Faith Stories
Young United Methodist Lucy McGuire was born in China without a right hand. Now in Nashville, Tenn., with her adoptive family, she’s learning, growing and thriving. Screengrab courtesy of United Methodist Communications via YouTube by UM News.

Young violinist inspires with more than music

Adopted at age four, Lucy McGuire was born in China without a right hand. Now in Nashville, Tenn., she’s pursuing her dreams of becoming a violinist and enjoying a variety of adventures.
Faith Sharing
The Rev. Henry Masters (right) confers with “Simon of Cyrene: The Musical” cast members Faith Griffin (center) and Brianna Williams during an April 4 rehearsal at Dallas’ Hamilton Park United Methodist Church. UM News photo by Sam Hodges.

Pastor puts on musical about Simon of Cyrene

The Rev. Henry Masters continues his exploration of Black church history with a full-length musical about the African man compelled to carry Jesus’ cross.
Faith Stories
Evan McCrady wears the trinity pendant on the last morning of Resurrection 2022, as a member of the praise band. Image from the Adams Group/ Streamline Productions, courtesy of the Holston Conference.

Musician shares Gospel while fighting illness

Evan McCrady leads a praise band at Fairview United Methodist Church in Maryville, Tenn. The twenty-one-year-old, who struggles with a rare kidney disease, shared his music and testimony at Resurrection, the Holston Conference’s youth event.
Faith Stories
Jay Weaver, a founding member of popular Christian band Big Daddy Weave and a lifelong United Methodist, passed away from complications of COVID-19 on Jan 2. Photo courtesy of St. Paul United Methodist Church via Facebook.

Remembering Jay Weaver of Big Daddy Weave

The lifelong United Methodist was a founding member of the popular Christian music group. He passed away due to complications from COVID-19.

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