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Bishop asks us to join call to action

Bishop Mike Coyner told members of both annual conferences that something new is going on in our denomination. He introduced four calls to action. Live the UM way. Live the Wesley model of discipleship with a reemphasis upon the General Rules of the church - Do no harm; do all the good ...

Bishop Lawson remembered as a visionary leader

By Daniel R. Gangler INDIANAPOLIS - More than 400 colleagues, family members and friends, gave a final farewell and hour of honor to Bishop David Jerald Lawson, whose life and legacy were celebrated in a memorial communion service June 11 at St. Luke's United Methodist Church in ...

Both conferences celebrate diakonia, Operation Classroom

Celebrated the 30th anniversary of diakonia ministry and the 10th anniversary of permanent Order of Deacon. Prior to this time, the Order of Deacon was a probationary order to the Order of Elder. Celebrated the 20th anniversary of Operation Classroom, an outreach mission based in ...

Both conferences honor retiring Bill Cross

The presence of the Cokesbury Book Store at both Indiana annual conferences has been a mainstay for decades and so have the services of Cokesbury's Bill Cross. Both conferences honored retiring Cross upon his 35 years of service to the Indiana Area. Representing Cokesbury, Cross presented ...

Both conferences vote for uniting into one conference

By Daniel R. Gangler Both Indiana United Methodist conferences have approved to begin plans to unite the two conferences into one. Meeting at Purdue University in West Lafayette, the North Indiana Conference cast ballots on June 1 that were sealed and counted June 8 along with the South ...

Brownsburg church receives Older Adult Ministries grant

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Calvary United Methodist Church in Brownsburg, Ind. has received one of the 26 grants to fund a Seniors Day Out project in the amount of $1,250. The Committee on Older Adult Ministries at the United Methodist General Board of Discipleship selected 26 projects to fund ...

Charter brings joy to Fort Wayne's Hispanic United Methodists

By Allie Townsend FORT WAYNE, Ind. - When Sergio Reyes quit his full-time job to devote his time to Hispanic ministry in 2003, he had no idea that four years later, his vision would become a reality - a Hispanic church would be established in Fort Wayne. Fort Wayne welcomed the first ...

Course of Study Graduates

J. Bart Colwell Kevin M. Giggy Peggy Jo Haywood Mary Jane Modlin Kathy S. Rousch Dianne Wells

Cutting old ties, giving life to new ties

As we go to press, I am preparing to travel to Dallas to officiate at the wedding of my youngest son, James. He and his fiancée Laura Helmke planned to be married at Walnut Hill United Methodist Church on Saturday, July 7 making it one of those 070707 occasions. Since this is the first ...

Deaths

ANNE CLARK, wife of the Rev. Arthur Summers Clark (retired - NIC), died May 8, 2007. Survivors include husband, Arthur Summers Clark; four children, Hazel Clark, Jim Clark, Louis Clark and Marcia Franc; sister to Minnie Lee Jones (widow of the late Rev. Gerald H. Jones), 505 Roxbury Ct., ...

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