What is MERGE?
MERGE is our weekly worship service that meets on Wednesdays at 9pm—Come early and grab a snack and a T-shirt! Our sermons are theological and address topics relevant to young adults. We celebrate communion every week at MERGE—EVERYONE is welcome, so bring a friend, dress casual and enjoy our awesome music! Be sure to fill out the worship card—if you give us your email, we’ll send you a weekly update and if you have a prayer request, you can write that on the back of your card. We can’t wait to see you!

Am I welcome here?
Yes! As long as your are a college-aged student in the Bloomington-Normal area, you are welcome to join us for worship, Sunday Supper, or one of our other events! Merge is a fully inclusive campus ministry, so all people are welcome – if you are a member of the LGBTQ+ community, a member of any denomination (or no denomination!), or a member of another religion, you are invited to join us. When we say all people are equally loved by God, we mean it!

How can I get involved?

  • Come to our weekly worship, MERGE, Wednesdays at 9pm.
  • Grab some grub at Sunday Supper, Sundays at 6pm (downstairs)
  • Join a small group.
  • Join us on retreats and mission trips.
  • Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.

Is there a space for me to study, unwind between classes and hang out with friends?
YES! The photo above is our space that is located in the basement of Normal First United Methodist Church behind Milner Library (come in the side door closest to the library), so we’re a very short walk from ISU’s campus. As you can see, we have a comfortable space to study, relax and hang out with friends with plenty of tables, couches, ping pong, pool table, WiFi, cable TV and a kitchen! Our prayer room is also located in this space.

I have more questions…
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