News and Views

June 2017

Bishop ordains and commissions 17 pastors

June 7, 2017

The image of bread was central in the message given to those commissioned, ordained and readmitted June 1, as Bishop LaTrelle Easterling presided at her first such worship service.

BWC adopts $18.4 million budget for 2018

June 7, 2017

By unanimous vote, members of the 2017 Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference approved the 2018 expense budget of $18.4 million. Of that amount, $14.3 million is budgeted to be received by apportionments, the connectional system of giving used by...

We’re in this together, mourners reassured

June 6, 2017

At each Annual Conference Session, those clergy and clergy spouses who died during the past year are remembered. Family members or friends light a candle as each one’s name is called. Those remembered this year included four bishops and four...

Bible study explores disciples making disciples

June 6, 2017

The Bible study at annual confernce, led each morning by the Rev. Steven Manskar, was taken from Ephesians 4.

Penny challenge issued – and answered

June 5, 2017

The pennies (and nickels, dimes, quarters, and various bills) have been counted, tabulated and scored. In short, the results of the district-on-district penny war are in...

An overview of the 2017 session of the Baltimore-Washington Conference

June 4, 2017

When Bishop LaTrelle Easterling pronounced the 233rd session of the Baltimore-Washington Conference open, she made history as the first African-American woman to lead the 159,000 members and 1,050 clergy who make up the 628 churches of the...

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