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North Indiana Conference takes action

During its session, the North Indiana Conference adopted resolutions that: Asked congregations to pray for the people of Darfur and for Sudan's government to administer in just and fair ways; and asked the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits to divest targeted funds in Sudan. ...

North Indiana elected delegates to General, Jurisdictional Conferences

General Conference lay delegates are Kayc Mykranz of Logansport, Carolyn Johnson of West Lafayette, James Ottjes of Daleville, Paula Shrock of Greentown, Edwin Fenstermacher of Marion. Clergy delegates to General Conference are Frank Beard of Kokomo, Kimberly Reisman of Lafayette, Bryan ...

North Indiana finance council says tithing model works

Paul Arnold, chair of the North Indiana Conference Council on Finance and Administration, reported to the NIC session that the new tithing model is working. He said by mid-May, 269 churches were giving at 100 percent and above of their previous year's askings and that 360 churches were ...

North Indiana Outdoor Ministry Site Project shows progress, says Brindel

WEST LAFAYETTE - The North Indiana Conference Outdoor Ministry Site Project continues to show progress towards a $16 million renovation of conference's four camp sites. Jean Brindel, chair of the Capital Campaign of the Outdoor Ministry Site Project, reported the goal of the campaign is to...

Pastoral Appointments

Bishop Michael J. Coyner has announced the following changes within the Indiana Area. All dates effective 2007 unless otherwise noted. These appointments are based on Cabinet reports received by Indiana Area Communication during the months of May and June 2007. North Indiana Conference ...

Problem gambling conference a success at Lawrenceburg

As a cooperative project, Gambling Recovery Ministries (GRM) and Lawrenceburg, Ind. Community Mental Health Center, co-hosted May 16 the first-ever Problem Gambling Conference for southeastern Indiana at the Community Mental Health Center in Lawrenceburg. Attending were clergy and laity, ...

Simpson named director of Indy United Methodist Metro Ministries

INDIANAPOLIS - Bishop Mike Coyner appointed the Rev. Dr. Douglas Simpson as the new Executive Director of the United Methodist Metro Ministries effective July 1. Coyner also announced that the Rev. Dr. Gwendolyn C. Roberts, former director of Metro Ministries, has become the Metro ...

South Indiana Conference adopts resolutions on Darfur, AIDS

The South Indiana Conference adopted resolutions that: Asked congregations to pray for the people of Darfur and for Sudan's government to administer in just and fair ways; and asked the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits to divest targeted funds in Sudan; Asked congregations ...

South Indiana Conference Awards

Laity Manuscript Award was won by Sue Forry of the Zionsville UMC. She delivered her message "One in the Ministry" saying the church needs to learn how to look for God in a culture that is not searching for God. Scouting. The Bishop's Award of Excellence went to Boy Scout Troup 119 and ...

South Indiana Conference Director Robert Sharp retires after 41 years

By Matthew Oates When the final amen was shouted at this year's South Indiana Annual Conference, it marked an end of an era in the life of Robert and Cynthia Sharp. Robert will retire July 1, most recently from his appointment as Conference Council on Ministries director. He takes pride in...

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