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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 ...

University of Evansville team travels to Mission Guatemala

University of Evansville team travels to Mission Guatemala

This past week, Mission Guatemala welcomed a group of students and faculty from the University of Evansville to Guatemala. The group made the trip as part of a multi-disciplinary program offered by the University that combines students and faculty members from various departments including...

Free weddings show church's love

Free weddings show church's love

ELKHART, Ind. (UMNS) – Trinity United Methodist Church offered free weddings on Valentine's Day for couples who wanted to celebrate in style but couldn't afford a big wedding. "We remind them that we want their wedding to be a day to remember. But the most important thing for us as a ...

Park to serve community

The summer of 2014, Bethel UMC in Huntington, Ind., dedicated a portion of its property for use as a community park. The park located at Riverside and Allen streets is part of the church's expanding community outreach program. The church acquired an adjacent lot and turned it into the park...

Joining together for Kids Against Hunger

Joining together for Kids Against Hunger

192 people from 12 churches and community groups gathered in Unity Chapel's Community Life Center to package just over 55,000 meals for Kids Against Hunger Saturday, Jan. 24. This is the fourth year Unity Chapel has planned and hosted this community event. It grows each year and plans are ...

Jacob Finger connects with community

Jacob Finger UMC recently held a “Connect” event at the local Legion with a jazz trio for community and church member to join together. It was a great event for all. Two of the guests entering the Legion and headed to the bar, saw a sign for “free music” and stopped by to see what was ...

A Loaves and Fishes story from Broad Ripple UMC

A Loaves and Fishes story from Broad Ripple UMC

“Abundance on top of abundance on top of abundance!” wrote Rev. Brent Wright, pastor of Broad Ripple UMC in Indianapolis. “Just when I thought I had seen God’s miracle happen, God kept going! It’s loaves and fishes, one relationship at a time, in Broad Ripple.” He continued: As we’re ...

Judyville church supplies gifts

Judyville church supplies gifts

Judyville United Methodist Church does a toy giveaway at Christmas so that no child in Warren County will go without toys at Christmas. This year, we helped 280 children with two new toys each. We helped 88 families. The Judyville congregation, which has an average worship of 22, along ...

Fort Wayne Bethel's “Stitch & Chatter” group shares their gifts

Fort Wayne Bethel's “Stitch & Chatter” group shares their gifts

Fort Wayne Bethel's “Stitch & Chatter” group shares their gifts of sewing, knitting and crocheting as an outreach – crocheting or knitting over 200 spiral pink scarves for breast cancer survivors; making sleeping mats for the homeless, fashioned out of plastic grocery bags; and creating ...

Evangelical UMC holds ‘Mission Huntington’

Evangelical UMC holds ‘Mission Huntington’

This past summer, more than 100 people participated in the second annual "Mission Huntington." Over 2,000 service hours were provided to the community including painting for the city, working in the homes of senior citizens, providing a free community cookout and more.

‘Let’s Talk’ proves to be a helpful project

‘Let’s Talk’ proves to be a helpful project

L to r: Alex Dibartolina, Jessa Dickey, Conner Jones; Tiffany Osuma, Marcus Vicks, Jo Sullivan, Elizabeth Harris, Neetra Dibartolini Mt. Comfort United Methodist Church’s “Let’s Talk” proved to be a helpful project for 30-40 children, youth and adults. The project was based upon the need ...

Church dedicates picnic shelter

Church dedicates picnic shelter

Maple Hill United Methodist Church has been working for two years to build a shelter on its grounds in honor of a church member who passed away almost three years ago. Fund raising began in 2012 and thanks to a large benefactor the Lois Barnard Memorial Shelter is a reality. Volunteers ...

‘Sunday Night Live’ welcomes neighbors

‘Sunday Night Live’ welcomes neighbors

In October, we held our second Points of Light event which we call “Sunday Night Live.” The event was an opportunity for the people who live around our downtown location to come and meet our congregation. We provide free food, music and games along with fellowship. We enjoyed hot ...

Church provides “Worship for the Soul” to dementia residents

Church provides “Worship for the Soul” to dementia residents

Forest Park United Methodist Church in Fort Wayne started a new worship service called "Worship for the Soul." This service is held on the 4th Wednesday of each month partnering with Heritage Park Nursing Home and their dementia residents. The residents are brought to the church and ...

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