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Bashor programs offer Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow'

Bashor Children's Home offers "help for today and hope for tomorrow in four main areas of residential care - ranging from short-term stays in Emergency Shelter Care to more intensive treatment designed to address specific child and family issues: Emergency Shelter Care ESC provides a ...

Bashor rooted in couple who did 'all the good they could'

First, John and Emaline Bashor built a church! The generous couple, whose vision established a foundation for what is now Bashor Children's Home, had roots deep in the Wesleyan tradition. Truly, they did "all the good they could, by all the means they could in all the ways they could." A ...

Bill would study public hospital for Gary

By Patrick Guinane The Times of Northwest Indiana INDIANAPOLIS - The state Senate voted 48-0 on March 27 to consider putting the future of Gary's only hospital in the government's hands. The measure, crafted by Senate Health Committee Chairwoman Patricia Miller, R-Indianapolis, calls for ...

Bishop leads delegation of church leaders in meeting with Governor on gambling, marriage amendment, guns

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana United Methodist Bishop Mike Coyner led a delegation of judicatory leaders opposed to an expansion of legalized gambling and other issues with Governor Mitch Daniels on Monday morning, March 26 at the Governor's State House office. Accompanying Coyner were the Rev. ...

Built on faith through the years

Bashor Children's Home began as the Bashor Deaconess Orphanage on land donated to The Methodist Episcopal Church by John and Emaline Bashor in 1923. The church governed a boys orphanage until it suspended operations during World War II. It was reopened in 1950 and remained an orphanage ...

Chaplain, staff share faith to change lives

Karen has been a resident of the Emergency Shelter Care program at Bashor Children's Home several times during her difficult youth years. Erik Sietsema was a Youth Care Worker in the cottage when he first met Karen. She came in as a runaway, having fled Elkhart to the Deep South to search ...

COSROW calls for work against racism, sexism

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (UMNS) - A commitment to justice for all and continued efforts to exorcise sexism and racism are needed if The United Methodist Church is to meet new mission goals. That is the opinion of the 45-member United Methodist Commission on the Status and Role of Women. During ...

Deaths

PAUL H. EPPLEY, retired pastor and former conference business administrator/treasurer (NIC) died March 20, 2007. A Worship Service of Celebration and Remembrance was held March 24 at Christ UMC in Wabash, Ind. GLENDORA EVERSOLE, who was employed by the North Indiana Conference Service ...

Delta Zeta sorority sues DePauw after university severs ties

GREENCASTLE, Ind. - United Methodist-related DePauw University received notification on March 28 that the national leadership of Delta Zeta sorority has filed a lawsuit against the University in federal court (Southern District, Indiana). The move comes two and a half weeks after DePauw ...

Discipleship Univ. to instruct leaders on revitalizing congregations

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) - The discipleship agency of The United Methodist Church will open a "Discipleship University" this fall to instruct teams of pastors and lay members on ways to revitalize their congregations. A part-time, two-year learning experience, the school will launch in ...

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