Serving

Our vision at HUMC is to connect and serve.

We believe that it is important for each one of us to serve others.  

Scroll down to see the areas in which we serve.

Preschool/Central Offices Move Day

We are almost ready to move the church offices to the new Central Offices (the house just north of Huntertown Campus parking lot).  We will move July 9th right after the 10 a.m. service (approximately 11:15 a.m.).  Lunch will be served.  We need lots of people to help carry stuff from one building to the next.  Kids can help too!  Please click here to register. 

Thank you!

Martha's Closet

Martha's Closet is a partnership of Forest Park UMC and Huntertown UMC.


This is a referral based ministry, that provides clothing to those who are in need.  

You must be referred by an agency/church/school.  If you would like to refer a guest to visit Monday's 10-1 p.m. or Thursday's 2 - 5 p.m. click HERE to fill out a form.


Martha's Closet is located at

Forest Park UMC

2100 Kentucky Avenue,

Fort Wayne, IN 46805


DONATIONS will be  be received at the south side of Lifehouse, Tuesdays

9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (except the second Tuesday of each month) and the last Saturday of each non holiday month from 12 - 3 p.m.


Due to VBS, there we will not receive clothing donations on Tuesday, June 27 at Lifehouse.


We are having two sorting nights in the month of June. 

Please click on the date to sign up to help

June 5th. 6-9 p.m. @Lifehouse

June 19th. 6-9 p.m.@Lifehouse


If you have questions about Martha's Closet ministry, 

You can reach us at:

 missions@huntertownumc.org

For volunteering information: see below

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Career Closet

Career Closet has opened at Forest Park United Methodist Church. 

Email careercloset@huntertownumc.org to schedule an appointment. 


The Career Closet helps people with interview and work attire, or clothing needed for life’s specific occasions. We have it all - from scrubs to suits and from head (jewelry too!) to toe (shoes as well!).


We have served a total of 1,447 men and women

through our Career Closet ministry.


Career Closet is by referral and appointment only. All of our clothing is FREE. However, the Clothing Ministry and the Career Closet are referral based ministries.


If you have questions about either ministry, contact us at:

Career Closet: careercloset@huntertownumc.org

Clothing Ministry: missions@huntertownumc.org

Volunteering information: see below



Martha's Closet/Career Closet

Volunteer Opportunities

If you would like to be a part of this awesome ministry we have several ways to volunteer.

  • Sort Clothes at Lifehouse Tuesdays 9 -12 p.m. (Except 2nd Tuesday)
  • Sort Clothes at Lifehouse the last Saturday of the month from 12 - 3 p.m.
  • Working at Martha's Closet (various times)
  • Working at Career Closet (various times)

Potential volunteers may contact cmvolunteer@huntertownumc.org for more information.

School Daze

HUMC picked up school supply left overs from our local schools.  Those items will be "recycled" during the summer to be given away at this years School Daze giveaway on July 29, 2017.


Though there will be a lot of items collected and recycled, there will still be a lot of needs.  As you are at garage sales and/or see school supplies on sale this summer, please pick up a few extra.  There will be a donation box in the coat room at the Huntertown Campus.

Questions?  Email Cheryl!

Thank you!!

Faith Community Nurse

After working at Parkview Health for 40 years as a nurse, I retired and wanted to still stay connected in helping others in illness and in health. I went back to school at the University of Indianapolis and took classes to become a Faith Community Nurse. Faith Community Nursing is a fairly new title previously referred to as a Parish Nurse.

The mission of faith community nursing is the intentional integration of the practices of faith and nursing so that people can achieve wholeness in, with, and through the community of faith in which they serve.

So what does that all mean? By volunteering as a Faith Community nurse I get to share the two things I love, Faith and Nursing, with members of the congregation and community in many ways.

My husband, Ken and I came to HUMC 36 years ago when our Daughter Began attending Preschool at the church. We fell in love with the church then and continue to believe in the current mission of the church, “We are called by Christ to connect and serve!”

Ken and I have been married for 42 years and family is very important to us. We have two married children, our daughter, Abby, and Son in law Nico Tigulis and Son, Kenny and daughter in law Amanda Hendricks. They have given us the loves of our lives, our 7 grandchildren, Cora (14), Keenan (11), Eli (9), Zeb (6), Tylen (5), Mila (4) and Asher (3).

In addition to our family and nursing I love Mission work. I have been on several mission trips to Africa and Jamaica though HUMC and love sharing with all of those less fortunate than us. Don’t know of a better way to serve as the hands and feet of Jesus than helping others here and abroad.


Health Outreach Team

The Health Outreach Team at Huntertown United Methodist Church is a ministry designed to help care for physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of individuals in the community. This outreach is led by Patsy Hendricks. To learn more about Patsy see her bio above. She is a huge asset to our church and appreciate everything she does for HUMC!

Outreach Activities

  • Support Groups Alcoholics Anonymous meets at HUMC at 10:00 a.m. every Saturday
  • Forever Young meets the third Monday of each month 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
  • Visitation Team - If you are in the hospital, in a nursing home or at home recuperating, expect to see a visitation team member. So please give the HUMC Office a call before you are admitted or have someone else call for you.   

For information email Patsy Hendricks at  hendricksps@gmail.com

Youth Service Center

The Youth Services Center is a part of the Allen county government. It is a 24-hour emergency shelter care facility for runaway, abused, neglected and dependent children between the ages of 6 and 18.

Every Sunday we have a volunteer visit with the children who are living there. We share God's love through prayer & a short bible study. We are looking for a few more volunteers to share an hour once a month.

If you are interested or need more information please call the church office, sign up in Common Grounds or email donellhousel@frontier.com

Missions

At HUMC we believe in serving our local community as well as the communities beyond where we live.

Have you ever felt God’s nudging to go? And maybe you begin to question go where? Maybe God is nudging you to go down the street to serve within your community. Or maybe He is nudging you to invest time in a homeless shelter. Or maybe He is nudging you to another country. Wherever God is nudging the emphasis isn’t on the where; it’s on the GO.

HUMC will be going to Jamaica in February 2017. There will be some are seasoned mission travelers and some that are not. Some are going to work on construction projects and some are taking their nursing skills to the streets and to a facility that houses approximately 80 children and young adults with moderate to severe special needs. They’re going.

They’re not going for accolades. They’re going to honor God by responding to His prompting. The Great Commission was not a suggestion. Christ’s kingdom cannot be built without bold, radical obedience to Matthew 28:19: “Go therefore…” Somebody has to GO. There’s no way around it. To share the gospel with the whole world, we must be willing to pack our bags sometime and leave home.

If you would like to go in 2017 email deb.podgorny@huntertownumc.org

Food Bank

Our Food Bank serves the local community

every second Tuesday and the last Saturday of the month

(except in December)

from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., at Lifehouse (formerly the Third Place)

(1601 W. Cedar Canyon Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46845).


2017 Food Bank Distribution Dates

January 10 February 14 March 14

January 28 February 25 March 25*

April 11 May 9 June 13

April 29 May 27 June 24

July 11 August 8 September 12

July 29** August 26 September 30*

October 10 November 7 December 5

October 28 November 18 December 16

 *Clothing distribution **School Daze


If you have questions please call the church office at 637-3798