News and Views

February 2017

5 constitutional amendments head to vote

February 17, 2017

General Conference delegates had their say last year. Now, it’s up to annual conference voters to determine whether five amendments will become part of The United Methodist Church’s constitution.

We are all connected, scientists say during Evolution Weekend program

February 16, 2017

In an effort to explore the question, “Are Our Children at Risk?” through the sectors of food insecurity, climate change and racial bias, about 30 people gathered and many more participated online, as three experts brought answers to these...

Bethany Korean volunteers for new mission

February 15, 2017

Bethany Korean Fellowship started just a few years ago, but on Feb. 7, they took a major step into mission, partnering with Meals on Wheels and BGE in an unusual outreach to the seniors in their Ellicott City community.

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Traveling the Circuit: A Very Special “Mother” in Philadelphia

February 15, 2017

The savvy traveler knows that there is a whole world of places to explore which are important for our Methodist heritage, but do not have the word “United” anywhere in their name. Among the most significant – and beautiful – of these can be...

Rev. Guy H. Johnson

February 14, 2017

Rev. Guy H. Johnson, 83, a retired pastor, died Feb. 14, 2017. A viewing was held at Goshen UMC in Gaithersburg Feb. 23, and a funeral was held Feb. 25 at First UMC in Hyattsville. The Rev. Yvonne Wallace-Penn officiated and the Rev. Shawn Wilson...

Pastor Richard Lee “Rick” Duncan

February 13, 2017

Pastor Richard Lee “Rick” Duncan, 68, was serving Melville Chapel UMC in Elkridge at the time of his death Feb. 13, 2017. A funeral service was held Feb. 18 at the funeral home and a Celebration of Life service was held Feb. 25, at...