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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 ...

Annual outreach mission held during festival

Annual outreach mission held during festival

Our small church family held our third annual outreach mission during the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival. Visitors were welcomed to Bridgeton where we offered prayer, free softcover full Bibles, religious bracelets, reminder kits and free parking. We accepted donations freely given ...

Valparaiso church reaches out to “Modern MOMS”

Valparaiso church reaches out to “Modern MOMS”

A project of First United Methodist Church organized M.O.M.s (Moms Offering Moms Support) eight years ago to help mothers learn, grow and become greater disciples for Christ. Now, they’ve reorganized into “Modern MOMS” with an eye on meeting moms where they are and growing the ministry ...

Tailgate party shared with community

Tailgate party shared with community

Edinburgh United Methodist Church committed to reaching out to the community, as well as inviting in. The church hosted a tailgate party, where over 140 hot dogs and cans of soda were given away. Many members of the community enjoyed this gesture, and school officials stopped by to thank ...

Change the World - Vincennes Community UMC

Change the World - Vincennes Community UMC

A project of On Sunday, October 5 Community UMC in Vincennes launched their first "Change the World Sunday" (inspired by the denomination-wide annual Change the World weekend).  This was a Sunday focused on what it means to BE the church, instead of just going to church.  The congregation...

Warsaw church creates prayer ministry for community and missions

Warsaw church creates prayer ministry for community and missions

A project of Celebration UMC’s New Point of Light project is to build a prayer initiative. After brainstorming, prayer boxes were built. The boxes are new ways by God. The prayer stands have found homes. Two prayer boxes were placed in the homeless shelter and will be checked weekly. The ...

Community carnival welcomes all

Community carnival welcomes all

A project of Mt. Olive United Methodist Church, a small church in the country without a pastor, held a community carnival this summer. Hoping for a response of ten children, they were delighted with the response of 13. Each child was provided with a backpack full of school supplies. There...

Milroy UMC provides school supplies to local elementary school

Milroy UMC provides school supplies to local elementary school

In addition to blessing the backpacks of the students, student and teachers of our congregation and community, Milroy UMC decided to address those in need at the local elementary school. So rather than making assumptions, we contacted Milroy Elementary School and asked them what they ...

Ecumenical Prayers for Peace

Ecumenical Prayers for Peace

In the midst of a terribly violent year, the SCII cluster in Indianapolis (Abundant Harvest, Bethel, Broad Ripple, Church of the Saviour, Horizons of Faith, Meridian Street, Union Chapel, & University UMCs) conceived an interfaith prayers for peace event. In addition to the cluster ...

Salem church raises funds for Vacation Bible School with chicken dinner

Salem church raises funds for Vacation Bible School with chicken dinner

The Salem United Methodist Church of Salem, Ind. hosted a community fundraiser for Vacation Bible School (VBS) on Aug. 24. They held a chicken BBQ and invited the community to come. Money raised by the 225 supporters was enough to pay all expenses for our community VBS. More than 100 ...

Pastor gets buzzed for missions

Pastor gets buzzed for missions

The Rev. Craig Duke, pastor of Fort Wayne Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, challenged his congregation to raise $1,000 above the goal raised with their annual golf outing. Not only was the golf outing a huge success, but the funds raised exceeded their goal. Between services on ...

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