Shelter Ministries, Inc.

is a local mission outreach, located in Auburn, IN that Norris Chapel supports through out the year. “The mission of Shelter Ministries, Inc. is to provide Christ-centered rehabilitative and preventative services that empower, equip and encourage the homeless and near homeless in order that they may live independent, productive and successful lives.”

Norris Chapel UM donates grocery items, clothing and donate funds through out the year in support of their outreach.

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Rescue Ministries

Located in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Rescue Ministries today includes The Life House for men, Charis House for women and their children, Restoration House for long & short term care for addictions, and Treasure house, our thrift store where donations of household goods are passed on to our residents with the excess sold at minimal prices to low income people in the community.

Please contact them at


The Woodburn Christian Children's Home

A ministry of Christian Churches and Churches of Christ, is broadly supported by the community throughout the tri-state area.  Since 1972, this special home has provided a Christian family environment for children who are homeless or who have other special needs. Contact us @


The Methodist Mountain Mission

trucks stop at several United Methodist churches in the area. They  stop at Norris Chapel during the month of August as well as other area United Methodist churches to pick up gently used clothing, household appliances, furniture, cleaning supplies and knick knacks that can be sold to residents in the Jackson, Kentucky area. Check our newsletter page for the next available time they will be stopping at Norris Chapel.

To learn more about the Mountain Mission contact them @


The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)

is the not-for-profit global humanitarian aid organization of the United Methodist Church. UMCOR is working in more than 80 countries worldwide, including the United States. Our mission, grounded in the teachings of Jesus, is to alleviate human suffering—whether caused by war, conflict or natural disaster, with open hearts and minds to all people.

UMCOR responds to natural or civil disasters that are interruptions of such magnitude that they overwhelm a community's ability to recover on its own.

Health kits, flood buckets, YES kits for school supplies are a few of the areas in which Norris Chapel uses its mission funds. To learn more about UMCOR and its missions works log onto


Expressions of Love

A local charity operated in Waterloo, Indiana gives area Waterloo children much needed gently used clothing both for summer and winter wear, as well as school supplies. A trailer supplied with various items is taken the Waterloo park for distribution.

 Norris Chapel helps by giving to this special outreach mission. Please contact the church for more information as well as the next scheduled dates for the trailer to be in Waterloo.


Habitat for Humanity

Norris Chapel supports Habitat for Humanity of Dekalb County and it’s mission of helping families build affordable new homes in the area.

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Christmas Families

Norris Chapel United Methodist Church supports several families each year at Christmas. This year, gifts will be given to children where parents are struggling with expenses. Grocery items, clothing, heating bills paid , much needed appliances are  just some of the things we will be helping out with this Christmas season.


Bashor Children’s Home

is a 501-C-3 non profit child welfare agency affiliated with the United Methodist Church. We provide help for troubled children and their families through residential care, day treatment/ alternative education, foster care, and many other services.

Bashor has become a regional provider for services over the last 80 years and works with over 100 children daily from 22 counties and 3 different states.

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Henderson Settlement

Norris Chapel helps to support the work of the Henderson Settlement in Frakes, Kentucky. We have had work mission trips that went for a week to help

 local residents fix much needed repairs to their homes. We also collect Campbell soup labels that are used to redeem for office supplies, computers,

and even vans! There are many areas in which Henderson Settlement helps those that live in this Appalachian community. To learn more about the work of

Henderson Settlement contact them @


Work Missions Trips

many members of our church family have participated in work camps both locally and abroad.  The Dominican Republic, Haiti as well as The Henderson Settlement in Frakes, Kentucky are mission trips that have been taken. We also have done local work camps as well, such as our area church camps and local residents that need repairs made to their homes. Please click onto our newsletter page for possible work camp opportunities.