Daily Digest - October 28, 2016

Translate Page

"Sometimes, we think because we are a minority in this country that our vote doesn’t count. We’re encouraging those who can, to vote for those who cannot vote." — The Rev. Lyssette N. Perez, president, Methodists Associated Representing the Cause of Hispanic Americans.


'Therefore Vote' campaign aims to mobilize Latinos

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) — Following calls by The United Methodist Church’s Hispanic/Latino caucus for the Latino community to get involved in the political process, a series of videos and discussion questions was developed to help local churches facilitate conversations about faith and civic duty. Joey Butler reports.

Read story

Watch videos on YouTube


Côte d'Ivoire laity present clergy with bikes

ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire (UMNS) — A gift of 25 bicycles to the clergy here means they can now evangelize in areas with few or no passable roads. The bicycles were the first of 75 to be distributed to pastors and lay leaders to boost evangelism nationwide. Joe Tueche Ndzulo reports for the West Africa Central Conference.

Read story


Church responds after Philippines typhoon

MANILA, Philippines (UMCom) — After Typhoon Haima made landfall, The United Methodist Church was there to support lifesaving communication channels and to provide emergency food and water in communities affected by the storm. Laura Buchanan reports for United Methodist Communications.

Read story


Does the church have a position on Halloween?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMC.org) — Is Halloween a fun occasion to be embraced, or something Christians should avoid? Find information about The United Methodist Church’s stance on this secular holiday, plus alternative ways to celebrate the season.

Read Q&A

Have a question? Ask the UMC


Church recycles Halloween costumes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMC.org) — Halloween is a fun time for kids but the expense of buying costumes can be too much for some families. A Tennessee mom, with the help of her congregation at Hendersonville First United Methodist Church, started the Nashville Costumes for Kiddos Project.

Watch video



Looking ahead

Here are some of the activities ahead for United Methodists across the connection. If you have an item to share, email [email protected] and put Digest in the subject line.


Thursday, Nov. 10

Webinar "Alternative Sunday School Series: Vivid Worship" — 7 to 8 p.m. EST. Vivid Worship is intergenerational, interactive, interpersonal and a new way to approach God. Bonnie Deroski, director of child and family life at Grace Christian Church, a nondenominational church in Tinton Falls, New Jersey, will talk about integrating “Vivid Worship.” Practical Resources for Churches is offering this webinar. Details


Friday, Nov. 11-Saturday, Nov. 12

Workshop "Building a System for Church Multiplication" — Sonrise United Methodist Church, 10125 Illinois Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana, will host training for church leaders launching new campuses, developing a multisite strategy or considering adopting another congregation as a ministry outpost. The Rev. Alex Fernandez of Cornerstone United Methodist Church in Caledonia, Michigan, will lead. $10. Details


More United Methodist events

Like what you're reading? Support the ministry of UM News! Your support ensures the latest denominational news, dynamic stories and informative articles will continue to connect our global community. Make a tax-deductible donation at ResourceUMC.org/GiveUMCom.

Sign up for our newsletter!


Daily Digest - September 29, 2023

What is the National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministry?; World Communion service seeks racial healing; Top stories of the week

Daily Digest - September 28, 2023

Faith leaders advocate for peace, reunification of Koreas; Center celebrates centennial; Churches help recovery after train derailment

Daily Digest - September 27, 2023

Filipino lay leaders call for autonomy; Kentucky church for children reinvigorated; Holston Conference women’s group celebrates 50 years

United Methodist Communications is an agency of The United Methodist Church

©2023 United Methodist Communications. All Rights Reserved