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Conference staff join together for service opportunity at Gleaners Food Pantry

Conference staff join together for service opportunity at Gleaners Food Pantry

Rev. Cindy Reynolds & Rev. Kate Walker On Monday, March 26, the Extended Cabinet, along with Conference Center staff devoted time and energy to our focus of exploring new and unique ways to be more missional throughout our communities, by working a shift at Gleaners Food Bank and ...

Roberts Park UMC member celebrates 100th birthday with Reaffirmation of Baptism

Betty Johnson, a lifelong member of Roberts Park UMC in Indianapolis, Indiana, chose to celebrate her 100th birthday on Sunday, March 18, with a service of reaffirmation of her baptism. In 1918, Betty was baptized in the same sanctuary in which her reaffirmation service, led by Rev. Dr. ...

Thousands of United Methodists to join in rally against racism

Thousands of United Methodists to join in rally against racism

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 13, 2018                                                                Bishop Ough, thousands of United Methodists to join in a rally against racism WASHINGTON, D.C.  – As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin ...

Second Lenten study conversation encourages local church discussions

Second Lenten study conversation encourages local church discussions

The second 2018 Bishop’s Lenten Study conversation via Facebook Live, guided by Dr. Adolf Hansen’s most recent book, “Is it time?” focused not only on the importance of seeking an inclusive church, but also, how we utilize ideas shared in the book to help push the conversation towards ...

DISASTER RESPONSE: 18 Indiana counties declared disaster emergency areas

Due to the recent heavy rainfall throughout the state of Indiana, Governor Eric Holcomb has declared 11 counties as disaster emergency areas. In both Porter and Jasper counties, flooding is directly correlated to the rise of the Kankakee River. Other counties impacted include Carroll, ...

Commission on a Way Forward clarifies values as it presents two sketches to bishops

  DALLAS - What is Christ’s way forward for doing mission and ministry in the worldwide United Methodist Church? That is the question bishops pondered during their February meeting in Dallas this week as they received an updated report from the Commission on a Way Forward. In the report ...

Reece will lead Indiana Church Development

Reece will lead Indiana Church Development

INDIANAPOLIS - Bishop Julius C. Trimble is pleased to announce the selection of Emily Reece, of Whitestown, Ind., as the Director of Church Development beginning April 2, 2018. Reece will succeed the Rev. Steven P. Clouse, who received an appointment to Liberty United Methodist Church in ...

UMC bishops mourn victims of Florida shootings

In the wake of the school shooting in Florida, the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church has issued a statement of grief, mourning the victims of the shootings and called for prayers of repentance from the culture of death and cycle of violence.  The statement issued by ...

Bishops urge Methodists to deny themselves for the sake of Gospel

2018 Lenten Message calls for more spiritual disciplines WASHINGTON, D.C. -  The Bishops of The United Methodist Church are calling on members of the denomination to deny themselves during the 2018 Lenten Season for the sake of the kingdom of Jesus Christ and to aside self-interest so that...

Recognizing 50 years of The United Methodist Church

Recognizing 50 years of The United Methodist Church

The Indiana Conference Commission on Archives and History, in collaboration with, the Indiana United Methodist Historical Society, and the United Methodist Archives at DePauw University is encouraging all United Methodist churches in the Conference to remember and celebrate the 50-year ...

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