Daily Digest - August 2, 2019

“This is a historic record of our partnership so that future generations will know how God has joined us together in order to bring out God’s kingdom right here on earth.”Western Pennsylvania Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi on covenant. 


NEWS AND FEATURES

Zimbabwe, Western Pennsylvania partnership continues 

MUTARE, Zimbabwe (UM News) — A new covenant between the Zimbabwe Episcopal Area and Western Pennsylvania Conference continues a long-standing partnership that has improved health care, provided safe water, addressed poverty and built churches and relationships. Eveline Chikwanah reports. 
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East Ohio Conference
2 Ohio districts get flood relief

NORTH CANTON, Ohio — Seven inches of rain in four hours flooded parts of Ohio in June and another downpour a few weeks later added to the urgent need for flood relief. The United Methodist Committee on Relief helped with 100 cleaning bucket kits, then Ohio Valley Disaster Coordinator Bob Carson helped local churches get involved in recovery efforts. Rick Wolcott reports.
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RESOURCES

United Methodist Communications
The storytelling power of photography

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Photography can help increase engagement with churches. Mike DuBose, photographer for UM News, offers tips and tricks for taking compelling pictures. 
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PRESS RELEASES

Commission on Archives and History
Agency distributes more than $10,000 in honors

MADISON, N.J. — The United Methodist Commission on Archives and History announced the 2019 recipients of six awards, grants and scholarships. The honors recognize and, in some cases, help fund the research and archiving work of United Methodists around the globe. 
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Higher Education and Ministry
Leadership agency debuts new website

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry has a redesigned website, gbhem.org. Improvements include a better search engine, quicker loading of stories and a dedicated loans and scholarship page.
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United Methodist Publishing House
Board affirms digital initiatives

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The United Methodist Publishing House board, at its July 23-24 meeting, approved plans to invest in new initiatives to deal with churches’ changing needs. The board unanimously approved investing more than $2 million in an internet-based platform with Wesleyan content for teaching, training and evangelism.   
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