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LIVING BY

EMMANUEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH FAITH PROMISE 2020


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CONTENT

INDEX

MEET EMMANUEL

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Who is Emmanuel United Methodist Church and what do they stand for? Find out the mission, vision, and values of EUMC Noblesville.

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What is Faith Promise?

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FAITH PROMISE FACTS Where does your faith promise contributions go?

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MISSIONARIES

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A map of the world showing where the missionaries supported by EUMC are serving.

WHAT NEXT?

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Now that you know what Faith Promise is, what do you do?

Mission Team

ORGANIZATIONS

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A list of our partner organizations where Faith Promise money is additionally distributed.

COMMITMENT CARD

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Please pray over your card asking God where you can step out in faith and give back to Him what was already His.

CAMPS/KIDS

EUMC is glad to partner with Impact2818.org to support the youth of our congregation through scholarships.

MORE STORIES

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More stories from organizations EUMC supports with your Faith Promise contributions.

The Mission Team at Emmanuel United Methodist Church is comprised of members of the congregation who have a passion for and devotion to mission work.

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meet emmanuel

Our Mission: To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.


Our Values Christ Centered We declare and confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior; our only means of salvation. Bible Based We believe the Bible is inspired by God and contains all things necessary for salvation. Holy Spirit Empowered We believe that the Holy Spirit is an equal part of the Holy Trinity and works through believers to further God’s will for each person and nation. Relational We see church as family. We care, we share, we hope, we love. Faith in Action Taking the Good News of Jesus Christ to the world in prayer and action.

EUMC Noblesville Mission Team The purpose of the Mission Team is to inspire and engage the Emmanuel United Methodist Church family to serve in outreach (local, domestic, and international), by identifying, supporting, and facilitating opportunities to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.


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Faith Promise ? We believe Faith Promise Giving is one of the most exciting, faith-building vision-expanding, world-changing things we do at Emmanuel United Methodist Church.

What is Missions? What is Faith Promise? What is God calling you to give back to Him, that which is His, for the use of Missions? Missions is about supporting missionaries who are in the field helping people with basic needs like learning to farm, raising chickens, and transforming people’s faith. Missions is also about providing opportunities for us and people like us, to take real action to truly serve others. Missions is about helping people who we know are food insecure, even right here in Hamilton County. Missions is about providing love and Christmas for kids who, through no fault of their own, wouldn’t have gifts because the providers in their family are incarcerated. Missions is about helping those who cannot fix a leaky roof, put in a window themselves, or build a ramp when they need one instead of steps. This is not about the church and it’s not about the building. Missions is about meeting people where they are and making things better because the Love of Christ commands us to make a difference in their lives. In doing so, our own life is made so much better! We ask that you prayerfully consider how God is calling you to step out in faith that He will provide what you are willing to give.

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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ... For over three decades Emmanuel United Methodist Church has funded its outreach through Faith Promise. Each year we have over 100 people involved in local, national and international mission projects. This includes children and teens, as we raise them up with a heart for missions. We plan on the same amazing participation this year. We want to give witness to Christ being present in the lives of the poor, marginalized and weak. We want to work toward the shalom God desires for all people. Faith Promise is the financial support needed to make this happen. In Matthew we read the words of Jesus: “Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20)” We then go into our community and world as commissioned believers. You can do your part in fulfilling this great commission. Look through our Faith Promise brochure. Imagine the ways you can support missions. I encourage you to generously make a financial pledge but more importantly make a commitment to roll up your sleeves and engage in a mission project yourself. Blessings in Christ Pastor Steven

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Kay Ziegler giving a devotion (translated by Conce Roof) in Brazil.

Where does your giving go? GIVE INTERNATIONAL: 50 % of Faith Promise giving supports international ministries in 11 countries.

GIVE DOMESTIC: 18 % of Faith Promise giving supports domestic ministries in the United States.

GIVE LOCAL: 22% of Faith Promise giving supports outreach in our local community.

*10% discretionary for unexpected need.

