Daily Digest - June 3, 2016

“In our family, a lot of us are preachers, but we will never have the kind of influence that Aunt Jean had.” — The Rev. David Christy on his great aunt’s faith.

 

Violent clash leaves homeless in Nigeria

DIDANGO, Taraba State, Nigeria (UMNS) — At least five people died and more than 2,000, mostly United Methodists, are homeless after violence broke out between the Shomo, Jole and Wurkun people here in a dispute over harvesting fish from a pond. Sharon Adamu Bambuka reports.
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Church ‘birthday ambassador’ dies at 111

ANDREWS, N.C. (UMNS) — At the age of 105, Jean Christy started a new hospitality ministry at her congregation. The United Methodist who proved you’re never too old to be a minister died May 28. She was 111, according to recently discovered records in her family Bible. Heather Hahn shares her story.
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Holston Conference launches ‘Vacation Church’

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) — About 30 people participated in the first “Vacation Church” worship service held May 28. Annette Spence reports how the Holston Conference is reaching tourists with the gospel.
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Leadership lessons from Wesley’s successor

DALLAS (UMCom) — John Fletcher was a protégé to John Wesley, Methodism’s founder. The relationship between the two men offers leadership lessons for churchgoers today, writes Clay Morgan for United Methodist Communications.
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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.

 

Monday, June 20

Deadline to register for three United Methodist Communications online courses to be offered July 6 – Aug. 17. The courses are “Tools for Increasing Your Church’s Vitality;” “Communicating Faith in the 21st Century,” and “Welcoming Ministry.” Costs vary. Details

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