Daily Digest - March 1, 2021

“True to our roots, we’re a patient and methodical people.”The Rev. Keith Boyette, on working toward a new, traditionalist Methodist denomination.


Planned denomination gets name 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UM News) — Traditionalists committed to leaving The United Methodist Church have chosen “Global Methodist Church” as the name for the denomination they plan to launch. The group also unveiled a logo and website. Sam Hodges reports.
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Dakotas Conference
Meditations for church planters

MITCHELL, S.D. — A new book published by the Upper Room compiles meditations for church planters. “Plant Like Jesus” was written by the Rev. Ben Ingebretson, director of new church development for the Dakotas and Minnesota conferences. Doreen Gosmire has the story.
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Church named stop on proposed civil rights trail 

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Restoration Society announced this week that Cory United Methodist Church will be the site of an Ohio historical marker describing its significance in the civil rights movement. The church, housed in a former synagogue, hosted speeches by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. Peter Krouse reports. 
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Kingsport Times-News
Adapting local missions to pandemic

KINGSPORT, Tenn. — First Broad Street United Methodist Church will still have its missions celebration this year, although most events will be virtual. However, the annual Rise Against Hunger meal packaging will continue in person on March 6, but with new health and safety measures in place. Holly Viers has the story. 
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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 the UM News staff.

A vision of new United Methodism
DALLAS (UM News) — Just as the world will face a new normal due to ways that COVID-19 has changed us, the new United Methodism will definitely be different, writes the Rev. Stanley R. Copeland.
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Higher Education and Ministry
Rick Steves talks ‘Travel as a Spiritual Act’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Travel author and public television host Rick Steves will join the United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry at 8 p.m. U.S. Central time March 23 for a live discussion on “Travel as a Spiritual Act.” Steves plans to discuss why he believes experiencing people from different places and cultures has a unique way of shaping faith while promoting curiosity, empathy and — ultimately — growth.
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General Conference postponed until 2022

Church responds to chaplain's call to help soldiers


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