Saturday, December 29, 2007

In the house today... Warriors and Wikiers

These are just a FEW of the people at the cafe this morning. It's apparently becoming THE place to be on Saturday mornings, as some of the most unlikely people from all over the city get together and learn from one another...

Mary Walton is a prayer warrior in her Brookside neighborhood on the eastside of town, writes poetry, and has worked with kids by teaching them the Bible. So Mary and Sister Gail (Reaves) immediately 'hit it off' as they considered just how they might work together in the future re developing children's activities.

Her husband Donald is a artist -- displaying paintings at Victory Village Shoppes -- and now learning how to collaboratively work in the Indianapolis wiki. Here's a page we started this morning, re 'Heaven-bound Ministry'. We even toyed with adding a YouTube video to his page in just a few clicks. As an artist, Donald quickly understood the value of compelling 'media'.

We'll look forward to picking up next Saturday where we left off today.

Come join us, for "Ask Anything Saturday" at the cafe.


Other new pictures in cafe photo-pool.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Ask Anything Saturday... Every Saturday

Definitely the cafe was HOPPING this past Saturday !!!

17 new photos of new folks in the cafe's photo-pool.

And the 'Ask Anything Saturday TV' concept is gathering a lot of steam. In fact, even beyond just our 30-minute internet-tv show that will start January 4th, the show is now scheduled in the national 'Media Center' -- and the associated Timeline of LIVE MEDIA shows re various initiatives among our cityreachers across the country. So go to our 'production wiki' for the show, and sign up to help with some week's production in early 2008.

[Major appreciation to Alex re the tv site, and to all our guys... Indy Christian Geeks -- an awesome bunch! Join 'em any Saturday at the cafe. Or once-a-month lunch at some other cultural cafe. Or wait til 'BarCampIndy2008' **LOL** (Not telling; don't even ask. *smile*)]

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Working Magic On A Schedule

Christian illusionist Tom McCormick
works his 'magic' with the help of
'volunteer' Joe Whitchurch, Intervarsity.

Today at the cafe, the Transform Indiana ministry-networking coalition met for the 2nd Annual 'Indy Timeline' (2008) Planning Luncheon.

Christian illustionist Tom McCormick, a friend of the cafe's "Ask Anything Saturday" program took off his tech-hat and put on his top-hat, so to speak... and performed one of his slight-of-hand tricks. Unfortunately, his 'volunteer'... Joe Whitchurch (Intervarsity's grad-school rep) stole the show by working a little magic of his own.

The luncheon also featured a live webcam-interview with Steve Hawthorne, -- headquartered in Austin, TX. Waymakers publishes the 40-day prayer-guide called... "Seek God For The City"... for the 40-day Lenten season. These prayer guides are used in congregations around the country... praying for transformation in THEIR communities. [There's still time to order a couple of hundred for your favorite church.]

But the whole point of the luncheon today was to somehow 'pull a rabbit outta the hat' for 2008, and find ways we can best COLLABORATE as we together carry out the Great Commission here in Indy. Or more to the point today... "We want to move beyond mere collaboration, and into COORDINATION for 2008." That is, we want to be intentional about finding ways to get disperate ministries here in Indy to feel & act more like a TEAM.

And every true TEAM has a team bulletin board, do they not? ...a centralized place for posting the main things. So we looked into our bag of tricks and pulled out a 'wiki'.... to use as a centralized filing place online. Thus we've started compiling considerable information on the Indianapolis page of the CityReaching wiki.... For instance, we've now built the 'Indy Timeline' in the wiki. After training folks today during the meeting, EVERYONE can edit it themselves, adding their events and linking to details at their ministry websites. Example: Our annual hands-on community-service week... "Faith Hope & Love"... now appears in the July section... with links to their site.

Several have now even created their own personal page, to practice with it... and to help everyone get to know each other more quickly. Examples: Ellen, Eldon, and Pastor Boyd. Some just use TEXT in their page, while others have figured out how to easily embed a photo, a map, or even a video-clip.

Moreover wikis are easily SEARCHABLE -- go ahead, try searching for something using the search-block in the upper RH corner of any wiki-page.

A major vote of appreciation goes to Scott Wilder for shooting a ton of video-footage today. We call Scott our 'Chaotic Christian' friend. [He's extremely talented at everything 'tech'... including video editing and training. Need him for YOUR ministry?]

