Daily Digest - April 9, 2019

NEWS AND FEATURES

Ask The UMC
How do we understand the timing of the Great 3 Days? 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — If Jesus died on Friday and rose on Sunday, how do we understand those three days? Ask The UMC explains how the vast majority of the world’s Christians reckon the time of Holy Week.
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Great Plains Conference
UMCOR executive praises Great Plains relief efforts

NORTH LOUP, Neb. — A United Methodist Committee on Relief executive praised the work of the Great Plains Conference in helping people deal with flood damage. “The conference has done a really good job of getting ahead of it,” Cathy Earl, UMCOR’s director of disaster response, said during a visit to Nebraska. David Burke reports.
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Great Plains churches raise $180,000 for flood relief

Virginia Conference
Bishop Weaver serving Virginia Conference as interim

GLEN ALLEN, Va. — Bishop Peter D. Weaver is serving as interim bishop of the Virginia Conference while Bishop Sharma D. Lewis is on six months of medical leave. In greetings to the conference, he acknowledged the state of the church following General Conference and shared that listening is an important part of the work he is currently doing in the Virginia Conference.
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California-Nevada Conference
30 churches in 'grow young' partnership

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Thirty churches in the California-Nevada Conference will partner with the Fuller Youth Institute to help congregations learn how to “grow young.” The churches will attend two summits and work with coaches and in webinars to advance their goals around young people. Growing Young’s research has found some essential keys that help congregations reverse decades-long decline and experience new vitality.
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PRESS RELEASES

Council of Bishops
Bishop Carter joins bicentennial celebration

ATLANTA — Bishop Kenneth Carter, president of the Council of Bishops, said his fellow episcopal leaders have committed to church unity. Carter was speaking at the Methodist Mission Bicentennial Conference, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the forerunner of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries.
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Read Bishop Carter’s statement (PDF)

United Methodist Communications
Denomination launches new website for leaders

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — United Methodist Communications has launched the new leadership-focused website ResourceUMC.org. The site was developed as a centralized portal to equip United Methodist leaders across the globe with helpful information, tools and multilingual assets. This eliminates the need to bookmark multiple denominational websites.
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