Central District

NOMADS: The Hands and Feet of Jesus Arriving by RV

For Brownsburg, IN, residents Mike and CarolJohnson, members at Avon UMC, it all started with a Google search. They hoped to travel in their RV when they retired. Yet as they discussed future plans, they felt God calling them to give to others with what God had...

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Remembering to Say Thanks

“When Jesus saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” As they left, they were cleansed. One of them, when he saw that he had been healed, returned and praised God with a loud voice. He fell on his face at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. He was a...

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From the Superintendent: January 2024

God has made everything beautiful and appropriate in its time. God has also planted eternity [a sense of divine purpose] in the human heart [a mysterious longing which nothing under the sun can satisfy, except God]—yet humanity cannot find out (comprehend, grasp) what...

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Joy to the World 2023

“Let us with a joyful mind; praise our God forever kind, rich with mercies that endure, ever faithful, ever sure.” - Refrain from Let Us With a Joyful Mind Advent Greetings, We are days into this Season of Advent, as we wait with anticipation and expectation the birth...

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Encourage the Call: October 2023

As we enter the month of October, it is evident the seasons are changing with the colors on the trees. October is also a month of celebration throughout the life and ministry of our United Methodist congregations, with many homecoming and church anniversary...

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Heaven’s Cupboard

In 2007, Mount Olive UMC received a sizable donation with one stipulation: it must be used for new missions and ministries. The Witness Team at the time was comprised of congregants who worked in variety of school systems. We kept coming back to the need to feed...

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A Message from the Superintendent: May 2023

“I need you, you need meWe’re all a part of God’s bodyStand with me, agree with meWe’re all a part of God’s bodyIt is God’s will that every need be suppliedYou are important to me, I need you to surviveYou are important to me, I need you to survive”I Need You to...

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A Message from the Superintendent: February 2023

A few weeks ago, I invited all to join me, beginning January 1in the 28-day Prayer Experiment from the resource Dynamite Prayer (). One of the many insights from the twenty-eight days was the opportunity to have an intentional daily prayer focus. And it was not simply...

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A Message from the Superintendent: January 2023

“…if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the...

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A Message From the Superintendent

As the familiar song of this season goes, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year;With the kids jingle belling; And everyone telling you be of good cheer; It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” I would have to say many people (and companies) have been waiting...

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From the Superintendent: August 2023

“Therefore, don’t worry and say, ‘What are we going to eat?’ or ‘What are we going to drink?’ or ‘What are we going to wear?’ Gentiles long for all these things. Your heavenly Father knows that you need them. Instead, desire first and foremost God’s kingdom and God’s...

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From the Superintendent: July 2023

Happy Annual Conference New Year! We are at the beginning of a new Annual Conference year, as many of our clergy were re-appointed back to their places of service, while we welcome a several new clergy faces and families to the Central District. I pray that over the...

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