2015 is the year that Northwood Christian Church added the unofficial title of "Center for Faith & Community", we felt this was an appropriate title moving forward in our mission of being "In the neighborhood, for the neighborhood". 

Northwood Center for Faith & Community is currently home to several other church's, in addition we housed Parkview Cooperative Preschool for 51 years prior to their move to a new location at the end of the 2016 school year. We are home to several independent artist studios, a yoga studio, AA and Over-eaters Anonymous Group, Apogee School for the Gifted and Untapped Private Preschool / Pre-K.

You would think with ALL this what more could we fit in? How about a commercial kitchen! Northwood proudly host several independent small food businesses who's products can be found from the Broad Ripple Farmers Market to a food truck near you! (most food vendors will also cater your special event)

So, if you're looking for meeting space, a place to hold your next birthday/anniversary party or you are looking for affordable space to rent, please contact us at 317-283-1352, we might be able to help.

Here is a listing of those that Northwood shares space with:

Churchs

Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church:The mission of Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church is to foster the Greek Orthodox Christian faith and to continue our cultural traditions through worship, fellowship, and learning. The church is its people. The ageless belief of the Orthodox faith is that the purpose of the Church is the salvation in Christ. In its doctrine and worship the Orthodox Church is today fundamentally unchanged from its early beginnings. Tradition is the source of Orthodoxy’s strength and ability to adapt to the present and to the future. Everyone is welcome to join and grow with us. (For more information - click header to be taken to our website)

Love Life Church:  The mission of Love Life Church is to pursue the lost and perfect the saints by teaching fail proof biblical principles and bringing forth restoration and radical change.

Christopher & Kimberly Harris are the pastors and founders of Love Life Church. They are devoted to teaching, training, and developing those that who have a desire to know Christ as well as those who are seeking to have a deeper walk with him. They have a relevant approach to teaching the word, so not only will it be easily understood but it will be applicable to your everyday life. Christopher and Kimberly also have a passion to see people mature in their faith, build healthy thriving families, and see the power of God working in their lives.

They are graduates of Rhema Bible Training Center where Christopher’s area of study was Pastoral and Kimberly’s was Evangelistic. After completing Bible school they were married and moved to Indianapolis, IN. They have been planted in their local church for over 10 years, where they have served in various leadership capacities. God has now called them to step out on faith and pioneer this work, they are excited about what God is going to do!

Pastors Christopher and Kimberly have been married for 17 years with one child, their son Christopher. They also see marriage as a ministry and look forward to imparting into those that God has assigned to them in this area. (For more information - click header to be taken to our website)

Midtown Vineyard Community Church: Midtown Vineyard is part of the Community of Vineyard Churches. Founded in the early 1980’s, there are more than 600 Vineyard churches in the USA and 1,500 worldwide. Midtown Vineyard Community Church celebrates and shares the blessings of the Kingdom of God: Forgiveness; healing; deliverance. With the Bible as our standard for faith and practice, we are on a faith journey led by the Holy Spirit. We seek God’s power to help us live new and fruitful lives and be a blessing to our community. We encourage and support each other as we encounter God’s presence in everyday life. If you have any questions, we’d love to talk with you. Feel free to email us at office@midtownvineyard.org. (For more information - click header to be taken to our website)

Groups:

Twelve and Twelve Group (AA): 12 & 12 Group meets Friday's at 8:00pm. It is a closed AA meeting for alcoholics only. We provide literature and a safe environment for open discussion. This is a non-smoking facility (smoking permitted outdoors) and is wheelchair accessible. If you are seeking other AA, Al-anon or Alateen meetings please contact Indianapolis Intergroup at 317-632-7864 or click header to be taken to our website.

