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210 E 34th St. Indianapolis, IN 46205

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Get to Know Us

Get to Know Phillips temple CME Church

We honor God in our worship and service.

Coming to a new place can be intimidating. You may not know anybody, where to go once you’re here, or even how to get here in the first place. We want to make it a little easier to find your way around and get connected by answering some of the questions that you may have before you come.

What to Expect

We invite you to experience Phillips Temple Church in person. We know that looking for a new church can be intimidating, so whether you’ve grown up in church, never been to church, or are coming back to church, our desire is that you feel welcomed and accepted. We look forward to meeting you and your family.



Our Denomination

The Christian Methodist Episcopal* Church, known as the CME Church, has grown to be a major Christian denomination with more than 650,000 members throughout the continental US and Alaska, as well as missions in Nigeria, Ghana, Haiti, and Jamaica. It is inclusive in its membership, welcoming all persons without regard to race, color, national origin or economic condition. The CME Church was organized December 16, 1870 as the Colored Methodist Episcopal Church in America. In May 1954, the name was changed to the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. The CME church was organized by former slaves who had been members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, but who upon their freedom, requested their own separate and independent religious organization. Consequently, the CME church is the only historically independent black Methodist body organized with the full cooperation, support, ecclesiastical, and legal authority of the white denomination out of which it came.

Mission & VIsion

Our Mission

The mission of Phillips Temple C.M.E. Church is to share the saving grace of God and the love of Jesus Christ to all people.

Our Vision

The vision of Phillips Temple C.M.E. Church is to be a living church that is financially secure, with adequate facilities to meet the social, economical, emotional, and educational needs of people of all ages by equipping them to obtain spiritual maturity through the word of God.

“Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.”

Proverbs 27:17 (KJV)

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