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FAITH PROMISE FACTS:

MONEY GIVEN:

$43,000 pledged in 2019

to fund Faith Promise supported missions of Emmanuel UMC

MISSIONARIES SENT:

60

individuals on local, domestic, and international mission trips in 2018. COUNTRIES SUPPORTED:

11

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Where?

M i s si o n ar ies

EUMC supports 17 different missionary teams throughout the world.


He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation."

Mark 16:15

Brazil: Dave & Conce Roof, Lamar & Kay Ziegler Today, the Roofs use their experience gained in Londrina in a pioneering work for OMS and the Missionary Church (the OMS-related Brazilian denomination) in the northern region of Brazil. They live in Belem, at the mouth of the A mazon R iver, where they are planting churches. First fruits of the work were born when the Icoaraci-Belem Missionary Church was officially affiliated with the denomination in December 2008. It is the denomination’s first church plant in this vast region of the country. David is the co-pastor of the church. On a rotating schedule with the senior pastor, he routinely preaches in services and teaches Sunday school. He also coordinates the Christian education courses of the church. His background in construction as a carpenter is being used for coordinating the construction of the new church building being built by volunteer teams and church members.

Conce helps lead the women’s ministry of the church. They meet on a regular basis for crafts, Bible study and prayer.


FAITH PROMISE Tiffany Graves is serving with the CRU U.S. Campus ministry. She is in Operations mobilizing young people to use their talents and passion for missions.

Jim & Mary Newman serve with World Gospel Missions through MMS aviations where they prepare aircraft for the missions field. Shane & Kim Jones serve through Tri-Grace Ministries in Utah for the past 5 years. They have also started overseeing the college ministry of Tri-Grace as well as managing the Solid Rock Cafe and advising the Solid Rock Christian Club. They are so excited to see how witnessing to the Mormon community is helping “Reach, Teach, Mend and Send.� Darren and Erica Sharpe are serving with Open Door Church through Global Service Network in Ireland.

Josh & Toni Simos are serving in the Dominican Republic with Freedom International. Their long-term discipleship is the way that lives are changed. They want to use programs that will best reach our children and families with the life-giving gospel of Jesus Christ.

Kurt & Cynthia Zimmerman have been serving on the Texas/ Mexico border with WGM - World Gospel Missions.

Dave & Shelley Smyth serve through CRU and They have been Directors of HR and Leadership Development (Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio and 10 overseas locations). They also oversee all the on-boarding, training and development of over 400 staff as well as lead a team of 20 in CRU's office in Westfield.

Lamar and Kay Ziegler make a yearly trip to Brazil to help David and Conce Roof with their work through One Mission Society. They assist in building projects, fellowship, and Kay teaches at the school.

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David & Conce Roof serve in Brazil through One Mission Society. They have recently been working on the Icoaraci church, building walls for the church and also building discipleship for this church. They continue outreach along the Amazon River.


FAITH PROMISE Daniel & Amanda Buck carry their passion for connecting the sacred and the secular by using the bridge of business to tangibly share the love of God. They do this through OMS to the field in Hungary, looking to create sustainable businesses to support the communities of faith developing there.

Jonathan and Corinne Long currently serve in Budapest, Hungary, where Jonathan serves as the field leader for OMS Hungary. They have a passion to share the transforming power of a relationship with Jesus Christ. Corinne serves the European region as finance director. In addition to her work as treasurer, she also oversees hospitality for the Hungary field.

Turkey: Missionary serving through CRU. (unnamed for their protection)

Robyn Moore serves in Kenya through World Gospel Mission where she has been focused on ministering to orphans and children who are abandoned, abused, neglected, and/or have special needs.

Jonathan and Amanda Degler are serving with HighRise Ministries in Bangkok, Thailand.

Lowell & Claudia Wertz are serving in Tanzania. They have been working on the Beck House, building radio towers and continue to keep the ministry of Joy in the Harvest thriving.

