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Wagner to serve as Assistant to Director of Connectional Ministries

Wagner to serve as Assistant to Director of Connectional Ministries

Rev. Dr. Cindy Reynolds, Executive Assistant to the Bishop & Director of Connectional Ministries, has announced the Rev. Paul Wagner to serve as the Assistant to Director of Connectional Ministries effective July 1.  The newly developed role of Assistant to Director of Connectional ...

Meridian Street United Methodist Church: "Flight from Syria: Refugee Stories"

Meridian Street United Methodist Church:

Followers of Jesus have wrestled with the question, who is my neighbor?, since the time Jesus walked the Earth. Members of Meridian Street United Methodist Church are actively engaging in new ways to connect with their neighbors, locally and around the world. Meridian Street member, Sylvia...

New Orleans church offers sanctuary

New Orleans church offers sanctuary

Originally shared on UMC.org First Grace United Methodist Church was born from the remnants of two congregations that lost members after Hurricane Katrina. The new church proceeded to shelter volunteers, students and the homeless. So it seemed a natural extension of the congregation’s ...

Heaton to serve as Associate Director of Mission and Justice Ministries

Heaton to serve as Associate Director of Mission and Justice Ministries

Rev.  Dr. Cindy Reynolds, Executive Assistant to the Bishop & Director of Connectional Ministries, has announced the Rev. Tom Heaton as the Associate Director of Mission and Justices Ministries of the Indiana Conference. Heaton will begin his work in this new role May 1, 2017.   "Tom has ...

Huntertown UMC launches LifeHouse Campus

Huntertown UMC launches LifeHouse Campus

by Chassity Neckers  There is a uniquely sacred excitement that happens when a church begins to exist beyond its walls. Where the people inside make a commitment to be about the people outside first and the building second. There is nowhere that this is displayed more than at Huntertown ...

Before we seek 'A Way Forward'...We should remember how we got here

Before we seek 'A Way Forward'...We should remember how we got here

Like many United Methodists, I am watching and praying for the work on the Commission on a Way Forward which was requested by the 2016 General Conference and named by the Council of Bishops to help the UMC deal with its many concerns and divisive issues. I supported the creation of this ...

Bishop Trimble presented award at BMCR annual gathering

Bishop Trimble presented award at BMCR annual gathering

Bishop Julius C. Trimble received an award from Rust College, a United Methodist-related institution in Mississippi, for the support that\ the Iowa Conference provided the school during his tenure as the resident bishop. The award was presented by Dr. David L. Beckley, Rust College ...

Lucille Raines Residence Pillar Dies but Legacy will live on

The first executive director for Lucille Raines Residence passed way Thursday, March 9, 2017 at age 92.  Among expressions received, Jim Bushfield wrote, “She was a saint with an edge.  She blessed us with hope”.  It has often been said that Evelyn Saffer was the brains behind Raines.  ...

The University of Evansville Welcomes Bishop Julius C. Trimble

Bishop Julius C. Trimble made visible his commitment to higher education, and to our United Methodist-related universities by spending a full weekend at the University of Evansville February 17-19. He began by attending a dinner gathering of the university’s Board of Trustees on Friday ...

Ferguson Pastor and Community Leader join Lenten Study conversation on race relations

Ferguson Pastor and Community Leader join Lenten Study conversation on race relations

For the third class of the Bishop's Lenten Study, Wednesday, March 15, Dr. F. Willis Johnson, Senior Minister of Wellspring Church and community leader in Ferguson, MO, will join the pivotal conversation regarding race relations in our society.  ​Dr. Johnson is well-known for his ...

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