Daily Digest - October 15, 2019


"We all bring to the table different assets and capacities, and we certainly can do more together than we can do alone." — Erol Kekic, Church World Service, on asylum seekers project.

NEWS AND FEATURES

UMCOR, partners start asylum seekers project
ATLANTA (UM News) — A three-year, $2 million pilot project by the United Methodist Committee on Relief will support asylum seekers in the U.S. Grants to Church World Service and National Justice for Our Neighbors, partners in the project, were approved recently by UMCOR directors. Linda Bloom reports.
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Central Texas Conference
Bishop calls for prayers and action

FORT WORTH, Texas — Bishop Mike Lowry has issued a statement in response to a Fort Worth police officer’s fatal shooting of a woman in her home over the weekend, an incident that led to the officer’s resignation and arrest on a murder charge. The Central Texas Conference bishop called for putting prayers into action through greater engagement in community life across racial lines.
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South Carolina Conference
2 years after fire, church returns to building

SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. — More than two years after a construction fire destroyed its sanctuary, members of Advent United Methodist Church are back in their building and ready to embrace all God has planned. Jessica Brodie has the story.
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PRESS RELEASES

Council of Bishops
Full communion proposal is subject of videos

WASHINGTON — The United Methodist-Episcopal Church Dialogue Committee has released a series of videos about the committee’s full communion proposal. The videos include a conversation between United Methodist Bishop Gregory Palmer and Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry.
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RESOURCES

United Methodist Communications
Ways to appreciate your pastor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — October is Pastor Appreciation Month. Laurens Glass asked several United Methodist clergy for suggestions on how churches can show their appreciation.
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