Christian Unity in North District

Conference Superintendent: Rev. Dr. Marti Lundy marti.lundy@inumc.org

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

District Christian Unity Coordinator: Rev. Vickie Van Nevel vickie.vannevel@inumc.org

ECUMENICAL ORGANIZATIONS

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

United Religious Community of St. Joseph County, Inc.

 

501 N. Main Street, South Bend IN 46601

Phone: (574) 282-2397  Fax: (574) 282-8014

Email: urcsjc@gmail.com, and Website www.urcsjc.org/news

This organization is listed by the National Council of Churches. 

The Goshen Ministerial Association

The Goshen Ministerial Association is a group of ecumenical ministry leaders who gather monthly in order to support each other and engage in conversation related to our ministries and our community. If you are a leader involved in ministry in the Goshen, IN area, please help us update our database of congregation, ministries, and leadership.  Please take a moment to fill out the following online form to update our database which can be found here.

goshenministerialassoc@gmail.com,

www.facebook.com/people/Interdenominational-Ministerial-Alliance-of-St-Joseph-County

Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of St. Joseph County (IMA)

The IMA is a clergy organization. It appears to be an organization of African-American clergy.

The IMA meets every first and third Saturdays at 9 a.m. monthly at various member churches within the IMA. – Contact Information is PO Box 735 South Bend, IN 46624 or imastjoe@gmail.com.

https://imasouthbend.blogspot.com/

Greater Warsaw Ministerial Association (GWMA)

www.facebook.com/warsawforjesus/ P.O. Box 1797, Warsaw, IN, United States, Indiana

Phone (574) 268-7697 websites: gwmainfo@gmail.com, netministries.org/ministries/GWMA

“Hearts For Christ” meets second Wednesday each month, 7:30am at Wire & Steam in Warsaw, IN. 

SOCIAL ACTION ORGANIZATIONS

 

Faith in Lake County

Faith in Lake County – a chapter of Faith in Indiana, Faith in Lake County

Crown Point, Gary, Hammond and Munster in Lake County. www.faithinindiana.org

Faith in Lake County is still in formation. But we already have accomplishments to celebrate:

  • We educated and activated local voters.
  • We built a new coalition of churches.
  • And we developed an ambitious vision to make our county safe, welcoming, and supportive for everyone.

Haniah Davis, Organizer
Northwest Indiana
haniah@faithindiana.org  (219) 604-0568 — mobile

Faith in Elkhart County

Faith in Elkhart County a chapter of Faith in Indiana, www.faithinindiana.org

We launched Faith in Elkhart County in September 2016. Since then, this chapter has worked with other community organizations to stop a for-profit immigrant detention facility slated for construction. We also trained parishioners to support immigrant families in crisis and accompany them to detention and deportation.

Haniah Davis, Organizer
Northwest Indiana
haniah@faithindiana.org
(219) 604-0568 — mobile

 

Faith in Elkhart County a chapter of Faith in Indiana, www.faithinindiana.org

Residents of South Bend, Granger, and Mishawaka started Faith in Indiana’s St. Joseph County chapter in February 2018. One of the chapter’s biggest goals is to reduce gun violence and incarceration by 30 percent over the next five years. Here are some of our accomplishments:

  • We ended ICE detention in the county jail.

  • Our grassroots volunteers are working with the county to help people suffering from mental illness or addiction receive the treatment they need instead of jail.

  • We moved the South Bend mayor and Board of Public Safety to adopt a progressive police-discipline matrix.

  • With partners, we protected the health of tenants with a rental safety program.

  • We won a million dollars for the county Health Department South Bend.to address lead poisoning in children.

  • We helped establish two, full-day, fixed-location COVID test sites on the west side of

Andre Stoner, Organizer

Focus: St. Joseph County
andre@faithindiana.org
(574) 220-6629 — mobile

MISSION AND OUTREACH ORGANIZATIONS

Church Community Services in Elkhart

Street Address: 907 Oakland Ave., Elkhart, IN 46516
Mailing Address: PO Box 2346, Elkhart, IN 46515
Phone: 574-295-3673    Fax: 866-826-0607
office@churchcommunityservices.org, www.churchcommunityservices.org,

www.churchcommunityservices.org/about-us

Church Community Services is a faith-based agency helping people of Elkhart County weather life’s storms and build more secure futures through emergency assistance and intensive job and life-skills training. CCS has 23 paid staff and utilizes over 900 volunteers. We are supported by over 50 churches and served over 5,500 families last year.

