The United Ministry of Delhi is made up of many kinds of people from many different places who join together to learn more about what it means to be followers of Jesus Christ in this day. We are affiliated with the Presbyterian and United Methodist Churches, having united in 1976. We honor our roots, but also minister as one. God is above all our earthly divisions, after all, and we are one in Jesus Christ.
We believe that Christ calls us to be involved in the world, and both local and global missions are important to us as a church and as individuals.
We have activities for young and old and people of all ages and backgrounds, and ALL are welcome.
Come and join us for worship or one of our activities, stop in and visit with our Pastor, Rev. Bobby Outterson-Murphy, or help us with one of our projects. Pastor Bobby's office hours are Mondays and Wednesday, 10 am - 3 pm. If you'd like, give a call ahead of time to confirm that he is not out visiting at a hospital or attending a meeting.
We'd love to have you with us.
On Sunday, October 28th, 2012 at a Congregational Meeting a vote was taken as to whether The United Ministry should join both organizations. By a margin of 93.6% the proposal was passed. There were 44 yes votes and 3 no votes. We are the 1st in Delaware County to do this!
Please see the October issue of The Word for more details about these denominational organizations whose purposes are to enable the denominations to become all inclusive.
We, The United Ministry of Delhi, worship and serve God in ways that recognize and reflect the strength found in our diversity. Our United Methodist and Presbyterian (USA) heritage and affiliation help define our supportive fellowship which welcomes, without judgment or discrimination, all who seek a relationship with Jesus Christ. All are welcome without regard to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity or orientation, socio-economic status, disability, dress or any other status or condition which could separate Children of God. We celebrate that in our diversity is our strength!
A second emphasis is on building relations with consumers. Get to know them and establish trusting caring bonds. Have a sensitive awareness of individual strengths and weaknesses, and changing needs from day to day.
A third emphasis is encouragement of individuality; dont do for others what they can do for themselves. This is a common mistake in the educative process and is not a favor to the learner. Self-esteem is earned through trial and error and eventual trial and success.
The final aspect I would emphasize is taking genuine pleasure in the process. I enjoy the people I work with. While I often display a devilish sense of humor, I never forget the essential task of helping others stand so they can walk, walk so they can run, and run so they can take their place in society shoulder to shoulder with everyone else."
For more information about ARC please visit http://http://www.delarc.org/
The Big Buddy Program is our Mission of the Month in June. The Big Buddy program matches 'little buddies' ages 5 to 14 with adults who is a friend and a mentor. They generally meet 4 - 8 hours per month for mutually decided upon activities.
For more information, please go to http://http://www.delawareopportunities.org/big_buddy.htm