Daily Digest: July 08, 2014

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“God usually gives me the opposite of what I expect.”
– Tyler Hege, 23, who leads two North Carolina churches.



Freedom Summer anniversary brings reflection
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) — The signing and passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 came in the midst of what was known as Freedom Summer, the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee’s voter registration drive in Mississippi. To commemorate the 50th anniversary, Interpreter magazine invited six civil rights veterans to share their reflections.

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3 years later, Joplin church retains focus on relief
JOPLIN, Mo. (UMNS) — Three years after an F5 tornado ripped apart the core of Joplin, the town is recovering well. In the heart of it all, Saint Paul United Methodist Church maintains a focus on disaster response, for past, present and future calamities. Fred Koenig, publications editor for the Missouri Annual (regional) Conference, reports.

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N.C. pastor, 23, leads two churches
LEXINGTON, N.C. (UMNS) — At age 17, Tyler Hege delivered a unity sermon to his divided church, Shiloh United Methodist. On July 1, at age 23, he became the lead pastor of not one but two North Carolina churches, the Dispatch.com reports.

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Irons to fill in for New York bishop
NEW YORK (UMNS) — Retired Bishop Neil Irons will fill in for New York Area Bishop Martin McLee while he is on a leave of up to six months, McLee reported in a July 7 letter to his conference. McLee, who has been ill, said he “will be focusing all of my energies on my healing and recuperating” during the leave.

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United Methodists find more ways to ‘go green’
WASHINGTON (UMNS) — From solar panels to “green roofs” to geothermal systems, United Methodists across the United States are responding to the call to be faithful stewards of God’s good creation. 

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Church provides Native American connection
EAST PEORIA, Ill. (UMNS) — Dayspring Native American United Methodist Church offers a sense of belonging, especially for those who remember the prejudice that family members faced. Gatehouse Media Illinois has the story.

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Leadership programs nurtures Native Americans

History of Hymns: 'Pass It On'
DALLAS (UMNS) — Sing along with us: "It only takes a spark to get a fire going, and soon all those around can warm up in its glowing. ..." C. Michael Hawn of Southern Methodist University's Perkins School of Theology shares the story of this church camp and altar call favorite by Kurt Kaiser.

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