Faith in God

Your a child of God
and you're always welcome!

The Jesus Way

Loving Others.
Jesus lives in our heart.

Live with Peace

Join us for church. New Traditions Worship at 9:30am. Church School at 11:00am church.

Today, we find ourselves as a "new" church; seeking to be creative and innovative in our ministries while honoring our traditions.
Our Purpose is to extend transforming grace into the community to fully Develop Disciples of Jesus Christ.
We will develop Devoted Disciples of Jesus Christ by pursuing excellence in three key areas of faith development; connecting people of all ages through: Opportunities to worship, To learn and To serve.

What We Can Do For You!

We are a church that believes in God, Everyone is welcome.


Like any other church, we are a group of people desperately in need of God's grace. We all mess up; we all fall short...the word in the Bible is 'sin.' But the Church is part of God's Plan to redeem people back to him so we seek to be vessels of grace as God is gracious to us. We bless others as God blesses us!


. Everyone is Welcome at the Communion table — kids and adults; whether a member of this or any church. "Christ our Lord invites to his table all who love him; who earnestly repent of their sin and seek to live in peace with one another."


We believe that when we place God in the middle of everything we do, and continuously live a life in a cycle of worship, learning and service, we will grow in our lives and become the people God created us to be. The vision for our people is for them to go deeper in their relationship with God by learning more about the Bible and its relevance in our lives.

Daycare Ministry

Bremen United Methodist Church has been providing quality, loving child care in a Christian atmosphere here in Bremen for over 32 years. We are open Monday through Friday 6:30am — 5:30pm for children 6 weeks through 10 years of age. For more information or to arrange a visit, contact our Director Beth Fraine (over 27 years) at 546-2275.

Our Purpose and Philosophy

The Bremen United Methodist Church has extended its mission to the community by offering quality day care for working parents of infants and young children. A before and after school program is offered for school age children.

Our staff helps both children and their parents feel positive about day care. The staff and parents need to work together as a team to help the children grow to be happy individuals. Our goal is to provide a safe, loving, fun, Christian environment for the children in the community. We offer a program that balances the physical, social, emotional, and cognitive needs of the children. The day care has a relaxed atmosphere where each child can grow and learn at his or her own pace.

God is good all the time; and all the time God is good.

Capital Campaign

Deuteronomy 15:10 says - "Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord our God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to." God is richly blessing us in our work. Prayerfully continue to contribute as you feel God directing you to give. Honoring our Faith building our FUTURE.

Generosity Changes Everything

We ask for continued weekly donations to our Food Pantry as we head into our spring and summer months. We assist on an annual basis 122 families and 3626 individuals. This is why your donations are so greatly NEEDED and appreciated. Let’s not turn anyone away for lack of donated goods. Thanks

Food for Thought

Don't let your worries get the best of you. Remember, Moses started out as a basket case. Some people are kind, polite, and sweet-spirited, until you try to sit in their pews. When you get to your wit's end, you'll find God lives there.

Food Pantry Wish list

When we feed the hungry We Feed You, Jesus. (Matthew 25: 35-40)
Wish List : Juice, Cake Mixes/ Frostings, Jelly, Cereal & Canned Pasta (Ravioli/Spaghetti) We can use empty egg cartons.

Pastor's Reflections

10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. (1Corinthians 15:10a)

I was just thinking...

...that thinking of ourselves as consisting of the culmination of God’s grace could help us feel valued. I like that I can say, “I am what I am...”the good and the bad a result of God’s grace on my life. He could’ve intervened in times that I was disobedi- ent but by His grace, He chose to let me learn the hard way. That means that I am not a product of random chance. I am what I am by the grace of God. You are what you are by the grace of God. I want to be full of God’s love and strength. I strive for that each day to honor Him in my life. I strive to be in His Word and full of all things Jesus. But, the truth is I am not all that..., I do fall short, but I am what I am by the grace of God. I love reading this passage and knowing that I am not what I once was. But, because of my past and failures I am what I am by God’s grace. I take each day and my next step towards Him in the knowledge that He loves me and is molding me to be strong and full of His love, mercy and grace. It makes me think of the song we all know and love... “Amazing Grace” how sweet the sound that saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now I am found. Was blind, but now I see. ’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,And grace my fears relieved;How precious did that grace appear The hour I first believed!Through many dangers, toils and snares,I have al- ready come;’Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,And grace will lead me home.The Lord has promised good to me,His Word my hope secures;He will my Shield and Portion be,As long as life endures.The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,The sun forbear to shine;But God, who called me here below,Will be forever mine.When we’ve been there ten thousand years,Bright shining as the sun,We’ve no less days to sing God’s praiseThan when we’d first begun.

Blessings, Pastor Lynn Breeden
Cell: 574-306-7752

Greetings from our Director, Beth Fraine

Farewell old friend. You served us well. Thank you for the countless hours of laughter and fun. For the over 1000 children you gave a home away from home to we are eternally grateful. 33 years is a long time and I think you made our church and this town.

Daycare Sunday is every 3rd Sunday of the month. Look for the daycare corner in the Welcome Center!

