Love Fund

The Love Fund provides funds for local people in need who struggle to meet financial obligations, including rent payments, utility and rent deposits, utility bills. (Food and clothing are not available through the Love Fund but are available from many local agencies.) Gifts from the Love Fund are provided as one-time emergency assistance and are given via referral, not in cash.

Those who seek assistance from the Love Fund must have a referral from the Shalom Center, the Salvation Army, St. Vincent de Paul, Monroe County United Ministries, or a Township Trustee; the referring agency can call us on behalf of potential recipients. For more information about financial assistance, call the church office Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at 812-332-4439.

Referring agencies:

Bloomington Trustees (812) 336-4976
MCUM (812) 339-3429
Saint Vincent De Paul (812) 961-1510
Salvation Army (812) 336-4310
Shalom Center (812) 334-5728

Memorial Ash Garden

We honor all stages of the life cycle, including death. The Memorial Ash Garden is available for members and friends of First United who wish to be cremated and have their remains buried on church grounds. A person may prepay for a plot while making advance funeral preparations; plots may also be purchased after a death.

Plots in the Memorial Ash Garden measure one square foot. The cost of a plot is $400. Our minister is available for funeral or memorial services. Contact our office manager for further details.