In The Community

Reaching Out in God's Name

New Horizons Band

The New Horizons Band that meets in our church is one of three chapters of its kind in Indiana. It was formed with the intent of giving retirees the opportunity to stay active in music. Our band started in March of 2004, with five members: one drummer, one reluctant clarinetist, and three trombones. Three of those persons had never played their instruments before. But we had found (and fortunately, still have) a great director, John Morse, who was very knowledgeable, experienced, and had a great sense of humor. From these humble beginnings, our band has grown to a full sound with around forty members who play a wide variety of instruments in a truly varied repertoire. It is all great fun.

Our band is open to anyone of any age, from high school on up. Since most of our members are retired though, we rehearse and perform in the daytime hours. We rehearse twice weekly at the church, from 9:30 to 11:30 on Tuesday and Friday mornings, with a twenty minute break for refreshments and fun. We perform six to eight times a year, at the church, nursing homes, and various other places. Visitors are welcome to come anytime, either to observe or to join in with us.

Men as Care Givers

The support group, MEN AS CARE GIVERS, is for men who may find themselves in a situation where they are the main care giver for a spouse, a parent, or a child. While not a regular group of Crescent Avenue United Methodist Church , the church furnishes a place for the group to meet. Traditionally, men are not usually cast in the role of a care giver and it becomes a new and possibly trying experience. This group meets and gives a chance for men to share their anxieties and problems. It is a great time to compare notes and find that other men are in the same situation and may have found a way to manage their frustrations and problem situations.

Meetings are open to any man and many have found support for their handling by hearing of other possible solutions. The group meets from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month in the Bisel Room of Crescent Avenue Church. No reservations are necessary, just come. Use the Church door facing Crescent that is nearest the parking lot. Go up the stairs and turn right to the first room on the right. Signs will be out to help guide you. Handicapped entrance available.

Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous

These two separate groups meet at the church every week to share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may recover from their common problems. We open our doors to these good people because we want to help them on their journey if only to give them a place to meet.

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