The Rev. Anne Lau Choy baptizes an infant at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Fremont, Calif. Photo by Brian Teodoro.

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The Recap | Episode 4

Gain a better understanding of what is going on in The United Methodist Church, find inspiration in stories of ministry and learn how our denomination is transforming the world.

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Finding hope amidst local church disaffiliations | Migrant ministries in New York City | Recent bishop elections mark historic firsts | #BeUMC

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