"I’m here because I have twin 9-year-old boys who are growing up in the city of Chicago, and I want them to be safe." — The Rev. Andrea Davidson, on attending a Faith and Guns Forum.
Pastors, laity briefed on gun violence
WASHINGTON (UMNS) — The memory of the sounds a parent makes when the casket closes on a child killed by a gun brought one Chicago-area pastor to a United Methodist forum on reducing gun violence. Sam Hodges reports.
17 clergy, laity file complaint against Bishop Trimble
DES MOINES, Iowa (UMNS) — Seventeen lay and clergypersons from the Iowa Conference have filed a formal complaint against Bishop Julius C. Trimble. The complaint concerns his handling of an earlier complaint against a campus minister who came out as homosexual. The Rev. Arthur McClanahan reports.
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United Methodists provide flood relief to North Korea
WILLIAMS BAY, Wis. (UMNS) — Heavy flooding in North Korea has left 138 dead, 400 missing and more than 140,000 displaced. The Peace Committee of the Korean Association of United Methodists is working with the North Korean government to deliver $100,000 worth of relief items.
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Mission partnership brings hope to East Angola
QUESSUA, Angola (UMNS) — What was supposed to be a one-time mission trip in 2010 has blossomed into an ongoing partnership between a missionary couple, the Florida Conference and a tiny village.
Plan to observe United Methodist Student Day
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) — Offerings on United Methodist Student Day support scholarships for United Methodist students in college and seminary. Student Day is usually observed on the Sunday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 27 this year). Churches can choose another Sunday to celebrate, too.
Here are some of the activities ahead for United Methodists across the connection. If you have an item to share, email firstname.lastname@example.org and put Digest in the subject line.
Thursday, Nov. 24
U.S. Thanksgiving — Whether you're going over the river and through the woods or to a community Thanksgiving service, United Methodist Discipleship Ministries offers devotional and worship resources to mark the day that celebrates gratitude to God. Details
Tuesday, Nov. 29
UMC #GivingTuesday — The United Methodist Board of Global Ministries is asking United Methodists once again to support mission and relief projects through The Advance, the denomination’s designated giving program. Details