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October 2017


Traveling the Circuit: Rehoboth Church and Museum

October 25, 2017

Edward Keenan’s conversion to the warm-hearted religion of the Methodists occurred about twenty miles away from the picturesque hollow where Old Rehoboth Church has sat for more than two hundred years.  Keenan, a Roman Catholic immigrant from...

Emory's beacon illuminates neighborhoods in D.C.

October 24, 2017

Emory Fellowship, a United Methodist church in Washington, D.C., is mid-way through a $55 million transformation to reach its neighbors and community.

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UMs address racism issues at reCall Summit

October 23, 2017

At the reCall Summit Oct. 20 - 21, United Methodists learned more about the sin of racism and took home concrete action steps to address it.

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UMs meet to discuss gun sense

October 18, 2017

More than 220 people gathered at the BWC Mission Center Oct. 17 for "Critical Conversations: Gun Sense." This was a time for dialogue on how people of faith and faith leaders could and should respond in light of the recent events in our country.

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Taste & See redefines possibilities of church

October 17, 2017

On his way to the Taste & See event at American University on Sept. 24, the Rev. Rodney Smothers found himself wondering about the purpose, “the why,” of the event. But his thoughts were soon sidetracked by his GPS, which insisted he go a...

New faith expressions create entrepreneurial spirit

October 17, 2017

In a growing trend of less focus on worship and more emphasis on personal faith nourishment and experiencing God-moments through mission and creative outreach in the community, a sense of “whole life evangelism” is becoming the way of doing...

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