[e-Review] Weekly digest #100513

e-Review Florida United Methodist News Service

May 14, 2010   
News media contact:  Tita Parham*     800-282-8011    tparham@flumc.org   Orlando {1168-1172}
Note: This is a digest of articles posted to the e-Review Florida United Methodist News Service website May 3-13. Full stories may be read at:
Clinic gives Haitians legal resource after quake
By Tita Parham | May 12, 2010

ORLANDO — The U.S. government is giving thousands of Haitians living here an opportunity to stay and work temporarily without fear of being deported. A recent immigration clinic helped make the task of applying for that status a little less daunting.
full story: http://www.flumc2.org/FCNN/articles/000064/006423.htm
Conference continues commitment to Haiti
By Jenna De Marco | May 11, 2010

Florida United Methodists are embarking on a new partnership designed to help Haiti recover after the earthquake and strengthen existing ties between the Florida Conference and the Methodist Church of Haiti.
full story: http://www.flumc2.org/FCNN/articles/000064/006422.htm
Commentary: Radical hospitality in wake of mine tragedy
An e-Review commentary by Tom Wilkinson | May 6, 2010
Tom Wilkinson says even the most simple acts of radical hospitality can be extraordinary.
full story: http://www.flumc2.org/FCNN/articles/000064/006421.htm
Pre-conference classes help members focus on mission, service
By Derek Maul | May 5, 2010
With a full docket of business to address at the 2010 Florida Annual Conference Event, conference leaders want to keep the session’s theme front and center. Classes offered before the business begins aim to achieve that goal.
full story: http://www.flumc2.org/FCNN/articles/000064/006420.htm
Conference goes green with new center
By J.A. Buchholz | May 4, 2010
Sometimes the grass really is greener on the other side. That’s the case with the new Florida United Methodist Conference Center. The roughly 34,000 square-foot building will be “green” and LEED certified.
full story: http://www.flumc2.org/FCNN/articles/000064/006415.htm
Global Connection Headlines           
Go to http://www.flumc.info/global_connection.shtml for full stories.
• Catholic-Jewish court sign of change
• Preventing church volunteer burnout
• United Methodist women at Assembly rally for immigration justice
• Bishops reject special session before 2012
• Former foster kids learn to be better mothers
• COMMENTARY: Reform lies in murky middle
• Bishops urge action on immigration
• COMMENTARY: When the church itself breaks the body of Christ
• Assembly draws women in person and online
• Church rejects move toward regional bodies
• Women march for immigrant rights
• Group defers gay issue to 2012
• The bully pulpit: Church leaders can speak up about bullying
• Caring congregations nourish bodies, souls
• Emory receives $1 million grant for Youth Theological Initiative
• COMMENTARY: How do visitors see your church?
• KIDS AND CHRIST: Changing culture calls for new Sunday model
• Ashram draws followers from across country
Florida Conference Bishop Timothy W. Whitaker
  Strategic leadership team | May 13, 2010
full story: http://www.flumc2.org/bishops_blog.asp
Office of Congregational Transformation
  A counter culture for the common good | May 4, 2010
full story: http://www.flumc2.org/ctblog.asp
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