Fellowship Opportunities

“We have many fellowship opportunities for our congregation and as an outreach to the community. Wonderful Wednesdays happen during the school year and offer a free meal at 5:00 followed by activities, discussions, and Bible studies for all ages, children through adults.”

Common Ground Worship Night

An evening of prayer for our community and nation, along with worship.  Common Ground Worship Night happens the second(2nd) Saturday of each month at 6pm.

Children's Church

During our 9am service we offer Children’s Church which is available to those in kindergarten through 5th grade.  In Children’s Church we have a Bible lesson, time of prayer, fellowship, and more all while earning Church Blessings.

Sunshine Gang

Our Sunshine Gang is a fellowship ministry of traveling and gathering once a month to share in love and friendship.  The second Thursday of each month the Sunshine Gang gathers for an activity in our local area.  Generally, the gathering is a lunch accompanied with a visit to a special location of interest.   The details to each upcoming event is publicized in the monthly church newsletter, weekly enews, and the Sunday bulletin.  You can sign up to attend these events by calling the church office, or by placing a check on the Sunday morning attendance card and placing it in the offering plate.  We hope to see you at one of the upcoming friendly events with our Golden Seniors.

Yearly Congregational Opportunities

Current Committees
Board of Trustees
Pastor Staff Parish
Church Council
Hostess Committee

Seasonal Activities
Lent- 20 Minutes with God
Every Wednesday at 12:00 during lent– Service and light lunch

Church Picnic
Summer Fellowship and Food

Trunk or Treat
Intergenerational Community Outreach


Worship Opportunities
Sunday Morning

8:00– Casual Worship Service
in the Chapel with Praise Choir

9:00– Contemporary Worship Service
in Friendship Hall with Praise Team Worship Band- Coffee and cookie fellowship time (Children’s Church is offered for children in grades K-5th)

10:30– Traditional Worship Service
in the Sanctuary with Chancel Choir 

Nursery available during all three services

Drama Ministry
meets on Thursdays when needed to plan drama’s for worship.

“Come, let us bow down
in worship,
    let us kneel before the
Lord our Maker;”
Psalm 95:6

Adult opportunities for Spiritual Growth, Mission, and Fellowship

The Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church will make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
1225 Michigan Ave
LaPorte, IN
(219) 362-2443


Spiritual Growth

Sunday School Classes
9:00 Current Events Class meets in the library.  They discuss how to bring their faith into the events of today’s society.
9:00 Book Study Class meets in the room behind the chapel.  They use books and videos to discuss Biblical topics.
10:30 Upper Room Class meets in the downstairs gathering room.  They use the Upper Room Devotional as a basis for  weekly discussions.

Book Study Class 6:30 in the parlor. They use books and videos to discuss Biblical topics.

Disciple Bible Study I 12:00 every other week in the library. This 36 week class goes through 80% of the Bible and covers all of the major aspects of scripture.

Holy Land Bible Study
6:00 led by Pastor Bob Vale, Pastor Evan Lash, and Shivaun Garber.


Prayerfully Made – Prayer Shawl Ministry is spearheaded by UMW (please contact the UMW president if interested)

We provide a loving symbol of comfrot to church family adn friends, blankets/quilt to honor newly baptizied babies into out church family, adn prayer squares for ongoing shoe box ministry adn mission trips throughout the year.

Congregational Care Team – Ministry that provides love and support to church members. Shepherds are the Hands of Christ reaching out and serving in our congregation.

Bringing Worship Outside of the Church

Brentwood Assisted Living Songfest – 2nd Friday every month at 10:00
gathering to sing and have fun remembering songs from their formative years.

Brentwood Assisted Living Worship and Communion Celebration – 4th Monday every month at 1:30

Oak Woods Manor Worship – 2nd Thursday every month at 9:30



3:00– 5:00 in the parlor, Intergenerational activity to connect while playing dominoes.

Grace Café
5:00-6:00 free dinner and fellowship for families– freewill donations accepted.  This occurs during the school year.


Game Night– – 3rd Friday of every month at 6:00 We provide games or people bring their own board games or cards to play– a fun time to gather and connect while playing games.

United Methodist Women- – UMW focus on mission and current topics in our society.

Wesley Ann Circle meets the 3rd Monday of every month at 12:30.

United Methodist Men- – Meet the 4th Thursday of the month for a dinner meeting.  Speakers come to inform the group about ways they can act on mission opportunities.