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August 2017

United Methodists participate in Ministers March for Justice

August 30, 2017

More than 3,000 ministers gathered in the shadow of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington on Aug. 28 for the “Ministers March for Justice.” United Methodist clergy, from bishops to local pastors, were among those lending their voices...

Hispanic/Latinos meet for worship, stories and strategy

August 28, 2017

Ten members of the Baltimore-Washington Conference area and staff attended the 46th assembly of Methodists Associated Representing the Cause of Hispanic/Latino Americans, or MARCHA, the denomination’s Hispanic/Latino caucus, held in Dallas Aug...

How we can help in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

August 28, 2017

We pray for all those affected by the ferocity of Hurricane Harvey, which inundated the Texas Gulf Coast with catastrophic flooding this weekend, causing damage that weather watchers have called "unprecedented." The United Methodist Committee on...

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Heritage Landmarks: Cokesbury College Site, Abingdon

August 25, 2017

The idea of a Methodist academy in Abingdon, Maryland had been discussed as early as 1782. Thomas Coke (1747-1814) was John Wesley's envoy to American Methodists, making nine voyages to the United States. Coke and Francis Asbury (1745-1816) met...

UMs to commemorate 500th anniversary of Protestant Reformation

August 24, 2017

United Methodists are encouraged to observe the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, including through Sunday school studies and offering special Reformation Day prayers in worship. Bishop B. Michael Watson, ecumenical officer of the...

Drug education video series now available online

August 24, 2017

A new drug education video series by Fallston UMC, which is now available to you and your congregation, enables local churches to make a difference in the opioid crisis facing our youth.

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