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Kokomo’s Faith UMC Introduces Adult VBS amid relief efforts

Kokomo (INUMC) — In its efforts to become a more “elder-focused” congregation, Faith United Methodist Church in Kokomo is making significant renovations.  “We have lowered the pulpit, getting rid of the stairs, to make it easier for people to access the podium and play an active role in ...

Otterbein and Centenary UMCs Host Ecumenical Prayer Vigil at Courthouse

On Monday, July 11, Otterbein UMC (Rev. Seth Neckers and Pastoral Intern Erica Ridderman) and Centenary UMC (Rev. Anthony Stone) joined with local clergy and law enforcement officers from Boone County for an ecumenical prayer vigil on the steps of the Boone County Courthouse. More than 125...

Bishop Mike Coyner Celebrates Thompson's Chapel UMC's 200th Anniversary

Bishop Mike Coyner had the pleasure of worshipping with the congregation of Thompson’s Chapel United Methodist Church on Sunday, April 24, in Harrison County, Indiana, as they reigned in their 200th anniversary of being a chartered United Methodist parish. Bishop Coyner presented pastor ...

Impromptu Rally Brings Community Together in Prayer

About a month ago, a mother and her 4 year-old son were killed in their home in Zionsville, Ind. Two weeks after this tragic event, a family walked along the sidewalk outside of Otterbein UMC where they noticed something out of place on the sidewalk. A further look confirmed an array of ...

Every Item Free Garage Sale

For the 8th year, we have provided the space, labor and collection of items to be able to give mainly clothes out for the beginning of the school year.  This one was the biggest yet.  We used all the "new" and all the "old” tables the church had plus two tables borrowed and three racks. ...

Fwd: Jesus in Greencastle

--------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Bryan Langdoc  Date: Thursday, August 27, 2015 Subject: Jesus in Greencastle To: Bishop Michael Coyner   Bishop Mike, I just wanted to share an incredible story. As you may know, Gobin Memorial was the target of vandalism two weeks ago, along ...

Lebanon Otterbein celebrates growth of VBS program

Lebanon Otterbein celebrates growth of VBS program

"Let the little children come unto me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these." - Jesus, Luke 18:16 Three years ago, we had six kids (most of whom were our grandchildren) attend a one-day Vacation Bible School program here at Otterbein UMC in Lebanon. ...

Star City church joins with community foundation on playground

Star City church joins with community foundation on playground

Thanks to the Pulaski County Community Foundation and Star City United Methodist Church, the playground in the center of Star City is getting a new life. This past fall, Star City UMC received a grant to refurbish the playground. After a community meeting to get ideas, the first workday ...

Following in the family tradition

My father, who is a retired pastor in the Korean Methodist Church, and my step-mother came to visit me for 3 weeks last month. As my father is going to be 89 this summer and I haven’t seen them for 8 years, I invited them to spend some time together with me. I hoped to have them for my ...

Royal Center United Methodist Church, Northwest District

Royal Center United Methodist Church, Northwest District

Every Wednesday, we have a free meal and worship service called "Re-Center." Our goal is to build authentic community as we share food, fellowship and worship together. We strive to make it family-friendly, putting paper down on the tables for coloring pictures having to do with the theme ...

Arlington practices "Eggtravagant Generosity"

Arlington practices

During the season of Lent the people at Arlington practiced "Eggtravagant Generosity" Plastic eggs with a piece of candy inside were made available and people were asked to take them home to return them full of money by Easter Sunday. As a result the congregation raised $600 which was ...

God said 'build a new one'

God said 'build a new one'

OTTERBEIN UMC – The Tuesday morning men's group was formed a few years ago, because we wanted to be hands and feet of God. It came to our attention that Roy and Sherry, who are long-time members in our church were struggling. Roy had a stroke a few years ago and they lived in a 3-story ...

Community serves those serving the community

Community serves those serving the community

On Saturday, April 25, Maple Hill opened its doors to Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Dept. first and second shifts. They were treated to a home cooked meal in appreciation for what they do for us. 28 officers were present for Roll Call. The parking lot (25 spaces) was full of patrol ...

Reaching out – with clean laundry

Reaching out – with clean laundry

Petroleum United Methodist Church, located just off Highway 1 in Petroleum, Ind., has been a visible part of its community since 1917. Last year saw the congregation seeking new ways to reach out to their neighbors through the Fruitful Congregation Journey. Having faced many challenges of ...

Rural Fairmount church holds Easter Egg VBS

Rural Fairmount church holds Easter Egg VBS

It is more than an Easter egg hunt with the Easter Story, crafts, food and fun on Holy Saturday at Grant UMC. Church and grounds overflow for the afternoon as children go more than collect candy and eggs... they learn about the Savior. Children are given information and invited to Kid's ...

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