Here are some new items at the cafe photo pool.
[more photos on the way... and some video footage]

Be sure and be with us at our next lunchtime meeting... January 17th... which will again return to the cafe. We'll be helping ministry leaders get familiar with YouTube, and be able to add any of its videos into the wiki. We'll hope to be working with some of the footage Scott shot today... So mark your calendar 'timeline' and stay tuned for announcements for the 1/17 meeting.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Anyone want to buy a slice of 1964 ?

Yesterday, during our time together which we call "Ask Anything Saturday", one of our cafe regulars asked... "How could I use the internet to help sell an old newspaper I have from 1964?"

As it turns out, he didn't just have ANY old newspaper, he had one from the day a young, brash Louisville fighter beat the reigning heavyweight champion of the world...

photo by Ellen Spencer

Cassius Clay, later to be known worldwide as Muhammed Ali, had just taken down Sonny Liston -- a fight that some of us remember from our childhood.

In the course of a few minutes, our newest 'new media' expert **way to go, Ellen** was able to take a photo of the newpaper and upload it to our UBcafe photo pool at Flickr. James is getting familiar with how easy it is to get a photo online and then use it in various pages around the web... eg., his wiki-page.

And we are now able to tell you about it here in the UBcafe blog site. That's the easy power of synergy at work.

So, does anyone want a slice of 1964?

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Sister Victoria's Last Day...

Sister Elease & Sister Victoria

Today is Sister Victoria's last day working at the cafe. **sniff sniff** We're going to miss her for sure.

Click to get yourself a digital piece of the cake (and more). *smile*

Another great little video from CommonCraft... "Blogs"


Learn more about easy-blogging, and other 21st Century capabilities... in the 'Internet Tool Kit'.

Or come by the Unleavened Bread Cafe any Saturday morning... 10am... and make friends with some hands-on geeks who would be glad to help you with your internet questions & capabilities.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

In the house today... a whole lotta folks...

The place was abuzz today with tons of folks -- we can't begin to name them all here...

But check out the cafe's photo-pool, and you'll see friends from way back... and friends of the cafe starting today. Folks from Texas. And folks from New York. [continued at UBcafe photo-pool]

[When are we going to see YOU here? **smile**]

Unleavened Bread Cafe -- "Food for the stomach and soul".... "Where smiles & hugs are free".

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

'Ask Anything Saturday' TV...

Get ready. It's coming...

Ask Anything Saturday TV.

"In all humility, we assert that between our entire network of friends, WE CAN ANSWER ANY QUESTION. Try us."

Coming soon to an internet tv near you. Stay tuned.

[Fact is, we'll be demonstrating the power of social-networking friendships, by interviewing many different friends & visitors at the cafe each Saturday. And we'll be inviting some web-cam cohosts out in the burbs... or maybe even across the country if we need to... to answer people's questions. ]

[Looking to HELP?]

Monday evening's MFC meeting at Tab

[click to zoom in]

Here's a photo from the neighborhood meeting held Monday evening at Tab. The meeting was conducted by the Mapleton Fall Creek Development Corp, in conjunction with the Mid-North Church Council and the goodwill of the people of the neighborhood.

Discussion tables were arranged topically, including... Service, Economic Development, Parks, Infrastructure and Security. Each table was well prepared with a helpful SAVI neighborhood map reflecting key items related to their topic.

The meeting was very well done... with possibly one notable exception. Almost every table's reported conclusions included some reference to the need for a centralized mechanism for information exchange. And while our table (Service) specifically discussed the 'Ask Anything Saturday' wiki as a helpful collaborative tool that could be used, in the end that was not reported to the larger group. Perhaps this reflects once again the problem we're trying to help solve at the cafe... These low-cost internet solutions are rarely understood or considered particularly useful by the people who need them most.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Thanksgiving Together...

[click for slideshow]

The neighborhood celebrated Thanksgiving together today (Saturday). God is good... all the time. Lots to be thankful for. Perhaps especially, a great little cafe in the neighborhood where people can get together year-round.

[click for the slideshow]

Peter's House ministry co-op

William Ross, "Peter's House"

We've enjoyed getting to know William Ross, founder of "Peter's House" housing co-op here in the neighborhood.

