The End of Cokesbury, Abingdon Press and UMR Communications? Posted on April 26, 2010April 18, 2010 by Andrew Conard Cokesbury, Abingdon Press and UMR Communications each have long histories. How much of a future do they have? I recently read an article that referenced this video put together by a publishing company. What are your thoughts, feelings or opinions on the future of Methodist publications?