More Than Sunday MorningsBe inspired, challenged, and restored. Welcome home.
We’re glad you’re visiting. We hope you’ll explore all the ministries and opportunities we offer and plan to visit this Sunday. Wall Street is a church with a big heart and a deep commitment to our community and the world. Through this church, many people have already found greater hope, purpose and meaning in their lives. And they’ve found our church can quickly become a great place for personal connections and relationships that will last a lifetime.
Wherever you are coming from, whatever you are looking for, we welcome you to Wall Street United Methodist Church. Join us on our journey of knowing, loving, and serving God in the Jeffersonville community and the world.
PASTOR DANYELLE DITMER
Danyelle joined the Jeffersonville community as the pastor of Wall Street in 2016. She is a graduate of Duke University, an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church, and a published author with a deep love for God and passion for helping others grow in faith. With a heart for helping those in need, working for justice through social advocacy, and teaching the good news of Jesus Christ for today, Danyelle seeks to live every day as an opportunity to show the world God’s radically inclusive love.
In addition to her work, Danyelle enjoys spending time with her family. She is married to Josh and together they have two young children, Caleb and Micah. An extrovert by nature, she is a social media junkie who loves to meet new people. In the quiet moments of life, Danyelle indulges her addiction to books and graphic design. Danyelle is also a blogger for ministry with families who is actively involved in social justice campaigns working for education reform and civil rights.
In all things, Danyelle runs on love, laughter, and diet coke with flip flops on her feet, a smile on her face, and a heart for God.
Our staff is a fun and faithful group of folks who want to help you share the love of God, connect with community, and serve with neighbors. They look forward to connecting with you!
We believe the church belongs to God and that the church is, in the words of the Apostle Paul, the body of Christ, called to be the hands and feet of Christ in the world.
Wall Street is part of the United Methodist denomination, the second largest Protestant denomination in America, and we uphold our heritage by pursuing ministry in keeping with this tradition. We seek to be orthodox in faith, generous in spirit, broadminded, passionately devoted to Jesus Christ, and wholly surrendered to God. We strive for personal holiness by inviting people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ. We also pursue social holiness in the public sphere by addressing key issues of our time so that our world will look more like the Kingdom of God.
United Methodists have a passionate faith with strong convictions, but we also recognize that the world is not always black and white. We are willing to ask questions, to wrestle with difficult issues, and to do so with grace and compassion. United Methodists are “people of the Book,” whose faith is firmly rooted in and built upon the scriptures. We hold the Bible to be divinely inspired and are committed to live by its words. We also recognize the Bible was written by people who heard God in the light of their own cultural and historical circumstances. As such, we make use of scholarship and study the scriptures carefully. When we encounter theological differences among Christians, we bear in mind John Wesley’s approach, “in essentials, unity; in nonessentials, liberty; in all things, charity.” United Methodists share a common heritage with other Christians, holding to the historic essentials of the Christian faith.
We believe the goal of the Christian life is to love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love your neighbor as you love yourself. From the beginning of the Methodist movement, we were known as “reasonable enthusiasts,” those who are both emotionally and intellectually engaged. We value passionate worship, relevant preaching, small groups to hold Christians accountable to one another, and serving those who are in need. We value the spiritual disciplines and take a “methodical” approach to growing in the faith. United Methodists value the full participation of women and men, people of all backgrounds in every facet of fellowship and leadership within the church and society.
This is our heritage, and it continues to shape Wall Street in every area of our ministry.
At the highest level, Wall Street is governed by our entire membership, with meetings held annually and when important matters arise.Throughout the year, the Administrative Board acts as the executive agency of the church, providing strategic leadership, setting important policy, and monitoring the performance of church’s ministries and missions. In addition, they oversee finances, building maintenance, and personnel.
Our pastor and staff are passionate and committed. The office staff provides leadership for the administrative needs of the church and ministers to the congregation and community in quiet ways. The pastor oversees the big picture ministries and programs at Wall Street, and in doing so, helps shape the heart and character of this church.
