Saturday, February 28, 2009

Newest Techs....

Click for more pix in the cafe photo-pool.

Our next-generation techs -- and already equipped !!!

[Can you spell 'precocious' ? *smile*]

Today was a great example of cafe synergy, as multiple meetings were going on at the same time. 'RELOAD' planners were actively getting it together for the upcoming conference (4/25) for urban youth workers here in Indy.

At the same time, our Ask Anything Saturday techs were working one-on-one to help folks learn new internet capabilities. In particular, today we had an expert in the house sharing about mapped resources for urban communities here.

And everybody met everybody!

The cafe's Facebook crowd is connecting at the speed of Light. Are YOU on-board?

P.S.... Here's a little quiz...

Who's this friend and who did HE bring to the cafe years ago?

Yep, Mike Wingo... stopped by yesterday along with Joshua Yamson. Mike helped us meet a number of folks over the years. But here's one person he brought to us...

Mike Boler !

Anthony Beverly with Mike & Janet Boler

Mike's become a great friend to the Transform Indiana connecting initiative. For instance, he has since introduced us to Anthony Beverly... who got involved in Faith Hope & Love. And now does 'Stop The Violence' concerts. Not only has Mike since completed the Operation Timothy discipleship training; he's now working with Anthony as his new 'Timothy'. And Anthony is just one of the Reload folks at the cafe today.

Startin' to see how all this connecting can help accelerate the Great Commission here in our city?

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sad News From The Cafe Today...

One of our favorite-most friends at the cafe, Ms. Marie Johnson, passed away suddenly today.

Some know her as "Jackie's Mom"... But we all know Ms. Marie as that gentle helper who was seldom in the spotlight, but always shined her light on everyone else's day at the cafe... with a warm smile and generous hug. She never seemed to miss a day... quietly working away in the back... making our visit possible.

Marie cleverly dodged our cameras each week. Here she is though, in a rare photo... caught in a most common act she did so well...

Please pray for comfort for her family, especially our friend Jackie.

Funeral Arrangements are for Monday, March 9th...

* 10:00 a.m. Viewing at Stuart Mortuary (2201 N. Illinois)
* 11:00 a. m. Homecoming Service (also at Stuart Mortuary)

Procession to New Crown Cemetery for burial.


Personally, I can't begin to tell you how much I'll miss Sister Marie. But nor can I really fathom just how happy she must be right now, in the presence of her Savior.

One last thing... Funeral costs will be monumental for this family. If you can somehow help, please contact Sister Elease Womack, the ministry founder.... at 317-920-5292.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Mayor and Officials Visit the Cafe Ministry...

Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard visited the cafe yesterday, along with a host of other local officials and friends of the cafe.

Story & photos at

Saturday, February 14, 2009

So Many Great Folks... So Little Time...

...So let me just point you to the MANY photos we collected this morning. How many of these folks (all on Facebook now, btw) do YOU know?