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Important Flood Relief Message
As an update to our flood relief efforts in the South Bend area we want to share with you the great work that UMCOR has begun in South Bend, but also the needs that continue to exist.  With 1,000 homes affected, we are still left with some homes that need to be mucked out before the repairs and re-building can begin. We are looking for people who can help clean out basements by hauling boxes and other items from people's basements. This is an opportunity for the Church to step forward and fill the void that is left preventing us from moving forward. 
You can help by signing up to volunteer.  It's an easy process to volunteer, just send an email to giving us name, contact information and availability and our volunteer coordinators will respond.  
This is the current information we have. We are working on a phone number that can be used to volunteer if you do not have email access. -- Missions Team
New Fall Classes
Griefshare: New 13-week session begins Sept. 7. Learn more.
Ladies Bible Study: Begins Sept. 12 & 14. Learn more.

Fruitful Congregations Journey

We are involved in a hope creating, a love infusing, a faith extending, a joy filling adventure in Mishawaka and Michiana! Events being in November. Learn more.

"This fall, our Fruitful Congregation Journey experiences will provide you an opportunity to see our current ministry reality, embrace our mission for Jesus and identify our Mishawaka 1st pathway to life enlightening and life energizing experiences for Jesus and God’s vision!" Read more on Pastor Rick's reflections from the August Carillon.

Scholarship Opportunity

Learn more about the Geneva E. and Genevieve A. Long Teacher Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Missions Group Supporting Cancer Patients

Learn about the blessing baskets we are creating and find out how to get involved.

Director of Children's Ministries Job Opening

Read the full description here.

Preschool Enrollment for Fall Now Open

Enroll your child for our preschool, which begins in September. Sign-up now.

Worship Warm Up

Warming up, preparing for worship, increases the powerful presence you become as you present worship to the audience of one, God. Get this week's details.

In September...

Men's Bible Study (ongoing)

Walking and Yoga

Ladies Bible Study


We are here for you 'round the clock

If you are in need of emergency pastoral care after regular office hours (such as a death in the family or a crisis), please call 574-255-4707, choose option 4 and leave a voice mail with all the pertinent information. A message will be automatically sent to our pastoral staff who will get in touch with you.