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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 ...

Langdoc clergy couple welcomed to Greencastle

GREENCASTLE, Ind. – Indiana Bishop Mike Coyner recently shared this Glory Sighting: This sighting comes from Gobin Memorial UMC in Greencastle, where we (Marsha and I) participated in the worship service that included my “finishing” the Commissioning of Bryan and Maureen Langdoc as the new...

Howe pastor sees God at work in giving towards member’s seminary education

HOWE, Ind. – The Rev. Jean Ness of Cromwell, Ind., pastor of Howe and Pretty Prairie United Methodist Churches in the Northeast District, shared a Glory Sighting about a member at Howe named Whitney, who is a student on course to become a deacon attending United Methodist-related ...

Church holds celebration

COLFAX, Ind. – The Colfax United Methodist Church in the North Central District had a special time of celebration the evening of June 22 for one of its members, Mike Flowers, who received his local preacher’s license. The church served homemade ice cream, cake and sandwiches during a ...

Health agency and Batesville church to offer cancer support group

BATESVILLE, Ind. – The Batesville United Methodist Church, in partnership with Margaret Mary Health, will soon be offering a cancer support group whose goal is to ensure access to valuable community resources to those living with cancer. The group will also provide hope, encouragement, ...

Madison youth lead mission outreach to serve needs of community residents

MADISON, Ind. – This week 12 churches and more than 90 youth gathered to make a difference in their community for what has become Madison Mission Week. The event is in its second year and began with one young person, Macky Hecox (a member of Madison North UMC), who thought there was ...

Brazil United Methodists team with other churches in community fundraiser for hunger

BRAZIL, Ind. – The Center Point/Ashboro Charge of The United Methodist Church under the direction of Pastor Bob Kumpf met with Pastor Gary Scroggins of the Brazil First Presbyterian Church and Father John Hollowell of Brazil Annunciation Catholic Church two years ago and began working to ...

Twice as many congregations respond to 100 New Points of Light

INDIANAPOLIS – One of the surprises of the recent Indiana United Methodist Conference at Indianapolis was an overwhelming response to Bishop Mike Coyner’s invitation to his 100 New Points of Light campaign. During his presentation, Coyner invited Indiana’s United Methodist churches, 1100 ...

Hammond church takes opportunity to house food pantry

HAMMOND, Ind. – When presented with the opportunity to house a food pantry, which had been displaced from its former location, the First United Methodist Church congregation overwhelmingly responded in the affirmative. A very capable person stepped up to be the pantry administrator and she...

Arlington UMC collects snacks for EMTs and Paramedics

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The faith community at Arlington UMC in Bloomington recently provided snacks for the personnel of IU Health Bloomington Hospital Ambulance Service. As chaplain for the service, the pastor at Arlington observed that first responders often go without a meal during their ...

More than 20 clergy willing to commit to change in UMC

On Friday May 16, 2014, the 2013-2014 class of the Bishop’s Leadership Academy concluded with guest presenter Dr. Leonard Sweet. And while Dr. Sweet was a captivating presenter that challenged clergy leaders to rethink the ways in which ministry is done, the glory sighting was the ...

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