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.

Church files suit over mandate to pay for elective abortions

Skyline Wesleyan Church in La Mesa, Calif., has filed a lawsuit against the state for forcing churches to pay for elective abortions in their health insurance plans. Read another article here.

Houghton data science students part of Super Bowl 50

Several data science students at Houghton College joined the NFL as support personnel for Super Bowl 50. The students helped the NFL gather information about pre-gram, game day, etc., for America’s beloved sporting event.

IWU administrator contracts the Zika virus in Haiti

The vice-president of academic affairs for the Indiana Wesleyan University School of Nursing has contracted the Zika virus while on a trip to Haiti.

Wesleyan pastor receives high honor by Indiana governor

Rev. Everett Freels of Petersburg Wesleyan Church in Petersburg, Ind., has been awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash award by Indiana Governor Mike Pence.

IWU café named after retired professor

The Bud Bence Café has been dedicated and unveiled at Indiana Wesleyan University. Dr. Bence is a retired IWU professor of religion, and he served 33 years in Wesleyan higher education.

Church and university renovating house for missions purposes

United Wesleyan Church in Easley, S.C., and Southern Wesleyan University in Central are renovating a house to raise money for missionaries. The profits from the sale of the house will support missionaries serving overseas.

OKWU hosting 3rd annual Josh McDowell Institute Collision Conference

Oklahoma Wesleyan University will host the 3rd annual Josh McDowell Institute Collision Conference Saturday, February 6.

Delaware church opens shelter for women and children

Smyrna Wesleyan Church in Smyrna, Del., has opened the first homeless shelter in the city specifically for women and children.