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December 2016

A Prayer for the Advent Season

December 12, 2016

Advent is a time of preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ. A United Methodist pastor wrote a special prayer which is easy for individuals, churches, or families to use during this season of anticipation. This video puts his words with...

Status and Role of Women introduces new resources

December 12, 2016

The United Methodist Commission on the Status and Role of Women introduced two new resources in 2016 for local churches and annual conferences — one designed for clergy family care and another to address the frequent perception of God as...

Pastor reflects on faith in post-election landscape

December 7, 2016

Like many of us, following the presidential elections Nov. 8, I spent a day or two not knowing what to say. I watched some people simply trying to make sense of the new president-elect and what it means for our nation. Others were frustrated...

Cookie Factory turns snacks into mission trips

December 5, 2016

How do you turn chocolate chip cookies into a mission trip? At Calvary UMC in Annapolis, they’ve been doing it for 34 years.

County fines Patapsco UMs for non-permitted shelter of homeless

December 4, 2016

“Love your neighbor” is an ancient Christian imperative. But putting that love into action can sometimes be complex.

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Community UMC celebrates 20 years of ‘ZimVim’

December 2, 2016

It was March 4 – “yes, March forth,” the Rev. Chris Holmes remembers, in 1997, when the first team of Volunteers in Mission from Community UMC set out for a trip to the Murewa/UMP District in Zimbabwe.

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