Wall Street’s worship experience reflects the personality of our church. Simply spend an hour with us on Sunday and you will see our passion for dynamic, meaningful worship. At Wall Street, you can expect a classical worship experience, with hymns, liturgy and sacraments reminding us ours is an ages-old, ever-new faith movement. Worship with us to be inspired, challenged, and encouraged as we seek to journey to bring Christ to all.
During each service, our Nursery is available for children ages birth through three. We also invite caregivers to use our Calming Room whenever needed because we understand children need time and space to grow into worship, which can mean taking a break from the pew. The Calming Room is comfortably furnished with user controlled audio to listen to worship.
We would love to connect you with the life of the church. Stop by the Hospitality Center before or after the service for help with any questions you might have. Sign up for the weekly newsletter by providing your email address on the connection card during worship.
We regularly celebrate Holy Communion as a means of growing closer with God and sharing in the mystery of God’s presence with us. Below is a link to help answer some common questions, but please know the most important thing is: Everyone is welcome because this is God’s holy meal!
Music is a vital element to our worship, and the musicians of Wall Street delight in offering their talent to assist in and enrich worship. We nurture growth and foster opportunity for all ages to be actively involved in musical ministry. Music elements in worship range from hymn-singing to simple chants to the presentation of special music. The choir’s repertoire consists of music from our Wesleyan heritage, classic choral music, as well as modern arrangements.
- The 8:45 Chapel Service features instrumental, small group ensembles, and soloists as well as congregational signing led by our Choral Director.
- The 11:00 Worship Service features our largest choral ensemble who sing weekly and lead congregational hymns. Monthly, our adult handbell ensemble, who use a beautiful five-octave set of Malmark handbells, play at both services.
Wall Street is blessed with outstanding musicians who direct a choir for children. The childrenʼs choir rehearse weekly on Sunday mornings at 9:30. As they progress in the program, all have the opportunity to learn beginning music and vocal skills. The children’s choir leads special music for both worship services monthly as well as for special services throughout the year.
We are excited to partner with you to help the children in your life become deeply committed Christians. Our children’s ministry program is with children birth through 5th grade. Built on a foundation of meaningful programs to help children learn the Bible, develop basic practices of prayer, and kindle a mission minded focus, it is our hope that families grow together on their journey to know, love and serve Jesus Christ. All our programs for children are fun, engaging and taught by committed volunteers who serve Jesus by serving you and your kids.
- Children’s Church: Each week, children K-3rd grade depart just before the sermon at the 11:00 worship service to receive their own special lesson from the Bible and how it relates to them in an age-appropriate way.
- Sunday School: Throughout the year we have age-level classes for all children and when school is out, we shift to a one-room Sunday school for children of all ages. We use a special series of lessons designed specifically for a multi-age room. And it’s amazing to see how children of all ages encourage and support each other in learning more about God’s Word!
- Kids for Christ: This monthly program includes a Bible lesson, crafts, games, and more! After, families are encouraged to stay for a sack dinner to continue the fun.
We want to provide a welcoming community for all youth no matter where they are on their faith journey. At Wall Street, there is a place for every youth to worship God, build a community of peers and adult leaders, and grow in faith.
- Sunday School: Youth gather weekly during Sunday School. Our time together begins casually with time for youth to catch up with each other. Then, adult volunteers lead a short study to empower youth to explore their faith and think about how it applies to daily life.
At Wall Street, we believe God’s way of transforming our world is through people gathered in community. We have a variety of small groups that provide the opportunity to make some new friends who will care for you, share life with you, and serve alongside you. Adult ministries at Wall Street include a wide variety of small groups. Some are seasonal studies that meet for a defined commitment, while others are ongoing and open to new members at any time. Other groups center around serving others or talents like choir and handbells. Each group provides an opportunity for you to find a place to belong and grow in relationship with others and God.
- Women’s Ministries: Women at Wall Street are growing as followers of Jesus in a variety of ways from studies to retreats to mission opportunities. Two different groups meet each month.
