Church Leadership

Local Church
The Rev. William Bobby McClain speaks during the 2019 meeting of Black Methodists for Church Renewal in Atlanta. McClain, an original board member of the church's African-American caucus and professor emeritus at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, died Nov. 18. He was 82. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

McClain, theologian and civil rights leader, dies at 82

The Rev. William Bobby McClain, a civil rights leader and one of the founders of The United Methodist Church’s black caucus, died at 82.
Disaster Relief
Caton Darling, 17, secures a tarp over the roof of his family’s home in Lake Charles, La., after Hurricane Laura toppled trees that damaged the roof.

Amazing grace comes in many ways for storm survivors

Hurricane Laura destroyed churches, homes and businesses but failed to drown the United Methodist spirit of caring.
Worship
Michael Vaughn, director of music ministry at A&M United Methodist Church in College Station, Texas, has directed and edited virtual choir videos, including with his church’s children’s choir. United Methodist music ministers are coming up with creative ways to keep music going and keep choir members engaged during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo courtesy of Michael Vaughn.

Pandemic challenges music ministers, choirs

With singing identified as a spreader of COVID-19, there’s a scramble to keep church music going and choir members engaged.
Faith Stories
Yed Esaie Angoran, a key leader in The United Methodist Church in Côte d’Ivoire and the global denomination, died June 13. He was 73. 2008 file photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Yed Angoran, a global leader, dies at 73

Yed Esaie Angoran, a leader in both The United Methodist Church and the country of Côte d’Ivoire, died of a heart attack.

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