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.