Fletcher Place

Find out about our beginnings

With roots in the United Methodist Church, in 1872 we started as a small outreach in the south side of downtown Indianapolis.  Since then our dedication has been to ease the pain and struggle of poverty and hunger for families, the homeless, and youth.

58 years later our preschool program began so we could begin helping young children get an education when financial limits may have stopped them in other circumstances.

Taking what we have to accomplish so much

With an operating budget around $400,000 we are capable of doing a lot with a little. 8 full-time employees and 4 part-time employees alone with thousands of volunteers handle all of our outreach programs, including 24,000 hot meals and 42,000 meals worth of groceries. 30 children were a part of our early childhood education programs and 75 youth participated in Art in the City.

Helping families throughout the community

Every member of the community matters, and we strive to provide the support, help, and encouragement some families need to overcome financial struggles.

Castleton is proud to support Fletcher place through our generous giving of money, time and talents. Items donated during IN Gathering at Castleton are taken to Fletcher Place for distribution to the families they serve.

Link:  fletcherplacecc.org

Barnes UMC


We believe God wants us to be a community of believers, which seeks to win souls for Christ through prayer, study, worship and fellowship.

As “Disciples of Christ”, we seek to serve all people through nurturing, witness and outreach.


To be a passion driven congregation committed to Christian service, seeking to help transform the community by winning the unchurched to Christ, and leading people to a Christian lifestyle.

Castleton is proud to support Barnes UMC.  Items donated during IN Gathering at Castleton are taken to Barnes UMC for distribution to the families they serve.

Link: barnesumcindy.org