Africa University Campaign speakers available to local churches
Would you like to have a speaker come to your church to tell about Africa University and the Indiana Campaign? If so, please contact Ruth Ellen Stone at email@example.com or 317-839-8837. For more information, please click here.
EO offering mission trip with Bishop Coyner to Africa University, Victoria Falls
Join Bishop Mike on a special Educational Opportunities trip to Africa University March 17-27, 2015. We will be presenting our gifts of an endowed Chair of Agriculture & Natural Resources and several endowed student scholarships. Tour the campus and visit Fairfield Children’s Home. We also will visit Victoria Falls and several game preserves. Brochures for the trip are now available. For more information or a brochure, contact trip coordinator Norm Nellis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 765-491-5011.
Habitat for Humanity mission trip to El Salvador, March 2015
- Dates: March 13-22
- Cost: $1,675 plus airfare
Imagine a place where your personal possessions would not fill a box, your sleeping quarters is exposed to the elements and finding food that wasn't second-hand would be a daily struggle. However, sad and scary this might be, it is only in your imagination. Right? NO! According to Habitat for Humanity International and for almost 1.3 billion people, this is not an exercise in manipulative imagination; it is an exercise in survival. Each day brings with it new obstacles in endurance, and for some, the effort is insurmountable.
The good news is Habitat for Humanity International and Global Village has a remedy, and that remedy is "you." This is your chance to be a part of something big; it is a chance to make a difference; it is a chance to help a Salvadoran family obtain a safe, affordable and earthquake resistant home.
Are you up to the challenge? Are you up to ’Lending a Helping Hand?'
For more information, contact C. Perry Shull at 260-482-5212 or email@example.com.
Indiana Conference Mission Giving and Resource Guide now online
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Conference Mission and Social Advocacy Team has published a Mission Giving Guide and Resource Book now available online as a downloadable PDF document. See how conference dollars are allocated to Conference Advance Ministries. Check out the various mission and social advocacy ministries available to you and your congregation. Click here for your copy.
Indiana VIM coordinator to lead special retreat cruise for women in February
Education Opportunities and Abingdon Press present their first Women’s Retreat Cruise from February 2-7, 2015. Your Life, Your Faith features renowned speakers and Bible leaders Jessica LaGrone, Melissa Spoelstra and Babbie Mason. Ms. LeGrone has just accepted the position of Dean at Asbury Seminary, but she will be participating in this great experience. The round-trip cruise from Ft. Lauderdale will provide opportunities for worship, study, music and fellowship while on board with daylong visits to Cozumel and Key West. This is a Monday to Saturday cruise; pastors won’t even have to be out of the pulpit for a Sunday. Indiana Conference UMVIM Coordinator Beth Stickles McDaniel will be leading a group on this EO Travel excursion. The Celebrity Constellation ship boasts spectacular style and ambiance (see Celebrity’s website for details on the ship and stateroom inclusions.) Varieties of staterooms have been reserved for EO’s guests, but don’t delay in selecting yours. Talk to your woman’s group and girlfriends about making plans to join us. Rates are guaranteed until July 1 so make your refundable deposit soon. Be sure to indicate that Beth is your host (ID#55435) on the registration form. If you have questions, contact Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lucille Raines Residence boiler replaced
The boiler failed and had to be replaced in late October at the Lucille Raines Residence in Indianapolis. The facility is a safe haven where residents learn to live independently and responsibly, while rebuilding their lives from substance abuse. The six-story, 49 room facility is owned and operated by United Methodist Women of Indiana.
The Raines board took a leap of faith, trusting in God’s faithfulness and the new installation was completed October 31 at the cost of $29,962. Raines is a 501(c3) non-profit organization. Please consider how God is calling you to respond. Checks may be made payable to Lucille Raines Residence and mailed to 947 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis 46402. Thank you for your prayers, consideration and help.
Mission agency will match $1 million on #GivingTuesday
NEW YORK (UMNS) – The United Methodist Board of Global Ministries announced that on Dec. 2, 2014, it will match up to one million dollars in gifts made online to any project through The Advance as part of The United Methodist Church #GivingTuesday. Read story.
Mission Guatemala distributing planning guides online for 2014
Mission Guatemala Feeding Center needs sponsors
In early May 2011, Mission Guatemala, an Indiana Conference-based mission, began a feeding program which has been a tremendous success. Each day, MG feeds nearly 100 children in the village of Nueva Esperanza. These children are from very poor families and many were relying on just tortillas, salt and beans for food each day.
Since the program began nearly three months ago, the children have grown significantly. Additionally, the principal of the school told MG that they are learning more and doing much better in school. In order to help underwrite the cost of feeding these children each day, GM is contacting friends and asking them to consider sponsoring a student in the program for $28 a month. In addition to a lunch five-days-a-week, this also will provide each child with a daily vitamin tablet, school supplies and medical and dental services.
MG's goal is to have at least 30 children sponsored in the next 30 days!
Visit the MG website for more information.
- Learn more about child sponsorship.
- Read our Frequently Asked Questions and Answers.
- Learn about our special interactive website for child sponsors.
NOMADS Volunteers Work in Response to Disaster
To learn more about the NOMADS program and projects visit: http://www.nomadsumc.org.
Pastor invites participation in VIM trip to Tanzanian mission
STENDAL, Ind. – The 2015 Ilula Orphan Program (IOP) Volunteers In Mission trip to Ilula, Tanzania, will take place Dec. 29-Jan. 18, 2015. An extra week/s option is/are available for those who want to remain on the mission field longer or just to experience more of beautiful Tanzania.
Regardless of skill level, each participant will have an opportunity to work on the mission field. IOP has opportunities for health-related missions, i.e., nurses, medical doctors, dentists, optometrists, HIV Aids counselors and more.
Pastors will be given an opportunity to teach during the Pastors Retreat and Seminar. Participants will be given opportunities to work in construction, with computers, assist in the storage building, help sort contributed items, repair equipment, repair bicycles, or assist with tractor and farm equipment maintenance and repairs.
The estimated cost which does not include passport and immunizations is $3,400. Team leaders will negotiate costs for the extra week/s. Interested individuals are encouraged to register as soon as possible. $2,000 is needed immediately for flight reservations, insurance costs and basic fees. The remainder of the money is due by Nov. 24.
Please make checks payable to “Emerging Mission Ministries, Inc.,” note or memo Tanzania 2015 and send to Emerging Mission Ministries, Inc., First UMC, PO Box 116, Fort Branch, IN 47648 or Emerging Mission Ministries, Inc., PO Box 44, Stendal, IN 47585.
Those interested in participating on this VIM trip or need additional information, please contact email@example.com at your earliest convenience, or call 812-499-3849 or 812-536-2332.
The UMCOR Sager Brown depot needs volunteers year-round
Volunteer Coordinator, P.O. Box 850, Baldwin, LA 70514, 337-923-6238 or 800-334-4221, F: 337-923-4849. Year-round work in depot assembling, verifying, packing various kits; campus maintenance such as landscaping, painting; working in the community doing home repairs and tutoring. Meals are provided on campus. Live in dorms with showers. Own transportation needed.