Weekly Update - June 26, 2020
June 26, 2020
Join us this Sunday as
we continue our summer series, "Colorful Stories"
You can watch
live on YouTube (
through our Facebook page (
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, June 28th -
The Golden Calf, Exodus 32:1-6
When the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people gathered around Aaron, and said to him, “Come, make gods for us, who shall go before us; as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has become of him.” 2 Aaron said to them, “Take off the gold rings that are on the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me.” 3 So all the people took off the gold rings from their ears, and brought them to Aaron. 4 He took the gold from them, formed it in a mold,
and cast an image of a calf; and they said, “These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt!” 5 When Aaron saw this, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation and said, “Tomorrow shall be a festival to the Lord.” 6 They rose early the next day, and offered burnt offerings and brought sacrifices of well-being; and the people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to revel.
Tapestry Board Update
Your church leadership has been busy and I want to report several items of interest to you from last week’s Board meeting. First of all, on behalf of the Board I want to thank you for keeping up your generous support of Tapestry Church’s ministries. Because of your generosity and the decision of two families to pay all or part of their pledge in advance, as of the end of May our revenue has exceeded the budget by $5,000. Thank you! Expenses are below budget so we are able to be in a healthy financial situation even in the midst of this pandemic. We have also applied for and received a “Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan in the amount of $64,172 which we believe will not need to be paid back because we can spend it on staff support and other expenses allowed for in the PPP loan. A special thank you to Rick Reisinger for taking the lead in that effort!
An ongoing concern of the Board has been using the interest from our “Sale of the Building” fund invested at Disciples Church Extension Fund (DCEF). This was budgeted but we want to be able, if possible, to grow that fund so that more money will be available for use in purchasing our permanent home for the church. Because of our healthy financial condition, the Board welcomed the decision of the Stewardship & Finance Committee to discontinue taking interest from that investment for the remainder of 2020 AND to return over $16,000 to the “Sale of the Building” fund which we have received so far this year (Note: this amount returned actually grew to approximately $20,000 because of an extra payment received from DCEF).
The Board was pleased to hear the report of the Design Team that it seems that we have found a new temporary location for worship, office and meeting space as we continue to look for and plan for a permanent location for Tapestry Church. The Board voted to approve expenditures of up to $25,000 for renovating that space to meet our needs. And $20,000 of that amount will be reimbursed to us by the landlord. Thank you to Karen Dickerson and the Design Team for their continuing work on our behalf.
A Bylaws Review Task Force had previously been appointed by the Board for the purpose of changing the church leadership year to align with the budget year. At this Board meeting those Bylaws changes were approved. Those persons in church leadership whose terms were set to expire at the end of June will now continue through the end of 2020 and future leadership roles will align with the calendar year. The amended Bylaws can be found on our website as well as
Thank you to Matt Fultz, Angie Opsahl, Amy Jones and Cory for their work to make this happen.
Finally, the Board approved the establishment of a Re-Entry Task Force to provide leadership in determining when and how we will begin to be able to safely gather for worship, fellowship, meetings and other events. The members of the Task Force are Angie Opsahl, Bill Bass, Eric Eads, Jim Ream Sarah Nguyen, Scott Opsahl with Cory and I serving as ex-officio members. We look forward to hearing the results of their work.
I also want to express gratitude to the Oversight Team for their passionate work to help us continue to offer meaningful educational, fellowship and outreach opportunities for us. We all look forward to the work they are beginning in the area of anti-racism and pro-reconciliation which is so badly needed in these troubling times.
Friends, these are difficult times and I know we are trying to make the best of them. I request your continuing prayers for our dedicated staff and all our Tapestry’s leadership as we continue to follow God’s call to be the church God wants and needs for us to be. I thank God for each of you and look forward to that time when we can be together again.
First Tuesday Fellowship
We hope that this finds you and your families staying safe and well. COVID 19 continues to create challenges. We are sorry that we are canceling the July FTF meeting. Things are improving, but we feel that it is still best that we do not meet. We miss our being together, and we will do our best to meet as soon as conditions make this a safe and wise decision. God Bless each of you and may we continue to appreciate our blessings.
Donations for The Refuge
The Refuge is continuing to see lots of cars in their drive-through food pantry line during these difficult times. Tapestry Church has a plan to help. We must emphasize, however, that we want no one to put themselves at risk or compromise their own food supply. If you are willing & able to help, we will be collecting Peanut Butter, Canned Fruit, Boxed Macaroni & Cheese, & Peanut Butter Crackers. If you have these items to donate or have questions, contact Brenda Rohl (317 847-3824) and we will arrange a “porch pick up” and get your items to The Refuge.
A Few Reminders
We are posting weekly devotional videos, on our church
, every Wednesday at 10:00 am.
We continue to provide a full worship service each week on Sundays at 10 am. You can join us via
The church office is closed, and our staff is working remotely. Should you need access to the office, please make arrangements with one of the pastors. We can all be reached via email or cell phone.
You can continue to give online through
or you can mail your tithes and offerings to the church office (2801 Fairview Place, Suite M, Greenwood, IN 46142). The work of the church is ongoing, and we are always grateful for your sustained generosity.
Your Tapestry Ministerial Team
Cory Glover –
/ (731) 924-8676
Shannon Sedgwick –
/ (317) 450-9099
John Kixmiller –
/ (317) 691-2587
The Mid-Week Update
Oversight's goal is to bring education and opportunities for learning, discussion, awareness, and reflection. You will find different resources highlighted in this section each month. Racial identity is a powerful thing. I don't mean one race is more important than another, rather one's race can give a person power. Power we may not even know we had. That is why educating ourselves in understanding our racial identity and taking responsibility for ourselves to end racism is important. One resource that may help dig deeper into our self-understanding is
A Race Is a Nice Thing To Have: A Guide to Being a White Person or Understanding the White Persons in Your Life,
by Janet E. Helms.
It develops an understanding of how racism impacts our own racial group. She breaks different topics down and offers meaningful activities to foster self-reflection and acceptance. You may want to give this a read!
Sunday Worship: June 28th @ 10 am
Handbells: June 29th @ 6:15 pm
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Leadership and Development: June 29th @ 7 pm
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Choir: July 1st @ 7 pm
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We hold in prayer Betty Gaile Manlove who is recovering from a stroke that she had on June 14th.
We pray for Andy Ward (Shirley Ward’s son & Lisa Fultz’s brother) and his family as he begins chemo and radiation treatments for lung cancer.
We continue to pray for Sterling Tipton as her recovery from COVID 19 has resulted in some residual neurological symptoms.
We pray for Barb Moore and her family upon the unexpected passing of her nephew.
We pray for our church, our country, and our world as we strive to combat racial injustice.
We pray for all those affected by COVID 19 as well as those caring for them.
We pray for our governmental leaders as they continue to make decisions regarding COVID 19 relaxing of restrictions.
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