Weekly Update - December 11, 2020
December 11, 2020
Sunday, December 13th
Woven at 9:15 am
Traditional at 10:45 am
These services will be live-streamed on our YouTube channel. You can also attend in person or via drive-up (pre-registration required)
Join us for the third Sunday of Advent as
we continue the series,
"Born for Us"
Last Sunday's worship service may be found
Sunday, February 23rd
Join us as we celebrate the Installation of
Cory Glover at
Woven Worship 9:15
Traditional Worship 10:45
A reception for Cory will be held between services.
Sunday, December 13th - Scripture
2 If then there is any encouragement in Christ, any consolation from love, any sharing in the Spirit, any compassion and sympathy, 2 make my joy complete: be of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. 4 Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others. 5 Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, 6 who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God as something to be exploited, 7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness. And being found in human form, 8 he humbled himself and became obedient to the point of death—even death on a cross. 9 Therefore God also highly exalted him and gave him the name that is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
We have returned to offering in-person worship, as well as our new drive-up option. If possible,
we encourage everyone to stay home and worship with us online.
This is the safest option, the only one without risk. This is even more important for those who are high risk - people over 60, people with heart, kidney, or lung disease, and those with chronic respiratory conditions.
For those wanting the drive-up option please join us in the parking lot and
listen via FM transmitter.
You can choose a parking spot close enough to see through the windows and tune your radio to 87.9. This will allow you to see and hear the worship service. We encourage you to bring your own communion elements and remain
in your vehicle. We will also have a greeter available outside to assist if you have any questions or issues.
For those who will be joining us for in-person worship, please be aware of the following:
-Preregistration will be required and attendance will be limited to 20 people in each service (not counting staff). This is a reduction from 25.
-Please leave the parking spaces closest to the church for those remaining in their cars.
-We will record all attendees in a log so that we may do contact tracing should a spreading event occur.
-Upon entry, you will have your temperature checked.
-Masks and social distancing will be required.
-There will be no congregational singing, but we will have one or two masked singers to lead us in song.
-Prepackaged communion will be available. No offering plates will be passed, but we have an offering box into which you may place your tithes and offerings.
-We will be dismissed in stages, and we ask everyone to avoid any clustering inside the building.
We cannot fully mitigate the risks of transmission, but we are working to be as safe as possible.
gain, the safest options are to join us online or in our parking lot.
Please do not come to the church if you have experienced any sickness or symptoms - or have been around anyone who has - in the last 14 days.
ReEntry will continue to monitor cases and will meet routinely to reevaluate. Thank you for your support and patience.
*On November 29th, Tapestry groups will be able to expand from 10 to 20 people following the same protocols.
Click here to pre-register for worship on December 13th
Click here to pre-register for worship on December 20th
Click here to pre-register for Christmas Eve worship on December 24th
Worship on Sunday, December 27th will be only available for virtual viewing via YouTube.
Tapestry Church, 2021 Budget
This Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. will be our congregational meeting to announce the results of the vote on becoming an Open and Affirming Congregation and to vote on both our slate of officers for 2021 and our budget for 2021. Attached please find the Slate of Officers and the budget both of which have been approved by the Board.
Some of you may choose to participate in the meeting at church but most will probably join via a Zoom Meeting. It is, of course, not an ideal way to have a congregational meeting but we hope you will choose to participate. If you have any specific questions we encourage you to ask them in advance if possible. There will be an opportunity to have discussion during the meeting but your questions beforehand will help expedite the meeting.
Thank you so much
2021 Budget 12-08-2020 for Congregation - Budget.pdf
Click here for the December 13th Congregational Meeting Zoom link
tapestry leadership 202120211 (2).pdf
Click here to pre-register for the December 13th Congregational Meeting
Don't Forget to Vote
Remember, that the Open and Affirming vote closes at 5 pm on Saturday, 12/12.
Click here to cast your vote.
Thank You Tapestry Church
On Tuesday Tapestry Church presented a check for the playground at The Refuge.
