Church Leadership

General Church
The Rev. Junius B. Dotson records a segment of the “Soul Reset” study series for the Upper Room at United Methodist Communications in Nashville, Tenn., in 2019. Dotson, the top executive of Discipleship Ministries, told his staff and board on Jan. 28 that he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer but intends to continue to serve as he fights the disease. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Discipleship’s top executive battles cancer

The Rev. Junius B. Dotson told staff that he would continue to work as he fights the disease. Dotson has been a leader in negotiations about The United Methodist Church’s future.
Church Leadership
Kirbyjon Caldwell leads a Bible study at Windsor Village United Methodist Church in Houston in 2011. Caldwell was sentenced Jan. 13, 2021, to six years in prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud in a $3.5 million investment scheme. Caldwell, who has made restitution of more than $4 million to victims of the scheme, apologized for his conduct during the sentencing hearing in federal court in Shreveport, La. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Former megachurch pastor gets 6 years in prison

Kirbyjon Caldwell, longtime leader of Houston’s Windsor Village United Methodist Church, was sentenced on a wire fraud charge.
General Church
United Methodist News honors notable church members who died in 2020. Candle image by Gerd Altmann, courtesy of Pixabay.

2020: Remembering notable United Methodists

United Methodists this year marked the passing of civil rights giants, groundbreaking bishops and a founding father of Africa University.
Local Church
Phishing is the fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from a reputable organization to plant computer viruses or induce people to reveal personal information. United Methodists are being warned to watch for fake emails targeting members of the church. Graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News; waves by Hannah Edgman; hook by tswedensky, courtesy of Pixabay.

Don’t be a phishing victim

Scam artists are targeting United Methodists with emails that try to extract personal information or infect computers and networks with viruses. Here are some tips to avoid that fate.

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