Saturday, May 31, 2008

Annual Conference

Chris and I attended our last Annual Conference of the North Indiana Church at Purdue. For 24 years we would trek to Purdue for the Conference. This year the North and South Conference voted to unify. Now we are one. Next year's Conference will be held at Ball State in Muncie. The highlight of this year's conference was when our great volunteer Jim Williams received the bread and basin award for all of his work in his church and the outreach. In other business Oakwood Park will be sold for the second time, Epworth Forest will be remodeled for about 20 million dollars and we voted to have every North Indiana Conference Church start a new faith community. Not sure how that will work since NIC is now gone.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Oakbrook and Parr

Parr UMC is getting ready to do cook-outs for the neighbors around their church. Parr is a small church with few resources. They needed help. Meanwhile Oakbrook Community Church(mega-church located just out of town) called me as asked how they could help in the city. I suggested they partner with Parr they are with the first cookout days away we shall see how it goes.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Cowboy Church

I spoke at "Cowboy Church" this week. Cowboy Church is held at Fairview Baptist Church once a month in two services. It is a service of bluegrass, country and comedy. Sort of a Christian Hee-Haw. Good clean fun. The offering went to the outreach and about 1400.00 was raised.


Thanks Pastor Steve Sherwood!!!!!

Monday, May 05, 2008

Food Back Packs

We are beginning to deliver backpacks full of food to 230 students at a local elementary school. The backpacks are delivered on Friday and returned on Monday and refilled on Friday. It takes a great deal of volunteers and a lot of food. We secured another location to do the pilot program which will be the last four weeks of school.

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Crisis Child Care Center

This week Renee Roberts became our interim director of the Crisis Child Care Center. We welcome Renee as we figure out what our next step is in this outreach.