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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. ...

Bashor new school building filled with opportunity

Go ahead. use all five of your senses! The mere sight of the new Community Resources Center on the campus of Bashor Children's Home is simply overwhelming. The sound of young people moving through the halls is nothing less than incredible. You can touch the smooth surfaces and glide over ...

Bashor programs offer Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow'

Bashor Children's Home offers "help for today and hope for tomorrow in four main areas of residential care - ranging from short-term stays in Emergency Shelter Care to more intensive treatment designed to address specific child and family issues: Emergency Shelter Care ESC provides a ...

Bashor rooted in couple who did 'all the good they could'

First, John and Emaline Bashor built a church! The generous couple, whose vision established a foundation for what is now Bashor Children's Home, had roots deep in the Wesleyan tradition. Truly, they did "all the good they could, by all the means they could in all the ways they could." A ...

Bill would study public hospital for Gary

By Patrick Guinane The Times of Northwest Indiana INDIANAPOLIS - The state Senate voted 48-0 on March 27 to consider putting the future of Gary's only hospital in the government's hands. The measure, crafted by Senate Health Committee Chairwoman Patricia Miller, R-Indianapolis, calls for ...

Bishop leads delegation of church leaders in meeting with Governor on gambling, marriage amendment, guns

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana United Methodist Bishop Mike Coyner led a delegation of judicatory leaders opposed to an expansion of legalized gambling and other issues with Governor Mitch Daniels on Monday morning, March 26 at the Governor's State House office. Accompanying Coyner were the Rev. ...

Built on faith through the years

Bashor Children's Home began as the Bashor Deaconess Orphanage on land donated to The Methodist Episcopal Church by John and Emaline Bashor in 1923. The church governed a boys orphanage until it suspended operations during World War II. It was reopened in 1950 and remained an orphanage ...

Chaplain, staff share faith to change lives

Karen has been a resident of the Emergency Shelter Care program at Bashor Children's Home several times during her difficult youth years. Erik Sietsema was a Youth Care Worker in the cottage when he first met Karen. She came in as a runaway, having fled Elkhart to the Deep South to search ...

COSROW calls for work against racism, sexism

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (UMNS) - A commitment to justice for all and continued efforts to exorcise sexism and racism are needed if The United Methodist Church is to meet new mission goals. That is the opinion of the 45-member United Methodist Commission on the Status and Role of Women. During ...

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