News and Views

October 2017

BWC aids disaster victims with $100,000 for recovery

October 10, 2017

When the catastrophes that recently struck Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida required an extraordinary response, the people of the Baltimore-Washington Conference rose to the challenge with more than $100,000 in relief and recovery funding.

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Clergywomen’s choir meets to celebrate and remember

October 9, 2017

Early in the 1980s, some of us gathered to dance, sing, study, and shout our praise to God who called and equipped us for this journey as some of the first clergywomen in The United Methodist Church. We gathered because we needed each other, not...

BWC Immigration ministry aids DACA recipients

October 9, 2017

When the U.S. government announced in early September a proposal to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, hundreds of thousands of people suddenly faced the possibility of deportation.

Rev. Paul Southwell Jones

October 6, 2017

The Rev. Paul Southwell Jones, 100, the longest-serving clergy member of the Baltimore-Washington Conference, died Oct. 6 at the Charlestown Retirement Community in Catonsville. His life was celebrated at Bethany UMC in Ellicott City, Oct. 9...

Global Migration Sunday (Dec. 3) shines light on a crisis

October 5, 2017

At 10 years old, Edison D. Toe was selling kerosene on the streets in Liberia to provide extra money for his family. One night, he saw a group fleeing heavy fighting between rebel and government forces in the area. Fearful for his own life, Toe...

UMs ask: What is doctrine, what is law and what is right?

October 4, 2017

By Thomas Starnes Editor’s Note: When the Judicial Council meets Oct. 24-27, it will be considering petitions brought by the Denmark and California-Pacific annual conferences that argue that the language in the Discipline that deems...