Coalbush UMC

Coalbush UMC

A Rich History and a New Parsonage! The Coalbush congregation has worshipped on the same corner of Bremen and Jackson roads in Mishawaka, IN, for 164 years. The church buildings progressed from a simple wooden building in 1856 to a brick building in 1905 and a...
Pierce UMC

Pierce UMC

AN UNEXPECTED GIFT – A NON-TRADITIONAL SPACE On Christmas Eve 2017, Upland United Methodist Church worshiped in their new facility. It had taken several years, but the congregation finally had its new, albeit, unusual home. The story began more than a decade before...
Washington Center UMC

Washington Center UMC

Washington Center United Methodist Church is a country church just south of Columbia City. They have ministered to this community for more than 150 years. The original church building was actually a barn that was moved to the site in the mid 1800’s. It was later...
Evansville Old North UMC

Evansville Old North UMC

Every church has its own, special story. The story of Old North United Methodist Church in Evansville, Indiana, is unusual because the original, still-standing church building started not as a church, but as a multipurpose building. In 1831, the people in the little...
Stockwell UMC

Stockwell UMC

In 2003, Pastor Mark Hill had a vision that their church should expand by building a family life center. The leadership got behind that vision and they dedicated the Williams Family Life Center in 2004. Just three years later, in June of 2007, tragedy struck! Their...
Monticello UMC

Monticello UMC

On January 8, 2017, Monticello United Methodist Church celebrated the dedication of the large new addition to their church. Pastor Brian Beeks described the day as an Ebenezer moment for their congregation. (In the Old Testament there was a practice of raising a...
Ft. Wayne Taylor Chapel UMC

Ft. Wayne Taylor Chapel UMC

In the early morning hours of December 31, 2012, fire alarms sounded from Taylor Chapel’s sanctuary. It was on fire.  Even though the majority of their facilities were saved, the sanctuary sustained tremendous damage. It was a total loss. Sadly, the sanctuary was...
Marion Oak Chapel UMC

Marion Oak Chapel UMC

Oak Chapel UMC (a rural church, just East of Marion, IN) has a great United Methodist history! The congregation still worships in the original building, built in 1876. Over the years, this building has touched many lives. It’s hosted all of life’s big events;...
North Manchester UMC

North Manchester UMC

On April 3rd, the church celebrated a long labor of love. Building Committee Chair, Jim Smith, shared the story at their recent Dedication Service: It began with a dream that had been percolating for many, many years.  In 2012, they started talking seriously about a...
Marion Sunnycrest UMC

Marion Sunnycrest UMC

It all started with the discovery of structural instability in an older addition to their church. There was no doubt that it had to be torn down, but their dream was to replace it with a 3,000+ square foot new addition that would consist of classrooms, a larger and...