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Church Ministries

Outreach Ministries
Children’s Ministries
Music Ministries
Group Ministries

Outreach Ministries

Food Pantry

  • The vision of the North Judson Food Pantry is that no one in North Judson area goes hungry. We work in cooperation with other community groups who refer individuals with food needs to the food pantry. If you, or someone you know, is in need of food, our Food Pantry (located in the church basement) is open the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month from 1:00-4:00 p.m. 
  • If you would like to volunteer contact Jose Marquez (574-806-7064) or the church office (574-896-5927). Volunteers are needed to organize the pantry, work in the pantry and help with the pickup and unloading of food from various food banks. This is a wonderful opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus and show the love of God in a tangible way!

Free Lunch

  • Once a month the church hosts a “Free Lunch” in Fellowship Hall.  It is open for anyone to fellowship and socialize and enjoy a good meal! The dates change from month to month, but usually it is on the last Saturday of the month from 11:00 am-1:00 pm. Check the Event Calendar dates and times!
  • If you would like to volunteer contact the church office (574-896-5927). Volunteers are needed to help prepare food, serve food, and even to eat and interact with those partaking in the free meal.

Kids Closet

  • Kid’s Closet meets the needs of children in our community so that they may come to know the love of Christ so that one day, they may become true disciples of Jesus Christ.
  • We meet the needs of children in Starke County that are recommended by a teacher in the school system and by Dept. of Children Services.
  • Find more information at the Facebook Group

Children’s Ministries

First Steps

  • “Let them praise his name with dancing.”
  • The North Judson United Methodist Church has a children’s liturgical dance team called First Steps.  It is for children age 3 through fifth grade. It meets in the church sanctuary on Monday afternoons from 4:00-5:00 pm September-May.  No dance experience is necessary.
  • Children praise God and worship through a type of dance that incorporates movement with sign language using contemporary Christian music.
  • The children of First Steps and Cool Christian Kids share the love of Jesus through music as they perform in the worship services, in musicals, and in Cantatas.
  • Both groups are led by Linda Lewandowski and Kathy Vorm whom have been screened and background checked in compliance with the United Methodist Church ‘Safe Sanctuary’ policy.

Cool Christian Kids

  • The North Judson United Methodist Church has a children’s choir called Cool Christian Kids.  The children’s choir is for all children age 3 through fifth grade. It meets in the church sanctuary on Monday afternoons from 4:00-5:00 pm September-May.
  • We hope to help each child find and develop their singing voice while learning songs of faith.  Children learn scripture through songs and share it with others.
  • The children of First Steps and Cool Christian Kids share the love of Jesus through music as they perform in the worship services, in musicals, and in Cantatas.
  • Both groups are led by Linda Lewandowski and Kathy Vorm whom have been screened and background checked in compliance with the United Methodist Church ‘Safe Sanctuary’ policy.

Vacation Bible School

  • VBS incorporates themed activities that entertain kids with the chance to learn about God. Vacation Bible School is an easy way to get kids involved in church while giving you the opportunity to meet the people within the church too. Church membership is not required to participate and it’s a laid back atmosphere.
  • To Volunteer contact the church office (574-896-5927). Volunteers will be needed for teaching, caring for children, and helping with planning and organization.

Preschool

  • Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.
  • We are blessed to be able to support two classes of preschool (August through May).  Children ages 3-5 are welcome. 3 & 4 year-olds have class on Tuesday/Thursday and 4 & 5 year-olds have class on Monday/Wednesday/Friday.  Parents can expect their children to learn their colors, numbers (even in French), and letters right alongside Christian basics for children (loving each other, God, nature).

Music Ministries

Mustard Seed Band

  • Matthew 17:20 – I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, “Move from here to there” and it will move.
  • The Mustard Seed Band leads worship in our contemporary service (11 A.M.). We celebrate our faith in a more modern venue.  We play a variety of contemporary and recent worship songs. The band consists of keyboard, drums, guitar, bass and singers. Of course, we would love to add other instruments as well. From time to time we play in the community. We have played at the Mint Festival (Father’s Day weekend) and at the Christmas parade.

Choir

  • Colossians 3:16“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”
  • The choir sings during the traditional service (9 A.M.) from September through May. We sing with the piano or accompaniment CDs. For holidays, the congregation is treated to a cantata often enhanced with actors and liturgical dancers. We welcome all voices to add to our blend! Practice is at 6:00 P.M. on Wednesdays beginning in late August. Call the church office for an official beginning date.

Group Ministries

Bible Study

  • We offer a bible study on a regular basis. To fellowship with your brothers and sisters in Christ feel free to come to any Bible Study that we offer. To find out more information about what we offer contact the church office (574-896-5927).
  • At this time The Book Of Romans Bible Study is held weekly at 7:00 PM in the Fellowship Hall.

United Methodist Women

  • UMW is our United Methodist Women group. This group is open to any woman of the church. They meet monthly. Their focus is on missions and also maintaining the Fellowship Hall kitchen, and many of them are instrumental in our Bereavement committee.

Discipleship Groups