Daily Digest - November 1, 2017
“I’m here to serve spiritual needs as they arise, but a lot of my ministry is just simple service.” — The Rev. Matt Hall, United Methodist Appalachian Trail chaplain.
Photo by Mike DuBose
NEWS AND FEATURES
Appalachian Trail chaplain nears end of ‘2,200 miles of ministry’
PEARISBURG, Va. (UMNS) — The Rev. Matt “Trigger” Hall is hiking almost 2,200 miles as the United Methodist chaplain appointed to the Appalachian Trail. United Methodist News Service hiked with him for a little more than 1 percent of his journey. Joey “Hills” Butler has the story; Mike “Grateful” DuBose has the photos.
Church celebrates influx of youth, children
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — After attempts to invite their neighbors to church initially failed, leaders at First Johnson City United Methodist Church are celebrating that in the last three years, about 75 new children and youth have walked through their doors. Annette Spence has the story for the Holston Conference’s The Call.
What does 'communion of saints' mean?
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (InfoServ) — Every time Christians say the Apostles’ Creed, they profess belief in the communion of saints. But what does “communion of saints” mean? InfoServ, a ministry of United Methodist Communications, explores that question as United Methodists prepare to celebrate All Saints Day on Nov. 1.
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Registration open for 2018 Wesley Pilgrimage
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Registration is underway for the 2018 Wesley Pilgrimage in England. Applications also are being accepted for 24 scholarships that will be awarded to commissioned provisional elders and deacons, licensed local pastors, lay servants, lay speakers and certified lay ministers.
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Candler School of Theology
Candler professor honored
ATLANTA — Carl R. Holladay, the Charles Howard Candler Professor of New Testament at United Methodist Candler School of Theology, has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Holladay has written eight books, including “A Critical Introduction to the New Testament” (Abingdon), which is used by many seminaries.
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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, Nov. 6
Online Lay Servant Workshop: Your Ministry of Leading Worship 101 (LSM Worship course)
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