News and Views

March 2017

Molly Pitcher Nash

March 18, 2017

Molly Pitcher Nash, 72, the wife of the late Rev. Howard O. Nash, died in Peoria, Illinois, March 18, 2017. A memorial service was held at St. John's UMC in Baltimore City April 23. Clergy who planned and officiated were Judy Birch, Nancy Webb...

Rev. Mulenga chosen to lead communications for Council of Bishops

March 15, 2017

The Council of Bishops (COB) of The United Methodist Church has named the Rev. Maidstone Mulenga as its inaugural Director of Communications. The Rev. Mulenga currently serves as Assistant to the Bishop and Director of Connectional Ministries in...

Scholars raise doubts about church’s future

March 15, 2017

Seminary professors are having their say on how The United Methodist Church should navigate its deep disagreements about the status of gay and lesbian individuals.

A Place Called Eastern: How one church saved a life

March 15, 2017

Dear Eastern, You were not a church to me. Instead, you were a home, a place orphans yearn for, a place the homeless only dream of finding. A place called Eastern!

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Church opens new horizons for one man’s future

March 15, 2017

In 2013, I went on a Volunteer in Mission trip to a school named Mashambanhaka in Zimbabwe. The school was a Methodist Mission school and had a primary school of over 1,100 students and a newly started secondary school with over 400 students...

The word is... repent

March 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.