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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UMPH Board Affirms New Digital Initiatives

Nashville, July 2019 – In its annual meeting in Nashville July 23-24, the Board of Directors of The United Methodist Publishing House (UMPH) endorsed major new initiatives to advance the mission of The United Methodist Church and keep pace with rapidly changing needs of churches and ministry leaders.

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New United Methodist Worship Resources Collection Planned

Nashville, June 2019 - The United Methodist Publishing House (UMPH) and Discipleship Ministries (DM) are working to expand the array of options, ease in accessing, and utility of high-quality worship resources used by a wide array of UM congregations. 

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