Karitos INDY '16 - RELEASE

posted Mar 1, 2016, 1:20 PM by Susannah Francis

Only $50/person through April 15th
Group & Volunteer Rates also available


Karitos INDY '15 is "Perfect in One"

posted Mar 6, 2015, 5:25 AM by Susannah Francis

Friday, May 1 @ 7-9 pm
Opening Worship & Arts Ministry Service
Saturday, May 2 @ 9 am-9 pm
Worship, Fellowship, Workshops, Seder Service
Closing Worship & Arts Ministry Service

Perfect in One:
"I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
 ~ John 17:22-23

Come together with dancers, singers, visual artists, writers, actors, musicians...HIS ARTISTS

Join us in a journey together as we
SANCTIFY through His Truth
UNIFY in One  
GLORIFY our Heavenly Father

 Consider others that you know who would be blessed by this awesome day of worship, teaching, fellowship and creative breakthroughs!

Forward this email or join our Facebook Page and share it with your family and friends!

Registration is now open!!
We have many of the same awesome faculty members returning again this year. Plus, we have expanded our team into new areas, such as guitar, cartooning, spoken word and signing! Visit our website at to see bios and new information for this year!

Make sure to join our Facebook page for current updates and exciting news as it happens!

Questions? Contact for more information.

We ask for your prayers. If you would like know more about the Prayer Team for Karitos INDY, please contact

Top & middle photos by Kari Clark of KC3 Art&Design; bottom photo by Nicole Jonas

Karitos INDY '14 - Save the Date!

posted Feb 20, 2014, 8:49 AM by Susannah Francis   [ updated Mar 4, 2014, 7:07 AM ]

Karitos INDY '14

Worship & Arts Conference

Saturday, May 3rd

"Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.
 ~ John 14:12


The Lord has "greater things" for our community and He wants to use us, His artists!  

Join us around His Throne this May as we

SEEK His face in worship       EXPLORE our gifts  
DEVELOP our talents

 Consider others that you know who would be blessed by this awesome day of worship, teaching, fellowship and creative breakthroughs! Save this photo (right-click) and share it with your family and friends!


Planning is now underway!

Do you want to be part of the "greater things" that God is doing in Indianapolis through the arts? Join us to hear about the vision for Karitos INDY '14 and how you might be a part of this year's event. Together we can make this a great experience for all!

Karitos INDY Info Meeting
Monday, Feb. 24th @ 7pm
Ella's Frozen Yogurt
8028 S. Emerson Ave., Suite W - Indy 46237
RSVP by Feb. 23rd at

We ask for your prayers. If you would like know more about the Prayer Team for Karitos INDY, please contact If you are interested in knowing more about Karitos INDY, please visit for interview videos with faculty, schedules, testimonies, faculty bios and full workshop descriptions from last year's event.

Karitos INDY ' 13 - May 4th

posted Mar 17, 2013, 10:40 AM by Susannah Francis   [ updated Mar 23, 2013, 5:56 PM ]

Website w/ Online Registration Opening Soon!

Faculty Bios
(as of March 22nd)


Rev. Bob Hay has been involved with music and the arts in various capacities since the early 1970’s. He background includes extensive experience as a concert promoter as well as stints as a manager and agent. Using the arts in evangelism he has seen thousands of souls come to Christ. His passion is to see a restoration of 2 Chronicles 20 with musicians taking their place at the front of the Army of God.


Rev. Courtney Hay has known from an early age that her life would revolve around music. She served on the music faculty at YWAM’s North American Performing Arts Base in Cambridge, Ontario. For fifteen years she was part of the worship team for the Christian Celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem. A multi-instrumentalist, she was a featured soloist on Paul Wilbur’s Hosanna-Integrity CD, Jerusalem Arise. She is a Vice President of the Karitos Worship & Arts Conference.


