1. The Old Bethel United Methodist Church leadership is recommending the sale of the Goldenrod Court parsonage. A Church Conference to vote on this recommendation will be held via Zoom on October 17, at 6pm. This will be facilitated by Conference Superintendent, Dr. Aleze Fulbright. The zoom link will be made available to the congregation when it is scheduled and those who don't have a computer will be able to attend in Fellowship Hall. You may contact any member the Administrative Council or the Trustee Committee if you have any questions. 2. If you would like to serve on one of the teams researching the usability, scope and cost of the capital projects recommended by the Administrative Council which include project 1: Activity Hall remodel and water incursion solution and project 2: the construction of a multi-use pavilion, please reply to this message or contact the church office. 3. To be included in the 2022 engraving of portico bricks, please submit your completed order form and payment no later than September 30. Order forms are available in the literature rack in the lobby. You may contact Linda Brady (317-847-9953) or Sue Dugger (317-356-0765) with any questions. 4. Annual Trunk or Treat Sunday October 30, from 3-5pm. Join in the fun as we greet our neighbors with decorated trunks, the Celebration Puppeteers and lots of candy. Volunteers are needed to decorate the trunk of their car and pass out candy. We will provide the candy, you provide the decorated trunk! Contact Arin Schellenberg at aschellenberg@oldbethel.org to volunteer. Donations of individually wrapped pieces of candy will be accepted in October. Thank you for your continued support and help! 5. In advance of the Annual UMW Holiday Bazaar, the United Methodist Women will be taking advance orders for cheeseballs and noodles in the lobby between worship services October 9-23. The Annual UMW Holiday Craft Bazaar is Saturday, November 5, 9am-4pm. Booth space is still available. Contact Linda Brady at ldbrady@sbcglobal.net. 6. The East Washington Street Meijer helps the food pantry battle hunger through their Simply Give campaign. To take part, visit the Meijer store on East Washington Street thru October 1 and purchase a $10 Simply Give donation card. Meijer matches each donation. Thank you for helping the Old Bethel & Partners Food Pantry feed our community. 7. Chat with Pastor Adriane Wednesday, October 18. All are welcome to stop in for coffee or just to chat any time from 9:30am-12:30pm. This is the third of on-going opportunities to connect with Pastor Adriane in person either one-on-one or with others. 8. In an effort to connect with members, we have noticed a number of people who are designated “inactive” in the church database. We will soon be reaching out to those we have addresses for. There remain several for whom we have no contact information. If we are unable to contact these individuals, they will be removed from the church roll at this year’s Charge Conference, per Book of Disciple guidelines. If you know any of the people listed below and how we may reach them, please contact Administrative Assistant Lynda Preston at 317-359-9651 or lpreston@oldbethel.org.

· Shirley Alexander · Nicole Apple · Lynn Beuke · Zuleima Blas · Paul Brinkman · Bernardo Castillo · Jim & Margaret Catt · Carla Compton · Nancy Cooper · Carrie Copsey · Orville Copsey · Janean Cornelius · Talib Cornelius · John Cowherd · Andy Dean · Dan & Val Elliott · Angela Ellis · LaVonne Fogleman · Mark Frantantonic · Nancy Gorgol · Laura Harding · Todd Harding · Leslie Holden · Mark Holden · Sarah Hood · Karl Huggins · Kathy Huizinga · Diana Jaimes · Greg Jarosz · Cheryl Johnson · Deb Jordan · Yacouba Kimba · Carla Kimes · Charlie Kirk · Brenda Land · Prince Taj Logging · Victoria Lopez · DeJour Martin · Edvin Mateo · Noe Mateo · Kyle May · Dave McCullough · Eddie McCullough · Steve McKinney · Annie McLaren · Henry Miller · Bob Muth · Kriste Osborne · Charles Petry · Lyn Petry · Emily Phillips · Drew Phillips · Natalie Phillips · Krystofer Pi · Miguel Pi · Reyanna Pi · Chris Ping · Crystal Prehn-Ravel · Josh Prevost · Araceli Quintana · Artemio Quintana · Tocael Ramos · Pablo Ruiz · Rebecca Saleh · Glen Schmeiser · Kelli Schmeisser · Carrie Shurig · Amanda Sykes · Jimmy Szakel · Jaime Taber · Margaret Teegarden · Thomas Tudor · Gary Wagner · Amy Wagoner · Sharon Waller · Angela Walley · Steve Walley · Cindy White · Dave White · LaJoy Williams · Mike Wolfe · Lisa Wood · Dan Worth · Becky Worthman · Chris Wurgler · Jack Zerkel


