Daily Digest - December 3, 2019


"I was just blown over at what an astonishing book this was." – Perkins School of Theology Professor Theodore Walker Jr. on finding a lost manuscript by the late African American biologist E.E. Just.

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Perkins School of Theology
Perkins professor, spouse discover lost manuscript

DALLAS — Theodore Walker Jr., associate professor of ethics and society at United Methodist Perkins School of Theology, and his wife, Lillie Jenkins Walker, discovered a lost manuscript by the late African American biologist E.E. Just. They found "The Origin of Man's Ethical Behavior" in the Howard University archives. The manuscript elaborates on Just's groundbreaking insight into cooperation at the cellular level. Mary Jacobs reports.
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Michigan Conference
Homework club draws youth to aging church

PICKFORD, Mich. — The Rev. Tim Bashore has created Homework Club, using teachers who are members of Pickford United Methodist Church. The new ministry is drawing about 30 young people on school days to a church that consists of predominantly older congregants. Kay DeMoss reports.
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Seward Journal
Socks for Seward

SEWARD, Alaska — Two United Methodist churches and their pastor, the Rev. Jim Doepken, had a leading role in an ecumenical effort to provide socks for the needy in and around Seward. The Socktober campaign netted more than 500 pairs.
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South Georgia Conference
Historic black church looks to renovate

SAVANNAH, Ga. — After 92 years, Asbury United Methodist Church's building needs help. The African American congregation's longtime home is on the Georgia Trust's 2020 "Places in Peril" list. The historic downtown congregation hopes the listing will help raise awareness so they can raise money for restoration. Kara Witherow has the story.
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PRESS RELEASES

United Methodist Communications
United Methodist Church website relaunched

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The United Methodist Church has relaunched UMC.org, the official website of the denomination, with a new contemporary look and a more mobile-friendly design. The new site combines the primary website with Rethink Church, a site directed at those who are looking for a spiritual home but not yet affiliated with a church.
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Indiana Conference
Milltown church revived in Africa

MILLTOWN, Ind. — Milltown United Methodist Church has closed its doors in Indiana, but the congregation used some of its resources to fund the new Milltown Memorial Church in Kabimba, Congo. They donated enough money for a church building, house and a community center for school and health care.
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