News and Views

May 2017

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...

Bishop names Smothers Congregational Development Resource Specialist

May 9, 2017

The Rev. Rodney T. Smothers has been appointed by Bishop LaTrelle Easterling to serve on the staff of the Baltimore-Washington Conference in the newly created positon of Congregational Development Resource Specialist.

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Bishop appoints Laprade superintendent of Baltimore Suburban District

May 9, 2017

The Rev. Ann Laprade has been appointed by Bishop LaTrelle Easterling to serve as the superintendent of the Baltimore Suburban District.

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Retreat and Camping ministry makes disciples

May 8, 2017

The mission of The United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. One place that is happening – a lot – in the Baltimore-Washington Conference is the Retreat and Camping Ministries (RCM) area.

Twins Follow Mom into Ministry

May 8, 2017

The Rev. Johnsie Cogman is an educator turned pastor who believes that Sunday school is just as important as secondary education when it comes to helping tomorrow’s leaders recognize their spiritual gifts. Cogman’s 23-year-old sons are following...

Appointment Announcement from Bishop Easterling

May 7, 2017

I greet you in the precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. With my deep appreciation for her ministry and many gifts, and with prayerful discernment in fulfilling the needed consultation process, I share with you my intention to...