Good News & Updates: May 4, 2022

1. Old Bethel Travelers will be on the road to Hagerstown, Indiana on June 8, to tour of the Wilbur Wright Birthplace & Museum, after which we’ll lunch at Willie & Reds Smorgasbord, then visit Abbotts Candy to watch chocolates being made! The cost is $55. Reservations must be made by May 15. Make checks payable to OBUMC and leave in the Old Bethel Travelers mailbox in church reception office or mailed to Brenda Maley, 1640 Park Chase Place, Indianapolis, IN 46229. Board bus at 8:15am. We’ll return around 4:30pm. You may call Brenda at 317-894-1178 with any questions.

2. Mark your calendar and tell your family and friends about a fun upcoming event, Race Into Summer. It will take place in the Old Bethel parking lot Saturday, May 21, 11am-1pm. Come enjoy the fun and excitement of the bounce, relay races, games, and a FREE lunch. We will need several volunteers to help make this event go smoothly. Contact Community Life Minister, Arin Schellenberg at or 317-359-9651, ext 128 to volunteer.

3. 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 Baked Potato Bar, 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. If you are interested please click this link to sign up!

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. We’ll carpool from church at 10:45am.

5. 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.

6. 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

7. 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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