UM News Daily Digest
United Methodist News Service

Providing news and information from around the church.

May 26, 2019

"Really it's a question of how we read the Bible and not a question of, 'Do we love you or do we not love you?' " Michael McDowell, a junior at Rice University, about LGBTQ people and the passage of the Traditional Plan.

"It's a time of grieving right now." — Kaile Hamilton, a student at the University of Kansas.



Young adults reflect on Traditional Plan adoption
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) — Passage of the Traditional Plan by The United Methodist Church's top legislative body is either "in perfect harmony with the word of God" or "a time of grieving," depending on which young adult you ask. Jim Patterson spoke with some United Methodists about the outcome of GC2019.
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Beginning to look ahead after GC2019
ST. LOUIS (UMNS) — The Wesleyan Covenant Association is sticking around, and so are a number of church members who plan to continue defying the denomination's policies on homosexuality. Healing remains a work in progress. Heather Hahn offers an overview of some developments since General Conference adjourned.
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GC2019 maps uncertain way forward

Alabama-West Florida Conference
Responding to deadly tornadoes

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama-West Florida Bishop David Graves has expressed "deepest sympathy" for families who lost a loved one after the March 3 tornadoes that swept through Alabama, killing at least 23 residents. Several United Methodist pastors "were present at East Alabama Medical Center to provide comfort, prayer and pastoral support," Graves said in a statement. Watoola United Methodist Church, near Opelika, Alabama, received extensive damage from the storms.
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Deadly tornadoes smash through Alabama, Southeast

Board of Global Ministries
Malaria team increases awareness in Angola

QUESSUA, Angola — Through the Imagine No Malaria program, a team at Quessua Mission Hospital trained 37 young volunteers to visit households in eight surrounding communities, providing door-to-door malaria education and mosquito nets. Since then, the hospital has seen a significant increase in patients seeking treatment — more than 15,000 between September and November of 2018, for example. Tatenda Mujeni has the story.
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United Methodist Women
Continuing the mission, despite differences
ST. LOUIS — As The United Methodist Church concluded the special session of the General Conference, United Methodist Women vowed to work across differences to further its mission on behalf of women, children and youth.
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EO Bible Land Cruises
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

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Northeast Luzon Annual Conference

#SeeAllThePeople Video Teaching Series
Claremont School of Theology
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