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Church seeing new faces from the community after handing out bottles of ‘Living Water’

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Monson Community United Methodist Church on the west side of South Bend recently saw three new families after taking bottles of ‘Living Water’ to hand out on the streets before Easter. Members continue to walk the neighborhood after Easter and plan to keep up the ...

Darlington congregation supports pastors across the pond

Co-pastors Bryan and Maureen Langdoc of the Darlington United Methodist Church in the West District are on the path to becoming provisional elders during this upcoming annual conference Session. The members of the 65-member church they are appointed to serve are currently giving the ...

Youth enriched by Bishop’s Youth Rally

MILROY, Ind. – One Sunday in March, two of the three youth of the Milroy United Methodist Church (in Southeast District) who attended the Bishop’s Youth Rally Saturday, March 8, shared their stories of what they learned from their experiences. Both young women were – naturally – impressed ...

First Christian of new Indiana Conference confirmed in March

NEW PARIS, Ind. – Sunday, March 30, was a special Sunday for our Indiana Conference. The first person to become a Christian after the new Indiana Conference was formed was confirmed. How can I say the “first person to become a Christian” with such boldness? Let me tell you her story. It ...

East Central Indiana United Methodists pictured at mission service work camp in Mississippi

SUNFLOWER, Miss. – With the goal of “making a difference,” 22 men and 14 women, mostly United Methodists from East Central Indiana, spent the week of March 2-8 working out of the Delta Grace Mission hub located in Sunflower, Miss. Sunflower is a small town located in the heart of the ...

GED program at Vida Nueva UM Ministries makes dream come true

INDIANAPOLIS – Juan arrived in the United States with his family from Mexico when he was 15. His parents sacrificed a great deal, left a large extended family and relocated to make a life in the United States. His parents hoped their children would benefit from this move, finding success ...

Mount Carmel Tutors celebrated program begun by Rockdale UMC members

Mount Carmel Tutors celebrated program begun by Rockdale UMC members

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. – Each month, the school board recognizes the accomplishments of some activity in the Franklin County Schools. This month, it is the volunteer tutoring program at Mount Carmel School. Teacher Missy Pepper explained the program as a slide show played in the background....

Volunteers make food a reality for Indiana city

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (UMNS) – On Sundays and Thursdays at Centenary United Methodist Church, the Christ’s Kitchen is buzzing with meal preparation for the hungry in the community. The Jeffersonville News and Tribune tells how more than 25 churches of different denominations have come together ...

14-year-old Brooklyn learns to forgive after her mother’s death

CAMP ADVENTURE in Pierceton, Ind. – Brooklyn was just seven years old when her mother died in a tragic car accident the day before Christmas Eve. Now, 14-years-old, the quiet teenager has struggled for years with her anger toward God over the loss of her mother, never understanding why ...

Girl Scouts bring Christmas cheer to wounded soldiers

EDINBURG, Ind. – When Girl Scout Troop 119 outside Edinburgh, Ind., heard about wounded Indiana National Guard troops recovering away from their families in the hospitals, they decided to do something about it. “Brigadier General Brian Copes spoke at our school’s Veterans Day program about...

Mizo congregation in Greenwood triples in past year

GREENWOOD, Ind. – This past week marked the first anniversary of the Mizo (immigrants from Myanmar) congregation who meet at the Greenwood UMC. A year ago, members of the Mizo congregation had their first worship service with 38 people present. This past Sunday, Dec. 8, they celebrated ...

Indianapolis church distributes nearly 500 coats to children

INDIANAPOLIS – During Thanksgiving, Union Chapel United Methodist Church of Indianapolis distributed 325 winter coats to children at Nora Elementary School. Additionally, 150 more coats were distributed to Fletcher Place Community Center’s nursery daycare program. It was a very warm ...

Indianapolis church honor veterans with prayer scarves

INDIANAPOLIS – The Prayer Shawl Ministry of Christ United Methodist Church Indianapolis honored our Veterans during worship Sunday, November 10, by presenting those in attendance with red, white and blue prayer scarves. The Prayer Shawl Ministry was begun in January 2011. To date, the ...

Noblesville boy takes lead in growing produce for local food pantry

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – Two years ago Tyler Ashby, a 9-year-old, of Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Noblesville watched a TV show about a girl who grew a large cabbage and donated the cabbage to her local soup kitchen; she was able to feed several people. Tyler was so inspired by the story...

Pekin church gym now opened to community

PEKIN, Ind. – The Pekin United Methodist Church in southern Indiana is now opening its gym to this small rural community and has begun a new ministry to young adults who want to come and play basketball in the evening. The church has been averaging 20 residents an evening.

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