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June 2016


Bishop Matthews responds to Orlando tragedy

June 13, 2016

Friends: While in Zimbabwe, the news of the mass shooting in Orlando, Fla., reached us. Like you, I am devastated by this act of hatred and struggling to make sense of the horrific tragedy. In times like this, we, as the body of Christ, must...

Harry Campbell Kiely - June 11, 2016

June 11, 2016

The Rev. Harry Campbell Kiely, 80, a retired Elder in the Baltimore-Washington Conference, died June 11, 2016. A memorial service was held July 9, at Riderwood, the retirement home where he lived in Silver Spring.  He was born Jan. 23...

Ronald R. Winterberg - June 10, 2016

June 10, 2016

The Rev. Ronald R. Winterberg, an Associate Member who served in the Baltimore-Washington Conference from 1965 to 1989, died June 10, 2016. The Rev. Ken Hughes officiated at a celebration of his life Aug. 13, in the Guild Chapel at Asbury...

What good could you do with $100?

June 9, 2016

Young adults were creating conversations and encouraging creative thinking at this year’s Annual Conference Session. Through INSPIREDC’s “Mission Possible” initiative, members and guests to Annual Conference were put to a challenge. Those who...

31 new clergy given ‘holy habits’ for ministry

June 9, 2016

Family and friends filled the ballroom of the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C., for the worship service of ordination and commissioning that is the highlight of the Annual Conference Session for many people. The occasion is the...

The word is… power

June 9, 2016

Ancient church mothers and fathers often greeted one another with the phrase, “Give me a word.” This greeting led to the sharing of insights and wisdom. Today we continue this tradition with this monthly column.

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