Maura Hoagland has received extensive ballet and modern training in dance companies of Boston, MA and Louisville, KY. Maura was the founding Coordinator of the Christian Dance Fellowship of New England and Dance Immanuel, an interdenominational dance ministry. She and her husband Phillip are ordained ministers and founders of Adveniat Regnum Tuum Ministries in KY. Currently Maura teaches various forms of dance within the Kentuckian homeschooling community.

Phillip Hoagland
 has an A.B. Cum Laude in Thas an A.B. Cum Laude in Theatre and English from Wabash College, and an M.A.T. from University of Louisville. He has taught Theatre Arts in Louisville for 18 years, and his theatrical experience encompasses almost every aspect of production.

Catherine Howie has been singing and writing, mostly about the simple, ordinary stuff of life, since she was very little.  Her living room was often a Broadway stage or a concert hall on which she directed her brothers and sister in impromptu (mostly audience-less!) productions. Now that she’s (almost) grown up she directs Halcyon Arts, a department of A. C. T., Intl based in Nashville, TN.  Catherine is an active blogger, fiber and paper artist, a photographer, and a student of creativity (  She and Tomas, her husband of 29 years, share their home in Fishers, Indiana with the cutest Border Collie in the world, Lizzie, and are parents of two grown sons.

Evelyn Johnson was born and raised on the East side of Indianapolis and is a member of Downey Avenue Christian Church in Irvington, where she sings in the choir and as a soloist. She holds a Master of Music degree in Voice from Indiana University and has completed apprenticeships with regional opera companies. Evelyn was a semi-finalist in the Bel Canto Foundation Italian Opera Competition in Chicago and has performed frequently with the Indianapolis Opera and as soprano soloist for various local venues and concerts throughout the years. She currently sits on the board of directors for Harmonie Opera Club in Indianapolis. She teaches private voice in addition to working part-time as a financial assistant for Christ Church Cathedral here in Indianapolis. Evelyn is married and has two children.

Indy Voice Studio:

As a Choreographer, Artistic Director, Producer, Tiffany Johnson is Founder and Director of The Sacred Dance Institute, engages in several local productions and enjoys a large repertoire of original works performed by Companies and groups under her Artistic Direction. Through this calling, Tiffany has been blessed to serve and see many grow deeper in their Relationship with God, their Calling in Christ and operate in the Power of the Holy Spirit. With notable service in the Indianapolis community, she is also often requested for guest lecturing, motivational speaking, creative consulting and mentoring.

Sacred Dance Institute:

Charl'z L. Kay is the Vice President of Performing Arts with Into God Network (N2G), specializing in Vocal Performance, Theatre, and Pantomime. Desiring to see other Christian artists hone their craft properly, Charl'z is currently turning his talents outward as a Vocal and Theatre Coach. “I don't believe that the Art of Worship should ever overshadow the Heart of Worship. It's our responsibility to stay mindful of this, and I try to instill this mindset into all of my students." Charl'z is a member of The House That Love Built, where he sings on the worship team and serves as an Elder.

Pastor Cory Ratliff serves as the Assistant Liaison to Harry Stackhouse, senior Pastor of the Sign of the Dove ministries. He has ministered globally from the pulpit as well as the classroom teaching the mysteries of God to young and mature Christians. He has a strong passion for young people to see them grow into the fullness of Christ. He has extensive experience in conducting choirs and coaching soloist. He has been a speaker at many workshops and conferences on worship. Pastor Cory is also a choreographer and stage director. He has produced several original productions for the church that encourage the body of Christ. He is also noted as a lyricist, composer and recording artist in praise and worship with two CD’s to his credit entitled “Let Your Glory Return to this Temple” and newly released “Fruit of My Lips”.


Joelson “Joey” Santos has a vision for developing leaders and seeing the Body of Christ reach its full potential, possessing a deep desire to pass on what God has given him through his experiences and by prayer and study. As of May of 2007, he works full time for Mount Pleasant Christian Church as Worship Programming and Communications Pastor He oversees the media and productions of each service and on a daily basis manage the communication department, which involves all church database, websites, marketing and publications.