Paper Towels, Canned Green Beans/Carrots, Snack Crackers

March Birthdays

02 Brock Ginter
08 Nolan Breeden
13 Sherri Dunning
15 Gavin Grossman
17 Charles Hartsell, Todd Keller
22 Wyatt Grossman
24 Bill Blum
27 Miranda Starke
28 Jane Ringle
31 Georgia Germann

March Anniversaries

03 Rick & Cheryl Rager 15 Years
06 Peter & Liz Anderson 12 Years
09 Kim & Sherry BonDurant 48 Years
22 Parrish & Tara Ton 25 Years
23 Greg & Wendy Bollenbacher 31 Years
30 Bud & Helen Mikel 67 Years
Todd & Ann Keller 37 Years

June 11 – 16, 2018 The team is preparing for its summer mission trip to Red Bird. Please keep Rosie Rader, Sandy Krost, Mary Grebe, and the rest of the team from Wakarusa and Nappanee in your prayers. Our service is to be the hands and feet of Jesus to people in need. Lower Beech Fork UMC is located in the poorest county of Kentucky. The help the team provide uplifts the community and the team. In God’s economy both sides are richly blessed by being a service and an encouragement to the ones receiving the help. The mission trip is totally funded by the generous donations from our three United Methodist churches. The bulk of the donations go to Lower Beech Fork UM Church for the building project. The rest of the monies go to the expenses of the trip.

The team promotes three fund raisers and collects items for the 1000 Sticks Community thrift store.

1) Hacienda Give Back we earned $172.74. Thank you for buying Hacienda gift cards.

2) Collection of aluminum cans. Our team member, Mel Lemler, crushes and bags the cans, then takes them to the recycling plant. Please bring your clean cans and place in the east basement stairwell week of May 6 through Saturday May 12th.

3) Our final fund raiser is donations from our church families. Please turn your donations marked for Red Bird Mission by Sunday, June 2. Checks are made to BUMC and then one check is given to Pastor Ed Geleske of Wakarusa UMC. The largest donation will receive the beautiful quilt donated by a Wakarusa member in memory of her son. The quilt will be on display at church from May 6th through June 2nd.

As in former years we are again collecting clean clothing and small household items (Nonbreakable) for the thrift store. Please place items in the old basement downstairs below our worship center. If you are unable to carry items downstairs, please see Mary Grebe or leave in back at the Welcome Center to be taken downstairs. Also you may call Mary for home pickup (209-0286). Collections start the first of May until June 2nd. Thank you for your support.

Also to help with the expenses of the trip, we need some donations of food that the team eats for the week. If you would like to support the team in this way, check the list in the Welcome Center what items are needed and sign your name beside what you would like to provide. Please bring items to church by June 10th. Either put on table in basement kitchen or in the refrigerator. Please mark bags Red Bird Mission Trip. Thanks so much for your help. GOD BLESS YOU.

Ways to Serve BUMC

It is that time of year to sign up to help the BUMC SONLight Care Team with their service projects. We need volunteers to send out cards (birthday, anniversary, get well, and encouragement), be prayer warriors (Pray for our church and its members), and make casseroles (They would be frozen and then delivered according to needs of our church family). This is an one month commitment. Please sign up at the Welcome Center in the back of the sanctuary. Questions: please call Mary Grebe at 209-0286.

Canceled Stamps for Mission Outreach

Now is a good time to save those canceled stamps. The Marion Mission Storehouse in Marion Indiana collects canceled stamps and in turn sell them to foreign stamp collectors. Funds acquired from the sales are used to ship medical and supplies to missions overseas. Trim about 1/4” around the stamp and place your collection in the designated basket in the welcome center.

Join Us For Breakfast

Joining us in the kitchen for breakfast this month is Steve and Pam Miller. Thank you for stepping up to this very enjoyable time in the Church kitchen! If you are interested in helping out on Sunday’s the sign up Gloria or Mary K.

Cap'n's Corner

A little story about seeds. It is finally May and for many of you it is time to plant gardens, or in a farmer’s case, ( like the Cap’n) he hopes to be getting the field crops in. This month I would like to share some thoughts about seeds. Have you ever even thought much about them? I mean we open the package, make a small row or a hole, or a hill, and put them in the ground. Add some water and we hope a plant will soon emerge!

However, have you ever taken a good look at those seeds. I mean, a really good look! Where I am going with this, is, that a lot of seeds, or starts maybe look pretty much like what you intend to grow. Yes the seed may be dried and shriveled up, but a corn seed pretty much looks like a kernel of corn, a soybean seed looks like what you harvest in the fall. Seed potatoes are basically small, or pieces of potatoes that have a healthy “eye.” Onion sets look like small onions. My point is this, you basically know what it is you are planting and that you hope that one seed, or start, will produce a whole lot more.

Now some seeds are a whole lot different! Does a pumpkin seed look like a pumpkin? How about those kind of fuzzy looking carrot seeds? Radish seeds look like very tiny bb”s. These seeds, and many others, we really would have no idea what was going to grow unless we had the package to tell us, because the seed is nothing like the crop!

