News and Views

April 2016

Clergy learn about boundaries and social media

April 11, 2016

From full-time Elders with decades of pastoral service to new Certified Lay Ministers, 11 categories of clergy lead the 85 churches of the Cumberland-Hagerstown District. The diversity of their gifts and qualifications is intensely broad.

The word is… love

April 11, 2016

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.

Remembering Francis Asbury

April 6, 2016

Bishop Francis Asbury was remembered as the “The Prophet of the Long Road” on the 200th anniversary of his death during worship at Lovely Lane UMC and ceremonies at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, both in Baltimore, on April 3.

Postcards Home from Korea – Day 5

April 5, 2016

Traveling can give you a window on worlds you never knew existed and provide glimpses and new understandings of fascinating cultures. But visiting others – living, worshipping, learning and working in their own unique contexts – can also provide...

Postcards Home from Korea – Day 6

April 5, 2016

On the last day of our journey with our partners in Korea, we visited Mokwon University, a Methodist-affiliated school in Daejeon. The university has 10,000 students and promotes itself as an “educational community full of dreams and passion.”

Postcards Home from Korea – Day 3

April 3, 2016

Today, the past and present merge in unexpected ways in the Methodist Church of Korea and across the Korean landscape.