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January 2017

Statement from Bishop LaTrelle Easterling: Jan. 31, 2017

January 31, 2017

On January 16, 2017, we celebrated the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His message of justice, liberation, and inclusion reverberated from coast to coast as we remembered our national hero. Whether it was during a...

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Faith leaders urge all to welcome strangers, refugees

January 31, 2017

President Donald Trump’s order banning refugees from seven Muslim countries was countered by the voices of faith leaders who reminded followers that “a Middle Eastern refugee savior taught us to love the foreigner like we love ourselves.” The...

Church opens doors to hope

January 30, 2017

At Mt. Zion UMC in Bel Air, they never underestimate the power of God acting through one person. When Joshua Cooney was younger, his mother, Terri, worried that he needed friends to spend time with and care about. Joshua has special needs. In...

Social Justice Agency of The United Methodist Church Stands With Immigrants and Refugees

January 27, 2017

Press release originally posted January 26, 2017 Rejects policies that deny dignity and worth Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the Trump administration took executive action to expand the U.S.-Mexico border wall, increase the powers of...

Women’s edition of Bible offers new light

January 25, 2017

Beth Bingham began to see Hagar of the Old Testament in a new way after studying The CEB Women’s Bible. Suddenly she wasn’t just the servant who bore Abraham a child when his wife Sarah couldn’t. She was, essentially, the Bible’s first single mom...

Rev. Richard Earl Nowers

January 23, 2017

The Rev. Richard Earl Nowers, 88, a retired Elder, died Jan. 23, 2017, at his residence in Edgewater. A Memorial Service was held Jan. 28, at Saint Andrew's of Annapolis UMC. Richard Earl Nowers was born April 29, 1929, in Reading, Pa., and...