I am pretty sure God planned it this way that we could learn a lesson from seeds. Actually there are many “seed” lessons but I am sharing two. Read your Bible and you will discover many others. First, I think all believers have God given talents (1 Corinthians 12) and it is up to us to use them to Glorify Him. To me, that is kind of like that first set of seeds. I mean we use those God given abilities to produce more of what was expected from us, with His help, from those seeds that HE PLANTED.

Maybe not so true on the second set of seeds. Those seeds made me think of “the grapevine game.” I think probably all of you reading this have played it. The first person whispers a story in the next person’s ear, and that person retells it to the next, and so on until by the time the story gets to the last person it is completely different. For example, what might start as a little lie, or a piece of gossip, grows into something that was never expected, hurting many people along the way. Sounds to me, kind of like those seeds that you don’t know what they will produce. Believe me, I have been there, done that, and not very proud of myself! Fortunately Jesus forgives!

Before ending, if you do not know, I have placed a basket in the back of the sanctuary where I place extra children sermon items. You are more than welcome to pick something up.

Have a great day.

Cap’n Bob

Prayer Vigil

Romans 8: 26-27 says:" In the same way, the spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who reaches our hearts knows our mind of the spirit, because the spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will."

The door will be open, come spend some time with God in prayer.....Wednesday, May 2. 6-6 p.m. Sign up board in the fellowship hall Sunday, April 29th. " Lord, hear our prayer."

Skate Party

Come Join Us May 19, 2-4:30 PM @ Warsaw Skating Park for a skating party. Dinner to follow at Pastor Lynn’s. Sign up sheet in Fellowship Hall.

We Just Wanted To Say Thank You

Thank you so much for all the cards, prayers, visits, kind words said at the funeral and those that made food and serve it at the lunch. Our family appreciates all you done. Mother loved her church and was ready to be with her Jesus. Her song we could always get her to sing at the nursing home was “Jesus Loves Me”. What a great feeling to know she is with him! The family of Lois Gushwa.

Picture day

Just a reminder....Tuesday May 8th is picture day for our new directory. Did you sign up yet? If not the sign up sheet is located in the Welcome Center with some time slots still available.

BUMC Seniors Lunch

Bums ..( all Seniors and guest). Lunch is Wednesday, May 2. Beginning at 11 for visiting and lunch at noon. This carry in is always a good time and good food. Invite a friend or two. Just bring a covered dish to share...everything else will be there. See ya there!

We had a wonderful time and turn out for our sock hop last month. Everyone seemed to enjoy the activities and events. See for yourself.

Church Clean Up

Joining us in the kitchen for breakfast this month is Steve and Pam Miller. Thank you for stepping up to this very enjoyable time in the Church kitchen! If you are interested in helping out on Sunday’s the sign up Gloria or Mary K.

May 2018
SunMon TueWed ThuFri Sat

Woman’s Bible Study 9:00 AM & 5:00 PM


Fellowship in Use 8-10 AM

Prayer Vigil 7 AM-7 PM BUM Lunch @ Noon


Community Dinner 5 PM—6:30 PM

4 5

8:30 Traditional Worship Communion

10:00 Contemporary Worship With Communion


FX3, With Trudy 6:30 PM


Picture Day 2-8:30 PM


Fellowship in Use 8-10 AM


Missions Mee ng 10 AM

Community Dinner 5 PM—6:30 PM

11 12

Spring Clean Up 9 AM


8:30 Traditional Worship

10:00 Contemporary Worship With Communion


FX3, With Trudy 6:30 PM

15 16

Fellowship in Use 8-10 AM

Ad Council Meeting


BUM Breakfast 8:30

Community Dinner 5 PM—6:30 PM

Day Care Graduation 7 PM

18 19

Roller Skating Party 2-4:30 PM


8:30 Traditional Worship

10:00 Contemporary Worship With Communion

Day of Pentecost

Finance Team Meeting 11:15


FX3, With Trudy 6:30 PM


Woman’s Bible Study 9:00 AM & 5:00 PM


Fellowship in Use 8-10 AM


Community Dinner 5 PM—6:30 PM

25 26

8:30 Traditional Worship

10:00 Contemporary Worship With Communion


Happy Memorial Day

29 30

Fellowship in Use 8-10 AM


Community Dinner 5 PM—6:30 PM


Deadline for the newsletter is the 20th of each month. Bulletin is 10:00 am on Wednesdays.


Sundays 8:30am - Traditional
Breakfast at 9:30
Contemporary Service at 10:00

Children play a special role in the worship service. Following a Children's Chat with the pastor (or Captain Bob or Miss Rhonda), the kids (up to 5th grade) are dismissed to the lower level for Kids Own Worship (KOW time), a worship experience designed just for them.

Our hope and prayer is that when you visit BUMC for the first time, you feel warmly welcomed; that you hear a word of encouragement and that you experience God's presence during worship.

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2 Corinthians 9:6-8

Now this I say, he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed.

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