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Faith community asked to consider Bashor's 'Mustard Seed' challenge

Call it the next step on the path to recovery. While the first goal of each residential program at Bashor Children's Home is restoring the family unit and the parent-child relationship, experience has unfortunately demonstrated it is not always a realistic outcome. There are times when a ...

Former superintendent of Lafayette District to return

Bishop Mike Coyner announced on March 9 the appointment of the Rev. Katharine "Kate" Lehman Walker as an interim district superintendent of the Lafayette District in the North Indiana Annual Conference, effective June 16. Lehman Walker, 58, will succeed the Rev. Michelle Cobb, who has ...

Historical Society to examine the growth of Methodism within country

The Indiana United Methodist Historical Society plans to examine the growth of Methodism within the United States when it meets at Meridian Street United Methodist Church, 5500 N. Meridian Street in Indianapolis on Saturday, April 28. The Rev. Howard Boles, pastor of Roberts Park UMC in ...

Imagine Indiana Planning Team releases report, recommendation to 2007 annual conferences

The Imagine Indiana Planning Team released March 12 a 12-page report and recommendation document that now goes to both 2007 Indiana North and Indiana South Annual Conferences for consideration and a vote whether or not to unite the two conferences into one Indiana Conference. The ...

Indiana wins national award for passing 15 smoke-free laws

In 2006, 15 Hoosier cities and counties enacted smoke-free workplace laws, making Indiana a national leader in protection from secondhand smoke in the workplace. Indiana health groups are receiving a national award for their leadership. "We are proud to present Indiana with the ANR ...

Katrina survivors live two lives

By Sharon Dunten The survivors of Hurricane Katrina have lived two lives. One life was pre-Katrina. Another life is now post-Katrina. It is interesting to listen to the survivors about what life was like before Hurricane Katrina. Life was easier. Water came through the pipes; it was clean ...

Kefas Mavula becomes United Methodist Bishop of Nigeria

MONROVIA, Liberia (UM Newscope) - The United Methodist Church in Nigeria has a new bishop, Kefas Kane Mavula, who was elected and appointed on his 40th birthday. The March 3 election was held during a special session of the West Africa Central Conference in Monrovia, Liberia. Mavula ...

Living as Easter people

The holy season of Easter - the great 50 days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday - calls us to live as Easter people. By contrast, sometimes we settle for just being "church people." There is really quite a difference between those two lifestyles. Easter people base their faith on ...

Local Pastor's License School to be held at Tipton in July

Laity believing to be called to ordained ministry and who have enrolled in the Candidacy Studies through the Division of Ordained Ministry are encouraged to enroll in the Indiana Area Local Pastor's License School. The school will meet July 15 to 27 at the St. Joseph Conference Center ...

Lucille Raines Residence to celebrate 30th anniversary

INDIANAPOLIS - The Lucille Raines Residence stories will be told during the agency's 30th anniversary celebration and open house on Monday, April 30 from 1 to 7:30 p.m. Special presentations about this ministry are scheduled for 2 and 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Churches and ...

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