New Saturday Night Lenten Series: The Arts Abbey

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The Arts Abbey: 
Where Spirituality, Arts, and Community Connect

Mark your calendar for this 5-Saturday series -- a unique opportunity to discover the spiritual side of the Arts. Free and family-friendly. Childcare and light meals available at each event.

In this Saturday Series, there will truly be something for everyone -- all abilities and all ages. Led by Amanda Keller (Nuvo's Artist Choice of the Year for 2015 and 2016, and Art Director of the Arts Abbey at Union Chapel) we'll explore pop culture, crafting, painting, film, and music -- all the while, looking for Christ-like virtues and discussing biblical themes.

Movie Screening - Disney's "Moana"

- 5:00 Arts and Faith Discussion
”When the Voice Inside sings a different song...,” sings Moana as she looks beyond the horizon. What do we do when we get called to a big and dangerous adventure?

- 5:45 Arts and Craft Activity
We will be making Moana’s boat out of popsicle sticks and hot glue.

- 6:30 Moana Film Screening:
Animated Disney movie about an adventurous teenager who leaves the safety and security of her island on a daring journey to save her people.

Free event. Childcare & light meal available.

come to the arty party!


- 5:00 Arts and Faith Discussion
Pablo Picasso said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” On this evening as we’ll create art together. Let’s dig deep into these wise words.

- 5:45 Arts and Craft Activity
Arty Party! We have all the supplies. All you need to do is be ready to paint. Professional artist Amanda Keller will guide us, step by step, in creating a custom painting. By the end of the experience, you will create a fabulous piece of artwork!

Free event. Childcare & light meal available.

family game night!

- 5:00 Arts and Faith Discussion

What makes a good game? A stats blogger tell us that they “keep players, however young, engaged” and that they require ”meaningful action and decision-making” and that they teach in a fun way.

- 5:45 Game Night Starts

We will play all sorts of games. You can win tickets and select prizes. Rupert Boneham of Survivor fame will lead us into some interactive games, too!

Free event. Childcare & light meal available.

MOVIE SCREENING - "Fantastic Beasts"

Explore The Wizarding World!
- 5:00 Arts and Faith Discussion
A blogger wrote that the movie, Fantastic Beasts, shows how adults have the ability to create an environment in which children thrive or wither. How do we make sure kids thrive?

- 5:45 Arts and Craft Activity
We will be making monsters!

- 6:30  Fantastic Beasts Film Screening:
The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards, seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.

Free event. Childcare & light meal available.

Art Market, Egg Hunt & Cross making

Gather the whole family to celebrate Easter Weekend with us in a very special way! 
- 10:00A Arts Market Opens
We will have a big art tent outside hosting some of Indiana’s coolest artists. Let's support local artists and celebrate Spring, together! 

- 12:00-3:00 Arts and Crafts Acts Activity
We'll be making beautiful second-hand frame and found-object crosses to adorn the sanctuary for the next (Easter) morning. Come back Easter morning at 10:15 a.m. to experience the powerful statement of hope and joy our combined artworks have made.  Of course, you can take your cross home afterward!

- 1:00 Easter Egg Hunt
We have five beautiful acres of land, so let's have the best Easter egg hunt, ever! Bring a basket and a sense of adventure.


Example of cross making activity