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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 ...

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 ...

United Methodists asked to join Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

United Methodists asked to join Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

United Methodists asked to join Week of Prayer for Christian Unity The Council of Bishops is urging all United Methodists to join with other Christians throughout the world to participate in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, which begins January 18, 2018. The Week of Prayer for ...

United Methodist Missionary couple serving in Africa, involved in tragic accident

United Methodist Missionary couple serving in Africa, involved in tragic accident

North Katanga UMC: Mrs. Katanga said the passenger of the Toyota who is a wife to the deceased sustained some deep cuts on the thigh and bruises on the forehead and she is admitted to Luanshya mine hospital. The body of the deceased is currently at Thompson district hospital awaiting ...

A prayer for 2018

A prayer for 2018

Dear Heavenly Lord,  We thank you for your love, grace, and mercy in 2017 and give you praises for your faithfulness. We trust you with 2018, believing your promise to never leave us or forsake us.  We ask that by the power of the Holy Spirit you will help us to do as Paul instructed in...

Delegate counts for 2020 General Conference announced

Delegate counts for 2020 General Conference announced

From UMC.org Nashville, Tenn.: The Secretary of the General Conference announced on Friday, December 1 the number of delegates assigned to each annual conference for the 2020 General Conference has been calculated, and certificates of election are on the way to bishops and annual ...

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