Christian Unity in North Central District

Conference Superintendent: Rev. Saneta Maiko, PhD saneta.maiko@inumc.org

Conference Christian Unity Coordinator: Rev. Dan Gangler dan.gangler@inumc.org

District Christian Unity Coordinator: Rev. Brian K. White, brian.white@inumc.org

ECUMENICAL ORGANIZATIONS

These are the known ecumenical organizations of the North Central District. If you have more information about another association or ecumenical organization, please contact Dan Gangler.

Anderson

Christian Clergy Association of Anderson.  Rev. Ray Wilkins at New Hope UMC is active.

ray.wilkins@inumc.org, New Hope UMC, 1503 Reverend J T Menifee St, Anderson IN 46016

E-mail newhpch@gmail.com  Phone (765) 649-1892

Carmel Interfaith Alliance

A coalition of faith traditions in Carmel, Indiana working together to build understanding.

Representation from the Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Mormon, Roman Catholic, Greek Orthodox, and Protestant faith communities. https://www.facebook.com/carmelinterfaithalliance/

For more information, contact Rev. Jerry Zehr pastor of Carmel Christian Church,

jerryzehr1@gmail.com.

Here is a link about the Alliance:

https://carmelmonthlymagazine.com/standing-together-solidarity/

Clinton County Ministerial Association

Clinton County Ministerial Association on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/219885124711478/

The Clinton County Ministerial Association (CCMA) is a non-profit association of Christian churches, ministries, and related organizations that is dedicated to developing and strengthening a unity of purpose and fellowship within the Christian community of Clinton County, Indiana. The CCMA accomplishes this mission by sponsoring activities, events, and programs that unify Christians across diverse traditions for the common cause of building the Kingdom of God and a stronger community.  Contact information: pastorfry@fbhchurch.com     clintoncountyministerialassociation.org

Elwood Ministerial Association in Elwood

Elwood Ministerial Association in Elwood, listed but no website or Facebook page.

Elwood First UMC Pastor Wynn Stenftenagel wynn.stenftenagel@inumc.org. The Elwood Ministerial Alliance meets monthly, second Thursdays, alternating between a fellowship gathering in the evening and a business meeting in the morning. Their mission includes running a food pantry in Elwood. Contact Pastor Roger Gardner, East Main Street Christian Church roger@emscchurch.org.

Fishers -- Stigma Free Fishers Faith Leaders

Fishers — Stigma Free Fishers Faith Leaders

Fishers does not have an interfaith association but Mayor Scott Fadness initiated a mental health initiative several years ago which includes an interfaith leaders’ component led by City Councilman Todd Zimmerman.  Learn more at this website:

https://roadmap.stigmafreefishers.com/coalition/faith-leaders/

Kokomo – Howard County Ministerial Association

KokomoHoward County Ministerial Association – Rev. Ruth Lawson (765-461-7668)

Coordinated Assistance Ministries Inc., 625 N Union, P O Box 523, Kokomo IN 46903, Email: Caminc1993@outlook.com, Phone: (765) 452-8963
Rev. Ruth Lawson is the Founder Of CAM. Dennine Smith is the Executive Director.

Lebanon and Boone County

Lebanon and Boone County has no ministerial association

Rev. Dr. Eve Mugambi of Lebanon Centenary UMC is in the process of trying to organize one.

E-mail eve.mugambi@inumc.org. Phone (651) 528-4587 The Boone County Pastor Alliance meets at Faith Church in Lebanon for lunches and prayer meetings.

Zionsville (Boone County), Carmel and Noblesville

Zionsville UMC Rev. David Williamson, Senior Pastor dwilliamson@zumc.org

Rev. Williamson reported: “We do have a ministerial association that meets once a month. It is a small group of Zionsville area churches. There are six congregations that participate: Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopal, Lutheran, Christian and Roman Catholic. There are other non-denominational churches in the area that I have contacts with, but they do not participate in the ministerial association.”

SOCIAL ACTION ORGANIZATIONS

Faith in Indiana Hamilton County

Faith in Indiana Hamilton County — Founded in October 2018, Faith in Indiana’s Hamilton County chapter is the only countywide voice for change. We knit together people impacted by racial and economic inequality in Noblesville, Fishers, Carmel, and Westfield. Some of this chapter’s proudest victories are:

  • We stopped efforts to build a private immigrant detention facility in Newton County.
  • Our “Solidarity in Action” congregations protected immigrants targeted by ICE.
  • We won a commitment from the sheriff to end ICE detainers and explore jail diversion – redirecting people with mental illness and addiction into treatment, not jail.
  • We helped defeat the “loan shark” bill, which would have brought back payday lending.
  • We stopped a proposal that would have allowed children as young as 12 years old to be tried as adults.

Faith in Indiana www.faithinindiana.org

Shoshanna Spector, Executive Director
shoshanna@faithindiana.org:

(317) 544-9242 – mobile

Grant County Rescue Mission Ministry
Habitat for Humanity of Boone County

Habitat for Humanity of Boone County (www.boonehabitat.org)
PO Box 774, Lebanon IN 46052
(765) 483-5134

Marion in Grant County

Meals on Wheels and Nightwatch Canteen food assistance: First United Methodist Church

624 South Adams St Marion, IN 46953, Phone: (765) 664-5177 Website: www.marionumc.org