Daily Digest February 10, 2016

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“The success of this animated video will be measured by something not happening: the next outbreak of Ebola.” — Firdaus Kharas, founder of Chocolate Moose Media and creator of the Ebola prevention video.


New Ebola video emphasizes hygiene, prevention

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) — “In Praise of Prevention” is the latest animated video from United Methodist Communications to help prevent the spread of Ebola. The video, a collaboration with Chocolate Moose Media and UNICEF Togo, was released Feb. 9 as a free download in English and French, with additional languages and dialects planned. Joey Butler reports.
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Syrian refugee grateful for church help

MAPLEWOOD, N.J. (UMNS) — A Syrian businessman who became a political target after he tried to help widows and children in his war-torn homeland now has reason to be grateful himself. Without the help of Morrow Memorial United Methodist Church, he said he doesn’t know how his family would have managed.
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Church helps equip clinic in Cameroon

DESTREHAN, La. (UMNS) — St. Charles United Methodist Church, in the New Orleans-area community of Destrehan, Louisiana, was able to collaborate with other ministries to get donated medical equipment to a needy clinic in Cameroon. The Louisiana Conference reports on the successful collaboration.

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Maenzanise joins ministry agency

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) — The Rev. Beauty Rosebery Maenzanise leaves Africa University in Zimbabwe to join the staff of the United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry, working with the Clergy Formation Team of the Division of Ordained Ministry. Her appointment will begin immediately, and she will focus on support and development of theological education in Africa.

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Lent-Easter quiz returns

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) — Beginning on Ash Wednesday and until Good Friday, you can check each weekday for a new question to help you learn about the season.

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Correction: Stamp of AME founder unveiled

PHILADELPHIA (UMNS) — A digest item incorrectly said Philadelphia Area Bishop Peggy Johnson was at the unveiling of the stamp in honor of African Methodist Episcopal Church founder Richard Allen. The Rev. Alfred Day III also represented her office.

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Looking ahead

Here are some of the activities ahead for United Methodists across the connection. If you have an item to share, email [email protected] and put Digest in the subject line.



Feb. 10-March 26

One stop for United Methodist Lenten resources, including devotions, sermon starters and books from Cokesbury, Upper Room, Rethink Church and Imagine No Malaria. 

United Methodist Communications offers a way to take Ash Wednesday to Facebook and other social media with a free downloadable image.

United Methodist Communications offers customizable Easter advertising. Deadline to order is Tuesday, March 1


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