Daily Digest - May 28, 2019


“We can help people connect their deepest longing with their call — the call of God in their life.” — The Rev. Kim Cape, top executive, United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry.

NEWS AND FEATURES

Cape proud of work at leadership agency
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UM News) — The top executive at the United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry says she is “at peace” as her retirement approaches. Cape has led the higher education and ministry agency for eight years and has served the church for a total of 43 years. Jim Patterson has the story.
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Oklahoma and Missouri conferences, Kansas City Star
Tornado cleanup underway in Midwest

OKLAHOMA CITY — Severe weather including tornadoes passed through the Midwestern U.S., and relief workers from The United Methodist Church and emergency management agencies are among those surveying the damage and helping residents. Meagan Ewton has the story for the Oklahoma Conference.
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Chabadza partnership revives ailing school
BUHERA, Zimbabwe (UM News) — The Chabadza Community Development Program, a partnership between The United Methodist Church in Norway and Zimbabwe, has helped resuscitate an ailing primary school and bring new souls to Christ. Kudzai Chingwe reports.
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Minnesota Conference
Ministry Lab opens in Twin Cities seminary

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A resource called The Ministry Lab opens June 1 at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Church leaders from The United Methodist Church, United Church of Christ and the Presbyterian Church (USA) will be able to use a library and consult with staff about the understanding of changing ministry contexts and knowledge of current, outstanding resources, both digital and traditional.
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PRESS RELEASES

United Methodist Men
Celebrate all men this Fathers’ Day

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — While some men may never have children of their own, they provide guidance to children and youth as scoutmasters, sponsors of youth organizations, big brothers in Big Brothers Big Sisters, school mentors and a score of other ways. United Methodist Men urges churches to celebrate a “Men’s Ministry Sunday” on Fathers’ Day.
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COMMENTARIES

United Methodist News Service includes in the Daily Digest various commentaries about issues in the denomination. The opinion pieces reflect a variety of viewpoints and are the opinions of the writers, not the UMNS staff.

Practical look at how the church operates
ATLANTA — In a two-part series posted May 20 and 22 on the UM & Global blog, the Rev. David W. Scott looks at the apportionments system used to fund many ministries of The United Methodist Church and raises practical questions that must be addressed if part of the denomination splits from the other.
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