Dismantling Racism Courageous Conversation

Monday, August 30 at 7:00 p.m. (ET)
Join the INUMC Commission on Race & Ethnicity (CORE) Committee for a courageous conversation regarding the IN Against Racism dismantling racism campaign and covenant.

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Boy Scouts of America Informational Webinar

Friday, August 27 at 9:30 a.m. (ET)

INUMC will be holding an informational session wherein we will provide our member churches with information on the status of the Boy Scouts of America (“BSA”) bankruptcy case. We will also discuss anticipated next steps and provide an overview of considerations you should discuss with your legal counsel. More information>>

Retiree Luncheon

On August 18, retirees from 2020 and 2021 gathered at the Ritz Charles to celebrate this new season of life. The event, which was put on by the United Methodist Foundation, hosted approximately 30 retirees and spouses from across the state. Continue reading>>

Hearts to Haiti

On August 14 a devastating 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, leaving an estimate of 1,300 dead, 5,000 injured, and 13,000 homes destroyed. Logansport First UMC is collecting a love offering to help the family members and friends of those connected with their congregation in Haiti. If you would like to contribute, donations can be made online at, or by mail to 800 E Broadway, Logansport, IN 46947. Please clearly mark “Haiti” on your check.

A Christian Look at Critical Race Theory

Critical race theory examines how laws in the United States have built and supported racial inequities. The United Methodist Commission on Religion and Race offers an online panel about the theory, featuring law and seminary professors. The agency also has an infographic that aims to separate myths from truth.
Watch panel discussion
Download infographic (PDF)


Leadership Clinics Available

Bishop Gregory Palmer has put together three live online leadership clinics for this Fall. They include sessions with the Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber, who was founding pastor of House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver; Beth Comstock, czar of innovation at General Electric; and Jemar Tisby, author and director of narrative and advocacy at the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University. Cost for each clinic is $20 for Ohio and Illinois leaders, and $40 for other church leaders. A discounted package for all three clinics is also available.
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Pioneers in Methodism: Betsey Dow Twombly

Betsey Dow Twombly was a trailblazer in education for women and men, and a leader in supporting women in mission. She taught one of the first courses in the early beginnings of Boston University School of Theology. Ask The UMC, a ministry of United Methodist Communications, has more on Twombly in the latest installment of its Pioneers in Methodism series.
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Fresh Expressions Virtual Vision Day 

September 25 
In the midst of a rapidly-changing ministry landscape, Fresh Expressions invites you to a day of envisioning the unique ways the Holy Spirit might be inviting you to step deeper into mission.
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Training on effective communi-cations

August 24-25
Valuable information to help church leaders communicate better is available Aug. 24-25 during Moving the Church Forward Through Communication, a virtual conference led by United Methodist Communications. The sessions will include insights on reaching different generations, orienting to the digital-first era and maximizing the effectiveness of online worship and engagement. 

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Jurisdiction UMVIM Training

August 28
12:00 p.m. (ET)
Those who are interested in serving as a trainer for United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (or those who desire a refresher) are invited to participate in this specialized training event. There is no charge for this training, and participants will receive a copy of The Mission Journey for the event. 
Register Here
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