A Place For You

You are welcome in the Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church. 

Church is comprised of ordinary human beings. For that reason, Church can wound us and hurt us. Recently, many United Methodist Churches across our country have left the denomination. If you have been wounded by disaffiliation or other painful divisions or disagreements within the Church, we want you to know that there is A Place for You in the Indiana United Methodist Church. You are not alone! You are invited to connect with a family of hundreds of congregations and thousands of Jesus-followers across the state.

Indiana Lighthouse Congregations are United Methodist Churches that have received training and made a commitment to welcome and provide spiritual care and support for individuals/groups whose churches have closed or disaffiliated. Lighthouse congregations clearly communicate there’s “A Place for You.”


Online Gathering Launches October 11

In this challenging season, we want to offer a myriad of ways for you to connect/reconnect. If the way church gathers together isn’t the right fit for you, consider joining something different.

WHAT? A six-week online gathering to forge community, incorporating:

  • dialogue and in-depth study of bible stories
  • varied prayer practices
  • gratitude and celebration

WHY? Because maybe:

  • a “message” doesn’t have to be a sermon
  • prayer is more than words
  • gratitude and celebration aren’t limited to an offering plate

WHO? Those interested in exploring different approaches to Christian community

WHEN? Wednesday evenings, 6:30-7:30 (ET), beginning Oct. 11

WHERE? Invite Link – https://inumc.zoom.us/j/84536355755

Meeting ID
845 3635 5755

If this interests you, or you have questions, contact tracey.leslie@inumc.org.

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If you’re looking for a United Methodist Church to visit nearby:

Go to https://www.inumc.com/webshare/ and search for a church near you or contact your district’s Conference Superintendent.


If you’re hoping to to connect with an Indiana United Methodist Church digitally, here are some vibrant online congregations:

First United Methodist Church, Valparaiso

First United Methodist Church, Wabash

Monticello United Methodist Church

St. Andrew UMC, West Lafayette

Covenant UMC, Fort Wayne 

Trinity UMC, Lafayette

Note: If you’re aware of any additional online United Methodist congregations in Indiana, contact Tracey Leslie at tracey.leslie@inumc.org.

Looking for something else?

We’re in the process of migrating resources to our current site.  With over 10,000 pages – it may take a little while for it to show up. In the meantime, you can still access the original site here.

Please let us know what you’re searching for, so we can include it in our new site structure.