Yesterday I preached at Blue Grass UMC (outside of Evansville) and helped to consecrate their beautiful new worship center. Blue Grass was a small country church with a long history dating back to the early 1800's, but in recent years it has grown into what many church consultants would call a "regional rural" church. With the opening of the new worship center, they are now averaging nearly 600 in attendance! --More--
ANDERSON, Ind. – The Fifth Street United Methodist Church in Anderson gives witness to this week’s Glory Sighting saying: “Our small congregation has so opened its heart to the neighborhood, an economically challenged area. Though we only have a little more than 30 members in worship attendance, we serve more than 57 families totaling more than 200 residents each month through our weekly food pantry. And it is all laity! We’re so proud of the way our congregation has owned this ministry.
PIERCETON, Ind. – There were three youth from the Pierceton United Methodist Church in the North Central District participating in a three-church confirmation class this past year. Two of the youth made such good friends with classmates from one of the other churches that they all meet together once a month. All three youth have since been baptized or confirmed and received into the church as members. Pierceton UMC has seen them grow into children of God more and more. They are now telling where they saw God work in their lives during the week. They are asking for prayer for friends and family. They are encouraging one another. The students who graduated last spring are in contact with our youth encouraging them and helping them to relate to God in a way they are better able to understand. What joy to see their growth.