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December 2017


Rev. Harry A. Ledgard

December 27, 2017

The Rev. Harry A. Ledgard, a retired Elder, died Dec. 27, 2017. A service to celebrate his life was held Jan. 5, at Glen Mar UMC with the Rev. Rod Miller officiating. District Superintendent Conrad Link participated. Harry A. Ledgard was born...

Rev. Leon C. Kess, Jr.

December 22, 2017

The Rev. Leon C. Kess, Jr., 88, a retired Elder, died Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, the anniversary of his father’s death.  A Celebration of Life service was held Dec. 30 at Queens Chapel UMC in Beltsville with Drs. Gregory and Delila Parham...

Church discovers wonder in giving

December 18, 2017

When they chose “Wonder” as a theme for Advent, the people of Severna Park UMC had little idea how wonder-full their church would become.

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An Advent homecoming to Methodism's first meeting place

December 18, 2017

“Coming Home” captured the theme of this year’s annual Advent candlelight service held on Dec. 10 at the historic Strawbridge Shrine near New Windsor.

BWC celebrates 100 percent support of General Church apportionments for 20 consecutive years

December 13, 2017

The 20-year streak is a testament to the strength of the BWC and its commitment to be in mission and ministry with others around the world.

Tags: apportionments, giving, stewardship

Finding a Way Forward: Resources for Witness, Contextual Leadership and Unity

December 12, 2017

The Commission on a Way Forward created a handbook for the Council of Bishops about their work so far, and invite you to join them in study, reflection and prayer.

Tags: commission on a way forward, council of bishops

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