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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 ...

New members, groups part of Flora church strategy for growth

Flora UMC, in northwest Indiana, recently had nine new disciples join the church, one by profession of faith. Two other men also have inquired about being baptized and joining the church as well. Two new small group Bible studies have started and now the church has a small group that ...

New Carlisle church sponsors ministry booth at local Hometown Days

Maple Grove UMC at New Carlisle, in north central Indiana, has a ministry oriented booth set up at the New Carlisle Hometown Days, during the July 27-29 weekend. Members gave away balloons displaying the caption, “Jesus Loves Me.” The church had copies of youth-oriented magazines along ...

New Albany church hosts annual high school football spaghetti dinner

Silver Street UMC at New Albany, in south Indiana, hosts an annual high school football spaghetti dinner. The event was well attended by players and coaches. This event has been held for 14 years and has affected the lives of many students while in school and now in the community raising ...

Outreach to a family at Liberty UMC

Liberty UMC, in central Indiana, recently received a donation that paid for the congregation to build a wonderfully big shelter house. One of the men that helped to build this shelter house was killed in a motorcycle accident just shortly after completing the house for the church. His ...

Pierceton church holds no-sale free garage sale

The Pierceton UMC, in north east Indiana, has held a free garage sale for the past few years. This one topped anything they have ever imagined. It began with the manager of rental storage units giving the church the unclaimed contents of an 8-by-12-foot storage unit filled with clothes. ...

Vacation Bible School double-blessed

The Cammack UMC, in east Indiana, usually pick a number for Vacation Bible Scholl attendance. This past year they got brave and prayed for 36 kids. They had 38. This year they decided that they would not pray for a number of children to attend, but accept God’s number. Five minutes before ...

Serving carnival workers in Mooresville

The First UMC of Mooresville, in central Indiana, is located across from the city park where the annual community fair is held each summer. On August 6, during the fair, First Church served a meal to the carnival workers cooking homemade food served on china plates, cups, and flatware with...

Kindness builds faith in life of Medora mother, children

The Medora UMC, in southeast Indiana, reports their members have rallied around one of its church families – a single mother of three – that had recently lost her job. The congregation paid her utilities and bought school clothes and supplies for all three children. This act of love has ...

God works when we think we can’t get the job done

Point Isabel UMC, in north central Indiana, reports that in their community they have very little to draw from in the number of worshippers. Practically everyone including children go to church on Sunday, so to have some children come to the Wednesday after-school get together has to be ...

Milroy church gets results by hosting a Community Day

Earlier this year, the Milroy UMC, in southeast Indiana, hosted a Community Day, with music, puppet shows, free food, face painting and a bounce house. More than 200 people came, many walking in from the neighborhood. The next day the church had six new teens for Sunday school and worship.

Pierceton holds Community Thanks Giving Service with other churches

The Pierceton UMC, in northeast Indiana, recently took part in a community Thanks Giving Service in which three different denominations helped by providing people willing to share their gifts. It was a blessing and many stayed on to fellowship for more than an hour. How great to work ...

Children changing the community in Uniondale

Uniondale UMC, in northeast Indiana, reports that since last December, the kids have one Sunday a month that they collect change from everyone in the congregation. This money goes towards our angel tree project, buying gifts and helping the organization with expenses. The children have ...

Fort Wayne church sponsors Kids Against Hunger community event

The youth at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church (at the corner of Vance Avenue and Reed Road in Fort Wayne) were excited to sponsor a day for Kids Against Hunger! Beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, with more than 100 volunteers, they prepared more than 42,000 packets of food. ...

St. Luke's seves post-Thanksgiving meal to Richmond Hills residents

INDIANAPOLIS – Al Dalton, St. Luke’s member and dedicated mission volunteer, organized a dinner to feed survivor residents on the south side of Indianapolis, whose homes were damaged or destroyed by the explosion that rocked the entire Richmond Hills subdivision Nov. 10. The meal was ...

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