Daily Digest - July 14, 2020

"Maybe we're not invisible anymore." — Anne Marshall, a United Methodist and member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, on a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Oklahoma tribal jurisdiction.


Native Americans joyful about SCOTUS decision
OKLAHOMA CITY — Native Americans, including United Methodists, are hailing a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on tribal jurisdiction as a decision that will be written about in history books and celebrated in museums. Jim Patterson has the story.
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South Carolina Conference
COVID-19 rise again delays annual conference

FLORENCE, S.C. — Escalating COVID-19 cases have prompted United Methodist leaders to postpone a scheduled one-day session of the 2020 South Carolina Annual Conference. Annual conference organizers had already delayed until Aug. 1. Now organizers hope to reschedule when state health officials say it's safe to gather.
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Updated list of annual conference meetings

Global Ministries/UMCOR
COVID-19 grants reach underserved in Brazil

ATLANTA — With nearly 1.9 million cases, Brazil is second only to the U.S. in confirmed coronavirus cases. But seven ministry partners across the country, working with the Methodist Church in Brazil, have received COVID-19 grants from the United Methodist Committee on Relief to extend their caring outreach deeper into their communities. Christie R. House has the story.
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East Ohio Conference
Camps revive with family options
CARROLLTON, Ohio — Three camps that usually cater to children have revamped this summer to attract families for socially distanced camping. Camp Wanake, Camp Asbury and Camp Aldersgate are offering an unusual experience that observes mandates for keeping campers healthy and safe. Brett Hetherington reports.
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UM News includes in the Daily Digest various commentaries about issues in the denomination. The opinion pieces reflect a variety of viewpoints and are the opinions of the writers, not the UM News staff.

Growing up with institutional racism
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UM News) — Growing up in segregated Denver, Rich Peck writes that he was "shaped by a society that shielded me from understanding the difficulties" experienced by people of color. Peck, a church communicator and retired pastor, describes later encountering institutional racism in the church itself.
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United Methodist Communications
Course focuses on communicating about online giving

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Churches must find effective ways to communicate about giving if they want fruitful ministries that make a difference. A training offered by United Methodist Communications provides the tools to show why people give and how to give to the ongoing work of the church through online platforms.
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Indiana megachurch leaves denomination

Church helps victims of flood and COVID-19


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