Meeting under the theme “You Have the Power,” 1,701 lay and clergy members from 631 churches in the Baltimore-Washington Conference gathered at the 232nd annual session. The June 1-4 event at the Wardman Park Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C., was a time of worship, fellowship and holy...
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Larocca “Rocky” Jones, 85, wife of the Rev. Kenneth Jones, died peacefully June 4, 2016. She had dementia the last few months. A Memorial Service was held June 30, at Faith UMC in Rockville with the Rev. Kathryn Woodrow officiating. Larocca Tewell Jones was born Nov. 7, 1930 in...
“You Have the Power.” When Bishop Young Jin Cho, of the Virginia Area, first heard that this was the theme of the 2016 Baltimore-Washington Conference, his first thought was simply, “Really?”
Bishop James King Jr. of South Carolina preached Friday at the Memorial Service to remember the 29 clergy, 27 clergy spouses and lay members of the conference who have died since the last annual conference. He called his words of comfort, “Twinkle.”
How will conference members consider controversial social issues? What measures should a church take if its pastor dies? These were two of several policy and process questions the members of Baltimore-Washington wrestled with during the plenary session June 3.
The Baltimore-Washington Conference is part of a global church and lives out that reality through partnerships with Methodists around the world. Friday afternoon, members heard updates on each.
In a move to support clergy couples in addressing the rising costs of health care, Annual Conference members voted to create a policy that ensures a specific policy and an annually-called meeting that will address the needs of these couples and their families.
In an evening filled with tributes, music, thanksgiving, praise, and insights (more in a moment), the Baltimore-Washington Conference said farewell to Bishop Marcus Matthews. The BWC’s episcopal leader for the past four years, Matthews is retiring Aug. 31 after 42 years in ministry.
When Bishop Young Jin Cho, of the Virginia Area, first heard the theme of this annual conference, “You Have the Power,” his first thought was simply, “Really?”
By a nearly unanimous vote June 2, members of the Baltimore-Washington Conference adopted a $14.2 million apportionment budget for 2017. The budget represents a decrease of 0.8 percent from 2016 and is the fifth consecutive year the apportioned budget has been between $14.1 and $14.3 million...