Winona Lake Celebrates Past While Moving Forward

A choir of pastors sings during the Winona Lake Free Methodist Church’s anniversary celebration. (Photo by Sarah Wadkins)

BY MINDI GRIESER CROMWELL

Established first in the homes of Free Methodist Publishing House personnel during the 1930s, the Winona Lake (Indiana) Free Methodist Church has a long and significant history both within the Wabash Conference and the wider Free Methodist Church.

An iconic place within Free Methodism, … Read more...

‘Biggest Loser’ Finalist Sonya Jones to Speak at Greenville College



Greenville College is delighted to welcome 1996 GC alumna and former Lady Panther Sonya Jones onto campus on Monday, May 4.

She will speak at 9:30 a.m. (CDT) in Whitlock Music Center during chapel about her journey of physical and spiritual transformation while competing on Season 16 of NBC’s reality weight-loss show, “The Biggest Loser.” At 10:30 a.m., following her chapel address, there will be … Read more...

Austin New Church holds its Easter celebration under an overpass. (Photo courtesy of Andrea Contreras)

Easter Under the Overpass

Austin New Church holds its Easter celebration under an overpass. (Photo courtesy of Andrea Contreras)

Instead of a traditional Easter church service, Austin New Church took its Easter service to the streets under the Interstate 35 overpass near Seventh and Eighth streets.

“Every Easter, it’s our favorite time of the year. Instead of having a regular worship service, we close the doors, come down here, … Read more...

This photo was taken of Bethel Worship Center — a Free Methodist preaching point in Tulsa, Oklahoma — before tornadoes hit the area.

Church Damaged in Oklahoma Storms

This photo was taken of Bethel Worship Center — a Free Methodist preaching point in Tulsa, Oklahoma — before tornadoes hit the area.

Bethel Worship Center in Tulsa is looking for another place to worship on Palm Sunday after becoming one of many buildings to receive damage from severe storms — including tornadoes — that hit Oklahoma on Wednesday, March 25.

“Their sanctuary is soaked … Read more...

Missionary Phyllis Sortor Has Been Released

News Release

We thank God Phyllis Sortor, Free Methodist missionary to Nigeria, was safely released today, Friday, March 6, early evening Nigeria time, into the care of authorities and Free Methodist Church leaders. She had been abducted February 23. We are deeply grateful to all who prayed for Phyllis’ safe return.

Phyllis, age 71, has devoted many years to the people of Africa, a land … Read more...