Daily Digest - November 26, 2019

“The central conference bishops will promote and solidly support the U.S. regional conference proposal.” — Bishop Harald Rückert of Germany, announcing a statement from his colleagues.


Bishops’ group backs US regional conference
LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. (UM News) — The effort to create a new structure for U.S. decision-making received a boost from bishops in Africa, Europe and the Philippines. Heather Hahn reports.
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Filipino United Methodists focus on HIV epidemic
CABANATUAN CITY, Philippines (UM News) — United Methodists in the Philippines gathered to collaborate on ways to stop the “ugly and alarming” rise in HIV cases in the country. World AIDS Day, observed Dec. 1, is dedicated to the global fight against HIV and supporting those living with the virus. Gladys P. Mangiduyos has the story.
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South Georgia Conference
Blue Tarp Project fixes storm-damaged roofs

DONALSONVILLE, Ga. — The pastor of Friendship United Methodist Church is determined to fix every roof damaged by Hurricane Michael in Seminole County. The Blue Tarp Project, led by the Rev. Nate Lehman, operates in partnership with the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Kara Witherow reports.
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Windows connect generations at Texas church

TYLER, Texas — When members of Marvin United Methodist Church started hearing and feeling the wind coming through cracks in the sanctuary’s 36 stained-glass windows, originally installed in 1891, they knew it was time for repairs. Mye Owens reports.
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Ask The UMC
What do the candles in the Advent wreath mean?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — This Sunday, many United Methodist churches will light the first candle of the Advent wreath. Ask The UMC, a ministry of United Methodist Communications, explains why Christians do this and what it means.
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No Daily Digest Nov. 27-29
No Daily Digest will be published Nov. 27-29 in observance of Thanksgiving. The digest will resume publication on Monday, Dec. 2.


Emory University
Candler dean takes on extra job for Emory

ATLANTA — Emory University has chosen Jan Love, dean of Candler School of Theology, as interim provost. Candler, a United Methodist seminary, is part of Emory, and Love will remain dean while interim provost. Jonathan Strom will become Candler’s senior associate dean.
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US dips below majority of membership

United Methodist writes first book at 104


Sunday, Dec. 1

World AIDS Day

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Daily Digest - December 6, 2019

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Daily Digest - December 5, 2019

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