Offices

Hoosier Heartland Trolley Company: Hoosier Heartland Trolley Co. was founded in 2018 as an Indiana nonprofit corporation to save the last remaining pieces of Indiana’s electric railway heritage. The organization exists to spark imagination in people across all walks of life through experiencing the art, science, culture, technology and economic empowerment of Indiana’s world-renowned electric railway industry from the 20th century. (For more information - click header to be taken to our website)

Indianapolis Women's Chorus: The Indianapolis Women's chorus uses song and harmony to enable each woman to grow personally, musically, and within her community. By listening, we learn to blend. By celebrating the uniqueness of each voice, we create a plural voice of amazing sound. With this, the Women's Chorus seeds common musical experiences with women of all races, faiths, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and gender expressions.

IWC was founded in 1994 and is currently an affiliate of Crossroads Performing Arts, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Women's Chorus has participated in events sponsored by GALA (the Gay and Lesbian Association of choruses), the Sister Singers Network and the National Women's Music Festival. (For more information - click header to be taken to our website)

Dr. Susan Frissell, Ph.D., LCPC, LMHC, CADC, DCC: Dr. Frissell is a licensed psychotherapist who's been in private practice for over 25 years. Dr. Frissell recently relocated from the Northern Suburbs of Chicago to Indianapolis (hence the area code) and specializes in: Addictions: Alcohol/Drug, Depression, Anxiety, Pet loss/grief, Grief, Employee Assistance, LGBT, Stress Management, Life Transitions. I work with adults (18-over) and couples. Treatment orientation: interpersonal/humanistic, CBT, behavioral, solution-oriented, short-term

Some insurance accepted, private pay.  Phone: 847.224.7506    |  Email: frissellsusan@gmail.com

Schools:

Apogee School for the Gifted: We do one thing, and we do it with excellence and accountability; providing a well rounded education to gifted students with a focus on the whole child. We meet each student where they are and discover their highest potential together.

So what makes the Apogee School different?  Think back to the last time you went shopping for a really good pair of shoes.  You probably tried pair after pair, but you just couldn’t see yourself in any of them.  The toe is too tight.  The arch is too high.  Then you finally slipped your foot into a shoe that made the clouds part and trumpets play a fanfare from the heavens.  You don’t know how or why, but this shoe fit so well that you just knew that it was meant for you.  It’s very likely that you’ve tried many different schools for your child, but for whatever reason they haven’t been quite what you’ve been looking for.  If you’ve read this far, then your child is probably the kind of gifted kid we specialize in.

Knowing that your child loves going to school every day and is accepted for exactly the person they are is huge for any parent, but that’s not enough.  We also aim to astound you with the quality of our academic program and the passion of our teachers.  As you look through our staff directory, you’ll see some really impressive credentials.  How did a small school get so lucky?  It has nothing to do with luck, but rather with strategic design.  When you invert the chain of command and let brilliant teachers take the lead rather than telling them how to do their job, they have the freedom to put the needs of each of their students first and they are much more satisfied with their jobs.  That translates into an all-around joy for teachers and students alike.  Our teachers truly have a heart for the mission of our school since most of us were once gifted children ourselves.  We get the joys and burdens of being gifted, and that helps us understand and nurture our students in the ways that truly matter.

Our school was founded by the same people who brought you the innovative, national award winning Mensa Family Program that has served over 300 gifted families in Central Indiana since 2008.  The Family Program is a model and inspiration for other Mensa regions around the world.  We truly have a dream team that loves serving gifted children.  Now that dream team is creating a school in Indianapolis!

As you browse our website, ask yourself if you can see your child being happy here, both now and in future years.  If you like what you see, please help us get the word out.  The more students we enroll, the more quality teachers we can hire.  Your contribution to our community matters, even with the little things.

I want to raise your expectations about what a great school should be.  Welcome to the Apogee School.

(For more information - click header to be taken to our website)

Untapped Private Preschool/Pre-K: was founded in 2018 by Tiffany Fritz.  Tiffany became an Occupational Therapist in 2004 and is a mom to three young boys.  What she found over the years, is that of her three boys, there are obvious similarities but each of the boys is vastly different in their personalities, abilities, needs and of course, in their learning styles.  The same observations were made of the hundreds of children she has treated over the years.  She has yet to find two children that she could create an identical plan for. 

