: the church within, flow painting, painting, fluid painting, creative

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Jul

28

Sat
Sat, Jul 28, 2018 9:00 AM - Sat, Jul 28, 2018 2:00 PM @ The Church Within

Artist Kris May will guide you in making your mark on the side of the TCW building, and together, we’ll all paint a mural! The design is the cover photo for the event, and it’s beautiful! We’re so grateful to Kris for donating his time and effort to this project, and we’re already grateful to you for your willingness to pick up a roller and put some paint on the wall of the building that faces Prospect. It will serve as a reminder to passersby that we’re all just walking each other home!

You can paint for 5 minutes or 5 hours. It’s all great help. Come wearing clothes that can get paint on them without worry, and be part of a great piece of public art making!

This is taking place at the same time as our annual Art Fair and Rummage Sale, so you can do all kinds of fun stuff all at the same time!

Tags: Mural, The Church Within

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Jul

15

Sun
Sun, Jul 15, 2018 10:00 AM - Sun, Jul 15, 2018 12:00 PM @ The Church Within

Pam Blevins Hinkle will be leading a singalong service at The Church Within. Come join your voice with others as we co-create harmony, joy, and sacred expression. Plus it will be fun!

Tags: singalong service, co-create harmony, joy, and sacred expression

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