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Glory Sighting: Buechel UMC holds first Back to School Bash!

posted on August 16

Buechel UMC's first ever Back to School Bash was a wonderful celebration of their children and youth. The celebration included a bouncy house, a sprinkler and kiddie pool area, and a petting zoo of ...

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Lighthouse Academy at Newburg holds Health and Back to School Fair

posted on August 09

The Lighthouse Academy at Newburg is a community ministry located in the Heartland District serving students and families in the Newburg and surrounding areas. Here, Steve Bays shares how their ...

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Clergy School Coming Up on September 10-11

posted on August 02

Clergy school is coming up next month on September 10-11 at the Conference Office in Crestwood! This year the focus is on wholeness for clergy and congregations. Go to kyumc.org to register now!

Covenant UMC launching Celebrate Recovery!

posted on August 02

Covenant UMC (La Grange) is launching a Celebrate Recovery ministry this fall. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ centered recovery group and a safe place to share struggles and victories from hurts, ...

Church Beyond: Special Clergy Session

posted on July 20

Church Beyond: Worship Beyond   A Day for Pastors with Chuck Bell   Friday, August 17th 10:00-3:00 Asbury UMC - Highland Heights Register at kyumc.org    - 0.5 CEU credit available   Chuck Bell, our ...


Mt Washington Hiring for Contemporary Worship Leader

posted on July 16

Mt. Washington United Methodist Church in Mt. Washington, Kentucky is seeking a passionate and spirit-filled Worship Leader to lead their 11 am Contemporary Worship Service.  Find out more about the ...

Ministry Opportunity: Portland Promise Center

posted on July 11

The Portland Promise Center is a non-profit center for children and youth in the Portland area of Louisville that focuses on the the need to "enrich the lives of our children and youth physically, ...

Glory Sighting: Summit Heights UMC Serves Food at Churchill Downs

posted on July 09

Pastor Todd Benner and volunteers from Summit Heights UMC prepared food and helped serve the track workers at the Christ Chapel on the backside of Churchill Downs. The photo above is of the servers ...

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Bishop Leonard Fairley Connects with the Scouts

posted on June 28

Bishop Leonard Fairley toured Camp Crooked Creek, one of the Lincoln Heritage Council Campsites, which is in the Heartland District. Steve Bays, the Kentucky Conference Scouting Director, directed the...


Bishop Fairley Visits with Boy Scouts at Heartland District Scout Camp

posted on June 22

Steve Bays, Conference Scouting Coordinator, took resident bishop, Bishop Leonard Fairley on a tour of one of the Lincoln Heritage Council Campsites, Camp Crooked Creek, that is in the Heartland ...


District Picnic on July 28!

posted on June 19

The Heartland District Clergy & Family Picnic will be held on Saturday, July 28, from 4 PM to 8 PM at The Parklands of Floyds Fork at Broad Run. Everyone will gather at the Woodlawn Pavilion. (Enter ...

CANCELLED: Clergy Spouse Luncheon

posted on May 31

The Clergy Spouse Luncheon originally scheduled for Monday, June 11, during Annual Conference has been cancelled due to low registration numbers.   The number of attendees unfortunately did not reach...

Brandenburg UMC Seeking Children's Ministry Leader

posted on May 23

United Methodist Church of Brandenburg, KY seeks a children’s ministry leader to grow and maintain a vibrant children’s ministry within the church while creating relationships and ministry outreach ...

Fern Creek UMC Hiring PT Minister to Children

posted on May 22

Minister to Children Position - Fern Creek United Methodist Church Fern Creek UMC is looking for an organized and committed individual, who possesses current knowledge of children’s education ...

Glory Sighting: Kid's Puppet Ministry at Summit Heights UMC

posted on May 21

Summit Heights United Methodist Church in Louisville has expanded their Children's Ministry by reviving its Puppet Ministry. Their Kidz Klub Wednesday night children's program has grown because of ...

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College Heights UMC (Elizabethtown) Seeking 2 Part Time Staff

posted on April 30

College Heights United Methodist Church in Elizabethtown, Kentucky is seeking a part time Children's Minister. To apply, or to request a copy of the job description, please contact Rev. Gary Maguffee ...

Glory Sighting: Bethany and Virginia Avenue UMC and "The Bag Ladies"

posted on April 18

What an amazing Glory Sighting from Bethany and Virginia Avenue UMC! Here's the story in their own words: Christ's love manifests in many forms. One such example is the "Mat Ministry". Members of ...

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Annual Clergy Spouse Luncheon

posted on April 17

Chaplains in the Boy Scouts

posted on April 09

If you are a chaplain, or are interested in being a chaplain, for a Boy Scout Troop, here's a great resource to learn more about the responsibilities and opportunities of being a chaplain or chaplain'...

Glory Sighting: New Food Pantry at Davidson Memorial UMC!

posted on April 09

In a continuing effort to connect more with their community, Davidson Memorial UMC started a Food Pantry in December hoping to help families during Christmas. However, there were no visitors to the ...

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Glory Sighting: Cub Scouts at Jeffersontown UMC Honor Fire Department

posted on February 27

Cub Scout Pack 75 recently hosted a "Fat Friday!" Mardi Gras Party at Jeffersontown UMC (their charter organization). Included in the night's events was a pancake and sausage dinner (all you could eat...

