Union Chapel partners in ministry with the following local organizations:
Indiana Fine Arts Academy
The Indiana Fine Arts
Northeast cooperative preschool and kindergarten
#NECOOP is a nonprofit, parent-participation preschool and kindergarten located at Union Chapel United Methodist Church, enrolling children ages 2-6 years old. NECOOP’s philosophy is this: children, parents, and teachers go to school together, each one learning from the other. Each member of our co-op is a volunteer. Active involvement by parent and family volunteers allows us to offer a play-based program at a reasonable cost. Parents have the opportunity to learn alongside their children and become immersed in a welcoming community.
Play Based Learning
We strive to provide a safe and inviting atmosphere, where children have the freedom to explore their individual limits. We value the uniqueness of each child. The way children interact within
A Passion for Nature
We believe our students are more effective learners when they have plenty of time to explore outside of the classroom. Nature provides an incredibly stimulating and multi-sensory place to play. Young children need this opportunity to use their whole body while gaining knowledge and appreciation of our environment. All
For more information about the school, call: (317) 643-4148.
Rupert’s Kids’ mission is to empower youth to discover their inner strengths, realize their own self-worth and recognize their value to society. This 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization stems directly from the vision of Rupert Boneham, four-time Survivor participant
Program participants have faced many obstacles from their previous life choices. Rupert's Kids provides mentoring as well as the opportunity to learn work ethic, social skills, and life competencies for future success.
Dotted Line Divas
Dotted Line Divas operate a personal care pantry (stocking items that are necessary but not readily available from other assistance services) for people in need -- reaching over 2,500 families since the non-profit was founded! The Divas have been able to attain these products through "extreme couponing" -- making it possible to stock cleaning supplies and hygiene products that are free, or purchased for just pennies on the dollar.
The Diva Vision: To not only supply families in need, but to also teach them the basics of couponing to save money in hopes they will "pay it forward" by giving back to the communities in which they live.
The Divas host a monthly Pantry Day and frequent Extreme Couponing Workshops at Union Chapel. Check our web calendar or Facebook for upcoming dates.
STRIVE is a local non-profit that seeks to create sustainable transformations in communities locally and globally by facilitating natural resource investment and vital engagement across cultural and geographic boundaries. The STRIVE Mission in Action:
Rich livelihoods are possible within a reimagined system, designed within the context of local culture to work in harmony with the environment, use resources efficiently, and contribute to human well-being for generations to come.
True economic stability is not possible if natural support systems are degraded in the development process. Such destruction should not be accepted as an inevitable part of economic development; rather, we believe that long-term economic security must be obtained through a positive process of restoration and regeneration of the environment and natural resource base that form the very foundation of a community’s economy.
We all have a lot to learn from each other! Every community has unique approaches to addressing the sustainability issues they face. STRIVE seeks to create a multi-directional platform for cross-cultural engagement that allows diverse communities to share the ideas, knowledge, and skills that will contribute to sustainability