Daily Digest - January 7, 2021

“As a church, as Christians, we must condemn all the forces that led to the unprecedented insurrection today — forces of hate, of white supremacy, of distorted self-interest and abuse of power.”Bishop LaTrelle Easterling, Baltimore-Washington Conference.


NEWS AND FEATURES

Assault on US Capitol dismays United Methodists

WASHINGTON (UM News) — United Methodists both near and far were disturbed by the actions of a mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. The Rev. Alisa Lasater Wailoo texted into the early morning hours with Capitol Hill United Methodist Church members who had been under siege at the building. A UM News staff report.
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California-Pacific Conference
UMVIM team completes work in wildfire response

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. — A California-Pacific United Methodist Volunteers in Mission team recently aided survivors of the Woolsey Fire at Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park by building a stairway for one resident. The mobile home park was essentially wiped out, losing over 100 homes. The Cal-Pac Disaster Response Task Force has been involved with recovery work in the area for the past two years.
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PRESS RELEASES

The Nyadire Connection
‘Cash for Clinics’ exceeds match

NYADIRE, Zimbabwe — The “Cash for Clinics” challenge to match a $25,000 grant from The United Methodist Foundation of Western Pennsylvania exceeded the goal, raising more than enough money to claim the match. The Nyadire Connection has collaborated with the United Methodist Mission in Nyadire to rebuild four of six rural clinics. These funds will go toward the renovation of a fifth clinic.
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United Theological Seminary
Seminary establishes multiethnic-ministry program

DAYTON, Ohio — United Theological Seminary, in cooperation with the Mosaix Global Network, has established the Mosaix House of Studies to prepare students to build and lead healthy multiethnic and economically diverse, culturally intelligent, socially just and financially sustainable churches. 
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RESOURCES

Council of Bishops
Resources available for Christian unity week

WASHINGTON — The Council of Bishops invites United Methodists to join with fellow Christians in the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on Jan. 18-25. The theme this year is “Abide in My Love … You Shall Bear Much Fruit.”
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World Council of Churches resources
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