Daily Digest - February 25, 2020

“At least one thing we Korean Americans can do is to pray ceaselessly. Do not give up on prayer.” — The Rev. Chongho Kim on praying for peace on the Korean Peninsula.


Churches call for peace on the Korean Peninsula
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UM News) — The year 2020 marks the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War. The United and Korean Methodist churches will join Christians throughout the world to take action for peace and reconciliation on the Korean peninsula by holding various programs and events. The Rev. Thomas Kim reports.
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Oklahoma Conference
South Central bishops urge protocol support

OKLAHOMA CITY — Delegates from the South Central Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church met on Feb. 20-22 to interview candidates for bishop and discuss the 2020 General Conference. Bishops in the jurisdiction explained why they support the Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace Through Separation. Meagan Ewton reports.
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Church school offers hope in Kenyan slums
NAIROBI, Kenya (UM News) — Huruma United Methodist Church’s primary school is providing new hope and opportunities for vulnerable children living in the Mathare Valley slums, where more than half a million households reside in an area that is roughly half a square mile. Gad Maiga reports.
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Florida Conference
Florida delegation supports protocol

LAKELAND, Fla. — The Florida Conference’s 32 delegates to General Conference and the Southeastern Jurisdiction announced their unanimous support for the Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace Through Separation and the Christmas Covenant, which creates regional conferences around the globe.
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Indiana Conference
Church pays off $5.9 million in medical debts

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — People in five Indiana counties will receive letters that their medical debts have been paid off. St. Andrew United Methodist Church worked with the nonprofit RIP Medical Debt to help 4,220 people in Carroll, Clinton, Montgomery, White and Tippecanoe counties. Leintz Belony has the story.
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No Daily Digest on Feb. 26
There will be no UM News Daily Digest on Feb. 26 in order for staff to take part in a United Methodist Communications meeting. The Daily Digest will return on Feb. 27.


Looking at financial impact of GC2020 plans

Taking church archives from hi-fi to Wi-Fi


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