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.

Delaware church packs 100,000 meals in a day

Volunteers at Calvary Wesleyan Church Harrington, Del., packed 100,000 meals in one day. The meals will be distributed at various places around the world to help feed the hungry.

IWU to launch football program

Indiana Wesleyan University announced that the school will launch a new football program in the fall 2017.

South Dakota church commissions class of Stephen Ministers

Mitchell Wesleyan Church in Mitchell, S.D., has commissioned its second class of Stephen Ministers in the past year and a half.

OKWU just one of the schools fighting “contraceptive mandate”

Oklahoma Wesleyan University is just one evangelical Christian college or university that is challenging the Affordable Care Act’s “contraceptive mandate.”

Houghton launches new website specific to data science analytics

Houghton College’s new Center for Data Science Analytics has launched the center’s new website at www.houghtoncdsa.org.

Pennsylvania church hosts Easter sunrise service at local park

More than 100 people gathered at an area park Easter morning where Pine Grove Wesleyan Church in Pine Grove, Penn., hosted a sunrise service.

Future IWU freshman awarded Lilly Scholarship

Anna Ortmann of Howard County, Indiana, has been named a 2016 recipient of the four-year, full tuition scholarship given by the Lilly Endowment. Ortmann plans to attend Indiana Wesleyan University in the fall.

SWU hosts first Special Olympics

Southern Wesleyan Church hosted its first-ever Special Olympics, with more than 400 athletes in attendance.

North Carolina church hosts beach service Easter morning

North Pointe Community Church of Wilmington, N.C., held its 16th annual Easter sunrise service early Sunday morning.

Pastor touches lives by volunteering at assisted living facility

Rev. David Stout of Howard Chapel Wesleyan Church in Greentown, Ind., finds joy in volunteering at a local assisted living facility.

Ohio church and nursing home partner to help homeless

First Wesleyan Church of Chillicothe, Ohio, and Heartland of Chillicothe (nursing home) are partnering together to make sleeping mats out of plastic bags for the homeless.

Houghton alumni hope to save music of the Karen people

Houghton alumni are traveling to Thailand to attempt to capture and preserve the music of the Karen people, which is disappearing.