News and Views

May 2017

Two special ministries to benefit from offerings this session

May 24, 2017

At this session, members will be able to contribute to two special ministries: "Seeds of Security" and ROCK scholarships.

Before you arrive at Annual Conference

May 24, 2017

Clergy and lay annual conference members have gathered in past years for an informational session prior to Annual Conference. This year, in lieu of the that gathering, we are providing all conference-related materials online for attendees to...

Matilda Tavenner

May 24, 2017

Matilda Tavenner, 84, the wife of the Rev. Julian A. Tavenner, a retired Elder, died May 24, 2017, at the Quincy Nursing Home in Quincy, Pa., after a short illness. A graveside service was held June 4 at the Blue Ridge Cemetery in...

Statement from Bishop LaTrelle Easterling: May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017

Once again, I am combing Scripture for another passage I can use to address a senseless death. Once again, I am trying to come to grips with the hatred that leads to the death of another innocent human being. Once again, I am wiping my tears and...

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Vandals strike Locust UMC in Columbia

May 22, 2017

During the overnight hours of Friday, May 19, someone spray painted “666” on the church sign of Locust UMC in Columbia. A person jogging by just after daylight saw the satanic symbol and alerted the church’s pastor, the Rev. Jane Wood.

Eurasia bishop says ‘you’re a blessing to us’

May 22, 2017

Singing “Amazing Grace” in both English and Russian set the stage for a two-day gathering May 5-6, at the BWC Mission Center, for the Eurasia - Central Asia: In Mission Together Consultation.