News and Views

January 2016

A Letter to Martin Luther King Jr – 2016

January 15, 2016

Editor’s Note: Each year, retired United Methodist Bishop Woodie W. White writes a “birthday letter” to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in which he offers his perspective on the state of race relations, particularly in the United States. White...

Commentary: Not My Faith

January 11, 2016

Because I work with an Imam at Georgetown University and have a number of personal relationships with Muslims, I am asked every time an act associated with Islamic extremism occurs, “Why don’t the Muslims condemn the violence?” And every time I...

Maxine Raines Mote – January 8, 2016

January 8, 2016

Maxine Raines Mote, 83, the widow of the late Rev. John A. “Jack” Mote, died Jan. 8, 2016, at her home on Camano Island, Wash., surrounded by her three daughters.  A graveside service will be held at Boyds UMC in the...

BWC pastors offer themselves as episcopal candidates

January 8, 2016

After a period of discernment, the Revs. Cynthia Moore-Koikoi and J.W. Park are offering themselves to be considered as candidates for the ministry of bishop in The United Methodist Church.

Ames UMC floods

January 8, 2016

Church services were cancelled Jan. 3 at Ames UMC in Bel Air after a pipe cracked and covered almost the entire church with several inches of water.

‘You Have the Power’ theme inspired by area ministries

January 8, 2016

The theme for the 2016 Baltimore-Washington Conference, “You Have the Power,” was chosen after leaders reflected on area congregations and noticed that God is beginning to move in new ways throughout the BWC, empowering pastors and laity to do...