Servaas & Abbey Snow Hofmeyr are working with East Mountain in South Africa that partners with churches to develop leaders for global missional-service through one-on-one mentoring, training workshops, theological cohorts, and partnerships with surrounding ministries.

Ken & Deb Vance serve in Zambia through the United Methodist Church.

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EMMANUEL UMC MISSIONARIES SUPPORTED BY FAITH PROMISE


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HERE IN HAMILTON COUNTY

LOCAL MISSIONS

Angel Tree: Christmas gifts for children of parents in Hamilton County jail.

Christmas in Action: Area volunteers who unite to provide hope by doing neighborhood projects.

Come to Me Food Pantry: Provides food and spiritual support to families in Hamilton County (based at Fishers UMC).

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Emmanuel Benevolent Ministries: Church fellowship needs and support community family needs such as utilities and Christmas.

EUMC Christian Preschool: Provides Bibles to all graduating preschool students to help them grow in their Christian faith.

Good Samaritan of Hamilton County: Provides food, clothing, and household items to Hamilton County residents.

Hamilton County Chaplain: Serves in the Hamilton County Jail ministering to inmates.

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C OME TO ME F OO D PANTRY

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EUMC Partners with Fishers United Methodist Church and their food pantry. 16| LIVING BY FAITH


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Serving Hamilton County since 2007. For several years, Linda Williams felt called to open a food pantry. Her dream came true in October of 2007 when she and her volunteers opened Come To Me Food Pantry at Fishers United Methodist Church. Each family visits monthly and receives food supplies for one week. Volunteers greet families and help them with their food order. While their order is being filled, volunteers take this time to visit with them...and pray with them.

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ANGEL TREE

REAL PEOPLE We are making a difference in the lives of real people in Hamilton County. 19| SPRING 2020


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HENDERSON SETTLEMENT

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MISSION ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORTED BY FAITH PROMISE PROGRAM:

WHAT THE PROGRAM PROVIDES:

ADULT/YOUTH MISSION SCHOLARSHIPS

Provides scholarship support for those within or connected to our congregation to serve in the mission field.

ANGEL TREE

Provides joy through a Christmas Party and gifts for the children of parents in Hamilton County Jail.

CHRISTMAS IN ACTION

Area volunteers who unite to provide hope by doing neighborhood projects.

Lamar Ziegler

COME TO ME FOOD PANTRY

Provides food and spiritual support to families in Hamilton county (based at Fishers UMC).

Susan Janowski

EMMANUEL BENEVOLENT MINISTRIES

Provides needs and support such as utilities and Christmas for church family.

FREEDOM INTERNATIONAL

Provides an opportunity to share the Word of God with children and families through a Christian school in the Dominican Republic.

Mission Team

GOOD SAMARITAN OF HAMILTON COUNTY

Provides a network of non-profits that offer resources and services to residents of Hamilton County.

Lamar Ziegler

HAMILTON COUNTY CHAPLAINCY

Provides spiritual support to inmates through worship service and Bible study.

Lamar Ziegler

HELPING HANDS

Provides assistance with needed home repair projects.

Lamar Ziegler

HENDERSON SETTLEMENT

Provides help by serving under resourced people of the Appalachia region.

Lamar Ziegler

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

Provides Christmas gifts and needed supplies to children around the world.

Cheryl Wilson

PILLOWCASE MINISTRY

Assembles pillowcases for children with serious illnesses for comfort during their treatment and doctor visits.

Betty Hardesty

SERVE NOBLESVILLE

Partnership of neighbors, churches, businesses, and organizations whose goal is to “Connect Compassionate Neighbors.”

Lamar Ziegler

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CONTACT PERSON: Bill Oliver

Wilma Robison

EUMC Church Office


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IMPACT2818.ORG

EUMC kids at various United Methodist camps in Indiana.

