News and Views

February 2016

An Ash Wednesday message from Bishop Marcus Matthews

February 10, 2016

Grace and peace to you as we journey together into the season of Lent. I have to confess, this year I miss the tradition of gathering with the clergy of the Baltimore-Washington Conference on Ash Wednesday. I am in Zimbabwe for an important...

BOOM statement on its recommendation

February 10, 2016

From its beginning, Methodism has had a rich appreciation for theological diversity. John Wesley recognized what sociologists are now beginning to measure with great precision: that organizational systems which intentionally foster and celebrate...

Board of Ordained Ministry Q & A

February 10, 2016

The Baltimore-Washington Conference Board of Ordained Ministry has voted to recommend to the Clergy Executive Session, Tara “T.C.” Morrow as a provisional Deacon. Morrow is a woman who is married to a woman.

Married lesbian recommended as Provisional Deacon

February 10, 2016

The Board of Ordained Ministry of the Baltimore-Washington Conference, meeting last month, recommended Tara “T.C.” Morrow for commissioning as a Provisional Deacon. Morrow is a woman married to another woman.

ROCK brings 5,000 to Ocean City

February 9, 2016

More than 5,000 youth, young adults and their leaders gathered in Ocean City, Md., the first weekend of February, for the annual ROCK retreat. It is the largest gathering of United Methodists each year in the Baltimore-Washington Conference.

Disability Awareness Sunday, Feb. 7

February 3, 2016

When entering the sanctuary, have you ever looked around to see who is at church that day? I think most of us do.