The Free Methodist Church in Murli Gaon, India, was destroyed by Cyclone Hudhud. (Courtesy of the Free Methodist Church Agape Conference)

Bishop: Help India After Deadly Cyclone

The Free Methodist Church in Murli Gaon, India, was destroyed by Cyclone Hudhud. (Courtesy of the Free Methodist Church Agape Conference)

BY BISHOP MATTHEW THOMAS

One of the most devastating cyclones in India’s long history wreaked havoc throughout Eastern India on October 12, 2014. It took more than two weeks for our church leaders to see what the impact had been in areas where Free … Read more...

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Good News on the Pastors’ Housing Allowance

BY LARRY ROBERTS

The Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled last week to strike down the decision of a Wisconsin District Court, which had declared the Pastors’ Housing Allowance unconstitutional. As a result, this wonderful benefit to pastors will remain in effect. The court did not rule on its constitutionality, leaving open that possibility in the future. Rather, the court ruled that the organization … Read more...

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When ‘Dateline’ Covers Your Church

The Pendleton (Oregon) Free Methodist Church played a key role in the Nov. 7 episode of “Dateline NBC.”

The NBC News television show’s entire hour-long episode — titled “Someone Was Out There” — focused on the murder of Amyjane Brandhagen, 19, and an attack on Karen Lange, who was severely beaten with a pipe. Both women attended the Pendleton Free Methodist Church and taught vacation … Read more...

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Bishop Emeritus Robert F. Andrews | 1927-2014

Robert F. Andrews on the “Light & Life Hour” radio broadcast (Courtesy of Marston Memorial Historical Center)

Bishop Emeritus Robert F. Andrews passed into eternity Tuesday, Nov. 11, following complications from a surgical procedure on Sunday, Nov. 9.

Robert Frederick “Bob” Andrews was born in Sedalia, Missouri, on Nov. 26, 1927. He was one of eight children born to Milton and Lydia Andrews. He dearly loved his … Read more...

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West Morris Street’s Century of Ministry

Founding member Ora Stone seemingly returned Sept. 21 to West Morris Street Free Methodist Church to join the centennial celebration of the church on Indianapolis’ Southwest Side.

Praise dancers from Iglesia Comunidad Cristiana join in the celebration of West Morris Street Free Methodist Church’s 100th anniversary.

The church’s 1,400-seat sanctuary — dedicated in 1975 — doesn’t look much like the woodshed where Stone and 65 … Read more...