Philadelphia Episcopal Area

Mission and Ministry
Art from the book “By and By: Charles Albert Tindley, The Father of Gospel Music,” written by Carole Boston Weatherford and illustrated by Bryan Collier. The story page includes the text, “I still heard spirituals of long ago, Remembered how they moved me so. Hardships woven into hymns I wrote — Every lyric, every note.” Image courtesy of Simon & Shuster.

Spotlighting black heroes in children’s books

A new children’s book tells the story of Methodist minister Charles A. Tindley, who worked his way up from childhood poverty to become a respected clergyman and hymn songwriter.
Social Concerns
The Rev. Joy J. Moore (left) and Bonnie Wheeler talk about values, laws, marriage and the Bible as part of a new video series from the United Methodist Commission on Religion and Race. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Video series helps guide talk among those who disagree

A new video series from the United Methodist Commission on Religion and Race offers a study program for talking about race, the church and human sexuality among people who disagree.
Disaster Relief
A United Methodist team led by Liza Cortez assisted the victims of August monsoon flooding in Marikina City, Philippines.  Each family was given a pail holding 10 kilos of rice, dried fish, mongo, cooking oil, sardines and a pack of biscuits. Photo courtesy of Liza Cortez.

Filipino United Methodists respond after storms

Offering assistance in communities affected by Super Typhoon Mangkhut and an earlier tropical storm.

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