Daily Digest - April 12, 2017
“I want to thank The United Methodist Church for coming up with such a program because people were dying in their homes after failing to access funds for treatment.” — Sibongile Mutongo, local villager, on church medical outreach.
Hundreds benefit from medical outreach
HARARE, Zimbabwe (UMNS) — A total of 355 patients with various ailments from rural districts benefited from a free medical outreach program conducted by The United Methodist Church. The outreach targeted people from disadvantaged communities who needed routine treatment. Kudzai Chingwe reports.
Men's groups take lead from John Wesley
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMCOM) — Life-changing small groups are becoming a source of rejuvenation in United Methodist Men units across the United States. “I think what men are looking for now is a place where they can be real,” says United Methodist Men’s top executive. Laura Buchanan reports.
Commentary: Doubter's guide to Easter
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMCOM) — Growing up in a family of CEOs — Christmas and Easter Onlys — Brett McArdle often “kicked the tires” on questions of religion. But, he writes in a commentary, being a doubter has carried his faith journey beyond simple belief.
Joint group of Pentecostals, WCC meets
PASADENA, Calif. (WCC) — The Joint Consultative Group between Pentecostals and the World Council of Churches finished six days of dialogue recently at Fuller Theological Seminary. Now in its third round of consultation within nearly two decades, the group began a discussion on Christian discipleship and formation through the lead question, “How does the Holy Spirit work in the church to form disciples that transform the world?”
Here are some of the activities ahead for United Methodists across the connection. If you have a United Methodist event to share, you can add it to the calendar with this submission form.
Friday, April 28
Tenth Annual United Methodist Caretakers of God's Creation Conference — 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Eastern, Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 North Glebe Road, Arlington, Virginia. Participants also can take part in the National People's Climate Movement March in Washington the following day, April 29. Details