- Adult Sunday School: Each Sunday morning, there is a variety of adult small groups meeting to explore God’s Word and what it means in our lives. We invite you to join in anytime!
Use your musical talents to praise God and help create a meaningful worship experience. At Wall Street, we have several musical groups who have a passion for music and through their shared time in rehearsal and leading worship, they form caring bonds of friendship to encourage one another in faith and life.
September through May, the Chanel Choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings, 6:30-7:30 pm. Immediately following, the Handbell Choir rehearses from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. Childcare is available.
There is a place for you to serve at Wall Street. You can share your gifts and talents with the congregation in any number of different ways. Our hope is that you will find a way to serve by matching your passion with the needs of the congregation.
- In Worship: An incredible community of laity serve alongside our pastor in worship, from greeters to ushers to tech support. No special skills are required and training is available.
- Tech Group Soundboard: Run the soundboard during worship. Training on use of the sound mixer, and assisting vocalists and instrumentalists with sound needs is available.
- Worship Presentation: Advance slides in PowerPoint to follow the worship service
- Eucharistic Ministers: Serve Communion as called upon on the first Sunday of the month and selected Sundays during the year
- Liturgists: Read selected scripture passages during worship
- Ushers: Leadership during each worship service by welcoming people, distributing bulletins, assisting visitors, and collecting the offering
- Meal Ministry: One of the simplest ways to serve others is to provide meals. At times when a person is experiencing loss, illness, hardship, or stress, Wall Street members are called on to help support, care, and take action through our meal ministry.
- Funeral Dinners: As desired, Epworth prepares and serves a meal at the church following a funeral or memorial service. To be involved in this ministry servants can prepare food at home and bring it to the church, shop for food, prepare food at the church, set up or clean up from the meal, or help to serve the meal.
- For Whenever Relief is Needed: Meal ministry is made up of people who are willing to cook (or order take out) and deliver meals to the home of those in need. Recipients can expect to receive somewhere between 6-10 meals over the course of a few weeks. Not only does it help financially, but it also means less shopping, cooking, and cleaning during an especially stressful time. Usually recipients are people within our congregation who have experienced the birth of a child, death of a family member, illness or hospitalization. However, any situation where a delivered meal might provide relief is reason enough to feed folks.
For over 100 years, Wall Street has gone beyond the walls to serve the community of Jeffersonville and beyond. There are a lot of opportunities for you to serve beyond the walls of our church thanks to partnerships and dedicated lay leaders. Learn more about how you can put beliefs into action through Wall Street.
- UMCOR: Responding to Needs Around the World: Wall Street has a deep desire to help all who are in need. When we cannot physically help, we support the work of The United Methodist Committee on Relief or UMCOR. The goal of UMCOR is to assist the most vulnerable persons affected by crisis or chronic need without regard to their race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation because all people have God-given worth and dignity.Wall Street supports UMCOR through monetary giving, with an assurance that 100% of the funds goes directly to those in need. UMCOR is able to ensure this because its administrative costs and staff are funded by The United Methodist Church through the General Board of Global Ministries.At different times, UMCOR calls on local churches to send relief supplies. Wall Street is quick to jump on the need, sending a variety of kits designated by UMCOR to reach people in need. Many of these projects include children and offer an opportunity to help everyone prayerfully serve in relieving the suffering and needs of others.
- Providing Basic Needs for Our Neighbors: We partner with The Center for Lay Ministries to help provide basic needs to our neighbors. 100% of the food and funds distributed through this central location comes from donations, including Wall Street’s ongoing collection of nonperishable food.
- Caring for the Community Within and Beyond: The ministry of caring for others is shared by everyone in the congregation to insure “no one walks alone” as life changes, challenges arise, and need occurs.
- Stephen Ministry: Stephen Ministers are trained caregivers who offer one-to-one care to persons working through a tough time such as unemployment, empty-nest, relocating, grief, etc. Training for new Stephen Ministers is provided on an as needed basis and continuing education is provided monthly for all Stephen Ministers.
