Good News & Updates: May 19, 2022

1. Tell your family and friends about this Saturday’s, Race Into Summer event. It will take place in the Old Bethel parking lot this Saturday, May 21, 11am-1pm. Come enjoy the fun and excitement of the bounce, relay races, games, and a FREE lunch.

2. Next Step: All are invited to consider your next step of commitment. Have you been baptized? If you are a youth, have you been confirmed in your faith? For adults, have you become a member of Old Bethel? These steps are still just the beginning. If you would like to talk about what your next “step” is, you may contact Rev. Adriane at

3. Quilt Auction: Carol Simpson has created and donated 27 beautiful and unique quilts to be auctioned May 14 through July 9, with proceeds benefiting local and global mission projects of the United Methodist Women. Online bidding begins May 14 at A celebration viewing of the quilts and in-person bidding will be held July 9, 1:30-3pm in Old Bethel’s sanctuary. You may contact Carol McMillen at 317-899-4360 with questions about this event. If you have questions about online bidding, please contact Cheryl Platt at

4. Lunch Bunch: Wednesday, May 25, at 11:30am at The Grill. (East on Pendleton Pike past the Meijer complex (Carroll Rd) about 1/2 mile on the right. Sign up on clipboard in the church reception office or call Brenda Maley at 317-894-1178 for reservations.

5. Shared Tables is a FREE community meal served every Wednesday from 6-6:45pm (January-May and September-December). Old Bethel is partnering with Culver’s 7010 East 21st Street location (at the corner of 21st & Shadeland) to raise money for the Shared Tables ministry. Culver’s is hosting a Shared Tables night Friday, May 27, from 6-7pm. Shared Tables will receive 10% of all meals purchased during this hour. All are invited and encouraged to enjoy a dinner out AND support this growing ministry. This week's Shared Tables meal is a Pizza, Bread Sticks, Hot dogs, Salad, Chips, Applesauce, and Dessert. If you would like to bring donations please visit the Shared Tables display in the lobby after service. Come enjoy a warm meal with our community this week! Shared tables is in need of donations and volunteers. Please use the links below.

6. Children’s Church participants are invited to a day trip to The Ark Encounter on June 4. If you and your family would like to go, please see Pastor Tonya. Sign-up deadline is May 27.

7. The Annual UMW Garage Sale is June 3, 8am-3pm & June 4, 8am-1pm. WE WANT YOUR STUFF! Begin cleaning out closets, drawers, attics, basements, garages, and sheds. Pack your unwanted/unused items and save them for us. Are you going to be thinning out plantings in the yard? We’ll take those too. Drop it all off May 31, 9am-2pm, June 1, 9am-6pm, and June 2, 9am-2pm. Spread the word! Contact Linda Brady at 317-847-9953 with any questions.

8. We’re Hiring! Old Bethel UMC is looking for 1. Sound Technician on Sunday mornings and 2. Praise Team Director for the 11am contemporary worship service. If you’re interested and available, or will become available in the near future, please e-mail The Old Bethel & Partners Food Pantry is hiring for the Warehouse Worker position. The hours are M/W/F 7am-12noon. This person must be able to operate a pallet jack, lift 75 pounds repeatedly and work well on a team. $15/hr. Contact Arin Schellenberg at

9. Memorial Bricks: You may honor or memorialize a loved one by purchasing an engraved brick on the entry portico. Order forms may be found in the literature stand in the lobby. You may contact Memorial Committee members Linda Brady at 317-847-9953 or Sue Dugger at 317-356-0765 with questions.

10. The Administrative Staff is grateful to currently have all volunteer receptionist shifts filled. The service of these ladies and gentlemen make it possible for the staff to effectively attend to their responsibilities without constant interruption. We are still seeking individuals to serve as substitute receptionist when regular volunteers are ill or traveling. The morning shift is 9am-12:30pm. The afternoon shift is 12:30-4pm. The primary duties are to greet visitors and answer the phone. Subs serve on an as needed basis as their schedule allows. If interested, please contact Administrative Assistant Lynda Preston at 317-359-9651 or or the Volunteer Coordinator Sue Epps at 317-691-1195 or

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