Daily Digest - March 2, 2021

"I think the Lord wants us to learn to be more patient as we look forward to the future of the church." — The Rev. George K. Weagba, a veteran General Conference delegate from Liberia, on the second postponement of General Conference.


Another GC2020 delay brings relief, chagrin
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UM News) — Delegates expressed mixed emotions after a second postponement pushed General Conference to 2022. The delay, prompted by the pandemic, has put on hold any plans to split The United Methodist Church as well as any proposals to change restrictions related to LGBTQ people. Heather Hahn reports.
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General Conference postponed until 2022

Discipleship Ministries
Service planned for the Rev. Junius Dotson

HOUSTON — Discipleship Ministries invites United Methodists to join in celebrating the life of the Rev. Junius B. Dotson at 11 a.m. U.S. Central time March 6. Dotson was the agency's top executive for more than four years and took on leadership roles across the denomination. The service will be streamed from Houston.
To watch
Read UM News obituary

Global Ministries
Walking the Appalachian Trail for UMCOR

ATLANTA — Health issues haven't deterred Jimmy Dillon from his quest of walking the Appalachian Trail to raise money for the United Methodist Committee on Relief. He's hiked more than 800 miles of the 2,198-mile trail despite heart issues, cancer and swelling limbs. Dan Curran reports.
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Macomb Daily
Church helps Congolese refugee feel at home

EASTPOINTE, Mich. — Patrick N'golo and other French-speaking refugees have found a home in the Detroit area and within the French United Methodist Church of the African Diaspora, housed in Embury United Methodist Church. Now, United Methodists are working with Habitat for Humanity and city officials to help refugees realize the dream of home ownership. Gina Joseph has the story.
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United Methodist Higher Education Foundation
Deadline extended for scholarship applications

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Applications for scholarships from the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation have been extended to March 19 to take into consideration challenges faced in this time of pandemic. Applicants must be United Methodist members and planning to attend a United Methodist-related school full time for the 2021-22 academic year.
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The Nyadire Connection
Nyadire Connection shares Lenten calendar

PITTSBURGH — To help celebrate its 15th anniversary, The Nyadire Connection is sharing a Lenten calendar published by one of its network churches, St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Allison Park, Pennsylvania. Each week, the calendar includes prayer requests and giving ideas, while highlighting the nonprofit's work with the Nyadire United Methodist Mission in Zimbabwe.
See Lenten calendar (PDF)
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Planned denomination gets name

Cyclone survivors receive new houses


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