News and Views

June 2017

Friendship from Forgiveness

June 29, 2017

J. T. Clark and C. J. Martin Jr. were brought together after a traffic accident with Martin resulted in the death of Clark’s brother and sister-in-law. Two months after his brother’s death, Clark showed up at Martin’s court hearing to pay his...

What Middle Am I In?

June 28, 2017

The Rev. Ginger Gaines-Cirelli reflects on her work with "the middle" in addressing differences that threaten the Church. She and others are creatively claiming the wisdom of the past and seeking God in their midst in order to think afresh about God.

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Rev. Linda Louise Shafer

June 27, 2017

Rev. Linda Louise Shafer, 63, of Silver Spring, died June 27, 2017, after a long illness.  A memorial service was held at the Takoma Park Presbyterian Church July 16. Linda Shafer was born July 24, 1953, to Lindsay and Louise Shafer of...

In their own words: BWC youth want to be seen

June 23, 2017

The Conference Council on Youth Ministry (CCYM) represents the youth of the Baltimore-Washington Conference. We have monthly meetings that we use to further our topic of “Stress Less.” Our other major goal is for our youth leaders, pastors, and...

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UMs gather for 'Worship in the Park'

June 23, 2017

On Sunday, May 28, the congregations of Wards Memorial UMC in Owings, and Corkran Memorial UMC in Temple Hills, worshipped together at the West River United Methodist Center. There was singing, prayer, Scripture and the preached Word, “I Got the...

First QLR women’s retreat reflects beauty, self-love

June 21, 2017

“You Are Beautiful!” was the constant affirmation offered to those who attended Quality of Life Retreats’ first all-women’s retreat in April. But the subtext of that uplifting theme was simply to love oneself.