Daily Digest - March 22, 2016

“While the team sees programmatic opportunities in all three cities, Seoul offers critical advantages.” — Global Ministries proposal for an office in Asia.


Seoul office will help church connect with Asia

NEW YORK (UMNS) — A new regional office in Seoul, Korea, will help coordinate the mission outreach of The United Methodist Church. Directors of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries approved the recommendation of Seoul over Singapore or Hong Kong — cities also considered for the joint office of the Global Ministries and The Upper Room — during the board’s March 17-18 spring meeting. Linda Bloom has the story.
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United Course of Study program discontinued

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) — Students and faculty at United Theological Seminary in Ohio are expressing disappointment with a decision by the United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry to discontinue a hybrid Course of Study, a blend of online and traditional class time, at the United Methodist seminary. Kathy L. Gilbert reports.
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Resources for honoring Asbury

MADISON, N.J. (UMNS) — The 200th anniversary of the death of Methodism pioneer Francis Asbury occurs March 31. For churches wishing to honor the occasion, The United Methodist Commission on Archives and History has a webpage with resources.
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Why those who are forgiven should forgive

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMC.org) — In Christ, we receive forgiveness of our sins. Yet when someone hurts us, we find the process of forgiving others difficult and painful, writes Joe Iovino.
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Church and Society’s Central America Project

CIUDAD ESPANA, Honduras (UMNS) — The United Methodist Board of Church and Society is collaborating with Methodist churches in Central America to address immigration issues. The project’s mission is to support the creation of holistic communities that respond to violence and forced migration and promote the right of Latin Americans to stay in their homeland.
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Higher Ed and Ministry appoints publisher

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) — Kathryn Armistead will join the staff of the United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry as a publisher on March 21. She will manage all aspects of academic publishing, including working with the agency’s global constituencies for academic publishing.

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Looking ahead

Here are some of the activities ahead for United Methodists across the connection. If you have an item to share, email newsdesk@umcom.org and put Digest in the subject line.


Wednesday, March 30 to Saturday, April 2 & Monday, May 2 to Thursday, May 5


Native American Course of Study — This is a national school for Native American local pastors and local pastors who are working in Native American ministries. Every U.S. jurisdiction has students and/or instructors in the school, which will be held at Oneida United Methodist Church, Oneida, Wisconsin, about 10 miles southwest from the Green Bay airport. Housing will be provided by parishioners. Details

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