Daily Digest - November 16, 2020

NEWS AND FEATURES

Protocol legislation heads top court agenda 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UM News) — The United Methodist Judicial Council expects to decide whether it has the jurisdiction to consider the constitutionality of legislation for a proposed plan for separating the denomination. In ongoing virtual meetings, the denomination's top court will conduct business for the first time since the pandemic began. New items added to the postponed Spring 2020 docket will be posted on the Judicial Council website by Nov. 18 and the deadline for submission of briefs is Dec. 18. Linda Bloom reports. 
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Church cares for the Deaf amid pandemic
HARARE, Zimbabwe (UM News) — Deaf church members in Zimbabwe and Liberia have adequate resources and information to fight the coronavirus thanks to United Methodist ministries. Eveline Chikwanah and E Julu Swen report. 
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Kentucky Conference
Church assists after apartment fire

GREENUP, Ky. — When fire broke out in a historic apartment building, the members at Greenup First United Methodist Church didn’t hesitate to step up to serve as the hands and feet of Jesus. Alan Wild has the story.
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Holston Conference
Gift boosts church camps

ALCOA, Tenn. — The Holston Foundation announced that it would give $150,000 to help Holston Conference Camp and Retreat Ministries, the largest gift to any ministry during the foundation's 40-year history. The foundation has the story.
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PRESS RELEASES

Global Ministries
Reaching 1 million children to save lives

ATLANTA — Naomi Lebbie, a young woman from Sierra Leone, lost her first two babies. But she gave birth to a healthy son after enrolling in a prenatal program brought to her village by a United Methodist health center. Abundant Health, The United Methodist Church’s global health initiative, has now exceeded its goal of reaching 1 million children with lifesaving interventions by 2020. 
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