LeAnzar Stockley is the founder of Into God Network and serves as the Worship Leader at Covenant Life Worship Center and The Caring Place God’s Way Ministries both in Illinois. Holding an Associate’s Degree of Worship Arts, Pastor LeAnzar serves nationally and internationally as spirit-filled worship consultant, worship leader, and workshop clinician and worship missionary. Pastor LeAnzar also holds a Degree in Psychology & Christian Counseling along with an Advanced Diploma in Biblical Counseling. He is a published author and the Department Head of the Worship & Vocal Track for the Karitos Worship & Arts Conference.

Into God Network (N2G Network):

Karitos '13 Is Coming...

posted Oct 27, 2012, 6:51 PM by Susannah Francis   [ updated Jan 29, 2013, 8:43 PM ]

"I have been wanting to see what happens when people operate in their passion, and from Saturday I can see Karitos happens!!!"

Above is a quote from an attendee of the first Karitos Indy that was held this past May. Over 40 people crammed into the small office space that our friend had shared with us for the event. They each were worshiping God and learning more about the gifts that God had given them.  You can read the entire article from that event for the details, and you will see that in one word it was "AWESOME". The presence of God was evident to the attendees and faculty. And all were filled with a taste of Karitos. Success.

Over 20 people from the Indy area then traveled to Chicago in July to take part in the larger event, Karitos. It offered over 130 workshops in the areas of dance, film, theatre, signing, visual arts, worship, vocal and more.  The worship was extravagant and the teaching by the first-time keynote speaker, Matt Tommey, was life-changing.  So many of our companions had amazing experiences with the Lord - Looking Back at Karitos ‘12.  We came away still saying, "sure, we had over 20 people from Indy, but so many more need to know about this amazing conference!"  So, here we go again...Karitos Indy '13. 

With the blessing of the Karitos leadership, the next Karitos Indy will be in May with the location to be determined. We believe this event will be another "awesome" with perhaps a few "amazing" and "glorious" thrown in. God is opening so many doors and He is setting the stage for Indianapolis to build it's artist community. We are now searching for those that have a heart to join us!  On Thursday, November 15th we will hold our first meeting for those that want to be a part of this new ministry to the community. It will be simple to participate. You just need to make a phone call and let God take of the rest. Below are the details to join our call from 7-9 pm. You may join us at any time. We hope to "see" you there!

NEXT Indy Karitos '13 Planning Meeting

Tuesday, March 12th
Meet in person at 6-8 PM

Southport Church of the Nazarene
920 E. Southport Rd.
Indianapolis, IN 46227

For more details, please contact

Artist Connection - Dinner & a Play

posted Oct 13, 2012, 8:46 AM by Susannah Francis   [ updated Oct 13, 2012, 8:54 AM ]

Meet us at Aunt Judy's Country Kitchen for a great dinner & fellowship with other area artists and then attend CYT's "Tom Sawyer". 

Great event for kids to join too! 

RSVP through MEETUP or FACEBOOK or email

and then purchase your tickets separately (info below)


Mark Twain's classic story comes to exuberant musical life in this Broadway adaptation of America's favorite book. The Adventures Of Tom Sawyer is the irresistible story of a fourteen-year-old boy growing up in the heartland of America. This Broadway musical version of Mark Twain's immortal novel is set in 1840 in St. Petersburg, Missouri, a bustling town on the banks of the Mississippi River. In the course of the story, Tom matches wits with his stern Aunt Polly, falls in love with the beautiful, feisty Becky Thatcher, and goes on the adventure of his life with Becky and that irresistible renegade, Huckleberry Finn. Along the way we meet a terrifying villain named Injun Joe, Tom's bratty half-brother Sid, and all the other boys and girls in the village - providing one scene-stealing children's role after the other.


