Hope Month

Healing the Broken Place of Isolation

We care deeply about healing 6 Broken Places in our world. In the midst of coronavirus, people are experiencing loneliness and isolation at alarming rates. It's now harder to be "in" community for many people. But, there is HOPE! And that's why, for the next month, we're focusing on healing the broken place of isolation. God has something to say about isolation and so we will discover what that is. Will you join us? 

Connecting Events

We've designed a number of events that are easy to invite your friends, family, and neighbors to. We hope these can serve as an on-ramp to community and togetherness.

Confronting Isolation Head-On

Feeling Isolated?

We are so grateful that you're a part of this community. As a church, we want to support and encourage you. You'll be matched with an individual or group who will pray for and connect with you. Signup here.
Find Support

Give Support

Would you be willing to support someone who is isolated? We're looking for individuals, families, or groups who are willing to pray and support others through notes and check-ins. Signup here.
Give Support

2. The Postcard Project

COVID-19 has left a lot of people feeling alone during this stressful time. To combat the loneliness, many of these centers, nursing homes, jails, and hospitals are welcoming cards, drawings, and letters from the public, including children. Throughout Hope Month, we will be encouraging you to write letters to the people that need a little love and support — from a distance! We even have postcards you can print out (or pick up if you're coming to church) to use.
Click to Print Postcards

Week of August 9-15: Letters to Senior Citizens

This week, we'll focus on writing letters to senior citizens! We've called ahead to ensure that residents are able to receive these letters and the following facilities are beyond thrilled to receive your letters!

Address your envelope or postcard to:
Resident at Riverwalk Village
295 Westfield Rd.
Noblesville, IN 46060

Address your envelope or postcard to:
Resident at Sunrise on Old Meridian
12130 Old Meridian Street
Carmel, IN 46032

Address your envelope or postcard to:
Resident at The Forum at the Crossing
8505 Woodfield Crossing Blvd
Indianapolis, IN 46240

Address your envelope or postcard to:
Resident at Riverwalk Crossing
7235 Riverwalk Way North
Noblesville, IN 46062

Not sure what to write? Here are some examples:

Hi, I’m [insert name}. I wanted to say hello to you and wish you well. I realize that with the current state of the world, you may not have as many visitors stopping by. So this is me “stopping by” to let you know that you are loved and thought of. I hope you have a beautiful day filled with laughter and happiness. Wishing you all the best today and always!
Hi, I’m [insert name]. I just wanted to say that YOU ARE LOVED! Never forget how incredibly wonderful you are. I hope that your week is filled with all the joy and happiness in the world. While that you may not be allowed visitors at this time, please know that you’re in my heart and I’m thinking about you. Have a wonderful day!
Hi I’m ____. I wanted to say hi and let you know I’m thinking of you today. Many of us are feeling isolated in the current season we’re in, and I know it’s especially hard without visitors. I want you to know that you’re not alone. You are important and valuable to the world, and deeply loved. Praying for you!
 

 

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Week 1: Dignity


Week 1 Discussion Guide

Week 2 Discussion Guide

Kids & LIFT Disability Ministry Curriculum

August 1/2

Little One's Way/Preschool/LIFT Kids
Lesson | Craft

K-5th Grade/LIFT Students 
Lesson | One Person Sheet

August 8/9

Little One's Way/Preschool/LIFT Kids
Lesson | Prayer Spot

K-5th Grade/LIFT Students
Lesson | Brainstorm Sheet | Crossword | Word Search

August 15/16

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Lesson | Craft

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