In light of a rising anxiousness for what will become the United Methodist Church after the Special General Conference in February 2019, how can the Body of Christ journey together through the Season of Lent, to engage in critical conversations, for the purpose of understanding our differences, while strengthening the covenant with God and one another.

What a great opportunity for the Indiana Conference’s lay and clergy leaders, to create a gracious space during Lent to return the focus of our lives toward becoming more like Jesus Christ, in community and through conversation. There will be a weekly series of lay and clergy guided discussions in the ten (10) districts across Indiana, using the book, Is It Time? Helping Laity and Clergy Discuss Homosexuality One Question at a Time, while understanding NOW IS THE TIME for the United Methodist witness in Indiana to model what it means to be the Church on Mission!

Dates:  Wednesdays - March 7, March 14, March 21, March 28
There is no cost to attend.  Registration is requested for planning purposes.
Registration deadline: February 28 at 11:59 pm
Reading Homework:  Participants should read the Preface, Introduction, Chapters 1 & 2 in the book Is It Time before the first session on March 7.
Central District
LOCATION: Rosedale Hills UMC 4450 S Keystone Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46227
TIME: Noon - 1:30 pm
Amy McCabe
Cameron Manifold 
Elizabeth Gilbert
Lisa Morris 
LOCATION:  FUMC New Castle 1324 Church St, New Castle, IN 47362
TIME: 9:30 am - Noon
Jake Ohlemiller
Cynthia Garver
Mick Miller
Rob Judd
North Central District
LOCATION: St. Luke's UMC in Kokomo 700 E Southway Blvd, Kokomo, IN 46902
TIME: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Jared Kendall
Katy Benson
North District
LOCATION:  Lakeville UMC 610 N Michigan St, Lakeville, IN 46536
TIME: Noon - 2 pm ET/11:00 am - 1:00 pm CT
Bob Vale
Heather Foley
Barb Holcomb
Carl Hetler
Northwest District
LOCATION: Monticello UMC 200 S Main St, Monticello, IN 47960
TIME: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Kerry O'Brien
Kurt Freeman
Jane Creswell
Northeast District
LOCATION: Huntington  Trinity UMC 530 Guilford St, Huntington, IN 46750  and 
Auburn UMC 1203 E 7th St, Auburn, IN 46706
TIME: 7:00 pm
Jim Farrer
Beth Horrom
Steven McPeek
Jean Hayden
South District
LOCATION: New Albany Centenary UMC  309 E Spring St, New Albany, IN 47150
Harriett Akins-Banman
Kathy Ottinger
Janet Werle
Doug Drake
Southeast District
LOCATION:  FUMC Columbus 618 8th St, Columbus, IN 47201
TIME: 6:00 pm
Howard Boles
Diane Lil
Darlene Bricker
Maia Campbell
Don Faber
Southwest District
LOCATION:  University of Evansville- NEU Chapel S Rotherwood Ave, Evansville, IN 47714
TIME: Noon to 2:00 CT
Tammy Gieselman
Karin Heinicke
Betty Hart
Mitch Gieselman
LOCATION:  Terre Haute Memorial UMC 2701 Poplar St, Terre Haute, IN 47803
TIME: 1:00 pm
Chiyona Bourne
Jay Jones

The reading: Is It Time? Helping Laity and Clergy Discuss Homosexuality One Question at aTime.

Abingdon Press, 2017 (ISBN 978-1-50185-973-1). Please purchase the book prior to the first session.

Kindle and paperback versions are available for purchase at