Wednesday, August 27, 2014

 In this file photo from May 6, 2012, Karl Shelly (center), co-pastor of Assembly Mennonite Church in Goshen, leads the

The credentials of the Rev. Karl Shelly of Assembly Mennonite Church argues that same-sex unions are “worthy of blessing.”

Posted on Aug. 19, 2014 at 4:49 p.m.
 The Rev. Amy DeBeck held a vigil Thursday evening, Aug. 14, 2014, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Elkhart to reflect on the events in Ferguson, Mo. DeBeck spoke about the news, gave congregants a chance to voice their thoughts, offered a prayer and lit candles to walk outside.

A small candlelight vigil let congregants reflect on the violence and fear that have spread in the wake of events in Ferguson, Mo., and try to rekindle “warmth and love.”

Posted on Aug. 14, 2014 at 10:23 p.m.
 A man watches as police walk through a cloud of smoke during a clash with protesters Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo. Protests in the St. Louis suburb rocked by racial unrest since a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager to death turned violent Wednesday night, with people lobbing Molotov cocktails at police who responded with smoke bombs and tear gas to disperse the crowd

The vigil will be at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Elkhart.

Posted on Aug. 14, 2014 at 5:24 p.m.
 Eula Young
Posted on Aug. 7, 2014 at 7:45 p.m.

Theodis Hadley, Eula Young and Floretha Robinson all died within a few days of each other.

 The Goshen Police Department is investigating a case of embezzlement from a Goshen church spanning at least six years.
Posted on Aug. 7, 2014 at 3:45 p.m.

The pastor of Goshen First Brethren Church told police someone had been embezzling money from the church for the last six years.

 Some of the escaped Kidnapped girls of the government secondary school Chibok, attend a meeting with Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima, in  Maiduguri, Nigeria, Monday, June 2, 2014.  Nigerian police banned protests in the capital demanding that the government rescues the more than 200 girls still held captive by Boko Haram militants.
Posted on Aug. 6, 2014 at 3:07 p.m.

Most of the schoolgirls who were kidnapped by militant Islamists in April belong to the Church of the Brethren, which has several locations in Elkhart County. Here’s information on where and when to attend prayer services.

Posted on Aug. 2, 2014 at 12:21 p.m.

Chaplain Matthew Barnes, who founded Public Servants’ Prayer, will speak during Sunday services at Calvary Baptist Church.

 Rev. Theodis Hadley Sr. was honored with the ‘Drum Major for Justice’ Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. He died Friday, Aug. 1 at the age of 93.  (Truth Photo By Ryan Dorgan)
Posted on Aug. 1, 2014 at 6:36 p.m.

Longtime leader of Canaan Baptist Church died Friday at the age of 93.

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 1:05 p.m.

Pastor Daniel Forehand will be ordained on Saturday, July 26. 

 In this archive photo from April 1, 2014, Goshen College student Ryan Smith looks at the message on his t-shirt, meant as a show of support for the school's employment policy that says sex should only be between married heterosexual couples. Goshen College is a Mennonite institution and debate is growing in the church about same-sex marriage. The issue figured in Clinton Frame Mennonite Church's recent decision to cut ties with the Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference.
Updated on July 24, 2014 at 12:57 p.m.

Clinton Frame Mennonite Church cited several reasons for leaving the Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference, including other congregations’ acceptance of same-sex marriage.

Posted on July 19, 2014 at 1:31 p.m.

A love for Christ compels Ribbon of Hope to keep helping locals who are coping with cancer. The organization’s executive director shared a few stories about times when she and her staff worked to show others His compassion. 

 Gene Troyer, campus pastor for Granger Community Church in Elkhart, speaks to the board of zoning appeals Thursday night. The board rejected a request by the church to operate a coffee shop.
Posted on July 10, 2014 at 8:47 p.m.

Numerous concerns aired before board voted 4-0 against the proposal for church on East Bristol Street.

 Fans of Toby Mac excitedly wait for him to take the stage at the World Pulse Festival in South Bend on Aug. 14, 2010. This year's festival will be held at the Compton Family Ice Arena on the campus of Notre Dame University.
Posted on July 10, 2014 at 6:57 a.m.

Thanks to the venue change, festival guests now will have access to indoor restrooms, seating and concessions.