Steeped in a long history with the University of Indianapolis, University Heights UMC continues to strive to minister to the faculty, staff, students at the University of Indianapolis and the surrounding community while also continuing to maintain and grow a congregation of members and constituents who pray, learn and worship together through worship services, prayer groups, Bible Studies, etc.
Sharing Christ: Love, Hope, Joy
As a compass helps guide and direct an earthly journey, UHUMC's Christ centered compass guides our spiritual journey. We accomplish this through a six-part pathway to discipleship that includes worship, education, fellowship, outreach, administration and embracing - being the hands and feet of Christ.
Our church is a church of diversity; however, we have one common goal to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Our volunteers have the opportunity to choose from various positions. Here are a few of the volunteer positions:
Sunday Mornings - sound board operator, liturgist, children message giver, choir, bell choir, acolyte, usher, video operator, teacher, musician...
Other days of the week - BIBs Pantry worker, Community lunch helper, counter, etc.
OUR COMMITMENT TO BEING
AN ANTI-RACIST CONGREGATION
September 2, 2021
As followers of Jesus Christ, we embrace his teachings of justice, compassion, and freedom embodied in John 13:34.
“A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”
We affirm that we are all equal children of God worthy of love and respect.
Racism is real, present and in opposition of what God intends for humanity. We acknowledge hardships, obstacles and violence perpetuated against people of color. We see how unfair advantages are offered to some and not others. We observe how welcome and compassion is limited to those we deem like ourselves. We not only reject but will work against all forms of racial intolerance and inequity.
As both a congregation, and as individuals, we commit to examining our hearts and histories for the presence of racism. We will educate ourselves about the reality of racism in our personal relationships and societal structures. We will discuss and discern how to more fully “love one another” through the celebration of differences. We will speak out against racist behavior and rhetoric. We will commit to doing the work needed to be an anti-racist congregation and build an inclusive community that honors and respects the human dignity of all people.
FIND YOUR FAITH
Finding or renewing your faith is a personal journey that we are here to help you with through the use of scripture and experiences. Starla, Peggy and Nancy express how the scriptures have influenced their journey with Christ and the church.