News and Views

September 2016

Panelists explore moving faith in to the public square

September 8, 2016

How do you move faith from being something intensely personal to something open and involved in public discourse?

An author of the ‘call’ reflects on race and the UMC

September 8, 2016

Lillian Smith Pastor, Cheverly UMC Lillian Smith W. E. B. DuBois wrote, “The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line — the relation of the darker to the lighter races of men in Asia and Africa, in America and...

Using the Call to Action in your life and church

September 8, 2016

By Melissa Lauber UMConnection Staff The churches and leaders of the Baltimore-Washington Conference are being called upon by the Northeastern Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church to move from “rhetoric to action,” as they...

New faith community, the Bridge, to premier at Asbury

September 7, 2016

When The Bridge’s leadership team gathered at Asbury UMC in Washington, D.C., earlier this year, Matthew Wilke looked around the room and realized that “literally nowhere else in the world would this group of people be sitting together in a room.”

BWC welcomes Bishop Easterling

September 6, 2016

Since 1784, when Francis Asbury put out the call for pastors to meet in Baltimore to create the Methodist Church, 35 men have served as a bishop in the Baltimore-Washington Conference or one of its predecessors. On Sept. 1, Bishop LaTrelle...

Microsite at Brook Hill brings in new people

September 6, 2016

The congregation at Brook Hill UMC in Frederick is undergoing a mission shift, says its pastor, the Rev. Wade Martin, moving “beyond success to significance.”