Due To The Weather, We Will Cancel The Sunday Dec 18 2016 Service

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Welcome! Broad Ripple United Methodist Church is an open congregation in the heart of Broad Ripple village. 


Worship Time has Changed

Village Life Church has been our partner in the building for 5 years now, and after months of discernment, VLC told our leadership late last fall that they would be moving their worship to Sunday mornings (they have worshiped at 5pm Sundays since their birth 5 years ago), and they hoped that we could work out a plan so that they could remain here in partnership with us.

The Administrative Leadership worked for a few months internally and with them on finding what might work for both congregations, and we have agreed on a plan:

VLC will worship at 9:15, and BRUMC will worship at 11:15


Our interim pastor, the Rev. Mike Biggs, will serve as BRUMC's pastor for the next few months until a final pastoral appointment can be made.

Mike retired in 2013 after 42 years of service as a United Methodist pastor. His last appointment was Chapel Hill UMC on the west side of Indianapolis. After retirement, he served as the Associate District Superintendent of the North Central District, and BRUMC will be his 6th church to serve as interim. In his pastoral career, he served as the New Albany District Superintendent, and as a pastor in Terre Haute, Connersville, Noblesville, and Greensburg.

You can email Mike at:

The Broad Ripple
UMC Hive

The Leadership Team has invited all who call BRUMC home to consider your contribution to our capital campaign (please let us know by the end of this month).

This beautiful 5-minute video is a glimpse at a beekeeper in New Hampshire who is learning from the bees who produce the wax he uses to make candles for churches. He has some deep thoughts to share about what a beehive has to say about Christian community and ministry. 

The goal of our campaign is $50,000.  $17,000 will pay off the loan and the remaining $33,000 will be needed soon for plumbing, heating, air conditioning, electrical and parking lot expenses.  Bee an investor in the future of BRUMC's ministry.  If we will bee faithful, God will help us provide the  honey..

You may share your gift as a one-time offering or make smaller contributions at whatever interval is comfortable for you.  Your gifts may be placed in the offering plate at worship or mailed to the church. Bee sure to indicate that your gift is for the Building campaign. 

Mike Biggs

Village Farmers Market

Brent WrightIt's still hard for me to believe, but I'm in my last week as your pastor. I am grateful for the adventure and challenge of these past (nearly) seven years on the road together. Walking with you, leading you, learning together, listening for God's voice in and through one another, stretching together, stepping on each other's toes, forgiving one another--struggling together to live the gospel as a community and for our broader Broad Ripple community has been a privilege.

If you were around 7 years ago, you may remember this image. I used it in my introductory letter and in my first sermon (and it has hung in my office since it came out of the sanctuary). It's from a field near our house in Jamestown taken the spring before I moved to BRUMC; a tender corn stalk just beginning its climb to its eventual 7-foot height. 


You are welcome, as you are, to join us in worshiping God every Sunday morning at 11:15am.

Nursery care and special activities for older kids are available during worship services.

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We are located in the heart of Broad Ripple at Guilford and 62nd St. Here is a map to the church.

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Our church is part of the Central District of the Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church.

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