News and Views

February 2017

BWC churches’ connectional giving hits all time high

February 10, 2017

Apportionment giving by the 628 churches of the Baltimore-Washington Conference remained strong in 2016, according to reports from the conference finance office.

The word is… reclaim

February 10, 2017

Ancient church mothers and fathers often greeted one another with the phrase, “Give me a word.” This greeting led to the sharing of insights and wisdom. Today we continue this tradition with this monthly column.

Engaging the hearts of youth, and introducing them to the rock

February 9, 2017

What can we rely on in an ever-changing world? Who can we turn to in the brokenness and craziness that seems to be all around us? These are questions that people, especially youth, feel pressed to know the answers to.

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ROCK youth retreat leads many to Christ

February 6, 2017

What do you call it when 4,500 youth, young adults and their leaders gather for a weekend retreat in Ocean City, Md.? In the Baltimore-Washington Conference, we call it ROCK. The event, which will celebrate its 25th gathering next year, is...

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Frances Deane Thomas McDonald

February 5, 2017

Frances Deane Thomas McDonald, 88, wife of the late Rev. Ramon E. McDonald Sr., an Elder in the BWC, died Feb. 5, 2017. A funeral service was held Feb. 9 at Mt. Zion UMC in Lothian. Frances Deane Thomas was born April 25, 1928, in Moorefield, W...

Timeline: Methodism in Black and White

February 2, 2017

This timeline first appeared in New World Outlook, May-June 1992. Adapted by permission and updated by United Methodist Communications.