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Church Garden (Summer/Fall)

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“This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.” — John 15:8

Our community garden is a volunteer partnership between the church and members of the local community. The fruits (and vegetables) of our labor are donated to the Northwood Food Pantry, for which we also collect non-perishable goods. Our primary mission is to provide fellowship and generosity. Our garden relies on volunteers to help plant, water, weed and harvest.

Children four and older (with an attentive adult) are invited to assist. With room to share, our local neighbors, Parkview, Independence Academy and CFI #70 families are invited to contact us if interested in a plot. 

Contact the church office at (317) 283-1305 if you would like to volunteer or have your own plot in our garden. Garden planning begins in January.

Breakfast In The Garden (Spring/Fall)

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Join us in front of our Garden (facing Central Avenue) in the spring and fall for Breakfast in the Garden. Come meet the men and women of our local police and fire stations, as well as those from IMPD North District and IFD #31.

We invite anyone living in the neighborhood, Northwood Food pantry guests, families of Independence Academy, Parkview and CFI #70 to join us. Let’s gather and get to know each other over some great breakfast and yummy cinnamon rolls! This is a free neighborhood event; donations to our neighborhood food pantry are welcome.

Food Pantry Helpers

“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in.” – Matthew 25:35

On the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, we work at the Northwood Food Pantry at 46th and Central to help serve our neighbors. Everyone from age 6 to 106 is invited to help!

On the second Saturdays of the month, we meet at FMH at 8:45 a.m. to drop off young children for childcare and gather any items donated by church members through the week. Childcare is available at FMH for children under six on the second Saturdays only. On the fourth Saturdays, we meet at Northwood Christian Church at 9 a.m. and there is no childcare available.

Canned goods and dry food items can be donated at any time to the food pantry. Please take your items to the large, gray bin outside the church office.

Northwood Food Pantry requests the follo
wing items during their respective months:

January and February
peanut butter (16 oz. jars)
laundry soap (no giant containers)

March and April
canned pasta with meat
(e.g. spaghetti O’s, mini-raviolis)
bath soap (bars)

May and June
canned fruit
toilet paper

July and August
chunk white chicken in water (5 oz cans)
diapers (newborn thru size 6)

September and October
plain rice (1 or 2 lb. bag/box)
dish soap (regular size bottle)

November and December
spaghetti (1 lb. box/bag)
men’s razors (disposable) & women’s hygiene supplies

Other donations gladly accepted: cans of corn, green beans, peas, and mixed vegetables

Day of Caring (Fall)

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Our annual Day of Caring takes place each fall.  Our church family splits off into smaller groups and helps local non-profits complete tasks they may not be able to do themselves.

Activities have included painting and cleaning out storage barns, weeding gardens, yard work for the elderly, demolishing abandoned homes, writing letters to home-bound seniors, sewing puppy pillows for children at Eskenazi Health, and much more. 

Boy Scout Troop (Bi-Monthly)

Boy Scout Troop 512, serving boys ages 11-17, holds its regularly scheduled meetings at FMH on the first and third Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. This is an energized group of young men who enjoy service projects, often helping at the Northwood Food Pantry and other places in the community.

Contact Ivan Holder, Scoutmaster, if you’re interested in joining or volunteering at (317) 217-0226.