Daily Digest - July 27, 2016

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Munich church becomes sanctuary during shooting

MUNICH (UMNS) — When a gunman opened fire at a shopping mall, a nearby United Methodist church offered shelter to fleeing shoppers, as well as weary police officers and paramedics. Volker Kiemle reports.
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Making a difference in Dallas

DALLAS (UMNS) — A diverse crowd of about 100 United Methodists gathered July 24 at First United Methodist Church of Dallas to discuss how the denomination can promote dialogue and social action after the fatal shooting of five police officers here earlier this month. Sam Hodges reports.
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Homeless choir members sing ‘side‑by‑side’

INDIANAPOLIS — A special choir, "Matthew's Voices Side-by-Side," made up of homeless and severely disadvantaged people, is meeting at Roberts Park United Methodist Church. WTHR-TV has the video.
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Rural Ohio churches turn bus into bookmobile

OTTAWA, Ohio — Mount Cory and Pleasant View United Methodist churches, two small rural congregations, have converted an old school bus into a bookmobile for Henderson Settlement’s satellite mission in White Oak, Tennessee. “We just kept seeing God’s hand in this project,” says the Rev. Mark Fuerenstau said. Nancy Kline of the Putnam County Sentinel reports.
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Learning to pray in the school cafeteria

JACKSON, Miss. (UMNS) — Mike Howington, as a youngster, prayed often in front of his church family and before every meal — except those in his school cafeteria. Eventually, he found the courage to bow his head over lunch. Howington, the Mississippi Conference youth and families coordinator, shares how his experience helps him work with youth today. Tamica Smith Jeuitt of the Mississippi Conference reports.

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Faith groups connect at AIDS Conference

DURBAN, South Africa (WCC) — Faith groups and the World Council of Churches were active participants at the 21st International AIDS Conference, July 18-22, and related events.
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Looking ahead

Here are some of the activities ahead for United Methodists across the connection. If you have an item to share, email [email protected] and put Digest in the subject line.


Thursday, Aug. 4

Webinar “Sunday School Curriculum Review” — 7-8 p.m. EDT. This will be an overview of Sunday school options for children and youth. Debbie Kolacki, a United Methodist Christian educator and certified lay servant, will lead. Details

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