Church Leadership

Local Church
Scott Mills demonstrates the power of the restored pipe organ at First United Methodist Church in Salt Lake City.

Historic organ sets tone for Utah church

Pipe organ restored with pennies, large cash donations and love from community
Local Church
The Rev. Paige Swaim-Presley (center) imposes ashes on the forehead of a student at Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss., during Ash Wednesday services in 2018. A grant from the Lilly Endowment to the United Methodist-related college will help women clergy in the South with mentoring and networking. File photo courtesy of Millsaps College.

Lilly grants help with clergy mentoring, networking

Nearly $70 million in grants support programs aimed at helping pastors thrive — including five grants to United Methodist organizations.
General Church
Bishop Mande Muyombo (front, right) presides over a meeting of the Africa University board of directors in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Mande is the first Africa University graduate to chair the board. Photo courtesy of Africa University.

Bishop is first AU grad to chair university's board

Bishop Mande Muyombo is the first Africa University graduate to chair the board of directors of the United Methodist university.
General Conference
The Alternative Plan Task Force, the Central Committee and the executive committee of the Korean Association of the United Methodist Church pray together at a joint meeting held in August 2-3, 2018. Photo by Thomas Kim, UMNS

Korean United Methodists choose prayer over plans

Before the Special General Conference in February 2019, the Korean Association of The United Methodist Church urges the church to pray and work for unity.

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