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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...

Greenwood church hosts Mizo Methodist congregation

The Rev. In Suk Peebles, pastor at Greenwood United Methodist Church, shared with Metro Ministries of Indiana that “There’s no doubt God sent the Mizo Methodist congregation into our midst to worship together, learn from each other and engage in a joint mission to transform the world.” ...

Bloomington young adult ministry begins school year by filling sandwich shop

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – More than 55 university students and other young adults recently filled the entire Bloomington Sandwich Company restaurant during two Wednesday gatherings sponsored by Bloomington First UMC’s Jubilee College and Young Adult Ministry. Students are delving into community ...

Rescuing women from strip-club employment to better lifestyle

KOKOMO, Ind. – On Monday nights in Kokomo, a team of church women go to strip clubs to minister to women working in the club. They are part of a ministry call Light in Darkness. Most of their teams focus on friendship evangelism in strip clubs and are reaching out to women trapped in the ...

Bristol UMC holds run to raise money for deaf members' family

BRISTOL, Ind. – In many ways, the Bristol United Methodist Church, just northeast of Elkhart in the North District, has adopted Jason and Melanie Owens. Jason has a rare disease, which causes non-malignant brain tumors. Through recent years, Jason has lost his career, his hearing and his ...

Old Fashioned Hymn Sing and Ice Cream Social

Forest Park United Methodist Church in Fort Wayne sponsored an “Old Fashioned Hymn Sing and Ice Cream Social” on July 14 in conjunction with the Three Rivers Festival held annually in Fort Wayne. Over 160 people, young and old, enjoyed singing their favorite hymns accompanied by Phil ...

One child asking to use a computer led to a computer ministry

INDIANAPOLIS – The Rev. David Peñalva, pastor of Vida Nueva United Methodist Church, on the westside of Indianapolis, shares this story, "One of the young children at Vida Nueva saw the computers in the church. She asked if she could use one of the computers, because at school she needed ...

Batesville church continues summer food program for children

BATESVILLE, Ind. – This is the second summer the Batesville UMC in the Southeast District gives food to children of the public schools, who are on free or reduced lunch programs during the school year. Batesville UMC members realized, as many have in their area, that many children do not ...

North Clay County Cluster leads 4-H Fair worship for third year

BRAZIL, Ind. -- The North Clay Cluster in the West District held its annual 4-H worship service at the Clay County Fair this past Sunday, July 14. More than 200 worshippers attended. This marks the third year for this North Clay Cluster event. Cluster leaders were excited to see the Body ...

Youth serves with distinction, passion at Hobart church

HOBART, Ind. -- Trinity UMC is a small membership congregation in Hobart, with average attendance of 50. We have an active Kid's Club and youth ministry, diner ministry and a pantry ministry with raised gardens, which serve the surrounding community each month when vegetables are in ...

Madison churches hold cooperative Youth Mission Project

MADISON, Ind. -- Youth of Madison churches undertook a cooperative effort to lend aid to local residents this past week, June 23-28. They combined their efforts and performed minor home repair for those in need of assistance. The project, called Madison Mission Week, invited all local ...

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