Bid farewell to the Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis

For more than a century, the Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis has served as a symbol of God’s unity of the various expressions of Christian faith in the city of Indianapolis and surrounding areas. Its guiding principle was based on Jesus’ words in John 17, “I pray…that all of them may be one…that they may be one as we are one…May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me…” -John 17:20-23

CFGI has worked hard to continue that mandate as the churches have directed; however, in the last few years the landscape has changed. Individual churches, denominational fellowships, and even individual believers have chosen other ways to express their missional directives. As a result, the financial support that has sustained the Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis has dwindled to the point that they can no longer continue their mission. Thus, on September 8, 2015 the Board of Directors of the Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis voted to initiate a plan of eventual dissolution. This decision was not reached lightly. In fact many hours of discussion and prayer have gone into exploring ways to continue its mission. In the end, however, they were forced to come to this conclusion by the realities of their financial situation.

Says the CFGI board:


We do want to celebrate the work that has been the Church Federation through a Celebration of Thanksgiving on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Krannert Room on the second floor of the Indiana Interchurch Center, 1100 W. 42nd St,Indianapolis, IN 46208. We would invite you as a past supporter of the Church Federation to be with us as we celebrate together what God has done through this organization in its 103-year history. We will invite past leaders to take part so we may honor them for their work and vision.

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    My mother, Natalie Coffin, worked for the Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis in the 1920s and early 1930s. It was while she was working there that she met my father, Ernest Sims, who came in one day on some church related business.

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