Daily Digest - July 18, 2019

“Everyone’s life was at risk. We had to run.”Prisca Bessong Tataw, a mother of five, on living in the bush because of serious confrontations between the military and separatist youth in Mbalangi, Cameroon.


Cameroon women assist internally displaced people

MBALANGI, Cameroon (UM News) — As violence forces women and children to seek refuge in the bush, the United Methodist Women Association Cameroon is reaching out to help internally displaced people. Collette Ndobe reports. 
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Pacific Northwest Conference
Growing up as a child of immigrants

SEATTLE — Falisha Hola, a young person from Seattle First Tongan United Methodist Church, spoke at Youth 2019 about growing up as a child of immigrants. She told of living in fear her family would be taken from her because they are not U.S. citizens. Patrick Scriven reports.
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East Ohio Conference
Cambodian Methodists host Ohio clergy and laity

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — A group of Ohio United Methodists, led by Bishop Tracy S. Malone, visited Cambodian churches, schools and museums during a trip there June 26-July 8. Rick Wolcott reports.
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New 2019 annual conference reports posted 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UM News) — United Methodist News is posting annual conference reports. New reports this week are Arkansas, Desert Southwest, Northwest Texas and Tennessee.
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Council of Bishops 
Bishops plan to strengthen conferences 

CHICAGO — The bishops of The United Methodist Church will seek to strengthen annual conferences in 2019 through the ministries of sending and missional strategy, Bishop Kenneth Carter, president of the Council of Bishops, said after the meeting of the Executive Committee of the Council of Bishops. 
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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.

Holy Communion on the moon 
SUGAR LAND, Texas — Everyone knows that Neil Armstrong was the first person to walk on the moon, but did you know that another astronaut was the first person to take Holy Communion there? The Rev. C. Chappell Temple, lead pastor of Christ United Methodist Church, shares the story.
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Conferences mull denomination’s future

Why do missionaries wear an anchor cross?


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Online class on using technology in church: Digital escape room 

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Daily Digest - December 5, 2019

Summit leads to heart of border woes; Trustees pause work on disaffiliation process; Fostering Native friendships

Daily Digest - December 4, 2019

First draft of WCA guidebook; 'Another lease on life' for historic rural church; Sewing ministry stays busy

Daily Digest - December 3, 2019

Lost manuscript found at Perkins; Homework club draws youth to aging church; United Methodist Church website relaunched