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Daily Digest - January 4, 2018

 

NEWS AND FEATURES
 

Partnering on maternal health in Congo

BUKAVU, Democratic Republic of Congo (UMNS) — The Irambo Health Center Maternity will allow pregnant women to get health care and give birth without walking up to 15 miles to the nearest hospital. Philippe Kituka Lolonga has the story.
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CityLab
A prayer box grows in Brooklyn

NEW YORK — A prayer request box on the streets outside Brooklyn’s Grace United Methodist Church is an effort by the congregation to serve its changing neighborhood. Serena Solomon and Jonathan Cortizo have the story.
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West Ohio Conference 
Police chief’s advice for handling intruders

COLUMBUS, Ohio — In light of recent violence targeting communities of faith, Columbus Police Chief Kimberley Jacobs, a United Methodist, joins West Ohio Conference’s Bishop Gregory Palmer in sharing what and what not to do in confronting and preventing active threats to your congregation.
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PRESS RELEASES
 


Candler School of Theology
Emory exhibit: Wesley’s legacy in America

ATLANTA — A new exhibit at Emory University’s Pitts Theology Library at Candler School of Theology focuses on John Wesley’s founding of the Methodist tradition and its history in America. Many of the materials are being shown for the first time.  
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North Georgia Conference
Wesley Woods receives $3.3 million grant

ATLANTA — The O. Wayne Rollins Foundation has awarded a $3.3 million grant to the Foundation of Wesley Woods, which provides senior living services across north Georgia. Wesley Woods plans to use the grant to provide pastoral care for 1,800 senior adults, with an ordained United Methodist pastor at each of its 10 communities. 
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COMMENTARIES
 

5 quantum leaps of faith for 2018

CASPER, Wyo. — A new year brings fresh opportunities for spiritual growth. The Rev. Rebekah Simon-Peter, a United Methodist consultant, offers five “quantum leaps of faith” Jesus invites disciples to take.
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EVENTS

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.

Monday, Jan. 8-Friday, Jan. 12 
 

5-day intensive safe sanctuary policy online workshop 

Monday, Jan. 8-Friday, Jan. 19 

Online discussion: Finding serenity

 

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