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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 ...

Kids Against Hunger food packet reach Guatemala

Kids Against Hunger food packet reach Guatemala

Approximately 25,000 meals were packed and designated for Mission Guatemala by 160 volunteers Saturday, May 31, after the annual conference session. Those meals arrived at Mission Guatemala's site in San Andrés Semetabaj Wednesday Aug. 27, along with other boxes of Kids Against Hunger food...

Star City church reaches out to community with back to school event

Star City church reaches out to community with back to school event

STAR CITY, Ind. – For the past several years, Star City United Methodist Church has been hosting block parties for the people of Star City (population 370) with mixed success. We hosted a Back to School Bash Aug. 6, which was attended by 100 people, both members and non-affiliated ...

Bicknell United Methodists share VBS, celebrate event Sunday in a local park

Bicknell United Methodists share VBS, celebrate event Sunday in a local park

BICKNELL, Ind. – The Bicknell and Asbury Chapel United Methodist churches, both located at Bicknell in the Southwest District, came together this past week with a unified Weird Animals Vacation Bible School which included 54 children. A crew of more than 30 volunteers from the two ...

Grant makes a difference in Franklin neighborhood outreach to children

Grant makes a difference in Franklin neighborhood outreach to children

FRANKLIN, Ind. – A United Methodist Metro Ministries Youth Ministry Grant provided scholarships to Franklin Grace United Methodist Church’s Springhill Camp this summer. There are wonderful stories of children’s lives changed. Half of the children are a part of the community near the ...

Pastor: Mizo congregation in Greenwood is vibrant community

GREENWOOD, Ind. – The Mizo (Burnese) congregation meeting at the Greenwood UMC during the past 16 months has grown from 38 worshipers to 125 worshipers and is a very vibrant community. One of the highlights for Greenwood Pastor In Suk Peebles is baptizing infants. The dynamic make-up of ...

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