Daily Digest - July 29, 2021

“I never have seen anyone have the impact that Eddie had on the world, in terms of faith.” — Retired United Methodist Bishop Robert Fannin, speaking about the Rev. H. Eddie Fox.


NEWS AND FEATURES

Rev. Eddie Fox, evangelism leader, dies at 83

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (UM News) — As longtime director of World Methodist Evangelism, the Rev. H. Eddie Fox traveled millions of miles sharing the gospel and helping other Wesleyan Christians to do the same. Fox, a United Methodist elder in the Holston Conference, has died at age 83. Sam Hodges reports. 
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North Georgia Conference, Mt. Bethel
Conference and megachurch enter mediation

ATLANTA — The North Georgia Conference and Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church have agreed to enter a mediation process in an effort to resolve their dispute stemming from a pastoral appointment. They will refrain from public comment on this matter until the mediation process has concluded. Mt. Bethel also held a prayer rally July 25 that included leaders of the Wesleyan Covenant Association. 
Read conference statement
Watch prayer rally on Facebook live
UM News: Conference assumes management of megachurch

California-Nevada Conference
Church distributes food, vaccines

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. — With about 100 in average attendance, Rancho Cordova United Methodist Church isn’t a big church. But the congregation is having a mighty impact in distributing food and COVID-19 vaccines in its community. The California-Nevada Conference has the story.
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Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference
First Americans Museum on conference tour

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference is offering its next immersion event Oct 24-28. The immersions offer insight into the experience of Native peoples within the conference. One stop this time will be the new First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City. 
For more information and registration
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RESOURCES

Amplify Media, United Methodist Publishing House
Small groups key in post-pandemic period

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A two-part webinar series titled “We Gather Together: How Small Groups Bring Connection to the Post-Pandemic Church” will be offered at 1 p.m. U.S. Central time Aug. 10 and Aug. 12 by Amplify Media, a multimedia platform of the United Methodist Publishing House. The Rev. Ryan Dunn, minister of online engagement for United Methodist Communications, will host. 
For more information and to register

 
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