$11 - Individual Online

$13 - At-the-Door Price

$9 - Group Discount (10 ticket minimum)

$9 - Child Discount (Age Limit: 19)

$9 - Student Discount (ID Required)

$9 - Senior Discount (Age Minimum: 65)

Purchase tix at

Watch a Movie at Heartland Film Festival

posted Sep 27, 2012, 8:24 AM by Susannah Francis

1heart Arts is excited to participate in the 2012 Heartland Film Festival $2BACK Program, which gives us $2 back for every ticket purchased online! 

The wonderful film The Assignment is one of the many films that Heartland Film Festival has to offer this year!  Just use the promo code 1heartArts when purchasing your tickets for any of the films. 

Click on any of the pics below to learn more!

Yankee Candles are Back!

posted Sep 25, 2012, 11:22 AM by Susannah Francis   [ updated Oct 18, 2012, 11:08 AM by Susannah Francis ]

Yankee Candles Are Back Through November 7th!

Please support 1heart Arts Ministries by purchasing these high-quality, brand-name products, which everyone loves, friends and family alike! It is the best-selling catalogs used in fundraising!

Yankee Candle products make excellent gifts for any occasion, including Holidays, Birthdays, Anniversaries and Housewarmings. The complete catalog may be viewed online by out-of-towners at: and orders may be submitted by using form below. Please be aware that you will be responsible for pick-up.

Important Dates!
Sale ends – November 7th at 12 Noon
Delivery by December 15th at 5pm

Thank you for your support!! 


PLUS….even help us in selling them!  We have plenty of catalogs available for you to share at work, church, school, club meetings and/or family gatherings. Please contact and she will provide you with what you need to get started!!

Place your online order here!

Yankee Candles Online Ordering Form

Artist Connection - PAINTING!

posted Sep 11, 2012, 8:22 AM by Susannah Francis   [ updated Sep 11, 2012, 8:58 AM ]

Friday, October 12 @ 6-8pm
1211 N. Madison Avenue
Greenwood, IN 46142

Join other area artists for a fun night of painting and pottery.  Flex those artistic muscles while getting to know other awesome local artists like yourself.  Family and friends are welcome. Please RSVP so we know how much of a space to reserve, but don't NOT come because you didn't RVSP. We also can make room for more!


It's as easy as:

  1. Pick a piece of pottery from our shelves
  2. Design, Decorate, Doodle-let your imagination take you away!
  3. In just 7-10 days, pieces will be glazed, fired, and ready to pick up!

What it Costs

Pieces range from $6 to $70.
There is an additional studio fee that is 50% of the price of your piece. The studio fee includes using our paints, paint brushes, stamps, stencils, idea books, glazing and firing.

Directions to You Are The Potter

1211 N. Madison Avenue
Greenwood, IN 46142
Click here to get driving directions to You Are The Potter

Conveniently located between Fry Road and County Line Road in Greenwood, Indiana. They are east of Greenwood Park Mall (across Madison) in the Madison on the Mall Complex in front of the old Gold's Gym.

FHL Week 2012 Video Coverage

posted Aug 12, 2012, 12:00 PM by Susannah Francis   [ updated Aug 12, 2012, 12:00 PM ]

Faith Hope & Love Week brings together churches, ministries, communities, businesses, government, schools, media and more for a week full of service to the community.  This year, 1heart Arts lead the Media Team to provide video of the 50 plus projects in Central Indiana that were part of the 8th Annual FHL Week. Enjoy these video highlights of a fantastic week of service!

Day 1 - Prayer Celebration at Monument Circle

Days 2  & 3 - Youth cleaning up the community, Vehicle donation & New "Storehouse Pantry" launching on southside Indianapolis

Day 4 - Partnership with several businesses and ministries for a celebration at a westside Indianapolis apartment community

Day 5 - The Ignite Concert Series in Martinsville that offered a variety of musical styles with a great message of hope

Days 6 & 7 - Special Olympics in Greenwood & Gift baskets distributed to westside fire stations

Other special topic coverage:
Follow-up to "This is Hope" home repair project on southside of Indianapolis
(also highlights "Strings With Wings" guitar ministry)

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