Weekly Update - October 23, 2020
October 23, 2020
Join us this Sunday as
we continue our series,
"Hearing the Call"
You can watch
live on YouTube (
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, October 18th -
The Life-Long Call
, Nehemiah 6:15-16, 7:4-5a
15 So the wall was finished on the twenty-fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty-two days. 16 And when all our enemies heard of it, all the nations around us were afraid and fell greatly in their own esteem; for they perceived that this work had been accomplished with the help of our God.
4 The city was wide and large, but the people within it were few and no houses had been built. 5 Then my God put it into my mind to assemble the nobles and the officials and the people to be enrolled by genealogy.
Open & Affirming Process
What does it mean to welcome all? What does it mean to be Open & Affirming?
persons of all gender expressions and sexual orientations, we commit to including persons regardless of their gender expression or sexual orientation, welcoming all as Christ welcomes us. We do not use these attributes as a barrier to communion, membership, service, leadership, or employment in our ministry, nor as a barrier among those served.
A ministry is
when it commits to communicating its welcome publicly. This may come in many forms, and most ministries do this in several ways: communicating their O&A status to Regional and General Church leadership, placing signage on their church building, publishing their O&A statement on their website, in their Sunday bulletin and in their newsletter, and wherever possible naming itself ‘an Open & Affirming Congregation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
A ministry is
when it commits to preaching and teaching a gospel which understands that God does not reject or condemn people solely for their gender expression or sexual orientation (nor any of the other attributes listed in their Open & Affirming statement).
Does every member of our congregation or ministry have to be
Open & Affirming?
No. We are Disciples, after all, and we don’t expect every member of our congregations to agree about much of anything! Open & Affirming is an attribute of the congregation or ministry as a whole: what it teaches and preaches, how its members treat one another, how its members welcome newcomers, whom it serves, and what policies it adheres to when hiring, evaluating, and compensating staff.
Becoming An Open & Affirming Ministry
In the past few weeks, we have provided several opportunities to join in the conversation around
Tapestry Church officially becoming an Open & Affirming congregation.
There are still more of these opportunities available in the coming weeks. This designation means that we would publicly identify ourselves as an inclusive church that welcomes persons of all gender expressions and sexual identities into the full life and leadership of the church.
For those of you who would prefer to meet in person, we will be offering two additional opportunities - on
Wednesday, October 28th, at 10am and 11am.
You will need to sign-up for these in advance. Spots are limited so that we can remain within our ReEntry guidelines for occupancy. You may sign up below.
Click Here to Register
Wednesday, November 4th, at 6:30pm
, we will be having our second Listening Sessions via Zoom. These will be a time of education, reflection, conversation, and prayer
Click Here for Zoom Link
We hope that you will be able to join us for one or more of these sessions. If you cannot, please reach out to any of our Elders.
Please watch the video below for more information.
Last week our 2020 Stewardship email was sent out. Please be sure to take a moment to review the email and fill out the survey. If you did not receive the email please contact the office at
CLICK HERE to fill out the 2020 Stewardship Survey
We are currently getting mail regularly at the new location. Please make sure anything mailed to Tapestry Church is addressed,
1001 North State Road 135 Suite A1. Greenwood, IN 46142
ReEntry Phase 1
As of September 1st, we are now in Phase 1 of our ReEntry plan. Groups and committees have already resumed in-person meetings, in accordance with the Phase 1 guidelines - groups of 10 or less with masking, distancing, and cleaning protocols.
The Church Office is now open twice per week on Mondays and Wednesdays,
from 9 am-2 pm
Worship will remain online only until Phase 2.
First Tuesday Fellowship
What fun we had on a gorgeous fall day as several of us enjoyed food, fellowship, and Bingo at Northwest Park Annex on Oct. 5th! We were able to gather together as we were outside, masked, and socially distant, Sadly, meeting outdoors is not an option, and our indoor meeting spaces are not yet allowing in person gatherings. FTF will not be meeting in November and December. We continue to pray for our first responders, church, government leaders, and family/friends during these challenging times. We all look forward to when we will once again be able to meet in person and resume First Tuesday Fellowship. May each of you stay safe and well and have a blessed Thanksgiving and Christmas. God Bless, Jane Kixmiller.
Women’s Circle November Event
Join us at Teal Canary for Women’s Circle on November 11th at 6:00 pm.
5x18 Wooden Christmas Sign Art - $30 All materials supplied
Bring a favorite snack or appetizer to share!
“Space is Limited” (RSVP to Dawn 317-507-0003)
A Piece of Tapestry
The bench and wood cross previously housed at Southport/Tapestry Church has a new home! This past week they were both donated to The Refuge, and the staff was very happy to welcome the additions to their new home! Thank you to Barry Browning & Jane Kixmiller for getting the items moved. Barry would be happy to share past history about the cross and bench!
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.
Sunday Worship: October 25th @ 10 am
Bells Rehearsal: October 26th @ 6 pm at Tapestry Church
Ukulele Jam Session: October 26th @ 7:30 pm at Tapestry Church
Elders Listening Session #2: October 28th @ 10 am at Tapestry Church
Elders Listening Session #3: October 28th @ 11 am at Tapestry Church
Choir rehearsal: October 28th @ 7 pm at Tapestry Church
The password for all Tapestry Zoom meetings is
(all lower case)
to view the full Tapestry calendar.
Contact the Tapestry staff if you would like help
Zoom meeting for your group.
Click here for a list of all the available resources.
We give thanks that Suzanne McCarty is back at her home and grateful to be able to walk again.
We pray for June Coffey and her family, especially her sister, Julie, and her son, Randy, as they face health challenges.
We pray for Alex DeVore as she recovers from being involved in a serious traffic accident.
We pray for Susan and Clint Hicks and their family as Susan continues her treatments for cancer.
We continue to pray for Larry and Debbie Bolen as Larry recovers from cancer treatments.
We pray for Cindy Dennis who is Barb Moore’s sister as Cindy undergoes tests for a possible cancerous place in her body.
We pray for Sue Dykes’ mother who has tested positive for COVID-19.
We pray for our church, our country, and our world as we strive to combat racial injustice.
We pray for God’s guidance and protection for our governmental leaders who are making laws, for those in law enforcement who are tasked with enforcing those laws, and for protestors who are seeking fair implementation of those laws.
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.
Middle and High Schoolers: Interested in joining us for a mission trip this summer? We will be going over the week of July 4th. Let Shannon know ASAP if you are interested in attending!
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Click Here for the most recent Kids Update
Announcements for the Friday, October 30th Update must be submitted by noon Wednesday, October 28th. Prayer requests must be submitted by 5 pm on Thursday, October 29th
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August Board Minutes
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on Friday, October 23, 2020 at 2:00PM