• How far are you willing to go?

    This past Saturday I participated in yet another bicycle ride. Yes, I really do love riding my bicycle. There is so much to love…good exercise, a simple form of transportation, and a great way to meet new friends. When I … Continue reading →


    July 1st marked the beginning of a new conference year for all United Methodist clergy/congregations. This past Sunday some churches were told the news that their pastor(s) were appointed for another year while other congregations heard a sermon from a … Continue reading →

  • Why am I so tired…oh, that is why!

    My family and I decided to watch the Pirates of the Caribbean movies and we just finished watching the second movie of the series. There is a part in the movie where Captain Jack Sparrow says, “why is the rum … Continue reading →

  • Back At It

    Over the past few months I have taken a break from writing and posting do to a season of business in my life. Honestly, I have enjoyed the break but I am now ready to get back to posting, sharing, … Continue reading →

  • Suffering Came to My House

    As a totally unwelcome guest in the middle of the night, suffering came to my house. Like a thief, his goal was to rob my life of meaning and contentment, and steal all of my joy. Suffering is sometimes mean, and he seems to revel in my tears and my...

  • Mission Guatemala Trip – Summer of 2018

    Mission Guatemala Trip  Summer of 2018 June 9-17, 2018 ABOUT MISSION GUATEMALA Mission Guatemala started in 2009 by Tom Heaton, a UMC clergy from the Indiana Conference and one of the missionaries we support as a congregation. The goal of Mission Guatemala is to improve the quality of life for...

  • Salvation Army Staff Band coming to Castleton UMC

    The Below is an article originally published by The Salvation Army: The Salvation Army Chicago Staff Band is making a rare appearance in Indianapolis for two exclusive concerts on March 25, 2017. The first concert will be in one of the most beautiful performance spaces in the State of Indiana,...

  • Bishop Trimble Preaching February 26, 2017

    Bishop Julius C. Trimble will be preaching at Castleton UMC for both services on February 26, 2017. We hope you are able to join us!   Bishop Julius C. Trimble   Julius Calvin Trimble was born in Chicago, Illinois. He is the fourth of six children born to John Trimble...

  • Ash Wednesday Services – 7AM, Noon, 7PM

    We will have three Ash Wednesday services this year. The 7AM service will be held in the Prayer Chapel in the Ministries Center. The Noon Service will be a shorter(roughly 30 minutes) service to accommodate people’s lunch breaks, and will be held in the Sanctuary. The 7PM will be a...