Christian Unity in Northwest District
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.
Monticello Ministerial Association
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. email@example.com; bbeeks@MonticelloUMChurch.org
Peru Ministerial Association
Rensselaer Area Ministerial Association
11506 W 200S, Rensselaer, IN 47978 Phone (219) 424-0420
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
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
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.