Daily Digest - December 11, 2019

"We know we're putting our faith into action, standing up for issues of injustice. We have seen people live through the most inconceivable experiences and want to be part of the healing." — The Rev. Ingrid McIntyre about a micro home village for the homeless.


Church building micro home village for homeless
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UM News) — When homeless people are released from the hospital, even after major surgery, they may have nowhere to go to recover. That reality led Glencliff United Methodist Church to build micro homes on its grounds to serve as bridge housing for homeless patients to recover from medical issues as they await permanent housing. Joey Butler reports.
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Minnesota Conference
Church invites community to Mister Rogers film

BURNSVILLE, Minn. — A new film about children's television host Mister Rogers starring Tom Hanks is helping River Hills United Methodist Church reach out to the community. The church hosted a free screening of "It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" and packed the theater. Christa Meland reports.
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Dakotas Conference
Faith communities focus on sobriety

MITCHELL, S.D. — Four new faith communities in the Dakotas and Minnesota are devoted to helping people with addiction find recovery, community and hope. Karla Hodve reports.
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Memphis Theological Seminary
Seminary endows chair in Wesleyan studies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Theological Seminary celebrated the Hamilton and Varnell Chair in Wesleyan Studies, the first fully endowed chair in its history. Michael Turner, a professor of Christian history and director of the Methodist House of Studies, will hold the chair. The seminary is an ecumenical ministry of Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
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Pension agency debuts 2 websites

GLENVIEW, Ill. — Wespath Benefits and Investments introduces two redesigned websites: Wespath Benefits and Investments (wespath.org) for participants, conferences and plan sponsors, and as Wespath Institutional Investments (wespath.com) for institutional clients. Agency leaders say the website designs are based on feedback from stakeholders.
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As GC2020 nears, fewer keep to the sidelines

United Methodists killed in Congo violence


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