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:

Houghton bagpiper receives high honors in national competition

Andrew Hutton, a freshman at Houghton College, was awarded high honors for bagpiping at the only solo bagpiping and Scottish snare drumming competition in the U.S. for those ages 21 and under.

Retired couple finds joy in serving for three month in Haiti

Larry and Marty Grimes just returned to Clemson, S.C., after spending three months teaching 30 students in a nursing school on a small Haitian island. Each time the retired husband and wife return to the States, they say that was their last trip. But they continue to be drawn back to Haiti.

Houghton College recognized for economic impact and safety

Recent studies show that Houghton College is making an economic impact on Allegany County, and also that the college campus is one of the safest in the United States.

Loved ones remember beloved North Carolina pastor

Friends, co-workers, and congregants talk about losing North Carolina pastor, Rev. Darrell Scruggs, who was killed in a car accident Sunday, January 18.

Michigan pastor receives local diversity award

Brian Bennett, pastor at Overflow Church in Benton Harbor, Mich., has received this year’s Lake Michigan College’s Martin Luther King Junior Diversity Award.

SWU University Singers perform on local TV

University Singers, a singing group at Southern Wesleyan University, recently stopped by a South Carolina television station to perform live.

Food pantry operating out of local Wesleyan church

The Tri-Community Food Pantry in Depew, N.Y., was displaced from its location, but is not operating out of Vine Wesleyan Church.

Wesleyan leader attends U.S. seminar

Rev. George Velopide, a Wesleyan pastor from the Solomon Islands, recently attended a two-week seminar in the United States.