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September 2016


Bishops overrule nonconformity resolutions

September 20, 2016

Two bishops, in separate rulings, have voided two resolutions in the Northeastern United States that called for defying church restrictions on gay and lesbian individuals.

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Bishop Easterling visits Cumberland-Hagerstown District

September 16, 2016

Banjo and trumpet music, questions, conversations and fried chicken at “The Blue” were among the highlights of the first stop on Bishop LaTrelle Easterling’s welcome tour, meeting the people of the Baltimore-Washington Conference.

Robert Hubert Weller

September 16, 2016

Robert Hubert “Bob” Weller, 77, the husband of the Pastor Jean Weller, a retired Provisional Member of the BWC, died Sept 16, 2016. The Rev. Matt Poole officiated at a Celebration of Life and Resurrection at Glen Mar UMC Sept...

St. Luke’s UMC dedicates new bathrooms

September 12, 2016

For years – decades, really – the members and guests attending St. Luke’s UMC in Reisterstown had to exit the sanctuary, step outside and walk next door to the church’s Fellowship Hall if they wanted to use the restroom.

'To live to God:' Asbury in America

September 12, 2016

At the 160th meeting of the Baltimore-Washington Conference Historical Society, John Strawbridge provided an illuminating look into the mind and heart of Bishop Francis Asbury and his ministry that spanned 300,000 miles and brought forth a...

The word is… remember

September 9, 2016

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.

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