Daily Digest - November 29, 2017
"We want you to get to the places you desire to go unhindered."— The Rev. Rose Farhat, speaking at the distribution of all-terrain wheelchairs.
Photo by Julu Swen
NEWS AND FEATURES
Mobilizing the physically challenged in Liberia
GANTA, Liberia (UMNS) — Hand-cranked transportation devices are invaluable in areas where the terrain is too uneven for traditional wheelchairs. Liberia’s United Methodist Women distributed $54,000 worth of them. Julu Swen reports.
South Carolina Conference
Ministry gives hope for families fighting cancer
SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Tom Russell leads a ministry that aims to wrap children with cancer and their families in love and support. He says The Children’s Security Blanket, a nonprofit, came “out of a Methodist church and a Methodist heart.” Jessica Brodie of the South Carolina Conference has the story.
Did Charles Wesley write any Christmas hymns?
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (InfoServ) — A prolific hymn writer, Charles Wesley wrote several hymns for Advent and Christmas. InfoServ, a ministry of United Methodist Communications, looks at a few of Wesley’s seasonal hymns, including a yuletide favorite, in this week’s installment of Ask the UMC.
Ask the UMC
Higher Education and Ministry
Hanshaw joins Division of Higher Education
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry has announced the appointment of the Rev. Mark Hanshaw as a staff executive of the Division of Higher Education, effective Feb. 1.
Read press release
World Council of Churches
Being 'A Light of Peace' on Dec. 3, 10
GENEVA (WCC) — The World Council of Churches invites people across the globe to extend “A Light of Peace” for the Korean Peninsula and for a world free from nuclear weapons. Churches are being asked to light candles during special prayers and worship services for two Sundays, Dec. 3 and 10. Throughout the campaign, the WCC will issue special prayers, social media photos and news and video releases.
Read more about the WCC event
Remaking the 'bad boy' culture
CASPER, Wyo. — With the news of prominent men sexually harassing women, the Rev. Rebekah Simon-Peter writes about how the church can help remake "bad boy" culture. “The time has come to expand the conversation for boys and men,” she writes.
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