- Homebound Visitation: Help our pastor for the needs of our congregation and community through visiting, by phone and in person, those of our church family who are homebound, in a care facility or in local hospitals.
We believe stewardship and generosity is a way of life that recognizes everything we have is God’s, and we are simply managing those resources while here on earth. Through the giving of our financial resources and time, we are the heart, spirit, and hands of God, reaching out in love to share with our world. Our gifts demonstrate in a tangible way our love for God and our neighbors. Each year, we ask our members to return an annual commitment card, pledging their tithes and offerings for the coming year.
There are three important reasons why we do this.
- We believe returning a portion of our financial resources to God’s work through our church is an act of worship. We acknowledge that all we have is a gift from God, and as an expression of love we thank God for our blessings and symbolically return the first fruits of our labor as an offering to the Lord.
- One of our membership expectations at Wall Street is to give in proportion to our income. We are not told how much to give, that is a personal decision; some continue the Israelite tradition of a tithe or ten percent to God. For many, ten percent is just the beginning. The amount isn’t the purpose, but rather to give joyfully in proportion to our income. Our hope is that you will commit a percentage of your income and increase that amount as you are able in the future.
- The annual commitments make it possible for our church to budget, plan and expand our ministries in the coming year. Worship, programs for children and teens, adult Bible studies and small groups, pastoral care and support, mission trips and community projects are all supported by annual giving that provides the operating funds for our church.
Over the years, we have committed our resources to God, and God has truly blessed and used them to change lives, transform communities and renew the church.
Everyone needs help sometimes. Wall Street is a community of compassion, comfort and care, where you can find someone to pray with you and remain alongside you as you work through challenges in your life. You are not alone.
- Prayer Requests: We want to be in prayer with you. You may submit an online prayer request anytime or call the church office. Prayer requests are also accepted on the connection card during worship.
- Congregational Care: We reach out, by phone and personal visits, to those of our church family who are homebound, in a care facility or in local hospitals. Please help us care for everyone by keeping us informed as a need arises.
- Congregational Care Ministers: Wall Street believes strongly in creating a community of care, which is led by our Congregational Care Ministers. This is a community within our church family that is led the pastor and leaders from our Care Ministry to help ensure that great pastoral care is provided.
- Counseling: Wall Street offers referrals to community mental health professionals on our approved referral list. This service is not intended for immediate crisis needs. If you are concerned about your safety or the safety of others, please call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room. Our referral service is free and open to anyone seeking counseling. A typical response time is approximately two business days.
Your wedding is the Christian celebration of your love and commitment to each other and to God. At Epworth United Methodist Church, we want to minister to you, through your wedding service. This sacred ceremony, in which you enter into a covenant with God and one other, creates the foundation for your marriage. By choosing to use a representative of God, and God’s Church, you are inviting God’s presence in your wedding and purposely asking for God’s blessing upon the marriage.
Holy Baptism is a Covenant between an individual and God. It is God’s word to us, proclaiming our adoption by grace and our word to God, promising our response of faith and love. Wall Street United Methodist Church welcomes your inquiry about the Sacrament of Baptism and we look forward to assisting your family with planning this special day. It is our desire to make your baptism a most memorable occasion. Persons of all ages can be baptized at Wall Street. Non-members are encouraged to seek membership as soon as possible after being baptized. We baptize by sprinkling Holy Water and make the sign of the cross on the forehead with anointing oil to invite the presence of the Holy Spirit.
Our pastor serves the community in a number of ways, not the least of which is care before, during and after the loss of a loved one. When a death is imminent our pastors are honored to come and pray with you. If there is time, please contact the pastor. When the death has occurred, our pastors and staff would also be honored to provide the service for your loved one here at the church, at the funeral home or graveside depending on the family’s decision. Christ is our hope for eternal life and we offer this hope to the surviving family and friends that their beloved is now in God’s eternal charge. All services will follow the United Methodist order.
Address: 240 Wall Street,
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Business Hours: Monday – Thursday, 9:00-12:00
Wall Street has a large parking lot on the north side of the building. Handicapped parking is available near the main entrance.