Daily Digest - June 11, 2019

"I've had generations of Perkins (School of Theology) students tell me, 'He taught me how to think.'" — The Rev. Charles Wood on the late Rev. Schubert Ogden.

NEWS AND FEATURES

Theologian Ogden pushed himself and his students
DALLAS (UM News) — The Rev. Schubert Ogden earned broad recognition as an important United Methodist theologian. But at Perkins School of Theology he was a taskmaster, known for pushing students to think deeply and clearly. Ogden died June 6 at age 91. Sam Hodges reports.

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Church opens credit union in East Africa
NAIROBI, Kenya (UM News) — The United Methodist Church in Kenya is empowering its members and the community at large with the opening of the new United Methodist Church Savings and Credit Co-Operative Society. It is the first church-based financial institution in the East Africa Episcopal Area. Gad Maiga reports.
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WKTV.com
Looking past church fire to forgiveness

MILFORD, N.Y. (UM News) — When a new building for Milford United Methodist Church opened more than two years after the original structure was destroyed by fire, the congregation continued to pray for the young man who pleaded guilty to attempted arson. Gary Liberatore reports.
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PRESS RELEASES

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Garrett-Evangelical launches new study program

EVANSTON, Ill. — Students at United Methodist Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary can earn a certificate of completion in one of five areas of study and up to 15 credit hours toward a degree program for $425 per credit hour. The ecumenical programs are child advocacy, Christian education, evangelism and church planting, music ministry, and spiritual formation and direction.
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RESOURCES

United Methodist Communications
Resources for Peace with Justice Sunday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Peace with Justice Sunday helps the church have a voice in advocating for peace and justice through a broad spectrum of programs. Traditionally observed the first Sunday after Pentecost, or June 16 this year, churches may choose any day to observe this special Sunday with offerings.
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COMMENTARIES

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.

Ministry Matters
What will happen to rural congregations?

PULASKI, Tenn. — As conversations happen around the future of The United Methodist Church, the Rev. Allen T. Stanton ponders the effects on rural congregations — the bulk of the denomination's U.S. churches. Stanton is the executive director of the Turner Center at Martin Methodist College.
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