The Well, a Christian Community has served the city of Portage for nine months. In an effort to reach busy millennials and families, the church is changing its Gathering time (worship service) to Saturday evenings at 6 pm. In an age when young people are leaving the church, The Well is determined to reach those who might attend church if only it weren’t held on Sunday mornings. Pastor Kevin August says the new non-traditional Gathering time will fit better with the busy schedules of people’s lives. “We know that people have obligations on the weekend such as work, sports, birthday parties, and family dinners, but they can still have a meaningful worship experience with God.”
The Rev. Francis Tebbe, director of spiritual services for Franciscan Health Dyer, Hammond and Munster, blesses with holy water expanded locations of the Dyer hospital’s Family Health Center and Women’s Specialty Center, during a recent, packed celebration over which he presided.
St. Peter Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Portage, Indiana, joyfully announces that Mario Samaniego has joined their Music Department as Assistant Music Director. He plays keyboards, bass, electric and acoustic guitar, drums and also sings.
Bishop Donald J. Hying visited St. Catherine Hospital on Monday, Feb. 13, as one of several stops in Northwest Indiana to observe the World Day of the Sick.
The Rev. Anthony Janik, director of spiritual care services at Franciscan Health Crown Point, prays over Kimber the canine during a 15th-annual Blessing of Children, the Elderly and Pets on Oct. 4, the Feast Day of St. Francis.
The Well, A Christian Community is launching its public worship services on September 25, 2016 at The Portage Township YMCA. The Well is an independent, non-denominational Christian community based upon the teachings of the Bible. It is founded by Pastor Kevin August and his wife Laura August.
St. Peter Lutheran Church of Portage, Indiana, joyfully announces the installation of the Reverend Benjamin Thomas Ahlersmeyer as its new minister. Pastor Ben was installed July 31, 2016, with many local ministers, congregational members, friends, family members and visitors in attendance.
Chesterton is too small for the hearts of the Road to Life Ministry so from August 2nd through the 4th they are taking their love and their gospel out into the region. Kids Town Live is a special edition of the weekly Sunday School program the church offers its youth. Day one invited the Portage community to join in on the fun at our own Woodland Park.
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Most Rev. Donald J. Hying, archbishop of the Gary Catholic Diocese, blesses with holy water attendees at a Rite of Blessing of the Altar and Dedication of the Chapel ceremony on Feb. 9 at Franciscan Health-Munster. The newly completed hospital chapel is named in honor of Blessed Maria Theresia Bonzel, founder of the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration.
Most Rev. Donald J. Hying, bishop of the Gary Catholic Diocese, was keynote speaker at a Franciscan St. Margaret Health - Hammond dinner program for clergy and spiritual care workers from area churches and hospitals Oct. 27. The dinner was in conjunction with the celebration of Pastoral Care Week (Oct. 25-31). Pastoral Care Week dates back to the 1980s, when the National Association of Catholic Chaplains adopted a resolution setting aside a week in which to celebrate and honor all those who participate in the pastoral/spiritual care ministries.