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April 2017

Statement from Bishop LaTrelle Easterling: April 19, 2017

April 19, 2017

Grace and peace to you in Jesus Christ, our Risen Savior! As we enter this season of Eastertide, we are more aware than ever of the powerful work of God, through the Holy Spirit, to overcome death in all its forms. Where the limitations of...

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UMM Potato Drop distributes potatoes to feed the hungry

April 19, 2017

The annual Feed the Hungry Potato Drop was a successful event again this year, distributing 44,000 pounds of potatoes throughout Washington and Frederick counties, as well as locations in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. More than 70 volunteers...

Diversity is key to discipleship

April 19, 2017

To really be the church God intends, United Methodists “need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable,” said Pastor Ramon Jackson of Inspire D.C. in Washington, D.C.

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Celebrating past with new vision

April 19, 2017

After the Israelites defeated the Philistines, the story goes, the prophet Samuel erected a stone and named it Ebenezer, which means “Thus far the Lord has helped us.”

Judicial Council to decide fate of lesbian bishop

April 17, 2017

The United Methodist Church’s top court, the Judicial Council, will meet at the end of April for what is likely to be one of the most-watched decisions in recent memory.

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Creative sharing sparks new ideas about church

April 12, 2017

“It only takes a spark …” goes the praise song. On March 11, more than 360 sparks were ignited as clergy and lay people from the Washington Region gathered at Leadership Days to ignite new ways of doing and being church designed to transform...