Daily Digest - March 6, 2018

"Among the many gifts of the Rev. (Homer) Noley was his passion for the inclusion and recognition of what Native Americans have to offer to the whole church." The Rev. David Wilson, Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference superintendent.


Native American trailblazer dies at 85

OKLAHOMA CITY (UMNS) - The Rev. Homer Noley, a member of the Choctaw Nation and founder of the National United Methodist Native American Center, was a trailblazer in The United Methodist Church. Noley died March 2 at age 85. Ginny Underwood has his obituary.
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Attending to health needs in remote Sierra Leone 

JOYAH, Sierra Leone (UMNS)  The Sierra Leone Conference has opened a health center in this remote community in southern Sierra Leone. The conferenceís Community Empowerment for Livelihood and Development program, supported by The United Methodist Church in Norway, provided nearly $40,000 to build the rural health center, which includes a maternal and child health post. Phileas Jusu reports.
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Holston Conference 

Pastor bringing Gospel to Prague

ALCOA, Tenn. The Rev. John Redmond, pastor of the English Speaking United Methodist Church of Prague, works in a vast land of opportunity. According to a recent poll, 72 percent of Czechs do not identify with a religious group. Redmond has been in the United States to raise awareness for a ministry that was designated as a Holston Conference mission in 2016. Annette Spence has the story. 
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United Methodist Communications
Giving: Change the way you ask to get more

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMCom) - Churches need money to carry out their ministries, but continually asking for money and encouraging reluctant donors to give can become tiresome. Tricia Brown has tips on the psychology of fundraising. 
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Board of Higher Education and Ministry
April Training set on collegiate ministry

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry will host an April 23-26 training for annual conference leaders involved in collegiate ministry. The registration deadline is March 23.
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German deaconesses reflect on lives of service

Deaconesses, home missioners now an order


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.

Sunday, March 11 

UMCOR Sunday

Saturday, March 10

Online class: Communicating with those who are grieving


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