William is one highly-collaborative guy. Here's a wiki-page we're working on to see what's to be learned from this innovative housing effort here.

Visit the "Peter's House" photo pool.

Free Wheelin' Open House... Today

See the photo-pool
from today's open house at Tab, for the "Free Wheelin" neighborhood earn-a-bike ministry.

The bike ministry is a Mapleton Fall Creek neighborhood cooperative... directed by Nancy Stimson... and facilitated via Broadway United Methodist, Tabernacle Presbyterian, and the Unleavened Bread Cafe.

More about Free Wheelin'.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Free-wheelin'... Open House this Saturday... Nov. 17

[per email from Nancy Stimson]

"Dear friends and neighbors,
You all know about Freewheelin' Community Bike Co-op. It's a great place for kids to come and learn about bikes and much more, and for the neighborhood to come for repairs and great "re-newed" old bikes to ride! This Saturday, we're having an open house! We hope you can come - and bring your friends and neighbors. The invitation is attached with details. Feel free to print out several copies and spread them around - in fact, we'd appreciate it! Thanks for being there for us!

Also... meet Joshua Weir...

[Click here to see EVENT FLYER for complete details.]

More about 'Free Wheelin' Community Bike Project and how YOU can help these kids... [click]

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Geeks In The House..... Praise God.

We're really thankful for the techs that show up at the cafe to help out for 'Ask Anything Saturday'. For example, today Alex Conner helped us a ton by trouble-shooting our wireless internet and curing the issue.

Alex is one of the 'Indy Christian Geeks' who are now getting together monthly for fellowship, learning and brainstorming ways to help the kingdom by using new media tools. [Stay tuned for announcements about 'BarCamp Indy'.]

In fact, he's now using his blogsite to produce training videos for some things you might want to know about out here on the 'information highway'. Stop in at his website and check 'em out.

Btw, a special thanks goes out to Alex's tech instructor at IUPUI... Dr. Thomas Ho... who put out the alert for cafe help today. [I guess so much of this just comes down to the cafe's GREAT HEARTS & GREAT CONNECTIONS!]

Or check out other new photos of some neat folks 'in the house' today.... [click to the UBcafe Flickr Pool]

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Neighborhood Discussion... Nov. 19th

The below info pertains to the Mapleton Fall Creek neighborhood. Here's our wiki full of key links re our neighborhood.

[Read on... per email copy]

Subject: Neighborhood Planning Meeting Nov 19

Plans are coming together for the MFCDC’s Community PlanningMeeting!

TAB has graciously agreed to host the meeting on November 19th, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Please help us get the word out bycirculating the attached information to your church or association membership,or anyone else who has an interest in the future of Mapleton-Fall Creek.

The meeting will begin with a presentation by De’Amon Harges(invited) regarding some of his findings as a “roving listener” in theMapleton-Fall Creek Neighborhood. Thiswill be followed by roundtable discussions on a variety of topics: Economic Development, Greenspace/Parks,Infrastructure, Housing, Others? Thediscussions will focus on current neighborhood assets, a vision for the futureand steps to achieve that vision. Wewill be looking for both long-term goals and some immediate action items tohelp guide the MFCDC set its agenda for 2008 and beyond.

We are looking for volunteers to help with the following:

· Design a flyer promoting the event
· Distribute the flyer
· Solicit and make arrangements for lightrefreshments
· Signage
· Spreading the word/Promoting the event

On November 19th, we will need help with thefollowing:

· Set Up
· Greeting/Registration
· Table Discussion Leaders/Facilitators
· Table Scribes
· Clean Up

Many hands make light work! If you can help with any of the above tasks, please let me know.

Sally Spiers

Saturday, October 06, 2007

In the house... today...

'New' faces in the house today...

My good friend, Ian Hookfin, is back 'in the house' at the cafe today. God working through him, Ian was the one who introduced me to the cafe... back in 2000. He was the Community Ministries director when I came to work at Tab and we quickly became friends.

[The then-pastor disparagingly referred to us as... "oh you fundamentalists". LOL. But that's a story for another day.]

Anyway, one day Ian said to me, "So ya wanna do urban ministry, do you? Well get in the car."