All your children will be taught by the Lord, and great will be their peace. Isaiah 54:13 22| LIVING BY FAITH


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Impact 2818 is the product of over 90 years of history. It consists of seven unique camp sites operating as one single ministry. These camps were born out of, and continue to be a significant ministry of, the Indiana Conference United Methodist Church. It’s difficult to provide an exact number of just how many people the collective camping ministries of the UMC have impacted over their 90+ years of evangelism and service. Their programmed summer camps and facilities for retreats have served the spiritual needs of over a million people. Bishops, pastors, teachers, fathers, business leaders, children‌all and so many more have had their lives altered as they encounter God in a unique and uncommon place.

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What next?

God will provide through us for local and global evangelism, what God might not normally provide us for our own use.

THE PROCESS

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LISTEN

PRAY

SEEK

SERVE

Listen to what God

“God, what amount

Seek out God’s will

Fill out your Faith

is telling you. He will

of money will you

for your place in

Promise Commitment

provide above your

provide through

Missions. Is there

card and return it on

regular tithe to the

me/us, above and

something in

Faith Promise Sunday,

beyond my/our other

Noblesville or

May 17, 2020. Next, find

tithes and offerings?”

Hamilton County

a Mission

church.

that He is calling you

Organization that

to?

EUMC sponsors and become personally involved.


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Where will GOD take you next? One of God’s many miracles is how He delivers just what you need when you need it most. God, who created all things, and provided all gifts, simply asks us to give Him back what He gave us first. Give back to God what is His.

How can I give back to God what is already His?

There are at least two significant ways to contribute to Emmanuel’s REACH efforts: The first is to give of your time: Join a mission trip, volunteer at an EUMC connected organization, or join the Mission Team to learn where you could best contribute.

“And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.” Mark 11: 22-23

Secondly, give financially to support the EUMC Mission Team efforts in 4 continents, 17 missionary teams, and 11 countries.

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SOUTH AFRICA "I work with East Mountain, a missional community in South Africa that partners with churches and other Christian organizations to equip leaders for global missional service. I'm the Director of our Residency program, a year-long discipleship and leadership development program aimed at growing emerging Christian leaders through theological education, spiritual formation, and practical life and leadership skills. Our diverse group of residents live and serve together at the East Mountain Community house, a cross-cultural learning environment that creates space for transformation in the midst of everyday life. Along with leading our Residency program. I also teach a weekly spiritual formation class, mentor young women, and partner with local ministries aimed at theological discipleship." Abbey Snow Hofmeyer

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TANZANIA

HUNGARY

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Freedom International in the Dominican Republic

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ur ultimate desire is to see people glorify the Lord in all areas of life. We believe that long-term discipleship is the way that lives are changed. We want to use programs that will best reach our children and families with the life-giving gospel of Jesus Christ. One of the biggest advantages of our programming is that it opens doors and opportunities. We would consider it a huge success if someone headed for illiteracy became a doctor and used medicine to make God famous. In the same way, if a person who loved farming went back to work in the sugarcane fields for the glory of God, that, too, would be a great achievement. Specifically, we want to train people to glorify God in 3 areas: by walking in relationship with the Lord, developing wholesome relationships with others, and using their God-given uniqueness to live for Him. 28| LIVING BY FAITH


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Their Mission is accomplished through ministries:

• SCHOOL • CAMP • VBS

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Shane & Kim Jones Missionaries in Utah

Shane and Kim Jones (Utah) serve through Tri-Grace Ministries . They are sharing the gospel with those who are impacted by the Mormon Church through campus ministry at Snow College, a Utah state college that is predominantly Mormon. Their ministry is based in the Solid Rock Cafe, a Christian coffee shop, where they have a Bible Artifact Museum and hold weekly Bible studies. God is at work through their ministry to heal this spiritually blind community.

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OTHER PLACES FAITH PROMISE MONEY HAS BEEN HELPING OTHERS

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LIVING BY FAITH

2020

LIVING BY FAITH is a publication of Emmanuel United Methodist Church. For more information about Emmanuel or any of the ministries in the publication, visit us on the web at www.emmanuelumc.org or call 317-773-4406.

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