Saturday, October 25, 2014
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 The retreat will feature Brenda L. Yoder, a local author and speaker whose writing was recently featured in “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Reboot Your Life.”

A retreat Oct. 25 in Nappanee will offer busy moms guidance on balancing the stress of life and motherhood. Local speaker and author Brenda L. Yoder will be featured.

Sarah Duis

Posted on Oct. 21, 2014 at 6:27 p.m.
 Jennifer Melsop, left, 26, and Erika Turner, 26, from Centreville, Va. hold hands after exchanging wedding rings during a ceremony officiated by Rev. Linda Olson Peebles in front of the Arlington County Courthouse in Arlington, Va., Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for an immediate expansion of same-sex marriage by unexpectedly and tersely turning away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

A Clinton Brick Mennonite Church statement says sex is meant only for married heterosexual couples.

Tim Vandenack

Posted on Oct. 14, 2014 at 11:17 a.m.
 Cate Bontrager adds a quilt to the pile of quilts awaiting bagging Friday Sept. 26, 2014, for the Michiana Mennonite Relief Sale at the county fairgrounds. The quilt auction was  Sept. 27.

The quilt auction, which raises money for charity, once again saw a significant increase in the amount it raised.


Posted on Oct. 11, 2014 at 1:40 p.m.
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 Karl Shelly (center), co-pastor of Assembly Mennonite Church in Goshen, led the
Posted on Sept. 27, 2014 at 1:23 p.m.

“Assembly Mennonite Church: A Collective History” tells the story of the Goshen congregation in essays by current and former members.

 Visitors examine some of the quilts showcased at the Quilt Auction Open House on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014.
Posted on Sept. 27, 2014 at 12:00 a.m.

Quilts donated by individuals and congregations earn thousands at auction.

 David Corn, a traveling illusionist who uses his performance to address issues such as bullying with children, will be doing a free show in Elkhart.
Posted on Sept. 25, 2014 at 4:45 p.m.

Grace Bible Church is hosting illusionist David Corn, who addresses subjects like bullying and substance abuse, for several free community performances in Elkhart. 

Posted on Sept. 23, 2014 at 11:26 a.m.

Until all Christians – conservative and otherwise – can engage in respectful dialogue and pursue mutual understanding of one another’s beliefs regarding homosexuality, we’ll remain mired in rancor and division. And the world is watching.

 Audience members watch during the question-and-answer portion of Wednesday evening's Michiana Forum at Granger Community Church
Posted on Sept. 19, 2014 at 8:44 p.m.

Four panelists explore ways to reconcile Christian and scientific worldviews.

  Mary Russell talks about her experience at the SPA Ministry, Thursday Sept 11, 2014. At left is Debra Daisy.
Posted on Sept. 16, 2014 at 8:22 a.m.

Based in Elkhart, the SPA Women’s Ministry offers residential treatment, guidance and support for women dealing with addictions and abuse.

 A total of 354 brand new 24-count crayon boxes were donated at Destani's birthday party.
Posted on Sept. 9, 2014 at 11:34 a.m.

Destani wanted to do something special for her 12th birthday. So, she decided to dedicate the day to raising funds and gathering gifts for 300 children whose parents have been diagnosed with cancer. 

 In this file photo from May 6, 2012, Karl Shelly (center), co-pastor of Assembly Mennonite Church in Goshen, leads the
Posted on Aug. 19, 2014 at 4:49 p.m.

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

 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.
Posted on Aug. 14, 2014 at 10:23 p.m.

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.”

 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
Posted on Aug. 14, 2014 at 5:24 p.m.

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


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