📕 Beliefs

Peniel provides Sunday School classes for all ages and enjoys an active traditional choir. Our weekly Sunday Worship Service is pastored by the Rev. Richard Pippin, who, with wife Judy, has served Peniel since 2002. It has been said by many people that they have walked into Peniel United Methodist Church as a stranger, yet have left as a friend. It is through this welcoming atmosphere that our congregation works to emulate the love of Christ and strives to shine as light in our community.

Vision Statement

Peniel United Methodist Church is a family of Christians who believe in the Holy Trinity. We serve the Risen Christ by preaching and teaching the Word of God. We reach out to those in need everywhere and shine as a light in our community.


Our mission is to be there for those in need. As such, we have official ties to several local charities and members are encouraged to support other charities they are passionate about in Brazil and the surrounding area. To learn about specific causes we are passionate about, click here.


If a stranger enters the church for the first time, they will leave knowing that they are loved by this family of Christians. We have stated that as of the first service and continue to uphold that.

United Methodist Church Association

While Peniel has a unique culture, we are part of the larger United Methodist Church. We have good relations with the other Methodist churches in the Brazil, IN area (and a few churches of other denominations) and work together to build each other up. Below is information about the tenets of our faith and answers to FAQs from the official UMC website.