We are a welcoming, mid-size, Bible-based congregation within the Disciples of Christ denomination. Hazelwood ministers to all who seek to follow Christ and his teachings through personal understanding of the Scriptures. We value fellowship, diversity, inclusiveness, and we strive for spiritual growth by the leading of the Holy Spirit. The Lord’s Supper, or Communion, is celebrated in weekly worship. It is open to all who are followers of Jesus Christ. The practice of Holy Communion has become the central element of worship within the Disciples tradition.

Disciples’ observance of the Lord’s Supper echoes the Passover feast, when Jesus shared bread and wine with his disciples on the eve of his crucifixion. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, the living Christ is met and received in the sharing of the bread and the cup, representative of the body and blood of Jesus. The presence of the living Lord is affirmed and he is proclaimed to be the dominant power in our lives. (For those with food allergies, we offer special wafers in a sealed bag.)

We offer a blended worship service (a combination of our Traditional Worship &  Celebrate! Worship) at 10 a.m., in the Sanctuary, on Sunday mornings.

Other regular events include: Friday Men’s Prayer Lunch; weekly prayer/study groups/house meetings; monthly women’s fellowship groups; sanctuary choir; children’s choir; handbell choir; women’s organization; youth groups; hospital/nursing home/shut-in visitation; elementary/middle school/high school youth groups; many local groups and agencies utilizing our facilities.

Our mission: “As members of the body of Christ, we at Hazelwood are called to share God’s love by introducing individuals to Christ, and nurturing personal spiritual growth for Christ’s mission.”

Our Motto: Our B.E.S.T. for Christ:

Bringing people to Christ; Equipping people in faith; Sending people in mission; T (the cross of Christ)

We are active in the community, both by actively working, and through direct financial support ~ Christian Ministries; Habitat for Humanity; Muncie Mission; M.O.M.S.; Buley Center; A Better Way; Coats vs. Cold; Children’s Clothing Bank; providing food and toys to local families in the community at Christmas; C.R.O.P. Walk; Comprehensive Mental Health; Walk-A-Mile in My Shoes; packing lunches for the homeless; Shivembe School – Kenya; Strength is Our Refuge community-based orphan care necessitated by AIDS – Kenya; annual Mission Trips; Christmas in July; and more.

Our Staff Members:

  • Rev. Jason Jones, Senior Minister
  • Rev. James Petty, Associate Minister/Director of Youth
  • Angela Lopez, Hazelwood Christian Preschool Director
  • Stefanie Petty, Administrative Assistant
  • Sally Geib, Director of Choirs
  • Marianna Gill, Worship Coordinator and Praise Band Director
  • John Burke, Property Manager
  • Rhea Morgan, Bookkeeper
  • Lori Rhoden, Organist

Church Leadership:

  • Board Moderator, Amy Stucky
  • Vice Moderator, TBD
  • Treasurer, Woody Wantz
  • Board Secretary, Mary Ann Matchett
  • At-Large Members, Kathy Clary, Marcia Miller, & John Starnes
  • Trustees Chair, Ron Smith
  • Elders Chair, Bob Weller
  • Deacons Chair, Bill Moser
  • Missions & Benevolence Chair, Shirley Bookout
  • Worship, Amy Stucky
  • Ministerial Relations Chair, Wendy Rees
  • Personnel Chair, Glen Sulanke
  • Stewardship Chair, Tony Gill
  • Christian Life Chair, Ann Wolfe