Daily Digest - October 26, 2021

“The Methodist Episcopal Church may have been born from the minds of John and Charles Wesley and (the) Holy Club at Oxford, but it was Asbury who ultimately implemented it and was the driving force behind its success.”The Rev. Bonnie McCubbin, historian in the Baltimore-Washington Conference.


Bishop Asbury still shapes church today

BALTIMORE (UM News) — Francis Asbury played a key role in developing what is now The United Methodist Church. As people celebrate the 250th anniversary of his arrival in America, fresh discoveries continue about his extraordinary ministry. Heather Hahn reports. 
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UM News: Celebrating Asbury’s impact on 2 shores

North Georgia Conference, Louisiana Conference
North Georgia teams rally for Louisiana 

HOUMA, La. — Early response teams from the North Georgia Conference have been at work in and around Houma, helping with Hurricane Ida recovery. The teams have cleared trees and debris for residents and for badly damaged Golden Meadow United Methodist Church. Sybil Davidson of the North Georgia Conference reports on the effort, and the Louisiana Conference shares brief video testimonies by volunteers. 
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North Texas Conference
Church members befriend foreign students

CARROLLTON, Texas — More than 1 million foreign students attend U.S. colleges and universities, and 80% never get invited to visit a U.S. home. First United Methodist Church in Carrollton is working to change that. Church members have befriended some 200 international students in recent years. The North Texas Conference shares details of the effort.
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Dakotas Conference
Paramedic pastor leads rural churches

PHILIP, S.D. — The Rev. Kathy Chesney is a pastor with many talents. The United Methodist elder is qualified to teach music and is a certified paramedic. Chesney, pastor of United Church of Philip, said that knowing the right questions to ask is a strength in being a paramedic and also a church leader. Doreen Gosmire has the story.
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Fairfax County Times
Independence for adults with disabilities

FAIRFAX STATION, Va. — The Inclusive Ministry of Christ United Methodist Church has joined with local partners to open a new group home for adults with disabilities. The home is a longtime dream of the Rev. John Speight, lead pastor of Christ Church. Heather Zwicker has the story.
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West Ohio Conference
Leadership clinic features racism expert

WORTHINGTON, Ohio — Author Jemar Tisby will speak about fighting racism during an online leadership clinic at 10 a.m. U.S. Eastern time Nov. 9. Tisby is the author of “How to Fight Racism.” Bishop Gregory Palmer’s leadership clinics are opportunities to get leadership insights from local and global leaders. Registration costs $20 for Ohio and Illinois conference leaders and $40 for others.
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Center helps rape survivors restart lives

Ministry connects seniors with technology


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