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"Sanhedrin tries Jesus," woodblock print created by Dreama Lovitt for Holy Week Art Walk at West Market Street United Methodist Church. Photo courtesy of West Market Street UMC.

Meeting the sacred in Holy Week Art Walk

When John and Gayle Rose were asked to create a piece of art that reflects their Christian faith, they found themselves at the foot of the cross. They were among the artists who contributed to a new way of interpreting the Stations of the Cross for West Market UMC in Greensboro, N.C.
The Rev. Nellya Shakirova (wearing green shirt) hosts a multinational fellowship meal in the sanctuary at Bishkek United Methodist Church in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Students find home, unity at Bishkek church

At a small United Methodist church in the capital of Kyrgyzstan, “mama pastor” Nellya Shakirova helps Indian and Pakistani students come together despite political differences back home.
Faith Stories
Young people from Livespring United Methodist Church and guests make their way into the Tian Shan mountains near Kara-Balta, Kyrgyzstan, for a day of sliding in the snow. They are carrying empty pet food bags to use as makeshift sleds. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Young people drive church growth in Kyrgyzstan

For youth and young adults, the United Methodist community in Central Asia represents family and a place to experience God’s love.
Local Church
The Rev. Daniel Hayes preaches the sermon Feb. 6 during worship at John Wesley United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn. The church is celebrating Black History Month but also stays focused on the future. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Black church honors past, points to future

During Black History Month, leaders at John Wesley United Methodist Church reflect on Black history and tout programs for future generations. United Methodist News spent a recent Sunday at the thriving African American church.

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