Reservations Needed for Lunch before Concert for a Cause

Sunday, October 29, is our next Concert for a Cause, and this time a lunch will be provided between worship and the concert.  Please make a reservation with the church office if you plan to attend the lunch, so we know how much food to buy.  Reservations need to be made before noon on Tuesday, October 24th.  Call the church office at (317) 635-6397 or email

Our lunch speaker will be Steve Kerr, of Wheeler Mission. Steve will speak about a recent study by the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion which looked at Faith Based Organizations in regards to social services in cities.  It showed that such organizations’ approaches often work better than governmental approaches.  While Indianapolis has above average economic growth, it has disproportionately high rates of homeless people.  Yet Indianapolis is one of the only major U.S. cities of its size that does not have a municipally operated shelter.  On any given night Wheeler hosts more than 400 in the men’s facility, with a bed capacity of 232.

Following the lunch, the Concert will start at 2PM. Jeff Nelsen, formerly of the Canadian Brass and currently a Professor of French Horn at Indiana University, will join Roger Roe and Kent Cook in a program of duos and trios by Schubert, Reineke, Menotti and Nelhybel. Concert admission is free, but donations will be accepted. This Concert for a Cause will benefit Wheeler Mission.