News and Views

June 2016

Diversity of BWC ministries highlighted

June 3, 2016

“How great is our God?” asked Young Adult Council Chair Raimon Jackson as he sang to open the Connectional Ministries report at Annual Conference June 2. Eleven-year-old Nora Meeks, of Silver Spring UMC, responded with her witness of...

DC mayor speaks

June 3, 2016

The morning session Thursday included greetings from and to many honored guests. Among them were a delegation from Korea and the Mayor of Washington, D.C.

Bible study calls church to abandon pneumaphobia

June 3, 2016

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?”

BWC adopts 2017 budget of $14.2 million

June 3, 2016

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...

Statement from members of the Wesley Theological Seminary community

June 2, 2016

The following statement was signed by members of the Wesley Theological Seminary community. “We were in seminary with TC” And we could not be more saddened or disappointed with this vote today. We were colleagues with TC as we were...

Statement from Foundry UMC

June 2, 2016

Issued June 1, 2016 Today during the Clergy Executive Session of the Baltimore-Washington Conference of The United Methodist Church, clergy did not accept the recommendation of the Board of Ordained Ministry to approve T.C. Morrow for...