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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. ...

Operation Classroom at Kissy Hospital

Benchmark dates 1974 UMC Health and Maternity Center founded by Swedish UMC 1980 The health center's situation was poor with no running water, eight under-qualified staff members and the hospital received no more than five outpatients a day for care 1992 Signed a partnership ...

Operation Classroom celebrates 20th anniversary with banquet Oct. 28

Operation Classroom is scheduled to celebrate 20 years of continuous ministry in Liberia and Sierra Leone during a 20th anniversary banquet on Sunday, Oct. 28 beginning at 5 p.m. with a reception followed by a 6 p.m. banquet at the Jonathan Byrd Cafeteria located at Interstate 65, exit 99 ...

Pastor 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 month of September. North Indiana Conference None at ...

Proposed Social Creed seeks global acceptance

By Kathy L. Gilbert WASHINGTON (UMNS) - Fresh off its world tour, a "user-friendly" United Methodist Social Creed faces its biggest audience next spring in its bid to become the church's "roadmap to making disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world." A small task force ...

Reese's new book encourages mainline Protestants to tell their faith story beyond the church

By Daniel R. Gangler What makes Unbinding the Gospel: Real Life Evangelism by Martha Grace Reese (Chalice Press) unique is the fact that it is based not only on the passion and experience of the author, but also on in-depth interviews with 1,000 mainline Protestant congregations. Reese, a ...

Retired Bloomington pastor publishes book of prayer

For years, the Rev. Dr. Joe Emerson has been a go-to guy for prayers. Whether kicking off a collegiate sporting event, helping to make sense of a national tragedy, celebrating the career of a devoted public servant, or mourning the loss of a beloved local friend, Emerson has articulated ...

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