A congregational member has volunteered to match each dollar of giving to this project up to $1,000. As of Monday, 12/7/2020, giving from the congregation is
If you are able, please consider donating to this cause. If you have questions, contact
Westwood Weekend Bags
Weekend Bags is a program where we will assemble weekend bags of food for those children that may not have the nourishment they need over the weekend! There are currently 15-20 students that are in need of this program at Westwood Elementary School. No child should be left hungry. We are asking for non-perishable, easy to prepare food for the children to ensure they receive enough food on the weekends to avoid hunger when they can't depend on a school meal. Two entrees (pasta bowls, chef boyardee, ind. cereal, two snacks, one juice box, applesauce, pudding cup, raisins, granola bars, crackers) are just a few ideas!!! Please contact Dawn Arnold (317-507-0003) to arrange pick-up/drop-off.
Join in the Fun… and Share a Memory!!
Here is a place where you can participate, right now! This board is created so we can share a favorite holiday experience. How to use it:
Click on the link below, a + sign will appear at the bottom right corner.
Click on the + sign and you can add words
Click on the three dots and you have options to draw or add a picture.
ALL ages can participate! Your addition will not immediately appear. All additions are reviewed prior to being posted. The board will stay up for about 4 weeks. Entries will be added to the bottom of the board, so make sure to scroll up and enjoy the fun, and may blessings abound!
CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED
Dear Tapestry Church Family,
Each year at this time we have an opportunity to offer gifts of appreciation to the members of our church staff in the form of a Christmas bonus. There is no money budgeted for this. These gifts depend solely upon our member contributions. The total contributed will be divided equally among all the members of our staff.
Please offer your gifts by mail to the church office in an envelope marked “Staff Christmas” to the office at 1001 N. State Road 135, Suite A1, Greenwood, IN 46142. Please be sure to place "Staff Christmas" on the memo line, if paying by check. You may also pay online at the following link:
Gifts need to be collected by December 19th in order to give to our staff by Christmas.
Offering these Christmas gifts to staff is a long-standing tradition of ours and I know it means a lot to our staff members. Please join my family in offering these gifts of love and appreciation during this special season.
Thank you so much for your generosity!
Vice Chair of the Board
You can continue to give online through
or you can mail your tithes and offerings to the church office (
1001 State Road 135, Suite A1, Greenwood, IN 46142
). The work of the church is ongoing, and we are always grateful for your sustained generosity.
Click here to pre-register for worship on December 13th
Woven Worship: December 13th @ 9:15 am
Traditional Worship: December 13th @ 10:45 am
Congregational Meeting: December 13th @ 2 pm
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Bells Rehearsals: December 14th @ 6 pm
Ukulele Jam Session: December 14th @ 7:30 pm
Legacy Trustees Meeting: December 15th @ 6 pm
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Choir Rehearsal: December 16th @ 7 pm
Bible Study: December 17th @ 7 pm
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The password for all Tapestry Zoom meetings is
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to view the full Tapestry calendar.
Contact the Tapestry staff if you would like help
Zoom meeting for your group.
It’s the holly jolliest time of the year as the Phoenix Theatre Cultural Centre and the Indianapolis Public Library present "Season’s Readings", a ten-book children’s storytelling series that highlights a diversity of families, cultures, and celebrations.
Click here for more information.
Click here for a list of all the available resources.
We pray for Suzanne McCarty as she is scheduled for another heart procedure next week.
We pray for Sarah Davisson as she recovers from foot surgery.
We pray for Sue Dykes and her mother, Wilma Hilgeman, as Wilma faces health challenges.
We pray for Paul Jones’s father who has been diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing treatments.
We pray for Susan and Clint Hicks and their family as Susan battles esophageal cancer.
We continue to pray for Larry and Debbie Bolen as Larry recovers from cancer treatments.
We pray for Cindy Dennis, Barb Moore’s sister, as she battles bladder cancer.
We pray for all those affected by COVID-19 and those caring for them, as well our governmental leaders as they make decisions regarding COVID-19 relaxing of restrictions.
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Announcements for the Friday, December 18th Update must be submitted by noon Wednesday, December 16th. Prayer requests must be submitted by 5 pm on Thursday, December 17th.
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