Weekly Update - November 13, 2020
November 13, 2020
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 continue the 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.
Sunday, November 15th -
Deborah & Jael
, Judges 4:8-10
8 Barak said to her, “If you will go with me, I will go; but if you will not go with me, I will not go.” 9 And she said, “I will surely go with you; nevertheless, the road on which you are going will not lead to your glory, for the Lord will sell Sisera into the hand of a woman.” Then Deborah got up and went with Barak to Kedesh. 10 Barak summoned Zebulun and Naphtali to Kedesh; and ten thousand warriors went up behind him; and Deborah went up with him.
Sunday, November 22nd, from 2-4 pm
This will be a come-and-go experience that will allow you to see the new space and offer prayer for our future within it. Registration will be required. Time is allotted in 15-minute increments and only 10 people may register for each increment.
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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.
Temperature checks upon entry
In addition to live and in-person, you will also be able to join from the parking lot by listening via FM transmitter.
Also, on November 29th, Tapestry groups will be able to expand from 10 to 25 people following the same protocols.
Click here to pre-register for worship on November 29th
Click here to pre-register for worship on December 13th
Click here to pre-register for worship on December 6th
Click here to pre-register for worship on December 20th
Open & Affirming Process
In the past few weeks, we have provided several opportunities to join in the conversation around
Tapestry Church officially becoming an Open & Affirming congregation.
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.
We hope that you were able to join us for one or more of these sessions. If you could not, please reach out to any of our Elders.
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
New Alarm System
We have changed the code to the lockbox that contains the church-key as well as installed a SimpliSafe alarm system at the church.
Please contact the church office at (317) 784-4431 or
to get the code and simple instructions on how to arm and disarm the
The People's Book Club
On November 17th The People's Book Club will meet to discuss the book,
Woman of Troublesome Creek
by Kim Michele Richardson. Inspired by the true blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the brave and dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse library service of the 1930s, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek is a story of raw courage, fierce strength, and one woman’s belief that books can carry us anywhere—even back home.
for the complete list of meeting dates and book titles.
Help With A Dream For Kids!
After moving into their new home, The Refuge would like to complete their plan for finalizing their facility and Tapestry would like to help! Their dream is to have a playground installed for kids who are at their facility either during after school hours or while parents are meeting with coaches. This would provide an opportunity for some movement and fresh air! They have a plan for a quality playground but need help with funds. Any donation you can make will be of great help. An anonymous congregational member has volunteered to match up to $1,000 of donations! If you are able to help, please forward your donation to the church office AND make sure to indicate it is for THE REFUGE PLAYGROUND. You may contact Brenda Rohl with additional questions.
Thanksgiving Food Donations
As in previous years, Tapestry will be helping those in need during the Thanksgiving holiday. If you are able to purchase items, you may 1) take the items to the church or 2) contact Brenda Rohl (317) 847-3824 for a pickup of the items. All donations must be received by
All food collected will be delivered to the Social of Greenwood Food Pantry on 11/23/2020 so it will be available for families to pick up.
Click here for a list of suggested donation items.
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. School starts August 6th and our program will start the week after. 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.
Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ! As we enter this season of Thanksgiving, I hope your congregation will participate in the Disciples Mission Fund Thanksgiving Offering taking place on November 15th and 22nd. The Thanksgiving Offering benefits the colleges, universities and graduate theological institutions affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
In the midst of national and global challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, our higher education institutions are facing unprecedented challenges and they need our support now, more than ever. Even as they work diligently to ensure safe and healthy learning environments, the financial realities faced by many or our schools is adding additional stress to students, faculty and staff. So while there is much to be thankful for in our schools continuing to meet the needs of students, there is also much work still to be done to ensure they remain financially viable.
The fifteen colleges and universities and the seven theological institutions in covenant with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) encourage students in their intellectual pursuits and nurture them as leaders to transform church, society and world. Your congregation’s gift to the Thanksgiving offering helps support these efforts in education and leadership formation.
You will find online the materials to help promote the Thanksgiving Offering on the Disciples Mission Fund website (https://disciplesmissionfund.org/special-offerings/thanksgiving/). The gifts received are an investment in our students and the work of our schools, and we thank you for your participation and continued support.
Chris Dorsey, President
Higher Education & Leadership Ministries
Click Here to Support Disciples Higher Education
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 15th @ 9:15 am
Traditional Worship: November 15th @ 10:45 am
Kids' Club: November 15th @ 2 pm
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Connections Meeting: November 16th @ 4 pm
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Board Meeting: November 16th @ 6:30 pm
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Midwest Food Bank: November 17th @ 12:30 pm
The People's Book Club: November 17th @ 6:30 pm
Choir Rehearsal: November 18th @ 7 pm at Tapestry Church
Design Team Meeting: November 19th @ 6:30 pm -
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Bible Study: November 19th @ 7 pm
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The password for all Tapestry Zoom meetings is
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Contact the Tapestry staff if you would like help
Zoom meeting for your group.
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We pray for June Coffey and her family upon the passing of her sister, Julie, on November 7th. A private ceremony is being held for Julie.
We pray for Randy Coffey, June’s son, as he undergoes health challenges.
We pray for Cort and Sarah Davisson’s granddaughter, Sloane, and her cousin, Will, as they recover from COVID-19.
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, Barb Moore’s sister, as she battles bladder cancer.
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 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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Announcements for the Friday, November 20th Update must be submitted by noon Wednesday, November 18th. Prayer requests must be submitted by 5 pm on Thursday, November 19th
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