News and Views

February 2017

Tributes to Bishop May

February 27, 2017

Bishop May meant so much to so many. We invite you to leave your remembrances, thoughts and prayers, below, to share with the BWC family.

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Bishop Felton Edwin May – 1935-2017

February 27, 2017

Bishop Felton Edwin May, who served the Baltimore-Washington Conference from 1996 to 2004, died on Monday, Feb. 27.

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Rev. Robert Eugene Moales

February 24, 2017

The Rev. Robert Eugene Moales, 86, a retired Elder, died Feb. 24, 2017. The Rev. Patrick Ricker officiated at the funeral service March 1 at John Wesley UMC in Hagerstown. Robert Eugene Moales was born Sept. 21, 1930, in Charleston, W. Va., the...

Epworth UMC celebrates African heritage, culture

February 21, 2017

It is said that God loves a cheerful giver. If that’s true, then God must really, really love the people of Epworth UMC in Gaithersburg. During their African Celebration in Worship service Feb. 19, motivated by soul-stirring music from a hot...

The unpopular appeal of Lent

February 21, 2017

What are you giving up for Lent? That question is one that has haunted me for as long as I can remember. Growing up Catholic, giving something up for Lent was a given. It usually involved the removal of sweets or chocolate when I was a child. As...

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Rev. Russell Burdette McClatchey

February 18, 2017

Rev. Russell Burdette McClatchey, 78, a retired Elder, died Feb. 10, 2017.Funeral services were held Feb. 18 at Hedgesville UMC in West Virginia, with the Rev. Dennis Jackman officiating. Russell Burdette McClatchey was born Nov. 20, 1939, one...