UMPH Board Meeting-October 27, 2020

Nashville, October 2020 – The Board of Directors of The United Methodist Publishing House (UMPH) held its annual meeting with members gathering virtually by videoconference, October 27, 2020. They voted unanimously to extend the expiring terms of members and the board’s officers until jurisdictions and the General Conference are able to complete elections that were delayed in 2020. Two additional members were elected, a working budget for the current fiscal year was approved, the board reviewed the status of the Amplify Media initiative, and they learned of the planned retirement of Tammy Gaines, the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

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CFO Tammy Gaines will retire on December 31, 2020

Nashville, October 2020 – Marking over thirty-five years of stellar service with The United Methodist Publishing House (UMPH), Tammy Gaines will retire on December 31, 2020.

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Extending Permission to Use UMPH Resources for Online Worship through December 31, 2020

Nashville, September 2020 – The United Methodist Publishing House (UMPH) is extending full permission to all churches for use of UMPH copyrighted worship materials through December 2020. UMPH recognizes the need for easy access to key worship aids as the COVID-19 crisis persists and local churches strive to serve their communities. 

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UMPH Plans Remote Work Arrangement

Nashville, August 13, 2020 – The headquarters building of The United Methodist Publishing House (UMPH) in Nashville, TN remains closed due to the coronavirus emergency. The John Dickins House offices have been closed and UMPH staff have worked remotely since mid-March, and the earliest the building could reopen is the end of September, contingent upon COVID-19 developments.

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UMPH Plans Staff Reductions

Nashville, April 30, 2020 – The United Methodist Publishing House (UMPH) reported today that a combination of pre-COVID-19 trends, the impact of the pandemic on church attendance since mid-March, and the unpredictable rates at which congregations will return to regular activities for the remainder of 2020, will result in sales levels that are 40% to 50% lower than the same period last year. 

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