COVID-19 Mask Update September 2, 2021
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently recommended that both vaccinated and unvaccinated people resume wearing masks in indoor spaces if they are in areas of high and or substantial transmissibility of the COVID-19 virus. Both Marion County and Hamilton County fall into these categories. Even though all clergy staff has been fully vaccinated, you will see us wearing masks except when leading worship. Since this is not a return to a mask mandate, we will honor each person’s decision in this regard.
Sundays @ the Mud Creek Campus 8550 Mud Creek Road, Indianapolis, IN 46256
In-person traditional worship at 9:00 am & 10:30 am
Live online worship @10:30 am. Watch here or go to YouTube Mud Creek Live.
Mud Creek Road Sunday School – Sunday School is available at the 9:00 am and 10:30 am services for PreK and elementary school children.
Sundays @ the Promise Road Campus, 12756 Promise Road, Fishers, IN 46038
In-person contemporary worship at 10:00 am
Live online worship @ 10:00 am. Watch here or go to YouTube Promise Road Live.
Promise Road Campus Sunday School – Sunday School is available at the 9:00 am and 10:30 am services for PreK and elementary school children.
Fall is in the air and a new year of ministry begins. It feels like we say this over and over, but we are living into a “new normal.” A new normal brings new opportunities and a fresh vision. We don’t just attend church, God calls us to #beChurch. Join us as we hear how God is calling us to #beChurch during this season. New sermon series beginning September 12 at both locations.
Register your prayer concerns and attendance.
Make online contributions.
Things we want you to know this week.
Happening @ Geist Christian Church: September – November 2021 –
Looking for something different? Don’t have all the answers? At Geist Christian Church, we meet everyone where they are, as we discover a variety of tools to help us grow in faith. We are all on a journey, and this publication contains a list of opportunities that challenge and encourage us as we work to become the people God has created us to be. Take a look at the fall program guide
and see where you can plugin! The guide includes details of programming for adults, youth & children, outreach, and events.
The Youth Need Food! –
Sign-up to provide food for youth group each Sunday. There are options to pick-up food that will already be ordered or put your culinary skills on display by cooking food. Food needs to be set up and ready to go at the designated campus by 4:50 pm on Sunday evening. Check out the sign-up
to see what opportunities there are to serve! Contact Sam Copeland at email@example.com
if you have any questions.
Pastors Class Begins Sunday –
To date, 25 students have signed up to participate in Pastors Class that begins on Sunday, September 19 at 3:30 pm at the Promise Road Campus. If you have or know of a student in grades 5 or 6 that would like to be a part of the class, RSVP to Ryan Hazen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Page Turners, the book club of Geist Christian Church –
The book club is meeting on September 22, 6:30 pm at the Mud Creek Campus to discuss: The Four Winds – by author Kristin Hannah. Contact Elena Derbique, email@example.com
17th Annual True North Men’s Hike October 23 –
Join other men for a hike in Shades State Park. Meet at Shelter C near Devils Punchbowl at noon. Enjoy a cookout after the hike prepared by Chef Chris Burnstakes and entertainment by Danny Hargrove. The cost is $15 per person. There is no organized camping this year, but please feel free to camp on your own. RSVP to Dale Billman, firstname.lastname@example.org
Afghan Refugee Assistance –
Over the next several weeks GCC will be gathering things needed by the many refugee families coming through Camp Atterbury here in Indiana. In the second week, you can help in one or more of three ways:
- A kit made of new infant-specific items including diapers (all sizes), diaper cream, and baby wipes
- A kit made of new infant-specific items including liquid formula, plastic baby bottles, and pacifiers
- Monetary donations are also gratefully accepted. Donations can be brought to either campus of the church. Please be sure to specify For Afghan Refugee Assistance on monetary gifts.
Heifer International Quarter Collection – Based on the voting that took place at GeistFest, the first gift to Heifer International from the church’s quarter collection includes 1 goat, 1 alpaca, an Earth Gift Basket of bees and trees, and a Gift of Garden Seeds which includes fruit and vegetable seedlings and saplings along with education about how best to grow them. Good work Geist Christian Church! We’ve collected 3,592 quarters so far. And remember, this is an ongoing effort, so keep on bringing in those quarters.
Goodbye, GivePlus Mobile! A New App Has Arrived – For those who have been using the GivePlus Mobile App to contribute to Geist Christian Church, a new app is replacing it. Download the new Vanco Mobile app and search for Geist Christian Church. All scheduled recurring gifts will process as planned. Log in using your existing username and password.
2021 Sanctuary Flower Bouquets – The chart is available in the Great Hall at the Mud Creek Campus or you can reserve your date for 2021 online. The cost is $80 for each bouquet and there are two every weekend. Bouquets are particularly needed for September 5 & 19.
Food Pantry Donations – Now more than ever food is needed at the food pantries we support. Drop off donations in the bins at either campus. The Promise Road Campus supports the Come to Me Food Pantry and The Mud Creek Campus supports The Sharing Place.
Weekday Ministries Registration for 2021-2022 School Year – Registration for the 2021-2022 school year is open for Child’s Day Out, Preschool, Pre-K, and Transitional Kindergarten. You can find out more information by visiting the Weekday Ministries website.