North Manchester United Methodist Church
North Manchester United Methodist Church

Mission & Outreach

A number of recent critiques of the way we do Christian mission, “When Helping Hurts,” “Toxic Charity,” “Dead Aid” and others, have caused us to take a hard look at the way we’ve engaged in missions. Our Missions Committee not only supports missions financially, but we have folks from our congregation who are actively involved in each project. Our objective is that we not just meet basic needs, but that we walk alongside people and help move them toward long-term sustainability.

2024 Second Mile Mission Giving

North Manchester UMC offers two pathways for your Second Mile Missions Giving:


Monthly Emphasis

Each month, NMUMC offers a particular mission emphasis for your second mile giving. 


UM Special Sunday Offerings

United Methodist Special Sundays are designated Sundays throughout the year that provide opportunities for giving. These special offerings are earmarked to support specific ministries in Indiana and around the world.


Click below to open or download the current Second Mils Mission Giving brochure.


2024 Second Mile Mission Giving Brochure
2024 second mile brochure.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.3 MB]

Local Missions

Blessings in a Backpack is a results-oriented program. This unique outreach is designed to feed elementary school children whose families qualify for the federal Free and Reduced Price Meal program, and have little to no food on the weekends. Better test scores, improved reading skills, positive behavior, improved health and increased attendance have all been attributed to the success of this program.


Our church supports the local program financially and by volunteering to help pack the backpacks.



The North Manchester Fellowship of Churches is the "umbrella" under which many services are provided to those in need. The following programs are supported by volunteers and financed through donations from individuals, churches and business. These are community wide efforts.

  • REACH: Provides help with utilities, rent, gas and other expenses 
  • FOOD PANTRY: Financial donations, donations of food items and contributions from area and state food banks/programs
  • THRIFT SHOP: The Thrift Shop accepts donations of clean clothing and household items (no furniture) and then sells them. The sales from the Thrift Shop help support other areas of the Fellowship of Churches
  • THURSDAY'S CHILD: Provides diapers, formula and other supplies for infants
  • SOUP SUPPERS: These twice monthly meals are prepared and served by various churches and organizations.
  • THE OPEN TABLE PROGRAM: Transforming poverty through community
  • FUN FEST HYMN SING: A community hymn sing during the annual street fair
  • GOOD FRIDAY AND THANKSGIVING SERVICES: These services are community wide worshiP

Contact Us

North Manchester United Methodist Church

306 E 2nd St.

North Manchester, IN



Phone: 260.982.7537


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