April - Speak Out
This month we speak out – proclaiming the Good News of a risen savior, fearlessly marching and praying for equality and justice, finding voices to preach, to lead in service and to honor those who excel in ministry.
April 1 – Easter
Christ the Lord
April. 3-7 Sojourn to Memphis
A pilgrimage in honor of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated 50 years ago. Learn more.
April 3 – Prayer to end racism
United Methodists gather from 2 to 3 p.m. on the steps of the Methodist Building. Learn more.
April 4 – ACT to End Racism
Join thousands to act, confront and transform in a faith rally from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the National Mall. Learn more and register.
April 5 – National Day of Advocacy and Action
Speak out for justice on Capitol Hill. Learn more.
April 5-April 13 – License to Preach School
Presents the basic functions of ministry in a nine-day experience. At Camp Manidokan. $850. Learn more.
April 7 -- Camp Manidokan Clean-up
The BWC’s camp, near Harper’s Ferry, needs volunteers from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. .
April 15 – Native American Ministries Sunday
April 19 – 'At-One-Ment:' Clergy in Retirement
For clergy to explore thoughts and issues about retirement; 9:30 a.m. at the BWC Mission Center in Fulton. Learn more.
April 21 – Pre-Conference Briefing
An information session to learn about issues coming before the Annual Conference, which will be held May 30 – June 1. Two locations. Learn more.
April 21 -- ERT training
Early Response Team Recertification Training, for badge holders who need to be re-certified in ERT, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Salem UMC in Upper Falls. Learn more.
April 21 – Volunteers in Mission Training
From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Otterbein UMC in Hagerstown. Learn more.
April 28 – Taste and See
April 28 – Volunteers in Mission Leader Training
A four-hour class prepares you to lead a UMVIM team, 8:30 a.m. to noon; BWC Mission Center. Learn more.
April 28 - Navigate
A training event
April 30 – Awards nomination deadline
Deadline to submit applications for evangelism, youth worker, young adult leader, advocacy and action and abundant health awards. Learn more.
April 30 -- Peace with Justice grant applications due
Apply for funding for your transformative ministries. Learn more.
May - Creating a Spirit-Filled Future
May 10 -- Christian Engaged in Faith Formation
From 10 a.m. to noon at the Mission Center in Fulton, church educators learn about partnering and communicating with Parents. Learn more.
May 7-May 9 -- Facing the Future
A gathering of pastors serving in congregations different than themselves in race and culture to equip and affirm them for ministry. In Newark, NJ. Learn more.
May 20 -- Pentecost
“They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak….” – Acts 2:4
The Church celebrates its birth.
May 20 - Heritage Sunday
This year, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the United Methodist Church. Learn more.
May 27 -- Peace with Justice Sunday
Churches observe this special Sunday and raise funds for Justice ministries in the BWC and beyond. Learn more.
May 30 – June 1 Annual Conference Session
BWC members gather for holy conferencing at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore. Learn more.