Daily Digest - April 28, 2022

“My prayer still is that we can bless and send and not burn the house down on the way out. There is clearly a process that needs to be followed that protects the future of the UMC.”Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey, Council of Bishops president. 


NEWS AND FEATURES

What happens when a new denomination launches?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UM News) — The Global Methodist Church, a theologically conservative breakaway denomination, has set May 1 as its official start date. However, it will take time for any potential separations from The United Methodist Church to take place. Heather Hahn reports on some frequently asked questions.
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Global Ministries
Malaria efforts paying off in Angola

ATLANTA — The United Methodist Church’s Imagine No Malaria campaign is making a difference in the African nation of Angola. Community awareness and preventive treatment have improved, boosting the health of mothers and babies. Christie R. House has the story.
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Baltimore-Washington Conference
Hispanic pastor dreams out loud

BALTIMORE — Cassandra “Cassy” Nuñez, pastor at Salem Hispanic United Methodist Church, spends most of her waking hours pastoring to anyone in need of God’s love. In the streets, schools, medical clinics and a dozen other places, she finds people who aren’t churched and who have a variety of experiences with organized religion. She dreams for them and alongside them. Melissa Lauber has her story.
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South Carolina Conference
United Methodists rally for end of death penalty

COLUMBIA, S.C. — United Methodists are among the loud voices crying both to end the death penalty in South Carolina and to stop the execution of death-row inmate Richard Moore. On April 20, South Carolina’s Supreme Court issued a temporary stay blocking Moore’s execution. Jessica Brodie reports.
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Great Plains Conference
Wesley House at Kansas State is dedicated 

MANHATTAN, Kan. — A paid-off mortgage made for an especially happy April 10 dedication of Wesley House at Kansas State University. The campus’s United Methodist ministry has occupied a former fraternity house since 2008. Finally, in 2020, after a fundraising campaign, it was able to pay off the mortgage. The pandemic delayed the Wesley House dedication. David Burke reports.
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RESOURCES

Higher Education and Ministry
June meeting set for campus ministers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Leaders of United Methodist campus ministries are invited to a June gathering in Chicago to network and share best practices. The “Rising from a Quarandream” meeting is scheduled for June 22-24. The cost is $10, plus a refundable $300 reservation fee. Participants are responsible for their own travel costs.
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