Ian drove me up and down the narrow streets near the church, and at one point pulled over to the curb on a pretty desolate corner... 30th x Central Ave... and said, "Get out".

I said in shock, "Say WHAT?"

He clarified... "Get out, we're going in. This is the Unleavened Bread Cafe. You're gonna love it."

[And love it I did. And love it I do.]

It was so good to see him again -- it's been way too long. He's now a PT (physical trainer) up in Carmel, and one of our techs at the cafe was able to help Ian with some web stuff....

[Bryan Rohrer, Internet Design Works, was back in the house today too. Thanks Bryan!]

Gloria & Brian Carter were also 'in the house' today. Brian's a DJ... traveling under the name "Bloodwashed!". He's also involved in the DeVos Urban Leadership Initiative, which helps optimally train urban youth leaders. I think Brian's been here lots of times before, and I'd met him before... but this is OFFICIAL now, because we have their 'photo at the banner'.

[So ya'll come... any Saturday... 10am. You're not 'official' til we get your picture 'at the banner' and upload it among all the cafe photos of our other friends!]

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Video: "A Girl Like Me"

We're going to talk about this during our Friday morning Bible-study here at the cafe... Y'all come.

Hey, David, a new writer at the UBCafe

Neil and I are here at the cafe and I am learning about blogging. There is an awesome bible-study underway on fridays at the cafe dealing with racism in the church, where did it come from and how do we get it to go away?

My favorite site is... The Cause.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Cafe Board Meeting...

While 'board meetings' often get the rap of being 'bored meetings' (LOL)... this particular board (of the cafe ministry here) is EXCITING... as we see what God has done and is doing. The 'business' of the cafe is to do whatever we have to do to keep the hospitable front-door open... and we pray God will continue doing the rest.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

New Urban Blogger... Pastor Bryan Hudson

"Today, I am joining the blogging community! Like a baby, a web log (the full name of "blog") require lots of care and feeding. It's not something I wanted to start before I was ready to commit to maintaining it. Well, I'm ready to do this!

My friends know..." [continued at Bryan's Blog]


Bryan is also the lead instructor for "New Media for Urban Change"... at the Center For Urban Innovation. Co-instructors are Neil Cox & Hosea Baxter.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Names & Faces...

Travis Davis & Shelley Webster

How are we going to get to know... and remember... other people... without PICTURES?

It's one of the things we do each Saturday morning at the cafe -- we get to know one another... and we take pictures. And just as the pictures are all different from each other... so are the people. We're all different. But very typically, Christ is the common bond at the cafe. The 'level playing field' is at the foot of the cross.

Here are the latest photos from the cafe.

Btw, you can ALWAYS get to our pix via this 'badge' in our sidebar at right.


If names & faces are important... then you can quickly see why has become sooooo popular these days. A number of our people this morning got their Facebook ID's -- thanks to Stephen & Tom helping out. And while Facebook itself is open to anyone, Christians are using it a ton these days... to connect & communicate. Example: 'City Reaching Movement'. Or CCDA 'group'.

[If YOU'RE not yet in Facebook, but would like to be... come on by the cafe for "Ask Anything Saturday"... 10am. We'll be glad to try to help get you connected. But remember... it's 'Each One Teach One'... so be sure to then help someone else get involved.]

Saturday, August 11, 2007

In the house today... Author Melvin Fleming

Newly published workbook for faith-based mentoring... "Mission POSSIBLE"... by Rev. Melvin Fleming, Outreach Pastor at Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church here in Indianapolis.

"MISSION:Possible! A Faith-based Mentoring Workbook is a workbook for Pastors, Christian Youth Leaders, Men's Groups, Missionary Groups and Evangelism Ministries.

The Mentoring process should not be taken lightly and this workbook is designed to meet the requirements of a structured program with staff meetings, progress notes, weekly reports, and a discharge summary. This workbook will help your group with lessons for the staff meetings, and an accountability process to evaluate the success of your program.

This workbook is an excellent tool for mentoring our troubled youth. The lessons on "Feelings", "Learning Styles," and "Where do I fit in the family" are designed to prick the hearts and mind or our youth, and make sure they do not become a part of a "lost generation."

This workbook has the flexibility to fit the urban setting or the suburban setting; saved and unsaved, rich or poor, black or white, learned and unlearned.

