South Bend Congregations Turn Skyward to Conserve Energy


SOUTH BEND — What do a Catholic, a Muslim, a Mennonite, a Methodist and a Unitarian talk about when they get together?

Energy conservation, of course.

At least that’s topical for six South Bend congregations that are pursuing a reduction in their energy use by installing solar panels on their places of worship.

Those six — First United Methodist, Islamic Society of Michiana, Kern Road Mennonite, Olivet African Methodist Episcopal, St. Anthony de Padua and First Unitarian — join 21 other places of worship in Indiana that have received grants to install solar panels on the buildings 

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