INDIANAPOLIS – More than 300 United Methodists and friends, celebrated the 90th anniversary of the United Methodist Metro Ministries in two mid-October events in Indianapolis.

On Saturday, Oct. 19, hundreds joined Metro Ministries Celebration in Music at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Indianapolis. The Metro Choir, made up of United Methodist choir members from across the city, sang and were joined by the musical group JOSHUA.

During the concert, Metro Ministries announced that Deanne Heidrich of Castleton UMC was recognized as the 2013 Metro Ministries Missioner of the Year.

On Sunday, Oct. 20, the 90th anniversary celebration continued with a Celebration in Ministries Fair at Bethel UMC on Indy’s northwest side. More than 20 mission exhibits were displayed in Bethel’s Family Life Center. Participants had the opportunity to visit with representatives from community ministries, ask questions and learn more about ways that one can connect with ministries through financial gifts, volunteering and sharing their stories with others about missions.

The Vida Nueva Ministries Praise Band played for the Honor, Service and Memorial Award Presentations in the church’s sanctuary.

Lisa Morris serves as executive director of Metro Ministries and can be contacted at For more information about Metro Ministries, visit