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[e-Review] Weekly digest #100608

[e-Review] Weekly digest #100608

e-Review Florida United Methodist News Service

June 8, 2010   
News media contact:  Tita Parham*     800-282-8011   Orlando {1177-1180}
Note: This is a digest of articles posted to the e-Review Florida United Methodist News Service website May 31-June 8. Full stories may be read at: 
Florida pastor takes helm of national new church development
By John Michael De Marco | June 8, 2010
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Florida Conference’s Rev. Gary Shockley has been named executive officer for New Congregational Development at the General Board of Discipleship, where he will lead the Path 1 Team.
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East Central District launches ‘reBuild Haiti’
By Jenna De Marco | June 8, 2010
The Rev. Lynne Austin has a passion for Haiti that will take her back to her roots in Central Florida. She’ll be the featured speaker at the upcoming launch of a multi-church project in the East Central District to help the people of Haiti recover.
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Groups begin preliminary work for long-term recovery in Haiti
By Jenna De Marco | June 3, 2010
Healing the emotional, spiritual and physical aftershocks of the earthquake in Haiti has become the focus for many in the Florida Conference who want to reach out to the country through established, as well as unexpected, ministries.
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Leaders urge members to prepare as hurricane season begins
By John Michael De Marco | June 1, 2010
Florida United Methodists are urged to think and plan ahead now for what is predicted to be the most active hurricane season in years, and with a new twist: a massive oil spill growing in the Gulf of Mexico.
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• UMCOR issues appeal for flood survivors
• COMMENTARY: Bethlehem’s economic suffering
• Churches struggle with debt load
• Q&A: Author says being green is a moral choice
• Upper Room celebrates 75 years
• Planting new congregations is key to U.S. evangelization
• COMMENTARY: What’s with Methodists and controversial issues?
• Finance group explores clergy job guarantees
• Effective clergy by the numbers
• Study shows high obesity rate for clergy
• From clergy shortage to clergy glut?
Florida Conference Bishop Timothy W. Whitaker
   Extreme poverty | June 1, 2010
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