ANDERSON, Ind. - Former Indiana Bishop Woodie W. White, now retired, will return to Indiana for the consecration of the New Hope Family Center and a multi-purpose center bearing White's name in Anderson on Sunday, Nov. 18.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. in the old church at 1503 Louise Street. A motorcade and parade is expected to arrive at the new site at 10:30 a.m. A consecration service is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. with White and the Rev. Reginald Lee followed by a dinner to be served from 1:15 to 3 p.m.

A connectional-community celebration of the new Bishop Woodie W. White Multi-Purpose Center is scheduled for 4 p.m. featuring White with special presentations from the mayor, the Governor of Indiana and Indiana's United States Senators.

All are invited. Those planning to attend the dinner are asked to RSVP by Tuesday, Nov. 13 at or call the church at 765-649-1892.