Welcome to Danville UMC


Danville United Methodist Church
820 West Mill Street


Welcome to Danville United Methodist Church! We’re so glad you are here.


Congratulations to the Pine Wood Derby Winners!

Boy Scouts held a Pine Wood Derby on January 21. Congratulations to the winners of the racing events, and thank you to the Judges who shared their time and talents.


Girl Scouts

Come Journey With Me: A Five Week Retelling of a New Story” with Pastor P.T. Wilson

This Lenten Study will be both a Bible Study as well as a time for personal reflection.  Please bring a Bible with a good translation and have it be a Bible that you feel comfortable writing in and marking.  A limited number of Bibles will be available for you to use upon the   condition you take the pastor out for a good meal at a good restaurant sometime during Lent.  Recommended translations are the following seven translations:  New Revised Standard Version, Common English Bible, New American Bible, New Jerusalem Bible, New Living Bible, Contemporary English Version, Today’s English Version (also called Good News Bible).  Most discussion in this presentation will be from either the New Revised Standard Version or the Common English  Bible.  Meeting dates are February 21, February 28, March 7, March 14 and March 21.



SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24 at 8:00 am

Come join the members of Danville United Methodist Church as they host the first of four Lenten Breakfasts for area churches. Our speaker will be Sheriff Brett Clark who will give us an update on Hendricks County as well as discuss some safety issues specific to churches. The program will begin at 8am, with our speaker to start at 8:15am. Breakfast will then follow the speaker. There will be plenty of food so come hungry and ready to hear a wonderful speaker. We look forward to seeing you on February 24.


2018 Lenten Breakfast Series

Our “Cluster” of United Methodist Churches are hosting a Lenten Breakfast Series , which began February 24th here at Danville United Methodist Church. The remaining dates and locations are: March  3—Chapel Hill UMC; March 10—Bartlett Chapel UMC; March 17—Avon UMC; March 24—Calvary UMC;. All breakfasts begin at 8:00 am. These breakfasts are for both men and women, and all are invited to attend.

Men of the Church

Men of the Church will meet on March 10th at 7:30 am at the Church. All men are welcome—they will be attending the Barlett Chapel UMC

Lenten Breakfast. The Men will also meet on April 14th at 7:30 at Emmy’s in Avon.

United Methodist Women—On March 5, at 6:30 pm, UMW will welcome Ruth and hear her story. As one of the Spiritual Growth meetings, we will discuss the 5 Lessons we can learn from Ruth; Don’t let your past hold you back, Bull full of faith, Value great character, Believe redemption is possible, and Leave a legacy. Don’t miss this fun night; an opportunity to hear more about Ruth and her dedication to her  mother-in-law, Naomi. You will also find lots of ‘goodies’ and great fellowship. All women of the church are invited.

If you don’t have your 20118 UMW Calendar, please see Becky Cox to get a copy.


Senior Prime Timers Lunch, Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 at Mayberry Café—We’ll celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with lunch at Mayberry Café on Wednesday, March 14th, at Noon. We will order from the menu. There is an elevator to the second floor. Don’t forget to wear green! Invite your friends and neighbors to join the fun and fellowship. Contact Vicki Loughmiller, 317-745-2059, 317-445-8960 (cell phone) by Monday, March 12 to RSVP.


Welcome Danville Warrior Choir

On March 18 we are excited to welcome the Danville High School Warrior Choir to both worship services.  They will perform 3 songs at each service. The Warrior Choir is directed by Lorie Dilanchian.

Dilanchian also directs the Tribal Choir, the Encore Choir and the 8th Grade Choir.

We will take a Love Offering at both services for the choir.  They are outfitting another 50 youth this year so the offering will be used for concert attire.  To quote Lorie, ‘We are currently bursting at the seams’.

The UMW will serve the choir breakfast between services in our Fellowship Hall.  A special section will be reserved for the choir members.


We are pleased to be a part of their Spring performance schedule which also includes;  4/12 – 4/15 High School Musical, 4/14 – Spring Arts Fair, 4/19 – Spring Concert (grades 8 – 12), 4/20 – 4/22 – Chicago, 5/10 – Senior Concert and 6/1 Graduation.  You can contact them on Facebook @DCSC Choir Department.  Please extend a warm welcome to choir members and their families.



