Clergy

Local Church
The Rev. Paula Smith (second from left) steadies a cart while volunteers Tim Morgan (in green T-shirt) and Richard Wilson load box lunches for distribution at Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn. A new study by Gammon Theological Seminary explores the pandemic’s impact on Black United Methodist churches and leaders. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Research shows Black churches’ resilience

Gammon Theological Seminary president lauds innovation and adaptability of Black United Methodist congregations in coping with the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19.
General Church
Saving Grace offers clergy, laity and congregations a Wesleyan approach to financial planning. Image courtesy of the United Methodist Publishing House’s Abingdon Press.

A Wesleyan take on personal finance

United Methodist agencies collaborate on Saving Grace, a money-management program for clergy and laity.
General Church
Photo courtesy of the Council of Bishops.

Bishop Arichea, Bible scholar, dies at 87

United Methodists remember the bishop for his far-reaching scholarship on the New Testament and his advocacy for LGBTQ inclusion.
Bishops
Korean American United Methodists and others stage a demonstration outside the California-Pacific Conference office in Pasadena, Calif., on May 21. The group was protesting Bishop Grant Hagiya’s decision to move three Korean American pastors from the churches they’ve been serving. Photo by Ted Smith III.

Protests mount against Cal-Pac bishop

Bishop Grant Hagiya’s decision to move three Korean American pastors gets pushback in vari-ous forms, including demonstrations.

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