Daily Digest - November 23, 2020

NEWS AND FEATURES

Estimating financial impact of church exits

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UM News) — Over the past year, United Methodist financial leaders have faced the conundrum of trying to figure out what a potential church split means for the denomination’s bottom line. Based on a survey of U.S. conferences, those leaders now have a place to begin their calculations. Heather Hahn reports.
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United Methodist Communications
Have a COVID-safe Thanksgiving

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Like many things in 2020, keeping up Thanksgiving traditions will be a challenge to do without spreading the coronavirus. Consider smaller gatherings, videoconferencing and online shopping for a safer holiday. Crystal Caviness has the story.
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Holston Conference
Wallets open for student’s relief efforts

GALAX, Va. — Hannah Snow had a plan to help the Holston Conference collect cleaning supplies for people experiencing disasters at home or afar. Annette Spence reports on the college student's successful initiative.
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PRESS RELEASES

Africa University
Africa University office hires finance director

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Lauranette S. Ford is the new director of finance, a recently established position in the Africa University Development Office. Ford’s past experience includes serving as an internal audit manager for the United Methodist General Council on Finance and Administration.
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RESOURCES

United Methodist Publishing House
Webinar series aims to help mental health 

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Because of COVID-19 and the inequalities it has exacerbated, adults are reporting considerably higher mental stress. The Rev. Justin Coleman and panels of therapeutic and pastoral experts will lead four webinars to discuss the practical and spiritual disciplines needed for surviving this season. The webinars are scheduled for 2-3 p.m. U.S. Central time Dec. 1, 3, 8 and 10.
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