Administrative Staff

Keith Sarber, Executive Director, 574-295-3673 ext. 110, ksarber@churchcommunityservices.org

Frank Lucchese, Development Director, 574-295-3673 ext. 102, flucchese@churchcommunityservices.org

Donna Parker, Controller, 574-295-3673 ext. 125, dparker@churchcommunityservices.org

Michael Ivey, Communications Director, 574-295-3673 ext. 126, mivey@churchcommunityservices.org

Emily Toledo, Director of Community Outreach, 574-295-3673 ext. 121, etoledo@churchcommunityservices.org

Jail Ministry of Elkhart County

With the help of over 500 volunteers, 100 churches and 23 Assistant Chaplains, the mission of the Elkhart County Jail Ministry is to spend time with the people that Jesus spent time with; sharing the freedom found in Christ with people in chains.

The Gospel is shared in the context of relationships. While the Elkhart County Jail Ministry offers over 100 different programs, Bible studies and church services every month for inmates, these programs offer the volunteers and Assistant Chaplains a context in which to build a relationship. Our inmates need to see the love of Christ and not just hear about it.

Volunteer opportunities are numerous. Come, meet God again in the Elkhart County Jail.

Contact information:

Cory Martin, Chaplain, Elkhart Count Jail Ministry

26861 County Road 26, Elkhart, IN 46517

Office: 574-891-2279  Cell: 574-849-1494

cmartin@ecjailministry.org

on the web at ecjailministry.org

United Religious Community of St. Joseph County, Inc.

501 N. Main Street, South Bend, IN 46601

Phone: (574) 282-2397  Fax: (574) 282-8014
Email: urcsjc@gmail.com

The URC is currently ‘virtual only’; call for more information at (574) 282-2397.

John Pinter is the Executive Director for the URC.

People of Faith: Together, Working Wonders

Our Mission:

To encourage religious cooperation and understanding
To seek to effect constructive social change
To serve as advocates for those seeking to meet life’s basic needs

Services include:

Refugee Resettlement

URC submitted a proposal to Church World Service (CWS) to begin welcoming arriving refugees in 2023.

Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance (ERA)

The URC exited from its participation with St. Joseph County Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) https://sjcindiana.communityos.org/initial-tenant) program, after administering over $800,000 in rent and utility assistance to St. Joseph County families who are renters and who suffered financial loss due to COVID.

Habitat for Humanity

Mission Statement: Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry dedicated to eliminating substandard housing and homelessness worldwide and to making adequate, affordable shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people from all faiths and walks of life to work together in partnership, building houses with families in need.

Description: Habitat for Humanity of Porter County is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. We are dedicated to making housing affordable in Porter County Indiana. Working in partnership with God and people of all faiths and races, we develop communities for people in need by building and renovating houses to create home ownership opportunities. Our fundamental premise is to help others by providing a hand up, not a handout.

 

Habitat for Humanity of Indiana https://habitatindiana.org/

101 West Ohio Street, Suite 2000
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Main Office: (317) 454-8090

 

Habitat for Humanity Porter County

2411 Beech Street Unit L

Valparaiso, IN 46383

Phone (293) 531-0359

 

Habitat for Humanity of Valparaiso

704 Silhavy Rd., Valparaiso, IN 46383

(219) 707-5338

 

Habitat for Humanity of Winona Lake, Kosciusko County

1401 Kings Hwy., Winona Lake, IN 46590

Phone: (574) 269-4104

 

Habitat for Humanity of South Bend

2411 S Main St., South Bend, IN 46614

(574) 232-4911

 

Habitat for Humanity of Merrillville

3823 E Lincoln Hwy., Merrillville, IN 46410

(219) 940-3216