Bishop Catherine Waynick and Canon to the Ordinary, Bruce Gray, recently announced the appointment of Good Samaritan (Brownsburg), St. Alban’s (Indianapolis), St. John’s (Speedway) and Trinity (Lawrenceburg) as the Pathways to Vitality Pilot Parishes.
The goal of the Pathways’ Pilot Parish initiative is to assist these congregations in achieving enhanced sustainability by identifying their unique ministries, building vital congregational teams and developing practical financial and administrative skills.
Funded by Lilly Endowment Inc., representatives from the Pilot Parishes will have an immersive learning experience consisting of an opening retreat, a series of workshops and small group meetings over the course of 18 months starting this summer.
“This peer-learning model is based upon action and reflection providing participants with the opportunity to intentionally integrate lessons into their congregational lives,” according to Rev. Dr. Carol Pinkham Oak, Pathways Curricula Consultant.
The central-Indiana Pilot Parishes also will host a curate residency program for Diocesan postulant, Erin Hougland, according to Canon Gray. “This residency program will provide Erin with priestly formation and leadership opportunities giving her the confidence and skills necessary for future parish ministry.”
According to Pathways Program Director, Melissa Hickman, the lessons learned from the work of the Pilot Parishes may be adapted and enhanced for other congregations in the future. “We believe the experiences of these parishes will help the Diocese create more transformative programming that supports sustainability, vitality, and innovation in our congregations and in our diocese.”
St. Alban’s, Indianapolis along with Grace and Mercy Assembly, will be hosting a Community Harvest Celebration on Saturday, October 8, from 3 p.m. – 9 p.m. We invite you and all of our other friends, neighbors, ministry partners and community leaders to St. Alban’s for a 3 p.m. pet blessing and an afternoon of fun, food, an evening movie, live praise music, and games. We will be celebrating our very successful first year of full harvest from the Peace Garden!
Celebration of The Rev. Debbie Dehler’s New Ministry at St. Alban’s, Indianapolis on September 22 at 7 p.m. RSVP to the church office. Continue reading
Congratulations to St. Alban’s, Indianapolis. Their “From Swords to Plowshares Garden” is featured in the current issue of Vestry Papers! An article about the Garden also appeared in the July issue of the Diocesan Monthly News.
Meeting at 4601 North Emerson Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46226
When We Meet:
Sundays at 10:30 AM and Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.
The Rev. Debra Dehler, Priest-in-Charge
Emergency Contact: 317-371-3666
Opportunities to Connect
- Contact the church for their latest social and service projects
What Sets Us Apart
- Church motto is “Showing God’s Love to All People”
- Friendly, diverse, spiritfilled neighborhood church on Indy’s east side
- Strong supporter of feeding ministries throughout the neighborhood and city, Indianapolis Public School #83, health/medical programs, and environmental justice
- 12-step programs offered
- Commitment to education
Celebration of The Rev. Debbie Dehler's New Ministry at St. Alban's, Indianapolis on September 22 at 7 p.m. RSVP to the church office. Read More
St. Alban's, Indianapolis along with Grace and Mercy Assembly, will be hosting a Community Harvest Celebration on Saturday, October 8,Read More
Congratulations to St. Alban's, Indianapolis. Their "From Swords to Plowshares Garden" is featured in the current issue of Vestry Papers!Read More
Bishop Catherine Waynick and Canon to the Ordinary, Bruce Gray, recently announced the appointment of Good Samaritan (Brownsburg), St. Alban’sRead More
Meeting at 4601 North Emerson Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46226 When We Meet: Sundays at 10:30 AM and Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Staff/ContactsRead More
Have you driven past St. Alban’s at Emerson and 46th Avenue North in Indianapolis and wondered, “What’s growing there?” OurRead More