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Forth Wayne youth support Darfur at State House rally

By Matt Landry Our hearts were crying out to do something for those who are tormented in Darfur, Sudan. Our hearts led us to the Darfur Rally on Sunday, April 15, as a group of students, adults and pastors of Saint Joseph United Methodist Church in Fort Wayne, Ind., we crammed into three ...

God's Nightcrawler up for sale by South Indiana Conference

The South Indiana United Methodist Conference has for sale a 1978 Motor Coach - GMC RV/bus. Formerly known as "God's Nightcrawler," the bus is used for South Indiana Conference mission trips. The vehicle sleeps up to 32 people; has a Detroit Engine and Allison Transmission; and contains a ...

Governor lauds new health insurance plan at Gary Methodist Hospital

GARY, Ind. (Howey Political Report) - Legislation that will provide low-cost health coverage for uninsured Indiana residents will benefit hospitals and poor Northwest Indiana residents, Gov. Mitch Daniels told a gathering of The Methodist Hospitals doctors and administrators April 30, ...

Governor signs Sudan Divestment bill into law

Story and photos by Daniel R. Gangler INDIANAPOLIS - In the quiet of his State House office, Governor Mitch Daniels signed the Sudan Divestment bill into law the afternoon of May 3, bringing an end to a four-month quest of hundreds of Hoosiers led by Beth Reilly, a member of Aldersgate ...

Guiding a transition at Lucille Raines Residence

By Bill McCleery The Indianapolis Star Peggy Karnes, 66, first got to know the Lucille Raines Residence when she entered the facility as an alcoholic trying to regain control of her life. That was in 1989. Today, Karnes works at the facility as its program coordinator. The facility, ...

Imagine Indiana Planning Team

Bishop Coyner was directed by both conferences to appoint a task force to develop a plan for recommendation to the 2007 Sessions of the North Indiana Conference and the South Indiana Conference. This task force became the Imagine Indiana Planning Team and is composed of co-chairs Adolf ...

Indiana conferences to elect delegates to General and Jurisdictional Conferences

When Hoosier United Methodists gather for Annual Conference this spring, they will join United Methodists around the world in electing delegates to worldwide and jurisdictional conferences for 2008. The 63 U.S. conferences (including the Indiana North and Indiana South conferences), ...

Indiana General Assembly passes slots at the tracks bill

INDIANAPOLIS - Lawmakers approved a proposal late Sunday, April 29 to allow slot machines at Indiana's two horse race tracks - a move that would funnel more than $500 million toward property tax relief for homeowners, according to the Anderson Herald-Bulletin. It is Indiana's biggest ...

Indiana jurist to lead Federal Judges Association

U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker began serving May 5 as president of the Federal Judges Association, a non-profit volunteer group made up of 900 Article III judges from the nation's circuits. The group, founded in 1982, focuses on judicial independence and helping preserve the ...

Internet survival tips for parents and teachers

Be aware and involved. Do your homework. Talk to your kids. Teach safety. Set rules. Report suspicious activity. Help kids view online information with a critical eye. Make sure you keep channels of communication open. Embrace their world. Remember, the Internet is here to stay. It's our...

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