Music

Mission and Ministry
Gospel musicians record a song for an online worship service at Chisipiti United Methodist Church in Harare, Zimbabwe. United Methodists across the country are using music to provide strength and comfort during the pandemic. Seated, from left, are: Patricia Mapani, Christine Anesu Hove and Ricky Mapani. At rear is Ali White. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Gospel music sparks hope amid COVID-19

Across Zimbabwe congregations, United Methodists keep music alive, offering solace and uplifting spirits.
Worship
The Rev. Andrea Davidson sings during the May 20 communion service at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. File photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News.

The power of a song

Inspired songs such as Charles Wesley hymns and African American spirituals have helped retired librarian and journalist cope with the vicissitudes of life since she was a child.
Church History
Henry Louis Gates Jr. visits the church he grew up attending, Waldon United Methodist in Piedmont, W.Va., for a scene in the new PBS documentary “The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song.” Photo courtesy of PBS.

‘Black Church’ film taps United Methodist sources

New PBS documentary draws on United Methodist photo archives and shows host Henry Louis Gates Jr. at his boyhood church.
Local Church
The Rev. Juhee Lee, Kate Kim and Christine Song on violin, Cheongmoo Kang on bass clarinet, Beverly Rathbun on organ and Da Eun Ryu on piano record free hymns and special music for the Lenten season. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Yohan Go.

Clergy record free music videos for Lenten season

Two Korean United Methodist clergy shared free hymns and special music that can be used during the Lenten season and on Easter Sunday.

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