Christian Unity in Northwest District

Conference Superintendent: Rev. Lore Blinn Gibson; lore.gibson@inumc.org

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

District Christian Unity Coordinator: Pat Lancet, pklancet@yahoo.com

ECUMENICAL ORGANIZATIONS

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

Camden

There is a Council of Churches in Camden, IN that does VBS, Holy Week and Thanksgiving together, as well as a 4th of July community picnic.  

Camden UMC 214 Cemetary St., Camden 46917-4132 (574) 686-3789 camdenumc@tds.net

Larry Zehring llzehring47@att.net Phone (765) 689-7180

Monticello Ministerial Association

https://www.facebook.com/MonticelloMinisterialAssociation/

According to Monticello UMC Pastor Brian Beeks, there is a group of pastors from Monticello who meet on the first Wednesday of most months at 8 a.m. They are currently meeting at the Faith Covenant Church in Monticello.  brian.beeks@inumc.org; bbeeks@MonticelloUMChurch.org

goshenministerialassoc@gmail.com,

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

Peru Ministerial Association

The Rev. Dr. Samuel Odubena of Main Street United Methodist Church at 81 West Main Street reported that Peru has the Peru Ministerial Association whose chair is Pastor Mark Elliot

 pastormark11707@yahoo.com

Rensselaer Area Ministerial Association

11506 W 200S, Rensselaer, IN 47978  Phone (219) 424-0420

https://www.facebook.com/RensselaerChurches

rama.rensselaer@gmail.com

RensselaerTrinity61@gmail.com; andy.martin@inumc.org

Active churches, in varying levels, include: Trinity UMC, Bethany Evangelical Free, St. Augustine Catholic, Church of the Nazarene, First Presbyterian, Burr Oak Community, Hope Community, Brushwood Global Methodist. First Christian, St. Luke’s Lutheran, and Tri County Bible participate minimally. There are a few other local congregations that have part-time pastors that do not participate due to time and the location of the minister. The association works with the Salvation Army to provide physical, spiritual and financial assistance to those in need. The association also works with the schools to provide take home sacks of food weekly during school for approximately 100 families. Joint worship services are held occasionally throughout the year. 

Demotte Ministerial Association

There is a Demotte Ministerial Association about the size of RAMA or larger and also a small association in Remington made up of three or four churches. 

For more information, contact Kenin Smith, Hope Community Church, (219) 866-5665

WAMA (Wabash Area Ministerial Association)

WAMA (Wabash Area Ministerial Association) – county-wide organization of ministers who focus on assisting to meet the basic needs of individuals and families through financial help, referrals, and counseling. (Posted on the Wabash Presbyterial Church website.)

In addition to praying for members of the community, one pastor in the group has started off each city council meeting with a prayer. The association meets once a week on Thursday mornings for a weekly prayer meeting for community leaders. For more information, contact the Rev. Nathan Whybrew at Wabash First UMC Phone (260) 563-3108 Location: 110 N Cass St Wabash, IN 46992 nathan.whybrew@inumc.org; nathanwhybrew@gmail.com

OUTREACH ORGANIZATIONS

Lafayette Urban Ministry

Lafayette Urban Ministry is an organization of more than 45 Christian churches that serves as a social safety net for our community’s children and families.  LUM takes an active role in trying to change social injustices and improve the quality of life for the poor of Indiana. There are many different opportunities for volunteering, from working one-on-one with a child in Youth Programs to helping out at the 44-bed emergency homeless shelter.

Lafayette Urban Ministry has a longstanding Financial Assistance Program aimed at supporting low-income residents of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, who are within 185% of the federal poverty line.

Lafayette Urban Ministry Office, 420 N 4th Street, Lafayette IN 47901-2213

Phone: (765)423-2691, E-mail: lum@LUMserve.org,  Website: LUMserve.org

United Ministries of Fulton County Indiana

Fulton County United Ministries, PO Box 531, Rochester, IN 46975

https://www.facebook.com/UMFCI Phone (574) 223-4802

The food pantry at 625 Pontiac Street remains open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1 to 3 p.m. These programs exist through the generosity of local contributors. Donations may be sent to Fulton County United Ministries, PO Box 531, Rochester, In 46975, with checks payable to Fulton County United Ministries. The Fulton County United Ministries Outreach Mission provides emergency assistance to local residents for help with utility bills and rent, is temporarily closed. The program will reopen once funding makes it possible.