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Operation Classroom offers volunteer opportunities to Hoosiers

Operation Classroom is offering Hoosiers upcoming opportunities to go to Sierra Leone and participate in a work team at the Brown Memorial Primary School at Kissy. Three teams are scheduled to go to go in October, November and December and prepare classrooms so the school can be ...

Partnering in prayer

At both Indiana Annual Conferences, local churches were invited to partner in prayer with churches from the other conference throughout this conference year. Before those partners are notified, Conference Lay Leaders, Ike Williams (SIC) and Kayc MyKrantz (NIC), would like to make the ...

Starbucks parity a good wake-up call but not total Gospel

By Daniel R. Gangler The Gospel According to Starbucks ®: Living with a Grande Passion by Leonard Sweet (Water Brook Press 2007) is a good reality check, but not total Gospel, for historic mainline Protestant churches in a creative comparison with Starbucks - the coffee people. Sweet has ...

Statewide clergy renewal program to continue for 10th year

INDIANAPOLIS - The Lilly Endowment Inc. has announced that the popular Indiana Clergy Renewal Program will continue for its tenth year. So far, more than 280 Indiana congregations have received grants that have enabled them to send their ministers far and wide on voyages of renewal and ...

Sweet to speak at DePauw University's Mendenhall lecture Oct. 9

DePauw University's Mendenhall Lecture will be on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7:30 p.m. This year's lecturer will be Dr. Leonard Sweet. A 5:30 p.m. meal will be served as well. For further information, contact Lesley Lytle at The Office of Spiritual Life at marjorielytle@depauw.edu. Sweet is ...

Vectren provides outdoor classroom to UE for environmental studies

By Marsha Jackson EVANSVILLE, Ind. - The United Methodist related University of Evansville and Vectren announced this summer a new way for students at UE to study the environment. UE and Vectren have entered into a unique partnership in which Vectren is providing the use of 1,100 acres of ...

We are coming together

Two things seem to be happening at the same time here in Indiana. First, the Imagine Indiana Design Team is working on an Implementation Plan to bring to the North and South Indiana Conferences in 2008 for a vote on the details of creating a new, unified Indiana Conference in 2009. This ...

Wesley Foundation at Purdue celebrates 90 years of ministry

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Wesley Foundation at Purdue University - the United Methodist Student Center - celebrates its 90th year of ministry in 2007-2008. The foresight of four Purdue faculty members - two members of Trinity UMC in Lafayette and two members of First UMC in West Lafayette...

Wesley Seminary announces D. Min. in campus ministries, the poor

WASHINGTON, DC (WTS) - Wesley Theological Seminary announces the approaching application deadline of Oct. 1 for two unique Doctor of Ministry tracks beginning in Washington, D.C. in January 2008 - "Campus Ministries" and "Wesley and the Poor." "Campus Ministries" is designed for those ...

Wesleyan ethicist to speak at Methodist Hospital in Indy

United Methodist Church pastors and leaders are cordially invited to attend the Eighth Annual Clarian Health Leadership Ethics Lecture, "The Gift of the Wesleyan Spirit: Biomedical Theology and Ethics," on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 3:30 p.m. in the Methodist Hospital Petticrew Auditorium, ...

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