Each week, both Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. As we are alerted to those news items, we are privileged to pass them along. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward to communications@wesleyan.org. The following are sample news items:

Indiana team headed to Guatemala

Volunteers from LaOtto Wesleyan Church in LaOtto, Ind., and beyond are headed to Guatemala this summer to build a home for a family and teach skills to adults and play with children.

Church leaders says church and government should not compete

Bishop Alfred Kalembo, who serves as national superintendent of the Pilgrim Holiness Church in Zambia, says the church should not be seen as a government competitor.

Airline president gives gift to Indiana Wesleyan University

Edward Bastian, president of Delta Air Lines, and his wife, Anna, have committed a $1.5 million-dollar gift for the creation of the Bastian Center for the Study of Human Trafficking.

Wesleyan volunteers feed homeless on Easter Sunday

Volunteers from New Carlisle Wesleyan Church in New Carlisle, Ind., spent time on Easter Sunday serving those in the community who needed a hot meal.

SWU’s Iddings named provost at university in Philadelphia

Keith Iddings, current provost and vice-president at Southern Wesleyan University, has been named the new provost at Eastern University.

Oscar winner has Wesleyan connection

A series connected to this year’s Oscar-winning Twelve Years a Slave was edited and published by a gentleman connected to the Wesleyan Methodist Connection back in the mid-19th century.

Quad Cities church helping distribute mass amount of food

Heritage Church, a Wesleyan church with multiple campuses in Illinois and Iowa, is partnering with an area food bank to help distribute mass amounts of food to residents in the Quad Cities.

Prestigious U.S. newspaper tackles subject of Heaven is for Real

An author with The Wall Street Journal talks about Colton Burpo going to heaven briefly during an appendectomy, which is recorded in the best-selling book and new movie, Heaven is for Real.

Writer reminisces about traveling Wesleyan singers and musicians

For years, Rome Wesleyan Church has sent out singers and musicians to minister to those sidelined in hospitals and nursing homes.

Indiana pastors to fly to D.C. to meet with lawmakers about immigration reform

More than a dozen Wesleyan pastors from Indiana will meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on April 29 to discuss immigration reform.

African Children’s Choir to perform at North Dakota Church

The African Children’s Choir will perform on May 9 at New Hope Wesleyan Church in Williston, N.D.

North Carolina church support struggling high school baseball team

The Thomasville High School baseball team in Thomasville, N.C. has a losing record. In fact, just a small handful of people regularly attend games. But recently, a number of members from Mt. Zion Wesleyan Church attended a game, filling the stands, and encouraging the team.

OKWU baseball team wins tournament title game

The Oklahoma Wesleyan University baseball team extended its winning streak to 25 games and won the championship game of the 2014 MCAC Baseball Tournament.