News and Views

June 2016

Rev. John Storer Park

June 7, 2016

The Rev. John Storer Park, a retired Elder, died June 7, 2016, three days after his 83rd birthday. The Rev. Matthew Paugh officiated at his funeral June 11 at St. Paul’s UMC in Oakland. John “Jack” Storer Park was born June 4...

Roland "Bud" Brown - June 7, 2016

June 7, 2016

The Rev. Roland "Bud" Brown III, 68, a retired Elder, died June 7,2016, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. His funeral service was held June 13 at St. Paul's UMC in Sykesville with the Revs. Terri Rae Chattin, Douglas Tzan and Vivian McCarthy...

2016 Annual Conference Overview

June 6, 2016

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...

Bishop Matthews honored for 42 years of powerful ministry

June 4, 2016

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...

Clergy couples seek fairness

June 4, 2016

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...

‘The world is our parish’

June 4, 2016

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.