Daily Digest - May 30, 2019

“I rank her as the most sensitive and text-oriented hymn tune composer of the late 20th century. She was that good.”The Rev. Carlton Young, editor of The United Methodist Hymnal, speaking of Jane Marshall.

 
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Jane Marshall, revered composer, dies at 94

DALLAS (UM News) — As a young homemaker and Methodist choir member in the early 1950s, Jane Marshall composed the anthem “My Eternal King,” which would become a staple for church choirs across denominations. She went on to a long, acclaimed career as a composer and educator. Marshall died May 29 at age 94. Sam Hodges reports.
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No resolution yet in same-sex wedding complaint
LAKELAND, Fla. (UM News) — Efforts continue to resolve a complaint against a Florida pastor who performed a same-sex wedding in violation of United Methodist church law. Heather Hahn reports.
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Iowa, West Ohio conferences
Midwest tornadoes impact Iowa, Ohio

DES MOINES, Iowa — There were forecasts of flooding around Iowa after six tornadoes damaged property. Meanwhile, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine declared a state of emergency in three counties after 10 tornadoes and violent storms caused significant damage there. Each state has had one storm-related death. The Rev. Arthur McClanahan reports from Iowa and Kay Panovec has the story in Ohio.
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South Carolina Conference
Native American culture celebrated at pilgrimage

ROCK HILL, S.C. — A celebration of Native American culture, sponsored by the South Carolina Conference, was an effort to raise awareness of the history and contributions of Native Americans in South Carolina, including Native American United Methodists. Jessica Brodie reports.
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Michigan Conference
Churches benefiting from energy upgrades

LANSING, Mich. — More than 100 United Methodist congregations are saving an average $650 annually on their utility bills because of help from Michigan Interfaith Power and Light, a non-profit that provides energy-efficient upgrades to churches. Kay DeMoss reports.
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