Outreach & Growth Newsletter

Sarah's Space

Dear ACC,

I was catching up with one of my best friends from the Chicagoland area this past week, and they shared with me that their church will be furnishing a home for an unhoused family, and that their congregation wants to continue providing support for folks experiencing housing insecurity . They asked if I knew of any organizations that may be able to offer additional support. I immediately shared with them the contact information for Family Promise Chicago North Shore.

The North Shore location is an affiliate of Family Promise of Greater Indianapolis - the Family Promise our congregation faithfully supports each year. The North Shore location is also one of over 200 Family Promise affiliates across 43 states.

This week and next week, Family Promise of Greater Indianapolis is fundraising for Night Without a Bed, their largest fundraiser for the year. Read on for how to get involved with this year's campaign, and thank you for your continued commitment to housing justice in Indianapolis.

We are in this work together!

With care,


Family Promise's 5th Annual Night Without A Bed Campaign - Donate, Cookout & Sleepout, and more!

Night Without A Bed is the primary fundraising campaign to support Family Promise's Apartment Shelter Program--a model birthed in Indianapolis in the pandemic that now has spread to at least twenty other cities.

Raising more than $200,000 each of the last four years, it has helped more than 500 families have a place to stay after eviction, job loss, sickness, and more.

Family Promise believes in keeping every family together through its crisis, regardless of the makeup of the family. Not only that, but ever since the pandemic they keep families together in an innovative shelter model that leases and furnishes apartments through donations (thanks to dozens of congregation and corporate partners). Families can move right in the same day they call for help if there is an opening! As one of Indianapolis leading homeless shelters, they have helped more than 2,000 unhoused families sign leases on places of their own! Thank you for considering a gift today that helps fund their Apartment Shelter Program in 2024.

To donate:

The Outreach Committee of Allisonville Christian Church has donated $500 to Family Promise's Night Without a Bed, and at the time of sending this email, our "team" donations are at $600. To join our team and give as an individual, visit https://www.givegab.com/teams/allisonville-christian-church-32c37924-382c-4b3e-98db-330ecf34b465

To participate in Night Without a Bed:

Spend a night without a bed on Saturday, May 4—in your car, on your sofa, on your floor, in your tent in your yard--to remember those who can't choose to.  Have fun and be creative while helping those in need. 

ACC is having a cookout and sleepout!

JD Reed will be hosting a Night Without a Bed cookout and sleepout at his place on Saturday, May 4th. Come by as early as 5pm - we'll have hot dogs over a fire. Bring a tent and camp out! To RSVP and for more information - contact Pastor Sarah or JD Reed. A sign up sheet will also be on Sarah's office door on Sunday.


From Monday, April 29 to Friday, May 3, Family Promise will have a T-shirt giveaway at their Day Center (1850 N Arsenal Ave., Indy, 46218) from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm for all those participating in the sleepout. Come by for shirts of all sizes for adults and kids both, and meet some staff!

If you're planning to participate in the sleepout and would like JD to pick you up a t-shirt, let JD know by Sunday, or please indicate on the sign-up sheet on Sarah's office door this Sunday at church.

Donate to Family Promise through ACC's Night Without a Bed Team

Indy Peace Walk - Take a Stand Against Gun Violence

This Saturday, April 27th at 2pm

Landmark for Peace Memorial 601 E. 17th St

Join Indy Peace Fellowship, Peace Learning Center, and others for a peaceful walk to raise awareness about gun violence in our communities, honor the lives lost, and work towards a safer future for all. Note the flyer below for more information.

April Allisonville Forum

Join us tomorrow night at 7pm in the sanctuary or online via Facebook or YouTube for our April forum - you don't want to miss Sylvia Thomas performing her poetry! Note the flyer below for more information.

ACC Creation Care Garden

If you’re interested in participating on the garden team this year, please send an email to Kendal Nagy (kendal@kjcomm.com), Janette Smith (janettebsmith@gmail.com), or Jean Tatum (tatum.jean@gmail.com) and they’ll get you plugged in.

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