The Indiana Conference First Monday training program, with the Rev. Dr. P.T. Wilson, senior pastor of Gobin Memorial UMC in Greencastle, is an opportunity for people to both grow in knowledge and train towards recognition in the area of pastoral care and counseling. Usually held on the First Monday of each month, mornings will be a theory seminar and afternoons will be both a consultation and supervision opportunity (the afternoons will be recorded). Topics to be included are brief-term, supportive counseling methods, crisis intervention, grief and loss, divorce recovery, pastoral diagnosis, referral and the application of pastoral care principals in the broader functions of ministry. Any pastor or lay person in the Indiana Conference is welcomed to participate in this experience. Participants who are not United Methodists from Indiana are welcomed but will be required to register at a higher fee. The First Monday Program begins, Monday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Mark’s UMC, 100 N. Hwy. 46 Bypass in Bloomington, Ind. Dates and topics this time include:
For more information or to register, contact Dr. Wilson at 765-655-1545 or email@example.com.
“Be a World Changer” will be the theme of the Fifth Session of the 2013 Indiana Annual Conference Thursday, June 6 through Saturday, June 8 at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. The Africa University Choir will be featured during the three-day session. More information is available at www.inumc.org/ac13.
The INUMC Festival of Young Preachers will showcase and encourage young people (14-28 years old) who aspire to be preachers of the Gospel. Annual Conference attendees are invited to attend the Thursday morning sessions to celebrate, be inspired, and encourage these young preachers as they deliver their sermons. The celebration will continue with the Eat, Preach, and Praise Dinner on Thursday, which will highlight young voices in ministry through music and spoken word. (Registration for the meal and sign-ups to attend the morning session will be open with Annual Conference registration next month.) If you are or you know a young person between the ages of 14 and 28 who would like to preach at the festival, visit www.inumcconnect.org/fyp for registration and more information.
Want to be inspired? Hear great preaching? See present and future church leaders sharing word and music? Sign up for the Eat, Preach and Praise Dinner at the 2013 Annual Conference. The program will feature music from Amy Cox, last year's Annual Conference Friday night worship leader, and messages from a variety of young voices from around the state. Come and enjoy a fantastic program and a great dinner at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, right across from the Convention Center.
INDIANAPOLIS – The WNBA champion Indiana Fever are playing Saturday, June 8 at 3:30 p.m. at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis against the Phoenix Mercury and first-round draft pick Brittany Griner. The traveling Africa University Choir will sing at the Fieldhouse immediately following the game. Tickets to the game are $20 each and include:
Register here for this event through your Indiana Annual Conference Session registration.
INDIANAPOLIS – The 16th Annual Mental Health Symposium will feature the theme “A Culture of Violence: Prediction or Prevention?” Friday, June 14, in downtown Indianapolis. The news is sadly full of acts of violence by and toward children. Have we created a culture of violence, and if so, what is the impact on our children and youth? More importantly, what can we do about it? This conference will look at the causes behind the culture of violence, its impact on our children and youth as well as society as a whole, and address ways in which professionals, consumers and families can come together to make a difference. The Symposium will feature Dr. Rahil Briggs of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Jesse A. Saperstein, motivational speaker and author of Atypical: Life with Asperger's in 20 1/3 chapters, Dr. Debra Minott, Indiana Secretary of FSSA, presentations from the top researchers at Indiana University Department of Psychiatric Research, and ICCADA approved presentations for addiction professionals. Registration at 8:30 a.m. Conference 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Grand Hall & Conference Center at Union Station in downtown Indianapolis. Click here for exhibitor and sponsorship registration form.