Daily Digest - September 27, 2013

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"Nothing is guaranteed except God's love shown through the power of our love for each other, especially when life is hard." - The Rev. Pam Everhart of Niwot United Methodist Church in Longmont, Colo.

United Methodist hands, hearts at work in Colorado

NORTHERN COLORADO (UMNS) - From almost the moment the epic rain and floods began, United Methodists were organizing and offering help, even as they dealt with personal damages. This Sunday, in newspapers in Boulder, Canyon City, Denver, Fort Collins, Longmont and Loveland, the people of The United Methodist Church will tell the world what they are doing.
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Evelyn Lowery, civil rights leader, dies at 88

ATLANTA (UMNS) - Evelyn Gibson Lowery, 88, died Wednesday night, Sept. 25, in her home in Atlanta after suffering a stroke on Sept. 18. She was the wife of civil rights leader the Rev. Joseph E. Lowery and was a civil rights leader herself.
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Churches 'star' in movies, TV shows

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (UMNS) - The picturesque structures of United Methodist churches have been featured in dozens of films including such notable ones as "The Graduate," "Back to the Future," "Home Alone" and "The Godfather." At least two United Methodist churches were featured in three movies and a television show that premiered in 2013.
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Pastor takes 'Marvel-ous' approach to gospel

CANTON, Ohio (UMNS) - What if a guy wearing tights, a mask and a matching cape walked into your church service? In a way, it's happening at New Way United Methodist Church in Perry Township, where the Rev. Keith Brown is teaching a youth-ministry series based on Marvel Comics' superheroes. CantonRep.com explains how Brown is handling the series.
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United Methodists part of migration week at U.N.

NEW YORK (UMNS) - United Methodists will be part of an Oct. 1-2 consultation on Churches Witnessing with Migrants amid larger U.N. events related to global migration the week of Sept. 30.
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First female bishop for Church of South India

CHENNAI, India (UMNS) - Just days after a woman was elected bishop by the Church of Ireland, the Church of South India appointed the Rev. Eggoni Pushpalalitha as its first female bishop. She is expected to be installed on Sept. 30. A "united" church since 1947 - the result of the union of Anglican, Methodist, Congregational, Presbyterian, and Reformed churches - the Church of South India is a member of the Anglican Communion.
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United Methodist HBCUs prepare for health care changes

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS)-United Methodist historically black colleges and universities are preparing for changes associated with U.S. health care reform. On Sept. 9, the United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry's Black College Fund Council of Presidents met with the schools' chief financial officers and human resources directors, plus representatives from Educational & Institutional Insurance Administrators Inc., for a workshop on how the new health care law will affect their schools.
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