News and Views

May 2017

Patricia A. Mason

May 22, 2017

Patricia Ann Mason, 84, the wife of the late Rev. Donald Mason, died May 22, 2017, in Grafton, W. Va. A funeral service was held in Grafton at the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home May 26 with the Rev. Junius Lewis officiating. Patricia Ann Delaney...

What is a disciple?

May 18, 2017

The mission of The United Methodist Church is to "make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world." But, how do you know when you've made one... a disciple, that is? We talked with the Rev. Steven Manskar, from Discipleship...

Grace UMC working to replace aging Moller Organ

May 17, 2017

The organ is a vital part of the music ministry of a church as well as its legacy, but what do you do when your nearly-ninety-year-old organ begins to fail?

Bishop Easterling names Latona as Director of Connectional Ministries

May 15, 2017

Bishop LaTrelle Easterling has named Christie Latona to serve as the new Director of Connectional Ministries for the Baltimore-Washington Conference.

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Ruling on a gay bishop could be far-reaching

May 11, 2017

The Judicial Council’s recent ruling against the consecration of a gay bishop likely has consequences for United Methodists far beyond one bishop.

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 10, 2017

May is known for many observances, but it is also known for Mental Health Awareness Month. In our churches, we often feed the souls of our congregants and visitors, which includes speaking to the whole person: mind, body, and spirit, and this...