6980 E 300 S, Greenfield, IN 46140
About Westland Friends Church:
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Our mission statement:
Honor God, in all we do.
1 Corinthians 10:31, "whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God."
Colossians 3:17, "whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."
Westland Friends Church was established in 1840, on the corner of 300 South and 700 East, just a few miles southeast Greenfield, IN.
What We Believe:
Faith centers on the inner walk. A fruitful inner walk leads to an outward manifestation of righteousness, peace, and joy from living by the Holy Spirit (Galatians 5). A good life exists when it is a lived experience of “Spirit and Truth” (John 4:23).
We believe in one sovereign, and holy God expressed in three persons—the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
(Isaiah 45:5, 53; Matthew 3:16-17; John 1:18, 3:16, 16:13-14; 1 Corinthians 2:12; Ephesians 4:6)
We believe Jesus Christ is fully human and fully God. He was crucified and resurrected from the dead as an atonement for sin. (John 3:16, 10:30; Acts 4:12; Romans1:3-4, 6:23; Ephesians 5:2; Colossians 2:9; 1 Timothy 2:5; 1 Peter 3:18)
We believe there is “that of God in everyone” (Romans 1:19; John 1:9). Each of us possesses the entire Holy Spirit from the time we repent and believe; the Spirit indwells and provides that person with power for living, understanding spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what pleases God.
(Romans 8:9-11; Ephesians 1:13; Ephesians 1:14; John 14:16; John 14:17; John 15:26; John 16:7-13; 1 Corinthians 3:16)
We believe the Bible as God’s word, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and is the ultimate and final authority for the church on all faith and life matters. (See footnotes)
(John 14:26, 20:31, Acts 15:28; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:18-21; Romans 15:4; Hebrews 4:12)
We believe God created that us, but that man and woman willfully sinned and became separated from God, only to be reconciled through salvation and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
(Genesis 1:27; John 15:4; Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23-24, 8:1-2)
We believe salvation, or the forgiveness of sins, is a gift from God to man, received by faith, and comes only by God’s grace through the blood of Christ (his death on the cross).
(Romans 6:23; Ephesians 1:7, 2:8–9; Titus 3:4–5)
We believe the church is the gathering of those who have been called into fellowship with God under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church, and the Church’s purpose is to be the visible expression of Jesus Christ in the world.
(Matthew 16:18; Acts 4:19; Ephesians 4:15-16; Colossians 3:14-17; 1 Peter 2:9)
We believe in the priesthood of all believers, each of whom may approach God directly without the aid of ordained priesthood.
(1 Cor. 12:7; 2 Cor. 5:17-20; Eph. 1:22; 1 Peter 2:9; Heb. 4:14-16; 1 Tim. 2:5-6; Rev. 1:6)
We believe inner communion and the baptism with the Holy Spirit are spiritual realities beyond outward symbols of bread, wine, and water. To live in communion and being immersed in Holy Spirit is expressed in a sacramental life lived daily in the presence of God.
(Matthew 3:11, 18:20; John 4:23-24, 6:35, 48-58; Acts 1:4-5, 11:15-16, 15:28-29; Romans 14:17; Ephesians 4:5; Colossians 2:16, 20-22; 1 Peter 3:21-22)
We believe the Friends Faith (Quaker Way) guides a Christian to freedom from the “source of original sin”* and willful sin this side of Heaven (in this life). Freedom happens when we faithfully live above our physical or mental weakness (infirmity); specifically above our sinful nature.
Prayer Requests and Visitation Ministries
We have an active prayer ministry with many people in our church who have made a commitment to pray for anyone needing or requesting prayer. There are actually two branches to our prayer ministry — via email and telephone (for those with no computers). How It Works: If you have a prayer request, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Pastor 317.455.6980 or email@example.com
Not only do our elders and pastor make visits to our church family, but we have an active group of members and attenders of our congregation actively involved in visitation. We believe that God calls us to care for those in need.
God calls everyone to reach out and to care for the needs of others. Our Monthly Meeting is busy year-round providing opportunities for our congregation to serve.
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Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen, feeding anyone who is hungry and serving 2 meals a day, 5 days a week. One full-time employee and everything else is done by volunteers.
202 E Main St, Greenfield, IN 46140
Once a year we partner with other churches, businesses, and the town of Greenfield to participate in a "Riley Festival." This is one of the largest craft festivals in the state of Indiana, with designated areas for food, commercial and flea market booths and much more. The event follows years of traditions in the celebration of the birth date of James Whitcomb Riley, the “Hoosier Poet.” It begins every year on the first Thursday of October. Residents of Greenfield, Hancock County and the surrounding area join talent and resources annually to honor the memory of Greenfield’s noted native son. We are always looking for booth and project volunteers.
Toys for Tots Foundation: Jim Derrick a Vietnam Vet, actively seeks donations to bring joy and toy at Christmas. This means we collect all year long, any donation today greatly supports that effort. Toys for Tots: 317-462-4491
Meals for Wheels: Westland collects monthly donations for local seniors who need face isolation and the fear of hunger.
630 N State St, Greenfield, IN 46140. https://mealsonwheelsonline.org/
Talitha Koum Women's Recovery House: each month members actively engage to provide assitance and direction through board membership and donations to Friends of Recovery Inc, Greenfield, Indiana.
Love, INC: we provide donations, resources and support to help our neighbors in need. https://loveinc-ghc.org/
We also actively support a number of extended missions: Choctaw, Kickapoo, and Mesquakie Friends Centers; Belize Boys School; Friends Theological College in Kenya as well as Kaimosi Hospital in Africa. We also support American Friends Service.
The Meeting Community:
Every Friend has a share of responsibility for worship and ministry. Therefore, friends are advised to be diligent in attendance at meetings for worship and in inward preparation for them. Come with mind and heart prepared for communion with God. Be obedient and faithful to the promptings of the Holy Spirit, whether by word, by song, in silent waiting, or prayer. Receive the messages of others in a tender spirit.