I, Reverend Melvin Fleming am currently the Outreach Pastor of the Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church. My parents, Deacon Thomas and Sister Mary Fleming, introduced me and my other sister and brothers, Jimmy, Marilyn, DeWayne and Eric, to Jesus Christ. I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior at Emmanuel in 1964, and was baptized there. My mentoring experience began in 2001 under the direction of the late Rev. Ananias Robinson and the Rev. Mel Jackson. They held a training session on Drug and Alcohol Addictions counseling at Emmanuel and my current Pastor, Rev. Darryl K. Webster encouraged me to attend My wife is Patricia Fleming and my son; Patrick has two lovely children, Tahj and Raven. We, as a family believe, "And we know, All things work together for the good, to them that love GOD, to those who are the called, according to HIS purpose" Romans 8:28. "

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Urban Projects Day Interview: Neil Hunt

We'll be running some of the mp3 interviews that Esther did on Urban Projects Day...

Here's an interview with Neil Hunt, one of the cafe's newest friends...

Listen in.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

We don't want to start rumors.... BUT....

This morning at the cafe we were discussing the distinction of 'new media' (typically user-level media... including 'bloggers') vs. 'mainstream media' (newspaper, magazines, tv, etc.). One distinction is that somewhat often, 'bloggers' will break a story even before the mainstream media picks it up. There are many classic examples. But there is also an ongoing intimation by mainstream media (MSM) that the quality or veracity of bloggers' stories should be highly suspect. In that vein of controversy, we now run the following tidbit from the cafe...

Wonder what this crush of paparazzi at the cafe are zero'ing in on???

Click to visit the cafe's collection of photos at Flicker, and see if you can figure out which one is our 'scoop' story in the making.

Disclaimer: We don't want to start rumors, but here's a hint..... [click]

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Picture Worth A Thousand Words?

Gotta love this pic, from Faith Hope & Love Week's Urban Projects Day recently at the cafe.

[click for better view - David Woodrupp & Neil Hunt]

It's like the picture of the Mona Lisa... you just never know...
  • Angry?
  • Listening carefully?
  • Stare-down contest?
  • "What are you intimating?"
  • "Why'd you take MY water?"
  • "How are we going to settle this?
  • "Now that we're all happy, how on earth are we going to reconcile OTHER believers?"
  • "Hmmm. What's our next step, Brother?"
Bottom line: Hospitality as a cross-cultural mixing place... That's one of the great elements of the Unleavened Bread Cafe. Come get to know people NOT like yourself? Care about others! Pray & plan together to make a difference in our city... on our watch.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Urban Projects Day 'Fotos'

More photos from 'Faith Hope & Love' Week here in Indy.... [continued]


Special thanks to our team of 'embedded reporters'. Join them?

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Photo blogging at Flickr...

Visit the UBcafe Flickr collection of photos... many of them from TODAY's FHL 'Urban Projects Day in the cafe neighborhood.

Photo blogging...

Dr. Thomas Ho, IUPUI tech prof... photo-blogging... at

Also visit

Social Networking 4 Change... Today???

Today during Faith Hope & Love's citywide 'Urban Projects Day', we're also experimenting somewhat with the concept of social-networking for change.

So if you're visiting the site as a result of someone else asking you to, either via email, blogs, or official social networking sites like MyChurch, MySpace, Facebook, etc... PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT, and mention the avenue by which you came here today.

And of course, give us your thoughts about how we could accomplish yet more city ministry in the name of Christ, as a result of 'new media' today, such as social networking.

Friday, July 20, 2007

FHL's special 'Urban Projects Day'... Tues, 7/24

[Updates... These projects are growing almost hourly! Catch up on the latest... at our 'Urban Projects Day' wiki-page. See how YOU can get involved!]

This year, Faith Hope & Love Week includes a special "Urban Projects Day" (July 24th) to build multicultural relationships & service together in the name of Christ.

The Unleavened Bread Cafe will be one such location as host to several 'projects'. We've started a wiki-page for all of us to use centrally to collaborate & coordinate these efforts of faith. Take a look... and see what YOU can help with...

[continued at the detailed wiki-page]

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Yet ANOTHER Great Use For Computers In Ministry?