Tiffany also has spent much of her therapy career treating children in, or consulting with, day-cares, preschools, and schools where she seemed to always find a small number of children in each classroom that didn't quite fit the norm or didn't seem to be the right fit for that teacher.  She noticed that the most successful teachers/environments were those that attempted to be adaptable to each student.  Often in large class sizes, even with amazing teachers, there are generally a handful of students that are not set up to achieve THEIR potential. 

What does that look like at a young age? Well, sometimes, those students are even graded, scored and perform at a successful level as compared to their peers, but still aren't reaching THEIR potential.  Sometimes, those students are so incredibly intelligent or gifted in many areas, but have that one thing that holds them back.  And sometimes, those students are successful and gifted in many areas but just aren't being challenged. 

Tiffany believes that each child should have the opportunity to reach his/her FULL potential (even if that means their potential is different from their peers).  Tiffany met with David Bonner, head of Apogee School for the Gifted and the two quickly realized the complete alignment of their visions of creating programs that allow children to reach THEIR fullest potential in a respectful and creative environment.  Tiffany also enlisted the help of longtime friend, Kristine Barnett, Author of The Spark, so that Kristine could train Tiffany on The Spark Method.  As you can see in this interview, Kristine's method of teaching involves finding each child's spark or passion or strengths and using that to guide their learning.  Untapped Preschool/Pre-K was designed and created with the idea of finding each child's spark and giving them the opportunity to UNTAP and maximize THEIR potential. 

"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid."    -Albert Einstein 

Phone: 317-753-6962  |   Email: tiffany.fritz@outlook.com  |  For more information - click header to be taken to our website

Artist:

Mary Jo DeMyer: is a multimedia artist who is a graduate of Kansas City Art Institute. She was commissioned by the Nature Conservancy of Indiana to create a permanent installation for their donor wall. Mary Jo has had shows at Clowes Memorial Hall, Domont Studio Gallery, Big Hat Books & Art, and at her own house. Presently she operates Yonder Studio, an art, performance, and teaching space, in Indianapolis. She prides herself in that her house and yard are an ever developing art environment, and she enjoys bringing art to people in an unexpected place. If you would like information about upcoming events please send an email to mjdemyer@me.com. 

Deborah Kolp: Deborah Kolp is an Indiana native who specializes in oils, acrylics, and works in mixed media. She earned her AFA at Watkins College of Art in Tennessee, and after having three children, returned to college to work toward a BFA. The challenges of being a non-traditional student included relocations, resulting in attending multiple universities. During this time, Kolp wrote art curriculum and taught at private non-profits for children in high-risk populations. She now offers classes at the Art Lab in the Carmel Arts District and private lessons at her studio in the Meridian-Kessler area, and is working toward an MFA.

Kolp is a highly diversified instructor, having taught adults and children while producing her own body of work. Her later-in-life pursuit of creative passion has made her particularly sensitive to women who want to explore their own unique expression through art. She has lead art retreats and workshops designed to develop intuitive inclinations and build skills.

Deborah’s are has been published in the Middle Tennessee State art catalog and St. Anthony Messenger magazine, and has sole at the Art for Healing auction in Chattanooga, TN. Her collectors include churches throughout the Southeast and Indianapolis, therapists’ offices, and private clients. She has shown in multiple art studios and galleries in Nashville and Indianapolis.

For information on hosting an Art Retreat or setting up a class email Deborah at debbiekolp64@gmail.com or click header to be taken to our website)

Yoga/Movement Therapy:

Barbara Kennedy/Yogaworx: Welcome to YOGAworx with Barbara Kennedy! Barbara Kennedy is a life-long teacher with a B.A and M.A. in music education. She was a public school teacher and accomplished musician when she discovered yoga and meditation in 1985.

