Castleton UMC Blog
Spiritual Reflection and Growth
New Communications Processes
A detailed breakdown of our communications processes at Castleton United Methodist Church.
Enjoy Each Other and Laugh Often
I have been noticing lately how there is a lot of conversation in the hallways of Castleton UMC along with a lot of laughter. This is true on Sunday mornings, but it’s also true during the week. Our staff spends a lot of time together. We enjoy each other’s company. We discuss, we work, and we laugh often.
Responding to Gun Violence as Easter People
Our street, our city, and our nation doesn’t have live like this. As followers of our risen Lord Jesus, we must respond to this violence. As I have shared before, I fully believe that we are to be witnesses of peace and prayer in our community. This is an important step to take, but our prayer should also lead us into action.
The Year of Reimagining
During the year 2023, we are focusing on the theme of reimagining. So far this year we have reflected on discernment, how we recognize and respond to the presence and activity of God in our lives, and we have gone deeper in the Gospel of Luke. Over the summer and into...
Holy Week: Be Still and Know
“Be still and know that I am God.” -Psalm 46:1 Every season seems to be rushed. Whether we’re talking about Christmas, preparing for Easter celebrations, or any other season that comes about, it’s easy to feel bombarded with things to do and accomplish. It’s true that...
We’re All on the Welcoming Committee
We all have a role to play in inviting, welcoming, and showing hospitality to every person who walks through the doors of our church. In doing so, we may be welcoming angels without knowing it.
Opening Prayer for Indiana State Senate Session
Yesterday afternoon, Pastor Matt Landry had the opportunity to open the day’s legislative session at the Indiana Statehouse with prayer.
He prayed, in part…
“…over those who are in the offices that govern our state, our Senators, Representatives, and our Governor. May you guide them in their service that they would make wise decisions which are always in the best interests of all people—decisions that bring equality and justice for all, and would create a state everyone knows they are valued, cared for, and celebrated within all their diversity. May we foster an environment where we respect the unique dignity of every person.”
Advocating for Mental Health Funding in Indiana
We’re called to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God. Let’s do our part and advocate for mental health funding in our state.
Praying for Peace
How can we respond to the violence that is happening across our city? We begin with prayer at home, at church, and wherever we are. We pray in those places where violence has occurred, and we show up, are present, and are witnesses for peace.