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Daily Digest - June 4, 2018


“The foundation of Korean-American Christians’ theology and philosophy has been drastically shaken since the U.S. and North Korea began their talks.”The Rev. TJ Kim, pastor of Salem Korean United Methodist Church in Schaumburg, Illinois.



Korean United Methodists appeal for prayer 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) — Expectations and hopes among Korean-American United Methodists are rising high because the summit between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) has been scheduled again for June 12 in Singapore. They have been asking for prayers for the summit's success. Thomas Kim has the story. 
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North Texas Conference
Bilingual church history wins award

DALLAS — Casa Linda United Methodist Church here has won the Texas United Methodist Historical Society’s Kate Warnick Award for best church history. Shirley Boyd spent two years writing the church’s story in book form, and it’s the first Warnick Award entry to be in both English and Spanish. 
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South Carolina Conference
Rural Mission faces troubled times

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. — A United Methodist ministry that has shepherded the weak and vulnerable for decades is now itself in grave danger of closing and is calling for help. Jessica Brodie reports.
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African publishing provides hymnals, curriculum 

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (UMNS) — Publishing teams in Africa are helping to keep United Methodists informed about the church, as well as providing needed study and preaching materials. Phileas Jusu has the story.
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Africa University
Boeing executive to address A.U. grads

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Timothy Keating, executive vice president of government operations for The Boeing Company, will deliver the keynote address June 9 at Africa University’s 24th commencement. He also will be presented with an honorary Doctor of Leadership and Governance degree during the ceremony.
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United Methodist Committee on Relief
Making changes to relief supply process

ATLANTA — The United Methodist Committee on Relief is making some major changes to its relief supply process and is updating its lists for donors who assemble relief kits. Bella Simonetti reports.
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Liberia church undertakes tree planting

Text messages educate about Ebola in Congo



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