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.”

Youth Activities

“Youth activities include weekly meetings, mission trips, camp, and other special activities. Our focus is to have a safe, positive place for teens to come and connect with each other and with God.”

Parents Night Out

“Parents Night Out is the first Saturday of every month 5:00- 8:30. This free activity includes stories, games, crafts, videos, and dinner. Parents can enjoy a night out knowing their children are having fun in a safe and loving place.”

Youth Mission Trips

“Youth mission trips and events are a big part of our youth ministry. It gives the teens an opportunity to grow and serve- and have fun, too!”

Senior Ministry

Our Golden Senior Ministry is a fellowship ministry of traveling and gathering once a month to share in love and friendship.  The second Thursday of each month the Golden Senior Ministry 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
Finance
Pastor Staff Parish
Relations
Nominating
Worship
Newcomers
Mission
Education
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
October 29, 2017
Intergenerational Community Outreach

Thanksgiving Dinner
Church Family Thanksgiving Celebration the Sunday before Thanksgiving

Women’s Appreciation Luncheon–
First Thursday of December fellowship luncheon

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 (Sunday School for adults and children)

10:30– Traditional Worship Service
in the Sanctuary with Chancel Choir (Sunday School for adults and children)

Nursery provided 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
www.laportefumc.org
(219) 362-2443

Director of Adult Ministries
JoEllyn Chadwick
(219) 363-5061
lordsquilter@yahoo.com

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.

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

Wednesday
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.

Mission

Prayerfully Made – Prayer Shawl Ministry meets the 3rd Monday of every month at 10:00 in the library.
We provide a loving symbol of comfort to church family and friends, blankets/ quilts to honor newly baptized babies into our church family, and prayer squares for ongoing shoe box ministry and 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

Fellowship

Wednesday

Dominoes
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

Monthly

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.
Abigail Circle meets the 2nd Friday of every month at 6:00.
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.