Faith

Mission and Ministry
The Rev. Mel West. Photo courtesy of the author.

Faith is a verb

And the cross is a lifestyle. Retired pastor sums up his essential lessons while looking back on 97 years.
Evangelism
Joyce D. Sohl is laywoman-in-residence at Scarritt Bennett Center in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Mike DuBose UM News.

Celebrating a trailblazer for women’s ministries

United Methodist Joyce D. Sohl “never misses an opportunity to remind church women how much power God has given us and of our call to use that power.”
General Church
Custodian James Jimmerson disinfects pews to prevent any possible spread of the coronavirus at Belmont United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn., on Sunday, May 10, 2020, following online worship, which is recorded in the sanctuary. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

2020: The year in UM News photos

The year 2020 was an eventful and difficult one for the church. Photographers from UM News documented a year in the life of United Methodism worldwide.
Social Concerns
Congressman John Lewis speaks during a 2009 worship service at the historic Brown Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Selma, Ala., during the 44th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, the 1965 Selma-Montgomery Voting Rights March. “We were prepared to walk from here to Montgomery,” he said. “We were prepared to take a beating, to give a little blood. Selma, Selma, Selma helped liberate all of us.” File photo by Kathy L. Gilbert, UM News.

Lewis, Vivian proved faith can change a nation

The Revs. John Lewis and C.T. Vivian were models of authentic religion, said United Methodists who are still inspired by their lives of faith.

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