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Back to School Rally helps Emerging Leaders leap into new school year with a mission mindset

Back to School Rally helps Emerging Leaders leap into new school year with a mission mindset

INUMC Emerging Leaders hosted the Back to School Rally (B2S) at Epworth Forest Conference Center in North Webster, Indiana, on August 4, 2018. Students from middle school to college, from across Indiana, were invited to take part in a day layered with activities to prepare them for the ...

United Methodist Bishops call for prayers of peace in Zimbabwe

United Methodist Bishops call for prayers of peace in Zimbabwe

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The bishops of The United Methodist Church are calling for prayers of peace for Zimbabwe, which is witnessing violence in the aftermath of presidential and parliamentary elections. Here is the statement from the Council of Bishops.   The Council of Bishops of The United ...

Faith forum demands end to ICE detainments

Faith forum demands end to ICE detainments

The Families First platform is an initiative of Faith in Indiana and Act Indiana. The more than 350 attendees were challenged to join a canvassing effort in the 10 weeks leading up to the midterm election. Faith in Indiana seeks to reach 10,000 disaffected, minority and excluded voters. “...

Mission Guatemala: Our Week with The University of Indianapolis

Mission Guatemala: Our Week with The University of Indianapolis

Students from the University of Indianapolis, an Indiana Conference affiliated institution, partnered with Mission Guatemala for an opportunity to serve as the hands and feet of Christ to their neighbors abroad. In a recent blog post, Mission Guatemala stated "We're so thankful to the ...

Way Forward report released in all four official languages of General Conference

Way Forward report released in all four official languages of General Conference

Way Forward report released in all four official languages of General Conference WASHINGTON, D.C. – The final report of the Commission on a Way Forward has been released in all four official languages of the General Conference: English, French, Portuguese and Swahili.  The report will be ...

Students empowered to serve as leaders in their communities at 2018 SLA Summer Session

Students from across Indiana have been participating in Student Leadership Academy (SLA)-Summer this July, with nearly 40 high school students and college-age leaders. This year’s summer academy was offered in two sessions; July 8-14 and July 15-21.  Theology lectures, vocational ...

Brightwood United Methodist Church time capsules from 1923 and 1949 reflect an era of growth in community

Brightwood United Methodist Church time capsules from 1923 and 1949 reflect an era of growth in community

The Brightwood faith community wanted to memorialize investments and sacrifices church members had made in order to support new renovations to the church property. In 1923 there was an influx in growth in the Brightwood community. The education building was built in 1921 – lists of donors ...

Macy to leave Conference staff

Macy to leave Conference staff

INDIANAPOLIS - Natalie Macy, Associate Director of Leadership Development - Laity announced, Wednesday, July 18, 2018, her resignation and transition from the Conference staff to celebrate a new opportunity with her husband, Brenden. The statement shared with Conference Staff members is ...

Bishops seek declaratory decisions on three plans submitted to General Conference

Bishops seek declaratory decisions on three plans submitted to General Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 12, 2018 Bishops seek declaratory decisions on three plans submitted to General Conference WASHINGTON –  The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church is asking the Judicial Council for declaratory decisions on the constitutionality of the petitions ...

MTSO pledges to help UM candidates get their full seminary tuition covered

MTSO pledges to help UM candidates get their full seminary tuition covered

Methodist Theological School in Ohio and its generous donors are offering a bold new commitment to every qualified applicant who pursues United Methodist candidacy: an opportunity to earn a master’s degree with no out-of-pocket tuition expenses. MTSO’s pledge has two parts. First, the ...

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