Daily Digest: April 9, 2014

“Pfeiffer has a very big focus on servant leadership. That was what first started pushing me in the direction of this program.” – Joy Prim, Mission Intern class of 2011.

Mission is part of curriculum at Pfeiffer University
NEW YORK (UMNS) — Encouraged by the school’s emphasis on mission, seven graduates of Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer, N.C., are serving with young adult mission programs of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries.

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Church stands with gay scout leader
SEATTLE (UMNS) - Rainier Beach United Methodist Church celebrated Scout Sunday April 6, days after news broke that the Boy Scouts of America said it was banning a volunteer Scout leader and church member because he is gay. The Rev. Monica Corsaro, pastor of Rainier Beach, said the church will continue to have Geoffrey McGrath as leader of the scouting program.

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United Methodist church comforts Fort Hood families
KILLEEN, Texas (UMNS) — After more fatal shootings on the U.S. Army base, First United Methodist Church in Killeen is helping the community cope. KXAN has the story.

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USAID and ZunZuneo
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) — The news that the United States Agency for International Development surreptitiously sponsored a text messaging service in Cuba created a storm of criticism. The fallout has implications for other humanitarian organizations as well. The Rev. Larry Hollon, top staff executive of United Methodist Communications, explains.

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Religion Communicators Council honors United Methodists
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) — United Methodists were among the members of the Religion Communicators Council recognized for their achievements April 3 at the annual DeRose-HinkHouse Awards.

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Two women take positions with World Methodist Council
LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. (UMNS) — Two women have recently stepped into new roles with the World Methodist Council. Gillian Kingston, Methodist Church in Ireland, is interim vice president, and Sara Beth Lee is the new director of the World Methodist Museum.

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Perkins hosts event for prospective students
DALLAS (UMNS) — Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University will host “Inside Perkins,” a two-day event for prospective degree and non-degree students April 11–12 at the campus at 5915 Bishop Blvd., Dallas.

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