New Date For “Trigger” Screening

New Date For “Trigger” Screening

Due to scheduling issues, the screening of the award-winning film “Trigger” The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence” will be moved from this Sunday, June 10 to Sunday, July 8. We will begin watching the film at 4pm and be finished by 6pm. Please note the change of date and we apologize for having to reschedule the screening of this film. Sunday, July 8 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm Faith Presbyterian Church 8170 Hague Rd Indianapolis, IN 46256 Join us as we seek to learn together the devastating effects of gun violence has on our communities. This viewing will include the opportunity for open and civil conversation about our response to gun violence....
The Blessings of An Incomprehensible God

The Blessings of An Incomprehensible God

For centuries, people have been trying to explain the theological doctrine called the Trinity. How do we talk about God being composed of three persons who is yet one God? Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, was an early church leader who was a serious and imaginative theologian puzzled over this understanding of God. There is a story about Augustine and it begins with him walking along the seashore pondering this complex idea about God. Along his walk he stopped to watch a child who was carrying a cup of water from the ocean to a small hole he had dug in the sand. Augustine asked the child, “What are you doing?” The child replied, “I am trying to pour the entire ocean into this whole.” Augustine laughed and said, “That’s impossible.” The child looked back at Augustine and said, “And it’s impossible for you to fit the Trinity into your little mind.” The story concludes that the child vanished for it was a heavenly messenger from God. Just as it was difficult for Augustine to understand the doctrine of the trinity, it is also difficult for us to fit this understanding into our brains. From the beginning of time, people have tried to articulate who God is and how God works in our world. We use human words to try to define a God who is bigger than all of our imaginations. The doctrine of the Trinity is a way that Christians have tried to articulate their understanding of a God who moves beyond our comprehension. What we can understand from all of this is that we worship and follow...
Memory University 2018

Memory University 2018

MEMORY UNIVERSITY 2018 Caregiver Health and Well-Being: Maintaining Yours and Theirs The Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center presents Memory University 2018, a program for our research partners and others interested in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. Attendees will learn about diet, exercise, and how they impact cognitive health. These events are free of charge but require advance registration. Please registers at https://is.gd/IADC_MemoryU_2018. More information can be found in the flyer attached. Location: IU Health Neuroscience Center, Goodman Hall Auditorium 355 W. 16th street, Indianapolis, IN Friday, June 1 from 1:30-3:00PM: Maintaining Caregiver Health Friday, June 8 from 1:30-3:00PM: Impact of Healthy Diet Friday, June 15 from 1:30-3:00PM: Impact of Physical Exercise Friday, June 22 from 1:30-3:00PM: Managing Stress Friday, June 29 from 1:30-3:00PM: Nurturing Your Spiritual Well-Being IADC MemoryU 2018...
Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence

Trigger: The Ripple Effect of Gun Violence

Due to some scheduling issues, the screening of Trigger will be rescheduled from Sunday, June 10 to Sunday, July 8. Please note the new date. Screening of this Award-Winning Documentary Sunday, July 8 4:00 pm- 6:00 pm Faith Presbyterian Church 8170 Hague Rd Indianapolis, IN 46256 Join us as we seek to learn together the devastating effects of gun violence has on our communities. This viewing will include the opportunity for open and civil conversation about our response to gun...
September 3 Sermon by Rev. Dr. Galen Schwarz

September 3 Sermon by Rev. Dr. Galen Schwarz

The Invisible Enemy  –  Acts 16:24-34  –  Ephesians 6:10-20 When our youngest son was a junior in high school he had it in his mind that he just had to go to an Ivy League School.  Well with financial fear and trepidation Susan and I decided that we would go along for the ride and see where it would lead.  So whenever one of the Ivy League schools would send their admission teams into the area, we just had to go.  The only one that I remember was the University of Pennsylvania.   The memory isn’t from its proud place in the academic arena, or from the rich history that this particular university has brought to our culture.  No, it was from the oxymoron that one discovers when one cheers for their sports team. As a Quaker colony those who attended the University that Ben Franklin founded were know as the “Quakers.”  Today they are known as “the Blue and the Red” signifying more the colors of their sport teams’ jerseys than their history.  For after all, it would be really weird to attend a football game between the University of Pennsylvania and say Yale, and here the Yale fans yell out, “Go Bull dogs”.  (That would make the Butler fans jealous.)  But to hear the University of Pennsylvania crowd yell out “Go you Fighting Quakers” well, would be really weird, because Quakers are not known as fighters.  They fit into those religious categories of pacifists as are the Mennonites the church of the Brethren, and the Amish. At least one of those oxymoronic statements has been part of the...