News and Views

June 2017

Smithville UMC supports creative art program in Ghana

June 12, 2017

In Ghana, a Christian artist by the name of Francis Nunoo had a vision of helping children find their God-given talents so they could express themselves. Sir Nunoo (as he is called by the children) believes that every child has creative talents...

Rev. Leslie Gordon Metcalf

June 10, 2017

The Rev. Leslie Gordon Metcalf, 80, died June 10, 2017, at Gilchrest Hospice Care in Towson. A private graveside service was held June 19. Leslie Metcalf was the youngest of nine children born to William and Norma (nee...

The word is… reconnect

June 8, 2017

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.

Emory Grove: an analog refuge in a digital world

June 8, 2017

Nestled in a grove of old oak trees northwest of Baltimore is a place where time has seemingly stood still. Small cottages line narrow streets where cars are forbidden to go. Majestic trees tower over a large tabernacle, while a 150-year old...

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Annual Conference 2017 videos

June 8, 2017

Now that the 233rd session of the Baltimore-Washington Conference has come to a close, it's time to share the remarkable work that was done in our holy conferencing. We know you'll want to view the videos from the conference session again as you...

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Laity explore HOPE and certified ministries

June 7, 2017

Baltimore-Washington Conference Lay Leader Delores Martin promised a “fact-packed, real facts afternoon” during the laity session May 31. With a standing-room-only crowd paying close attention, Martin celebrated the ministry of the laity and...