Christian Unity in West District

Conference Superintendent: Rev. Dr. Aleze Fulbright, aleze.fulbright@inumc.org

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

District Christian Unity Coordinator: Rev. Ron Branson, ron.branson@inumc.org

ECUMENICAL ORGANIZATIONS

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

Crawfordsville

Crawfordsville Ecumenical Clergy Group

Brian Dwain Campbell brian.campbell@inumc.org of First UMC in Crawfordsville reports:

There is an Ecumenical Clergy Group which meets monthly and is open to clergy and other interested faith leaders in and around Montgomery County. Currently, we have representatives from First UMC, Wabash Presbyterian, First Christian, Christ Lutheran, Christ & New Ross UMC, Harbor Nazarene, St. Bernard Catholic Church, and a few others who aren’t as regular.

There is a Thursday morning Bible Study that has men from at least 10 different churches and a Thursday evening Bible Study that I lead at First UMC which meets weekly and is open to whomever desires to come regardless of church affiliation.

Crawfordsville also has a Montgomery County Community Foundation which is an ecumenical, non-profit, charity organization aiding groups throughout Crawfordsville and Montgomery County.

Fish Food Pantry (plus clothing, furnishings, housing needs, etc.) is an ecumenical, non-profit organization begun in 1969 by First UMC and is now housed at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church and supported by all of the downtown churches in Crawfordsville, plus others as well.

Montgomery County Community Foundation

The Montgomery County Community Foundation was founded in 1991 to support its residents by facilitating proactive and positive changes in the community. Through donor gifts, our foundation fulfills the needs of nonprofits working to improve the quality of life in our county. 

We are here as a reliable source of information and connections to help you accomplish your charitable goals – and help you make a lasting impact. Visit www.mccf-in.org/.Kelly Taylor is CEA and can be reached at kelly@mccf-in.org. or at Montgomery County Community Foundation, 119 E Main Street, PO Box 334, Crawfordsville, IN 47933, Phone (765) 362-1267

Greencastle (Putnam County) Ministerial Organization

Rev. Bryan Langdoc of Gobin Memorial UMC in Greencastle reported: We do not currently have a ministerial organization in Putnam Co. There are some friendships among area clergy, but nothing like a formal group. In a recent discussion with pastors, we explored the idea of a learning community of area clergy to address food insecurity and youth mental health, among other topics.

Terre Haute

United Campus Ministries

Near the campus of Indiana State University

321 N 7th St., Terre Haute, IN 47807-3001 Phone (812) 232-0186

thunitedcampusministries@gmail.com

Campus Chaplain: Rev. Dawn Black

ucmthminister@gmail.com 

United Campus Ministries includes The United Methodist Church, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church and United Church of Christ. In Terre Haute there is no other ecumenical campus ministry with over 70 years of comparable commitment and experience, a building (now held in trust by Centenary United Methodist Church), and a reputation for open, inclusive, progressive, “mainline” ministry. 

Mission Statement:  To provide space and support, founded on Christian principles, to students and the community, for a faith journey in a multi-faith world.

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Covenant Cooperative Ministry, Inc.

122 S. 10½ Street and 1420 Lafayette Ave., Terre Haute, IN 47807

https://covenant-cooperative-ministry-1.jimdosite.com/

MISSION STATEMENT: Sharing the love of Christ, CCM networks local resources to ensure and enhance the collaborative response of churches to aid families in crisis. Providing educational and resource services, we promote self-reliance rather than dependency on charity and link families to churches for spiritual guidance.

Covenant Cooperative Outreach (Food Bank)

122 South 10½ Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807 Phone (812) 478-7700
https://ccodirector7700.wixsite.com/covenant-cooperative

Covenant Cooperative Outreach helps support 30+ pantries within the Wabash Valley and combined; we are able to reach 21,000 lives a month who have fell on hard times. This food bank is 100% donor funded and operate with close to 25-30 volunteers who donate their time to help those in need. This food bank is consistently seeking new volunteers as the need continues to grow.

Linton SON Ministry

Rev. Ben Biggs ben.biggs@inumc.org at First UMC in Linton is a part of an organization of local churches called Linton SON Ministry.  This is an ecumenical group that helps those in need with: local food pantry, assistance with rent and utilities, the summer food program.

Here is the link to their website and Facebook page: www.facebook.com/LintonSONMinistries/

Terre Haute (Virgo County) Ministries

THM has been created to be the organizing source of community ministry in our city. The mission of THM is to engage in Christian ministry, primarily in Terre Haute and Vigo County, Indiana by communicating, coordinating, and cooperating with existing ministries and by providing programs and activities that will relieve human suffering and foster human wholeness, growth, and development. Barbour Ave. UMC and Mount Pleasant UMC are listed as members of this ministry. Emergency Volunteer Management – THM is building a team of volunteers that can help both our community and other regions when an emergency or disaster strikes.

Director: Rev. Honnalora Hubbard, P.O. Box 2320, Terre Haute, IN 47803

Phone: 812-234-7100 ext 215, E-mail: director@terrehauteministries.org

For food pantries and soup kitchens lists visit: www.thehaute.life/terre-haute-food-pantries

Will Center of Terre Haute ramp builds for low-income disabled persons

Central Presbyterian Church participates in an important ministry that builds ramps for low-income disabled persons.  These ramps enable access in and out of their homes. We partner with an organization called The Will Center (formerly SAWs). Many people are literally prisoners in their homes. We welcome your help on a build, typically Saturday mornings that go into early/mid-afternoon. Partial day participation is also welcome. No carpentry experience required beyond the ability to hold and squeeze a screw gun. Project leaders will guide you. If you would be willing to volunteer, please contact Steve Mead: ssmead74@yahoo.com  

Central Presbyterian Church, 125 N 7th St, Terre Haute, IN 47807 Phone (812) 232-5049