Bishop, churches respond to school stabbings


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Evangelism
The Rev. Tom Berlin (left) presents a copy of his book, “Courage,” to Massachusetts National Guard Chaplain Chad McCabe in the chapel at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington. McCabe, whose unit was assigned to help provide security at the U.S. Capitol after the January riot, contacted Wesley Seminary asking for Bibles, novels and board games for troops stationed there. Photo by Lisa Helfert for Wesley Theological Seminary. Copyright 2021. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

Church responds to chaplain's call to help soldiers

A National Guard chaplain got Bibles, games and 150 copies of a new book about courage when he turned to Wesley Theological Seminary for help keeping soldiers occupied in Washington in the aftermath of the Capitol insurrection.
General Church
Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi of the Western Pennsylvania Conference facilitates the U.S. General and Jurisdictional Conference Information Webinar hosted by the United Methodist Council of Bishops on Feb. 13. Screengrab courtesy of United Methodist Communications by UM News.

Scrutinizing the proposed hold on new bishops

United Methodist bishops explained why they recommend delaying U.S. bishop elections until 2024. However, their proposal already faces some pushback.
Bishops
Bishop Skeete, a retired bishop of The United Methodist Church, passed away Feb. 11, 2021. Photo courtesy of the Council of Bishops.

Bishop Skeete, ‘pastor to people,’ dies at 90

As United Methodist bishop, he led conferences in the U.S. Northeast, including carrying out a long-sought merger. He also helped establish Africa University.