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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 ...

St. Mark's and Carmel UMCs packed meals for Kid's Against Hunger

St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Carmel (North Central District), together with cluster church Carmel UMC, packed a total of 40,392 meals for Kid's Against Hunger. More than180 volunteers helped to make this possible.

Takin iT 2 the Streets in South Bend

The leaders of South Bend's Monson Community UMC challenged their congregation of the May 5 11:11 a.m. Worship without Walls service to what leaders call "Takin iT 2 the Streets." This was the congregation's first of two events planned to take place in May. After a prayer and sharing of ...

Russiaville church assembles ‘Buddy Bags’ each week for Kokomo Urban Ministries

RUSSIAVILLE, Ind. – The first Thursday afternoon of the month during the school year, an amazing thing happens at the Russiaville United Methodist Church. Almost like magic, nearly 60 volunteers of all ages from throughout the community come together for the monthly packing of the Western ...

French Lick man especially blessed by members visit

FRENCH LICK, Ind. – Mt. Lebanon UMC sang “Here I am, Lord” as the Sunday morning offering was being received Feb. 24. Following the offering, each member who responded to a challenge to be sent into the community was given an envelope with a particular assignment, such as send flowers to ...

United Methodist Church breakfast benefit at La Porte church raises $7,000+

Salem Chapel United Methodist Church at La Porte in Northwest Indiana recently held a breakfast benefit for a member of the congregation who had lost his eye in a freak accident at his home. The gentleman did not have health insurance and Pastor Bob Raschka suggested to one of the church ...

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