Daily Digest - November 20, 2020

“Amidst the heartbreaking incident, people fix hearts, piece by piece, through charity work and inclusivity.”The Rev. Rodel Acdal, on the spirit of cooperation after Typhoon Vamco in the Philippines.


NEWS AND FEATURES

United Methodists rally to help typhoon survivors

TUGUEGARAO, Philippines (UM News) — From sheltering evacuees to raising money, gathering supplies and sharing generators, Filipino United Methodists and church partners are embracing those affected by Typhoon Vamco and two other powerful storms. Gladys P. Mangiduyos reports.
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Former missionary to South Korea dies at 91
LAFAYETTE, Colo. (UM News) — During his years in South Korea, the Rev. George Ogle was referred to by many titles: missionary, evangelist, organizer, educator, father of Korean workers and poor people, and a strong advocate of the Korean democracy movement. He also was recognized this year by the government of the Republic of Korea. The Rev. Thomas Kim has the story.
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Faith & Leadership
‘Find your own voice and listen to God’s’ 

DETROIT — The Rev. Faith Fowler, pastor of Cass Community United Methodist Church and executive director of Cass Community Social Services, is recognized as an urban ministry leader. In a recent Q&A, she shared lessons she has learned.
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South Georgia Conference
Museum plans virtual Nativity display

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. — The Moore Methodist Museum, known for its international Nativity collection, plans to celebrate the season with a virtual showcase. Each day, from Nov. 29 through Christmas Eve, the museum at Epworth by the Sea will post a photograph of a Nativity scene and an accompanying Scripture on its Facebook page. Anne Packard has the story.
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RESOURCES

United Methodist Communications
Books to welcome Advent

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — New books, as well as some old favorites, can help observe the season of Advent. 
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