As we count down the days until 2017 makes its grand debut, naturally, this is the time when we begin to reflect on the year that will soon come to a close. 2016 was, by many means, a memorable year, filled with moments of joy and laughter, change and new beginnings, but unquestionably and consistently reminding us of why it’s important to “Be. Hope.” During 2016, United Methodists across Indiana gathered on countless occasions for conferences, learning and networking opportunities, fellowshipping, mission advocacy, social activism, and events to fortify our spirituality. As our world experienced much adversity and unspeakable tragedies throughout the year, we learned to remain steadfast in our faith, our love for one another, and our mission of creating disciples for the transformation of the world. In memory of the passing year, we’ve gathered a significant collection of photos which illustrate some of the highlights of 2016.