2015 is the year that Northwood Christian Church added the unofficial title of "Northwood 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 four independent artist studios, a yoga studio, an AA group and now Apogee School for the Gifted & HOMEschool Away from HOME. 2016 also brought the offices of Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Association to call Northwood home.

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 events)

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:

Church's

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)

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)

Saints Fellowship Worship Center: Pastor Earvin Owensby - Services are Sunday evenings 6-8pm in Fellowship Hall.

Groups:

Overeaters Annonymous (OA): OA meets Thursdays at 6:00pm. No matter what your problem with food -- compulsive overeating, under-eating, food addiction, anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, or overexercising -- we have a solution. Our primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors and to carry the message of recovery through the Twelve Steps of OA to those who still suffer.

Overeaters Anonymous is a Fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength, and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating.  

There are no dues or fees for members; we are self-supporting through our own contributions, neither soliciting nor accepting outside donations.  OA is not affiliated with any public or private organization, political movement, ideology, or religious doctrine; we take no position on outside issues.

We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. (For more information contact Leslie 317-381-1820 or - click header to be taken to our website)

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

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)

Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Association: From 38th to Kessler Boulevard and Meridian Street to the Monon Trail. We are a community of residents (younger & older), homes (from multi-unit to mansions and everything in between), local businesses (larger & smaller, established & emerging), schools (public and private) and a variety of faith based communities. In the heart of Midtown Indianapolis. (For more information - click header to be taken to our website)

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

HOMEschool Away from HOME: On the surface, most schools look alike—buildings, personnel, curriculum, and budgets. The A.C.E. program we offer is different. For over 40 years, it has been the trendsetter in Biblical educational reform. Its philosophy is built on basic principles of the Word of God. Students are taught to see life from God’s point of view, to take responsibility for their own learning, and to walk in Godly wisdom and character. For more information on our curriculum visit schooloftomorrow.com. Class schedule is Monday-Friday 8:15a-3:15p. We are currently enrolling 1st-12th grade. For enrollment information contact Agnes Gee at 317-366-5737.

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.

Sharon Marcano/Intuitive Creativity: I offer painting on a commission basis as well as paint parties at your home/location. I use acrylic which is a water base paint.  If interested I can be contacted via email or phone. srmarcano@gmail.com or 317-263-1860.  

Yoga:

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)

Commissary:

Backyard BBQ LLC/Murray Brooks: More info coming soon!

Totsie's Taste of Soul/Venesa Daniels: Food Truck vendor - We are always looking for ways to serve food and willing to pull up to any business or event and serve your employees. Looking to keep your employees fed but don't want them leaving the premises or just want to make getting a meal more convenient give as a call and we'll discuss how we can help. Contact us today at 317-441-3725 or totsiestasteofsoul@yahoo.com (For more information - click header to be taken to our facebook page)

Farm To Product/Anna Powell: Our focus is utilizing locally grown produce to create delicious take home treats. Our menu is almost entirely vegan & vegetarian and consists of international influences and down home favorites. We are located at the Broad Ripple Farmers market every Saturday from May to October, rain or shine!  We also specialize in private chef services, catering, and cooking classes. I can be reached at 317-698-0712 or by email at annanpowell@yahoo.com. (For more information - click header to be taken to our facebook page)

M&M International Kitchen/Mercy Sampson: "Sharing Love, By Connecting Nations Through Hospitality" is my motto. I offer what I term as a food ministry and specialize in catering events that are not-for-profit. In addition to my food ministry I am Founder/Servant of Divine Helpers Diversity Network. For more information or to find out how I can help you with your next event me via email or phone. divinehelpersnetwork@gmail.com or 517-505-0111. (For more information - click header to be taken to our website)

Somethin' Sweet/Keme Henderson: Greetings! My name is Keme Henderson and I was born and raised in Indianapolis. I developed my passion for baking while sitting for hours and watching my Godmother, Rosie Nell Wilson, bake. Soon I began experimenting with my own recipes. My two favorite things to make were cookies and cheesecakes.

After receiving my Masters in social work and many years of family and friends encouraging me to sell my baked goods, it would take a good friend to convince me to go into business. So in May of 2011, with my family, friends and supporters alongside, I became an entrepreneur doing what I love to do, baking "Somethin' Sweet". Somethin' Sweet provides a wide assortment of gourmet cookies, cookie cupcakes, cheesecakes, and cheesecake cupcakes. I have taken some of your favorite cookies, cakes, and pie flavors and put them into cookies or cheesecakes. While I remain the head confectioner and operator, my family and friends work close by assisting me with large events and deliveries. After more than five years of business,  Somethin' Sweet is the sweet love of my life. (For more information - click header to be taken to our website)

Soul Sista On The Move/Tressie Maxwell: Food Truck/Caterer specializing in Soul Food.  I can be found roaming the streets bringing soul food to the streets! Hot, good & fresh! Invite me to your next event: lunch, festivals, concerts or fundraisers! For booking info contact me at 317-557-0988 or 317-658-8903 orwww.facebook.com/soulsistaonthemove/. (For more information - click header to be taken to our facebook page)

Talkin' Turkey LLC/Khadijah Shareef: Food Truck/Caterer serving up "Real" Cajun Cooking, we specialize in fixing all your favorite Cajun and Creole Cuisine. We don't stop there! We can customize a menu for any event. For more information contact me at 317-809-3427 or talkinturkey317@gmail.com. (For more information - click header to be taken to our facebook page)