Missions at Castleton UMC

Making life better for our neighbors and world

Local Partners

Global Partners

Prayer Vigil at Lake Castleton Apartments

The church is at its best when it’s meeting the needs of the people around it.

Here at Castleton UMC, we prioritize meeting the real needs of our neighbors and the world. Whether supporting local food pantries, working with community organizations, traveling to places like Guatemala, or simply holding prayer vigils, we believe Jesus calls us to make lives better by meeting people’s needs.

Our Local Partners

Fletcher Place Community Center

Fletcher Place Community Center

Fletcher Place Community Center exists to break the cycle of poverty through hope, compassion, and renewal. We compassionately provide programs to ease the burden of low to moderate income individuals who struggle with life’s basic needs.

Skiles Test Elementary School

Skiles Test Elementary School

At Skiles Test Elementary School, students receive a well-rounded education with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math.

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Indiana Immunization Coalition

Since the beginning, IIC has served as an advocate for Indiana families, health care providers, and local & state health departments striving to increase vaccination rates in Indiana. Through education, advocacy, and collaboration with public and private groups, IIC is on the front lines of reducing vaccine-preventable diseases in Indiana.

Generosity creates reciprocity, especially for local businesses. You don't need a huge marketing budget to make your small business known in your community. All you need is some time and a desire to help others. A great way to get your name out there if you're a local business is by participating in the good others are already doing. For example, a dozen or so staff from Community Health Network have served the last few weeks at the mobile food bank I help lead. It costs their employer basically nothing for them to leave work a couple of hours early, and it positions them as a compassionate brand in our community. Sure, CHN is a huge employer in our city, and they have some requirements for staff to do community service hours. But... What is stopping your small business from doing the same? Spend a few hours each month doing some good in your community. It's a great way to meet new people, grow your network, and endear yourself and your business to your neighbors. It's also simply a good thing to do. Share your work on social media, or even better, let the organizations you partner with share it (it's always better when others talk about how great you are). Here are a few ideas to consider if you live in Indianapolis. Similar opportunities exist wherever you live and can be found with a simple Google search. - Distribute food with Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana - Help with beautification work with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. - Help refugees with Exodus Refugee Immigration - Mentor youth through outdoor adventure with Camptown, Inc. - Spruce up homes with NeighborLink Indianapolis - Build new homes with Habitat for Humanity of Indiana - Help end youth homelessness with Outreach Indiana There are a million other opportunities out there for you and your business. People want to support organizations that participate in the transformation of their community.

McKenzie Center for Innovation and Technology

Available to students from Lawrence Central and Lawrence North, the McKenzie Center for Innovation & Technology (MCIT) houses state-of-the-art equipment and materials in the classrooms and labs. MCIT embraces rigorous academic programs and diverse technological career courses.

Family Promise

Family Promise

Family Promise works to Transform the lives of families experiencing homelessness. Because every child deserves a home.

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc

Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana, Inc

Since 1980, Gleaners Food Bank has developed programs and formed partnerships designed to lead the fight against hunger in central Indiana.

North Shadeland Alliance

North Shadeland Alliance

The North Shadeland Alliance advocates for residents and organizations in the area surrounding Shadeland Avenue between 82nd and Fall Creek.

Crestview Elementary School

Crestview Elementary School

Crestview Elementary School of Communication get hands-on experience in broadcasting in the state-of-the-art digital television studio.

Harrison Hill Elementary School

Harrison Hill Elementary School

Harrison Hill School of Inquiry and Performing Arts engages students in real-life projects that enhance their understanding of academic standards by applying these skills to real world contexts. Students are taught how to communicate their knowledge through artistic expression. Opportunities include: band, orchestra, dance, drama, art, and choir.

The Cupboard of Lawrence Township

The Cupboard of Lawrence Township

Community Cupboard of Lawrence is a food pantry that serves Lawrence Township residents in need of assistance.

Our Global Partners

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Mission Guatemala

Mission Guatemala help meet the basic needs and improve the quality of life of under-served Guatemalan people through health, education, and nutrition initiatives and meaningful missionary service.

United Methodist Committee on Relief - UMCOR

United Methodist Committee on Relief - UMCOR

As the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Committee on Relief – UMCOR – assists United Methodists and churches to become involved globally in direct ministry to persons in need.

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