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Grant Recipients and Their Stories
The Brightwood Community Center SPARKS summer camp reached 32 youth during their annual summer program June 25-July 20, 2018. Read More
East Tenth Children and Youth Summer Days for Youth 2018 focuses on school-aged children and their families by providing quality care and education during the eight week program. Read More
Fletcher Place Community Center Hot Meals program impacts the Southeast neighborhood that currently has only three full service grocery stores. Read More
Lawrence UMC Summer Kids Camp reaches 60 campers ages 5-13 and includes teenage staff counselors. While understanding that higher education (college) will not be for everyone, they consciously are attempting to imbue in their campers and families a sense of valuing education by intentionally hiring staff members who are currently in college, adding academic (but fun) activities into more of their program. Read More
Lawrence UMC Youth Corps reached 42 youth in their six week program. The Youth Corps uses leadership development as the main focus of their program. Read More
Project Transformation Indiana is building a network of relationships between congregations and communities through their summer program. Read More
Trinity United Methodist Church is heavily involved in planning the outreach Vacation Bible School. They had 132 youth participants and 34 adult volunteers from the Shelbyville community during the VBS week. Read More
The Branches MEGA Camp is a free outreach ministry in Hendricks County. The Branches congregation provided 96 adult volunteers and served 178 children in their week of recreational summer programming. Read More
Descubriendo Indy has taken place as a part of Vida Nueva's ministry for over 13 years. The vision since the conception of the program has always been for children to discover new things about their city, Indianapolis, and in the process discover new things about themselves. Read More
The Wesley United Methodist Church VBS strives to meet spritual, eduction and physical needs of children in their community for a short period of time, hopefully lighting a spark for cotniued transformation for families. Read More
Brookside Scholarships Awarded 2018

Members of the former Brookside United Methodist Church have provided opportunities to students that have decided to further their education to receive support through their Legacy endowment established when the church closed in 2008. The scholarship fund was established with the United Methodist Foundation of Indiana to be distributed annually by Metro Ministries to qualified candidates for a scholarship to a post-secondary school. 

Felicia Renteria
Scholarship Recipient

Felicia Renteria is a sophomore at Indiana State University.  This is Felicia’s second scholarship from the Brookside legacy. We met Felicia last year as an incoming freshman at Indiana State University.  She is majoring in Psychology and her goal is to own her own business as a therapist or social worker. Felicia has followed up with Lisa Morris, Metro Ministries Executive Director, during the year as she completed her freshman year at Indiana State University expressing how blessed she was to experience the love of our church family.  Her recent email following the announcement she shared, “Thank you so much for the email and opportunity! I'm so thankful for you all!” 

Britney Bailey
Scholarship Recipient

Britney Bailey is a 2018 graduate of Pike High School and an incoming freshman at Purdue University. She was referred to us through Outreach Inc. an east side organization whose mission is “Equipping and empowering homeless teens and young adults to achieve stability and life transformation.” Britney’s reaction to our scholarship announcement was, “Wow, thank you all so much! This is such a blessing. I cannot express how thankful I am!”

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