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.
Mission and Ministry
The Rev. George Chambers (left) and Tom Kinkead have collaborated in running KPPC, a low power FM radio station based at Alamo United Methodist Church in San Antonio, Texas. They mix inspirational Christian messages with golden oldies to reach a Boomer audience. Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS.

Church gets boost from golden oldies station

Alamo Heights United Methodist mixes golden oldies with religious inspiration to reach unchurched Boomers.

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