Church Sues Online Marketing Partners

The United Methodist Church is suing former marketing partners Foundation Automation and Zebraplace after a failed joint venture to create an online donations portal and shopping site, the Nashville Post reports. The church ended its agreement with the partners after they failed to make scheduled payments. Now, the church is also trying to get back access to the UMCMarket.org domain name and stop the companies from using certain trademarks — among them "UMC" and the church's cross and flame logo.