Daily Digest: September 24, 2014

“The church needs to be open (to the fact) that domestic violence happens. It's happening to people in every church in the United States. The only way that we can fight it is to know that.” - Ginger Grissom, executive director of United Methodist-supported Wesley House Community Center.

Church’s domestic violence response predates NFL news

MERIDIAN, Miss. (UMNS) — United Methodists have been confronting family violence long before the NFL’s response to players’ assault charges was making headlines. Still, advocates — including leaders of United Methodist Women and United Methodist Men — say church leaders can do more to address a problem seldom mentioned from the pulpit.

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Interfaith leaders release climate change statement

NEW YORK (UMNS) — In the midst of the people’s march and other activities focused on climate change, a group of interfaith leaders discussed the issues, worshipped together and released a statement calling for concrete actions to curb carbon emissions.

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Taking inviting pictures of your church

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) — Just as a house with great pictures does better on the real estate market, a welcoming image can help bring visitors to your church. Gavin Richardson, writing for United Methodist Communications, offers tips and techniques.

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Wingfield to lead ordained ministry division

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) — The Rev. Myron Wingfield, an ordained elder in the California-Pacific Conference, has been named associate general secretary for the General Board of Higher Education’s and Ministry’s Division of Ordained Ministry, effective Sept. 29. He has served as interim in that position since March.

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