Daily Digest - July 25, 2017

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Top court agenda: Use of 'incompatible' language

NEW YORK (UMNS) — The 12-item fall docket for the United Methodist Judicial Council will include two petitions arguing that the issue of homosexuality does not fall under the denomination’s doctrinal standards. The council meets Oct. 24-27 in Los Angeles. Linda Bloom reports.
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United Methodist teenager facing deportation

NEW ORLEANS (UMNS) — A 19-year-old who is part of an intentional community at a United Methodist church has been in custody for more than a month since his arrest by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after a traffic violation. Michelle Maldonado has the story.
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Church’s 'Restoration House' meets needs

BRYSON CITY, N.C. — Bryson City United Methodist Church’s Restoration House serves as a clearinghouse for information about social services. It also provides office space for nonprofits and hands out vegetables from a community garden. The Western North Carolina Conference reports.
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Mission u supports covenant relationships

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Mission u aimed this year to help United Methodists in the Pacific Northwest Conference nurture covenant relationships with each other. The conference’s Jesse N. Love reports on the gathering, co-sponsored by United Methodist Women and the Conference Board of Global Ministries. Nica Sy, a young person at the gathering, collected testimonies from some people there.
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Worship director sought for General Conference

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Commission on the General Conference is seeking a worship and music director responsible for the overall worship and music program management of The United Methodist Church’s 2020 General Conference. The denomination’s top legislative body meets May 5-15, 2020, in Minneapolis.
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New grassroots organizer at Church and Society

WASHINGTON — Rebecca Cole has been named the director of grassroots organizing at the United Methodist Board of Church and Society. Cole was previously program coordinator at the board.
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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.

Friday, Aug. 4

A Good Death: What Church Leaders Need to Know About Death Preparation for Older Adults — 10 a.m.-11 a.m. CDT.  This webinar addresses what a faithful death looks like. It will focus on techniques to assist older adult ministry leaders to help those they serve by imagining their own deaths and overcoming fears of the unknown. Sponsored by Discipleship Ministries. Details

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