North is an Open, Inclusive, and Welcoming Church
We affirm that through God’s redeeming love, all are one in Christ. YOU are welcome at North.
North United Methodist Church is an inclusive and reconciling community. We welcome all regardless of race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, domestic or marital status, physical or mental ability, economic status, political affiliation, faith history, education and all other ways in which we are human.
We believe that all have received God’s love and grace. We seek to transform our church and world into the full expression of Christ’s inclusive love. We celebrate the diversity of North Church
We respect the inherent worth and valuable contributions that each member makes to the Body of Christ
As we journey toward reconciliation, we proclaim this statement of welcome to all who have known the pain of exclusion and discrimination within the church. We welcome all persons to full participation in the life and ministries of North United Methodist Church.
Some priorities include:
- Homeless & Economically Challenged: North Church strives to help the neighborhood residents by increasing access to food (such as the Bread & Bowl program, Farmers Market and our partnership with Mid-North Food Pantry), helping combat homelessness (through our partnership with Interfaith Hospitality Network) and ensuring our neighborhood school, IPS #43 has the support it needs to succeed.
- LGBTQ Community: As a member of the Reconciling Ministries Network within the United Methodist Church, we believe in the full inclusion of persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities as a vital expression of our Wesleyan heritage and Christ-centered faith. The Affirming Group and the Reconciling Ministries Network-North are North groups with a special focus on the LGBTQ community. To learn more about the biblical and theological foundation of our witness, please read “North Church and the LGBTQ Believer.”
- Prisoners & Ex-Offenders: The Faith Care Team within North Church in combination with program partners like Use What You’ve Got Ministry, Beyond the Bridges and Journey Beyond Redemption strive to ensure prisoners, ex-offenders and their families are supported.
- Special Needs/Mental Health: The Special Needs ministry strives to provide fellowship, friendship, support and Christian worship experiences for children and adults of all abilities, including an annual Christmas celebration for individuals with special needs residing in the Indianapolis area. The Mental Health ministry encourages mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness through educational materials and programs.
There are many other North groups that serve:
- Children & Family
- Young Adults
To learn more about how North Church supports its church family and those in the community, click here for a short video.