Showing posts from May, 2017

Imagination Station

Is currently seeking a part-time individual to teach preschool in a Pre-K 4 day a week class for the 2017/2018 school year.Experience preferred. Please contact Allyson at 317-780-4624 or

Southport Flag Retirement Ceremony

June 14 (Flag Day) 7:30 p.m. Southport Park 6901 Derbyshire Road
·Participate in a 40 minute ceremony ·Hundreds of flags will be “retired” ·Color Guard entrance ·Armed Forces Medley ·Playing of “Taps” at conclusion ·Spotlight of Honorees

A Letter from Pastor Derek - June

Hello, Southport UMC! I am writing to you from San Antonio, Texas, where I am attending the Festival of Homiletics.This event has been my all time favorite continuing education event for about fifteen years.At the Festival we hear from preachers and teachers of preaching morning, noon, and night for four full days.On this, the evening before the last day, I have heard nine sermons and ninelectures about preaching, and there’s more tomorrow!I tell you all this to let you know I am a geek about this preaching thing.It defines me, shapes me, excites me, and inspires me.But best of all, it’s not just me and my job, it is our job.The job of the body of Christ.All of us.All the time. OK, I’m getting ahead of myself.My name is Derek.I am coming to be the pastor atSouthport UMC very soon.I’ve met your staff and I am thrilled to be working with them.They strike me as people who care, not just people who do a job.And more than that, they tell me you are the same, that this is a congregation who c…


2017 Spring MEIJER SIMPLY GIVE CAMPAIGN - May 14 to June 18
The Southport Meijer Store has chosen Hunger Inc. to be the recipient of the money raised through the 2017 Spring Meijer Simply Give Campaign. At Guest Services we have donation cards with a special bar code that helps Meijer track and identify our food pantry partner. If you know of anyone that is going to donate to the Meijer Simply Give Campaign to help Hunger Inc., please provide them with one of these cards.
Meijer will match every dollar donated. If someone donates $10, Meijer will match that $10 for a total donation of $20. DOUBLE MATCH DAYS are June 2 and June 3. During these 2 days Meijer will double match every customer’s $10 Simply Give donation so that for every $10donation card, Meijer will give $20 to the program, resulting in a total donation of $30.
Please let everyone know of this giving opportunity. Without this campaign the Hunger Inc. mission to help those who are hungry would be much more difficult.

United Methodist Women

The Southport Street Fair bake sale was a success for us, even though there wasn’t much of a crowd.We will be able to donate to the Sumner’s garden program and the new garden at the Church by the Southport Rd. playground. Thanks to all the great bakers at Southport!
This Summer, UMW sponsors a Mission U activity at DePauw University on July 22. All are welcome to attend this very informative sampler day from 8:00 a.m. –1:00 p.m. Session Topics are:
Spritual Growth: Living as a Covenant Community Issue Study: Climate Justice: A Call to Hope in Action Geographic Study: Missionary Conferences of the United Methodist Church in the United States
For more information go to www.inumcorg/sampler17 or contact the church office.
This summer we will be collecting items for Christmas Shoeboxes for Red Bird Mission.An informative flyer with a list of ite


Southport has a wealth of garden-loving people.If you are one or know of neighbors or family members who are, consider this opportunity to bless others.“Grow a Row for Fletcher Place.”
One in five families in Indianapolis lacks reliable access to nutritious affordable food. Our neighbors in the Fletcher Place community are in a food desert. This means that they have no fresh, affordable produce within a mile distance.
Please consider growing a row in your garden that is specifically designated to Fletcher Place individuals, families, and children. OR if you find your garden overflowing with an abundance of freshness, pack up the extras and take them to Fletcher Place Community Center, 1637Prospect Street. Any donations of produce can be dropped off on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will be distributed the next morning, on Saturday for free.
Share the blessing with friends and family, combine efforts, and take turns driving to the Center with your gifts of fresh produce.


PRISON MINISTRY AT IWP June 1-4 Five women from church will be joining many others from Kairos Prison Ministry serving at the Indianapolis Women’s Prison this first weekend of June. Please pray for all womeninvolved, servants and those who are incarcerated asking that Jesus’ grace and love be communicated so lives can be transformed.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL June 13, 14, 15 For three mornings beginning Tuesday, June 13, the church will become a campout wherechildren experience how Jesus’ life demonstrates God’s love for us..Visit the VBS Next Stepstable in the Gathering Place Thursday and Sunday, June 1 and 4, and discover how you canparticipate. You may also register children to attend VBS or select an item from the colorful tag boards to donate and support the ministry.
UPPER SAND MOUNTAIN MISSION TRIP June 18-24 Our mission team leaves for Alabama on June 18, serving for a week with the Upper Sand community and returning June 24. The trip is made possible by your donations to the Faith Pr…