[Personally, I cringed to see the flat-panel drop, knowing how much we'd have LOVED to have had it for our 'Ask Anything Saturday' program at the cafe. **sigh**]

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Check out Rhonda's site...

[Loved this pic when I saw it on Click for the real pic.]

Good job on your MyChurch site, Rhonda. And I'm anxious to see how it also helps develop a related 'church' website for Greater Faith House of Prayer. After all, the 'Church' is the PEOPLE. MyChurch helps connect & communicate among the people. And together, we can all acquire new computer skills & capabilities.

In fact, more than just computer skills. Recently, one of our Saturday morning guys at the cafe whom you've helped put up his wiki-page, was able to pick up some cash working with someone else he met on Saturday morning. And that's helping build a resume of work-experience for the future.

So again, thanks Rhonda (and everyone) for your leadership in connecting & communicating in the neighborhood.

Sunday, June 24, 2007

BikeHiker: "I'm breakable."

[Many of you know Pastor John Hay from the cafe Bible study Wednesday mornings... ]

"I'm embarrassed about it, but it happened. Mountain biking with a couple of guys from church early Wednesday morning at Washington Township Park in Avon, I went off the edge of a trail bridge, fell eight feet, and really did a number on my ribs, back, right scapula, and sternum. A beautiful early-morning bike hike turned into torturous pain, an ambulance ride, trauma center care, and three days in a hospital bed.

John: 16 fractures, including two compressed vertebrae."

[But he can still blog! Continued at BikeHiker Blog]

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Seniors and the Internet... Class or Clash?

photo compliments of Mid-North Shepherd's Center

Seniors get together at the Unleavened Bread Cafe (30th St. x Central Ave... map) at 10 a.m. on the 1st Tuesday of every month, to fellowship in a diverse setting, and to learn from each other... and others who will share their gifts & experience.

This monthly get-together is sponsored by the Mid-North Shepherd's Center.

July 3rd is the next meeting (10am) -- the topic of which will be "Seniors & the Internet... Clash or Class?"

The featured guest speaker will be Neil Cox, Founder of Neil now serves as the director of the new "Center For Urban Innovation" at Crossroads Bible College. Neil regularly volunteers with the cafe's "Ask Anything Saturday" program for friends of the cafe neighborhood.

So Seniors... bring your questions, your suggestions, and a pencil & paper... And let's have some fun... as we decide... "Class or Clash?"

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Paul Williams... 50 years of achievement

Here are a couple of important photos taken at the cafe recently...

Paul Williams has been a neighborhood friend and businessman here in the Mapleton Fall Creek area of Indy. Paul operated the local laundrymat and was known by all. It was only fitting recently, as his friends and neighbors bestowed this award on him, recognizing & honoring his achievement and service among us.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

"The Film That Failed"

I enjoyed finding this on YouTube so I could easily share it with all of you...

And I had to laugh as I watched it -- very funny, and very creative. Good job everyone!

Christine is the daughter of an urban pastor friend of the cafe... Pastor Bryan Hudson... who runs a MultiMedia camp for youth nearby. Check out their YouTube site... definitely cool!

Ok, now that we've seen Christine's handiwork... here's some handiwork from Pastor Hudson, the (very) proud father, as she recently graduated from Heritage Christian High School, with considerable achievements... including a $120,000 college scholarship.

Want to learn more about VIDEO?

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Rebuilding The Wall... video... on the map!

Great example of urban ministry using the internet...

As you read the article at, be sure and click on the 'map' link provided. This new community-mapping feature is something we teach (among everything else) on Saturday mornings here at the cafe in the 'Ask Anything Saturday' program. Come check it out and learn how to do it for YOUR ministry or Christian-owned business.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Neighbor wikis...

There was a lot going on in the neighborhood this morning -- both inside and outside. Let me share the inside portion, and you'll see how it relates to the outside portion of activity today.

Inside, we continued building out our 'Ask Anything Saturday' set of wiki pages. And when I say 'we', I mean 'The Begats'.

Sister Rhonda ('Double R') is one of 'The Begats', and we'll be introducing you to some others in the coming weeks.

If you click to Sister Rhonda's wiki-page, she'll tell you about what's going on in the neighborhood today.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Cafe Cam

Scott shot this video clip using a cam attached to a laptop, while fielding the questions of one of our visitors today... Dan Gushee. Visit the VIDEO QUESTIONS page at "Ask Anything Saturday".

