Daily Digest - November 17, 2020


"We have to wrestle with the fact the Good News that Jesus proclaimed rarely supported the status quo." — Bishop LaTrelle Easterling, who leads the Baltimore-Washington Conference.

NEWS AND FEATURES

Planning for a more inclusive church
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (UM News) — United Methodists held a virtual Inclusiveness Conference that focused on church efforts to dismantle racism, welcome LGBTQ people and cross international boundaries. One bishop said the church could lose more members over the issue of race than LGBTQ inclusion. Heather Hahn reports.
Read story

Liberian pastors preach about drug abuse
MONROVIA, Liberia (UM News) — The United Methodist Church is taking aim at substance abuse in rural parts of the country. As part of a new campaign, pastors in the Gbarnga District will spend about five minutes during every sermon talking about drug and alcohol addiction. E Julu Swen reports.
Read story

NBC, Virginia Wesleyan
Dean resigns after post about Biden supporters

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A dean at United Methodist-related Virginia Wesleyan University has resigned after a Facebook post that said supporters of President-elect Joe Biden are "ignorant, anti-American and anti-Christian." The school announced that Paul Ewell, a professor of management, business and economics, had stepped down. He had earlier resigned as dean of Virginia Wesleyan's Global Campus. David K. Li and Caitlin Fichtel report for NBC.
Read story
Read Virginia Wesleyan statements

North Texas Conference
UMW fills Thanksgiving baskets

DALLAS — All 99 United Methodist Women units across the North Texas Conference are contributing to Thanksgiving baskets for needy families. They'll be handed out by Dallas Bethlehem Center, a United Methodist-affiliated nonprofit. The need is even greater this year because of COVID-19.
Read conference report

RECENT HEADLINES

Protocol legislation heads top court agenda

Church aids Deaf community amid pandemic

EVENTS

Tuesday, Nov. 24

Raise Up Your Voice Against Racism webinar


Like what you're reading? Support the ministry of UM News! Your support ensures the latest denominational news, dynamic stories and informative articles will continue to connect our global community. Make a tax-deductible donation at ResourceUMC.org/GiveUMCom.

Sign up for our newsletter!

UMNEWS-SUBSCRIPTION

Daily Digest - May 11, 2021

Europeans make plans for separation; South Carolinians help eye care in Guatemala; Church serves African French speakers

Daily Digest - May 10, 2021

United Methodist Publishing House sees rebound; Georgia laity question bishop in full-page ad; Finding a purpose as a deaconess

Daily Digest - May 7, 2021

Ethnic churches in New York collaborate to feed neighbors; Clergywomen answer call to motherhood; Top stories of the week