Easter Worship Service Schedule


March 25         9:00 am—Palm Sunday, Traditional Worship

11:00 am—Palm Sunday, Contemporary Worship

March 29         7:00 pm—Maundy Thursday Worship Service

March 30         7:00 pm—Good Friday Service

April 1 Easter Sunday

7:30 am—Sunrise Service

8:15 am—Easter Breakfast

9:00 am—Easter Egg Hunt

10:00 am—Combined Worship Service

April 2 Office Closed


Senior Prime Timers Lunch, Wednesday April 11, 2018 at Emmy’s Pancake House, Avon, 12:00 Noon—The Senior Prime Timers will celebrate Spring with lunch at Emmy’s!. We will order from the menu. Invite your friends and neighbors to join the fun and fellowship.  Contact Vicki Loughmiller,

745-2059, 445-8960 (cell phone) by Monday, April 9, to RSVP.


Souper Bowl 2018 Winner

Thank you to all who were in the soup competition, brought desserts, and all those who came to eat! The Golden Ladle award was presented by last year’s winner Mike Burdsall, on right below. This year’s winning soup was made by Diane DuMontelle, in middle below, with $239. Second place was Jeanette Conrad, on left below. The total raised for our youth was $843. Another great event in the books!

Stephen Ministry

The beginning of a new year is often the time for reflection, promises and plans.  Perhaps your new year should include having someone who will listen to those plans and reflections and help you process them.

Stephen Ministers are trained to listen, care, and keep all conversations confidential.  Contact Maggie Hayworth or Linda Lawler if you would like more information.

Save the date!! On Sunday, October 28, 2018,

Danville United Methodist Church (DUMC) will be

celebrating its 190th Homecoming!


Danville Methodist Church was founded on October 25, 1828, by Rev. Joseph Tarkington, grandfather of Booth Tarkington, well-known Hoosier author. Initially, the members met in homes. In 1840, a brick structure was erected on the southwest corner of Broadway and Washington Streets.

On July 5, 1858, the Danville Methodist Church took over the County Seminary building and established the Danville Academy. The congregation used the Academy Chapel in exchange for furnishing it and the former church was converted into a parsonage. The school was prosperous and flourishing by 1860 so plans called for an addition. The cornerstone laid August 14, 1860, included articles that are now in the archives of DePauw University.  In the spring of 1878, the Academy was transferred to Central Normal Academy, later Canterbury College, which trained many teachers.

A beautiful brick structure, located again at Broadway and Washington Streets, was dedicated on January 26, 1879. It was remodeled several times over the years, adding a basement and classrooms. Later, a dwelling west of the church was purchased and dedicated to educational and social uses. However, it became clear that the church was outgrowing its present facility. In 1955, land was purchased west of town to build a new church.

On October 30, 1960, the ground-breaking ceremony was held and on December 10, 1961, the first formal service was held in our present church at 820 West Mill Street.  Initially services were held in what was intended as a Fellowship Hall with plans to build a sanctuary on the front of the structure. In 2016, DUMC held its Christmas Eve services in the new sanctuary. The old sanctuary was converted into a much-needed Fellowship Hall where the church can hold dinners, large meetings, and join together in one room.




Shared Blessings

Please help pack the pantry!

Gleaners Delivery Date

Friday, February 16 at 8:00 am

Items to donate:

February – Mac-n-Cheese / Side dishes / Anything on sale

BAGS – We can always use bags for the food pantry.  Go ahead and double bag your groceries when possible, and then bring the extra bags to church for the food pantry.


New Volunteer Opportunity:

Are you looking for something to do on a Friday night, once a month?

Every Friday night, someone goes to the Avon Panera to pickup the left over bread and goodies.

Panera closes at 10pm, so we get there a little early (9:45pm).

It’s easy, but it’s a little too late for some folks.

If interested, see Diane DuMontelle at church.  We would love to add new volunteers to the rotation.



Volunteers needed for food pantry.  Lots of blanks to fill in for January & February.