Daily Digest: June 26, 2013

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

"The miracle of money is that you can transform coins and dollars into medicine and health." - The Rev. Don Messer, co-chair of the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund.

Just save one: How to help the AIDS fund

NEW YORK (UMNS) - If more than 34 million people around the world have HIV, can one person really make a difference? Absolutely, yes, said the Rev. Don Messer, co-chair of the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund. "You can't change the whole world," he said, "but, one by one, we can change the lives of individuals and play our part in curbing HIV and AIDS in the world." Susan Kim explains how it works.
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Chicago forum to address youth violence

CHICAGO (UMNS) - Youth themselves are the key to decreasing youth violence, contends young adult Angel Grant. "When 50 or more young people are getting shot ... every weekend, it's time for a revolution of peace in our streets," she said. Grant is inviting United Methodists from across the metro area to participate in a Youth Empowerment Forum on July 13 starting at 2 p.m. at Grace-Calvary United Methodist Church on the city's South Side. "The goal of this event is to connect and collaborate in doing big initiatives together to create powerful solutions to ending violence," she added.

For more information, email [email protected] or call 872-800-4336.

Pastor's son takes his diabetes fight to Capitol Hill

MILBROOK, Ala. (UMNS) - Caleb Perry, son of the Rev. Chris Perry, pastor of Robinson Springs United Methodist Church, was recently featured on WFSA in Montgomery for taking his juvenile diabetes fight to Capitol Hill. Caleb and his father produced an introductory video, and Caleb was selected to be one of two delegates from Alabama to attend the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Children's Congress.
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Have you scheduled 'Killer in the Dark'?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) - Has your local NBC station scheduled the showing of "A Killer in the Dark," the documentary narrated by "NCIS" star Pauley Perrette about how mosquitoes destroy lives?
List of stations that have
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Hymn history column on discipleship website

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) - Apopular weekly feature on hymn history that has appeared for decades in The United Methodist Reporter is now being hosted on the United Methodist Board of Discipleship website. The History of Hymns column, written byC. Michael Hawn, director of the Sacred Music Program at Perkins School of Theology in Dallas, is available in a collaborative effort between Perkins and the discipleship board.
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History of Hymns

Methodist Guest House manager dies

PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti (UMNS) - Anne Ruth Depestre, manager of the Eglise Mthodiste d'Haiti (EMH) Guest House and wife of the Rev. Marco Depestre, secretary and superintendent of Port-au-Prince Circuit of EMH, died of a heart attack June 21. The funeral will be June 26, 2013, at Port-au-Prince Methodist Church, New College Bird Chapel, Haiti. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to Port au Prince church organ fund.
See the June 24 Haiti Response Plan newsletter on ways to contribute
To express sympathies, sign the Guest Book

Archives commission seeks new leader

MADISON, N.J. (UMNS) -The United Methodist Commission on Archives and History is searching for a new top executive to suceed the Rev. Robert Williams, who will complete his term next year. The transition could occur as early as April 1 or as late as July 1, 2014, and candidates must be professing members of The United Methodist Church. The application deadline is Sept. 1.
Application information

United Methodists and voting rights

WASHINGTON (UMNS) - The United Methodist Church in its Book of Discipline teaches: "The form and the leaders of all governments should be determined by exercise of the right to vote guaranteed to all adult citizens." What do you make of today's U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Voting Rights Act? What impact do you think it will have on U.S. adults' ability to exercise the right to vote?
Join the conversation on the UMNS Facebook page
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