Daily Digest - May 23, 2017

“In a diverse city, one thing we can be sure of is that people in Manchester will not let this event divide us.” — The Revs. Andrew Lunn and Paul Martin, Methodist Church in Britain, on terrorist attack in Manchester.

Manchester attack: 'Turn from evil and do good'

MANCHESTER, England (UMNS) — Leaders of the British Methodist Conference joined others in expressing horror that young people and children were targeted by a suicide bomber while leaving an Ariana Grande concert May 22 at the Manchester Arena. Linda Bloom reports.
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Commentary: What's next for Standing Rock?

CANNON BALL, N.D. (UMNS) — The Rev. David Wilson, superintendent of the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference, visited Standing Rock recently to help one of the small remaining camps there. He reflects on his visit, the mood today and what water protectors are focused on now.
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Retired Martin Methodist president dead at 65

PULASKI, Tenn. — Ted Brown, who served as president of United Methodist-related Martin Methodist College for nearly two decades, died May 20. Brown, 65, retired in January and began serving as interim top executive for the United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry’s Division of Higher Education in April.
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Eurasia and Central Asia mission partners meet

FULTON, Md. — Bishop Eduard Khegay, leader of the Eurasia-Central Asia Episcopal Area, told area mission partners from the U.S. that they were a blessing to the church in Eurasia and Central Asia. Linda Worthington reports for the Baltimore-Washington Conference. 
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Global Mission Fellows share their experiences

ATLANTA — Twenty-five United Methodist Global Mission Fellows shared their experiences after finishing two years of service in assignments around the world — from Russia to South Africa, the Philippines and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Ivy Couch reports for the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries.  
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Rural churches help complete Ghana tech center 

ORANGEBURG, S.C. — The generosity of rural churches in the heart of South Carolina made possible a technology center and library in Abesewa, Ghana. Jessica Brodie reports for the Advocate. 
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Plant giveaway promotes community health

POTEET, Texas — Poteet First United Methodist Church gave away nearly 600 vegetable plants to the community as part of the church’s efforts to promote health among members and the community. 
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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, June 2-Friday, June 3

Alaska Conference — United Methodist Church of Chugiak, 16430 Old Glenn Highway, Chugiak, Alaska. A missionary conference of the denomination, the Alaska Conference session meets. Details

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