Cumberland FBC
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Hours - Wednesday 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  

Food Pantry here for more details.

Community Outreach Ministry Eastside (COME) began in 1988 as an outgrowth of the food pantry at Cumberland First Baptist Church. Today ten area churches are united to sustain this local outreach ministry, reaching out to the financial needs within our community.

COME is designed to assist with utility bills, rent and mortgage payments, referrals to other agencies and of course, food. The ministry acts as a referral agency, working in tandem with area township trustees, to get clients headed in other directions where they might receive assistance that COME is unable to provide. Average total assistance is in excess of $40,000.00 annually.

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We have volunteer opportunities for anyone interested in working in a local outreach ministry. Consider joining a team that has a proven track record of success since 1988! COME is God's people working together to serve others. Consider becoming a volunteer and enrich your community!

To learn about volunteer opportunities, contact


Each fall we participate in the Greater Indianapolis CROP Walk to help end hunger one step at a time.

 Please join us at noon on Sunday, October 19, 2014.   




We incorporate our 11 circuit Chartres Labyrinth, located on the southeast grounds of the church property, into programs throughout the year.   The labyrinth is open anytime for contemplative purposes.  Walk the labyrinth, follow the winding path into the center and let go of burdens and concerns.


Our Mission:  To inform and promote awareness of issues that affect the common good and to present opportunities for involvement in causes that encourage peace and justice in our community and around the world.

  • The Environment

Contact Pastor T. Wyatt Watkins at  if you have an interest in environmental stewardship.  He can put you in touch with the Cumberland FBC Green Team and the Eastside Creation Care Network.  Pastor Watkins is on the board of Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light and active in efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Poverty

Contact Larry Lindley at  if you have an interest in poverty issues.  We participate in the annual Bread for the World (BFW) Offering of Letters and other action forums.

  • Recycling

Recycle your paper products at our bin located at the NW corner of the church parking lot.  Our goal is TWO TONS OF PAPER PER MONTH.

Newspapers - All Magazines - Junk Mail - Catalogs - Fax & Copy Paper - All Envelopes - Paperback Books - Hardback Books with covers removed.

We CANNOT ACCEPT ...Cardboard - Phone Books - Brown Paper Bags

On premises, we also recycle plastic, cell phones and ink cartridges.

  • Inclusive and Affirming

The ESPJF believes that all are welcome and to be affirmed in the fellowship of Christ.  More information on the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists.

    The ESPJF seeks out people of other faith communities to partner with on hunger, poverty and environmental issues.  We support the Interfaith Hunger Initiative and have paartnered with the Indiana Buddhist Center to host One A-Maiz-ing Dinner.  We have sponsored worship service exchanges with the Sikh Satsang.

  • Discrimination

  • The ESPJF believes that discrimination is a violation of our faith.  More information on the  Interfaith Coalition on Nondiscrimination.


  • Full-circle Sustainability 

  • The ESPJF supports Earth Charter Indiana in its efforts for a just, sustainable and peaceful global society in the 21st century.  Contact Larry Lindley at about Earth Charter Indiana.


The Weekday Preschool has been a non-profit ministry of Cumberland First Baptist Church since 1977. The preschool is under the direction of a Preschool Committee dedicated to providing a quality learning opportunity for preschool age children. The staff strives to provide a warm, positive introduction to each child's education journey, making learning a fun and desirable experience. Students are given the opportunity to grow in the areas of academic, spiritual, emotional, mental, physical and social development. Helping children to feel good about themselves, others and the world around them is a primary goal. Denominational doctrine is not stressed, but values, character and faith through Christian living are taught and exemplified by a committed and qualified staff. 

For more information click here or contact the Weekday Preschool Director, Sandy Steele at 317-894-2645.

Cumberland First Baptist Church, 116 S. Muessing Street, Indianapolis, Indiana  46229