Daily Digest: May 23, 2013

Editor's note: More stories of how United Methodists are responding to the recent storm disasters can be found on Dealing with Disasters and on UMConnections.

"God will love amid this human grieving, as once he loved while hanging on a cross." - British Methodist pastor and hymn writer Andrew Pratt in a work composed after watching the tornado damage in Oklahoma.

United Methodists preparing to help

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) - United Methodist annual (regional) conference disaster relief coordinators are meeting and planning to send money and deploy mission teams as soon as they get the word from the United Methodist Committee on Relief that they can go to affected areas. Bishops are responding with money and prayers.
Read story

Native American conference gears up to help

OKLAHOMA CITY (UMNS) - In the wake of disaster, the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference often can help native families in ways that other agencies might overlook.
Read story and post a comment

The agony that Moore felt

NORMAN, Okla. (UMNS) - The Norman Transcript, a newspaper in a neighboring town to Moore, captured much of the agony of the tornado that hit Moore two days ago. Executive Editor/General Manager Andy Rieger told UMNS to ask "for prayers."
See slideshow
Before and after from The Norman Transcript

The world mourns with Moore

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) - British Methodist pastor and hymn writer Andrew Pratt composed a poignant, yet hopeful, text in the aftermath of the devastating tornado May 20.
For words and music

Moore church checking on its members

MOORE, Okla. (UMNS) - The Rev. Tish Malloy, pastor of First United Methodist Church, said the last two days have been "pretty painful" as residents of a town blown apart by a tornado start to pick up the pieces.
Read story and post a comment

Messages from around the world

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (UMNS) - Messages of encouragement and promises of prayers are coming to Moore, Okla., from around the world and the Rev. Tish Malloy, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Moore, said "it means so much to us."
Read the message from Arkansas Bishop Gary Mueller

Claremont names new president

CLAREMONT, Calif. (UMNS) - The board of United Methodist Claremont School of Theology announced Wednesday, May 22, that the Rev. Kah-Jin Jeffrey Kuan will be the school's seventh president. Kuan will succeed Jerry D. Campbell, who was president for seven years. Kuan has served as dean of Drew University's United Methodist Theological School since 2011.
Read news release

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 - January 21, 2022

United Methodists help young addicts kick habit; Churches bless homeless with winter kits; Top stories from the week

Daily Digest - January 20, 2022

James Salley on growing tomorrow’s African leaders; Advent challenge leads to more time for service; Bishops' committee endorses vaccine statement

Daily Digest - January 19, 2022

Claremont School of Theology ordered to sell campus; Ministry provides phones for neighbors in need; Church helps buy food truck for school district