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Daily Digest - November 11, 2019

WCA looks toward new, traditionalist church; NCJ delegates repent harm, call for moratorium; Muyombo to chair Connectional Table
General Church
The Wesleyan Covenant Association held its fourth Global Gathering on Nov. 9 at Asbury United Methodist Church in Tulsa, Okla. Leaders described a breakup of The United Methodist Church as inevitable and planned for the creation of a traditionalist Methodist denomination. Photo by Sam Hodges, UM News.

WCA looks toward new, traditionalist church

Leaders at latest global gathering of Wesleyan Covenant Association say The United Methodist Church is certain to split.
General Church
Bishop Michael McKee speaks during the United Methodist Council of Bishops meeting in Lake Junaluska, N.C., where the bishops learned that, at the current rate of giving, the bishops will run out of funds in 2024. McKee is president of the denomination’s General Council on Finance and Administration. With him at the podium is Bishop Minerva Carcaño. Photo by Sam Hodges, UM News.

Bishops warned their funding imperiled

Church financial leaders sounded the alarm that if current trends persist, the Episcopal Fund will run out of money in five years.