Daily Digest - August 15, 2018

“I’m not a Methodist, but I praise Christ every time I hear your station, which is several times a day.” — Phoned-in testimonial to KPPC, a low-power FM station operated by Alamo United Methodist Church in San Antonio, Texas.


Church gets boost from golden oldies station
SAN ANTONIO (UMNS) — Thanks to a part-time pastor with a broadcast background, Alamo United Methodist Church operates its own low-power FM station, mixing golden oldies with top-of-the-hour Christian inspiration. The small church’s radio outreach has yielded new members, lots of visitors and plenty of testimonials from grateful listeners. Sam Hodges reports.
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United Methodists build bridge to keep kids in school
MUTARE, Zimbabwe (UMNS) — During the rainy season in the Marange District, high water often prevented students from attending United Methodist Marange High School. To solve the problem, The United Methodist Church in Zimbabwe commissioned a new bridge, which also links the school to the local community and businesses. Kudzai Chingwe has the story.
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Kentucky Conference
Small church, big impact
HINDMAN, Ky. — Hindman United Methodist Church, in the mountains of eastern Kentucky, averages a few dozen people in worship. But its outreach goes as far as Uganda and includes thriving youth and women’s ministries. Alan Wild tells how a small church has had a big impact over the past 15 years.
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East Ohio Conference
Grandparent ministry offers support
ONTARIO, Ohio — A monthly Grandparent Night sponsored by Ontario United Methodist Church and Ontario Schools is helping grandparents who are raising their children’s kids, often because of the opioid crisis. Rick Wolcott has the story.
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Michigan Conference
UMCOR helps with Michigan flooding recovery
LANSING, Mich. — Fourteen months after a deluge in mid-Michigan, the United Methodist Committee on Relief alongside the Michigan Conference continues to work on recovery. Kay DeMoss offers the second story in a series on UMCOR.
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Read how UMCOR is helping displaced Puerto Ricans 


Boston University School of Theology
Seminary offers two online courses this fall
BOSTON — Registration is open for two Boston University School of Theology online courses that will be offered during the fall semester. The courses are Faith and Finance, and Ethical Leadership: Character, Civility and Community. The courses are free, but a certificate of achievement is available for $49 upon completion of the course.
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Register for Faith and Finance 
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Conferences unite on welcoming immigrants

Native Americans pray at child detention center 


Monday, Aug. 20-Friday, Aug. 31
Online class: World religions


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