Music

Mission and Ministry
Jane Marshall, seen at her piano in 2016, became a revered figure in United Methodist circles and beyond for her many anthems, hymns and other sacred music pieces, as well as her work as a music educator. She died May 29, 2019, in Dallas, at age 94. UM News file photo by Sam Hodges.

Jane Marshall, revered composer, dies at 94

Her anthem ʽMy Eternal Kingʼ became a staple for United Methodist choirs and others.
Church Growth
Walter Mujuru (right), Zimbabwe West Conference music director, teaches marimba basics to participants at the episcopal area’s annual arts workshop in Mutoko, Zimbabwe. Photo by Eveline Chikwanah, UMNS.

Using musical instruments for evangelism

Zimbabwe Episcopal Area teaches church members to play new instruments to hone their talents and attract young people to worship.
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
Theology and Education
Barnabas Mutonga, left, music director for the Zimbabwe East Conference, and Walter Mujuru, music director for the Zimbabwe West Conference, attend the Harare West District’s Men’s Music Festival in the Mabelreign South United Methodist Church circuit in Zimbabwe.  Photo by Chenayi Kumuterera, UMNS.

Zimbabwe music director focuses on human rights

Through his gift of music, Walter Mujuru teaches people of all ages about socioeconomic and cultural justice.

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