Welcome to The Church Within website and to the very idea of The Church Within itself. The Church Within was founded in 1992. We are an ever-evolving spiritual community, dedicated to offering unconditional support and love to all who seek inner wisdom through a spiritual life.

The best way to get to know us is to share in the joy, spirit, and celebration of our 10:00 AM Sunday gathering. The best "brochure" we have is us.

We are folks whose pasts include other churches or no church at all. Some come simply to expand their current faith experience. As one of our members puts it, "I come to The Church Within, because it helps me discover my faith and live it out in the world."

We are a diverse, informal gathering who believes in the power of prayer, in God (whatever name you use for Source), and in each other.

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Mindful Mystic workshop cancelled

Published on July 8, 2014, by in Featured.

The “Mindful Mystic” class scheduled for Saturday, July 12 is cancelled because of so few people signed up.

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Sunday Service 7/6/14 – “In Hospitable Places”

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Message for 7/6/14

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Sunday Service 6/29/14 – “The Spiritual Cow Path”

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Sunday Service 6/22/14 – “Change Your Life With Gratitude!”

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Message begins at 19:47

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Sunday Service 6/15/14 – “The Hero We Always Wanted (To Be)”

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MINDFUL FAMILY WORKSHOP

Published on June 9, 2014, by in Featured.

MINDFUL FAMILY WORKSHOP

Saturday June 21, 2014 – 2:4:30 – p.m.

Dig out your old family photo albums and open your memory vaults! As part of the 2014 Mindful Path series of workshops at The Church Within, we will learn about ourselves through the lens of our early family experiences.

This class is led by Resta Burnham and is based on the principles of A Course in Miracles. Previous study of the Course is not necessary.

Some of our topics:
— Family: prison or classroom?
— Selfish genes and kindness genes
— Forgiveness map
— Now therapy

Fee: $10 (cash only)
Materials: Photos, writing and drawing materials
Preregistration is required. Email restasmusic@mac.com to sign up.

 

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6/8/14 – “Feral Spirituality”

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The message begins at 25:39

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6/1/14 – “Please Don’t Curb Your Enthusiasm”

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5/25/14 – “Advanced Vampire Slaying: The Gentle Art of Forgiveness”

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Vampire slaying is gentler than you might think

Published on May 23, 2014, by in Featured.

Vampires sure are popular. I would like that to be the beginning of a very deep discussion on some insight into the modern psyche as seen through the current near-obsession with these sometimes-monsters/sometimes-antiheroes. I’m sure that’s been done, though. Really, though, it’s a reference to last Sunday’s message, which you can listen to here.

This week will be "Advance Vampire Slaying." We will walk together into a discussion of forgiveness as the ultimate end to vampiric infection. We won’t wear leather pants, probably. There will be no stakes, though the weather might be right for steak on the grill if you are into that kind of thing. What there will be is an opportunity for shift that leads to a life with a more open heart.

I hope you’ll join us this Sunday and at the great events we have coming up. The life of the church is following this spring energy. There is much growth, freshness, and the promise of more to come! In that direction, we’re about to change our email service so that things will be a bit slicker and a whole lot simpler. With this change, if you’re a gmail user, you’ll find our emails in your "promotions" tab. If you drag it from there to the "primary" tab, things should be set into the future so you don’t miss any email!

Also, Thank you to all those who have made donations for the Air Conditioning Fund! Be a TCW Supporter by going here and making a donation today. If you make the donation using bank information instead of a card, the church doesn’t pay any fees. Win!

In wonder at it all,
Darren

P.S. Thank you to all the volunteers who made the Green Room at SPOTLIGHT INDY an amazing success on Monday night. Thank you also to Reverend Cary Neeley for all the hours of organizing that went into making the night absolutely perfect. What amazing folks!

P.P.S Indy PRIDE is sneaking up on us. If you want to walk in the parade or help at the festival and haven’t signed up at church, reply to this email and I’ll get you connected.

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Saturdays in 2014-The Mindful Path Series with Resta Burnham:
Pre-registration required.

Mindful Family: June 21

Full details, dates, and list of topics on fliers at the entrance.
$10 per session. Contact Resta with questions and to pre-register: restasmusic

May 31, 7p: Celia in Concert

$12 in advance/$15 at the door per person

Internationally renowned Singer/Songwriter/Comedienne Celia will be our special guest. Join us for a night of music and comedy! Register early for discounted tickets here.

June 15 Father’s Day
Invite your father, your friend’s father, or just yourself and join us after church for bacon and ice cream! We’ll have a full Sundae bar set up with Darren and Frank’s favorite topping, bacon! You won’t want to miss that!
June 28, 10a-3p Healing Fair
Join us for the second Healing Fair of the year. As always, this event is completely free. There will be a variety of practitioners from many different healing modalities available to offer their work. You are invited to come in and enjoy as many of the offerings as you would like. If you are a healer and would like to be included in this event, please email Rhonda Shipley.

July 19, 5p-8p Outsider Art

Outsider Art is a showing of local artists, many of whom make their home on the streets, and are on the “outside” of the mainstream art scene. All the art is created by consumers of Midtown Mental Health and will be for sale. The proceeds will go directly to the artists. Join us free food, live music, and plenty of fun with old friends and new. You don’t want to miss this!

July 26, Annual Rummage Sale and Art Fair

Have some things you would like to get rid of? Are you an artist looking for places to sell your work? Do you offer a healing modality and want to have exposure to new potential clients? The Annual Rummage Sale and Art Fair is just the place! For $25 you will get one parking place to set up shot. You keep all your proceeds! If you want to be included, email Angela Leddy. This is going to be an awesome day. We’ll also have food available for donation. It’s going to be a great day!

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