Hymnal Walk: Songs We Sing! Highlights Black American Hymn Writers

By Brett Hetherington* “When I’m singing a hymn, I always wonder about the author, about their background. I’m always wondering ‘who wrote this?’ and specifically, because I’m African American, I wondered about 'who wrote this who is of Color?' 'Who are the African American writers?'” said Dr. Feliesha Shelton-Wheeler.  “That is where this idea of [...]

GCSRW Blog Celebrates Newly Elected Women Bishops

During March, the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women (GCSRW) is celebrating Women’s History Month 2023 by publishing an eight-article blog series highlighting the newly elected women bishops of The United Methodist Church: Bishop Delores “Dee” Williamston, resident bishop of the Louisiana Conference Bishop Dottie Escobedo-Frank, resident bishop of the California-Pacific Conference [...]

March 6, 2023

Appointments Bishop Tracy S. Malone announces the following clergy appointments and/or changes of status which, unless otherwise noted, are effective July 1, 2023. 2023 AppointmentsPastorAppointmentDistrictEffectiveDonald EbertGalion St. Paul UMCMOThomas KalbNorth Canton Faith UMCTWStephen KniselyUMC BereaNCView the complete list, including retirees and those concluding their ministry. 2023 Appointments and Changes of Status #BeUMC https://player.vimeo.com/video/804918032?h=00dcb5dea7&title=0&byline=0&portrait=0 To download the [...]