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Langdoc clergy couple welcomed to Greencastle

GREENCASTLE, Ind. – Indiana Bishop Mike Coyner recently shared this Glory Sighting: This sighting comes from Gobin Memorial UMC in Greencastle, where we (Marsha and I) participated in the worship service that included my “finishing” the Commissioning of Bryan and Maureen Langdoc as the new...

Howe pastor sees God at work in giving towards member’s seminary education

HOWE, Ind. – The Rev. Jean Ness of Cromwell, Ind., pastor of Howe and Pretty Prairie United Methodist Churches in the Northeast District, shared a Glory Sighting about a member at Howe named Whitney, who is a student on course to become a deacon attending United Methodist-related ...

Church holds celebration

COLFAX, Ind. – The Colfax United Methodist Church in the North Central District had a special time of celebration the evening of June 22 for one of its members, Mike Flowers, who received his local preacher’s license. The church served homemade ice cream, cake and sandwiches during a ...

Health agency and Batesville church to offer cancer support group

BATESVILLE, Ind. – The Batesville United Methodist Church, in partnership with Margaret Mary Health, will soon be offering a cancer support group whose goal is to ensure access to valuable community resources to those living with cancer. The group will also provide hope, encouragement, ...

Madison youth lead mission outreach to serve needs of community residents

MADISON, Ind. – This week 12 churches and more than 90 youth gathered to make a difference in their community for what has become Madison Mission Week. The event is in its second year and began with one young person, Macky Hecox (a member of Madison North UMC), who thought there was ...

Brazil United Methodists team with other churches in community fundraiser for hunger

BRAZIL, Ind. – The Center Point/Ashboro Charge of The United Methodist Church under the direction of Pastor Bob Kumpf met with Pastor Gary Scroggins of the Brazil First Presbyterian Church and Father John Hollowell of Brazil Annunciation Catholic Church two years ago and began working to ...

Twice as many congregations respond to 100 New Points of Light

INDIANAPOLIS – One of the surprises of the recent Indiana United Methodist Conference at Indianapolis was an overwhelming response to Bishop Mike Coyner’s invitation to his 100 New Points of Light campaign. During his presentation, Coyner invited Indiana’s United Methodist churches, 1100 ...

Hammond church takes opportunity to house food pantry

HAMMOND, Ind. – When presented with the opportunity to house a food pantry, which had been displaced from its former location, the First United Methodist Church congregation overwhelmingly responded in the affirmative. A very capable person stepped up to be the pantry administrator and she...

Arlington UMC collects snacks for EMTs and Paramedics

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The faith community at Arlington UMC in Bloomington recently provided snacks for the personnel of IU Health Bloomington Hospital Ambulance Service. As chaplain for the service, the pastor at Arlington observed that first responders often go without a meal during their ...

More than 20 clergy willing to commit to change in UMC

On Friday May 16, 2014, the 2013-2014 class of the Bishop’s Leadership Academy concluded with guest presenter Dr. Leonard Sweet. And while Dr. Sweet was a captivating presenter that challenged clergy leaders to rethink the ways in which ministry is done, the glory sighting was the ...

Church seeing new faces from the community after handing out bottles of ‘Living Water’

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Monson Community United Methodist Church on the west side of South Bend recently saw three new families after taking bottles of ‘Living Water’ to hand out on the streets before Easter. Members continue to walk the neighborhood after Easter and plan to keep up the ...

Darlington congregation supports pastors across the pond

Co-pastors Bryan and Maureen Langdoc of the Darlington United Methodist Church in the West District are on the path to becoming provisional elders during this upcoming annual conference Session. The members of the 65-member church they are appointed to serve are currently giving the ...

Youth enriched by Bishop’s Youth Rally

MILROY, Ind. – One Sunday in March, two of the three youth of the Milroy United Methodist Church (in Southeast District) who attended the Bishop’s Youth Rally Saturday, March 8, shared their stories of what they learned from their experiences. Both young women were – naturally – impressed ...

First Christian of new Indiana Conference confirmed in March

NEW PARIS, Ind. – Sunday, March 30, was a special Sunday for our Indiana Conference. The first person to become a Christian after the new Indiana Conference was formed was confirmed. How can I say the “first person to become a Christian” with such boldness? Let me tell you her story. It ...

East Central Indiana United Methodists pictured at mission service work camp in Mississippi

SUNFLOWER, Miss. – With the goal of “making a difference,” 22 men and 14 women, mostly United Methodists from East Central Indiana, spent the week of March 2-8 working out of the Delta Grace Mission hub located in Sunflower, Miss. Sunflower is a small town located in the heart of the ...

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