Ministries
Blanket Ministry

Sleeping Pads for the Homeless

This ministry is a partnership between Winamac First UMC and Roberts Park UMC. The following was written by Barbara Kleinofen of Winamac First UMC:     In the fall of 2015 a friend posted on FACEBOOK that the local DAR (Daughter's of the American Revolution) group was making sleeping pads for the homeless and needed more plastic grocery bags and Mary was willing to receive the bags at her home - so,  the word was put...
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Mission Guatemala 2017

Mission Guatemala is a United Methodist organization dedicated to helping meet the basic needs and improve the quality of life of under-served and impoverished Guatemalan peoples through health, education and nutrition initiatives. In 2011 and again in 2014, groups from Roberts Park spent a week learning and serving with Mission Guatemala, and another trip is being planned for November of this year. Our Loose Change and Mission Offerings for the month of October will go to support this year’s...
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Shalom Daycare

Welcome to Roberts Park UMC’s Shalom Daycare Ministry.  You are an important and essential part of this daycare ministry. It is our hope that in all your interactions with the children and the other staff members, you will be guided by the philosophy in the Missions statement and in the Goals of the Shalom daycare ministry:   MISSION STATEMENT All young children deserve to grow up in a safe, nurturing environment.  Thus, the ‘Shalom Daycare Ministry’ interacts with...
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Compassionate Urban & World Outreach

Soup's On Food Ministry Soup's On is a food ministry of Roberts Park UMC. Soup's On began over twenty years ago and since that time it has served nearly 150,000 warm meals with warmhearted hospitality to downtown neighbors in need. Read more about this ministry and volunteer opportunities ........ ...
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Local and Global

Around the world - Mission Guatemala 2011 and 2014 In October, 2011, Pastor Kim King and nine members of Roberts Park departed Indianapolis International Airport for Guatemala. The team traveled to Panajachel and San Andres Semetabaj to volunteer at Mission Guatemala. Guatemala is one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere. Many families around San Andres Semetabaj are now enjoying the convenience of cooking on a stove for the first time in their lives! The Roberts...
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Weddings

Located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis and one of the city's most renowned and beloved landmarks, Roberts Park United Methodist Church is an ideal, beautiful setting for your wedding. We welcome to our church all couples who wish to be married in the sight of God. ...
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Homeless Jesus

The "Homeless Jesus" sculpture invites reflection and action to address community needs in Indianapolis. Roberts Park, in association with other Indianapolis service agencies, has installed an extraordinary piece of public art to promote awareness and support for the homeless population of central Indiana on its property in the downtown area. Hear a recent NPR interview with Rev. Dr. Andrew Scanlan-Holmes about this project: https://hereandnow.wbur.org/2015/12/03/homeless-jesus-statue Along with partners Wheeler Mission Ministries,...
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Building Use

With our central location in the heart of the city, available off-street parking, and large historic building, we are an appealing venue for events of various types. We consider it a ministry to make our space available at minimum cost, particularly for non-profit organizations.  Some organizations use our facilities on a regular basis, including several AA and NA groups, a training class for marathon runners and walkers, and the Circle City Stompers Clown Band, which...
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Neighborhood Assistance

Through our Neighborhood Assistance program, we lend a helping hand to hundreds of our neighbors each year. Our public assistance day is Monday only; please arrive between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. to sign in; we can assist the first ten people signed in each week, beginning at about 8:45am Below are the three specific areas in which we provide assistance: Birth Certificates from any state We provide the necessary state form, a check made out...
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Soup’s On Food Ministry

Soup's On is a food ministry of Roberts Park and is in its second decade of service to our community.  Since 1999, Soup's On has prepared and served nearly 150,000 meals to our neighbors in need. Every Sunday, approximately 250 guests come to eat and spend time together  enjoying a safe and comfortable dining environment. Teams of volunteers organized by area churches and other local groups work from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm to set...