News and Views

May 2016

2016 Appointments

May 31, 2016

Bishop Marcus Matthews and the Cabinet of the Baltimore-Washington Conference announce the following clergy appointments. The appointments are effective July 1, 2016. You may also download this listing as a print-friendly PDF.  May 31 Rev...

Bidding the bishop a fond farewell

May 25, 2016

Words of heartfelt gratitude and soulful reflection marked each of the four regional farewell ceremonies that honored Bishop Marcus Matthews for his 42 years of ministry, of which all but eight years was spent serving God in the...

Is Baltimore ‘rising’ a year after Freddie Gray’s death?

May 25, 2016

“Still I Rise,” by Maya Angelou, has been a source of empowerment for African American women since it was written. It has become a source of inspiration for the city of Baltimore since the unrest last spring. As I have reflected on the events of...

Council of Bishops follows tradition with letter to the church

May 24, 2016

Reviving a tradition that is more than a century old, the United Methodist Council of Bishops sent this letter today to the people of The United Methodist Church following the 2016 General Conference, held in Portland, Oregon, May 10-20. The...

BWC members inspired at Exponential Conference

May 23, 2016

More than 30 clergy and lay members from the Baltimore-Washington Conference attended Exponential 2016, an ecumenical conference for church planters in Orlando, Fla.

Exponential Conference focuses on Level Five chuches

May 23, 2016

What happens when local church leaders from the Baltimore-Washington Conference immerse themselves in learning how to plant new churches? Hopefully, multiplication.