News and Views

June 2018

Bishop Easterling's statement on Annapolis shooting

June 28, 2018

A mass shooting in Annapolis June 28 resulted in multiple fatalities. Here is Bishop Easterling's statement.

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Traveling the Circuit #11: Old Hay Bay Church

June 27, 2018

By Charles L. Harrell the old hay bay church On the shore of an inlet off Lake Ontario stands a stout but charming frame building, the oldest structure of the United Church of Canada.  Known as the Old Hay Bay Church, it was actually...

Praying Our Way Forward

June 25, 2018

The third phase of the 'Praying Our Way Forward ' initiative launched this month, with a call to prayer and fasting through the Special Session of General Conference in February.

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Community Kitchen in Silver Spring church aims to make use of discarded produce

June 25, 2018

Silver Spring UMC's Four Corners Campus takes locally grown produce rejected by grocery stores and turn it into delicious food to feed the hungry.

Maryland church helps fund new Zimbabwe health clinic

June 18, 2018

Construction of a new modern clinic at Munyarari Mission is underway thanks to a partnership between Bel Air UMC in Bel Air, Maryland, and the Zimbabwe East Conference.

Theft fails to stop community ministry

June 14, 2018

This is a story of making lemonade out of lemons. It’s a story about a church turning to its members and community for help so that it can continue a long-standing ministry of helping others.