Daily Digest - July 24, 2017

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“We’re very blessed to have our United Methodist Men’s ministry say that Scouting is our mission. It goes hand in hand with many of the values we teach.” — The Rev. Terry Tilton, Minnesota Conference.

Scout Jamboree has big United Methodist presence

GLEN JEAN, W.Va. (UMNS) — Chaplains, volunteers and 3,500 United Methodist Scouts make the denomination the second-largest faith group at the 2017 National Scout Jamboree. West Virginia Area Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball presided over the United Methodist Holy Communion service on July 23. Joey Butler reports. 
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Way Forward keeps mum on plans for church 

CHICAGO (UMNS) — The Commission on a Way Forward at its July meeting sketched plans for moving the denomination beyond its impasse around homosexuality. However, commission members are waiting to get preliminary approval from bishops before unveiling those plans. Heather Hahn reports. 
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Tulsa churches add satellite campuses 

TULSA, Okla. — This city’s three biggest United Methodist churches are all developing satellite campuses, pursuing a method of church growth that is becoming increasingly popular. Bill Sherman reports for the Tulsa World. 
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Sager Brown observes 150 years of service

BALDWIN, La. — From an orphanage and school for African-American youth left homeless by the American Civil War to a depot dispensing material assistance through the United Methodist Committee on Relief, Sager Brown has provided ministry to those in need for 150 years. The anniversary will be celebrated with an Oct. 21 homecoming event, reports Bella DiFilippo for the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries.
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What is grace? 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (InfoServ) — United Methodists understand grace as a gift from God. In the latest installment of Ask the UMC, InfoServ, a ministry of United Methodist Communications, explores the three kinds of grace, and how grace relates to peace.
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Looking ahead

Here are some of the activities ahead for United Methodists across the connection. If you have a United Methodist event to share, you can add it to the calendar with this submission form.

Monday, July 31-Friday, Aug. 25

Online Lay Servant Workshop: Your Ministry of Leading Worship 101 — This online course will focus on basic understandings of worship, gaining skills for lay servants planning and leading worship and fulfilling requirements for lay speaker certification. This class from United Methodist BeADisciple.com is approved by United Methodist Discipleship Ministries as an advanced course in lay servant ministries, and is the worship class required for lay speaker certification. This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU. Details

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