Showing posts from October, 2015

A Letter from Pastor Mark - November

Dear Friends, By now, I hope you have noticed that my monthly newsletter over the past few months is about how the church can become a missional movement.Review: a missional movement is when every disciple who is a part of the church is so in love with Jesus that they live his message in everything they do, and Christ’s message goes viral passed on from person to person. In order for the church to become a missional, movement it must contain missional DNA or mDNA.The six elements composing mDNA are the following: ·Jesus is Lord ·


With the help of social workers from Perry Township Schools, Jubilee Families have been identified and now matched with their Hosts from SUMC. Hosts have made their initialcontact with their Jubilee Family, and together they have composed a list of the children’ssuggestions and needs for Christmas. 
You are invited to be involved with the Jubilee Ministry, and there is a variety of ways in which you can participate.During November, starting Thursday the 5th, the Jubilee Team will be available at the Next Steps table in the Gathering Place on Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings.Here are a few options for you to consider: Assist with clothes shopping on Saturday, December 5, starting at 7:30 a.m. at Burlington at US 31 and Stop 11.Join Jubilee Families and Hosts in selecting clothing items for the children with the cost covered by our Faith Promise fund.
Help with Jubilee Day set up on Friday morning, December 11. There will be lots oftask-oriented things to finish in preparation for the…

United Methodist Women

“Welcomed by God, Welcoming All” This is the United Methodist Women of Indiana theme for this year.We are convicted to welcoming all.These ideals date back to 1869 when eight women founded the UMW organization.In the last 146 years, UMW has continued to recognize injustices for women and children.UMW continues to support the human family by giving both time and resources from the abundance that God has given us. We are committed to support “Welcomed by God, Welcome All” by offering UMW groups that embrace this principle.We offer Faith, Hope, and Love in action by extending ourselves in

"Twas the Light Before Christmas


JOY Travelers heading to Beef House December 19

The JOY (Just Older Youth) Travelers are headed to the Beef House in Covington, Indiana, Saturday, December 19, for the David and Jennifer Woodrow Matinee Show.The show is a blend of Holiday hits andfavorite sacred selections. The cost of $60 per person includes the luxury motor coach ride, a traditional holiday meal and entertainment. The bus begins loading at 8:45 a.m. at the Southport Church of the Nazarene, 920 E.Southprot Road, and will leave by 9:15 a.m.Coffee and a breakfast roll will be available at 8 a.m. in the lower level of the church.Arrival back at the church will be approximately 5 p.m. Checks are to be made payable to Herbert Bierce. For more information please contactHerberta at 317-748-1256 or or Billie Hunteman 317-783-7502 or