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Come tell your camping ministry story

By Jean M. Brindel Some say in today's world that everyone gets 15 minutes of fame. This new adage reflects that all of us have a story to tell, and it will hold the attention of the general public for about 15 minutes. The camping ministry has a story too, but it takes a long time to tell...

Deaths

REBECCA (BECKY) CLEMENTS, spouse of the Rev. Rusty Clements, pastor of Center Chapel UMC, Muncie (NIC), died April 19, 2007. A memorial service was held April 23 at the Center Chapel UMC in Muncie, Ind. The Rev. Dale Mendenhall officiated. Condolences can be sent to the Rev. Rusty ...

DePauw University's president announces retirement plans

By Ken Owen GREENCASTLE, Ind. (DePauw) - Dr. Robert G. Bottoms, who has served longer than any president in the 170-year history of United Methodist-related DePauw University, will retire from the position at the conclusion of the 2007-08 academic year and become Chancellor of the ...

Duke theologian assists Imagine Indiana team work

The Rev. Greg Jones, dean of the Duke Divinity School in Durham, N.C., spent Nov. 20 with the Imagine Indiana Discernment teams. He said he had great hope, not only for this news (of a possible new conference) to Indiana but what it means to the entire church. He complimented the 37 ...

Evaluation

A new conference for the United Methodist Church in Indiana will necessitate a fair yet vigorous process of evaluation, not one that focuses on judgment, but one that focuses on collaborative inquiry. The intent of evaluation is to be perceptive in understanding, candid in mutual exchange ...

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, ...

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