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:

President of the United States appoints Dr. Lyon to Advisory Council

Dr. Jo Anne Lyon, General Superintendent of The Wesleyan Church, has been appointed by President Barack Obama to serve on his third Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

Nepal rocked by church bombings

Emmanuel Wesleyan Church in Nepal, has been a recent target of bombings, amid concerns over the constitution.

The church has important role in emergency response efforts

Dr. Jo Anne Lyon, General Superintendent of The Wesleyan Church, writes of the importance the Christian church holds in assisting in emergency response efforts.

UPDATE: Wesleyan Christian High School football player passes away from brain injury

Ben Hamm, a junior at Wesleyan Christian High School in Bartlesville, Okla., has passed away from a brain injury sustained during a football game. Read a previous report here.

South Dakota church raises money for local family

A grandmother and grandson were hit by a car while crossing an intersection in Mitchell, S.D., in August. The Earl family attends Mitchell Wesleyan Church, where more than $11,000 has been raised to use towards the family’s medical bills.

SWU music department accreditation renewed

The music department at Southern Wesleyan University has been granted a renewed accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music.

Race concept “turned upside down” in Ohio town, church

Bethel Long Wesleyan Church in Longtown, Ohio, represents generations of racial integration.

Mission House holds first service

A few years after Anthony Smith and Dustin Wilson began an informal meeting called Bible Labs, the new Mission Church held its first weekly service.

Houghton welcomes new Dean of the School of Music

Armenio Suzano Jr., has been named the new Dean for The Greatbatch School of Music at Houghton College.