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Commission on a Way Forward meets March 19-22 to prepare final report

Commission on a Way Forward meets March 19-22 to prepare final report

WASHINGTON D.C. – The 32-member Commission on a Way Forward will meet in Los Angeles on March 19-22 to prepare a final report to be submitted to the Council of the Bishops for consideration by the bishops at their April/May meeting. “The Commission is focused on suggesting a way forward ...

Thousands of United Methodists to join in rally against racism

Thousands of United Methodists to join in rally against racism

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 13, 2018                                                                Bishop Ough, thousands of United Methodists to join in a rally against racism WASHINGTON, D.C.  – As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin ...

Northwest District to be led by Blinn Gibson

Northwest District to be led by Blinn Gibson

Indianapolis — Bishop Julius C. Trimble is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. Lore Blinn Gibson to serve as the Conference Superintendent assigned to the Northwest District. She succeeds the Rev. Chris Newman-Jacobs, who transitioned to disability leave effective March 1, ...

Register now for Annual Conference Leaders in Collegiate Ministry training

Register now for Annual Conference Leaders in Collegiate Ministry training

From GBHEM.org NASHVILLE, Tennessee, March 5, 2018 – The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) will host Tending Holy Currencies: Training for Annual Conference Leaders in Collegiate Ministry in Nashville, Tennessee on April 23-26, 2018. Registration is available now ...

Second Lenten study conversation encourages local church discussions

Second Lenten study conversation encourages local church discussions

The second 2018 Bishop’s Lenten Study conversation via Facebook Live, guided by Dr. Adolf Hansen’s most recent book, “Is it time?” focused not only on the importance of seeking an inclusive church, but also, how we utilize ideas shared in the book to help push the conversation towards ...

DISASTER RESPONSE: 18 Indiana counties declared disaster emergency areas

Due to the recent heavy rainfall throughout the state of Indiana, Governor Eric Holcomb has declared 11 counties as disaster emergency areas. In both Porter and Jasper counties, flooding is directly correlated to the rise of the Kankakee River. Other counties impacted include Carroll, ...

Commission on a Way Forward clarifies values as it presents two sketches to bishops

  DALLAS - What is Christ’s way forward for doing mission and ministry in the worldwide United Methodist Church? That is the question bishops pondered during their February meeting in Dallas this week as they received an updated report from the Commission on a Way Forward. In the report ...

Let's be open to Christ changing our minds, Bishop Ough tells fellow bishops

Let's be open to Christ changing our minds, Bishop Ough tells fellow bishops

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                    Monday, February 26, 2018   Let’s be open to Christ changing our minds, Bishop Ough tells fellow bishops DALLAS - Council of Bishops President Bishop Bruce Ough has urged his fellow bishops to be open to Christ changing their minds ...

Reece will lead Indiana Church Development

Reece will lead Indiana Church Development

INDIANAPOLIS - Bishop Julius C. Trimble is pleased to announce the selection of Emily Reece, of Whitestown, Ind., as the Director of Church Development beginning April 2, 2018. Reece will succeed the Rev. Steven P. Clouse, who received an appointment to Liberty United Methodist Church in ...

Indiana Conference creates space for critical conversations during kick-off of the Bishop's Lenten Study

Indiana Conference creates space for critical conversations during kick-off of the Bishop's Lenten Study

We were reminded of the beauty that exists in our beloved community, as well as the strength of our United Methodist connection as we came together, virtually, as an Annual Conference to discuss ways in which we can engage in fruitful conversation, allowing the time and space for each of ...

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