Daily Digest - December 15, 2017
"You did not have to ask him to enter the fray." — James H. Salley talking about Bishop Felton E. May, one of 26 notable leaders whose legacies we remember.
NEWS AND FEATURES
2017: Remembering notable church members
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) — United Methodists this past year marked the passing of a champion of deacons, a Mississippian born of conviction and a bishop who survived an attempt on his life. Heather Hahn has this collection of 26 remembrances.
Church donates school toilets in Liberia
PAYNESVILLE, Liberia (UMNS) — The United Methodist Church is building toilets in schools across Liberia to improve the health of students. For World Toilet Day, the church dedicated new toilets at the Love, Caring and Sharing Community Institute in Paynesville, Liberia. Julu Swen reports.
North Carolina Conference
Durham church offers immigrant sanctuary
DURHAM, N.C. — CityWell United Methodist Church has given sanctuary to Samuel Oliver-Bruno, an undocumented immigrant fighting deportation. “Receiving Samuel into sanctuary at CityWell has everything to do with our wanting to receive the ways of Jesus as our way of life,” said the Rev. Cleve May, minister at CityWell.
Cowboys, coffee and breakfast
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Cowboy Church. Holy Grounds Community Coffeehouse. Morning Manna. What these ministries have in common is a commitment to reach new people and create community. The Rev. Martha Taylor has the story.
Archives and History
When missions and war collide
MADISON, N.J. — Gertrude Feely was a Methodist missionary in Japan and the Philippines who was interned by the Japanese during World War II. Dale Patterson, archivist and records administrator for the United Methodist Commission on Archives and History, tells the story of a woman so dedicated to her missionary work that she returned to Japan after the war.
Perkins School of Theology
Perkins collaborates with Wesley House, Cambridge
DALLAS — United Methodist Perkins School of Theology has formed an international study partnership with Wesley House, Cambridge, in England. Two recent Perkins graduates are spending an academic year studying at the University of Cambridge through Wesley House. They’re also living at Wesley House, an international community of Methodist scholars.
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Looking at Mary through a 2017 lens
LANSING, Mich. — The Rev. Jack Harnish offers a Christmas commentary on Mary, the mother of Jesus. And he ties it to events of 2017. “Maybe this year we need to see her as the model of a strong, determined woman who knows who she is and holds her ground,” Harnish writes.
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