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Center for Wellness of Urban Women... CWUW...

[just yet another example of folks coming into the cafe...]

Center for Wellness of Urban Women.... [continued]

[link to our ongoing Who's Who of cafe photos.]

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Celebrating with 'Rebuilding The Wall'...

Praise God -- Celebrating another RTW home completed!

'Rebuilding The Wall' is a neighborhood ministry not far from the cafe. You can learn a lot about it at their site (see link below). Often, volunteers stop in at the cafe for a hearty breakfast before heading over to work on the homes. And like the cafe, RTW is a solid advocate for 'Christian Community Development'. [visit]

[Grab a plate of ribs and come on in -- look around!]

We praise God for this ministry in the heart of the inner-city. And thanks for everyone's efforts of faith that helped this to happen -- modeling 'love one another' and 'love your neighbor as yourself'.


Saturday, April 28, 2007

Chaotic Podcasting Training...

We're taking notes LIVE at our new '' site... in this case under the PODCASTING topic. Scott & Kathy Wilder and their co-host Doug Pierce conducted today's special training. If you missed out on this fun training time (and such things as 'Chicks Are Hot'), come to the cafe on future Saturdays (10am) during 'Ask Anything Saturday', and we'll be doing some one-on-one assistance with these new technologies.

Scott emphasized again... everything we do here each Saturday is FREE & easy. You just have to know someone who can lead you to the free stuff and the easy ways.

And we're uploading pics from the cafe today as well....

Hey look who's new at the cafe today... MY pastor...

Dominic Francese, The ROCC

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Anniversary Pix from the Cafe

There are tons of pictures now available from Sunday's 10th Anniversary Celebration.

Recognize any of these folks? **smile**

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Sunday... April 22... 12:30pm... Celebrate with us!!!

[Special thanks to Pastor John Hay Jr. for posting this at BikeHiker Blog!]

COME AND SEE. We're celebrating an anniversary for Unleavened Bread Cafe at 30th & Central in Indy on Sunday, April 22.

Food and festivities begins at 12:30 pm and rolls on thru the afternoon. Come see why this little place is so big.RESTAURANT OR MINISTRY? Elease Womack (taking an order behind the counter in the photo) facilitates the place like a ministry more than a restaurant.

There's always a welcome, hug, and good conversation at Unleavened Bread. The food's cheap and good, too. You can get food and you can also get help learning how to use a computer for school or work. Learn more about Unleavened Bread Cafe any Saturday. It's a free wi-fi hotspot.

[continued at BikeHiker... Pastor John Hay's blog]


And if you love the cafe ministry or want to learn more, come be with us on Sunday... 12:30pm !!!

Here's your OFFICIAL invitation with details.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Who was 'in the house' today?

Today's cafe visitors for "Ask Anything Saturday" included Tiffany Powell is the new Director of Enrollment Management at Crossroads Bible College. [If you're anxious to get your college degree from an accredited Bible college here in our city... contact her at 352-8736... and be sure you mention you saw this at the cafe site!]

Who else was 'in the house' today? [continued at our Flickr photos page] [Thanks again Ellen for your great help in doing this!]

Thursday, April 12, 2007

"I'm Back!"

Listen in to cafe guest Deron Williams as he later recorded "I'm Back!"... at the Chaotic Christians studios. [continued at]

[Great job, Scott ! Great job, Deron!]

Saturday, April 07, 2007

TechMission handiwork at the cafe...

Can you do this?

This morning one of our volunteers for 'Answer Anything Saturday' at the cafe, did this video conversion and upload to YouTube for one of our participants who brought in a ministry dvd....

[continued at Scott's MyChurch Blog]

These are just some of the varieties of FREE help & training sessions at the cafe on Saturday mornings.

Especially mark your calendars for 4/28... 10am... on PODCASTING.

Celebrity Pix at the Cafe

Everybody's a celebrity at the Unleavened Bread Cafe.

See who's been at the cafe lately.... [continued at our Flickr pix page]

[And if you've not yet had YOUR picture made 'at the banner'.... come down during "Ask Anything Saturday"... 10am til noon.]