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In 1990 Bishop Leroy Hodapp formed a "blue ribbon committee" to explore merger of the Indiana conferences. During the 12 year tenure of Bishop Woodie W. White, the episcopacy committee continued to raise the need to work together more effectively. In 2004 the South Indiana Futuring Task ...

Recommendation

As a result of this process the Imagine Indiana Planning Team brings the following recommendation to the North Indiana Conference and South Indiana Conference during their 2007 sessions: A new conference be created in the state of Indiana to meet for the first time in 2009 as the legal ...

Saying goodbye - and hello to pastors as they come and go

By Dennis Winkleblack Special Contributor In a couple weeks, many United Methodists will be in the season of "Goodbye and Hello" - saying farewell to present pastors and welcoming newly appointed clergy. Although most congregations are well-practiced in these rituals, these tender times ...

The Emmaus Walk experience opens heart, mind and spirit

By Char Harris Allen During a rather damp weekend in March the weekend before Palm Sunday weekend, I participated in an Emmaus Walk held at the Oakwood Inn in Syracuse, Ind. The rain did not stop the joy of the weekend. By Sunday, the sun was out. For a break in the action, along with a ...

UIndy group prepares for three-week service trip to Liberia

By Valerie Miller University of Indianapolis INDIANAPOLIS - The end of the school year signals the start of summer - a time when many students look forward to part-time jobs, family vacations and a break from school. But at the end of this school year, six students, three faculty/staff ...

UIndy names Nawrocki to forensic professorship

INDIANAPOLIS - Noted forensic anthropologist Stephen Nawrocki, professor of biology and anthropology and director of osteology at the University of Indianapolis, has been named the Sease Distinguished Professor of Forensic Studies at the university. The newly created distinguished ...

United Methodists join in Darfur, Sudan water mission

By Linda Bloom A UMNS Report Wter is a basic need everywhere and is particularly important for displaced people in camps in South Darfur, Sudan, and their host communities. Now a four-year relief project is focusing on re-establishing water supplies and improving sanitation in refugee ...

'Outreach to Teach' to spruce up elementary school in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - College and university students, faculty, staff and others from across the state traveled to Fort Wayne on March 31 to participate in the Indiana State Education Association's Third Annual "Outreach to Teach" efforts at Levan R. Scott Academy. With leadership provided by...

Appointment season adds its own unique pressures to life in Indiana

By Cyndi Alte It is pressure time in The United Methodist Church - pressure for lay people and pressure for pastors. Bishop and district superintendents are gathering around the North Indiana and South Indiana Conferences Cabinet tables to determine which pastors are "must moves" and which...

Bashor goal to provide high-quality education

What do BAS, SHARE and BEEP mean? That's a common question people ask as they browse through the brochures or surf the Web site. What is the difference? What do they do? Simply stated, all three come under the service umbrella of the Educational Services program at Bashor Children's Home. ...

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