Glory Sighting

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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 ...

Big game worship service held at Mooresville First UMC Super Bowl Sunday

MOORESVILLE, Ind. – Our church is located just south of Indianapolis. Many of our members have tickets to attend Colts game during the football season, so whenever Super Bowl comes around, that is a BIG deal. For the past 10 years during worship, First UMC incorporates videos that have a ...

Loaves and (tuna) fishes a reality with Anderson church

ANDERSON, Ind. – The Fifth Street United Methodist Church in Anderson gives witness to this week’s Glory Sighting saying: “Our small congregation has so opened its heart to the neighborhood, an economically challenged area. Though we only have a little more than 30 members in worship ...

Athens UMC experiencing God’s presence

The pastor and members of Athens United Methodist Church in the North Central District recently reported they have seen God’s presence in their church by new people attending worship service and responses to commitments to Christ. They have seen their teen group begin to grow on Wednesday ...

Beyond Confirmation at Pierceton UMC

PIERCETON, Ind. – There were three youth from the Pierceton United Methodist Church in the North Central District participating in a three-church confirmation class this past year. Two of the youth made such good friends with classmates from one of the other churches that they all meet ...

Church expresses love for God, community

MECHANICSBURG, Ind. – Members of the Mechanicsburg UMC in North Central District express their love for God and community. Since their year-end charge conference, as a church they began giving to the local Food Pantry on a weekly basis. Members are very proud of their small congregation. ...

Measuring a successful Vacation Bible School at Saratoga UMC

SARATOGA, Ind. – Vacation Bible School (VBS) was a fruitful event for our congregation this year. While the director was nervous in the beginning stages of planning, we ended up having double the volunteers we needed. Many volunteers invited friends outside of the church to help with their...

Supporting outreach ministries in Muncie

MUNCIE, Ind. – Covenant Partners at 911 W. Jackson Street in Muncie is an outreach ministry of The United Methodist Church in Muncie. People worship at Covenant Partners and receive help there for basic needs. The churches in the area have covenanted to partner with this ministry by ...

Greenwood congregation welcomes Malaysian Methodist refugees to worship at church

GREENWOOD, Ind. – December 23rd was a historic day for the members of Greenwood UMC (www.greenwoodumc.org). The congregation opened its doors and hearts to welcome a Mizo congregation to worship at the church. There were about 40 Mizo people (Upper Myannmar Methodist Refugees from ...

Huntington co-ed helped by Springs Valley church now in Romania

FRENCH LICK, Ind. – According to the Rev. Linda Watson, pastor of Springs Valley UMC, “We have a miracle that happened at the Springs Valley … and because of it, a very happy young college girl is … headed to Romania!” Samantha, a Huntington University co-ed who was baptized and joined the...

North Central church continues prayer-partner ministry to strengthen congregation

Grace United Methodist Church in Elwood has a group, whose members each drew a name in January 2012 for a prayer partner. Each prayer partner prayed for her and her family throughout the year. Often partners were surprised with a card or a gift on a special occasion. The church sponsored a...

Special Offering for water

The Centerville UMC in the East District had a special Advent-Christmas offering for digging water wells in Burkina Faso, Africa. This small church raised $12,000 which will provide six to eight wells for several thousand of our African sisters and brothers to have clean drinking water. ...

Lena church members plan to give 110 percent

The Lena United Methodist Church in Brazil (West District) recently had a stewardship meal and consecration of pledge cards. Through the pledges, they have covered 110 percent of next year’s operating church budget. According to its Pastor Terry Jeffers, “Members of this congregation are ...

Building the Family

Woodburn UMC, in northeast Indiana, has been very intentional about building Disciples within the family of God. Church leaders have placed a great deal of emphasis upon the importance of each member in attendance and making invitation to friends, family and co-workers. The church has ...

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