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All Clergy Meeting on March 1

posted on February 11

Bishop Fairley is calling for a Gathering of the Orders and Fellowship on Thursday, March 1st, 2018. The Fellowship of Associate Members and Local Pastors, the Order of Elders and the Order of Deacons...

Bethel UMC sends shoeboxes to Red Bird Mission

posted on January 31

In early November, Bethel United Methodist Church in Brandenburg, KY heard of a special need that Red Bird Missionary Conference of eastern Kentucky had - 229 children in 11 churches needed a "Santa" ...

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Conversation on A Way Forward

posted on January 30

Bishop Fairley and Rev. Julie Hager Love will be meeting Tuesday, February 13, 2018 from 6:30-8:00 pm at Christ Church UMC in Louisville with interested clergy and laity from the Heartland District on...

Beyond the Worship Wars: Why Older Adults Worship Differently

posted on January 25

On Friday, February 2, at 11 AM Eastern/10 AM Central time, there will be a webinar called Beyond the Worship Wars: Why Older Adults Worship Differently. Presenter Will Randolph will lead this 2 hour...

Older Adult Ministries

posted on January 08

The Kentucky Conference has a great resource for ministering to older adults - the Older Adult Ministries Team, led by Rev. Sue Eaton! This team's purpose is to support older adults, defined as adults...

Early Response Teams going with UMCOR to Puerto Rico

posted on January 03

UMCOR has begun coordinating Early Response Teams to Puerto Rico in cooperation with the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico. If you are interested and meet the following criteria, please call me and I ...

Heroin and Opioid Crisis Seminar at Middletown UMC

posted on January 03

The Heroin / Opioid Crisis - A Free Public Seminar February 3, 2018 10:00am There are individuals in your community who are waiting to hear the sound of a voice crying out to them in their wilderness....

Full Time Daycare Positions Open at Jeffersontown UMC

posted on November 06

Jeffersontown United Methodist Child Development Center is looking to hire several full time (40 hours per week) day care teachers. To find out more about these job openings, please call 502-261-2867 ...

On Pilgrimage into the mind and heart of Christ

posted on October 12

On Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 1:30 pm, noted author and lecturer, Dr. Jane Marie Thibault will present On Pilgrimage into the mind and heart of Christ at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2000 ...

Volunteers needed THIS SATURDAY (Sept. 30)

posted on September 28

Volunteers are needed this Saturday morning (Sept 30) to help load the trailer going to UMCOR. From Jim Morse: “The shipping arrangements for our Flood Relief Donations have finally come together.  ...

Help Needed TOMORROW

posted on September 20

If you are available tomorrow between 11 AM and Noon, help is needed at Church of the Promise to unload cleaning buckets! From Jim Morse, the Kentucky Conference Disaster Relief Coordinator: Tomorrow...

Open Enrollment Meetings Coming Up!

posted on September 18

Open enrollment meetings are coming up next week! The Kentucky Conference Benefits Administrator, Celeste Doll, will be presenting information on some new benefits being offered. One new benefit ...

Update on Collection for UMCOR

posted on September 14

Good afternoon Heartland District,   This is an update on our efforts collecting cleaning buckets, health/hygiene kits, and school kits.  At this writing, the Conference efforts have assembled 875+ ...

Charge Conference Forms and Dates

posted on September 13

This year, our Charge Conference forms are available to print, or to fill out electronically (preferred method). The electronic forms can be filled out and submitted as needed, but will not be ...

Heartland District Superintendent, Rev. Gary Gibson, launches new blog!

posted on September 12

Heartland District Superintendent, Rev. Gary Gibson, has started a weekly blog to share his thoughts and inspirations. He welcomes comments and participation in his blog. https://garygibson.blog/

Fourth Avenue UMC hosts upcoming Interfaith Panels

posted on September 08

Fourth Avenue UMC is hosting a series of four panels on Islam and Christianity. All are welcome to attend! The Salaam Network is an interfaith group of educators, peacemakers, artists, and supporters...

"Live Big" at Stovall UMC!

posted on September 01

Stovall United Methodist Church in Radcliff was recently featured for their Wednesday Night children and youth program, Live Big, in an article by The News-Enterprise. Although the church is small, ...

Bishop Fairley to speak on "Ordinary People, Extraordinary Teams"

posted on August 30

Bishop Leonard Fairley will be speaking at Elizabethtown Memorial United Methodist Church on Wednesday, October 4, on "See the Possibilities: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Teams." The meeting will be...

Rachel's Fun for Everyone Playground

posted on August 22

Rachel's Fun For Everyone Playground will have its ribbon cutting on Saturday, August 26, at 11 am at  Optimist Park in Vine Grove, KY. Rachel Ritchie, the young woman from Vine Grove UMC who raised ...

Learning Opportunities Coming in September

posted on August 18

Two great learning opportunities are coming up in September! First, on Thursday, September 7, at 11 AM Eastern/10 AM Central, the UMC General Council on Finance and Administration is offering a free ...

A Little Glimpse of Heaven

posted on August 16

By Rev. John Kalz Like so many other United Methodists, I’ve been praying for years that God would renew our church:  send new people, refresh our spiritual lives, fill our pews, and reinvigorate our...