Daily Digest - February 18, 2013

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Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors. The people of The United Methodist Church
Monday, February 18, 2013

"Often, laypeople are very price sensitive, which is understandable. However, they may make insurance decisions strictly on price without appreciating fully the most important aspect of insurance, which is coverage." - Paul Stephens, vice president of marketing and risk-management services for The Church Insurance Agency Corp.

Protecting your church property

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) - How do churches minimize risk and ensure they are able to replace if church property burns? Paul Stephens, vice president of marketing and risk-management services for The Church Insurance Agency Corp., a service provider to United Methodist Insurance, explains the details every church should know in this fourth and last part of a series looking at recent fires in United Methodist churches.
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Give extravagantly, Liberia bishop tells conference

GREENVILLE CITY, Liberia (UMNS) - Liberia Area Bishop John G. Innis called on all United Methodists in Liberia to give extravagantly for the work of the church to go on without financial hindrance. Delivering his closing message to the Liberia Annual Conference session on Feb. 10, Innis said United Methodists in Liberia should adopt the spirit of giving to redeem the church from its dependency syndrome.
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Church's offering tops $100,000 for malaria fight

RALEIGH, N.C. (UMNS) - When all the gifts were counted, Edenton Street United Methodist Church discovered that its Christmas Eve offering effort for Imagine No Malaria had topped $100,000. "The response was most definitely more than we could have imagined," Renae Newmiller, the church's director of missions, told Bill Norton of the North Carolina Annual (regional) Conference.
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Bishop White heads African-American heritage board

LINTHICUM HEIGHTS, Md. (UMNS) - The United Methodist Church's African American Methodist Heritage Center has announced the election of retired Bishop Woodie W. White as president of its board of directors. White is a longtime United Methodist and member of Black Methodists for Church Renewal, the United Methodist African-American caucus. The center works to provide research, preserve artifacts, and protect and promote the stories of black people who have been part of Methodism since its inception in the 1700s.
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Correction for Church Fires series

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) - The statistical box listing recent fires in the four-part Church Fires series (week of Feb. 11) incorrectly identified one of the church fires as First United Methodist of Ada, Okla. The fire actually occurred at First United Methodist of Ada, Ohio. The information in the chart should have read: First, Ada, Ohio - Members 335, Attendance 148. UMNS regrets the error, which has been corrected in the published stories.

Looking ahead

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

Now - Feb. 28 - Black History Month in the United States. The United Methodist Board of Discipleship has worship and devotional resources.

Feb. 19 - The Rev. Leah D. Daughtry will preach at 11 a.m. ET and participate in open discussion at 5 p.m. ET about the impact and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington. Details.

Feb. 19 - Free webinar "Engaging Adults in Service," 6:30 p.m. CT, from the United Methodist Board of Discipleship. Tips for increasing the impact of service on individuals' lives. To register.

Feb. 20- Free webinar "Including Children in Worship," 10 a.m. CT, from the United Methodist Board of Discipleship.To register.

Feb. 21.- Free webinar "When Congregations Pray ...," 7 p.m. CT. It is part of the yearlong "Teach Us to Pray" series sponsored by Upper Room Ministries and Interpreter Magazine of United Methodist Communications. To register

Feb. 21- Free webinar "Gifts That Keep On Giving," 6:30 p.m. CT, from the United Methodist Board of Discipleship. Learn more about planned giving.To register.

Feb. 21 - Arlene M. Snchez Walsh, Ph.D., will present keynote lecture, 7 p.m. CT, Southern Methodist University's Perkins School of Theology. Details.

Feb. 23 - Small Church Youth Ministry Seminar, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT, Weston (Mo.) United Methodist Church, $10. To register.

Feb. 25- Deadline to sign up to participate in the listening session by the United Methodist Board of Pension and Health Benefits, 11:45 a.m. CT, March 15, Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort, San Antonio. To participate, contact Colette Nies at 1-800-269-2244, Ext. 4296, or [email protected]. Details.

Feb. 28- Free webinar "Working Together for Healthy Clergy," 6:30 p.m. CT, for staff-parish relations committee members, pastors and others from the United Methodist Board of Discipleship. To register.

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