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Closing time – Cokesbury staff, patrons facing stores’ final days

DALLAS—Julie Chapman doesn’t really have time for sentimentality these days, given that she’s following a six-page email on how to close the Cokesbury store here. The going-out-of-business sale is underway, and Ms. Chapman, as store manager, is charged with selling just about everything, including bookshelves, before the doors lock for good on April 20. Still, […]

Garrett funds chair honoring Bishop Job

Retired UM Bishop Rueben P. Job will be the namesake of an endowed chair in spiritual formation at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Ill. The UM school announced this week that it has reached the $2 million goal needed to fund the chair, one of the first in spiritual formation among Protestant seminaries. “The establishment […]