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Huntertown UMC launches LifeHouse Campus

Huntertown UMC launches LifeHouse Campus

by Chassity Neckers  There is a uniquely sacred excitement that happens when a church begins to exist beyond its walls. Where the people inside make a commitment to be about the people outside first and the building second. There is nowhere that this is displayed more than at Huntertown ...

Before we seek 'A Way Forward'...We should remember how we got here

Before we seek 'A Way Forward'...We should remember how we got here

Like many United Methodists, I am watching and praying for the work on the Commission on a Way Forward which was requested by the 2016 General Conference and named by the Council of Bishops to help the UMC deal with its many concerns and divisive issues. I supported the creation of this ...

Bishop Trimble presented award at BMCR annual gathering

Bishop Trimble presented award at BMCR annual gathering

Bishop Julius C. Trimble received an award from Rust College, a United Methodist-related institution in Mississippi, for the support that\ the Iowa Conference provided the school during his tenure as the resident bishop. The award was presented by Dr. David L. Beckley, Rust College ...

Lucille Raines Residence Pillar Dies but Legacy will live on

The first executive director for Lucille Raines Residence passed way Thursday, March 9, 2017 at age 92.  Among expressions received, Jim Bushfield wrote, “She was a saint with an edge.  She blessed us with hope”.  It has often been said that Evelyn Saffer was the brains behind Raines.  ...

The University of Evansville Welcomes Bishop Julius C. Trimble

Bishop Julius C. Trimble made visible his commitment to higher education, and to our United Methodist-related universities by spending a full weekend at the University of Evansville February 17-19. He began by attending a dinner gathering of the university’s Board of Trustees on Friday ...

Ferguson Pastor and Community Leader join Lenten Study conversation on race relations

Ferguson Pastor and Community Leader join Lenten Study conversation on race relations

For the third class of the Bishop's Lenten Study, Wednesday, March 15, Dr. F. Willis Johnson, Senior Minister of Wellspring Church and community leader in Ferguson, MO, will join the pivotal conversation regarding race relations in our society.  ​Dr. Johnson is well-known for his ...

Celebrity Chef and Food Network Star join line up for Methodist Health Foundation event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Carol Howard Rev Executive Director Methodist Health Foundation 317.962.2029 choward49@iuhealth.org     INDIANAPOLIS–March 7, 2017–Rev, a Methodist Health Foundation event, presented by Fifth Third Bank, is excited to announce that US Foods chef Penny Davidi and Food ...

Lenten Bible study invites uncomfortable conversations and breaking of barriers

Lenten Bible study invites uncomfortable conversations and breaking of barriers

The beginning of the Lenten season is traditionally marked by a dark cross made of ash placed on one’s forehead. Ash Wednesday is a time where we reflect on the mortality of our human bodies and embrace the uncomfortable as many of us enter into a season of “giving up” for 40 days. Though ...

Metro Ministries, Inc. Lenten Breakfast raised over $1500 for Youth Ministry Grants

Metro Ministries, Inc. Lenten Breakfast raised over $1500 for Youth Ministry Grants

Over 100 people gathered, Saturday, March 4, for the Metro Ministries Kickoff Lenten Breakfast — a morning filled with fellowship, learning, and food! The event was hosted at Castleton UMC, with wonderful accommodations provides by staff and volunteers.  Jim Bushfield, Superintendent of ...

Ashes-to-Go making its mark on holy day

Ashes-to-Go making its mark on holy day

Originally shared by Courier-journal Since the Middle Ages, Christians around the world have celebrated the beginning of Lent by marking their foreheads with an ash cross. A more-modern twist is Ashes to Go, a program started by several Chicago churches on Ash Wednesday 2010. The program...

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