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Daily Digest - June 15, 2016

“There was also some good-natured bantering and challenging of one another.” — The Rev. Alan Nagel on he and his daughter, the Rev. Tiffany Nagel Monroe, being ordained together as United Methodist elders.

 

Father and daughter ordained on same day

OKLAHOMA CITY (UMC.org) — A father and daughter were ordained as United Methodist elders on the same day during the Oklahoma Annual Conference session. The Revs. Tiffany Nagel Monroe and Alan Nagel were also commissioned together and graduated from seminary at the same time. Joe Iovino has the story.
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Wisconsin Conference ordains all-women class

MIDDLETON, Wis. (UMNS) — The Wisconsin Conference celebrated the ordination of an all-women class of nine clergy. The conference ordained eight elders and one deacon. Among them was the Rev. Mao Vang Her, the first Hmong woman to be ordained as a United Methodist elder. The Wisconsin Conference reports.
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Dream, banner help church in Congo village

BITA, Democratic Republic of Congo (UMNS) — A banner reading “Bita Methodist Mission” that was hung under the front door of a church made of palm tree branches resulted in a donation for a new building for the village church. Pierre T. Omadjela has the story.
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Churches offer Saturday night services

OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. — Churchgoers who would rather spend Sunday morning lounging at the beach or catching some ZZZs, now have another option in some towns. Crosspoint and Destin United Methodist churches have found Saturday night’s all right for worship services. Leah Johnson of Northwest Florida Daily News has the story.
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Boating to the floating chapel

AUGUSTA, Ga. — For the first time in years, there’s more than enough water at Thurmond Lake to keep the pulpit floating at Chapel Under the Pines. Now attendance is on the rise as people boat to the chapel, which St. John United Methodist Church uses to host lakeside services for vacationers. Kelly Jasper of The Augusta Chronicle has the story.
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Looking ahead

Here are some of the activities ahead for United Methodists across the connection. If you have an item to share, email newsdesk@umcom.org and put Digest in the subject line.

 

Monday, June 20

Deadline to register for three United Methodist Communications online courses to be offered July 6 – Aug. 17 — The courses are “Tools for Increasing Your Church’s Vitality;” “Communicating Faith in the 21st Century,” and “Welcoming Ministry.” Costs vary. Details

 

 

More upcoming United Methodist events