Daily Digest - May 20, 2019

NEWS AND FEATURES

Church continues grappling with GC2019 vote

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UM News) —The decision of the 2019 General Conference continues to be met with both resistance and reinforcement. Kathy L. Gilbert reports.
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Michigan Conference
Retiree finds bliss in mission work

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — At 70, Randie Clawson took her first overseas trip and found a mission — helping refugees. After her first trip to Sierra Leone with United Methodist Women, Clawson has gone on to serve in Bethlehem, Jordan, Virginia and Texas. Diane Brown has the story.
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United Methodist Communications
Bishop Leeland talks about changing paths

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMC.org) — Bishop Paul Leeland of the Western North Carolina Conference talks about how he sensed during prayer that working as a pastoral counselor was not the right place for him. Soon after, he tells the Rev. Joe Iovino, he would begin leading his first congregation. 
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Minnesota Conference
EarthKeepers train to care for the environment

MINNEAPOLIS — Some 30 United Methodists have been commissioned as EarthKeepers after a three-day training session where they learned to be keenly aware of the ecological challenges in our world today. Christa Meland has the story.
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National Council of Churches
Ecumenical group urges diplomacy with Iran

WASHINGTON — President Trump should avoid war with Iran by making a good faith effort to pursue diplomacy and negotiations, said the National Council of Churches in a statement. The United Methodist Church is a member of the council.
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PRESS RELEASES

Publishing House
Addendum to Book of Discipline available

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The United Methodist Publishing House has published an addendum to the 2016 Book of Discipline containing the changes resulting from the 2019 special session of the General Conference.
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