Daily Digest - June 6, 2023

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“I was surprised at how quickly we got to know each other … even though we were all coming from different places and different time zones.” Beth Ludlum, on being an alpha tester of the new generation of Disciple Bible Study.


Disciple Bible Study goes digital

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UM News) — Since its launch in 1987, Disciple Bible Study has drawn more than 3 million participants. Now, with the new BeADisciple Study App, people can complete daily readings on their digital devices and attend weekly meetings from anywhere in the world. Beta testing of the app will begin Aug. 1. Mary Jacobs has the story.
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Meet Bishop David Wilson

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In the latest episode of the "Get Your Spirit in Shape" podcast, Crystal Caviness talks with Bishop David Wilson, who made history as the first Native American to be elected as an episcopal leader in The United Methodist Church. Wilson shares how growing up in The United Methodist Church prepared him for his current ministry role.
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Western Pennsylvania Conference
Seeking social justice

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — In the most recent episode of the “Meet in the Middle” podcast, the Rev. Zayzay Kpadeh is joined by members of the group Together We Can. This group aims to create an egalitarian society in the United States for all races and marginalized communities. 
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Mainstream UMC
Advocacy group for church unity relaunches 

PRAIRIE CREEK, Kan. — Mainstream UMC announced that it is relaunching its advocacy efforts after the global pandemic and the postponement of General Conference 2020. Mainstream UMC aims to be the voice of “compatibilists,” United Methodists who are willing to live together with their differences. 
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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 UM News staff.

Weeping with grief, gratitude for closed church
LEWES, Del. (UM News) — Hearing that his home church was closing, the Rev. Alfred T. Day III was filled with sadness. But as he reflected on how the congregation had nurtured him, he recognized a “God moment.” The church’s legacy lives on in those whose lives it shaped.
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Resurrection, a United Methodist Church 
Leadership Institute 2023 set for Sept. 27-29

LEAWOOD, Kan. — Resurrection, a United Methodist Church, plans to hold its annual Leadership Institute for clergy, ministry and lay leaders Sept. 27-29. Speakers include the Revs. Adam Hamilton, author and Resurrection’s senior pastor; Carey Nieuwhof, leadership author, podcaster and church planter; Carey Nieuwhof, podcaster and church planter; Jacqui Lewis, author, activist, preacher and public theologian; and Olu Brown, leadership coach, author and pastor. Super early-bird rates end July. 15.
Learn more and register 


From girlhood activist to denominational leader 

Henry-Crowe reflects on almost 50 years of ministry 


Thursday, June 8-Saturday, June 10

Dakotas Annual Conference 

Thursday, June 8-Saturday, June 10
Rio Texas Annual Conference 

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