News and Views

March 2017

Historic Black D.C. Church Becomes ‘Bridge’ for Racial Change

March 31, 2017

Hundreds of residents different in race, age, and religion gathered at a local Methodist Church to worship and find common ground on gentrification issues plaguing the city.

An Experiment in Prayer

March 30, 2017

Prayer. It’s something anyone can do, yet almost no one feels like a master at prayer. Most Christians long for a deeper and more meaningful prayer life. What better way to take the next faithful step in our prayer life than by studying the...

Church opens hearts and doors to strangers

March 28, 2017

When you walk into the “Rainbow Room” at Chevy Chase UMC Saturday mornings, you might think the people around the U-shaped table are a mini-United Nations. A nearby wall proves it. Names and countries of origin are written on colorful...

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Creative ideas for young adult ministry generated at ROCK

March 28, 2017

When nearly 4,000 people gathered at the ROCK youth retreat last month, the BWC’s Young Adult Council was there. We were the ones with the buttons that said “Jesus was a Young Adult.”

BWC pastor with medical background combines church and health clinic

March 27, 2017

Strength through community building and healthcare is what the Rev. Dr. Irance Reddix-McCray, pastor at Saint John’s UMC and doctor at a local community healthcare center, hopes for the Adullum Community Healthcare Center.

Why I Got Arrested in Annapolis

March 20, 2017

“Hi, Rev. Wilson. I know it’s not what we originally discussed, but I’m calling to ask you to take some extra personal risk tomorrow.” That’s how my conversation began with Brooke Harper ...

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