A Special Session of the Indiana Annual Conference was held digitally on Saturday, November 19, 2022. The sole purpose of this session was to vote on churches wishing to disaffiliate from the denomination. Bishop Julius C. Trimble opened the session with words of devotion and prayer. He ended by stating, “I pray today—and the days […]
To honor the memory of Rebecca Lynn Stowe Bosley, her parents, Richard and Eleanor Stowe, have established a one-time series of small grants to Indiana United Methodist churches for initiating or strengthening their programs of history through the purchase of archival furnishings or supplies or other more imaginative use of the funds. Eligibility: any local […]
Wednesday’s Wrap-Up: Bishops’ elections and the work of the Mission Council By Rev. Cindy Gregorson “This is the sound of dry bones rattling. Open the grave, I’m coming out. I’m gonna live, gonna live again!” The delegates of the 2022 North Central Jurisdictional Conference were on their feet, proclaiming in song that these dry bones […]
“Train children in the right way, and when old, they will not stray.” -Proverbs 22:6 (NRSV) What is the difference between a Christian and a United Methodist? Are all United Methodists Christians? These—and related questions—were raised as I met with hundreds of confirmation students over the course of my 40 years of ministry. You might assume […]
Our land needs healing. Violence and the destruction that gun violence brings to our communities and families are too frequent to consider it someone else’s problem to face.
In the first large group gathering held since the COVID-19 pandemic, The United Methodist Church in Indiana made a significant impact through their Missional Offering: 2,463 school kits to provide for children in need and $111,425.25 were collected to support refugee resettlement.
The engines will be roaring at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the weekend of July 30–31, 2022, for the NASCAR Cup Series Race. Rev. Kent Lundy, UMC elder serving in extension ministry as Wing Chaplain to the 181st Intelligence Wing (IN Air National Guard) in Terre Haute, was selected to offer prayer at the event.
I was working on a report about the Church’s response to gun violence as I watched the news conference regarding the shooting at the Greenwood Park Mall in Indianapolis.