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Midwest Mission Distribution Center needs flood buckets

The Midwest Mission Distribution Center near Springfield, Ill., a mission agency of the North Central Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church, has requested flood buckets to assist flood survivors in clean-up efforts. Information about assembling and shipping flood buckets is available...

North Conference presents 2007 Bread and Basin Awards

Each year, the North Indiana Conference honors several United Methodists in the conference with the Bread and Basin Award for their outstanding contributions to the church. This year Kayc Mykrantz, NIC Lay Leader of Logansport, announced the recipients made by nominations from each of the ...

North Indiana mission team presents WOW 2007 Oct. 6

The Mission Volunteers Resource Team of the North Indiana Conference Mission and Outreach Ministry Team presents WOW 2007: Winning Our World through Volunteers in Mission to be held at Epworth Forest Conference Center in North Webster, Ind., on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ...

Olson elected to lead church's Women's Division

NEW YORK (UMNS) - Harriett Jane Olson, an executive with the United Methodist Publishing House, was elected chief executive of the Women's Division of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries. Olson now oversees the administrative arm and policy-making body of United Methodist ...

Operation Classroom offers volunteer opportunities to Hoosiers

Operation Classroom is offering Hoosiers upcoming opportunities to go to Sierra Leone and participate in a work team at the Brown Memorial Primary School at Kissy. Three teams are scheduled to go to go in October, November and December and prepare classrooms so the school can be ...

Partnering in prayer

At both Indiana Annual Conferences, local churches were invited to partner in prayer with churches from the other conference throughout this conference year. Before those partners are notified, Conference Lay Leaders, Ike Williams (SIC) and Kayc MyKrantz (NIC), would like to make the ...

Starbucks parity a good wake-up call but not total Gospel

By Daniel R. Gangler The Gospel According to Starbucks ®: Living with a Grande Passion by Leonard Sweet (Water Brook Press 2007) is a good reality check, but not total Gospel, for historic mainline Protestant churches in a creative comparison with Starbucks - the coffee people. Sweet has ...

Statewide clergy renewal program to continue for 10th year

INDIANAPOLIS - The Lilly Endowment Inc. has announced that the popular Indiana Clergy Renewal Program will continue for its tenth year. So far, more than 280 Indiana congregations have received grants that have enabled them to send their ministers far and wide on voyages of renewal and ...

Sweet to speak at DePauw University's Mendenhall lecture Oct. 9

DePauw University's Mendenhall Lecture will be on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. This year's lecturer will be Dr. Leonard Sweet. A 5:30 p.m. meal will be served as well. For further information, contact Lesley Lytle at The Office of Spiritual Life at marjorielytle@depauw.edu. Sweet is ...

Vectren provides outdoor classroom to UE for environmental studies

By Marsha Jackson EVANSVILLE, Ind. - The United Methodist related University of Evansville and Vectren announced this summer a new way for students at UE to study the environment. UE and Vectren have entered into a unique partnership in which Vectren is providing the use of 1,100 acres of ...

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