The mission of the United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
St Andrew United Methodist is a welcoming church that partners with others to help our neighbors live better lives and grow closer to God.
In 1960 Barth Place Church was forced to find a new church location due to the plans of the widening of Raymond Street, so 5 acres was purchased at 2560 S. Villa Avenue. In 1964 construction was completed which included an education building consisting of 15 rooms, office facilities and an auditorium. Struggling to raise the necessary funds, this church agreed to unite with the Shelby Street Methodist Church.
The merger came about on June 1st, 1966 and the combined congregations voted to select the name "St Andrew Methodist Church". In 1968 the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren merged and created the "United Methodist Church". The membership of St. Andrew at the time was 566.
From the beginning St Andrew has offered nurturing and support to the neighborhood and it's children. In 1982 St Andrew began a morning only preschool for 3 and 4 year olds which became the Rainbow Ark Preschool.
In April of 1987 a new sanctuary was completed with members taking part in the work.
We gather in the Bean Creek Neighborhood in the southeast of Indianapolis.
Vibrant Worship: The worship life of our congregation forms us in our faith and prepares us for God’s mission throughout the week.
Missional: We seek to join God wherever God is at work among the people of our community.
Relational: Both our relationship with God and our relationship with our neighbors require that we do not show love from a distance only.
Partnership: We seek to develop partnerships and missions whereby both those we serve and those we serve with can experience the transforming love of God.