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[e-Review] Weekly digest #100716

[e-Review] Weekly digest #100716

e-Review Florida United Methodist News Service

July 16, 2010   
News media contact:  Tita Parham*     800-282-8011   Orlando {1194-1198}
Note: This is a digest of articles posted to the e-Review Florida United Methodist News Service website July 7-16. Full stories may be read at:
Native American author says ‘be yourself’
By J.A. Buchholz | July 15, 2010
FRUITLAND PARK — There is one true God, but there are many ways to worship him. That was the message to participants attending a recent Native American ministry retreat. It’s a belief they were also able to put into practice.
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Pastor relinquishes duties after arrest
By Tita Parham | July 15, 2010
The Rev. Kenneth W. Kleckner III relinquished his duties as senior pastor at Ocala West United Methodist Church after his arrest July 9.
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Conference joins denomination’s fight to end malaria
By Derek Maul | July 12, 2010
LAKELAND — A mosquito bite in Florida is merely an irritation. Around the world it kills through the malaria it spreads. That’s a reality United Methodists are working to end.
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Conference calls for sustained social justice
By Derek Maul | July 8, 2010
ST. PETERSBURG  — A recent conference offered conversation around the question of how faith communities can be committed to social justice for the long haul, despite the enormity of the task.
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Commentary: Clear as glass
An e-Review commentary by Bishop Timothy W. Whitaker | July 8, 2010    
Florida Conference Bishop Timothy W. Whitaker says what people do to the environment today does matter. The future new creation depends on it.
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• Camp gives grandparents, kids time to connect (Aug. 2-5)
• Disaster ministry offers basic training (Aug. 7, 21)
• Asbury Seminary Florida offers open house for doctoral candidates (Aug. 19)
• Gathering offers networking opportunity for spiritual formation directors (Aug. 21)
• Training empowers laity for ministry (Aug. 20-22)
• Confirmands learn about vows at fall retreat (Oct. 1-3)
• Methodist men connect at spiritual retreats (Oct. 8-10, 15-17, 22-24)
• Adults hike Appalachian Trail (Oct. 18-23)
• Conference offers new online learning course for teachers, leaders
• Life Enrichment Center needs volunteers

• African-American women connect at leadership event (Aug. 5-7)
• General board offers ethnic local church grants (Aug. 10 deadline)
• All ages invited to take action in the fields (Aug. 13-Oct. 22, various events)
• Church leaders, staff invited to be ‘in’ the know (Sept. 14-16)
• Children’s advocates gather for peace (Sept. 18-21)
• Leaders consider how to be the church today (Sept. 22-24)
• Retreat offers chance to get to know Wesleys (Sept. 27-30)
• Conference offers ways to ‘lighten burden’ of AIDS (Oct. 14-16)
• Electronic book explores promise of campus ministry
• InfoServ offers live chat
• ‘El Cristiano como Ministro’ now available
• CyberSafety training kit helps churches protect children, youth
Global Connection Headlines            
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• United Methodist church anchors Dulac
• When kids leave the church: Experts cite reasons for departing
• Partnership creates Sierra Leone clinic
• Upper Room staff comfort United Methodist victims of Uganda terrorist bombing
• ‘Simple churches’ put mission on fast track
• COMMENTARY: The ‘sojourner’ argument: Scripture misused to advocate immigration
• COMMENTARY: Immigration measures impact ‘legal’ Latinos too
• Call to Action offers signs of crisis and hope
• United Methodists caught in Uganda blast
• Do not discard job guarantees
• Personalized goals: Life coaches help others take next step
• Muslim leaders honor United Methodists
• WESLEYAN WISDOM: Moving? Here’s how to get off to a good start
• United Methodist funds put pressure on BP
Congregational Excellence (formerly Congregational Transformation)
  Are Your Visitors Having a Wow4 Worship Experience? | July 14, 2010
  When there isn’t enough | July 8, 2010
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