After a 3-year intense study program at the prestigious Himalayan Institute in Pennsylvania, Barbara received her Yoga Teaching Certification. A diligent, curious student, Barbara attended the institute’s extensive seminars in holistic health, including homeopathy and Ayurveda. During her residency she taught yoga, breathing and relaxation classes, and assisted in teacher training seminars.

Barbara started YOGAworx in 1995, upon her return to Indianapolis and has been sharing her techniques of yoga and meditation in classes throughout the Northeast side of the city.  Her personable, spiritually-charged approach has made her a sought-after instructor, developing long term associations with such local entities as DOW Agrosciences, and MSD Washington Township. She has been featured in the Indianapolis Star, the Indianapolis Business Journal, and Indianapolis Monthly.

This certification requires 2 years of yoga study before applying for the program, an established meditation practice, courses in anatomy, philosophy, and psychology, meditation, diet and nutrition, and passing written and oral exams. (For more information - click header to be taken to our website)

Heidi Fledderjohn MA, BC-DMT, RYT: Living well is an inside job.  Heidi is a Board Certified Dance/movement Therapist, experienced, registered yoga teacher and meditation teacher with nearly 25  years of experience supporting peoples’ desire to learn deeply, grow and feel good. In her clinical practice, Heidi weaving together meditation, movement, and play to foster experiences of physical, psychological and relational change. Her commitment to wonder, courage, compassion provide a safe and potent system for others to explore, make and stabilize change. Heidi’s creativity has been sought after by such luminary establishments as Outward Bound Professional with Harvard Business School, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Aetna Health NYC in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, the Christian Theological Seminary and the San Diego School system. She maintains a private practice in Indianapolis and has supervised master level creative arts therapy students and PhD candidates all over the country. Heidi is a TEDX presenter and taught at the prestigious TEDActive conference in 2013. She is a published author in the field of Dance/movement Therapy. Heidi generates a solid, soulful, and vibrant method for approaching life, change and the self. (For more information - click header to be taken to our website)

Hernly Family Karate: We study Shorei Goju Ryu, an American blend of styles based in Okinawan karate. Our classes are for students 5 and older, including adults. Hernly Family Karate offers before- and after-school programs, private & small group lessons, seminars and workshops, as well as our regular classes. Contact us for more information: 317-253-3849 / hfamilykarate@gmail.com. Or, if are ready to commit, register at: afterschoolhq.com/hernlyfamilykarate/ (For more information - click header to be taken to our Facebook page)

Commissary:

Backyard BBQ LLC/Murray Brooks: Our mission is to share good home grilling with Indy. Trust us we know it's hard to find good BBQ now-a-days that taste just like home. That's why we chose to open up our very own food truck and share what we believe to be the best BBQ in indy. For information on having us cater your next event contact Murray Brooks (317)413-8874 / backyardbbqindy@gmail.com.

(For more information about where our food truck is today - click header to be taken to our Facebook page)

Gaucho’s Fire Brazilian Food Truck: Gauchos Fire LLC, is a company based in Indianapolis, Indiana created to bring the Brazilian flavors, culture, and tradition to the Hoosier Heartland.

Gauchos Food truck is the dream and realization of two immigrants: Rogerio Tregnago (from Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil) and his wife Ruby Tregnago (from Bogota, Colombia).  Rogerio loves to share his gaucho traditions and his love for a good piece of beef (churrasco). Rogerio has lived in Indianapolis for more than 10 years and he has brought his experience from the restaurant business to his mobile cuisine where he can delight people with some of the most popular Brazilian specialties. 
With its mission and its commitment to share the Brazilian culture, Gauchos Fire has been nominated as one of the best food trucks in Indiana and one of the top ten trucks in the country. For catering information contact (317)319-8625.

(For more information about our menu or where our food truck is today - click header to be taken to our website)