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Muhlbaier selected as Associate Director of Leadership Development - Laity

Muhlbaier selected as Associate Director of Leadership Development - Laity

The Rev. Shannon Stringer, Director of Leadership Development, is pleased to announce that Robert C. Muhlbaier, III (R.C.) will serve as the Associate Director of Leadership Development – Laity effective October 29, 2018.  Muhlbaier’s primary responsibilities will be to support the Board ...

Jeanne White-Ginder, mother of Ryan White, will be a keynote speaker for the 2018 Global AIDS Conference in October

Jeanne White-Ginder, mother of Ryan White, will be a keynote speaker for the 2018 Global AIDS Conference in October

Jeanne White, the mother of Ryan White, an American teenager from Kokomo, Indiana, who became a national icon for HIV/AIDS in the US after being denied re-entry at his school following an AIDS diagnosis. Ryan became a reluctant international celebrity, and Jeanne became an educator of the ...

World Communion Sunday Offerings Support Racial-Ethnic Scholarships

World Communion Sunday Offerings Support Racial-Ethnic Scholarships

NASHVILLE, Tenn., October 3, 2018 – Rev. Nickie Moreno Howard was able to graduate from seminary and begin her ministry career thanks in part to the financial aid and mentoring she received from United Methodists who give generously each year on World Communion Sunday.   Moreno Howard ...

Communications Director Transition

Effective September 28, 2018, Skyler Nimmons is no longer serving as the Communications Director for the Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church. We wish Skyler all the best in his next endeavors. More information will follow in the near future on recruiting for our ...

Churches can help erase stigma of HIV/AIDS

Churches can help erase stigma of HIV/AIDS

FROM UMNS In 2010, more than 130 United Methodists went through HIV/AIDS testing during that spring’s Council of Bishops meeting to draw attention to a major global health issue and express solidarity with those suffering with the disease. These days, such attention — from both the faith ...

Curts set to leave Conference Staff

Curts set to leave Conference Staff

INDIANAPOLIS - Allison Curts, who has served as an Associate Director of Mission + Justice for the Indiana Conference, announced her intention to depart, effective Friday, October 5, 2018; from her professional ministry duties after prayerful consideration to focus on more time with her ...

Preparing for nothing (or anything) from General Conference: A Commentary from Bishop Mike Coyner

Bishop Mike Coyner FROM UNITED METHODIST NEWS SERVICE In the midst of all the discussions about the three models presented by the Commission on the Way Forward to the General Conference, I wonder if anyone is thinking about preparing for “nothing.” Historically, it is typical for the ...

Bring the love of God to the side rooms: A reflection by Jason Fishburn

Bring the love of God to the side rooms: A reflection by Jason Fishburn

A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.  — Proverbs 11:25 Each year hundreds if not thousands of people enter the side door of Roberts Park United Methodist Church with hearts, half full, seeking God’s grace, love, and connection. They are rarely seen ...

Ten young people selected for UMEIT: Young Adult Network

 The Council of Bishops has selected 10 (ten) young adults as part of its continued strategy to lead The United Methodist Church (UMC) into living more fully in Christian unity and deepening interreligious relationships. The 10 participants selected for United Methodist Ecumenical and ...

Scholarships help seminary students avoid debt and feel Church's commitment

Scholarships help seminary students avoid debt and feel Church's commitment

FROM GBHEM Divinity students who receive Excellence in Clergy Leadership Scholarships from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) not only avoid accumulating thousands of dollars in debt, but also gain confidence in their ability to complete seminary and in the United ...

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