Daily Digest: August 15, 2013

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"To be in true connection is to be in mission, with God, each other and the world." - The Rev. George Howard, United Methodist Board of Global Ministries.

29 young adults go forth in mission

NEW YORK (UMNS) - The United Methodist Board of Global Ministries oversees the denomination's Mission Intern and US-2 programs, which sends young adults, ages 20-30, for two years of mission service. UMNS reporter Linda Bloom takes you to a joyous service in which 29 young people were commissioned to go forth.
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Creating sacred space wherever you are

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) - "The practice of creating a sacred space won't just provide a sense of calm throughout your college years [or any transition], but can evolve into a practice that spills into the other spaces you find yourself in, years and years from now," writes Sophia Agtarap, minister of online engagement for Rethink Church.
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17 ways to welcome college students

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) - Want to know how your church can make a big difference in the life of a college student? The United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry offers some fun and easy ways to welcome college students who visit your congregation.
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'The Colbert Report' to feature Duke president

DURHAM, N.C. (UMNS) - Richard Brodhead, president of United Methodist-related Duke University, is scheduled to appear as a guest on Comedy Central's "The Colbert Report" with Stephen Colbert. He was asked to be on the show and discuss a recent report on kindergarten through 12th-grade education prepared by the National Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences, which Brodhead co-chaired. The episode is scheduled to air at 11:30 p.m. ET Thursday, Aug. 15.
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UMCOR: Cubans focus on rebuilding and preparing

NEW YORK (UMNS) - With a $500,000 grant, the United Methodist Committee on Relief will help rebuild about 150 homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy in the provinces of Holguin and Santiago in Cuba.
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For 50 years, church husks, sells its corn

ZANESVILLE, Ohio (UMNS) - It has been 50 years since the Rolling Plains United Methodist Church's modest stand, which sold sandwiches, began selling the sweet corn that has made it a mainstay at the fair. The Zanesville Times Recorder tells the story of the fair's best-seller.
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