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Daily Digest - November 28, 2017

 

“We give hope; we give courage to restore them so that they cannot return to the issues that caused them to go to jail in the first place.” — Finda Quiwa, United Methodist regional missionary.
 

NEWS AND FEATURES
 

Baptism for imprisoned Sierra Leone women

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (UMNS) — Encouraged by regional missionary Finda Quiwa to “keep the faith, fight the good fight and continue to trust in God,” seven inmates of the Freetown Female Correctional Center were baptized and confirmed in The United Methodist Church. Phileas Jusu has the story.
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Board of Global Ministries
Global Migration Sunday is this weekend

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Interpreter) — Every minute, an average of 20 people worldwide flee their homes because of war, famine and persecution. On Dec. 3, United Methodist congregations are asked to gather in prayer and receive a special offering dedicated to responding to the human suffering caused by migration. The hope is that Global Migration Sunday will help deepen United Methodists' understanding of the biblical call to welcome and care for displaced people.
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Learn more about Global Migration Sunday 
Commentary: Migration — a personal reflection 

Michigan Conference
Detroit church lights up Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Two months after Hurricane Maria, much of Puerto Rico is still without power. Cass Community Social Services, a ministry of Cass United Methodist Church in Detroit, sprang into action. Formerly homeless members of the community are building solar generators to power cell phones, computers, fans, lights and even small refrigerators. The church made the first delivery of 50 generators in early November. John E. Harnish reports for the Michigan Conference.
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South Carolina Conference
Retired pastor reportedly died from abuse

SALUDA, S.C. — United Methodists across South Carolina are mourning after an ailing retired pastor died, allegedly from neglect and abuse at the hands of his son and daughter-in-law. The Rev. James Boyd Chewning, 79, died Nov. 2. Jessica Brodie reports for the South Carolina Conference.
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PRESS RELEASES
 

CBS Religion
CBS-TV special looks at faith, Charlottesville

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.  — “Faith on the Frontlines,” a CBS Interfaith Special airing Dec. 3, looks at the interfaith clergy movement that has vowed to take on white supremacy. Check local listings for broadcast times. Among those interviewed about events in Charlottesville is the Rev. Phil Woodson, associate pastor of First United Methodist Church there.
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