Daily Digest - March 5, 2018
“We offer the pulpit to the world. We were side by side with people. When people are sick they are more open to the Gospel.” — Sister Christine Grünert, on her life as a deaconess in Germany.
NEWS AND FEATURES
German deaconesses reflect on lives of service
HAMBURG AND FRANKFURT, Germany (UMNS) — Amid the rubble of World War II, some Methodist women found calling and purpose in a life of service as deaconesses who ran hospitals, taught and worked in local churches and cared for the sick and aging in their homes. Vicki Brown and Mike DuBose have the story and photos.
American, Filipino deaconesses, home missioners now an order
German Methodism: A strong Christian voice
World Council of Churches
Theology students gather in Tanzania
MAKUMIRA, Tanzania (WCC) — More than 100 theology students gathered March 5 for the opening of the Global Ecumenical Theological Institute 2018, organized by the World Council of Churches. The Rev. Pamela Couture, a United Methodist and professor at the Emmanuel College of Victoria University, is one of the facilitators tasked with guiding the students through their coursework.
North Georgia Conference
Church on the Atlanta Beltline
ATLANTA — Evan McElreath works for the church, but is rarely in one when he is working. Instead, his ministry happens as he walks along the Atlanta Beltline, a sustainable redevelopment project that will ultimately connect 45 neighborhoods via a 22-mile loop of multi-use trails, a modern streetcar and parks. Rebecca Wallace has the story.
Lake Junaluska has new executive director
LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. — The Lake Junaluska Board of Trustees has unanimously elected Ken Howle as the new executive director, effective immediately. Howle has worked at Lake Junaluska, a United Methodist conference and retreat center, for the last 14 years as director of advancement and as director of sales and marketing.
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