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Daily Digest - November 2, 2017

 

“QuadW has a way of transforming lives the moment you walk through the doors.” — Jakaela Davis, a Duke Divinity School student, on the QuadW Missional Internship.

NEWS AND FEATURES
 

Big grant for missional internships

MOBILE, Ala. (UMNS) — A United Methodist-affiliated program that has young people living and doing mission work together in low-income neighborhoods is set to expand, thanks to a $2.6 million foundation grant. Sam Hodges reports.
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United Methodist University in Sierra Leone opens

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (UMNS) — Students have started classes at United Methodist University in Sierra Leone. The university began with the School of Theology and plans to add other faculties as they become ready. Phileas Jusu reports.
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Holston Conference
70 years of Sundays as church pianist

RICEVILLE, Tenn. — Betty Trotter has been through 23 pastors, three pianos and 70 years of Sundays as pianist for Spring Creek United Methodist Church. She started playing at age 16. The church held a reception in her honor, with Bishop Mary Virginia “Dindy” Taylor in attendance. Annette Spence has the story for the Holston Conference’s The Call.
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PRESS RELEASES
 

Council of Bishops

Way Forward interim report drafted

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Commission on a Way Forward has drafted an interim report to share with the Council of Bishops that emphasizes the need for unity of the church, yet recognizes the different theological understandings on LGBTQ inclusion. 
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Board of Higher Education and Ministry
Book on sermons of C. K. Barrett published

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Publishing Office of the United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry has released “Preaching Methodist Theology & Biblical Truth: Classic Sermons of C. K. Barrett.” The new book is edited by Ben Witherington III. 
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COMMENTARIES
 

In the heart of God, we are one

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (UMNS) — “There is no unity where sacrifice is something only the other guy ought to do,” writes the Rev. James C. Howell, senior pastor of Myers Park United Methodist Church in Charlotte. Howell’s commentary is part of “Many Voices, One Faith,” a forum for sharing theological perspectives on topics of interest in the church. 
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United Methodist Forum: Many Voices, One Faith    
 

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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.

Wednesday, Nov. 8

Council of Bishops Learning Retreat
 

Webinar: Giving Beyond the Budget

 

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