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December 2016

Hot cocoa and a warm welcome

December 15, 2016

The United Methodist Church is taking to the streets of Baltimore this week to offer the gift of hospitality with a warm invitation and a hot cup of cocoa. As commuters, holiday shoppers and event-goers crowd the city’s most trafficked areas...

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Brokenness, Addiction, and Searching for Light and Hope

December 14, 2016

Tis the season of joy and celebration, right? And brokenness. Yep. This is when we must muster our best tools to ignore the pain around us. Because for all the peace and happiness, this Christmas season is also one that sheds light… light on the...

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'Unto us a child is born'

December 13, 2016

A special presentation of a live nativity, held at Damascus UMC in Damascus.

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‘1LOVE!’ event celebrates unity and diversity

December 13, 2016

More than 100 young adults from across the conference gathered for a night of worship, music and fellowship Saturday, Dec. 10, Human Rights Day. 1LOVE! was billed as “a place where diverse people of all backgrounds seek unity through celebrating...

Traveling the Circuit: Barratt’s Chapel

December 13, 2016

The plainness of this small, colonial-style chapel, set on a rise just east of Highway 1 near Frederica, belies its grander significance. If Lovely Lane in Baltimore is the “Mother Church of American Methodism”, here is where “Mom” got her first...

Strawbridge Shrine members gather for living history

December 12, 2016

Members and friends of the Strawbridge Shrine Association gathered at Stone Chapel UMC in October for their 2016 annual meeting, themed “Upon this Rock.” Nestled in rural Maryland near New Windsor, Stone Chapel is only a few miles from the...