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Hurricane Michael response from United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)

Hurricane Michael response from United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)

UMCOR partners are ready to assist response efforts on the Gulf Coast. Disaster Response Coordinators are traveling to affected areas today to begin assessment work. We remind those wishing to provide assistance to please not self-deploy or donate unsolicited items.   We are proud to say ...

Muhlbaier selected as Associate Director of Leadership Development - Laity

Muhlbaier selected as Associate Director of Leadership Development - Laity

The Rev. Shannon Stringer, Director of Leadership Development, is pleased to announce that Robert C. Muhlbaier, III (R.C.) will serve as the Associate Director of Leadership Development – Laity effective October 29, 2018.  Muhlbaier’s primary responsibilities will be to support the Board ...

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. “...

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 ...

United Methodist Bishops recommend a Way Forward

United Methodist Bishops recommend a Way Forward

For immediate release                                                                                                                May 4, 2018 United Methodist Bishops Recommend a Way Forward CHICAGO – United Methodist bishops, meeting in Chicago, engaged in a prayerful process to ...

How your local church can observe Heritage Sunday, May 20, 2018

How your local church can observe Heritage Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Commission on Archives and History of the Indiana Conference encourages local churches to observe Heritage Sunday, May 20, 2018. This could be a project for the local church historian, church history committee, or any person or group in the church who feels called to help lead this ...

GBHEM announces CONNECT ANEW: A strategy to evolve to meet the leadership needs of the Church

From GBHEM.org   NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 26, 2018 – Through the vision, “generations of thriving, diverse and compassionate Christian leaders for The United Methodist Church and the world,” the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) announced the launch of the CONNECT ...

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 ...

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