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Youth Meet 2017: Building A Youth Filled Community

Save the date! The Edna Martin Christian Center is pleased to host the first Youth Meet on May 6th, 2017. 150 teens and their youth leaders will meet the Saturday before the American Baptist Church of Greater Indianapolis annual gathering to build relationships…


Added by Lauren Nowlin on February 22, 2017 at 9:55am — No Comments

Edna Martin Christian Center receives a $5 million Lilly Endowment Human Services Initiative Grant

The Edna Martin Christian Center (EMCC) has received a grant of $5 million as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s commitment to helping human service organizations that strive to improve the lives of low-income individuals and families and strengthen their communities in Indianapolis and throughout the state.

Read the full press release:…


Added by Tysha Sellers on January 13, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

AFC 2017 Video: "A Tale of Two Women"

See how serving contributes to transformation: "A Tale of Two Women"

AFC 2017 Video: A Tale of Two Women

Added by Tysha Sellers on January 1, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Giving Thanks

Thank you First Baptist Church of Indianapolis, Indianapolis Colts, First Baptist Church of Burnnettsville, Chef Gross of Ivy Tech, and the Board and Staff of EMCC for making tonight special for more than 500 individuals. Our two sites were extremely active with 504 women, men and children enjoying dinner at 37 Place and 100 families receiving Thanksgiving meal baskets from 10 Indianapolis Colts players.

What an AWESOME God we serve-- and AWESOME people in his service!…

Added by Tysha Sellers on November 22, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Senior Angels at the H.O.P.P. Conference

Thank you to all of the Senior Angels who attended the 2016 Annual H.O.P.P. Conference, which aims to help older residents live better, healthier and more sociable lives!…


Added by Jamie Scott on September 15, 2016 at 11:50am — No Comments

EPA Soil Remediation Wrapping Up at Leadership and Legacy Campus

If you've stopped by our Leadership and Legacy campus at 22nd and Ralston recently, you probably wondered what in the world is going on:  rather than after school programs, youth gardening activities, and lots of fun on the playground, it looks like a construction zone!  Our old driveway has been removed, most of the land north of the buildings is completely torn up, the basketball goal is gone, and there is heavy machinery everywhere.…


Added by Maggie Goeglein Hanna on September 9, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

EMCC was one of 6 organizations receiving surprise Visionary Awards and $100,000 grants from CICF

We are so grateful for this award. Expect to see and hear more good news to benefit families in Indianapolis. 

EMCC one of the CICF 100th Anniversary grant awardees

Added by Tysha Sellers on August 30, 2016 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Resiliency Circles

At Edna Martin Christian Center, we conduct weekly Resiliency Circles.  The purpose of these circles are to assist,…


Added by Immanuel Ivey on August 17, 2016 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Financial Literacy and Life Skills Classes

Our Financial Literacy and Life Skills class is conducted weekly.  We help our members with budgeting, money management and debt reduction.  Additionally, we discuss life issues such as, conflict resolution, healthy relationships and becoming a team…


Added by Immanuel Ivey on August 16, 2016 at 4:52pm — No Comments

HSE Classes (formerly known as GED)

Our HSE classes are conducted by Blue Umbrella, through Washington Township.  Our members can refresh their English, Math and Language skills to…


Added by Immanuel Ivey on August 16, 2016 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Job Readiness Training

Job Readiness Training is conducted weekly.  We discuss soft skills to prepare our members for the workforce.  The skills we present are application, interviewing, presentation and resume development.  After each member has completed job readiness, then they go into job search assistance.  Additionally, they will be…


Added by Immanuel Ivey on August 16, 2016 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Logistics Associate Training Shadowing at Merchandise Warehouse

Our Logistics Associate training class visits our employer partner Merchandise Warehouse for a tour of the facility.  Additionally, this is where the training class conducts the Forklift Operator's…


Added by Immanuel Ivey on August 16, 2016 at 11:36am — No Comments

75 years of service- Join our celebration the evening of October 22

Added by Tysha Sellers on July 30, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments

The Summer Youth Program and the Indianapolis Colts Rookie Blitz

This past Tuesday, 55 of our Summer Youth Program students joined the Indianapolis Colts Rookies for an awesome morning at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center! Our kiddos joined the Rookies in six different Play 60 stations encouraging our students to get up and move for at least 60 minutes every day. Interacting with actual NFL players was something they beamed about all afternoon. The players were very interested in each student they spoke with, giving them lots of encouragement and…


Added by Jamie Scott on June 15, 2016 at 9:20pm — No Comments

Join us on August 25 for our annual golf outing

Added by Tysha Sellers on June 8, 2016 at 7:30am — No Comments

An Incredible Day with Duke Realty

We hope that it goes without saying:  each and every donation of time, talent, or treasure is a wonderful gift to EMCC and the neighbors we serve.  

However, when 200 cheerful, hard-working people come together to volunteer, give of themselves, and support EMCC--the results absolutely exceed all expectations!  This weekend, EMCC was truly blessed by the amazing employees at Duke Realty.



Added by Maggie Goeglein Hanna on April 18, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Maundy Thursday

For several years EMCC hosted a Pancake Breakfast on the Thursday before Easter. This day is known as Maundy Thursday/Holy Thursday.  It commemorates the Maundy and Last Supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles. The word Maundy is derived from the Latin word for “command.” The “Maundy” in “Maundy Thursday” refers to the command Jesus gave to the disciples at the Last Supper, that they should love and serve one another.  Typically, on this day, we would serve many with the breakfast…


Added by Tysha Sellers on March 24, 2016 at 10:56pm — No Comments

Christmas Wish List 2015

Check out the Christmas Wish List 2015! Please bring or send all donations to EMCC. Thank you for being a part of our ministry!…


Added by Jamie Scott on December 1, 2015 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Christmas Wish List 2015

We are preparing for the holiday season around EMCC and the Center is busy already! We are excited to be able to serve our families for yet another year and continue to grow!

Our 16th annual (yes, 16th!) Community Thanksgiving Dinner is just a few short weeks away! Then our Christmas celebrations are just a few weeks after that. It's definitely one of our favorite times of the year. Visit us! …


Added by Jamie Scott on November 2, 2015 at 7:13pm — No Comments



Added by Lenina Parham on September 22, 2015 at 1:47pm — No Comments

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