10/27/2012 12:36:00 AM Breakfast has become a 'heartbeat' for re-named Chapel North
The Times photo by Richie Hall - Chapel North, located at 2140 Greenfield Avenue, is home to a weekly free Saturday breakfast for everyone in the community. The church conducts services at noon every Sunday and at 7 p.m. every Wednesday.
Sometimes outreach can be as simple as a hot plate of bacon and eggs.
Chapel North certainly thinks so. The church, which recently changed its name from the Family Praise Center, offers the Noblesville community a hot breakfast every Saturday morning, free of charge. All one has to do is come to 2140 Greenfield Avenue beginning at 8 a.m.
Of course, there's more to Chapel North than the breakfast. The church offers worship services twice a week, at noon Sundays and a Midweek service at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Pastor Andrew Arrowood presides over the Pentecostal services, which he characterizes as contemporary.
"Our tagline is a Spirit Filled Community," said Arrowood, who has been the pastor at Chapel North for almost a year. "We pursue everything that God would have for us."
Around 200 people attend services weekly at Chapel North. The church has an almost 100-year history, having moved around to different locations over time.
"It's been part of Noblesville and Hamilton County for quite some time," said Arrowood.
Pastor Arrowood was voted in as pastor in November 2011. Arrowood is originally from Southern Indiana, but had been pastoring in Los Angeles, in what he calls an "inner-city church" in the San Fernando Valley.
"Being involved in inner-city work in Los Angeles, my wife and I fell in love with taking care of the less fortunate," said Arrowood.
That love for helping those in need is what drives the Saturday morning breakfasts. Arrowood said it's for anyone who needs to eat a hot breakfast - just come to the church and you'll be served a "nice plate of food." Arrowood said that this simple action has become "such a heartbeat" for the church, and is something it feels is "very Biblical, taking care of people that need help."
"Just to say we care and that you matter and try to make a difference," said Arrowood.
For more information on Chapel North, call 773-4630, or visit its Web site at chapelnorth.org.