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Participate in the SCII Cluster Lenten Prayer Walk on April 9

Come and join with others in the final week of Lent to pray together. The walk will begin at Holliday Park Nature Center (6363 Spring Mill Road, Indianapolis IN) on Sunday, April 9, from 1:30-4:00 p.m.
When we pray together God stirs us to take our prayers beyond the walls of our church buildings.
The walk begins at the Holliday Park Nature Center where you will join with a small group of walkers. Four stations will be set up on an easily walkable path to stop and share prayers for the work of our church in this world. Return to the Nature Center for light refreshments and fellowship. Join when you can! Small groups will be gathering and walking throughout the afternoon.
This event is organized by the SCII Cluster and includes the following churches: Abundant Harvest, Bethel, Broad Ripple, Church of the Saviour, East 10th Street, Horizons of Faith, Meridian, Union Chapel, and University UMC.

For more information, contact Jody Gifford at

Flight from Syria: Refugee Stories

On Sunday, March 26, over 250 people gathered to listen to the stories of our Syrian refugee neighbors. Meridian Street UMC thanked the Syrian Refugee Support - Indianapolis  for co-sponsoring and to Exodus Refugee Immigration and the Immigrant Welcome Center for attending.

Click HERE to read the reflections of one family in particular, who gave an important testimony on loss and suffering.

Click HERE  for the story from WTHR-TV Indianapolis.

If you wish to learn more, you may connect with the Immigrant Welcome Center and Exodus Refugee where volunteers are needed! 

$1600 Raised for Youth Ministry Grants at Kickoff Lenten Breakfast

On Saturday, March 4, at Castleton UMC, over 100 people gathered for the Metro Ministries Kickoff Lenten Breakfast, a morning of fellowship, learning, and food! Castleton's staff and volunteers provided wonderful hospitality. Jim Bushfield, Central District Superintendent, and Bert Kite, Senior Pastor of Castleton UMC, opened with a message of welcome and prayer.

Rev. Ronnie Bell gave the message, and Tom Shryock, Metro Ministries Board President, shared how the Lenten Offering that was taken will be used for 2017 Youth Ministry Grants. After receiving additional offerings in the mail, the final amount raised was $1600! Three Central District Lenten Breakfast Groups will continue the Lenten Breakfast Series; find out more HERE.  Check out more photos on Metro Ministries Facebook page.

$300 Raised for Youth Ministry Grants at Mt. Auburn Lenten Breakfast

On Saturday, March 11, at Mt. Auburn UMC, Lisa Morris shared the many ways that Metro Ministries connects resources to ministries within Central Indiana churches. 

Metro Ministries provides youth ministry grants to eligible organizations, connects volunteers with ministries in need, and educates on outreach within the community and the district. 

There were 42 persons in attendance and almost all of the churches in Johnson County were represented at this Lenten Breakfast, hosted by Mt. Auburn United Methodist Men. 

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The outreach arm of the Central District, The United Methodist Church

Connecting ministries to resources and resources to ministries.

Connecting with United Methodist Churches and Community Ministries for the purpose of "making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World."


Check out the website info, Connect and Volunteer today

Brightwood Community Center For Volunteer Opportunities Contact Izera McAfee-Day at 317-546-8200 or

Fletcher Place Community Center's "how you can help" list.

Vida Nueva Ministries 

Roberts Park Soups On - Wish List

East Tenth Children & Youth Fundraising Events

Complete list of Central District Advance Specials