Stories

The Dream

On October 22, 2022, Africa University (AU) marked their 30th anniversary with much celebration and a contingent of Hoosier United Methodists in attendance. Bishop Julius C. Trimble and Conference Superintendents Rev. Dr. Santa Maiko, Rev. In Suk Peebles, Rev. Mitch...

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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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“The United Methodist Church Saved My Life”

At age 31, Joy (Wall) Stuckey became a widow when her husband, United Methods! Pastor Rev. Robert *Bob* Wall, was killed in a tragic car accident. Now, 60 years later, 91-year-old Joy credits the generosity of The United Methodist Church with saving her file. Joy and...

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The Best Week of Their Lives: Royal Family Kids Camp

For hundreds of children and youth, attending Indiana Conference camps is a summer highlight. This is especially true for children attending Royal Family Kids Camp at Rivervale and Epworth Forest-it's the best week of their lives. Royal Family Kids Camp is an...

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Grace Gala: The Best Party Ever!

Kings and queens donning suits and sparkles were met with applause and photographers as they walked on the red carpet at the Grace Gala at Mount Pleasant UMC in Terre Haute. The two-day affair (April 14 and 15, 2023) was the 7th annual prom-like event the church has...

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Let the Children Come to Me: Elwood’s Safe Haven Baby Box

On July 26, 2022, a Safe Haven Baby Box in Elwood was prayed over and blessed, becoming the 86th baby box in Indiana. This life-saving refuge was championed by the congregation of Elwood First UMC. In Fall 2019, Elwood First UMC's outreach teambrainstormed installing...

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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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