The Imagine Indiana Planning Team released March 12 a 12-page report and recommendation document that now goes to both 2007 Indiana North and Indiana South Annual Conferences for consideration and a vote whether or not to unite the two conferences into one Indiana Conference. The eight-member planning team met March 8-9 in Indianapolis to create the document.
The "Imagine Indiana Planning Team Report and Recommendation to the 2007 Sessions of the North Indiana and the South Indiana Annual Conferences" is available as a PDF document on the Imagine Indiana page of the Indiana Area Web site and can be found by logging on to www.inareaumc.org and clicking on to Imagine Indiana.
The report comes on the heels of a March 5 meeting of the 28-member Imagine Indiana Discernment Team when the 14 standing sub-teams gave their final reports in preparation for the writing of the planning team's document. A story of this meeting appears on page 7 of the March issue of the Hoosier United Methodists Together, which is available online at www.inareaumc.org.
This final report is being discussed by several committees, boards and commissions of each of the two annual conferences and will be introduced to the 18-district pre-conference briefings across the state.
The Imagine Indiana process is being led by the Rev. Dr. Adolf Hansen, Ph.D., a retired seminary professor-administrator, and the Rev. Dr. Cindy Reynolds, D. Min., superintendent of the Warsaw District.
Comments about the final report and recommendations to the annual conferences can be posted to the Imagine Indiana Forum available on the Imagine Indiana pages of the area Web site at www.nicumc.org/iiforum/. Comments also can be sent to the Imagine Indiana Planning Team by: e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com, and/or firstname.lastname@example.org; Fax to: The Rev. David V.W. Owen at 317-924-4859 or U.S. Mail to: The Rev. David V.W. Owen, Indiana Area of The United Methodist Church, 1100 W. 42nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208.