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Imagine Indiana Planning Team

Bishop Coyner was directed by both conferences to appoint a task force to develop a plan for recommendation to the 2007 Sessions of the North Indiana Conference and the South Indiana Conference. This task force became the Imagine Indiana Planning Team and is composed of co-chairs Adolf ...

Indiana conferences to elect delegates to General and Jurisdictional Conferences

When Hoosier United Methodists gather for Annual Conference this spring, they will join United Methodists around the world in electing delegates to worldwide and jurisdictional conferences for 2008. The 63 U.S. conferences (including the Indiana North and Indiana South conferences), ...

Indiana General Assembly passes slots at the tracks bill

INDIANAPOLIS - Lawmakers approved a proposal late Sunday, April 29 to allow slot machines at Indiana's two horse race tracks - a move that would funnel more than $500 million toward property tax relief for homeowners, according to the Anderson Herald-Bulletin. It is Indiana's biggest ...

Indiana jurist to lead Federal Judges Association

U.S. District Judge Sarah Evans Barker began serving May 5 as president of the Federal Judges Association, a non-profit volunteer group made up of 900 Article III judges from the nation's circuits. The group, founded in 1982, focuses on judicial independence and helping preserve the ...

Internet survival tips for parents and teachers

Be aware and involved. Do your homework. Talk to your kids. Teach safety. Set rules. Report suspicious activity. Help kids view online information with a critical eye. Make sure you keep channels of communication open. Embrace their world. Remember, the Internet is here to stay. It's our...

Issues Yet to be Clarified

As with any process of the magnitude of creating a new conference out of two, there are a number of questions and issues that cannot be addressed in a short period of time, but must be looked at with the long view. For example, the Discernment Teams that researched certain administrative ...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to Crossroads As we leave the Park Place Community Church, on our journey back to our home church at Linwood, the Pastor and Mrs. John Ray, along with all of us at Park Place Community Church, thank our wonderful brothers and sisters in Christ at the Crossroads United Methodist ...

Memories and dreams

In his provocative book, The World Is Flat, Thomas Friedman says: "When a group has more memories than dreams, it has no future." Memories are a good thing. Memories help us to know where we have been. Memories teach us the lessons of the past. Memories are a gift of God through which the ...

NCC's Edgar urges divestment in Sudan to Berkshire

OMAHA, Neb. - When the stockholders of Berkshire Hathaway met in Omaha on Saturday, May 3, they heard from those urging a socially responsible investment policy toward corporations doing business in Sudan. The Rev. Bob Edgar, general secretary of the National Council of Churches USA (NCC) ...

Non-profit specializes in rating media for parental guidance

SAN FRANCISCO (CSM) - Even before their children are born, parents hear that TV is bad, bad, bad. Still, TV is with us for better or for worse, and savvy parents can learn how to make the medium work for them and their children, whatever their age. How do parents and grandparents navigate ...

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