Daily Digest - April 6, 2018

"This center will provide accommodation for orphaned children until their integration into social life. I ask any man of good will to continue helping these orphans because they are living by donation."— The Rev. Clement Kingombe, district superintendent of the Goma District, on The Advance support for the Goma orphanage.

United Methodist Bishops Bruce R. Ough and LaTrelle Easterling spoke at a prayer witness on the eve of a national rally to end racism. Photo by Kathy L. Gilbert, UMNS
Photo by Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UMNS



Church in Congo puts orphans on path to success

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (UMNS) — Mother Adolphine Olela Okako, a United Methodist and a widow, felt called to help orphaned children living on the streets after wars of rebellion in 1996. She started the Goma Orphanage, welcoming children into her own home and caring for them with support from The United Methodist Church. Philippe Kituka Lolonga reports.
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Greater New Jersey Conference
Making buildings assets for mission

NEPTUNE, N.J. — The Greater New Jersey Conference’s property management team, working with its board of trustees, is establishing “Nehemiah Properties” as a means of re-purposing buildings into mission opportunities. Josh Kinney has the story.
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Las Vegas Review-Journal
Instilling lessons of civil rights era

LAS VEGAS — The late Rev. Marion D. Bennett Sr., a well-known Las Vegas pastor, was one of those who walked with Martin Luther King Jr. The United Methodist minister also taught his daughter, Karen Bennett-Haron, the importance of public service. She became the first black woman appointed to the state’s judicial system in May 2002. Mike Shoro reports.
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Memphis Conference
18 years of caring for creation 

MILLINGTON, Tenn. — For the last 18 years, Millington United Methodist Church has observed a “Caring for Creation Sunday” in April. Caryl Rawls writes about why the church focuses on protecting the environment.
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Holston Conference  
Church organizes helicopter egg drop

ATHENS, Tenn. — Trinity United Methodist Church invited the community to the local airport for a special kind of Easter celebration. About 550 people showed up to watch a helicopter drop 150 gallons of candy on the runway. Annette Spence reports. 
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Sunday, April 8

United Methodist Day at the National Civil Rights Museum

Saturday, April 14

United Methodist Academy of Scouting



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