Weekly Update - October 30, 2020
October 30, 2020
November 1st we will be returning to two worship services,
Woven at 9:15 am
Traditional at 10:45 am
These services will be live-streamed from the new space and will available on our YouTube channel.
Join us as
we begin the new series,
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.
For much of the biblical narrative, women are usually seen as supporting actresses to the leading roles of powerful men. In the Old Testament, God was referred to as the God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob (and not Sarah, Rebekah, and Rachel/Leah). In the New Testament, there are female followers of Jesus who play key roles in the story, yet we usually focus on Peter and Paul. What's more is that even when we tell their stories, we often gloss over the details or only look for details that reinforce our preconceived notions of femininity. There are some powerful women in the pages of scripture and their stories need to be told. Join us this month as we take an honest look at some of our fierce foremothers of faith.
Sunday, November 1st -
, Genesis 38:24-26
24 Approximately three months later, someone told Judah, “Your daughter-in-law Tamar has been promiscuous. It’s obvious her business has even made her pregnant.” Judah: Bring her out and expose her for what she is, and then let her be burned. 25 As she was being brought out, she sent word to her father-in-law. Tamar: It was the owner of these items who made me pregnant. Please, take a close look and tell me whose personal seal, cord, and walking stick these are. 26 When Judah saw them, he realized they were his. Judah: She is more in the right than I am. I did not keep my word and give her in marriage to my son, Shelah. Judah didn’t sleep with her again.
Our ReEntry Team has made an important step. Starting on
we will be broadcasting live from our new space. We will be live-streaming a Woven service at 9:15 and a Traditional service at 10:45 am. These broadcasts will include staff members only.
On November 29 (The first Sunday of Advent), we will plan to formally welcome those who feel comfortable coming back to in-person worship in addition to the live-stream broadcast.
Preregistration will be required and there will be a limited of 25 spots in each service (not counting staff).
There will be no congregational singing, but we will have one or two masked singers to lead us in song, as well as several more established protocols.
More details to come.
Also, on November 29th, Tapestry groups will be able to expand from 10 to 25 people following the same protocols.
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
Our 2021 Stewardship email was sent out on October, 7th.
Please be sure to fill out the survey by Sunday, November 1st.
If you did not receive the email or have any other issues please contact the office at
CLICK HERE to fill out the 2020 Stewardship Survey
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.
Wednesday, October 7th, at 6:30 pm
, our Senior Minister, Cory Glover, led a training session via Zoom called “What the Bible says and doesn’t say about homosexuality.”
Click Here to watch a recording of the training
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.
Daylight Savings - Fall Behind
Don't forget to turn your clocks back 1 hour this Sunday, November 1st.
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)
Here 4 U’ Is Bashing It!
Tapestry’s ‘Here 4 U’ Ministry treated many dancers and their families at Stage 1 Dance Academy’s Halloween Bash on Sunday. We are eager to support our youth in their extracurricular activities. Please let us know how we may support our youth by contacting Jane Kixmiller.
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.
Woven Worship: November 1st @ 9:15 am
Traditional Worship: November 1st @ 10:45 am
Bells Rehearsal: November 2nd @ 6 pm at Tapestry Church
Ukulele Jam Session: November 2nd @ 7:30 pm at Tapestry Church
Personnel Committee Meeting: November 3rd @ 7 pm -
Click her for link
Elders Listening Session #4: November 4th @ 6:30 pm -
Click here for link
Worship Team Meeting: November 5th @ 6:30 pm -
Click here for lin
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 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 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.
Youth Event November 8th
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!
Click Here for the most recent Youth Update
Click Here for the most recent Kids Update
Announcements for the Friday, November 6th Update must be submitted by noon Wednesday, November 4th. Prayer requests must be submitted by 5 pm on Thursday, November 5th
Click here to submit an announcement
If you need access to the office and do not have a key please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org
August Board Minutes
Realm Instructional Video.
on Friday, October 30, 2020 at 2:00PM