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Give until the experience feels good

Many congregations are in the midst of stewardship campaigns to raise pledges or faith promises for the mission and ministry of their churches during the coming year. My pastor, Anne Rosebrock, followed example recently at Meridian Street United Methodist with a Stewardship Sunday sermon ...

Going 'public with their faith'

By Sue Lowe South Bend Tribune Staff Writer SOUTH BEND, Ind. - "It takes a place like Granger Community to pull something like this off," a beaming Jodi Wagonmaker said as she stood ready to help people at the church's annual Baptism Celebration held Sunday, Sept. 9. It's not every baptism...

Imagine Indiana Team moves forward in bringing images to reality

By Daniel R. Gangler INDIANAPOLIS - Under the leadership of Bishop Mike Coyner, the Imagine Indiana Planning Team's work continued Sept. 28 to bring images into reality as its 12 members pursued a plan which will unite the North Indiana and South Indiana United Methodist annual ...

Indiana church helps offender reenter society

By Daniel R. Gangler INDIANAPOLIS - His first release was from the Pendleton Correctional Facility northeast of Indianapolis in March 2006. His second release came a year later from the Faith Care Team of Wesley United Methodist Church on the west-side of Indianapolis. Both were fearful ...

Indiana United Methodist Women to celebrate together Nov. 2-3

United Methodist Women's Conference CELEBRATION will be held on Nov. 2-3, at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 100 W. 86th Street (one block west of Meridian) in Indianapolis. The Celebration will start on Friday, Nov. 2 with an afternoon tea with Dana Jones, guest speaker. Following the...

Liberian Council of Churches elects United Methodist bishop as president

MONROVIA, Liberia (UMNS) - The Liberian Council of Churches elected as its new president United Methodist Bishop John G. Innis, during the council's 23rd General Assembly and Silver Jubilee program, held Aug. 2-4 at the Stephen Trowen Nagbe United Methodist Church and St. Peter's Lutheran ...

Lockerbie Central opens coffee house in Indianapolis

By Daniel R. Gangler INDIANAPOLIS - Looking for a way to reach out to a very urban setting and diverse population, one of the United Methodist downtown Indianapolis churches opened a coffee house ministry on Sept. 14. According to the Rev. Chad Abbott, 31, pastor of the recently configured...

New Albany District Superintendent appointed to Indy church

Indiana Area Bishop Michael J. Coyner has announced the appointment of the Rev. Michael Biggs, United Methodist Superintendent of the New Albany District since 2002, to the position of senior pastor at the 740-member Chapel Hill United Methodist Church on North Girls School Road on ...

New hymnal proposed for United Methodist Church

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) - The United Methodist Church could have a new hymnal by 2013 under plans endorsed by the denomination's General Board of Discipleship. Directors of the board, meeting Aug. 22-25, voted to ask the 2008 General Conference to form a hymnal creation committee next year...

NIC's Sending of the Saints workshops continue in October

Now that the first round of North Indiana's Sending of the Saints workshops are here, log on for the dates and locations of the next round of workshops. They will be held Oct. 20 at Valparaiso First UMC. A complete listing of workshops can be found at www.nicumc.org/cd/sos/workshops.php. ...

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