News and Views

March 2017

New mission redefines a church

March 3, 2017

Lisa Middleton, Food Ministry Coordinator at Silver Spring UMC, looks over some of the selections at the choice food pantry. By Erik Alsgaard UMConnection Staff This is a story of how community outreach is helping to re-birth a church. This is a...

BWC mourns loss of Bishop May

March 3, 2017

Bishop Felton E. May often spoke of the need for “holy boldness” — and his admirers said he lived the phrase.

Clergy take ‘Day Apart’ with bishop to prepare for Lent

March 3, 2017

The season of Lent is one of the busiest times of the year for local church pastors. In the Baltimore-Washington Conference, there is a tradition of clergy gathering just before Lent to help prepare for what lays ahead.

Straight Talk on Racism

March 1, 2017

By Dr. Helen Stafford Fleming Racism, whether institutionalized or legislated, is being practiced in some form of discrimination that segregates us today. Our nation is still the product of hatred, bigotry and prejudices. The scenes of...