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With three Syrian refugee families standing behind her, Nora Basha, with the Syrian American Council of Indiana, speaks during a press conference before a Dec. 11 rally and candlelight vigil in support of Syrian refugee families. The event was held by the council at Epworth United Methodist Church in Indianapolis. Photo by Dan Gangler, UMNS

Interfaith welcome in Indiana for Syrian refugees

Christians, Jews, Muslims show support for Syrian families through rally, prayer vigil at Epworth United Methodist Church in Indianapolis. Read More

Members of Broadway Christian Parish United Methodist walk with a wooden cross on Good Friday.

Easter Cross Walk

Many congregations invite people to participate in devotionals, but one church asks the faithful to take their prayers to the public. View

A church sign at Broad Ripple United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, points to concerns over the state’s new religious freedom law.  Photo courtesy of Broad Ripple UMC

Reaction continues on Indiana religious freedom law

United Methodists have differing opinions about controversial religious freedom law in Indiana. Read More

Jennifer Dobbs and Matthew Oates share a moment after she said, “Yes” to his proposal of marriage in July 2008.  Photo by Marsha Esau.

Cupid in The United Methodist Church

Couples share how United Methodist ministries brought them together and the difference the church has made in their marriage. Read More

Indy event targets spousal abuse in church

Faith communities are not exempt from domestic violence, and every church needs a safety team and a safety plan, says advocate. Read More

Future bright for college president, student

After a hectic but fun first year, one University of Indianapolis student looks forward to Year 2 while the president looks toward the next 18. Read More

How pastors can ‘bloom where planted’

Clergy - not just military families - deal with frequent moves, new assignments and expected and unexpected anxieties. Read More

Hockey ministry scores big with youth

A couple's shared love of hockey spawned a ministry that helps kids develop in every aspect of their lives. Read More

When disaster hits: Lessons from others

As tornadoes and floods challenge churches, one clergywoman says, "People do not recover without support, nudging and compassion." Read More

Busy first semester for freshman, president

New vision for school, the lead in a musical and a pie in the face highlight 2012 for University of Indianapolis freshman and new president. Read More

‘Moments of deep grace’ after church fire

"People from all denominations have rallied to our cause" with prayer and encouragement after church fires. Part 3 of a Special Report. Read More

Church fires challenge United Methodists

Part 1: Whether caused by lightning strike or arsonist's torch, blazes force congregations to face the unknown, accept help from others. Read More

Caregivers need care after traumatic events

Clergy who volunteer as crisis care responders often find themselves needing a shoulder to lean on. Read More

‘My Favorite (School) Year’

Meet a first-time school president and a freshman as they begin their journey at United Methodist-related University of Indianapolis. Read More

Indiana volunteers take VBS on the road

Edwardsville United Methodist volunteers provide 'Construction Junction' for children in tornado-stricken Henryville. Read More

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