United Methodists Connected – In Hope and Healing

Nashville, March, 2020 – United Methodists Connected – In Hope and Healing

In this unexpected and menacing moment in history, nothing is more pressing in the work of the Church than care for our planet and all God’s people. 

We are counseled to reduce physical proximity as we strive to flatten the COVID-19 curve to avoid overwhelming our health care systems and protect the health of our families, friends, coworkers, and neighbors near and far.

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Cokesbury Operations During The Coronavirus Outbreak

Dear Partners in Ministry:

In light of growing concerns regarding the novel coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease, we join with you in taking prompt and practical steps to advance safety and health as our witness to God’s promises of hope and healing. The decisions all of us make will be an example that will help save many lives in our congregations and communities.

Cokesbury is actively working to maintain essential services to continue partnering with you while also taking steps to protect our staff members and their families. Effective immediately, we have deployed our staff to work remotely and we are providing enhanced medical and paid leave benefits to care for employees and their family members.

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The United Methodist Publishing House Grants Temporary Permission for UM Book of Worship and UM Hymnal Ritual Resources

Nashville, March, 2020 – The outbreak of COVID-19 in the US and the resulting cancellation of group gatherings has led many United Methodist churches to plan online virtual worship experiences.

To assure that local churches have the resources they need, the United Methodist Publishing House (UMPH) announced that it is granting permission to livestream and post online selected content from the United Methodist Book of Worship (BOW) as congregations care for their members during the international health crisis.

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Warner Press Acquires WordAlive! and Abingdon Press Bulletin Lines from UMPH

ANDERSON, IN: Warner Press is pleased to announce the company’s acquisition of WordAlive! worship bulletins and the Abingdon Press stock bulletin lines from United Methodist Publishing House (UMPH).

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Cokesbury Acquires Bibles by the Case and Expands Reach to Churches and Ministries

Nashville, November 2019 – United by a common mission to serve churches and ministries and a long-standing commitment to exceptional customer service and selection, Cokesbury and Bibles by the Case are pleased to announce that an acquisition agreement between the two Christian retailers has been finalized, effective November 1. Cokesbury will continue to operate Bibles by the Case as an independent sales channel, moving forward with the same employees, systems, and vendor partners. Russ and Becky Casenhiser, who founded Bibles by the Case in 2001, will serve Cokesbury in a consulting capacity over the next 2 years to ensure a seamless transition for customers and publishing partners.

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