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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.

Middletown UMC meets goal to restock community food pantry

Middletown United Methodist Church in the East District has an Awana program that meets on Monday nights from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The Middletown church has adopted the motto: “What are we going to do about it?” based on Jesus’ desire to feed more than 5,000 people before they left him. The ...

Small rural congregation makes big impact at Red Bird Mission

HARRISON COUNTY, Ind. – “God is good all the time; all the time God is good; and WE shall be witnesses!” This mission statement encourages the small congregation of Perseverance Chapel United Methodist Church in rural Harrison County to continue its outreach ministry to those who ...

Plainfield man delivered 127,000 pounds of fresh apples to food pantries during 14 years

Howard Little, 90, of the Plainfield United Methodist Church reported recently to the mission committee of the church that during a14-year period, he has delivered at least 127,000 pounds of fresh apples to food pantries and other agencies which provide food to those in need in an area ...

Elkhart church creates new membership course for those with disabilities

ELKHART, Ind. – The New Hope United Methodist Church Disability Group (Bridges) has been working for the past year on a membership course designed especially for people with disabilities about what it means to belong to God and New Hope UMC. We had nine individuals complete the course and ...

Ten Point Coalition making streets safer in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS – Decked out in bright yellow-green vests, Ten Point Coalition volunteers fan out across Indianapolis each weekend to walk the streets of the inner city to make them safer. The coalition is headed by the Rev. Charles Harrison, senior pastor of Barnes United Methodist Church in...

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