News and Views

August 2017

Helping Young People Use Artistic Witness to Deepen their Faith

August 22, 2017

Young people in The United Methodist Church are being encouraged to deepen their faith by using artistic witness in the same creative tradition as prolific hymn writer Charles Wesley.

Rev. William Calvin Miller

August 19, 2017

The Rev. William Calvin Miller, 83, a retired Elder, died Aug. 19, 2017. A funeral service was held at Hiss UMC on Aug. 23, with the Rev. Timothy Dowell officiating. Also participating was the Rev. Mark L. Smiley. Born March 3, 1934, he was one...

Heritage Landmarks: Robert Strawbridge House, New Windsor

August 18, 2017

Robert Strawbridge ( ? -1781) emigrated from Ireland to Frederick County, Maryland sometime between 1760 and 1766. A Methodist preacher in Ireland, he began preaching in Maryland soon after his arrival, making him the pioneer of Methodism on the...

Statement from Bishop LaTrelle Easterling: August 12, 2017

August 12, 2017

As we watched the rally unfold today in Charlottesville, Va., we were reminded that hate, bigotry, bias and prejudice are not new to the American landscape. These vile concepts have reared their ugly head in every generation. While we should not...

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Heritage Landmarks: Old Otterbein UMC, Baltimore

August 11, 2017

Old Otterbein Church is the mother church of the United Brethren in Christ and the oldest church edifice still standing in the city of Baltimore.

A Call to Prayer for a Just Peace

August 9, 2017

On this day, 72 years ago, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Nagasaki – just three days after dropping one on the city of Hiroshima. It is estimated that over 150,000 people were killed over those three days. Fast...