NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Since the closing of the Cokesbury retail stores across the country, Cokesbury and The United Methodist Publishing House have received many inquiries about the future of this important United Methodist resource. To answer these questions and to assure the strength and determination to provide local churches with the best in church, Sunday school, VBS and other resources, Cokesbury has produced a short two-minute video to communication the message of Cokesbury's future with you. You may find the video by clicking here.

Eric Steele, the new Community Resource Consultant for Cokesbury based in Indianapolis is now in place to represent Cokesbury, the resource arm of The United Methodist Publishing House. According to its promotional materials, Cokesbury remains committed to meeting the needs of Indiana congregations and church leaders. Steele told e-NEWS, "As your personal Cokesbury rep (in Indiana), I am ready to place all of your orders, assist you with your ministry resource inquiries and answer your questions regarding Sunday school curriculum, small group studies, Bibles, books, church supplies, customized altar-ware, signage, clergy and choir apparel, plus furnishings for sanctuaries, fellowship halls, classrooms and much more." To contact Eric Steele, call 317-650-9578 or by email at