News and Views

January 2016

Obama serves dinner at St. Luke’s

January 8, 2016

It’s not every day that the president of the United States comes to your church and serves dinner. But that’s exactly what happened the day before Thanksgiving at St. Luke’s Mission Center, part of the multi-site ministry of Metropolitan Memorial...

Inter-faith musicians pursue harmony

January 8, 2016

In December, Colesville UMC hosted an unlikely Jewish-American and Palestine-Muslim duo in concert, entitled “In Pursuit of Harmony.” The members of In Pursuit of Harmony are celebrated and award winning Jewish-American songwriter/producer...

BWC delegation finds strength in its diversity

January 8, 2016

Every third Saturday, you will find a group of Baltimore-Washington Conference United Methodists huddled together at the Conference Mission Center discussing everything from Scripture to the Book of Discipline and Social Principals; from human...

‘The Darkest Night’: remembering the homeless

January 8, 2016

On this first night of winter, one of the longest, coldest nights of the year, we gather in solidarity with and for those in our city, state, nation and world who are forced to endure the night. We gather to remember those who in this year and in...

The word is…. learn

January 7, 2016

Ancient church mothers and fathers often greeted one another with the phrase, “Give me a word.” This greeting led to the sharing of insights and wisdom. Today we continue this tradition with this monthly column.

Church partners with Worldreader to help Zimbabwean students

January 7, 2016

The Rev. Faith Lewis didn’t know what to expect when she attended the first Game Changers Summit in 2014, but she definitely didn’t expect it to spawn a mission project.