Saturday, July 26, 2008

Ike Randolph... Special Presenter of Certificates at VBS Program

Click to see VBS photos

The governor's Director of Faith Based and Community Initiatives, Mr. Isaac 'Ike' Randolph, was a special guest at the cafe Friday evening.

He presented each of the VBS completers a certificate of achievement from the Greater Faith House of Prayer (Church) -- led by Pastor Joe and Lady Gail Reaves.

The church's Vacation Bible School program was aligned with 'Faith Hope & Love Week' here in Indy & Indiana... as officially proclaimed by the governor and various mayors throughout the state.

[See VBS photos]

[And here's Ike's 'Good Works' blog-post after visiting with us -- thank you again, Ike. May God bless you richly.]

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Student Venture... Doing Faith Hope & Love in the Cafe Neighborhood

Photo-stream from today, during Faith Hope & Love Week in Indy. Today Student Venture ministry came to the urban section to participate... and then have lunch at the Unleavened Bread Cafe.

[For more news & events, tune in at IndyChristian.TV.]

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

UBcafe Featured nationally on KLOVE (90.5 FM)

[ht: Linn Asbury and Abby Strader. Thanks!]

We praise God for this great opportunity to be able to share the cafe's ministry model with other cities who might be equally anxious to help transform lives & communities.

[Listen in to the recent national KLOVE broadcast, featuring the cafe ministry.]

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Ellen: 'Nothing Is Too Small...'

[This is from Ellen, whom you all know via the cafe...]

I have been going through a passage of maturity just lately. A very ominous, daunting, dark and narrow pass threatened me just this last weekend.

I have been taking part in an inter-city mission that I had been called two "accidentally" for over two years. "Ask Anything Saturday" is conducted at the Unleavened Bread Cafe in the heart of Indianapolis. This mission-field is one in which some of us Christians implant ourselves into an otherwise unfamiliar culture to be used to show the love of Christ in practical ways.

The overall objective is to be available to introduce anyone who comes in off the street to the basics of using computers. So much of our society today involves the World Wide Web for developing job skills, applying for jobs, conducting research and getting to the information in a fraction of the time it used to take. Even more exciting, is the opportunity to make new friendships and network across many physical boundaries.

The internet has allowed us to cross racial, economical, cultural and educational boundaries. There are tutorials that help the newbies start out on this new adventure called the Internet. There are still some accessibility issues, especially for the aged and the economically strained. However, thanks to Public Libraries, schools, and now other social gathering computer cafe's, this boundary too, is being torn down.

Since I consider myself a "Walmart Missionary"...

[continued at Ellen's Journey]

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

'Can I Go Home Again?'

"Can I go home again?"... the compelling question of 18,000 prisoners released each year from Indiana Department of Corrections.

Dan Gushee shared his personal testimony about that very question today at the MidNorth Shepherd Center's monthly luncheon at the cafe.

Dan is the founder of 'Grace Place'... an ex-offender 're-entry' housing ministry.

Here's a video by 'Choices Team' featuring Dan and one of his guys, Buddy, illustrating the value of a faith-based small-group becoming a 'care team' for a prisoner returning to the community.

'Mother Moore' gave devotions today in standard form -- if you've never been at the cafe to hear her, you MUST mark your calendar for the 1st Tues of a month, 10:30am, and come sit in.

[slide-show from today's photo-pool]