Daily Digest - May 10, 2018

"Towards the end of the semester it didn’t feel like an assignment…it felt like something with a greater purpose than school." Joshua Scramlin, a Central Michigan University student who worked with Haitian artists to more effectively market craft items.


Michigan Area

Business students partner with Haitian artists

MT. PLEASANT, Mich. — A college business professor who has gone on two United Methodist mission trips to Haiti has helped create a partnership between his students and Haitian Artisans for Peace International. Mike Pisani, a professor at Central Michigan University and a member of Big Rapids First United Methodist Church, connected his students with artisans to determine how marketable and profitable were the 20 most popular craft items sold by HAPI. Kay DeMoss reports.
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Filipino-Americans return home for mission

MANILA, Philippines (UMNS) — Filipino United Methodists living outside their homeland were inspired and transformed as they participated in local mission work with street children during the 16th National Association of Filipino-American United Methodists Convocation 2018 in Manila, Philippines. It was the first time in 30 years that the convocation was held outside of the United States. Gladys Mangiduyos reports.
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Board of Church and Society
Henry-Crowe: Iran deal is working

WASHINGTON — The Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe issued a statement expressing disappointment in President Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal. “Even though we are disappointed, The United Methodist Church will continue to support diplomacy as an effective tool for peacebuilding around the world,” said Henry-Crowe, top executive of the United Methodist Board of Church and Society.
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Wesley Theological Seminary
Book argues for theological education
WASHINGTON — The Rev. David McAllister-Wilson, president of United Methodist Wesley Theological Seminary, has released “A New Church and a New Seminary: Theological Education is the Solution.” The book, published by Abingdon Press, explores how formative theological education can be part of the solution to the challenges faced by The United Methodist Church.
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Discipleship Ministries

Second guidebook for #SeeAllThePeople release

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A new guidebook, Engaging Your Community: A Guide to Seeing All the People,” has a study guide and a third short film to help lay leaders, clergy and conference leaders reach out to new people with intentional discipleship. The latest guidebook supporting #SeeAllThePeople is written the Rev. Junius B. Dotson, top executive at Discipleship Ministries.
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Higher Education and Ministry

Study guide helps with participating in mission

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A new study guide, “Missio Dei and the United States: Toward a Faithful United Methodist Witness,” is a resource to help readers take stock of Wesleyan heritage and ask how to best participate in God’s mission for the church. The guide, published by the United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry and the Association of United Methodist Theological Schools, is suitable for a six- to eight-week study.
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Wesley’s Chapel makes history relevant today

Commentary: Addiction, Mother’s Day and God’s grace




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.

Thursday, May 17-Sunday, May 20

Global Ministries Earthkeepers training

Friday, May 18-Sunday, May 20

United Methodist Women Assembly 2018



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