8 December 2013 The Second Sunday in Advent where we light two candles on our wreath; Christ our Way. Isaiah 11:1-10. The Spirit Of The Lord. Isaiah shares his vision about what the world looks like when God's Spirit rules.
Join us on Sunday mornings for worship at either 8:00 or 10:00. On the third Sunday of every month we have our praise band and youth leading our 10:00 worship time. Every Sunday at 9:00 we have children, youth and adult Sunday school. All are welcome!
Save this date!!! On January 5, Pepper Choplin, composer, conductor and humorist, will be working with our chancel choir and offering a concert at Holy Family. Our church is sponsoring this time of faith, fun, and worship. Community choirs from Batesville, Oldenburg and Rushville will be participating in this exciting event. More details will be forthcoming. Our chancel choir has done many of his songs such as Night of The Father’s Love.
Safe Passage is a facility in Batesville, IN that provides temporary living for up to 24 families. Its purpose is to provide a safe place with supporting, recovery services to family members (or individuals) who have been physically or emotionally abused. The average length of stay is about 30 days. The support needs from volunteers in the Batesville community are extensive. They include providing financial aid, encouragement through notes/letters, visitation, praying, errands, transportation, food snacks, room maintenance/furnishings, tutoring, and small decorations or inspirational items for the room/clients.
The Batesville United Methodist Church has been engaged in helping with these services for a number of years. Safe Passage has now formalized volunteering into a program called "El Roi". Our church, under the umbrella of the Outreach Committee has decided to commit to this program beginning in October, 2013. This commitment will initially be focused on sponsorship of Room # 7 and its occupants. It consists of $100 per month to help with Safe Passage expenses, and also needed support services (as listed above) from a group of about 10 individuals from the church.
While the outreach from the church is focused on Room # 7, it can be expanded beyond this as worked out between Safe Passage leadership and the BUMC team.