Daily Digest - June 6, 2019

“These kids, if left in this environment, they’re destined to repeat what they see.”The Rev. Mike Linger, executive director of House of the Carpenter, which helps children affected by the opioid crisis in West Virginia.

 
NEWS AND FEATURES

Ministries help children affected by addiction

WHEELING, W.Va. (UM News) — Children in addicted households are in danger of falling into the same cycle without support. One devoted mentor can make a world of difference. This is the sixth in an ongoing series about churches in West Virginia dealing with the opioid crisis. Joey Butler reports and Mike DuBose has photos. 
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Zimbabwe churches keep faith in tough times 
HARARE, Zimbabwe (UM News) — Faith is helping people in Zimbabwe face unemployment, poverty and anxiety amid the country’s economic crisis. While United Methodist churches face financial challenges, mission and ministries continue. Priscilla Muzerengwa reports.
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Florida Conference
Mission weekend unites divergent churches

PORT ORANGE, Fla. — It’s called “On Mission Together,’’ a weekend initiative planned throughout the Florida Conference. It’s meant to unite congregations and empower people to do mission work in their communities. For a pair of significantly different churches, the emphasis was on working together. Joey Johnston reports.
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Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Book spotlights women bishops

EVANSTON, Ill. — Retired Bishop Sharon Zimmerman Rader and the Rev. Margaret Ann Crain are the authors of a new Abingdon Press book called “Women Bishops of The United Methodist Church.” Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary has done a Q&A with the authors.
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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.

Parachuting into pandemonium
SUGAR LAND, Texas — Marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the Rev. C. Chappell Temple pays tribute to the sacrifices made in Normandy. He shares the story of a young captain who parachuted behind enemy lines. 
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South Carolina Conference
Many ways to witness for Christ

COLUMBIA, S.C. — There are many ways to share the good news beyond the traditional methods, says Jessica Brodie, editor of the South Carolina United Methodist Advocate newspaper. She recounts an interaction with a burly, tattooed tow truck driver who took her by surprise.
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