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Multicultural Ministry
The Rev. Miguel Padilla. Photo courtesy of the author.

A Human Relations Day to remember

Three San Antonio churches of different racial/ethnic membership model “beloved community” by coming together for a special service ahead of MLK Day March.
Faith Stories
The Rev. Carlton “Sam” Young has written a book about his long, fruitful career in church music, which includes editing The United Methodist Hymnal. Young titled his autobiography “I’ll Sing On: My First 96 Years.” Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

At 96, hymnal editor shares his story

The Rev. Carlton “Sam” Young’s autobiography covers his long career as a United Methodist composer, arranger, hymnal editor and scholar.
Church History
Image by Larisa Koshkina, courtesy of Pixabay; graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News

The intriguing history of ‘O Holy Night’

The 300-year-old story of a beloved Christmas song is filled with scandal, politics and dubiousness. Yet the 19th-century French carol remains a favorite. Chrystal Caviness reports for UMC.org.