LaPorte United Methodist Church is a part of a larger body of believers in the UMC. We are a member of the West Plains District within the East Ohio Conference of the UMC. This is where you will find all of the info on what is going on within the district, conference, and entire United Methodist Church.

What It Means to be united Methodist

Have you ever wondered what it means to be United Methodist? Are you a lifelong United Methodist? Then this course is for you! The United Methodist Church is offering an online course on what it means to be United Methodist. This course is free with four interactive modules, each taking about an hour to complete. You can enroll at any time and once you enroll, you have access to the modules for three months. Please click here to register and learn what it means to be United Methodist!

Racial Justice

From The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church 2016, paragraph 5:

The United Methodist Church proclaims the value of each person as a unique child of God and commits itself to the healing and wholeness of all persons.

The United Methodist Church recognizes that the sin of racism has been destructive to its unity throughout its history. Racism continues to cause painful division and marginalization.

The United Methodist Church shall confront and seek to eliminate racism, whether in organizations or in individuals, in every facet of its life and in society at large.

The United Methodist Church shall work collaboratively with others to address concerns that threaten the cause of racial justice at all times and in all places.

Visit to learn more about the United Methodist Church's initiative to educate others about how we can work together to end racism.

Please click here to view "An Anti-Racism Commitment from Bishop Tracy S. Malone and the Extended Cabinet of the East Ohio Conference"

Heritage Landmarks: A Traveler’s Guide to the Most Sacred Places in The United Methodist Church


Forty-nine Heritage Landmarks have been identified by the 2016 General Conference of the United Methodist Church. Perhaps while you're vacationing and enjoying your summer you would like to visit the three located here in Ohio or some of the forty-three other Hertiage sites located about the US. Download the document in the link above to learn more about the history of these important landmarks of The United Methodist Church.