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Our Tuesday evening ZOOM study will be focused on “The Grace of Les Miserables.”  Matt Rawle (author of “The Redemption of Scrooge”) brings us through the life of the characters of Victor Hugo’s classic, Les Miserables.  The study will ponder the themes of Grace, Justice, Poverty, Revolution, Love, and Hope.  Walk with us on our journey towards the exaltation of Jesus Christ this Lenten Season as we seek to understand and live out our faith in the gospel. Class will meet for six weeks from 6:30 — 8:00pm via ZOOM beginning February 23rd.  If you’d like to participate, please email pastor Joe at joe.sanford@inumc.org.  Also let Pastor Joe know if you’d like a book ($8.49) by February 1st (when an order will be placed).  You can also purchase the book on your own: https://www.cokesbury.com/The-Grace-of-Les-Miserables

         COVID-19 Update (11/12/20): We will be suspending all in-person worship indefintely.  We will go 100% virtual.  This is in response to our governor's restrictions. We believe in John Wesley's Three General Rules: 1. Do no harm, 2. Do good, and 3. Stay in love with God.  We can best follow these three rules by being responsible citizens in cooperation with guidelines and recommendations set by our Health Department.  We are able to worship virtually and, therefore, do all in our power to stay in love with God while also honoring the first two rules of Wesley. Please check back for further updates in the future.  Grace and Peace.

         If you would like to join our Sunday morning ZOOM Connect & Prayer time at 9am, please contact Pastor Joe using the link at the bottom of this page or on the staff page.  All are welcome to join us for a time of prayer requests and conversation concrning the well-being of our souls.


Due to COVID-19 and the recommendations by local and federal officials, we are no longer operating at our regular capacity.  We will be updating the website more thoroughly in the coming days.  Please visit us again later in the week to stay more informed. In the meantime, we will extend the calling to everyone to continue to BE THE CHURCH. These are unique times for us.  Let us engage with the circumstances faithfully, responsibly, and with every effort to reflect the full love and grace of Jesus Christ.

Let us love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and love our neighbors as ourselves.



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"Jesus Frees, Relationships Matter, and Love Works."  


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        Pastor Joe has been honored to serve the congregation of Sellersburg UMC since July 2018.  Previously, Pastor Joe served the congregation of Darlington UMC four years as Sr. Pastor as well as Grace UMC in Franklin six years as The Director of Youth Ministries.  Having earned his Master of Divinity degree with honors at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, he is committed to proclaiming The Kingdom of God and making disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world through God’s love, justice, and peace.  He seeks to actively minister within the congregation and community to nurture relationships between people and the Holy Spirit as well as one another.

        Pastor Joe's passion is being missional.  He's spent time ministering and serving with people from around the world including Brazil, Guatemala, France, and Israel.  He has worked with people around the country including New Orleans (Katrina clean-up), Kentucky, North Carolina, Nashville, Indianapolis, and more.  He is committed to the work of anti-racism in his own life as well as his home, congregation, and community.

        Pastor Joe and his wife Lauren have four children and enjoy spending time as a family.  Pastor Joe enjoys to golf, reading, and playing music.  Lauren enjoys reading, music, and attending any live performances of any kind.  Noah loves to be creative: reading, writing, drawing, composing, photographing, and filming.  Juliette enjoys drawing, creating, reading, and building.  Lyla loves reading, puzzles, and learning (especially about dinosaurs).  Audrey enjoys exploring, singing, and being around her family.


                       Rev. Joseph Sanford


226 N. New Albany St.

Sellersburg, IN 47172


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