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Our ministries


Prayer Ministry

Prayer is a one of the most powerful gifts available to us as Christians, at McCordsville United Methodist Church we avail ourselves to our community and our congregation for any and all prayer needs. Whether you are a member or not we will gladly pray for or with you, whatever your needs may be.  We also offer our Potter's House Prayer Circle which meets before our worship service each and every Sunday at 9:00AM.  Join us whether praying for yourself or others in need of prayer.

"For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."
Matthew 18:20

Requesting Prayer, Praising our god, activating our prayer chain, 

Prayer requests and praises can be submitted a number of ways including:

  • Visit the Contact Us section of this web site to submit a prayer request electronically.
  • E-mail Daniel Payton, our pastor, at pastor@mccordsvilleumc.org.
  • Fill out a prayer request form in our sanctuary and give to the pastor before service.
  • Email Rob Hart to activate our prayer chain at prayer@mccordsvilleumc.org.
  • Submit a private prayer request or praise through our suggestion box or place in the offering plate at church.
  • Call Rob Hart to activate our prayer chain by calling (317) 335-3819.  If there is no answer at this number, then you may call (317) 979-2769.

Vesper services

Every third Sunday of the month members of the McCordsville United Methodist Church travel to Westminster Village North to minister to our senior congregant members and others who may no longer be able to attend our regular Sunday services.  We meet at 3:00PM at the Westminster Village North location and visit with the senior community both from our congregation and from the residential units of Westminster.  They join us in song, praise and readings for an afternoon that is not to be missed.

united methodist men


The McCordsville United Methodist Men encompass all the men of the church. This group meets on the first Monday of most months at 6:30 p.m. The group shares a meal together followed by a guest speaker or discussions of current events.  A brief meeting follows to discuss the needs of the church and on going projects.

The McCordsville United Methodist Men is the group to thank for the maintenance of the grounds of the church. They keep the grass mowed and the bushes trimmed. This group is involved with many activities including helping the transient population and the community as a whole through Community Sharing. They also work with the youth of Hancock County through the local Boy Scout and Cub Scout organizations and support the Indiana United Methodist Children’s Home in Lebanon, Indiana, which is a residential treatment facility dedicated to helping boys and girls with educational, emotional and behavioral difficulties.

The men sponsor including a monthly breakfast on the 4th Saturday of each month.  They also sponsor annual events such as the Valentine’s Day Dinner for the ladies of the church, an Easter breakfast, a Mother’s Day lunch and a cookout every October. 

The McCordsville United Methodist Men are also a part of a local ecumenical group with Nazarene, Christian, Methodist and other church denominations that meet every second Saturday of the month for breakfast, rotating the hosting church.

For more information on how to get involved with the McCordsville United Methodist Men’s group, please contact Jim Turney.

united methodist women


All the women of the McCordsville United Methodist Church are United Methodist Women. This group of dedicated women meet every first Tuesday at noon for a Day Circle pitch-in luncheon, at the church. The exception is the month of December when a Christmas Brunch replaces the Day Circle luncheon. As a bonus, at each meeting a member of the group shares a story or lesson with the group. Additionally, an offering is collected at each event to support the women's efforts such as taking care of the kitchen needs and equipment, supporting Vacation Bible School and other needs.  The women are also responsible for providing the delicious monthy dinners on the second Saturday of each month. 

The women of this church support many organizations including the Red Bird Mission, Lucille Raines Home, the Christian Children’s Home in Fortville and the School of Mission. Campbell’s Soup can labels and various labels from other Campbell’s products are collected for the Henderson Settlement and Red Bird Missionary conference to assist in obtaining education equipment. For a complete list of products, contact the office at 317-335-3705. The United Methodist Women also conduct miscellaneous fundraising initiatives such as selling T-shirts for Lord’s Acre, and creating hand-made gifts and delicious treats for various bazaar tables at Lord’s Acre and the Thanksgiving Dinner among other events.

For more information on how to get involved with the McCordsville United Methodist Women’s group, please contact Sarah Berry here.

Tuxedo Park Baptist church

We have an on-going partnership with Tuxedo Park Baptist Church on the East side of Indianapolis.  They are a great asset to that part of the community and are one of the only churches left in the area, the are able to reach out to the community through their food and clothing pantries.  As well as serving meals to those in need on a limited budget.  You can read more about Tuxedo Park Baptist Church here:  http://www.tuxedoparkbaptistchurch.net/index.php

outreach service ministry

Our outreach team meets to serve our communities needs whether for missionary projects or local needs.  The outreach team meets frequently and plans for ways to serve others.

Food pantry

The McCordsville United Methodist Church Food Pantry serves those individuals and families in need that reside in Vernon and Buck Creek Townships in Hancock County.  Recipients of our food pantry items are referred to our church by "Community Sharing".  If you reside outside of Vernon and Buck Creek Townships in Hancock County, you may call "Connect2Help" at 2-1-1 and you will be referred to the appropriate agency for your needs (or click on the link below for food or other needs).  If dialing 2-1-1 or the web site link does not work below, you may call (317) 926-4357.

Community Sharing serves Vernon and Buck Creek Townships in Hancock County. This organization has been assisting those in need in the community, on a case by case basis, for more than 30 years with items such as food, clothing, medicine, and gasoline to get to work, utilities and rent assistance. If you would like to make a donation to help with those in need in our community, you can make a donation in the name of “Community Sharing” at the Greenfield Bank in Fortville, Indiana. 

If you would like to donate items to the Food Pantry at McUMC, you can bring them on Sunday morning or to any church community event. You may also contact the church at (317) 335-3705 to make other arrangements.

Typical Pantry Needs List


Canned Food
Peanut Butter
Canned Meats (Tuna, chicken, etc.)
Chili/Sloppy joe

Personal Care
Bath and Face Soap
Tooth paste
Facial Tissue
Laundry Detergent
Fabric Softener
Dishwashing Liquid

Boxed Food
Pancake mix
Macaroni and cheese
Instant rice and potatoes
Cereal/Pop Tarts
Cake mixes
Dried noodles

Bucket Projects

McCordsville United Methodist Church also participates in various "Bucket Projects" throughout the year.  Our Bucket Projects are various causes chosen to be supported and furthered by our congregation.  Many times, the causes these Bucket Projects further are those that have personally impacted someone in our congregation's life and they go forward in an effort to bring further awareness to a vital cause.  You can keep up with our Bucket Projects at our Sunday services, on our home page under our events area, or download our weekly bulletin and read for yourself.