Mission and Ministry
The parking lot of the United Methodist Publishing House in Nashville, Tenn., stands empty at midday on Friday, May 1, 2020. The agency announced it will lay off nearly one-fourth of its staff, partly due to declining sales in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Publishing house laying off about 70 workers

The United Methodist Publishing House predicts a loss of up to 50% in sales partly due to congregations suspending regular activities during the coronavirus.
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United Methodist missionary Tawanda Chandiwana (left foreground) is embraced by Thomas Kemper, head of the denomination’s Board of Global Ministries, at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Philippines, after Chandiwana was released from a detention center and allowed to leave the country in July, 2018. The 13 agencies of The United Methodist Church are pursuing further accomplishments in 2019. File photo courtesy of Thomas Kemper, GBGM.

United Methodist agencies: 2018 was productive year

The denomination’s agencies also share priorities for 2019.
General Church

Publishing House finishes a productive year

The church’s publishing arm highlights its accomplishments in a 2016 Agency Report.
A King James Bible at The United Methodist Publishing House in Nashville is believed to be a 1611 first printing, but needs to be authenticated. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications

Publishing house relocation means dealing with rare books

United Methodist publisher’s move within Nashville is complicated, in a good way, by volumes as old as the 16th century.

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