9. Old Bethel’s Administrative Council made several key decisions at the September 26 meeting. First, the Council voted to spend all the 2or3 Capital Campaign dollars for capital projects before any of the Prospect Campus profits are touched. Using the 2or3 Campaign funds, the Trustees have been focused on numerous repairs and upgrade projects. You will notice the beginning of a wire enclosure, near the garage. This will house our pantry truck. This is a security effort to keep the catalytic converter from being stolen, again! Also, the AC in the Sanctuary is being replaced. The next two votes regarded the parsonage on Goldenrod Court. The first vote was to sell the house and the second was to use the profits to fund the required housing allowances for appointed clergy. We plan to sell the house “as is” on the advice of experienced realtor, Janet Tucker. ALL church members will have the opportunity to vote on listing the parsonage for sale at an “IN PERSON” AND ZOOM Church Conference on Monday, October 17, at 6pm. All members of Old Bethel are invited to attend in Fellowship Hall or on Zoom that evening. The Zoom link will be communicated as soon as it is available. The fourth Administrative Council vote was on having a One Board administrative structure. This motion passed and will go in effect in January 2023, pending approval at Old Bethel’s annual Charge Conference on Sunday, December 4, at 3pm. All church members in attendance will be able to vote on this recommendation from Ad Council. Finally, the Council voted to form two study committees: 1) Investigate water leakage & upgrade of Activity Hall and 2) Investigate building/buying a multipurpose shelter with garage doors. The study committees will define the scope of work, obtain cost estimates and brainstorm uses that fit with our mission to Offer Hope for Every Hunger in Every Heart. If you have interest in being on a study committee, please contact Cathy Thoman or Shannon Schwoebel for the Activity Hall group or Arin Schellenberg for the multipurpose shelter group. No commitment to fund these two projects has been made yet. These projects were two of the biggest preferences of those who attended the September 18 Town Hall meeting. Submitted by: Ann Mead, Administrative Council Chair

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1. Lunch Bunch will meet at the Irish Mutt, (7041 East 10th Street) at 11:30am Wednesday, September 28. Please sign up on clipboard in church reception office or call Brenda Maley at 317-894-1178 for reservations.

2. To be included in the 2022 engraving of portico bricks, please submit your completed order form and payment no later than September 30. Order forms are available in the literature rack in the lobby. You may contact Linda Brady (317-847-9953) or Sue Dugger (317-356-0765) with any questions.

3. Annual Trunk or Treat Sunday October 30, from 3-5pm. Join in the fun as we greet our neighbors with decorated trunks, the Celebration Puppeteers and lots of candy. Volunteers are needed to decorate the trunk of their car and pass out candy. We will provide the candy, you provide the decorated trunk! Contact Arin Schellenberg at aschellenberg@oldbethel.org to volunteer. Donations of individually wrapped pieces of candy will be accepted in October. Thank you for your continued support and help!

4. In advance of the Annual UMW Holiday Bazaar, the United Methodist Women will be taking advance orders for cheeseballs and noodles in the lobby between worship services October 9-23. The Annual UMW Holiday Craft Bazaar is Saturday, November 5, 9am-4pm. Booth space is still available. Contact Linda Brady at ldbrady@sbcglobal.net.

5. The East Washington Street Meijer helps the food pantry battle hunger through their Simply Give campaign. To take part, visit the Meijer store on East Washington Street thru October 1 and purchase a $10 Simply Give donation card. Meijer matches each donation. On this day, Meijer doubles their match to $20 - your $10 donation becomes $30! Thank you for helping the Old Bethel & Partners Food Pantry feed our community.


1. Everyone is invited to a church-wide meeting in Fellowship Hall this Sunday, September 18, at 3pm. This meeting is for discussion and questions about the One Board model and proposals for the proceeds from the Prospect Campus property sale. In the meantime, for any questions, talk to Pastor Adriane.


2. Old Bethel Travelers head to Derby Dinner Playhouse Wednesday, October 12, to see Murder on the Orient Express. The bus will board at 9am and return around 5:45pm. Tickets are limited and cost is $75. Please make checks payable to OBUMC and put in the Old Bethel Travelers box in the church reception office or mail to Brenda Maley, 1640 Park Chase Place, Indpls 46229. The sign up deadline is this Sunday, September 18. Please make reservation quickly so we do not have to cancel.

3. Chat with Pastor Adriane Tuesday, September 20. All are welcome to stop in for lunch or just to chat any time from 11:30am-2:30pm. Bring a brown bag lunch if you like. This is the second of on-going opportunities to connect with Pastor Adriane in person either one-on-one or with others.

4. Lunch Bunch will meet at the Irish Mutt, (7041 East 10th Street) at 11:30am Wednesday, September 28. Please sign up on clipboard in church reception office or call Brenda Maley at 317-894-1178 for reservations.

5. To be included in the 2022 engraving of portico bricks, please submit your completed order form and payment no later than September 30. Order forms are available in the literature rack in the lobby. You may contact Linda Brady (317-847-9953) or Sue Dugger (317-356-0765) with any questions.

6. Annual Trunk or Treat Sunday October 30, from 3-5pm. Join in the fun as we greet our neighbors with decorated trunks, the Celebration Puppeteers and lots of candy. Volunteers are needed to decorate the trunk of their car and pass out candy. We will provide the candy, you provide the decorated trunk! You may indicate your participation on today’s Connection Card. Donations of individually wrapped pieces of candy will be accepted in October. Thank you for your continued support and help!

7. The East Washington Street Meijer helps the food pantry battle hunger through their Simply Give campaign. To take part, visit the Meijer store on East Washington Street thru October 1 and purchase a $10 Simply Give donation card. Meijer matches each donation. On this day, Meijer doubles their match to $20 - your $10 donation becomes $30! Thank you for helping the Old Bethel & Partners Food Pantry feed our community.

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