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The United Methodist Publishing House


The United Methodist Publishing House (UMPH) distributes the official publications, records and forms of the denomination; publishes books through Abingdon Press; and operates Cokesbury, its retail division, and, which offers online resources and community for leaders. The publishing house also produces and distributes church school materials and study resources throughout the denomination. 

Contact Information

2222 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.
P.O. Box 280988
Nashville, TN 37228-0988

In this file photo, Marvin Cropsey leafs through his copy of the 2008 United Methodist Book of Discipline that contains pages of notations for corrections to be added to the 2012 version. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Publishing House finishes a productive year

The church’s publishing arm highlights its accomplishments in a 2016 Agency Report. Read More

Reverend Brian Milford Elected Incoming President/CEO of The United Methodist Publishing House. Photo courtesy of The United Methodist Publishing House.

The United Methodist Publishing House names a new leader

Reverend Brian K. Milford will lead the agency as President and CEO. Read More

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. Read More

Q&A: The United Methodist Publishing House

We publish and sell resources for congregations and their leaders across a spectrum of categories, pedagogies and theological perspectives. Read More

Cokesbury closures challenge seminaries

Theological schools have multiple options for supplying students. But some worry the loss of brick-and-mortar stores will do lasting damage. Read More