Christian discipleship and formation is the lifelong process of growing in relationship with God, self, others, and all creation, becoming transformed into the people God wants us to be. Lifelong Christian discipleship and formation describes the many processes by which we live into our Baptismal promises. It encompasses a broad set of activities, supported by a rich array of communities and institutions, serving people throughout the lifespan. At North Church there is a place for everyone to belong and grow more deeply in their relationship with God.
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Care and Nurture
The Care and Nurture Team seeks to provide care and resources that promote emotional, physical and spiritual health for our congregation and those living in the community. Pastoral care is provided during the times of life that bring joy, or those that are challenging and sometimes painful. Lay visitation is provided by volunteer church members who visit members who may be homebound or living in retirement communities or skilled nursing facilities. Bereavement care is provided for families at the time of death and during funeral services held at the church. Resources are provided that shed light on particular needs and interests within the church and community.
Check the “Happenings” in weekly church bulletins, our weekly e-newsletter, and social media for events that promote health and wholeness for our church and the community.
For additional information, contact Pastor Diane Gattone.
Our women’s ministry supports women in their relationship with God so that through spiritual friendships, mentoring, modeling, and teaching one another, we might experience the freedom to become all that God intends us to be. You are invited to participate in the various expressions of this important ministry.
United Methodist Women
United Methodist Women (UMW) is the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members worldwide whose mission is to foster spiritual growth, develop leaders, and advocate for justice. Members raise up to $20 million each year for programs and projects related to women, children, and youth in the United States and in more than 100 countries around the world. There are two UMW groups at North: Miriam Circle and Women of Lydia. For more information about United Methodist Women, click here.
The Miriam Circle meets in the Parlor at noon on the fourth Thursday of the month (except for June and July) for lunch, project planning, and programs focused on the UMW’s mission. Meetings are open to all interested in joining the group. One of the circle’s main projects is supporting the Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home in Lebanon, Ind.
The Women of Lydia
The Women of Lydia meet in the Parlor at 7 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month (except June and July). Open to women of all ages, the group supports each other through discussions of current topics, studies, and mission work ranging from collecting supplies for emergency aid kits for women and families affected by disasters to hosting meals celebrating our youth.
North Church’s young adults ministry is specifically for those age 18-30 who are no longer in high school. These fellowship events focus on establishing and developing friendships between those in this diverse age group, which consists of individuals going through many different life experiences such as:
- college, graduate school, and/or the work force;
- military service and/or training;
- single, dating, and/or married, and are
- living with family, and/or owning or renting their own places.
We are always looking for new ideas, opportunities and volunteers to help make North Church youth ministry and young adult ministry even better.
If you’d like to attend or help make these events happen, please e-mail Cory Unthank.