Daily Digest - June 9, 2017

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"Whether we are at church or participating in traditional ceremonies, we don’t feel like we’re worshipping anything other than Jesus." — Lynnetta Eyachabbe, a regional coordinator for the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference.

Connecting faith and culture

OKLAHOMA CITY (UMNS) — Balancing faith and culture is at the heart of youth ministry for Jason and Lynnetta Eyachabbe. The couple helps Native young people in the United Methodist Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference gain a strong sense of identity and camaraderie. Ginny Underwood has the story.
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The benefits of being in church choir

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMC.org) — When John Wesley preached to the choir, he had some valuable advice: “Above all, sing spiritually.” Chris Fenoglio reports on the spiritual and health benefits experienced by United Methodist choral members. 
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Archives and History names award recipients

MADISON, N.J. — The United Methodist Commission on Archive and History announced the 2017 recipients of $17,000 in awards, grants and scholarships. These honors are the John Harrison Ness Memorial award, the Josephine Forman scholarship, the Women in United Methodist History Writing award, the Women in United Methodist History Research grant, the World is My Parish Research grant and the United Methodist Racial/Ethnic History Research grant.
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California church gives big to Africa University

 WATSONVILLE, Calif. — Watsonville First United Methodist Church is giving $200,000 to support Africa University and the mission of California-Nevada Conference. The gift is more than a tithe of the $1.5 million in proceeds from the sale of property the church owned. Larry R. Hygh Jr. reports for the California-Nevada Conference.
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New Jersey youth top fundraisers in famine event

MULLICA HILL, N.J. — Youth at Trinity United Methodist Church were among the top 5 national fundraisers for this year’s 30 Hour Famine event, contributing more than $15,000 to World Vision’s efforts to feed hungry children and families. 
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Here are some of the activities ahead for United Methodists across the connection. If you have a United Methodist event to share, you can add it to the calendar with this submission form.

Monday, June 12-Thursday, June 15

East Ohio Annual Conference — Lakeside Chautauqua, Lakeside, Ohio. The new quadrennial theme for the conference is “Bearing Fruit that Lasts: Called, Committed, Connected.” Details

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